Happy New Year!

I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!! For myself, I am taking some time off from writing and will be back around when Congress reconvenes, in another week or so. I continue to see no new crisis unfolding in the short term, due primarily to the very beneficial planets playing out in the president’s chart (see previous post).  The next period of serious strain for the president and the country seems likely to be in April, May, and June, with some difficult events playing out back to back. More on that later. In the meantime, January will unfold with some significant successes for our newly re-elected president.

 

Happy New Year to All. See you next year!

307 comments

  1. Sharon says:

    In Facebook lingo: Like!!! Happy New Year to you, Starlight, your family and all starlighters and their families. This is a great site to be part of and I thank you and everyone who participates for enriching our lives. May 2013 be a year where peace, love and light, both within and without, keep strenthening, and keeping us stable and shining through all blockages. May God Bless and protect our president, and all good leaders on earth, inspiring them to do the right thing, and all of us on the planet in this and in all universes!

  2. Noelle says:

    Amen! Sharon. I’m with you 100%.

  3. Lorrie U says:

    Thank you, Nancy, for your many gifts to us all year long. Many New Year’s blessings of peace, love, health & prosperity in all things to you & your loved ones, Starlight, as well as to all the fabulous posters and lurkers who share their energy on this wonderful site!

  4. will says:

    Starlight,

    Mille grazi to you for this wonderful rallying point. Enjoy your much-deserved break and Felice Anno Nuovo to you and to all who contribute here.

  5. cappy says:

    Starlight,

    i am ‘in cinq’ w/ last 5 postings…Happy New Year!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Happy New Year to you to, Nancy!

  7. clymela says:

    Let me join in wishing you Happy New Year, dear Nancy. Thank you for all the insights you have shared and for having a site that draws intuitive and creative people

  8. Mary says:

    Happy New Year to you, Nancy and to all.
    Thank you for your wisdom and generosity!

  9. Fe says:

    Blessings for you and yours, kid. Maybe NEXT time I’m in DC, we WILL connect.

    Peace and joy for 2013 to all Starlighters. May all be happy, healthy and wise — take that in any order of priority you want!!

  10. kiwi says:

    Ditto from me to you Nancy and everyone else too!!!!!
    Happy New Year!

  11. Lunagardener says:

    Happy New Year Nancy and everyone. A Thousand Thanks for your all your wit and rational guidance during this wild and crazy year. Enjoy!

  12. Teresa Hill says:

    Happy, Happy New Year, Starlighters!

    I am so happy to see this year end and hoping for a not-quite-so-crazy 2013.

    Wouldn’t have made it through 2012 without you guys.

  13. connimac says:

    Happy New Year to you, Starlight, and to all the wonderful posters and loyal readers on this site. Enjoy your well-earned rest, Starlight. Let’s hope 2013 has some gentler times in store for us all!

  14. barbk says:

    Much peace and love to you and your family Nancy. You have served us well for yet another year and you deserve some down-time. We will miss you and look forward to your return.

    Happy New Year to all who come to Nancy’s Starlight Blog to express themselves or just to read how others are coping. It’s a good thing.

  15. starlight says:

    Thank you, everyone!! Happy New Year and may the year be filled with blessings and joy for all.

  16. Lorrie U says:

    Whitehouse.Gov Petition Calls For Restricting Congressional Pay To Pay Down The National Debt

    A petition on Whitehouse.gov calls for restricting Congressional pay to $75,000 a year has garnered more than 6,000 signatures in a mere 5 days. It has until Jan. 24 to reach the required 25,000 signatures for the White House’s review.

    If the base pay of all 535 members of Congress is $174,000, the government pays out $93,090,000 every year. Reducing their pay by $99,000 would save $52,965,000 per year. Maintaining this cut for a period of three years would bring in a savings of $158,895,000.

    To sign petition:
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/restrict-pay-all-senators-and-congress-75000-period-3-years-repay-national-deficit/L3cRmtq6

  17. Salemone says:

    Happy New Year Nancy and all you Starlighters who come here! May the coming year bring us a little less intensity and a lot more sanity.

  18. KIM says:

    Happy New Year, Starlight and everyone else!!!

  19. Connie says:

    Ah yes…. Happy Holly Daze…. peace, joy, light, love, with much gratitude to you Nancy; and this community …. Namaste’

  20. cimbalok says:

    Good vibes to you Nancy! Although I rarely post here I have to say that your blog is one of the most thoughtful and intelligent of those I follow. You and all the other excellent posters here: Clymela, Will, Lorrie U, Fe and everyone else are much appreciated!

  21. Gypsi says:

    Happy new year to all.

  22. Lana says:

    Happy New Year, Starlight, and to all her readers.

    May Barack Obama embody the strength of the Saturn-Pluto sextile at this time, and succeed in his efforts.

    Love and Light

    Lana

  23. tetramorph says:

    Wishing everyone a happy New Year!
    Thanks for the excellent site!

  24. alex says:

    Happy New Year Nancy and to all of you starlighters :

    Derivative Houses

    http://skywriter.wordpress.com/2010/01/01/a-who%E2%80%99s-who-of-your-horoscope-the-players-in-all-12-houses/

    A Who’s Who of your Horoscope–the Players in all 12 Houses

    Donna Cunningham

    http://www.khaldea.com/eon/eonintro.shtml

    Planetary Phases and Aspects: the cycle of planetary relationship

    36 cyclic aspects symbolically depicted

  25. alex says:

    Excerpt email CREDO & Progressive Congress:

    The CEO Coalition calling for cuts to Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare in order to fund giant new tax cuts for corporations, all under the guise of shared sacrifice in any budget deal, just got a brand new member: Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.

    Along with over 100 fellow CEOs, like Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren, he’s joined forces with the “Fix The Debt” coalition and now he’s directed the coffee chain’s Washington, DC, employees to write “come together” on every cup they serve until Congress shakes hands on a deal that resolves the fiscal showdown.

    Evidently Starbucks thinks cutting Social Security or veterans’ benefits or healthcare for the poor is great as long as Congress comes together and cuts Howard Schultz’s taxes. Starbucks needs to know that’s not acceptable.

    Last month over 100,000 Progressive Congress and CREDO Action members exposed Macy’s involvement in the CEO coalition and the effect was immediate. Suddenly Macy’s CEO Terry Ludgren decided it wasn’t worth relying on the good will Macy’s had built up with the American people to make his case for cuts, cuts, cuts. While Macy’s hasn’t dropped out of the coalition, almost instantly, Lundgren vanished from the campaign trail — no more press conferences, stump speeches or public appearances shilling for his fellow CEO’s.

    That’s an important victory, because there’s a reason why the CEO of Macy’s was a public face of the “Fix the Debt” campaign. People trust Macy’s. They don’t trust many of the other CEO’s in the coalition. Let’s face it, the CEO’s of Bain Capital, Bank of America, and Goldman Sachs don’t have any credibility to call for shared sacrifice.

    That’s why it’s important to expose Starbucks right now. America loves Starbucks and CEO Howard Schultz and his friends at Bain Capital are counting on using that to get what they want no matter what the cost to American seniors, veterans, and the disabled or poor.

  26. alex says:

    Earth acts like a gyroscope as it revolves around the Sun.
    http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/earg.html

    The Earth acts like a gyroscope in its orbit around the sun in that it maintains the direction of its spin axis in space. The implication of the conservation of angular momentum is that the angular momentum of the rotor maintains not only its magnitude, but also its direction in space in the absence of external torque.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precession

    In physics there are two types of precession: torque-free and torque-induced.

    In astronomy, “precession” refers to any of several slow changes in an astronomical body’s rotational or orbital parameters, and especially to the Earth’s precession of the equinoxes.

  27. Wennye' says:

    Wishing my internet sisters and brothers a New Year filled with miracles! Sending all a huge hug and Blessings by our Eternal Parent..

  28. Wennye' says:

    Thanks Alex, I remember Lungren in the 80’s when he was CEO for Neiman’s.

  29. clymela says:

    Thank you for this information. Are these CEO’s ALEX? I noticed that some corporations pulled back when the racist/fascist intent of this group started to see the light of day (and oh my aren’t they ugly in daylight??). I have also noticed that we have not heard a peep about them of late although they had been working for years to encourage the right wing tendencies of the U S collectively. I never pay attention to the CEO’s which obviously is an error in my path-peasant consciousness-look up,look up so that I can be more aware of who is doing what. I am off to do some research re ALEX or was it ALEC?? See what I mean?

  30. clymela says:

    Well Alex you know that I am not referring to you but rather to the corporate capitalist cabal that was moving silently across the face of American corporate landscape meeting in secret really and up to nastiness.I know that they are not dead just hiding behind bushes and buildings waiting to get back together but suddenly as I pprepaare to look up some points I wondered were the letteers ALEX or ALEC?

  31. chrys says:

    happy happy new year

  32. alex says:

    Well Wennye,

    CEO Lungren et al the corporate business lobby’s campaign to cut taxes for corporations but make ‘we the people’ carry the national deficit burden IS THE great federalist – wealthy elite wedge issue created by SCOTUS, to divide and conquer under the color of the law, by making ‘money = into speech';

    normally I think boycotting a business or a product can have foreseeable results (job losses for low wage workers) or other unintended backlash consequences which make it less attractive as a counter movement than national GENERAL STRIKES (something we have not mastered in America yet, but used quite effectively in other parts of the world );

    but after the successful momentum of the ‘Flush Rush’ campaign, I’ve evolved my position and believe there should be a boycott of the biggest, known to all, Starbucks BRAND since we can make great coffee at home and thermos it – – or get our caffeine at local mom&pop coffee shops to make our VOICES=speech heard with money;

    ‘We the People’ have our collective programs; social security retirement benefits, medicare etc (indemnification safeguard programs from pooled resources that have additional factor of being excellent cost reduction strategies );

    because these collective programs are not entitlements but programs we pay into over a lifetime of work; and since they are under attack by elite wealthy individuals and corporations, now we need loud and large countermeasure-nation-wide-boycotts that should start with STARBUCKS;

  33. alex says:

    isn’t ALEC funded originally from the corporate profits of State Farm Insurance?

    in any case they are a national organization that writes boiler-plate extreme conservative / libertarian bills and gives them to representative of state legislatures to pass…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Legislative_Exchange_Council

  34. cappy says:

    Bless you Lorrie U…only 2,000 + votes needed now!

    i have drafted several possible WH.gov ‘No Confidence’ petitions in my mind –aimed at the Congressional ‘Do Nothing’ Republicans,

    Would you be willing. Lorrie, to create this important petition…or any Starlighter?
    from We the People??
    It works very well in UK vis a vis their Prime Ministers…will research it further. USA needs to adopt this immediate avenue to : “You’re Fired” (imo).
    Impeachment or waiting for elections every 2-4 year=unacceptable!

  35. barbk says:

    BREAKING NEWS . . . . .CNN is reporting that Hillory Clinton’s doctors have discovered a blod clot. Not saying where (head or leg or wherever) but this came from a followup test after she had been cleared to go to work next week. She will be under observation for 48 hours I believe they said.

  36. alex says:

    if they can’t dissolve it with anti-coagulants then they can do surgery and take out the clot; my guess is no surgery;

  37. barbk says:

    I hope so alex. Please send Hillary your prayers and your light. Her ascendant is 22 Scorpio, Mercury 21 Scorpio. Transiting north node is 25 Scorpio and her natal south node is 24 Scorpio. The solar eclipse on 11/13 was 21 Scorpio.

  38. Stefanie says:

    Wishing a happy, blessed and beautiful New Year to all Starlighters. Endless gratititude to Nancy for creating this space for us, a perfect little pocket of wisdom and compassion in our universe. My life is so enriched by all of you! I haven’t been able to post as much in recent months, but I read as often as I can – especially when I need a dose of sweetness, light and grounding.

    Much love,

    Stefanie

  39. Lorrie U says:

    The same to you, Wennye’!

  40. Lorrie U says:

    I have my doubts that they would care one way or the other if they received no confidence from We the People as long as their stupid constituents voted for them and, thanks to all the gerrymandering, that doesn’t seem to be a problem for them.

    What I am a little angry about is that Pres. Obama, rather than taking a definite stand against the social security issue, is allowing that to even by considered. This whole system is rigged!

  41. alex says:

    she has the best medical services in the world, it’s a solvable problem; I’ve had SERIOUS blood clot issue way back in 2004 it resolved;

    her natal chart time is controversial that why I never charted her much ….. there are several time versions and I actually don’t trust any of the sources for the time;

    so her natal nodes are 24 degrees, Taurus, Scorpio

    I haven’t much practice in medical astrology; but in meditation and pray I have great deal of practice years and decades; it is collective focus prayer that is helpful and healing IMHO especially the kind that has a start time and and end time;

  42. Lorrie U says:

    FBI Documents Reveal Occupy Crackdowns WERE Coordinated, Assassinations Considered

    But the most frightening piece of information reveals that someone – exactly who is redacted – was planning to engage in sniper attacks against the leaders of OWS in several Texas cities including Houston, Austin and Dallas. The memo in question states:

    “‘________’ intended to ‘gather intelligence against the leaders of the movement, obtain photographs, then formulate a plan to kill the leadership via suppressed sniper rifles.’”

    The implications are chilling.

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/12/30/fbi-documents-reveal-occupy-crackdowns-were-coordinated-assassinations-considered/

  43. Lorrie U says:

    A neighbor gave me a subscription to Yes! Magazine. It’s a non-profit independent subscriber-supported with articles centered around grassroots action. Some recent articles: “We Can End Corporate Rule,” “We’re The People: Undoing Citizens United,” “8 Ways to Decorporatize Your Money.” Check it out…

    http://www.yesmagazine.org/?v2

  44. Lorrie U says:

    Rootstrikers
    We fight the corrupting influence of money in politics.

    http://www.rootstrikers.org/

  45. barbk says:

    Thanks alex, my dad died from a blood clot that started in his leg after elective surgery, so I guess I over-reacted. That and the fact that the solar eclipse was at 21 Scorpio conjunct her Mercury and her south node is at 24 Scorpio made me fear the worst. Sounds like they are less alarmed at CNN too!

  46. alex says:

    barbk,

    I don’t know which blood clots by body location carry the most risk do you; I’m sorry about your father;

    blood clots obviously can be lethal but people do survive blood clots;

  47. cappy says:

    Thank YOU, Awesome Alex … loved your e-card !
    Sending you magical wishes for All of Wondrous To Be: 2013 :)

    http://www.jacquielawson.com

  48. cappy says:

    i hear you, Lorrie.
    Am still giving PBO the benefit of the doubt. Feeling that he knows a ‘bigger more positive picture’ of the American future, plus, he is a master chess player, who has the hard to come by Trust of millions of Americans.
    He is still controlled, it’s true, but for how much longer??
    We shall see (praying!).

  49. Bob says:

    Wishing a happy and healthy 2013 to Nancy and all who visit here.

    Using my charts for today at 3 pm in Washington, Jupiter is all over President Obama’s charts (relocated natal – Asc, relocated natal progressed – square MC, and progressed anlunar – MC) while my charts for McConnell have transit Saturn square natal and progressed Pluto, transit Neptune conjunct natal Sun, transit Mars on progressed anlunar Asc, the midpoint of natal and progressed natal Saturn on the IC and anlunar Saturn on the progressed anlunar Zenith.

    Can’t tell if this means an agreement of some kind or that they both know that the President (through Congress) will get what he wants after the current agreement goes into effect, painting the Rethugs into a corner.

  50. alex says:

    the huff post reports the GOP gave back the CPI social security issue – they-don’t-want-it….last night; ok why ?

    because the GOP knows that the CPI so was the ‘go the extra mile’ issue Pres. Obama put on the negotiating table ( which made the Dem congress members mad and Dem base voters mad ) and so the PUBLIC knows how far Pres. Obama bent towards GOP to get a deal and the PUBLIC is going to take it out on the GOP ….

    and the GOP does not want to give Pres. Obama more public domain leverage on them…. it’s not about quality of life issues, life or death issues, livability issues for we the people or for that matter how much burden the wealth elite individuals and corporations feel entitled to put on the public …. it’s all PR GAME for the GOP …..

    every move they make, every step they take….. the awakened well informed public is watching; if you recall Obama said in first campaign and in first transition period that he was going to bring ‘we the people’ to the negotiating table in DC governmental affairs;

    he has done that; it has been a phased-in process where the public began by participating in larger and larger numbers and, after and thanks to GOP voter suppression 2012. the public topped the 2008 numbers for getting informed and staying informed and ORGANIZING and participating in democracy processes;

    WE ARE fully at the Congressional negotiating table now; we have been dealt into the ‘GOP game’ so what cards are we holding…. they’ll won’t be able to play us if we continue to SHOW UP;

  51. angellight says:

    To Nancy, Starlightrs & familes: May everyone have a safe & wonderful New Years Eve and New Year. May our planet be blessed and set on a right course where everyone benefits, that there is less wars, famine, hunger and disease. Where love and kindness will increase and peace be in the hearts of our leaders instead of war. Om Mani Padme Hum!

  52. alex says:

    opps not huff post; I saw it on 10PM teevee news

  53. clymela says:

    barbk,Alex-I have the a-fib heart rhythm issue and live on warfarin and have for several years now. When I was first diagnosed and was in ICU for a week my night nurse once said that she was sure that there was a big clot hiding somewhere and that was the purpose of the warfarin and she also gave me good dietary advice by the way. I wonder if this is why there is no designating an area where the blood clot is hiding.
    This entire illness thing has worried me for Hillary. No words from Bill or Chelsea and no leaks at all from the hospital or doctor office-seems like a shut do
    wn that even for a Scorpio seems rather heavy.

  54. clymela says:

    Alex-thank you for the info. I got interrupted yesterday-full house family style including animals. State Farm???? Do you know of any progressive leaning insurers (one of our kittens is attempting to enjoy some of my ice tea as I type-she also loves to type. We signed up with CREDO for phone.
    Just thought of something-insurance is betting with the insurer that we will have an accident-a negative undertaking at the base but most of us cannot afford to live without insurance.

  55. Iris says:

    Happy New Year to all. I feel fortunate to have found this blog with its words of wisdom and the company of this community.

    Teresa Hill – thank you for your present of sharing your ebook – it touched me deeply.

    One of my very favorite pictures of 2012 – a meteor from the Geminid meteor shower with northern lights and a Capricorn mountain reflected in what I can’t help but think is Scorpio water – still and deep, in Iceland.

    http://spaceweather.com/gallery/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=74820

  56. alex says:

    keep strong clymela glad you got good dietary advice from your nurses along with your ICU treatments;

    my story is odd I’ll try to make it short story :-) but because it is so non-standard maybe only wee few people can find it to be useful – but in case someone might here goes ……

    I had lethal accidental poisoning at home when I was two years old; taken to ER to be brought back to life;

    had heart damage but way back then ultrasound and non-invasive stuff not available so it was left alone wait and see kind of thing;

    result was I grew and had ‘normal’ standing strength but no endurance; I could not keep up running with other kids and play at their pace; no treatments of any kind were given;

    fast forward to my 50’s when I began two heart medicines for failing heart and medicine for other conditions;

    the new heart meds stimulated the pace/pulse/beat of my heart energizing it and as a result the covert unknown blood clot from heart stopping accident at two began to move out of my heart into my circulatory system;

    well I’d have to tell you how much I detest obsessively most medical providers to make you understand this but can’t do that so I’ll go on with telling….;

    I realized what was happening when I was doing step aerobics; so I read up with google research help about how undetected clots likely travel around the body and how usually they are finally discovered and treated;

    the most likely thing was that the clot would eventually travel up to the carotid artery and if it was not detected there and treated then go on to cause a brain stroke;

    well the traveling to carotid took a few years and it finally landed and stuck causing decreased blood flow in one side of upper spine cervical/skull area; I knew it was there because I my skin began have painful muscle/tissue burning (the muscle was being starved of oxygen and therefore dying) in that location several inches across;

    I know what burning, painful muscle/tissue feels like because I had a heart attack in the 1990’s and my arm muscle got clot and some of the arm muscle tissue died;

    burning pain sensation was the presenting symptom near carotid neck region;

    I had read that once a clot is stuck in carotid the treatment is usually ( after anti-coagulate ) surgery called an caroid-ectomy or something;

    I didn’t want surgery; I had been taking 81mg aspirin daily for years by this time; so I made a gel of dissolved aspirin(s) I can’t remember how many pills, and mixed it into aloe vera to make it a sticky gel that would stick to my skin;

    the clot was now closest to the SKIN SURFACE than it had ever been before right under my thin neck tissue so I figured I could treat it with aspirin therapy patch( or die trying)

    I kept applying the aspirin gel until a few days later the ‘burning’ sensation stopped;

    I figured I’d dissolved the clot and made it smaller; trans-dermal treatments (medicated patches) are effective;

    I knew the clot was not gone but smaller and I would soon find out where it was when it got stuck again;

    since clot was traveling in the upper body before it ‘appeared in carotid area’ I visualized my to do plan with alternatives and options; but if it had circulated to inner organs or solar plexus region or legs I would have gone to doctor and done what they told me was needed;

    eventually the smaller clot showed up in my shoulder; burning sensation again when it blocked circulation to my shoulder;

    again with the aspirin gel self help treatments and it dissolved and cleared my shoulder; now it was circulating in my lower arm and my plan was if my arm turned blue I’d call 911 and let them do surgery to save my arm; but it had dissolved enough not to cause THAT thank God;

    I do go to the doctor really I do and I think anyone with blood clot problems should always consult a doctor; it happened to work out for me because I was willing and actually preferred to die at home rather than go to the hospital ( I dread hospitals and still hope to avoid them if I can )

    so that’s my story – people can/do survive blood clots!

  57. Sharon says:

    Thank you everyone for your beautiful affirmations, greetings and hopes and wishes. May they come back to you 100 fold and may there be peace, great beauty and success this year and movement forward toward the Golden Age.

  58. Sharon says:

    If this is true, then it is much easier to believe that the JFK assassination and 911 were inside jobs, although the latter is very hard to believe in spite of the evidence.

  59. Noelle says:

    Interesting news from Matthew http://www.matthewbooks.com/mm/anmviewer.asp?a=158&z=2 Especialy about beliefs creating reality.

  60. Noelle says:

    I have a very positive feeling. I keep thinking about that “wise old owl” BarbK wrote about. That’s how I see Obama. Interesting that David Brooks said yesterday that “you get this feeling that he is from a morally-superior civilization”. Ain’t that the truth!

  61. cappy says:

    So insightful and truly inspiring, Alex….

  62. cappy says:

    Alex … thank You for recapping your intense experience … very helpful advice, Bro.

  63. cappy says:

    WOW O’ WOW … thank you, Iris …
    imho–the magnificent mountain reflection hints that we–humanity– may leave the shadows -reflections (remember ‘The Cave’ analogy) or the virtual–simulated reality–e.g. Holographic light show type of life experience (dream-movie) that many current quantum
    physicists say we are enmeshed in…for a perhaps more ‘Enlightened’ fully conscious co-creative Heart-Centered reality.

  64. Teresa Hill says:

    Iris,
    You’re welcome and thank you for the photo link. Gorgeous image there.

  65. Iris says:

    Cappy – I am impressed by your interpretation of the picture. It is a magnificent Capricorn mountain.

    I just thought it was a lovely reflection of the Saturn, Pluto, Jupiter yod. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts.

    Seriously, Teresa Hill, you have a spectacular way with words. Your characters leap off the screen and wend their way into hearts. I cried the whole time I was reading it – such joy and pain, truth and humanity.

  66. Patty says:

    Wow, Alex…What a story! I’m so happy that you are still with us!

    I also had a Blood Clot. At 13, while snow skiing, I dislocated my hip. Back in the 1960’s there were no hip operations to correct this, and a Pin was placed in the hip. After becoming an Airline Stewardess (the worst possible career choice for anyone with a weakened-hip). After carrying ’12-pound-total-weight Twins’…I could not take the pain any longer. This was the 1980’s, Hip Replacements were just being explored. After leaving the hospital, a few days later I felt a cramp in my calf…back to the hospital and on Coumadin (actually Rat Poison) for 8-Months. MESSAGE: Listen very carefully to your body!
    Since then…I have had FOUR MORE Hip Replacements in the same damn leg…”You can never fool mother nature”. I’m still in pain.
    I wonder, does the Birth Chart show a weakness to the specific side of the body or the hips? (Left Hip: I have Jupiter in Sag. second house).

  67. clymela says:

    Whooooaaa! WOW! thanks for sharing your experience. you are much stronger in your understanding than anything I have experienced.Thanks again for the share.

  68. alex says:

    Patty, you have been dealing with this a long time; you might consider charting/analyzing dates of your hip operations with your natal chart to understand the major planetary cycles moving you forward;

    geeze five hip replacements the tolerance level you have for medical procedure, and physical recovery is testament to your core strength…. look to your Pluto aspects, Pluto midpoints etc you are drawing on deep inner strength to get you through;

    EXCERPT:

    This is the methodology of a serious Medaps check-up.

    The Nodal Chart I wish to explain here how to set up and interpret a Nodal Chart. Most of this information is taken from Robert Jansky’s book Astrology, Nutrition and Health (Para Research Ed.).

    In his excellent book Karmic Astrology, Martin Schulman says, “It is generally accepted in the astrological community today that the nodes of the Moon represent the major key toward understanding your life as part of a continual thread.

    Many astrologers believe that the nodes hold more importance than the rest of the chart. To a qualified expert, a knowledge of the Sun, Moon and nodal positions can reveal most of the life of the individual. Unfortunately, I cannot completely agree that the nodes are as widely accepted as he suggests, but I do agree most emphatically that a qualified expert can understand a person’s health from the Sun, Moon and nodal positions. The nodal chart at least can point up potential health problem areas that can be protected in a good program of preventive medicine.

    The Ascendant represents the point in time when the physical body enters life as an independent being. The South Node of the Moon represents the past; the North Node of the Moon represents the future. The nodal axis of the horoscope is like the needle of a compass, with the North Node as the tip, pointing the direction in which the soul must travel during this lifetime.

    In the birth process, the crown of the skull usually emerges from the mother first; the feet are the last to emerge. As Schulman points out, “The potentially weakest spot in any horoscope is the South Node…” And the potentially weakest spot in a newborn baby is the top of the head, because it is still quite soft. A sharp blow to this area could result in instant death. When we move from one place to another, the first part of the body to reach end touch this place is the foot. When you move about in the dark, which part of the body do you protect most? The head.

    Thus, in constructing this nodal chart we place the South Node’s position on the first house cusp, the Ascendant; we place the North Node’s position on the seventh house cusp, the Descendant. The Ascendant represents the top of the head, and the Descendant, the soles of the feet. The horizontal axis connecting these two points represents the central axis of the body and also the spine. The center of the wheel does not represent the navel, as might be supposed, but rather what the Orientals refer to as the kundalini point, the point of connection between the physical and etheric bodies. This point is about two or three inches below the navel. In the contemplative statues of Buddha, he is contemplating this point, not the navel.

    In traditional astrology, the first six houses represent one’s personal development, and the last six houses, one’s participation in group life. The Sun, representing the individuality and the ego, is linked most closely to personal development. The Moon, representing the public and external circumstances, is linked most closely to participation in the external environment. Traditional medical astrology links the Sun to the right side of the body and the Moon to the left side.

    If we visualize the human body as lying face up on the nodal chart with the head at the Ascendant and the feet at the Descendant along the horizontal axis we can quickly see the proper anatomical correspondences. The first six houses represent the right side of the body, under the general rulership of the Sun; the last six houses represent the left side, under the general rulership of the Moon. The anatomical correspondences then fall into place as follows:

    http://www.astrologysoftware.com/resources/articles/getarticle.asp?id=61

  69. cappy says:

    Patty,

    The main weak area for Sag is definitely the hips…Right side is message from one’s male side–Left is female message, i’ve read.

  70. alex says:

    Thursday 1/3/2013

    Senators who are leaving
    Lieberman
    Akaka
    Lugar (R)
    Snowe (R)
    Brown (R)
    Bingaman
    Conrad
    Webb
    Kohl
    Ben Nelson

    will be replaced by these new Senators
    Chris Murphy
    Mazie Hirono
    Joe Donnelly
    Angus King (I)
    Elizabeth Warren
    Martin Heinrich
    Heidi Heitkamp
    Tim Kaine
    Tammy Baldwin

    Major progressive upgrade to the Senate

  71. cappy says:

    Iris Rainbow Messenger Goddess,

    ps … in adding another .02 cents to the above magnificent photo you selected … continued musing that as we leave the reflections–shadows — holographic virtual realities which are most visible
    in the wavy (particles and waves) Plutonic-Scorpionic waters of ‘Iceland’ — which alludes, imo, to the famous-vital ‘Tests of Scorpio’ for humanity=money, sex and power — which in the continuum we have all passed…plus… we have also scaled the Capricorn-Pluto mountain heights, and as the Geminid Meteor comes to greet us–light our way … As One Species (thank you Terence McKenna) we head for the Stars — closer to our true Home as Pure Spirit … One w/ our spiritually Empowered Heart-Centered …
    SoulSelf… to create another Universe.

  72. cappy says:

    Hooray!!!
    Difficult to grasp that Sen. Richard Lugar was replaced–a true giant w/ a Heart and excellent functioning total brain. He is Octogenarian – deserves a rest.

  73. alex says:

    Grace K. Morris, MA, editor of the Astro Economics Stock Market Newsletter

    A double-dip recession is not the outcome predicted by an 18.6-year cyclical pattern that has reliably called economic recessions and recovery periods for more than a century – including the prediction that 2008 would mark the low point for the current cycle, she says.

    http://world.einnews.com/247pr/321655

    Morris says the highly researched 18.6-year cycle first described by financial astrologer Louise McWhirter in 1935 is based on transiting lunar nodes. The mathematically calculated lunar nodes are sensitive points in space where the moon’s orbit around the earth intersects the earth’s orbit around the sun – the ecliptic.

    The north or ascending node is where the moon’s orbit crosses north of the ecliptic. The descending or south node is where it crosses the ecliptic to the south.

    Moving in a clockwise direction, it takes the nodes 18.6 years to travel through the 12 astrological signs.

    “According to McWhirter’s theory, at this point the north node is in the sign of Scorpio and the U.S. economy should be starting an upward trend that will reach its peak in 2017. A double-dip recession doesn’t fit a pattern that has predictably tracked economic ups and downs for more than a century,” Morris said.

    For those looking for other reasons to remain optimistic, the planet Jupiter will enter the sign of Cancer in June of next year and remain in the sign until July 16, 2014.

    “This is significant because archetypal Jupiter is the planet of expansion and Cancer the sign symbolically linked with home building and real estate. An improving housing market should help the economy continue to grow.

    “We’re also repeating a previous 14-year Neptune cycle (1956 – 1970) when low interest rates and low inflation helped the economy grow in the post World War II era,” she said.

  74. Lorrie U says:

    I have been doing some minor research and my findings have found that what sign Mars is in indicates where a lot of the physical problems will be. For example, my son’s Mars is in Aries which rules the head, and he had major head trauma requiring surgery. As a result, he has had migraines and disc/vertebrae problems in the neck. My Mars is in Capricorn, which rules bones, and my health issues have been broken bones, osteopenia, etc.

  75. Lorrie U says:

    I know! Made me laugh.

  76. mima says:

    Happy New Year to all of you!

  77. David says:

    McCain – you are the most inarticulate, stupid, nauseating Senator of them all – and that is quite an accomplishment. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2012/12/31/mccain-questions-obamas-sincerity/?hpid=z2. You revealed a lot if what a piece of crap you are when you picked Palin. Thank God you lost. Happy new Year douche-bag.

  78. Lorrie U says:

    I think President Obama purposely pissed off the repubs today.

  79. Lorrie U says:

    I second that!!!

  80. will says:

    Grief Lorrie – he’s gone megalomaniac on our asses. I’m thinking he’s Graham as crackers.

  81. will says:

    Alex,

    The Morris piece is something to cheer about. Thank you for ending the year on such the nice positive note!

  82. clymela says:

    Lorrie u-thank you for this information. I really am ready to join in. The Supreme Court decision giving total unrestricted license to money and saying that corporations are people is pure fascism I don’t care what cooler folk call it and I want to do what I can to change that horrible decision. I plan to sign up for both YES! and Rootstriker

  83. will says:

    David,

    McCain McCouldn’t and still McCan’t

  84. Francis says:

    so are you saying the communist, socialistic fascist Kenyan who couldn’t win the election except by giving away gifts to losers and moochers said something that pissed off the Republicans?

  85. cappy says:

    Lorrie, yes….
    Perhaps PBO is further exposing the R’s 2 year old egos…their thinking always & only about themselves…never about the people…unless the R’s want their entitlement$…as Bernanke said
    loudly and clearly recently…”that’s where the money IS”.

    Right on Francis!

  86. cappy says:

    Great find Alex….

  87. ScorpioX3 says:

    Happy New Year Starlight and Company! Thanks so much for providing a sane oasis in the chaos and helping to make sense of the signs of these times, and sharing your guidance and insight to seekers like myself. Be happy, be safe, be well. Blessings to you all!

  88. Lorrie U says:

    “Deal” not going over too well! Bet it doesn’t go through…

  89. oxthecat says:

    This is going to be interesting. I don’t think this is a done deal either.

  90. Teresa Hill says:

    Iris,
    What a lovely compliment to find here tonight. I truly love my work, and that story was inspired by my neighbors’ experiences in trying to adopt through foster-care. Not for the faint of heart. The one that worked for them was a child who a social worker begged them to take temporarily just for Christmas, when they’d said they wouldn’t try adopting that way anymore after getting their hearts broken. That daughter of theirs ended up being one of my daughter’s best friends, from the time they were 3 and 2 years old. So the book is very close to my heart.

  91. alex says:

    natal midpoint saturn/neptune @23 Virgo
    conjunct
    natal hygeia @23 Virgo

    bottom line

  92. Lorrie U says:

    Thanks, Clymela! I think they are both positive ways to fight back.

  93. Sharon says:

    McPain & Graham Cracker are turning into genuinely hateful people.

  94. angellight says:

    Iris what a beautiful photo!

  95. mitzi says:

    Let’s remember to pray for Hillary’s speedy recovery!!
    Astrologer, Paul Saunders, believes the recent Solar Eclipse in Scorpio, is a definite link to Hillary’s latest incident.
    http://solarisastrology.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/hillary-clinton-blood-clot-drama.html

  96. Lorrie U says:

    Thanks for the post, Mitzi! Very interesting insights about Hillary! “Saturn in the 12th often brings us into contact with institutions, hospitals and suffering”–with a Scorpio ascendent, I’ve been working with an animal shelter and dealing with the suffering they experience. Also of great interest and insight was his article on Saturn in Scorpio, which I recommend everyone read.

  97. will says:

    Indeed, along with Erica CANTor and Bitch McConnell

  98. Teresa Hill says:

    Hi,
    I’m wondering, those of you who know a lot more about astrology than me — do you look over the astrology of your year at the New Year? Or would you only do that at your solar return?
    If you look at it at the New Year, what are the biggies you look at in your own chart?
    I’m reading some year-ahead horoscopes and trying to find patterns in what they look at, so I can study my own chart.
    Also, the Sun just crossed my AC. Does anyone do that chart like a solar return? Just curious. Seems like that one would be significant, too, and I’ve never heard anyone even mention it.

  99. alex says:

    CANTOR SAYS NO… DEAL DEAD?… DEVELOPING…

    check his midpoint saturn/neptune …. won’t stay insider forever

  100. Lorrie U says:

    He’s the biggest cretin on the planet. I wish he’s vaporize and float away…

  101. Lorrie U says:

    Fox Talk Shows Plummet In Ratings Post-Election

    Post-election, conservative talk shows have taken a hit as their viewership realized they had been completely misinformed about where the election was going. Hannity and O’Reilly were both hit hard, but Hannity took a much worse ratings drop, losing more than half of the “money group” — those ages 25-54.

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/01/01/fox-talk-shows-plummet-in-ratings-post-election/

  102. alex says:

    Natal Eric Cantor

    Natal Earth Trine:
    Natal Midpoint Saturn/Neptune @03 Capricorn
    T/Mercury @03 Capricorn, first day 113TH Congress 1/3/2013

    trine

    N/Uranus @01 Virgo
    N/Mars @01 Virgo
    N/Pluto @09 Virgo

    trine

    T/Moon @03-09 Taurus January 19th-20th 201e

    DOB Eric Cantor
    June 6, 1963
    Richmond, Virginia

    Minor Asteroid Analysis: Mark Andrew Holmes

    Photo High School Motto: I want what I want what I want

    Eris @00 Aries 59 * world point – Aries Point – Link
    (need to challenge system or status quo, conflict and dischord)
    Jupiter @13 Aries 29

    Moynahan @09 Aries 39
    (welfare)
    Ornamenta @09 Aries 57
    (to embellish or embroider)
    Gunn @10 Aries 02
    (guns)
    Bilk @10 Aries 39
    (to bilk)
    Arachne @10 Aries 41
    (weaving a web, ensnared, fabricated)
    Fortuna @10 Aries 55
    (fortune)
    – conjunct –
    Eris

    Anteros @11 Aries 42
    (to put off)
    Lie @12 Aries 57
    (lying)
    – conjunct –
    Eris & Jupiter

    Chaos @13 Aries 32
    (a new paradigm, chaos)
    Atahualpa @13 Aries 52
    (no surrender; rigid, uncompromising)
    Elst-Pizarro @15 Aries 13
    (negative and destructive)
    – conjunct –
    Jupiter

    Venus @22 Taurus 32
    Federal Government – Astrology Notation
    Mercury @23 Taurus 30

    Varuna @21 Taurus 22
    (inflated, judgmental)
    Abundantia @21 Taurus 26
    (abundance)
    Iphiklos @21 Taurus 38
    (the rich and powerful and their interests)
    Kapaneus @22 Taurus 05
    (hubris)
    Wiener @22 Taurus 12
    (obnoxious)
    Medon @22 Taurus 27
    (what one is made of)
    Perseverantia @24 Taurus 53
    (perseverance)
    Albis @25 Taurus 03
    (having to do with being white, or pure)

    Sun @15 Gemini 14

    Phaethon @14 Gemini 12
    (in the driver’s seat, out of control)
    Nostalgia @14 Gemini 42
    Masi @15 Gemini 54(piggish)
    Pygmalion @16 Gemini 20
    (trying to make others over to suit oneself)
    Robot @16 Gemini 24
    (acting on internal programming rather than thinking)

    Uranus @01 Virgo 30
    Mars @01 Virgo 43
    Transiting Mercury Station Retrogrades @01 Virgo – 8.02.2011 First Debt Ceiling Deadline

    Clausewitz @29 Leo 41
    (battle strategy)
    Haumea @01 Virgo 42
    (hatching something)

    Pluto @09 Virgo 36

    Werdandi @07 Virgo 38
    (no thought for the future)
    Dulcinea @08 Virgo 38
    (seeking something that doesn’t exist)
    Child @08 Virgo 58
    (childish behavior)
    Shafter @10 Virgo 15
    (someone gets the shaft)
    Makover @10 Virgo 25
    (making someone over)
    Buil @10 Virgo 48
    (“bull”)

    Neptune @13 Scorpio 29

    Rhodope @12 Scorpio 26
    (dealing with obstacles)
    Pinocchio @13 Scorpio 23
    (lies)

    Saturn @23 Aquarius 06

    Chariklo @23 Aquarius 39
    (high emotional content, need to keep perspective)
    Arabia @24 Aquarius 06
    (having to do with Arabs or Arabia)
    Symmetria @24 Aquarius 34
    (rigid insistence on things fitting or matching up)
    Polydoros @25 Aquarius 02
    (gifted or talented)

  103. alex says:

    oops
    Transiting Moon @03-09 Taurus
    January 19th-20th 2013

  104. Lorrie U says:

    FISCAL CLIFF DEAL: Is Obama Sandbagging The House Teabaggers?

    Does anyone have the slightest bit of confidence that the Speaker of the House can deliver the votes to pass this bill, when he couldn’t do it with one tailor-made to appeal to his own base?

    Here’s the scenario, as I see it. President Obama and the Senate leaders have done their job. No one is happy – a sure sign that compromise has been made. The immediate disaster has been averted, and the President has demonstrated his willingness to reach out to the other party and make hard sacrifices in the best interests of the American people. And then… the House Republicans torpedo the whole deal.

    Sensible people, in the position in which the House Teabagger Caucus now find themselves, would realize they are being sandbagged, and would swallow their principles and fury, hold their noses, and pass the thing in the interest of national unity and legislative responsibility. Now… how many of you really think the Teabaggers are “sensible people?”

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/01/01/fiscal-cliff-deal-is-obama-sandbagging-the-house-teabaggers/

  105. alex says:

    What’s still ahead:

    1. Debt Ceiling: Congress has to raise the debt ceiling soon. Real soon.

    On Monday, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner made it official: Federal borrowing has reached the $16.394 trillion debt ceiling.
    The Treasury Department, which runs the government’s debt-issuance operation, can create about $200 billion of headroom by employing what it calls “extraordinary measures.” That normally could cover about two months’ worth of borrowing, although continuing uncertainty about tax rates and spending make it hard to determine precisely how long the extraordinary measures will last.

    Deadline: Late February or early March.

    What’s at stake: Last year, political brinksmanship over the debt limit led to the downgrade of the country’s credit rating, roiled stock markets and raised questions about the country’s willingness to pay all of its bills on time. It also wasted $1.3 billion because of the uncertainty it wrought on the complex task of federal borrowing.

    2. Sequester: The so-called sequester is a series of automatic cuts in federal spending that will reduce the budgets of most agencies and programs by 8% to 10%.
    The cuts were born of the epic 2011 fight over the debt ceiling. The idea was to create a “trigger” so onerous and indiscriminate that both parties would have an incentive to devise a smarter way to reduce deficits. Instead, 17 months later, Congress is considering a deal that would set up yet another deadline.
    Deadline: Bill would postpone many of the Jan. 2 cuts by two months.

    What’s at stake: The spending cuts as laid out in 2011 would ripple out across thousands of federal programs and projects and, the White House budget office said in September, “would have a devastating impact on important defense and non-defense programs.”

    3. Continuing Budget Resolution: The federal government works on a fiscal year that starts every Oct. 1. Problem is it has been years since it actually enacted a real budget on time.
    There’s a process for enacting a budget: Congressional committees are supposed to hold hearings. Experts and interested parties testify about proposals. Lawmakers deliberate over the right spending levels for each federal agency and then roll it all up into a budget.

    But Congress rarely ends up following that process. Instead, it usually passes short-term “continuing resolutions,” which is fancy way of saying “Band Aid solution.”

    Deadline: The current continuing resolution expires on March 27.

    What’s at stake: Congress will have to pass yet another continuing resolution to avoid a temporary shutdown of some government functions, worker furloughs and a pullback in programs.

    http://money.cnn.com/2012/12/31/news/economy/more-fiscal-cliffs/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

  106. Jerry says:

    How many of us knew this happened on Jan 1?

    PBS Video/ The American Experience

    The Emancipation Proclamation

    Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation into effect January 1, 1863.

    Video: 2 min. 14 sec.

    http://video.pbs.org/video/2298136147

  107. Cappy says:

    Alex…your asteroid research on Cantor certainly indicates how dangerous he could be — IS … and must be
    stopped b/4 anarchy rules,IMO.

  108. clymela says:

    Lorrie-I think that the conservative Republicans are doing all that they can to hurt Obama especially, I think, his position in history. These racist haters want the history books to tell stories such as I see today: President Obama was inexperienced and didn’t know how to deal with opposing groups. I know that race is at the bottom of all this opposition otherwise the so-called Tea Party folk would not want to be known as the party who supported the billionaires at the expense of working people. When the gossipers talk about how Obama doesn’t mix with the congressional reps I remember how Boehner refused to come over for drinks and there were other times when these folk more or less spit on him so that their racist creds would stand up when they went home to the people who elected them.

  109. clymela says:

    Lorrie-thank you for this info and link. I wonder if there is a real chink in the FOX news armor and we will begin to watch the power dissolve. I know that there are the Ted Nugent’s out full of hate and wanting to kill but perhaps the majority will wake up and come in a little closer to home. Does anyone know if Limbaugh’s position is lower?

  110. clymela says:

    yes!! He is truly mean & cruel-I shiver when I see him walking out from behind the curtain. And he is so young. I wonder why we lose so many of our leaaders aat young ages but these people get to live on until 103 or something. Okay enough of my little pity party here.

  111. alex says:

    Thanks Cappy, I’ve been collaborating with Mark Andrew Holmes for many years; when there is an issue or newsmaker that is of interest to us both we create a column; Mark contributes the minor asteroid research; I contacted him years ago to ask a few questions and he was kind enough to answer my questions … it evolved from there;

  112. clymela says:

    Teresa-I have never considered New Year’s as important-it has no spiritual significance to me. If it matters to you I imagine that you could do a chart fir the 12AM chart and see if anything jumps out at you. You could also try using the planets as transits which they are) and see where the planets are lighting you up and perhaps see why certain phenomena unfolding “out there ” is getting so much of your energy. This is just a guess of how one could use the New Year planetary images for meditation, etc.

  113. cappy says:

    Also the sign on the cusp of your natal 6th House i.e. Health — is indicative of your
    health issue(s). Mine is Gemini and i have (twin) arm-shoulder issues.

  114. cappy says:

    Alex… M.A. Holmes has not written anything as yet on his ‘minor’ (though really MAJOR) asteroid findings and interpretations ??… are there readily accessible asteroid tables listed that you research??
    Who defined the minor asteroids originally…they certainly light up the inner psycho-(logical) workings of Cantor, imv.

  115. Iris says:

    Hi Teresa:

    I always look over the Celestial Influences calendar for the new year. They have a nifty chart in the front which shows the direct/retro motion of the planets for the year in a visual form. I buy this calendar every year because it shows me the V/C Moons; it has a handy monthly ephemeris; it tracks the daily planetary aspects. I pretty much know my birth chart by heart so I can easily figure out where the planets are in relation to it.

    Sure, you could run a chart for the Sun conjunct your ASC, if that is important to you. I’m not sure it would give you a long term picture of planetary patterns. That’s what the Solar return chart does. People who run predictive reports are most likely basing it on your Sun sign through the houses. Your Solar Return chart is tailored specifically to your birth date and time. Usually, you’d look at how the return chart interacts with your birth chart. Then you would look at the transits to see what is being activated on a regular basis.

    I don’t always pay much attention to my Solar Return chart unless I see a fairly close aspect – like this year an exact SR Pluto/N IC conjunction squaring a SR Uranus/NSun conjunction and SR Neptune squaring NMoon/Saturn conjunction and a SR Moon exactly opposite NVenus. I do look at the transiting planets pretty frequently.

  116. alex says:

    Debt Ceiling Vote – end of March

    chart transits to Eric Cantor for that:

  117. Sharon says:

    I think something good just happened—the government actually found a way to move forward! We know it won’t be an easy year for the new Congress, but this is a pretty good way for the old Congress to end…the Republicans in Congress made an attempt to preserve some facet of their legacy and do something good for the middle class.

  118. Sharon says:

    So you think they’ll try to hold the Democrats hostage and not raise the ceiling until we make the cuts they want, huh, Alex?

  119. alex says:

    Pres. Obama after vote that passes ‘cliff’ bill:

    paraphrase: I will not play games with the good faith and credit of USA when that deadline comes up in March.

    REP. TOM COLE R-OK quote 1/1/2013

    I would prefer not to raise taxes on anybody. But we protected almost every American. We did it at a higher income level than the President campaigned on. And again, frankly, we’ve denied him I think his most important piece of leverage in any negotiation going forward. So I particularly like that part. [...] The entitlement issue, just too much to deal with I think in one piece of legislation. But again, still sequester is in front of us.

    The continuing resolution runs out the end of march and obviously the debt ceiling. All of those things honestly are Republican leverage not Democratic so I think there will be opportunities to deal with the spending issue next year. Honestly I expect that will be the dominant issue along with trying to overhaul the tax code going forward. So that’s usually pretty good ground for Republicans.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Cole

    Natal Incarnation Tom Cole, Fixed Chart, Missing Element Water, Pallas @07 Cancer (polarizing, galvanizing point)

    Natal sextile kite (forms kite synastry transiting Pluto)
    N/SU @09 Taurus (nose of kite, lift)
    sextile
    N/Pallas @07 Cancer
    sextile
    N/Circe @09 Pisces

    opposite
    Transiting Pluto in Capricorn (tail of kite, drag)

    DOB
    April 28, 1949, Shreveport, Louisiana

  120. alex says:

    correction:

    tail of kite by synastry with Natal Obama N/Neptune @08 Scorpio

  121. alex says:

    For the brave souls everywhere – it’s a new year;

  122. alex says:

    Hi Patty,

    I remembered something that might be of use to you; years ago when my doctor was on leave of absence to deliver a baby the substitute doctor in her place ( who I only met once and has not been available through her practice again ) gave me a non-invasive way to locate blood clots;

    use blood pressure cuff to take reading of both ankles and both arms; if there is significant difference in blood pressure from arm to arm or leg to leg that is the body quadrant that could be ‘housing’ a blood clot;

    it is not 100% test since circulatory system diseases that effect the veins and arteries might cause difference in blood pressure from limb to limb as well;

    but the beauty of the blood pressure reading on all four limbs is that it is elegant solution that you can do for yourself;

  123. cappy says:

    Lorrie,
    Am re-submitting a somewhat expanded version of Your vitally important and Key – to our 2013 freedom- health and welfare – earlier post:

    “How US Banks and Federal Law Enforcement Worked Together Bringing Down Occupy Wall Street”
    by Naomi Wolfe…originally in UK Gaurdian.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/us-banks-and-law-enforcement-together-ows-domestic-security-alliance-council2013-1

  124. alex says:

    http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2004/06/08_reagan.shtml

    Ronald Reagan launched political career using the Berkeley campus as a target

    http://chronicle.com/article/Hoover-ReaganSpying-at/133461/

    The FBI’s Vendetta Against Berkeley

    EXCERPT

    Curtis O. Lynum, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s San Francisco field office, rang the bell by the front door of the governor’s mansion in Sacramento. By his side stood Glenn A. Harter, his top domestic-security agent. They had been summoned by the new governor, Ronald Reagan.

    Waiting on the portico of the century-old grand Victorian that gray Monday morning in January 1967, Lynum felt some trepidation. He admired Reagan, but secrecy was crucial. He was carrying confidential information about the student protests that were disrupting the University of California’s Berkeley campus and making headlines across the country. He had intelligence about Mario Savio, who had been a leader of the Free Speech Movement and was Berkeley’s most notorious campus agitator, and Clark Kerr, the president of the university.

    The FBI has long denied investigating the university as an organization, and that much is true. But a legal challenge I brought under the Freedom of Information Act, entailing five lawsuits over the course of 27 years, forced the bureau to release more than 300,000 pages of its confidential records concerning individuals, organizations, and events on and around the campus during the cold war, from the 1940s through the 1970s. This is the most complete record of FBI activities at any college ever released. The documents reveal that FBI agents amassed dossiers on hundreds of students and professors and on members of the Board of Regents; established informers within student groups, the faculty, and the highest levels of the university’s administration; and gathered intelligence from wiretaps, mail openings, and searches of Berkeley homes and offices in the dead of night.

    Although the bulk of the documents were released in the mid-90s, continuing litigation has compelled the FBI to release more than 50,000 additional pages, some as recently as this year, that provide a clearer picture of the agency’s relationship with Reagan and suggest that it profoundly influenced his political development.

  125. alex says:

    you might like:

    https://pressfreedomfoundation.org/organizations

    independent journalism outlets whose prime mission is to seek transparency and accountability in government

  126. Lune Prière says:

    I think Lindsey is trying to ward off a tea party primary challenge from his right flank by going full metal wingnut.

  127. Jackson says:

    I’m pretty certain that Reagan never lived in the Governor’s Mansion at 16th and H Streets in Sacramento.

  128. alex says:

    Reagan got right on those Berkeley Vietnam War protests asap…. he campaigned for governor on cleaning up the UC Berkeley ‘mess'; as soon as he was elected he started to squash them; he turned UC university system ( highest quality public universities in US – & – tuition free to qualified in-state residents into the tuition charging institutions and from there it only went north in fees and south in quality )

    Located at 1526 H Street in Sacramento, the mansion is now used primarily for public and state ceremonies and events. George Pardee was the first governor to live in the house; Ronald Reagan, who lived in it for only four months, was the last.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governor's_Mansion_State_Historic_Park

  129. alex says:

    Waiting on the portico of the century-old grand Victorian that gray Monday morning in January 1967, Lynum felt some trepidation.

    Reagan sworn in on January 2, 1967.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governorship_of_Ronald_Reagan

    Ronald Reagan was the governor of California for two terms, once in 1967 and again in 1971.

  130. Sharon says:

    I agree, ya gotta be brave to do this!

  131. cappy says:

    YES!

  132. Gypsi says:

    I Have a first house Saturn at 6 Capricorn, but Sag rising. I finished high school in the middle of an iron-belt recession in western Michigan where GM was it, the largest employer, near a college town that made competition for summer jobs impossible to beat. And GM was suffering from rising oil prices and OPEC. (not that they got smart right away.) No family I wished to live with. I’ve been on my own since I was 17.

    I think I have drawn unemployment for 3 months of my working life. When one line of work disappears, you retrain and get back to work. Boom. One of the get real events that got a band-aid yesterday was extended unemployment. The white collar workers, many in my age group, who have been outsourced are accustomed to being handed things easily. many are college educated, they know how to play office politics, and it will be a big Pluto/Uranus moment when they realize that that portion of the economy probably isn’t coming back.

    In Texas, with few social services and a very lean benefit system, we learned to re-invent ourselves. Renaissance men and women. Not to say there isn’t any whining, there is. Plenty of it, especially from white male contractors and house-builders in my age group right now. The ones that build mcMansions, and since they own the company, no unemployment.

    But the time will come when those unemployment benefits must end. I can’t afford to pay their rent. We can’t afford to support them in fantasy land forever.

    (I am also a contractor, no work doesn’t mean unemployment for me today, or for the last 11 years. But I do pay into social security every year.)

  133. Patty says:

    Thanks Alex, Great information!
    ‘Happy New Year’ to all precious, kind-hearted and compassionate souls who unite here on Nancy’s Enchanting Blog.

  134. Patty says:

    Terrible! It brings the same feelings we had when I was 21…Four Dead In Ohio…was devastating to my age group! This is on a much larger scale!
    Last night on late radio, heard Astrologer, Linda Schurman say: “Pluto in Capricorn will spark action from the older generation”. Millions of old Hippies like me, will be similarly disturbed by this new information.
    Maybe that’s the Key…getting elders to again become active/involved/saving America one last time…younger generations would surely follow.
    “Ohio” (1970) Kent State
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnOoNM0U6oc

  135. Jackson says:

    Thanks, Alex. Nancy reportedly made a big to-do about not wanting to live in that mansion, which according to local scuttlebutt is quite haunted (and only a few blocks away from where I live, so I walk by it often). The Reagans lived in a house on 45th Street just off M Street, in a very nice area of East Sacramento called the Fabulous Forties. An official mansion was built in suburban Carmichael near Ancil Hoffman Park to replace the old mansion, but it never was occupied.

  136. ScorpioX3 says:

    Reid might might get an uncomfortable reminder of Boehner’s g-f-yourself remark: What bargaining leverage will the Dems have in 60 days’ time when he and the other slash-and-burn Repugs want cuts that anyone with a brain knows will hurt a whole lot of people? I’m not totally unhappy with the deal BUT…the Dems left money on the table so I’m not feeling very good about it moving to our side at the end of the next battle.

  137. Salemone says:

    You guys are all great! I swear, I can get more concrete, meaningful information scanning the comments than at Huffpo!

  138. mitzi says:

    Thank goodness, Hillary was just recently released from the hospital!- And finally, at the last hour, we’ve been rescued off the Fiscal Cliff! Yet, during an apparent major melt-down, Speaker of the House, John Boehner, throws Hurricane Sandy survivors,”under-the-bus”, and tells Senate Majority Leader, Harry Ried, to, “go-f**k yourself”! – And to think, we haven’t even gotten through the first week of 2013
    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! – As the great film actress, Betty Davis, once said, “Fasten your seatbelt, its gonna be a bumppy ride!”
    Blessings, Love, and Peace!
    mitzi

  139. Gypsi says:

    Reid pushed all of obama’s nominees thru with 100 votes
    Each after the rest of the senate went home.

  140. alex says:

    there are maybe a dozen living astrologers devoted to minor asteroid research – some of it is collaborative;

    two resources ( the comment box does not allow more than two html or it goes into moderation)

    http://markandrewholmes.com/asteroid.html

    http://www.zanestein.com/page4a.htm

    Mark Andrew Holmes has a very interesting article on Hidalgo, Pandora and Lilith

  141. alex says:

    http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.geocities.com/stacydavidoff/Asteroids.html&date=2009-10-25+22:20:50

    (1922-1995)
    New York based astrologer, Eleanor Bach has been called “Mother of the Asteroids.” She was among the first to devote serious research to this subject. She received the Matrix Pioneer Award for, “high standards of professionalism in educating the astrological community in the application and value of the asteroids (Goddesses) through chart interpretations.”

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0935127151/astrolontheweb

    Asteroid Goddesses: The Mythology, Psychology and Astrology of the Reemerging Feminine
    by Demetra George (Author)

  142. alex says:

    cappy I’ve cluttered up the thread enough :-) for one day!

    http://www.solsticepoint.com/astrologersmemorial/bach.html

  143. angellight says:

    Lead in gasoline may account for 90% of fluctuations in violent crime over last 50 years. @kdrum explains why:
    http://ow.ly/gv69J

  144. alex says:

    Neptune in Pisces – Key Words (toxic level of un-reality, pre-text, pretense)

    Pretense (falsehood, affected show, cover)
    Synonyms: act, acting, affectation, appearance, artifice, charade, claim, cloak, deceit, deception, display, dissimulation, double-dealing, dumb act, evasion, excuse, fabrication, facade, fakery, faking, falsification, feigning, gag, guise, insincerity, invention, make-believe, mask, masquerade, misrepresentation, misstatement, ostentation, posing, posturing, pretentiousness, pretext, routine, ruse, schtick, semblance, sham*, shuffling, simulation, stall, stunt, subterfuge, trickery, veil, veneer, wile

    Pretext (disguise; alleged reason)

    Synonyms: affectation, alibi, appearance, bluff, cleanup, cloak, color*, coloring, cop-out, cover, cover story, cover-up, device, excuse, face, feint, fig leaf, front, guise, mask, masquerade, plea, ploy, pretense, red herring, routine, ruse, semblance, show, simulation, song and dance, stall, stratagem, subterfuge, veil*

    Neptune corresponds to gradual and seamless changes in reality that work so subtly and slowly and with such hypnotic force that we are frequently not even aware of their effects until they have long passed. We underestimate the magnitude of these changes at our peril, just as a tsunami may pass almost unnoticed in the open ocean, but somewhere where it clashes with unyielding structures, it unleashes its chaotic fury.

    Essay By NICK OWENS
    Political Astrology
    Neptune in Pisces – Key Words

    http://www.cosmicintelligenceagency.com/2011/06/neptune-in-pisces-fear-of-the-invisible/

  145. alex says:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/tsunami-bomb-in-development-world-war-ii-top-secret-documents_n_2397856.html

    A New Zealand author has rediscovered evidence of top secret tests carried out by the United States and New Zealand during World War II. The tests explored the creation of a “tsunami bomb” capable of flooding coastal cities of the Allies’ enemies.

    Ray Waru came across the material while digging through old military files for his new book, “Secrets and Treasures,” which details some of the historical artifacts available at Archives New Zealand in Wellington, the AFP reports.

    “It was absolutely astonishing,” Waru told the outlet. “First that anyone would come up with the idea of developing a weapon of mass destruction based on a tsunami…and also that New Zealand seems to have successfully developed it to the degree that it might have worked.”

    Dubbed “Project Seal,” the materials document the joint effort by the U.S. and New Zealand to develop a device that might rival the destructive power of the atomic bomb. According to the Telegraph, 3,700 bombs were detonated during testing that took place between 1944 and 1945 off the coast of New Caledonia and Auckland.

    The results showed that such a weapon, deployed in the form of a series of 10 large underwater blasts, could have created a 33-foot tsunami.

    “Presumably if the atomic bomb had not worked as well as it did, we might have been tsunami-ing people,” Waru told The Telegraph.

    Auckland University Professor Thomas Leech, who was held in high regard by U.S. military officials, helped conduct the experiments, according to a previous New Zealand Herald story about the project.

    The tsunami-as-weapon idea had been floated even earlier than 1944, according to The Herald, which reported that they considered sending Leech to Bikini Atoll to watch the early atomic bomb tests.

    Neil Kirton, a former colleague of Leech, said that, “Whether it could ever be resurrected … Under some circumstances I think it could be devastating.” (This quote has since surfaced on various conspiracy theory blogs.)

    The news of “Project Seal” follows renewed interest in a top secret plan to detonate an atomic bomb on the moon. That plan, researched during the Cold War, was designed as a show of force to the Soviets, who were fresh off their Sputnik triumph.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/newzealand/9774217/Tsunami-bomb-tested-off-New-Zealand-coast.html

  146. Lorrie U says:

    Everyone fears “666” as the sign of the “devil.” In numerology 6+6+6=18=9. #9 represents the number for humanity, therefore the only devil we need to fear is ourselves.

  147. alex says:

    tsunami as a weapon of war….. back in the 1940’s makes you wonder – bombing the moon as show of force to Soviets – What’s Next in National Security

    http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/

  148. Patty says:

    Dear Lorrie, Thanks, You post interesting & thought-provoking links.
    This current Republican Gerrymandering is absolutely unfair & undemocratic, if only the vast majority of voters *knew* this was in action by the GOP…there would be great condemnation. How can we get these facts out to the people? Democrats must take this up and clearly make it known to voters!
    One comment I saw: “The only key to future Republican success is to further dumb-down the educational system…because the more voters learn/realize the GOP vicious tricks/manipulation…the more people will vote against them”.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerrymandering

  149. Francis says:

    Thank you Alex. Neptune’s ingress into Pisces fascinates me and not much is written on it, so I appreciate this article although it does seem to embrace the negative side. I look to what has been happening in our nation and see Obama’s ACA, the marijuana legalization movement, the public display of the Republican delusion re: the election, hurricane Sandy and the wake up call to global climate change, the sentiment away from guns in favor of gun controls since Sandy Hook woke up people’s hearts. i like to think of the influence of Neptune’s ingress into Pisces within the context of the Uranus-Pluto square and more than that, I like to think of this as an assertion of the forces of evolution. I think where Uranus wakes people up, Neptune can quicken hearts. All of this is in the service of an evolutionary paradigm shift, at least IMHO.

  150. Sharon says:

    I saw Le Miz yesterday. You could say it was a Neptune in Pisces sort of film — emphasizing spirituality at the higher levels, the true spirituality and Christianity as I see it. I thought the acting, cinematography, directing and, of course, the music were really great. It was 2.5 hrs and,except for the very beginning when I realized how long it was going to be, I was very engrossed (Django Unchained was 2.75 hrs, but I haven’t seen that yet.) I didn’t quite know Victor Hugo’s story; it was very profound and just beautifully acted. Even the non-professional singers like Hugh Jackman & Russell Crowe & Anne Hathaway did a great job singing (not perfect or polished but very expressive of their characters) :-)

  151. Sharon says:

    Yes, but do the Republicans want to be blamed for shutting down the government? You know they will be blamed for it — people have wised up!

  152. Sharon says:

    Many Blessings of health & abundance on you, Gypsi, for the New Year. I admire the way you have set up your life so independently.

  153. Sharon says:

    Tom Delay sentenced to 3 yrs in prison. I pray that the others who indulge in these illegal activities are also caught and made a spectacle of. I would like to see them serve their sentences as others would, but the important piece for me is to have their crimes disclosed publicy.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/10/tom-delay-sentenced-to-th_n_806951.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false#sb=839072,b=facebook

  154. Virginia says:

    I don’t know how good a singer Russell Crowe is, but he used to do the lead vocals for a band called Roman Antix which became 30-odd Foot of Grunts, which later morphed into The Ordinary Fear Of God, so he does have a musical background.

  155. alex says:

    Francis,

    Every element and facet has both neg and pos expression; duality is the life energy system that makes/manifests the spark of being and becoming ;

    the symbol Neptune is under-examined because it embodies etheric, the imaginative, mystical, magical, creative, and the spiritual qualities that are intangible so harder to understand;

    especially slow moving large orbits of generational outer planets require conscious choice to take/hold the positive position so it makes sense doesn’t it that the default position for people is more than often or more than occasionally the negative expression;

    in mundane astrology I’m interested in identifying ‘irredeemable’ qualities and behaviors because official political policy sets the boundaries and potentials that define our social matrix; the 113TH was sworn in today feels like fresh incoming energy but the old status quo power struggle continues and we are better off if we can identify it and then deal with it;

    entropy and the ensuing instability are forces of nature; self empowerment seems futile for many in the prevailing political regressive extreme inequitable economic environment; though some civil protections are being strengthened the trend under the Obama administration as we all can see;

    have to understand the dark forces to strike a balance with; Neptune is the least understood quality; that article helps build a library for key insight, skills sets and analysis tools about Neptune;

  156. mitzi says:

    Today, John Boehner won his reelection bid as Speaker of The House
    To commemorate this, including his decision to pull out, The SANDY RELIEF BILL, and his cronies, or rather, Congress’s refusal to extend, The Violence Against Women Act; which if passed would have provided protection and resources to, The LGBT community, Native American, or undocumented immigrants, I’d dedicate to him this tune: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmAj4Y8hC-c

  157. Francis says:

    Thanks Alex. I revere and strive to understand negative and positive forces and their dance. On reflection I felt myself cringe from the fearful cautions in the article. My own preference is more wholistic, to look for Neptune’s synergy within the matrix of the Uranus-Pluto square. Perhaps one’s attunement to Neptune is revealed in one’s personal chart. I would imagine that for some Neptune is not prominent and may therefore be more beguiling. For others it is more prominent and recognizable. I don’t believe any of the planets or signs are energies to fear.

  158. alex says:

    I can’t remember what journalist said this last month ‘that Pres. Obama seems of occupy a moral universe that DC politics does not';

    the presidential oath of office on Sunday the 20th ( different than the inauguration public ceremony Monday 21rst) Neptune @01 Pisces opposite Part of Fortune @02 Virgo

    11TH House opposite 5Th House
    Neptune opposite Part Fortune
    Pisces – Virgo axis

    I’d like to see awakened Americans move forward on USA child hunger issues.

    Mundane astrology analyzes the 2013 cardinal ingresses: time UTC

    Aries – 3/20, 11:03 UTC
    Cancer – 6/21, 5:05 UTC
    Libra – 9/22, 8:45 UTC
    Capricorn – 12/21, 5:12 UTC

  159. clymela says:

    Lorrie u-thank you so much for thinking this through. I have known that numbers are or can be a sacred tool for understanding life and ourselves but I had never thought this through. As horrible as our capacity for evil is still this “rendering” out of the dread “666” is liberating and I felt a flash of fresh energy when I read what you shared.

  160. clymela says:

    I wonder why so many astrologers fixate on the shadow side of Neptune. I understand the entire ground of the drugs, alcohol,subterfuge, lies and distortions and on and on however Neptune is also inspiration, the intuition of the “whole”, intuition in daily life and consciousness of our spiritual life. Neptune can and often is a spot of beauty in charts-a gift from the universe, something that inspires us free of charge as long as we are willing to share our gift as freely as it is given to us.I have had more than a brushing experience of the shadow side of Neptune and yet my life would be a dull, flat experience without the inspiration that comes from Neptune.

  161. alex says:

    USA Neptune as described by MP evokes the hope of more mature Neptune dreaming/vision for our national collective story:

    Mary Plumb, Neptune and the Dream in the US

    EXCERPT

    The U.S. Sibly horoscope has Mars at 21º Gemini in the 7th house, square an elevated (closest to the 10th-house cusp) Neptune at 22º Virgo, sign of its detriment.

    As a nation, we have a collective storyline that includes both nebulous (or ill-defined) actions or motivations, and a susceptibility to propaganda or seduction, side-by-side with a guileless belief in altruistic action.

  162. Noelle says:

    Interesting that I didn’t hear a word of this on the news. And now he’s out on bail and going to file an appeal.

  163. Lorrie U says:

    Thanks, Patty. I don’t know how we can get the already dumbed-down repubs to listen. I’ve tried with the few I know and they refuse to change their perspectives. There are a lot of like minds on social media and all I can do is keep putting out there along with others and hope it will reach some who are uninformed.

  164. Lorrie U says:

    I’m beginning to think they just don’t care as long as their particular constituency back them, which seems to be the case. Thanks to gerrymandering, they are not that affected.

  165. Lorrie U says:

    Thanks, Clymela. I had a great teacher who taught me well and I’m grateful for the insights he gave me, and grateful to share them.

  166. Lorrie U says:

    I agree, Sharon, I found it completely engrossing and want to see it again. I know Adam Lambert blasted the singing, but I found it to be perfect for the mood. Russell Crowe in reply said that the producer wanted it to be “raw” and I found it very fitting. What stuck me at the end was the turning away and shuttering of windows, and the populace leaving the last few remnants to fight the battle. Seemed similar to what we’re facing today.

  167. Lorrie U says:

    “Perhaps one’s attunement to Neptune is revealed in one’s personal chart.” I think that is very possible. My Neptune is very prominent, conj. my Sun & Venus in the 10th hs. & part of a grand trine w/ Mars & Uranus. Once one learns how to handle the delusions of Neptune, it can create incredible higher spiritual vision and love.

  168. alex says:

    Lorrie,

    I’ve been studying Neptune in politicians charts ( my chart, family charts and practice charts) for years; it is hard to predict and define its effect in subjective natal charts; but I have found, that in objective event charts, Neptune is clearer to analyze for both influence and effect;

    I’m guessing you have an AIR grand trine; but whatever element it is that’s some planetary line up!

  169. cappy says:

    Beautiful, Clymela… Neptune is smiling.

  170. Linda gomez says:

    I have been watching this closely, and Tom shopped around until he got a panel of 2 Republican and 1 Democrat judge to hear his appeal.It is still pending and they don’t know when the decision will come and if he doesnt like the decision, he will keep appealing.

    It comes down that they used checks to send and distribute money to local candidates and since that wasnt in the law, then he, according to his warped logic, is not breaking the law.
    He had intention, which of course makes him guilty, because he intended to break the law and that should sink him but Texas politics, you know how that goes.
    This tactic is what is getting Republicans elected all over the nation and is why I hope this swine gets a stay at the grey-bar hotel even if it is club fed. For his corrosive influence he should serve time.
    He’ll get probration for 10 years instead of time, but he got 3 years in the pokey for conspiracy. Lets hope it sticks.

  171. cappy says:

    Alex,

    Brilliant !
    Do you ever divulge your natal Neptune.

  172. Francis says:

    Clymela, nicely said and I completely concur. I’m wondering if you have a prominent Neptune in your chart? Mine is in 12th H, and is the focal point of T-square to Mars and Jupiter/Uranus. When I was a boy I lived in my own world and throughout my life I’ve always marched to my own drummer and have always been oriented to mysticism with soaring inspirational revelations. And like you, have had more than a brushing experience with the shadow side of Neptune, but am deeply grateful for Neptune’s gifts.

  173. alex says:

    my natal Neptune is about lifelong health issues!

    my spiritual life transformed as Solar Arc Ascendant conjuncted a significant natal midpoint;

  174. cappy says:

    Here is a truly fascinating article on the many sides of Neptune vis a vis the Titanic~ by Astrologer Eric Francis:

    http://planetwaves.net/astrologynews/486058985.html

  175. Gypsi says:

    Astrologers might fixate on the shallow side because people use the shallow side more. Lots easier to be an alcoholic than an artist. Some manage both, but most just do the alcoholism.

  176. will says:

    Bashing Neptune is fair game here. Nonetheless, as one with this planet conjunct Saturn in Libra in the first house, there’s plenty in the way of gratitude I have for this big oft -maligned giant. For one, it fuels the imagination endlessly. And it helps me to believe that I am handsome, fit, wealthy, wonderful.. and exceedingly humble. What’s not to love about Neptune?

  177. Nina says:

    This morning, Barney Frank stated that while he doesn’t want a full term as Senator he would be open to taking an interim appointment (3 or 4 months) if John Kerry gets the Secretary of State nod as expected.

    Someone noted that the Senate may yet learn to regret blocking Susan Rice’s nomination.

    It made me think of the other unintended consequences – last May, Senate Republicans blocked Elizabeth Warren’s nomination as head of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. Her second choice of career may yet cause some headaches for Senate Republicans.

    If I were a Senate Republican seeing these consequences, I might have some serious thoughts about blocking any more of the President’s nominees… it doesn’t seem to work out very well for them in the long run.

  178. Fe says:

    As a fellow Libra-Neptunian, Will, you and I are from the same galaxy.

  179. Sharon says:

    Great points, Laurie….it was sad that those young people had to fight alone and die…yet nevertheless the French Revolution did take place. I know they had removed the king & Queen, as the film told us, about 10 years before or so, but did another revolution take place again later? I have to look up the history.

  180. Wennye' says:

    YOU SIR ARE A JOY..:)

  181. Virginia says:

    My understanding is that you appeal a verdict based on some error by a member of the court – a judge or attorney makes some procedural error or fails in a way that creates an inaccurate result. I’d like to know what supposed error he is using for his appeal.

  182. Teresa Hill says:

    ” am handsome, fit, wealthy, wonderful.. and exceedingly humble”

    You mean you’re not?

  183. Lorrie U says:

    Alex, I have no air. My grand trine is all in earth, have eight planets in earth with Scorpio rising. I’m very grounded and tied to Mother Earth and nature, also with my Ceres and Chiron, thank God.

  184. clymela says:

    Francis-actually my Neptune is not prominent-it is in the 6th house and retrograde but it manages to trine both the Sun and Mercury. One thing I did notice when I was working was that I was able to manage the huge paper load by thinking of those chores as spiritual tasks.

  185. Lorrie U says:

    Wow, Cappy, that is a very fascinating article! Thanks!

  186. fierywoman says:

    I am a VERY lucky Starlighter who knows Mr Will personally, and I can tell you that all he said is very true!

  187. Lorrie U says:

    Our Deficit Debate’s ‘Sick Secret’ Is Killing Us… Literally

    Underlying much of our explosive cost growth is the phenomenon we described in “Sick Money:” Investors like Bain Capital buy up health care companies, load them up with debt, and demand highly aggressive profit margins. Many of them respond to the problem the way the Bain companies did in our piece: through fraud.

    Pharmaceutical corporations, for-profit hospital companies, private insurers — our system is sick. The diagnosis: Corporate greed.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rj-eskow/our-deficit-debates-sick_b_2404780.html?utm_source=Alert-blogger&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Email%2BNotifications

  188. Rose says:

    LOVE your sense of humor, Will.

    So, are you married?

  189. alex says:

    in my childhood there were several issues of mysteriously caused illnesses, and hard to diagnosis things ( neptune effect )

    one issue at 5-6 years old was anorexia nervosa (back then it was not a well known condition or understood that it could be caused by post strep A (strep throat) infection which created an autoimmune disorder; antibodies caused the strep bacteria to mistakenly attack other body tissues)

    to my parents I was the fussiest eater they had ever known, to my way of thinking my mother was a very bad cook! I use to put food in table napkins excuse myself from mealtime and flush the food, feed the dog under the table or simply push the food around the plate not eating ( after while a strict multiple vitamin and protein shake routine was established to offset my no food behavior)

    pictures of myself in shorts and shirt showed arms and legs without one bit of body fat; I resembled some images from soldiers starved in prisoner of war camps; of course I didn’t think of myself as really really really thin I thought I weighted too much!

    eventually that issue turned itself around and I became normal weight and sized though I ended up two inches shorter in height than a close in age sibling after I stopped growing;

    that was one of childhood health conditions that proved hard to diagnosis… clearly seen in my natal chart as neptune associated influence;

  190. loyalurker says:

    Electoral College count affirms Obama’s win
    AP

    …. Months after the November election, the final official vote from all 50 states and the District of Columbia showed Obama with 65,899,660 votes, or 51.1 percent, and Romney with 60,932,152 votes, or 47.2 percent. Obama is the first president since Republican Dwight Eisenhower to win back-to-back presidential elections with more than 51 percent of the popular vote.

    Chief Justice John Roberts will swear in Obama at noon on Jan. 20 at the White House in a private ceremony, and then administer the oath again on the West Front of the Capitol the next day. The Constitution requires that the inauguration take place on Jan. 20 but because it is a Sunday, the public session and the accompanying parade and festivities will occur on Monday.

    Biden has asked Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to swear him in for a second term. She will be the first Hispanic to administer either a presidential or vice presidential oath.

  191. will says:

    Oh, start!

  192. cappy says:

    Lorrie,
    As you said above–i’t’s all rigged–we are a corrupt slavery system–ending as we wake up
    and remember who we truly, essentially are…and then fearlessly live as the IAM PRESENCE.

  193. alex says:

    Lorrie, how to you compensate for no air ( do you compensate ), by writing or ? usually there will be something in your chart in the air element in minor asteroids or vertex or nodes etc that you’d consider to be the polarizing/galvanizing point of your chart;

    counting the elements – total 11
    F E A W, the planets (not the nodes) plus chiron

  194. Lorrie U says:

    Chiron & Pallas in Cancer, Ceres in Leo, Juno in Aquarius (don’t tie me down!), Vesta in Taurus. Elements & Nodes: 3 Fire, 10 Earth, 0 Air, 3 Water. Have no idea how I compensate…

  195. alex says:

    neither do I – the whole chart has to be looked at in order to see how air can be compensated for by other placements in the chart;

    March & McEvers instruct on missing elements:

    The Only Way to Learn Astrology, Vol 1: Basic Principles
    Marion D. March (Author), Joan McEvers (Author)

  196. will says:

    As the Lion in the Wizard of Oz said,

    “Aw, shucks, I’m speechless.” See how Neptune works?

  197. Sharon says:

    I’m very Neptunian with all my Pisces, have fire and air placements, but no earth. It’s been hard to compensate and I feel like I had to give up a lot of my carefree dreams to become practical, responsible, and grounded, all good things, but not for free-spirited Pisces…something was lost in the trade off.

  198. alex says:

    articles by Marion March at Matrix ( Kepler college has articles to at their library but they are behind a pay wall )

    http://www.astrologysoftware.com/resources/articles/getarticle.asp?ID=100

  199. Lorrie U says:

    Now you’ve made me curious so just did some research. Lack of air element can simply indicate a disregard for small talk. Yep, that’s me! But “personal planets in Gemini’s sign Virgo possibly contributes the air element; Mercury in Virgo might have some influence on the matter.” With five planets, including Mercury, I guess that makes up for it. I just don’t mince words, but I’ve always been a great communicator especially through the written word.

  200. Lorrie U says:

    oops…five planets including Mercury in Virgo.

  201. Lorrie U says:

    Maybe Mars in Capricorn as part of the grand trine in 3rd hs. helps. So I would think these are factors that help me compensate.

  202. Gypsi says:

    Twitter is first news central, but it isn’t always cheerful. http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/01/04/iraq-could-dissolve-parliament-in-48-hours-sources-say

    Iraq could dissolve their parliament in 48 hours

  203. Lorrie U says:

    Sharon, according to astrologer Bob Marks: “lack of planets in Earth Signs could just mean the ideals are so high that they may never be capable of being realized on Earth.” That’s very Piscean. However, “if a sign that belongs to that missing element happens to sit on one of the Angles of your horoscope (the Ascendant, Mid-Heaven, Descendant, or Nadir) you can make up for that deficit big time.”

  204. Gypsi says:

    My only major things in air are my Moon and my MC, but in many ways for much of my life it was my dominant element.

    A singleton in an element often overcompensates.

  205. alex says:

    the first chart I studied with no earth was Adele Davis the author who wrote about healthy food diets; that’s how she compensated for no earth writing about healthy grounding food recipes;

  206. Sharon says:

    Descendant is Capricorn…interesting, because I’ve adopted some very Capricornian qualities and tendencies. My ideals are mostly concerned with how people should treat & love one other: venus in Pisces. What is the nadir, btw?

    Thanks, Lorrie :-)

  207. Sharon says:

    Interestingly, Alex, I used to own 2 of her books, learned a lot, and remembered and practiced some of it…for example, she talked about us needing oil in our diet; also, the research studies she quoted where enough protein for the morning meal would give lasting power that would sustain energy levels much longer into the day. Especially on work days, I made sure to have a protein shake, etc. Her advice worked for me.

  208. fierywoman says:

    Stunning 5 minute film about Earth (“She’s alive … beautiful …”) from DU:
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/101790103

  209. clymela says:

    This subject is Pluto in Capricorn. The fact that stories are getting out and that people read even as they suffer will bring on the end of the madness. Already I notice that the glamor of extreme wealth is fading as more and more of us struggle to find work or if we find work then making the ends meet.I think that it is plain that extreme wealth comes from stealing the fruits of labor from those who did the work.

  210. starlight says:

    The four business gangs that run the US

    IF YOU’VE ever suspected politics is increasingly being run in the interests of big business, I have news: Jeffrey Sachs, a highly respected economist from Columbia University, agrees with you – at least in respect of the United States.

    In his book, The Price of Civilisation, he says the US economy is caught in a feedback loop. ”Corporate wealth translates into political power through campaign financing, corporate lobbying and the revolving door of jobs between government and industry; and political power translates into further wealth through tax cuts, deregulation and sweetheart contracts between government and industry. Wealth begets power, and power begets wealth,” he says.

    Sachs says four key sectors of US business exemplify this feedback loop and the takeover of political power in America by the ”corporatocracy”…military-industrial complex…the Wall Street-Washington complex, which has steered the financial system towards control by a few politically powerful Wall Street firms…the Big Oil-transport-military complex…the healthcare industry, America’s largest industry, absorbing no less than 17 per cent of US gross domestic product…

    http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-four-business-gangs-that-run-the-us-20121230-2c1e2.html#ixzz2H5weOZFQ

  211. Patty says:

    Very interesting. I’m a Taurus with lots of Fire but no Water…except for Scorpio Rising. Hope that compensates.

  212. Patty says:

    Wow is right! I’d like to pass this article on to President Obama.
    Imploring him to consider using an Astrologer for the launching of his ideas and plans.
    Reminding him how well Astrology worked for Reagan, who is now considered by the RightWing…their Saint Reagan!

  213. alex says:

    Remarks by the President at the National Prayer Breakfast

    Excerpt

    http://tinyurl.com/yhkj7fq

    Empowered by faith, consistently, prayerfully, we need to find our way back to civility.

    That begins with stepping out of our comfort zones in an effort to bridge divisions. Stretching out of our dogmas, our prescribed roles along the political spectrum, that can help us regain a sense of civility.

    Civility also requires relearning how to disagree without being disagreeable; understanding, as President Kennedy said, that ‘civility is not a sign of weakness.’ Surely we can agree to find common ground when possible, parting ways when necessary.

  214. alex says:

    Barack Obama
    DOB August 4, 1961, 7:24 pm AHST
    Honolulu, Hawaii

    Sun – Neptune: dissolves boundary between ‘how things are’ (materiality) and other realities

    Natal Obama:

    Sun @12 Leo Wax Square Neptune @08 Scorpio (actualizes, exemplary)

    Asteroids: Mark Andrew Holmes

    http://markandrewholmes.com/asteroid.html

    Amycus @16 Taurus 14 (awareness of the proper way to treat others)
    square

    Ascendant @18 Aquarius 03
    *
    Antigone @20 Libra 44 (to stand up for what one believes is right)
    quincunx
    Ceres @20 Taurus 23
    *
    Baucis @28 Leo 06 (generosity of spirit)
    conjunct
    North Node @27 Leo 18 R
    square
    Midheaven @28 Scorpio 53
    opposite
    South Node @27 Aquarius 18 R
    *
    Compassion @13 Taurus 21 (compassion)
    square
    Sun @12 Leo 32
    *
    Condorcet @07 Scorpio 51 ( the belief that society can be improved)
    conjunct
    Neptune @08 Scorpio 36
    *
    Crantor @06 Taurus 54 (needing to learn to co-exist)
    sextile
    Chiron @05 Pisces 19
    trine
    Pluto @06 Virgo 58
    opposite
    Neptune @08 Scorpio 36
    *
    Interkosmos @08 Libra 45 (to bridge different entities)
    opposite
    Eris @10 Aries 30 R
    *
    Iris @25 Sagittarius 57 R (attitudes toward pluralism)
    square
    Pallas @24 Pisces 24
    trine
    Uranus @25 Leo 16
    quincunx
    Vesta @25 Taurus 02
    *
    Magnanimity @18 Sagittarius 11 (magnanimity)
    sextile
    Ascendant @18 Aquarius 03
    *
    Misterrogers @09 Scorpio 07 (good citizenship)
    conjunct
    Neptune @08 Scorpio 36
    *
    Oenone @14 Cancer 10 (to forgive and do one’s human duty)
    *
    Philoctetes @13 Taurus 38 (to set aside differences when duty calls)
    *
    Roddenberry @28 Taurus 32 ( humanitarian, to expand mental horizons)
    opposite
    Midheaven @28 Scorpio 54 (conjunct IC)
    *
    Sixtygarden @07 Cancer 51 (progressive, fitting exemplary model, natural)
    sextile
    Pluto @06 Virgo 58
    trine
    Neptune @08 Scorpio 36
    *
    Stereoskopia@02 Sagittarius 47 (to be able to go beyond stereotypes)
    *
    Teharonhiawako @04 Capricorn 28 R ( bridging opposites, brings transformation)
    sextile
    Chiron @05 Pisces 19
    *
    Transylvania @27 Capricorn 39 R (awareness of the need for civilization)
    sextile
    Midheaven @28 Scorpio 54
    quincunx
    North Node @27 Leo 18 R
    *
    Yi Xing @08 Leo 54 (the desire to set things right)
    square
    Neptune @08 Scorpio 36

  215. alex says:

    The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity by Jeffery Sachs

    At the root of America’s economic crisis lies a moral crisis: the decline of civic virtue among America’s political and economic elite. A society of markets, laws, and elections is not enough if the rich and powerful fail to behave with respect, honesty, and compassion toward the rest of society and toward the world.

  216. Patty says:

    Thanks you, Nancy. A terrific Bill Moyers Interview with Jim Hightower on POPULISM…exactly what we need today!
    Both Video and Transcript.
    http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/04302010/watch2.html
    After watching this…I’m inspired!

  217. Sharon says:

    Very nice interpretations….sounds like our Pres!

  218. Lorrie U says:

    The nadir is the same as the midheaven.

  219. Lorrie U says:

    Had a conversation at the park this morning with a republican who was blaming Obama for everything. When I said that the lobbyists and corporations were the problem & we needed to get money out of politics, she agreed with me. She mentioned that GE didn’t pay any taxes, but then mentioned that the CEO of GE was one of Obama’s top men. I had no answer…

  220. Lorrie U says:

    A Cabal of CEOs Try to Bypass the Legislative Process and Impose Their Own Debt Reduction Plan

    Shortly after a deal to avert the Republican fiscal cliff was passed in the House, a consortium of corporate CEOs lambasted the deal as a disaster and called for a specific deficit reduction plan to address the nation’s long term debt. One brilliant suggestion that garnered agreement from the CEO cabal was for corporate CEOs to bypass the legislative process and lay out a plan for deficit reduction, and it invokes a question Americans will have to address if this country is going to survive. How long before our representatives void the Constitution and cede government control to corporate America and finish the drive toward plutocracy executed by corporate America?

    http://www.politicususa.com/cabal-ceos-bypass-government-impose-debt-reduction-plan.html

  221. Patty says:

    Matt Taibbi has another brilliant article just out:
    Secret and Lies of the Bailout
    The federal rescue of Wall Street didn’t fix the economy – it created a permanent bailout state based on a Ponzi-like confidence scheme. And the worst may be yet to come
    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/secret-and-lies-of-the-bailout-20130104?print=true

    Bill Moyers previously interviewed Reagan’s David Stockman on this same subject.
    “Stockman gives a blistering analysis of the breakdown of profit/loss capitalism that began under Bush, and which Obama has only accelerated in keeping the Banksters and Government in bed with each other”.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJVDTA0uHsA

  222. will says:

    Looks like Theodore Roszak, Herbert Marcuse and C.W.Mills were right all along.

  223. Nita says:

    Happy New Year Lorrie

    The next time you converse with a Republican delight yourself by questioning them to label (3) beneficial and constructive things that President George W. Bush has done for America?

    They will struggle for an response I have a list on my phone and I pull it up to remind any republican that I speak to that even tries to blame President Obama, and I start reading from list it shuts them down and my list is factual.
    Most of them look very foolish not expecting to hear the truth it leaves them speechless most of the time and I don’t let them try to defend it because it’s the truth.

  224. pisca says:

    Nadir is opposite midheaven, bottom of the chart, also referred to as IC (Imum Coleli “lowest part of the heavens.”

  225. Cappy says:

    Alex,
    Bingo!
    Thanks so much for PBO’s heart felt remarks@ Prayer Breakfast —AND— researching
    O’s excellent “minor” asteroids. You Listed his South Node @ 27aquarius18 R … do you
    have insight into this.

  226. pisca says:

    Delay was sentenced in 2011 but is free on appeal. I am curious as to why this story has come up 2 years later unless something new has developed. MSM is mum about GOP criminals who get caught.

  227. Cappy says:

    Great Nita..nothing glows like the Truth.

  228. will says:

    Patty,

    Thank you for posting the Taibbi piece. If his reporting and assertions are correct, it would appear that the U.S. “economy” as it is called, is skating on unbearable thin ice.

    The theory of chaos reigns supreme in our 21st century. Grief, I hope Matt is so wrong this time.

  229. Cappy says:

    Wonderful idea Patty

  230. will says:

    Patty,

    The last line in this partial paragraph made me spit my coffee up laughing – the boy can turn a phrase!

    “….. We were told that the taxpayer was stepping in – only temporarily, mind you – to prop up the economy and save the world from financial catastrophe. What we actually ended up doing was the exact opposite: committing American taxpayers to permanent, blind support of an ungovernable, unregulatable, hyperconcentrated new financial system that exacerbates the greed and inequality that caused the crash, and forces Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs and Citigroup to increase risk rather than reduce it. The result is one of those deals where one wrong decision early on blossoms into a lush nightmare of unintended consequences. We thought we were just letting a friend crash at the house for a few days; we ended up with a family of hillbillies who moved in forever, sleeping nine to a bed and building a meth lab on the front lawn.”

  231. alex says:

    America’s ‘Corporatocracy’

    Key sectors

    1) Military-Industrial complex

    2) Wall Street-Washington complex

    3) Big Oil-transport-military complex

    4) The Healthcare industry, America’s largest industry

  232. Cappy says:

    Ooops…Alex i was thinking of Gemini 28 degrees instead– no need to look up AQ.

  233. clymela says:

    Thank you for this link!! Hope you have had restful days.

  234. clymela says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this.

  235. Patty says:

    lol…I suspect Taibbi held this piece until Obama was re-elected. Obviously, the president was taken advantage of in 2008.
    What we need, and I hear it mentioned more and more, is a “Debt Jubilee for America”. An old religious practice even Pious Pubs could wrap their minds around. 2015 would be perfect-timing …a seven-year span from the Bale-out Fiasco.

  236. clymela says:

    I don’t have anything new or exciting to share but I wanted to say that I love the politics and civics I get here. Thanks everyone for the information and food for thought that i get here. Happy New Year again.

  237. alex says:

    Selling Sickness: How the World’s Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All Into Patients

    http://tinyurl.com/bgjze23

    Vince Parry, an expert in advertising, specializes in the most sophisticated form of selling medcines.

    He works with drug companies to help create new diseases.

    In an article titled “The art of branding a condition”, Parry reveals the ways in which companies are involved in fostering the creation of medical disorders.

    https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:FYBWineLmFMJ:www.buildinghealthfromwithin.com/sellingsickness.pdf+oldest+pharmaceutical+industry+in+us&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEEShv2xxJFZhU6crXIH7SKTmjTjmJ2lUvuBFeINaWJVOoY4TFOnNtWPNTAhBKT1i2uf_lw02oqg75hrLP4oQuTgGQRdi4xloucgiNlW45OMeeI8qulloR11ghRTyHX6KsUDGx4Fd3&sig=AHIEtbRunO5-q9w17GX1JrwYwx1nn-WjlA

    Vince Parry, an expert in advertising, specializes in the most sophisticated form of selling medcines.

    He works with drug companies to help create new diseases. In an article titled “The art of branding a condition”, Parry
    reveals the ways in which companies are involved in fostering the creation of medical disorders.

  238. will says:

    Patty,

    I for one, will do my best to not allow our newly-re-elected President to get any cozier with Big Banking after his second inauguration. I am growing weary of his over-eagerness to bargain and compromise to a fault, right out-of-the-gate.

    There is an old saying:

    “If you give away your asshole, you end up shitting through your ribs.”

  239. pisca says:

    It seems it would be much easier —and we don’t have to wait— to just arrest the banksters!

  240. pisca says:

    Thank you Starilghters! And well wishes to all.
    I’m “skating” through a year of mild and pleasant sextiles and trines but people around me are getting some hard hits! So much of the conversation here “fits” what I am experiencing right now.
    -November 13 eclipse at 21Scorpio : Hillary’s mercury and the mercury of two family members. Both of them were sick (but not hospitalized) at the time of Hillary’s fall and one had a reaction to medication on the same day that Hillary was hospitalized.
    Just before that eclipse, 21Scorpio and sister whose Pluto-Neptune midpoint opposed eclipse (same as Chelsea) both found jobs after looking for 1-2 years!
    – Within minutes of the moon moving into Aries and conjuncting Uranus December 20, I was awakened to a fire at a house across the street. High winds… eerie scene that keeps flashing back. One of 4 roommates was trapped (Nov 13 eclipse conjuncted his natal Mars). Fire, shock, grief, numb.
    -Neptune? I was afraid to look at the outer planets until my mid-30s but I had a feeling that hard square between natal Neptune and Chiron was kind of a big deal. Astrology has a way of appearing just exactly when I need it. And so it was, as Neptune — with a smack of Uranus– transited my 12th House (refuge), just as those mid-life crises emerged, I escaped with my astrology books and found answers I didn’t know I was looking for. Neptune squared natal Neptune as it hit natal Chiron: I embraced it, loved it … this is the higher octave of Neptune!! But the clincher was Chiron’s return, when I consciously counted my blessings that I will never have to go through my 40s again!
    – and Mars’ yo-yo opposite natal Jupiter had me in a hurry for no reason: tripped over myself, rushed to mail a letter before I put a stamp on it, forgot to put water in the coffee pot….. ah well just blame it Mars!

  241. alex says:

    http://www.pewresearch.org/daily-number/was-tarp-passed-under-bush-or-obama/

    34%
    Just a third of Americans know that the bank bailout was enacted by the Bush administration; nearly half incorrectly say it was passed under President Obama.

  242. alex says:

    I didn’t see that I hadn’t erased the repeat before I posted – – oops

    but you must be commenting on the content – advertisers inventing medical disorders for pharma

  243. will says:

    Fair and factual point, Alex. Unfortunately after reading the Taibbi article and a few other recent ones regarding the left-over players from the Bush/Cheney/Paulson/Summer/Geitner days – and watching what was disclosed in the Bill Moyers interview with former-Republican and Reagan advisor Dave Stockman, (thank you, Patty) it appears that our beloved PBO is and has been, in the lyrics of the Rolling Stones album, Goat’s Head Soup, “Dancin’ with Mr. D.” much too closely and comfortably from day-one. Now that he is in office for another four years, I’m hoping we will find a surprisingly more clever and foxy president who show more firmness and resolution with respect to what he will allow and not tolerate with the crony-capitalist power-brokers he has assigned to his cabinet and advisory committees. Its time for him to assume the position as a king.

  244. Iris says:

    @fierywoman – spine-chilling video. Thank you for posting.

    Great comments on Neptune. Thanks for the link to the Planet Waves article on the Titanic.

    @Alex – love your posts on asteroids.

    @Lorrie – always good info you post.

    Everyone – thanks for your comments – always learn so much here.

    For me – Pluto made its 1st w/in one degree square to my NSun on Sunday and a friend did a past life hypnosis for me. Can honestly say it transformed my blocks to success.

  245. Lune Prière says:

    Romney, 47%, LOL LOL LOL

  246. Lune Prière says:

    Really interestIng, thanks pisca!

  247. mitzi says:

    You Starlighters’ are so awesome! Thank you for all the incredible postings lately. Honestly, I feel really blessed with you guy’s out there!
    @Patty- your post of both the Taibbi report, and Bill Moyers, Stockman interview, well I’m still trying to wrap-my mind around that one!? – Based on what I read, thanks to Crony Capitalism, what we have here now is a genuine, Casino Economy!? Heaven help us!
    @Cappy- so loved your posting the link for Mr. Francis article,
    Titanic: The Atlantic Connection; “…With Neptune there can be the failure to investigate the obvious…Humans are blindsided by there own cleverness and blinded by their beliefs…”
    Oh dear, I think I heard something at the door?? Is that Neptune-a-knockin?!!

  248. alex says:

    will, may I repeat the outline from the Jeffery Sachs’ article Nancy posted:

    America’s ‘Corporatocracy’

    Key sectors

    1) Military-Industrial complex

    2) Wall Street-Washington complex

    3) Big Oil-transport-military complex

    4) The Healthcare industry, America’s largest industry

  249. alex says:

    A disturbing number of former bankers have recently declared that the banking industry is broken.

    Herbert Allison, the ex-president of Merrill Lynch and former head of the Obama administration’s Troubled Asset Relief Program, wrote a scathing e-book about the failures of the large banks, stopping just short of labeling them all vampire squids.

    A parade of former high-ranking executives has called for bank breakups, tighter regulation, or a return to the Depression-era Glass-Steagall law, which separated commercial banking from investment banking.

    Among them: Philip Purcell (ex-CEO of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter), Sallie Krawcheck (ex-CFO of Citigroup), David Komansky (ex-CEO of Merrill Lynch), and John Reed (former co‑CEO of Citigroup).

    Sandy Weill, another ex-CEO of Citigroup, who built a career on financial megamergers, did a stunning about-face this summer, advising, with breathtaking chutzpah, that the banks should now be broken up.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/01/whats-inside-americas-banks/309196/

  250. alex says:

    ve recently declared that the banking industry is broken.

    Herbert Allison, the ex-president of Merrill Lynch and former head of the Obama administration’s Troubled Asset Relief Program, wrote a scathing e-book about the failures of the large banks, stopping just short of labeling them all vampire squids.

    A parade of former high-ranking executives has called for bank breakups, tighter regulation, or a return to the Depression-era Glass-Steagall law, which separated commercial banking from investment banking.

  251. alex says:

    Among them: Philip Purcell (ex-CEO of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter), Sallie Krawcheck (ex-CFO of Citigroup), David Komansky (ex-CEO of Merrill Lynch), and John Reed (former co‑CEO of Citigroup).

    Sandy Weill, another ex-CEO of Citigroup, who built a career on financial megamergers, did a stunning about-face this summer, advising, with breathtaking chutzpah, that the banks should now be broken up.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/01/whats-inside-americas-banks/309196/

  252. Virginia says:

    When my partner and I see a commercial for some new ‘branded disease’, we make a bet on how long it will be before there is another commercial directed at the people who have used that product and now want to sue the makers.

  253. will says:

    Alex,

    You can repeat the Sachs article it as many times as you want, but it does not diminish the power that the Office of the President has completely – and he needs to start growing a pair for the right reasons with Big Banking. Truth be told, he has great control over who he decides to choose as cabinet members, advisers, chairmen and judicial nominees.

  254. Cappy says:

    Pisca,
    Millions of American debt slaves want to do exactly that…when you read Jeffrey Sachs article above,
    Or Matt Taibbi’s article in Rolling Stone above…or Alex’ summary below…you see that all “authority” figures in the “Corporatocracy of US”are in collusion…and they control the Armed Forces!
    However, many “White Hats” reportedly in the Pentagon are working on corrupt bank take downs & mass arrests.
    People’s Revolution in more ways than 1 feels right around the proverbial corner.
    The “Call” from our Soul Self is to consciously feel and live in It’s Divine Presence…and Light will
    Prevail, in my view.

  255. will says:

    Fierywoman,

    Amazing video regarding the Hurting Mother Earth. Poetry in motion.

    Merci beaucoup!

  256. Cappy says:

    Mitzi,
    How true…after I read the article re Neptune –Titanic and was profoundly impressed by the power of Nep.
    “fell into” 2 deeply Neptunian situations in a row…even after looking at comparison charts and seeing “clearly” that their Neptune was either on my Sun or Moon (!!!).
    My Natal Neptune is tightly conjunct Mercury.
    Yes, hearing that knock @the door!

  257. alex says:

    blaugh you are calling out Obama to grow a pair…. dear oh dear he hasn’t magically converted USA corportocracy to a progressive Elysian field YET in one term even!!! well give him time buddy it a BIG JOB;

  258. Cappy says:

    3rd leading cause of death in USA…after Heart and Cancer= complications from prescribed medicine, as everyone probably knows.

  259. will says:

    Yes, Alex, I’m well aware of this. Nonetheless, the lineup of people he is considering or has already picked for cabinet replacements is a bit concerning. Its worth checking out who they have worked for and where some of his present staff are going when they leave.

    “… During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” in April, Geithner said the next Treasury Secretary would need to be someone who is “willing to tell [Obama] the truth and, you know, help him do the tough things you need to do.”

    Possible replacements:

    Jack Lew, White House Chief of Staff (2012); former OMB Director (1998-2001; 2010-2012).

    Erskine Bowles, co-chairman of the National Commission of Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (aka Simpson-Bowles Commission); White House chief of staff (1997-1998); serves on board of directors for Morgan Stanley and Facebook.

    Larry Fink, BlackRock CEO, world’s biggest money manager.

    Roger Altman, investment banker, executive chairman, Evercore Partners; Deputy Treasury Secretary during Clinton administration; Obama bundler.”

    abcnews.go.com

  260. will says:

    And while I was supportive of having some of the players that got us into the 2008 decline on his staff during his first term, it has bothered me that he kept them on for an entire 4 years – to wit, Timothy Geithner – who is still the head of the treasury. I understand the wisdom in keeping on someone who knows where the proverbial bodies are buried in an effort to find one’s way back to the point of critical mass, but to keep the same players around for such an extended period is something to look at with sober eyes. We’ll have to see just how much and if he manages to reign in his well-established tendency to be overly-conciliatory and compromising. I have faith in the man and have supported him exhaustively – but lets face it, he’s got his Achille’s heal just like the rest of us.

  261. will says:

    Achille’s heel, that is.

  262. Sharon says:

    Here are some amazing photos of the president, his family & Biden during this past year – taken by the WH photographer…really GREAT stuff. http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/sets/72157632418300447/

    I see both Will’s and Alex’s points. When the very pillars of our society are corrupt, but yet holding up our economic system, and with many not knowing, refusing to see it, or, worse, supporting it, is a critical priority, we (the good guys) have to rebuild/replace these pillars before they collapse on their own in a a way that supports things and doesn’t cause premature collapse ourselves. Yes, collapse may be the very thing needed; on the other hand, it will cause suffering for so many. It’s a bit frightening BUT we may consider the idea that things happen the way they are meant to.

    I think our pres is finding his sea legs. He was green before, not really a match for the “illuminati” but with plenty of inner strength and cojones & motivation to fight for doing things the right way, the careful way (and thank God he channeled it after the 1st debate!). He was a bit tentative in his 1st term, also knowing that his enemies would use anything he did as a way to instil fear in the voters. (And, Bill Clinton, an old veteran of those wars, was able to help him there.) Now, in his second term, and more seasoned, he will govern with a firmer hand. I know he has an archilles heel like anyone else, Will, but I have to trust his judgement (and the photos at the link above will aid in that as you can SEE who he is very clearly by looking at them). There is a real balancing act here that he is undertaking: creating change while preventing collapse. Namaste.

  263. Sharon says:

    Please see my response to Will and Alex’s remarks a few entries up. I meant to post it at the bottom of the thread and considered copying it here, but instead of taking up more space, I’ll just point it out. Meanwhile, here’s the link of some really wondering photos of the president & co. that I posted in that entry:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/sets/72157632418300447/

  264. Sharon says:

    Please see my response to Will and Alex’s remarks a few entries up. I meant to post it at the bottom of the thread and considered copying it here, but instead of taking up more space, I’ll just point it out. Meanwhile, here’s the link of some really WONDERFUL! photos of the president & co. that I posted in that entry:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/sets/72157632418300447/

    (Neptune’s transiting my sun sign and playing with me again!)

  265. Sharon says:

    OK, I give up to Neptune for the time being. I just cannot seem to post at the bottom of the thread!

  266. will says:

    Sharon,

    Your comment is fair. I too have faith in the man – but I am also weary. Although he has faced monumental and historic challenges, so have some 98% of Americans. To be fair, the President is not poor, not cold, not hungry and not homeless. He also has quite a bit of booty in the bank and is set for life in terms of resources, employment, opportunities, etc. It is quite likely he and his family will never have to rely on Social Security, Medicare or food stamps and Obamacare. He is royalty, in American terms. We are not.

    I am eager to support a much more aggressive, less compromising and muscularly-progressive president.

  267. Lorrie U says:

    Iris, thanks for your nice sentiments. I did a lot of age & past life regressions along with a lot of energy work during Pluto crossing my ascendent and it was indeed transformational in removing blocks & past unconscious patterns. Keep up the good work, you will love the results!

  268. Lorrie U says:

    I have to say that I concur with a lot of what you are saying especially where finance is concerned. If I remember correctly, Jack Lew seemed quite resonable considering his placement. Here’s a link to a petition for Paul Krugman’s appointment:

    Nominate Paul Krugman for Treasury Secretary http://signon.org/s/SIGR7K @signon

  269. Sharon says:

    Cappy, do you have a link to adverse pharaceutical drug complications/interaction being 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S.?

  270. Lorrie U says:

    Will, the president has earned the right to his created wealth because he has been in the trenches, lived on pennies like many of us, just repayed student loans in relatively recent times, so I don’t really think he’s forgotten the prior times just because he has achieved better times.

    Further to my above post in reply to your comments in which I posted a petition for appointment of Paul Krugman as TS, I have to say that I do understand that any major attacks on the existing financial community would create economic chaos, and I think this keeps Obama from aggressively pursuing this. Slow & steady is the mantra…

  271. Lorrie U says:

    A Culture Separated from Nature

    Why are we like this? Unfortunately, man (as in males), throughout the centuries, have found ways of subjugating that which threatens them. The same thing happen to women, who were worshipped as the embodiment of the universe when we were agriculturists, until the hunter-gathering cultures that focused on the kill, the strong bodied, and the aggressive. Their religions revolved around the god, not the goddess. These are the same men who wrote the bible, a text that does more to demonize nature than any other text in our history. The bible has man betrayed by the serpent. We are removed from nature, kicked out of Eden; we live in exile of nature. Nature, like the serpent, like the woman, is dangerous, and must be controlled.

    http://www.nationofchange.org/culture-separated-nature-1357489009#comments

  272. will says:

    Yeah, I get the obvious, Lorrie – you’re preaching to the choir – I’m talking about since he’s been in the White House – he’s going into his second term now – and so are all of us.

  273. Lorrie U says:

    In keeping with the mindset this morning…

    Obama Versus Physics

    Change usually happens very slowly, even once all the serious people have decided there’s a problem. That’s because, in a country as big as the United States, public opinion moves in slow currents. Since change by definition requires going up against powerful established interests, it can take decades for those currents to erode the foundations of our special-interest fortresses.

    http://www.nationofchange.org/obama-versus-physics-1357491139#comments

  274. Wennye' says:

    OH YES!!Lorrie, this has been an ongoing fight I have had for years even talked to a Christian Oraganization about the discrepancies in the Bible and real history and was politely told I did not rely on faith to answer my questions. It is all about control and not love..Blessings All

  275. will says:

    Excellent article, Lorrie. And I do believe we who want to see change are going to have to do a great deal of the heavy lifting – especially when our beloved PBO is not entirely inclined to do so.

    I also very much nominating Paul Krugman. Thank you for the link!

  276. Noelle says:

    He’s the one who pushed for repeal of Glass Stegal.

  277. Noelle says:

    So, Will, what heavy lifting are preparing to do?

  278. Cappy says:

    Dear Alex,

    Sending greatest gratitude and joy to you for this treasured Asteroid knowledge!!!

  279. Noelle says:

    And you’d probably get nowhere, Will.

  280. will says:

    Noelle,

    You are so predictable. Try playing another note.

  281. Noelle says:

    Oh, Sharon, thanks for sharing. Those are just wonderful snapshots.

  282. Nina says:

    My daughter is incredibly strong in air and fire, has very little water (MC in Cancer) and almost no earth (Saturn in Taurus). But she’s got a strong Aquarius, which I’ve seen starts to compensate for the lack of water. But the lack of earth, except for Saturn, is the tricky bit. Very hard to keep her grounded, and practical considerations fly right over her head.

  283. Noelle says:

    Done but I do wonder if he was keeping his enemies close until now.

  284. Cappy says:

    Will,
    My .02cents…there are many Neocon layers above PBO who have clearly shown him the “chainsaw”
    And keep him on a short leash. When the criminal corporatocracy is out of Plutocratic control–posing as
    a Democracy…O will be free to re-instate the Constitution and Bill of Rights–able to create a Debt Holiday for all– take the free energy devices off the shelf– print a new currency and give each citizen
    a Billion $ if he wishes.

    Itocratic

  285. Cappy says:

    Sharon,

    I read it recently– will do some research– not sure where I read it.

  286. alex says:

    Mars Patriarchy became dominant about the time war became a defacto business; when the funding of war by vested interests went to both sides of the conflict…. i.e. business was good win or lose

  287. alex says:

    paradox isn’t it … like calling economist a real profession;

    if economists had to be licensed and could be sued for bad results …. maybe change would happen …. off the wall idea!

  288. will says:

    Alex,

    We can’t even get certified public accountants to be sued for bad results. Unfortunately we are unprotected.