New Moon Launch

Although spring arrived over a week ago according to the calendar, the sharp bite of chill air in many parts of the country proclaimed a protracted, harsh winter through all but the last day or so of March. Even the much-anticipated bloom celebrated by Washington’s glorious Cherry Blossom Festival is lagging nearly two weeks behind schedule due to a notable lack of any sunshine or warmth. Despite appearances, however, March 20 has come and gone, and with it, the birth of the new astrological year, however cloaked, is upon us.

As mentioned in previous articles, this year’s Spring Equinox birth chart is particularly stressful since it incorporates the building power of the historical cardinal cross. During April, the planets Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter and Mars will be moving into the four corners of a square, portending an enormous amount of tension and potential upheaval in the world. The volatile and transformative Uranus/Pluto square has been with us since 2012; adding to the brewing strain of that aspect, the Jupiter/Uranus square has been within a one-degree orb since mid-February; and through the first three weeks of April, these three planets will move into an exact T-square, followed by Mars reaching the fourth corner of this “grand cross” for a few days from April 19 through April 24, likely sparking a multitude of explosive events at that time. Moreover, it seems likely that these tensions will be particularly strong in the US and Russia, since the Spring Equinox charts drawn for these nations captures one or more elements of the cardinal cross on the angles of the respective charts.

In particular, Uranus, in a very tight, hard aspect to the Ascendant in both charts, suggests sudden, tumultuous and forceful events that are likely to very directly impact the two countries and their citizens. Already we have seen the horror of one of worst natural disasters in recent years with the Oso, Washington mudslide on March 22, which engulfed 30 houses in barely a moment and left scores dead in its wake. Further weather-related or geophysical circumstances seem likely during April 2014, as well as in January and February 2015, when Uranus and Pluto will come back again to aspect the Ascendants in these two Spring charts. springequinox14dc

On March 30, the Aries New Moon will take place at 09Aries59, a little over two degrees from an exact conjunction with Uranus (12Aries20), and therefore quite close to direct involvement in the increasingly active T-square. This New Moon, the birth chart of the month, seems likely to accelerate the building tensions of the already-volatile dynamic involving Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto. The Moon will cross Uranus and square Jupiter and Pluto on March 30. The Sun will follow from March 31 through April 3, no doubt bringing forth increasingly explosive events over these few days, the ramifications of which will continue to unfold throughout the month.

The next most notable trigger to this volatile planetary mix will come on April 14, when early in the day, the Moon will fill the fourth corner of the square, while the entire day will bring transiting Mercury to a conjunction with Uranus. As this configuration falls just before a Full Moon eclipse on April 15, the chances of an enormously heavy storm is quite strong. And, as with the Sun/Uranus conjunction early in the month, the Mercury/Uranus conjunction of April 14 may also portend explosive, unexpected and disruptive events in the geopolitical sphere, including in such hot spots as Ukraine and Syria.

At present, President Obama is actively working to put together a coherent strategy with obamahis allies to deal with Russia’s precipitous takeover of Crimea and the threat of a further incursion into eastern Ukraine. In Obama’s natal chart, we find Uranus, Pluto, the North Node, and Mars all in the 7th house. Uranus is the ruler of the Ascendant, and Pluto and Mars co-rule the Midheaven. This multi-planet combination in the 7th house points to the president’s profound imperative to work creatively (Uranus) and in partnership and cooperation (7th house) with others to achieve his goals, both in domestic and foreign affairs.  Moreover, the position of Pluto here further implies an enormous intensity, almost a compulsion, to act in concert with others, through negotiation and compromise, to achieve objectives. As long as we have known Obama, from his speech at the 2004 Democratic convention, throughout the 2008 campaign and into his presidency, most notably in his dealings with Republicans and his response to the demands of foreign policy, we have repeatedly seen the president’s primary imperative to negotiate and work cooperatively in partnership with others to accomplish his intentions. There can be no question that this will always be his modus operandi.

Of interest to our current discussion is how much Obama’s inner 7th house directive is being activated during this agitated season of the cardinal cross. From March 13 through March 30, transiting Uranus has been sesquiquadrate Obama’s North Node (27Leo18), while Jupiter will be semisquare the Node from March 30 to April 10. It is here that we see his very active recent work at bringing together a united coalition and coherent strategy to handle the situation in Ukraine, as well as his ongoing discussions with allies in how best to deal with the complicated conditions in Syria.

As of March 28 and continuing through most of April, Obama’s progressed Moon is in a trine with natal Pluto (6Virgo59), setting off the intense emotions of the natal square between these two bodies, as well as the consuming imperative to find a cooperative solution to an issue. The transit of Mars in semisquare will greatly stimulate natal Pluto from March 28 through March 31, just at the time of the Aries New Moon. Moreover, transiting Neptune is presently opposing natal Pluto from March 22 through April 25, bringing inspiration and idealism to the push toward working together but possibly setting the president up for disappointment or disillusion by the end of April.

It seems likely to me that there will be some strong actions taken by the US in April, USchartlikely precipitated by the unexpected and transformative circumstances pointed to by Uranus moving to square the US Sun from March 30 through April 18, and further triggered by the Sun during the first days of the month. When Jupiter crosses the US Sun from April 10 through April 19, boldness and optimism will shape planning and operations. The Mars transit from April 19 through April 24 will complete the cardinal cross and is likely to bring some shatteringly explosive and confrontational events, possibly a kind of climax to the building tensions.

After April 25, however, it may be that the US discovers the limits of its power to shape developments. Not only does Neptune recede from the president’s Pluto signifyinginaugural13 disappointment or disillusion, but Saturn moves into a square with Inaugural Mars (20Aquarius13) through May 7, followed by Saturn opposite Inaugural Moon (19Taurus28) from May 3 through May 16, thus curbing effective action, while frustrating and upsetting the administration during the post-cardinal cross period. Perhaps most significant, transiting Uranus will move into its first of three oppositions with the US 10th house Saturn (14Libra48), from April 26 to May 16. This aspect suggests a building and unanticipated realization (Uranus) of the limits of US world leadership (Saturn in the 10th) despite the whirl of expectation and determination earlier in April.

194 comments

  1. will says:

    Starlight,

    Brilliant astro-analysis. I especially liked that you offered the dual possibilities of the Neptune influence in the Presidential profile.

    I’ll quote the legendary line of the great Aries actress of All About Eve, Bette Davis; “Fasten your seatbelts. Its going to be a bumpy night.”

  2. will says:

    From The McLaughlin Group:

    A robust and balanced discussion on PBO/Putin, U.S.A./Russia.

    It reflects many of the themes expressed in New Moon Launch

  3. will says:

    Erratum: Meant to add this link last comment on McLaughlin Group video

    http://mclaughlin.com/video.htm?i=1001

  4. Stefanie says:

    Hi old friends! It’s been so long since I’ve had the chance to check in, and I’m glad to see that you’re still the genius prognosticator/astrologer you’ve always been, Nancy! Thank you as always for this wisdom. My concerns with all this volatile energy building are manifold. To start: the second earthquake in LA in two weeks, both close to new and full moons. With tomorrow’s Aries moon on tap I can’t help but recall how the Japanese tsunami happened the very day Uranus went into Aries. And with OBL’s son-in-law recently convicted in NYC, I’m thinking about sleeper cells, and the fact that Passover is on the 15th, the l
    Libra eclipse. Another in a string of 13 bankers have now been killed since late January: I’m sure people here are following that strange story. My Spidey senses suggest that might erupt into some major Uranian event, unexpected and sudden. Finally, just sharing that my birthday is April 14th, so my gift is possibly the worst solar return chart ever. Joking aside, I’m pretty freaked out about it.

  5. Todd Bennett says:

    I will make this very clear to you. And I want you to hear me when I say this. The only limits to our leadership are those we will impose on ourselves using the sense necessary to avoid war. But in the event we did go to to toe with Russia or anyone else, while the result would not be any kind of win you would choose over not fighting, with the potential for worldwide destruction, it would be us left standing. Don’t you ever doubt that, Russia no more wants to fight us than a fox wants to arm wrestle a lion, and they do realize this.

    But perhaps by not fighting, or letting things go, we will have been perceived to have lost. This is only because there are too many who fail to see the wisdom in not playing certain games.

    Final word-watch North Korea and Syria. And perhaps, avoid trailers and the plains states about mid-April.

  6. Todd Bennett says:

    Well, one more thought, it is interesting she mentions the two countries, U.S. and Russia, but suggests that we may both be dealing with circumstances like weather or earthquakes but not in conflict directly with each other. I wonder if the pent up resentment and frustration about not being able to have it out bubbles up in other ways? Sort of like giving yourself an ulcer, but only a country. Just a thought.

  7. Anita DC says:

    Starlight,

    Thank you. Peace and Blessings!

  8. starlight says:

    Stefanie – There were two other earthquakes in California in the last month, both while the Moon was in a cardinal sign activating Uranus/Jupiter/Pluto. I am also concerned of this being one possible manifestation of this energy.

  9. starlight says:

    If Putin backs down and does not further invade Ukraine, the whole crisis could well be something totally different. Syria suddenly escalating is one possibility, and some kind of geophysical crisis or eruption is another.

  10. alex says:

    Nancy,

    USA leadership in 10th House Saturn @14 Libra (appointed (not unelected) US official authorities/leaders – the cabinet members)

    opposition 3X of Transiting Uranus to USA Saturn @14 Libra
    that’s magnitude surely

    April/May 2014: do you happen to know Sec. Kerry’s schedule for that timeframe, he is having rather big challenges to deal with and just from Sec. of State context alone (without all the coming together of executive branch forces/influences) this could reflect his efforts which are under stress;

    but then this is what is on the table…. Putin/Russia reasserting itself aggressively on its border and by proxy in other countries… the resolutions/outcome of these events will takes years to unfold

    Transiting Scorpionic Saturn square the 2013 Inauguration Mars @20 Aquarius (novile degree) in 10th I believe is focused on Pres. Obama I think we may see constructive use of his office regarding various and multiple challenging domestic issues….

  11. alex says:

    continued: John Kerry Sec of State

    John Kerry is working for a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians by April, 2014, and Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Israel in May 2014.

    U.S. is working toward a final peace agreement, which Washington hopes to achieve by the end of April, and John Kerry’s shorter-term pursuit of a framework deal that would pave the way for a permanent accord.

    Then Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Israel on May 25-26, 2014

  12. alex says:

    A bill is currently moving through the Tennessee legislature that would make pregnant women criminally liable for the outcome of their pregnancies.

    http://healthyandfreetn.org/news/tn-house-bill-1295-dangerous-to-mothers-and-babies

  13. ArtCulturePeace says:

    Starlight, Mahalo as always for your astro insights…

    And Aloha all. Blessings.

    Mars is Rx in Libra until May 19+/-…This would seem to indicate that the violent initiative of Mars is being frustrated by the lost-in-deciding quality of balance/fairness/justice/beauty Libra. Putin did mostly take-over/annex, w/his parliament’s decree, by walking troops into Crimea & threats of further incursion, rather than bombing it into oblivion, right? More likely the Mars process now is more one of diplomacy, observation, negotiation, stalement, postponed decisions until it moves forward, and still in Libra until 27 July. Even then, there are obvious massive complications Putin will face in this imperial dictat initiative of his, imv. For one, Tartars are already standing up in Crimea…sanctions take effect, etc.

    Meanwhile, the US is having to better handle our own issues of dissolution, decay and need for rebirth & well-being for all the people.

    The NM Aries 3.27.14 was perogee point…moon closest to the earth.
    Strongest pull on oceans, earth, elements…

    An interesting view via Diana Garland (YT posted 3.16.14) suggests that amid all the volatility and crises of the Grand Cross cycle in April, a potential release valve for the pressure cooker feelings/events comes thru Venus/Pisces (3.6.14-5.3.14) which during the general Grand Cross month of April touches with conjunct/sextile/trines to these involved planets: Neptune, Chiron, Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter. As well, this Piscean urge/influence to merge/save/serve/love/cosmic unify will likely express in great deeds of sacrifice for the love of the common good, the common man, the planet’s nature/love of the universe/it’s maker…Assuming the potential for delusion, addictive escape, masochistic victimization is outgrown/rejected and choices for awakened selfless/mystic empathy/love/compassion prevail…some of the inhumanity/suffering can be mitigated while massive awakenings can occur.

    Also, US Grand Cross Chart (Sibley) involves the polarities of 2/8 and 5/ll houses, yes? These are the stressed points, if this perception is correct. The details on exact events, locations will happen as they will. The general idea seems to be a willingness to release what is corrupt, rotten, myopic, loveless, fear/guilt-driven, unuseful, safe, familiar…while looking to living courageous new ways of life that align with the ever-changing vitality of life itself?

    Re: April eclipses:
    http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/27mar_tetrad/

    http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/highlights/April-2014-Total-Lunar-Eclipse-252931091.html

    E Ho’omaluhia me ka Honua.

  14. Lorrie U says:

    Republican Led Southern States Dragging America Down By Leeching Off Of Your Tax Dollars

    For all of America’s wealth and technological advancements, it ranks below most developed first world nations due to a significant number of low-achieving, backward thinking, and unenlightened human beings residing primarily in Republican-led states in the Southern United States. About three weeks ago a Huffington Post article displayed maps showing the dire situation of residents living in the South titled “These 9 Maps Should Absolutely Outrage Southerners,” but a more apt title would have been “these maps should absolutely enrage America” because the rest of the nation is in decline because the South is taking valuable resources in the form of tax dollars and preventing reinvestment in America.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2014/03/29/republican-led-southern-states-dragging-america-leeching-tax-dollars.html

  15. Lorrie U says:

    This nonsense has got to stop!!!

    New G.O.P. Bid to Limit Voting in Swing States

    Pivotal swing states under Republican control are embracing significant new electoral restrictions on registering and voting that go beyond the voter identification requirements that have caused fierce partisan brawls.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/30/us/new-gop-bid-to-limit-voting-in-swing-states.html?_r=0

  16. Lorrie U says:

    For all the “pro life” god fearing conservatives who quote Ayn Rand (who was an atheist)…
    pic.twitter.com/BeGMI5YiSm

  17. alex says:

    Excerpt Email – Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democracy For America

    I never expected to run for office. Ask around Washington, and nobody will tell you that the best way to get elected is by spending your career picking a fight with Wall Street.

    So when I decided to run against Scott Brown for the Senate seat in Massachusetts, I knew I wanted to run a grassroots campaign powered by people, not by powerful interests. The same sort of campaign that my friend Howard Dean ran in 2004.

    Over the last decade, DFA has played a critical role in getting 802 game-changing progressive candidates elected — including candidates in every single state. I don’t know how many progressive champions will run for office this year or in the years to come, but I know that I want them to have the same kind of hands-on, grassroots support that DFA members have given me.

    DFA fought shoulder-to-shoulder with me to defeat Scott Brown in 2012, but that’s not the only way they’ve had my back. Over the past year, they’ve made my fight for the middle class their fight — and they have doubled down on leveling the playing field for working Americans, fighting with energy and passion.

    When I introduced my very first bill, the Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act, more than 50,000 DFA members signed a petition supporting it. Together, we fought back against cuts to Social Security, helping President Obama decide to drop “chained CPI” from his budget completely.

    And just a few weeks ago, I joined with former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich on a “DFA Live” national conference call. Together, we asked thousands of people gathered at 746 DFA “Inequality for All” Watch Parties to start local petitions to raise the minimum wage in communities across America. DFA members launched more than 500 YouPower petition campaigns in just 24 hours.

    Real reform in Washington is tough, and making change is always an uphill battle. But when we fight, we can win. And that’s why we need strong organizations like DFA that will boldly advocate for progressive solutions today while training up young talent to fight for what we believe in tomorrow.

    Thanks for helping us build a better future together,

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren

  18. alex says:

    Nancy,

    re: John Kerry

    when I posed the question “Do you happen to know John Kerry’s schedule for April/May” I quickly realized that I should ask myself that question …. and that’s what I did when I went to google using the exact same search engine terms…. it brought up the info of Jerry’s work and Pope Francis travel;

    well wanted you to know that – I often find when something/anything raises a question in my mind about something that I’d like to ask of someone I remember that I can find the answer for myself via the web and act on it… that’s how I approach political astrology..it’s how I constructively use impatience and the attention deficit that comes with impatience :-)

  19. Helen says:

    We’re getting geoengineered daily: rarely see natural clouds anymore or sunshine:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yZhh2leRJA

    Then there’s this:
    https://www.facebook.com/DutchsinseOfficial

    Now ask yourself where the crazy weather is coming from……..

  20. alex says:

    It’s time to pour these CA Tea Partiers down the drain

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.couragecampaign.org/images/drain-tea-party.jpg

    they shut down government for 16 days

    they all voted over and over again to defund obamacare

    they voted against increasing the minimum wage

    they all received thousands of $$ from the NRA

    and they strongly oppose a woman’s right to choose

  21. shoalsister says:

    SOLAR FLARE CAUSES RARE ‘MAGNETIC CROCHET’: On March 29th at 17:52 UT

    magnetic crochet is a ripple in Earth’s magnetic field caused by electrical currents flowing in air 60 km to 100 km above our heads. Unlike geomagnetic disturbances that arrive with CMEs days after a flare, a magnetic crochet occurs while the flare is in progress. They tend to occur during fast impulsive flares like
    this one.

    http://spaceweather.com/

    Video is very groovy! What were you doing Saturday afternoon? Zap…

  22. alex says:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/brendancoffey/2011/10/26/the-four-companies-that-control-the-147-companies-that-own-everything/

    FYI

    The Four Companies That Control the 147 Companies That Own Everything

    EXCERPT

    There may be 147 companies in the world that own everything, as colleague Bruce Upbin points out and they are dominated by investment companies as Eric Savitz rightly points out. But it’s not you and I who really control those companies, even though much of our money is in them. Given the nature of how money is invested, there are four companies in the shadows that really control those companies that own everything.

  23. alex says:

    “Get Your NeoCon ON – Aquarius 10TH Degree”

    Pivotal, Political, Iconic Ten Degrees Aquarius (committed to driving the future to the NeoCon world vision)

    The presumptive 2016 Aldelson,Koch,GOP,Tea,Libertarian,WallStreet,Neocon Party Nominee

    Natal Jeb Bush – Sun Aquarius, Moon Capricorn

    http://famous-relationships.topsynergy.com/Jeb_Bush/AstroData.asp

    - George W. Bush Jr. Ceres @10 Aquarius
    - Jeb Bush Midpoint Sun/Moon @10 Aquarius
    - Dick Cheney Sun @10 Aquarius

    Neoconservatism is a movement born in the US during the 1960s. Its adherents rose to political office during the Republican presidential administrations of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.

    Cultural Pairing – Sun Aquarius,Moon Capricorn:
    Actor Michael Ironside portrayed CIA contractor Ham Tyler in NBC’s “V”, the miniseries.

  24. alex says:

    continued: Jeb Bush

    NeoCon 10 Degrees Aquarius – Jeb Bush 5TH House –
    Because of the prominence of Jeb Bush’s NeoCon 10 Degrees Aquarius I’m going to extrapolate (extend the application) of mundane 5TH House to Bush’s natal 5TH.

    Sesqui-qudrate Aspect (some astrologers give it ‘importance in predicting events’)

    Jeb Bush Natal NeoCon, Midpoint Sun/Moon @10 Aquarius
    conjunct
    Natal North Node @11 Aquarius

    Sesqui-Quadrate
    degrees 25 Virgo 1ST House,
    degrees 25 Gemini 10TH House.

    conjuncting(ASC @23 Virgo, MC @22 Gemini – Natal Ascendant, Natal Midheaven)

    mundane astrology: 5th house shows how a nation’s people interact according to culture – 11th house, federal government the House and Senate, also local governments and those who directly assist elected officials

    UpThread ArtCulturePeace, Houses 5-11
    Excerpt: US Grand Cross Chart (Sibley) involves the polarities of 2/8 and 5/ll houses. These are the stressed points.

  25. starlight says:

    Important editorial from today’s WP, framing one of our main concerns:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/is-american-democracy-headed-to-extinction/2014/03/28/f8084fbe-aa34-11e3-b61e-8051b8b52d06_story.html

    Democracy is not the default. It is a form of government that must be created with determination and that will disintegrate unless nurtured. In the United States and Britain, democracy is disintegrating when it should be nurtured by leadership. If the lights go out in the model democracies, they will not stay on elsewhere.

    snip

    … the health of the U.S. system is even worse than it looks. The three branches of government are designed to deliver through checks and balances. But balance has become gridlock, and the United States is not getting the governance it needs. Here, the link between inequality and inability is on sharp display. Power has been sucked out of the constitutional system and usurped by actors such as PACs, think tanks, media and lobbying organizations.

    In the age of mega-expensive politics, candidates depend on sponsors to fund permanent campaigns. When money is allowed to transgress from markets, where it belongs, to politics, where it has no business, those who control it gain power to decide who the successful candidates will be — those they wish to fund — and what they can decide once they are in office.

  26. Noelle says:

    There’s an article in todays Philadelphia Inquirer that details how Comcast spends $19 million/yr in lobbying for bills involving agriculture, gun control, immigration, tax advantages for big pharm’s advertising. It can only get worse if Comcast isallowed to buy Time Warner. Very sad, indeed.

  27. Lorrie U says:

    Noelle – Part of the problem with Comcast and other satellite providers is that they’re owned by right-wingers and most of their packages primarily only offer Fox or CNN as 24-hr. news, which is one of the reasons MSNBC suffers in the ratings war.

  28. Lorrie U says:

    Starlight – Excellent post from WP!!

  29. starlight says:

    Another cardinal Moon earthquake, this time in Montana:

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014768411

    Lorrie – Yes, I thought so. It pretty clearly spells out my biggest concern in the midst of all the craziness. We are losing our capacity to self-correct vis a vis our democratic institutions. If we can’t trust elections to throw out the bad guys due to gerrymandering and the impact of money skewing elections, we have a very big problem.

  30. alex says:

    continued – Jeb Bush 10 Degree Aquarius NeoCon SU/MO

    Brief, Partial Summary Two Terms Governor Florida 1999 – 2007
    excerpt wiki

    Jeb Bush launched an unsuccessful bid for the Governor’s office in 1994. The notable moment in this campaign was when Bush said that he would do “probably nothing” for African Americans if he got elected.

    During his tenure and also put forth the “One Florida” proposal, an initiative that effectively ended affirmative action admissions programs at state universities.

    In May 2006, as part of an unprecedented $448.7-million line-item veto of state funding, Bush slashed a total of $5.8 million in grants to public libraries, pilot projects for library homework help and web-based high-school texts, and funding for a joint-use library in Tampa.

    Vetoed high speed rail in Florida

    It was later discovered that Bush’s anti-train stance was due in part to the Bushes being an oil family and their close ties to Southwest Airlines chairman Herb Kelleher, who came to Florida publicly claiming he helped kill high speed rail projects in Texas and would do the same in Florida.[5

    http://executiveorders.blogspot.com/
    Governor Jeb Bush’s Executive Orders

  31. Sharon Katz says:

    Did you guys see the video posted of the bison galloping down the road, trying to get away, on the 26th? Now we know why.

  32. Sharon Katz says:

    Speaking of Yellowstone Park earthquake

  33. alex says:

    Jeb Bush
    - Executive Order Florida Governor (Natal Vulkanus @24 Gemini)

    Natal Sesquiquadrate
    Midpoint Su/Mo @10 Aquarius – Get Your NeoCon ON

    sesquiquadrate
    25 degrees Virgo (cnj ASC @23 Virgo, cnj USA Neptune @2 Virgo)
    25 degrees Gemini (cnj Natal Vulkanus @24 Gemini)

    VULKANUS – glyph

    Excerpt

    The triangle indicates an innate potential for balance. If the balance is disturbed, the powerful energies can be disrupted and almost lightning-like or warlike coups may occur in order to bring energies into alignment.

    2017 Swear-In 1/20/2017

    Air Trine by Synastry

    2017 Swear-In SISYPHUS @26 Aquarius
    trine
    Natal Saturn @27 Libra – Jeb Bush
    trine
    Natal Vulcanus @24 Gemini (cnj Natal Midheaven @22 Gemini)

    2017 Swear-In Cardinal Grand Cross by Synastry

    2017 Swear-In CERES @26 Aries
    2016 Solar Arc Sun @26 Aries – Jeb Bush

    square
    2017 Swear-In VESTA @27 Cancer (cnj USA Merucry @24 Cancer)

    square
    Natal Saturn @27 Libra – Jeb Bush

    square
    Natal Moon @26 Capricorn – Jeb Bush

  34. alex says:

    The Bush Dynastry:

    http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/davismi/bushtheft.html

    Prominent Republican political handler said gleefully, “We stole this election fair and square.”

  35. Stefanie says:

    Yellowstone earthquake quite alarming…

  36. lunagardener says:

    OK, I am feeling the intensity already…My representative, Mark Meadows (R) NC is praying for Hobby Lobby. My head is exploding!
    Isn’t there a separation of Church and State anymore in this country? Shouldn’t he stay central/ neutral as the Highest Court in the land deliberates on this issue. I feel like I need a shower after reading his weekly newsletter.

  37. Todd Bennett says:

    Why is the earthquake alarming? http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/activity/status.php#yvo

    Just a healthy belch from volcano soda is all. It might erupt, but mildly, were it large, it would be hundreds of meters of uplift.

    http://www.wired.com/2014/02/think-yellowstone-erupt/

    And even if it does, not an ELE, we would just have to export a bit more food. Stop watching too much Discovery Channel.

  38. starlight says:

    Todd – The concern about the earthquakes coming every time the Moon crosses in aspect to the Uranus/Jupiter square during the past month is that these are fairly mild activations, a few hours duration each. What happens during a far more potent activation when Uranus and Jupiter move to within a degree of the aspect to Pluto and then the Sun joins for a few days or Mercury for a day or Mars for three days? It is possible we will see a far bigger earthquake. Obviously, this is only one possibility, but the quakes coming nearly every week recently does give pause.

  39. starlight says:

    Former Putin adviser: Putin wants Belarus, the Baltic States and Finland:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/03/30/vladimir-putin-conquer-finland-_n_5058483.html

  40. Todd Bennett says:

    Apparently I got kicked out of my facebook prayer group for saying that I don’t think God would want us to drag women by their ponytails, and that birth control is not wrong, and that we should spend more time praying to avoid WWIII, but some Christians so often spend more time excluding than welcoming. I wonder if when they meet their end their train ticket will shock them.

  41. Todd Bennett says:

    Starlight I think she is worried about the caldera erupting, not an earthquake. If that caldera goes the same day as L.A. having an 8.0, the L.A. story will be backpage.

  42. Sharon Katz says:

    I don’t think the Caldera is going to erupt – that would just be too catastrophic, and God promised Russell Crowe, I mean Noah, that the earth wouldn’t be destroyed so… I really do believe what I wrote, too. Todd, LOL, you are such a rebel!

  43. Todd Bennett says:

    A big conflict I have with the Christian faith is that we have to accept our impotence in preventing a calamity that will kill a third of humanity. We have to fatalistically shrug our shoulders at the fate of mankind. I don’t want to do that, because I think fatalism just leads to indifference which leads to inhumane attitudes which ostensibly, is the exact opposite of what Christianity is trying to accomplish. Maybe it will happen but way too many people take the Doris Day approach to it.

  44. Eliseo says:

    Todd,
    I teach comparative religion, comparative Christianity, and facilitate Buddhist-Jewish-Christian dialogue.

    “A big conflict I have with the Christian faith is that we have to accept our impotence in preventing a calamity that will kill a third of humanity.”

    IMHO you are right in feeling uncomfortable with that kind of thinking and I certainly agree that “fatalism just leads to indifference which leads to inhumane attitudes which ostensibly, is the exact opposite of what Christianity is trying to accomplish.”

    However, most Christians don’t believe that. There is a great deal more diversity of thought within the wide umbrella of what is called Christian than many realize. Unfortunately most Christians only know what was taught within their particular denomination or sect. They are quite ignorant of what other denominations and sects believe and/or practice, much less of what the other world religions believe and practice. A very loud and obnoxious minority of “Christians” believe the kind of bizarre rhetoric you cited, but most don’t. They may possibly be the majority where you live and they are expert at hogging the news headlines; but they really are a distinct minority.

    BTW, I always enjoy your postings. Many are quite insightful and helpful.

  45. Sharon Katz says:

    Todd, I hope you don’t think I’m advocating fatalism and acceptance. I believe we have to do everything we can to right the wrongs we have done to the earth; at the same time, I believe that we will survive this cleansing, maybe with more tropical climates, less people & land, or maybe we’ll find the technology to reverse the warming, but we will survive. I don’t believe earth will be destroyed or there will be the kind of catastrophes that the History Channel, etc., sensationalizes….I can’t tell you exactly why I feel that way…but I just don’t. Call me Doris Day if you will (que sera, sera?) but I am an optimist – it might be because of having my sun and jupiter in the 9th house or my strong Leo moon conj Pluto opp Mercury in Aquarius, or all of the Pisces and Cancer rising…and I could be wrong, but I just have this sense of faith.

  46. Todd Bennett says:

    Sharon I have zero idea why you would think I was referring to you. I don’t think you quite caught what I was saying. I detected your mild sarcasm at religion but was talking about other people. I did not even take you for a Christian.

  47. Sharon Katz says:

    OK, Todd,….I thought you were referring to my comment, above yours, where I said God wouldn’t let the Caldera erupt, implying I was a fatalist who felt everything was in God’s hands….I believe it’s a combination of both. I’m born Jewish and accept all that’s pure and good in all religions and spiritualities.

  48. Lorrie U says:

    lunagardener – “Shouldn’t he stay central/ neutral as the Highest Court in the land deliberates on this issue.”

    The problem is, even the Highest Court in the land can no longer stay central/neutral or separate church and state!

  49. Lorrie U says:

    Hoboken to consider waiving attorney-client privilege for city lawyer in inquiries

    A new witness may soon be coming forward in the allegations that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration withheld hurricane relief money.

    http://www.msnbc.com/steve-kornacki/hoboken-consider-waiving-attorney-client-privilege-for-city-lawyer-christie-scandal?cid=sm_facebook

  50. Jerry says:

    Hi Todd,

    Re: Your concerns about war. I find J Krishnamurti’s views on this perplexing dilemma most insightful and illuminating….

    Question: How can we solve our present political chaos and the crisis in the world? Is there anything an individual can do to stop the impending war?

    Krishnamurti: War is the spectacular and bloody projection of our everyday life, is it not?

    War is merely an outward expression of our inward state, an enlargement of our daily action. It is more spectacular, more bloody, more destructive, but it is the collective result of our individual activities. Therefore, you and I are responsible for war and what can we do to stop it? Obviously the ever-impending war cannot be stopped by you and me, because it is already in movement; it is already taking place, though at present chiefly on the psychological level. As it is already in movement, it cannot be stopped – the issues are too many, too great, and are already committed. But you and I, seeing that the house is on fire, can understand the causes of that fire, can go away from it and build in a new place with different materials that are not combustible, that will not produce other wars. That is all that we can do. You and I can see what creates wars, and if we are interested in stopping wars, then we can begin to transform ourselves, who are the causes of war.

    Continued…..

    http://www.katinkahesselink.net/kr/war.html

  51. lunagardener says:

    Lorrie U, I know you are correct about the Supreme Court. I did ask Mr. Meadow’s on his face book page, that had lots of comments and prayers for Hobby Lobby… Which God he was praying to, because looking at his voting record, it seemed pretty apparent that he worships the God of corporate greed. I also reminded him that HL purchases and profits from Chinese goods, and that birth control and abortion are legal there.

  52. alex says:

    http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/russian-forces-gradually-withdrawing-from-ukraine-502527

    EXCERPT

    Kiev: Ukraine on Monday reported a gradual withdrawal of Russian troops from its border that may be linked to Washington’s latest push for a diplomatic solution to the worst East-West standoff since the Cold War.

    The announcement came in the wake of a four-hour meeting in Paris on Sunday between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that ended with an agreement to resolve the Ukrainian crisis through talks.

  53. tetramorph says:

    I did a search on all listed asteroids for the coming April Grand Cross to see if they might bring things into a little more focus with:
    http://serennu.com/index.php

    Date used was 4/20/2014, location Washington DC, time noon.

    I only looked at objects with an exact conjunction, the 13th degree of Capricorn is action packed. The themes presented by the 4 asteroids are very interesting: a fast moving event, health care, women, women drawing men to their deaths, false moves, and the potential for unwise optimism.

    Conjunct Pluto @ 13 Capricorn:

    (52872) Okyrhoe, fast flowing
    In Greek mythology, Okyrhoe was the daughter of Chiron and Chariklo. The name means “swift running” or “fast flowing”. A prophet, she was changed into a mare by the gods as punishment for revealing their plans to humankind.

    The danger with Okyrhoe is to make a false move because of its strong ability for anticipation.
    http://transneptunian-astrology.blogspot.com/2005/10/okyrhoe-fast-flowing.html

    158 Koronis
    Koronis was the mother of Asclepias (his father is Apollo) — her themes are health care, esp. reproductive health care.

    This was about all I could find, discusses Obama’s natal Koronis:
    http://www.demetra-george.com/about/news/115-april-2013-astrology-news

    165 Loreley
    Lorelei is also the name of a feminine water spirit, similar to mermaids or Rhine maidens, associated with this rock in popular folklore and in works of music, art and literature. Like sirens, Loreley can draw men to their deaths with song.

    39 Laetitia
    named after the Roman Goddess of gladness or gaiety, indicates a person with a good attitude — though when involved with inharmonious aspects, may show unwise optimism.

    http://books.google.com/books?id=lmv4930JbY0C&pg=PA391&lpg=PA391&dq=asteroid+laetitia+in+astrology&source=bl&ots=MIpjLWVs-N&sig=PGqvG7orCRuVm1tieZ9ZWHUDX_o&hl=en&sa=X&ei=QV45U5HyD5LtqAH8gYHwAQ&ved=0CDwQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=asteroid%20laetitia%20in%20astrology&f=false

  54. starlight says:

    Interesting that this blockbuster report is one of the first hits from the Sun aspecting the cardinal T-Square:

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/31/climate-change-threat-food-security-humankind

    A United Nations report raised the threat of climate change to a whole new level on Monday, warning of sweeping consequences to life and livelihood. The report from the UN’s intergovernmental panel on climate change concluded that climate change was already having effects in real time – melting sea ice and thawing permafrost in the Arctic, killing off coral reefs in the oceans, and leading to heat waves, heavy rains and mega-disasters.

    And the worst was yet to come. Climate change posed a threat to global food stocks, and to human security, the blockbuster report said.

    “Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change,” said Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the IPCC.

    Monday’s report was the most sobering so far from the UN climate panel and, scientists said, the most definitive.

  55. Suzy says:

    Starlight…

    Both the Washington Post article and the New Report on Climate change point to issues that we need to focus on in perhaps an “Awakening?” I also wonder if the devastating Tornadoes & Hurricanes of recent years, the increasing number of Oil Spills, the Drought in CA and Southwest, Mud slides in CA revealing builders who ignored fragility of the area and wake up call of this terribly long Winter which has affected the whole country. But, particularly in places where people never have experienced so much “inconvenience” (Atlanta and NC not able to cope with snow and ice) has focused those previously so oblivious to the fact that we ALL may be facing challenges that we’ve ignored for decades. These weather events are not just USA but Global. unusual Hurricane like storms in Great Britain to Netherlands this Winter causing massive flooding and devastation.

    Ray Merriman in his weekly “Market Analysis” fears that we have not learned our lessons and that Pluto in Capricorn will mean vast power grabs going forward. He says: “Does it have to be like this, No.” but he doesn’t give much hope until the 2040′s for a turn. He seems to feel that many astrologers hoped for Pluto in Capricorn to build on the 60′s (where revolution and the first awakenings to climate change and conservation took place) to finish what was started then. He doesn’t think that will occur. But, then he’s just one voice and might have been focusing on whether Wall Street greed and criminality will continue, as usual, therfore hampering our global recovery for the future.

    From what I’ve read it seemed that many astrologers felt that we had a chance to make changes building on the 60′s. But, then, perhaps the 60′s were our last gasp at trying to push back against rampant consumerism, degradation of our climate, Wars for Profit (outcry against Vietnam) and lack of Consumer Protections (Ralph Nader and GM). The Washington Post article points out that we have some serious problems. The lack of prosecutions for any of those who lied us into Iraq Invasion and Occupation and now the lack of prosecution for the Wall Street Bankers who manipulated us into the Crash that has been used as an excuse for austerity where savers can earn little to nothing on their deposits. Then there’s the reduction of pensions promised to workers, the privatization efforts of Wall Street Hedge Funds/RW Think Tanks of everything including our public schools and now the revelations of out of control NSA spying on everyone without proper legal safe guards in place. And the continuing destructive manipulation of the Republican Party, Koch Brothers, Alec after that disastrous “Citizens United” decision.

    I wonder could all this stressful “Awakening of the People” throw us into chaos mode, (every person for themselves to survive), or, will we gradually begin to see revival of compassion within us and our society as an antidote to the hate and confrontation we’ve seen in Politcal/Religious affiliations for decades.

    I’d hate to think as Merriman does that we might have to wait until the 2040′s for the shift. Many of us won’t be around for that…:D

  56. alex says:

    tetramorph

    Thank you – excellent stuff well done

  57. alex says:

    tetramorph

    PS there is semi-square from Pluto 13 Capricorn
    to Obama’s Midheaven 28 Scorpio

  58. Professor Marc F. Bertonasco says:

    Nancy–I believe you once pointed out that nothing in Jeb Bush’s chart suggests that he will be a Presidential nominee in 2016. Am I correct? What about Rand Paul? Thank you

  59. alex says:

    Excerpt Email – DNC fundraising

    I don’t know that any of us has a lot of love for Mitch McConnell as Minority Leader in the U.S. Senate, but I bet we’d have even stronger feelings about Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

    Let’s not let this happen.

    Thanks,

    Debbie

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz
    Chair
    Democratic National Committee

    P.S. — Speaking of Senator McConnell: We’ve got a good shot at making him former Senator McConnell this November.

  60. ArtCulturePeace says:

    Aloha All & Mahalo All for such important posts,

    *Starlight re: UN Climate Change Report

    The US military has been pro-actively facing this kind of future for years already. They are shifting from oil-petrol to solar/wind resources to provide themselves security and much much more. Only a few noisey voices in commerce/media/science/religion/politics are resisting the truth and causing unnecessary damage to current and future generations in their fear-driven denial.

    http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/03/17/can-military-save-us-climate-change?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRolsqXOZKXonjHpfsX76uooUKO%2BlMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4CS8NiI%2BSLDwEYGJlv6SgFSLHEMa5qw7gMXRQ%3D

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2013/jun/14/climate-change-energy-shocks-nsa-prism

    E Ho’omaluhia me ka Honua.

  61. ArtCulturePeace says:

    *Alex,
    Much appreciate your instruction on the mundane meaning of the 5/11 house positions for a portion of the US Square chart for April+. Helpful to understand the possible actions/consequences that may unfold for US all.

    Always appreciate your generous postings, links. Blessings!

  62. ArtCulturePeace says:

    Aloha Jerry,
    Saw your Krishnamurti posting on the roots of war. Yes…so wise, profound and true. K. offers so many enlightened awarenesses with such clarity and realism. Thank you so very much for posting the link to our forum here. Will be posting some of those K’s interview quotes to an online artist group focused on offering creativity towards peace. Thank you, again.

    Inviting you to explore 2 similar, but much more humble renditions of views related to individual peace=global peace.

    http://www.bluecanvas.com/art-detail/277589
    http://www.bluecanvas.com/art-detail/421448

    E Ho’omaluhia me ka Honua

  63. Timothy says:

    I have not commented in a very long time, though I do often read your reports Nancy and sometimes follow the discussion threads. Now that you have noted the timing of this report on climate change I feel compelled to comment. I have long thought this grand cross configuration has to be about climate change. I know some astrologers have been describing this grand cross as perhaps the most intense, challenging aspect of our lifetimes, and, despite the fears raised recently regarding the global geopolitical situation with regard to a conflict with Russia, this too seems to pale in comparison to the threat posed by climate change. The thing one needs to understand about this recent report is that its conclusions have to be regarded as conservative and cautious. This is because it takes time for scientific studies to go through the process of review before it goes into the IPCC report. A much more alarming warning is sounded, however, by some scientists, particularly, the noted conservation biologist Guy McPherson. The most significant event for me over the last year was viewing this video lecture in which McPherson reviews much of the most recent scientific studies and comes to the conclusion that we are facing an extinction event in the next 30 years unless drastic measures are taken now. The biggest problem are the positive feedback loops like the melting of the permafrost and release of vast quantities of methane. In the last two years methane release has already gone exponential. Here is the video that woke me up to this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ina16XSJQvM

    In that video McPherson says our only hope would be complete collapse of our present economic system. The desire to produce vast wealth for the few in our current capitalist economy is driving us to extinction. Since giving that lecture at the end of 2012, McPherson seems to have given up even that last hope:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW-KKMRFyHk

    It would be easy to understand why anyone would want to simply dismiss his conclusions as too pessimistic, but he lays out the scientific evidence quite thoroughly. It seems to me that Pluto in Capricorn squared by Uranus in fiery Aries has to be about climate change. Of course, it could be other things too, but how could it not be about the threat posed by a warming earth that challenges the whole global economy?

    I have been living near the summit of Kilauea on Hawaii island for over ten years now and the climate here is dramatically changing. I feel for all of you that have experience such an unusually cold winter, but from what I’ve read, that arctic vortex was caused by an unusually warm Pacific ocean which pushed the arctic cold down over the US mainland. Usually, Feb and March are quite chilly here at 3700 ft elevation, but this year it was actually most pleasant. We simply did not have winter this year. I can only shudder to think what summer will bring.

    If there were any other threat that posed possible extinction by mid-century, I would think the nations of the world would come together and spare no expense in trying to deal with it, but because the problem is our whole global economic system the response has been mostly to completely deny or downplay the threat.

    The conclusion I’ve come to has led me to try and cherish each day that we have and live a life worth living. miss u ACP!

  64. Sharon Katz says:

    Timothy, you have really put everything into focus….I do not want to accept these possibilities but know that unless a majority do, critical, urgent action will not be taken. The optimist in me still feels that there will solutions, whatever they may be. I can see where financial collapse could actually help on one hand; on the other, a severe collapse could lead to lawlessness and martial law. I never took the apocalyptic futuristic films to heart before…those that dealt with post civilization collapse but those images seem more possible to me now.

  65. Lorrie U says:

    lunagardener – “I also reminded him that HL purchases and profits from Chinese goods, and that birth control and abortion are legal there.”

    Love it! Bravo to you for pointing out the hypocrisies, although I’m sure it will be lost to them, much like voting for Romney although he owned a company that supported abortions.

  66. Lorrie U says:

    Henry Waxman vs. Big Pharma

    In 2005, Congressman Henry Waxman (D. CA) revealed how Merck paid doctors to present a distorted view of Vioxx, a best-selling prescription drug with known lethal side effects. Vioxx was pulled from the market, and Waxman became known as Big Pharma’s biggest enemy. Last week Waxman questioned the $84,000 price tag of Sovaldi, which analysts project will become the best-selling drug of all time.
    (…)
    Transiting Neptune was conjunct his descendant in June 2005 when he presented the “Lessons of Vioxx”, and revealed how pharmaceutical companies pay doctors to prescribe their drugs.
    Currently, transiting Pluto is conjunct Waxman’s Pallas, indicating that this focus on Sovaldi is a political act meant to shame Gilead (the manufacturer of Sovaldi) and other drug-makers. The biotech industry as a whole panicked at this public spanking, and the sector fell 10% in a few days.

    Waxman will retire in 2016, but with his progressed Mars square Uranus, he won’t be going quietly. As a principle architect of Obamacare, he pushed to have transparency about the financial arrangements made between drug companies and doctors. This coming September, the federal government will release details on these payments.* Then you’ll know if your doctor is prescribing drugs because they’re good for you, or because he has a financial incentive to do so.

    http://www.neptunecafe.com/NewsScope.html

  67. alex says:

    Lorris
    Rep. Waxman has been a champion for consumer protections and democracy his entire in government;

    he’ll retire 2015 in January when his 2015 Solar Arc Pallas @18 Sagittarius is exact conjunct his Natal Mars @18 Sagittarius in Natal 5TH House…. you know I think that’s the conjunction for his ‘integrity’ and the farewell to his long career in government service;

  68. Lorrie U says:

    WATCH: Former vice president Dick Cheney received an unpleasant welcome at American University last week as students walked out on his speech, yelling, “Walk out on war criminals.”

    http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/students-call-dick-cheney-war-criminal-american-university?cid=sm_facebook

  69. Lorrie U says:

    Alex – Waxman and I share some similar astrological aspects. Maybe when he retires, he will be able to do even more incredible things. I also worked for govt., but now I’m using my alternative health awareness for the good of shelter animals.

  70. Sharon Katz says:

    Lorrie, I’m so happy you’re helping animals who need us to champion them and protect them. Regarding Waxman (who has a lot of Virgo in his chart, I believe), I heard him in a recent NPR interview and he said his biggest regret was not getting more involved in remediating climate change. Let’s see if he does some of that in these next 9 mo.

  71. Lorrie U says:

    Sharon Katz – Maybe when he retires he can focus more on those issues important to him. I don’t think he’s the kind to sit in a rocking chair or go fishing, he seems too purpose-driven to fade into the distance…

  72. Lorrie U says:

    P.S., Sharon – My organization has gotten so progressive this past year and I’m really happy about it! We have always had a better-than-average live release rate (most shelters are 30-50%). We have been around 93% and are aiming for the 97% no-kill status. We now treat ringworm, calici virus and other things which used to be a death sentence. We have Canine College to teach manners and confidence, have an evaluation system, are using calming music and sprays, fostering those who need long-term rehab, an incredible veterinarian staff who do miraculous surgeries, work with other rescues for hard-to-place animals, and have even rescued fighting dogs from other areas and found permanent homes for them. I am so proud to be a part of this progressive shelter!

  73. alex says:

    Lorrie

    I remember you mentioned Tellington Touch … is it as good as it sounds? If it translates to people trauma/behaviour therapy… that would be a whole lot of good;

  74. kiwi says:

    Lovely to ‘hear’ your voice again Timothy!
    I sure miss the big island!
    Speaking of climate change, last winter seemed quite mild also here in north kiwiland. It seems to me too that the seasons are shifting a bit – it’s only april 1st here today, just past our autumn equinox, and my iris bulbs are starting to poke their heads out of the ground already! Strange!
    And Jerry, I enjoyed the Krishnamurti posting on war too. So true. Thanks.

  75. Lorrie U says:

    Alex – It seems to help the animals. They do use it on people, but I haven’t experienced it so I don’t know.

  76. Lorrie U says:

    As a reminder, here’s a list of Koch Bros./Industries products to boycott…

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/03/30/1288401/-Don-t-Buy-Koch

  77. rc says:

    Hi Starlight.
    I just saw John Kerry on cbs news,
    What are your Thoughts on his Future as the Stars may Portend.
    I Think He May be A strong Front runner in 16.
    He is looking real sharp right now.
    tkx rc

  78. Todd Bennett says:

    Stars I don’t know, but if Kerry ever did get the White House he would be our best President since Kennedy. He is a Democrat in the truest, and best sense of the word.

  79. Sharon Katz says:

    Hey, Kerry, never thought of him running again…we were BIG supporters last time he ran, worked for his campaign, etc., and terribly depressed when he lost. That’s quite an idea. And, it’s good to see you here, rc!

  80. Sharon Katz says:

    Lorrie, it sounds like you work for a model, pioneering shelter that has a lot to teach other shelters. Have you considered writing about it using what you wrote here as an outline, etc.? Maybe as a guideline to becoming a no-kill shelter… Pet rescuing, pet therapy (using pets to heal humans, especially emotionally, but I’ve read in Dr. Ann Wigmore’s biography – she discovered wheat grass – that her dog licking her legs healed her of a skin disease; something in the saliva), pet behaviorism and science is growing steadily and will just get bigger.

  81. Stefanie says:

    This morning I had breakfast with a dear astrolger friend of mine and we talked about all the possible outcomes of the cardinal cross. When one of us brought up the climate report that was released in the NYTimes today, we both got the chills — it was so clear that that was it — the reigning issue of our times, writ large and clear for everyone to see, in the paper of record, just as we have begun our descent into the heart of the cardinal energy. It was very sobering.

    In terms of all the upshots of the Pluto/Uranus era that we’ve discussed and hoped that the astrology would bring, Occupy has always felt like a lost, crushed hope. But good news — it may yet rise again. This Friday, April 4th, with uncanny timing, people are organizing and calling for what they’re calling a #WaveofAction — it’s a call to return and reoccupy former Occupy sites around the world. Occupy was the one and only uprising that tied together the destruction of climate change with the 1 percent — that was really the central message if you spent any tiem in Zucotti Park, as I did. I am ever hopeful that given the Times report, this call global call to action might be taken seriously. We just have to pray, with all the Aries in the air, the eclipses, the cardinal aspects — that everyone remains peaceful and safe. For more info, check out waveofaction.org.

  82. Professor Marc F. Bertonasco says:

    Bob, Congratulations! Your predictions on ACA have proved accurate. Jupiter has indeed blessed this enterprise. Many of us hope to hear from you again. Thank you

  83. thrasybulus says:

    Dave Camp, Chairman of House Ways and Means Committee, announces retirement. The fourth Republican committee chairman to retire this election cycle – all close Boehner allies.

    Is Boehner through? As terrible as he is he is infinitely better than Cantor IMHO.

  84. Sharon Katz says:

    All we need are Cantor, Ryan, and Rand in power!

  85. Jerry says:

    As mentioned before, the March 30th New Moon (10 Aries) in square to Ukraine’s natal Uranus (10 Capr.); has tr. Saturn (22 ’40 Scorpio) within a hairs breath of three minutes in its opposition to the May 28, 2000 Jupiter/Saturn conjunction (22 ’43 Taurus). The fact that Russian President Putin’s natal Pluto (22 ’43 Leo) in precise t square to this Jup/Sat May 2000 conj. may be no mere coincidence. One can only guess what is brewing in Putin’s mind. Does he have grander plans? If he is calculating his next move, perhaps biding his time till the right moment would be in his best interest The two week gestation period culminating in the April 15th New Moon could be his opportunity. Here’s why…..

    From David Crook’s astrological blog Stellar Insights:

    Stellar Update

    “……..I’ve been thinking about the April 15 total lunar eclipse (25 Libra) for some time, as it not only conjoins the 2014 Aries ingress (Vernal/Spring Equinox) Mars (25 Libra), but also the degree of the most recent Mars-Saturn conjunction of Aug. 15, 2012 (at 25 Libra). And in mundane (geopolitical) astrology, the conjunctions of the two malefic planets, Mars & Saturn, reflect harmful and destructive energies and trends. So seen in this broader context, the Blood Moon eclipse of April 2014 is a potential trigger, that appears to foreshadow war, conflict, and general mayhem. I’ve found that lunations- New/Full Moons and eclipses in particular, tend to bring the major configurations into sharper focus and at specific locations.

    Of course, Mars is out of his element in the peace loving sign of Libra, that wants to build consensus and establish harmony. Libra is especially sensitive to situations perceived as unfair or unjust. And as transiting Mars moves in and out of the grand cross between Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto, it can dramatically activate this world aspect. But the planets impel, they don’t compel- and whatever is breaking down or facing crisis, may be unsustainable in the long term. This breakdown of systems and relationships that are corrupt or decayed, is a natural process of regeneration- painful as it seems at the time. The apparent breakdown in the climate leading to extreme weather, is a disturbing development that no governments are willing to address.”

    Continued……

    http://wwwstellarinsights.blogspot.in/2014/01/stellar-update.html

    Saturn and the Grand Conjunction

    The station-retrograde of transiting Saturn (23 Scorpio) on Mar. 2 might be a reality check for U.S. economic and political viability, as it opposes the May 2000 Grand Conjunction of Jupiter & Saturn (23 Taurus). Astrologers have studied the roughly 20 year Jupiter-Saturn cycle for a very long time, and considered it a reliable reflector of the waxing and waning of economies and empires. These conjunctions of Jupiter with Saturn are referred to as Grand Conjunctions. And the zodiacal degree of these Grand Conjunctions and their respective horoscopes, are sensitive to activation by transits, etc.

    The United States is playing the leading role in the current unfolding of the Jupiter-Saturn cycle as the Grand Conjunction fell spot on the Midheaven in Washington, D.C., the capital. And therefore the Mar. 2 station of Saturn at 23 Scorpio exactly opposing the Grand Conjunction degree (23 Taurus) suggests a time of checks and balances, where any weaknesses in the U.S. economy or government will come to light, and demand responsible attention.

    Continued……

    http://wwwstellarinsights.blogspot.in/2014/01/saturn-and-grand-conjunction.html

  86. Lorrie U says:

    I read somewhere today that Putin wants Finland!? Does he really have that much hubris?

  87. Lorrie U says:

    Climate Change ‘Makes Violence Likelier’

    Climate is helping to increase political instability and violence, scientists say, in studies that reinforce a key conclusion by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

    http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/climate_change_makes_violence_likelier_20140331

  88. Jerry says:

    Lorrie,

    Standing at only 5 ft. ’5 inches tall, and not withstanding Russia’s aggressive incursions into Georgia and Chechnya with Putin at the controls there have been some psychological profiles done on Putin suggesting a possible Napoleonic complex. Here’s one writer who makes an attempt to examine the psyche of this man in all its complexities…..

    He’s Short, But Is He Crazy? A Brief Psychoanalysis of Vladimir Putin

    BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. — For some, he’s the man without a face. For others, he has too many. He’s a thug, a killer, a statesman, a dude. He’s widely admired and even more widely reviled. One thing is certain: Russian President Vladimir Putin is not an easy man to fit into clear categories. Rather, he is a human Rorschach blot into which the observer projects a revealing chunk of his or her own worldview. President George W. Bush relished a bromance with “Pootie-Poot” and enthused about looking into the man’s eyes and “getting a sense of his soul.” Subsequent leaders have been more circumspect.

    Since Ukraine erupted last fall, with rioters eventually toppling the country’s pro-Moscow president and Russia moving to secure Crimea, a lot of time and energy has been devoted to plumbing the supposed depths of Putin’s psyche. Every armchair strategist worth his or her salt has a theory about why the king of the Kremlin is behaving in such a brazen, bizarre or bemusing fashion.

    Continued……

    http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/140310/russian-president-vladimir-putin-psychoanalysis

  89. Lorrie U says:

    Sharon Katz – I have a lot of things swirling around in my head, but feel there are more steps we have to take, we’re on the road but not there yet. We have some things incubating which haven’t solidified yet, plus I just came up with a fantastic idea for a ground-breaking study which will require grant money and possibly cooperation with the Univ. of AZ. Very exciting!

  90. alex says:

    tetramorph

    Re: demetra-george.com – Barack Obama Natal Chart

    Koronis #158
    Asclepius #4581
    Apollon #1862
    Hygeia #10
    Podalirius #4086

    I ran these healing arts asteroids as the default setting for some of my file charts…. Thank you for posting Pres. Obama’s chart with Demetra George’s analysis with these asteroids.

    I am going to continue running these through charts for the next month to increase my analysis practice with them.

  91. Sharon Katz says:

    Wish you a lot of luck and progress with that, Lorrie…it all sounds very good!

  92. alex says:

    thrasybulus

    David Camp, R-MI(retiring) – Michigan 4TH District

    Primary elections to determine major party nominees for the general election will be held Tuesday, August 5, 2014, and the partisan filing deadline is Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

    The members-elect of Congress elected at this election will serve in the 114th Congress.

  93. alex says:

    Summary of Marina Macario(Dark Star)astrology: brillant column on ‘Leto Libra Lunar Eclipse at 25 degrees’ – April 15, 2014

    Marina Macario,astrologer, ‘The 2014 Leto Lunar Eclipse’

    Matriarchy, Moon conjunct Ceres @25 LIBRA
    (Moon, North Node in Libra new direction, new balance of attitudes)

    Patriarchy, Sun @25 ARIES opposite Ceres
    (Sun, South Node centuries old stale past behaviors
    in Aries, ripening the attitudes in certain, some men)

    Since my orientation is towards political astrology I’ll lean towards the present/political/economic/cultural MISOGYNY elements (the outright work of ‘GOP et al’ legislative, governmental, state and federal authorities “representatives” using force of law to exercise/dictate Misogyny) and the timeless yet unremitting theme of Patriarchy vs. Matriarchy represented by this 2014 Leto Lunar Eclipse. Leto (the difficulty giving birth to something of value)

    Background, Narration of Iconic-Astrology Representing Patriarchy: (from demetra-george.com posted by tetramorph upthread) Apollo is honored as a god of healing, and the injunction ‘Physician Heal Thyself’ is inscribed upon his temple at Delphi. Apollo becomes enamored of Koronis, princess of Thessaly who presides over a local pre-Hellenic healing cult. After Apollo impregnates Koronis, he departs for other adventures and leaves his white crow to guard over her. When the crow reports that Koronis has resumed relations with her mortal lover, Apollo in his jealous rage turns the white crow black and orders his sister to kill Koronis. At the last moment he remembers the child she is carrying and arranges for the child to be cut out of her womb. This baby is Asclepius, who is then carried off to Chiron to be raised and educated in the healing arts.

    Robert Graves suggests that this story represents the suppression of medical practice by women and its transference into the hands of the patriarchy. From this time, physicians were called asclepiades and the profession was passed only from father to son(Patrilineality).

    Patriarchy – Matriarchy (Matrilineality Lifestyle)
    Background: ‘The Walking Marriage of Mosuo Women’
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosuo_women
    http://www.mosuoproject.org/walking.htm

    Marina Macario,astrologer, ‘The 2014 Leto Libra Lunar Eclipse’

    Matriarchy, Moon conjunct Ceres @25 LIBRA
    (Moon, North Node in Libra new direction, new balance of attitudes)

    Patriarchy, Sun @25 ARIES opposite Ceres
    (Sun, South Node centuries old stale past behaviors
    in Aries, ripening the attitudes in certain, some men)

    ECLIPSE VENUS: Venus @10 Pisces (exhalted)
    Trine, Jupiter @12 Cancer (love heals all) (this ties also to theme of financially autonomous vs lifestyle of dependency)

    The ceaseless story ‘the difficulty birthing something of value’
    BackGround: Cardinal Grand Cross & 2014 Lunar Eclipse April 15TH

  94. starlight says:

    NATO also planning stronger military ties to non-NATO countries. This is an example of how acting on neurotic compulsions (or Pluto unleashed)can create the very thing you most fear. The last thing Putin wants is a stronger NATO at his doorstep and yet this what he has created.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/01/nato-plans-stronger-military-ties-armenia-azerbaijan-moldova

  95. Bob says:

    Thank you Professor. One of the charts I have for the President had transit Venus cross the IC yesterday so I guess Michelle breathed a sigh of relief and POTUS and FLOTUS are wearing smiles today. The President also had some Sun, Jupiter, and Uranus activation going on yesterday, last night, and today.

    They both must write books about their time leading the country. I hope I am around to read them. I believe they are morally strong and that strength has sustained them through one of the country’s most trying times and terms for a president.

    Time to stop. I just corrected about 4 mistakes in the last paragraph.

    But these are the times that try men’s soul’s (that sounds pretty good!) so the President has no time to rest on his laurels (that too!). Looks like things might get under his skin on the 17th and, if I remember correctly, I saw disturbance in the chart I use for Putin on the 18th – those dates on the doorstep of the Grand Cross.

    There was something else I was going to post about but I have forgotten what it was. Anyway, thank you again.

  96. Lorrie U says:

    Thank you, too, Bob–always enjoy hearing from you and your insightful posts! Hope you have a great day…

  97. alex says:

    Excerpt: dailykos front page

    It’s April Fool’s Day and the day Rep. Paul Ryan rolls out this year’s Republican budget. Coincidence? Maybe. All too appropriate? Definitely.

    After all, in a day filled with mean-spirited pranks, a budget that privatizes Medicare and slashes food stamps while cutting taxes for the rich is the biggest and most mean-spirited of them all.

    This isn’t a first, either. Back in 2009, Ryan similarly chose April fool’s day.

    http://politicalastrologyblog.com/2012/06/19/paul-ryans-birth-time-discovered/

    http://politicalastrologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/paul-ryan-natal.jpg

    Natal Horoscope – Paul Ryan

    According to an uncertified copy of Paul Ryan’s original certificate of live birth from the Wisconsin State Vital Records Office, he was born on January 29, 1970 at 2:37 AM in Janesville, Wisconsin.

    The birth time we’ve acquired puts Paul’s ascendant at zero degrees of Sagittarius, in a very tight conjunction with Neptune. It is somewhat concerning that the ascendant is so close to the cusp of the sign, since it is just barely in Sagittarius. We are fairly confident that the time is accurate though, as the recorded time is not rounded off. It is also worth noting that he would have had to have been born 4 minutes earlier to have Scorpio rising instead of Sagittarius.

  98. alex says:

    continued Paul Ryan’s Budget by Laura Clawson

    Paul Ryan’s years-long prank on the American people. Ryan’s budget rhetoric couched in the ploy of trying to convince the American people that he’s doing something other than impoverishing them.

    His intention is to cut taxes for the rich preserving the legacy of American Plutocracy (PL/Chiron @18 Leo, 8TH HOUSE midpoint US Sibley Chart)

    USA Sibley Chart

    USA Vertex @26 Cancer opposite USA Pluto @27 Capricorn

    USA Podalirius @19 Leo conjunct USA PL/Chiron @18 Leo
    square USA Vesta @19 Taurus

    USA Apollo @01 Gemini square USA Ascelpius @01 Virgo

    USA Ceres @08 Pisces square USA Uranus @08 Gemini

    USA T-SQUARE (wide orb USA Mercury @24 Cancer forms Cardinal Grand Cross)

    USA Koronis @17 Capricorn
    square
    USA Chiron @20 Aries
    USA Juno @20 Libra
    (17-20 Cancer as yet unassigned degree)

  99. Helen says:

    Big concern for anyone that reads and appreciates alternative media:

    http://www.activistpost.com/2014/03/feinsteins-bill-to-kill-free-speech-of.html

  100. starlight says:

    NATO suspends all cooperation with Russia

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26838894

  101. starlight says:

    Dawn tomorrow in Kiev: Uranus/Sun close to exact, Moon at 12 Taurus might be a trigger.

  102. rc says:

    Hi Todd , Hi Sharon,
    So Far Somebody Is Taming Putin.
    I believe A successful handling of The Ukra-Russo
    may Be his path to The White House.
    I agree with you guys.

  103. SarahG says:

    This article discusses a lot about the geophysical effects of the transiss and eclipses for April as well as uses an astrolocality map to focus on vulnerable areas for these events:

    http://www.astropro.com/forecast/predict/2014-04.html

  104. tetramorph says:

    Alex,

    I look forward to your reading your thoughts on the healing arts asteroids. I’m looking at the other ‘legs’ of the Grand Cross, and will try and get something together soon.

    One, at Libra 13, that jumps out is asteroid 852 Wladilena — named for Wladimir Ulyanoff-Lenin, Soviet leader!!!!

  105. Jerry says:

    Hi Nancy,

    About that Uranus/Sun conjunction you were mentioning… the 8.0 quake in chile seems to correspond:

    Massive 8.0 Quake Off Chile Sparks Tsunami Alert For Pacific Coast of South, Central America

    http://www.thestar.com.my/News/World/2014/04/02/Magnitude-80-earthquake-strikes-off-Chile-near-Iquique–USGS/

    At 6:47 pm local time (Tuesday April 1) the Sun/Uranus conj. at 12 ’09/ 12 ’27 Aries t squared Jupiter 11 ’33 Cancer and Pluto 13 ’32 Capr.

  106. Bob says:

    Rachel Maddow’s natal MC right in the middle of this month’s Grand Cross and names of some others having a birthday today.

    From Astrodienst:

    Maddow, Rachel – Gender: F
    Birthname – Rachel Anne Maddow
    born on – 1 April 1973 at 12:23 (= 12:23 PM )
    Place – Hayward (Alameda County), California, 37n40, 122w05
    Timezone – PST h8w (is standard time)
    Data source – BC/BR in hand
    Rodden Rating – AA, Collector: Taglilatelo
    Astrology data Sun 11°58′ Aries, Moon 20°29′ Pisces, MC 14°54′ Aries, Asc 28°22′ Cancer

    Using my prog lunar return technique Rachel’s return shows stress beginning on the 19th and continuing on the 20th, 21st, and 22nd.

    Alito, Samuel
    Reynolds, Debbie
    Schembechler, Bo
    Boyle, Susan
    Devine, Carole
    Maddow, Rachel

  107. Jerry says:

    PS Regarding significant developments in the Russian-Ukraine dispute, it’s interesting to note that the April 8th Sun-Mars opposition t squares Putin’s n. Uranus (18 ’23 Cancer).

    Richard Nolle has been giving considerable attention to the April 8th Mars Max phase and specifically the Sun-Mars opp.; when Mars achieves maximum perigee (closest distance to the earth). Things tend to manifest during this phase. Mars wields more power.

    In addition to Sarah G’s contribution on Nolle’s April 2014 forecast, here are some other references to review…..

    Mars Max: The Red Planet Looms Large in the Sky, in the News, in Us

    http://www.astropro.com/features/articles/max/mars.html

    Some highlights from Nolle’s March 2014 forecast:

    The current Mars Max began back on December 22 and extends into August 9, 2014. It reaches one of two critical moments in this cycle this month. First comes the Red Planet’s (apparent) retrograde station on March 1. This is the point at which earth, on its faster-moving inner orbit, begins catching up on its outer neighbor, preparatory to passing Mars on the inside on April 8. That latter date is the peak point of Mars Max, when sun, earth and Mars are all in a line with earth in the middle – and Mars nominally as close as it gets to earth. (Some of these Mars perigees are closer than others)

    …As I’ve written in my forecasts, Mars Max is intensified by the historic, ongoing Uranus-Pluto square that’s been lingering within a few degrees of exact ever since 2011, and on into 2016

    ….throwing Mars Max into this mix raises the violence level: people whose support structures are unraveling tend to go to extremes, individually and collectively. The last Uranus-Pluto square (in 1930s, just like this one, saw a Great Depression, a rise in crime (including suicides, murder-suicides and mass murder); outbreaks of revolution and fascism; and of course, wars both civil and international.

    http://www.astropro.com/forecast/predict/2014-03.html

  108. alex says:

    Paul Ryan – Social Security: if Ryan has his way the money will be stolen

    http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-paul-ryan-rehashes-20140401,0,6898624.story#ixzz2xgrvnrT0

    http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-paul-ryan-rehashes-20140401,0,6898624.story#axzz2xgqhZN5T

    Natal Paul Ryan
    VENUS @10 Aquarius
    conjunct
    Natal Sun @09 Aquarius

    Get Your NeoCON ON, Aquarius Degree

    George W. Bush Ceres @10 Aquarius
    Dick Cheney Sun @10 Aquarius
    Jeb Bush Midpoint SU/MO @10 Aquarius
    Paul Ryan Venus @10 Aquarius

  109. starlight says:

    Bob – Where did you get Rachel’s birth information. I read somewhere that she has Capricorn rising.

  110. Teresa Hill says:

    Hi,
    Earthquake 50 miles off the coast of Chile, 8.2, tsunami warnings issued, expected at just under 8 feet high. Here we go.

  111. barbk says:

    Nancy, Eric Francis got Rachel’s permission to study her chart and gives her a Cap rising but not the degrees, out of respect. Astrotheme dot com gives her time of birth as 12:23 PM giving her 28+ Cancer rising. With Capricorn rising she only has outer planets above the horizon, and the Sun through Saturn are below the horizon, which, in her line of work seems unusual.

  112. Bob says:

    Maddow, Rachel
    Revision as of 13:22, 27 March 2011

    ********************Data source

    ********************BC/BR in hand

    ********************Rodden Rating AA

    ********************Collector: Taglilatelo

    Pat Taglilatelo was named successor to Lois Rodden and joined the staff of AstroDatabank as an assistant editor on January 1, 2003. Upon Lois’s death in June 2003, Pat became Editor-in-Chief. For several years she served as Vice-President of the Boston Chapter of NCGR and was editor of “The Astrologers’ Newsletter” for five years. She is a member of ISAR, OPA, AFAN and the Astrological Association of Great Britain. With NCGR Level IV and ISAR CAP certification, she maintains a private astrological practice in Massachusetts. At the end of January 2012 Pat retired from her duties as Astro-Databank editor.

  113. alex says:

    April 29TH Solar Eclipse

    http://cafeastrology.com/daily/solareclipseapril292014.png

    A Solar Eclipse is a new beginning, an initiation, a starting point.

    The annular solar eclipse of April 29, 2014 will fall partially in Antarctica, the southern Indian Ocean, the southern edge of Indonesia and all of Australia. Note it is over the South Indian Ocean where a massive search is underway for the missing jetliner and passengers from Malaysia Air Flight 370, which are purported to have gone down in this area. It is a south node (Ketu = losses) solar eclipse in sidereal Aries (accidents and mass catastrophes) occurring on the Imum Coeli (heartland) of Australia. The international search and recovery effort is being led by Australia.

  114. alex says:

    April 22ND

    http://starcats.com/CH/CARDX2014.jpg

    Cardinal Grand Cross
    4/22/2014

  115. Bob says:

    http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Maddow%2C_Rachel

    Rachel’s chart IC is at 193°43′. Her Uranus-Pluto midpoint at 194°46′ is there. The Sun is the most elevated planet in her chart.

  116. Bob says:

    Rachel’s chart with degrees.

    http://i.imgur.com/8okswTB.gif

  117. Bob says:

    Using a noon chart for Dorchester, MA, Sheldon Adelson’s Mars is at 195°09′ of right ascension (15°09′ right ascension of Cardinal). It will be buffeted by Mars, Uranus, and Pluto between now and 2016. The total lunar eclipse on Oct 8 is almost on his Mars. Born Aug 4, 1983, he will be 81 this year, 82 next and 83 before the 2016 election. Can he withstand the heavy hits on that natal Mars. If he should become incapacitated during that time I wonder if his money would still be available to the Republican party candidates.

  118. Bob says:

    Adelson’s birth year is 1933 not 1983.

  119. will says:

    BREAKING NEWS Wednesday, April 2, 2014 10:38 AM EDT
    Supreme Court Strikes Down Limits on Federal Campaign Contributions
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a major campaign finance decision, striking down limits on federal campaign contributions for the first time. The ruling, issued near the start of a campaign season, will change and probably increase the role money plays in American politics.
    The decision, by a 5-to-4 votes along ideological lines, was a sort of sequel to Citizens United, the 2010 decision that struck down limits on independent campaign spending by corporations and unions. But that ruling did nothing to disturb the other main form of campaign finance regulation: caps on direct contributions to candidates and political parties.

    READ MORE »
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/03/us/politics/supreme-court-ruling-on-campaign-

  120. Jerry says:

    Alex Miller a regular contributor to the Day Keeper Journal; a well respected astrological website, posted an article yesterday referring to the Russian chart of December 25, 1991, the time and date of Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev’s resignation. The exact moment of Gorbachev’s resignation set in motion for Western and other nations within a few hours to officially announce their recognition of Russia and the other former republics. As an astrologer, Alex is not alone in recognizing this chart as Russia’s official birth as a sovereign nation. A number of astrologers are equally inclined to view this chart as legitimate. What makes it so compelling is that Russia’s natal Uranus in this chart stands at 13 ’18 Capricorn, making it a prominent force to contend with during the period of the mid to late April cardinal grand cross square. Here then is Russia’s chart set for December 25, 1991.

    http://www.astrologyweekly.com/countries/russia.php

    And here is Alex Miller’s article:

    The Cardinal Grand Cross: You Ain’t Seen Nuthin’ Yet

    by Alex Miller on April 1, 2014

    Late April will witness one of the rarest celestial alignments of our, or any, era. An astrological Grand Cross in Cardinal Signs is forming, incorporating the volatile Uranus/Pluto square, the defining aspect of our times. At 13 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, the Cross highlights the USA’s natal Sun/Saturn square, putting America directly under the gun of this configuration, and perhaps provoking extreme manifestations which will impact the collective for a long time to come.

    Cast for 3:20 PM EDT in Washington DC, the moment of the fifth exact square between Uranus and Pluto, the Cross at that time is slightly out of frame, with retrograde Mars still at 14 Libra for a few hours before passing rearward to make the Cross exact, but this slight imperfection actually grounds the chart much more closely to the US’ own, which has Saturn at that same 14 Libra degree.

    Continued…….

    http://www.daykeeperjournal.com/2014/04/the-cardinal-grand-cross-crimea/

  121. Jerry says:

    PS In the Dec 25, 1991 Russian chart note the placement of Pluto’s 21 Scorpio degree in the 4th house. This is where Saturn will be transiting during the mid to late April period.

  122. Bob says:

    The court’s decision has brought us to the point in time where the general population MUST become actively involved in the voting process if we do not want the country to become a Plutocracy. We have the numbers to defeat the handful of Plutocrats and their followers but the numbers only work if we exercise the freedoms we still have.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9uD4bkx-JM

  123. Bob says:

    http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/04/a-civil-day-on-the-bench-for-opinions-on-the-impolite-world-of-campaign-finance/

    http://tinyurl.com/kt9bnez

    Mark Walsh Courtroom

    Posted Wed, April 2nd, 2014 12:00 pm

    At about 10:04 a.m., it’s time to buckle our seat belts low and tight across our waists for the second opinion of the day, which will take us through considerably more turbulent skies.

    The Chief Justice announces that he has the opinion in McCutcheon. For those of us in the courtroom, it’s not clear immediately that it is only a plurality opinion.

  124. Bob says:

    http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/04/opinion-analysis-freeing-more-political-money/

    http://tinyurl.com/muebgn8

    Lyle Denniston Reporter

    Posted Wed, April 2nd, 2014 12:15 pm

    The ruling will go into effect, formally, in twenty-five days unless the Court were to take the rare step of agreeing to reconsider it. Thus, it seems sure to operate through the months remaining in this year’s congressional campaigns, and for the presidential campaign in 2016, likely to begin in 2015 if not before. The ruling only applies to federal elections, because all that was at issue was a federal law.

  125. Sergey says:

    Russia is an ancient nation that existed before the Soviet Union though, is it usual to be using the birth chart of it’s most recent incarnation?

  126. Bob says:

    Remember – Dollars are dollars but not votes. Only votes are votes. And we have the numbers but we have to vote to win.

    We must elect a Democratic President in 2016 because of probable Supreme Court vacancies. And have Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress to approve his nominations to have a chance of reversing Citizens United and have the Congress pass legislation barring all outside money from contributing to candidates campaigns, allowing them to be funded by the publics money (tax dollars) in equal amounts to all.

  127. will says:

    Bob,

    “Remember – Dollars are dollars but not votes. Only votes are votes. And we have the numbers but we have to vote to win.”

    Hear! Hear!

  128. Bob says:

    Sergey,

    Were you in Mission Impossible 4 – “Ghost”? You rescued Bogdan from the Russian prison in Moscow.

    We use The Sibly chart, Washington’s inauguration chart, and each President’s oath of office chart to track events for the U.S., why not multiple charts for other countries?

  129. kdez says:

    Uh-oh. Here we go? CNN headline at http://www.cnn.com/
    “It could happen in 12 hours – NATO warns about Russia’s ‘massive’ buildup”

  130. Bob says:

    Sibly relocated to the Supreme Court Building has an East Point (90 degree square to the MC in right ascension) at 50°50′. Transit Saturn at 10:04 am, EDT, Apr 2, 2014, was on the West Point at 50°47′. In other words transit Saturn squared the MC of the most commonly used chart for the U.S. when the Supreme Court ruling on federal campaign contributions was presented.

  131. Bob says:

    That is the progressed relocated Sibly chart having transit Saturn square the MC.

  132. Lorrie U says:

    Jerry – Thanks for posting the Alex Miller article. I noticed another post he recently had which is also very helpful…

    The Cardinal Cross—We Are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For
    (…)
    “We are needed, that is all we can know. And though we meet resistance, we more so will meet great souls who will hail us, love us and guide us, and we will know them when they appear. Didn’t you say you were a believer? Didn’t you say you pledged to listen to a voice greater? Didn’t you ask for grace? Don’t you remember that to be in grace means to submit to the Voice greater? You have all the resource you need to ride any wave, to surface from any trough.” ~Clarissa Pinkola Estes

  133. Todd Bennett says:

    I too, could be in Kiev in 12 hours. I too, am not planning on invading, and Breedlove needs to be quiet now, or Obama will do to him what Clinton did to Clark. In fact my understanding is he probably will.

  134. Todd Bennett says:

    Now for a look at media not influenced by the need to shock.

    http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_02/Victor-Yanukovych-hopes-that-Crimea-may-again-become-part-of-Ukraine-7073/

    In other words, substitute Yanukovych for Putin and you have the story. Putin bought Crimea, decided he did not want it, and is sending his puppet to Wal-Mart with the receipt. For those of you keeping score, THIS IS THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF ESCALATION.

    I do not know if they have the power to do it, but if they can, CNN needs to be shut down by the government for national security destabilization.

  135. Todd Bennett says:

    You read that correctly.

  136. Sharon Katz says:

    The SC ruling is shameful! The playing field has just become even more unlevel! You are right, Bob, we MUST get out the vote!!! Maybe this happened to fire us up! Thank God Obamacare is doing ok thus far.

  137. Stefanie Weiss says:

    Active shooting at Fort Hood. Oh this month, this terrifying month getting worse every hour.

  138. alex says:

    Excerpt Email – Disclose Petition

    http://www.jeffmerkley.com/petition/disclose-the-big-money/

    Friends

    They’ve done it again. Today, the Supreme Court struck down another critical campaign finance rule — lifting the limit on the total giving by wealthy individuals. Once again, they’re putting the interests of the rich and the powerful ahead of the rest of us.

    But the good news is that there’s still an opportunity to turn the tide in another area; and it wouldn’t take an Act of Congress. I’ve called on the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue regulations to require public corporations to disclose what they spend on politics.

    Already, 73,660 people have signed this critical petition.

    Please join us. Sign the petition: Tell the SEC to issue new campaign finance rules for corporations right now.

    Onwards!

  139. Sharon Katz says:

    So sorry to hear about the shooting at Ft. Hood – they said multiple fatalities and unknown # of injured…in a sense this is a mental health issue, but in another way, he who lives by the sword….we have a war & weapons oriented society.

  140. thrasybulus says:

    Has anyone any idea why Iran would build a 2/3′s size, non-functioning replica of an American Nimitz class nuclear aircraft carrier? They say it is for a movie.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/social-climber-iran-building-fake-aircraft-carrier/story?id=23017360

    I had not given it much thought until I read this article today.

    “Freescale Semiconductor is a major US defense contractor based in Austin, Texas. Twenty of its employees were aboard flight MH 370: 12 Malaysian and 8 Chinese.

    Freescale’s “key applications and end-markets include: automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices.
    Its commercial products, the company says, meet [the] requirements of applications such as:
    * Battlefield communications
    * Avionics
    * HF through L- and S-Band radar
    * Missile guidance
    * Electronic warfare and
    * Identification, friend or foe (IFF)
    Electronic warfare is something most people will not have heard of. New electronic weapons (EW’s) allow jamming, blinding, deafening and even allegedly a new technology termed “cloaking” which uses a hexagonal array of glass-like panels to bend light around an object, obscuring it from view. Just like an “invisibility cloak” in a Hollywood sci-fi thriller says http://www.military.com. ”

    http://www.dailypost.vu/content/passengers%E2%80%99-backgrounds-may-hold-key-mystery-vanished-malaysian-airlines-flight-mh370

    Jackson’s earlier linked article satifies completely my rational mind as to the explanation for flight 370′s disappearance and there is no reason to believe that these scientists had any special knowledge. However, I cannot escape the multiple coincidences with Nostradamus’ prophecies, or rather my runaway imagination of their interpretations.

    IFF-identification friend or foe? How much would our naval forces delay firing on a ship that looked like ours but was not emitting an IFF signal? Even if forwarned, it seems impossible to me that a navy officer would not delay as long as possible before firing, with the possibility that the aircraft carrier might be ours with thousands of Americans aboard.

  141. Jerry says:

    Hi Sergey,

    You raised an interesting point. From my what I have gathered, the inception of a nation should reflect current trends and mode of thinking. To use an example; the Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus discovering the continent of North America is a good reference point. This historical event occurred on October 12, 1492, 9 days before the great “Plutonic solar eclipse” of October 21, 1492. This 10/21/1492 eclipse conjoined Pluto and the nodes (destiny points). The path of the eclipse remarkably enough occurred in the exact location of Columbus’s land discovery. As one article explains….

    “…..A Plutonic Solar Eclipse is not a completely rare thing, it happens from time to time. But in Scorpio one might say it is relatively rare because Pluto isn’t in Scorpio that often (twelve years every 236). The eclipse of 1492 did not just lead to the formation of the United States (which is something to celebrate) but it also created new races.”

    http://nightssky.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/historical-event-solar-eclipse-of-october-1492/

    Although the 10/21/1492 chart could be said to describe the events prevalent at the time, it does not accurately portray current natal conditions.

  142. Jerry says:

    Typo: Please read instead “From what I have gathered”

  143. starlight says:

    Putin defies Obama and arms Assad

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-02/putin-defies-obama-in-syria-as-arms-fuel-assad-resurgence.html

    “Russia is now doing everything to ensure that Assad wins convincingly,” Alexei Malashenko, a Middle East analyst at the Moscow Carnegie Center, said by phone. “If Russia can show it’s capable of carrying out its own foreign policy, regardless of America’s wishes, it will be a major achievement for Putin.”

  144. will says:

    Starlight,

    Re: Putin arming Assad

    Fucking insane!

  145. Lorrie U says:

    Thrasybulus – Very interesting info contained in your post re. MH370! It does tend to make one wonder in light of the fact that not one shred of evidence exists that the aircraft has crashed. Kind of like The Philadelphia Experiment in which they said a ship just disappeared, an alleged military experiment that is said to have been carried out by the U.S. Navy at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard during WWII.

    Since there are so many conspiracy theories, some of which admittedly hold some plausible possibilities, one doesn’t want to just jump on the bandwagon on most of them.

    This article, however, reminds me of The Philadelphia Experiment which of course has been debunked, as most of them are. The article also made me remember when I personally met Wes Bateman years ago who wrote a very understandable book of how spaceships operate and can enter our atmosphere. You might enjoy his website…

    http://www.rodcdavis.com/Bateman_Knowledge_from_the_Stars_Intro-1.html

    He also talked of the frequency of Pi vs. Psi. He said the Pi frequency could bring back hearing to those who are deaf because of how the frequency works on the brain. He then played a recording of Greensleeves in both frequencies. I closed my eyes and although I could not detect anything noticeable, I did at some point feel a major shift happen in my brain and a lightness.

  146. Jerry says:

    Hi Lorrie,

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading the Lorna Bevan article you submitted: “The Cardinal Cross—We Are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For”. Thank you. The quote you enclosed, the one by Clarissa Pinkola Estes which appears at the very end (of the article), has an insightful lead-up comment which I think should also be included. It is equally relevant……

    Aim to Be Resourceful, Not Comfortable

    When change happens, it’s easy to keep struggling to retrieve old situations and comfort zones. This keeps you stuck in the past. So instead of reverting to old habits, ask yourself: how can I feel more resourceful so I can handle the challenge of the unknown and the ambiguity in this new set of circumstances?

  147. Jerry says:

    Just a quick follow-up to the above. How does one become more “resourceful” is a logical question one may ask. Here’s one particular technique I find to be extremely helpful. It puts you in a more introspective, deeper place:

    Self Healing Meditation
    by E Tolle

    The more consciousness you bring into the body, the stronger the immune system, becomes. It is as if every cell awakens and rejoices. The body loves your attention. It is also a potent form of self-healing. It is not only your physical immune system that becomes strengthened; your psychic immune system is greatly enhanced as well.

    There is a simple but powerful self-healing meditation that you can do whenever you feel the need to boost your immune system. It is particularly effective if used when you feel the first symptoms of an illness, but it also works with illnesses that are already entrenched if you use it at frequent intervals and with an intense focus. It will also counteract any disruption of your energy field by some form of negativity. However, it is not a substitute for the moment-to-moment practice of being in the body; otherwise, its effect will only be temporary. Here it is.

    When you are unoccupied for a few minutes, and especially last thing at night before falling asleep and first thing in the morning before getting up, “flood” your body with consciousness. Close your eyes. Lie flat on your back…….

    Continued….

    http://communicate.eckharttolle.com/news/2013/09/05/self-healing-meditation/

  148. Fe says:

    Will:

    What the Bloomberg article means to me is that Russia is making no pretense anymore in their arming Syria, now that Crimea is out of the bag. What the ultimate irony is that it was OUR war in Afghanistan that morally, psychologically and physically drained our armies, on top of a cratered economy, and that was done during the Bush Cheney regime. Obama is holding together our foreign policy while it’s on a lifeboat,, the ocean liner of the ship of state having been driven into an iceberg by the neocons.

  149. Todd Bennett says:

    The Fort Hood incident is upsetting for more reasons than one.
    Obviously the good people of Killeen, TX don’t deserve this. Not again. But more disturbing to me is the idea that the shooter was actively seeking mental help. This means that he knew full well what was going on was not right, and was trying to fight his growing psychosis.

    It could also mean that we are programming people to do certain things overseas, things that the individual knows are not right and actively seeks to purge from his or her psyche. But Ivan Lopez failed to pull that one off. The question is, are we doing something that literally takes a person out of the driver’s seat of their own actions? If so, why? The thought that Lopez killed three people through a mentally involuntary act is a shuddering thought, but one that must be investigated.

  150. alex says:

    Mike Thompson brings the Roberts Corporate Court demise of democracy into clear iconic focus – it could spark a counter-movent and should be posted everywhere in real world (not just virtual web world ) side of buildings, sides of buses, as product insertion in tv broadcast sitcoms & dramas, and Hollywood movies, as a flag, bumper sticker banners, window displays etc etc ….. when an image says “EVERYTHING” you don’t need profession PR for the public to get the message…. this is an opportunity;

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/dk-production/images/76227/large/Mike_Thompson__Detroit_Free_Press_(C)_2014.jpg?1396542562

    Sharon Wraight, of dkos, does excellent job of highlighting selections of Justice Breyer’s dissent opinion signed with Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Kagan, in the 5-4 McCutcheon v FEC decision:

    http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/12-536_e1pf.pdf

    [Roberts, Scalia, Alito, Kennedy & Thomas's] conclusion:
    * rests upon its own, not a record-based, view of the facts.
    * Its legal analysis is faulty: It misconstrues the nature of the competing constitutional interests at stake.
    * It understates the importance of protecting the political integrity of our governmental institutions.
    * It creates a loophole that will allow a single individual to contribute millions of dollars to a political party or to a candidate’s campaign. …

    Today’s decision eviscerates our Nation’s campaign finance laws, leaving a remnant incapable of dealing with the grave problems of democratic legitimacy that those laws were intended to resolve.

  151. will says:

    Fe,

    I resonate with your reasoning – its just horridly unfortunate.

  152. alex says:

    Nancy Pelosi quote criticizing the Mc-Money Ruling

    (SCOTUS decision of McCutcheon v. FEC)

    “Our founders sacrificed everything their lives, their liberty, their sacred honor for a democracy, for a government of the many, not a government of the money.”

  153. alex says:

    (re-districted) District #1 CA – 2014 Election

    For US Congress:
    Democrat Heidi Hall vs Republican Doug LaMalfa

    https://twitter.com/Vote_Heidi

    Heidi Hall is running for U.S. Congress in 2014, in a bid to loosen the GOP stranglehold on California’s District 1 in the northeast part of the State.

    Heidi has worked in public service for her whole life in Federal and State environmental and resource agencies.

    https://twitter.com/Vote_Heidi

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

    DOB, July 2, 1960

    Doug La Malfa is the CA branch of the GOP evangelical extreme conservative right wing in everything and in the war on women.

  154. alex says:

    (re-districted) District #1 CA – 2014 Election

    For US Congress:
    Democrat Heidi Hall vs Republican Doug LaMalfa

    https://twitter.com/Vote_Heidi

    Heidi Hall is running for U.S. Congress in 2014, in a bid to loosen the GOP stranglehold on California’s District 1 in the northeast part of the State.

    Heidi has worked in public service for her whole life in Federal and State environmental and resource agencies.

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

    DOB, July 2, 1960

    Doug La Malfa is the CA branch of the GOP evangelical extreme conservative right wing in everything and in the war on women.

  155. alex says:

    2014 Election – CA District #1

    Democrat Heidi Hall vs. Republican Doug LaMalfa

    Get to Know Doug LaMalfa (Doug LaMalfa R-CA represents reactionary politics and toxic ideology)

    http://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/government/article_54c7a04e-1843-11e3-8087-001a4bcf887a.html

    ActBlue for Heidi Hall

    https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/heidihall

    I was born and raised in Northern California, I can’t imagine a better place to make a home and I won’t be supporting efforts to rip California apart instead of doing the hard work to find real solutions to address North State issues. We really can do better and if you agree, please consider supporting a PROUD Californian for Congress with a contribution to my campaign.

  156. alex says:

    Because the Corporate Court SCOTUS decision for McMoney legal case (Mccutcheon v FEC) was a foregone conclusion I’m using as the chart the date when it was granted Certiorari (application to be heard by SCOTUS) it is the same method I used for Bush v. Gore… when I charted, the date it was granted CERT, because it too was a foregone conclusion; that chart, Bush v Gore, best narrated what heretofore had been the circumstances and conditions of US which morphed into the ‘new’ US bearings (the act of enduring and in reference or relation to the manner in which something conducts or carries itself)

    you can take a first impression from the 2013 SCOPE of the case as it was aligned with ‘friends of the court’ amicus briefs, Koch Brothers Cato Institute etc etc and for the other side the FEC, from the ‘Proceedings and Orders’ list:

    http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/mccutcheon-v-federal-election-commission/

    Proceedings and Orders: shows the reactionary politics & toxic ideology ‘actors’ list

    McMoney was granted CERT:
    4/1/2013 (10:01AM, Supreme Court Building)

    the aspect between 2013 Pluto and USA Pluto @27 Capricorn arc was 15 degrees which reminded me to choose the CERT CHART rather than yesterday’s decision date (or the date the case was argued)

    Midheaven @20 Aquarius
    Ascendant @14 Gemini

    McMoney Yod:

    Apex – Jupiter

    Jupiter @11 Gemini
    inconjunct
    Pluto @11 Capricorn
    Saturn 10 Scorpio (Poseidon @10 Scorpio, dogmatism, obfuscating propaganda appealing to the lower instincts)

  157. alex says:

    the scope of Citizen’s United thru McMoney when SCOTUS’ brings its extra-judicial entirely taking control over the US Constitution from the other branches of government, can be viewed in starcats charts and McMoney chart:

    http://starcats.com/CH/SCOTUSrule.gif

    http://starcats.com/Citizens_United_v_FEC.html

    McMoney:
    Four days after almost every Republican candidate danced the hootchie-koo in Las Vegas to try and gain the support of a single, skeevy casino gazillionnaire, the SCOTUS majority tells us that there is no “appearance of corruption” in this; unless somebody gets caught putting a slot machine in the Lincoln Bedroom on behalf of Sheldon Adelson. Money talks! ~ esquire magazine

  158. alex says:

    oops – should read:

    the scope of Citizen’s United thru McMoney can be viewed entirely in StarCats charts and the McMoney chart: these charts unveil SCOTUS’ bringing the Robert’s Court extra-judicial coup taking control over the other branches of our Constitutional government

  159. Sharon Katz says:

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/03/us/severe-weather/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

    Well, the tornadoes have started – kind of worried about this kind of thing as we move further into April.

  160. Sharon Katz says:

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/03/us/severe-weather/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

    Well, the tornadoes have started – kind of worried about this kind of thing as we move further into April.

  161. clymela box says:

    Sharon Katz-as I listened to the weather reports I was reminded of something my mother would say: April is the cruelest month. Blizzards for some and tornadoes for others.

  162. Jerry says:

    The following is a channeled message on the potential mid April changes coming up. The language is a bit obscure and archaic (almost biblical) and the source is not something I am familiar with, but the import of the messages are of hope and joy – so perhaps there may be something to be gleaned from it…….

    Grand Event – The Beginning – April 15th Blood Moon – Pleiades
    by annamerkaba on March 31, 2014

    On April 15th a magnanimous event shall unfold before earthlings. An event of such proportions that the world has not seen eons past. The event that shall be known in recorded history as that which has come and that which has gone and that which has returned and that which has risen from the ashes of the past into the newly formed UNITY of the ones to come.

    For the event of the magnanimous proportions, shall strip mankind of all their EGO, shall strip mankind of all their knowledge of eons past. For all shall be stripped away, and only the raw, true, nature remain. The stripping away of the veil of the illusionary world that they have found themselves to be a part of. And the truth of their kind be revealed to them yet again.

    Continued…….

    http://sacredascensionmerkaba.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/grand-event-the-beginning-april-15th-blood-moon-pleiades/

  163. Bob says:

    For months I have had a feeling that the mid April period would be experienced like something related to ‘the second coming’ or would usher in such a period but have kept it to myself.

    Just nice to take a break from death and destruction for a change.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNfqfqe_W0A#t=183

    President Obama travels to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and delivers remarks explaining the critical importance of raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10. April 2, 2014.

  164. alex says:

    One for the ages by Len Wallick

    http://planetwaves.net/news/astrology-with-len-wallick/love-or-confusion-venus-enters-pisces/#more-75486

    4/5/2014 Venus ingress Pisces
    first aspect
    conjunction
    Nessus in Pisces

  165. tetramorph says:

    A good read on Venus in Pisces over at Willow’s Web:

    http://willowsweb.blogspot.com/

  166. Lorrie U says:

    United States Is Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading to Poor, UN Report Charges

    The UN Human Rights Committee says the U.S. should stop criminalizing homeless people for being homeless.

    “I’m just simply baffled by the idea that people can be without shelter in a country, and then be treated as criminals for being without shelter,” said Sir Nigel Rodley, chairman of the committee in closing statements on the U.S. review. “The idea of criminalizing people who don’t have shelter is something that I think many of my colleagues might find as difficult as I do to even begin to comprehend.”

    http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/un-human-rights-committee-united-states-cruel-inhuman-and-degrading-poor

  167. Lorrie U says:

    Occupy Movement Back at it with Launch of #WaveofAction

    The Worldwide Wave aims to bring global change-makers together to create a new paradigm to evolve society.

    http://www.nationofchange.org/occupy-movement-back-it-launch-waveofaction-1396625199

  168. Lorrie U says:

    April 2014 Forecast by Mythic Zodiac

    http://www.mythiczodiac.com/

  169. Jerry says:

    April Could Bring War & Big Down Days in Stock Market.
    by Larry Schwimme

    Apr 2, 2014

    Putin, Merkel, Obama Get Ready to Rumble!

    World leaders are now expressing both their concerns and anxiety about the estimated 30,000 Russian troops currently positioned near Ukraine’s eastern border. Despite reassurances from Russia’s defense minister that the Russian Army will not move further into Ukraine, both Ukrainians and many observers fear a Russian invasion is imminent.

    After looking at the dangerous planet alignment in the sky and astrology charts of such heads of state as Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel and Barack Obama, there is reason to be concerned about war, upheaval in our financial system and rebellion in our society.

    Continued…….

    http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/04/april-could-bring-war-and-big-down-days-in-stock-market/

  170. Jerry says:

    Tensions are emerging in the economic sector …

    U.S. Warns Of More Economic Sanctions If Russia Continues To Attack Petro-Dollar

    Examiner
    April 4, 2014

    With Russia concluding three major oil agreements over the past two weeks which will allow nations like China, India, and Iran to buy and sell oil in currencies other than the dollar, the Obama Administration on April 4 responded with a threat of more economic sanctions on Russia if Vladimir Putin doesn’t back down from these arrangements, and stop his attacks on the reserve currency and Petro-Dollar.

    From the Obama Administration:

    *U.S. has warned Russia, Iran against possible oil barter deal
    *U.S. says any such deal would trigger sanctions
    *U.S. has conveyed concerns to the Iranian govt through all channels.

    - Zerohedge

    http://www.examiner.com/article/u-s-warns-of-more-economic-sanctions-if-russia-continues-to-attack-petro-dollar?cid=rss

  171. Todd Bennett says:

    Schwimmer is out of line and will need to edit this. Nobody has ever made any comment that they were willing to consider military action if Putin invades Ukraine. I intend to contact him about it tomorrow, as this can not be tolerated.

  172. Todd Bennett says:

    Larry is of course free to print what he wants, and I am free to respectfully request that his post reflects the truth.

    http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_04_04/Russia-and-the-West-have-reversed-the-roles-We-are-a-beacon-of-free-speech-now-Dmitry-Kiselyov-8215/

    Tell me what is false about this.

    Point 3, worry about North Korea. I have told people on this board for months, it is NK. Again people, they might be a tripwire for some major trouble. My particular concern is one of our carriers, although of course that is a psychic impression, not based on any intel.

  173. Todd Bennett says:

    Peace to all.

  174. Lorrie U says:

    HELP US FIGHT THE RIGHT

    The right-wing conspiracy doesn’t just have its sights set on bringing down a Democratic presidency or a potential one. In 2014, they’re trying to use lies to regain control of Congress so they can take away people’s access to health care and erect more barriers to voting. We can work together to stop them.

    At American Bridge and Correct The Record, we’re fighting back: holding Republicans accountable for what they say and do. We’re fighting lies with the truth, and fiction with facts. Be part of the effort to fight the right.

    http://correcttherecord2016.com/fight-the-right/

  175. Sharon Katz says:

    I enjoyed the mythic zodiac article, Lorrie — thanks :-)

  176. Lorrie U says:

    Chirp! Chirp! Hoping to hear little birdiea singing…

    Reality Slaps Chris Christie in The Face as Feds Convene Grand Jury

    The Feds Are Closing In On Chris Christie as Bridgegate Investigation Turns Criminal

    Twenty-three jurors convened in a federal courthouse in Newark today to hear testimony from a key staff member, Christie press secretary Mike Drewniak, whose lawyer, Anthony Iacullo, said Drewniak was not a target of the investigation.

    The convening of the grand jury is evidence that the U.S. Attorney’s investigation has progressed beyond an inquiry and moved to the criminal phase.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2014/04/04/feds-closing-chris-christie-bridgegate-investigation-turns-criminal.html

  177. Lorrie U says:

    “birdies”…

  178. Todd Bennett says:

    The thing is, and they know it, is the longer Obamacare goes the more good will be seen out of it. By election time the views on it will be 50-50 or a net positive for Dems. It only takes ONE early discovered curable cancer, with insurance not previously enjoyed, to turn a whole family into Obamalovers. As social Security is the third rail of politics, so shall Obamacare be the fourth. Don’t believe me? (B.A. that means you) Go to Canada and see how long you last trying to take theirs away.

  179. Todd Bennett says:

    In the meantime, do remember one thing about this blasted cross-it is the fifth of seven. We have had these before. As far as the second coming, well, no man knows the time or date-astrologers included.

  180. lunagardener says:

    Lorrie U This initiative has all the appearances of a Psy Op., a carefully staged propaganda campaign to create confusion and channel people into manipulated protest movements. http://www.globalresearch.ca/propaganda-psy-op-worldwide-wave-of-action-the-global-springbegins/5372295

  181. Jerry says:

    Hi Todd,

    I fail to see anything objectionable in Larry Schwimmer’s observations. He’s just stating the obvious.

    I would suggest reviewing these things in a positive light. What is being presented to us may be a rare opportunity to overcome our short-comings and shift into a more balanced, holistic approach. Out with the old – and in with the new.

  182. Jerry says:

    ….kind of like a taking quantum leap in human relations. Similar to the way women gained their rights over the past hundred years or so (click on the following 1 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFd9ppXoudI only this will transcend all barriers and will be felt almost immediately. It’s all about awareness.

  183. alex says:

    Does this explain the decade plus of ‘autopsy’ tv drama broadcast programs promoted/produced from corporate networks…. to hardened the negative ‘right’ and their aversion to disgust keeping them hyper-vigilant turning them into vigilantes?

    excerpt

    …. according to Hibbing, to what he calls a “negativity bias” on the right conservatives, Hibbing’s research suggests, go through the world more attentive to negative, threatening, and disgusting stimuli—and then they adopt tough, defensive, and aversive ideologies to match that perceived reality

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/04/inquiring-minds-john-hibbing-physiology-ideology

  184. alex says:

    influence – continued

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

    Pres. Wilson – Committee on Public Information

    Propaganda and American Democracy (Media and Public Affairs)
    by Nancy Snow (amazon)

    Propaganda has become an inescapable part of modern American society. On a daily basis, news outlets, politicians, and the entertainment industry with motives both dubious and well-intentioned launch propagandistic appeals.

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

    Operation Mockingbird was a secret campaign by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to influence media.