Russian Land Grab

The theft of Crimea is well underway, with the rigged referendum and subsequent Russian annexation now history. In what at first seemed a spiteful temper tantrum from Vladimir Putin after his frightened puppet, Victor Yanukovych, ran away from the ruins of a failing autocratic regime, is now morphing into an escalating clash between Russia and the West.  The first shot across the bow in response to Putin’s aggression came with the announcement of US and European sanctions against several prominent Russians and Ukrainians involved in the Crimean situation.  More sanctions are now likely with Russia’s move to annex Crimea into the Russian Federation. And hovering over the entire situation are the Russian troops lined up along the Ukrainian eastern and southern border, as well as the Russian provocateurs that are actively engaged in sowing violence and dissent in eastern Ukraine.  Should Putin decide to further enlarge his land grab, a full-scale economic war seems likely, with military confrontation within Ukraine also increasingly possible.

Astrologically, we have been in a high tension period since mid-February 2014 with the advent of the protracted Jupiter/Uranus square, which runs through late April 2014 and is the first extended Jupiter/Uranus hard aspect since the Cuban Missile crisis in the final months of 1962. Moreover, the US has been in a building power struggle since early February and continuing through most of May 2014, due to the Pluto station opposite USchartthe US Sun. As these aspects tighten and others join in, as of March 20, we enter a “red zone”, astrologically speaking, that will extend through April, and, to some degree, into May.

On March 20, the 2014 Spring Equinox will become the birth chart for the astrological year. Strong aspects to the angles of this chart, when drawn for the capital city of a country, imply potent and often transformative events in that country during the course of the year. Situations are often made manifest when a forceful planet actually crosses the degree of the angle. In Kiev, for example, the Spring chart has Uranus (11Aries48) square to the MC (12Cancer07), completing the exact square by transit as of March 27, then beginning to wane but likely still strong enough to be triggered by the Sun/Uranus conjunction from March 31 to April 2. This configuration suggests fast-paced and transformative events impacting the country (MC) from March 20 through April 2, with the final few days likely to be quite explosive. springequinox14kiev

Also noteworthy, are transits to the Ukrainian birth chart, which show Saturn currently square to the natal Moon (22Aquarius09) from March 16 through April 9, suggesting grief and anxiety experienced by the people. Interestingly, it is May that may bring rebellion or renewed violence against the newly created status quo. In the Ukraine chart, progressed Mars is square to natal Uranus (10Capricorn06) through 2014. This will be strongly activated by the Mars station through most of May. Moreover, in the Spring chart for Kiev, the same Mars station will essentially sit on the Ascendant (9Libra24) for the entire month. ukraine

In the US, the protracted Pluto opposition to the US Sun (13Cancer19), building in intensity from early February through late May 2014, at present seems to describe the emerging power struggle with Russia. This confrontation is likely to go into overdrive with the transit of Uranus square to the US Sun from March 31 through April 16, bringing precipitous, disruptive and potent circumstances that demand action. The transiting Sun conjunction to Uranus and square to Pluto will likely trigger this volatile configuration from March 31 to April 2, as will the transit of Mercury on April 14. In addition, this process will be further exacerbated by the strong push toward a much bigger US footprint, described by Jupiter conjunct the US Sun, from April 9 through April 19. Transiting Mars will square the US Sun from April 20 to April 24, as it also make hard aspects to Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto, signifying a wave of explosive and disruptive events in many parts of the world.

In the Spring chart drawn for Washington, DC, we find further evidence of developments that directly impact the US and her citizens, causing disruption and swiftly unfolding springequinox14dcand transformative situations during the second half of April. Transiting Uranus will square the Ascendant of this chart (14Cancer07) from April 13 through May 1, and will be further strengthened by the bold and expansive Jupiter in conjunction to the Spring Ascendant from April 18 to April 26, as well as by the likely violence of Mars from April 19 to April 22. Whether these planetary combinations point to a sharp escalation in the conflict with Russia, to some kind of massive storm or geophysical event, or some other unexpected and transformative circumstance is unknown.

In the chart for the Russian Federation, we find natal Neptune at 13Capricorn48 and progressed Neptune at 13Capricorn11, with the progressed Sun just past the exact opposition to natal Neptune, exact on March 1. From mid-February through mid-April we find transiting Pluto reaching within 14 minutes of a conjunction to natal Neptune. Moreover, during April, transiting Uranus (April 6 to April 26) will square natal Neptune and transiting Jupiter will oppose it (April 14 to April 22). This over-stimulated Neptune in Russia’s chart suggests hyperbolic and delusional sentiment impacting the Russian people and Russian government from mid-February through most of April 2014. Putin’s appeals to uber-nationalism, his claims of Russian victimhood, his lies about attacks on ethnic Russians, as well as the Russian people’s susceptibility to this manipulation of their emotions, are all a part of this multi-pronged stimulation of natal Neptune. That these transits continue through April 22, suggests that this mood of intense nationalistic fervor and this largely distorted understanding of events will continue and increase for another month. russia

The Spring chart drawn for Moscow has the Ascendant at 13Libra28. It will be opposed by transiting Uranus from April 2 to April 20, suggesting unexpected and dramatic events that impact the Russian people in some way.  Perhaps the intensified sanctions will cause a sharp disruption in the Russian economy at this time. From April 13 through April 29, Uranus will move to oppose Putin’s Sun (13Libra56) while Jupiter simultaneously will square his Sun, from April 12 through April 23. Mars will conjunct his Sun from April 20 to April 24. It is very hard not to see this as Putin acting precipitously (Uranus), with exaggerated confidence and possibly recklessness (Jupiter) and ultimately potent aggression (Mars) during this period. Although Pluto does not quite reach the square to Putin’s Sun when it stations mid-month at 13Capricorn34, its potential to magnify this entire configuration into some kind of megalomaniacal power grab cannot be ignored. Although Putin claims that he will stop with Crimea, it is really hard to not see this entire situation escalating further in April, with him becoming overconfident (Jupiter) and willing to break with accepted behavior (Uranus), while messaging his countrymen with platitudes about reclaiming Russia’s greatness and power (Neptune).

Much of the energy from these situations will dissipate as we move into May, but no one will be very happy with the outcome, and, to some extent, the issues will remain unresolved. It also seems Ukraine will continue its struggle through May, but again without a very satisfying result. Both Uranus and Pluto will return to 13 degrees of the cardinal signs from roughly October 2014 through February 2015, likely reigniting some of the stress and confrontation that began this winter. That period in late 2014 and early 2015 will bring the final clash of the Uranus/Pluto square that has been reshaping the world, fomenting grass-roots rebellions and profound clashes against the various entrenched power structures, since 2011.

281 comments

  1. Todd Bennett says:

    So what we are about to see are disruptive trade embargoes at the least then if it is Russia, which I doubt. I have a very strong media source that says we will sign a U.N. Security Council Resolution to Federalize Ukraine. In return we get to take on Syria,(off the record) but one thing too, you break it you buy it. Putin took Crimea, but the Tartars may have some surprises for him. I have a sense that riots are about to envelop Turkey, Spain UK, and Russia all at once though. My big concern here is an earthquake, Cali or central U.S.

  2. Todd Bennett says:

    OTOH if it is Russia Jupiter conjuncts our Ascendant and squares his Sun so advantage USA. Is there ANY good news, or cause for optimism?

  3. Teresa Hill says:

    Hi,
    Anne Ortelee says the plane will be found tomorrow or the 22nd. It’s like the perfect puzzle. Everything we find out is either taken back or can be used to indicate opposite things.

  4. Noelle says:

    I seem to recall that Nostrodamus predicted the fall of the Iron Curtain and that the US and Russia would become friends. However, this friendship would be short lived. Guess he was right on that one.

  5. Suzy says:

    Starlight…

    This sounds dreadful. Is there any calm period in the next two years where we get a breather? After all this stress and transformation we’ve been through and are going to go through–just to collect our wits?

    Do you see “The People” reclaming some power from runaway governments? Do you think the NSA Spying and Over reach of the Bankers and Wall Street will ever get corrected or even back in balance?

    Somehow I think much of what we are going through points back to massive Military Industrial Complex Over Reach instigating invasions to destabilize countries we have no right to involve ourselves with. And, its all interwoven with the Military Arms Suppliers, Global Banking along with Wall Street and the International Monetary Fund.

    Is this the lesson we needed to learn for involving ourselves militarily in these countries? And, if so, astrologically. do you see we citizens being able to regain control over our destiny in the near future?

    BTW…thanks again for all your astrological guidance through the years.

  6. barbk says:

    Well we’ve made it this far into the Clash of the Titans, it would be a shame to get up and leave now. We can face the picture bravely or sink into escapism of some sort, a popular choice for Russians it appears.

    will. .. I have it on good authority that cosmic crap is weightless. I’m counting on your vision though. Tomorrow as the Sun enters the sign of the individual Aries and leaves behind the collective sign of Pisces, asteroid Icarus will station retrograde just as he conjuncts Uranus, also in Aries. It should put the search efforts into a whole new frame of light, and reference.

    As for the scanning of the waters up until then, I believe it will serve us well in the future as new observations (from plane, ship and submarine) of the sea will provide data unavailable before now to begin the cleanup in earnest. It too will be multi-national in scope. God (and Neptune it would seem) works in mysterious ways.

  7. starlight says:

    Suzy – I think we get a breather between late May and early October and again after March 2015. I think the tension with Russia continues, a sort of mini Cold War through October 2015, when Pluto finally leaves the opposition to US Sun and the square to Putin’s Sun. That is my best guess for now. The Uranus square to US Sun should bring some significant wake up calls if we can heed them.

    I would remind everyone that the progressed Sun square to natal/progressed Uranus in the US chart brought Hurricane Sandy and Sandy Hook, as well as the demonstrations in Wisconsin and the Occupy Wall Street Movement. This will be transiting Uranus square the US Sun and could bring some similar types of events. Hard to say. But the Pluto opposition to US Sun seems, at least for now, to be about a power struggle with Russia.

  8. Sharon Katz says:

    Todd, what astrocartography leads you to see the possibility of an earth quake in the central U.S. That always scares me because of the New Madrid Fault/seismic zone located there. From Wikipedia: “In a report filed in November 2008, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency warned that a serious earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone could result in ‘the highest economic losses due to a natural disaster in the United States,’ further predicting ‘widespread and catastrophic’ damage across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and particularly Tennessee, where a 7.7 magnitude quake or greater would cause damage to tens of thousands of structures affecting water distribution, transportation systems, and other vital infrastructure.[20] The earthquake is expected to also result in many thousands of fatalities, with more than 4,000 of the fatalities expected in Memphis alone.”

  9. Sharon Katz says:

    The MS River would possibly be involved, too.

  10. Todd Bennett says:

    Not astrocartography Sharon, just pattern watching. But I don’t think Saturn is prevalent enough to be a major one, as previously mentioned in another article by Nancy, giving us hope that transformative can be a good thing too. Now to my rant:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1998621-tom-brady-and-gisele-bundchen-reportedly-selling-massive-year-old-la-estate

    14,000 sq ft. MAIN HOUSE. For what, her him and a child? 14,000 ft. Oh ya, he earned it, blah blah, do you know how many people can live in that amount of space? Just seems excessive. But, why are they selling it after having just built it?

  11. B.A. says:

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    Her comment baffled insurance officials, who said it runs counter to the industry’s consensus about next year.

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    These factors will have the unintended consequence of raising rates, sources said.

    “We’re exasperated,” said the senior insurance official. “All of these major delays on very significant portions of the law are going to change what it’s going to cost.”

    “My gut tells me that, for some people, these increases will be significant,” said Bill Hoagland, a former executive at Cigna and current senior vice president at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

    Hoagland said Sebelius was seeking to “soften up the American public” to the likelihood that premiums will rise, despite promises to the contrary.

    Republicans frequently highlight President Obama’s promise on the campaign trail to enact a healthcare law that would “cut the cost of a typical family’s premium by up to $2,500 a year.”

    “They’re going to have to backpedal on that,” said Hoagland, who called Sebelius’s comment a “pre-emptive strike.”

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    HHS didn’t comment for this article.

    Insurers will begin the process this spring by filing their rate proposals with state officials.

    Insurance commissioners will then release the rates sometime this summer, usually when they’re approved. Insurers could also leak their rates earlier as a political statement.

    In some states, commissioners have the authority to deny certain rate increases, which could help prevent the most drastic hikes.

    Either way, there will be a slew of bad headlines for the Obama administration just months before the election.

    “It’s pretty bad timing,” said one insurance official.

    Other health experts say predictions about premiums are premature.

    David Cutler, who has been called an architect of Obama-Care, said, “Health premiums increase every year, so the odds are very good that they will increase next year as well. None of that is news. The question is whether it will be a lot or a little. That depends in part on how big the insurers think the exchanges will be.”

    Jon Gruber, who also helped design the Affordable Care Act, said, “The bottom line is that we just don’t know. Premiums were rising 7 to 10 percent a year before the law. So the question is whether we will see a continuation of that sort of single digit increase, as Sebelius said, or whether it will be larger.”

    The White House and its allies have launched a full-court press to encourage healthy millennials to purchase coverage on the marketplaces.

    HHS announced this week that sign-ups have exceeded 5 million, a marked increase since March 1.

    White House press secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday claimed the administration has picked up the pace considerably, saying months ago reporters would have laughed if he “had said there would be 5 million enrollees by March 18.”

    It remains unclear how many of those enrollees lost their insurance last year because of the law’s mandates. Critics have also raised questions about how the administration is counting people who signed up for insurance plans.

    Political operatives will be watching premium increases this summer, most notably in states where there are contested Senate races.

    In Iowa, which hosts the first presidential caucus in the nation and has a competitive Senate race this year, rates are expected to rise 100 percent on the exchange and by double digits on the larger, employer-based market, according to a recent article in the Business Record.

    Sheila Timmons contributed.

    /This story was updated at 11:54

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/201136-obamacare-premiums-are-about-to-skyrocket#ixzz2wRegCiya
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  12. B.A. says:

    WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In what was described as a major ramping up of sanctions, Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Tuesday that the United States had frozen Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Netflix account, effective immediately.

    “Unless and until Mr. Putin calls off the annexation of Crimea, no more ‘House of Cards’ or ‘Orange Is the New Black’ for him,” Mr. Kerry said. “The United States will not stand by and reward the annexation of another sovereign nation with a policy of streaming as usual.”

    While all of the sanctions Mr. Kerry announced on Tuesday were Netflix-related, he warned Mr. Putin that “nothing is off the table.”

    “I’m sure I don’t need to remind the Russian President that ‘Game of Thrones’ is about to come back for another season,” he said. “As I have said, this thing could get very ugly, very fast.”

    ——————–

    Senior US administration official tells ‘Post’ that White House is shocked by comments minister made Tuesday when he said Obama has a “feeble” image in world.

    jpost.com

  13. Suzy says:

    B.A.

    That was supposed to be Comedy from Borowitz about Netflix freezing Putin’s Account.

    Just saying you might want to do a tag on that so people realize that.

  14. Todd Bennett says:

    B.A. you do realize that no matter how much you try your ideology won’t fly here. Obama frustrates me, but the news that he has EXPLICITLY ruled out military excursion in Ukraine is wonderful news. That makes him a hero to me, not weak or spineless. You do realize that two of the tenets of courage is critical thinking and sound judgment right?

    Put another way, the President of the United States just said that he put me before his ego, my family before his image. It takes pretty big cahones to do that, and I am grateful if we can avoid a war. Maybe this ungrateful country will get to enjoy a life free from total disaster a bit longer, God willing. The end of the world as we know it will not be launched by a Tonto but by a Lone Ranger. Be thankful this President has a spirit guide.

  15. alex says:

    http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-03-13/millions-may-avoid-obamacare-penalty-as-sign-up-deadline-looms

    EXCERPT

    Millions of people may be exempt from the requirement known as the individual mandate under rules issued by the Obama administration. Homeless people or homeowners who’ve been foreclosed upon can apply for an exemption. So can those whose utilities have been shut off, who have suffered domestic violence or who have experienced a death in their families.

    In December, the administration said people whose existing health plans had been canceled wouldn’t have to comply with the mandate.

    Last week, the government said that exemption will be extended through 2016. In a catch-all category, anybody who believes they’ve had a “hardship in obtaining insurance” can apply for an exemption — documentation is optional.

    http://newsroom.accenture.com/news/us-retail-health-clinics-expected-to-double-by-2015-according-to-accenture.htm

    EXCERPT

    By 2015, retail health clinics are projected to save the U.S. $800 million in annual costs and increase service capabilities to accommodate 10.8 million patient visits annually, according to the Accenture report.

  16. thrasybulus says:

    Noelle,

    Century 2 Quatrain 89
    One day the two great masters will be friends,
    Their great power will be seen increased:
    The new land will be at its high peak,
    To the bloody one the number recounted.

    Nostradamus does not seem to mention the length of a Russian-American comity.

    Read alone this quatrain seems to be a remarkably accurate description of the end of the Cold War, especially if you associate the “bloody one” as Gorbachev and his red birthmark.

    Read as part of a greater narrative I believe Nostradamus is trying to tell, it has a slightly different context. First of all, Russian power certainly did not grow as line 2 would indicate.

    American power certainly did at the expense of Russia and here we get back to associative themes.

    Century 3 Quatrain 1
    After combat and naval battle,
    The great Neptune in his highest belfry:
    Red adversary will become pale with fear,
    Putting the great Ocean in dread.

    Here we have come back to the naval battles that I talked about on the previous thread and initial defeats suffered by the West which angers them resulting in a war effort that will see the “new land”
    at its peak.

    This is reinforced if you consider Neptune as a symbol of USA since Neptune repeats the theme of a power at its peak. I don’t think it is too much of a stretch to connect the “red one” to the “bloody one”.

    As for Neptune being the USA;

    Century 1 Quatrain 50

    Of the aquatic triplicity there will be born
    One who will make of Thursday his holiday:
    His fame, praise, rule and power will grow,
    By land and sea a tempest to the East.

    “Aquatic triplicity” nicely conveys at least two meanings; Neptune’s trident; and a nation that borders three seas. Thanksgiving is our unique Thursday holiday. So, mistakenly or not, I equate the “new land”, Neptune, and America as one in the same within the quatrains.

  17. alex says:

    How Cat-Loving Sleuths Found an Accused Killer Sadist

    http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/animal-instinct-how-cat-loving-sleuths-found-an-accused-killer-sadist-20140319#ixzz2wRwH7chZ

    EXCERPT

    The concept of the online sleuth is gaining momentum. From Susan Galbreath, a Kentucky housewife who became obsessed with the murder of local woman Jessica Currin, and began collecting clues and eventually getting a tip on a MySpace page to catch her killers, to blogger Alexandria Goddard grabbing screen captures of tweets in the aftermath of the Steubenville rape, the Internet is a breeding ground for budding Sherlocks. As long as citizens do not attempt to be vigilantes, and stick to gathering evidence and not publically identifying a suspect, the police are ambivalent about amateur sleuths — saying two things — don’t interfere in the investigation, and information is a one-way street. The sleuths can tell them things, but they will get nothing in return.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/animal-instinct-how-cat-loving-sleuths-found-an-accused-killer-sadist-20140319?google_editors_picks=true

    in Montana, attorney Roger Renville was surfing the Best Gore site and saw the video. He had never heard of Luka Magnotta or kitten killing videos, but he watched the entire 1 Lunatic, 1 Ice Pick video and believed it was real. He searched for online videos which used “True Faith” as a soundtrack and found Luka’s name. Then he matched up a ring Luka was wearing in a picture found on Photobucket to a ring the killer was wearing in the video. By late Saturday night, he had called the Denver police department (Renville read an account that a former roommate of Magnotta’s had once killed a man there). On Sunday, he called Miami PD, and then Toronto PD, the latter of whom told the Toronto Star’s website that they did receive a call from Renville, but that his report was vague.

    On May 29th, residents of an apartment building at 5720 Decarie Blvd. in Montreal were complaining of a foul smell. A janitor discovered a suitcase next to a mountain of garbage bags behind the building. Inside was the headless torso of a man.

  18. will says:

    barbk,

    “will. .. I have it on good authority that cosmic crap is weightless.”

    You are too cute for words. Glad you hang on to some levity in the midst of all this sturm und drang.

    xox

  19. thrasybulus says:

    Will,

    If the plane is found intact, and of course I hope it is, I have Nostradamian reasons to hope it is not found in Myanmar.

  20. Sergey says:

    thrasybulus,

    How do we know that the lines you suggested point to this time frame? For example “After combat and naval battle,
    The great Neptune in his highest belfry:
    Red adversary will become pale with fear,
    Putting the great Ocean in dread.” reminds me of USA defeating the Empire of Japan on the sea during World War 2. Japanese Empire has a lot of Red in it’s flag (especially the Imperial Japanese flag) and Japan was definitely more of a naval match for USA then Russia is today.

    Also the one about two great Masters being friends could be USA + China instead of USA + Russia. USA and China used to be at odds, but they seem pretty friendly at the moment and are the two most powerful nations at the moment as well.

    Also Ukraine can be taken as Neptune too since the trident is their national symbol.

  21. ArtCulturePeace says:

    Aloha All,

    re: Putin Leadership; Regulus/Leo (since 156BC) ingressed to Regulus/Virgo(2011 or 2012 variable)

    This may be a partially conscious case of “confirmation bias”, but seeing possibilities that Regulus/Virgo is shifting the definition of leadership from tyrannical, violent, kingly, master/slave, despotic, nepotismic (word?) to one of nurturant humility and service. “Leadership is service.”~Pope Francis; just one example of this potentially shifting consciousness. Since Regulus moves on a millennial time-frame, surely not a total current shift in a sudden blink-of-an-eye change, but a shift in essence/direction for global leadership. This Regulus placement is new and something that may very well create a totally new backdrop to individual & global events. Not only have we never been here before; most of historic human civilization has not been here before either! :-)

    With this in mind, perhaps Putin will find himself one of a dying/disappearing breed along with McCain, Palin, Cruz, Dominionists+ & all the monarchial types in MiddleEast/Europe/US…I admit to wishful thinking along with a sincere curiosity about a potentially huge shift in the meaning/expression of human power/responsibility/authority.

    “Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors, but today we only kneel to truth, follow only beauty and obey only love.”~Kahlil Gibran

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/19/asteroid-eclipses-star-regulus-video-live-stream_n_4993582.html

    http://www.librarising.com/astrology/misc/regulus.html

    Blessings all! E Ho’omaluhia me ka Honua.

  22. alex says:

    Hardball Chris Matthews 3/19/2014

    all about how the Koch/GOP/Tea/Libertarian/Neocon will impeach
    Obama if they get the majority in the Senate elections Nov 4, 2014

    quote after quote after quote – out for blood

    Natal Obama Chart

    http://famous-relationships.topsynergy.com/Barack-Obama/AstroData.asp

  23. will says:

    thrasybulus,

    Fingers crossed for your concerns.

  24. Jerry says:

    Aries Ingress Charts for 2014 – Crimea and Russia
    by Solaris Astrology

    As you may be aware, tomorrow we start the new Astrological year as the Sun moves out of the last sign in the zodiac, Pisces and into Aries. Looking at the moment of the Sun’s ingress into Aries can give a taster for what may happen for any place on earth for the coming three months until the Cancer ingress heralding the start of summer. Obviously the one place on earth where there is most instability is the Crimea at the moment as Russia is claiming control over the (former) Ukrainian region.

    The ingress chart for Sevastopol in the Crimea is very unstable with the Sun in the 6th house of the ordinary worker, the military services and national defence widely conjunct to Uranus, so could there be difficulties over the rulership (Sun) of the region with unexpected revolts between military forces and the ordinary people?

    Pluto the planet of transformation sits at the base of the chart just into the 3rd house of neighbouring nations, treaties, communications and voting is squared by revolutionary Uranus sitting bang on the descendant and Jupiter conjunct the Midheaven in the 9th house of international affairs. Is this a picture of a relationship dispute (descendant) over the control of land (Pluto on the IC) that gets out of hand internationally (Jupiter in 9th conjunct MC)? Mars the planet of war sits in Libra the 1st house quindecile to Uranus. Any planets on the angles normally promise a very active year and I get the feeling from this chart that power struggles, change, revolution, conflict and an international crisis may continue to affect the Crimean region.

    Venus rules this chart (Libra Ascendant) and Venus sits in the 4th house of the land and territory trine to the Ascendant. It is squared by the Moon (the Midheaven ruler) held under check by a conjunction to Saturn in uncompromising Scorpio and it also makes a tricky and adjusting inconjunct to the Midheaven, so this region and it’s people (Moon) is going to be under an enforced change of rulership (Cancer Midheaven) from a powerful and uncompromising administration (Saturn in Scorpio). Venus when afflicted in an ingress chart can be a sign of war through a change in the balance of power. I see this as a distinct possibility if the position in the Crimea does not change.

    Continued……

    http://solarisastrology.blogspot.in/2014/03/aries-ingress-charts-for-2014-crimea.html

  25. B.A. says:

    Suzy — its obvous (at least to me) that the Borowitz piece is political satire. Thats what he does, for a living for the New Yorker.

    Good satire makes a point though, as the JPost article also makes.

    The former Russian captive satelite countries, Lithunia, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Checkloslovokia, Yougoslavia, Bulgeria are all to varying degrees looking to us and the EU in the form of NATO for protection. Empty threats will not disuade Putin if he wants to re-subjigate them.

    I guess the point is something like this: Do not make empty threats, they make you look weak and you become disrespected (see the JPost link).

    Todd:

    Neither of those two posts contain my “ideology”. I did not write either. What they do point out, is that this administration is not doing a very good job in many areas (some worse than others) and IMHO does not diserve blind mindless unthinking support regardless of what it does. What counts IMHO is what it does, and how what it says matches up with what it does… which in many cases, does not match up very well.

    In the last Pres election I:

    Voted for “a constitutional law professor” in order to protect our civil liberties that had been destroyed by the previous administration. Foolish, as it made no difference. Now we live in a police state.

    Voted for someone who said “if you like your coverage you can keep it, period.” “if you like your doctor you can keep him, period.” Foolish, as it was a lie.

    Voted for someone who said his health plan would lower costs by $2500 per person per year. Instead, higher costs, higher deductibles, and compulsion to enroll. Affordable? Not quite.

    Voted for the “most transparent administration in history”. Instead, prosecution of whistle blowers, more than any other previous admin.

    Until last month he had proposed the “Chained CPI” to reduce Social Security inflation adjustments… arguing to further understate inflation statistics that are already purposfully understated.

    Of all my issues, I think cival liberties is the most important for me. I do not think folks should be spyed upon in their homes or while walking around with their cell phones. I believe in the constitution, including the 4th ammendment.

    This president does not seem interested in protecting cival liberties, in a similar manner as his predecessor. He talks good, but no substantive changes.

    Since Hilary has been silent on this issue (except in the case of Bradley Manning) I think she would be comortable with the status quo. Therefore I cannot support her either.

    This does not seem to be a party line issue, as Wyden and Udall (dems) are against NSA spying and Feinstein is (or was untill last week) for it.

    Many R’s are for it, but there are notable exceptions, Justin Amish and Rand Paul.

    Obama has wound down the wars in Iraq and Afganistan and he deserves credit for that.

    I will continue to post things as I see they are. I call them as I see them. I do not toe a party line, any party line.

  26. Kitty says:

    Are the Posts too long, again?

  27. alex says:

    Asteroid 45 miles wide will blot out a star tonight; watch it live

    EXCERPT

    A space rock will blot out a star Wednesday night, and with a little luck, you can watch it live, right here.

    A 45-mile wide asteroid will pass between the Earth and Regulus — the 22nd brightest star in the night sky. The shadow of the asteroid will cause the star to blink out for as long as 14 seconds — a subtle star eclipse.

    http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-occultation-tonight-20140319,0,3764369.story

  28. alex says:

    Nov 4, 2014 Election: Koch/GOP Governors

    up for re-election

    2014 Governor’s Election

    FL, rick scott
    IA, terry branstan
    ME, paul lepage
    MI, rick snyder
    NV, brian sandoval
    NM, susana martinez
    OH, john kasich
    PA, tom corbett
    WI, scott walker

  29. Lorrie U says:

    BREAKING: Australian PM: Australia Checking 2 Objects in Search for Plane

    Australia’s prime minister says objects possibly related to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight have been spotted on satellite imagery.

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament in Canberra on Thursday that a Royal Australian Airforce Orion has been diverted to the area to attempt to locate the objects. The Orion is expected to arrive in the area Thursday afternoon. Three additional aircraft are expected to follow for a more intensive search.

    Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/thai-radar-might-have-tracked-missing-plane

  30. Lorrie U says:

    I feel like the groundhog. I came out from under my pillow, read Starlight News, and decided to go back under my pillow.

  31. Helen says:

    A stealth takeover:

    “The Guardian has recently pointed out (click here) that ALEC, the right-wing group that frames laws for state governments to implement, the group that was behind the stand-your-ground laws and other disastrous policies, is now ready to move down to the city and county level through a new organization, the American City County Exchange (ACCE). The police has already been militarized at the state and county and city level. Only those pesky laws which allow for a more liberal life-style now need to be tweaked into submission. The ACCE is going to take care of that. And thus, Kochistan is being created, one little piece at a time, from state level, to county level, to city level. Until it’s checkmate! The federal government is rendered powerless. And you, poor citizen of Kochistan, are as much of a serf as the poor citizen of Putinstan.”

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/Life-in-Kochistan-by-Danny-Antonelli-Advertising_America_Citizens_Destiny-140319-638.html

  32. alex says:

    People For The American Way – Right Wing Watch:

    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) railed against President Obama’s … “We’ve got three years to get this guy out,” Rohrabacher said.

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/dana-rohrabacher-floats-impeaching-obama-over-immigration-reform

  33. starlight says:

    Uranus=wake-up call

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/russias-moves-in-ukraine-are-wake-up-call-natos-rasmussen-says-in-speech/2014/03/19/80560d7c-af88-11e3-9627-c65021d6d572_story.html?hpid=z1

    Neptune active in Russian chart, manipulated by Plutonian Putin:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/obama-doesnt-grasp-putins-eurasian-ambitions/2014/03/19/89439990-af7e-11e3-9627-c65021d6d572_story.html


    IT’S EASY to conclude that Vladi­mir Putin’s passionate defense of Russia’s takeover of Crimea “just didn’t jibe with reality,” as Secretary of State John F. Kerry put it. In a speech on Tuesday, the Russian ruler repeated mendacious charges that the Ukrainian government had been hijacked by “nationalists, neo-Nazis, Russophobes and anti-Semites”; voiced his paranoid conspiracy theory about supposed Western sponsorship of popular revolutions, including the Arab Spring; and brazenly compared Russia’s abrupt annexation of Ukraine with the reunification of Germany.

    It’s necessary, however, to take some of what Mr.?Putin said seriously, because of the implicit threat it poses to European and global security. Mr. Putin advanced a radical and dangerous argument: that the collapse of the Soviet Union left “the Russian nation” as “one of the biggest, if not the biggest ethnic group in the world to be divided by borders.” That, he suggested, gave Moscow the right to intervene in Crimea, and, by extension, anywhere it considers ethnic Russians or their culture to be threatened.

    Mr. Putin’s doctrine would justify Russian meddling not just in other parts of Ukraine — he claimed that “large sections of the historical south of Russia” now “form the southeast of Ukraine” — but also in other former Soviet republics with substantial populations of ethnic Russians.

  34. Todd Bennett says:

    See that is Plutonian as you put it. Garbage. I think this whole thing is overblown, Putin signs an agreement to Federalize Ukraine, and our strife is with Syria. We disagree on that, and that is fine.

    The main problem is that people don’t understand Putin did not do wrong by taking the Crimea. You read that right. The west meddled and helped bring this on, not just recently, but for years, and what is he supposed to do when his Nuke subs are stationed in the Black Sea? Nutjobs with Nukes is not a good idea for a reality show, so he went and secured them and took Crimea to use as a message and leverage to stabilize the rest of Ukraine as he wanted, not as WE wanted. Do we like it? We don’t have to like it, it is how it is.

    But this propaganda of him being the new Hitler and he wants this and that, I don’t buy it entirely. Is he sending a message? Clearly. But maybe it is a message that needs sent, stay out of other country’s political affairs. Will he go after the rest of Ukraine, and Estonia, and perhaps Transinistra? He might, but that is out of anger, not imperialism. There is another option here, and that is he does not feel his country is trusted to have its own satellites to influence, and who are we to say he can’t?

    But more than that is a fundamental pervasive viral indoctrination of neoconial thought, even among progressives, distributed by the media. Putin is bad, he is bad, and a bully and bullies only respond to force. Buy a clue, CNN. My psychological read is that Putin wants respect, and to be treated as an equal. This whole process is about calling the U.S. on its hypocrisy, and causing us to rethink our adventurism. Does he want war? Clearly not, or he would have done this violently, but if we do not understand our own limitations, we may fall accidentally into one. Sanctions are the exact wrong thing to do, first invite him to a true summit of leaders, closed door, and air it all out, the red headed stepchild treatment, the mistrust, the common goals, and get a feel for what is really going on here. He protected his countrymen, and was automatically treated like the mechanic still trying to repair his reputation for HIS DAD being a jailbird decades before. Think about it. Rant over.

  35. Todd Bennett says:

    We have to learn to think beyond our own view of the world.

    Too frustrated to participate any further.

  36. alex says:

    http://ballotpedia.org/California%27s_49th_Congressional_District_elections,_2014

    49TH California District

    Darrell Issa, KOCH/GOP/TEA/LIBERTARIAN/WALLSTREET/NEOCON PARTY

    http://ballotpedia.org/California%27s_48th_Congressional_District_elections,_2014

    48TH California District

    Dana Rohrabacher, KOCH/GOP/TEA/LIBERTARIAN/WALLSTREET/NEOCON PARTY

  37. Todd Bennett says:

    Let me clarify-the ARTICLES are Plutonian, not Nancy;s post.

  38. Lisa L. Robinson says:

    will and Jackson, I am wishing y’all both a very Happy Birthday and/or solar return. Eat as many delicious foods as you can and drink the best libations to your heart’s content. Not mention all the very best hugs you can get. All the truly best today!

    Lisa.

  39. ArtCulturePeace says:

    Aloha All,

    Today is International Day of Happiness?!?!?!

    Have some from the kids at Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences:
    http://www.boston.com/news/source/2014/03/elementary_school_choir_sings_happy_follows_simple_framework.html

    Blessings all.

  40. ArtCulturePeace says:

    re: Crimea

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017181955

    Historically speaking, we are seeing yet another change in nation-state boundaries in Crimea/Europe/Russia. Nothing is permanent in this world, afterall. This kind of change is as old as human history. This one in Crimea has been relatively, unusually bloodless thusfar, however.

    Beneath the typical Putin-as-boogeyman (yes, his is not a nice man and he is a judo-practitioner who knows/plays his adversaries well to his own ends), here’s a wrinkle in the story of Crimea that corporate media does not explore…Monsanto/Cargill/Chevron:
    http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/exposing-us-corporate-interests-behind-Ukraine-putsch

    E Ho’omaluhia me ka Honua

  41. ArtCulturePeace says:

    Re: Sanctions Strategy Russia vs. US

    Instead of dropping bombs on innocent civilians, the ‘skin in this game’ is including sanctions on high-ups in the governments, industries, oligarchical ranks of each country. This is different. More civilized? In a small sense, this kind of ‘war’ brings damage and threats of damage to decision-making individuals; impacts those who give the orders to their peons/citizens to go to war and suffer/die on the behalf of the ‘deciders’interests…interesting shift, imv.

    How about a new paradigm on war: If you want war, you & your family members go to war yourselves in some isolated dessert location standoff and you pay for war yourselves out of your own pockets while the rest of the civilized world moves forward without you. :-)

    Warm aloha all.

  42. ArtCulturePeace says:

    Here’s the link on the current US/Russia oligarchs sanctions game:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/19/putin-on-crimea-incursion_n_4990957.html#liveblog

  43. Jerry says:

    Hi Todd,

    Just a friendly exchange here.

    You wrote:

    “…..We have to learn to think beyond our own view of the world.

    Too frustrated to participate any further.”

    Has it occurred to you that if one is intensely, emotionally embroiled in strong opinions such as what your comment just suggested: “too frustrated to participate any further”, then one hasn’t really learned “to think beyond our own view of the world”.

    No need to struggle with this too much. Take a deep breath – relax. These issues have a way of working itself out in due time.

  44. Sergey says:

    Todd:

    Why should we treat someone who’s annexing regions of other sovereign nations with respect? He’s sending us a message to stay out of other country’s affairs by invading another country?

    The problem with your chain of through is that the assumption that the US and EU directly caused Ukrainian protests and the flight of previous Ukrainian president. But really the problem was that the previous president became such due to Russia’s influence and support, and instead of working for the people he stole money from them in a quite overt way. Then he followed that by going back on his key promise during the election to move towards the EU and followed up by trying to force dictatorial level anti-protest laws. He dug his own political grave, US and EU didn’t need to do much. Were US and EU involved behind the scenes? Sure! But so was Russia, and in a much bigger and more involved way.

    Putin does want respect, but does he deserve it? You say invite him to a summit, talk to him. But that’s what Obama’s been doing for years, and meanwhile Putin’s been viewing that as signs of weakness. It’s time to do something different, especially considering this isn’t the first act of aggression towards a sovereign nation from Putin’s Russia.

    Besides the world has good reasons to act against this: http://maidantranslations.com/2014/03/20/information-resistance-the-annexation-of-crimea-in-the-historical-context/

  45. Todd Bennett says:

    See Sergey this is exactly what I am talking about, you say Obama has been doing this for years, but I am not speaking bilaterally. I am talking about a multilateral approach that does not make him feel like the U.S. is babysitting him.

    What we are doing is throwing him back into the arms of his old flame, (hardliners) who will be glad to say “I told you she was a bitch”, (USA/West). Even if Yanukovich is a kleptocrat, it is not our place to get involved behind the scenes. The country lost stability, Putin extracted a price for our meddling, and hope that it stops with what he took.

    But on the whole, if extended family are threatened by fascists, or even just in a spot where their future is undermined by a collapsing government and infrastructure, knowing my subs are there, I do the same thing. We have zero credibility talking about the constitution of Ukraine unless the thing has a string your unpopular President up by his balls clause. We screwed up, we got involved in something that was not our business, and a penalty has been applied. Learn from it.

  46. ArtCulturePeace says:

    Hey y’all, today is the first day of Spring & Intl Day of Happiness! Wanting to celebrate?

    Here’s a bunch of folks who are feelin’ it. Keep scrollin’ and rollin’….”Happiness is a frequency.”~Pharrell Williams (and this fellow knows! :-) Blessings all!

    http://www.nbcnewyork.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/Pharrell-UN-Celebrate-International-Day-of-Happiness-251186571.html

  47. ArtCulturePeace says:

    re: Russian, Crimea, US, EU Foreign Policy

    A former US ambassador/diplomat to Russia has to say about this situation. He mentions Cuba, as Starlight has mentioned in terms of similarities in these times. He tries to offer an option for empathy, mutual understanding:
    http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/former_ambassador_russia_responding_to_years_of_us_hostility_20140320

  48. Sergey says:

    Todd, there are no Fascists in Ukraine. It’s a term Russian media and Government use to incite their own populace and give pause to Europe. There are some Ukrainian Nationalists, yes; but they weren’t threatening any Russian speakers. Putin went in because he could and because he wanted to show up the West like you’re saying, it had nothing to do with actual facts on the ground in Ukraine.

    As to it not being our place to get involved… well how did we get involved? We were obviously picking sides as far as opposition leaders were concerned after months of protests passed there, but what else? Meanwhile Russia has been meddling in Ukrainian elections for decades, and financially and politically backing fringe parties there like the Russian Unity party that they ended up using to take over Crimea.

  49. starlight says:

    Putin throws anyone in jail who opposes him. He does not tolerate dissent. His puppet and his policies were essentially overthrown in Ukraine. This is his retaliation, draped in the flag but, nonetheless, at core, retaliation. He also wanted his own economic group of states and Ukraine said no. Again, dissent is not tolerated.

  50. rc says:

    Hi Todd

    Bingo

    and what is he supposed to do when his Nuke subs are stationed in the Black Sea? Nutjobs with Nukes is not a good idea for a reality show

  51. ArtCulturePeace says:

    re: Putin love or hate?
    One group that looovvveeesss Putin:
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/lesterfeder/us-conservatives-to-go-ahead-with-pro-life-olympics-in-mosco

  52. Venus says:

    Lastly–Mr. Putin nailing US Hypocrisy To The Wall For All to See:

    http://jhaines6.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/must-read-rt-top-10-powerful-quotes-from-putins-historic-crimea-address/

    David Wilcock once said that Edgar Cayce – in a reading- said that Russia will eventually be the hope of the world.

  53. barbk says:

    Astrology lovers curious about the minor planets will want to be aware that when Mercury conjuncts Neptune on Saturday they will be joined by:
    Pandora (oops, what have I unleashed!)
    Arachne (weaves a remarkable web whose pattern intrigues and is quite beautiful too)
    Siwa (catabolic breakthroughs preceding insight; also symbol of the Far East)
    Hebe (May I be of service?)

    I will be looking as to how this fits in with the Aussie observations regarding the missing plane, but it could manifest in lots of situations.

  54. Trudy says:

    Venus-Thank you for those websites!
    I well remember reading Cayce books and and that quote of Russia
    eventually becoming the hope of the world has always resonated with me!
    May it be so!

  55. alex says:

    Koch Brothers, Americans for Prosperity:
    Circa 2014 Election Politics

    In Florida, Americans for Prosperity tested the effectiveness of their political messages, including sentiment toward the president’s health care law.

    The organization’s Facebook page features photos of its grass-roots activists knocking on doors in Florida, clad in white T-shirts emblazoned with a green visage of Ronald Reagan.

    http://www.thedailynarrative.com/2014/03/01/how-reagan-hoodwinked-poor-white-voters-forever/.html

    Circa 1980

    Ronald Reagan: I understand how frustrating it is waiting to buy hamburger and some fellow ahead you is buying a T-Bone with food stamps.

    In response to the outrage Reagan drummed up he suggested tax cuts dropping the top rate that billionaires pay from 74% down to 28%.

    Over the 1980s the Reagan tax cuts transferred a trillion dollars to America’s top 1%.

    Yes, voters got the tax cuts they thought were aimed at cutting off undeserving minorities, but, in fact, it was a politics that were showering money on the very richest Americans.

    We have to understand the way in which something has fundamentally changed in American politics.

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

  56. alex says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1980

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

    Ronald Reagan
    DOB Feb. 6, 1911
    Tampico Illinois, 4:16AM

    Natal Sun 16 Aquarius,

    2014 Solar Arc Sun @29 Taurus > 00 Gemini

    conjunct

    Natal Vulcanus @01 Gemini

    VULKANUS

    In balance, the primal energies from the collective subconscious are effectively directed toward higher ideals that serve humanity, where rapid and true evolutionary progress can be made.

    The triangle or triad of order and integration is directed upward by the arrow. The triangle is also like a funnel which channels powerful primal collective energies from below, through the individual, toward higher objectives.

    Vulkanus thus represents one-pointed energies which are amassed and directed toward certain aims, ideally of benefit to society. 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 restore order and bring all energies into alignment.

    If the arrow outweighs, the enthusiasm is not backed with stability, in which case the power of Vulkanus can be destructive.

    If the triangle outweighs, overconcern with maintaining stability can incline us to a reactionary mentality, and undermine progress.

  57. Suzy says:

    Venus @
    March 20, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Lastly–Mr. Putin nailing US Hypocrisy To The Wall For All to See:

    REPLY:

    Truly there is hypocrisy in the rhetoric from John Kerry at State and Samantha Power at UN.

    I don’t know if Obama is trying to point out the hypocrisy of our own foreign interventions by directing Kerry to make these outlandish “Pot/Kettle” statements or it’s Kerry gone Rogue. But, that Joe Biden came out and was pretty much calling for Cold War II made it seem like RW Attack dogs sent out. Something I’d expect from John McCain or Lindsey Graham.

    I’m surprised to see such vitriol “Cold War” leaning posts here. This site has always seemed more spiritual and about Peace and Acceptance of other’s views.

    To ignore, or fail to understand, how Russia would want to protect it’s military base in Crimea which it has (by negotiated long- standing agreement with Crimea) and to protect it’s port access to the Black Sea and it’s fleet of ships (also by agreement with Crimea) and instead to go along with Some Republican RW/NeoCon Talking Points that Russia is an Aggressor and not doing exactly what USA has done to protect it’s own borders (Cuban Missile Crisis) seems to be very different from the peaceful views I’ve seen expressed here on Starlight News for years.

    With our track record here in the USA of Iraq and Afghanistan Invasion/ Occupation and countless military aggressions/invasions Libya,Syria,Yemen, Sudan and past Invasions/Occupations in Korea, Vietnam, Haiti, Grenada, South America and Panama.

    What is going on? Russia seems to pale as the Evil One given our recent past history, imho.

    I think they should stop the bellicose language and send some REAL diplomats to work together and stop the TV Rhetoric thumping shoes on table to show who is the bigger Bully. Kerry needs to tone it down and rid himself of Nuland and Powers and that new media spokesperson who is of the same jack boots type as the others.

  58. alex says:

    We used to understand that the biggest threat in a political life was the power of concentrated money; the power of big money and of corporations to hijack the marketplace and hijack government.

    But Republicans for 50 years have been telling voters the biggest threat in their lives is minority populations hijacking the government; taken over by them and serving them.

    So when white voters vote against government, they think they’re voting against minorities but in fact they’re giving over control of government back to the very rich, back to the big corporations.

    BACKGROUND:

    From October 1 through 16, 2013, the United States federal government entered a shutdown and curtailed most routine operations after Congress failed to enact legislation
    appropriating funds for fiscal year 2014, or a continuing resolution for the interim authorization of appropriations for fiscal year 2014.

    Regular government operations resumed after an interim appropriations bill was signed into law by the President shortly after midnight on October 17.

    Vernal Equinox March 20, 2014

    http://artcharts.com/astrology_blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/spring-equinox-3-20-14.jpg

    Uranus is quick rebellious energy. It is in the sign of Aries,
    the sign of male energy and drive. Aries of course wears the shadow of the baby of the zodiac; do it my way or I will pout, I want it now.

    Do it my way or I will throw the biggest temper tantrum ever. It is safe to say that that the Koch/GOP/TEA/Libertarian/WallStreet/
    Neocon Party exhibits the worst of the Aries shadow. [paraphrase] Joan Astrology

  59. Lorrie U says:

    On Iranian New Year, Russia Hints It May Swing Support to Tehran Over Crimea Sanctions

    Iran may have gotten a New Year’s gift via the Crimea crisis, as Russia threatens to play the Iran card over proposed U.S. sanctions.

    http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/iranian_new_year_russia_hints_may_swing_support_tehran_over_crimea_20140320

  60. Lorrie U says:

    Court Documents Confirm NSA Surveillance of Americans Solely on Bush’s Orders

    The Bush Administration authorized the NSA to collect data on millions of Americans. This was done solely on George W. Bush’s orders and for some time before a FISA court judge allowed the data collection in 2004.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2014/03/20/court-documents-confirm-nsa-surveillance-americans-solely-bushs-orders.html

  61. Jerry says:

    Hi Suzy,

    You wrote: “I’m surprised to see such vitriol “Cold War” leaning posts here. This site has always seemed more spiritual and about Peace and Acceptance of others views.”

    In response, in case you missed Nancy’s earlier comment, I feel she fairly and succinctly addressed that concern:

    “….Putin throws anyone in jail who opposes him. He does not tolerate dissent. His puppet and his policies were essentially overthrown in Ukraine. This is his retaliation, draped in the flag but, nonetheless, at core, retaliation. He also wanted his own economic group of states and Ukraine said no. Again, dissent is not tolerated.”

    I don’t see that as intolerance Suzy, but rather just an honest, simple observation.

    The jury is still out as far as what Putin’s ultimate intentions are, but one can only wonder where this is all leading. The overwhelming support Putin is receiving from within Russia that “might is right” reflects the mood of the country. Russian nationalism and pride is on the rise. The humiliating break-up of the Soviet Union and its aftermath is being rectified and redressed. This is a very dangerous, heady brew especially as we approach that intense Cardinal Grand Cross square mid to late April. As the following article suggests, this tension can ignite at any moment……

    Russian Troops on ‘Hair Trigger’ Near Ukraine, Officials Say

    NBC News
    March 21, 2014

    Russia has put a military force of 20,000 on its border with Ukraine and could easily mount an invasion of the Ukrainian mainland without warning, alarmed U.S. defense officials told NBC News on Thursday.

    The buildup raised concerns that Russia, which has already taken control of the Crimean peninsula and moved to annex it from Ukraine, will escalate the conflict by invading eastern Ukraine.

    “It’s like they’re on a hair trigger,” one American defense official said.

    The Russian military presence includes combat troops, heavy armor, attack helicopters, highly trained airborne forces and special-operations troops, the officials said. They stressed that there has been no change in the number or equipment in recent days.

    President Barack Obama on Thursday expanded U.S. sanctions against Russian officials and threatened broad sanctions to strike at the Russian economy if Russia moves further into Ukraine.

    Russia has said it has no designs on eastern Ukraine, but it has also vowed to protect the heavy population of Russian speakers there.

    Continued…..

    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ukraine-crisis/russian-troops-hair-trigger-near-ukraine-officials-say-n57921

  62. ArtCulturePeace says:

    Aloha All,

    re: Russian/US/EU/Ukraine

    Chernobyl is in Ukraine and continues spewing radioactive smoke continues. Some elders have returned to live out their lives on their homesteads inspite of outrageously dangerous levels of radiation there. The anniversary of Chernobyl devastation comes later this month. There are many layers of lies and veils of truth-telling having to do w/Ukraine that the world will be having to comes to terms with, more urgently existential than any passing politician, imv.

    When thinking of Pluto opposite US Sun, the Bruce Lee martial arts mirror movie scene from 1993 film “Enter the Dragon” comes to mind. In the final scene, if you haven’t viewed it yet…Lee is in a room filled with mirrors. His adversary is there with him, but he cannot see his adversary clearly because of all the reflections of his own image blinding him to reality. Once Lee destroys each mirror, he finally can see and meet/face/destroy his enemy. In this current issue with Russia’s Putin, i sense we are as nations in a similar room of mirrors. The mirror images of our own senses/delusions of exceptionalism/entitlement, world policeman, city on the hill, we can do no wrong, the world loves us, we would be welcomed as liberators in Iraq, we don’t waterboard/torture we use extraordinary rendition techniques or somesuch…etc…the depth of awakening/transformation we as a nation are being required to undertake, is breathtaking. Putin, yes, is a psychopath; so was W/Cheney+; Yes, Putin has people tortured/executed/ so did W/Cheney. Yes Putin is a product of KGB USSR and being adverserial AND he is speaking for many people around the globe who have been recipients of devastating us/corporate war/armaments hypocrisies, who are done with being bullied. Yes, Putin is a bully too AND it is like a dance in a room of mirrors. The ultimate adversary, is self-delusion for all involved, imv.

    True diplomats, as compared to corporate puppets and propagandists, know how to hear their adversaries, cut through the lies, stand for their own core needs, and work towards the bottom line needs, best nonviolent solutions possible.

    And if any of the nations involved are actually democracies, the people will ultimately decide their own fates. E Ho’omaluhia me ka Honua.

  63. ArtCulturePeace says:

    Re: An example of Uranus/Aries

    Recently on a visit to a fave temple of conspicuous consumption, i was in the tech/TV/Vid area and was raised from a reverie by a voice declaring: War. No. Peace. Yes.

    It was joyfully startling, so unexpected, so out-of-this-world, so much so that i questioned whether it was even really happening. Looking to the wall of TVs the experience continued. Visual: young men gathered around a cool car and the voiceover saying: Axe Peace. It was a commercial for ‘world’s #1 men’s fragrance’!

    Turns out Axe (Unilever) began this ad campaign during the Super Bowl. Missed it. “In a world filled w/war, the greatest weapon is love; Make love not war w/Axe Peace.” is their tagline.

    Inviting you to view their vid, if you haven’t seen it. It is brilliant! Absolutely a manifestation of Uranus/Aries, imv as it is so absolutely unexpected and Libran in nature. They are partnering with http://www.peaceoneday.org/axe-peace for this year’s Intl. Day of Peace 9.21.14. Here is the link:
    http://www.axepeace.com/#film #kissforpeace

    This is the most stunning example of the possibility of Uranus/Aries i’ve yet seen. Has anybody here seen any others? A view of warrior/leader for peace is the most unexpected, extreme, shocking possibility for Aries, imv. And it is manifesting into the mass consciousness now, today. Thank God!

    Blessings all!

  64. Jerry says:

    Hi Art Culture Peace,

    Re: The Bruce Lee martial arts mirror movie scene from 1993 film “Enter the Dragon”.

    Very intriguing image. In addition to transiting Pluto’s opposition to the US Sun; Russia’s current Progressed Neptune-Sun opposition straddling its MC-Nadir axis at 13 Cancer-Capr. (right on the US Sun) to me at least, also adds to that ‘smoke and mirror’ phenomenon you mentioned.

  65. SarahG says:

    ArtCulturePeace – beautifully powerful imagery and analogy. Thank you.

    Just want to mention that Charlie Rose has been interviewing a lot of people about our actions in Ukraine all week. Different points of view and important historical information. Check out Thursday night when it’s available.
    http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/charlie-rose/194941

  66. alex says:

    Lorrie
    thxs for the post:

    Libertarian/GOP/TEA/WallStreet/Neocon Party, Rand Paul believes freedom means businesses denying services to black people, denying women the right to make their own healthcare decisions, and denying non-Repubs the right to vote.

  67. Jerry says:

    Just a re-cap….. On those coordinates listed above, Russia’s progressed Sun-Neptune opposition, tr. Pluto’s opposition to the US Sun all at 13 Cancer-Capr., I think it bears watching to see what happens on April 14th when the Moon squares stationary Pluto (13 Libra-Capr.) forming a grand cross square to tr. Uranus (13 Aries) and tr. Jupiter (12 Cancer).

  68. Helen says:

    As bad as Putin is, we have the responsibility of questioning our own government’s motivations after the disasters left in its wake of Iraq (where regions are so polluted with depleted uranium, women are giving birth to deformed babies). Libya – where’s the ‘freedom’ there? Take out a government and bring in chaos. Previously I posted a whole series of pictures of our soldiers guarding the poppy fields of Afganistan – opium production has gone through the roof since we arrived. Again: my brother-in-law who is an emergency room physician said heroin is a real problem in Indianapolis – and this is recent.

    Many on the left are questioning this all this – why wouldn’t we?

    http://www.activistpost.com/2014/03/obama-off-ukrainian-deep-end.html

  69. alex says:

    The Russian Federation shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea.

    It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine%E2%80%93NATO_relations

    EXCERPT

    The plans of Georgia and Ukraine to become members of NATO caused tensions between Russia and those states.

    Despite existing or past tensions between Russia and most of the post-Soviet states, Putin has followed the policy of Eurasian integration.

    Putin endorsed the idea of a Eurasian Union in 2011, (the concept was proposed by the President of Kazakhstan in 1994).

    On 18 November 2011, the presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia signed an agreement, setting a target of establishing the Eurasian Union by 2015.

  70. alex says:

    Oh, how happy American conservatives would be if they could find their own Vladimir Putin to run for president in 2016.

    http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2014-03-11/news/bal-whos-got-a-crush-on-putin-the-american-right-wing-commentary-20140310_1_conservatives-putin-senate-gop-caucus

    http://www.salon.com/2014/03/03/when_the_right_loved_vladimir_putin/

    Back when Putin was in the news for oppressing LGBT people, many conservatives said he had his virtues

  71. alex says:

    American Conservative Pat Buchanan

    Former strategist and speechwriter for Richard Nixon won some attention for a column in which he asks, “Is Vladimir Putin a paleoconservative? In the culture war for mankind’s future, is he one of us?”

  72. Helen says:

    “It was a clear Monday evening when all of a sudden, a giant, green plume appeared on radar at the National Weather Service. Meteorologists sprang into action. “”It’s not weather related and that’s what our business is,” John Fausett, a Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the NWS said. Theories immediately began to form.”

    http://www.kdbc.com/news/plume-over-new-mexico-confounds-meterologists-military-personnel

  73. Jerry says:

    Hi Helen,

    There are a number of people who feel that we as a nation may be entering a period of marked self-reflection with that Pluto stationing retrograde (going inward) in opposition to our natal Sun (identity). With Jupiter conjoining our nations Sun in opposition to Pluto (first time in our history), it’s entirely possible we will achieve that much desired balance you are concerned about. I feel it’s a very exciting period coming up. The opportunities are unmistakable. A new direction could be in the making.

  74. Venus says:

    Mr. Putin is not perfect; he has militarily tried to put Russia back together since the 1991 ‘collapse’ and secession of 15 freedom seeking states breaking away from ‘The Motherland’ … which Mr. Putin calls the worst event of his life.

    He has deep interests in installing oil and gas pipelines in Syria , Crimean Peninsula … and from Ukraine to Europe…and no doubt elsewhere…as do other nations, e.g. US, Israel, Saudi Arabia.

    Also, Mr. Putin is discredited as regards his current views re marriage equality/homosexuality.

    Putin recently experienced a bloody Ukrainian coup d’etat by the US and NATO. Removing the Pro-Russian Prime Minister.

    The coup violently installed new Ukrainian Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenuk, born May 22, 1974, longtime Russian banker, politician–who also heads the Open Ukraine Foundation, which according to wiki, is partnered with NATO, The United States Department of State and Chatham House.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/04/who-governing-ukraine-olexander-turchynov

  75. alex says:

    Venus
    I kind of like the West vs. East as it is for now ( always luv things ancient East though ) cause Russia scares me more than our military oligarchy – eh!

    http://www.msnbc.com/ronan-farrow/watch/putin-formally-annexes-crimea-199019075910

    RONAN FARROW DAILY 03/18/14

    Putin formally annexes Crimea

    Gen. Wesley Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, discusses President Vladimir Putin signing a treaty which officially absorbs Crimea into Russia.

  76. Venus says:

    Dear Alex,

    Why does Russia scare you more than US?

  77. Venus says:

    CORRECTION Above: Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenuk –longtime ‘Ukrainian’ banker-politician (not longtime ‘Russian’
    banker-politician).

  78. Venus says:

    Why Russian President KHRUSCHEV gave unique Russian warm water port – Crimean Peninsula – as a ‘Gift’ to Ukraine in 1954 — as perceived by Khruschev’s son Sergei:
    President Putin declares that that “Gift” was unconstitutional at the time. The Crimean port is home to the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

    http://www.voanews.com/content/khrushchevs-son-giving-crimea-back-to-russia-not-an-option/1865752.html

  79. Jerry says:

    Hi Venus,

    Mr. Putin appears to be more of a technocrat (a technical expert, especially one in a managerial or administrative position) rather than a statesman (one who is adept in the art of diplomacy). His 12 years spent in the KGB? Very little human contact. Mostly delving into administrative and espionage assignments. One noticeable aspect in his astrological chart reflects this.

    Jupiter (19 Taurus) square Pluto (22 Leo). One explanation of this characteristic, describes the nativity as stubborn, tenacious, takes a stand and does not back down.

    Here’s a brief analysis from Newscope on this particular aspect in Putin’s chart:

    Vladimir Putin’s horoscope (October 7, 1952; 9:30 am; Petrograd, Russia) describes a surprisingly significant religious influence. With Scorpio Rising, Pluto (the ruler of his chart), is prominently placed at the Midheaven. Pluto here denotes his belief in autocratic power. His role as Russia’s president and prime minister is supported by Pluto’s favorable aspects, but also shaped by the square from Jupiter.

    Jupiter is associated with religion, and when adversely aspecting Pluto, tends toward fundamentalism. Jupiter in traditional Taurus symbolizes the patriarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church, and in the 7th house of partners, they have become Putin’s chief political allies.

    …… Pluto’s conjunction with Black Moon Lilith (*21/22 Leo) infers a master of intrigue, knowing how to manipulate the unseen levers of power. – end of quote –

    Re: Your question posed to Alex “Why does Russia scare you more than US?”. Given Mr. Putin’s clearly stated objectives, restoring Russian power and prestige to its original position prior to the breakup of the Soviet Union could be problematic. His combative approach would obviously destabilize the delicate balance of power and could cause a war – not just regional, but a direct confrontation with the US and America’s allies in Europe. There has been a wealth of astrological data presented here in this forum suggesting Mr. Putin could grievously miscalculate. Most notably, his natal Sun at 13 Libra bearing the full brunt of the April Cardinal Grand Cross square. From an astrological point of view, are you not aware of the dangers?

  80. Venus says:

    Jerry,

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/20/hagel-assured-russian-minister-moscow-push-crimea?CMP=twt_fd&CMP=SOCxx2I2

    President Putin said that Russia had enough land already—suggesting he wanted more would be fear -mongering. (Let us pray).

  81. Venus says:

    Jerry…what i am deeply aware of is the danger of your reckless and constant Armageddon Tub-
    Thumping!

    This time you are Fear Trolling the wrong person!

    I stopped reading your !!!RED HOT ALERTS!!! -and-

    Unceasing ‘Predictions’ and sordid attempts to prove ‘The End Is Near’ — via astrology, no less — that you seem to cook up yourself–years ago!!!

    Stop Your Troll Fear Porn, JERRY!!! — i’ve seen you on other astro – sites thumping for Fear and Mass Anxiety
    also among the sensitive – positive – gentle Light-Filled astrologers.

    YOU are the Danger, Jerry–Cease and Desist For God’s Sake!!!

  82. alex says:

    Venus

    US military oligarchy: it’s sort of like the fear I outgrew for my out-of-control older brother as a kid; I understood myself as a child but didn’t have the experience of ‘experience’ I couldn’t think about somehow getting beyond the reach of his regressed provacative fury, that often came at me on my blind side (from the periphery), but when I had enough safe happy days of childhood life to look back on I remembered I could go beyond things that challenged me, find my own firm footing through tough terrain,and establish my purposeful self, then the scene transformed; he simply moved on to ‘more riveting’ targets; beside I have a bias I like U.S. :-)

  83. Wennye' says:

    I came back for a quick visit after a month and the blog was feisty. The usual suspects were here that hit where many mentally and emotionally fragile from our existing world. Don’t get side track truth and light workers there will always be those among you in sheep clothing. Venus, enjoyed your point of views and Will/Jackson HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! I will check back in another month hopefully our hearts are a little lighter by our World. Blessings All

  84. Sharon Katz says:

    Yes, Will & Jackson…both of you are very appreciated and cared about here and I wish you both happy times filled with good health, love & healing this year & always.

  85. alex says:

    Excerpt Email – Bill Moyers & Co.
    http://billmoyers.com/episode/whos-buying-our-midterm-elections/

    Four Surefire Tips for Following the Money in Your State

    Andy Kroll explains how you can follow the campaign cash — secret and not — flooding into 2014 races in your state.

    Who Controls the Kochs’ Political Network?

    The Kochs and their allies have built up a complex network of social welfare organizations, which spent more than $383 million in the run-up to the 2012 election alone, writes Kim Barker and Theodoric Meyer.

  86. Sharon Katz says:

    Alex, That was so beautifully put. My husband also had a intimidating older brother who would become physically aggressive. He, too, made it through. I won’t say better for the wear, as I don’t understand things like that, but, as they say, there is a reason why we all experience what we experience.

  87. Jerry says:

    Hi Venus,

    Based on your reply, I gather you’re unfamiliar with the basics of astrology. Nothing wrong with that mind you, but if we are to understand the subtleties of what’s going on in geopolitical terms, astrology by far has the advantage. The over-all theme here is astrology. One can intuit the trends, if you know how to look. To me it offers a valuable inside view of mundane events.

    Anyway, I wouldn’t put too much stock in those assurances the Russian Minister conveyed to the US Defense Secretary. It could just be posturing. Isn’t that what British Prime Minister Chamberlain came away with in negotiations with Hitler in 1938? Challenging events on the ground have a way of dictating whether there will be peace or war. Watch for unrest in the East Ukraine within the next few weeks. That will be the real test. Putin doesn’t appear to be in any mood for reconciliation. He’s riding a wave of national fervor, promising Russian speaking regions “protection” when and if required.

  88. Jerry says:

    Venus,

    Just noticed that last post of yours. My dear friend. What is this all about? If you would like to engage in an intelligent conversation, it would be helpful to stay as near to the political/ astrological subject matter as possible. Name calling is not constructive nor helpful.

  89. kiwi says:

    And happy birthday wishes to Will and Jackson too from this corner of the world.

  90. Lorrie U says:

    The Dark Side of the Ukraine Revolt

    While most of the Western media describes the current crisis in the Ukraine as a confrontation between authoritarianism and democracy, many of the shock troops who have manned barricades in Kiev and the western city of Lviv these past months represent a dark page in the country’s history and have little interest in either democracy or the liberalism of Western Europe and the United States.

    “You’d never know from most of the reporting that far-right nationalists and fascists have been at the heart of the protests and attacks on government buildings,” reports Seumas Milne of the British Guardian. The most prominent of the groups has been the ultra-rightwing Svoboda or “Freedom” Party.
    (…)
    The U.S. press has downplayed the role of Svoboda, and even more far right groups like Right Sector and Common Cause, but Britain’s Channel 4 News reports that such quasi-fascist groups “played a leading role” in organizing the demonstrations and keeping them going.

    http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_dark_side_of_the_ukraine_revolt_20140321

  91. Lorrie U says:

    Great idea!

    Robert Reich ‘If Nobody Else Runs To Get Big $$$ Out Of Politics + Prosperity For All -I WILL’

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024698525

  92. Sergey says:

    Lorrie U:

    I don’t know why you’re calling it a Coup. The flight of Yanukovich was obviously a result of people rising up against his actions, it’s not like some part of the army came in and chased him away. Yes U.S. has corporate interests there, but so does Russia and they’ve been pushing on Ukraine a lot harder for a lot longer. Just look at the Ukrainian elections in 2004: Yanukovich was running then and his pro-Europe opponent was poisoned with Dioxin. Also the elections had to be redone after evidence of voting irregularities in favor of Yanukovich. He ended up losing the election after people forced a fairer election. Now what does that tell you? To me it says that Russia was always tampering in Ukraine, against the will of majority of it’s people. They got their way in 2010 with Yanukovich’s election, but now the people of Ukraine rose up against him too so Putin is lashing out as he’s lost control of the ability to install his own candidate there.

  93. alex says:

    Sharon Katz

    my parents neglected to teach boundaries to my older brother and the reasons why boundaries need to be kept….. so the reason for the experience I got out of it was to be 110% better parent than my parents….

    my brother (who was totally failed parent himself) passed regretting his failings/shortcoming/and hurtful relationships that he didn’t have the time to make better; ok but I often think about his son who was estranged; nobody in family seems to know what happened to him; he put as much distance between himself and my brother as fast and early as possible; and the daughter from first marriage whom he certainly neglected; though she went on to put herself through medical school to become good doctor for many people;

  94. Kitty says:

    I think Nancy deserves more respect and honor her request for all the fantastic, incredible, information she gives all of us. We all are so fortunate to have this blog. We are all intelligent enough to follow a simple link only, with positive, enlightening
    info…….

    starlight
    March 1, 2014 at 3:52 pm
    New post up:

    http://starlightnews.com/wordpress/2014/03/the-bear-growls-2/

    I am also going to request again that people use links more and don’t make super long posts. A link and a few lines or even one short paragraph is enough.

  95. Jerry says:

    Hi Wennye,

    Reading in between the lines, I gather that was a veiled barb directed at me. All I can say in response is this…… Venus submitted a number of posts postulating that Putin is a benevolent hero of sorts, whose sole interest was the betterment of his people. Personally, I find that assertion rather strange. All evidence points to the contrary. Putin is stirring up nationalistic sentiments and putting his country on a war footing. And so; I respectfully disagreed and shared my thoughts on it from an astrological perspective. Perhaps Venus felt at a loss for words and so he/she chose to post a few unnecessary derogatory remarks. You appear to be in agreement with Venus. That’s perfectly ok. There is no quarrel here. I just needed to clarify my position.

  96. Lorrie U says:

    The Cancer Stage of Reaganomics

    Thom Hartmann: Our young people are drowning in a sea of debt, and it all started with Reaganomics.

    http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/22594-the-cancer-stage-of-reaganomics

  97. Sharon Katz says:

    Jerry – you have posted things in the past that painted a doom & gloom, frightening picture, but his time I think your points about Putin, whether backed or not by astrology, were well-taken. At this point, he has given the world no good reason to trust him.

  98. alex says:

    great post (thom hartmann , student debt ) Lorrie

  99. Sharon Katz says:

    And, thank you very much for lightening up this last year on those scary predictions. I’ve always liked Starlight’s approach – the planets can tell us when the energies will be negative or positive and in what way, but one cannot predict what will happen. And my experience with psychic predictions is that they are usually not correct!

  100. Lorrie U says:

    Sharon Katz – What I’ve found with psychic predictions is that they are picking up on an energy field that may be going in a particular way at that moment in time, but events can change the course of action which changes the energy field. Nothing is written in stone and free will of individuals can change anything. That’s why we say “as above, so below” or “as you think it, so shall it be.” And there’s something to be said about the collective consciousness. If enough people think a certain way, it can shift the energy. One of the main reasons to keep things in a positive light and not give in to the darker thoughts.

  101. alex says:

    Lorrie

    Reaganomics Eclipse 1981
    Solar Eclipse @07 Leo
    July 30, 1981, White House 11:52PM

    http://judecowell.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/reaganomics-eclipse-1981.jpg

    ‘trickle-down economics’/cancer ball begins rolling:

    Minor Asteroids -12TH House

    12TH House, Nemesis @07 Aries (affliction, devastating situation)
    12TH House, Pholus @07 Aries (insidious onset, big consequences)
    1ST House, Sedna @07 Taurus (victim, victimization)
    2nd House, USA Uranus @08 Gemini
    3rd House, USA Jupiter @05 Cancer
    4TH House, Solar Eclipse Sun & Moon @07 Leo
    5TH House, Venus @07 Virgo

  102. alex says:

    http://judesthreshold.com/reaganomics-eclipse-1981/

    Reaganomics continued –

    EXCERPT

    Solar Eclipse @ 7Leo51, July 30, 1981, White House, 11:51:56 pm edt.

    Known as the “Reaganomics” Eclipse, you see that this Eclipse is from the same Series (1 North) as the “Mother of All Eclipses” of *Aug 11, 1999 (18Leo) which began the New Millennium. As you know, vengeful Venus triggered this degree on the morning of Sept 11, 2001.

    EXCERPT

    The decade of the 80s, which this Eclipse christened with a golden elite champagne bottle, contained illusionary “prosperity” when corporations took huge tax deductions on their junk bond interest and this in turn financed risky corporate mergers (similar to borrowing on margin), making factory closings and layoffs (later called, “downsizing” and later, “outsourcing”) an integral part of their plan–and everything was made easier for them by “free trade” agreements a la political enablers, lobbyists, and one-world-government promoters.

    When some of these corporations eventually went broke (on paper at least) as did the banks that “financed” them (thanks to deregulation of the banking industry–thanks, Congress for socializing what was really private debt…”corporate entitlement”)–the bill was handed to the taxpayer who ponied up.

    [22 degrees Taurus is ‘The Federal Government Midheaven @22 TA]

  103. Sharon Katz says:

    Well put, Lorrie, thanks :-)

  104. Sergey says:

    A good analysis on the supposed “fascists” in Ukraine:

    http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/alexander-j-motyl/experts-ukraine

  105. Lorrie U says:

    Sergey – I’m not calling it a “coup.” I’m posting an article link which called it a coup which contained good information. It’s the writer’s opinion, not mine.

  106. Sergey says:

    Fair enough Lorrie.

  107. Helen says:

    Ukraine: Just because one side is bad, doesn’t mean the other side is good.

    Good luck to the new Ukraine when the EU gets done with it:

    “As GM Watch reports, the amount of allowable glyphosate in oilseed crops including flax, soybeans, and canola, would be increased from 20 parts per million (ppm) to 40 ppm—over 100,000 times the amount needed to induce breast cancer cells. But they aren’t stopping there. The EPA is also increasing limits on allowable glyphosate in food crops, from 200 ppm to 6,000 ppm.”

    Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/epa-increase-allowable-glyphosate-u-s-food-supply/#ixzz2wfkuRtvH
    Follow us: @naturalsociety on Twitter | NaturalSociety on Facebook

    The EU is an open door for American corporate interests (read Confessions of an Economic Hitman: loans to states at 11% and when unable to pay, sell off their infrastructure – happened to Greece). Ukraine has been the breadbasket of Eastern Europe – goodbye to good health once Monsanto shows up:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/24/roundup-scientists-birth-defects_n_883578.html

    Cattle are no longer grazing in large areas of the pampas in Argentina. everything changed when Monsanto gained a stronghold there and now soybeans are grown, and pregant women are obliged to leave the area if they want a healthy baby.

    Pesticide illness triggers anti-Monsanto protest in Argentina:

    Monsanto pesticides are causing birth defects and cancer in Argentina, according to a new report. In a farming community near Córdoba, residents say they have been poisoned by pesticides.
    http://www.dw.de/pesticide-illness-triggers-anti-monsanto-protest-in-argentina/a-17013525

  108. alex says:

    Reaganomics continued:

    was drafted by Paul Craig Roberts, it became the Kemp-Roth Bill aka ‘Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981; from 1975 to 1978 Paul Craig Roberts served on the congressional staff of Senator Jack Kemp as economic counsel to the Congressman;

    Paul Craig Roberts: appointed by President Ronald Reagan as, United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy, in office 1981–1982

    Paul Craig Robert DOB 4/3/1939, Atlanta GA
    Senator Jack Kemp DOB 7/13/1935, Los Angeles CA
    Senator William Victor Roth DOB 7/22/1921, Great Falls MT

    Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 signed into law 8/13/1981 by Reagan at the ‘Western White House, Santa Ynez Mountains NE of Santa Barbara CA, his remarks began at 10:32AM (the press conference & signing may have been apx 1/2 hour therefore the actual signing time requires rectification… but I’d use 10:32AM
    for now) (the Tax Act 1981 passed Congress on 8/4/1981, using noon chart, Capitol Building DC)

  109. alex says:

    Excerpt Email V.P. Joe Biden: “Get Ready”

    Think about what will happen if we do not succeed in 2014. We’re going to the polls in November to elect the last Congress that will ever work with President Barack Obama.

    There are no second chances with this one. We have to do this right, and we have to do it now.

    We’re in a place where we have a chance to make some gigantic progress for the American people — we can’t blow this.

    This won’t just be the last Congress that works with Barack, though. These senators we’re electing in 2014 are going to be around for the rest of the decade. Trust me, if you’re going to have to deal with someone for that long, you better make sure you like ‘em.

  110. alex says:

    Reaganomics – continued
    Kemp-Roth Bill passed Congress: 8/4/1981

    YOD by Synastry

    Tax Bill 1981 Neptune @22 Sagittarius (Apex)
    inconjunct
    Tax Bill 1981 Chiron @22 Taurus (Federal Gov MC @22 Taurus)
    Ronald Reagan Natal Zeus @22 Cancer

    forms Boomrang Aspect:
    opposition to Yod apex
    USA Mars @21 Gemini

    http://www.lunarliving.org/astrology/yod-boomerang-aspects.html

    EXCERPT

    Boomerang (Yod) Aspect

    EXCERPT

    The opposition provides added focal point in regards to timing and actions which is missing with the Yod.

    The danger of this configuration is that it can become too self-contained, seeming to control the event (mundane) rather than the other way around.

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

    Ronald Reagan – Natal Horoscope

    ZEUS

    EXCERPT

    The cross of matter is tilted at an angle and directed toward specific aims via the upward arrow.

    If the cross outweighs the arrow, one can be caught up in materialistic gratification, and cut or wound others while neglecting, or in ignorance of, higher transpersonal realities.

    If the arrow outweighs the cross, enthusiasm for goals ungrounded in practical considerations can lead to dissipation of energies or conflict with others due to ignorance of the material impact of objectives.

  111. alex says:

    Lorrie
    if you are interested would you comment on the #22 the Yod Reaganomics degree?

  112. will says:

    Wennye, Sharon, Kiwi,Jackson,

    Thank you very much for your birthday wishes;always makes me feel like a kid again.

    blessings

  113. starlight says:

    Regarding the election, not sure if this has been posted here:

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=4694868

    Regarding psychic predictions, the most difficult thing is objectivity. When discussing world events, it is very hard to see things free of any preconceived notions. It is easier to read for someone with whom you have no relationship whatsoever, but even then, personal things can get in the way. For example, I know of an excellent psychic who foresaw heart issues in someone she read for because her family was undergoing some heart issues.It turned out to be completely wrong.

  114. alex says:

    Helen
    I read somewhere recently that Monstanto is going to not GMO plant Ukraine because there is strong anti-GMO in EU where the food will be going…. they are concentrating GMO in US!

  115. starlight says:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26698754

    Pro-Russian protesters have stormed a Ukrainian naval base in western Crimea.
    Several hundred unarmed protesters attacked the base at Novofedorivka, which is now under almost complete control of Russian forces. Meanwhile, Ukrainian troops surrounded by Russian forces have been ordered to battle stations at Belbek airbase.
    Russian forces, including snipers and armoured personnel carriers, have advanced and an ultimatum to surrender has just expired.

    From my post above:

    In Kiev, for example, the Spring chart has Uranus (11Aries48) square to the MC (12Cancer07), completing the exact square by transit as of March 27, then beginning to wane but likely still strong enough to be triggered by the Sun/Uranus conjunction from March 31 to April 2. This configuration suggests fast-paced and transformative events impacting the country (MC) from March 20 through April 2, with the final few days likely to be quite explosive.

    I can’t find the time on this but my guess is that the Moon was around 11-12 Sagittarius, activating the cardinal planets at 11-13 degrees.

  116. alex says:

    Paul Ryan wants House tax-writing gavel in 2015

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/paul-ryan-ways-and-means-committee-2014-101256.html

    EXCERPT

    Paul Ryan will seek to become the next chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, a move that would bring instant star power to the cause of tax reform.

    The House Budget Committee chairman intends to replace Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) when term-limit restrictions force Camp to step down in 2015, Ryan told The Wall Street Journal.

    That is my plan,” he said in an interview with the newspaper.

    There has been speculation for months that Ryan would seek the Ways and Means gavel, rumblings that only grew after he brokered a deal with Senate Democrats to help avoid a government shutdown that left some of his fellow Republicans fuming.

  117. starlight says:

    The Ukraine situation is yet another example of Obama being called “weak” and people wanting more aggression, but ultimately his tactics are very effective. Like the 2008 election; like the repeal of Don’t ask, don’t tell.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/10715577/Europe-scrambles-to-break-gas-dependence-on-Russia-offers-Ukraine-military-tie.html

    This is vintage Obama: step by step, cautiously but potently getting the job done, despite naysayers wanting more.

  118. starlight says:

    As I said, we are now in a kind of “red zone” through late April, but the next big triggers comes March 30 to April 2, with the Moon and then the Sun crossing Uranus and also creating a pretty potent New Moon chart.

    Meanwhile, a big storm predicted for next Tuesday.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/03/21/next-tuesdays-east-coast-storm-could-be-a-monster-but-may-well-miss/?hpid=z4

    The planets suggest this storm will barely have an impact. But the Sun is moving closer and closer to the conjunction with Uranus (and the aspects to Pluto and Jupiter)over the following days.

    Reminder, the Sun/Uranus square of July 3, 2013, which also triggered the Uranus/ Pluto square, brought the coup in Egypt and the birth of the military interim government.

  119. Helen says:

    Alex – GMO corn was just approved in the EU -‘not Monsanto, but DuPont:

    “EU ministers have allowed the controversial cultivation of a new genetically modified crop, TC1507 corn from the US firm DuPont Pioneer. Opponents failed to muster enough support against the move.”

    France and a few other EU countries are furiously attempting to get new
    laws on the books to prevent this.

    We’re eating GMOs in Europe:

    “Europe’s cows, pigs, and chickens are eating GMOs: their feed usually contains ingredients made from genetically modified plants. In addition, animal feed often has additives and enzymes that are produced with genetically modified microorganisms. Although GM animal feed must be labelled, the end products of animal production like milk, eggs, and meat do not require labelling. ”

    http://www.gmo-compass.org/eng/grocery_shopping/processed_foods/153.animal_feed_genetic_engineering.html

    Washington has the most lobbiests of anywhere on earth, and Brussels holds the number two spot.

  120. alex says:

    well I know what first days of April will bring, the local utility is going to fix transformer and electricity will be off
    one whole day ( I recall the CA-brownouts from TX-Enron gouging scams (matches and candles, flashlights, pizza) hopefully nothing important gets flash-fired when the power comes back on (everything is getting unplugged)

  121. Eliseo says:

    Helen,
    “Ukraine: Just because one side is bad, doesn’t mean the other side is good.”
    Amen to that! Such a mess! Oh, such a mess! Ukraine is like a woman caught between two mutually antagonistic but very abusive lovers.

    There is no doubt Viktor Yanukovych, born 9 July 1950 is a kleptocratic gangster. In 1967, when he was 17 he was sentenced to three years for robbery and assault. And that’s just the beginning. His later years have been characterized by fraud, plagiarism, theft, crooked electoral activity, etc.

    But….when he refused to sign the association agreement with the EU, he correctly described it as disadvantageous to Ukraine. I understand Angela Merkel was the chief architect of the “agreement,” and like her party’s crazy economic ideas, it was pretty ridiculous.

    Firstly, the EU offered only $600 million to Ukraine. Secondly, no more doing business with Russia, an energy foolish and geographically absurd provision. Thirdly, Ukraine was to be put on an austerity program. So, if your people are already poor, some of them without sufficient food, how much more austere can they be?

    Mr. Putin offered them $15 billion and generally a much better deal. Bribe or not it was a better financial deal for Ukraine, though I certainly understand the Ukraine desire to be free of bully-Russia.

    Meanwhile, those who’ve replaced Mr. Yanukovych appear to also have less than pristine histories.

    Of course, when Putin’s men invaded Crimea, they deepened the alienation and resentment between Ukraine (even many of the Russian speakers) and Russia, souring business and political relations for a long foreseeable future and driving Ukraine into the arms of the EU.

    The EU as you well illustrated is in bed with our so called “American” mega-corporations with agendas that are profit positive but not in any way human or life friendly.

    As for the screwball, counterproductive austerity economics imposed on EU members, well…as you said:

    “Good luck to the new Ukraine when the EU gets done with it.”

  122. alex says:

    Helen

    well that’s nice that they are going to EU courts but they should be going to Dupont shareholders, educating, organizing and activating them to direct Dupont NOT to poison EU with GMO and Not to poison the planet with GMO…..

  123. Sharon Katz says:

    Good luck with that, Alex! May it go smoothly & not cause inconvenience.

  124. alex says:

    I’ll work on Reaganomics chart and Paul Ryan for 2015/16/17 who wants to be author of the next version of the tax cuts 1981 maybe even hoping for a GOP president so he could be assistant Treasury Secretary like Paul Craig Roberts (Kemp-Roth Bill aka ‘Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981)

  125. alex says:

    Paul Ryan Natal Chart

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

    January 29, 1970 at 2:37 AM in Janesville, Wisconsin

  126. alex says:

    Paul Ryan – continues

    2015 Solar Arc Sun @24 Pisces

    2015 Swearing-In Congress 1/5/2015 (likely date)

    Mars @24 Aquarius

    semi-sextile

    2015 Solar Arc Sun – Ryan

    2017 Swearing-In Inauguration 1/20/2017

    Vesta @27 Cancer
    trine
    2017 Solar Arc Sun @26 Pisces – Ryan

    Ceres @26 Aries
    semi-sextile
    2017 Solar Arc Sun @26 Pisces – Ryan

    as Ryan was quoted in url I posted upthread…… that’s the plan

    Sharon I’ll have to chart something else by candlelight;

  127. alex says:

    Paul Ryan – continued

    Natal Vinciguerra @07 Aquarius, N/Sun @09 AQ, N/Venus @10 AQ
    (playing for keeps, vinciguerra)

    Natal Neptune @00 Sagittarius ( novile degree )
    inconjunct
    Natal Orius @00 Taurus, N/SA @02 Taurus
    Transiting Sun @00 Cancer June 22,2014

    ORIUS

    Orius reminds us that what we value has a lot to do with what’s going on inside. It’s time to review beliefs as filtered through the sense factory of our being, distilled by the spirit and ensure that mundane efforts are filled with soulful consistency. per Philip Sedgwick

    ORIUS:

    Positive – perceptive of demands of society, sense of what people want and think they need, favorably responsive to senses, balanced and fair, clear perceptions of material goals, accurate assessment on internal attributes and tuned into creativity. Clarity on the idea that a relationship does not make you successful, nor does success make one relationship-worthy.

    Negative – greedy, possessive, directorial in a controlling way, muddled view on materialism and relationship priorities.

    Solar Arc Neptune:

    2014 Solar Arc Neptune @14 Capricorn
    2014 Transiting Pluto @13-14 Capricorn

  128. Helen says:

    Ralph Nadar’s take on the Ukraine:

    “Drop the nonsense of evicting Russia from the G8 – a get-together forum of leaders. Get on with having the United States comply with international law, and our constitution on the way to ending the American Empire’s interventions worldwide, as has been recommended by both liberal and conservative/libertarian lawmakers, along with much public opinion.”

    Full article:
    http://nader.org/2014/03/21/obama-putin-say/

  129. Noelle says:

    Will, a few days ago you said you saw all of the passengers on Malaysian Air 370 on board and fine. My immediate thought was to agree with you but that they weren’t on this planet. Maybe in Nirvana.

    I don’t know how to post Matthew Ward’s messages link but I’m sure Lorrie U or someone else can. I think you will find it very interesting and it would appear what you saw wasn’t silly
    at all.

    Whether you or others believe and accept the message is up to you. But, I would urge once again that all take note of the need to focus on what you/we want and not on what we don’t want which is what most of this blog is filled with. The law of attraction is very powerful.

    Pls. let us know when you meditate the next time and see something you think might be silly. Apparently have pretty good eyesight in a meditative state.

  130. Sharon Katz says:

    Here it is, Noelle…you just copy & past the link to that particular page…I haven’t read it yet but will now.

    http://www.matthewbooks.com/mm/anmviewer.asp?a=182&z=2

  131. Noelle says:

    Thanks, Sharon.

  132. barbk says:

    Thanks Sharon for posting the link to Matthew, and to Noelle for the heads up. Wish we could also know what went wrong with the plane, but we know the most important thing and that is how the people on the plane are. I read from another source (perhaps from a link here on starlight news) earlier that the passengers and crew were in a place where the foliage was abundant and the leaves were extremely large. No communication, just a visual. Sounds like it could be the same place.

  133. alex says:

    Excerpt: The DailyBeast

    I’m not saying Texas is 100 percent there yet, but I am saying that it’s headed in that direction—and Davis’ path to victory appears to hinge on bridging that transition, bringing along enough of the center-left working class white male vote while maintaining strong support among women and young people and the future of Texas politics. That her candidacy is faring as well as it is already is a sign of the bright purple Texas to come.

    It is hard for a Democrat to win statewide office in Texas today. Recently, Rep. Joaquin Castro, a Democrat from San Antonio, pointed out that Texas has gone longer than any other state in the union without electing a Democrat to high office. Which makes Wendy Davis’ ascent in the Texas governor’s race all the more impressive.

    This week, a new poll showed Sen. Davis within just seven points of her Republican opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott. The poll shows that 42 percent of Texas voters back Davis, compared to 49 percent for Abbott.

    Now, put in the context of the 2002 Texas gubernatorial election—in which Republican Rick Perry won by almost 18 points over his leading Democratic rival—and the seven percent gap between Davis and Abbott is impressive. In the context of previous polls that showed Abbott widening his lead over Davis, this new poll is even more stunning. Wendy Davis has a serious shot at becoming the next governor of Texas.

    And it’s still early… Davis made news this week challenging Abbott’s lack of support for equal pay laws for women in Texas. In the fiscally conservative Lone Star State, the Davis campaign has pointed out that Abbott took a 62 percent raise at the expense of taxpayers while failing to support basic access to equal pay protections for women in the state. Smart contrasts like these will catapult Davis even higher in voter support.

  134. alex says:

    EXCERPT McClatchy News:

    Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group that has spent $8.3 million so far on ads in the state, has attacked Senator Kay Hagan D-NC for her support of the health care law.

    AFP is funded by billionaires Charles and David Koch, who control Koch industries, a multi-national corporation involved in energy and other interests, and who also finance a variety of right wing political causes.

    The Senate Majority PAC, which also supports Democrats and also doesn’t have to disclose donors, has run $1.3 million in ads on Hagan’s behalf, according to media tracking.

    Democrats say Hagan’s fundraising is a sign of strong support for re-election.

    “As we get closer to the election, she will have the resources she needs not only to re-introduce her record of fighting for North Carolina to voters, but also to draw stark contrasts between her values and Republicans’,” said Matt Canter, a spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

  135. Lorrie U says:

    All – I was just briefly on Twitter and saw some conversation from a couple of days ago. Seems that some people who visibly saw the plane somewhere which might indicate a landing in Africa? Seems like nothing is being followed up in that direction, but the thread is asking why wouldn’t they follow leads provided by actual people who all seemed to see the same thing?

    Haven’t read Matthew’s Message or much else yet, so won’t comment but wanted to tell you some of the twitter chatter. If I find out more, I’ll let you know.

  136. Lorrie U says:

    This is the Koch’s agenda, always was, always will be… pic.twitter.com/brDp92QZ9e

  137. alex says:

    April 2014: partial

    Monday 14th (one day before full moon lunar eclipse) Venus @08 Pisces conjuncting USA Ceres @08 Pisces

    Tuesday 29th (new moon solar eclipse) Neptune @07 Pisces conjuncting USA Ceres @08 Pisces

    [Tuesday 22ND – Wednesday 23RD, RX Mars @14 Libra, RX Mars @13 Libra conjuncting USA Saturn @14 Libra]

  138. Lorrie U says:

    Crimea is about ExxonMobil’s & Shell’s oil & gas ambitions vs Russia’s

    http://www.nasdaq.com/article/russia-eyes-crimeas-oil-and-gas-reserves-cm335654#ixzz2wkebx53u

  139. alex says:

    Tuesday April 8TH: last day Windows XP supported by MS( estimate 500 million users, I don’t know if that includes businesses)

    I read somewhere that ATMs (unspecified) may be affected if they don’t get their IT-teams/guys on it ( which they will do ) but some won’t, there is likely to be some random weird computer world stuff that Tuesday and lump in the rest of the week for spill over from 8TH…

  140. starlight says:

    I mentioned Turkey’s Spring chart in the last article I wrote (see the last chart in Cascading Events). I have been concerned about the spread of the Syrian war there. Now this:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-26706417

    Turkey Spring chart: Ascendant 12Libra34, with tr Uranus in opposition from day of SE 3/20 to 4/1, when the Sun joins Uranus for that big earth-shattering trigger. And actually, the New moon acts as a trigger on March 30, so March 30 to April 1.

  141. Lorrie U says:

    These are some of the conversation on Twitter, but unfortunately no links so don’t know what the comments are based on…

    MH370 cover up seem to be complete as so called eyewitness in Maldives are not investigated but resources wasted in sea!

    Given what the fisherman in Malaysia & the folks in the Maldives saw, doesn’t it make sense to carefully look around & in Somalia?

    Say the Maldives’ folks who say they saw MH370 really did see it. If 370 could get to the gyres, where could it have landed in Africa?

  142. alex says:

    Rand Paul:

    since he is already unofficially rolling out his campaign for 2016 Koch/GOP/Tea/Libertarian/WallStreet/Neocon primary, his campaign team is likely doing clean up work on the web to clear the field for their SPIN of him excluding as much as they can from other sources…. he very recently was quoted as saying ” he will no longer discuss his father’s politics”; he visited/spoke at UC Berkeley to convert to campaign in ‘liberal’ young student territory;

    Natal Sun @16 Capricorn
    2014 Solar Arc Sun @07 Pisces
    Natal Chiron @07 Pisces

    April 2014 transits: 7-8 Pisces (USA Ceres @08 Pisces)
    Venus
    Neptune

  143. Lorrie U says:

    I guess this is what the chatter is based on…

    Did Missing Flight MH370 Land In The Maldives Or Diego Garcia: The Full Updated Summary

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-18/did-missing-flight-mh370-land-maldives-or-diego-garcia-full-updated-summary

  144. barbk says:

    I thought about you Nancy and your inclusion of how Turkey’s chart would be impacted when I heard about this country’s possible inclusion in war. Good catch.

    Thank you Lorrie for the Twitter info regarding eye witnesses in Africa who claim to have seen the plane come down. The fact that it is a world-wide topic of interest increases the Neptune signature (by dissolving borders) of this event as a spiritual endeavor of the Cosmos.

    alex, many thanks for the heads-up re: ATMs on April 8th. Also, interesting facts re: Rand Paul’s chart. Let us not forget that the U.S. Uranus is at 8+ Gemini!

  145. Jerry says:

    Hi Sharon,

    About the so-called “doom and gloom” thing. Whether consciously or unconsciously, many of us have an unsettling feeling that all is not well with the world. For those that are astrologically savvy, some are anticipating extreme difficulties ahead in one form or another. The crucial question, yet to be determined; will these obstacles be manageable?

    If one chooses to view this solely on the material level, if that is ones inclination; I can see how my position can be seen as being unduly alarmist. I think it would be more in our interest however to delve into what’s going on behind the scenes – internally, rather than focus on the negatives, because that is where significant change occurs and where it all matters.

    Meher Baba addresses this quandary in very eloquent terms. Here’s a discourse of his entitled:

    The New Humanity

    As in all great critical periods of human history, humanity is now going through the agonizing travail of spiritual rebirth. Great forces of destruction are afoot and seem to be dominant at the moment, but constructive and creative forces that will redeem humanity are also being released through several channels. Although the working of these forces of light is chiefly silent, they are eventually bound to bring about those transformations that will make the further spiritual advance of humanity safe and steady. It is all a part of the divine plan, which is to give to the hungry and weary world a fresh dispensation of the eternal and only Truth.

    At present the urgent problem facing humanity is to devise ways and means of eliminating competition, conflict, and rivalry in all the subtle and gross forms that they assume in the various spheres of life. Military wars are, of course, the most obvious sources of chaos and destruction. However, wars in themselves do not constitute the central problem for humanity but are rather the external symptoms of something graver at their root. Wars and the suffering they bring cannot be completely avoided by mere propaganda against war; if they are to disappear from human history, it will be necessary to tackle their root cause. Even when military wars are not being waged, individuals or groups of individuals are constantly engaged in economic or some other subtle form of warfare. Military wars, with all the cruelty they involve, arise only when these underlying causes are aggravated.

    The cause of the chaos that precipitates itself in wars is that most persons are in the grip of egoism and selfish considerations, and they express their egoism and self-interest individually as well as collectively. This is the life of illusory values in which man is caught. To face the truth is to realize that life is one, in and through its manifold manifestations. To have this understanding is to forget the limiting self in the realization of the unity of life.

    With the dawn of true understanding, the problem of wars would immediately disappear. Wars have to be so clearly seen as both unnecessary and unreasonable that the immediate problem would not be how to stop wars but to wage them spiritually against the attitude of mind responsible for such a cruel and painful state of things. In the light of the truth of the unity of all life, cooperative and harmonious action becomes natural and inevitable. Hence, the chief task before those who are deeply concerned with the rebuilding of humanity is to do their utmost to dispel the spiritual ignorance that envelops humanity.

    Continued……

    http://o-meditation.com/2010/02/04/the-new-humanity-meher-baba/

  146. Jerry says:

    With the approaching Grand Cross Cardinal square activating both the US Sun (13 Cancer) in square to Russian President Putin’s Sun (13 Libra), tensions in the international arena will no doubt be tested. I found a fascinating article, a personal profile of Putin if you will, as experienced through the eyes of 3 US presidents. Here it is (followed by a well written astrological analysis of Putin immediately below the article)…….

    3 Presidents and a Riddle Named Putin

    New York Times
    March 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Bill Clinton found him to be cold and worrisome, but predicted he would be a tough and able leader. George W. Bush wanted to make him a friend and partner in the war on terror, but grew disillusioned over time.

    Barack Obama tried working around him by building up his protégé in the Kremlin, an approach that worked for a time but steadily deteriorated to the point that relations between Russia and the United States are now at their worst point since the end of the Cold War.

    For 15 years, Vladimir V. Putin has confounded American presidents as they tried to figure him out, only to misjudge him time and again. He has defied their assumptions and rebuffed their efforts at friendship. He has argued with them, lectured them, misled them, accused them, kept them waiting, kept them guessing, betrayed them and felt betrayed by them.

    Continued…..

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/24/world/europe/3-presidents-and-a-riddle-named-putin.html?hpw&rref=us&_r=0#/#time315_8525

    The Astrology of Vladmir Putin
    by Ed Augusts

    Vladmir Putin, was very recently, and not surprisingly, elected to the office of President of Russia. In his chart we see Sun in the House of Friendship and Associations, so he is well connected. He does certainly have friends in powerful places. His Sun is conjunct Saturn by only 3 – 1/2 degrees. This is THE marker of a very serious mind. The realist. The dogmatist, perhaps, because Sun conjunct Saturn represses the very best of feelings and the most sensual of feelings. It is not usually a happy combo, Putin is nothing at all like his predecessor, Boris Yeltsin, who knew how to have a few vodkas once in a while. Putin is about as exciting with this Sun conjunct Saturn as an old phoograph of Woodrow Wilson or Calvin Coolidge. You wonder if the man knows how to have fun. Ah, where he gets FUN is through power. Sun conjunct Saturn is a strict father, the “Father of his Country” who, in this case, makes the rules and punishes the bad little boys and girls who want to have too much freedom. Well, he WAS the head of the KGB, after all!

    PLUTOCRACY and POWER cry out in his chart. Pluto which is Plutocracy itself, is at the very Midheaven, so matters of control and influence, as well as forecasting that his may well somehow involve the very rich, the heart of an empire, the Plutocracy and Oligarchy of Russia dominate his chart and affect his success, which is exactly what has evolved for Putin and Russia over these past two decades.

    Continued…….

    http://www.edaugusts.com/?p=4007

  147. Sharon Katz says:

    Thanks, Jerry…I agree with you about the unsettling feeling, and the idea of a new humanity is very uplifting. I also know that death is not the end of our journey but it is human to feel fear and emotional, as well as physical pain. I also think that we have to have an open attitude about how and what will materialize, and not paint specific pictures based on the transits. Right now, as I watch CNN, my heart goes out to those involved in flight 370, particularly their families, and those involved in the WA landslide – where I’m hoping they find all survivors, and all other situations of suffering in the world.

    Let’s all unite in unconditional love, peace, prayer & solidarity.

    Namaste

  148. barbk says:

    As for the gloom and doom ahead (I assume a reference to the cardinal cross), I feel that is why the grand water trine is with us; sort of a cushion to prop us up through the trials and tribulations, such as they may be. Picture horses being prodded to go in a direction they wouldn’t necessarily go in from their own volition. That would be the cardinal cross’s job. The grand trine provides easy access to emotional support and expression which we, otherwise, might not be eager to seek out.

    The way I see it is that a big goal of the evolutionary push (of which the cardinal cross is one part) is to balance yin and yang and find the middle ground of polarized thinking and behavior. The gods and goddesses, in their wisdom, know that prodding punishment (cardinal cross) would only increase the divide, so the comfort of spiritual and emotional expression (grand water trine) provides release from pent up anger, fear, resentment, grief. The gods and goddesses want to bend us not break us.

  149. starlight says:

    In case anyone is feeling agitated this AM, the Moon is crossing the cardinal T-square from Capricorn, through around mid-day, early PM Eastern time. During this period, they announced they found the plane debris (thank goodness!!) and there was train crash in Chicago. No doubt other things will turn up.

  150. Sergey says:

    So any predictions on Ukrainian elections on May 25th? It sounds like there are a lot of candidates without a whole lot of support (no one got more then 21% of the vote in preliminary poll: https://www.kyivpost.com/content/politics/poroshenko-leads-presidential-election-poll-338730.html) Assuming they’ll be able to get to them without being wholly annexed by Russia by then.

  151. Jerry says:

    Sergey,

    About the Ukrainian elections on May 25th and your follow-up comment “Assuming they’ll be able to get to them without being wholly annexed by Russia by then”.

    There may be some degree of apprehension on next weeks March 30th New Moon (9 ’58 Aries). It t squares Ukraine’s natal Uranus (10 ’06 Capr.) and tr Jupiter (11 ’22 Cancer). Does this indicate Ukraine’s current status quo will be challenged? Will Eastern Ukraine hold a referendum just like they did in the Crimea? The US State Department and NATO officials are concerned about that Russian military build-up along the border of Eastern Ukraine. Does Mr. Putin have additional expansionist designs in the region?

  152. alex says:

    Starlight

    Moon is crossing the cardinal T-square from Capricorn, through around mid-day, early PM Eastern time.

    small potato stuff: ( but annoying none-the less- ) had first time billing error on an old account ) dealt with CS on phone this morning;

  153. Sergey says:

    Jerry:

    He obviously does. According to NATO analysis of the build up at Ukrainian border it seems he might be planning to open a land connection to Transnistria region of Moldova by conquering southern Ukraine: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26704205

  154. Sergey says:

    By the way, unfortunately evidence is mounting that Malaysia flight MH370 crashed into South Indian Ocean: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26711298/

  155. lisam says:

    The search operation is getting too costly, and they don’t want to contiue it, but they know it wouldn’t sit well with the relatives of the passengers, and some of their governments, e.g. China, so they are declaring that the flight crashed in the Indian ocean. They should have been able to gather at least one physical piece of evidence before making this declaration, otherwise everyone will see this for what it really is – a decision to discontinue the search, because of the astronomical financial cost.

  156. Helen says:

    Everything is not enough for these guys:

    “Bunch thinks the hysteria’s been triggered because “the billionaires of America” are “about to lose.” But there’s no sign of that anywhere. Even Obama’s overly mild attempts at reform are being beaten back by intransigent Republicans. Corporate-Democratic attack dogs like New York Governor Andrew Cuomo are doing their best to gut de Blasio’s reasonable reforms.

    Wages have stagnated. Long-term unemployment is an ongoing emergency. Many Americans, perhaps most, are facing a retirement crisis. Millions are only one or two paychecks away from ruin. Poverty rates have soared. In the midst of misery, more and more of the nation’s wealth is being captured by the top 0.1 percent of earners.

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/2/Bernie-Madoff-Sounds-a-Lot-by-Richard–RJ-Esko-Bernard-Madoff_Billionaires_Hitler_Politicians-140323-726.html

  157. alex says:

    3/21 Excerpt

    five competitive states:

    The Senate Majority PAC said it will spend $3 million on TV to defend Democratic senators seeking re-election in North Carolina, Colorado, Arkansas and Louisiana. Another ad backs a Democrat seeking Michigan’s open seat.

    The ads denounce “out-of-state billionaires” behind millions of dollars in commercials criticizing these five candidates for supporting President Barack Obama’s health care law.

  158. alex says:

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

    Congressman Steve Israel (leader for Democrats re-election) stated on Ed Show this afternoon that all D-re-election candidates (Senate and House of Representatives) are campaigning on Obamacare against Paul Ryan’s budget and their message is the details of Ryan’s budget cuts/hurts/takes away healthcare, takes away healthcare consumer protections and rewards fossil fuel and the rich etc etc etc…. they are going to do 2014/this year LOUD & PROUD FINALLY;

  159. alex says:

    continued – loud and proud

    positive expression: Moon crossing the cardinal T-square from Capricorn;

  160. Sharon Katz says:

    Regarding declaring the plane having crashed into the Indian Ocean in order to stop the expensive search & prolong family pain, Sergey – that thought also crossed my mind. I did read somewhere that there is going to be a press conference tomorrow giving the details behind why they made the decision now, w/o hard physical evidence – I think they are working with scientific data but I do not know what it is yet.

    Yes, Starlight, I did feel agitated today, as well as existentially depressed about these lives involved in flight 370 and the landslide, which taps into my own existential fears. I know there have been explanations offered about flight 370 passengers going to another dimension. I still think that is perfectly possible and could have happened in a slightly different dimension/reality.

    Barbara K, thanks for that explanation — it does help :-)

  161. lisam says:

    Until there’s some tangible evidence that the missing airline did indeed crash into the Indian ocean, I won’t believe it. I think that it remains a mystery, given some of the reasons in this article that I found. Don’t know who or what this man or this website is, but he does make some salient points, although he goes a little over the top with the conspiracy theory?

    http://www.naturalnews.com/044430_Malaysia_Airlines_official_story_government_cover-up.html

  162. lisam says:

    And if they can’t find debris in the ocean, sooner or later it will be washing ashore somewhere……may take a while though.

  163. Bob says:

    We have work to do.

    http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/fivethirtyeight-senate-forecast/

    2014 Midterms 10:00 AM Mar 23, 2014

    FiveThirtyEight Senate Forecast: GOP Is Slight Favorite in Race for Senate Control

    By Nate Silver

  164. Bob says:

    From that site:

    “One advantage of looking at the races on a probabilistic basis is that we can simply sum the probabilities to come up with a projection of how the new Senate will look. That method projects that Republicans will finish with 51 seats,3 a net gain of six from Democrats, and exactly as many as they need to win control of the chamber. (Democrats will hold the Senate in the event of a 50-50 split because of the tiebreaking vote of Vice President Joe Biden.)”

  165. Bob says:

    I think it will take the women’s and minority votes to turn that around – most men will not change from Red to Blue – they don’t have as much to gain (in their minds).

  166. Lorrie U says:

    Lisam – Re. your link, I think the author made some valid points about the discrepancies and changing information, although some of it is over the top. Until concrete, visible proof is presented, it is hard to give credence to the “official” conclusions since much of it seems inconclusive.

    One point which sticks in my mind from some flight specialist on MSNBC was that no one officially signs off with “all right, good night.” There is a universal language and the correct signoff would be something like “Okay, this is MH370 at such and such a location signing off, good night.” That makes total sense to me. He said that not using official airline language could also be a code used by a pilot to indicate that something is “not all right.” I’ve also read separately that the copilot made all the communications but that he was not the person who said “all right, good night.” What makes this even more questionable is that it was right after that the transponders were purposely turned off 12 minutes separately and continued to fly for hours.

    The “official” explanation at this point just does not make sense and until they actually find the aircraft on the bottom of the ocean floor, I think many people will doubt this version.

    As the author says, “If there’s one thing I’ve learned in all my years as an award-winning investigative journalist, it’s that you should never trust official stories… especially when they contradict all the earlier evidence.” Looking at his Tweets, I’m not totally comfortable with him.

    His Twitter feed says:
    Consumer health advocate and editor of http://t.co/yQgFtKqxtJ. Get a free eBook (25 Amazing Facts about Food) by visiting http://t.co/Cyo3kcxN2I

  167. Lorrie U says:

    A sobering Twitter comment, “They can track everyone’s cell phones but can’t find a jumbo jetliner?”

  168. Lorrie U says:

    WATCH: Right-Wing Pastor Demands Women Shut Their Mouths While Men Teach Them In Church

    Conservatives are waging a vicious war against women across the country, and they’re using religion to do it. The plague of GOP sexism begins at church.

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/03/24/pastor-demands-women-shut-mouths/

  169. Lorrie U says:

    And so it begins. Jon Stewart is leading the pack in ridiculing anyone questioning the “official” story…

  170. Lorrie U says:

    Here’s an interesting assessment by Wolfstar…

    Ahmad Zaharie Shah, the Pilot

    The veteran plot, Ahmad Zaharie Shah, was born on July 31, 1961, coincidentally, only four days before President Obama was born.

    Like Obama, Zaharie has his Leo Sun squaring Neptune, which presents an idealism concerning his leadership role. Obama is a head of state, and Zaharie likewise is the head of his plane’s crew and responsible for the safety of all onboard, a job which he has taken very seriously for the last 33 years. His Mars in duty-conscious Virgo trines Saturn, emphasizing this very practical, constructive approach to his life and career.

    Like Obama, Zaharie’s chart has been under major stress recently, especially when considering the progressions. On March 8 when MH370 went missing, Zaharie’s progressed chart was showing a tense Mercury-Mars conjunction square Saturn – all at 23º of their respective signs. On the one hand, this configuration can reflect the challenges of hard work, but on the other, it may also suggest enemy action. Obama has the same set-up, which manifested simultaneously as Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

    Authorities are looking into a phone call that Zaharie made just before MH370 took off. But with transiting Venus exactly conjunct his Jupiter, this was most likely a friendly call. We see that transiting Saturn was at 23º Scorpio at the time, sextile his progressed Saturn: this is not the configuration of a saboteur, but of a disciplined, responsible captain. All these progressions and transits at 23º align with Zaharie’s natal Vesta at 23º Taurus. Vesta here is the symbol for safety and security, which was under severe stress when MH370 was diverted.

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

  171. alex says:

    5 Reasons Why Harry Reid Will Likely Keep His Job, Despite Washington Pundits’ Predictions

    EXCERPT

    http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/5-reasons-why-harry-reid-will-likely-keep-his-job-despite-washington-pundits

    I am reading and watching a lot of the same crap as everyone else about the November 2014 elections,” longtime pollster John Zogby wrote. “Trust me. You cannot make predictions in March. I know, I have tried to do it.”

    “There are clearly Democrats running for the Senate who are not polling well,” he said. “But many are most fortunate to be running against Republicans who are also in trouble. Listen to me: there is a revulsion against BOTH parties. Just because the Democrats are not polling well does not translate in Republicans polling better.”

  172. Jerry says:

    Rock Our World: the Grand Cross of 2014 And Its Effects – Part 1

    Examiner.com
    March 11, 2014

    The most important transit of the year, and perhaps the most important planetary alignment of the decade becomes exact April 2014. The grand cross peaks the third week of April 2014. This aspect does not have to be exact for events to occur. A grand cross is a rare configuration shaped like an X, that involves two 180 degree oppositions, and four 90 degree squares that plays off the energy of all the planets involved.

    In this case we are dealing with Uranus in Aries (revolutions, sudden, unexpected, explosive and shocking events and change), Pluto in Capricorn (regeneration, death and change beyond personal control, bullies, unabated power of all kinds, secret agendas, nuclear energy and power, earth related weather or manmade events, Jupiter in Cancer (home, family, money, expansion, the homeland taking on greater importance), Mars in Libra (action, war, strife, military) and even Mercury in Aries (communication, young people, transport).

    The grand cross affects the charts of many people-about half or more of those I speak with, the United States chart, and the charts of many other countries as well. So, we know this aspect will bring societal change in many respects to large masses of people. Changes will occur on two levels: change in the world or the collective, and change personally to individuals. This first article deals with change occurring in the collective, and the Part 11 will deal with changes we will experience as individuals, which may or may not involve the collective experience.

    Continued…….

    http://www.examiner.com/article/rock-our-world-the-grand-cross-of-2014-and-its-effects-part-1

  173. alex says:

    A few years ago, I used to enter my local drug store and stand behind seniors as they left prescriptions behind because they couldn’t afford all the medications they needed.

    I used to talk to cancer survivors like myself whose daunting diagnosis was compounded by the financial stress of having to choose between essential treatments like chemotherapy and radiation.

    Those days are finally over. ~ Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chairwoman DNC

  174. Jerry says:

    The financial costs of the Ukraine crisis……

    Obama Has Backed Himself Into A Corner Over Ukraine

    The Telegraph
    March 25, 2014

    Russia is massing troops along the Ukrainian border in sufficient numbers to roll up not just eastern Ukraine, but also Moldova’s breakaway province of Transnistria, according to Nato’s supreme commander in Europe.

    Countering that build up of military muscle is the threat – led by Barack Obama and the US – of sector-wide sanctions on the Russian economy. According to administration officials, financial services, energy, metals and mining, defence and engineering are all in the crosshairs.

    Once again, Mr Obama is drawing red lines, promising yesterday that “if Russia escalates” – ie invades eastern Ukraine – then the US and the EU will impose “a greater cost”.

    We tend to dismiss sanctions as the soft option – obviously softer than a military confrontation which Nato and common sense has already ruled out – but we should be under no illusions as to what a full-on sanctioning of the Russia economy might mean.

    Russia is not Iran or Libya. It’s a two trillion dollar economy that supplies a third of Europe’s energy and exports 7 million barrels of oil per day. To put that in perspective, the “spare” global oil capacity is 2 million barrels per day.

    So while there is talk of “Iran-style” sanctions, Russia’s energy footprint already precludes walling off the Russian economy from the rest of the world, since to do so would plunge us into a global recession over night.

    So, is Obama just bluffing again? Well, after his threats on Syria proved empty and led to accusations of weakness and incompetence that still sting in the White House, that seems unlikely.

    If Putin calls Mr Obama’s bluff there will be little choice but to impose sanctions on sectors such as financial services, defence and Mr Putin’s state-owned behemoths.

    Continued……..

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/peterfoster/100264830/obama-has-backed-himself-into-a-corner-over-ukraine/

  175. alex says:

    Sen. Murphy D-CN, Committee on Foreign Relations: Russia Invaded Ukraine Because America is Strong Under Obama

    All in with Chris Hayes – MSNBC Video

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/03/18/sen_murphy_russias_panicky_reaction_in_ukraine_result_of_us_strength.html#ooid=ZrbHc4bDroPTQPcFWOGrzmbmm8zCUUew

  176. alex says:

    3/24/2014

    Donald Rumsfeld quote:

    “We have status of forces agreements probably with 100, 125 countries in the world,” Rumsfeld said Monday night on “On the Record with Greta van Susteren” on Fox News. “This administration, the White House and the State Department, have failed to get a status of forces agreement. A trained ape could get a status of forces agreement. It does not take a genius.”

    April 2014 transits: 7-8 Pisces (USA Ceres @08 Pisces)
    Venus
    Neptune

    Natal Dark Lilith @07 Pisces – Donald Rumsfeld

  177. Fe says:

    Great cartoon tells the truth:

    An Invisible Nordic Guy has some uncomfortable truths for Americans:

    http://www.upworthy.com/an-invisible-nordic-guy-has-some-uncomfortable-american-truths-for-you?g=4&c=ufb2

  178. Jackson says:

    http://www.wired.com/autopia/2014/03/mh370-electrical-fire/

    A Startlingly Simple Theory About the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet
    BY CHRIS GOODFELLOW

    There has been a lot of speculation about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Terrorism, hijacking, meteors. I cannot believe the analysis on CNN; it’s almost disturbing. I tend to look for a simpler explanation, and I find it with the 13,000-foot runway at Pulau Langkawi.

    We know the story of MH370: A loaded Boeing 777 departs at midnight from Kuala Lampur, headed to Beijing. A hot night. A heavy aircraft. About an hour out, across the gulf toward Vietnam, the plane goes dark, meaning the transponder and secondary radar tracking go off. Two days later we hear reports that Malaysian military radar (which is a primary radar, meaning the plane is tracked by reflection rather than by transponder interrogation response) has tracked the plane on a southwesterly course back across the Malay Peninsula into the Strait of Malacca.

    The left turn is the key here. Zaharie Ahmad Shah1 was a very experienced senior captain with 18,000 hours of flight time. We old pilots were drilled to know what is the closest airport of safe harbor while in cruise. Airports behind us, airports abeam us, and airports ahead of us. They’re always in our head. Always. If something happens, you don’t want to be thinking about what are you going to do–you already know what you are going to do. When I saw that left turn with a direct heading, I instinctively knew he was heading for an airport. He was taking a direct route to Palau Langkawi, a 13,000-foot airstrip with an approach over water and no obstacles. The captain did not turn back to Kuala Lampur because he knew he had 8,000-foot ridges to cross. He knew the terrain was friendlier toward Langkawi, which also was closer.

    (worth a read, IMHO)

  179. Lorrie U says:

    Jerry – I think drawing red lines with financial sanctions is far different than drawing red lines with military actions with resulting loss of troops. I don’t think I would push PBO too far if I were Putin.

  180. Lorrie U says:

    Jerry – Thank you for the post of the article by Chris Goodfellow. His common-sense analysis of possibilities makes a lot of sense to me and is more palatable than other speculative theories we’ve been hearing. I hope we do ultimately understand what happened and hopefully clear the names of good pilots.

  181. thrasybulus says:

    Jackson,

    That Goodfellow article is very informative. One question though.

    If it is an electrical fire and the pilots turned off the transponder and communications which blinded regular radar, with only military radar able to track the left turn the plane then took, then why is it not continuously tracked by the military radar from that turning point.

    In other words, from my admittedly sparse attention to the details, why did the military radar lose track of the plane as it flew back from the Vietnamese coast over Malaysia?

    Though it could simply be a case of the military covering its butt for a mistake.

  182. will says:

    Jackson,

    The attempt to land at Pulaou Langkawai makes more sense than anything else I’ve read.

    Thanks for posting.

  183. kiwi says:

    Jackson, thanks from me too for posting that article. Most plausible, non-nefarious, explanation I have seen. And explains the compass heading that might have put it in the middle of the southern indian ocean.

  184. thrasybulus says:

    My bad, I reread the Goodfellow article and see that the military did apparently track the plane back over Malaysia.

  185. alex says:

    sheldon adelson (casinos makes 32 million personally per day)

    is hosting dinner/contest for

    Bush
    Walker
    Kasich
    Christie

    you might say he will pick the Aldelson/Koch/GOP/TEA/Libertarian/WallStreet/Neocon primary nominee

    plutocracy/oligarchy way of life

  186. alex says:

    continued – oligarch Adelson primary:

    Houk: Mr. Werthan have you ever had people fighting over you?

    Mr. Werthan: Nope!

    Houk: It sure feels good.

  187. thrasybulus says:

    Alex,

    Up-thread you posted a link to the asteroid eclpising the star Regulus on the night of the 20th. Though the article did mention that the eclipse would be visible from New York I didn’t realize that it also would mean eclipsing the Statue of Liberty until I saw this blog;
    https://melbrake.wordpress.com/2014/03/14/statue-of-liberty-eclipsed-by-regulus-and-asteroid-163-erigonemarch-20-2014/

    Can’t say I understand the mystic Egyptian symbolism in the post but given that the star Regulus- when adverse- has an association with revolution and violence it does seem ominous.

  188. alex says:

    thrasybulus

    most key word/phrases for fixed stars comes from ancient sources; we live in modern multi-cultural world that is interdependent and connected; like arabic part that has modern parallel in midpoints I always use midpoints for analysis; with fixed stars I look for practicing astrologers who have useful examples in the present to describe their symbolism/influence and go from there;

    I use the consensus most astrologers agree on and consolidate
    to memorable concepts… in the case of Regulus what I use is for
    key (associated with achievment/to great heights followed by fall)

    I don’t use Egyptian symbolism it’s too convoluted and ancient for me – I relate to modern Western symbolism in most cases;

    actually I have practiced with Regulus in both natal charts and mundane charts for years and don’t find it menacing… it seems like the practical outlook for caution/reversal/converse influence accompaning great achievement life has it’s pitfalls;

    I don’t recognize Regulus other than by synchronicity or resonance in a file of related charts but not as primary factor in modern revolutions (you might expect to find Regulus in iconic individuals or event charts in power struggles or re-alignment of world powers – I weigh it into analysis don’t give it great weight

    IMV in all cases aspects narrate the meaning of chart(s) more than individual planets or stars…

  189. thrasybulus says:

    Alex,

    I agree completely that fixed stars at best give only incidental info in natal and mundane charts. I have never really seen a consistent, reproducable effect by stars that have convinced me of their reliability, but I have not given any time to them either (maybe if I investigated your star posts more thouroughly I might learn something ya think?)

    That said, a major fixed star eclipsed by a 45-mile wide asteroid that casts its tiny shadow over the most prominent symbol of a nation, it seems to me is not something that can be compared to a mass of natal and mundane charts.

    I agree however that as humanity as advanced so has our understanding that what was once considered irredeemably bad (such as eclipses) have good in them too- or the seeds of future possibilities.

  190. lisam says:

    Jackson, the article that you posted seems to be the most plausible reason for the missing airplane, and I recall that someone mentioned that the plane was carrying a large cargo of ion batteries which had caused a fire on another airline. Also, that NZ guy who was working on an oil rig out in the ocean said that he saw a plane on fire that crashed into the sea, but for whatever reason, he was ignored. Whatever happened, it’s just so tragic, but everybody needs closure on this. The whole thing was so bizarre, but maybe the Malaysian authorities were telling the truth, and they were just as mystified as we are as to the reasons why the pilot turned the plane around so soon after take off, the transponder situation, etc. Some events are just fated, I guess. Still too sad.

  191. alex says:

    thrasybulus

    NYC has problem alot of cities may be facing:

    http://drownyourtown.tumblr.com/

  192. lisam says:

    Fe, loved the Nordic Guy cartoon :)

  193. Jerry says:

    The Grand Cardinal Cross of April 2014 – Fireworks Are Coming…
    by Paul Saunders

    Solaris Astrology
    March 19, 2014

    The year 2014 has already been a very interesting one with three consecutive periods of retrograde planets coming along to dominate the early months. First up was Venus throughout January, then Mercury in February and now Mars that turned retrograde at the start of March and it will remain moving backwards for the next two and a half months. Also in the past month, Pluto Jupiter and Uranus have been in a tight t-square formation and whilst this was forming the Ukraine revolution took place and Russia sensing a power vacuum in her smaller neighbour dived in to take effective control of the region of Crimea. In the next month this t-square with the aid of Mars will turn into a grand cardinal cross. This formation will dominate the spring of 2014 and will drive the agendas of the world. How is it going to affect us? I give some thoughts on the matter . . . .

    Continued……

    http://solarisastrology.blogspot.in/2014/03/the-grand-cardinal-cross-of-april-2014.html

  194. Lorrie U says:

    I apologize, Jackson, I incorrectly thanked Jerry for the Goodfellow piece. Thanks again.

  195. Jerry says:

    All conjecture of course…… Based on the information below, will the US government announce a temporary bank holiday/closure after the financial markets close Friday evening April 11, 2014? When the markets re-open Monday morning April 14th coinciding with Pluto’s station; is that when the government is planning its “currency re-set”?

    US Preparing For April 11th Collapse aka ‘Downturn’! – John Moore Show

    March 11, 2014
    By Paul Martin

    John Moore is joined by Bob Gaskin, who is a former Marine Corps Infantryman who served his country from 1989 to 1995 and currently a Firearms instructor as well as a Survival Instructor. Bob speaks at Preparedness Expos and Seminars all over the country and is also the author of Society Ending Events: The first 180 Days.

    Gaskin reveals a little of his background as well as his 100% accuracy in forecasting before dropping the bombshell that information he has been given, non-classified so it is legal for him to have it, shows the US government is “actively preparing” for economic collapse, which he explains that he uses the term ”downturn” because he prefers not to use the word collapse.

    Gaskin goes over the indicators from the last 6- months that sets the stage for the “downturn.”

    Then Gaskin speaks about what has been taking place that the average American isn’t aware of.

    All of the above is in the first 10 minutes of the video below.

    http://revolutionradio.org/?p=69233

    Global Currency Reset: Is It Real?

    The Animal Spirits Page Blog
    Jan. 14, 2014

    The Intertubes are buzzing with talk of a global currency reset, usually in conjunction with a sale of a DVD that the seller alleges contains secrets that “the elite” have imparted to him that will make the difference between survival and adject ruin in your life. The most cogent of these is by Pastor Lindsey Williams here.

    The basic argument is that Christine Lagarde has secured agreement from some 204 nations to enter into a new managed float currency system that, however, will move currencies toward new exchange rates based on national “assets.” America, being the premier debtor nation in the world, would be devalued in its new channel, especially relative to the yuan. This of course is what a lot of people would like to see happen to stimulate exports. This system is allegedly to be kicked off by the end of first quarter 2014. There will be some sort of gold-backed or basket-based new international reserve currency introduced.

    Obviously America is hit by stagflation as goods from China increase in price by 30 percent or so. Simultaneously the government in 2014 or 2015 will seize 30 to 50 percent of public and private pension funds to pay down government debt.

    Continued….

    http://animalspiritspage.blogspot.in/2014/01/global-currency-reset-is-it-real.html

  196. Helen says:

    Obama didn’t bring the house down on this one:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVFrdWIs2LI

    Europe must be having second thoughts…..

  197. barbk says:

    Jackson, I too appreciate your Goodfellow article and here’s why. The chart being used for the missing plan is it’s take-off time. That chart has Fire sign Sagittarius rising, with the ruler Jupiter in the 8th house which is ruled by the Moon in Air sign Gemini. At the base of the chart, the IC or nadir, is Water sign Pisces with Neptune conjunct it.

    At the “base” (IC) there is the smoke (Pisces, Neptune) and at the ascendant (conscious level) there is fire (Sagittarius) and the ruler in the 8th house (hidden) is influenced (ruled) by Moon (emotion) on the descendent (on the way down) in air (Gemini).

    I’m out of time and haven’t finished the article but wanted to pass this much on to you and others. There may be more that the chart reveals under this scenario.

  198. Lorrie U says:

    Pres. Obama, however, got a rousing welcome in Brussels, Belgium.

  199. alex says:

    Hobby Lobby-SCOTUS-Stephen Field:

    Stephen Field (DOB 11/4/1816) pushed and pushed and pushed and rigged the system until he finally got what he wanted – corporate personhood:

    Natal Sun @12 Scorpio –
    2014 Solar Arc Sun @00 Gemini;

    NATAL T-SQUARE

    Natal Psyche @29 Leo (conjunct fixed star Regulus @29 Leo)
    square
    Natal Astraea @29 Taurus
    square
    Natal Ceres @29 Scorpio
    forms
    Fixed Grand Cross by Synastry (world stage)
    square
    29 degrees Aquarius (as yet unassigned)

    Background:
    Last, Moon Nodes @29 Leo – January 1980,
    Next, Moon Nodes @29 Leo – May 2017;

    http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/03/argument-preview-religion-rights-and-the-workplace/

    SCOTUS blog – Hobby Lobby

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/25/how-public-dissent-in-par_n_5029738.html

    For much of the first U.S. century, it was an accepted fact that the people, through their legislators, had the power to pass laws that businesses were required to obey. After the Civil War, Reconstruction-era statutes and constitutional amendments — particularly the 14th Amendment — strictly limited the ability of legislators to restrict the rights of the recently freed African Americans.

    In a historic irony, it was the protections contained in those Reconstruction laws that corporations sought to grab for their own. Justice Field was the hand they used.

    The common understanding of how the corporation became a legal person says that a Supreme Court reporter of decisions erroneously said as much in a case summary and that error became an unremovable stain, coloring every decision after. But that reading of history whitewashes what was, in fact, a coordinated effort to win citizenship for corporations.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Johnson_Field
    Stephen Field

  200. Helen says:

    Certainly did get a rousing welcome in Brussels, Lorrie – Obama was speaking at the EU headquarters. EU is now considered in Europe like what the Koch brothers are to America: corporate interests represented over those of the people. I live in the EU and there is much disdain for it ever since Greece defaulted on the loans of 11% interest that the EU, World Bank and IMF sanctioned. Greece’s infrastructure was sold at firesale prices. It’s a racket: Italy and Spain are next in line for this treatment. Sizeable populations in the EU have a socialist or communist heritage that’s why this on the news here – the EU is discredited with most people now. Iceland defaulted on their loans, jailed the bankers, threw out the international banking institutions. Iceland is now withdrawing their membership application to the EU.

  201. tetramorph says:

    Some very interesting news from astronomers today. A new planet out with Sedna, Planet Biden:

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/dwarf-planet-joe-biden

    http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_25425112/frozen-pink-dwarf-planet-biden-spotted-beyond-pluto

    And a ring around the Centaur Chariklo:

    http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1410/

    Chariklo in Astrology:
    “Intimacy and personal space
    Chariklo was the wife of Chiron. She was discovered in 1997, and is about compassion and emotional connection, among other themes. She is about the “Need for definition between intimacy and personal space. Seeking definition of human interaction and boundaries. Desire to help without co-dependent interference. Negative: invasive, manipulative, solicitous without intent to respond, aloof. Positive: an shoulder to cry upon, well defined relating agenda, counselor of independence vs. intimacy.” The Pisces Point — Centaur Transits for 2003″

    http://tribes.tribe.net/asteroid_astrology/thread/637cb1f2-36dc-4af0-8839-e124ecd299e8

    It’s interesting that the asteroid is ringed, and carries the themes of personal boundaries.

  202. SarahG says:

    Helen, thanks for the alternative perspective from across the pond. God knows we won’t get that from our own mainstream media. I think there are many Americans that also lean toward some form of “socialism” or would like to see some new hybrid that is generally more holistic and fair. Perhaps European countries will lead the way.

  203. Duchess of Gadsden says:

    Jerry, Once again you gleefully post something apocalyptic which does not seem to be a remotely credible source. Do you never get tired of putting gloom and doom predictions which never come true?

  204. alex says:

    OT

    it’s been over a decade since I had to take automobile mechanic service to small claims court (representing myself it worked out in my favor) small claims court are good means to re-dress financial dealings that have gone sour ( among other things ) especially good for women who are often the target of business service scams;

    posting this url… legal group makes access to the small claims court for “busy” women possible when time and distance are problematic;

    FYI:

    http://calegalpros.com/services/small-claims/?gclid=CMm2g7_qsL0CFcuSfgodJX0AoQ

  205. Jerry says:

    Hello Duchess (are you really a Duchess?),

    We’ve already addressed that issue a few days ago and so, instead of tiresomely repeating my views on that, I would ask that you to refer to my March 24th 13:38 am post here:

    http://starlightnews.com/wordpress/2014/03/russian-land-grab/#comment-145146

    We are discussing a turning point, a potential for a major transformation of consciousness – nothing more, nothing less.

  206. Jerry says:

    PS Duchess, perhaps the information below will help shed more light on the subject. A web-site complete with video that illustrates the themes…..

    “……the Cardinal Grand Cross opening a Quantum Gateway of potential to a most cherished ancient truth; a cosmic truth built upon the foundations of LOVE and a deep reverence for all of LIFE. People are awakening en-masse to a higher wisdom and transcending the social, political and religious frameworks built on fear, to co-create a new world based on foundations of LOVE, compassion, sovereignty and unity.

    Click on the following link:

    http://www.universallifetools.com/2014/03/cardinal-grand-cross-april-2014/

  207. Sharon Katz says:

    Sending prayers, love & light to those hurt, killed (2 firefighters) and made homeless by the fire in Boston today.

  208. Duchess of Gadsden says:

    And how is this particular “prediction” any different from all the ones you make on nearly a daily basis?

    I grew up in Tucson which is within the Gadsden Purchase.

  209. Jerry says:

    Gadsen,

    I feel all of us here, including Nancy are just having a friendly, casual discussion on the trends, all the more insightful when using astrology as our guide. As far as my personal participation in that, I think it can be safely said; there is only one defining absolute; and that is – we know very little, if anything at all. We are merely exploring the trends and the possibilities. Perhaps it would be more honest for us to say, this is my interpretation of things. We are simply sharing our thoughts here.

  210. Jerry says:

    A sobering assessment on the continued Russian military build-up along the Russian/Ukrainian border and why Russia may need to act sooner rather than later if it is planning to intervene on behalf of its Russian dominated population sectors…..

    by Mark Hosenball
    March 26, 2014

    (Reuters) – U.S. and European security agencies estimate Russia has deployed military and militia units totaling more than 30,000 people along its border with eastern Ukraine, according to U.S. and European sources familiar with official reporting.
    The 30,000 figure represents a significant increase from a figure of 20,000 Russian troops along the border that was widely reported in U.S. and European media last week.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/26/us-ukraine-crisis-usa-idUSBREA2P22120140326

    Russia’s Window of Opportunity in Ukraine

    …If Putin wants to make a grab for Ukraine’s east and south, he’ll need to move soon…
    The problem is that his brand-new province is deeply dependent on the Ukrainian mainland, which is the source of almost all of its electricity, water, and food. The peninsula’s railroads and highways lead north into Ukraine. The only link between Crimea and Russia is a ferry crossing from Kerch that connects the peninsula to Russian Taman in the North Caucasus.

    http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/03/25/russia_s_window_of_opportunity_in_ukraine

  211. John says:

    On another subject; rings around an asteroid Chariklo between Saturn and Uranus: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2014/03/asteroid-ring-system/
    “Astronomers were surprised…” makes me think of phrases such as “Astronomers were surprised to find out Pluto is actually a planet” or “Astronomers were surprised when they divorced themselves from the legacy of their craft and people thought they were idiots.”

  212. alex says:

    tetramorph

    Chariklo #10199: I’m practicing with Chariklo in my practice file charts it looks validated and credible for personal boundaries issues…. thnx for your notations

    here it is in natal chart of Stephen Field ( corporate personhood DOB 1816, upthread)

    semi-sextile kite

    Apex – Mars:

    Mars @03 Scorpio
    semi-sextile
    Venus @07 Sagittarius (bit wide orb)
    Chariklo @03 Libra

    opposite

    3-7 Taurus (as yet unassigned degree)

  213. alex says:

    Continued – Corporate Personhood ( upthread – Stephen Field )

    http://starcats.com/Citizens_United_v_FEC.html

    Natal Stephen Field (‘psyche’ {driver} behind legal corporate personhood DOB 1816, upthread)

    Semi-Sextile Kite – by Natal Synastry (Stephen Field & John Chandler Bancroft Davis )

    Apex – Mars:

    Mars @03 Scorpio
    semi-sextile
    Venus @07 Sagittarius (bit wide orb)
    Chariklo @03 Libra

    opposite

    Natal Saturn @03 Taurus – John Chandler Bancroft Davis (Supreme Court Reporter, Santa Clara County vs. Southern Pacific Railroad 4/10/1886 chart representing birth of corporate personhood)

    http://starcats.com/astrolaw-2.html

  214. alex says:

    Continued – Corporate Personhood (John Chandler Bancroft Davis & Stephen Field )

    CHARIKLO

    Natal Chart for DAVIS at starcats url (upthread)

    Natal Sextile Kite Aspect – John Chandler Bancroft Davis

    Apex – Mars

    N/Mars @26 Capricorn (nose of kite, lift)
    sextile
    CHARIKLO @26 Scorpio (personal boundaries)
    Pluto @28 Pisces

    opposite

    N/Moon @27 Cancer (noon moon) – (tail of kite, drag)
    USA Mercury @24 Cancer

  215. Squallo says:

    U.N. resolution calls Crimean vote invalid

    http://www.click2houston.com/news/U-N-resolution-calls-Crimean-vote-invalid/25190996

    The UN vote leaves no choice for Putin but to invade the whole of Ukraine, because now he can’t keept Crimea, so, he will need to return Yanukovich to power in Ukraine to return Crimea.

  216. Squallo says:

    BREAKING NEWS: US intelligence assessments show there are more indications than ever that Russia could invade eastern Ukraine, with one official telling Fox News the likelihood of a ‘major Russian incursion’ has increased.

    @L0gg0l: $$ Russia preparing Ukraine invasion in the next two days, fmr def. min Marchuk says — Ukr tweets. Don’t know credibility of this guy

    Canada worried about ‘serious possibility’ of Russian invasion in Ukraine within week

    http://globalnews.ca/news/1230531/canada-worried-about-serious-possibility-of-russian-invasion-in-ukraine-within-week/

  217. Sergey says:

    It’s a nonbinding resolution Squallo, it can’t take Crimea away from him. And no one in the world would buy “we razed Ukraine to install the former president there” argument in the UN. It would be even more illegal then the Crimea annexation.

  218. alex says:

    Stephen Field – Corporate Personhood 1886 – Psychic driving

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

    EXCERPT

    Psychic driving is a procedure in which targets are subjected to continuous, repeated, audio messages to alter their behaviour.

    Psyche #16 index number
    False beliefs are associated with Psyche ~ per Eric Francis

    Natal Stephen Field (‘psyche’ {driver} behind getting, through a pretext, ‘corporate personhood’ by the ploy of a mistaken entry in SCOTUS court record)

    ‘Psychic driver’ – the animating force belonging to Stephen Field to relentlessly, ruthlessly pursue corporate personhood modeled on the 14th amendment(equal rights)that utimately protected his financial vested interests.

    Stephen Field (DOB 11/4/1816) pushed and pushed and pushed and rigged the system until he finally got what he wanted – corporate personhood:

    Natal Sun @12 Scorpio
    2014 Solar Arc Sun @00 Gemini;

    NATAL T-SQUARE

    Natal Psyche @29 Leo (conjunct fixed star Regulus @29 Leo)
    square
    Natal Astraea @29 Taurus
    square
    Natal Ceres @29 Scorpio
    forms
    Fixed Grand Cross by Synastry (world stage)
    square
    29 degrees Aquarius (degree as yet unassigned)

    Background:
    Last, Moon Nodes @29 Leo – January 1980,
    Next, Moon Nodes @29 Leo – May 2017;

  219. alex says:

    Excerpt Email – Bold Progressives

    If you think things are dysfunctional in Washington now, just imagine what will happen if Democrats lose control of the Senate.

    Scary, huh? But that’s the future we’ll have to live with if we don’t get to work right now.

    Two of my Democratic colleagues in the Senate, Tom Harkin of Iowa and Tim Johnson of South Dakota, are retiring this year. Karl Rove and the Koch Brothers are already spending huge amounts of money to pick up those seats.

    Luckily, we’ve got two smart, experienced, bold progressives running in Iowa and South Dakota: Bruce Braley and Rick Weiland. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee and I are proud to endorse their campaigns.

    Bruce Braley led the Populist Caucus in the House of Representatives – and is focused on economic fairness, investing in education, and addressing our retirement crisis.

    Rick led South Dakota’s AARP and federal emergency management in his state, and he worked as a top Senate aide. He is campaigning actively on campaign finance reform and taking back government for hard-working everyday people.

    I know we can count on Bruce and Rick to be strong voices in our fight to level the playing field for working families – whether it’s protecting Social Security for our seniors, making college more affordable for our kids, or holding powerful interests accountable.

    That’s precisely why the right-wing Super PACs are already lining up to stop Bruce and Rick from going to the Senate. With two new Senate pickups on the line, they’ll say whatever they need to say and spend whatever they need to spend to win.

    Bruce Braley and Rick Weiland are two strong progressive voices who need your help to protect the Democratic majority this November.

    I know that bold progressives like you can stand up to the most powerful interests. I know it because I saw it for myself when you encouraged me to run for the Senate in Massachusetts, and I saw it as you fought by my side every step of the way.

    Thanks for all your support – and for being a bold progressive.

    Senator Elizabeth Warren

  220. alex says:

    Psyche #16 index number: (integration) the word psyche is ultimately about the self; what is not accept within ourselves is projected onto others; Psyche shows us where we must unite our own anima and animus.

    leahwhitehorse.com – the trials of Psyche (doubts that damage, envy that harms)

    Psyche shows where you may be inclined to give up in the face of adversity, where you might seek an easy way out.

  221. Jerry says:

    The United States And Europe Need A New Rulebook For Russia
    By Toomas Hendrik

    Washington Post/ Opinion
    March 28, 2014

    Russia’s aggression in Ukraine marks a paradigm shift, the end of trust in the post-Cold War order. This order, based on respect for territorial sovereignty, the integrity and inviolability of borders and a belief that relations can be built on common values, has collapsed. International treaties no longer hold, and the use of raw force is again legitimate. In its annexation of Crimea, Russia has thrown the rulebook out the window. The world is back in a zero-sum paradigm. This is not about only Crimea or relations between Ukraine and Russia. The shift has changed the assumptions underlying European security and dealings between democratic states and Russia.

    Ongoing events in Kiev, Donetsk and Crimea put the international community’s relationship with Russia on a new standing. Justification of a military invasion by a fabricated need to protect ethnic “compatriots” resuscitates the arguments used to annex Sudetenland in 1938. For U.S. and European Union leaders, a Churchillian moment has come. We need to rise to the occasion with strength, clarity and speed.

    Continued…..

    http://tiny.cc/dwsedx

    Astrology of the Lunar Eclipse of April 2014 – An Emotional Pressure Cooker

    Solaris Astrology/ March 21, 2014

    In April 2014 we move into the next eclipse season with a Lunar eclipse on the 15th April followed swiftly afterwards by a Solar Eclipse two weeks later on the 29th…….

    …..We have the Cardinal Cross being formed by the planets of change, revolution, expansion and force joined by Mercury the planet of communication and the mind which makes a close conjunction with Uranus. This cross sets the background scene and the Lunar eclipse enhances the picture further. This eclipse land in Libra, the sign of relationships and so the Aries polarity of our individual desires as opposed to relating to others and what they want is going to be key to what happens now.

    The Cardinal Cross I believe is initiating a new era, it is expansionist, it provides unexpected and unusual even revolutionary turns of events and ideas. In combination with this Lunar eclipse I think it will either transform what we know into something fresh and new, or it will bring about completely radical ideas, concepts or partnerships that will allow us to go in different directions. Eclipse energy is not easy though, and there may be a lot of disruption and maybe emotional stress before we realise that what is presented in front of us is actually beneficial.

    Continued……

    http://solarisastrology.blogspot.in/2014/03/astrology-of-lunar-eclipse-of-april.html

  222. Squallo says:

    A rapid Russian build-up of tanks and troops with tough talk from President Vladmir Putin raises fears war with Ukraine could be imminent

    “By the end of the weekend, Europe’s biggest war since 1945 will have begun or Putin will have started to send the troops on the border home,” declared Professor of the Naval War College at Boston University, John Schindler.

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/world/a-rapid-russian-buildup-of-tanks-and-troops-with-tough-talk-from-president-vladmir-putin-raises-fears-war-with-ukraine-could-be-imminent/story-fnihsmjt-1226867240935

    While the Russian government deserves to be punished for its bad behavior, there is no chance it will reverse course. The U.S. and Europeans are heading toward extended confrontation with Russia.

    http://www.cato.org/blog/russians-ukrainians-battle-over-crimea-tragic-perils-nationalism?utm_content=buffer77276&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

  223. Lorrie U says:

    Federal Court Case Could Eliminate Healthcare Subsidies For Millions

    Millions of families stand to lose an average of $5,000 in healthcare subsidies.

    If the case should succeed, it would not just affect residents of the three filing states, or those who signed on to the suit. Instead it would leave citizens in 36 states ineligible for healthcare subsidies.

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/03/26/federal-court-case-eliminate-healthcare-subsidies-millions/

  224. alex says:

    Lorrie

    then the KochGOPTeaLibertarianWallStreetNeocon Party want the courts to say that citizens of their states are being held ‘captive’ hostage banned from the available federal options to improve the health quality of their lives, their longevity and the stablity and security of their familes….

  225. alex says:

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/03/26/3419055/meet-the-most-reckless-judge-in-the-united-states/

    EXCERPT

    Meet The Most Reckless Judge In The United States: Judge Raymond Randolph

    Halbig vs Sebelius is rooted in a flawed legal theory. To learn why read this piece — or read a federal trial judge’s decision rejecting the plaintiffs’ legal theory.

    If the courts cut off subsidies to millions of insurance customers, that’s going to make the out of pocket costs paid by those customers much more expensive. A family of four in Dallas, for example, that earns $50,000 a year would see their premiums nearly triple if judges take their subsidies away. Those kinds of premium spikes will cause a whole bunch of healthy people to leave the insurance market — potentially setting off a death spiral.

    Indeed, as a brief filed by several economists in the Halbig case explains, the resulting premium spikes would render insurance “unaffordable for more than 99 percent of the families and individuals eligible for subsidies under the current IRS rule.”

    As previously explained, Judge Randolph, a George H.W. Bush appointee, left little doubt at Tuesday’s hearing that he would trigger this death spiral and let the consequences be damned.

    A second judge, Carter-appointee Harry Edwards indicated that he would not repeal the subsidies. That leaves Judge Thomas Griffith, a George W. Bush-appointee, as the only member of the panel who seemed uncertain.

    If Griffith votes with Edwards, he will allow the Affordable Care Act to move forward as it was intended — as the economist’s brief explains, the only way to accept Randolph’s theory of the case is if you believe that “Congress sought to legislate into existence a massive new social program that it understood would immediately fail.”

    Should Griffith side with Randolph, by contrast, he will be voting to do a whole lot more than undermine Obamacare — he will be voting to completely collapse the individual insurance market in many states.

  226. Marcia says:

    I’d like to get the opinions of anyone who wants to answer this. I’m getting tons of email asking me to give money to organizations like the DCCC and Bold Progressives or to individual candidates running for office this year around the country. If you had a little money to contribute to candidates or to an organization supporting candidates, and you wanted to give strategically and donate where it would do the most good, who or what would you contribute to? (I don’t think there are any races up for grabs in my home state.)

  227. alex says:

    Marcia

    yikes … every dollar is going to battle the KochGOPTea,etcetcetc takeover attempt of the federal government by charging the barricades of the Senate majority… if they get the majority lookout….

    whomever the consensus here thinks will best protect the Senate majority that’s who you could help arm with dollars and send into battle…

    hopefully other folks will respond with their opinions about who is best positioned to marshall their forces to protect the Senate…

  228. Apple says:

    Marcia — That’s my dilemma, too. I’m looking at ActBlue/BlueAmerica.

  229. Sharon Katz says:

    I’m also getting those emails each day and have started thinking about where to put my donations and when. We can also give to the individual campaigns of the senators who are in weaker positions….Al Franken is one of them, I’ve heard…not sure about Mary Landrieu.

  230. Sharon Katz says:

    I like the idea that they ask for small sums of money, usually under $5 or $10.

  231. Helen says:

    Keystone XL and the State Department studies:

    “Oil Change International bluntly says it is “shocking” that the State Department ignored the target of limiting global warming to less than two degrees Celsius “despite the fact that even [State’s] flawed models revealed that the carbon impact of the pipeline could equal as much as 5.7 million cars each year.” The group concludes:

    “By avoiding any consideration of climate safety, the State Department report is blindingly clear on one point, if only by implication: the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is not compatible with a climate safe world.”

    https://portside.org/2014-03-26/keystone-xl-state-department-tells-environment-drop-dead

    Seamless transition – from Canadian TV:

    Europe’s dependency on Russian energy bolsters case for Canadian pipelines:

    http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/europe-s-dependency-on-russian-energy-bolsters-case-for-canadian-pipelines-baird-1.1748191

  232. Lorrie U says:

    AIPAC’s New Focus Is Buying Student Government Presidents At Universities

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/03/27/aipac-student-government/

  233. barbk says:

    The most important thing to remember at this time is that transiting Neptune is at 6+ Pisces and will be until April 22. Chris Christie’s natal Jupiter is at 6+ Pisces. It trines his Mars (9+ Cancer) which trines his natal Neptune at 11+ Scorpio.

    It’s possible he even believes this BS.

    Transiting asteroid Askalaphus is at 7+ Virgo retrograde. He’s the guy (in myth) that ratted out Persephone (to Pluto) for eating pomegranate seeds which meant she could not return to the surface level of earth permanently. Transiting Askalaphus opposite Christie’s Jupiter and transiting Neptune (IMO) means that somebody is gonna rat out Christie. Probably write a book and make a lot of money too.

  234. Francis says:

    personal share: My Sun is 13.44 in Libra, 12th H. As Pluto squares and Uranus opposes my Sun I find myself irritated, angry and fed up with all the BS of politics. I’ve lost faith with the Dems and hate the Reps. My FB posts are over the top and am making the effort to backtrack when I can and trying hard to not express myself too potently or even at all. “Francis, let it go” is now my mantra and sometimes with a few deep breaths I can laugh at how crazed I can become. My goal right now as I go through these transits is to not hurt myself or anyone else through carelessness or acting impulsively. Soon Mars will conjunct my Sun… yikes. Maybe like a werewolf chained on a full moon night I should be too, until the peak of the Cross is over :) Putin’s Sun is at the same degrees as mine and if I am feeling ready to snap with my relatively low stress lifestyle I can imagine that with all the stress he is feeling that he is going to blow it and in a big way. My heartfelt thoughts go out to all of you Starlighters who have sensitive points in your charts at around 13 degrees!

  235. alex says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5WXZRlMBs8

    Senator Barbara Boxer, D-CA

    Excerpt

    Viagra is in practically all insurance plans, they are covered by insurance but there are no complaints and moral objections to men getting Viagra but they do have moral objections to women getting certain kinds of birth control.

    Excerpt

    Then what’s next will they take a moral objection to Vaccinations?

  236. alex says:

    barbk

    you’ve got me thinking about askalaphus again :-)

    Background: USA Sibley Askalaphus @01 Virgo

    2016 Transiting Jupiter @14 Libra – (soon after election)

    conjunct

    USA Saturn @14 Libra (appointed and/or unelected career officials of federal gov institutions)

    USA Sibley, ASKALAPHUS

    WAX SEMI-SQUARE

    T/Jupiter @14 Libra, 11/16/2016

    Exact Semi-Square
    11/27/2016 – 12/2/2016
    T/Jupiter @16 Libra

  237. alex says:

    Excerpt Email – Food Democracy Now

    While Starbucks has widely touted “ethical sourcing” and “sustainability” in their marketing material, they’ve failed to live up to the hype in reality.

    Right now, Starbucks is serving milk to millions of customers every day from factory farms along with baked good products chock full of genetically engineered ingredients.

    As if that weren’t bad enough, as a dues paying member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), Starbucks has helped lead the charge against openness and transparency in our food system by fighting against common sense GMO labeling in the U.S.

    In the past 2 years alone, Starbucks has been a part of a GMA-led coalition that has donated more than $70 million dollars to defeat GMO labeling efforts in California and Washington State. During 2012, the GMA donated $2 million to defeat Prop 37 in California and last year, the GMA illegally donated $11 million as a part of a secret slush fund to defeat I-522 in Washington.

  238. Jerry says:

    Russian Reactions to the Crimean Crisis

    Gary’s Musings/ Astrology, Writings and Thoughts of Gary Lorentzen
    March 23, 2014

    I was waiting for the week after the Full Moon of March 16 to see what would happen in Crimea. True to form, within a week of the lunation, Putin annexed Crimea. In a previous post, I suggested we would get a foreshadowing of what was to come shortly after the Full Moon, and I think we have. The increased amassing of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border has caused alarm even inside Russia where the state-controlled media haven’t reported objectively on the situation. We are getting information, however, that the Russian people have a sense of impending aggression towards the Ukraine, and there was a mass demonstration in Moscow with more than 50,000 people in the streets demanding Putin keep his “hands off the Ukraine”.

    I still think the real crisis will come in the last two weeks of April as the fall out from the annexation of Crimea and the military intimidation the Russians are now demonstrating give the rest of the world time to formulate a unified reaction. Interestingly, and synchronistically, there will be a Solar Eclipse during that time triggering what political astrologers of the world refer to as the grand cardinal cross with stressful planetary alignments in the region. I am in contact with some of these astrologers in Russia and the Ukraine as well as in other Slavic speaking countries, and they are worried. We here in the States can sit back objectively, somewhat dispassionately, and worry just a little, but we will not have the same direct experience as these on-line friends in the region.

    Continued…..

    http://garylorentzen.com/

  239. lisam says:

    OT – The Martian Chronicles. Does anyone remember that TV series from 1980? I loved it, and for some reason it just ran across my mind, so I had to go searching for it. Found it on You Tube in 3 parts. It starred Rock Hudson. He was such a consmmate actor. Wonder where he is today. Watching it again made me realize how little has changed since then. All the sentiments expressed in those episodes concerning humanity and civilization are still being expressed today, and are still applicable regarding the various conflicts we are experiencing now on planet earth. It was also entertaining, with some zany characters, and the music is still stunning, so if you decide to watch it, make sure you have a good sound system so you can take full advantage of the music. Of course a few things might be dated, but still enjoyable.

  240. lisam says:

    typo – I meant “consummate” actor.

  241. Jerry says:

    Lisam,

    A brief note on Rock Hudson and his legacy…… Hudson’s death due to an aids related illness (Oct. 2, 1985) was viewed as an event that transformed the public’s stigmatized perception of AIDS.

    Eight years later, Tom Hanks won an Oscar for Best Actor in the film Philadelphia for his portrayal of a man stricken with AIDS. Film synopsis – Fired by his law firm because of his condition; he is prompted to hire a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. A very powerful, moving film. . . . . .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5ZYAJTJvwY

  242. Lorrie U says:

    Francis, this one’s for you especially…

    FIREWORKS NEW MOON

    EXCERPT:
    The push and pull of such uncertainty is unsettling, also exciting. We continue to find, as we have throughout the month of March, that alternative approaches serve best. We’re getting a new version of the operating system on the psychic Internet and via the galactic interstellar field. It’s helpful to know this, so we don’t think we’re going crazy. Our psychic perceptions are on high. Turn down the volume when you need quiet time for yourself. One meaningful way we can help each other is by sharing our sympathy and compassion. Let’s be kind and helpful to each other, while keeping in mind that we don’t have to take on the whole world’s sufferings as our own.

    We head into the uncharted territory of April with plenty of charged-up energy and an expectant sense of destiny at work. A total eclipse of the Moon on the 15th and a solar eclipse at the end the month add to the transformational drama. Expect the unexpected. Not everyone is up to speed with the program. Some grumble that they have not signed up for this third millennium pioneering adventure. The alternatives are few. There is really nowhere else to go. If you have been holding on to some faint hope of going back to “normal,” you can try it at your peril, to be left behind the times. This is not to give carte blanche on just any whim of change. We must meet the agenda of the times for Earth-honoring, conservation-minded, ecologically appropriate planning and implementation. Step up and be counted. This is a fabulous opportunity for growth toward mutual wellbeing, even as old structures are further dismantled. The way it happens might be surprising, somewhat uncomfortable, even shocking in some ways. Be vigilant, caring and willing rather than anxious in the face of this awakening and we’ll find ways to improvement.

    More at link…
    http://heliastar.com/cosmic-news/fireworks-new-moon/

  243. Lorrie U says:

    Barbk – ” Transiting Askalaphus opposite Christie’s Jupiter and transiting Neptune (IMO) means that somebody is gonna rat out Christie. Probably write a book and make a lot of money too.”

    Just what I needed to hear, thank you! This guy is so arrogant and sure of himself, and truly believes he’s going to get away with a clean slate I think. I am encouraged that now Bridget Kelly wants to talk with immunity! She sounds really pissed via her atty. and Bill Stepian, too. Maybe they’ll all sing. And if they write a book, good for them, I’ll buy it! Keeping my fingers crossed that they get the goods on him.

  244. Lorrie U says:

    Alex – I think there is no moral objection to Viagra because it produces babies, whereas contraceptives prevents babies. Big difference in their wee minds.

    Somehow they have lost sight of the fact that unwanted babies born into poverty need to have food and shelter.

  245. alex says:

    Lorrie

    in either case there will be more spilled semen than needed to create one conception ( isn’t that wonton reckless disregard for LIFE)

    Barbara Boxer was establishing that KochGOPTeaLibertarianWallStreetNeocon Party gender discrimination (which is wrapped up in church teachings & moral objection ) is not the D-messsage…..

    she re-stated the democrats position: for separation of church and state, against discrimination, in support of reproductive civil rights ….. principles such as these are the Democrats platform –

    Democrats have to make noise on the media too the GOPhaters and discriminators don’t get the stage all to themselves….. it’s time to GOTV

  246. Francis says:

    Dear Lorrie, :) thanks!

  247. alex says:

    PS Lorrie

    I’ve watched Senator Barbara Boxer campaign and win a number of times against strong challenges… she is understated but powerful

    – in her last campaign 2010 she defeated GOP candidate Carly Fiorina(former chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard, by a margin of 10 percentage points) Fiorina campaigned on total lies all the time, disinformation, scaremongering; whipping the electorate into a tea frenzy while Barbara elegantly went toe to toe with Fiorina’s ton of outside-the-state money flooding CA with rethug-end-of-the-world scenarios if Barbara was re-elected…

    Barbara Boxer made political campaigning seem simple… which in the big state of CA with great diversity of voters is not simple; according to the lastest Southern Poverty Law Center report CA has the most hate groups of any state in the country… and Fiorina was ‘working’ them!

    you have to watch Barbara over a campaign season to get the picture… if you get a chance to watch her during a campaign she teaches politics 101 like Mr. Miyagi when he asked Daniel to make home improvements to Mr. Miyagi’s house; paint up – paint down the fence, wax on – wax off detail the car, sand the floor etc…..

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

  248. Lorrie U says:

    For those who are concerned about GMO’s, this is helpful information if you don’t already know about it.

    When buying produce, a five-digit # starting with an “8” indicates it is a GMO!! A four-digit # starting with a “3” or “4” indicates regularly grown and a five-digit # starting with a “5” is organic.

  249. Lorrie U says:

    I see Barbara Boxer on MSNBC quite often and just love her! She is an awesome woman and savvy politician who knows how to get her point across.

  250. Lorrie U says:

    In just over 100 days, over 1 million people in South Sudan have fled their homes

    http://bit.ly/1jfxRPv

  251. alex says:

    Thxs Lorrie I didn’t know about the produce labels

  252. alex says:

    ps Lorrie
    I follow the labels on the shelves at my local store in the fruit vegetable department ( not been reading the sticky labels on the food ) but as far as GMO labeling goes the labels are not mandatory they are voluntary so GMO producers label ‘conventionally grown’ otherwise they know what consumers will do… they’ll not buy their produce…. well brain freeze …. that is what the GMO labeling fight is about – TO MAKE IT MANDATORY AND REGULATED AND ENFORCED ……..I feel kind-da loopy this morning 1+1=2, 2+2=4 ok I can still add … that ‘stroke’ I had a few months back didn’t wipe out simple math ( but it got some memory capability ) rats… I’ll have to do more brain plasticity exercises!

  253. alex says:

    http://www.carrollquigley.net/pdf/Tragedy_and_Hope.pdf

    Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in our Time by Carroll Quigley

    Princeton, Harvard and Georgetown professor Carroll Quigley served as an adviser to the Pentagon and Foreign Service.

  254. SarahG says:

    The second significant earthquake has hit the LA area of California and so I googled the astrological chart for that city and was astonished to discover it has an April 4 birthdate which puts it squarely in the crosshairs of the current historic grand cross (Sun at Aries 14). I don’t know if this is the accepted chart for LA or not or what parts of the chart one would look at to determine potential effects of earthquakes, but it does seem that there is a building up of pressure with the increasing quake activity in that area. In fact it is apparently a “reawakening” fault that has historically been very damaging. Anyway, here’s the chart I found:
    http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Cities:_Los_Angeles_CA

  255. SarahG says:

    Mudslides, fires, some large scale environmental spills, earthquakes, tornadoes, flooding…. Well at least it seems Putin and Obama are still on speaking terms and attempting to avoid a crisis. I hope they are successful.

  256. alex says:

    SarahG

    wiki gives two notations on Los Angeles:
    Settled, September 4, 1781
    Incorporated, April 4, 1850

    similar to financial astrology when there are two (sometimes more) dates for a business and then the chart when it makes first Public Offering NYSE both all the charts are used ( though the PO chart is preferred by many but not all astrologers )

    business can have a) founding chart b) incorporated chart c) public offering chart

    same with national charts there may be two charts for a nation as there is with Russia;

    use both charts:

    http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Cities:_Los_Angeles_CA

    http://www.astrotheme.com/astrology/Los_Angeles_(California)

  257. alex says:

    Tim Berners-Lee Natal Gemini Sun, Natal Capricorn Moon
    (highly advanced communications (Gemini) – (Capricorn) collective power structure)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Berners-Lee

    Tim Berners-Lee
    DOB June 8, 1955 London ENG (time unknown)
    computer scientist, best known as inventor of the World Wide Web

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

  258. alex says:

    continued – Gemini/Capricorn

    http://northbayastrology.com/?p=28982

  259. Sharon Katz says:

    Also, Lorrie & Alex, I had always heard that organic started with “9” not “5.” I’ll have to check into that. Alex, sorry to hear that you had anything resembling a “stroke;” even under those conditions, your brilliance and active mind never ceases to amaze me.

  260. Sharon Katz says:

    A quick little story about silver linings and the “good” that comes out of what might seem “bad” (and vice versa, I guess). When my husband totaled his 2003 Prius in a pot hole in New Orleans last year, we rec’d insurance money and had to put together a little more to get him a new “used” car. He wanted an all-electric Leaf; I wanted him to get another Prius. The Leaf has a 75-mile limit (they tell you more but actually, I think, it’s more like 60 because it depends on how you drive the car) and I had visions of him borrowing my car when his was out of charge. The upside was that the 2012’s were a very good buy because no one was buying them! Anyway, he was turning 65 and I thought to myself, this might be the last almost-new car he gets and he IS an energy consultant, so…I made it clear that he needed to forget about my car most of the time. Well, not only does he make sure his car is charged every day, it has gotten him to go to the local college gym every day where they have a free, fast-charging station AND the daily exercise has gotten rid of a toe nail fungus he has spent 15 years trying to cure, and has done other good things for his health and appearance! Also, I have run out of gas once, on a 90 mile trip to Baton Rouge where I attend school at LSU once a week, and he came to help me out! We all agreed that it was really silly because he had to then find a way to charge HIS car in order to get back home. He should at least have borrowed someone’s car. I guess my main concern is that if we have to evacuate again, we’ll have to either leave the car on high ground or find a way to tow it. Meanwhile, it is a GREAT commuter car. However, when you look up the numbers, it is not better for the environment than a Prius in our state because we use goal-burning power generation!

  261. alex says:

    Sharon Katz

    thxs for your kind thoughts

    my utility company informed my local area they changed date for POWER OUT transformer repair to late April smack on exact cardinal cross day so I expect the 6 hour timeframe they estimate power will be off will be WIDE and wrong estimate…. so I’m preparing for overnight without power which is to say …. warm clothes, medicines in cooler, pizza delivery and some room temperature casserole prepped ahead of…. more candles, make sure the cell battery is charge … the whole nine yards

  262. Sharon Katz says:

    Francis, “let go” and be at peace sounds right, unless there is something useful that you can do with the energy. Something really positive may come out of this, keep us posted. I was affected the last 1-2 yrs by Uranus/Pluto’s transit (asc. @ 10 Cancer conj Uranus) but I think it’s passed me now. There was a serious relationship struggle in my life during that time but we did work it out on a more positive level just as soon as the planets moved on.

  263. 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