People like stability. They like to know what to expect. But under today’s historical configuration of volatile planetary alignments, with Uranus, Pluto, Jupiter and soon Mars moving relentlessly into a Cardinal Grand Cross, the world is experiencing an unusual amount of instability and unpredictability. The recent New Moon on March 30 followed by the Sun crossing Uranus, while also aspecting both Jupiter and Pluto through April 3, has brought a wave of shifting sands and unexpected circumstances in many areas, often changing the anticipated trajectory of events.

Much has happened in the past week since the Aries New Moon. The once-promising Middle East peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians are suddenly in shambles, with Israel balking at a promised prisoner release and the Palestinians returning to the UN for increased recognition and protection. Both actions are essentially deal breakers, and the negotiations are barely hanging by a thread.

The chill between Russia and the West is increasing by the day, with almost all cooperation on a number of fronts effectively cancelled. In direct defiance of the US, Putin declared on April 2 that he will arm President Assad of Syria with deadlier and more effective weapons, seemingly throwing down the gauntlet for a proxy war with the US and its allies.

Moreover, there is growing concern that the infamous Ring of Fire, which surrounds the Pacific Ocean with dangerously shifting tectonic plates and latent volcanic eruptions, is suddenly becoming active. There have been a series of earthquakes in and near Los Angeles in recent weeks, the most potent being a 5.1 on March 28, with some milder seismic events following over the next few days. In Iquique, Chile, an 8.2 quake caused extensive damage on April 1, just as the Sun/Uranus conjunction moved very close to exact.

In the political realm, the Supreme Court on April 2nd, unexpectedly aimed another debilitating blow to the vestiges of campaign finance law, further opening the floodgates to the nefarious corruption of big money into the political process. The Roberts Court has determined that money is equivalent to speech, and campaign money should be largely unregulated as a way of protecting freedom of speech. To my mind, this is a false flag operation, since the only real winners are the oligarchs who increasingly control most of the wealth in the US. If freedom of speech were truly at issue, the new McCutcheon ruling, as well as the Citizens United ruling that preceded it, would not have virtually wiped out the so-called free speech of 99% of the population by drowning it under the deluge of cash from the few hundred fat cats that now control the process. Those who support this ruling can talk about free speech all they want, but most of us will never be heard among the cacophonous clanging of the billionaires’ chump change.

A further manifestation of the activation of this incendiary Uranus,/Pluto/Jupiter configuration arrived with yet another deadly shooting at an American military base. The Fort Hood shootings, which took place on April 2, shocked and upset  Americans, once again bringing gun issues to the forefront.

On a more positive note, another unexpected circumstance of recent days was the surprising success of Obamacare enrollment: 7.1 million signed up for the exchanges and an additional 3 million were added to the Medicaid rolls. This was a huge, unanticipated boost for the president and enabled over 10 million people to gain health insurance who otherwise would have been been unable to do so.

In today’s world, the many struggles between entrenched power structures, both economic and political, and those who want to be free of the oppressive constraint of the current reality is a multi-year manifestation of the Uranus/Pluto square, felt primarily from 2011 through 2015. This stress has been exacerbated by the two-month Jupiter/Uranus square from mid-February through late April 2014, sparked by the precipitous and reckless action (Uranus) of Vladimir Putin due to his sudden annexation of Crimea, which in turn has led to a tense confrontation between Russia and the West. A similar protracted Jupiter/Uranus opposition in late 1962 brought us the Cuban Missile Crisis. Unfortunately, the acute phase of the current crisis is not yet resolved, with 40,000 Russian troops still menacingly posted along the border of Eastern Ukraine. As the Uranus/Pluto/Jupiter T-square builds in intensity from now through April 20, and with Mars further inflaming the situation from April 19 through April 23, this and other situations are likely to escalate. As we have seen in recent days, destabilizing situations on many fronts are quite possible.

Some times over the next few weeks when the tensions are most likely to increase, either from sudden, precipitous actions, unexpected weather or other natural events are as follows:


Sunday, April 6, afternoon through about 8:30 PM, EDT, when the Moon crosses Jupiter, squares Uranus and opposes Pluto;

Monday, April 7, through around 6 PM, EDT, during the Sun/Mars opposition;

Monday, April 14, midnight to 6 AM with the Moon moving into the opposition of Uranus and square to Jupiter and Pluto, and all day, through 00 AM  (EDT) Tuesday, with Mercury moving to conjunct Uranus. All of this culminates just hours before the Full Moon eclipse, suggesting the possibility of a big storm or heavy flooding, as well as other stressful and incendiary situations suddenly erupting;

From April 15 through April 20, Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto will be moving into a tighter and tighter T-square. Mars will join this T-square making it a Grand Cross from April 19 through April 23. This period is likely to be highly inflammatory, bringing a more exaggerated and intensified version of the kind of events we have already seen: acute and violent confrontations; precipitous, transformative actions; explosions; accidents; and dramatic earth and/or weather events.


Although the highly unusual and historical Cardinal Cross will be over by late April 2014, the Uranus/Pluto square still has one more protracted period during which it may leave its mark on mankind. This stretch of time will cover from late November 2014 through mid-March 2015. The huge confrontation between deeply entrenched power (Pluto) and the desire for freedom and equality (Uranus), especially insofar the latter are in conflict with the Plutonian power centers, will very much be playing out in many ways as this last phase unfolds.


  1. starlight says:

    Ecuadorian volcano particularly active in the last two months, erupted today:

  2. lunagardener says:

    I am monitoring the story of the elections in Afghanistan, it looks like the People vs the Taliban is in full swing, as people are pouring into the voting stations, in spite of threats of violence. I pray it happens here as well, sigh, someday. Nice coverage of events Starlight. Thanks for all you do.

  3. alex says:


    besides the current uncertain world we live in I’ve got ‘things’ this month, crossing my fingers to get beyond it:

    First Impression: Synastry Natal Bush-Jindal

    Mystic Rectangle

    North Node @11 Aquarius – Bush
    Midheaven @ 10 Gemini – Jindal
    South Node @11 Leo – Bush
    Nadar (IC) @10 Sagittarius – Jindal

    (Bush’s 11 Aquarius North Node conjunct Bush’s Midpoint Su/Mo @10 Aquarius – Get Your NeoCon On degree/sign)

    In addition if it turns out Jindal is Bush’s choice for running mate, and then Bush is elected (two terms) Bush’s Natal Leo South Node takes Jindal’s Solar Arc Sun direction: range 2016 SA/Sun @04 Leo thru 2023 SA/Sun @11 Leo;

    If Bush runs an under-estimated campaign like his brother did in 1999-2000 with lots of criticism amd mocking of their weaknesses all the while the Bush/Cheney/Cabal strategically set up the electorial college to drive the final battle to Florida (rigging elections in certain states to do so) additionally rigging Florida every which way to Sunday… extrapolate that experience and expect LOTS OF ELECTION RIGGING coming from the Bush political cabal 2016 using ‘under-estimation of the campaign’ as a distraction for our opposition contingent of potentially complacent, and overconfident voters who don’t sufficiently GOTV (it worked in 2000 – they’ll use the same playbook IMV)

  4. Lorrie U says:

    Alex – I really trust the Universe will only support a progressive, enlightened direction and that we will not go backwards, we have struggled too long and hard to get this far. If, however, something quirky happens and JBush/Jindal should take the presidency, or anyone republican/tp/libertarian, I may have to consider leaving the planet.

  5. will says:


    Just emerged from a mountain of CE course material to catch your tachycardia-inducing Instability analysis of largely Uranian influenza. I personally experienced two potent manifestations of this “instability” last Sunday and again today – some truly insane cosmic craziness. The potential for real schpilkas is not lost on me as we see these explosive transits only ratcheting up through income-tax season, Passover and Easter.

    My suggestion; meditate, meditate, pray…take naps,get good sleep, be patient with other people acting-out and meditate more.

    Thank you for the poignant and succinct caveats.

  6. Sharon Katz says:

    Not only schpilkas, Will, but a lot of qvetching and oy veys, due to the tsuris! Thank you for your suggestions – I like them. Please remind us as we go along, and I’m sorry to hear about your stressful encounters. And, Lorrie, please don’t leave us!

  7. Lorrie U says:

    Sharon Katz – Thanks! We then must really get out the vote!

  8. alex says:


    you must consider that you have more to teach/give forget politics stick around; I’m not saying that Bush/Jindal will or won’t I’m pointing out the ‘game is on’ and I think I see the old Bush/Cheney/Cabal 1999-2000 playbook already!

  9. Jerry says:

    Just a brief re-cap…….

    The US Sibley chart’s natal Sun (July 4, 1776 5:13 pm) at 13 ’19 Cancer is in precise opposition (read adversarial) to the Russian Fed. chart’s n. Uranus: (Dec. 25, 1991 7:20 pm) at 13 ’19 Capr.

    Excerpts from Alpha Leonis’s Astropolitical Forecast 2014

    USA at the Crossroads

    Let me give you a few more specifics. Just like individuals with prominent placements around the cardinal cross are going to have an especially intense ride, some countries are going to be especially involved too. Center stage belongs to the countries that are directly involved in the defining constellation of the year. First and foremost the United States of America, which has Sun in its national constitution exactly on 13 Cancer, smack in the middle of this year’s action. So the core of national power and identity of the US, as symbolized by the national Sun, is going to go through a crisis of historical proportions this year……

    High Noon in Moscow

    Elsewhere on the globe, other countries are also going to be especially gripped and shaken by the defining constellations of the year. Chief among them Russia. With the Russian Federation’s Uranus exactly on 13 Capricorn being hit by Pluto, the young federation is guaranteed two things: a tumultuous coming of age and a lead role in the action of 2014. Pluto transiting Uranus is going to make Russia simultaneously revolt against global arrangements and experience internal revolt. With Mars locked in opposition to the troublesome conjunction, expect conspiracies against the state and internal power struggles possibly spilling over bringing the masses to the streets.

    U.S. intel assessment: greater likelihood Russia will enter eastern Ukraine

    March 26, 2014

    A new classified intelligence assessment concludes it is more likely than previously thought that Russian forces will enter eastern Ukraine, CNN has learned.

    Two administration officials described the assessment but declined to be identified due to the sensitive nature of the information.

    The officials emphasized that nothing is certain, but there have been several worrying signs in the past three to four days.

    “This has shifted our thinking that the likelihood of a further Russian incursion is more probable than it was previously thought to be,” one official said.

    The buildup is seen to be reminiscent of Moscow’s military moves before it went into Chechnya and Georgia in both numbers of units and their capabilities.


  10. Lorrie U says:

    “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” – Will Rogers

    Me, too–but there better be cats and horses, too!!

  11. Lorrie U says:

    Alex – I am so in love with my 16-mo.-old grandson, I’m not really planning on going anywhere soon. Plus I have three cats and two dogs I must outlive, plus all my babies at the shelter, which gives me strength to surmount even politics. Thankfully, the only peace that’s missing from my life is in the news.

  12. alex says:

    Glad to hear it

  13. will says:

    Even though its way out-of-orb for any of these present and forthcoming transits, get-a-load of this example of instability…

    A.K.A Killing Interns

  14. Teresa Hill says:


    I think I know what the instability in my life will be. My father’s in ICU, septic shock, his organs shutting down. It’s been a long time coming, and I think I’m as prepared as it’s possible to be for something like this. And I know he’s ready to go. He’s gotten to the point where he can barely walk, barely hear, barely see and is uncomfortable, if not actually in pain most of the time.

    So, let’s just think of an easy passing for him, please, and as much comfort and support as possible for my mother.

  15. will says:

    Amen, Teresa Hill; Godspeed.

  16. SarahG says:

    Uh oh….

    U.S., in nod to Tokyo, to send more ships to Japan, prods China

    (Reuters) – The United States moved on Sunday to reassure Tokyo over its mounting security concerns, saying it would send more missile defense ships to Japan following North Korean launches and use a high level trip to warn China against abusing its “great power.”

    Japan has watched with alarm in recent weeks as North Korea carried out a series of missile launches, including firing two medium-range missiles capable of hitting the U.S. ally.

    Tokyo has also voiced growing anxiety over China’s military buildup and increasingly assertive behavior in a territorial dispute over East China Sea islands.

  17. pisca says:

    Yes, Alex, the Bush Cabal is back in the limelight! History repeats itself (if we let it).

  18. Jerry says:

    Sounds like a replay of what occurred in Crimea on Feb 27th…….

    Pro-Russians Storm Ukraine Government Buildings

    April 6, 2014

    (KIEV, Ukraine) — Crowds of pro-Russian demonstrators stormed government buildings Sunday in two major cities in eastern Ukraine, where secessionist sentiment has sparked frequent protests since Ukraine’s Russia-friendly president was ousted in February. In Luhansk, 30 kilometers (20 miles) west of the Russian border, hundreds of people surrounded the local headquarters of the security service and later scaled the facade to plant a Russian flag on the roof.

    In Donetsk, to the southwest, a large group of people surged into the provincial government building and smashed windows. A gathering of several hundred, many of them waving Russian flags, then listened to speeches delivered from a balcony emblazoned with a banner reading “Donetsk Republic.”……

    ……Ukraine’s interim authorities deny they are infringing the rights of the ethnic Russian population and accuse Moscow of trying to sow instability. Russia has moved large contingents of troops to areas near the Ukrainian border, and speculation is strong that unrest in eastern Ukraine could be used as a pretext for a Russian incursion.


  19. Lorrie U says:

    Teresa Hill – Many blessings to you and your family at this difficult time!

  20. alex says:

    pisca – Salon ‘Got Their NeoCon On’ thxs for the url post;

    on another note: Pres Obama is doing EO for ‘pay check fairness’ this week and ….


    April 8, 2014 is Equal Pay Day—the day marked each year that symbolizes when a woman working full time earned as much as a man working full time the previous year.

    It takes women almost 100 more days to make up the 23 cent wage gap. At a time when women are the breadwinners of many families and are nearly two thirds of minimum wage workers, families can’t afford this inequality and discrimination.

  21. alex says:

    continued – Equal Pay

    Gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke D-WI is making reinstating Wisconsin’s equal pay law part of her jobs agenda, a contrast with incumbent Republican Scott Walker who repealed the law two years ago.

    Gubernatorial candidate Gregg Abbott R-TX was asked whether he would have vetoed equal pay legislation that the outgoing governor, Republican Rick Perry, vetoed last year. Abbott said he was against the bill too.

    Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis D-TX was behind last year’s bill to make it easier for women to bring equal pay claims in state courts.

    Senate Majority Leader Reid D-NV, will bring the ‘Paycheck Fairness Act’ to the Senate floor for a vote, putting Republicans in the awkward position of blocking popular legislation.

    The bill would require the Labor Department and employers to work together to end pay disparities and create grants for negotiation skills training for women.

  22. alex says:

    Equal Pay Day 4/8/2014

    First Impression:

    Eris/Sun Midpoint @20 Aries (economic, vocational midpoint ‘living the dream’)
    USA Chiron @20 Aries
    USA Juno @20 Libra (novile degree, what we are becoming)

    Equal Pay Day, Aries-Libra Axis

    Eris/Sun Midpoint @20 Aries


    Mars @19 Libra
    Vesta @24 Libra
    Ceres @26 Libra

  23. alex says:

    EXCERPT: Judith Gayle

    In the summer of 1981, Ronald Reagan made a public showing of good faith negotiations with overworked and underpaid members of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO), who had staged a strike.

    PATCO was one of a slim handful of unions that had supported Reagan’s election to the presidency, personally assured that he would be their friend and advocate well into the future.

    Little did they dream that only a short while later, his administration — poised on opening a vein into the circulatory system of American populism — would pull the plug on their demands.

    He was sorry to have to do it, he advised them, but he was invoking the Taft-Hartley Act, which supersedes the provisions of the National Labor Relations Act to enable injunctions against strikes that endanger public health and safety.

    In short order, Reagan fired all 11,345 air traffic controllers, replacing them with half that number of hastily-trained scabs. St. Ronnie the Reagan had busted the unions.

    That was the beginning of the decline of worker protections in the USA, the eroding of bargaining power, and a watershed moment in the GOP’s heartfelt desire to destroy the labor movement and shift power back into the waiting hands of big business.

  24. clymela box says:

    Lorrie U!-I loved your words about out- living your pets. I have said the same thing about our seven cats.
    Alex-I remember well when Reagan fired all the air controllers and yes the right wing has been after all of us since then. Pretty successful but as the woman says -“we aren’t dead yet.” We have to raise the young ones up correctly because they are being pushed into a right-wing view point.

  25. barbk says:

    I’m with you too Lorrie, ready to leave the planet if any of the waco’s become president, but only want to go where the cats, dogs, birds and other critters are.

    Lately I’ve been considering the progressed chart for the U.S. and figure there will be at least 40 more years of U.S. (prog.) Mars in retrograde, but this week transiting retrograde Mars in Libra will conjunct the U.S. progressed Mars in Libra, about
    Thursday or Friday. That should show up on the radar in some fashion since it is only a few days before the Libra lunar (emotional) eclipse.

    After that, transiting (U.S.) retro Mars will conjunct the U.S. natal Saturn on the 19th of April followed by his square to the U.S. natal Sun. Transiting Jupiter (direct) at the same time will conjunct the U.S. Sun first then square the U.S. Saturn and we will be in the middle of the Cardinal Cross.

    In the year King Louie and Marie lost their heads there was a Fixed (as opposed to Cardinal) T-square with the empty leg (that would otherwise complete a Fixed Cross) in Taurus. As it just so happens, that is where Jupiter and Saturn made their every-20-year conjunction in 2000, at 22+ Taurus, which would complete (in a manner of speaking) the Fixed T-square of 1793 creating a cross.

    Now I see this as (1) a worse time than when Marie said let them eat cake, or (2) a better time than then because we are having not fixed but Cardinal energy at odds and that means action, rather than fixed energy which just won’t budge.

    Or maybe it’s (3) a time to finish up what was started in France a couple of centuries ago. Here in the U.S., there is another retrograde progressed planet, Mercury, and this one will be stationing direct just before we elect a new president. Progressed U.S. Mercury will station direct at 20+ Aquarius in 2016, the degree where he is now. Progressed Mercury placed in the U.S. natal (Sibly) chart’s 2nd house sextiles natal Chiron (healing and wounding) at 20+ Aries (independent) in the 4th house. U.S. natal Chiron opposes natal Juno (equality, partners) at 20+ Libra (balance) in the 10th house, which progressed Mercury trines. I see this (retrograde = rethinking) prog. Mercury contributing to Kerry’s frustration with negotiations between Israel and Palestine as well as other situations that need to be thought through.

    Recalling the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction of 2000 (that plugs in neatly to the T-square of 1793) was squared by Uranus, and Uranus was (in that chart for the 2000 conjunction), at 20+ Aquarius, where the U.S. progressed Mercury is now and where it will station direct (move forward) in about 2 years.

    What would be a plug for a T-square becoming a grand cross in 1793 (when kings and queens were being be-headed), is/was the start of a 20 year plan for societies in 2000; a plan that had a challenge from Uranus (radical change). It seems it is our destiny (we who are alive in 2014) to create, in our time, the changes in society that were sought in the 1700’s, primarily equality, balance and re-distribution of wealth.

    Here in the U.S., our country’s progressed natal Mercury will cease to review and begin to think forward in time to elect the next president. The U.S. progressed retrograde Mars on the other hand, will take another 40 years or so to review how it’s use of Mars energy has helped and/or hindered the country, enough time for a number of U.S. presidents to be elected.

    However, the president we elect in 2016 will have one term before the next Jupiter-Saturn conjunction happens in 2020, starting a new episode in societal progress. That new cycle’s chart has a square between Mars and Pluto but not to worry now.

  26. alex says:


    I recall clearly when Jupiter conjunct Saturn happened during Clinton’s administration May 28, 2000; shortly thereafter (apx) he announced the rough draft of the DOE-NIH Human Genome Project was complete(announced jointly by U.S. President Bill Clinton and the British Prime Minister Tony Blair on June 26, 2000); in a
    parallel project conducted outside of government Celera Corporation mapped the human genome)


  27. alex says:

    PS I don’t know if Equal Pay was an issue during the Clinton Administration…. but it’s here NOW

  28. starlight says:

    Renewed pro-Russian violence in Eastern Ukraine. This could build until exploding at the Full Moon.

    From my post above:

    Sunday, April 6, afternoon through about 8:30 PM, EDT, when the Moon crosses Jupiter, squares Uranus and opposes Pluto

  29. Jerry says:

    Hi Nancy,

    The first notable casualty in the event of a Russian military incursion into East Ukraine, is Pres. Obama’s threat in concert with other western allies to impose additional severe sanctions on Russia. Russia has warned that it could resort to economic retaliation if that were to happen. The US dollar is vulnerable. We are living in uncertain times……

    Russia’s Secret Weapon: Crashing US Economy By Collapsing Petrodollar

    March 31, 2014

    Russia can collapse the United States, prominent US trader Jim Sinclair believes. The economist, famous for his forecasts, explains that the strength of the dollar is based on the US agreement with Saudi Arabia that all contracts for fuel deliveries be in the US dollars. Now, Moscow can collapse the petrodollar in one moment. The slapping of sanctions on Russia is tantamount to a shot in the foot. The expert explains that the only true value in the world today is the petrodollar. But Russia can collapse it by demanding Euros or Yuan for its oil.

    What’s more, the US may lose its influence on Europe for good, if Russia starts selling its fuels for anything but the dollars. Angela Merkel would be only happy, for Germany, as well as other European countries would then have no need for currency markets. The rate of the Euro would then grow, while the cost of oil and gas would go down. But the United States should be ready for an abrupt increase in gasoline prices, for hyperinflation amid a poor business climate and a crash of the Dow Jones industrial average, Sinclair predicts.

    The US dollar; first minted on October 15, 1794 is considered among some astrological savvy investors as a bellweather in determining movements in the US dollars value. The chart has natal Saturn at 28 Taurus right in the cross-hairs of the rapidly approaching April Cardinal Grand Cross square…….

    A Birth Chart For The US Dollar

    Astrological Investing Blog
    September 5, 2009

    ………According an article from USA Today numismatic historical records traced the first actual dollar coin produced to Oct.15, 1794. Rumor is that the engraver took his commission right away and spent it at the local grocery store. Transiting Pluto hasn’t given us an exact time, yet. We will use 9:00 a.m. but first we must check the date.

    Is it an accurate chart?

    Using the chart and the banking panic September 15, 2008 characterized by the fall of Lehman Brothers, transiting Pluto was exactly conjunct Jupiter of the first dollar chart which is 28 degrees Sagittarius. When Pluto was conjunct the Moon of this chart we had the Great Depression. When he transited back and forth across the dollar’s Libra Sun, we had the hyper inflation of the late 1970’s.


  30. alex says:

    “Into The Ground”

    They come into our town buy our refinery running it into the ground. A lot of Alaskans are losing jobs and I’m definitely concerned about the drinking water, says a young woman holding a baby.

    Residents Alaska fight back against the billionaire Koch brothers false political attack ads.

  31. Lorrie U says:

    Here we go…bash Obama “the Deporter” who is following current law and praise the Republican champion of Illegal Immigration to gain those Hispanic votes!

    Jeb Bush: Illegal Immigration Not Always A ‘Felony,’ Sometimes An ‘Act Of Love’

  32. Bob says:

    Total Lunar Eclipse of Apr 15 2014, 12:45am PDT (3:45am Eastern)

  33. Bob says:

    John’s career is in banking. He has a personal library of some 7 or 8 thousand books.

    Jan 20, 2008

    Here’s a timeline of significant events regarding the US Dollar, old (coin) and not so old (paper), the FED, and the connexity of said events.

    BACKGROUND: Wall Street, NYC, was the Capital of the USA from January 11, 1785 until August 12, 1790 (The day of the Hamiltonian Public Debt Act, which legacy America has carried ever since). During this Wall Street era were initiated the following: the Dollar; the Northwest Ordinance; the Bill of Rights; the Congressional, Excecutive, and Judicial branches, and the designation of the permanent seat of the U.S. Government at Washington, D.C., to be commenced in 1800. All initiated in Federal Hall, Wall Street, way-downtown New York City.


    The U.S.A. DOLLAR was born on a Cancerous New Moon, July 6, 1785, in the USA Congress of the Confederation, at a time moment in the interval 11:00/12:00 hrs. This the “USA” DOLLAR of the first constitution, which was legally tranformed to be what it remains today, the “US” DOLLAR of the second constitution, as re-enacted on April 2, 1792. [Btw: Just as the Confederation’s Northwest Ordinance of July 13, 1787 was re-enacted by the U.S. Congress on August 7, 1789.]


    ASC: 00° Libra 00′
    PARS FORTUNA: 01° Libra 42′
    NEPTUNE: 11° Libra 52′
    MERCURY: 02° Cancer 11′
    MARS: 27° Aries 20′
    JUPITER: 13° Aries 22′



    SOL: 23° Libra 29′
    MERCURY: 19° Libra 37′
    NEPTUNE 16° Libra 46′


    The enabling act for the U.S.A. Mint is dated October 16, 1786, two months after Congress agreed upon the specifications of the physical dimensions of USA coinage: silver, gold, and copper, as enacted on August 8, 1786, after that of July 6, 1785. The first coin produced by the Mint, by way of subcontractor sponsorship, was the copper Fugio One Cent piece. The USA DOLLAR was defined physically as a coin of a specfied quantity and quality of silver metal; and, furthermore, where 100 copper cents equals one dollar and the USA Eagle, a gold coin, is equal in value to 10 dollars. In context, the word ‘standard’ as in ‘standard money’ refers to just these physical specifications; the word as originally purposed has nothing to do with government policies or programs, numerous textbooks to the contrary notwithstanding.


    In 1861 the Lincoln War Congress birthed the GREENBACK, the advent of the modern U.S. Government’s monopoly-issued paper Dollar. (This IS the operative US Dollar radix event: It being immaterial whether said Dollars have been issued directly by the Treasury, or later indirectly, by the Treasury’s statutory agent, the FED; all the paper dollar denominations issued since August 10, 1861 remain to this day good-for-trade GREENBACKS). The very first Treasury notes, being the GREENBACKS when signed on first issue, were the Lincoln $10 bill and Hamilton $5 bill. Much later and currently, Lincoln’s portrait adorns the $5 bill and Hamilton’s the $10 bill. I do not know the occult significance of this portrait switch by the early FED. Obviously, by their way of thinking Alexander Hamilton’s legacy is worth twice as much to them as is Abraham Lincoln’s. Perhaps this switch reflects what one clever wag has suggested, that Hamilton was the real president behind the U.S. President during the 12 years of the Washington and Adams administrations, 1789-1801.

    GREENBACKS BORN, AUGUST 10, 1861, WASHINGTON, D.C., a Saturday morning, between 8:30 and 9:30 hrs. If as est., @ 09:25 a.m. LMT Washington, D.C.

    ASC: 08° Libra 19′
    NEPTUNE: 01° Aries 17′ Rx [Exactly opposed 1785 Dollar’s Pars Fortuna]
    LUNA: 11° Libra 52′ [Exactly partile 1785 Dollar’s Neptune]
    S. NODE: 13° Cancer 02′ Rx [Conjunct 1785 Dollar’s Sol]


    OCTOBER 5, 1914: Benjamin Strong was appointed President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York [FRBNY] during the first board of directors’ meeting of record, which was commenced at 11:00 hrs. This event marked the official start of the FRBNY, the primus-inter-pares of the 12 banking districts of the U.S. central banking system. This central banking system ought to be forthrightly characterized, but has never been done in the mainstream, as the FRBNY and its 11 branches, eventhough each of these branches is formally a bank in its own right. The FRBNY’s first annual financial report covered the interval October 5, 1914 until December 31, 1915, which is 15 months. Subsequent annual reports have been for the conventional interval of January/December.


    SOL: 11° Libra 35′ [Partile 1785 Dollar’s Neptune & partile 1861 Greenbacks’ Luna]

    LUNA: 27° Aries 20′ [Partile 1785 Dollar’s Mars]

    VENUS: 26° Scorpio 34′ [Square 1861 Greenbacks’ Mars]

    SATURN: 02° Cancer 15′ [Partile 1785 Dollar’s Mercury]

    PLUTO: 02° Cancer 14′ Rx [Partile 1785 Dollar’s Mercury]

    S. LUNAR NODE: 05° Virgo 25′ Rx [Conjunct 1861 Greenbacks’ Jupiter & Saturn]

    BLACK MOON: 04° Taurus 50′ [Conjunct 1861 Greenbacks’ Black Moon]

    FEBRUARY 2008:

    Please note that there’ll be a total lunar eclipse on February 20, 2008, exact at 22:31 EST Wall Street . . . [I deliberately leave aside the Chinese New Year’s day annular solar eclipse of February 6, 2008 at 23:45 EST, although I do note a partile opposition of the eclipse point 17° Aquarius 44′ to the Greenbacks Sol, the conjunction of transit Jupiter 11° Capricorn 12′ to the Greenbacks’ N. lunar Node]. . . . The lunar eclipse’s transit Jupiter 13° Capricorn 59′ squares FRBNY’s Sol; Transit Saturn 05° Virgo 25′ Rx partiles exactly FRBNY’s south lunar Node 05° Virgo 25′ Rx; Transit lunar Nodes 27°44′ AQ/LE square FRBNY’s Venus 26° Scorpio 34′. The eclipse’s Venus and Mercury conjoin FRBNY’s Uranus and Jupiter in Aquarius; and the lunar eclipse’s Asc-Desc axis partile squares FRBNY’s Neptune 00° Leo 13′.

    Oh, one last thing, the February 20, 2008 lunar eclipse’s Pluto 00° Capricorn 42′ conjoins the Federal Reserve Act’s Sol 01° Capricorn 33′; and opposes the Act’s Pluto 00° Cancer 05′ Rx [Natus: December 23, 1913, 18:02 EST, Washington, D.C.]

    As it’s been often enough said in the Orient, adversity should continue to make for a very interesting year, and in this case, for the FED’s year.



    Classical monetary orthodoxy defines MONEY as gold, silver and copper coins; paper currency as warehouse receipts for coinage and bullion in storage. A “bank of deposit” is functionally a money warehouse. Checks and debit cards being, in effect, endorsed receipts for money-in-the-bank; similarly, credit cards, for money that MAY BE in the bank. Modern CURRENCY is more than MONEY-proper, being a broader lawful class of objects referred to technically as media of exchange, which long ago even included MONEY-proper. MONEY-proper has since been outlawed for purposes other than coin collecting and investing.

    Pursuant to certain executive orders of the Nixon White House, the US Dollar currency has been ever since purely a state-of-mind-money, no longer having any objective-value grounding in the physical dimensions of metallic commodities: US Currency is only what the FED & the White House prescribe it to be, as accordingly manufactured by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. That the Greenback, or the Euro, etc., is commonly called “money” only shows how wide is the gap between the common currency of language usage and the technical standing of these state-of-mind unbacked paper currencies.

    A prominent Vienna economist and Austrian Minister of Finance, Eugen Bohm-Bawerk, once said to another Vienna economist, Ludwig Mises, that the quality of a nation’s soul is expressed in the quality of its money. Minister Bohm-Bawerk died in August 1914, in the same month and year that MONEY-proper, by the Gold Coin ‘Standard’, was forever discontinued in the international monetary order. [See the U.S. Currency Act (aka the Gold Stand Act) of March 14, 1900 at 19:37 hrs, D.C. when S.Node & Pluto 14° Gemini 47/44′, in 9h. Compare: the events of March 19, 1973, the advent of the global floating exchange rate regime, when Saturn 14° Gemini 41′; and September 11, 2001 debacle in NYC, when Saturn at 14° Gemini 45′.]

  34. Lorrie U says:

    Emotional & touching…”Invisible” by Hunter Hayes

    Hunter Hayes takes the stage to deliver a strong message with his song “Invisible” at the 2014 Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (April 6) in Las Vegas, Nev.

    The 22-year-old entertainer’s performance tonight went to help the charity Feeding America.

  35. Jerry says:

    Hi Bob,

    There are some variables on that. Here’s another view of the US dollar from a different perspective:

    The Most Important Astrological Chart for Your Financial Security
    By T.S. Phillips

    Astro-Trading, Astrology, Market Outlook

    The day in history that shocked the financial world was on August 15th, 1971. This was also referred as “Nixon shock.” Former president Richard Nixon, closed the gold window. The United States made it impossible for other nations to peg their currency to the gold standard, which was the underlying principle behind the Bretton Woods system. As a direct result of the economic policies imposed by the United States at the time, the gold standard was all but abandoned and the world’s major currencies began to float. The Nixon administration effectively “defaulted” on the United States’ long-standing debt obligations ending once and for all the Bretton Woods System.

    In other words, August 15th, 1971 is the official day the U.S. dollar was no longer pegged to Gold and was now a free floating fiat based currency backed by nothing but the full faith and credit of the United States and its printing press.

    …..According to a study of 775 fiat currencies by, “there is no historical precedence for a fiat currency that has succeeded in holding its value.


    A quick glance at the Aug 15, ’71 chart; tr. Saturn is currently squaring the chart’s natal Sun (22 Leo) and tr. Uranus conjoins natal Chiron (13 ’30 Aries) right in the midst of that mid to late April Grand Cross square.

  36. Jerry says:

    The Ukrainian situation appears to be deteriorating by the hour. . .

    Activists Declare Donetsk Republic After Capturing Regional Administration in Eastern Ukraine/ Self-declared Referendum Scheduled For May 11th

    April 7, 2014

    In the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, a group of activists have declared their region independent from Kiev. This comes after protesters stormed a local government building last night. Mass demonstrations against the country’s new leadership started peacefully on Sunday, but the situation quickly escalated.

    Pro-Russian protesters in Donetsk have seized the local power building, including the headquarters of the Security Service of Ukraine and proclaimed the creation of a People’s Republic of Donetsk.

    Ukraine’s police and security services have not interfered, although officials in Kiev are threatening punishment for the rioters. Protesters have erected barricades around the Council building.


  37. alex says:


    thing is if the NeoCons get the White House they will go to war ‘somewhere’ and I can only speak about CA real estate but for Gulf War I the equity (CA has Disneyland/fantasyland equity it always grows ….. unless) then home equity stalled and stayed stalled for six years; for Iraq War II the equity growth stalled until the great Wall Street BushCabal credit default swap scam hit the wall when houses went underwater and those underwater brought down geographically by radiant concentric circle everyone else’s house values… the further away from the ‘knot of underwater houses’ the better …. so NeoCons will ruin the real estate markets and whatever financial instruments that are pegged to or with real estate…. another great thing to look forward to… protecting your home equity;

  38. alex says:


    it should read; when credit default swap scam hit the fan

    it should read; CA real estate has ‘Fantasyland’ equity growth … it always grows at constant and phenomenal? rate unless there is ongoing war

  39. alex says:

    Moon Probe


    Assuming it hasn’t crashed [by then], LADEE will also fly through a lunar eclipse on April 15, testing the spacecraft to its limits, NASA officials said.

    The Earth’s shadow will pass over the moon, making it very cold for the probe during the four hours of the eclipse.

    “We’re very eager to see how LADEE handles the prolonged exposure to the intense cold of this eclipse, and we’ve used flight data to predict that most of the spacecraft should be fine,” said Hine.

    “However, the eclipse will really put the spacecraft design through an extreme test, especially the propulsion system.”

  40. alex says:


    How To Create Millions Of Jobs

    First, there is a budget in front of the Congress right now that creates 4.6 million jobs and boosts gross domestic product (GDP) by 3.8 percent within its first year of implementation.

    The Congressional Progressive Caucus’ (CPC) 2015 budget proposal, called the “Better Off Budget,” creates jobs in building and construction industries to repair and modernize our ailing roads, bridges and water infrastructure and provides assistance to states to allow them to hire and rehire public employees such as police, firefighters and health care workers.

    It does this right away and “pays for” it with a financial transaction tax that reduces dangerous Wall Street speculation, a higher top tax rate on the wealthiest, closing loopholes that allow the giant multinational corporations pay little or no taxes, and other measures that are very popular with the public.

    Every Democrat should vote for this budget when it comes before the House next week.

  41. Sharon Katz says:

    Teresa Hill, you dad, mom, you & your family are in my prayers at this important time. I was just talking to a very close friend last night who has been caring for her mother over 10 years at home. Her mom was really functional and independent down to this last year and, believe it or not, she will be 102 this Thursday (maybe). My friend is on a death-watch of sorts and does not know from one minute to another if her mom will be here as she continues to get weaker and eats very little. I was telling her that I wish we knew MORE about this process so we didn’t fear it as much and it didn’t hurt as much. I hope much research goes in this direction because there is a lot that they can document about the various energy fields we have. Sending love and holding all of you in the Light. I hope your communication with your dad’s soul and spirit stays very strong. (PS: he will be in very good company as Mickey Rooney just passed).

  42. starlight says:

    Jerry – The petrodollar issue is a big problem. With Jupiter coming to the US Sun for its last hurrah through April 18, we are likely to begin our retaliatory process full of confidence. But with Saturn moving to sesquiquadrate the US Venus twice more, and stationary sesquiquadrate Obama’s Venus late this spring and summer, as well as Saturn hitting the Moon/Mars square in the Inaugural chart, there are clearly problems coming up after the initial energy surge of April.

  43. starlight says:

    I really think all hell will break loose in Ukraine in the early hours (EDT) of 4/14. There is a huge build-up of energy just before the Full Moon culminates on 4/15. Added to that, the Moon will be in the fourth corner of the grand cross early 4/14 and Mercury will be conjunct Uranus all day. There will be a lot happening that day. And I recommend caution driving as well, as an increase in accidents and explosions is also likely.

  44. ArtCulturePeace says:

    Aloha Starlight & All,

    As always grateful for everybody here!
    *Teresa Hill Prayers for you, your father and family at this precious time.
    *Timothy Ditto! Warm aloha to you. Congrats on your Raku successes! Inspired!
    *Lorie U Wonderful work you’re doing w/critters. Wow!
    *Will Onboard w/meditation. Ever explore the Jesuit Daily Examen practice? Explains some of Francis’ self-aware clarity/courage/behavior.
    *Alex So much appreciate all of your research/sharings!
    *barbk Liking your exploration of the French Revolution and current astro line-up. Given all the dynastic (Bush/Clinton/Koch/Edelson+) politics in US today, there’s an easy comparison to make in some ways.
    *Jerry Yep, Petrodollar is a root foundation and weakness of current US economics, foreign policy. An obvious weak link for adversaries to attack, so no surprise if they do.
    *Bob Appreciate the astro-info on the US currency. Looking like an out-moded/much-abused system these days. Perhaps US natal 2nd house Capricorn energies being stressed w/Pluto will draw a dramatic/drastic transformation there.
    *As well warm aloha to lunagardener, SharonKatz, SarahG, pisca, clymelabox….and all else who visit, participate here…

    Upcoming XP-transition:

    Will be using this XP-support-ending pause point to do a voluntary hiatus from online activity for a few weeks to decide on how i’ll be interfacing w/internet/surveillancecorporatestate from this point on….will now focus on deeper meditation, loving nature more, loving my neighbors better, completing artistic/writing projects.

    Blessings all! You are all in my daily prayers. With gratitude/appreciation for all that happens on this platform w/mahalos again to Starlight. Aloha all. E Ho’omaluhia me ka Honua. And A hui hou!

  45. Noelle says:

    Alex, thanks for the Eric Harris analysis and explanation of the grand cross on April 24, 2014. As he said, what the world and we all need now is trust and cynicism can never allow trust.

  46. clymela box says:

    WOW! I want to thank the astrologers here. I am a novice with mundane astrology and there are not really books on the subject (are anyof you palnning on writing a book for mundane astrology? I will buy the book in the hard copy addition.)
    Alex-I expect all manner of dirty actions from the money folk (Republicans). I remember jumping up and down in the dimness of one day yelling at my mother saying “Mama!! they can’t do that can they? They are not saying that Bush won Florida just that to continue counting would hurt Bush in Florida” My mother quite elderly at that time said quietly” Honey I just don’t know”. My politics come from my mother-I knew that I was a Democrat and that Richard Nixon was the worst man in US politics when I started school. Thank you one and all for opening up this wonderful journey-mundane astrology.
    Teresa Hill-my heart is with you and light and love to your father and all of you.
    I love seeing the names and thoughts of those I am so fond of.

  47. Teresa Hill says:

    Thanks, guys. I really appreciate it. My family’s been dithering back and forth, should daddy try to fight this or just let go, and I feared he was being guilted into trying to fight, when I don’t think he’d ever get to go back home to live again. Something I know he’d hate.

    But thankfully, this morning the doctors made it clear. His organs are shutting down. It’s not something they can reverse, and I think daddy’s relieved. He’s fought for so long and has a fairly miserable quality of life now. He’s been clear for years that his greatest wish is to never have to leave his home and the farm they live on, and he’ll get that. He’s being moved into a hospice room today, only comfort care from now on. I’m relieved for his sake and am leaving tomorrow to get up there and help my mom through this. They’ve been married for almost 53 years.

    She has helped raise my sister’s four kids, 19-23 now, has two of them living with her and a 4-year-old great granddaughter, and my other niece just found out she’s pregnant. So mom will have plenty to keep her busy and a new baby to look forward to. I know that will all help her now. She wants very much to leave the farm. It’s too big and too far from town. For years, she’s wanted a place near my sister’s kids, so we’ll find her that and she’ll probably do some renovations (another task she’ll enjoy) and then we’ll move her in.

    I tend to plan and analyze, rather than feel things, so this is me coping. :) He was a great dad. I know he’ll be much better off when he leaves this world behind.

  48. Jerry says:

    Another crisis hitting Ukraine from a different angle……

    EU, Ukraine To Hold Talks On Risk of Russian Gas Cut-off

    Apr 7, 2014

    * Deadline for Ukraine gas payment expires at midnight

    * Ukrainian energy minister to debate reverse flows

    * EU officials say gas storage around half-full

    By Barbara Lewis

    BRUSSELS, April 7 (Reuters) – EU officials will meet Ukraine’s energy minister on Tuesday as well as review the bloc’s own gas storage levels as fears grow that rising tensions between Moscow and Kiev might lead to a cut-off of gas supplies.

    At midnight a deadline expires for Ukraine to reduce the $2.2 billion debt it owes Moscow for natural gas deliveries. So far Ukraine has offered no payments, Moscow says, raising the risk of supply disruption, with possible knock-on effects for the European Union.

    Ukraine imports around half of its gas needs from Russia, and the European Union meets a third of its demand through imports from Russia, with 40 percent of that gas flowing through Ukraine.


  49. alex says:

    Teresa Hill
    now that the choice of hospice care for your father has been made you can know that the experienced and caring staff understand your father and the families needs; best wishes,

  50. Lorrie U says:

    SIGN THE PETITION: Catholic university shouldn’t keep money from Paul Ryan fundraiser

    Marquette is giving an award to Paul Ryan and selling sponsorships for $25,000. Pope Francis would be appalled.

  51. alex says:

    Progressive Caucus: Competing Visions on the Federal Budget

    Make Your Voice Heard – Take Action Page

    National Priorities Project

  52. Lorrie U says:

    ACP – Thank you for the lovely post, and thanks back to you for all the wonderful energy that you contribute as well!

    Teresa Hill – Sounds like the right choices are being made for a safe and peaceful transition for your dad and which will bring comfort for your mom! How blessed they were to have each other for almost 53 years! Continued blessings and love to you and yours.

  53. barbk says:

    Teresa, I too want to express my sympathy for what you and your family – especially your dad – are having to endure. You are blessed with a sizable family to share your feelings with and believe me that helps. I suppose everything is working out the way it is meant to and your mom won’t be lonely or bored once she gets past the worst of her loss. My prayers are with you.

  54. Lorrie U says:

    The Feds Might Have Their Chris Christie Smoking Gun as David Wildstein Spills The Beans

    New Jersey Port Authority expert Scott Raab of Esquire revealed Monday in an exclusive that Governor Christ Christie’s (R-NJ) prosecutor just got David Wildstein to start spilling the beans.

  55. Anita says:

    Teresa Hill,

    Peace and Blessings to you and your family during this time.

  56. Bob says:

    Teresa, as soon as I read about your father I said a prayer that he be as comfortable as possible when his time comes. Now I add one that all in the family find the comfort they need from each other and that you all are a source of comfort and strength for your mother.

  57. thrasybulus says:


    I am no longer a gold standard supporter though I once was. It seems to me that we have proven over the last decades that it is the “faith” of the people in the currency – whether gold or paper – that sustains its value.

    I have heard where all the gold in the world would fill an olympic size swimming pool (sounds improbable to me too) so how could it possibly function as currency in a world of 7 billion people.

    Even in the era of the gold standard’s 19th century ascendancy there was not enough of it to transact normal business and bills of credit and iou’s abounded. The famous business cycle of recession/depression every 20 years was not broken until the firm establishment of fiat money which allowed for government to inject money into a sluggish economy.

    I don’t claim that fiat money can’t be manipulated, but remember that Jay Gould almost cornered the gold market in Grant’s administration and Nelson Bunker Hunt attempted to corner the silver market in the late 70’s.

    As for the dollar not able to hold its value, how is it possible that the FED is “printing” 85 billion dollars a month and the official inflation rate is something below 2% I think?

    This amount of money dwarfs what Weimar Germany was injecting into their economy. I believe the difference is 1)Our banks/bankers are hoarding the money and it is not circulating throughout the general economy, and 2)Americans still believe in the dollar.

  58. Sharon Katz says:

    Teresa, You’ve got me all teary-eyed now…may your father & all of you have peace and beauty as you go through this.

  59. Professor Marc F. Bertonasco says:

    Lorrie — Jeb Bush’s comments about illegal entry not being a felony is a bombshell! Can some bloggers report on the Republican response? I can’t imagine the Far Right giving Jeb a pass! There’s some good news for us, perhaps. The President can now more easily use executive orders to reduce the number of deportations.

  60. thrasybulus says:


    I don’t know whether this has any bearing on your sense of a building crisis in Ukraine but the coincidences are numbimg. Nostradamus again;

    Century 9, Quatrain 31
    The trembling of land at Mortara,
    Tin St George half sunk to the bottom,
    Drowsy peace the war will awaken,
    In the temple at Easter abysses ripped open.

    “Tin St George” is England or UK, St George being England’s patron saint. England and Wales just recorded the wettest winter since their records began in 1766. Just google “UK 2014 floods.”

    The tin producing area of Britain are Cornwall and Devon, so famous for tin that in Roman times they called Britain the “tin islands.” These English counties lost their rail link to the rest of Britain!!

    A reputed “largest wave” ever measured struck Cornwall in mid-February. I leave it to you whether this qualifies as “England half sunk to the bottom.”

    The “temple” I believe Nostradamus uses as a symbol for Europe. The earthquake/earth-shaking event is in Mortara in Northern Italy. Though it could also be an angram for Sumatra.

  61. alex says:

    Vice President Biden : “Stand Up” for Voting Rights

  62. B.A. says:

    >>As for the dollar not able to hold its value, how is it possible that the FED is “printing” 85 billion dollars a month and the official inflation rate is something below 2% I think?

    Simple answer: It is not possible.

    Just look at what you spend in the grocery store or gas pump.

    See this link for alternate data:

  63. alex says:

    2014 Protect the Right to Vote:


    wiki gives the time for the first call 2:16 AM ET, NYC 11/8/2000 that Fox News gave Florida to George W. Bush; it was done by Bush’s cousin working at Fox News; before midnight all the broadcast news networks had called Florida for Al Gore; after Fox News put Florida in Bush’s column and declared him the winner, NBC Tom Brockhaw called it for Bush after Jack Welsh (NeoCon) president of GE/NBC whispered in his ear to call the election for Bush; thereafter ABC and CBS changed Florida’s winner to Bush; the nation woke up to find that Bush had been declared the winner of the presidential election;

    Chart: 11/8/2000 NYC 2:16 AM ET
    I’ll practice with this chart and with Natal John Prescott Ellis to use as a set of tools for the 2014 midterm elections;

    John Ellis DOB 2/3/1953 (city of birth unknown) I’ll relocate him to NYC for his natal chart;

  64. Sharon Katz says:

    Now don’t get upset now, but I got a kick out of this picture…it said they started laughing when their image was projected on the giant video screen!

  65. SarahG says:

    Awesome alignment: Mars, Earth, sun to line up TONIGHT

    Skywatchers will get a rare treat Tuesday night, when Mars, Earth and the sun will be arranged in a nearly-straight line.

    Every two years, Mars reaches a point in its orbit called “opposition,” when the planet lies directly opposite the sun in Earth’s sky, according to Astronomy magazine.

    This means Mars rises near sunset and remains visible all night long as it moves nearly overhead across the night sky. It will be a bright burnt orange color, NASA’s Mars Exploration Program reports, and almost 10 times brighter than the brightest stars in the sky.

  66. alex says:


    Welcome to your life
    There’s no turning back
    Even while we sleep
    We will find you
    Everybody wants to rule the world

  67. Anne's Aunt says:

    Sounds like Jeb Bush is wading into the 2016 field. He seems to be angling for the moderate repub title. I doubt he will gain much traction in the south, with so many teapots there. He probably could not even get Florida. The teapots are looking to nominate teapot since their last two “moderate” (snort) candidates did so poorly. There seems to be a lot of infighting in the repub party now.

    Obama’s ongoing deportation policies leave him wide open for Bush’s criticism tho. W only deported 80% in two terms of those who Obama has deported so far. This leaves Obama very vulnerable to criticism from his own base and hopefully the next president will make a huge improvement.

    NYT: “But a New York Times analysis of internal government records shows that since President Obama took office, two-thirds of the nearly two million deportation cases involve people who had committed minor infractions, including traffic violations, or had no criminal record at all. Twenty percent — or about 394,000 — of the cases involved people convicted of serious crimes, including drug-related offenses, the records show.”

    and OPB —

  68. Jackson says:

    Regarding the deportation issue, there is one way that President Obama can gain huge points with the American public.

    Deport Justin Bieber.

  69. will says:


  70. Bob says:

    Jackson started it.

    The Rethug alternative to the ACA is called Oh Bomb A Care.

  71. Sharon Katz says:

    Alex, where are those lyrics from?

  72. Francis says:

    Bill Herbst’s latest article is up:

  73. Lorrie U says:

    Blood-Moon Eclipse Red Alert

    Traditionally, eclipses are associated with fated events, situations that you have “decided” to experience before you were born but obviously have no recollection of. During eclipses that are as intense as the ones happening this month, free-will leaves the stage in favor of destiny and the three fates. Some events must transpire whether we like it or not. Eclipses are whirlpool of incidents that guide us down the rabbit hole into a new reality we that we are forced to accept. It is during eclipses that we learn to receive and accept our destiny.

  74. Jerry says:

    The Cardinal Grand Cross of April 2014: An Indication of War?

    by Amelia Gatabova’s Luna Scope

    The month of April is a frenzied month astrologically and could possibly indicate big changes on a global scale.

    Mars and Saturn went retrograde in March and caused a slow-down of progression for everyone. Mars retrograde takes the frenzied feeling a step further and imbalances the way we handle our emotions. Sudden outbursts from the most serene of people, or monotony from the most expressive become common. Mars is lost in Libra, the opposite of a cozy Martian habitat.

    Everyone is affected by Mars with a general feeling of being off balance. Especially when it comes to our emotions. Reeling from the retrograde, many people bear their fangs over the smallest reasons. Anger is misplaced. Mars, above all, is the ruler of war. Now, add in a Grand Cross, a supreme square if you will, in April. This is so powerful, its impact could be felt on a world level. Many astrologers feel it is a formation that can produce world shock waves, but none are quite confident in how those waves will be expressed, or where the eye of the storm lies.


    Ukraine Crisis: Is Russia Ready To Move Into Eastern Ukraine?
    by Jonathan Marcus

    BBC News
    April 8, 2014

    With Nato assessments that there are some 40,000 Russian troops massed on the Ukrainian border ready to move at a few hours’ notice, the heightening war of words between Moscow and Kiev raises a genuine prospect of conflict.

    If Russia requires a pretext to move into eastern Ukraine, then many of the elements of that narrative are already in place. But what of the Russian military’s capabilities? What can be deduced from what we have seen so far of Russian operations in Crimea?


  75. alex says:


    lyrics “Everybody wants to rule the world” 1984

  76. alex says:

    PS – Sharon


    Starting in 1976 a new and powerful radio signal was detected worldwide, and quickly dubbed the Woodpecker by amateur radio operators. Transmission power on some woodpecker transmitters was estimated to be as high as 10 MW equivalent isotropically radiated power.

    Triangulation quickly revealed the signals came from Ukraine. Confusion due to small differences in the reports being made from various military sources led to the site being alternately located near Kiev, Minsk, Chernobyl, Gomel or Chernihiv.

    All of these reports were describing the same deployment, with the transmitter only a few kilometers southwest of Chernobyl and the receiver about 50 km northeast of Chernobyl.

    Unknown to civilian observers at the time, NATO was aware of the new installation[citation needed], which they referred to as Steel Yard.

  77. Jerry says:

    Ukraine In 48-hour Ultimatum To East’s Pro-Russia Activists

    BBC News
    April 9, 2014

    Ukraine’s interior minister has warned pro-Russian activists who have taken over state buildings in eastern cities to enter talks to find a political solution or face “force”.

    Arsen Avakov said the situation would “be resolved in 48 hours” either way.


  78. alex says:


    you agreed with Lorrie – ‘if NEOCON get WH then’ in response to the posts I made about Jeb Bush et al Cabal….

    this terrible image is difficult to absorbs I agree: I research political astrology the ‘field’ of political meglomaniacs because
    we can’t begin healing/or/resolving the problems they rain down on the rest of humanity unless and until the extent of their potential/trajectory/projection/probability of events arising from them, because of their world vision, is kept in constant spotlight/public domain and not forgotten/or underestimated…

    they have brutal world view it is rough if not truly disgusting to become familiar with their state of mind…. I wish prayer effected or countered such twisted power paradigmns but there are those that believe that twisted power mongers are not able to sense or deal with higher frequencies/states of mind… I don’t know the answer to dealing with the most destructive minds on this planet but I think some of the understanding how to find an approach to deal with them can be found with the practice of political astrology and humanistic astrology

  79. will says:

    Student Stabs More Than 20 at High School Near Pittsburgh


    A student at a high school east of Pittsburgh walked from classroom to classroom Wednesday morning stabbing and slashing at least 20 other students and staff members before being arrested, the authorities said.

  80. starlight says:

    Regarding today’s stabbing in Pittsburgh: the Jupiter/Uranus/Pluto T-square is now getting so tight that the Moon crossing 12 – 13 degrees of ANY sign is triggering it. Today’s incident had the Moon at 12 Leo. Thus, we are not just looking for the Moon to be at 12-13 of a cardinal sign, although those crossings will be stronger, but virtually any sign seems to be enough to agitate things.

  81. barbk says:

    alex, we do appreciate and admire your dedication to trying to get inside the heads of the Cabal (sounds like you have a combination of Vesta and Pluto energies in your make up) but I do worry about the effect it could have on you. I hope you have ways of shedding the bad vibes your research must bring on so that it can’t harm your health-attitude-peace of mind. I also doubt the ability of prayer to reach the souls of these people and hope I’m wrong about that. The world needs more like you who are willing to delve into the intricacies of their thinking so as to arm the rest of us with knowledge. God bless.

  82. alex says:


    thxs for your kind thoughts… I think the security intelligence oligarchy latched onto me long long long long long long ago; I’m not sure what attracted them way back THEN but something did; recovering from traumatic contact includes understanding what animates ‘control/chaos’ obsessive organizations, finding where their interests lay and knowing the scope/extent of their history; plus sunshine is the universal disinfectant and/or change of PH either going too alkaline or acid to get rid of systemic pathogens …. I use to have hermit instincts not much interest in the world but in the long run it felt like self censorship; and yes I have the ‘delve deeply into psychological drives/motives’ instinct that is prominent in my natal;

    I think it is necessary that the ‘collective conscience’ population knows their M.O.; they have advance brain-computer interface so well developed that it is co-opting and modifying the behavior of everybody;

  83. Lorrie U says:

    Alex – “they have advance brain-computer interface so well developed that it is co-opting and modifying the behavior of everybody.”

    What I believe is that those who remain above the fray, who have raised their vibrations from the third dimensional reality and have raised their consciousness are not as influenced by nefarious methods of brainwashing as those who have not. As we become more light, darkness cannot reach or penetrate it, but light can penetrate darkness when a soul is ready.

  84. Helen says:

    “Past 48 hours something going on VERY deep inside the Earth — all at roughly 300 – 350 miles deep. Showing as multiple earthquakes happening across the entire Pacific Plate ( again, particularly not normal in the East Pacific / Brazil)

    This indicates deep earth magma displacement where the Liquid mantle meets the crust.”

  85. alex says:

    Scotus Corporate Court: Money is Speech

    “Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech.”
    Bill of Rights – First Amendment


    Part of the reason we protect freedom of speech in this country is because we all have the ability to speak. The whole “fight bad speech with good speech” argument presumes that we can all speak in the first place.

    And while that’s true of vocal speech, and physical speech (marching in a protest), it’s not true of economic speech.

    Not everyone can afford to give money to a political candidate. And most couldn’t afford to give the old, now extinct, $123,000 limit in one election cycle – or a lifetime.

    There is quite literally no way that you can fight economic speech with more speech if you don’t have the economic ability to speak in the first place. And most people don’t.

    Most of us are quite literally gagged when it comes to pitting our economic speech against the speech of the rich, and the corporate, in the political realm. They have the money, the speech, and we don’t. ~ AmericaBlog

    The US Bill of Rights

    The US Bill of Rights was introduced as legislative articles to the First US Congress by author James Madison on March 5, 1751 11:59 pm LMT Port Conway, VA; Sun 26Pis16, Moon 23Sco09, ASC 07Sag46 with Pluto rising @06Sag43 Rx.

    They were adopted by the House of Representatives on August 21, 1789, formally proposed by a joint resolution of Congress on September 25, 1789, and ratified by 3/4 of the states on December 15, 1791.

    Bill of Rights: to assure certain “…personal freedoms, limit the government’s power in judicial and other proceedings, and reserve some powers to the states and to the public.” The Bill of Rights, the first 10 Amendments to the US Constitution, turned 222 years old on December 15, 2013. ~ Jude Cowell, StarsOverWashington

    EXCERPT: FDR – The Four Freedoms Speech said by FDR to be the foundations of democracy and human well-being.

    If the Congress maintains these principles the voters, putting patriotism ahead pocketbooks, will give you their applause.

    In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.

    The first is freedom of speech and expression — everywhere in the world.

    The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way — everywhere in the world.

    The third is freedom from want, which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants — everywhere in the world.

    The fourth is freedom from fear, which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor — anywhere in the world.


    The Four Freedoms Speech: Welcome to a vision of the Age of Aquarius, articulated by one of the greatest Aquarians of all time, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. ~ by Robert Wilkinson

    FDR’s 1944 State of the Union speech outlined a “Second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all – regardless of station, or race, or creed.”

    “The Four Freedoms” from his 1941 State of remains a benchmark for a more ideal world.

    This is a very powerful speech given when most of Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia were already plunged into WWII, and America was polarized between isolationists, those who favored Germany and Italy versus those who favored England and France, and those who wanted peace in the face of an encroaching global war.

  86. alex says:

    continued: Bill of Rights

    September 25, 1789: the First Congress of the United States, ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures, the first 10 amendments – the Bill of Rights. ~ per, Natal Sun 14 Pisces, Moon 11 Gemini (noon moon) – 2014 Solar Arc Sun @ 29 Libra

    First US Congress

  87. alex says:

    continued – Bill of Rights Ratified 1789

    Documents for an Aquarian Age (Bill of Rights 1789 & ‘Second’ Bill of Rights 1/6/1941 FRD state of union speech given after 9pm typically {wiki source} , “The Four Freedoms Speech”)

    9/25/1789 NYC

    Bill of Rights, Midpoint Eris/Sun @17 Aquarius (economic-vocational ‘living the dream’)


    Bill of Rights, Pluto @18 Aquarius

    FDR ‘Four Freedom’s Speech’ is also known as (aka) as ‘The Second Bill of Rights’ Aquarian – justice, standards, ethics

    FRD Sun Aquarius

    Bill of Rights Aquarius elements: Eris/Sun , planet Pluto

    The Four Freedoms – FDR
    Freedom of speech
    Freedom of worship
    Freedom from want
    Freedom from fear

  88. alex says:

    continued: The Four (Aquarian) Freedoms

    Midpoints (working draft)

    freedom of speech – sun/mercury @17 pisces

    freedom of worship – sun/neptune @13 scorpio

    freedom from fear – sun/venus @03 pisces (love as vitalizing, meaningful experience)

    freedom from want – sun/eris @17 aquarius

  89. alex says:

    oops – should read

    FDR refined the freedoms granted by the Bill of Rights

    Four Freedom Midpoints, Bill of Rights 1789 – (freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from fear, freedom from want)

  90. Sharon Katz says:

    Just read that 4 were stabbed in an office in Toronto, by, it’s though, a disgruntled employee. Something about the transits is emphasizing stabbings today…sad.

  91. Sharon Katz says:

    Also just read about 2 more crashes: a car crashed into a day-care center in Orlando, FL, injuring 11 children, and a helicopter crash landed on the (I believe) U. of New Mexico hospital roof & they said the pilot was injured, not the two passengers.

  92. alex says:

    ya know I have a theory: that the right wing monitors/poaches the left wing blogs for information to help them strategically rig/ engineer / design voting discrimination / laws /frauds /gerrymandering /etc etc for their ‘war on voting’

    … the following case example comes from Sept of 2013 at dailykos; the diary is written by individual for DK Elections; the writer is excellent at political cartography, electoral predictions, and analysis;

    I recently read somewhere in the ‘corporate media’ that North Carolina has the most voting restrictions, laws, regulations, tricks and dirty tricks of discriminations than any other state…

    diary title: WED SEP 25, 2013
    8 New Polls Show North Carolina Republicans are Massively Unpopular, Headed for Huge Losses in 2014

  93. Jerry says:

    Hi Nancy,

    In your previous “March 29th New Moon Launch” thread, you wrote:

    “…….transiting Neptune is presently opposing natal Pluto from March 22 through April 25, bringing inspiration and idealism to the push toward working together but possibly setting the president up for disappointment or disillusion by the end of April.”

    It’s interesting to note that Neptune’s opposition to natal Pluto will be exact on April 22nd (6 ’58 Pisces-Virgo); occurring during the height of the Cardinal Grand Cross Square.

    Astrologer Douglas Parker’s narrative written several years ago speculated that this particular aspect could indicate troubles in Obama’s marriage (natal Pluto in Obama’s 7th house). To me, in view of current events it is becoming increasingly apparent that the relationship factor may be related to international affairs (countries) and could indicate indecision/ ineffectiveness in the face of potentially fast moving events. Here is Parker’s direct quote…..

    “…Between April 2014 and December 2015, transiting Neptune is 180 degrees Obama’s Pluto. This can see Obama burdened with unusual problems and possibly having health disorders difficult to ascertain. He will be heavily tempted to let his addictive nature take over his life. Sadly, a further deterioration (Neptune) in his marriage will occur, as Pluto is in his 7th house of marriage. Neptune is the ruler of the sea. The sea wears away at the rock, and the rock (in this case Obama’s marriage) dissolves to naught. The great tragedy for the American people during this time is that Obama’s career, ruled by Pluto, is also in danger of dissolving, becoming “out of control”, seriously lacking direction and purpose (Neptune). There is even a danger of him becoming involved in a serious scandal.”

  94. Lorrie U says:

    Rand’s Obamacare stats: 9.3 million new insureds, and counting

    as a result of the law.

    That’s a net figure, accommodating all those who lost their individual health insurance because of cancellations. The Rand study confirms other surveys that placed the number of people who lost their old insurance and did not or could not replace it — the focus of an enormous volume of anti-Obamacare rhetoric — at less than 1 million. The Rand experts call this a “very small” number, less than 1% of the U.S. population age 18 to 64.

  95. Jerry says:

    This is an excellent read…..

    The Astrological Grand Cross of 2014
    by Steffan Vanel

    Pluto in Capricorn squaring Uranus in Aries seven times between 2012 and 2015 is the defining Astrological theme of this decade. Those of you who have followed my newsletters know that this theme is one that I have returned to many times. This seems to especially be the case when faster moving personal planets ‘activate’ the square and we have events like the Boston Marathon bombing etc. This is not all about horrible destruction; however, it does involve tensions in the transformations indicated.

    Historically the connection by hard aspect between Pluto and Uranus have been reflected by the 1960’s, a time of both freedom and liberation, i.e. civil rights in the U.S., student riots in Paris, etc, as well as intense repression, i.e. Russian tanks in Prague, the Cultural Revolution in China, Vietnam, etc. Other time periods reflect the 1930’s Great Depression and rise of fascism, but also FDR and the ‘New Deal’, and we can also look back at the brotherhood and liberty ideals of the French Revolution and some of the excesses that followed.


  96. alex says:

    predictive aspect:

    I was reading from an old lecture Al H Morrison had given, and found an interesting bit. He writes that Charles Jayne was particularly intrigued by one of the minor aspects.

    “The 105 was an aspect that he found very significant and scored quite a bit of success in prediction for clients, predicting events based on the 105.

    He coined the term for it: “squine.” That is, a hybrid between the square and the trine. ~

    Aspects – Al Morrison

    Background information

  97. Lorrie U says:

    Invisible Social Security Cuts: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

    It’s a simple game. Slash funding for well-run government programs, then use the resulting chaos as “evidence” that “government isn’t the solution, it’s the problem.” It’s simple — and relentlessly cynical.

  98. Lorrie U says:

    Meet the New Kochs: The DeVos Clan’s Plan to Defund the Left

    DeVos has given a road map to conservatives working to bring down labor and defund the left—and his reforms could help put the state in the GOP’s column come 2016.

  99. alex says:

    correction/addition – Bill of Rights
    upthread 4/9 7:59PM

    should read: ADOPTED (to replace ratified) by First Congress


    Senate’s version of the Bill of Rights was adopted by joint resolution of Congress on September 25, 1789.

    On December 15, 1791 Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson announced the adoption of the ten successfully ratified amendments on March 1, 1792.

  100. tetramorph says:

    Jerry, I sincerely hope the Obama’s don’t get divorced.

    This is an interesting take on the aspect you mention above (Trans. Neptune opp. Natal Pluto), in terms of effect on a career:

    “An undermining of your power may occur especially if you are used to exercising it vigorously. While other people or conditions that elude your influence can make it difficult to reach the end you want, you also may lose some of your drive to persevere.”

    I think we can all relate to the tremendous amount of political obstructionism that PBO has faced, as well as the underlying racism still plaguing our culture/nation, all 7th house stuff much more related to the transpersonal nature of the current presidency, and the planets involved.

  101. tetramorph says:

    In the comment section on Nancy’s last topic, “New Moon Launch,” I posted the minor asteroids conjunct Pluto. Here are the others involved in the April Grand Cross. What’s kind of wild are the 2 women burned to death. Joan of Arc in Aries and the ancient Greek princess Glauce in Libra. Also, 2 female martyrs, Joan of Arc and Leocadia, both in Aries.

    The conjunction of the minor asteroid Wladilena to Mars is a very interesting as well, as this asteroid is named after “Vladimir Lenin” — a former Soviet ruler with whom Putin shares a first name. This is also the only minor asteroid with a male name, aside from Helios, which is named for an element created during Hydrogen fusion. All other minor asteroids carry female names.

    Over at Daykeeper Journal, the interpretation of personally named asteroids may indicate involvement in larger events, though Daykeeper focuses specifically on shooting tragedies with the minor asteroids naming the victims.

    Could there be an 8th assassination attempt on Putin?

    Minor Asteroids @ Aries 13:

    6497 Leocadia
    (Legida, Locaie) – (c285 – 304 AD) Hispano-Roman Christian martyr
    Leocadia was born into a patrician family in Toledo. She refused to give up Christianity, was arrested during the persecutions of the Emperor Diocletian, was tortured, and died in prison. The church venerated her as a martyr (Dec 9) and (April 26), and three important churches in Toledo were dedicated to her.
    Leocadia’s relics were later moved during the Moorish invasions, and taken to the monastery of St Ghislain, near Hainault, but were later restored to Toledo (1589). The French town of St Locaie, in Lampourdan, was named after her. Her feast is recorded in the Roman Martyrology and the Acta Sanctorum.

    237 Coelestina wife of Austrian astronomer Theodor von Oppolzer

    726 Joella Feminine form of Joël, for Joel Hastings Metcalf, American Unitarian minister and astronomer

    127 Johanna named for Joan of Arc

    Minor Asteroids @ Taurus 0:

    15760 1992 QB1

    No Minor Asteroids @ Cancer 13:
    Just Jupiter

    Minor Asteroids @ Libra 13:

    852 Wladilena named for Wladimir Ulyanoff-Lenin, Soviet leader

    288 Glauke (Revenge/Vengence) From Smith’s Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1844):

    GLAUCE: A daughter of king Creon of Corinth. Jason, after deserting Medeia, engaged himself to her, but Medeia took vengeance by sending her a wed¬ding garment, the magic power of which burnt the wearer to death. Thus Glauce and even her father perished. (Apollod. i. 9. § 28; Diod. iv. 55; Hygin. Fab. 25; comp. Eurip. Med.)

    [Glauce is also known as CREUSA (Greek ???????, “Princess”) in some authors, primarily those writing in Latin. This is likely due to taking the title Princess as a proper name.]

    895 Helio named for the element helium

    Here’s the Capricorn info:
    Conjunct Pluto @ 13 Capricorn:

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

    The danger with Okyrhoe is to make a false move because of its strong ability for anticipation.

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

    This was about all I could find, discusses Obama’s natal Koronis:

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

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

  102. angellight says:

    Seven Volcanoes in six different countnries start eruputing within hours of each other!

  103. alex says:

    PACE hearing on “mass surveillance”, has told parliamentarians: “Dragnet mass surveillance is ineffective at preventing terrorism”.

  104. alex says:

    Declination & Perigee


    Perigee means that a planet is at its closest approach to the Earth, therefore, exercising maximum influence.

    This always occurs during the Mars Retrograde when it opposes the Sun. Perigee is an event that occurs every 2 years.

    This Perigee will occur around the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse and the Cardinal Cross.

    Declination for Beginners


    KT Boehrer (pronounced “Kate Bear”) who died in Seattle in 2004 was a pioneer in the modern resurgence of declination studies.

    One of the reasons for the persuasive nature of declination is that it is as old as astrology itself and close to what we actually see in the sky. Declination is not intended to supplant the standard zodiac longitude wheel of 360 degrees; rather it adds further to it. It is the missing half that completes our study of astrology and explains many of the rules we use.

    In a nutshell, declination is a form of latitude rather than longitude. It is the measurement of planets north or south of the celestial equator, which is the Earth”s equator extended into space.

    It is worth remembering that when we talk of an exact conjunction of planets in a zodiac sign—for example the Moon and Saturn in Leo—these would not necessarily be conjunct in the sky. They would be conjunct by longitude (maybe appearing one above the other) but not necessarily conjunct by latitude or declination.*

    Similarly, the Moon and Saturn may be conjunct by declination (parallel to each other) but from different zodiac signs and therefore not conjunct by longitude.

    Separately either of these types of “conjunction” (longitude conjunction, declination parallel) has an equal force, but the strongest possible conjunction in astrology is when two planets are conjunct by longitude and parallel by declination at the same time. They would then appear to be conjunct in the sky. This may also help to explain why some transits seem stronger than others.

  105. alex says:



    Once you have learned the basic concepts of astrology and understand the planets, the houses, the rulerships and aspects, you are ready to learn about the refinements of astrology based on astronomy.

    Some of these include the use of declinations and antiscion points. Unless you utilize declinations and antiscia you are missing much of the chart and a great deal of valuable information.


    Latitude is the other half of astrology. The positions of all of your planets in astrology are measured in longitude or east-west across the ecliptic, but latitude, or north-south of the ecliptic adds a new dimension to all of this, especially when doing astro-locality.

  106. angellight says:

    “The fastest growing science on the planet, brain plasticity will revolutionize how we live in the future. It has the potential to cure learning and mental disorders, such as OCD, bipolar disorder, addiction, ADD, autism and some dementias. And its rapid results deliver benefits regardless of age. But how can it improve the lives of ordinary people?”

  107. will says:

    Re: President Obama and 180-degree Neptune opposing 7th house; Scandals – when isn’t there one with him? Illness? Maybe his mother-in-law. Neptune can certain bring up confusion, sleight of hand and obfuscation. But I will take wagers that the President and Michelle Obama will not be getting a divorce anytime – just not gonna’ happen. Just not gonna’ happen.

  108. Lorrie U says:

    angellight – Very interesting posts! Thanks…

  109. alex says:

    Excerpt Email – Courage Campaign

    Help us kick David Koch off the board of WGBH.

    “Remove David Koch from WGBH’s board of trustees and ensure that public broadcasting remains independent from the influence of radical climate change denial and right-wing attacks on education.”

    We must have the courage to keep pushing forward until public broadcasting is free from the Koch Brothers’ radical influence.

    WGBH produces more than two-thirds of the nationally distributed programs broadcast by PBS, including Masterpiece, NOVA, and Frontline. An anti-science propagandist like David Koch should not have any role overseeing NOVA, or any other WGBH programming.

    Until recently, David Koch also sat on the Board of WNET, New York City’s PBS affiliate. While he was on the Board, WNET aired “Park Avenue,” a film focused on the money, power, and inequality associated with New York’s wealthiest residents, which included David Koch.

    In an unheard of concession to its Board member, Koch was offered an opportunity to write a statement rebutting the program that aired immediately after the broadcast. Not only that, the agency of public television that curated “Park Avenue,” ITVS, pulled its funding from another film “Citizen Koch,” apparently due to concerns that it would upset WNET and David Koch.

  110. alex says:

    tetramorph, I’m going to google Helium + Ukraine when I have the time in next couple of days

    Timeline of quantum computing


    first notation 1970

    DARPA Quantum Network becomes fully operational on October 23,
    Quantum Network

    In these networks, data are communicated as quantum states through the technique of entanglement via an optical fiber link.


    In June 2005, DARPA Quantum Network expands to incorporate its first free-space link, allowing quantum keys and communications to be transmitted securely through the air.

    Harvard University and Georgia Institute of Technology researchers succeeded in transferring quantum information between “quantum memories” – from atoms to photons and back again.

    Scientists create a working transistor from a single atom

    Documents leaked by Edward Snowden confirm the Penetrating Hard Targets project, by which the NSA seeks to develop a quantum computing capability for cryptography purposes.

  111. alex says:

    continued – timeline

    Australian and American physicists have built a working transistor from a single phosphorus atom embedded in a silicon crystal.

    “Their approach is extremely powerful,” said Andreas Heinrich, a physicist at I.B.M. “This is at least a 10-year effort to make very tiny electrical wires and combine them with the placement of a phosphorus atom exactly where they want them.”

  112. alex says:


    haven’t found much yet google helium + ukraine
    helium storage has been an issue 2012,2013,2014 Federal Government

    Mars @13 Libra – Cardinal Grand Cross – April 2014

    Wladilena #852 ( Valdimir Putin?)
    Glauke #288
    Helio #895 (helium element)


    There is an interesting story in regards to helium and magmatic activity — and it turns out that helium might be able to help in volcano monitoring in the future.

    Overall helium emissions seem to track very closely with the amount of seismicity (see above), while the 3He/4He tracked with the rising of magma into the crust until eruption. Rising 3He/4He related to seismicity has also been noticed at Mammoth Mountain near Long Valley in California, which is interpreted as the evidence that moving magma deep in the crust is driving the earthquake swarms.

    At Yellowstone, helium tells a different story. A study in Nature by Lowenstern and others (2014) examined the voluminous helium that is released within and around the Yellowstone caldera. What they found there is the most productive areas of helium emissions, like Heart Lake Geyser Basin in the southern margin of the caldera, are actually mainly releasing helium derived from the crust, not any magma underneath Yellowstone.

    Step by step, we are moving towards better being able to anticipate the action at a volcano, but sometimes you need to be careful not to get carried away without understanding exactly what is happening (me included).

  113. starlight says:

    The Moon will make an aspect to the cardinal T-square today from 12 Virgo, roughly around 5 to 7 PM EDT. Also the sun will be quincunx Saturn, triggering anyone currently suffering from the waning Saturn station.

  114. Lorrie U says:

    Elderly Horse, Abused for Years, Saved and Taken to New Home

    Within minutes, a judge gave the order by phone to confiscate an elderly horse who was being whipped in traffic because she couldn’t pull her heavy load. She is now enjoying an incredible new beginning.

  115. kiwi says:

    Off topic, but I thought interesting from an astro perspective. NZ dept of statistics is always gathering data about something – now they have put out a chart with the most to least common birthdates here. Most common sept 28, least common around Christmas.

  116. kiwi says:

    PS, forgot to add there is a link to similar patterns for the US too – must be all those holiday parties!

  117. starlight says:

    Uh oh. I don’t like seeing things like this as we move into these unbelievably incendiary planetary configurations:

    Word on the street from sources close to the militia movement is that up to 5,000 armed militia members will be arriving in Bunkerville, Nevada sometime today.

    and this:

  118. Fe says:


    Has a real Branch Dravidian feel to it, doesn’t it?

  119. alex says:

    some intrepid investigative NV journalist could look into reporting if these militia groups ( and their families ) have ObamaCare coverage for their healthcare needs… if there are 5000 armed militia guessin they are family types with wives and kids…. that is 15K or more people – wonder how they get their healthcare?

  120. starlight says:

    Fe – I really don’t like the sound of what is happening in Nevada with these planets coming into their full strength. Branch Davidian – maybe, or maybe a bigger revolt against the “evil” American government that they have conjured up in their overheated fantasy life. Sometimes I wonder if all these “patriots” have reincarnated from the time of King George and the revolution.

  121. Jackson says:

    Bunkerville is in the upper northeast corner of Clark County, of which Las Vegas is part. It’s an old-school Mormon settlement, probably with a lot of “restoration” LDS-types (plural marriage, “blood atonement,” etc.)

  122. Fe says:


    Don’t know whether or not people will act out on their latent aggressive feelings, but let’s say this movement isn’t just an American one. I sent you a link by email to Eric’s weekly which covers, among other things, Maddow’s study of the varying stages of political aggression from the US to the Ukraine. Fascinating and alarming, like watching a train wreck in slo-mo.

  123. Sharon Katz says:

    “Get ready for the blood moon!” (don’t like the sound of that) – check out the photo!

  124. alex says:


    Stages of political conflict short of war

    Rachel Maddow reviews different degrees of political conflict, from passive aggressive insults, to direct insults, to full-on fist fights like the one that occurred in the Ukrainian parliament today.

  125. Jerry says:

    About the Bundy Ranch controversy in Nevada…… digging a little deeper, the dispute may have legal issues far beyond what appears on the surface. Questions have arisen over the impropriety of Senator Harry Reid’s involvement. Could the outstanding differences be merely a matter of corporate greed? Perhaps devious business practices are being challenged here – going to the heart of the US constitutions first amendment in protecting an individual’s freedom to petition the government for redress of grievances. Pluto’s opposition to the US Sun could help to shed light on all this as Pluto stations retrograde on April 14th. ……

    Nevada Ranch Standoff Escalates, Questions About Reid Arise

    National Review
    April 11, 2014

    “……. Part of the BLM’s justification for enforcing its authority over the land is that it falls within the boundaries of a protection area for desert tortoises, a threatened species. But, Loesch writes in her blog, exemptions and accommodations for land falling inside the boundaries have been made in the past for wind- and solar-power projects, as well as a top Reid donor named Harvey Whittemore (Whittmore is currently serving time in prison for illegal campaign contributions to Reid’s campaign.) She asks why similar accommodations can’t be made for Bundy.

    As the situation continues to unfold, Bundy’s daughter has offered a plea to onlookers.

    “Wake up America,” Bailey Bundy Logue told KSL-TV. “Look what our ancestors fought for and we need to stand up for that. We need to realize what’s happening. They are taking everything away from us. This isn’t only about one family. This is about everyone’s family. This is martial law and it’s in America and so what are you going to do to have it stay out of America?”


    The Real Story Behind The Bundy Ranch Harassment

    Dana Radio
    April 11, 2014

    By now you’re familiar with the standoff between the federal government, i.e. the Bureau of Land Management, and 67 year-old rancher Cliven Bundy. (If not, check the backstory and my radio interview with him here.) The BLM asserts their power through the expressed desire to protect the endangered desert tortoise, a tortoise so “endangered” that their population can no longer be contained by the refuge constructed for them so the government is closing it and euthanizing over a thousand tortoises. The tortoises, the excuse that BLM has given for violating claims to easements and running all but one lone rancher out of southern Nevada, is doing fine. In fact, the tortoise has lived in harmony with cattle in the Gold Butte, Clark County Nevada for over a hundred years, or as long as Cliven Bundy’s family has lived on the land as ranchers. In fact, the real threat to it is urbanization, not cattle.

    A tortoise isn’t the reason why BLM is harassing a 67 year-old rancher. They want his land. The tortoise wasn’t of concern when Harry Reid worked BLM to literally change the boundaries of the tortoise’s habitat to accommodate the development of his top donor, Harvey Whittemore. Whittemore was convicted of illegal campaign contributions to Senator Reid. Reid’s former senior adviser is now the head of BLM. Reid is accused of using the new BLM chief as a puppet to control Nevada land (already over 84% of which is owned by the federal government) and pay back special interests.


  126. will says:

    Here’s a great break to all of the fear and loathing in our world today; a link to the extraordinary tribute to The Women of Soul PBO and Michelle hosted in the East Room at the White House this week.

    Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin and Jill Scott will give you a reason to cheer.

  127. Lorrie U says:

    New Poll Shows Voters in Red States Want to Expand Medicaid

    (Daily Beast) According to new polling by Public Policy Poling conducted for MoveOn, in voters support Medicaid expansion in key states by wide margins: 52 to 35 percent in Kansas, 58 to 33 percent in Florida, 59 to 30 percent in Pennsylvania, 54 to 38 percent in Georgia. All are states where Medicaid expansion has been blocked by Republican politicians. In Virginia, where the GOP has also blocked Medicaid expansion, a previous poll found that even a majority of state Republican voters support extending coverage for the state’s low-income residents. And other polls show that three-out-of-four Americans nationwide, including a majority of Republicans, support Medicaid expansion.

  128. Helen says:

    Getting complicated:

    “The deployment of foreign private security firms in Ukraine is unacceptable as they increase the risk of an outbreak of civil war, Dennis John Kucinich, a former US Representative from Ohio and a two-time presidential candidate, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
    “We saw in Iraq how private security forces can get out of control. Whenever you are in a politically sensitive, a military sensitive situation the last thing you want is private security out there, because they can actually profit by an expanded conflict. They can stir up a war and then profit from it,” Kucinich said.
    The former US Representative said he is completely against the use of private security companies in any conflicts.
    “If oligarchs want to hire people to protect them, they have a right to do that. But if nations bring in private armies you are looking at combustible material here because there is no control. The private armies will pursue private interests. They don’t care about anything except making more money. And the more war there is, the more money they make,” Kucinich underlined.”

  129. starlight says:

    That is very interesting that the battle for the Bundy Ranch is really about corporate greed and power versus the freedom of the individual, i.e. Uranus versus Pluto, as this aspect comes into its fifth crossing, this time connected to the US Sun. Thus we are feeling this clash of Uranus and Pluto very directly in this country at present.

  130. starlight says:

    We are down to a crisis a minimum of every 2 and half days with the Moon crossing 12-13 of every sign! The knife slashing came with the Moon at 12-13 Leo; the horrible bus crash near Sand Diego came with the Moon at 13 Virgo. Each one is a “minor” trigger to the cardinal T-square. The next big one comes when the Moon hits 12-13 Libra, initiating the all day Mercury conjunction to Uranus which follows. We will begin to feel this transit late on the 13th (Sunday) and into Monday morning, then all day Monday with Mercury.

  131. starlight says:

    Great Facebook post currently going viral. It really sums things up nicely in case we have lost our perspective.

  132. B.A. says:


    Talks at Google, 4/8/14:

  133. arbo says:

    Thank you for that link, Nancy. Sometimes I feel very, very alone.

  134. alex says:

    SCOTUS created the Republican health care gap coverage:

    Map – those who expanded and those who don’t expand Medicaid

  135. TJ says:

    Since Nancy came into the discussion on the Nevada ranch with comments about it being about corporate greed and power, I’m jumping in. Below is a link to a discussion of the legislative, legal and bureaucratic context of this situation over time. Fracking is a red herring because it can coexist with ranching; BLM manages multi-use of ranching, oll, gas, geothermal, mineral and now fracking operations on the same public lands all the time. The solar project being blamed and tied to Senator Reid was proposed nine years after the 1993 court rulings against this rancher, so it has nothing to do with this rancher’s situation. I’ve also read the solar project was dropped five years ago. The link discusses in more detail the tortoise issue, and how other ranchers in the same area adapted easily to the mitigation measures.

    This situation is akin to someone whose family has rented a house from a landlord, repeatedly signs a contract to pay rent, and then decides because he and his family have lived in the house a long time it’s now his and he doesn’t have to pay rent, leave or compensate the landlord for his breach of contract. Ranchers everywhere in the West pay grazing fees. If they don’t want to, they always have the option of buying their own ranch. Government agencies have worked with this stubborn rancher not only for the twenty years since the two court rulings against him in 1993, but also for all the years that led up to the court cases in the first place. If it was not the government but a private landowner or corporation you can bet this rancher’s extra cattle would have been gone decades ago, and probably him too because he’s an unreliable lessor and his contract would not have been renewed. Yes, note that he was not told to leave; he was told he could graze 150 cattle but he’s been grazing 900.

    This doesn’t take away from concerns about militia types rallying around the rancher. I read that the government pulled back today because of concerns about violence and harm.

  136. Sharon Katz says:

    (((Arbo))) As they say, Bright Blessings!

  137. arbo says:

    Thanks, Sharon, but I think the president needs them even more than I do. :)

  138. Sharon Katz says:

    (((OBAMA))) Love that FB post, Starlight…It expresses exactly how I feel.

  139. Lorrie U says:

    TJ – Thanks for an informative post.

  140. Lorrie U says:

    A Dramatic Full Moon Eclipse

    Astrologers like to talk about the moment of exact, but this Uranus-Pluto cardinal cross configuration is actually close enough for some real effects to be observed in the earthly plane, especially, with the eclipse, as sandwiched between the Sun and Moon for added emphasis. All next week will be dramatic, the less so, perhaps, the more you have been doing your spiritual homework. Radical change is called for and we can resist or just go with it. It is however more painful when you resist.

  141. Sharon Katz says:

    I have a question. My ascendant is 10 deg. cancer conjunct uranus in the 12th house at 6 cancer. I was under the impression that I wouldn’t be affected by the cardinal cross or the grand square, nor would be my husband whose sun is at 8 Aries; however, one of the articles Lorrie posted on the last thread said those with 5-15 degrees in cardinal signs would be affected…what do you all think, especially Starlight?

  142. starlight says:

    Sharon – I think you are done with most of the transit other than the Mars station in May that will be near to square your Ascendant for a few weeks.

  143. starlight says:

    TJ – Thank you. that is a very helpful explanation of what is happening there. I had not really fully read up about the situation before commenting. Glad to hear the situation is defusing before Sunday/Monday.

  144. lisam says:

    Will, thanks for the link to the White House concert. All the performances were fantastic! And it seems like a good time was had by all. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

  145. will says:


    The pleasure is mine. Nice to see the President, First Lady and staff thoroughly enjoying themselves in spite of the sea of troubles they are constantly facing.

  146. will says:


    The pleasure is mine. It was great to witness the President, First Lady and staff thoroughly enjoying themselves in spite of the sea of troubles they face ad infinitum.

  147. alex says:

    EXCERPT EMail – Democracy For America

    The McCutcheon decision, which removed aggregate caps on campaign donations, dealt a huge blow to true democracy in this country — but if money-hungry Republicans like Minority Leader Mitch McConnell get their way, the Supreme Court is just getting started.

    Late last year, during the Supreme Court’s consideration of the McCutcheon case, Sen. McConnell filed a brief arguing that the Court should abolish ALL donation limits, period — clearing the way for corporate magnates to dump millions of dollars directly into any campaign they choose. The position was so extreme only one right-wing justice, Clarence Thomas, ended up agreeing with it.

    Now, the man behind that radical right-wing argument could potentially have total veto power over future Supreme Court nominees — unless we send him packing in November.

    Ditching Mitch isn’t just a pipe dream — his Kentucky Senate seat is well within our reach. A PPP poll released just last week showed him losing to his opponent by one percentage point.

    The Affordable Care Act that McConnell says he wants to repeal has been a massive success in Kentucky, giving more than 360,000 previously uninsured people access to vital health care services.

    McConnell just took the lead on killing the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation designed to shrink the gender pay gap — which will not sit well with women voters.

    The McCutcheon decision demands a response: We need to show that we’re serious about fighting for a more progressive Supreme Court.

    Holding the Senate is crucial — but nothing would send a stronger message to special interests than sending home their most powerful ally in Washington.

  148. Jerry says:

    Pluto’s station tomorrow just as the Moon completes a grand cross square to Uranus Pluto and Jupiter; in light of fast moving events may be an indication Russia could send troops over the border within the next day or so……

    Ukraine Tension Turns Deadly in ‘Worst Case Scenario’

    Bloomberg Businessweek
    April 13, 2014

    Ukrainian security forces battled pro-Russian gunmen in the eastern town of Slovyansk, with both sides suffering casualties, in what European Union member Poland called “the worst-case scenario” for the country.

    A day after Ukrainian officials accused Russia of “external aggression,” camouflaged gunmen fired on units deployed by the government in Kiev in an anti-terror operation near Slovyansk, about 240 kilometers (150 miles) from the Russian frontier, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said today on Facebook. One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and five were wounded, with an unknown number of dead on the separatist side.

    It followed the takeover of a regional police station in Donetsk yesterday and gun battles in which police stopped separatists from seizing buildings in other towns. The events echoed those that preceded Russia’s annexation of Crimea, rattling Ukraine’s industrial heartland and raising concern that Russia may carve off more of Ukraine with what NATO has estimated are 40,000 combat-ready troops massed on the border.


  149. lisam says:

    Re: the horrendous accident in CA that claimed 10 lives – some eyewitnesses are reporting that the Fed-Ex trailer truck was in flames before it ran off the road and hit the bus. Could be a case of spontaneous combustion if the Fed-Ex truck was transporting something flammable. For me, it draws a parallel with the Malaysian airliner. It too might have been transporting flammable cargo, as the only credible witness (NZ oil rigger) claimed that he saw the plane in flames up in the sky out over the ocean, and he gave the exact location according to his instruments he had on board the rig. It seems strange that the Malaysian authorities were quick to assume that the pilots were engaged in criminal mischief. Perhaps, if the cargo is found to be the cause of the plane’s disappearance, the airline would be liable, and could be sued by the relatives of all the passengers, which would probably bankrupt the airline. Also, the insurance company was very quick in paying out the funds to the relatives, which if accepted, might prohibit them from suing later. Just speculating, as I myself don’t have the facts.

  150. Bob says:

    Could this be some of the good change the Grand Cross if bringing?

    If only the military used this it would still free up enough oil to drop the cost of oil products around the world. But I think commercial shipping and aviation companies would want a piece of this pie also. It’s always about the money. Average people could save at the gas pump and in heating their homes but would savings by companies be passed on to consumers in other areas also (Shingles for housing roofs, tires for trucks and cars, any plastic products) or would they just want to pocket more for themselves as they have been doing with virtual slave labor around the world?

    There are no exact dates that I know of yet to do a chart from but eventually one, or some, will come out.

    Seems like the oil companies could lose their unneeded subsidies and the Middle East . . . .

    The U.S. Navy Just Announced The End Of Big Oil And No One Noticed

    Author: Justin “Filthy Liberal Scum” Rosario April 12, 2014 10:59 am ight-with-fuel-from-the-sea-concept

    “The predicted cost of jet fuel using these technologies is in the range of $3-$6 per gallon, and with sufficient funding and partnerships, this approach could be commercially viable within the next seven to ten years.”

    First use March 2013

    Demonstrated Sep 2013, Blossom Point, MD.

  151. Lorrie U says:

    Bob – Thanks, good info. However, it seems it will be as polluting as current fuels, so no gains in that area.

  152. Bob says:

    In March 2013 transit Jupiter conjoined Sibly Uranus and transit Uranus squared Sibly Jupiter.

    Not all squares are bad.

    This from a man who practiced astrology for more than 50 years: In “Primer of Sidereal Astrology”, Moray Series No. 1 by Cyril Fagan and Brigadier R.C. Firebrace, Littlejohn Publishing Co.Isabella, Missouri (first U.S. printing, ), on page 75, Fagan writes “It is of great importance to recognize that the quality of an aspect depends on the innate nature of the planets involved in the configuration and not on the angular distance between them. Thus a square between benefics is definitely to be regarded as benefic. Sun square Jupiter is potent for good.”

  153. starlight says:

    New post up:

    Not a lot new, but I can’t seem to get away from this subject. It is too compelling.

  154. Bob says:

    Lorrie, I would like to think that they are working on changing that as they continue development. I think these scientists can do it or some high school kid will come up with something between texting.

    NRL has developed a two-step process in the laboratory to convert the CO2 and H2 gathered from the seawater to liquid hydrocarbons. In the first step, an iron-based catalyst has been developed that can achieve CO2 conversion levels up to 60 percent and decrease unwanted methane production from 97 percent to 25 percent in favor of longer-chain unsaturated hydrocarbons (olefins).

  155. will says:


    Loved Cat’s Cradle; you were right on about its relevance to the discussion. Thank you. Good call!