Wednesday, December 05, 2018

American Invention


Red made a million + records playing the comb. Josh on the "brushes". The Mound City Blue Blowers.

Tough times, but Prohibition was soon to end, guaranteeing a lift in spirits. 

Making merry. The American way.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

After the Fact

On November 6, an election occurs in America exactly when Uranus retrogrades back into Aries for its final transit to United States' Pluto in Capricorn. 

The current conflict between the sovereign solo citizen and the established authoritative governing conglomerate enters its last chapter. Both parts of the body politic remain intact but alignments have shifted and adjustments are forthcoming. The strength of the American voter has become more pronounced. Or at least the voice has.

Aries represents youth, vigor, and pioneering force. It butts through all obstacles in its eagerness to survive and push on. It came up against mature Capricorn, with its rigid failing edifice, and a throttling took place. Pressures from volatile Uranus and Aries have cracked and shattered constricting structures, with the young encouraging motion and new frontiers, the old preferring to continue as is, regardless of the debris.

People have grown more independent and alliances are not following traditional paths. Political experimentation is the trend. People seem to think thinking for one's self is a good idea, although the group demands participation, and loneliness is still a problem.

Everything seems every which way now, but Uranus will wrap it up on the way to Taurus, leaving a higher voltage source of energy for people to use. Amps, watts, and ohms too.

Taurus. Earthy Taurus. I am amazed. Seven years of Taurus trine Capricorn while US Pluto in Capricorn completes its first return. One whole revolution. Earthy Capricorn. 

Down to earth. Enjoying Taurus. Working with Capricorn. Inventing with Uranus. Doing whatever with Pluto. Oh, of course ....... regenerating.

Since Uranus is so smart, maybe he could solve some puzzles regarding society's maintenance.
One question I have is, "Do we eat sensibly or do we eat each other alive in our quest for sustenance?"

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Living Revolution

So George Washington, as a general in the Revolutionary War, forged a relationship with the Marquis de Lafayette, who fought under General Washington and secured the help of France in winning the American battle for independence.

After the war, Lafayette helped launch the French Revolution. He served in the National Assembly and drafted The Declaration of the Rights of Man. He also sent the key from the notorious Bastille prison to George Washington on behalf of the people of France. It was placed in Mount Vernon, Washington's home, where it is housed today.

As Uranus closes its transit of Aries, it makes sense that the locus of commemoration is the US, since the country has a natal Pluto in Capricorn, now highlighting the Uranus-Pluto transit in a dramatic finale. This, the country that defied the ruling class and elected a Uranian rebel as president.

It seems that living creatures prefer freedom, but a trap to be freed from is often the preliminary. Maybe humans draw these confining circumstances to themselves in order to struggle for liberation, then burst into ecstatic release.

The squeeze comes from infinite angles and dimensions. Pluto in Capricorn reliably provides constricting control. Uranus in Aries points to a breakout.

I've often guessed that rebellion against political oppression is symbolic of freedom from the dark and infinite universe that surrounds humankind. One that could be good or bad, gorgeous or hideous, beneficent or malicious, or all of these things. 
Revolution, I deduce, is the assertion of power and might against these vast forces. Just in case they're not so good.

Whatever the details, revolution comes. In increments.

So in America, an unusual celebration is underway. Although the squeeze continues, citizens are liberating themselves from mental shackles, reasserting the freedom of self expression, and feeling the firm and potent muscles of autonomy.

Monday, April 23, 2018

King Donald I Honors France

The President of the United States and First Lady, Melania, are receiving President Macron of France and his wife, Brigitte, in what is likely to be an elegant affair.

The king's consort, Melania, has Moon in Capricorn and transiting Saturn, itself, is in the vicinity. Moon in Capricorn means dignity at home. She does the planning.
President Macron contributes a very ripe 28 degree Capricorn ascendant.

With Capricornian respect for tradition and history, a dinner shared by the couples will take place in Mt.Vernon, the home of 1st American President, George Washington. One remembers the relationship between General Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette and France's important role in the American Revolution.

King Donald loves to entertain.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Steel In Her Spine

President Trump used to say when campaigning for office that America needed and would get steel in her spine.

On schedule, Uranus in Aries (steel) is about to form its last aspect with USA Pluto in Capricorn (spine). Uranus submits independence and Pluto represents big money. So comes the revitalization of America's steel industry starting with the new trade tariffs.

Added to this configuration is Saturn newly in Capricorn approaching a conjunction with transiting Pluto and then U.S. Pluto.

In 2001, on September 11th, a Saturn structure with plenty of steel included, was blown up with Saturn in opposition to Pluto. It was the structure symbolizing world trade. Now Saturn is joining Pluto and world trade agreements are starting to reconstruct.

Through loopholes in the old ways, countries dumped (Pluto) steel into the United States at a lower price than elsewhere, crippling and killing homegrown industries. Altered trade arrangements could be a remedy.

It's more than finance. Steel is necessary to build a strong defense, an Aries priority. It is also required for the country's supporting Capricorn infrastructure. 

Uranus in Aries noted weaknesses in the nation's body and is leaving it with fortification. With electrically charged vitality. Steel is a symbol. Her own steel. From the spine it goes into the blood. 

It reminds me of the Sanskrit Kundalini rising, that being primal energy located at the base of the spine. It's said to be in the form of a coiled serpent, speaking of Pluto, with awakening being the by-product as the released force hits the top. 

Erect, upright, energetic, and able to meet any challenge head on. Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A Country of Significance

America has her north node of the Moon in royal Leo, indicating that she is as great as everyone and everything. Greater. No exception. She reigns superior.

The south node in Aquarius has previously taken in every refugee in the universe. It's a very ancient pattern. She will, by habit, always take in the downtrodden considering it happens naturally. But it requires no effort, so the country can turn her attention toward developing her magnificent ego. She is a stand out.

Self expression characterizes Leo and that freedom has been enjoyed by the populace since the beginning, protected by statute and relished heartily by the citizens. 

Confidence is the perpetually replenishing fuel of Leo, so the United States of America, attractive, bright, and proud, continues to fascinate in her starring role. 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018


The inventive and technological planet, Uranus, is just finishing its long square aspect to the United States' communication hub, Mercury, and broadband internet has officially come to rural America.

Business is picking up in these parts, I hear, so I'm sure they can use it. I can't imagine what will show up on Ebay.

Hope the connections are good! Welcome fellow country people!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A Twittering Gemini

President Trump and Twitter are a match made in heaven.

He's got all kinds of ridiculously close Gemini planets up in his tenth house, and you know how Gemini loves words. And it could have something to do with the short attention span famously associated with the fluttering natives.

The chirping of many Gemini types is commonly known, with its short, sharp often quick phrases, like a sort of permanent punctuation mode. Ideal for Twitter's strict law of numbers.

Attention wise, I was thinking it could be the curiosity extra active in Gemini that has them eager to advance so speedily to the next moment, preferably to one of a different variety.

Lucky for him he's presiding in the Age of Twitter. It must be kismet. 

Friday, January 12, 2018

A Pecker on the Head

You probably remember the Pink Pussyhat Parade last year protesting men, and President Trump in particular. The ladies found it fun. They wore their simulated female organs on their heads with enthusiasm. Someone suggested that men wear a facsimile of the male part on their heads in contrast. Then women could resist the sea of dickheads they find themselves stuck in. 

They are still horribly upset about their sexuality and are having another gathering this year.

However, this year the pussyhats are being discouraged.
"The sentiment is that the pink pussy hat excludes and is offensive to transgender and gender nonbinary people who don't have typical female genitalia and to women of color because their genitals are more likely to be brown than pink."
Although the intention might be noble, the ladies are mistaken. They are all pink inside.

Here again I think Saturn newly in Capricorn might have a hand in this event. 

Throughout history and the world, oppression of women has been a reality. The darling pink pussyhats are probably not the optimal way to triumph in this conflict, not according to serious Saturn, although they are attention getting.

It will be interesting to see what the ever creative American women come up with this time. 
Peckers are a perennial problem.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

The Sparkling Coverup

Hollywood movie stars.... the ladies.... are like floozies, many of whom copulated their way to the top. Of course, some are prudes. Others camouflage it well.

Becoming wealthy and famous, and not necessarily through talent, can be challenging.

So it was with great amusement that I found their evening costumes for the latest gala covered far more flesh than is customary at these dos. A touch of black sobriety seems to have influenced their choices.

They looked odd, a little uncomfortable I thought. I wonder if it will catch on. Body parts for sale is an old tradition as is the display of the product.

I was also wondering..... could Saturn in Capricorn be encouraging them to pull it in and cover it up? This sign likes prudence and modesty, and the stately formality of black. Are they thinking of trying other techniques to achieve their goals? What do you think?

I was actually stunned to see their outfits vaguely resemble Middle Eastern jilbabs, you know, the garments that conceal a woman entirely. The ones that such women seem ready to cast off.

The American beauties might find a bit of relief, even freedom in a cover-up of sorts, a reasonable one of course. They could develop other assets, assuming they have them.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Honor Among Selves

Honor: regard in high esteem, with great respect

Honor comes under the auspices of the astrological sign Capricorn and its governor, the planet Saturn.

Saturn recently crossed the border from Sagittarius into Capricorn, elegantly joining the Sun at 0° on the winter solstice. The two and a half year transit has ceremoniously begun.

Capricorn and Saturn arouse visions of largely populated organizations. What starts as the lone self marking the beginning of the wheel in Aries becomes a conglomerate of selves at the top in Capricorn, where individuals assume their positions in society.
Yet each self stays a self.

So follows the concept of integrity, thought to mean honor. It really means that an entity is a thing unto its own. From integer. A whole unit. 

To identify the entity, boundaries are established. Capricorn draws borders.  It compartmentalizes. The planet Saturn even emphasizes its defining edge with an unusual broad crystalline display.
The restraint or limitation normally attributed to Capricorn is connected to this outline which gives a body its contained shape and form. It finds its place and performs its function. It is evaluated.

I think Saturn is basically responsible for self appraisal.

When identity is honored, the many selves are free to conglomerate with dignity.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Donald The Great

King Donald I has just stepped into the realm of greatness, much like Cyrus the Great they say.

Jobs are skyrocketing, even wages are increasing. GDP has exceeded all human expectation and is now defying prediction. Confidence is shooting into the stratosphere. Even black unemployment has dipped to a low 7-or-so percent.

Money is everywhere! 

I think King Donald has been rolling the palace dice again. 
He'll be back to being a regular king shortly.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sovereignty of Mind

13 Months of Freedom
Transiting revolutionary Uranus has just reversed direction square to authoritative U.S. Pluto in Capricorn. It's headed back to 24 degrees Aries where it will turn direct and fairly slowly exit the sign, aspecting Pluto one more time.

You know that the United States has Mars in mental Gemini. The ruling planet of this placement, Mercury, finds itself positioned in Cancer at 24 degrees in the nation's wheel, across from Pluto, meaning the government molds people's thinking to its desires through all avenues of communication. The Uranus retrograde ends squarely on this Mercury and Pluto.

Sharing thoughts is revered but with these thoughts come many emotions, especially with Mercury in Cancer. Some are wonderful and some are decidedly unpleasant. Some people like that. Some don't. Some consume too much. Some don't get involved.

Mimicry is common with Gemini.

Governing people is a big job. To make it easier, Pluto in Capricorn, signifying the ruling body, often gives orders.

"You'll think what I say you'll think, you'll feel what I say to feel."

Uranus in Aries square Mercury says, "I'll decide what I think."

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Fiction and Fact

People love a good story and often care not if it's true, based on fact, or completely fabricated within the convolutions of the inventive brain.
They are titillated by the possibility of truth but by the time the stories reach the audience they usually have wandered far from the sketchy beginnings.
And so it is with news as the story is changed and embellished like a gigantic game of telephone.

With severe Saturn spending three months opposite U.S. Mars in Gemini and her president's Sun, fantasy, lies, and other distortions are coming to the fore to be handled as the group sees fit. Truth will peek out. Deceptions will continue.

I think true and false are about equal in importance. The story humankind creates is a loose weave traveling through history constantly adjusting to the tellers and the times. Fiction and fact are both enjoyed. Fantasy provides relief from reality and hard cold evidence relieves the anxiety of confusion.  Some fear that fiction can upset the flow of earthly events, but that isn't likely. Say what you will. it does what it does.

Sagittarius is known for honesty. It often attaches a spiritual dimension to the concept of truth. So truth becomes in essence a product of divinity, greater in scope than the mere human being. Maybe the small human is enhanced by its practice. Uplifted. Elevated, you might say.

Gemini, on the other hand, is famous for lies of  all colors, all shapes, all sizes. Yet Gemini also delivers information, sometimes accurate. And sometimes sources can actually be verified.

Together Gemini and Sagittarius oversee the education of humankind. With Mars in Gemini, the U.S. communicates with zeal and bellicosity. But this active Mars also is in square aspect with Neptune, so the people often wander into netherworlds, mists, and altogether nebulous reportage.

If clarification within the fogginess is desired, perhaps Saturn can bring some crystallization to the country's thoughts by the conclusion of the three month station.

"Where precisely are we?" one might ask. "What exactly is going on?"

Who's who and what's what?

What's up?

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Earth to the White House!

America's feisty Mars at 21° Gemini, together with the president's ebullient Sun at 20° and North Node at 22°, are now in opposition to Saturn in Sagittarius, 21. It's part of a three month station as Saturn prepares to leave for Capricorn. 

To mark the occasion, a new Director of Communications, with Sun, Mercury, Mars, and the south node in Capricorn, and an official new Press Secretary, were just appointed by the infamous President Trump. You know, of course, that Gemini governs communication. Saturn tends to be serious. They're all kind of educational.

I, for one, would like to stay updated. What was that number again?

Friday, June 23, 2017

North Node in Leo or the Fifth House

His regal majesty is ready to take the throne. After serving humanity and being eclipsed by the magnificence of others for ages, the Leo North Node has finally found his kernel of self aggrandizement. He can now stand above the crowd and assume rulership of all creatures. His radiance emanates. His power is mighty. He is the undisputed king.

Superiority. The NN Leo is unquestionably better than everyone else. The position can even be sometimes considered divinely invented. He wears the mantle of grandeur with aplomb and considers it his destiny to reign supreme. While once terrified of relinquishing his democratic ideals, the Leo now knows that people can remain egalitarian while he prances in elevation, providing a perfect focal point for their ideals and aspirations. In fact, the audience is uplifted by his uninhibited expression of self importance. 

Ego. Some are cut out to be the center of the universe giving the ego full rein. Like the planets surrounding the sun, the Leo North knows he is the center of the world, once he emerges from the group and fully enters the limelight. Bragging comes naturally to this self admiring native. While once adverse to revealing his ego, he now relishes the freedom to enjoy its  infinite expanse.

Pride, and Vanity. This node holder is proud to be himself and seizes opportunities to show off his special position. He often dresses the part, exaggerates his royal affectations, and reacts to the praise of his watchful audience, defying cultural norms that belittle self absorption and dominant self expression. Even if not entirely approved of, the rapt attention bestowed upon him suffices. What often is cause for embarrassment in others becomes great uniqueness with a north node in Leo. Long building self esteem is emerging. Privilege is his pleasure.

Spontaneity, Hilarity, and Happiness. This NN is coming from the somewhat dour and sober Aquarius SN to the wild, warm, wonderful world of Leo. He slathers on the greasepaint and steps into the spotlight to put forth his all to the ever responsive audience.
Leo lives to have fun. He entertains in luxurious fashion in lavish surroundings with an abundance of entertainment. With his excellency as the center of attention, the NN Leo wants to make sure that the people around him have the best time of their lives. The stiff serious restraint of the Aquarius SN is exchanged for the free, often ridiculous animation of Leo. A raucous party inevitably results. Dull moments cease to exist. The warm personal love received equalizes all he remembers giving through his impersonal SN. Happiness results.

High Drama. As Great Executor of the ongoing human drama, the Leo North is appropriately unrestrained in his heroic gestures; full of fire, amplified, and larger than ordinary life. He does not hold himself in. The exaggerated staging automatically draws attention and travels to the far empty corners of others' lives, and to their own unfolding dramas. Leo knows that all people are stars of their own shows. With his memory of group immersion behind him, he finds that the kernel of self aggrandizement is vast. His significance is obvious.

Creativity. The Leo North indulges in creative endeavors with the innocence of a child completely impressed with his output and bursting with the urge to show it off to everyone. He knows they will all be as amazed as he is by his voluminous talent. Applause is expected yet nonetheless heartily appreciated as he soaks in the adulation with pleasure. Unable to contain the surge he expresses more of himself. He ecstatically makes a big joyful mess.

Heart and Guts. Activating the region of the heart, along with the solar plexus provides warmth and courage to the Leo NN. The ego breathes into life. Confidence manifests. Honor will be defended. The intellectual cautiousness of the Aquarius SN can now be abandoned for uproarious self promotion which actually benefits others due to the ancient memory of serving humanity.

A Lover for the Ages. Leo deserves to be loved and knows it. It's only proportionate to the attention he bestows upon the recipients of his affection. Falling in, staying in, and falling out of this state of being is one grand continuum, with all the accompanying melodramas and occasional fractured hearts. Money, gifts, sex if applicable, entertainment, support of all kinds are part of his abundant generosity toward his loved ones. It can be boundless after waiting so long to erupt. The operatic magnitude of his romances is nourishment for the storybooks.

Leadership and the Power of Will. In the Aquarius SN, the Leo NN was accustomed to circumstances beyond his control. Some larger power beyond the self determined events. But in Leo, he realizes that he has the ability to shape circumstance and determine his own destiny. He's heading the production.
This automatically leads to others bestowing power upon him to guide them through the extraordinary thickets of mundane existence. He knows from past experience how to help the group progress, but now he's ready to do the same while standing out to garner credit, respect, prestige, and admiration. He is exceptional.

The North Node Leo is ready to relinquish his world weariness and live it up. Life is personally for the taking, full of amusement, so he can let go of his concern about the future of humankind and revel in the exhilaration of the present. His emerging radiance lights up the world and his glorious confidence acts as a beacon. He encourages self expression in all forms. He reaches the sphere of longing and gives reason to the moment. Something big is happening. The lights are on. The star has arrived.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

King Donald I Travels Abroad

So the north node of the Moon, freshly, barely into Leo, just crossed President Trump's ascendant at 29. King of the Beasts, highlighted. 
Mars is involved, and so was fixed star regal Regulus, at the heart of Leo, also known as Alpha Leonis, or the Cor Leonis in ancient Rome. 

You can follow the Big Dipper to locate the constellation of Leo if you're looking into the sky.

Apropos of the moment, he was received as royalty in Saudi Arabia. 
They know royalty when they see it and act accordingly.

His kingdom awaits his return.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Spring Planting

According to some observers, Donald Trump is a plant, installed into the United States' Presidency by Russia. Some merely label it collusion. They like that word.

Going to the Latin root, colludere, collude means to come together, to play.

Considering that Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, has Sun, Mercury, Saturn, and Neptune in Libra, and that President Trump has a big Jupiter in Libra, and Neptune, too, it's natural that these two gentlemen would get along. And they do. 

And wouldn't you know it? President Putin's Saturn is at 17 degrees, exactly conjoined with President Trump's Jupiter. Jupiter and Saturn .... an ancient couple.... and old coupala .... America is in on this, too, with her Saturn at 14. Added to that is transiting Jupiter traveling through this year.

Well, within this setup of cooperation, it's still too soon to know exactly what they/we are agreeing and disagreeing upon.

Trump, of course, is eager to eradicate the terrorist outfit, Isis, in tandem with President Putin.
I'm sure he'd also like to work some deals regarding resources and markets in the Russian leader's part of the world.
Maybe they'd even like to have an elegant dinner together in high Libra fashion, silver tinkling merrily.

The Russian president has Moon in Gemini describing him as chatty and clever, much like the American president with his Sun in Gemini. They have a lot to talk about. New relationships are like that. I'm sure America would love to be included. Russia is definitely on her mind.