Astrological Musings

Karl Rove escapes indictment!

Astrologers all over the country are scratching their heads today because Karl Rove has escaped indictment. Capitol Hill Blue says,

It’s now known that Rove had discussed Plame’s CIA employment with conservative columnist Robert Novak, who exposed her identity less than a week later, citing two unidentified senior administration officials.

Rove’s truth-telling to the FBI saved him from indictment.

And by misleading reporters, the White House saved itself from a political liability during the 2004 presidential campaign.

Rove’s chart has an unaspected Mars, the source no doubt of his renegade behavior. This Mars is currently being aspected by the Saturn/Chiron opposition of which you will read quite a bit in this column, and Mars in his chart is currently being opposed (180 degrees) by transiting Mars as it conjuncts Saturn. Many astrologers read this as indicating indictment as Saturn enforces restrictions on Rove’s personal will as represented by Mars. However, Jupiter is also involved in this configuration and Jupiter is known as the “Great Liberator.”

One news headline today read “The Liberation of Karl Rove,” and perhaps it is the Jupiter influence on his chart that we are seeing with the end of speculation on his indictment. Karl Rove is a brilliant strategist, and just because there is not enough evidence to indict him doesn’t mean that he is no longer under suspicion. Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame are considering a civil suit against Rove. With Neptune having turned retrograde and Uranus following next week, I believe we have not seen the last of this situation.

By | 2017-04-02T09:41:13+00:00 June 14th, 2006|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Karl Rove escapes indictment!

Chiron: The Wounder and Healer

Because of Chiron’s unusual orbit, it often hooks up with one planet with which it dances over a long period of time. Between 1952 (before Chiron’s discovery in 1977) and 1986, Chiron opposed Uranus a total of 41 times. The Chiron/Uranus opposition is a strong significator in the birthchart of an individual who is becoming awakened (Uranus) to the power of transformation that results from facing the painful psychic wounds (Chiron) from which we attempt to hide. Chiron is associated with the healing of the body through achieving spiritual wholeness, and during the awakening period of the Chiron/Uranus opposition, and particularly after the discovery of Chiron in 1977, the concept of “holistic healing” and the body-mind connection was revived after centuries of taking the back burner to “science.”

The current cycle of Chiron’s opposition to Saturn which concludes this month has occurred a total of , making this another key significator. The current phase of the dance began in September of 2003 and concludes this month. To fully understand the way Chiron works astrologically, it’s useful to go back to his roots in mythology and legend.

In mythology, Chiron was born of Philyra, mortal woman, and Saturn, immortal god. In order to escape Saturn’s amorous pursuit, Philyra had herself turned into a mare; however, Saturn outsmarted her and shapeshifted into a horse in order to accomplish his intention to rape her. When Chiron was born half horse and half man, like a Centaur, Philyra was so ashamed she abandoned him in a cave, thus establishing the deep psychic wound for which Chiron is well-known.

Being one-half god, Chiron was immortal and thus survived this early abandonment. He went on to study with the god Apollo, who some say became his foster father. There Chiron learned the arts […]

By | 2017-04-02T09:41:13+00:00 June 13th, 2006|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Chiron: The Wounder and Healer

The Full Moon and the US

Jude at Stars Over Washington has of the Full. Moon as it relates to the current US events, pointing out a kite formation tied to a (wide) Grand Trine. This formation is a little wider than I would normally pay attention to, with Jupiter retrograding at 9 degrees and therefore moving away from the trine of Mercury to Uranus at 13 and 14 degrees. But in any event, it’s an interesting read:

For today’s Full Moon–the culmination phase which was begun at the New Moon of May 27 (“6Gem” = “drilling for oil”) you see that Venus 15Tau30 (“15Tau” = the Oxen Point of the 8.11.99 “King of Terror” eclipse), has joined this Water Grand Trine to form what some call a KITE formation.

Jupiter is the tail of this kite, as I’ve rather artistically marked on the chart (click image to enlarge), and Venus–who can extract revenge as well as Mars can–may have financial motives in mind being placed in luxury-loving Taurus. Venus joining the Grand Trine brings success to the venture…she here is the catalyst for success.

Water Grand Trines are, as I said before, an indication of an exaggerated need for safety and protection, and there’s a sense of being disconnected with reality.

But there’s also a psychic sensitivity in the private world it uncanniness. And since Uranus is involved, I suspect there was a short-lived opportunity to track their prey and take him out…and George and the GOP needed the boost.

The plan to promote details of this venture has caused many statements from the administration which sound to me like tactical info you wouldn’t want your worst enemy to know, but the American people hadn’t been impressed with the President in a […]

By | 2006-06-11T21:38:00+00:00 June 11th, 2006|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Full Moon and the US

Khalil Gibran on Self Knowledge

from The Prophet

And a man said, “Speak to us of Self-Knowledge.”

And he answered, saying:

Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.

But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart’s knowledge.

You would know in words that which you have always know in thought.

You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams.

And it is well you should.

The hidden well-spring of your soul must needs rise and run murmuring to the sea;

And the treasure of your infinite depths would be revealed to your eyes.

But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure;

And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.

For self is a sea, boundless and measureless.

Say not, “I have found the truth,” but rather, “I have found a truth.”

Say not, “I have found the path of the soul.” Say rather, “I have met the soul walking upon my path.”

For the soul walks upon all paths.

The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.

The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.

By | 2006-06-11T12:00:00+00:00 June 11th, 2006|Inspiration|Comments Off on Khalil Gibran on Self Knowledge

Ann Coulter’s Poisonous Rage

has a wonderful expression: resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. If Ann Coulter, conservative right wing so-called pundit, absorbs even a fraction of the poison she spews out, I fear for her health.

Coulter has long been considered the bitch goddess of the right. Six feet tall, with long bleached blonde hair and even longer legs, she refers to herself as a polemicist and has frankly admitted her love of “stirring the pot.” She was fired from USA Today in 2004 for an article on the Democratic convention, “Here at the Spawn of Satan convention in Boston”, and referred to some (unspecified) female attendees as “corn-fed, no make-up, natural fiber, no-bra needing, sandal-wearing, hirsute, somewhat fragrant hippie chick pie wagons.” And that was before she became really nasty.

Now she is on talk shows promoting her new book Godless: the Church of Liberalism, and at first even her supporters are calling her hysterical and unhinged. On the Today show, she described the 9/11 widows,

These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis. I’ve never seen people enjoying their husbands’ death so much. These self-obsessed women seem genuinely unaware that 9-11 was an attack on our nation and acted as if the terrorist attack only happened to them. They believe the entire country was required to marinate in their exquisite personal agony. Apparently, denouncing Bush was part of the closure process.

After the initial shock of her words, her supporters are slowly coming out to defend her, saying basically that she has the nerve to say what others fear to.

With Ann back in the news, I took a look at her […]

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