Black Hole Sun, The Great American Eclipse, The Death of Chester Bennington & The Specter of John Podesta

2169597-bigthumbnailThe infernal furies of dark planetary ritualization have been unleashed. Chester Bennington’s (theoretical) suicide on Chris Cornell’s birthday is a black mirror, the unholy release of life force, augmented through the amplification of tragedy. This is not just the sadness left behind for their respective families, but for millions of people tied into their spirits through their music.

This is how it works.

As we cord into the cult of celebrity, jacking into the star system, e-motion gets transferred, from one entity to another and it’s not always a biological transference. while this most certainly abducts our emotions, as we’ll see later on in the post, perhaps there’s also something else going on.

Chester Bennington was born on 3/20 which places him at 0 Aries. Bennington was born on the Spring Equinox, which is the birth of the astrological New Year in the northern hemisphere. There’s immense energy at this degree and Bennington was an organic point of pure will.

Chris, Christopher (Christ) Cornell was also born on the 20th (July). 20th and 20th are also a mirror, and when we get into the aspect of reflection, we’re tapping into Gemini, which we’ve covered numerous times on this site as Gemini is the target zone of duality and separation consciousness. The number 20 is also the number of the Aeon in the major arcana that is the end of one age and the beginning of another. It’s the “dawn of a new day.”

While Cornell’s death was labeled as a suicide, it’s also been suspect due to his personal investigations into child trafficking and abuse. So theoretically, we not only have twin deaths, but twin (supposed) suicides, twin twenties that translates into 22 (Number of the Master Builder). All of this is leading up to the Black Hole Sun and the “Great American Eclipse” on the 21st of August, one day after the 20th.

Chester Bennington was haunted by depression for most of his life. The father of six 20+20+20 = 60 or 6.Can we see where the depression originates in his chart?

REFLECTIONS OF THE BLACK HOLE SUN

carte.domificationBennington’s MC is at 29 Leo. The 29th degree indicates the completion of some cycle, in the life but most likely from another incarnation. With the 29th degree of Leo on the cusp of the world, Bennington was forced to perform in some ways, tied to some performance unfinished, driven towards completion on the stage of life. His 10th House is dominated by Virgo, a sign far that is less outgoing than Leo. Virgo turns away from the world. There’s a fundamental disconnect at the apex of his chart.

When looking for indicators of depression in the chart, Saturn can reveal where the depressive tendencies show up in a chart, especially in square to either the Moon or Mercury, but also in very close conjunctions with planets as well. While Bennington’s Saturn isn’t in direct conflict the Moon or Mercury, there’s a hidden aspect, the Yod aka “The Finger of God” Saturn is inconjunct with Bennington’s Moon/Neptune in the First House. Transiting Mars in Cancer has been on Bennington’s natal Saturn over the past week, triggering the indefinable stress of the inconjunct.

Mars has been there before in Bennington’s chart, and when it would cross that point, I would bet worthless federal reserve notes, that when Mars would cross that point, his depression would be heightened and triggered by the affliction of Mars in Cancer.

Another interesting note is that Bennington’s Saturn was conjunct Cornell’s Sun in Cancer (26/28 degrees). Cornell’s death would also trigger the Saturn inconjunct. They had a very deep, karmic connection. Likely, this all started when the Full Moon in Capricorn opposed his Mars in Cancer at 1 degree. Ironically, I share the same Mars aspect with Bennington in the 8th House, separated by 1 degree. There’s a lot more to this twin tragedy, but clearly, the dark energies of the Great American Eclipse, the Black Hole Sun, are coalescing, rising to greet Donald Trump’s ascendant on the 21st of August, the dying rays of the Sun King.A cursory look at Bennington’s past reveals some eyebrow raising details. Bennington was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. His father was a detective that worked on child abuse cases. Bennington talked about being abused from 7 to 13. This was from an “older” male friend. According to Bennington he didn’t want to reveal the details due to the fact that people would think he was gay or lying. Like most people, he sought refuge and escape in a myriad of substances. With Neptune/Moon in the 1st House, Bennington would be drawn towards personal modes of either drowning or transcending the self and the emotions connected to the self. Squaring Mercury in Pisces, Bennington was covering up something, and Mercury, along with Venus and Black Moon Lilith are all in his natal 4th House (home/emotional values). Pisces is one of the most difficult energies to manage in 4th House. Issues ranging from lack of boundaries, to drug and alcohol abuse, to martyrdom and mania ferment in the 4th. Another aspect for children who have Pisces on the 4th House cusp is that they alternate between playing the role of the savior and the scapegoat. With the square Neptune/Moon square to Mercury in the 4th, Bennington, while admirably candid was likely covering up for someone and something else.

In the aftermath of his death, an investigation for murder has ensued. This is no longer under the suicide headline.

Who might have been the “older” friend that Bennington was referring to and how does it relate to not only his death, but Cornell’s as well.

The rumor has it that Cornell had come into contact with a black book, a book with names on it that were directly connected to child abuse and trafficking. Cornell supposedly knew many of the names on the list. His foundation was dedicated to helping abused children. On the high strange meter, a connection to Bennington and the notorious John Podesta have emerged.

7Mxh2PIt’s rumored that Bennington is John Podesta’s bastard son. As strange as this may seem, clearly, there is some physical resemblance. Historically, elite men like to have children with women outside of their circle so that they can come back later in their lives and literally farm them if they show any promise. This goes all the way back to the Nephilim having children with the daughters of the Earth. In so doing, they reinvest themselves in an ancient mythology of gods walking amongst us. Rumors have long persisted that Bill Clinton was Winthrop Rockefellers son and not many people in Arkansas would challenge you if it were brought up. The film, “The Devil’s Advocate” with Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino uses the life of Clinton as a cipher, but also details the process of elite insemination.

Details on Podesta’s chart are difficult to come by as one might imagine, so in order to cast a chart, we have to rectify his time. I chose 8:55 PM for 1/8/49 in Chicago, Illinois. The reason I chose 8:55PM is that Pluto in Leo is in the 12th House (for obvious reasons). But also a look at Podesta reveals the craggy visage that can be associated with Saturn on the ascendant and in this case, it is in Virgo. Also, looking for clues around “unusual” relationships with children, we see both Mars and Mercury in Aquarius in the 5th House, the house of children. The inconjunct with Saturn in Virgo at the end of the 12th indicates a hidden connection/relationship between Venus/Mercury (dominating and communicating through radical Aquarius) and Saturn (hierarchies). Virgo is innocence and purity. Aquarius is rebellious and overturns established orders. There’s an invisible trail between these two aspects.

But is there anyway that a chart can determine paternity?

In the natal chart, if a person has Saturn in the 10th, it’s often a sign of the absent father or a father that places such incredibly high standards on the individual. It can also indicate a rise in the eye of the public and then a precipitous fall.

With the absent father theme in mind, John Podesta’s Saturn in Virgo is in Bennington’s 10th House. We’ve already seen Bennington’s own Saturn in Cancer, in the 8th House, which is where Pennington’s Saturn is. Here is what Liz Greene says about Saturn in the 8th; “This placement may signify the death of the father, or he is emotionally cold and rejecting. Furthermore, the environment in which the individual lives may show sexual problems between the parents. In the worst case, beatings and assault can occur which leave deeper emotional scars than any other Saturn placement. The father may also be possessive and domineering, and his early death may teach the child the painful lesson of letting go.”

So we have Podesta’s Saturn in Bennington’s 10th and Saturn in his 8th. These are especially troubling aspects surrounding the father. Is it enough to indict Podesta as a missing father? Not likely, but given some strong physical mirroring, and the fact that Bennington has a strange past associated with abuse, including a father that was a detective who worked in child abuse, we’re in the grey area of symbolic speculation where there’s enough ciphers to not deny it in an outright dismissal. Just 28 days to the black hole sun. John Podesta’s rectified chart below.

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Spiritual Entropy, Neptune, The Goode Story Gone Bad & The Fall Of James Ray

2f039fe72f7da38fa25a501a3eeece58-1As I’ve been getting used to my new, astrological flatmate, Neptune, leasing out a room in my 4th House for the next two-and-a-half years, I’ve been meditating on the topic of the fall, personal and collective fall. What goes up, must come down or in the second law of thermodynamics which states that; The total entropy of an isolated system can only increase over time. It can remain constant in ideal cases where the system is in a steady state (equilibrium) or undergoing a reversible process. Eventually, all things come to a collapse, some sooner than later.

I’m meditating on this concept due to trans-Neptune’s opposition to my MC. I’m courting my vulnerability, the places where I’m not only not strong, but even atrophied. Not an easy position to assume at the mid-point of my life. I think that the best literary example of this is King Lear.

Lear is the proud ruler who suffers a fall from grace by pitting his daughters against one another, and descends into madness as a result. The final scenes of Lear find him deliriously roaming the wastelands in a blind quest for nothing with the court fool. This is the hard gravitational force of spiritual entropy. Everything has been taking from him, mostly due to his hubris. Even the fool ranks higher since the fool had nothing to lose and has courted oblivion his entire life. Even he has greater standing than the tragic Lear.

As controversy swirls around Corey Goode, David Wilcock and the Blue Avian opera, we can this process of the fall slowly unfold before us, as Goode rose to meteoric heights with his dazzling tales of secret space programs, other worlds, orbs and Blue Avians. Wilcock was Lewis playing to Goode’s Clark as they unwound stories that were straight out of 1950’s comic books like Amazing Tales. Goode received awards and a long stay at Gaia, which is no easy feat, considering that I was there and know the tenuous nature of their contracts and agreements. They have long term plans for Corey.

David Wilcock and Corey Goode June 28th OYM Radio Transcript and NotesBut his ascent as whistle blower with a jet pack was interrupted when Bill Ryan posted an interview where he claimed that Goode was delusional and that his fantastic story was part marketing, part fairy tale and part assemblage of similar accounts. Then it went next level. Randy Maugans turned on the high beams and the disclosure of disclosure heated up. Then it became a nasty scrum with the likes of Dark Journalist (Daniel Liszt), Alfred Webre and Stephen Greer piling on (the latter two with their own skeletons rattling around their closets). The only thing sustaining Goode/Wilcock is the unwavering support of their network as their franchise investments. That’s been the case for years with David as prediction after prediction failed to come to fruition as the dark cabal often spoken of in sober, yet prophetic terms, seems to still be in power.

Wilcock is about as untouchable as Hilary Clinton.

The second law of thermo dynamics didn’t take into account money, power and influence as an air pocket of sustainability

Maybe due to the fact that Wilcock is a Pisces and he can bob up and down like a raft adrift in Neptune’s roiling seas.

Over the weekend as I meditated on this notion of the fall, I was riveted by a documentary on James Arthur Ray, the self-help guru who was on the cusp of joining the ranks of Robbins, Toll, and Chopra as a modern magus for the masses. With his appearance in The Secret and a cozy spot on Oprah’s couch, Ray was reaching the refined ethers of the big time and then tragedy struck. On the weekend of 10/11/09 in Sedona, Ray was leading his spiritual warrior workshop and the apex of the weekend was the sweat lodge event.

In a sweltering, low-ceilinged-dome, covered in toxic plastics, three people would eventually die from heat and blood poisoning. James Ray would be their agent of death, ingloriously shepherding them into the afterlife. What ensued would be the fall of James Ray. From Oprah’s couch to prison. Ray spent two years in prison for the wrongful deaths of the three participants who never made it out of that death lodge.

The documentary chronicles Ray’s fall and subsequent return to the motivational circuit. I wanted to look at his chart to see if there were markers along the way and from the celestial perspective, who is James Ray?

EVANGELICAL STELLIUM

astro_w2gw_96_james_ray.63253.16458There’s no known chart for Ray, but we do know where and what day he was born on (Honolulu, 11/22/57). If you’re keeping score at home, Ray’s life path is a 55 or a 1. It’s fairly uncommon and potently high vibrational. There’s a huge amount of glamour associated with the master numbers (11, 22, 33, 44, 55) but being able to handle, hold and ground the energy isn’t easy. Sometimes the high vibrations and a calling are as much a curse as a blessing. I rectified Ray’s chart by looking at his prison time an where it would align with his 12th House. This turned out to be a 6AM chart, which would put his 12th House at 23 Libra. Ray would begin his jail time on 11/17/11. He would celebrate his 11/22/11 birthday in a cell. What should have been a career/lifetime portal for Ray was a deep. spiritual lock down.

Transiting Saturn in Libra and subsequently Scorpio would mark Ray’s jail time and line him up with his Saturn return and the act of resurrecting himself. Witnessing this in the video is alternately strangely inspiring and disgusting. America loves a comeback story but James Ray will test how much we will forgive and forget. We watch Ray work with his trainer to get back in shape, we see the transformation process at work. He emerges from prison with long hair and a startling humility. As the doc progresses, his hair gets shorter, clipped to the point of his pre-prison persona. He’s teaching his Harmonic Wealth material, while staving off his critics who do not feel that he has the right to play guru again. Seeing him work a potential client on an up-sell. one wonders if he’s learned anything at all as he slickly moves into the scaly old skin of preacher/promoter. Speaking of preacher . . .

James Ray’s father was a fire and brimstone, healing hands preacher in Tulsa, Oklahoma where Ray spent the very awkward years of his youth. Saturn as the father plays a significant role in his chart, conjuncting Mercury and the Moon. Ray was born under the zeal of the Sag New Moon. The Moon/Saturn conjunction isn’t warm and fuzzy. Emotions tend to be hard at times, even dispatched like executive orders. When Kirby Brown, one of the people who died was in distress, Ray was told of her condition. Here’s where his Moon/Saturn conjunction kicked in. Ray said that she had done it before and assured that she would get through it. What doesn’t kill us make us stronger, but sometimes, it just kills us. The makeshift sweat lodge would become Brown’s sarcophagus.

Ray’s potent stellium in Sag is charismatic, particularly in the 1st House of the rectified chart. Trine Uranus in the 9th House (unconventional beliefs) he get’s the Aquarian torque, the which helps in re-packaging older practices and belief systems (Sag and especially Saturn) with something new (Uranus). His Mercury/Uranus trine adds originality and a touch of genius. From the 9th to the 1st House is the reception of transmissions from a higher source where they are embodied and shared on a personal level. But while he has Sag in spades. he also has three planets in Scorpio (TN, Mars and Neptune with the latter being conjunct by six degrees). Ray is here to learn about magic, power and responsibility) in this lifetime. Mars in Pluto is potent, but it’s potency is somewhat diffused conjunct Neptune. It’s less rooted in eroticism and manifests in fantasy, mesmerism and spell casting. James Ray has warlock energy and in this chart it’s hidden in the 12th. Those Scorp aspects also square Uranus and that’s energy of, well, sudden death. People see and get Sag the Teacher, but behind the scenes, he’s working darker channels and it comes through the Scorpio ascendent. Part of Ray’s lesson in this lifetime is the battle between light and dark, the competing powers of heaven and hell.

DEATH IN THE 10TH HOUSE

banner-4802aWith the advent of modern astrology, the old, fated symbolic interpretations gave way to more, evolutionary ways of astrological language. As modern psychology merged with astrology, Pluto went from grim reaper to shadow and death became transformation. But sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar and Pluto is Pluto. In the case of Ray’s chart, Pluto in the 10th House can be a harbinger of death and not just the death of there three people who passed away over six-years-ago, but the death of James Ray’s career and now, apparently it’s resurrection. what’s striking about the documentary is any lack of friends or long term relationships. There are no life long friends, lovers, or ex-wives. Just his brother, mother and father. One gets the sense that Ray’s most intimate connections are with the people that serve him, his assistants and the people he serves aka his clients. The isolated quality of relationships could be chalked up to his craggy Capricorn Venus, which also speaks to professional, not necessarily personal relationships–square Jupiter in Libra it hints at exploitation and potentially manipulation. In quintile with Neptune, there’s also a sense that his relationships are also about some form of spiritual service and connection, perhaps with his clients. As an astrologer, counselor and guide, I get this (just look at my 11th House), but in Ray’s case, it’s striking.

While he seems quite at home with his lone ranger status, he’s certainly not adverse to making new connections which can serve him. When he was interviewed by Piers Morgan, then with CNN, on the heels of the sit down, Morgan’s manager and publicist took Ray on as a client and still manages him to this day.

Saturn’s been moving across Ray’s Sun/Moon/Mercury/Saturn for the past three years and he’s had to deal with the karmic repercussions of his past actions while clearing out the past-thirty years of learned and patterned response. Unlike King Lear who suffered from his ignominious fall, Ray’s descent was braced by a prison cot and not the aimless wanderings of a blind-old-man.

Taking on a role where lives are influenced by thoughts, words and actions is one of the trickiest there is. The inherent dangers are out there for anyone with eyes to see. From corrupt gurus, to pedophilic priests, to self-help titans trying to stay one-step-ahead of their competition, the casualties either get wise or succumb to even deeper traumas than the ones they were trying escape from.

With Neptune on the MC of the US chart, this is part of our collective story of faith, fall and redemption. The truth is, no man or woman can fully lead us to our spiritual dwelling place, which is conscious union with God, outside the dream of separation. They made add fuel to our journey, help right the ship, but the final steps on that path is ours and ours alone.

Venus Goes Into Gemini — Learn More About Your Relationships

Voila_Capture329Venus has just entered curious Gemini and it’s a great time to learn more about the most important, one-on-one relationships in your life. Whether you’re in a LTR or just breaking the waves with someone new, comparing planets and signs between two lives and charts is not only informative, it’s essential. There are two types of charts/readings that are the most commonly used.

SYNASTRY

Synastry is when two charts are superimposed with one another. It allows us to understand how two individuals operate together inside of a relationship. It accounts for the expression of each person in the relationship, where the potential is, where the challenge is and how it can be worked out. By honoring both people and the interrelated points of connection, couples can see themselves and the relationship as a whole.

MIDPOINT COMPOSITE

The difference between the Synastry method of looking at two people in relationship and the Mid-Point composite is like looking at the separate ingredients of soup, then tasting and taking in the whole soup. The Midpoint Composite chart takes the midpoints between each planet and the ascendant in two charts, and determines s a shared planet/sign/degree/house/ascendant for both people. What emerges is a composite of both people and charts creates an image of the couple as one entity. While the Synastry chart shows both people in their respective strengths and weaknesses, the Midpoint Composite chart unleashes the power as a couple– the couple as a whole entity.

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The Esoteric Roots of July 4th, Sirius the Guiding Star of America, Baphomet as Uncle Sam & The Great American Eclipse

washingtonI was born into believing in America. I can’t quite quantify this, because we never spoke of how great the United States was around our small kitchen table, in our two-bedroom apartment on Santa Ynez in San Bruno. My mother never attended DAR meetings (though she is one). My grandparents never spoke of the good old days, because quite frankly, they weren’t. So I can’t really geo-locate this sense of connection I had to this country from the age of six, on.

I lived just south of the Summer of Love in 1967, when we were drenched in good vibrations and the programmed rise of the counter culture was everywhere, from the inverted rune, Algiz, which became the symbol of peace (surrender and death, reversed), to the incessant soundtrack of the soft revolution, and psychedelic groovey. While the Monkees peddled this version of the world on Saturday mornings, at night, we were bombarded by images of the Vietnam War, reporters imbedded within shelling distance of the front lines. It was a grim juxtaposition of the absurd. But somehow, I identified with America through a state of osmosis like grafting and transference.

In the 1980’s, The infamous KGB defector, Yuri Bezmenov broke the silence on Russia’s tactics to overthrow the west with the key pillar of it all being “demoralization.”

This demoralization process accelerated during the 1970’s as I came of age. Nixon succumbed to Watergate, illegal recordings and lying about them. Watergate and Nixon’s obsession with his enemies seems like a grade school offence based on what’s occurred, post-9/11. But it was deeply demoralizing to a thirteen-year-old to witness the fall of a president.

In Munich, during the summer of 1972, the American Olympic team would suffer defeats like no other Olympics that preceded it. In the heart of where the Bavarian Illuminati was founded in 1776. The men’s basketball team lost under bizarre circumstances to the Russian men’s team, where the officiating was so corrupt, that the US men never accepted their silver medal. It was the first time that Russia had ever accumulated more gold medals than the US. Russia’s proxy, East Germany finished third that year, behind the efforts of their women’s swim team that were juiced on anabolic steroids to the point where they could pass for men.

This went on and on throughout the 70’s, culminating with the abduction of the hostages in Tehran, highlighting Jimmy Carter’s ineptitude and ultimately impotence in dealing with a situation that was a trap for him, contributed to his demise and loss to Reagan. Reagan was going to make America great again, but for me, it was too late. I was gone, done. It wasn’t this world anymore for me, but the one that lay just beyond the senses that was my quest, my holy grail. America/The US or any other government was irrelevant to me. The universe, the esoteric secrets of the Great Central Sun, was my new country, a place where no outside forces could sully my sacred space.

Looking back on that time, which was vitally important to me, I can see that I had abandoned this world and perhaps even more importantly, this country, in favor of something greater, if intangible, which could never be taken from me. Years later, I return to the notion of what it is to be an American, which is becoming increasingly more difficult to define and discern, with each passing day. The same sort of demoralization that occurred during the 70’s has not abated and perhaps has even accelerated. Just look around at the fractious state we live in.

Where are we as a country? And more importantly, where are we headed? Over the course of the next couple of paragraphs, we’ll look at the US chart, always Sibly, and glimpse into where all of this is going. I’ll also look at the chart for 8/21, the Great American Eclipse and how it will play out in the chart of Donald J. Trump.

astro_2gw_118_united_states.11143.53252As I’ve been going over the US chart over the past few days, what really jumped out at me is Neptune in Virgo on the MC or mid-heaven. I talked about this aspect on my radio show the other day and how it has become a beacon of hope and a gateway to hypocrisy, the unobtainable standard by which we are all judged to some degree or another. Virgo is synonymous with purity and perfection, and Neptune, the ruler of it’s opposite sign, Pisces, brings promise and hope but also deception. Let’s use a fairly current example of this and take the Clinton Foundation and their quest to bring health and healing (Virgo) to a place like Haiti after the quake and what do they drop into there, but none other than stealing kids, organs and money. While the Clinton Foundation almost operates as a NGO, it’s roots are clearly American, where it’s non-profit status is held. There are countless more examples from the Red Cross ripping off Thailand after a flood, to any number of efforts to “spread democracy.” These are all under the illusory efforts of Neptune in Virgo.

Closer to home, it reflects both the false morality of being upright and good standing, the moral virtue born out of the Victorian era, infused with Calvinist doctrinaire and the Virgoan work ethic that would lead one not just straight to the mid-heaven, but heaven itself.

All of that is being challenged by Saturn’s transit through Sag, as Saturn cleaves away at illusion in the service of some greater truth and while it’s fascinating to see the media finally taking a long deserved hit, are we merely salivating over the lowest hanging fruit, cheering on every mis-step by Jeff Zucker, Jeff Bezos and Arthur Sulzberger? Opposite the US Mars in Gemini, which is a cypher for the trivial and short attention spans, Saturn should be challenging all of our assumptions in this area. Taking down CNN isn’t enough. Catching Mika in a gotcha moment isn’t enough. Even from the perspective of the left, finding yet another chink in Trump’s armor merely distracts us from other, more pressing issues and perhaps even deeper realizations of what’s going on around the planet and how it impacts us.

Recently, I’ve been re-engaging in Agenda 21/2030 as the social creep under our very eyes, being rolled out as we scratch and claw each other. The US IC, opposite the MC is in Pisces, and while the IC and the 4th House have to do with emotional structures in our lives, those structures are the ones that we have lived in and currently occupy. While Neptune in Pisces is currently at 14 degrees and a long ways off of 25 Pisces, it’s a foreboding aspect to some degree and yet has kernels of hope in it as well. Are the planned megacities going to be our green prisons, providing us with universal living wages, job shares and craft beverages with little effort in attainment? Or will it augur a time when there are people living and bonding together outside of the mainstream in order to inhabit their ideal communities based on religious/spiritual impulses, or simply represent the need to exist outside of a system? We’ll find out more about this as it relates to the US in the years to come, but unless we can re-affix our gaze to something more eternal and less ephemeral, we’ll simply bounce like pinballs between the bumpers and gates of attention.

FOUNDED ON FALSE FLAGS & MASONS

The country itself was founded on a series of false flags. The Indians in Boston harbor weren’t Indians. Sam Adams and his crew put on the war paint and dumped the tea into the bay. The Boston Massacre was another false flag used to rally the colonists who were on the fence with this whole idea of revolution. As many of my readers know, most of the founding fathers were Freemasons, and the US was built on the ideal of the New Atlantis, being acolytes of Francis Bacon. But it was this fraternal network given over to some eternal ideal, a pax utopia, that was the spiritual intent. Now there some who believe that Adam Weishaupt, who was on the run from Bavarian authorities managed to escape to the United States and as an agent of the Rothschilds, managed to infiltrate the congressional congress and re-shape Freemasonry with Kabbalistic magic. But what was really going on at the time?

General George Cornwallis, the English commander who surrendered to Washington’s army, has this rather obscure, yet prescient quote; “Your churches will be used to teach the Jew’s religion and in less than two hundred years, the whole nation will be working for divine world government. That government that they believe to be divine will be the British Empire. All religions will be permeated with Judaism without even being noticed by the masses, and they will all be under the invisible all-seeing eye of the Grand Architect of Freemasonry.” —-General George Cornwallis 1781

Taking a step back, Cornwallis’s tout seems potently prophetic.

Was the US created to become the centerpiece of a world government? Again, we can look at Neptune on the MC, which governs the affairs of the world on the mid-heaven and one could make a case that it does represent flux and mutability at the highest point in the chart, but the 10th House is dominated by the presence of Saturn in Libra. Neptune/Saturn are part of a larger process, where Neptune dissolves and melts under the heat of scrutiny and the impossible moral compact, and Saturn is anything but fluid, in Libra. It’s exalted and it’s overall energy/intent lies in the codification of fairness, balance, and justice for all. Theoretically, it is supposed to be the safeguard against things like corporate dominance and the far reach of the government into our lives and while it’s certainly not perfect, without Saturn in this position, along with the various checks and balances, I doubt the republic could have lasted 100 years, let alone 200, but with the squares to Mercury/Sun/Jupiter/Venus, it’s weathered and faded over time. During the cardinal squares between 2009/2013, it took a beating as personal rights and privacy were traded in for more, so-called security.

As I type, transiting Jupiter conjuncts natal US Saturn. Technically speaking, this should be a time of reward, as Jupiter expands the normally restrictive bands of Saturn, unlocking and releasing the potential stored up for the last twelve years, Jupiter’s cycle. In a perfect world, this would be justice for all, a renewed sense of checks and balances and an armistice for the extreme tension that’s been building since last summer, when Trump and Clinton spit bile and venom at each other in a way we’ve never seen before. This Jupiter transit would begin to right some wrongs, bring those that need to answer the call of justice before the rest of us, but unless something out of the blue occurs, like John Podesta getting caught with a six-year-old in a parked car by the Washington monument, it doesn’t appear that we’ll be served justice for all, marinated and grilled.

Jupiter then takes on its secondary, function which is to swell and expand, whatever planet it conjuncts. So in essence, instead of dispatching justice, it expands the lack thereof, makes us more aware of the disparity.

Jupiter in Libra has not lived up to it’s potential for art, peace and improved relations between the sexes. If anything, it’s blown up perceived inequality and clashes between the left and the right, Antifa vs the AltRight, curbing hate speech vs free speech. That’s been the arc of the astro-narrative so far. The reconciliation of opposites has not been a part of the script. Will it change once it passes it’s mid-point and the US Saturn in Libra? I don’t see world peace on the horizon at any time soon, let alone in the next in the next four months before Jupiter leaves Libra and moves into Scorpio.

ENTER THE DOG DAYS

tracing board tarotThe first week of July usually signifies the beginning of the Dog Days aka the Heliacal rising of Sirius, the Dog Star. Here, the US chart at the time of the of the signing (again, based on the Sibly chart) we can see that the US is connected to Sirius at 11 degrees Cancer, in conjunction of the US Sun in Cancer at 13 degrees. Sirius plays a significant role in Freemasonic cosmology. From Masonic-lodge-of-education.com, here’s the official description of one of Sirius’s attributes. Also known as the “Blazing Star” it relates directly to the creator;
“The Creator: The Freemasons on the Continent of Europe, speaking of the symbol, say: “It is no matter whether the figure of which the Masonic Blazing Star forms the center be a square, triangle, or circle, it still represents the sacred name of God, as an universal spirit who enlivens our hearts, who purifies our reason, who increases our knowledge, and who makes us wiser and better men.”
Since roughly half of the founding father’s were Masons, the conjunction of the Sun with the “Blazing Star” would be of utmost importance to the setting of the chart for the country as it would be linked not just to Sirius, but through it’s cosmological relationship, to Freemasonry itself.

While it hasn’t been completely proven, Sirius has been linked to our very own solar system and the binary twin of our own Sun, not just the cosmic twin of Sirius A. Now we’re in the discussion of duality, Gemini, twins and the creation myths associated with them, including the Dogon and their creator God, Nommo, from Sirius B.

In ancient Egypt, the Nile would flood during the Heliacal rising of Sirius, usually around August 15th and a veritable oasis would rise out of the dessert. As a result, both Sirius A and B were depicted as worlds that were aqueous and filled with vegetation. In a dessert land, the imagery of such worlds would be a manifestation of heaven. Over time, it became associated as an actual location for heaven itself. At 11 degrees Cancer it overlooks the Cancerian Sun, by two degrees, like an angel of sorts. As a result, America’s independence is also a celebration of the arrival of Sirius.

UNCLE SAM AS BAPHOMET

maxresdefaultOn the other side of Cancer, we have Capricorn, the goat. Baphomet is the goat god that is a dark manifestation of Capricorn, and beyond it’s astrological meaning, Baphomet is also a chief deity in Freemasonry, unearthed by the Templars in the Temple of Solomon, which became associated with their rise to power and subsequent fall. The occulting of America wouldn’t be complete without finding a persona for Baphomet to incarnate as “Uncle Sam.” Now Uncle Sam was supposedly modeled after Samuel Wilson, a craggy meat packer that delivered meat to the revolutionary army.

Uncle Sam made his official appearance in 1917, and was illustrated by James Montgomery Flagg. Uncle Sam was created as call to serve in WWI. Flagg had also illustrated Columbia, employed as another archetype in service of propaganda, and while Flagg is not listed as a Freemason, his art is on display in a Scottish rites exhibition. He is also mentioned in a Freemasonic publication, The American Tyler-keystone. Flagg was an extremely successful illustrator during his time and painted sitting portraits for Mark Twain and Jack Dempsey, both of whom were Freemasons. While Flagg was not a Mason, he was clearly connected to the order during his life.

THE GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE

I’ll be writing more about this as we approach August 21st, the day of the “Great American Eclipse.” The last time there was a total solar eclipse in the US was on 2/26/79 as it passed through the Pacific Northwest. While nothing dramatic happened directly to the country during that time, a little over a month later, the Shah of Iran was deposed and the Ayatollah would be inserted as the religious figurehead of Iran. The Iranian hostage crisis would ensue and Jimmy Carter would lose control of the presidency a year later in the election against Ronald Reagan.

This year, the eclipse will move across the entire country and not just a slice. The most dramatic aspect of the eclipse is that it will conjunct Donald Trump’s ascendant. This represents a dramatic impact on his chart and quite possibly the nation itself. We can postulate any number of possibilities, from impeachment, to death, to war being lead by Trump. If I had to take an informed guess, I would say “heart attack.” We’ll uncover more in the days ahead.

As we celebrate our independence from the crown, it’s pretty clear that the job itself isn’t finished, and that ultimately we’re still engaged in the act of establishing our freedoms, which have been in deep erosion during the slumber of our complacency.