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Bad cop. Good cop.
So the smoke is starting to clear and Obama’s transition team has assembled. While I will stay away from editorializing too much on the likes of Penny Prtizker, Eric Schmidt and Robert Rubin, it’s clear that Obama is assembling more of a board of directors than a team grounded in democracy and statesmanship. This is all in alignment with the coming conjunction of Pluto in Capricorn. Government is passe. It’s all about the corporatocracy baby. But the one appointment that really stands out is Obama’s pick for Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel.
Emmanuel is one of the first popular figures whose chart that I have looked at, that shares some similarities with mine (I’m just a little spooked about this detail). Emmanuel was born in Israel on 11/29/59 and like Tzipi Livni, who is in a cage match against Benjamin Netanyahu for the top seat in Knesset, his parents were also members of The Irgun Gang, a group that supplied the early muscle for carving out the return to what was once known as Palestine. Irgun were known for their bloody tactics when it came to dealing with The British and The Palestinians including the 1946 bombing of The King David Hotel. While Livni (Cancer) seems to have taken a dovish and more moderate approach to the Palestinian issue, Emmanuel (Sag) is the personification of a hawk. It was no coincidence that Emmanuel was named COS just prior to Obama’s appearance before AIPAC late last week. If we have learned anything about the political process in post-millenial America, its that AIPAC and JINSA are near the center of influence when it comes to foreign and even domestic policy. Rahm Emmanuel seems poised to be the link between Obama and AIPAC. Raised by Irgun parents, served in the Israeli Army, worked under the notoriously corrupt Daley political machine, showed up with truckloads of money for Bill Clinton’s campaign, served on his cabinet, left when it appeared as though Clinton would not be as hawkish as Emmanuel would have liked, earned a cool $19 mill on Wall Street using his inside connections in his DC sabbatical and then became the muscle behind funding candidates on the Democratic side that would support a war agenda. His brother is a ballerina and apparently Rahm says “fuck” a lot.
He is positioned to be the bad cop to Biden’s good cop (what does that mean anyway?) in Obama’s new administration. This much we know about Rahm Emmanuel, the man who will sit in the nerve center of The White House, the traffic controller, a voice in Obama’s head. But what about astrologically? How does Emmanuel stack up in relation to Obama and especially Biden, the trinity of good cop, bad cop and the new chief?
I don’t have Emmanuel’s full chart, but based on the ephemeris and his 11/29/59 birth date, he is the following:
SUN IN SAG SIX DEGREES
MOON IN SCORPIO
MERCURY IN SCORPIO 25 DEGREES (RETROGRADE)
VENUS IN LIBRA 20 DEGREES
MARS IN SCORPIO 26 DEGREES
JUPITER IN SAG 11 DEGREES
SATURN IN CAPRICORN 5 DEGREES
URANUS IN LEO 21 DEGREES (RETROGRADE)
NEPTUNE IN SCORPIO 7 DEGREES
PLUTO IN VIRGO 6 DEGREES
Most of Emmanuel’s chart is located in the eastern part of his chart, from Virgo through Capricorn, with a very heavy emphasis on Sag/Scorpio. Such an intense placement in that area is usually indicative of an individual that is moving from the personal to the transpersonal, it’s the transitionary sectors heavily influenced by institutions such as law, business, banking, religion, government, psychology and medicine (surgery and pharmaceuticals). In short Emmanuel’s profile suggests that he is learning about power, not in an individual sense, but how it relates to institutions and his place within them. Read the rest of this entry »
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The many phases of Barack Obama
One of the themes that we have looked at with Barack Obama’s rise and rush to The White House is identity. I rectified his chart based on an early version that I used from Joyce Hopewell’s chart, the first I saw on Obama and her chart stated that he was a Scorpio rising, which put Neptune on his ascendant. It made sense at the time and still does, even though almost everyone uses Aquarius as his rising.
As I stated previously, the reason why I thought Hopewell’s chart was more accurate, was because of how Neptune on the ascendant manifests, which is a nebulous identity, conforming to the projections of others, conjuring an aura of mysticism, channeling inspiration. This was compelling enough for me to stick with my original take on Obama as a Scorpio rising. That hasn’t changed and has even been reinforced by his choice of Joe Biden as his running mate.
With Biden’s stellium in Scorpio, much of which would reside in Obama’s first house, it would empower Obama, add force and form to his identity and for Biden, he fits like a glove, being able to project through Obama, no doubt reveling in his newly minted role as kingmaker and power behind the throne. Its the type of relationship that would allow Biden to convince himself to play second banana, but one with influence, power and sway. Biden’s recent revelations in Seattle reveal just such a dynamic. it wasn’t Obama that said, “I (he) would be tested and that I (he) would need our help.” It was Biden, sending up the trial balloon, acting as if it was his words, just gluing Obama’s name on it for legitimacy. In fact, just a few weeks ago, he referred to the new administration as “The Biden Administration” and it wasn’t the first time. By the way, I love how Biden dropped a “yo” in his call for support in Seattle.
I’m going to explore the dynamics of Obama’s identity further, looking at how the lack of disclosure and perhaps some other rather intriguing elements reinforce the idea of Obama as a scion of Neptune. Read the rest of this entry »
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Can you feel the farce?
Well it didn’t take Joe Biden long to let the cat out of the bag did it? In case you missed it, Biden (stellium in Scorpio) basically laid out what’s going to happen once Obama becomes president (did I miss the election?). In case you didn’t catch Biden’s pre-election tell, speaking to journalists in Seattle, here is a partial transcript:
“”Mark my words, It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”
“I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate, and he’s gonna need help. And the kind of help he’s gonna need is, he’s gonna need you – not financially to help him – we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right.”
“Gird your loins.”
Ahem, I don’t know about you but my loins and everything else will be girded after reading this. As we’ve noted, Biden is a Scorpio and he’s a Sagittarius rising, with a stellium in Scorpio (Sun, Venus, Mercury and Mars). Both his Sun and Venus reside in his 12th house where he moves and shakes behind the scenes. I’ve said this before and I will say it again, the Biden we see and the Biden he stares back into the mirror each day, are two different Bidens. Read the rest of this entry »
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Who needs those pesky pay stubs?
Well after yesterdays post, some of you might be scratching your heads and saying to yourself, “What the hell is this guy talking about?” Soooooo, in order to cure your curiosity somewhat, I’m going to continue to plumb the depths of Capricorn ascending towards Pluto and why this is relevant and vital to understanding what type of transformation we are in the midst of.
If you haven’t already noticed, The US isn’t the only country that’s in deep sheep dip. As these things almost always do, they reveal themselves on a meta-level. The first country to be on the brink of bankruptcy is “Iceland.” Yes, “it’s just the tip of the iceberg” literally and metaphorically. England, Spain, Italy and Germany are scrambling to cover their own cash shortfalls, since their fall back currency is the dollar, which China’s newly minted class of billionaires have lost 1/3 of their wealth and stories are starting to appear of financiers killing themselves and their families, no doubt aware of the fact that they are ruined and they are more concerned with saving face than facing the music. These are troubling times. But it’s important to note that this is not simply endemic to The US, we are facing a crisis of global proportion unlike any of which we have ever witnessed. Read the rest of this entry »
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GHOST DANCERS TAKE CENTER STAGE
Before I launch into the next diatribe, let’s just say that Mercury Retrograde decided to play editor on the first version of this post, employing a digital gremlin to hang Safari for an eternity and thus force me to force quit and toast my last post. So I will simply surrender to the fact that it wasn’t right and affirm that this next version will be better. Yeah, right. I was going to look at the economy again–someone’s got to do it and my entire post got wiped out. I’ll stare it down again, but something else has come up that I think is quite interesting.
Since I posted my entry about Sarah Palin aka “Anti-Mater” aka “Kali Ma-Ma” she’s quickly escalated the discussion and debate on many levels. First off, she went off road and announced to McCain and the rest of the world in disbelief, that she had not been told that they were shutting down the effort in Michigan, and that “she and Todd could go there and talk directly to those auto-workers.” This is exactly what I was referring to as it relates to her anti-matter like state. With all of that Aquarius in her chart, it can be guided, but it can’t be contained. The second major event was Palin’s visit to Carson, where she brought the Obama/William Ayers relationship to light. While I think her “can do it attitude” regarding her Michigan mission was an audible that she called, I am not sure the Carson broadside was, but with Palin and the Aqurian/Aryan (Ayerian?) power combo, one can’t be really all that sure.
What I find interesting in this light is the current Saturn/Uranus opposition, now currently taking place and getting revved up for election night. Saturn in Virgo is conservative to the core and McCain’s natal Sun is in Virgo. Saturn is no doubt aspecting his Virgoan identity, highlighting his ahem, maturity, and it’s being opposed by Palin’s ruling planet, Uranus, which I believe is transiting her 12th house adding to her volatility and instability. The opposition between Palin and McCain, both literally and figuratively will widen as election night gets closer and closer. Despite the awkwardness and the corny colloquiallisms of Sarah Palin and the intense scrutiny the media is putting on her, she is, for lack of a better word, unflappable and is anchoring the McCain push, both intentionallly and unintentionally.
Her calling out Ayers relationship to Obama is interesting to say the least, as it too also reflects her Uranus transit in the 12th house, as Ayers in an earlier incarnation, was a Weatherman, and not the type that tells you if you need to pack an umberella when you leave the house. The Weather Underground were a group of radicals that were into damaging government property with explosives, out of the way places like The Pentagon. They were very clear that they didn’t want to hurt anyone, just blow things up. So the refresher course for Uranus/Aquarius is explosive, radical, revolutionary energy, and the 12th house is secrets, hidden enemies, intrigue, and the wellspring of the collective unconscious. As Uranus transits Palin’s 12th house, it acts as a catalyst for resurrercting radical energies from the oceans of history and our own past, as in The US Chart, Uranus is transiting The US 4th house, home, the astrological cradle of the chart and Virgo in Saturn, in the 10th house of governance, big business, ruled by Capricorn, karma and time is pulling on that radical, Uranian, energy that is now in the house of the home. The Ayers/Obama accusations, especially in light of Mercury Retrograde is extracting and re-assembling our collective past before our very eyes and now, Obama is also time travelling, referencing McCain’s involvement in The Keating Five> scandal. I had actually predicted these types of revelations and resurrections for the first debate, but it looks like it’s taken Mercury Retrograde some time to kick in.
All of this is critical, not only to the process of each candidate being thoroughly vetted, but it also helps us collectively re-visit crucial events and periods in our history, much like a soul retrieval on a grand scale. While Obama, McCain and Palin catapult the past forward, we get to re-assemble the meaning of it all.
I really want to get back into the economy again, very soon, but there are other elements emerging around Obama and his identity that I am working with and trying to find the astrological through line.
Hold on boys and girls, this is getting really good.
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There is a lot to cover, so I am going to break it all down into two separate entries, the first, being this one which will look at the impact of Sarah Palin on The American Psyche and developments regarding the Obama birth certificate issue. In the following entry, we’ll stare down The Melting Economy, yet again. But first, Sarah Palin aka, “Anti-Mater.”
Has there been anyone in recent memory that has cut into the flesh and spirit of the body politique with as jagged an edge as Sarah Palin? She is tearing into the tattered remains of our collective wholeness with slash after bloody slash.
Earlier in this series, I talked about how Palin, with her intense concentration of Aquarian planets, spiced up with Venus and Jupiter in Aries, would either be a maverick or the ideal ideologue, signed off, body, mind and spirit on a directed agenda, and thoroughly believe it. She’s a lot of both and she’s doing a terrific job on ripping the populace further apart. My question surrounding her, is, is this intentional? Is she just the latest in a vast arsenal of socially programmable bots that morph into grand memes before our very eyes?
Like anti-matter itself, she is powerful and unstable, being channelled to parrott talking points like an automoton when she cannot answer a question directly and then stare into the heart of “Joe and Joanie Sixpack” and feel their pain with enough authenticity to make the connection seem very real, much in the same way that Reagan did. As she does this, she overshadows Obama and his own issues regarding ethics and identity (we’ll get to that shortly). But like anti-matter, capable of immense power, it can also be charged with the ability to go off at any moment and this is the essence of Palin. Joe Lieberman, whom I am convinced is running The McCain/Palin ticket behind the scenes with his Neocon entourage is sitting on a powder keg with Palin and as long as she is controverisial and divisive when it comes to the continued mastication of the American identity, all the better. But if “The Anti-Mater” goes off in the wrong direction, look out. Read the rest of this entry »
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Well it was at least more entertaining than the Obama/McCain snorefest. Biden with tranisting Venus in Scorpio just beginning to touch his stellium in Scorpio, seemed in command and well versed in the issues, this is par for the course with him as Scorpios are deep planners and Biden has no doubt had this date circled on his calendar since Palin joined the McCain ticket. The Scorpio Moon didn’t cause him too much unease and in fact allowed him to tap into feelings of grief when he recounted the story of his wife’s death and sons ensuing physical challenges as a result of their tragic car wreck. The transiting Scorpio Moon humanized Biden for a few, key moments.
While Biden was the picture of Scorpionic control, Palin was all over the map, channeling the spirit of Reagan, while adding a new twist of folksie, homespun homilies, invoking the memes of “The Soccer Mom” and “Joe Sixpack.” Much to the consternation of The Left, this is where she is the most effective, connecting with the populace, in ways that Biden, Obama and even McCain fail to do. She’s America’s cheerleader and that spirit was on full display tonight, in all of it’s eccentric, down home strangeness. But then, she would go completely off road when Gwen Ifill would ask her certain questions, like the one on same-sex marriage. It’s clear that this is where the pool drops off into the deep end for Palin and instead of having her own, individual take, she resorts to grabbing ahold of the talking point life vest to keep from going under. Remember, Sarah Palin has zero water in her chart, so her ability to retain information and experiences is not well supported by her chart.
Much like Obama, Palin is about projection, but unlike Obama who does have some water in his chart, her ability to be introspective and reflective is not her strong suit to say the least.
Whether it’s Joe Lieberman, Karl Rove or Cthulu who is crafting her script and sculpting her talking points, they need to be very aware of the fact that Sarah Palin is a loose cannon and while she did not embarass herself tonight, she flashed glimmers of dancing right off the edge.
I also noticed a genuine affection from Biden to Palin, as this is in alignment with his deeply Scorpionic energy.The big winner? Israel. Both candidates heartily agreed on their undying support for Israel as Biden pledged loyalty and fealty and Palin seemed ready to throw on some buckskin and boots to personally hunt down Ahmenijad herself.Tonight, the serpent and the eagle nested together in relative peace, while debating the merits of each ones vantage point, no matter how conditioned, ingrained or entrained.
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