I 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.
As 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
The 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
On 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.