Sunday, May 22, 2016

Robert Downey, Jr

"No news is good news", especially in the evil world of politics where the world's most effective psychopaths ply their trade, to humanity's detriment.  In the context of this blog, a lack of compelling news also gives us opportunity to discuss matters other than national politicians and mass murderers (but I repeat myself).

"Iron Man" actor Robert Downey, Jr. has for many years shared with the world his hilarious wit and (in the past had) fueled the tabloids with his drug problems.  He also enraged the Hollywood PC police by revealing politically conservative tendencies.  Unlike George Clooney, Downey seems more low-key about his politics.  Any brouhaha about his political views is more about his having these views at all, rather than about his shoving them in anyone's faces.

Conservatives, of course, form not the more unified spectrum that populates the Left.  They are, instead, an alliance of three (or four) groups which have different priorities and different astrology.  We can use astrology to help us see what sort of "conservative" Downey is, and also shed light on non-political facets of his personality.




Pallas/Ethics
ApollonianPallas trine North Node and ruled by Uranus and Saturn which are square the Nodes.
DionysianPallas quincunx Pluto and ruled by Uranus which is conjunct Pluto and by Saturn which is opposite Pluto.
Downey is strong in both Apollonian and Dionysian factors, but the Apollonian factors are Node-related.  On "The Axis of Good and Evil" this likely puts him into the "Criminal" category early in life, but suggests a high likelihood he will gradually move toward the "Libertarian" quadrant over time.   I call this a "whistleblower" configuration, as whistleblowers very often have these Nodal configurations with Pallas.

Venus/Second-House/Economics
Capitalist:  nothing.
CollectivistVenus trine South Node.
Downey is no Ayn Rand acolyte. 

Moon/Fourth-House/Culture
Conservative:  nothing.
LiberalNeptune in the Fourth House opposite/contraparallel the Moon and Fourth House ruler Jupiter.
Hyper-liberal in the social sense.

Whistleblower + collectivist + cultural liberal  -> leftist (authoritarian) to (potential) libertarian
The older he gets, the harder it will be for him to retain a mainstream-Left world view.  He's not conservative in the least: he's a libertarian waiting to hatch out of a "liberal" shell.  There is no guarantee that he will actualize this potential, however. 


Sun/Venus - Ascendant - South Node (on Fifth House) Grand Trine:  brilliant superstar, losing himself.

Neptune in the Fourth House opposite/contraparallel the Moon and Fourth House ruler Jupiter: very likely related to his drug problems.

Sun conjunct Venus in Aries:  aggressive charm.

Pallas on the Descendant:  probably also related to charm.

Sun conjunct retrograde Mercury in Aries: those hilarious rapid-fire under-the-breath quips.

Mars (action) conjunct Uranus (technology) and Pluto (power) opposite Saturn (armor):
"Iron Man".  The Second and Eighth House emphasis here also reflects the billionaire comic-book hero.  The Taurus MC and Leo Ascendant mirror Donald Trump

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Brexit?


Brexit: The Movie

On June 23 (2016) a referendum will occur in the United Kingdom and Gibraltar regarding continuing membership in the European Union.  UK citizens never had the choice about joining in the first place (their self-styled superiors chose for them), but now they would appear to have the choice to leave.  Transits and such against the UK and EU horoscopes for the day of the referendum give us some insight.




Transiting Pluto square UK nodal axis:  a drastic change in destiny?
Transiting Pluto opposite UK Moon:  destruction of "family"?
Transiting Neptune and South Node quincunx UK South Node:  loss?
Transiting Uranus trine UK Saturn:  a surprise which bolsters UK authority?
Transiting Saturn quincunx UK Mars:  authority in the zeitgeist pressuring UK autonomy?
Transiting Jupiter and North Node quincunx UK North Node and Venus:  a major gain, possibly social and/or financial?
Transiting Pallas semisquare UK Pallas and sextile UK Mars (ruler of Pallas): intelligence/logic/ethics highlighted.
Transiting Mars square UK Saturn and opposite UK Ceres:  a blow to authority and a loss?




Transiting Pluto conjunct EU solar arc North Node:  a destiny shattered?
Transiting Pluto square EU Vertex:  a relationship facing death?
Transiting Neptune square EU Saturn:  dissolving of structure?
Transiting Uranus opposite EU solar arc Pluto and quincunx solar arc Jupiter:  disruption of power and purpose?
Transiting Chiron conjunct EU Pallas:  an ethical adjustment?
EU Saturn Return:  chickens coming home to roost?
Transiting Jupiter and North Node square EU Saturn:  public opinion and the call of destiny against EU authority?
Transiting Venus conjunct EU Midheaven:  finances/relationships highlighted and/or pleasant developments regarding "family"?


Save yourselves, trans-Atlantic brethren!  Free yourself from the bureaucratic tyranny of Brussels!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

George Clooney

Handsome, charismatic, quick-witted, and smug actor George Clooney has been at or near the top of the screen-star pantheon for over two decades.  But not only is he known for magnetic screen presence and often-decent performances in the movies and television, but for his Left-liberal political activism.  Think of "limousine liberals" or Hollywood Leftists, and Clooney often comes to mind first.  And while he often supports causes that are unquestionably noble and humanitarian, he also throws his influence, money, and thousand-watt smile behind extremely questionable causes, such as the presidential candidacy of Democrat warmonger Hillary Clinton.  It appears that soon Clooney will demonstrate both his roles as actor and as Left-activist in the upcoming film "Money Monster".





Pallas/Ethics
ApollonianPallas sextile Mercury and Sun and parallel their ruler Venus. 
DionysianPallas widely opposite Pluto and ruled by Jupiter which is quincunx Pluto and by Neptune which is square Jupiter.
This is most likely a close balance between Apollonian and Dionysian factors.  On "The Axis of Good and Evil" this puts Clooney into the "Statist" (authoritarian) category.  It is very common for persons in this category to support unequivocally "good" or ethical ends but to favor unethical means (such as the use of force by the State) to achieve such ends. 

Venus/Second-House/Economics
Capitalist:  nothing.
CollectivistVenus quincunx Neptune; and Sun in the Second House opposite Neptune. 
No surprises here.  Note that Clooney plays a thief in the popular and entertaining "Ocean's Eleven" movies.  In real life, he joins the liberal crusade to redistribute wealth through government force while himself enjoying a vast fortune most of us can't imagine. 

Moon/Fourth-House/Culture
Conservative:  nothing?
LiberalMoon and her ruler Saturn widely square Neptune and widely quincunx South Node.
Again, no surprises. 

Statist + collectivist + cultural liberal  -> left (authoritarian)
This is nothing we don't already know, but here we see the astrological underpinnings of Clooney's ideological leanings.


Pallas parallel Venus, contraparallel AscendantPallas/Venus, representing the potential for "weaponized charm", is ubiquitous in female celebrities.  But men can also exploit the aspect.

Sun opposite Neptune:  common with hyper-celebrities who exude a constant glamour.

Pallas Rising:  "my ethics, in your face".  Also tends to correspond to high physical dexterity.

Mercury conjunct Sun:  "I am my opinions".

Mercury in Taurus contraparallel Jupiter in Aquarius:  speech plus money plus social ideology.

Mars in Leo in the Fifth House opposite Jupiter in Aquarius:  a need to balance the actor versus the ideologue.

Moon conjunct Saturn:  married late in life.  I don't know anything about Clooney's childhood, but the aspect suggests challenges then, probably involving one or both parents.


I will probably skip "Money Monster" but would happily see him play a criminal or an action hero again. 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Prince

The late pop music star Prince was reportedly a fan of Alex Jones' Infowars program.  This suggests that the legendary musician had libertarian leanings and gives us an excuse to examine his rather complex horoscope.  The charts of musicians tend to have common features: we'll look at those as well as his possible ideological leanings and other interesting aspects.




Pallas trine North Node:  this is a "whistleblower" aspect, suggesting the strong possibility of becoming more consistently ethical (and therefore more libertarian) over time.  Hence, Infowars.

Venus conjunct South Node and opposite Neptune:  this is an extremely strong expression of what I call the "Venus-Neptune Complex" which generally indicates Left-wing thinking about economic matters.  In Prince's life, it appears most strongly as his crusade against what he perceived as the theft (Neptune) of his property (Venus) by the recording industry.  Venus/Neptune is widely seen as a creativity indicator.  Especially because this opposition falls across the Six/Twelfth house axis, it probably also accounts for his extreme drug abuse.

Moon ruled by and trine Neptune:  this tends to drive natives to the "liberal" side of the cultural spectrum.  This aspect also expresses itself in Prince's "fantasy home", the gigantic Paisley Park compound.  Some form of Moon-Neptune connection very often appears in musicians' charts.

Venus novile Mars and sesquiquadrate Saturn:  the Venus-Mars-Saturn triad, in my research, always appears in some form in the charts of musical instrumentalists.  Aesthetics plus action plus form.

Neptune, Jupiter, and North Node in the Twelfth:  suggesting a deeply spiritual side.  The opposition to these from his Venus in the Sixth House may reflect his reportedly great generosity towards charities.

Sesqui-yod or "Thor's Hammer" between Venus in the Sixth in Taurus, Uranus in the Ninth in Leo, against Saturn in the Second in Sagittarius.  This may reflect his long-going feud with the music industry over payment for the publishing of his creative works.

T-square with Mercury bisecting a Moon-Pluto opposition:  reflecting his singing voice which was at turns tender, playful, or ferocious. The opposition itself helps describe an extremely unstable family life in his youth and his very controlling attitude towards relationships in adulthood.

Moon in Pisces at the IC, parallel Jupiter and Chiron:  a deep, rich, complex, and problematic private life.

Anoretic Pluto in Leo conjunct Midheaven:  the (musical) personification of sex.

Yod with anoretic Pluto in Leo at Midheaven and Neptune with the North Node in the Twelfth, both against Mars in Aries in the Fifth:  aggressive self expression, infused by impulses driven by both sexual energy and spirituality.

Moon at IC trine Pallas in Cancer:  a fighter, and an extremely physical performer.


May his next life be every bit as creative, but without so much of the strife.  

Monday, April 25, 2016

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is, unacknowledged by the mainstream media, probably the most "Hitler-like" of the world's current heads of state.  Aggressive, autocratic, and openly adherent to a "master-race" ideology, this US "ally" makes Syria's Assad look like Mother Theresa and provides much ammunition for defenders of Russia's Vladimir Putin.  Erdogan also makes for an interesting astrological case study because his chart pattern differs from what seems to be the normal pattern for extreme racists.




Pallas/Ethics
ApollonianPallas in Leo trine North NodeMercury, ruler of Pallas, is quindecile Pallas and conjunct Sun.
DionysianPallas conjunct Pluto and ruled by Sun which is quindecile Pluto.
The Dionysian/authoritarian side is a bit stronger here (the Pallas-Pluto conjunction should immediately give one pause), but the Apollonian vectors are moderately strong.  On "The Axis of Good and Evil" this puts Erdogan into the "Statist" (authoritarian) category, the most potentially dangerous one.

Venus/Second-House/Economics
Capitalist:  nothing.
CollectivistVenus and Sun in Pisces in the Second House.
Criminal types virtually always have the "collectivist" indicator on top of a "Dionysian" Pallas. 

Moon/Fourth-House/Culture
Conservative:  nothing?
LiberalMoon semisquare Neptune and sesquiquadrate South Node in Cancer.
We appear to have a strongly culturally "liberal" chart, which is surprising because strong racism or ethnocentrism virtually always is accompanied by North Node influence over the Moon and/or Fourth House (the cultural "conservative" indicators).  What we do have, however, is the Moon ruled by and opposite Jupiter, suggesting an impulse to spread or magnify one's culture/ethnicity.  We also have a strong resemblance to chart of Islam, which also has the Moon conjunct Mars, opposite Jupiter, and in aspect to Neptune.  Erdogan's prejudices are not of the typical sort but instead seem to reflect a deep emotional resonance with Islam. 

We have to look for the Bloodbath Formula.  Erdogan is a known supporter of the homicidal cult known as ISIS.  Mainstream Western media refuses to report this. 
1.  Pallas quindecile Pluto.
2.  Venus and Sun in Pisces in the Second House.
3.  Venus ruled by Neptune which is sextile Pluto.
4.  Moon squine Pluto.
5.  Sun quindecile Pluto.

Statist + collectivist + cultural liberal + Bloodbath -> far left authoritarian.  Had he been born in the West, he'd most likely be a Maoist and/or "Social Justice Warrior".  For the SJW phenomenon is first and foremost about intolerance and the suppression of dissent.  As are Islamic fundamentalists such as Erdogan.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Terror: Kabul

From HuffPo/Reuters:  "A Taliban suicide bomb and gun assault on a government security building during Tuesday morning rush hour in central Kabul killed at least 28 people and wounded more than 320, in the most deadly single attack in the Afghan capital since 2011."


exact time unknown -- "morning rush hour"


Bloodbath Formula
1.  Pallas novile PlutoPluto square Uranus and parallel/semisextile Saturn (rulers of Pallas). 
2.  Venus ruled by Mars which is square Neptune.
3.  Venus square Pluto
4.  Pluto trine Mercury, ruler of Moon
5.  Sun ruled by Mars which is parallel Pluto.
 
This expression of the formula is relatively weak -- no concurrent reports of major violence elsewhere.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

America First Committee

Wiped from politically-acceptable history, the mostly but not entirely Right-wing America First Committee was by some accounts the center of the largest anti-war movement in the history of our civilization.  FDR's entry into World War II was not forced by the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan but driven from years before that by a powerful coalition of pro-war interests.  Starting in 1940, the America First Committee fought this coalition in order to keep America at peace amid the rising clamor for battle.  They would lose, and after the war be all but erased from public memory.


time unknown / location uncertain

Pallas/Ethics
ApollonianPallas parallel Sun and ruled by Mercury which is conjunct Sun.
DionysianPallas sesquiquadrate Jupiter.
The Dionysian/authoritarian side is not nonexistent, but the Apollonian factors are very strong.  On "The Axis of Good and Evil" this chart probably lands in the "Libertarian" quadrant, but with a "Statist" lean.  This is consistent with the central goal, peace, but also helps explain unfortunate racist leanings in some corners of the membership (along with the Moon/North-Node aspect). 

Venus/Second-House/Economics
Capitalist:  nothing time-independent. 
CollectivistVenus sextile Neptune.
We don't know if there were capitalist vectors in this chart, but it's known that the Committee had members from both the Left and Right economically

Moon/Fourth-House/Culture
ConservativeMoon (probably) conjunct North Node.
Liberal:  no time-independent factors.
Assuming the Moon is conjunct the North Node, this helps explain the Right-wing lean of the overall organization, its name, and the racist leanings of some of its membership. 

Sun-Mercury-Mars conjunction in Virgo:   Battle for a practical end through communication.

Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Taurus:  An organization binding together and giving practical direction to numerous ideologies.

Pallas conjunct Neptune and trine Uranus:  envisioning a new world.