Friday, July 3, 2015

They Can't Help It

The gist of the political astrology research posted here is that political ideologies are astrological complexes.  Strongly held sociopolitical beliefs are basically always in the charts of those who hold them.  If you feel in your heart of hearts that any one ideology is the indisputable truth, that ideology is in your birth chart.  If, at some point, you change your ideology then both the potential for change and the final ideology are also in the birth chart.  The game is rigged.  People with unshakeable sentiments about politics, economics, and culture were born with them

The screaming Maoist revolutionaries at protest rallies?  They can't help it.  
The arrogant "capitalism or death" Ayn Rand devotees?  They can't help it.
The "social justice" warriors who love every race and culture but their own?  They can't help it.  

If we apply logic to this observation, we see that "re-education" and forced political indoctrination are doomed to fail. We can't truly change in the ideological spectrum unless that change itself is a part of the astrological "karma" we were born with.  And we certainly can't change others.  The only options for dealing with those different than us:  1. learn to co-exist, 2. live separately with members of our own group, or 3. forcibly kill or isolate the "others".  The third option is untenable, though this has not stopped humans from trying.  Co-existence, either all together or in voluntarily separate groups, is the only sane option. 

There is only one ideological framework that can accommodate us all:  anarcho-capitalism.  Under an anarcho-capitalist umbrella, consenting persons can create private collectives of any size and any stripe: fully Communist, Democratic-Socialist, racial-separatist, nudist, Randian... the sky and the practical merits of the ideologies themselves are the limit.  Under any kind of State apparatus, however, voluntary communities that pose a viable alternative to the State itself are generally crushed with violent force by that State. 

In this way, libertarianism, of which anarcho-capitalism is a subset, is the most humane and compassionate of all political systems.  It is the only overarching framework under which peace is possible. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Gay Marriage SCOTUS Ruling

The Supreme Court of the United States has just legalized gay marriage, by prohibiting states from making it illegal.  This is clearly a "step forward" in terms of personal freedom:  same-sex couples who marry may now have the same legal status in the eye of the State as heterosexual couples.  It is, however, a case of the plantation master granting partial freedom to his slaves, as opposed to freeing them entirely.

Marriage, by libertarian thinking, should not be subject to the State at all.  It has been and should be primarily a social institution, defined by the church or other non-State social institutions.  The only reason the institution of marriage has come under the control of the State to begin with?  To prevent "miscegenation".  The mixing of races is no longer considered in the US to be an occurrence that needs to be curtailed.  Had State control of marriage dissolved along with the ideology that brought it into being, all of the recent and upcoming brouhaha about the definition of marriage would likely be nonexistent.  Voluntarily-formed communities would decide their own definitions of marriage rather than fighting over what single definition should be enforced by the guns of the State on everyone without exception.

Having gotten the obligatory rant out of the way, we now turn our attention to the somewhat interesting astrology of the announcement of the ruling.  I couldn't find a time, but "10am" seems like a pretty good guess because an early news story that day has a posting-time of shortly after that.  I'm guessing that the news outlet may have pre-written the story in anticipation of the event and then published it after the story was officially confirmed.

exact time unknown

Mercury opposite Pallas with no mitigating factors:  this is a "perfect" configuration for events that is friendly to peace and human rights, though the interaction of this chart with the charts of affected individuals and organizations may sometimes tell a different story.  The intersecting square from Chiron suggests wounding/healing/adjustment relating to ethics. 

Sun conjunct Mars in Cancer, semisquare Venus conjunct Jupiter in Leo:  action/contention in the cultural sphere at odds with the current zeitgeist regarding the expression of love.  

Lunar Nodes square Sun/Mars in Cancer:  a fateful event regarding culture.  

Venus and Jupiter conjunct in Leo, (probably) on the Ascendant:  ideology regarding romantic relationships is at work.  

Retrograde Saturn (probably) in the Fourth House in Scorpio semisquare Pluto (probably) in the Fifth House in Capricorn:  Saturn here may represent conservative cultural values on sex, at odds with the Plutonian power of the State asserting itself in the (Capricorn) structure of romantic relations.  

Mercury (probably) in the Tenth House sesquiquadrate the Moon in Libra in the Third House, quincunx Pluto, trine Neptune in the Seventh:  Mercury in the Tenth may represent the voice of authority, speaking on how the culture treats relationships (Moon in Libra), the role of power in the realm of romance (Pluto in the Fifth), and the dissolving (perhaps) of "marriage" itself (Neptune in the Seventh).  At least as the conservatives see it...  

Grand TrineVenus/Jupiter in Leo, Uranus in Aries (probably) in the Ninth House, and Pallas in the Fourth House.  More of the same messages as from much of the rest of the chart:  a shock or breakthrough in the law (Uranus in the Ninth) regarding love relationships (Venus/Jupiter in Leo) and involving ethics (Pallas).  

Congratulations to the LGBTQ crowd for a significant victory -- with the warning, of course, that what the State grants it may also take away.  Conservatives have received yet another lesson that, in the end, the State is not their friend. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Gun Control and Black Shootings

Let's assume for a minute that gun control actually works to deter crime (from my research it does not, but we're pretending it does for this exercise).  Let's also assume that reducing the number of African Americans murdered by gun crime is a major social priority (libertarians oppose all initiation of violence, so we're all fine with this).  Finally, let's assume that any new gun control measures that happen right now can't go as far as a full-on gun ban but must be some kind of partial/conditional ban for political reasons (I don't think any reasonable person sees full population disarmament happening in America very soon). 

It is an indisputable fact that the vast majority of African American gunshot victims are shot by other African Americans.  Therefore, given this fact and our three assumptions above (which I think is fair to say that most liberals accept), there is only one "reasonable" gun control action available to the government:

Disarm the African-Americans.  

This is, of course, a horrifically bad idea.  It is also the most logical one if we accept the notion that gun control legislation saves lives. 

For the record, I do not agree with the idea of State gun control.  I believe all Americans regardless of race, gender, etc. who can be armed should be armed.  It's harder to shoot people who can shoot back.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Dylann Roof

Some astrology for the accused perpetrator of last week's Charleston church shooting.  As yet, we don't have a birth time for him.

I am taking the liberty of proposing a birth time of around 3pm, which would put Pallas in the Eighth (weakening the ethical structure even more than already indicated) and Jupiter and the North Node in the Fourth (which would be consistent with race-based ideology).  There may be other possible times which would generate similar effects, but this is the lowest-hanging-fruit.

Dylann Roof:  rectified, time unknown

This gives us a Bloodbath Formula as follows:

1.  Pallas in the Eighth House trine Pluto, ruled by Mars which is trine Pluto.
2.  Neptune widely square Venus and sextile Mercury, ruler of Second House.
3.  Pluto widely quincunx Venus and trine Mercury, ruler of Second House.
4.  Pluto in Fourth House.
5.  Pluto sesquiquadrate Sun.

There is always a transiting Pluto-to-Pallas trigger on the charts of spree killers when they go off.  Here we have transiting Pluto square progressed Pallas.

The vast majority of persons with these natal chart features and undergoing this type of transit do not commit murder.  We as a society can reduce the number of these incidents by fostering a gun-friendly culture (so that victims can shoot back, thereby dis-incentivizing mass shootings by making them more dangerous for shooters) and by increasing public awareness of the dangers of psychoactive pharmaceuticals (nearly all mass shooters take them -- before this type of drug was common there were few mass shootings).

This is odd, and provides fodder for the conspiracy crowd:

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Rampage in Graz, Austria

A man using employing a car and later a knife as a murder weapon has killed at least three and seriously injured more than 30, in a murderous spree in Graz, Austria.  A highly motivated killer can do as much damage using other implements as with a firearm, revealing a serious flaw in "gun control" logic. 

These Bloodbath Formula blog posts are boring and repetitive precisely because the Formula consistently works.  On with it:

1.  Pallas ruler Jupiter quincunx Pluto (bridged by Venus and Moon).
2.  Venus widely trine South Node and widely quincunx Neptune.
3.  Venus quincunx Pluto.
4.  Moon quincunx Pluto.
5.  Sun quindecile Pluto

A couple of the factors here are (arguably) weak.  When all factors are strong, we tend to get higher casualty counts and/or multiple unrelated bloodbath events.  Like on 9-11-2001

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Charleston Church Shooting

Nine are reported dead after a shooting at an historic African American church in Charleston SC.  I haven't seen any other reports of mass violence, so we're looking for a Bloodbath Formula that's probably dependent on very transient factors, like house cusps and/or the position of the Moon. 

1.  Pallas ruled by Jupiter which is in the Eighth House and weakly quincunx Pluto.  
2.  Neptune in the Second House quincunx Venus.
3.  Venus quincunx Pluto.
4.  Moon opposite Pluto.
5.  Fifth House ruler Venus quincunx Pluto.

Uranus is on the IC, trine Jupiter, and the Moon (opposite Pluto) is in Cancer:  these lend some credence to reports that this crime was racially motivated. 

Friday, June 12, 2015

TPP Showdown

Obama fought Congressional Democrats today in his Republican-aided crusade to pass the "Trans-Pacific Partnership" legislation.  The contents of the legislation are secret and unknown to most members of Congress.  For all they (and we) know, the contents could well be treasonous and destructive to America.  This possibility normally does not stop our overlords from passing new legislation, but for some reason Obama's own party seems to have "grown a pair" and is obstructing the legislation.  Kudos to them, and a pox on the Republicans who by supporting Obama have shown that they care nothing for principle. 

The weather against the US Sibley chart today is interesting.

The focal point today is the US Mars in Gemini in the Seventh, suggesting action and/or communication regarding foreign entities. The transiting Sun and Mars are conjunct the US Mars today, suggesting much action and/or a fight.  This is much exacerbated by transiting Pallas square transiting Chiron, suggesting ethical difficulty, which with the US Mars and transiting Sun and Mars form a tight T-square. 

Transiting Venus is conjunct the US North Node in the Eighth, suggesting that financial destiny is highlighted today.  The transiting South Node in the US Fourth House is trine the US North Node in the Eighth and transiting Venus, suggesting that something may be lost, possibly by Eighth-House corporate financial forces and the like. 

Of course, Pluto is still opposite the US Sun and progressed Jupiter (the Ascendant ruler).  Big changes for the US may still be afoot. 

Because the contents of the TPP are secret, we can only speculate.