Thursday, October 10, 2013

The NSA


This is a chart for the day President Truman signed the law creating the National Security Agency.  It's as close as I can get to a "birth chart" for the New Stasi of Amerika.  Even without a time of birth, the chart gives us some interesting insight into the mysterious entity that apparently knows everything about us.

Surprisingly, the chart is not entirely authoritarian.  Pallas is trine Mercury.  Her co-ruler Jupiter is opposite Mercury and her other co-ruler Neptune is widely conjunct the Sun and trine the North Node.   On the authoritarian side of spectrum, Pallas co-ruler Jupiter is parallel with the South Node, co-ruler Neptune is sextile Pluto, and Pallas herself is quincunx Pluto.  The Pluto factors should weaken over time:  Pluto is with the South Node.

I have a suspicion that authoritarian entities created by governments may self-destruct if their charts aren't "authoritarian" enough.  I cite the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933 which has Pallas conjunct the North Node:  the law was found unconstitutional after three years.  The massive public leakage of NSA programs and the current snafu with the Utah data center may be symptoms of this syndrome.  Even the Pluto/South-Node conjunction by itself (with Pluto ruling the Sun and Mercury) does not bode well for an agency tasked with secrets and power.

Some other chart features:

Saturn conjunct Neptune, widely conjunct Sun, quincunx Pallas:  the purpose of the entity is the fortification of secrets, something which it has done very well until very recently. 

Mercury square the Nodes and Pluto:  very pronounced focus on information and communication, particularly of the hidden kind involving political power. 

Sun and Mercury in Scorpio:  secrets and power are the raison d'etre of the agency.  Those, and perhaps betrayal.  

Mercury trine Uranus:  information through technology. 

Mercury opposite Jupiter:  spying on the public without its consent?  May also reflect how the public mission of the agency ("national security") is diametrically opposed to what it actually does with its brainpower.



This is the NSA chart with transits and progressions for the June 6 2013 press leakage of public spying programs.  The slower planets have not moved much since then.

Transiting Pluto is conjunct the NSA's Mars, and transiting Uranus is squaring it.  Because Mars co-rules the Sun and Mercury, this is a bit catastrophic.  The agency's ability to exist and do it's job is under attack.  This transit probably reflects both the press leak and the data center troubles.

Transiting Neptune square NSA Venus:  liquefaction of resources.  This may reflect the Utah data center, as well as secrets in general (Venus rules the NSA Neptune). 

Transiting South Node conjunct NSA Jupiter:  bad PR. 

Progressed Sun conjoining NSA Chiron:  over the next few years, a lot of repair will need to happen. 

Saturn conjunct NSA Sun:  a challenging time altogether. 

This brings me joy. 

4 comments:

  1. Hello,

    I'm the astrologer responsible for The Mountain Astrologer's recent expose of the NSA. You have the wrong chart for the agency.

    The correct birth date is November 4th 1952. And the correct time is 12:00 am. Please see this video for an explanation:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VldDgoxwDQA

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    1. Hi Matt. I attended that lecture and enjoyed it. You've done more homework on this topic than I. That said, I suspect that multiple charts may work for the NSA (and other entities with an arguable "birth moment" such as corporations and nations) . I like the picture painted by the June 6 2013 transits against the October 24 NSA chart -- it seems quite descriptive of what's been happening.

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  2. Astro-libertarian, Glad you enjoyed the talk. The chart you've proposed is interesting and, as you point out, reasonable minds can certainly differ on such matters. One thing I'm not sure I mentioned in the talk is that the document Eisenhower signed on the 10/24 specifically stated it did not go into effect until Nov 4th. So the NSA did not exist from 10/24 to 11/3, as either a physical or legal entity. The 10/24 chart you've proposed is really akin to the chart of an announcement, similar to when a couple announces that their getting married on a certain day the upcoming week or that their baby is due in 10 days . The chart for their wedding or the baby's natal chart would be based on when they're legally married or when the child is actually born, not when the couple announces their intent to marry and/or an impending birth. An announcement chart of this sort may still have contain interesting information and, indeed, your analysis of the 10/24 chart certainly yields some valuable insights into what Truman was experiencing the day he signed the document. The NSA's chart with its Gemini Moon in the 11th house indicates a need (Moon) for teams/networks (11th house) of linguists and telecommunications types (Gemini), which is exactly what NSA is always in need of. The Mars/Moon conjunction in Capricorn in the 10/24 chart you've proposed indicates Truman might have been emotionally preoccupied (Moon) with Generals/Executives (Capricorn) who were either impatient/threatening/hostile (Mars/Moon conjunction) about wanting him to sign on the dotted line. Who knows, maybe Eisenhower (a former five star General), who was in the middle of a landslide victory in the '52 presidential election, called him and said he needed Truman to get this done.

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    1. Hey Matt. Thanks for writing -- I defer to your expertise when it comes to the history and workings of this organization. As for the chart, I haven't done enough homework to have developed a strong opinion. What will make up my mind in the end is not the strength of the metaphor but how well transits and progressions against the chart describe events as they unfold in the world. So far on this basis I'm not ready to dismiss the Oct 24 chart, but time may prove you right.

      For my readers, Matt Savinar's site, on which he expounds on similar topics, is http://northbayastrology.com/ .

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