Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Piscean Dialectic

The "Hegelian Dialectic" is a popular model for understanding -- and instigating -- change.  In the libertarian/conspiracy-theorist division of modern political culture, it is also known as "Problem-Reaction-Solution".  Both terms are actually centuries old, but it is possible that most persons aware of either term today learned it directly or indirectly from conspiracy researcher David Icke
Conspiracy-research folks point to the model entirely as a method used by the malevolent elites of humanity to deceive the masses and in doing so increase their power.  This view of the model, which can apply to a great many events in political history, has three parts:

1.  Thesis or "Problem" -- the elites bring a striking situation to public attention.  The 9-11 attack, for example, to which many point as a classic "false flag operation". 

2.  Antithesis or "Reaction" -- public outcry or panic to the situation.  In the case of the 9-11 attack, public outrage and fear.

3.  Synthesis or "Solution"  -- the government's response to the situation, which always comes in the form of a type of increased authoritarianism desired by the elites.  In the case of the 9-11 attack, this is the Patriot Act, the War or Terror, and the exponential accompanying growth of US federal power. 

In the conspiracy-research formulation of the model, the thesis or problem which elicits the public reaction is nearly always initiated deliberately by the elites, usually as a false flag operation but also often as a manufactured social or environmental crisis.  The "solution" provided by the elites always furthers their own ends and never actually solves the problem (for example, the "War on Terror" actually generates more terror, the "War on Poverty" has created more poverty, and the "War on Drugs" exacerbates the worst problems of drug use).

This conspiracy-research school of thought (to which I belong to more than not), tends to view 9-11, Anthropogenic Global Warming, and the beginnings of most wars and grand public governmental initiatives as examples of the Hegelian Dialectic or Problem-Reaction-Solution.  Once a political observer truly understands the model and the nature of political authority, that observer sees the model at work everywhere

This ubiquitous governance and control through deception is, I believe, another symptom of the Age of Pisces.  It can never be repeated enough that Neptune, planetary ruler of Pisces, rules deception and delusion.  If astrology works and we are indeed in an age ruled by Neptune, we should expect that deception and delusion are among the most powerful driving forces in the world during this period.  The libertarian and conspiracy-aware do in fact see that they are, and that the Hegelian Dialectic is part of how deception and delusion weave into the very fabric of our society. 

Before I get to the point of this post, let me say that I neither embrace nor reject the major religions, including Christianity.  I am agnostic in the sense that I do not feel qualified to make sweeping statements on the absolute truth about the nature of the cosmos.  I can merely observe and point out connections that strike me as interesting and/or relevant.

Disclaimers done, here goes: 

It is possible to see the very basis of the (Piscean-Age) Christian religion...

...as the prime example of the Hegelian Dialectic or Problem-Reaction-Solution.  To wit:

1.  Thesis or "Problem" -- man is sinful and imperfect

2.  Antithesis or "Reaction" -- this will lead to eternal damnation.

3.  Synthesis or "Solution" -- therefore you must submit to Christ and His church

The thesis in this formulation can (arguably) be assumed to be true.  The antithesis and synthesis of the formulation are articles of faith and cannot, to my understanding, be proven by any purely logical means.

Many politically inclined Christians in the West point to the Hegelian Dialectic (and its cousin Marxism) as a tool of the Devil.  But what if Christianity itself is the original Hegelian Dialectic?

I am probably not the first to make this connection.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Timothy Olyphant

The charts of actors tend to reflect the characters they portray.  Timothy Olyphant is regularly cast as a hero gunslinger with anger issues and a bit of a "sliding scale" of morality.  He has played this role in TV series' "Justified", "Deadwood", the movie "Hitman", and probably a number of other productions in his career.

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ApollonianPallas trine Sun and square Mercury
DionysianPallas conjunct Pluto
As per his characters, a very "the end justifies the means" kind of configuration.  Leaning toward the ethical/Apollonian but with a very strong Dionysian component.

Unaspected Mars:  corresponding, pernaps, with the anger issues and somewhat awkward sexuality of his most famous roles.

Moon opposite or quindecile Pallas:  potential facility in combat.

Sun/Jupiter/Neptune T-square:  perhaps suggesting a knack for "disappearing" (Neptune) into "public champion" (Jupiter in Leo) roles. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Bitcoin Rising

Bitcoin has been slowly climbing this week.  Jupiter's transiting square to the Bitcoin Sun peaked yesterday, and the price is still rising.  This suggests the possibility that the fulcrum of the current rise may be the final conjunction of transiting Pluto to the Bitcoin Sun (see this for graphic) around Nov 10, next month.  If this is the case, we might expect a price peak within a few days of that date. 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Ankara Suicide Bombings

Suicide bombings have killed 95 in a peace rally in Ankara, Turkey today.

The Bloodbath Formula on the chart for the event:
1.  Pluto trine Jupiter, ruler of Pallas.
2.  Venus opposite Neptune.
3.  Pluto in the Second House.
4.  Moon trine Pluto.
5.  Sun square Pluto.

Against the chart for Turkey, we have transiting Pluto conjunct Turkey's Pallas (the "ethical crisis transit").  Transiting Mars/Jupiter on Turkey's North Node are probably also relevant.  Transiting Uranus conjunct Turkey's Chiron reflects an unexpected wounding. 

Friday, October 9, 2015

California Euthanasia Law

California governor Jerry Brown has recently approved a law legalizing physician-assisted suicide.   Transits for the day of the signing (time unknown) against the California chart and Brown's chart, are of interest.

Transiting Pallas conjunct progressed Chiron; transiting Chiron conjunct progressed Pallas:  ethics plus medicine.

Transiting Chiron at California IC:  medicine plus death.

Transiting Pluto conjunct progressed Venus:  destruction of value (death).  

Transiting Pluto sextile Brown Pallas and quintile progressed Pallas:  the "ethical crisis" transit.  At least these two aspects aren't peaking at the same time, or we'd likely be seeing Brown doing something more spectacular.  "Spectacular" in politics usually is not a good thing. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Axis of Good and Evil

As you can see from my astro-political classification system, political ideologies reside in what can be depicted as a three-dimensional matrix of planetary energies.  But while it can be helpful to view the Pallas/Ethics axis as a one-dimensional scale, we can more accurately describe it as a two-dimensional graph with separate axes for "Apollonian" energy and "Dionysian" energy as indicated by astrological patterns.  Crudely drawing such a graph and then mapping it roughly to the libertarian-authoritarian scale, we then have something like this:

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We can split the graph into four approximate categories:

Weak Apollonian - Weak Dionysian:  "Unconcerned"
These folks are generally not interested in political or ethical ideology and are not particularly criminal, either.  They don't wind up as "front page news" as often as the other types and are not common in politics unless they inherit political dynasties.  George W Bush fits here (Dick Cheney probably ran the W presidency).

Weak Apollonian - Strong Dionysian:  "Criminal"
We find a lot of non-political, "small-time" criminals in this category.  Persons residing here often don't have the foresight or the discipline to rise to political power... unless heavily backed by a political machine pulling strings from behind the curtain.  Barack Obama lives here: he seems primarily interested in his own power and in courting the parties that will give it to him.  He shows few signs of possessing an ethical compass to those able to see beyond the thousand-watt smile. 

Strong Apollonian -Weak Dionysian:  "Libertarian"
The strictly ethical and the uncompromising of principle live here.  Libertarians and peaceniks are the political wing of this group, including Ron Paul and company

Strong Apollonian - Strong Dionysian:  "Statist"
While not as "fully evil" as the second group, members of this last category are potentially the most destructive.  They have the the Dionysian drive to destruction but also enough Apollonian intelligence to build large structures for bringing this drive to its fullest fruition.  These types usually also have goals which are themselves based on "Apollonian" ethics, but also possess the Dionysian willingness to suspend ethics entirely in pursuit of their goals.  This group is extremely well-represented in politics and includes most of history's mega-murderer political "strongmen" including Mao, Stalin, Hitler, etc.

In the imperfect moral/ethical classification system of the Dungeons and Dragons role playing game, the Unconcerned group of this chart might be "neutral", the Libertarian group might be "good", the Criminal group might be "chaotic evil" and the Statist group might be "lawful evil".  In the real world, very few consciously identify as "evil" and virtually all self-identify as "good".  We would do well to not take anyone at their word (especially persons in power) but judge them by their actions.

The usual disclaimer applies:  while "good" configurations nearly always indicate persons who won't willingly do harm, "evil" configurations only suggest a potential for wrongdoing,

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Umpqua College Shooting

Another mass school shooting today, in a Southern Oregon college.  In a gun-free zone.  The charts for mass-murder events virtually always carry a complex configuration I call the Bloodbath Formula.  Today's configuration also connects to Russia's commencement of bombing of ISIS-related targets in Syria, the latest development in an ongoing feud between liberal "change-bringer" Barack Obama and the tactically shrewd conservative Vladimir Putin

1.  Pallas ruler Jupiter trine Pluto.
2.  Second House ruler Jupiter opposite Neptune; Venus ruler Sun quincunx Neptune.
3.  Pluto in the Second House, square Sun (ruler of Venus).
4.  Pluto sesquiquadrate Moon.
5.  Pluto square Sun