Millions of Geminis are born each year between May 20 & June 21
Each century, three (2 year) north node in Gemini generations manifest specific karmic intentions and consequences in individual and collective psyche. The ‘Sixties’ Generation is the post WWII north node in Gemini generation. George W Bush, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, famous persons on the left, and I share the same basic karma, differing only by degrees, aspects, and house positions. People born from Dec 24,1945 ~ Aug 11,1947 (73-75), Aug 6,1964 ~ Feb 21,1966 (52–54), and March 15,1983 ~ Nov 1,1984 (35–37) share that same karmic mission to communicate higher consciousness to anyone and everyone who is willing and able to be fully present in the moment. We must all learn to give freely, gracefully, without expectation, and to help humanity whenever and wherever possible. Bill and George tried to raise public awareness through their different choices, but sabotaged themselves by indulging in very different temptations, thinking that was OK, and believing that their Presidency was all about them.
Donald Trump, one man obstacle course, and subhuman wrecking crew, is a lover of gilded towers, glitzy gambling casinos, golden pedestals, graven images, beauty queens, shark tanks, and celebrity idols. By mid 2020, our greedy glutton and feckless fool of a leader had already over-accomplished his karmic mission by teaching us to never take for granted what we value or have failed to value. Many are realizing that drinking the cool-aid guarantees certain loss, defeat, and death.
Donald (Gemini / Leo rising) doesn’t care about us. Bill Clinton (Leo / Libra rising) and George W. Bush (Cancer / Leo rising) cared, but sabotaged themselves by making unhealthy personal and political choices resulting in negative press and ineffective leadership. Bill and George both began life with wounded egos due to physically or mentally abusive, judgmental, and overcritical fathers. One entitled, the other not, they still both learned humility the hard way. Donald Trump had a lousy father and horrible role model. Donald and his family will be shamed, but not humbled. Their brand will be forever toxic, representing a dark and destructive pathological psychosis with viral consequences. Unless Donald’s symbolic role is Shiva or Hades, he’s fulfilled his nodal destiny while raising public awareness by teaching us what not to do. It’s mind boggling how many of his followers have mistaken no love for tough love and common sense for good sense. So many horrible role models, so little time. “The lips of wisdom are closed, except to the ears of understanding”.
Uranus was the only outer planet to transit Gemini in the 20th Century from 1942~1949. Social ideas and cultural paradigms simultaneously shifted towards education. The US. Supreme Court abolished religion in public schools. The GI Bill enabled thousands of people to go to college. Radio and television dominated media all over the world. The first computer calculation, ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer), was born at the University of Pennsylvania in 1946. Columbia Records introduced the 33 1/3 rpm “long playing record”. The United Nations held its first session in London. The Atomic Energy Commission was created. The United States joined NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization). Makes good sense to me! What happened?
The Uranus in Gemini generation was born 1942 ~ 1949. At 73, I’m still mentally restless, managing my nervous temperament, applying my mind to solving real and philosophical challenges, and coming up with new ideas and concepts.
Hermes was father of the cell phone. He taught his disciples that our brain is the hardware while our mind is the software. We can transmit and receive messages. As we connect and fine tune our links, we can communicate with anyone at any time and place. Modern science simulates Hermes Law of Mentalism with external hardware and software. ENIAC has come a long way since 1946.
Wake up and whiff the weirdness! The human race has become a race against bad shit happening. As we continue to short-shortsightedly substitute money for values, religion for spirituality, and bad ideas for good sense, we seal our fate by choosing not to be kind to ourselves, each other, our planet, and future. That’s nonsense. We must exorcise humanity’s hubris or suffer the consequences. Unhealthy spoiled children in adult bodies have political power, social influence, and wealth. Responsibility obligates them to be humanitarian. We must vote hindsight in 2020.
Uranus transited Taurus from 1935~1942. By ignoring the hard lessons learned, resolutions made, and actions taken, our psyche has been polluted and progress poisoned. It doesn’t take a seer to see that the human race has become a race against bad shit happening. We’re primed and ready for a loss of hope and faith. Pundits joke, but having no hope is no laughing matter. We’re feeling impotent, incompetent, and indifferent, and resigned to apathy and acceptance as Uranus transits Taurus again.
People focused on values and questioned materialism. Labor organized, forming unions that went on strike and engaged in sit-downs across the nation. There was strength in solidarity. The USA went off the gold standard. President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act and defended the Four Essential Freedoms: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear. What happened?
Uranus in Taurus awakened aristocracy, autocracy, and plutocracy. Greed and anti-socialism flourished. Uranus in Taurus brought William Randolph Hurst and Orson Welles, both bulls, who bullied each other over the creation and release of Welles’ movie, ‘Citizen Kane’. Welles smugly, immodestly, and arrogantly modeled the notorious media mogul Charles Foster Kane after Hearst. Despite his abundant natural charm, brilliant portrayal, ground breaking cinematography, and exceptional directing, Welles art was no match for Hearst’s wealth and capacity to influence courts and public opinion. Welles persisted in his righteous defiance of Hearst, while Hearst relentlessly tortured Welles with legalities and bludgeoned him with bad publicity until Welles could no longer afford his principles, rise to his challenges, or control his self-indulgences. Ironically, like Kane, Welles longed for his lost innocence at the end of his life.
‘Less is more’ learned Midas as he yearned for a touch of gold, got it, and transformed his beloved daughter into a cold hunk of metal. His food turned to gold as it touched his lips. How many gilded towers, glitzy gambling casinos, graven images, beauty queens, shark tanks, and celebrity idols do we need? One important lesson of Midas is in having stability, security, good health, meaningful work, and satisfying relationships, and not needing more than that. Healthy humans value what they have, nourish their relationships, choose higher purpose, and feel satisfaction and fulfillment without needing affluence.
Having too much or too little of anything raises our awareness of what truly matters. Black and white, all or nothing, good and evil, love and hate, and rich and poor are opposites of equal value; identical in nature, but different by degree. An old billionaire dying of cancer will gladly trade $ for youth and good health. A famous celebrity with a brain injured child would gratefully scrub public toilets at Grand Central Station to heal her child.
Can a ‘Stable Genius’ destabilize a nervous and fickle public with lies and manipulation? Our political, financial, and religious ideologies, philosophies, and paradigms are partisan! On November 3, will we see our Emperor for who he is or who he wants us to see? In 2021, Pluto will conjunct Saturn and square Mercury, Saturn will square Sun and Uranus, and Neptune will square a Gemini North Node. Our time of reckoning is now because hindsight is 2020. The handwriting is on the wall.
The New York Stock Exchange and Federal Reserve are bulls. Philosophical, ideological, and spiritual paradigms must shift as we approach a ‘Black Tuesday’ worse than ‘29. As transiting Saturn opposes our Stock Exchange’s natal Chiron and squares its natal Moon, transiting Pluto will be squaring natal Jupiter, Uranus will conjunct Venus, and Neptune will oppose Mars! People born 1935 ~ 1942 know and understand unexpected gain and reversal means that we must lose what we have to value what we had. It’s time for a new generation to learn those very same lessons again.
Needing guns is a symptom of a decaying culture. There’s lots of nostalgia and talk of Civil War these days. Resurrection-ism was imposed on the south because the Confederacy lost the war. Donald Trump has given bigots permission to express their hatred. Black and white wages endless war on battlefields of infinite shades of gray. What will we do when Repuglican’t bullies with their laws, fascists and terrorists with semi-automatic weapons of mass-destruction, and evangelical fundamentalists wielding bibles and handguns show up at our doors? Sensible people are afraid of crazy people. I’m not a fan of guns, but protecting family, friends, and humanity is a good idea.
Alchemy is not transforming lead into gold. Alchemy is synchronizing Saturn with the Sun and blending the Sun’s talents, energy, optimism, and initiative with Saturn’s skills, skepticism, master planning, determination, and enduring patience. We need our family, friends, and everyone else to be equal and to live, work, and play in harmony. Clients ask, “How long will I live?” “When will I die?” Everyone dies. Life is about quality, not quantity. I encourage my clients to be responsible for their thoughts and feelings.
Courage, strength, wisdom, and grace embody the four pillars that support good mental, emotional, and physical health. Responsibility, discipline, determination, and devotion are ideas, ideals, and values that help us build sound structures on solid foundations. Spirituality is innate, but godliness is earned by practicing faith, virtue, integrity, loyalty, dignity, nobility, and honesty. Shine your brightest light on your innate talents, abilities, and desires. Be clear in your intentions, decisions, and actions. You too can be an alchemist, your own best friend, and master bull shit detector.
Limericks by Steve Benko ~ Artwork by Mark Seltman
Said Donald, “Our minions I’ll galvanize, And with porn stars and thugs again fraternize. Vlad, I’m walking on air, But though Mueller was fair, For my insults I’ll never apologize.”
Personal and collective psyche transform as Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto transit our zodiac. Uranus was the only outer planet to transit Aries in the 20th Century (1927–1935). Uranus in Aries brought fierce individualism, pioneering spirit, abundant energy, and limitless financial resources to facilitate bringing concepts to fruition. Uranus inspired our collective psyche through revolutionary technological changes. Here are some images and events inspired and symbolized by Uranus’s path through Aries.
Physics and astronomy created the “Big Bang”
theory of an ever-expanding universe
the first Supermarket in Queens, NY
German ophthalmologist pioneered the first contact lens
drive-in movie theater opened in New Jersey
A replaced the Model T Ford
air-conditioned office building in USA ~ San Antonio Texas
Lindbergh made first solo flight from New York to Paris
was captive when Lindbergh’s 20-month-old son was kidnapped
Tse-Tung developed guerrilla warfare tactics that conquered China
Trotsky was expelled from the communist party
Federal government entered field of
hydroelectric power with Boulder Dam
all talking motion picture, ‘The Jazz Singer’, starring Al Jolson
of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences was born
The stock market crashed, forcing people to
re-examine their values and institutions
Uranus completed its eighty-four year cycle in the spring of 2011, turbulently returning to Aries to crumble regimes, topple demagogues, ignite cities, and fuel an Arab Spring that would spread across the Mid-East. Devastating earthquakes in Japan forever changed how governments look at nuclear power policies. We’ll forever be dealing with the fallout and consequences. Protesters in Spain set the stage for Occupy Movements in New York and London. Osama Bin Laden was killed. His demise appeared on Twitter before it was officially announced by the Whitehouse. WikiLeaks raised our awareness of government secrets, conspiracies, and everything we should never take for granted!
Irrational interpretations of our second amendment have been adopted by extremist and fundamentalist ideologues. Armies of angry, confused, and frustrated folk with semi-automatic weapons of mass destruction are only a banana peel away from becoming nutcases with guns. The NRA, evangelicals, corrupt politicians, and partisan politics have laid the groundwork for another Civil War as Uranus leaves Aries. The Devil tempts and seduces his disciples to betray our minds, hearts, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and planet. Too many emperors are beasts and frogs, clothed in lies and alternative facts that must be seen through a lens of good sense. A catastrophic choice can take many years and many hard lessons before healthy change is implemented.
la vista baby”
Uranus’s unpredictability, along with the blood, guts, and gore of war are a scary combo. Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn can be noble and highly spiritual, or poisoned by passion, devoured by lust, and consumed by greed, hatred, fear, and terror. We must shift our broken philosophical and spiritual paradigms or be doomed to an eternity of mass post-traumatic stress disorder (MPTSD). The “Big Bang” is a tale of neutrons, plastics recycling, supermarkets, laundromats, homogenized milk, Wonder Bread, Scotch Tape, and the Model T. Why has the human race become a race against bad shit happening? Must we always lose what we have to value what we had?
Personal & Collective Psyche transform as Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto change sign. Uranus transits each sign of our zodiac for seven years. It takes eighty-four years to orbit our sun through twelve signs. Uranus entered Aquarius twice in the 20th Century. 1912 to 1919 bombarded our psyche with sudden unexpected political and social upheaval that challenged our philosophical and spiritual ideologies, faith in humanity, and trust in ourselves. Uranus transited Aquarius again in 1996. Had we chosen love and brotherhood over selfishness and convenience, we’d be building bridges instead of walls!
“The lips of wisdom are closed, except to the ears of understanding”
1912 ~ “Unsinkable Titanic” sunk on its maiden voyage. Karmic lesson in hubris
1913 ~ Tornadoes & Floods devastated Middle America. 3,000 dead + $100,000,000, an expensive lesson in preparedness
1914 ~ World War I ~ Hatred, Fear, & Terror levied a heavy toll on humanity
1915 ~ German submarine torpedoed British Ocean Liner Lusitania
Alexander Graham Bell catalyzed mass communications with the first transcontinental phone call made Jan 25th, 1915. A powerful concept’s time had arrived…
1916 ~ Would a wall have prevented Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary, from invading the USA? Woodrow Wilson retaliated by sending 6,000 troops into Mexico
Official Gazette of London published the names of 80 United States firms suspected of trading with Germany. Prescott Bush, a banker, was among them.
1917 ~ USA declared war on Germany. Hitler’s enemies became our allies. Bigotry became more bountiful, catalyzing the worst race riot in American history in Illinois
Congress amended laws that prohibited beer, wine, and liquor from being profitable
1918 ~ Daylight Savings Time. Spanish Flu was the worst pandemic since the Bubonic Plague wiped out one quarter of Europe’s population in the 14th century
1919 ~ Prohibition was ratified as the 18th amendment to our constitution. Congress failed to ratify the Treaty of Versailles. President Wilson disagreed and went on public tour to fight the decision. He died trying.
Hermes was the true father of modern medicine, communications, and the ‘Cell Phone’. Hermes knew everything is made of cells. He taught our brain is the hardware. Our job is to connect our inner with outer cells and fine tune our links. In Greek myth, Hermes was reputedly a real man, the mystic teacher of Abraham, who lived for 350 years in the flesh. As a Gemini @ 72, I’m still an adolescent, ‘Peter Pan’, in his finest hour. Joanna, my ‘Wendy’ soul mate, calls me “a piece of work in progress”, still in my first childhood.
Speaking of adolescence, male vanity and virility was popularized when Pfizer introduced Viagra in Aries of 1998. The stock market created a new form of gambling called “internet day trading”. DVDs became the fastest growing consumer electronics product in history. Bribes and drugs tarnished the Olympic Games. Our innocence and civil liberties were transformed as our ideas, illusions, and delusions about private and social security and stability dissolved. What we think of our past, present, and future matters.
Body piercing and tattoos became popular. President Clinton’s first political act of 1996 was to sign a welfare reform bill that made life harder for poor people. Havenots were deceived, divided, and demoralized, by the powers the that be. Madeline Albright became first female Secretary of State. Ellen DeGeneres was the first gay star of an ABC sitcom. Taiwan’s first democratic election was held. Four major plane crashes happened.
Neptune rules vision, illusion, delusion, and confusion. In 1998, Neptune in Aquarius represented the House of Representatives impeaching Bill Clinton for giving “perjurious false and misleading” testimony in front of a grand jury. Leo rules Bill, whose hands, sun, mercury, saturn, and pluto are Leo. Rest assured Hillary (Hera) mercilessly tortured Bill’s sorry butt when he got caught. Catholics & Protestants voted for peace in Ireland.
The US government and twenty state attorney generals charged Microsoft with anti-trust practices for dominating the Internet access market. Bill Gates has a Scorpio Sun and intuitive hands. Imagine having the power to make gigantic differences for humanity and our planet? What’s the ethical, moral, and spiritual responsibility for knowing the difference? Many poor people give more than Bill Gates, relative to their time and resources.
Neptune entered Pisces in 2012. 1% afflicted and infected the other 99% with spiritual, physical, emotional, ideological, psychological, and philosophical pathogens and dis~ease. Our illusions, delusions, and deceptions of being old, poor, sick, disabled, and/or unable to afford bad shit happening dissolved. Individual and collective hatred, fear, and terror has prevented us from transforming our inequities into equities. We must recognize and take responsibility for our behavior, values, thinking, feelings, health, relationships, creativity, philosophy, purpose, hopes, desires, fears, and spirituality.
Historians will describe the 21st Century as an era of false prophets and false profits. Neptune in Pisces symbolizes billions of individuals around the world, seeking security, stability, and spiritual answers and instead finding despair, fear, and terror. HAVES rule have nots. Poor folk will always be at the bottom of the barrel scraping for pennies, as plutocrats skim the cream and pay partisan politicians to permit them to deplete, poison, and pollute our planet, manage our healthcare, regulate our welfare, gamble with our social security, and control our pension funds. The middle class are pawns, collateral damage, in a crooked game of chess. If freedom and slavery are opposite extremes, what shades of gray are you?
Never have so few been allowed to influence, manipulate, and control so many. The human race has become a race against bad shit happening and we’re all losing!
Outer planets catalyze massive transformations in both personal and collective psyches as they change signs. The human race is recklessly racing toward an endless cycle of bad shit happening on this darkest day of 2019 ~ Winter Solstice. Saturn and Pluto conjunct in Capricorn solemnly reveal our faulty foundations, shaky structures, and horrible habits. It’s time to balance our personal and collective head and heart. Every thought, choice, and action has consequences. We need to let go of fear and hate and begin loving and nurturing ourselves, each other, and our Mother Earth.
While Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto transited Capricorn in the 20th Century, outdated paradigms of political institutions and social structures began to shift. Uranus in Capricorn revolutionized politics and business from 1989 to 1996. The Iron Curtain and Berlin Wall were ripped down. Germany was reunited on October 3, 1990. The sociopolitical demarcation between East and West vanished. In 1991, the Soviet Union disintegrated into fifteen republics. The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibited discriminating against the disabled. Why do we continue down the path of regression, repression, poisonous philosophies, false patriotism, social discrimination, and fabricated fears?
NASA’s Voyager space probe recorded Uranus orbiting the outer limits of our solar system. Nelson Mandela was released after 27 years behind bars. He galvanized the Anti-Apartheid movement across the globe. Jean Bertrand Aristide, radical priest, was Haiti’s first freely elected president. Ten months later, the military seized control of his government. After USA Asylum, Aristide returned to office (1994), along with 20,000 American troops. Operation Desert Storm liberated Kuwait from Iraqi invaders. Bosnia declared independence from Yugoslavia ~ resulting in a religious civil war that pitted Serbs and Croats against Muslims. Genocide in Yemen, Syria, Sudan, and Somalia supported and promoted hatred across the globe. Why do we waste valuable time and resources on useless programs in outer space when we could spend them wisely in the here and now?
Johnny Carson retired after 30 years (Saturn return) of the TONITE Show. Representatives from over 100 countries met in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992 to try to figure out how to save the earth. Common sense is no longer good sense.
Expect the Unexpected. The USA and UN brokered a prickly cease-fire to end ethnic cleansing. PLO leader Yassar Arafat shook hands with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to try to end hatred. The Irish Republican Army agreed to lay down its arms for a role in Northern Ireland’s political future. Smoking was banned in New York City restaurants. More women began smoking cigars. The Brady Bill for gun control was signed into law thirteen years after Brady was shot and paralyzed. Why are so many semi-automatic weapons being sold to psychotic people who use them for mass shootings in schools, religious sites, and shopping malls? Why do we continue to choose leaders who ignore humanitarian and environmental values and worship greed? Why are we abandoning our good health and the good health of our planet?
Neptune began transiting Capricorn in 1984. Lines between chemical industries and moral responsibilities dissolved. A gas leak from a Union Carbide plant in India killed over 3,000 people. British scientists pinpointed a hole in the earth’s ozone layer. In 1987, after seeing the hand writing on the wall, fifty-three nations signed a treaty pledging to reduce the number of CFCs in our atmosphere.
The most serious nuclear accident in history occurred at Chernobyl, killing thirty-one people instantly. 40,000 were later diagnosed with Cancer from too much exposure to Radiation. Chernobyl will be eternally toxic! The Exxon Valdez shipwreck was the worst oil spill in history, contaminating hundreds of miles of Alaska shoreline and killing many thousands of innocent creatures. Why choose fossil fuels and environmental pollution over clean energy and sustainability?
In 1994, Monsanto, creator of Agent Orange, PCBs, DDTs, and Dioxins, launched “Round-up Ready” GMO soybeans, approved by the FDA. “Frankenfood” was born. Environmental activists fought while FDA folly was parodied on late night TV. Mad Cow disease appeared in the UK in 1996. The slim line between science fiction and reality was crossed when the first sheep was cloned in Scotland in 1997. The FDA approved a drug called AZT, designed to treat AIDS. El Nino was blamed for bizarre weather conditions in 1997 and 1998. Why use ‘Roundup’, when we know it’s carcinogenic? Why deny climate change?
Neptune transformed illusions of fatherhood. Me too pussy grabber Bill Cosby was the most popular father in 1984. As Saturn transited Scorpio, Bill wasn’t practicing what he was preaching. He had little awareness of how his karma would reward him for his actions when Saturn returned to Scorpio in 2014. Racial bigots Archie Bunker and Homer Simpson became wildly popular. ‘Married with Children’ warped visions of fatherhood. Disney produced a powerful father and son story, ‘The Lion King’. Murphy Brown revealed her Animus to the Collective Psyche’s repressed and vulnerable Anima. She encouraged other females not to give away their power. Why elect and appoint rapists and pussy grabbers to leadership roles in public office? Are there enough of us who are willing to do whatever it takes to create a healthier and happier world.
Ivan Boesky preached virtuosity and honesty and practiced insider trading. Frenzied mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers began in 1980, destabilizing financial institutions. General Electric purchased media giants NBC and RCA. Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) collapsed. Regulators from 69 countries seized assets and charged officers who hid substantial losses from investors. Congress closed the House of Representatives Bank in the wake of scandal. Why give billionaires our hard earned $?
Neptune dissolved political and financial structures. Mikhail Gorbachev reformed controls to keep the Soviet Union together. Growing concerns over growing federal deficit catalyzed the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act. Congress failed to control its spending and rather than assume the massive mandatory cuts specified, it was scrapped in 1990. Reagan deficits soared to two trillion dollars (2X 1981). Black Monday crashed with unexpected steep dropping stock prices. Texaco filed the largest bankruptcy in history. As national deficits grow greater, our middle class grows poorer, and have-nots more desperate than ever!
History repeats itself. Pluto corrupts. The top 1/10th of 1% is above the law and beyond scrutiny. The 99% are well aware of the greed and selfishness of the 1%. Deceptive business practices, dark conspiracies, devious plans, and greedy capitalists darkly manifest through Pluto. Partisan politics, greed, hypocrisy, and selfishness ‘can be’ transformed to healthy values, ethical morality, and transcendent spirituality. “The All is in All & All is in The All” Hermes
Nostradamus predicted that time of Pluto in Capricorn would destabilize major financial structures and burst bubbles created by an illusion of social security. How does reform work in broken social systems? A Congress and Senate is fed by lies and greed! What happens when the Federal Reserve Bank (Capricorn) destabilizes? How should we prepare for fluctuating interest rates and inflation?
We must reuse, recycle, and recreate our infrastructure, find revolutionary ways to manage energy, and nourish our environment. Fossil fuels must be purposed for sustainable products and not be squandered. Recycling and reuse must be implemented on a massive scale to be practical and cost effective.
The Declaration of Independence was signed July 4 1776. Many astrologers dispute whether Gemini or Sagittarius is rising. Regardless, the USA Sun, Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury are in Cancer. As Pluto opposes Cancer, Plutocrats will attempt to control everyone. We’ll be challenged for economic power and lose our status as a world leader. Like smug short-sighted little children, we take what’s most valuable for granted and then must lose it to learn to value it. Just wait until Cyber-terrorism reaches into our computers, cell phones, and other available electronic devices to influence more than our elections. Humanity’s list of needs is endless and eternal. We must learn to build bridges, healthy highways, and accessibility for all, not walls.
NYC’s charter was signed on January 1 1898 at 12:01 am. AS Pluto transited NYC’s Sun in Capricorn in 2013, chaos was catalyzed in physical and financial infrastructures, public transportation, and political corruption. World challenges included hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, earthquakes, droughts, wildfires, and other unnatural anomalies due to human environmental abuse. Capricorn rises in the USSR constitution, which promises political and economic upheaval. In the final analysis, Pluto teaches us where responsibility begins and accountability ends. The bottom line does not justify the means.
Donaldemort and his Dementors are gluttonous grifters who have abolished science, ignored morality, and abused spirituality in the name of religion. They squander our natural resources and destroy our environment as they pollute our respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems, abuse our bodies, poison our minds, and rape our spirits. We permit them to deny responsibility for their behaviors and actions and they suffer no serious societal consequences. Humanity must replace hate, fear, and terror with loving leadership, helpful attitudes, and nourishing actions.
Outer planets transform
personal and collective psyche and catalyze corresponding outer worldly changes
as they transit the signs of our zodiac. Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto revolutionized,
reformed, and transformed 20th Century Sagittarius. Psycho-social
paradigms of politics, commerce, and religion shifted radically and dramatically.
Uranus transited Sagittarius
from 1981-1988. Politics became accessible to females. Sandra D. O’Connor became
the first Woman elected to the Supreme Court. Geraldine Ferraro was the first
woman nominated by the Democratic Party for Vice President. Benazir Bhutto became
the first female prime minister of a Muslim country in Pakistan’s first free
election since 1977.
Uranus brings sudden and unexpected upheaval and disaster. The
space shuttle Challenger exploded on takeoff in 1986, while millions watched in
horror on their TV screens. Ronald Reagan created “Star Wars”, an absurd and
overly expensive national defense idea. Greenpeace’s flagship, Rainbow Warrior,
was bombed while protesting France’s nuclear testing. George Bush Sr. was the
first sitting Vice President elected as president since 1836. IBM introduced
personal PCs. AT&T’s communication monopoly ended via Anti-Trust and Department
of Justice in 1974.
Sagittarius rules publishing and religion. In 1989, Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini sentenced Salman Rushdie to death after publishing The Satanic Verses. Rushdie’s tales of good and evil incited riots in India and book burnings in England. His literary success fueled an ocean of fear and stirred teeming cauldrons of Islamic hatred!
Neptune transited Sagittarius from 1970 to 1984. The idealism of the 60’s transformed to pessimism with a marked lack of trust in national institutions. The war in Vietnam united masses of skeptical angry protestors, ready for confrontation. The Arab oil embargo created a major energy crisis in 1973 that ‘taught’ US not to take energy for granted. We believe gas is expensive, and yet ownership of energy sources, uses, and abuses drive western gas prices artificially lower than they should be. Raising gas prices is essential to increasing profits and catalyzing openings of controversial pipelines that endanger our environment; however, no matter how expensive fossil fuels become; they’re cheap compared to the costs of long range consequences of their misuse for our world and souls!
Neptune rules false prophets, delusion, deception, and victimization. Richard Nixon was the first President to announce his resignation in 1974. New York was the first city to be bailed out of bankruptcy by the federal government in 1975. A religious paradigm shifted when the Catholic Church elected its first non-Italian pope in four centuries. Mother Theresa accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in the name of the poor. In 1979, Televangelist Jerry Falwell founded the ‘Moral Majority’, which became the ‘Immoral Majority’ sometime prior to January 20th 2001.
Neptune can be imaginary, illusionary, and visionary. Neptune rules chemicals and drugs. The first test-tube baby was conceived out of a womb in Leo in 1978. Genetic engineering generated new horrors for theologians, religious fundamentalists, and ideological extremists. Environmental activists protested industries that created “Acid Rain”. The ‘Three Mile Island’ fiasco derailed several major nuclear energy projects in 1979. The World Health Organization announced an end to smallpox. Crack cocaine became popular. A deadly sexual epidemic was officially named AIDS in 1981. Fear of eventual pandemic spread.
Pluto transited Sagittarius
from 1995 to 2008, transforming politics, big business, and religion. Political
extremism, corporate greed, religious fanaticism, white supremacy, 2nd
amendment rights, fundamentalism, and strategic terrorism flourished and thrived
in fertile soil. Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a
right-wing law student. The Middle East peace process was disrupted. Great
Britain finally let go of Hong Kong. President Clinton resumed diplomatic
relations with communist Vietnam. Hundreds of thousands of Black Men flocked to
Washington to march for freedom. It was the first time in 40 years Republicans
controlled congress. Y2K was not end time.
Author’s Note: The NYT Millennium issue queried various metaphysical prognosticators with good reputations what will happen when 1999 becomes 2000. They published half a dozen predictions. Mine was that on January 2nd, we wake up, brush our teeth, and go to work!
Sex scandals rocked
the Catholic Church. The House of Representatives impeached and later
acquitted Bill Clinton for lying about his sexploits. Two students killed
themselves after murdering twelve students and a teacher at Columbine High
School in Littleton Colorado. The Unabomber was caught and sentenced to life in
prison. Oklahoma City bombing established large-scale American terrorism on our
soil. On 9/11, government power transformed, giving leaders permission to
supersede human rights and civil liberties. Political machines preempted war
without world consent. Lairs of corporate foxes tended the hen houses while
packs of political wolves herded the sheep. Sacred cows birthed golden calves.
Saturn began its journey through Sagittarius on December 23,
2014, after twenty-eight years of visiting eleven other signs and houses. Astrologers
predicted Saturn would wield a sobering influence on society as it transited from
Sagittarius to Capricorn. Saturn’s process is about embracing responsibility and
choosing structure, discipline, and focus. Saturn rules bureaucracy, big
business, and established institutions including transportation,
communications, food, housing, healthcare, law, politics, and religion. Father
Time asks us to be here and now.
transportation. Sagittarians love prestige and luxury and choose power and
status. They leave racing to Aries and showing off to Leo. The lords of cars
must shift the paradigm of profit before people. Industry must become more spiritual
in its outlook and truthful in its actions. Guzzling fossil fuels is
unsustainable. Do we truly need hundreds of horses galloping under our hoods?
Perpetuating an illusion that overly expensive powerful gas
guzzling cars are glamorous, maintains a delusion that it’s OK to deplete our planet’s
natural resources and poison our environment. Car companies pretend their products
are healthy! One responsibility of transportation is rethinking the future of transportation,
like creating led light, clean energy, inexpensive communications, and global good
health. Raising mass consciousness is profitable for humanity and our planet.
As our planet warms, cools, floods, quakes, droughts, burns, and
is blown by giant winds, fossil fuel prices remain artificially repressed,
while legislation prevents sustainably minded competitors from building sound
structures on solid foundations. We must cut our energy umbilical cords and
think globally while acting locally. Fuel efficient, non-polluting, practical,
and economical mass transportation is essential to creating a healthy world and
economy. Energy, Transportation, and Communications must be transformed concurrently.
We go wherever and whenever we want in the comfort and safety of our cars. Hidden costs are usurious, insidious and deceitful. We guzzle gas, fight oil wars, deplete, squander, and waste finite resources, and poison our mother’s body, circulatory, and respiratory systems. Too much carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and other toxic waste hover everywhere in space and time and by degree. Smoke, smog, and other human waste poison our oceans, reservoirs, rivers, streams, and tributaries. Pestilential pollution sticks to the walls of our veins and coagulates in our arteries like cholesterol on its way to a coronary. Our highways and roads are like varicose veins feeding bloated glands that nourish the cancerous sores we call cities. We must shift our usurious false paradigms, and steer ourselves from death and destruction toward a hopeful future characterized by clear intent, healthy values, critical thinking, honest feelings, right use of willpower, good physical health, honest relationships, and freedom to explore our creativity, philosophy, purpose, dreams, fears, and spirituality.
The human race has become a race against bad shit happening. Why do we wander across barren deserts and toxic wastelands? Greed and avarice are symptoms of poisonous partisan political philosophies, flawed fundamentalist religious doctrines, extremist social ideologies, and too many erratic personalities. Too many unhealthy psyches are running around with too many guns and second amendment rights. Why do we aimlessly worship sacred cows and hopelessly pray to golden calves? Trading money for values and substituting religion for spirituality has never worked. Lies are fueling humanity’s race toward bad shit happening. Loving is one answer, but beware loving too much or your frightened neighbors will nail you to a cross and make a martyr out of you.
Hermes teaches us that our destiny is in our hands. “The lips of
wisdom are closed, except to the ears of understanding”. Jupiter transited Sagittarius
this past year, unveiling the greed of capitalism and revealing the real present
and future costs of climate change. Why must we lose what we value to value
what we had? We must choose healthy values and accept full responsibility for being
our healthiest selves while creating a healthier world for all.
Why don’t we see the forest from the trees? How can we be
healthier in more sustainable ways? Uranus transits Taurus May 14, 2018 ~ Nov
7, 2025. I pray for a rebirth of practical good sense, accepting responsibility,
choosing courage, strength, grace, and wisdom, and embracing truth, nobility,
dignity, integrity, ethics, and virtue.
When outer planets change zodiacal sign, personal and collective
psyches transform forever. Pluto, Uranus, and Neptune’s journey through 20th
Century Scorpio changed our views of Sex, Secrets, Violence, Money, and Death. Pluto
takes twenty years to change sign. Pluto was home in Scorpio from 1984 to 1995.
It doubled its speed and potency in quest of full power.
Astrology’s eighth house rules secrets, sexuality, death, and other
money. Sex scandals ousted
Senator Gary Hart, while greed and hubris infected televangelist Jim Bakker, dismissed as minister of the Assemblies of God denomination. Tried, in 1989, he was convicted
in federal court on 24 counts of fraud and conspiracy. Bakker diverted millions of dollars to pay for his and Tammy’s
grandiose lifestyle. Bakker was convicted of fraud for duping his followers out of 158
Homosexuals exited their closets in masses in the late 70’s ~ early 80’s to be everyday conversation. HIV prevention and condoms were promoted on national TV to stop the spread of AIDS.
Scorpio can be healthy and evolved like a Phoenix who rises from the ashes. Scorpio can also be perverted by secret sexual control fantasies. As Pluto passed through Scorpio, untimely demises flourished and blossomed. Too many had too many horrible hypocritical secrets. Souls sold to the Devil while pleasuring themselves by corrupting innocence. A seduction turns Scorpio on, but the betrayal is what gets him off! By making an unholy alliance with the Devil, he catalyzes predatory preachers who rape the innocent souls they were entrusted to protect ~ a crime punishable in HELL.
When Jupiter entered
Scorpio on October 10, 2017, greedy misogynists grabbed many pussies, repressed
many women from exercising their reproductive rights, and prevented many have
nots from voting, while condoned lying and rewarding the worst of sexual and
business behaviors. A human race became a race against bad shit happening.
Faith healing was no help for AIDS. Fundamentalist religious fanatics,
poisonous partisan politicians, and insane ideologues had plenty to hate and preach
about. Imagine the hubris of ‘CHRISTIAN’ leaders who believe they can steer
hurricanes to punish non-believers. Who call non-Christians ‘Termites’? Who deride
immigrants, Islams, Muslims, or coloreds… clueless idiots who promise nonsense!
1980 put the first professional actor in the White House after the
lowest voter turnout ever. ‘Reaganomics’ didn’t ‘Trickle Down’. Reagan years
were ’20 Mule Team Borax’ and ‘Death Valley Days’ years. When Oliver North
exposed the Iran Contra scandal, he and Reagan played their roles well, managing
to walk quietly away and return unscathed by political scandal.
Other significant violence
was manifesting. Police bombed the headquarters of the black radical group
called MOVE. Terrorists from Palestine Liberation Front seized the Italian
cruise ship Achille Laura. Terrorists bombed Pan Am flight 103, killing 259
passengers and 11 villagers in Scotland.
Neptune regenerates or degenerates. Neptune (Pisces) transited Scorpio from 1957 to 1970, generating sit-ins and peaceful demonstrations and degenerating to race riots, terrorist bombings, and hijackings. New opportunities for spiritual transformation and growth benefited few. Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by `two of her own bodyguards’. Racial tensions rose as Bernard Goetz, the subway vigilante, became a folk hero after he shot four young black men in NYC. He claimed they were robbing him. They claimed they didn’t provoke him. White justice favored Goetz.
Neptune rules dreams,
illusion, and delusion. In an era of escapism, political unrest catalyzed the assassinations
of John Kennedy, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. Tens of thousands went
into exile rather than serve in the Vietnam War. Privileged few had ‘bone despurment’.
Confused and fearful people consume illicit drugs while others devour pornography
and violence. Oral sex and contraceptives were popular. Indiscriminate sex was
Uranus (Aquarius) transited Scorpio from 1975 to 1982. The end of the Vietnam
War for America was the beginning of terror for Cambodia. A senate committee
admitted ‘ASSASSINATION’ was modus operandi in U.S. foreign policy.
Irreverent political humor
nourished hungry audiences. Saturday Night Live flourished and blossomed as poisonous
partisan politics sparked a revival of satire and parody. Uranus transits
Taurus (values) as it opposes (death and transformation) Scorpio and catalyzes irreversible
changes in our personal and collective psyches, philosophies, and purpose. We’ll
never ever take what we value or have failed to value for granted again!
HAVES need to learn they can no longer afford not to give back
to ‘have-nots’ in some significant way rather than take them for granted.
Have-nots need to be appreciated for any and all good things. Our Founding
Fathers saw us as children, truly wanting what’s best for all (despite personal
prejudices and programming). Thanks to them, we say what’s on our minds and
share what’s in our hearts via first amendment rights!
Scorpio symbolizes power, women, sex, and death. Persephone and
Helen of Troy are two. Episcopal Church ordained its first woman in 1974. Barbara
Walters was First Lady News anchor on ABC TV in 1976. Scorpio rules
reproductive functions. MIT scientists created the first synthetic gene in 1976.
The first test tube baby was conceived outside of the womb in 1978. The first
Death sentence in ten years was carried out when convicted murderer Gary
Gilmore went before a firing squad in 1977.
Scorpio rules garbage. No one wanted our notorious Garbage Barge that ferried 3,100 tons of toxic waste 6,000 miles before returning to NIMBY, to be incinerated for all to breathe. Speaking of refuse, Fidel Castro’s “Freedom Flotilla” highly embarrassed US officials when we realized that Castro had unloaded his underworld criminals, mentally ill, and other misfits on us. Over 1,000 “No Nukes” protesters were arrested on Wall Street on the 50th anniversary of the 1929 stock market crash. Who will be protesting on its 100th anniversary?
In 1975, the ‘Rocky
Horror Picture Show’ became an instant cult classic. Its message was ‘anything
goes’ (as long as you’re not hurting anyone). Punk Rock was rebellious, unconventional,
and nihilistic. Uranus in Scorpio brought us Ultrasound, which became an
alternative to x-ray radiation. Palimony suits became popular. IBM introduced personal
PCs and transformed communications. Performance art became popular and an exciting
venue for all creative artists. Personal gender identity needed to be accepted or
face the dire consequence of fear and hatred.
Only guarantees in
life are Death, Taxes, and Insurance. Insurance is 8th house. It implies
we have something of value (2nd house) to
protect. We pay to play. You can purchase Insurance, a contract that guarantees
one party pays another party against a specified loss. When premiums are paid,
we worry less about costs and consequences of bad shit happening to family,
health, home, car, property, or whatever we value that’s insurable.
Insurance is premeditated gambling. The insured shoots craps and
always loses, even when they win. Your insurance agent is your bookie. Your
insurer is the casino. The house is always favored financially due to statistics,
permutations, combinations, and probabilities. High risks are wedded to high
stakes. You can generalize your prospects by examining actuarial tables and know
your odds by observing your premiums.
Insuring is often confused with ensuring or assuring. Life is
not ensured or assured. Spraying crops with pesticides ensures fewer bugs,
weeds, and funguses. It assures we eat, drink, breathe, and apply some degree
of toxic chemicals to our lungs, guts, hair, skin, mouths, nails, toes, genitals,
or whatever. Investing Social Security in the Stock Market doesn’t insure,
ensure, or assure the market won’t collapse. Employees of Enron believed pensions
ensured and assured a secure retirement. They didn’t. Conserving energy ensures
we will have more energy and waste fewer natural resources. Drilling for oil in
wilderness does not insure we will have enough oil. It does ensure and assure we
will have environmental, social, political, and planetary health problems. Offering
vengeance as a solution to violence assures more violence.
Everyone dies. Life insurance protects the living. What’s the
premium for a graceful and painless final exit? How much $$$ are the last years,
months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, and seconds of your life worth? Learn more about Dying with Dignity by reading Final
Exit by Derek Humphrey. When your time comes, having a logical,
practical, painless, and peaceful alternative to facing a future of dependency,
lack of awareness of love, pain, or poverty in old age is a good idea. Or not…
“Dr. Death” (Jack Kevorkian) inspired me to create a ‘Dr. Death Do It Yourself Kit’. When I decide to end the insanity of trying to be a sane person in an insane world and can no longer maintain my good health, I plan to leave this planet as peacefully and painlessly as possible and leave others with as small a mess as possible to clean up. An oxygen mask and a tank of helium will expedite an independent, painless, peaceful, and non-messy final exit.
Mixing politics, religion, and profit with our 2nd amendment rights will surely backfire on the NRA. Laws enable us to own and use weapons. Laws become regretfully inadequate when desperate angry have-nots with guns become fearful and hysterical enough to use them. Boundaries between sanity and insanity blur. Haves will have to protect their royalty, families, and possessions from the ravenous masses of gun owners scraping for pennies at the bottom of the barrel.
Our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual futures and the future of our planet and world are threatened with chaos and destruction. Our Constitution armed whoever is ready, willing, and able to protect our families, ideologies, and beliefs and has permitted us to exercise our rights to declare open season on tyranny, greed, and the extinction of Tyrantosaurus Hex and his merry band of Repuglicans.
2019 ~ Fall Equinox ~ massive paradigm shifts are causing huge transformations
in personal and collective psyches. Outer planets, symbolizing our inner and
outer worlds are transmuting us through cardinal, fixed, and mutable modalities.
As Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto transited through 20th Century Libra, forces of good and evil
clashed. Unable to balance optimism with pessimism, tolerance with intolerance,
justice with injustice, and progress with regress we had little social and
Uranus transited Aries
(opposing Libra), to Taurus in 2018 and enters Gemini in 2026. Neptune in
Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn point toward poisonous partisan politics and calculating
politicians who deceive voters with empty promises, fueled by hubris, hatred, greed,
gluttony, and a morally and spiritually bankrupt leader.
While Neptune (Pisces) transited Libra from 1942 to 1957, nuclear weapons boomed. The
Atomic Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. President Truman ordered The Atomic
Energy Commission to produce an even bigger `Hydrogen Bomb’. Neptune in Pisces has
given us a deluded Emperor with his finger on the button. Why can’t we see we’re
in this together? Our obligation is to all of humanity. We must nourish future generations
and cultivate healthy behaviors, values, ethics, thinking, feelings, will
power, physical habits, relationships, creativity, philosophies, purpose,
dreams, and spirituality.
Where does fear stop and accountability begin? When do we take
charge of our own destiny? Can humanity prevent ‘bad shit from happening’
instead of always racing towards it?
Nations was born on October 24 1945.
Their Charter was ratified by China, France, Soviet Union, United
Kingdom, and the United States. International cartels firmly established themselves. The European
Common Market was recognized. Civil Rights Movements flourished. Group Psychology
became popular. World Council of
Churches was established. Mother Francis Xavier Cabrini, founder of Missionary
Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, became the first American Citizen to be canonized
by the Roman Catholic Church.
The Devil is hard at
work in our churches. An eternity in hell awaits confused and corrupt priests, who
are tempted with erotic desires that encourage them to misuse their power and spiritually
abuse the sacred souls they were entrusted to protect. No matter what your religion,
humanity is one huge dysfunctional family.
When Neptune exited
Libra in 1957, bestselling novel, Peyton Place, focused on sexual
intrigue in a small town. Allen Ginsberg, a popular poet wrote, “I have seen
the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness”. People born 1942 ~ 1957 tend
to over idealize relationships, seeing them as they want them to be instead of how
they really are. A majority of our political leaders fall within these birthdates
and are utterly blind.
Uranus (Aquarius) transited Libra from 1968 to 1975. The spirit of nationalism
shifted from optimism to pessimism. Faith in progress turned into
disillusionment in national institutions and world progress. The period was
marked by useless popular inventions like a pet rock, giant platform shoes, and
shag haircuts. Punk Rock, Primal Therapy, and Streaking became popular. The
Supreme Court Legalized Abortions in the first trimester of pregnancy (Roe vs.
Wade). Patriarchy certainly isn’t working for most of us. Isn’t it time for Matriarchy?
Uranus in Taurus and
Pluto in Capricorn have gathered ultra-conservative forces to bias a Supreme
Court that curtails Women’s Rights. Bumbling bureaucrats choose money over values,
promote religion over spirituality, embrace greed over good health, and offer us
a heaping helping of fear, hate, confusion, and delusion. Where has our honesty,
integrity, dignity, courage, strength, grace, virtue, and wisdom gone. Our personal
and planetary health is controlled by too many pussy grabbers, fearful haters,
and gluttonous shitholes. We must take responsibility for our own well-being
In 1968, Governor George
Wallace, a racial bigot from Alabama, announced he’d be running for President
on a newly formed American Independent Party ticket. He threatened to repeal
the “so called civil rights laws”. In 1971, an assassination attempt left
candidate Wallace paralyzed from the waist down. Will history repeat itself? Diplomat
Henry Kissinger approved the financing of clandestine CIA activities in Chile
aimed at preventing the election and inauguration of Salvador Allende as
Patty Hearst popularized ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ after she was kidnapped and brain-washed by the Symbionese Liberation Army. A military junta deposed Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie. The most popular show on TV was a comic satire about a racist named Archie Bunker. Racism is a topic of pundits these days, but much less funny.
In Taurus, Uranus has brought us a naked Emperor who has chosen to build walls between us and our closest neighbors as he builds ideological, philosophical, and spiritual walls between us and the rest of civilization. While preaching Christian Values, he practices the seven deadly sins: lust, greed, envy, wrath, pride, gluttony, and sloth.
Pluto (Scorpio) transited Libra from 1971 to 1983. That period marked the launch
of the environmental movement RRR ~ Reuse, Recycle, and Recreate. Growers
and pickers reached a settlement that ended nearly ten years of grape boycotts
(led by Cesar Chavez). Farm workers finally had bargaining power. They strived
together to accept, compromise, and sacrifice to achieve their goals.
In 1954, Neptune was in Libra and Pluto
was in Leo. In the case of Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court ruled
racial segregation of schools was unconstitutional. On April 20, 1971, United States Supreme
Court upheld the use of busing to achieve racial desegregation in
schools. Unfortunately, making something law, doesn’t erase hatred. ‘Haves’ must learn to understand
what ‘Have Nots’ have not.
An arm of the Palestine Liberation Organization terrorized the
1972 summer Olympics in Munich. Prime Minister Idi Amin
slaughtered over 300,000 Ugandans and alienated his country from the rest of
the world. Violence in Ireland forced Britain to seize control of Northern
Ireland and suspend the Protestant controlled parliament. In 1975 South Vietnam
crumbled, bringing an end to the Vietnam War. Because of the Karen Ann Quinlan
case, `right to die’ rulings were enacted all across the USA. The serial killer
“Son of Sam” was put away after terrorizing both males and females in NYC.
Religious extremist Jim Jones’s followers drank the cool aid and died.
“The Lips of Wisdom are closed, except to the Ears of Understanding” ~ Hermes
Outer planetary transits influence our personal psyche and symbolize transformations in our collective psyche as they change sign. While Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto transited Virgo in the 20th Century, preconceived paradigms were revolutionized, dissolved, and transformed. It’s no surprise we’re reaping the consequences of ignoring history as our physical and psychological climate decline. Virgo is transforming us again through its current opposition from Neptune in Pisces, along with transits of Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto in earth signs. People born 1962 – 1968 with Uranus and Pluto in Virgo, analyze, compartmentalize, organize, and rationalize their lives. Their greatest challenge is to balance practicality with spirituality.
When Neptune entered Virgo in 1929, her dark and nebulous side manifested
as Wall Street crashed and catalyzed the great depression. When Neptune left
Virgo in 1943, we were submerged in confusion over the Second World War. Mass
propaganda and deception had poisoned the rationality of Germany as it poisons
us now. Millions of innocent people were exterminated in the name of racial
purity. Humanitarians and labor unions were born during this period. Both are
dying these days. New concepts in medicine such as psychosomatic illness were
presented. Neurotics who were terrified of reality ran from responsibility. “We
Want Beer” marches were held in cities across the country to protest
prohibition, which was soon to be successfully repealed.
Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin’s motion picture, was released. The
top money making movie of 1938 was Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, complete with wicked
stepmother; handsome prince; woodland setting; huntsman, seven doting dwarves;
and a happy ending. The best-selling book of 1936 was Margaret
Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind. Silk stockings
transformed into nylon stockings. DuPont was unable to satisfy the demand.
Gasoline rationing was put into effect in 1942. A new mold discovered on
cantaloupe yielded ten times the penicillin as previous sources to reduce
shortages. Neptune in Virgo people born 1929 ~ 1943 were destined to “serve or
Pluto entered the sign of Virgo in 1957, we realized how easily we’d become
slaves to scientific and technological trends. Awareness of the dangers of
chemical pollutants affecting our environment entered our mass consciousness.
Environmental special interest groups were formed. Geneva nuclear test ban
talks reconvened. Official school prayers became unconstitutional. People born
from 1957 to 1971 were avid consumers of bottled water and health foods which have
become huge businesses, consumers of fossil fuels, and planetary polluters.
When Pluto left Virgo in 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, former Deputy
Secretary of Defense, leaked the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times. The
Times also published government documents about the history of the Vietnam War
that revealed that the American public had been consistently lied to. Anti-war
demonstrators protested in Washington where two thousand Vietnam veterans
rallied. Many threw their combat medals on the steps of the capitol. Daniel Ellsberg
was indicted for espionage and conspiracy. The 26th amendment
giving eighteen year olds the right to vote became law.
Uranus transited the sign of Virgo from 1962 to 1968. A `good
health’ revolution in consciousness began with natural and organic foods.
Rachel Carson’s bestselling book Silent Spring highlighted
ecology and stimulated concern for widespread damage caused by pesticides and
technological progress. Holistic healers appeared. Cigarette companies were
forced to print health warnings on packaging and advertising.
Health is a mundane
correspondence for Virgo. Good health is a birthright that we all deserve.
Everyone has physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual challenges. Corrupt politicians,
partisan government, acquisitive pharmaceutical companies, and greedy brokers
of healthcare insurance have negatively transformed our healthcare system by
extorting people who can’t afford health insurance and refusing to help those
unable to help themselves. Avaricious drug companies care more for profit than
people. Megalomaniacal managed care providers bribe prejudiced partisan politicians
to enforce their rules. Materialistic money managers along with egotistical plutocrats
prosper while dedicated doctors are forced to ignore root causes and treat
symptoms with overpriced medications. Saturn transited Virgo from 9/2007 –
10/2009. Seeds for structural change were sown and the Affordable Care Act was
Civil rights became
turbulent. Voter registration drives and segregation protests increased.
Several thousand black and white supporters were arrested. A black church in
Birmingham Alabama was bombed killing four girls. Two more blacks died in riots
following that bombing. President Johnson signed the most important civil
rights act in US history on July 2 1964, integrating all public accommodations
and prohibiting job discrimination. Sadly, legislating equality doesn’t
eliminate prejudice. Malcolm X was assassinated while speaking in NYC in 1965.
Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black Supreme Court justice in
1967. Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis while supporting a
sanitation worker’s strike in 1968. Riots in 125 cities after his death
resulted in 46 more deaths.
Senator Robert Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles shortly after becoming the Democratic front-runner for the presidential nomination. Anti-Vietnam war rallies were being held in major cities and universities across the country.
The worst earthquake in modern history leveled Anchorage Alaska. Jonas Salk discovered the polio vaccine and inoculated the masses. The first transatlantic TV broadcast was made via AT&T’s privately owned satellite Telstar. The first televised presidential debates were broadcast. Russians crash landed the first spacecraft on the moon. Pop Art had its first exhibition. Rock & Roll became popular. The Beatles skyrocketed to musical fame and fortune. Bob Dylan became a superstar while singing about the hypocrisy of American values and culture.
The handwriting is on the wall. When will we honestly examine our past and make healthier choices for a healthier future? Must history repeat no sense and nonsense? Gluttonous liars govern western culture without reason, evidence, science, statistics, or heart. Our soulless, heartless, and clueless Emperor has no clothes. Any sane person can see him themselves. Hate and fear must be changed into love and courage!
Cancer is a cardinal water sign, ruled by our moon. Our moon influences our oceans and tides. Cancer is the beginning of summer and the symbolic mother of the USA. Let’s examine the transits of Pluto and Uranus through Cancer in the 20th Century and their influence on personal and collective psyche. I’m publishing this post as our Sun is entering the sign of Cancer.
Pluto (planet of sex, death, transformation, and other people’s
resources), transited Cancer from 1913 to 1938. Partisan politics, nationalism,
and isolationism transformed world ideologies. World War I became World War II.
In 1913, President Wilson pressed a button in the White House that blew up the
Gamboa Dike at the Isthmus of Panama, creating a canal between oceans, and
transforming intercontinental travel by sea. Wilson legislated the Carter-Owen
Bill that established a Federal Reserve System to transform the strangle hold
on the nation’s currency and credit system by banks. Now Plutocratic corporations
are strangling us.
Daylight Saving Time
transformed our nation’s clocks and schedules. Transcontinental telephone
service transformed international communications. World infrastructures and
atomic energy transformed planetary energy sources and usages. NBC was the
first Nationwide Broadcasting Company. Wall Street prospered from war while
soldiers earning $16 per month died in the trenches. President Wilson
established a lottery style draft promoting patriotism. Congress passed the
Espionage Act fining draft dodgers $10,000 and imposing a twenty-year jail
sentence. No child was left behind.
“Do your bit” encouraged citizens to buy Liberty Bonds.
Wheatless-meatless days were promoted. The end of 1919 marked the end of the
Influenza pandemic that caused half a million deaths and a quarter of the
nation’s population to be sick. Prohibition banned liquor for all citizens.
Black markets and bootlegging industries flourished. Black leader Marcus Garvey
organized ‘The Empire of Africa’ with 500,000 followers. He led the largest
mass exodus of Blacks with the least sense of brotherhood in U.S. history.
In 1929, doubt, fear, and panic upset our stock market as we faced our darkest hour. Foundations and structures of home and family transformed. Pluto in Cancer birthed many people who spent their lives taking care of family. Overdeveloped senses of responsibility, guilt, and obligation motivated their children to become dropouts and runaways. That hasn’t worked either.
Uranus (planet of sudden unexpected change, rebellion, and revolution) transited the sign of Cancer from 1949 to 1955. Mothers stopped staying at home and went to work. Women began wearing the “bikini”, a fashionable French bathing suit. ‘I Love Lucy’, a comic show about a housewife and her Cuban bandleader husband became the most popular show on TV. Ranch houses and basement playrooms were popular. The subconscious mind was explored in psychology. If you were born between 1949 and 1955, your psyche is somewhere in time and space between rational and aware and oversensitive and fearful.
We may want to think twice before we elect (or appoint) another
Cancer President. Four USA Presidents were born under the sign of Cancer. George
W Bush (7/6/1946), with his intuitive hands, has an egocentric character to
match his Leo rising. George Bush revealed the worst qualities of
Cancer and Leo in his behavior, presidential intentions, and actions.
Check out these similarities between the four Cancer Presidents.
Like George Bush and Al Gore, John Quincy Adams finished second
in popular vote behind General Andrew Jackson. There was no majority. The
choice was put before the House of Representatives. House Speaker, Henry Clay,
swung the election to Adams. When Adams appointed Clay as Secretary of State,
Jackson followers cried, “Corrupt bargain”. “Of all the men whom it was ever my
lot to accost and to waste civilities upon, he was the most doggedly and
systematically repulsive. With a vinegar aspect, cotton in his leathern ears,
and hatred in his heart, he sat like a bulldog among spaniels.” W.H.
President Calvin Coolidge shared a birthday with the Declaration of Independence. He was infamous for “holding his tongue”, earning him the title, “Silent Cal”. Two of his sayings were: “If you don’t say anything, you won’t be called on to repeat it.” and “The business of America is business.” “He was an economic fatalist with a God given inertia. He knew nothing and refused to learn”. William Allen White
The 38th President, Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr., didn’t know he was adopted until he was seventeen. Gerry didn’t lift a finger around the house. His wife, Betty performed all the domestic chores. As Speaker of the house, Ford passionately pleaded for escalation of the war in Vietnam. He urged “unleashing devastating air and sea power”. He failed to impeach liberal Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas as a favor to his buddy Richard Nixon. Ford granted Nixon a “full complete and absolute pardon” for all crimes relating to Watergate. Ford blamed democrats for a disastrous rate of inflation and warned that electing more would “jeopardize world peace”. He admitted to never reading books, but did find time to watch football on TV.
Congressman Robert Drinan said, “I cannot dislike him personally
— he’s cordial and gracious, but he’s consistently wrong and consistency is a
virtue of small minds. He’s never proposed a constructive solution to
anything”. Lyndon Johnson quipped, Ford “had played too much football with his
helmet off” ~ “Jerry’s the only man I ever knew who can’t walk and chew gum at
the same time”. Reverend Duncan Littlefair declared, “Ford isn’t a bad man, but
he’s dumb—dumb. He shouldn’t be dumb either. He went to school just like
The Dalai Lama (Cancer) is “The Reborn Soul of Buddha”. Orpheus, singer, priest, healer, poet, and musician in Greek myth, he charmed and enchanted Death into letting him enter the matrix of collective unconscious to find his beloved Eurydice. After death warned Orpheus that he’d lose Eurydice if he looked back, a moment of weakness caused him to look back and lose her. The Dalai Lama fled Tibet in 1959 to live as a “simple monk” in a remote corner of Northern India. Unable to return, he chose to promote world peace and love. If hindsight is 20/20, then we must choose hindsight as we vote in 2020.