Posted by: starcatsastrology | August 18, 2011

Tea Party & John Birch Society

John Birch Society,

December 9, 1958

12:00 Noon (no birth time known)

Indianapolis, IN

“Robert Henry Winborne Welch Jr. (December 1, 1899 – January 6, 1985) was an American businessman, political activist and author. He was independently wealthy following his retirement and used that wealth to sponsor anti-communist causes. He co-founded the conservative group the John Birch Society (JBS) in 1958 and tightly controlled it until his death. He became a highly controversial target of criticism by liberals, as well as some leading conservatives.”

Forerunner to the Tea Party (and oftentimes an “inspiration” for the more extreme wing of the Libertarian Party), the John Birch Society has it’s roots in the middle earth of the midwestern state of Indiana.

I was born and raised in Indianapolis in a small enclave called Castleton. The old world and a burgeoning new one met head on against a backdrop of automobiles, zoning disputes, tractors, post WWII fashions, old country churches and the sounds of rock and roll blaring out the radio. I remember our grade school bomb drills where we dropped under our desks and covered out heads. I don’t know how the maneuver would have spared us from Hiroshima like explosions and fall out, but suffice it to say our dear township believed it expedient.

There was the summer when one of the farmers in our area loaded up his crop duster and dropped leaflets (litter!) all over the land stating: THIS COULD HAVE BEEN A BOMB.

Terror of communists plagued the land. The GOP and Joe McCarthy had a field day pushing hard against the old lizard brain (limbic system/pineal gland) of the local GOP who assured us that sharing and caring for our fellow man (women excluded) was going to destroy our great nation.

” . . . Welch claimed that Birch was an unknown but dedicated anti-communist,[6] and the first American casualty, Welch contended, of the Cold War. One of the founding members[21][22][23] was Fred Koch,[24] founder of Koch Industries, one of the largest private corporations in America.[25″

Fred Koch is the father of the infamous Koch Brothers who, along with Dick Armey started funding the astro turf group we know today as the Tea Party.

The John Birch Society solar  horoscope has all the hallmarks needed to identify it as intemperate. Mars at 17 Taurus (the bullheaded ideologue) is opposite exaggerating Jupiter at 19 Scorpio, also known as the accursed degree of the accursed sign. It is conjunct the coiled snake star Serpens aka Unukalhai, a pale yellow star in the neck of the Serpent in the constellation Ophuichus which means, ‘he who holds the serpent‘.

Don’t confuse the sign Taurus with the constellation Ophuichus (located sidereally as opposed to the tropical sky, which correponds to the 12 signs of the zodiac). At any rate, the ancients didn’t have much good to say about Serpens or Unukalhai. With Jupiter, Robson, author of one of the pre-eminent books on fixed stars says, “With Jupiter: Hypocrisy, deceit, banishment, imprisonment or exile. [Robson*, p.214.]” For more on fixed stars visit Anne Wright’s excellent fixed stars site:

The aforementioned Mars in opposition to Jupiter t-squares into radical, revolutionary Uranus. There’s your signature for the crazy. Mars, Jupiter and  Uranus are way over the top even in flowing aspect, but when pitted against each other by opposition into t-square, we have an incendiary mix.

There’s a 5 planet conjunction in religious zeal Sagittarius comprised of Moon, Sun, Venus, Mercury and Saturn. Jupiter on the coiled serpent star (“don’t tread on me”?) is the planet ruler of the 5 planet line-up. Since Jupiter is in that t-Square formation I mentioned above, God, Guns, Guts, and kill me a commie for Christ became identifying slogans of the Birchers in short order.

Ronald Reagan was a Bircher or at least a staunch admirer of them. He was told early in his political career that he had to dial back the intense rhetoric and hide his more extreme views lest he ruin his chances for the governorship of California (and eventually the U.S. presidency).

The evangelical bleed into the movement happened rather early on in JBS’s history. By the time Reagan was running for president, he let it slip (on purpose) that he “spoke in tongues” but please don’t tell anyone . . . of course, the person he  uttered that lie to made sure to announce it widely. Reagan became president, of course, and like the Bushes, promptly threw the evangelicals under the bus.

It doesn’t seem to have detoured them though. In today’s politics Michelle Bachmann, Tea Partier and evangelical Christian, just happened to mention that the country is afraid of “the rise of the Soviet Union.”

That and mistaking the 34th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death (August 16, 2011) with his birthday (January 8, 1935) is enough on its face to disqualify her from being a Wal-Mart greeter, let alone president of the United States.

(Learn about the difference between the Tropical (Western Astrology and Sidereal (Eastern Astrology) zodiacs from Kevin Burk here: )

August 18, 2011


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