Posted by: starcatsastrology | November 2, 2011

Wings

Wings
by Czech poet, Miroslav Holub

We have
a map of the universe
for microbes,
we have
a map of a microbe
for the universe.
We have a Grand Master of chess
made of electronic circuits.
But above all
we have the ability to sort peas, to
cup water in our hands, to seek the right screw under the sofa for hours.
This gives us Wings.

Posted by: starcatsastrology | November 2, 2011

In Defense of Occupy

In Defense of Occupy

“If you are in prison, do not brag about the spaciousness of your cell.” Zen Proverb.

Awake From Your Slumber

Talking heads from Fox News to CNN and even to the more liberal MSNBC still don’t get it about the Occupy protest that is quickly coalescing into what we call a MOVEMENT.

Criticisms leveled against Occupy encampments worldwide miss the mark. No, this isn’t an inchoate or confused uprising by a bunch of DFH (dirty fucking hippies) or unemployed layabouts. This is the birth of a movement that is the direct outpicturing of the collective shadow of GLOBALISM. Hence, this isn’t a one size fits all protest.

Injustice and inequality have escalated exponentially over the last 25 to 30 years. Each and every attempt at change from the time of Ronald Reagan up to the remedies and policies for America that President Obama pushes for, have been ignored. Hence, we’ve reached the ugliness of critical mass; a new Zeitgeist that emerges through Uranus in square to Pluto (June 2012-2015). This square promises. Yes,  hear me, PROMISES, to bring sweeping global as well as national change.

Again, the OCCUPY Movement is the outpicturing of grief and rage at the corruption contained within the collective Shadow of predatory capitalism, the corporate monopolizing of the human body (medicine for profit) and the rape of Gaia (i.e., global warming, Monsanto frankenfood seeds, etc.). These are just a few of the talking points we could put on the table.

My prefatory remarks are not meant to be in any way a final statement or complete assessment of what lies before us. They are an introduction to a piece written last night by my friend and colleague Karen McCauley. She was moved to respond to an emailer who attacked the Occupy movement as insufficient, ineffective  or “woo-woo”.

The movement is only 10-12 weeks old.

This movement is taking place in 2011 (Uranus-Pluto Square), not 1965 (Uranus-Pluto conjunction opposed by Saturn) when the Vietnam War, during a time of the Draft, coalesced around a dynamic single purpose. STOP THE WAR.

We don’t live in the 20th Century anymore. This is a 21st Century emergence. This is a global emergence, and radicals and protestors from the 1960’s also need to do what Steve Jobs told us to do: THINK DIFFERENT. This isn’t your granny glasses protest anymore. Nor is it Timothy Leary’s world anymore.
Turn On (your iPod), Tune In (to Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now) and Drop Out (of Bank of America and the worldwide corporate whore house).
That being said, I welcome these shared remarks by Karen McCauley. With her permission, please take note of the following:

In Defense of Occupy

Karen McCauley

“You are certainly entitled to your opinion. And yes, there is no consistency among the demonstrations throughout the world other than their opposition to being continually oppressed, used and discarded by the plutocracy/cutthroat corporate capitalism/greedy number crunchers and despots. And yes, every group has their fringe-people and crazies just as the beginning John Birch Society flavored “tea party” groups had theirs until Koch Bros. and Dick Armey and others stepped in to push the no taxes, no regulations, no entitlements (their terms, not mine) agenda in exchange for trip financing and transportation.

“There’s been numerous marches and demonstrations in Portland over the past 8-9 years against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There will never be widespread demonstrations against wars unless the draft is reinstated (as it was during Viet Nam).

“I would certainly rather that the needed changes to how our government is elected and governed come peacefully rather than through violence though I’ll wager that the violence will begin by next summer.  The government takeover by the military industrial (and corporate) complex has been happening over the past 30 years and has been very effective. It is a very different world now and many of the jobs have been eliminated, downgraded or outsourced. Hell, even Motts apple juice comes from concentrate made in China.”  — Karen

Karen is a Professor of Astrology at Kepler College, an Experienced counselor, Psychology/cosmology educator-researcher; Creative internet course designer, writer, editor. You can find her on Facebook.

Occupy Wall Street

Posted by: starcatsastrology | November 2, 2011

Starcat Jaqqi – In Memoriam

In Memoriam, Jaqqi, the last of the 3 original Starcats.

Rescued at about 6 months of age on August 30, 1994;

Crossed over here at home on Halloween, October 31, 2011, at 5:02 pm.

He was surrounded by myself and 2 loving veterinary helpers. Visit all Starcats Memorials at http://starcats.com/officialcat.html. With Jaqqi’s passing, it’s an end of an era (1993-2011).

November 1, 2011 – THE LEGACY CONTINUES

Starcat Jaqqi 1994-October 31, 2011

Posted by: starcatsastrology | September 18, 2011

Greece Nears a Tipping Point in Its Debt Crisis

Greece Nears a Tipping Point in Its Debt Crisis

FRANKFURT — Europe appeared to be lurching toward a moment of decision in its sovereign debt crisis Sunday, as Greece struggled to meet conditions for additional aid amid rising German impatience with the cost.

“Greece’s imminent default is assured,” Carl B. Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics in Valhalla, New York, wrote in an e-mail Sunday. “Without an injection of cash within the next weeks, the nation will run out of resources to service its debt.” NYT Global Business

Greece & Transits Biwheel

What does Greece have in common with the USA? Prominent planets in cardinal signs – particularly Venus (USA/Greece) and Jupiter (USA). Greece’s Saturn at 11 Cancer closely conjoins the USA’s Sun and squares the USA’s Saturn. A thin-skinned and delicate situation.

National pride and self-esteem are caught up with assets in the bank. Greece’s Ascendant at 13 Cancer is in exact conjunction to the USA’s Sun. This and the aforementioned tight cross-aspects link our fate with Greece’s from the point of view of a shared crisis of debt to asset ratio.

Whereas the USA isn’t likely to default on its debt now or in the future, Greece’s difficulties and faltering alliance with EEC reveals a country under great duress.

If default is imminent, then Greece’s meltdown along with ongoing struggles in Spain, Italy and Ireland, could spell a worldwide depression.

I don’t want to be the spreader of gloom and doom, nor do I want anyone to mistake this tiny bit mundane astrology with anything like financial expertise. The idea of a European or worldwide depression comes from columns written by nobel laureates in economics such as Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz. Nouriel Roubini of NYU is another of my favorites who is “affectionately” nicknamed Dr. Doom.

I’d go with what these experts are saying. I sought to find planetary evidence in Greece’s chart of the coming collapse which isn’t any secret.

There’s a cardinal grand square in Greece’s chart that’s formed up by the transits of Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. The world is set for 7 Uranus-Pluto squares between 2012 and 2015, and clues as to how the aspect will play out have already been revealed. First, by the formation of the grand cross in the USA’s chart over most of 2010 and now in Greece’s chart.

Uranus signal sudden, violent, breaking apart. Pluto signals the kind of long-term erosion and disintegration that causes huge collapses. Connecting the dots to the USA’s chart and Greece’s chart, we’re looking at financial collapse (Venus and Jupiter are the money planets).

Along with plutonic erosion, we’re also witnessing draconian slapdowns of the most vulnerable in America and across the globe. As nations struggle to make ends meet (while not daring to upset or inconvenience the uber-rich), those least able to fight or advocate for themselves are being thrown upon the sacrificial alter of predatory capitalism. The poor must pay for the sins of elite.

There are no easy outs or convenient fixes left in the world’s goodie boxes.

Neptune hovering by retrograde in Greece’s 8th house of debt signals a draining out. A siphoning off of not only cash, but life force. A nation dying, or rather, fading and melting away. Neptune’s square to Greece’s VERTEX in the 5th house of speculation and gambles signals a fated encounter with the kind of meltdown signaled in stock markets.

GAME OVER.

September 18, 2011
Starcats
Santa Monica, CA

Posted by: starcatsastrology | September 5, 2011

2012, The Year of Astrology

Announcement from yours truly, Agent 49 of the C*I*A. (My Jupiter line runs right through Melbourne, Australia, so of course I’d be involved with this!)

Astrologers Unite! Become a part of a worldwide celebration!
Click link below to learn more!

Make 2012 The Year of Astrology!

The first highlight is International Astrology Day on 20 March 2012

Posted by: starcatsastrology | September 5, 2011

The beauty of pollination

In honor of Labor Day, I’m paying homage not only to all of us who labor mightily for our bread and butter, and for purposes greater than ourselves, but to the small, fragile and magical life forms who sustain the planet. Thank you, pollinators!

Starcats
September 5, 2011
Santa Monica, CA

Posted by: starcatsastrology | September 1, 2011

Remembering September 11th Ten Years After

I highly recommend Starcats readers to check out Frank Rich’s Essay, “Day’s End” published in this month’s “New York Magazine.” Read it here: HERE.

“The battle consuming our attention and our energies these days is the losing struggle to stay financially afloat. In time, the connection between the ten-year-old war in Afghanistan and our new civil war over America’s three-year-old economic crisis may well prove the most consequential historical fact of the hideous decade they bracket.”

“In retrospect, the most consequential event of the past ten years may not have been 9/11 or the Iraq War but the looting of the American economy by those in power in Washington and on Wall Street. This was happening in plain sight—or so we can now see from a distance. At the time, we were so caught up in Al ­Qaeda’s external threat to America that we didn’t pay proper attention to the more prosaic threats within.”

In Memoriam — Starcats.com’s articles on September 11th HERE. The “Prelude” piece, which I just re-read 10 years after having written it, brings me to tears. I’d already mentioned the financial rape of America in that piece. Look where we are today, my friends.

As a legacy, all of my 9-11 articles and horoscopes are HERE.

It is sobering to go back over this ground (ground zero) just after the most deadly month in Afghanistan in this ten year slog. What’s also chilling about my Prelude piece was my mention of the fact that I thought that by 9-11-01 Bush would have us at war with either China or Iraq. It seems Afghanistan came first and by March 13, 2003, we were engaged in the “shock and awe” of the bombing of Baghdad. at least 300,000 innocent civilians have been vaporized, shot, or maimed by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Starcats, September 1, 2011
Santa Monica, CA

Posted by: starcatsastrology | August 27, 2011

Baltimore, New Moon Biwheel

By Request: City of Baltimore in biwheel with New Moon set for the city. Note: there is no verified time for when Baltimore was formed. In absence of data confirming a time, I used 12 noon.

City of Baltimore in Biwheel with New Moon

Posted by: starcatsastrology | August 27, 2011

The Milky Way as the Earth Spins

Tempest Milky Way from Randy Halverson on Vimeo.

Posted by: starcatsastrology | August 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene and NYC’s New Moon

Hurricane Irene and NYC’s New Moon

Sun in an out-of-sign opposition to Neptune is one key factor in all charts associated with this event.

Venus combust the Sun (within 3 degrees of Sol), as you’ll see later in my commentary, plays a significant role as well.

NYC -Irene New Moon Biwheel


I looked at the New Moon for NYC chart in biwheel with the NYC Consolidated 5 Boroughs chart: January 1, 1896, Midnight, NYC, 9 Libra rising. The context for the New Moon is to set it at a location and proceed from there.

NM Saturn of damages rises to the Ascendant in the biwheel chart. And in the Stand alone NM chart set for NYC, 29 Taurus rises conjunct the fixed star of great grief, Alcyone. Both NYC and NM charts have Venus as their chart rulers as well as Venus dispositing Saturn rising in the biwheel. A lot of damage is going to be done. Venus in connection with Saturn indicates ruin or damage that will cost a lot.

T-Mars in cardinal water Cancer sits in the 10th house of the biwheel and closely conjoins NYC’s Moon. The two oppose NYC natal Sun and Mercury at 10 and 17 Capricorn respectively. Moon and Saturn are the dispositors and at the time of the new moon, NYC’s Moon will be in partile square to transiting Saturn — water (Cancer) damage (Saturn). It seem that with Mars in Cancer with Moon, there will be a ferosity or aggressiveness to the impact of the damage. A real tidal surge.

NYC’s Venus at 26 Scorpio is in square to transiting Neptune at 29 Aquarius. Venus in Scorpio opposes the New Moon Asc conjunct ALCYONE  and is the dispositor of the Part of Fortune, so all around we’re looking at damages and sadness attached to having endured yet another calamity.

The New Moon conjunction (5 Virgo) is a mere 37 minutes past NYC’s South Node (I use true node). Moon and Nodes connect to the fact that there’s a 24 hour period where the storm will be hovering over NYC. The point is that there will be two tidal cycles.

T-Pluto is in the degree of NYC’s lunar nodes. Pluto in Capricorn signals damage to infrastructure due to tidal surges. The trine would indicate that lower Manhattan will be restored.
Part of the sadness and a feeling of “fate” (lunar nodal connections and Alcyone) could rest with Ground Zero. The site is like a bathtub or big bowl (per reporters on MSNBC) and tidal surges will flood that area. A major sadness coming so close to the 10th Anniversary of 9-11.

As wind and water surge even higher during the two high tides, there’s double the chance for excessive water intrusion along Manhattan’s south coast. Sun in an out of sign opposition with Neptune could mean that even with all the preparations made by governors, mayors and first responders, Neptune’s inundation will turn out to be beyond. Suffice it to say, Neptune is the blind spot. Sun represents those in authority. Saturn’s position in the biwheel chart, rising to the Ascendant, signals that those in charge are taking matters very seriously.

Hurricane Irene Makes Landfall

Starcats,

August 27, 2011

Santa Monica, CA

To everyone on the East Coast. Stay safe!

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