The End May Be Near for Karl Rove

Raw Story reports today that Patrick Fitzgerald, special prosecutor in the Valerie Plame leak case, is getting close to an indictment of Karl Rove for obstruction of justice. Karl Rove has been known as “Bush’s Brain” and the architect of the Bush presidency, but he has been a political activist since the age 0f 9 when, as rumor has it, a little girl who supported Kennedy in the 1960 elections beat him up and he decided to support Nixon in revenge. In high school he began the famous Rovian tactics […]

Full Moon This Morning

The Full Moon occurs when the Moon opposes the Sun (they are 180 degrees apart); symbolically the instinctive emotions represented by the Moon are illuminated by the more rational light of the Sun. This is a time when creative energies come to a head, where emotions and brainpower come together. This is particularly true when the Moon is in Gemini as it is today, and the Sun is in Sagittarius (we say this is a Full Moon in Gemini). Gemini is the sign of mental acuity, and Sagittarius is concerned […]

Explosions, Earthquakes, Executions, Race Riots

Explosions in an oil depot near London and in New Jersey, earthquakes in the Kashmir Valley, Australia and Afghanistan, execution of Tookie Williams, and race riots in Sydney Australia. Disturbing, but not surprising during this Grand Cross period. The tension inherent in the Grand Cross formation can explode into consciousness in our personal lives as well. With Mercury in Sagittarius, discussions with those around us with whom we may not disagree could help defuse tensions and prevent conflicts from erupting into rage. Caution may be needed over the next few […]

Mercury Back in Sagittarius

…where it will remain until January 4th. Mercury first passed into Sag on October 30 and remained there until it retrograded back into the intensity of Scorpio back on November 25. With Mercury in Sagittarius, communication (Mercury) will be of a lighter nature and will center around discussions of values and philosophy (Sagittarius). We are still in the midst of the Grand Cross (see below) so there is still quite a bit of aggressive intensity with Saturn blocking the energies of Mars and Jupiter and the whole system clouded by […]

Tookie Williams Loses Last Appeal

The story of Tookie Williams could be my own. Tookie Williams and I both came of age during the era where Power to the People was the rallying cry, where women needed men like fish needed bicycles, and where Black Power thrillingly began to free African-Americans from the shackles of slavery and Jim Crow. As a white girl from the New Jersey suburbs I had never met a black person except the women who might clean our house, but when I got to college I found I related to the […]

Mars Turned Direct Today!

Mars has been in retrograde motion since October, and the Grand Cross alignment has been slowly but surely working its way into place. Only Saturn now remains retrograde, and the energy of the Grand Cross is beginning to intensify. With Mars retrograde we were seeing the preparations for this powerful alignment between Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune which will be as close over the next two weeks as it ever will be. Watch for emotions begin to boil; in our personal lives these energies are easiest handled through vigorous physical […]

Stephen Colbert Joins the War on Christmas

Thanks to Jill for posting a link to this video on One Good Move. Thank goodness Stephen Colbert (of Daily Show fame) is coming to the rescue of Christmas. The rest of us will be enjoying our decorated pagan tree, yule log and outdoor lights to welcome the return of the Sun at the Winter Solstice.

The Future of Religion

Tim Boucher has a great post today speculating on what the future will bring for religion. His ideas tie in closely with major upcoming planetary events: As the Latino population increases in America, and big companies start advertising more to and being fluent in their culture, I bet we’ll see a huge upswing in Latin and Afro-Caribbean religious practices, like Santeria, Voodoo, and all the other variants. The planet Uranus brings revolution and breaks up rigid social patterns in the sign that it travels through, and earlier this year Uranus […]

Happy Birthday, Jim Morrison!

The death of Jim Morrison was one of the first really sad events of my young life. As a young and lonely wanna-be hippie, his music took me to places beyond my reality that really did open the doors of consciousness. I discovered Jim Morrison’s music at the same time I discovered Aldous Huxley and psychedelic pharmaceuticals, which began what was to become a lifelong exploration of the mystery of life. Huxley wrote, “When the doors of perception are cleansed /Things will appear as they are: Infinite. ” Jim Morrison […]

What’s Instore for Tom DeLay?

Middle Earth Journal has a good story today about Tom DeLay’s situation, inspiring me to take a look at his astrological situation. DeLay is an Aries – ruled by the god of war. Aries are forceful, dynamic, and can be self absorbed as they pursue their quest for domination and leadership. His Aries Sun is makes an exact sextile (harmonious aspect) to Uranus (innovation and autonomy) in his chart, showing us that he is a man who charts his own course. He has Scorpio rising, with buoyant Jupiter on the […]