Archive for July, 2008
The Solar Eclipse Week by Milky Way Maid
Happy Solar Eclipse to the lucky Leos! A Solar Eclipse is on the docket, you might say, for Friday Aug. 2 at 6:12 am Eastern Time, at 9 degrees Leo. It’s right on the Ascendant in Washington, DC, by the way., so it has a special importance to the presidential race all the way to November. You may wonder whose chart benefits more from this eclipse, John McCain or Barack Obama? Look at the eclipse chart first. In Washington, it has 9 degrees Leo rising and 28 degrees Aries at the Midheaven. Saturn (Democrats) is in the second house at 7 degrees Virgo and Jupiter (Republicans) in the sixth house at 14 degrees Capricorn. The GOP will seize on health care reforms as an issue, but because they are beholden to the insurance companies (Capricorn) they are really for the status quo. The Dems will work the economic issues and emphasize how people are hurting in this recession.
Obama is affected by this eclipse because his Sun is very close to the eclipse degree, at 11 Leo. However, McCain’s Mars is close, too, at 12 degrees Leo, but because the eclipse Mercury is at 12 Leo, I suspect that McCain will go on the offensive and attack Obama and the Dem platform — take note, tho, that McCain has been known for outrageous outbursts and this eclipse is goading him into another such outburst. (BTW it could be Hillary Clinton who goads him into this outburst; she knows how to push a guy’s buttons.) He could really shoot himself in the foot this fall or even in August. Personally I would think twice about putting such a man in charge of the red phone or the ‘football’. See also my recent article on the Obama birth chart.
Mars in Virgo trines Jupiter in Capricorn this Saturday evening. The whole week may be powered by this energetic combination, especially by Virgo and Capricorn natives. Your physical energies will be strong, your decision-making abilities accented, and a desire for risk and games of chance may lead you to the poker table or casino. It is so rare for Virgo to bet on anything, and Capricorn doesn’t believe in luck but in hard work. So I have a hard time picturing either of them at the craps table. But Virgo might be persuaded to wager a buck on a charitable drawing, and Cappy might just bet a round of drinks on the outcome of a sporting event.
Jupiter’s moon is blowing its stack!! Holy Sulfer-oni!!
Writing about the astrological chart of presidential candidate Barack Obama is a real challenge because several birth times are being tossed about. We have the date — August 4, 1961 — and the place — Honolulu, Hawaii. But because Hawaii seals birth certificates, we are unable to verify a time. Was it 9 am, just after noon, or 1:06 pm, 7:11 pm, or maybe even 7:24 pm?
Articles written earlier by astrologers were using a midday birth, usually 1:06 pm. More recently Obama’s office has released an evening time. One can only speculate on the motives of any candidate to try to control a birth time, but in this era of identity theft it is not impossible that someone might be fool enough to steal his birth data. Also it was traditional in the days of European monarchy to conceal the date and time of a monarch’s birth to keep enemies from having too much information, and knowing the king’s vulnerable times.
Volcanism forged Mercury’s surface
Speaking of Mercury — The Last Thing They Expected to Find Was WATER!
Universe Sandbox — Kinda Like “Smashing Planets”
Moon Volcanoes Show Detectable Water
Are Jupiter’s “Red Spots” Under Siege from Violent Climate Change?
Happy Full Moon in Capricorn on Friday, July 18th — the Moon will be at 26 degrees Capricorn at 4 am Eastern time. Maybe Happy is not the word to use, as Capricorn can be a rather stern sign. But be that as it may, Capricorns might try to get their satisfaction not from running other peoples’ lives but by teaching them your life management skills. You know the old saying — give someone a fish and they eat for a day, teach someone to fish and they eat the rest of their lives? Well Cappy is very good at managing home and career, and they can teach the rest of the world how to ‘hack life’, as they say, to garner all that life has to offer them. Just tell me how to enroll in your classes, Cappy.
The European Space Agency’s Cluster mission is listening in on the chirps and whistles that are emitted by Earth’s aurora.