The First Casualty of War is the Truth.
Freedom of the Press
The year 2012 was an awful year for press freedom.
If you are a career criminal and want to carry on as usual without public or judicial interference,
you have to employ propaganda tactics.
The weakness of propaganda is that it is easily beaten by the truth.
Just like light easily destroys darkness,
the truth easily vanquishes any lies.
For this simple reason,
a successful propaganda machine must create a media monopoly
and silence all alternative voices
– at least those truthful.
This was not that difficult before the advent of the Internet,
but now it is substantially harder.
Still, career criminals always try their best to stop the truth from coming out.
They know that as soon as the truth is out,
their game is over.
First out was mainstream media bashing the Internet,
their message was
Stick to us, we are credible.
If they had not already proved they were not,
that might have worked.
Becoming increasingly desperate,
they use whatever power they have to remove alternative news channels,
both radio and tv.
what happened last year.
The Cosmic Ledger warmly welcomes all newcomers and repeat visitors! Unfortunately, I have fallen far behind schedule when it comes to answering emails: To all visitors who await email replies, you should all expect to receive a reply this month. If you have not received any response at all by now, please contact me again, as your communication might have been lost in transmission. I sincerely thank you for your patience! I am currently working intensely on software development, work which should become less hectic over the coming months, especially following the upcoming release of the first pre-alpha of Astrolog for OS/2.
This section highlights the most important updates to the website. It only includes mature updates within the last four years or so. Older notices may eventually disappear.
A section clean-up will take place this Spring, including new World and Health sections. As of last month, this website automatically adapts to smaller windows (usually found on mobile phones).
Many design improvements appeared during the course of last month. Further improvements will most likely see the day next month. Starting this spring, the website should be fully adapted for mobile phones.
Astrology: Sankhya Yoga
2013-03-19 The Sankhya Yoga page in the astrology section has been updated, improving and correcting important notes and the language in countless places. Some pieces of biographical info in the example chart tables have been updated as well. A couple of comedians, a disgraced biker, a famous scientist, a Jesuit Pope, and more than a few others have been added. Kaiser Wilhelm now appears in the correct table. This page is still a working draft and the example section is not yet ready for prime time, but the other sections are now largely finished.
World: Justice for Palestine
2013-01-05 The Justice for Palestine page has left draft status. With this update, the page also embeds a highly relevant youtube video with information on the still ongoing Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Software: Astrolog for OS/2 2.0 TP 81
2012-12-31 Technological preview 81 of Astrolog for OS/2 version 2 has replaced TP80. It includes slight improvements to the ACA feature and has more complete documentation.
World: Justice for Palestine
2012-12-21 The Justice for Palestine page has been updated. Many working links have been improved, and broken links have been fixed or removed.
Software: Astrolog for OS/2 2.0 TP 80
2012-12-17 Technological preview 80 of Astrolog for OS/2 version 2 has finally arrived. This is a major special update with a great many small improvements and a few more significant. The ACA feature is now broadly accurate. The stats feature has a convenient batch function.
World: Justice for Palestine
2012-12-15 The Justice for Palestine page has been updated with a lot more information, including history and geopolitical connections, and of course additional information on the Zionist war waged against Gaza in November 2012.
Software: Astrolog for OS/2 2.0 TP 71
2012-04-14 TP 71 of the next Astrolog for OS/2 version has been released. It includes an initial take on atmakaraka analysis. Its effect on the overall chart integrity is very modest at this time. Sankhya yoga analysis has been sharpened.
Astrology: Horoscopes and Psychopaths
2012-04-05 The Horoscopes and Psychopaths astrology page has been updated. The checklist of astrological indications revealing potential for antisocial behavior and psychopathy has been extended.
Software: WarpCalc 2.0
2012-03-21 Version 2.0 of the WarpCalc scientific calculator package has been released. The software is now officially freeware. There are no other major changes, but the new GUI version is a lot more at home in multi-user installations than previous versions have been.
Astrology: Sankhya Yoga
2012-03-21 The Sankhya Yoga page in the astrology section has been updated. All the tables of example charts have been reformatted and resorted.
Software: Astrolog for OS/2 2.0 TP 65
2011-10-12 TP 65 of the next Astrolog for OS/2 version has been released. Gender can be specified in the chart information. The combustion factor considers retrogradation, selecting shorter ranges for Mercury and Venus when applicable. Atmakaraka stats should now be correct.
Astrology: Sankhya Yoga
2011-10-03 The straight-talking Sankhya Yoga page in the astrology section has been updated with a great number of significant changes and additions.
Astrology: Horoscopes and Psychopaths
2011-06-30 The astrology page detailing the astrological ins and outs of psychopathy has been updated with new figures and a few corrections following the release of the latest technological preview of Astrolog for OS/2.
Software: Astrolog for OS/2 2.0 TP 54
2011-06-28 TP 54 of the next Astrolog for OS/2 version has been released. This is a relatively minor update, extending the chart influence list with values for each ultimate dispositor, presenting total, dignified and disgraced influence, expressed in a variety of ways.
Software: Astrolog for OS/2 2.0 TP 50
2011-01-27 TP 50 of the next Astrolog for OS/2 version has been released. This update fixes a bug in the automatic chart analysis, which now yields better statistical significance. It also identifies the atmakaraka.
Astrology: Sankhya Yoga
2011-01-19 The straight-talking Sankhya Yoga page in the astrology section has been revised. It is now available as a working draft.
Health: The Vegetarian Way
2010-11-09 All three vegetarian pages are now in working order. Hypertext markup has been corrected and a number of broken links have been removed or replaced.
Astrology: Horoscopes and Psychopaths
2010-05-31 A new page detailing the astrological ins and outs of psychopathy has been added to the astrology section. It can help you spot potential psychopaths by following a straightforward astrological checklist.
Software: Astrolog for OS/2 2.0 TP 49
2010-05-15 TP 49 of the next Astrolog for OS/2 version has been released. This very significant update brings the chart analysis module a big step closer to the pre-alpha stage.
Software: Astrolog for OS/2 2.0 TP 39
2010-04-21 TP 39 of the next Astrolog for OS/2 version has been released. This release features a number of significant improvements to the chart analysis module and also includes a simple stats function.
Health: Reasons to go Vegetarian
2010-01-27 The vegetarian reasons page is now in order. Hypertext markup has been corrected and a number of broken links have been removed or replaced.
Software: WarpCalc 1.10
2010-01-16 Version 1.10 of the WarpCalc scientific calculator package has been released. This is a minor version update. It includes a fix to correctly recognize numbers with spaces following the decimal separator.
Software: Astrolog for OS/2 2.0 TP 22
2010-01-08 TP 22 of the next Astrolog for OS/2 version has been released. Sankhya Yoga is a new chart analysis factor.
Software: Astrolog for OS/2 2.0 TP 21
2009-11-07 TP 21 of the next Astrolog for OS/2 version has been released. It features a substantial rewrite and expansion of the automatic chart analysis (ACA) feature.
Software: Astrolog for OS/2 2.0 TP 13
2009-05-02 TP 13 of the next Astrolog for OS/2 version has been released. Its most important new feature lets the user configure the default rising sign.
Merry Christmas 2012
I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.
– Charles Dickens
Merry Christmas Everyone! Today we celebrate the birth of Christ, through whose life and death the sins of all repentant sinners are forgiven. The repentant lot might not be many, but they are a very merry bunch! Time to rest and relax in gratitude after a long year’s hard work. Take it easy!
Victory for Palestine
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
– Saint Francis of Assisi
A victory for Palestine is a victory for all. Last month, the Palestinians in Gaza celebrated victory over the Israeli regime. During the 8-day military offensive, the Zionists killed at least 167 Gazans, mostly women and children. The Israeli military carried out more than one thousand airstrikes against the largely defenceless population (Gaza has no air-raid shelters and no air defences). Various Gaza resistance groups responded by firing rockets into Israeli-occupied territory, killing 6 Israelis, including 4 civilians.
An interim ceasefire agreement currently in effect promises an easing or lifting of the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip, but so far it has meant little more than an end to airstrikes. Nonetheless, the so called State of Israel is coming to an end, at least according to Henry Kissinger. I am inclined to agree. The terrorist state is suffering from karma overload. Its reputation has become so bad it no longer enjoys the support of ordinary people in even the most Israel-friendly countries, such as the UK.
While the racist state is evidently losing support among the general public in the UK, it seems to pick up support within at least one xenophobic and violent group, the English Defence League (EDL), members of which can be seen using Israeli flags at demonstrations. It is worth noting that the Islamophobic terrorist and recently convicted mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik is a self-professed friend of the State of Israel. The Zionist regime has also been implicated in and specifically linked to mass killings in the US, including the 9/11 attacks. If these deaths are not bad enough, the Zionists, in addition, support the global War of Terror. At the time of writing this, they specifically support the killings of Syrians, by now numbering many thousands. According to the Israeli ambassador to the US, any government is better than that of Bashar al-Assad (the popularly backed leader of Syria – popularity is the worst asset any leader can have in the eyes of the Zionists), and thus it does not matter how many Syrian men, women and children are killed – or rather, the more, the better.
Evil exists for us to learn Good,
as soon as we have learned,
all evil comes to an end,
and that goes for the State of Israel as well.
Some predict all of Palestine can be free in less than ten years from now.
If true, we may all soon enjoy our freedom
(no more financial terrorism by Zionist banksters,
austerity measures by Zionist or corrupt politicians,
and no more nonsensical wars,
only serving the ends and wallets of Zionists and their cronies).
In any case, sooner or later,
racism in its most organized and sinister form
– will meet its destruction,
it is all a matter of time.
New Year 2012
There is a time for everything
– The Preacher
Spring is here and time to wish all Godly people a Happy New Year. Some 300 million people celebrate Nowruz around the world, also known as the Persian New Year. It is also the astrological new year marking the entrance of the Sun in the sign of Aries. The celestial event took place early morning yesterday, but as the Sun is always weak at the start of a new sign, you should not expect boundless Martian passion right away.
Traditionally, this is a time for gift giving, and for this reason all dear OS/2 users can now download a new and improved freeware version of the WarpCalc scientific calculator package. For the special occasion, I had also hoped to have a new technological preview of Astrolog for OS/2 ready, but a terminal computer crash last year postponed my intention. I no longer have any working computer running OS/2 Warp 4. Instead I am currently using eCS 2.1 on a ThinkPad T60. Things are not running quite as smoothly as I have been used to on my old T30, but at least I have a big and bright screen! All of you having to use short screens (also euphemistically called wide screens) have my sympathy. Not even a 17” short screen is as big as my 15” big screen. If you are currently struggling to get some work done on a short 16:9 screen and wish you could find a bigger and better 4:3 screen, I recommend signing a simple online petition and making as much noise as you can.
To return to the main, and for most visitors these days the most pressing, issue of Astrolog for OS/2, the good news is that the hard disk I was told was broken to the core was actually working just fine in an external casing I bought for the purpose of checking it myself. After running a simple chkdsk /f all files were fully accessible, thank God – and Buddha! This means a special update, technological preview 71, is now available for download. God willing, a regular – much better documented – update will replace it next month. Stepping up the release tempo, I predict, with some confidence (I usually have too much), yet another, even more accurate, regular update a month later.
Economically, these are tough times for many people,
largely thanks to the sin of greed (capitalism)
and other, closely related, forms of idolatry,
(an extremely racist and truly antisemitic ideology worshiping Judaism [an extremely bigotted form of Jewish materialism],
a secular Jewish nation, and ungodly Jewish supremacy in Palestine with Jerusalem [the holy city of the holy Bible] as its unholy capital),
socialism (worship of material and social equality where some people are more equal than others),
and US flag waving (worship of an
irreligious totalitarian police state headed for hell).
I primarily mention Zionism here because of its destructive influence over and beyond US foreign policy and the life and prosperity of people everywhere.
Obama pledged his allegiance to AIPAC,
the Zionist lobby group,
before his first election,
and he has repeated his pledge for the upcoming election.
Friends of Syria group
– much more aptly called the Friends of the Zionist State of Israel and the Enemies of Peace in the Middle East –
is trying to overthrow the popularly backed government of Syria.
It will fail, but a lot of blood has been let,
and more will run thanks to these murderers.
The war on Iraq and extreme sanctions on Iran,
as well as the costly and ongoing occupation of Afghanistan,
have also helped ruin the economy for the 99%.
The main culprits behind the current economic crisis are a number of Zionist banks,
in particular Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and the Federal Reserve of New York,
but most politicians in power and central banks around the world are more or less complicit.
No matter the exact details of this multi-billion dollar fraud, of which I know little,
the solution to any problem is always to bow to God (and only God)
and to throw the willful sinners (the Talmudists) out.
If you want a better economy (requires lower oil prices), and a healthier and safer environment (requires fewer wars and less – not more – depleted uranium in the atmosphere), then the solution is as simple as it gets: Protest the costly wars of aggression against the countries on the Zionist hit list, which benefit no one (not even those who make some money from them in the short term), educate yourself on the financial fraud being perpetrated by a number of primarily wall street banks, and then vote for whoever is against the wars and the financial fraud. At this time there is apparently only one candidate for President of the US who even comes close to meeting these requirements and that is Ron Paul, but sadly I recently have been informed he is yet another US politician having fallen under the literally diabolic spell of Zionism and its father Satanism. The Zionists hedge all their bets, just like Goldman Sachs.
Freedom is a Universal Right
Nothing is to be preferred before justice
Autumn is here
and despite US support for the
in countries such as Libya and Syria,
freedom has still not come to Palestine (nor Bahrain, Yemen, Saudi Arabia).
Instead a coalition of both democrats and republicans who support the State of Israel
in the US congress has decided to freeze aid to Palestine
(when it comes to supporting evil, the members of the US congress have apparently no trouble coming to agreement).
Thankfully, the United States is becoming more and more isolated around the world, and the evil prince Obama has lost all the credibility he once may have had. Not only because of the recent assassination of a US citizen without due legal process, but thanks to a most impressive record of amorality going all the way back to day one of his presidency.
The State of Israel was founded on terrorism and is today headed by people with genuine terrorist background. The state, which is guilty of war crimes according to International law, is supported by the US government. Gaza is the only part of Palestine not presently under Israeli occupation. The people in Gaza lived under a complete siege by the Israeli government and Egypt until Egypt’s dictator Hosni Mubarak was overthrown by the Egyptian people earlier this year. The Israeli state still controls the water outside the Gaza shore and does not allow everyday civilian products into Gaza through its land border.
Last year the EU reiterated calls for an
immediate, sustained and unconditional opening of crossings for the flow of humanitarian aid, commercial goods and persons to and from Gaza,
but has yet to act.
Three things cannot be long hidden: The Sun,
The Moon, and The Truth.
Following the award-winning new media website Wikileaks’ publication of documents revealing a plethora of crimes committed by the US government, including most recently the Secretary of State’s incitement to engage in espionage on diplomats world-wide, high-profile members of the government and political establishment of the United States of America have seemed to equate revelations of its misconduct and illegal activities with attacks on the people of this world. It is of course the US government that is attacking people and not WikiLeaks. The most grievous attacks on logic, morality and human dignity being statements by a number of literally insane US politicians, such as Sarah Palin, suggesting that one of the website’s founders, Julian Assange, who is not a US citizen, should be arrested or, according to Palin, assassinated. She is obviously used to assassinating animals who cannot shoot back, but this time she may have found herself going too far even for a US politician. If there was any law enforcement in the US she would have been arrested already. The well-known Israeli-American politician Senator Joseph Lieberman, chairing the Senate homeland security committee, said earlier this month that the department of justice should indict Julian Assange under the 1917 Espionage Act and try to extradite him from the UK. Born in early 1942, the Senator joins the former dictator of Iraq, the current dictator of North Korea, and the biggest swindler in US history, as yet another excellent example of the stupidity and psychopathy of the Neptune in Virgo generation (the most immoral since Hitler’s with Neptune in Gemini, both generations are as far from devoted to Good as you can possibly get).
Another sad case of US immorality is four big corporations acting like idiots.
First out to stop people from donating money to the not-for-profit organisation was MasterCard.
It was soon followed by Visa Inc.
Although WikiLeaks may have been set up to run a Zionist agenda (as some online sources insist),
there have been no criminal charges filed against the website or the organisation behind it,
much less any trial with a guilty verdict,
so for US corporations to act as judges and juries
seems at the very least unprofessional
and should definitely be illegal (if it is not already),
since it reveals a very real threat to democracy.
The third corporation to get in the way of people trying to donate money to WikiLeaks was PayPal
and at least initially it went even further than the others.
On 8 December 2010 it announced it had restricted WikiLeaks’ account,
effectively engaging in money theft.
PayPal has been in trouble before over seizing assets that does not belong to it,
but this is the first time, as far as I know, that an internationally renowned public service website
has become a victim of the corporation.
A day later it said the money already in the account would be returned to WikiLeaks,
but that new payments would not be accepted.
Although a huge improvement over theft,
the announcement is hardly enough to bring any customers back.
PayPal’s history is shady to say the least,
but convenience has brought many websites (including this one) to use it for accepting
payments and donations.
Many people have now quit accepting payments and donations via PayPal
and although it is little more than a symbolic gesture for this particular website,
it has now joined the moral majority.
PayPal’s attempts to justify theft of donations made to wikileaks are so thin
no one should be able to take them seriously,
and I am glad to see that few if any people seem to do so.
To borrow from online comments:
The US government, it’s officials
and faces of at least two administrations
have more blood on their hands than Wikileaks ever will.
To date, there has been no record of anyone being killed because of wikileaks.
Last out to join the three other corporations in their illegal activities was Bank of America.
Due to the Terms of Service used by PayPal its behavior may not be illegal in the US (though theft and obstruction of democracy certainly is immoral). MasterCard and Visa Inc. are being sued over breach of customer agreement by DataCell, an IT company that enables WikiLeaks to accept credit and debit card donations. According to the Guardian newspaper both MasterCard and Visa Inc. have no trouble funneling money to overtly racist organisations, such as the Knights Party, which is supported by the Ku Klux Klan.
The Russell Tribunal
May this Tribunal prevent the crime of silence...
– Lord Bertrand Russell
For the love of God, peace and justice, this website supports the The Russell Tribunal on Palestine. In its own words, the tribunal will reaffirm the supremacy of International law as the basis for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The first International War Crimes Tribunal was constituted in 1966 to investigate crimes committed in Vietnam and judge them according to International law. Initiated by Lord Bertrand Russell, Nobel laureate in literature, and supported by intellectuals such as Jean-Paul Sartre, who chaired the Tribunal, this Tribunal was named the Russell Tribunal.
Today, and in the same spirit, the Bertrand Russell Foundation supports the setting up of a Russell Tribunal to examine the violations of International law, of which the Palestinians are victims, and that prevent the Palestinian people from exercising its rights to a sovereign state.
The tribunal has completed two sessions (two more sessions are planned, the next to be held in South Africa). The first one in Barcelona was on EU complicity and omissions. The one just completed in London on 22 November 2010 focused on International corporate complicity.
Witnesses appearing in the London session testified to the potential legal liability of several corporations, including the following: a) G4S, a multinational British/Danish corporation, b) Elbit Systems, a leading Israeli multinational, c) Caterpillar, based in the US, d) Cement Roadstone Holdings, an Irish multinational corporation, e) Dexia, a Franco-Belgian corporation, f) Veolia Transport, a French corporation, and g) Carmel Agrexco, an Israeli corporation,
The Tribunal heard evidence that G4S, Elbit Systems and Caterpillar all acknowledge and actively boast in their promotional material about the use of their equipment during the Israeli War on Gaza, which killed at least 252 children under 16 and an estimated 900 civilians in all, and leaving countless survivors homeless. Please read the tribunal’s concluding statement for more details, including the exact complicity of the offending corporations. Regardless of your view on the previous tribunals or the list of jurors on this one, its findings are worth reading.
If you have a conscience, or a business sense, you will do well to avoid any unnecessary business with the above corporations. Thankfully, Veolia Transport lost the operating franchise of the Stockholm Metro, a USD 2,45 billion eight-year contract, last year. God willing, all other corporations complicit in crimes against International law will also lose much of their business.
Israeli Attack on Gaza Aid Convoy
All States shall cooperate to the fullest possible extent in the repression of piracy on the high seas or in any other place outside the jurisdiction of any State.
– United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
In an act of mass murder on the high seas, the State of Israel, on 31 May 2010, killed at least nine people on board a ship bound for Gaza with humanitarian aid. According to the Israeli military, they boarded the ship in international waters some 100 km off the coast of Gaza in a pre-dawn raid. All the six ships sailing together as part of the international Freedom Flotilla were then hijacked and forced to make port in the Israeli city of Ashdod.
The complete freedom flotilla consisted of eight ships from different countries, but two US-flagged ships were sabotaged by Israeli agents and forced into port in Cyprus when steering systems on both ships broke down on their passage from Heraklion in Crete. The six remaining ships carried 10 000 tonnes of building, medical and educational supplies along with close to 700 human rights activists from every populated continent.
The passengers who survived the Israeli attack were taken as prisoners and all of their belongings were confiscated, most of which remain in Israeli possession to this day, including notebook computers, SIM cards, and photo and video equipment. The BBC reported that 30 passengers were injured in the attack. At least 7 commandos were injured as they were overpowered by passengers.
In response to early and even more ludicrous claims than usual from the Zionist state of the human rights activists being members of al-Qaeda or associated with Hamas, we can only assume that the Israeli government views anyone taking action to break the illegal siege of Gaza as a terrorist or terrorist supporter, including the Swedish best-selling author Henning Mankell (that I am not a fan of his books is totally irrelevant – he is still not a terrorist supporter), the Irish Nobel peace laureate Mairead Corrigan-Maguire, the US holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, the retired US Army colonel Mary Ann Wright, the former US ambassador Edward Peck, and the members of the European, German, Israeli, Scottish, Swedish and Turkish Parliaments – all heroes on board the eight vessels of solidarity.
Endorsements of the aid flotilla have come from an overwhelming number of terrorists around the globe, including Jewish groups which campaign for the rights of Palestinians (for US readers without a sense of humor, I should make clear I do not consider these people terrorists).
The Elders group of past and present world leaders,
including the former President of the Republic of Finland, Martti Ahtisaari,
and the former South African President, Nelson Mandela,
has condemned as
completely inexcusable the deadly Israeli attack.
The EU has reiterated calls for an
immediate, sustained and unconditional opening of crossings for the flow of humanitarian aid, commercial goods and persons to and from Gaza.
Now will the EU act?
Age of Experience
Besides assessing the
of an astrological birth chart,
I – and many others with me –
have discovered the importance of the lunar nodes.
The north node,
which is called Rahu in Jyotish,
reveals age as measured in past-life experience.
This spiritual age tells a lot about how a person, institution or anything else,
will take to
new ideas in this life.
Rahu is at home in the really old signs of Aquarius and Capricorn.
John McCain has it placed in the former
and Barack Obama in the youngest of all the signs: Leo.
No doubt who is the eldest, is there?
John McCain has expressed his wonder regarding Obama’s
willingness to try ideas that have been tried and failed in the past.
Another example is Adolf Hitler,
who had Rahu in Cancer,
the partner of Leo and likely the second-youngest of all the signs.
Mr Hitler did mistake after mistake,
and one could perhaps argue that all he did was a mistake.
On the matter of Sankhya Yoga, I should point out that both McCain and Obama (unlike Hitler) are examples of Dama Yoga, and therefore should exhibit at least some of the good qualities associated with pillars of society, such as above average IQ, a strengthened sense of justice, tact and diplomacy, innate education and a heartfelt concern for people not too distant. Keep this perspective in mind while reading the following paragraphs.
John McCain, unlike many politicians before him (ok, not really before him) was born with the Sun in the eighth house (using Sidereal Houses). This position brings emotional isolation in some form. In his own isolation, it is hard for him to see the need and vulnerability of others, and he may be capable of terrible coldness and even cruelty to those who need him. All this according to The House Book, an excellent little textbook written by Stephanie Camilleri, whose reading for this house placement makes perfect sense for the Sun in Virgo as well. Her book also mentions that death, imprisonment and/or exile may mark his life. Adding my own interpretation, McCain’s Virgo Sun also indicates a slight mental deficiency and a significant intellectual hindrance. As a result, McCain has developed his talents and intellect at a slower than usual pace. The coldness of Virgo also makes him appear less warm than Obama.
The mental picture for Obama is quite different. His vibrant Sun in Leo shows mental capacity to learn quickly and to live up to the best that is within him. Compared to McCain’s, his temper should be more civil and pleasant. However, an extremely weak Ketu in Aquarius brings both his learning speed and temper closer to that of the average person. Technically, Obama’s Sun may be read as placed in the eighth house, just as McCain’s, but with an even Ascendant (Capricorn), its meaning is most likely very different. In this case, there may be a great potential for power, as well as an ability to manage others with skill, though that skill may sometimes appear somewhat Machiavellian. The excellent wording of the last two clauses is another loan from Stephanie Camilleri’s house book.
The Moon signs of both candidates are tougher to read. McCain’s Moon in Aquarius shows a focus on society and activity aiming towards large-scale social improvement. He does not share this Moon sign with any other Dama yoga politicians that I have on file. However, there are a few Pasa yoga examples, including Angela Merkel, Tony Blair, and Richard Nixon. Most often the Moon in Aquarius reveals good intentions gone wrong. A notable exception is for the Full Moon, but none of the mentioned politicians has it. Obama’s Moon is in Gemini. Again I have no Dama yoga politicians with this Moon sign on file, but a couple of Pasa yoga examples are John Kerry and Vladimir Putin. There is also a Kedara yoga example with Helmut Kohl. The Moon in Gemini most often indicates psychopathy, but the ideal aspect to Obama’s Sun in Leo limits the psychopathic traits and maximizes the clever, playful, lucky, and idealistic qualities of Gemini. It still indicates a very youthful person, and not someone with a clear direction in life. Together with no planets in Sagittarius and Pisces, and a highly undignified Jupiter in Aquarius, this Moon gives Obama much of the bad child about him – but nothing of your typical leader figure. To be perfectly clear, the unusually weak Jupiter combined with the undignified Moon in Gemini indicates the opposite of a moral king. Gemini is the sign of openness, caprice, money, as well as ideas and the persuasive selling of them. It is also the sign of modern science, which helps explain Obama’s unusually narrow focus.
Intellectually, McCain is light years ahead of Obama, in large part thanks to his Jupiter in Sagittarius, which is the single strongest possible indication for a prosperous leader and a moral king. McCain’s Jupiter is here in complete disagreement with his Virgo Sun, which represents the antithesis of a leader. The strong Jupiter, nonetheless, gives McCain a sense of humor, some knowledge of right and wrong, as well as growth and prosperity – all things which Obama sorely lacks. Unlike W. Bush and Dick Cheney, both McCain and Obama were born with dignified sidereal ascendants. McCain’s ascendant is Aquarius, which supports a lot better health than Cheney’s Leo ascendant can ever accomodate. Aquarius rising also increases the likelihood of good deeds. It points to a fortunate life with infinite chances of acquiring and conveying knowledge. This is the most honorable of the twelve possible ascendants. According to Jyotish, it indicates a doer of all things which are morally right. In Obama’s horoscope, the rising sign is Capricorn, the sexual complement of Aquarius. Capricorn is capable of planning and carrying out schemes of considerable magnitude. The chances of health and success in life are greatly strengthened (especially for a woman).
As far as generations go,
I would have preferred the Pope’s or my own.
McCain has Neptune in Virgo,
which he shares with John Lennon
(bigger than Jesus),
(almost a monster),
and of course the United States
New World order.
They are all examples of a generation signified by extreme intellectual retardation.
It is the only fully psychopathic of the twelve generations defined by Neptune.
Its latest natives were born during the Great Depression and the first half of World War II.
A few members of this generation are
psychologically deficient enough
to psych even their own children
and not demonstrate the slightest sign of remorse later.
The only generation showing equal intellectual impairment is Adolf Hitler’s,
with Neptune in Gemini.
Both generations value change and represent the antithesis of Truth.
If you can grasp the fairly limited stupidity and emotional isolation of the Sun in Virgo,
you can begin to imagine the extreme psychopathy and soul isolation of Neptune in this sign.
Many natives cannot (or will not) even connect with their own children.
They show no emotions nor any interest in morality.
If you want to be kind,
you can call them extremely neurotic.
Regardless of what you call them,
they always promote pain, disease, and misery.
If you appreciate boredom, near constant provocation or extreme torture,
you can definitely find it with them.
If you are like me,
you have probably wasted a lot of time, patience and diplomacy
on these amazingly stupid and extremely selfish people.
Obama has the same planet in Scorpio,
which is a lot less irrational and a far more intelligent position.
this sign placement also strengthens the potential for
inferior traits on an even lower level than Gemini and Virgo.
At their worst,
members of the Scorpio generation can demonstrate jealousy, blind hate, idiocy,
and all sorts of wickedness, including killing for its own sake.
Other features of this generation include materialism,
prejudice, surveillance, secrecy, autism, OCD, delusions, etc.
this does not mean that all (or even most)
of its members exhibit these very powerful traits,
but it does mean that the frequency of idiocy is clearly higher in this generation
than in the two generations immediately surrounding it.
While it is impossible to associate any dignified traits with
there are many desirable traits accompanying Obama’s,
including libido, cleanliness, religion, loyalty and respect.
All these traits clearly set this generation apart from the much more liberal
Flower Power generation that preceded it.
With regard to intellectual capacity,
the Scorpio generation should score about or slightly above average
(at least the women).
Note: It is possible to overcome the extreme neurosis of the Gemini and Virgo generations, including their potentially perpetual youthfulness, if all of the following conditions are satisfied. 1) The Sun or Ketu is placed in Leo, Cancer, Aries, or Scorpio. 2) Rahu is not seriously afflicted by being placed in one of the four previous signs or joined by the Sun, the Moon, or Mars. 3) Saturn is strong and unafflicted, or Rahu is highly or fully dignified.
Obviously, there is no intellectual retardation to begin with if Jupiter is fully dignified or Venus is strong and placed in Sagittarius or Pisces (the signs exactly opposite Gemini and Virgo) and Jupiter is not fully or highly undignified. Just as obviously, it is possible to experience severe intellectual retardation if Jupiter is undignified (e.g., situated in Gemini, Virgo, Aquarius, Capricorn, Libra, or Taurus) and there are no strong planets occupying its signs. Since Jupiter and Neptune are planets of vision and insight, intellectually retarded people are unable to see and appreciate what they are missing. Jupiter spends about one year in each zodiac sign, and Neptune about 14 years. The latter planet recently entered Pisces, a potentially fully dignified placement, and if strong and unafflicted, one that always contributes significant intellectual power. If there are undignified planets in Sagittarius and Pisces this can make the psychopathy of the Gemini and Virgo generations even worse by introducing psychotic traits. The subjective way of viewing facts, the often highly fanciful notions, and the scheming and dishonesty accompanying Saturn or Rahu in Pisces and Mars in Sagittarius make it difficult to communicate with these individuals. The most afflicted natives may even approve of their own psychopathy.
After Gemini and Virgo, the worst signs for Jupiter and Neptune are Aquarius and Capricorn. People with any or both of these planets in the latter sign are likely to have weak bodies, with little stamina and no virility. They possess several low traits of character, including little sense of cleanliness and even less benevolence towards other people. Their religious conduct is low. They are not very intelligent and have to put in much hard labor for low financial returns. Success means a lot to these people. They are both daring and cautious. Unlike the placements in Gemini and Virgo, the placements of Jupiter and Neptune in Aquarius and Capricorn are primarily indications of victimization. The life experience is karmic or due to a severe lack of light (faith, humility, and devotion).
Naturally, the same cancellation indications noted for Neptune in Gemini and Virgo also apply to Neptune in Aquarius and Capricorn. In addition, if Saturn is highly or fully dignified, the intellectual retardation with Neptune in the latter signs is clearly less pronounced than with Neptune in the first two signs (regardless of other indications).
I am an astrology student and not a professional astrologer. As I through the grace of God learn more, please expect some interpretations to change over time. The birth data used here have been published elsewhere on the web. The rodden ratings are AA for Obama’s chart and A for McCain’s. For a professional reading of the two Sun-Moon combinations, I recommend the astrology classic Heaven Knows What by the late American astrologer Grant Lewi.
The most recent birth data available through Astrodatabank have 18:25 as the birthtime for John McCain. These data carry an AA rating and should be more accurate than the A-rated data used in an earlier postscript from 8 May 2009. The Sun is no longer in the 1st house, but the 8th. The Moon has also changed. It has now advanced from Capricorn to Aquarius, which I think gives McCain a more suitable reading from Heaven Knows What.
Once a year, we experience an ideal Full Moon. This occurs when the Sun is in Leo and the Moon is in Aquarius. While a New Moon is considered a natural malefic in Jyotish (Indian astrology), a Full Moon is seen as a natural benefic. Also the Chinese consider a Full Moon fortunate. With the Sun in its natural domicile, the Aquarius Full Moon represents the very best of single planet indications. For a little more than two days a year, both the spiritual and the material sides of life are fully energized. A person born under this Moon is aware of ultimate reality (Aquarius = Knowledge) and has the sense of self necessary (Leo = Royalty) to see dreams materialize. For Kedara yoga, this could mean a master of numbers. For the Dama and Veena yogas, it spells leaders of thought. For all the others, unreliable emotions yield caprice.
A Note on Happiness
If you are not happy but want to be, try these three steps: 1) realize you are better off with God, 2) ask His forgiveness in full understanding of your past stupidity, and 3) expect Him to surprise you with all the happiness you need.
As for giving, remember that you cannot give what you do not have. If you want to give peace to the world you have to have peace within. You can only have peace within if you are with God and you can only be with God through asking forgiveness. To receive forgiveness you also need to give forgiveness.
Life in the material world is said to be like having a constant 40-degree fever. Until you remember God, you are delirious beyond all hope of recovery, especially so if you do not realize how bad your condition really is.
According to Jesus, we are all evil and only God is good. Thanks to his mercy, God constantly teaches us how to restore our health. Some of us may be more difficult to teach than others, but we are all work in progress.
For people on the road to recovery, God has provided astrology, through which we can learn where we stand, how far we have to go, and what to expect from both ourselves and the people around us.
As astrology helps keep madness at bay, we get a grip on our situation and it gets easier to love – His first commandment. Astrology can also give practical advice on everything from selecting a suitable spouse to the best time for celibacy.
Finally, astrology makes it more obvious that we do not have free will. To praise or blame ourselves or others is to worship the created in place of the creator, so we better stop the praise-blame game and realize who is God.
When we receive punishment it is not for
but for believing we are actually responsible for them – thinking we could have acted differently.
If you think you are doing good (self-righteousness) you have in this sense just as much to ask forgiveness for as someone who thinks he or she is doing evil.
All that does not take place in faith is sin (Rom 14:23).
Let us all follow God’s long-standing advice:
Worry about nothing, love your neighbor (in God), know and trust in Him.
Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother
Astrological Review and Forecast
There are many wills in the world and not all of them can have their way at the same time. Using astrology one can track who is on top at any given time. Simplistically speaking demons reign when the planets are in their signs of fall and saints reign when they are in their own signs.
The most important planet for tracking the will of the world is Saturn, or Kronos in Greek. Saturn left the sign of Leo and its state of fall on 3 September 2007. It continues to be somewhat poorly placed all through Virgo, but the worst of the current cycle should now be over. After a period of relative happiness and tolerance, Saturn entered Gemini on 21 April 2001, then reached Cancer on 4 June 2003, and finally Leo on 16 July 2005.
The period through Cancer and Leo covers the U.S. occupation of Iraq, a magnitude 6 earthquake killing over 5 000 in Indonesia, a tsunami killing more than 200 000 people around the Indian Ocean, a hurricane killing over 1 000 in the U.S., and all sorts of horrific injustices including abortion legalizations. Closer-to-home, less high-profile and more every-day nerve-wrecking activity should have left many without proper sleep.
In August of this year the world also experienced a magnitude 8 earthquake shake Peru, killing over 500 people and injuring more than 1 000, and the day Saturn conjuncted the Sun, reenforcing the roaring Leo characteristcs, the first and probably only category 5 hurricane of this season struck Mexico. The period as a whole saw no fewer than 7 category 5 atlantic hurricanes.
Finally, as the period came to an end this past Summer, Greece saw more than 3 000 wildfires giving many people a visible picture of the hell that is Leo at its worst. A personal example of Saturn in Leo is Adolf Hitler, notable for exhibiting the worst qualities of this placement including invalidism, need to head the parade at any cost, and being too smart for his own good. The same traits also grow strong when the Sun joins Saturn, or with Uranus placed in Cancer, both cases notably showcased by current Russian President Vladimir Putin. Unlike Hitler, however, Putin is a young adult rather than a school boy. His Rahu in Aquarius, revealing strength and grace, is also the exact opposite of Hitler’s in Cancer, showing arrogance or foolishness.
Things should be improving as Saturn now transits Virgo. Despite being weak at first and then possibly resentful and plagued by frequent changes, the coming 2 years should see an overall improvement over the past 5. Already since December of last year, Jupiter in Sagittarius has been mitigating the worst of Saturn in Leo. Jupiter – the planet of fundamental truth, insight and joy – will continue to be extremely well-placed until December of this year.
Not long after Jupiter leaves Sagittarius in December of this year, the Moon’s nodes enter their best signs. The longest period of dignity in their cycle begins in January of 2008 and lasts all through Saturn in Virgo and beyond. People should become more aware of reality, and astrology could see a major breakthrough. Spirituality booms yet again as it did once before in the early 90s.
Jupiter will see another high as it enters Pisces in January of 2010. This transit favors intellectual ventures, perspective on life, stand-up comedy, and general prosperity. In summary, the overall forecast until 2010 is for the better, with the middle of November especially good for saints and a lot worse for demons.
To reap all the benefits of web standards, the current design of this website complies with the strict document type definition of HTML 4.01 and completely relies on Cascading Style Sheets for layout and presentation. Behind the scenes, PHP hacking makes future changes and additions simpler than before. The publishing end has been sped up thanks to REXX scripting (Object Rexx).
A few years have already past since the launch of the current website design. A redesign is on the horizon. To speed up my own updates and to open up for collaborative updates in the future, the new design will sit on top of a wiki engine, although that will probably not be evident to the general visitor. What will become evident here and there is the move to the latest HTML 5 web standard. Despite being an astrologer, I cannot foresee exactly at what time the new design will be launched, but the switch will most likely take place during the Summer of 2013.
Website Accessibility and Web Browsers
Accessibility for a website means that as many users as possible should be able to access it. The most important prerequisite for achieving this is to employ all applicable web standards. Another effective measure is to unburden visitors from having to download browser plugins, such as Flash Player. In addition to basic accessibility, this website also uses skip links and associated access keys. The skip links are not only available to visually impaired visitors using screen readers, but also to anyone using the keyboard for navigation. In many regular browsers, such as Opera and Mozilla, you can also use their Site Navigation Bars for previous/next page, etc. Read more about the accessibility of this website.
The website has been tested and seriously tweaked for Internet Explorer, but version 7 and older versions are no longer supported by this website. Small CSS adjustments have been made for Opera. Contrary to expectations, Firefox does not consistently have the best CSS support. In at least one instance, Opera and even Internet Explorer outperformed Firefox. At this time, it seems to me that no single browser can fully replace the others. However, the open source browsers are the only ones to fully support fixed sidebars.
Although somewhat mellowed after testing, I would still recommend the Mozilla web browsers: FireFox for former Internet Explorer users and SeaMonkey for Web developers and former Netscape users. If for no other reason, the Mozilla products are available on more platforms and support all the accessibility features in use by this website. For speed, privacy, and the most complete CSS support, I could recommend Opera, but it is unfortunately not available for the best PC platform – OS/2. If you are using Mac OS X, then I would recommend the Safari web browser for nice things, such as text shadow.
Some of the above information is outdated. Most of the text was written a few years ago. Today there are many more web browsers around than was the case at the time of this website’s first redesign. Your chances of finding a decent web browser is also a lot better now. Even the latest Internet Explorer might be an option, but for your own safety you will probably still want to use something else.
A relatively new browser addition, which became widely popular last year and is likely to become the most popular web browser of them all this year, is Google Chrome. It is possibly quicker than most of the other browsers mentioned above, but in earlier testing, it has also been a lot worse at HTML/CSS rendering. When it comes to CSS support, Chrome is still (for the most part) miles ahead of the latest Internet Explorer, but neither beats Firefox or Seamonkey, and probably not Safari either. Firefox is the most popular web browser in Europe. It is especially popular in Germany, the most populous country in the European Union.
CSS2.1 is now an established and official web standard, and CSS3 is well on its way to become a de facto. The website will drop support for all browsers that are not compliant with CSS2.1 this year. It already employs some CSS3 features, and it will use many more in its redesign. All major browsers now support text shadow, including Internet Explorer (not version 9, but version 10). The following support box shadow, as well as rounded borders: IE9, Firefox 4, Chrome, Opera, and Safari 5.
Quote for Thought
you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength– Mark 12:30