I know that after all is said and done, more is said than done. (Rita Mae Brown, “In Her Day.” 1978)
He was talking at the top of his ego. (Miles Franklin, “Childhood at Brindabella,” 1963)
In response to one of our readers I am taking a look at tonight’s press conference. It certainly qualifies as an event since this is only the third one since GWB took office.
Alas, alack, I did not see nor hear the speech, I did not see who was called upon to present the “served up” questions. As the fates would have it I was tied up in meetings all day, and they were the type where there is “more said than done.” I talked to two friends when I got home and listened to what I knew would be predictable responses (one conservative, one liberal) I also listened to about 10 minutes of Charlie Rose and a panel of editorial writers (conservative and liberal mix) discussing their impressions.
Armed with a small smattering of information I ploughed into The Press Conference Chart. (April 13, 2004 at 9:01pm in Washington, DC. My initial overall impression was nothing. He said nothing, nothing that would be remembered or would impress people (except of course those who get paid for promoting him at all costs)
Venus, in the 8th house at 9 degrees Gemini conjunct the fixed star Aldebaran, square retrograde Jupiter in the 10th house. I have written of Aldebaran before, he is one of the 4 archangels and relates to Michael the Warrior Angel. Ebertin says Aldebaran conjunct Venus would indicate “a misuse of power.” That would certainly fit with the square to Jupiter in the 10th house.
Normally a Venus/Jupiter square isn’t a negative but when sitting astride Aldebaran the tendency to misuse power would and could be a powerful aphrodisiac and as if to reinforce that message the Asteroid Apollo also conjuncts Venus. Wherever Apollo resides is where you refuse to learn from your lessons. Ok, so that’s not new. But, it’s the lovely Kassandra giving everyone a case of “huh, what did he say, what did that mean, who’s he talking to.”
Ah yes, Kassandra, the asteroid conjuncting the North Node in the 7th House. Kassandra doesn’t listen because she doesn’t hear very well. Further interpretation would be “we are not hearing what is being said, and the speaker is not listening to what he’s being told. I went to a lecture tonight and listened to a panel of speakers under the same aspects and I could not tell you what any of them said, I can tell you I was bored beyond belief.
One of our readers said the ascendant was in Libra; it was in Scorpio because the chart is set for Washington, DC, 10 degrees Scorpio and the mid-heaven was at 18 Leo, ruled by the Sun. The Sun is in a weakened position in the 6th house and squares Chiron. The Sun in the 6th, ruling our foot soldiers. We will hear more about the possibility of a draft in May. This Sun is also coming to a square to GWB’s Saturn, and conjunct his mid-heaven, an ego wound and possibly a public one. I doubt if he willingly gave a press conference.
No less than 5 planets conjunct house cusps, something of great importance was said tonight, something we need to know. Several conjunctions to house cusps are indicative of important action. With the North Node in the 7th house on the 7th house cusp, I would say Bush knows he is going to have to play nice with others and needs their help but he will still want it his way or no way.
Finally, Mercury is retrograde, and nothing came out as he intended. A friend of mine told me that he said something like “without 9/11 the people would never have let us go into Afghanistan.” I cannot confirm that statement, but if he did say such a thing that is an important Freudian slip of the tongue, a big slip. Guilt is a funny thing and rears it’s head with the truth when a person is least expecting it to do so.
Pluto in the 2nd house and the Moon on the 4th house cusp, three degrees away from a sextile to Pluto would say money will be needed and we will pay it.
Without going into all the astrological aspects let me say again, Bush, Sr. needs to take extreme care with his health. He has a lot of nervous energy being set off right now and that can point to heart attack or stroke. With GWB’s Saturn on his Sun could mean the loss of the father. At the very least there is one massive family fight going on and his father is under a great deal of stress due to some recent events. He will remain under extreme stress throughout this next year, but this next week will be intense for the family dynamics.
Our President has something new up his sleeve and it will require others to carry it out, he already knows who the “others” will be and he believes that his “new” approach to Iraq will resolve the problems there. This will be his last chance to prove he can clean up the mess he created. Venus and Aldebaran on the US Uranus rules the 7th house of partners in this chart and the North Node. I think the “war” with Iraq will escalate (by way of the US) with disastrous and explosive consequences by 2005, the results of which will destroy GWB’s reputation.
I will say what I have been saying for a year, I don’t know that GWB will be the GOP Candidate, and I have never thought that Kerry will actually run. I am not sure what is going to happen at this point, it could be Marshall Law or a massive scandal affecting nearly everyone in Congress, but I do know that it is going to be a situation that has never happened before in the United States.
As far as Yellowstone and could this massive build up of energy not be political but geophysical instead? YES! There are several websites regarding the problem in Yellowstone and you won’t have any problem at all accessing the latest information. I am a person who holds positive thoughts in all possible outcomes and there are a ton of psychics who are predicting a Yellowstone eruption, and they have been doing so for years. I expect they will continue predicting the eruption and eventually they will be right. I figure they got tired of predicting the “big one” in California and this is a really great focus because of the ominous bubbles.
“Your mission, Jim, should you decide to accept it,” (Mission Impossible, TV series) is work on our fears.
In my other job, I have been writing contracts for days and I am writing this very early in the morning, without, of course, editing. All you good Virgo's out there can just slip me an email if the corrections are glaring.