Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hands Off Syria!

Furies pursue those who cause this
A warning, which again you can accept or disregard. When you allow atrocities to happen, no one is immune from the consequences. Even to the richest and powerful, you will pay. Sadly, even the innocent will suffer, till you change.
I don't write screeds or manifestos. These are warnings, based on the clear future I've been writing about for some time. Karma is inexorable for those who cannot change.
Recently, Syria was accused of bombing civilians with Sarin gas. Even though the State Dept. had confirmed Syria didn't possess any CW, and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh said Turkey had transferred Sarin to their head chopping allies.
Even though an MIT professor and a lawyer whose PhD is in neuropharmacology wrote assessments based on evidence so far,
The media still blamed Assad for "bombing his own people" and Donald J. Trump, who warned against foreign wars, shot off 59 cruise missiles at the Syrian government anyways. Assad, who likely will survive beyond  any of the US, UK, France, Saudi and Israeli leaders who wanted to take him down, was winning the war. Why would he weaken his own position by doing this?

Of course our leaders will argue their case for humanitarian intervention with passionate intensity. They have tried to topple any Arab leader who stood up to them, with disastrous consequences, each time. It's not like they're stupid, it's by design. If we're stupid enough to believe another WMD scare, more fool us.

This partial timeline provides evidence that the U.S. government and Obama in particular bear a significant responsibility for the Syrian war and the results of that war. Obama approved elements of CIA plans that go back over 65 years. The CIA meddling is distinct from the Pentagon’s failed plan to train “moderate rebels”, not covered in this timeline. 
1940s and 1950s “…if you want to understand the origins of authoritarian rule in Syria today, it is important to go back to the 1940s and the 1950s and see the role the CIA played in that land.” See also here, p. 122: “In the late 1940’s, U.S. policymakers grew alarmed when the Syrian government, bowing to public pressure, refused to let a U.S. oil company build a pipeline through its territory. Washington also found the strong anti-Western sentiment and the large Communist party in the country ominous. Concerned that Syria was ‘drifting leftward’, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) laid plans to overthrow its three-year old civilian government.” CIA operatives met with right-wing military leaders in Damascus to discuss installing a “military-supported dictatorship”.


America’s unsavory record of violent interventions in Syria—obscure to the American people yet well known to Syrians—sowed fertile ground for the violent Islamic Jihadism that now complicates any effective response by our government to address the challenge of ISIS. So long as the American public and policymakers are unaware of this past, further interventions are likely to only compound the crisis. Moreover, our enemies delight in our ignorance. 
As the New York Times reported in a Dec. 8, 2015 front page story, ISIS political leaders and strategic planners are working to provoke an American military intervention which, they know from experience, will flood their ranks with volunteer fighters, drown the voices of moderation and unify the Islamic world against America. 
To understand this dynamic, we need to look at history from the Syrians’ perspective and particularly the seeds of the current conflict. Long before our 2003 occupation of Iraq triggered the Sunni uprising that has now morphed into the Islamic State, the CIA had nurtured violent Jihadism as a Cold War weapon and freighted U.S./Syrian relationships with toxic baggage. 
During the 1950’s, President Eisenhower and the Dulles brothers rebuffed Soviet treaty proposals to leave the Middle East a cold war neutral zone and let Arabs rule Arabia. Instead, they mounted a clandestine war against Arab Nationalism—which CIA Director Allan Dulles equated with communism—particularly when Arab self-rule threatened oil concessions. They pumped secret American military aid to tyrants in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon favoring puppets with conservative Jihadist ideologies which they regarded as a reliable antidote to Soviet Marxism.  
At a White House meeting between the CIA’s Director of Plans, Frank Wisner, and Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, in September of 1957, Eisenhower advised the agency, “We should do everything possible to stress the ‘holy war’ aspect.”
So, once again, US, UK, France, Israel, Turkey, Saudis, UAE & Qatar Planned a Syria Coup and demanded Assad step down. They shipped arms raided from Libya to Jihadis in Syria, and Ambassador Stephens died in the fallout at Benghazi. I saw the waves of refugees pour out from Libya and Syria, and it is for this reason I said Obama's "legacy" would be this, and, "Hillary Clinton would never be the president of the U.S".

But that is just, political analysis. What I wrote from a spiritual perspective January 31, 2011, anticipating the changes to come in Europe, then America and the M.E:

The People Are Revolting

We are seeing the failure of globalization and interventionist colonial wars. The US has become irrelevant. Europe is struggling to overcome its own financial mismanagement. 
It is starting again, as it always has. The actions of a few, snowballing. Poland 1948, Hungary 1956, worldwide in 1968, and Egypt, 2011. The world is not coming to an end, it is a beginning. The next place where people will rise will be Europe, and then, America. 
This is the message:


We will not be governed by you.
 And now, a new message:

Furies Pursue You.


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter, Every One!

Letting Go Of Self 
A quiet celebration with my family but what, exactly, is the point of Easter? Is it about belief or something more? Yes, there was an event once, with a mythical person or not (I believe, it happened) but the message is, as always in religion or spirituality, universal.

I took a series of pictures and this showed in my phone album. Looks very like an aura. From a previous blog The 12 Chakra System of Healing:

Pink, our purpose in life, sky blue and indigo, the mind, intuition, violet is spiritual journey going into black, karma, the void, nothingness.

On a deeper spiritual level, only when we let go of our selves, can we be free.

Ego, the yellow chakra, the soul, is the sum total of memories, both this and past lives. Yet karma is inexorable and we are bound to and by it. How do we free ourselves?

Rationalists might believe our greatest instinct is self-preservation. I disagree. Our greatest instinct is the yearning of the spirit to free ourselves from the burden of karma. This is the purpose of all forms of meditation, to let go. For peace.

The ego, holds on to things. How we define ourselves, past experiences and hurts, our environment, upbringing.

Sometimes, we need to let go.

Sometimes, the sacrifice of self serves a higher purpose.

We are in the midst of the darkest age of all. Trump, war, the killing of innocents. The knowing pollution of the earth and its waters that give us life. The destruction of relationships and the loss of faith and idols with feet of clay. Should we all say there's nothing we can do?

That is not an option. A bomb went off killing 126 Shiite villagers from al-Foua and Kefraya in Syria, including 60 children. A million Yemenis are facing starvation. Not just in the M.E,., but all over. Furies take over the world.

This is what we can do. Think beyond yourself. There is the meditation of contemplation, there also is the meditation of peaceful protest and action.

Yes, we get all bound up in causes. Yes, there often is a price to pay once you stick your head out. Do not be afraid, you aren't alone.
Your religion, your faith or lack of belief doesn't matter. Funny, I have met so many good people on both sides of the imaginary left-right divide, all caring about what is wrong about the world. About the environment, that war isn't a solution but symptom and cause of our ills. You just have to care.
The key to it is a spirituality that goes beyond yourself.
That, my friends, is the measure of Easter. Not that we sacrifice ourselves, though all love for them that do for their causes, their beliefs, their creativity, their families and to help the ills of the world.
But, that you balance the needs of self  with the needs of spirit, that you go beyond with acts of kindness and faith.
I wish you the peace and joy of Easter.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Brexit, What?

What, now?
EU Referendum Chart
The Union Comes Into Effect

We have had worldwide upheaval since the Pluto-Uranus squares of 2010-2012, compounded by attempts to bring everything into balance since the 2014 Saturn-Neptune squares. People dying from war, refugees streaming into Europe, marriages and unions in upheaval. Now, with the people of the UK having voted to leave the European Union, time to ask what next? This was what I was writing, then the US bombed Syria. To the subject at hand, but remember, your country tried to pass a Security Council Resolution against Syria today. Karma will out.
Sometimes, Seeing The Future Can Be a Terrible Thing but I would prefer to talk about possibilities, not certainties. Yes, I've written extensively about the future of Europe, about the U.K., but always from a spiritual and historical perspective, pointing out that people have the power to alter their destiny.  
This why I use astrology; to look at things from a slightly different perspective to try understand people, events, nations..
The horoscope of your birth shows your potential as a person, that of a nation its strengths and weaknesses, and future direction.
There are many National Horoscopes of the U.K. and Great Britain so it's a question to decide which is the right one to use as a starting point. Some astrologers use the 1801 Acts but in my opinion that changed when most of Ireland withdrew from the Union.
Since the Scottish parliament has just issued its intention to request a referendum to secede from the Union it made sense to use the 1707 Acts of Union as the base line to see what next for the people of Great Britain? May 01, 1707 0:00 hrs. was when the two kingdoms became one. I also use the 0:00 time for the EU referendum chart. When you don't have an exact time for an event the energy at the beginning of the day still tells a picture.
I used similar methods to make my analyses of the Trump win and his presidency, and the many articles about the future of America.
God Bless Scotland I wrote when the Scottish People voted to remain in the Union in 2014. "But watch out for shocks ahead".
What's Up With The U.K.? after the 2015 floods. "Wake up calls", but also, "We are slowly taking back the world, one country at a time. My country, Canada, first. With leaders and parties who will be held accountable".
After Brexit, What? written immediately after the referendum. I thought it was a mistake, and said so.
I also wrote "The British people have spoken. .. yes, voters have made their choice clear and I respect that. I  also believe their vote, made perhaps out of fear and anger, was the right one. The Leave politicians, forget their xenophobic fear mongering, lied to them about the economic consequences of that decision, so yes, unfortunately, I expect serious fall out.
  1. As the pound continues to fall the Bank of England may raise interest rates, causing hardship to working families.
  2. Imports will cost more. And since the price of oil is set in dollars, gas and heating costs will rise.
  3. The European market will be closed to British goods and capital flight will cause many European companies to move out. Americans will come in and buy your assets on the cheap.
  4. Young people will no longer be able to work or study in Europe. Unemployment will rise. Your properties there and in the UK will lose value, your trips abroad more expensive.
  5. You still have to pay EU fees and an exit fine. No 'savings' to save the NHS, that and the social safety net will be dismantled under the process begun under the Tories and New Labour.
Why, then, do I believe it's the right choice?

I'm a spiritual person. I believe there are consequences to actions. Half a lifetime warning people and nations exactly what karma means and how, it's a law more inexorable than gravity :) so there you go.

If you look at my dozens of posts on Europe and the U.K. on this blog you'll see. (Yes, many of their policies seem bad, but you really were and would have been better off with Europe. Only the America worshippers see otherwise, till you sign away your patrimony).

This is what war, invasions of other countries, and unfettered greed does to you, and if you don't like the consequences, sorry....
And now, the U.S. Maybe you, too, need to learn the hard way. Perhaps it needs to get worse before you get shaken out your lethargy, in which case it's a good thing.

Whither Goest Thou, America? And if you can't decide, then maybe, you need a President Trump though honestly, President Hillary will be worse."
And this is me, unfiltered: Don't expect a better union or trade deal with the U.S. It will be an unmitigated disaster. They're already aflame and will drag you down. The best deal was with Europe.
Now, to the astrology. The EU referendum chart Grand Cross creates immense stress; Saturn, the planet of karma in Sagittarius the sign of seeking freedom in the 11th house of friends and associations square Neptune in Pisces (illusion) and Chiron (wounded healer) in the second house of finances and emotional resources opposite Jupiter/Moon's Node in Virgo (critical analysis tinged by emotion) in the 8th house of joint finances and inheritance, shows this was a decision made on hopeful delusion and optimism Brexit would make things better. It won't.
This squares Mercury (communication) in the 5th house of creativity but also, gambling, taking a chance. Since this is a negative, not positive aspect, it shows the lies of the media, failures of communication, that led to this decision. And since the 5th is the house of children, you are literally poisoning the future of your children and  subsequent generations.
Pluto on the ascendant shows the underlying, unresolved divisions in the UK made this referendum result inevitable.
Transiting Pluto in the 1st house of self expression and individuality squaring Uranus in the 4th house of foundations show further upheaval, as the shambles of Brexit negotiation shows. Uranus squaring Sun and Venus in the 6th house of health and employment since 2010 show why your declining figures there caused deep dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs. Perhaps you should have blamed the Tory government and not, Europe or immigrants?
Now to your birth chart, when two Nations became one.
Chiron in the 1st house  shows the deep wound that this Union created and still carries. Culloden, the Highland Clearances. But Venus in the second shows your joint creativity made you the richest country in the world, and three planets in the 3rd trine Jupiter in the 7th shows your union was beneficial.
Transiting Saturn in your 12th house of restriction shows the problems ahead. Pluto in your 1st House of self-expression makes you er, obstinate but also, self-destructive. Squaring transiting Uranus in your third house of communication means others find you er, difficult to communicate with (and your negotiations with Europe will, sadly, fall apart).
I don't have to remind you can always cancel Brexit. That's your decision.
But if England leaves Europe, then Scotland must end this union, for its own good.
On the other hand, I believe that now, more than ever, we should work on all our unions, personal and external. Your marriages, your alliances. It no longer is a hegemonic world, nor can we be isolated islands. Russia and China, with far more sane leaders than the US, UK, and France axis, are building infrastructure into Europe and buying up sources of raw materials all over the world. Your children's future belongs to Europe once you take the blinkers off. Decent jobs and education, health care, or, they can be unemployed or work at McDonald's, your choice.
I have long and deep ties with the U.K. going back many lifetimes. I have great friends there and known how good hearted they are and yes, I am concerned for their future.
Perhaps, it will be a Great Britain once more.