Thursday, August 10, 2017

North Korea; Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, & Astrology.

Angry words have been flying hither and thither on the North Korea issue. Should we worry? This from the BBC website yesterday is only vaguely reassuring, bearing in mind that a solar eclipse, mentioned in Tuesday's post, will occur on 21 August, and will, unusually, be visible across the USA, and has links to President Trump's natal chart.

North Korea-US tensions: How worried should you be?

For further reading (if any passing reader has the stomach for it) I'd recommend the posts dated 8th and 9th August, (Is the Korean war scare real? and Reviewing the Unthinkable) at a blog called Sic Semper Tyrannis, written by a retired military colonel:
Colonel W. Patrick Lang is a retired senior officer of U.S. Military Intelligence and U.S. Army Special Forces (The Green Berets). He served in the Department of Defense both as a serving officer and then as a member of the Defense Senior Executive Service for many years.

I'm re-posting, here, my February blog about Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. He was briefly in the news this week, commenting on the North Korea situation. I decided to do a re-post after using Google search to find out if and where my February post had landed, after being mangled and spat out by that mysterious Google algorithm. I searched "Rex Tillerson, astrology". It didn't show up at all on first try, in the 14 or so pages, but when I clicked on the link available the end of the last page, it led to a fuller list including posts omitted as being "similar" to those listed; my old post then came up on page 2. Perhaps because my post received too few hits and no comments it didn't warrant initial inclusion - but how the heck are readers ever going to find the post if it's not there?

Anyway, this seems like a reasonable time to re-post it - here it is again:

A look at the natal chart of the USA's new Secretary of State: Rex Tillerson, noting a few pointers from online sources as to the kind of guy he is, as perceived by those who know him.

Two key factors routinely mentioned by commentators are Tillerson's long career in ExxonMobil - at retirement at the end of last year he was the company's CEO; and that, via his Exxon career, he has crafted close ties with Russia's President Putin. Neither factor is seen as being beneficial by many Democrats. He does consider that climate change is real - that's an improvement on the ideas of some of his colleagues in President Trump's cabinet. However, he qualifies his belief: “The increase in greenhouse gas in the atmosphere is having an effect. Our ability to predict that effect is very limited,” he answered to a question posed in his confirmation hearing.

What little I've gleaned about Secretary Tillerson's personality from a handful of articles online tells of a man who quietly projects power, discipline and control (NPR). Those who know Tillerson consistently describe a disciplined and effective communicator with an engineer’s logical approach to solving problems and the ethical compass of a Boy Scout. “What you see is what you get,” said John Stuart, a longtime Dallas banking executive who has known Tillerson for a decade. “He’s a straightforward, honest, honorable person.”

Tillerson is an Eagle Scout himself, and a longtime booster and national leader of the Boy Scouts organisation. He helped to engineer a recent change allowing gays to join the Boy Scouts.

From Dallas News:
More than 40 years after Rynd and Tillerson met, the memories that stand out for Rynd surrounding his former housemate revolve around one central concept: work. The Tejas Club was an old house that needed many repairs, and Tillerson would organize the projects, then complete them.

“He wasn’t just a delegator. This sounds corny, but he led by example. There was no project that was beneath him or too hard for him,” Rynd said. “He was busy -- if not busier than the rest of us. ... If it needed to be done, Rex signed up and got it done.”

Tillerson graduated in 1975 and weighed a higher-paying offer at a steel company. But in Exxon, he found a company whose highly regimented approach mirrored his own.

“It’s very demanding and competitive,” said Coll, the author. “It’s a very rule-driven institution. But it also requires something on the dealmaking side, a little bit of a sense of subtlety and resilience because most of these places where they work, these things don’t come easily.”

Tillerson worked for Exxon’s upstream division -- the rough-and-tumble business of exploring and developing new resources. His early days found him in East Texas, a time he later described as “sheer joy” in solving complex problems out on the oilfield.

He steadily rose through the ranks and by the 1990s, he landed career-defining assignments in places like Yemen and post-collapse Russia. theory that all sounds like good news! Does his natal chart reflect the above?

Born on 23 March 1952 in Wichita Falls, Texas. No time of birth known, chart is set for 12 noon.

Without knowing his time of birth only a sketchy outline is possible, Moon's exact position and rising sign cannot be established. First thing I noticed - no planets in Earth signs, I found that surprising. The unknown rising sign might provide an Earthy footing.

His lifetime career closely connected to oil is nicely represented by Saturn and Neptune close together, close enough to be termed conjunct, in Libra. Saturn links to career, Neptune links (among other things) to oil.

His natal Sun, Mercury and Jupiter are all in Aries, sign known as the initiator, with the Saturn/Neptune conjunction opposite, providing a balancing, steadying factor to any native Aries impulsiveness. Mercury conjunct Jupiter in Aries reflects the important part international travel (Jupiter) has always played in his career, and will continue to do so as Secretary of State.

I see that, in his natal chart, there are two challenging square aspects to Uranus, planet of the unexpected and eccentricity - in Secretary Tillerson's case this is no bad thing. We have quite enough eccentricity and unexpectedness emanating from President Trump - we need no more, and especially not from the Secretary of State! It's interesting, though, to note that transiting Uranus, at 21 Aries, is currently conjunct Tillerson's natal Mercury/Jupiter. Change is, indeed, visiting his life, both planet-wise and in reality!

At 12 noon on Secretary Tillerson's date of birth Moon was at 5 Pisces; for natal Moon to have been in Aquarius his time of birth would need to have been in the very early hours - not a lot later than 1 AM; it seems most likely that natal Moon was in early Pisces, reflecting a more gentle and imaginative inner-self than his dynamic Aries core-self.

Due to comments on his personality quoted above, I'd bet on a solid Earthy rising sign (Capricorn, Virgo or Taurus), alternatively Saturn in Libra sitting on the ascendant with Neptune close by.


mike said...

He's a corporate boy that speaks in platitudes now that he's a public figure, but his actions prior to Sec of State provide a different story. His deep Exxon roots planted in Saudi Arabia, other Middle Eastern countries, and Russia are conflicts-of-interest as Secretary, as he's previously assisted foreign countries' interests, which were not aligned with the USA's and detrimental to American policy. He's also accused of dragging Exxon down financially under his tenure, while formulating policies detrimental to Exxon's long-term survival and public perception.

The Aug 21st eclipse is right on his S Node. Transiting Jupiter is conj his Neptune and opposing Mercury-Jupiter through August and most of September, and this duration will not be stellar for him. His thinking and communication will not be up to task and there is potential for him to mislead or be mislead, as something is blown out of proportion. All this is part of a waning T-square with transiting Pluto, too. He's a world figure, so he's under the influence of Pluto. Transiting Pluto will be causing some disturbances over the next several years, forming a T-square with natal Mercury, Jupiter, and Neptune.

He is suited to the Trump administration's peculiarities, variances, and vagaries. Don't be fooled by his demeanor.

Twilight said...

mike ~ Hi - nice to see you! I suppose the information I gleaned in February had to come from conservative/Republican sources, and so would be bound to highlight Tillerson's positive side. You've highlighted some less admirable facets of his personality. It's good to have the full view of this guy, he now carries a lot of power and influence.

Thanks for the additional astrological pointers.

LB said...

Hi Twilight (and mike) ~ I'd recommend two WSWS articles.

From the first, "Evidence of Google blacklisting of left and progressive sites continues to mount":

"A growing number of leading left-wing websites have confirmed that their search traffic from Google has plunged in recent months, adding to evidence that Google, under the cover of a fraudulent campaign against fake news, is implementing a program of systematic and widespread censorship.:

Other enlightening articles about Google's possible sidetracking of searches can be found under WSWS's "Most Read Over the Past 7 Days" heading on the right of the page.

The second article is "Trump’s nuclear war threat against North Korea" and goes into a lot of generally overlooked background information:

Twilight said...

LB ~ Hey LB! Two very good links, many thanks. I'd read about the blacklisting of certain websites, did kind of wonder if my Tillerson post from February had fallen foul of Google's censorship. Yet there isn't anything untoward in it. Perhaps Google doesn't like my sidebar socialist site links. Well, as they say in Yorkshire...tough titty!

I've been on Blogger (now part of Google's empire)since 2006, used to get a decent rating a few years ago. Efforts of Facebook and Google have seen off a lot of blogs already, any independent, personal blogs that haven't died off from lack of readers will likely do so soon. I intend to carry on though - I'm feeling obtuse today.
Never mind "fire and fury" being directed towards North Korea, some of that ought to be directed toward these new predatory monopolies.

James Higham said...

Prepare for Nibiru.

Twilight said...

James Higham ~ Is your other name Zecharia?