Friday, July 29, 2011


Confidence. From Latin root word fidere - to trust or have faith. Noun = fides. Secondary roots fid, fide, feal, feder. In modern English we see them, for example, in: confide, confidence, bona fide, federal, federation, confederate.

Confidences by Pierre Auguste Renoir

Astrologer C.E.O. Carter on self-confidence , from his Encyclopedia of Psychological Astrology:

Self-confidence is chiefly dependent upon a prominent Mars, although it may come from almost any planet if the same is strong in the ascendant or is the ruler of the horoscope. The Moon, Venus and Neptune are the least self-reliant, Neptune has much to do with inferiority complex.

A prominent but afflicted Mars causes too great self-confidence, especially is he is square the Sun without a strong Saturn as counteragent. In the former case there is often cocksureness and a tendency to take any risk, and often for a long time the native's adventuousness seems to justify itself. Aries prople very rarely lack self-reliance.........

Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.
— Truman Capote (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)

I have great faith in fools
- my friends call it self-confidence.

~ Edgar Allan Poe

Confidence tricksters, or con-artists are like magicians, it’s all about sleight of hand. They are confident, convincing and, beneath the surface, conniving. A con man approaches his mark with a mixture of colourful small talk and self-aggrandising, so that the mark will be taken in, will come to like him, and will find him impressive. In making himself seem important, the con man seems to flatter us with his attention. His patter is practised, rhetorically fluent and infectious. He rushes us from one impression – one piece of vague information – to another without ever pausing for breath. Before long he has us hooked, having made himself an influential presence in our lives. (See here).

Painting by Hieronymus Bosch - con-tricks have been around for a long time!

List of Top 10 Famous con men.

A while ago I had the bright-ish idea of doing a post, or several, on confidence tricksters and their astrology. Unsurprisingly, others have beaten me to it already. One interesting example: "Asteroid Bilk" by Alex Miller is at:

The great masses of the people...will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.
Adolf Hitler

The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most are those who try to tell them the truth.
H.L. Mencken

Stepping back into history, for the Romans, fides was an essential element in the character of a man of public affairs, and a necessary constituent element of all social and political transactions ('good faith'). Fides meant reliablilty, a sense of trust between two parties if a relationship between them was to exist. (See here)
In Roman religion, Fides was the goddess of trust. Her temple on the Capitol was where the Roman Senate signed and kept state treaties with foreign countries, and where Fides protected them. She is represented by a young woman crowned with an olive branch, with a cup or turtle, or a military ensign in hand. She wears a white veil or stola; her priests wore white cloths, showing her connection to the highest gods of Heaven, Jupiter and Dius Fidius. Her temple which can be dated to 254 B.C.E was near Jupiter's temple in the Capitol. (Wikipedia)

Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

For The Child in Us All

Zodiac sign Leo, through which the Sun is currently travelling, is associated with 5th house in astrology. 5th house represents, among other things, childhood and child-like activity. We all, no matter how sophisticated or knowledgeable, retain remnants of childhood/child-like fantasies within our nature.

Amid the current bad news cycle of debt ceilings, deficits, impasses with world-wide financial calamity waiting in the wings, it might be wise to "5th-house-it all". Simplify, least for a few minutes, before heading back into the fray.

Few ordinary people, and not too many extraordinary people, fully understand the underpinnings of the present crisis, even less the theatrical games being played by Washington DC's pantomime artists. Authors of books intended for children often had timeless advice to offer - for us all, whatever stage of maturity we have or haven't reached. I don't know about you, but these wee snippets always cheer me during times of worry and wondering about what could possibly come next:

Think (laterally) about A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh ~~~

'Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?'
'Supposing it didn't,' said Pooh.
After careful thought Piglet was comforted by this.

It's snowing still," said Eeyore gloomily.
"So it is."
"And freezing."
"Is it?"
"Yes," said Eeyore. "However," he said, brightening up a little, "we haven't had an earthquake lately."

Then think about the Sesame Street story:

There's a Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone

Grover is horrified to learn that there is a monster at the end of the book, and begs the reader not to finish the book, so as to avoid the monster.
Fearful of reaching the end of the book, Grover constructs a series of obstacles, such as attempting to tie pages together and laying brick walls, to prevent the reader from advancing. Increasingly frightened (and also in awe of the reader's strength at overcoming the obstacles), Grover pleads with the reader to stop reading as the book nears its conclusion. However, the monster turns out to be Grover himself, making the story self-referential.


If You Give a Moose a Muffin, by Laura Joffe Numeroff.

If a big hungry moose comes to visit, you might give him a muffin to make him feel at home. If you give him a muffin, he'll want some jam to go with it. When he's eaten all your muffins, he'll want to go to the store to get some more muffin mix.

That one's a fable President Obama might benefit from reading!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


The only people you can be sure are "Leos" are those mortals whose parents endowed them with Leo as a first name. Those born between 23 July and 22 August (give or take a day) were born when the Sun was travelling through zodiac sign Leo. They are not necessarily Leos, as the term has come to be understood by fans of astrology. They may be Leo-types - or maybe not. A number of possible chart configurations could make such people Cancer-types, or even Aquarius- types, or Taurus-types or a type defined by common interpretations of any of the other signs of the zodiac.

True astrological Leo-types, as defined in astrology textbooks do exist, but I'd be willing to bet that they're fairly thin on the ground.

Keeping all of that in mind, here's what 20th century British astrologer Ingrid Lind wrote about the sign Leo in her long out-of-print 1962 little book Astrology and Commonsense. My battered paperback copy is rapidly disintegrating!

Quality: Fixed. Element: Fire. Ruler: the Sun. Positive.

The conflict or contradiction here is surely in the thought of fixed fire. The answer in terms of Leo characterised is in molten gold. Where Aries, the primitive Fire sign, rushes round in action, Leo is content to glow in one place; preferably a palace. We can imagine that the primitive community has grown and the population increased through the willing co-operation of Aries, Taurus, and Cancer (Gemini doing his part between journeys and debate) and now a leader has to be elected. Leo fills the bill. His natural self-confidence and upright bearing, combined with his ability to command as if by right and without aggressiveness ensures his unanimous election. He takes his place on the throne with no false humility. Like the king in the fairy tales he is noble, just and kind; his palace glitters with gold and crowns are worn rather than kept for special occasions, for he is only too happy to give a commoner a treat by his gorgeous appearance. He has a proper sense of hospitality and at his banquets food, drink and dancing girls arrive in sumptuous succession.

How do such glittering and regal qualities fit into the charts of everyday men and women? Upstanding young men with big, well-shaped heads who captain teams or lead their school are often found to have Leo rising or somewhere prominent in the chart. There is a big, sunny, warm-hearted quality and an infectious power of enjoyment that is very endearing when this sign can manifest without too much opposition. What is sad is to find Leo strong in an otherwise unhappy chart. In this case there will be a thwarted urge to greatness resulting in ineffectual swank and bombast.

Leo is a positive, masculine sign and women Leos have to be careful not to be over-dominating. It is essential that they should find some position where they can usefully take the lead; but they must learn to keep the Leonine urge in check in social circumstances where they will not be popular if they throw their weight about.
(Note from your blogger: in 21st century life this applies to men also!)

Leo children can be controlled best by appealing to their sense of dignity and magnanimity.

Leo Qualities
Warm-hearted generosity
Creative ability

Leo Faults
Overbearing manner
Showing off.
From my own experience of people exhibiting Leo-ness, I'd add that people with this sign strong in their natal charts much prefer being their own boss, unless they have had an opportunity of putting their undeniable leadership skills into action. Not everyone who wishes to be a leader has the opportunity to be one. The next best thing is to be in charge of one's own version of the daily grind. I have an uncle and a cousin with natal Sun in Leo, both self-employed for all of their working has a garden center, the other spent his working life as a wallpapering/painting one-man business. Another old friend of mine from the 1960s, who is a good example of Leo-ness, was described in a previous post, along these lines:
Back in the 1960s, in Devonshire, the English south-western riviera...he had clear Leo tendencies - he wasn't wealthy - far from it, but he made it his business to have a flashy Jaguar car to make a good impression. Onlookers probably never guessed that the back seats were supported by a couple of old soda crates, and various other bits and pieces of the interior had seen much better days. He started his own business, a one-man affair which hadn't truly taken off at the time I knew him. He had dreams of building a lovely house on a Devon cliff-top, took me to see the site he wanted to buy. He was a sweet dreamer. He never knew his father, but suspected that he was the illegitimate son of local aristocracy. I often wonder how things turned out for him.

That post, and others on Leo, can be reached via Label Cloud in the sidebar - click on "Leo".

My husband has Leo Moon and Leo rising (Aries Sun) and in his working life he led via management. I have only generational Pluto in Leo, not closely linked to a personal planet, though it's in my first house, opposing Aquarius Sun to within around 7 degrees. I'm not sure how much weight to attach to that. The only truly Leo-related trait I can identify in myself is love of quality (not flashy) "stuff" - clothes especially. It's a pain in the rear really, and I've grown out of it a lot.

Of course, one doesn't have to have Leo strong to be a leader, manager, or a self-employed whatever, or to appreciate fine quality. The Leo-driven do have a desire to lead inbuilt into their psyche though, whereas folks with other emphasis in their natal charts possibly arrive in leadership through excellence in their chosen sphere, or by accident, or by coincidence, rather than leadership itself being their main aim and desire.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Music Monday ~ The Song Not The Singer: ~ MacArthur Park

Sincere condolences to the people of Norway, particularly the loved ones of those murdered this weekend.


RIP Amy Winehouse.

Her life was turning, turning,
In mazes of heat and sound.
But for peace her soul was yearning,
And now peace laps her round.
(From "Requiescat" by Matthew Arnold)


You absolutely love it or switch off after the first few bars, because "the lyrics are senseless" (they can be found at the at end of this post). But they're not senseless. In any case, it's a wonderfully evocative piece of music in its own right, without the lyrics. Jimmy Webb wrote it and, according to Wikipedia, originally intended it would be part of a cantata. Actor Richard Harris, a friend of Webb, having whetted his appetite for singing in Camelot, recorded the song in 1968. His version remains the definitive one for many. I'm fascinated, though, by the variety of interpretations of the song both vocal and instrumental.

Wikipedia also states that:
The inspiration for "MacArthur Park" was the relationship and breakup between Webb and Susan Ronstadt, a cousin of singer Linda Ronstadt. The song's title was the park where the two occasionally met for lunch and spent their most enjoyable times together. At that time in mid-1965, Ronstadt worked for a life insurance company whose offices were located just across the street from the park. Both continued to be friends, even after her marriage to another man. The breakup was also the primary influence for "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," another Webb composition. When asked by interviewer Terry Gross what was going through his mind when he wrote the lyrics, Webb replied that the lyrics were meant to be symbolic, and they referred to the end of a love affair.
I looked at Jimmy Webb's natal chart some time ago (here) along with that of Glen Campbell, whose interpretation of a couple of Webb songs brought both singer and songwriter much acclaim, and which still stand as classics of their kind.

Another quick look at Webb's chart to refresh my memory. Webb was born in Elk City, Oklahoma on 15 August 1946. Astrodatabank set their chart for 8:20 AM with a "C" rating (not reliable) and add a footnote that Webbs's father has said Jimmy was born at night, 8:40PM. I'm using that time here. Astrodatabank's 8:20AM chart can be seen here.

I'm not familiar with all of Webb's songs - there are many - but the ones which have imprinted themselves on the public memory (Wichita Lineman, Galveston, Didn't We? By the Time I Get to Phoenix, and MacArthur Park) all have melacholy and whistfulness at their core. MacArthur Park has abstract imagery too, like a surreal painting.

Webb's Leo Sun is in harmonious sextile aspect to Uranus in Gemini on one side and Jupiter in Libra on the other, linking self (Sun) to eccentric Uranus - abstract imagery, and Jupiter, planet of publication and expansion.

Venus, planet of the arts is conjunct Neptune (creativity, dreaminess) and Mars (energy and drive).

I see the links of Sun to Uranus and Venus to Neptune, in particular, as good reflections of the "feel" of MacArthur Park. A bit "left field" but beautiful, creative and dreamy.

Where, in the chart, is the melancholy and wistfulness found in so many other Webb songs though?

If this time of birth is near correct Moon (inner, emotional self) and Saturn were in close trine, with Mercury conjunct Saturn. The melancholy temperament is also described as Saturnine in this article at Skyscript. QED?

Below, ten very different interpretations of MacArthur Park, ranging from standard, to jazz, to Broadway-whacky, to truly whacky. This isn't an exhaustive collection, just representative versions of each style.

Kicking off with Richard Harris live, and some dorky comments from people who didn't get the song, and some who did:

Waylon Jennings recorded two versions, one in 1969 with The Kimberlys and one in 1976, solo. The later one is far better - brings me near to tears in fact. Waylon was really too good for country - he should have broken out more.

Waylon With The Kimberlys , 1969

Waylon - 1976 (my favourite vocal)

Donna Summer (doesn't work for me):

Woody Herman - the jazz version - great!

Maynard Ferguson on jazz trumpet (bit too screechy in places for me)

Brass band - Britain's Grimethorpe Colliery Band does the piece justice (as they do to everything they play)

Guitars - Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed: nice!

Whacky Broadway version from Priscilla Queen of the Desert (love it - want to see it! Definite Uranus vibe going on.)

Ultra Whacky - Weird Al Yankovic adapts the music and lyrics, and it becomes Jurassic Park. Only Weird Al could do this and get away with it!

And, finally, those lyrics:
Spring was never waiting for us, girl
It ran one step ahead
As we followed in the dance
Between the parted pages and were pressed
In love's hot, fevered iron
Like a striped pair of pants

MacArthur Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
Oh, no!

I recall the yellow cotton dress
Foaming like a wave
On the ground around your knees
The birds, like tender babies in your hands
And the old men playing checkers by the trees

MacArthur Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
Oh, no!

There will be another song for me
For I will sing it
There will be another dream for me
Someone will bring it
I will drink the wine while it is warm
And never let you catch me looking at the sun
And after all the loves of my life
After all the loves of my life
You'll still be the one

I will take my life into my hands and I will use it
I will win the worship in their eyes and I will lose it
I will have the things that I desire
And my passion flow like rivers through the sky
And after all the loves of my life
After all the loves of my life
I'll be thinking of you
And wondering why

MacArthur Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
Oh, no!
Oh, no
No, no
Oh no!!

Friday, July 22, 2011


ROOTS~~~~ Case, as in instance or example: Old English casus, associated also with Old French cas a happening; both from Latin cāsus, a befalling, occurrence, from cadere to fall.

Case, as in container: from Old French casse, from Latin capsa, from capere to take, hold.

Latin has its own cases:

A Case of Astrology

Evangeline Adams(8 February 1868 - 1932) became nationally known when she read a chart for the owner of New York's Windsor Hotel on Fifth Avenue predicting a serious disaster that would take place almost immediately. The hotel owner was unaware of any impending problems and took no action, but the next day his hotel was destroyed by fire. The resulting media publicity brought Evangeline Adams immediate fame nationwide. In 1914 she was prosecuted for "fortune-telling" but contested the case in court. She demonstrated her methods of work and made an accurate character reading of the judge's son, from a date, time and place of birth given to her without further detail, by Judge John H. Freschi. The judge acquitted her, stating: "The defendant has raised astrology to the dignity of an exact science."

And ~~ The Case For Astrology
In The Case for Astrology John Anthony West presents compelling new evidence that proves the astrological premise that correlations exist between events in the sky and on earth, and that correspondences exist between the human personality and the positions of the planets at birth.

Moral indignation in most cases is, 2% moral, 48% indignation, and 50% envy.
Vittorio De Sica

The song: A Case of You, written and originally sung by Joni Mitchell, born 7 November 1943. Scorpio passion and intensity flows through the song. "You're in my blood like holy wine....." "Go to him, stay with him if you can, But be prepared to bleed...." Scorpio is there, in the "feel" of it all. kd lang whose version I much prefer was born 2 November 1961 (Sun in Scorpio). Diana Krall who ties with kd lang for me in best version stakes, was born 16 November 1964 (Sun in Scorpio). Allison Crowe has a very creditable version; she was born...... 16 November 1981.

Coincidental huh? All Sun in Scorpio.

Male versions of the song are few, although the lyrics fit either gender equally well. Prince included it on a Joni Mitchell tribute album. He has Sun in Gemini, but, according to Astrotheme has Scorpio the theme goes on!

Just before our love got lost you said

"I am as constant as a northern star"
And I said "Constantly in the darkness
Where's that at?
If you want me I'll be in the bar"

On the back of a cartoon coaster
In the blue TV screen light
I drew a map of Canada
Oh Canada
With your face sketched on it twice
Oh you're in my blood like holy wine
You taste so bitter and so sweet

Oh I could drink a case of you darling
Still I'd be on my feet
oh I would still be on my feet

Oh I am a lonely painter
I live in a box of paints
I'm frightened by the devil
And I'm drawn to those ones that ain't afraid

I remember that time you told me you said
"Love is touching souls"
Surely you touched mine
'Cause part of you pours out of me
In these lines from time to time
Oh, you're in my blood like holy wine
You taste so bitter and so sweet

Oh I could drink a case of you darling
And I would still be on my feet
I would still be on my feet

I met a woman
She had a mouth like yours
She knew your life
She knew your devils and your deeds
And she said
"Go to him, stay with him if you can
But be prepared to bleed"

Oh but you are in my blood
You're my holy wine
You're so bitter, bitter and so sweet

Oh, I could drink a case of you darling
Still I'd be on my feet
I would still be on my feet

“Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.”
W. C. Fields

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“This case has had full analyzation and has been looked at a lot.”
George W. Bush



Thursday, July 21, 2011

Astro-Vintage 1902

A wine's vintage simply tells you which year the grapes were picked. The growing season's weather in a particular region is the factor making one vintage so different from another. Different grape varieties respond to different climatic conditions in their own individual way.

Can you tell where this is going?

"We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more". ~Carl Gustav Jung

Some astrological years are better than others for "growing" humans of a certain type.

1902, for instance, was a very good year for "growing" humans who would excel in the arts. Prevailing astrological climate brought forth numerous men who were later to become film producer/directors....not only well known among their peers, but becoming internationally famous, iconic in some cases. A few names: David O.Selznick, Vittoria de Sica, Anatole Litvak, Harold Schuster, William Wyler, Darryl F. Zanuck - and there are others. Composer for musical theatre, Richard Rodgers, writers Ogden Nash and John Steinbeck, aviator Charles Lindbergh, TV personality Ed Sullivan, astrologers Grant Lewi and Carl Payne Tobey, and photographer Ansel Adams are also of this excellent vintage. SEE HERE for more.

Positions of the outer planets contributed to this vintage cornucopia of talent. Pluto lay between 17 and 19 Gemini, Neptune between 29 Gemini and 3 Cancer, Uranus between 18 & 20 Sagittarius. For a good part of the year Pluto (and sometimes Neptune) opposed Uranus in Sagittarius. An outer planet Gemini-Sagittarius dynamic in their astro-bloodlines would likely have laid a fertile base for future communication (Gemini) of a variety of talents to the masses (Sagittarius).

As well as being a fertile year for the arts many events of 1902 reflect the Uranus/Pluto/Neptune dynamic: several "firsts" and inventions (Uranus); an earthquake and a couple of volcanic eruptions, and a discovery relating to radioactivity (Pluto); a couple of events relating to cinema history (Neptune)

Feb 21st - Dr Harvey Cushing, 1st US brain surgeon, does his 1st brain operation

Mar 10th - Earthquake destroys Turkish city of Tochangri

Mar 18th - Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record

Mar 10th - A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera.

Apr 2nd - 1st motion picture theater opens: "Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, Los Angeles, California.

Apr 13th - J C Penney opens his 1st store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.

Apr 14th - Marie & Pierre Curie isolated the radioactive element radium.

Apr 18th - Denmark is 1st country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals.

May 7th - Soufriere volcano on St Vincent kills 2-5,000.

May 8th - Mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000.

May 15th - Lyman Gilmore is 1st person to fly a powered craft.

May 17th - Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais discovers the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer.

Jun 9th - 1st Automat restaurant opens (818 Chestnut St, Phila).

Jun 10th - Patent for window envelope granted to H F Callahan.

1902: With human comfort the last thing on his mind, a young mechanical engineer completes the schematic drawings for what will be the first successful air-conditioning system.

Sep 2nd - "A Trip To The Moon," the 1st science fiction film released

Auguste Rodin finished his famous sculpture The Thinker in 1902:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Elizabeth Warren is in the news again.It's almost exactly a year since I first wrote about her natal chart in a post last August:

As was widely expected President Obama has not mominated Elizabeth Warren to directorship of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). He has nominated instead the person she recommended, Richard Cordray. Republicans in congress have declared they will not support any nomination - so nothing has been gained in by-passing Ms Warren, and much has been lost, in my view. Once again, there's a veil of Neptunian fog around the President's motives. Loyal Obamabots would like us to think he's playing a crafty game of chess. I don't think so.

There is mention of Elizabeth Warren considering a run for the Senate, opposing Scott Brown in Massachusetts. Some commentators look on this as A Good Thing, others, myself included, wonder how long it would be before the toxic, corrupt money-grubbing atmosphere would either sicken or spoil her.

If President Obama wanted to go some way to redeeming his standing with the "proper left" (he has, so far, seemed to despise this group), he'd offer her a post in the Treasury or elsewhere in the administration. The best scenario of all, though, would be for her to run as a presidential candidate in 2012. She'd have difficulty finding the necessary $$$$$$$$$ at this stage, I guess. 2016? Maybe! As Independent, Democratic Socialist, People's Party - whatever! Then we would hear some real home truths, the ones we've been so longing to hear.


I can still find no information as to her time of birth, but will take another quick look at what we know of her natal chart:

This Yod (Finger of Fate) links the sextile between her Sun/Uranus and Saturn via two quincunx (150*) aspects to Jupiter in Aquarius. Translated = Her forward-looking, reform-conscious self and her law-directed career need, and will eventually achieve, an expansive (Jupiter) outlet to "the ordinary people" (Aquarius).

Significant planetary transits affecting her chart during coming months:

Pluto (transformation) in Capricorn passed exact opposition to her Sun/Uranus in Cancer towards the end of 2009. Pluto is currently in a brief retrograde spell and will have retrograded to within around 3 degrees of her Sun/Uranus in September. This could bring her a feeling of déjà vu about some events of early 2010....perhaps concerning her initial thoughts about the setting up of the CFPB ?

The other planetary "agent of change" Uranus is currently in early Aries and in retrograde mode too. Uranus will have tracked back to 0 degree of Aries by November and will then be in square aspect to Sun/Uranus, all at what is known in astrology as a "critical degree" of a cardinal sign - which means there'll be extra emphasis and significance indicated on events around that time. Transiting Uranus will also then be in exact helpful sextile to Ms Warren's natal Jupiter in Aquarius, which sits at the apex of that Finger of Fate.

In other words, we should watch events surrounding Ms Warren very intently this Fall.