Athena's Web Weekly Column

Week of Apr 21st - Apr 27th, 2006

Sweeping Aside the National Tide

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  There have been some significant threads which we have been weaving here in the WEB over the last few months, and they have to do with the Midheaven in the national map. Last week we saw how the lunar eclipse one month ago aligned with the Midheaven, and at the end of last year we watched with anticipation as Pluto squared the US Midheaven, the first in a series of three alignments which would occur over the year (December 31, 2005, July 8, and October 30, 2006). While we examined them separately, they are part of a continuous weave, and their collective efforts are slowly undermining the reputation of the administration and its hold on power.

MC in the chart

MC in the chart

  The Midheaven in a chart is a line of culmination. All stars and planets rise in the east until they 'crest' along this line as it runs overhead, from a point due south to due north. Once a celestial body crosses this line, it begins its slow descent towards the western horizon until the Earth swallows it from view. As planets reach this imaginary line, they are thought to be in the position of their greatest executive and administrative power; fame, reputation are career are linked to this position, which seems to lie along the 'middle of the heavens' or midheaven. Auspicious planets and aspects to this position in a natal chart can help to elevate a career, while malefic planets can have the opposite effect. In our national chart, the Midheaven deals with the administration and the president.

  We examined in some detail the effects of the lunar eclipse last week, and in a column which 'predicted' the events on March 10th. The Moon (the eclipsed planet) is the body that deals with the public mood, and it has been the president's recent low popularity rating that have produced the administration's desire to shake things up and put a new face on things. This is why the Chief of Staff was replaced with speculation about further changes down the line. Neptune is the planet of faith, and it conjuncts the US Midheaven. Faith in the administration is being undermined as the war drags on, with secular rivalries threatening to pull apart Iraq's fledging administration. In a March 27th article in the NYT, a British memo recalling a meeting between Bush and Blair unequivocally states that, regardless of the discovery of weapons of mass destruction or not, Bush had been set on a path to declare war.
Six generals versus Rumsfeld

Six generals versus Rumsfeld

During this past month, six retired generals have individually come out against Rumsfeld, the Secretary of Defense in an action uncharacteristic of the military. The president's credibility took a further hit as the president and vice president are alleged to have been the source of the 'leak' of the identity of a CIA agent (a criminal offense), in an effort to further their own administration's political ends.

  All of these events have been 'triggered' within the one month period called for by the lunar eclipse, but they are also part of a larger pattern of deception and illegality. Pluto will continue to reveal administrative secrets to the press torn from confidential files with the next two passes in July and October. We have yet to hear Abramoff's testimony.

  The floodgates of another Watergate are opening, one by one, and the administration's effort to sweep aside the tide will build to a culmination as we witness the next two passes of Pluto to the US Midheaven later this year.

  Stay tuned.

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