The battle of the shock jocks – Imus vs Stern

Don Imus died today. Age 79. See the Hollywood Reporter for more. In NYC and its environs he was either loved or hated — but everyone knew him. A nonpareil, he will be missed.

His mental chemistry was average. How can that be? It was not quick repartee that made Imus’s game — it was an outrageous manner (Leo in the sixth) trined to Taurus’s ability to voice his opinions and not back down (a rather fixed quality). Rolling Stone gave Imus an obit surprisingly.

Him and his archrival the copycat Howard Stern.

Here we see the major differences between the men — Imus was outrageous and biting. Stern OTOH did it all for business and and self-promotion using relationships for all that they are worth. See Rolling Stone article here from 1994.

Russian Agent, Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald

The Cold War (Hot wars involved military action; Cold Wars involve espionage) against Russia has had many causalities including President Kennedy. The greatest question was whether Oswald acted alone. CIA operative Jim Garrison did a magnificent job of so obscuring what happened along that along with the infamous Fourth Estate and the Warren Commission for extra measure, it seems it will still be a while before we learn what happened in Dallas. That’s a pity.

Who was this punk?

Oswald was born two months after his father’s death. His mother remarried but that did not last. Thus the family moved frequently between 1939 and 1956. In October 1956 Oswald dropped out of high school and joined the U.S. Marines. His was a good sharpshooter but an indifferent marine, and began expressing pro-Soviet views. He was released from the corps on September 11, 1959.

Nine days later he left for the Soviet Union, where he tried to become a citizen. In Minsk he met and married (April 30, 1961) Russian Marina Nikolayevna Prusakova. Thirteen months later, June 1962, he returned to the United States with his wife and three-month-old daughter, June Lee.

  • In January 1963 Oswald bought a .38 revolver and, in March, a rifle and telescopic sight, through the mails.
  • On April 10 in Dallas he allegedly shot at but missed Edwin A. Walker, a former army general.
  • Later that month he left his wife with a friend in Dallas and went to his hometown of New Orleans, where he set up a one-man branch of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee and distributed pro-Castro leaflets.
  • In September he went to Mexico City, where, according to the Warren Commission, he tried vainly to get a visa for Cuba and Soviet permission to return to the U.S.S.R.
  • That failing in October he returned to Dallas and secured a job at the Texas School Book Depository.
The ascendant is Cancer 07, Two fairies on a moonlit night. The keyword is Ascendancy. He has a Grand Trine in Earth. He is a Locomotive Temperament Type.

The Ruby fall

Oswald was shot by a Dallas nightclub owner, Jack Ruby on November 24 1963. Was Ruby truly distraught or was he another operative making sure that Oswald did not tell? Good question.

Oswald’s chart does give us some information — he was a disgruntled Marine soldier who defected and was plot of the plot to assassinate Kennedy but did he act alone? That the chart does not say; only the Warren Commission Jackie Kennedy and successive presidents know for sure — the rest of us have theories. If you tell us yours, we’ll tell you ours. Post below.

Presidential Face-off: Donald Trump vs Theodore Roosevelt

As a special Christmas gift we are giving a comparison of Donald Trump vs previous presidents we highlighted. The first of the series, Teddy Roosevelt to Trump is here. At first, I was rather surprised by how far apart the two men were apart, with their major point Roosevelt’s Saturn at 12 Leo to Trump’s Pluto at 11 Leo, but upon reflection the differences made sense as did the commonality of “Japanese fire lanterns sway in the wind with music from a string ensemble interweaving among the crowd,” for Roosevelt in the third house of how America interacts with other nations, and in the twelfth for Trump for how American interacts with itself.

Jones summed it as positively as the examination of social values while recommending getting lost in day to day enjoyment of new hopes.

Make it so, Patrick Stewart

Sir Patrick Stewart was born on July 13, 1940 in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England at around 2 o’clock in the afternoon or a rising 23 Libra 19 to Alfred and Gladys Stewart. This gives him the [HS] of “druid’s oak tree” or the ability to call forth distant spirits and make it part of his own reality, a rather good description of his work as Jean-Luc Picard in the Star Trek series.

Our header picture is Stewart from the BBC T.V. Series, I Claudius. His biography is here.

His strong preponderance in Leo spanning from the 9th to 10th houses shows how much acting is part of Stewart’s life. The conjunction of Uranus and Saturn highlights that his success will come late in something totally out of his ken — he was previously a Shakespearean actor. Jupiter in that little stellium tells us this will be the moneymaker.
For Stewart he admits he had no faith in the series at the start it has amazed him how much he has earned in comparison. That mistake plays right into his 9th house stellium where Stewart relies on his own thoughts about what is successful ,and since he has a preponderance of earth signs in his chart, he overthinks that and chooses wrong.
Luckily the Star Wars gig happened, perhaps a change of agent? A Hollywood producer who saw potential? He never says why he went there, just that he believed it was a blunder. The North Node conjunct his ascendant in the 12th suggests it was contract call, not one of volition.

C193 Paul Ryan, the Speaker with the Eddie Munster hair

Paul Davis Ryan was born on January 29, 1970, in Janesville, Wisconsin. His father, Paul Ryan Sr., worked as an attorney, and his mother, Betty Ryan, was a stay-at-home mom. Ryan has one sister, Janet, and two brothers, Tobin and Stan. He is married and has 3 children.

Unlike the Senate where lawyers predominate, Ryan is typical of House members and does not have a legal background. He went to Miami University in Miami Ohio and majored in economics and political science.He spends his Thanksgivings with the Koch family because of their close business relationships between the Koch’s and Ryan Incorporated Central though Ryan tries to play that down and present himself as someone typical of his constituency. It was during his last race that much of his wealth and connections were revealed.

Ryan was the vice-presidential running mate of Republican nominee Mitt Romney in 2012. They lost to the Democratic contender, Barack Obama. Despite this upset, Ryan was reelected to his Congressional seat in 2014 and then voted speaker of the House, becoming the youngest to hold the role in 150 years.

Both the Kochs and Mitt Romney were pro-Hillary in 2016, probably why Speaker reluctantly endorsed the RNC Candidate Donald Trump (Mars opposite Uranus in the 8th — the self interest (Mars) is aware for the abrupt changes needed to advance. This aspect came into play previously when after stating he would not be Speaker he changed his mind when he saw it was to his advantage (the T-Square ends at Mercury 15 Capricorn 15 in the 11th )a symbol highlighting his ” demonstration of competence.”

President Ronald Reagan was a great admirer of the writer Ayn Rand. In an August 2012 article of The New Yorker, Ryan he no longer shared the Gipper’s view, “I reject her philosophy. It’s an atheist philosophy. It reduces human interactions down to mere contracts and it is antithetical to my worldview.”

While Ryan is out of office now, we believe that this ambitious chart is simply taking a cue from President Trump and getting experience in the private sector on Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News Board of Directors while also avoiding the heat of the Pelosi House Impeachment hearings.

C362 The Mother of COBOL, Grace Murray Hopper

Rear Admiral Grace Hopper

Rear Admiral Hopper was born on December 9, 1906 around midnight in New York, New York. She gave many contributions to computer programming, software development, and the design and implementation of programming languages including the invention of an English-language computer language called COBOL, the largest and most robust back end language ever implemented.

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#J47 Psychosynthesis and Roberto Assagioli

Assagioli developed psychosynthesis he felt had much in common with Jung’s archetypes but actually transcended them as he believed that all living things had a commonality. Because of that strong belief he was gravitated toward the Indian mystic Rabindranath Tagore and occultist Alice Bailey.

He believed that the Will was a central concept and essential towards making people whole for it drives us to coordinate the differing parts of ourselves into one wholistic and harmonic self-expression. You can read more at the Psychosynthesis Institute.

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C364 Aussergewöhnlich Kurt Gödel *

A long time ago I read Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter and since then became a fan of this sensitive and gifted mathematician. I highly recommend the book and since we are closing down, I figured I get a few of my favorites in before then.

Welcome to Princeton University.

Kurt Friedrich Gödel (in English the umlaut becomes oe) was born April 28, 1906 in Brno Czech Republic to a Rudolf August Godel a businessman and Roman Catholic and a Protestant mother Marianne a well-educated woman but both ethnic Germans. Raised Protestant he was himself was a theistic Christian — belief in a personal Jesus without the sectarian divisions. His childhood was marred by one great event when he was around 4 and contracted rheumatic fever leaving his heart muscle permanently damaged. Older pictures of Herr Doktor Goedel (pronounced Ger-duhl) show a shrunken man with large looming eyes probably because of his heavy lenses.

Dr Gomperz, an Austrian philosopher and student of S. Freud.

A excellent student throughout primary school and later the Gymnasium, Goedel excelling especially in mathematics, languages and religion. Upon his graduation from the Gymnasium in Brno he enrolled in the University of Vienna, attending lectures on physics, his initial field of interest, philosophy by Heinrich Gomperz, and mathematics. by Hans Hahn.

The move to Maths

It was the later teacher that encouraged the change from physics to mathematics. His dissertation was the completeness theorem for first order logic (Gödel 1929) and joined the Vienna First Circle headed by Moritz Schlick ( a student of the Swiss physicist Max Planck — Godel was incredibly well connected). The group was known as “logical positivists,” after Herbert Feigl (then at University of Chicago) and Albert Blumberg 1931 paper “Logical positivism: A new movement in European philosophy”. Though Gödel was not a logical positivist, he found their companionship and discussions formative (Mercury in the 4th house).

The Tans-Siberian Railway circles Lake Baikal, Russia in the summertime.

Things turned sour when Hitler came to town. First his adviser Hans Hahn was killed for being a Jew and then Moritz Schlick was assassinated by an ex-student, same reason. Gödel was shattered that mathematicians could be considered an enemy of the state and had a nervous breakdown. While he received the  “Dozentur neuer Ordnung,” (professor for the New Order) granted to candidates after they had been blood test for racial purity, and then tested in their field of study, he found the environment intolerable and was horrified that he had been classified as an “Aryan.”

Depressed that the Nazis were destroying what many considered a “second Athens” the intellectual capital of Europe — Vienna, —  he worried too that leaving his intellectual homeland he would spend his life in barren wasteland devoid of liked minded scholars. It was that  they were Germans, his own people, that plagued him and  beyond even his ken of how this could have happened.

His wife Adele, a Russian ballerina, who had gotten him out of prison proving he was neither a homosexual nor a Jew, got them out of Vienna into the relative safety of Russia. It was a long (6380 miles) and arduous route via the Trans Siberian Railroad. Nonetheless, from Vladivostok,they picked up the Shanghai train and then a boat to San Francisco, nearly 10,000 miles from their Viennese start.

Welcome to America

Einstein who knew they were coming from messages from Freud in Vienna who himself was also in flight having paid a ransom to the Nazis for safe passage to London, telegraphed the pair he had secured Godel a post at the University; Godel believed it a hoax. Nonetheless, Kurt and Adele took buses and trains across America before ending up at a forlorn train station at Princeton Junction. There much to Gödel ‘s surprise they were met by their benefactor; stunned at seeing Einstein he colllapsed in his arms and mumbled, Danke Gott — they were safe.

Godel and Einstein at Princeton. Gödel is shown opening his letter of American citizenship. Einstein helped maneuver that too, coaching him for the interview, interrupting when he thought he could be misinterpreted or talked too much for Gödel tended to portray his personal history in the worst personal light — he never got over his guilt of first being an “Aryan” and second surviving the ordeal.

(The intercepted Vertex in Cancer in the 7th house a person’s relationship with others). With his first house intercepted as well, he suffered from a lack of confidence and self-compassion. Luckily for him, his sixth house gives him plenty of support and loyal friends who knew otherwise.
Godel has a preponderance in Cancer in the 7th but alas it is intercepted so instead we turn towards the 6th House and Gemini the sign of logic. His Midheaven is at 29 Virgo 7 [HS] the sheer honesty and straightforwardness is like Cattle Grazing upon the Prairie. It keyword is Reliability and his goal in life is be dependable and consistent with people and ideas. Godel has one opposition from Uranus in the 1st house to the Moon (probably his Mother) in the 7th. The T-square at Mercury in Aries is highlights his lifelong correspondence to her and his fellow academicians.

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