C108 Postmodern Scribbles, Charles Olson

Charles Olson was a postmodern poet, sort of Jack Kerouac, in verse. Separated by twelve years, both men came from Central Massachusetts, — Olson from Worcester, Kerouac from nearby Lowell – a twenty-mile distance probably shorter if the crow flies. Both men went to Harvard, but Olson was huge: six foot six in his stocking feet and weighed about 250 pounds; Kerouac was slight easily half that soaking wet. Both left the Bay State, only Charlie returned.

His size was stunning, and he had the prophetic nickname of “the Bull,” Before he was a poet he was renown for his oratory skills — Venus is trine his ascendant from the ninth. So it’s no surprise then that his ascendant was in Taurus. How could it be anything but?

The Gloucester Fisherman, one hundred years of vigilance.

His chart too has plenty of signs that poetry was his beat — Neptune in Cancer opposite his Midheaven and Mercury, the preponderance in the ninth house and in Capricorn, also his focal determinator, is a good place for rhythm. Charlie kept the beat, where ever he roamed and when he read his works, one thought of Carlyle’s quote, “literary men are a perpetual priesthood that one longs to hear.” 1 Thos. Carlyle, State of German Literature c. 1827 for Charlie’s chart shows, “poets are born, not made.” 2 poeta nascitur non fit, Sir Philip Sidney c. 1581 .

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    Thos. Carlyle, State of German Literature c. 1827
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    poeta nascitur non fit, Sir Philip Sidney c. 1581

C118 Bestial Things & Signs with Ben Franklin

Bestial came up as the WOTD from the OED today.

I am not sure if you can access it so I copied the record. The original is here and a printable version below.

Reading the entry I realized the renowned dictionary did not mention signs bestial — those signs that are animal-like who stand on four feet or are quadrupeds: Aries (Ram) Taurus (Bull) Leo (Lion), Sagittarian (Centaur), and Capricorn (Goat) but neither Cancer (Crab) Scorpio (Insect) nor Pisces (Fish) as they crawl; it seemed to me quite an “errata” as Benjamin Franklin would say.

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C174 Drummer Levon Helm hiding in plain sight

Mark Lavon Helm was the drummer of the Band, the backup band to Bob Dylan. They were rather unknown until they scored big at Woodstock, an event that Levon, as he was popularly called, so impressed him, he is buried there in the Catskills (the New York version of the Pennsy’s Poconos and separated by a sliver of water).

Levon has a lot of great aspects in his chart that would make him a drummer — a preponderance of Earth, mainly in Taurus but Neptune in Virgo in the second suggests this will bring him a comfortable living. That was good for his love of performing — Pluto on the first house cusp sextiles his Sun in the eleventh house — drove him to success, (Rolling Stone Magazine rates him as number #22 in their listing of important Rock and Roll drummers).

Medievally Helm’s Sun is In Hayz. Alas, as it is opposite his fifth house cusp (creative endeavours) of Sagittarius, to make it big in his chosen field meant not only leaving Arkansas, but traveling — and as they all lamented in their farewell movie The Last Waltz, “lots of it.”

Marc Jones puts a lot of reliance on his focal determinator, the Moon in Aquarius on the seventh house because it is a luminary, and that adds to the “weight” of Pluto’s importance, particularly as it is square Jupiter also in a fixed sign. That opposition made a T-Square, and Jones loved them, right back to the Midheaven and Jupiter.

What is in Hayz? And When

According to the late Nicholas DeVore, a famous astrologer who wrote the Encyclopedia of Astrology, while “Hayz” in Arabic means just “Space,” astrologically it takes on a special meaning for Horary charts.

In Horary Questions a masculine diurnal planet above the Earth in a Day Figure, and a feminine nocturnal planet under the Earth in a Night Figure is a Dignity of 1�, and is reckoned fortunate. The Arabians did not conceive it a perfect Hayz except when the masculine planet was in a male Sign, or the feminine planet in a female Sign. Instead, a masculine planet in a male sign had to also be under the Earth by day as its only light, and thus the person denoted by it to be in a state of contentment.

Nicholas DeVore, Encyclopedia of Astrology

Under the Earth

I have italicized the “under the Earth by day” because looking at Helm’s Chart, it is not physically under the Earth, it horoscopically in the North, but that is not the same idea as “under earth” because on the chart it changes with the ascendant. So what is under Earth? Houses one through six are always considered to be under the earth whether they are in the North or South of the chart at hand. Marc Jones disagreed with this and went with the physical placement of the planets thus in his system Sun in Gemini in the eleventh house is not under the Earth. but apparent.

Horary Only

Another point in DeVore’s notation is that this only works in “Horary” charts. C. C. Zain agreed there, I do not. Jones did not mention it at all, of course.

C161 Defining The Omega Point of Teilhard

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The Oxford English Dictionary’s word for Monday 17th September is: Omega point, n. A wonderful coincidence that works well with our March 3 2017 entry on the good man.

 Omega point, n.

  • [‘Theology. Regarding the writings of P. Teilhard de Chardin: a hypothesized end to evolutionary development in which all sentient life will converge into a supreme consciousness; God or Christ as this final end. Also, more widely: an ultimate purpose, an end. Cf. omega n. 1b.’]
    Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈəʊmᵻɡə ˌpɔɪnt/, U.S. /oʊˈmeɪɡə ˌpɔɪnt/, /oʊˈmɛɡə ˌpɔɪnt/
    Forms: also with lower-case initial.
    Origin: Formed within English, by compounding; modelled on a French lexical item. Etymons: omega n., point n.1
    Etymology: < omega n. + point n.1, after French point Oméga (P. Teilhard de Chardin Le Phénomène Humain (1955) 288).
  • 1b.The translated text of the first edition of Teilhard de Chardin’s book uses Omega, not Omega point.
    • [1959 B. Wall tr. T. de Chardin Phenomenon of Man iv. ii. 259 Its enormous layers..must somewhere ahead become involuted to a point which we might call Omega, which fuses and consumes them integrally in itself.]
    • 1959 B. Wall in B. Wall tr. T. de Chardin Phenomenon of Man ii. 57 When I come to unveil (with all due reservations and corrections) the perspective of the ‘Omega point’.
    • 1965 Listener 3 June 817/2 The idea has something in common with Teilhard de Chardin’s concept of the ‘Omega Point’.
    • 1977 Time 28 Feb. 45/1 Teilhard believed man would eventually transcend his individualism and converge at the ‘Omega Point’ with the Omega—God.
    • 1983 Amer. Lit. 55 461 Emerson’s hope for an ‘apocalypse’..sounds more like Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s ‘noosphere’, which at an ‘omega point’ in cosmic history will become a planetary hypersonal consciousness.
    • 1995 Sci. Amer. July 84/3 Tipler claims that theology is simply a sub-branch of physics and that God is what he defines as the Omega Point: the end point to our universe.

2. In extended use: a culminating point, an acme; a turning point. Also ironic.1981 MLN 96 931 The holocaust remains undecipherable… Yet..it represents a kind of omega-point of horror and desire.

984 Contemp. Sociol. 13 693/1 Let us..[imagine] that self-care, lay-care, and movement-centered health liberation were to reach an omega point.
  • 1997 Harper’s Mag. May 49/1 Eventually there’ll be some sort of dramatic Omega Point at which everything changes.
  • 2000 Time Internat.(Electronic ed.) 9 Oct. The sporting fraternity concedes that there is a so-called Omega point beyond which the human frame cannot go.

We highlighted Teilhard de Chardin’s chart here.

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C122 Rupert Murdoch and the Arcturan House System

The Arcturan system is one I discovered via Prometheus Software. Michael Mukasey in his book “An Astrological House Formulary,” writes the “horizon is cut at thirty degree intervals starting at the east point and projected onto the ecliptic.” How different that is from the Koch, Equal and Placidus house system you can view below.

Keith Rupert Murdoch is the son of Australian a successful news correspondent who married very well, becoming a dominant force in Australian news, along with the late Kerry Packer.  Between the two, they are Australian News,  outside of the ABC, the State News Agency that dictates the television and radio broadcast scene.  Rupert, as he is more familiarly known, was born on 11 March 1931 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia at 23:59 according to his biography.   After building the News Network, he handed it over to his son Lachlan who has literally decimated it as it does not suit his politics. Sir Rupert claims he will reclaim the helm before his billions turn into millions.

Georgia May Jagger is on the end above Chloe Murdoch (16). The right of Georgia is Lachlan Murdoch, in front of him step-sister Prudence, Next to Lachlan is James and Gabriel Jagger and then James Murdoch (who has since married).  Elizabeth Jagger is next to Elisabeth Murdoch, then the bride, in front of her Grace Murdoch (18).

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9/11/01 The World Trade Center gets bombed

The hit, by Muhammad Atta and gang, on the WTC officially 8:46:40 according to Columbia University’s Seismological Center located up in Morningside Heights probably about 8 miles away from the scene.

The major focus point on the chart is of course the Ninth House ruled by Jupiter where he is in his detriment in money-making Jupiter. The only tight aspect to him is Pluto in Sagittarius in the third depicting the mob that attacked. Mars in Capricorn must be Atta himself, the mastermind of the whole thing, as this was well organized, Black Moon Lilith in the sixth house shows the strike against business, and labour opposite the Sun in the eleventh highlights the desire, on the part of Atta, to make a “big splash,” while Venus opposite Uranus where it is the modern Lord (Saturn the traditional one is a trine away from from Uranus in Aquarius while a sextile from opulent Venus) shows his plans of using American’s products (Venus) against it.

Our header picture is of the largest fleet in history that came to rescue — the Arabian part of Goodness of Soul — for them, and all the EMT workers and volunteers that salvaged what they could of a dies horribilis.

Twenty Years Gone Nine-Eleven

We’re black for our friends, coworkers and family, the First Defenders who sacrificed their lives against the Terror on September 11th 2001. (The original Chart is here.) …God Bless them all [Zoi se sas, May their memory be Eternal]. In the meantime Biden is not delivering a Live Speech for 9/11.

Instead, Jen his mouthpiece said, Biden will release a video “in advance that will be available” on Saturday.

Biden is “attending an event with several other former presidents, [though I doubt Jimmy Carter will be there, as he and Rosalind are pretty frail at 95] and former prominent officials in the morning in New York, in order to get to all of the events it just doesn’t work that way,” Psaki continued.

According to a schedule provided by the White House, the president will travel to the World Trade Center memorial in Lower Manhattan, the Pentagon Memorial in Virginia, and the Flight 93 memorial in Pennsylvania. Biden issued several proclamations this week to mark Sept. 11, including the National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, Patriot Day, and the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

“Twenty years ago, the United States endured one of the most unconscionable tragedies in our country’s history. The cowardly terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and onboard United Flight 93 cut short the lives of 2,977 innocent people,” Biden said in a statement on Friday.

“These attacks tore a hole in the heart of our Nation, and the pain of this tragedy still remains. Each year on this somber date, we remember the horror and bravery shown that day, just as we remember how we came together, united in grief and in purpose.”

Joe Biden

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