Tornado Season For Bush
and news articles underlined
are links to previous Forecasts. The Subscriber Archive web
address at the end of this Forecast takes you to an index of all
Celestial Tumult, described planetary influences eliciting from
the fourteen astronomical events taking place from early April
through mid July of this year. Those delineations were meticulously detailed to
give Subscribers practical information in planning activities and to
lay a solid foundation for discerning political, social and economic trends.
One of my editors suggested these Forecasts have turned into a
political newsletter, to which I reflexively replied, well,
that's what is happening, and when it's over, I can refocus emerging
social and economic issues with uplifting qualities.
50th Forecast describes those astronomical influences upon George W. Bush, his protagonists
The next Forecast, #51, weighs these astronomical events against the
presidential candidates, including their Astrocartography for
insight into the election.
The final Forecast in this series of
four, #52, suggests globalization as the societal focus for the
twenty year cycle begun at the May, 2000 Jupiter/Saturn conjunction
in warrior Aries. These four Forecasts are in a way, a
mini-series within Forecast Series
III - The Journey to Regain Liberty.
the current Mercury retrograde works against integrating these
complex planetary signif- ications within a confusing world, and
Mercury retrograde also serves to inhibit readers' comprehension,
every effort has been made to present the information in a candid,
organized and sequential manner. Please stay with me through
Forecast #52. We're in an era of political, religious and
philosophical change -- that's
what is happening.
Season For Bush?
in A Celestial Tumult, Individually,
these astronomical events are not significant, but given existing world stresses, together with their tight sequence and
mental emphasis, they pile up, like the final straws laid on the
camel's back? It
is expected, then, that by the time these fourteen astronomical
events fully transpire on July 10, that the Iraq war will have
indeed proven to be Bush's
(See the January 19, 2003 Forecast, The
Certainty Of Invading Iraq, and the December 13, 2003 Forecast, Vedic
Some are concerned that despite the escalating Iraq
insurrection, 9-11 Commission hearings broad- casts, Richard
Clarke's expose book and Bob Woodward's factually damning one, Bush
has recently risen in the polls by about 10% points. Although
John Kerry's unfortunate penchant to equivocate on just about
everything plays into Bush's popularity-gaining, faith-based (absolute)
leadership positions, this rise in the polls must be
temporary. See the April 5, 2004 Forecast, President
Bush Approval/Disapproval, which demonstrated that during his
term, Bush's popularly continuously slides down, only to spike
upward when national security is threatened, and that each upward
spike is smaller and of shorter duration than the last.
Bush Approval/Disapproval, I built the foundation for the
tornadoes assailing Bush this spring and summer. It's
worthwhile repeating here,
As stated in the March 24, 2004
Forecast, The Amoral Trio,
Bush was elected under a powerful
Saturn with Rahu planetary cycle. Now under Saturn with
Jupiter (optimism and expansion),
his aspirations have grown, but powerful enemies reveal Bush's lies,
and a loss of personal power bars his usual vengeance against them.
Saturn/Jupiter planetary cycle is modified by a third level
planet, which is Saturn from March 4 until July 28. Bush's
planetary cycles now are therefore Saturn/Jupiter/Saturn. This
additional Saturn restriction inexorably drags down Bush's approval
percentage and increases his disapproval percentage. These
planetary cycles, called Dasas, are the underlying karmas, like the
current of a river upon which Bush travels in his little boat.
are like weather on this river, and are used together with the Dasas
to make predictions. As transit Saturn continues to close-in on his
Sun in the 12th house of loss, and Mars moves into Bush's 12th house
at the end of April, he must suffer greatly in May and June, dragging
down his ratings to dang- erous levels, just like his father nearly a dozen
Two other facets of these planetary
dispositions are Bush's increasing poverty
of speech, a growing inability to
articulate, and obvious physical aging, partic- ularly in his face.
It should also be noted that these planetary karmas are also
unfavorable for Bush's cardiac system, although this is not a
prediction of fulfilling the twenty year curse upon U S Presidents.
Through the Celestial Tumult
The April 6 Blue Tuesday
Iraq insurrection, the ongoing Mercury retrograde and
April 19 partial Solar Eclipse have stimulated a continuing Iraq
revolt, terrorist violence in several other countries and a
too-quick attempt to have the UN choose Iraq's transition
government. As the Sun indicates government, we can readily
see the astronomical eclipse event as harming, even negating,
government action worldwide.
The May 1 Sun transit across Rahu (when Mars will also transit
into Gemini to be with Saturn) and the May 4 total Lunar
Eclipse in Libra stimulate for further political instability,
violence and a fearful vengeful response from Bush in
Look for the US occupation military
attempting to quell the discord through massive use of force,
which can only backfire into more widespread resentment and
resistance. (Note: lucky for Bush, neither eclipse hits
any of his birth planets, but they must influence other
May 5 herald's expansive and religious Jupiter resuming forward
motion after three months of limiting retrograde, and this will
further incite Jihad, perhaps not just in Iraq but also Israel and
other hotspots. For Bush, this stronger Jupiter will add punch to his growing
aspirations, his big
plans, to which he's commit- ted since beginning his Saturn/Jupiter planetary cycle November 1, 2003.
Jupiter rules Bush's
9th house of religion but also his 6th house of enemies/fighting,
and being placed in his 3rd house of desires with Bush's Moon, he
has an overriding desire to impose his belief system, through
violence as necessary and regardless of facts. Jupiter resuming forward
amplifies these aspirations, even though other planetary karmas work
against them. We can see the nature of Bush's goals through
his five- time repeated statement during his April 13 press
conference that he is changing
the world, delivered
with his trademark charming insincerity. This plays to
patriotism and democracy advocates, but it also alarms for revealing
that Bush's 3rd house ambition is grandiose and dangerous in being
based upon belief, not facts.. He
really believes that he can, indeed must, terraform the entire world
in the his image of right- eous democracy.
The May 18 Venus (compassion) retrograde can only harden Bush's cold
heart, and by that date, warr- ior Mars will be within three degrees
of Saturn in Bush's 12th house of final liberation, stimulating
escalating violence by Bush and toward the US. Recent concern
for terrorist attacks here in the US are bona fide, albeit perhaps
premature. May 22 may be the most difficult day, but the
entire four day period from May 21 to 24 signals tension
These planetary dispositions are also harmful to Bush's daughters,
who will be at risk another round of alcohol problems and
confinement, either in a jail or hospital.
While such messianic ambition (as yet countered by anyone, group or
institution) by a President who describes
himself as a wartime
will change the world,
is alarming, Bush will simultan- eously be blocked by transit Saturn
inexorably approaching his birthchart Sun. (On May 22, Saturn
will be just three degrees away from his Sun.) For Bush, the
Sun signifies government and power, ability to defeat enemies,
speech and his body, notably the heart, eyes and head. An assassination
attempt is possible. His father may also fall ill. So, as
his ambition escalates, Bush will be increasingly unable to
influence and exert power, making him frustrated and encouraging a
god-inspired vengeance. His planetary cycles May 20 - 27 of Saturn/Jupiter/Saturn/Sun bring an underlying potent karma to
this Saturn transit. (Note: Saturn approached, but did not
reach, Bush's Sun in late October, 2003, when I had previously
predicted he would be disgraced, although he did take continued heavy hits in the approval polls until Saddam Hussein was
captured in mid December.
Transit Saturn will be crossing Bush's Sun within one degree from
Jun 10 to 29, and during this interval, his planetary cycles will be
Saturn/Jupiter/Saturn/Mars, and toxic Rahu will replace Mars on June
17. This promises to be a period of reckoning.
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Kala Sarpa Yoga begins May 25, accent- uating fate over free will,
and because this is the combination in Bush's chart that brought
his rise to the presidency, to be followed by a fall, there's an
additional influence for political impotence.
triple combination July 7 - 10 of Sun/Saturn, Mercury/Mars and
Moon/ Rahu signals disruption of government authority (From
A Celestial Tumult).
will not only escalate Bush's Iraq great
misadventure in the
new government there disintegrating, but it brings again a power
loss and threat to his body. Hospitalization is indicated.
Lunar Nakshatra - Ardra
Particularly valuable insight can be gained by
considering the Moon's House through which transit Saturn passes,
Since June 8, 2003 to June 16 this year. The beginning date corresponds well to
problems following the invasion of Iraq. Sometimes called
Lunar Mansions (Nakshatras in Sanskrit), this 27 division of the
zodiac references individual stars or star clusters and thereby
reveals information from deep within the universe. Ardra is a
very difficult Nakshatra, as described in the synopsis below, and
its star, Betelgeuse, is a unique astronomical object with a
provocative Arab name.
Ardra resides within Gemini, the twins, ruled by
is Betelgeuse in Orion,
Adra’s symbol is the teardrop and literally means wet
or moist, bringing an association with flowing of liquids.
The teardrop implies loss or disappoin- tments,
confirmed by this Nakshatra’s deity, Rudra, the god of
storms and destruction. Both
weeping and howling sounds are given.
teardrop is described as fresh, soft, wet and also thereby
denotes the clarity following a Rudra rain storm.
influences are for diplomacy, and seemingly opposite, lack of
gratitude and a critical/crafty nature.
Diplomacy is needed for dealing with losses, but
material cravings can bring complaining and deception.
Notable is a deeply emotional nature and feelings that
can overwhelm. Yet,
Ardra fundamentally indicates that loss leads to rejuvenation.
Ardra's tears give life to new growth.
is Lord Shiva by another name.
Shiva is both the destroyer and the creator.
He takes away that which is no longer useful to make room for
the new. Shiva
can also be understood as the “remover of misery.”
Although the process is difficult for its pain and
losses, Ardra persons gain personal pride in enduring trials
and tribulations that clear the path for fulfillment.
and communication skills promote writing and teaching.
Ardra’s pain and suffering encourages “helping”
professions such as social services and hospice work.
Ardra’s shadow side is materialism, deception and
misuse of power. Again,
there is the duality of efforts to alleviate suffering and
actions that bring pain.
a red super giant, is 630 times larger and 60,000 times
brighter than our Sun. Nearing the end of its life,
Betelgeuse will go supernova soon. This image by
Hubble is the first to resolve a star's point of light as a sphere.
Betelgeuse is the right shoulder of Orion, the hunter.
The name Betelgeuse is a corruption of the Arabic "yad al
jauza," which may be translated as "The hand of the
central one." A mysterious woman is another
translation. Betelgeuse is also known as the Martial
Bush's Vedic chart, planetary cycles,
astronomical events and the Lunar Nakshatra of Ardra combine to stifle his overreaching
ambition. The period May 21 through July 10 must bring Bush a tornado
disaster, a tornado
season of many storms -
and we're not talking about TopJob, The
White Tornado, Mr. Bush
envisions himself to be.
gain further insight into how the planetary karmas may unfold, we
look to the protagonists, his advisors
and primary ally Tony Blair, and then his antagonists,
those who work against him. Consider, first, however, that
Venus rules Bush's 11th house of friends, and Venus is featured in
the astronomical events. Venus begins a weakening retrograde
beginning May 18, and its June 8 passage across the hot Sun must
burn (harm or restrict) his friends, who are also his advisors.
are brief comments upon dominant and relevant planetary karmas
affecting Bush's primary advisor and ally: Dick Cheney, Donald
Rumsfeld, Condoleeza Rice and Tony Blair. John Kerry will be
reviewed in the next Forecast, #51, The
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The second member of The
Amoral Trio entered his paranoid Venus/Saturn cycle in
May of 2001, and his greatest suspicions were satisfied on
9-11. Then, due to Saturn being in its fallen sign of
Aries, the brilliant mind turned from judicious
service and authoritative counsel- ing to a fixation on
foreign enemies, notably his old foe, Saddam Hussein.
Litigations arise from Cheney's Saturn-inspired secret
maneuverings. One can better understand how difficult
this Saturn is for its affliction to Jupiter (children),
resulting in a lesbian daughter.
There is also greed involved, for
Iraq is fund- amentally about oil and power, the neo-conserv-
ative agenda. Cheney loses friends due to his hawkish
On July 5, 2004, Cheney will change
cycles to Venus/Mercury, stimulating charming and creative
schemes. Cheney may push to hard to protect
himself and Bush. This is the advisor to watch this
summer and fall.
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The third member of The
Trio is now a year and half into his 17 year Mercury
cycle. This stimulates for diabolical plans against
enemies, ruthless use of his war machine and cutting
remarks. However, Rumsfeld bravado and charm are now
failing to cover his lies and plots. Rumsfeld is
steadily losing power as Saturn transits toward his Sun,
like Bush. Saturn is also wrecking his relationships
in government. The Celestial
Tumult harms him.
cycle from May 18 to September 12, Rumsfeld will be
criticized for bizarre policies. He could have an
incapacitating illness (heart attack?) around June 10 or
so. Rumsfeld may become a liability for Bush.
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Rice is going
through Sadi Sati, the 7 1/2 years when restrictive Saturn
travels through the houses around the Moon. As the
Moon is the primary planet in Vedic Astrology, symbolizing
percep- tion and the benefits in life, Sadi Sati transforms
Rice by destroying the old and worthless to make room for the
new. Because Ketu is with the Moon, the emotions are
acutely sensitive and delicate. The May 4 Lunar
Eclipse at 19:46 Libra falls on her Saturn, additionally
blocking Rice. Saturn will cross
Rice's Moon in late July. (See Richard Clarke's chart,
in a power vacuum, will likely be discred- ited and lose her
job this summer. She may also lose her mind for the
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Powell's birth time is unknown. I rectified it and
offer here cautious thoughts.
Powell has tremendous desire, he
fulfills far-reaching goals, is very bright and truly
humble. However, his fallen Jupiter brings poor
judgment, and Powell is both deceived and mistreated.
This influence mix puts him in high ranking jobs wrong for
him, and, as the humble servant, he doesn't resist those who
act against him.
Powell ran his Saturn (the calm
servant) planetary cycle from 1985 to April 2004, and all
the above issues confronted him. Now in his 17 Mercury
cycle, Powell begins to understand his problems and fights back. He will continue to resist Bush in his stoic
fashion and gradually reveal the neo-conservatives' real
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The October, 2003 Forecast, Tag
Along Tony Blair, predicted that in February 2003 he
would suffer medically
-- the nervous system or the heart, and he was hospitalized
for those reasons. The prediction he would be thrown
out was narrowly missed in a Parliament confidence vote
Blair barely won.
Blair remains under increasing
political pressure over Iraq, which begins to ease mid
June. Yet,, the Celestial Tumult will keep him on the
defensive until mid summer, and he remains at risk
until December 2004. Career and cardiac are continuing
issues. Blair won't be able to support Bush.
summary, Bush's protagonists, his advisors, are falling away or
turning against him. The impenetrable circle protecting Bush
will be broken, open to effective assault. Cheney and Powell
facing off in a philosophical duel will confound Bush.
While Bush has many enemies, the two primary antagonists must be
Richard Clark and Osama Bin Laden. John Kerry will be
addressed in the next Forecast, #51, The
Presidential Campaign. This, then, is an illustrative but
not definitive analysis of Bush's adversaries.
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Clarke is a dedicated public servant. Saturn is his career
planet and is placed in his 5th house of government.
Ketu with Saturn breaks apart his plans, a chronic recurrence
during his Saturn Dasa from 1981 to 2000. He was never
able to implement an effective counter-terrorism policy.
In 2000, Clarke changed to his 17
year Mercury Dasa, and in 2002 the subperiod of Ketu disrupted
his efforts to deal with 9-11. Sadi Sadi (see Condoleeze
Rice, above) cost Clarke his job in
the spring of 2003. Mercury ruling his 5th house of
authorship and placed in his 6th of enemies, brought his
expose book and super- lative debating. Now in
Mercury/Venus, Clarke is tactful but unyielding in his quest
for account- ability.
Saturn/Ketu gives Clarke the ability
to be perfectly still, which unnerves his opponents and
underscores the gravity of his accusations. Clarke will
continue his crusade and may be most effective in the fall.
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See the January 10, 2003 Forecast, Is
Osame Bin Laden Alive? predicting Bin Laden's death in a
bombing raid on the Tora Bora caves December 8, 2001.
The Forecast also suggested the US denied his death to
maintain fear of the vanished terrorist and focus attention on
the visible Saddam Hussein. If this is true, then
finding Bin Laden now is imposs- ible, and Bush can't reveal
his death over 2 years later.
However, if Bin Laden escaped, then
he remains a haunt to the war on terrorism. Re- ports in
February that the Pakistanis were closing in on Bin Laden have
been cast off.
Either way, Bin Laden remains Bush's
ene- my, and the eventual revelation of his concealed death or
continued survival must harm Bush's reputation..
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