Category: current affairs

Europe: When Bread Runs Out, Enter the Circus
About two thousand years ago, peace reigned across the Roman Empire. From Alexandria to the Hadrian’s Wall, all opposition had been crushed and people were able to trade, farm and prosper without fear of being molested by marauding barbarians. Meanwhile, in the bustling, wealthy, [...]
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Posts About Burma
To celebrate the sweeping victory of Aung San Suu Kyi and her party in yesterday’s election, I’m posting links to all the pieces I’ve written about her and her country over the past 18 months. Aung San Suu Kyi: Embodying the People’s Dream Burma: The Ugly Face of [...]
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A Weird Week in Politics
PM David Cameron was last spotted eating a Cornish pasty two years ago. Ooo – the spin doctors have been getting themselves in a twist this week here in Blighty. I’ll explain briefly for my non-UK readers. First, Chancellor George Osborne cut the top rate of tax for the very, very [...]
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Liberté, Egalité, Identité
The 1998 World Cup winning French football team was an emblem of French diversity. The National Front said it wasn’t “French” enough. France is having a weird and unnerving time of it. Everything that seemed certain about the country is being shaken, questioned and has yet to [...]
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Rebekah Brooks: Embodying Lilith
Rebekah Brooks: she made it up the greasy pole Oh, the irony. The woman who made a living dragging people’s good names through the mire is being dragged through it herself. Yesterday, she was arrested (again) at her home near Oxford. Rebekah Brooks was until last July the chief sewage [...]
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Who Has True Grit? Looking at War Correspondents’ Charts
War reporter Marie Colvin in Homs. Photo: Democratic Underground. Homs, Syria is a long way from Oxford, England. It’s on another continent, the people speak another language, have different customs than mine. They are in the midst of a bloody civil war. But the same sun rises, and then [...]
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9/11 Ten Years On
Here’s an old astrological truism: “the worst people have the best charts”. Look at the chart for the moment the first plane flew into the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. It’s full of lovely, flowing harmonious aspects. Some terrible events also have [...]
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Gadaffi’s Exit
On Sept 1, 1969, Muammar Gadaffi and the Free Officers took over the government of Libya in a swift and efficient coup that ousted the monarchy and put Gadaffi in power for year and years and years. Tonight, forty-two years later, he’s out. Yes, dear readers, that is exactly one half of [...]
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The UK Riots: Mummy I’m Hungry
Ah the Sex Pistols… England’s finest Rioting is an English tradition…that’s why a Riot Act was passed in 1715. But what we riot about changes to reflect the spirit of the times. The theme of these 2011 riots? Extreme shopping. Extreme shopping with a bodycount (so far) of five. [...]
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Why I’m Not Surprised by the Riots
Brixton 1981 Well, what a welcome home. Back in October last year, I said we might get a royal wedding and riots in the coming months. Have a look at what I wrote  here. I came to this conclusion by using some simple but highly effective astrology. I noted that Saturn, the planet of [...]
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Crisis What Crisis: Current Transits to the UK Chart
For an excellent analysis of the impact of current transits to the UK chart, take a look at Newscope over at Neptune Cafe.
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News of the World: The Bitter End
Well, here’s a load of cobblers. The Romans had the Colosseum; we have the gutter press. Usually, it’s the evisceration of a celebrity’s private life that rouses the public’s bloodlust. But today, the News of the World, Britain’s biggest-selling newspaper, was [...]
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Rupert Murdoch: Is He in League with the Prince of Lies?
So News International employs a nest of snakes to run its papers. Quelle surprise!   We are in the nastier reaches of the realm of Neptune – the planet of lies. To find out why have a look at the profile of Rupert Murdoch that I wrote in March. Click here to find it.
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Dominique Strauss Kahn: A Tragedy Unfolds
“That old black ram is tupping your white ewe.” Othello strangles Desdemona  from Othello Othello rose to the highest public office; he fell because of a fatal flaw, a personality defect so big that it opened its mouth and swallowed him. Right now we are witnessing a tragedy. [...]
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Algol: Decapitating the IMF
Medusa, the snake-haired gorgon, turned men to stone just by looking at them. Some say she was enraged by her violation by the sea god. The only person to escape her fatal gaze was the hero Perseus, who used her reflection in his shield to aim the blow that cut off her head, which he […]
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Neptune and Bin Laden Update
If you read my post of May 4, you’ll know that I think Osama Bin Laden is an example of the dark side the Neptune archetype. A few more pieces of information have come to light that reinforce this notion. It has emerged that the codename for the operation to get Bin Laden was [...]
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The Grim Reaper Comes for Bin Laden
According to the live Twitter feeds on the ground in Abbotabad on the night of April 29/May 1, US helicopters arrived at 45 minutes after midnight, around 1.15 am there was a big crashing sound and by 1.35 all was quiet again. That information took a bit of interwebthing diggiing. As I [...]
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The Ballad of Bin Laden
There are two opposing narratives about Osama Bin Laden. One is that he is an evil terrorist, who darkly manipulates invisible minions around the world and is responsible for the deaths of thousands. The other is that he is a martyr for Islam, fighting the hegemony of Western decadence. We [...]
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Why Media Mogul Murdoch is an Uber Pisces
We all know what the books say about the sign of the fishes: mystical, dreamy, impractical, gentle, unwordly… So it’s more than a little interesting that Rupert Murdoch, proprietor of that Orwellian behemoth News Corp was born with the Sun in sweet Pisces. He’ll be celebrating his [...]
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A Fairytale Ending for Milibands
Once upon a time there was a miller who had three sons. When he died his oldest son took the mill, his middle son took the donkey, and that left the youngest son with nothing but the cat. Well, we know who got the better deal in the end. Puss-in-boots helps the youngest son to […]
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