It all seems apt – with the ice caps melting – the dogs of war seeming going mad – much of humanity becoming languid in hope – the concern of burning fevers with Swine Flu – the hysterics in North Korea – and phrensies in Iran.
Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war; That this foul deed shall smell above the earth With carrion men, groaning for burial. Julius Caesar — Act 3 — Scene 1
Yes, Alice, tis a time for man to go mad – Mad Hatters and TEA parties or no.
Thirty days will bring us to the July window of my Stonehenge windows. How much can occur by then? Will the flying dung hit the fan before August 1st?
How fitting that the USS John McCain is shadowing the North Korea ship Kang Nam 1 headed for Myanmar – which used to be called Burma and in the Burmese language, Burma is known as Bama.
Published June 12, 2009 AT http://www.cfr.org/publication/19625/ paragraph #13.
Calls upon all States to cooperate with inspections pursuant to paragraphs 11 and 12, and, if the flag State does not consent to inspection on the high seas, decides that the flag State shall direct the vessel to proceed to an appropriate and convenient port for the required inspection by the local authorities pursuant to paragraph 11;
UN resolutions have not really stopped the US on previous occasions but North Korea won’t take it lightly. Officially, the US and North Korea are STILL at war – although observing an ‘armistice’. North Korea has clearly stated that the US stopping its vessel will be considered at act of war – and that it will retaliate.
Curiously, the USS John S. McCain which is tracking the Kang Nam 1 was named after TWO US Admirals of that name. One was the father and the other the grandfather of the Senator John S. McCain who says that the ship should stop and board the Kang Nam 1.
If I wrote fiction – I don’t think that I would dare include such ‘coincidences’, but these days have certainly gone to the dogs, even if they aren’t the dog days.
Anyway, we do have the McCain chasing Kang Nam 1 to Bama. Now then – for those who are into anagrams – here are a couple of curiosities. Barack Hussein Obama can come out as ‘I Barack/Mabus as one’ or ‘I Mabus as one Barack’ or ‘Barack is Mabus a one’. Take your pick – but the Mabus thing is from Nostradamus –
Century 2, Quatrain 62
Mabus will soon die, then will come,
A horrible undoing of people and animals,
At once one will see vengeance,
One hundred powers, thirst, famine,
when the comet will pass.
I have no expectations of a comet at present – but the Planet Xers sure do. Whichever. The point of all the silliness that I have written here – is that to believe all the allusion to literature – would be delusion.
So – I am now being serious about the silliness – but that seems to me better than being silly about the seriousness – which is the case with so many today. I think it silly – to fear a missile that NK may fire ‘towards’ Hawaii – but that probably couldn’t get there – even if it were nuclear armed. On the other hand- I think if the USS McCain interdicts the Kang Nam 1 that North Korea will do something serious.
I think it silly – to think that one Shiite group in Iran taking over from another Shiite group in Iran will make it any better for the US, Israel or anyone else. On the other hand- I think that Iran is continuing serious work on nuclear weapons.
I think it silly – to plan a timetable based on allusions in Shakespeare / Nostradamus, etc. On the other hand – I think the situation (political / military / economic / financial – perhaps even viral) during the dog days of this summer – is very serious.
Silly and serious – seems to be the situation in which we find ourselves – so you get to choose – the response that appeals to you. Meanwhile, two more eclipses to go before August ends.
Monday – Sunday July 6th – July 12th
Air, Fire, Water and Earth
The Air Signs
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
The Sun and Mercury are encouraging you to take a look at your overall lifestyle. This is a good time to do some research by reading books or attending workshops or lectures on nutrition, meal preparation, and healthy dieting. If you feel you’d benefit from getting a personal trainer, this may be a very real asset, too. It’s time to put your health first. Other people seem to be responding to you much more than they have before. This is due to Venus in your sign helping to enhance your aura of attractiveness. This week you can hardly put a foot wrong. Good for you! Meanwhile, the influence of Mars means that you may not have as much control over your affairs as you’d like. You may even do something that doesn’t truly support your current plans and so sabotage your own success. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can also tune in to your deeper knowing and get a sense of the best direction for you. Mars aspects both Jupiter and Neptune which suggests that your beliefs may also have a powerful impact on you, especially if you’ve been exploring new ideas and spiritual systems lately. The Lunar Eclipse on Tuesday brings a lot of emotion to the surface regarding your joint financial affairs. Don’t react on the spur of the moment. Wait until you can see things from a fresh perspective. From Saturday you’ll be back on form. Spiritually, you may well be busy lending a hand to those who aren’t so fortunate or making time to listen to their trials and troubles. You may find that your emotions continue to seesaw. One minute you’re fully confident that you can manifest your goals and desires, then suddenly your mood may change and you feel worried about being able to have any impact at all. It’s important to stay positive, as the vibration you give off will affect what happens to you. Later in the week you Air Signs may be offered access to resources that will make your life at work so much easier.
Your Love Week – Air Signs:
Don’t try to play God, especially now. It’s imperative that you forego any heavy decision making in your current relationship until the end of this month. The stars are not in favor of arrogance, and the relationship will falter if you don’t watch your step. If that special someone is unusually quiet, give him or her time to think it through. It doesn’t mean there is any lack of affection or feeling. It simply means that your honey is in need of some alone time. Remember, in every situation, absence makes the heart grow fonder. Do some inner work on yourself Air Signs. It really works. At dusk, sometime this week, close your eyes and meditate on your future. It will make a difference. That special someone needs to be taken out of the “maybe” shadow of your heart and cast into the light of your positive wishes. The Universe is on your side, as is the Moon. Make a wish at sunset, count to three, then blow it into the sky like a bubble. Picture the wish of love taking flight like a butterfly and gently landing inside the bubble – carrying your deepest wishes to your Blessed Higher Self.
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
There are powerful forces at work as you go about your day-to-day tasks. First, Mars aspects Jupiter and Neptune on Monday and Uranus on Tuesday and you may be wondering how you can spare the monetary outlay needed to bring some of your most precious dreams to life. You may be wondering whether to take that leap of faith or be more conservative and attempt a watered down version of your goals. Compromise may not work in this situation. If you dare to follow your bliss, magical things will happen. The main event of this week is the Lunar Eclipse on Tuesday, and it’s important to listen to your intuition and inner guidance, as you will then be directed along the right path to greater success. Tuesday may be quite emotional, as there is a powerful Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn. A career issue may come to a head. From this point on, major change may be coming your way. Sometimes a Full Moon Eclipse indicates that it’s time to let go so you open up space for new career-oriented events to enter your life. You Fire Signs may feel a lot of emotion around the subject of money. This, in turn, may cause you to make decisions on the spur of the moment, which might not be such a good thing. You may find that financial issues become confused or chaotic. But if you’re prepared to wait until the dust settles, you’ll be able to make a much more informed choice. At work you may experience a conflict between being practical and being open to new and visionary ideas. Those around you may think it best to stay with the tried and true. His week you Fire Signs are noticed by key people who admire your ingenuity. Your love life is quiet in one way. But if you’re into gadgets, the Internet, and texting, you’re probably having a ball. Relationships may stand or fall by the quality of messages sent and received. So be careful what you write. Regarding your health, don’t allow your imagination to play tricks on you and make you think you have every illness under the Sun. Time to get real or get checked out!
Your Love Week – Fire Signs:
Be one with the wind this week. Mother Earth will point you in the right direction as far as where to go with this rocky relationship. If you spend at least 30 minutes of your time in nature and meditating on your situation, the answer will come to you clear as a bell. Regardless of point of view, everyone seems affected lately by the Full Moon eclipse energies. Stop trying to be a “working-class hero” as John Lennon dubbed it. The important things aren’t found between nine and five, but in your heart, understand? Someone needs you. Be more available. Your intuition runs high now. You’re in tune with that special someone. This week is the perfect opportunity to test your connection. Sparks could definitely fly. Enjoy it! There will be endless parties, so extra sleep is in order. Get ready for some wild times with that special someone. Love is in the cards. Take advantage of the auspicious occasion.
Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Mars continues to move through the end of Taurus, any issues that may have been problematic should now begin to ease; Mars aspects both Neptune and Jupiter on Monday, which suggests that your partner may want to finalize certain family arrangements. This may be a bone of contention, but you can certainly sort it out with a heart-to-heart talk.
The big news is the Lunar Eclipse on Tuesday. Eclipses have a way of helping us move on whether we like it or not. They prod and poke us into taking the next step on our journey in life. You may have very intense feelings about one project; however, over the coming days you may come to the realization that you have to drop it. It may be impractical or it could be a matter of timing. By letting go, you’ll leave space for a much bigger idea that will have a greater impact and create even greater success. Your friendships may come under fire from forces beyond your control, Fire Signs. Eclipses act as wildcards and bring events that hasten your evolution. So you may find that certain friendships naturally fall away, leaving space for others to get to know you. You may decide to leave a group you’ve been a member of for some time and move in new circles, all of which will be very good for you. You’re very motivated by spiritual ideas and ideals, and this continues to influence your choice of job. You may want to spend more time learning about meditation, dreams, yoga, and many other subjects that will help you attain a greater level of awareness. Your love life, especially the area of new love affairs, may also be affected by this Eclipse. If you find yourself falling in love, be cautious as this isn’t the best time to start a new relationship. If you can wait a week, it will save you a lot of trouble. Relationships started at this time very rarely work out as you hope. Don’t take any risks. From Saturday you’ll be keen to create additional streams of income, making it easier to attract the wealth you desire. You’ll also be ready to make changes at home.
Your Love Week – Water Signs:
Don’t forget to eat this week, regardless of whether or not you have an appetite. Granted, it’s difficult to nourish yourself when all you do is worry about the current state of your love life. But no worries; things are looking much more positive as of late. Celebrate! Welcome the onset of July this week with an outdoor ritual. Fresh air and a walk with that special someone may very well lead to something sassy after hours. Don’t miss this opportunity to share a very intimate moment with that honey bunny. If your relationship is floundering because of the confused energy that you’ve been harboring, stop the guilts. In order to set things straight, you have got to tell the truth. The positive results will be immediate, so please don’t take the path of least resistance. The road less traveled will be more rewarding, and the romantic surprises along the way will be breathtaking. Indeed, a stroll in new territory will certainly open the door to love, sweet love!
Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn
You may be wondering which way to turn, Earth Signs, as you contemplate an issue that needs to be resolved. What you need is a fresh perspective or perhaps some helpful advice from your friends. Mars squares both Jupiter and Neptune, so you may find it hard to compromise. If you wait a few days, the tension will dissipate and you’ll find a more creative, and perhaps much more rewarding, way to settle whatever was bothering you. Your love affairs may be affected this week by a powerful Lunar Eclipse, which is going to bring a lot of emotion to the surface. This isn’t the best time to begin a new affair, as it may not work out in the way you hope. If you can wait a week or so, you’ll benefit because you may see another side to your intended partner that wasn’t so visible before. Alternatively, there could be complications that are just too much to cope with. You may decide to date someone else who isn’t such hard work. Toward the end of the week, friends will rally to your cause, giving you just the boost you need to make up for any hassle you might have experienced earlier on. Earth Signs, this a potentially hectic and chaotic week. Eclipses have a way of clearing out all of the deadwood and making space for new circumstances to enter your life. The Eclipse takes place on Tuesday, but you may notice it a few days before this. If you feel unusually tired, try to lighten your schedule. This Eclipse may bring changes to relationships and to some of your most personal plans. But it will prove to be a blessing in the long term, as you’re motivated to step out of your comfort zone. Love and money may seem to haunt you. You may be seeking a relationship with someone financially well off as a way to bolster your own status. Although he or she may be wealthy, this person may not be particularly kind or caring. Make sure you get to know them before you make any kind of commitment. Mars will move into Gemini at the end of the week, which will stir up your desire to improve your health and fitness routine. If you’ve neglected this side of life, you’ll now feel motivated to get back into the swing of things. Work out, then relax and have fun!
Your Love Week Earth Signs:
You may notice something unusual about your conversations this week. Go for it. This could lead to some stimulating talk, in turn leading to dinner with that special someone. And you know where that can lead. Don’t avoid idle chitchat. And, yes, that song is definitely the Universe trying to tell you something. Listen carefully, because there is something hidden that needs to be revealed to you in order to make this all worthwhile. Two hearts depend upon your diligent effort. For some of you Earth Signs, hiding that lie will only make it worse. Fess up. Your sweetheart, although angry at first, will fully appreciate your honesty in the end. In addition, you’ll feel a world of heaviness lifted from your heart. Honesty will inevitably make your bond even stronger. It does the soul good to unload once in a while. Let it all out! You have been unfair to your lover as of late because this tension has been mounting and inadvertently having a negative effect on your sex life. And if you’re single and think that your pent-up aggression is attractive, think again!