Here’s a Modern Philosopher I Never Heard Of

Ludwig Wittgenstein (April 26, 1889 – April 29, 1951)

I wonder why. Frequently, revealed blind spots tend to show me connections that I’m not supposed to see until I am ready to acknowledge them. That seems to be true with Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Somehow, despite my misgivings, the truth about a person can shine through the birth chart.

Mars Inconjunct Uranus

You have a tendency to be rash and impulsive, which may get in your way. If matters proceed too slowly, you are likely to make a sudden move that upsets the whole situation and forces you to start again. You must learn to be patient if you want to achieve your objectives.

This energy may also be expressed as a hot temper, especially when you have to endure restriction or limitation, such as sitting still in a classroom for a long time. You have a rebellious streak that needs to be disciplined, because everyone has to endure some restrictions, and it takes so little to trigger your temper.

Sometimes you may make sudden moves that startle people. You may make a descision very quickly and start to act on it immediately, but that is not such a good idea. Make up your mind more slowly, or at least wait for a while until you start to act. If your idea still looks good a couple of days later, it is probably all right to go ahead with it.

(When you consider how quickly Ludwig died after his diagnosis of prostrate cancer, it is as if he wanted to be free from the restriction of having to be in a body. He was in a hurry to exit this life.)

Hmm, interesting.

Some of His Philosophical Quotes



He seems to speak my thoughts aloud.

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Hush-Money Payment to Minimize Family Trauma for:

Melania Trump

As a defence for that payment to Stormy Daniels, this one makes the most sense. I’ve told you before that the real power behind the throne is Melania. Donald wants to keep on the good side of her, so most everything he does relates back to his trying to keep her sweet. His need for love is the reason.

The fact that the reimbursement to Michael Cohen was listed as a payment for legal services can been explained away as a bookkeeping error. Former Presidents of the United States usually don’t go to jail for such ‘petty’ crimes. I told you before, too, that the only crime that could truly stick is the Mar-a-Largo stash of secret papers. His crime there is obstruction of justice, and potentially treason, too.

We shall see.

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It Seems to be Written in the Stars (and Elsewhere):

Trump Grand Jury

There are a lot of people holding their breath, waiting for the other shoe (indictment) to drop. But there are a couple(?) of things to consider.

First of all, this may stir up a hornet’s nest of anger. Well, that’s nothing new, but this time law enforcement seems to be better prepared.

The second thing is that this may make a martyr of Trump and get him elected President again. That’s what makes everyone really nervous.

Two of my favourite YouTube presenters (Cash Peters and Ellie Dreams Down Under) have given spiritual clues as to when an indictment might occur: Easter, this year, seems to be on the cards, as it were. Cash Peters specifically predicted a tsunami of emotion at the end of March, the start of April.

So, I’m wondering: can I predict exactly when, using astrology?

This is kind of a cheat: the indictment from the Manhattan Grand Jury could not be served on Good Friday, so I set it for noon on Maundy Thursday. I wonder if this is the Universe’s way of making a Cosmic Joke. Trump is definitely NOT the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, but the Evangelicals seem to think that he is, so the timing may be important to point the comparison out. After all, he acts like he’s a martyr, doesn’t he?

Moon Inconjunct Venus

You need to be loved, even more than most people, particularly by your mother or another woman who takes the place of your mother. This need for love will be the force behind many of your actions. If you don’t find the love you are looking for, you will develop an insecure hunger for love from everyone you meet. However, you may express this in very strange ways, such as a desire for food, especially sweets, which unconsciously represent love to you.

There is also the danger that if you spend so much time and effort trying to get what you need, you will not be able to give love to others. Thus this aspect can mean that you indulge yourself and expect others to do everything for you. Of course, if people think that you are looking at things this way, they will not be inclined to help you. That will drive you to seek love even more and make the pattern even stronger.

(Seriously, how can this be any more ‘spot-on’ even though it has nothing whatsoever to do with Trump’s birth chart? It makes me wonder if the time has come, as the Moon is beginning to transit the South Node in Scorpio, no less. All of this will take time, of course, but the pattern is clearly there.)

Trump and his Possible Indictment

OK. Here goes nothing: the ‘event’ chart’s Ascendant is approaching Trump’s natal Saturn, while its Mars is approaching his natal Mercury. Its Moon has just transited his natal Jupiter in Libra (balance). The ‘event’ chart’s Mercury/North Node conjunction and its Saturn are forming an interactive Yod, pointing at Trump’s natal Neptune. There are two other interactive inconjuncts connecting its Neptune and his natal Mars and its Uranus and his natal Jupiter. I know it looks like there’s nothing going on, but these connections are vital and real.


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Think About It:

Trump Fears Getting Fingerprinted

Security Trumps Privacy

It was something that Ellie Dreams Down Under said at the end of a recent videotaped Tarot reading about Trump: Why doesn’t he want his fingerprints taken? Is he worried that they might be found on Top Secret documents located in other peoples’ hands? A-ha, says I.

That long-publicized photo of Trump cleaning up a bathroom in the White House came to mind.

Obsessions are obsessions. If you have a fear of poisoning, for example, you would not want anyone touching your stuff. But is it more than that? If not, maybe Putin had a word in his shell-like (ear).

Then, there’s the toilet. He’s denied that he’s ever flushed documents down one, even though there is proof, of sorts. (Admittedly, anyone could have done this to blacken his name.)

Well, whatever’s going on, Trump’s phobias will be triggered if he is indicted. His worst fears will be realized, and his reputation will be ruined if he’s fingered in the Stormy Daniels’ hush-money case.

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Fake News? Should We Believe “Anonymous” Sources?

2019/2021 Canadian Election Interference by China

It’s hard to know who to believe anymore. My cousin, John Miller, is a respected journalist. He has a blog page called The Journalism Doctor. You should read it sometime. He laments the laziness that has entered into the world of newspapers and other news outlets. He wonders if we will ever return to how things used to be when he was in the business of disseminating news.

I started this blog in February 2008 with “The case against Maclean’s,” a challenge to the mainstream media who were supporting the magazine for printing a series of inflammatory attacks on Muslims.

One of the articles, by Mark Stein, claimed that Muslims in the West were poised to take over entire societies and “the only question is how bloody the transfer of real estate will be.” Without documenting his claims, Steyn wrote that enough Muslims are terrorists to make the religion a global threat, and they will subject us all to rigid Muslim laws when the takeover is achieved.

Critics took the magazine to the Ontario, B.C. and federal Human Rights Commissions after the magazine refused a request for a more balanced article about Islam. The legacy media, including the Canadian Association of Journalists, leapt to the defence of the magazine. Freedom of expression and the press must be defended at all costs, they said.

I said they were wrong. The issue wasn’t freedom of expression or the press at all. The issue was inaccurate stereotyping based on race and religion. In other words, bad journalism. 

But that’s me: The fly in the ointment. The  gadfly who stands up for responsible reporting, calls out its sloppier failures and takes pleasure in puncturing the pinata of self-righteousness that is driving legacy media to its grave.

In the 15 years since then, my blog has called out plagiarists, unpacked management decisions that deviate from commonly accepted journalistic norms, shone the light on irresponsible reporting on race and gender, identified white privilege and systemic racism in news organizations and schools of journalism, and drawn attention to many other blind spots in journalism.

What I Do (May 28, 2022)

I reviewed his book, “Yesterday’s News”, eight years ago, here. We would do well to remember that not all news stories are the Truth. Sometimes that are Weapons of Mass Destruction intended to mislead their readers (and anyone else who jumps down an internet rabbit hole). Such may be the case of the alleged Chinese interference in our most recent elections. The Conservatives did not achieve the results they expected, so the suggestion now is that somehow the Liberals benefitted from outside influences. This comes down to us as an echo of Trump’s “Stop the Steal”. Canada’s Parliament now wants answers.

This all seems like “Chinese whispers” to me. Does it seem so to you?

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He’s Been a Man of Sorrows Most of His Adult Life

George Soros (August 12, 1930)

Lately, the GOP have taken to bandying his name about as if he were everything they fear (or wish he was backing them instead of the opposition). George Soros perhaps has TOO much money and influence.

His birth time is unknown, so I randomized his chart. There is a Yod which ‘accidentally’ appears, pointing at Uranus, formed by inconjuncts to Mercury and the Ascendant. The only other inconjunct is between the Sun and the Moon, which would disappear if the timing were any later in the day.

Sun Inconjunct Moon

The inconjunct aspect between the Sun and Moon means that the Sun part of your personality is quite different from the Moon part. and it may be hard for you to relate then to each other. It is as if you are divided in two, so that whenever you have to make an important decision, especially one that involves your feelings, the different sides of your personality want to go in opposite directions. You sometimes find it difficult to decide if you like something or if you want to take part in some activity.

But a much more difficult problem arises if you decide that one of these personalities is good and the other bad, so that you try to repress and hold down any behavior from the “bad” side. Unfortunately, that only makes it more difficult to handle that side, so that you have intense urges to do things that you think you should not do. You begin to act in ways that betray the image of yourself that you are trying to build up.

The only solution is to accept both sides of your personality, for they are both you, and it is important to express them both. It is only your attitude of rejection that makes one side good and the other side bad.

Mercury Inconjunct Uranus

Your mind moves quickly from topic to topic, often without pausing long enough for you to understand what you have learned. And if there is a lot of excitement or activity around you, your mind may race so fast to keep up with it all that you work yourself into a state of nervous frenzy. Under these circumstances it is almost impossible for you to concentrate or do any useful mental work.

On the other hand, you are quite inventive. You can see solutions to problems quicker than most, and you may be good at designing.

This aspect might mean that you have nervous problems, such as a tendency to get exhausted or a sensitive disposition that requires a very calm environment in order to prevent further problems.

Uranus Inconjunct Ascendant

Your need to be free and do what you want is often in conflict with what others require of you and even with what you feel you ought to do. Sometimes this conflict can cause considerable physical and emotional tension. The task you face is to organize your life in a disciplined way that will enable you to satisfy your need for freedom through your everyday activities.

The restless energies of this aspect should be given some kind of release, because otherwise they can turn inward to create the kind of rash and compulsive actions that lead to accidents.


Does this sound like a man who is using his purse strings to control the world? You decide.

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Conspiracy Theory: Ukrainians (and Others) Think…

Putin has a Body Double

I’m all (about the) ears. In every iteration of Putin’s images (even those from his time in the KGB), his ears have always looked the same. I’m sure that there’s a quote somewhere about not being able to disguise the ears, so I went looking for it and got these ones instead.

Enough said?

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Was He the One that Pulled the Trigger that Killed RFK?

Sirhan Sirhan (March 19, 1944)

In my book “At This Point in Time” I looked at Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination. My ‘guess’ at the time was that J. Edgar Hoover might have had something to do with it. But I never looked at Sirhan Sirhan until today. This was prompted by a forensic astrology video on YouTube from my friend, Ellie Adams and her fellow astrologer, Brandy Burrow. I hope this will help solve the mystery.

The timing is considered good because it was ‘from memory’. Interestingly, this time makes Sirhan’s natal Moon transit his Ascendant in the middle of Capricorn. That may be an important fact. There are three inconjuncts, two of which are dependent on a correct timing, and one completely independent.

Venus Inconjunct Neptune

This aspect will work out with the fewest problems if you get a great deal of emotional support from your parents and other loved ones. You are willing to serve, help and assist those you love, but you may honestly feel that you don’t deserve to be loved unless you are forced to serve your loved one in some way. This is because you feel that loving someone requires you to make sacrifices and to deny your own needs and that love may not necessarily make you feel good and warm. When you are older, you may have severe problems in love relationships, because you feel that you are only good enough for society’s losers, people who badly need help or have severe emotional problems. Or you may find someone who seems to be perfect, who will help you out of your problems, but later turns out to be a disappointment.

Jupiter Inconjunct Ascendant

With this aspect, you may discover that in order to grow and get ahead in life, you will have to put aside your own needs and do whatever the situation or other people require. At times you will go through tremendous and possibly painful creative changes in your life, in which everything you are is replaced by a new order.

Probably you will accomplish the most if you direct your energies to tasks that benefit others as well as yourself. It may be that much of your work will not benefit you directly, but in the long run you will gain from it.

Uranus Inconjunct Midheaven

You need to express your thoughts and feelings, but you often upset the people around you with your words. You seem to enjoy creating a stir every time you say something, but this can get you into quite a bit of trouble with parents, teachers and other authority figures. The underlying principle of this aspect is the need to balance your individual self-expression and manner of communicating with your need to learn and grow under the guidance of older people.

(This sounds like someone under someone else’s control, doesn’t it?)

Here’s the astrological proof:

If you look at this properly, the major connection between Sirhan and the RFK shooting is his natal Saturn is conjunct the event Mars. It implies that (under someone else’s control) he pulled the trigger, but didn’t kill Kennedy. That anomaly of Sirhan being in front of Kennedy but the bullet entered Kennedy’s neck from behind makes this seem likely that there was a second shooter. Immediately, after the shooting, a woman rushed out of the hotel shouting, “We’ve shot him!” (A royal ‘we’, perhaps?)

We may never know the truth, yet again.

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Let’s Try It Again, Since It Worked So Well the First Time

Protest: Take Back Our Country

I cannot truly understand why the MAGA crowd thinks Donald J Trump is the best thing that ever happened to America. But that’s probably because I’m a Canadian who is looking at this stuff as an outsider. Trump thinks he can intimidate the whole country by threatening the Manhattan DA Melvin Bragg with violence if they indict him for paying hush-money to a (former) porn star and calling it legal fees. I know, I know: it’s only a bookkeeping error. But I’ve known others who have gone to prison for such errors. Why should he get away with it? “I’ve done NOTHING wrong!” he shouts through his MAGAphone. Sure, and pigs fly!

Listening to “Ra and the Law of One” podcasts on YouTube has reminded me that in order to neutralize an imbalance in myself, I need to ‘entertain’ the opposite of what I believe to be true and accept that neither is correct, but that both are correct, together (in harmony). It’s a hard lesson to learn.

Here endeth today’s lesson.

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Trump Calls Him DeSanctimonious; Maybe He is

Ron DeSantis (September 14, 1978)

Until yesterday, I’d never heard Ron DeSantis speak. All that has changed now. I’m not impressed.

Everyone on CNN called his use of ‘porn star’ and ‘hush-money’ in his answer inspired, but I have my doubts about how he would fare in a heads-on battle with Trump, or even Biden. Not well, I believe.

DeSantis’ birth time is not known, therefore I randomized the timing and then flipped it from AM to PM, so that Venus would appear at about 31 years of age, when he married his wife. It looks about right.

Sun Inconjunct Ascendant

Your relationships with other people can be very intense. While you are young, they may be quite difficult, because you feel that others will accept you only if you deny yourself in some way. Or you may constantly feel you should put off doing what you want in order to do what you have to do. Usually your ideas about what you have to do come from the people around you. Also, contacts with other people will frequently force you to make serious, major psychological changes. Difficulties in your relationships with friends and family are signs of profound internal changes.

You may find that no matter how hard you try to show others who you really are, they misunderstand you somehow. This is because the angular relationship between your rising sign and Sun sign indicates that your internal energies are quite different from the energies that you show to the world. You are not intentionally dishonest with the world, you simply present a confusing complex of energies. As you get older, you will learn more about your effect on people, which will enable you to put the two sides of your personality together so that they work smoothly. Be patient and do not hurry. Look at each relationship as an opportunity to learn more about yourself through your effects upon others. You will know you have learned this when you no longer attract people who are psychologically difficult to deal with.

Or as some say, he’s cruel. And should he be President? I think not.

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