June 17th, 2006


Qui Pro Domina Justitia Sequitur

 • Lady Justice  • 269 Justitia  • Images of the Goddess of Justice • 
 • Justice is a Woman With a Sword  • Federick Douglass and Lady Justice • 
 • Iconology of the Justice Cards  • gematria: hyper-symbiosis • 
 • Blind Justice, by Sano  • The Casting of Lots • 

think this is the first time i've ever done a chart for 911. right now i'm looking at:

{a} 911 Part of Fortune conjunct Cheney's Part of Fortune-[N] & #911-AGAMEMNON
{b} 911 Ascendant opposite QB1 conjunct Cheney's Part of Fortune-[D]

don't think i can find anyone with such a unique tight alignment PLUS a pentagram. also, ACHILLES conjunct 911's SUN in Virgo & on Cheney's chart it's in the same house as his POF-[N] that conjuncts WASHINGTONIA, MAGNANIMITY, BABYLON & #911-AGAMEMNON (also looking closely at those Cheney hypotheticals — Pickering (Plu), Leverrier (Nep), Adams (Neptune) & Lowell (Pluto) — involved in the discovery of Neptune & Pluto).

Heidegger's [+][+] Dasein & Lichtung help me figure out what shows up when i'm around someone & identify their intention, motivation & whatnot. what shows up that wouldn't show up if X wasn't present. since learning about Cheney's chart i've discovered more pentagrams & hexagrams, worked out some analytical problems, learned about a new 827 fast runner, &c. precisely the type of clearing new moon types create. if you want the hyper-symbiosis of this chart it's between Mercury at the ASC & QB1 at the DSC. i couldn't stand at 911's Ascendant and stare down something like QB1. i think Cheney can. but ... get the sense it'd be easier at Cancer than Libra coz Libra 14°, i think (right smackdab in the middle there), is where the Sword of Gebuhra is located — it's the only place where it could be on this chart. MERCURY doesn't make this easy.

my sun in gemini is at the Midheaven with Mercury & lots of fire (vesta, vulcan, blech). right after 911 i created my Goëtia deck & went to my friend's house near the ocean. an astrologer guy was renting a room there & i showed him my horoscope. he looked at it a moment & said: i bet you have a hard time falling asleep. did the dentist ever give you mercury when you were a kid? never stops rolling, dividing, recombining. Goo Goo Gaga is mercury overloaded. mercury symbolizes the mind, thoughts, language, words. in astrology it rules communication, email, the internet, phones, networks, rhetoric, debate, discourse. word is, back up your hard drive when mercury goes retrograde & expect delays & breakdowns for all types of communications.

my father's a Libra & he believes in being in harmony with life — classic Libra, the traditional House of Marriage (don't laugh). Libras strive for balance, harmony, justice, relationships. depictions of Justice have not always shown her blind. on the 911 chart Justice is not only not blind, but she is the target of the first airplane. she is the "target" because she holds a sword. there are two doubles here: the scales of Libra & Gemini's ruling planet, Mercury. my POF is {27TA22} & my 911 challenge is POSEIDON {13LI12Rx}, REQUIEM {13LI30}, 1998 QJ1 {13LI52Rx} & QUAOAR {15LI07Rx} at 911's Ascendant, opposite OPHELIA {13AR04}, SEKHMET {13AR37}, NEPHTHYS {14AR45} & 2003CO1. Sabian symbol for QJ1: Aquarius 11° An artist has withdrawn from friends and all accustomed haunts to be alone with a new inspiration just forming; QUAOAR: Sagittarius 11° An ever-burning lamp throws light upon an archaic idol; & CO1: Virgo 5° A man lies dreaming in the shade of an Irish countryside; his dreams bring to him the playful little people. (check your horoscope between Libra 13°-15° & Aries 12°-13°).

saw A Few Good Men on a flight back from Ohio with most of my family after my brother's wedding. sitting dead-center in the back of the plane. movie screen a mile away. despite numerous distractions, i was riveted:

Col. Jessep: Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to. [+]

i think Colonel Jessep's wall disappeared after 911 & the new wall is that MERCURY-QB1 line. however, his speech seems to be the predominant tone — is it the correct one? how do we identify when someone is speaking from that MERCURY-QB1 line? new moon types set the stage, the tone, the direction for each cycle. in this case, they're the ones that draw the line in the sand. a new creative impulse runs through all the lunation phases like runners with batons in a relay race. anybody at any time can drop that baton. wondering whether Cheney successfully passed that baton to his first quarter moon (Bush). good reminder here: 911 Ascendant is conjunct Mercury. one of the most serious problems in NYC involved the failure to communicate effectively & gain situational awareness. Flight #93 illustrates another type of communcation emerging.

while that continues mashing my brain matter, don't think i could have seen that 911 pentagram back in 2001. maybe because it's "horizontal" & 220 & 827 are "vertical" (but honestly? don't think i was emotionally ready to see it). checked ASTRO-FAQ for more info on red, blue & green aspect colors:

Do the aspect colours have a particular meaning or are they arbitrary?

The colours of the aspects show which kind of aspect group they belong to. Red aspects belong to the group of "analytical" or "disharmonious" aspects (the main ones are Square and Opposition), blue ones are considered "synthetic" or "harmonious" (Sextile and Trine), and green is used for the minor aspects of Quinkunx and Semisextile. For more information on the aspects used in our charts, please read the respective chapter in our Introduction to Astrology. [+]

don't think i said everything i wanted to say here. still have to run more charts & ephys. Cheney's POF - Day or Night formula? Day formula at Libra 14° because of that MERCURY-QB1 line. also ... Cheney's SUN {10AQ48} conjunct 911's JUSTITIA {10AQ33}; Cheney's JUSTITIA {03LI56} conjunct 911's #1776-KUIPER {04LI49}.


STS-121 Flight Readiness Review

NASA Senior Officials at Kennedy for Flight Readiness Review

NASA's Flight Readiness Review meeting began this morning and will conclude tomorrow, June 17, with the announcement of the official launch date that will send Space Shuttle Discovery on its way to the International Space Station.

The meetings are held about two weeks prior to launch and involve a thorough assessment of preparations for the mission. NASA senior officials are determining the readiness of the space shuttle vehicle, flight crew and payloads for the STS-121 mission. A signed Certification of Flight Readiness endorsement certifies the successful completion of the flight preparation processes.

NASA officials will host a news conference no earlier than 2 p.m. EDT Saturday. The briefing will air live on NASA TV from the Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

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STS-121 :: 01-July Launch @ 03:48 PM EDT/19:48 UT

NASA Gives 'Go' for Space Shuttle Discovery's Launch

STS-121 Discovery / 18th ISS Flight ULF1.1
Launch Pad: 39B
Launch Date: July 1, 2006
Launch Time: 03:48 p.m. EDT | 19:48 UT
Landing: July 13, 2006
Duration: 12 days
Orbital Insertion Altitude: 122 nautical miles
Orbit Inclination: 51.60°
Countdown begins: T-43 hours

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA senior managers on Saturday cleared the Space Shuttle Discovery for a July 1 flight to the International Space Station.

The decision was announced after a lengthy Flight Readiness Review, a traditional meeting in which top NASA managers and engineers set launch dates, determine whether the shuttle's complex array of equipment, support systems and procedures are ready for flight and assess any risks associated with the mission.

"We had two full days of an intensive Flight Readiness Review," said Administrator Michael Griffin. "It was spirited and one of the most open, yet non-adversarial meetings I've seen since returning to NASA."

Commander Steve Lindsey and his six-crewmates are scheduled to lift off at 3:48 p.m. EDT to begin a 12-day mission, designated STS-121. Discovery's crew will test new hardware and techniques to improve shuttle safety, as well as deliver supplies, make repairs and bring a third crew member to the station.

"We were really careful to evaluate everything as thoroughly as we could," said Associate Administrator for Space Operations Bill Gerstenmaier, who chaired the Flight Readiness Review. "But the review of the ice/frost ramp was one of the most vigorously discussed."

The ice/frost ramps are structures made of insulation foam that cover 34 brackets on the outside of the shuttle's external fuel tank. The ramps have been cited as a potential source of foam loss, which could cause damage to the shuttle. The Flight Readiness Review board decided the current design does not pose sufficient risk to delay the upcoming mission while design improvements for later flights are under way.

Joining Lindsey aboard Discovery will be pilot Mark Kelly, mission specialists Mike Fossum, Piers Sellers, Lisa Nowak and Stephanie Wilson. European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Reiter will launch on Discovery and stay on the station for several months.

Aboard the station, Expedition 13 Commander Pavel Vinogradov, a Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut, and Flight Engineer and NASA Station Science Officer Jeff Williams will greet Discovery and its crew. Vinogradov and Williams began their six-month mission on the station March 31.

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Officer Bryan O'Connor and Chief Engineer Chris Scolese

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