Varuna: Bush & the Republicans
Check out Varuna: Good or Bad? (sketches for the interpretation of a new planet), by Denis Kutalyov, to learn more about possible mundane readings on Varuna. Here is a good link to the first stories out on the planet Varuna 2001.
Also, here's the Varuna orbit (within Pluto's orb). And this is a link to the size of the newly discovered trans-Neptunian bodies, relative to Pluto. Livia Giacomini details the naming process, and gives further astronomical data on the discovery of 2000 WR106, the largest trans neptunian object.
There's plenty Hindu mythology about Varuna (one of the Vedic gods) too; here's a nice overview, and try Stephen T. Naylor's article for more in-depth review; also, The Hymns of the Rigveda mentions the god in Varuna and Indra.
This article looks into the ties between Varuna, and its ties with the Republican Party & George Bush:
First, there are three charts for the Republican Party; one is in Jackson MI, the other two are in Ripon WI.
On February 28, 1854 (chart) Maj. Alvan E. Bovay (born on July 12, 1818 in Jefferson County, N.Y.) called a meeting in the Congregational Church of Ripon, Wisconsin. Out of that meeting came a resolution: a new party, to be named the Republican Party, would be formed if the Kansas-Nebraska (pro-slavery) bill passed. This date is recognized on page 446 of the 2002 World Almanac as the founding of the Republican Party.
The second date, March 20, 1854, is from an old schoolhouse of Ripon which bears the proud legend, 'Birthplace of the Republican Party.' Following the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska bill, this marks the first actual Republican organization: Debate lasted until "the hour was late and the candles burned low. It was a cold, windy night at the vernal equinox. But in the end all but two or three gave in and we formed our organization."
For both Ripon dates then, the impetus is that here the Republican name made its first considerate steps toward a name for the new party. Many other names were being considered, in other places, for like-minded efforts, but this was the birth of the one that stuck. By 1856, the Republican Party was organized nationally. Some like to say the party was born in Ripon and christened in Jackson. Even earlier, Bovay had suggested in 1852 to New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley that a new party -- formed of disaffected Democrats, Whigs and Free-Soilers -- take Republican as its name: Urge them to forget political names and organization, and to band together under the name I suggested to you at Lovejoys' Hotel in 1852... I mean the name republican.
The GOP themselves claim the July 6, 1854 date (chart). In Jackson, Mich., the Republican Party formally organized itself by holding its first convention, adopting a platform and nominating a full slate of candidates for state offices. The crowd was so great, it could not be held in the town's largest hall. The business of the party had to be conducted in a grove of oaks near the county race track. Other states soon followed, and the first Republican candidate for president, John C. Frémont, ran in 1856. Wolfstar has a good article, though dated to 1999, on the GOP; he goes with the July 6th chart, The Astrology of the Republican Party.
All of the charts have a strong grounding of Neptunian-like zeal. Of Abraham Lincoln himself, it is said by Marc Edmond Jones: “Abraham Lincoln was thirty-seven years old when the planet Neptune was discovered (1846), and it was then that his life began to fall into place once and for all.” The February 28th chart finds 5 planets in Pisces, including a Sun, Neptune, and Rx Venus stellium. The vernal equinox chart, an angry declaration in the face of slavery advancing across the plains, finds Mars as the only planet above the horizon that night, near the MH; the Moon conjunct Varuna is in the first house, and Neptune, grounding the chart in that zeal, conjuncts the IC. In the July chart, the Sun is closely trine to Neptune in Pisces “which evokes a spiritual or religious agenda”, according to Wolfstar. This 7/6/1856 chart is the one referred to below (though for the purposes of Varuna, such a slow moving body, all three of the charts apply).
What's Varuna like?
One analogy is that Varuna is like those checks we get in the mail from the credit card companies. It's like free money out of nowhere. But it's got a long-term memory up its sleeve, and the bank comes calling at some point down the line. Varuna gives and then it takes it all back. The nodes work in a similar way, with the north incoming, the south out going. In fact, the earth itself works this way with magnetic fields pulling in and then pushing outward. It’s best to just take a pass usually; can you take that free thing and pay the piper later on? Sometimes, the gamble works out well; other times, it puts us deeper in the hole.
Bush, Republicans, and Varuna
18-21 Sag: Emerging Democrats Confront Bush should be read as a precursor to what follows. The GOP has their natal Varnua at this 19' Sag point, conjunct Bush's South node, which Pluto is transiting. Varuna right now in transit, is at 13 Cancer, conjunct the GOP's natal Sun, which is also Bush's Sun.
For Bush, Varuna brings out his martial qualities in a unique manner. Similar to Lincoln, whose life only took hold when Neptune became discovered. Bush came to power in 2000, when Varuna was discovered. In Bush's natal chart, he has Varuna conjunct his mid-heaven at 27 Aries. This is exactly square his natal Saturn, at 27 Cancer, and lays the basis for being triggered from Saturn, Pluto, and Varuna transits. Bush's Pluto is conjunct Mercury on the Ascendant. When Bush speaks from the perspective of revenge, he is most clear; and hence, what he sees as his own special calling, became crystallized for him on 9/11.
On September 11th, 2001, Jupiter was exactly conjunct Varuna, atop Bush's and the USA's Sun. Pluto, at 13' Sagittarius was conjunct the USA ascendant, inconjunct from Varuna/Jupiter at the MH. It was as if Manifest Destiny became triggered for Bush to see-- a Global War on Terrorism became his and the followers religious zeal. Since then, Bush and the Republicans have used 9/11 toward their own gain & glory. The warmongers got their calling using the patriotism via the USA Sun; it's been very powerful to confront head on, especially given the media's driving coverage.
They've all become obsessed (along with some Democrats who just want to get it over with-- as if it ends) with a global militaristic rampage that does little but exacerbate global terrorism, and a lot to agitate liberty-minded opposition within the US.
Upcoming, Saturn is going to conjoin Varuna atop the Republicans (and Bush's and the USA's) Sun; and Pluto is going to conjoin the Republicans Varuna (and Bush's south node). That's when & how the bill comes due.
In 2003, Saturn will conjunct Varuna on that ~13' Cancer point, manifesting as restriction for Bush and the Republicans Sun; and transiting Pluto in 2004 will conjunct Bush's south node at 19'-20' Sagittarius, meaning that the rules will no longer be his own creation (opposite north node conjunct Uranus), but his undoing. For Bush, that his south node is in his 5th (the house of games), means he needs to let go of winning, or else Pluto is going to show him what it looks like to lose.
With transiting Pluto atop the Republicans Varuna conjunct Bush's south node, they want to up the stakes to a global level, manifest World War III or Armageddon; but the Democrats progressed Sun is also there, which means that their own 'life' will be threatened. The Democrats will work through Saturn conjoining Varuna in transit (the present) to restrict the Republicans invasionary policy, offering a more global perspective.
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