Capricorn may be the sign of Jupiter’s “fall”, another way of saying the planet’s most challenging environment for its energies to function in, but we must keep in mind, Jupiter is the planet of Abundance and provides Luck, Blessings, and positive energy wherever its location in the Heavens.
The Great Benefic’s “good stuff” will still accompany the largest planet in our Solar System as it transits through the sign of its fall, aka Capricorn, but much like that sign’s overall style of dress, Jupiter’s abundance will mirror their new surroundings by becoming more demure and toned down versus vibrantly overt or flashy.
With that in mind, those who are natural risk takers or extremely lucky by nature may perceive the King of Planet’s upcoming transit as a period completely void of the Jupiterian “good stuff”. The Great Benefic’s luck and blessings will still be present but in a more subtle, far less obvious way.
Conversely, those who believe themselves to be naturally unlucky may be pleasantly surprised during Jupiter’s upcoming transit through the sign of its fall that not only has their usual bout of bad luck subsided but that a noticeable change of good fortune has finally come their way.
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For the duration of the calendar year of 2020, Lady Luck will try her utmost to keep that one business outfit she owns relatively clean as she starts her full time corporate temp job that will require some major work hours but with no overtime pay….
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Throughout the near entirety of the calendar year of 2019, the planet associated with Luck and Good Fortune called the “The Great Benefic” otherwise known as Jupiter will be transiting through the sign the King of Planets naturally rules over, Sagittarius. With this double emphasis of the lucky planet travelling through the lucky sign, […]
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Alexander Rodchenko: Modernity’s Prometheus Bound Part III By Brad Kronen The 3rd Part of the 3rd installment of Brad’s “A Series of Unfortunate Sagittarian Events” Alexander Rodchenko, “Teapot”, 1922 Prometheus: ‘Tis a common malady of power tyrannical Never to trust a friend. – Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 457 B.C. One year after the […]
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Alexander Rodchenko: Modernity’s Prometheus Bound Part II by Brad Kronen The 2nd Part of the 3rd installment of Brad’s “A Series of Unfortunate Sagittarian Events” Alexander Rodchenko, “Love and Revolution”, 1922 Photo Montage of the artist with his wife, fellow Avante-Garde artist Varvara Stepanova 1917. A monumental year of vast significance within the […]
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Alexander Rodchenko: Modernity’s Prometheus Bound Part I by Brad Kronen The Third Installment of Brad’s “A Series of Unfortunate Sagittarian Events” For nearly the entire calendar year of 2019, the biggest planet in our Solar System, otherwise known as “The Great Benefic”, mighty Jupiter will be transiting through the sign it naturally rules over, […]
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In his book entitled “Santa Claus, Saints, & Sagittarius”, Brad traces the origins of Santa Claus through various astrological, religious, and historic sources. The book’s culmination is when Brad makes a first of its kind astrological discovery about the life of the actual man whose numerous good deeds Santa’s essence is modeled after – a 3rd century Turkish bishop named Nicholas of Myrna.
The book also displays Saint Nicholas’ many acts of generosity through paintings made during the Middle Ages and Renaissance that unto themselves may convince even the staunchest of Scrooges that Yes, Virginia! There IS a Santa Claus.
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The 27 Club & Its Double Sagittarian Poster Couple: Jim Morrison & Pamela Courson by Brad Kronen The Second Installment of Brad’s “A Series of Unfortunate Sagittarian Events” With Jupiter’s forthcoming transit through its own sign during the calendar year of 2019, much focus is being centered on strictly just the positive themes which […]
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John Kennedy Jr., Carolyn Bessette, & The Kennedy Curse: A Tragedy of Hubris by Brad Kronen The First Installment from Brad’s “A Series of Unfortunate Sagittarian Events” John Kennedy Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy in a photo taken on New Year’s Eve 1999, 6 months prior to their untimely deaths With Jupiter’s […]
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As Fritz Haber saw it, he was a German first and foremost, in particular, a Prussian. So when War broke out in the summer of 1914, Haber did what any good Prussian would do – the man devoted every waking minute to the War effort to ensure victory for the Fatherland.
This is reflected in the quote he is remembered most for saying:
“During Peace time a scientist belongs to the world, but during War time, he belongs to his country.”
– Fritz Haber
Many within his field could not have wholeheartedly disagreed more with Haber’s stance on Science’s role in times of War, such as his good friend Albert Einstein, who said on numerous occasions during both World Wars that his only allegiance was to being a Pacifist.
As the First World War raged more and more, so too did Haber’s zealotry for his country. Despite it being clearly obvious how much his patriotic drive was dividing him between long standing colleagues like Einstein and even his own spouse, Fritz Haber’s fervor for the Fatherland was undeterred.
Read more "Fritz Haber – Modernity’s Mutable Angel of Life and Death, Part II : Killing Millions"
Within the Pantheon of scientific geniuses born in the middle of the 19th century, only Fritz Haber is credited for an invention which many believe to be the 20th century’s greatest achievement of scientific innovation. An achievement which not only expanded our working knowledge of the Universe, it positively altered the course of humanity’s progress on this planet.
Conversely alongside J. Robert Oppenheimer who directed The Manhattan Project which created and utilized the world’s first nuclear weapons, Fritz Haber is one of the most vilified scientists of all time due to another invention of his making which elevated the horror of War to a level of incomprehensible terror the likes of which had not been experienced before in the history of Mankind.
Never was there such a man who gave and took so much from the world around him with his creations that brought both Life and Death stemming from the same foundational source – his fervent love of country.
Read more "Fritz Haber – Modernity’s Mutable Angel of Life and Death, Part I : Saving Billions"
Renowned astrologer Brad Kronen presents the archived recordings from his “Welcome to the Zodiac“(WTZ) series, a group of 12 introductory lectures originally broadcasted on blogtalkradio.com, each dedicated to one of the 12 signs of the Zodiac. In each show, Brad explains everything you’d ever want or needed to know about those particular residents of that […]
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Despite the two words listed above being associated with a famed celebrity whom much of the world adores and admires, they speak of a fabricated creation.
The surname of “Turner” represents a branding of Scorpionic control since it refers to the last name of its domineering creator. The significance of the first name is important only for its phonetic similarity to a female superhero from the world of comic books, Sheena, Queen of the Jungle.
Before the musical duo that was “Ike and Tina” is examined any further, some realistic truths must first be relayed. Much like how society’s perception of his natal sign has become more and more myopic in the present day, with only the most cartoon-like aspects of the unevolved Scorpio personality being noticed, Ike Turner is viewed by many in the 21st century strictly through a distorted lens of the most evil, villainous kind. Case in point, the character of Ike Turner from the film, “What’s Love Got To Do With It” ranked #4 in Vibe Magazine’s “Best Movie Bad Guys”.
Unbeknownst but factually true none the less, there is a lot more behind the man whose name will most likely go down in Rock History primarily as “that drugged up crazy dude who beat up Tina”.
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Christmas isn’t all merely festive uber-jolliness and hyper ho-ho-ho-ing, you know. “The most wonderful time of the year” also deals with being scared out of one’s wits or at a bare minimum temporarily freaked out with sudden fear. Why else would a ghost story heavy with the psychological abuse of intense serial haunting be a rock solid foundational part of the Christmas tradition? This particular holiday piece takes a fresh new look at an old well-loved Christmas favorite by analyzing the key characters of the world’s most famous ghost story who are next to never given much thought outside of the parts they play – the ghosts from Charles Dickens’ timeless holiday tale, “A Christmas Carol”.
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“The New England Historic Genealogical Society traced the family trees of the three major presidential candidates. US presidential hopeful Barack Obama is a distant relative not only of President George W Bush but also of wartime British prime minister Winston Churchill according to US researchers.” – ABC News, March 26th, 2008 “We do not want […]
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“You’ll practically die laughing.”
– The Ghostly Gazette
“A heartstopper….of hilarity.”
– Deadly News & World Report
“Brad Kronen & Halloween – Together at last!”
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– The Haunted Homeshopper
The planet known as “The Great Benefic”, Jupiter may be the “King of Planets” but the planet known as “The Great Malefic”, aka Saturn now has more courtiers. Citizens of Earth, let it be known that the planetary spotlight that was taken up for so long by Jupiter, the King of Everything has now been usurped as of this past October 7th! With it being officially announced that 20 new moons orbit around the ringed planet, Saturn currently has the most Moons of 82 edging out Jupiter’s long time record of 79. The ringed planet now bears another title of distinction as the newly crowned “King of Moons”.
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When Shirley Verrett switched fachs from mezzo-soprano to soprano much of the opera world didn’t know what to think since hardly ever did a singer make such a drastic transition while still in their vocal prime. One can only assume the constant hemming and hawing from those associated with such a pristine art form that got shaken up over the slightest bit of change must have worn out La Verrett over time. I made this presumption after walking along the fountained plaza of Lincoln Center one day in the late 1980’s to see banners being newly put on display along the cultural center’s entire perimeter which stated in big bold letters:
“SHIRLEY VERRETT – SINGER”
To which I murmured aloud, “What vocal coglioni!”
(If you’re not sure what that foreign word means, good.)
Through those simply worded banners, Shirley Verrett was telling every nay-sayer in the classical world in no uncertain terms to Fach Off.
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“Loose talk about proposals for negotiations is irresponsible. We agreed that it is now time for Boris Johnson to produce his own proposals in writing – if they exist. If no proposals are received by the end of September, then it’s over.”
– Atti Rinne, Prime Minister of Finland and current President of the European Union with Emmanuel Macron, President of France at a Paris press conference on September 18th, 2019.
Going by the words of the EU President Atti Rinne said on September 18th, it appears Britain’s current Prime Minister hasn’t even gotten around to putting any of the United Kingdom’s concerns in writing at this beyond critical stage of the Brexit game.
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With less than a month to go as the imminent deadline of October 31st draws ever nearer for Great Britain to make its final decision whether to retain an active role within the European Union, it’s still anyone’s guess if the United Kingdom goes forward into the future allied with the EU or whether the sovereign nation chooses to withdraw from this European conglomeration of countries and in effect opts to “Brexit”.
Read more "Brexit’s Imminent Arrival & Great Britain’s Political State of Inertia – Part I"