Pisces Sun, Aries Moon: The Mystic, the Magicians, and The Men Who Watch the Moon ("Inside the world's most secretive network and the internet's most terrifying search engine")
Pair the intuitive abilities of a Pisces Sun with the pioneering instincts of an Aries Moon and you get a Sun/Moon pairing that is equal parts sensitive poet (Pisces) and ass-kicking crusader (Aries). According to astrologer Jefferson Anderson this pairing will leverage its access to ethereal realms (Pisces) in order to ram its way through to the finish line (Aries):
Cunning, shrewd, and subtle, you know how to get your way through charm and subtle persuasion. That remarkable sixth sense of yours lets you know instinctively whom to trust and whom to avoid. In addition, your sharp mind is well suited to a career in engineering. (Source)
In the Medieval days the textbook Pisces/Aries might have been found putting their “remarkable sixth sense” to use in service of the King or Queen, advising them on “whom to trust and whom to avoid” as well who to single out for further surveillance, blackmail, or even who to eliminate. Today this pairing’s cunning intelligence and capacity for subtle persuasion are more likely be expressed via technological means or applied to innovative engineering projects. To illustrate: using the date of its establishment as its date of birth, the ECHELON network is a Pisces Sun, Aries Moon. (Chart) If you’re not familiar with ECHELON it’s the worldwide satellite surveillance and communications intercept network jointly operated by the United states, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. (Source) An engineering project of colossal scale, its official role is to inform signatories to the “Five Eyes” agreement “whom to trust and whom to avoid”. In effect, ECHELON’s intercept abilities gives these signatories the technological equivalent of an “uncanny sixth sense”.
According to astrologer Linda Goodman the Pisces/Aries pairing will “spend much time discussing secrets . . . including all matters of the occult, the esoteric or the metaphysical, such as astrology, hypnotism, astral travel, telepathy and the like”. (Source) ECHELON does not literally make use of astral travel, telepathy, or other occult methodologies but its surveillance and intercept capacities are so advanced they may as well be from the other realms. The people who operate the network do indeed “spend much of their time discussing secrets”, both political secrets and industrial ones. For example, former NSA analyst Wayne Madsen believes ECHELON has been used to conduct financial espionage on behalf of U.S. automobile companies. (Source) A number of high-ranking legislators have voiced similar concerns, mainly that the system has been used to steal secrets from uncooperative companies and provide them to companies willing to play ball with the “Five Eyes” organization. (Source)
The textbook Pisces/Aries can be incredibly imaginative in coming up with ways to absorb impressions while hidden away in their own private sanctuary. The ECHELON system, for instance, makes use of a phenomenon called “Moon Bounce” which according to author Trevor Paglen involves “capturing communications and telemetry signals from around the world as they escape into space, hit the moon, and are reflected back towards Earth”. (Source) In 2010 Paglen used advanced “limit” tele-photography techniques to capture this image of an Echelon listening post designed to make use of “Moon Bounce”:
Strange coincidence #1: Using its establishment date as its date of birth, the search engine “Shodan” is also a Pisces Sun, Aries Moon. (Chart) A recent CNN article referred to Shodan as the “scariest search engine on the planet”, describing it as “a kind of dark Google, looking for the servers, webcams, printers, routers and all the other stuff that is connected to and makes up the Internet.” (Source) What’s really scary is that Shodan also provides access to countless industrial control computers which run the world’s power grids, water plants, traffic systems, chemical factories, water treatment facilities, data centers, and at least one nuclear particle accelerator. (Source) In short, Shodan is to home based hackers what ECHELON has been to high level spooks:
Strange Coincidence #2: ECHELON and Shodan aren’t the only Pisces/Aries who’ve attained mythic status for the ability to intercept communications and/or hack into the grid. Steve Jobs is also a Pisces/Aries. (Chart) In the mid 1970s Jobs earned seed money for Apple Computer by selling what were known as “blue boxes”, small devices designed to make free phone calls by hacking into the phone system. The methodologies Jobs used were known as “phone phreaking” and were as imaginative and innovative as the intercept methodologies upon which ECHELON and Shodan are built. (Source) They were also totally illegal.
The flip side to being so vividly imaginative is that this pairing is often “led into situations so mysterious, so intertwined with intrigue and half-truths that even a Ouija board couldn’t get to the bottom of the whole mess” according to Mrs. Goodman (Source) to illustrate: using the date of its establishment as its date of birth, the “President’s Working Group on Financial Markets” aka the “Plunge Protection Team” (PPT) is a Pisces/Aries. (Chart) Created in 1988 by President Reagan, the PPT is officially tasked with “maintaining investor confidence”. (Source) How the PPT accomplishes this is as “intertwined with intrigue and half-truths” as the inner workings of ECHELON. For example, while the PPT is thought to have played as direct a role in managing (manipulating?) the 2008 financial collapse as Steve Jobs played at Apple you’d probably need a Ouija board, tarot cards, a few “blue boxes”, and the modern day equivalent of a witchdoctor or two to discern the specifics of the group’s interventions:
Astrologer David Wells says this pairing’s “strength lies your magic, an intuition that knows how to drive through life.” (Source) Astronaut Gordon Cooper is a Pisces/Aries whose intuitive ability to manually drive the Faith 7 spacecraft saved both his own life and, quite possibly, that of the U.S. Space program. (Chart) Unlike later missions the Faith 7 was designed for fully automatic control with no input from the occupant. In other words, there were no instruments on board which would have allowed Cooper to take control of the craft even if he had wanted to. This became a major problem when the capsule experienced a near total power failure during its 19th orbit around the Earth. By the 20th orbit all readings of altitude and orientation were lost. By the 21st orbit the capsule’s automatic stabilization and control systems had failed completely. At that point Cooper was, for all intents and purposes, a dead man careening through space.
Cooper, tapping into that Pisces/Aries capacity for innovation, literally “hacked” into capsule’s engines and took control of them manually. Using his understanding of star patterns, his wristwatch, and calculations he wrote out on the capsule’s window with a number two pencil he successfully estimated the correct pitch for re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere. According to NASA, “Cooper’s cool-headed performance and piloting skills led to a basic rethinking of design philosophy for later space missions”. (Source) Following his retirement from NASA, Cooper attempted to expose the truth about UFOs. He also contributed to the book In the Shadow of the Moon, an appropriately titled work for a Sun/Moon pairing as willing to adventure through the ethereal realms of the unknown as Pisces/Aries.
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