It’s August 27, which according to astrological tradition, is Glenn Reynolds’ birthday.
While I’ll spare readers my customary “666” nonsense (as well as evil shirts and crossed swords), I will note that on this date last year, Coco was in heat on Glenn’s birthday, and in the middle of amorous pursuits. This year she’s a bit more subdued….
I can’t blame her. Maybe I should devote more time to topics more in line with the purported classical traditions of this blog. Like astrology, for example. As today is the birthday of the blogfather, what could be more relevant than, say, a look at what the planets were doing on the day of Glenn Reynolds’ birth?
Here’s a scan of an official ephemeris for August, 1960:
To see Glenn’s aspects, you have to scroll down, you have to know what you’re doing as an investigative astrologer (most importantly, you need to know the exact time of day of his birth), and above all, you have to believe!
Now, there’s no way Coco could find any of that boring. Furthermore, not only does it fit with the classical theme of this blog, but the classical theme also ties in with the politics of today! That’s right. Barack Obama has decided to deliver his speech from a miniature Greek temple! I kid you not:

DENVER (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.
The stage, similar to structures used for rock concerts, has been set up at the 50-yard-line, the midpoint of Invesco Field, the stadium where the Denver Broncos’ National Football League team plays.
Some 80,000 supporters will see Obama appear from between plywood columns painted off-white, reminiscent of Washington’s Capitol building or even the White House, to accept the party’s nomination for president.
He will stride out to a raised platform to a podium that can be raised from beneath the floor.
The show should provide a striking image for the millions of Americans watching on television as Obama delivers a speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination.

Wow. That’s so classical, it might even be classical plagiarism. But it’s not all that original, because the Romans plagiarized the Greeks centuries before Obama’s natal chart was even a hint of an appearance of a future aspect.
One of these days I’ll have to check out Obama’s ephemeris. (Presumably, it’s not a forgery….)
Hey, come on folks, get with the program. This is not just about Glenn Reynolds. Or Coco. Or even classical themes. Lots of people care deeply about such issues. I mean, like, check this out:

The astrological chart of Barack Obama shows he is a Leo. It isn’t simply a matter of his having the Sun in Leo, although he does. The Sun is also strongly dignified; has no dispositor detracting from it and is the hyleg according to Bonatti’s method of calculation. And he also has Mercury in Leo.

Mercury in Leo? I thought the Democrats wanted to get Mercury out of everything. (Sorry, but the environment is a serious issue, and I take it seriously.)
It all has to do with why Obama wants to rule the world!

Even those people with only a small allocation of Leo want to rule the world, although that might be only the small world they live in. Of course, not everyone can. In this case, the big question on everyone’s mind is whether Obama has enough of that leonine energy to make him an effective leader in the bigger world.
What we can be certain of is that a Leo quality underpins much of what he does and is integral to Obama’s image and what he can achieve professionally. Leos commonly do well in public life. They have a particular type of charisma that appeals to the world at large.
Leo is a sign that requires full expression of a healthy ego. Sometimes, this can cause conflict, especially when we consider the Aquarius ascendant. However, Obama’s Sun is in the sixth house of service, showing that he needs to develop his ego in a way that serves others.

Well, none of that was mentioned in Hillary’s speech last night. And I think it’s being systematically kept out of the mainstream media too.
Uh, oh.
Looking closely at Glenn’s ephemeris, I see that he too has (gulp!) Mercury in Leo.
Well, I guess someone has to rule the world….
(If you think this is bad, I happen to have a very valuable book which really has the lowdown on Obama’s Sun-Moon combination. Depending on the time of day he was born, his profile is titled either “The High and Mighty” or “The Con Artist,” and yes I am serious. Glenn is either “The Tranquilizer” or “The Sly Fox,” but as I don’t know the time of day of his birth I’ll stay the hell out of it. There are some things we’re better off not knowing….)
MORE: Speaking of faux Greek temples, Glenn accuses those who do not like them of being “homophobes.”
Worse yet, in another post he goes out of his way to promote the beastly 666 meme.
Tranquilizer? Or Sly Fox? He may take many forms. Beware!
MORE: There’s been a lot of discussion about the appearance of Obama’s faux Greek temple. From the looks of the picture here, I think it looks a lot like the Greek Theater in Berkeley:
Wouldn’t be the first time the Dems have plagiarized Berkeley.
And yes, anyone who doesn’t like it is probably a homophobe!