Editor’s Note: this is excerpted from “Astrology of the Central Intelligence Agency”, one of four features originally published in the Summer 2016 print edition of Hexagon. Using its establishment date as its date of birth, the Agency has its Sun (identity) in Virgo (analysis) with its Moon (needs), Jupiter (expansion), and South Node (past lives) in Scorpio (secrets, death). -Matt
The Moon and the South node are the two primary points we look to if we want to understand a person’s past, be it their past lives or the formative years of this life. An intelligence agency like the CIA obviously doesn’t have “past lives” per se but an analysis of its Moon and South node can still provide a lot of information about the circumstances surrounding its formation.
The CIA has both its Moon and its South Node in Scorpio, sign of the Shaman and the Spy, the Hitman and the Detective, the Investment Banker and the Contract killer, the Criminal Deviant and the Depth Psychologist, the Covert Op and the Deep Cover Cop. Astrologer Raven Kaldera associates the Scorpio Moon with Hecate, an underworld goddess of sorcery, mystery, and mind-control:
Hecate well understands the cycle of death and rebirth. She specialized in the kind of magic that we might consider necromantic: contacting and channeling the dead, asking their advice, gaining their protection, and persuading them to aid her power. The places that she haunted most frequently were crossroads, which symbolize choice, or places where crimes of passion had been committed, or criminals executed. (Source)
The CIA’s Scorpio South Node is conjunct expansive Jupiter, the planetary ruler of priesthoods—be they religious priesthoods or judicial ones. If the agency was a person this would suggest that in past lives (South node) they were a priest or lawyer (Jupiter), involved in the business of contacting or channeling the dead (Scorpio). As it turns out, the CIA’s formative years (South Node) were very much characterized by the sort of necromantic magic Kaldera associates with Hecate (Scorpio Moon), all carried out in conjunction with deeply covert utilizations of the priesthood that is the legal system (Jupiter in Scorpio). While it was President Eisenhower who signed the Agency into existence in 1947, it was lobbied for and designed by the Dulles brothers: John Foster and his brother Allen. Both men were partners at Sullivan & Cromwell, a powerful Wall Street law firm known for representing companies from the Hecate ruled underworlds of high finance. The Dulles brothers never engaged in literal necromancy (Scorpio Moon). However, both did utilize their backgrounds in law (Jupiter/South Node) to contact people involved in the business of death, to assist them in channeling funds, to provide them advice, and even to persuade them to aid in the Dulles’ ascent to power—all behaviors Kaldera associates with Hecate (Scorpio Moon). According to a NY Times review of the book The Brothers:
[John Foster Dulles] played a central role in channeling funds from the United States to Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Indeed, his friendship with Hjalmar Schacht, the Reichsbank president and Hitler’s minister of economics, was crucial to the rebuilding of the German economy. Sullivan & Cromwell floated bonds for Krupp A. G., the arms manufacturer, and also worked for I.G. Farben, the chemicals conglomerate that later manufactured Zyklon B, the gas used to murder millions of Jews. (Source)
During World War II, John’s brother Allen was the top spy (Scorpio) at the CIA’s forerunner agency, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). While dispatched to Italy near the end of the war, he communed with Nazi war criminals who had committed acts far more problematic than even necromancy (Scorpio Moon). he also engaged in secret, behind-the-scenes legal negotiations on their behalf (Jupiter in Scorpio). According to a review of The Brothers published in Washington Monthly:
Dulles sought out Nazi commanders in Italy to see if they would agree to an early surrender, and succeeded. Operation Sunrise relied on the cooperation of figures such as General Karl Wolff, commander of SS forces in Italy—who was later found to be complicit in the murder of hundreds of thousands of Jews…(Source)
Dulles promised select Nazis like Wolff that he would arrange for them to avoid prosecution for war crimes in exchange for their assistance in setting up a secret anti-Soviet network following the war. According to an account published by journalist David Guyatt, this network was to be funded through black market sales of “vast stocks of morphine, plundered gold, and a mass of counterfeit British bank-notes.” (Source) As Guyatt explains, the morphine-funded network Dulles created with former Nazis worked so well that the Agency later exported it as a method to finance covert operations throughout the world. When the French were ousted from Indochina in the 1950s, the Agency moved in and assumed control of the heroin trade. By the 1970s the trade was utilizing smuggling methods more than a bit reminiscent of the necromantic methods Kaldera associates with Hecate at her most extreme, all protected by deeply covert legal maneuverings (Jupiter in Scorpio).
The Moon describes what we need in order to feel nourished. A case could be made that in the chart of an intelligence agency it would describe where the agency gets its funding from since funding is to an intelligence agency what food is to a human being. With its Moon (nourishment), Jupiter (expansion), and South node (past lives) in Scorpio, the Agency has a long history of receiving nourishment (funding) from expansive depths of the black budget so filled with darkness and death that they remain nearly unspeakable. For example, Vietnam veteran turned DEA agent Michael Levine recounts, “The Chang Mai factory the CIA prevented me from destroying in  was the source of massive amounts of heroin being smuggled into the U.S. in the bodies and body bags of GIs killed in Vietnam.” (Source)
The Agency’s Moon, Jupiter, and South node in Scorpio are all located in the 6th house of the workplace. If recent reports are any indicator, the CIA’s workplace culture is a cornucopia (Moon/Jupiter) of paranoia and suspicion (Scorpio). For instance, the Agency engages in a practice known as “eye-washing” in which it actively deceives its own employees. According to a 2016 Washington Post piece on the practice, leaders at the Agency’s headquarters will send a cable with certain information out to a large audience of its employees. That cable will be followed up by another cable to a smaller number of employees telling them to ignore the previous cable. As explained by the Post, the practice sows internal paranoia (Scorpio Moon) and could be utilized to conceal human rights abuses from ever being reviewed by the legal system (Jupiter in Scorpio).
About the Author: Matt Savinar is a California licensed attorney (State Bar #228957), voluntarily inactive as of June 2013. He can be reached for questions, comments, or consults at his contact page.