Supreme Court Opinion
U.S. Supreme Court Decision: 5-4 Split.December 12, 2000, 9:59 pm EST +5:00, Washington, D.C., 38N54, 077W02, Ascendant 27 Leo. Note: MC for this chart, 22 Taurus, is the degree of the May 28, 2000 Jupiter-Saturn conjunction.
The Second Coming
by William Butler Yeats (First Published in 1922)
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart;the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
Tonight there will be no commentary.