May 6, 2016

Trump and Gingrich: Peter Pan and the Pied Piper

Trump and Gingrich: Which One's Which?

by Jude Cowell

Apparently Mr. Trump will be the Republican nominee for the 2016 race for the White House and, politician being needed to bolster his lack of knowledge, many pundits are speculating that his choice of VP running mate could turn out to be former Capitol Hill-er, Newt Gingrich, the old shut-down artist and Bohemian Grove attendee himself. As you may remember, Gingrich led a shut down of the US government in 1995/1996 and was pivotal in taking out a Saturnian Contract On America (which is what I've always called it.) What will the Pied Piper lead Donald to?

Trump and Gingrich working together as POTUS and VP would be two big-headed megalomaniacs bashing their noggins together! Mr. Trump is a street smart wheeler dealer while Mr. Gingrich actually is intelligent in a scholarly way so could the skim-the-surface circus barker put aside his ego long enough to take advice from The Professor who knows Politics? Well, Mr. Gingrich has been promoting Mr. Trump for quite a while now and it seems that both men are determined to 'make America great'...again. Of course, in this noble sounding endeavor they must manage to ignore the part Republicans such as Gingrich played in undermining America in the first place. (And no, they weren't the only ones.)

So is this why they seem so similar to one another? Well, they do have a lot in common, don't they?

Astrology Says: Newt and Donald Share Sun Gemini-Moon Sagittarius Personalities!

Of course, there are plenty of differences to be found in their charts and psyches as well. Mr. Trump was born in Queens, NY on June 14, 1946 after the older Mr. Gingrich had entered the earthly flux on June 17, 1943 in Harrisburg, PA. Obviously their solar degrees are close in Gemini but to have such close Moons 3 years apart (two Full Mooners)--well, I won't say it's a 'match made in Heaven' because I refuse to believe that our beneficent Creator would do that to us. However, Trump's chart is basically a Lunar Return for Mr. Gingrich and almost a Solar Return for him, too.

Now previously in a post about Mr. Trump I wrote that Sun Gem-Moon Sag adds certain tendencies...such as flamboyance, outspokenness, independence, and spontaneity. An inquisitive 'eternal student' and "positive thinking" promoter is described by the zealous Air-Fire Sun Gem-Moon Sag. Add lots of mental ingenuity, intuition, and an ability to talk people into most anything and we have the pair of them. Education makes the diff in how each one turns out though the image of a used car salesman seems quite appropriate for both, imho.

And 'perpetrator of multiple marriages' applies to both men, too, which may be attributed in part to their shared Sun-Moon personalities which can wriggle out of tight corners but with clouds of indiscretions and misdemeanors following behind. This relates to an emotionally immature 'Peter Pan nature' where greener pastures are sought if and when the going gets tough--and it always does, doesn't it? Taking responsibility for actions is not a strong suit either which is not to say they don't have good ideas at times. How such personalities could fit within the White House and lead the country into anything other than a ditch is anyone's guess but please don't say that either one of these big talkers is what the American people deserve because they seem to me more like the President and VP that no one was waiting for!

Never a fan of "Pied Piper" Gingrich (nee, Newton Leroy McPherson), I have stated here and there that No, Newt is not from Georgia. I am from Georgia, he is from Pennsylvania. It's a small point but pundits used to remind the public quite regularly of whence came Newton--and it was not from my home state.

So have a look at the natal horoscope of Newt Gingrich if you wish while I confess that years ago it was a relief to think that I would never again have to mention him on Stars Over Washington or anywhere else but with Newt's name back in the news a la 2016, the charm has apparently worn off so here he appears.

Astrologically noting that transiting Saturn in Sagittarius, planet of restriction, authenticity, authority, and responsibility, will reach the natal Moons of both of men from December 2016 into 2017 bodes a fair amount of ill for their deepest desires (Moon) for expansion, plus, Saturn will simultaneously oppose their natal Suns possibly denoting health issues. But we'll see how effective conservative Saturn turns out be at denying them what their strong egos (Suns) demand. (Or, this applies to Mr. Trump if Newt is out of the official picture and for the purposes of this post. Naturally the women (Moons) in their lives could be affected as well especially with their natal Gem-Sag Full Moons indicating partnerships.) Anyway, old man Saturn and 'Peter Pan personalities' seldom team up very well being opposites and all.

Related is the natal chart of Donald Trump in case you find that a gander is necessary.

Also related: Newt Denies Bohemian Grove Attendance! (includes video of him being asked about it), plus, a bit of Jupiter-Uranus.


For more info, see Sun Sign-Moon Sign, by Charles and Suzi Harvey.

May 5, 2016

Growing List of Republicans Voting for Hillary Over Trump - video

May 5, 2016: With many Americans seeing little if any difference between the Republican and Democratic Parties (both follow the corporate global government script but with different ideas of how to implement the 'big picture' agenda) and since Campaign 2016 has proven to be such a cluster f*** of lies, sophomoric insults, slanderous accusations, evading-the-issue debates, and disappointing choices, it makes sense that some conservative voters might wander into war hawk Hillary's aisle on Election Day 2016 in order to avoid Mr. Trump.

Here's David Pakman reporting:

May 4, 2016

How's that Dump Trump Thing Working Out? - video

After totally winning yesterday in Indiana, it looks as if we may not be calling Mr. Trump Mars Rising with Royal Regulus for nuthin'. Thom Hartmann on the Dump Trump movement:


Related posts: the Natal Horoscope of Donald Trump (part 1), Donald Trump Part 2 (his Sun-Moon personality blend and Pre-Natal Solar Eclipse), plus, a few notes on the Wedding Day Astrology of Donald and Melania Trump.

May 2, 2016

Bernie Sanders Takes On Democratic Party - Mike Malloy video

Here is a brief excerpt from a Mike Malloy broadcast concerning 2016 candidate Bernie Sanders and the Democratic Party:

In my files are two possible natal horoscopes for the Democratic Party. The chart you see here is set for February 17, 1801 (NS) 1:00 pm LMT Washington DC during Thomas Jefferson's presidency and I'm told that its pedigree is established via the Papers of Thomas Jefferson:

Another earlier version is the chart I have most often worked with which is set for May 13, 1792 (NS) 12:00 pm LMT Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 1792 Moon (We the People) conjoins our 1776 Moon in late Aquarius, an interesting synchronicity. You may find the 1792 chart and more details by visiting Neptune Cafe.

May 1, 2016

Barack Obama Gives Speech at White House Correspondents' Dinner 2016

April 30, 2016: At President Obama's final White House Correspondents Dinner tonight hilarity ensued:

Apr 30, 2016

The Horoscope and the Quest of Thomas Paine

Reconsidering the Natal Chart of Thomas Paine

by Jude Cowell

Recently I discovered an interesting site featuring an excerpt from Bertrand Russell's book of essays such as, Why I Am Not a Christian though I did not read far enough to find out his reason. But that's because the excerpt concerned Thomas Paine and his fate. The page contains a few typos one of which is Paine's birth year as '1739' rather than the '1737' we're accustomed to (see his natal horoscope, below).

Also mentioned is Paine's relationship with George Washington which soured once Thomas Paine was imprisoned in France for opposing the King's execution and Jacobin Robespierre's Reign of Terror. So in honor of Thomas Paine and his revolutionary pamphlets that inspired and uplifted our freedom fighters (as at Valley Forge, see eclipse link, below), I hereby pass along Paine's words describing his former friend and compatriot, George Washington, which were meant for the sculptor once Paine discovered that a statue was to be created in honor of Washington who died in 1799:

Take from the mine the coldest, hardest stone,

It needs no fashion; it is Washington.

But if you chisel it, let the stroke be rude,

And on his heart engrave--ingratitude.

As usual with Thomas Paine's writing, his opinion is clear and to the point--and based on the fact that our nation's upstanding cult figure Washington deserted Paine in his time of extreme need. Some fellow Mason George turned out to be.

For more info see: Why Did Thomas Paine Not Like George Washington?

The Horoscope of Thomas Paine with the Curious Transits of 2006

Details of Paine's unresolved birth data may be found at including his January 29, 1737 (OS) 11:30 am Thetford, England horoscope shown here though you may prefer his NS (New Style = Gregorian) chart dated February 9, 1737 (England was still on the Julian calendar in 1737). Around his natal chart are the intriguing transits of May 13, 2006 when the Sun conjoined his natal Chiron (22Taurus) and transit Chiron conjoined his natal Sun (9AQ), an acausal synchronicity suggesting a Chirotic bridge to multidimensional realms as Uranian principles are put into Saturnian form. Sun-Chiron identifies Paine as a unique seeker of The Quest who burned with purpose in his writings.

The reason the double transit manifested in 2006 so far eludes me but if something turns up I will let you know--like an edition of Common Sense released in early 2006 and available on Kindle because it's a must-read for Americans once again, perhaps?

Also note that his January 29th horoscope Ascendant @2Gemini reveals a very appropriate Sabian Symbol for Thomas Paine: The Garden of the Tuileries in Paris, an 'ambassadorial degree' says *DeVore:

Notable is Paine's generational Uranus-Neptune opposition which appears in horoscopes of his era including those of George Washington and John Adams. For as you know, these are the planets imprinted upon the Age of Reason, aka, the Enlightenment. The founding of America, the Utopian dream and 'New Atlantis' of Francis Bacon, Bartholomew Gosnold (Jamestown pioneer), Adam Weishaupt (founder of the Bavarian Illuminati May 1, 1776), and others, was inspired by the ideas and ideals of the Enlightenment and later blossomed on a new continent under Paine and other founders who were born during the culmination-fulfillment stage of the Uranus-Neptune 171-year cycle.

Is America still plodding along that New Atlantis path of destiny? Some would say, yes, while others are not as certain. Yet we see that the New Order established in 1776 seems to be destined for replacement by a New World Order of Global Government and many infiltrators and subversives to that end have infested our nation (see this website's description under the title), its every branch and institution. And they seem to have World War III on their devilish minds and marked on their calendars. However, my suspicion is that collapse of the old order and establishment of a 'new world order' is part of a natural process--no earthly empire lasts forever--but certain puppet masters wish everything to be on their terms of complete control.

The Current Cycle of Uranus-Neptune Tells of Power Misused

In our era, Uranus and Neptune (reason + faith) met in Great Conjunction/s three times in 1993 at or about 18 Capricorn which implemented the degree's enlightening Sabian Symbol, "The Union Jack Flag Flies from a British Warship...Keynote: the protection afforded to individuals and groups by powerful institutions in charge of maintaining order. POLITICAL POWER" (Rudhyar). "Alas, this power can easily be misused under the pretext of 'law and order'." Ah yes, pretexts are totally relied upon in Politics and I doubt politicians could manage without them for then truths would have to be told and their masks would slip.

Additionally, the symbol for '18Cap' highlights a warning "against using power for selfish advantage" and points toward the ruses and scams perpetrated by Britain (the City of London) and its never-really-severed alliance with the American government. For example, Uranus and Neptune in opposition identifies the era of freedom-lover Thomas Paine as a time of secret alliances, important information withheld from the people, apathy of the masses which allows leaders to undermine the people's natural freedoms, nationalism, unrest, strong economic and military developments, and countries hurled into a major world conflict a few years later (Pelletier).

This generational opposition also gave Thomas Paine and his contemporaries an intrinsic understanding of national and international politics for which he personally felt a responsibility to arouse the people whenever public opinion can reverse a threatening danger which may involve religious, social, and racial issues along with the political.

Such was the life and the mission of seeker Thomas Paine who died a pauper on June 8, 1809 and whose dedicated service to the Cause of Freedom I hereby honor with this post. jc.

*Nicholas DeVore's Encyclopedia of Astrology.

Astro-Note: the Uranus-Neptune pair also have occult associations which are not discussed in this particular post though perhaps they should be.

Related posts in no particular order:

What's New at Stars Over Washington which contains brief notes on George Washington and his Egyptian-styled, obelisk-shaped, phallic monument in DC which is reflected in the Heavens by starry Spica, The Spike. Certain other article links are included. Also recommended: The Solar Eclipses of Valley Forge 1777, Is Washington DC a 'New Rome'? Altair the Eagle says..., the Sun-Moon Personality Blends of Franklin, Washington, Paine, and Jefferson, the natal chart of George Washington with transits from 2008, A Few Illuminating Quotes on Plutocracy in America, a YouTube audio of a fellow reading Thomas Paine on The Origins of Freemasonry, and for your consideration a video titled, The Secret Agenda of High-Level Freemasonry.

When Will We Try to Make America Less Miserable? - video

Here Thom shares a post with us which relates to today's earlier SO'W post containing a Max Igan broadcast which concerns our current conditions in America:

One thing We the People can rely on: no candidate will address such issues during Campaign 2016 and America's Neptunian mainstream corporate media will not ask them such questions or hold them accountable for our misery.

Observations of America 2016 - Max Igan

April 29, 2016: Max Igan visits America and reports from Lima, Ohio on his impressions of life in the US circa 2016 and a government that has given up all pretense of providing for the needs of its citizenry:

Surviving the Matrix episode 256 American Voice Radio April 29, 2016

Visit The Crowhouse.

Apr 29, 2016

Social Security: What Millennials Need to Know - video (plus, Jupiter-Saturn)

April 29, 2016: Jasmine Jefferson speaks to Thom Hartmann about Social Security and the Millennial generation:

According to Pew Research the number of Millennials Has Just Overtaken Baby Boomers! Okay, guys, Do Not Allow Wall Street bankers or their paid-for Washington politicians to privatize Social Security and the insurance program will be available for your retirement, too.

As you know, the Millennial generation was born approximately between the years 1980 and 2000 though many of them do not appreciate the label. In the presidential realm, this time frame stretches from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush and all the greed and corruption that implies!

Astrologically, the two decades between 1980 and 2000 are bracketed by major conjunctions of the societal planets, Jupiter (expansion) and Saturn (restriction). Beginning in 1980 the two conjoined three times in Air: December 31, 1980 @9Libra30, March 3, 1981 @8Libra06, and July 24, 1981 @4Libra56. At the 'other end' Jupiter and Saturn met once @22Taurus43 on May 28, 2000, with Earthy Taurus resonating with money issues, materialism, growth, and the environment. 1980's sign, Libra, is associated with relationships, values, balance, justice, and diplomacy. Both signs are ruled by Venus, and the May 2000 conjunction in bullish Taurus is one of the astrological heralds of the New Millennium for which the Millennial generation is named.

Currently we're in a square phase of the two planets with Jupiter Rx in Virgo and Saturn Rx in Sagittarius. The next Jupiter-Saturn conjunction will again occur in Air on December 21, 2020 and conjoin America's Inaugural Sun (POTUS) @00Aquarius since the Oath of Office was switched by FDR from early March with a Pisces Sun to January 20th. Their conjunction will perfect @00Aquarius29 and will be significant for another cosmic reason: it occurs at Winter Solstice 2020.

Great Minds P1 - Ralph Nader - Breaking Through Power - video (plus, Saturn)

Are Americans fed up with 'the establishment'? Here's Part 1 of a two-part discussion between Ralph Nader and Thom Hartmann concerning the rise of Senator Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential campaign:

The current public discourse about Americans being fed up with establishment politics grows louder as transit Saturn, planet of government, systems, the establishment, the status quo, conservatism, and authority travels through Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius, a period when We the People's sense of justice rises along with our disgust at Washington corruption, fraud, mismanagement, and breach of the public trust. And we might say that the clear-eyed approach of realistic Saturn relates as well to our fatigue with Washington's striving toward Global Government which was always a Luciferian-Utopian dream invented centuries ago and promoted and supported by the global banking system with the Houses of Rothschild, Rockefeller, and Morgan hiding their horns underneath.

Related is an April 2010 article written by consumer advocate Ralph Nader, Where's My Change? which faults President Obama for his caution and conservatism so well described astrologically by Barack Obama's natal Saturn retrograde in its own sign of Capricorn. Remember the debate in the president's early days of election and taking office about whether he was progressive or conservative? Conservative Saturn and progressive Uranus opposed one another then. Well, conservative won with yours truly, and so his presidency primarily has been. The feathers of transnational bankers have remained unruffled!

So here's a view of Mr. Nader's natal horoscope with Sun Pisces, Moon Leo, and a strongly opinionated Mercury-Mars conjunction in socially concerned Pisces. You may also wish to take another peek at the natal chart of Barack Obama with April 25, 2011 transits around it. After all, US presidents are not selected for Oval office tenure without vowing to follow the Global Government script--which negates the US Constitution and puts such corporate interests above those of We the People.

Apr 28, 2016

Hillary Clinton: the Choice of Venus in this Year of the Outsider?

Is Hillary Clinton Outsider Enough to Satisfy Election 2016 Venus in Sagittarius?

by Jude Cowell

Sagittarius is the sign of the outsider or the foreigner and last year, when I posted to SO'W the article on the Venus Cycle and its influence on the upcoming US presidential election of November 8, 2016, it was early days and the field of 2016 candidates had not yet narrowed to Hillary, Bernie, Donald, Ted, and John. At that time, a brokered (or, open) convention had not been mentioned with its allure of a Republican nominee appearing from 'outside' the current field of wanna-bes. Perhaps in July a nominee from who-knows-where can still appear at the RNC (from outside the campaign) but apparently it will not be GOP favorite, Speaker Paul Ryan.

Now May 2016 is almost upon us and the Republican establishment is said to be coming around to the acceptance of wild card circus barker Donald Trump as their nominee for president, outsider as he is said to be. Hillary Clinton seems a shoe-in for the Democrats so I'm wondering: is she enough of an outsider to satisfy Venus and thus be the next resident of the Oval Office (the Venusian egg-shaped power base in the White House). My thought is that Hillary may be enough of an outsider due to her status as a female--and perhaps lady Venus will be satisfied with a president who isn't a traditional member of the good ole boys' network even though Hillary's decades as a political animal identifies her to most people as being as 'establishment' as anyone. But if she's indicted...well, Bernie can still step in and I suspect that his political status as a Democratic Socialist, not a Democrat, may qualify him as an outsider.

(Yes, I know Trump is seemingly more of an outsider but we're talking Hillary here.)

So if you'd like to consider more on Hillary's status, see Hardball's Chris Matthews discussing how Clinton Survives in the Year of the Outsider.

"The Year of the Outsider"! Such an appropriate description of America's 4-year election cycle and the influence of planet Venus upon who wins the day!


Here's an astro-peek at the horoscope of Inauguration 2017 set for January 20, 2017 noon ET Capitol Building, Washington DC.

Blog Note: if you wish, scroll to the Search box and type in any of the candidates' names (including Ted Cruz's VP running mate Carly Fiorina) and you'll find a list of posts concerning the 2016 candidates, many of them astrologically inclined. jc

Apr 27, 2016

April--May 2016: 5 planets retrograde, no air, spot check: Steve Judd video report

April 27, 2016: master astrologer Steve Judd reports from the UK on the current condition of the planets including Mercury's upcoming retrograde on April 28 @23Taurus, what it means to have Mercury Rx in the natal chart, and the abundance of retrograde energies in the Cosmos:

Related cosmic events are the Mercury Transit of the Sun and Jupiter's Direct Station @13Virgo with both events occurring May 9, 2016.