Mar 31, 2012

Koch Bros Exposed (video w Bernie Sanders)



Thom Hartmann
Democracy Now!
David Pakman

2012, Maya, and the Milky Way

A May Solar Eclipse, Winter Solstice 2012, and a Royal Star of Persia make 2012 eventful

by Jude Cowell

Probably the best info on Winter Solstice 2012 and the Mayan Long Count 'prediction' that's giving many people the heebie geebies these days may be found at Neptune Cafe along with reading suggestions for those who wish to know more.

Solar Eclipse May 20, 2012 conjunct Alcyone

Also noted, if you're of the 2012 Awareness mindset, is the Mercury-ruled May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse @ 00Gem21 (amongst the stars of Pleiades and with links to the Middle East) which master astrologer Celeste Teal has entitled, "Property Agreements" in her book Eclipses: Predicting World Events & Personal Transformation.

Disruption of communications or of power grids are some of the possibilities along with strong winds (Gemini, an Air sign), storms, and other natural disasters.

Winter Solstice 2012 Aligns with Galactic Center

Now at some point I shall update my 2008 post concerning Winter Solstice 2012 (horoscope shown is set for Washington DC) but until then you may wish to view the chart which in DC match the cusps of America's Sibly natal chart (July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA.) Naturally this makes it a breeze to see which US natal houses are affected by which actors (planets) at Winter Solstice 2012 as it aligns with Galactic Center (as the Mayans knew--visit Neptune Cafe for the scoop!)

Plus, the December 21, 2012 horoscope contains a YOD pattern ('Finger of God' which I believe should be credited to Erin Sullivan) with Jupiter in Airy Gemini at apex (details included.) Jupiter is actually transiting US natal Uranus 8Gem55, a time when We the People will have reason to become more aware of freedom and independence issues, group activities may be highlighted, and our personal networks expand (not another new social media site to join? Argghh!)

Other themes or interests during a Jupiter-to-natal-Uranus transit include one of my personal faves--Astrology--plus, fund-raising, finances, investment, technology and computers, and travel-related industries including space.

Growth and discovery (Science; Exploration) are in the spotlight and breakthroughs of all sorts may be experienced on both collective and personal levels. And of course '9 Gemini' fingers one of the Royal Stars of Persia, Aldebaran (Mars-Mercury-Jupiter) with keywords: warmongering, courage, military leadership, and danger from illness or violence. (Horary Plain & Simple, Anthony Louis.)

As you know, the last conjunction/s of Jupiter and Uranus occurred from 2010 into 2011 which makes it our current phase in their 14-year cycle:

1. June 8, 2010 @ 00Ari18 (Aries Point, a World Point & US natal IC 00:53);
2. Sept 19, 2010 @ 28Pis43;
3. Jan 4, 2011 @ 27Pis02.

You note that the late Pisces degrees have recently been traversed in its retrograde phase by speedy Mercury and will be so again...Jupiter/Uranus = Mercury: abundant thoughts; a fortunate turn (Ebertin.) The 2010/2011 time frame has many political implications which I have no time to detail for you now but a Search Bar is located in SO'W's sidebar if you wish to sleuth. However, my first thought is last week's SCOTUS arguments on 'Obamacare', the Affordable Health Care Act.

There was also a significant Bilderberg Meeting in June 2010 held in Barcelona, Spain and relating to the ongoing 'debt crisis' that's been trumped up by the global banking syndicate in an attempt to set up a world central bank of totalitarian proportions--a lousy idea, imho. During the conference, the Moon reached Aries Point conjoining Jupiter and Uranus, squared by wealthy Pluto 4Cap36 Rx (June 6, 2010 7:49:35 am CEDT Barcelona, Spain, with US natal Jupiter 5Can56 rising...'6Can' = "Game Birds Feathering Their Nests." And de-feathering ours.)

Well, in any case, May through December 2012 will finally 'tell the tale' and our long period of expectancy will soon end, if not the world as we know it. And I'm quite convinced you know of other articles, books, and websites of note concerning the thorny topics of 2012, Mayan prophecies, eclipses, and galactic alignments so feel free to leave them here in a Comment, if you wish!


For more on Jupiter/Uranus dynamics Anne Whitaker's excellent Jupiter Meets Uranus is recommended and includes information on past conjunctions and what they've meant for humankind through the centuries. Ex: if you're a Mary Shelly-Frankenstein fan, heads-up!

Feelin' like an April Fool? Then check out Lynn Hayes' Tarot's Fool: An Airy Aquarius and beware mercurial tricksters tomorrow!

Bush's SOTU deja-vu 2002--2008 (Jon Stewart video)

For Old Time's Sake...

With the November 6, 2012 elections sneaking up on us we can't be reminded too often of the Bush Years of terror, lies to war, unfunded mandates, little sacrifice among the majority of us (except for our over-extended military families), dumbing downer No Child Left Behind, huge tax cuts for the gold-laden power elite (Bush's "base"), Financial Collapse 2008 and its result (the Bush Depression.) Well, the list could go on and on, couldn't it? But let the master propaganda catapulter (how he described his role as president, an odd bit of truth that slipped through the filter), enthrall you from each stellar performance from the Texan-ish teleprompter-reader you see before you.

The following segment from The Daily Show really is a Moment of Zen:

Mar 29, 2012

Truth Frequency: Max Igan 3.22.12 (video)

The Illusion of Money

In this 3-part presentation, Max Igan discusses reality and such things as financial collapse, the IMF, where money comes from, fictional debt, the Vatican bank, digital money used to track our every move--what we eat and buy, where we go, etc, with the ultimate aim of creating a global currency and central world bank.

Do you focus your whole life around money? Well, a true understanding of the global money system (which is used to create scarcity and keep us on the treadmill) is a necessity. In America, as Mr. Igan points out, when the power elite perpetrate such crimes, we're supposed to do something about it--and we must come together as One Humanity. So the R v D--con v lib tactic is only a false contruct to keep We the People divided, conquered, and enslaved.

Part 1 of 3

Part 2 0f 3

Part 3 of 3

Love humanity, reject the madness, and change the world!

Mar 28, 2012

An Astro-Peek at RNC 2012

As Above, So Below--Even When There Be Political Conventions

by Jude Cowell

Some say that the earthly and the celestial may be successfully blended once inner harmony and patiently learned skills are meshed and in sync. Completely out of step with this harmonious dream arise Politics and political conventions in America. Like a chronic condition that should have been tended to and healed long ago, they afflict us every four years on the presidential level.

In the public realm much political pontificating goes on in between for our consumption and it's not as if propagandists can sit on their laurels for more than the shake of a lamb's tail. Unrelenting brouhaha is our fate along with endless war while the globalists have their way, an ancient way of Reason and Enlightenment when man's reasoning was thought to have usurped the perceptive intellect ("I think, therefore I am"--Descartes.) And of course, the Uranus-Neptune pair represents the very broadest concepts of the Enlightenment for they are the planets of the European movement of the 17th century in which it became unfashionable to admit that truth may be revealed to man's perceptive intellect.

As you know, Uranus and Neptune have gone on to become the planetary reps of the New World Order with their energies concentrated all through 1993 as they met in Great Conjunction three times (Feb 2, Aug 20, Oct 24) at and near '18Cap' = POLITICAL POWER ("negative expression: smug or strong-armed paternalism"--The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Marc Edmund Jones.)

Yes, some revolutionaries glow with noble aims while other men of lower characters play their roles in the drama and are aware enough to manipulate and use the noble to create cacophony masquerading at times as a symphony, a constant babble really, in the great Piscean struggle: will humankind swim up or swim down? With oceanic Neptune now ensconced in his own watery realm of perceptions, dreams, and visions, it's time to set our higher courses individually as well as collectively.

Back to Earth with a Thud?

Can we by use of Astrology's lens investigate the celestial Cosmic Clock and cast its information upon Earth's actors now embroiled within their tasks and intent on gaining success, power, wealth, and the opportunity to lord it over others?

Well, your personal level of involvement in political matters, dear reader, is your own affair, but disclosure: I cannot promote an idolizing of the characters playing upon the world stage (past, present, or future) whether politician, preacher, guru, pope, mogul, general, scientist, academic, celebrity, or other. This blog was never meant for that!

Still, the American people and the rest of anyone who pays attention to US Politics (and the Conventions are like giant super bowls of power mongering, aren't they?) will be dragged through the political mud from August 27 until the evening of September 6, 2012, a time frame which covers both parties' political Conventions.

For use in this post and in subsequent posts on this topic, I shall limit my inquiries to 12:00 am the first day to midnight of August 30 with horoscopes set for Tampa, FL. An astro-peek at DNC 2012 will be forthcoming and may appear in the now under construction Stars Over Washington News, a monthly report by electronic subscription which perhaps you will consider sampling when it hits the pavement.

No matter who the nominees are and the victors turn out to be, on Monday January 21, 2013 at noon est, a caterpillar hatches, the butterfly's wings spread, the much-touted presidential baton will, we presume, again be passed to the next Oval Office dude with ceremonies and embassy balls--or handed to oneself in the case of Barack Obama. A lamentable question: does the Office of the Presidency remain the American Ideal we've been sold as The Model which Washington has always followed, and has never sullied by fraud, deception, or greed?

It is this Capricorn's belief that somewhere deep within the hearts of We the People, we know that the usurpers' taint has left a permanent stain and that our presidential choices are directed and selected, not elected. And yet we must rise to the occasion and Vote in the November 6 election. Discouraging a large turn out of voters on November 6 is a main tactic of political agents and operatives so one way for us to counter their ill effects upon our political and social systems is to show up en masse at voting booths, as crooked as the count may be.

For democracies only work if the people who are governed give consent to be ruled--and it turns out that they appreciate the results of services rendered by public officials on behalf of the collective, aka, society. Yet those in public office who break trust with the American people while hiding their true motivation and darker purposes may deceive us for a while as they work to tear down civilization--by their fruits we shall know them.

In order to further society's downfall and assure their own primacy at the pinnacle of worldly success (where there are more resources--the I Got Mine You Get Yours Mindset of The End Justifies the Means cabal with a Social Darwinism twist as informed by Ayn Rand Objectivism), they depend upon the public's apathy about what they do and how they do it, 'quaint' ethics be da**ed. But as a famous public speaker once said while slouching at a lectern, Fool me once shame on......well, you get the idea.

The Big Show Begins: RNC 2012 and Political Astrology

From August 27 to August 30, 2012 the Republican National Convention will heat up in sizzling Tampa, Florida at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. What cream will rise to the top? Will the GOP entertain and impress the voting public with a brokered convention?

Or is a Romney-Santorum ticket the perfect foil to a second-term Barack Obama? And, can either GOP candidate keep his foot out of his mouth and old scandals under wraps long enough to be nominated? Plus, is Jeb Bush only kidding about not accepting the nom?

Such exciting questions! Such nail-biting considerations!

Following on the boot heels of RNC 2012, the Democratic National Convention 2012 will be held from September 3 to September 6 in Charlotte, NC. The event's first three days will proceed from the Time Warner Cable Arena but the last night (September 6) will be held at the larger Bank of America Stadium where President Obama is expected to accept his party's nomination to serve a second term and to use stirring rhetoric in an acceptance speech that thrills the masses.

Yet we must look away from the Obama/Bank of America connection! Especially if you've read Matt Taibbi's Bank of America: Too Crooked to Fail. (When Mr. Obama's DNC speech location was announced weeks ago, I cringed. Isn't this one of those tone deaf political decisions? Of course, Charlotte NC is where BoA headquarters are located so...)

Now just for the record, if during one or both Conventions we should hear a bunch of "Democrat Party" childishness, "Republic Party" must also be parroted. And then they'll both sound equally lame and foolish. So be it.

Let's Start with August 27

In this basic bit of astro-tracking for the dates of RNC 2012 there may be a message in the stars that reflects upon actions and events below. Naturally, the Saros Series of the Pre-Natal Eclipse during which both Conventions take place is the 14 South in which the Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012 @ 00Gem21 fell (horoscope shown) so events will express all or some of the flavors and themes of 14S such as: an obsessive idea (Mercury-Pluto content = propaganda galore) is finally accepted and leads to a breakthrough (Jupiter) after a period of hard work, and to political conflicts (paraphrasing Brady's Predictive Astrology.)

RNC 2012's planetary portents open with a shaking Fist of God pattern having the Uranus/Pluto square at its base, a generational conflict. In Cardinal signs (Uranus 7Ari47 Rx v Pluto 7Cap05 Rx), we find them in fated degrees since both = 7, or 8, if you prefer to round up. The Fist is shaken at speedy little Mercury 20Leo41 and we think of such correspondences as the Occupiers of the 99% Movement, of reporters and bloggers, communicators of all kinds, thinkers, plus, all mercurial pursuits such as trade, commerce, transport, travel, and speechifying. Showy (Leo) speeches and/or tricks (Mercury) may be expected, of course, for there's a lot riding on this election for everyone, as you know.

The horoscope for August 27, 2012, Tampa, FL, at 12:00 am edt shows 26Tau23 rising with Jupiter 14Gem04 in first house, a fortunate portent; this makes Venus (valuables, evaluations, relationships, the attraction principle) @18Can58 in 3rd H of Communications the chart-and-convention-ruler, so Venus' applying Ptolemaic (major) aspects hint of the proceedings and their results of RNC 2012. Yet Venus makes no applying aspects at all of major concern which emphasizes her sign and house placements and any other factors such as conjunctions or parans with Fixed Stars, midpoint involvement/s, chart angle connections, etc.

('19Can' has significance to be mentioned in a later post.)

Cancer is our national Venusian sign (@ 4Can) and you know that US natal Jupiter 6Can and Sun 14Can are posited in the self-protective, business savvy sign of The Crab. Naturally, Neptune's sojourn in Pisces resonates on deep levels with our Cancerian Moon-ruled Venus (July 4, 1776.)

It is, in fact, an Hour of Mercury and there are two T-Square patterns which create midpoint pictures though neither involve Venus. Still we may wish to consider them:

NN/ASC = Neptune 1Pis40 Rx (near Chiron 7Pis29 Rx, both in 10th H): wrong impressions and perceptions; weakened or terminated unions or associations caused by lies and deceit (well, we seem to have ensnared a slimy fish on our cosmic hook from the get-go!); (the midpoint of NN/ASC = personal relationships.)

Sun/Neptune = NN (public contact; Sun = leadership, Neptune = acting, propaganda, the masses, veils and masks, fraud, etc): demonstrating a negative or weak attitude in the company of others; links to people or groups which have ties to the occult; ridding oneself of bad ideas.

Now Mars 2Sco16 and Saturn exalted in Libra @ 25:48 are in the 6th H of Service, Work, Health (insurance reform), and the Military denoted a certain stop-and-go vibe to the Convention. Will the stage show run smoothly? The NN mentioned in the midpoint picture, above, @ 00Sag24 in 7th H shouts out the military again for '1Sag' = "A Grand Army of the Republic Campfire" and the Republican Party has definitely staked out that territory these last decades (with certain Democrats as enablers--most of them actually even if they seem not to--they follow the same global governance script but with different styles.)

So we may expect American wars, weaponry, troops and other related issues (in the House of Others)--and Venusian evaluations--to be on the RNC 2012 menu. And with Sun (nominee) opposing deceptive but inspired Neptune in its own sign of sneaky, often confusing Pisces (and representing the masses and the media) it's way too idealistic to expect that we'll get real info from the GOP candidates' RNC speeches concerning their plans for what's actually in store for our nation if we should fall for, or be pushed toward, another neocon presidency.

Yet I type the above in spite of potentials in 2012 for poorly directed SCOTUS decisions to affect election outcomes and the possibility of re-counts because the Justices may again overstep the bounds of what was meant to remain a three-branched government with royalty and all allegiances to monarchs left back in the olde countrie.

To be continued...

Mar 27, 2012

Tell Republicans: Hands Off Medicare (Martin Sheen video)

My thanks to Alex D'Atria of GOP Astrology for the heads-up on this important message.

Mar 27 2012: a rapid launch of 5 rockets = ATREX

In case you were up early this morning and wondering what in the world...

Space Weather News for March 27, 2012

This morning before sunrise, sky watchers along the eastern seaboard of the United States witnessed an amazing sky show created by the rapid-fire launch of five rockets from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. It was an experiment named "ATREX" to study turbulent winds in the transition zone between Earth's atmosphere and space.

Eye-witness accounts and photos of the display are featured on today's edition of SpaceWeather News.

Mar 26, 2012

Obama confident of re-election--or already selected?

Update Mar 27, 2012: the real story behind President Obama's hot-mic moment.

Original post begins here:

You gotta love it when open mikes catch unguarded conversation between global power grabbers like Obama's Nuclear Summit Gaffe which tells a lot.

Is President Obama that confident of his re-election in November 2012?

Or do his remarks support my constant grousing of the last few years that movers and shakers like the Bilderberg Group in June 2008 (at their Chantilly, VA meeting) selected Mr. Obama to play the role of US president over Hillary Clinton, in part because his rhetoric so thrilled the masses which therefore would make the American people more amenable to their global domination plans, at least for a while?

After all, the Electoral College decides our president and vice president, not We the People.

As I've mentioned before, in 2008 the GOP ran the Old Man and the Unread as 'candidates' against then-popular Mr. Obama and his star power (his natal Mars conjunct our national Neptune, planet of the masses, and together, Mars/Neptune gave him a rockstar glow and charisma which, as usual with unreliable Neptune, has faded to a large extent though Neptune still throws a veil over his true motivations and actions.)

Well, it must be quite easy to exhibit confidence as you reassure other world 'leaders' when the powers-behind-the-throne are in your corner and you're championing a rigged game.

Oddly enough, I've had the same feeling about the GOP and the clowns--a One Percenter, a Bedroom Spy, and Newt--they're parading about in 2012, taking up space in the news! Is this a fake campaign? Can they be serious?

Whether fake or not, Mr. Obama will 'win' in November and global domination policies (war) will continue apace which, of course, they will no matter who fills the role of Mouthpiece of the White House.

New Heart for Dick Cheney w Neptune in 6th house

Transits to Dick Cheney's Natal Chart

by Jude Cowell

All weekend you and I have heard of how Dick Cheney is in hospital after having a heart transplanted into his chest cavity. Yet whenever I think of Mr. Cheney, famous quotes like this come to mind:

"The common sense of mankind demands that law shall not stop with the punishment of petty crimes by little people. It must also reach men who possess themselves of great power and make deliberative and concerted use of it to set in motion evils which leave no home in the world untouched."

Justice Robert Jackson (Nuremberg Address)

Justice Jackson spoke from a high moral ground after dealing with depraved WWII war criminals.

But for our time, we have Dick Cheney.

Mr. Cheney has recently had a Jupiter Return (7Tau17, in 9th H conjunct Saturn 8:19; Jupiter rules natal 8th house and n Mars in 4th H), usually a fortunate time for anyone, and this may have helped with his good fortune in receiving a heart, plus, he has had the transiting Neptune/Chiron duo in Pisces snugged around his natal Descendant (2Pis55) and affecting his 6th house of Health. As you know, Chiron is the Wound and the Healer. Natal Sun 10AQ48 and n Mercury 24:15 are in 6th H as well, and with a Virgo Ascendant, health issues have been a lifelong concern for him.

His natal 8th cusp 26Pis16 is the spot where tr Mercury has been crossing and re-crossing of late, and Sun and Uranus met in his 8th H @ 4Ari+ this weekend. Quite a bit of 8th H activity there. Also natal SN 2Ari55 in 8th H has received lots of cosmic stimulation lately showing past concerns being brought up for further consideration--here, a major surgery.

Tr NN, the path or future direction point, is in n 4th H after conjoining n Mars 17Sag46 so the Tail of the Dragon (SN, a Saturnian point of separation) will swish his n Midheaven 27Tau59 as the Dragon's Head (NN) will conjoin n IC. I leave it to you to decide if a forecast may be made as to Cheney's outcome at age 71 considering his longterm history of heart attacks and the fact that n Moon 22Pis41, a weakening sign for the Moon (physical body) especially when opposed by n Neptune 27Vir25.

Is his heart condition congenital? I don't know but it would seem so from his natal horoscope.

And of course Mars (sharp instruments; surgeons) Rx has been crossing n Ascendant 2Vir55 (Self; Physical Body) in the sign of Health, Virgo. This puts a weakening Mars/Neptune opposition across his n ASC/DESC axis with Neptune still transiting his n 6th H--Mars/Neptune when combined can bring infection.

The next 3 to 6 months will be key for him if the risks of infection and rejection can be avoided.

No more comments from me. I'm content to leave the preemptive Mr. 1% Gang's ultimate condition up to his Maker just as I leave my own.


Dick Cheney
Jan 30, 1941
7:30 pm CST
Lincoln, NE

Rated AA from B.C.

Blog Note: my personal thanks to the many readers who've stuck with me during my time of transition. In addition to a major relocation in early March, I was involved in a car accident (beware Volvos that blindside you!) on St. Patrick's Day and am in the early stages of treatment. All this to say that my blogging time hasn't been as planned but April should bring better days for Stars Over Washington!

And hopefully for America, my only nag in the race.

Thanks again, Jude

Mar 24, 2012

Uranus Square Pluto 2011 -- 2015

Maya del Mar on the Uranus/Pluto Squares

by Jude Cowell

Ready for another dynamic blast from the ongoing Uranus/Pluto squares?

In 2004, the wonderful and still-missed Maya del Mar wrote a column concerning America in which she looked ahead at astrological factors including the current Uranus/Pluto squares and their influences upon society. The Picture Ahead for the US is a must-read, or a must-again-read if you already have, now that the squares have begun to affect the collective.

Beginning with their Great Conjunction/s in the mid-1960s in mid-Virgo, our social fabric is now under stress at their square phase (the crisis in action stage) as the Establishment resists the Uranian changes that we all know must occur in spite of the status quo interests and determination of the 1%.

Generational Struggles

As of July 2011 and until April 2015 and for some time beyond, this dynamic and restless energy which pits generations against each other must be dealt with on various levels and in one fashion or another. Perhaps the Sabian Symbols of their conjunction degrees can yield hidden information concerning what the Uranus/Pluto duo is attempting to teach us at this actional point in their evolutionary progress:

1. October 9, 1965 @ 17Vir10
2. April 4 1966 @ 16Vir28
3. June 30, 1966 @ 16Vir06

Using the lowest to the highest degree, we have:

'16Vir' = "An Orangutan" = DEXTERITY.

positive expression: man's ability to strip himself to fundamentals and there stand proudly on his own;

negative/(unconscious/shadow side): self-justification in crudity or violence.

'17Vir' = "A Volcano in Eruption = EXPLOSION.

pos: creative passion as a rejection of superficiality and a genuine ordering of the self;

neg: petulance and tantrums.

'18Vir' = "An Ouija Board" = ACUMEN.

pos: cleverness in making use of everyday insights and intimations;

neg: a bondage to superstition and a surrender to the unknown.

(The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Marc Edmund Jones.)

Well, I can think of current-day references and intimations for them all, can't you?


For more astrological insights on the Uranus/Pluto square, you may wish to check out the special Cardinal Crisis edition of Global Astrology by Theodore White.

Mar 23, 2012

Fiery Mark Twain's Sun Sag/Moon Aries

A Brief Astro-Peek at Mark Twain with quotes

by Jude Cowell

"Those who don't read the news are uninformed, those who do are misinformed."

Thus spoke Mark Twain, writer and humorist, and my favorite journalist of all time, if I had to choose.

Though the birth details of Mr. Twain (born Samuel Clemens) aren't 100% verified, the following birth data seems to be most prevalently used everywhere I've looked:

November 30, 1835 4:45 am LMT Florida, Missouri: ASC 10Scorpio; Hour of Venus 21Sag42, Sun conjunct Mars in Sagittarius, Moon in mid-Aries conjunct Pluto Rx; Saturn SQ Neptune (creative yet often depressed--there are other indications of his "black dog" of depression as well), Jupiter SQ Pluto with Jup/Pluto = NN: cooperation becomes important; easily breaking ties with others once they've been used; increased need to be the center of attention; also, Moon/Jupiter = NN enhanced attraction to the "right" people.

And of course, North Node of the Moon indicates contacts or encounters with the public.

Fortunately, Twain's Moon remained in Aries for the 24-hour period of his birth so we may confidently consider the Pre-Natal Eclipse Series (PE) in which he was born, for we only need a birth date for that.

His personality blend of Fire-Fire (creative, dramatic, and inspired!), Sun Sag/Moon Ari, gave him a vivid inner vision that could be insensitive to others; pessimism could rear its depressive head when the expected glory wasn't forthcoming, or when things didn't go as planned.

Sag/Aries is a 'big talking' blend, easily seen with his literary output and public speaking talents, an adventurer who is blunt and sincere, morally upright, hopeful, and irreverant. Plain-speaking was his specialty (similar to humorist Will Rogers, another fave of mine!) and he expressed himself as the 'firebrand' he was. Although a natural egoist, he wanted to make the world a better place and was courageous enough to do so. Yet a tart temper was a weak spot as were intimate relationships due to the insensivity and egoism already mentioned, plus, there was often exhibited a testy impatience with others' weaknesses (as if he had none of his own!)

Sun Sag/Moon Aries' "Images for Integration: He who would be King postpones the coronation for a trek through the Himalayas...A mature student discovers her political convictions and debating talents through confronting the corruption of academia."

Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles & Suzi Harvey.

Well, given what's gone wrong in America today, anyone intent on "confronting the corruption of academia" better get started several decades ago because they're way behind.

'Mark Twain' was born into the 18 South Saros Series ten days after a Total Solar Eclipse (November 20, 1835) @ 27Sco26, conjunct his natal South Node, a separative point. 18S's themes and influences include: partings, separations, endings, grief, and anguish, and he definitely had his share of such difficulties in his life. Yet with 18S, new circumstances thus created may be quite positive.

18S last manifested in 1998 and will do so again in 2016. It is also the PE of Marilyn Monroe (1926), Sirhan Sirhan (1944), TV's Craig Ferguson (1962), Piet Mondrian (1872), and Cornwallis' Surrender to George Washington (@ an astrologically chosen hour of 11:00 am LMT in 1781, the year Uranus, America's 'totem planet', was discovered @ 25Gemini after moving beyond US natal Uranus' position of 8Gem55, 1776.)

(18S details from Brady's Predictive Astrology.)

So why not close with another quote from the fiery yet instructive Mr. Mark Twain?

"Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest."

There's an official Mark Twain website where you can read his biography and more, if and as you wish!


Word pictures from Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets, Michael Munkasey.

Inspiration for this post came from the excellent independent news source Information Clearing House. Support non-corporate media so that Mark Twain's first quote above won't resemble you!

Mar 21, 2012

March 22, 2012: New Moon in Aries

Moon in Aries: I AM the People

by Jude Cowell

Tomorrow morning at 10:37 am edt, a New Moon reaches perfection @ 2Ari22, and its 3 twos emphasize the principle of '2'--others, partnerships, money, dualism, and so on.

Checking the Sabian Symbols for both '2Ari' and '3Ari', let's see what themes this new cycle may entail over the next two weeks until the Full Moon brings fulfillment of something begun, or the blossoming of seeds planted, in the dark of tomorrow's New Moon especially since first zodiacal sign, Aries, is all about new starts, and the principle of I AM.

Actually, the principle is much like The Fool card in the Tarot deck as he takes a first step on a mysterious journey with its green for new growth and vistas implications. Now I can think of many fools infesting Washington DC politics at the moment, can't you? Wish they'd take a first step out of town and leave decent folk alone.

Plus, the Moon in Mundane Astrology signifies The People and The Public who are so often made fools of by political and financial liars, cheats, speculators, and crooks. But that's another post...however, do see a note about the Sabian Symbol for the *2nd cusp, below, when tomorrow's New Moon horoscope is set for Washington, DC.

Included are Illumination Points for each degree (opposite) which denote unconscious or shadow material for when viewing Politics, we must always lift the rock of (supposed) reality to reveal what's hidden underneath; some additional italics are used to emphasize current events:

'2Ari' = "A Comedian Entertaining the Group"...RELEASE.

positive expression: the power of personality through a full and completely uninhibited self-expression;

negative: a neglect of common responsibility through idle diversion of interest.

Illumination Point: '2Lib' = "The Light of the Sixth Race Transmuted to the Seventh"...THRESHOLD.

pos: the imaginative sweep of of man's vision and an eagerness to execute its promise;

neg: a loss of reality in an infinitely regressive otherworldliness or a total lack of all practicality.

(Since it's only a mere "man's vision" it is obviously shortsighted--like Paul Ryan's 'budget plan' meant to rip apart our social safety net and cause even greater suffering across the land. Quite an austere jackassian vision they intend to force upon the populace--jc)

'3Ari' = "A Cameo Profile of a Man in the Outline of His Country"...EXPLOITATION.

pos: man's capacity for giving full play to every ramification of the reality he has created for himself (or of the false reality some, including the corporate media, have created for the rest of us to be fooled by--jc);

neg: an unimaginative conventionality which leaves him in bondage to every current stereotype of human relations (oh, that one's too easy! jc.)

Illumination Point '3Lib' = "The Dawn of a New Day, Everything Changed"...INNOVATION.

pos: man's insatiable appetite for experiment and continuing self-discovery in every possible area of human experience;

neg: inability to catch the challenge of living in even the most trviasl matters.

Of course you know that references to 'dawn' and a 'new day' tend to remind me of the globalists' coldhearted, oh-so-rational vision of a 'New World Order' full of chaos, want, and a return to serfdom for the masses, don't you?


*2nd cusp has '6 Cancer' upon it when the March 22, 2012 New Moon chart is set for DC which is America's natal Jupiter degree..."Game Birds Feathering Their Nests", and a Moon-ruled house may bring fluctuations and changes.


As often happens, whenever I need to take a break from grousing on the political varmints and fraudsters I describe within my Common Good, We-the-People viewpoint using the lens of Political Astrology, I turn to artwork...especially my first love, drawing.

And since we're speaking of the Moon in this post, you may wish to see what I've been up to today over at Secret Moon Art for Art Breaks from tiresome things like Politics and scoundrels are restful and can be rather rejuvenating for both mind and eye! jc

On-topic reading: Paul Ryan releases new GOP budget plan: What's in it? At 10:30 am edt in DC this morning, Ryan released the plan with America's natal Uranus 8Gem55 rising and with our natal Mars soon to follow--therefore a few potentials formed in a midpoint picture:

N Mars/tr ASC = n Uranus: an agitated fighter; a love of quarreling; violence; threatening or intimidating others; a sudden event; injury (Ebertin); ego aggrandizement; testiness; picking a fight (Tyl.)

Version used for this post: The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, by Marc Edmund Jones.

An Astro-Peek at Rep. Paul Ryan

An Astro-Peek at Rep. Paul Ryan, Social Darwinist and Rep of the 1%

by Jude Cowell

Born on January 29, 1970 in Janesville, Wisconsin, Mr. Ryan's Sun is in the range of 8AQ55 to 9AQ56. His natal Moon ranges from 22Lib49 to 5Sco36, making him either a Sun AQ-Moon Lib, or a Sun AQ-Moon Sco. Both personality combos are detailed below.

Using a noon chart for reference, there's a compulsive-obsessive quindecile (QD, 165 degrees) between a powerful pair: Pluto and North Node (contacts, the public, destiny). Pluto QD NN indicates his being thrust into renown through his powerful perspectives, that he may be manipulative and controlling with others, and he can always connect with powerful people. The maternal influence may be dominant, and he may play a role in sharing perspectives that either empower or distemper others. (Quindecile, Ricki Reeves.)

A gracious helping of both, I think.

Pluto QD NN is shared natally by two famous figures: Fred Astaire and Heinrich Himmler. Hmm...

Well, let's consider Ryan's two possible Sun-Moon blends for good measure:

The Air-Air combo of Sun AQ-Moon Lib indicates one who is highly idealistic, charming, and romantic; broad-minded and tolerant, this blend gives avant-garde tastes and a good intellect, but can suddenly turn rebellious if its "rights" or its sympathetic nature are taken advantage of. It is long on theory and ideals with an overly abstract approach to life; therefore, it is not very practical.

An emotional naivety invites disillusion and disappointment when others turn out to be merely mortal. (Delay? Hastert? The Ayn Rand whose nasty 'objectivism' he worships? Objectivism, in which no one counts but you and yours, makes it much easier to toss the poor and the ill off the roles of social safety net programs, as Mr. Ryan demonstrates so ably.)

Sun AQ-Moon Lib's Images for Integration (Sun = conscious mind; Moon = the unconscious): "Anarchists form a committee to overthrow the tyranny of committees...Good friends fall in love and get married."

This blend was mentioned in a recent post as being that of Boris Pasternak, who wrote, "As for the men in power, they are so anxious to establish the myth of infallibility that they do their utmost to ignore truth."

The misty Air-Water blend of Sun AQ-Moon Sco is a different story. It gives a powerful intellect, keen observation power, charisma, a strong-will, egotism, and it holds fierce principles. This charisma can have a hypnotic effect on others (those Aquarian blue eyes?) Here is an avid student of human nature that can 'psyche you out' with ease.

A commanding haughtiness and the inner conviction that he is "it" draws people under his spell (which must've gone over my head!); there's a self-important streak which supports a Sun/Venus (Venus) of self (Sun.)

One with Sun AQ-Moon Sco is capable of detached withdrawal and expressions of contempt especially if the ego has been wounded; there's a tendency to carry hidden resentments for years. Here are instincts of the reformer dedicated to principles, and a persevering investigator who can brood with the best of them - an all-or-nothing personality...a zealot for some cause.

(Note: among other things, Social Darwinism is a cruel method of population control--make that, de-population.)

Images for Integration: "A scientist dissects a scorpion with great tenderness and absolute precision...A researcher presents his findings to colleagues at a 'Science for Humanity' Conference....Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles & Suzi Harvey.)

Sun AQ-Moon Sco is the natal blend of Adams family member Henry B. Adams who helpfully explained to us that, "Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organisation of hatreds."

Well, I don't know enough personal info about Rep. Paul Ryan to hazard a guess as to which Sun-Moon blend is his own but I do know which Solar Eclipse Series he was born into (7 South) and it's one infused with Mars/Pluto energies because its initial eclipse had a Mars/Pluto square involved; 7S's initial occurrence was on June 22, 1248 OS @ 8Can03 (conjunct US natal Sun/Jupiter.)

7S = the immense power, force, and anger of the Mars/Pluto square is channeled into this Series by way of a trine to Sun/Moon; huge obstacles will suddenly clear, or a pending potential crisis will manifest suddenly and move through the life very rapidly; things will seem to move at great speed (paraphrasing Brady's Predictive Astrology.)

This hidden clue 'tags' Paul Ryan as a Mars/Pluto personality, perfect for the goose-stepping obedience required by string-pullers of the GOP (complete obedience, until corporate Tea Partisans crashed their party.)

(Note: if you wish to understand your own Pre-Natal Eclipse Series and how it influences your life, study the initial eclipse in 'your' series for more clues, if you haven't!)

The last manifestation of 7S occurred Oct 3, 2005 @ '10Lib'; next occurrence will be Oct 14, 2023 @ '21Lib'. 7S has also occurred in the years 1915, 1933, 1951, 1969, and 1987, with 1933 standing out due to FDR's Inauguration and his subsequent establishment of social safety net programs that Mr. Ryan and his ilk want to dispense with so the monies can be re-purposed and the weak can be weened out of existence = more resources for the 1%.

7S is the PE Series of Leon Trotsky, the Dec 2005 elections in Iraq, and of 'Black Monday' Oct 19, 1987 when the DOW plummeted alarmingly...under Republican Ronald Reagan.

And, to paraphrase Barry Goldwater (R-AZ), "A government big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away."

Warning...or Directive? Turns out it's been the Republican plan all along.

Mar 20, 2012

Cardinal Crisis 2012 and Beyond

The ongoing Cardinal Crisis pattern of planets, imprinted and driven most forcibly by the Uranus/Pluto square from Mars-ruled Aries to Saturn-ruled Capricorn, just keeps on thundering along and sending out sparks of unrest and generational clashes across the Earth.

The Uranus/Pluto square is what I believe is emphasized in mundane horoscopes recently as "A Square Brightly Lighted on One Side" where transiting Mercury in its current retrograde phase has been spotlighting @ '6 Aries' along with tr Uranus hitting this degree repeatedly as well.

A square (90 degrees = obstacles, blockages, being blindsided) between signs Aries and Capricorn is something like the influence on society of a mundane Mars/Saturn square by rulership and through this planetary lens we're watching and experiencing--and perhaps taking part in--civil unrest, protests, and explosive violence (Uranus/Pluto SQ), along with Saturnian austerity measures which contract and restrict an economy, not improve it (as global bankers and their agents well know. It's meant to hide the largest transfer of wealth, property, and natural resources ever seen so we mustn't wait for corporate media to tell us the truth about it! Instead there are progressive broadcasters such as Thom Hartmann and Amy Goodman to clue us in.)

Can You Feel It?

Also manifesting with Mars/Saturn are frustration, resentment, and harsh circumstances which are facilitated by a globally based Establishment pushing Saturnian austerity measures and harmful (and, in many cases, deceptive) conditions upon us as if no one notices how anti-societal the measures are and what their eventual outcomes will be!

Plus, astrologically speaking, it isn't helping in America that our nation's South Node of the Moon (6AQ) has been transited off and on of late by the Pluto/Chiron midpoint as global plutocrats use their long-developed strength to disenfranchise We the People (exs: Citizens United, President Obama signing the Executive Order late on Friday afternoon--March 16, 2012--which usurps the consitutionally granted fiscal authority of the House of Representatives and sneakily forks it over to the White House--we'll be very sorry about this later), the Bush Depression, and more.

Well, giving up is not an option!

So one of the best suggestions I can think of to provide here is to point you in the direction of a Philadelphian--mundane astrologer Theodore White and his freshly published Spring 2012 Edition of Global Astrology
For it's always better to be forewarned than caught completely off-guard, don't you agree? Especially when the majority of us have been totally apathetic for so long. And our continued apathy is what Global Governance types are counting on to win the race toward a 'new order' yet it's a habit we must encourage ourselves and our fellow citizens to leave behind at the Aquarian South Node for the natural leadership talent of our Leonine North Node, a Jupiterian point of future direction, awaits We the People, just as our Founding Fathers intended.

Mar 18, 2012

2012's 5 Super Moons begin April 6

2012's Super Moons, their Sabian Symbols, & more

by Jude Cowell

Here is a list of the five Super Moons occurring in 2012 with three cosmic events added for a somewhat fuller celestial picture of this pivotal year:

1. April 6: Full Moon @ 17Lib23

2. May 6: Full Moon @ 16Sco01

>>May 20: Solar Eclipse @ 00Gem21

3. June 4: Lunar Eclipse @ 14Sag14

>>June 24: Uranus/Pluto square perfects (one of seven in years 2012 to 2015--civil unrest and generational clashes continue across the globe)

4. *Nov 13: Solar Eclipse @ 21Sco57

>>Nov 28: Lunar Eclipse @ 6Gem47

5. Dec 13: New Moon @ 21Sag45

As you know, 2012 lunations will emphasize the Aries/Libra (1/7), Taurus/Scorpio (2/8), and Gemini/Sagittarius (3/9) polarities and houses with all their usual concerns and issues.

Below are the Sabian Symbols for each lunation's rounded-up degrees with Keywords and their negative (unconscious/shadow side) expressions since we're talking Politics, that **"organized system of hatreds":

1. '18Lib' = "Two Men Placed Under Arrest"...CONSEQUENCE...

neg: total inappropriateness of impulse and act; conjoins US Secondary Progressed Mars Rx--a Full Moon brings a culmination of some kind--US troops (SP Mars) pull back (Rx) from Afghan villages as Pres. Karzai requests? Yet perhaps his request is for public consumption only! More police actions on US soil are on America's Mars Rx menu as well, sorry to say.

2. '17Sco' = "A Woman the Father of Her Own Child"...NUCLEATION...

neg: a characteristically anarchist self-sufficiency;

SE: '1Gem' = "A Glass-Bottomed Boat in Still Water"...CURIOSITY...

neg: a lack of effective participation in reality because of continual indecisiveness;

3. LE: '15Sag' = "The Ground Hog Looking for Its Shadow"...REASSURANCE...

neg: lack of self-stability and ingrained timidity;

4. SE: '22Sco' = "Hunters Starting Out for Ducks"...ENTERPRISE...

neg: a callous exploitation of all life;

5. '22Sag' = "A Chinese Laundry"...SECLUSION...

neg: unnecessary acceptance of self-inferiority.

(Note: for the positive expressions of these degrees and for further explanation of them, please refer to The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Marc Edmund Jones, or to other versions of the symbols as you wish.)

Now speaking of topics relating to Earth's silvery satellite, here's a suggested post on Saturn and the Moon's South Node with South Node being a Saturnian point in any horoscope.

Plus, you'll never haplessly wander astray from Luna's intuitional path by visiting your Auntie Moon...definitely a recommended destination on the Web.

And here are a few astro-notes concerning Spring Equinox 2012 (aka, Aries Ingress with Sun @ 00Ari00:00) which arrives this very week although warm temperatures have preceeded it--in Georgia, we expect more 80+-degree days coming up!

For a few Campaign 2012 astro-notes you may wish to check out Candidates' Sun-Moon personality blends though a brokered convention for the GOP seems likely since the 2012 offerings from the Party of Special Interests are quite shabby which makes me wonder if they're aiming for the White House in 2016 instead--you know, like 'the Elder and the Unread' duo the GOP 'ran' against Bilderberg favorite, Barack Obama, in 2008.

Yes, the name of Jeb Bush comes annoyingly to mind...annoying, after 8 disastrous years of Bush-Cheney neoconnism which include the Attacks of 9/11, the Constituion-busting 'Patriot' Act and boondoggling 'Homeland Security' money pit, Bush's Hurricane Katrina sorriness, two pre-emptive wars still being fought on credit card, the unfunded presciption drug mandate, No Child Left Behind which has weakened our schools and the future prospects of our children, and Financial Collapse 2008 which must be the largest financial heist in history and has led to the Bush Depression.

Plus, I suspect you can easily add other items to Bush's list, can't you?


*The Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012 looks dificult enough with its progandistic, obsessive Mercury/Pluto content (and conjoining Fixed Star Alcyone's 'something to cry about' which also has a wet weather connotation, or even 'disrupted Internet and/or Power Grid' implications) but the November 28 SE may be even more fraught with difficulties--plus, it's the Pre-Natal Eclipse of the much-touted Winter Solstice 2012 (horoscope displayed is set for DC and shows Jupiter Rx under stress.)

The November Eclipse degree itself is at apex (focal point) of a YOD (crisis; Finger of God pattern in the horoscope indicating paradoxical and/or dire situations which demand attention and correct action.

How often do you suppose correct action is taken by Washington politicians in spite of what it may mean for re-election goals and power-grabbing purposes? Seldom if ever? Yeah, that's what I thought, too.

Another factor is that the Nov 2012 SE hits US natal Uranus (8Gem55), planet of sudden events, disruptions, and anarchy (especially with Uranus in Mars-ruled Aries, says R. Ebertin); plus, the midpoint pictures formed by the YOD pattern on Nov 28, 2012, with Moon at apex and Sun within the sextiling planets, gives these potentials according to R. Ebertin--as always, any, all, or none may apply:

Mars/Saturn = Moon (the people): illness; weakness of will; moodiness or depression; with Sun (leadership): an inability to meet all demands or to master all situations (so often of DC's own making--jc); illness or death.

Saturn/Pluto = Moon: cold feelings; melancholy; tragedy; with Sun: sparing no pains in one's work (will the powers-that-be again sway public sentiment bwo false flag ops as with 9/11 and the Saturn/Pluto opposition? Mars and Pluto are conjoined in the eclipse horoscope indicating force, zealotry, and war weaponry--jc); renunciation; privation; physical toil and overexertion.

Venus/Pluto = Moon: overly intense emotions; strong creative powers; (in Mundane Astrology, contacts between evaluating Venus and wealthy Pluto can have revenge and/or bankruptcy connotations--jc); with Sun: great creativity; peculiar relationships.

Venus/Mars = Moon: strong emotional impulses; with Sun: an urge to establish unions (including sexual ones with this passionate duo--jc.)

A current don't-miss from economist Paul Krugman: The Power of Plutocratic Pettiness.

**From Henry Brook Adams' quote which astutely defines the practice of Politics--and We the People are the dupes and pawns they organize against in order to gain wealth and retain power, and to make it all possible, they keep the people divided and conquered. "R v D"? Puh!

All midpoint pictures from Reinhold Ebertin's The Combination of Stellar Influences.

The term 'SuperMoon' is happily credited to master astrologer Richard Nolle of AstroPro.

Mar 14, 2012

Spring Equinox 2012, Washington DC

Astro-Notes on Spring Equinox 2012

by Jude Cowell

Spring Equinox 2012, or Aries Ingress 2012, if you prefer, manifests on March 20, 2012 at 1:14:09 am edt in Washington DC, with 11Sag56 rising. This chart dovetails with America's natal Ascendant and house cusps in our nation's Sibly horoscope (July 4, 1776 5:10 pm lmt Philadelphia, PA) with approximately one degree difference. Ex: instead of 00Lib53 at Midheaven (The Goal; Public Status; the WHY? Point), we see a critical-crisis 29Vir38 at MC.

Plutocratic Pluto 9Cap27 rises, and it's a Mars Hour suitable for action, contention, quarrels, and potentially, for waging war or for at least promoting and propagandizing on behalf of such manic destruction. Hopefully, American politicians will stand against the fool-hardiness and tamp down our disastrous war machine of imperial overreach. But that's just a peacenik American typing, isn't it? For we know that The People are pawns in a much wider and broader chess game for global domination--these decisions are for the Powers That Be, whoever they are.

MC's Sabian Symbol--'30Vir' = "A False Call Unheard in Attention to Immediate Service"...SAFEGUARD.

positive expression: exceptionally gratifying self-fulfillment through the development of a genuine integrity (if only!--jc);

negative/(unconscious/shadow side--jc): consistently witless indiscretion.

ASC '12Sag' = "A Flag That Turns into an Eagle That Crows"...ADJUSTMENT.

pos: successful self-establishment through genuine self-expression;

neg/(unconscious/shadow side): idle prejudices and unsubstantiated claims. (Jones.)

'12Sag' is, of course, the degree at which powerful, subversive, wealthy Pluto met with wounded/wounding Chiron on December 30, 1999 and issues from the mid-to-late 1990s and early New Millennium may be on our plates and in the news once again during the next six months with some particular emphasis upon them, even a re-hashing (Spring EQ Mercury is retrograde in 4th house of Domestic Scene, Real Estate, and Security Concerns.

As you know, the Pluto-Chiron duo is one of the astrological signatures of oppressive plutocrats who rob, steal, defraud, disenfranchise, and use primal violence to reach their self-interested goals, and so far, they have made this their own personal 'New Millennium'. This condition relates to Nostradamus' famous 'King of Terror' Solar Eclipse of August 11, 1999 but there's no time to reconsider its rigid Fixed energies today. This eclipse, predicted so long ago, is also called The Mother of All Eclipses, and/or the King of Alarm Eclipse, and has financial implications as well as violent ones. It presaged the era of Bush-Cheney, the NWO Duo, and they passed the baton to Pres. Barack Obama in January 2009.

Both cosmic events--Pluto meets Chiron and the August 1999 eclipse--ushered in the 21st Century with much pomp and ceremony. Remember the 'Y2K' silliness? Wonder what programmers were really up to with that as a veil? Perhaps Brussels knows...

Vernal Equinox 2012

>As for the March 20, 2012 horoscope itself, let's look at chart-ruler Jupiter's applying Ptolemaic (major) aspects for a clue on how things will proceed. Easy! There are none! But there is an inconjunct (150 degr; quincunx = adjustment, which echoes the '12Sag' ASC, above) to the Ascendant (and thus to Pluto/Chiron 1999 which was so intimately involved in the 1999 Seattle protests against the World Trade Organization, one of the main culprits in the dearth of jobs in the US, circa 2012. Search for 'Battle in Seattle' in this blog's Search Bar.)

Expansive, ideological Jupiter 10Tau47 (an Earth sign of money, possibly greed, and intolerance) is posited in the 5th H of Risk-Taking, Gambling, Creative Pursuits, and Children so educational issues and speculation concerns remain on our front burner this Spring. Jupiter inconj ASC indicates an undisciplined if well-meaning urge to be of service to others though a decided opportunistic vibe may be expressed or felt. (R. Pelletier.)

More Jupitarian philanthropy from millionaires? Any of them who refuse to aid this country in her time of need--well, we know what team they play for: the dismantling of America.

This Venus-ruled Jupiter--conjoining valuable Venus 15Tau50 (The Oxen Point, and descriptor of Wall Street's Bullishness) rules 1st H (11Sag56) and 4th H (29Pisces36) with Pisces sub-ruled by unstable Neptune 1Pis41 in 3rd H so we may expect much pontificating, promoting, and possibly fraudulent communications on financial topics (by economists, the White House, and/or the Fed--so what's new, right?), and in other realms that Jupiter, natural ruler of Sagittarius (The Seeker on a Quest), controls for Jupiter's lack of major applying aspects puts emphasis on the house and sign of Mr. Moneybags (and on religious leaders with political aims, aka, meddlers whose power ambitions should stay spiritual, not earthly.)

Thing is, Jupiter is a relational planet so we're all tending to relate to others now in a Taurean way, either positively or negatively: supportive and nurturing with growth and development in mind, or, intolerant, greedy, and possessive of one's resources. How are you relating to others these days?

So with the IC (Foundation of the Matter; Endings; The Drain; the HOW? Point) in a crisis degree of Pisces (29), the 2009 Jupiter-Neptune conjunction/s, which is imprinted upon President Obama's White House tenure and relates to speculators, wastrels, spendthrifts, and grand schemers and dreamers--and for DC politicians, this can only mean the spending and looting of the American people's riches and resources--we find our basis this Spring 2012 for recovery to be on an unstable footing rather than on a hearty comeback for the US economy.

Yet perseverance and a steady pace can win out slowly but surely, and it will be interesting to see the indications in the Summer Solstice 2012 chart. (Here, a 10th H Saturn trines Moon and Neptune.) However, interference is possible through the ongoing, generational Uranus-Pluto square indicating more strikes, protests, and societal unrest upcoming (1st H to 4th H) with the potential for a false flag op being perpetrated in order to keep us in line while furthering someone's global domination goals.

Plus, the 8th cusp of Shared Money, Credit, Debt, Taxes, Insurance, Transformation, etc shows 15Can19, the degree of the Pentagon's natal Ascendant, and is Moon-ruled for indications of fluctuation and change.

This horoscope also shows Spring EQ 2012 occurring during a Balsamic phase (dark of the Moon) when sneaky things go bump in the night, secret deals are made and sealed, and someone is replaced due to an inability to carry on.

(Update 3/21/12: Mr. Obama signed an Executive Order late in the afternoon of Friday March 16 so we wouldn't notice, which usurps for the White House the constitutionally granted fiscal authority of the House of Representatives. Mars Rx was rising with Zosma, one of the victimization stars you'd rather not see hanging about with warring Mars.)

In 12th H of Politics, Self-Undoing, Large Institutions, Karma, and those 'secret deals' politicians profit by, is the November 25, 2011 Solar Eclipse at 2Sag37, the 'Super Congress/Super Committee play-acting on the deficit and debt crisis--you know, the spending cuts they 'unable' to agree upon. Issues from the time continue to echo rather loudly into Spring 2012, at least until the next Solar Eclipse on May 20, 2012 (horoscope shown) @ 00Gem21, indicating 'something to cry about' in the realm of Gemini (ex: communications, technology, power grids, a young people.)

Military spending 'cuts' are very much a part of the picture though they are illusory.

Another signature of instability is a receptive, impressionable Piscean Moon 2:43 (The People) which has just sailed past deceptive yet possibly inspired Neptune 1Pis41 in 3rd H, which again echoes the Jupiter-Neptune hook-up (3 times through 2009) which occurred upon US natal Moon 27AQ...remember the picture which described our weakened circumstances, thanks to banksters and fraudsters, a picture still reverberating through our lives?

Jupiter/Neptune = Moon: little sense of reality; a desire to dream; losing oneself in plans; becoming involved in speculation; instability; wastefulness. (Ebertin.)

Yes, the Obama administration is a Jupiter/Neptune affair but with many Republican 'helpers' brewing a big pot o'their Social Darwinism cruelties in which to stew the working class, the elderly, our children, and the poor...

A closed circuit of energies is shown by a practical Earth Grand Trine involving Mars Rx 7Vir38 (9th H of Foreign Lands, Distant Enemies, and Legalities), Jupiter (as noted), and 'secret hand' Pluto rising which denotes important conditions out of our personal control but which are transformative. This trio provides three midpoint pictures, along with one picture involving Sun 00Ari00:00, but since my schedule has changed recently and blogging time is brief so will I be. My hope is that these energies will be expended on behalf of the American people and not just for the benefit of the 1% who need no support whatsoever. Besides, they can always steal it.

Mars-Jupiter = Pluto: an extraordinary spirit of enterprise; people capable of tacking big projects; brilliant successes.

Mars-Pluto = Jupiter: unusual success; enjoyment of freedom; consciousness of aims; the right use of one's energy.

Jupiter-Pluto = Mars: an ability to inspire others with enthusiasm (and confidence? jc); a desire to achieve great things; organizing talent.


Sun-Uranus = Mercury: a young reformer; making arrangements; quick and prudent acting.

Well, Happy Spring 2012, everyone, in spite of our shadow governemnt's perfidies and anti-social behaviors. Let's work on that confidence thing, keep our chins up, and pick a few Spring bouquets along the way, shall we?

Now here is the Image for Integration for Spring 2012's Fire-Water (steam!) Sun Aries-Moon Pisces romantic and moody combo:

"A world-champion boxer and an artist in Greenwich Village meet, fall in love, marry, and struggle happily ever after."



Image from Sun Sign-Moon Sign, by the excellent Charles and Suzi Harvey.

Astro-Bonus: read astrometeorologist Theodore White's informative and advice-filled 2012 Climate Forecast on Global Warming which, Theodore reminds us, is due to the Sun and not to manmade actions!

And for personal astrological indicators and more, it's always a great idea to check in regularly with Julie Demboski's Astrology for her insightful blending of planets with asteroids!

Mar 12, 2012

Mercury Rx affects astro-blogger!

Wishing for tech assistance for my new office set-up has so far proven futile, dear reader, with Mercury, ruler of this blogger's natal horoscope and 10th-house ruler, turned retrograde. Annoyance and frustration are 'in the air' so to speak, and there's no telling when yon wireless service provider will knock upon the door--but first, he must re-ply to his voice mail re-questing assistance!

Will his efforts need to be re-done once accomplished? That re-mains to be seen. Usually, periods of Mercury Rx only affect me in superficial ways if at all (even with natal Mercury in Capricorn direct) but of course, it's been years since I've experienced such an abundance of change in my life--with change being of the province of Mutable Mercury as well.

Therefore, if you landed here and wish to read a little Political Astrology in spite of my tech troubles, you may wish to check out a recent post of the historical variety which concerns America's Syzygy Moon of July 1, 1776 if you haven't as yet. (Edit: since Mercury Rx is causing problems and interfering with this very post, please try the sidebar's Search feature if the provided link doesn't work!)

The usual (Water-Air = mist) Sun Cancer-Moon Aquarius blend that describes our national personality came three days later for it's a Saturn-ruled Capricorn Moon of ambition denoted in the syzygy horoscope. And naturally, our Syzygy Moon signifies a moment of real-world transits as our nation was being invented and the Declaration of Independence was in process of being debated.

Besides, re-viewing is an appropriate activity for us all during Mercury Rx periods, plus, transiting Pluto (The Transformer; the Dragon Guarding the Riches) nears our nation's Syzygy Moon degree and has crept within orb of it already. Pluto will perfect or create a midpoint picture quite soon, one which I think we're already feeling...

Sun/Moon = Pluto: a critical time of development.


Mar 8, 2012

March 2012: Plutocrats Beat War Drums

Warmongers and Symbols of Eagles and Apes

by Jude Cowell

Greetings All! Yes, I'm still busy with relocation, office set-up, and with what is hoped to be final tech glitches addressed this evening.

Meanwhile, much goes on in the nation and in Washington DC politics with Israeli war drums as an unwelcome background noise. Does anyone reading this post think that war with Iran is a good idea? Most of the non-psychotic people I know agree that war is seldom if ever an answer and only creates more problems and an abundance of misery, some of which will be due to 'blowback'.

Personally I assume that those who plan, trump up justifications, and execute hellish wars have little if any concern with blowback for it tends to most deeply affect innocent women, children, and the elderly who are disenfranchised, maimed, killed, or made homeless by such heinous actions of warmongers who entertain win-win mindsets and a win-at-any-cost Machiavellian directive from on high.

Now if you've read this blog before, you probably know which planetary duo I primarily associate with disenfranchisement, oppression, racism, other -isms including Capitalism and Communism, and primal violence: Pluto/Chiron. The duo met in Great Conjunction on December 30, 1999 upon America's natal Ascendant (our nation itself) @ 11 Sagittarius 23. Rounding up we have '12Sag':

"A Flag Turned into an Eagle that Crows"...


positive expression: successful self-establishment through genuine self-expression;

negative (unconscious/shadow side--jc): idle prejudices and unsubstantiated claims. (Marc Edmund Jones.)

'Unsubstantiated claims' seems to be the order of the day for the US and for Israel--not that I trust Iranian politicians to be truthful about their nuclear intentions, of course. Still, when global plutocrats are determined to force a worldwide New World Order agenda, we see what is done to those whose dare stand in the way of their long-planned global domination plan--some say, 'The Great Plan', a devilishly totalitarian twist meant to ruinously divert the lives of decent folks everywhere.

Perhaps Adriano Carelli's The 360 Degrees of the Zodiac can shed more light upon the Pluto/Chiron conjunction which ushered in the much-touted 'New Millennium' though I shall type for you the degree prior--'11Sag' since it closely applies to today's topic and because Carelli recommends use of the exact degree rather than the rounding-up method. Actually, both apply since earlier degrees give unconscious information on the subject at hand, as does the Illumination Point (opposite degree.) Not all of Carelli's degrees (360) provide a word picture (symbol) though all have explanations--this one is quite descriptive, and I quote :

"11Sag": "An Ape Riding a Wolf"...

This degree will favor a military and a political career. It confers all the virtues of a noble and fearless heart and all the vices of a sly, dissembling and unscrupulous mind. The native is glib enough to defend the noblest cause, resorting to the underhand tricks employed to bolster up a forged and exploded cause. Strong favorable aspects would strike off the craftiness, whereas concurrence of evil features may taint the nobility of the cause.

The native will win many friends and make many enemies; and in his life, after seeing him through many perils, may have a sudden end."

Makes me wonder who's the ape and who's the wolf in the current war-threat scenario!

Since creating Stars Over Washington in October 2005, blogging on dire topics has been something of a tension release for me as well as a way to express my own dissent when my government fails to take a higher road. And since we've now fallen into yet another ditch along the way (and I'm a 'Daughter of the Revolution'...'30Cancer'), I again find myself writing about the misguided idea of waging war--in tandem with Israel or alone--against Iran which would bring oppression against the good people of Iran whom I have always admired. (Not their government officials, but The People who desire to live in peace, just as the majority of Americans do.) The old Flower Power Generation idea of putting politicians, military generals, and the Ones Behind the Scenes Who Stir Up War (ex: global bankers who profit obscenely) into a Giant Ring and let them duke it out seems completely appropriate to the current situation for a peacenik like myself.

Such a Herculean battle would, for once, provide powerful Pluto/Chiron types what they deserve rather than visiting horror upon the innocent as natural resources and national treasures are looted and territory is added to the earthly--and thus temporary--dominion of the warmongers who betray and oppress humanity.


America's 'Sibly' natal horoscope used: July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA.

Mar 2, 2012

America's tangled web: 9/11 Families v Saudi Arabia

"In the eyes of posterity it will inevitably seem that, in safeguarding our freedom, we destroyed it. The vast clandestine apparatus we built up to prove our enemies' resources and intentions only served in the end to confuse our own purposes; that practice of deceiving others for the good of the state led infallibly to our deceiving ourselves; and that vast army of clandestine personnel built up to execute these purposes were soon caught up in the web of their own sick fantasies, with disastrous consequences for them and us."

--Malcolm Muggeridge (May 1966)

Saudi Arabia May Be Tied to 9/11, Two Ex-Senators Say.

Recap: 9/11/01 8:46 am edt Manhattan, NY: 9th house void-of-course Moon '28 Gemini" = "Bankruptcy" of the American people and government; 9/11's Pluto/Chiron (plutocracy, oppression, disenfranchisement, primal violence = Dick Cheney's natal Mars; occurred during Bush-Cheney administration: 9/11 attacks and the Big Heist: Financial Collapse 2007-2008.

See US Downgrade to AA+, GOP progressed chart tells of Bankruptcy (horoscope shown.)


Andrew Breitbart February 1, 1969 -- March 1, 2012

Yesterday, at the shocking news of Mr. Breitbart's untimely death, I set up a noon natal chart for him along with a death chart for "shortly after midnight" at the Ronald Reagan Medical Center UCLA and what I saw almost caused a post to be published asking if anyone involved the investigation is looking for a tiny puncture wound or for an untraceable toxin in his bloodstream. Since the moving van comes tomorrow I have no time to follow up now but will add this disturbing link so that I can pick up on the topic later:

Will Damning Obama Footage Still Be Released After Breitbart's Death? which you may or may not wish to read and view.

Mar 1, 2012

Barack Obama hearts Teddy Roosevelt? Uh-Oh!

March 1, 2012

Just an interesting article link for you today meant especially for those who like to read about historical figures: Contrarian: Teddy Roosevelt Laid Bare from History Today which questions the wisdom of President Obama's hearkening back to Teddy Roosevelt and the early days of Progressivism in America.

Now if I weren't packing for the moving van, I could really get goin' on the Astrology of Teddy R! Instead, here's a bit of Astrology concerning TR's natal chart which includes his intriguing quote about America's invisible (Neptune) government (Saturn).

US natal Neptune 22Vir25 + US natal Saturn 14Lib48 = US natal Midheaven (Goal; Aspiration) in the Sibly horoscope (July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA; MC 00Lib53, a World Point of Manifestation...kind of like 'Manifest Destiny', the idea of expansion without end, as we now see--and expansive Jupiter ruling US natal ASC.)

Saturn/Neptune = delusions about the real leadership. (Munkasey.)

Saturn/Neptune = MC: materialism v idealism. (Ebertin.)