Apr 30, 2012

May 5, 2012: Scorpio Full Moon w 00Cap Rising

Astro-Notes on the May 5, 2012 Full Moon @ 16Sco01

by Jude Cowell

Do you know that the May 5, 2012 Full Moon is called "Wesak" and as such celebrates Buddha's birth and enlightenment? For more info, please allow expert astrologer Dipali Desai to fill you in on that and more concerning the May 5 Full Moon which happens to manifest on Cinco de Mayo.

Plus, the May Full Moon falling in early Spring makes it the Flower Moon of 2012 so this lunation is simply full of meaning on many levels, isn't it?

One level is within the realm of Political Astrology and when the lunation horoscope is set for Washington DC, we find controlling Saturn 24Lib40 Rx (the Old Man, Task Bringer, Lesson Teacher, and the planet I often use to signify the Democratic Party which is older than the Republican Party though both their natal horoscopes contain Saturnian themes and traits, of course--and sometimes they switch roles between Jupiter's expansion and Saturn's restriction. In a phrase (politically speaking), checks and balances, the way the US government was meant to work.)

Now with Midheaven indicating the WHY? Point of any chart (or, 'The Goal'), we may expect issues of control, restriction, and delay to predominate, and for the Democratic Party to continue to be under attack by the GOP during this Campaign 2012 year. And of course, the May 5 Full Moon is the culmination-fulfillment stage of something begun at the last New Moon two weeks ago (April 21, 2012 @ 1Tau35, 3:18 am edt in DC, with NN '5Sag' at MC, and mid-Aquarius rising.)

Additionally, 10th H Saturn, its own house, is exalted in Libra, sign of the Scales of Justice (another 'balance' reference)--and with US natal Saturn in mid-Libra--we think of ongoing SCOTUS cases and the Justices veering to The Right (5 of them at the least) which is proving disastrous for our tattered democracy, what there is left of it.

Angular and Able to Act: 4/10 axis = Mercury/Saturn

Opposite Saturn is Mercury 24Ari51 conjunct IC (End of the Matter; The Drain; Real Estate: Homeland; Security v Public Status) showing Mercury/Saturn themes (serious business; dishonest people; philosophers-thinkers-planners) to those concerns and bringing in the influences of Mars 6Vir23 in 8th house and Pluto 9Cap24 Rx in 1st house; Pluto rising = major events out-of-personal-control?; Cap is ruled by Saturn, as you know, and Virgo is ruled by Mercury--Mars conjoins President Obama's natal Pluto in Virgo, as we've discussed previously (a karmic task to fulfill? issues of revenge, jealousy, big projects? weapons of war? nuclear issues? zealotry? any or all?)

What's Rising? Pluto Rx--and US natal Pluto

ASC 00Cap35, a World Point of Manifestation, and one corner of the very active Cardinal Cross so 00Cap35 'fingers' the May 5, 2012 Full Moon as being more significant for America than Spring flowers blooming. This degree recalls Pluto's entry into Capricorn in early 2008 when tr Jupiter was in process of opposing our nation's natal planets in Cancer (Venus, Jupiter, and Sun)--just as Pluto was readying to do so, but more slowly. Financial and political concerns in the US were being opposed by tremendous powers in high (low, hidden, foreign) places--and still are, with US n Sun yet to be fully opposed (13Can/Cap = critical-crisis degrees); then later US n Mercury Rx @ '25Can' ("A Man Wrapped in an Invisible Mantle of Power") will be up against wealthy, powerful Pluto of the Underworld but not until about 2017 (using a 5-degree orb.) As I'm sure you've noticed or read elsewhere, year 2020 looks to be a doozy in the making, for this and other astrological, political, and societal reasons.)

Jupiter and Pluto Met Secretly and Schmoozed Over Big Fat Plans

Pluto entered Capricorn only weeks after the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Pluto on December 11, 2007 @ 28Sag24 as the plutocrat-banker-wheeler-dealer duo met for a champaign toast on the very afternoon of a regular meeting of the Federal Reserve Bank of America--and within mintues of Fedhead Ben Bernanke walking to the microphone and delivering their royalist message to an in-process-of-being-heisted-from American people. Recession in the US began in December 2007 and times when the systemic cracks and fraudster robberies could no longer be kept hidden from the public with the full force of Jupiter-Pluto exploding in December 2008 near the very end of the Bush presidency.

Do you know I remain in a major snit of miffdom over their Big Heist? Because I do. Their historial bubble-bust pattern is clear. Yet if President Obama had done a lot more for Main Street and for struggling homeowners, I'd feel quite differently even though Politics is only Theater, dahlink, meant for public consumption, with the real deals happening behind the shadowy curtain. Actually, the June 5-6, 2012 Venus Transit may time a similar scenario when unusual or unsuspected alliances are formed or re-committed to--or are broken off. Watch for 'musical chairs' among national leaders as the Summer season nears--and odd or strange happenings with little if any explanation given for them.

So! Saturn as the May 5 Full Moon's chart-ruler does make one major applying aspect in the horoscope, a trine with evaluating Venus 22Gem21, in 6th house (DC) and conjoining US natal Mars, a time when desires are enhanced.

Now if only the desires of the American people carried an appropriate amount of weight with Washington politicians, the servants (6th H) we've sent there to do The People's business and bidding! Yet the 6th H also relates to military service and with the Mercury/IC degrees as they are (22--25 Aries), I always think of the natal MC of George W. Bush. And you know what quagmires he and his globalist pals got us into from January 2001 to January 2009.

Okay, that's almost enough Political Astrology chatting for today. Here's an illustration for what I hope is a very lovely and healing Full Moon for you and yours in Mars-ruled/Pluto-sub-ruled Scorpio, sign of secrets, but also of regeneration:

Flower Moon 2012; to view more pencil art mosey to my Jude Cowell Art Shop at Zazzle for merchandise like pillows and wall posters, Secret Moon Art for gallery views, or even Cosmic Persona Designs...if you're daring enough and over age 17.

Now here are the "Images for Integration" for the Sun Taurus-Moon Scorpio blend of the May 5, 2012 Full Moon--intense, successful, and celebrated:

"Pluto takes Persephone into the Underworld...A celebrated surgeon amasses a fortune...A successful businessman probes the mysteries of life." (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles & Suzi Harvey.)

Any of these sound like public figures past or present?

Well, Sun Tau-Moon Sco is shared natally by Prince Charles, Michael Dukakis, Erwin Rommel, Michael Crichton, Clifford Irving, and two former US presidents: plutonic Harry Truman, and Warren G. Harding who informed us in previously difficult times that,

"Our country needs not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration."

No matter how Mr. Harding may have meant his prescription then (and politicians always seem to have a default script running in their backgrounds!), to me his sentiments certainly apply to the current kittens-in-string condition of the United States of America--compliments of our elitist political class, SCOTUS, and the banking behemoths who direct, and own, them all.

Apr 27, 2012

Max Igan's "Trance-Formation" (video)

Now here's the Max Igan presentation I've been waiting for: Trance-Formation (a function of astrological Pluto)...

"The crisis is within ourselves..."

On Paul "Nonsensical" Ryan

Representative Paul Ryan, whose draconian budget plan is primarily aimed at the older, younger, and weaker among us (easy targets!), has come up against formidable foes of the Catholic bishop persuasion who've disputed his claims of the plan's Catholic origin. As well they should.

Not-So-News Flash: Ayn Rand Was Not Her Brother's Keeper

Well, here's a tinge of Astrology concerning the personality blend and powerful quindecile (an obsessive-compulsive aspect of 165 degrees) of Rep. Ryan, the erstwhile Ayn-Rand-er, and a peek at the natal chart of Objectivist Ayn Rand herself, compliments of Astrodatabank.

Actually, a couple of weeks ago, I scampishly embedded on this blog the film made from her novel The Fountainhead--it's around here some place and as you know, Rand wrote the script for it. But I won't visit that horror upon you again now (please pardon me for the first embed!)

After all, for anyone who has a heart, the Ryan Budget Plan contains more than enough real-world horror to consider. And if you know someone with a student loan (as I do), the plan's implementation would bring losses and difficulties aplenty if America should follow Paul Ryan and his buds into that dark, austere place where 'survival of the fittest' leaves no room--or life--for anyone but the arrogant, self-annointed, megalomaniacal 'strong' who shall not (in spite of all their visions and intricate machinations) inherit the Earth.

And considering the current presidential campaign so far, it's doubtful they want to win the White House in November 2012, from the looks of it! Romney? Really?


Oh okay, here's a link to the video of the film The Fountainhead with Gary Cooper. It is, at the least, a curious relic of black and white cinema and it fairly creaks along awkwardly.

Besides, I think you'd be much happier reading Jonathan Winn's intriguing new novel Martuk...the Holy which will draw you in and not let go!

Apr 26, 2012

Economist forecasts Huge Crash (Thom Hartmann video)

Economist Richard Wollf's assessment of future economic woes on the Thom Hartmann's The Big Picture of April 25, 2012 ties in only too well with astrological portents for 2012 as mentioned in my last post--video is the entire program:

Well, you know what they say, Money can't buy you love! Or perhaps that should have been a snarky yet helpful memo for certain testosterone-laden US Secret Service agents who've ruined their own careers...

Apr 24, 2012

'Global Astrology' forecast: May-June-July 2012

Portents of May, June, and July Herald a Harsh Summer 2012

by Jude Cowell

Well, I couldn't avoid reading it any longer with the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse nearing fast so today I checked out Theodore White's forecast for May-June-July 2012 in his latest edition of Global Astrology--and the rest of 2012 sounds just as dangerous as I suspected from my own astrological studies, some published, some not.

As you know, I tend to focus on only the Political branch of Mundane Astrology which actually includes Meteorology and World Transits, Mr. White's areas of expertise. And most of you are aware that the more serious effects of the ongoing Cardinal square/s (blockages; obstacles; blind spots) between rebellious Uranus, planet of sudden shocks, lightening bolts, revolts, and disruption, and powerful transformer Pluto, planet of hidden wealth, assassins, spies, and secret control, begin 'for real' on June 24, 2012 with their square exact--and after the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse conjunct worrisome Fixed Star Alcyone 00Gem00 (something to cry about, as noted in previous posts), and the rare and awesome Venus Transit of June 5-6, 2012 with Venus in mid-Gemini in the Tropical Zodiac (at '20 Taurus' sidereally.)

Yes, things are about to go wonky, my friends, and Theodore White provides a comprehensive rundown of what to expect (the unexpected! for all eclipses are 'wild cards of the Universe' and as such have Uranian qualities to them--plus, our Mother Gaia now groans under our bad treatment of her.)

Astrological indications show our Summer 2012 calendar to contain a coming season of seismic activity, high winds, odd occurrences (some possibly from space or inexplicably mysterious), floods, hailstorms, tsunamis, volcanoes, and other natural and unnatural disasters of great significance especially for those directly affected, but really for everyone due to the economic interferences, confusion in the social and political affairs of humanity (leading up to November's Election 2012 with a Solar Eclispe on November 13 at '22Sco')...plus, the harsh emotional tolls such difficulties can distribute among the people.

So if forewarned is forearmed, perhaps you'll take a look at the latest edition of Global Astrology which also covers financial implications and helpfully displays graphics of the May 20, 2012 eclipse path across planet Earth. The western and southwestern US are particular regions where things could go seismically shaky for cities like Lubbock, Texas, Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, and points along and near the eclipse path.

Even the predictions of Nostradamus have a featured spot in the May-June-July 2012 edition of Global Astrology, as you'll see.

And as Theodore notes, the last time a Solar Eclipse raced visibly across central USA was in 1994, due to a Solar Eclipse at--wait for it--'20Tau', the sidereal degree of the June 5-6, 2012 Venus Transit--occurred. Is this only a cosmic coincidence? Actually, 1994 and 2012 are inter-related since both eclipses fall in the 14 South Saros Series which contains Mercury-Pluto content with a theme of 'an obsessive idea finally being accepted; long periods of hard work are finally rewarded with the promised success of Jupiter; a breakthrough' (paraphrasing Brady's Predictive Astrology.)

Worth a Historical Study? Year 984

14South originated long ago on August 29, 984 (OS) at 10Vir59 (Mercury 25Leo47 opposing then-unknown US natal Moon, We the People; Venus 25Can28 conjunct US n Mercury Rx; Mars 5Can40 conjunct US n Jupiter 5:56; Jupiter 16Vir48, near US n Neptune and conjoined by Mars 16:50 in the Venus Transit 2012 horoscope; Saturn 14Sco46 opposing US Inaugural Ascendants since 1937--the Office of the President; Uranus Rx 1Cap02 conjunct 9/11's Mars and SN = violence; Neptune 20Vir10, near US n Neptune 22:25; Pluto 24Vir34 conjunct US n Neptune--political and economic power struggles; NN 22AQ39, near our n Moon 27:33.)

The Mars-Jupiter-Neptune links indicate potentials for unreliability, and/or plans without prospect (Ebertin); they are also known as the Marseillaise Trio from the era of the French Revolution, another violent indicator. (This trio may have been originally named so by astrologer Ed Meece but I'm not quite certain.)

The planetary time links listed above personalize for America all eclipses in the 14S Series (which ends in year 2228--the Seires, not the country--we may not make it that far if current operatives have their sorry anti-sovereign way. And that includes the subversive agents working on Capitol Hill and masquerading as our representatives in government.)

So what makes this puppy angriest (so far!) about the obsessive theme of the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse (14S) is that it sounds too much like a 'new world economic order' finally being "accepted" due to an engineered collapse of global proportions (follow current EU happenings, for one--Germany seems willing to crash the place and make toast of the Union for the sake of Saturnian 'austerity measures'--in a word, for control.) And of course, the Mercury-Pluto duo has its spying activities to force upon the innocent, as we've recently experienced--drones across America?


Now as you know, the NWO natal horoscope (that I use) is timed by the last of 1993's three Great Conjunctions of Uranus and Neptune, planets of The Enlightenment, at or near '18Cap' (POLITICAL POWER = smug or strong-armed paternalism--M. E. Jones) on October 24, 1993 with Sun at 1Sco19. That's 1993, not 1994, but it is during the same time frame and with the same political will of forcing ideas onto us all--the 'success at all costs' model--or, 'the Big Picture must be followed--very little option to do otherwise' (Tyl.)

Or is there?

Well, as Theodore White kindly advises us, "Do not panic...Pray for peace and calm"--and since I whole-heartedly agree with him, I'll certainly be doing just that with Summer 2012 drawing near. And I hope you will, too, as astounding and difficult things begin to occur on Planet Earth...and 'even the very elect may be deceived'. ~:~

For more artful and poetic considerations of Planet Earth, you may wish to check out the latest edition of Emerging Visions art-zine, Gifting Gaia!

First Criminal Charges Filed in 2010 BP Oil Spill


Government Files First Criminal Charges In BP Oil Spill

Former BP engineer Kurt Mix has been charged with obstruction of justice for deleting text messages after the Gulf of Mexico spill in 2010, NPR has learned.

More at NPR.org.

Eleven men died on the Deepwater Horizon and thousands of livelihoods were destroyed along with wildlife and the Gulf Coast environment. May the criminal charges filed today by the US government not be the last.

Apr 23, 2012

A Rare Transit of Venus June 5-6, 2012 (video)

The following video was nabbed from the Transit of Venus website where you'll find more information, plus, Transit of Venus apps concerning this rare cosmic event placed on our calendars by The Cosmos for June 5 or 6, 2012, depending on your viewing location:

You'll remember the last Venus Transit (aka, an Occultation of the Sun) which occurred during the G-8 Summit held June 8-10, 2004 when world leaders huddled together on Sea Island, Georgia in a stuptifying frenzy of self-importance and sheer chest-baring as they strolled upon the beach, primed for a goofy looking photo-op.

Here's one photo of the boys from 2004 though their shirts aren't open as in the one I guffawed over back in 2004--maybe that one got mysteriously scrubbed from the internet for it was really quite cheesy. Now it's old times come again as Vladimir Putin rejoins The Club (as if he ever left!)

Plus, the 2004 G-8 meeting was held a mere three days after the passing of Ronald Reagan from this mortal coil but we may suppose that The Gipper would have wanted his globalist co-conspirators to carry on with world domination plans. And just look how far they've advanced!

Note to Mittens Romney: Social Security Fund is flush

April 23, 2012: New Report on Health of Social Security Fund

Oh look! As Senator Bernie Sanders well knows and a new report reveals, our Social Security fund is strong!

So if 'Mittens' Romney is elected president by all the fraud the GOP can manufacture (and they are experts as evidenced by the November 2000 election and the stop-the-vote-count of December 2000 with SCOTUS justices playing their sidekicks--or acting as bosses depending on how you look at their *trotsky-ish collaboration), he should be put on notice to keep his crafty mittens off our SS trillions.


*You'll remember that the Sabian Symbol for George W. Bush's natal Ascendant (his nibs himself, that old privatizer and propaganda catapulter, as he styled himself) at '8Leo' is: "A Bolshevik Propagandist"...which emphasizes "the recurrent battles over social and political concepts." Yes, Dubya made "a permanent impact on history," all right...for which the world still pays.

('8Leo' from Marc Edmund Jones, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology.)

Reading Suggestions: GOP Astrology Neptune Cafe The Mountain Astrologer: random wonderful blogs by Mary Plumb (thanks for listing SO'W, Mary!)

Apr 21, 2012

Has America gone bad because of milquetoast preaching?

The American Revolution, Uranus, and the May 2012 Solar Eclipse

by Jude Cowell

The Shot Heard Round the World on April 19, 1775 marked the beginning of the American Revolution. Preachers played important parts in that time as Chuck Baldwin ably points out in his synopsis of events. But do they still?

Overhead on April 19, 1775, Uranus, planet of revolution, revolt, and sudden upsetting events was at 00Gemini33, the current position of Fixed Star Alcyone, mention of which has turned up in multiple posts here on SO'W of late. To add to the guns and violence of 1775, Mars (militia) and Uranus (rebels) were squaring one another, an explosive condition which visibly and loudly played out in Lexington on that day.

Also, Uranus rose on April 19, 1775 with Menkar from the constellation Cetus the Whale adding a 'victim of the unconscious' flavor of confusion to the proceedings--who fired first, the Americans or the British soldiers who'd come to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock?

A Mars/Jupiter square added impatience and carelessness to events of the day, and Pallas (not discovered in 1775, of course, so unconscious then, conscious now) conjoined Moon in freedom-loving Sagittarius which echoes US Moon in Aquarius (co-ruled by none other than Uranus) conjunct Pallas in our nation's July 4, 1776 horoscope. Mythologically, one of the faces of Pallas was as protector of the nation-state, as you know, and in Mundane Astrology, Moon = We the People. Our sovereign nation needs our protection once again in 2012, as it turns out, just as on April 19, 1775!

And curiously, 237 years later, 00Gem21 is the position of the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse which creates a time link from 1775 to 2012 as described by their midpoint picture with these potentials:

Sun/Moon = Uranus: intensification of independence within relationships; the urge for freedom; sudden developments; possible break-up; application of ingenuity to complete goals or create new ways of revealing old ideas; unusual twists of fate; lack of adaptability; inner rebellion; shared upsets; sudden conflicts. (Tyl; Munkasey; Ebertin.)

Can you hear The Shot Heard Round the World echoing through the centuries?

Apr 20, 2012

May 2012 Solar Eclipse among the Pleiades

May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse 00Gem21 Triggers Alcyone of the Pleiades

by Jude Cowell

Thanks to an alert from Forbidden Knowledge TV, I've discovered the video below which concerns a mysterious Star Disk found in Germany with representations of Moon, Sun, and Stars of a certain constellation containing Alcyone (something to cry about), known as one of the Seven Weeping Sisters:

In ancient Babylon, the heliacal rising of the Pleiades (with the rising Sun) signaled the beginning of a new year; the ancient Celts linked the constellation to The Fates and to mourning for friends who had passed into the Great Beyond. To the Egyptians, the stars were seven goddesses whom the dead had to encounter and be judged by; in our day, a tendency toward delivering harsh judgments may be noted when Alcyone is activated or triggered. (Brady's Fixed Stars.)

Since the May 2012 Solar Eclipse hits Alcyone, we may hear of such judgments in the news from two weeks prior to two weeks after May 20, and until the next Solar Eclipse of November 13, 2012 @ '22 Scorpio' which conjoins US natal 12th cusp of Politics, Karma, Self-Undoing, and Large Institutions in our national Sibly chart. (5:10 pm LMT July 4, 1776 Philadelphia, PA.)

And in Horary Astrology Plain & Simple (Anthony Louis), Alcyone 00Gem00 is connected with sorrow, unluckiness, and a potential for exile.

Or, it could simply rain a lot this summer.

NSA whistleblower speaks out on Democracy Now!

Wha-a-a-a? Would the NSA Lie to American Citizens? by Jude Cowell

On Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman interviews NSA whistleblower William Binney who says that the NSA has already collected trillions of emails and other communications of US citizens. And that's not all he says. (Click for video and text.)

Now this is the sort of thing we discussed a couple of days ago as described by the Mars/Pluto combination of forceful, corrupt, deceptive energies and the situation echoes America's natal Mercury/Pluto opposition with its spying and surveiling tendencies--and shown by the All-Seeing Eye at the top of the pyramid capstone pictured on the US Dollar Bill and elsewhere. Peep-eye, y'all!

One thing about it--this plutonian obsession of the US government for spying on all our communications, library records, credit card bills, medical records, etc, makes this particular US citizen feel more ravished and invaded than "protected" from "evil doers"--our constitutional Right to Privacy notwithstanding, it seems.

And I suppose they think they 'own' everyone's DNA now, too.

Apr 19, 2012

GOP finally finds a voter fraud perp! (Thom Hartmann video 4.18.12)

Will this justify the GOP attempt to disenfranchise elderly, poor, and urban voters in November 2012 with 'voter ID laws' in order to skew elections toward Republicans? Uh oh! Turns out the vote fraudster found is one of their own...

Watch live streaming video from thomhartmann at livestream.com

In his April 18, 2012 broadcast, Thom leads with the astounding GOP-voter-fraud revelation then continues reporting on this week's news.

~:~ Visit Protecting the Vote if you wish to participate in protecting the vote. Of, by, for, people!

History Today on the Origins of Islam

Exploring the Origins of Islam

As you know, on 9/11/01, transiting Neptune was at its Origin of Islam degree (6AQ+, a Neptune Return) and conjoined America's natal South Node, a karmic synchronicity with a Saturnian undertone of loss, separation, and Neptunian intrigue and showing a basic disharmony in the spiritual realm between Eastern and Western cultures.

Remember after the attacks of 9/11 how spiritual many Americans became? TV ads became more...sensitive. How sad that the improvements haven't lasted better than they have as our old materialism has again asserted itself as Wall Street's greed and a morally corrupt system remind us each day. Actually, America's natal horoscope (Sibly: 5:10 pm LMT) shows Saturn (10th H) and Neptune (9th H) flanking Midheaven (The Goal) = wavering between materialism and idealism. (Ebertin.)

So here's an article from the excellent History Today which explores whether the roots of ancient Islam may be explored and better understood in much the way Christianity has always been and I hope you'll check it out!

Apr 18, 2012

Senator Sanders and Dems v SCOTUS' Citizens United (video)

April 18, 2012: Senator Bernie Sanders and other Democrats speak out on the disastrous 'Citizens United' decision. What indeed has happened to America?

Perhaps the action next week on Capitol Hill concerning the CISPA Draft (that) allows Internet companies to share customer data and communications with the NSA shows rather clearly in the horoscope set for Capitol Hill of the New Moon of April 21, 2012 @ 1Tau35 in 3rd house of Communications.

Not only does the problematic transit of Mars opposite secretive Neptune continue and point toward the North Node (NN), a point of encounter with the public and showing the future path that humanity is embarked upon, but the opposition stimulates America's natal Mars/Neptune square which has so often led the US government into misguided and misdirected actions.

To nose into your Aunt Granny Fanny's emails of photos of her grandchildren and spy on what little Johnny wants for his birthday next year is unconscionable and a massive overreach of US taxpayers' resources as the NSA, Congress, and other agencies and entities use our own money to basically 'strip search' our communications! The waste of such a wide-casting net is difficult to describe much less to fathom its true intent.

Now you know that Mars turned Direct recently at 3Vir40/41 and is in process of trining spymaster Pluto 9Cap32 Rx in 11th H of the April 21 New Moon chart--Mars 3Vir59 is posited in 7th H. So from 7th, 11th, and 3rd houses we have a New Moon (start of a new cycle of activity, as most congressmembers hope) in intolerant, often greedy and possessive Taurus (possessive of our emails and private business!) ruled by an out-of-bounds Venus 14Gem29 ('15Gem' = "Two Dutch Children Talking to Each Other, Exchanging Their Knowledge"--will US citizens' collected data end up in Brussels' Super Computer? Colorado's? Of course this symbol can refer to those of Dutch descent as well.)

So the April 21, 2012 New Moon, Mars, and Pluto are in Grand Trine, a closed circuit of energies which shuts out the public, no doubt. Thing is, the combination of Mars and Pluto indicate potentials for:

conducting clandestine operations, security forces allied with the military, using police and military against criminal elements (like your Aunt Granny Fanny? bosh!), attacks using powerful forces and weaponry, a police state with rigid military controls, use of suppression and torture to enforce policy, wars, mayhem, rape, chaos, and/or exporting upheaval and political theory to others as an objective. (Munkasey.)

One grave suspicion is that censoring our exportation of political theory is one objective of CISPA bwo the public's emails, newsletters, blogs, articles, websites, etc. Then they can propagandize us even more.

And though Mars/Pluto also links to deviant behavior and to giving in to it, I shall not mention the current Secret Service scandals or other scandals in the news, none of which involve the emails of my Aunt or yours, or indicate that our private communications and photos have anything to do with the lowering of standards at the highest levels of the US government.


April 21, 2012 New Moon 1Tau35 @ 3:18 am edt Capitol Hill; ASC 16AQ37 with veiling, fraudulent Neptune 2Pis37 and Chiron 8Pis31 rising and opposing militant Mars; MC (The Goal) 4Sag18 has NN 5:21 in 10th H showing these new conditions and CISPA legislation on display for all the world to see and for decent people to lament; Venus OOBs of the Earthly plane--doing her own thing--in 4th H of the Foundation of the Matter (4th H = the Germanic sounding "Homeland") with IC 4Gem18...'5Gem' = "A Radical Magazine."

New Moon '2Tau' = "An Electrical Storm"--THE VISITATION. Keynote: the cosmic power able to transform all the implications of natural existence." (Rudhyar.)

Yes, wealthy plutocratic, monarchistic, and popish Pluto in controlling Capricorn relishes being able to transform our natural existence--as he continues working to destroy the US Constitution and our right to privacy with it.


Apr 15, 2012

May 2012 Eclipse to NWO natal horoscope

May 20, 2012 Transits to the New World Order Natal Chart

by Jude Cowell

In a previous post, the horoscope of the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse at 00Gem21 conjunct Fixed Star Alcyone was on display (click image to enlarge the chart which is set for Washington D.C.)

And you may wish to read the bit I wrote in 2007 about the NWO natal horoscope, plus, here's a re-publish of the chart as it was posted in 2007--click image or magnify your browser for closer viewing:

Note the NWO's Mars-Mercury-Pluto line-up in secretive Mars/Pluto-ruled Scorpio, sign of spies, agents, and Big Businesses such as Banking and Weaponry--and that NWO Pluto conjoins the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse horoscope's Ascendant set for D.C.--and vice versa. This feature that stands out clearly between the two charts (May 20, 2012 v October 24, 1993, #3 of the *Uranus/Neptune Great Conjunctions) for it shows a double Pluto/Ascendant synchronicity of which you may want to be aware since the themes of the May 2012 Eclipse affect the rest of 2012, at least or until the next Solar Eclipse of November 13, 2012 @ '22Scorpio'--which falls amongst the natal Mars-Mercury-Pluto trio in the NWO natal chart.

Mars/Pluto = Mercury: the desire to realize plans fanatically; presence of mind; noisy battles; abusive language brings attention; descriptions of powerful weapons; seeing is achieving; tenacious pursuit of plans; publicity; effective salesmanship (Ebertin; Munkasey; Tyl.)

The November 2012 Solar Eclipse is from the 15 North Saros Series with a "joy through commitment" theme (Brady's Predictive Astrology) which doesn't sound too awful, does it? Unless bossy Uranus/Neptune types make it so. Yet as you know, any eclipse in the sign of Scorpio has a fated undertone to it.

So let's consider what Michael Munkasey has to say about the combination of (powerful, subversive, wealthy) Pluto and Ascendant, the WHAT? Point of any horoscope. We may assume that plutocrats, both American and --other-- will be active on certain levels which may be described by the following in the realms of Politics and Business:

Thesis: focusing consciousness on elements meant to do harm to others; space colonization (ISS? jc); inspection of waste disposal procedures; ID and reversal of potentially destructive ideas or attitudes;

Antithesis: introducing immoral or profiteering ways into practice (they've done that already but there must be more--jc); natural disasters that strike without warning; psychotic or self-destructive reactions; pollution or poisons; global trends for the environment.

What a nice bunch of evil one-world-government psychotics.


Recommended: Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets, M. Munkasey.

*The NWO's Uranus and Neptune, The Enlightenment duo, met three times in 1993 at or near '18 Capricorn' = POLITICAL POWER (Rudhyar); negative/shadow side expression: smug or strong-armed paternalism (Jones) on:

1. February 2, 1993 @ 19Cap34;
2. August 20, 1993 @ 18Cap48;
3. October 24, 1993 @ 18Cap33.

Their cycle is approximately 171 years' duration and they last met in the 1650s in mid-Sagittarius (near US natal Ascendant in our national Sibly chart though America was only a glint in Francis Bacon's eyes) and during their time of Great Conjunction there was a telling New Moon @ 12Cap21 on January 2, 1650--'13Cap' = "A Fire Worshiper" (WILL TO TRANSCENDANCE--Rudhyar) which may relate to the 'Illuminati flame' over gravesites of certain martyrs such as JFK, MLK Jr, and Princess Diana, and to the 'Eternal Flame' of the Olympic Games.

For further reading on such topics try Crystalinks and note the reputed and ancient connection to Gnosticism.

Apr 14, 2012

History of Friday the 13th (Michael Rivero video)

The topic of Friday the 13th and the Knights Templar is presented in this video by Michael Rivero and I shall let you decide what you think of it. As always, one lone blogger cannot vouch for video or article content supplied by others and topics are presented here on Stars Over Washington merely for your consideration as you wish.

Whether you agree or disagree, further study on all topics and opinions is always recommended by yours truly.

Economic Tyranny -- Max Igan (video)

In 4 parts here is Max Igan's fascinating presentation, Economic Tyranny:


April 14, 2012 Sabbath, the Seventh Day of the Week:

Though the 'New Age' craze has long been co-opted by one-world-government operatives for false reality purposes, the 'Image for Integration' of today's Sun Aries-Moon Aquarius blend (shared natally by one of my favorite all-time astrologers, Dane Rudhyar) relates rather handily to Max Igan's online work on behalf of Collective Awareness!

"A gallant crusader turns his sword into a computer chip and broadcasts New Age philosophy."

(Image from Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles & Suzi Harvey.)

Enjoy the video presentation!


Art Note: you're cordially invited to have a peek at one of the pages in my Sketchbook Project 2012 Limited Edition (due in Brooklyn, NY by April 30, 2012!) if you wish!

Moving "Beyond Outrage"--Robert Reich (video)

America's Kitten-in-String Finances and What to Do About Them

If you've ever read this blog before then you know I'm all about embedding this video from Public Policy Professor Robert Reich concerning his new e-book Beyond Outrage with its practical ideas for what to do about our nation's income inequality and its dire effects upon American lives and the future of our country:

And here's a political hoot: Mitt Romney is reported to be filing for an extension on his 2011 tax return. Perhaps one of his accountants misplaced a few statements from his offshore accounts. Yet we must not judge for it's so very difficult to keep up with all those facts and figures when you're rich as King Midas, running for office, and must depend totally on the help to keep you honest.

While I'm at it, here's another video you might profit from presented by Robert Reich and which features Mitt's Millions:

Born in 1946 with Sun in Cancer, here are previous posts concerning the two possible combinations of Sun-Moon blends of Robert Reich. My apology if my comments after one of the posts are in any way offensive to the Professor or to those who know him especially since he has continued to speak out on behalf of those of us who cannot or will not do so--or wouldn't be listened to if we did. jc

Apr 13, 2012

Strip-Searching SCOTUS

Another SCOTUS Assault Upon America

Will Americans bah like sheep for yet another outrageous assault from the monarchical Supreme Court Justices who deserve strip-searches of their own for such criminal action against our constitutional principles?

Read The Nation's article on the True Horror of the Florence Decision.

(Sorry but you may have to register or log in to read the article. Poo.)


Important Link: visit Buffet Rule Bill to weigh in on this coming Monday's cloture vote (a vote to agree to vote) on the wealthy paying a higher percentage of their fair share in taxes. And you know you want them to. Note to the 1%: it's okay, you'll still be wealthy.

President's 2011 Solar Return chart 'disappears' from Blogger post

How odd that President Obama's 2011 Solar Return horoscope, his current one until August 4, 2012, has at this juncture mysteriously disappeared from its post here at Stars Over Washington. Only an exclamation point remains as of a few minutes ago when I discovered the blanked out space.

Was there something offensive or too revealing showing in the horoscope?

The natal Sun position was calculated based on Mr. Obama's birth certificate for August 4, 1961 7:24 pm AHST Honolulu, Hawaii--but perhaps Blogger had other ideas? Or has a simple glitch occurred? Is this part of a 'Blogger Known Issues' situation that I don't know about?

Funny but the image of the president's Secondary Progressed chart for November 2011 (his Sec Full Moon conjunct Aries Point) within the same post remains intact and visible.

Hmmm....any ideas, dear reader?

Apr 12, 2012

Astro-Notes on DNC 2012: Aldebaran Rising

DNC 2012: Aldebaran, Midas, Pan, and US natal Uranus Rising

by Jude Cowell

Some people think that Charlotte NC with its Bank of America headquarters and its "Wall Street of the South" vibe is a tone deaf choice for the location of the Democratic National Convention 2012 given Charlotte's overflowing homeless shelters and lack of unionization on behalf of workers' rights. So you may as well know that this blogger is one of those who think that very thing--especially with President Obama's acceptance speech set for September 6, 2012--to be delivered at the Bank of America Stadium!

Even so, a smattering of cosmic info is in order so that we may consider DNC 2012 from a higher plane than Politics usually deserves if only to keep our Political Astrology flag flying here at Stars Over Washington. Therefore, the following is my attempt to do just that though later updates may be necessary prior to and during the event itself which takes place September 3, 4, 5, and 6, 2012 in Charlotte.

If you're curious about RNC 2012, click An Astro-Peek at RNC 2012 and for the themes of the Pre-Natal Eclipse Series in which both political conventions fall, you may wish to try this.

Sept 3, 2012 Charlotte NC 12:00 am edt: Aldebaran Rising

Along with US natal Uranus (revolution; freedom), gold-hoarder Midas rises with trickster Pan and the horoscope shows sometimes-trickster Mercury 4Vir01, planet of votes and speeches, in 4th house (Foundation of the Matter) with the Sun (leader) @ 11Vir04 conjunct Fixed Star Zosma (victim or savior.) Presumably, President Obama, who garnered enough delegates (2778+) on April 3 to be the 2012 Democratic nominee, wants to be considered a 'savior' of the nation which echoes the heroic Apollo-Sun god theme of DNC 2008 in Denver, CO as you see in this video--remember the stage set with Greek columns? Only a laurel wreath and toga were missing from his royal Sun-in-Leo frame:

Curiously, at DNC 2008, asteroid Apollo was then @ 9Vir20 conjunct Saturn 11Vir03 which DNC 2012's Sun conjoins. This gives the Obama presidency a Sun/Saturn theme and points to America's natal (July 4, 1776) problematic Sun/Saturn square which I believe highlights the checks (square) and balances (US natal Saturn in Libra, sign of balance) which the US Congress (Saturn = lawmakers, managers) are meant to provide for the shiny yet self-protective, shrewd, and business-oriented US presidency (Sun in Cancer.)

Sun/Saturn squares tend to bolster inner maturity and leans a person toward authority taken seriously and the patient achievement of goals by taking one step at a time.

Aldebaran rising indicates 'success through integrity' for political participants of DNC 2012 though the presence of Midas and Pan rising may temper the indication somewhat considering the fraudulent system We the People are mired in--and the recent JOBS Act has rolled back some of the financial regulations in place from years ago! Perhaps the Democrats will explain how that can be good for the US economy and for the constantly scammed and financially struggling American people.

Speaking of which, the Moon (We the People) begins the enterprise in 11th H of Groups, Associations, Hopes & Wishes and at 11Ari45, has moved beyond excitable, sparkly Uranus 7Ari33 Rx, also in (its own) 11th H. Besides Midas and Pan rising we see a 1st house, protective Jupiter 14Gem48 in the sign of chattiness so we may expect many speeches, some of them l-o-n-g. But they should be quite entertaining though some or all of them may be somewhat duplicitous (Gemini)--well, it is Politics after all, right? Scientific topics may be forthcoming as well.

How Will DNC 2012 Proceed?

To answer this question let's look at the three applying aspects of chart-ruler Mercury which are as follows:

1. sextile Mars (2A48) @ 6Sco49 in 6th H of Military Service, Work, and Health: we'll hear well-informed speeches on these and other topics from people who want our approval--their delivery will sparkle dramatically and draw every one's attention for this is a great aspect for warm and friendly public relations though gruffness may put some listeners off; supporting the underdog is a major theme along with getting others to cooperate on such concerns (already tried, yes, but more of it may be forthcoming especially since the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse conjunct Alcyone--something to cry about--will have made its themes and events known before September. Of course, the next presidency may be what we'll all cry about!)

2. trine Pluto (3A00) 7Cap01 Rx in 8th H of Big Business (plutocrats and bankers on-board and those who are not so on-board the Obama Train this time): intellectual assets will be on display, causes-and-effects of our financial dilemma are sure to be discussed realistically (which the neocon Bushies can't do--how could they?), ethical standards, youth programs, and market speculation topics are on the menu, and organizational talents will be apparent; a weak spot may be environmental issues and what to do about the damage already incurred.

3. opposite Chiron 7Pis09 Rx in 10th H of Public Status and Career (and still in process of completing President Obama's five-fer Chiron Return--his is a mentor-guru kind of 1st H Chiron--may I call you Joe?): alchemy! as minds function at optimum, occultists or an initiate is indicated (Clow) and since it's President Obama's time of Chiron Return and he's the nominee once again, I expect he's The One the powers-behind-the-throne (Bilderbergers, etc) have selected to play US president once again.

The Obama Selection 2012 may be described in part by a midpoint picture in the Sept 3, 2012 horoscope for the sacred warrior archetype of Mars/Chiron = Pluto (of the wealthy plutocratic ruling elite), and we have ourselves an astrological peep-eye, you Knights, you!

Plus, there's one midpoint picture with the Sun (leader) at apex...

Venus/Saturn = Sun: having simple tastes but enjoying extravagant displays; honors received later in life.

Of interest to this picture is what Michael Munkasey writes of Venus/Saturn in his brilliant book, Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets, under Politics and Business and including the Hegelian Dialect's Thesis-Antithesis (leading to Synthesis) implications:

Thesis: restrictions on wealth or income (millionaires paying their fair share in taxes? jc); law enforcement that avoids difficult or cumbersome issues; new social or creative values enforce change on an endeavor; building the value of an enterprise.

Antithesis: restrictions on how society functions (we know--stop it! jc); a law enforcement bureau that derives pleasure from restricting the movement of people.

Also noted in the Sept 3 horoscope is a T-Square configuration which creates two midpoint pictures since the North Node (public contact) @ 29Sco14 in 6th H conjoins Inaugural Moon 2009 and reminds us that our financial and social crisis conditions (after 8 years of Bush-Cheney) continue to hinder America's forward development...any, all, or none may apply:

Mercury/Neptune = 2012 NN: discussing joint plans and ideas; encounters with prescient people or mentalists.

Mercury/Neptune = 2009 Moon: intuitive thoughts bring confusion and questions; a sympathetic understanding of others; receptivity to subconscious stirrings or images (propaganda); a deceived or deceptive woman. (Ebertin; Munkasey.)

Okay, President Obama's acceptance speech must be detailed later along with other factors so let's close this particular DNC 2012 post with the Image for Integration that relates to the convention's opening and its Sun Virgo/Moon Aries blend, an Earth-Fire combo of energies with a 'bulldozer' flavor describing the do-er who can enthuse others with his strongly held convictions though he may be verbose and scathingly critical at times:

"A jolly rotund monk enjoying his food and wine while excelling in well-worn Latin sayings, witty responses and kindly good humour."

(Sun Sign, Moon Sign, Charles & Suzi Harvey.)

To be cont'd with the changing signs of the Moon and the evening event of September 6 particularly noted...

Apr 11, 2012

Mars Direct Station April 13, 2012 at 3Vir40

If you've been feeling the sluggishness and frustration of the long Mars retrograde period--and Mars tends to be extra frustrated when in Mercury-ruled Virgo--you will notice in the next several days that the planet of action will begin to move forward once his Direct Station simmers a while as of Friday April 13.

Meanwhile, what a find! My friend, astrologer Dipali Desai, has published an article with the full scoop: Mars Turns Direct at 3 Degrees Virgo on April 13, 2012 which you won't want to miss if you've not glommed onto it by now!

Dipali uses '3Virgo' for the Station degree but considering that this is a Political Astrology blog and since current news contains an abundance of mentions of racial issues and events in America (from President Obama's daring occupancy of the White House to the Trayvon Martin tragedy and more) I shall round up to '4Virgo' for its Sabian Symbol, and the Illumination Point degree opposite for a fuller picture--quoting in part from Marc Edmund Jones' The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

'4Vir' = "A Colored Child Playing with White Children" = INTIMACY.

positive expression: successful participation in every possible variety of experience;

negative (unconscious/shadow side--jc): lack of capacity for psychological adjustment.

'4Pis" = *"Heavy Traffic on a Narrow Isthmus" = CONVERGENCE.

pos: an unusual gift for organizing all transient enterprise in patterns of a rewarding and overall effectiveness;

neg: stubborn blindness to the general welfare.

Now I don't have to say that the last negative expression reminds me of America's current crop of Social Darwinists in Politics, do I? "General welfare" just isn't their thing at all for they are not their brothers' keepers--it's 'survival of the fittest' for these jokers. How odd that many of them purport themselves to be 'Christians' while backing Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan, what someone--sorry I don't remember who first used the term--called Mr. Ryan's "Starve Granny Plan".

And hopefully, April 13's forward direction of contentious Mars won't inspire and bring to implementation an unfolding plan by the Pentagon to lead the American people into yet another disastrous war while austerity-implementing politicians continue beggaring our citizenry--and spying on us as if we're America's problem!

Yet the 2012 Direct Station of Mars shows the 'god of war' opposing nebulous, fraudulent Neptune in its own sign of Pisces, a military sign. A Mars-Neptune opposition hints at the 'fog of war' and at suspicion of motives where it's what we don't say that later incriminates us. And of course, there's that problematic, confused and misdirected energy of the Mars/Neptune square in America's natal horoscope of July 4, 1776. History repeats...

So with its constitutionally granted war-declaring power, where does our special-interest-loving US Congress fit into yet another duplicitous war-waging scenario? Well, here's a quote from Thomas Jefferson from his Notes on the State of Virginia:

"In Great Britain it is said their constitution relies on the house of commons for honesty, and the lords for wisdom; which would be a national reliance if honesty were to be bought with money, and if wisdom were hereditary."


Also recommended:

Dipali Desai's Spheres of Essence website, and the 'politically direct' Stephanie Miller now broadcasting on Current TV.

*I think of Florida and the Trayvon Martin case with this Symbol of a "narrow isthmus" though I suppose 'peninsula' would be more correct--plus, Mars Station Direct reminds me of Florida's 'stand your ground' legislation which seems highly suspect (Mars opposite Neptune) to me. jc

Apr 8, 2012

"The Fountainhead" (full film/video) w astro-notes

Are you stalwart and curious enough to get through this entire self-important film with the screenplay written by the novel's author herself, Ayn Rand, the primary 'objectivist' psychopath followed by modern-day acolytes with the win-at-any-cost attitude such as Rep. Paul Ryan?

Oh dear! Then you're in for it now so cue up the video for Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, and Raymond Burr star in, The Fountainhead:

Shouting out to Forbidden Knowledge TV for sending a link to this disturbing old film. And you may wish to check out a few astro-details on Paul Ryan and his idol Ayn Rand, born in 1905, a watershed year as historical events go.

Plus, listen to or read NPR's November 2011 feature on Ayn Rand: On Capitol Hill Rand's Atlas Can't Be Shrugged Off.

Then if you make it that far, you should be quite fed up with Rand and her misguided brand of hardhearted callousness.

America's Sun/Pluto obsession? EM Radiation/Smart Grid/Spying (video)

Loving that wireless connection? So am I yet its spying capacity and the electromagnetic radiation we receive will up the incidents of cancer and other diseases, reports Mike Day in this video:

Now when it comes to America's natal horoscope of July 4, 1776, our government's tendency toward strong-arm control, and spying on US citizens, I usually reserve my astro-complaints for our nation's Mercury/Pluto opposition with its state-of-crisis, problem-solving, fear-of-credibility-challenges themes. Spies (Mercury) control (Pluto) data from regions unknown and of course, Mercury's connection to air travel implicates spy satellites as well. Plus, Pluto's 'invisible helmet' and its link with psychology, coping mechanisms, insights, secrets, and subversion cannot be dismissed for those who appreciate astrological and mythological translations of real-world topics.

US Sun/Pluto

Yet perhaps America's natal Sun (leadership) in self-protective Cancer and natal Pluto (wealthy power-behind-the-throne controllers) in Saturn-ruled Capricorn--across the Can-Cap Security axis--should be mentioned for anyone wishing to view the above video since US natal Sun/Pluto are in quindecile aspect (165 degrees), an obsessive-compulsive relationship between the president and unnamed plutocrats (and spying agencies) which indicates drive and determination toward dealing or coping with the manipulation concerns of both Sun and Pluto.

See if you think their obsessions relate to the concept of spying and collecting data on all Americans, the guilty and the innocent, in direct opposition to the tenets embedded within the US Constitution; the added involvement of US natal Mercury fills out the picture even more and, imho, continues to describe the upper levels of the American ruling class as their net of control tightens circa 2012:

Sun (ego recognition) QD Pluto (empowerment or disempowerment through perspectives) = uses intense drive to gain power and control; focuses on prominence and success; ruthless, manipulative, intimidating; transforms perspectives by purging old concepts; may possess strength of character (or plays one on TV--jc); self-evaluation and therapy are beneficial (if only! Of course the evaluation is aimed at the lives and data that should belong to innocent citizens, not at an overreaching, privacy-disrespecting government. jc)

With natal Mercury (at '25Cancer' = "A Man Wrapped in an Invisible Mantle of Power"--ya think? jc): driven by schemes and ideas to gain advantages over others; can effectively communicate powerful perspectives; utilizes mental and verbal manipulation to get ahead (exs: propaganda; political echo chambers; corporate hacks that call themselves 'journalists'; TV's 'talking heads' and 'pundits' parroting the party line and/or scripts of special interest groups, ALEC-driven legislation, etc--jc.)

(The Quindecile, Ricki Reeves.)

Okay, that's my fuss for today. We still have the best nation in the world, don't we? But it takes the consent of the governed for things to work out well. Let's close with three quotes from one of our early Illuminized Masonic presidents for I still have trouble believing Thomas Jefferson was completely clued in on what the future would hold for America as engineered by reason-worshippers who wish a 'return to Utopia' and a chaotic nation without any civil institutions at all--you know, like those Social Darwinians and other radicals now attempting to defund education, environmental protections, civil servant pay, and any other common good service or program that keeps America leaning forward and that We the People need in order to simply survive:

"It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate; to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance."

"This I hope will be the age of experiments in government, and that their basis will be founded on principles of honesty, not of mere force."

(Thomas Jefferson in a letter to John Adams, 1796)

"Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on them (public offices), a rottenness begins in his conduct."

(Jefferson in a 1799 letter to Tench Coxe)

Apr 6, 2012

'Conspiracy? The Lincoln Assassination' (full film) w Astro-Notes

Is the Lincoln Assassination Still a Mystery?

by Jude Cowell

From Alexandra Bruce at ForbiddenKnowledgeTV comes a heads-up on an intriguing question concerning the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln:

Was the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln orchestrated by the highest levels of the confederate government? After 20 years of independent research, Edward Steers claims that Booth received substantial and critical help from the confederate secret service, operating in Canada.

If you wish, check out the full film (45 mins 16 secs), 'Conspiracy? The Lincoln Assassination':

Here's an interview with author Edward Steers about his historical research.

Plus, you may wish to view Mr. Lincoln's natal horoscope with his assassination horoscope around it (click chart image to enlarge.) You'll note the Mystic Rectangle planetary pattern over America as our president was shot and lay dying.

Apr 5, 2012

Full Moon Apr 6, 2012 is Super and Pink!

In Washington DC on April 6, 2012, a Full Moon perfects at 3:18:35 pm edt across the Relational axis of Self-Others and indicates culmination or fulfillment of some sort, the seeds of which were planted two weeks ago at the New Moon (2Ari22.)

Plus, the April 6 Full Moon is the first of 2012's 5 Super Moons and it appears near Spica (potential for brilliance) and planet Saturn. This is Spring's rather magical Pink Moon which always reminds me of Nick Drake's ethereal third album by that name.

Meanwhile, in contentious Washington DC...

Occurring during an Hour of Mercury--finally moving Direct @ 24Pis06 (8th house of Shared Resources, Debt, Credit, Insurance, Legacies, Big Business, Transformation), Mercury makes no aspects to other planets but does quincunx (inconjunct = 150 degrees = adjustment) the Full Moon horoscope's Ascendant 26Leo21. The inconj denotes those who tend to give others the benefit of the doubt, submit without resistance, evaluate other people correctly which may make them uncomfortable, and those who may be jacks-of-all-trades; teachers, reporters, bloggers, young people, traders, and others of mercurial persuasions are indicated.

With the Sun (17Ari23 in 8th H) as chart-ruler, major applying aspects made by the Sun give us a clue as to how things will proceed from the April 6 Full Moon--except that there are no major aspects, applying or separating which places the Sun's sign (Mars-ruled Aries) and house position in the spotlight.

There are, however, two minor aspects: Sun semi-square Venus (a mild irritant) and Sun sesqui-square (135 degr, like two interlocking squares--blockages inside obstacles?) Neptune 2Pis15 in 7th H of...Partnerships.

With deceptive though inspired Neptune opposing a 1st H Mars Rx (and in process of conjoining President Obama's natal Pluto 6Vir59, off and on--next and last conj on May 22, 2012), we see the White House actively dealing with potentially chaotic events and feisty people, and the president finding himself with karmic or fated actions to take and aggressive people to soothe--or he attempts to work around them (ex: recess appointments.)

Chances are, you're aware that President Obama is in the midst of two planetary returns--Chiron (in natal 1st H), and Mars. Here are the dates of his three-fer Mars Return which affects the entire year for him, for America, and for the American people:

1. Jan 15, 2012
2. Feb 1, 2012 Rx
3. June 18, 2012

As you see for Mr. Obama, the first half of 2012 is taken up with Mars and martial implications but I won't detail the obvious 'wars and rumors of war' stuff or mention his conflicts with martial opponents here at home for you can turn on the news and hear it for yourself in current events. Yes, the GOP are deep into their tiresome "Two Santa Clauses" ploy where they spend like drunken sailors when they're in the White House, then pull out the Austerity/Deficit/America-Is-Bankrupt Card when it's Democrats manning the helm, a political tactic identified and better explained by the excellent Thom Hartmann in his Common Dreams article of 2009. This perfectly decribes the first year and subsequent years of President Obama's term!

As you know, a Mars Return (or here, a 6-month period) is the start of a new two-year cycle of activity and endeavor with major indications of finding a new direction--the time just before, at, and just after the actual conjunction of Mars to natal Mars are the high points though tracking Mars through the Return chart/s and its angles yields even more details and timing.

Politics by the Light of the Full Moon

Curiously for the 'Santa Claus GOP' the April 6, 2012 Full Moon shows Venus @ 2Gem53 (10th H), squaring the 1st H Mars Rx (BHO--conjunct his natal Pluto--power), and doing more than just stimulating the November 25, 2011 Solar Eclipse degree (2Sag37, the 'Super Committee' Eclipse) for the Sabian Symbol for Venus in the Full Moon chart, if rounded down, highlights the GOP tactic:

"2Gem" = "Santa Claus Filling Stockings Furtively" which seems to be the primary way that wealthy GOPers (and others) fill their stockings lately--at the expense of others and in secret, whenever they can. Here is Marc Edmund Jones' explanation of this degree and its Jupiterian word picture:


positive expression: an unusual capacity for bringing man's possessions into a wide acceptance and for heightening every proper joy in worldly goods;

negative (unconscious/shadow side--jc) expression: a childish or clandestine futility in seeking any normal richness of living. (The Sabian Symbols in Astrology.

Well, if the GOP's stubborn fanatics wish to act as childishly as possible while they're stamping their little feet, I suggest they hold their breathes until they slither again into the Oval Office--or until they turn blue, whichever comes second.


For further reading on Mars Rx (almost at an end!) try Mary Plumb on the Trayvon Martin tragedy. You'll note that his natal South Node is now conjoined by Venus, at the degree mentioned above.

Journalist Defends Astrology

An award-winning journalist, Art Harris, defends Astrology in this interview and he will attend the UAC in New Orleans, LA in May 2012!

Apr 4, 2012

Is 'conservatism' the default position of Americans? (Thom Hartmann video)

This video may be a day late--Thom Hartmann reporting on Tuesday April 3, 2012, but is relevant to Campaign 2012 and the 'default position' taken by a majority of Americans when we're too busy and harried to pay much attention to the issues that dearly affect our lives--the position is 'conservatism'!

But as Thom points out, the current crop of 'conservatives' are not conservative at all, they're radicals. In Mundane Astrology I tend to describe them as the Uranus-in-Aries crowd, or, to paraphrase Reinhold Ebertin in The Combination of Stellar Influences: 'reformers' (of the radical kind), and 'utopians' who are ambitious, stubborn, violent (ex: 9/11/01 occurred under Bush-Cheney as did Financial Collapse 2008 and it's cruel and violent to tear to pieces our social safety net), 'blind zealots', 'fanatics who fight for ideas', 'restless', and 'dreamy enthusiasts'.

And these radical reformers have been 'in the house' more than ever--US natal 4th house (Ic 00Ari53) since transiting Uranus reached Aries Point the first time in 2010. And you know what election that hgihlights: the 'Tea Party' take-over.


Thom Hartmann
Sexy Liberal
Democracy Now!

Apr 1, 2012

When Paul Ryan "misspeaks" the Pentagon bristles

Rep. Paul Ryan says he misspoke when he basically called Pentagon officials liars about their budget but he backed down very quickly.

(Don't you adore it when politicians' "misspeak"? If you or I misspoke, we'd be lyin'!)

Those big baby blues--Aquarian eyes--of Mr. Ryan are apparent with his Sun in Aquarius. But was he born with Moon in Venus-ruled Libra or in Mars/Pluto-ruled Scorpio?

Max Igan: Energy & 2012 (video)

No such thing as global warming. Everything is energy. We are all one. Change the world. Love is the Foundation of the Universe. The Mayan Long Count Calendar will end in December 2012. We all make mistakes--it's not correcting them that creates problems. Sunspots are implicated. The Illuminati is enthralled by numbers like '11'. Fibonacci was on to something...

Max Igan in 3 parts:

Part 1 of 3

Part of 2 of 3

Part 3 of 3