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Mar 1, 2024

The current Saturn Return of SCOTUS

Legal Eagle Planet: Karmic Saturn in the SCOTUS Chart

by Jude Cowell

Until the arrival of the next Saturn Return of the US Supreme Court ("SCOTUS") on March 2, 2025, the Court and the American people remain under the influence of SCOTUS' third of three Saturn Returns which perfected on January 19, 1996 at 6:59:15 pm est. Dates of numbers one and two returns are listed on the 1996 Saturn Return chart, as you can see, along with my messy study notes.

Some amount of information about restrictive Saturn's rulership of our court system and those who work there may be extrapolated from the cosmic clues herein until the SC's 2025 Saturn Return becomes operative about one year from now:

Possibly significant to our decade, which contains the 2024 Election (post includes Gavin Newsom) and Inauguration 2025, are events of 1995 and 1996 with conditions and/or events rhyming if not repeating precisely. Specifically, we can cite the November 5, 1996 Re-Election of President Bill Clinton. Perhaps you remember the constant harassment, legal and otherwise, that the Republican Party subjected Bill Clinton to - and thus, the American people. Then there were the 1995/96 government shutdowns, a Republican tactic now in the cards once again. The GOP has become tiresomely predictable, hasn't it? Why, taxpayers pay their salaries and insurance premiums while they work to sabotage the country - not to govern it - to undermine it!

Saturn: Planet of Authority, Accountability, Realism

A possibly related fact at that time is that America's natal Saturn of 1776, exalted in Libra, had progressed into Scorpio, a more serious and obstinate placement for The Judge and The Lawmaker, and that US Saturn turned retrograde by progression on January 4, 1997 (9:09 am est) @3Sco24:53 which to me denotes a slow shifting of America's reputation in the world as a fair and free nation where the rule of law and the US Constitution hold sway. The Clinton Impeachment over a personal relationship is an unfortunate example that made our Justice System look stupid to the entire world, and certainly not "exalted."

In other words, much harm has been done, as we discussed in a previous post, Baseless Impeachment Undermines US Authority, says Saturn, and Republicans have been trying it again, this time against President Joe Biden. Baselessly!

Meanwhile, there's an interesting Saturn transit upcoming in a few weeks involving the fantasy-prone Republican Party (1854) which sports Neptune in mid-Pisces - and transit Saturn to Neptune is the "grim face of reality" transit. This may be operative around the timing of the various Trump trials, but who knows with the way court schedules shift about, thanks to Trump's endless ways of delaying (another Saturn word) accountability (another).

So here we are in 2024, and there are too many examples of how the Saturnian shift into Scorpio has played out in the US so I'll leave it to you, dear reader, to consider these things for yourself.

Now here's an unmarked version of the same Saturn Return Horoscope of 1996 shown above, in case it might be useful to you:

Related Posts Include: SCOTUS Decisions: Law and Domination.

Note: the above US SP Saturn Rx information issues from America's July 4, 1776 Horoscope for 5:09 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA. Other versions of the 1776 US chart will give similar results although timing may differ somewhat as per your choice! jc

Feb 29, 2024

Senator Chuck Grassley and A Virgo Sun

Astro-Notes Concerning Senator Chuck Grassley

by Jude Cowell

You see before you the official 2007 portrait of Senator Chuck Grassley. A US senator on Capitol Hill since 1981, here are a few astro-notes concerning the natal planets of this long-serving 90-year-old Republican politician born in New Hartford, Iowa on September 17, 1933, a man who currently carries the water of fascist 2024 candidate, D. Trump. Seemingly, Senator Grassley is a fan of the dystopian Project 2025 agenda of brutality. Is he giddy with expectation of the suffering its implementation would cause?

Now it's notable that the current Solar Eclipse in the 7 South Saros Series happens to be the series into which Baby Grassley was born with its themes of 'crisis' or 'a huge obstacle suddenly clears' (B. Brady). His 7 South manifested on August 21, 1933 @27Leo42 during Herr Adolf's glory days. The repetition of Grassley's Prenatal Eclipse this year means that 7 South themes are currently personalized for the senator from Iowa, although its effects may or may not be in public view.

Two Possible Personality Blends for Chuck

Because the Moon changed signs on September 17, 1933, Mr. Grassley's natal Moon is either in Sun-ruled Leo or in Mercury-ruled Virgo with Luna ranging from 23Leo30 to 6Vir19, and the Moon at noon clocking in @29Leo52 conjunct royal Regulus.

Earth-Fire Sun Virgo-Moon Leo suggests the personality of a hardworking elitist snob who, on his worst days, becomes a finicky know-it-all and fault-finder with a superiority complex. This is the servant vs monarch combination of conscious-unconscious energies which can be timid but with a fiery inner nature; self-pitying vanity can be self-defeating with this blend. Sun Virgo-Moon Leo is shared natally by actor Stephen Fry who said, "I'm always cast as someone in authority...I enjoy it's an expiation of that part of myself that wants to be grand."

Double Earth Sun Virgo-Moon Virgo suggests a Mercurial perfectionist and workaholic blend with a preference for systems and schedules. An excellent analyst of detailed data, practical use is made of available resources, and dedication to work and service is strong; yet a tendency to become "old-maidish" may be noticed. A worrywort, this personality blend identifies an industrious, efficient individual who shares this Sun-Moon combination of energies with President Lyndon B. Johnson who said, "I strive for the best and do the possible."

Well, there are Chuck's possible personality blends. Which do you think sounds more like the long-serving Senator from Iowa?

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Run Tell MAGA: The Civil War ended!

[[File:18650410 Surrender of General Lee and His Whole Army - The New York Times.png|18650410 Surrender of General Lee and His Whole Army - The New York Times]]

Historic Times, Events, and Eclipses of Influence

by Jude Cowell, CSA descendant and partisan for democracy

As you see, above, newspapers spread the Good News far and wide to a desperate population exhausted by the ritual sacrifice of war. But it was April 16, 1865 before the city of Savannah, Georgia read the news.

At the Conclusion of the American Civil War, which was actually a process starting April 9, 1865 to November 6, 1865, and finally, the official proclamation by President Andrew Johnson on August 20, 1866, multiple lunar and solar eclipses manifested. Here, for your consideration, is a list of Eclipses 1865--1866 - because eclipses document historical events, and the system of Astrology adds the element of Time and Timing:

Eclipses: Uranian Wild Cards of the Universe

Here I'm emphasizing the Total 11 South Eclipse of April 25, 1865 due to its difficult themes which testify to the obvious breakdown in society that the war of massive casualties, suffering, grief, bereavement, and loss engendered. Now as you know, eclipse influences can begin as much as two weeks prior to the date of an eclipse, however, here we find that the 11 North of 1864 is actually the series in which the April 9, 1865 Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse took place with themes of suddenly changing groups, separation that brings positive results, and making greater commitments in relationships (paraphrasing B. Brady).

Additional factoids are penned on the above image for curious readers and include a Note that, as mentioned, the process of concluding the Civil War actually began under the influence of a Solar Eclipse not shown on the printed list: the 11 North of October 30, 1864 @7Sco29:22. And when a solar eclipse falls within the sign of Scorpio, karmic gains and deep insights into problems are possible yet negative qualities of Scorpio may also be activated such as vengeance, retribution, hatred, jealousy, and cruelty within receptive people. Such deeply felt tendencies can be passed down through generations of participants and can be utilized by opportunists who may or may not have Civil War ancestry. All they really need are violent tendencies against humanity, a craving for power, and greed for more and more wealth.

So perhaps we can agree that through the negative tendencies of grudge-holder D. Trump, the baser qualities of the Scorpio Eclipse which influenced the Confederate Army's Surrender at Appomattox have festered through the years and have now bubbled to the surface of society in order to Make America Grieve Again. And this, as a way of creating a period of chaos, when major shifts in government, such as fascism, are easier to force into place, as history shows. In fact, the pre-war slavery-based economic system of the South was a fascist system of brutality and feudalism. And this is what Republicans are determined to re-establish in the US - an echo of Putin's Russia.

The good news for us now?

We can realize that NOW comes our opportunity to deal more fully and fairly with these unsavory influences than we did 'back in the day'. Another potential is for seeing that the current manifestations of racism, persecution, and exploitation are facets of the Aryanism of the 1930s and 1940s that has arisen to fight another day (like the South "rising again"). Therefore, another path to a brighter future for the American people is to trudge in massive numbers to the ballot box this November 5th or mail it in -- especially since SCOTUS has now delayed their Trump immunity hearing so that a resolution of the issue probably won't be announced until at least June or after the presidential election. So it looks as if the "conservative" justices will rule for Trump against democracy and the rule of law (!) which, if successful, will set our country up for a brutal dystopian monarchy with theocratic overtones that the Pilgrim Fathers could only dream of.

And maybe you've noticed the Scarlet Letter 'A' that Trumpian lawyers and Judge Scott McAfee are trying to stamp upon Fani Willis for daring to hold Trump accountable for his election interference in Georgia. She doesn't merit such a thing but they're trying anyway by way of the expansive, intrusive look at the lady's relationships allowed by Judge McAfee.

So! Perhaps a cosmic time link should be noted since Nazism rears its ugly head regularly these days: an 11 North Eclipse occurred on December 13, 1936 @22Sagittarius (conjunct Herr Trump's natal Moon/opposite his Gemini Sun on his Nodal Axis--and conjunct the 4 South Electoral College Eclipse of December 14, 2020 which inspired Trump's election-denying Big Lie). Then an 11 South Eclipse perfected on June 8, 1937 @18Gemini--conjunct Herr T's 10th house Uranus, his guiding planet of chaos, disruption, and with the eclipse: anarchy. Since Trump wasn't born until 1946, his planets are transits to the 11 North and 11 South Eclipses of 1936 and 1937. Follow the links for events.

The last 11 North manifested on January 26, 2009 @6Aquarius (conjunct US 1776 South Node during the controversial Obama presidency which riled up the racists and opened the door to Trump). The next 11 North arrives on February 6, 2027 @11Aquarius opposing the natal 12th house Pluto = Mars-Saturn midpoint picture of D. Trump; this opposition from the god of the Underworld, signifies issues of animalism vs higher aspirations, a karmic stalemate that the orange gangster has failed to improve upon all his besotted, debauched life.

Meanwhile, you'll find two previously published posts concerning President Andrew Johnson here (with a link to his natal chart) and here (concerning his 1868 impeachment, our country's first presidential impeachment).

And in case you missed it you may wish to see The Anti-Christ Has Been Identified (a video and a mild sprinkling of Astrology added).

Feb 26, 2024

The Iroquois Confederacy Eclipse repeats

Historical Virgo Eclipse Remains Influential

by Jude Cowell, partisan for the US Constitution

As most Americans know, the framework of the US Constitution (horoscope shown in bi-wheel form) was built upon the constitutional government of the Iroquois Confederacy (5 Nations +1). Taken as a sign, a Total Solar Eclipse @5Vir22:26 of August 22, 1042 marked the beginning of the Iroquois Confederacy at what is now Victor, New York. Perhaps I'm only now realizing the significance of the eclipse after the Full Moon of February 24, 2024 @5Vir23 (DC Horoscope shown) cast a bright spotlight upon my natal Saturn, a bit of a workaholic when in Virgo.

Then within the sphere of what I term a cosmic time link, this suggests that the 10 North themes manifesting on August 22, 1142 are now activated by degree in relation to constitutional and governmental concerns of our day. 10N themes are penned on the chart, and Sabian Symbols for "6 Virgo" and "6 Pisces" are listed:

So with the US Constitution involved, the SCOTUS bench, now ruminating on significant concerns affecting the future of American democracy, has a role to play and may be influenced by 10 North themes running in the background of current events. See the center of the bi-wheel for brief notes on the next manifestation of a 10 North Solar Eclipse in 2026, plus, the last 10 North of February 2008. And note that transits and progressions to the 10 North Horoscope of August 22, 1142 may be of value, especially since the US Constitution of 1787 continues to be under assault by fascistic enemies of America.

Feb 25, 2024

The Antichrist Has Been Identified

Tragically, A False Prophet Deceives the Very Elect

by Jude Cowell, a partisan for the common good

The following video presentation is intended for those with ears to hear, and perhaps not for the ultra-skeptical. But even they might profit by listening to the evidence - evidence that Trump provides himself through his words and actions which perfectly fulfill requirements for playing the role of the antichrist:

Check out 15 Bible Verses That Identify Donald J. Trump as the Antichrist:

And here's a link to the video in case it disappears from SO'W.

Plus, from the same source, there are 12 More Verses on Trump if you care to check out what is quite a large collection of evidence.

Astrologically, it's significant that 'sun god' Apollo is mentioned in the video presentation because Donald was born with asteroid Apollo rising @29Leo45 - and with royal Regulus, no less. And in an apparent flurry of self-worship, Donald's NY apartment sports a painting of Apollo added to the fact that his love of gold and money is well known, a love which everyone knows is the root of all evil. Also mentioned in the video is Trump's identification with King Cyrus the Great, a topic we've discussed here on SO'W in a previous post, if you'd care for a look.

(Full Disclosure: geni dot com informs me that Cyrus and I have in-law connections with 83 relatives between us; but don't judge--because you probably do, too).

So in closing, if I can mention two points they would be that false prophets have and will arise during the end times, and, significantly, scriptural prophecy suggests the appearance of not one but at least three antichrists for which some scholars nominate Napoleon Bonaparte and Herr Adolf as numbers one and two - death-bringers all, and Trump's models for his global take-over behavior.

Donald Trump Solar Return 2024

With my study notes messily penned on, here are two images of the Solar Return 2024 Horoscope of Donald Trump - two because I have no idea where he'll be located on June 13, 2024 (a day prior to his official birth date of June 14th). One SR 2024 Horoscope is set for Mar-A-Lago, Florida (upper right) and the other is set for New York City (lower left):

As you see, both charts show Moon-ruled Cancer rising (sign of self-protection, family, nationalism, patriotism) and shady Pisces at Midheaven ('MC') with the Saturn-Neptune pairing at or in the 10th house of Career and Public Status (see notes on this, lower right). Of note is that Trump was born with the Saturn-Neptune midpoint rising (oppressive family circumstances; a depressive environment; limitation of freedom - R. Ebertin).

Potentials of the paradoxical planetary pair include sick and/or poor people; the unhampered progress of a malady; illness; neuroses; social safety net programs; materialism vs idealism; and/or the deep (Neptune) state (Saturn) he pretends to care so much about.

Then when a SR Return Moon is in Virgo, the year spotlights concerns over details, work issues, and/or health concerns; other health indications can be seen as well. Meanwhile, SR Uranus has reached Herr T's natal Midheaven denoting changes in career, or even a new direction.

In addition, his Solar Return 2024's Sun Gemini-Moon Virgo potentials are penned on, mid-left, with both signs ruled by Mercury, planet of communications, commerce and trade, young people, the senses, travel, learning, and nervous irritation. Then descriptively, Mercury in Gemini isn't the most honest of placements for The Messenger planet but it can indicate versatility.

Feb 23, 2024

The J6 Jericho March Horoscope

by Jude Cowell, Protestant and partisan for democracy

With the traditional separation between church and state under serious attack in America, the machinations of certain evangelicals and Christian Nationalist operatives are in the news each day as they envision America becoming a restrictive, paternalistic theocracy.

Along those lines, below is an interesting horoscope showing the planets' positions on the morning (using "10 am est") of December 12, 2020, the Jericho March organization's first official effort against the corruption in politics. Then on the morning of January 6, 2021, this group of folks, inspired by Joshua fittin' the Battle of Jericho (Joshua 6), encircled the US Capitol Building, marching as it were, with high expectations that the Walls of Washington would come tumbling down. And as we can see in the horoscope, they were on a mission, led by the Scorpio Moon and with Altair the Eagle rising ("1AQ": "An Old Adobe Mission") which is way far on the Roman Catholic side for me--that influence would be Mrs. Weaver).

Well, on January 6th we saw rioters and looters for Trump, violent people climbing Capitol walls, but the walls of democracy held against the barbarians, and things didn't turn out the way Trump had hoped. He's still trying to take over though!

So see what you can make of the above horoscope. You'll notice contacts with Trump natal planets such as Sun conjunct his Moon @22Sagittarius (a sense of completion, but with his neurotic South Node nearby), his 10th house Gemini trio spotlighted by the North Node (basically his Nodal Return), and the influential Lunar Eclipse @8Gem38 of November 30, 2020 conjunct his 2 Old North Solar Eclipse (@8Gem48) while simultaneously eclipsing US 1776 Uranus, our totem planet of war and revolution (@8Gem55). And as we know, disruptive Uranus plus an eclipse is a cosmic shout-out to zealots and anarchists behaving against society.

Then for the cosmic weather of December 12, 2020, the overzealous Sun Sag-Moon Scorpio pairing tells a tale of moralistic intensity, overcritical attitudes toward weaker souls, exacting judgments, rebellion, and a tendency to condemn contrary views. Self-righteousness seems a given, yes? Which, at its worst, leads to forcing one's religion on others with tragic results.

Finally, this steamy, scalding Fire-Water blend sports an apt Image for Integration, as you might agree:

"A missionary sees himself as a secret agent for God."

(Sun Sign-Moon Sign, The Harveys #ad.)

And the themes of the 4 North Solar Eclipse at a Cardinal World Point of manifestation (00Can21) under which the Jericho March folks began their marching campaign?

Restriction, restraint, separation, illusion, obstacles, a tendency to misjudge strength and/or the situation (paraphrasing B. Brady).

So there it is: yet another facet of complexity added to the church-state crisis that We the People are currently facing, whether all of us realize it or not.

Feb 22, 2024

Biden SOTU Mar 7, 2024: An Accounting

SOTU 2024 Mercury Conjunct Hera

by Jude Cowell, partisan for democracy

As you've heard, President Biden's 2024 SOTU Address is scheduled for March 7, 2024.

Considering current events in the irksome political sphere, this should be a very engaging State of the Union, don't you think? Especially if we factor in the date of the annual address, chosen by House Speaker Mike "Moses" Johnson and his Maga comrades, for one reason because it's sandwiched between the two financial "tranches" set for March 1st and March 8th, leading to a likely Republican government shutdown atop the Maga agenda circa 2024. What a tiresome bunch of saboteurs they are. And why do these n'er-do-wells receive paychecks for their "service" to the American people?

Orating Mercury @26 Pisces: "A New Moon That Divides Its Influence." This would be SOTU 2024's Syzygy Moon @5Vir23 which manifested on February 24, 2024 - except that that, the previous lunation, was a Full Moon. Then perhaps the Sabian Symbol refers to the next New Moon coming after President Biden's Address which is the New Moon of March 10, 2024 @20Pis17. Rounded up we have a curious degree full of possibilities: "21 Pisces" = "A Little White Lamb, a Child, and a Chinese Servant." (My italics, multiple potentials.)

Here's a list of State of the Union Addresses through the years. Typically, we'll hear a list of Mr. Biden's legislative and other accomplishments which are significant and worthy of respect, despite what his backbiting opponents allege. And with SOTU 2024's messenger planet Mercury conjunct Hera, an accounting of sorts will be provided by the president.

So for your consideration, below is a dual image of the SOTU 2024 Horoscope/s set for the speculative hours of 8:00 pm EST (lower left) and 9:00 pm EST (upper right). A few of my notes are penned on the image, and of course it may be necessary to adjust the timing of the SOTU 2024 Horoscope once a correct hour has been announced:

Sun-Moon and the Quality of the Day

In closing, here are quotes from two brilliant men who were born with the Water-Air Sun Pisces-Moon Aquarius combo shared by SOTU 2024. This blend of conscious and unconscious energies reveals humanitarian motives, progressive thinking, and a tolerance for all kinds of people.

"The humblest citizen of all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error." - William Jennings Bryan.

"Life will be richer and better for all of us if we will make a journey in truth along quiet pathways of philosophy." - Manly Palmer Hall.

And finally, here's an Image for Integration supplied by The Harveys in their excellent Sun Sign-Moon Sign book (#ad) which seems applicable to our circumstances in more ways than one, so see what you think:

"A boy scout swims five miles in a campaign to raise money for the peace movement."