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Showing posts with label 2012. Show all posts
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Dec 26, 2012

The Maya Advise Us on Pole Shifts (video)

2012: Mayan Advice on Pole Shifting

by Jude Cowell

First, a blog note: the typing and publishing of this post a few minutes ago resulted in my pc acting oddly. This post published too soon and without a title. Therefore, I'm now editing a title on to it and adding this explanatory message to go along with an important message from the Maya.

If you believe there's anything to the Pole Shift-Sunspots-Venus theories being bounced around the internet, the following video may provide more insight for those who may be in a fret over such 2012 topics, or are merely curious.

Original post begins here:

With the December 28, 2012 Full Moon in Cancer bringing POTUS and Congress back to Washington DC to ostensibly continue negotiations on the 'fiscal cliff' and Bush tax break finaglings, I want to instead embed a video which may comfort some readers who've been focused on end-of-the-world issues and the Mayan Prophecies while noting that some congressmembers seem determined that this will be the end of America--a curious correlation of simultaneity there.

The following 10 min-48 sec presentation concerns the issue of a Pole Shift which has already begun (flocks of birds falling dead from the sky? beached dolphins and whales? the number of natural disasters including earthquakes increasing? intuition bubbling up from the Collective Unconscious?) and how things will pan out for mankind during and after the '30 hours of darkness' the Earth is said to be facing. Yet Earth's center will hold, they say, it's the Earth's crust that will change.

Survival suggestions include staying calm and heart-centered, and gathering our families together for Sunrise will come again though adjustments will then be necessary. It is said that the Maya have experienced and survived Pole Shifts before and if so, their advice may be what the world needs to know!

For a variety of intriguing videos visit Forbidden Knowledge TV.

Dec 19, 2012

Billionaires dumping US stocks: an End -of-2012 YOD crisis?

Okay, this is the sort of news I've been hoping not to hear--that billionaires including Warren Buffet and others are 'dumping' US stocks in some of our nation's biggest corporations such as Johnson & Johnson. You may check it out at Money News if you're interested.

And even though I know that astrological Jupiter signifies large sums of money, corporations, bankers, billionaires, and such and remains retrograde until January 30, 2013, I'd hoped that the end-of-2012 YOD pattern of crisis and turning points wouldn't indicate financial calamity such as the above linked article portends--in spite of Washington's ways.

The YOD's base is the Saturn-Pluto sextile, normally a helpful sort of aspect of 60 degrees, but the two planets involved are both considered karmic, or fated (reaping what's been sown--in the case of global financial systems, corruption, fraud, and greed)--and denote a working relationship between two planetary actors that can, if warranted, bring loss and destruction. Wealthy Pluto of the Underworld is super-avaricious, you know, and wants all the treasure.

Now tell me: have you been 'hoarding resources for potential future disasters'? Then you're feeling the Saturn-Pluto pairing at work, according to astrologer Michael Munkasey in his, Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets which adds these potentials for the Saturn-Pluto duo of energies in Politics and Business:

Thesis: restraints on destructive weapons (Congress and the White House after the recent school massacre in Newtown CT? jc); turmoil in any rigid or older structures; upsets in existing checks and balances; using secret police or military agencies.

Antithesis: secret preparations for future restrictions (so-called 'fiscal cliff' negotiations? jc); lengthy consideration of methods for removal or destruction.

Well, this is some crummy way to end 2012, isn't it? Balancing the budget precariously on the backs of the working class! Why, it's as if there are radical zealots in Washington who wants the US economy to fail! Plus, President Obama said he wouldn't accept a GOP deal that would harm the needy and elderly, but will he keep his Jupiterian promise with hard-nosed Saturn-Pluto aiming in his direction? He's looking mighty wobbly with Jupiter Rx and in the Mutable (changeable) sign of Gemini.

Now you've probably already considered the midpoint picture/s created with Saturn-Pluto pointing directly at Jupiter Rx in Gemini (sign of young people and of reporters colluding and otherwise); Jupiter simultaneously conjoins US natal Uranus @8Gem55, the radical planet of rebellion, sudden change, and disruption...I'll type them for you once again; the first potential seemingly has a positive nature so we may have to put our tattered faith in it:

Saturn-Pluto = Jupiter: favorable outcomes in the use of large expenditures of resources or energies; people with leadership and the power to dispense it; opinions about how to reclaim the use of waste products for other uses.

Saturn-Pluto = US n Uranus: sudden changes or upsets in plans related to very important activities; reforms in punishment for important crimes; the erratic or uneven use of retaliatory measures (Munkasey); now we must add this: brutal efforts to start a new order; an attack, regardless of potential losses (Tyl.)

Now if you've read this grumpy blog before today you probably know that I quite regularly complain about the power elite's determination to force a 'new world order' upon the world. Even so, I don't like to think that the last potential has anything to do with restricting gun ownership in America due to the horrific nature of the attack on the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Second Amendment notwithstanding, I won't say more but if you've fallen in with the cynicism that Washington politicians and their backers have managed to instill in many Americans, you just might understand what I mean without my having to type it for it comes under the heading of Thinking the Unthinkable.

And if the 5:10 pm LMT horoscope ('Sibly' for July 4, 1776) is correct and America's natal IC (End of the Matter; The Drain) is at the Mars-ruled Aries Point (00Ari+), then weaponry and rebellion are how our nation began--and how it will, at some point, end. For as you know, it's a natural law that the end is in the beginning...are we watching it unfold before our very eyes?

Nov 28, 2012

Horoscopes: 'Fiscal Cliff' w Full Moon Dec 28, 2012

A 'Fiscal Cliff' Resolution Around the December 28, 2012 Full Moon?

by Jude Cowell

A few days ago, Mother Jones published an enlightening article What's Happening: Fiscal Cliff Explained, in case you missed it or haven't been paying much attention to the end-of-2012 Political Theater performances about to continue on Capitol Hill.

As you know, it was Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke who coined the term "fiscal cliff" back in Summer 2011 during the last performances of America's debt and deficit crises which, thanks to the grandstanding gridlock acted out by Republicans and the Tea Party congressmen they hide behind--plus, their foils, the Democrats--our nation received its first-ever credit downgrade since records began to be kept in 1918. We can thank the GOP for that. Apparently Mr. Bernanke wished to spur Congress on to doing their jobs efficiently and stop the political-ideological stalemate but as we know, it didn't have that effect in 2011.

That this is a set up to force an unacceptable agenda upon the American people may be the case, and in fact, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr calls the "fiscal cliff" a "foolish austerity bomb" created by the US Congress with Democrats playing 'good cops' and Republicans starring as the 'bad cops'.

Now with the re-election of President Obama this November 6th, most Americans must pin hopes on his determination to protect our working class families while assuming that Congress will actually govern as per Capitol Hill tradition, yet who can say? The "fiscal cliff" (or, hill, slope, curve, whatever) won't actually take quick effect precisely at 12:00 am est on January 1, 2013, of course, but will soon become more obvious as the November 2011 sequestration cuts affect social programs, the Pentagon budget, and other programs--the dispensable and the indispensable alike--and lead us back into recession (aka, depression.) The tactics being used in Washington are like a slow austerity throttling of the US economy not unlike the European model if carried to extremes as 2013 proceeds.

Unless the White House ploy to allow the Bush tax cuts to expire on January 1, 2013 @12:00 am est and then pass new tax cuts for the 99% after we slip slide into 2013 is an honest plan.

America's Militant Mars Must Cool His Heels

Of course, astrologers know that America's natal Geminian Mars (war, action, energy, initiative, police forces, etc) turned retrograde by progression in 2006 (in Libra) while Bush was 'manning the helm' and his wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were in full swing and overtopping the national credit card, creating in large part our fiscal problems Now. The Rx period of our Mars will last approximately another 74 years--80 years all together--and it echoes the same Mars condition of Germany during their difficulties decades ago. You've probably noticed recent references by US pundits and journalists to the Weimar Republic (natal chart data given below), begun by the socialist revolution of 1918 which preceded by two decades Hitler's rise to power in the 1930s. (That's a second mention of 1918 in this post.)

Now political pundits on my TV say that even the GOP doesn't want sequestration to take effect for it would slash our military budget though I suspect it has as much to do with their share holding status in weapons companies and other war-profitting endeavors as it does maintaining America's hold on global territories and the natural resources and antiquities of other nations. Feel free to disagree, but there it is.

Horoscopes shown: January 1, 2013 12:00 am est ('Fiscal Cliff'/Tax Cuts Expire) and December 28, 2012's Full Moon

Before we consider the horoscope of the December Full Moon, let's view the later horoscope for January 1, 2013 at 12:00 am est, set for the Capitol Building. The chart's Midheaven @8Can16 (MC = The Goal; Aspirations) highlights the December 28, 2012 Full Moon, and I believe the Full Moon chart (below) shows most clearly the "fiscal cliff" potential and what is so far another congressional stalemate as a major YOD pattern (crisis; turning point; crossroads; special task; karmic opportunity) involving Jupiter Rx(planet of money, bankers, generals, professors, priests, beliefs, ideals, and ideologies); Jupiter also happens to conjoin US natal Uranus 8Gem55 placing both planets at apex in the YOD configuration with a Saturn-Pluto sextile at its base.

Since Full Moon phases bring culmination or fulfillment, perhaps the January 1, 2013 expiration (sunsetting) of the Bush tax cuts with tax increases for All, and the purposefully engineered "fiscal cliff" threat, may not be addressed by our barely functioning Congress until around December 28th or in the few days prior to New Year's Day 2013--or after. Our political thespians do like to keep We the People on the edge of cliffs of all kinds, don't they?

Actually, investing Jupiter doesn't perform his Direct Station (when financial matters can move forward) until January 30, 2013 @6Gem19 (in the foundational 4th house of the chart set for DC.) Tr Jupiter will again conjoin US n Uranus 8:55, a favorable time for politics, finances, and group endeavors (more on this transit, below.)

Image above: January 1, 2013 12:00 am est Capitol Building Washington DC; Hour of Mars; Mercury @00Cap57 (a Cardinal Point of Manifestation which spotlights Winter Solstice 2012 with Sun 00Cap00:00) disposits Jupiter and is out-of-bounds of the Earthly plane--plans beyond reason? Intellectual folk working alone? Unusual accomplishments? Unlawful trading? Journalists out of the loop? All, none, or other?

Below you see the chart of the December 28, 2012 Full Moon @7Can05 (conjunct Fixed Star Mirzam (The Announcer; rises before Sirius which you see in the 8th H of Finances, Credit, Debt, Shared Resources, and Transformation--its Cancer cusp indicates changes/fluctuations and the stock market may be very upset by then. Plus, the 8th cusp and the Full Moon are snugged within America's natal planets in Cancer: Venus, Jupiter, Sun (3--14 Cancer) which may show that eventually We the People will be pleased with the results of this latest manufactured embroilment on Capitol Hill--as long as upper class toffs begin paying more of a fair share. Markets may improve as well once the fiscal dust settles.)

Yet There's Trouble Before We Rest

Yes, it's an Hour of Mars, planet of conflict, and the ASC @8Sag33 brings up Royal Star Antares (quarrels, suspicions, violence) opposite Aldebaran (military leadership, courage, warmongering) which sets with Jupiter 8Gem07 Rx, tr Midas, tr Pan, and US natal Uranus--quite a fiscal and political pile-up. The December 2012 Full Moon is the Syzygy Moon (last lunation prior) of the January 1, 2013 'fiscal cliff' horoscope, shown above.

More Chart Details:

This Full Moon perfects at 5:21:10 am est; horoscope set for the Capitol Building Washington DC; Hour Mars (@1AQ52 Mars energizes US Inaugural Sun 00AQ+ or, in 2013: 1AQ+, 'the president'); Mars is in 2nd H of our National Treasury, Values, and Earning Ability indicating initiating action and a potential for conflict in these matters; chart-ruler Jupiter is weakened, his beneficence delayed in the preparatory 6th H @8Gem07 of Military and Police Service, Work, and Health, and conjoins by transit US n Uranus 8Gem55, an extended period of independent actions and thoughts when involvement in group endeavors or causes may bring gains as our personal networks expand.

Difficulties and adjustments come from a very close Sun-Jupiter inconjunct (1A01) showing potential for generosity to the point of wastefulness, rigid legalisms, relationship problems, and/or making promises that are hard if not impossible to keep (so typical of politicians and other Jupiterians.) Given Washington's purposefully engineered 'fiscal cliff' scenario, the 'promises' may relate to social programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.

As you see, the Sun also applies to conjoin powerful, wealthy Pluto (2A06) (the power behind the throne) and forms a helpful sextile with authoritative Saturn (2A09.) The Sun-Pluto combo denotes policy changes foreign or domestic, influence coming from crime organizations and from plutocrats, extreme amounts of corruption, and/or the use of secret police to control others. A Sun-Saturn sextile shows a tendency to be careless over large expenditures and programs, yet uncompromisingly penny wise-pound foolish over smaller matters. Limits and boundaries are of prime concern with this sextile so Washington's usual overstepping tendencies may be held in check, at least for a while.

Yes, the pairing of Sun-Jupiter relates to our national reputation on the world stage, religious or philosophical concepts that tie our country to predetermined outcomes (congressional sequestration; the Norquist no-tax-increase pledge, disadvantageous trade deals, etc), and/or an executive leader battling the justice system of a nation (because of Election Day 2012 re-counts or fraud? Other?) This Full Moon casts a silvery reflection upon January 1, 2013 at 12:00 am est when the foolhardy, unaffordable 'Bush tax cuts' are set to expire (as originally set up in 2001) unless a lame duck session in December is used by the president in some way, or a deal is made to fight that fight in 2013 while extending in 2012 much-needed tax cuts for those with incomes under a certain amount such as $250,000 for a couple.

As you know, tax cut monies the Middle Class and workers receive are soon put back into the economy while additional funds for the wealthy only sit sunning on a Cayman Islands beach while having a cocktail and good belly laugh over the forcing the fallacy of 'trickle down economics" on us again.)

Jupiter orbits faster than quirky Uranus as chart-ruler is involved in an applying sextile with 4th H Uranus (Uranus = radical reformers and zealots when in Mars-ruled Aries) denoting valuable opportunities for success and growth which may be presented by those of a different generation. This condition echoes the generational conflicts and uprisings the world now experiences through the Uranus-Pluto Cardinal square. Original, adventurous ideas are indicated by the Jupiter-Uranus sextile in fields such as teaching, politics, philosophy, finances, science, religion, and astrology though some of those affected by this sextile may become resentful and harshly critical of others even though it's the beam in their own eyes that need attention. The Republican Party comes to mind.

Planning Mercury @25Sag10, ruler of 7th and 10th Hs, is in 1st H and in Nodal degree (fated or karmic; NN-SN @25Sco-Tau29 across the 6/12 axis); Mercury rules commerce and trade as well as communications and is related to stock markets, with the Nodal axis related to encounters and to future and past directions. And since Mercury and the separative SN are inconjunct (need for adjustments), we may expect a falling back on past behaviors ('debt-default crisis' of August 2011?) at SN even though such neurotic behavior does the American people no good and may further undermine our country's future.

Now as you see, there is a Kite pattern in the chart (a Grand Trine, plus) with the Sun-Moon opposition of the Full Moon part of the high-flying picture. In fact, Sun and Pluto make up the nose while the Moon is the Kite's tail and is conjunct, as noted, Fixed Star, Mirzam (aka, Murzims; Beta Canis Major: carrying a message--Brady) which may relate to a message from We the People directed toward our government, or a message concerning a myriad of various things as conflicts turn up (Jupiter square Chiron) and the oppressive, violent Plutocracy duo of Pluto and Chiron, here in an opportunistic sextile aspect, keeps 'its' finger on the public pulse and contacts us through spokesmen/women who, though they may wish to hide it, are agents for the promotion of global governance more than they are American politicians with We the People's interests on top of their to-do list.

Now since chart-ruler Jupiter is retrograde, the delays and stalling it causes will be mitigated or released once the planet's Direct Station occurs on January 30, 2013, as noted. Applying Jupiter forms an inconjunct with the Sun 7Cap05 (1A01), a square with Chiron (2A14), a sextile with Uranus (3A24), and a helpful trine with Mars (6A14.) If we take the Sun to signify President Obama, we see that he will meet with Pluto of the plutocrats and/or, the underworld, by year's end. A Sun-Jupiter inconjunct shows those who must be on guard for opportunists using the ideas of others as their own; taking over what should be the responsibilities of others may be evident, and moderation in all things is advised.

At MC (The Goal), we find America's problematic n Neptune 22Vir25 and our Progressed Neptune 26Vir12 Rx, too. This places Us natal Mars 22Gem in 7th H of Partnerships and brings with it the difficult Mars-Neptune square our nation is famous for: misdirected energy; unconscious motivations; self-deception; the fog of war.)

Now you see the Kite pattern with the Full Moon as Kite's tail; Sun and Pluto are at its head with restrictive saturn ruling both, plus the 2nd H of Earning Ability and Resources, while Saturn himself @9Sco15 is posited in 11th H of Hopes/Wishes, Groups and Associations. Mars 1AQ52 in 2nd H is ruled (or, co=-ruled with Uranus) by Saturn as well and has just conjoined US Inaugural Sun, a time of increased energy and determination for the president.

As you know, Kite configurations are modified Grand Trines and are indicative of success--a 'creative outpouring' is possible (B. Tierney.)

So what of the midpoint pictures found in the December 28, 2012 Full Moon horoscope with which we end Year 2012? Let's list them with a few details and include the YOD's base, the Saturn-Pluto sextile, for a fuller explanation.

Let's close by detailing a few of the primary midpoint pictures formed by planetary patterns (YODs, T-Squares, etc) in the Full Moon chart and other pictures with planets or points at apex--details are gleaned from Noel Tyl and/or Reinhold Ebertin--any, all, or none may apply but notice the last picture, the one that most concerns me about events of the last few years and Washington's entire 'fiscal cliff' scheming:

T-Square--Sun-Saturn = Jupiter: fortunate separations (from Over Grover and The Pledge?); good fortune of old, ill, or serious persons.

Sun-Saturn = US n Uranus: crises; unusual circumstances; fluctuating attitudes; separation; imprisonment; seclusion; mourning.

YOD pictures--Saturn-Pluto = Jupiter: adoption of the austere (White House agrees to 'entitlement' reforms that harm the weakest among us?); trying to save what's left; trouble with authority.

Saturn-Pluto = US n Uranus: brutal efforts to start a new order; an attack regardless of potential losses; sudden violence.

Weimar Republic natal data: November 9, 1918 1:30 pm CET Berlin, Germany; source: Campion's The Book of World Horoscopes and historical record.

Nov 23, 2012

Dec 21 2012 and McKenna's Time Wave Zero Theory (video)

Here's a video suitable for the approach of December 21, 2012, if you're fretful or merely curious:

Featured is consciousness explorer Terrence McKenna (1946--2000), the ancient I Ching, and McKenna's Time Wave Zero theory which he used for predictions and by which he implies a re-birthing point on December 21, 2012, with the I Ching's 64 hexagrams repeating 64 times throughout history.

For further reading you may wish to try this.

Oct 23, 2012

Sep 17, 2012

Romney on secret video talks Poor Voters (MoJo video) w Jupiter-Neptune

Why Does Mitt Run? Or, The Love of Money Really Is the Root of All Evil

by Jude Cowell

Yes, America's welfare society is an awful thing especially when our nation has been gutted for decades by Those Who Would Privatize social institutions for their own profit and gain. But to me, a welfare society isn't as awful as allowing American citizens, women, children, the disabled, the elderly, and the disenfranchised from their jobs and their homes to wander our streets and huddle under bridges until death takes them by the hand and gets them out of the way of Social Darwinists and Objectivists like Romney, Paul Ryan, the Koch Brothers, and their comrades in arms, both here and abroad.

Below, you may hear the opinion of Mitt 'Mr. Offshore to China' Romney on the abstract (for him) topic of America's poor and struggling ones and how he knows they'll automatically vote for Barack Obama. Well, duh.

So thanks, Mother Jones for secretly recording this well-heeled heel with a corporate bottomline for a heart:

Astro-Note: as you may know, I've typed quite a bunch here on Mitt Romney's natal planets in Pisces, sign of the Two Fish which can either swim upward toward a Higher Purpose, or downward toward selfish materialism and ultimate loss. Pisces can be creatively inspired and compassionate or the victimizer of anyone he sees as beneath him in the ocean of life while indulging a penchant for negative escapism into sailing mode, horse dabbling, or whatever past time holds social status for him or that creates more wealth.

Tax-dodger Romney was born on March 12, 1947 when Sun, Mercury, and Mars were in Pisces which is ruled by wealthy corporation-forming Jupiter and sub-ruled by fraudulent yet sometimes inspired Neptune. As a pair, Jupiter and Neptune may signify religious fervor, yes, but together they also represent culprits and crooks such as speculators, swindlers, wastrels, spend thrifts, and those who love to make money by spinning grand schemes out of little or nothing into vague plans and enterprises that need rubes and pawns beneath them to play fall guys and scapegoats. And of course, the bubbly concept and use of inflation is their natural way of being.

Therefore, Mr. Romney thinks, plans, and communicates like a nebulous Pisces (Mercury), acts and begins things like a Pisces (Mars), and has a Piscean personality, ego, essence, and purpose (Sun) which describes what the American people will get if he somehow fishily finagles the presidency. And with natal Moon and Jupiter closely conjoined in corporate, big business, secretive, controlling Scorpio, Mitt's emotional needs are highly conflated with such Scorpionic, Jupiterian themes where there are no limits to his vision.

Yes, Mitt the Fish sure is angling for the Oval Office and salivating over all the goodies that come with it!

Good reading pre-November 6th: Voter Suppression: Coming to a State Near You?

Then if you're curious about what Mittens is going through now (due to his own inadequacies and dearth of genuine qualities for leadership), here's Mitt Romney's September Challenge.

And while we're on the topic of what Romney wants to do with our poorer and weaker Americans, let's remember the following snippet from FDR's Inaugural Address of January 20, 1937--the first time the Oath of Office was taken on that date rather than in early March (which morphed US natal Sun--the leader--from Pisces into Aquarius:

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little."

By such a humanitarian standard, a Romney presidency would result in the very opposite of karmic progress for America by further reducing even the most basic support for those of us who have too little, many of whom are victims of greedy corporatists like Bainster Mitt Romney.

Sep 6, 2012

2012 noms: Romney Moon-Neptune--Obama Moon/SN

2012 Nominations: Romney = Moon-Neptune, Obama = Moon/SN

by Jude Cowell

Since in America the astrological Moon signifies We the People, the public, and publicity and is an excellent timer of human activity, let's consider the Moon-Neptune combo of August 30, 2012 under which Mitt Romney accepted his party's nomination for president along with tonight's lunar portents as President Obama accepts the Democratic nomination of his party in Charlotte, NC. Both Neptune and the Nodes relate to public contacts/encounters and, the masses and media.

Mitt Romney's Moon-Neptune conjunction in early Pisces is supported by his progressions for SP Moon at SP MC is opposed by his SP Neptune and I blogged last week about this synchronicity--that the Mormon hierarchy is at the base of his aspiration to be president (SP Moon = MC @'11Aries" = "The President of the Country") though I may not have mentionedclearly enough that Neptune's relationship to falsehoods, fraud, lies, and deceit are found in many news reports, blogs, articles, and fact-checkers' conclusions concerning RNC 2012 which spouted little reality or truth as it attempted to frame issues and present a one-sided picture of the president's term in office.

Romney's SP Moon to SP MC perfects on October 3, 2012, date of the first presidential debate:

So what about tonight's DNC event? Is a Moon/South Node (of the Moon) combination a beneficial imprint under which the president will accept his party's nomination?

As you know, the SN of any planet has a Saturnian quality indicating such things as separation, isolation, and the past--so will the American people prefer to separate themselves from President Obama in November 2012--to"break up" with him, as Republicans now advise? If the approval shown during Bill Clinton's exalted nomination of Barack Obama last evening--and the excited reception of other excellent speakers such as Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and activist for women's rights Sandra Fluke--are indications, then We the People already have our presidential dance partner for January 2013, thanks, and he does not fly a Cayman Islands flag on his luxury yacht nor does he dance with horses!

Now a Moon/SN conjunction does have a Moon-Saturn tone, yes, but it can also be a 'direction-strategy-ambition' marker (Tyl), plus, it shows one who must achieve without cooperation from others (such as that of obstructionist Tea Party members of the House and GOP leaders determined to undermine yet another Democratic president--Rs really are sore losers, aren't they?) Plus, when well-managed, Moon/SN denotes one who is capable of well-planned, concentrated, disciplined efforts. And just like Mr. Clinton last evening, this describes someone I have in mind: President Barack Obama. To paraphrase Mr. Clinton last night, no president including himself could clear up the 8-year economic mess left by Republicans in only four years.

Now Moon/SN also indicates bad timing and separative circumstances of a karmic nature so I'm seeing this duo--which conjoins and stimulates the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse 00Gem20 conjunct Alcyone ('something to cry about'; lots of rain; exile; evacuation)--as a picture of the president's acceptance speech tonight being held at the smaller venue of the TIME-Warner Cable arena due to expected thunderstorms around Charlotte which would possibly necessitate a huge and difficult evacuation unless moved indoors, for the venue change will bump thousands of audience members off the attendance list and make them a little grumpy, I imagine.

And thanks to America's ridiculously over-done, clownishly irrational security measures--even though it may be raining like the dickens umbrellas allowed.

Yet we'll ALL be super-grumpy if President Obama is re-elected and Republicans continue their self-serving no-compromise act of non-governing in what I think is an attempt to collapse America:

Yes, certain mysterious and secret forces do like to keep We the People riled up against one another, aka, divided and conquered.


Speaking of Election Day 2012, for more Political Astrology you may wish to view a few astro-notes on the karmic Solar Eclipse of November 13, 2012 @22Scorpio which conjoins US natal 12th cusp of Politics in our Declaration of Independence natal horoscope:


Sep 5, 2012

The Taurean Moon of Bill Clinton at DNC 2012

Since this is the closest hint I can find concerning former President Bill Clinton's nomination of President Barack Obama for a second term tonight in Charlotte, NC I set up a horoscope for 10:30 pm edt and found the Moon 17Tau21 rising (ASC 17:08), a handy way for on-the-payroll astrologers to time an important even that requires major publicity. We saw the 5-6-degreed Taurus Moon rising last evening at DNC 2012 as well (previous post) which hinted at the evening's themes of Home, Family, Nurturance, Security, Military Families' Needs, Gardening, etc, and spotlighting First Lady Michelle Obama.

But tonight, it's Bill Clinton's turn to shine, though on behalf of Mr. Obama, and he will with his sensual Taurus Moon @20Tau18 in natal 8th house of Shared Resources, Big Business, and High Finance. (His natal MC--The Goal--conjoins US natal Jupiter 5Can56 (July 4, 1776) with the Sabian Symbol for '6Can' being descriptive of Washington then and now: "Game Birds Feathering Their Nests."

with his natal Moon exalted in Taurus and ruled by lovely Venus, Mr. Clinton's Taurean Moon gives him a placid emotional nature--though he's perhaps a bit on the stubborn side emotionally--and lots of common sense for handling finances; it's also known as the 'green thumb' position (Sakoian) which I find amusing because of his habit of pointing his thumb at audiences and TV cameras during speeches. Wonder if he'll do so tonight?

Sept 5, 2012 Charlotte, NC 10:30 pm edt

Now in Charlotte, the Moon rises around 10:30 pm edt this evening which according to the article linked above is just about when The Man From Hope will be speaking or will be about to begin his remarks (after the address of Elizabeth Warren who, being a woman, is also signified by tonight's rising Moon in Taurus, a money sign. This blogger wishes her well in her Senate bid. The American people need her advocacy on our behalf.) The Roll Call vote for Obama'as nomination is set for about 11:00 pm so Clinton's speech should wind up by or just before then yet as we know from experience, the DNC 2012 program may run long with Bill about the place.

As for Bill Clinton's Lunar Return during DNC 2012, it perfects in Charlotte on Thursday September 6, 2012 @4:27:37 am edt--with Barack Obama's natal Sun in Leo rising!--yet Luna has sailed past a beneficial trine with the Sun 14Vir09 (6S09); this Lunar Return horoscope shows some health concerns (as does his recent Solar Return and transits) with two minor appying aspects--semi-square Uranus and sesqui-square Pluto

so hopefully Bill won't be partying all night long! One would have to check all his Lunar Returns for the year for more conclusive health information along with transits, progressions, his Venus Return since Venus is his natal chart-ruler (ASC 5Lib30, and his current Mars Return as well.

One more thing about DNC 2012: there's a 'political propaganda-secret information' trio in force this week and I shall type out for you its potentials since Mars is at apex and also conjoins Pres. Obama's natal Neptune, planet of secrets, the media, and the masses--any, all, or none may apply:

Mercury-Pluto = Mars (@8Sco44): attacking issues without reservation; acting confidently; sharp criticism; indefatigability; the desire to attack others; a blackmailer.

Mercury-Pluto = BHO's n Neptune: cunning; slander; pursuit of peculiar plans; overdoing issues wears out one's welcome. (Ebertin; Tyl.)

Sep 4, 2012

DNC Sep 4, 2012: Michelle Obama Rises with Tonight's Taurean Moon

by Jude Cowell

If only I had time now to post on the speech/introduction by Michelle Obama tonight at DNC 2012 in the TIME-Warner Cable arena in Charlotte, NC with a comforting Taurean Moon precisely on the horizon at 10:00 pm edt (as I have been told by Current TV this morning.) Perhaps the hour will be changed or be delayed, plus, in yesterday's post about the gaveling in of DNC 2012 I used '2:00 pm edt' to 'match' the time that RNC 2012 opened Aug 28 in Tampa, FL, as I was told.

Busy day here today! and I'm certain that you your very self can set up a horoscope for Mrs. Obama's speech tonight and view Moon 5Tau11 = ASC 5Tau46 which emphasizes the unconsicous (karmic) degree of '5Tau' and of '6Tau.'

Our First Lady will focus on Home, Family, Children, Security, Domestic Conditions, all 4th house stuff (supported by a 4th H Venus in Cancer but opposing US natal Pluto, the plutocrats and Underworld elements), and the nurturance of the Taurean Moon (the public; publicity; a woman; womens's issues; the public feeling comfy with Michelle Obama as she talks about societal conditions including nutrition and soldiers' families, gardening, our mood: earthy, building), and re-introduces her community worker husband to the American people.

'6Tau' = "A Bridge Being Built Across a Gorge" emotional appeal for popularity and recognition; Pres. Obama may be said to be signified by Chiron, the Priest and Healer, for he is in the midst of his 5-fer Chiron Return and has natal Chiron 5Pis19 Rx in 1st house of Self, a signature of a healer or guru or one who follows a guru. Tell me it isn't Ayn Rand. Probably Joe Biden.

What we must judge is: is his the path across the 'bridge' to the future that we wish to trod? We for the most part followed Bill Clinton.

Or should we accept Romney-Ryabn's Austerity Path ('plan' they won't fully divulge until the trap srings shut on Jan 21, 2013 noon est Cap Bldg) to what they misname "Properity" which intends prosperity and more perks for the upper class and penury and loss for anyone who gets in their warmongering way.

Update 4:55 pm edt: a keen reader informed me earlier that DNC 2012 gavels in today at 5:00 pm edt...thanks for the info! In Charlotte, NC that means that critical-crisis degrees ('20Cap-20Can') are rising/setting which denotes a last-minute glitch perhaps and definitely the vise in which politicians and international bankers have placed the people, both here and abroad.

Sep 2, 2012

Aug 31, 2012 a Magnificent Solar Flare and a Full Moon

In keeping with my overly-busy schedule (and your own, no doubt!) here is a day-late SpaceWeather News Alert concerning Friday August 31, 2012, the day of the mystical Full Moon @8Pis34 when Fed chairman Ben Bernanke made his stock-market-lifting remarks after the Fed's Jackson Hole, Wyoming meeting about how the Fed "could do more" for the US economy, and a day after Mitt Romney's gift-more-billions-to-yacht-owners acceptance speech at RNC 2012...with huge amounts of gas emitted all around and perhaps someone's explosive temper erupting as well. For after all:

As Above, So Below, yo!

Space Weather News for Sept 1, 2012

MAGNIFICENT ERUPTION: On August 31st, a magnetic filament on the sun erupted in spectacular fashion, producing a long-duration solar flare, a coronal mass ejection (CME) and one of the most beautiful movies of an explosion ever recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The CME propelled by the blast might deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field in the days ahead.

Check for movies, forecasts and updates.

SOLAR FLARE ALERTS: Would you like a call when explosions on the sun are underway? Solar flare alerts are available by text and by voice.#

Note: magnetic activity in the days ahead? Well, that synchronizes with DNC 2012 in Charlotte, NC, September 4-6! And also with Mitt Romney's lamentable lack of magnetism while President Obama has scads of it even though our US natal Neptune (illusions; disappointment; deception) continues its link to his natal Mars (motivation; action; energy) in that 'rockstar' kind of way!

You may wish to scroll down the sidebar a ways for links to previous astro-political posts concerning DNC 2012 and RNC 2012, or type in a few words into the Google Search Bar. And who knows what you may find if you're Feelin' Lucky!

Here's a Search Suggestion: 'Geomagnetic Megastorm Sep 2 1859'.

Aug 31, 2012

8.31.12 Fairy Dust of a Pisces Full Moon

Full Moon Friday with the Virgo-Pisces Axis Emphasized

by Jude Cowell (coh' wull)

Friday August 31, 2012: a Full Moon at 8 Pisces 34 perfects at 9:58 am edt and as you know, Full Moons are the culmination or fulfillment stage of something begun two weeks earlier during the New Moon, the seeding stage. This time that would be the New Moon of August 17, 2012 @25Leo08 which opposed US natal Moon in Aquarius, sign of the Water-Bearer.

With this month's cosmic emphasis within the Collective Unconscious shifting from Sun-ruled Leo to Jupiter-Neptune-ruled Pisces, we see our nation's evolutionary progress toward this week's RNC 2012 in Tampa, Florida when Republican candidate Mitt Romney finally was privileged ("humbled," he said) to accept his party's nomination for president of the United States.

And as part of a years-long cycle, Friday's publicity-infused Full Moon reflects a sense of fulfillment for Mr. Romney's recurring dream of presidential leadership by sprinkling fairy dust upon his three natal placements in Pisces: Sun, Mercury, and Mars which, as stated here previously, gives him a Piscean solar essence, ego, and personality (his arrogance and conceit may be quite unconscious!), thought processes and communication style, and Piscean-laced motivations which he uses for business since Pisces can be a successful, creative business-oriented sign as well as a user of deception or obfuscation (and a warmonger which I believe is what we have here--but aren't all our presidents anymore?)

Also, making a fortune by saddling people and companies with massive debt, then blithely sailing away with millions in 'profits' is a good example of the dualism of Pisces. But it does not illustrate a good business model for a White House CEO who says he wishes to "save" an entire country already on the ropes, some of which he and his cronies knotted themselves.

That Pisces rivals Scorpio as the Zodiac's most secretive sign, you also know and it's no surprise that Mitt Romney is known for not telling all he knows, thinks, does, or intends to do. He's a grand-schemes-speculations-Jupiter-Neptune kind of guy who loves to yacht about under a Cayman Islands flag!

So with President Obama's natal Sun and Mercury in the royal sign of Leo the Lion, his newsworthiness has naturally been on the wane somewhat the last two weeks due to the lead-up of mass publicity (Moon) to RNC 2012, Mitt Romney's nom acceptance speech (8.30.12 @10:36 pm edt Tampa, FL), and to the oceanic sign's fishy involvement in a slow-moving yet very destructive Hurricane Isaac which has dumped tons of water on lovely New Orleans for which I feel the compassion of my Pisces Moon. And because of a 'split-off' storm, Charleston, S.C. (one of my favorite southern cities for its beauty and charm, but not for its slavemarket history) has flooded, and for this I am truly sad for the good people there as well as in New Orleans--now suffering grievously again on the 7th anniversary of *Hurricane Katrina!

Yes, it seems that the current Solar Eclipse from May 20, 2012 @00Gem20--conjunct the difficult star Alcyone ('something to cry about'; exile; suffering; refugeeism--or just lots of rain) is bringing America travails and loss as the Tail of the Dragon (South Node of the Moon, ruler of oceans' tides @00Gem00 and as of last evening has twisted itself backwards into 29Scorpio conjunct US Inaugural 2009 Moon @29Sco45, we the people) swipes across the waters and the land, and conjoins the May 20th Solar Eclipse's degree which carries the energies of crying Alcyone.

Well, that's much of what I wish to say for now on the topic of Friday's Full Moon in Pisces for I felt impelled to type something here at SO'W since its degree falls upon my natal Moon.

Hmm...think the lunation might just Make My Day? Maybe I'll just consult with the nearest long as it doesn't answer me back, right?


*Hurricane Katrina came ashore at Burras, LA on August 29, 2005 but George W. Bush didn't want his plans and activities interrupted by presidentin'. Dubya was busy having birthday cake in Texas with John McCain, if memory serves.

Aug 29, 2012

RNC 8.29.12 Paul Ryan to speak tonight

And Yet They Go On Speaking Without Saying Anything...

by Jude Cowell

Let me be the nostalgic one this Dad (b. 1908) had a favorite joke after watching political speeches on TV...What's he sayin'? He ain't sayin'...which for me sums up the narrow scope of the Mitt Romney 2012 campaign for president and the hidden cards Mitt is keeping guarded so close to his vest.

Therefore, there seems to be little reason for the GOP to continue conventioning in Tampa, Florida this week (except for the dancin' babes!) since the nominee's name is known--but would someone please clue in Gov. Chris Christie that the nominee isn't him--for he seemed to think so during his 'keynote address' last evening which was mostly about him and more him, and not about a grim-faced Mitt Romney at all. Yet Republicans now appear in their costly 3-day PR ad to promote Mitt and the GOP 2012 platform which if implemented will completely undermine women's health and financial prospects 'going forward' and do more damage besides. Gotta rip up that social safety net they call the New Deal!

Conflicting Messages, Anyone?

Well, as you noticed Tuesday night, Ann Romney spoke before Gov. Cristie and she said it was all about LOVE, then Christie spoke and poo-pooed LOVE and said, No, it's all about RESPECT. His Mama drummed that into him you see, and it sounds as if little Chris must have been born with a retrograde Saturn for he asserted last evening that Mom drove and Dad was only a passenger. Too much personal info? Agreed!

And yet I heard on Current TV today that Mr. Romney expects his VP pick, Rep. Paul Ryan, to perform in a similar fashion tonight: to talk about his past and growing up in a small town. If Ryan complies, will it make for a riveting address from Mr. Austerity Plan himself? We'll have to see...of one thing we may be fairly certain--few details of a proposed Romney presidency will emerge but generalities will be star of the show. Hmm. Must be quite a disturbing political platform--even worse than we fear--when politicans with microphones and cameras pointed at them keep mum about details to keep from frightening folks away from even Republican voting booths!

Well, here's a previous, brief astro-peek at Paul Ryan's Sun-Moon personality blend with a few other notes besides.

But wait! Aren't you missing a certain austerity-minded Republican at RNC 2012 so far? Me, too. Wonder where they're keeping Eric Cantor? Will he turn up in Tampa? Too many strippers on the scene? Then you may wish to check out a few astro-notes concerning Cantor along with the planetary transits of the 2011 "debt talks" on Capitol Hill, location of America's primary Political Theater venue.

You remember the financial drama of 2011: where the Republican Party was oh-so-willing to drive the US economy over bankruptcy's cliff just to make their favorite (obsessive) point that a half-black fella simply doesn't deserve to live in a White House and play the role of US president.

Aug 28, 2012

Does voting Mercury's Station Rx on 11.06.12 tell of a false flag op?

Mercury, planet of voting and ballots, unhelpfully performs a Station Retrograde at 6:03 pm edt on Election Day 2012 (Nov 6) as it strongly opposes President Obama's natal Moon in Gemini--an opposition to his wishes.

Can this be a cosmic indication of an Obama-staged false flag operation meant to disrupt the November 6th election and thus keep him in power?

Well, someone writing for the Canada Free Press seems to think it's possible. And yet...since Mercury will oppose the president's natal Moon (reigning need--Tyl), any terrorist attack on US soil could very well plop a political fly into the DHS ointment, a fly that buzzes even more loudly as an anti-Obama plan with a Rovian flair!

Remember how the Bush-Cheney-Rove gang and the DHS trotted out threatening Osama bin Laden tapes--modified though they may have been--just before election time? Well, unfondly so do I for it swayed many gullible voters into accepting more misfortunes under a warmongering Republican White House. And you know what a financial boondoggle fighting wars on credit card is for the American people for the misguided, misdirected US government is still doing it as if expecting a different outcome!

RNC 8.28.12 and the Spirit of Margaret Sanger

Today, August 28, 2012, the belated RNC 2012 opens with the presidential nomination of Willard Mitt Romney and the adoption of the austere, hard-hearted, poverty increasing platform of the Republican Party. Let the longed-for catapulting of American women back to 18th and 19th century social and economic conditions begin, say Mitt and the gang!

Since the GOP has its raptor's eye upon both women's reproductive rights and financial prospects for the future, it must be a grand day for the Todd Akin, Paul Ryan, and the rest of the mysoginistic party of Mitt Romney who intends to act as White House mouthpiece and propaganda-catapulter (as George W. Bush so ably summed up his presidential role) as soon as the moving van is loaded and heads, he hopes, for Washington D.C.

Now what astrological factors might we consider which include the confluence of Romney, the GOP, American women, and the cosmic portents of the day? Why, it's something quite basic and yet a major clue for what GOPers intend to force upon this country and it may be at least partially described within the Sun-Moon blend details for August 28, 2012: Sun in finnicky Virgo and the Moon reaching 00AQ00 at around 1:40 pm edt (horoscope set for Tampa, Florida.)

Later in the evening, the Moon in Aquarius will oppose the natal Moon position of Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood among other accomplishments and human foibles (as mentioned in an earlier post.) Sanger's (nee Higgins) birth data is as follows:

September 14, 1879 2:30 am Corning, NY; ASC 13Leo42; MC 2Tau37; Sun 21Vir06; Moon 25Leo37; a 'New Age thinking' Mercury-Uranus conjunction in health-conscious Virgo gave her willful genius and original ideas ahead of their time, and a Mars-Pluto conjunction gave strength, force, and power to her actions and motivations which made her a formidable lady. One arrow in her quiver I must denounce, however, is her adherence to eugenics (engineering human anatomy in order to "improve" it by weeding out those who are considered "unfit" for parental duties and are thus excluded from reproduction.) We see this today with politicians who have the survival of the fittest mentality (aka, Social Darwinianism), and some of them adopted a political platform this very day although they attempt to veil its draconianism. Frankensteinian, Aryan, Anglo-Saxon--whatever you wish to call it, the crude concept seems devilish to me though Sanger did denounce the "aggressive and lethal Nazi ideology" that fueled their eugenics 'research' (aka, torture) with its 'life unworthy of life' motto.

How's that slogan for illustrating psychopathic high-handedness? Think to 'stand in for' God much? Certain theocrats are in high gear tonight in Tampa, partying with Plutocrats and salivating over taking control of America's helm again. Why, the presidency and the White House are so close, Mitt and Paul can fairly taste them!!

8.28.12: Moon to 00AQ00 conjoins US presidential Suns of January 20th

First, check out Margaret Sanger's bio and natal chart here if you wish. Now let's talk about the Sun Vir-Moon AQ blend for today's RNC 2012 opening, nomination of Romney, and platform adoption along with a few quotes from two men who share this blend natally while remembering that these flavors are hereby imprinted upon the Republican Party and their plans for America forever more--will we reject their regressive, backward efforts on November 6th or will we embrace the dusty past?

Sun Vir-Moon AQ is an Earth-Air combo of energies which can be innovative, efficient, and above all, rational. Practical idealists, these jokers aren't playing around and many plans have been laid for the implementation of their ideas and vision which, though they appeal to fundamentalist religious types, contain additional requirements which will have even the most conservative Christians wondering where Truth went as they look back on the glowing promises of RNC 2012.

Yet we know that losing touch with the emotional and compassionate side of life leads to becoming 'dry as dust' and this is a danger that GOPers think doesn't matter at all once they're ensconced in power, for at the moment, all seems rosy. Later it will be a different story if the 'Republic Party' should finagle the White House and/or take over Capitol Hill one more time (when will we ever learn that these self-interested, detached from normal human contact Vulcans are unfit themselves--unfit to rule over an inclusive society of decent people who know that yes, we are indeed our brothers' keepers?)

Sun Vir-Moon AQ (with humanitarian Aquarius being the sign of our US natal Moon of July 4, 1776, aka, we the people) is a blend of the progressive thinker (but to whose advantage?) It denotes reliability, pragmatism, and dispassionate critical faculties. There's a tendency to seem a bit 'wooden' which to me, describes Mitt Romney's posture when he's forced to be a fish out of his accustomed financial and/or religious waters, a symptom of a cultist mentality.

There exists a sense of humor, yes, though the level of practical jokes at the expense of others is apparently more Mitt's style within the comedic sphere. Valuing rules and order in society is important to this blend, and industriousness aids in career success though financial gains may be made by the sweat of other brows, as with Vulture Capitalists everywhere (Romney's unfeeling Saturn-Pluto conjunction in prodigal Leo snugs around his natal IC and affects his career actions.)

Untouched by his own passions, today's blend describes a Mitt Romney who is a quite a people-watcher and this seems to be what he bases his own human-type behavior upon when in public--and yet he makes an admirable domestic companion which will be reflected in and by wife Anne's RNC 2012 speech meant to clue us in on the very private yet Real Mitt Romney.

Negatively, Sun Vir-Moon AQ has a tendency to focus on black and white facts, writes the Harveys in their book, Sun Sign-Moon Sign (no, I didn't make that up for President Obama's sake!) and it over-invests in perfection which their followers presume will be the outcome of a Romney-Ryan administration. Instead, perhaps all American trees must be trimmed to the 'right' height!

Wonder if the rank and file would feel the same about the 2012 GOP platform if they considered the "Images for Integration" which are imprinted upon this day in RNC history (thanks to Hurricane Isaac's interference), the nomination of Mr. Romney, and the GOP platform for 2012 and beyond...

"Images for Integration" (of Sun/male principle and Moon/feminine principle):

"Aliens land and embark on building a new and improved world order...Staring into a microscope, a scientist sees the past and future write large." (Sun Sign-Moon Sign.)

Return of the Freaks! These Images address a blending of Germany's past eugenics experiments which meddled painfully with human genetics with who-knows-what science projects on today's and tomorrow's drawing boards (clones and human-robotic hybrids?) Add to those the Science of medical issues such as contraception, methods of reproduction, and abortion (surgery in back alleys again, ladies?), and on August 28, 2012, Sun Vir-Moon AQ melds them all into the plans of yet another team of 'New World Order' proponents and activists (who are actually members of all American political parties, Rs, Ds, and Ls, at the least) with many Rs being more rabid and zealous toward such cold-hearted, authoritarian aims---modern-day proponents who share Hitler's old vision of uniting the entire world under a ham-fisted Global Goverment, Meanwhile, the needs and desires of 'common' people are dissed in favor of funding Vulcan's swords and weapons manufacturing for the sole purpose of instigating mass destruction and, in America, stomping out our constitutional rights. Nice crowd. They must be glad their convention was missed by Hurricane Isaac's Thor-ish Hammer.

Now let's close with three quotes, the first two by gentlemen who share in their natal charts the Sun Vir-Moon AQ blend, the third from Margaret Sanger herself:

If the world does not please you, you can change it." (H.G. Wells);

The real lost souls don't wear their hair long and play guitars. They have crewcuts, trained minds, sign on for research in biological warfare, and don't give their parents a moment's worry." (J.B. Priestley);

"No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her own body." (M. Sanger, noted founder of Planned Parenthood, an organization depended upon by millions of women, and which the Romney-Ryan budget plan intends to de-construct along with downsizing the US government as advocated by zealot Grover Norquist with his non-taxing-of-the-rich, freakish shrink-and-drown-government-in-a-bathtub philosophy. But wouldn't guarding the purity of each American woman's private parts require a virtual army of newly added government officials which would then weigh down the US government's payroll? Oh, I almost forgot: that, they hope, will help speed the demise of civilization by furthering the destruction of the social fabric in America.

How daft and non-pragmatic is that!?

And yet they are as serious as transformative assassin Pluto creeping through the structured, systemic, status-quo, governmental, usually law-abiding sign of Capricorn and still within range of opposition to America's natal Venus, Jupiter, and soon, our natal Sun (leadership), a picture of an ongoing, titanic power struggle against superior plutonic forces of wealth and station. Can *Mitt the squirmy, flip-flopping Fish successfully meet such a grand archetypal challenge while acting in the theatric role of US president? His Anglo-Saxon self can if he's on underworld Pluto's side.


See Margaret Sanger's astrodata bank details and natal chart here with her fiery, dramatic natal Moon in Leo opposing US natal Moon in cooler Aquarius, sign of the ethereal Water-Bearer.

*Mitt Romney was born 'in America' in March 1947 with Sun (personality; ego; essence; life purpose), Mercury (thought processes; communication style; planning mode), and Mars (motivation; desire nature; action; energy) in secretive Pisces, the 12th sign of Creativity and Mysticism. He may need daily nappy times if he attempts to take over the demanding job at the White House.

A second US credit downgrade? and RNC 8.28.12 astro-hints

Trump spouts off that Obama's handling of our country is "stupid" to which I must add, Takes one to know one, huckster.


Return at your leisure to SO'W (if only you had scrolled down and subscribed to post updates!) for I'm preparing an article on today's cosmic weather in relation to RNC 8.28.12: the Spirit of Margaret Sanger which shall most likely appear here as soon as family conditions and environmental factors allow, perhaps this evening with its health of the public Sun Virgo-Moon Aquarius blend! An astro-hint: Sanger is founder of Planned Parenthood among other accomplishments and human foibles. jc

Aug 21, 2012

GOP vs Women and Moon Wobble Aug 22-23 2012

August 2012: A Wobbly Moon and an Unstable Political Platform

by Jude Cowell

The peak period of the August 2012 Moon Wobble is well-explained here plus, on a Mundane Astrology level we may wish to consider the public mood (Mundane Moon = the public) through the signs of Libra (cool, detached, mental), Scorpio (intense, passionate, emotional), and on into Sagittarius (broadening, searching, creative.)

The 2012 Wobble began in July and reached a critical period between August 13--20 as the flap over Rep. Todd Akin's antiquated remarks about rape and pregnancy broke into the 24/7 news cycle (apparently you cannot have been raped if you find yourself pregnant because women are said to possess an ability to "secrete secretions" which 'prevent pregnancy', an old husband's tale repackaged.) The influence of the Moon Wobble peaks between August 21 and August 23, 2012 and you see a dual image below of both charts--lower left = August 21, 2012 12:00 am edt set for Washington DC; upper right horoscope is for August 23 11:59:59 pm edt; Moon ranges from 13 Libra 35 to 25 Scorpio 58 and will enter Mutable (unstable, changing) Sagittarius as Luna's Wobble begins to steady the last week of August:

Now I don't know if you can read my scribbles written on and around the chart but if so, you'll find several notations not covered in the text of this post; click image to enlarge.

Moon Wobble periods are times of irritability and unstable conditions when achievements on behlaf of The People may be reversed--or at least, the GOP is now more open during this election year in their attempts to destroy decades of societal progress for women and for others while pretending to care so very much about unborn babies. If they have their way about repealing legal abortion in the US, will state orphanges also be featured in their grand schemes?

You will discover many on your own, yet there are a few chart details I wish to cover in particular in this post for they relate to the reputed War on Women (Mars-Moon) which the Republican Party is, in my opinion, waging as they attempt to repeal our rights including the right to a safe abortion when necessary, and the right to vote in our alleged 'democracy' (you know--like the much-touted purple fingers of Afghanistan.) May I be honest with you about a very sensitive subject? Abortions are performed way too often in America but bossy old men don't belong in the doctor's consultation room. (What about "smaller government", GOP? It would be a ridiculously big job to impose control over every single pregnancy in this country! Are you daft?)

My deepest feeling about the unfortunate circumstance in our nation where the smallest being among us, a fetus, is not safe from dire threat is that instead of inventing erection-enhancing drugs, someone in charge should have been encouraging and teaching men how to keep their pants zipped. As usual with misogynists and political opportunists, the culpability of the men involved is rarely if ever mentioned much less honestly addressed or corrected.

Okay, now take a look at the charts as Earth's Moon Wobbles, unstable circumstances fluctuate, and people become even more irritated than they were before! And note that the Republican Party's *natal North Node 00Gem33 Stationary was 'hit' by the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse 00Gem20 showing that they actually think the 'time has come' for their obsessive ideas to finally be accepted!

On August 21 at 12:00 am edt Washington D.C., Luna sailed over 13Lib36 (about to enter the via combusta degrees, if you use such an antique astrological factor within the Tropical Zodiac. So an unstable, wobbling Moon enters her peak zone as she approaches US natal Saturn 14Lib48 with any or all of the implications a Moon-Saturn combination denotes: seriousness, hard feelings, restrictions on women--I'm lookin' at You, Republican mysoginists), depression, hard work...yet also direction, strategy, and ambition. Also, the Moon rises with lovely Arcturus (a different approach which women need now if we're to put these evolutionary cavemen with delusions of Theocracy in their place: the 18th century.)

A great study if you have a chance is to read the Sabian Symbols for each degree of the Moon Wobble in all phases, but here we shall discuss only the peak period with a bit about the end, the end, for it involves none other than the 2012 Republican Convention--in fact, recent events concerning the definition of rape, controlling, fear-inducing, power-grabbing Pluto's province, abortion concerns (Pluto = surgery) and the restriction of women's rights is precisely what Moon (women) Wobble (going back on previous meanings, definitions, laws, concepts, amount of control, etc) which the GOP plans to establish in order to force the American people to behave like it's pre-1900.

The Moon Wobble horoscopes contain certain planetary pairs with great influence such as: Sun-Neptune (opposition of August 23 across the Virgo-Pisces axis of victimization, with its potentials for over-promising, secrets and mysteries, betrayals and suspicions, false images and masks, and what must first be present: self-delusion); Saturn-Pluto = NN: misery of the masses (I think of Ryan's 'budget plan' for misery is its goal--this midpoint picture is found in both charts and also brings in war since '1Sag' = "A Grand Army of the Republic Campfire." However, it seems to me that Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, and crew consider themselves to be 'warriors on a mission' of some quixotic kind.

Plus, whenever war is involved (and even when it's not), we should admit that rape and unplanned pregnancies must be constant concerns of our female soldiers serving in the US military. Such brazen men ought to be ashamed but it seems that our military hierarchy's emphasis upon 'honor' only applies from men to men for many of them, including officers. My suspicion is that sub-standard applications were accepted for use as canon fodder and perhaps some number of them were rapists before they joined the military. Sorry to say it, but there it is. (As always, feel free to disagree!)

And Then There's Testy Mars-Saturn

So as you see between August 21 to August 23, the Moon translates light from restrictive Saturn (here, signifying Republicans, it seems) to testosterone-driven Mars, both in the closing degrees of Libra, a sign of war and of balance.

As the Moon unsteadily wobbles up to the Mars-Saturn duo (harmful or destructive energy; inhibited or destroyed vitality--Ebertin), there are three midpoint pictures which form as Luna translates while reflecting the frustrating stop-go energies of Mars-Saturn, aka, the controlling male...any, all, or none may apply:

Moon-Mars = Saturn: suppressed feelings; dissatisfaction; controlled passion (were that the case--jc); quarrels; a separated or suffering wife (Ebertin); maternal panic; taking responsibility for correcting uncertain activities; obligations when caring for others (Munkasey.)

Mars-Saturn = Moon: a weak will; depressive moods; lack of courage; illness; separation or death of females (Ebertin) (reminds me of an old method used in desperate, unfortunate situations, coat-hanger abortions--jc); anger over restrictions; fluctuating energy (Munkasey.)

Moon-Saturn = Mars:feeling inferior; self-control to the point of torment; lack of determination; soul conflicts (Ebertin); rushing into activities in order to protect the family (or, The Family which is one name for the Global Syndicate of imperial bankers, politicians, Vulcans of War, and religious figures--jc); breaking family bonds (Munkasey) utopian globalists are determined to do--jc.

Let's close with two other midpoint pictures in play during the peak period of the August 2012 Moon Wobble. One involves an apex Saturn, the other (Aug 23) ropes in the Moon-Mars conjunction @29Lib07 of August 22: the conjunction's Saturn/ASC which relates to 'curtailment of programs for the disadvantaged' (Munkasey)--thing is, what sort of morals (Saturn) does it take to sleep at night while you further and grievously disadvantage the disadvantaged? Sheesh! Preying on the weak among us is so...Pluto-Chiron of them.

What a bunch of Dickens-era jack**ses...

Mercury-Pluto = Saturn: quarrels and nagging; increased ruthlessness when locating sources of rumors or information; annoyance that secrets have leaked; demands that info be used as planned (Munkasey); exposure to heavy and bitter attacks aggressiveness and persistence in quests for sexual power, control, and domination.

You'll note that it's Mercury-Pluto (obsessed with power) content found in the initial solar eclipse of the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse Series which now infuses these social wedge topics and issues--and Election 2012 rhetoric. Yet with these weighty concerns and extreme amounts of media attention and hyperbole they divert us too much, suspiciously so! Wonder what's going on behind the curtain over there, the one we're not supposed to notice?

After Akin: RNC 2012's Extreme Platform

At the end of August comes a political convention where Mitt Romney, the Mormon candidate, will apparently be nominated for the presidency (unless a brokered convention breaks out! Big money and fraud are all that can save Mittens now.) The Moon Wobble will be a dissipating influence on RNC 2012 by then and we've been warned to expect a mysoginistic platform to be put forth (or, where the sun don't shine) by the GOP as it hurries to devolve itself further and hold high the Confederate Constitution. Freaky.

In mid-2010, a YOD pattern (special task; crisis; turning point) in the Republican Party's Secondary Progressions pointed at SP ASC with SP Mercury and SP Jupiter at its base. If memory serves, SP Mercury and Jupiter (grand plans and schemes) are both retrograde in the SP chart--like the GOP's old-fashioned policies and to be announced platform of austerity, withdrawal, and restriction--aka, Saturnian themes and demands. But with even fewer restrictions on the wealthy!

And yes, I do hear the background noise from the June 5, 2012 Venus Transit (paternalism on display in high relief) accompanying our current political condition with its threats of dire and devised social ills, this post is meant to be little more than an updated if wobbly word picture of the media-dubbed War on Women and the Republican Party, a political faction of dominating ol' cusses and rapists-by-proxy, as they seem to be purposefully styling themselves as such, I do declare.

Why, the extreme backwardness of the GOP's regressive, odd, and perverted ideas about women and the world in general is enough to plum give me the vapors.


Republican Party July 6, 1854 5:00 pm LMT Jackson, Michigan; ASC 9Sag47; MC 29Vir32 conjunct contentious Mars 28Vir45; Sun 14Can26 conjunct 8th cusp of Corporatism and Wealth; Moon 27Sco49 in the 12th house of Politics, Backdoor Deals, and Karma--conjunct Mitt Romney's natal Moon-Jupiter conjunction, all of which conjoin President Obama's natal MC; GOP natal Saturn 10Gem22 at DESC is now being transited by Jupiter in Gemini, a time when certain restrictions and burdens may be eased if not all together removed, and advancement may result. Additionally, the next Solar Eclipse @ 21Sco56 (the PE of Election Day 2012 and of Inauguration Day 2013: 'joy through commitment'--Brady) conjoins the GOP's natal 12th cusp, and the word 'commitment' nearly contains the name of Mit(t) whose natal planets and points are also linked to the Moon Wobble horoscopes of August 2012.

Aug 16, 2012

Friday August 17 2012's New Moon @25Leo

Leo New Moon August 17, 2012 Culminates on August 31

by Jude Cowell

Are you ready for this Friday's New Moon? Today we are in the Balsamic phase between Sun and Moon, the 'Dark of the Moon' when secrets skulk in the shadows and things go bump in the you-know-what. Will more hidden information slink out of the shadows in campaign ads for President Obama and VP Biden and/or Mitt Romney and his VP pick, Paul Ryan? Yes, the whining is really underway and isn't it typical that bullies whine the loudest when the tables are turned on them?

Well, in Political Astrology, we may say that the August 17, 2012 New Moon @25Leo opposes US natal Moon in Aquarius (we-the-people) so there are potentials for relationship stand-offs and/or a sense of awareness for our week's end in America, plus a new cycle beginning--'seeds planted'--which New Moons always time and which culminate in a Full Moon two weeks later--this time on August 31, 2012 @8Pis34 (9:58 am edt.) This Full Moon and its degree concern me for it triggers America's natal Ceres (and our corn and other crops are already dried up from drought) which conjoins the US natal Pluto/Chiron midpoint of Plutocracy, oppression, disenfranchisement, primal violence, and all the nasty -isms that intend to do harm to the masses while lifting up wealthy powermongers.

You'll note that the August 31 Full Moon manifests one day after RNC 2012 in Tampa, Florida closes (Aug 27--30), which this astrologer considers close enough to be a 'cosmic bookend' or culmination to the 2012 Republican Convention.

Or, since we're talking about the Moon which rules Water sign Cancer, perhaps at or around the New Moon it will begin to rain! Plus, in his The 360 Degrees of the Zodiac, Adriano Carelli has a word picture for 25Leo:

"A man swimming in the waters of the sea." Let's both be alert to something mentioned in the news of that nature over the next day or so.

Now that's enough for today of that "organized system of hatreds" that is Politics (said Henry B. Adams.) My best recommendation for you concerning the August 17 New Moon in joyful Leo is to check out its portents graciously given by the insightful Dipali Desai, then proceed to enjoy your weekend seeded by the playful, dramatic energies of Leo the Lion!

Aug 1, 2012

The Competing Mercuries of Obama v Romney 2012

Obama v Romney 2012 = Proud Lion v Wiggly Fish!

by Jude Cowell

As you know, in Astrology the planet of plans, planning ability, thinking processes, communication styles, bargaining techniques, the senses, manual dexterity, and The Mind is quicksilver Mercury. With the presidential candidates of 2012 said to be running neck'n'neck (except in the 'swing states' where Mr. Obama is ahead), and no plans for 2013 and beyond are being offered up by either of them.

So let's act sassily and draw back a curtain on the natural born talents each man possesses as indicated by the signs in which their natal Mercuries are posited. Aspects to and from Mercury and its house (department of life) position will be included, as well as some info on their Secondary Progressed (SP) Mercuries in 2012 which will show under what influences their Mercuries currently function.

Obama's Natal Mercury in Leo: a Strong Will and Fixed Purposes

President Barack Obama 'BHO' (August 4, 1961 7:24 pm AHST Honolulu, Hawaii) first drew breath when speedy Mercury was traversing dramatic, royal Leo @2:19 in his 6th house of Health-Work-Service; Leo is the sign of The Lion and of the Prodigal Son (or, the Prodigal Father), and here, Mercury is ruled by the Sun (essence; ego.)

BHO's natal Mercury makes two separating (unconscious; talents and tendencies he was born with) aspects: a sextile to the Moon in Gemini (1S02) and an opposition to Jupiter @00AQ52 Rx (degree of US Inaugural Sun each January 20th.) However, Jupiter is 5 degrees 32 mins from n Saturn @25Cap20 Rx, strong in its own sign of Capricorn (government, law, and business) yet Saturn is weakened in a Water house (12th H of Politics with 19Cap01 on its cusp, though some say Saturn 'joys' in the 12th H of Sorrows!), is Rx (weak or absent father--'prodigal'), and as chart-ruler (ASC 18AQ03) must co-rule with his 7th H Uranus in Leo. Perhaps their orb is too wide to count a dissociate Mercury-Saturn opposition here though you may consider it if you wish.

When positively used, a Mercury-Moon sextile denotes one who has learned to be patient and listen to others, and who doesn't allow feelings to affect rational judgment. Engaging in new ways of thinking has brought him onto conflict with those who tend to think in terms of cliches and platitudes and who are too quarrelsome to feel compassion for others. This is an empathetic aspect (made stronger with n Moon in Mercury-ruled Gemini) when thinking Mercury is balanced with the feeling Moon, yet a tendency to placate others may be noticed. Retreat from intellectual attack is used as a strategy so that a counterattack may be made from a different perspective. Decision-making based on accomodating others may be seen by opponents as a character weakness and decisions are often overruled by those he wishes to appease. Yet an up-side to this sextile is a pronounced talent for debating which naturally is helpful to President Obama in Politics.

Mercury opposite Jupiter gives much inspiration but practicality must be found elsewhere in the chart. Having Saturn in Capricorn suffices most of the time especially if dependable (and probably older) advisers give pragmatic advice! The road to success is presumed to be 'easy' by this opposition though others may be alienated along the way if a potential know-it-all attitude is allowed too much of an upper hand in the personality. Inconsistent statements and judgments which must later be reconsidered and 'walked back' are possible if details are overlooked, ignored, or not given their proper weight.

Yet inattention to detail is mitigated by having Mercury oriental (planet that rises last before the Sun), a condition which always dots the Is and crosses the Ts, and has a need "to conform to clearly defined expectations and procedures" (Tyl), a basic trait which clued me in back in November 2007 (when Saturn opposed Uranus, remember?) that Senator Obama would be at least as much of a status-quo Saturnian president in many areas rather than a purely radical Uranian. Mercury oriental may be considered inconclusive since it's often the case that Mercury rises before the Sun, yet the president has carried on many programs and practices--and cabinet members' tenures--from the Bush years which gives credence to the Saturnian theory in my view.

With a Mercury-Jupiter opposition, an insatiable appetite for knowledge is pronounced though sometimes fragments of information may be deemed 'enough' as the Mercural mind leaps forward; law, education, government, writing, and public relations are favored by this opposition (thinking v expansion brings astute awareness with Jupiter relating as a future-oriented Aquarian--Saturn is the traditional ruler of AQ) though legal entanglements may occur at key times.

President Obama's successful passage of the Affordable Health Care Act (which should be 'Health Insurance Act') out of the starting gate of his presidency in 2009/2010 may be in part attributable to his Mercury (plans, legislation, agreements) in the 6th H of Health along with the White House's focus on the American diet and the sorriness of it.

Another aid for his Mercury-Jupiter opposition is that both planets are part of a Mystic Rectangle pattern (practical idealism) long with Moon and Midheaven which gives his Mercury-Jupiter-Moon energies an Angular place in the broader world in which to operate (if you count an Angle as part of a planetary pattern, that is; MC = Career and Public Standing.) Charisma is indicated by this sparkly cosmic pattern as well and you may agree that he's favored with a sparkle which informs his showy Leonine style of rhetoric with its dramatically-timed pauses.

In BHO's natal chart, Mercury rules 5th H of Risk-Taking, Gambling, Creative Pursuits, and Children (cusp in Gemini = two children!), and 8th H of Corporations, Big Business, Shared Resources, Transformation, Debt, Credit, Insurance, Legacies, and the Occult (cusp 25Vir55, sign of The Critic and closely associated with America's founding mystics.)

Now there is one natal midpoint picture in which n Mercury plays a role...

Mercury-Mars = NN: people with similar interests in expressing or teaching competitive practices; acquaintances with irritating styles of speech (ex: Romney's Tour des Gaffes? Boehner's tears for fears?); communicating with associates initiates their activities. (MM.)

The Current Condition of Obama's Secondary Progressed Mercury

When BHO's natal chart is progressed to August 2012 (approximately one degree per year), we find that SP Mercury has moved into balancing, diplomatic Libra (in SP 7th H of Partnerships--Libra is also a war sign.) After passing through most of Leo and 30 degrees of studious Virgo, SP Mercury is now snugged between SP Mars 25Lib33 and SP Neptune 9Sco39 and is now ruled by the Libran Venus. A midpoint picture slowly perfects as SP Mercury progresses nearer the middle degree of Mars-Neptune...any, all, or none may apply:

Mars-Neptune = Mercury: fast but angry encounters with holy people (or, holier-than-thou people?); showing adaptability when taking the power of dreams or visions to others; energetic aquisition of mystical or magical knowledge (Mystic Rectangle; Mercury rules 8th H. (Mdpt pic: M. Munkasey.)

Romney's Natal Mercury in Pisces: Swim Away, Swim Away!

As noted previously on this blog, Mitt Romney 'MR' (March 12, 1947 9:51 am EST Detroit, MI) was born when Mercury Rx, Mars, and Sun were in Pisces, sign of The Fish--or, more precisely, the Two Fish, so he thinks, acts, and is a Pisces. One of the two fish swims up, the other swims down...which way does Mitt swim in this old world? It's a choice upon which his life and ultimate destiny depend as he tries to avoid being caught in the net of accountability.

First, it's only fair to note that thinking Mercury in oceanic Pisces can be quite confused, vague, and even deceptive and its Rx condition only makes MR's flip-floppy reconsiderations of his reconsiderations more palpable and problematic--if one is trying to be clear. Well, after his recent Gaffe Tour of the UK, Israel, and Poland, he's given some of us cause to wonder if The Fish realizes that his remarks are caught on camera phones and on modern media recording devices--and that his flubs only make him look dumb, anachronistic, and/or deceptive when he says that he didn't say what we heard him say. Ah, Pisces, you are so easily confused! And often ensared within your own net of illusions. More info on this, below...

And yet...Mercury in Pisces has telepathic abilities, a vivid imagination (trouble separating fact from fiction?), and is vulnerable to subliminal suggestion. Is this how he 'studies' for political speeches, events, or interviews? Hmm...wonder who stands over the aquarium? Are they still of this world?

Now Mercury is 7 Degrees 41 minutes from an applying conjunction with feisty Mars which may account somewhat for MR's interest in Politics. Perhaps if they were closer he could express himself with sharper focus though I suppose that in his remarks there is evidence of a 'let the chips fall where they may' style to a certain degree along with a talent for debate. So he "misspeaks"? Let the chips fall where they may, for he's always self-satisfied!

Natal Mercury is involved in a midpoint picture...

Sun-Mars = Mercury: flexibility when meeting competitors; mental training for physical activities (MM.)

A closer applying aspect (5A35) by Mercury is a lovely trine with priestly Chiron denoting powerful healing and occult skills and a pleasurable sense of intuitive knowing--'a wise old soul' is he (Clow.) The Mercury-Chiron cycle relates to commerce as well as to communication and intellect (Nolle) and a trine between them shows MR to be a communicator (Reagan returns?) and role model or teacher for the masses (no thanks--financial murkiness is not a good role model to my way of Mercury-in-Capricorn thinking!) An aspect between Mercury-Chiron points to the importance of Mormonism in Mr. Romney's life and possibly his position as a priest.

In addition--and here lies one of the quirky facets of MR--there is a separating (unconscious; inherited from father and/or mother) square between Mercury and his 1st house Uranus @17Gem51. (Radical rebel Uranus also squares n Sun 21Pis11, see below.) All three Pisces planets are in 11th H of Groups and Associations (the secretive, cultish LDS Church?); his Mercury-Uranus square bestows eccentricity in his thinking and opinions which are usually at odds with the rest of society's prevailing beliefs. Obnoxiousness and belligerence (bullying) are indicated by a Mercury-Uranus square; a rude impatience with established facts--supporting Pisces' murky relationship with the truth--forces Mr. Romney to 'create whatever truths require the least commitment' from him--he 'refuses to accept responsibility for what he says'! (Pelletier.)

Projecting himself prematurely, as he did in the UK, Israel, and Poland, may lead to being discredited and progressives and liberals are having a jolly time of it from Stewart and Colbert to Stephanie Miller and others you can probably name! His inability to compromise--Mercury SQ Uranus--indicates much learning is ahead if Mr. Romney wishes to be thought of as a 'statesman' in spite of what his adviser Dan Senor said today in defense of Mr. Romney's (weirdly out-of-touch) statement on the Palestinian people.

Sun square Uranus adds more eccentricity and sometimes unprincipled behavior to the candidate's personality and supports his tendency to be at odds with society--here is an 'upstart' and a 'troublemaker' says this aspect. "Bush on steroids" may well describe the Uranian Romney, as did Vice President Biden recently.

Romney's natal chart is ruled by mutable Mercury as is his 5th H of Risk-Taking, Gambling, Creative Pursuits, and Children; nebulous Neptune Rx in Libra is posited in 5th H. Whatever house has Gemini on its cusp (ASC = his nibs) is where multiplicity and/or duplicity constellates in the chart; Neptune is the planet of fraud and falsehood, and its sign of Pisces is associated with priestly functions.

The Current Condition of Romney's Secondary Progressed Mercury

Progressing Romney's natal horoscope to August 2012, we find SP Mercury in Taurus 25:36 conjunct SP Sun 25:16--both in SP 11th H and amongst the stars of Taurus the Bull (the mystical Pleiades of the Seven Weeping Sisters.) As you know, Alcyone is the major star of the Pleiades and was occulted and stimulated by the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse. Alcyone's key words are: something to cry about (Brady); in exile; unlucky (A. Louis.)

(Let's not mention here how intolerant, greedy, and stubborn Taurus can be, okay?)

Not Mercurial but of importance in Romney's SP chart because of his candidacy is his SP Moon @8Ari29 which is now reaching SP MC (The Goal; Aspirations) @10Ari48. '11Ari' = "The President of the Country" in Sabian Symbols so we clearly see his aspiration and goal on display, yet SP Moon exactly opposes SP Neptune (8Lib19 Rx) at the Foundation (IC) of the chart! This denotes his dreamy hopes, a mask worn for the public, and the unstable conditions created by his obfuscations and deceptions--his self-delusions and illusions of grandeur.

A Moon-Neptune opposition also brings in the public (Moon) and the media (Neptune) along with the propaganda and fakery the media always treats us to. It's a creative duo, yes, but can show his illusions about himself ('11Ari') which may not be based on solid ground--for watery Neptune may wash them down The Drain (IC.) Moon-Neptune also shows his overseas trip for publicity's sake--and to meet with fraud-perpetrating funders (ex: Libor bankers), plus, the confusion and disbelief surrounding his trip. A tendency to be victimized by parasites may also be a problem for Mr. Romney as long as SP Moon is within orb of veiling Neptune.

Now SP Mercury in Taurus shows that MR has developed a more rigid, fixed style of thinking than Pisces naturally provides him. No aspects are formed with or by SP Mercury so we must rely on the house of Mercury (11th) for info, plus, the houses SP Mercury rules, the 3rd H of Communications (cusp 10Vir45) and the 12th H of Politics (cusp 25Gem46) and Karma where much duplicity lurks behind the curtain and in secret deals...and within the waters of his unconscious mind...and this makes Mercurial gaffes all the easier to provide for our comedic relief!

On the topic of presidential plans and the lack of mentioning them, you may wish to check out Robert Reich's view on

The Terrible Economy and the Election of 2012.

My feeling is that neither candidate puts forth definite ideas about the economy while campaigning for a deeper reason than a wish not to provide a target for an opponent to lambast: because those who call the tune from behind the scenes will decide what's in store for the American people and for the US economy, and whichever mouthpiece inhabits the White House come January 21, 2013 must simply follow the globalist script or else. Very sorry to type it, but there it is. If you don't know this already, you may as well for demons must be faced and identified if they are ever to be vanquished.


Here are a few astro-notes on the colleague-convincing Rep. Paul Ryan whose society-busting Budget Plan has been deemd by Gov. Mitt Romney to be "marvelous." Fresh Air broadcasted an interview with Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker today concerning Mr. Lizza's article, Fussbudget: How Paul Ryan captured the GOP. The good news is that privatizing Social Security is no longer in the Ryan Budget but is cautious yet risk-taking Romney, the self-defensive Pisces, "subtly distancing himself" from Paul Ryan?

Listen, read, or download the podcast of the interview with Ryan Lizza at NPR.

Jul 30, 2012

1st Vote Dixville Notch NH Nov 6, 2012 (horoscope)

Dixville Notch NH's Midnight Vote of 2012

by Jude Cowell

Known since 1960 for its casting of votes between midnight and 12:01 am, the township of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire deserves its voting horoscope for November 6, 2012 to be published, don't you think? Especially since Election 2012 is deemed by the media to be such a "close race" and all:

Chart shown: Dixville Notch NH 12:01 am EST November 6, 2012; Hour of the Sun; please click to enlarge chart for additional notes

First off, the planet of votes, Mercury, is stationary at its Rx degree! As Mercury seems to move backward (Rx) and won't move beyond its shadow degree until December, another contested presidential election may be upon us, or, if White House results are clear the evening of November 6th (improbable!), then congressional elections are sure to be all a-tangle--perhaps both will be affected (my best guess) by re-counts, machine breakdowns or unavailabilities, shady voter-roll purges, robo-calls of duplicity--well, we already know an election train wreck may be coming, right?

Then there's chart-ruler Sun 14Sco11 in 3rd house making only one applying aspect, an inconjunct to Jupiter! This aspect denotes adjustments needed in finances--low funds for the Obama campaign?--but also feelings of discontent with someone. Now Romney's chart has the most Scorpio planets yet Mr. Obama's natal Neptune, planet of discontent and disappointment, is in Scorpio; Jupiter's sign shows relating style and here, Gemini is feeling underappreciated--it's difficult to relate, in fact (like out-of-touch Romney) to Corporate Scorpio and it's hard to diagnose what's needed for improvement (Jupiter.)

Now wouldn't it be simpler if we could say that Jupiter 14Gem38 Rx in 10th house, being nearer Midheaven (The Goal) than Saturn 3Sco45 (3rd H) denotes a Republican victory in the nation's First Vote of Presidential Election 2012? It's quite a common method in Mundane Astrology yet our two parties do like to trade off roles as they're doing now: the GOP (Jupiter = grand!) behaving like Saturnian spartans glorifying austerity (after 'spending like drunken sailors'--remember that description of the GOP during Bush-Cheney's terms? Then the Big Heist was perpetrated at the end in 2008 and America was declared "bankrupt!" and in dire need of cutting 'entitlement' programs, the social safety net that helps support our less affluent citizens with meager cushions to fall back on in times of need.)

The Democratic Party--the older of the two parties and often said to be signified by Saturn--now seems to be for investment (Jupiter) in America, a course that President Obama says he believes in, as he believes in America. If this is so, then I must hereby call the Dixville Notch vote for Mr. Obama whose natal horoscope is more positively affected by the November 6th planets you see here, plus, Jupiter (investment) is near MC in the 10th house of Public Standing. Its Rx condition shows political and ideological pushback on making such investments (which might make President Obama 'look good' to voters.)

Now as you know, Gemini is not the strongest sign for Jupiter to be in since it is opposite Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter. However, Mercurial realms such as transport, travel, trade, commerce, and science should benefit in particular with innovative ideas all around--we'll see its full potentials after Jupiter's rather long retrograde period ends on January 30, 2013 @6Gem19, with the Great Benefic reaching his shadow degree 16:22 and really moving forward on or about April 15, 2013.

And of course, US natal Uranus 8Gem55 is being conjoined off and on during the same period by jolly Jupiter, an indicator of independent thought, inspiration, and joining group causes such as those of a political or scientific nature.

A Fire Grand Trine: Moon, Mercury, and Uranus (midpoint pictures below)

First of all, Fire GTs must express vitally and spontaneously in exciting ventures and its tendency toward a heightened self-pride is perfect for a First Vote tradition. The Moon in Leo is warm and generous so will the proposed austerity of the Romney-endorsed Ryan budget plan satisfy the voters? Thomas Jefferson was born with a Fire Grand Trine and I can't imagine the GOP's current 'pursuit of austerity' would suit his idea of America, can you? If you're pursuing it, there's not much happiness to be found in The Plan unless you're a member of the ruling elite or a poo-bah of the banking class. Of course, everyone knows the GOP austerity mantra is really about rolling back FDR's New Deal programs along with the progressive social improvements of the early 1900s...another reason that Saturn signifies the GOP whose heyday was the 1890s of the Robber Barons (Neptune conjunct Pluto.)

Even so, at the mercy of Dixville Notch voters, Mr. Romney (a Jupiterian on a personal level) is not wholly without potential on November 6th. That's his somewhat charming Moon-Jupiter conjunction placed paradoxically in intense Scorpio notated at the bottom of the chart (near IC, the Foundation of the Matter) with the Jupiterian North Node (NN) of the Moon (the public) still within orb of conjoining his Moon-Jupiter pair, a conjunction which may often indicate natally an indulgent mother (of course you'll be president when you grow up, Mittsy!)

Yet a fly in Romney's victory ointment may be the voting Moon 4Leo48 in 12th H of Politics which nestles amongst Pres. Obama's natal (intellectual) Mercury and Sun giving us a midpoint picture to consider with The Voters as focus...Sun-Mercury = Moon: effective communications to the masses; emotional thoughts.

Simultaneously, the 12th H voting Moon nestles between a pair of Mr. Romney's natal planets: Saturn 2Leo23 Rx and Pluto 11Leo21 Rx, at the IC of his natal chart, and what I've described in a previous post as a 'vulture capitalist' signature hidden at the base (IC) of his psyche (natal chart)...

Saturn-Pluto = Moon: inconsistency in work, goals, achievements, or records. (Munkasey); emotional coldness; renunciation; giving up giving (Tyl.)

Inconsistent, flip-floppy, a spotty and veiled record, plus hidden tax returns--yep, that's Mittens the secretive Mormon who seldom met a job he couldn't outsource or an Olympics he couldn't 'save' with taxpayer millions. Plus, I think that tucked away as it may be, many people intuit his harsh, bullying, cold Saturn-Pluto conjunction, don't you? Is that mild demeanor the disguise of a fish? Romney's natal Mars, Mercury, and Sun are in fishy Pisces--you decide if he's for real or not!)

Well, the midpoints formed by the Grand Trine may be of interest so let's take a peek with Moon = the voters, Mercury = the vote and thinking processes, and Uranus = change, progress, and/or the future:

Moon-Mercury = Uranus: irritability about progress; hasty actions;

Moon-Uranus = Mercury: excited mental activity; expecting a surprise; innovative ideas;

Mercury-Uranus = Moon: valid instincts about the situation; quick mood changes; emotional excitability.

(The above midpoint potentials are from Solar Arcs by Noel Tyl.)

Also, as you see, the happy, successful Sun-Jupiter midpoint is rising in Dixville Notch so we have Sun-Jupiter = ASC: successful teamwork; great enthusiam; infectious happiness.

For these, and several other astrological reasons, I shall call Dixville Notch's First Vote for President Barack Obama--unless the good people of Dixville are up for a presidential change bwo Moon-Mercury-Uranus--even if change brings a circling of vultures even more ravenous than the ones we have circling already...

Oh wait! One more thing: given how a higher agenda to rule the world grinds along no matter who 'wins' the US presidency or which political party is in control, I find in my heart of hearts that I must agree with Emma Goldman...

"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal."