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Showing posts with label American expansionism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label American expansionism. Show all posts

Dec 6, 2014

Dec 8, 2014's Jupiter Station Rx @22Leo37: delay tactics prominent in 2015

Following Expansive Jupiter's Path 2014--2015

by Jude Cowell

On Monday December 8, 2014, as the US Congress lamely addresses the expiration of funding for the US government (set for December 11), generous Jupiter, planet of growth, investment, and expansion, seems to stand still in the heavens in preparation for a period of retrogradation indicating a regression of progress in the realms of Jupiterian matters such as budgets and funding.

You know the list of roles is too numerous to fully name here but it includes Jupiterian masks such as: The General, the Banker and Financier, the Guru and god, Professor, and Executive Leader (especially with Jupiter's recent position as the lead planet in a Locomotive pattern involving all the planets--though in this position, Jupiter can act with ruthless determination to reach his goal--by Executive Order, perhaps? Tactics by members of the Jupiterian 'Grand' Old Party? Yet GOPers act as austere Saturnians these days--and tend to when there's a Democrat in the White House.)

Obviously financial, military, and immigration issues are atop the calendar and unfortunately We the People must 'rely' upon a congressional body intent on making itself obsolete and already having made itself a laughing stock of the world. Well, Jupiter is the Jolly One but somehow the potential for over confidence and brash behavior is being overdone to the point of aiding transit Pluto on his destructive trek through structural, systemic Capricorn, sign of government, law, and business.

So with neocon warhawks (the Vulcans) about to re-take control of Congress the first week of January 2015--under Jupiter Rx--we may confidently expect the Jupiterian jingoism of war ("Bomb bomb bomb Iran," said John McCain) to again ring out across the nation with the complicit, propagandizing Media doing its part to pacify the public. (The previous sentence is replete with Jupiter-approved words of re-trogradation! Plus, Jupiter also signifies The Broadcaster and The Corporation.)

As for financial matters, the horoscope of Jupiter's Station Rx (Dec 8, 2014 3:41:02 pm est Washington DC) shows 00Gem10 rising, a degree conjoining star Alcyone of the Pleiades constellation--as did the Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012 in the 14 South Saros Series (horoscope shown). Alcyone's key theme is something to cry about and you may remember that spiteful congressional antics of obstructionism and a willful lack of professionalism continued to give the American people plenty to cry about in 2012 as well as other difficult events including the much-touted and written about anxiety over the 2012 Mayan Calendar prophecy.

Other potentials when Alcyone is stimulated include rash and ruthless judgments which are often incorrect, blindness, narrow-mindedness, wantonness, ambition, causing turbulence and conflict--and Ptolemy gave the stars of the Pleiades a Moon-Mars nature so rage may be indicated.

Jupiter the General Salutes, Spends, and Imagines that He Conquers

As for upping US war efforts in Iraq and in other regions of the Middle East and elsewhere, we wouldn't be wrong to consider current efforts a continuation of the much-touted "Manifest Destiny" the ruling class has insisted upon for America's direction almost since day one. And though various natal horoscopes are in use for America, they all feature prominently the Jupiterian aspects of our bullying, know-it-all, might-makes-right national character as we seek to expand across the globe--the archetypal 'Atlas' we might call ourselves. We must include, of course, our tendency toward religiosity, materialism, and the worship of "the almighty dollar". Yet how ostrich-like must anyone be to avoid the realization that the era of the US dollar is in jeopardy? The 'petro-dollar', that is.

Well, no matter how our sentiments lean, our national Jupiter in self-protective Cancer is revealing for many reasons none the least being its Sabian Symbol...'6 Cancer' = "Game Birds Feathering Their Nests" which is precisely the opportunity (Jupiter) that becoming a politician makes possible! America and the US government relate to the global community as Moon-ruled Cancerians in the sign's canny, shrewd, and subjective way and as the world noticed centuries ago, 'it's all about America', according to us.

Born under a Sun-Jupiter conjunction and with a lifelong preference for Peace and Harmony--two Jupiterian concepts--it saddens me to remind you that America's natal Jupiter in Cancer turned Rx by progression in 1905 and now falls @15Cancer, the degree of the Pentagon's natal Ascendant, our 'Death Star' of Venusian persuasions. For me this describes US resources such as our National Treasury being ensnared and misdirected away from the needs of the American people by the military industrial complex acting as the military enforcement arm of Global Government--at least until China finishes building up its military forces.

So without further fussing, here is a tracking of Jupiter's path from December 8, 2014 (with details) until The General and Banker reaches Rx shadow degree after which things can then move forward more easily in matters related to investing Jupiter (all horoscopes used are set for Washington DC):

Dec 8, 2014 Station Rx @22Leo37 in 4th house (Security; the Germanic "Homeland"; Real Estate); stationing Jupiter is trined by a 7th house Sun-Mercury conjunction @16Sag, applying and deposited by Jupiter; trined by Venus @27Sag41 in the corporate 8th house, separating; Jupiter rules Descendant 00Sag10, position of the Nov 22, 2014 New Moon with '1 Sag' the "Grand Army of the Republic Campfire" degree---'jingo all the way' and opposite the previously mention Solar Eclipse of May 2012; at IC, the How? point of any chart, is 8Leo19 which conjoins John McCain's and the Republican Party's natal Mercuries, conjoins the financially prominent Solar Eclipse of August 2008, and sits upon the natal Ascendant of George "Warrior" Bush, one of the primary authors of our economic and warring catastrophes.

(I say, Beware another Bush in the White House! Another Clinton, too.)

April 8, 2015 Station Direct @12Leo35 which re-conjoins President Obama's natal Sun (leadership) and previously denoting a time when projects begun about 12 years before (war) must be elevated (he began sending more troops abroad, some surreptitiously) or discontinued entirely (as he had promised multiple times); this time Jupiter is trined by Sun and Mercury from Mars-ruled Aries, separating, and also by the Moon (6A20) suggesting some amount of public popularity and perhaps an improved public mood; a separating trine from radical political activist and techno-planet Uranus completes Jupiter's aspect picture during this strengthening station which may facilitate the organizing of group activities and allow political matters to make headway in areas of finances, development, and investment. By April 8, 2015, Jupiter is the Handle planet of a Bucket planetary pattern.

So Washington's 'wise plans' and any reliable improvements must await Jupiter's passing of Rx shadow degree (22Leo37) on or about July 6 or 7, 2015--just after Independence Day 2015, a day honoring a freedom-infused concept that archetypal Jupiter's tendency to break through boundaries greatly appreciates. Thus, Jupiter's link to immigration issues as we remember that were all immigrants in the beginning except, of course, for (disenfranchised) Native Americans. Manifest Destiny is a cruel master if truth be told.

Additionally, one date to spotlight is the Composite date between December 8, 2014's Rx Station and April 8, 2015's Direct Station of Jupiter, and that is February 7, 2015 when a peak or crescendo of some sort concerning Jupiterian issues and events may be noticed on or very near that date.

So will Jupiter's forward movement denote that the second half of 2015 will be more productive, politically impressive, and thus happier for the American people? As you know, a fuller view depends upon many other astrological factors (for As Above, So Below) and may be studied in a myriad of horoscopes including Equinoxes, Solstices, Planetary Returns, Progressions, Natal and Event charts, and more!

Transit Jupiter reaches Royal Star Regulus and 00Virgo around August 12, 2015 suggesting a period (until September 2016 during which time an obstructive Jupiter-Saturn square will interfere or restrict) of planned expansion and investment in Virgoan matters such as Health, Work, and Science with the key theme of Regulus (reflected by the US Capitol Building and thus Congress in the Federal Triangle of stars) being success if revenge is avoided.

And what are humanity's chances of avoiding that? Our track record isn't very good, is it?

Jul 15, 2013

US Jupiter Return 2013 Report now available!

July 17, 2013: Stars Over Washington Reports adds a new listing

by Jude Cowell

If you wish a printable copy in PDF format of my US Jupiter Return 2013 Report, click the PayPal Button at the top of this blog's sidebar and choose Option #2. Yes, a brand new Jupiter Reward Cycle is about to begin for America and with lucky Jupiter's orbit lasting 11.6 years, the Return horoscope and Report are 'good for' almost 12 years--from July 22, 2013 until July 5, 2025!

When Jupiter Returns to natal degree, we find a new cycle of activity begins relating to Jupiterian realms such as honors, material ups-n-downs, spiritual and religious concerns, adventurous enterprises, and much more so I hope you'll order your copy for current and future reference.

Plus, Jupiter Return horoscopes may be progressed by any method we choose and along with Jupiter and others planets transiting the planets, points, houses, and Angles of the Return chart, we may use the horoscope as a timing device over the next 12 years to ascertain when and what type of events are most likely to express on the physical plane.

Now if you've read this blog or Jude's Threshold before, you may be aware of how often I've dissed the financial actions of the US government due to political corruption and mismanagement, yes, but also due to the Sabian Symbol of US natal Jupiter (July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA) which, rounded up from 5Can56, is:

'6 Cancer': "Game Birds Feathering Their Nests", something I believe most people who enter Politics fully intend to do during and after their 'service' to our nation as representatives of The People.

And with faith-filled Jupiter as our national chart-ruler (12Sag rising), we find important information in the Return chart based on our government's over-bounding personality and expansive, expensive traits and habits. In fact, our tradition of Manifest Destiny is a Jupiterian ideal that has inspired constant territorial expansion and conquest (Jupiter the General).

Plus, Jupiter's prominence in America's natal horoscope and psyche also denotes the ego-expanding American Exceptionalism theory made more brash through the influence of our natal Sun-Jupiter conjunction in Cancer (with self-satisfied Venus nearby.)

Recommended: David Sirota's recent article, Rethinking American Exceptionalism.

Of course, We the People are implicated as well, with jolly Jupiter present wherever there are large groups and big enterprises to engage in, fortunate rewards to receive--or, large meals to be consumed by We the Overweight!

Included in the US Jupiter Return 2013 Report are notes on the Cardinal Grand Cross and the two protective Water Grand Trines shown in the JR 2013 horoscope, all of which have spiritual connotations as does Jupiter in his many roles as the Hierophant, Preacher, and Guru. Why, even the "Birds" in Jupiter's Sabian Symbol signify on the spiritual plane as "spiritual forces".

So do check out America's Jupiter Return 2013 Report, if you dare! And you may always contact me here by posting a Comment, or by convo: jude dot cowell at hotmail dot com, as you wish!


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Sep 5, 2009

Falling Romes and Americas: US Sec Full Moon chart

In a 60-minute video, David M. Walker discusses similarities between the Fall of Rome with our falling America, and other related subjects.

Does this pertain at all to America's recent Secondary Full Moon @ 4Vir/Pis10?

On my WordPress 'tapestry' blog some months ago, I posted the chart of the US Secondary Full Moon with details, based on the US 'Sibly' natal chart (July 4, 1776, 5:10 pm LMT, Philadelphia, PA) which perfected on Dec 24, 2008 - and time-wise was well-snugged in the midst of the dying throes of the Bush-Cheney administration and US financial collapse proceedings and the heistings made possible through TARP bailouts of the banking culprits and Wall Street gentry who were behind the stink.

George Bush began by sneaking in the White House's back door and left by the thieve's escape hatch, imo.

A Secondary Full Moon (based on the daily movement of the Sun - one day = appr one year) is a timing mechanism by which we may see when the natal entity (person, nation, event) has expanded as far as it can - time to pull back and become more realistic for a pentacle of effort and achievement has been attained.

The current transit of Saturn (Mr. Reality himself) to US natal Neptune 22Vir25 (ideals, dreams, delusions) underscores this need to pull back, for Saturn-to-Neptune is the 'facing grim reality' transit; transformative Pluto's grind through Saturn-ruled Capricorn is having its destructuring/rebuilding effects as well.

But as with life, Astrology is a pos/neg blend: Saturn-to-Neptune may also indicate dreams (Neptune) becoming real (Saturn) - but whose dreams?, I'd like to know. That our ideals should become more realistic is obvious.

But why stop with our own culpability? This cycle isn't new, it's old, as evidenced by the culminating Sec Full Moon.

It is a grim reality is that the American expansionists of the 1890s - the Robber Baron class of natural resource plunderers, international bankers, and their ilk, and most definitely politicians including Teddy Roosevelt - have taken this nation into bursting mode after piling up all the riches they could along the way.

Sassily I assert that some Washington politicians are astrologers or, as Reagan once did, employ them, so that they know the expansionist jig is up, too, and have long seen it coming. It's an example of natural cycles and laws of the universe, and thus cannot be denied; yet the situation shown astrologically and manifesting in the real world can be 'worked with' and improved upon. For that we are grateful.

Well, for years now I've been blabbing along these 'over-expansionism leads to bubble-bursting' lines, but it is only after the Financial Crisis of 2008 that a majority of people see and feel the results with their own eyes and in their emptying pocketbooks - thus, they need Astrology's lens not at all to know that we've been had, and that 'expansion' is no longer the name of America's game...or, should not be (I'm looking at you, Mr. Obama, with your war expansionism. Thousands of US troops to Afghanistan = very bad idea.)

The outcome of loss and misery is such that it makes the decades - centuries - of banking foibles and deceits no less heinous for the average family, yet I admit that I do like to see large issues done in black and white - and an Astrology chart suffices perfectly for me.

Therefore, I am publishing here the US Sec Full Moon chart based on the Franklin natal chart (same date @ 2:21 am LMT) which gives a different date for the perfection of the US Sec Full Moon: August 6, 2009, the day Congress ended its current session for the August recess - and more recent than Dec 24, 2008. You know the immediate results of many reps' experiences with 'town hall' meetings and shout-downs, some of which were richly deserved.

Please click to enlarge the chart for my notations which you may admit are even messier than usual (probably because I'm still trying to overcome a painful ear infection so I'm not up to much snuff); you will see highlighted in red a Hard Rectangle pattern between Sun, Moon, Venus, and Mars Rx.

My previous post has Hard Rectangle details, if you'd like to read them and view Dec 24, 2008's Sec Full Moon chart with a few notes.

Two angles of the Aug 6, 2009 chart (unlike the Sec Full Moon chart issuing from the oft-used 'Sibly' natal chart for 5:10 pm LMT) have midpoint pictures upon them which give the combined energies a place for manifestation...they tell what has become a familiar tale:

Saturn/Pluto = ASC: being placed in cumbersome and difficult circumstances; mourning; sadness; separation.

Sun/Neptune = ASC: difficult life advancement; a negatively inclined environment; associations with weak or sick persons.

Mars/Neptune = Mc: lack of energy; hopelessness; failures; a state of weakness or sickness; one's own world prevails; losing contact defensively; rebuilding the inner spirit.

NN/Asc = Mc: community spirit; striving for close cooperation with others.

Both Sec charts share the following picture as noted on the chart below but typed in full here:

Moon/Mars = Neptune: weaving a spell for personal gain; possible duplicity; emotional magic; a negative attitude or character; worry; grief; a misdirection of energy; undermining circumstances affect family life detrimentally.

Though the Sec planets are in the same sign and degree in both versions ('Sibly' vs 'Franklin'), their house cusps differ; this Sec Full Moon chart has an ASC 16Sag51...'17Sag' = "An Easter Sunrise Service"...REBIRTH...

pos: an unusual realization of immortal resources and an ability to employ them wisely;

neg/unconscious/shadow side: over concern with superficial form and ceremony.

Midheaven, the Goal Point of this Sec Full Moon chart is @ '7Lib' = "A Woman Feeding Chickens and Protecting Them from the Hawks"...SHREWDNESS...

pos: high competence in administering the duties of normal experience and a very special skill in protecting the self's real interests; (ah, but on Capitol Hill, what are their 'real interests'?);

neg/unconsc/shadow side: a complete personal ineptitude in the face of life's everyday and recurrent complexities. (The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones.)

Somehow I think that when Bush and Cheney absconded, the hawks took most of the woman's chickens with them.

Now since this very day (Saturday, Sept 5, 2009) the position of transiting Mercury, communicator and message-bearer, is @ '7Lib' perhaps I shall add more info about the Symbol for that degree from Dane Rudhyar's An Astrological Mandala; the word picture is the same as mentioned above, but his details may expand our knowledge of our predicament - to quote using Rudhyar's emphases:

Keynote: The need to face the antagonism of "powers of darkness" as one attempts to feed the mind of as yet helpless and frightened apprentices.

The most basic "Law" of our universe is that every release of new potentialities (or modes of energy) brings about a polarization of effects--that is, the new potentiality will be used both for construction and destruction. It will arouse individuals (or groups and nations) to take a series of steps which will lead some to greater success, others to deeper failure.

Whoever makes possible this new release has to accept the karma of both the success and failure. When Jesus showered his immense love upon lukewarm, self-centered individuals, it inevitably came to be turned into violent hatred when these soul-minds were unable to cope with its frightening intensity. Jesus had to accept spiritual responsibility for those who crucified him.

Rudhyar goes on to explain '7Lib' in terms of 'the forever-present struggle involved in making it possible for the future-oriented actualizers of an ideal to survive the attacks of tradition-worshiping minds that can only follow the lines of automatic response.' The Keyword is: GUARDIANSHIP.

Yes, well it's the 'future-oriented actualizers' of Washington with their secret backers and enablers - those of the 'powers of darkness' persuasion - who concern me most when it comes to my only nag in the race which was, is, and will continue to be the United States of America.

US Secondary Full Moon August 6, 2009; based on our 'Franklin' natal chart of July 4, 1776, 2:21 am LMT, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which gives independence-minded, freedom-loving Uranus rising, Moon (We-The-People) @ Midheaven.

(Midpoint pictures: Tyl; Ebertin; may manifest in an any-all-none fashion.)

Aug 6, 2008

Is Obama a hawk in sheep's clothing?

In a persuasive article John Pilger asserts that Barack Obama is a hawk and an expansionist in the Democratic Party tradition - and Pilger gives examples with dates and expansionist statements from the Democratic candidate.

As I've blabbed previously, Obama wouldn't be in the prez race at all or have a much-hyped 'candidacy' if he weren't playing the game by Washington's rules.

But just whose tune Washington dances to is anyone's guess.

Even so, I'll be voting for him because I'd barf if I had to pull a lever for any Republican, yet we may as well know what we're about to be disappointed by...a hawk in sheep's clothing, as I term it.

And if the Obama campaign's recent surfacing of his birth certificate with its "7:24 pm" birth time is correct (and some say it's a forgery - I presume to hide his true birth place, as the argument goes) then his natal Ascendant (which represents his nibs himself - his rising sign and degree) is 18AQ03 which is the February Solar Eclipse degree just past, the "A Man Unmasked" degree.

Well, his opponents keep trying to unmask him but so far not much has stuck, esp with mainstream media's collusion, of course!

And perhaps the candidate or one of his handlers knew enough about Astrology's uses to keep his birth data veiled for privacy or other reasons.

Ronald Reagan did much the same, yet all the while keeping an astrologer on the payroll.

Then there's our current Solar Eclipse of August 1 at 9Leo32 which affects his natal chart (or supposed natal chart) as well with its "finding a space to more options - the cosmos shows a solution" flavor.

Actually, Eclipse degrees may in the end be a small part of confirming his birth date and time as more chart rectification takes place using event-timing and so forth. Use of appropriate Sabian Symbols is very helpful with rectification work, too.

Whatever the truth about Barack Obama, he certainly seems to be the man of the hour with John McCain looking pale and tired by comparison. Plus, the recent biopsy Band-aid on McCain's face was untimely and didn't help the old white-haired dude in the least.

Sheesh! maybe I'll just write-in for Paris Hilton after all, now that McCain has given her candidacy a grand boost.

Our 'elections' are all about image anyway - and Paris does assure us she's ready to lead!