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Showing posts with label Cardinal Grand Cross. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cardinal Grand Cross. Show all posts

Dec 29, 2016

Jan 12, 2017 Cancer Full Moon in a Cardinal Grand Cross

Politics, White House Transition, and the Revealing January 2017 Full Moon in Cancer

Today on my Jude Cowell Astrology blog I have posted a video report by Barbara Goldsmith on the January 12, 2017 Full Moon @22Cancer27 (posted there not here because I prefer not to change titles that people give their videos and this one is about 'Finding Love', something of a foreign concept in Washington DC political circles). This is a not-to-be-missed video!

This powerful Cancer Full Moon is the first lunation of the New Year and comes two weeks after the New Moon @7Capricorn59 (conjunct victim star Facies) of December 29, 2016 so that 2016 and 2017 are cosmically knitted together into one big hair shirt for the American people thanks to the ongoing train wreck they call the 'Trump Transition' and the specter of a Trump-Pence-Conway presidency looming on the 2017 horizon. That America is improved and not destroyed by Mr. Trump and his anti-government cohorts is my fervent hope for hope must always spring eternal, right?

Now the December 2016 New Moon and the January 2017 Full Moon charts may be viewed here where you can see that the New Moon is rising in the Full Moon chart set for Washington DC, a sign of the knitting together of which I grouse today. You'll see that the Cardinal Grand Cross is highlighted on the chart as well with the Jupiter-Uranus opposition emphasized and engaged in a BOWL shape with corporate CEO and political planet Jupiter in Libra as leader (and, I assume, signifying Mr. Trump, the Jupiterian character, wrestling promoter, newly formed politician, and broadcaster of wild theories he presents as 'facts' and tweets). Mr. Trump is currently enjoying his 12-year Jupiter Return reward cycle, a three-fer this time (dates are listed, below) and I do believe he's feelin' it.

Jan 4, 2017 Update: I neglected to mention that the Jan 12th Full Moon shines upon the natal Saturn of one Donald Trump posited in his 11th house of Groups and Associations. Plus, his Saturn conjoins Venus, a conjunction suggesting a serious focus on relationships but also dissatisfaction--will separation between associations come to light?

As for 2017's Cardinal Grand Cross (or Square), we may expect those in and about-to-be heads of government to act aggressively assertive and impatient which will result in quick but poorly planned actions. A lack of cooperation and assistance may occur (ex: The Resistance) unless these dynamic energies are harnessed by common sense and we've heard an echo of it in the charge (later walked back) by Trump that President Obama has messed with Trump's 'smooth' transition into the White, House. Mr. Trump is said to be a Freemason as many US presidents have been so in my book, Lodge it is. Plus, the presence of anarchic zealot Uranus in the Grand Cross configuration adds to its chaotic, extremist quality which has already been active thanks to the tiresomely ongoing Uranus-Pluto square.

Now astrologer Bil Tierney writes about the pitfalls of a Cardinal Grand Cross: reckless moves, bad timing (Trump's natal Moon-South Node conjunction supports a tendency toward bad timing), over-assertion, and head-on confrontations which should be avoided if ultimate success is the goal. A competitive spirit is very strong in the Cross which is composed of oppositions and squares yet learning to be more deliberate and thoughtful is necessary for best results. Situational crises will occur that call for decisive action and Trump's typical 'shoot from the hip' method will seldom suffice. Does this self-interested materialist Gemini have what it takes to stay the political course? Maybe not but reliance on theocrat Pence may be even worse for a nation founded on secular Enlightenment principles. If this all sounds like a major identity transformation of America is underway that's because it is. And the ongoing Jupiter-Uranus opposition has given Trump and his team the idea that the world is there for the taking--and they have and they will while the January 12th Full Moon, a phase of total awareness, forecasts the major reconstruction coming in 2020 via multiple planetary conjunctions.

Another cosmic message is provided us by the January 12, 2017 Full Moon in Cancer for it conjoins starry Pollux, key themes: danger of disgrace, cruelty, murder, rape, danger from women or poisons - A. Louis) and although 22Can27 is not within a one-degree orb of US natal Mercury Rx (July 4, 1776), the Sabian Symbol for US natal Mercury may be activated since we're talking about Politics Gone Wrong against the original intentions of 1776 so let's close with the symbol that conjures a vision of the pyramid of power and All-Seeing Eye of Horus (of total awareness, our surveillance state identified by the US natal Mercury-Pluto opposition) purposefully placed upon the obverse side of America's Great Seal and the backside of the dollar bill by Freemason FDR:

25 Cancer: "A Willful Man Is Overshadowed by a Descent of Superior Power" which Rudhyar explains as: 'a more transcendent expression of "success." It is not merely external success (as is given by society to its prima donnas), but a spiritual response, a sign of inner strength and uncommon ENDOWMENT." And Jones gives the descriptive, negative (shadow side) of this degree as: 'a tendency to unwarranted presumption if not outright megalomania'.

Ah, yes, the inner strength and megalomania of changeable Gemini Mr. Trump with his natal Uranus disrupting the 2nd hou$e of the Inauguration 2017 horoscope. What could possibly go wrong?


Dates of Donald Trump's Jupiter Return/s to 17Libra27 (Stationary Direct, thus strong, and posited in his 2nd house of Money and Values along with shady Neptune Rx @5Lib50 and wounded/wounding Chiron @14Lib54 conjunct US natal Saturn, planet of laws--Jupiter-Neptune is the inflationary/speculator/wastrel pair of fanciful dreams and exaggerated plans: 1. December 4, 2016; 2. April 13, 2017 Rx; 3. August 4, 2017; Jupiter in airy Libra says, "It's not fair!" This represents another 'knitting together' of 2016 and 2017.

Conspicuously Related: current Labor Secretary Tom Perez has sharp words for Trump Transition team probes; Astro-Notes for Kellyanne Conway, and Dec 2016 into 2017: karmic planets hit the natal chart of Donald Trump.

Dynamics of Aspect Analysis, Bil Tierney; The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Marc Edmund Jones; An Astrological Mandala, Dane Rudhyar.

Apr 14, 2014

Astro-Round-Up: April 2014 Eclipses and the Cardinal Cross

April 10--May 4, 2014 Cardinal Grand Cross and an April of Eclipses

by Jude Cowell

Change is in the air! 'God of war' Mars is very active though retrograde in Libra. And since April 2014 in particular is garnering much attention online for its Cardinal Cross and Lunar Eclipse of April 15, 2014 @25Libra (a so-called "Blood Moon," a title Mars heartily agrees with) I'm posting a round-up of articles and videos about these cosmic events for your inspection. Of late, non-astrologers are noticing that 'something is up' with all that's going on in the world---shifts of all kinds and many of them are violent, injurious, disturbing, or simply unfortunate.

Astrologer Greg Scott offers an informative video at OM Times including the significance of the number '13' while Julie Demboski writes insightfully and on a more personal level concerning the Eclipses of April 2014.

Here is Steve Judd with "Yet more on the Grand Cross of April 2014":

Check out this presentation on the April 15 Lunar Eclipse as it affects "our soul's journey" and how we're "moving to the next level" of consciousness (one thing the astrological Moon signifies is the Unconscious, as you know, and with the eclipse occurring near the North Node, energy will rush in--occurring near the South Node energy would drain out):

And in case you missed it, here is one of my efforts concerning the Lunar Eclipse "Blood Moon" of April 15 which includes the dates of all four Total Lunar Eclipses into 2015.

Say...did anyone note that the white supremacist shooter at the Jewish Center and retirement home has the timely and descriptive surname of 'Cross'? This tragic event is an example of how frustrated Mars can be when in retrograde motion, how misguided his motivation, and how misdirected his energy.

Wonder if Mr. Cross imagined that committing murder delivered some kind of 'justice' with testosterone-driven Mars in Libra, sign of the Scales of Justice? Well, if so, the word 'vigilante' must be added.

Dec 2, 2013

January 1, 2014: New Moon, a Grand Cross, and a Bucket

Astro-Portents of New Years Day 2014: New Moon in Capricorn

by Jude Cowell

A New Year, a New Moon--sounds quite fortuitous, doesn't it?

Well, I'm looking at a New Moon horoscope set for Washington DC on New Years Day 2014 (6:14:08 am est) with 22Sag52 rising along with fixed star Ras Alhague (a Ophiuchi: 'a desire to create balance and healing' (--Brady, though Devore mentions 'perverted and depraved tastes' and 'misfortunes through women'), and powerful underworld boss Pluto @11Cap16 followed by an out-of-bounds Mercury @12Cap50 and Venus 26Cap42 Rx. It's with a full 1st house that Washington DC faces the New Moon on New Years Day, yet we may pause for prayer since warring Mars @11Lib51 conjoins MC, the Public Status/Career/Goal Point of the chart and the most visible for the world to see.

Opposite Mars near the IC (The Drain; Endings; Domestic Scene; Roots) is quirky disruptor Uranus @8Ari40 in 3rd house and feeling his anarchist oats since entering America's natal 4th house in 2010, blind zealots and Utopians represented, according to Ebertin. Is a false flag op soon to be perpetrated on US soil? Some say so.

The explosive Mars-Uranus opposition is part of a dynamic Grand Cross with the second half formed by Jupiter Rx @16Can03 (7th h) opposing the Capricorn line-up in 1st house though Jupiter's opposition is closer by degree to Mercury than to the New Moon, Pluto, or Venus. Yet the Grand Cross planets include: Mars, MC, Sun and Moon, Mercury, Uranus, and Pluto with the ongoing Uranus-Pluto Cardinal Square separating (2S35) for now, and Jupiter acting as the handle of this Bucket shaped chart.

Planets arranged into a Bucket shape denote circumstances in which energy is focused and released via the handle planet--here, Jupiter, exalted in Cancer yet weakened, or its effectiveness and benefits delayed, by its retrograde condition. This pattern indicates an uncompromising direction of effort with little or no concern for end results. It seems there is no desire to conserve resources and there are many Americans who level this charge against the pocket-lining politicians of Washington DC--those who are in breach of the public trust come to mind.

To me the New Moon in Capricorn (the Saturn-ruled sign of government, law, and business) hints that unemployment benefits may not be extended by the end of December 2013 which will give a tremendous downward tug to the US economy as well as creating more misery for Americans who have suffered losses already at the hands of an uncaring corporate government. Hopefully I am wrong about this difficult start of the New Year, but there it is.

Best case is that Jupiter as handle shows inspiration and an adaptation of allegiances to where they can create the most benefits for the American people; on the downside, Jupiter here signifies malcontents and agitators who play the Jolly One's typical roles as professor, General, explorer, guru, priest, banker, or corporate CEO.

Cardinal Grand Cross: it's complicated

The Grand Cross of squares and oppositions indicates that quick, ill-considered action may be taken since impatience abounds. Staying power to complete projects is required and the continued cooperation of others is a must (the ACA website?) Common sense helps avoid pitfalls and it will be necessary to prevent succumbing to such things as recklessness, bad timing, over-assertion, and direct confrontations with others. Though ambitious, we must exercise more self-control even while facing one obstacle after another!

Now Pluto is, I suppose, Lord of the Eclipse (0A18), while status quo Saturn @20Sco24 (11th h) disposits Sun and Moon. Jupiter Rx is ruled of the horoscope, another indicator that the money planet's Rx condition is problematic as 2014 begins. And we haven't even discussed how the January 1st planets and Capricorn New Moon are lined up opposite America's natal planets in Cancer! Or how transiting Jupiter is retrograding back to rejoin US natal Sun (the president)!

To summarize, early 2014 is a critical time of development and it looks as though war, weapons, diplomacy, possibly explosions, financial mishaps, and even earthquakes or other natural disasters are potential dishes on our nation's menu as the New Year starts so I hope both readers of Stars Over Washington stay safe, warm, and dry, and do take activated charcoal for that hang-over if you allow yourself to party too much!


New Moons Are Followed by Full Moons

As you know, New Moons begin a phase of activity and represent a seeding time which culminates or fulfills about two weeks later at the subsequent Full Moon. On January 15, 2014, a Full Moon @25Can5j8 conjoins US natal Mercury Rx with the Sun @25Cap58, near US natal Pluto Rx, thus stimulating the US Mercury-Pluto opposition of surveillance and secrets. There are no planets OOBs in the Full Moon horoscope, but Venus is Rx @18Cap23, the 'new world order' degree of POLITICAL POWER and 'smug-armed paternalism' (Jones).

1/15/14: Mars @17Lib54 rises (ASC 17Lib23) in Washington DC and spotlights US natal Mars which is Rx by progression @18Lib+ since Summer 2006 (almost a 'Progressed Mars Return') denoting our wounded vets, other militaristic concerns, potential gun violence, protesters, activists, etc. This rising Mars--prominent in the New Moon horoscope, as mentioned above--can act as a trigger for events of a Martian nature especially since a Thor's Hammer pattern is 'aimed at' delusional Neptune @3Pis39 in 5th house.

The base of the Hammer is a Mars-MC square which creates a midpoint picture giving the January 15, 2014 Full Moon 'out of the mainstream' and/or 'withdrawal as an option' vibes though lucky Jupiter @14Can04 Rx in 9th h does conjoin Sirius, the Dog Star, and is about to rejoin US natal Sun. This transit may aid the president with obstructionist Republicans concerning budgetary issues, austerity measures, nominations, and such. Jupiter to Sun shows that 'something begun 12 years ago must be ended or move up to the next level' which sounds much like the 'leave Afghanistan in 2024' substitution for leaving in 2014.

Around the time of the January 15th Full Moon, deception will be used as a strategy, as usual in Politics, and/or communications will be other than they appear (Neptune-Pluto = Mercury--Tyl) which is also very much the usual in Politics.

The Saturn-Neptune = Pluto midpoint picture remains in effect in January 2014 so the 'denial of guilt from responsible parties' continues to interfere with social progress as syndicate criminals walk free, prosper, and live to defraud us again.

Oct 23, 2013

April 2014: a Cardinal Grand Cross and a US Lunar Return

Casting a Cosmic Spotlight on April 23, 2014 and We the People

by Jude Cowell

First, here's astrologer Michael Lennox speaking about the Cardinal Square which becomes a Cardinal Cross at times as other planets join in and involving the socially and politically riotous Uranus-Pluto square now in progress until 2015. The video was posted in late August 2013 and contains some general information on the conflicting energies inherent within this cosmic planetary pattern of heavy-weights:

Actually, today I've been looking at US Lunar Returns for 2014 and particularly focusing for now on our nation's Lunar Return for April 23, 2014 which perfects at 10:08:07 pm edt, White House (using US natal Moon @27AQ10 on July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA.) I have relocated the Return charts for the White House and am using the Moon as a timing device for our spotlight.

As you know, through aspects and other chart factors, a Lunar Return provides details for a particular month including the tempo of life, mundane concerns, minor phases of experience, and changing or fluctuating circumstances (as well as for the timing of events.)

And while it's most useful to read a Lunar Return chart in relation to the current Solar Return, that is beyond the scope of today's post. However, here's a link to my brief analysis of US Solar Return 2013 from July past and you'll note that, as always, the Moon disposits US natal Sun and that in 2013, Cancer sits upon the IC/4th house of the Solar Return 2013 chart, both of which give prominence to US Lunar Returns for the period (July 2013--July 2014), especially since chart angles are points of energy manifestation. Naturally, a prominent IC points to the Domestic Scene and Security Matters. Thus, years 2013 and 2014 are cosmically linked as are the Moon (We the People) and Sun (leader) in Mundane charts.

13 x 4 = a Whopping Cardinal Grand Cross

America's April 23, 2014 Lunar Return chart shows a Cardinal Grand Cross pattern involving Mars Rx @13Lib23 in Return 10th house (conjunct US natal Saturn) and opposing Uranus @13Ari41 (4th h.) Jupiter @13Can58 (conjunct US natal Sun) is in Return 8th h opposite Pluto @13Cap33 Rx in Return 2nd h of the National Treasury so wealthy underworld boss, Pluto, continues his 'power struggle' opposition to US natal Sun (leadership.) Notably these planets are all at 13 degrees, a number which some people are superstitious about and 13 does, of course, carry meaning within Freemasonry and other secretive systems of thought, some which many of our Founding Fathers were members of in their day.

See: Properties of the Number 13.

A Cardinal Grand Cross is a very active configuration indicating that the actors (planets) involved are energetically 'on the move' and behaving very assertively. The four squares agitate the already impatient quality of the pattern and may inspire poorly planned actions as the charged up energies keep things tense and pressurized.

Meanwhile, the oppositions in Cardinal mode show that cooperation is much needed for ultimate success though finding willing assistance is difficult. Cultivating sociability might help matters but in Washington, that's not likely these days (unless one has a dog!) Bad timing, recklessness, and direct confrontations are more likely along with being accident-prone since impulsive hothead Mars is in the picture along with Uranus, planet of sudden shocks. Together, the Mars-Uranus duo has an explosive quality which may be catalyzed into action.

Even so, there is strong ambition to achieve and to best the competition herein, and if Mars can be tamped down enough so that careful consideration and forethought are employed rather than premature action, much may be achieved with a dynamic Cardinal Grand Cross--unless headstrong temperaments impatiently prevail. Yes, I may be describing Ted Cruz here and a need for the GOP to take control if they can against a grenade-tosser so determined to take center-stage in spite of any and all losses.

So all in all, from April into May 2014, we may expect a continuation of confrontations and stand-offs, a frenetic tempo, and major obstacles that block many people's objectives. Is that any different than Washington DC circa 2013? Maybe not but if things are worse, I suspect the American people will be even more disapproving of our off-the-mark, ideologue politicians than current polls indicate.

Plus, We the People becoming fed up en masse with the US government is precisely what global government promoters of the 'new world order' persuasion want. After all, they go to a lot of trouble and expense to engineer the chaos from which they'll pretend to 'save' us.

Apr 30, 2012

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

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

by Jude Cowell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jupiter and Pluto Met Secretly and Schmoozed Over Big Fat Plans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any of these sound like public figures past or present?

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

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

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

Oct 1, 2011

Global Revolution link to Livestream of Occupy Wall Street protests

This Global Revolution link will take you to a Livestream video of the Occupy Wall Street protests which are not just for Manhattan anymore as other US cities join in v corporate elite banksters and a word, thieves.

Yes, the ongoing planetary Cardinal Grand Cross of revolt and upheaval and its attendant on-again-off-again T-Squares of blockage and frustration are really revving up the populace to demonstrate for truth, justice, and civil rights in earnest now--even in our usually placid America.

And astrological Pluto (favorite planet of wealthy plutocrats whether they know it or not) is at the base of the blockages, injustices, and thieving as Mr. Underworld acts from status quo Capricorn.

Sep 26, 2011

UK's Nigel Farage to Parliament on the EU Crisis (must-see video); Pluto in Capricorn

A year or so ago, the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage gave a clear-eyed and forceful assessment of the European debt crisis and a scalding critique of those with "bunker mentality" who are "happy to destroy democracy" while untold millions suffer and fanatics v the Euro sceptic movement continue denying reality in an attempt to implement their Euro Dream.

Among several other things, "--the game is up," he tells them. "--your fanaticism is out in the open," says he and I can hardly agree more with Mr. Farage's sentiments especially since, due to its global nature, the tentacles of the one-world-government conspiracy stretch deeply into American Politics as well, as we now see in Benton Harbor, MI, Madison, WI, Washington DC, and elsewhere across our land.

Now here's a previous post which details the birth data and natal planetary positions of the European Union; included is an explanation of the Pre-Natal Eclipse Series in which the Union was born (created.)

With ongoing troubles looming over the EU's economy and with its continued existence placed in doubt by certain people--as noted by Mr. Farage in the video above--factions work to undermine the Union, and it is with trepidation that I mention the fact that the EU's PE repeats on November 25, 2011 @ 2Sag37, a zodiacal degree at the Foundation (IC, the HOW? Point) of the Autumn Equinox 2011 Horoscope.

In a post subtitled Drastic Measures, the Autumn Equinox 2011 chart is set for Washington DC. if you wish a peek. To me, this indicates what commentators, talking heads, economists, and others have been saying--that the European debt crisis may indeed undermine the American economy and world stock markets with negativity as its effects spread across the globe. It already has, as you know.

And once again, as we've seen since 2010 with the Cardinal Grand Cross ('Cardinal Climax' or 'Crisis') configuration in action-oriented Cardinal signs (Ari/Lib, Can/Cap), Pluto in Capricorn, sign of government, law, and business, is most often the focal player (apex) planet (actor) making ultimate, string-pulling decisions that adversely affect world populations. In view of underworld Pluto's agenda and strategy for global domination, this is bad news for anyone who thinks to stand in the way of wealthy plutonian overlords and their treasured goals.

So to echo Mr.Farage: who in hell does Pluto think he is?

Why, he's the god of Hades, that's who. And a perfect representative in Mundane Astrology for the satanic force and its earthly servants and politicians who now plague decent people everywhere as these anarchists work to force upon us their dream of a regressive Utopia of austerity and deprivation for us while they themselves benefit from the world's abundant resources.

Yes, you are correct: it's jackassian politics being practiced all around!

UPDATE Sept 28, 2011: please read Comments below this post--I wrote in confused fashion concerning Euro sceptics and Gawain Towler of the UKIP has clarified the issue of who the EU fanatics are--thanks, Gawain! Jude

Sep 17, 2011

Horoscope: New Moon 4Lib00 Sept 27, 2011

Set for the White House, Washington DC, here is an image of September 27, 2011's New Moon @ 4:00:16 Libra rising (ASC 4Lib51), with the lunation as part of a Cardinal Grand Cross here perfected by US natal Jupiter 5Can56 at Midheaven (The Goal, or WHY? Point.)

Natal Jupiter @ '6Can' = "Game Birds Feathering Their Nests" is the WHY? A new cycle of activity (New Moon on ASC) is the WHAT? HOW is Pluto breaking down systems and structures in Capricorn, and the WHERE? is apparently Utopia (Uranus in Aries on DESC.)

The New Moon perfects during an Hour of Mars 5Leo05 in 10th house of Public Status and Career, conjunct US natal North Node which indicates encounters with martian people or events; chart-ruler Venus 15Lib21 in 1st house and just past US natal Saturn 14Lib48 which is the first US natal planet to rise in the New Moon chart.

This indicates issues of legalities, austerity, responsibility, potential loss, and accountability. Accountability issues are seconded by asteroid Hera at MC (keeping or balancing accounts) and financial matters are prominent.

Also prominent are military issues (hospitals, illness, use of force) and mining (Pluto conj IC, 4th house ruled by Saturn, plus, Neptune/Pluto midpoint in 4th h indicates resource plunderers (Robber Barons) and, in particular, uranium mining, contamination, radiation, and disposal concerns.

As you see, Jupiter Rx in Taurus, a money sign, is posited in 8th house of Shared Resources, Big Business, Corporations, Banking, Debt, Credit, Insurance, Legacies, Transformation, Death, and the Occult. The Neptune/Pluto pair has links to the supernatural and the occult as well.

For the sake of brevity, this analysis of the new cycle of activity beginning on Sept 27 will be primarily focused on midpoint pictures, aspects, and other links to the New Moon itself.

Chart-ruler Venus makes only one applying aspect (how things will proceed)--a conjunction with Saturn which happens to be conjoining US Secondary Progressed Mars Rx. Serious meetings are indicated along with mixing business with pleasure, working in isolation, and/or appreciating a need for better organization and structure.

Two applying aspects to the New Moon are telling, one that is separating (waning) indicates a past event or unconscious inclination--here are a few potentials which may come from the New Moon in Libra, sign of Partnerships and Legalities, but which also has war and conflict connotations:

New Moon square Pluto (0A55): new starts externally enforced; independent actions are courageous; transformation of lifestyles; ego is the driving motivation (Sun); emotional attachments intensify; overpowering emotions may outweigh other considerations; transformed domestic environments; powerful motivations bring impressive achievements but recklessness is a caution (Moon.)

New Moon sextile Mars (1A05): current opportunities inspire courageous actions; principles of loyalty and integrity are defended and may benefit career and reputation; competition or aggression (Sun); feelings morph into actions; talent is developed through instincts; business opportunities present themselves (Moon.)

Cardinal Grand Cross: Sun/Moon, Mercury, ASC, MC (US n Jupiter), Pluto, and Uranus

With US n Jupiter at MC and triggering/completing the T-Squares into a Grand Cross pattern, we know that idealism, finances, religion, higher education, war (Jupiter the General), courts, and other 9th house matters that Jupiter rules are particularly of interest in this New Moon horoscope, with business, self-protection, and security intimately involved (Cancer.)

Yet the separating opposition from radical Uranus 2Ari31 Rx may also relate esp with Uranus still affected by the transiting Jupiter/Neptune midpoint, the speculator-wastrel-grand schemes-inflationary pair of planets which conjoined one another upon our US natal Moon--we-the-people--in Aquarius all through 2009 creating an 'involved in speculation/instability' vibe. (Jup/Nep = Uranus: reality v imagination; coming down to earth with a bump; sudden recognition of a difficult situation--Ebertin.)

Please click the chart to enlarge for more details including America's natal planets which are penned around the outside of the chart and highlighted in an aqua color.

Since there's so much dynamic energy with the planetary pattern, let's consider the midpoint pictures formed by the US n Jupiter-completed Grand Cross--any, all, or none may apply:

n Jupiter/tr Pluto = Sun: creating magical effects; successful use of extraordinary mental or physical powers.

n Jupiter/tr Pluto = Moon: a desire to bring about social improvements; influencing the masses/the public through an appeal to the emotions (uh oh--that's now the US government always gets Americans to go to war--jc); a successful use of psychology.

n Jupiter/tr Pluto = ASC: a desire for power; organizing talent; personal advancement; far-sightedness; prudence.

(Interesting that 'prudence' was one of Bush Sr's signature words, and this New Moon shows the difficult Mars/Saturn midpoint sitting upon Poppy's natal ASC = possible health threat; separation; mourning. Also, Saturn 18Lib12 has just conjoined his natal Moon, also not a good portent for health issues, and his n Pluto in Cancer is at MC. Oh, and by the way: NN 17Sag14 in 3rd house of the New Moon chart is pointing toward Dick Cheney's natal Mars and as you know, Cheney's recent book has stirred up controversies over his role in 9/11 and his war crimes.)

n Jupiter/tr Pluto = Uranus: fanatics striving for improvements (Ebertin gives Uranus in Aries as 'Utopians'); quickly exploiting every situation; sudden reforms (will the president's American Jobs Creation bill pass? jc); adjustments to new circumstances.

Sun/Uranus = n Jupiter: successful reformers, inventors, or technicians; a pleasant surprise!

Sun/Uranus = Pluto: radical reformers; a desire to rearrange things; tragic experiences; imprisonment.

Sun/Uranus = MC: restless people with far-reaching plans; reformers, inventors, technicians (again--jc); the impact of sudden events or upheavals.

Moon/Uranus = n Jupiter: aims and objectives on a grand scale; vision; satisfied ambitions; ambitious aspirations.

Moon/Uranus = Pluto: fanaticism; self-willedness; stubbornness; a craving for sensation; building anew upon ruins.

Moon/Uranus = MC: pursuit of ambitious aims; excitement and great energy; determination; ready for action; sudden interference.

Uranus/ASC = n Jupiter: a fortunate rearrangement of the environment; optimism; successful teamwork.

Uranus/ASC = Pluto: a desire to attain success even under the most difficult circumstances.

Also of interest to our New Moon/new cycle topic is the Sabian Symbol for Mercury '3Lib' with trader Mercury in the 12th house of Politics, Secret Deals, Self-Undoing, and Karma:

"The Dawn of a New Day Reveals Everything Changed"...'INNOVATION:

Keynote: The ever-present possibility of beginning again on a new foundation of values.'

Yes, but it's which values and what kind of 'new foundation' that concern this American.


Natal data, both with Rodden Rating A: George H. W. Bush June 12, 1924 11:45 am edt Milton, MA; Dick Cheney January 30, 1941 7:30 am cst Lincoln, NE.

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

'3Lib' and '6Can' are from An Astrological Mandala by Dane Rudhyar.

Blog Note: once again, Blogger is 'disappearing' parts of my post as I type/save (some I have no time to put back), and SpellCheck goes out and in. Hopefully all will be displayed and correctly spelled once this post is published. Very annoying and time-wasting, Blogger! jc

Sep 15, 2011

Pluto Stations Direct 4Cap53 Sept 16, 2011

The Tracker Pauses in His Tracks: Pluto Turns Direct 9.16.11

by Jude Cowell

In Mundane Astrology, Pluto has many layers of meaning. Some potentials are: plutocrats, the government (administration and infrastructure), power and its abuse and misuse, big business and corporatism, the criminal Underworld (ex: Mafia), surveillance and spies, detectives, assassins and saboteurs, fear, secrets and scandals, the mega-wealthy class, taboos, Psychiatry and mind control, propaganda, methods of coping, oil, plutonium, other valuable things under the earth, tunnels and pipes, nuclear energy and weapons, death, destruction, and transformation.

Yet Mr. Hades can be the monster lurking beneath the bed or play The Philanthropist with a conscience (but also an ulterior motive)!

Once absolute power has been attained--and it has, Pluto has no intention of giving it up yet we've seen the beginning of riots, protests, and upheavals from populations across the globe as radical Uranus on the streets squares entrenched Pluto in his ivory tower in an attempt to block (square) the furthering of Pluto's abuse of power against the disenfranchised underclasses (Pluto/Chiron.)

Yes, the Cardinal Grand Cross of 2010 extends into 2011 and beyond and will 'inspire' more societal stand-offs between classes and political factions.

Pluto's Direct Station Sept 16, 2011

In Washington DC on Friday September 16, 2011, Pluto turns Direct at 2:25 pm edt with 25 Sagittarius rising which makes a 4th house (Real Estate) Jupiter (banking) the chart-ruler. (Jupiter's applying trine to Pluto is mentioned below.) Moneybags Jupiter is retrograde @ 9Tau51, not the condition we prefer for a chart-ruler--this points toward continuing foreclosures which are now being put into legal processes again (Rx) by the banking industry (Jupiter Rx trine Pluto, now Direct.)

It also points directly toward China, whose totem is The Dragon (Pluto), opening the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions today--see NPR's China Tells Others to Put Financial House in Order. Our Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is to speak there tomorrow (9.16), the day Pluto turns Direct.

Thing is, Secretary Geithner speaks with the Sun (leadership) conjoining US natal Neptune in Virgo (work; workers; service) so idealism and fantasy are in the air and someone is zooming someone--probably on both sides (US and China.)

So with Pluto now moving forward and stationing during the World Economic Forum, will China act as the world's economic savior as some have suggested? Pluto, er...China, isn't much impressed with that idea but we'll see. To do so would give the Chinese government more leverage and plutonian control which it apparently desires.

In September, Pluto rises with Fixed Star Aquila (The Eagle; bold action) and there are indications of war drums with Pluto's degree '5Cap' = "Indians Rowing a Canoe and Dancing a War Dance"--not what most Americans want since we're overburdened with Bush-Cheney wars as it is, but Pluto doesn't ask permission from anyone for his strong-armed pursuit of global power and domination.

A Cardinal T-Square with Apex Pluto

With a 9th house (Foreign Lands) Venus 2Lib03 opposing Uranus 2Ari57 Rx in 3rd house of Communications, a square from manipulative Pluto creates a Cardinal T-Square and forms a midpoint picture with these possible manifestations, some of which may turn up in the news as events or scandals:

Venus/Uranus = Pluto: potential for notoriety; exhibitionism; high excitability; accusations, attacks, or disruptions in seeking satisfaction; fanaticism when pursuing enjoyment of affection. (Tyl; Ebertin; Munkasey.)

Sexy! Yet in Business and Politics, the Venus/Uranus pair itself relates to a treasury showing unexpected rises and falls in valuations, strange or eccentric behavior toward financial assets, and/or ruling bodies unable to cope with sudden increases or lacks of financial resources. (Munkasey.)

Now when karmic Pluto is apex (focus) in a Cardinal T-Square, high-level executives are indicated, and certain bloodlines may hold sway. Secluded in an ivory tower, this isolated Pluto never shares power and ruthlessly overwhelms any opposition to his plans for domination especially when challenged; subversive actions and manipulation are used to force his ambitions upon others.

(On the topic of plutonian, draconian bloodlines and US presidents, of course the satanic Merovingians come first to mind.)

So as Venus and Uranus both square The Dragon, US natal Jupiter--Geithner?--is again opposed by transiting Pluto, a difficult and key time for US finances and for political maneuverings as power struggles stymie efforts. The phrase "called on the carpet" comes to mind for Mr. Geithner's visit to China.

Apex Pluto in a Cardinal T-Square describes explosive endings making way for a new direction but if the 'new direction' is global totalitarianism, America's sovereignty and independence will be become things of the past--we're in process of that breakdown now, aren't we?

Jupiter trine Pluto (4A58) indicates aid from banking and other entities (Jupiter - gurus, preachers, generals, Republicans, etc) toward power goals, yet aid is delayed due to Jupiter's Rx state (until Christmas 2011.)

Venus square Pluto (0A55) shows overreactions to something said or done--things are Very Serious, no jokes allowed. Old issues surface bringing along resentments, suspicions, jealousies, and anger over past actions which perhaps were not aboveboard. (Plus, the Venus/Pluto pair has a connection to bankruptcy.)

Well, there are many other chart factors of importance if you care to set up a chart for Pluto's Direct Station on Friday. I'll close with a list of the midpoint pictures formed at 2:25 pm edt in Washington DC (9.16.11) for your consideration--any, all, or none may apply:

Mars/Pluto = Saturn: leaving no stone unturned in pursuit of a particular task; a desire to forcibly overcome obstacles at all cost; frustrated goals require persistence; lessened personal power.

Mars/Pluto = MC (15Lib49 = US natal Saturn, as above): learning to gain control and use powerful or extreme measures for improving status; unusual capabilities for advancement; facing overwhelming force without power (Pluto oppo US n Jupiter; tr Mars opposing US n Pluto 27Cap33 Rx in USA's 2nd house of Money); intervention of a Higher Power (China saves the global financial system?)

Jupiter/NN = Neptune (an ongoing mdpt picture): indecision or vacillation; inhibitions in partnerships; instability; unreliability; disappointment; getting sober again.

Moon/NN = Neptune: disappointment through others; an undermining of associations or unions.

Moon/Saturn = Mars: a lack of determination; the desire to overcome difficulties; feeling inferior; soul conflicts; separation or illness.

Moon/MC = Mars: total devotion to a task; industriousness; a spirit of endeavor.

And last but not least, our world's two societal planets, Jupiter and Saturn, point to activist Mars as well...

Jupiter/Saturn = Mars: a lack of endurance; enforcing changes of circumstances and life conditions; feeling unrewarded and making a change; not wanting to toe the line; ambition emerges out of discontent.

And since Mars opposes US natal Pluto...

Jupiter/Saturn = n Pluto: dramatic trust of self; fearlessness; major change of situation; tremendous perseverance; attaining aims slowly but surely; immense efforts; restrictions; separations; violent changes.

Mercury/Venus = Sun: compassion; recognition; a sunny disposition.


You may wish to check out a previous post on similar topics: China's natal chart and why Geithner is there with the nation's natal horoscope shown with transits for Secretary Geithner's visit in April 2010. You'll see that a transit now repeats due to the slowness of Pluto's orbit--tr Pluto opposing China's natal Uranus in Cancer, a time of struggles for control within the environment, and great conflicts occurring as power and resources are pitted against established financial and political institutions, such as the United States of America.

Sep 10, 2011

Uranus (Youth Movement), Neptune (Floods), Gold/Silver 2011 (video)

Financial Astrology, Uranus/Neptune, Shifting Poles, old Henry Clay and youngish Rick Perry

by Jude Cowell

Here New Zealand astrologer Barbara Goldsmith gives her comprehensive view on 2011 events, financial and social conditions in a video presentation. First she goes over her 2011 predictions which have come to pass and it's a daunting list if you care to skip to the middle. I say this because we're all in process of experiencing these events of 2011 now and therefore may wish to avoid hearing them listed at this particular juncture.

Well, there are some moments when Astrology simply isn't needed, for we can hear about events in the news or peer onto our very doorsteps, can't we?

So the primary reason I'm publishing (belatedly--mea culpa!) Barbara's video on 2011 predictions in September is that around halfway through, she addresses the shifts of transpersonal (collective; outer) planets Uranus into fiery Aries and Neptune into its own watery sign of Pisces.

If you haven't viewed before, I hope you have 10 minutes to tune in. Plus, maybe like me you'll see that her bookshelves hold some of the same Astrology books as yours!

Barbara Goldsmith's predictions for 2012 will be useful now that we're entering the difficult period of Autumn 2011 into the oft-touted yet dreaded year of 2012. My fret is that the promised 'Paradigm Shift' will be purposely engineered by social tinkerers and Uranian chaos creators who are in process of collapsing the global financial system for their own rebuilding and control aims.

And although I don't like mentioning it, these potentially chaotic conditions could fulfill the ancient 'no one will be able to buy or sell without the mark of the beast' Biblical prophecy.

Is Neptune Holier-Than-Thou?

In her video, Barbara relates a stratification of society to Neptune in Pisces' desire for existence on a loftier plane and I have wondered (somewhere on this blog but with almost 3,000 posts, it's difficult to find mentions that don't have specific tags) if NASA's ISS and certain undersea capsules have been invented for Those Who Will Escape the Worst of Earth's coming travails until things settle down for their 'royal' emergence.

Thing is, no one born on Earth can escape karma for all must reap what they sow.

Futurist Uranus

Yet chaos-creating Chiron/Uranus types always keep handy escape hatches available for their exclusive use, you know.

If nothing else, my Capsule/Space Station as Escape Hatch theory shows you how deeply suspicious I can be of global corporatists and shady monarchs, doesn't it? ;p

Talk about plans with no prospects for fulfillment!

2012, 2012, and...2012

Another facet of the Paradigm Shift 2012 question is, of course, Earth's obvious physical changes (earthquakes, volcanoes, ice melting, all of which can be man-induced or encouraged through ecological assaults and unusually powerful weather events--HAARP? Hedron Collider? mad scientists!) These earth changes are cyclical--so are magnetic poles shifting? If more and more animals fly or migrate as if drunken by confused navigation systems, I'm guessing that could one small clue.

Speaking of mysterious events under the sea, here's a tidbit from April 2000 concerning the lost Henry Clay, named for a prominent and controversial US politician who is featured this weekend on C-SPAN's The Contenders.

With its spotlight on past presidential candidates who lost but "changed political history", my intention is to view all of The Contenders including the segment on Progressive Movement candidate Eugene Debs who helped champion the social improvements of the early 1900s, the ones that 2012 presidential candidate Rick Perry promises to abolish from high atop the perch of the Oval Office, a plan which to my dissenting American mind (a DAR persuasion peeking through!) should disqualify Mr. Perry from running for US President.

So I ask you: in what watery, upside down world can a secessionist, of all creatures, effectively govern as US president the United States of America?

Come on now! Perry makes it clear he's a divider, not a uniter.

Happy Campaign 2012, y'all.

Neptune to Our Solar Eclipse Degree 00Pis33

Yes, transit Neptune to 00Pis00 has simmered up a thick, murky broth for the American people to stew in, compliments of transpersonal forces which dissolve and undermine our nation as described on one level by Neptune's conjunction to America's Pre-Natal Eclipse Series, circa 1776 (00Pis33.)

A repetition of America's PE manifested once again on July 11, 2010 (12 South Saros Series) and its flavors resonate directly with the BP-Deepwater Horizon Blowout of April 2010 which decimated our Gulf Coast region through corporate-instigated environmental terrorism. About 4 days after the eclipse occurred, BP announced a successful capping of the well--finally:

12S = 'successful outcomes to long term worries; a situation or an issue will at first seem worse, then clear with good outcomes', to paraphrase Bernadette Brady's Predictive Astrology.

(Historical Note: after 12S, the next Solar Eclipse in the Founders' era occurred on August 14, 1776 and actually describes the founding of America to perfection. It's the 13 North Series which speaks of 'breaking an already existing bond for the sake of large, ambitious group projects; initial separation then joint achievement'! (Brady.)

This hints to me that the completion of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on August 2, 1776 under the influence of 13N is an integral component embedded within our nation's identity, perhaps even more so than the July 4, 1776 date the Founders wanted us to celebrate as our national 'birthday'.

We do so slavishly, of course, with patriotic fervor and idolatry yet its seems that the Cosmos may have a slightly different calendar than mortal men! Is this one of the reasons some (possibly Astrology-informed) delegates waited until August to sign? (The 13N Series actually began on August 14, 1776 which resonates with the important new World cycle that started with America's founding.)

Traditionally, America relates to the world as a Water-Air, past v future Sun Can/Moon AQ personality blend, but the August 14, 1776 Solar Eclipse presents the US as a double-Air, idealistic, zealous-for-justice Sun Libra/Moon Libra nation!

Unfortunately for the populations of many countries, it's in 2011 and 2012 that eroding, nebulous, merging, self-deceptive, and often fraudulent Neptune softly stirs up 00Pis00/33 in the Tropical Zodiac, creating a karmic, watershed moment in World and US history as I suspect you may agree.

Ex: recently it's been reported that the Deepwater Horizon well is leaking again--that Neptunian erosion of the 'successful outcomes' which the July 2010 eclipse described in such hopeful terms. Of course, with media-loving Neptune's talent for confusion and deception, it remains to be 'seen' if the Macondo well is leaking or not.

All this and I didn't even mention transforming, sabotaging, destructuring Pluto in system-loving Capricorn, now creeped back into closer opposition to US natal Jupiter 5Can56...'6Can' = "Game Birds Feathering Their Nests." (Rudhyar; Jones.)

Hmmm...wonder if those cozy, plush nests they've protectively feathered are orbiting in Uranian space or perhaps secreted beneath a Neptunian sea?

Related Posts w Horoscopes:

Naturally, Winter Solstice December 21, 2012; plus, the January 4, 2011 Solar Eclipse containing strong issues of 'Balance of Power', as astrologer Celeste Teal titled this 13 North eclipse from the August 14, 1776 Series--the 'breaking of already existing bonds, then success' as mentioned above.

Is that a Rs v Ds 'Balance of Power'? Capitol Hill's tiresomely theatrical 'default'/'debt crisis' stalemate of August 2011 timed quarreling Mars in Cancer as it triggered the Jan 4, 2011 Solar Eclipse by opposing the eclipse degree (among his other contacts such as conjunctions to US natal planets @ 3--14 Cancer: Venus, Jupiter, and Sun.)

And since 13N manifested just after New Year's Day 2011, its influence is strongly and irrevocably imprinted upon the whole of Year 2011 and upon the US presidency because the eclipse's degree (13Cap47) opposes US natal Sun (leadership; the president.)

You know, I have to say this: the wispy 'American' sentiments of politicians like Rick Perry strike me as lukewarm at best and traitorous in essence when I consider the passion contained in statements such as this:

"Believe me, dear Sir: there is not in the British empire a man who more cordially loves a union with Great Britain than I do. But, by the God that made me, I will cease to exist before I yield to a connection on such terms as the British Parliament propose; and in this, I think I speak the sentiments of America." -Thomas Jefferson, November 29, 1775

And the breaking of an already existing bond was less than one year away!

My fervent hope for America is that many of us now feel similarly about the lousy terms upon which ideologue GOPers propose to (again) misrule this nation. And if you agree, you cannot seriously consider sitting out the November 2012 presidential election. Seriously. Electing a president by default will not be an option.

Sep 2, 2011

Rick Perry's Confederate Constitution 1861, and Global Astrology peers ahead

Doth Candidate Perry Cite the Confederate Constitution of 1861? 9.2.11

by Jude Cowell

To refresh our jaded memories, here's the text of the Preamble of the Constitution of the Confederate States, adopted March 11, 1861.


We, the people of the Confederate States, each State acting in its sovereign and independent character, in order to form a permanent federal government, establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Confederate States of America.

To read the rest of the historical document try the Avalon Project since, if our nations succumbs to a Rick Perry presidency, we may be cast back to the 19th century with all its social ills and backwardness as if that could possibly be a good trade for the social ills and conditions of our forcibly austere time.

Jupiter-Saturn, Financial Cycles, and Societal Ills

Now their relationship should act in a 'checks'n'balances' manner in order to protect our Democracy and the sovereignty and treasury of a US government that is invested with ruling power solely by the consent of the governed. Yet these days, a troubling, undermining behavior is shown when the GOP demands contraction of the US economy when there's a Democrat in the White House but spends like drunken sailors on imperial war and Corporate Welfare when they are the freaks at the helm.

Yet of course we know that central and transnational bankers including agents of The Fed control US Politics with politicians acting as the political arm of a global crime syndicate which is symbolized by Jupiter's tendency to incorporate and grow--precisely how America was founded, by Corporation (East India Company, plus, US natal Pluto 27Cap33 Rx which manipulates from afar since US natal Pluto lurks out-of-bounds from the gestalt of the rest of our national horoscope, no matter which time you use to set up a US natal chart.)

As you've perhaps heard, there are mumblings going round that big bankers of the
1860s era backed both sides of the 'Civil' War (as was their custom in other conflicts) and were determined to hold onto to the South and its agricultural and other resources in order to stop the South from becoming independent trade partners with the Caribbean region, points further south, and Europe. And naturally, given the usury creatures we're discussing, there were large loans that might not be paid back if the South had been allowed to secede, which is one level of action going on in the background of the 1860s and affecting the lead-up to war and describes the motivations of some of the actors and banking agents of those days.

Capitol Hill Washington DC circa 2011

Mundanely, it seems to me that our Capitol Hill Jupiterians (the Grand Old Party) are again using tactics of Saturnian control and austerity when social ills are on the precipice of being addressed and eased (the tension--rulers v people so let's be on guard for yet another war to be waged on borrowed dough whose interest payments will further financially enslave the American people.) Meanwhile Ds (Saturn) want to expand spending and investment (Jupiter) because government (Capricorn/Saturn) must spend when the private sector won't. So we're to believe that the Democratic Party's Jupiter function simply longs to be expressed to aid a struggling populace--but the poor things are frustrated by the Republican Party's inhibiting saturnity.

Checkmate! And we-the-people lose since those who need money for basics and other expenses are the ones who they attempt to prevent from accessing the global money tree when everyone knows that US consumer spending is what can re-float our financial boat. Obviously, there are political, financial, and other factions that don't want the US economy to rebound and have left US workers behind in an Arizona Dust Storm.

Now you may disagree with me on these things, but really, I can't see how you can given the timber of financial and political events which have transpired during the first eleven years of the New Millennium as Washington's jackassian politics spread across the land, snatching away the weak and unwary like hungry wolves at the gate.

Come to think of it, I've harangued here more than once against radical Utopians ('Uranus in Aries = Utopians'--Ebertin) entering and soon re-entering America's 4th house of Homeland, Domestic Scene, Real Estate, and Endings ('The Drain') as Big Bankers and Mortgage Interest Usurers--both here and abroad--take possession of millions of homes and properties in the US, residential and commercial. Hmm...a pattern?

Aug 10, 2011

Eclipses to UK natal chart trigger Crisis, Riots, Brutality

August 10, 2011: Eclipses, a Cardinal Cross, and the UK Riots

by Jude Cowell

In 2010, a Solar Eclipse hit the Moon (people) in the UK natal chart and another Solar Eclipse--the 'karmic' eclipse of July 1, 2011, now in force @ 9Can12--hit (eclipsed) the UK's natal Midheaven (Public Status; Goals; Aspirations) while opposing natal Sun (leadership) in Capricorn.

Well, 'looking ahead' back in 2010, I knew that this much eclipse action to one nation's natal chart meant important events, some positive perhaps, but some negative. Yet I didn't stay with my studies of the UK chart long enough to see the violence and turmoil now in progress though astrologers realized years ago that the current Uranus/Pluto square alone would be enough to bring back riots, upheavals, and protests with similar themes from the time of the two intense planets' Great Conjunction/s of the mid-1960s. Civil Rights issues have returned if indeed they ever went away.

As we see over the globe, the Uranus/Pluto square, along with other planets and their aspects involved in the Cardinal Grand Cross of Crisis which hit the world in 2010, are resulting in uprisings, riots, and brutality. Some of the effects may be seen in the *midpoint pictures between the various planets as the elite's disenfranchisement of the masses boils over in rage and fury after the Cameron government's austerity measures were put in place as he entered Number 10 Downing Street.

In the UK "law and order is shattered", says the Washington Post today, and one thinks of the human costs first, then of the use of the word 'shattered' which points to Saturn in balanced Libra opposite rebel Uranus in Mars-ruled Aries, a brittle combination of energies that can do just that--shatter. Then Mars currently in Cancer, sign of the UK's natal Moon, is out-of-bounds, a condition which so often brings fire-setting and violence in its wake through emotional discontent by way of moody Moon-ruled Cancer.

My heart goes out to the good people of Britain, my relatives and friends, and to all who are affected by the current rioting of alienated youth (and whoever is behind this coordinated violence which leads PM David Cameron to say that images from the UK's closed circuit surveillance cameras will be published for he's determined not to "let any phony concerns about human rights get in the way."

Mr. Cameron says that the crisis is "a moral problem as much as a political problem" and I believe he is correct on that score. He attempts to point an authoritarian finger at the rioters' morals rather than at himself and his austerity measures that are causing suffering and a 'backed into a corner' feeling which is a common result of such draconian measures against a populace. Yes, Mars is touchy and OOBs and fighting back.

"It is a complete lack of responsibility in parts of our society, people allowed to feel the world owes them something, that their rights outweigh their responsibilities and their actions do not have consequences. Well, they do have consequences."

Oh, Mr. Cameron! The 'lack of responsibility' you cite also applies to a government letting down its people for the sake of the rich getting richer--who think that their "rights" to more private wealth lifted from the public sector can "outweigh their responsibilities."

Yes, actions do have consequences, and this American with British heritage wishes that you'd cared more about that fact before your 'austerity measure' actions took hope away from the youth of your country--and now your countrymen reap the consequences of the restrictive, Saturnian New World Order agenda you follow, your peoples' wishes and needs be dam*ed.

That riotous upheavals could have easily been predicted (even without Astrology!) implicates PM Cameron as one who knew that violence and societal breakdown was precisely what was being sown by the government's mean-spirited actions. And as I previously wrote concerning current conditions in Britain, another planned casualty of the current street violence may be those "phony concerns about human rights" (mid-1960s!) which Mr. Cameron so cavalierly dismisses as unworthy of consideration--with riots in the streets his alleged justification.


Cameron's "actions have consequences" quote from today's BBC News, an organization towing the NWO line as well so please keep a grain of salt (healthy scepticism) handy when reading.

*A midpoint picture in effect this very day: Mars/Pluto = Uranus: cruelty, violence, brutality; sudden disasters and calamities of great consequence. (Ebertin.) This applies to the entire globe, not just the UK, of course. And if we add Saturn, now slightly out of opposition range with Uranus in Aries ('Utopians'), a Cardinal Grand Cross is formed between Saturn, Uranus, Mars, and Pluto.

You may also be interested in a previous post from 2010 Pope to UK: Moon Triggers July 2010 Solar Eclipse which shows a bi-wheel chart of Vatican II's natal horoscope with the Pope Benedict's visit of September 17, 2010 around it.

The two natal horoscopes I have in my files for the UK are: May 12, 1707 (NS) 00:00 LMT Westminster, England, and January 1, 1801 00:00 am LMT London. I believe the birth data are from historical record.


UPDATE 7:00 pm edt: I am told that this blog's host, Blogger, will be in read-only mode later this evening and all day Thursday. Therefore, SO'W will return with new postings on or by Friday, August 12, 2011. Hope big news events take a break simultaneously--but what are the chances? jc

Jul 6, 2011

Global Austerity and Weather Conditions July 2011

7.6.11 From the SO'W You'll Know As Soon As I Know Department, this just in:

Theodore White has published a fresh July 2011 edition of Global Astrology covering current conditions and austerity issues in the US and across the planet in relation to the Cardinal Cross of difficult, critical energies which everyone is feeling sorely.


The transits of the outer planets relative to the Earth continue to show mundane astrologers that there's much more to come. In my July 2011 edition of Global Astrology we explore the impacts of climate to the economic struggles of nations to the shifting geopolitical situations worldwide - all in an effort to make some sense of a nonsensical era.

Read Cardinal Crisis: Austerity or Revolution? which ends with Theo's Mundane advice, solutions, and warnings.

As you know, Theodore White is the only mundane astrologer to predict the Fukushima Japan earthquake....that's pre-dict, before it occurred, using the ancient principles of Mundane Astrology as he is wont to do.

For the times, they really are a-changin'.

May 25, 2011

Horoscope: the karmic Solar Eclipse of July 1, 2011

Today's post is one I'd prefer to skip but since it concerns the Solar Eclipse of July 1, 2011 @ 9Can12 and deeply affects America's natal chart, my fret is that it cannot be avoided and must be addressed on Stars Over Washington.

With America's birthday coming on July 4th (Sun 13Can+ depending on the birth time you use: today I'm looking at our nation's horoscope for July 4, 1776 5:10 pm EDT Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - aka, the Sibly chart) and with our government's placing our country into serious debt to other nations - precisely what our founders hoped to avoid - our annual "Independence Day" becomes more and more of a cynical joke against the American people whose natal Aquarian Moon perpetually longs for freedom and independence.

And since Summer 2011 marks major financial and political time bombs (such as to raise or not to raise the US debt ceiling which Congress has never yet failed to do - one of the many reasons the US in such high debt now), plus, a deficit amount gone into the stratosphere, along with the Democratic Congress' failure to pass a viable budget) this Solar Eclipse and that of June 1, 2011 @ 11Gem02 are all the more pertinent for our astrological and political considerations.

Now some politicians continually tell us that America is "broke" while some say, p-shaw! to the notion. And since it's primarily Republicans who say we're broke (Financial Collapse 2008 occurred on Bush's watch, I remind them - the heisting crescendo of his disastrous 8-year presidency), it's easy to see that the GOP wishes to tar'n'feather a Democratic president with the bankruptcy brush in order to make way for the next - what they hope is a Republican - president who'll conveniently band together with Corporate America to 'save the day'.

The implication is that with a Republican back in the White House (Lodge), millions of decent-paying US jobs will magically appear! This, of course, ignores how many such jobs disappeared during the 8 years of Bush-Cheney and during the terms of other presidents, both D and R.

So if you've read this blog once or twice before, you may know that this reluctant astrologer considers 99% of our ruling elite politicians to be floating along in the same golden yacht and lined up against the American people's best interests, a populace whom they come nearer to drowning every day. In that sense, we're all Katrina victims left upon flooded rooftops.

So with that populist/common good slant in mind, I hereby offer you my take on the Solar Eclipse of July 1, 2011 which manifests as you see between America's natal Jupiter 5Can56 and Sun 13Can with transiting Pluto (The Wealthy hiding beneath an invisible cape of power) in Capricorn still in opposition to our natal planets in the business-oriented, security-minded sign of Cancer.

Image shown: July 1, 2011 Solar Eclipse 9Can12 4:53:50 am edt Washington DC ; eclipse conjoins Fixed Star Alhena: to have a mission; this 'mission' may be of the Manifest Destiny kind and may be part of what is described below as 'the goal'.

Hour Mars 7Gem17 in 12th house of Politics, Self-Undoing, and Karma conjunct US natal Uranus 8Gem55 which conjoins asteroid MIDA$ 9:03; Mars conjunct Hera (women's issues = Republicans' "war on women"?); ASC 26Gem15 (WHAT?), MC 3Pis34 (WHY?) with Neptune 00Pis43 Rx and Chiron 5Pis15 Rx snugged around it along with Fixed Star Fomalhaut = humanitarianism, idealism, spirituality, and Pisces = The Two Fishes, so the Mississippi River flooding and its effects on New Orleans comes to mind even as seafood and Gulf Coast livelihoods continue to be affected by oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout of April 2010; plus, crop failures from flooding may affect food prices, transport, state budgets, and homeowners and residents in the flood plain.

ASC 26Gem15: South Node (separation) 23Gem28 and Venus 26Gem34 are rising indicating conditions of separation in relationships, isolation, issues of bad timing, and/or feelings of inferiority. Positively, it may indicate a sincere desire to relate to and aid those who are truly in need which will bring spiritual rewards.

Moon and Mercury are in mutual reception but are 49 degrees apart; ruler of the 8th house, Saturn 10Lib43 in 5th H has turned Direct since its Station on June 12, 2011 (10Lib27); a Solar Eclipse in Moon-ruled, Watery Cancer is of a karmic nature and aspects to the eclipse are very important due to the Moon's 'past' connections; a Cancerian Moon 'soaks up' the energies of the aspecting planets, and Cancer = the homeland, America.

Here are the 3 planets aspecting this eclipse; all are from the Cardinal T-Square; both Saturn and Pluto are considered karmic planets for their affects are a long time in the making:

1. A restrictive Saturn Square to the eclipse indicates that lack of discipline and irresponsibility have played major roles in the problems associated with the eclipse (as we know); resisting the temptation to take the easy way out is an imperative for karmic progress to be made (which to me sounds as if raising the debt ceiling won't help matters, only hinder them - common sense, really, though I suppose Congress will do it anyway.)

Playing into this difficult karmic situation is our national Saturn Return (14Lb48) which peaks with the third of three conjunctions on August 28, 2011 (the resolution phase); having Saturn in natal 10th H of Public Standing has a 'fall from grace' potential, in which case, the global domination/one-world-government crowd will be so very very pleased as their astrological representative - plutocratic, deconstructing/rebuilding-upon-ruins Pluto in structurally-minded Capricorn - continues to oppose our natal planets in Cancer.

2. The Uranus Square to the eclipse indicates that karmic progress is prevented by an uncaring attitude toward humanity at large; indifference to the needs of society interferes with improvement in the conditions described by the Cancer eclipse - it's the vise we're in. Genuine concern for one's fellow man is what is needed yet how to generate genuine concern in those who don't consider themselves to be their 'brother's keepers'? Radical, political Uranus says, Talk to the hand. Yet We know that concern for others cannot be forced externally for it must occur on an inner spiritual level with the aid of a Higher Authority, otherwise, it is short-lived at best.

(We're sunk here, folks, for many Americans have been led to believe that they'll never need the compassion of others even as they see the occurrences of natural disasters increasing! Let 'freeloaders' waste away or collapse on our streets! they seem to say. How odd that many people who exhibit this cold-hearted attitude are holding a Bible in their hands as they ignore the basic needs of their fellow Americans. But depopulation is a major goal of the one-world-government folk for there will be more resources left for them, you see.)

3. Pluto opposes the eclipse which shows conditions of illusion, deception, and chaos rather than the awareness an opposition usually provides. That Pluto's actions are so often hidden or secretive only makes our lack of awareness more possible as we're pulled between reality and fallacy; Pluto's associations with media, propaganda, publishing, Big Banking, Politics, and the Vatican (Pluto = the pope, and other powers behind the throne) shows that we'll get no relief from Pluto's direction.

Jupiter 4Tau59 in 11th H of Groups and Associations trines Pluto and rules the 7th H of Partnerships and Open Enemies in which Pluto is placed; as significator of the Republican Party, Jupiter seems to be aiding (trine) Pluto with his agenda of gaining complete power and control of the US government and its people. The GOP has made it clear they'll do anything to see 'Barack Obama fail' - and the nation along with him as they and the corporate-backed Tea Party hold the nation hostage to austere requirements which may or may not help our debt situation since it's short-sighted (ex: cutting Medicaid or other programs for those of lower incomes will further burden our already-stressed hospital emergency rooms and clinics. Duh.)

In spite of it all, we-the-people must approach our problems as honestly and compassionately as we can, facing our monsters and vanquishing them on our own terms - whether Washington does this or not.

For honest information, Independent Media is one avenue I would suggest for this such as LINK-TV, one of the broadcasters of non-corporate supported programs such as Democracy Now! (Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez) and Thom Hartmann, among others; LINK-TV is where we're much more likely to find truth, especially since the sign Gemini can be duplicitous, and...

A Geminian Mercury Rules the Way Forward into November 2011

Chart-ruler Mercury 28Can32 is in 2nd house of Earning Ability and Values; through earthy Virgo, Mercury also rules the 4th H of Real Estate and Domestic Scene. How things will proceed is shown by Mercury's two applying aspects: a quincunx to Neptune (2A11), and what may turn out to be a helpful trine with Uranus (6A00.) Plus, this tr Mercury opposes US natal Pluto 27Cap33 Rx with potentials for: ideas and information received and presented are intense yet possibly subliminal; people refuse to listen to others due to forceful exertion of their own ideas; manipulation of ideas, thoughts, and communications occur in order to gain advantage over others; incorrect information is given with intent to mislead; people withhold what they know to create paranoia and/or to protect their own turfs; not a good time for free speech as surveillance increases and propaganda ramps up.

Sounds like the general tenor of our nation since 9/11, doesn't it?

Well, I intend to monitor the news all summer for such Mercury/Pluto topics to be placed on the front burner as we are led by propaganda and manipulation toward the November 25, 2011 Solar Eclipse (@ 2Sag.) Yet we may expect that some info or intell may seep or leak out under the rays of the June 15, 2011 Lunar Eclipse @ 24Sag in 1st house of the US Sibly natal chart giving it a 'personal responsibility' vibe. Of course, WikiLeaks comes to mind yet it may be manipulated by controlled leaks from the US government and others.

Mercury quincunx (inconjunct) Neptune details a condition where facts are elusive or purposefully hidden and promises are hard to keep so we may be hearing the wimpy excuse out of Washington, "Well, at least we tried"; extra tasks are taken on to gain another's approval and nervous energy is spread too thin to accomplish much.

Mercury trine Uranus offers a ray of hope for it brings in much creativity and original ideas with opinions that are based on sound principles; truth-seeking can bring intellectual freedom with this trine, and spiritual values can be well-integrated within our materialistic concerns and tendencies.

As you notice, this position of Mercury indicates that a national Mercury Return has just occurred (on June 28, 2011 in 8th H of the Return chart set for DC.) In this chart, Return Mercury's only applying aspect is an irritating semi-square (45 degr) to Mercury Return Moon 7Gem07 which conjuncts Mars in the July 1st Eclipse chart's secretive/Unconscious 12th H; '8Gem' = "Around a Closed Down Factory, Strikers Mill Defiantly"...protests will be on the rise with Mars to Moon indicating riled up feelings, restlessness and physical actions taken, with a focus on domestic conditions (US unemployment, 'free' trade agreements, etc. We need more employee-owned factories and co-ops, m'peops!)

Note: Our natal Mercury Rx 24Can12 opposes n Pluto Rx (in n 2/8 Hs) making it one of our premiere natal aspects for our eye-in-the-sky country (United Spies of America?); even our paper money is stamped with a symbol of encompassing surveillance. The other aspects that describe the US are a natal Sun/Saturn square (lawmakers restrain the executive branch, or used to) and a n Mars/Neptune square (spying; confused or inspired motivations; deceptive actions; misguided energy; a massive military force.) Plus, the US has a hidden square - 256 degr - between Illuminati planets Uranus and Neptune which is most closely seen in our Scorpio Rising chart.

The Karma of a Cardinal Grand Cross

Now in the July Solar Eclipse chart, above, (which is basically an early birthday gift from the Universe to America) you see a Cardinal Grand Cross highlighted by dotted line between Sun/Moon, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto. This configuration greatly enhances the ongoing Cardinal T-Square between the Saturn/Uranus opposition with its apex Pluto pulling the strings of power and control since the Solar Eclipse, along with US natal Jupiter and Sun - fill in the missing point of the T-Square to form a 'Cross' on the material/physical plane.

A Cardinal Grand Cross (or, Grand Square) is created by two oppositions squaring one another and contains tremendously dynamic energy. The Cardinal oppositions indicate that cooperation is necessary in order for the energy to be well-managed: the assistance of others is needed to achieve goals. Yet the impatience and impulsivity of Cardinality can cause bad timing and poorly-planned action as people tend to rush into new activities before completing what was started with verve and enthusiasm. This interferes with accomplishment of one's mission (Alhena, noted above) because reckless behavior is exhibited.

Pitfalls include over-assertion and head-on confrontations. (I'm focused here primarily on financial conditions since US natal Jupiter is affected, yet debilitating war expenses, further involvements in foreign lands, and other issues may be shown as well...also involving Jupiter's over-expansive tendencies.)

A Cardinal Grand Cross describes energy which may flare at the start yet is lacking when it comes to follow-through, and if either Mars or Uranus - here, Uranus - is involved in the configuration, we can expect accident-proneness due to thoughtless impulsiveness, plus, extreme aggression may be indicated (hot-headedness or hair-trigger tempers.)

Is there an upside to this Grand Cross in the Solar Eclipse chart?

Eclipses are 'wild cards' that may affect conditions in a fashion similar to Uranus' sudden, disruptive quirkiness which may act or stimulate at any time: early, late, or never.

This stressful Cardinal pattern shows that frustrating obstacles are causing blockages on the path to fulfilling our needs yet persistence is the key to applying the energy so that one major goal at a time may be realized.

Hopefully, the goals favor the American people for a change rather than corporations and other special interests, so if you think that Washington politicians can handle this vast energy and put Politics aside long enough to do so, I congratulate you on your optimism and faith in our elected officials who have had a very large share in creating the messes in which America is mired. Yet you've noticed, I'm certain, that many of the bigger players and culprits on Capitol Hill have recently retired from public office. We shall meet many of them again in their lobbying capacities.

The July 1, 2011 Grand Cross also tells us that taking premature action through an unnecessary sense of urgency will not result in improvements in our situation. This hearkens back to the Political Theater during Campaign 2008 when John McCain 'suspended' his presidential campaign and rushed back to DC to 'save' the US banking system (Mr. Obama rushed back, too, but not quite as theatrically and fake-ily.)

So considering this Solar Eclipse @ 9Can12 and its manifestation between US natal Jupiter and Sun, we may expect much drama and excitement to be shown this summer concerning political, financial, and other issues, though at least some of the performances will be pure theater for public consumption and persuasion.

Midpoints Paint Word Pictures

Now let's consider the midpoints of the chart; I will include the pictures created by the Grand Cross with US n Jupiter; any, all, or none may apply and are subject to stimulation by transits and progressions; for the sake of brevity, only Ebertin's midpoint pictures will be used, and I shall refrain from again adding the brutal Saturn/Uranus = Pluto picture. You'll see that the Venus/SN/ASC theme of separation is echoed along with some other themes mentioned previously:

Sun/Pluto = Saturn: ruthless overcoming of obstacles; restriction or separation by a Higher Power; imprisonment.

Sun/Pluto = Uranus: carrying out fanatic reforms without regard for oneself; sudden adjustment to new circumstances; arrest.

Moon/Pluto = Saturn: grave inhibitions; mental or emotional suffering.

Moon/Pluto = Uranus: extreme emotions; fanaticism; a desire to fight; an urge to do something; nervous crises through excesses; sudden upsets.

Saturn/Uranus = Sun: inflexibility; severe tests of strength; separation; rebellion; the power of resistance.

Saturn/Uranus = Moon: strong emotional tensions and strains; inconstancy; depression; separation.

Saturn/Uranus = US n Jupiter: fortunate powers of adaptation; release from tension; a sudden turn of destiny; getting into difficulties; losses; damage to motors or to buildings.

US n Jupiter/tr Pluto = tr Saturn: inhibited development; lack of progress; difficulties; separation.

US n Jupiter/tr Pluto = tr Uranus: fanatical striving for improvements; the quick exploitation of every situation (politics!); sudden reforms; adjusting to new circumstances.

There are other midpoint pictures to consider as well, all of them involving Jupiter in Taurus:

Sun/Neptune = Jupiter: achieving success with little exertion; optimism in spite of impaired vitality.

Moon/Neptune = Jupiter: sympathy; a good understanding of others through a compassionate attitude; far-reaching wishes; fantasy; artistic success.

Mars/Uranus = Jupiter: a correct grasp of a situation coupled with timely action; successful contests of strength; a lucky hand in unusual enterprises; good fortune with injuries or accidents.

Jupiter/MC = Uranus: fortunate new ventures; an ability to utilize the right moment; a fortunate adjustment to new conditions; sudden success; optimism.

Well, those are certainly great if minor notes upon which to end this Solar Eclipse article, aren't they? And once again, catalyst Uranus - now in US natal 4th house and closely linked to the founding of freedom-loving America - may somehow manage to bring surprising improvements to our current situation!

Now if only Congress will agree to stop delaying decisions that would move things forward rather than tiresomely painting the Other Party as the main culprit and trying to score political points while deflecting well-deserved criticism.


Got opinions on this post or eclipse chart? Please leave an on-topic comment!

Related posts: Summer Solstice 2011's Sun Can-Moon Pisces (contains a link back to SO'W and the Summer Solstice 2011 Horoscope.)

From May 8, 2011, economist Paul Krugman's explanation of how we got here and who's to blame: The Unwisdom of Elites with his additional comments on the financial condition of the European Community.

Sources: The Combination of Stellar Influences, Reinhold Ebertin (midpoint pictures); Dynamics of Aspect Analysis, Bil Tierney (Cardinal Grand Cross.)

Feb 13, 2011

Julian Assange writes on The Hidden Curse of Thomas Paine; Johndro appears

Propaganda, its methods of implementation, its symbols and archetypes, and The Press are primary topics of interest to me though I'm not certain it shows through with my limited blogging hours and usual topics of news, events, and personalities. It's why I watch the Sunday morning parade of politicians and pundits on my TV - to keep an eye on their current...methods...of persuasion and dissemination of disinformation with a few true bits tossed in for a glowing patina of legitimacy.

Due to these Mercury/Pluto sorts of interests (by which our lives are so often directed insidiously and subliminally), I very much recommend to you an article by WikiLeaks' founder, editor, and spokesman The Hidden Curse of Thomas Paine.

Now Thomas Paine is an intriguing figure in US, English, and French histories and in his day he schmoozed with the likes of Adam Weishaupt, a man said to be founder of the Bavarian Illuminati (May 1, 1776) which is not to be confused with earlier Spanish orders. And though I'd always been drawn to Tom Paine's life story, and that of Benjamin Franklin with whom I share a Sun-Moon blend, Paine and many of his brethren in the cause of Liberty and Independence were too deep in the bottomless pockets of Reason for my philosophy to gain hold for humanistic secularism, that dabbler in chaotic utopianism, leaves no room and has no heart for Faith, Hope, and Charity.

It was a different time then. And it's an eventful time now with the Cardinal Points of Global Manifestation and Prominence receiving electromagnetic stimulation - infusions - off and on from such directions as expansive, abundant Jupiter and electric Uranus, both lately at or about to cross Aries Point (00Ari00), the beginning of a new cycle (Western Astrology, Tropical) for the a word, Spring.

(You may wish to see Sun 2 Chiron, Chiron 2 Sun: the Strange Case of Thomas Paine, a slight re-titling here!)

As for jolly Jupiter's orbit in real time, there is a larger cycle of about 12 years before The Hierophant/Banker/Explorer/General/Guru/Comedian returns to AP in the Tropical Zodiac (or to 2Tau22, if you prefer); for Uranus, it will be about 84 years for Mr. Unpredictability to speed round again to the Vernal Equinox Point where he is now poised before crossing over into Mars-ruled Aries. Mars/Uranus contacts are volatile, in case you haven't guessed. Restlessness and excitement are also the Uranium menu.

Historically the transit of Uranus to AP tends to bring scientific breakthroughs into awareness, but many of which in 2011 we must be very concerned for certain moral hazards and risky ventures of those who may be classified as unscrupulous men and women of Science can and have caused all manner of ills for the human race. Profit-based Science creates monsters.

The rest of the Cardinal Grand Cross of energy: 00Lib00, and 00Can/Cap00, all signify a mode of being expressed by outgoing energy which may be tapped into.

Also I wish to draw your attention to rather high up in the SO'W sidebar to a new link: Johndro Geodetic Maps 2010 AD. Check out what's really happening at 2Tau22 these days. Hint: 32 degrees 22 minutes have been covered as of year 2010. L. Edward Johndro, math and physics teacher, early pioneer with electromagnetism, astrologer to FDR, and a researcher who determined the 'electrical ascendant' or what we now call the Vertex.

He and Kenneth Brown pioneered financial astrology providing clients with investment advice when it was even cooler then than it is now (and few there be who know of its efficacy for success in financial dealings. There is much more to say on such matters yet lack of time always seem to interfere in its sassy way.

Use of L. Edward Johndro (January 30, 1882 Franklin Centre, CN)'s Vertex (VX) retains its reputation as the most fated point in any horoscope. Earth's natural Spring Time occurs each year in March though some years the weather acts out of character from what the calendar tells us should be so!