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Showing posts with label Julie Demboski. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Julie Demboski. Show all posts

Nov 4, 2013

Nov 5, 2013: Venus to Saturn-ruled Capricorn until March 2014

With America's presidential office in the White house oval-shaped, and considering all the statues of feminine goddesses sprinkled about the District (plus, there she is uplifting her Illuminati torch in New York harbor), one concludes that Venus was and is very important in the pantheon of idols in our leadership's thinking and ideology.

So whatever planet Venus does in relationships, finances, or diplomacy, it pays to keep a cautious eye upon her for in Astrology Venus on the most basic level represents the attraction principle.

After a sojourn in Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius, Venus moves into Capricorn on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 3:43 am est. Capricorn is the sign of government, law, and business where Venus must exercise more control and may hold obsolete views. Once in Cap, Venus will soon oppose America's natal Venus (3 Cancer) denoting a time when America's opinions, proposals, and reactions in the realms of relationships, diplomacy, and finances are met with disagreement and...well, opposition.

This is currently the case in many realms, as you know, from US foreign policy-- now gummed up by our government's spying on allies--to draconian drone strikes, to reforming our health care insurance and the health care system some call "the best in the world." Funny how that's a sentiment often touted by those with cadillac health care insurance paid for on the public dime, isn't it?

So when Venus is in Saturn-ruled Capricorn, maturity, constancy and faithfulness are required yet distrust, jealousy, disappointment, separation, and too much of a 'factual' manner may be in evidence instead. Plus, the Moon (ruler of US natal Venus) follows Venus into Cap on Wednesday, Nov 6th, at 4:44 pm est and they conjoin Wednesday evening at 7:22 pm est which may lift spirits a little with a pleasant contact, and/or reveal pretenses so that they may be viewed more clearly and be tactfully dispelled.

But enough! My guess is that if you've read this far you're more than ready to check out an article by expert astrologer Julie Demboski who will give you her perspective on Venus in Capricorn for the planet of love retrogrades on December 20th and will remain in Capricorn until early March 2014!

Jul 26, 2013

The New and Full Moons of August 2013 spotlight Leo-Aquarius

Leo, Leo, Leo: a Peek at the New Moon of August 6, 2013 conjunct Vesta

by Jude Cowell

Looking at the August 6 New Moon horoscope set for the White House, the transiting *Jupiter-Pluto opposition is on full display with Pluto @9Cap27 Rx rising and Jupiter @9Cap12 setting across the 1/7 Partnership axis. The New Moon @14Leo34 in 8th house conjoins Vesta (on the 8th cusp) which suggests that a new cycle of activity (New Moon phase when seeds are sown) begins now with creative production high and reward or recognition expected by people successful in their work as their positions are consolidated. Any time 8th house matters are energized, such topics and concerns as Corporatism, Credit, Debt, Legacies, Insurance, Transformation, Death, and the Occult may be on the agenda.

(Yet for some, a blocking of goals in 8th house matters may still occur and frustration results. See where 14Leo34 falls in your natal and any aspects the New Moon makes to your planets and/or points, especially squares that block or limit--this New Moon interpretation is based on general mundane matters of the collective in relation to DC politics in particular and is not meant to be read as a personal analysis.)

Plus, sales, promotion (including job promotions--or, the creation of jobs), and speculation are main themes here especially with the 8th house emphasis, with women's issues, health, and sports on the menu as well. When the Moon is involved with Vesta, we hope to merit security through our hard, dedicated work--if we can get it, and health regimens may be in focus along with emotional and family issues.

Now with wealthy Pluto (Mr. Underworld, saboteur among the plutocrats) opposing money planet Jupiter exalted in Cancer and recently returned to natal degree (US Jupiter Return July 22, 2013), we'll experience continuation of stalemates over the budget and the daft, reckless idea of Republicans to again threaten a US credit default and shut down the federal government. No doubt that they will be in discussion all through their summer break which begins soon as they decide on talking points for their media echo chamber against the president.

Yet a top Republicans like John McCain are calling out this inane strategy and reminding Tea Partisans in Congress of the great potential for blow back from voters in 2014--and really, we've all had more than enough of the GOP's grandstand playacting and reckless disregard for reality of paying one's bills that are already racked up, haven't we? The GOP campaign to nullify Obamacare is pathetic--they ask Americans not to sign up for health insurance as if Republican political ideology is more important than being treated for health conditions or illness. Puh! How about a slogan: 'Support Republicans via contagion and disease' that could've been prevented. And maybe sacrifice the health or lives of your children in the process just so the GOP can continue to undermine the presidency of Barack Obama!

Well, there are many other curious factors in the New Moon chart of August 6, but no time to type all of them out. However, something must be mentioned about the Jupiter-Pluto opposition which forms a T-Square of dynamic energy with Uranus @12Ari21 Rx (a critical-crisis degree) at apex in 3rd house of Communications, Neighborhoods, Primary Schools, Travel, and the Lower Mind through its Gemini association. Thereby, a midpoint picture results with tones of fanatical striving for improvements, exploitation of every situation, new circumstances, and fast developments (Ebertin), any, none, or all of which may manifest. (You never know with quirky Uranus.)

And at 12Ari21, Uranus is in Nodal degree, a karmic or fated condition, with North Node (NN: contacts and fruitful encounters) in 10th house of Public Status and Career which also contains austere, conservative Saturn @5Sco11. Uranus separates from a helpful trine aspect with the New Moon, and old man Saturn is out of the loop. Yet with deceptive, veiling Neptune in secretive Pisces and in the 2nd house of the National Treasury, nothing is as it appears to be in the financial departments of American life.

Another chart factor is Pluto rising (ASC 5Cap22) so we know that events too big to handle may occur at or just after the New Moon of August 6, 2013, and they will culminate (or, be fulfilled) around the time of the Full Moon of August 20, 2013 @28AQ10, a degree which shows that America has just experienced another monthly Lunar Return (27AQ10) at 8:05:16 pm edt. And nebulous Neptune conjoins the Full Moon and opposes the Sun, a condition certain to bring illusion, lies, fraud, confusion, and scandals into the light of the Full Moon's rays, if not a little inspiration.

But toss all of this aside for it's Friday! So why not check out Saturday's and Sunday's cosmic weather with Julie Demboski's A Little Astro-Essence for the weekend just ahead!


*On this blog and elsewhere, I have also used the Jupiter-Pluto pair of combined energies to signify the Federal Reserve Bank, Big Banks in general, and those worldly wheeler-dealers who organize, promote, and implement Large Group Projects. As you know, the last Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Pluto took place @28Sag24 and their current opposition is part of that cycle--the halfway mark; six years ago, Fedhead Ben Bernanke made one of his official statements on the US economy within minutes of their conjunction on December 11, 2007. jc

May 6, 2013

May 9 2013 Solar Eclipse themes and offerings

Thursday May 9, 2013, a Solar Eclipse in the 15 South Saros Series

by Jude Cowell

As previously covered (horoscope shown), the money sign of Taurus, with its dark side of greed, stubbornness, and intolerance, hosts a Solar Eclipse this Thursday (May 9th, or 10th, depending on your location/time zone) @19Tau31. That's Taurus the Bull, of course, which brings in Wall Street implications along with the political.

The 15S last manifested in 1995 during the presidency of Bill Clinton and happens to be the Pre-Natal Eclipse Series of former president and Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson, so its themes affected his life at various times--about every 19 years. You may remember 1995 and 1996 as when the Republicans caused a government shutdown as they're threatening to do again in 2013. The GOP's theatrical 'Contract with America' was part of the mayhem as well, after which Republican candidates lost mightily in elections (as they should have--my vote was part of the reason they lost, the borry sastards!)

15S themes: 'release of tension as a lingering situation suddenly clears but with a sense of loss or grief that's more collective or group-related than personal' (paraphrasing Brady's Predictive Astrology.)

Curiously, the Harveys give an apt Image for Integration in Sun Sign-Moon Sign for the Eclipse's earthy Sun Tau-Moon Tau blend: "A loving teacher resolves an angry dispute." The purposefully induced turmoil in our plutocrat-controlled Congress perhaps? Pshaw! Yet resolution is just what I'd love to see for a change, wouldn't you? And progress rather than fighting the same old battles would be nice, too.

Well, it will be interesting to watch Politics for which of our many situations suddenly clears by or before November and whose tension is suddenly released!

Now if you wish to leave the awkward Saturnian realm of Politics a while (and who would blame you?) you simply cannot go wrong with two of my favorite astrologers who have May Solar Eclipse offerings for us: Julie Demboski's Eclipse Effect: Seeing a Splinter of the Shadow and Dipali Desai's Tangible Delights!


For more on Politics and the corporate ownership of what used to be the US Congress, don't miss ALEC Assembles Most Wanted List and Oklahomans Say ALEC Not Okay. Allowing an entity like ALEC to write America's laws and bills is exactly what the Founders feared so they must be doing a lot of rolling-over-in-graves by now.

Plus--did you hear that Sen. Ted Cruz challenged VP Joe Biden to a gun control debate? Sounds a bit like my recent assessment of Sen. Cruz as a crusader dueling with shadows!

Apr 30, 2013

On Apr 25, 2013 a Lunar Eclipse and Jupiter left his Rx Shadow

According to my Solar Fire software, it was on the day of a partial Lunar Eclipse @5Sco45, April 25, 2013, that investing Jupiter reached his retrograde shadow degree of October 5, 2012 (16Gem22:47) and has thankfully surpassed it. Will investment, growth, and development now be allowed by Washington DC politicians and their corporate patrons? Will those tiresome ideological gurus break through the barriers set purposely by Saturnian forces of austerity and obstructionism and water this plant we call America?

In fact, will the baby be allowed to drown in the bathtub or, will more balanced thinking prevail and the needs of the people be addressed even with war on the horizon once again? Will Jupiter's role as The General take precedence over all other collective imperatives? Heads up: West Coast astrologer Julie Demboski has published a very interesting piece on April 25th's Lunar Eclipse titled Eclipse Effect: Seeing a Splinter of the Shadow, and of course, publishing and broadcasting are provinces of expansive Jupiter as well.

Vista-Broadening Jupiter Breaks Free in Friendly Geminian Skies

And of course the most obvious and sudden use of Jupiter's change of direction occurred the very day after April 25, 2013 when Congress rushed with what has become their unaccustomed speed to 'fix the sequester cuts' for the FAA so that the flying public (especially air traveling congress members themselves about to leave DC for a break) would not be inconvenienced by long lines at airports. Seniors depending on Meals On Wheels for basic sustenance are still waiting for lunches which barely get them by even when Congress doesn't have it in for them so blatantly. And of course, Head Start kids unlucky in lotteries aren't on the GOP's flight schedule at all--so far. Repeal of the self-inflicted sequestration damage to the economy would do much to lift our Jupiterian concerns off the ground--at least for those of us who wish for America to succeed rather than fail.

Yet in spite of Congress' self-serving action on Friday, Jupiter may not function at his best when traversing Airy, Mercurial Gemini which can be capriciously unstable and full of woe at times; moneybags Jupiter will seem more, shall we say, amenable, once 'he' enters Moon-ruled Cancer, sign of America's natal Venus (3Can+), Jupiter (5Can56), and Sun (13Can19), and will eventually reach our national Mercury Rx (24Can11 in monied 8th house and opposing natal Pluto Rx @27Cap33 in 2nd house of the National Treasury.) Pleasantly, Jupiter tends to relate to others better from Cancer, sign of the self-protective, shrewd Crab yet Cancer is a very creative and business-oriented sign. With Jupiter in Cancer, it may be profitable to invest in ocean or water-related industries, plus, home-centered projects, domestic products and food supplies.

Hopefully (a Jupiterian word!), our nation will now be able to get some things situated so that enthusiastic improvements may be made toward prosperity, not austerity (which does not lead to prosperity except for the toffs and crooks who force it upon others in their plutocratic, mercantilistic, thieving kind of way.) Then, if all goes as planned, I'll soon be posting here on SO'W or at Jude's Threshold the Summer Solstice 2013 horoscope set for DC, America's Solar Return 2013 chart, President Obama's Solar Return 2013 map, and the US Jupiter Return 2013 horoscope, so stay tuned if you may!

Update 4.30.13 4:47 pm: I just noticed an interesting Jupiter-moves-forward development relating to the planet's freedom function--President Obama has again vowed to close Gitmo so one assumes that the prison populace, many of whom are on hunger strike, will gain their freedom from the promised closing of that sorry abomination if this is that Jupiter freely moves forward in the Zodiac.

Apr 10, 2013

April 10, 2013 New Moon conjoins America's Chiron in Aries

4.10.13 New Moon @20Ari40 conjoins America's Chiron in natal 4th House

by Jude Cowell

If you're reading this post, you probably know that New Moons mark the beginning of a new cycle of events which culminates approximately two weeks later in a Full Moon. In the case of today's New Moon, the cycle culminates (or, reaches a fulfillment of some kind) on April 25, 2013 with a Lunar Eclipse @5Sco45.

With so much happening in Washington DC this week, the New Moon may be starting new phases concerning many issues--ex: gun control legislation as the families of Newtown CT victims blanket Capitol Building halls, the president's budget which is to be announced today (at 11:00 am edt, so I've heard), and other legislative and political endeavors. Well, I can't write about them all especially since this is a very busy month at my house and eking out enough time to blog has become quite a challenge.

Plus, I'll wager that you've already found several articles online concerning today's lunation--one such with excellent insights on the Aries New Moon by top astrologer, Julie Demboski.

Now most of the New Moon articles do not contain references to Politics, Washington DC, or faithless, corrupt politicians, but of course, mine must.

New Moon @20Ari40, as stated, conjoins or conjuncts America's natal 4th house Chiron (20Ari08) so it seems appropriate to consider the basic (natal) condition of our national Chiron by sign, house, and aspect. And naturally, whatever planet aspects today's New Moon forms the same transiting aspect to our Chiron. So let's begin with some info on Chiron in Aries and its 4th house position ('Sibly' chart, July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA):

Applying and Separating Planetary Aspects to US Natal Chiron:

1. US n Mercury square n Chiron gives great mental perception and intuition but leads to extreme opinionation. (US Mercury @24Can11 Rx in 8th house.)

2. US n Saturn @14Lib48 in n 10th house opposes n Chiron, an aspect which describes conflict with the more rigid elements of society (Nolle) and a "rigid fighter for humanitarian causes" (Clow.) Of course, the American Revolution is part of this energy as are all the Chiron aspects described here--and they are part of the American psyche that we carry with us into the future.

3. US n Sun (@13Can19 in 7th house) squares n Chiron (6A48) indicating difficulty letting go of control (Clow) and of authority issues. You probably know that the natal Sun of the Republican Party conjoins US natal Sun which apparently gives the paternalistic GOP a constant sense that they should always be the party in charge of the US government.

4. US n Mars (@21Gem22 in 7th house of Partners and Open Enemies) sextiles n Chiron but the aspect is separating (1S14) so there's an unconscious quality to it. This is a 'sacred warrior' signature and I'm certain America's meddling misadventures across the globe is what you're thinking of as am I for it gives our nation a sense of being able to 'do anything' it so desires and adds the courage to try.

Chiron in 4th house identifies us as the God-Motherhood-Apple Pie nation and Richard Nolle says that our "roots hold the key to destiny" with "a cultural legacy that predates and survives it." Yes, we have a deep connection to our revolutionary roots, don't we? Discovering who we really are in the world has been a major task for our nation though most of the people I know don't agree with Washington's assessment of "our place" as the belligerent gorilla on the march toward conquest and domination.

Chiron in Mars-ruled Aries denotes "pioneers, trailblazers, and mavericks" (Nolle) and this sign position supports the 'sacred warrior' mentality our government has exalted to the point of exhausting its citizens, our National Treasury, and our nation's credibility as a "humanitarian nation" who only wants to "spread democracy" for altruistic reasons. Puh! That mask slipped long ago.

Well, in a horoscope set for Washington DC, the April 10, 2013 New Moon falls into 1st house with 22Pis34 rising. And since Pisces is ruled and co-ruled by expansive Jupiter and fraudulent Neptune, the inflationary speculator-wastrel-grand-schemer pair whose Great Conjunction/s of 2009 are imprinted forever on the Obama presidency, perhaps we should consider that the New Moon's Jupiter-Neptune midpoint sits upon attracting Venus, planet of values, evaluations, small amounts of money, and relationships. (Maybe Michelle Obama's recent Freudian slip of being a "single" mom tells us more about their relationship than the president wishes us to know! Oh, and she really needs those bangs trimmed!)

Testy shootist and activist Mars is strong in his own sign of Aries along with Venus, it's an Hour of the Sun (goals), and Mercury, planet of communication, agreements, voting, bills, negotiations, trade and commerce, is rising in confusing, murky yet inspired Pisces with America's natal Neptune in Virgo setting in the chart (conjunct Descendant 22Vir34, along with the president's natal Mars.)

As for today's financial and budgetary issues, 3rd house Jupiter in Gemini is unaspected except for a separating square to Chiron, but austere Saturn @9Sco32 is Rx in 8th house of Shared Resources, Debt, Credit, Transformation, and Death--inconjunct Uranus in 1st house (@9Ari11) which indicates difficulty in setting priorities in obligations, and a feeling of binding restraints and social burdens with a tendency to cling to the past. (Pelletier.) Will an out-of-the-loop Jupiter 'run away' with the chart for the next two weeks?

Are new conflicts beginning with the Sabian Symbol of the New Moon? '21Aries' = "A Pugilist Entering the Ring"...EXERTION. The negative manifestation of this degree is "blind rebellion and a willingness to squander every resources on pseudo values." (Jones.) Now this sounds like obstructionist Republican filibusters to me though a sense of stepping back from committing political suicide may help prevent the GOP from filibustering a Thursday vote on gun legislation. We'll see since their arrogance knows no bounds.

Then there's powerful, wealthy string-puller Pluto in 10th house of Public Status and Career which may denote the visibility of the Newtown families lobbying Congress on behalf of their tragically murdered children (Pluto, the assassin)..whose sweet faces I cannot forget.

A New Moon for Newtown?

My sincere hope is that with today's New Moon, our politicians will begin to think first of our citizens' needs and less of the agenda of the special interests who lucratively pay congressmembers to obstruct the will of We the People. For after all, Chiron in any horoscope is not only the Wounded One, The Key, and The Blindspot--He's also The Healer.

Dec 27, 2012

US Jobless to Suffer If Fiscal Deal Not Reached; Tracking Jupiter

On Fiscal Jupiter in Gemini to Cancer and the GOP's Mad Tea Party

by Jude Cowell

Perhaps you've read today's CBS News article that makes the point that jobless Americans may suffer most if Washington's fiscal impasse continues into 2013. While Fiscal Cliff: What to Expect If There's No Deal is dreadfully accurate yet it may not impress the intractable members of Congress who prefer to play craps with the US economy (again) while undermining the presidency of Barack Obama (again.)

From the past behavior of the GOP ('Grand' = Jupiter) it seems to me that keeping things unsettled while President Obama is sworn in for his second term on January 21, 2013 (after the private Oath taken on January 20th) will be just their cuppa tea, don't you think? And no one in Washington seems willing or able to stop the GOP's mad Tea Party unless having new members entering Congress somehow improves the balance and does the trick.

So What If America Fails?, say GOP Tea Partisans, Let's Stunt Our Future

Besides the austerity the manufactured crisis will force upon the American people, this financial 'power game with important consequences' will simultaneously undermine America's reputation in the world (what Summer 2011 and the 8-year Bush-Cheney fiasco didn't shred already) and has the distinct potential to crash the global economy--after which a 'new world economic order' will be set up, if conspiracy theorists are correct.

At this late date, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has piled on by asserting that the US debt limit will be reached on December 31, 2012, a month or so earlier than first expected, thus adding fuel to the flames of the self-inflicted 'fiscal cliff' embroilment. On Wednesday last, Secretary Geithner sent Congress a letter expressing as much though of course pushing mules only makes them more stubborn.

Then there's the culminating Full Moon in Cancer (conjoining US natal Venus and Jupiter in Cancer) of December 28, 2012. Click to view the Full Moon horoscope (set for DC, natch) which ends year 2012, plus, view a horoscope set for January 1, 2013 @12:00 am EST, what I call the 'Fiscal Cliff' chart.

And on a loftier level, be sure to check out the Full Moon's Sabian Symbol with master astrologer Julie Demboski.

Jupiter Enters Sign of Exaltation @00Can00 in Late June 2013

As previously mentioned, investment planet Jupiter will Station Direct on January 30, 2013 @6Gem19 and again hit US natal Uranus 8Gem55, a time when financial and political matters should be going well and new solutions may be found. Of course, the Jupiter-Uranus influence doesn't count the fly-in-ointment quality provided so cussedly by non-governing congressmembers if they are allowed to put Utopian ideology, crass power needs, and jealousy over a black president's re-election above the needs of the American people.

The Jan 30th Station Direct of expansive Jupiter with its links to ethics and ideology, marks the planet's separation from a square aspect with idealistic, sometimes deceptive Neptune so perhaps some small amount of realism may be introduced on Capitol Hill. Jupiter SQ Neptune, as you know, indicates impracticality, a lack of helpfulness, overblown promises, self-indulgence, and a tendency to 'build castles in the air' while important matters languish.

The Beneficial One will reach its Rx shadow degree (6Gem19) and move beyond it on April 25, 2013 (16Gem23) and we may hope that at least by then, a measure of governing will be seen to be done in Washington DC as important matters are resolved. Yet if global markets are allowed to languish from January to April 24, 2013, it will create yet another ditch from which we must climb.

Once Jupiter enters Cancer during the last week of June 2013, business and political matters should receive a lift though in Cancer Jupiter is particularly risk-averse. But maybe that's an improvement over the gambling tactics of the odder-every-day Republican Party members who've apparently lost their ready-for-prime-time edge!

So Thanks, self-serving, self-indulgent GOP, my family is enjoying imagined warmth from that huge lump of coal you gifted the American people for Christmas 2012. You borry sastards. May the new January 2013 members of Congress--including Elizabeth Warren (yayy!)--treat the American people with due respect and enter national public service with the serious intent of actually doing the people's business.

Happy New Year to All!


A not-to-be-missed article: Gary P. Caton's The Mercury Elemental Year 2013.

Aug 31, 2012

8.31.12 Fairy Dust of a Pisces Full Moon

Full Moon Friday with the Virgo-Pisces Axis Emphasized

by Jude Cowell (coh' wull)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Jul 18, 2012

Romney-McCain-Palin and Those Dag Dabbit Tax Returns

by Jude Cowell

Well, I almost titled this post: Cheater-Geezer-Quitter but I'd better not...

John McCain "personally vouches" for Mitt Romney's tax returns! Even though in 2008, McCain wasn't actually involved in the vetting process for his Vice Presidential pick, one of which was Mitt The Bainster Romney who, it is said, released years of his tax returns to the McCain team.

And you know who McCain's VP choice turned out to be: the awesomely unqualified for the White House, Sarah Palin, who would have been a mere wheeze'n'sneeze away from the presidency had the Older One expired while in office. Unfathomable! Why, it's as if the GOP wanted to lose in 2008, then saddle a Democratic president with the financial and military messes they'd made through eight years of Bush-Cheney---knowing he'd be hamstrung in so many ways! Especially since Republican obstructionism could easily make a Democratic White House look bad--a perfect ploy to counter a landslide vote.

Well, the above NY Magazine article makes some great points with quotes from John McCain on the topic of Romney's tax returns, yet one thing I expected was missing: that in 2008, as the Democrats and the public were coming off a Mile High Stadium high topped by the electrifying acceptance speech of Apollo--er, Barack Obama--the entire news and blogging cycle was promptly commandeered by the GOP's announcement of John McCain's running mate, the lovely yet virtually unknown, Sarah Palin.

Now does anyone think that Mr. Romney, with his lackluster 'charisma', secretive religious practices, dodgy financial baggage, condescending attitude, and awkward rhetorical style could have come anywhere near capturing the public's attention and imagination as did a VP choice on the scale of former beauty queen Sarah Palin, the lady who (the very next day) stole the thunder from DNC 2008 and its fascinating orator, Barack Obama?

Then you and I must not think along the same lines at all!

A few posts which may be related to the above topic:

Mitt Romney March 12, 1947; with Mercury, Mars, and Sun in murky, secretive Pisces, Mittens thinks, acts, and is just as fishy and mystical as you might suspect him to be! Picture a fish flip-flopping on a pier...

Obama's Natal Chiron and The Bridge

John McCain August 29, 1936 (horoscope shown)

Quick Notes on Sarah Palin's Natal Chart

Ayn Rand natal chart

(Rep. Paul Ryan's current idol and former amour of Alan Greenspan)

And last, but definitely not least, Julie Demboski on the current transit of Mercury Retrograde and more!

Jan 23, 2012

New Moon 3AQ Jan 22, 2012

Fortunately for both of us, Julie Demboski has now published her well-considered insights concerning the New Moon of January 22, 2012 but why does she call it a Forgiveness Moon?

Here are two Sabian Symbols for your consideration--see if they remind you of anything going on in the news this week since the week begins with this particular Aquarian New Moon:

1.22.12 New Moon @'3AQ' = "A Deserter from the Navy"...Keyword: DEFIANCE.

positive expression: genuine psychological courage in a repudiation of all meaningless loyalties;

negative (unconscious/shadow side): complete inability to follow the rules of any game.

Sounds something like a certain Italian cruise ship captain who deserted his sinking ship, doesn't it?

The Illumination Point for '3AQ' is its opposite degree/sign, '3Leo' (conjunct President Obama's natal Mercury--his SOTU Address is at 9:00 pm est Tuesday, January 24, 2012 so will a new cycle of activity be announced? Plus, the New Moon @ '3AQ' conjoins Inauguration 2009's Jupiter in 10th house so a new cycle or project involving money and investment may be mentioned in President Obama's SOTU 2012 script.)

'3Leo' = "A Woman Having Her Hair Bobbed"...DECISION.

pos: exceptionally effective self-mobilization for the sake of personal ambition;

neg/unconsc/shadow side: wholly inadequate appreciation for the self and its destiny.

(The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Marc Edmund Jones; except for the 'unconscious/shadow side' part, I tend to add that myself because it's how I tend to think of the symbols' negative expressions.)

Hmm. Perhaps '3AQ/Leo' expressing simultaneously indicates on some level a defiant decision or a decisive defiance!

Nov 30, 2011

Celente on US econo-trends 2012 (video) w some Astrology 11.30.11

November 29, 2011: economist Gerald Celente discusses ugly topics such as MF Global, John Corzine, 'missing' money, looted pension funds, and what's coming down the *pike for the US economy in 2012.

Part 1 of 2

"The Goldman-Sachs Gang, the Merrill-Lynch Mob, and the Morgan-Stanley Marauders" get no respect from Mr. Celente, an attitude with which I totally agree. "The whole system is collapsing--the money's not there," he asserts. Hence a government cover-up continues with martial law on its way wherever necessary--as if law abiding, dissenting Americans are the problem instead of the outlaws in Washington, on Wall Street, and in capitals the world over!

Part 2 of 2


The current looted/heisted financial condition of America is not a 'R v D' issue at all but is part of a long process mounted by usurpers of a mafia-esque, global domination persuasion and planned many years ago by people like Albert *Pike.

In Mundane Astrology, I often use asteroid Cupido to represent The Syndicate, The Family, Corporatism. Today Cupido clocks in @ 00Vir25, conjunct a Royal Star of Persia, Regulus (success if revenge is avoided), and parallel transiting Mars 9Vir11 (ugh--George Bush's natal Mars.)

The Jupiter-Neptune pair of speculators, fraudsters, spendthrifts, wastrels, and grand schemers has again met up with tr Uranus, the radical reformer and anarchist, and their midpoint picture is once again in force after a brief respite--as always, any, all, or none may apply to an economic condition and the criminal embezzlers near you:

Jupiter/Neptune = Uranus: imagination v reality; coming down to earth with a bump (or a crash--jc); suddenly recognition of a difficult situation; disruptive events that have no real explanation (see Celente video above! jc); decisions based on odd or unusual theories about the effects of the supernatural; unaccustomed confusion. (Ebertin; Munkasey.)

Today, as the Moon sails through Aquarius, sign of We The People's natal Moon (July 4, 1776), our day is suffused with the socially concerned, idealistic vibes of Sun Sag-Moon AQ, a combination of energies shared natally by several famous people including: Andrew Carnegie, Caroline Kennedy, John Kennedy Jr, Richard Leakey, Louisa May Alcott, Phillip K. Dick, Woody Allen, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Margaret Mead. Here are two quotes from two of them which may relate to our current topic on many levels:

"The machine threatens all achievement."

-R. M. Rilke

"As a people we have developed a lifestyle that is draining the earth of its priceless and irreplaceable resources without regard for the future of our children and people all around the world."

-Margaret Mead

How sad in 2011, as we face the watershed year of 2012, to know all too well by decades of experience just how correct they both were in their assertions.

As for New World Order instigator Albert *Pike--still revered by some:

(He) "designed a plan for world conquest and wrote of it in a letter to Mazzini dated August 15, 1871. He said three future world wars would prepare the world for the New World Order."

Read more here as we see their illuminized plans for a Third World War moving ahead bwo the Pentagon.

Furthermore, Mazzini's letter includes a description of where we are now:

"The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the 'agentur' of the 'Illuminati' between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam and political Zionism mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion."

(My caps and italics.)

Just as Osama bin Laden hoped! 'Thanks' Bush-Cheney and Obama for furthering Islamic radicals' plan for America's collapse. Well, I have mentioned here many times the Sabian Symbol for 9/11's Moon (We the People): '28Gemini' = BANKRUPTCY.

Read more on Pike's letter to Mazzini here which includes analysis of both arch conspirators.

So who was playing the role of US president when the Illuminati planets, Uranus and Neptune met up in Great Conjunction three times through 1993 thus beginning the modern cycle of conspiracy? Bill Clinton, of course! Will I ever tire of typing the Sabian Symbol for their conjunction of collusion and control?

Apparently not. Because it describes perfectly current conditions such as riot police actions against the peaceful demonstrators of Occupy Wall Street and all other rights movements around the globe.

Uranus-Neptune '18 Capricorn' = "The Union Jack Flies from a British Warship" which Marc Edmund Jones gives as SUPERVISION, and Dane Ruhyar as POLITICAL POWER.

positive expression: the self's ever-widening spread of interest in its insatiable desire to leave some permanent imprint of itself on everything it touches (such as the Mark of the Beast? jc);

negative (unconscious/shadow side--jc): smug or strong-armed paternalism.

Britain controls US politics bwo the Bank of England, a Rothschild endeavor so in my opinion, the British government has much to answer for on Judgment Day for it may be described as America's shadow government (Saturn/Neptune = 'leaders deceive about the exercise of control; a leader capitulates'--Munkasey.)

Not to let the Federal Reserve Bank of New York off the hook but you notice that the UK government is not a member of the European Union--perhaps because it's more special than many people realize.

Well, the timing must not be quite right for total global financial collapse with
stocks rallying today as six central banks move to ease the EU financial crisis so we know that someone is making money, don't we?

Of course, there may be another explanation for why central banks acted now--did a large European bank come close to failing last night?

A la the Bible, maybe it's finally time for Steve Keen's idea of declaring a
debt jubilee
to offset the trillions of dollars the central banks stole from the people--and jubilee into oblivion the House of Rothschild's ill-gained profits!


Interesting sites with topics worth pondering:

Democracy Now!
Thom Hartmann
Conversations with Great Minds
What Really Happened?
Progressive Blog Digest
Julie Demboski's Astrology

Oct 31, 2011

Illuminati Protocols, then Midas and Pan show up

Video: Anonymous Explains the Illuminati Protocols The following presentation contains what may be a few controversial statements and as one blogger I cannot vouch for all that is asserted. Yet much of the information tallies with my research last year for an article in the November 2010 edition of Julie Demboski's Eclipse E-Zine (now an excellent Newsletter) titled, American Empire: When Jupiter Bowed to the Sun. In my attempt to meld Astrology with American History for a bit of insight into how, why, and when America's ship of state changed course so drastically (as it seems to many of us), the gist is that in November 1905, America's progressed Jupiter symbolically performed a Station Retrograde, seeming to stand still on its Secondary Progressed degree, and the periods of actual time on either side of the date of this change of ideological and financial direction to a more inwardly focused level, marks a significant time frame of important events that I highlight here for further study. Have at it, if you may! You'll find the creation of the Federal Reserve Bank of the US and more. Neocons, Intriguers...and My, How Time Doth Flee Yes, we Americans do tend to forget the recent past very easily (traits of butterfly Gemini--natal sign of US Mars and Uranus--and foggy Neptune, in Mercury-ruled Virgo on July 4, 1776.) Perhaps this post may spur someone to follow up on the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, a long-standing, mysterious, and notorious piece of propaganda and--well, see what you think. Some sources say it's a vicious forgery (pdf of text.) And I've read that The Protocols first turned up in France in the late 1890s so you know what Great Conjunction that identifies as a mover-and-shaker in this matter--the two that together make up what astrologer E. Alan Meece has presented as the Horoscope of Modern Humanity which is timed by the beginning of the current Neptune/Pluto cycle on the dates listed here: Neptune conjunct Pluto: 1. August 2, 1891 @ 8Gem38 2. November 5, 1891 @ 8Gem19 3. April 20, 1892 @ 7Gem42 In the 1890s, the Robber Baron Era (aka, the Gilded Age), three titanic Great Conjunctions occurred upon US natal Uranus 8Gem55, planet of Technology and Progress, so we're looking at a series of formations of a Historical Midpoint Picture between planetary titans. In Mundane Astrology, I usually look at planets in horoscopes as archetypal (and sometimes particular) actors, plus, quirky genius Uranus operates as America's 'totem' planet of Freedom, Independence, and Equality:
1891/92's Neptune/Pluto = US n Uranus: rebellion against artificial pursuits; impersonal attitudes toward antisocial activities; unusual means for changing reality; unusual, mystical, or supernatural experiences; peculiar discoveries; adventurous ego-thrust; making waves to reach the shore; possibly aberrant behavior. (Munkasey; Ebertin; any, all, or none may apply.)
And you know which objects now travel within the 8-10 degree range of Gemini, right? Midas and Pan--the gold-hoarders of the world hanging around with the satanic goat of mendes folk. Symbolically speaking, of course. The following video contains an explanation of the Illuminati Protocols which were first published for public consumption in 1905, the year that America's Progressed Jupiter performed its Station Retrograde and stopped moving in Direct motion. Was there a synchronicity at work between the US government and Illuminati agents? Perhaps so. And the position of US Progressed Jupiter in 2011? Still Rx and in mid-Cancer which conjoins the natal Ascendant degree in the Horoscope of the Pentagon, America's 5-pointed Death Star now serving as the military-enforcement arm for the Illuminati's New World Order agenda. Midas, Pan, Jupiter (Jove or Zeus!), the three outer, transpersonal planets of The Sky, The Sea, The Underworld--Astrology provides us with powerful archetypes for describing powerful arch deceivers as they play their roles on the World Stage! ~:~ *The Pentagon: April 29, 1942 10:30 am ewt Washington DC, historical record; a dual midpoint picture involves the Pentagon's feisty Mars @ 2Can02, the testosterone-driven planet of war and conflict which goes badly awry when he's ill-used and his energy misdirected and mismanaged: 1. Saturn/Pluto = Mars: brutal efforts to start a new order (Tyl); ruthlessness; brutality; activating plans for much destruction or upheaval; continuing restraint on activities that adulterate, contaminate, or poison (nuclear, uranium, anthrax, bird flu, etc--'restraint'? oh dear); a need to use power in order to continue activities. 2. Uranus/Pluto = Mars: fanaticism; coercion; the mania of destruction; the stage of bending or breaking; purposefully loud, disruptive activities that make others uncomfortable (torture? bombing?); headstrong and demanding when forcing ideas or plans. Both pictures contain indications of torture, among other psychotic behaviors which, considering the natural law of karma--reaping what is sown (as mentioned by Anonymous in the video)--portends ill for those who ruthlessly visit brutality and upheaval upon others. And the US government pretends to do it all in the name of We The People!

Aug 31, 2011

Julie Demboski on Jupiter Retro (8.30.11)

On Jupiter Retro, Personal and Transpersonal 8.30.11

What a treat! SO'W is privileged to host a teaser from Julie Demboski's article concerning Jupiter's current retrograde period and The Jolly One's subsequent backtrack through early Taurus. The entire piece appears in Julie's excellent Eclipse Newsletter (a modest subscription required) but here, for all SO'W readers, is a tantalizing excerpt with Julie's compliments and mine--thanks, Julie!

Jupiter has turned around now, heading back from whence he came; the question has been, how thoroughly will we be feeling this? And I think the answer is, unless you have one or more of a few particular ties to this planet from its current position at 10 Taurus 21, you may only gradually become aware of exactly what has been withdrawn from your sphere--in the meantime, you may have a sense of not being informed, or needing to catch up, in some important area, with trying to parse this out eventually leading to insight as to what has changed.

- Julie Demboski

For more details visit Julie Demboski's Astrology and Dog and Sunflower Press where Jupiter revelations, insightful forecasts, newsletters, and other astrological goodies await to guide you...just as Jupiter the Hierophant would wish!


Astro-Politics intrude, but this is a Political Astrology blog, right? ;p

Mundanely speaking, will Jupiter's Rx period have any influence upon the Politics of Washington DC and effects upon the populace? You betcha! Besides, Jupiter's Direct Station will occur on a big day in our Western Calendar: December 25, 2011 which is one month after the important Solar Eclipse of November 25, 2011 @ 2Sag37 which necessarily must manifest with Jupiter Rx.

Jupiter is the mundane significator of the *GOP, money, banking and bankers, gurus, preachers, judges, lawyers, professors, generals, explorers, and idealists. Expansion, overreach, zealous beliefs, arrogance, imperialism, and egotism are possible as well.

Negative tendencies of Jupiter in money sign Taurus include self-indulgence, exploitation, and conventional beliefs (that last, not always a bad thing!)

And when will tr Jupiter reach 10Tau21 and move beyond this, his shadow degree? Not until the evening of March 17, 2012.

Astrologers Moore and Douglas add that Jupiter in earthy Taurus displays a financial philosophy which can be "summed up in the words of the millionaire who said, 'Money is like manure. Spread it around it does a lot of good, but piled in one heap it makes an awful stink.' "

All globalists, monarchists, world bankers and other corporatists of a plutonian persuasion, take for thy stinky selves a clue! For it's now time for Jupiterian philanthropy, not Saturnian austerity.

So as my friend Julie D mentions above, the August 30th Rx Station degree/minute of Jupiter is 10Tau21; its Direct Station clocks in @ 00Tau22 on Dec 25, 2011 with tr Uranus gone back to 00Ari45 (Aries Point of World Events) and again conjoining the IC (Home; Domestic Scene; Real Estate) in the US natal chart (Sibly version: July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA.)

Well, Mr. Moneybags must move forward and past his shadow degree (10Tau21) before largess can be shared without strings attached and some measure of expansion may be attained or at least approached, overly negative factors notwithstanding. We'll see mostly delays, stinginess, and haltings until then.

Yes, given the deceptive political climate of Class Warfare v The People which has taken hold of Washington DC in the New Millennium, perhaps it's too optimistic of me to use the Jupiterian word "shared" considering the 'austerity for the masses but luxury and resources for us' attitude of DC politicians and those political, radical, anarchists, the Utopians (Uranus in Aries = Utopians--Ebertin) who seek to overthrow US governmental and economic systems, no matter the vast costs to you and me.

Anything to sabotage the presidency of Barack Obama.

That said, I'm not certain I completely buy that political scenario since the power elite so often seem to do whatever they meant to do in the first place, with or without the people's consent. Besides, around here, "My Democratic hands are tied by mean old Republicans" just doesn't rank as justification for inaction anymore.

And the president's soon-to-be-touted jobs creation plan better not su*k either.

*Note: some astrologers attribute Jupiter to the Democratic Party, with Saturn representing the Republicans. But with the expansive Jupiter Mantra part of the GOP's DNA, and since the dour Democratic Party is much older than the Rs' little red wagon, I'll stick with Jupiter for Rs, Saturn for Ds, at least for now. Thing is, both parties (entities) have both societal planets functioning in their horoscopes and psyches. So there's that. jc

Jul 25, 2011

A "Super Congress"? Astrology of DC's Debt Talks July 2011

An Astro-Peek @ Debts Talks July 22--July 26, 2011

by Jude Cowell

Ongoing in Washington DC with 'no deal' reached over the weekend, the so-called debt talks and the August 2 default brou-ha-ha (Mercury, planet of negotiations and contracts, retrogrades on August 2--not good!) may in part be a set-up in order to make the creation of a sneaky anti-constitutional Super Congress seem necessary.

NPR has fresh coverage this morning of Washington's financial stand-off along with most other news outlets and blogs as both political parties 'hold stubbornly' to their sacred cows, red herrings, and favorite fear tactics meant to sway the public.

As you know, this play book has been used many times before such as when Barack Obama and pseudo-candidate John McCain, who theatrically 'suspended' his 2008 presidential campaign, rushed back to Capitol Hill to "rescue" the US economy and the global economy with it! Apparently the actual success of their 'rescue' efforts of 2008 remains in doubt circa 2011.

And of course, we know how things turned out--Wall Street was pumped up with billions of dollars to pay international creditors while Main Street USA continues to teeter on the brink.

Economist Paul Krugman's Sunday op-ed makes salient points about those substandard ratings agencies and the debt, while Robert Reich speaks up on behalf of Medicare and Social Security. Professor Reich was once a trustee for the Social Security insurance fund so he knows whereof he writes.

So yes, as you may imagine, the Jupiter-Neptune duo of speculators, spendthrifts, wastrels, inflationary measures, and grand schemes is active by midpoint on August 2, 2011 with Uranus in Aries ('Utopians'--Ebertin) as the catalyst!

Note: you may wish to scroll down this blog's sidebar to 'Natal Chart Astro-Peeks' for brief pictures of some of the players in the economic drama now being performed in Washington DC at the Capitol Hill Theater.

Using the 'Images for Integration' from Charles and Suzi Harvey's Sun Sign-Moon Sign book, let's track the conscious-unconscious implications starting on Friday July 22 @ 12 am edt and going until Tuesday July 26, 2011 @ 11:59:59 pm edt, just to look under the hood of these political 'talks'...a few additional details are included with Sabian Symbols a mixture of Rudhyar and Jones:

Friday July 22: Sun 29Can02 (a critical or crisis degree) '29Can' = "A Muse Weighing Newborn Twins in Golden Scales"--'Keynote: the intuitive weighing of alternatives' and Moon 17Ari39--'18Ari' = "An Empty Hammock Stretched Between Two Trees"--'Keynote: A constructive alternation of activity and rest'...

Sun Can/Moon Ari: "A suffragette takes to the barricades in aid of her cause." (Two trees, rwo parties? Pelosi? jc)

Saturday July 23: Sun 00Leo00--"30Can" = "A Daughter of the American Revolution" or "1Leo" = "Blood Rushes to a Man's Head as His Vital Energies Are Mobilized Under the Spur of His Ambition"--'Keynote: An irruption of bio-psychic energies into the ego-controlled field of consciousness' and Moon 29Ari31 (crisis degree) = "30Ari" = "A Duck Pond and Its Brood"--'Keynote: the realization of natural boundaries'...

Sun Leo/Moon Ari: "A knight errant dedicates his next grand adventure to the mistress of his heart, and then rides off into the sunset in a cloud of dust."

(Sadly, that Image refers all too well to the 'New Knights Templar' murderer of children in Oslo Norway on Saturday. All my condolences go to the affected families and friends of the victims.)

Sunday July 24: Sun 00Leo57 (see "1Leo", above) and Moon 11Tau28 = "12Tau" = "A Young Couple Walk Down Main Street, Window-Shopping"--'Keynote: the fascination of the youthful ego with the product of its culture'...

Sun Leo/Moon Tau: "Old King Cole was a merry old soul, and a merry old soul was he; he called for his pipe and he called for his bowl and he called for his fiddlers three."

(You know an Rs and Ds 'peace pipe' would be most efficacious about now. Another idea if the president ends up having to decide which bills get paid is to discontinue all congressional and staffer paychecks until they get their sorry act together and govern instead of collapsing the economy of our nation!)

Monday July 25: Sun 1Leo54 = "2Leo" = "An Epidemic of Mumps"--'Keynote: the spreading power of individual crises through a collectivity' and Moon 23Tau31 = "24Tau" = "An Indian Warrior Riding Fiercely, Human Scalps Hanging from His Belt"--'Keynote: the aggressiveness of human instincts when fighting for their earthly base of operation'...

Sun Leo/Moon Tau, same Image as for Sunday, above.

As you see, the Sun in early Leo conjoins President Obama's natal Mercury (clever solutions but grandstanding a potential), and he will have a Lunar Return 3Gem21 @ 7:04 pm edt this evening--will satisfaction be achieved? Not so fast, for the Sun also opposes his natal Jupiter, a time when others refuse to recognize one's efforts, pride and jealousy of others get in the way of political progress, and superficiality rules most activities...political theater, dahlink!)

Tuesday @ 11:59:59 pm edt July 26, 2011: Sun 3Leo49 = "4Leo" = "A Formally Dressed Elderly Man Stands Near Trophies He Brought Back from a Hunting Expedition"--'Keynote: the masculine will to conquer his animal nature and to impress his peers with his skill in performing the ancient traditional power rituals' and Moon 18Gem33 = "19Gem" - "A Large Archaic Volume Reveals a Traditional Wisdom"--'Keynote: contacting the all-human planetary Mind underlying any cultural and personal mentality'...

To close, here are two Images for Sun Leo/Moon Gem: "On a bright summer's day a butterfly turns into a radiant being...Children singing 'Happy Birthday to you' at a celebrity birthday party."

Will senior or ranking bureaucrats take the lead and raise the debt ceiling--a tradition? Will debt negotiations be successful so that Americans be will be 'partying' by midnight on Tuesday or on Wednesday over a successful agreement between Republicans and Democrats which will stave off (for now) the propagandized economic disaster Washington has worked for decades to mire us in?

Well, let's not forget that all through 2009, the first year of Mr. Obama's presidency, Jupiter and Neptune met in Great Conjunction/s (a 13-year cycle) directly upon US natal Moon (we-the-people) with this midpoint picture the results of which we still struggle with in an attempt to make heads or tails of our nation's true condition...any, all, or none may apply:

Tr Jupiter/Neptune = natal Moon: little sense of reality; losing oneself in plans; becoming involved in speculation, instability, wastefulness; a desire to dream (go to the latest movie! trust Washington! jc); an emotional swoon; going with the wind; uncertainty; real v unreal. (Ebertin; Munkasey; Tyl.)

And there we have it: real v unreal as governmental denizens of The Beltway gaze once again in rapt attention at their own self-serving bellybuttons while Main Street languishes in the dust of globalist greed and bald-faced power plays to establish a secret society agenda of world domination.

Now if only I were sassy enough, I'd add one thing to the Jupiter/Neptune = Moon picture above: feeling like a big bunch of victimized suckers. Aren't you?


For a more personal astro-view of the week, you may wish to try Julie Demboski's Astrology. Around Stars Over Washington, Julie Demboski's brilliant insights are always recommended!

Jun 13, 2011

Lunar Eclipse 24Sag23 June 15, 2011

Having returned today from a weekend visit in the Atlanta area, I find that one of our best and most prolific astrologers, Julie Demboski, has covered this Wednesday's Lunar Eclipse (June 15, 2011) @ 24Sag23 which places the opposite point ('Illumination Point'), the Sun @ 24Gem23. You'll discover Julie's article link provided, below.

A Full Moon Spoon in June?

Full Moons, whether Lunar Eclipses or not, indicate a focus on relationship and partnerships issues, awareness, and/or revelations with the stronger Lunar Eclipses bringing to light what's been hidden in the unconscious or previously undisclosed by others. They also indicate fulfillment of something begun at the previous New Moon, and since the last lunation was the Solar Eclipse of June 1, 2011 in Gemini, the 6.15.11 Lunar Eclipse carries within its energies some level of importance for the collective. This eclipse of the Moon is snugly sandwiched between two Solar Eclipses, a rather rare celestial event!

As you know, the sign of Sagittarius is ruled by abundant Jupiter, so financial disclosures may be a 'wild card' target for Luna's brightening influences in June. Alternately, brewing scandals may erupt so keep your ears to the ground and your eyes on YouTube.

Plus, the recent announcement that the Pentagon Papers will now be fully revealed may be part of the disclosure scenario of June 2011 as they'll soon be published unredacted (including online) and will go back to the 1940s and up until 1967. After all these years, we may yet find out what the 'big deal' was really about when the information was leaked by whistle blower Daniel Ellsberg and the New York Times published it.

Such a political hullabaloo was created, suitable for massive diversion from the business which should have been taken care of in Washington DC, circa 1971!

Well, today is the 40th anniversary of the NYT beginning to publish (June 13, 1971) the leaked info so you may wish to snag yourself a read of an interview concerning the Pentagon Papers on Daniel Ellsberg's website where you can read the 1971 headlines for yourself.

Lunar Eclipse June 15, 2011 and America's Natal Chart

So Wednesday's Lunar Eclipse Sun will highlight US natal Mars @ '22Gem' the day prior to the eclipse (6.14.11), a 'transit' to US n Mars which indicates taking action on plans that have been in discussion or on the drawing board for a while. Being too pushy, hot-headed, or impulsive are distinct possibilities but should be discouraged at this time. Plus, injuries to head or face, fevers, cuts, or bruises may come someone's way, especially if they're acting too brash or careless.

The eclipse triggers as well the natal square between US n Mars and n Neptune, one of the weakest areas in America's national psyche with its confused or deceptive motivations and actions vibe. 'Massive army' may also be a description of a Mars/Neptune contact, and that, we got plenty of. Too much in fact, for our 'global police force' role groweth old, unwieldy, and unsustainable.

Therefore, with the Lunar Eclipse Sun squaring US n Neptune on Wednesday, the US government, the president, and we-the-people are 'on our own' in a sense. Those in charge are elusive and/or deceptive so trusting them is a fool's game (as usual, yes, but this condition is highlighted by the June 15th eclipse - we may find out where we erred in doing so.) Someone will be intentionally misleading and clear thinking is quite impossible for we may be overly transfixed by the lustrous Full Moon's revealed secrets!

Traveling over water may be risky, too, and perhaps we should stick to creative or spiritual pursuits since hard facts may be impossible to determine or to confirm. (Perhaps what is allegedly revealed is a pack of lies!)

Having the eclipsed Moon opposite US n Mars may denote that the public (Moon) opposes the actions (Mars) being taken for they may not be popular or coordinate with current social trends or opinions. In any case, revelations of all sorts may occur on several levels this week and for the next few weeks - at least until the Solar Eclipse of July 1, 2011 @ 9Can12, which begins a brand new Saros Series, but the Lunar Eclipse's contact with our nation's natal Mars/Neptune square may give us less understanding rather than more...or, we may receive an incorrect picture or concept.

(See this blog's sidebar or underneath posts for links to Solar Eclipse columns.)

Now that's my Mundane Astrology take on June 15th's Lunar Eclipse which manifests in America's natal horoscope (Sibly version = July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA; ASC '13Sag') in the 1st house of Self which personalizes it for the Washington political establishment while collectivizing it for us all. Check other versions of the US natal chart to see where this energy of revelation and disclosure occurs.

So What Does the Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius Mean for Me?

Glad you asked! First, note the 24Sag23/24Gem23 degree area in your natal and progressed charts for clues as to where hidden info or unconscious content may be revealed or realized in your life at this juncture, and read up on any aspects the Lunar Eclipse makes to your planets and angles, if any; other current planetary contacts and their rulerships will play in to the eclipse energies as well.

Then you'll find that Julie Demboski's The Power of Nature details a more personal level of interaction from this Lunar Eclipse in the sign of The Seeker than is ever mentioned here on SO'W with its Political Astrology focus, so my very best advice is to check out Julie's column, if you haven't already!


Mossy image revealed above: Full Moon at Green Arch from my Secret Moon Art gallery of cosmic and botanical drawings...drop on by for an Art Browse when it suits. jc

Mar 19, 2011

Vulcans to Libya, a SuperMoon, & Iraq War's Solar Return March 2011

NPR BREAKING NEWS: Allied Aircraft Flying Over Libya

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has confirmed that coalition planes are in the air above Libya. "Our air force will oppose any aggression by Col. Gadhafi against the population of Benghazi," he announced in Paris.

More at NPR.


Astro-Note: the Iraq War's Solar Return 2011 occurs March 20, 2011 at 4:55:59 am BAT -3:00 Baghdad, Iraq; ASC 1Pis17 w the Neptune 29AQ30/Chiron 2Pis37 duo rising; Hour Mars 19Pis44 in 1st house and out-of-bounds and precariously motivated in Pisces. Transiting Neptune at a critical 29th degree approaches Iraq War's natal 12th H Uranus 00Pis30 (planet of rebellion and radicalism), a time when there are unrealistic expectations about societal changes, social breakdowns, and ideals and spiritual goals that conflict with current financial and technological conditions: as before, precarious.

Tr Pluto 7Cap24 has now crossed the war's natal Midheaven (The Goal; The WHY? Point) and nears the Piscean Mars 9Cap11. Thus, a midpoint picture forms at the very top of the radix chart: Mars/MC = tr Pluto: extraordinary zeal and tremendous vigor; the desire to bring immense tasks to a successful conclusion. (Ebertin.)

That would be a long-desired goal yet there are many portents in the natal and Solar Return 2011 charts which I won't bore you with on this SuperMoon day. But when tr Saturn, now @ 15Lib01 Rx, reaches Iraq War's natal 7th H Moon 23Lib06 (the people),
a valley of depressed feelings and despairing emotions will be experienced as staged and engineered by a spidery global network of warhawks, Vulcans, arms dealers, and other profiteers.

The Vulcans Are Forging Their War Tools Again

Disturbingly, the Iraq War's Solar Return chart for March 20, 2011 - it's 8th anniversary so the 9th year now begins - shows tr Hidalgo (power; expecting obedience) and Lilith (an archetype associated with the Middle East, especially with Israel; also, spies, surveillance, & potential betrayal) are at SR Midheaven (MC 12Sag10 = US natal ASC) of the horoscope which signifies a tag team effort possessing superior forces to bring down the government of Libya....another "coalition" which has been approved by the UN Security Council for enforcement of control in Libya as our Western Imperial March across the region continues with oil and gas (SR Neptune and Chiron rising) the main issue to be dealt with.

Now which entity on the world political stage do you think the Iraq War's SR 2011 Hidalgo in Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius represents?

SuperMoon in Virgo March 19, 2011

Today is March 19, 2011, day of a SuperMoon, a lunar phenomenon which tends to herald disaster or catastrophe. Starting another war, this time in Libya, is one form of disaster begun by men who sit far away from the melee lest their pretty minds be stained or unduly ruffled. Yet all Full Moons and today's SuperMoon in late Virgo indicate the culmination and fulfillment stage of seeds planted at the New Moon of March 4, 2011 @ '14Pis' = "A Lady in Fox Fur." (We note how often we hear Hillary Clinton's name in the news of late.)

Then on a more personal, inner level which addresses our deepest concerns, my friend Julie Demboski has published a column on the SuperMoon that is not to be missed. The Full Moon of March 19, 2011: Birthing Uranus in Aries contains Lunar food for Mercurial thought with Uranian insights for all who care to listen. Thanks, Julie!

Mar 2, 2011

Will Apr 3, 2011's Mars/Uranus conjunction heat up Politics?

You betcha! And House Speaker John Boehner has already used graphic Mars/Uranus-style gun rhetoric concerning labor unions. One assumes it's okay with Mr. Boehner if the powers that be are holding the "machine gun" of Mars/Uranus to our heads but unacceptable when we-the-people stand together to protect ourselves from political and social abuse.

Yet rhetoric isn't all that sizzles with a Mars/Uranus conjunction if history serves as our model. Riots, revolts, strikes, uprisings, wars, battles, and natural disasters are on the global menu - even volcanic eruption cannot be ruled out (I'm looking at you, Mount St. Helens, among other sensitive locations.)

An example is September 9, 1943, when Mars and Uranus conjoined @ 8Gem+ (during a US Uranus Return) and the Allies invaded Italy in what turned out not to be the quick resolution they'd dreamed of. Will their April 3, 2011 hook-up trigger a US invasion? Perhaps, though my prayer is that Washington will not add to our tattered plates yet another violent military meddling in the Middle East or elsewhere. However, Secretary Clinton has already put the 'on the table' threat of intervention on the table concerning Gaddafi's massacre of his people in Libya for protesting against him.

Haven't a majority of we-the-people already agreed that the US cannot afford to continue acting as global police force? You'd think common sense would win out on that one on Capitol Hill, but apparently not. This gives the 'crash America' argument more fuel, imho, since that is, in fact, what our politicians are in process of doing on behalf of the much-vaunted 'new world order' - see link to Plutocracy quotes, below.

An Historical Overview of Mars/Uranus Conjunctions

Master astrologer John Townley's Desert Lightening! Mars-Uranus strikes again feature will fill you in on present and past conjunctions and their effects with Astro-Cartography maps showing the pair's swaths of influence including the conjunctions of 2009 and the upcoming one on April 3, 2011 which is strongest over Alaska, Hawaii, and the West Coast of the US.

And since April's Mars/Uranus meet in Aries, a Fire sign, we may expect a continuation of upheavals along with wildfires or even explosions especially since April 3 falls within the time frame of the January 4, 2011 Solar Eclipse 13Cap38/9 conjoining Fixed Star Manubrium with its 'flaring heat' indications (Eclipses, Celeste Teal.)

Besides the previously discussed increase of refugeeism, there's also the Jan 2011 eclipse's 'turbulent spirit against those in high places' vibe which we're experiencing across the globe in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Wisconsin...seems there will be more outbreaks very soon if Mars/Uranus has its way. Keep an eye on Alaska, Hawaii, and the West Cost prior to the next solar eclipse which manifests on June 1, 2011 in a sensitive spot: 11Gem02 conj US n Desc = 'surprising developments'. Whatever Mars/Uranus conjs may trigger, things can erupt prior to the actual conjunction or just before the next conjunction two years one month later and particularly within the swath cut on the global map.

With Mars conjoining Uranus so near the Aries Point (00Ari00:00) in April 2011, the potential for manifestation of their explosive energies upon the world stage is greatly magnified - quite certainly predicted by myself and others, in fact.

Plus, another thing about the April 3, 2011 conjunction of Mars/Uranus @ 1Ari18 is that it falls upon the Ic of America's natal chart (n Ic 00Ari53 in the Sibly version) which 'personalizes' the conjunction for the US. So because all houses (departments of life) in a horoscope have their polar opposites, we may use US natal Midheaven (Goals, Aspirations, Public Status, The World Stage) to form a midpoint picture while noting that Ebertin gives the Mars/Uranus combo as 'intervention', 'sudden application of effort', 'striving for attainment of power and authority', 'oppressing others', etc, as channels for possible expression:

April 3, 2011 tr Mars/Uranus = US n Mc: putting a pistol to some one's head (click above to read Boehner's remark); an inflexible character (Gov Scott Walker and his ilk? jc); executing violent measures; injury, accident, operation; the desire for independence.

Note: America's natal Mars 21Gem23 and Uranus 8Gem55 indicate a recent conjunction took place between them prior to July 4, 1776 - on June 15, 1776 @ 7Gem52...'8Gem' = "Around a Closed-Down Factory, Strikers Mill Defiantly"!! Transiting MIDAS is @ 8 Gemini now and has been for a while.)

To this midpoint picture affecting US n Mc, Michael Munkasey adds: 'new approaches to effecting social changes'; undermining the collective bargaining power of labor unions would be one approach that would do it; plus, the tactic's ultimate goal of undercutting union support for Democrats in the 2012 election couldn't be more obvious. It so often boils down to grasping the megaphone and the nuclear button of the White House, isn't it?

As for timing, we may wish to consider the parallel (similar to a strong conjunction and helpful for timing purposes) between Mars and Uranus which becomes exact around 8:42 am edt on the morning of April 4, 2011.

A New Moon Joins the Mars/Uranus Fray

Also on April 3, 2011 at 10:32:16 am edt, a New Moon occurs @ 13Ari30 (in 11th H of Groups and Associations) with US n Desc rising 13Gemini. This plops America's natal Mars upon the Asc 23Gem31, our first natal planet to rise in the New Moon chart when it's set for the (Masonic) Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

N Mars/Uranus = New Moon's Asc (Desc): becoming verbally abusive to those who impede your progress; enjoyment from agitating others; an upsetting event; acts of violence; an accident or injury; arrest.

And perhaps the April 3rd New Moon's Sabian Symbol applies to our topic especially if we round down rather than up (one degree morphs into the next - if nothing else, a later degree represents something recent and perhaps, unconscious); the following symbol is from Marc Edmund Jones' The Sabian Symbols in Astrology with my own addition of 'shadow side/unconscious' and other remarks:

'13Ari' = "An Unsuccessful Bomb Explosion" = IMPETUOUSNESS...

positive expression: a dramatic rejection of any accomplishment falling at all short of very deep or hallowed purpose (WI Governor Walker, is that you? Well, buyers' remorse has set in and shouts for your recall are getting louder - and voting Mercury 23Ari33 is Rx - re-call - on April 3! Fascistically locking Wisconsin citizens out of their State Capitol Building this week will not do - jc);

negative/shadow side/unconscious: a waste of opportunity and a futile expenditure of self through vanity and conceit.

A particular midpoint picture of great concern in the New Moon chart (DC) for it points directly at the Mars/Uranus conjunction is' note that Pluto and Asc are *quindecile (QD) one another which means that tr Pluto 7Cap30 is QD-ing US n Mars, both aspects of manipulation, greed, dominance, and taking over control:

Pluto/Asc = Mars: loud and persistent arguing when calmness is called for; exposure to danger; foolhardiness and daring (another US invasion would be that - jc); ruthless energy deployment; courage; upsets.

Pluto/Asc = Uranus: unusual events fan the fires further; success at all costs; living with constant anxiety; restlessness. (My italics and bold, as usual.)

Well, this is certainly a disturbing look at the Mars/Uranus conjunction and New Moon of April 3, 2011 yet no one needs Astrology to tell them the world is erupting. And if forewarned is forearmed (a descriptive slogan for this gun-toting pair of planets, Mars and Uranus), I hope everyone stays out of harm's way and yet are free to stand up for their rights in an honorable and successful manner.


Additional Topical Reading Suggestions:

The Right to Work Law which Gov. Scott Walker is determined to impose on Wisconsin workers;

Natal Horoscope of Libya w Feb 21, 2011 Transits;

A Few Illuminating Quotes on Plutocracy in America;

The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann; Thom is calling Gov. Walker, "Scott Gaddafi Walker" because of his dictatorial stance and no-compromise demands...j'agree.

And, as always, my permanent recommendation for your more personal astro-insights are readily available at Julie Demboski's Astrology.

Note: at noon today, NPR reports that the temporary spending bill has passed the Senate and is headed for the president's desk for signing; this is the two-week extension bill to keep the government open until at least the Full Moon of April 19 (or April 18, depending on how they count the two weeks in Washington.

Sundown on Saturday April 19 is also when the joyous celebration of Purim begins.


Blog Note: all midpoint pictures from Ebertin, Tyl, and Munkasey: any, all, or none may apply and are subject to transits and progressions; *QD info from Quindecile, by Ricki Reeves.

Jan 29, 2011

AQ New Moon 2.2.11 and Leo Full Moon 2.18.11

Our February 2011 Lunations

by Jude Cowell

Image: New Moon 13AQ54 Feb 2, 2011 9:30:36 pm est Washington DC; Moon Hour (changes, fluctuations, publicity, daily concerns); ASC 2Lib52 = chart-ruler Venus 28Sag42; Venus applies: square Jupiter (3A28) and conjunct Pluto (7A45 - see below); New Moon conjunct Mars 14AQ16 in 5th house of Risk-Taking, Gambling, Creative Pursuits.

Neptune 27AQ51 continues bedeviling the American people (US natal Moon 27AQ10) with fraud, deception, disillusionment, massive propaganda campaigns, refugeeism, homelessness, and a sense of rootlessness - here, in 5th house of Risk-Taking.

Setting Jupiter 2Ari10 conjoins DESC 2Ari52 and has moved into a quindecile aspect (165 degr) with authoritative Saturn Rx in 1st house (delays, restrictions, limitations.)

Having our two societal planets, Jupiter and Saturn, in a compulsive-obsessive QD dynamic brings benefits through use of ethics and morals, yet it has a running hot'n'cold effect, tendencies toward indecision, overdoing things and taking on too much responsibility, pushing to make one's point with an authoritative manner about one's beliefs and opinions, successful planning, and a tendency to retreat within one's success. (Quindecile, Ricki Reeves.)

(During my natal chart consultation with the great Noel Tyl, he pronounced quindecile as 'kween day chee' lay. I'm not kiddin'.)

At Mc, the Goal Point of any chart, we see US natal Venus, Jupiter, and in tandem, Sun (the leader) along with the transiting South Node, a separative, Saturnian point relating to past behaviors and thus, to the karma of bad decisions. SN to US n Venus (valuations, relationships, smaller amounts of money, beauty, the attraction principle) with tr Pluto opposing Venus and here opposing Jupiter, too, which makes this New Moon horoscope a picture of plutonian manipulation.

Tr Pluto opposing US n Venus: joint ventures and legal affairs are not favored; jealousy and manipulation target relationships; motivations of others are questionable; values, principles, priorities, and relationship values are in conflict with current conditions in society; overspending has disastrous consequences (which bodes ill for US deficit and debt level concerns.)

Tr Pluto opposing US n Jupiter: unknown people or forces stand in the way of financial and professional success and expansion; measures taken to increase prospects are defeated; an unfavorable time for advertising, sales, and long-distance travel; political aspirations are best put on hold for now; power struggles are prominent.

Mc '4Can' = "A Cat Arguing with a Mouse", a Sabian Symbol that always reminds me of
Louis McFadden's lawsuit against the Fed for fraud in 1933 (he was on to them), and of NY Mayor John Hylan whose famous quote is reproduced below, beginning with a statement from Teddy Roosevelt for context's sake:

President Theodore Roosevelt, who died in 1919, was posthumously quoted in the March 27, 1922 edition of the New York Times with the following statement:

"These International bankers and Rockefeller-Standard Oil interests control the majority of newspapers and the columns of these newspapers to club into submission or drive out of public office officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government."

The New York Times ran the article because New York Mayor John Hylan had been quoted in the same paper the previous day, March 26:

"The warning of Theodore Roosevelt has much timeliness today, for the real menace of our republic is this invisible government which, like a giant octopus, sprawls its slimy length over city, state, and nation...It seizes in its long and powerful tentacles our executive officers, our legislative bodies, our schools, our courts, our newspapers, and every agency created for the public protection...To depart from mere generalizations, let me say that at the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller-Standard Oil interest and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as international bankers.

This little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States Government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both parties, write political platforms, make cat’s paws of party leaders, use the leading men of private organizations, and resort to every device to place in nomination for high public office only such candidates as will be amenable to the dictates of corrupt big business...these International Bankers and Rockefeller-Standard Oil interests control the majority of newspapers and magazines in this country."

In the Feb 2, 2011 New Moon chart (shown above), US natal Neptune 22Vir25 and Saturn 14Lib48 (the invisible government duo) form a midpoint picture with the New Moon's ASC (in DC): Sat/Nep = ASC: feeling confined; sense of being out of the group; the loner; noticing the pretenses or false intentions of others; easing the focus on past errors or lax practices; oppressive family circumstances; a depressing environment; limitation of freedom. (Tyl; Ebertin; Munkasey.)

You see sneaky Pluto and NN (Plu/NN = powerful associations; destiny of a large mass of people) at the foundation of the chart (Ic) and tr Mercury 28Cap43 conjoining US natal Pluto 27Cap10 Rx in our natal 2nd house of Earning Ability and Valuations/Worth.

It seems that the New Moon of Feb 2, 2011 relates closely to financial and currency issues (devaluation of the US dollar, ceasing its use as the world's reserve currency, etc) and with both transiting and US Saturn rising and testy Mars ruling 8th house of Shared Resources, Debt, Credit, Insurance, Transformation, and Death, we may readily expect news media to continue reflecting these issues.

Tr Mercury to US natal Pluto is a time when ideas, info, and activities involve gaining personal power; strategies are developed relating to finances, investments, and surveillance; research, detection, psychoanalysis, renovation, and property assessment are on the menu. (Foreclosure crisis? Spying? Revealing secrets? A message from the Fed?)

As mentioned, chart-ruler Venus makes two major applying aspects in the chart which gives us an idea of how things will proceed over the next two weeks:

1. square Jupiter (3A27) = temptation to overstate (earnings? evaluations? income?); carelessness, thoughtlessness, or extravagance with money and expenses; a reconciliation is needed between the law and true justice.

2. conjunct Pluto (7A45) = an urge to take charge of events; strategy is necessary to control outcomes especially in groups or in diplomatic matters; bankruptcy issues surface (of states? corporations? countries?)

And since we speak here of financial concerns, the applying square (obstacles; blockages) between rich Jupiter and wealthy Pluto (4A17) is important in the New Moon chart and relates to rebellion against existing codes of ethics, large scale endeavors and the wheeler dealers who run them, questionable or shady projects which lead to legal difficulties, those who tend to exploit others, a lack of assistance when one does get into trouble (and probably, the NYSE.)

This aspect appears in the natal horoscopes of shot-gunner Dick Cheney (b. Jan 20, 1941) and Trilateralist Zbigniew Brzenski (b. Mar 28, 1928); as you know, Jupiter is the significator of the Republican Party in Mundane Astrology; Saturn = the Democrats.

The Jupiter/Pluto square will be closer to exactitude during the Full Moon two weeks from now when the seeds planted at the Feb 2 New Moon will sprout.

The Full Moon of Feb 18, 2011 @ 29Leo20, conjoins one of the Royal Stars of Persia: Regulus (success if revenge is avoided; with Fixed Stars, there's always an 'if' caution.) By way of precession, Regulus has recently reached 00Vir00 after being at 29 Leo for several years. The 29/30 Leo--00Virgo degree area of the Zodiac relates to the Sphinx in Egypt.

Full Moon Feb 18, 2011 has an interesting Sabian Symbol...'30Leo' = "An Unsealed Letter" which is traditionally linked to the Bible. In current times, it may relate as well to revelations (banking? more embassy cables?) released by WikiLeaks.

Pluto will trine the Full Moon but Mars will oppose it.

One last word about the chart you see here, the New Moon of Feb 2, 2011: asteroid Atlantis Rx (abuse of power; feelings of doom) rises with US natal Mc 00Lib53 and with asteroid Terpsichore (the orchestrator) so we might expect America (Atlantis, New Atlantis, etc) to orchestrate much of the planning and seed-planting. Yet with all planets in the northern (bottom) half of the chart (the private sector - jobs creation?), the orchestrations will probably remain mostly behind the scenes until the light of the February 18th Full Moon reveals at least some of what's now being put into place.

Now if you'd like a great analysis of this weekend's concentrated line-up of planets (from Sag to AQ), try Julie Demboski's excellent article Keeping Our Balance which will take you through into next week!