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Showing posts with label Manifest Destiny. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Manifest Destiny. Show all posts

May 31, 2022

America's Jupiter: Then and Now

Below is a dual image of America's 1776 charts (July 4th and July 1st, aka, the Powell Chart) progressed ('SP') to today's date, May 31, 2022 with SP Jupiter Rx @15Can11/14 highlighted in green (using the day-for-a-year method of Secondary Progression):

As you know, America's Jupiter in 1776 @5Can55/56 possesses a descriptive rounded-up Sabian Symbol ('6 Cancer'): "Game Birds Feathering Their Nests" - a lucrative activity we can all agree has profited many politicians (and their financial backers) through the centuries, and has reached a state of high art. Engaging in insider trading helps along with pay-offs and bribes - and a Congress that neglects its oversight duties on a regular basis while corporate lobbyists basically run the place. Meanwhile, 'The Fed' is a disappointment.

Even the Pentagon is shown to be a major recipient of largesse for our SP Jupiter Rx @15Cancer is 'stuck' on the death star's natal Ascendant (1942) with US Jupiter having turned retrograde by progression @25Cancer in 1905 (based on our Sag Ascendant chart/s) or 1908 (based on the July 1, 1776 Powell chart). No matter which founding chart we progress, the Pentagon benefits greatly. As you see, our Jupiter turned Rx conjunct US natal Mercury, enlarging Washington's plans - 'thinking big', and opposing US Pluto, suggesting the playing and the challenges of big-league power games, with potentials for mass persecutions in the realms of ideology and religion.

So with Jupiter exalted in Moon-ruled Cancer in 1776 and remaining so by progression, this makes Jupiter (conjunct Venus and Sun in 1776) a primary driver of America's plans, goals, spreading of ideologies, military aims, and general tendency toward expansion, even when we engage in over-expansion as I believe we often have as a nation. My guess is that our country's legendary Manifest Destiny wasn't intended to create the problems it has, but it has - when an indivdual or an entity doesn't know when enough is enough. Based on America's Progressed Full Moon, the most prudent time to 'reign in' America's extension into the world was in December 2008 or thereabouts, depending on which founding horoscope is progressed. Obviously, this time frame aligns with the Bush-Cheney Financial Heist, or Crash: nest-feathering on steroids!

So here's an excerpt from a 2014 SO'W post about America's Jupiter in Cancer (with Sag rising as I then used):

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

Well, it's now 8 years since I wrote the words above and there's little if any way to say in 2022 about social, economic, and political conditions being better for the American people, or for much of the world. Dictators continue to dictate, Washington and the Pentagon keep up their brave faces while getting up to who-knows-what in secret, enemy saboteurs - both foreign and domestic - are having a fascist-style field day against us with their raptor's eye focused on taking complete control in November 2022 and 2024, part of a global movement of thugs and strong-armed paternalists.

Politics in America? Why, that 'system of organized hatreds' is the confounded, most convoluted realm of all. And you know what 'they' say: you may not care about politics, but politics cares about you. So vote at every opportunity, dear reader, for our chances to support and promote Democracy may not last much longer.

In closing, I'll leave you with the quote concerning Jupiterian influences which inspired this rather fussy consideration of America's Jupiter, then and now, and particularly to Jupiter as chart ruler in our Sagittarius rising chart/s. However, to me the following also applies to America's Jupiter whether chart-ruler or simply as the Great Benefic so happily paired with our Venus and Sun in 1776, and suggesting the multiple opportunities for good that the Cosmos has provided our nation through the years.

Note that a few edits are applied for the sake of clarity - as you know, mundane Jupiter wears multiple hats and the following applies to his roles of broadcaster, media mogul, propagandist, and corporatist as well as preacher, politican and The General:

It is easy to become opinionated without even realizing it, and you can seek an abundance of opinions to minimize the importance of any one opinion. When you do this, it becomes possible to justify almost anything. The world of impersonal karma has reasons for everything. It appears to present a multitude of truth but it actually only hides the center of truth.

(Martin Schulman, The Ascendant: Your Karmic Doorway #ad.)

Meanwhile, my theory has been that decades ago, when US Jupiter turned retrograde by progression, after a few years much began to change in Washington, and within the American people, as ideals, ideologies, and beliefs slowly shifted internally (Rx) and began to be shifted by the 'powers that think they be' for their own selfish purposes, thus taking America's ship of state off her original course. This also suggests the generosity vs austerity stand-off fought in the realms of Politics and across the 'air waves' as the haves and the have-nots continue to struggle for pieces of The America Pie. Apple, I believe.

Well, even though we may not agree on any of this, My Thanks for reading and sharing! Jude

May 13, 2017

The US Constitution's Progressed New Moon 2018

Near the halfway point of the Trump presidential term the midterm elections in the US are scheduled for November 6, 2018. All House seats will be up for grabs and 34 of the Senate seats are to be contested as well as some state and territorial Governorships.

With current debates over whether or not the US is in a constitutional crisis created by Mr. Trump (and some say it is not, it's a political crisis) over his tweeted intimidation of FBI Director James Comey earlier this week, I noticed what to me seems an interesting if not curious synchronicity: that the Secondary Progressions (SP) of the US Constitution's foundation horoscope (September 17, 1787 4:00 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA) reveal an SP New Moon which perfects on November 5, 2018 @16Tau03 and seeds the beginning of a new cycle.

And when the 230-year-old US Constitution's 5 South Prenatal Solar Eclipse (PE) of June 15, 1787 (chart shown, below) 'progresses' to the next Saros Series, it's the 6 North which in real time manifested on December 7, 1787 (day-for-a-year). Both 5 South and 6 North have appropriate themes for cyclical events that concern the US Constitution and thus for the US government. Curiously, the Trump presidential bid announcement in 2015 is also involved:

US Constitution's PE: 5 South June 15, 1787 @24Gem20, the exact degree of the New Moon on the morning of Mr. Trump's presidential campaign announcement. 5S themes:

Here is the horoscope of the US Constitution's Prenatal Solar Eclipse (PE) @24Gem20 with Mercury @23Gem09 which was the initial eclipse in the 5 South Saros Series with themes of good news, a peak experience, and benefits (Brady):

The curious nature concerns the fact that this 1787 Gemini Solar Eclipse was conjoined or stimulated on June 16, 2015 by a New Moon @25Gem07 and transit Mars (Mr. Trump's rising planet) @24Gem35. The New Moon perfected that morning as Donald Trump lowered himself down the escalator of Trump Tower to announce his bid for the presidency of the United States to a paid audience hired through an actors' employment agency ($50 per head). And perhaps you're familiar with the Sabian Symbol for '25Gemini': "A Man Trimming Palms"!

US Constitution's Secondary Progressed (SP) New Moon

Now progressing the US Constitution's chart to May 2017 shows its current soli-lunar phase to be balsamic, a dark-of-the-moon stage of transition, a seed state turned toward the future (Rudhyar) and with a prophetic feeling of finality. If Americans now feel "possessed by a social destiny" (or, victims of our often-touted 'Manifest Destiny' as the US military drains our coffers and conquers the world) this may describe one reason for it because what would our nation be without the US Constitution? Rudderless, I should think. And coup'd by plutonic forces which have always manipulated our government from abroad (US 1776 Pluto out of bounds).

Symbolically upcoming on November 5, 2018--one day prior to the 2018 Midterm Elections--is the SP New Moon of the US Constitution. In its chart, below, you see the SP New Moon @16Tau03, the US Inaugural Ascendant (14Taurus+ = Oath of Office) conjunct the 8th cusp, and dissolving Neptune Rx and rising:

Outside the chart are penned the approximate 2017 positions of transit Jupiter through Pluto plus, Chiron (in green); please enlarge to read. As a timing device, the SP North Node @17Sag11 conjoins the 6 North 'Prenatal' Solar Eclipse with themes of: relationships to father figures, authority figures, or the need to take responsibility and control; time to accept commitments which may occur due to another person's illness or unreliability (Brady)--topics currently under discussion which concern the chaos in the Trump White House, his fitness for office, the potential for impeachment, and whether or not Trump's actions undermine the US Constitution.

US Constitution SP New Moon: '17Taurus' = "A Battle Between the Swords and the Torches" - RESOLUTION (Jones) which in my opinion relates to the longstanding battle between certain secret societies and their control of the US government. Dane Rudhyar adds: "Keynote: Refusing to depend upon the past, the seeker turns warrior, fighting anew the eternal 'Great War'...POLARIZATION OF VALUES."

Mar 27, 2017

Donald Trump hearts President Andrew Jackson!

A Natal Chart Comparison: Donald Trump's Idolatry of President Andrew Jackson

by Jude Cowell

President Andrew Jackson? Vicious! say his modern critics. And based only on Jackson's instigation of the tragic Trail of Tears, made possible by the imperial Indian Removal Act, I must concur (and having Native American heritage myself as do many 'native' Georgians via Virginia, Maryland, and the Carolinas).

Mr. Trump wants his presidency to resemble that of 'populist president' Andrew Jackson and of course with Mr. Trump we've noticed a wide streak of intolerance for 'the other' even though he ran for office as 'the other' and 'the outsider' in an attempt to pretend a great chasm exists between himself and The Establishment that permeates Washington DC. So with Trump we have 'the other' hating 'the others', all the foreigners among us as if most if not all of our ancestors weren't immigrants themselves at some point. Ironic enough for us? Then why not consider the two natal charts and planets of these men of power, one a military general born in 1767, the other a real estate mogul born in 1946--and both initiated Freemasons.

Two Versions of Andrew Jackson's Natal Chart

With no known birth hour for Jackson firmly proven, you may wish to check out the two versions shown at astrodatabank of Jackson's March 15, 1767 morning chart and the rectified version set for March 14, 1767 11:24 pm LMT (rectified by Isaac Starkman). Plus, other birth times are noted such as Grant Lewi's '2:00 am' speculation. Both Jackson's charts show a Sun Pisces-Moon Virgo personality blend so we have that goin' for us.

House cusps are different, of course, for Andrew Jackson: the March 15th 'morning chart' gives 25Ari50 rising with quirky genius Uranus (25Ari50) in tow suggesting one with great coping ability. Uranus-ASC describes one who is alert and responds quickly and individualistically to whatever occurs. And of course, Mars-ruled-Aries is the sign of the pioneer and adventurer which certainly describes Andrew Jackson who, as president, embodied the physical implementation of America's much-vaunted Manifest Destiny, the Jupiterian impulse that native American tribes were in the way of. Uranus in Aries is the zealot and anarchist, the Utopian idealist, according to Reinhold Ebertin, and we've certainly experienced this since transit Uranus entered Aries in 2010 (ex: the Tea Party, an early expression in the Collective of this riotous placement.)

Another feature of Jackson's Aries Rising chart is that it places powerful Pluto (11Cap39) at Midheaven (MC), the Goal Point of the chart. Pluto conjunct MC = power, control, violence, plus, more coping ability (Pluto) in the realm of Career and Public Status. Transit Pluto now conjoins this MC and a three-fer Pluto Return occurred for Jackson all through 2014.

As for Jackson's rectified chart with 00Sag54 rising ('1Sag' = "A Grand Army of the Republic Campfire"), MC = 12Vir08 where transit North Node pointed in September 2016; his natal Jupiter @17Vir10 Rx and natal Moon 19Vir46 conjoin this Virgo MC from the 10th house side. In political realms, Moon-Jupiter often indicates ineffective leadership which may not precisely describe Jackson's White House tenure and I doubt it could be said to describe his military leadership (ex: the Battle of New Orleans.)

Planetary Links Between Donald Trump and Andrew Jackson

Donald Trump (born June 14, 1946) = '1946'; Jackson = '1767' so let's see if any planetary contacts exist between the two men's natal charts but not including Andrew Jackson's house cusps, Ascendant, etc:

1767 Saturn 13Gem44/45: Saturn is closest to 1946's natal Uranus-NN-Sun political trio but with a 4-degree+ orb, a weak link. 1767 Venus (@11Aries = "The President of the Country"!) is widely opposed by 1946 Neptune (5Lib50 Rx) denoting potentials for strange circumstances to develop along with deception, mistrust, confusion, and a lack of cooperation from others. Neptune opposing Venus makes bankruptcy a distinct possibility (Mr. Trump already has already bankrupted businesses including a gambling casino--how is that possible? no customers?) and naturally false promises and financial schemes are implicated, plus, misunderstandings and disappointments in relationship matters are prominent expressions of this link.

Now with 1946's Mars 26Leo and Ascendant 29Leo (conjunct royal Regulus), we find 1767's Neptune @3Vir15 Rx nearby which creates a midpoint picture of note: Mars-Neptune = ASC which adds an unstable quality to their relationship (and with Trump's tendency to change his mind on a whim or notion, we'll see if his idolatry of Jackson has staying power). Transit North Node @3Virgo now points toward 1767's natal Neptune, a 'lack of community spirit' indicator that may also describe the public's current notice (NN) of Jackson's ideals or ideology (Neptune). Additionally, the potential for misunderstandings is increased by 1767's Mercury @3Ari31 opposed by 1946's Neptune Rx.

Note that 1767's Mercury-Neptune inconjunction of adjustment adds difficult energies to the confused misunderstandings and disappointments of this link while 1946's problematic Mercury-Neptune square contains the probability of distorted perceptions, false promises, overblown fantasies, and falsehoods. Mercury rules rhetoric, while Neptune rules propaganda, the media, and the masses, unwashed though they may be. Add to that the tendency to use others (as illustration, as a behavioral model, etc) and we have Trump using Jackson as propaganda icon for Trump supporters who idolize Andrew Jackson themselves.

Two 'war' and 'violence' links exist between Jackson and Trump: 1767's South Node, a karmic point of separation and neurosis, is conjoined by 1946's Pluto @10Leo02 and of course this occurs in the egocentric sign of the natural leader, royal Leo. The other link is 1767's warrior planet Mars @22Tau23 conjunct the MC (Goal Point) of the 1946 natal chart, not a positive thought at all especially when considering the militaristic Mars Rising personality of Donald Trump with his rising Regulus and the star's caution: 'success if revenge is avoided'.