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Showing posts with label Mitt Romney. Show all posts
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Mar 3, 2016

The Battle of the Billionaires: Who would win? Romney vs Trump? - video

This isn't the first presidential dance that Mitt and Donald have performed for us!

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Jan 13, 2015

"The Bill Press Show January 13, 2015": Romney runs and GOP v SS Disability

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Nov 29, 2012

11.29.12 Romney's lunch w Pres Obama: Neptune rising

How yummy! Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is invited to the White House today to lunch with President Obama and many reporters are wishing they could be flies on the wall during this super-private chow down and meeting!

Well, I'm no fly either but I do sashay into the use of Political Astrology now and then to uncover a few things not always seen with the naked eye, fly or otherwise.

Today at *12:30 pm est at the White House, the ascending sign and degree = 4Pis33 which, of course, brings up Fixed Star Fomalhaut (potentials: success through noble ideals; karma; magic; fame or infamy) along with Mr. Romney's natal Mars in Pisces followed by his n Mercury and Sun in murky Pisces.

Yet even closer to the luncheon Ascendant at 12:30 pm is President Obama's natal Chiron 5Pis19 Rx (in his n 1st house of Self; he's in the midst of his five-fer **Chiron Return, as you know--dates listed below) And with transiting Neptune @00Pis27 ('1Pis' = "A Public Market"), some acting and pretending may take place, along with Neptunian idealism and creativity--will fraud also be discussed? Is the Neptunian dish Oysters Rockefeller on the menu?

Well, my blogging time is brief this morning, so let's merely consider a few factors about today's Sun-Moon blend including what Charles and Suzi Harvey give as the blend's Image for Integration which seems to me to apply rather closely to the situation at hand. See what you think about this persuasive, idea-filled Fire-Air "live wire" combo of "bluster and bombast" (Sun Sign-Moon Sign:

As with yesterday's Lunar Eclipse, today is imprinted by a Sun Sagittarius-Moon Gemini blend denoting wit, intellectualism, irony, and sociability; a negative is spreading oneself too thin and not completing projects. Its Image for Integration reminds me of Republican charges against our Democratic president concerning his "redistribution of wealth" tendency, as they call it. And of course, this applies to the current 'fiscal cliff'/Bush-tax-cuts-expiring impasse now occurring in Washington DC as the clock inches nearer and nearer to January 1, 2013 12:00 est.

Sun Sag-Moon Gem: "Robin Hood as a young boy plays truant from school to go to his archery lesson, but ends up teaching his card tricks to his master."

Ha! Wonder what soup today's secretive lunch will begin with?

Oh, and by the way: the Moon's Sabian Symbol at 12:30 pm is quite descriptive of the White House table of plenty:

'20Gem' = "A Cafeteria"; keyword = SUPPLY.

Positive expression: a fullness of contribution and an effectiveness of requisition in all personal relationships;

Negative (unconscious/shadow side--jc): a chronic inability to make decisions or a hopelessly dilettante spirit. (Jones, The Sabian Symbol in Astrology.)

*My use of 12:30 pm est for setting up today's horoscope is based on hearing Richard Wolffe give it last evening on MSNBC as the time of today's White House lunch.

*President Obama's Chiron Return dates: May 21, 2011; June 27, 2011 Rx; Feb 26, 2012; Oct 19, 2012 Rx; Dec 10, 2012; natally, Chiron in mystical Pisces gives him a "knight in shining armour" glow which may "perform heroic deeds at great personal risk" (R. Nolle's Chiron.) May this include having a White House lunch with Mitt Romney?!

Update 1:50 pm: serving Mr. Romney Oysters Rockefeller might be too deliciously ironic if my theory that the Nov 6, 2012 election was about President Obama being a 'Rockefeller Democrat' vs Romney as a monarchic 'Rothschild Republican' is correct! jc

Nov 5, 2012

Election 2012's Void-of-Course Moon (We the People)

Election Day November 6, 2012: a VOC Moon and Voting Mercury Rx

by Jude Cowell

It's Monday, the day before the official voting day in the US presidential and congressional elections, a General Election. As I watch and read pundits prognosticating on electoral college votes, state polls, and such I think of all the words I've typed on the subject and don't feel there's much else I can say about the November 6th Mercury Station Retrograde, the V.O.C. Moon, or the 1st Vote at Dixville Notch, New Hampshire (with Jupiter Rx 'upper' = investment but delays = President Obama?

Fortunately, Dipali Desai has taken on the task with a fresh look at the astrological portents of November 6, 2012 and its planet of voting, Mercury, changing to a backward direction as it was on Election Day 2000--and gumming up election results until possibly mid-December when transiting Mercury moves beyond its Rx (shadow) degree of November 6th: 4Sag16.

A V.O.C. Moon: void-of-course meaning Luna completes no further aspects to other planets until entering the next sign (though the traditional definition of VOC is a little more complicated than that but let's stick with 2012.) This condition can be a bit of a head-scratcher in Astrology yet one of the best real-world examples of a VOC Moon is, of course, the morning and events of 9/11/01 when plans were put into motion and past a certain point in time, nothing could stop them.

Yes, VOC Moons usually show events which are 'set' and with which no one can interfere to change their outcome--or, indicating events that have a different outcome than expected. As you know, in Political (Mundane) Astrology, the Moon represents We the People, or the public so it would seem that by or before tomorrow, our minds are made up as to whom to vote for.

Actually, the VOC condition can apply to any planet, and in DeVore's Encyclopedia, we find that a VOC Moon "denies fruition to much of the good otherwise promised by the Figure" (horoscope.)

Plus, "In Horary Astrology a planet so placed is said to indicate a person devoid of objective or purpose, hence one who abandons himself to aimless endeavor."

Well, I can think of a variety of levels on which that last definition could apply--the losing candidate, for one. Or, to Romney as a president who is only required (by Grover Norquist) to be able to hold a pen and sign what's placed in front of him as he adopts the aims of others. Yes, Mitt Romney's triple planets in cameleon-like Pisces can make him seem quite 'aimless' and impressionable to whatever environment he's floating through at any particular moment, agreed? And yet it's the Moon--We-the-People--on November 6th who may be the aimless ones after the election dust settles.

My suspicion is that changeable Etch-a-Sketch candidates make malleable, easy to control Etch-a-Sketch presidents who campaigned by doing or saying anything to get elected!

Why, even veteran journalist Robert Parry thinks we may be Risking a Repeat of Election 2000...but not for astrological reasons, I presume.

Nov 2, 2012

Back to EST Sunday Nov 4 2012 at 2:00 am

Our Time Change Weekend

by Jude Cowell

On Sunday November 4, 2012 at 2:00 am, we'll turn back our clocks and 'reclaim' the hour of sleep we lost in the Spring.

Sounds good but in spite of the elusive "extra" hour we gain, this blogger won't be sleeping much at all if the plutocrat-neocon bunch that Mitt Romney shills for is allowed to reclaim the White House and shaft the American people with four more years of Bush-Cheney wars and policies on steroids!

Have you early voted? Can you help on November 6th? Because America's overly long campaign season has me really quite sleepy!

Astro-Notes November 4, 2012 2:00 am est

Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Cancer graciously trine one another and create a blend that has a "mailed fist in a velvet glove" flavor. Deeply perceptive (Water signs are intuitive, imaginative, and emotional), Sun Sco-Moon Can tends toward sincerity, emotional strength, subjectivity, and shrewdness, and can be more than a little secretive.

In their excellent book Sun Sign-Moon Sign, the Harveys give the Scorpio-Cancer combo of energies these illustrative 'Images for Integration':

"A mother eagle defends her babies with immense courage...A surgeon develops life-saving methods...A mother passionately defends her delinquent child and pleads for a compassionate verdict."

Sun Sco-Moon Can is shared natally by body-builder Charles Atlas, heart-transplanter Christian Barnard, journalist Dan Rather, humorist Will Rogers, and President Theodore Roosevelt who advised us that, "There is a handy adage which runs, 'Speak softly and carry a big stick, and you will go far.'

And here's one of my favorite Will Rogers quotes which seems to apply no matter which election year we're in:

"In 1928 the Republican Convention opened with a prayer. If the Lord can see His way clear to bless the Republican Party the way it's been carrying on, then the rest of us ought to get it without even asking."


Nov 1, 2012

Horoscope: Lunar Eclipse Nov 28 2012, plus Election Day 2012 Mercury

A Lunar Eclipse November 28, 2012 and Election Day 2012

by Jude Cowell

Above you see an image: the Horoscope of the upcoming Lunar Eclipse of Nov 28, 2012 @6Gem46 with an impaired Jupiter 11:54 Rx nearby (click to enlarge.)

It's an Hour of Jupiter, and Mars OOBs of the Earthly plane closely conjoins powerful, wealthy, string-puller Pluto @8Cap10--this pair of force and weaponry rise in Washington D.C. and as the eclipse perfects, enters the 12th H of Politics, Karma, Self-Undoing, and Large Institutions (wounded veterans in hospitals and soldier suicides come sadly to mind.) A desire to face danger may be in evidence as well.

Moon = the Mood We're In

A Gemini Moon shows We the People are of two minds as lively attention is paid to all forms of news and communications--we are straining to hear some good news and hopefully the populations of our cities and towns affected by this week's Hurricane Sandy will have heard good news by November 28th! Yes, Moon approaching Jupiter is a happy combination and here Jupiter rules the Sun posited in expansive, broad-minded Sagittarius. Plus, this Lunar Eclipse occurs 2 degr 7 mins from America's natal Uranus @8Gem55 which may serve to increase our excitement and our restlessness.

Indicative of turning points, crossroads, and/or crises are the two interlocked YOD patterns, one with Saturn 6Sco21 and MC at apex (focal points) and a second focused YOD (aka, the 'Finger of God' = an imperative to deal with) pointing toward the Moon (the people) and opposing the Sun (leader.)

Midpoint pictures for these YOD patterns include potentials for irritability, suppressed excitability, self-willedness, desires for separation, and a striving for independence (you'd think we Americans had that one under our belts before now! yet we're under threat once again.) Also denoted are: suffering sudden damage, great energy, ambitious aims pursued, readiness for action, and/or sudden interference in the business of others (an American specialty thanks to our tiresome imperialist plutocrats who wish to rule the world--from the White House, it seems.

Additionally, there are karmic or fated implications for planets when they appear in a chart at the same degrees: Moon-Sun-Saturn (6th degr) and Mars-Pluto-Venus (8th degr.)

A very dynamic picture of tense development is shown by midpoints aimed directly at the Sun (leader) @6Sag46 in 11th H: Pluto/MC = Mars/MC = Sun = Saturn/Pluto = Mars/Saturn indicating potentials for: power to attain success, authority, a strong will, giving orders to others, overcoming resistance or obstacles, sparing no pains in work, renunciation, privation, physical separation, toil, or an inability to meet all demands due to weak vitality.

Of course, this is a Lunar Eclipse so its midpoints also affect the Moon (the public) so we may find ourselves dealing with such issues as: feminine leadership, premature action, deep emotional reactions, lack of deliberation, imposing one's will upon women, independence of women, melancholy, depression, tragedy especially relating to women, illness, and/or a lack of courage (or charges of cowardice.) Looks like the GOP's 'war on women' with its backward-facing legislative proposals will have us stirred up even more in November, as it ought if America intends to remain a 21st century, non-Talibanesque nation!

Now with serious Saturn as chart-ruler (ASC 11Cap22), we take note of the karmic Lesson-Bringer's only applying aspect, a sextile to 12th H Pluto (1A49.) A sextile between these two karmic planets denotes that a challenge is involved--to persevere without becoming obsessive and single-minded. Defending the rights of those who are being victimized is a positive trait of a Saturn-Pluto sextile, yet both Moon and Sun (people-leader/s) may be in victimized (apex) positions here--or may describe those who use the sextile to achieve positive results!

Spotlighted are organization of info and intelligence reports, plus, 'proper management' issues. Top of the to-do list for a Saturn-Pluto sextile are: self-reliance, financial independence, and total control of all decision-making; perseverance will eventually turn around vulnerabilities, disorganized enterprises, and/or plans, and will result in the release or leaking of withheld information.

And since all eclipses are universal 'wild cards' with a Uranian nature and act as catalysts that serve us by uncovering hidden secrets and scandals, perhaps we'll be amazed by what we will soon find out.

Since a Lunar Eclipse that occurs after a Solar Eclipse tells us about our reaction to the Solar Eclipse, you may wish to follow a link to my recent post on the karmic November 13, 2012 Solar Eclipse @21Sco56 which conjoins US natal 12th cusp of Politics and Secret Deals (Sibly chart 5:10 pm LMT), and also conjoins the Midheaven of Thomas Jefferson's natal chart.

Speaking of YOD patterns and Thomas Jefferson, here's a top post on SO'W which concerns the YOD in Jefferson's natal chart, if you're curious.

November 6, 2012 and Voting Mercury's Station Rx

Now in a previous post or two I've groused astrologically about Election Day 2012's Mercury (votes, voters, ballots, polls, decisions, etc) performing a Station Retrograde (when a planet seems to stand still before turning direction and is made stronger while in Station mode.) Mercury's Station Rx occurs around 6 pm ET on November 6th and with you, dear reader, I await with baited breath to see if this Mercurial planetary condition again affects election results, both presidential and congressional--as it did in the Bush-Gore brouhaha of 2000. Especially since it Stations at '5Sag' this time which opposes President Obama's natal 3Gem21 Moon and conjoins Mitt Romney's natal South Node (SN) in Sagittarius in his n 7th house (Mitt's natal DESC = 1Sag01) and thus opposes his n NN, a Jupiterian point which has positive joining qualities.

Is Mercury's Station Rx showing American voters reviewing his record and 'turning back' to President Obama to gift him a second term as president? Does the separative Mercury-SN contact for Mr. Romney describe his ideas as old-fashioned and 'behind the times' such as rolling back Obamacare, minority rights, and women's reproductive rights? Well, Mercury-SN shows one who often has trouble gaining support for his ideas and plans (Mercury) so my hope is that the lesser of two evils--Mr. Obama, apparently--will benefit from Election Day 2012's Mercury Station Rx and that the Supreme Court doesn't get an opportunity to step in and decide the presidency on behalf of the plutocrats and neocon warmongers we so recently suffered under for eight years, a bad deal for American society which continues its negative influences to this day and beyond.

And this pertains, no matter how hard Florida's Jeb Bush tries to snow us with his glowing assessment of his disastrous brother, Dubya! Here's Jeb on Meet the Press a while back not showing the slightest sense of irony or discomfort that he even has to defend his brother!

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Oct 29, 2012

Meat Loaf's awful "America the Beautiful" video goes pouf!

LOL! Well, I wondered how long it would take someone to delete the YouTube video of Mitt Romney's "Victory" Rally on October 25th showing former singer Meat Loaf's horrific rendition of America the Beautiful!

If you are currently on this blog, you may wish to scroll down a post or three to see the actual spot where the musical horror was embedded and you may still read in the post what Rev. Al Sharpton said about it...tres amusing!

Today and maybe tomorrow, Wall Street trading is shut down due to the threat of "Frankenstorm" Sandy moving up our East Coast. It's the first such unplanned shut down of Wall Street since 2001 and I hope everyone remains safe and sound.

As you've heard, presidential campaign stops are cancelled for storm-affected regions and early voting may be interrupted in some districts. Don't suppose this can be part of the Mercury Retrograde Station effect of Election Day November 6...?

Perhaps not but a Rx Mercury can certainly suppress such things as trade, transport, and commerce along with the usual travel and communications glitches and delays in schedules--plus, Mercury rules votes, voters, ballots, and voting machines.

Hmmm? Did you say something? No? Must've been the wind because here in Georgia it's a Very Windy Monday as might be expected, compliments of Hurricane Sandy.

Update: does Sandy threaten nuclear power plants from Virginia to Vermont?

Oct 27, 2012

Meatloaf destroys "America the Beautiful" at Romney Rally (video)

As Rev. Al Sharpton noted on his program PoliticsNation last evening, Mitt Romney's reaction to Meatloaf's horrifying additions to America the Beautiful was, I'll do anything for votes, but I won't do that!

Also, Al Sharpton doesn't take kindly to John Sununu's racist remarks on Colin Powell's recent endorsement of Barack Obama for president (and I agree with him wholeheartedly.)

Now it's time for some Meatloaf at Romney's October 25th "Victory" Rally:

His performance is in time for Halloween--and plum horrifying!


Blog Note: if you hear a video start up when you arrive on SO'W, it's from Bill Moyers Journal with Matt Taibbi and Chrystia Freeland, author of Plutocrats--just scroll down a bit and pause it to squelch the audio if you wish--thanks! jc

Oct 26, 2012

Horoscope: Solar Eclipse November 13, 2012

A Solar Eclipse in Scorpio Nov 13, 2012

by Jude Cowell

Image above: the Total Solar Eclipse of November 13, 2012 which falls within the 15 North (15N) Saros Series and in Scorpio is ruled and co-ruled by Mars and Pluto; 15N contains 'joy through commitment' and 'good news' vibes (Brady) and last manifested on Nov 4, 1994 @'11Sco' around the time Republicans took over Congress and promoted their so-called "Contract with America--perhaps a good omen for the austere Romney-Ryan ticket especially since this eclipse occurs within two weeks of Election Day 2012 and thus affects it."

Will continued 'embassy' issues for the US surface? If so, this is denoted by the Sabian Symbol for '11Sco': "An Embassy Ball"; Scorpio eclipses bring intensely passionate energies into the Collective--this is a North Node eclipse so energies are rushing in--and brings times when strength of purpose benefits, and root causes of problems may be uncovered and dealt with; karmic (evolutionary) progress may be gained if positive elements of sign Scorpio are well-directed--which means that revenge, retribution, mayhem, and betrayal must not be allowed to override forgiveness.

We find ourselves in several difficult binds yet America will be much better prepared for future growth if present hatreds and prejudices are put to rest, resolved, or at least tamped down to a lower-than-dull roar. But tell that to racists and bossy financial and ruling elitist Plutocrats, right? At least We the People might be aware enough to listen to our higher natures and treat our fellow Americans and others as we wish to be treated!

Now if we 'stretch' a bit and don't mind counting Chiron, chart-ruler Venus makes no major applying aspects in the chart but 'she' does make an applying minor (irritating) aspect: a sesquisquare to non-Ptolemaic Chiron (discovered in 1977; may result in 'socialization difficulties'), but significantly I mention it because it's partile (exact) to the minute--00A00, from Airy Libra to Watery Pisces, and in process of returning once again to BHO's n Chiron position 5:19 Rx in his n 1st H--mentors are important to him, and thus are important to our nation. Also, Venus in 6th H of Health, the Virgo house, resonates with Chiron, the Healer, the Wound, and The Key (and the Christ archetype in Astrology); few can disagree that America's mental and emotional health and Spirit have been wounded many times over by our own apathy that allowed misplaced trust concerning what our elected officials do, and by government itself through invasions, wars, and occupations which US taxpayers are forced to pay for while the power elite (banking houses both here and abroad) wage said wars and rake in massive profits therefrom. (Now remember I'm of the 'what if they threw a war and no one showed up to fight' generation! How I wish everyone would try it.)

Fortunately, a 1st H Jupiter affords some protection from Above though its Rx condition may weaken or delay its beneficial effects on our economy--plus, Jupiter is Unaspected here, working on his own on inner levels (Rx.) But is he strengthened by having his own way? Or, debilitated by not having good or workable connections with the other actors (planets) in the eclipse chart. Well, perhaps he doesn't mind working alone for a while! Jupiter's rulership of the 8th H of High Finance and a natural link to money (as with Scorpio) shouts to us something about Debt and Credit, Military, Health Care, and Insurance costs and funding, and we may be looking at a description of the ongoing battle over Obamacare, budgeting, deficit reduction, credit downgrades, fiscal cliffs, and sequestration cutbacks on Capitol Hill with testy Mars @27Sag35, also in 8th H and out-of-bounds.

Even though the GOP 'spends like drunken sailors' when at the helm, the investment function of Jupiter inspires me to ascribe the expansive planet more to the Democratic Party at this time than to the austerity-promoting Republican Party with its sour, dour Saturnian outlook and determination to raise taxes on the middle and working classes while easing tax 'burdens' on the wealthy. In other words, investment may be delayed (Rx) yet could be forthcoming once Jupiter turns Direct on or about Jan 30, 2013.

An alternate view is that with a Romney presidency, funds will be again gifted to the wealthy class bwo the Bush tax cuts while austerity, lack, and hardship are forced upon the rest of us--and we may see many corporations cooperate with the White House by hiring quite a few of those US workers they refused to hire during what they intended to be the failed presidency of Barack Obama. Is this what Jupiter's Rx condition means? Are the current CEO threats of job loss against their workers who don't vote Republican another side of Jupiter Rx?

At IC 6Leo00 (Foundation; Basis/End of the Matter; The Drain) is US n NN (showing our need for close attention to be paid to our domestic concerns and for withdrawing our noses from the business of other nations), President Obama's n Mercury and Sun, and his political duo of n Uranus-NN; in 5th H of Risk-Taking lies BHO's n Pluto 6Vir59 spotlighting its polar opposite, Chiron in Pisces in process of performing a Chiron Return (#4 of 5, exact on Oct 19, last in December) for the president, as noted in his October transits, above. He's not just a candidate--he's the president and closely involved with The People's business and the implementation of a transformative agenda--plus, as many have said, eight years of hardships and robbery under Bush-Cheney can't be repaired in only four years!

Now having both Mars and Pluto in 8th H has been notable in previous charts for a connection to 'death by war' and with Jupiter the General ruling 8th H--and Rx--we may sadly expect the number of US caskets to increase along with the financial costs of war if our adventurism doesn't continue to be tamped down--which it won't under a Romney White House letting the neocons back into power.

Well, here Mars sextiles nebulous, prevaricating Neptune (2A45) which stimulates our infamous natal Mars-Neptune square with its 'fog of war' theme that always gets us into conflicts through misguided ideologies driving misdirected energies. Therefore, another pre-emptive strike cannot be ruled out nor can more Afghan soldier "green on blue" attacks which will complicate America's Exit Strategy at the end of 2014. However, Mars sextile Neptune denotes a need to forgo action until things are seen clearly and not just through a rosy 'visionary' mindset of an 'ideal' future while pining for a 'string of victories' (Epstein) which war-profittering neocons hold so dear.

This sextile aspect may also show hints of drills and preparation for war in this strongly Fixed-Water horoscope (determined, rigid, secretive Scorpio) on our side, but also by others against the US and in opposition to the global government we're attempting to force upon the Middle East, and the Saturn-Uranus inconjunct shows Israeli-Palestinian needs for major adjustments. Cardinal-Earth energies are weak in the chart so practicality and an appreciation of actual consequences are desperately needed to keep over-enthusiasm and rash actions under check--but with Cardinal weak, practicality may 'rush in' with unconscious force.

These adjustments are especially important with planning Mercury Rx at '1Sag', the 'A Grand army of the Republic Campfire" degree (Jones.) And of course, the Pentagon-White-House collaboration on drone strikes against enemies is also denoted--obviously the old neocon "winning hearts and minds" has fallen by the wayside if it ever truly was a goal of the Pentagon. After all, 'they hate us because we bomb them and have tended to prop up dictators in the region who abuse them (and the billions of dollars the US sends overseas never seem to benefit the people.)

US n Mars in Gemini conjs 2nd cusp of National Treasury, Personal Resources, and Earning Ability which may be positive or negative for increasing or decreasing of funds and reminds us of the threat of cuts in future Pentagon budgets. US n Sun in Cancer conjs 3rd cusp of Communications so we may expect to hear much from the president on the issues highlighted by the Nov 13th Solar Eclipse including secrets revealed, for eclipses tend to uncover or leak The Hidden, inconvenient as it may be.

Rebellious Uranus @4Ari58 Rx in 11th H of Groups and Associations continues its sojourn in Mars-ruled Aries with its signature of zealots and "Utopians" (as labeled by Reinhold Ebertin.) Tea Party politicians and other social-political activists are denoted on various levels especially with the ongoing Uranus-Pluto square bringing unsettled conditions, upsets, uprisings, protests, strikes, marches, rallies, strong-armed tactics, and violence within societies the world over. A flavor of financial upsets is also denoted--and as you know, Underworldly Pluto keeps massive wealth hidden in many secret places but he wants it all including Earth's dwindling natural resources.

While it's affecting the entire world with unrest and violence, in the US the Uranus-Pluto influence is being strongly felt through civil rights issues re-surfacing from the mid-1960s which gives us that deja-vu feeling of having settled such matters way back then as Uranus and Pluto last met in Great Conjunction in mid-Virgo, The Virgin: voting rights, civil rights, women's rights, Roe v Wade, etc. The Uranus-Pluto square's riled-up effects have a background influence on the Collective until 2015 and perhaps a little beyond. 'New vs Ancient' may be one way to describe its stalemate quality for these are generational conflicts with a distinct class warfare flavor (no matter which political party accuses the other of waging it!), and Neptune in its own sign of confusing, often deceitful Pisces adds illusion, delusion, disappointment, contagion, liquidity, fraud and scandal to the titanic clash.

Let's close with a word about status-quo, conservative Saturn recently moved into Scorpio: here Saturn tends to concentrate on taxes and accounting, property, corporate financing, and other business matters with a perfectionist flair (MR's n Jupiter is in Scorpio as is Paul Ryan's and Ronald Reagan's); 'hard taskmaster' describes Saturn in Scorpio for Mr. Austerity has no patience with lazy attitudes or an unwillingness to work or to take responsibility for one's self (ex: Romney's remarks about the 47%!)

In Scorpio, Saturn's willpower is spent on practical accomplishments while efficiency is placed above people in a robot-like manner. Attainment of authority is a must for this managing Saturn and the Republican plan to force austerity and larger economic burdens upon those who can least afford it may be what is being shown here.

But if President Obama is re-elected (and especially if the House and Senate lean more Democratic on Election Day 2012), the improving, regenerating side of Saturn in Scorpio (patience, concentrated work, and determination to succeed) may be expressed instead and can provide a serious work ethic to governing issues and the concerns of the American people who are ready to hear of the Saturnian realities about our financial system, and ready to understand what must be done in order to keep our Republic.

~:~Please stay tuned in the next couple of weeks for a post concerning the November 28, 2012 Lunar Eclipse Horoscope with details. jc

Oct 24, 2012

Mitt Romney: International Man of Mystery (video)

Beware! The following 10-minute video may contain stark facts concerning the elusive Piscean Mitt Romney, political chameleon:

Oct 22, 2012

Oct 22 2012 Debate: "hovering hawk" v "exotic moth"

This evening's final presidential debate on Foreign Policy between President Obama and Mitt Romney in Boca Raton, Florida (at 9:00 pm edt with US natal Uranus rising) has interesting 'Images for Integration' to describe it when we consider its Sun-Moon blend of Sun Scorpio-Moon Aquarius:

On display will be powerful intellect, intense determination, and a sharp sense of humor with this Water-Air combo of energies; a tendency toward cynicism may also be in evidence as well as 'freedom-closeness' issues.

"Images for Integration: A hovering hawk surveys the world, at one with nature...An exotic moth emerges from its chrysalis, in perfect form, a specimen of the sublimity of nature's intelligence."

(Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles & Suzi Harvey.)

As for which Image describes which candidate better is for you to decide!

Oct 19, 2012

New Black Hole Found? (video) and '25 Scorpio'

In the Sabian Symbols, the word picture for '25 Scorpio' is "An X-Ray" with a keynote of INVESTIGATION, and a positive expression of: 'an exceptional power of analysis; when negative (unconscious/shadow side--jc), we have 'uncritical oversensitiveness to both the condition of self and the state of society.

The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Marc Edmund Jones.)

Why mention '25Sco' in tandem with the following presentation? Because it involves an X-ray Nova and gamma ray blasts which seem to have revealed a new black hole at its center, that's why!

And of course, the horoscopes we've considered of late have had activity around and within the 24 to 30 degree-range of Scorpio. Why, even the US Inaugural Moon of 2009--We the People--clocked in at 29Sco45 at noon on January 20, 2009 when President Obama took the Oath of Office the first time in front of TV cameras, the assembled company, and anyone who cared to notice our public spectacle of power-transfer. But as you know, an early Aquarius Mercury was Rx (and conjunct Pres. Obama's natal Jupiter Rx) which expressed as a glitch made by Justice John Roberts which made a second Oath-Taking necessary.

This circumstance gave an unconscious 'his Oath was suspect or insufficient' hint of scandal to Mr. Obama's term of office before it even began and it has operated as a target for exploitation all along by the GOP's zealous right wing.

Very similar tactics were used in the plot to seize the White House from FDR by using the lame justification that setting up another man in the White House to share the burdens of presidential office was necessary in order to help Mr. Roosevelt who wasn't physically up to the task! Truth is, they were determined to depose the president in a tantrum against his New Deal policies which did not pay them what they though was their due (everything!)

Again in 2012, fascist sympathies are creeping across the land and we may look no further than to financial houses of Europe, the US, and elsewhere if we wish to identify many of those who would deny the right to vote to American citizens, force employees at pain of job-loss to vote for the boss's favorite candidate (or else he'll close your company), plus, other strong-armed tactics which are staples of the Republican political playbook for plutocrats and monarchists so that they may finally and completely take over the US government and all resources.

As the plot against FDR was simmering and rising in the 1930s, Hitler was gaining power across the seas by way of all sorts of tricks, and a 'Rise of Fascism' Solar Eclipse manifested. You may wish to view its horoscope (set for DC) and read a few of my notes on the topic.

And perhaps you'll join me in wondering who the Top Five Money Men are who back the candidacy of Mitt Romney?

Q: do you feel any conflict between Mitt's Mormon beliefs v gambling casinos and how gambling losses can decimate families? Anyone?

This degree range of Scorpio entails contacts with Romney's natal Moon-Jupiter conjunction and President Obama's natal MC.

Oct 10, 2012

Fat Cats of the Revolution w a crisis-degreed Eclipse

Of Fat Cats, Eclipses, Inheritance, and JP v FDR

by Jude Cowell

In what must be a facetious manner, J.P. Morgan's Jamie Diamon says he "should have caught London whale's trades. No kiddin'!??

Well, I've yet to forget how the House of Morgan, a banking entity known in America as various forms of "J. P. Morgan & Co.", backed the ploy to depose President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the mid-1930s because of his New Deal programs and I would not be surprised if biological and philosophical spawns of past traitors continue to bedevil us as they fight for the same cause--to dismantle, collapse, privatize--the social safety net of the American people and its coffers along with LBJ's Great Society programs.

According to most plutocrats, it seems that money is only worth the plutocrat it bails out. The needy? Forget them. Streets lined with tattered soup kitchen customers won't bother the conscienceless wealthy class nary a jot, they have bigger pictures to consider.

Can you tell I've begun reading The Plot to Seize the White House by Jules Archer?

After the last four years of extremely poor behavior on the parts of the Republican Party and its Tea Party wingers (and their corporate backers such as the Koch Brothers), the historic tale of Smedley Butler and the uncovering of what might have become more than the coup of a presidency but an assassination attempt by--you guessed it--high-flyin' financiers colluding their shriveled little hearts out in smoke-filled back rooms--well, I don't have to tell you that old J.P. and his ilk backed the entire enterprise to rid themselves of FDR and install a Fascist regime with its reins in but a few select claws.

Yes, I know it's considered impolite to ever mention the concept of Fascism in relation to current actors, political or otherwise, but really now! For how long must a spade be a litter box pooper-scooper in disguise?

In the 1930s, the Robber Baron types, their spawn and kin, used the ruse of "Return to the Gold Standard" as cover for their activities and true purposes while the American Legion whistled a Jupiterian tune! So right away you can see how certain moneymen took great exception to the rule of President Franklin Roosevelt who took the US off the gold standard among other things that enraged the wealthy class.

Reminds me of 2012 and how Wall Street and other financial titans have pretended to get their feelings hurt when President Obama referred to them as "fat cats"! As if they aren't...

Now here's the president in a 60 Minutes segment which aired on *December 13, 2009 in which "fat cat bankers" are called out but who have managed to avoid the 'pitchforks of the people' and the Justice Department prison sentences so far:

November 6, 2012?

If this fat-cattiness is the sort of behavior you prefer at the top of the heap running this nation--while trusting them to 'care' about US workers--then you probably think Slippery Mitt is your guy. He loves the corrupt vulture capitalist system so much, he intends to corrupt it through more de-regulation! But what will happen when No One in business in this country trusts anyone else because everything has been rotted out by too many people following examples set by crooks of the global underworld crime syndicate? Doing any sort of business will become absolutely impossible. But never fear for perhaps we'll have Mittens performing his best Reagan impression to inspire Americans into some form of greatness up on a hill somewhere...


*December 13, 2009 falls into the 11 South Solar Eclipse Saros Series which manifested on July 22, 2009 @29Can26, as you may recall. Of course any 29th degree is a critical or crisis degree, and the Sabian Symbol for '30 Cancer' = "A Daughter of the American Revolution"...INHERITANCE. (Jones.)

11 S themes include: 'the need to make sudden reforms; old methods or ideas fail and new systems are required to deal with events; issues must be handled in new ways; any blocks could be violently or tragically removed.' (Last occurred 1991; next: 2027.) (Predictive Astrology, Bernadette Brady.)

Not such easy eclipse themes to inherit and deal with during the first year of your presidency, are they? And with the opposing party opposing and undermining everything you do! Why, it's almost as if certain Washington politicians with all their Masonic trappings and finery knew of 11S's reputed influence making it a near-certainty that to trip up President Obama, they'd trip up America, too--plus you, me, and all our kin.

So what do you call such sour grapes behavior by a group of sociopaths who with each generation imagine themselves to be the only legitimate presidential occupants of the Venusian Oval Office? En masse we voted for Barack Obama, yet they--as was done in the mid-1930s against FDR--attempt to depose the president as insufficient and not up to the task!

Oct 4, 2012

Oct 3, 2012 Obama v Romney Debate (video); w Jupiter the Cat

First Debate October 3, 2012 9:00 pm--10:30 pm ET: Obama v Romney

Well, the Astrology of the first debate last evening showed Romney having an edge and we certainly saw his hunger for White House power flashing through that fixed smile. It's no surprise that Mitt the Bully showed up and President Obama let him show himself off while the urbane Mr. Obama looked down at his papers (was he grading a test?) too often and for too long with what appeared to be extreme dislike for his Piscean opponent. Well, at least he was visible at the podium, right? And he did bring up some good points.

But as you noticed, President Obama seemed to have an unaccustomed feeling of being challenged. Methinks The Office and its exalted bubble does that to a person (if they weren't arrogant enough before.) Plus, I've heard that the president really doesn't like Romney though he's definitely not alone in that sentiment--many Republicans don't like Mittens either. So did Romney increase his 'likeability quotient' with you by displaying a ride-roughshod performance in which he seemed to compare President Obama to his lying sons?

As previously and curiously noted, when the debate ended at about 10:33 pm EST last night, lying Neptune was at the top of the horoscope, a signature of Mitt the Fish with his Sun, Mercury, and Mars in Pisces. My suspicion is that fact checkers will do their jobs for Mr. Romney flip flopped again on his policies and was coy about his plans for America as he attempted to appeal to the 47% of us he'd condescendingly dissed on May 15, 2012 (as seen in his secretly recorded rant to millionaires.)

Plus, Neptune now squares Mr. Obama's natal Moon (3Gem21, in natal 4th house) so it's a time of confusing circumstances, shifting alliances, and a potential for showing a lack of confidence. Is that what we saw from him last evening?

Biden v Ryan

Well, I just looked again at the horoscope of the VP debate on October 11, 2012, and wouldn't you know? Again it's 9:00 pm--10:30 pm ET, and nebulous, hard to oin down Neptune is at the top (MC) of the chart, the WHY? Point that describes The Goal and Aspiration.

If I have a chance later, I'll post both the 9:00 pm and 10:30 pm horoscopes of the October 11 VP debate and we'll discuss a few chart factors. For now, here's a quote from a comedian who shares natally the Sun-Moon blend which will be in effect the evening of October 11, 2012--does it apply to the Biden v Ryan debate? You decide:

Sun Libra-Moon Virgo: "The 'what should be' never did exist but people keep trying to live up to it. There is no 'what should be', there is only what is."

Lenny Bruce


Now if you're a fan of Astrology and cats as am I, you may want to watch the very talented Jupiter the Cat answering questions. Wonder if Jupiter debates?

Oct 3, 2012

Election Day Mercury, Sabian Symbols, and Mitt's Shady Voting Machines

by Jude Cowell

If you're like me you've been wondering how in the world Mitt Romney can pull a victory rabbit out of his tophat in November considering his dismally low polling numbers. Well, here's one clue: Vote Counting Company Tied to Romney, one of Rove-Bush's old tricks--and you know how that shadiness turned out.

Yes, the November 6 Election Day Mercury, planet of votes, voting machines, ballots, and decisions, will Station Rx in Mr. Romney's natal 7th house (DESC 1Sag01) while opposing President Obama's natal Moon (3Gem21 in n 4th H) around 6:03 pm (ET) at '5Sag':

"A Wise Old Owl Up in a Tree" which Marc Edmund Jones explains as NORMALITY:

Positive expression: exceptional wisdom or effective self-restraint in each detail of personal accomplishment;

Negative (Unconscious/Shadow Side--jc): self-betraying intellectual and emotional smugness. (The Sabian Symbols in Astrology.)

Of note is Adriano Carelli's symbol for November 6's Mercury Station Rx degree yet he tends to 'keep' a degree without rounding up so let's check out the symbol for '4Sag' in Carelli's The 360 Degrees of the Zodiac:

"A Grated Window in a Mediaevel Manor" which tells of a "warlike and impulsive nature [that] will stay hidden till drawn out and revealed by circumstances apt to produce an outburst of rightful wrath or ambitious fury. Till such time, [he] will look like a good-natured man, rich in deep-felt affections but full of reserve; not submissive but unassuming and self-contained; kind, correct in business, sensitive and watchful, with a slight hint of tameness but ready to defend himself.

On the contrary, when the bugle has blown, there he will go, leaping out of his den to do or die, a hero or a villain, violent and ruthless, a real daredevil."

Well! The symbol itself sounds rather Anglo-Saxonlike and the explanation more than a little like Mr. Romney himself--other than the "correct in business" part though he says we should take his word for it--and he will be, if he takes the helm of the Oval Office, a cozy collaborator of the plutocratic, monarchical neocon-Zionist-Vulcans who love little more than the profits and power they garner from waging perpetual war while they think to set up a global government in Jerusalem. (One reason they like to keep the Middle East stirred up.)

Yes, a second term for Barack Obama will bring the continuance of similar imperialist policies for there is a higher earthly authority at work than the presidency of the United States of America (and the Pentagon is part of its military/policing arm.) Yet a mandate from the people ought to mean something--well, it once did and may again--if American voters turn out in huge numbers for Mr. Obama which will make 'the fix' that's in for Romney-Ryan all the more difficult to justify while hiding just how crooked the win-at-any-cost Republican Party truly is.

Will SCOTUS intervene again? Wouldn't surprise me. And a final decision--if not on who won the presidency, then on Senate and House winners--may not be known until mid-December as timed by trickster Mercury all frustrated by its retrograde period but at last moving beyond its shadow degree of 5 Sagittarius. Maybe Supreme Court Justices are the "Wise Old Owl"!

"We don’t think you grow the economy from millionaires on down. We think you grow the economy the old-fashioned way from the middle class out."

--V.P. Joe Biden

"Whoever wins this next election is going to set the template for this country for a long time to come. We can settle for an economy where a shrinking number of people do very, very well while everybody else must struggle to get by or we can build an economy where everybody has a fair shot and plays by the same set of rules."

--President Obama

Don't know about you, but I'm with those guys!

You'll find more on Romney and Bain Capital, plus other interesting and timely information available at Alex D'Atria's Political Astrology so please do check it out!

Oct 1, 2012

Stephen Colbert on Romney's poll numbers (video) and his Pisces Planets

Last week Stephen Colbert reported on the Romney campaign's lack of oomph in the polls and I'm just now posting the video to cheer up my two Romney-supporting friends who are admittedly down in the dumps. I'm not certain which stage of grief they've entered (they'd rather not talk about it) but I'm sure this will help them deal:

Right away astrologers recognize Mr. Colbert's 'Aqua Romney' as a (perhaps unconscious?) reference to Mitt's natal Sun, Mercury, and Mars in watery, diversionary Pisces! Just when you think you've 'caught' a Pisces, he swims away.

And it seems curious to me that Romney's assumption that it's now his "turn" to be president (added to the regressive GOP platform meant to roll back progressive programs from FDR's New Deal, Civil Rights advances, women's reproductive rights, and more) shows an interesting synchronicity with the Inaugural Sun positions prior to the change from early March (Sun 13Pis+) to January 20 (00 AQ+) for noon Inaugurations, a switch which took place between FDR's Inaugurations of 1933 and 1937--and Romney's natal Mercury Rx = 13Pis55!

Don't know about you, dear reader, but I do Not want to live under 1930s conditions any more than we already are, either with or without Mr. Romney playing the role of president!


Blog Note: many Thanks to all who have subscribed to the just-published Oct-Nov-Dec 2012 edition of Stars Over Washington Monthly! Your kind encouragement is very much appreciated, Jude

Sep 27, 2012

Election Day Mercury Rx starts early w Voter Fraud in FL

The RNC has cut ties with one of Nathan Sproul's voter registration services which the GOP hired at a cost of millions, and they say they've parted ways due to faked listings of voters' names and addresses.

Looks like the recent Nodal Half Return of the Republican Party is showing itself as well since partnerships and alliances that aren't strong enough to stand some strain may be broken off when the transiting North Node of the Moon--the Head of the Dragon--meets the Tail of the Dragon as described by the separative South Node!

Recent grouses and critiques by Republicans against Mitt Romney and his presidential campaign are along Nodal Half Return lines, too. But never fret: Mitt can manage any criticism because he says, "I've got broad shoulders."

Guess I failed to notice the impressive width of Mittens' shoulders because I've been focused on the off-key, none-too-bright, tone deaf remarks coming out of his mouth by way of his Piscean Mercury. Please tell me that someone has explained to Mitt by now why airplane windows don't open!

Sep 17, 2012

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

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

by Jude Cowell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 15, 2012

More Election Day 2012 Astro-Thoughts thanks to Mercury

September 15, 2012: Additional Mercurial Thoughts on Election Day 2012

by Jude Cowell

As the second issue of Stars Over Washingotn Monthly is being typed, my natal Mercury in Capricorn is naturally busy studying many political horoscopes and keeping up as best I can during this fast-paced period with all the Politics I can manage to watch, read, and consider--all provinces of Mercury.

Election Day 2012 (November 6) with its Mercury Station Retrograde has been noted here on this blog and well-analyzed by many other astrologers for we all see trouble ahead with astrological Mercury so intimately connected to such things as voting, decisions, communications, thinking processes, considerations, ideas, plans, agreements, and voting machines which can be tampered with. Even in the fairest of elections, it is, after all, he who counts the votes who determines the winner.

Yes, Mercury in his trickster guise is obviously desperate to win the race and is definitely up to something, can you feel it in the air? The wings on his sandals flutter wildly in the political breeze and Mercury's wing'ed helmet is strapped tightly in place for the climb!

As previously noted, Mercury's Rx Station on Election Day 2012 falls at 4Sag18, directly opposing President Obama's natal Moon 3Gem21 (in natal 4th house) and I have made suggestions in previous posts of what this and other astrological factors on that day may indicate for the president's re-election bid and have rather mildly asserted that the outcome for Mr. Obama doesn't look as good as I personally might prefer (common-gooder and populist as I am. No plutocrat-lovers around here!)

Remaining stationary (seemingly at standstill) all of November 6 until 6:03:47 pm est (as per SolarFire Gold v8) when the Speedy One reverses gear is a sign of strength for the celestial body I tend to call the Tofu Planet because Mercury tends to pick up the flavors of whatever planet or planets in a horoscope it contacts. A Jack-n-Jill of all trades is The Youthful planet, servant to the gods, messenger, and bringer of Good (or sometimes bad) News.

But with Political Astrology, placing all threads into a clearer astro-tapestry without going nutzoid is a complex task to be sure and few do it better than The Daykeeper Journal's Alex Miller who includes in his articles additional information on Black Holes, centaurs, and other objects that reflect psychological facets from within the Collective Unconscious as they orbit in space, and embody our archetypal traits while transiting various degrees of the Zodiac. These then contact the planets we're so accustomed to considering in chart analyses and provide fuller, deeper indications, amplifications, and support for what the horoscope already tells us. Then the Law of Three becomes a multitude of portents for those who use extra bodies in chart interpretations so that readers may benefit from the added details supplied by an expert astrologer such as Alex Miller.

So if you wish an indepth analysis of President Obama's chances for success with his second presidential bid in November, check out Alex's Election Preview for Barack Obama.

And yet! If you've been keeping up with current events the last few weeks and you're like me, it's a bit difficult at this late stage in the race to understand what could possibly go wrong for the president on November 6 considering Mitt Romney's lowering approval ratings, his recent blunders, and his tone-deaf, precipitous, callous, and incorrect accusations about the president's handling of the tragic US embassy attacks of September 10, the amaturish and inciting 'film', and the other discordant notes issuing from the Romney-Ryan camp--including their survival-of-the-fittest Ayn-Randish world view of hardship and misery for the masses.

Middle East Crises Could Spiral Ever Outward and the EU Could Collapse

Or they could simmer down (she typed optimistically.) But even with current real-world events which are well-described by the ongoing Uranus-Pluto square of conflict, protests, and mayhem, the Astrology of Election Day 2012 may turn out to astound us all by showing a preview of what extreme wealth and the use of nasty political tricks can do for a takes-himself-too-seriously, overly self-conscious Republican candidate--a most wishy-washy, mysterious, and mystical Pisces--whose deepest fears are failure and suffering any loss of his shadily-gained financial status--especially through something as common and 'beneath him' as paying his fair share of income taxes which would set a good example for other tophats and bolster the nation from whose capitalist financial system Mr. Romney has benefited tremendously all his life.

So can astrological portents be 'wrong'? No, only misread by finite minds. For as the complexity of the language of Astrology (and Political Astrology at that!) seeks to describe and explain the intricacies and myriad experiences of Life on Earth, it is naturally subject to interpretation by 'only' human beings who, in common with everyone else, can often be incorrect in their assumptions and limited by personal viewpoints unless and until they are well-inspired by higher forces. I certainly count myself well within the limited category in particular considering the populist slant I use so frequently on this, my personal weblog of peeking at Politics through the lens of Astrology.

However, you'll perhaps agree that some chart factors fairly scream out from a horoscope, don't they? And in the end, I believe that Mercury's Station Rx on Election Day 2012 will be one of those screamers for it will not turn Direct and release us from our expectant condition until about the time the Voting Planet performs a Station Direct on November 26, 2012 @18Sco10, then moves forward past its Shadow Degree (4Sag18) in mid-December, 2012 when we may hope soon after that our election trevails will end and clear victories, presidential and congressional, are announced.

On November 6, 2012, all slices of Washington DC's political pie are up for grabs! So for all our sakes, please make certain that on Election Day 2012 you'll be one of the bakers in America's kitchen.


On a lighter political note, perhaps you joined me in catching Current TV's broadcast last evening (9/14) of the new documentary on Stephanie Miller's Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour because these days we must make an extra effort to laugh at Washington politicians just to keep ourselves from sobbing over what they commit against our nation.

Sep 10, 2012

9.10.12 Congress' pre-election session (Virgo-Cancer)

In Spite of Approval Rating in Dumps, Congress Skulks Back to Washington

by Jude Cowell

Well, the US Congress has returned to Washington today to that Masonic temple on The Hill and has threatened to do a smidgeon of business such as applying itself to a stop-gap budget this afternoon to keep the place open and what passes for functioning. Or not.

Sun and Moon Tracking September 10--14, 2012

Perhaps a brief consideration of this week's personality blends of Sun and Moon, plus a few key factors, will give us hints of the flavors we may expect to encounter during week as Congress purports to get something done on Capitol Hill.

Naturally the key combo of the week is the blend of today, Sept 10th, which at noon finds: Sun 18Vir20 conjunct Mercury 18:27 in 10th house of Public Status/Career @ '19Vir" = "A Swimming Race" which might obviously refer to Campaign 2012; Moon 11Can44 in 8th house of Shared Resources, Debt, and Credit = '12Can' = "A Chinese Woman Nursing a Baby with a Message," a Sabian Symbol which can't help but remind us of America's biggest creditor, China. Are our congressional members taking orders from abroad? From more locations than one, I suspect.

Now Sun Vir-Moon Can is an interesting and practical Earth-Water blend of familial energies which concern nurturance and is shared natally by John Locke (the 'Father of Classical Liberalism') and author Upton Sinclair. This post will close with quotes from each, below, to further describe the week.

Sun Vir-Moon Can has a mind v emotions quality which can be nervous and defensive, yet 'principled but flexible' may be its best description; its 'Images for Integration' will somehow relate to the activities and discussions of Congress this week whether the public is privy to them or not:

"Two old Chinese women gossip about family problems as they work rhythmically in the rice paddies...The Working Mother...A nutritionist serves his family organically grown chicken soup."

There are a few midpoint pictures for Monday Sep 10th which may be of interest as well--any, all, or none may apply:

At noon edt: Mars/NN = ASC: vigorous cooperation (!);

Sun-Pluto = Mars 11Sco46 ('12Sco" = "An Embassy Ball"): ruthlessness; desire to perform record achievements;

Mercury-Pluto = Mars (still within orb as during DNC 2012): sharp criticism; desire to attack others; a blackmailer; indefatigable; ability to master great tasks;

Mars-Neptune = Pluto (the US Mars-Neptune square is our greatest flaw): causing brutal damage to others or suffering it; dissolution or death (Ebertin.)

Now on Wednesday September 12th, the Moon will conjoin Venus 6Leo36 ('7Leo' = "The Constellations in the Sky") so the week's flavors shift to Sun Vir-Moon Leo, an Earth-Fire 'scorched earth' blend as Sun 20Vir17 and Mercury 22:11 snug around Fixed Star Denebola ('to go against society; out of the mainstream'):

Sun Vir-Moon Leo hints at strong intellect, nobility, and discretion; it has an elegant cast to it thanks to royal Leo though a self-pitying vanity or conceit may be noticed. Its 'Images of Integration' are:

"Cinderella works diligently to produce her wedding gown...A medieval monk crowns his cathedral with a 300-foot spire...A senior doctor cheerfully changes an old lady's bedpan."

Maybe Cinderella is preparing for an 'Embassy Ball'? And I'd rather the monk change the bedpan!

Then on Friday September 14, the Moon sails into Virgo where the Sun still shines creating a very earthy, fussy Sun Vir-Moon Vir blend which identifies closely with work and perfectionism. This is the natal blend of former senator and President Lyndon B. Johnson and we can only wish we had someone of his legislative (arm-twisting) calilber in the Senate now to put so-called 'Tea Party' members in their places so that actual governing might occur.

This is a conscientious combo so perhaps the alarmingly few congressmembers who are there to accomplish something decent on behalf of the American people will speak up during this brief pre-election session of Congress, or at least during the upcoming lame duck session.

Sun Vir-Moon Vir's 'Images for Integration': "A well-oiled printing machine hums away, producing perfectly bound copies of The Layman's Guide to Essential Nutrients...A ballerina practices alone in a room of mirrors and, sensing her potential imperfection, focuses on her flaws and begins again."

(Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles & Suzi Harvey.)

Well, that's two days, Monday and Friday, with references to nutrition and nurturance with a doctor and an old lady in between. Hmm. Let's end with the quotes as promised, above:

"New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common." (John Locke)

"Is it altogether a Utopian dream, that once in history a ruling class might be willing to make the great surrender, and permit social change to come about without hatred, turmoil, and waste of human life?" (Upton Sinclair)

And as I always answer to no one in particular: yes, it is altogether a Utopian dream because the ruling class gives up nothing of what it has taken from those it considers to be beneath it--Until we unite and stop the ridiculous 'partisan' bickering with which they keep us divided and conquered--long enough on November 6th to kick out those who've caused the mind-numbing gridlock on Capitol Hill since 2010 and send candidate Mitt 'Wall Street' Romney and his prissily dancing horses back from whence they came.