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Showing posts with label NASA. Show all posts
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Apr 6, 2021

Fearful Predictions of 2012 and December 2012's YOD

Was the Winter Solstice 2012 YOD Predictive of America's Future?

by Jude Cowell

Deliriously predictive was Year 2012 with the Mayan Calendar "end of the world" theory perhaps the leader of the pack for it received the most eyeballs in news cycles across the globe.

At the time, a post on the NASA website weighed in with rational views concerning 2012 topics, fears, and various cataclysmic predictions such as the "Jupiter Effect", but although book sales must have been stellar back in the day, no cataclysm materialized 'thanks' to beneficent Jupiter or any other planet. The book, authored by two scientists, one an editor of the journal Science, made earthquake predictions based on the "Grand Alignment" of 1982 including solar cycle theories of the day, and made various predictions such as faultlines ripped open and the destruction of Los Angeles.

Well, here's a handy website with a list of 2012 fears, paranoia, and the theories that assailed us (and gripped some of us!) during the era, most of which involved 'end of the world' paranoia and fanaticism, plus, Planet X (Nibiru), UFOs, Nostradamus predictions, and other irrationalities, some of which continue to lurk within the Collective Unconscious of American society: see 2012 Predictions about the End of the World.

However, one horror that did occur in 2012 was the tragic Sandy Hook School Shootings of December 14, 2012. A case could be made for its timing as a watershed, or at least a brutal, event pointing toward future school and other mass shootings in the US although there were other murders committed before it. Meanwhile, the focus of this post is too narrow to include gun control issues yet in hindsight, and considering recent violent events and the fact that YODs act as timing devices and may also relate to health concerns, perhaps the Winter Solstice 2012 Horoscope with its Saturn-Pluto-Jupiter YOD does have something to say about the increase in violence and fanaticism which has driven the US into 2021 and beyond with a shout-out to those violent types (Saturn-Pluto) who had no tolerance for President-while-black Barack Obama. These days, those who favor a race war in US streets remain disgruntled with their rage simmering for they prefer the days of the Confederate Constitution! (Horoscope shown, see Mars and Pluto in intolerant Taurus with 2021's Uranus transiting between them: cruelty and violence.)

So as you see in the 2012 chart, expansive Jupiter, apex planet of the 2012 YOD along with US natal Uranus, is in the 6th house of Health and Service which includes Police, Military, and Civil Service, while mundane Jupiter plays roles such as the politician, the General, the corporatist, the banker, the guru, the thespian, the propaganda-promoter and the broadcaster (potentials are penned on the chart, highlighted in blue; both Mars 'the shootist' and the Anti-Vertex conjunct US natal Pluto @27Capricorn with karmic implications). Note that when Jupiter is activated as apex planet of a YOD pattern and he mishandles his opportunities, perilous or catastrophic conditions and events can result:

Now as you may remember, in Year 2012 the 2007/2008 financial crisis continued and remained a focus during the second term of Barack Obama (Saturn-Pluto loss points toward moneybags Jupiter--transit Jupiter to US Uranus: success with group causes). In fact, the Prenatal Solar Eclipse ('PE') of Winter Solstice 2012 @22Scorpio was also the PE of Inauguration 2013 (15 North = 'joy through commitment'--Brady) with solar eclipses in Scorpio always providing society with opportunities to make karmic progress while seeing down to the roots of our problems (aka, true or original causes). If memory serves, a sense of karmic progress was evident then via the election/s of Mr. Obama but as you know, klansmen and other regressive reactionaries were not content with such a societal shift. Thereby, Tr*mp's 'birtherism' propaganda was invented for future campaign use.

January 2021 Catastrophe: Executive Branch Attacks Legislative Branch

So my suspicion now in April 2021, is that you, the dearest of readers, already realize which NRA-loving political party in the US can better be described as 'radical reactionaries' who cling to the past, obsess over their dogmatic views, are enemies of all social progress, despise democracy, consider themselves superior because of skin color and stubbornly retain supremacist attitudes against "the other," and are ruthlessly determined to take control of the US government - as seen before our very eyes on January 6, 2021 when a 'MAGA Mob' of seditionists attempted to coup the US Congress in order to keep a corrupt, malcontent grifter in control of the White House.

Jul 3, 2016

Can Juno Unlock the Secrets of Jupiter? and Saturn to US Ascendant

Secrets of Jupiter the Target as Astrological Saturn Stomps on USA

It's being reported that the Juno spacecraft's mission to Jupiter, launched on August 5, 2011 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, will insert itself into Jupiter's orbit on the evening of July 4, 2016, America's Independence Day. The secrets of gas giant Jupiter are awaiting discovery, thinks NASA scientists.

Naturally as an astrology novice I wanted to open my Solar Fire software to see where asteroid Juno and planet Jupiter were and are in the Tropical Zodiac on those dates. Curious? Here is what I found along with observations on the current Saturn transit to America's natal Ascendant at the 12Sag degree of "A Flag Turns Into an Eagle That Crows":

August 5, 2011: Jupiter @9Taurus21; Juno @2Libra38 (conjunct US natal Midheaven, the Goal Point, in our 'Sibly chart' of July 4, 1776 with 12 Sagittarius rising--where transit Saturn Rx is again crossing, a period when the US is expected to take responsibility for past and present actions rather than denying guilt, when anxiety is evident in the populace and also within government officials (ex: Hillary being allegedly held to account by the FBI email server probe), and when karma becomes the b*tch that she is as our nation (and other nations and peoples via their own neglect of Saturnian principles such as honesty and reliability) reaps what's been sown.

Tragically for the world's innocent who are caught in a round of the power elite's endless retaliation, the reaping can include blow back thanks to corporate Washington's export of violence, fraud, occupation, oppression, and globalism. And as Thomas Jefferson knew when it comes to America, 'God's justice cannot sleep forever'.

July 4, 2016: on Earth it's the dark of a New Moon @12Cancer with Jupiter at the critical/crisis degree of 17Virgo38; Juno is again in Venus-ruled Libra but now @29Libra47, a critical/crisis 29th degree that strains toward Mars-Pluto-ruled sign of Scorpio. All this makes me wonder, what hath man wrought upon humanity? Especially since karma is the b that she is.

Jul 1, 2016

The Highest-Resolution Thermal Images of Jupiter Yet - MSNBC

Jupiter in scientifically minded Virgo is in the spotlight on July 4, 2016! Astrologically speaking, this could have something to do with Jupiter and the North Node (of the Moon) traveling together in Virgo this year with the North Node relating to encounters, publicity, and public contact and Jupiter the planet being encountered by spacecraft Juno!

The Highest-Resolution Thermal Images of Jupiter Yet at MSNBC.

Aug 18, 2015

NASA to Explore Mystery Caves on the Moon - clip (Libra Moon)

Just now this video clip appeared on YouTube with today's Moon sailing through Venus-ruled Libra, an Air (mental) sign. When the mundane Moon is in Libra, sign of justice and balance, the public mood tends toward an emphasis on unimportant details, co-dependence in relationships, a sense of fated unions, self-indulgence, and vivid expressions of feelings. I shall leave it to you to decide how unimportant NASA's plan to explore hidden caves on Earth's Moon may turn out to be while noting that exploratory Jupiter (who favors broadened horizons and new discoveries) is about to spend a year in the scientific sign of Mercury-ruled Virgo!

And here's a bit of Moon Art for you...Minerva's Glen, aka Owl of Minerva a pencil drawing by yours truly:

Source: Secret Moon Art.

Jul 14, 2015

July 14, 2015 Pluto opposes Mars and SIRIUS for its historic New Horizons Flyby

Today's Pluto Flyby to Give a Closer Look at the Outermost Planet

July 14, 2015: During the dark of the Moon, the shady days leading up to the July 15th *New Moon @23Cancer--which conjoins US natal Mercury Rx--at 7:49 am ET today, NASA's New Horizons reached Pluto for its closest flyby and some sharper images sporting higher resolution than ever before seen will result of Astrology's planet of power, subterfuge, and death--Pluto. Speaking of death, Pluto discoverer (1930), Clyde Tombaugh, requested that his ashes be inside any spacecraft bound for Pluto...and so they are.

Astrologically, 'sharp analysis' is a potential within the midpoint picture now formed with Pluto opposing the Mercury-Mars conjunction in Cancer. At 13Can18, Mars is also out of bounds (of the earthly plane = outstanding activities) and conjoins SIRIUS, a star intimately linked to the founding of America. Mars and SIRIUS now conjunct US natal Sun (leadership; the president) by a mere one-minute orb.

In addition, from Earth's perspective, Pluto arose today with fixed star Toliman, aka Bungala (Alpha Centauri); key theme: learning and education that expand the worldview of others (paraphrasing B. Brady). Curiously, Mars arose today with a star that is also in the Centauri constellation: Agena (Beta Centauri); key theme: to have a mission. Both themes of these stars seem applicable to NASA's New Horizons project which culminated near Pluto today.

Considering that there is a 'clamoring for power' vibe to Mars-Pluto contacts, I hope such adventurous thrusts into the Solar System won't relate to or promote further breakthroughs (Jupiter still within orb of its 'scientific breakthrough' trine to technological Uranus) in the realm of Space Warfare intended to enable transnational globalists' long term mission of full implementation of total global control. You can tell I have trouble trusting the organization invented by nazi war criminals, the German scientists exported to the US after the war, can't you?

#NASA #NewHorizons #Pluto

*Note that the military exercises known as 'Jade Helm 15' are timed by the July 15, 2015 New Moon conjunct US natal Mercury Rx which also activates our nation's surveillance-oriented Mercury-Pluto opposition which is visually represented in once instance by the all-seeing eye at top of the pyramid of power on US currency, America's Great Seal, and elsewhere. See the video What Is Jade Helm 15?, a previous post which includes the horoscope of the Solar Eclipse that will herald the ending in mid-September of the controversial Pentagon program of militarism.

Jul 4, 2015

Summer 2015: a Starry Summer Triangle, Pluto's historic flyby - Cosmic Pursuits (plus, astro-notes)

Cosmic Pursuits, Brian Ventrudo's excellent astronomy website and newsletter, gives us a heads-up on the brilliant Summer Triangle of stars Vega, Altair, and Deneb (Adige) with double star Albireo twinkling colorfully in the triangle's center.

Of course, depending on your vantage point, the trio may be called the Winter Triangle!

Now let's consider a little astrology concerning Vega (Alpha Lyrae, the Lyre of Orpheus in the Lyra constellation), Altair (Alpha Aquilae, constellation Aquila, the Eagle), and Deneb in constellation Cygnus the Swan, with Deneb (Alpha Cygnus) as its tail.

Among others, these stars have appeared here on Stars Over Washington in previous posts, some of which are linked below or are searchable via the sidebar Search field by name, or try 'fixed stars' if you dare.

Keywords and themes for Vega (or, Wega) include magic, mysticism, other-worldliness, and charisma. As with all stars that are prominent in a horoscope, Vega's expression depends upon the planet/s or chart angles it is linked to by conjunction, opposition, or by paran (rising, culminating, setting with, etc.) Artistry is indicated either positively as in the Arts, or negatively as in criminal activities; plus, its connection to the Lyre of Orpheus provides a magical divine spells implication along with musical talent. Leadership ability and social awareness may also be noted with Vega but a caution is to avoid pretentiousness.

Keywords and themes for Altair include boldness, dogged determination, and achievement through risk-taking. Altair is a masculine star of strength and action that is taken--not just for the self, but for others when its energy is positively directed. Yet its swift and bold action traits may also express themselves with rashness and excessive aggression as we see by the eagle symbols of the Roman Empire and the American Empire acting under a foolhardy urge to conquer, vanquish, devour, and/or control. Still, a planetary or angular link with Altair promises high honors and preferment though they may be temporary (as with everything other earthly thing, This too shall pass).

With starry Deneb we find keywords and themes of the willingness to become aware, mystical or transcendental qualities or interests, spirituality and the inner journey, and the shamanistic legend of the World Egg. Deneb prominent in a horoscope bestows intelligence, artistic talent, and scientific ability. In addition, there is a duality surrounding Deneb for it can express both the strength and the aggression of a swan, one of the more vicious guardians of the animal kingdom--the "strong fighting bird and the swan-god"!

Popular Pluto To Have Professional Photos Taken!

Then for discerning Pluto fans, this summer marks the planet's (okay, dwarf planet's) historic flyby 'rendezvous' with NASA's New Horizons spacecraft set for July 14th which puts everyone in mind of another historic flyby of distant Neptune and its moon Triton by Voyager 2 in 1989 (see video recreation, below). On July 14, 2015 Pluto Rx will fall upon its current zodiacal degree of 14 Capricorn and some minutes--still within orb of US natal Sun (13Can19) which conjoins Egyptian goddess star, Sirius (The Scorcher) and Canopus (the navigator or pathfinder).

#Neptune #Triton #Voyager2 #NASA #Pluto #NewHorizons

Astrology of 1989 vs 2015: Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto

Voyager 2's closest encounter with Neptune and Triton occurred on August 25, 1989 (yes, Taylor Swift's birth year and album title) when Neptune was at 9Cap48 in the Tropical Zodiac. Perhaps you recognize 1989 as the year of the last Great Conjunction/s of Saturn and Neptune, a pair that has much to say in societal and political realms. Meeting three times through the year (March 3, June 24, November 13) in the degree range of 10 to 12 Capricorn, we note that transiting Pluto has very recently stomped on and around this degree of Capricorn, sign of government, law, and business, and remains within orb.

So if we use a 5-degree orb on either side of slow-moving Pluto we see that 4Cap to 14Cap is our focus though its powerful influence has been stronger while applying to the 9/10Cap area where gaseous Neptune floated on August 25, 1989. We have noted Pluto conjoining the Saturn-Neptune conjunction/s of 1989 in previous posts since its implications suit politicians and the corporatists who fund and direct them perfectly within the midpoint picture formed by this significant trio which includes these potentials:

Saturn-Neptune = Pluto: denial of responsibility by the guilty; fear of loss. (Tyl)

Naturally these potentials apply to both political parties in the US yet I think first of the GOP since 1989 implicates a Republican White House! Plus, America's ongoing socialism-communism-capitalism "debate" is found within the Saturn-Neptune duo as is secret or invisible (Neptune) government (Saturn), a description nearer the truth imho.

So when ancient Pluto has its close-up on July 14, 2015 and clocks in from our earthly vantage point at 14Cap, it qualifies as a Pluto-to-Neptune transit for society--ongoing since late November 2010. It marks a period of moral and religious issues such as abortion, mercy killing, executions and methods used, genetic engineering, GMO food contamination, chemically eroded health, racial and minority prejudices acted out, social welfare programs, workers' and Civil Rights as power and control slowly erode via unseen forces--or are seen to be only illusions and delusions.

Several other social concerns of the 1989 era still need to be addressed such as environmental degradation (Earth Day was revived in 1990), climate change, oil spills (now add coal ash leaks, bad water quality, and fracking), droughts and floods, 'mysterious' fish and bird kills, whale beachings, shark attacks, election irregularities, uranium and plutonium leaks, revolutions, conflicts, and topplings of government leaders across the globe along with the Fall of the Berlin Wall (and of Communism) which at the time seemed to justify America claiming victory in the 'Cold War' (which some say has returned). You can think of more examples, I'm certain.

Yet many if not all of these events were and are staged by those who profit from the wars and revolutions they take none of the blame for (denial of guilt) so let us note that on a deeper level the Pluto-to-Neptune transit indicates political, economic, and physical power struggles that actually have as their foundation uplifting spiritual ideals that identify the Collective's deep thirst for honesty, compassion, and clear-eyed solutions instead of the charlatanism, fraud, corruption, and propaganda we and Mother Earth continue to endure and accept at our peril.

Dec 31, 2014

Astounding UFO footage presented by Chris Everard: UN's Greeting to the...

No UFO fan here though I observed one years ago but this video excerpt packs very interesting info into a few minutes including the UN's 'greeting to aliens', Nazis, NASA, various space missions, and much more.

Hey, remember a while back in the news--the NASA photo of 'a strange hand in space'? Maybe it was only their alien cousins waving back!

Apr 2, 2014

"Operation Paperclip": Nazi Scientists to America--PBS clip

Nazis in America: After World War II--and Now?

by Jude Cowell

For years it's been known how after WWII, the US government secretly invited Nazi scientists to come and work in America as we fought against the Soviets in the Cold War--thus saving their murderous tushies from judgment at the Nuremberg Trials .

The following 5 min-57-sec PBS clip is from an interview with the author of the new book, *Operation Paperclip, Annie Jacobsen, speaking on the topic:

Well, I shall have to procure her book to discover how the author treats Hitler supporter Prescott Bush, the often-exalted NASA scientists (Nazis), and the morphing of Hitler's eugenicists into modern day 'geneticists' now bringing us 'progress' in the forms of nuclear bombs, clones, trans-humanism, genetically modified foods, and other Frankensteinian projects of frightening proportions.

Astrologically this is supported by America's Saturn-Neptune (secret or invisible government) tendencies especially if we use our 'Sibly natal horoscope' set for July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA, or another natal chart for that date with materialistic Saturn and idealistic Neptune at, near, or straddling the Midheaven of the chart, the Goals and Aspirations Point.

fyi: *Operation Paperclip is available in Kindle edition for $12.99. Amazon's Look Inside feature for the book is available as well.

Sep 2, 2012

Aug 31, 2012 a Magnificent Solar Flare and a Full Moon

In keeping with my overly-busy schedule (and your own, no doubt!) here is a day-late SpaceWeather News Alert concerning Friday August 31, 2012, the day of the mystical Full Moon @8Pis34 when Fed chairman Ben Bernanke made his stock-market-lifting remarks after the Fed's Jackson Hole, Wyoming meeting about how the Fed "could do more" for the US economy, and a day after Mitt Romney's gift-more-billions-to-yacht-owners acceptance speech at RNC 2012...with huge amounts of gas emitted all around and perhaps someone's explosive temper erupting as well. For after all:

As Above, So Below, yo!

Space Weather News for Sept 1, 2012

MAGNIFICENT ERUPTION: On August 31st, a magnetic filament on the sun erupted in spectacular fashion, producing a long-duration solar flare, a coronal mass ejection (CME) and one of the most beautiful movies of an explosion ever recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The CME propelled by the blast might deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field in the days ahead.

Check for movies, forecasts and updates.

SOLAR FLARE ALERTS: Would you like a call when explosions on the sun are underway? Solar flare alerts are available by text and by voice.#

Note: magnetic activity in the days ahead? Well, that synchronizes with DNC 2012 in Charlotte, NC, September 4-6! And also with Mitt Romney's lamentable lack of magnetism while President Obama has scads of it even though our US natal Neptune (illusions; disappointment; deception) continues its link to his natal Mars (motivation; action; energy) in that 'rockstar' kind of way!

You may wish to scroll down the sidebar a ways for links to previous astro-political posts concerning DNC 2012 and RNC 2012, or type in a few words into the Google Search Bar. And who knows what you may find if you're Feelin' Lucky!

Here's a Search Suggestion: 'Geomagnetic Megastorm Sep 2 1859'.

Sep 22, 2011

Space Station's Aurora Movie a must-see!

Space Weather News for Sept 22, 2011

SPACE STATION AURORA MOVIE: Astronauts onboard the International Space Station have recorded their best views yet of auroras dancing in the high atmosphere of Earth during a geomagnetic storm on Sept 17. Their must-see movie, just released by NASA, is highlighted on today's edition of SpaceWeather News.

UARS RE-ENTRY UPDATE: NASA's massive UARS satellite remains on track to re-enter Earth's atmosphere during the late hours of Sept 23. The fireball will probably miss North America, according to latest estimates of UARS orbital elements, but almost every other continent falls under a possible re-entry ground track. Better estimates are expected in the next 24 hours. As it makes its last orbits, the tumbling satellite is flashing brightly in the night sky, attracting the attention of stargazers and photographers.

Check SpaceWeather's satellite tracker for last-chance sightings over your location @ flybys.

Sep 20, 2011

NASA Satellite Falls to Earth This Week Sept 2011

The following space alert definitely falls into SO'W's Look Up category!

Space Weather News for Sept 20, 2011

UARS, a NASA satellite the size of a small bus, will re-enter Earth's atmosphere later this week producing a brilliant fireball somewhere over our planet. Best estimates place the re-entry time during the late hours of Sept 23rd over a still-unknown region of Earth.

Observers of the rapidly-decaying satellite say it is tumbling and flashing, sometimes almost as brightly as Venus. Video images featured on today's edition of show how the doomed satellite looks through a backyard telescope.

Readers who would like to catch a last glimpse of UARS streaking across the night sky should check SpaceWeather's Satellite Tracker for flyby times.

You can also turn your smartphone into a UARS tracker by downloading our Simple Flybys app.

Mar 9, 2011

View a Horoscope of the First Moon Landing

Update 6:00 pm est: Alex D'Atria of GOP Astrology has sent along the coordinates for the First Moon Landing from NASA's Apollo info for those who are interested:

Apollo 11 (Columbia and Eagle)
Saturn V (AS-506, SM-107, CM-107, LM-5)
July 16-24, 1969
Neil A. Armstrong (commander), Michael Collins (CM pilot), Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin Jr. (LM pilot)

08 days, 03 hours, 18 minutes
First manned lunar landing mission and lunar surface EVA.

"Houston, Tranquility base here. The eagle has landed."
- July 20th, 1969

Landing site: Sea of Tranquility; Landing Coordinates: 0.71 degrees North, 23.63 degrees East

1 EVA of 02 hours, 31 minutes. Flag and instruments deployed; unveiled plaque on the LM descent stage with inscription: "Here Men From Planet Earth First Set Foot Upon the Moon. July 1969 A.D. We Came In Peace For All Mankind." Lunar surface stay time 21.6 hours; 59.5 hours in lunar orbit, with 30 orbits. LM ascent stage left in lunar orbit. 20kg (44 lbs) of material gathered.

Source: Apollo flight summary.

Original post begins here:

With the space shuttle Discovery landing from its last mission around midday today, my post on the Horoscope of the First Moon Landing (July 20, 1969) has suddenly become popular. The chart is set for Washington DC but you may wish to recalculate it for Cape Kennedy, Florida - or for the surface of Earth's Moon, if you have the coordinates. Plus, I suppose a Heliocentric horoscope for the landing could be interesting, too.

And perhaps you've already put in your bid to house one of the retired NASA shuttles? One may be on display soon at a museum near you!

Oct 7, 2010

'Ultra Deep Field' in 3D as seen by Hubble Telescope!

Here's an interesting presentation of NASA curiosity which details how the Hubble Telescope was pointed toward a sand-grain-sized 'black patch in the sky' for 10 days in 1996 and 11 days in 2004..and what was discovered!

View if you may, then see if it reminds you too of what Jesus said to His disciples concerning such subjects: "In My Father's house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you."

(My italics. This I take to mean that such information isn't necessary for receiving the gift of eternal life, but since they asked, He confirmed that Earth is not the only planet in Creation. Ours is simply the fallen world which tallies with Astrology's use of Saturn - planet of falls - as a stand-in for Earth, the 'lesson book of the universe' - and 'lessons' are also a province of Saturn!)

Oct 1, 2010

Green comet's close encounter w Earth Oct 20, 2010

Time to look up! And NASA is sending Deep Impact for a closer peek...

Space Weather News for Oct 1, 2010

APPROACHING COMET: Green comet 103P/Hartley 2 is approaching Earth for a close encounter on Oct 20th.

At that time, the comet will be only 11 million miles (0.12 AU) from our planet and should be dimly visible to the naked eye from dark sky sites. It already looks great through backyard telescopes, as shown by images featured on today's edition of SpaceWeather News.

NASA's Deep Impact/EPOXI spacecraft is en route to this comet for close-up studies and a daring flyby on Nov 4th.

UPSIDE-DOWN LIGHTNING OVER THE KENNEDY SPACE CENTER: An amateur photographer has photographed rare lightning-like discharges called "gigantic jets" shooting up from storm clouds near NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Visit for a movie and more information about the phenomenon.

SPACE WEATHER ALERTS: With the coming of northern autumn, aurora season is underway. Would you like a call when geomagnetic storms erupt at your latitude? Sign up for Space Weather Phone! #

Comet Skies, a cosmic art drawing by Jude Cowell.

Jul 21, 2009

Solar Eclipse and Jupiter's been kerpow'd! July 21/22, 2009

Well, I was starting the think this Newsletter about this evening's Solar Eclipse would never arrive; oh, and something hit Jupiter:

Space Weather News for July 21, 2009

SOLAR ECLIPSE: The longest total eclipse of the 21st century is about to begin. It starts just hours from now at approximately 9 pm EDT on July 21 (0100 UT on July 22nd). The path of totality crosses many major cities in India and China, setting the stage for possibly the best-observed eclipse in history.

Photos from the path of totality will be posted on SpaceWeather as the event unfolds.

COSMIC COLLISION: Evidence is mounting that something did hit Jupiter no more than a few days ago.

The impact site (a dark "scar" in Jupiter's clouds) was discovered on July 19 by Australian amateur astronomer Anthony Wesley, and NASA astronomers quickly confirmed the find. Infrared photos posted on today's edition of SpaceWeather News are consistent with an asteroid or comet strike on the giant planet. The debris zone in Jupiter's clouds is itself as wide as a small planet, making it an easy target for backyard telescopes.

SPACE WEATHER ALERTS: For less than the cost of a night at the movies, you can get real time space weather alerts on your cell phone and never miss another big solar flare or geomagnetic storm.

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Astrologically, I've written so often about tonight's Eclipse at '29 Cancer' that I'm Eclipsed out, both here and on Jude's Threshold (see sidebar of Pages for Eclipse charts.)

But as far as people who share a Sun Cancer-Moon Cancer personality blend, I shall add a quote by such a one, a quote that someone may find useful in this crazy world:

"But I want first of all to be at peace with myself...I want to live an inner harmony, essentially spiritual, which can be translated to outer harmony."

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Jul 20, 2009

Horoscope of the 1st Moon Landing: Jup/Uran/Moon

Here is the chart for the First Moon Landing by Apollo 11 commandeered by Neil Armstrong, co-piloted by Buzz Aldrin, and presumably photographed from an orbit above by Michael Collins.

The chart is set for the White House, DC, primarily because of the political nature of the landing - or pseudo-landing, as some still insist - with the Moon's position in the zodiac used as a timer - Moon, Jupiter, and Uranus conjoined at 00Lib40 at 2:36 am edt, Washington, DC.

The Great Conjunctions of Jupiter and Uranus mark the start of new cycles of breakthroughs including scientific ones, adventurous explorations, inventions, and lucky opportunities. Inventions have certainly come out of NASA's space program.

You'll find this interesting planetary combination masterfully covered in Anne Whitaker's book, Jupiter Meets Uranus which I like so well I've reviewed the book on Amazon and highly recommend it to you.

Well, I'm at my drafting table today, but took a break to post the chart that to me symbolizes the 1st Moon Landing of July 20, 1969 - today is its 40th anniversary. I was in front of the TV 40 years ago and among the scammed if anyone was. That Neil Armstrong has retained his silence all these years seems a little disturbing, but more disturbing is the midpoint picture formed on that day and in effect no matter which hour you use for the actual landing...

...see lower left corner for a partial listing of its meanings, but here's all of it...the apex planet is secretive yet wealthy Pluto, with his ultimate coping abilities, but Pluto is conjunct US natal Neptune, a time when power can become an illusion or can be slowly eroded and undermined; there are political, economic, and physical power struggles with Pluto having the upper hand; the Soviet Union had bested the US by launching Sputnik I on Oct 4, 1957, the actual beginning of the Space the US government had many reasons to fake this Moon Landing if it seemed politically necessary. It did.

You see that Pluto 23Vir00 is also conjunct the transiting South Node of the Moon, a separative point that with transformative Pluto indicates war, primal violence, and old grievances about control issues...

Sun/Neptune = tr Pluto: use of the spiritual, psychic, or illusory as a force for persuasion; a fateful deception or illusion; extremely high sensitivity.

One chart factor isn't enough to toss out the baby, I agree, but this major midpoint picture is included to illustrate a main theme of July 20, 1969.

And if we look at the US natal chart (Sibly) with its 00Lib53 Midheaven (Goal/Aspiration Point - '00Libra' is a World Point of Prominence) we have a crop of pictures to consider...

Moon/Jupiter = n Mc: social-minded or religious person; confidence; popularity; the joy of expectation.

Moon/Jup = tr Uranus: love of enterprise; confidence; hilarity; sudden good fortune.

Moon/Uranus = n Mc: great energy and excitement; the pursuit of ambitious aims; ready for action; tending to interfere suddenly.

Moon/Uranus = tr Jupiter: aims on a grand scale; a lucky hand in enterprises; satisfied ambitions.

Jupiter/Uranus = n Mc: optimism; fortunate powers of adaptability; attaining good knowledge and understanding; a fortunate turn in life; comfortably becoming known for who one is (a cheat? hope not. -jc)

Jup/Uran = Moon: opportunity for major change; looking ahead to success; far-sightedness; good intuition. (All midpt pics by Tyl and Ebertin, and may operate in an any, all, or none fashion. The US natal Mc gave the Jupiter/Uranus energy an outlet for manifestation; Moon came along and triggered the publicity and keyed the public's attention.)

Hopefully a simple click will enlarge the chart image for you and my chicken-scratch notations will appear with more details, such a Water Grand Trine between Sun, Mercury, Neptune, and NN. A Kite pattern was formed between NN (the Kite's tail, which puts Pluto/SN/US natal Neptune as the lead directors), Mercury (the evening of July 19 was an annual US Mercury Return; Hour of Mercury), Neptune, and Pluto.

Neptune and Pluto together are the signature of the industrial Robber Barons (1890s) who were hoping that metals, gems, and/or water would be discovered on the Moon. With NASA's and Washington's newly stirred interest in going back, perhaps they're hoping still.

Well, this Kite was definitely flyin' high, wasn't it? But did it really land on the surface of the Moon? What do you think?


Wikipedia has more info on Moon landings than you can shake a film producer's wand at, if you're interested.

Jul 19, 2009

'Free trade' America's hemorrghage

Well, I must agree with Thom Hartmann and say that "free trade" is the hemorrhaging of America: Obama Drinks Friedman's Kool-Aid is on the money.

For years I've complained about the outsourcing of US jobs. Now there are few left to outsource. We don't manufacture enough, groused I, and we need what we produce, then we can export the rest.

Guess that makes me something of a protectionist; the caution is the tone of the voices that attempt to make all protectionisms into a bad thing. But even a deer in the woods knows that when you're wounded, you lay low and heal by tending to yourself, not by acting as if all is well and you can keep on keepin' on as before.

In Astrology this might be described as 'South Node' behavior, unconscious behavior that was successfully defensive when it was first devised but no longer answers the challenges of the present time...the old 'beating your head against a brick wall and expecting a peak experience rather than a huge headache' tactic - easy to fall back on, but difficult to see clearly due to its unconscious nature. Yet this is what must be done - problems must be viewed clearly, faced, and dealt with more directly and honestly than South Node (neurotic) behavior and points of view can allow.

America has now (or will in 2009, if you use her Gemini Rising chart) a Secondary Progressed Full Moon ('Sec Moon'), a timing mechanism based on our nation's founding on July 4, 1776 and which shows that we've expanded as far in the world as we can this cycle, and must pay attention to the natural cycles of initiated energies vs regrouping and reforming energies. We are in the less-popular yet necessary 'reform/regroup' stage of the 28-to-30-year cycle now. That gives America approximately 14 to 15 years to reconnoiter.

Meanwhile, larger forces are at play: the 'global economy' is a devised system that gives Worldwide Collapse more than a toehold - it's been given a license to occur. Those who have promoted and worked for a one-world-government through the decades are now revealed as anti-social if not downright psychopathic toward their fellowman whom they disdain; they will crash entire world systems because they think they will rise as our global masters.

Yet to my southern-roots way of thinking, who in their right minds would trust people to lead who must first destroy all that stands in their paths to (what is only) worldly glory?

Previously I have noted here my belief that population control is part of the power elite agenda. That the unwashed masses have greater power in numbers is well known to those who would rule over all, and lower numbers of rabble make them feel...cozier...within their lairs of power, more certain of their ultimate victory.

Yet to me it would seem a hollow victory, for this world is temporary and all their gold and gems will not avail them in the higher realms that all shall face in turn. Above man's laws have they set themselves. But it's God's Laws they shall not escape.

For those who wish, I speak of Natural Laws which plutonian puppetmasters imagine themselves above as if a Fountain of Youth session is scheduled for their every weekend get-away, and the best cabalers may be cloned for future use. Gross.

Perhaps a spacious bunk on the ISS awaits certain irreplaceable honchos and their families in case the Mayan prophecies come true and the Earth rebels.

(Hence the big race to service and stock the International Space Station, if indeed the ISS is the only one. NASA is one place where our mega-monies have gone the last 4 decades+...and the loving preparations are not made for thee or me.)

But I admit: this is only a flight of fancy, a notion - a hunch stirred with a dash of suspicion about the sort of human nature that would step upon its grandmother's throat if it meant a seat on a golden lifeboat made necessary by decades of assault and plunder of the planet, activities that have lead to an alarming speed-up of what are actually natural cycles of our planet.

So! Shall we protect America in reality instead of just alarming people into mooing herds with magenta threat level alerts?

Yes, I know that the 'Homeland Security' threat level colors have been or are being retired from service: ahh, the power of ridicule and satire - my favorites!

Thanks, Jon, Stephen, and Bill.

Jul 8, 2009

Blue Moon over Iran and Progress 33

Space Weather News for July 8, 2009

WHAT'S FOLLOWING THE ISS? Sky watchers are reporting a "mysterious satellite" following the International Space Station (ISS). It trails the ISS by about one minute, relatively faint, but definitely there.

Mystery solved: The follower is Progress 33, a Russian supply ship. On July 12, it will come within meters of the space station to test a new automated docking system. Check the Simple Satellite Tracker for flyby times and get two spaceships for the price of one.

BLUE MOON OVER IRAN: Blue moons are not a myth. This week, sky watchers in Iran have seen them appear in the night sky. The full Moon is turning blue because of a major dust storm blowing across the Middle East. Today's edition of SpaceWeather News features space-based images of the behemoth storm, the blue moons it is causing, and an explanation of the phenomenon.

SUNSPOT UPDATE: The first big sunspot of new Solar Cycle 24 is growing again. So far, sunspot 1024 poses no threat for major eruptions, but it is a big, photogenic target for backyard solar telescopes. Readers who would like instant notification of solar flares and geomagnetic storms can get them by signing up for SpaceWeather PHONE.

May 27, 2009

Space Station Flares intense but not a mystery

Often the SpaceWeather News arrives a day late but is always timely for astronomical events...

Space Weather News for May 26, 2009

SPACE STATION FLARES: Lately, a growing number of observers are reporting intense "flares" coming from the International Space Station (ISS). During some night time flybys, the luminosity of the space station surges 10-fold or more. Some people have witnessed flares of magnitude -8 or twenty-five times brighter than Venus.

A movie featured on today's edition of shows what is happening: sunlight glints from the station's recently expanded solar arrays in a shadow-casting flash.

Currently, the flares are unpredictable. You watch a flyby not knowing if one will happen or how bright it might be. That's what makes the hunt for "ISS flares" so much fun. Sky watchers in North America should be alert for flares this week. The ISS is making a series of evening passes over many US and Canadian towns and cities.

Flyby times are available from Simple Satellite Tracker.

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