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Showing posts with label Neptune in Pisces. Show all posts
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Apr 10, 2024

Republican Party's Neptune in April 2024

The GOP's Neptune in Pisces: Mars-Saturn Says Hello!

by Jude Cowell, partisan for democracy

Image: Neptune Ascends; pencil on paper, Jude Cowell Art

Today at 4:36 pm ET, transit Mars and transit Saturn conjunct @14Pis40. Below you see a bi-wheel of the Republican Party's March 20, 1854 Horoscope showing Neptune @14Pis01 in 6th house.

Penned on the chart, below, are notes describing the potentials of the midpoint picture formed by the trio of Mars-Saturn and Neptune. Quite a clash! Because the Mars-Saturn duo is destructive, harmful energy with stop-and-go tendencies, while gaseous Neptune is all soft and gooey. Plus, the point of Mars-Saturn is known as the death axis (R. Ebertin), and Neptune is a known associate in cases of death, often through poison, toxins, fumes, or water such as oceans.

Now as you see, a few other astro-notes are included on the chart, however, this post is limited to today's planetary meet-up with the GOP's Neptune, planet of deception, secrecy, gaslighting, lies, fraud, subversion, erosion, impossible dreams, mass media, and the masses currently floating through the shady sign of Pisces. Then notably, Neptune when in Pisces inspires creativity yet often gives rise to pathological inclinations, plus, fear, anxiety, and general paranoia:

Yes, this is a temporary influence but its affects may be expected to extend until the next Mars-Saturn Conjunction in April 2026, by my best guess. Yet its energies may be activated by transits and progressions if one has the time and enough curiosity to keep an eye on it using the Conjunction Horoscope.

Previously on SO'W: Midpoint pictures of a Neptunian GOP: Crossing the Great Water.

Mar 22, 2024

The Eclipse That Brought Us D. Trump

Neptune: Veils, Lies, Illusion, Subterfuge, Fraud, Theft

by Jude Cowell, partisan for democracy

As you may remember, the June 16, 2015 "prez bid" announcement of Mr. Trump at Trump Tower NY occurred under the auspices of the Spring Equinox 2015 Eclipse @29Pisces27 in the 17 South Saros Series. This eclipse has been discussed here previously, yet I mention it today because transit Neptune will conjunct the eclipse five times in total, casting a gauzy veil of confusion and chaos over 17 South results (Trump!) unless those of a more realistic persuasion keep promoting the facts everywhere possible. The eyes on the prize is democracy and a decent country to live in rather than the gnatzie-style hel*scape envisioned by the vengeful orange narcissist.

Now a major part of "the facts" must involve Neptune conjunct the Eclipse with its "sheep following a leader into the abyss" vibe (he's their pied piper) and the cultish behavior still affecting any remaining dregs of Trump voters, bless their hearts. Meanwhile, 17 South themes include sudden success in group matters and relationships and good news (B. Brady), so obviously Trump benefited from thematic input when he "won" the 2016 Election with help from hidden foreign enablers and domestic fasc*sm-lovers, many of them corporatists.

Transit Neptune Reaches the 17 South Eclipse of 2015 on the following five dates, so the contagious death cult of personality must continue to be guarded against by all but the most depraved among us:

May 20, 2024; August 14, 2024; March 15, 2025; November 23, 2025; December 27, 2025.

Add to this the fact that the 29th degree of any sign is a critical point which possibly brings crisis conditions and/or rash actions, plus, 29 Pisces+ conjuncts the Cardinal World Point of 00Aries00 which can symbolize a timely reset in global society, or at the least, it heralds the start of our seasonal New Year at Spring Equinox, which this year, carries a Moon-Pluto Opposition signature showing that we're awash with expressions of deep feelings and emotional upsets floating about in the atmosphere along with potentials for violent actions, sorry to say. And so impressionable folk can pick up feelings swirling within their environments which are not actually theirs unless they know how to take steps to block them out. If they want to block them out, that is. And we must calmly assist them however we can.

So above is a dual view of two 17 South horoscopes for your consideration. Lower left is the initial 17 South of September 1, 1095 @14Vir19, and upper right is the Spring Equinox 17 South of March 20, 2015 @29Pis27 - conjunct the star of extreme misfortune, Scheat. So basically, this is what Trump in the White House brought the United States of America: the extreme misfortune of radical political operatives, and now he threatens a blo*dbath for the country and has already threatened "American carnage" back in January 2017.

Cosmic Time Links Knit Together Eclipses with History

These things tie in to what I believe Herr T thinks will be a carrying out of the 7 North themes of (blood-) "lust," the solar eclipse that manifested on April 20, 2023 @30Aries. This is the degree of warrior planet Mars during his J6 coup attempt - ongoing - and which conjoined the natal Sun of Herr Adolf (the Austrian psychopath's "birthday eclipse"), the serial murder*r who's Trump's mentor from the past, and whose plan for global domination agent orange hopes to fulfill as he and his comrades attempt to run roughshod over the American people, destroying and plundering as they go.

Significantly, 7 North is also the Eclipse Series which brought our country the Civil War conflagration of death and destruction. And it's quite a cosmic time link, I call it, and definitely a blo*dbath. This helps explain why on J6, a Confederate flag was carried into the Capitol Building, and, with the 7N eclipse conjunct the Sun in the American Revolution Horoscope, why we heard J6 insurrectionists and others mouthing words like "Civil War," "1776," and "American Revolution." It could be that someone uses astrological principles for timing purposes. After all, the Reagans did.

Now if you wish, check out the Horoscope of the upcoming 119th Congress with its karmic display of transit North Node conjunct the Aries Point. And if a massive, overwhelming Blue Tsunami of Voters fails to turn out this November 5th, we'll have only ourselves to blame for letting down future generations including our children and grandchildren.

Rounded up, 29Pis27 becomes "30 Pisces": "The Great Stone Face" in Sabian Symbols, and the final degree of the Zodiac. Here's my depiction of this symbol, Temple of the Great Stone Face:

Dec 13, 2023

Year 2023 ends with a Cancer Full Moon!

Last Lunation of 2023: A Bright and Cold Full Moon

by Jude Cowell, partisan for democracy

The final lunation of 2023 is the Cancer Full Moon of December 26, 2023 @4Can58:11 with both Moon and Mars out-of-bounds of the Earthly plane. If you're familiar with the planets on July 4, 1776, you know that this lunation falls within America's Cancer trio of planets: Venus, Jupiter, and Sun (3--14 Cancer). Therefore, with money planets Venus and Jupiter in the spotlight, a culmination of some kind in relation to financial matters may be involved. Perhaps a diplomatic help will be generous Jupiter, not as strong as it could be due to retrogradation, yet in money sign Taurus, is acting as a Thales Planet for the Sun-Moon oposition, aka, a saving grace.

Then thankfully, Jupiter turns Direct on December 30, 2023 @5Tau34:51 at 9:40:15 pm EST, and will pick up steam as the Great Benefic moseys on through January 2024, reaching 7Tau10 at month's end. Notably, transit Jupiter enters Mercury-ruled Gemini the last week of May 2024, a cosmic signal for change.

Now the December 2023 Full Moon times the culmination phase issuing from the New Moon of December 12, 2023 @20Sag40; in between comes the Quarter Moon of December 19, 2023 @27Pisces conjunct the gaslighting planet of fraud and deception, Neptune, influential in its own sign of Pisces. Also notable is that Venu$ @26Sco34 in 4th house (Real Estate; Domestic Scene; Mining) leads all the Full Moon planets as the engine of a Locomotive shape, determined on success.

Now here's the DC Horoscope of the December 26, 2023 Full Moon with quite a few of my study notes squooshed upon it:

In general, Cancer Full Moons tend to activate emotional extremes and overblown reactions, patriotism, nationalism, tribalism, and may also highlight criminal activities. But on a more positive level, the sign of Cancer relates to family matters, openly expressed feelings of sensitivity, imagination, publicity, and genealogical interests.

Dec 7, 2023

Trump's Take-Over Plan Began Years Ago

by Jude Cowell, partisan for American democracy

In development for years, the tendency toward delusion and deception practiced by the Republican Party via their 2024 candidate Trump was at a crescendo with the 2012 re-election of President Barack Obama. Financiers and other backers, our enemies both foreign and domestic, must have been quite put out with the GOP turning out to be a bunch of losers whose cheating tactics hadn't been up to snuff enough to ace the 2012 Election. Add to this, the racists who had their noses out of joint over a black man taking control of the White House--again! Not only that - a majority of Americans appreciated Mr. Obama!

Yes, paranoia over the oft-touted "browning of America" fueled fear as the old Confederate-style system of white-man-in-control faded before racist eyes and for bigots such progress had to be halted in favor of regression, oppression, and suppression. As you know, the GOP's regressive campaign continues unabated against US society - the GOP wants to shove the American people back to the 1920s. It's irrational, absurd, and intended to destroy our society while pretending to "save" it.

Actually, a "browning" population had been a fear of UK conservatives as well, as evidenced by an infamous speech delivered on April 20, 1968 by MP Enoch Powell in which he echoed a prophecy from Virgil's Aenid!

The Horns on the Negative Side of Mercury-Square-Neptune

So now in 2023, another presidential election soon arrives, and the Republican tactic of denial of reality has only expanded, these days in high gear thanks to their fantasy-prone figurehead Herr Trump whose natal Mercury-Neptune square keeps leading him (and America) astray as he gaslights and lies his way into 2024. Tragically, about one third of Americans keep going along on his demented fantasy ride and, as recently noted within the public discourse, the GOP is "sleepwalking" America into an authoritarian state of fascist control, sans democracy. See Amanda Marcotte's Salon Magazine article.

Isn't this where the GOP campaign against "wokeness" should take a bow for its reality-denying desperation?

Now I know it's been tiresome for years that Stars Over Washington has attempted to play the role of "A Girl Blowing a Bugle" (my natal Moon's Sabian Symbol), a bugle which turned out to represent a Trump-et. And no, in 2012 I did not realize the "coming of Trump" would signal the sabotage of our country, and the toppling of America from its global leadership role as a beacon of democracy. I knew that China and Russia salivated for our nation's downfall, but not the name of the saboteur who would lead the campaign. Significantly, we must note that 2023 into 2024 is definitely not the time to give up our warnings, watchfulness, and efforts prior to Election 2024.

For it's also worth mentioning that near the end of RNC 2024 in July, Herr T will experience a Lunar Return (he may be at a podium accepting the nomination then!). Here's the Horoscope of his July 18, 2024 Lunar Return set for Milwaukee, WI. The chart is full of orange highlights including the Saturn-square-natal-Moon transit for the orange blighter which suggests potentials for 'fear shaping opinions, his tiresome 'refusal to accept defeat', and/or those of a Saturnian, responsible, more mature nature (legal eagles? lawmakers? Electoral College voters?) who interfere (square) with the achievement of Trump's overweening emotional needs:

Notably, another possible saving grace for Election 2024 and democracy may be that for Trump, every Moon Return is also a Moon-conjunct-natal-South-Node transit with its lack of popularity and emotional alienation vibes. In astrology, the Moon is an excellent timing device, but it's his Sun-North-Node-Uranus conjunction in 10th house of Career that fuels his popularity with a faction of the public. But only a faction. However, his Moon-SN conjunction drags along behind him like a vestigial tail of karmic baggage and bad habits. He does enjoy separating (SN) people (Moon) from each other, yes? It's the old divide and conquer strategy that President Lincoln warned against.

For the GOP Fantasy IS 'Reality'!

Historically speaking, way back in 2012 a post was published here concerning the Secondary Progressions ('SP') of the Republican Party shown by the entity's July 6, 1854 Horoscope progressed to Election Day 2012 as, GOP Delusion in Nov 2012 Progressed Chart. My posts of 2012 grabbed my eye this week due to the additional court filing by special counsel Jack Smith, protagonist of Donald Trump, and it asserts that Trump's January 6, 2021 attempted coup of the US government wasn't an organic event in response to his loss in November 2020, but had been planned, at least since 2012. One factor is that Republicans know that their future dystopian plans for America are extremely unpopular!

Meanwhile, perhaps you remember that on Election Day 2012, voting planet Mercury stationed retrograde and the delusional planet of deception and erosion, Neptune, was at the very beginning of its long sojourn through Pisces and had yet to perform the Republican Party's Neptune Return/s of 2017 and 2018 which spotlights "14 Pisces": "A Lady in Fox Fur" - and you know which entertainment network this word picture reveals.

Now there's a previous SO'W post concerning these disturbing topics: Astro-Notes: An American Tragedy of Mass Delusion which contains the quote by Dr. Carl Jung about America prone to societal breakdown "due to mass delusion" as we now can starkly see. Well, most of us can.

Plus, here's another astro-note which applies to our topic: that in 2012, transit Neptune in Pisces reached 00:Pis33 conjunct the Prenatal Eclipse ('PE") which had influenced the events of July 4, 1776, the 12 South Saros Series. As a result, the influence of deceptive Neptune in 2012 (with misperception and fantasy disinformation slowly building for years) activated the potential for a cult to form and/or spread, a cult leading to karmic stalemate rather than karmic progress (R. Lineman).

Of course, Neptunian energies used positively can result in divine inspiration for the highest good, my personal favorite. Then even if we delete the word "karmic" from the mix, we have the current GOP regression vs the progression promoted by President Biden and the Democratic Party, the political entity of members who appreciate the realistic fact that TIME marches on - into the future. Republican efforts to cripple time, as if it can be kept from forward movement, won't work.

So now, as the Republican cult of Trump reveals its true face as a brutal death cult of personality and violence (as was Nazism a death cult of personality), its effects are playing out before our very eyes via J6 and Campaign 2024, with We the People in the role of Herr T's target as we face the voting booth on November 5, 2024: so once again I type as sincerely as possible, Vote Blue in 2024!

A closely related post: Transit Pluto in Election Year 2024.

And highly recommended for a listen if you may is the current podcast episode of Countdown with Keith Olbermann, I've Got Biden's "Daisy" Ad - And Trump Is Disqualified - 12.7.23.

Aug 25, 2023

An Eclipse Heralded the Trump Regime

The 2016 Virgo Eclipse Led a Ruthless Locomotive

by Jude Cowell

With Mercury the Messenger now retrograde ('Rx') in fact-based Virgo until September 15, 2023, here's a review or a reconsideration of the 19 North Eclipse under which Election 2016 and Inauguration 2017 took place. For as you know, our reality vs fiction fantasy issues continue, with the primary example of Trump's "Big Lie" causing most of the trouble.

DC Horoscope: Sept 1, 2016 Eclipse @9Vir21 Opposed by transit Neptune Rx in Shady, Contagious Pisces

Study notes are penned on the chart for the curious, plus, a few current planetary positions are highlighted in lavender (Mars @28Virgo, the Mars-Saturn midpoint @12Sagittarius, and Saturn @4Pisces conjunct 19 North's rebellious Uranus-Pluto midpoint indicating potentials for self-will, egoism, hatred, exposure to great pressure, separation bwo major force - R. Ebertin); also see lower left corner for Cupido conjunct IC, the Foundation and HOW? Point of all horoscopes:

Major factors in the above Eclipse Horoscope include the planetary aspects to the 19 North Eclipse (@9Vir21) which are listed here and on the chart:

Squares from the Mars-Saturn conjunction (the death axis: rebellion; physical abuse), an opposition from deceptive, subversive Neptune Rx in Pisces (truth vs fiction; fraud; lies; confusion, chaos), a trine from Pluto (assistance from powerful, hidden people, and from certain government officials), and a sesqui-square of complexity from anarchist Uranus, planet of attack, radical reforms, disruption, revolt, upheaval, and more chaos.

In addition, a few Sabian Symbols are also marked on the chart as are the Themes of 19 North, highlighted in orange, and paraphrased from Brady's Predictive Astrology #ad.

Then looking ahead to Election Year 2024, there's a significant transit to the 19 North Eclipse Horoscope coming on March 3, 2024 when transit Saturn, Lord of Karma, and the legal eagle planet, lands directly upon Neptune (10Pis18) in the 2017 Inauguration Horoscope. Check out the bi-wheel showing the Saturn-to-Neptune transit which is aka, the 'grim face of reality' transit.

May fantasist Trump the fraudster finally face reality if not forced to do so prior to March 2024.

Feb 16, 2023

19 North Eclipse 2016 and Valkyrie 1944

Eclipses: Cosmic Time Links in History

by Jude Cowell

Made famous in our day by a film starring Tom Cruise, Operation Valkyrie was a real event, one of over 40 assassination attempts against Adolf Hitler, and the most well-known attempt by Germany's high-ranking military officers of aristocratic descent. Many of them had also committed crimes, but to their credit, the plotters wanted to end the war and bring down the brutal, murderous, racist, psychopathic Hitler regime. However, as you know, the briefcase bomb exploded during the meeting at Hitler's Wolf's Lair headquarters, but the damage didn't reach Herr H himself, more's the pity.

The failed assassination attempt took place in what is now Poland on July 20, 1944, the very day of a Solar Eclipse @27Cancer in the 19 North Saros Series. Of significance to current US events of a fascist-nazi nature, is the fact that 19 North is the series in which our 2016 Presidential Election took place as well as the 2017 Inauguration of foreign agent orange (horoscope linked, below).

As a cosmic time link, we can note that the 19 North Eclipse of 1944 manifested in opposition to America's 1776 Pluto which suggests "a critical point in karmic development" when arrives a choice between "striving for higher attainments on the spiritual plane" - or, "reverting to animalism" (R. Lineman). It's no stretch to see the connection between America's turn from the animalism during the Hitler era and World War II, and its tragic embrace by a mobster-like figurehead and his rabid followers in our day as the struggle of a pro-democacy America against fascism (which opens the door to nazism) continues toward Election 2024 and beyond.

We might even say that in America circa 2016, a big bad wolf crashed into the henhouse, and on January 20, 2017, the thieving wolf was allowed to take over the egg-shaped Oval Office, vowing to "end" American carnage, yet we now see its flowering via his 'failed insurrection coup 2021', and violent events perpetrated all around our nation against children and others with weapons sales promoted by the NRA - and most crimes having obvious links between "white power" then and now.

DC Horoscope: 19 North Eclipse @9Vir21 September 1, 2016 5:03:06 am EDT:

'Big Lie' Beliefs Float Upon Fluffy Clouds of Neptune

With approximately one third of US voters swayed by the rhetoric of Herr Trump, the September 1, 2016 repetition of a 19 North Eclipse was unfortunately opposed by transit Neptune in Pisces, a cosmic implication of falsehoods, fraud, deception, delusion, dissolution, illusion, and gaslighting if there ever was one. 2016 Neptune was used by enemies of America to create a cosmic counterbalance to the fact-based themes of 19 North:

"Realism; coming down to earth and seeing an old situation for what it really is; a good time for tackling the truth" (paraphrasing B. Brady). Disappointingly, Neptune in Pisces clouded every issue within the public discourse and continues to do so, including within the Neptunian realms of mass media and the masses, aka, the Collective.

Aspects to the above Eclipse contain potentials of rebellion, belligerent use of force (square Mars), immature people taking the easy way out and denying reality (square Saturn), reality vs fantasy, chaos, confusion, self-delusion (opposite Neptune), and people who can see beneath superficial layers of reality (trine Pluto, with Pluto conjunct US 'Powell' Moon of July 1, 1776 notated on the horoscope as turmoil, emotional trauma, upsets, strong emotions).

Then for political involvement in 2023, we have only to consider which party was founded under the nebulous rays of Neptune in Pisces: the Republican Party of 1854. The party's recent Neptune Return spotlights the planet's dissolving and undermining functions as absurd conspiracies and false ideals lead their 'maga' agenda into superficial pursuits designed to neglect the country's real issues and concerns which need serious attention on Capitol Hill. Yet as authoritarian Republicans know, an America collapsed into chaos is a good time to attempt to establish a new form of government, as history shows, be it fascist as it may be.

So my fuss for today is that the "old situation" that every voter in 2016 should have seen for what it really was and is describes the brutal animalism of fascism and nazism, and the choice Americans had - and still have - to choose a higher course for our country going forward as Election 2024 nears.

Dec 31, 2022

118th Congress: Jupiter and Algol Rise

by Jude Cowell

When the Republican Party formed in 1854, did the founders consider themselves a death cult in the making? Probably not, yet that's how far-right insurrection-leaning members and QAnon coup enthusiasts can be described these days especially after Tr*mp's attempted overthrow of the US government on January 6, 2021. Of course, the party's close financial-and-ideological relationship to the NRA resonates well with the Republicans' violence and drastic measures they take and advocate (the NRA, a 'death axis' Mars-Saturn affair - in Capricorn, no less).

So below you'll find a link to the 118th Congress' Horoscope/s of the new session gaveling in on January 3, 2023 with Republicans (mis)leading the House of Representatives. Well, members of death cults do not represent this particular American, in the House or anywhere else, how about you?

Now previously appearing on SO'W is the horoscope of the first public January 6th Select Committee Hearing where we find 1Ari26 conjunct IC, or the Foundation or Basis of the 8:00 pm edt Public Hearing (remember the hearing was held in "prime time"). Planet of politics, finance, and religion, Jupiter, was then @5Ari04 (4th house) with veiling, mystical Neptune @25Pis21 in 3rd house and conjunct the Pluto-North-Node midpoint (attaining power through force). A cosmic link to this 2021 Hearing horoscope and the Jupiter-Neptune pair of grand schemes, speculation, inflation, and fraud turn up in the 118th Congress Horoscope when we set it for January 3, 2023 at 11:27 am est.

Why 11:27 am on January 3rd?

For the symbolism of expansive Jupiter rising at that moment over Capitol Hill along with the malevolent, enraged, and violent fixed star Algol, asteroid Nemesis (the unbeatable foe), and the Anti-Vertex (similar to an Ascendant, a What? point) - all at 1Aries+ this degree points toward the first public J6 hearing as the Basis of House Republicans' mad efforts to fight back against their own cupability - even though their sabotaging activities on January 6th were plain for all to see on TV. As you know, back in the day, 'fascism' and 'Nazism' were death cults as was the "America First" movement, and as is the regeneration of that movement now under figurehead Tr*mp whose star seems to be fading - or under the next cult leader the Republicans nominate for the 2024 campaign. And astrologically, it looks as if Florida's Ron DeSantis might carry off the golden goose for the GOP.

So if you have a chance, dear reader, set up a horoscope of this lamentable cosmic circumstance of increased (Jupiter) malevolent (Algol) enemies (Nemesis) as a symbolic Horoscope of the 118th Congress with revenge on the Republican House's menu and two years of a far-right (far-reich) political circus the American populace must struggle through while "the people's business" will be all but ignored, and has been made, it seems, a thing of the past if "own the libs" Republicans have their way. These barbaric totalitarians and saboteurs really are aiming directly at Election 2024, you know.

Now here's a previous post showing two versions of 118th Congress Horoscopes, one set for 9:00 am est, the other for 12 noon with contentious Mars as chart and session ruler.

Then there's one more curious cosmic synchronicity for those who prefer a 5:09/10 pm horoscope for America's founding (July 4, 1776): the January 3, 2023 pile-up of Jupiter-Algol-Nemesis-Anti-Vertex (rising or not) lands upon the IC/Foundation of the 1776 chart set for 5:09/10 pm LMT with IC @00Ari53 (conjunct the Aries Point of World Events), for when rounded up to "1Aries" the word picture provides a descriptive Sabian Symbol suitable for the basis of our nation's founding: "A Woman Has Arisen Out of the Ocean, a Seal Is Embracing Her" (one from the many!).

And that, of course, refers to America's Great Seal with its esoteric symbols, mysterious reverse side - and the pyramid of power with the all-seeing eye. If America's ultimate destiny is of interest to anyone, that is.

Related Posts include: The Story of America's Great Seal. Plus, maybe we can agree that the Republican Party's recent five-fer Neptune Return really undermined their connection to reality and truth, didn't it? Purposefully, I think, by which I mean they've used it to their advantage via spreading misinformation, paranoia, rumors, and promoting mass delusion and wacky conspiracy theories. The party's behavior now makes me wonder what exactly they were up to in 1854 with fraudster Neptune in shady, secretive Pisces, besides the lead-up to the Civil War. Perhaps for the curious reader, a Timeline of the era's events would provide clues about some of the stuff the party's founders were involved with 164 years ago.

If you wish, check out Astrology King's info concerning Algol in late Taurus.

Dec 18, 2022

Re: Those Negative Nabobs of Neptune

by Jude Cowell

Since transit Neptune in shady Pisces remains within orb of opposing US 1776 Neptune in fact-based Virgo (22Vir25; clash of ideologies; plus, racial and other persecutions), I felt compelled to look back at the 1854 Republican Party's Neptune Return of December 29, 2018 (14Pis01; last return in a series due to the Gaseous Giant's retrograde periods), and marvelled at how much information can be found in the conspiratorial party's Neptune Return Horoscope, information that continues to apply today, and which will affect the very significant Election Day 2024 (basically, a Mars Return for Vatican II, a Neptunian endeavor in more ways than one).

So by the end of 2018 into 2019 (depending on which founding data you use for the R-party to calculate return charts) a one-hundred-sixty-four-year cycle completed and a new cycle of Neptunian enterprise and underhanded schemes began for the win-at-any-cost organization of saboteurs demanding control of the US government as they work under the imprint of fascism and nazism - against democracy and the US Constitution. Besides: we learned from frowny face Mussolini years ago that statism + corporatism = fascism, so basically, America is practically, if not formally, there.

And all getting a hoof-hold under Trumpism which has enabled the R-party to throw off any previous facade of courtesy or decency and reveal its true nature of violence, greed, misogyny, and malevolent bigotry. And they operate under the delusion that violent white "supremacy" is a step up on the evolutionary ladder of humanity (!) when it's actually the lowest of the low: primal violence and barbaric animalism. Can it be any more obvious that the destructive spirit roams the Earth?

So I'm guessing that the R-party's first-ever Neptune Return spotlights several of Neptune's realms and tricks such as masks and disguises so that the GOP's frilly underpants now show to an alarming degree. Euw.

Meanwhile, on December 19, 2018 we discussed here The Long Shadow of Neptune in Pisces which, as noted, has yet to come to a close, however lingering and drawn out its 'cease and desist' period may prove to be. But naturally, we can't expect that gas lighting Neptune's undermining effects of fraud and sabotage will end with a snap - but with more of a wimper and fade. Even so, if yours truly is around by then, I look forward to transit Neptune in Mars-ruled Aries, a period also containing confusion, but which may harbor greater concern for the social welfare of society, something long missing from the Republican Party's arsenal of austerity, objectivism, intolerance, and totalitarianism.

As we now see, all Republicans have to offer is what no one wants!

So we should note that transit Neptune first enters Aries at the very end of March 2025, then slips back into contagious, mystical Pisces in October until re-entering Aries in late January 2026.

Then will it possible with the urge-to-merge planet in action-oriented Aries that the common good could receive a boost from Neptune's compassionate side? We must hope so for the sake of all humanity.

A Related Post: DC Horoscope: 118th Congress Opens January 3, 2023 with 'The Conspiracy Party' in charge of the people's House and performing a master class in clownishness and non-governing from their sorry-bummed menu of mis-rule and showing their obssession over Hunter Biden with which they hope to gas light the American public into worrying about 'Hunter's laptop' more than the criminality of the GOP.

Above: NASA photo of planet Neptune.

Oct 17, 2022

Mars to Trump's Prez Bid New Moon

by Jude Cowell

Dear Reader: In view of current events, and with planet Mars in Gemini at perigee (close to Earth) until March 2023, I thought you and I should check out warrior planet Mars in relation to its position in the Trump Prez Bid Horoscope of June 16, 2015 since Mars conjoined the 2015 New Moon on the morning of Trump's downward escalator ride in Trump Tower and his disturbing announcement replete with bigoted insults which set the tone for what became his regime. As you know, Trump was born with Mars rising along with royal Regulus, a star that cautions against taking revenge, plus, his 10th house trio of Uranus-NN-Sun are nearby the Prez Bid New Moon of 2015. Since that morning, these cosmic conditions have worried me on behalf of my country. The following post is a result:

Search for significant events occurring in June 2022 and you'll find a variety from monkeypox outbreaks to vaccines, to the G-7 Summit held in Schloss Elmau, Germany (as in 2015) from June 26 to June 28, 2022 when support was pledged for Ukraine. Astrologically, on June 28, 2022, transit Neptune, slow-mover that it is, stationed retrograde @25Pis26:36, pausing upon the Mercury-Pluto midpoint in Trump's 'Prez Bid' New Moon Horoscope of June 16, 2015 (shown, below).

Therefore, because the orange blighter won't hush up about his loss of the 2020 Election and acts as if he'll run in 2024 (for fund-raising purposes), I'm asking you, dear reader, to consider the rounded-up Sabian Symbol (26Pisces) of lumbering Neptune's station back on June 28th: "A New Moon That Divides Its Influences." Is that similar to the at-best divided loyalty of a US president who thinks more of foreign autocrats than he does the leaders and officials of his own country? He makes it easy to think so.

26Pisces: negative expression: "a completely disruptive vacillation" (M.E. Jones). Well, chaos-creator Trump is nothing if not disruptive. In fact, his vanity basks in it!

So here are the potentials of the midpoint picture formed by transit Neptune June 28, 2022 in relation to Trump's initial step into presidential politics (his golden escalator ride and announcement) with its Mercury-Pluto flavors of cruel words and possibilities of: 'intelligence activities; political talk that offers abrupt changes to some functions; orbital weapons or toxic gases; secrets concerning business or transportation; communications between intelligence gathering agencies; self-destructive impulses in business; road breakdowns (M. Munkasey); R. Ebertin adds: 'a demagogue or plagiarist; the art of persuasion; fraudulent misrepresentation in speaking or writing; a convincing speaker; slyness, cunning, craftiness; hastiness; impatience; irritability; overtaxing one's strength'. Then Noel Tyl chimes in with a rousing, "Overdoing issues drains energy and wears out one's welcome." Sounds like a Trump rally a la 2022 to me. And it's become next to impossible to even read a post about him, hasn't it? Same goes for typing about him!

Prez Bid New Moon June 16, 2015 @25Gem07 = Mars

Meanwhile, in his book The 360 Degrees of the Zodiac (#ad), Adriano Carelli doesn't round-up degrees so it's 25Gemini ("A Man Holding An Open Book") to which he adds a very interesting example, "Here is the degree of the point of equidistance" (Sun-Moon) "of the coup-d'etat that overthrew the Fascist regime on July 25, 1943." How fabulous! I want a bunch of that overthrow energy for America circa 2022+! And for all other nations that demand freedom and independence from murderous dictators!

Anyway, above is a bi-wheel of demagogue Trump's prez bid New Moon (inner) and the October 30, 2022 Mars Station @25Gem36 (outer) with Mars conjunct not only Trump's prez bid New Moon ("that divides its influences") in chatty, duplicitous Gemini (@26Gemini: "A Man Trimming Palms" - he did! $50 per audience member!), but the October 30th Halloween-esque Mars station also hits the New Moon's Mars (24Gem35). Warrior planet Mars is perigee right now (close to Earth, heating things up) so it's siognificant that transit Mars returns to his 2015 degree three times (listed center of the bi-wheel: Oct 18, 2022, NOVEMBER 11, 2022, and Mar 13, 2023). Obviously, November 11th is a few days beyond Midterms 2022 but we know election results will extend for who-knows-how-long, and Trump's big mouth is certain to be involved.

Then if we take this significant Gemini New Moon (also conjunct the Discovery Degree of erratic Uranus 1781 - Trump's guiding planet of chaos) as if it's a solar eclipse (power which some lunations can muster) with aggressive Mars conjunct it, we have conditions of headstrong people with violent tendencies who can be prodded into misguided situations intended to settle issues despite any negative karmic indications - and rarely do they undertand the full significance or the ultimate consequences of their actions against society. The ones who do understand, know what they're doing - and they don't care.

In addition, we shouldn't forget a major influence that colored the entire year: the Spring Equinox Solar Eclipse that brought Trump's Prez Bid New Moon which fell into the 17 South Saros Series because 17 South, working through a POTUS-pretending Trump, sure eclipsed America, plus, 17S themes account for at least some of why one third of American voters could be so easily bamboozled by 'agent orange for president' and line up behind his misbegotten regime. For it was good news and success, even for bad actors.

And yes, we've discussed such topics before. Example: Year 2015: Our Trump Troubles Begin.

So as Midterms 2022 arrive in a few days with a Taurus Lunar Eclipse conjunct Uranus in tow, my hope is that these astro-notes on the 2015 Prez Bid New Moon might inspire a voter or two with Blue Tsunami leanings because it will take a landslide for democracy to vanquish the orange blighter and his cheating, fascist-leaning comrades.

So in closing, I'll say this: for years I've heard that what frightens politicians the most is the large population in the United States - so if that's true, we have the perfect tool that can cast out the anti-government types, the grifters, charletans, wackos, and bigots who work to undermine the US Constitution, often on behalf of foreign governments, while believing they can reverse time!

So let's Vote Blue to Save America in massive numbers! She is, after all, worth the effort.

Oct 5, 2022

Right-Wing calls for Civil War grow louder

Recently seditious right-wing calls for another Civil War have been re-spotlighted during the current trial of J6 militia leader Stewart Rhodes who calls himself a patriot. In fact, he and his comrades are using his trial for the purpose of promoting the seditious idea.

So perhaps you remember that it was not so long ago we discussed such topics with a display of the 1861 Civil War Horoscope surrounded by transits emphasizing Neptune in Pisces conjunct the 1861 War's Ascendant (the War itself) with the deceptive Mercury-Neptune conjunction rising. Note that Mercury-Neptune with more Neptune = "added dreaminess to thinking and reasoning; contriving ideas and solutions--" (M. Munkasey).

And of course, Herr Trump, cult leader of Mr. Rhodes, would be lost if he couldn't constantly express and use his deceptive, gossip-loving, propagandizing, loose-lipped Mercury-Neptune square which resonates all too well with the 1861 War's Mercury-Neptune = ASC of exploitation.

Pluto in Capricorn: Ready For His Close-Up

So politically speaking, underneath it all the Republican Party's Neptune in Pisces (1854) is being masterfully used for its abilities to deceive, confuse, disguise, cloud, erode, undermine, gaslight, and sabotage what originally is America's Neptune in fact-based Virgo of 1776, and this opposition times a karmic, titanic transit of ideological and generational clashes, along with persecutions of various kinds including those fueled by racism and misogyny. And to make matters more complex and unstable, our Neptunian problems are occurring in tandem with America's first-ever Pluto Return/s ('Mr. Hades' shown above) occurring all through 2022 - and with a worldwide authoritarian political movement recognizing current conditions as a huge opportunity to overwhelm democracy and freedom - long-planned.

Same with the predicted global recession made worse by Fed head Jerome Powell's overdone interest rate increases. Instituting a windfall profits tax in the US would help economic matters but will Republicans agree? Since GOP-ers want societal conditions to worsen to weaken Democrats before the 2022 Midterms, of course not. The US could also freeze oil prices - but one glitch: which politicians hold oil and gas shares in their stock portfolios?

Meanwhile, a wider view shows that such negative societal conditions are being promoted, supported, and funded by the global totalitarianism movement (which tends to rise when the Earth heats up), and unfortunately America's power position in the world has been eroded while we watched.

No wonder America right now is like a kitten tangled in sinister string! My suspicion is that calls for world government will soon grow louder, too, with the nation-state concept thrown under the proverbial bus. Listen for it! And if you can, keep tabs on the transiting positions of Juno, the nation-state asteroid, and Ceres, asteroid of democracy.

Because, sad to say, the world is going to miss America when she's gone.

Three Related Posts: Oct 8, 2022: Pluto Turns Direct @26Capricorn (DC Horoscope shown) conjunct US Inaugural Midheaven, a milestone indicator. And, speaking of a second civil war, riots in the streets, and the long-planned sabotage of America see Who Is Albert Pike? (video included), a plotter of sedition in the 1800s along with his comrade, Guiseppe Mazzini, founder of the Sicilian mafia; plus, Mercury-Neptune and the Presidential Records Act.

Aug 17, 2022

America's initial Mercury-Neptune Cycle

Horoscope: Sept 14, 1775 2:28:45 am LMT Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Mercury-Neptune Conjunct @22Vir25:21

Mercury Thinks, Plans, Schemes as Titanic Neptune on a Bad Day Spreads Lies, Fear, Paranoia, and Sabotage

by Jude Cowell

On SO'W, the planetary pair of Mercury and Neptune turns up quite often in a variety of configurations, not the least of which are the First Shot of the Civil War (Mercury-Neptune = Ascendant: 'being exploited' - N. Tyl), and the natal Mercury-Neptune square of orator Donald Tr*mp, an aspect that Alan Oken labeled, The Sneaky Mind.

Now personally, as a descendant of CSA soldiers, I can't consider it a coincidence that Uranian Tr*mp the chaos agent of sabotage and espionage uses this deceptive, fantasy-prone square to promote his Big Lie along with all his other lies and schemes in order to lead the global criminal network of white supremacists, fasc*sts, and naz*s into fomenting an alleged second 'Civil War' in America.

Well, this orange-haired foreign asset and his comrades have managed to pit 1/3 of the country against the rest, haven't they? And naturally, the American Revolution, which began in 1775, is also being used by Trumpian insurrectionists, thugs, and their wealthy corporate backers for malevolent propaganda purposes to fool Republican voters and grasp power and control. In their hot little minds, a government take-over is in progress but we can stop them as we did in 1933 with President Joe Biden in FDR's role.

See Zealotry and the Civil War's Progressed Full Moon (the War's 1861 and Progressed Full Moon horoscopes are shown). And US Events of 1775.

So here's an excerpt from a previous post, linked, below:

The Combination of Mercury-Neptune

"Sociological Correspondence: Actors, deceitful people, liars."

Footnote: "Under Sociological Correspondence of Mercury/Neptune one should add "so-called saints," i.e., people who are found under this combination sometimes appear in every way perfect, they appear to have no faults until one day it is discovered they are almost the reverse of what they appeared to be. This is sometimes the case with actors who have to wear a mask which is not in accord with their personality, or in the case of diplomats who play a part in the course of their work and say something different from what they think. In these cases this describes the work they do" (R. Ebertin). Excerpted from Trump's Mercury-Neptune.

So let's go ahead and close this post featuring the highly imaginative duo of Mercury and Neptune and Tr*mp's brazen use of its energies with a link to a previous post concerning Leaders Who Rule on a Whim for we've certainly seen what such an unfit, loose cannon, disloyal president can lead America into and what our democratic Republic can very well do without: any form of fasc*sm, naz*sm, or any other -ism that enemies of our nation have in their scheming, grasping minds.

Aug 16, 2022

America 1776: Enlightenment Principles not Religion and Joe Biden Signs a Bill!

Neptune Ascends by Jude Cowell

Admittedly, with the ongoing transit of Neptune in Pisces opposing America's 1776 Neptune in Virgo, religious persecution is only one of the effects of the opposition along with a generational clash of ideals, ideologies, and beliefs. Oceanic Neptune, planet of inspiration, spirituality, and the Divine Source, is fancifully shown in the above pencil drawing rising or ascending and by this I attempt to symbolize in this post the rise of certain religious factions over America's tradition of secularism.

Yet as most Americans must know, this nation was founded upon Enlightenment Principles inspired by those of the European Enlightenment, aka, the Age of Enlightenment. Now one consequence of such rational, lofty principles was the American Revolution so how dumb is it that far-right politicians and their Jan 6th insurrectionists have used "1776" as a rallying cry while promoting their unBiblical brand of religion.

For we know that most of the Founding Fathers, as we like to call them, were not Christians but Deists with beliefs nothing like those of the current crop of power-mad 'Christian' Nationalists promoting authoritarian theocracy for America and pretending that the nation has always been what they call, Christian. In fact, though unfairly tarred with an anti-religiois brush, Founding Father Thomas Paine, author of The Age of Reason, was not against God at all,

"It is only by exercise of reason that man can discover God. Take away that reason, and he would be incapable of understanding anything." Right there we find irrational religionists with their highly emotional biases on behalf of some sort of bizarre religion-slash-politics and demonstrating a complete lack of reasoning ability.

Great News! At 4:02 pm edt I watched President Joe Biden sign his progressive Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, a transformative piece of legislation on behalf of America. With Sagittarius rising in DC (19Sag33) and chart-ruler Jupiter Rx in Aries and making no applying aspects (no interference like a VOC Moon?), I hope things proceed well with this bill, although delays are suggested (Rx). However, Venus in Leo rules the Midheaven (The Goal), both Venus and Jupiter are money planets, and Venus makes a beneficial trine with Jupiter so we have that going for us! Meanwhile, the leader (Sun) is apex of a YOD pattern with the spiritually infused Neptune-Pluto sextile at its base. Therefore, it was time for the President to act and bring resolution to the many crises in US society, in this, a "season of substance." And if we read the YOD trio as a midpoint picture, we find: "transforming life to alter or otherwise change existing patterns of personal growth" (M. Munkasey). As he said in his pre-signing remarks, Joe Biden believes in America and the American people!

Now back to my fuss:

So actually, these far-right seditionists are anarchists, more political than religious and yet are supported by the Christian Right. (In other words, they joined forces in order to grab power and control.) So you've probably noticed that the movement promotes a US government based on 1930s/1940s-style brutality, oppression, primal violence, and, in a word,nazism where might allegedly makes right. Of course, that's only if murder is "right," which it is not. A quick reading of the Ten Commandments tells anyone that.

Eclipse and Historical Cycles Echo One Another

Now some folks would have us believe that for these anti-societal criminals their 'time has come' but for America this was not the case in in the 1930s and it isn't written in stone now. However, on the level of timing, it's significant that a solar eclipse in the same Saros Series as the 'Nazis Rise To Power' Eclipse of 1932, the 6 South, will occur on October 25, 2022 @2Scorpio conjunct Venus which I've titled, 'A House Raising'. This we have discussed on SO'W before and seems to relate to congressional House seats in particular, so it's notable that the October 2022 6 South Eclipse will directly influence our 2022 Midterms - as will a Lunar Eclipse conjunct Uranus @16Taurus manifesting on that very day, and will 'eclipse' the Venus-Mars conjunction (16 Taurus) of a certain Austrian psychopath born long ago.

America Based on Enlightenment Principles not Religion

Meanwhile, on an astrological level, we can turn to Uranus for science and rationality and Neptune for faith and religion. Perhaps a quick consideration of the planetary pair of Uranus-Neptune may be interesting along with a note about their aspects back in 1776 when America was founded.

The Uranus-Neptune duo a la Michael Munkasey:

"Changes in social and political structures due to new ideals and dreams of the future; insight and invention; reforms with lofty ideals."

Now in each of the horoscopes for July 1 and July 4, 1776 that I considered for this post, I see that America enjoyed - enjoys - a Saturn-Uranus trine (ideals become reality; putting ideas into form) and a Neptune-Pluto trine (working for improved social reforms). Yet as you know, we've been under the sway of a transiting Saturn-Uranus square stirring up rebellion against authority which we've seen from riled up anarchists, seditionists, and saboteurs working against our country. And yes, these tumultuous activities have been interfering with progress (Uranus), of course, but somehow, on this very day, President Biden's signing of the Inflation Reduction Act has lifted up our 1776 Neptune-Pluto trine through the form of the transiting Neptune-Pluto sextile of opportunity nestled at the base of a YOD pattern - a turning point - activating a concerned leader to take action via today's Sun in Leo.

So I agree with Joe B: never bet against America!

A Related Post: America's 1776 Neptune in Virgo Turned Retrograde by Progression - in 1953!.

Feb 22, 2022

That Time a GOP Gaggle Spent July 4th in Moscow

February 22, 2022

Republicans, Moscow, Neptune, & Furry Foxes Yapping

by Jude Cowell

Image: 'Journey to Neptune'; pencil on paper; by Jude Cowell

Mystical Neptune is the planet closely associated with Russia (its 'totem planet' as Uranus is America's 'totem planet'), and perhaps you remember how a group of Republican Congressmen Skulked over to Moscow for the 4th of July, 2018, but they weren't in Russia to complain about Putin aiding Tr*mp in the November 2016 Election, oh no. They were there to say, no criticism for You, comrades. What else they divulged, I don't know. Intel? A financial pay-off? Uncertain. Perhaps a scandal will reveal some secrets left over from the July 2018 Jupiter-Neptune square on or around April 12, 2022 when a new cycle of the frothy pair begins (see the Jupiter-Neptune Conjunction link, below).

Now with Midterms 2022 arriving later this year on the very same day as a revealing Lunar Eclipse in Taurus, I freely admit to my culpability in 'renaming' the Republican Party with labels such as The Conspiracy Party, and worse. Well, to tell you the truth, it's been super easy to do because of their sorry behavior toward America, their disrespect for democracy and the US Constitution, their disdain for the American people, their neglect of the common good, their slavish adherence to figurehead Tr*mp - plus the fact that the political party of 1854 has now experienced its first-ever Neptune Return which has actually been a drawn-out five-fer of returns due to slow-moving planet Neptune's retrogradation periods. Follow the link to view the fifth of five returns which occurred on December 29, 2018 for it bookends the party's entire Return period begun in 2017, and includes the July 4th 2018 visit of the Republicans to Moscow (Senators Shelby, Johnson, Kennedy, Daines, Hoeven, Moran, and Thune, plus, Representative Kay Granger of Texas).

Cycle of Neptune = 164 Years: 1854 + 164 = 2018

Of course, the exact dates of the party's Neptune Return/s depend upon which founding data is used to calculate the party's horoscope. For this, I've used the March 20, 1854 chart set for Ripon, Wisconsin with Neptune @14Pis01, a degree that evokes the symbol of "A Lady In Fox Fur," an appropriate word picture for the Murdoch-supported GOP, imho, with "foxy" being another word for cunning and seductive.

Talking Points: 'The Neptune Party' Parrots Putin

So of course, urge-to-merge Neptune, positively representing the Divine Source and humanity's higher inspiration faculty, negatively tends to be associated in this old world with deception, the Big Lie, fraud, corruption, rottenness, malicious schemes, loss, conspiracies, gaslighting, scandals, unreality, fakery, propaganda, photography/film, camera ops and special effects, spiritualism, poisons, toxins, all liquids, gas, oil, fumes, heists and thefts, speculation, inflation, bubbles, disguises, illusions and delusions, instability, dissolution, disappointment, and undermining activities of subversion such as sabotage and treason. Of course, contagious infections are Neptunian as well - as transit Neptune floating through its own sign of Pisces has tragically demonstrated.

And even now, with Putin's threat against Ukraine in the news and on the authoritarian's to-do list, Republicans and their talking heads in the far-right media are propagandizing that Putin can "smell" President Biden's "weakness," two more words inspired by Neptunian energies attempting to create instability and mistrust in society, in order to promote the GOP's ultimate goal of 'taking back' the House and Senate in November 2022, by all means necessary. A 'talking points' link between Putin and the GOP isn't difficult to imagine.

Now astrologically, you'll notice in the December 29, 2018 Horoscope linked, above, that the Sagittarian ASC is ruled by expansive boundary-breaker Jupiter, with 2018 Jupiter squaring Neptune - the Republican Party's Neptune. Astro-Notes concerning this transit are penned in the center of the chart and intended for the curious to read, if need be. Victimized by illusions is a pretty good description of the Jupiter-square-Neptune transit and of its results upon the party and its voters who believe - or pretend to believe - whatever conspiracy they like, no matter how outrageous. They imagine that there's a 'higher purpose' to all the deception and corruption they engage with and pass along, as if 'the ends justify the means'. But I say, this is fallacious.

So if you suspect that the April 12, 2022 Jupiter-Neptune Conjunction in secretive Pisces will be signficant for the Republican Party in its current Neptunian condition (and thus for America) as the new planetary cycle of the gaseous duo begins, then I'm glad to say we're on the same page, dear reader.

A Related Post: An American Tragedy of Mass Delusion which will be egged on by April's Jupiter-Neptune combination of expansive, misguided energies.

Dec 18, 2021

Astro-Notes: An American Tragedy of Mass Delusion

by Jude Cowell

Saturday December 18, 2021

With a chunk of the US population suffering from the negative effects of what Dr. Carl Jung termed, "delusional ideas," a look at certain astrological implications might reveal what lurks beneath and within the veil. For this I'm using a US Horoscope, a July 4, 1776 version, which I may never have published here before but there's a reason: the Moon falls @23AQ12 which moves the mundane Moon (We The People) closer than in most other July 4th charts to an inconjunct with nebulous Neptune (@22Vir24). Plus, Neptune is rising at 10:36 am LMT, (as you see, below) which places US Mars @21Gem11 conjunct Midheaven ('MC' = The Goal, our warrior selves), making our national Mars-Neptune square Angular, thus prominent and active.

Now as you remember, America's natal Mars-Neptune square is well known for causing problems domestically and abroad, not the least of which involve the Neptunian realms of The Unconscious which tend toward inspiration on a good day - the Divine Source - but may often bring delusion, deception, confusion, corruption, misunderstanding, weakness, erosion, loss, and/or disappointment. Plus, misguided actions, misdirected energy, self-destructive motivation, and 'the fog of war' can so easily result from the mishandling of a Mars-Neptune square. And has. After all, refusing to deal with reality makes eventual self-destruction almost a certainty - unless we pull out of it. So let's look at --

A Moon-Neptune Veil Within and Surrounding America

"Greater than all physical dangers are the tremendous effects of delusional ideas which are yet denied all reality by our world-blinded consciousness. Our much vaunted reason and boundlessly overestimated will are sometimes utterly powerless in the face of 'unreal' thoughts." - Dr. Carl Jung, speaking about America which he identified as prone to societal breakdown "due to mass delusion" and this is where we find ourselves today - with enemies who take advantage of our weakened condition, purposefully made worse by saboteurs.

But We The People do not have to accept this even though the erosion began years ago, much of it with the 1981 Inauguration of Reagan. But it's only now that a greater number of citizens recognize the significance of our psychological/emotional problems and the practical issues that illusion and delusion impact in 'the real world' - delusions such as 'Neoliberalism', financial scam that it is. For as you know, facing our monsters realistically in the light of day is the only way to vanquish them, otherwise they grow and multiply. Which means that we have approximately 2/3 of the US population able and willing (?!) to engage!

Now you've probably read articles about this topic such as Salon's December 14, 2021 piece by Nicole Karlis tentatively entitled, Is America experiencing mass psychosis? to which I must answer, Yes - too many of us are, about one third. And transit Neptune - floating through its own sign of shady Pisces since 2012 - and within orb of opposing US Neptune in Virgo since 2019 - has not helped psychological conditions or the health of the Neptunian Collective Unconscious at all. And of course, contagious Neptune in Pisces is a cosmic signature attributed to the Republican Party of 1854.

In addition, astrological Neptune is known as the planet of the masses and of mass media whose members so often promote the deceptive propaganda and the gaslighting that corrupt politicians and their enablers depend upon for waging political campaigns, staying in office, and lining their pockets, perhaps by fraudulent schemes. You know how they do.

So for this particular study of mass delusion, aka, mass psychosis or "delusional ideas" of folks living in fantasyland, let's consider the duo of Moon (the people, the public, public mood, public trends) and Neptune (the masses, delusion, deception, creativity, inspiration, spirituality, the urge to merge). Of course, the Moon-Pluto pair ('public; psychology/ manipulation') is also involved but for brevity's sake, let's focus this post on Moon-Neptune which also relates to the current state in the US of Evangelicals and other religious types longing for Theocracy in America, but that's a Neptunian topic quite beyond the scope of this post.

Horoscope: America (via Zip Dobyns) set for July 4, 1776 10:36 am LMT Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

Highlighted in green is a YOD pattern ('Finger of God': a special task, turning point, crisis, karmic opportunity, and/or health issues); the YOD/s are penned, upper right, and notated with a few midpoint picture potentials within the YOD/s which involve 'deception of the people, misguided imaginations, and/or erroneous judgments based on feelings'. Naturally, taking action based on 'gut feelings' is implied while logic and reason are bypassed. Such tendencies in the American character have been taken advantage of for decades (or centuries!) but the current crop of politicians and political operatives in the US have taken such exploitation to a higher (lower) level, a 'professional' level for those who take Moon-Neptune conditions as having anything to reveal about mass delusion, fantasy worlds, and erroneous judgments based on incorrect perceptions and assumptions.

Plus, when the Moon is apex planet in a YOD pattern, faulty assimilation of impressions is a major issue and out-of-tune reactions are typical. But with the Moon's traditional role as a timing device (as is a YOD), we can hope that Luna's fluctuating nature helps lead to a destined change at just the right moment so that freedom from the negative images of the past can occur and the basic needs of the populace allows nurturing so that the interests of the weaker among us are uplifted. I believe the Moon's positive course is what our Democratic president represents because with 'the old guy', we'd still be stuck at the crossroads of the YOD, unsure which path to take while fearing that destructive 'solutions' and events were America's only possibilities. We can leave the orange menace behind - unless a well-deserved mugshot turns up!

Now as you see, the horoscope's ruler is the 10th house Mercury Rx (Rx because Mercury, planet of signing, documents, negotiations, oration, and planning) signifies that the Founders actually completed signing the Declaration of Independence on August 2, 1776 with Mercury direct, a better cosmic condition than a retrograde Mercury. Therefore, the August 2nd signing was in a sense a "do-over" (Rx).

So it's the sextile between Mercury and Neptune that forms the base of the YOD pattern/s (Mercury also sextiles the Virgo Ascendant which is not technically a YOD but the midpoint picture of 'Mercury-ASC = Moon' still applies). See lower left, for brief notes on the Mercury-Neptune sextile involving tendencies toward obfuscation, fantasy-infused thinking vs practicality or pragmatism, and denotes those with a 'talent for hypnosis'. You'll remember the troubles We The People have - are having - with fantasy-prone, truth-challenged Herr Tr*mp's natal Mercury-Neptune square making things even worse than they have to be. Of course, he's known for his controversial rhetoric filled with lies, misperceptions, and the ability to instigate angry people into taking action. That's people who have soaked up his negative emotions - with little if any thought for the consequences.

Then if we progress this chart to Election Day 2024, we find a Moon-Neptune opposition which suggests veils of illusion, clouds of delusion, misguided perception, foggy thinking, falsehoods, and gullible folk who accept whatever tall tales they're told.

Because basically, Moon-Neptune denotes potentials for subconscious phenomena, refined, feelings, over-sensitivity, faulty assimilation, strange notions, fanciful imaginings, exploitation, disturbed awareness or consciousness, vivid dream experiences, but also sympathy (R. Ebertin). Yet separating real from unreal is a difficulty for those heavily influenced by this planetary pair, and self-confidence tends to be either lacking or may express in an off-and-on manner.

Then a glance at the planets on Election Day 2024 (Nov 5th, 8:00 am est; notated lower right) and - what are the chances? - a transiting Moon-Neptune square turns up (28Sag/27Pisces) as voting begins (at 8:00 am in most locations) which suggests potentials for: 'hallucinations, misinformation-disinformation' (campaign propaganda and promises), 'misplaced blame, misunderstandings, falsehoods, mistakes, peculiar dreams, cloudy perception, deception toward society, and confused emotions'. Yes, media disinformation is suggested as well with the square, broadcasts that we all may hear but don't have to act upon, and there's a potential for large numbers of voters not turning up - or, for a large (Neptune) blue wave (Moon) to block (square) Republicans' 'success-at-any-cost' tactics and dirty tricks (the party's Neptune in Pisces).

As for the 1776 inconjunct (or, quincunx) it's possible that activist Mars @21Gemini conjunct MC aids the Moon-Neptune inconjunct by trining the Moon. This can indicate that not every American is prone or gullible to such mass delusion (ex: crazy conspiracy theories), a very good thing you'll agree. Or at least, reason and logic still can have a chance with them! Meanwhile, 'imaginary patriotism' may shelter underneath the Moon-Neptune umbrella as well and we've certainly seen evidence of it expressed plentifully by our fantasy-led crowd of insurgents and the pretenders of the political class who gaslight them - and gaslight all of us if we allow it.

So in closing, it would be remiss not to add for you the Moon-Neptune duo in Politics and Business as listed by master astrologer Michael Munkasey in Hegelian Dialectic form in his book, Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets (#ad). You'll note that Luna's traditional connection with food, nutrition, and sustenance plays a part:

"Thesis: Production of chemicals, oil, food, or manufactured goods; dreams about agricultural produce, production, or policy; a leadership which heeds the opinions and emotional climate of its constituents" (in order to manipulate them or better serve them? - jc).

"Antithesis: Delusion about the popular support for current policies; an inability to utilize information about the moods of the people when setting the courses of actions; scandals involving production or other quotas."

So do check out the Moon-Neptune combo of energies in any version of the US chart you prefer. For one, the 'Powell Horoscope" of July 1, 1776 7:09 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA shows no YOD but does show a Moon-Neptune trine (7A05) from Moon @15Cap16 in 1st house to 8th house Neptune Rx @20Vir22 (ASC 6Cap07) suggesting the possibility of feminine influences upon the proceedings, and positive benefits from the spiritual realms for those receptive to such higher vibrations, and these are cosmically supported by America's Neptune-Pluto trine of 1776.

Sep 28, 2021

In 2022: A Frothy New Cycle of Goals Explained Away

Of Midterms, Gaslighting, and Glittering Fairy Dust

by Jude Cowell

Above: a NASA image of the lovely, dreamy Neptune now in Pisces

Tuesday September 28, 2021: As you know, on April 12, 2022 the frothy Jupiter-Neptune cycle of speculation, bubbles, waste, and/or idealism and inspiration begins over again @23Pis59 as it does about every 13 years. If you wish you can view the conjunction's DC Horoscope here or here.

You'll remember that their last Great Conjunction was a three-fer in Air all through 2009 under the presidency of Barack Obama with their energies landing upon US natal Moon (for those who use a July 4, 1776 US Horoscope with Moon in Aquarius). As usual for the last few decades - and perhaps this very week in Congress we see again how Republicans spend like wastrels, gift the wealthy class with tax breaks, and leave Democrats to clean up the financial mess. Then in 2009, the GOP proceeded to criticize the limited methods available to President Obama (and VP Biden!) for repairing the hollowed out US economy as best they could. And then with the US economy patched up, the orange grifter took over the White House and you know how costly his four years have turned out to be as he increased fraud, corruption, and theft on every level.

So looking back, this inflationary planetary pair of gas and promises represented the year 2009 in America quite well with potentials for: "little sense of reality; desire to dream (some voters considered Mr. Obama dreamy!); becoming involved in speculation, instability, wastefulness' (R. Ebertin) - and that, coming soon after the Bush-Cheney Financial and Housing Crash of 2007/2008 which occurred under the previous Jupiter-Neptune Conjunction of 1997 @27Cap09 - conjunct US natal Pluto Rx! (Jupiter-Neptune = Pluto: 'unreasonable plans; far-reaching speculation; a great loss' (RE). From Noel Tyl add: 'major adjustment of life circumstances (ex: eviction); self-projection out of hand' (ex: the expansive neocon PNAC war profiteers - or, just 'good old' American imperialism and the Pentagon's Global Cop-ism) (Solar Arcs, Tyl; #ad). Neptunian graft, bribes, payoffs, blackmail, corruption, fraud, and theft.

So Will the 2022 Campaign Turn Up the Gaslighting? And Who'll Pay the Bills?

Disturbingly, 'a belief that goals and obligations can be explained away once you tire of them' can also be part of a Jupiter-Neptune scenario (M. Munkasey) along with 'frequent misjudgments about the reality of surrounding circumstances' leading to 'tremendous disillusionment' (A. Oken). Yes, misinformation, a polite word for propaganda (including the Big Lie) can do that to a population. One favored GOP tactic: wedge issues - and note that unfortunately the American public may be facing such disillusion again in 2022, especially - in my opinion - if chaos-creating Republicans have anything to do with it. Besides damaging personal finances and the National Treasury, it's the GOP's spiteful "own the libs," you know. Never mind what their malicious scheme does to the rest of us, to our country, the economy, and to the social fabric of society. Politics used to grasp wealth and power are the things.

Meanwhile, as noted today in the Stars Over Washington Reports FB group (join us!), the 'First Session' SCOTUS Horoscope shows a 24 Pisces Ascendant so the frothily gaseous duo's tendencies toward 'sharing great hopes' and 'speculation' will on some level affect the US Supreme Court and/or its Justices with inflated, bloated, or scandalous vibes - or, on the positive side a grand spirit will express. Of course, political conflicts also attach to the Jupiter-Neptune pairing and suggests the many complications expected during our vulnerable 2022 Midterms which will (apparently) be held on the very day of a Taurus Lunar Eclipse at the "Swords vs Torches" degree. So besides 2022 being a 'Jupiter-Neptune' year (this conjunction operative until March 24, 2035 @21Ari21), the 'Midterms Moon Eclipse' certainly casts a 'wild card' cosmic spotlight, perhaps a disruptive one, upon the 2022 Elections, election results, and on the US Congress, yes? Because As Above, So Below!

Jupiter Happily Expands Shadowy Neptune's Magical Wand of Fairy Dust

Meanwhile, mention ought to be made of the cosmic fact that the April 12, 2022 Jupiter-Neptune Conjunction in mystical Pisces is part of the tiresomely ongoing transit of Neptune in Pisces opposing US natal Neptune in Virgo @22Vir25 with its racial persecution vibes and pathological tendencies across the Virgo-Pisces victim-savior axis so let's throw caution to the wind and consider potentials for 'Jupiter-Neptune with more Neptune':

'Seeing events with a religious or holiness perspective; promoting strange or unclear theories; efforts to show others there's a spiritual side to life, and a life beyond physical or earthly reality' (Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets, Munkasey #ad.)

Now I don't know about you, dear reader, but to me this hints at an even greater increase of religious involvement in Politics as 2022 approaches, something overly bizarre that we've seen more and more in the last few years with odd notions that neglect or supercede for some the Founders' grand ideal of the separation of church and state. Therefore, with political planet Jupiter playing a codified-religion role and spiritual Neptune inflating, undermining, veiling, or infecting whatever it touches with its sparkly wand (often wielded by a complicit mass media and right-wing pundits and blowhards), my fret is that this increase will continue to be a signpost along the diverted path of theocracy America now treads with such influences partially and purposefully hidden as they currently may or may not be for much longer.

So when you cast your votes in November 2022, please be extra careful who you vote for - unless an unrecognizable America forcing authoritarian religion down your throat is your misbegotten goal.

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Speaking of Neptunian fairy dust, here's my pencil portrait of 'Flower Fairy in Rain':

And here's one of my botanical pencil portraits of a tropical fish ensnared within the little fellow's dreamiest surroundings - he's a 'Victorian scalyfin'!

You're welcomed to view more botanical fish portraits in my online gallery Dreamyfish Art.

Sep 9, 2021

Gaseous Neptune in Pisces fuels the Big Lie Party

NASA image: gaseous giant Neptune, symbol of lies and fraud in astrology

Thursday September 9, 2021: So a year ago on Stars Over Washington, what used to be known as the Republican Party (b. 1854) was being re-named with various labels such as the Conspiracy Party and of course they've certainly earned the moniker.

But now in 2021, thanks to Donald Tr*mp's malicious ploys and antics in a desperate bid to regain power, a new au courant re-naming has occurred for they are now known as the Big Lie Party and the group's 1854 Neptune in mid-Pisces must be simply inflating and preening with pride. Why party members are positively bubbling with corruption, fraud, fantasy, pretense, and eagerness to kiss Herr Tr*mp's ring way down in Mar-a-Lago by oceanic Neptune's shores!

For as TV's Moira Rose might put it, GOP-ers seem to bombillate with anticipation!

And then, of course you know which fixed star twinkles mid-Pisces: Achernar, with key phrases that include: success in public office (for those with good morals) but also the risk of rapid endings and crisis at the end of the river. And the descriptive Sabian Symbol for "14 Pisces" (and the Big Lie Party's traditional promoters): "A Lady in FOX Fur" (my BOLD); negative expression: amoral opportunism (Jones). Oh dear! Sounds like a lack of good morals.

Now personally I wouldn't miss their rapid ending at all if such is the fate of the "Republican Party" since they, as an American political entity, don't actually govern the US but instead have opted for a well-paid Neptunian-Plutonian sabotage agenda for our country.

So in case you missed it you may wish to see Salon's Why the Republicans' 'Big Lie' works so well: A sociopathic party and a damaged country by Chauncey DeVega.

Yeah, and who has worked for years and years to effect such damage in preparation for a long-planned shift from democracy and the US Constitution to an authoritarian state modeled on naz*sm and brutality?

You know who--the Big Lie Party!