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Feb 13, 2024

Putin Threatens Poland and the World

by Jude Cowell, partisan for democracy

As most folks know, Ronald Reagan once described the Soviet Union in a 1983 speech as "the evil empire," a label which now, more than ever, conjures images of the Saturn-Pluto planetary pair. At least it does for most astrologers. A few details are available here: Ukraine Crisis, Putin, and Saturn-Pluto. We should note that 22/23Capricorn is considered a degree of governmental authority (N. DeVore) and is the spot in the Zodiac that the current Saturn-Pluto Cycle began on January 12, 2020 (@22:46) - conjunct Trump's natal Vertex of fated encounters.

Saturn-Pluto potentials include, but are not limited to:

Reactionaries; violent people (R. Ebertin); upsets in checks and balances; use of secret or military police; turmoil in older structures; secret preparation for future restrictions (Project 2025?); consideration of ways to remove or destroy (paraphrasing M. Munkasey's Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets #ad). Obviously, sinister motives are implied and bode ill for civilization, just as another world war would do.

Putin: World War III If US Sends Troops to Ukraine

Feeling his oats, Russian dictator, Putin, has made a not-so-veiled threat against Poland during his recent interview with his toady Mr. Carlson (and Effer's Sun-Taurus-Moon Taurus personality), so I'm sharing here the Poland--Democratic Horoscope found in Nicholas Campion's The Book of World Horoscopes (#ad) in case a reader might wish to check it out, or keep an eye on it, whatever. Plus, there are three other horoscopes for Poland in the book and their data is listed, below the chart:

Poland: #248 November 5, 1916 12:00 CET Warsaw - Independence; #249 November 11, 1918 12:00 EET Warsaw; #250 June 28, 1945 16:00 CED Lublin, Poland.

Related posts include:

Horoscope of Finland (Putin is reported to have amassed troops on Finland's border, Finland now a NATO member, all of Europe at risk);

NATO, which is actually a Treaty that Putin pal Trump if back in the WH can't pull the US out of without full Senate approval.

Putin-Ukraine vs Hitler-Poland (comparing 2022 invasion with the 1939 invasion that started WWII).

America's Initial Saturn-Pluto Cycle of 1750 - with 23Capricorn rising! This I must call a cosmic time link.

And if you wish for something different, here's an intriguing video, Eye of the Phoenix: Secrets of the Dollar Bill, contained in a post which lists the Solar and Lunar Eclipses of 1935.

May 22, 2023

Volatile times, Georgia & Federal indictments loom, Putin betrayal & UK Politics - Tarot reading

Here's a fresh reading from Mary Ann of Revealing Light Tarot concerning multiple topics in the news. Next to last she again reads on the potential for Vladimir Putin to be removed from power with betrayal necessarily involved. Now as you know, Aussie Mary Ann keeps up with US politics and global issues better than most Americans do, even as We the People totter on the brink of a fascist abyss while maga and other Republicans threaten to push.

Atmospherically, there's a highly engineered set of crisis conditions here in the US, not that politics as a practice isn't always rife with stagecraft. An "organized system of hatreds," politics has been called, and preparations for sabotage and sedition have been in motion for years, now accessible on a video screen near you. A clue? The Hm-hm-hm will rise again!

Also for you are 32 entertaining minutes of insights from Down Under as interpreted by a spot-on Mary Ann:

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2023: A Summer of Kremlin Intrigue; Empires Do Fall

by Jude Cowell

With continuing potentials for political shifts in Russia, a peek at a SO'W post and horoscope from June 2021 may be instructive concerning Mr. Putin who looks quite a flop for indulging his territorial urges on a global scale. China may be the one to mop up from Russia's recklessly zealous overstep. Did Vlad's military officials lie to him about the country's level of preparedness? Was it all planned that way? Is there a rat in the woodpile? Perhaps an answer is a question: which ancient governmental entity thinks strategically and plans the farthest ahead, fueled primarily by noodles?

Meanwhile, let me know your on-topic insights here, or, as a comment in the Stars Over Washington Reports FB group where this post will be shared - once you check out Horoscopes: Putin Inauguration 2000 w/ Biden-Putin Rendezvous June 2021.

One current factor you'll note in the chart is that transit Jupiter in Taurus since May 16th faces a 10th house line-up of year 2000 planets then in Taurus including Jupiter @17Taurus which spotlights a soon-coming Jupiter Return for the Putin regime. That's mundane Jupiter, the boundary-breaking planet of freedom and expansion in the earthly territorial sign of possession and greed, *Taurus, the preservationist.

In Taurus Jupiter Closes A Cycle for the Putin Regime

An easily reached suspicion is that the Russian regime's Jupiter Return relates directly to Putin's ill-calculated invasion and occupation of Ukraine (since February 2021). Therefore, the world (10th house) will observe how usually beneficial Jupiter, Mr. Moneybags, rewards or greases-the-skids for Mr. Putin and his underlings because with Jupiter's orbit of nearly 12 years' duration, what may be the karmically negative side of things is that a project Putin and his comrades began about 12 years ago must now be either expanded, or must be thrown over, given up on, tossed out into the dark dustbin of history, with the karma of consequences having her natural affect. Or will Putin's irrational out-of-bounds behavior be allowed to continue?

And if this cosmic circumstance represents the Kremlin (Jupiter in his corporate and political roles with a streak of codified orthodox religion donning a robe) - the Kremlin ridding their country of Vlad, the Great Miscalculator, so be it.

After all, Putin's Inauguration Horoscope of 2000 shows that his overlong regime's karmic Saturn also awaits the transit of Jupiter's wand so I expect that someone's burdens in the Putin regime will be lightened if not altogether removed! Later, we'll view the regime's Saturn Return Horoscope and its Jupiter Return Horoscope so stay tuned! jc

*Taurus: Dear reader, take no umbrage! Please note that all astrological comments herein are always on societal and political levels and do not apply to Taurus and/or Jupiter placements in natal horoscopes, nor do they apply to any other natal placements. Consult your horoscope or your personal astrologer for such info. SO'W is for Political Astrology observations only and is categorized as Entertainment - and study on your own is always recommended for drawing your own conclusions! jc

Aug 29, 2022

DC Horoscope May 2017: Trump with Russians in the Oval Office

Shh-h-h-h-h!

by Jude Cowell

The following horosocope and astro-notes concern the fact that during the early months of his White House tenure, Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians in Oval Office: officials.

Today I'm posting only a few notes and a DC Horoscope for May 10, 2017 with a speculative time of 1:23 pm edt on the day that a newly inaugurated Trump hosted two Russian "officials" in the Oval Office. You've seen the photo of the trio of comrades grinning like cats who ate the cream, taken by the Russian press because no official US photographs or press were permitted by their orange comrade, our saboteur-in-chief. Putin's proof!

Now my reason for setting the chart for 1:23 pm edt is that it aligns the transiting cusps of the day with those of Herr Trump's natal cusps including his natal Ascendant at the critical 29th degree of boastful Sun-ruled Leo, and spotlights royal Regulus (rising in his natal chart with asteroid Apollo, the 'sun god' - hence his layers of clownish orange make-up mimicking a 'suntan' and his beloved golf resort in Florida). Then as you know, the caution of Regulus is significant: success if revenge is avoided; otherwise all that's gained will be taken away. Well, this outcome for Trump I continue to await for that's one thing the lying grudge-holder seldom if ever avoids: taking revenge.

Oh and look! There are the two malevolent stars at Midheaven, the Goal Point of this and his natal chart: Algol and Capulus - and the 9th house Sun @20Tau14 conjuncts asteroid Phaethon, while the Scorpio Moon floated into opposition with the Sun suggesting a possible 'tug of war' and/or 'those in charge make difficult demands' (R. Ebertin). Yes, I suspect they did. And yet someone in a leadership position (Sun) was feeling invulnerable! Of course, this could be Putin with Sun in the 9th house of Foreign Lands.

Please enlarge or print the chart image for easier viewing since way too many of my study notes are squooched upon the chart. They include financial indications such as theft (see the 2/8 houses with money planets therein, and Jupiter Rx conjunct Putin's natal Sun and Trump's natal 2nd hou$e Chiron between the grand schemer duo, Jupiter and Neptune), plus, other 2017 contacts to V. Putin's natal planets (October 7, 1952; see top of the chart: Sun to his Jupiter, Jupiter to his Sun - such confidence!), the Prenatal Solar Eclipse of this event (lower right corner = 19 South: "a lucky win" - B. Brady; the 2016 election was affected).

Also listed are the three upcoming Return dates of the May 10, 2017 event's Mars @13Gem13 (10th house) which are: September 14, 2022; December 15, 2022; and, February 12, 2023. This Mars-in-Gemini period begins in a few days, as you see, and will last into 2023. Additionally, transit Mars will hit Trump's 10th house Uranus, North Node, and Sun trio (@17-23 Gemini) while opposing his natal Moon-South-Node (@20-22 Sag). Naturally, this multiple transit of energy, activism, anger, and testosterone occurs about every two years but his and our circumstances are already on the turbulent, even dangerous side these days, and this must include Putin's ill-advised invasion and war in Ukraine.

Unfit, Untrustworthy, Disloyal, Loose-Lipped, Greedy, and Conscience-Free: guess who?

So out of an abundance of caution for my country and the common good, I'm suggesting that with Trump having natal Mars rising, this position of May 2017 Mars (13Gem13 in the horoscope) may be worth watching in relation to the shady, secretive May 10, 2017 event for it connects with our current crisis of Trump purloining classified documents from the White House as he skulked from office (or before!), hiding them away, then sharing them at will - and recklessly putting America's national security at risk.

Apparently, the far-righters of the Republican Party cult think such a dangerous risk is dandy fine. However, my personal feeling is that on Inauguration Day 2021 (day of the incendiary Mars-Uranus Conjunction @6Tau44) when fear of violence was in the air, everyone was and had been highly focused on kicking Trump out of the White House as per the tradition and many folks were very concerned that perhaps he would not leave the premises - but we ought to have been focused on detaining and frisking the blighter, instead of allowing the orange thief to abscond to Mar-a-Lago with the goods.

And if you feel so inclined, dear reader, comparisons to the hamburgl*r are much appreciated. After all, the blighter is, at the present time, the biggliest ham we've ever known.

A Closely Related Post: Mercury-Neptune and the Presidential Records Act.

May 17, 2022

April and May 2022 Eclipses Stir Up Nuclear Concerns

'Wild Cards of the Universe' and 'Cosmic Blinks' From Above

by Jude Cowell

Dear Reader, you know that eclipses are just that, right? Something tossed into earthly affairs from Above, with changes of direction implied: disruptively Uranian, and possibly shocking in nature. For instance, here's a shocking event of worldwide importance which occurred under the influence of a 6 North Solar Eclipse:

Horoscope: Chernobyl Explosion of April 26, 1986 (RR: A) with Uranus Rx rising @22Sag00, Sun @5Tau22, Moon @24Sco26 - just spotlighted by the May 16, 2022 Lunar Eclipse @25Scorpio - Saturn Rx @8Sag35 (within the 'Nuclear Axis' degrees of 8-10 Gem-Sag), and Pluto Rx @5Sco59 opposing the Sun. And of course, the 25-27-degree range of Taurus brings in the Medusa star of rage and hatred, Algol.

To make matters more disturbing, the April 30, 2022 Solar Eclipse @10Tau28 also echoes the Chernobyl Meltdown because the 2022 eclipse was a repeat of the Solar Eclipse Saros Series in which the Chernobyl Explosion and Meltdown occurred, the 6 North. Yet no one needs Astrology to tell them that evil doers are on the loose across the land, my friends, and threatening to run wild as they did under the 6 North eclipse that manifested in 1932 @17Pisces. Events of 1932 and beyond resonate with Putin's "justification" for waging war against Ukraine because of an alleged nest of "nazis." But the truth is more like this: Putin: Ukraine 2022 vs Hitler: Poland 1939 - meaning that Putin's invasion of Ukraine is like Hitler's invasion of Poland.

Then another cosmic synchronicity is that the 6 North Eclipse @10Tau28 of April 30, 2022 spotlights the city of Washington DC, certainly a participant in all Ukrainian and putin-esque proceedings of the day. Follow the link and you'll see why.

Meanwhile, you've probably noticed that Newsweek ran a story in tandem with the May 16th Lunar Eclipse that Russian State TV Suggests Deploying Nuclear Weapons Against Finland and Sweden if they join NATO for protection against Putin. Allegedly, this would be Russia's "only option" and would make the threat to the two countries more dire. Naturally, the world thinks of the nuclear threat to the entire globe and the spector of WWIII.

But then today came a report that Putin backs down over NATO expansion as Ukrainian troops reach his border. Now his reluctance may only be a question of timing for the Russian dictator, but if this is truly the case, I must say that I like that journey for Vladimir Putin, and for the entire world.

And yet before 2022 ends, we'll see how things in the region play out as the October 2022 Scorpio Solar Eclipse of Power and Control conjuncts the natal Ascendant of NATO.

Related: Horoscope of the First Controlled Nuclear Chain Reaction of December 2, 1942.

Mar 9, 2022

DC Horoscope: Autumn Equinox 2022

Morals, Ethics, Spies, Gossip, and Finances

March 9, 2022

by Jude Cowell

Today just a quick look ahead at the Autumn Equinox 2022 Horoscope of September 22, 2022 with Venus in Virgo in her role as chart-ruler - conjunct US 1776 Neptune and reminding us of the ongoing Neptune-oppo-US-Neptune transit (clashing ideals; persecution), and conjunct fixed star Denebola ('to go against society; against the mainstream'). A few notes are penned on the chart for the curious but with events and upsets occurring thick and fast these days, it's too soon to make very much of the planets' activities six months from now. But for you I'll try.

Because after all, Midterms 2022 with a Taurus Lunar Eclipse will occur during the Autumn season - and the Eclipse rises in the Autumn Equinox 2022 chart seen here.

Autumn Equinox 2022 in DC: General Indications

Sun 00Lib00:00 at 9:03:31 pm edt: Hour of Jupiter Rx.

Morals and ethics are in the Venusian spotlight, shabby wealth is suggested when US Neptune is added to Venus-Neptune, and Venus opposing Neptune indicates illuions-delusions, spreading vicious gossip, shameless exploitation, and/or empty diplomacy. Yet Venus in Virgo is intercepted in 5th house (Placidus House System; opposite, Pisces and Neptune are intercepted in 11th house along with the Syzygy Full Moon @17Pis41) so for those who use them, this suggests karmic conditions that must be dealt with such as problems which have been passed down from previous actors, and possibly festering. Of course, currency devaluation may be one of those problems with petro-dollar issues in question. And don't look now, but hiding under a Neptunian veil is Nemesis Rx @23Pis26, the position of the April 12, 2022 Jupiter-Neptune Conjunction, the speculation, inflation, and grand spirit pair. There are spies lurking in America's financial branches, cyber and otherwise, while corporations raise prices because they can.

Then, Venus trining Pluto denotes those who can read body language and use it to their advantage, plus, the possibility of turning the tables on the past; major financial matters are also suggested by the Venus-Pluto duo (exs: 'private wealth in hidden places' along with 'attracting elements of organized crime' - Munkasey; additionally, the planetary duo may also link to bankruptcy).

We should note that the Leo Moon is unaspected (detached, estranged) yet Luna reflects her waning light upon two asteroids Ceres ('democacy'; security; oil and gas production; family; motherhood, nuturance) and Kassandra (a prophetess no one believes). Sadly, separated parents and children may be implied here, along with a continuation of the potentials for fluctuating food shortages and empty shelves. The world is ill on multiple levels.

Meanwhile, the Sun @00Lib00:00 conjoins Mercury Rx in the Sun's natural 5th house of Children, Speculation, and Creative Pursuits, and 2nd hou$e Mars @17Gem04 conjoins Herr T's natal 10th house Uranus, his guiding planet of chaos, rebellion, and disruption (obviously here, money is involved). Then as you see, radical Uranus Rx @18Tau34 rises with the North Node (@14Tau17 - conjunct Menkar and US Inauguration Ascendant) suggesting focuses on saying what needs to be said, plus, changing the world, new contacts, and a need for feedback.

Powerful, subversive Pluto Rx @26Cap10 has crossed Midheaven (in DC - also conjuncts US Inauguration MC) while leading a ruthlessly determined executive focused on success pattern, a Locomotive shape of planets; Autumn 2022 begins during a Balsamic phase of the Moon, a dark phase when things go bump in the night, and forecasters like Kassandra make their predictions. Or read their scripts.

Then there's 10th house Saturn Rx @19AQ19 conjunct the generally accepted position of Herr Putin's natal North Node suggesting isolation and teamwork becoming more difficult as time goes on. Also karmic Saturn rises with Alpheratz, a cosmic combo that reduces the star's usual gifts of independence, freedom, honors, and riches, and hints at darker potentials such miserliness, decreasing popularity, and fatal tumors.

So! As always, you're invited to leave your on-topic, name-tagged comment (no ads or personal insults) with this post if you like. Don't be shy! jc

A Related Post: Two Karmic Eclipses That Affect 2022 Midterms.

Mar 6, 2022

Ukraine Crisis, Putin, Saturn-Pluto 2022

March 6, 2022

Now That We See the GOP Is "The Evil Empire" Party

by Jude Cowell

Saturn; Voyager 2, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

As always, there are both positive and negative transits upcoming for us all and given the dire state of conditions in Ukraine, a look at 2022 planetary transits to the country's Independence Horoscope of December 1, 1991 6:00 pm EET Kiev, UKR (Campion #342) may be revealing, with an emphasis on the harsh, destructive Saturn-Pluto duo in particular.

And naturally, we know that the duo's recent Conjunction @22Cap46 on January 12, 2020 started a new 33-year cycle of their difficult, compressive energies, the first since November 8, 1982 (@27Lib36: under Reagan). Check out the transcript of Reagan's March 8, 1983 speech that soon became known as his Evil Empire Speech as the 'good vs evil' planetary duo of Saturn and Pluto aligned in late Libra, years after their three-fer conjunctions during World War I (Horoscope shown). In 1982, the US Congress was in process of debating (they used to debate) a resolution in support of a "nuclear freeze" which the Reagan administration was against.

Was Mr. Reagan projecting evil on to the Soviet Union, a case of the devil slyly calling out the devil? Well, as you see, Tuesday March 8, 2022 marks his speech's 39th anniversary - and now the world suffers through Putin's dream of world domination, beginning with his take-over efforts in Ukraine. If Putin is successful (or seen as successful), other grabby dictators will follow suit. Could Putin's warmongering be a form of payback for Reagan's label for the Soviet Union as "evil"? Well, it is the Soviet Union that Putin wants to reassemble. So if you've missed it so far, I highly recommend Frontline's documentary Putin's Way (53 mins).

Pluto; NASA; Hubble false-color image July 2015

Why, the January 12, 2020 Saturn-Pluto Conjunction @22Cap46 even hit disruptive Uranus in the Fed's 1910 New Moon chart (Jekyll Island, GA) resulting in a midpoint picture of "brutal efforts to start a new order" which is a perfect example of the turmoil and cruelty the evil duo of Saturn and Pluto can instigate (their oposition on 9/11/01 another tragic example). Obviously, large amounts of money are involved (exs: Putin's and his oligarchs' hidden wealth, currency devalued, stock markets at risk, etc). Follow the link to view a bi-wheel of the Fed New Moon with the 2020 Saturn-Pluto Conjunction chart, outer.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's recent news commentary from MSNBC's Chris Hayes, Why Putin Didn't Invade Ukraine During Trump's Presidency.

So as noted above, mitigating transits and progressions will aid matters, or can possibly worsen them, but here is a list of some of the more challenging planetary transits of 2022 that will hit the December 1, 1991 Horoscope of Ukraine, the more worrying ones involving aspects from karmic Saturn and Pluto and Ukraine's 5th house Pluto @21Sco01, 4th house Jupiter @13Vir17, and 8th house Saturn @2AQ49:

Putin invades Ukraine February 24, 2022

February 26, 2022 Jupiter opposes 1991 Jupiter once: Jupiter the General is discontent with his achievements, yet no one is impressed with overblown, overly optimistic efforts at territorial expansion; impulsive overstepping of boundaries = not cool.

2022 Saturn square 1991 Pluto 3x exact on March 21, August 26, December 16, 2022: refugee crisis continues as frightened populations are forced to step into unknown territories; manipulation, contrived actions, frustration, as more power and control are sought and harsh challenges are met; structures continue to be destroyed; children under threat (parents struggle to protect them); nuclear risks incurred.

July 4, 2022: by transit the 'Tail of the Dragon', the separative South Node of the Moon @21Sco01, will swipe across 1991 Pluto suggesting a time of large social events beyond personal control, large-scale changes initiated without regard to their effects on the lives of others; war and violence; personal security destroyed; victims of circumstance; resentment, misunderstandings. Positively, Pluto-SN provides resourcefulness, self-reliance, and the stamina to survive hardships. Now that the transiting South Node is in intense Scorpio, these potentials are already being felt and exercised.

Then once transit Pluto enters Aquarius, the subversive one will be on-track toward conjunction with Ukraine's 1991 Saturn @2AQ49 in 8th house thus creating a double measure of Saturn-Pluto influences. But let's consider that particular cosmic bridge when the world comes to it.

Muchly related posts include: Putin: Ukraine 2022 vs Hitler: Poland 1939

Mar 1, 2022

Putin: Ukraine 2022 vs Hitler: Poland 1939

February 2022 Invasion Echoes Poland 1939

by Jude Cowell

Recently, comparisons have been made by talking heads between Herr Hitler's brutal invasion, bombing, and take-over of Poland from September 1, 1939 to October 6, 1939, his 'September Campaign', and the February 24, 2022 invasion and bombing of Ukraine by Russian 'president' Vladimir Putin, a man with dreams of global dictatorship - just as Hitler had.

So naturally, worries about a world war starting are now on steroids thanks to Putin's power-grab of Ukraine and his nuclear threats, for as you know, Hitler's action against Poland sparked World War II. And synchronistically, the take-over of Poland and WWII (September 1, 1939 Danzig, Poland) both fall under the influences of the same Solar Eclipse, the 13 South Eclipse of April 19, 1939 @28Ari43 which is displayed, below, with astro-notes penned on including the fact that the Eclipse hit very near Herr Hitler's natal Sun (00Taurus), his 'trigger point of violence', and death-dealer Pluto at a critical-crisis 29th degree of Capricorn (conjunct America's current progressed position of Pluto) squares the Solar Eclipse indicating ruthless behavior, torture, and other criminal offences.

Meanwhile, karmic Saturn @22Aries separates from the Eclipse (6S42) and denotes those with the responsibility to carry out 13 South's themes which are penned at the top of the horoscope, and include sinister energy and an urge to expand as they 'strive toward group endeavors' (B. Brady). Of course, these two planets aspecting the 1939 Eclipse make up the evil pair of Saturn-Pluto which had last met in Conjunction three times from October 1914 to May 19, 1915 (@00Cancer, a Cardinal World Point of Manifestation: World War - not so now). Yet there are Saturn and Pluto again at the Foundation of this Eclipse chart conjunct the IC (22Cap30) which weirdly enough, conjuncts the January 12, 2020 Saturn-Pluto Conjunction which happened to hit the natal Vertex ('VX') of Herr Trump with its 'fated encounters' implications. Now these, plus, other cosmic synchronicities are listed, below, and are not comforting, I know, but there it is.

So see what you can make of the eclipse chart and leave an on-topic comment with this post, if you wish:

Image: World War II 13 South Solar Eclipse @28Ari43; April 19, 1939 5:35:02 pm CET Danzig, Poland

One recent event notated on the horoscope is the 1939 Eclipse's 7th house Vertex of fated encounters @6Tau44 pointing directly at the US Inauguration Day 2021 Mars-Uranus Conjunction - also @6Tau44 (!). Either Universal synchronicity is full of irony, or someone devious plans ahead using astrological principles and placements as timing devices for their activities in the here and now, inspired by, or in tribute to, similar brutalities perpetrated by a long-gone dictator following the voices in his head (as do Putin and Trump). Now I know that many folks realize the similarities without the aid of Astrology, even without seeing white "supremacists" marching on TV and in streets with tiki torches burning as they yell hateful slogans - a global movement toward strong-armed authoritarianism. The recent banning and burning of books is a major clue as well - oh, and add the Moon's position (29Aries) during the Mars-Uranus Conjunction of 2021 for Luna conjoined the 13 South Solar Eclipse degree of 1939, a cosmic picture of completion and/or fulfillment of some sort. Apparently, current-day neo-nazis are simply preening with pride at how hateful, racist, and brutal they are.

Of course, basic factors that all solar eclipses in Mars-ruled Aries indicate are potentials for militancy, belligerence, boldness, and leadership, but when the energies are negatively expressed, these turn to arrogance, aggression, self-willedness, and a headstrong attitude that bodes ill for other people. In fact, the foolhardiness implied tends to cause more problems than it solves. Add to this Eclipse-ruler Mars in Capricorn ('the warrior') leading the planets in a Locomotive shape and we see an indication of a 'ruthlessness executive determined to achieve success at any cost' (whether in Poland or in Ukraine). The Eclipse falling in the 7th house in Danzig denotes pacts and karmic alliances or partnerships.

So do you think that history is rhyming from 1939 to 2022? Or is someone devious purposefully causing current events to 'rhyme' with past events in order to 'complete' a certain psychopath's malevolent agenda? See November 2022 Eclipse hits Austrian Psychopath's Chart which shows yet another example from the 1939 Eclipse horoscope - radical planet of anarchy and zealotry, Uranus @16Tau42 will conjunct the Lunar Eclipse in Taurus conjunct Uranus on the very day of America's 2022 Midterms - with reactionary Uranus conjunct Herr Hitler's natal Venus-Mars Conjunction, a passionate pair that recently met on February 16, 2022 @16Capricorn - the conjunction a repetition or an echoing of Adolf's unhinged energies from the past - when we take current events into consideration. As you know, the Venus-Mars pairing is super-passionate and can at times make quite a spectacle of themselves.

Cosmic Time Links: 1939 to 2022

And of course, comrade Putin's current actions are intended on a sinister level to undermine and collapse America, as you know, in revenge for the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

So! If you can manage it, do check out Astrology King's insightful analysis of Herr Hitler with his Sun conjunct fixed star Mirach in Andromeda and the star's 'chained woman' implications which, to me, relate to the 'strong-armed paternalism' that again threatens the world, no less so than in American politics via Republicans determined to control women's health choices.

And note that this area of the Zodiac will be lit up once again by a Solar Eclipse in April 2023 (30Aries) so as I've asked before in a previous post, Are we once again being haunted by Mirach's Ghost?

Feb 25, 2022

Feb 2022: Putin Takes Over the Chernobyl Reactor

Very few if any people are behind Vladimir Putin for sending soldiers into Ukraine on February 24, 2022 with a mission to - unbeknowst to the troops until they arrived there - kill their cousins. As part of mobster Putin's illegal war efforts, it has been reported that Russian troops have grabbed control of the non-operative Chernobyl reactor and this has caused a spike of radioactivity. See Radiation Spike at Chernobyl Site Seized by Russia for details.

Yet the accuracy of various news reports concerning this deranged nuclear situation will be difficult to sort out from false reports over the next days, weeks, months, but accuracy does appear in the dual horoscope image of the original Chernobyl Meltdown (upper right; April 26, 1986 1:23 am BADT; ASC 22Sag49 with accident-prone Uranus rising) and a Horoscope of the 6 North Solar Eclipse which perfected on April 9, 1986 @19Ari06 (lower left), its thematic energies running in the background of society as the Chernobyl reactor melted down. 6 North themes are listed below the image:

6 North themes: 'relationship to authority figures; the need to take responsibility and control; commitments are presented due to someone becoming unreliable or ill' (paraphrasing B. Brady's Predictive Astrology #ad).

Now let's fast forward to 2022 in relation to Putin's ill-considered war against Ukraine (which has something like 15 other nuclear reactors around the country). A cosmic echo of historical events may be heard by sensitive ears because a 6 North Eclipse manifests once again on April 30, 2022 @10Taurus. If this suggests that similar events of 1986 may be 'spiked' by the repetition of 6 North themes in April 2022 and over the next few months, then unfortunately, this may be so. However, we should note that (KGB) Putin didn't take over Russia until May 2000.

Yet consideration must be given to the fact that as a cosmic blink from above, an eclipse is able to disrupt earthly events and cause changes of direction, as we know. And as a Universal wild card, an eclipse can have shocking effects similar to those of planet Uranus (with its link to Uranium), and with sudden accidents being one of the more prominent expressions, for as we see in the Meltdown Horoscope, unpredictable Uranus rises - and is also apex planet of the 'death axis' pair of Mars-Saturn, thus forming a midpoint picture which reveals potentials that we know were expressed: 'death; sudden accidents; a test of nervous strength; application of brute force' (R. Ebertin).

History Rhymes while Eclipses Repeat

Then if we look for guidance at past occurrences of 6 North solar eclipses (in order to be forewarned), we find that 6 North is the prenatal eclipse series ('PE') in which World War One began (horoscope shown) by a purposeful act of aggression, as is Putin's war against Ukraine. That Chernobyl radioactivity can threaten Europe and the world probably doesn't ruffle Putin's feathers in the least. For like his useful idiot Tr*mp, malevolent Vlad seems to be mad at the world.

Subsequently, we might also include the fact that a 6N eclipse manifested during the troubling times of the 1930s - specifically on March 7, 1932 @17Pisces. As it happened, the next solar eclipse to occur was in the 6 South Saros Series as what I have regretfully termed the Nazis Rise to Power Eclipse, termed as such due to historical events and conditions of the era. Curiously, Putin has cited Nazis in Ukraine as one of his justifications for aggression but from what I hear that's only a limited number of people with that persuasion. Tragically, America has them, too, they control most members of the GOP, and have infiltrated the US military and joined many if not all of US police forces.

So let us face the fact, dear reader, that evil, destructive forces have risen again and are precisely what the world now struggles against - and at this very moment, Ukraine and Russia are 'on the front lines' as authoritarianism brazenly attacks democracy.

Jan 25, 2022

NATO and the October 2022 Solar Eclipse of Power and Control

Re-Typing a Post Under Mercury Retrograde!

by Jude Cowell

January 25, 2022

After Blogger erroneously 'ate' yesterday's posting of the following bi-wheel of charts just after my post went Live on SO'W, with today's effort I'll try again with a re-publish of NATO's 1949 Horoscope, its "into effect" chart as signed by President Truman, surrounded by the 6 South Solar Eclipse Horoscope which manifests on October 25, 2022 @2Scorpio - conjunct NATO's Ascendant (the organization itself). 'Conjunct Ascendant' makes the 6 South Eclipse of 2022 and its themes significant to, or prominent for, the organization and its objectives with issues of 'taking power and control' on the menu.

So with my usual desire to be helpful, 6 South themes of influence are listed on the chart (upper right) highlighted in orange along with a few other details such as potentials offered society by all Scorpio solar eclipses (top left). A prominent NATO midpoint picture is penned in the center of the bi-wheel and in part suggests NATO's 'cautious nature':

Also note that with the October 2022 Eclipse comes a potential for a change of position in Jupiterian realms (Saturn-NN = Jupiter: Senators Sinema or Manchin? Russia and Ukraine?), and the 2022 Eclipse conjunct Venus denotes that material values are on the disruptive 'cosmic blink' menu of the eclipse. In fact, Scorpio's intense Mars-Pluto influences simmer while NATO's Prenatal Eclipse ('PE') @8Taurus themes rumble in the background with its 'prophetic dreams and visions' vibes that include the requirement to persistently stand against all regressive obstacles (exs: neo-naz*sm, Putin, other incursions and conflicts: wars and rumors of war; and/or Ds vs Rs?) while avoiding obstinacy, intolerance, and greediness which are downsides of Venus-ruled Taurus. It's a tall order, isn't it?

Back In April and August 1949

Yet to me it seems that positive influences (protective, practical Taurus, a money sign of growth and development) must have inspired the formation of NATO (founded April 4, 1949 with US Neptune rising in Virgo and US Mars in Gemini at MC - our hard-to-control Mars-Neptune square - yet negative or misguided influences always wait in the wings for use by unscrupulous participants harboring greedy desires and old grudges.

'Cosmic Blinks' = 'Wild Cards of the Universe' 1932/2022

And so we should note that the manifestation of a 6 South Eclipse in 1932 is the one I tend to call the 'Nazi Rise to Power Eclipse' and includes the fact that the 1932 Eclipse @8Virgo was conjoined by NATO's Saturn-Moon-Sun trio in Virgo as the organization became operational in 1949 - with Saturnian karmic implications of restriction upon 6 South Eclipse themes, thankfully enforced after WWII. (Please note that my relatives fought the Naz*s in WWII and I have not the least intention of cheering for today's version of the brutal blighters.)

NATO's Jupiter Return/s Perfected Three Times in 2020

Then as you see, 2022 Pluto in Capricorn recently conjoined NATO's 1949 Jupiter Rx, exact in December 2020, and marking a Jupiterian-Plutonian period when political and economic objectives become expansive, even to the point of fanaticism, as greater power and control are sought. Simultaneously, transit Pluto also opposed NATO's Mars in Cancer adding a strong hint of conflict to the powerful, manipulated Jupiterian picture. Of course, NATO's Jupiter Rx wields the handle of a Sling shape of its 1949 planets (large and in charge?) and falls within what has become a highly sensitized area of the Zodiac in our era, not the least of which is due to the harsh, compressive energies of the Great Conjunction of Saturn and Pluto @22Cap46 on January 12, 2020. And as noted, NATO's Mars-Jupiter opposition was 'hit' by transformative Pluto, and suggests the potential to attempt more than can be kept under NATO control - unless the opposition's gift of objectivity is carefully and honestly utilized. Perhaps powerful Pluto came along by transit and is supporting this.

Or not. For on this very day, Plutonian despot Putin has threatened America if Washington dares to restrict his expansion into Ukraine, including cyber attacks and/or in other ways of his devising. Meanwhile, gas pipelines from Russia are under threat by Germany. Checkmate?

So as you've heard, "US troops are now on high alert" as are military forces of other countries, members of NATO. And is the number 8,500? Well, hopefully, no US president is hapless enough when facing conflict with a Nemesis to publicly name the true number of troops being geared up for such a disclosure would inform America's opponents!

Saturn-Pluto Conjunct and in Opposition

So obviously, NATO went into effect in 1949 after the Saturn-Pluto Conjunction of August 1947 @13Leo07, the conjunction acting as a cosmic timer of great frustration with limitations and restrictions, although positively their combined energies can provide responsible members of society with endurance, stamina, and an opportunity to create a new framework for dealing with the laws of society. Notably, their exact opposition of 1931 perfected during the hard economic struggles of the Great Depression, and we know what cruelty and hardships the 2001 Saturn-Pluto opposition brought to the world (as manipulated by unscrupulous individuals holding grudges and with a lust for power and wealth).

Meanwhile, we both know that there are many real-world implications suggested by the cosmic links between NATO planets of 1949 and the 6 South Eclipse of October 2022 particularly in light of the current rise of anti-democratic authoritarianism and dictatorships across the globe, harsh and draconian in nature, and once again striving to take over America as it did unsuccessfully in 1933.

In Conclusion: Can Forewarned Be Forearmed?

Now while I don't intend to promote a warlike stance for the US, the above bi-wheel is shown here due to the October 2022 Solar Eclipse 'hitting' or 'eclipsing' the natal Ascendant of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, aka, NATO, with forceful 6 South 'taking power' vibes, as previously noted. May NATO be forewarned!

Now admittedly, one of my hopes is that a reader's curiosity may be stirred toward more research and consideration of the possibilities as reflected upon the Earth, then perhaps adding your on-topic observation to this post. However, what most Americans don't want to do is to display excessive upset or paranoia over what Putin might impulsively do as he struggles to gain more territory, power, and status in the world because exhibiting emotional upsets would play into his grasping claws as he continues to undermine America and the democracy he malevolently hates. As usual, such a creature always looks for pretexts intended to 'justify' his actions. Therefore, despite sore-loser Republicans' political opposition to any and all of President Biden's efforts, our faith in American leadership must never be abandoned, no matter what the nay-sayers say!

For more eclipse info see Brady's Predictive Astrology #ad.

And if you, dear reader, need a lift after reading this rather drab post, why not watch Thom Hartmann's recent interview with Democratic strategist Joe Trippi, More Optimism, Less Gloom in 2022!

Jan 24, 2022

2023 to 2027 and Washington DC

Focusing on June 2023

by Jude Cowell

Since creating Stars Over Washington in 2005, I've always considered transits, progressions, and planetary returns affecting our nation by using one or more of the various 1776 horoscopes for America but the the 12:00 am LMT Washington DC Horoscope of May 3, 1802 reveals a significant transit as an example of upcoming issues and concerns.

Naturally, rather than a mere post, an e-book would have to be written and published in order to contain and discuss all the upcoming transits of note over the next few years, for as the Cosmos would have it, a mixture of both positive and negative transits and contacts are and will be indicated. Well, I can't do this so what you see displayed is a bi-wheel horoscope of one major transit with the outer transit chart set for June 5, 2023 (exact at 12:37:03 pm edt) showing transit Uranus @20Tau27 opposing DC's 1802 Neptune @20Sco27 Rx in 10th house at 12:00 am LMT.

Now as you know, Uranus = Science, and Neptune = Faith and Ideals and these energies may play out in general terms in light of the reciprocal transit in 2026 into 2027 when transit Neptune opposes DC's 1802 Uranus. This reveals a time frame (2023 --2027) and a wider view that we should keep in mind as major shifts, changes, and reforms occur in the USA, or are proposed and rebuffed. Yet we must be aware that a longterm plan by China and Russia is now in pain sight and intends to topple America from global leadership, thus forming a 'new world order' of authoritarianism, as Russia threatens to invade Ukraine territory again.

Astrologically in the US, transit Pluto @00AQ05 Rx on June 5, 2023 has finally reached the January 20th degree of US Inaugural Sun (POTUS Oath of Office) - which is also the December 2020 Great Conjunction of societal planets Jupiter and Saturn so here's an excerpt from a previous post concerning this topic which may be of a timely interest:

Years 2023 and 2024: Reform and Rebellion

Possibilities for 2020 Jupiter-Saturn = 2023/2024 Pluto include: 'a total reversal of plans; extreme changes; intense business activity; violent changes/reforms; restriction; separation; tremendous perseverance; dramatic thrust of self; fearlessness; control of the situation' (N. Tyl; R. Ebertin; M. Munkasey). Ebertin adds a footnote to this picture that it can lead to "enforced change through imprisonment, in which case the political situation has to be considered." Oh yes, it certainly does have to be considered.

Reinhold Ebertin also identifies the Jupiter-Saturn duo as possibly representing entities such as, "professors and teachers of law, clergymen, politicians, government officials, civil servants of the administration, relatives, and/or fellow tenants." Biological Correspondences: "organic defects (ex: tuberculosis), a chronic disease; functions of the gall and the liver." (The Combination of Stellar Influences, R. Ebertin; #ad.)

Related: Horoscope: Putin's First Inauguration of 2000.

Jun 30, 2020

Agent Trump Wants Pal Putin's Russia Back in the G-7

June 30, 2020: For unknown reasons, I saved the following post as a draft but never completed or published it. So with the current news about Trump knowing for months that Putin had put bounties on the heads of US soldiers in Afghanistan but did and said nothing about it while continuing to tout Russia's re-entry into the G7 Group of nations I'm posting it today for whatever info it may add. Even US voters who somehow, beyond reason, prefer Trump in November cannot possibly be okay with this.

Original post begins here sans edits:

Collage: 'His American Majesty' by Jude Cowell

May 31, 2020: Citing current G7 members, economic royalist Trump has asserted that, "It's a very outdated group of countries" which makes yours truly wonder how "outdated" his nibs considers America to be 'under his watch.' That's not exactly what he meant, of course. He meant, Let's invite my comrade and favorite co-conspirator Putin to the party! He proposed including Australia and a couple of other countries to make things appear more legitimate as they talk behind China's back about the future of China, their alleged G7 intention.

Say, remember when Canada flatly rejected Trump's idea of allowing Russia back in? As you know, Russia was tossed out of the elite group of social tinkerers in 2014 for annexing Crimea, an ongoing tragedy as I type. See a related post Trump-Putin Alliance Threatens Current World Order. This is the entire globe's ongoing tragedy and I don't mean to imply that I consider China an outsider to "The big picture (that) commands a certain course of action which must be followed, very little option to do otherwise" (Tyl) which was timed for greater implementation all through 2017 into 2018 by transit Pluto conjunct 1993's Great Conjunction/s of Uranus and Neptune, the 'new world order' planets (18--20Cap). Perhaps those who could not 'see it' in 2017 are seeing draconian conditions starkly enforced in front of their faces in 2020 if they haven't before. And as you know, the current position of the Moon's South Node, aka, the tail of the dragon, is 29Sag13, a critical-crisis 29th degree (Sabian Symbol for '30Sag' = "The Pope Blessing the Faithful" as I'm certain he does; '30Sag' = negative expression: "inordinate love of self-display and surrender to a lust for power" (Jones).

Back to Trump's 'Movable Feast' G7 2020

Now so far I've discovered no definite date for a G7 meeting in September 2020 for it may not have been set yet, so we can't Moon-track the event today as we did in 2019 when Trump knocked noodles 'on the sidelines' with UK PM Boris Johnson. Apparently Trump prefers shadowy sidelines for his private whispers. Like ya do when you have many secrets and crimes to hide.

So as you know, sources are reporting that Trump's G7 2020 'plan' is to postpone G7 2020 'until at least September' from the original June 10, 2020 date and location at secure Camp David where barely a conspiratorial word can be whispered without a mic or camera picking it up - another reason for Trump and Putin to rock the G7 boat, yes?

With no definite date for G7 2020 (if you find one Please let me know!) we can at the least check the September 2020 Lunations (New and Full Moons) where we find that the month begins with a Full Moon @10Pis12 (September 2), an interesting cosmic occurrence since deceptive Neptune was @10Pisces opposite the 19 North Solar Eclipse that functioned as the Prenatal Eclipse of both Election 2016 and Inauguration 2017. Will new information be uncovered or leaked in September or late August concerning those significant events and/or the Trump-Putin love match? For Full Moons can reveal hidden things much as Lunar Eclipses, and New Moons can act in similar fashion to Solar Eclipses (Ovason). So you know what I always say around eclipse and lunation times? Peep-Eye!

Tragically, a Related Post: America, Neptune-Pluto, and Organized Crime. Also related: if Election 2020 is held at all, the Electoral College Is Set to Vote on December 14, 2020, an auspicious day of a difficult Solar Eclipse. Plus, here's a previous post concerning the learless feader: SOTU 2020 and Trump's SOTUs since 2017 and for health indicators you may wish to see The YOD in America's Solar Return 2020, a horoscope that functions for one year until July 2021.


All on-topic comments and shares are much appreciated! And please note that a 'new' page under 'Judith' Cowell is now created since my original FB account 'Jude Cowell" remains in lock down. jc


Nov 25, 2019

Trump Impeachment Gallery of Rogues and Knaves


With current events spawning within a seriously compromised Washington DC and piling one upon another in squirming fashion, I'm ready for a round-up of related posts in an attempt to place the culprits, goons, rogues, knaves, and complicit compadres of Trump into some sort of order bwo certain previous posts, plus, a few ladies to mop his beleaguered brow.

And please note that there's a 100% chance that the lens of Astrology will be utilized:

The Natal Planets of Putin and Trump.

Capricorn Mike Pompeo named Secretary of State.

From 2007 Rudy Guiliani May 28, 1944 (only a sunrise natal chart) and 2018's Rudy's Sun Gemini-Moon Leo plus Eclipses (links to his A-rated natal horoscope).

Astro-Notes: Stephen Miller.

Don McGahn's natal planets (noon horoscope shown with May 21, 2019 transits).

Gemini Sun Bill Barr.

Astro-Notes for Kellyanne Conway (still clinging to Trump's coattails and spinning!

On the Pre-Natal Solar Eclipse and Aspects of Roger Stone, the recently convicted and perhaps soon to be pardoned.

Some links between The Natal Horoscopes of Capone-Manafort-Trump. Also see Paul Manafort: The Ram and the Bull.

Horoscope: FBI Raids the Office of Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen who now sits in prison for doing what Trump directed him to do.

Astro-Chart Round-Up: Ivanka, Don Jr, and Eric. And Dual Natal Charts: Ivanka and Jared (noon charts shown).

In the Realms of Jupiter: Steve Bannon. Plus, Natal Horoscopes: Assange with Bannon!

The Natal Chart of Stormy Daniels with Sappho Rising.

And remember the very lovely Hope Hicks? She wishes you wouldn't! Horoscope and Astro-Notes on Hope Hicks.

In addition:

DC Horoscope: 1st Public Impeachment Inquiry.

Crimea, Scheat, and the 2020 Saturn-Pluto Conjunction.

The erosion, deceit, and conspiracy theories continue inspired by The Republican Party's Neptune Return (conspiring Neptune in shady Pisces, of course).

Horoscope: Russia - Flag Raised December 25, 1991.

Trump's opinion of bragging politicians 1999 !!!

Republicans brag about handling Putin !!! (see Thom Hartmann video number 2).

From December 2016 (we were all so much younger then): More Cronies Added to Trump's Koch-Head Cabinet (video).

And last but hopefully not least, the ever-popular Will Regulus Assure the Destiny of Donald Trump? which includes a link to Trump's natal chart for those who dare.


Dec 14, 2018

Horoscopes: Yemen - North and South

Dual image: Yemen North (lower left; September 27, 1962 '12:00 pm BAT -3:00' Sanaa' Yemen; Campion chart #392) and Yemen South (upper right; November 29, 1967 3:00 pm BAT = "end of British rule"; Aden, Yemen; Campion chart #393).

The horoscope of Yemen South is currently more activated of the two and is accurately timed so today's transits (Dec 14, 2018 est) are penned around the chart. Most notable is that Yemen's natal Mars @28Cap11 in 10th house is in process of being squared by transit Uranus @28Ari49 with both planets and their square having links to war, revolt, destruction, violence, explosions (bombs), injuries, and danger.

Another current indicator of war and violence is the transit South Node, a Saturnian point of restriction and loss (aka, 'the tail of the dragon') now swiping across Yemen South's natal Mars in Capricorn.

Then both charts reveal crisis-ridden YOD patterns within them. North's apex planet of its YOD is Jupiter Rx in Pisces, a compassionate sign for Jupiter yet as apex planet this denotes expectations that tend to fall short of their promised potential due to poor judgement, procrastination, and/or over-reach and this brings fateful consequences. In South's chart, we see 12th house Saturn Rx in early Aries (where transit Chiron is scheduled to visit later on) as apex of the YOD which doubles the karmic potential of the YOD and suggests an inherent ambition, plus, a destiny replete with determination, commitment and resolve if the energies are correctly faced and handled. Obviously, maturity and social responsibility must be part of apex Saturn's demanding imperatives and periods of Yemen South's Saturn Returns would be times when YOD conditions would be most in force with many lessons to learn. South's last/current Saturn Return was a three-fer: 1. June 3, 1996; 2. September 3, 1996; 3. February 21, 1997 - all when Bill Clinton was inhabiting the White House. South's next Saturn Return will perfect on April 2, 2026.

So as you see, transit Pluto @20Capricorn+ (a critical-crisis degree) is about to cross Yemen's Midheaven (21Cap10) with transit Saturn close behind. In fact, the two karmic planets' Great Conjunction takes places January 12, 2020 @22Cap46 (see link, below) and will form a midpoint picture of potentials for Yemen: Saturn-Pluto = natal MC: desire to rise from difficult circumstances through the application of tenacity and endurance; severity; one-sidedness; self-sacrifice; asceticism (Ebertin).

And perhaps you've noticed that Yemen's Mars @28Capricorn conjoins the power-mad, manipulative natal Pluto of the United States (27Cap33 Rx). We can see this planetary connection in such inconvenient-for-the-Pentagon facts as Shrapnel in Yemen ties US bombs to civilian deaths, a massive cosmic peep-eye for we Americans who are usually the last to know what the Pentagon is actually up to abroad.

So what if anything is Washington doing about our complicity in these tragic, heart-wrenching war crimes in Yemen? Well, the US Senate voted to end our nation's involvement in the war at least in part but the vote is probably merely a symbolic gesture especially with Mr. Trump unlikely to sign on to the idea of putting an end to the bombing of Yemeni women and children. After all, Big T likes to cage children, we know - and he remains a supporter of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia in spite of the Saudi-ordered assassination of Trump-critic and Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. Of course, big money, pay-offs, and favors are involved, a probability which neatly sums up the entire situation for the superficial Donald Trump who prefers to do just like his mentor Putin would do.

Wouldn't it be wild and crazy if Melania turns out to be asset Trump's handler?

Three Related Astro-Posts: The Pentagon's Progressed New Moon (with link to Pentagon natal chart); Horoscopes: 1982 and 2020 Saturn-Pluto Conjunctions; Saudi Arabia 1902 with October 2, 2018 Transits, Jamal Khashoggi links included.

Jun 28, 2018

Will Trump Tariffs Tank Our Blimp of State? Ask Putin

July 10, 2018: The US Economy and a Timely Cosmic Alert via Jupiter in Scorpio

by Jude Cowell

As previously discussed, and with a tri-wheel of return horoscopes shown, Ronald Reagan is in process of posthumously enjoying another Jupiter Return, part of what everyone born on Earth enjoys--the Jupiter Reward Cycle which occurs approximately every 11.6 years. With his natal Jupiter in Big Money Scorpio (@13:44), Mr. Reagan in his day was intensely interested in gaining control, garnering money, and hitting the jackpot as he declared upon signing the Garn-St. Germain Depository Institutions Act of 1982 which economist Paul Krugman, in his NYT op-ed of May 31, 2009, himself declared, "--turned the modest-sized troubles of savings-and-loan institutions into an utter catastrophe." And the tremendously lucrative Reagan "jackpot" paid off years later as the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. You remember how Wall Street was bailed out by taxpayers--but not Main Street where the 99% stroll...and show up for work.

So here's a re-publish of the tri-wheel of Reagan's current yet posthumous Jupiter Return/s in case you don't care to follow the link provided above or read details:

So in 2018 we have 'Republican' Donald Trump shakily steering the Blimp of State and the Trump Tariffs are promising and/or actually triggering bilious reflux in markets, on Capitol Hill, and locally as US workers and their families are already 'paying the price' for Trump's grandstanding over this particular campaign promise which drags job losses and trade wars in its wake. Some of our national politicians are dreading 2018 Midterms with the Republican Party hijacked as the 'Trump Party' and we know it's all or nothing with cultish Donald who refuses to take prisoners.

And yet today, as HuffPost reports, a Progressive Democrat Bails Out Trump on Tariffs--that's Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown. He has his reasons--or thinks he does, and good as they may be, this fail makes the US Senate look more toothless against Trump than before.

Now a reason to bring up all this now, besides the fact that we're mired within Reagan's current three-fer Jupiter Return/s (perfecting on December 14, 2017, June 24, 2018 Rx (just past), and next on July 26, 2018, as you see in the horoscopes above) is that transit Jupiter Stations and turns Direct on July 10, 2018--@13Sco20. Basically, this Station conjoins (and strengthens) Reagan's natal Jupiter degree and, consulting our Great Cosmic Clock, we find that the 2018 Jupiter Station occurs between Reagan's second and third exact Return upon his natal Jupiter.

It's as if The Gipper's (greedy) Jupiter has come again under tutelage of (gilted) Donald Trump. As if US workers needed that or will be supported by it. As if.

Yet the degree's symbol should also be considered here and I suspect that anyone reading this post has access to at least one version of the Sabian Symbols but fewer may have a copy of The 360 Degrees of the Zodiac by Adriano Carelli. And it just so happens that Carelli gives a curious symbol (word picture) for '13Scorpio' (he champions the actual degree, not the rounded-up degree). Which is:

"A lonely stronghold on a high mountain top, a veritable eagle's nest. The place is fortified by nature itself rather than by man's hand. It is the key-point of the region, and its possession grants sway over the neighboring states."

This symbol describes one who has been earmarked by fate "to occupy an eminent, independent position and to hold sway over others, owing to his inborn inexhaustible force. To obey him is a matter of course, nearly of necessity.

An untiring, hard worker, he is fully confident in himself, and his firmness of purpose borders on stubbornness. Laconic, or even silent, he can scan and pierce everything around himself at a glance without betraying any of his feelings. Close but long-sighted, strong but on his defensive, cunning yet intelligent, he has fortune on his side and all the good and evil needed to assert oneself and achieve success, his main asset being an iron will, unshakeable and undaunted; his main defect, a selfish, despotic, scheming ambition.

When other aspects point to a liking for the career of arms, this degree will bestow the gift of strategy."

Carelli then cites '13Scorpio' as the degree of Napoleon Bonaparte's Ascendant although either one of us may be able to think of one or more modern day despots which this symbol could also describe, if not the seemingly mild Mr. Reagan. So is the 'stronghold' Washington DC? Perhaps, but first I must wonder--exactly where in Helsinki, Finland will Trump and Putin rendezvous on July 16, 2018? Perhaps in a naturally fortified strong-hold, secluded on a mountain top? Wouldn't that be so-o-o romantic!

In closing, here's an excerpt from a December 2, 2017 post published to 'honor' the passage of the Republican Tax Cut Bill, the massive give-away to Corporate America--yet another "jackpot" for the wealthy stolen at our expense:

Money-Bags Jupiter in Big Business Scorpio, Sign of Betrayal

Transit Jupiter, planet of bankers, donors, financiers, politicians, military generals, and preachers is in 2nd house of Money and Values @11Sco19 and approaches the upcoming Jupiter Return of Ronald Reagan under whose watch the last major overhaul of US taxes took place. The first of three conjunctions of transit Jupiter to Reagan's natal Jupiter position occurs December 14, 2017 with its 'tax cuts for corporations stimulates job growth' fallacy now being re-used by Capitol Hill Republicans in spite of the fact that corporate tax cuts do not inspire corporations to re-invest in US workers and the economy. Having been burned before, this time a majority of Americans are not buying into the tiresome GOP-touted job-creation fallacy that Reagan lifted from Hoover times of the 1920s. And here we go crashing again.

A curious one may wish to read the rest...

While Trump behaves just like Putin would do, the current version of 'Trickle Down Economics' fails us once again as the wealthy class intends. Can you feel it as The Tower Solar Eclipse approaches which also happens to be the Prenatal Solar Eclipse (PE) of November's 2018 Midterms? Though cracks show now, it may take a while, so care to pre-guess whose tower will collapse into rubble?


Aug 16, 2016

Trump Campaign Chief's Strong Ties To Putin Revealed - clip (w Astrology)

August 15, 2016: no, I did not know that Donald Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort, has had for years lucrative business dealings with Russia and Ukraine to such a shady extent:

Watch The Young Turks Live.

Here's a link to the New York Times article on Mr. Manafort's foreign ties, a link which may or may not remain Live. He says the money was only for political activities but given how underhanded and underworldly Politics can be, that's not very comforting.

Paul Manafort: an April Fool of 1949

Billed as a lobbyist and political consultant, Paul Manafort was born on April 1, 1949 in New Britain, CT (hour unknown; Moon in Taurus for the 24-hour period). A Fire-Earth Sun Aries-Moon Taurus personality gives him a "straight from the shoulder charm", great ambition, and confidence. Mr. Manafort can be diplomatic yet tactless, intuitive yet pragmatic, and loves a challenge. Deeply possessive, his Venus-Mars conjunction in early Aries conjoins his Syzygy Moon @8Ari36 (last lunation prior to birth) so obviously this is a passionate man with what may be described as "a roving eye." Now I have no idea of his domestic situation or of his romantic arrangements but he is very much in the center of them.

His large streak of ambition of urges him to "make his mark upon the world" so it's no surprise that he's in Politics and active in several foreign regions of the world. Manafort is a natural entrepreneur with many irons in several fires and whether more of his past activities will surface and affect the White House chances of Donald J. Trump is a good question. There are two eclipses in September, Solar then Lunar, so we'll see if either lunation disgorges more scandals or inconvenient secrets for Manafort or for Trump.

Though self-centered (as is his client, Trump) Mr. Manafort is excellent company and can be loyal if he so chooses unless ego is allowed to get in the way of cooperation and getting the job done--two egos together have they. Still, Manafort has stamina and is quite magnetic so we'll see how Paul and Donald manage to trot along together on the path to the White House or whether a divergence will take place. I suspect a divergence between them or from the path--but we'll see.

A Bit More Astrology

April 1, 1949: all day a YOD pattern was overhead when little baby Paul (and anyone else born that day) arrived, a YOD pattern of special task or purpose, crossroads, turning points, or crisis implications at some point in his life (health issues may also be indicated). Wonder if the Donald Trump brouhaha circus and recent financial revelations have triggered Manafort's natal YOD because Trump's natal Sun is at the point of progressing into Virgo which means '00Virgo', the precessed position of royal star Regulus which, as you know, rises with Mars in Leo in the natal chart of Mr. Trump.

(See his red face for his Mars rising and his retaliating temper--also note that asteroid Tisiphone of 'retaliation' fame, conjoins Trump's natal Moon and South Node of the Moon along with starry Ras Alhague as we've discussed previously).

But the thing is, Mr. Manafort has a karmic planet in his natal chart @00Vir04 Rx and that planet is Saturn. His natal Mercury sextiles Jupiter in late Capricorn (conjunct US natal Pluto--a wheeler dealer across the globe with a potential accent on military and surveillance matters) which forms the base of the YOD, and whether his Mercury is @29Pisces or 00Aries, it conjoins the Aries Point of Recognition, Prominence, and Fortune.

When Saturn is apex in a YOD configuration there can be a self-induced sense of frustration or failure especially if a respected social position has been achieved but is undermined by a denial of natural limits and neglect of the requirements of authenticity, accountability, and maturity that astrological Saturn demands so that 'fateful consequences' result in the reaping what was sown category.

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For more on YODs and other planetary patterns, see Dynamics of Aspect Analysis by Bil Tierney; also see Sun Sign-Moon Sign by Charles and Suzi Harvey.

Apr 4, 2016

How to hide a billion dollars | The Panama Papers - video

Like many astrologers, when I think of massive amounts of wealth and treasure hidden in secret places I think of power-grasping Pluto, the Dragon (ex: Smaug the Dragon in the Lord of the Rings films). But you don't have to think of the Lord of the Underworld concerning this topic but can refer to criminal elements in the following presentation: How to hide a billion dollars:

Actually, today The Guardian reports on this and Britain's political links to the story thanks to leaked information.

Many thanks to the excellent Alexandra Bruce of Forbidden Knowledge TV for sending a heads-up on this video! jc

Jul 6, 2009

Astrology follows Obama and the Moon July 6 - 10, 2009

Today in Moscow, US President Barack Obama arrived to meet with Russian leaders President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vlaimir Putin.

When a Mundane Astrology chart shows planets (which for our purposes includes 'the lights', Sun and Moon, for ease of expression) meeting together, something of the archetypal flavor of that planet (actor) is evoked and a journey may be described.

In Pres. Obama's case for this trip abroad, we have a few conjunctions as he travels, landing at the Vatican on Friday, July 10, the day of the Great Conjunction (so we know it's a world event/s) between Jupiter 26AQ01 (Mr. Obama was born with Jupiter Rx at '00AQ+' so I nominate him for Jupiter's role - basically, Jupiter is the faster mover of the two so Jupiter 'comes to' Neptune, in this case, Obama to the Pope of a worldwide religion based on Neptunian veils of religious fervor...and clouds of incense.

This is the second of three Jupiter/Neptune conjunctions as speculation and grandiose plans hold sway over the globe, for 2009 is the year of Jupiter/Neptune's inflationary tactics and high-flying dreams. Still there's something to be said in favor of a hopeful attitude that perhaps the power elite chaos-creators will get hold of themselves, their egos, and think twice about plans for world domination.

Speaking of which...with Pluto now at 1Cap40 Rx, Luna must pass the 30th degree of Sagittarius (the seeker, but what doth he seek?) to reach Cap; '30Sag': "The Pope Blessing the Faithful" so a ring-smooching seems to be on Mr. Obama's menu. This should culminate on Friday, Day of Venus, with this week's position of Venus 5Gem46 conjunct transiting Pan, a Capricornian trickster; I associate Venus/Neptune with the Vatican...idealizing (Nep) a woman (Mary, Mother of Jesus.)

For Obama, natal Venus 1Can47 is snugged between Pope Benedict XVI's natal Mars 29Gem28 and North Node 00Can09, a World Point for his NN, a point of destined encounters and meetings, and contact with the wider public.

A midpoint picture is formed between the two natal charts of Mr. Obama and Pope Benedict (birth data I use for each of them at end of this article):

Mars/NN = Venus: getting together affectionately, passionately.

Yep! A major ring smooching is coming up. But that's not all...

Whenever Pluto has been at 00Cap+ of late, His Dragonhood has conjoined Pope Benedict's natal South Node, a point of separation. Generally this can mean separation from power, but also violence and war. Is there some fomenting going on in secret antiquated halls?

So Moon meets with Pluto today, then she goes on to meet with first Chiron 25AQ24 Rx, Jupiter 26AQ01 Rx, and Neptune 26AQ01 Rx at their Great Conjunction (July 10, 2009; Moscow, Russia, 9:18 am CDT +5:00.) This is the minute given by this software as the first minute they click into the same '01' minute so I use it in case an audience with the Pope may occur during the morning hours of Friday. Of course the entire day is flavored with this major conjunction between two 'religious' planets: one codified (Jupiter), and one urge-to-merge infused (Neptune.)

So as the Moon approaches the Jup/Nep pair, three midpoint pictures form. As usual the pics may operate in an 'any, all, or none' manner...

1. Moon/Neptune = Jupiter: grand imaginings and plans.

2. Jupiter/Neptune = Moon: dreaminess; an emotional swoon; going with the wind; becoming involved in speculations and gambling.

3. Moon/Jupiter = Neptune: success feels like it's leaving one's grasp; losing focus of objectives.

As President Obama carries financial and political pollen from one world leader to another on his trip, Mercury, planet of travel especially air travel, is dancing upon Fixed Star Sirius, a star strongly associated with America's natal chart.

Sirius, the Dog Star (Alpha Canis Major), once worhipped in Egypt as the guardian, and indicating the announcer in the form of a barking dog; keywords: the fire of immortality which I for one relate on one level to the Illuminati's 'eternal flame.'

There's an element of faithfulness linked with Sirius; Ebertin and Robson agree that a person influenced by Sirius (in this case, Mr.Obama as the young-ish man (Mercury) traveling (Mercury) to meet (conj) with the Sun 19Can27 (leader) on Friday for the Jupiter/Neptune conjunction) so this is a ceremonial and public level on which the two - or should I say, three? - leaders will gather. plus a private level, too. Perhaps there they'll say what the really think and what we are not privy to know.

If uprightly directed, the energy of Sirius may bring more gain than is expected in one's endeavors as the mundane becomes sacred. (Brady's Book of Fixed Stars.) Therefore, a small action becomes a symbol for the collective yet this is a demanding star that brings either huge success - or a scorching, maybe even a scalded dog yelping!

Mercury is oriental, too, which decribes the last-to-rise-before-the-Sun phenomenon in Astrology this is the dot the Is, cross the Ts mindset. Reporters?Speechwriters? Negotiators or trade representatives? Or all the possibilities on different levels?

For compexity's sake, there are also two bodies riding along with Mercury - Hygeia (health; perhaps a doctor and/or nurse?), and one of the two Isises (Isis #2, I call this one) now at 12Cap34. Is a daughter under the weather? Perhaps it only describes the usual arrangements for a president taking a long distance trip with his family and acts as a medical precaution for the one they once called, The Leader of the Free World.

Proserpina (transition) rises in Friday's Jupiter/Neptune conjunction chart as transiting asteroid Hopi (ambush; prejudice) sips Napoleon brandy with Pope Benedict's natal Pluto/SN conjunction. This is an old prejudice for the Pope but it also represents a chance to let go some of the poisons from his past.

So our 'Sirius' travels to announce and perhaps to warn, Jupiter's idealism and money issues meet the spiritual guru in his own neighborhood, and event-timing Luna shifts across the faces of the planets while pollinating from one to the next. Moon to Jupiter is generally a happy time (although both planets are often prominent in charts of poisonings and other offings.) Moon/Jupiter is a chance to travel, for certain, with emotional changes involving joy in the process.

Moon to Jupiter (or vice versa which is usually better since Jupiter 'stays longer' than the Moon) indicates publicity - which of course is a given here = reward, success, and optimism. In the political arena,
the religiousness of the judiciary becomes important which implies SCOTUS concerns on one side or the other - or on both.

Might Sonia Sotomayor's nomination for SCOTUS be a topic of discussion or negotiation?

Moon/Chiron contacts indicate that perceptual shields are open - so please be careful which frequency you tune in to.

Then Moon reaches Neptune, a refined, bewildered, sensitive, and/or spiritual time when subconscious forces are at play and one may be emotionally (Moon) deceived (Neptune) if one isn't careful, or perhaps 'deceived through the emotions' is closer to it. This is an idealizing (Neptune) a woman (Mary) descriptor.

And as you know, Tuesday, July 7, 2009 brings a Lunar Eclipse in mid-Capricorn, sign of politics, law, business, and management. Seems to me that that old time religion is good enough for traditionalist Capricorn, yet the US president of the moment doesn't seem overly encumbered with that particular Rock of Ages.

However, Mr. Obama, as all US presidents, will be kissing the Pope's ring this week.

Wonder if PM Putin ever puckered up for the same ceremony of adulation? Got photos?

~:~

Pope Benedict XVI: April 16m 1929 9NS); 4:15 am MET, Marktt, Germany; from BC.

Pres. Barack Obama: August 4, 1961; 7:24 pm AHST, Honolulu, Hawaii; from BC but disputed.

Aug 13, 2008

Saturday's Lunar Eclipse over DC 8.16.08

Here's a freshly notated image of Saturday's Lunar Eclipse set for the White House, Washington DC, August 16, 2008, perfecting at 5:16:24 pm EDT.

This Moon Eclipse is a buddy of August 1's Solar Eclipse (the 'Olympics Eclipse') and both are related to the economy through linkage to the NYSE...the August 1 Eclipse is in the same Series that the NYSE was 'born' into...see both Eclipses discussed here as possible market paranoia bubbles on the front burner.

But here the Lunar Eclipse chart is set for the White House with attention toward Politics - Bush and Putin, and the current conflagration in Georgia and South Ossetia.

You see that the Jupiter/Pluto (plutocracy; men of power and wealth; striving for power) is rising so we have a midpoint picture...there are no patterns formed in this chart (T-squares, Grand Trines, etc):

Jup/Pluto = ASC: being known as an organizer and special achiever; prudence; far-sightedness; personal advancement; the desire for power. ('Prudence' is a Bush Sr word.)

Also angular at Mc (The Goal) we see...

Sun/Asc = Mc: seeking mental or intellectual contacts; attainment of esteem and respect; personal recognition esp through the profession.

That strong-arming is afoot in the Caucasus is obvious and you don't need Eclipse charts to tell you that. And since I've lost the ability to listen to the words of 'world leaders' at merely surface value, it seems to be more posturing and political theater, dahlink, with an emphasis on consolidating the old Russia (or Soviet State) as Putin continues nabbing ocontrol of natural resources - gas, oil and grain while undermining American power (what power the neocons led by Bush-Cheney haven't dispensed with already - plus, Neptune...oil, gas, subterfuge...is at a 'Russian' degree, '23AQ"..."A Big Bear Sitting Down and Waving All Its Paws.")

That Bush is in disagreement with Putin's actions is no given in my book, but we shall see how things play out - the whole sad mess is being perpetrated while Bush is still in office which is no coincidence. McCain would be gung-ho for more war but would Obama?


Mercury 11Vir18 is quite active being the apex of two midpoints - and is conjunct Bush Sr's natal Asc...Mercury is his natal chart-ruler...Mr. New World Order himself.

Sun/Mars = Mercury: ready for action; the desire to bring plans to realization; the thinking fighter or the leader in a struggle or fight; alertness; fast talk, fast travel.

Venus/Saturn = Mercury: searcing for the ideal; thinking about ways to feel fulfilled, to improve relationships, to feel wanted; sober thinking; visualizations of stark reality; narrow-mindedness; separations in relationships.

The Jupiter/Uranus midpoint has been on the collective path (North Node) for several weeks now...

Jup/Uranus = NN: showing oneself cheerful in the presence of others; a fortunate new aquaintanceship; striving together with others for a common purpose. (The Beijing Olympic Games fits this bill! And did you see Bush and Putin chuckling together as the Russian aggression answered Georgia's aggression toward South Ossetia?)

You see critical/crisis degrees on the Mc/Ic axis, 29Ari/Libra which relates to the many crisis situations on the table at the White House and on the world stage.

Perhaps the Sabian Symbols might elucidate the evolutionary landscape. Since the axis degrees are 29:46, I'll give both 29Ari/Lib and 30Ari/Lib using Lynda Hill's more modern analysis where she includes 'Cautions' along with Keywords...

~Mc = The Goal; Ic = The Drain or Foundation of the matter~

Mc '29Libra': Mankind's Vast Enduring Effort to Reach for Knowledge Transferable from Generation to Generation...

keywords: handing down possessions or knowledge; knowledge being changed, modified, or updated; teaching by example; the wisdom of the ancestors; research into history; striving for answers; reference books, encyclopedias, and the spoken word; the gift of knowledge.

caution: believing that one knows all; information, knowledge, or riches inherited by only the select few; fundamentalism; reliance on tradition; doing what's always been done, regardless of the reason.

Mc '30Lib': Three Mounds of Knowledge on a Philosopher's Head...

keywords: looking at the signs; wisdom that transcends book knowledge; philosophy; having a knowledgeable demeanor; making wise decisions regardless of hard-line opinion; the head, skull, or cranium; predicting the future; wit and style; seeing others' potential; receding hairlines.

caution: over-analysis and reliance on intellect; being a know-it-all; having a bossy attitude; thinking that doesn't clarify issues but muddies them; taking things far too seriously; people with 'highbrow' attitudes; feeling weighed down by intellectual concerns.

Ic '29Aries': The Music of the Spheres...

keywords: voices bringing messages; attunement to the messages in Astrology; harmonies, chrods, keys, octaves, tones; the beauty of the planets; the measurement of time; circadian rhythms; days of the week, dancing to the wind, humming of bees; sending love; Numerology; sound healing; the Atomic Clock.

caution: inflating rational ideas; delusions or enlightenment?; rejecting the obvious intuition in favor of more intellectual answers; getting lost in abstractions; loving the sound of your own voice; not listening to obvious messages.

(Washington!)

Ic '30Aries': A Duck Pond and Its Young Brood...

keywords: nurturing, contentment; realizing limitations; reliability; psychoanalysis; finding friends or family that enrich life; family patterns and analysis; feeling safe in one's environs; being the mother duck; foster and adoptive families; communes and communities; facing the music that you've composed.

caution: denying one's own needs for sake of the 'brood'; narrow-minded attitudes; feeling stuck; not wanting to leave the nest; not inviting others in; borders erected to keep others out; distrusting those who are 'alien'; smugness or exclusivity; being lost in the crowd or not wanting to stand out. ~

Occurring during an Hour of Mars, we may be certain that this Lunar Eclipse will be stirring things up as all Eclipses are want to do, and which testosterone-driven Mars does best. And warrior Mars is nearing a crisis 29th degree himself - let's consider '28Vir' first...

'28Vir': A Bald-headed Man in Uniform Has Seized Power...

keywords: male hormones running rampant; dominating others' mental space; Samson's hair; strutting one's stuff; taking positions of power; 'wearing the pants in the family'; directing and organizing many people; the government; the military; letting others express their opinions or have a say; decisions based on logic; taking action or command.

caution: pushing too hard or fast; putting on a show because one is in uniform; power-tripping; being cruel or domineering; opportunism, corruption, misuse of power; taking charge because one can; domestic violence; strict rules for living; not listening to others.

~notice under 28Vir's keywords, mention of the family - Cupido 15Leo23 is conjunct 8th cusp of High Finance; Cupido is used by this astrologer as a significator for The Family, the Zionist Christian organization behind many of the world's war woes - you'll recognize them by their annual congressional "National Prayer Breakfasts"...Cupido also stands for the world crime syndicate, fascism, and corporatism, and shares the duty with plutocratic Pluto/Chiron two bodies which conjoined to help usher in the New Millennium (Dec 30, 1999) upon the US (Sibly) Asc...'12Sag': "A Flag Turns into an Eagle That Crows." And it has.)~

Mars '29Vir': A Man Is Gaining Secret Knowledge From an Ancient Scroll He Is Reading...

keywords: learning from ancient mysteries; study and its rewards; reading between the lines; finding clues from the past and applying them to the present; being privileged to look into something special; The Bible, the Torah, and the Koran; alchemy; manuscripts; secret papers; classified documents; scribes.

Hmmm...Mars is busy these days, isn't he?

And with chart-ruler Saturn 9Vir39 sitting upon the natal Mars of George Bush, his focus and determination are being tested - Saturn is applying to a helpful trine with Jupiter rising, yet Rx, and Saturn rules Jupiter here and is opposite US natal Sun (not good for US monetary funds which Bush has tapped into several times too often.)

That Putin is remaining in control of Russia beyond the normal 8 years may be a pattern for Bush to follow in the US - in other words, I'll see Bush is out of American politics when I believe it.

Unaspected Uranus 21Pis42 and Rx is on-the-loose and working on its rebellious own - and also in 2nd house of Resources and Money, causing more financial upsets.

Neptune and Moon rise on August 16 with Fixed Star Mirfak in the constellation Perseus (young male energy; challenge-oriented) and, of course, we've just had the Perseid meteor shower peaking on August 12 & 13.

With asteroid Tisiphone (retaliation) being at 00Cap and between the Asc degree and powerful Pluto, the chances for retaliation of some sort are increased along with Mars still within orb of opposition with radical Uranus. Pluto/Asc = power over one's environment; willpower; ambition; dictatorship; the desire to being others under one's rule. (Ebertin.)

One could say a 'bumpy ride' is indicated by this Eclipse - financially, politically, and militarily - and one would be in aggreement with this, your reluctant astrologer.

~:~

~see the August 2008 Eclipses discussed in relation to George Bush's natal chart here if you wish.~

midpoint pictures from Tyl and Ebertin.