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Showing posts with label The Great American Eclipse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Great American Eclipse. Show all posts

Dec 20, 2021

Back when UFOs "buzzed" the White House!

by Jude Cowell

December 20, 2021

Now yours truly was a mere babe in arms back in 1952 when UFOS flew over the White House and the Air Force was acting crafty about whether they had ever investigated such phenonmena. But how on Earth could the "Air" Force not have looked into such mysterious aerial events? Well, in June 2021, the US intelligence community released a long-awaited report you may have heard about or read, allegedly 'coming clean' about the controversial topic that engages the minds of many Americans.

Now perhaps I should make plain the fact that I'm not a believer in alien craft visiting our planet. After all, if the beings on other planets are advanced enough to travel this far across the Cosmos, why wouldn't their crafts look more space-aged instead of favoring Cuban cigars? So to me 'UFOs' seem either earthly in origin or in some cases, very imaginative folks see what they want to see - with visions most often aided by imbibing certain escapist substances that induce the apparitions they crave, whether consciously viewed or not. Unconscious tricks-of-the-eye have been known to happen and this may play a part especially for those who read or hear about such events and possibilities more often than their fevered imaginations can realistically manage. And of course, seeking notoriety in the public spotlight may also play a part for some.

Even so, the historical fact of the "buzzing" of the White House by mysterious aircraft back in 1952 makes for intriguing questions, doesn't it? Could it have been a private message or 'wake up call' for President Truman in office at the time?

For historical context see US events of 1952 which include the establishment of the National Security Administration (NSA). Well, that seems related to mysterious White House visitors! Plus, 1952 was a Presidential Election Year. Primarily, the sightings of 1952 were focused from July 12 to July 29 and were labeled by some as the "Invasion of Washington" and fell within the influences of the Pisces 8 North Eclipse of February 25th, displayed below.

So astrologically speaking (and then I'll stop fussing!), a curious solar eclipse occurred in 1952 which also could relate to the UFO topic for as you know, eclipse themes tend to 'run in the background of society' and eclipse cycles resonate with historical cycles in that "history rhymes" kind of way. As the first solar eclipse of 1952, its Uranian vibrations would have imprinted upon the entirety of 1952 and, as disruptive eclipses tend to do, must have brought a form of course correction to events and policies, possibly within or by the White House and the Truman administration:

Below: Solar Eclipse *8 North* Saros Series February 25, 1952 @6Pisces (mystical, secretive Pisces!); the Solar Eclipse's Sabian Symbol: "6 Pisces" = "Officers On Dress Parade"; as you see, wounded Chiron in Capricorn rises along with prophetic asteroid Hopi ('ambush; prejudice'). And with 1952 Saturn Rx @14Lib07, it appears that the US is in process of a three-fer Saturn Return, a significant clue concerning White House authority, responsibility, and authenticity. Meanwhile, the 2nd hou$e North Node points toward America's Prenatal Solar Eclipse (@00Pis33) in the 12 South Saros Series ('longterm worries are successfully resolved'). Then as you see, conjunct the Descendant, the Partnership angle, is 15Can14, which, as it happens, is the Ascendant of the Pentagon (1942); also note that with detail-oriented Mercury in Pisces near the eclipse, it's possible that the "buzzing" of the White House was an attempt to distract the president from whatever he was planning, while Mercury here suggests the need for utilizing logic and reasoning:

Please Note: The words that are cut off at the top of the image: "UFOs 'buzz' the White House July 1952." Also penned on: Conjunct the Pisces Eclipse are asteroid "Phaethon" which was mentioned in a previous post as being, "associated with fated events and similar in influence to flying-too-high Icarus (an asteroid which is sometimes active in assassinations among other things)"; also penned on the chart at the top is that Phaethon is "unprepared for tasks"; add Hermes, a Mercurial trickster asteroid suggesting cunning and the possibilities of theft and/or use of the occult; magician Hermes is posited in the mundane 2nd house of the National Treasury.

So for comparison, here's the *8 North* Eclipse Horoscope of April 8, 2024 with a Path of Totality that (worrisomely) splits America from Southwest to Northeast and crosses the Oregon-to-South-Carolina Path of the Great American Eclipse of August 2017 (conjunct royal Regulus with its caution of 'success if revenge is avoided; otherwise all that's been gained will be taken away'). So have America and the Pentagon ever avoid taking revenge? Tragically not. America's macho 'cowboy ethic' tradition of 'might makes right' can't allow it.

8 North Themes: "Inventiveness, flashes of genius; intuitive leaps, vivid visions or dreams; new-found inspirations cause strain in private lives as people are pulled away from relationships or social life" (paraphrasing Predictive Astrology, B. Brady #ad).

Q: is "alien abduction" an example of being pulled away?

8 North eclipses have occurred in the years 1916, 1934, (1952), 1970, 1988, 2006 (@8Aries), and next in 2024 as yet another 'wild card of the Universe' a Great American Eclipse, this time exactly conjunct Chiron, the wounded healer and blindspot in any horoscope. So maybe the 'cosmic blink' of the 2024 solar eclipse will serve to open many eyes to the karmic problems that are holding back progress in America and they'll realize how to solve them. After all, 2024 is an election year.

And yet, here's a recent and related post: An American Tragedy of Mass Delusion.

Oct 5, 2021

"Reign Of Terror" and the Fixed Grand Cross Eclipse

by Jude Cowell

October 5, 2021: If you're a reader with 18 minutes to spare, you could spend your time much worse than watching 'Reign Of Terror' author Spencer Ackerman interviewed on the Amanpour & Co channel: How the 9/11 Era Destablized America and Produced Trump (#ad). Mr. Ackerman's book is based on his years of national security journalism and reporting on such topics as the victimization across the globe by the so-called 'American Imperialism' tyranny and the loss of our civil liberties in the US since 9/11. The book details events from the Oklahoma City Bombing (horoscope shown) to the Mob Attack of January 6, 2021 ('1/6') with what I'll call 'red hats tips' to demagogue Tr*mp, racism, and the white supremacy movement he spearheaded into the mainstream as if it belongs there.

Speaking as an American who has never been certain that the 9/11/01 WTC attack/s were not inside jobs, 'Reign Of Terror' has been published none too soon. And speaking astrologically, I continue to feel that the 1 North King of Terror Eclipse of August 11, 1999 (the problematic eclipse that Nostradmus pointed toward so long ago - see chart, below) holds many dark clues with its rigid Fixed Grand Cross of Sun-Moon-Mars-Saturn-Uranus, and, if you prefer to count it, the Nodal Axis of destiny, manifesting at or very near mid-degrees of the Fixed signs (Taurus-Scorpio/oxen-eagle points, Leo-Aquarius/lion-angel points) - with the four signs' associated animals mentioned in The Book of Revelation.

So now in 2021, in spite of the earth changes now afflicting the globe which are promised to be worsening, you, dear reader, may choose to disagree that humanity is in 'the last days'. Well, of course it's your right to disagree as you wish. Not that I give up hope for mankind at all but simply to face reality if such a difficult reality is soon to be upon us. (Remember I'm a Saturnian astrologer who sees DNA and genetics in horoscopes - the only 'past lives' I find in charts are generational and ancestral!)

So below you see the August 11, 1999 King of Alarm Horoscope with its Fixed Grand Cross and note that Mars-Saturn is the 'death axis' according to Reinhold Ebertin - squaring erratic Uranus (shocks and sudden events) = 'applying brute force; loud, brash disruptions; separation; death' (M. Munkasey; R. Ebertin):

Now the 1999 King of Terror (or, ' of Alarm') Eclipse is member of the 1 North Saros Series with themes of: 'unexpected events place great pressure on personal relationships and groups; issues loom large so make no hasty decisions until influences pass; information is distorted or possibly false; fatigue and/or health problems' (paraphrasing Predictive Astrology by Bernadette Brady #ad). To me this sounds much like events within the 'New Millennium'. And as you know, the 1 North family is also called, The Mother Of All Eclipses because it's number one and this makes it particularly prominent and influential upon earthly events whenever it appears in the 18.6-year eclipse cycle. Additional information can be gleaned from the fact that the initial eclipse in the 1 North family began on January 4, 1639 @13Cap38 (opposite US Sun on July 4, 1776) which means that all 1 North eclipses can be viewed through a Saturnian/Capricornian lens.

Meanwhile, forming a cosmic time link into the second decade of the New Millennium, is the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017 @29Leo, also a member of the 1 North family - and it 'eclipsed' the natal Ascendant of one Donald Tr*mp (who infamously removed safety glasses and looked directly at the total eclipse - are his squinting eyes affected by this now?).

So! As a follow-through we might think to wonder when is the next 1 North Solar Eclipse? That solar eclipse will arrive on September 2, 2035 @9Virgo, a degree eclipsed before and which, if I typed about it here, would turn this brief post into an e-book and neither of us want that, am I right?

Aug 25, 2021

1 North Saros Series: The Mother of All Eclipses!

The Total Solar Eclipse of June 29, 1927 @6Can31 which perfected in the 1 North Saros Series inspired this cool poster touting London as a great location for the thrill-of-a-lifetime viewing of the eeriest cosmic event of 1927:

Readers of SO'W will remember the astrological portents of all 1 North solar eclipses and 1 North's *themes (listed, below) because we've previously discussed a few of the significant historical events which have occurred under the influence of this series in that cyclic history-rhymes sort of way which (Uranian) 'wild card' eclipses tend to provide via disruption and sudden changes in the course of earthly events. 'Cosmic blinks' as they're sometimes called. Revelations may also appear, sometimes leading to scandals and crises for the naughtier among us. For politicians? Oh yes, most definitely for politicians.

Why 'The Mother of All Eclipses'? Because it's the One North, numero uno!

The initial 1 North Eclipse occurred on January 4, 1639 @13Cap48 (opposite what would become America's Sun on July 4, 1776), a year during which several significant Events Transpired in locations such as early Virginia and Connecticut. Note that all subsequent 1 North eclipses in their particular signs should be viewed through a Capricorn or Saturnian lens; one way to do this is bwo the angular relationship between their signs (ex: 2017's Leo inconjunct 1639's Capricorn with Sun-Saturn flavors).

Now in our era, 1 North eclipses have manifested in the years:

1909 @20Sagittarius (in Britain MI5 and MI6 are founded; in the US the NAACP is founded), 1927 @6Can31 as noted, above (2nd volume of Mein Kampf is published), 1945 @17Cancer (the tragic Atomic Bombings of Japan's Hiroshima and Nagasaki), 1963 @27Cancer oppposite US natal Pluto in Capricorn (JFK assassination), 1981 @8Leo (aka, the Reaganomics Eclipse), 1999 @18Leo (aka, the prophetic 'Nostradamus', or, 'King of Terror' Eclipse which heralded the New Millennium with its Fixed Grand Cross as described in The Book of Revelation), 2017 @29Leo as linked, below. The next 1 North Solar Eclipse manifests in 2035 @9Virgo.

Related posts include: the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017. For historical context, please see the NBC News video The 10 News Stories That Defined 2017. I doubt you'll like it much but watch it anyway.

*1 North themes: 'unexpected events place great pressure on personal relationships and groups; issues loom large so make no hasty decisions until influences pass; information is distorted or possibly false; fatigue and/or health problems' (paraphrasing Predictive Astrology by Bernadette Brady #ad).

Jan 28, 2021

Depopulation Foretold: the Georgia Guidestones

Is Pandemic Depopulation Following the Advice of the Georgia Guidestones?

by Jude Cowell

January 28, 2021: During Election Year 2016, a post and horoscope were published to my Two Hours blog entitled A Georgia Guidestones Horoscope and the Hopi Prophecy of a New Age. The ceremonial unveiling of the Guidestones was held in the morning of March 20, 1980. In lieu of an exact hour, the horoscope is set for 11:00 am est with Moon @21Gem48 rising opposite transit Neptune @22Sag40. This suggests that the proceedings were tinged with Moon-Neptune vibrations, a mystical, delusional influence which can deeply stir feelings and disturbances from within the Collective Unconscious. Additionlly, the Gemini Moon conjuncts US natal Mars in Gemini while Neptune @22Sag40 squares US natal Neptune (22Vir25), opposes US natal Mars, and receives a visit from 1980 Saturn Rx @22Vir58.

Read the carved inscription on the Stones here.

Now as you know, Saturn-to-Neptune is the grim face of reality transit that can also bring disillusionment, a sense of unreality, and/or financial troubles with it. Such conditions can be recognized in the "trickle down" "supply side" Reaganomics policies which began implementation during his presidency (Inauguration January 20, 1981 - by trickery).

Why, there's even a 1 North Reaganomics Eclipse to mark the GOP's delusional, corrupt policies under which we continue to struggle! And you'll remember that a nation-splitting solar eclipse in the 1 North Saros Series repeated on August 21, 2017 (Tr*mp's first year) as The Great American Eclipse, with the word "great" a part of the main Tr*mp campaign slogan. So basically, America's natal Mars-Neptune square, famous for its tendency toward misdirected motivations/activities and 'fog of war' potentials, was activated by the transits we see in the Georgia Guidestones Horoscope. There are other important contacts between the 1776 and 1980 charts, of course, and if inspired, I hope you'll find them and leave your on-topic observations with this post:

Now it's only my personal opinion but you'll see penned at the bottom of the chart a notation that the 11:00 am Midheaven @5Pis35 on March 22, 1980 in Elbert County, Georgia points toward the Fascism Rising Solar Eclipse of 1933 (@5Pis28) in the 7 North Saros Series. And readers of SO'W may as well know that this post will likely reappear as a feature in a series of posts I'm planning that concern America's current struggle with authoritarian influences and entities now attempting to break down our democracy and toss America into the dust bin of History.

But please take heart, my friends, because A Fascist Plot in America Has Failed Before!

Now here is recent commentary by progressive broadcaster Thom Hartmann on How To Stop Fascism.

Sep 18, 2020

Trump's October Surprise Could Be Explosive! (w/ Dr. Trita Patel) - Thom Hartmann

September 18, 2020: On this day of saddening news of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg comes a disturbing heads-up concerning Iran and provocateur Mike Pompeo stirring up the US-Iran situation to possible create an 'October Surpise' as an attempt to help Trump stay in the White House.

For as we've discussed before, these miscreants will do anything to hang on to their ill-gained power:

Get more news and views from Thom Hartmann.


And while we're at it, here are a few astrological details concerning Secretary of State Mike Pompeo whose Prenatal Solar Eclipse in the 1 North Saros Series repeated in August 2017 as The Great American Eclipse, the effects of which we continue to suffer.

Nov 20, 2019

Reaganomics Eclipse 1981 a Turning Point for America

American People Still Bamboozled by Reagan Economics

by Jude Cowell

Many moons ago I posted the horoscope of 1981's Reaganomics Eclipse on my WordPress blog, Jude's Threshold (its title a reference to my natal 12th house Saturn, guardian of the threshold). I don't go there often now but you may for there are quite a few post links in the blog's sidebar, posts which may relate to current events.

And since the eclipse may be used to time fundamental changes to America dating from 1981 and the presidency of Ronald Reagan, I'm publishing the eclipse horoscope (of July 30, 1981 @7Leo51 in the 1 North Saros Series which repeated as The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017--conjunct Trump's natal Ascendant and royal Regulus) here on SO'W for future reference if needed. And as you know, another Great American Eclipse (8 North series; 'vivid visions or dreams, flashes of genius, new-found inspiration'--Brady) will perfect on April 8, 2024 @19Aries and will 'split' our nation diagonally (Southeast to Northwest) while the 2017 eclipse split American horizontally (North-South).

So if you will, please enlarge the image to read chart notes concerning the change-of-direction 'wild card' eclipse of 1981 which conjoined the natal North Node of our nation:

Yes, the Decade of Greed of the 1980s really "hit the jackpot" during the presidential terms of Ronald Reagan whose administration early on made deeper cuts to the Federal School Lunch and Child Nutrition Programs (25%) than the original Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1980 signed by President Carter had done (8%), and thereby allowed schools to count condiments such as ketchup and pickle relish as vegetables. This created controversy of course and was a sign of disrespect toward American children by politicians of the GOP persuasion in particular. Later, the Congress of 2011 followed the GOP vs Children blueprint by allowing meagerly topped pizza to be counted as a vegetable. What do Republicans have against children, I wonder? Pardon me for typing this but can skin color have anything to do with the GOP's neglect of the youngest among us? Or is it simply a matter of selfishness and soul-destroying greed? And of course with Trump, this child neglect (and I would add, abuse) shown by the GOP of the 1980s has 'blossomed' into putting children in cages, separating them from their families, then losing a great number of them--or, have they marked 'em up and sold them on?

Well it seems to me that one perfect yet simple example in stark relief of the redirecting of America from a (reasonably) caring society into a Circus of Greed and Abuse as run by the still-greedy GOP has to be the Carter Inauguration of 1977 when Mr. Carter became the first US president to walk from the Capitol Building to the White House in the post-ceremony parade. In contrast, both Reagan and Trump motored regally from Capitol Building to White House in high style, ensconced in fancy limousines, their ritzy selves hidden from potential rotten-tomato-throwers.

And one of the many tragedies to spring from the Trump era is that his supporters (fans and cult members, alike) vote for a heartless, lewd man who only pretends to care about them and their circumstances when really he'd just as soon forget they exist if he didn't need them to spin his illusion of power and as props for bolstering his ego during his never-ending campaign rallies.

Now here's a related post from 2016 concerning the Reaganomics Eclipse of 1981 and includes a Thom Hartmann segment on the neo-liberalism that rots away at the heart of American society, Neo-Liberalism an Economic and Political Cancer!.

Do you know that the natal Jupiter of Ronald Reagan, though he's passed into the Great Beyond, returned to natal degree (13Sco44) three times recently: December 14, 2017 (the year of the Trump 'election'), June 24, 2018, and July 26, 2018. A Scorpio Jupiter tends toward materialism, a ruthless striving for possessions and pleasures, and a habit of overrating oneself. And in Reagan's 1981 Inauguration horoscope, transit Chiron @13Taurus conjoined the chart's Ascendant (Oath of Office) suggesting a wounding or a blind spot, with Reagan's natal Jupiter opposite and conjunct the chart Descendant. Turning to master astrologer Richard Nolle we find that a Jupiter-Chiron opposition implies, "one whose Quest aims at a radical redirection of the socio-cultural environment - anarchy and occultism play a central role in one's transformative vision." So apparently transit Chiron opposing his natal Jupiter (across the financial 2/8 axis) was inspiring to The Gipper who was nearly assassinated on March 30, 1981. His condition much more serious than the public was told, Mr. Reagan recuperated quickly for 70-year-old and returned to the White House on April 11, 1981 to continue overseeing our 'Decade of Greed'.

Jul 17, 2019

Can Trump Go Too Far or Will Racism Get Him Reelected - Thom Hartmann

My answers: yes he can and has and I hope and pray not.

As you know, Pluto now trods through Saturn-ruled Capricorn (sign of government, law, business), a placement with the disturbing potential of "the dictator" (Ebertin). Power planet Pluto is associated with racism and primal violence along with other -isms (exs: Communism, Capitalism, Socialism, birtherism, nativism, patriotism, nationalism--all exploitative in their various ways). Actually, I tend toward more specificity for evils such as racism by considering the duo of Pluto-Chiron and note that the rise of white 'supremacy' and other racist issues have been purposefully ramped up by social meddlers before and since the dawn of this 'New Millennium' and are 'inspired' in part by the December 30, 1999 Conjunction of Pluto and Chiron @11Sag22 conjunct what many astrologers consider to be America's natal Ascendant (12Sag). So Pluto-Chiron-R-Us in some measure--apparently about 30% or more of the US population in 2019. Why they prefer such darkness I do not know but I know that things do not have to be that way, so says the majority!

Now the Pluto-Chiron cycle is approximately 60 years in length and relates to the Collective Unconscious and the "manifestation of a mass need seeking an outlet at a particular time in history." (R. Nolle). During their cycle, at the squares and oppositions, "fierce conflicts" and "tension" are experienced so today with Pluto @21Cap Rx and Chiron @5Aries Rx we find their first square upcoming at some future point in time.

And as for Donald Trump and politics, here's an informative segment from Thom Hartmann posted July 15, 2019 concerning the racism of Donald Trump (and his ilk); the 1999 Pluto-Chiron Conjunction Horoscope is shown, below:


If you wish, please enlarge the following chart image to read my study notes; prominent is Pluto's agent, Mars @26AQ22 as apex of two midpoint pictures: harsh Saturn-Pluto (assault, brutality, ruthlessness; a gun with a cork in its barrel) and Mercury-Jupiter (the execution of plans; oratory). A cosmic time link is shown by this Mars directly opposing the natal Mars of Donald Trump (26Leo rising) which brings him into the picture on a personal level and reminds us that the Saturn-Pluto-Mars trio resonates all too well with Trump's natal Mars-Saturn = Pluto (brutality, bodily harm, murder, deaths of many people--Ebertin). It's the deepest part of him.

Then on January 12, 2020, fuel is added to any and all fires when Saturn and Pluto combine their karmic energies in Great Conjunction @22Cap46--conjunct Trump's natal Vertex of fated encounters and/or changing work conditions.

So highlighted in green on the chart are some of Trump's natal placements. Plus, you see the Pluto-Chiron conjunction's Prenatal Solar Eclipse ('PE') @18Leo21 (in 8th house) from the 1 North series which manifested as the 'King of Alarm' (or, 'Terror') Eclipse of Nostradamus fame (aka, 'The Mother of All Eclipses') and heralded the New Millennium. The next 1 North eclipse repeated as The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017 @29Leo--conjunct royal Regulus and Trump's natal Ascendant. As you know, its path of visibility split America into two halves, North and South--just like Trump tries to do. Plues, eclipses have the ability to activate fixed stars when they conjoin, you know, into either positive or negative manifestation and my personal view is that we as a Collective now suffer from the negative expressions of a vicious Donald Trump attempting to take America down with him as he goes and daily expresses 1 North's stressful themes of "information is distorted and possibly false" and "unexpected events" (Brady), events and lies through which the saboteur 'rules' by chaos.

Oct 31, 2018

What's To Be Done About Our Billionaire Problem? - Thom Hartmann

Here's Thom Hartmann with a few ideas about America's billionaires-gone-wild problem with US household wealth in decline since 1982 under Republican Ronald Reagan:

Speaking of Ronald Reagan's policies of the early 1980s, do you remember how the Total Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017 in the 1 North Saros Series (@29Leo conjunct Trump's natal Ascendant, plus, its path of visibility split the country in half, North and South, kind of like he does) had themes which included: 'information is distorted and possibly false'-Brady) and also manifested in 1981 as the Reaganomics Eclipse? I thought so.

Sep 24, 2018

Horoscope: United Nations w Sept 25, 2018 planets

Please enlarge chart image to read my study notes. You see the brutal Mars-Pluto-Saturn trio in the UN natal chart and in current transits (see center of chart). The transiting Nodal axis is involved in 2018 making things more...fated or karmic (2018 Mars conjunct 2018 SN; 1945 Saturn-Pluto = 2018 NN--see chart at bottom). Also notice that transit Uranus @1Tau39 Rx currently opposes UN natal Sun @1Sco07 (leadership). Planets and notes on the opposition are marked in blue. Since UN natal Uranus @17Gem02 Rx conjoins precisely the natal Uranus of Trump (17Gem53, his chaotic guiding planet), I'll say this chart shows Trump opposing UN leadership. Also conjunct @17Gemini is UN natal Nemesis (the unbeatable foe) and UN natal Psyche (or psycho?).

And the Prenatal Eclipse ('PE') of the UN is in the 1 North Saros Series ('The Mother of All Eclipses') in 4th house which repeated as The Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017 @29Leo conjunct the natal Ascendant of Donald Trump and royal star Regulus (success if revenge is avoided). And since I've previously posted so often on these topics I'll not bore you with them tonight.

Aug 22, 2018

DC Horoscope: Saturn Direct Station September 6, 2018

August 22, 2018: In my last post we made note of yesterday's legal matters in the Manafort and Cohen cases and the fact that August 21, 2018 was the day of the first Solar Return to the horoscope of The Great American Eclipse of 2017 @29Leo which 'eclipsed' the natal Ascendant of Donald Trump. And of course, eclipses that conjoin fixed stars tend to activate the gifts or cautions of said star--in this case, royal Regulus which rises in Trump's natal chart. In a sense, he is Regulus.

So on the day that transit Saturn, authority and legal eagle that he is, turns direct and begins moving forward, transit Mercury @00Vir38 conjoins Regulus in the 12th house of Politics, Back Room Deals, Secret Enemies, and Karma, as you see in the following DC Horoscope:

Legal matters should move ahead once Saturn turns Direct yet the karmic planet won't reach his shadow degree where he turned Rx on April 17, 2018 (9Cap08:55) until December 12, 2018 (see chart, lower left). Two days prior (December 10, 2018), transit Saturn makes his third of three oppositions to Mr. Trump's natal Mercury (8Can51) as notated on the chart, lower right and upper right, in blue. Unfortunately, loss-bringer Saturn, when in his own sign of Capricorn, isn't positive for finances or the economy so there could be forward movement in those departments as well with negativity suggested.

These Saturnian oppositions to Trump's natal Mercury began on March 30, 2018 with the second exact opposition May 6, 2018 as listed, chart right. Therefore, Saturn is in process of winding up review mode during which he's been getting his facts lined up (on both sides--Trump's and Mueller's) yet we may not see major developments in the RussiaGate inquiry until December 12, 2018 or just before or after. That's unless Saturn's case is strong enough and helpful witnesses have cooperated to fill in the gaps in the case/s so that the report from Mr. Mueller that we're all waiting for can be finalized around September 6, 2018 or during the month (pre-Midterms 2018!) then perhaps the report will be publicly revealed by December 2018 whether Mr. Trump's 'interview' with Mr. Mueller is accomplished or not. If Trump is deposed, there's no telling how matters will develop...or how they will blow up in his red face.

Actually, transit Saturn opposing Trump's natal Mercury is only part of his ongoing Saturnian troubles because he was born with a fact-challenged Mercury-Neptune square. Here's a previous post with a list of Saturn's affects on both planets in the square and the dates of exactitude when influences are strongest.

As for chart-ruler Mercury in its own sign of Virgo (also ruler of the MC, The Goal Point), two applying Ptolemaic aspects are shown: Mercury trine Uranus in Taurus (1A34; organized groups, beneficial info arrives, larger social and/or tech issues on the menu) and Mercury trine Saturn (1A54; support from authority figures, practical solutions are found). As you see, these three form an Earth Grand Trine, a soothing indicator of protection, stability, persistence, and endurance, yet negatively, 'stuck in a rut' may also describe this conservative, common-sense, routine-loving pattern which tends to shrewdly evaluate matters before making important moves.

Mr. Mueller and his staff come to mind. Mr. Trump and his staff do not.

Now there are multiple factors worth noting in the chart other than the ones noted, above, such as Denebola rising (to go against society), planetary patterns (2 YODs, a Grand Cross), house ruler-ships, a Syzygy Moon in early Pisces (August 26th Full Moon), the Solar Eclipse in force ('The Tower' @18Leo41), the stressed out Sun-Neptune opposition square MC with royal Rigel upon it (to bring knowledge to others), and more. Please enlarge the image to read a few basic notes, aka, my messy scribbles. jc

Very Much Related: Will Regulus Assure the Destiny of Donald Trump?

Aug 21, 2018

Aug 21, 2018 Sun and Saturn affect Trump legal matters

As Above, So Below for Donald Trump

August 21, 2018: Today in Alexandria, Virginia, jurors found Paul Manafort guilty of 8 out of 18 counts of felonious activities while Trump fixer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in his many-faceted case and pointed a finger at Donald Trump ('candidate') as the co-conspirator who directed him to pay Trump amours Karen MacDougal and Stephanie Clifford in order to protect Trump's 2016 campaign for the presidency. Campaign finance violations may attach.

But predictably, GOP lawmakers try to distance Trump from Manafort and Cohen as democrats pounce what with the 2018 midterms upon us and Mr. Trump's legal exposure from these outcomes remains to be seen in the coming days and weeks.

That was on Earth. Overhead in the starry firmament, today's Sun returned to its degree at last summer's Great American Eclipse (28Leo52) which precisely conjoined the natal Ascendant of Mr. Trump (remember he took off his safety glasses to stare directly at the eclipsed orb?)--and perfected not far from his rising Mars @27Leo. Rounded up to 29Leo, the eclipsed Sun's degree one year ago today and therefore, today's Sun position, are at a critical-crisis 29th degree.

Even starker is that royal 'kingmaker' star Regulus is in the solar mix and rises in the natal chart of Mr. Trump as we recently discussed. All the Royal Stars of Persia contain great gifts but include serious cautions which, if neglected or ignored, are not so forgiving. In fact, this sounds a bit like karmic Saturn who rewards only those who honestly deserve it. He will not be trifled with!

Yet there's another factor in the 2017 eclipse chart that tells a difficult tale in line with today's legal events--that 2017 Saturn @21Sag11 precisely conjoined the sensitive natal Moon of Donald Trump and very soon went on to oppose his natal Sun (22Gemini), either of which condition represents sobering times. His having the Nodes involved with his natal Sun-Moon opposition only adds more karmic flavor to these transits and spotlights the legal events that, as of today, will begin to threaten Mr. Trump in earnest.

Because we know that Saturn's realm includes the legal system, lawyers, judges, karmic decisions, restrictions, limits, scrutiny, and--perhaps most importantly--accountability, something Mr. Trump has already attempted to distance himself from (today's Manafort convictions "have nothing to do with me," he says). To natal Moon, harsh Saturn tends to bring feelings of emotional deprivation and turmoil and can even herald a forced change of residence if other factors agree. The family isn't faring very well either. Opposing natal Sun, one's ego and sense of pride are affected negatively by authoritative Saturn so that goals are delayed, hindered, or blocked while failure to accept responsibilities will not satisfy the rightful demands of taskmaster Saturn. Leadership, integrity, and honesty are challenged and if one has broken (Saturnian) rules or laws in the past, it can mean the eventual loss of something even more valuable. Such difficulties and worries might also signal a health breakdown approaching especially if the recipient of Saturn's rays has reached a ripe old age, or if chronic conditions exist.

Aug 18, 2018

Will Regulus Assure the Destiny of Donald Trump?

Starry Regulus: the Heart of the Lion and the Destiny of a Roaring Mr. Trump

by Jude Cowell

In the natal horoscope of Donald Trump it has often been observed here and elsewhere that at the time Baby Donny was born, royal 'kingmaker' star Regulus arose on the Ascendant just after his natal Mars in the royal sign of Leo. The Mars Rising signature we see each day through Trump's belligerence, brashness, impulsiveness, boastfulness, competitiveness, and street-fighting nature which punches back at every slight, whether real or imagined. But these days, due to his own actions, the slights and criticisms are real and have no better example than the John Brennan-Donald Trump feud currently in the news.

How predictable that vengeful Trump would take action against the outspoken former CIA director by revoking his security clearance and planning to do so for others on his 'enemies list' (those who stand in his way). Of course, as some pundits have pointed out, security clearances for former officials are left in place after their service for the sake of a current administration in case such expertise is called upon. But the current denizen of the White House never listens to anyone else so what's the point of pretending? For even in a national crisis such as a terrorist attack, Mr. Trump might only depend upon his own opinions and gut feelings to guide him in his chaotic, quirky Uranian manner--or else call upon one of the dictatorial mentors he prefers to mimic as he misguides the American Blimp of State.

So today Trump's battle to silence his critics remains in the news cycle as CNN reports that Trump blasts former CIA director John Brennan as 'loudmouth, partisan, political hack' which continues the drama of this particular Political Theater performance. And it would be amusing how the insults, labels, and nicknames Trump throws at people actually describe his nibs to a T if only his tenure in the White House weren't proving so tragic for our nation. Of course, Republicans, who are compromised themselves, cannot be depended on to stop the monster from crashing our blimp into the ground yet navigator Trump's own inherent nature and grand hubris may be what it takes to eventually crash him as the failure he fears he is.

Now it's often asserted that revenge is sweet, a handy reference to Trump's rising Regulus for all the Royal Stars of Persia, when linked to an individual's chart via planets or angles, contain great promise, but they also come with particular cautions when and if their energies are mishandled, their commands ignored. Of course along with Regulus rising at Trump's 29Leo Ascendant, we also see 'sun god' Apollo rising and expanding his ego, plus combative Mars which adds hyper-sensitivity to his touchy emotions and an annoying me-first attitude.

So what do we know about Regulus? As noted, this major historical star promises great success if revenge is avoided--and what if it isn't avoided but is a regular part of a personality such as we see in the actions and reactions of Donald Trump? Then all that has been gained will be taken way, a difficult destiny certainly but one that in Trump's case is self-inflicted. Yes, Leo (the lion) is the proud sign of ruler-ship and 'the natural leader' yet there are many ways of acting as leader and the natural law of karma--reaping what's been sown--still applies to even the loftiest among us! Plus, as we so often like to say in America, no one is above the law. Well, in the form of Donald Trump as 'leader' We The People with the aid of the US justice system now have a great opportunity to prove it. We're waiting to see how earthly justice plays out for Mr. Trump and his comrades-in-arms.

And if we consult ancient texts and mythologies concerning the stars of the Leo constellation and their early implications we find that Regulus, the Watcher of the North, was linked to king Feridun who once ruled the entire world. Similar to Zeus, Feridun was known as a good and great king much as Mr. Trump wishes to appear to us now--and ruling the world appears to be on top of his personal agenda.

For as Brady's Book of Fixed Stars informs us, "Regulus indicates power and success and so is active in the charts of successful people. But the higher this star takes a person, the more they must guard against revenge." {} "Always strong and hot in nature, this star will make its presence felt in a chart. Much depends on how it connects to the chart, but its meaning will have to do with the striving for success and the potential for ambitions to be fulfilled. However, at the same time it will suggest issues of revenge, always tempting and testing a person. If, out of anger or hurt, the person takes revenge, then as promised with all Royal Stars, there is a falling from grace. If revenge is taken then there is a loss of what has been gained. This loss may be public or private."

Strong and hot? So is Mars rising in Leo with his red ties and red face yelling a colorful tale!

As for other astrological references to Regulus, Ptolemy gives the star in the heart of the Lion a martial and expansive nature 'like Mars and Jupiter' while Robson links it to 'destructiveness and violence' and to 'honor that is short-lived'. Ebertin is generous and gives Regulus 'royal properties' and 'a noble mind, frankness, and courage', elusive qualities Mr. Trump seems to assume for himself. Rigor basically agrees with Robson and adds that the star 'gives the ability to command and to be successful but that any greatness suffers an "eclipse".' Might we agree that this refers to The Great American Eclipse @29Leo which in August 2017 precisely 'eclipsed' the natal Ascendant and rising Regulus of the very vengeful Mr. Trump? Add to that the disruptive 'cosmic blink' or 'wild card' energies of his very own Prenatal Solar Eclipse with themes of 'separations, endings, and unfortunate news' for it repeated on July 12, 2018 @20Cancer, conjoined starry Castor, and perfected quite near his natal Saturn, planet of law, government, business, karmic loss, and accountability.

Excerpt from a previous post: A Solar Eclipse in proud Leo, ruled by the Sun (ego, hero's journey, natural leadership, royalty, creativity, vitality) denotes that karmic progress depends upon use of the positive Leonine qualities rather than pride, arrogance, egocentricity, vanity, pomposity, and other negative traits of Leo which retard or block karmic progress.

Actually, we currently remain under the auspices of a Leo solar eclipse and it's a perfect time for all kinds of towers, lifestyles, and plans to collapse, even those of the self-exalting Donald Trump whose empire is under sustained fire via the Mueller investigation. For as you know, the current eclipse manifested on August 11, 2018 as The Tower clutch your pearls and corral the horses because something is falling down!

And so for these and other reasons, when it comes to the karmic destiny of the retaliating Mr. Trump, whose troubles are so often self-created, my money's on the great and powerful Regulus. How about yours?

Two related posts: The 2016 Solar Eclipse That Heralded The Prevaricator and Consulting the Tarot Over Mr. Trump and Mr. Mueller.

Above image: Department of Justice, public domain photo

Aug 7, 2018

Great American Eclipses of 1878, 2017, and 2024

Image: 'Wild Bill Hickok'; public domain; wikicommons

Eclipses affect History so as I await delivery of author and science writer David Baron's book American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World concerning the Solar Eclipse of July 29, 1878 @6Leo33 (conjunct US natal North Node!), I'm posting below brief astrological details on the themes of the 1878 eclipse, The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017 @28Leo52 (conjunct the natal Ascendant of Mr. Trump--ASC = physical body--the fool who daringly removed his safety glasses to stare at it), and the next Great North American Eclipse of April 8, 2024 @19Ari24--precisely conjunct transit Chiron @19Ari24.

All three eclipses were/are Total and their themes listed below paraphrase those found in Brady's Predictive Astrology:

July 29, 1878 6 South themes: 'being forceful; taking power; huge efforts in a group activity; sudden events; manic energy'. The group of eclipse chasers, which included Thomas Edison, were determined to put fledgling America on the scientific map and their activities boosted our nation's standing in the world and romanticized US expansion into the 'Wild Wild West'. A 6 South eclipse will next manifest on October 25, 2022 @2Scorpio.

August 21, 2017 1 North themes: 'unexpected events put great pressure on relationships via issues that loom large; fatigue or health problems are attached; make no hasty decisions because information is distorted or possibly false'. (The 1 North Saros Series is 'The Mother of All Eclipses' and a repeat of the August 1999 'King of Terror' eclipse which some folks link to the predictions of Nostradamus--and of course we think of the attacks of 9/11 and the engendered fear, paranoia, hasty decisions, and the propagandized 'war on terror' that resulted.) The next eclipse in the 1 North series will perfect on September 2, 2035 @9Virgo.

April 8, 2024 8 North themes: 'flashes of genius and inventiveness; dreams and visions; insights and new-found inspiration which can temporarily pull people away from relationships and cause strain in their private lives'. The next 8 North after 2024? Not until April 20, 2042 @00Taurus, a degree where 'wild card' planet Uranus hangs around these days.

Of course, all that being said on August 7, 2018, we must first deal with events over the next few months or more brought to us by a Universal 'wild card' via The Tower Solar Eclipse which soon perfects on August 11, 2018 @18Leo41 with its 'collapse of plans or lifestyles' and 'rebuilding after the dust settles' theme which may very well relate to tower-builder Donald Trump, Trump Jr, and/or other of Trump's cronies and enablers, both foreign and domestic.

May 30, 2018

Trump's May 30 2018 Moon Return: an eventful month

Donald Trump's Very Karmic Lunar Return of May 30, 2018

by Jude Cowell

Today, May 30, 2018, at 11:56:20 am edt, a Lunar or Moon Return for Donald Trump perfected. The horoscope you see below of the Return is set for today at the White House and predicts for him a prominent, eventful, and important month because the horoscope features angles and cusps that are basically those of Trump's natal angles and cusps. This cosmic condition makes his personal month which begins this very day significant for him until his next Lunar Return on June 26, 2018.

As you know, Lunar Returns reveal insights into how our daily lives will proceed for a particular month and the prevailing emotional mood or trends but for a public figure, more info can be gleaned from a Return chart (of any kind including Lunar) since their lives are usually more eventful than the average bear's anyway. And of course, the astrological Moon relates to multiple areas of life such as unconscious motivations, reigning emotional needs (Tyl), health issues or concerns, and the women in one's life, plus, family members--his ruled by the expansive moneybags planet, Jupiter.

Also a significant factor in any planetary, lunar, or solar return chart is that whatever natal aspects the celestial body held in the natal chart are re-activated on various levels of the personality. So as you know, Trump's Moon conjoins natal South Node and opposes natal Sun-NN, a cosmic picture of his relationship axis which involves his current marriage issues with wife Melania and his family ties disappointing, jeopardizing, or otherwise displeasing him. Any Moon-South Node contact can be a lonely, isolating proposition especially when one is haplessly motivated by unconscious, neurotic impulses and obsessions defensively formed in the past. Neurotic because these defenses worked okay in past situations but no longer serve a constructive purpose in the present--yet they are relied upon anyway similar to constantly using the 'head against a brick wall' stupidity.

Now I don't have to mention here all the scandals and legal issues Mr. Trump is dealing or not dealing with currently or the fact that most of them are due to his own actions in the past (karmic Saturn's realm) for most of his troubles are, in a word, self-created. He likely feels he's caught in a vise that's closing (a la Mr. Mueller and his team) and normally I would feel sad for him--well, I do, but mostly I feel sad for America that we've all been put in the position of accepting (or not) an Oval Office tenure for a man like Donald Trump who was placed in position by dark forces. Perhaps this is primarily due to the fact that any brand of mobsterism is a no-go for yours truly, and the old 'ends justifies the means' attitude of Machiavellianism sucks heartily in my personal opinion--and always has. We are our brothers' keepers even though the unprincipled Mr. Trump does not subscribe to that common-good principle and has no apparent means of appreciating or adopting any mode of existence but that which exalts his own self-interest.

But that's part of the point--transit Neptune continues to square Trump's natal Moon (@22Sag = "A Chinese Laundry"--hint hint!) while other Saturnian transits add to his difficulties for lesson-bringer Saturn demands accountability, realism, and authenticity, while Neptune lies, confuses, attempts to cover up, and brings paranoia and fear into any overwhelming situation and involves flooding, leaking, subterfuge, betrayal, fraud, and disguise. Transit Neptune in mid-Pisces also squares his Nodal axis--with his natal Moon conjunct natal South Node (of the Moon), a karmic, reap-what's-sown condition for him (and thus by extension, for America and the American people) and it very much includes his unconscious compulsions learned during childhood--one reason he's sometimes called a 'man-baby'.

Because as you know, the adolescent stage of life never fully developed or evolved into Saturnian maturity! Actually, his natal Saturn in Moon-ruled Cancer denotes an emotionally hypersensitive, discontented fellow, an emotional loner. And yes, uncertain Neptune square his Nodal axis muddies his public image and tries to hide the ties, contacts, encounters, and meetings now under close scrutiny. Note that Neptune can also bring loss, fear, disappointment, and/or theft of possessions.

Then to complicate matters for all of us, add Trump's Mars rising--testy, hypersensitive, and red-faced--in arrogant Leo, sign of a natural leader, and we've got plenty of troubles of our own, thanks to Trump's emotional complexes, impulsive nature, lack of self-esteem, feelings and fears of inferiority and of being considered 'wrong' or insignificant, criminal underworld connections, and tremendous anger and rage issues. Among many other things he's a brooder and a pouter!

A Magnificent May 2018?

So May 2018 began for Mr. Trump with yet another in a series of Saturn transits seen via The Establishment challenging the ideas, plans, commercial interests and transactions, and the attitudes of Donald Trump and his Mercury (@8Cancer). Here karmic Saturn times an ongoing Saturnian period of depression, obstacles, blocks, delays, scrutiny, and demands from authority figures. Add to this transit Neptune square natal Moon and potentials include emotional depression (did wife Melania really move back to NYC?), obstacles, shifting alliances, issues of unreliability, and scandals based on his own past (and current) behavior (ex: crimes, overstepping legal boundaries of the Executive Branch, and other outrages). Tragically, he made his crooked bed and now We The People must recline in it.

See 2018 Saturn to Trump Natal Mercury-Neptune Square, aspect of a pathological fantasist now being held to account by realistic, law abiding Saturn.

And yet at least a partial reprieve may arrive once the predicted 'Blue Wave' (Neptune!) occurs in November 2018 at the Midterm Elections with as many Democratic victors as possible in order to 'turn the tide' in Congress. Or that's the narrative the public is being sold in a nation where most if not all politicians and media figures are compromised by corporate 'big bucks' and glowing promises of continuing elite status--which, with oceanic Neptune involved, may or may not be the case for each one of them who now carry water for the Global Crime Syndicate/s.

If you wish, please enlarge the chart for better viewing:

Eclipses Are Karmic and Affect History bwo Individuals

So as you see, 'The Great American Eclipse' of August 21, 2017 @29 Leo rises precisely along with Trump's natal ASC, Mars, and royal Regulus (a star whose caution to 'avoid revenge' Trump has not heeded). You'll remember that this Total Solar Eclipse 'split' America across its middle--separating North and South, a symbolic cosmic condition with fated undertones which I believe (you may disagree) involves issues created by adherents of such groups as the white supremacy ('Brotherhood'), the Klan, and the NRA. Russian (Chinese and Arab) agents infiltrating and sabotaging the US government are entangled in there somewhere, with the Oval Office being one spot we can reliably find at least one. As someone recently said, Shake any tree in the Trump forest and a Russian falls out.

Lunar Return ASC = Trump's natal ASC: "29 Leo" = "A Mermaid Emerges From The Ocean"...image: Maya as Mermaid:

The day flees and so the rest of Mr. Trump's Lunar Return for May 30, 2018 I shall leave up to you, dear reader, for Mr. Trump is a fascinating personality full of greed, revenge, lust, bigotry, deception, and other components made creepier by his natal Pluto in Leo unaspected.

So in closing, here's an excerpt from a previous post concerning Trump's unaspected Pluto:

Unaspected Pluto @10Leo02 in 12th house of the Unconscious suggests one who is 'overshadowed by shadows' (Tierney) with Pluto, the isolationist, being the planet of Psychology, Psychiatry, and persuasion. There are subterranean forces within his psyche that are totally fragmented from the rest of his personality and because they are buried, he is unaware of them which gives them even greater primal power. This, I believe, suggests the "he can't help himself" remarks that perhaps you've heard from commentators and reporters (exs: all-hours tweeting about former Miss America, Alicia Machado and her weight gain, and other crass behaviors and remarks that set him back in the polls).

Unaspected Pluto is the essence of overwhelming compulsions and powerful wealth-hoarder Pluto (the plundering plutocrat and manipulator) needs aspects to other planets in order to modulate its extreme tendencies. But with Mr. Trump, Pluto doesn't receive them, and nor do his other planets which could use the regeneration principle that Pluto could supply via aspect. And we have to say that Pluto's association with nuclear weapons is difficult to accept if under the thumb of Mr. Trump, the plutonian.

Pluto Gone Wild, Trump Off the Leash!

Now we must put a double emphasis on the condition of Mr. Trump's natal Pluto in egotistical Leo since Pluto is out-of-bounds as well as unaspected. When OOBs, Pluto embodies the lawless, mold-breaking, zaniness of an OOBs planet along with an outside-the-box style of thinking and speaking that breaks boundaries and cannot be under anyone's control. Pluto grabs power (and publicity) and we don't need Astrology to tell us that this describes Mr. Trump to a T.

However, disturbingly for our country, an OOBs Pluto, archetypal god of the Underworld, may also indicate one who is a sociopath and/or a criminal, particularly in the Leonine realm of gold and finances. So perhaps there is more to the infrequent whispers of mafia ties than have so far been revealed (edit 5/30/18: yes! Russian mobster ties and money laundering in which I include China and Arab countries Trump's natal Jupiter-Neptune pairing is the sign of a speculator). Certainly his oppressive business dealings are in the news via contractors and others who have worked for him but not not been paid, plus, the tax avoidance made possible by laws that favor the wealthy--legal, yes, but anti-societal and hypocritical of him. And the primal violence of Pluto has been part of his campaign--even to the point of hinting at Second Amendment gun violence as an antidote to certain problems via Pluto, the assassin, aided by aggressor Mars (edit 5/30/18: his enraged Mars rising).

May 22, 2018

The Powell Memo: a Genesis of Corporatism in Control

Astro-Notes: The Powell Memo and Corporations as 'People' Like Donald Trump

by Jude Cowell

The significance of the Powell Memo (or, Manifesto) cannot be overemphasized when pondering the ongoing assault on American institutions by corporate interests, transnational and domestic. It is not the first or only assault but one of many by wealthy elitists of the anti-Constitutional kind, those opposed to democracy and who plunder resources and wage wars across the globe and at home for their own profit.

Naturally, the term 'manifesto' must conjure for us the Communist Manifesto and the anti-worker doctrine of Marxism which has been shown to have been invented in order to destroy the Middle Class--invented though plagiarized by Karl Marx who was financed by the wealthy class of his day including his wife's family, the von Westphalens of the Prussian aristocracy.

So with no precise hour known, I'm finally getting around to publishing a 'noon' horoscope for The Powell Memo:

As you see, the Memorandum occurred within a 9 New South Saros Series with its Solar Eclipse ('PE') @27Leo15 which was activated on August 21, 2017 by The Great American Eclipse whose path of visibility split our nation in half. You'll remember that this is the Total eclipse that Donald Trump looked at 6 times without safety glasses--and its degree conjoined his natal Ascendant (29Leo) and by extension, his rising Mars (26Leo). Themes of the 1971 Solar Eclipse are messily penned upon the above chart along with the themes of the August 2017 Eclipse in the 1 North series, the 'Mother of All Eclipses' of Nostradamus fame (August 11, 1999 @18Leo).

So far, the Trump regime has fulfilled 1 North's themes extremely well: 'unexpected events' and 'information is distorted and possibly false'. Plus, we should note that the August 1999 eclipse will be activated by another Solar Eclipse this very year on August 11, 2018 @18Leo41 in the 2 New North series, the eclipse I have unhappily labeled The Tower Eclipse for its 'collapsing tower' and 'rebuilding' themes (Brady). This eclipse happens to be the Prenatal Eclipse of the 2018 Midterms.

Now as you know, history is often said to rhyme (if not repeat precisely) and it seems to me that the study of eclipses, solar and lunar, is one way of revealing 'time links' between years and the historical events that were influenced by the applicable eclipse themes. This does not discount whether or not a particular eclipse is visible in a certain location where an event takes place yet the significance and symbolism of eclipse degrees are my primary focus along with the themes of the series in which an eclipse falls. Of course, visible eclipses would have stronger influence upon events as would Total eclipses but degrees are sensitized by eclipses, stars, and other factors and remain so through centuries.

As for the Powell Memo horoscope itself, its lack of timing prevents a full consideration here although there are a few chart factors I wish to point out:

First, that Neptune, planet of fraud, corruption, propaganda, disguises, get-rich-quick-schemes (with nearby Jupiter), the (corporate-controlled) media and the masses, is @1Sag, a degree with a Sabian Symbol (penned on) well known for its link to the US military--in America's case, to the military industrial complex that's bleeding America's National Treasury dry at the expense of We The People.

Then @11Leo01 there's Cupido conjunct Midheaven (at noon) with keywords: Corporations, Organizations, and The Family which includes crime families, Chambers of Commerce, political parties, and religious cults.

Pluto-Chiron at Work

Another factor is the midpoint of Pluto-Chiron, the Plutocracy pair of oppression, exploitation, primal violence, racism, and other -isms such as Capitalism, Communism, Marxism, Bolshevikism, Fascism, Socialism, and Zionism, which conjoins US natal Jupiter (5Cancer56) with its enlightening Sabian Symbol for '6 Cancer': "Game Birds Feathering Their Nests." In the Powell Memo chart this would refer to Mr. Powell and his Chamber of Commerce co-conspirators and others of the corporate persuasion--and to America's Founding (plutocratic) Fathers of 1776 and our modern-day financial fanatics who exploit others at every opportunity and have pulled a major scam with their ridiculous assertion that "corporations are people, too" (codified by Citizens United 2010). In the same vein, SCOTUS Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote an opinion about two days ago siding with employers and corporations over US workers, so there, America. Scr*w you, say corporate elitists.

And for those of us who use a late afternoon founding chart for America (July 4, 1776), its Ascendant in the range of 11-13Sag was the spot in the Zodiac where Pluto and Chiron last met in conjunction December 1999--and helped usher in the dawning of the New Millennium under the auspices of the 'Mother of All Eclipses', the 1 North @18Leo which will soon be triggered in August 2018.

Donald Trump in the White House: the Corporate Tradition Carried On

And finally, let's close by noting that in 1971 the asteroid of ethics and strategy, Pallas @27Tau27 opposes 1971 Jupiter in corporate Scorpio while conjoining 1971 MIDAS (26:49) -- and greedy MIDAS happily sits upon the natal Midheaven (The Goal) of gold-lover Donald Trump (age 25 in 1971). And that's Trump's very visible MC where the nasty, malevolent star of violence, rage, and viciousness is found: Algol of Medusa's Head fame.

Now in case either of you need it, here's what some say is an apt description of the Trump regime by Dr. Lawrence Britt; this controversial definition is also known as The Britt List.

Plus, every chance he gets Trump Is Using 'The Big Lie' Tactic Invented by Goebbels, a post which includes some Astrology and an interesting video.

A Possibly Related Post: 4 Virgo and the Midpoint Pictures of Trump and Hitler...some weird cosmic synchronicity is going on.

Mar 13, 2018

Capricorn Mike Pompeo named new Secretary of State

March 13, 2018: CIA Director Mike Pompeo Nominated for Secretary of State, Tillerson ousted

An accurately timed natal horoscope of newly named Secretary of State Michael Richard Pompeo is available for viewing with a Rodden Rating of AA. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (March 23, 1952) has been fired by Donald Trump and goodness knows theirs was a rocky relationship all along. Mr. Pompeo may be an easier fit for quirky Uranian Trump but we'll see if Mr. Pompeo's Syzygy Moon @8Can01 conjoining Trump's natal Mercury allows for comfort between them or conflict as they pursue plans for fulfillment (Sun-Moon = Mercury) which may or may not be sympatico. Since Mr. Trump has a stated preference for conflict in all things White House their ability or inability to work together will become apparent as the months (weeks, days, hours) proceed.

Michael Richard Pompeo December 30, 1963 1:32 pm pst Orange, California

And when we look at the planets of the March 13, 2018 announcement we find multiple connections to Pompeo's natal planets. Examples in no particular order: authority planet Saturn to natal Sun (senior officials demand their due, responsibilities and/or rewards given, lack of ego-satisfaction); powerful Pluto to Pompeo's strongly opinionated Mercury-Mars conjunction in governmental Capricorn (greater personal power and control, karmic relationships especially with men; potential for sexual escapades; karmic conditions); Mercury to natal Jupiter (international concerns and more travel); Neptune opposite natal Pluto (power structures under threat, power is eroded); and Moon spotlights Pompeo's natal Venus @8AQ47 in natal 10th house of Career and Public Status (favorable publicity). Plus, transit Neptune has been within orb of opposing his natal Uranus for some time indicating a period when ideals conflict with freedom of thought and with societal institutions. Well, Pompeo (R-CA) bats for the Republican team after all.

Mike Pompeo's Earth-Air Sun Cap-Moon AQ blend identifies him as progressive yet conservative, thoughtful and skeptical, and a dedicated and purposeful idealist with a practical streak. Up front and friendly, yet a private person, Mr. Pompeo wants to reform the world which certainly includes every branch of the US government, and his independent mind and spirit may not be loyal enough to suit Donald Trump whose indiscretions and crimes demand loyalty from his underlings in order to stay covered up and keep the Trump Train chugging onward.

Born near a Full Moon, Pompeo's Moon-North Node conjunction and Sun-South Node conjunction across the Cancer-Capricorn axis is the nodal opposite of Trump's Gemini-Sagittarius condition with Sun-NN and Moon-SN. Cosmically this relationship involving the Nodal axis of both men can either aid or separate them as their relationship proceeds with Pompeo's personality blend of professionalism suggesting that he does not suffer fools gladly. So how easy can it be for Pompeo to work with Trump?!?

And it's interesting that Mike Pompeo's Prenatal Solar Eclipse manifested on July 20, 1963 @27Cancer (opposing US natal Pluto) in the 1 North Saros Series which repeated as The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017 with its themes of 'information is distorted and possibly false' (Brady). Yet perhaps I fret over the Pompeo-Trump relationship for nothing since Pompeo's natal Sun-Jupiter square doesn't mind bending the truth to achieve results and may bite off more than he can chew--both tendencies of Donald Trump. Today transit Venus, planet of diplomacy as in the State Department, squares Pompeo's natal Sun (8Cap28 in corporate 8th house) so modest reactions are advised if/when offered a higher position of authority, plus, some 'agree to disagree' necessities will be in order as Pompeo attempts to serve Donald Trump from within the all-important Department of State.

Jan 19, 2018

Trump's Mar-a-Lago and 1 North Solar Eclipses 1927-2017

Donald Trump's private club Mar-a-Lago located in Palm Beach, Florida has more history behind it than I'd first imagined. Do you know the original construction of the grandiosity was completed in 1927? And that Mr. Trump finagled a lower price from the sellers via an element of trickery before he purchased the property? (Well, that one you could intuit, right? Sharp deal maker that he is and all.)

Curiously, year 1927 brought a manifestation of a Solar Eclipse in the 1 North Saros Series, the series we currently labor under since August 21, 2017. That occurrence of a 1 North is known as, 'The Great American Eclipse' and it 'eclipsed' Donald Trump's natal Ascendant @29Leo and occurred very near his rising Mars @26Leo. As you know, 1 North is called The Mother of All Eclipses because it is the first in the 18.6-year cycle of solar eclipses. In August 1999, a repetition of a 1 North acted as the 'Nostradamus Eclipse' prognosticated hundreds of years ago but more significantly the August 11, 1999 eclipse is mentioned in The Book of Revelation with its Fixed Grand Cross at mid-degrees of the Fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius...the Oxen Point, Lion Point, Eagle Point, and Angel Point.

So I have to say that 1 North Solar Eclipses are a big deal. As you know, the 1999 version helped to usher in the New Millennium and, according to Scripture, marks the time that the angels 'let go the winds of war'. Have you felt a difference in the Collective tenor these last 19 years? Certainly, US Politics and most of its purveyors cannot be trusted to act on behalf of We The People any longer assuming that they ever could be completely trusted to do so (founding plutocrats, etc). Foreign manipulators rule the day and elected/selected officials take their Oaths and their orders from a higher power than We The People which seems obvious to me if not to either of you. Meanwhile, Pluto marches on toward America's first ever Pluto Return in 2022, destroying and transforming structures, systems, and traditions as he creeps along.

Now the 1 North Solar Eclipse that occurred in 1927 on June 29th @7Cancer fell among America's natal Venus (3 Cancer), Jupiter (6 Cancer), and Sun (13 Cancer) with Jupiter being exalted in Moon-ruled Cancer, a business sign on the Security axis opposite Saturn-ruled Capricorn, sign of government and law. And of course it wasn't long before the Crash of 1929 wiped out the fortunes and lives of many people, investors and others alike.

So if you're curious, view the 3 North Prenatal Solar Eclipse that perfected in bullish Taurus on May 9, 1929 in the 3 North Saros Series and which will repeat (history rhymes, it doesn't repeat!) on July 2, 2019 @11Cancer with themes of: news that transforms a situation and possibly involves young people; worry, obsession, going overboard; large plans may be positive as long as people don't get carried away (Brady). 3 North, in its various manifestations through the years, is also the PE of John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, the CIA, and the attacks of 9/11/01.

Dec 31, 2017

Stars Over Washington's Top Ten Posts of 2017

Well, this is a sort of post never published here before! In order of popularity, below is a most-viewed year-end list of SO'W's Top Ten Posts of 2017 for your consideration.

Unsurprisingly, the topic of The Great American Eclipse takes first honors as it does in most year-end polls on news sites and elsewhere:

1. Horoscope: August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Across America

2. Solar Eclipse Notes on Trump's Current Saturn Return

3. May 15, 2018 Uranus Enters Taurus; 2023 Pluto into Aquarius

4. Horoscope: Roy Moore Feb 11, 1947

5. Winter Solstice 2017: a Neptune and Sun-Saturn Season

6. DC Horoscope: February 2017 Solar and Lunar Eclipses ("with murky cosmic conditions")

7. 2017 Neptune Hits American Revolution's Prenatal Eclipse in Pisces

8. DC Horoscope: The Saturn-Pluto Conjunction January 2020

9. DC Horoscope: Spring Equinox 2017 (Aries Ingress)

10. Horoscope: Donald Trump with VP Mike Pence's natal planets.

Somehow, with all the 2017 SO'W posts concerning Donald Trump, my post on the natal chart of Alabama's losing contender for US Senate, Roy Moore, ranks higher than all but one post (#2) involving Mr. Trump who belatedly championed Judge Roy Moore in Alabama's December 12th race and got his preening political feathers singed to a crisp for his meager robo-call effort and speech delivered from Florida.

Now I don't know about your neighborhood, but around these parts this merits a hearty end-of-year bwa-ha-ha and a bubbly toast to a Happy New Year for Everyone!

You may also wish to check out The Top Trending News Stories for 2017 according to Google.

Dec 27, 2017

January 30, 2018 Horoscope: Trump SOTU Address

January 19, 2018 UPDATE: just adding a link to the Lunar Eclipse in Leo which perfects near Trump's natal Pluto at 8:26 am est January 31st--the morning after Mr. Trump's SOTU Address.

Original post begins here:

On November 30, 2017, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan sent Mr. Trump the traditional invitation to address a Joint Session of Congress on January 30, 2018 which technically will be Mr. Trump's first State of the Union Address, or, SOTU.

Most SOTU Addresses have begun at 9:00 pm est in the House Chamber of the Capitol Building so if the unconventional Uranian Donald Trump follows suit (and for broadcasting purposes, why wouldn't the limelight hog?), we can set up a horoscope for January 30, 2018 9:00 pm est Capitol Hill and see what we see. Just such a horoscope is pictured here, plus, a dual chart of SOTUS 2015 and 2016 is shown below for the sake of comparison:

Hour of the Sun; chart-ruler Mercury (planet of speeches and SOTUs) makes no applying aspects and is at a critical 29th degree (Capricorn) in 5th house of Risk-Taking, Gambling, and Creative Pursuits. On this day, Mercury rises with a difficult fixed star, Scheat, which usually acts as a malefic so if I were you, I wouldn't expect a sunny SOTU from Mr. Trump whose Inaugural 2017 Address described a bleak America. Under one year of his administration, bleakness has certainly arrived if it wasn't here before.

Now the SOTU 2018 Sun AQ-Moon Leo blend is penned on the chart, upper right, and imho closely fits Mr. Trump's personality. This blend is shared by astrologer Evangeline Adams and by despot Frederick the Great (see a quote from Freddy, lower left, which quite describes the state of the union under Donald Trump.

As you see, the recent Solar Eclipse influences remain in force and for SOTU 2018 at 9:00 pm est conjoins the cusp of the 12th house of Politics, Karma, and Self-Undoing. This is the 1 North (aka, 'the Mother of all Eclipses') Total Eclipse of August 21, 2017 @29Leo conjunct royal Regulus and Donald Trump's natal Ascendant--The Great American Eclipse, so-called. Have you felt Mr. Trump and his minions eclipsing America yet? Why not?

Below: SOTU 2015 (lower left, with cyber issues) and SOTU 2016 (upper right, realism, tackling the truth):

Dec 26, 2017

Horoscope: Leo Lunar Eclipse Jan 31, 2018 and more

Here is a DC Horoscope of the first eclipse of 2018, a Lunar Eclipse in Leo, plus, a brief review of the Solar and Lunar Eclipses of 2018 and links to further details:

Image: Lunar Eclipse @11Leo37 January 31, 2018 8:26:39 am est Capitol Building Washington DC USA across the 6/12 Virgo-Pisces axis; Hour of the Moon; Moon conjunct North Node, Sun conjunct South Node and Venus. The Previous Solar Eclipse @28Leo52 of August 21, 2017 (The Great American Eclipse) was Total across America, 'splitting' it North and South, and manifested in the 1 North Saros Series.

After the January 31st Lunar Eclipse in Leo comes its accompanying Solar Eclipse on February 15, 2018 @27Aquarius, what I've termed the 'We The People' Eclipse in the 1 South Saros Series because it conjoins US natal Moon in our late afternoon US natal chart/s of July 4, 1776.

Now as you know, a Lunar Eclipse that occurs prior to an accompanying Solar Eclipse suggest a period of decline and a passive response to the influences of the Solar Eclipse since it's a waning period of time from Full Moon to New Moon. With these two eclipses the Leo-Aquarius self-will polarity vs humanitarian efforts are concerns as 2018 begins--all eclipses are 'wild cards' of the Universe for they can disrupt like quirky planet Uranus, with their themes acting in similar fashion to a computer program 'running in the background' of society. This Leo-AQ influence spotlighted by 'cosmic blinks' in early 2018 may be a veiled reference to the self-interested, strong-willed Mr. Trump's rising Leo Mars opposing US natal Moon in humanitarian Aquarius, a passionate pairing that suggests potentials for antagonism, anger, mishaps, or even danger. Unfortunately, his 'finger on The Button' comes to mind along with the certainty of breakdowns of various sorts.

Then there's the Solar Eclipse of July 13, 2018 @21Cancer in the 2 Old North series (Mr. Trump's PE series), and the last 2018 Lunar Eclipse @5Aquarius on July 27th conjunct US natal South Node so perhaps more than the usual amount of unconscious material and secrets may be revealed from our nation's (or Donald Trump's) past and weaknesses inconveniently exposed.

The final eclipse of 2018 is a significant Solar Eclipse on August 11, 2018 @19Leo in the 2 New North Saros Series, aka, The Tower Eclipse which for obvious reasons may relate directly to Donald Trump and thus to America and its crumbling infrastructure, neglected for decades by Washington politicians who'd rather militarize the world and fund construction projects in foreign countries instead of spending our tax monies on our needs here at home.