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Showing posts with label US Capitol Building. Show all posts
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Feb 23, 2024

The J6 Jericho March Horoscope

by Jude Cowell, Protestant and partisan for democracy

With the traditional separation between church and state under serious attack in America, the machinations of certain evangelicals and Christian Nationalist operatives are in the news each day as they envision America becoming a restrictive, paternalistic theocracy.

Along those lines, below is an interesting horoscope showing the planets' positions on the morning (using "10 am est") of December 12, 2020, the Jericho March organization's first official effort against the corruption in politics. Then on the morning of January 6, 2021, this group of folks, inspired by Joshua fittin' the Battle of Jericho (Joshua 6), encircled the US Capitol Building, marching as it were, with high expectations that the Walls of Washington would come tumbling down. And as we can see in the horoscope, they were on a mission, led by the Scorpio Moon and with Altair the Eagle rising ("1AQ": "An Old Adobe Mission") which is way far on the Roman Catholic side for me--that influence would be Mrs. Weaver).

Well, on January 6th we saw rioters and looters for Trump, violent people climbing Capitol walls, but the walls of democracy held against the barbarians, and things didn't turn out the way Trump had hoped. He's still trying to take over though!

So see what you can make of the above horoscope. You'll notice contacts with Trump natal planets such as Sun conjunct his Moon @22Sagittarius (a sense of completion, but with his neurotic South Node nearby), his 10th house Gemini trio spotlighted by the North Node (basically his Nodal Return), and the influential Lunar Eclipse @8Gem38 of November 30, 2020 conjunct his 2 Old North Solar Eclipse (@8Gem48) while simultaneously eclipsing US 1776 Uranus, our totem planet of war and revolution (@8Gem55). And as we know, disruptive Uranus plus an eclipse is a cosmic shout-out to zealots and anarchists behaving against society.

Then for the cosmic weather of December 12, 2020, the overzealous Sun Sag-Moon Scorpio pairing tells a tale of moralistic intensity, overcritical attitudes toward weaker souls, exacting judgments, rebellion, and a tendency to condemn contrary views. Self-righteousness seems a given, yes? Which, at its worst, leads to forcing one's religion on others with tragic results.

Finally, this steamy, scalding Fire-Water blend sports an apt Image for Integration, as you might agree:

"A missionary sees himself as a secret agent for God."

(Sun Sign-Moon Sign, The Harveys #ad.)

And the themes of the 4 North Solar Eclipse at a Cardinal World Point of manifestation (00Can21) under which the Jericho March folks began their marching campaign?

Restriction, restraint, separation, illusion, obstacles, a tendency to misjudge strength and/or the situation (paraphrasing B. Brady).

So there it is: yet another facet of complexity added to the church-state crisis that We the People are currently facing, whether all of us realize it or not.

Mar 13, 2023

Jefferson's Inauguration 1801 Horoscope

A Patriotic Stroll Back to America 1801

by Jude Cowell

Since in March 2023 America continues to be throttled and assaulted by Republicans of the brutal Nazi persuasion in every way they can scheme to finagle their longed-for take-over of our democratic Republic, I'm reverting Stars Over Washington via Monday's post back to the fabled era when Founding Father Thomas Jefferson was first inaugurated as President of the United States in 1801 after a very acrimonious election.

So as you can see in the horoscope, below, early Cancer rises which brings up America's 1776 trio of Venus-Jupiter-Sun, suggesting that intense emotions were in evidence via a Moon-Pluto trine. No, they must not have been aware of power planet Pluto in 1801, but we are - to our advantage. Notably, the trine is the only applying aspect that chart-ruler Moon makes in the horoscope. Apparently, Jefferson's fight for survival (Scorpio Moon) was beneficially aided by a sense of Universalism (Pisces Pluto), and naturally, fate was in attendance with karmic Pluto involved.

Meanwhile, an important consideration is Mr. Jefferson's first natal planet to rise at 12 o'clock but it's complex: his Chiron-Neptune Conjunction @10Cancer (high idealism, a quest for enlightenment - Pottenger; see Midheaven/The Goal: "Men Seeking Illumination"). Soon Jefferson's natal Cancer Moon (19-24 Cancer) arose which to me denotes his Moon-Neptune duo suggesting his refined feelings, love of solitude, and peculiar disposition. These are traits he is known to have expressed during his lifetime, and I know of no biographer who would disagree.

Additionally, Moon-ruled Cancer is the sign of patriotism, tribalism, domesticity, protection, psychism, emotions, impressionability and receptivity, and resonates with the intense emotions of the day for Thomas Jefferson personally, and for various participants who were either for or against his approaching presidency.

As for the event itself, the Inauguration of Thomas Jefferson on March 4, 1801 saw mild weather, and a simply dressed president first to walk to the inaugural ceremony held at the US Capitol Building. Lodging nearby, Mr. Jefferson started his brief stroll at around noon on that day with companions in tow, and delivered his speech, a copy of which had been provided to the National Intelligencer for immediate publication, inside the US Senate Chamber.

Here is the permalink of Jefferson's 1801 speech if you'd care to read the text, and as the newspaper noted, his address was delivered "at 12 o'clock." Therefore, the following Inauguration 1801 Horoscope is set for that hour although his Oath of Office, administered by Chief Justice John Marshall, was taken after his speech so adjust the horoscope's timing as and if you wish:

You may also wish to check out The Solar Eclipse of Thomas Jefferson in the 15 South Saros Series. Also related: a comparison of the Personality Blends of Franklin, Washington, Paine, and Jefferson.

Nov 9, 2022

Nov 2022: Are gridlock government and shutdowns on the way?

Blurred: Will It Be the Tyranny of One-Party Rule?

by Jude Cowell

Besides blurring political prospects for the 2024 election, one of the more basic results from last evening's Midterms 2022 Elections is certain to be an increase of gridlock government where the needs of the American people are even less addressed than before. Yesterday's Total Lunar Eclipse (a red 'blood moon') in Taurus did sport radical Uranus conjunct the Moon, after all, so anti-social voters and unexpected happenings were and are in play.

Meanwhile, control of the House and Senate hang in the balance as I type with Republicans promising to finagle more government shutdowns if they should take control of Congress in order to force cuts in our social safety net programs, eventually destroy them, and thereby cause misery of the masses (one of their specialities). This really would be a radical change of course with Uranian flair, and control of Congress may come down to a run-off in my home state of Georgia which would be held on December 6th, last I heard.

Yet today it seems significant that no 'red wave' of the 'blood moon' has occurred but neither did a Blue one, more's the pity for democracy and the Biden administration. Even so, we can still say that outcomes could've been worse - and happily, some of Tr*mp's favored candidates lost their races so the orange blighter is weaker today than he was yesterday - and 2024 hopeful Ron DeSantis has retained his grasp on Florida!

Now ordinarily in America, gridlock in Congress, where few if any legislation can be agreed upon by both parties, is considered a good thing for our federal government because the Founders wanted power to challenge power along with our traditional checks'n'balances (Jupiter-Saturn). Not that maga Republicans respect American traditions - because our traditions such as the peaceful transfer of power get in the way of their plan for one-party tyranny.

Such stalemates should work as protections for the American people, erecting a wall against tyranny yet it's difficult to retain faith in the gridlock-is-good concept when election liars and deniers and their favorite insurrectionist politicians of sedition who don't 'believe' in governing, are tilting our politics and our lives toward a fascist style of government and hurling the US toward totalitarianism with Nazi implications.

Still, for a while at least, I rejoice today because last evening the US Congress failed to gain a huge amount of weight when maga candidate and snake oil pitchman Mehmet Oz lost to John Fetterman in Pennsylvania - and to this I say a hearty hip hip hooray!

Previously on SO'W: Horoscope: the 118th Congress Jan 2023; and The Nazi Regime and Election 2024.

Mar 23, 2022

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Sun-Moon Personality Blend

US Capitol Building west side; Martin Falbisoner, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Above is a photo of the west side of the US Capitol Building where, at least symbolically, this week the days-long confirmation hearing for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is being held and televised.

Born September 14, 1970 in Washington DC, raised in Miami, Florida, Judge Jackson as the Biden nominee for SCOTUS is under scrutiny by Republican querents determined to paint the accomplished lady as negatively as they can, red herrings and all. Coming from a family of service to our country, via both military and police, their openings are meager unless they resort to their typical habit of fabrications and half truths. No problem for The Big Lie Party! Because as long as sound bites are created from their questioning with an eye toward Midterms 2022, it's all good! And of course, undermining President Biden is a constant Republican objective. (View the SCOTUS Horoscope of 1790 if you wish.)

So with no accurate birth hour known, let's look at the 24-hour period of the Judge's birth date, noted above, for this reveals a practical Earth-Water Sun Virgo-Moon Pisces personality blend. Through the questions and grandstanding complaints by Republicans we find that her Pisces Moon (2:32 - 17:40) is a huge problem for hard-liner 'conservatives' trying to score political points against what some would call a refreshing lunar placement in an otherwise Sun-Saturn trine individual who has graduated with honors everywhere she enrolled, possesses years of legal experience, and who has weighed her every judgment when sentencing with both the perpetrators' and the good of society in mind.

For example, I offer a quote from the Harveys concerning Judge Jackson's Mercury-Jupiter (Neptune) influenced Sun Virgo-Moon Pisces combination of conscious-unconscious energies:

Greatest Strengths: Sound mind and intuitive insight; devotional nature and reverent attitude toward work and life in general; charming sense of humour; humanitarian desire to serve others and the greater good."

So as we see, this blend combines the fact-loving, logical, studious qualities of Virgo with the empathetic, and yes - compassionate - nature of Pisces which creates an enviable ability to see things intuitively as a whole. Yet working within the system is easy for Judge Jackson although her natural shyness makes sharing personal views somewhat of a strain. But share them she must as she deals with the close-minded, one-sided views of certain massive egos on Capitol Hill. And perhaps we can agree that serving "the greater good" is not a Republican objective, nor is governing. Actually, sabotage is their jam.

And yet despite it all (GOP spite included), perhaps you've noticed that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is defending herself well against their outrageous assertions and my hope is that she will make it through to confirmation with Democratic votes, and take her seat on the SCOTUS bench. If so, the US Justice System and the US Supreme Court will be most fortunate to have her.


For more personality blend info, see Sun Sign-Moon Sign by Charles and Suzi Harvey #ad

Sep 24, 2021

June and September 2021 Mercury Direct and Rx in Air

September 24, 2021: With Mercury having turned Direct on June 22, 2021 @16Gem07:37 (5:59:52 pm edt), then stationing to turn Rx (retrograde) on September 27, 2021 @25Lib28:25 (1:10 am edt), we have the planet of communications, thinking, planning, discussions, messages and memes, teaching and studying, trade and commerce, magic, changing conditions, and all other Mercurial things performing tricks in the mental Air signs of Mercury-ruled Gemini and Venus-ruled Libra. Why, it's even possible that mind-changing may occur and lies may be told!

Additionally significant is the fact that Monday September 27th is the day that the US House of Representatives re-turns from summer vacation with many issues, plans, negotiations, and proposals to re-consider and, if any legislation should occur while Mercury is Rx, to re-read the fine print very closely paying rapt attention to all details. Looking ahead, we should note that Mercury turns Direct again on October 10, 2021 @10Libr08 and must (seemingly from Earth's vantage point) re-trace its previous territory until reaching and surpassing its shadow degree (25Lib28:25) in early November after which Mercurial matters can better progress and proceed.

So! Perhaps the Sabian Symbol of Mercury's stationing degree of "26Libra" (25+ rounded up) will add details to the 'House Returns' picture, and we'll also check out the opposite degree and symbol (26Aries) for it's the Illumination Point that provides additional unconscious or shadow-side information, for the curious. Naturally, 'the eagle' is a favored symbol for America (and for ancient Rome, and for other entities mentions of which are beyond the scope of this post.) Plus, a dove traditionally represents the District of Columbia and, of course, peace.

"26Libra": "An Eagle and a Large White Dove Turning One Into the Other" - "Keyword: ADEPTNESS; positive expression: unusually effective self-discipline; negative expression: unhappy vacillation between ultimate ideals and momentary desires."

Illumination Point "26Aries": "A Man Possessed of More Gifts Than He Can Hold" - "Keyword: EQUIPMENT; positive expression: an uncompromising independence and an inexhaustible drive toward self-discovery; negative expression: an obsession by ideas of no importance." (My italics.)

So that's symbolic info from Marc Edmund Jones in his The Sabian Symbols in Astrology. Now let's also consult Dane Rudhyar's An Astrological Mandala (#ad) for his Keynote analyses:

"26Libra": "The interaction of the spiritual Will and of the Love principle when critical needs arise"; which potency, Rudhyar explains, "finds it difficult at first to adjust to its new world of perception and possibilities of action." And --

"26Aries": "Obsession by potentiality" which, "represents a new, higher approach to the use of polarized forces," and, he adds, "there are many levels of adept-ship" which to me, adds more than a hint of occultism to the Masonic Temple we call the US Capitol Building and its worker bees - whether all of them realize it or not.

And so, for those of us who wish to retain America as a democratic Republic, a "new higher approach" to our nation's current problems caused by the subversive infiltration by bad faith actors would be most welcomed by We The People while skipping over the "ideas of no importance."

Say, remember this from early 2008: Planet Mercury the Messenger gets a fly-by from Mercury?

Related: Saturn-Pluto in the Roman Empire Horoscope.

Above image: the US Capitol Building {official portrait; public domain}; photo taken pre-January 6th attack by manic Trump zealots.

Sep 3, 2021

September 18, 2021: A Far-Right Rally in DC - or not?

September 2021: Jupiter (seen above), Neptune, and Pluto

by Jude Cowell

September 3, 2021: Well, it seems the report that a far-right rally (by 'Proud Boys' and/or 'Oath-Keepers', etc) is planned for September 18, 2021 is disputed by various far-right saboteurs. See Proud Boys Deny Reports of September 18 Capitol Rally: 'Sounds like Bait'. If not held then, perhaps a rescheduling of the rally has occurred, a strategic withdrawal in order to regroup, plan anew, and thereby hope to add a surprise factor no longer possible on September 18th.

So because their September 18th rally is iffy, who wants to waste precious time setting up a horoscope for what may not happen at all? Closer to the date? Perhaps. Besides, it's Friday and the Moon entered shiny Leo at 11:58 am edt this morning and will languish in the sign of entertainment, drama, and pride (!) until Sunday evening (7:06 pm edt) so that time-wastrel won't be yours truly!

Still, there is a prominent midpoint picture which concerns criminality in effect all that day with Jupiter Rx as apex planet. Actually, the picture is in effect for the second half of September and involves the planetary pair of underworld and/or organized crime, fantasy, people with strange ideas, obsessions, manias, drugs, occultists, the supernatural, 'equating decay with progress', confusion, loss, grief - and, more to the point: 'subversion within security agencies' and 'controls over centers of political power' (which you know is the far-right's desire): see America's Neptune-Pluto Cycle of Crime and Fantasy.

Yes, there are positive potentials in the religious and creative realms within the karmic Neptune-Pluto pairing but considering that the elephant in the room is the potential for far-right violence and extremism at their "rallies" below are negative potentials which can possibly manifest when Neptune-Pluto = Jupiter influences social and political issues and events:

Sectarians (R. Ebertin); social or political pressures; an expanded desire to enjoy a better future; the desire to use drugs (Munkasey); feeling at one with the way things should be (Tyl).

Finally, let's close with Noel Tyl's general (positive and negative) details concerning the Neptune-Pluto duo in his book on Solar Arcs (#ad), any of which may or may not be expanded or increased by boundary-breaker Jupiter while at the titanic midpoint's apex:

"The supernatural; other realms seem to be involved with life occurrences; unusual problems; peculiar experiences; possible concerns about death matters; creative enterprise; enormous intensification of sensory sensitivity; possible loss of the frame of reality; subterfuge; possible introduction of drugs or alchohol dysfunctionally." (Note: alcohol is a drug -jc.)

More Jupiter info can be found in the horoscope of the Jupiter-Neptune Conjunction on April 12, 2022.

Jan 24, 2021

Guest Post: The Uranus Return of the Republican Party

January 24, 2021: Today Stars Over Washington is happy to share with readers a Guest Post authored by astrologer Zeebling Monroe concerning certain challenging April 2021 planetary transits to the party's 1854 planets including its radical Uranus in Taurus, the US horoscope, the planets of the now-departed yet active Trump, Don Jr, and those of a few other Republican politicians on the national stage.

Then if you wish, why not look for Zeebling on Facebook!

The Republican Party Uranus Return

by Zeebling Monroe

I wanted to peek into where the capital riot of January 6th and Biden’s inauguration left the Trump clique and Republican devoted so I looked at the Republican party chart (1854), Trump's, and his most devoted Republican party acolytes to discover what most of us already know - the Republican party is in for the crisis of its life.

It's All About April

With Trump still being the Sun to which Republican players rotate, his transits at a time of crisis in the party are worth noting. For much of the madness of 2020, Pluto was conjunct the Republican party Jupiter, now as it starts to move on, it hits Trump's desperate to be loved Venus-Saturn conjunction in Cancer which moved into opposition only a couple days after inauguration. Although I genuinely think Pluto will have him feeling quite unloved, Pluto in Capricorn opposite his Venus-Saturn conjunction sounds very much like a fear of being investigated for financial fraud or could it be the many many sexual assault allegations finally catching up with him now that he no longer has the presidential shield of protection?

Either way betrayal looms big in 2021 for Trump as the deceptive planet of fake news, conspiracies, and spin, Neptune begins squaring Trump's Sun (and Moon) from his 7th house, becoming exact in April 2021. It's hard to imagine the way out fantasy world that Trump might create with Neptune square his Sun and Moon. Could we be anymore beyond post truth? Neptune squaring from his 7th house of relationships and open enemies does sound like betrayal, especially as April appears to be crunch time for Republican and Trumpian loyalties.

April is also when Uranus square Saturn opposes Trump's Pluto in the 12th house. Trump's Pluto might be a bigger player than we may first suspect. Astrologer Liz Greene sights Trump’s unaspected Pluto in the 12th as the planet that connects his dark destructive unconscious forces with that of the collective, so when Trump's 12th house Pluto is aspected, it will have a ripple effect through the masses of Trumpian devotees.

For the Republican party April is the beginning of their Uranus Return and to add to the Republican party's woes, Neptune will be squaring the Republican party Sagittarius Moon. With the Moon representing the party's supporters (the people) and their simultaneous Uranus Return Saturn square, the party could be freaking out about alienating their base as they split between disciples and the no longer Trump crew.

The last Uranus Return for the Republican party was in 1937. When I researched the events of that time there were many strange similarities. Although it was the Great Depression the Republican party was staunchly opposed to the aid packages of Roosevelt's and particularly the New Deal. In 1937 the Republican party formed a new ultra-right-wing faction called "the old right" devoted entirely to their opposition of the New Deal. Although no stretch of the imagination is needed to see the Republicans behaving exactly the same way with Covid and economic relief, the big Uranian, and indeed Saturnian, difference this time around is the cult of Trump.

With the Republican party’s Uranus Return there is of course also the Saturn square from Aquarius (USA 10th house), suggesting authority, legitimacy, and, no doubt, legality playing into this Uranian battle. Not surprisingly it seems all of Trump's most devoted have planets in the early Taurus, Scorpio, Leo axis (Mark Meadows, Matt Gaetz, Lindsey Graham, the list goes on). Neptune’s square to Trump's Sun and Moon at this time suggests some close allies might indeed switch teams but some loyalists it appears will fight against the odds and indeed reality to defend their master. Senator Ted Cruz who absolutely hated Trump back in 2016 only to become one of his most devoted disciples is getting ready for the fight of his life as revolutionary Uranus moves into opposition with his dirty fighting Mars in Scorpio. Indeed with Saturn square Uranus opposed to Ted Cruz’s Mars in Scorpio in April one can only expect him to go into a full Mars in Scorpio style fight-to-the-death drama, I mean Ted’s dug himself in pretty deep and like Giuliani it's hard to believe there’s any coming back from their level of red-scare paranoid and delusional world view.

None the less, with Uranus on board I guess unexpected alliances could be considered. Of course with Rudy Giuliani like Cruz, it's all about the Mars. When Giuliani delivered his infamous "trial by combat" pre-insurrection speech, Jupiter was exactly opposite his self-obsessed Leo Mars-Pluto conjunction. By April, Uranus square Saturn opposite. The ultra ambitious Donald Jr, also a Mars in Leo "me me" soldier, will have Uranus exactly square Saturn opposing his Leo Mars in April too, suggesting that this Uranian battle isn't contained to the Republican party.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is already being hit hard by the Uranus-Saturn-Jupiter combo will have his Venus-Mercury at the centre of this April astro showdown but unlike most of his party or the Trump family his planets are in Aquarius and will therefore be conjunct by Saturn as opposed to most of the rest of the party’s Leo, Taurus, and Scorpio planets. Could Moscow Mitch actually be the Saturnian voice of reason in a party being torn apart by the very conspiracy theories, bullying, and out right lies he helped promote? Difficult to imagine but possible.

Although this April Uranus-Saturn showdown clearly reflects a break down in the Republican party which will be going on for some time, the fact that so many of this clique are being hit at the same time would suggest a concrete event as opposed to the continual crumbling of the party, especially since the Trump clique seem so particularly "Marsy."

The USA Chart

Come April, Jupiter will be conjunct the USA’s Aquarius Moon (last time 2009) and transit Neptune finally begins the USA’s Neptune opposition. Previous Neptune Returns and oppositions tend to be quite patriotic affairs and for the USA it is a cultural reassessment of the American dream. Clearly the ideological divide this time around has created some very very different American dreams vying for collective dominance and clearly this is a challenging opposition not a return.

In April Uranus squares the USA nodal axis with Saturn sitting on the Aquarian South Node. With the South Node in the USA 2nd house and the fact that so much of this chaos is coming from monetary Taurus, economic factors could be in play (note New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, and Dow Jones all have planets in this Uranian Taurus path). While in office, Trump's pushing the Federal Reserve to keep the market CEO’s happy while the masses starve won't continue and maybe a powerful event, as is often the case, could scare the markets into a freak out? Even though the USA’s 2nd house Pluto Return will not be exact until 2022, it's worth noting that Pluto climbs to only one degree away by April. Also worth noting but somewhat scary is the USA’s Mars Return in April. Although a USA Mars Return by itself is not so important, this time transit Neptune will be exactly square and it's arriving at a time of increased Mars energy in politics. And as the aspect suggests, Trump's Sun is on the USA Mars. Also troubling is that Mars-Neptune aspects have a reputation for violence (including presidential assassination attempts). We as astrologers already know the inauguration chart suggests conflict or violence and I fear Neptune square the USA Mars could also signify ideological violence.

The astrology for 2021, but especially April, shows that the Trumpian influence remains dangerous. The false assertion that the election was stolen will define a faction of the Republican party and possibly become the Republican party's future stance depending on which faction wins. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail but the combination of the Republican party, Trump, and Uranus should have us all concerned.

Thank You, Zeebling! Jude

Above image: an 1800s depiction of the US Capitol Building

Jan 7, 2021

The January 2021 New Moon and Trump's culpability

January 7, 2021: After yesterday's breach of the US Capitol Building instigated by Trump, multiple political pundits and others are now calling for remedies in order to remove a dangerous Trump from the White House such as Impeachment (this would prevent his ever running for office again), the 25th Amendment (due to his unfitness for office which has been the case all along), and possibly the Republican Party telling him to resign (not that he'd listen; but he could be pardoned by Pence, then abscond to a hidey hole). And with about 13 days to go until the Biden Inauguration, untold dangers lurk for America and for the American people, especially those Trump identifies as his enemies (by which he means 'mortal enemies'). The midpoint between yesterday's insurrection (1/6/21) and January 20, 2020 spotlights January 13th and the New Moon which manifests on that date (12:00:04 am est) and identifies a seeding time for a new cycle of activity as New Moons tend to do.

Now previously on SO'W we discussed a few factors concerning the Capricorn New Moon of January 13, 2021 conjunct powerful manipulator and hidden hand, the very wealthy Pluto. And as you know, prominent New Moons can disrupt lives and events in similar ways as a Solar Eclipse can do - for both share similar effects to the separative, awakening, erratic, unpredictable, shocking energies of astrological Uranus. Plus, eclipses are often known as 'cosmic blinks' and 'wild cards of the Universe' and they may uncover inconvenient secrets for those whose planets it touches.

Meanwhile, a New Moon also indicates that 3 days prior - the Dark of the Moon phase - is a period when things can go bump in the night and shady activities may run wild, undetected. And you know that the next Full Moon (January 28th @9Leo06) may shine a bright light on Dark of the Moon events, conditions, and thus create scandals.

Pertinent to the authority of Trump is the fact that the Capricorn New Moon @23Cap13 opposes his natal Saturn in the watery, tribalistic sign of Cancer and this describes Trump's "they did it, don't blame me" attitude concerning yesterday's seditious events which he himself incited. Yes, this is his general attitude yet only by taking responsibility for his actions and doing what he can to correct them will bring him karmic progress (and thus bring it to America - he won't do this but We The People and others must).

So today I'm posting the January 13, 2021 New Moon Horoscope for your consideration and invite your on-topic observations:

Question: can Trump's revenge yesterday against the US Congress and American voters be what finally triggers royal Regulus to exercise its caution against taking revenge - otherwise all that was gained will be taken away?

Jan 6, 2021

DC Horoscopes: Trump Mob Breaches Capitol Building

January 6, 2021: Today violence occurred in Washington DC. A woman shot earlier during the breach has died, WaPo reports, and others are injured. The stirred up Trump Mob of malcontents stormed and breached the US Capitol Building this afternoon while Congress had begun certifying the Electoral College votes for Joe Biden. Few astro-notes will be added tonight (it's after 6:00 pm est and I'm pretty wumped out at the moment) other than what I've marked on the bi-wheel charts you see below.

The chaos occurred after sore loser Trump spoke earlier at a 'rally' in the Federal City, exhibiting his usual 'low and mean way of acting' in the midst of his malicious scheme to stay in power. Meanwhile, the combustible Mars-Uranus duo draws nearer to conjunction each day and will peak @6Tau44 on Inauguration Day 2021. DC police officers and the National Guard were somewhat slow to begin defending the Capitol Building today and one must wonder why. Well, some members of the political punditry class have suggested that a desperate Trump wants - called for - such upheaval so that he can declare martial law.

Tragically this seems plausible. So see what you think of the charts:

The Federal City Horoscope is in center; outer chart: January 6, 2021 6:00 pm est (the curfew time Mayor Bowser set earlier for the District this evening). Circled are the primary contacts that pop out to me and note that activist Mars entered Taurus at 5:27 pm est, and 00--1 Taurus are considered degrees of violence - it's actually an aggressive, ego-gratifying Mars-to-natal-Sun transit - for Adolf Hitler:

Note that Trump natal Pluto @10Leo02 conjuncts 1791 Uranus. Rebellion!

Sep 8, 2020

117th Congress scheduled to open January 3, 2021

Speculative Astro-Notes Concerning the 117th Congress of 2021

by Jude Cowell

September 8, 2020: If all goes according to plan, the 117th Congress will open on January 3, 2021, and unless Election 2020 in November results in leadership changes, Mike Pence will continue as President of the Congress.

Now I won't write much about the speculative January 3, 2021 chart set for Capitol Hill Washington DC and "noon EST" (in lieu of an announced hour - even the date could change), but below are a few general observations concerning the day's planets, plus, here's a view of the horoscope of the 117th Congress' Prenatal Solar Eclipse ('PE') for which we do not need a correct opening hour in order to ascertain the opening's 'PE' for as long as the 117th Congress opens in January 2021, its 4 South PE remains the case with a 'fated' theme intact - plus, it's also the PE of Inauguration 2021:

117th Congress: January 3, 2021 noon est Capitol Hill shows 19Aries04 rising, the exaltation of the Sun degree. Naturally, the Sun (leadership) @13Cap32 conjuncts the noon Midheaven ('MC') while opposing US natal Sun (July 4, 1776) suggesting a period when government goals and objectives should be reassessed and, if necessary, a change of direction may be taken. This is due to the fact that annually, January 3rd (or 4th) is the Executive Branch's "un-birthday." So with Mars-ruled Aries rising, Mars is chart-ruler (@28Ari32 and rising in 1st house) and makes three applying Ptolemaic aspects in the chart: 1. square Saturn (@1AQ56 in career 10th house conjunct bold Altair the eagle) causing difficulties, delays, stalling, lack of preparation or planning, frustration, challenges to authority, and with a potential for anger; 2. square Jupiter (@3AQ24 in 10th house) suggesting overreach, exaggeration, risk-taking, empty gestures, and/or sloppiness with details; 3. conjunct Uranus Rx (@6Tau46 in 1st house) which indicates unusual or nontraditional actions and circumstances along with an explosive and/or shocking quality. First house denotes early expression of these restless energies with society's current anarchistic, protesting, even rioting activities also indicated--for discussion or possibly legislation in Congress, if not actual physical expression. Unexpected events may occur!

The Mars-Uranus Conjunction becomes exact on January 20, 2021 @6Tau44 and rises in the Inauguration 2021 Horoscope, as you know. And obviously whenever Mars and Uranus combine their highly charged energies, violent measures may be taken, risky or dangerous behavior can complicate issues and bring unfortunate consequences, and/or accidents may occur. For more dangerous indications, add to this the fact that the transiting Uranus-Pluto midpoint not only opposes their Great Conjunction degrees of 1965/66 (mid-Pisces) and stimulating street clashes, Civil Rights demands, and upheaval as before, but Uranus-Pluto also conjuncts the destructive January 3, 2021 Mars-Saturn midpoint (aka, the 'death axis'--Ebertin). "Not a pretty picture" hardly describes the mundane possibilities of this pile-up especially considering the vicious form of politics and vengeance being practiced.

So however the Inauguration 2021 ceremony goes, We The People can expect the unexpected with a desperate Uranian chaos-creator Trump involved and what for him will be a major test of nerves and strength.

Closely Related is the First Lunation of 2021 - a New Moon @23Cap13 of January 13th which falls in the middle of the 117th Congress' Mercury-Pluto Conjunction (22-25Cap), and as we know, is within the overly stimulated "Capricorn corridor", super-sensitized ever since January 12, 2020 when karmic Saturn and Pluto conjoined @22Cap46 - conjunct Trump's natal Vertex (22:51) of fated encounters. (Actually, January 3 2021 is almost a Mercury Return to the Saturn-Pluto Conjunction Horoscope's Mercury - exact January 4th at 4:07 am est with an exact Moon-Neptune opposition hinting at scandals, illusions, and a deceptive environment); meanwhile, Venu$ @23Cap48 activates the Capricorn New Moon linked, above! So apparently, new activities are being seeded and planned in the realms of Mercury-Pluto and finances, and at some point we'll be able to blame or credit the 117th Congress for the consequences.

Now several potentials are indicated for the combination of Mercury and Pluto such as 'political talk that offers abrupt changes to some functions; high security and intelligence activities; communications satellites; news of space exploration, orbital weapons, or toxic gases'.

Other possibilities include: 'secrets involving business or transportation systems; hidden activities; self-destructive impulses in business; and/or breakdowns in road networks (and one wonders: in cyber networks? hacks and leaks? grid or voting machine attacks?). 'Paranoia about secrets', plus, 'ruthless investigations' are also suggested (Munkasey) along with 'propaganda, persuasion, the power of suggestion, overzealousness, sly cunning, sharp criticism, a famous orator, plagiarism, demagoguery, fraudsters, and/or diplomacy (Ebertin). I'll add, malicious scheming, plus, the fact that Mercury is out-of-bounds ('OOBs') so there's no telling what he or she is up to - or what outrageous things may be said, reported, or what may be stolen. Then as always, running in the background is America's natal Mercury-Pluto opposition of total awareness, surveillance/spying, confidential information, mind control, censorship and publishing which affects all such matters in a challenging way. But all results must depend upon which political party comes out victorious in House, Senate, and White House, and that's a secret even the Universe is keeping close to her vest.

Update October 6, 2020: please note that the above post was published prior to Trump's recent hospital stay allegedly due to contracting coronavirus and his superspreader status making those around him ill. jc

Apr 30, 2019

DC Horoscopes: Jupiter-Pluto Conjunctions of 2020

Upcoming Planetary Cycles: Endings and Beginnings

by Jude Cowell

Below is a tri-wheel view of all three Jupiter-Pluto Conjunctions of 2020 which perfect on April 4 (center), June 30 (middle), and November 12 (outer); all charts are set for the Capitol Building Washington DC. Notes are scribbled on the chart/s if you care to view them although I didn't squoosh as many as usual since there simply isn't space on a tri-wheel but most of the basics are there:

Jupiter-Pluto's Prenatal Solar Eclipses ('PE'):

Naturally, each of these cosmic events manifests within a Solar Eclipse Saros Series: 1. April 4's PE @4Cap06 (December 26, 2019) falls within the 3 South Series with themes of 'sudden endings of associations', and 'traumatic transformations via news received or short journeys undertaken'. A 3 South eclipse last occurred on December 14, 2001 @23Sagittarius (near Donald Trump's natal Moon-South-Node conjunction).

Jupiter-Pluto Conjunctions 2 and 3 (June 30 and November 12) both fall within the difficult 4 North Series with themes of 'restraint; restriction; illusions; inhibition; separation; events occur that block progress; misjudging strength or the situation; caution advised until eclipse influences pass'. A 4 North eclipse last manifested @20Gemini (conjunct Trump's natal North Node and Sun, and US natal Mars) on June 10, 2002 while Cheney, Dubya, and the rest of the "1% Gang" of war profiteers were readying their ill-advised, misguided invasion of Iraq intended to stir up the hornet's nest that is the Middle East and act as another signpost on the road to the 'new world order'. As you see, US natal Pluto is penned upon the chart where most of the Jupiter-Pluto action occurs--in 2nd hou$e of the April 4th chart with the Cancer-Capricorn axis intercepted across the 2/8 which adds to the picture heavy karma which must be dealt with if any beneficial progress is to be made.

Potentials which may express from the blended energies of Jupiter-Pluto include 'extreme depletion of resources', 'criminal elements with great social influence' (ex: gangster Trump), 'official corruption', 'moral laxity within society', and/or 'the destruction of legal documents' (Munkasey).

Jupiter and Pluto as Apex Planets in Midpoint Pictures

Also of interest in two of the charts are midpoint pictures pointing directly toward Jupiter and Pluto--in the June 30 chart it's growth-hindering Saturn-MC = Jupiter with potentials for: 'changing fortunes and/or changing residences'; with Pluto add: 'a struggle ordained by destiny' and/or 'success attained under great difficulty'.

Then the November 12 chart shows law-suit-filing, politics-debating Mercury-Mars = expansive Jupiter with potentials for: 'constructive criticism, sound judgment, success, a good critic, and/or a celebrated orator'. Add powerful, wealth-hoarding Pluto and we may have 'a sharp analyst, an over-zealous orator', and/or 'suffering heavy attacks or assaults'. (The Combination of Stellar Influences, R. Ebertin).

Jupiter-Saturn, Jupiter-Pluto, Saturn-Pluto: New Social and Financial Orders

So there's my basic overview of the Jupiter-Pluto Conjunction/s sans other considerations such as the Great Conjunction of Saturn and Pluto @22Cap46 which opens Year 2020 (January 12)--with two of the planetary pairs conjoining near or conjunct the fated Vertex of Donald J. Trump. The exception: Jupiter-Saturn conjunct @00AQ29 which ends 2020 (on December 21--Winter Solstice)...but it directly lands upon America's POTUS Sun so it too relates to Donald Trump. Arggh!

Yet after all, the yoke that is Donald Trump gives the American people a tremendous opportunity to work through the negative, destructive, cruel energies of racism that have smoldered under the surface of our society, then frequently erupted off and on, since before the founding of our nation in 1776. And if we manage to succeed at this Great Task, and if social and economic inequalities are positively dealt with, our Republic will become even 'greater' than a mean one such as Trump could ever imagine in his wildest Mercury-square-Neptune fantasies.

Note: Solar Eclipse themes paraphrased from Brady's Predictive Astrology.

Dec 2, 2017

In Tribute to Master Mason George Washington

Have you ever visited the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia? Its basic design or shape is 'obelisk' and it is intended to evoke the famous Lighthouse at Alexandria Egypt, a factoid that ties right in with the Freemasonry so revered by General Washington, Master of Alexandria Lodge #22. As you know, the Lighthouse at Alexandria is one of The Seven Wonders of the World. Such symbols hint of the possible involvement of other secret societies though those of today may be newly invented or are offshoots of older organizations. As we all have noticed, whatever virtuous character these networks think they possess they may not and most Americans realize this when considering how America's Ship of State has been helmed through the years--in misguided, perverted directions, no longer under the inspiration of America's original founding principles.

And as Thomas Jefferson said of George Washington, "The moderation and virtue of a single character probably prevented this revolution from being closed, as most others have been, by a subversion of the liberty it was intended to establish."

Admirable! And yet the power-grabbing egomaniacs in the White House and frequenting its environs today have no intention of following the George Washington model of leadership, or of heeding his warning for the future. With perverted consciences, they pursue ravenously all they desire while the sabotage of our country goes flagrantly on, our freedoms unjustly looted away. Thinking the American People divided beyond repair, their brazenness increases and yet a reckoning is coming. How long will biological and philosophical descendants of the American Revolution allow the dismantling of our nation before stopping in its tracks the sabotage by the infiltrators?

Here's George Washington in Masonic apron now leading the Masonic ceremony that laid the Capitol Building cornerstone (or, possibly the first foundation stone instead because he's standing in a trench) on September 18, 1793 with transit Saturn conjunct Washington's natal Ascendant (18Tau28 = '19Taurus': "A New Continent Rising Out of the Ocean") and Washington's natal Uranus @10Sag03 rising ('11Sag': "In the Left Section Of An Archaic Temple, A Lamp Burns in A Container Shaped Like a Human Body") a few minutes 'after mid-day':

For more astro-notes on George Washington and his era check out these related posts:

June 1, 2015: George Washington's Progressed New Moon!;

Horoscope: General George Washington Resigns His Commission;

The Presidencies of Washington and Trump = Uranus!;

Personality Blends of Franklin, Washington, Paine, and Jefferson;

Washington DC's Secret Symbolism;

History of Freemasonry and the Skull & Bones (video);

4 Weird Things About the Washington Monument (video);

The Solar Eclipses of Valley Forge 1777;

Sacred Geometry Explained (video);

The Stars Over Washington DC.

*Timing of this ceremony from The Secret Architecture of Our Nation's Capital by David Ovason.

12/02/17 Senate Passes Tax Cut Bill as Jupiter Smiles

US Capitol Building: By Noclip (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Predatory Capitalism Supports the GOP's Corporate Tax Cut Bill

Dec 2, 2017: this morning "shortly before 2 am ET" (Reuters News), Republicans passed their version of the Tax Cut Bill (51--49) with only Republican Senator Bob Corker voting Nay. No Democrat voted for this historic monstrosity weighted on the side of the billionaire/corporate classes. Of course, the Senate version must be reconciled with the House version before Mr. Trump can sign the bill into law, he hopes before or by Christmas.

The horoscope for December 2, 2017 shortly before 2 am ET presents an interesting picture. The chart I'm looking at is set for 1:48 am ET because it places US natal Jupiter (5Can56) at Midheaven, the Goal Point of the chart (which, without an exact time, is a symbolic chart of the event). Now as you know, our national Jupiter @6Cancer = "Game Birds Feathering Their Nests" which fits Congress perfectly then as now, don't you agree?

Adriano Carelli gives '6Cancer' a symbol of: "Alcibiades, walking through Athens with his famous dog, whose 'most beautiful red tail' he has cut" and says it's a degree of "a spendthrift, devoid of practical sense." Carelli adds that having luck, "he will reach what he has set his heart upon and go on throwing money out the window with the utmost composure, certain that he will somehow manage to earn more," and that "His recklessness might go so far as to bring about his own ruin." (Note that Carelli's book The 360 Degrees of the Zodiac has the name Alcidiades--correct spelling is Alcibiades.)

Rising at 1:48 am is 5Lib05 which makes money-and-values planet Venus the chart-ruler (and vote-ruler) yet Venus @1Sag07 in 2nd house of Money and Values makes no major applying aspects to other planets. But there is a minor semi-square from Venus to powerful wealth-hoarding saboteur, Pluto and The Creepy One is inconjunct and in karmic Nodal Degree with the North Node (17Cap50 to 17Leo28). The Venus-Pluto contact hints at wastefulness which supports the protective Water Grand Trine between Jupiter, Neptune, and US natal Jupiter at MC (1:48 am ET). A Water Grand Trine appreciates emotional enrichment and material prosperity (Tierney). No doubt on the emotional plane, Senate Republicans are cats with the cream this morning! Ef the national debt and deficit!

So as you know, year 2009 was imprinted with the current Jupiter-Neptune cycle beginning with three conjunctions between Jupiter and Neptune, the speculator-wastrel pair of bubbly finances, unrealistic dreams, and fortune-hunters. All three conjunctions landed on America's natal Aquarian Moon (We The People) and denoted potentials for losing oneself in plans; a desire to dream; little sense of reality; becoming involved in speculation; instability; wastefulness (Ebertin). Note that the Jupiter-Neptune cycle lasts approximately 13 years so we're stuck with its affect on We The People's Moon until the planets meet again--once--on April 12, 2022 @23Pis59 (during a US Neptune opposition!)

Yet even without US natal Jupiter and this chart's MC forming a Grand Trine, transit Jupiter and Neptune do trine one another in the chart, an aspect suggesting efforts that stimulate social programs and benefit the needy--the very opposite of what the GOP Tax Cut Bill intends! However, karma will supply the GOP's 'reaping what was sown' results--if not now, then in future years--perhaps in 2018 and 2020 elections, and/or when the alleged tax breaks for the middle class expire and all chaos breaks loose financially and in the realms of healthcare.

Mercury, ruling 9th and 12th houses in this chart and planet of votes, bills, and negotiations, is @29Sag12 ('30Sag' = "The Pope Blessing the Faithful"). Is the Vatican involved?? As you know, a 29th degree is unstable and very eager to move into the next sign--here, into Saturn-ruled Capricorn, sign of government, law, and business.

A Sun-Neptune Square and Pluto-Chiron Exploitation

Squared by fraudster Neptune (11Pis29), karmic planet of the media and the masses, the (POTUS-related) Sun @10Sag16 is in 3rd house of Communications and its Sabian Symbol for '11Sag' is curious: "The Lamp of Physical Enlightenment at the Left Temple"...keyword: RECONCILIATION which what this senate bill is headed for. And as anyone can see, the US Capitol Building is nothing if not a Masonic temple. Plus, '11Sag' is the conjunction degree of the last meet-up of Pluto and Chiron (conjunct US natal Ascendant), one of the major Plutocracy pairs; their last conjunction occurred December 30, 1999 and thus helped usher in the New Millennium via the pair's tendencies toward oppression, predatory exploitation, primal violence, racism and other -isms (exs: predatory Capitalism, Socialism). And of course, the August 11, 1999 Solar Eclipse in the 1 North Saros Series (the series we're under now with The Great American Eclipse of August 2017 @29Leo) 'let go the winds of war' as the Book of Revelation predicted. Also note that under the vibes of a 1 North solar eclipse, "information is distorted and possibly false" and events "put pressure on relationships" (Brady) as we see with Robert Mueller's Russia investigation into the shady foreign affairs of Donald Trump and his crew.

Mars Opposite Uranus Fading But Still Influential

We should also mention that rising in 1st house is brash Mars @25Lib32, fresh from his exact opposition to anarchist-zealot Uranus @24Ari58 Rx in the 7th house of Partnerships. This opposition of danger and conflict was discussed in a recent related post, Mars oppo Uranus as GOP forces Tax Cut Bill. Perhaps Mars in the 1:48 am chart represents Republican Senator Bob Corker who did not vote for the GOP bill that will disrupt (Uranus) many areas of our society and raise our nation's debt and deficit to unprecedented levels, thereby sabotaging America.

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.


In keeping with America's downward spiral under the current 'Game Bird' Republican 'leadership' you may also wish to view a horoscope for December 8, 2017: Government Shutdown? and weep with yours truly over what national and local politicians have perpetrated upon our nation.

Apr 13, 2016

Is Corruption Making You Mad As Hell? Join Us. #DemocracySpring - video

Although barely mentioned in news reports, April 12, 2016 saw a march of Americans to the US Capitol to peacefully protest the corrupting influence of money in politics. This from #PeopleOverPolitics: