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Dec 14, 2023

Women, the GOP, and the Comstock Act

by Jude Cowell, partisan for the common good

Seal: The New York Society for the Suppression of Vice

Perhaps you've read the Wikipedia page detailing the Comstock laws which tells of anti-vice crusader and Post Master General Anthony Comstock (March 7, 1844--September 21 1915) and the Comstock Act of 1873 which was passed by Congress on March 3, 1873. Naughty items sent through the mail became illegal, and certain books were burned, as shown in the above image. Sound familiar much?

Because now in 2023, biological and/or ideological spawn of Mr. Comstock and his fellow crusaders of 1873 are acting to conflate "vice" issues of their day with American women's healthcare in the realms of childbirth, birth control, sexual activity, and other private matters that are none of misogynist politicians' and SCOTUS justices' business.

Feeling control slipping away, strong-armed paternalists are desperate to rule the roost again as they propagandize and divide society with "cancel culture" and other 'culture war' tactics which, if nothing else, muddy public waters, waste time and money, and interfere with clear thinking concerning these important matters. Solutions remain unsought by the non-governing Republican Party, as with every other issue that We the People need addressed. Besides: ripping apart our social fabric and collapsing US society is the GOP's game. They're paid well for their sabotaging efforts, and no doubt, glowing promises have been made. Failing financial manipulation, threats can keep them in line.

Can Astrology uncover factors describing the current turmoil between genders?

Well, the fact that US 1776 Mars turned retrograde in 2006 is one such factor running in the background of society and the change of direction has been noted in previous posts. Still, it is significant that US Mars has symbolically progressed into Libra rather than staying in Gemini as in 1776 when men were 'ready for action' and easily able to accomplish two or more things at once. Perhaps we can agree that overstraining the US military in the Middle East is involved along with disabled soldiers returning home, but the topic is beyond the scope of today's post. Even so, with the warrior planet in Venus-ruled Libra, Mars loves teamwork but tends to be on the moody side, and its Rx condition suggests US Mars turning its aggressive energies upon US society (and women) by many of our male population - but thankfully not all! Then as you know, the Rx condition of US Mars doesn't 'cause' the changes, but it does help symbolize, time, and describe them.

Past Can Inform Present and Future

And an astrological lens is a great magnifier for any investigation:

Dual Charts: The Pilgrim Fathers of 1620 (lower left; Campion #362) and the 1620 Pilgrim Fathers' Solar Return ('SR') of 2023 (upper right):

Of note is transit Pluto (the rapist; the puppet master) in 2017, the year of Trump, reaching the Uranus-Neptune Conjunction degree of 1993 of (18 Capricorn: 'POLITICAL POWER; strong-armed paternalism'--Jones) with the potential of: "The big picture demands a certain course of action which must be followed; little option to do otherwise" (N. Tyl). For me this brings in the fake issue of "wokeness" (Uranus-Neptune), plus, the wealthy financiers and ideological meddlers who control US politicians such as Trump. His power potential is completely dependent upon their continued support propping him up, with mobsters and thugs coming along to do the dirty work - via Pluto of the Underworld, with a bit of bone s*w ass*ssin in the mix.

Is Religion Still the Opiate of the Masses?

Then of much significance concerning the suppression of US women of child-bearing age is the religious extremism of the Christian Nationalists and Dominionists (evangelicals) who now bedevil America and oppress American women, for their beliefs uncannily resemble a group of early immigrants to our shores known as the Pilgrim Fathers, as shown above. Actually, this post is intended as a small astro-check-up concerning their current condition via the 1620 group's Solar Return 2023 which perfects on December 22, 2023 based on the Sun's return to its 1620 position of 00Cap08, a Cardinal World Point of Manifestation.

The study notes penned on both horoscopes include a few intricate factors for the curious reader with the Vatican making a small cameo appearance. However, a previous post displays the 1620 Horoscope unmarked and suitable for printing, if you prefer.

Now a major factor is the 1620 Jupiter-Pluto Conjunction in Taurus, sign of intolerance, which cues us to the authoritarianism, bossy paternalism, and the objective of Plutocrats determined to grasp power, traits which current-day Republicans now exhibit against the fairer sex, no matter the tragic consequences for women, girls, their families, and society in general. Apparently, conflating these legitimate societal concerns with olden views of 'vice' means that scarlet letters are being embroidered as I type - and prison cells are being prepared.

And so if any of this information and commentary identifies certain strong-armed politicians as the 'spawn' and inheritors of the Pilgrim Fathers' paternalism, extremist religiosity, zealotry, and misogyny, so be it: for my work here is done.

Oct 18, 2022

Alarm Bells Ring: Ultra-Right Threats to Democracy 2022: Vote Blue!

Ultra-Right Saboteurs Spotlighted by Rachel Maddow

Now that Episode 3 of Rachel Maddow's Ultra podcast is available, I recommend it most highly. If only voters who don't know or care about the Nazi threat we now again face in America would listen and take its lessons to heart.

Or perhaps before the November 8th Midterms with its Taurus Lunar Eclipse, Republican leaning voters will run across the new ad premiered by Rep. Eric Swalwell, Lock Her Up which shows just what America would be like under a GOP Nazi-style rule with women arrested for making medical decisions, a fate that Republicans have made very plain. (No word yet on the role of pills such as 'viagra' have to do with anything.) Thing is, the GOP's regressive laws will necessarily include Republican women, and we know that the Republican Party's anti-abortion laws are not about saving life - they're about exercising power and control. It's as if the chastity belt industry is tooling up with giddy expectation, not to mention the prison industry.

And so we now must deal again with the themes of the 6 South Solar Eclipse manifesting in a few days on October 25, 2022 @2Scorpio. And with a disturbing flurry of 'history rhymes' implications, 6 South was the Saros Series that brought the world the Third Reich (January 30, 1933 Berlin, Germany), Herr Adolf's official take-over. The fight against Nazism and Fascism is enjoined again. Pass it around.

20 Aries: Overcoming Crisis With Compassion

Yet none of my comments above even touch upon the fact that a Republican take-over of House or Senate at Midterms 2022 would mean that Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are set to be reduced and ultimately deleted from the fabric of our society. If accomplished, Republicans will realize their long-term vision to toss recipients onto the streets of America and at the mercy of the generosity of their family members. If such support there be. Basically, the total breakdown of American society is their goal - and that's when brutal dictatorships are easiest to implement.

Meanwhile, in closing here's a quirky little comparison of two horoscopes: lower left is Trump's 'Prez Bid' New Moon of June 16, 2015 along with the first of three Uranus Returns to the Third Reich Horoscope (upper right) which perfected on June 17, 2015 - the next day. But it must be merely a crazy coincidence, right?

Previously on SO'W: Eclipses of 2022 Hit Austrian Psychopath's Horoscope.

Jun 25, 2022

Gunpowder Plot 1605 and SCOTUS 2022

History Rhymes If Not Repeats: Sabotage 1605/2022

by Jude Cowell

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Based primarily on my personal opinion that the anti-societal June 24, 2022 SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v Wade (6-3) is part of an ongoing coup attempt against America by foreign and domestic forces of sabotage and sedition, I'm considering the highhanded SCOTUS decision of June 2022 to be a Catholic usurpation of the established government of the United States (and of our justice system), and am linking it with the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, aka, the Jesuit Treason, intended to usurp Protestant (anti-Catholic, though a son of Mary Queen of Scots) King James I from the throne and destroy Parliament (tracks here with the US Congress).

Now as you know, this was a failed coup and assassination attempt against the King by Jesuits set to peak and blow up on the night of November 5, 1605, and famously 'remembered' through the centuries as Guy Fawkes Day, named for the conspirator found guarding the explosives. Of course, other plotters were involved including the soon-to-be-executed Robert Catesby and Thomas Percy; more details are found in a Timeline World History Documentary The Real Story of Guy Fawkes: Gunpowder and Treason. A major succession crisis was avoided by the failure of the assassination plot.

Curiously, an interesting cosmic link is that on June 19, 1566 (OS), King James I was born under the influence of a major T-square, unaware of its dynamic energies as he must have been - yet still affected by it. The cosmic echo occurred as this midpoint picture of 1566 was activated above our heads: 'The big picture demands a certain course of action which must be followed, very little option to do otherwise' (N. Tyl) of 1993 Uranus-Neptune = 2017 Pluto. Yes, in 2017 stealthy Pluto activated 'global government' potentials of the 1993 Uranus-Neptune Conjunction, the first year of the Trump regime - at '18 Capricorn': POLITICAL POWER and, negatively, "smug or strong-armed paternalism" (Jones). My belief is that the utterly immoral Trump, who fancies himself a great thespian, was chosen to 'act as Pluto' in this cosmic mystery play, this contrived political theater production. Then on June 24, 2022, Catholic Justices on the SCOTUS bench enforced their version of "strong-armed paternalism" upon the female population of America. Upon men such regressive reforms will affect them in ways they cannot yet appreciate except for the more misogynist, Neanderthal-esque among them, the ruffians, criminals, and experienced rapists and pedophiles.

(Please note that obviously, there are other historical parallels and cosmic links between the 1605 event and the authoritarian Trump coup attempt of January 6, 2021, his attempt to stay in power by subverting democracy in America, so you may wish to compare horoscopes of these and other similar events.)

Stacking the SCOTUS Bench with Catholic Justices

Important to today's topic is the fact that the 'maga mob' insurrection of January 2021 was preceded by the enforced placement of a Catholic trio of Justices Kavanaugh, Gorsuch, and Barrett on the Supreme Court bench during the Trump "administration" - in preparation - and thus tilting the Court toward the Vatican's traditional stance against abortion. Unfortunately, the overturning of Roe v Wade can now open the gates to even more regressive laws and the repeal of legal protections which will further undermine our nation and our long-established civil and other rights of women, minorities, and other citizens. However, Chief Justice Roberts is said to have dissent against yesterday's regressive decision and is apparently mindful of further changes which may overturn rights of the people, rights which offend Catholic sensibilities - and apparently offend the Justices' Vatican bosses. (How strong or effective Roberts' dissent will prove to be, I do not know - or was it only for effect?)

So in today's lingo, we find that hidden forces of regression and strong-armed paternalism are forcefully imposing handmaidism across America, the old 'barefoot in the kitchen' model for women from previous centuries, with rape-at-will privileges made legal for men. Therefore, a lack of karmic progress in America is now indicated so our struggle for rights must be re-engaged with equal, no, with increased, fervor. The financial implications of striking down Roe v Wade are vast and disruption in US household budgets will be encompassing coming atop the damage done to society by the ongoing pandemic, plus, the institution of vigilantism in various states will cause social upheaval and will raise levels of violence and crime - under cover of arresting those who commit, ask for, and/or enable abortions. Making crime 'legal' in order to "fight crime," how Orwellian of them! (Feeling targeted yet, you are?)

Meanwhile, most of these complex topics fall well beyond the scope of this post (which cannot become an e-book!) including the major sabotage we know as the Civil War, a fantasy-prone Mercury-Neptune affair of sedition.

Sabotage: 2022 Contacts Affecting 1605 Planets

And so I'll simply list the primary planetary contacts (aka, cosmic links) that I see between the planets of November 5, 1605 and June 24, 2022 and add a few of their basic implications. Feel free to find more planetary contacts and infer their influences as you wish based on current events and the biases of past and current participants:

2022 Sun trine 1605 Mercury: self-interest serves others' interests.

2022 Mercury semisquare 1605 Pluto: rigid opinions make matters worse.

2022 Mars trine 1605 Saturn: actions taken are rewarded by others.

2022 Saturn square 1605 Uranus: instability in society, disruption, upheaval (purposeful!).

2022 Neptune opposite 1605 Mars: secret or hidden actions; conflicting beliefs and ideologies; leakages (ex: Alito's draft!).

2022 Neptune sextile 1605 Uranus: activities that are spiritually based.

And last but not least:

2022 Pluto square 1605 Pluto: discarding outmoded traditions and habits to make way for future plans.

Now to close, here's Mary Ann of Revealing Light Tarot with her informed insights concerning Roe now and into the future.

And a Forewarned is Forearmed Post: The Civil War's Eclipse Repeats in 2023. Whatever We The People can do now to head off these disruptive dystopian influences must be done - and this means, Vote Blue in 2022 and 2024!

May 9, 2022

Medieval Days and GOP Abortion Beliefs

Is a Medieval SCOTUS Set to Overturn Roe v Wade?

by Jude Cowell

Recently we discussed the Alito Draft Leak and a 1991 Eclipse and today I'm here to publish the Solar Eclipse @27Tau55 of May 15, 0850 because it's the initial eclipse (numero one) in the 6 North Saros Series which has brought along the Alito Draft leak with its clear indications of an overturn of a 1973 law that most Americans prefer to keep. ("My body my choice!')

So how does this ancient relic of an eclipse series relate to the overturning of Roe v Wade? Well, it's something that Republicans have planned for years and their scheme has involved certain justices being underhandedly shoved on to the SCOTUS bench for just such a purpose - because the 'Alito leak' revealing the party's abortion/women's health issues occurred under the influence of the 6 North Solar Eclipse of April 30, 2022 @10Tau28, in force as I type.

Additionally, a cosmic curiosity exists between the 850 eclipse @27Tau55 for it was transited in 1854 by the Republican Party's Saturn (27Tau26). Tellingly, their 1854 Saturn is apex planet of a T-Square between a Venus-Mars opposition which suggests potentials for 'abnormal and pathological sex-expression, an inclination to adultery, inhibitions in love life, a separation in love' (R. Ebertin). This sounds like certain current-day Republican politicians to me but I won't mention any names.

Now perhaps you can tell in the horoscope, pictured above, that the April 30, 2022 6 North Eclipse @10Tau28 landed directly upon the 0850 Eclipse's North Node (10Tau58) of future direction, and 0850 Neptune Rx @27Cap32 conjuncts what came to be America's 1776 Pluto Rx (27:32), now in process through 2022 of returning to natal position so the transit of Pluto-to-Neptune is powerfully repeating in 2022. Ordinarily, this suggests a weakening of power and an erosion of our social fabric which I believe is the ongoing project of America's enemies and their comrades in the GOP. We're watching and experiencing these negative results occurring before our very eyes. It's time for changes and reforms, agreed, but saboteurs are making conditions even worse than they have to be!

Then in the Collective, when transit Pluto conjoins Neptune (here, a vast cosmic time link from 2022 back to 850), circumstances involve political, economic, physical, and spiritual conflicts for control, couched in self-righteous, holier-than-thou religious and moral terms (see unmarried maiden Vesta at MC, the Goal Point!). Prominent issues include abortion, civil rights, genetic engineering, and/or mercy killing, although it's probable that Republicans will think of other thorny issues with which to divide the American people. Perhaps other issues are 'on the drawing board' already. Then on this level, another cosmic timing event will be the third of three 'Great American Eclipses' in April 2024, an election year, because the eclipse path of Totality will race across and 'split' the country from Southwest to Northeast.

Therefore, if it ever did, it no longer seems that the Republican Party of 1854 - with the party's Neptune in mid-Pisces at the Midheaven of the 0850 eclipse chart - is striving to improve America, but is determined to return US society to the anti-women regressive conditions of the 1850s and/or 1950s while striving to collapse our nation and remove the US from global leadership, thus leaving an America-shaped hole that their comrades, big China and little Russia, will happily fill. And as you know, the orange-maned Tr*mp has acted as a wide-girthed figurehead for the GOP's long-planned scheme of gutting the US government, prominently brought into public view and 'popularized' by Grover Norquist. Past government shutdowns were rehearsals for our collapse as was Tr*mp's coup attempt of January 6, 2021, with more insurrection attempts to come.

But why doth I fuss?

My consideration of the initial 0850 6 North Eclipse began when I kept hearing pundits and politicians refer to Alito's citings in his draft decision (not the final SCOTUS opinion, so they say) in which he stretched back to medieval times (see feudalism) in an attempt to 'justify' his extremist views concerning abortion and his misogyny against women. As you know, Alito used an early witch-burning judge as his model, a man named Sir Matthew Hale. (Full discloure: geni dot com informs me that Judge Matthew Hale is my 9th cousin 12 times removed, while Samuel Alito and I have in-law connections only. Euw.)

And since we view solar eclipses through the lens of their initial eclipse by way of Zodiacal sign, we're looking through a double Taurean lens that, if negative traits of Taurus are expressed through the 2022 eclipse, the Collective is given another chance to improve upon such issues and previous behaviors as rigidity, stubbornness, intractibility, intolerance, greed, possessiveness', and, via 6 North themes (listed on the chart) of 'relationships to authority figures, the need to take control and responsibility', and 'accepting commitments due to another person's illness or unreliability' (ex: Chief Justice Roberts wasn't extremist enough so he handed the writing task to Alito). (6 North Themes: Brady's Predictive Astrology #ad.)

Therefore I must conclude that if the misogynist Republican model is followed as feudalist Samuel Alito desires, major karmic setbacks will overtake American society and harm the population to an extensive degree which most of us as yet have not fully realized, with women, children, and families in the forefront as our social fabric continues to be torn apart - and all for the sake of GOP power and money grabbing, working in league with religious zealots who don't mid a little Nazism if it helps them reach their theocratic goals. (Boy, are they going to be fooled.)

Admittedly, the dire totalitarian conditions of handmaidism planned for women and girls by Republican Party misogynists reminds me of the way Herr H grievously mistreated Germany's women, children, and families as he divided the country and goose-stepped his way toward total power and control, temporary as his iron grip turned out to be.

How about you, dear reader? What are you reminded of?

A Closely Related Post: April 2022 6 North Eclipse hits the 1803 Uranus of Washington DC and this increases and activates the karmic nature of the eclipse.

Also related: Election 2024: A Blue Tsunami Please!

Apr 5, 2016

Astrology of 2016 Republican Candidate John Kasich

If you're curious, here is a bio of John Kasich which you may find to be quite mild. And without a known birth time for the former US Representative (1983--2001) and current Governor of Ohio (since 2011), we must depend on a somewhat out-of-focus reading of his natal planets since an accurate birth hour would helpfully time the Ascendant and other house cusps if we knew it. The natal info below is based upon a horoscope set for noon on May 13, 1952 (age 63) in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. Angles are not considered:

Governor Kasich was born under a 22-degree + Taurus Sun with the Moon in Capricorn for the entire 24-hours of May 13, 1952. This personality blend gives him a double-Earth nature of practicality and common sense. No, there are not a lot of frills here, but there is a traditionalist willing to take on responsibility--one who relies on logic and realism, and possesses a paternalistic authoritarian mindset. (You know, like old men who want to dictate how a woman makes health decisions for her own body? see the Thom Hartmann clip, below, where he mentions Kasich's recently stated view on punishment for abortion.) My thought is that John Kasich campaigns on being his own man (as a conservative Republican) so from this I gather that his paternalistic keep-women-down nature fits perfectly with the misogynist GOP agenda--their attempt to take America back to the pre-1850s. (Or with theocrat Reconstructionist Ted Cruz, back to the laws of ancient Israel.)

And with John Kasich's Sun Taurus-Moon Capricorn personality, we know that ambition and striving for possessions, power, and control are foremost for him and yes, this is a good blend to have if you're a politician. Many people tend to place their confidence in such a dependable Taurus-Capricorn fellow and this one has a strong inner sense of confidence and integrity. Shrewd in business dealings, Gov. Kasich as a critic can be severe and completely honest in his assessments and he commands respect from others. Not one to forget when he's been wronged or slighted, he can also be kind and affectionate in private and when feeling secure though Taurus always adds a streak of pig-headedness to most any personality.

Mercury, Planet of Thinking, Planning, and Communicating

John Kasich's Mercury in late Aries widely opposes his Mars Rx in early Scorpio (7A27) and hints at a brusque manner and way of speaking to the point. This pair of planets relates quite often to Politics and shows an alert mind and good intellectual capacity. With maturity he has learned to avoid arguing whenever possible and perhaps the art of compromise has somehow been absorbed. One must wonder if he should become the denizen of the Oval Office how much compromise he'll feel is appropriate with his opponents. This opposition may cause him to draw conclusions too readily before hearing or knowing all the facts. Plus, Mercury is also in an out-of-sign conjunction (4A51) with expansive Jupiter in Venus-ruled Taurus which denotes far-reaching plans, a talent for communications, and a deep thirst for knowledge (which probably aids him with his Mercury-Mars opposition's tendency to jump to conclusions--he's something of a know-it-all.)

So does any of this Astrology portend Governor Kasich to be the victor of the November 8, 2016 Presidential Election? No. It doesn't. Actually, we're talking personality traits. Yet perhaps more importantly, I see no close links from his planets to US natal Moon in Aquarius (We the People) which may be one reason he's had difficulty gaining approval with the general public. Yet when folks listen closely to his message, they tend to be impressed (Mercury sextile North Node--2S25).

Of course, if we knew Kasich's accurate time of birth we might find US Moon on an Angle of his chart which could boost his presidential aspirations yet with his long career in government I don't think he sounds much like the outsider that Venus portends in November, do you?

April 5, 2016 Thom Hartmann reports:

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Related: Astrotheme has posted an untimed version of the natal horoscope of John Kasich if you're interested in checking it out.


Sep 23, 2015

A 2015 Government Shutdown to Blame on Republicans?

As a 2015 Shutdown Looms, Bitter Memories of 2013 Linger

With another political stunt by scorched-earth Republicans on the horizon, Capitol Hill's irresponsible Government Shutdown of 2013 holds bitter memories for many Americans including those engaged in business start-ups, as Jeremy Quittner details. And check out today's HuffPost coverage here including political gamesmanship information.

In 2013, the political-jacka*s shutdown of the US government was allegedly perpetrated over Obamacare and predictably ended in failure for Republicans who took the majority if not all of the blame for wasting money, causing hardship for certain government departments, loss and disruption for the civil servants who work for paychecks, and 'governing' in breach of the public trust and contract. Some have called it treason and obviously, We the People cannot trust the anarchistic zealots and usurpers not to pull the same undermining stunt again, perhaps around the end of September when the fiscal budget expires and Congress is traditionally required do one of its jobs and fund government operations. However, their stupidity may peak in October whether a cyclical Shemitah is in force or not.

So in spite of the usual misdirected energy of certain politicians (with ulterior motives of shrinking the US government so it can be dispensed with and replaced in their beastly image), it is my understanding that there is already a law on the books that government funds (taxpayer money, one assumes) cannot be used to support abortions at Planned Parenthood facilities if that's genuinely their worry. In that case, what's the point of a government shutdown over funding an organization that provides women with health screenings and other necessary medical exams and counseling? And with an astounding amount of cognitive dissonance, the GOP insists they fight no 'War On Women' but how can women agree with such obvious hypocrisy? Apparently they think Americans are even stupider than they are and women stupider still!

Okay, this woman will hush for now but here's a recent post with informative videos (one from Ed Schultz) concerning the chances of a 2015 shutdown and the misbegotten shutdown of 2013 but you'll have to supply your own green eggs and ham.