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May 5, 2020

A List of Planets' Meanings in Political Astrology

Here's an updated list with the meanings of planets in Political Astrology, a branch of Mundane Astrology. Now these are the meanings that I tend to use; no doubt others could add more or subtract a few:

Sun: supreme authority such as US President ('POTUS'), Prime Minister, Chancellor, CEO, leadership. (Solar eclipses hitting a Mundane Sun may denote the death or displacement of a head of state, national character and identity, major events, disruption or a turning point for government in the eclipse year and suggesting a new direction.)

Moon: the populace, We The People (USA), the popular mood, national security needs, basic necessities, women's issues, health, agriculture, nurturing, our daily rounds, the general emotional weather and/or societal trends.

Mercury: news media and the press, blogs and bloggers, oration-speeches/speakers-writers, messages, communications, and announcements, spreading of propaganda, negotiations, contracts, treaties and pacts, changes, votes-voters-ballots, literature, information, intell, spies, all schooling up to higher educational levels (Jupiter), the post office, thinking and planning, opinion polls, transportation (air+), sales, commerce, trade. As usual, young people in general, students and teachers are included where applicable, plus, medical research and doctors may also be represented by Mercury.

Venus: females, evaluations, smaller amounts of money, currency, relationships, partnerships, unions, diplomacy or diplomatic gestures, perspective; if afflicted: disease, arrogance, vengeance, defeat in war, anger, envy, possessiveness, and/or jealousy.

Mars: males between ages 25--35 or so, military and police forces, violence, criminals, war, industrial concerns, arsonists, sports figures, fighters, aggressors and combatants no matter the gender; combined with Uranus, Mars may cause explosions, terrorism, attacks, gun violence, operations; with Neptune, treachery, misguided motivations and/or actions, divisive elements in society, activists, protests or strikes (participants thereof), the fog of war, infections and epidemics.

Jupiter: clergy, churches, and religion, gurus, lawyers and judges, law and legal systems, higher education, prosperity, hope, breaking of boundaries, publishing, banking-bankers and the Fed, insurance; credit, corporations and CEOs, the upper classes; ministers of state, public relations and promoters, philanthropic institutions, especially if associated with Neptune, plus, Jupiter and Neptune = speculators, wastrels, spendthrifts, inflation, bubbles, grandiose schemers and planners, people who make promises they can't keep (ex: politicians).

Saturn: government, the system, The Establish, status quo, stability, institutions and bureaucracy, civil servants, conservatism, infrastructure, austerity, restriction or retraction, law and lawmakers (ex: US Congress), management, control, repression/suppression, accountability, loss, karma; with Jupiter, Saturn is associated with financial and business cycles (contraction vs expansion) and other cycles in society including in Politics; with Uranus, Saturn signifies the Middle East, especially Palestine and Israel; and/or old order vs new order; with Neptune Saturn = poor, sick, or depressed people, illness or disease, movements such as Socialism, social safety net programs, charities, those who suffer, undermining circumstances, difficulties or illness with causes difficult to diagnose.

Uranus: revolution, revolt, riots, protests, or strikes,reactive politics and politicians, progressive or radical movements, disruptive reforms, riots, counter-cultures; physical power such as electrical and nuclear, new technology, innovation; genius or sudden insight; the future; novelties; erratic persons; Uranus is also The Witness, The Awakener, the sky god; with Neptune: The 'Enlightened Ones' determined to establish a New Order to replace the Old, aka, a 'new world order' or the long-planned 'one world government'.

Neptune: the urge to merge, the Divine Source, the arts, glamour, the media, the masses, hope, idealism, covert actions, saboteurs, secrets, spying or other networks, secrets and leaks, socialism; hospitals, charitable institutions; the Navy or Marines. If afflicted: fraud, crime, scandal, deception, illusions, falsehoods, internet scams; undermining circumstances and those who cause them, brewing and alcohol, drugs; chemicals, oil, gas, water, footwear, oceans; with Pluto, Neptune = the Robber Baron class of the 1800s, resource plunderers, Organized Crime, mobsterism, the mafia.

Pluto: financial and/or political power, factions, oligarchies, Plutocracy, big business, nuclear energy, mines and tunnels, the Dragon Guarding the Riches; if afflicted: the criminal underworld, death, catastrophe, dictators, thieves and spies; Global Crime Syndicate/s; criminal detectives, spies, surveillance, hidden power/s behind 'the throne', The Pope, assassins, saboteurs, secretive men in invisible cloaks of power, death, transformation, regeneration, the occult and other hidden things and people.

Note that besides Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto can be karmic, too!

Got more political potentials to add to this list? Then leave your on-topic comment with this post! jc

Apr 23, 2017

Kevin Estes on Left Brain--Right Brain Politics

Once again Stars Over Washington is happy to present for your consideration an insightful article by millennial astrologer Kevin Estes:

The Left and The Right - Reversed?

by Kevin Estes

In the political spectrum, it's well known that liberals are known as the "left" and that conservatives are known as the "right". However, the left brain is associated with conservative traits, and the right brain is associated with liberal traits, as this link and a picture will show:

Conservative Left Brain Liberal Right Brain

As the picture shows, the left brain is associated with these things: order, logic, math, analytics, detail, and linear thinking. The right brain is associated with art, colors, music, the big picture, randomness, emotion, and creativity. The vast majority of the things listed as right brain characteristics are things that are ruled by Neptune, and as my blog Left Wing Astrology shows, people with their Venus (economics) and Moon (culture) in aspect to Neptune but not overcome by the North Node lean to the left.

For the left brain, the things listed under it are things associated with the Earth signs, which have a reputation as being the most conservative in astrology (Venus rules Taurus, an Earth sign). Some people divide the halves of the Zodiac as the left hemisphere, but if that was the case, the sign of Pisces, which is associated with the majority of the right brain characteristics, would be associated with the left brain, as it's the 12th sign of the zodiac, and Virgo, which many of the left brain characteristics are associated with, would be associated with the right brain, as it's the 6th sign of the zodiac. That wouldn't make sense.

With this knowledge available, is what we call the "left" actually the "right", and vice versa? Maybe. The liberal people I know fall heavily into the right brain characteristics, and the conservative people I know fall heavily into the right brain characteristics. This is why most celebrities lean to the "left" as actors/actresses and musicians are very creative people, and why Libertarians are associated with the "right", as they tend to base their lifestyles around logic and self sufficiency, which are left brain characteristics. This left and right brain divide also supports something I've noticed in person, which is that left brain conservatives and Libertarians tend to be much more rigid than their right brain liberal counterparts, who tend to be much more open minded and flexible in person.

As for the research on my blog, I'll still label liberal astrological impulses as "leftist" and conservative astrological impulses as "rightist" in order to prevent confusion among readers, but this knowledge is something that should really be considered, as it would make a whole lot of sense to label liberals as the "right" and conservatives as the "left", based on left and right brain characteristics.

To read more articles by Kevin Estes visit his blog Left Wing Astrology.

Feb 17, 2017

Mar 4, 2017: Venus Stations Rx in Aries--leaves Shadow in May

By NASA or Ricardo Nunes [Copyrighted free use or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

March 4, 2017 at 4:08:51 am est (Washington DC) is when transit Venus stands still @13Ari08 and, from our vantage point on planet Earth, seems to begin backward motion. Stationary planets "contain *suspended power" so let's consider what this means for the planet of diplomacy (and war, as ruler of Libra), values and evaluation, perspectives, persuasion, gain, relationships, trans- and other gender issues, and the attraction principle. The Arts, Beauty, and Romance will not be part of our political considerations today but the Venusian desire for change will.

When Lady Venus retrogrades, a process of review begins until she reaches and surpasses her 'shadow degree' which is her Rx Station degree--here, 13Ari08. During this period, her objectives may or may not run counter to tradition and societal proprieties and although current superficial social values may be rejected (Rx) by this Venus (and/or her partners?), she is in a passive state of reconsideration for now. Again, social and political protests particularly by women, will reoccur although their motivations may not 'reach' or agree with the general populace and so may fail to receive approval from everyone (though it's difficult to see how womens' rights and issues could be unapproved by the Collective at this late date!) Protesters' tactics and predictable sabotage ploys by paternalistic forces play a part in this approval-disapproval process as Venus Rx re-evaluates tactics in March into May including financial conditions, plus, there may be a weakening of partnerships or alliances, political and otherwise.

Venus Out of Shadow

Venus reaches shadow degree on May 18, 2017 @12:55:40 pm edt in a Washington DC chart with 00Vir37 on the Ascendant; therefore, Mr. Trump's natal Ascendant (29Leo55), transit North Node (28Leo44 Rx; public contact), and royal star Regulus @00Virgo (success if revenge is avoided) also rise. Transit Venus @13Ari08 is opposed by transit Jupiter @13Lib55 Rx and moneybags Jupiter is again the lead planet in a Locomotive pattern of executive power and success. But are we also seeing Jupiter the General and/or Jupiter the Religious Leader rising? More on the opposition, below.

Now in socio-political realms, Venus represents Culture, the economy and Economics, wealth, diplomacy (as noted above), society and societal trends, values (as noted), biology, the plant kingdom (now being further plundered by corporate interests), metals, and peace (now said to be brought by war). The planet's detached state indicates less moderation from other planets (actors) so that her sign and other astrological conditions are emphasized, in this case, Aries archetypes such as warriors, pioneers, adventurers, rebels, activists, business leaders, technicians, surgeons (abortion issues, repeal of Roe v Wade?) athletes, zealots, ambitious people, arsonists and the fires they set, and generally, energy, motivation, and aggression. The US justice system including the Supreme Court are in the news with America's natal Saturn (14Lib48) (courts, lawmakers) ruled by Venus.

And you may remember that it was Venus in late Sagittarius that announced "an outsider" and "rival" of the administration (then, a Democrat in the White House) who was destined to win the White House in 2016? (My pre-election political speculations are unedited in the post.)

Now we know that a Mars-ruled Venus in Aries can demonstrate a determined desire for change. What changes come depend on many more factors than Venus and Mars in Aries, including transit Pluto, saboteur and artist of transformation, now hanging out on and around the Uranus-Neptune 'new world order' degree of 18 Capricorn with its negative expression of 'smug or strong-armed paternalism'. And you know the midpoint picture now created by creepy planet of the criminal Underworld, Pluto:

Uranus-Neptune = Pluto: the big picture demands a certain course of action, very little option to do otherwise (Tyl) which to me sounds like 'an offer that can't be refused' by our sold-out, intimidated, bribed, or ideological politicians who inexplicably act against society's best interests while representing corporate interests instead of the needs of the constituents they allegedly are in Washington to represent. That Mr. Trump has been read into this 'big picture' agenda and acts in favor of it are obvious for he wouldn't be placed in the White House if he weren't. His campaign promises otherwise ring hollow as any propaganda yours truly has ever heard or read about from our nation's manipulated past.

2017's Venus-Jupiter Opposition

Occurring across the Aries-Libra Self-Other axis, a Venus-Jupiter opposition is no time to mix business with pleasure though Mr. Trump seems to be incapable of understanding the difference and has no desire to avoid such political conflicts of interest or the ethics violations the mix suggests. So let us assume for the purposes of this post that the following factors apply to him in particular if to no one else (although of course they may).

Cultural potentials within the Collective include: pomposity, arrogance, pretentious social climbing, posturing, ostentatious behavior, self-serving justice, values are difficult to defend, perspectives on reality suffer, a sense of proportion goes lacking, and gaudiness fails to impress. Loudly promoted events fall short of the hype, joint ventures may suffer defeat, there's a lack of cooperation, unfulfilled promises cause difficulties, and excesses inconveniently revealed are best forgotten (the culprit hopes!)

Political potentials include: many new and perhaps ill-considered laws, the number of foreign capital investments increase, religious interference in our justice system expands, and foreign raids on the Treasury. Positively there may be expansion in economic forecasts though inflationary factors and/or fraud and corruption continue to lurk underneath which makes a stable basis for our economy uncertain.

Summary: on March 4th, Venus retrogrades in unaspected condition but will receive an aspect from Jupiter as she leaves her shadow on May 18, 2017, and thus gains a better or clearer perspective. That the perspective is from an executive powerhouse Jupiter (the broadcaster and promoter) in Venus-ruled Libra (with all that their opposition implies) presents more of a negative condition than is good for the common good or for the US economy. But maybe circumstances are just dandy fine for the power elite and their financial enablers.


*stationary planets "contain suspended power": Retrograde Planets, Erin Sullivan; '18Cap': The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Marc Edmund Jones; Venus and Mars in Aries: The Combination of Stellar Influences, Reinhold Ebertin; Venus in Politics: Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets, Michael Munkasey.

Jun 1, 2016

June 4/5 2016: Gemini New Moon culminates at Summer Solstice 2016

Since we've already considered the Washington DC horoscope for Summer Solstice 2016 (with a Full Moon occurring at 7:02 am edt) let's look at the prior New Moon (Syzygy Moon) which perfects in the Eastern Time Zone on June 4, 2016 at 10:59:32 pm (edt) at 14 Gemini 53 (June 5th abroad).

Obviously the June New Moon gains significance due to its link to Summer Solstice and for people or institutions with mid-degrees of Mutable signs in their charts (Gemini-Sagittarius; Virgo-Pisces), projects, events, and relationships may be affected or influenced by the New Moon, particularly by conjunction or opposition.

My primary interest in this particular New Moon involves its Sabian Symbol, a word picture that provides additional information beyond the lunation's aspects to planets, angles, and such. Actually, I want to consider the 'karmic degree' (here, 14 Gemini) prior to the rounded-up degree (which would be 15 Gemini) and that degree's Illumination Point which is the opposite degree. Both the Marc Edmund Jones and the Dane Rudhyar versions of the symbols will be included. And obviously, a New Moon is the beginning of a new cycle of activity and suggests a time of planning or 'seeding' which will be fulfilled at the next Full Moon.

Naturally, we keep in mind that Airy Gemini is a mental sign of The Mind, the senses, messages, news and other forms of communication, disseminating information, trading and other forms of deal-making, negotiation, childhood, siblings, trickery, magic, dualism, and other Mercurial realms. Since you're here on SO'W, you may wish to relate this info to the tiresomely ongoing election process and our 2016 candidates.

New Moon June 4/5, 2016's karmic degree:

(Rudhyar) 14 Gemini: "Bridging Physical Space and Social Distinctions, Two Men Communicate Telepathically...Keynote: The capacity to transcend the limitations of bodily existence" which speaks of "invisible nerve channels" and "vibratory resonance...It is a TECHNIQUE OF TRANSCENDENCE. It evidently can also bring confusion and many failures, as well as illusory claims and self-deceit."

(Jones) 14 Gemini: "A Conversation By Telepathy...Keyword: INTIMATION; positive expression = an exceptional capacity for achievement through the more organic relationships of personality in given and pertinent connections; negative expression = attempted accomplishment through innuendo or underhanded means."

June New Moon's Illumination Point (14 Sag) opposite its karmic degree:

(Rudhyar) "The Great Pyramid and the Sphinx...Keynote: The enduring power of occult knowledge and of its quasi-divine Custodians, 'Seed-men' of a previous cycle of existence....What is revealed is THE POWER Of SPIRITUAL ANCESTRY."

(Jones) 14 Sagittarius (Jones): "The Pyramids and the Sphinx...Keyword: CERTIFICATION; positive expression = effective practicality through a gift for bringing real imagination to everyday living; negative expression = ridiculous efforts to fill the shoes of giants.

To me the lunations of June 2016 spotlight bids for achievement that may involve such methods as occultism, telepathy, spiritual ancestry, innuendo, underhanded means, and ridiculous efforts by some who symbolically boast their tootsie sizes to be as large as those of America's spiritual ancestors--our Founders. Will such boasts be believed?

Now here is a list of countries that are said to be ruled by Gemini and Sagittarius though some are associated with a second or third sign as well:

Gemini: Belgium, Italy, Kuwait, USA:

Sagittarius: Hungary, Kenya, Slovenia, Spain, Latin countries, USA.

You may know of more, of course, but notice that on this partial list, America is the only country ruled by both signs though naturally Cancer and Virgo must be added to the US column. For Cancer is where the June 20, 2016 Solstice Sun enters at one of the Cardinal Points of Global Manifestation, 00Cancer00, the Gate of Birth in arcane tradition.

And in Stars Over Washington tradition, the horoscope of Summer Solstice 2016 has been set for Washington DC, if you're curious. There is some discordancy here, however, for the Solstice's post title concerns endings and partings which may not jive well with entering the Gate of Birth.

Then there is our 1776 Mars-Uranus midpoint of revolution and potential violence which will be conjoined by the June 4th New Moon (14Gem53) hinting that a new cycle of freedom-fighting and/or plans for unusual achievement may be seeded during the dark of this New Moon with proof revealed around Summer Solstice 2016, either positively, negatively, or, a realistic mixture of both as the Solstice Full Moon provides the light of revelation.

Mossy Cave Under Full Moon, a pencil drawing by Jude Cowell.

Mar 4, 2016

Mercury square Mars and locations for the solar eclipse: Steve Judd

Mercury-Mars signatures are always favored around Stars Over Washington for their political connotations, propensity toward debate (preferably of issues, not personalities), and strong opinions (which may or may not be expressed). Mercury square Mars and more are well addressed here by astrologer Steve Judd along with information on the March 9, 2016 Solar Eclipse:

Feb 27, 2015

Feb 28, 2015 12 am: DHS funding runs dry--during its Jupiter Return?

Such Political Theater!

The US Congress continues to rule by crisis so funds for the Department of Homeland Security will run dry by 12:01 am est February 28, 2015 unless as the clock ticks the formerly exalted body passes a 3-week band-aid or a clean bill for full funding today or this evening. Yes, Washington DC provides the country with a slapdash end of February 2015 but let's consider the month of March.

As many astrologers have written, March 2015 will be replete with cosmic and earthly events of note as Washington politicians continue to live down to what they're styled into a sorry model of government---sort of a non-governing government brought to us purposefully by sold-out politicians following basically the same global government script while political factions jockey for ultimate control of the Big Picture.

As for 'HoSec', as I've fondly called it, the conglomerate of agencies was hatched on November 25, 2002 at 1:44 pm est Washington DC under a fiery Sun Sag-Moon Leo influence. At that time, expansive Jupiter (the General; the Banker; the Guru) was in the 6th house of Military and Police Service but conjunct the 5th cusp (risk-taking, speculation, gambling) and ruled the agency itself via the Ascendant (27Pis29 with the March 20, 2015 Solar Eclipse @29Pis27 falling upon it this Spring Equinox.) You'll find the Pisces Solar Eclipse horoscope linked, below.

Now transit Jupiter's Rx period has (Oct 2014) and will (June 2015) return to natal degree @17Leo59. To me the fact that the DHS is in the midst of its Jupiter Return (or, Reward Cycle--Tyl) denotes that although funding delays (Rx) are to be expected, current theatrics on Capitol Hill over the DHS budget running dry are merely political antics meant to mar President Obama's White House tenure further and--if hotheads have their way--stop or stall the president's immigration plans.

Does anyone need Astrology to tell them it's all a scripted power play?! Sometimes it seems that obstructionist Republicans are little boys turning blue from holding their breaths in an attempt to get a detached dad's attention!

Image: DHS Nov 25, 2002 1:44 pm est Washington DC

Note that the Sabian Symbol for Mercury's '10Sag' = "A Golden-Haired Goddess of Opportunity." There's much to be said for that particular word picture but since I've typed it many times before, let's not bore each other. You note the nearness to Mercury of saboteur-spy-assassin Pluto of The Underworld for the pair had recently conjoined in Sagittarius. Their conjunction and nearness in this chart spotlights America's natal Mercury-Pluto opposition with its 'secrets, surveillance, propaganda, and mind control' connotations.

Also note that DHS natal Venus @00Sco27 (evaluations, relationships, money) was precisely 'eclipsed' by the October 23, 2014 Solar Eclipse @00Sco24!

If you wish, you may read my notes from 2005 concerning the natal horoscope of Homeland Security. (Warning: it's full of fussy and this Cappy wouldn't want the nsa web crawler to miss it!)

March into April 2015 Moons:

The next March 2015 lunation is the March 5 Full Moon in Virgo, the date Purim begins. The Full Moon of March 3 is the Syzygy Moon of Spring Equinox 2015 (aka, Aries Ingress) which brings a critical 29th-degreed Solar Eclipse. As you know, Aries Ingress charts flavor the rest of the year in which they occur until the next March--and this one has a weighty Solar Eclipse attached @29Pisces which doth 'lean forward' anxiously to reach the Mars-ruled Aries Point.

Also of importance is the first lunation after Spring EQ 2015 (chart shown set for DC) which happens to be a Lunar Eclipse on April 4 @14Libra, the date that Passover begins. The April 4 lunation 'eclipses' US natal Saturn (lawmakers, laws, authority, accountability, the status quo, old men) which may indicate a cosmic link to the Netanyahu-to-Congress turmoil theatrically set up by thuggish Republicans who go out of their way to undermine congressional tradition while demonstrating once again their disdain for President Obama.

The April 4, 2015 Lunar Eclipse with chart shown will be discussed more fully in a soon-to-be-published post.

Oct 14, 2014

Natal Horoscope: Democratic Party February 17, 1801

Image: Democratic Party February 17, 1801 1:00 pm LMT (NS) +5:08:09 Washington DC; Hour of Jupiter (25Can57 Rx in 2nd house of Values and Earning Ability):

This horoscope is a different version for the Democratic Party than is usually found online and is posted here for future reference; please enlarge the image to read my scribbled notes if you may. Transits to and progressions of the chart will be discussed in a later post. jc

Jan 6, 2014

Jan 6, 2014: Senate takes up unemployment benefits w Moon in Aries

*Moon in Aries: "I AM the People"

by Jude Cowell

Update: bad weather and absent senators--the vote has been rescheduled for Tuesday morning. But Janet Yellen is now confirmed as the first lady head of the Fed.

Original post begins here, Moon remains in Aries tomorrow:

A few days ago I posted brief astrological info concerning the return today of US senators to Capitol Hill with Sun in governing Capricorn and Moon in compassionate Pisces. However, by the time the Senate votes today at 5:30 pm ET, the Moon will have entered the Mars-ruled sign of Aries.

All the Democrats need for a 3-month extension of unemployment benefits is for 5 Republicans to join in and one supposes that it's possible in spite of the 2014 midterm election. Will the American people can be put first in their considerations especially since the money, whether offset by further cuts or not, will be plowed back immediately into the economy?

Well, let's consider the Earth-Fire Sun Cap-Moon Aries combo of the vote if all goes as Harry Reid has scheduled notwithstanding what the House of Representatives may do with the issue, if anything, after they return to session tomorrow:

Sun Cap-Moon Aries is a volcanic blend that can create new, fertile territory and may be described as a bulldozer. (Harry Reid?) Convictions are strong and powerful with an Earth-Fire combo with its massive ego that may not respect or be sensitive to the rights of others.

Willfulness and intense ambition are obvious traits here with a kind of a Rebel v The Establishment vibe to it. This is a great natal combo for criminal lawyers and others who must take command though material success is usually over-valued. This blend can be difficult to get along with since it is very demanding yet its astute thinking processes provide impressive leadership talent.

Perhaps you'll agree that the two Images for Integration for Sun Cap-Moon Aries describe our Capitol Hill actors this afternoon and may even bespeak the political machinations which are certain to take place over this vote:

"A Roman city-state is attacked by barbarians but its solid walls keep the marauding bandits at bay...An impetuous entrepreneur persuades a conservative banker to back an ambitious project." (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles & Suzi Harvey.)

Now let's close with an apt quote from a man who shares this Sun-Moon blend:

"Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will--his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals." - Albert Schweitzer whose mid-Libra Ascendant is being visited by transiting Mars this very day!

Now 'faith and morals' are difficult to find on Capitol Hill these days, yet Schweitzer's quote sounds a bit like a Republican talking point, doesn't it? Perhaps they're all talk, no action in that realm yet his words must also apply to Republican legislators who took oaths of office to govern and serve We the People--not to dis-serve and undermine us in favor of the selfish ideology of weirdo corporatist Ayn Rand!


*Moon in Aries = "I AM the People" was a frequent saying of Reign of Terror leader Maximilien Robespierre who was born on May 6, 1758 while the Moon (people) was in Aries (I am).

Sep 24, 2013

Sept 24, 2013: Pres. Obama's UN Address w UN natal chart

In New York City today during a Mercury Hour, from 10:07 am edt until 10:52 am edt, President Obama addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations. The president's Lunar Return to 3Gem21 occurred at 10:09 am edt so the separating trine with the Sun and the separating square from Neptune affect his natal Moon as well as today's Moon. The ongoing Neptune square to natal Moon denotes a difficult time for establishing steadfast alliances, and as you know, the entire world of nations is said to be angry at US spying on governments and world leaders via the NSA. Neptune is associated with spying just as is master spy Pluto.

At 10:07 am edt (NYC), 10Sco26 was rising along with authoritative Saturn @9Sco19, North Node of public contact @8Sco14, and orating Mercury @23Lib25, a degree that conjoins Arcturus (taking a different approach) and Spica (a potential for brilliance, but also The Spike.)

Venus @15Sco15, the Eagle Point, was on the rise as well--in company with transiting asteroid Toro (power, including nuclear) but with Mars as the chart and speech ruler (along with Pluto @8Cap59 as sub-ruler) at Midheaven--MC, The Goal), we find that American militarism was certainly on display for the world to see. Need an example? "The United States is prepared to use force in the region," President Obama asserted. As if anyone doubted it.

Plus, in a curious synchronicity, asteroid Atlantis ('America', but also 'where we feel doomed' and 'abuse of power') conjoins Mars and MC at 10:07 am edt. The MC degree of 18Leo53 puts the 'Mother of All Eclipses' that Nostradamus touted centuries ago smack dab at MC and is in the same Saros series (1 North) as the Pre-Natal Eclipse of the UN! The UN's PE manifestation @16Can57 is marked in the 4th house of this natal chart and today its degree is triggered by tr Jupiter @17Can34 in 9th house, thus expanding or increasing 1N's influence on current events.

1N themes include 'unexpected events put pressure on relationships or groups; issues loom large but it's unwise to make decisions because information is distorted and possibly false' (paraphrasing Brady's Predictive Astrology). This eclipse last occurred on August 11, 1999 and ushered in the New Millennium of terrorism used to control populations, not the least of whom is the American public. 1N's next manifestation will be on August 21, 2017 @29Leo, which conjoins Royal Star Regulus, which, btw, is at MC (00Vir31--Regulus has precessed to 00Vir+) when President Obama finished speaking today at 10:52 am. Undermining Neptune (The Masses; The Media) @3Pis13 Rx conjoined the IC (Foundation; Endings) of the speech's chart.

To my cynical ears, it seemed the president hinted at more violent terror attacks being perpetrated for global government types will do anything to fulfill their long term goal. And many Americans now admit--however reluctantly--that false flag ops have been used by our government to emotionally inspire us to march into ill-advised wars.

And yet, diplomatic Venus was on hand this morning to 'sugar coat the message' as much as possible yet her jealous and vengeful nature is visible quite clearly whenever the planet is posited in vengeful, spying Scorpio--ruled by the forceful duo of Mars-Pluto. Scorpio is the sign where another Solar Eclipse will manifest on November 3, 2013 @11Sco15. Around that time and after, there is potential for more hidden meanings and inconvenient secrets to be unveiled and if you click to view the eclipse horoscope set for Washington DC, you'll see that warrior Mars @11Vir11 is at MC, a militaristic echo of today's UN Address. The November 3, 2013 eclipse will conjoin the Ascendant of today's speech chart--the speech itself--but with its Sabian Symbol as a possible saving grace: '11Sco' = "A Drowning Man Rescued." (Jones.)

Now for future reference and for those who may not already have this chart in their astro-files, below is the natal horoscope of the United Nations which was officially set up in Washington DC on October 24, 1945 at 4:45 pm est when the 'US Secretary of State signed a protocol of deposit of ratification' (Campion). The organization, a prototype of the 'new world order' sports the stop-go energy of a Mars-Saturn conjunction in 4th house, an excitable Moon-Uranus conjunction with the Moon conjoining US natal Mars in Gemini, and a goddess worhiping Venus-Neptune conjunction in Libra which reveals the involvement of the Vatican in its formation. Enlarge to read a few basic notes concerning the UN where you'll see that today's Neptune (at 12th cusp) and Pluto (at MC) are penned outside the chart along with a few US natal placements...such as our natal Chiron rising:

For me, the most telling midpoint picture of the UN natal chart is penned on for Uranus and Neptune, the Enlightenment planets, form a word picture with Pluto in Leo...Uranus-Neptune = Pluto: 'the big picture demands a certain course of action which must be followed, there is very little option to do otherwise' (Tyl)--the 'big picture'? A totalitarian agenda which we're now seeing implemented before our very eyes as the US war machine marches across the globe and the West challenges the East for global dominance. The ancient fight continues between Abraham's sons...

Please note that in my haste, I neglected to add to the chart that it's a Mars Hour, and that Pluto is apex planet of a second midpoint picture (Venus-Uranus = Pluto) which adds vibes of notoriety, fated unions, and exhibitionism to the character of the UN.

Jun 9, 2013

"Henri le Chat: Politique" (video)

Speaking of Politics, that "organized system of hatreds", sometimes a mere cat--even one suffering 24/7 under the burden of mind-numbing ennui--can suggest good ideas for societal improvement. Presenting my favorite feline video star, Henri:

(Above excerpt is the gist of a quote by Henry B. Adams of America's Adams Family--the politicians, not the TV show.)

Jan 1, 2013

113th Congress swears in January 4, 2013

Update 1/2/13: Well, today news sources seem to have settled on January 3rd for the 113th Congress which means the original January 3rd horoscope and my post stands as-is. Sheesh

Original (confusing) post begins here:

It's Mea Culpa time!

by Jude Cowell

Between all the hubbub of New Year's Eve and last night's dramatic Senate vote that passed the Tax Relief Extension Bill--drama which continues today as the House does what it does starting at noon today (Speaker Boehner meets with the Republican conference at 1 pm est--to amend, vote, or scuttle)--it has finally come to my distracted attention that the 113th Congress will be sworn in this Friday January 4 and not on January 3 as I'd previously heard reported and had posted on.

Therefore the 113th Congress' natal chart must be recalculated, studied, and posted asap. Thanks for your patience, dear readers, and Happy New Year's Day!

Today in Georgia my family will chow down on my attempt at my mother's (which was her mother's) scrumptious cornbread (which is Not of the cakish sweetened kind), and black-eyed peas will be in close attendance (to attract coins in 2013) along with a green vegetable for conjuring up an abundance of paper money in the New Year--an old, if silly, tradition!

Stay tuned for a new posting of the 113th Congress' natal horoscope!

Sep 7, 2012

DNC 2012: Obama accepts as Banksters Keep On (video)

On the Jupiter-Neptune Presidency of a Populist Barack Obama

by Jude Cowell

Last evening at DNC 2012 in Charlotte, NC, President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination for president. During his address he mentioned the Big Banks that all but collapsed the US economy in 2007/08. Now, with the stock market doubled under Mr. Obama, Wall Street has not given its old fraudster ways which was expectable since the speculator-wastrel-fraudster pair, Jupiter and Neptune of Grand Schemes and Visions, met in Great Conjunction three times during the president's first year in office (2009) and will forever be the planetary imprint describing the tenure of the Obama administration Jan 2009--Jan 2013.

As you know, when Jupiter and Neptune met in 2009 their conjunction directly hit America's natal Moon in Aquarius (We the People) compelling us with the desire to dream and providing little sense of reality about events that were happening, may of which related to our then-new 'dreamboat' president whose natal Mars (desire; energy; action) is concealed and glamorized by US natal Neptune @23 Virgo. Also, related to Financial Collapse 2008 and specifically to the Fed, is Jupiter and Pluto closing 2007 with their Great Conjunction of December 11, 2007 which timed many events and financial circumstances of which the public was then unaware.

There are no Great Conjunctions of primary planets until Big Year 2020--then it's Jupiter-Saturn, Jupiter-Pluto, and Saturn-Pluto--so each planetary pair's or trio's flavor relates back to their last Great Conjunction/s until then; of course their cycles include sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions between them which lead up to 2020 as they mark periods of ease or obstruction accordingly.

Now in a previous SO'W post concerning the president's acceptance speech at DNC 2012 last evening, I mentioned the current Sun-Jupiter square for its tendency to inspire over-promising and while last night's DNC address was wonderful and shiny for several reasons, my fret is: Here We Go Again--especially since Republicans have no intention of cooperating with, and will everything they can to obstruct, a second-term President Obama. And that's a very good reason why Democratic candidates must be successful in their bids on November 6th to gain seats in the House and Senate!That, and the expectable appointing of fresh SCOTUS judges in the near future.

The Morning After the Party

So with the Jupiter-Neptune cycle lasting approximately thirteen years, on this morning after President Obama thrilled excited crowds in Charlotte, TV watchers at home, and many of the DNC 2012 commentators, too, I find myself pining for a re-consideration of even more Truth about Financial Crash 2008 (or, The Bush Depression as I often term it) than any DNC speaker provided for the crisis plagues us still while providing for the Democratic Party handy justification for re-electing Mr. Obama who, it is true, cannot clear up the GOP's eight years of financial heisting and flummery in only a four-year term--especially if financial reforms fall short as they have.

Yes, I shall vote for Mr. Obama again for look at what the powers-that-be give us as his opposition: Misogynist Neanderthal Theocratic Jacka**es! Why, it's almost as if the GOP wants to lose in 2012, isn't it? So with my vote I shall retain the Hope that guilty banksters will at some point receive what ought to be comin' to 'em which would give the US financial system a great boost once the dust settles and the rot is scooped out.

Of course, you know that a Romney presidency would get banksters completely off the hook for their crimes and would remove any legal fetters upon them whatesoever. What fetters they now have or would have under the Mittster have so far not despoiled their greedy, pretty little minds. Subliminal Message: as we've experienced through the decades, using 'trickle down economics' only works for those at the top of the pyramid of power, not for the American people as a whole. A Romney-Ryan administration would feed banksters here and abroad our remaining crumbs and prevent us from investing in America and our children's futures!

So if you haven't heard or seen the following testimony, check out the 8-minute video below of William Black speaking on Capitol Hill about The Crash, banksters including Lehman Brothers, the Fed, and other culprits as he splashes the cold water of stark truth upon a complicit, pocket-lining Congress:

For additional videos concerning a variety of topics visit Forbidden Knowledge TV.

Sep 6, 2012

2012 noms: Romney Moon-Neptune--Obama Moon/SN

2012 Nominations: Romney = Moon-Neptune, Obama = Moon/SN

by Jude Cowell

Since in America the astrological Moon signifies We the People, the public, and publicity and is an excellent timer of human activity, let's consider the Moon-Neptune combo of August 30, 2012 under which Mitt Romney accepted his party's nomination for president along with tonight's lunar portents as President Obama accepts the Democratic nomination of his party in Charlotte, NC. Both Neptune and the Nodes relate to public contacts/encounters and, the masses and media.

Mitt Romney's Moon-Neptune conjunction in early Pisces is supported by his progressions for SP Moon at SP MC is opposed by his SP Neptune and I blogged last week about this synchronicity--that the Mormon hierarchy is at the base of his aspiration to be president (SP Moon = MC @'11Aries" = "The President of the Country") though I may not have mentionedclearly enough that Neptune's relationship to falsehoods, fraud, lies, and deceit are found in many news reports, blogs, articles, and fact-checkers' conclusions concerning RNC 2012 which spouted little reality or truth as it attempted to frame issues and present a one-sided picture of the president's term in office.

Romney's SP Moon to SP MC perfects on October 3, 2012, date of the first presidential debate:

So what about tonight's DNC event? Is a Moon/South Node (of the Moon) combination a beneficial imprint under which the president will accept his party's nomination?

As you know, the SN of any planet has a Saturnian quality indicating such things as separation, isolation, and the past--so will the American people prefer to separate themselves from President Obama in November 2012--to"break up" with him, as Republicans now advise? If the approval shown during Bill Clinton's exalted nomination of Barack Obama last evening--and the excited reception of other excellent speakers such as Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and activist for women's rights Sandra Fluke--are indications, then We the People already have our presidential dance partner for January 2013, thanks, and he does not fly a Cayman Islands flag on his luxury yacht nor does he dance with horses!

Now a Moon/SN conjunction does have a Moon-Saturn tone, yes, but it can also be a 'direction-strategy-ambition' marker (Tyl), plus, it shows one who must achieve without cooperation from others (such as that of obstructionist Tea Party members of the House and GOP leaders determined to undermine yet another Democratic president--Rs really are sore losers, aren't they?) Plus, when well-managed, Moon/SN denotes one who is capable of well-planned, concentrated, disciplined efforts. And just like Mr. Clinton last evening, this describes someone I have in mind: President Barack Obama. To paraphrase Mr. Clinton last night, no president including himself could clear up the 8-year economic mess left by Republicans in only four years.

Now Moon/SN also indicates bad timing and separative circumstances of a karmic nature so I'm seeing this duo--which conjoins and stimulates the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse 00Gem20 conjunct Alcyone ('something to cry about'; lots of rain; exile; evacuation)--as a picture of the president's acceptance speech tonight being held at the smaller venue of the TIME-Warner Cable arena due to expected thunderstorms around Charlotte which would possibly necessitate a huge and difficult evacuation unless moved indoors, for the venue change will bump thousands of audience members off the attendance list and make them a little grumpy, I imagine.

And thanks to America's ridiculously over-done, clownishly irrational security measures--even though it may be raining like the dickens umbrellas allowed.

Yet we'll ALL be super-grumpy if President Obama is re-elected and Republicans continue their self-serving no-compromise act of non-governing in what I think is an attempt to collapse America:

Yes, certain mysterious and secret forces do like to keep We the People riled up against one another, aka, divided and conquered.


Speaking of Election Day 2012, for more Political Astrology you may wish to view a few astro-notes on the karmic Solar Eclipse of November 13, 2012 @22Scorpio which conjoins US natal 12th cusp of Politics in our Declaration of Independence natal horoscope:


Mar 26, 2012

Obama confident of re-election--or already selected?

Update Mar 27, 2012: the real story behind President Obama's hot-mic moment.

Original post begins here:

You gotta love it when open mikes catch unguarded conversation between global power grabbers like Obama's Nuclear Summit Gaffe which tells a lot.

Is President Obama that confident of his re-election in November 2012?

Or do his remarks support my constant grousing of the last few years that movers and shakers like the Bilderberg Group in June 2008 (at their Chantilly, VA meeting) selected Mr. Obama to play the role of US president over Hillary Clinton, in part because his rhetoric so thrilled the masses which therefore would make the American people more amenable to their global domination plans, at least for a while?

After all, the Electoral College decides our president and vice president, not We the People.

As I've mentioned before, in 2008 the GOP ran the Old Man and the Unread as 'candidates' against then-popular Mr. Obama and his star power (his natal Mars conjunct our national Neptune, planet of the masses, and together, Mars/Neptune gave him a rockstar glow and charisma which, as usual with unreliable Neptune, has faded to a large extent though Neptune still throws a veil over his true motivations and actions.)

Well, it must be quite easy to exhibit confidence as you reassure other world 'leaders' when the powers-behind-the-throne are in your corner and you're championing a rigged game.

Oddly enough, I've had the same feeling about the GOP and the clowns--a One Percenter, a Bedroom Spy, and Newt--they're parading about in 2012, taking up space in the news! Is this a fake campaign? Can they be serious?

Whether fake or not, Mr. Obama will 'win' in November and global domination policies (war) will continue apace which, of course, they will no matter who fills the role of Mouthpiece of the White House.

Apr 6, 2011

Peter Schiff on the US financial condition (Alex Jones video)

March-April 2011: Alex Jones speaks with economist Peter Schiff on finances, capitalism, bailouts for the super-rich, unions, scapegoating the Middle Class, class warfare (Pluto/Chiron's baby), taxes, Fortune 100 corporations like GE and Google which helped write loopholes into Obama's financial reform bill, the Fed, and much more.

Part 1 of 2

Part 2 of 2

(Personally, I'm unable to say that the Fed's actions have been "incompetent" since my belief is that the Federal Reserve Bank creates bubbles and crashes on purpose - for, "He who controls the money supply of a nation controls the nation." - James Garfield.)


Published this morning on a similar topic: a dual chart image of our US natal horoscope with transits for the possible shutdown of the US government at midnight on April 8, 2011.

Plus, Woolly Mammoth Chronicles has recently been updated with a nod to Fringe Science and a new Ode to a Woolly Mammoth, in case you tire of the financial shell game now being played by Washington. jc

Jan 17, 2011

Full Moon over DC 29Can27 Jan 19, 2011; Hu Jintao to Washington

When China's President Hu Jintao arrives in Washington DC on Tuesday evening January 18, 2011, the Moon's darkened phase will be under way with the Full Moon 29Can27 perfecting Wednesday Jan 19th at 4:21:20 pm est in Washington.

The first Full Moon after a Solar Eclipse (1.4.11) is important as the culmination or fulfillment stage of seeds planted at the New Moon (prior eclipse.) Rising 19Can38 is the degree of July 11, 2010's Solar Eclipse in the 12 South Series:

successful outcomes to long term worries or illness; a draining issue at first seems worse, then clears with successful outcomes (all eclipse info in this post paraphrases Brady's Predictive Astrology as usual.)

Considering the longstanding and alleged tussle between America and China (our biggest loan-officer) over dollar-yuan issues and trade imbalances, let us hope such success will resound to the benefit of China's and America's people, and not just to the benefit of NWO promoters who desire a global currency. And yes, Fixed Star Castor rises as well with keywords: sudden loss or fame; murder. (A. Louis.)

(The sinister influence of Castor is implicated in the end-of-December murder of bio-weapons expert John P. Wheeler along with the critical-degreed Dec 21, 2010 Lunar Eclipse 29Gem32.)

At Midheaven (The Goal) 2Ari25 in the Jan 19th Full Moon chart (shown below) is Jupiter at crisis degree 29Pis30 (so near World Point 00Aries and US natal Ic) indicating critical financial issues to be discussed by China, President Obama, and US business leaders including, one assumes, Mr. Bernanke and other Fed officials. Will the US Chamber of Commerce and US Treasury Department bigwigs willingly sit this one out? Impossible especially considering the Sabian Symbol for the full Moon's Sun...

'30Cap' = "A Secret Meeting of Men Responsible for Executive Decision in World Affairs"...Keynote: The power to assume responsibility for crucial choices arrived at after mature discussion with those who share this power." EXECUTIVE POWER. (An Astrological Mandala, Dane Rudhyar, who relates this symbol to "inner government", "occult hierarchy", and the "White Lodge"...aka, the White House. What US government the public observes being 'conducted' is PR window dressing to hide the real deals going on behind closed doors, m'peops.)

Add to that, Mercury/Neptune = Mars 3AQ05: acting according to deliberation and experience; inspired planning pays off; realization of plans. (This Mars conjoins US Inaugural 2009's 10th house Jupiter = expansive or exaggerated plans; giving others more credit than they deserve; actions of others expand one's potential for development...further extension of credit as our debt ceiling needs raising?)

And Jupiter/Saturn = Mercury: a long trip; speaking with great maturity; asking the right questions.

The persuasive, spying, propaganda-touting pair of Mercury and Pluto are on the Nodal axis of fated encounters which creates a midpoint picture:

Mercury/Pluto = NN: a desire to dominate; lording it over others.

The current Solar Eclipse Series (13N = groups, associations; breaking an already existing bond leads to joint achievement) which manifested on January 4, 2011 @ 13Cap38 opposes US natal Sun (the leader in a mundane chart) and spotlights President Hu Jintao's criticism of US economic policy as mentioned in the above-linked article with the recent Federal Reserve decision to inject $600 billion into our economy at the expense of other countries' exports (as the media's popular line goes.)

Full Moon 29Can27 Jan 19, 2011 4:21:20 pm est Washington DC; '30Can' = "A Daughter of the American Revolution", the degree of the July 22, 2009 Solar Eclipse in the 11S Series: old ideas and methods fail; need for sudden reforms and new systems to deal with events; any blocks could be violently or tragically removed.)

The Jan 19th Full Moon and the 11S Solar Eclipse are in a critical/crisis 29th degree. Here is the Full Moon horoscope with a few details notated on the chart; click image to enlarge and read my scribbles:

It's an Hour of Mars which indicates action and points to Jan 2009's Inaugural Jupiter as noted above and which affects the 10th house of Public Status for the Obama administration and thus for America. The Full Moon's Mars 3AQ05 is also a transit to China's natal Moon (the people), a time of anger and frustration when the pace of life increases and domestic activities are of greatest concern.

An additional midpoint picture of note which relates to mercurial journeys, negotiations, and trade: Saturn/Uranus = Mercury: the ability to hit back under provocation; making great demands; necessary changes; organizing resistance; the act of separation. (Saturn = tradition, the past; Uranus = progress, the future with the tension and energy focused on Mercury, the Messenger.)

How about a list of prominent US-China contacts between our natal horoscopes? Here I'm using China's national chart for Oct 1, 1949 3:15 pm CCT Beijing (from historical record) with the Sibly version of our US natal chart (July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA):

US Venus and Jupiter (3 & 6 Can) conjunct China's n Uranus (Venus/Uranus = extravagance with money, separation; Jupiter/Uranus = horizons broadened or altered, breakthroughs, political affiliations and independence highlighted; US natal South Node conj China's n Moon 3AQ11 and ASC 5AQ57 shows the US habit of falling back on the resources of China for support, and the hard work of the Chinese people; US natal Saturn 14Lib48 has China's n Mercury 13Lib10 and Neptune 14Lib39 upon it.

Mercury to Saturn shows advice being sought, serious discussions between our two nations, and on another level, our restricted communications. Neptune to Saturn emphasizes communism-socialism concerns; US n Neptune 22Vir25 has China's natal Saturn nearby @ 13Vir09, a double indication of shared Saturn/Neptune motifs such as secret government, and idealism which can be highly misguided, strange, and grim for the masses (Neptune.)

(BTW: I am compelled to add that on Sept 11, 2001, China's Mercury and Neptune were conjoined by transiting Mercury - airplanes - which was rising and crashing into the Twin Towers on that morning; also, tr Neptune conjoined China's natal ASC 5AQ57, a mysterious influence concerning one's self-image in the world. Interesting, yes?)

Other factors in the Jan 19th Full Moon chart and our nations' national horoscopes are of interest but it's time to close this post with two of the Images for Integration for Wednesday afternoon's Full Moon chart which imprints its mark upon the January 2011 visit to the US by Hu Jintao:

"A priest blesses his family before setting off on a pilgrimage...A politician kisses a baby without pretence." (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Chas & Suzi Harvey.)

Now it seems the first Image refers to President Hu Jintao's historic journey to the White House under the rays of a critical-degreed Full Moon and 'pilgrimmage' may refer to the symbolism of sun-worshiping that goes on among global leaders intent on instituting one-world-government.

The second Image sounds all but impossible to imagine because pretence seems to be a major requirement for the practice of politics....unless we factor in a certain Sabian Symbol for '12Can' (conjunct US natal Sun 13/14 Can): "A Chinese Woman Nursing a Baby with a Message."

How easy it will be for both presidents to deliver and hear this week's particular financial messages and exchanges we may never fully know until it's too late and the selling-out of America and her citizens has been ultimately and completely accomplished.


Midpoint pictures: Tyl; Ebertin; any, all, or none may apply.

Mar 13, 2010

New Moon 25Pisc10 March 15, 2010

The New Moon 25Pisc10 on Monday, March 15, 2010 occurs @ 5:01:02 pm edt at the White House so I thought perhaps a few astro-beans might be freely spilled on the subject as a new cycle of activity begins.

In Washington DC, the New Moon will occur in the 8th house of High Finances, Credit, Insurance, Debt, Transformation, etc. The 8th house, of course, is part of the 2/8 Money/Valuations axis; 8th cusp 22Pisc33 may not indicate a lot of clarity in financial matters especially considering the 3rd (final) Great Conjunction in December 2009 of the speculator pair of planets, Jupiter and Neptune, ruler and co-uler of the Piscean New Moon.

The New Moon's ruler, Jupiter 13Pisc27 is in 8th house, with Neptune 27AQ13 (6th house) left behind to splay messily over America's natal Moon 27AQ10 (US Sibly chart, 5:10 pm LMT) - quite a perfect picture of job (6th h) loss (Neptune) and lies and confusion (Neptune) about health (6th h; Moon.) And Chiron, associated with unhealable wounds/knowing how to wound, is also in 6th house of the New Moon chart.

Since I've blogged previously on the Neptune-to-n-Moon transit I won't repeat it all here other than to say that our ongoing senses of rootlessness, homelessness, and being deceived continue their difficulties upon the folks who can manage them the least. (Thanks, Washington, corporations, lobbyists, and the Fed - for nuthin'.)

Mass media (Neptune) is busy pulling her veil over the eyes of the people (Moon), too, perhaps in relation to a specific matter or matters with this Neptunian transit now exact. Yes, I realize they always do, but the timing is important so watch out for a special story to appear on the public radar - perhaps one that's difficult to believe (because it's untrue or based on flimsy evidence.)

Of course, flimsy statistics are possible as well with 'numbers' being a constant tool for manipulating public opinion and the 'health' of the market. Yet, sensing we're being lied to and scammed, US consumer confidence may reach a new low soon with Neptune-to-Moon since inflationary Neptune brings slowly dissolving conditions of loss along with massive deceptions and frauds.

Plus, a mystery (Neptune) from our nation's past (Moon) may surface and surprise us either positively or negatively so we'll see if anything newly discovered turns up concerning our history or past events. Perhaps some media hype (Neptune) may be uncovered for what it really is - a crock of NWO promotion.

Yet, Mercury 26Pisc26 conjoins disruptive rebel Uranus 26:29 in 8th house and both are close enough to the New Moon to usurp its rulership. When Mercury/Uranus energies are fused we get possible communications breakthroughs, modernization of transportations networks or policies, business groups forming to initiate policies, and/or labor coalitions or unions at work. And if goals are not clearly defined we may see riots and rebellion based on false assumptions, reforms that cause upsets in transportation systems, and/or a use of propaganda during emergencies. (Munkasey.)

At the moment of the New Moon's perfection on Monday, the ASC degree in DC is 29Leo08 which brings up one of the Royal Stars of Persia, Regulus, in the tip of the Leo's tail. The keywords for Regulus: success if revenge is avoided, so the caution with Regulus is not to take revenge. The other Royal Stars have cautions, too, which, if heeded, result in the promised success.

Also rising is asteroid Sisyphus, keywords: to be determined to achieve or succeed. Sounds like someone at the White House is understandably antsy to get some legislation passed, yes? And at IC 23Sco57, the Foundation of the chart, lies asteroid Pallas 23Sco02 Rx. Pallas = strategy, wisdom, defense of the city state.

With Pallas Rx, it may be that strategic plans are in review, as well they should be considering the hard slog this administration has had since Inauguration 2009's Rx Mercury (plans, announcements, contracts, agreements, messages, re-taken oaths, etc - plans possibly aborted, hence the GOP call for 'back to the drawing board') and its void-of-course Moon which showed that things would not be working out as planned, if at all. VOC Moons may also describe conditions where plans or events currently in play will not be interfered with or diverted - nothing is of any help as to how things turn out for it's too late. (Ex: 9/11's Moon @ a degree of Bankruptcy '28Gemini.' Bankrupting the people is working well for the global power elites so far. And 'it's too late' describes the condition of the US financial system in 2001 that most economists weren't being honest about. Perhaps someone saw waging expensive wars as an answer to financial shakiness. It wouldn't be the first time.)

The New Moon's North Node (NN) 18Cap48 is pointing toward asteroid Cupido, keywords: corporations, The Family, crime syndicates (and Art!) and they're @ the *NWO degree '18Cap' = "The Union Jack"...SUPERVISION...

positive expression: the self's ever-widening spread of interest in its insatiable desire to leave some permanent imprint of itself on everything it touches (the mark of the NWO beast? Microchips for human beings, anyone?);

negative/unconscious/shadow side: smug or strong-armed paternalism. (MEJ.)

And NN in Cap implicates Saturn in 2nd house - with President Obama's natal Mars on 2nd cusp 22Vir33 along with US natal Neptune 22Vir25, the signature of Mr. Obama's 'rock star status'...but indicating that the public seldom if ever sees his actions (Mars) in a clear light due to Neptune's interference (media and other deceptive actors including Obama's team of spinners.)

Well, with tr Saturn 1Lib46 Rx in 2nd house of the New Moon chart, and considering the Old Man's continuing visit to the White House's natal Uranus 00Lib01 (at US natal MC in the Sibly chart) we may wish to consider how Saturn-to-n-Uranus may affect the White House under this restrictive transit. It's a time when circumstances conspire to interfere with freedom and independence in some way (probably in several ways given the big mess America's politicians and bankers have plunked her in); plus, it's a period when new approaches or ideas from the W-H are not viewed favorably, especially by those who prefer the status quo. Duh.

Now that can describe all the big sectors now balking at governmental reforms in their industries including financial, industrial, and medical. Yet carefully laid plans may succeed eventually so it's no reason or time for the forces of change and reform to give up the good fight even with discontented Americans being Neptunized by media and others with 'lose-your-health-insurance' and 'death panel' confusions meant to keep the President off-keel and his reform agenda stymied (until the Republicans can swagger back into the Oval Office and do more of their style of damage for Dem-style damage isn't the GOP's cuppa tea.)

MC ruler Venus 10Ari23 is in 8th house; Venus also rules 3rd house through Libra. In Mudane charts I tend to notice '11 Aries' no matter where it appears because its symbol is: "The President of the Country." Interestingly, the tr Mars/Neptune midpoint here is @ '14Tau' which is the Inauguration ASC degree, the office of the president...

Mars/Neptune = ASC: a strong mental focus on the subtle ways to use to compel or coerce others into adopting your ideas; focusing attention on the causes of confusion which surround tense situations encountered. (He did that last week on the stump. Wonder if he'll make recess appointments when the Rs are out of town for Congress' spring break? He'd be crazy not to.)

Warring Mars, so recently turned Direct on March 10, is approaching the W-H's natal Jupiter 3Leo51 so there will be a temptation to give others more credit than they deserve. Yet monetary matters can improve under this influence if other factors don't interfere too much (Saturn to Uranus?); the White House's role may expand in some way along with its physical efforts so Mars-to-n-Jupiter may encourage more troop deployments or the launching of new military campaigns (just what the world doesn't need.) Money may be what's expanded, however, so the bottomless pit of war will need more inflationary billions spent (Boeing fighters come to mind) and the President will be traveling abroad.

So let's close with the Sabian Symbol fo this New Moon which I must provide since it's absolutely perfect for the beginning of a new cycle of activity as timed by a New Moon: '26Pisc' = "A New Moon That Divides Its influences"...wonder if it means between health insurance and financial reforms?


And now here's a real treat: a New Moon interpretation from one of the ablest and most insightful astrologers around, Julie Demboski, who sees by the March 15, 2010 New Moon Outbursts of Beauty and Grace.

Lovely - and much nicer than grousing over hate-filled old Politics and corrupt political thespians...thanks, Julie!


*NWO degree '18Cap' refers to the 3rd and final Great Conjunction of Uranus and Neptune on Oct 24, 1993 @ '18Cap'. Here are the political thesis and antithesis of the Uranus/Neptune combination when activated, according to Michael Munkasey:

Changes in social and political structures due to new ideals and dreams of the future; revolutions or strikes focused on new ways of thinking; groups that form to exploit oil or chemical resources.

Sudden upsurges in the availability of illegal drugs; subversion used as a new method of acquiring information; movements that diminish the power or authority of the nation's leadership or police systems. (Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets.)

Feb 16, 2010

More analysis of Spring Equinox 2010's horoscope

Chart shown: Spring Equinox (Aries Ingress) March 20, 2010 12:32 pm est Capitol Building, Washington, DC; Moon Hour.

Once again I'm impressed to publish a chart analysis by reader Jonathan W concerning the Spring EQ 2010 horoscope and I'm re-publishing the chart here so you won't have to refer back to my previous post unless you really want to.

And now I happily and productively turn you over to Jonathan who thinks we learn a lot about Things To Come from this chart of March 20, 2010:

How could I, an Aries Ingress Baby (Sun at 00Aries) NOT comment on this chart? :^)

The Cardinal Angles indicate action. The situation has moved from discussion and thought and into a "let's DO something about it!" phase. But the very powerful Grand Cross energy associated with the Angles (Mars, Sun/Mercury/Uranus, Pluto AND Saturn? Yikes!) indicate it'll have more power behind it than we first realize.

It's a bit like barely tapping the gas pedal and going from 0 to 100 in 2 seconds flat! But, if wiser heads prevail, this can be a good thing.

What's wonderful about this is that the "change" desired by the People, indicated by the Taurus Moon in the 11th House, is being given both support and opportunity via the sextile to Uranus. And they can take the energy of the square the Moon makes to Neptune/Chiron and create an Event to express their disappointment, hurt and disillusionment.

Of course, the identity of the Event, the Sun, although conjunct Mercury and Uranus and posited in the most public place in the chart on the Midheaven -- no Media Blackout this time! --, is also one of the focal points of the aforementioned Grand Cross. So, will there be "change"?


Cardinal Energy is all about Beginnings. Finding our feet. Expressing ourselves. Getting the ball rolling. But that South Node on the Ascendant drains the chart. We'll yell and shout, but I doubt we'll we move forward with our "goals". Especially those involving the sense of security we feel for our families (Cancer Ascendant).

The Revolution is being conceived with this chart, not born.

With Mars rising and both ruler of as well as trine the Sun, Mercury and the Midheaven and sextile Saturn, there will be a surprising amount of anger, though. And it'll be loud and insistent, determined and pissed off. And, because of the trine and Mars' Direct Station, there will be a bottomless pit of energy to draw from. And trust me when I say that that Mars in Leo is going to LOVE over-dramatizing after all that time spent spinning his wheels in retrograde.

Furthermore, this Mars is in a Yod with Saturn and Neptune/Chiron, so a conscious, dedicated, determined (Saturn) output of energy (Mars) to express our frustration, hurt and disillusionment (Chiron/Neptune) is Fated. Mars' sextile with Saturn also indicates the opportunity to build a movement which forces those in Power to sit up and take notice.

But it's an opportunity. Sextiles guarantee nothing. You gotta pick up the shovel and get to work.

Still, if the WH assumes it'll be a day or two of noise -- something The One can easily ignore from his leafy perch at Camp David or calm with yet another professorial, slightly condescending speech --, they're in for a bit of a surprise.

Not that I would call this an "angry chart". This is a step toward those events we'll see later in this decade. Besides, we can learn a lot with this Ingress Event.

With that Moon in the 11th, we'll feel at home in the Group and come to realize there really is power in numbers. With the North Node in the 6th and on the Descendant, we'll recognize the need to work (6th House) together (Descendant). And with the 11th and 6th/Descendant in the spotlight, there's also the need to work (6th) to create an organization (11th) with common goals. With the Sun/Mercury/Uranus on the Midheaven, we'll hopefully take advantage of our very Public Power (Sun on the Midheaven) and attention from the Media -- New (Uranus) and Old (Mercury) -- to help others understand they're not alone in their frustration.

With Venus ruling us (via the Moon in Taurus) and in the Public 10th House, I doubt those who take part will be seen as rowdy hippies making trouble. In fact, I think many watching from around the country and the world will find their energy, passion and goals attractive!


Thanks, Jonathan, my generation's rowdy hippies appreciate your thoughtful analysis! jc ;p

Dec 4, 2009

Text link to President Obama's war escalation speech of 12.1.09; US progr'd Pluto

Here is a link the President Obama's war escalation announcement of Dec 1, 2009 in West Point, NY which I attempted to translate from astrologese into English, if you're interested (horoscope chart included.)

In my real world I've had time this week to speak to friends and several people of my acquaintance and so far we all agree: sending 30,000 US soldiers (or however many it will really be) is a very bad, if not insane, idea which will ultimately do America more harm than good.

And promoting Bush's past justifications only makes Mr. Obama's culpability more obvious and saddening. Of course, BHO did sign on to carry water for the plutocratic oligarchy, didn't he?

Now as a daughter of the revolution myself, I shall type once again the Sabian Symbol of the difficult Solar Eclipse degree now affecting the world @ '30Cancer' may agree that it's quite apt; from *July 21/22, 2009's 11 South Series at a 29th 'crisis' degree (29Can27), and rounding up:

"A Daughter of the American Revolution" = INHERITANCE...

positive expression: an infectious pride in leadership through which a group is able to act as a unit;

negative/unconscious/shadow side: the ultimate betrayal of self hood by a false assumption of superiority.

Then there's the Illumination Point, the opposite degree, which fills out the picture and is the current degree of America's Secondary Progressed PLUTO in the year 2009:

'30Cap' = "A Secret Business Conference" = OPPORTUNITY...

pos: a gift for clever planning and successful administration in every area of life;

neg/unconscious/shadow side: rampant selfishness and rank exploitation of others.

Normally I don't like to interpret Sabian Symbols here in close relationship to the subject of my post since everyone should be free to associate the symbolic word pictures as they wish according to their own insights and opinions. But considering the seriousness of the president's actions as he jumps on the ruin-and-bankrupt-America-by-war bandwagon, I shall sassily do so now. You don't have to agree, I'm just telling you how the Solar Eclipse influence seems to me to be affecting us at this important juncture, this crossroads where we're taking, imo, the wrong turn.

The American people have inherited a tendency to 'solve' things by going to war once our emotions have been played upon for a 'cause.' This is a hold-over from revolutionary times. Our military forces have been ably organized and trained - anti-constitutional though they may be as a 'standing army' - and are the best in the world, of which we may be justly proud.

Yet arrogance has crept into our national psyche with our plutocratic leadership egging it on with ideas and dreams of 'Manifest Destiny' as if we have a right above all others to expand into the world - into the territories of others. You know the history of the US government vs Native Americans, so I don't have to mention its tragedies and sorrows.

Our first overseas invasion - of innocent HAWAII, for cryin' out loud - was inspired by Robber Barons' visions of sugary profits which I've written about previously; you may view the chart with details of the Jan 16, 1893 coup, if you wish. You'll see the Sun was conjunct US natal Pluto 27Cap33. Sun-to-Pluto is a transit of formidable aggression and strong will with power issues highlighted. Needless to say, Hawaii didn't stand a chance.

Besides that, 'assumptions of superiority' are against what America generally describes as its 'Christian' heritage, because all people are unique yet equal before God's Throne and we each have a true condition before God - not how we think of ourselves or what anyone else believes about us, but what He knows we are.

And His is the only opinion that matters in the end - not spins from dictators calling other dictators 'evil' or objectifying entire races of peoples in order to 'justify' taking their lands and resources, or otherwise oppressing them. (Dropping bombs upon them I would include in this category which, of course, brings in a little old Commandment against killing.)

And so Americans are induced to betray themselves by falsely assuming that the Universe allows us actions which are somehow above the rest of Earth's inhabitants as we do if reaping what we sow - the law of karma - only applies to others, not to us.

Astrologically, America is said to be highly influenced by freedom-loving, chaos-bringing Uranus, discovered by William Herschel in 1781 - between the American and French Revolutions (both of which were started by Rothschildian machinations and other world domination types who use chaos situations they engineer as game changers when it suits their notions and NWO whims.)

'30 Cap':

Then we come to the Illumination Point conjunct US Sec PLUTO in Capricorn; Pluto, a signature on one level of the 'secret hand' that directed our nation's founding, and I believe, still directs in secret conferences with goals of their own which are against America-as-we-know-it's best interests. Thus, they high-handedly expand the Pentagon's war machine in spite of the majority's wishes.

These plutocrats are the ivory-towered power elite of the shadow government (Neptune/Saturn) who had to sign off on Barack Obama as president or he wouldn't be in the White House. He plays our 'propaganda-catapulter-in-chief' whose oration attempt on the evening of Dec 1, 2009 is considered by many to be unconvincing rhetoric. It was definitely not his most uplifting orating performance, but look at the sorry material he had to work with. And look how empty his assurance of when our troops would leave - made for the American public's benefit, as well as for others'.

So ramping up war in the Middle East to control the region's lucrative resources is an opportunity for Pentagon big dogs to justify their jobs, keep the US military industrial complex and private contractors in business, and follow the world domination script of the ruling plutocracy. And of course, other political concerns are at work as well.

But you know - it's primarily their selfishly crass and morbid 'exploitation of others' that grips my heart most sadly.


*11S Series: 'systems fail; sudden reforms, new ideas and methods are needed; any blocks may be violently or tragically removed' (paraphrasing Brady's Predictive Astrology.)

'30 Can'/'30Cap' from The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones.

Nov 30, 2009

Horoscope of the White House Nov 1, 1800

On Saturday, Nov 1, 1800, founding father John Adams became the first US president to take up residence in the White House and, writing to his wife Abigail the next day, he included this prayer:

"I pray Heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this House, and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof."

Yes, there's much to be said astrologically for using the Nov 1, 1800 date as the White House's natal chart as emphasized by a US president taking 'first possession' of the national Masonic-style building and proceeding to rule our nation from it for a while.

Here you see a map of the heavens for Nov 1, 1800 @ noon LMT, set for the White House, Washington, DC, with critical degrees upon the ASC/DESC axis: 20Cap07 rising which gives a 7th house Saturn (planet of control, authority, restrictions, delays, law, politics, business, and Time-keeping) as ruler of the chart (bwo mystical mer-goat, Capricorn.)

Since an authoritative personage, judge, and decision-maker is represented by Saturn, a Fixed T-Square with an apex Saturn looks to me to be 'running away with the chart' and thus is pivotal in a consideration of the White House as the center of our nation's civilian power. The noon Hour is Lunar and new presidents do like to emphasize the changes (Moon) they intend to make to the country which are always touted as improvements.

You see the modern ASC for all US Inaugurations since FDR's time conjunct the stable (if stubborn, greedy, possessive, and possibly intolerant) Taurean Ic, the Foundation of the Matter, but also The Drain, and the Ending Point.

Interestingly, Mars 19Tau04 is retrograde and has the midpoint of the powerful moneybags pair Jupiter/Pluto upon it; the Jup/Pluto combo also indicates powerful religious and political leaders, and special achievers who are experienced at mounting large-scale undertakings - such as world bankers and stock market titans.

We may also note our strong Supreme Court (Saturn) as one of the three branches of our government, with asteroid Astraea (law and justice, but also indicating 'starry' connections with Astrology, the study of the stars; other esoteric subjects may be applicable as well; Saturn is the ancient ruler of Astrology; modern ruler - or co-ruler, as I think of it - is Uranus which is quite active in this chart @ 00Lib01, a Cardinal Point, and Uranus is conjunct US natal Mc in the Sibly chart = Astrology as a career guide.)

Marked up with my usual scribbles, perhaps you might click the chart to enlarge for further details; some US natal positions are snugged around the outside of the chart; a few of President Obama's natal placements are noted there as well; the Fixed T-Square is highlighted in pink with its midpoint picture written upper right; W-H natal aspects are listed lower left and along the bottom of the chart image.

There are many things to say about this natal chart and I won't get to them all right away; my plan is to update this post as time permits, hopefully before year's end. Thing is, the 2009 Winter Solstice chart is impatiently awaiting attention and should be published prior to Dec 21 or not at all.

You'll find a Feb 15, 2007 post on the White House natal chart here if you'd care for a peek. It's set for the date of the laying of the White House cornerstone (Oct 13, 1792.) Not many details are included yet you can view the chart with its ASC 20Lib49 and Mc 23Can57. The 1792 Chiron 29Can51 is now being triggered by the July 21, 2009 Solar Eclipse @ 29Can27 at critical 29th degree.

Interestingly, when I opened my SolarFire program a few minutes before midnight Sunday evening (having just returned from a holiday trip over the weekend), I found that the White House's current Lunar Return 10Tau39 was about to occur @ 12:11 am est, Nov 30, 2009. This is notated at the top of the chart.

So let's discuss the Fixed T-Square in general first, then its apex (focal planet) Saturn. Notice that Nov 1, 1800 was a Saturday when Mr. Adams moved in, for Saturday is Saturn's Day, the original Day of Rest of the Fourth Commandment.

A Fixed T-Square (T-SQ) makes use of the rigid energy always present in the Fixed quality, thus rigid stalemates and stubborn personalities are typical with this planetary configuration. Demanding needs that are immune to outside influences tend to completely block the needs of others (and perhaps this describes somewhat the 'insularity' of the White House, as we've noticed with all our presidencies.)

Enormous power reserves and emotional stamina make a Fixed T-SQ able to endure setbacks and obstacles without losing its purposeful sense of direction; this pattern is driven to build something long-lasting, solid, and secure, and is intensely determined to succeed at all costs.

Ruthlessly goal-oriented, actions may have an unexpected and emotionally upsetting quality to them - here is a catalyst with poor adaptability toward outer changes; adjustments are made unwillingly in the area of the houses involved - in this case, across the 4/10 axis (Career/Public Status (10th h), and Home/Domestic Issues/ Security (4th h.) The Mercury/Mars outlet is through apex Saturn in 6th house of Work, Service, Health, and Military and Police Forces.

Therefore, both Mercury and Mars square Saturn making the developmental tension of the square aspect (90 degr) very important in the evolution of each president as their terms proceeded.

Battles of wills and and power plays abound especially when controlling Saturn or Pluto are involved (as Saturn is here; both planets add a karmic flavor to the configuration.) If mismanaged, the extreme pressure of the Fixed T-SQ may be released by way of violent actions and/or violent eruptions; this indicates irrational behaviors which threaten others, or self-destructive behaviors - or both.

Apex Saturn adds a serious approach to long-term goals; the wisdom of having patience, using proper planning, timing, and maturity must be understood, and ambition is an overwhelming motivation. Fearful of exposing any personal inadequacies (ex: can you think of any mistakes you made, George Bush?) the White House denizen is always on-guard and affects a reserved self-presentation. Attempts toward protecting one's vulnerability by controlling others is evident even while utilizing their practical resources and abilities for Saturn's attainment of goals; this is an abusive dynamic unless channeled onto a higher path.

Above average talent for formulating large-scale projects in business is displayed especially in business affairs (US president as CEO?); moves are shrewdly calculated within the need for ego-fortification; here is a commander with an Iron Fist.

So far I've found two US presidents with a Fixed T-SQ and apex Saturn in their natal charts: Teddy Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson; perhaps you know of others.

The midpoint picture formed by the T-SQ is:

Mercury/Mars = Saturn: knowing how to close a sale, knowing how to wound; efficiency and practicality; avoiding discussions about force and might; an old argument is debated; good powers of concentration; a tendency to say bad things or to bring harm to oneself through exaggerating; a desire to harm others; quarrels cause separations.

Now any midpoint pictures from the chart don't indicate that all presidents express all of these possibilities, and some may express parts without the whole. As usual with midpoint pictures, it's an any-all-or-none affair.

Two must-mentions before I close for now are the angular (Mc) midpoint picture formed by Sun/Neptune that by itself indicates mysticism, possibly a religious fervor, and a projection of image upon the White House (PR) which is often - or always - full of illusions and dare I say it: deceptions. Advertising of merchandise is fraught with deceptions, and US political campaigns are known for their time-tested marketing ploys ad nauseum.

Sun/Neptune = Mc: aesthetics take over presentations; learning how purposes can become better realized; maturing in the ability to visualize end goals; coping with reality through idealistic escapes; learning what the world is like; periods of mental or emotional stress.

Sun/Neptune by itself is what the White House projects upon the world stage (Mc) according to this version of the W-House natal chart; the combo includes potential spiritual rationalizations, hypersensitivity, remoteness, illegalities, deceptions, and/or befuddlement are on view for all to see as well.

Also of interest issuing from the White House's 10th house...

Sun/Mercury = Neptune: something undermining the perceived reality.

Yes! That's why Astrology is particularly useful when peeking under the hood of Washington politics.

to be cont'd...


Midpoint picture info is a mix of Ebertin, Tyl and Munkasey; Fixed T-SQ details are from Bil Tierney's Dynamics of Aspect Analysis.