Posts Tagged ‘mundane astrology’
Update 1/1/13: the natal horoscope of 2013′ s 113th Congress is in process of being recalculated due to the swearing-in now being set for January 4th, not January 3rd as I had previously heard and posted on. Please check with Stars Over Washington over the next two days where I will display asap a fresh horoscope of the new Congress. Please pardon the inconvenience! Jude
Update2: January 3rd has been cited again. Maybe I’ll put off posting a Jan 4th horoscope until the 113th swears in–whenever that turns out to be. jc
Original post begins here:
If you’re familiar with Mundane or Political Astrology, you know that the Sun signifies the president in the US, or more generally, leaders and leadership.
Having published today’s post at Stars Over Washington concerning the 113th Congress, it just occurred to me that I neglected to describe one of the new Congress’ important midpoint pictures involving the Sun and the Neptune/North Node midpoint, with its potentials for scandals, glamorization of national ideals, drug policies that ignore important concerns, spies or terrorists on villainous missions, and/or inadequate medical care and/or hospital systems. (Munkasey.)
So here is the picture thus created by nebulous, obfuscating Neptune and NN (contacts, meetings, encounters, and future direction):
Neptune-NN = Sun: a determination to be original (Munkasey); seeking contacts, or else feeling misunderstood (Tyl); feeling disappointed or let down by others (Ebertin.)
If you wish, click for more info on the 113th Congress and a view of its natal horoscope with details for the 113th convenes on January 3, 2013 at noon est. You’ll see that that there are two Angular midpoints–one rising (ASC = 113th Congress) and one at Mc (The Goal)–which you may wish to consider if you haven’t already.
Happy New Year, Everyone!
Republican Rep. Paul Ryan proposed marriage to tax attorney Janna Little in April 2000 and they were wed in Oklahoma City, OK on December 2, 2000 with approximately 400 guests attending. (Click link for more details.)
Now if the Ryans’ wedding ceremony took place at or after 9:23 pm CST, the Moon (feminine principle) had entered Pisces. If before, the Moon was in Aquarius; in both cases, the Sun (male principle) was in Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius in the 10Sag21 to 11Sag22 degree range. (Dec 2, 2000 12 am CST to 11:59 pm CST.)
(Astro-Note: as a pair, the luminaries–Sun and Moon–indicate Marriage.)
And as you know, idealistic Jupiter’s natural abode is the 9th house of Philosophy, Religion, and Higher Education. Plus, the Sun (husband) conjoined Pluto on that day (Pluto @12Sag39 noon CST) and neared Chiron 19Sag09. Synchronistically, the Wedding Moon at noon (@25AQ20) conjoined and reflected asteroid Juno, the wife and met Cupido 00Pis25 (family; cupidity or love) soon after Luna entered Pisces.
So which Sun-Moon blend of this the happy couple to detail? First, some basic elements to consider:
Sun Sag-Moon AQ is a ‘live wire’ Fire-Air combo of bluster and bombast and denotes those who tend to become ‘carried away’ with their own ‘eloquent’ rhetoric. Zeal for innovative ideas is notable which are then persuasively expressed to others. This is a visionary combo which must guard against impracticality; in evidence may be a tendency to be out-of-touch with the emotional realm of feelings.
Sun Sag-Moon Pisc is a Fire-Water blend which may be described as a “bulldozer” for its tendency to push ahead in the preferred direction, no matter what. This combo denotes a more practical visionary with feet kept firmly on the ground but with an instinct for the ‘main chance’. There’s a love of the good life and a talent for pulling rabbits out of hats.
Hmmm…guess we’d better look at both Sun-Moon sign combinations!
Sun Sag-Moon AQ (Janna does look to me to have ‘Aquarian blue eyes’!): intellectual and friendly, this visionary blend denotes high ideals, a breezy outspokenness, and a seeker of truth (uh-oh! guess you can always seek it so you can hide it!) All types of viewpoints are accomodated with an easy-going adaptability, and its positive outlook is willing to take risks whenever necessary; a keen social awareness may be noted which identifies with the World View, or which seeks to justify its personal eccentricities.
With this blend, life’s mundane realities present challenges, and a high-minded crusading zeal shows insensitivity to more sentimental souls. There’s a tendency to over-generalize while living in the realm of abstract ideas, and in relationships, Sun Sag-Moon AQ isn’t automatically adept at intimacy. An intelligent, strong-egoed partner is a must to keep things interesting; plus, loyalty is much prized as long as independence is part of the marriage.
Is this a passionate and romantic combination? Yes, but even so there’s usually a brotherly-sisterly quality within the partnership.
Sun Sag-Moon Pisc describes more of an emotional, imaginative blend with deep convictions, generosity, and a moralistic streak. This is The Philosopher yet the logic is irrational, the dreams fantastical. An enormous sensitivity to the human condition is prominent (and not generally found within the objectivist hearts of Ayn-Randers) along with a trusting openness–the need to give to others is an endearing quality of this combo.
Lavish expenditures may occur for this blend contains a ‘wastrel’ sub-personality! Giving the ‘shirt off one’s back’ is described here and for that reason and others (and because odds are that the Ryan nuptials took place prior to 9:23 pm), I ‘vote’ for the Sun Sag-Moon AQ blend to more closely describe the relationship and the individual partners in the Paul and Janna Ryan union.
What do you think? If you wish to ‘vote’ for a blend or remark, please leave a comment with this post!
Recommended: Sun Sign-Moon Sign by Charles & Suzi Harvey; Synthesis & Counseling in Astrology, Dr. Noel Tyl.
May 5/6, 2012: A Celestial Heads-Up Weekend!
Space Weather News for May 3, 2012
Earth is entering a stream of debris from Halley’s Comet, source of the annual eta Aquarid meteor shower. The shower peaks this weekend on May 5th and 6th. Glare from a perigee full Moon–a “Super Moon”–will interfere with the display. Nevertheless, observers especially in the southern hemisphere could still see dozens of meteors during the hours before local sunrise on May 6th.
More information about the shower and live audio from a meteor radar may be found on SpaceWeather.com.
An intriguing perigee Moon, the closest to Earth of any 2012 ‘SuperMoon’, as named by expert astrologer Richard Nolle, and debris from Halley’s Comet make this weekend cosmically eventful for all earthlings of the stardust persuasion!
Plus, if you’re like me, you always think of Mark Twain when there’s any mention of Halley’s Comet since he was born during one of the comet’s close encounters with Earth and the author-journalist’s death was timed by the next sighting as he himself predicted!
But as an ace storyteller, Twain (Samuel Clemons) was known to exaggerate a smidgeon when it suited. To quote him on the topic, “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year (1910), and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: “Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.”
- Mark Twain, A Biography
Additionally, if you can manage a little Political Astrology (written in English!), you may wish to check out my post May 5, 2012 Scorpio Full Moon w 00Cap Rising which is a significant, critical degree on the Cardinal axis of World Manifestation and which peeks over the horizon when the Full Moon horoscope is exact and set for Washington DC. Capricorn rising makes controlling manager Saturn the chart-ruler so there’s that astrological factor to consider as well and you’ll remember that powerful, spying, wealth-hoarding, and transformative Pluto was the most recent outer planet to cross the 00Cap00 point.
Also, if you click you’ll find a linked path to a wonderful May 5 Full Moon analysis written by Depali Desai–her not-to-be-missed article is very interesting reading by the light of any super-sized Full Moon you can spy in the heavens above!
Hello everyone from Acworth, Georgia where my new office is in process of being set up!
Not much to say after yesterday’s Super Tuesday with Newt Gingrich snagging himself a bevy of delegates that, I confess, I can’t imagine will catapult him into the Oval Office. But as Bob Barr, who once served with Newt on Capitol Hill, said in an http://www.npr.org interview last evening, with Newt, it’s all about ideas. Apparently Newt really really covets a seat at the victor’s Republican table come January 21, 2013 (yes, January 20 is on a Sunday next year.) T
Naturally, this would return him to DC politics in a major way, of course, but I can’t forget his disruptive, off-the-wall ways during the 1990s, can you? At least he doesn’t drawl in that annoying manner that some Southern politicians have, being from Pennsylvania and all.
For those who think the Speaker has been at too many tables already, I heartily agree (not being a Newtster myself) yet I probably resemble that remark more than I care to admit.
Well, new equipment set-ups have hit a glitch (isn’t Technology wonderful?) but as soon as I’m up and running, I will return to posting here and at my Political Astrology blog, http://www.starsoverwashington.com so check back when you can or sign up for email alerts! For the Inauguration 2013 horoscope looks very very interesting and shows points in its favor for both President Obama and Mitt Romney…
Blog Note: if you visit SO’W you’ll find a Search Bar where you may type in terms such as “Newt Gingrich” for a list of my previous posts, some with videos–there’s also a list in the sidebar of Astro-Peeks at the natal planets of certain politicians if you’re curious about the varmints. And please pardon the glitches with the links in this post–I’m not accustomed to the strange ways of a Mac desktop!
If you appreciate the use of Astrology as a tool, a language, and a system of analysis that brings an element to any consideration which no other system provides: Time!–then the intrguing news that astrologers contributed beneficially to the Information Age is no large surprise.
But if that fellow reading this post from over your shoulder is unaware of the astro-info symbiosis, perhaps he’ll click the Astrology News Service link and check it out!
And if this reluctant astrologer had had anything to do with it personally, I’d say, You’re welcome…
10.31.11 Stars Over Washington has been updated today with ‘A World in Crisis’ (Max Igan videos), comments on and a link to VP Biden’s Keynote Address to the Florida DNC on 10.28.11, an Occupy Wall Street shout-out, and astro-notes on Uranus to Aries Point, The Drain area (4th house) of America’s natal horoscope, Sibly version.
Related links are provided.
Here’s an article with lots of practical advice on how to communicate if or when the US government shuts down the Internet as millions of people abroad have already experienced.
And for astro-notes concerning current disruptive, riotous energies on Earth as described by planets overhead, try this post which contains various details, plus links to two great Astrology articles–one on Moon-Mars Square Saturn by Mary Plumb, and the other an analysis of candidate and Pandoran Rick Perry’s natal chart written by Alex Miller.
It is still legal for people to record or tape the police in America yet a man is facing a life sentence for doing just that.
Deciding that we must fight for our rights while we still have them, a court case tried before a jury of his peers is expected. This is an important case for all Americans!
If you’re interested, you may wish to check out today’s post at Stars Over Washington with a few of the highlights concerning the Astrology of 9/11 and Dick Cheney, plus, the post contains a two-part video presentation of the August 30th Alex Jones Show with callers expressing themselves on the latest corruption coming out of Washington DC.
No, the show isn’t endless, silly! Just their crimes–since few if any recent culprits are being held responsible and accountable as the fraudsters they really are.
NPR BREAKING NEWS: News of the World Shutting Down Amid Scandal
News International says it is shutting down the ‘News of the World’ tabloid at the center of phone hacking scandal. James Murdoch, who heads the newspaper’s European operations, says the 168-year-old newspaper will publish its last edition Sunday. The scandal has cost the paper prestige and advertisers.
More at NPR.
As a Common-Gooder, my first thought is the job loss the shutdown entails. Well, it is a Moon-conjunct-Saturn kind of day, even at the White House as budget/debt-ceiling fusses continue…
Wow! This photo of the January 4, 2011 Solar Eclipse which was taken from space is a must-see if you haven’t!
Guess the amazing ‘ring of fire’ photo of January 4th is of particular interest to this reluctant astrologer because this Solar Eclipse @13Cap38 in the Zodiac occurred precisely upon my natal 4th house Sun position. And the 4th is the house of endings and partings.
Astrologically, January 4, 2011′s Solar Eclipse falls into the 13 North Series which, to paraphrase Brady’s Predictive Astrology, indicates a flavor of:
‘groups and associations; group projects require the breaking of an already existing bond; separation, then joint achievement’ (paraphrasing.)
Also, 13N is associated with the founding of America for the Series’ initial manifestation occurred on August 14, 1776 @21Leo52, with the final signings of the Declaration of Independence occurring on August 2, 1776. (Big events often occur up to two weeks before or after an eclipse’s actual date.)
And on August 14, 1776, there was an interesting midpoint picture in force:
Mars/NN = Pluto: the performance of record joint achievements; a violent or forced separation from a partnership or union. (Ebertin.)
Now that sounds about right, doesn’t it?
Yet I didn’t have the influence of 13N in mind last week when I deleted my FaceBook account. I was thinking of how Goldman-Sachs and Russia are investing in the site and how FB won’t disclose its own financial information, yet it can’t seem to spread its members’ personal details widely enough.
And FB assures me that I can return any time I like by using the same password! Makes me wonder how deleted my personal info actually is, y’know? (Under reason for leaving, I put “Goldman-Sachs and Russia.”)
So check out the smashing eclipse photo linked above, if you haven’t, and if you should need me, you’ll find me still a-tweet on Twitter.
Have a listen if you wish to my first-ever podcast which concerns Political Astrology!
Practical Astrology’s Victoria Bazeley, who authors an informative and free monthly Midlife Transits report, kindly asked me to participate in an interview on my work with the branch of Astrology which is called ‘Political Astrology’ in our modern times. ‘Mundane Astrology’ is the older term, of course, yet ‘Political Astrology’ lifts the squirmy politics out and focuses on it using the excellent magnifying lens of Astrology.
The podcast is an introduction into the subject with some astro-specifics included on the US natal chart/s, the BP-Gulf Oil Blowout chart, and more. So have a listen, if you may. And hopefully my (slight?) southern accent is easy enough to understand! ;p