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July 10, 2010 at 12:44 am

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Oklahoma City Bombing: April 19, 1995

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Reblogging this previous post due to current terrorist conditions in the US:

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Horoscope of Oklahoma City Bombing 1995

Oklahoma City Bombing, April 19, 1995; 9:02 am cdt (click to enlarge chart.)

UPDATE April 15, 2010: Note that US natal Uranus 8Gem55 is rising with its revolution/rebellion tendencies and sudden disruptions.

Original post begins here:

There are more factors to mention in this sad chart than there’s time for this morning, but I’ll try because today is the 13th anniversary of the day of horror in Oklahoma.

9:02 am cdt–Hour of the Moon–changes, instability, publicity; no out-of-bounds planets so all the actors are in sync, and there’s a Hard Rectangle of antagonism and aggression overhead.

Charles Jayne named the configuration ‘Hard Rectangle’ and I’ve highlighted it in green for you. It contains two oppositions whose ends are both semi-square and sesqui-square one another, both of which are minor aspects of nagging irritability.

The opposition between Chiron (the wound) and Saturn (control; authority; restriction) is difficult in itself indicating a “rigid…

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January 17, 2022 at 4:37 pm

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Millstone Baptist – Oglethorpe

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Some of my ancestors settled here so I’ll be searching for church records that just might be available online! Explorer Meriwether Lewis was born in the Millstone Creek area and spent some years of his childhood there.


Photography courtesy of Scott MacInnis Photography courtesy of Scott MacInnis


Millstone Baptist   Circa 1788

Millstone Baptist Church had the great good fortune to have been constituted in the Millstone Creek/Goosepond Creek community of Old Wilkes County, which was created in 1777.  Oglethorpe County was then created out of Wilkes in 1793.  This community had been settled by Virginians that migrated to that section of Georgia on the Broad and Savannah Rivers.  This area cradled governors, senators, a territorial governor, an ambassador, a secretary of state, representatives, explorers and generals….. men and women who rose to exceptional heights in the late seventeen hundreds and into the early eighteen hundreds.  For this reason, early 19th Century Georgians referred to Oglethorpe County as ‘The Mother of Statesmen‘.

In January 1788, two giants of the burgeoning Baptist church in Georgia, Rev. Silas Mercer and Rev Jeremiah Walker, helped the people of the community form Millstone…

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January 15, 2022 at 10:43 pm

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New Moon in Capricorn, January 2, 2022

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Diane brings us fabulously helpful insights concerning the January 2022 Capricorn New Moon which opens our New Year!

Libra Seeking Balance

We have a New Moon on the second day of the new year! The New Moon at 12° 20’ Capricorn on 2 January 2022, 10:34 AM PST has a freshness to it as well as a stronger sense of marking new beginnings than the New Moons of recent months. This is a nice change and a great way to start the new year.

Cardinal signs are the self starters of the zodiac and Capricorn wields that energy in an intensely practical manner. On this New Moon, the Capricorn luminaries are trine Uranus in Taurus and semi-sextile Saturn in Aquarius. The connection to Saturn in Aquarius reinforces Saturn ruled Capricorn’s natural tendency to undertake important projects in an orderly fashion and persist until those are complete, no matter how long it takes. The trine to Uranus in Taurus adds a unique twist to how we get from point A to point…

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December 31, 2021 at 9:30 pm

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The Solar and Lunar Eclipses of 2022

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Here’s a list of the four eclipses of 2022 in order of occurrence, all of which fall across the intense Taurus-Scorpio axis; Solar Eclipse themes, which will run in the background of society, are added:

  1. Solar Eclipse partial April 20th @10Tau28:23 6 North Saros Series
  2. Lunar Eclipse Total May 16th @25Sco17:59
  3. Solar Eclipse partial October 25th @2Sco00:06 6 South Saros Series
  4. Lunar Eclipse Total November 8th (Midterm Elections Day) @16Tau:00:53 – conjunct radical, disruptive planet Uranus, the zealot and anarchist.

Themes of 6 North: ‘relationship to authority figures, the need to take responsibility and control; accepting commitments due to another’s unreliability’.

Themes of 6 South: ‘being forceful, taking power, manic energy, sudden events, huge efforts in a group activity’ (paraphrasing Brady’s Predictive Astrology).

Now as you know, all eclipses are Uranian in nature and similar to astrological Uranus, tend to disrupt earthly events, even to the point of inspiring a complete change of direction. Natural disasters may also occur around times of an eclipse, plus, secrets may be uncovered or leaked. And I never tire of typing two nicknames for eclipses: “Wild Cards of the Universe” and “cosmic blinks” from Above!

So, just for you, here’s one of my paper collages that I like to call ‘Cosmic Blinks‘ although I can’t say I want the image to upload here in such a huge size!

Please note that most of my eclipse information and posts including their DC Horoscopes may be found at Stars Over Washington dot com by typing ‘Eclipses’ in the sidebar Search field. Jude

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December 22, 2021 at 9:48 pm

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Balance – Good News & Trivia from Ecuador

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Avoid pessimism!

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Because the last post was heavy in emotional content, this one provides a balance.

Really good news arrived this week from Ecuador where a Nature’s Rights case in Los Cedros Reserve was won in favor of NATURE!   Hoorah for this huge step – and yay for the integrity of the court system!

Also reported on Dec 1: Ecuador’s Constitutional Court enforced Rights of Nature to Safeguard Los Cedros Protected Forest via GARN.org

Regarding the last post, Balsa is like a Weed, I continue processing this odd dilemma.  I’ve been thinking about all of those pastures that many landowners own, and if they planted balsas on pastures and left intact forest alone, it would be a win-win option, as long as they continued planting to allow for future harvests.  This could turn into a jackpot of a prize if landowners practiced poetic plantings and incorporated other long-lived species that are…

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December 5, 2021 at 5:02 am

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Astrological Analysis of Cult Leaders (Jim Jones)

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The current ‘QAnon’ cult of Tr*mp now recommending that its followers do such daft things as nebulize hydrogen peroxide and drink mud to ward off (or ‘cure’!) Covid-19 reminds me of the Massacre of November 18, 1978 when Jim Jones ordered his followers to drink poison. 918 people died that day including a large number of children whose parents had been led astray by a madman whose natal planets are revealed in this post:

Venus In The Fifth

Cult Leader, Jim Jones Cult Leader, Jim Jones

I’m currently looking at the charts of cult leaders. Jim Jones (Jonestown massacre) had Capricorn rising with Neptune (spirituality) trine his ascendant. Neptune also trines his Mercury (communication) in Taurus. He knew just what to say to the people who followed him. I’ve noticed Neptune/Mercury aspects with other cult leaders as well. It’s the selling of a fantasy/salvation (Neptune) through words (Mercury)

His Aries Moon conjunct Uranus and square Pluto hints at an individual who’s emotionally erratic, controlling and manipulative. Jim definitely has the chart of a charismatic pied-piper. Venus in Aries trines Mars, conjuncts his Moon and squares Jupiter. This is a charismatic individual with strong leader qualities (Aries) who would promise people the world. Venus is actually quite strong in his chart. His obsession with controlling his followers is even more pronounced with his Venus square Pluto/Saturn.

“Saturn Devouring His Child,” 1636, Peter Paul…

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December 4, 2021 at 5:18 pm

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A Predictive New Moon of Nov 2024

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By Jude Cowell

For the curious, below you see a quick posting of a dual image of DC Horoscopes. Upper right is the DC Horoscope of the Predictive New Moon (prior to Election 2024) @9Sco35 with a few of my study notes penned on. Lower left is the subsequent Full Moon of November 15th @24Taurus which happens to conjunct and will perhaps reveal information concerning the natal position of Donald Tr*mp’s Midheaven (‘MC’- the Goal Point in any horoscope, and it involves the native’s Public Status or Standing). You’ll remember that enraged Algol twinkles malevolently upon his MC with the star’s ‘piled up corpses’ implication found in Chinese Astrology.

What secrets or inconvenient facts via the Full Moon affecting the ex-president’s ‘career’ and/or domestic scene may be leaked or uncovered by the November 2024 Full Moon remains to be seen although this lunation on a chart Angle of a man who now purports that he’s a presidential candidate in 2024 may also symbolize a fulfillment or culmination of some kind – not comforting for a majority of Americans, I know, but there it is. Note that there are hints of health issues in the charts for those who wish to find them (see ‘Sun-Moon’, for one). Additionally, you see in both charts that karmic Pluto @29Capricorn conjuncts America’s Progressed position of Pluto (chart not shown) which stretches out in time the US Pluto Return/s (3x) all through 2022.

Then we should also note that the November 1st New Moon’s Mercury (planet of voters, ballots, elections, young people) @28Sco13 rising in 1st house conjoins the natal Sun and Venus of President Biden. Predictively, this may add support to the idea of a Biden (or Democratic) victory in 2024 but is certainly not conclusive, especially since major GOP election and voting schemes are disruptive (Uranus opposes Mercury!) tactics within the 2024 Election picture. And naturally, the ruthless Mars-Pluto duo approves of the ‘win at any cost’ and ‘might makes right’ political manipulations.

Another inconclusive chart factor is the sign of Venus (Sagittarius) which on Election Day 2024 suggests that the presidential victor will be “an outsider,” “a rival,” or “the stranger” – all indications of Sagittarius.

And yet Republicans in office haven’t represented a majority of US voters since 1996 which forces upon the American people the tyranny of minority rule. So you’ll notice the forceful, ruthless, ambitious Mars-Pluto opposition which is Angular (active) on November 1st with both planets at critical 29 degrees. (The Sabian Symbols for ’30 Cancer’ and ’30 Capricorn’ are listed on the November 1st chart with revolutionary flavors and secret control from who-knows-where-and-who.) Meanwhile, Mars-Pluto contacts tend to be karmic or fated as can planets at impulsive 29 degrees and their problematic opposition of force identifies the 2024 Election as a titanic struggle for power and control. Not that we need Astrology to tell us this.

So! Be that as it may, here’s a marked-up image of the New and Full Moons of November 2024 for your consideration and as always, your on-topic comments are invited:

And here’s a link to a previous WordPress post displaying America’s Progressed (‘SP’) Full Moon of December 2008 @4Vir10: https://judecowell.wordpress.com/us-progressed-full-moon-in-virgo-122408/

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December 3, 2021 at 9:14 pm

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Full Moon in Aries, October 20, 2021

With an Aries Moon Mars in Libra is important!

Libra Seeking Balance

Tensions are likely to run high on this Full Moon at 27° 26’ Aries on 20 October 2021, 07:58 PDT. The biggest contributing factor is a cardinal T-Square created by the Aries Moon opposing the Sun and Mars in Libra with both squaring Pluto in Capricorn. The square between the Libra Sun and Pluto is exact on October 17 while the Mars-Pluto square is exact on October 21. If we’re feeling something has to give, this Full Moon will intensify those feelings. With Pluto involved, the changes emerging now are more likely to be permanent. For better or worse, people or situations that leave our lives are not likely to return.

What Mars is up to on an Aries Full Moon is very important. This time Mars in Libra is right in the middle of the action, conjoining the Libra Sun, opposing the Aries Moon, squaring Pluto in Capricorn, and…

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October 19, 2021 at 4:58 am

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New Moon in Libra

Insightful lunar notes from Diane L.!

Libra Seeking Balance

New Moons are usually times when we turn inward to contemplate our path forward but this New Moon at 13° 25’ Libra has the potential to be quite volatile. That’s because the Sun and Moon in Libra are conjoining Mars in Libra. We’re going to be reminded Libra is a masculine, cardinal sign and will push back hard when provoked. Another factor keeping things unsettled is an inconjunct to the luminaries and Mars from Uranus in Taurus. Just about the time we think we’ve figured out how to keep negotiations running smoothly, something unexpected throws a wrench in the works.

Libra and Taurus are both Venus ruled signs and as such prefer a peaceful atmosphere. Unfortunately having Mars and Uranus in the mix makes keeping the peace more challenging. Mars is a natural agitator and we all know Uranus is the original pot stirrer. We need the stimulus both Mars…

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October 6, 2021 at 3:42 am

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The Man Who Scorched the Earth: Phaethon, Donald Trump & 5G

Humanity’s 5G concerns translated via Phaethon mythology and Astrology:

Gnostic Woman

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In Greek mythology, Phaethon which means “shining” is the son of the Sun god Helios and mortal woman Clymene. Helios steers his mighty chariot across the sky each day causing the sun to rise and set. After painful ridicule and in a desperate attempt to prove his godly parentage, Phaethon requests permission to take the reins of his father’s chariot for one day. Helios, non-too thrilled by his son’s request nevertheless consents as he has promised to grant Phaethon one wish whatever it may be. After being cautioned by his father to always take the middle path and avoid flying too high or too low, the bold Phaethon sets off on his quest… It must have been during a Jupiter Pluto conjunction.

It soon becomes clear that the young demigod is way out of his league and is far from able to harness the power of…

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October 3, 2021 at 12:54 pm

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