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Written by Jude Cowell

July 10, 2010 at 12:44 am

Posted in art, astrology, news, Politics

love as war

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Writing that expands and deepens:

Year of Prophecies

love as war
Cross Purpose
At time’s crossroads, Reason drowns
in rage, pain,
radiated rain, treasonous air.
Weary of care, of punishing,
bottomless anger, of sobbing men
robbed of their right to give birth.
Taken from Mama’s warmth, from
the cave, to play brave.
And it’s ladies’ choice as you squirm
in fool’s corner.
Such a chore — kissing at this
and that for a chance to score
the shame, the blame from stuck-out
tongues, the bloody laughter
“I could bite off that little thing — make
you squat to pee.”
Wired to fight, at any cost,
because, of course, the Cross proclaims
“We’re right.  They are inherently wrong.”
“Those below must be taught to obey
our superior tools, to be broken,
that we may ride.”
Against our better fate, our race divided
along strict lines, by difference
nature instilled to make us strong

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June 14, 2022 at 11:30 am

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DC Horoscope: 1st Public J6 Hearing

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Just a quick note to mention that the June 9, 2022 Public Hearing (number one) of the J6 Select Committee is up at Stars Over Washington. Here’s a link to details and I’ll post an image of the DC Horoscope, below:


Horoscope: June 9, 2022 8:00 pm edt Washington DC

Written by Jude Cowell

June 7, 2022 at 4:42 pm

The Heart of the Huber Method: the central core

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An in depth consideration of the Huber method of chart interpretation:

Astrological Psychology and Asklepios Connection

Central core (2)


“The true essence of the human being is directed by the circle in the middle of the horoscope.  This is where we look for the potential of man.” (Huber,Bruno and Louise, p. 21. The Astrological Houses).  When an individual is born according to this theory, this circle begins to beam energies radiating in all directions which first meet the aspect lines of the overall aspect picture and then forms angular aspects to the planets that connect with the core.   See below my chart which has red lines running to the core or center.  The aspect patterns formed by this pattern forms the circuit plan for vital energies in the individual.


Psychologically, the aspect patterns form the beginning of self awareness which defines the direction life is to take, the interests, the essential concerns of life, and what one wants to make of his life. ( Hubers, The Astrological…

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May 30, 2022 at 5:12 am

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New Moon in Gemini, May 30, 2022

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Expect “Conflicting messages”! This is similar to what I was thinking: mixed messages!

Libra Seeking Balance

Gemini’s inherent duality is visible on this New Moon at 09° 03’ Gemini on 30 May 2022, 04:30 AM PDT. On one hand we have the Gemini luminaries sextile the volatile Mars-Jupiter conjunction in Aries, and on the other, Mercury, Gemini’s ruler, is in Taurus and is sextile Neptune in Pisces, square Saturn in Aquarius and trine Pluto in Capricorn. What this suggests is we are likely to be bombarded with conflicting messages!

We need to remember there are no “bad” signs, aspects or planets. The Gemini luminaries sextile Mars-Jupiter in Aries is a bold, brash combination designed to get our blood moving and inspire us to take action. What we have occurring on this New Moon is more about timing than anything. Mercury is still retrograde in Taurus and won’t go direct until June 3. We can always ignore this and move forward with our exciting plans and that…

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May 29, 2022 at 10:56 pm

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Earliest Hickman Ancestor Found!

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Re-blogging this post on May 16, 2022 after sharing it to my FB group Genealogy plus History was refused.

Jude Cowell, known on FB as Judith Cowell:

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This morning my earliest known Hickman ancestor was discovered by yours truly, a mere armchair researcher. Never before had I seen the lineage of Mary Hickman wife of Henry Peter Strickland so I was glad to follow her parentage back to England. Here is what researchers have found so far about this particular early Hickman (sometimes spelled ‘Hitchman’) line:

Mary Hickman b. 1750 Nash Co, NC; died before 1744 Jackson Co, GA descends from parents Nathaniel Hickman and Sarah Ann (Strickland? perhaps). Nathaniel was b. 1715 Isle of Wight Co, VA and died before November 10, 1795. Sarah Ann was also born in Isle of Wight Co, VA in 1713. They lived and died in Edgecombe Co, NC.

Nathaniel’s parents were William and Mary Williams Hickman (Isle of Wight, VA/NC), both born in the 1600s. William’s will was proved on February 19, 1744 with son Nathaniel as executor. William’s…

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May 16, 2022 at 11:41 pm

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On the DC Obelisk – Part III

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You’ll find an awesome amount of intriguing information herein! Plus, a shout-out to yours truly that has me blushing. Thanks a bunch, Ed!

Emersion: A Blog from Occursion Media on Somewhat Interesting Hidden and Cryptic Astrological Histories

A quick shout-out is due astrologer Jude Cowell of Stars Over Washington for both inspiration and a reminder of what it takes to be a competent mundane practitioner. Her blog is a veritable treasure-trove of data and insights essential to astrologers who want to learn about the craft. Bravo, Jude! I hear you are an artist too?

Top view of the Washington Monument. The dimensions of the obelisk approximate the values of phi;
a superimposed pentacle reveals a Golden Mean ratio between the pyramidion and the main column.

In the first two parts of this illustrious series on the DC Obelisk, aka the Washington Monument, we learned a few parameters of how the monument marks the historical place and time of this “great experiment” called the USA. Encoded within are referents to the heavens, or the “great clock,” in which the planets cycle through the fixed star matrix of the…

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May 1, 2022 at 12:59 am

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On the DC Obelisk – Part II

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Part II with Part III on the way:

Emersion: A Blog from Occursion Media on Somewhat Interesting Hidden and Cryptic Astrological Histories

A pentacle approximates the shape of the Washington Monument’s pyramidion

In Part I we learned that the Washington Monument encodes historic astrological alignments via the shape of its design and its symbolic moment of dedication. It does so through the pyramidion at the top which is based on the Golden Mean value, and is shaped to parallel the Sun’s culminating altitude on certain dates – dates that also feature solar conjunctions to prominent fixed stars that were equidistant to the summer solstice point of 0° Cancer in the year 1800.

Remembering that the WM slope is 72°38’37”, we can create this table of values:

1800 AD values – Sun @ 180° azimuth @ DC Sun altitude Sun ecliptic * ecliptic
Sun -0- Aldebaran – May 28 72°36′ 07°02′ GEM 06°59′ GEM
Sun -0- Summer Solstice – June 21 74°33′ 29°58′ GEM 00°00′ CAN
Sun -0- Procyon – July 15 72°37′

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April 24, 2022 at 7:08 pm

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Earth Day 2022 – from the Middle of the World

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Another amazing post from Equador!

Zeebra Designs & Destinations

From the Middle of the World

Scarlet Tanager

Ecuador –   The lovely Scarlet Tanager joins the list of rare birds that drop in for a photo session then move on!  This one visited Parque las Vegas on March 31.  At first glance I thought it was the ‘common’ Vermillion Flycatcher:

Vermillion Flycatcher

Scarlet Tanager

This bird was quite patient with the impromptu photo session, but it was not until that night that I realized how rare this beauty was in this area.   It was the third time for this species to be reported in Manabi Province on eBird:   eBird/Scarlet Tanager/Manabi-Ecuador

In nearby La Tomatera, a new eBird Hotspot, several more VIP birds have provided special glimpses, and I continue to find myself Blessed by Birds.   The quite rare Black-billed Cuckoo continues to ‘multiply.’   First there was one sighting, thanks to Luis Saltos, then another visit to La Tomatera…

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April 23, 2022 at 12:26 am

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Full Moon in Libra, April 16, 2022

A Full Libra Moon for Easter 2022!

Libra Seeking Balance

The most attention getting aspect on the Full Moon at 26° 46’ Libra, 16 April, 11:56 AM PDT, is Pluto in Capricorn creating a cardinal T-Square with the Aries Sun and Libra Moon. Cardinal T-Squares are usually a call to action and in this instance Saturn in Aquarius (trine the Libra Moon and sextile the Aries Sun) will hopefully provide just enough drag to keep us from being too hasty. We might be able to finally see areas in our lives that need some house cleaning but it won’t hurt to take our time to figure out the best way to go about it. Another factor to take into account on this lunation is the preponderance of planets in earth and water with only the Sun, Moon and Saturn representing air and fire. Just one more reason to take slow, measured steps to reach our goals.

Libra’s ruler, Venus, is…

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April 15, 2022 at 10:07 pm

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The “Third Rome” and the War on Ukraine – an Astro-iconological Perspective

From Occursion Media comes an awesome, comprehensive perspective concerning Russia’s war against Ukraine and its cosmic links to historical events, world religions, Washington DC, a prominent fixed star that few people are familiar with, and much more.

Emersion: A Blog from Occursion Media on Somewhat Interesting Hidden and Cryptic Astrological Histories

The recent invasion of Ukraine by the regime of Russia’s Vladimir Putin has been a hot topic in online astrology discussion groups. Here at Occursion, it is my aim to present data that won’t be found anywhere else, so I won’t be discussing the standard take on things. Instead, this article is intended to “unpack” possible astrological markers found in religious aspects of Russian nationalism, which is rooted partly in a unique religious identity of the Russian realm.

A full understanding of that very complex topic that has evolved over the last thousand years would take us well beyond the limited confines of a blog, but there are some key historical moments that can help us shed light on the current hegemony in what is a very mysterious part of the world. This blog article will show ritual astrological patterns using fixed stars.

What is the “Third Rome”?

The idea…

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March 30, 2022 at 8:17 pm

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