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women in war

women and war

Please Don’t Bomb My Baby,  drawing by Jude Cowell (c)2007 cosmic persona designs

If men of war would hear our cries

they’d send no bombs from darkened skies

no baby’s hunger would continue

have you human kindness in you?

Primal hurts attack the people

building worldly power’s steeple

Washington is chief and boss

touting peace ignoring loss.

jude cowell 2007

Written by Jude Cowell

September 29, 2007 at 4:40 pm

Gen. Peter Pace, Scorpio, and a pile of manure

Yesterday I posted http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2007/09/pouting-peter-pace-punted.html concerning General Peter Pace’s natal chart and his ‘stepping down’ as head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, effective Oct 1, last I heard.

The midpoint pictures in his natal chart are listed (in English so don’t fret if you don’t speak astrologese) and are applicable in spite of not having an accurate birth time for the General. Usually a sunrise chart is used when the birth hour is unknown, or perhaps a noon chart. I’ve used a sunrise–aka a *Solar–chart in this case.

And his double Water Sun Scorpio/Moon Scorpio personality blend has some interesting tidbits which do apply since the Moon was in Scorpio for the entire 24-hour period of Nov 5, 1945   (Brooklyn, NY.)

Here’s one of the ‘Images for Integration’ for Pace’s Sun Sco/Moon Sco personality blend:

A pile of manure slowly permeates the deeper soil as the November rains soak the still, dark garden (Sun Sign, Moon Sign, Chas. and Suzy Harvey.)

*a Solar chart is useful for everyone actually including those who cannot find their birth time. It reveals info on Solar stuff–creativity, goals,  and one’s true purpose in life.

Sun = conscious mind, Moon = unconscious mind, and the integration of them = an integrated or whole personality.

So if you’ve always wanted your natal chart done but are birth-time-challenged, consider having a Solar chart done for yourself. It won’t place your planets in their correct houses (departments of life) but still will yield much good info for you.

Aries Full Moon ‘bookend’ to Sep 11 Eclipse

Chiron Returns 2027–28

Last evening I posted some details on today’s Aries Full Moon (3:45 pm edt)  including its *Sabian Symbol, “A cameo profile of a man in the outline of his country” which I thought was appropriate for Washington, DC.

You’ll find much detailed information on the Symbols by visiting http://sabiansymbols.com which is astrologer Lynda Hill’s excellent site.

My post is here:


*The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones

Image is a fanciful drawing representing Chiron’s Return to Discovery degree (3Tau08) which will happen 3 times from 2027–28. Chiron is the Wounded Healer–the Christ archetype in a chart.

And no, this isn’t a prediction of His Return–Scripture says that no man knows the hour of His Coming which definitely includes your truly!

But we can look back to the time of Chiron’s Discovery for clues of what was going on then–Nov 1, 1977, a time when alternative therapies were gaining wide acceptance.

“4Tau”: “The rainbow’s pot of gold”…FAITH…

pos: an inner assurance which enables man to hold steady in every course of his choosing;

neg/unconscious/shadow side: a loss of all opportunity through futile expectation and an unintelligent wandering off in quests of pure fancy.

Watch out for those quests of pure fancy, Y’all!

Written by Jude Cowell

September 26, 2007 at 2:19 pm

Autumn Equinox 2007 over the White House

Autumn Equinox 2007 (c) by jude cowell 

Drawing: Autumn Equinox by Moonlight by jude cowell (c) Secret Moon Art 2007

 Whew! Thought I’d never get the article on Sunday’s Autumn Equinox posted at Stars Over Washington but I finally did:


As you know, this Equinox refers to the Sun reaching 00Libra00 in the tropical zodiac.

I’ve set the chart for the White House and if you’d like a few details on the Sabian Symbol’s word picture for the Equinoxial Sun, “1 Libra”: “A butterfly made perfect by a dart through it” check out the above referenced article.

Libra is a Cardinal sign (initiating energy) and you may be interested to know that the Sun’s entry into Libra turns the ongoing, current “Mars/Pluto = Sun” T-square pattern into a Dissociate T-square….well, follow the link for more details.

And Happy Autumn, Everyone!

There’s more cosmic art at  http://secretmoonart.blogspot.com

Uranian planet: the Hades of George Bush

Have you ever noticed that George Bush’s natal chart has the esoteric (unknown), extraordinary (Uranian connotations) hypothetical planet Hades conjunct his Midheaven?

As you know, the Midheaven (MC) is the most visible point in a chart, the ‘top of the heap’ as it were. It is the 10th house cusp which marks the beginning of the 10th house of Public Status, Career, and Aspirations, and is the WHY? Point of the chart as well.

The rising sign and degree is the WHAT? Point–the entity, personage, or event that entered the flux of time and space at the moment of birth. Also called the Ascendant, this is symbolically the horizon point and represents the persona–how you see the world and how the world sees you.

Bush’s natal chart (July 6, 1946) has 7Leo07 rising with the Sabian Symbol for “8Leo” being, “A bolshevik propagandist.”

His MC has 24Aries13 upon it, “25Ari”: “A double promise reveals its inner and outer meaning.”

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, in his book, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, gives the unconscious/shadow side of this degree as: “compromising sincerity and a lean to chicanery in all human relationships.” 

Chicanery–now there’s an antiquated word you don’t hear much any more but we sure do suffer from the perpetration of it, don’t we? Especially from public figures because the MC Point is very important in a leader’s chart and tells much about his Aspirations and Goals.

But back to Hades–well let’s not actually go there if we can help it.

What does it mean to have a body/planet so near MC as Hades (25Ari37) is in Bush’s natal chart? It means that Hades can manifest through 10th house concerns and activities and influences his life goals (especially since they are both in Aries which is ruled by Mars, god of war.)

And that others “see” it as being part of his life’s objectives.

Here are the keywords for Hades that I’m aware of–perhaps you know a few more:

A Scorpio quality primarily with a Virgo flavor which adds framentation; Greek god Hades or Pluto, ruling the underworld; the hidden, debris or unpleasant things; analysis, breaking down into constituent parts; antiquity, ancient or primitive cultures (looting of the museum in Iraq?); jazz, Astrology; Archaelogy; studying the distant past; things that are ‘used’; recycling (he certainly likes to cycle and recyle!); karma.

Funny but I’ve never seen him as a jazzman, have you?

Hades info: New Insights into Astrology, Nona Gwynn Press

Art for Thursday: Fanny Fretting

Fanny Fretting Flags Her Friend Jo 

Here’s a little art for Thursday: Fanny, one of the Fretting Sisters, is flagging down her friend, Jo, proprietor of Cups o’Jo.

(c) cosmic persona designs 2007  drawing by jude cowell

See more Art at http://stores.lulu.com/judecowell/

or visit http://cosmicpersonadesigns.blogspot.com

Written by Jude Cowell

September 20, 2007 at 3:27 pm

Michael Mukasey July 28, 1941 (sun in Leo!)

Have just now posted on the natal chart of Michael Mukasey, the retired judge which Bush hopes will act as his US attorney General.

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2007/09/michael-mukasey-july-28-1941.html  has details from Mukasey’s sunrise chart (exact birth time unknown) for this Bronx-born judge.

Yesterday, at Bush’s announcement of his nomination of Mukasey, the Sun was conjuncting his natal Neptune (he’d better read the fine print in this DOJ deal!), and Saturn, planet of authority, responsibility, and control was conjunct natal Venus.

Follow the link for more details where you may click to enlarge the chart and have a peek at my reluctant astrologer’s notes!

Written by Jude Cowell

September 18, 2007 at 5:44 pm

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