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balm for our misery? June 3rd’s New Moon in Gemini

Just as the universe would have it!

Tuesday, June 3 is the day of final Dem primaries and also the day of a ‘Super Moon’ in Gemini, sign of the writer, communicator, spokesperson, scribe, reporter, young people–you get the picture.

Mercury, now seeming to move Rx (at 19Gem18 in the New Moon chart and headed all the way back to 12Gem59, conj the US natal ASC or DESC depending on which version of America’s natal chart you prefer)…..sparks things such as voting, ballots, speeches, negotiations and agreements, travel…anything you can turn your Geminian hand or mind to.

Astrological Mercury reminds me of tofu because picks up the flavors of its contacts. Mercury’s ‘tofu principle’ helps makes propaganda and mind control possible in our dualistic world along with Mercury’s rulership of our senses.

Thinking, the thought processes (re-thinking one’s choice may be popular on Tuesday), and style of oration also fall within Mercury’s purview so there are obvious links to 2008’s almost endless going going gone primary season during which highly trained and vetted candidates usually have managed to direct the topic du jour as best they’d been taught.

And they have appeared on TV and promotionally posed for as many charming snoot shots as their handlers could schedule for the cameras. (Scheduling–also a Mercurial past time.)

We know that elections held when Mercury is Rx are surprising if there aren’t do-overs or recounts in some way, or sneaky tricks (including hacking) whether uncovered or not. Having no ride to the voting booth also describes a Rx Mercury period.

So if you’re interested, you’ll find more details, chart included, on June 3rd’s New Moon by clicking the link below, with notes on the significance of a ‘Super Moon’ in case you’ve forgotten:


This New Moon perfects just as three Fixed Stars of some report shine at Midheaven, the most public point in any chart (Career, Social or Public Status, and Aspirations and Goals.)

These 3 Stars culminating over the White House at the New Moon are:

Alhena, ‘to have a mission,’ Canopus, ‘A Pathfinder’ or “Navigator;’ and Sirius, ‘The Scorcher’ (will McClellan’s ‘scorching’ critique of the Bush White House still be on everyone’s minds Tuesday? Hey! Mercury is Rx…will books be returned to book stores everywhere? Of course, McClellan’s book may be considered a re-thinking on his part of the the Bush adm’s actions leading up to their ill-advised war.)

Sirius as goddess lies deep within esoteric Egyptian star lore and within the founding of our nation. ‘The Dog Star’ is the barking dog archetype expressing itself as ‘The Announcer’ so we may assume that America has an announcing role in the world–announcing the New World Order as some (including this grumpy astrologer) say. Or perhaps I should say, warning of intent.

Canopus has been used in Arabia as the South Pole Star for navigating purposes and was aka The Bright One or The Wise One. Being very bright (the Alpha Star of Carina), Canopus was considered the South Pole Star by many cultures. Another name for this Star: the Heavy-Weighing Canopus because it was considered the weight at the end of the plumb line used to define the poles.

Alhena (Gamma Gemini) is a Star of movement and determination and in Arabia was called, The Proudly Marching One. Having ‘a cause for which you will march’ is part of Alhena’s lore as marches and protests (which are happening in Washington today outside the Dems’ Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting about FL and M’s well-orchestrated primary-rescheduling naughtiness) are on the rise and in the news.

(Star details: Brady’s ‘Fixed Stars.’)

The Dem meeting and DNC “Unity” Dinner this weekend are shaded within the dark of the Balsamic Moon (just before a New Moon) so we may never know what really transpired within their thinking and discussions (which makes me wonder what the waning Republican Party’s bosses are up to in the meantime.) Yes, Dem muckedy mucks are discussing the sassy ‘re-scheduling’ of FL and MI primaries–astrologically quite appropriate!

Well, I don’t know if a balm of calm will be meted out from this New Moon although some political decisions must be made in the next few days. Will this Super Moon’s superdelegates ‘re-consider’ their backing of Clinton for Obama’s sake? Will political quakes follow?

How soothing the outcomes will be remains to be seen as the Moon’s rays grow in strength and intensity toward the Full Moon of June 18th to reveal more fully the path America now treads so precariously.

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  1. […] First up is our astrological Shana Alexander, Jude Cowell, who blogs at Jude’s Threshold: https://judecowell.wordpress.com/2008/05/31/balm-for-our-misery-june-3rds-new-moon-in-gemini/ […]


  2. Jude — I’m over 47 and will definitely check out your gallery when I’m not logged onto the virtual private network at the corporation where Big Brother watches my every click. I used to log onto PlanetWaves at work but tech has blocked the site, having deemed the photos of Eric Francis too racy for the workplace. You know what one of the Supreme Court justices (Hugo Black? don’t have time to Google it now) said about porn: You know it when you see it! Keep up the good work, girlfriend! — Monica



    June 3, 2008 at 12:48 pm

  3. lol, thanks, Monica, you’re too kind!

    Let’s see…i’m in a split-hair mood right now so:

    Saturn–sure, for liquid into Saturnian form, Uranus for ‘crazy’ + an inspired, zany idea..and Neptune for sticky…how’s that? ;p

    Do you think ’21AQ” = “A Woman Disappointed and Disillusioned” is HC?

    Somewhere (cosmicpersonadesigns, i think) I’ve published a drawing by that name…mask-related like so many in that collection.

    Are you over 17? ;p if so you are cordially invited to mosey by a certain online gallery of figure studies and ‘chiffonery’ art if you wish…


    I’m preparing now to publish the last ever image there. jude



    June 1, 2008 at 4:37 am

  4. Jude — Love the idea of Mercury as tofu. So that makes Saturn Crazy Glue? Your mind is so creative.



    June 1, 2008 at 12:04 am

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