Jude's Threshold

A Tapestry Blog of Astrology, Politics, Art, and Social Concerns

Archive for February 9th, 2010

Vintage hat of flowers – photo 2


With Spring 2010 on the menu for March 20, I looked in my files for a photo with a spring-like flavor to it and found another in the series of Vintage Hat portraits of a certain 4-year-old who was only 3 when these photos were taken by her Mom. Click for updated photos of Miss V and her baby bro!

Yes, ‘A Vintage Hat of Flowers’ has been quite a popular offering here at Jude’s Theshold so I hope you’ll enjoy another view of a stylish young lady in her flowery hat just waiting for spring to burst out all over…and the more flowers, the merrier!

Advertisements

Written by Jude Cowell

February 9, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Posted in photos, Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox 2010: Sun Aries-Moon Taurus

On March 20, 2010 at 1:32 pm edt in Washington, DC, Sun reaches 00Ari00, the Aries Point, and Spring begins. Also known as the Aries Ingress, this is a time of new beginnings, green shoots, and little birdies singing.

At that moment the Moon 26Tau13 will be in 11th house of Groups, Asscociations, Hopes and Wishes in DC. However, this position puts Luna atop a rather difficult Fixed Star, yet in a sensual mood so you may wish to read my recent post at Stars Over Washington where you’ll find an image of the Spring EQ 2010 chart, if you wish to snag a peek.

And yes, for now, the Cardinal T-Square is completed by Sun 00Ari00 opposing Saturn in Libra and pointing to apex Pluto in Capricorn.

But for here and now, let’s consider Spring EQ 2010’s Sun Ari-Moon Taurus blend, a Fire-Earth combo of energies which together evoke images of molten lava and bulldozers! Do these images remind you of the disaster in Haiti, quake though it was? Earth-Fire is the ‘scorched earth’ blend and yet it espresses positively, too. Read on…

Earth-Fire decribes a practical visionary, one who keeps his feet on the ground while instinctively trying for his main chance. Lucrative enterprises can be successfully begun under this influence with its entrepreneurial talents but its shadow hides a dictatorial insensitivity toward others and a powerful ego determined to dominate.

Sun in fiery Aries, Moon in earthy Taurus narrows the combo to one of tactlessness mixed with diplomacy, possessiveness, confidence, and ambition. Tough vs tender, Ari-Tau knows how to enjoy life, loves good food and comforts, and has a natural flair for finances which highlights the stock market for Spring 2010.

Some folk who share the Sun Ari-Moon Tau combo in their natal charts are: Hans Christian Andersen, Pierre Boulez, Elton John, Dianna Ross, Marcel Marceau, Gregory Peck, Wernher von Braun, Rene Descartes, beloved astrologer Howard Sasportas, and Washington Irving who helpfully advised us all that:

“A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.”

Hmm…to me this sounds like a perfect spur of encouragement for dissenting bloggers everywhere!

Now here are the ‘Images for Integration’ for Sun Ari-Moon Tau which will somehow ‘color’ the Spring of 2010:

“An explorer practices the violin in a jungle clearing…Having won an arduous race, the champion sits down to a gourmet meal.”

(‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign’ by Charles and Suzi Harvey.)

Wishing for All a Happy and Prosperous Spring 2010!

Update March 16, 2010: Things are about to go Live for the first annual Astrology Day Blogathon the weekend of Spring Equinox! If you’re concerned about the difficult energies of the Cardinal T-Square (or are perhaps already feeling its effects) you may wish to grab a sneak peek at the Cosmic Art Gallery which has been set up for the Blogathon at Secret Moon Art.

There you’ll find the links you’ll need to plug in to the Blogathon’s articles on handling Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto energies as they square off against one another and things heat up – from Spring 2010 into 2014.

The Astrology Day Blogathon goes Live on Friday March 19 featuring Donna Cunningham’s ‘Pluto Problems Got You Perplexed? Here’s What Helps’, then on Saturday March 20, Mandi Lockley’s ‘Look After Saturn and Saturn Will Look After You’ debuts.

Sunday March 21 brings us C. J. Wright (‘Aunti Moon’) and her article, ‘Uranus in Aries: Claiming a Self-Reliant Future’ so do drop in and stay awhile for a bunch of good reads and beneficial insights.

Plus, many other astrologers will be providing helpful articles on similar themes as well so I hope to see you at Astrology Day Blogathon 2010 – I’ll be the one showing the Cosmic Art!

Jude

Is this a perfect expression of inflationary Jupiter-Neptune?

In what may be one of the clearer expressions in the ‘real world’ of the recent pairing by Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Neptune, that speculative ‘carny showman’ duet of planetary energies, the ticket sales of Avatar are proving to be grossly (Jupiter) spun (Neptune) to impress the public with its nature as a ‘spectacular spectacular’ (in the words of the seedy characters of ‘Moulin Rouge’.)

Blue people have been used before. 3-D glasses aren’t new, just tossed by the trendy wayside a while, now picked up for a temporary run of popularity which may prove ephemeral and costly.

Well, I shall wish good fortune to all the theaters that had to install new equipment or whatever it takes to show a 3-D film to advantage.

Wonder how blue people will come across on the small screen? I feel a rental coming on…

Besides, ‘Avatar’ will have to be out of the souped-up 3-D theaters by March 5 because Alice and the White Rabbit are about to spring a new version of their adventures underground or wherever…one more time. Now this may be the ultimate and all-time perfect vehicle for Tim Burton and it kinda scares and intrigues me to think how mind-bending Burton’s film about Lewis Carroll’s character, Alice, could turn out to be.

Mind-expansion on the way, dear public! Cast your collective eyes this way, ladies and gentlemen!

Yet back in Carroll’s day certain substances were not considered illegal. ‘Lewis Carroll’ was the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, math and logics professor at Oxford, controversial photographer, and, at age 33, a published author of the most translated children’s book in history. Among its most avid early readers were a young Oscar Wilde and Queen Victoria. Some readership, hmm? No pressure there.

Yes, it was June 1865 when ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ came to light after a brief stint as ‘Alice’s Adventures Under Ground’ and I’m quite certain you know the rest of the boat-trip-up-the-Thames story and its aftermath.

If you do, this frees me to wonder what barriers of perception will be broken with an updated, timely version of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and yet I must ask: can ‘Avatar’ glasses do double duty for ‘Alice’?

Applegate Genealogy

Helping others discover their roots

Jude's Threshold

A Tapestry Blog of Astrology, Politics, Art, and Social Concerns

KRYNSKY.COM

An eclectic mix of technology, poetry, stuff I find, and my ramblings

Emersion: An Alternative Study of Elective Astrology in Political History

We investigate the hidden and cryptic history of the use of astrology by historical figures and groups.

Zeebra Designs & Destinations

An Artist's Eyes Never Rest

NATIONAL ECLIPSE BLOG

The official blog of NationalEclipse.com

The Coyle Clan

The History & Memories of Coyle Clan-folk & Kin

Princes, Paupers, Pilgrims & Pioneers

“There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots, the other is wings.” Teaching children values and giving them the opportunity to excel is essential to good parenting. However, I feel I must also provide my children (and myself) insight into the ones who came before us: our ancestors whose lives and stories have shaped us into who we are. This is my journey; these are their stories…

setinthepast

Historical novels, films and TV programmes

Shaking the tree

musings on the journey towards knowing and sharing my family's stories

GenTraveling

Collecting stories from family historians who are climbing their family trees and planning trips to where their ancestors actually lived!

Lost Dudeist Astrology

An Exploration of the Shadow Side of Lost Dudeists Everywhere: Astrology, Tarot, Metaphysics, Tinfoil Hat Conspiracy Stuff, Other Weird Stuff, and sometimes Fertility Goddess Icons (Scantily Dressed Pinup Girls)

All On The Illuminati

For you see, the world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes

Moore Genealogy

Fun With Genealogy

Tired and Bored With Myself

Another option for wasting time

Mary's Monday Matinee

Discovering the joy of film

%d bloggers like this: