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Wedding Day Astrology: Russell Brand-Katy Perry

Update February 11, 2012: by now you’ve heard the sad news of the Perry-Brand divorce. For more details try this.

Original post begins here with no edits so that you may appreciate their marriage’s initial promise, their faith in true love which has not, it seems, carried their marital union up to a second anniversary:

By now you’ve heard the joyous news that pop star Katy Perry and her love, comedian and actor Russell Brand, tied the nuptial knot on Saturday, October 23, 2010, in beautiful and exotic India.

You’ll find a few wedding details here and here.

Yet all may not be sweetness and light since some local laws may have been violated and the couple’s wedding celebration could come under investigation (though one might imagine that a hefty fine could be assessed and paid.)

All congrats and best wishes to the happy couple!

Now I have decided not to publish on this blog a Wedding Day Astrology Report for the sidebar’s Pages list. This is because the Perry-Brand ceremony took place on Saturday October 23, 2010, and the Aries/Libra Full Moon perfected at 7:08 am IST in India!

It’s a fairly safe assumption that the two frisky entertainers did not arise early from bed to marry at the Full Moon so they could have a Sun Lib-Moon Aries blend for their partnership, even though Full Moons represent the balancing of two opposites…in a word, relationships.

So when did the Moon and Sun change signs on October 23 and how do the various combinations of energies change their Wedding Day Astrology synergy?

At 12:00 am IST on Oct 23, 2010, the Sun began @ 29Lib15 with the Moon 25Ari53.

The (feminine) Moon reached 00Tau00 at 8:00 am IST w/ Sun 29Lib35; the (masculine) Sun reached 00Sco00:00 at 6:00 pm IST. Therefore, their Sun-Moon blend may be Sun Lib-Moon Ari (unlikely – too early in the day), Sun Lib-Moon Tau, or Sun Sco-Moon Tau.

Sunset is a popular hour to wed and it occurred at 5:47:27 pm IST in Jaipur, India with Sun 29Lib59 (just before entering Scorpio, sign of sex and procreation – is a baby on the way?), and Moon 5Tau04. As you know, the Moon is exalted in Taurus indicating a very sensual nature that adores life’s creature comforts. (Think ‘Bill Clinton’s natal Moon’! Moon = the reigning need, and a Taurus Moon often gives a person the oomph for garnering many lovely possessions and..well, money.)

So here are the Images for Integration for the two combinations along with a smidgeon of extra details for each – and remembering that relationship-oriented Libra is an outgoing, action-oriented Cardinal sign while sexy Scorpio and Taurus are rigid and inflexible Fixed signs which may give stubbornness and/or longevity to their relationship:

Sun Lib-Moon Tau (Air-Earth = innovative, efficient, supportive, scientific, rational): “Newlyweds go on a gourmet tour of Italy for their honeymoon”… (India and the Maldives actually!)…”A lecture on ancient Greek architecture and town planning.”

Home and family are central to the happiness of the Sun Lib-Moon Tau blend for it shows a deep need for affection and harmony. Romantic escapades may abound until the perfect mate is found, then devoted and steadfast love is enjoyed. There is a refined aesthetic sense and an abiding faith in the power of love.

Sun Sco-Moon Tau (Water-Earth = a practical, supportive, and nourishing combo which may temd to view change as threatening; relationships bring out its devotional, domestic, and gentle nature): concern for others, sensuality and self-control; quiet strength and determination; cares deeply about loved ones and may be possessive with an all-or-nothing attitude.

“Images for Integration: Pluto takes Persephone into the Underworld…A celebrated surgeon amasses a fortune…A successful businessman probes the mysteries of life.”

(Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzi Harvey.)

Also in Scorpio: Mercury (vows), Venus (love and affection – but Venus is Rx), and Mars (sex and desire); the Moon is across the horoscope from the Scorpio line-up in also-lusty Taurus.)

Well, to me it seems the Sun Sco-Moon Tau’s ‘Pluto and Persephone’ reference could be an accurate description for the Perry-Brand partnership yet I prefer the Sun Lib-Moon Tau blend for its “newlyweds” reference and its optimistic, romantic, and “abiding faith in the power of love”!

And yet…Mr. Brand does have those intense Scorpio eyes and seems quite a Pluto sort of fellow, doesn’t he? And wealthy Pluto rules the world’s riches which a lovely Taurean Moon can well appreciate.

So what do you think, lone reader? Naturally, if you should run across the actual time of their wedding ceremony – or a reference to ‘sunset’, that sort of thing – I hope you’ll let me know by leaving a comment here and I’ll update this post.

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Here’s a link to a previous post concerning the natal chart of Russell Brand.

So where’s your Raspberry Beret?

Ever wanted to be drenched in a rich raspberry color? Well, if your raspberry beret is nowhere in sight, why not knit or crochet yourself a new one in a syle of your choosing with my daughter Maya’s hand-dyed and spun yarn, Raspberry Beret?

Wintry weather and gift-giving season are soon upon us, y’know!

Brr-r-r-! You may read Raspberry Beret’s full bio with suggested needle size and other details in Maya’s fiberista-inspired Etsy Shop, as you wish!

Written by Jude Cowell

October 25, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Sepia Art can be racy at times!

'5 for Fashion' by Jude Cowell

By chance, do you happen to like sepia-toned images of fanciful figure studies? If so, a visit to Sepia Art Theater may be just the thing for you.

‘Art, Drama, and Chocolates’ is the art blog’s theme and all drawings are presented in sepia tones yet most images are linked to their full color versions! An Art Slideshow with script is available (scroll down a bit) but perhaps best of all, your ticket for attending is always complimentary.

At Sepia Art Theater, matinees run 24/7 so perhaps I’ll meet you there!

Written by Jude Cowell

October 21, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Market Crash @ end of 2010? December Lunar Ecl says, Yes

Having just updated my July 2010 post concerning the December 21, 2010 Lunar Eclipse @ 29Gem21, I thought you might wish to check it out with its ‘crisis degree’ implications for the US economy.

In alphabetical order, this Lunar Eclipse is of special significance to the natal charts of Afghanistan (Saturn), Australia (Mercury and Neptune opposition), Cuba (Neptune), Israel (Jupiter), Japan (Moon), Manhattan (Uranus), NYC (Venus/Mars conjunction @ 29Sag), North Korea (Uranus), Palestine (Uranus), Phoenix AZ (Jupiter), and Vatican City (Saturn).

Curiously, the natal horoscope of the NYSE is not so directly affected by the December 2010 Lunar Eclipse so hopefully the astrologer-and-economist-predicted market crash ‘by the end of the year’ won’t be as negative as feared though the Solar Eclipse of Jan 4, 2011 awaits us after the holidays…and directly opposes US natal Sun at crisis degree (13Can/Cap.)

Even economist Gerald Celente has predicted a market crash by the end of 2010 and he should know. Given the crisis-degreed Lunar and Solar Eclipses and their portents, I shall agree with him – at least that something deflating is afoot as we enter 2011.

But I’ll Be Home for Christmas

The Dec 21, 2010 Lunar Eclipse has a Sun Sag-Moon Gem blend which gives our atmosphere a Fire-Air vibe, and as you know, Fire-Air has a ‘live wire’ flavor that’s full of exciting ideas easily communicated with much enthusiasm. Yet its ideals may be impractical unless there is an Earthy quality to call upon for physical manifestation of them. Still, this indicates that a much-needed gregarious, sociable quality may infuse the December holidays and I, for one, am quite ready for that eventuality, aren’t you?

A caution, however, is that Sun Sag-Moon Gem blend of energies is prone to spreading itself too thin while overanalyzing things in order to hide its true feelings. It’s easy to live by one’s wits with this combination, plus, a ‘Peter Pan’ influence may be in the air.

This blend is friendly and open to other cultures, and is a natural teacher, spokesperson, or trendsetter. Its Image for Integration is:

“Robin Hood as a young boy plays truant from school to go to his archery lesson, but ends up teaching his card tricks to his master.”

(Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles & Suzi Harvey.)

Sounds a bit like MasterCards may come out of wallets for a few gift purchases! (And gift cards are fine – just send them on along!)

FYI, this particular witty, charming, and intellectual blend of Sag-Gem is shared natally by some very well known folk such as: Anna Freud, Jeff Bridges, Noel Coward, ‘New Ager’ Benjamin Creme, dictator Francisco Franco, chantreuse Edith Piaf, Green Party founder Petra Kelly, Kirk Douglas, Tina Turner, Gary Hart, Abbie Hoffman, and author C. S. Lewis.

Hiker killed by goat: is Mars a culprit?

As you know, Mars rules the sign of The Ram, Aries. Today we tend to refer to ‘goat’ rather than ‘ram’ but it’s the same head-butting animal.

Mars, now transiting Scorpio (its other sign), acts rather differently there with Pluto’s higher octave vibes deepening its martian action and motives.

So let expert astrologer Julie Demboski explain the the situation with a link to the hiker’s sad story included.

Written by Jude Cowell

October 18, 2010 at 2:42 pm

The Green Comet w Capella Oct 20 2010

COMET 103P/HARTLEY AT ITS BEST:

For backyard stargazers, the next few nights are the best time to see green Comet 103P/Hartley 2 as it approaches Earth for an 11-million-mile close encounter on Oct 20. Set your alarm for the dark hours before dawn, go outside, and look straight up. You will find Hartley 2 not far from the bright star Capella.

Although the comet is barely visible to the unaided eye, it is easy to locate using binoculars and looks great through a backyard telescope. Sky maps and more information may be found at SpaceWeather News.
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Lovely Capella! Alpha Auriga in the constellation of The Charioteer, this Fixed Star has a nurturing yet free-spirited flavor and is associated with the ‘fertile goddess’ archetype which links to the horse by way of Macha, the great Celtic horse goddess. She embodies movement and action and is connected by paran to the natal chart of aviatrix Amelia Earhart.

Airplanes may be said to be modern-day ‘chariots’ and with Capella associated with Earhart’s natal Venus, she is seen as a woman (Venus) breaking speed records, and was known for her love of the freedom of flight.

Other Capella-linked examples are astronaut John Glenn (Saturn) and comic book hero Superman who was created with his Mars rising with Capella! With Capella there is need for freedom and independence, and must I say it? A need for speed.

So look up! Superman may just be on the way to save the day…it’s a bird, it’s a plane, etc…

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Star Lore source: Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars

Odd referral links to this blog!

Why in the last few months am I seeing ‘odd’ or unrelated referral links to this blog in my Referral list that shows from whence people clicked to reach Jude’s Threshold? I’ve taken a chance and clicked on a few of them recently and see no reason why my blog is being ‘found’ from those sites which all seem to be selling something (like “cordless phones”, “sex”, etc.)

And none of the referring sites relate in the least to Astrology, Art, or Politics that I can determine. Am I missing something here?

Anyone know whas’up with the WordPress referral link feature and how this weirdness could be occurring?

Written by Jude Cowell

October 16, 2010 at 3:56 pm

WikiLeaks to reveal Iraq War docs

The announcement of Superbombs and Secret Jails: what to look for in WikiLeaks Iraq Docs has me mired in an emotional quandary because next week’s promised documents release makes its timing perilous (though when would be a good time to uncover the shadowy machinations of the Bush-Cheney regime?) and yet I feel that an end to US imperialistic war and strong-arming would do the entire planet a world of good if it could be accomplished.

Yet WikiLeaks or no, US arrogance churns on, bankrupting our nation as it beggars we-the-people, and exporting the terrorism it purports to address.

And while my Flower Power Generation took to the streets to voice our strong opposition to the Vietnam fiasco and carnage, I keep wondering whas’up with our current generation of canon fodder – is it the cool techie games they grew up playing that have them so enthralled with going to war for oil, the globalist agenda, politics, and profits-for-the-rich in this too-real world of drones and pain?

Neptune’s fraud to we-the-people: more housing woes to come

This just in 10.13.10:

NPR BREAKING NEWS: Officials In 49 States Launch Foreclosure Probe The officials, including attorneys general and bank regulators, will examine whether mortgage company employees made false statements or prepared documents improperly. More at NPR.

Original post from 5 minutes ago begins here:

Most Americans agree that the recession certainly isn’t “over” with continued unemployment at the base of home foreclosures and real estate evaluation woes in abundance which will lead to further decline and loss. The October 8, 2010 station retrograde of Venus, planet of evaluations, @ 13Sco13 is having its reviewing and renegotiation effects as well as certain big banks have suspended their robo-foreclosure process for a moment.

(Have the banksters and fraudsters succeeded in defrauding themselves? How many empty houses do they want anyway?)

So as you know, transiting Neptune, planet of fraud, confusion, deception, and loss, has been billowing its dissolving rays around and underneath the US natal Moon in Aquarius which in Mundane Astrology signifies we-the-people.

Oceanic (and, in a perfect world, spiritual) Neptune also represents ‘floods’, ‘mass media’, ‘the masses’, and the ‘urge to merge’, an urge which obviously knows no bounds; thus we describe the all-encompassing problems our nation’s housing and financial markets are experiencing. Determining all causes for one’s problems is difficult under Neptune’s influence and the finger-pointing at the many (often hidden) culprits continues.

However, the one thing that Astrology brings to any table is the element of Time or timing. Thus we know that eventually, this fraudulent, loss-filled period of Neptune-to-US-natal-Moon will end.

The question is: will anything of value to we-the-people still be standing when it does?

Newly-discovered asteroid nears Earth Oct 12, 2010

October 2010 is a good time to look up especially in the directions of constellations Pisces and Aquarius!

Space Weather News for Oct 11, 2010

AURORA WATCH: The solar wind is stirring up geomagnetic storms around the Arctic Circle. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras after local nightfall on Oct 11-12. Tip: the hours around midnight usually produce the brightest displays.

ASTEROID FLYBY: Newly-discovered asteroid 2010 TD54 will fly by Earth on Tuesday, Oct 12, about 46,000 km above the planet’s surface. At closest approach, the 7-meter space rock will shine like a 14th magnitude star as it races through the constellations Pisces and Aquarius.

There is no danger of a collision.

Visit SpaceWeather.com for ephemerides and more information.

Written by Jude Cowell

October 11, 2010 at 6:26 pm

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