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Archive for September 2011

Moon Art, a Moon Poem, and Moon-Pluto!

Moonlight Path

There have been and remain many ‘John Freemans’ in the world and one is Georgian poet John Freeman born on January 29, 1880 in London, died September 23, 1929, a fellow who left a successful insurance career for the sake of Poetry.

Here’s a lunar-esque verse by John Freeman lauding the celestial lantern that lights our earthly paths, titled ‘It was the lovely Moon’:

‘It was the lovely moon – she lifted
Slowly her white brow among
Bronze cloudwaves that ebbed and drifted
Faintly, faintlier afar’

(No, my drawing above doesn’t begin to illustrate Freeman’s poem for it would never be so brazen as that–but I do admit to using Luna as a main theme since 2005 over at Secret Moon Art!)

As I type here in Georgia USA (edt), the lovely Moon sails through the last degrees of Gemini and will reach the accustomed and nurturing waters of her own sign, Cancer, at 2:53 pm edt.

Then at 12:10 am edt (9.21), Luna @ 4Can54 will line up across the Cancer-Capricorn axis (Security-Career) and oppose powerful, spying Pluto which will create a Cardinal Grand Cross of planets between Moon, Pluto, Venus, and Uranus.

This indicates potentials for sudden relationships with seedy characters of dubious reputation so watch out around midnight if you plan to hook up for all may not be as it seems and you may not like how things turn out.

And with Venus and Uranus across the Partnership axis (Libra-Aries), break-ups may occur in relationships weighed down by lots of old emotional baggage (Moon-Pluto.)

Actually, compromises of all sorts are usually quite difficult or lacking under a Moon/Pluto stand-off and defiance of authority may be noted. Great demands are made and partners may become alienated especially with Venus/Uranus involved in the planetary pattern. Being eccentric or erratic with money may also be part of the picture.

In Politics and Business, the Moon/Pluto combo shows such things as how the people view crime, war, and internal secrecy, the role of women in controlling self-destructive impulses, and popular promises concerning the end to war, waste, and in appeals to the people. (Munkasey.)

Moon/Pluto contacts tend to encourage violence and crime and women are often the targets; exerting controls over criminals and terrorists may be featured in the news, and misuse of resources (Deficit Commission) are obsessed over if not actually cleared up.

Yes, deep (Pluto) feelings (Moon) surface under passionate, even romantic Moon/Pluto contacts but it may be better to step back and take a deep breath before proceeding late tonight!

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Cold Hearts in America (and three quotes)

The first quote concerns America’s shadow personality, the one most of us prefer to ignore, and it fits in with some Republican audience members’ shouted sentiments like, Let him die!, and other such cold hearted remarks and attitudes–and they know who they are.

We’d all better hope that those with such harsh sentiments toward their fellow man–fellow Americans–aren’t nurses, doctors, or other healthcare workers.

And I’d best fix my own cup of tea, thanks. You, I can’t trust.

“The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them. You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It’s a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis.” -Harold Pinter, 2005 Nobel Lecture

“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” –Hermann Goering (1893-1946) Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe, President of the Reichstag.

“The people never give up their liberties, but under some delusion.” –Edmund Burke (1729-1797) Irish-born British statesman, parliamentary orator, and political thinker

Uncomfortable how these three quotes go together on some fundamental American level, isn’t it?

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Three quotes compliments of the excellent Information Clearing House Newsletter, an independently supported, non-corporate news source.

9/11’s 10th anniversary: Sun Virgo-Moon Pisces

As remembrances of those killed in the attacks of 9/11/01 proceed in New York City, Washington DC, and Shanksville, PA (held yesterday), a description of today’s Sun-Moon blend seems to me to denote a deeply cosmic sense of the events of 2001 which inspire the events of 9.11.11.

As you know, the Virgo-Pisces polarity is what is known as the Victim-Savior axis of the Zodiac and the Earth (Vir)-Water (Pis) combo of energies tells of compassion, inspiration, dedicated service, and a devotional nature.

There is a humanitarian urge to serve others and the larger good, a trait that first responders embodied so well on that morning. The Image for Integration may be applicable for today as well:

“A peasant rests in the wheat field, and shares his bread, cheese, wine and wisdom with the hungry labourers.”

A friend recently complained, “How can God have crashed planes into those buildings?” And all I could think of was how that was God inside those buildings and on the planes. And He knows a lot about sacrifice and loss.

Well, you may be interested in a perspective from afar concerning today’s 9/11 remembrances published a few minutes ago in The India Times.

May all be safe and find the peace they seek.

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Image from ‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign’ by Charles & Suzi Harveyl; today’s blend is shared natally by lexicographer Samuel Johnson who informs us that,

“The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.”

Written by Jude Cowell

September 11, 2011 at 1:29 pm

If the US Gov shuts down the Internet

Here’s an article with lots of practical advice on how to communicate if or when the US government shuts down the Internet as millions of people abroad have already experienced.

And for astro-notes concerning current disruptive, riotous energies on Earth as described by planets overhead, try this post which contains various details, plus links to two great Astrology articles–one on Moon-Mars Square Saturn by Mary Plumb, and the other an analysis of candidate and Pandoran Rick Perry’s natal chart written by Alex Miller.

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