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Will May 2012 Eclipse bring US-Iran conflict?

Notes for Monday January 30, 2012 and May 2012

by Jude Cowell

It is reported that the US sees May 2012 as the month to attack Iran which makes this astrologer wonder if the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse @ 00Gem21 may herald such an obscene and over-reaching event, a bad decision which may top All Bad Decisions.

The May 2012 Solar Eclipse triggers a difficult Fixed Star Alcyone 00Gem00 with keyphrases: something to cry about; exile; sorrow and suffering–Alcyone is one of the Seven Weeping Sisters and relates to vision or lack of it–and since the Pentagon has an inperial habit of opening Pandora’s Box even though its unintended consequences and ills spill out upon all Mankind–if indeed the consequences of war are ever ‘unintended’ by the old men who start them for young men and women to fight–then this Solar Eclipse may be a potent influence.

Click the eclipse link above for a view of the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse horoscope set for Washington DC along with a few chart details written by this particular dissenting American of a peaceful disposition.

In Campaign 2012 news, have the Republicans “sealed their fate” with Hispanic voters as the Obama camp suggests?

And check out today’s astro-peek concerning Monday January 30, 2012 from Robin Hood to Beaujolais at Stars Over Washington, as you wish.


Are top Obama aides delinquent in taxes?

Perhaps you noted on Tuesday evening in his SOTU 2012 Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the nation that President Obama put quite an emphasis on the topic of paying one’s fair share of taxes.

Tres embarrasingly, it’s reported that several of Mr. Obama’s top aides haven’t gotten around to paying theirs and I cannot imagine that anyone who assists the president thinks that this irony–some might say, hyposcrisy–won’t be used by an opponent as Mr. Obama campaigns for re-election!

Why, even Mitt 1% Romney pays what he legally owes (and not a penny more)…well, except for taxes on any gold dubloons he may have tucked away in very secret places.

Oh, the ruling class. Aren’t they a caution?

Written by Jude Cowell

January 27, 2012 at 3:46 am

SOTU 2012: Sun AQ/Moon AQ

Televised at 9:00 pm est tonight, January 24, 2012, is President Obama’s State of the Union Address for 2012. Read my just-published astrological conclusions at Stars Over Washington, if you wish–the SOTU 2012 horoscope shows Mars Rx rising in Virgo, sign of The Worker, and denotes the president’s current Mars Return.

SOTU 2012 will be delivered under the Air-Air influence of a Sun Aquarius-Moon Aquarius blend which indicates mental focus, gregariousness, and a detached friendliness. The AQ/AQ blend is idealistic, helpful, and very observant yet can operate as ‘a law unto itself’. (Well, these are politicians we’re talking about here!)

Sun AQ/Moon AQ is shared natally by a US president: William McKinley, and has three Images for Integration, one of which may remind you of President Obama’s popularity in Europe and elsewhere:

“A friend to all the world looks in the mirror and takes time out to befriend herself…The living, breathing entity we call society…The Jolly Green Giant.” (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles & Suzi Harvey.)

Now I can imagine Mr. Obama using the word “society” during SOTU 2012 but I’m not certain where Green Giant canned peas can possibly come in! Well, except for Americans who can’t afford a can of peas or much else to serve tonight for their children’s dinners…

And no president’s rhetoric will ever be a substitute for that.

January 24, 2012: SOTU and SOPA?

January 24, 2012 is shaping up to be an important date in the US with President Obama delivering his State of the Union Address (SOTU) before the TV cameras and a Joint Session of Congress in the evening (9:00 pm ET), and the US Senate said to be voting on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a freaky piece of legislative gumbledy-gook with an Orwellian hue that will totally re-design the Internet while tossing democracy on the garbage heap of History, thanks to a highly plutocratic USA.

Here’s what I wrote about the Internet power grab recently on Stars Over Washington:

“Our millionaire Senate is set to vote on SOPA on January 24, 2012 and this draconian bill will sail through to a corporate harbor if enough people fail to speak up and out. If it passes then subversive, controlling string-puller Pluto in staid Capricorn will win and we will lose a larger chunk of our republic and our right to exercise free speech than we may yet appreciate.”

That’s just me. But do you blame me?

Now my annual post on the SOTU Address horoscope of January 24, 2012 isn’t published yet but if you have a chance, please check out today’s SO’W entry concerning President Obama’s very current Mars Return 2012 which began this past Saturday, crescendoes and forces acceptance on February 1, 2012, and wraps up–hopefully with real solutions–on June 18, 2012. However, its Martian effects last until the next time Mars returns to its natal position on the evening Barack Obama was born, and times a two-year cycle of new activity beginning for our president, and thus, for America as long as he is It.

Because this is a ‘three-fer’ Mars Return (3x) due to planetary retrogradation, Mr. Obama may have activities and projects left over to deal with, overlapping activities (who wouldn’t in the White House?), stop-and-go delays–all with a drawn out emphasis on Martian matters and issues which need closer consideration than if Mars returned only once.

The three horoscopes (Jan 14-Feb 1-June 18, 2012) may also be read individually by dividing the two-year Martian period into thirds with each Mars Return horoscope representing that third of the two-year period.

However, as you will see if you click above, the Moon makes an excellent timer in any chart and here, a Geminian Luna returns to her natal position in the horoscope of Barack Obama on February 1, 2012–the day of his Rx Mars Return, #2 of 3.

All your on-topic comments are welcome!

Russian Mars probe re-entry on Jan 15-16, 2012

Scan the Skies!

Y’all keep looking up on January 15 and 16, okay?

Space Weather News for Jan. 5, 2012

MARS PROBE PHOTOGRAPHED: Phobos-Grunt, a Russian Mars probe stuck in Earth orbit since November, is sinking back into the atmosphere. Best estimates suggest re-entry will occur on Jan. 15th or 16th. Meanwhile, citizen scientists can see the probe moving through the night sky sometimes shining as brightly as a first-magnitude star.

French astrophotographer Thierry Legault recently photographed Phobos-Grunt through a 14-inch telescope, revealing its outlines and perhaps a clue as to why the probe has had difficulty communicating with Earth.

His images and video are highlighted on today’s edition of SpaceWeather News.


Astro-Note: well, yes, I know that the words and description of “Phobos-Grunt, the Mars probe” “re-entering” Earth’s atmosphere is astrologically replete (‘pregnant’?) with vast amounts of testosterone-laden symbology but considering that the glyph for Mars is a circle sporting a ‘sexy’ arrow, this is to be expected, at least on a sophomoric level, right?

Yet who can mention Mars when studying Political Astrology without noting the Mars ‘god of war’, quarrelling, shooter, activism, instigation (ex: arson), rioting, and protest associations?

Not I, said the reluctant astrologer!

Jude’s Threshold: 2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 43,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 16 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Happy New Year–and Thanks, WordPress for all you do! Jude

Written by Jude Cowell

January 3, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Global Astrology forecasts 2012

Year 2012 has begun in such a busy way for me with ‘real world’ tasks and projects that I’m posting only a shout-out here today to mundane astrologer Theodore White’s freshly published Cardinal Crisis Mundane Forecasts 2012 to be certain you don’t miss it as the revolutionary pair, Uranus and Pluto, continue squaring one another off and on in Cardinal signs Aries and Capricorn all through 2012.

As you know, our current Uranus/Pluto cycle began in the mid-1960s (@ 17 Virgo) and their square (blockage; obstacles; frustration) phase has brought up similarly explosive uprisings over societal issues such as Human Rights and the need to rebalance our conditions lest things tip beyond repair.

Their square times a generational stand-off as well and remarks against how America has been poorly handled by the ‘boomer generation’ may often be heard concerning our screw-ups and corruptions. As one of those awful ‘boomers’ I must agree with this view–yet the controlling Pluto in the equation represents the wealthiest 1% of plutonians, oligarchs, and monarchs while Uranus, the Radical Rebel, signifies those who prefer change and progress–as do I!

So for an astrological overview of 2012 as no one else can, check out Theodore’s new column when you dare, okay?


You may also wish to try one of my early posts of the New Year Election 2012, Mars/Neptune, and ‘The City of the Sun’, and whenever you can amass together on behalf of the common good…Occupy!

Also recommended: void the corporate Citizens United! Visit Move To Amend to particpate–on their calendar is a peaceful ‘Occupy the Courts’ protest scheduled for January 20, 2012 at noon in Washington DC with my favorite progressive broadcaster Thom Hartmann taking part.

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