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Written by Jude Cowell

May 31, 2015 at 11:25 pm

Memorial Day—Let’s Remember Astrology’s Great Teachers and Writers

Sky Writer

©5-25-15 by Donna Cunningham, MSW

Have you ever visited the Astrologers’ Memorial Webpage?  Today would be a great time to remember our teachers and writers and to appreciate what they taught us.roddensm-herown

Early in this millennium, I started the page.  I was housebound, waiting for much needed hip replacements and needed a way to still feel connected to our field. I don’t recall how I got started on it, but it was a joy to create the pages and to remember and to honor the people who taught us so much.

The pages included as much information as I could gather—their contributions, photos, books they’d written, and memories and testimonials from astrology folks who loved them and respected their work.

Lois Rodden’s amazing collection of astrologer’s charts made it possible to include the birth information and natal charts for a great many of them. (Here’s a picture of Lois.)

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Written by Jude Cowell

May 25, 2015 at 6:19 pm

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New Moon in Taurus, May 2015: The Personal Artifact of Change

Written by Jude Cowell

May 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm

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Though it’s been years since I lived there I still miss the beauty of Washington D.C.. Here’s a poetic tribute to the city from fresh eyes!

Celia Fitzgerald

PSX_20150327_201406The crisp air filled my lungs as I cast my gaze upon Capitol Hill. Its grandeur overwhelmed me. This iconic masterpiece, stemming from pure architectural genius, was more magnificent than one could envision. Spellbound by this majesty, I distractedly took my place at the end of the serpentine queue, in wait for a taxi. In a short while, I was on my way, absorbing sites of historical splendor.

After a good nights rest, I set out on my adventure in the U.S capital. It was the first warm day that I had experienced in the States. The sun beat down on my face, as I meandered through the city on foot. To me, DC was a beautifully symmetrical work of art. As I walked through the museums, I soaked up every ounce of information available. One Monument, however, took my breath away… The Lincoln Memorial.

Standing at the feet of…

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Written by Jude Cowell

May 12, 2015 at 11:30 am

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In praise of sacred spaces: Salisbury Cathedral, UK

This lovely tour of Salisbury Cathedral from Anne Whitaker:

Writing from the Twelfth House

Followers of this blog will have noticed that I have been conspicuous by my absence in recent weeks. Most bloggers, especially those like me who have been keeping noses to the blogging grindstone for a number of years, feel the need for a break now and then, no matter how much fun it all is. Sitting staring cross-eyed at a visually attractive wall, hand clutching a cup of tea, is a great way of chilling out and revitalising, I find. Throwing in a little therapeutic travel also helps!

So, after a week of travel therapy, I am now home. Our last port of call was the historic English market town of Salisbury. Much though we loved Salisbury, its world-famous cathedral, unsurprisingly, was the highlight: awesome, in the pre-social media sense of the word. I was especially moved by the Trinity Chapel and its magnificent Prisoners of Conscience window.

Prisoners of Conscience window Prisoners of Conscience…

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Written by Jude Cowell

May 10, 2015 at 11:41 pm

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Photobucket hacked and my bogus account

Cyber Crimes Abound

On May 8, 2015 the FBI arrested two men for hacking members’ accounts at Photobucket in 2014 and selling personal details and content from them. The Denver Post has the scoop.

All of which has nothing to do with the Photobucket problem I’ve been trying to ignore for months now. Today I took time to investigate.

You see, though I’ve never set up an account with Photobucket, my gmail account began receiving newsletters and ‘special offer’ emails from the popular online photo-sharing site under the name “Haydee O”. This sparked other businesses to send me similar unwanted emails, quite a deluge of them as you may imagine. And all the companies’s messages seemed to be generating from Australia and perhaps Photobucket owns them or sold my details to them.

But I was tired of deleting them all so I used the Sign In tab provided in today’s bogus Photobucket gmail to sign in to “my” Photobucket account (once my alleged password had been sent to me because I ‘forgot’ it.) Upon finding the set-up page of the account I discovered the name “Haydee O. Urbina” had been used with little personal info added to the registration form other than ‘Australian Territory’ and MY gmail address (which is easy to find on my blogs.)

Naturally as I edited the form I unsubscribed from the newsletter which I hope cuts down on the constant spamming. Then a search for “Haydee O Urbina” turned up women of various ages who sport that name (though the middle initial was not always ‘O’) yet none seemed to be associated with Australia.

Haydee O Urbina, You Have a Message (you stinker you)

So, Photobucket’s “Haydee O Urbina”, if that’s your real name, I wish you well and hope you have better things to do in the future than to set up online accounts using other people’s email addresses. You could have selected “no newsletters” but you didn’t–thanks for nothing.

In parting, I must say that besides gaining whatever you may have gained from lying on your account form, you really know how to cause others to waste way too much of their time correcting your foolish deceit!

Written by Jude Cowell

May 10, 2015 at 4:06 pm

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