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Saturn in Sagittarius: the Joyful Child grows up

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Astrology: Questions and Answers

Saturn is settling down for his journey through the exuberant, joyful sign of Sagittarius for the next two years or so. Mars is currently conjunct Jupiter in Virgo (in my First House) as I  reflect on the importance of Jupiter’s natural, spontaneous exuberance being modified and curbed by Saturn’s practicality and realism if we want to generate anything lasting in our lives. This reflection has made me think of  the importance of retaining the capacity for simple joy, as Life tosses its inevitable challenges our way.

Beautiful Saturn Beautiful Saturn image

In honouring both Jupiter and Saturn, then, let us first celebrate the spontaneous, resilient, Joyful Child within all of us, explore how it fares as we mature. If we are lucky, this part manages to survive the batterings, brutalities and tragedies of existence,  continuing to provide inspiration and faith that life is worth living.

Who, exactly, is this Child? The basic stuff of which…

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Written by Jude Cowell

October 26, 2015 at 12:12 pm

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Trudeau Dynasty : Oligarchy and Nixon

The Oligarch Kings


The most interesting snippit of Oligarchical news this week was that young Justin Trudeau had been elected Prime Minister of Canada.

Now this blog principally concerns itself with the oligarchical politics of the United States, but allows the occasional afternoon off to look at other democracies where the interests of the population are being placed at risk by an oligarchical elite whose primary duty is to their own interests.

The risks inherent with Oligarchy need to be noted wherever they occur. Even in seemingly unlikely soil like Canada, oligarch shall speak to oligarch.

It can be fascinating to see that these oligarchy’s recognise and support each other.

The photograph at the top of the post is of a meeting way back in April 1972 when President Nixon met with Justin’s father Pierre Trudeau. Justin was just four months old and had been brought along for the trip. It helped Margaret…

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Written by Jude Cowell

October 26, 2015 at 12:07 pm

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“I have known autumn too long”: e e cummings captures Autumn’s fleeting melancholy

Autumn, my favorite season!

Writing from the Twelfth House

Today, feeling drifty and pleasantly melancholic as befits the season, I went looking for an apt quote to accompany my two autumn pictures, taken earlier this week on a glorious, cooling, sunlit autumnal walk toward my office at the far edge of lovely Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow, Scotland, UK .Here is the quote, from one of my favourite poets,e.e.cummings, born, appropriately, on 14th October. For me, it strikes the right note of  both simplicity, power and bleakness.

“A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.”

e. e. cummings

Enjoy the photos! Feel free, also, to add a favourite autumnal quote of your own in the comments box, should the spirit of autumn move you to do so…

Sunlit Path Sunlit Path

Leaf Fall Leaf Fall

photos: Anne Whitaker


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Written by Jude Cowell

October 26, 2015 at 12:04 pm

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