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Archive for April 2019

My webpage is as impressive as the family castle…

Here’s the ancient Kyle Castle in Scotland or what’s standing. Not much to show from centuries of generations of the Kyle, Kile, Coel, Coil, Coyle, Coilus, Caelus, Cole, Cowell, etc etc clan is there?! Anyway, thanks Doug for the photo!


Written by Jude Cowell

April 27, 2019 at 9:20 pm

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An Appreciation for Nature

Beautiful. Transitory? ‘Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature.’

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P2070025 yes yes yes variable seedeaters“The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves.”
― Jane Goodall

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“Nature doesn’t need people – people need nature; nature would survive the extinction of the human being and go on just fine, but human culture, human beings, cannot survive without nature.”  Harrison Ford

P1500580 FEMALE VARIABLE SEEDEATER EATING SEEDS ‘Seeds! Yum, yum!” – Female Variable Seedeater

“Hundreds of species are facing extinction due to human impacts on the environment.” – Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Poza Honda Ecuador “Yum Yum!

“If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us.” –David Suzuki

0 2018 may 21 seedeaters eating tainted seeds P1910658 AN ARC OF SEEDEATERS 2018 – Variable Seedeaters

“Humans regard animals as worthy of protection only when they are on the verge of extinction.” – Paul Craig Roberts

0 2018 may 21 seedeaters eating tainted seeds P1910651“This seedeater is a common to abundant bird in lowlands and foothills…

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Written by Jude Cowell

April 24, 2019 at 10:12 pm

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The Saturn Cycle…Measuring Time…Part One

Timekeeper Saturn comes round to us all!

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saturn6_cassini If you’re coming around to 30, 60 or 90 years of age (rounding the numbers off to prioritize ‘concept’), you’re probably approaching a time period that astrologer’s call the Saturn Return.

Volumes have been written about the Saturn Return and I encourage you to Google the term and start reading. However, be prepared. You may not like what you read. Saturn has a reputation of bringing us face to face with cold, hard reality.

If you stay with it though, there are some very substantial rewards to be gained, and they’re always worth whatever efforts you make. We can talk more about the essential meaning of the planet later. Remember, these  are years when critical decisions are being made……consciously and/or unconsciously. Take your time. Move slow.  Demonstrate Patience.

The 3 year period of time that precedes the return, beginning somewhere around the ages 27, 57, or 87 approximate is also…

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Written by Jude Cowell

April 8, 2019 at 3:22 pm

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Saturn and the Moon’s South Node

With transit Saturn and South Node of the Moon currently conjoined in space here is a reblog of something I wrote many moons ago:

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Her New Tatoo

drawing: Her New Taboo Tatoo

When transiting Saturn and the South Node of the Moon met up in October ’07 some mention was made of it at my Political Astrology blog, Stars Over Washington.

But here are some general notes on the pairing of Saturn (separation; restriction principle; loss; lessons; denial; control; delay; responsibility; authority; accountability; form), and South Node (SN), a point of separation, past connections, talents and abilities; also has to do with inheritance and family entanglements…and on a psychological level, with neuroses–defensive behavior we developed which made sense at the time but now doesn’t give an appropriate result to our current situation and needs.

Like bashing our noggins against brick walls, falling back on habitual SN behavior is okay as a short respite but if we want better outcomes in our lives, we must change our behavior to match today’s reality. Easy to say, isn’t it?

Funny how we…

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Written by Jude Cowell

April 7, 2019 at 10:49 am

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Book Review: Castle on the Rise

An insightful book review! I always like it when history and genealogy inform one another.

Princes, Paupers, Pilgrims & Pioneers

For more than 800 years, the relationship between England and Ireland was held in a tenuous balance. The English Parliament and Crown felt that Ireland could not nor should not be independent of England:

Ireland is too great to be unconnected with us, and too near us to be dependent on a foreign state, and too little to be independent. ~C.T. Grenville, the Duke of Rutland, 3 December 1784.

However, many Irish citizens thought differently. Starting in 1534, the Irish began opposing English claims on their land and demanding sovereignty. Conflicts continued for more than 250 years.

Then, 14 years after the Duke of Rutland uttered his condescending words, the Irish Rebellion of 1798 erupted. Inspired by both the American Revolution and the French Revolution, the Society of United Irishmen, dedicated to the pursuit of a republican form of government in a separate and independent Ireland, took up arms against…

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Written by Jude Cowell

April 4, 2019 at 1:58 am

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Astrological Psychology and Asklepios Connection

Huber method of Astrological Psychology and Dreams

Operator's Manual

notes playing to a theme


The Online Reference Guide to African American History

Genealogy With Valerie

Genealogy..a journey to the past present and future.

Applegate Genealogy

Helping others discover their roots

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An eclectic mix of technology, poetry, stuff I find, and my ramblings

Emersion: An Alternative Study of Elective Astrology in Political History

We investigate the hidden and cryptic history of the use of astrology by historical figures and groups.

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The Coyle Clan

The History & Memories of Coyle Clan-folk & Kin

Princes, Paupers, Pilgrims & Pioneers

“There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots, the other is wings.” Teaching children values and giving them the opportunity to excel is essential to good parenting. However, I feel I must also provide my children (and myself) insight into the ones who came before us: our ancestors whose lives and stories have shaped us into who we are. This is my journey; these are their stories…


Historical novels, films and TV programmes

Shaking the tree

musings on the journey towards knowing and sharing my family's stories


Collecting stories from family historians who are climbing their family trees and planning trips to where their ancestors actually lived!

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