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Full Moon in Aries, October 20, 2021

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With an Aries Moon Mars in Libra is important!

Libra Seeking Balance

Tensions are likely to run high on this Full Moon at 27° 26’ Aries on 20 October 2021, 07:58 PDT. The biggest contributing factor is a cardinal T-Square created by the Aries Moon opposing the Sun and Mars in Libra with both squaring Pluto in Capricorn. The square between the Libra Sun and Pluto is exact on October 17 while the Mars-Pluto square is exact on October 21. If we’re feeling something has to give, this Full Moon will intensify those feelings. With Pluto involved, the changes emerging now are more likely to be permanent. For better or worse, people or situations that leave our lives are not likely to return.

What Mars is up to on an Aries Full Moon is very important. This time Mars in Libra is right in the middle of the action, conjoining the Libra Sun, opposing the Aries Moon, squaring Pluto in Capricorn, and…

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October 19, 2021 at 4:58 am

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New Moon in Libra

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Insightful lunar notes from Diane L.!

Libra Seeking Balance

New Moons are usually times when we turn inward to contemplate our path forward but this New Moon at 13° 25’ Libra has the potential to be quite volatile. That’s because the Sun and Moon in Libra are conjoining Mars in Libra. We’re going to be reminded Libra is a masculine, cardinal sign and will push back hard when provoked. Another factor keeping things unsettled is an inconjunct to the luminaries and Mars from Uranus in Taurus. Just about the time we think we’ve figured out how to keep negotiations running smoothly, something unexpected throws a wrench in the works.

Libra and Taurus are both Venus ruled signs and as such prefer a peaceful atmosphere. Unfortunately having Mars and Uranus in the mix makes keeping the peace more challenging. Mars is a natural agitator and we all know Uranus is the original pot stirrer. We need the stimulus both Mars…

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October 6, 2021 at 3:42 am

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The Man Who Scorched the Earth: Phaethon, Donald Trump & 5G

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Humanity’s 5G concerns translated via Phaethon mythology and Astrology:

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In Greek mythology, Phaethon which means “shining” is the son of the Sun god Helios and mortal woman Clymene. Helios steers his mighty chariot across the sky each day causing the sun to rise and set. After painful ridicule and in a desperate attempt to prove his godly parentage, Phaethon requests permission to take the reins of his father’s chariot for one day. Helios, non-too thrilled by his son’s request nevertheless consents as he has promised to grant Phaethon one wish whatever it may be. After being cautioned by his father to always take the middle path and avoid flying too high or too low, the bold Phaethon sets off on his quest… It must have been during a Jupiter Pluto conjunction.

It soon becomes clear that the young demigod is way out of his league and is far from able to harness the power of…

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October 3, 2021 at 12:54 pm

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Autumn Equinox 2021: an Aries Moon affair

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When the Sun enters Venus-ruled Libra on Wednesday September 22, 2021 at 3:21 pm EDT, the equinox Moon @21Ari07 floats through the 4th house with the Sun (00Lib00:00) in 8th house and approaching Mars @5Lib03. Rising at that moment in Washington DC is 14Cap08 (“15Cap’: “Many Toys in the Children’s Ward of the Hospital Really Care” – Jones) so old man Saturn Rx @7AQ09 rules the chart and is the second planet to rise in DC after Pluto Rx @24Cap21 denoting transformative events on the horizon for the US (as represented by our nation’s capital city).

Now as you know, both Saturn and Pluto are karmic planets and obviously the ongoing pandemic and difficult hospitalization conditions are emphasized by the above Sabian Symbol. And actually, a look back at their harsh, painstaking Great Conjunction of January 12, 2020 is not out of the question since their 33-year cycle began at that time @22Cap46 and early 2020 (and late 2019) relates to the increasing cases of Covid-19 in the US and elsewhere. The planetary pair also suggests the uprising of violent people but that’s another story.

Note that all or any of this could be different for you – this is merely a general reading, not a personal one!

Meanwhile, if you wish more details as seen through a common-good political lens concerning the Autumn Equinox 2021 Horoscope set for Washington DC, you’re cordially invited to have a peek at my August 8, 2021 post Autumn Equinox 2021 – Selena and the Snake Charmer:


So with the 2021 Autumn Equinox Moon in Mars-ruled Aries we have a Sun Libra-Moon Aries blend of conscious and unconscious energies with Mars-Venus vibes influencing the Fall season. This is the blend of the cool-headed “peace-making crusader” who can be “jolted by emotional conflict and criticism from others.” There’s a sociability and a sense of “great expectations” to this blend and romance is not out of the picture! There can be quite a tussle with independence vs dependence issues in some partnerships so watch out for this.

And note that ideally, diplomacy should also be a part of the Venus-Mars picture.

For more information on this blend of the Fall season you may wish to consult Sun Sign-Moon Sign by Charles and Suzi Harvey (#ad).

Written by Jude Cowell

September 19, 2021 at 6:10 pm

9/11/01 and 9/11’s Solar Return 2021

September 7, 2021: Today on Stars Over Washington I published a bi-wheel of the September 11, 2001 WTC Attacks with the 9/11 Solar Return chart 2021 around the outside to serve as a transit chart. Follow the link, below, and you’ll see that transit Jupiter Rx has been conjoining the 9/11 position of shocking Uranus, and the ‘grim face of reality’ transit is in force via transit Saturn Rx conjunct 9/11 Neptune Rx (4th house):


Now let’s add here the cosmic flavors of each day for the sake of comparison:

September 11, 2001 = Sun Virgo-Moon Gemini (Airy double Mercury vibes, plus, planet Mercury in Libra rises and conjuncts US natal Saturn: restriction of info, seeking advice, and/or Mercurial air planes hit hard Saturnian surfaces); this a sociable, hospitable blend of conscious (Sun) and unconscious (Moon) energies which relates to observance (of the act) and the collection of information or intel (which was lacking or ignored on, and previous to, that day). However, this blend can result in getting side-tracked by too many details and may tend to judge others.

Its ‘Image for Integration’: “A precision engineer develops new methods of communication.”

(Note: As you may remember pre-9/11, the FBI and CIA didn’t share intel between agencies and as far as I know, perhaps they still don’t.)

September 11, 2021 = Sun Virgo-Moon Scorpio (an Earth-Water blend with intense Mercury-Mars-Pluto vibes; ASC 28Leo00 so Sun is chart-ruler and leads a Locomotive shape of planets denoting a highly placed executive with a ruthless determination toward success). This is the “loyal servant vs power-lusting tycoon” combination which can be vindictive when cornered yet is shrewd, rational, hardworking, and focused on duty. However, prejudices, probably long-held, are this blend’s Achilles heel.

There are two interesting ‘Images for Integration’ for Sun Virgo-Moon Scorpio which of course may apply to current situations, conditions, and/or issues other than the 20th anniversary of 9/11/01:

“A zealous insect lover stands quietly in the bushes observing the mating habits of the praying mantis…An impassioned doctor contributes statistics and personal views at a forum for discussing anti-abortion laws.”

(For more details see Sun Sign-Moon Sign, by Charles and Suzi Harvey.)

Finally, you’ll note that at 8:46 am EDT on 9/11/01, Sun-MC midpoint (The Goal) = Venus: ‘molding or shaping global politics’ (M. Munkasey), and the Sun’s rounded up Sabian Symbol (19Virgo) = “A Swimming Race” with Keyword: “ELIMINATION.” Now in light of Venus and her ‘Swimming Race’, I’ll add my personal opinion that the “elimination” involved a variety of things such as people’s lives, plus, wealth, income, and freedom. But one potential that stands out to me – and one which is part of an ongoing process made crystal clear in recent years as democracy is under serious attack across the globe – is the elimination of the US from her global leadership role.

Disagree all you like, dear reader, but there it is.

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September 7, 2021 at 6:52 pm

New Moon in Virgo, September 6, 2021

Tonight’s the night! TY Diane 😉

Libra Seeking Balance

The desire to make some changes in our lives is strong on the New Moon at 14° 38′ Virgo on 6 September 2021, 05:52 PM PDT. An exact trine to unpredictable Uranus in Taurus is the reason why. These can be anything from a minor change to our daily routines increasing efficiency to deciding to move across country for a new job. Earth signs dominate the New Moon chart which increases the likelihood our choices will affect us not just in theory but in tangible ways.

Where dissonance creeps in on this New Moon is through the differences in opinion between the planets in air and those in earth. Mercury, Virgo’s ruler, is in Libra and has an important part in this. It is still trine Saturn in Aquarius, a really excellent influence for seeing things clearly and dispassionately. Nonetheless, our brilliant ideas will likely to considered too idealistic by…

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September 6, 2021 at 10:07 pm

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Full Moon in Aquarius, August 22, 2021

Details on August 22, 2021’s Blue Moon in Aquarius!

Libra Seeking Balance

This Full Moon is special in several ways. For starters, it is the second Full Moon in Aquarius this Leo season, it is a “Blue Moon” or the second Full Moon in a calendar month and finally it is the most peaceful lunation we’ve had in quite some time. So please enjoy this Full Moon at 29° 37′ Aquarius!

The Leo Sun and Aquarius Moon only have one planet aspecting them, Jupiter in Aquarius. It conjoins the Moon and opposes the Sun. This ought to give this Full Moon an expansive energy. A word of caution . . . make an effort to see the bright side because Jupiter does not tend to discriminate between happy and sad. If we’re feeling down, it can make us feel worse instead of better. Because the luminaries have reached 29°, the anaretic degree, it is likely some phase in our lives related to…

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August 22, 2021 at 4:34 pm

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New Moon in Leo, August 8, 2021

Great insights for the Leo New Moon!

Libra Seeking Balance

It looks to be a prickly New Moon at 16° 14′ Leo on 8 August 2021, 06:51 AM PDT. The Leo Sun and Moon are tightly square to Uranus in Taurus, driving the need to be free to do whatever strikes our fancy. For some this New Moon may provide the push they need to break away from a stifling situation though in general it would be a good idea to think about those who care about us before trompling all over them on the way out the door.

Mercury in Leo is in a sticky situation. It is the apex of a Yod with Pluto in Capricorn widely sextile Neptune in Pisces as the base. Leo’s dark side is a tendency towards arrogance and being overly prideful. They can get caught up with the fantasy they truly are kings and queens of all they survey, usually with unhappy results…

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August 7, 2021 at 9:17 pm

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Masons honor one of their own: Gerald R. Ford

July 14, 2021: A re-blog in honor of 14th President Gerald Ford born July 14, 1913:

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SAGINAW NEWS | Jan 3, 2007 


Brother Gerald R. Ford Sovereign Grand Inspector General 33rd degree. Member of Royal Order of Jesters, a secret society within the Shrine. “The Jesters pride themselves in having control of all leadership positions at all of the Shrine Temples in the US and Canada as well as the Imperial Shrine leadership. Oral sex competitions between brothers were considered ‘fun’ activities to build a strong brotherhood bond between members of the Royal Order of Jesters.”

Freemasons across Michigan will drape the altars in all 335 Masonic Lodges throughout the state for 30 days in memory of former President Gerald R. Ford, who was a Mason.

Grand Master Walter F. Wheeler of the Michigan Masons ordered the Freemasons to perform the brief ceremony of putting a black drape over the altar, followed by a moment of silence at their January meetings.

Saginaw County has…

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July 14, 2021 at 5:53 pm

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Color-Coded Ancestry

A useful idea for researchers!

Princes, Paupers, Pilgrims & Pioneers

Approximately five years ago, a family history blogger, J. Paul Hawthorne, a.k.a. the GeneaSpy, came up with a simple process of keeping track of his family’s birthplaces, using color-coded charts. He posted his idea on his blog, and that idea inspired others. What started as an easy way for him to trace his family places of origin quickly went viral, and amateur genealogists everywhere answered the call to color-code their charts.

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July 13, 2021 at 10:29 pm

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