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9.10.13 Obama on TV (Syria)

Just a brief heads-up in case you want to check out a little Astrology concerning tonight’s TV address from President Obama to the American and Syrian people (and whomever) which has been posted to Stars Over Washington:

http://www.starsoverwashington.com/2013/09/91013-president-obama-speaks-on-syria.html

 

Happy Fourth of July 2013! amazing Fireworks video

Dear America,

Below my celebratory gabfest there’s a celebration-gone-wild video and a little Astrology for your birthday this Thursday, so watch your Jupiterian step!

The brief video embedded below shows an event that some may call ‘a blast from our past’ and which on one level is described in America’s July 4, 1776 natal chart (5:10 pm LMT) as the Mars-ruled Immum Coeli (IC), at the bottom of the chart, a place where roots run deep and which shows that our ancestors, forefathers, and founders fought in and aided the American Revolution (and in earlier conflicts, and certainly later ones.)

US natal IC @00Aries53 is ruled by Mars and has the Aries Point upon it (IC = the HOW? sector of the chart) denoting times when events that may affect the masses tend to occur upon the world stage. The Aries Point (00Aries00:00) is a degree in the Zodiac of recognition, fame, and prominence along with the three other Cardinal Points where activity has been observed over the centuries to have manifested when Cardinal Points are triggered, catalyzed, or simply visited by planets in their courses.

(Progressions have a say, too.)

So upon our US natal IC is the me-first sign of Aries which allows the ruler of impulse-conflict-action and aka the archetypal ‘god of war’–Mars–to tell us about what drains our nation–what siffons off our energy, manpower, monetary resources, natural bounty, and more–and how America shall end (IC/4th house of Partings and Separations.) Which is not to say the ruling class hasn’t almost throttled the Collective into oblivion already. Yet a sigh escapes and we know it won’t help our common cause directed at maintaining America as a sovereign nation to ignore the fact that as a nation we have a violent streak at our roots, in our core, our very being–and with natal Chiron in Aries/4th house as well.

But at this moment (reminds Chiron!), none of this has to be a fatal condition for America, just a telling one.

So, Happy 237th Birthday, America!

A sincere wish from one of your many Children of the Revolution, Jude Cowell

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Now if you’re a history buff, this might be interesting if you’ve not seen it – or as a review, if you have:

A Chronological List of Dates for US historical events for use in rectification work on the several versions of natal charts for America.

For How a Thing Ends Is in Its Beginning

Which is the truest, most descriptive birth chart for our nation? Can all be of use on some level (ex: our Scorpio Rising chart as a natal chart for secret agencies, spies, secret or invisible government, and such other arachnids as those?)

Astro-Note: if my schedule works as planned during the upcoming days, a Report (PDF) concerning America’s Jupiter Return of July 22, 2013 will be available for electronic delivery by mid-July! As you know, in our Sag Rising chart, Jupiter is chart-ruler making the adventurous planet very prominent in all US affairs.

Watch for an announcement via my Twitter feed (@judecowell), here on the Threshold, or at Stars Over Washington if and as you may, and visit there to order your copy of my US Solar Return 2013 Report from the sidebar, top. jc

Thanks, and don’t burn the grilled corn on the cob!

jc

As president Reagan cut funds for Mental Health

Due to the current conversation about gun violence and mental health in America, I’m posting a link to a 2004 article concerning President Reagan’s cuts to funds for mental health programs and low cost housing, the after effects we now experience.

Wonder if a conversation is in progress over super-violent video games that innoculate our children? It isn’t the emotionally and psychologically stable ones I fret about–my concern is the unstable folk who imbibe the gun-and-violence culture while purveyors of certain industries ‘pander to the lowest common denominator in order to seek their fortunes’.

Written by Jude Cowell

December 17, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Posted in America, Mental Health

Teddy Roosevelt on America’s Invisible Government

“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.”

Theodore Roosevelt, April 19, 1906

Well, the unholy alliance kept up its sorry fight these 105 years, didn’t it? Now we see how far the illuminized one-world-government/monarchist types have ‘advanced’ against We the People.

As you know, invisible (Neptune) government (Saturn) describes the fabled shadow or secret government of America which may be spied in our national horoscope by Saturn 14Lib48 and Neptune 22Vir25 (July 4, 1776.) In the Sibly version of the US chart (5:10 pm LMT), the Saturn/Neptune midpoint @ 3Lib37 crossed US natal Midheaven (the Goal/Aspiration/Public Status Point of any chart) about 3 years after 1776 by progression–during the American Revolution.

Is this when Britain took secret control of the US through the central banking system? I know what I believe but will allow you your own conclusions on the matter. Here’s the horoscope of Cornwallis’s Surrender which occurred at a time and date of Freemason George Washington’s choosing. (Planets of Inauguration 2009 are penned around the outside of the chart.)

An interesting midpoint picture forms:

Saturn/Neptune = MC: materialism v idealism; a peculiar character; losing courage quickly; using inefficient methods when tough, dedicated, complete work is needed; total capitulation to the demands of the environment.

Interestingly, America’s natal Uranus/Pluto midpoint @ 3Ari14 opposes its Saturn/Neptune midpoint, so with transit Uranus (planet of revolution, protests, strikes, upheavals, and explosions) now crosses and re-crosses our Uranus/Pluto midpoint which carries the revolution/protest vibes from their Great Conjunction/s of the mid-1960s in mid-Virgo (near US natal Neptune…new-age sciences; insecurity; unfulfilled wishes; fatigue; nervous conditions.)

So with tr Uranus triggering US natal Saturn/Neptune, what do we have? Excitability, inner unrest, a suddenly emerging weakness or illness, uncommon or unexpected recovery from weakness after a dormant period (okay!), indifference to decay in older buildings or structures (we know–the richest 1% would prefer more tax breaks, thanks.)

(Ebertin; Munkasey; Tyl; any, all, or none may apply.)

Historical Horoscopes!

On April 19, 1906, some applicable transits to US natal planets were in process:

1. Pluto to US natal Mars @ 22Gem (Mars = motivation, energy, action, weapons, military, police; men between the ages of 25–35, give or take a year)) marked a time when greater control and power were sought, and there was a single-minded approach to revenge and physical efforts; issues involve secrecy, danger, agression, conservation, research/development, and competition.

2. Pluto square n Neptune indicates that financial and political changes and restricitons were at odds with society’s prevailing spiritual values and ideals.

3/4/5. Neptune conjunct Sun, Venus, and Jupiter–issues of confusion, muddled identity, eroded integrity, fanaticism, and misguided motivations and actions (Sun); murky alliances, deception, obsession and paranoia (Venus); illusion + extravagance, intellectual snobbery, and get rich quick schemes (Jupiter.) Meanwhile…

6. Uranus opposed Sun, Venus, and Jupiter, a time of forced separations, unpredictable directions caused by ego, and challenges to leadership (Sun); unstable or unpredictable reactions to others may cause separations, and legal matters may be reversed or temporary (Venus); optimism or generosity may be wildly misplaced, professional advancement may turn out unfavorably, economic expansion is subject to change and instability (Jupiter.)

7. Saturn squared n Uranus marks a period when authority, tradition, and experience clash with future plans, and those who seek a New Order have a difficult time selling it–unlike in 2011 with powerful subversive, wealthy Pluto, The Dragon, now opposing our natal Venus, Jupiter–and, before too many more US elections are stolen–Sun, which represents ‘leadership’ or ‘the leader’ in Mundane Astrology, describing a contest of wills/no-compromise conditions for the president whose power may be transformed or even discontinued due to impotency–what Washington politicians now work to achieve in their attempt to prove that the world ‘needs’ a new world order to ‘deal’ with earth’s massive, self-created problems.

And that the US government no longer ‘works’ at all.

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Midpoint pictures from Tyl; Ebertin; Munkasey; any, all, or none may apply.

Cold Hearts in America (and three quotes)

The first quote concerns America’s shadow personality, the one most of us prefer to ignore, and it fits in with some Republican audience members’ shouted sentiments like, Let him die!, and other such cold hearted remarks and attitudes–and they know who they are.

We’d all better hope that those with such harsh sentiments toward their fellow man–fellow Americans–aren’t nurses, doctors, or other healthcare workers.

And I’d best fix my own cup of tea, thanks. You, I can’t trust.

“The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them. You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It’s a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis.” -Harold Pinter, 2005 Nobel Lecture

“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” –Hermann Goering (1893-1946) Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe, President of the Reichstag.

“The people never give up their liberties, but under some delusion.” –Edmund Burke (1729-1797) Irish-born British statesman, parliamentary orator, and political thinker

Uncomfortable how these three quotes go together on some fundamental American level, isn’t it?

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Three quotes compliments of the excellent Information Clearing House Newsletter, an independently supported, non-corporate news source.

Time for Civil Disobedience in the US?

Thoughts of America in November 2011

by Jude Cowell

“Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is the numbers of people all over the world who have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience…Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves…[and] the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.”

– Howard Zinn

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If you’ve ever read my Political Astrology articles you know that on one level I’ve been describing rebellious Uranus now in Mars-ruled Aries as ‘Utopians’ because that’s one expression of Uranus in Aries according to Reinhold Ebertin in his midpoint directory, The Combination of Stellar Influences.

And if you follow Astrology much at all, you know that in 2010, transit Uranus entered feisty Aries by crossing the Aries Point, one of the four World Points of Manifestation which historically times important events which tend to affect the entire world.

So if you’re familiar with the Sibly version of America’s natal horoscope (July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA with Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius rising), then you know that America’s IC (4th cusp, The Foundation or End of the Matter, aka, The Drain in any horoscope, and denoting Domestic Scene and Homeland) has been accosted by Uranus in Aries as the planet of revolution and uprisings hits the Aries Point (AP.)

My point, ill-made though it be, is that the Utopians have arrived and their intent to shake up our nation and rearrange all the furniture so that we cannot recognize where to lay our heads–is on disply with the current ‘debt-deal’ drama and the bill that has issued from it.

Holding hostages is typical behavior for radical reformers of the Uranian kind and they don’t care who gets hurt or damaged as long as their ‘vision’ is fulfilled…it’s a strain of the ‘success at any cost’ model of Machiavellian politics.

The hurt, however, is yet to be fully appreciated by the majority of the American people. The Uranian invasion and government coup has been ramped up and as I’ve typed many times before these last 6 years of blogging—these people play for keeps.

And come November 2011, when there will manifest in early Sagittarius a Solar Eclipse with sinister undertones and the ‘cuts’ are to be decided upon by the newly created “Super Congress” of 12 (like a special “council of wise men”?) we may see what the US government has been up to behind closed doors as the power of the US Congress is superceded–usurped–by an elite group of those who were in on the sky-is-falling game all along.

Yet with the energies described by Astrology working naturally in an AC-DC manner, the Utopian activism now throttling Washington DC can be turned around by the rest of us who Do Not want American to crash and be reinstituted like a phoenix rising from ashes.

Is it time for (peaceful) civil disobedience in America? the current Uranus/Pluto square says, Yes! For the mid-1960s saw the Great Conjunction/s of the revolutionary combo of Uranus and Pluto in mid-Virgo and their cyclic square now times a point of crisis when similar issues from the 1960s resurface–such as Civil Rights, disenfranchisement, and other anti-societal ills.

Uranus reached US natal IC (00Ari53, slightly past the AP) in 2010 and will continue to do so, thanks to quirky Uranus’ retrogradation, into January 2012.

But November 2011 isn’t left out of Uranus’ radical schedule for one of the conjunctions to US natal IC occurs on November 16, 2011, with the difficult Solar Eclipse manifesting on November 25, 2011 in the 14 North Series (“A peculiar turn of events”–Brady) @ ‘2 Sag’–opposite President Obama’s natal Moon in Gemini–and the mini-me Congress of 12 power elite is set to divulge their recommendations for further cuts on November 23!

For more on this topic which has come home to America to roost, you may wish to try Coercive Utopians.

Plus, there’s always the excellent Thom Hartmann and his progressive views on and about America!

Top Jobs for Obama Financial Supporters

Though I’m not surprised and consider this tit-for-tat arrangement to be as old as America herself (as is the obvious hypocrisy involved), I present this article to you in a spirit of keeping a squinty and dissenting eye upon the inhabitants of the White House, no matter their party:

Spoils Of Victory: Obama Financial Suporters Get Top Jobs

By Fred Schulte, John Aloysius Farrell and Jeremy Borden

More than two years after President Obama took office vowing to banish “special interests” from his administration, nearly 200 of his biggest donors have landed plum government jobs and advisory posts, won federal contracts worth millions of dollars for their business interests.

As they say, old boss same as the new!

Plus, you may be interested in reading my brief astro-peek at Michele Bachmann’s natal horoscope published today over at Stars Over Washington.

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