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Edgar Allan Poe: Beyond the Horror video

You know actually I’ve been known to publish posts concerning Edgar Allan Poe’s natal chart including a display of his death horoscope if you’re curious.

Cosmic Weather of the July 16 2019 Lunar Eclipse

Today a fresh post is published to my Political Astrology site Stars Over Washington in which an attempt is made to illuminate some basic information embedded within the July 16, 2019 Lunar Eclipse @24Capricorn04 via its Illumination Point degree and symbol. The karmic confrontation degrees are also included in order to present a fuller view of this uncovering-of-secrets lunation which is, of course, a Full Moon of awareness, fulfillment, and/or culmination of some kind which was ‘seeded’ at the last New Moon–lo and behold, the July 2, 2019 Solar Eclipse @10Can37! No doubt about it that July 2019 is a highly karmic month of ‘wild card’ eclipses for America and for the world.

So let’s put away the tribalism-nationalism of Cancer and the austerity-severity vibes of Capricorn for a few minutes and consider the Sun-Moon blend of the July 16 Lunar Eclipse, Sun Cancer-Moon Capricorn, which enables us to nab ourselves a peek at the cosmic weather on that particular day as spotlighted by the Capricorn Moon opposing a Cancerian Sun.

Right away we know that the Water-Earth Sun Cancer-Moon Capricorn combination of conscious-unconscious energies falls under a Moon-Saturn vibe which includes potentials for depression, suppression, and/or isolation but can also trigger ambition, strategy, and a sense of determined direction. Plus, a Water-Earth combination is pragmatic and practical and prefers dealing with the real world and the ‘bottom line’ in the realms of Home, Family, Nurturance, and Security (Cancer) and in the worlds of Business, Career, Law, Finance and Investment, and/or Government. And as you know, all Full Moons time or reveal something about relationships, whether they’re straining, ending, strengthening, or otherwise. Positive motives and honest commitment are the operables words there.

Now individuals and entities influenced by this blend tend toward introspection, shrewdness, taking responsibility, and can “drive a hard bargain” when necessary. Intuition (Cancer) is strong and leadership talents (Capricorn) are typical and there is often an interest in genealogical research for family ties are enduring. Loyalty is valued, recognition and a level of authority are needed, plus, a diplomatic streak may be in evidence with Sun Cancer-Moon Capricorn.

So let’s close with the Image for Integration for Sun Cancer-Moon Capricorn as given by Charles and Suzi Harvey in their classic astrology book, Sun Sign-Moon Sign:
“An ancient water mill works away in rhythmic fashion, meting out just the required amount of fluid force to grind the corn that nourishes and sustains the village.”

Well, water is the strongest element, is it not?

Written by Jude Cowell

July 6, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Astro-Notes on Claude Monet

Houses of Parliament, London: The Sun Shining Through the Fog, 1904, Claude Monet [Public domain]; Musee d’Orsay

The natal horoscope of Impressionist painter Claude Monet (November 14, 1840–December 5, 1926) is untimed and thus rated AXX with no ascending (rising) sign. This mysterious circumstance prevents knowing in which houses of life to place his planets. However, his Sun at or about 22 Scorpio and his Moon in either Cancer or Leo make it possible to ascertain information about Monet’s personality for those who may be interested yet some sleuthing may be necessary in the lunar department!

For Your Consideration: Two Possible Personality Blends of Claude Monet

Sun Scorpio-Moon Cancer, a double Water blend of feelings and imagination, easily able to “go with the flow.” Gushing with emotions or suddenly becoming misty and teary-eyed are features of a Water-Water personality. Right away we think of his fascination with water and water-lilies as a topic for his paintings and the lily pond he created at this home in Giverny.

The Water element is feminine-oriented and highly creative yet men with Water strong in their natures often become ultra-rational and proud of showing little if any emotion. If so, emotional types would be found in his environment, acting out emotions in his stead. With Sun Scorpio-Moon Cancer a streak of clannishness would be in evidence, along with shrewdness, secretiveness, and a passionate commitment to his creative projects and to the people in his life–although his own survival needs would come first.

With this blend extreme subjectivity would triumph over objectivity and negative emotions could overpower the thought processes; sinking into abject self-pity is a negative potential. If this is the personality blend of Claude Monet, he shares it with US president Theodore Roosevelt and body-builder Charles Atlas!

So let’s consider Sun Scorpio-Moon Leo, a steamy Water-Fire combo of elements–steam which can cleanse and sterilize or scald. This elemental blend reveals an artistic temperament of volatility, romantic passion, and wildly changing moods. Thriving on love, this type is warm and emotional with a life that is rarely smooth-running. For positive results, this much volatile emotion must be channeled into creative pursuits and if this describes Monet, he definitely did it well! Of course, with Moon in Sun-ruled Leo, his reigning need would be for applause, approval, public attention, and recognition for his talent, plus, dramatic changes in his love relationships may also have been a factor during his lifetime.

Now Sun Scorpio-Moon Leo personalities can be bright and brooding, ambitious and intense, and exhibit a strong sense of self-dramatization. If this blend describes Monet’s personality, he felt he deserved a central place in society yet protected his privacy once the limelight was directed upon him (his lovely home at Giverny would have been the private place of serenity and calm, oui?) A desire to give expression to his feelings would guide his creative projects and compulsive workaholism would be evident. Perhaps this may be seen by his tendency to paint the same subjects in a series of images, showing the passage of time by the movement of light over forms. This blend has the ability to “see and encourage light” from within the “blackest darkness.”

And with Sun Scorpio-Moon Leo, a strong anarchistic streak would cause a ‘do my own thing’ vibe in the man although an ability to outwardly conform for the sake of his career would be helpful for achieving personal and economic success.

If the Sun Scorpio-Moon Leo pair of conscious-unconscious energies is the natal blend of Claude Monet then he shares it with poet Ezra Pound and actress-genius Hedy Lamar and one of two ‘Images for Integration’ seems quite applicable here:

“A Samaritan mirrors sunshine into the depth of a dark pit bringing hope to those who live there.” (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzi Harvey).

Any thoughts? Well, perhaps you’ll agree with me that the stronger case is made for Claude Monet as a Sun Scorpio-Moon Leo native!

Note: the Wikipedia bio of Monet is an excellent resource containing a large variety of his paintings along with biographical details of his life, relationships, career, and creative techniques.

Written by Jude Cowell

June 30, 2019 at 1:43 pm

Posted in art, art history, astrology

Spring EQ 2018: Sun Aries-Moon Taurus

Here are my astro-notes concerning Spring Equinox 2018 which perfects when the Sun reaches 00Ari00, the Aries Point on March 20, 2018 at 12:15:28 pm edt. In this post let’s focus primarily on the day’s (and thus the Spring Season’s and, some would say, the entire year’s cosmic weather until March 2019) via the Sun-Moon blend of conscious plus unconscious energies and the synergy created by this particular blend.

Additionally, a view of the Spring EQ 2018 Horoscope set for Washington DC is available if you’re curious. In the chart, you’ll see scandalous Neptune in Pisces at Midheaven and so the scandals, leaks, and cover-ups in America continue. Paranoia, fear, and contagion are unfortunately suggested as well by both Neptune and its natural sign of the Two Fishes. The good news with Neptune is that divine inspiration is always available for those open to higher aspirations than the mere temporal.

As for a general perspective on Spring EQ 2018, a consideration of its Fire-Earth Sun Aries-Moon Taurus combination suggests a time when stamina, courage, and determination are in order, while self-centeredness and personal ambition are top of the agenda for folks of a driven persuasion. However, there may be in evidence a stop-go approach to issues as egos pose obstacles to cooperation and understandably disrupt harmony.

Actually, all Fire-Earth blends hint at volcanoes in eruption and cause a ‘bulldozer’ effect within conditions which tend to reveal dictatorial attitudes where they exist. Expectably, this sort of combo of energies works well for politicians born under it. One example (though technically he is not a politician, he just feeds off them) is the recently indicted political operative Paul Manafort. In 2017 he appeared in a SO’W post I titled Paul Manafort: the Ram and the Bull for obvious sign-based reasons.

This is the blend of the ‘tactless diplomat’ which suggests recent moves toward a meeting between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Why, some people have even suggested Kim’s pal Dennis Rodman to act as ‘diplomat’! Yes, humor and wit are part of the Sun Aries-Moon Taurus blend and this particular face-to-face of global proportions is an example of Spring 2018’s ha-has which may become all too real with hard-to-predict results.

Yet the tough vs tender Sun Aries-Moon Taurus combo is able to cut through non-essentials with intellect and a vital spirit but don’t be surprised if it sometimes likes to play devil’s advocate. Smoothing down the ruffled feathers of others is also on the Spring 2018 agenda as are entrepreneurship and the self-confidence to push for economic security. Under these energies hypocrisy cannot thrive (which bodes ill for Washington politicians!) although those who possess magnetic charm will prosper (unless other factors in the psyche interfere). One caution is not to allow jealousy or possessiveness to ruin relationships (always good advice).

So now you have my solar-lunar astro-notes on Spring Equinox 2018 some of which are gleaned from the Harveys’ excellent book Sun Sign-Moon Sign. Let’s close with a famous quote from another fellow who was born under the influence of this Fire-Earth combination, Sleepy Hollow author Washington Irving,

“A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.”

Above image: my pencil drawing, Abandoned Garden.

Written by Jude Cowell

March 10, 2018 at 8:58 pm

The ‘Abuse of Power’ Asteroid in Astrology

The name Atlantis can bring multiple images to mind – of mythical islands and modern day spacecraft among them – and for astrologers an archetype appears carrying ‘the abuse or misuse of power’ type of energy, and its position shows the place in a natal chart where the person feels ‘doomed’.

Since I follow US Politics as closely as I can stand without having to fumigate, it seldom escapes my notice when a topic or scandal begins to ‘trend’ in the 24/7 news cycle. They’re hard to miss, aren’t they? Especially since media types pound certain ‘reports’ over and over into our brains as long as we’re ‘connected’ through some tech device or other. Meanwhile, we skip along like piped children, similar to how Terrence Mckenna predicted we would -enthralled by a fascinating device that glows!

Well, if you’re curious or have missed it thus far, here’s my favorite 4 minutes of Terrence Mckenna predicting future conditions on Earth (1998 — 2012). He pretty much covers many of the outcomes we deal with today (or neglect dealing with, as the case may be). I guess with spot-on predictions ‘uncanny’ is the word yet the brief video clip contains concepts you may find worth considering if you dare!

Mckenna’s remarks encompass conditions which make possible the scandals created by the Roy Moore and Donald Trump allegations of abuse of power and harassment against young women and girls (and perhaps against others too). Theirs is bounder and cad behavior, as you know. Compulsive-obsessive, mommy issues, narcissism, hubris, master-servant complexes, misogyny, pedophilia, objectification of women, whatevs. And of course, the label ‘sociopath’ for such anti-social, over-the-line behavior is never far behind.

So naturally I had to discover the Zodiacal positions of asteroid and archetype Atlantis in the two men’s natal horoscopes. Then I wrote briefly about them so if you’re interested you’ll find my Atlantis post at Stars Over Washington along with the venerable, erudite Plato making a tiny little cameo appearance!

Sep 3, 2017 Mercury activates August Solar Eclipse

For those who may be interested, September 3 (tomorrow) finds transit Mercury, planet of communications, ideas, travel, trade, investigations and negotiations activating the degree (28Leo32:56) of The Great American Eclipse which manifested on August 21, 2017 and landed upon Trump’s natal Ascendant (ASC = physical body–you remember Mr. Trump looked at the eclipse 6 times without safety glasses!) which brings him right on into the eclipse picture big time.

If you wish, do check out today’s Stars Over Washington post which displays the Mercurial Sept 3rd horoscope set for the White House, Washington DC:

Sept 3, 2017 Mercury to August Solar Eclipse Degree

Also let’s add here a bit of info on Sept 3rd’s Sun Virgo-Moon Aquarius blend, an Earth-Air combo of rationality, objectivity, and efficiency. Adroit with language, Earth-Air blends use slang to good effect, are masters of understatement, and tend to be down-to-earth types who may neglect the emotional side of life and run the risk of becoming “dry as dust.”

Rebellious yet reliable, dispassionately critical, Sun Virgo-Moon AQ folk are shrewd, principled intellectuals, reformers, and are idealistic.

To close, here are three insightful quotes from famous people who were born under Sun Virgo-Moon AQ:

“No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her own body.” Margaret Sanger.

“If the world does not please you, you can change it.” H.G. Wells

And last, but definitely not least:

“The real lost souls don’t wear their hair long and play guitars. They have crew cuts, trained minds, sign on for research in biological warfare, and don’t give their parents a moment’s worry.” J.B. Priestley.

For more Sun Virgo-Moon AQ info, consult Sun Sign-Moon Sign, by Charles and Suzi Harvey.

Written by Jude Cowell

September 2, 2017 at 9:06 pm

Trump Family Files for More Migrant Workers!

Setting all hypocrisy aside, the Trump Family Wants More Migrant Workers for Family Businesses in spite of Trump’s campaign promise to create thousands of jobs for American workers.

Hypocrisy, simple irony, or both?

Do you think the very public presidential spotlight on the family’s business activities has turned out to be brighter than expected? You know, along the lines of “who knew healthcare was so complicated?” Everybody knew but Donald!

Written by Jude Cowell

March 22, 2017 at 5:30 pm

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