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When Summer 2017 begins in June there will be a Sun Cancer-Moon Taurus vibe in the air, something of a Moon-Venus influence with Cancer ruled by the Moon and Taurus one of Venus’ favorite signs.
If you wish, view the horoscope of Summer Solstice 2017 with Trump’s natal planets penned around it. The chart is set for Washington DC as representative or symbol of our entire nation. Mr. Trump’s first natal planet to rise in the solstice chart is his quirky, radical Uranus in communicating (sometimes duplicitous) Gemini so we’ve got that going for us.
But what about the lovely Moon-Venus vibe we were talking about? This is a blend of energies that can result in excellent teaching abilities, shrewd perceptions, and subjective prejudices (not necessarily in that order!) along with a certain fussiness and values that are rooted in the past. I can think of a few neanderthal politicians who could be described by such rootedness but let’s not mention any names of the culprits.
Now in their masterful book, Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzi Harvey give three ‘Images for Integration’ which refer to the conscious (Sun) and unconscious (Moon) minds and energies working together for best results. Under the influence of the practical Water-Earth combo of Sun Cancer-Moon Taurus they are:
“A family photo album…A flourishing family business…A painter captures the taste and smell of a landscape.”
Oh and did I mention that this combination relates to the concept of ‘smother mothering’? Now maternalism we might have had to some degree with a Hillary Clinton presidency but instead the US government was taken in a different and well-worn direction–of “smug and strong-armed paternalism” (18 Capricorn, Jones) with the wrong-headed goal of perpetual war now more set in stone than before by neocons, Vulcans, and war profiteers.
So as the warmongers have their way with the tax payers’ money, Summer will begin and zoom toward a disruptive Solar Eclipse coming in August (29 Leo), an eclipse that ‘hits’ the natal Ascendant (physical body; Self) of Mr. Trump and ruffles his rising Mars in Leo. Will the Jupiterian Mr. Trump act as “The Great American Eclipse” visible across the entire country from Oregon to South Carolina?
Can the effects of the August 2017 eclipse , the first repetition of the 1 North Saros Series since it manifested in August 1999 as the ‘King of Terror’ eclipse predicted by Nostradamus, be symbolized as a hidden meaning of Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan? Sounds a bit too coincidental to me…but I’m the suspicious type!
Rob McConnell, host of The X Zone Radio broadcasts, interviews astrologer and life coach Judi Vitale:
The The X Zone Radio line-up of guests includes a variety of astrologers, UFO proponents, and speakers on other otherworldly topics, and broadcasts live from Canada five nights per week (Mon – Fri) though podcasts and other formats are available 24/7 for your convenience.
On August 6, 2015, yours truly enjoyed being interviewed by Rob and I have been invited back soon concerning Political Astrology which I write about at Stars Over Washington, and my populist views concerning the 2016 Election Campaign!
And here’s a note about the Ted Cruz poll at the top of the Stars Over Washington sidebar – the poll closes February 29th so mosey over and vote, if you please (you know you want to) on the Cruz suitability issue!
Cyber Crimes Abound
On May 8, 2015 the FBI arrested two men for hacking members’ accounts at Photobucket in 2014 and selling personal details and content from them. The Denver Post has the scoop.
All of which has nothing to do with the Photobucket problem I’ve been trying to ignore for months now. Today I took time to investigate.
You see, though I’ve never set up an account with Photobucket, my gmail account began receiving newsletters and ‘special offer’ emails from the popular online photo-sharing site under the name “Haydee O”. This sparked other businesses to send me similar unwanted emails, quite a deluge of them as you may imagine. And all the companies’s messages seemed to be generating from Australia and perhaps Photobucket owns them or sold my details to them.
But I was tired of deleting them all so I used the Sign In tab provided in today’s bogus Photobucket gmail to sign in to “my” Photobucket account (once my alleged password had been sent to me because I ‘forgot’ it.) Upon finding the set-up page of the account I discovered the name “Haydee O. Urbina” had been used with little personal info added to the registration form other than ‘Australian Territory’ and MY gmail address (which is easy to find on my blogs.)
Naturally as I edited the form I unsubscribed from the newsletter which I hope cuts down on the constant spamming. Then a search for “Haydee O Urbina” turned up women of various ages who sport that name (though the middle initial was not always ‘O’) yet none seemed to be associated with Australia.
Haydee O Urbina, You Have a Message (you stinker you)
So, Photobucket’s “Haydee O Urbina”, if that’s your real name, I wish you well and hope you have better things to do in the future than to set up online accounts using other people’s email addresses. You could have selected “no newsletters” but you didn’t–thanks for nothing.
In parting, I must say that besides gaining whatever you may have gained from lying on your account form, you really know how to cause others to waste way too much of their time correcting your foolish deceit!
Autumn Equinox 2013 and the US Trudge to War with Syria
by Jude Cowell
Summer is gone and Autumn 2013 is almost upon us in the Northern Hemisphere when the Sun ‘clocks in’ at 00Libra00:00 (+00:00 declination) conjunct US natal Midheaven (The Goal) and this year, the Moon is exalted in Venus-ruled Taurus. This cosmic circumstance for Autumn 2013 denotes a prominent Venusian influence since the planet of diplomacy, values, relationships, and the attraction principle rules both Libra and Taurus.
As you know, Taurus is a ‘money sign’ with an underbelly of greed, possessiveness, and intolerance–and Taurus does love its creature comforts, security, and luxuries if it can procure them. Sometimes diplomatic Libra, sign of balance, fairness, and the Scales of Justice, is also a war sign which spotlights what Washington and the Pentagon are determined to do to Syria–bring the Syrian people improvement by bombing, a difficult ‘sell’ these days to a war-weary American public who, thanks to what Trilateral Commission co-founder Zbigniew Brzezinski called in a recent interview a “Global Political Awakening” (see: http://www.storyleak.com/brzezinski-global-political-awakening-making-syrian-war-difficult/ ) is, he says, “making Syrian war difficult” for the US.
As if waging any war or gaining support for bombing innocent populations should be easy. In Syria’s case, the argument seems to be ‘you harmed your own people so we’ll also harm them to show that we don’t like the method you used’, a pathological excuse easily seen through by anyone with a conscience and a brain. Yes, the world agreement that no chemical weapons use is allowed was a great thing while it lasted and yet apparently such weapons are still being manufactured and sold. Hmm…
Well, keeping quixotic Washington in mind, let’s give a general consideration to the conscious-unconscious flavor of Autumn 2013 using the Sun Libra-Moon Taurus combination of the Autumn Equinox horoscope (or, Libra Ingress, if you prefer).
Signs Taurus and Libra are naturally quincunx (inconjunct = 150 degrees) one another so adjustments are needed between them though I don’t expect the public to fully accept our Nobel Peace Prize president’s strike on Syria or to accept that Washington’s Global Cop position with its *misguided actions will be adjusted to in any great degree. Sounds more like one of those ‘agree to disagree’ scenarios between the Sun (leadership; the president) and the Moon (We the People; the public), doesn’t it?
Sun Libra-Moon Taurus
This is an Air (mental)–Earth (physical) blend of rationality, efficiency, and innovation with an ability to use abstract thought to turn ideas into reality (we’ll see after President Obama’s PR blitz this week to drum up public and congressional support for intervention in Syria and after his public address on Tuesday, 9/10/13, when he ‘makes a case’ for war. And of course, the US is already in Syria “on the ground” and has been arming rebels for over a year.)
The Air-Earth blend signifies “practical idealists” planning a course of action, then acting (with or without the public or Congress’ okay–POTUS will probably get the Senate’s approval this week and skip the purposefully non-functional House of Representatives as they all shred the Constitution into confetti once again. But that view depends on whether you believe the civil war in Syria is a threat to US national security. (It threatens oil supplies to the West, more like.)
Sun Libra-Moon Taurus denotes the vanity of Venus and those who hold ‘black and white’ moral positions–or, pretend they do. There may be noted a superficial style of salesmanship and a tendency toward over-indulgence on both the material and emotional planes. The blends indicates charismatic people who can be persuasive and that’s the card that President Obama hopes to play once again this week.
This combo of energies wants to ‘make moral sense’ and I think that if our nation’s economy had been seen to on behalf of Main Street so that the ‘great American Middle Class’ was out of the financial woods, it would seem more a time for America to take action concerning the morally reprehensible use of chemical weapons on innocent people.
That the Assad administration is responsible for the use of gas in Syria is debatable at best. That false flag ops have long been used to frame others for their perpetration is known (part of Brzesinski’s “Global Political Awakening”?) and may turn out to be the seed of truth lurking within this tragic situation as Washington DC attempts to dupe the American people into bankrolling war again–all for the sake of imperialism, government-toppling, and lighting yet another fuse on the powder keg that is the Middle East.
Now soon I will publish the horoscope of Autumn Equinox 2013 with planetary details on my Political Astrology site Stars Over Washington (see: http://www.starsoverwashington.com) so I hope you’ll join me there soon in taking a look. If you do. you’ll notice that the Pluto-Chiron midpoint of plutocracy, oppression, and primal violence is rising when the chart is set for Washington DC, my former residence. Yes, I still love the District itself as a beautiful city but lament sorrowfully what the global crime syndicate of banksters and racketeers have done with the place since I left.
Also in the horoscope concerning Mr. Obama: his natal Neptune in Scorpio is conjoined now by transiting Saturn and the North Node (encounters/destiny; Saturn-NN = isolation; inhibition) which creates a midpoint picture full of possibilities which may be worth your consideration:
Transit Saturn-NN = natal Neptune: having to pay a price that was more than expected; deceit with friendship given; friends who deceive or confuse you (Munkasey); confusing others about one’s personal stand; deception, lies, fraud (Tyl); being misunderstood or lonely; separation; illness–fraud (Ebertin.)
And if we use America’s Scorpio Rising natal chart, we find the tr Saturn-NN midpoint conjoins natal Ascendant which has a ‘pulling back; appearing alone; going away’ flavor. I just wish with all my heart that Vulcan neocons and other syndicate agents of the warmongering persuasion are the ones who’d go away.
More details may be found in the Harveys’ book, Sun Sign-Moon Sign
*The US natal Mars-Neptune square (Gemini-Virgo) is rife with misdirected actions and confused motivations when it isn’t being inspired.
As you’ve heard, Wednesday August 28, 2013 is the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech in which he called for freedom to ring. Some say that President Obama seeks an MLK Moment: see http://swampland.time.com/2013/08/25/on-50th-dream-anniversary-obama-seeks-mlk-moment/ as he stands in Dr. King’s shadow on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to deliver his own speech. Will his 2013 rhetoric echo that of Rev. Martin Luther King in 1963?
3:00 pm edt is the “Let Freedom Ring” instant that will be celebrated in tandem with ringing bells across the globe by participating locations. With a shout-out to dreamy Neptune, you may wish to check out today’s Stars Over Washington post concerning cosmic differences and similarities between the two dates and speeches by clicking here: http://www.starsoverwashington.com/2013/08/i-have-dream-aug-28-1963-vs-aug-28-2013.html (synastry grid shown).
Among others, Presidents Obama, Clinton, and Carter will speak this Wednesday in commemoration of the event’s 50th anniversary, reports the King Center: http://www.thekingcenter.org/news/2013-08-excitement-builds-commemoration-50th-anniversary-march-washington-mlk-s-i-have-dream
Now on August 28, 1963 an Earth-Fire combination of energies of Sun Virgo-Moon Sagittarius (Mercury-Jupiter) was in effect with its sense of moral certitude, ability to perceive the essentials, and the desire for reasonable answers in the face of human suffering. Yet the blend’s expansive Sagittarian dream had to be brought down to pragmatic proportions though a majority of the American people didn’t and don’t care at all for the way it was perpetrated–by Dr. King’s martyrdom.
The blend for August 28, 2013 retains a Virgo Sun, of course, but becomes an Earth-Air combo of Sun Virgo-Moon Gemini with both signs ruled by speech-making, message-delivering Mercury, the Orator. Sun Virgo-Moon Gemini denotes tendencies toward chatty communications, use of logic, and correct analysis though a leaning toward pessimism should be kept under control.
One difference between the speeches may be based primarily upon 1963’s fiery flights of fancy (‘a dream’) vs the cooler, more rational approach of President Obama, our Orator-in-Chief. And if our current president has a dream, my fret is that it tallies too perfectly with the global government totalitarianism that is now being forced upon the nations and peoples of the world.
For more info, see Sun Sign-Moon Sign, by Charles & Suzi Harvey.
Though I’m tardy posting to tell anyone–astrologers or otherwise–about the July 13 & 14, 2013 online seminars We the People and the Stars, I want to post its link here in case other tardy folk want to order recordings of the presentations, if they so wish!
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
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!