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Of False Senators and their wrasses

May 4, 2017: Now that the Republican health insurance plan has passed the House and heads for the US Senate, I’m taking a moment to appreciate that famously deliberative body of government which We The People must now depend upon to do the right thing in spite of the Ayn-Randian notion of survival of the fittest.

To me there seems to be something fishy about the entire GOP plan especially considering the anti-government infiltrators of Washington though naturally you may choose to disagree.

So are you, dear reader, one of those “good people” Republicans favor who are in perfect health and (preferably) have boo koodles of money? Of course, Washington politicians don’t have to worry a moment about their own medical coverage but we must wonder how pleasant their breaks to go home will turn out once the wider public realizes what Republicans have done to millions of Americans while giving the wealthy classes huge tax breaks!

How will they manage to cover their wrasses?

False senator wrasse of Western Australia; a pencil portrait by Jude Cowell.

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Written by Jude Cowell

May 5, 2017 at 1:24 am

Summer Solstice 2017: Sun Cancer-Moon Taurus

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!

Related: Big Bankers Are Behind All Wars (video, plus, Jupiter-Pluto)

Written by Jude Cowell

March 3, 2017 at 6:51 pm

Interview with Astrologer Judi Vitale

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!

 

Written by Jude Cowell

February 17, 2016 at 4:46 pm

Photobucket hacked and my bogus account

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!

Written by Jude Cowell

May 10, 2015 at 4:06 pm

Autumn Equinox 2013: Sun Libra-Moon Taurus

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.

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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.

August 28, 2013: “Let freedom ring” if it must

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.

Online Event! We the People and the Stars

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!

Written by Jude Cowell

July 11, 2013 at 4:17 pm

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