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“Globalism by Distraction” (Max Igan video)

“Wherever you go, there you are.” There are 4 parts to Max Igan’s presentation, Globalism by Distraction.

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As you know, Jupiter is one of the primary planets implicated in matters of corporatism, globalism, and all types of broadened horizons and with America’s natal Ascendant in *Sagittarius, freedom-loving Jupiter is prominent in our nation’s birth horoscope and national psyche so it’s always a good idea to keep our eyes on Jupiter’s interactions with the US natal chart and planets, its transits to our newly minted Jupiter Return horoscope (as of July 22, 2013), and its affects on other planetary actors.

*Using US natal horoscope for July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA (ASC 12Sag) though other versions are useful as well. The main reason I use the ‘Sibly’ Sag Rising chart is because it had transit Pluto conjunct ASC (Self) and transit Saturn conjunct our DESC (Partnerships) on 9/11/01. And you know what the cruel, controlling Saturn-Pluto opposition brought–permanent change to America’s character and people and an undermining of the US Constitution.

Threat level up as Jupiter returns to 9/11/01 chart

August 2013: An Astro-Peek at Activations of the 9/11/01 Horoscope

by Jude Cowell

As you’ve heard, the US government is reporting an increase in terrorist “chatter” as the 12th anniversary of the WTC attacks of 9/11/01 approaches. This year marks the first Jupiter Return to the 9/11 horoscope for Jupiter’s cycle is 12 years in duration.

See Threats Against Embassies Very Reminiscent of Pre-9/11 Chatter.

On the morning of September 11, 2001 at 8:46 am edt NYC, monied Jupiter was posited in 9th house of Foreign Lands and Philosophy @11Can35 and carried the Sabian Symbol, “A Chinese Woman Nursing a Baby with a Message”, a word picture I attempted to illustrate a few moons ago. View the image here if you wish.

Naturally the symbol’s reference to our creditor China and to a ‘message’ is intriguing especially since it attaches to 9/11’s position of Jupiter the Banker–in the 9th house of foreigners. This is not to leave out Middle Eastern or other actors on 9/11/01 but to focus on Jupiter since the Great Benefactor now returns to the natal position he held on that game-changing morning.

Actually, Jupiter’s retrograde in Cancer later this year creates a “three-fer” of returns to the 9/11 natal degree with the first return occurring on August 18, 2013, the second on February 7, 2014 (Rx), and the last return on April 2, 2014. This extended return period indicates a prolonged season of concerns involving terrorism with increased threat levels on into 2014, and it has Jupiterian financial implications as well though effects may be of a stop-go nature.

Raising the threat level makes sense and yet…will the “more chatter” situation be used in an attempt to justify intrusive NSA surveillance programs and leave them as they stand–even those used against the privacy of the American (and other) people who have nothing at all to do with terrorism? If we begin to hear politicians and pundits spouting such equivocations, perhaps we’ll be pardoned for having our suspicions if any attack/s occur–or are thwarted–by America’s total surveillance prowess.

Well, it’s somewhat confusing to hope (a Jupiter word!) that this is or isn’t the case since our
distrust of the US government
is also at high levels (or depths!) and this may cause any violent attacks relating to 9/11/01 or otherwise appear as much like a false flag op as the original event still seems to many who doubt the ‘official version’ of 9/11/01.

(And tell me again: exactly why was NORAD shut down the morning of 9/11/01?)

Another consideration with astrological Jupiter is that he expands and increases whatever he contacts or is involved with–positively or negatively–and the added challenge of transit Pluto in Capricorn opposing 9/11’s Jupiter (and the two planets combined = big bankers, influential politicians, those who mount large-scale projects, and/or powerful religious leaders)–and US natal Jupiter (5Can56)–denotes limiting conditions, commercial and/or trading difficulties, and a potential for travel interruptions occurring off and on.

Also, Jupiter loves freedom as does Uranus and right now, transit Uranus @12Ari07 Rx (a critical-crisis degree) squares (90 degr) 9/11’s Jupiter denoting rebelliousness against restrictions (one signature of Gitmo and other prison breaks, plus, political cat-herding in Washington), dissatisfaction with political views in or of society, and a distinct potential for erratic or misplaced generosity.

Add in the fact that transit Saturn now in early Scorpio (sign of Big Business, debt, surveillance, the occult, death and regeneration, transformation, betrayal, etc) will soon enter the 2nd house of Earning Ability and the National Treasury in the 9/11/01 horoscope–and eventually visit 9/11’s Pluto (@12Sag38, America’s natal Ascendant in the ‘Sibly’ chart) which happens to conjoin 9/11’s 3rd cusp of Communications and Short Trips. This transit denotes a time of power issues and the loss of control over situations which were just too big to begin with.

To me, Saturn-to-Pluto conjunct US natal ASC sounds rather like the gargantuan and rights-abusing US surveillance system with its frilly underpants recently yanked down a mite by former NSA employee Edward Snowden…that, and our corrupt-to-the-core financial system of Too Big To Fail banks, plus, the highly rigged casino we call, Wall Street.

Now isn’t wearing saggy pants now illegal in some states?

Oh, and one more thing: 9/11’s 2nd cusp mentioned above has an appropriate Sabian Symbol when its degree (11Sco28) is rounded up to ’12Sco”: “An Embassy Ball”.

(The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Marc Edmund Jones.)

America’s Jupiter Return July 22, 2013

Our US Jupiter Return July 22, 2013 needs a Report all its own!

by Jude Cowell

Yes, writing the Report was enjoyable for this Capricorn though naturally it took major effort on my part (and Jupiter loves most things ‘major’!) And so my US Jupiter Return 2013 Report (horoscope shown) is now available for ordering and, if you wish, for printing yourself a copy.

(Click the link above to reach Stars Over Washington’s sidebar where you’ll find a handy PayPal button near the top–select Option 1–Solar, or Option 2–Jupiter.)

So if you use or study one of the Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius Rising natal horoscopes for America (ex: July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA), you may agree that the Great Benefic (Zeus or Jove by his other names!) is of great importance in our national psyche and Jupiter’s return to natal degree (5Can56) begins a new 12-year cycle as of July 22, 2013 which provides us with an info-rich horoscope to consider over the next 12 years!

Also available: Report #1 US Solar Return 2013, plus, more Stars Over Washington Reports will be added as my schedule allows. Thanks! jc

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



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!


McCain’s Sagittarian Jupiter

Having the planet Jupiter (expansion; ideals; gambling; pushing one’s luck; faith; universal consciousness; nobility; where one perceives the unmanifest) in its own sign exalts and strengthens the jolly planet of increase.

Natally, John McCain (Aug 29, 1936) has Jupiter in the 2nd house of Earning Ability and Values (Taurus’ natural house) yet near the 3rd house cusp (17Sag28) so we may expect Jupiter’s expansive qualities to affect 3rd house Communications; Short Trips; the Lower Mind since Jupiter rules 3rd house.

So Jupiter exalted – nice, but Jupiter opposite his natural house (9th) may be part of McCain’s inability to express his own religious beliefs. Shaman Chiron (the wound; the blindspot) is in 9th house of the Higher Mind.

Jupiter is involved in some aspects of interest as well as being the focal or apex planet in a T-square:

Jupiter opposite Chiron: ‘the wizard’; intense resonance with multi-dimensional realities; occult perception that understands the essence of matter and the physical laws of the universe; a laser beam mind. (‘Chiron,’ Hand Clow.)


Saturn-Neptune = Jupiter: very upset with the ways of the world; easily upset or depressed; narrow-mindedness; sensitivity; egoism; possible liver disease (Tyl; Ebertin.)

In his excellent book, ‘Dynamics of Aspect Analysis’, Bil Tierney gives apex Jupiter in a T-SQ as one who is in search for life’s higher meaning and who is encouraged to learn tolerance, acceptance, and charitability if he is to develop a personal belief system that does not have to be defended from social attack.

This is part of his constant apology stance which began with the Keating Five affair – McCain was the senator who spilled the beans and apologized all over the place for his ‘misjudgment.’

Apex Jupiter in a MUTABLE T-square indicates one who restlessly flits from ideals, philosophy, or theory and who is a ‘guru-chaser’; the urge is for instant wisdom or speedy enlightenment; a central problem is a desire to aquire special privileges and benefits without exerting much effort to merit them (perfect for Politics!); commitment to ideologies may be diffcult to sustain over an extended period of time; a ‘roving’ spirit that seeks variety; partnership conflicts may be triggered by indecisiveness and irresponsibility – conflicts then tend to be ignored, side-tracked, or ‘wished away.’

So the vacillation of the Mutable quality is amplied here by Jupiter. But if used constructively, this apex Jupiter can indicate an exceptional teacher, intelligent administrator, and one who acts as an enlightened political spokesperson for the populace.

For McCain’s misjudgment issues, let’s look at his Jupiter square Saturn and Jupiter square Neptune…

Jup SQ Saturn (in Pisces – a karmic planet in a karmic sign – regret over past mistakes): may exercise faulty judgment esp in relation to finances and business affairs which cause problems in the profession; humility; resistance encountered from superiors and may endure indignities for the sake of job security; early lack of confidence from the father; no easy road to victory; bittersweet destiny; may over-promise or sign contracts beyond limits of abilities; inner conflicts within one’s moral outlook – principle vs expediency.

Jup SQ Neptune: the ‘builds castles in the air’ aspect; very creative but needs self-discipline to use effectively; over-extends self; clouded vision, lines of reason distorted; open to deception; can be ‘the fall guy’ when rules are broken esp when dealing with classified info; unconsciously reveals secrets when speaking; religious or occult discussions should be avoided due to temperamental inability to defend positions; over-indulgence causes problems; prone toward romantic escapades; wooliness and gullibility when dealing with harsh realities; dream world leads to rude awakening.

Mars trine Jupiter: physical resources well-integrated (this helps him now with physical pains which would have keeled over most other guys by now); very energetic; talent plus luck; an honorable temperament; ‘easy come easy go’ attittude may cause carelessness in money issues; political talent; an optimist; an opportunist.

Alan Oken gives this trine as: ‘The True Believer’ and says it confers a practical interest in religious and philosophical matters. (If so, McCain ain’t sayin’ much about it.)

With Mercury in head-strong Aries, the senator announced his presidential candidacy on Feb 28, 2007 – on the David Letterman Show – in the midst of his last Jupiter Return which was a three-fer all through 2007: Feb 7; June 4; Oct 6.

So what does *Jupiter in fiery Sag confer?

In its own sign, Jupiter may express his essential nature most purely although he is still modifed by aspects, house placements, etc, as mentioned above. Lack of a strong Saturn increases these tendencies…I say this because Saturn is problematic in Watery Pisces.

Yet Saturn in Pisces = ‘stillness of spirit’ and supports McCain’s mystical interests.

Jup in Sag people are the positive thinkers of the world, the visionaries and dreamers (ex: Dale Carnegie, John Templeton; William Blake; Vincent van Gogh; Phil Donahue; Hillary Clinton.) Since Jupiter tends to feed upon himself, the expansive tendencies are even more prominent when placed in Sagittarius, sign of The Seeker.

Cautions would be arrogance and hypocrisy – but these are two traits Politics would be lost without.

Is America in for another political ‘bubble world’? White House occupancy creates them anyway as does Capitol Hill – for distant realms are the natural habitat for this idealistic Jupiter. At its best, there are tolerance and broad-mindedness, but there is a reliance upon self-justification (the afore-mentioned ‘apology tactic’ successfully employed with the Keating Five scandal and also concerning his MLK Day apology…apologizing is an integral part of his strategy.)

Possessing a noble character, a high moral tone may be adopted when disapproving of others. The Good News: there is profound power for taking positive actions.

However John McCain expresses his exalted Jupiter we know that the dynamics in his natal chart – in his psyche – are greatly enhanced and increased by his Sagittarian Jupiter.

But exactly what far-reaching Quest the man is on and how it will affect the American people – those are the real questions concerning Jupiterian candidate John McCain.


partial notes on Jupiter from ‘Exploring Jupiter: Progress, Prosperity, and Potential’ by Stephen Arroyo.

John McCain’s natal chart with a few notes may be seen here:


Check Pages list in sidebar for notes on the Airy natal Jupiter of Barack Obama.

The Fed’s Jupiter Return: Dec 2008

As their two-day meeting ended today, the Fed left a key interest rate unchanged at 2%, the rate banks charge each other overnight…and in Europe today, the dollar moved higher in trading.

Whether you prefer a sunrise (solar) chart or a Sun-to-Midheaven chart for the Federal Reserve’s natal horoscope (Dec 23, 1913), the entity’s natal Jupiter 23Cap13 will return to natal position in Dec 2008.

I’m looking at the solar/sunrise chart (7:28:58 am est, Capitol Bldg, Washington DC)  and the date of return is Dec 23, the day prior to America’s Secondary Progressed Full Moon (4Vir/Pis10) on Dec 24, 2008….see sidebar: ‘US Progressed Full Moon in Virgo.’

With natal Sun 1Cap06, “the Fed” (which is a private enterprise rather than governmental as many Americans mistakenly believe) is having an ongoing transit of Pluto-to -Sun, a time when actions become more aggressive, and self-transformation is forced–esp if previous responsibilities have been ignored.

Problems must be solved in a self-reliant way during this transit and the Fed’s usual detachment from society adds to the atmosphere of remoteness. And to make matters more complex, natal Pluto 00Can06 Rx is being opposed simultaneously by transiting Pluto.

Pluto opposite Pluto describes a time when great powers are locked in a non-compromise struggle for existence…similar to what we’ve seen in the world since the New Millennium began. That Plutonian riches are involved is no big surprise, is it?

So what of Jupiter, that other planet of money, growth, and expansion?

Natally, the Fed’s Jupiter opposes Mars 19Can42 Rx and deceptive Neptune 27Can32 Rx so you see that in 1913, Neptune was opposing US natal Pluto in Capricorn, a time when natural resources and political and economic power are eroded by the ideals and ideas of societal trends (1913)..power structures were under threat, and so the Fed was created to help deal with economic issues of the early 20th century.

We may also consider a midpoint picture between the above planets…

Mars/Neptune = Jupiter: a fortunate turn or break after suffering losses; disappointment under otherwise fortunate conditions; enjoying the cloud’s silver lining; a break in the nick of time. (Tyl; Ebertin.) 

During our recent Rx period of Mercury, ruler of negotiations, contracts, agreements, communications, and trade, Mercury has been visiting the Fed’s natal Saturn 13Gem23 Rx, so it’s a time of: hard work; analysis; advice sought by others; organization and preparation becoming large issues; travel and contacts involving serious matters.

However, because the Fed has a Mercury/Saturn opposition, Mercury now is opposite natal Mercury, a time when coping is difficult due to diverse opinions which are in complete conflict with each other–people keep changing their minds and questions remain unanswered as long as the transit is in effect.

Thankfully, this transit is passing out of orb this week.

And here are the Sabian Symbols for natal Jupiter, both 23 and 24 Capricorn, using the Jones and the Rudhyar versions of the Symbols…

“23Cap”…”Two Awards for Bravery in War”…RECOGNITION…

pos: social stewardship which demands a continual self-dedication;

neg/unconscious/shadow side: strutting self-exploitation (MEJ’s “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology.)

Rudhyar: “A Soldier Receiving Two Awards for Bravery in War”…keynote: The reward offered by society for the fulfillment of individual responsibility. RECOMPENSE: a compensation for a well-done performance–a balancing of accounts. (‘An Astrological Mandala.’)

“24Cap”…”A Woman Entering a Convent”…CONSECRATION…

pos: the irresistible power of a true inner vision;

neg/unconscious/shadow side: abject surrender to weakness.

Rudhyar (same word picture): keynote: Total commitment to a transcendent goal…the final goal is the attainment of TRANSCENDENT SECURITY. #

Well, that sounds dandy, ‘balancing of accounts’ and all–as long as the Fed upholds the responsibilities it has taken on since its inception and doesn’t hide in its ivory tower, but helps our nation transcend its economic pressures rather than putting some high-minded, elitist goal above the common good.


UPDATE 7.15.08: The Fed is now in process of attaining more power due to Fanni Mae and Fredie Mac weaknesses and the IndyMac Bank (headquaters in Pasadena, CA) failed Friday, July 11, and was taken over by the Fed. Monday morning (7.14) saw a run on the bank as customers lined up around the block to remove their FDIC-insured $100,000 from their accounts with 50% of the rest to be made available to them later on.

The first customer began the line at 4:00 am pdt:

ASC 26Gem53, with “28Gem” rising…the Bankruptcy degree in the Sabian Symbols. MC 7Pis52 has 2008’s Uranus/Neptune midpoint upon it –Uranus/Neptune is the New World Order pair which conj’d in 1992 – 1993 (“18Cap” = POLITICAL POWER: ‘smug or strong-armed paternalism’) so there is a picture created:

Uranus/Neptune = MC: guidance is sought from untapped sources; lack of stamina; nervous breakdown; dissolution.

There is a T-square formed in the 4:00 am chart as well with Moon 9Sag29 (conj zodiacal position of Fixed Star, Antares, ‘the need to avoid obsession’–Brady’s ‘Fixed Stars’); Mars 7Vir40, is barely beyond his July 10 conj with restrictive Saturn 5Vir49 and both are at the Foundation Point of the chart (IC):

Saturn/MC = Moon: depression; sadness. (“Depression” !)

Mars/MC = Moon: changing status through emotional ‘feel’; impulsiveness; premature action; a lack of deliberation; strong emotional excitability. (Tyl; Ebertin.)

The 7Pis52 Midheaven puts America’s natal Ceres (security issues) and US natal Pluto/Chiron midpoint at the top of the chart for all to see with Pluto/Chiron’s sense of disenfranchisement, oppression, class warfare, and corporatism at the WHY Point (MC) of the event – the lining up of hundreds of hardworking Americans who now must worry that their life savings are in jeopardy by bank failure and shakey governmental backing.

First to rise: Mercury 5Can59 conj US natal Jupiter at the “Gamebirds Feathering Their Nests” degree, “6Can”), but somehow I doubt it’s the bank customers who are best described by this degree. It’s the bank’s officers, the US Treasury, and the Fed Board, more like – and perhaps rich politicians.

As far as the horoscope of Black Tuesday (Oct 29, 1929), 2008’s Saturn in Virgo has been visiting 1929’s Neptune, a time of grim reality rearing its Hydra head – and the economists I’m reading and hearing this week are predicting several more bank faliures during the next 12 months due to the (oh so preventable) subprime loan debacle. Someone got their big profits in that scam, didn’t they?

Chop off one of Hydra’s heads and 3 more grow in its place – rather like fighting terroists who dissolve into the night to fight another day. Guerilla warfare.

To this reluctant astrologer, all this says that the ‘July 14, 2008, 4:00 am pdt, Pasadena’ chart will be one to keep a squinty eye upon and if all goes well I plan to be doing just that until someone pulls the plug.

Now let’s hope we all navigate August in good part since the Solar Eclipse of August 1 is in the same Series as the Pre-natal Eclipse of the NYSE!

~:~See Pages column for more information on the Solar and Lunar Eclipses of August, 2008.

Jupiter in Barack Obama’s natal chart

With his Jupiter Return occurring Jan 9, 2009, and natal Jupiter at 00AQ56 Rx, I’m looking today at jovial Jupiter, the Great Benefic, in Senator Obama’s chart. Becoming US president would be quite some Jupiter Return, wouldn’t it? Well, astrologically speaking, the timing is perfect for such a reward.

With Jupiter in an out-of-sign conjunction with the other societal planet, Saturn 25Cap22 Rx, Obama has driving ambition and the means to assert himself in the world. Robert Pelletier, in his ‘Planets in Aspect’ says this conjunction indicates one who is: hopeful yet realistic, assertive yet deliberate, and eager yet serious.

The balance is due to Jupiter’s expansion principle aligned with Saturn’s restrictive principle.

And because Obama’s conj is between Capricorn and Aquarius, both signs ruled by Saturn, their being out-of-sign is not quite as complex as it would be with two other signs side-by-side in the zodiac…Cap and AQ have affinity which is absent with other neighboring signs, for a sign following is a reaction to the sign before it–and often in negative fashion shown by lack of patience. Further along on the evolutionary wheel, you know.

Capricorn’s Saturn is tradition and the past, while Aquarius’ link to high-frequency Uranus brings in progress toward the future.

People with Jupiter/Saturn conjunctions tend to have vivid mental pictures of their futures already realized, and the drive to make it happen unless negative factors interfere. One may assume that the Senator is handling this conj quite well so far. Generally he prefers proven methods to get what he wants but it’s not enough unless it satisfies his clear mental vision.

He seldom allows non-productive projects to waste his time (Saturn rules Time) and respects the lessons of history. Having a retentive memory is a plus of Jupiter-conj-Saturn. Obama is ostentatious (audacious?) enough to believe in himself, yet cautious enough to stay within his limits.

The main problem with this conj is a tendency to overdo to the point of physical exhaustion. Even leisure reading involves informative books related to his professional life for he’s never satisfied with the breadth of his knowledge.

Now I’m still using Obama’s Sunrise (Solar) chart since his exact birth time hasn’t surfaced (I assume) so when I progressed his natal chart to this morning, it was surprising to see that Secondary Moon is at 00AQ50–conj natal Jupiter. 

The Secondary Moon is an excellent timer for daily life, and Moon/Jupiter contacts are generally happy, expansive ones. Home life often goes well under Moon-Jupiter contacts.

That Sec Moon = a woman, and that this reluctant astrologer is one of those reflecting light upon his natal Jupiter is a tiny indication, if any!

Also in Obama’s Secondary Progressions, Jupiter continues to be Rx and has ‘backed up’ to 27Cap20–conj US natal Pluto at the “A Large Aviary” degree. Saturn is now at 23Cap17 Rx, where Jupiter has been transiting of late.

Since Sec Moon has been moseying through his Sec Jupiter/Saturn conj, midpoint pictures are created…currently it’s this one:

Moon/Saturn = Jupiter: sense of law and order prevails; appreciating why certain controls are necessary; feeling confident about structure; conscientiousness and a sense of duty; successful self-reliance; separating without sadness; quiet happiness; a journey. (Tyl; Ebertin.)

As with all midpoint pics, it’s an ‘all, none, or some combination’ deal. (The possibilities may also express on a timed basis – a level of expression with one triggering, another at a later time, etc.)

Jupiter in Aquarius! McCain and Clinton both have natal Jupiter in Sagittarius, but let’s look at the Aquarian Jupiter using Stephen Arroyo’s ‘Exploring Jupiter’ for details on this Airy, mentally expanded Jupiter.

First, Jupiter in Air gives great intellectual energy and an inner faith which is stimulated by communicating with people, exploring new ideas, and by making social improvements. There’s a broad curiosity about people and ideas (which would be a refreshing change from 8 years of President Incurious, wouldn’t it?)

In the humanitarian sign of Aquarius, Jupiter gives optimism and trust in the unity of all humanity with broad tolerance of the free expression of others. Daring experimentation is possible through risk-taker Uranus’ influence, and there is an unconventional streak there as well. Saturn’s control introduces caution, however, when it comes to taking emotional risks.

There can be extreme ideas and beliefs with Jupiter in AQ, and vacillation between quite contradictory concepts. Willful, independent, and contrary may describe the Aquarian Jupiter (and I should know for I have such a child.)

Walt Whitman’s Jupiter is in AQ…

“Do I contradict myself?

Very well then

I contradict myself, I contain multitudes.”

This contradictoriness may help explain some of Obama’s seeming lack of definition for his positions…his Jupiter, planet of the Higher Mind, is in forward-looking Aquarius and has an inventiveness and imagination not always appreciated by status quo types.

And if you read my entry concerning Obama’s Mercury in Leo, you’ll see that details are usually left for others to tie up and down. Plus, Obama’s Mercury is opposite Jupiter which adds to his insatiable appetite for learning, yet increases his lack of attention to details as it broadens the mind. Closer listening to others helps these tendencies.

Jupiter in AQ is often drawn to government service, and astrologer Marcia Moore called this placement, “the ideal democrat with a knack for handling groups of people.”

Handling and distributing money is also typical with an Aquarian Jupiter, and I ask you: what would a politician be without money to handle?

Here’s an interesting list of famous folk who share Jupiter in AQ:

Gov Jerry Brown, Marilyn Monroe, Isadora Duncan, Elizabeth II, Thomas Merton, Grant Lewi, Helena Blavatsky, Herman Melville, Vaslav Nijinski, Ed Sullivan, Alec Guiness, and Albert Einstein.

And my son, the prog rock drummer!


~~Barack Obama, Aug 4, 1961, Honolulu, Hawaii, Sun 12Leo01 at sunrise, Moon 26Tau19; I am now using the surfaced ‘7:24 pm’ birth time.

GOP has Jupiter Return in December

Yes, it’s true! The *Republic Party will be having its Jupiter Return, aka Jupiter Reward Cycle, on Dec 8, 2008.

And Jupiter is the Party’s significator in a national chart so Jupiter Returns, which occur for us all appr every 12 years, has import for the GOP. Wonder what they have in store for us before 2008 ends?

Guess the D-Party’s Saturn Returns, which only come around appr every 28-30 years, have similar significance (Saturn = Ds) and would be prominent in a stack of Return charts based on their natal chart/planets. It’ll be awhile though–the Dems’ Saturn 25Ari55 last returned to natal degree in Nov/Dec 1998.

Anyway, you’ll find the GOP’s Jupiter Return chart with notes and their Natal chart in my sidebar of Pages, if you’re interested in these neocon-infested varmints.


*  ‘Republican’ Party is okay by me, but as long as the GOP childishly insists on using ‘Democrat Party’ I’ll childishly insist that Republic Party is fair if just as dumb-sounding.

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