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New Moon December 7, 2018

DC Horoscope: New Moon @15Sag07 December 7, 2018 2:20:15 am est White House Washington DC; Hour of the Moon (fluctuations; changes) with Venus in Scorpio rising in 1st house and leading a BOWL shape of the planets, emphasizing the lower hemisphere, and denoting signs Taurus through Libra as representing “challenges to existence” (The Guide to Horoscope Interpretation, M. E. Jones).

Taurus through Libra includes several of Mr. Trump’s natal planets, plus his natal Midheaven with nasty Algol conjoining @24Taurus. Gemini, of course, includes Trump’s natal Uranus-NN-Sun trio; Cancer includes his nibs’ Venus-Saturn conjunction, Leo includes his natal Mars and Ascendant (conjunct royal Regulus), and Libra brings in his problematic Neptune-Chiron-Jupiter trio of fantasy, schemes, and speculation (see chart, upper right–this trio is rising along with America’s natal Saturn @14Lib48, followed symbolically by US SP Mars Rx @18Libra (SP = Secondary Progressed–our Mars regressed and turned inward against ourselves since 2006).

This difficult, weakening condition for US Mars the warrior lasts until 2086 and tragically describes unlawful shootings by police against citizens, the ongoing crises of students vs students, parents vs children and vice versa, citizens arming up, death cults, and other violent events on US soil. That transit Neptune now floats through its own sign of murky Pisces only confuses issues, masks fraud and deception, and engenders contagions of fear and paranoia in the population.

New Moons Seed and Begin a New Cycle of Activity

As for December 2018’s double Fire Sun Sag-Moon Sag combination of conscious-unconscious energies, it’s the ‘comedian-preacher’ blend suggesting optimism, questing minds, and faith in the future as befits sign ruler Jupiter. Insincerity, cruelty, and corruption are unbearable for Sun Sag-Moon Sag folk who are full of good advice and need ‘fun’ and adventure within their relationships. And if memory serves, comedian Jon Stewart was born under it! Also born with this personality blend: Ludwig van Beethoven and philosopher-physicist Max Born. Here are two quotes, one from each:

“Give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that.” – Beethoven.

“Intellect distinguishes between the possible and the impossible.” – Max Born.

For more info on Sun-Moon blends see Sun Sign-Moon Sign by Charles and Suzi Harvey.

Image: ‘False Senator Wrasse’ a botanical drawing by Jude Cowell and descriptive of this Neptune in Pisces period of political corruption, deception, cover-ups, scandals, and leaks.

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

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

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August 15, 2015 Notice to Readers of Jude’s Threshold

Hi All! Just a note really to advise subscribers and other readers that the web address of Jude’s Threshold has this evening been reverted to https://judecowell.wordpress.com  due to yours truly having limited blogging time this year into next. As always, my focus must be Stars Over Washington and will be directed in the coming weeks to creating articles about political events such as Campaign 2016 (often using the excellent lens of Astrology to peek behind the curtain!), to writing new Stars Over Washington Reports (2015–2016), plus, setting up a plan to once again offer natal and other astrology reports digitally delivered, each report with my notes attached, along with a phone session for those who request it.

In the coming weeks, full details will be published in the sidebar of Stars Over Washington and reports may be ordered from there as well so I hope you’ll drop by when you can in case there’s a topic or two you may wish to investigate with me, novice astrologer and former resident of Washington DC as I am. Do note that mystical, cosmic, and esoteric subjects may appear on SO’W along with article links and video clips which concern Politics, Society, Astrology, Star Lore, Astronomy, Archaeology, and quite a bit more.

Meanwhile, here on Jude’s Threshold I shall happily continue to post as and when my schedule permits (I love WordPress!) and will continue to re-blog and spotlight the excellent content I discover published by my favorite authors and artists from their brilliant blogs and websites!

Now here’s your ‘official invitation’ to visit SO’W (insert smiley face):

http://www.starsoverwashington.com/2015/08/august-15-2015-whats-new-at-stars-over.html

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.

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

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

Senator Ted Cruz: “a crusader dueling with shadows”

Something about Senator Ted Cruz

A US Senator since January 2013, Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada on December 22, 1970 as the Sun reached Capricorn, sign of government, law, and business (birth hour unknown.) His ‘reigning need’ (Tyl) is shown by Moon in Libra, ruled by evaluating, attracting, sometimes vengeful Venus, a planet associated with money. Libra’s Airy nature denotes intellectual and legal interests along with creativity shown to best advantage by a use of balance though a certain emotionally detached attitude may be present.

No, the harmony preferred by Libra, Venus, and a Venus-ruled Moon (emotions, feelings, moods, physical body) aren’t always in store for a man born with a gracious helping of powerful planetary aspects relating to his natal Sun (ego; willpower; the Quest) and Mercury (thinking processes; planning; communications) and young Sen. Cruz sports a few such aspects which have provided him with the inherent motivation and drive to reach that pinnacle called Capitol Hill.

You may wish to read a further analysis of his planetary aspects on my Political Astrology site Stars Over Washington where a fuller astro-portrait may be found.

Since the Moon remained in Libra for the 24 hours of Dec 22, 1970, a precise birth hour isn’t required in order to consider Sen. Cruz’s Sun Cap-Moon Libra combination of energies with the Sun signifying the conscious mind (adult) and the Moon denoting the unconscious (child), and of course the unconscious mind tends to be the more powerful motivator of the two. Getting them working together is the height of successful creativity and ‘self-actualization’ and the square (90 degrees) between Capricorn and Libra supplies the dynamism one must have in order to ‘make the effort’ necessary to succeed.

Sen. Cruz’s Sun and Moon signs, one ruled by conservative, austere Saturn, planet of the status quo, the other by Venus, as noted, above, gives a Venus-Saturn signature (loyalty but dissatisfaction) which is further emphasized by a natal opposition between Venus (Sco) and Saturn Rx (Tau) across the intense Taurus-Scorpio axis of Values and Money, in mid-degrees. Plus, Saturn in Taurus is quite determined to be a preserver of values, an attitude helpful in Politics, yet whose values is another question entirely.

Curious fact: the ‘King of Terror’ Solar Eclipse that Nostradamus warned us about–August 11, 1999 @18Leo21–has Mr. Cruz’s position of Saturn (16Tau17 Rx v 16Tau52 Direct) which basically makes the difficult *’Mother of All Eclipses’ Cruz’s Saturn Return, age 29, a time when responsibilities should be accepted and increasing maturity is expected–or else. For as you know, Saturn is a karmic planet bringing along a reaping of what was sown in the past.) Naturally, all who were born around 1970 have planetary links to the 1999 eclipse and the May 2000 Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn may be of great personal significance for them as well.

Sun Cap-Moon Libra denotes our brazen junior senator as a crusader who duels with shadows and who possesses a paradoxical personality that’s conservative yet liberal. And though he seems to be in charge of his well-regulated life, an ‘ideas v action’ motif may be noted. Yet with his purposeful outlook, he can achieve most anything in life though negative thinking may interfere at times. Feeling the weight of his duties acutely, the serious Senator Cruz is inclined to be opportunistic, skeptical to the point of cynicism, and pedantic in any particular area he considers his expertise.

If a cause is deemed to be worthwhile, Sen. Cruz is happy to enjoin the fight with cunning shrewdness and a dry, factual approach. Although he prefers to behave politely (Uranus in Libra), he wants his words to have dramatic punch. Business and financial astuteness may be in evidence with much support from natal Jupiter in Big Business Scorpio, the sign ruled by ruthless, overbearing Mars-Pluto influences.

At age 42, Senator Cruz may be yet to learn that a ‘stiff upper lip’ isn’t always the best solution to other people’s problems, or to his own; a heavy sense of justice which ‘must be done’, plus, a healthy self-opinion refuses to allow his ego to be trod upon which are tendencies aided by the cool, emotionally detached Libra Moon. Thus, any criticism can seem to ‘roll off his back’, as they say–including that of his fellow Republicans.

Now let’s close our Cap-Libra consideration of Ted Cruz with the most apt of three “Images for Integration” (conscious + unconscious) given for this combo by Charles & Suzi Harvey in their excellent book, Sun Sign-Moon Sign–it has a quaint, knightly flavor to it:

“A visionary statesman fights a duel to see justice done.”

Somehow I can easily imagine the senator challenging an adversary by smacking him with his grey morning gloves, can’t you?

~:~

*Since the brutal WTC attacks of 9/11/01 and America’s subsequent brutalities and over-reaches, we see clearly what Nostradamus’ warning involved in preparation for the much-touted New Millennium. One basic reason it’s called ‘The Mother of All Eclipses’ is because it falls into the 1 North Saros Series. The initial 1N eclipse occurred on January 4, 1639 @13Cap48 (opposite US natal Sun of July 4, 1776 thus personalizing the August 1999 eclipse for our nation’s presidents, the White House, and the American people–in Astrology’s past-present-future kind of way.)

Additionally, 1N is the Pre-Natal Eclipse Series of the JFK Assassination Nov 22, 1963 and of the First Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 by Freemason President Harry Truman.

For historical context, check out Events of January 1639 if you wish.

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Feb 25, 2013 Full Moon in Virgo = job losses?

Today’s post at Stars Over Washington gives details and a view of the horoscope of February 25, 2013’s Full Moon in Virgo, sign of jobs, work, service, and health, with the chart set for the Capitol Building, Washington DC.

And as you know, various services in the US are due for interruption and more job losses are predicted because of ‘sequestration’ cuts which are likely to be implemented beginning March 1st unless Congress lifts itself up and shows more wisdom in financial matters than they’ve demonstrated so far. Such are the Machiavellian tactics of Washington politicians egged on by their wealthy billionaire backers against We the People as they plan austerity for us, more riches bwo tax breaks for them!

On Monday February 25th, congress members skulk back to the Capitol Building after their week-long vacation under the rays of a Virgo Full Moon which perfects on Monday at 3:26 pm est and colors this congressional session.

Implications of the Full Moon’s Sun Pisces-Moon Virgo Water-Earth blend of energies (mud-stuck yet practical, swamped by duties they should have already met) may be interesting to note: ‘analysis and synthesis, nervous and fretful, large-minded but good with details, devoted servants with refined tastes’. This blend denotes a confrontation (Full Moon = culmination, and awareness of relationship dynamics) between intuition and reason with Pisces unable to stand much reality, and Virgo all for making clear-eyed assessments and finding practical solutions (though what Congress is actually ‘devoted’ to seems suspect.)

A caution for this session of Congress which begins with a Virgo Full Moon, is to avoid perfectionism and an overly critical attitude toward others along with a tendency to allow emotions and rationality to clash–for it’s difficult to distinguish between them.

In Sun Sign-Moon Sign, the Harveys give interesting Images for Integration to describe the Sun Pisces-Moon Virgo pair of energies: “Small events bring enormous consequences…Faith and reason shake hands.”

Perhaps the best advice for everyone–very much including our political miscreants and radicals about to bring our financial matters to a halt–comes from famed psychologist Roberto Assagioli who was born under the influences of the Sun Pisces-Moon Virgo blend and observed that:

“Without forgiveness life is governed by…an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.”

Hmm…wise advice for Washington DC, isn’t it?

Update 2/27/13: please click on Comments to read an update to this post and do leave your own remarks if you wish! jc

Inauguration 2013: Sun AQ-Moon Gemini

Re: President Barack Obama’s second Inauguration, a private Oath of Office to be taken on Sunday January 20, 2013 and the public Oath taken on Monday January 21, 2013 (since January 20th falls on a Sunday.)

On my Political Astrology blog, Stars Over Washington, you’ll find on display astro-notes with both Inauguration 2013 horoscopes set for the Capitol Building Washington DC (where else?)

For my wonderful WordPress blog, I have a few astro-notes concerning both days because the president’s private Oath will be sworn under the rays of Sun Aquarius-Moon Taurus (Air-Earth = practical idealism) but there’s a different mood on Monday with Sun AQ-Moon Gemini (Air-Air = natural communicator.) Let’s consider both blends if you’re willing!

Now you know that in Mundane Astrology, Sun = the leader, or, the president, and Moon = the people, or, the public. Plus, Sun represents the conscious mind, Moon the unconscious; Sun = male, Moon = female. It’s all about energy and with Sun-Moon blends, it’s the combination of energies that tells more than simply Sun or Moon signs can divulge on their own.

Jan 20, 2013 noon est, when the previous presidential term officially ends and the new administration begins:

Sun AQ-Moon Tau is a level-headed, capable, friendly, ambitious, and entrepreneurial combination that harmoniously unites the emotional nature with intellectual power. Conflicts may result from love of home and comfort vying against future-oriented insights. It’s a good blend for a leader for it inspires confidence in others through reliability and an ability to debate issues rationally.

Two famous folk who share Sun AQ-Moon Tau natally are included with a quote from each:

“A hungry man is not a free man.” –Adlai E. Stevenson

“Only by transcending the everyday, by seeing human life in larger terms, can the individual escape the slow strangulation of permanent errors.” –E.G. Price

The blend’s “Image for Integration” given by Charles & Suzi Harvey in their book Sun Sign-Moon Sign is more than a little revealing of the direction society is being sent and of the president who will continue to man the helm for four more years, much to the dismay of his political opponents:

“The resident caretaker of a ‘New Age’ community sips his Beaujolais as he systematically does the year’s accounts.”

Monday January 21, 2013 Sun AQ-Moon Gem changes to a lighter tone with the public mood turned excitably Geminian. This breezy blend is progressive unlike a Taurean flavored Moon with Taurus being ‘the preserver’; a strong social conscience is indicated along with wit and a philosophical bent though the combo’s flexibility mixes with a stubborn streak provided by the Fixed (rigid) energy of Aquarius.

Emotionally naive, this blend denotes detachment which is shown on one level by a carefree nonchalance. Being drawn to ‘New Age’ thinking tallies with yesterday’s Aquarian-Taurean energies for changing the world seems a distinct possibility; communicating radical ideas goes along with journalistic interests, plus, public relations is a natural field of endeavor along with the high tech devices that seem so necessary in today’s social networking and mobile blogging world.

The innate charm, friendliness, and sociability of Monday’s blend should enhance our nation’s inaugural celebrations, balls, and parties perfectly!

Sun AQ-Moon Gem is shared natally by social activist Saul Alinsky (!), comedian Jack Benny, “wise man”
Elihu Root, and Thomas Paine who helpfully informed us that, “The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately.”

(Especially on Capitol Hill these days though ‘the sublime’ too often goes missing entirely–jc.)

There are two “Images for Integration” for Sun AQ-Moon Gem which apply quite well to Inauguration 2013 and the second one amazes me with its aptness to the president and his Inaugural Address, I think. See if you agree:

“A child in a balloon drifts over the city reporting back by portable phone on all below…A white blackbird charms the garden with its song.” (Harveys.)

Happy Inauguration Day, Everyone!

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