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Astro-Guide for 2017

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Can’t quite believe it is the first day of February! I THINK I am now coming round from a particularly dozy January – not helped at all by a long bout of winter flu or whatever the hell it was…

I greatly appreciate the efforts of those colleagues who every new year, compile most helpful lists of the major planetary events. Last year, I posted Leah Whitehorse‘s very comprehensive list. This year, my thanks to that wonderful resource The Astrology Podcast: here is their list. I have mine printed out and pinned up on my office wall. Hope you find it useful!

Zodiac Zodiac

Main Signatures for 2017

  • Leo eclipse in August, and that axis shifting from Virgo-Pisces to Leo-Aquarius in general.
  • Venus retrograde in Aries/Pisces, echoing back to 8 years ago.
  • Jupiter-Uranus opposition off and on most of the year.
  • Final phases of Saturn in Sagittarius, followed by…

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February 6, 2017 at 9:42 pm

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Week from February 14th – 21st, 2010

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Looking ahead…

SHIFTING REALITIES

February 14th:

  • Mercury in Aquarius semi-square Ceres in Sagittarius (06+/21+)
  • Moon ingress into Pisces at 07:22 am EST
  • Venus in Pisces quincunx Saturn Rx in Libra (03+/03+)
  • Venus in Pisces quincunx Mars Rx in Leo (03+/03+)
  • Ceres in Sagittarius trine Eris in Aries (21+/21+)
  • Mercury in Aquarius semi-sextile Jupiter in Pisces (06+/06+)
  • Sun conjunct Chiron in Aquarius (26+); Sun conjunct Neptune in Aquarius (26+)

February 15th:

  • Venus in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn (04+/04+)
  • Mars Rx in Leo sextile Saturn Rx in Libra (03+/03+)
  • Vesta egress into Leo at 10:53 pm EST

February 16th:

  • Juno in Aries sextile Chiron in Aquarius (26+/26+)
  • Venus in Pisces semi-square Eris in Aries (06+/21+)
  • Juno in Aries sextile Neptune in Aquarius (26+/26+)
  • Moon ingress into Aries at 07:30 pm EST
  • Venus conjunct Jupiter in Pisces (07+)

February 17th:

  • Chiron conjunct Neptune in Aquarius (26+)
  • Mercury in…

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February 6, 2017 at 2:58 pm

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A Summary and Analysis of the ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ Fairy Tale

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Wonder if Trumpelthinskin should read this fascinating article?!!

Interesting Literature

A curious introduction to a classic fairy story

How old do you think the story of Rumpelstiltskin is? It was famously included in the 1812 volume Children’s and Household Tales by the Brothers Grimm (a book that’s better known as Grimms’ Fairy Tales), but many of the tales written down by the German siblings were of a considerable vintage by then. The surprising thing is that the story of Rumpelstiltskin – albeit under a different name – is thought to be some 4,000 years old. To put that in perspective, that’s over a thousand years before Homer, and roughly contemporaneous with the earliest surviving versions of the tales that comprise the Epic of Gilgamesh, widely regarded as the oldest epic. Rumpelstiltskin, it turns out, is one of the earliest known narratives in Western literature.

The plot of the fairy tale can be summarised in a couple…

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Written by Jude Cowell

January 30, 2017 at 4:11 pm

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Jude’s Threshold says farewell!

Notice: on or about October 11 or 12, 2016, Jude’s Threshold will shutter for the last time. My thanks and warm regards to all who have followed, commented, and shared its content during the 8 years of its existence.

However, due to time constraints, I have not been able to migrate all the posts here over to my new Astrology blog Jude Cowell Astrology though I did try and hope you will mosey to JCAstro when you have a chance where Follows are much appreciated and No Politics or politicians will mar the cyber landscape. (I have Stars Over Washington for that!)

As for WordPress, I will especially miss the re-blog feature its format provides but with an abundance of blogs to manage elsewhere, my schedule and blog collection need an autumnal sweep!

Catch you later,

Jude Cowell, always the reluctant astrologer

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October 11, 2016 at 2:59 pm

DARK MATTER by Philip Kerr

Sounds like an intriguing novel!

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I know Philip Kerr from his children’s novels and didn’t realize he wrote stories for adults. While searching for another book, I came upon his Dark Matter, a novel written in 2002 and it immediately caught my attention. It’s 1696 and Christopher Ellis has just taken on a job assisting Sir Isaac Newton at the Royal Mint. As Warden, it’s Newton’s job to hunt down counterfeiters. A challenging enough job but when mysterious murders start happening, Ellis plays Watson to Newton as an earlier version of Sherlock Holmes. Clues and body counts rise as Ellis and Newton face personal danger in the politically volatile back streets of London. Throw in a mix of alchemy and codes and we’re off on a most puzzling case. Turns out that more than the economy of the realm is threatened. A century’s old massacre pits Huguenots against Catholics in a revenge plot only…

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September 20, 2016 at 4:27 am

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Fall Plum Jam

Scrumptious!

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September 13, 2016 at 7:54 pm

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The Mystery of the White House Cornerstone

one of many mysteries at the White House

St. Norbert Times

BY HANNAH SCHWEFEL

The White House was built in 1792 by a group of Freemasons who happened to be very influential leaders in the United States. On Oct.13, the first corner of the White House was laid, speeches were given and meals were had. Many people came from all over to see the beginnings of the president’s new home.

After the foundation was laid, a brass plate was placed on the cornerstone. There are many rumors surrounding the cornerstone in general. Today, many wonder what happened to the original cornerstone, what it looked like and what was really on the cornerstone’s plate.

The cornerstone is one of the building’s most important pieces. It can be assumed that the piece was quite large in size and also very heavy, as it was made out of Aquia sandstone from Virginia. Some say that the stone was inscribed by the founding fathers, while…

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September 8, 2016 at 7:54 pm

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