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Earliest Hickman Ancestor Found!

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Re-blogging this post on May 16, 2022 after sharing it to my FB group Genealogy plus History was refused.

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This morning my earliest known Hickman ancestor was discovered by yours truly, a mere armchair researcher. Never before had I seen the lineage of Mary Hickman wife of Henry Peter Strickland so I was glad to follow her parentage back to England. Here is what researchers have found so far about this particular early Hickman (sometimes spelled ‘Hitchman’) line:

Mary Hickman b. 1750 Nash Co, NC; died before 1744 Jackson Co, GA descends from parents Nathaniel Hickman and Sarah Ann (Strickland? perhaps). Nathaniel was b. 1715 Isle of Wight Co, VA and died before November 10, 1795. Sarah Ann was also born in Isle of Wight Co, VA in 1713. They lived and died in Edgecombe Co, NC.

Nathaniel’s parents were William and Mary Williams Hickman (Isle of Wight, VA/NC), both born in the 1600s. William’s will was proved on February 19, 1744 with son Nathaniel as executor. William’s…

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May 16, 2022 at 11:41 pm

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On the DC Obelisk – Part III

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You’ll find an awesome amount of intriguing information herein! Plus, a shout-out to yours truly that has me blushing. Thanks a bunch, Ed!

Emersion: A Blog from Occursion Media on Somewhat Interesting Hidden and Cryptic Astrological Histories

A quick shout-out is due astrologer Jude Cowell of Stars Over Washington for both inspiration and a reminder of what it takes to be a competent mundane practitioner. Her blog is a veritable treasure-trove of data and insights essential to astrologers who want to learn about the craft. Bravo, Jude! I hear you are an artist too?

Top view of the Washington Monument. The dimensions of the obelisk approximate the values of phi;
a superimposed pentacle reveals a Golden Mean ratio between the pyramidion and the main column.

In the first two parts of this illustrious series on the DC Obelisk, aka the Washington Monument, we learned a few parameters of how the monument marks the historical place and time of this “great experiment” called the USA. Encoded within are referents to the heavens, or the “great clock,” in which the planets cycle through the fixed star matrix of the…

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May 1, 2022 at 12:59 am

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On the DC Obelisk – Part II

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Part II with Part III on the way:

Emersion: A Blog from Occursion Media on Somewhat Interesting Hidden and Cryptic Astrological Histories

A pentacle approximates the shape of the Washington Monument’s pyramidion

In Part I we learned that the Washington Monument encodes historic astrological alignments via the shape of its design and its symbolic moment of dedication. It does so through the pyramidion at the top which is based on the Golden Mean value, and is shaped to parallel the Sun’s culminating altitude on certain dates – dates that also feature solar conjunctions to prominent fixed stars that were equidistant to the summer solstice point of 0° Cancer in the year 1800.

Remembering that the WM slope is 72°38’37”, we can create this table of values:

1800 AD values – Sun @ 180° azimuth @ DC Sun altitude Sun ecliptic * ecliptic
Sun -0- Aldebaran – May 28 72°36′ 07°02′ GEM 06°59′ GEM
Sun -0- Summer Solstice – June 21 74°33′ 29°58′ GEM 00°00′ CAN
Sun -0- Procyon – July 15 72°37′

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April 24, 2022 at 7:08 pm

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Earth Day 2022 – from the Middle of the World

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Another amazing post from Equador!

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From the Middle of the World

Scarlet Tanager

Ecuador –   The lovely Scarlet Tanager joins the list of rare birds that drop in for a photo session then move on!  This one visited Parque las Vegas on March 31.  At first glance I thought it was the ‘common’ Vermillion Flycatcher:

Vermillion Flycatcher

Scarlet Tanager

This bird was quite patient with the impromptu photo session, but it was not until that night that I realized how rare this beauty was in this area.   It was the third time for this species to be reported in Manabi Province on eBird:   eBird/Scarlet Tanager/Manabi-Ecuador

In nearby La Tomatera, a new eBird Hotspot, several more VIP birds have provided special glimpses, and I continue to find myself Blessed by Birds.   The quite rare Black-billed Cuckoo continues to ‘multiply.’   First there was one sighting, thanks to Luis Saltos, then another visit to La Tomatera…

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April 23, 2022 at 12:26 am

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Full Moon in Libra, April 16, 2022

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A Full Libra Moon for Easter 2022!

Libra Seeking Balance

The most attention getting aspect on the Full Moon at 26° 46’ Libra, 16 April, 11:56 AM PDT, is Pluto in Capricorn creating a cardinal T-Square with the Aries Sun and Libra Moon. Cardinal T-Squares are usually a call to action and in this instance Saturn in Aquarius (trine the Libra Moon and sextile the Aries Sun) will hopefully provide just enough drag to keep us from being too hasty. We might be able to finally see areas in our lives that need some house cleaning but it won’t hurt to take our time to figure out the best way to go about it. Another factor to take into account on this lunation is the preponderance of planets in earth and water with only the Sun, Moon and Saturn representing air and fire. Just one more reason to take slow, measured steps to reach our goals.

Libra’s ruler, Venus, is…

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April 15, 2022 at 10:07 pm

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The “Third Rome” and the War on Ukraine – an Astro-iconological Perspective

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From Occursion Media comes an awesome, comprehensive perspective concerning Russia’s war against Ukraine and its cosmic links to historical events, world religions, Washington DC, a prominent fixed star that few people are familiar with, and much more.

Emersion: A Blog from Occursion Media on Somewhat Interesting Hidden and Cryptic Astrological Histories

The recent invasion of Ukraine by the regime of Russia’s Vladimir Putin has been a hot topic in online astrology discussion groups. Here at Occursion, it is my aim to present data that won’t be found anywhere else, so I won’t be discussing the standard take on things. Instead, this article is intended to “unpack” possible astrological markers found in religious aspects of Russian nationalism, which is rooted partly in a unique religious identity of the Russian realm.

A full understanding of that very complex topic that has evolved over the last thousand years would take us well beyond the limited confines of a blog, but there are some key historical moments that can help us shed light on the current hegemony in what is a very mysterious part of the world. This blog article will show ritual astrological patterns using fixed stars.

What is the “Third Rome”?

The idea…

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March 30, 2022 at 8:17 pm

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Full Moon in Virgo, March 18, 2022

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A Full Virgo Moon:

Libra Seeking Balance

There is a comfortable vibe on this earthy Full Moon at 27° 40’ Virgo on 18 March 2022, 12:18 AM PDT but it won’t be without a few surprises just to keep things interesting. There is a very good chance some of us may get a progress report on what was set in motion on the New Moon in Pisces, thanks to Pluto in Capricorn harmoniously aspecting both the Virgo Moon and the Pisces Sun.

One of the best things about Virgo is its ability to make order out of chaos in a quiet, efficient manner, and there has been plenty of chaos swirling around for awhile. On the New Moon in Pisces, Pluto in Capricorn conjoined Venus and Mars which was intense to say the least! Now the Virgo Moon is trine Pluto and we can finally begin to sort through the debris and attempt to make sense of…

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March 17, 2022 at 6:52 am

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War Is Crime (please share)

War is Crime. And a racket!

Year of Prophecies

War Is Crime
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,,
It’s a strange philosophy,
making war the ultimate decider of conflict or disagreement.
Over and over it fails, miserably, tragically. Yet the demand persists.
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Lives not given, not shared.Taken.
Ripped asunder.
Limbs, guts, glory.
Shrieking abandoned waifs,
wailing inconsolate lovers.
Screaming bombs, squealing tanks.
Arms shattered,
vision scarred
for peace, for Fatherland, for prosperity.
Today, cold, raw, ice flecks
obscure a longed-for Sun.
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Soft blood dries — throes of maggots and microbes
cunningly feast on folly.
Can the wage of war pay to feed our habit?
Vegetation of these mythic forests grows
twisted, tinged in dark crimson layers.
Smell terror, violent death —
fresh meat, or fresh enough for remnant
gnashed snarls of teeth and salivation.
Lullabies drenched in sweet hope
snapped for a dream.
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all she has known forever ashes.
This ought to be a nightmare.
Here, now, it is horribly…

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March 14, 2022 at 8:46 pm

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New Moon in Pisces, March 02, 2022

Brilliant Diane, TY!

Libra Seeking Balance

The emotional tides may be running high on the New Moon at 12° 07’ Pisces on 2 March 2022, 09:36 AM PST. Jupiter conjoins the Sun and Moon in Pisces with all three sextile Uranus in Taurus. Our expectations are probably going to be high yet we can still be blindsided by changes Uranus ushers in. As hard as it is to dampen expectations of a specific outcome, we might wish to work hard on doing so. Otherwise we may court disappointment in the short term because the best outcomes are more likely to show up in the long run. The duality of Pisces will be very apparent with the potential for so many different options we might be overwhelmed. Uranus ensures the possibility everything can change in an instant.

The one stable factor in this New Moon chart is Mercury conjoining Saturn in fixed Aquarius. We need the clear…

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March 1, 2022 at 8:04 pm

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Horoscope: Aries Ingress 2022 in Moscow

Due to the tragic war against Ukraine by Russia’s Vladimir Putin, here is a re-publish of my own post today on Stars Over Washington concerning the Mars-ruled Aries Ingress 2022, aka, Spring Equinox 2022:

Feb 28, 2022

Horoscope: Aries Ingress 2022 Moscow

February 28, 2022

With so much going on today, I only have time for a quick publish of the Aries Ingress 2022 Horoscope set for Moscow, Russia (aka, Spring Equinox). With Putin placing war front and center, ‘Aries Ingress’ emphasizes the season’s Martian qualities.

Astro-Notes are scribbled on the chart for the curious, and several 29th-degree placements of a critical-crisis and impulsive nature will be noted, plus, star of misfortune, Scheat, is active, conjunct the Sun, and Angular.

Vladimir Putin‘s first natal planet to rise is his Sun @13Lib55 closely followed by his sour Saturn (@17Lib27 – conjunct Herr Trump‘s natal Jupiter 17:27), then his Neptune-Mercury conjunction of fantasy and fallacy rises; meanwhile, Ingress 2022 Saturn conjunct Nemesis points toward Putin’s natal North Node which suggests his lonely positionwork that becomes steadily more difficult as time goes on (R. Ebertin), and possibly his ‘unbeatable foe’ determination to take power and expand Russian territory (like the Roman Empire – see the IC’s Sabian Symbol – “The Pope Blessing the Faithful”via war and violence.

Horoscope: Aries Ingress 2022 March 20th 6:33:14 pm BAT Moscow, Russia; ASC 29Vir21; MC 29Gem07; chart and Midheaven ruler = Mercury with applying aspects listed, lower left corner with international communications in focus, and some form of financial expansion on the menu:

And for the sake of comparison, why not check out the Aries Ingress 2022 Horoscope set for Washington DC.

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February 28, 2022 at 7:49 pm

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