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Horoscopes: 116th Congress and the July 2019 Solar Eclipse

As you can see, the 3 North Solar Eclipse of July 2, 2019 manifests upon the IC (Foundation; Basis; Domestic Scene) of the 116th Congress Horoscope set for its opening on January 3, 2019 at noon est, Capitol Building. This suggests that events brought along or triggered by the 3 North eclipse in July 2019–and we may as well face it: 3 North is the Prenatal Eclipse Saros Series (‘PE’) of the 9/11/01 attacks–will be at the basis of 116th Congress activities during the second half of 2019. And unfortunately, 3 North‘s caution that, ‘large plans are wanted–but don’t get carried away’ went unheeded in 2001 by Bush-Cheney and the “1% gang” so we’ll see how well things are handled this time around.

Plus, a major feature is Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi‘s natal Jupiter in Aries rises in the January 3rd chart while the natal Jupiter in Libra of Donald Trump sets on the Descendant. Politics, plans for expansion, and ideals are at odds! But we don’t need Astrology to predict a stand-off between the two leaders do we?

Please enlarge the image to read my study notes squished (as usual!) upon the chart. And if you wish, more details concerning the 116th Congress’ Horoscope are available as are astro-notes on the Lunar and Solar Eclipses of 2019 with themes.

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Written by Jude Cowell

December 14, 2018 at 12:38 am

Time to Fix the Economy and Congress

Time to Fix the Economy and Congress.

Written by Jude Cowell

February 25, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Posted in US Congress, US economy

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

Astro-Notes: 113th Congress’ natal horoscope

Update 1/1/13: the natal horoscope of 2013′ s 113th Congress is in process of being recalculated due to the swearing-in now being set for January 4th, not January 3rd as I had previously heard and posted on. Please check with Stars Over Washington over the next two days where I will display asap a fresh horoscope of the new Congress. Please pardon the inconvenience! Jude

Update2: January 3rd has been cited again. Maybe I’ll put off posting a Jan 4th horoscope until the 113th swears in–whenever that turns out to be. jc

Original post begins here:

If you’re familiar with Mundane or Political Astrology, you know that the Sun signifies the president in the US, or more generally, leaders and leadership.

Having published today’s post at Stars Over Washington concerning the 113th Congress, it just occurred to me that I neglected to describe one of the new Congress’ important midpoint pictures involving the Sun and the Neptune/North Node midpoint, with its potentials for scandals, glamorization of national ideals, drug policies that ignore important concerns, spies or terrorists on villainous missions, and/or inadequate medical care and/or hospital systems. (Munkasey.)

So here is the picture thus created by nebulous, obfuscating Neptune and NN (contacts, meetings, encounters, and future direction):

Neptune-NN = Sun: a determination to be original (Munkasey); seeking contacts, or else feeling misunderstood (Tyl); feeling disappointed or let down by others (Ebertin.)

If you wish, click for more info on the 113th Congress and a view of its natal horoscope with details for the 113th convenes on January 3, 2013 at noon est. You’ll see that that there are two Angular midpoints–one rising (ASC = 113th Congress) and one at Mc (The Goal)–which you may wish to consider if you haven’t already.

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Written by Jude Cowell

December 29, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Poll: Will Ds and Rs Reach Fiscal Deal by End of 2012?

What do you think?

Leave other on-topic ideas in a comment, if you wish!

Written by Jude Cowell

December 7, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Darrell Issa’s Sun Scorpio-Moon Virgo

You’ve seen Politico‘s current feature on Darrel Issa’s list of investigations into the Obama administration once the 112th Congress opens on Wednesday January 5, 2011.

It’s like the GOP vs Bill Clinton all over again and broadcaster Thom Hartmann has said that if the Rs can distract the people for long enough, they can hide the fact that the GOP has no new ideas for moving the country forward. I must concur with Mr. Hartmann though I sincerely believe that moving the country toward fascism is closer to Washington’s intention.

As of January 5th, Mr. Issa will be chairman of the ‘top oversight committee’ in Congress which grumps me up no end for if Congress hadn’t vacated its oversight duties years ago we might not be in the financial mess we’re in, yet Issa is passionately itching to use the congressional ‘oversight’ function to plague and undermine the GOP’s political opponents prior to the 2012 presidential campaign!

Issa has called the Obama administration “one of the most corrupt ever” as if other adminstrations have been pussycats and Congress is lily white – puh-leese!

Where was Issa when the US financial system needed oversight? Or during the lied-into-wars of Bush-Cheney fought on credit card? Actually Issa was one of the culprits cheerleading for Washington’s one-world-government plan which requires endless war and financial collapse.

Issa’s Wikipedia bio gives details on this particular Republican bigwig, if you’re interested.

An Astro-Peek

Darrell Issa was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 1, 1953 when the Sun was in the range of 8Sco29 – 9Sco29 and Moon 7Vir54 – 19Vir43 during the 24-hour period of his birth date. Let’s take a peek at his personality bwo his Sun Scorpio-Moon Virgo blend, a practical Water-Earth combination of energies.

Sun Sco-Moon Vir indicates passion and piety, ‘Mary and Martha’, and a hardworking, quiet dedication. There are tendencies toward biting criticism, relentless perfectionism, and organizing ability.

Here is a “veritable dynamo of well-planned and strategically executed industry” say Charles and Suzi Harvey in their book Sun Sign-Moon Sign. The Images for Integration given are as follows:

“A scientist probes into the mysteries of the cosmos…An artist combines simplicity with intensity in a study of still life.”

He also probes into the mysterious ways of the Democratic Party.

On the negative side of Sun Sco-Moon Vir, we see a narrowness of outlook, an arrogance which assumes that, if he can think them up, he is entitled to rewrite the rules (!), and a conscious aggression which emerges as biting and destructive criticism (as noted above.)

Pardon, but the negative side sounds like a typical Republican to me, and a few Democrats as well.

So! Mr. Issa’s personality seems to be a perfect fit to advance the GOP agenda to ‘rewrite’ the rules of what the Rs tiresomely calls ‘Obamacare’ and for other costly delights as vicious party politics again trump addressing the needs and doing the business of the American people.

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Note on Congress: 2008 figures show that there are 237 Millionaires in Congress and I assume that there must be even more of them now.

Update Jan 5, 2011: for a fuller picture of Mr. Issa’s way of doing business, you may be interested in a blog called Issa Exposed.

(Hat tip to Alex D’Atria for the blog link.)

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Read more of my astro-notes concerning the opening of the 112th Congress on Jan 5, 2011, if you dare, for America’s ‘sacred warrior’ is rising.

Wintry Thoughts for December 13, 2010

Today is Monday December 13, 2010 and the US is gripped in Winter’s grasp in many regions of our nation with 8 days to go until Winter Solstice 2010. Yes, WordPress’ snowflakes across the page look festive and perfect for the season!

Now no one knows why the muse of bad poetry tends to light rather frequently upon my shoulder. If I could explain it I could probably stop it. But not today for I’m in a holiday mood that begs for snowy expression however minor it may be:

As wintry winds begin to blow
remember Mama told you so
your scarf and mittens are a must
to counter winter’s freezing gust!

jc 2010

And if you have a moment, you’ll find it won’t take a sled but only a simple click to discover my latest science-y/poem-y blog Woolly Mammoth Chronicles where I express in rhyme my personal misgivings about Science’s plan to clone from fossil DNA a long-extinct relic of the Ice Age, the woolly mammoth.

My ‘Odes to a Woolly Mammoth’ are the inexplicable result, plus, Science News links and odd videos are included as well so check it out and answer the woolly mammoth poll, upper right, if you wish to weigh in on the weighty woollie’s proposed return to ‘life’ – or to some Frankensteinian version of it.

Also, your feathers may be ruffled to know that my Political Astrology blog Stars Over Washington was updated this morning concerning the astro-atmosphere on Capitol Hill: this week’s lame duck session is marked by Monday’s Fire-Water combination of The Seeker and The Mystic!

The Winter Solstice 2010 horoscope is there as well: see sidebar for Top Ten SO’W posts which is where you’ll find my December 21, 2010 Lunar Eclipse article with chart image, too.

Hope you keep your feathers dry and warm! jc

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