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Spring EQ 2018: Sun Aries-Moon Taurus

Here are my astro-notes concerning Spring Equinox 2018 which perfects when the Sun reaches 00Ari00, the Aries Point on March 20, 2018 at 12:15:28 pm edt. In this post let’s focus primarily on the day’s (and thus the Spring Season’s and, some would say, the entire year’s cosmic weather until March 2019) via the Sun-Moon blend of conscious plus unconscious energies and the synergy created by this particular blend.

Additionally, a view of the Spring EQ 2018 Horoscope set for Washington DC is available if you’re curious. In the chart, you’ll see scandalous Neptune in Pisces at Midheaven and so the scandals, leaks, and cover-ups in America continue. Paranoia, fear, and contagion are unfortunately suggested as well by both Neptune and its natural sign of the Two Fishes. The good news with Neptune is that divine inspiration is always available for those open to higher aspirations than the mere temporal.

As for a general perspective on Spring EQ 2018, a consideration of its Fire-Earth Sun Aries-Moon Taurus combination suggests a time when stamina, courage, and determination are in order, while self-centeredness and personal ambition are top of the agenda for folks of a driven persuasion. However, there may be in evidence a stop-go approach to issues as egos pose obstacles to cooperation and understandably disrupt harmony.

Actually, all Fire-Earth blends hint at volcanoes in eruption and cause a ‘bulldozer’ effect within conditions which tend to reveal dictatorial attitudes where they exist. Expectably, this sort of combo of energies works well for politicians born under it. One example (though technically he is not a politician, he just feeds off them) is the recently indicted political operative Paul Manafort. In 2017 he appeared in a SO’W post I titled Paul Manafort: the Ram and the Bull for obvious sign-based reasons.

This is the blend of the ‘tactless diplomat’ which suggests recent moves toward a meeting between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Why, some people have even suggested Kim’s pal Dennis Rodman to act as ‘diplomat’! Yes, humor and wit are part of the Sun Aries-Moon Taurus blend and this particular face-to-face of global proportions is an example of Spring 2018’s ha-has which may become all too real with hard-to-predict results.

Yet the tough vs tender Sun Aries-Moon Taurus combo is able to cut through non-essentials with intellect and a vital spirit but don’t be surprised if it sometimes likes to play devil’s advocate. Smoothing down the ruffled feathers of others is also on the Spring 2018 agenda as are entrepreneurship and the self-confidence to push for economic security. Under these energies hypocrisy cannot thrive (which bodes ill for Washington politicians!) although those who possess magnetic charm will prosper (unless other factors in the psyche interfere). One caution is not to allow jealousy or possessiveness to ruin relationships (always good advice).

So now you have my solar-lunar astro-notes on Spring Equinox 2018 some of which are gleaned from the Harveys’ excellent book Sun Sign-Moon Sign. Let’s close with a famous quote from another fellow who was born under the influence of this Fire-Earth combination, Sleepy Hollow author Washington Irving,

“A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.”

Above image: my pencil drawing, Abandoned Garden.

Written by Jude Cowell

March 10, 2018 at 8:58 pm

Horoscope: Evangeline Adams

Natal Horoscope Feb 8, 1869

Natal Horoscope Feb 8, 1868

Image: Evangeline Adams February 8, 1868 8:30 am LMT Jersey city, New Jersey; please enlarge to read a few basic chart factors messily penned on.

Above you see the natal horoscope of famed American astrologer Evangeline Smith Adams. However, its accuracy is in question with a Rodden Rating of DD for ‘Dirty Data’ yet it is the data she herself gave in her book, The Bowl of Heaven and has been used by many astrologers through the years.

Since one of the books I am currently reading is Foreseeing the Future: Evangeline Adams and Astrology in America by Karen Christino, I naturally wanted a look at her natal chart and noticed that Evangeline Adams is in process of a Saturn Return! And with Saturn being the traditional ruler of the ancient art of Astrology, I wanted to post her chart as a tribute to her pioneering work of the 19th century when she reportedly served a client list of 100,000! Adams established herself as an independent woman of business when that sort of thing was very rarely done.

And even non-astrologers have heard the tale of one of her most famous clients (and students), J. P. Morgan, and his revealing quote that, “Millionaires don’t use Astrology, billionaires do.” One must assume that this remains the case for both Financial Markets and Astrology are based on cycles within cycles so why not pay heed to the excellent timing advantage one has through the use of astrological principles?

Well, this post is not meant to be a major study of the natal chart of Ms. Adams though more info may be published later. Let’s do make note of the three dates of her current Saturn Return/s–a ‘three-fer’ due to Saturn’s retrogradation though her natal Saturn @4Sag40 is Direct as you see which emphasizes the third and final conjunction of transiting Saturn to 4Sag40 (1. denial; 2. acceptance; 3. resolution):

1. February 25, 2015;
2. March 31, 2015; and
3. November 6, 2015
which is yet to come as of this posting.

Now her Mercury-North Node opposition denotes her Mercury conjunct South Node (ideas before her time; others pilfer and use her ideas without giving her credit) and the opposition points toward her natal Saturn in the 9th house of Philosophy, Religion, Higher Education, and Foreign Lands. Legal Matters may also be found in the 9th house expecially involving Higher Courts such as SCOTUS.

(Enlarge chart to read Mercury-NN = Saturn potentials, upper right.)

As the ruler of Capricorn (government, law, and business), Saturn is one of the karmic planets acting as our celestial time keeper and lesson bringer who demands that what is reaped must be sown (as a Saturnian astrologer I don’t ‘do’ past lives, just heredity and DNA). No one escapes this natural law–not even big bankers, Wall Street gentry, or government officials (with warmongers and mass murderers definitely included.)

So! Will the 2015 Saturn Return of Evangeline Adams affect current events (beyond this post!) in a karmic way? Perhaps not. But now that her chart and Return dates are noted and spotlighted we’ll have to see if the famous 19th century prognosticator of cycles somehow imprints upon current events once again.

For details on the life of Evangeline Adams astro.com is recommended.

Written by Jude Cowell

October 18, 2015 at 7:57 pm

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

2012’s Friday the 13th with Mars Turning Direct

Today the long seige of a retrograde Mars ends as the planet of action, energy, and motivation begins a forward march. So if I were you (and I’m not last time I checked) I’d take some pertinent advice from my friend astrologer Julie Demboski on the matter!

Plus, if you’re not totally fed up with Politics, you may wish to visit my Political Astrology blog for a few astro-notes on the Mars Station Direct @ 3Vir40 in relation to Washington DC, my former place of residence. (Or maybe not. Wouldn’t blame you for being fed up with the varmints who now infest the land.)

While there be sure to scroll a smidgeon down Stars Over Washington’s sidebar for two considerations of the Astrology of DNC 2012 and RNC 2012 for that time draws near and more astro-notes will be forthcoming…

Either way, I hope today’s ‘Friday the 13th’ is going well for you and that all your ducks are lining up in neat rows, ready and eager to waddle forward!

What’s up at Jude’s Threshold?

Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve had time to post here and though withdrawal symptoms have set in, my blogging schedule has yet to return to normal because a new baby arrives home from the hospital in about an hour so you can imagine how busy my family members are these days, including me!

There’s a casserole in the oven (waiting for my Italian-food-loving daughter Maya) and her hubby, plus, there’s a 6-year old running about and wondering what’s for lunch (as they will do.)

Meanwhile, Politics and Campaign 2012 keep rolling along and though I’m keeping up with the news, I have little chance to write about anything–except for a few exceptions recently published over at Stars Over Washington, my Political Astrology blog where you’ll find Max Igan videos, political videos and links, astro-notes, politicians’ natal planets, and more.

One change while I’ve been non-blogging, however, is a new addition to my TV-watching habit on Current TV, the 9 am edt broadcast by Stephanie Miller and crew so check her out if you haven’t for “politically direct” conversation, interesting guests, and an opportunity to call in and express yourself on the political and social topics of the day.

Now–please pass the Pampers! ;p

Read IRS building crasher’s suicide letter

Joseph Stack, the man who airplaned into the IRS building in Texas, left a suicide letter for ‘Big Brother IRS man’ and you may read it if you wish. It covers a lot. See if you can find anything he says in the letter that isn’t true. I haven’t so far.

Except for the part about violence being “the only answer.”

Here in psycho-drugged America

Wow, my fellow Americans! I had no idea that we’re a such a psycho-drugged nation, especially since the rise of Prozac beginning in 1996.

Doctors are prescribing (distributing) psycho-drug combos at an alarming rate, too, with no studies on how their combinination of chemicals affects the human body.

One thing we can know since it’s America: ‘someone’ is making mega-bucks on this unfortunate, health-altering trend. And the victims aren’t paying close attention to what Washington and Wall Street are up due to their drug-induced hazes – and just at the time when we most need the populace to be alert and cognizant.

Its’ my belief that with this trend our psycho-drugged, unhappy-with-government citizens are being disenfranchised from participating in our ‘democracy’ which can’t hide its true oligarchic face much longer.

And soon, it won’t have to.

South Yemen Nov 30, 1967

The excellent site StarCats has an article on the bombing of the USS Cole (Oct 12, 2000 @ 12:15 pm BAT) along with the natal chart for South Yemen (Nov 30, 1967 12:00 am BAT) if you’re interested in astro-details of this ruggedly mountainous, poor, and remote country so much in the news these days.

Here are a few of the USS Cole bombing chart details:

ASC 18Cap23, Sun 19Lib21, Moon 7Ari16; South Node 20Cap16 rising which means the January 7, 2010 transiting North Node (NN) is conjunct natal SN, aka, a Nodal Half-Return.

Nodal Half-Returns ‘flip’ the Nodal axis for a while and indicate a time when associations and partnerships may be broken if they’re not strong enough to withstand the pressure of the Saturnian SN’s separative quality. If partnerships are strong, however, they may become even stronger as problems are addressed and adjusted.

South Yemen:

ASC 8Vir32, Jupiter 5Vir02 rising, Sun 6Sag57, Moon 11Sco42 conjunct Atlantis and Siva, Mc 9Gem54 conj Fixed Star Aldebaran, Ic conj Antares and Morya; Mercury 21Sco22 conj Neptune 24:33; Mars 28Cap29 conj US natal Pluto; Pluto 22Vir40 conj Uranus 28Vir38; Pluto conjs US natal Neptune which conjs President Obama’s natal Mars.

Transit Uranus now opposing Yemen’s natal Pluto, a time when political and social shifts of power occur and societal movements may disrupt or eliminate sources of power; a clash between generations occurs concerning differing ideas on how resources should be handled.

In a few minutes, President Obama is to address America concerning the Dec 25, 2009 “underwear bomber” incident and his resulting plans to up US security measures as he speaks on a declassified report of the incident.

(BHO just said, “Good afternoon, everbody” at 4:35 pm est – mentions ‘shortcomings in the Watch List System’ and ‘systemic failure’ so apparently we’re getting one last drop from the current Solar Eclipse Series of July 21, 2009: ‘systems fail; new methods/ideas needed to deal with events.’ Next Solar Ecl: Jan 15, 2010 @ 25Cap01 which will trigger the US natal Mercury/Pluto opposition.)

Yet it eludes me how confiscating more of each US air passengers’ hair gels and make-up could have aided us with this sort of event since the suspect was nearing a Detroit landing when his bomb failed to explode…the Moon that day was @ ’13Aries’: “An Unsuccessful Bomb Explosion.”

Sometimes Astrology makes the hairs stand up, doesn’t it? Then we could put away hair gel for good.

Hillary Clinton discusses Afghanistan, Pakistan, and al-Qaida

In case you missed it, here’s a link to an interview Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did with Der Spiegel concerning Afghanistan, Pakistan, and al-Qaida, published November 15.

Washington’s ‘White House Reality’ is fully on view here, if you’re interested. She’s really good at this, agreed.

But American war escalation – in Afghanistan or anywhere else – remains a totally daft idea. We and our children will be sorry.

Written by Jude Cowell

November 16, 2009 at 7:10 pm

So there’s water on the Moon…

Once I knew someone with water on the knee but this is different…

NPR BREAKING NEWS from NASA: Water Found In Moon Crater

NASA says a probe that purposely slammed into a crater on the moon has turned up evidence of water. Over the last decade, scientists have found some hints of underground ice on the moon’s poles, but this is the best evidence yet. #

If you’re thirsty, you may wish to read more at NPR.

Written by Jude Cowell

November 13, 2009 at 7:30 pm

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