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Earth Day April 22, 2010

First Photo of Earth from Space

In honor of you, one of my fellow earthlings, I have rounded up a history of Earth Day which we earthlings celebrate tomorrow, April 22.

Guess we should all be grateful that our planet still exists to orbit in its course in spite of what chemical compounds, plastics, toxins, and other pollutants have done to rearrange the place, and all for corporate profits and perhaps a smidge of population control tactics tossed in, sad to say.

And speaking of polluting the earth, have you ever visited my Dreamyfish Art collection? The blog’s main theme (besides its intimate portraits of tropical fishies which I am prone to drawing) is: Save Our Oceans!

Just thought you might wish to know. Oh, and you’ll find a Marine News feed there as well to help you catch up on environmental and oceanic news stories.

Jupiter to Pisces 1.17.10 @ 8:17 pm est

This evening, Jan 17, 2010, at 8:17 pm est, jolly Jupiter enters Pisces, sign of the Two Fishes, one swimming up into higher realms, one swimming down to the depths. Pisces is, of course, an intuitive Water sign fitting for oceanic themes and events while Aquarius is a mental sign. This change of resonance to Pisces will be quite a difference of expression for the Hierophant, Guru, and abundance-bringer, Jupiter.

In Water signs, Jupiter tends to stimulate and expand inner faith and compassion – kind of a “What the World Needs Now” transit, imo. Opportunities may come along when we follow intuitive yearnings for Jupiter’s offers of reward must be encouraged by taking action.

Emotional reserves are abundant now, something the people of Haiti (and the populace of the next catastrophe) will benefit from once the initial shock of the recent quake softens, if indeed it can. Having Jupiter enter sympathetic Pisces so soon after the disaster will be good for donations since this is a sensitive and sharing placement for the planet of growth and abundance.

In Astrology, Jupiter is said to be dignified in Pisces, its sign of rulership, and brings to the collective a deep desire to be of service (or to escape from life’s difficulties through indulgence in negative behaviors. Abstain!)

The working class (though reduced to more inertia by the day), organized labor, and the have-nots may all benefit in some way during Jupiter’s transit of Pisces which extends to about June 7, 2010 when Jupiter conjoins the Aries Point and lumbers into Mars-ruled Aries for a cameo appearance.

Then it’s back to Pisces around Sept 10, 2010 for a last watery fishing expedition until entering pioneering Aries again on or about Jan 23, 2011. This time frame covers the November 2010 elections when the GOP hopes to squelch the Dems’ hold on the House – Jupiter signifies the R Party while Saturn = the Democratic Party in Mundane Astrology.

My intuition says that unless the R Party reaches down deep in its soul (assuming ‘it’ can be said to have one) and pulls a significant amount of true compassion out of the rabbit’s hat than they’ve hitherto shown, the have-nots won’t be in a mood for another GOP revolution. Too many people are suffering and who honestly could prefer a second Bush-esque nightmare with the Rs’ usual “entitlement” allergies?

Of course, the 2008 financial collapse makes good cover for curtailing benefits for the neediest among us, doesn’t it? Yet wise Jupiter in compassionate Pisces knows intrinsically that, Yes! We really are our brothers’ keepers.

While in dreamy Pisces, Jupiter will have to take risks, including the risk of being severely criticized, in order to promote a higher cause, mission, or goal. So perhaps Jupiter in Pisces will bring a ‘softening’ in some way though one suspects that the GOP probably has enough inner steel to withstand such a change in attitude. (We’ll see!)

This transit means that keeping one’s feet on the ground is a caution and over-inflated egos are distinct possibilities. Yes, ‘inflated egos’ sounds more like the Republican Party members we’ve come to know…or like politicians of any stripe, for that matter.

Well, it’s true that I am of the populist persuasion, so having Jupiter in Pisces seems an improvement for society (as long as ‘abundance of water’ isn’t a problem – except in drought regions please.) This improvement may bring the collective (Pisces) some sorely needed altruistic actions and philanthropy, yet extravagance may be part of the Jupiterian picture as well.

A breadth of vision and an intuitive understanding of others will be noticeable, perhaps especially so when electrified technocrat and genius Uranus joins idealistic Jupiter on June 8, 2010 @ Aries Point. Their hook-up at AP (a World Point of manifestation) is a ‘scientific breakthrough’ indicator; their Great Conjunction/s will repeat twice more into January 2011, but in late degrees of Pisces.

There is a long list of notable folk who were born with Jupiter in Pisces (therefore, a cyclic 12-year Jupiter Return will occur soon for each one, even if they are deceased; their works or names may resurface in the collective imagination or consciousness in a special way (an award?) during this time…very Piscean, the Collective Unconscious!) so let me add a few of their names here:

Stevie Wonder, Michael Jordan, Leon Trotsky, Franz Schubert, Lawrence Welk, Edgar Alan Poe, Louisa May Alcott, Sarah Bernhardt, Bob Hope (there’s a Jupiterian name!), Frank Sinatra, Abdul Baha, Evangeline Adams, Isabel Hickey, and Sigmund Freud.

And if you are an investor, you may wish during this transit to consider putting money (Jupiter) into Piscean-related areas such as oceans, fishing, liquids of all kinds including oil and beverages, pharmaceuticals, shoes, feet, make-up or acting pursuits – or perhaps something Psychology related.

Why, even Fish or Marine-themed Art may be a good investment with Jupiter in Pisces!

May I suggest an underwater browse of botanical fish portraits in my Jude Cowell Art Shop at Zazzle? ;p

Now here’s ‘Black striped butterfish’ to greet you as Jupiter enters Pisces – the little fellow’s portrait is included my 2010 Dreamyfish Art Calendar, as linked above:

‘Black striped butterfish’ drawing by Jude Cowell 2010.

There’s a Blue Tiger watching you!

Blue Tiger small icon A Blue Tiger from my new Blue Tiger Art Shop is watching you very closely to see what you’ll do next…

…perhaps you’ll feed your wilder side and check out Blue Tiger Art’s baby and kids’ clothing there, or view a few pair of casual shoes with orignal art designs from Jude Cowell Art at Zazzle.

‘Pink Tiger Pink Moon’ appears along with ‘Grey Tiger’, Dreamyfish Art designs of botanical fish drawings, plus a few Cosmic themes for your designer neckties…hmmm?

So have you been to Maisy’s Lair?

Your cordial invitation to view new Art has arrived:

So have you been to Maisy’s Lair?
I ask because she likes to share
awaiting you with bloom in vase
a warmly smile upon her face
for Boudoir Blossoms are her style
do visit Maisy for a while
and leave behind your heavy care
relax and dream in Maisy’s Lair!

(Cosmic Persona Designs contains some mild adult content, but it’s only Art!)

You’re also cordially invited to browse my new Zazzle Shop of Art with Wall Posters, mousepads, and such at Jude Cowell Art if you wish.

You’ll find some Dreamyfish Art botanical fish portraits there with Cosmic, Moon, and Fairy Art images coming soon. Why, perhaps a Boudoir Blossom or two will make a cameo appearance when their schedules permit!

Blackbeard and his gold

As of tomorrow, Thursday, I’m officially off on a spree with family to one of the islands of North Carolina, where notorious pirate Blackbeard ostensibly hid fabulous treasure on islands that are now turtle protection zones.

(Actually, all the islands along with Carolina coast say that they have the X-spot of Blackbeard’s golden goodies, you just have to find it har har me matey.)

Though I’ve not spied an ocean in some time, I hear credible reports that it’s still there with beaches of lovely sand so perfect for a 3-year-old to sift through.

And speaking of oceans and fish, here’s a False Senator wrasse who wishes to greet you.

Back next week with a treasure of happy memories in tow and perhaps an interesting photo or two!

Frisky Friday Art: a slideshow link

This. is. an. Art. Experiment.

Wonder if a link to my Spaces Live blog will take you to a display of an
Art Slideshow with a variety of themes for viewing, as you like.

My sort of usual suspects are there to represent these imprints: Dreamyfish Art, Cosmic Persona Designs, and Secret Moon Art, too.

Plus, a ‘Boudoir Blossoms’ image may show up in the mix as well.

Anyway, it’s the closest to Frisky Friday Art I have for you this week especially since images use So Much Space here on WordPress, don’t they?

Written by Jude Cowell

April 25, 2009 at 3:12 am

Obama’s major address 4.14.09

Pres. Obama is delivering what is being billed by his staff as a ‘major address’ today at Georgetown University and will talk about the financial mess he ‘inherited’ in January, the steps his administration has taken, and what else will be done concerning the Big Three: housing, banking, and financial industries.

These are three spots of the US financial system that could use Obama magic to pull a rabbit (-fish) out of a hat.

Perhaps he can use the hat from the Sabian Symbol for the US Inaugural Ascendant degree ’15 Taurus’ with the ASC representing the office of the president (noon, Jan 20, 2009, Capitol Bldg, DC):

‘A Man with Rakish Silk Hat, Muffled, Braves the Storm.’ (SolarFire.)

Dane Rudhyar gives the Keynote of this degree as:

‘The courage needed to meet the crises precipitated by social ambition.

What is revealed here is CHARACTER under adverse circumstances.’

Well, adverse circumstances we got plenty of – it’s character that’s been sorely lacking.

Have you met Pale sweetlips?

If you’ve never been introduced to Western Australia’s Pale sweetlips, here’s your opportunity to meet and greet:


Not sure about smooches though…you’ll have to suss that one out for yourself.

Moon Art for a Monday

Moonlight Path

Moonlight Path

Monday is the Moon’s day and since the Aquarian Solar Eclipse is fresh (occurring here at 2:55 am est), I thought a shout-out to Luna on her day was a good way to begin the week.

Drawing: Prismacolor oil, Rexel Derwent watercolour pencils (dry) on black paper; perpetrated by Jude Cowell, natal Moon in Pisces, Sun in Capricorn.

So now, for all of us who were born with Sun in Capricorn-Moon in Pisces:

Sun Cap-Moon Pisces (Earth-Water): scientist and poet; a pragmatic dreamer; an imaginative organizer; tough and tender; dependable but private; both practical and dreamy.

Self-reflection makes this combo serious and solemn at times but allows deep insight into others’ plights. A natural humanitarian with a penchant for mystery, this blend makes for one who isn’t always sure if she’s the cat’s meow or something the cat dragged in.

Quietly bringing order out of chaos is a talent (which astrologers recognize as a helpful trait!), and there’s a capacity to give form and substance to imagination.

Weaknesses include: fear of the unknown, a pathetic tendency to carry other people’s burdens, and a tendency to lose confidence through negative thought patterns.

The Sun Cap-Moon Pisces blend is shared natally by:

Benjamin Franklin (an astrologer, as you know), Paul Cezanne (one of my top 3 favorite Impressionists), Elvis Presley (well, as a kid I liked his music), J. Edgar Hoover (ee-euww!), Sandy Koufax (saw him play on TV watching baseball with my Dad), Ava Gardner (now there was a beauty), Keith Thomas (author of ‘Religion and the Decline of Magic’), and J. R. R. Tolkein (read ‘The Hobbit’ when it was brand new but couldn’t get through all of The Trilogy, it wore me out!  Sorry.)

Let’s hear a peep from Ben – here is one of the more practical bits of advice from Ben Franklin – it’s one of my favorites of his quotes:

‘Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.’

And Astrology is what brings the element of Time to the table!

Images for Integration:

‘A wine collector uncorks a rare vintage to celebrate a success…A child builds a sandcastle of reinforced concrete…Bilbo in Tolkein’s ‘Lord of the Rings’…’Bathers in a Landscape’ by Cezanne…Elvis Presley’s ‘Blue Suede Shoes’. (‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign’ by Chas & Suzi Harvey.)

The ‘sandcastle/reinforced concrete’ reminds me of his help in founding America, ya know? Ideal-idea of freedom into manifestation  and all that, with Uranus, planet of revolution and rebellion,  discovered in 1781 – between the American Revolution and the French Revolution.

So it was Uranus’ creative spark (Plato’s Ideal) poured into Saturnian form, circa 1776, and voila! a New Atlantis: America.

Well, thanks for taking a meander with me down a Moonlight Path on the  Moon’s Day. Hope you enjoyed yourself!


See my combo of Sun Cap-Moon Pisces in action as I attempt to blend realism (botanical fish drawings) with imaginary  surroundings (seen within their favorite dreams) here:


The above drawing is from:


Got pesky Digital TV issues yet?

You may notice there’s a new link and Category in my sidebar for Digital TV.

Mandated by the US Congress and soon to hit sparse pocketbooks all across America on Feb 17, 2009, Digital TV with its compliments-of-Congress problems and questions are piling up so we’d better get stirring and figure out what’s going on with our idiot boxes and their needs if we (I!) am not ready.

No matter if you think the ‘Digital Transition’ sounds like suspicious New Age rigamarole or merely cool technology, it’s knocking on your analog door, but the thing is, even if you’re signed with cable or satellite TV, there may still be some issues you’ll want to know more about.

Therefore, in a tempest of linky love, I have added Matthew Torres’ blog here for your convenience:


And if you’ve yet to do so, you may wish to visit the official site for information on this frenzy of increased TV sales with clearer pictures zinging through the Earth’s atmosphere by checking out:


A Personal TV History Revealed:

My parents bought their first TV in the summer of 1954 and never looked back. Then I came along and happily there weren’t a plethora of reruns to become jaded by either! In fact, Atlanta, GA beamed a popular local children’s puppetry show and little me went with my school class to sit in the audience one afternoon to be magically entertained by puppets and ‘Pop-Eye’ cartoons.

As we arrived, I remember stepping over fat cables on the floor and feeling pretty special as I successfully dodged the monster-sized cameras being swung about the place…a dark, cool, and fascinating TV studio! I had seen ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Gone with the Wind’ by then, so was completely hooked on the magic of film and photography.

Plus, the TV Magic of Disney made my private world bright with their inspiring drawings and storylines such as Peter Pan – still one of my favorites. They showed the animated Peter Pan on TV recently, perhpas yuo caught it. You can probably spy Disney’s Art influence in my Dreamyfish Art drawn on black paper in a fairly similar style to Fantasia’s dancing fishes…


But the big February switch-over is nearing while I wonder sometimes if the talking heads on my TV screen are pixilated illusions or real human beings reading scripts. Then there are motivational concerns about the spacey, millennial-sounding ‘Digital Transition’ with its propagandistic possibilities.

Will our TVs finally be able to watch us back? Is what my household watches of any concern to anyone in authority?

Must we go back to Code Puce alerts? Is this an evolutionary chess game?

The map of the solar system for Feb 17, 2009 is quite interesting and maybe I shall publish it when I have more time to discuss. If this change isn’t described astrologically by the Saturn (old methods; tradition; Earth; restrictions) opposite Uranus (technology; progress; space; out of the blue or the sky; freedom), I don’t know what is!

And 2009’s Great Conjunction of Jupiter (expansion; ideology) and Neptune (film; mass consciousness; spirituality; deceptions; propaganda) will last the entire year with three meetings: in May, June, and December. And this Speculating duo meet upon America’s natal Moon (the people; the public; publicity; home; emotions; perceptions) so we have a midpoint picture:

Jupiter/Neptune = Moon: a desire to dream; losing oneself in plans or illusions; becoming involved in speculation; instability; wastefulness; an emotional swoon; going with the wind. (Tyl; Ebertin.)

Did society really need progressive TV? Or some decent chow and a jug of clean water?

Plus, there are two possibly pertinent things to consider within the Sun AQ-Moon Sag blend of Feb 17, 2009: one a quote from a famous musician who shares the combo in his natal chart. A personal favorite of mine, it’d be cool if his music was broadcast during an hour of Transition, wouldn’t it?

“When I am…completely myself, entirely alone…my ideas flow best and most abundantly. Whence and how these come I know not nor can I force them…Nor do I hear in my imagination the parts successively, but I hear them gleich alles zusammen (at the same time all together.)”

– Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Then may I suggest The Magic Flute? It’s beautiful tunes and simply full of Masonic, Rosicrucian, and/or Illuminati secret codes, numbers, and symbols revealed, after all. Made ’em mad, too. The TV folk could toss in a smidgen of OTS ritual weirdness and we could soon have a worldwide shout-out to the White Lodge on Sirius, dog gone it!

That’s where the real control comes from, say such adherents – signals from the Dog Star Sirius. And Sirius Radio grew fatter recently, now didn’t it? Arff!

So do tell, Wolfie, will we be receiving barked yet subliminal messages from the highest order? Our broadcast muse (Isis?) has many wonders in store from the digital world, she assures us.

Well, perhaps one of three ‘Images for Integration’ from Charles & Suzy Harvey’s ‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign’ book might be enlightening for this New World we’re entering whether we like it or not (thanks, US Congress – but your promised improvement of reception for first responders and police departments can bring to mind police in US streets, you know.)

Regardless of my 1984-esque misgivings on propaganda catapultin’ and its nefarious possibilities for mass manipulation, here’s the Image for you:

‘Alice in Wonderland.’

Seems it’ll be Through the Looking Glass we go!

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