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Moon Art, a Moon Poem, and Moon-Pluto!

Moonlight Path

There have been and remain many ‘John Freemans’ in the world and one is Georgian poet John Freeman born on January 29, 1880 in London, died September 23, 1929, a fellow who left a successful insurance career for the sake of Poetry.

Here’s a lunar-esque verse by John Freeman lauding the celestial lantern that lights our earthly paths, titled ‘It was the lovely Moon’:

‘It was the lovely moon – she lifted
Slowly her white brow among
Bronze cloudwaves that ebbed and drifted
Faintly, faintlier afar’

(No, my drawing above doesn’t begin to illustrate Freeman’s poem for it would never be so brazen as that–but I do admit to using Luna as a main theme since 2005 over at Secret Moon Art!)

As I type here in Georgia USA (edt), the lovely Moon sails through the last degrees of Gemini and will reach the accustomed and nurturing waters of her own sign, Cancer, at 2:53 pm edt.

Then at 12:10 am edt (9.21), Luna @ 4Can54 will line up across the Cancer-Capricorn axis (Security-Career) and oppose powerful, spying Pluto which will create a Cardinal Grand Cross of planets between Moon, Pluto, Venus, and Uranus.

This indicates potentials for sudden relationships with seedy characters of dubious reputation so watch out around midnight if you plan to hook up for all may not be as it seems and you may not like how things turn out.

And with Venus and Uranus across the Partnership axis (Libra-Aries), break-ups may occur in relationships weighed down by lots of old emotional baggage (Moon-Pluto.)

Actually, compromises of all sorts are usually quite difficult or lacking under a Moon/Pluto stand-off and defiance of authority may be noted. Great demands are made and partners may become alienated especially with Venus/Uranus involved in the planetary pattern. Being eccentric or erratic with money may also be part of the picture.

In Politics and Business, the Moon/Pluto combo shows such things as how the people view crime, war, and internal secrecy, the role of women in controlling self-destructive impulses, and popular promises concerning the end to war, waste, and in appeals to the people. (Munkasey.)

Moon/Pluto contacts tend to encourage violence and crime and women are often the targets; exerting controls over criminals and terrorists may be featured in the news, and misuse of resources (Deficit Commission) are obsessed over if not actually cleared up.

Yes, deep (Pluto) feelings (Moon) surface under passionate, even romantic Moon/Pluto contacts but it may be better to step back and take a deep breath before proceeding late tonight!

Fairy Path w Moss uploaded for Drawing Day 2011!

June 4, 2011: Decided to upload my entry for World Drawing Day 2011 to my flickr stream.

Title? ‘Fairy Path w Moss Drawing Day 2011′ by jude cowell.

So have you checked out any of the entries yet? A book publishing will result of a selection of today’s uploaded drawings including some childrens’ drawings which is cool. And there’s lots of Art to view in the online gallery linked below.

Well, I do declare that Drawing Day is the largest art project Ever! You can feel it, can’t you?

Drawing Day

Moon Bush Attracts Fairy! (new Cosmic Art)

Moon Bush Attracts Fairy

Friday is good for viewing artwork, don’t you agree? Chilaxing, I think. Here’s Moon Bush Attracts Fairy!even though I know that you already know that they do. Who can forget?

This drawing is a sample of the sort of illustrations I perpetrate quite often and upload freely to Secret Moon Art in the Botanical, Children’s, Fairy, Moon, Cosmic, and other categories, and which are suitable for all ages. Also, I design merchandise for my Art Shop @ Zazzle as well, so mosey by 24/7 for a peek as you wish.

All Art (when not Paper Collage or Pen): Prismacolor Oil and Rexel Derwent Watercolour pencils on black paper by Jude Cowell 2011; Atlanta, Georgia area, and too close for comfort to the Georgia Guidestones.

Written by Jude Cowell

February 19, 2011 at 1:06 am

Frisky Friday Art: Dinner at Delphine’s

dinner-at-delphines

It’s Friday again, day of art-loving Venus, planet of relationships and love. Have you had dinner yet?

Because it’s time for Dinner at Delphine’s!

And if you’re age 17+, more such relationship art and friskier stuff may be viewed at:

http://cosmicpersonadesigns.blogspot.com/

(You’ll find an Art Slideshow in the sidebar column.)

And for Art Downloads try:

http://stores.lulu.com/judecowell

In the mood for Moon Art or a Botanical rendering? Mosey over to:

http://secretmoonart.blogspot.com/

Perhaps I’ll run into you on an art site somewhere while you’re  ‘smirking the weird’ as Jimmy Fallon calls it. And you know you do.

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!

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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:

http://dreamyfishart.blogspot.com/

The above drawing is from:

http://secretmoonart.blogspot.com/

America’s Mother Complex squalls again

With America’s natal Venus, Jupiter, and Sun in the nuturing sign of Cancer, it’s understandable that we as a people would be a little on the obsessed side when it comes to Mama and her babies. Sun-Venus together gives self-satisfaction while Jupiter greatly expands what he touches – and Cancer loves home, family, and roots.

The recent bruhaha over Massachusetts’ Gloucester pregnancy ‘pact’ is an example of how our Mother Complex can take over the airwaves and run away with the day as it feeds (Cancer) into our neuroses and weaknesses.

Such is this week’s Sara Palin story especially when added to LAST week’s suspicions about her infant son’s parentage. Now it’s true that my last post of a few mintues ago says, Leave the babies alone!

Yet if America could honestly hold its mothering obsessions up to the light, perhaps things could become more realistic AND compassionate simultaneously as we faced our deepest fears and honored our most basic needs without the interference and manipulations of Politics. 

Family life would certainly benefit, that’s for certain, and now we see current Cancerian issues playing out in homelessness (foreclosures, vets on the streets, etc) and the migration of almost 2 million people from the Gulf States.  

There’s a more veiled expression of our Mother Complex, of course, and that’s the abortion issue –  perhaps that’s part of why we try so hard to hide it from our consciousness (the astrological Moon rules the Unconscious…Mama Mia!)

Perhaps America’s Mother Issues will never improve much, but you can learn more about them in an excellent article by Monica at Astrology Mundo and I urge you to click and read before your freshly-baked American Apple Pie grows cold! 

http://astrologymundo.wordpress.com/2008/07/02/born-on-the-fourth-of-july-the-us-and-its-mother-complex/

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Don’t be scared, little baby, but here’s a link to two of my favorite drawings of the Moon Art variety, ‘Night in Celadon Forest’ and “Moonrise at the Crossroads’:

http://stores.lulu.com/judecowell

 

Art can be very nurturing, you know!

Frisky Friday Art: Green Bikini Mandala

Green Bikini Mandala

Green Bikini Mandala,  drawing by jude cowell Cosmic Persona Designs (c) 2008

Keep your eyes on the mandala…it’s hypnotic!

View more Chiffonery Art at:

http://cosmicpersonadesigns.blogspot.com

and

http://stores.lulu.com/judecowell  (where Ava, Clair Peche, and Lulu await you)

For Children’s, Fairy, and Moon Art see:

http://secretmoonart.blogspot.com

Happy Frisky Friday, Y’all!

Snow Moon in Gemini comin’ Nov 24

 Moon Shining Across Lake

Here’s a smally post on the Full Moon of Nov 24, Moon 1Gem55, Sun 1Sag55:

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2007/11/crystal-pomeroy-says-that-upcoming.html

The chart in relation to America has me feelin’ droopy so my post won’t have all the info you may want about the subject, but of course this Full Moon (being a lovely Snow Moon and all)  will be oft’  revealed–your browser will have great difficulty missing it in various spots slathered over the ‘net for your perusal.

And you may wish to click above link to find Crystal Pomeroy’s ‘portal to the Snow Moon’ article, plus the chart for the Full Moon itself shining over the White House, 9:29:48 pm est, Icarus ascending.

Yet Moon stuff is cool even if you don’t do rituals and such.

And it’s quite poetic to read all the same, isn’t it? After all, the Moon was placed in our neighborhood to cast light in the evenings so that our paths may be lightened. Courteous!

image: drawing, Moon Shining Across the Lake, 2007 secret moon art

And in honor of the season–and hopefully you’ll have a few root veggies roasting in a pan some chilly night–here’s ‘Limerick for Common Veggies’ which I published at http://judecowell.gather.com already…set the butter out:

The spicy little raddish

is not considered faddish

but take a bite

it’s always right

for lassie and for laddish.

The ordinary pea

exalted here by me

will do you good

it’s understood

by land or air or sea.

And then we have the leek

the vegetable you seek

snug in a stew

it’s tasty too

for lunch one day next week.

You know we love the beans

way down in New Orleans

with rice all brown

to toast the town

that knows what good food means.

Up North the spud is king

a broccoli-laden thing

with cheese or not

just serve it hot

and kudos soon will ring.

So steam your veggies hot

in saucepan or a pot

the joy they bring

is what I sing

and that says quite a lot.

-jcowell 11.21.07

mosey South to Deerlick Astronomy Village

Moss Cave Observatory

Too much light pollution in your neighborhood to view Saturn’s rings or storms of Jupiter?

Now hosting stargazers from as far off as Michigan, the new 96-acre star observatory site has become a smash hit in eastern Georgia.

Situated in rural Taliaferro County (that’s: Tol’ i ver), the total darkness and wide open spaces of Deerlick Astronomy Village are worth checking out for the telescope-prone star lovers among us: 

http://my.earthlink.net/article/top guid=20071027/4722b7c0_3ca6_1552620071027120181641

Plus there’s: http://www.deerlickgroup.com

Taliaferro County is named for early Georgia settler, Benjamin Taliaferro, who came on down with a bunch of other families, mainly of the Virginia tobacco-growing clans, after tobacco crops wore out the soil ‘up yonder.’

Some families came to Oglethorpe County prior to the American Revolution, notably the Barnetts and Crawfords, a pioneering crowd who served their nation proudly as soldiers, scouts, and spies.

After the Revolution, Gen George Matthews, also one of the intermarried Virginia bunch, moved down and became governor of Georgia–and the rest, as they say, is history. Actually, it’s all history–the Barnetts and Crawfords arrived here in the 1760s (if I remember my notes correctly…thereabouts, if I don’t.)

The only known Caucasian here when they arrived was a trapper named Kennedy (first name lost in the mists of time), and of course, many native tribes lived around what came to be known as Goose Pond; later for voting purposes: Goose Pond District.

This was a 150–200 acre lake (not far from where I type) where all the migrating ducks and geese would light each year to hatch their fuzzy chicks. Then when it was time to be moving on, it was a wonder of nature as they all flew up from Goose Pond and continued on their way. With Georgia’s current epic drought, we could use some of that water now.

But years ago the lake or ‘pond’ filled in and the area became known as the Garden District of Oglethorpe County…the richest cotton-growing soil around with its duck and goose poo fertilizer extraordinaire. In fact, a boll was kept in New York by which other cotton bolls were judged for quality. This special cotton was actually grown by a Meriwether grower–the Meriwethers were another family of the Virginia settlers of Georgia.

And in the 1800s, a Crawford scion ran for US president but passed away suddenly before the election could take place. No definitive word on the cause of death, last I heard. Makes ya wonder.

Another point of historical interest about 5 miles down the road from here, where an old Baptist Church sits upon a hill, is the place where the path from Virginia and the trail to the Mississippi River converge–Cherokee Corners. Olden ways do linger!

As a native Georgian who is proud to note having Native American heritage as well, these Virginians are some of my ancestors and forebearers–yet I hope this fact won’t dissuade you from packing up your telescope and moseying down to Deerlick Astronomy Village some dark night where you may purchase a cabin or camp out gratis–and where the twinkly stars, as of yet, shine for free.

As we sometimes still say around here: Y’all Come! Just be sure to BYOW.

image: Moss Cave Observatory  by jude cowell (c) 2007  from the Gallery of http://secretmoonart.blogspot.com

Written by Jude Cowell

October 27, 2007 at 7:35 pm

Full Moon Art

Moonrise at the Crossroads

Here’s a drawing I rendered a few months ago, Moonrise at the Crossroads, posted here in honor of Tuesday’s Lunar Eclipse (which is a Full Moon.)

Since America is at a crossroads, I thought it’d be an appropriate image to post for you.

Visit http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com  to read mucho details on this Eclipse and on the Sep 11 Solar Eclipse if you wish.

And more Cosmic Moon Art may be found at http://secretmoonart.blogspot.com while you’re thinking about the moon for she’s there to light our paths and to reflect those hidden things we’ve been hiding from ourselves…

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