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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.

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Written by Jude Cowell

March 10, 2018 at 8:58 pm

The Intensity of Mickey Mouse

The Wikipedia page and bio for Walt Disney’s most famous cartoon character Mickey Mouse reveals that his public debut in film short Steamboat Willy occurred on November 18, 1928 in New York City.

Wondering what makes Mickey tick, I set up a horoscope for this date and place though an exact hour of the first showing remains a mystery. Steamboat Willy played prior to the main feature and ran for two weeks, netting Disney $500 per week. Quite a sum in 1928 and launching a lucrative career in cartoon animation.

On November 18, 1928, the Moon remained in Aquarius (natal sign of America’s Moon–July 4, 1776) and of course the Sun was in intense Scorpio, ruled by Mars and sub-ruled by Pluto. I contend that the Sun sign relates to Mickey’s creator, Walt Disney, who was not the jolly artist we kids saw on TV but a dark, driven, and profane man.

In fact, the debut of Mickey Mouse had a Pre-Natal Solar Eclipse in the 2 South Saros Series with themes of ‘joining unusual groups through which a great deal is gained’ (Brady) and given the ability of secret societies to provide aid to their members’ careers, this may be what catapulted Steamboat Willy into such a plum position. Success in New York was on Disney’s schedule for you know what the song says, “If you can make it there you can make it anywhere.”

Not that Mr. Disney wasn’t born ready for fame and fortune! His birth date of December 5, 1901 shows that he entered the earthly plane during a Jupiter-Saturn conjunction period in work-loving Capricorn so he had the determination to work toward the achievement promised by the societal planets, Jupiter and Saturn. His Sun in Sagittarius and Moon in Libra are Jupiter and Venus ruled, two of the money planets.

Interestingly, Walt Disney’s natal Moon will be eclipsed on April 4, 2015 by a Lunar Eclipse and of course the Moon’s realm includes publicity and public contact–though eclipses are considered ‘wild cards’ and may dredge up secrets and spotlight scandals. His Sun Sag-Moon Libra combination of Fire and Air denotes optimism, great and fiery communication skills, a dramatic streak, and a chivalrous, prophetic character.

Natal Neptune at 00 Cancer is on one of the four Cardinal Points of fame, fortune, recognition, and prominence and of course Neptune’s realms include illusion, art, images, photography, and the silver screen.

The intensity of Scorpio is seen in Walt Disney’s natal Mercury (28 Scorpio) with Mercury the planet of thinking processes, communication, and commerce–so Disney’s natal Mercury conjoins Mickey Mouse’s natal Sun identifying Mickey as Walt’s ‘brainchild’.

As for Mickey, his Sun Sco-Moon AQ identifies him as an ‘impenetrable enigma’ yet a ‘wide-eyed and open-armed friend of the people’ (Harvey.) This blend denotes a capacity for the regeneration (Sco) of social structures (AQ), and one who sees what needs to be done and simply does it.

An observer of life, Mickey’s intent on relieving the suffering of others through his humorous antics in that comedy-tragedy way of traditional thespianism. The Sco-AQ combo of energies gives him a magnetic quality which continues to attract children to the present day.

Hot Dog! Mickey insists on finding the truth which he does regularly on his current TV show, The Micky Mouse Clubhouse–which you already know if you watch it with a 3-year old as I do–treasure hunts and all!

The character Mickey Mouse shares his natal Sun Sco-Moon AQ personality blend with the illustrious Voltaire, Albert Camus, Dylan Thomas, economist Jean Monnet (architect of the European Community), and the modern ‘new world order’ as timed by the third of three conjunctions of Enlightenment planets, Uranus and Neptune on October 24, 1993 at 18 Capricorn…”POLITICAL POWER”.

Yes, the field of Entertainment is one of the most successful diversions for distracting the public from real issues while power elite architects set up their Utopian ‘new world order’!

Inauguration 2013: Sun AQ-Moon Gemini

Re: President Barack Obama’s second Inauguration, a private Oath of Office to be taken on Sunday January 20, 2013 and the public Oath taken on Monday January 21, 2013 (since January 20th falls on a Sunday.)

On my Political Astrology blog, Stars Over Washington, you’ll find on display astro-notes with both Inauguration 2013 horoscopes set for the Capitol Building Washington DC (where else?)

For my wonderful WordPress blog, I have a few astro-notes concerning both days because the president’s private Oath will be sworn under the rays of Sun Aquarius-Moon Taurus (Air-Earth = practical idealism) but there’s a different mood on Monday with Sun AQ-Moon Gemini (Air-Air = natural communicator.) Let’s consider both blends if you’re willing!

Now you know that in Mundane Astrology, Sun = the leader, or, the president, and Moon = the people, or, the public. Plus, Sun represents the conscious mind, Moon the unconscious; Sun = male, Moon = female. It’s all about energy and with Sun-Moon blends, it’s the combination of energies that tells more than simply Sun or Moon signs can divulge on their own.

Jan 20, 2013 noon est, when the previous presidential term officially ends and the new administration begins:

Sun AQ-Moon Tau is a level-headed, capable, friendly, ambitious, and entrepreneurial combination that harmoniously unites the emotional nature with intellectual power. Conflicts may result from love of home and comfort vying against future-oriented insights. It’s a good blend for a leader for it inspires confidence in others through reliability and an ability to debate issues rationally.

Two famous folk who share Sun AQ-Moon Tau natally are included with a quote from each:

“A hungry man is not a free man.” –Adlai E. Stevenson

“Only by transcending the everyday, by seeing human life in larger terms, can the individual escape the slow strangulation of permanent errors.” –E.G. Price

The blend’s “Image for Integration” given by Charles & Suzi Harvey in their book Sun Sign-Moon Sign is more than a little revealing of the direction society is being sent and of the president who will continue to man the helm for four more years, much to the dismay of his political opponents:

“The resident caretaker of a ‘New Age’ community sips his Beaujolais as he systematically does the year’s accounts.”

Monday January 21, 2013 Sun AQ-Moon Gem changes to a lighter tone with the public mood turned excitably Geminian. This breezy blend is progressive unlike a Taurean flavored Moon with Taurus being ‘the preserver’; a strong social conscience is indicated along with wit and a philosophical bent though the combo’s flexibility mixes with a stubborn streak provided by the Fixed (rigid) energy of Aquarius.

Emotionally naive, this blend denotes detachment which is shown on one level by a carefree nonchalance. Being drawn to ‘New Age’ thinking tallies with yesterday’s Aquarian-Taurean energies for changing the world seems a distinct possibility; communicating radical ideas goes along with journalistic interests, plus, public relations is a natural field of endeavor along with the high tech devices that seem so necessary in today’s social networking and mobile blogging world.

The innate charm, friendliness, and sociability of Monday’s blend should enhance our nation’s inaugural celebrations, balls, and parties perfectly!

Sun AQ-Moon Gem is shared natally by social activist Saul Alinsky (!), comedian Jack Benny, “wise man”
Elihu Root, and Thomas Paine who helpfully informed us that, “The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately.”

(Especially on Capitol Hill these days though ‘the sublime’ too often goes missing entirely–jc.)

There are two “Images for Integration” for Sun AQ-Moon Gem which apply quite well to Inauguration 2013 and the second one amazes me with its aptness to the president and his Inaugural Address, I think. See if you agree:

“A child in a balloon drifts over the city reporting back by portable phone on all below…A white blackbird charms the garden with its song.” (Harveys.)

Happy Inauguration Day, Everyone!

No April Fools up in here! Just Cezanne 4.1.11

You may be feeling a little foolish today yet checking out Julie Demboski’s article on the Lunar aspects for April 1, 2011 is the smartest thing to do! Asteroid Juno (The Wife) is active today.

Julie’s post includes an image of a painting by my favorite artist, Paul Cezanne, Pierrot and Harlequin…perfect! Cezanne and I share the same Sun-Moon blend in our natal horoscopes though not artistic skills – Benjamin Franklin does as well and Ben was known for his doodling!

(See below for Cezanne’s birth data.)

Now April 1st always reminds me (and perhaps you) of The Fool card in the Tarot deck, a card of innocence and new beginnings as The Fool begins his mystical journey. Green, the color of growth, is associated with The Fool and with curiosity.

The new light of the Spring 2011 season suffuses this picture with faith in the future, one of the joys of traveling on The Fool’s path of enlightenment. Not overanalyzing things and avoiding malice are preferrable for this new journey and being ‘as a child’ without trying to anticipate events makes the journey an exciting yet Zen-like adventure!

~:~

Paul Cezanne born Jan 19, 1839 (NS) in Aix-en-Provence France at 1:00 am LMT (Rodden rating AA, from BC); ASC 2Sco46, Mc 10Leo13; 3rd house Sun 28Cap19, 4th house Moon 12Pis56 (conj 5th cusp of Creativity); Hour Jupiter 18Lib23 in 12th house, conjunct Pallas and Juno; the Art planets, Venus and Neptune, conjoin in Aquarius, and Moon conjoins Uranus 10Pis04, planet of newness, the future, and originality.

Tonight’s Cocktails w John Boehner and the Moon of Sarah Palin

If you’re of the RNC, perhaps your invitation for tonight’s cocktails with John Boehner has been received. If so, you’re expected in the GOP’s Maryland retreat at 7:00 pm est with Sun in Capricorn and an Aries Moon.

The shrewd combination of Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Aries is self-interested, intensely ambitious, and powerful and presents us with interesting ‘Images for Integration’ which you may wish to consider especially in relation to the current controversy over violent political rhetoric and the tragedy in Tucson on January 8, 2011.

“A Roman city-state is attacked by barbarians but its solid walls keep the marauding bandits at bay…An impetuous entrepreneur persuades a conservative banker to back an ambitious project.”

(Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzi Harvey.)

Now I won’t bore you with references to previous posts by myself and many others which relate the American Empire with the fallen Roman Empire for you already know all about it. And let’s avoid talk of the ‘Nazi room’ located in the Skull and Bones building at Yale, or the win-at-any-cost neocon desire to rule the world, okay?

But I will mention that the horoscope for January 12, 2011 at 7:00 pm est shows 00Tau53 at Midheaven, the Goal and WHY? Point of any chart. This shows the reason for tonight’s gathering of the GOP as invited by House Speaker John Boehner with 00/1Taurus being a degree of violence (aka, ‘Hitler’s trigger point’, his natal Sun position.)

So it seems to me that discussion of the Tucson tragedy fall-out and how to manage it (with 2012 firmly in their sights) is on the GOP agenda this evening along with other issues, or I miss my guess. The Moon 28Ari11 is at Midheaven as well which puts the public mood and publicity firmly in the WHY? category – and the Mars-ruled Aries Moon = a woman, Sarah Palin!

Meanwhile, you may be interested in reading today’s Stars Over Washington post Rhetoric targets Palin w Mars to her natal Moon which lists her natal chart positions and current transits to them.

Wedding Day Astrology: Russell Brand-Katy Perry

Update February 11, 2012: by now you’ve heard the sad news of the Perry-Brand divorce. For more details try this.

Original post begins here with no edits so that you may appreciate their marriage’s initial promise, their faith in true love which has not, it seems, carried their marital union up to a second anniversary:

By now you’ve heard the joyous news that pop star Katy Perry and her love, comedian and actor Russell Brand, tied the nuptial knot on Saturday, October 23, 2010, in beautiful and exotic India.

You’ll find a few wedding details here and here.

Yet all may not be sweetness and light since some local laws may have been violated and the couple’s wedding celebration could come under investigation (though one might imagine that a hefty fine could be assessed and paid.)

All congrats and best wishes to the happy couple!

Now I have decided not to publish on this blog a Wedding Day Astrology Report for the sidebar’s Pages list. This is because the Perry-Brand ceremony took place on Saturday October 23, 2010, and the Aries/Libra Full Moon perfected at 7:08 am IST in India!

It’s a fairly safe assumption that the two frisky entertainers did not arise early from bed to marry at the Full Moon so they could have a Sun Lib-Moon Aries blend for their partnership, even though Full Moons represent the balancing of two opposites…in a word, relationships.

So when did the Moon and Sun change signs on October 23 and how do the various combinations of energies change their Wedding Day Astrology synergy?

At 12:00 am IST on Oct 23, 2010, the Sun began @ 29Lib15 with the Moon 25Ari53.

The (feminine) Moon reached 00Tau00 at 8:00 am IST w/ Sun 29Lib35; the (masculine) Sun reached 00Sco00:00 at 6:00 pm IST. Therefore, their Sun-Moon blend may be Sun Lib-Moon Ari (unlikely – too early in the day), Sun Lib-Moon Tau, or Sun Sco-Moon Tau.

Sunset is a popular hour to wed and it occurred at 5:47:27 pm IST in Jaipur, India with Sun 29Lib59 (just before entering Scorpio, sign of sex and procreation – is a baby on the way?), and Moon 5Tau04. As you know, the Moon is exalted in Taurus indicating a very sensual nature that adores life’s creature comforts. (Think ‘Bill Clinton’s natal Moon’! Moon = the reigning need, and a Taurus Moon often gives a person the oomph for garnering many lovely possessions and..well, money.)

So here are the Images for Integration for the two combinations along with a smidgeon of extra details for each – and remembering that relationship-oriented Libra is an outgoing, action-oriented Cardinal sign while sexy Scorpio and Taurus are rigid and inflexible Fixed signs which may give stubbornness and/or longevity to their relationship:

Sun Lib-Moon Tau (Air-Earth = innovative, efficient, supportive, scientific, rational): “Newlyweds go on a gourmet tour of Italy for their honeymoon”… (India and the Maldives actually!)…”A lecture on ancient Greek architecture and town planning.”

Home and family are central to the happiness of the Sun Lib-Moon Tau blend for it shows a deep need for affection and harmony. Romantic escapades may abound until the perfect mate is found, then devoted and steadfast love is enjoyed. There is a refined aesthetic sense and an abiding faith in the power of love.

Sun Sco-Moon Tau (Water-Earth = a practical, supportive, and nourishing combo which may temd to view change as threatening; relationships bring out its devotional, domestic, and gentle nature): concern for others, sensuality and self-control; quiet strength and determination; cares deeply about loved ones and may be possessive with an all-or-nothing attitude.

“Images for Integration: Pluto takes Persephone into the Underworld…A celebrated surgeon amasses a fortune…A successful businessman probes the mysteries of life.”

(Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzi Harvey.)

Also in Scorpio: Mercury (vows), Venus (love and affection – but Venus is Rx), and Mars (sex and desire); the Moon is across the horoscope from the Scorpio line-up in also-lusty Taurus.)

Well, to me it seems the Sun Sco-Moon Tau’s ‘Pluto and Persephone’ reference could be an accurate description for the Perry-Brand partnership yet I prefer the Sun Lib-Moon Tau blend for its “newlyweds” reference and its optimistic, romantic, and “abiding faith in the power of love”!

And yet…Mr. Brand does have those intense Scorpio eyes and seems quite a Pluto sort of fellow, doesn’t he? And wealthy Pluto rules the world’s riches which a lovely Taurean Moon can well appreciate.

So what do you think, lone reader? Naturally, if you should run across the actual time of their wedding ceremony – or a reference to ‘sunset’, that sort of thing – I hope you’ll let me know by leaving a comment here and I’ll update this post.

~:~

Here’s a link to a previous post concerning the natal chart of Russell Brand.

Virgo New Moon Sept 8, 2010 echoes LBJ

How can the Virgo New Moon of September 8, 2010 ‘echo’ President Lyndon B. Johnson? you might ask. Well, read on and I’ll tell ya.

LBJ was born with Sun and Moon in Virgo which is obviously the Sun-Moon blend of the ‘Rosh Hashanah New Moon’ this Sept 8th, the beginning of a new cycle of activity for the month.

Born in Johnson City, Texas on August 27, 1908 at 5:00 am (rating A: from memory), Mr. Johnson had a plethora of Virgo in his natal chart, all in 1st house of The Self: Mars, Sun, Moon, and Mercury, from 2 – 11 degrees of Virgo.

He was born within the 19 North Solar Eclipse Series with its ‘realism; a coming down to earth; becoming aware of an old situation and seeing it for what it is rather than what one thought it was; the eclipse brings a constructive time for tackling the truth.” (Paraphrasing Brady’s Predictive Astrology.)

‘Coming down to earth’ must make a very loud thud with so much earthy Virgo in you.

Interesting that NPR just today aired another part of their feature on the rescue of the South Vietnamese Navy by the USS Kirk which was sent back to Vietnam for them after US troops were evacuated from Saigon. Our country’s anti-war protests kept LBJ up at night and led to his refusal to seek another term – along with the horror of the killing fields, one assumes.

Though I was a whippersnapper when LBJ was walking the White House halls, I remember his famous announcement not to run or serve again and my feeling of relief over it (but little did I know what and who were coming on the scene.)

So what about Sun Virgo-Moon Virgo? The Sept 8 New Moon has a similar vibe as LBJ’s so should we investigate this double Earth, pragmatic combo?

First off, Sun Virgo-Moon Virgo identifies with work. Concerned and conscientious, this personality blend possesses excellent analytical skill, precision, and a desire to synthesize knowledge and use it in practical ways.

Attention to detail gives a major perfectionist streak to the personality which (unless corrupted by power or other forces) is the soul of honesty and kindness – a bit shy, actually. Here is both a thinker and a doer who doesn’t like interference when engaged in an important task.

‘Actions speak louder than words’ and ‘practical idealism’ are phrases that well describe this blend while a tendency toward allowing self-doubt and self-criticism to undermine self-confidence makes being in charge of large enterprises difficult.

Why, you may even give up the presidency of the United States over an ill-advised and difficult war!

‘Image for Integration: A well-oiled printing machine hums away, producing perfectly bound copies of The Layman’s Guide to Essential Nutrients.

(Sun Sign-Moon Sign, by Charles & Suzi Harvey.)

Virgo is the sign of Health and Diet, as you know, and is an integral part of America’s natal chart with Neptune 22Vir25 and Fixed Star, Spica (‘potential for brilliance’) prominent.

Plus, Virgo is associated with the archetype of Ceres, a nurturing feminine symbol usually shown holding sheafs of grain in her hands apparently plucked from our ‘amber waves of grain’.

(Plus, there’s “Give us your tired, your poor,” etc which implies ‘we’ll give ’em jobs and feed ’em, too’…then, but no longer.)

So did you know this earthy combo is shared natally by actor David McCallum and author Count Leo Tolstoy? Neither did I. Now here is a quote from President Johnson which sounds just like him according to his Sun Virgo-Moon Virgo traits:

“I strive for the best and do the possible.”

Spoken like a quadruple Virgo with dedicated Vesta in Virgo, too!

For more astro-details concerning the ‘Rosh Hashanah New Moon’ of September 8, 2010 you may wish to check out this.

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