Jude’s Threshold

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Archive for July 2011

Big Sunspots crackling! July 27, 2011

Guess I thought you’d want to know:

Space Weather News for July 27, 2011

BIG SUNSPOTS: After more than a week of quiet, solar activity is picking up with the emergence of two large sunspot groups on the sun’s northeastern limb. The active regions are crackling with C- and M-class solar flares.

So far none of the eruptions has been squarely Earth directed, but that could change in the days ahead as solar rotation turns the sunspots to face our planet.

Visit Space Weather News for images and more information.

SUNSPOT TELESCOPE: Explore Scientific’s White Light Solar Observing System is perfect for monitoring large sunspots (and small ones too) and it is now available in the Space Weather Store.

Written by Jude Cowell

July 27, 2011 at 10:01 pm

An FDA gone nuts over walnuts?

Did you hear the one about the USFDA having a policing problem over the health toutings found on Diamond’s packages of delicious walnuts?

Once I heard that a country with many laws is a crooked country. And I do believe America’s founders were of the persuasion that our nation’s laws are not meant to be more important than the communities and individuals they protect in this hard-won, Bill of Rights nation.

Okay, so maybe I’m a bit biased because walnuts happen to be my favorite nut, all things considered, and they’re being bullied (rightly or wrongly) by a goliath of State. And I don’t appreciate in the least the coldhearted police-state direction America’s governing and banking families have now determined to be ‘necessary’ for we-the-people’s futures.

Now that would be a simmering crock! For its forced implementation advantages only the power elite, not the rest of us.

Plus, I must admit to being spotted now and then tossing a few walnut chunks atop a summer salad along with some tres-thin slices of
red globe radishes unless someone tries to stop me.

Oh, and this weekend while on a family visit I enjoyed a delightful meal of Pad Thai–click for a recipe of this rather complex dish and/or to view a Pad Thai cookery demonstration video.

It’s very cool!

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Blog Note: my ‘debt crisis’/default August 2nd’ articles may be located at Stars Over Washington if you can stand to read even one more word about the gangs and gansters of Washington DC–as seen through the lens of Astrology. jc

Cosmic Lilith Art pour vous!

Cosmic Lilith Art: Aubergine


Okay, if you’ve been wondering lately, Where might I view some sexy-fun art?, I may have a suggestion just for you!

One of Art Gallery blogs Cosmic Lilith Art displays images of glamorous ladies (hence the ‘Lilith’) plus, Art SlideShows—all together a no-strings-attached bargain for mature viewers who’d like an eye-relaxing break as only Art can provide for tired brains.

Now it doesn’t have to be my Art you take a break with, of course, but you know you’re cordially invited to drop by 24/7 as you may. There you’ll also find a link to my Zazzle Art Shop but please don’t let that dissuade you from having a chillaxing art browse, okay?

Enjoy!

Jude

Eric Cantor: Sun Gemini-Moon Sagittarius

Lately, Rep. Eric Cantor has been making a name for himself during the ongoing ‘debt talks’ and negotiations at the White House so naturally a peek at his natal planets seemed to be in order.

Mr. Cantor was born June 6, 1963 in Richmond, VA, birth hour unknown. If you wish to view a noon version of his natal chart, you’re cordially invited to do so. Details concerning his crusading Jupiter in Aries (finances) are included along with transits for Wednesday July 13, 2011, and more.

In his horoscope, you’ll note that Rep. Cantor was born under a YOD pattern indicating a special task, crisis, or turning point when childish tantrums just won’t do. Sun, Jupiter, and Neptune are involved in the YOD pattern.

Before we consider here Eric Cantor’s Sun Gem-Moon Sag personality blend (and in light of the recent turmoil and stand-offs at White House meetings), let’s note two midpoint pictures in President Obama’s natal chart (August 4, 1961 7:24 pm AHST Honolulu, HI) which are ‘completed’ or triggered by Eric Cantor’s natal Pluto, planet of power, rage, and psychology, in Virgo.

(Any, all, or none may apply; BHO = Obama, EC = Cantor, n = natal; NN = North Node, a point of encounters.)

BHO n Mars/NN = EC n Pluto: the performance of joint record achievements; a violent or forced separation from a union or partnership; increased need for control of a professional group; deterring others from competing with you.

Sounds combustible, doesn’t it? Especially with the influence of Mr. Cantor’s very close Mars/Uranus conjunction in early Virgo which tends to create excitement if there isn’t enough of it around—and it refuses to take No for an answer.

BHO n Mars/Uranus = EC n Pluto: people get more fury from you than help; finishing fights to the end; efforts for reform have more far-reaching effects than planned; confronting or battling more powerful forces; force; a violent intervention. (Ebertin; Munkasey.)

Sun Gem-Moon Sag is an Air-Fire combo, the ‘live wire’ of combos all full of exciting, visionary ideas which are communicated with zeal. Bombast and bluster are a caution for Air-Fire for it tends to get carried away with its own rhetoric when it may be compared to a hot-air balloon.

More specifically, Sun Gem-Moon Sag shows one who is intellectual, curious, impatient yet friendly, and a flamboyant communicator. This eternal student and scholar can display emotional immaturity and an outspoken nature while attracting many friends including poets and idealists.

Mr. Cantor loves to travel and meets with many interesting experiences and people while doing so–the Sagittarius archetype of The Seeker applies. Intuitive leaps, a vivid imagination, and a gift for enthusing others on behalf of his ideas and ideals are natural talents.

Cautions include a tendency toward indiscreet communications and a wish to ‘breeze through life’ on the strength of a quick wit even though he has a need to ‘know it all’.

“Images for Integration: The Pied Piper leads his merry band of youths to the amphitheatre on the hill for an afternoon of music lessons, philosophical teachings and baseball…A young man goes abroad to attend university and becomes a foreign correspondent.”

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

Note the mention of “the hill” as in Washington!

Welcome to South Sudan!

Comet Skies by Jude Cowell

Celebrations continue in South Sudan now an independent nation in its own right. Welcome and Congratulations to the people of South Sudan!

The new Sudanese nation is astrologically flavored by the July 1, 2011 Solar Eclipse @ 9Can12 since the eclipse occurred only a week ago and is the initial eclipse of a new Saros Series: new nation, new Series, and it’s the Syzygy Moon of the new nation, too (the last lunation prior to birth: a Solar Eclipse!)

Tribal, business-oriented Cancer is, of course, the sign of Home, Homeland, Domestic Scene, Family, Protection, Food, and other nurturing and security matters along with its oceanic connotations as the sign of The Crab in the sea.

If you wish to view the ‘karmic’ July 1, 2011 Solar Eclipse Horoscope, its image may be found on my Political Astrology blog Stars Over Washington for those who feel inclined to peek. You’ll see that the eclipse horoscope is set for DC as is understandable for a blog concerning that city, and it includes my usual scribbled notes and chicken scratches upon the click-to-enlarge chart.

(Disclosure: if there’s a pen or highlighter nearby, this pencil artist will use it, even on a horoscope. And yes, I was the kid drawing on my parents’ walls and quite incorrigible about it! There’s just something about murals…)

So with South Sudan ‘born’ under a certain midpoint picture, its meaning may be useful to know. Independence became official at midnight, a typically used and symbolic hour for such beginnings but since this slow-moving midpoint picture has been in force for some days, the exact timing of the Independence Horoscope doesn’t affect the midpoint picture’s influence.

Much Ado about Jupiter/North Node

First, let’s consider the meaning of the Jupiter/NN pairing from Michael Munkasey’s book, Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets in the realms of Politics and Business. Both Thesis and Antithesis are given.

Paraphrasing Jupiter/NN in Politics and Business: any, all, or none may apply:

Thesis: matters pertaining legal consequences of treaties with allies; religious leaders with legal opinions expressed through friends; focusing on imports which disrupt trade or business.

Antithesis: religious groups interfere excessively with or though legal processes; a legal justice system bound and hampered by erroneous decisions about the status of groups or parties; closed legal societies.

Now you know how the nebulous energy of planet Neptune works in Astrology and in the life it describes, right? Veiling, confusing, deceptive, defrauding, merging (yet the North and South have just separated! is this a secretive merging with the NWO?), or more positively Neptune may provide inspiration, spirituality, and/or big dreams or visions. (Note the references to religion, above and below.)

So let’s add Neptune to the midpoint picture for The Gaseous Giant sits upon the mid-degree between expansive Jupiter in money sign Taurus and North Node (NN = direction; path) in questing Sagittarius – any, all, or none may apply:

Jupiter/North Node = Neptune being deceived by promises or intentions of friends; errors in judgment about the desires or needs of associates; a need for religious contacts; seeming more mystical or mysterious than intended; emotional inhibitions within partnerships; indecision or vacillation; unreliability; instability; disappointment; getting sober again (after celebrating?! jc); lack of clarity about objectives; sharing the spirit but not much else. (Tyl; Ebertin; Munkasey.)

And of course, for South Sudan the off-on energies of the Cardinal Grand Cross/Square patterns are in play as well and I know that the country’s independence has been a long time coming…and now the die is cast.

Now if you toss your browser in any direction, you’ll find many excellent articles written about the influences of these difficult planetary patterns which the world has been dealing with since 2010 for they involve the Saturn-Uranus opposition squaring powerful, manipulative, secretive Pluto, guardian and horder of The Wealth.

Plus, three major generational planetary cycles are being activated now: the Great Conjunction/s of *Uranus and Pluto in the mid-1960s (collapse of the old order, protests, strikes, street violence, Civil Rights, etc), the Saturn-Pluto cycle, the current one which began on November 8, 1982 with their one Great Conjunction @ 27Lib36 (hardship, hard labor, cruelty, violence) – this was during Reagan’s era as was the 1988 Great Conjunction/s of Saturn and Uranus which occurred 3 times in the 27-to-30-degree range of Sagittarius.

Yes, the tension between status quo Saturn (restriction; the past) and independent, freedom-loving Uranus (progress; the future) is palpable these days. As a pair they are associated with the Middle East, particularly with Israel and Palestine.

Other transiting planets have and will come along to trigger, activate, or set off the Cardinal (outgoing, initiating) energy on the Cardinal Cross of Matter (physical plane) so the entire world remains in-the-woods on that score as difficult conditions on Earth are reflected above in the Heavens.

My hope is that all nations, new and old, attain Peace without interference from the power elite’s globalist take-over artists. Such a vain hope, I know!

*The closest that transiting Uranus and Pluto come to an exact square (from Aries to Capricorn) is on August 8, 2011 when Uranus-Pluto energies crescendo so this date is definitely one to watch.

Similar themes or events from the 1960s may resurface more obviously in August 2011 to be dealt with again and/or a ramping up of their signature issues will be experienced especially by individuals, nations, or groups having natal planets on or near the mid-degrees of Virgo/Pisces or Gemini/Sagittarius. jc

Murdoch shuts down tabloid amid scandal

NPR BREAKING NEWS: News of the World Shutting Down Amid Scandal

News International says it is shutting down the ‘News of the World’ tabloid at the center of phone hacking scandal. James Murdoch, who heads the newspaper’s European operations, says the 168-year-old newspaper will publish its last edition Sunday. The scandal has cost the paper prestige and advertisers.

More at NPR.

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As a Common-Gooder, my first thought is the job loss the shutdown entails. Well, it is a Moon-conjunct-Saturn kind of day, even at the White House as budget/debt-ceiling fusses continue…

Austerity of a New World Order

Considering the human toll from recent austerity measures, government take-overs by the world banking syndicate, dire weather events, radiating nuclear plant abominations, and other difficult circumstances going on across the globe in 2011, I think of the presidential days of George H. W. Bush, who had his power elite finger on the pulse of that long-planned totalitarianism vision now being forced austerely into place:

“If we do not follow the dictates of our inner moral compass and stand up for human life, then (t)his lawlessness will threaten the peace and democracy of the emerging new world order we now see, this long dreamed-of vision we’ve all worked toward for so long.”

President George Bush (January 1991)

The satanically minded like to ‘flip’ concepts (black is white, up is down, etc) so you notice that he framed acceptance of his NWO “vision” (Bacon’s Great Plan for America, or a cynical perversion of it) as following the “dictates of our moral compass” as if no one has noticed that these global take-over artists have no moral compasses to follow!

His “stand (ing) up for human life” would be hilarious if it weren’t so tragic. Bombing women and children to ‘bring peace and democracy’ to other nations could not possibly be considered an ‘exalted’ motivation at this late date.

Could it?

Perhaps Bush and his cronies have more US soldiers to evict from their homes upon their return from this unholy ‘NWO war’ along with the many other challenges that soldiers returning from war must face.

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