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SOTU 2014: the American Dream rising

On Tuesday January 28, 2014, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union Address to Congress and the American people with US natal Neptune rising (9:00 pm est.)

Yesterday, as I have done for several years, I published a few astro-notes concerning the horoscope set for the date, hour, and place of SOTU 2014 if you’re curious.

What I neglected to write about in the post is that Neptune, the dream, in Virgo, sign of Work, Health, and Service, denotes our much-touted ‘American Dream’–of working toward a better life for one’s kith’n’ kin. You know the propaganda we’ve been sold–if you work hard, you can better yourself in America, the ‘Land of Opportunity’.

Well, on one level, Virgo is the dedicated worker and I assert that our nation remains full of such in spite of those who make us out to be slackers, takers, or ‘welfare queens’ (that would be Reagan’s famous critique.) Such critics entertain a mentality of the ‘survival of the fittest’ which intends that what they call “useless eaters” be left by the wayside to fend for themselves, if they can.

Of course you recognize Ayn Rand philosophy within such a mentality and you’ll note that, as in Atlas Shrugged, wealthy corporatists are snatching all the money and deserting America–or at least, they’ve deserted our former and glorious “American Dream.”

So! SOTU 2014 is scheduled for 9:00 pm est tomorrow night though naturally the president will begin his address a few minutes after the hour. Yet symbolically, US natal Neptune in Virgo–which brings along Barack Obama’s natal Mars conjunct our planet of dreams and visions–will rise and lead the way as he lays out his wish list for 2014, what he has termed must be a “year of action.”

Interesting since the planet of action, US natal Mars in Gemini, is at the top of the chart in The Goal and Aspirations position (MC) but for more SOTU details as seen through this astrologer’s common-good lens, I’ll let you click above if and as you wish!

Jan 6, 2014: Robespierre and the US Senate

Where Are Five Republicans When You Need Them?

by Jude Cowell

Since the US Senate is scheduled to vote at 5:30 pm ET today on a 3-month extension of unemployment benefits, I had to snag a peek at certain astrological portents for that hour and found that with the Sun (leadership) in governing Capricorn, the Pisces Moon (We the People) moves into Mars-ruled Aries prior to the vote.

So what does Maximilien Robespierre of Reign of Terror fame have to do with the US Senate or with today’s vote? Has this reluctant astrologer finally gone round the bend? I’ll have to get back to you on that one yet the question may be answered by visiting my Political Astrology site, Stars Over Washington, and spending a few minutes of your time!

After all, some say we’re living amidst our own reign of terror–ever since the attacks of 9/11/01. Wouldn’t you?

Jan 6, 2014: US Senate to take up unemployment benefits

Dec 17, 2013 Full Moon in Gemini and Uranus in Aries turns Direct

 

December 17, 2013: Tracking the Moon and Uranus

A Full Moon @25Gem36 perfects on December 17, 2013 at 4:28 am est, then immediately becomes void-of-course (VOC) making no other major aspects to planets until after floating into creative, intuitive Cancer (at 1:17 pm est), Luna’s own oceanic sign of Nurturing, Home, Motherhood, Milk, Security and shrewd Business Deals.

But a Full Moon is not all that’s going on above our noggins on Dec 17th. Quirky Uranus, America’s totem planet, and instigator of revolutions, riots, protests, disruption, radical politics, idealistic Utopians (especially when Uranus traverses Mars-ruled Aries), anarchy, shocks including electricity, change, and genius ideas, seems to stand its ground and revert to Direct motion @8Ari35 after remaining on that degree for a few days. On December 17th, this creates a cosmic emphasis on 8 Aries and 9 Aries in the Sabian Symbols (or whatever symbolic system of word pictures you prefer for the 360 degrees of the Zodiac–I pretty much stick with the Sabian Symbols of Jones and Rudhyar, though I do refer to Adriano Carelli’s degrees quite often.)

And of course, the Full Moon (fulfillment; culmination) highlights 25 and 26 Gemini, the sign of communications, young people, negotiations and agreements, news, trade, and commerce.

One thinks of the anti-sovereign Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a ‘trade deal’ that President Obama wants settled by the end of 2013, or at least those global corporatists he takes marching orders from want it signed, sealed, delivered so global corporations can  fully take over the world asap–they’ve been working on the so-called Great Plan for a long time. And for ‘milk’ as mentioned above–the traditional passage of a Farm Bill and (cuts to) Food Stamps? And Congress–how about extending unemployment benefits which will then help purchase milk for children of the unemployed?

So! I’ll not make note here of the symbols for December 17th’s highlighted degrees, or for their Illumination Points (directly opposite each degree mentioned above), or for the symbols of the degrees that square or trine them for I know you are perfectly capable of doing that for yourself. But I will add that the December 17th Direct Station of outer planet Uranus sextiles (60 degrees) America’s *natal Uranus (8Gem55) which denotes a period of time when we have opportunities for beneficial changes which is especially relevant generationally and spotlights those with natal Uranus in Gemini (individuals born between appr 1941 and 1949) which suggests changes to programs within our once-strong Social Safety Net.

Yet whether one considers such changes to be beneficial or not seems to rely primarily on one’s political point of view, the shares within one’s portfolio that my be affected, and, if a politician, another consideration are the special interest groups and lobbyists that fund political campaigns and organizations that dole out political brownie points for the ‘right’ congressional votes.

However, if you prefer to skip the Politics entirely (and who doesn’t these days?), Dipali Desai’s article on Uranus Direct on December 17, 2013 is highly recommended:

http://celestialspace.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/celestial-twinkle-uranus-in-aries-goes-direct-on-december-17th-2013/  

 

*The position of US Uranus @8Gem55 is from America’s natal horoscope of July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, Pa, one of the ‘Sibly’ charts.

Nov 28 2013: a Comet ISON outburst and US Moon-Saturn conjoin by Progression

This alert is a day late but concerns the current condition of
Comet ISON:

Space Weather News for Nov. 14, 2013
http://spaceweather.com

COMET ISON OUTBURST: Observers around the world are reporting
a sharp increase in the brightness of sun diving Comet ISON.
Formerly dim, it is now on the threshold of naked-eye visibility.
Comet ISON is plunging toward the sun for a perilous pass through
the solar atmosphere on Thanksgiving Day (Nov 28th). #


November 28, 2013 is Thanksgiving Day and also a date of astrological
significance for the American people, with We the People represented by
the Moon in mundane charts. For on that date, America's Secondary
Progressions show a conjunction between SP Moon (the public; publicity)
and SP Saturn (authority, control, restriction, delays, Mr. Karma, lawmakers,
managers, courts, status quo, conservatism, government, and business leaders.)

And of course, Secondary Progressions--which are determined from the natal
horoscope and set for a particular date--denote our evolutionary process
thus far, and, many astrologers say, describe the physical plane of existence
where real-world events may occur and plans may become reality.

The combo of Moon-Saturn relates to ambition, strategy, and direction but
may also indicate emotional depression, feelings of inferiority, deprivation,
and restraint.

If you wish more info on America's Moon-Saturn situation which flavors the
end of 2013, here's my post:

http://www.starsoverwashington.com/2013/11/112813-us-progressed-moon-saturn.html



Written by Jude Cowell

November 15, 2013 at 6:05 pm

A Look at America’s Natal Chiron in Aries

Since Jude’s Threshold has attained a new Follower this week (awww…how nice!), a new post seemed called for but I had already planned to republish some information previously published to Stars Over Washington.

So here it is, with a few minor edits for readability’s sake and I’m consulting the usual ‘Sibly’ horoscope for America’s natal chart (July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA) which gives our nation a 4th house (Domestic Scene; one of the psychological houses) Chiron @20Ari08.

Applying (conscious) and Separating (unconscious) Planetary Aspects to US Natal Chiron:

1. US n Mercury square n Chiron gives great mental perception and intuition but leads to extreme opinionation. (US Mercury @24Can11 Rx in 8th house.)

2. US n Saturn @14Lib48 in n 10th house opposes n Chiron, an aspect which describes conflict with the more rigid elements of society (Nolle) and shows America to be a “rigid fighter for humanitarian causes” (Clow.) Of course, the American Revolution is part of this energy as are all the Chiron aspects described here–and they are part of the American psyche we carry into the future.

3. US n Sun (@13Can19 in 7th house) squares n Chiron (6A48) indicating difficulty letting go of control (Clow) and of authority issues. You probably know that the natal Sun of the Republican Party conjoins US natal Sun which apparently gives the paternalistic GOP a constant sense that they should always be the party in charge of the US government.

4. US n Mars (@21Gem22 in 7th house of Partners and Open Enemies) sextiles n Chiron but the aspect is separating (1S14) so the unconscious quality makes it difficult if not impossible for most people to discern. This is a ‘sacred warrior’ signature and I’m certain America’s meddling misadventures across the globe is what you’re thinking of as am I for it gives our nation a sense of being able to ‘do anything’ it so desires and provides us with the courage to try.

Chiron in 4th house identifies America as the God-Motherhood-Apple Pie nation. Expert astrologer Richard Nolle says of a 4th house Chiron that “roots hold the key to destiny” with “a cultural legacy that predates and survives it.” Yes, we have a deep connection to our revolutionary roots, don’t we? Discovering who we really are in the world has been a major task for our nation though most of the people I know don’t agree with Washington’s assessment of “our place” as the belligerent gorilla on the march toward pre-emptive war, conquest, and domination. This 4th house placement may also be seen by the popular use of Genealogy to discover family roots and personal identity.

Chiron in Mars-ruled Aries denotes “pioneers, trailblazers, and mavericks” (Nolle) and this sign position supports the ‘sacred warrior’ mentality that our government–and those who direct it from afar–have exalted to the point of exhausting its citizens, our National Treasury, and our nation’s credibility as a “humanitarian nation” who only wants to “spread democracy” for altruistic reasons, no matter how many guns and bombs it takes.

What tragically deceptive illusions such political slogans have proven to be!

And the Sabian Symbol for America’s natal Chiron (21Aries)? “A Pugilist Entering the Ring” (Jones) which pertains to the world stage, of course, but also on an individual level to domestic violence in the 4th house of Home and Security.

Winter Solstice 2013: Sun Capricorn/Moon Leo

With misgivings I provide here a link to a just-published post that displays the horoscope of Winter Solstice 2013 (Dec 21) set for the Capitol Building, Washington DC:

http://www.starsoverwashington.com/2013/10/winter-solstice-2013-saturn-neptune.html

Considering the current self-serving antics of Republicans and Democrats, I know you won’t expect much in the way of improvement unless the November 3, 2013 Solar Eclipse @11Sco15 allows solutions to spring up from the Collective Unconscious and they are acted upon by We the People. Let us hope so!

Meanwhile, here are a few details on the Sun (conscious mind)/Moon (unconscious) blend of energies imprinted upon the Winter season itself as we meander from 2013 into 2014:

Sun 00Cap00:00/Moon 17Leo00, a Saturn-Sun motif of ‘responsibility of leadership’, denotes potentials for authoritarianism, pride, and ambition to be prominent within society; gutsy and self-willed, this combo indicates a zestful blend of seriousness, yet also laughter (which perhaps may save our collective sanity more often than not!)  Endeavors for the winter season will include extreme professionalism, while whatever is deemed necessary will be done (this quality tends toward workaholism.)

Self-importance, social-climbing, domination, and dogmatism continue to bedevil many people’s belief systems and mindsets most especially including those belonging to our alleged “public servants” in Washington who are in breach of the public contract and are chomping at the bit against America’s traditional ‘social contract between the generations’ which they now insist has become too burdensome to fulfill–programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and you know the rest of the list Republicans love to loathe almost as deeply as they loathe the ‘common’ man they consider to be beneath them. Plus, they must work very hard to keep concealed their past embezzlements and outright thievery from public coffers via manufactured crises and political drama.

Government usurpers want such funds for other projects and pockets, you see.

Disturbingly, the Sun Cap/Moon Leo blend is shared natally by China’s Chairman Mao Tse-Tung so here’s a famous yet chilling quote from the a__…the horse’s mouth:

“Wherever we go, we must unite with the people, take root, and blossom among them…”

Now that’s the sort of insinuating infiltration America hasn’t fully guarded against. And now zealots are active in our midst.

 

For more Sun/Moon details, see: Sun Sign-Moon Sign, by Charles & Suzi Harvey

Written by Jude Cowell

October 6, 2013 at 12:11 am

“What Happened to Humans?” (Max Igan video)

If you’ve ever visited my Political Astrology site once or twice you know I tend to embed there presentations by Max Igan rather frequently but this evening I thought his latest, “What Happened to Humans?”, would fit here quite nicely:

“Replace statute law with common law,” he says.

Now you may agree or disagree with all or none of the statements presented here but Max Igan will definitely make you think!

And if I might add one of my tiresome astro-political soapboxes, it’s the Pluto-Chiron duo of energies which loves nothing better than to exploit, disenfranchise, oppress, and brutalize humankind–and sadly such crimes are perpetrated by psychopathic ‘human beings’ who practice reptilianism of the cold-blooded kind.

So did I mention that Pluto-Chiron in Mundane Astrology is one of the signatures of plutocrats and Plutocracy? Thought so.

America’s Jupiter Return July 22, 2013

Our US Jupiter Return July 22, 2013 needs a Report all its own!

by Jude Cowell

Yes, writing the Report was enjoyable for this Capricorn though naturally it took major effort on my part (and Jupiter loves most things ‘major’!) And so my US Jupiter Return 2013 Report (horoscope shown) is now available for ordering and, if you wish, for printing yourself a copy.

(Click the link above to reach Stars Over Washington’s sidebar where you’ll find a handy PayPal button near the top–select Option 1–Solar, or Option 2–Jupiter.)

So if you use or study one of the Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius Rising natal horoscopes for America (ex: July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA), you may agree that the Great Benefic (Zeus or Jove by his other names!) is of great importance in our national psyche and Jupiter’s return to natal degree (5Can56) begins a new 12-year cycle as of July 22, 2013 which provides us with an info-rich horoscope to consider over the next 12 years!

Also available: Report #1 US Solar Return 2013, plus, more Stars Over Washington Reports will be added as my schedule allows. Thanks! jc

Happy Fourth of July 2013! amazing Fireworks video

Dear America,

Below my celebratory gabfest there’s a celebration-gone-wild video and a little Astrology for your birthday this Thursday, so watch your Jupiterian step!

The brief video embedded below shows an event that some may call ‘a blast from our past’ and which on one level is described in America’s July 4, 1776 natal chart (5:10 pm LMT) as the Mars-ruled Immum Coeli (IC), at the bottom of the chart, a place where roots run deep and which shows that our ancestors, forefathers, and founders fought in and aided the American Revolution (and in earlier conflicts, and certainly later ones.)

US natal IC @00Aries53 is ruled by Mars and has the Aries Point upon it (IC = the HOW? sector of the chart) denoting times when events that may affect the masses tend to occur upon the world stage. The Aries Point (00Aries00:00) is a degree in the Zodiac of recognition, fame, and prominence along with the three other Cardinal Points where activity has been observed over the centuries to have manifested when Cardinal Points are triggered, catalyzed, or simply visited by planets in their courses.

(Progressions have a say, too.)

So upon our US natal IC is the me-first sign of Aries which allows the ruler of impulse-conflict-action and aka the archetypal ‘god of war’–Mars–to tell us about what drains our nation–what siffons off our energy, manpower, monetary resources, natural bounty, and more–and how America shall end (IC/4th house of Partings and Separations.) Which is not to say the ruling class hasn’t almost throttled the Collective into oblivion already. Yet a sigh escapes and we know it won’t help our common cause directed at maintaining America as a sovereign nation to ignore the fact that as a nation we have a violent streak at our roots, in our core, our very being–and with natal Chiron in Aries/4th house as well.

But at this moment (reminds Chiron!), none of this has to be a fatal condition for America, just a telling one.

So, Happy 237th Birthday, America!

A sincere wish from one of your many Children of the Revolution, Jude Cowell

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Now if you’re a history buff, this might be interesting if you’ve not seen it – or as a review, if you have:

A Chronological List of Dates for US historical events for use in rectification work on the several versions of natal charts for America.

For How a Thing Ends Is in Its Beginning

Which is the truest, most descriptive birth chart for our nation? Can all be of use on some level (ex: our Scorpio Rising chart as a natal chart for secret agencies, spies, secret or invisible government, and such other arachnids as those?)

Astro-Note: if my schedule works as planned during the upcoming days, a Report (PDF) concerning America’s Jupiter Return of July 22, 2013 will be available for electronic delivery by mid-July! As you know, in our Sag Rising chart, Jupiter is chart-ruler making the adventurous planet very prominent in all US affairs.

Watch for an announcement via my Twitter feed (@judecowell), here on the Threshold, or at Stars Over Washington if and as you may, and visit there to order your copy of my US Solar Return 2013 Report from the sidebar, top. jc

Thanks, and don’t burn the grilled corn on the cob!

jc

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

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