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Romney like Reagan: an armer of rebels?

Styling himself as Reaganesque, candidate Mitt Romney is spouting off about wanting to arm Syrian rebels ‘who share our values’ which reminds me of the hot water President Ronald Reagan got himself into for arming Iranian rebels (arms-for-hostages, aka, Irangate) and then repeatedly lying about it from TV screens across America.

Both Romney and Reagan were born with Jupiter (how we relate to others) in Scorpio, a money sign of Big Business, Secrets, and Betrayals, and we know that having expansive Jupiter in the Mars-Pluto-ruled sign makes for a materialistic viewpoint, over-optimism, and a ruthless striving for possessions.

Plus, Jupiter in Scorpio craves pleasure and tends to overrate its abilities but hopefully if Mitt is placed into the Oval Office, he won’t follow Reagan’s example when it comes to shady arms-dealing.

And in case you’re curious about the two personalities debating one another on October 11, 2012 (VP Joseph Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan) you may wish to check out a few astro-notes I posted today using their natal Sun-Moon blends!

Paul and Janna Ryan: Wedding Day Astrology

Republican Rep. Paul Ryan proposed marriage to tax attorney Janna Little in April 2000 and they were wed in Oklahoma City, OK on December 2, 2000 with approximately 400 guests attending. (Click link for more details.)

Now if the Ryans’ wedding ceremony took place at or after 9:23 pm CST, the Moon (feminine principle) had entered Pisces. If before, the Moon was in Aquarius; in both cases, the Sun (male principle) was in Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius in the 10Sag21 to 11Sag22 degree range. (Dec 2, 2000 12 am CST to 11:59 pm CST.)

(Astro-Note: as a pair, the luminaries–Sun and Moon–indicate Marriage.)

And as you know, idealistic Jupiter’s natural abode is the 9th house of Philosophy, Religion, and Higher Education. Plus, the Sun (husband) conjoined Pluto on that day (Pluto @12Sag39 noon CST) and neared Chiron 19Sag09. Synchronistically, the Wedding Moon at noon (@25AQ20) conjoined and reflected asteroid Juno, the wife and met Cupido 00Pis25 (family; cupidity or love) soon after Luna entered Pisces.

So which Sun-Moon blend of this the happy couple to detail? First, some basic elements to consider:

Sun Sag-Moon AQ is a ‘live wire’ Fire-Air combo of bluster and bombast and denotes those who tend to become ‘carried away’ with their own ‘eloquent’ rhetoric. Zeal for innovative ideas is notable which are then persuasively expressed to others. This is a visionary combo which must guard against impracticality; in evidence may be a tendency to be out-of-touch with the emotional realm of feelings.

Sun Sag-Moon Pisc is a Fire-Water blend which may be described as a “bulldozer” for its tendency to push ahead in the preferred direction, no matter what. This combo denotes a more practical visionary with feet kept firmly on the ground but with an instinct for the ‘main chance’. There’s a love of the good life and a talent for pulling rabbits out of hats.

Hmmm…guess we’d better look at both Sun-Moon sign combinations!

Sun Sag-Moon AQ (Janna does look to me to have ‘Aquarian blue eyes’!): intellectual and friendly, this visionary blend denotes high ideals, a breezy outspokenness, and a seeker of truth (uh-oh! guess you can always seek it so you can hide it!) All types of viewpoints are accomodated with an easy-going adaptability, and its positive outlook is willing to take risks whenever necessary; a keen social awareness may be noted which identifies with the World View, or which seeks to justify its personal eccentricities.

With this blend, life’s mundane realities present challenges, and a high-minded crusading zeal shows insensitivity to more sentimental souls. There’s a tendency to over-generalize while living in the realm of abstract ideas, and in relationships, Sun Sag-Moon AQ isn’t automatically adept at intimacy. An intelligent, strong-egoed partner is a must to keep things interesting; plus, loyalty is much prized as long as independence is part of the marriage.

Is this a passionate and romantic combination? Yes, but even so there’s usually a brotherly-sisterly quality within the partnership.

Sun Sag-Moon Pisc describes more of an emotional, imaginative blend with deep convictions, generosity, and a moralistic streak. This is The Philosopher yet the logic is irrational, the dreams fantastical. An enormous sensitivity to the human condition is prominent (and not generally found within the objectivist hearts of Ayn-Randers) along with a trusting openness–the need to give to others is an endearing quality of this combo.

Lavish expenditures may occur for this blend contains a ‘wastrel’ sub-personality! Giving the ‘shirt off one’s back’ is described here and for that reason and others (and because odds are that the Ryan nuptials took place prior to 9:23 pm), I ‘vote’ for the Sun Sag-Moon AQ blend to more closely describe the relationship and the individual partners in the Paul and Janna Ryan union.

What do you think? If you wish to ‘vote’ for a blend or remark, please leave a comment with this post!


Recommended: Sun Sign-Moon Sign by Charles & Suzi Harvey; Synthesis & Counseling in Astrology, Dr. Noel Tyl.

Paul Ryan collected SS benefits until age 18

Oh Ye of Massive Hypocrisy!

Speaking of gooses, ganders, and sauce, perhaps you’ve heard the news that entitlement-hating Paul Ryan collected Social Security benefits until age 18 due to his father’s death and saved them so he could pay for college.


And that seems perfectly fine to me except that now he’s using his education and slavish Ayn-Randiness in an attempt to toss seniors, the disabled, and ill Americans into the streets to fund future tax breaks for the rich class he now works for!

This reminds me of Reagan’s attitude toward the poor and ill yet it was FDR’s New Deal that gave Reagan’s father a job when the family needed help the most.

Well, FDR’s SS program works really well, doesn’t it? (And has nothing to do with the US deficit or debt load.)

So I guess Ryan’s Path to Prosperity can’t be taken but by the very few…just don’t ask too many questions about how they took their first steps because you might find FDR leading the way.

Written by Jude Cowell

April 20, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Paul Ryan and why he matters

UPDATE August 11, 2012: a new entry may be found concerning Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan today as his VP running mate with Astrology details included. Also, a second new post asks if Paul Ryan’s rise to higher visibility and ‘royal’ status within the ruling elite links him to the current Perseid Meteor Shower and to the warrior archetype of Perseus the Prince!

(Perseid link, above, includes a NASA video showing this year’s Moon, Venus, and Jupiter positions in the night sky–it’s cosmic loveliness!)

Original post begins here:

After posting some astro-details concerning Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, deliverer of the Republican rebuttal to President Obama’s SOTU 2011 Address of last evening, I discovered that Who Runs Gov? has a bio on the congressman and Why He Matters.

Mr. Ryan was born Jan 29, 1970 in Janesville, Wisconsin, and if you wish to read a little about Paul Ryan’s natal chart, click here. My post includes a video of Ryan’s rebuttal, a link to NPR’s SOTU 2011 transcript/audio, and an excerpt of and link to Katrina vanden Heuvel’s revealing Washington Post article on Paul Ryan, a former Tom Delay-Dennis Hastert associate.

Which means that the mafia-esque, convicted Jack Abramoff could be lurking in the picture somewhere!

A “lost” Lincoln photo found?

Debates of 1858 are long over yet now there may have turned up a photograph of candidate Abraham Lincoln and other notables in Ottawa, Canada.


Written by Jude Cowell

August 21, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Should Sarah Palin drink more?

Actually, I have no idea if the former half-term governor drinks at all. I don’t. Even so, I’m feeling a bit manipulated by the alcoholic beverage industry after reading that a new study shows that drinking makes you smarter.

So I apologize for this post’s title. But given the new study’s conclusion, I was just thinking that if Sarah Palin ever wants to run for public office again, she may want to start her binges NOW.

Will his past haunt Barack Obama?

Some interesting info and inferences have surfaced regarding President Obama’s past dealings and those of his family members, especially his father – and the CIA.

This info is a little too involved to wrap my allergy-stuffed noggin around today, plus, I’m busy writing a certain America-infused article inspired by the excellent Julie Demboski, yet the article link is being passed on to you for delving purposes, if you wish.

Plus, posting its link here makes it easier for me to find later on.

This is almost off-topic but in case you didn’t notice, my sidebar list of Wedding Day Astrology Pages now includes the wedding of President Obama’s parents, if you’re interested.

Update 8.19.10: here’s more stuff from Wayne Madsen on possible Obama family’s CIA employment though it isn’t clear to me why, if true, any of this is a mark against Mr. Obama as president – other than that the marketing of him for president didn’t include his family’s connections to the CIA.

Is not revealing all the facts, in fact, lying?

This makes Mr. Obama’s book Dreams of My Father seem like a ploy to hide deeper truths about the future president. Perhaps ‘Dreams of My Father’s CIA Connections’ would have been closer to it.

An astro-peek at Nevada’s Sharron Angle – Leo Leo Leo!

Update July 6, 2010: Harry Reid and Sharron Angle are having themselves quite a heated tussle.

Original post begins here:

Born in Klamath Falls, Oregon on July 26, 1949, November 2010 Republican nominee for Nevada’s US Senate seat, Sharron Angle, has quite a controversial political record.

But that’s not the purpose of this post. Its purpose is to take a brief astro-peek at an up-and-coming Republican lady of note and see what can be seen – and in Angle’s case, it’s Leo, Leo, Leo, and more Leo.

Proud, entertaining, and possessed of a deep need for approval, applause, and affection, Sharron Angle was born with Sun 3Leo+, Moon 9 – 24 Leo (birth hour unknown), Mercury 2 – 5 Leo, Pluto in mid-degrees of Leo.

Her Mars and Uranus are closely conjoined around 2Can+ which places two of her midpoints conjunct natal Sun and Mercury (which are
‘cazimi’ with Mercury so near the Sun, a condition said in olden days to strengthen the planet, here, Mercury, her thinking and communicating planet.)

The two midpoints are hard working Mars/Saturn and brittle Saturn/Uranus so we may wish to consider the midpoint pictures influencing Angle’s adult personality, essence, and life purpose (Sun) and her thinking processes, communicating abilities, and other mercurial associations:

Mars/Saturn = Sun: eking it out; a sense of loss; the inability to meet all demands or to master all situations; possible health threat.

Mars/Saturn = Mercury: indecision; separating from the issues; thoughts don’t know where to go, any alternative seems inappropriate; thoughts of separation; bad news.

Saturn/Uranus = Sun: rebelliousness; egocentric drive against controls; separations in order to find one’s way; physical exposure to severe tests of strength; an inflexible character.

Saturn/Uranus = Mercury: making great demands on one’s nervous energy; an ability to hit back hard under provocation; organizing resistance; separating oneself from others; necessary changes; necessary stages of re-thinking; decisions to be made about doing things in new ways.

(Midpoints: Tyl; Ebertin; any, all, or none may apply on various levels and are subject to stimulation by transits or progressions.)

That last interests me since Angle’s website has recently been updated morphing some of her more radical positions on certain issues into more moderate stances. Her state record is chocked full of No votes, as you may remember, since she’s well known for it.

(Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, voting No on every issue can seem….well, truculent rather than constructive. Perhaps this pile-up of planetary energies concentrated around 2 – 5 Leo explains some of Angle’s one-sidedness since Leo is the sign of ego, stubborness, with its first 5 degrees marking the most Leonine area of the zodiac.)

Both Mars and Uranus are out-of-bounds so they may not ‘play nice’ with the other kids and their very close conjunction makes for an unrestrained, forceful, and energetic pursuer of goals and a risk-taker; hopefully her Saturn provides enough stability to make playing by the rules more of a possibility. Mars/Uranus conjoined indicates one who challenges powerful governmental officials, and threats may be used against them when public support backs her up (which helps to dramatize her point.)

Also conjunct Sun and Mercury is asteroid Atlantis, which has associations with America, the Atlantic Ocean, and well…the myth of Atlantis; the asteroid has these keyphrases: a sense of doom and/or abuse of power.

Now you know that natal Moon in Leo often has a bossy streak with its ‘reigning need’ (Tyl) for applause and such, as noted above. And with Jupiter 26Cap26 Rx, she’s got that mavericky thing goin’ on, supported by a quirky, unpredictable Mars/Uranus conjunction which can also have a ‘maverick’ vibe.

Plus, 26 – 27Cap puts natal Jupiter at the Midheaven of our nation’s inaugural charts each year (Jan 20, noon, DC) so perhaps dreams of a White House run taunt Sharron Angle as they’ve done Sarah Palin.

After all, Angle was born into the creative 5 North Solar Eclipse Series with its key concepts of: prophetic dreams, visions, hunches, and flashes of ideas which can be acted upon (Brady’s ‘Predictive Astrology’) so she fits in with Washington’s illuminated ideology of world domination if not its mainstream script of GOP talking points for November 2010.

Now here are a few details on Sharron Angle’s volatile, dramatic double-Fire combo of Sun Leo/Moon Leo personality blend with its typically self-centered perspective:

Leo-Leo is a magnetic, authoritative presence that can be warm and enthusiastic, playful, proud, and vain. Able to inspire others with a powerful intellect, this combo is larger than life and loves playing on the ‘Big Time’ stages of the world. But with a tendency to forget details, others are expected to take care of life’s smaller tasks since Leo-Leo has much more important things to do, things where it can shine.

Yes, this blend can be either tyrannical and despotic or a beneficent ruler, and the magnitude of her regal bearing dazzles few people more than herself. This is not an easy ego to satisfy and it commands the absolute attention of everyone within her environment. Her sense of self is mythological in its proportions and a childlike naivety may attach itself to what might be best described as a radiant personality.

Angle can be fiercely loyal, generous, and trusting on one hand, yet jealous, demanding, difficult to please, and imperiously cold on the other if the sort of attention and gratitude she feels is deserved is not forthcoming.

A caution is gullibility with a tendency to let flattery impair judgment, and please stand a safe distance away when things don’t go her way for titanic temper tantrums are legendary with a Leo-Leo blend.

There are two ‘Images for Integration’ for Sun Leo-Moon Leo:

“A child in an Edenic paradise builds a beautiful sandcastle in the sunshine with all the creatures of nature in joyous attendance…In full pageantry, the new king is crowned before his kingdom.”

(‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign’ by Charles & Suzy Harvey.)

Well, if there was ever a poster child for my description of ‘political thespians’ it would have to be a Leo-Leo-Leo! And as Noel Tyl adds, “Ambition is forceful, dramatic, and usually successful. A glamorous front can hide a stern, hard, commanding nature. Pride and vanity are strong. Retaliation is the weapon of choice when things do not go one’s way.”

(Synthesis and Counseling in Astrology.)

And btw: Sharron Angle shares a natal Sun Leo-Moon Leo personality blend with President Herbert Hoover. Hmm. Thought you might want to know. You have been warned.

Of quakes, earth wobbles, shorter days, and Rangel

Here’s an article that explains what’s going on with last weekend’s massive 8.8 Chilean quake and its effect on earth’s wobble.

Shorter days are said to be a result of the quake in Chile and one may suppose that ethics-challenged Charlie Rangel’s stepping down from the Chairmanship of the Tax-Writing panel in Washington DC may result in shorter days for him as well.

This morning at 10:03 am est, I happened to have C-SPAN tuned in when Rangel’s brief resignation letter was read on the floor and immediately accepted.

A 29th ‘critical’ or ‘crisis’ degree was rising: 29Taurus18, making Venus, who loves to deal with valuable things, the letter’s chart-ruler.

Venus makes 4 applying aspects in the chart:

1. conjunct Uranus @ ’26Pis’ = “A New Moon That Divides Its Influence” (and influence is what congressional chairmanships are all about; the rest is mostly pocket-lining: US founded with natal Jupiter @ ‘6 Cancer’ = “Gamebirds Feathering Their Nests” which to me makes All congress members fair game for ridicule of and dissent against their greed and corruption – Venus/Uranus contacts suggest being erratic or extravant with money – in the case of Congress, that’s extravagance with Our money);

2. inconjunct Moon ’24Libra’ = “A Third Wing on the Left Side of a Butterfly” (Moon = the people; the public; inconjs are aspects showing that adjustments are needed);

3. trine Mars Rx 00Leo37, nearing at his Direct Station degree ‘1Leo’ = “A Case of Apoplexy” – Mars will seemingly stand still @ 00Leo18 and turn Direct on March 10, 2010 @ 12:08:44 pm est in Washington, DC;

4. opposite Saturn 2Lib41 Rx (Saturn traditionally signifies the Democratic Party, Jupiter the Republicans; the letter was read during a Jupiter Hour.)

South Node (SN), a point of separation, is @ 19Can37 in the chart which points ahead to the Solar Eclipse of July 11, 2010 @ 19Can24 (@ 3:40:17 pm edt, DC, in 8th house of Shared Resources, Debt, Credit, Insurance, Big Money, etc.)

The July 2010 Eclipse is in the 12 South Series which is the PE of America’s founding: ‘successful outcomes to long term worries or illness; issues at first seem worse, then clear.’ (paraphrasing Brady.)

Back to March 3, 2010 @ 10:03 am est, Capitol Building:

Here are the Sabian Symbols of the chart angles which answer 4 basic questions on the matter of the resignation letter’s reading:

The WHAT? of the chart: ASC ’30Tau’ = “A Peacock Parading on an Ancient Lawn” – though perhaps not as proudly as before.

WHY? Mc ‘8AQ’ = “Beautifully Gowned Wax Figures” – as in a Capitol Hill tableaux or matinee? At Mc are two midpoints which form pictures:

Jupiter/Pluto = Mc: hardworking attainment of power position (well, yes, but ethical behavior is always helpful for keeping it);

Neptune/NN = Mc: taking a position off the mainstream of life (only when forced, it seems!) (midpoints: Tyl; Ebertin);

WHERE or WHERE TO? DESC ’30Scorpio’ = “The Halloween Jester” – you remember this degree from the 2009 Inauguration chart: ‘the people’ = the Moon in a national chart…2009 Inaugural Moon 29Sco45.

HOW? Ic ‘8Leo’ = “A Bolshevik Propagandist” – this is George Bush’s natal ASC degree/Symbol – but W couldn’t have anything to do with Rangel’s ethics, right? Wonder if the GOP is behind Rangel’s outing? It isn’t as if most of them don’t partake in similar scams, and the R Party’s natal Mercury is nearby @ ‘9Leo+.’ This may point back to the Solar Eclipse of August 1, 2008 @ 9Leo32 (the ‘Beijing Eclipse’ of the Olympics 2008) which heralded the financial crisis of 2008 (along with the August 16, 2008 Lunar Eclipse – see this blog’s sidebar of Pages) and is in the same Eclipse Series as the natal Series of John McCain and of the NYSE – 10 South.

10S’s flavor is one of ‘breaking out of a very negative situation where no hope can be seen to a more positive space containing many options; a long term worry will suddenly clear; the cosmos shows a solution that must be taken up immediately.’ (Brady’s ‘Predictive Astrology.’)

So…those in-the-know knew of our economic problems for years and to my way of thinking, they engineered things just how they wanted them so a ‘new economic and political order’ can be set up, they hope.

Therefore, 10S is the Pre-Natal Solar Eclipse Series of the Obama Administration (Eclipse occurring pre-Jan 20, 2009) and can be said to describe the ‘rush back to Washington to save the financial system’ which both parties indulged themselves in during the 2008 campaign – a script written for our diversion and befuddlement.

(My motto: when politicians say, Look Here!, I look in the opposite direction to see what shenanigans our corrupt little magicians are up to. Massive bailouts then transferred wealth to those who were already wealthy – a neat hat trick courtesy of our ‘Halloween Jesters’ unless you’re one of their many victims. And who isn’t?)

The Sun Pisc/Moon Libr combo has two interesting ‘Images for Integration’ which affect the day’s activities.

This would include the memorial service now underway for Rep John Murtha, the first Vietnam veteran elected to serve in the US Congress, and himself fallen in recent years under his own challenged-ethics cloud. Yet Rep Murtha was a champion on behalf of our troops and I thank him sincerely for that. May he RIP.

March 3, 2010:

Sun Pisc/Moon Libr: “A theatrical music artist entertains his entourage of friends and fans…A team of writers create a masterpiece.” (‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign’ by Charles and Suzi Harvey.)

Well, I don’t know if it took a ‘team of writers’ to compose Rep Rangel’s letter of resignation (a step-down which is said to be “temporary”) since it was too brief to glean its brilliance readily but it’s a dance step that had to be taken by Mr. Rangel.

I hear Tom Delay’s former spot in the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ line-up of hoofers may be available. All parading peacocks with Taurean hoofs may wish to apply.

Sarah Palin’s correct birth time may be found

Political Astrology Blog says a correct birth time for Sarah Palin is now discovered.

The time being reported is ‘6:00 pm’ but as astrologers know, that’s most often a rounded-off time since very few babies ‘clock in’ at so precisely the top of an hour.

So have fun if you haven’t seen this new version of her natal chart before–and don’t be fooled if there’s any foolin’ to be done!

Written by Jude Cowell

December 24, 2009 at 12:32 am

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