Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Astro-Notes: Sir Winston Churchill as Artist

Sir Winston Churchill; Walter Stoneman, via Wikimedia Commons

If one sleuths into the natal planets of Sir Winston Churchill, it may be possible to discover innate art interests if not talents therein for he is known as having been an "avid amateur painter" of some repute. Obviously, art-related participants from the panoply of planetary actors include Venus, Neptune, Jupiter, Moon and Pluto providing wells of creativity, plus, we cannot discount ideals and new ideas via innovative Uranus which, in order to be realized, need realistic Saturn's sense of form to serve as a vessel into which inspired ideas may be poured.

Born during a Saturn-Uranus opposition on November 30, 1874, baby Winston had Saturn in Aquarius trine his Mars-Jupiter conjunction in Venus-ruled Libra, plus, from Libra to Leo, he sported a Mars-Uranus sextile, an aspect of objectivity and opportunity.

And naturally, placements in zodiacal signs such as Libra and Pisces are immediate suspects of artfulness and point specifically toward sign rulers Venus, Jupiter, and Neptune and any aspects between them. No Pisces placements for him; however, his Venus in Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius provided sensitivity, idealism, and an open nature. Additionally, the planet of motivation, energy, and action - Mars - is a necessary ingredient for any project (artful or otherwise) to begin, and hopefully, to carry through to completion. Sir Winston's Mars in Libra suggests refinement and a desire for partnerships.

And so when it comes to Winston the Artist, the evidence of creativity mounts! See if you agree by checking out his A-rated natal horoscope linked, above.

Then if you're curious, the Smithsonian Magazine displays examples of Churchill's artwork for all to enjoy!

Please Note that the topic of this post is inspired by an episode of Fake or Fortune: Perspective Did Winston Churchill Paint This Masterpiece? Please 'rewind' the video if it's further on - it won't cooperate with me at this precise moment! jc

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Shouting Out Singapore

Why are safari users in Singapore ruffling Secret Moon Art? Why?

Are you thieves, hackers, or both? Perhaps just visiting my SMA art collection all of a sudden?

In a spirit of generosity, here's a drawing of mine meant for true browsers of Art, 'Blue Trumpet Flower Under Crescent Moon':

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Monday, February 13, 2023

A Portrait of Polly's Perspective!

by Jude Cowell

Although many moons have passed, my Portrait of Polly's Perspective, a simple pencil drawing on white paper, is finally completed for your consideration!

Inside scoop: Her expression suggests something of a throwback to my past days as high school newpaper cartoonist, and Polly's unusual point of view as depicted in this pencil portrait reminds me of my own views when the principal of my school vetoed my more, shall we say, political cartoons.

In other words, Mr. Hmhmhm basically turned the high school cartoonist into a Caspar Milquetoast via censorship, so that Fight the Power leanings of the 1960s were successfully squelched.

Yet all these years later, we find that Polly retains her own ideas!

So for political ideas and topics discussed through the excellent lens of Astrology, join me at Stars Over Washington where I attempt to translate astrologese into English, and you're free to agree or take issue as you may!