Thursday, July 03, 2008

Venus Rising by Jude Cowell; update: Venusian Washington DC

Venus Rising by jude cowell (c) 2008

Update June 10, 2015: Venus, Politics, Presidents, Astrology, Zodiacs, and Washington DC

by Jude Cowell

How curious that I posted Venus Rising in 2008 since I discovered only recently that April 6, 2008 is what some call the first day of the current Venus Cycle. So considering the 8-year cycle of planet #Venus there is hidden significance in America's 2016 Election/s because 2008 + 8 = 2016. And let us not leave out our Founding Fathers' preference for a goddess-worshiping mystery religion. If a woman is elected president in 2016, we will have uplifted once again matriarchal rule after centuries of paternalism.

Although political conservatives and Evangelicals in the US prefer to call them 'Christians', Franklin, Washington, Jefferson, and our other Utopian founders are usually listed as 'Deists' and most people are aware of their secret society connections such as Freemasonry, Illuminism, and Rosicrucianism. Yet the feminine statues and engravings that decorate the city of Washington DC (ex: the Armed Freedom statue on the Capitol Dome, the stars of constellation Virgo so prominent during early Masonic cornerstone layings of DC buildings and highlighted within DC's many Zodiacs and horoscopes) with their Great Mother-Isis-Semiramis-Mary and Virgo/Ceres/Demeter symbolism relates directly to goddess and archetype, Venus, the beautiful and the vengeful.

Of course, Venus is the consort of our country's official and obvious phallic symbol, the Washington Monument which is dedicated to the "Father of Our Country", sterile though George seems to have been (probably due to one of his several childhood diseases. Additionally, George descended from a Star Family of Enochian priests which is one reason his contemporaries idolized him so highly as a cult leader and by other of his brethren immortalized Washington in statue as 'Jupiter-Zeus' and as a transcendent being (ex: the famous painting of his apotheosis into godhood...Enoch translated to heaven? puh!)

Now as you know, a 5-pointed star is a symbol of Venus, too (5 x 8 = 40.) Stars appear on the Washington family crest which was a template for the design of the US flag. And with a few unavoidable exceptions (assassination, resignation), our US presidential inaugurations every 4 years are held based on the Venus Cycle for as you know, much value is typically attached to the concept of a two-term presidential residency (2 x 4 = 8) of the Oval Office, its shape a shout-out to the Cosmic Egg and the fertility of goddess Venus. Plus, have you ever heard Washington DC called the "New Jerusalem"? This is an intriguing Venusian link as well because the word 'Jerusalem' means "place of Venus rising," a good place for the observation of planet Venus at certain times of the year.

And no, yours truly knew very little of these concepts when I visualized, then perpetrated, the above drawing of Venus Rising! jc

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Cosmic Light Panel 1999

View of a 1999 Cosmic Light Panel, one of several I created back in the electrified art days leading up to the New Millennium:

Formed upon a wooden frame with fabric, wire, beads, colored electric lights, and mirrors, this Panel sits unobtrusively near me as I type and must be plugged into a wall outlet to see what you're seeing in the photo.

The brightest object--representing Chiron, the Wounded Healer--is actually a small prism hung behind the fabric with a bulb set to spotlight it.

Ahh, the glowiness of 1999!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Neptune's Daughter and friend

Something a bit different for Secret Moon Art...
Neptune's Daughter and friend, by jude cowell (c) 2008

Actually this pencilic rendering is an expression of Mercury's links to the astrological 12th house of the Unconscious and its typical feeling of thoughts floating up from the Unconscious realm which is symbolized in our dreams by Neptune's province, the ocean.

And that includes the Collective Unconscious--as Cetus the Whale and this mer-maid could agree!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Your Estee Lauder rep circa 1972

Hi! it's Christmas 1972, Athens, Georgia, USA. Here's a smeer of red lipstick to welcome you back to Secret Moon Art!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Pleiades Sisters: a portrait

Pleiades Sisters, a drawing by jude cowell (c) 2008.

Yes, it's true that Secret Moon Art is not usually where I publish figure studies unless they have starry connections.

So here's a photo of the Pleiades, the most auspicious and identifiable Taurean star cluster of all, the mythology of which appears in many cultures as a hen with chicks, a flock of doves, and for my drawing purposes, The Seven Sisters.

Which is which? You decide: it's Sterope, Merope, Electra, Maia, Taygete, Celaeno, and Alcyone, the daughters of Atlas and Pleione, as represented in whimsical human form by your artist of the evening, Jude Cowell.

And tonight is Earth Hour from 8:00 to 9:00 pm, if it hasn't come to your time zone will be a good chance to view the stars without the usual light polution and save some wattage simultaneously!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Trail to the Moon

Trail to the Moon, drawing by jude cowell (c) secret moon art 2008 Use only by express permission of artist