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May 2018: Trump's New Moon, Manafort's Trial, Uranus into Taurus

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 01:00:00 +0000

Bi-Wheel Horoscopes: inner Donald Trump (June 14, 1946); outer Transit Uranus Enters Taurus May 15, 2018 at 11:17 am est; Washington DC USA. 'Trump's New Moon' perfects on May 15th as well but earlier (7:47 am est) @24Tau36 thereby conjoining Mr. Trump's Career-Public Status-Goal Point, his natal Midheaven (MC). As a pair of lights, astrological Sun and Moon relate to marriage (husband Sun, wife Moon), soul and spirit, conscious and unconscious minds, vitality and feeling, left and right eyes. At MC, the Sun-Moon midpoint most often brings harmony yet perhaps you agree that Mr. Trump can find a way to disrupt any and all harmony by only wiggling his Twitter finger a little (Ebertin). Saucy, offensive, and/or lewd rhetoric as distraction works for him, too, and for those for whom his antics provide 'cover'. And so this lunation in the image you see before you represents the start of a new cycle of activity especially for those affected by lunar influences (Trump), as naturally suggested by a New Moon in money sign Taurus with, glory be, a major outlet for these Venusian lunar energies spilling out at Mr. Trump's globally visible MC. However, the three days prior to this New Moon of May 15, 2018 are the 'dark of the moon' phase when things go bump in the night and shady behavior can go unnoticed or be inconveniently revealed. (New and Full Moons may act in similar Uranian fashion as Solar and Lunar Eclipses if various factors make conditions ripe; therefore, 'secrets may be uncovered', 'cover-ups may no longer serve', 'something abruptly ends', and/or 'unexpected events cause changes of direction' just as with those 'wild cards of the Universe', eclipses.) Also note that Trump's MC is affected by a certain fated-karmic asteroid/archetype, Phaethon. He's a fated fellow and an 'eclipse baby', too. Also in his natal chart, the asteroid of retaliation, Tisiphone, conjoins his problematic SN-Moon conjunction in Sagittarius conjunct Ras Alhague, a star which prefers a restoration of balance, or a healing. Apparently on a socio-cultural level, Mr. Trump thinks he's restoring balance but, to the distress of the rest of humanity, only knows how to achieve a balance of sorts through retaliating, by taking revenge. Yet paradoxically, Trump's Mars rises in Leo with royal star Regulus, with a caution that says, success if revenge is avoided. If not, all that has been gained will be lost. It's a cosmic, heavenly command, a natural law! Even a man such as Trump, born with asteroid/archetype Apollo rising (the 'sun god'), must himself bow to natural law eventually if not sooner and will reap whatever in the world he has sown. So Will the Month of May 2018 in America Be Merry Merry? How does any of this cosmic stuff figure in to the legal situation with Special Counsel Robert Mueller asking for a May 14th trial date? I mean the trial of Trump associate Paul Manafort and the other guy, Gates. Well, the timing may seem 'off' by a day but cosmically speaking, May 14th is pretty darn close to the May 15th New Moon, and to tech-savvy Uranus entering Taurus--both events signifying new directions or activities--for Trump, Manafort, Gates, Mueller, and the rest of the players in this particular Political Theater drama, the outcome of which is sure to matter to millions of people whether they pay attention to the proceedings or not. As for Donald Trump, we know that, based on his intuitive, quirky manner of behavior, Mr. Trump is very much led by his 'guiding planet' (oriental), his 10th house Uranus @17Gem53, which was conjoined by the 2004 Venus Transit' see the horoscope of its mate, the Venus Transit of 2012 which fell earlier in the Zodiac @15Gem44--and it was the last Venus Transit until year 2117! At the time we discussed in various posts on this very blog the Transit's resonance with 'strong-armed paternalism' which is what we now see from Trump'n'Company and cheered on by their bigoted alt-right supporters. You expected different from over-promising deal-maker and bankrupt king Trump who has called himself the King of Debt? Puh! Not you[...]



There Is No Right or Wrong Political Ideology - Kevin Estes

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:08:00 +0000

There Is No Right Or Wrong Political Ideology by Kevin Estes In this blog (Kevin's Left Wing Astrology), it is proven that liberalism and conservatism are astrological complexes. Liberalism in the natal chart is indicated by aspects to Neptune, the South Node, the sign of Pisces, and the 12th house from Venus (economics) and the Moon (culture), and conservatism in the natal chart is indicated by aspects to the North Node, 4th house, and the signs of Taurus (economics) and Cancer (culture) from Venus (economics) and the Moon (culture). This means that people simply can't help but believe these ideologies are the truth. So, why all the division? To be fair, while most people know their Sun sign, they don't know anything else, and even then, most people with knowledge of astrology still don't know this. And it's pretty well documented that the main sources of division, the media, religion, and the government, are controlled by the "deep state", also known as the Illuminati. It's no coincidence that the culture wars have increased and the Democratic and Republican parties have gotten more extreme the last 10 years, when people have been waking up to the truth in droves. It's perfectly plausible that the Illuminati has instructed both parties to be more extreme in order to divide the population further, as there are way more of us than them. The Israel/Jewish Connection Every Congressional Candidate, in order to receive campaign funding, must sign a pledge to support Israel. How is this significant? Zionist Jews are at the top of the Illuminati pyramid. Judaism is the official religion of Israel. The Rothschild family are Zionist Jews. Could the culture wars be a result of this pledge to support Israel, in order to keep the masses from uniting as one? It's highly likely. If you don't support the Illuminati, no funding for you. In this blog, most of our elected officials have the "Aggressive Pallas" pattern, meaning Pallas and its ruler in aspect to Pluto and the South Node, as well as hard aspects to Jupiter. Aggressive Pallas aspects have a connection to corruption, racism, and forcing your views on others. How to reverse this division? Simple. Realize that everyone is different. Also realize that political ideologies are in your birth chart, which makes it pointless for someone else to try and change it, and that liberalism and conservatism are neither right or wrong. For this to happen, astrology would have to be mainstream knowledge. In 2023, Pluto goes into Aquarius for the first time, and goes into Aquarius for good in 2024. Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius, is said to rule astrology, so the mainstreaming of astrology is a big possibility in the Pluto in Aquarius era. The sooner we put aside our differences and unite as one against our oppressors, the easier it will be to reclaim our country. Link to the Israel pledge revealing: Cynthia McKinney Drops Bombshell... Thanks for your millennial insights, Kevin! Now here's one of Kevin's previous, related posts--a favorite of mine which concerns Left Brain-Right Brain Politics. And here is Kevin's astro-political analysis of freshly minted Senator Tina Smith who replaced Minnesota Senator Al Franken last week on Capitol Hill. Visit Kevin's Left Wing Astrology for a variety of posts and political analyses written from his millennial point of view. [...]



DC Horoscope: January 16, 2018 Capricorn New Moon

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 19:12:00 +0000

Image: New Moon @26Cap54 January 16, 2018 9:17:10 pm est Washington DC; Hour of the Sun; New Moon conjoins US natal Pluto Rx @27Cap33 and US Inauguration MC. This lunation recalls the RNC 2016 Full Moon @27Cap40 of July 19, Cleveland, Ohio which seemed particularly significant due to its conjunction with America's natal Pluto and the POTUS Inauguration MC, the Goal Point. Pluto in Capricorn there denotes that the goal is dictatorship (Ebertin). Penned upon the chart are basic details (please enlarge) along with the RNC July 19, 2016 planets that are here conjoined (2018 to 2016) as if in a Return chart or very near it: Mars, Uranus, Neptune, and centaur Chiron, with Uranus and Chiron (as a pair, the chaos creators) on their exact July 2016 degrees. This suggests a sort of time link with history rhyming, folks, as the Trump regime and the GOP control of the three branches of government continue, at least until the November Midterms. Also significant during this time of confusion, falsehood, unreliability, paranoia, propaganda, fear, disappointment, delusion, dissolution, and contagion is the fact that the American people are mired within a five-fer Neptune Return of the Republican Party (14Pis01) which began in 2017 and lasts through the end of 2018 into 2019. So as you see, Jupiter leads a BOWL shape of the New Moon planets but from what is traditionally known as an 'evil degree' (19Scorpio) which Nicholas Devore has called "the crucial point in the war between the Ego and the Supreme Will." And I have little doubt that since it's expansive Jupiter there, issues of banking, financing, funding, budgets, debt, military spending and troop movements (Jupiter the General), and guns vs butter are some of the things described here with funding stalemates in Congress and a potential government shutdown looming (as I type on January 8th) at midnight on January 19th. Will ego be the prime consideration in these important matters in Washington DC 2018? Can politicians get out of their own ways long enough to 'do the people's business'? For clues, perhaps we should note the T-Square with apex Jupiter penned, lower right. It says: Pluto-ASC = Jupiter: a large gain; a fortunate turn; an imposing personality (Ebertin) which these days tends to signify Mr. Trump. Another midpoint picture is Neptune-ASC = MC: acting under the influence of others. Well, hello! Lobbyists, big donors, and/or ALEC bill writers, perhaps? Trump's influence over Republican lawmakers? Well, most Americans agree that a majority of 'our' congress members are compromised by such influences and seldom if ever vote their consciences. Or what's left of them for the ones who had consciences to begin with. Gutting social welfare programs would seem to indicate a dearth of Christian charity operating in DC, imho. So! What new beginning is suggested by the January 2018 New Moon conjunct US natal Pluto and the Inaugural Midheaven? Is it merely a cosmic signature of a new year starting or is there more to it? What seeds are being planted now that will sprout under the eerie light of the January 31, 2018 Leo Lunar Eclipse? Well, we know that with manipulative yet coping Pluto in the lunar spotlight this month we can expect issues of power, control, and great wealth to be on the menu with Jupiter in Scorpio, sign of Big Business, spying, and betrayal, leading the march--and speculator Donald Trump's Neptune in Libra is first of his natal planets to rise in the New Moon chart and bringing his Chiron and Jupiter to the party. Can warmongering and profiteering be far behind? Are certain foreign agents such as Putin involved in the lunar-plutonian picture? Is Pluto's nuclear button safe from Trump's twitchy little finger? And yet the 2016-2018 time link suggests that there are fresh potentials for new leaks, scandals, and/or secrets concerning Mr. Trump's campaign 2016, his GOP nomination, and his subsequent selection to play president perking within the darkness of the January New Moon and may be revealed by the light of th[...]



Is Donald Trump America's Psychopomp?

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:43:00 +0000

Where Doth Our Path Lead Now?

by Jude Cowell

Considering the major shift of direction now in progress in and for the United States of America under the chaotic, amateurish, near-whimsical leadership of maverick-in-chief Donald J. Trump and his GOP minions, I must ask you a question: is Trump fulfilling a role as America's collective psychopomp? Perhaps an answer for those who adhere to astrological principles and practices may be found in a consideration of Mr. Trump's natal Uranus, which is oriental @17Gemini in his 10th house of Public Status, for Mr. Quirky the disruptive 'Sky God' is Trump's last planet to rise before natal Sun (22Gemini), and as such is considered his guiding planet leading the pack.

Now as you know, a psychopomp's Mercurial themes suggest transition to an afterlife yet a psychopomp may also act as a guide into a new phase of life, opening a passage or doorway into a novel, unusual, or different way of living. The regressive policies of the Republican Party under Trump and Trump's aggressive rhetoric are, in a sense, opening many doors as 2018 begins. Yet most of these are shadowy doors better left shut and this is what yours truly has continually fretted about: that Trump's and the GOP's idea of a 'new way of living' is much more authoritarian than most Americans who value democracy and freedom prefer or could possibly prefer--and more draconian than they knew they were voting for in November 2016.

But as noted, it's 2018 and too late to easily undo the initial harm His Quirkiness is perpetrating upon our laws, freedoms, and institutions. Yes, perhaps our #resistance to Trump is only shouting into a storm, a very negative storm as it turns out. But can Mr. Trump's style of 'leadership' somehow be for the best? Do our country's regressive wounds need opening for resolution? To me this seems doubtful at this time yet reaching the other side of whatever Higher Forces have in mind for our nation and the rest of the globe must occur in some form or fashion, with or without Mr. Trump as guide. Plus, without him, the theocrat VP Pence will step into the guiding role (or perhaps he already has from behind the wizard's curtain) so with either man, you know what old slogan must come tragically to mind now, don't you?

'Tis the blind leading the blind.


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An Updated Horoscope of the US Presidency

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 23:03:00 +0000

Jan 8, 2018 Update: thanks to Kate Plumb it has come to my attention that the updated horoscope set for 1:00 pm, below, does not reflect an accurate time that George Washington took the Oath of Office so here I post yet another updated horoscope set for the hour the Mount Vernon website Timeline gives for our first presidential Oath--2:00 pm LMT, which gives a natal Horoscope of the US Presidency. Hopefully this will be the final updated chart! As we would expect, an hour's change results in a few differences between the horoscopes. Exs: the Hour belongs to Jupiter now instead of crusty old Saturn. South Node of the Moon (the tail of the dragon) no longer swipes the MC from the 10th house side for it has crossed the MC into the 9th house. Mercury and Venus are posited now in the 8th house rather than the 9th and the MC is now in Gemini instead of later Taurus and so is ruled by Mercury, chart-ruler of the Ascendant (now 13Vir27, not 1Vir37). This removes the interception of Gemini and Sagittarius across the 4/10 axis. The 3/9 cusps are in Taurus-Scorpio rather than Aries-Libra. I leave the 1:00 pm chart, below, for comparison's sake, and simply add the updated 2:00 pm chart to the post. Naturally, the festivities in NYC began earlier that morning for it was basically an all-day event which makes the 1:00 pm chart viable. (Follow the link, above to check out the full Timeline). Most of the 1:00 pm chart's details remain the same such as chart-ruler Mercury applying only once, a conjunction with Venus, powerful Pluto in Aquarius leading a Locomotive shape, and the 7 North Prenatal Solar Eclipse of the event (and the Presidency) is in the 3rd house of Communications rather than the roots-oriented 4th. You may spot other changes as well. Now here's the 2:00 pm LMT Oath of Office horoscope of the US Presidency which is titled, Inauguration 1789 to distinguish it in my files from the 1:00 pm chart: Original post begins here: April 30, 1789 1:00 pm LMT NYC: A number of years ago I had found '12:45 pm LMT' as the timing of the first inauguration of George Washington (April 30, 1789 Wall Street, NYC) and 'went with it' for setting up a horoscope of the US Presidency. This was the time George Washington and his escorts arrived for the ceremony and the source I had used is no longer with me for it was stored on a pc that crashed years ago. So today I'm finally getting around to publishing an updated version set for 1:00 pm LMT which is closer to the time the Father of Our Country took the very first Oath of Office on a Masonic Lodge Bible and (nervously) began delivering his Inaugural Address. Note that in the '12:45 pm' chart, 29Leo arose which received the cosmic blink of The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017 and which conjoined precisely the natal Ascendant of Mr. Trump. Please enlarge to read chart notes for little text concerning the Inauguration Horoscope of 1789 (the Natal Chart of the US Presidency) will be added here today. Yet we should note that President Washington's first natal planet to rise in this chart is Jupiter Rx @8Lib37 followed by his natal Pluto Rx @17Lib41, the natal degree of Donald Trump's 2nd house Jupiter Stationary Direct. (Jupiter-Pluto = plutocrats and large-scale projects.) Additionally, for those who find value in Secondary Progressions for 'updating' a horoscope concerning its natal promise, the US Presidency is currently laboring within a Balsamic Lunar Phase (the 'dark of the moon' = endings, partings, separations) which, based on the horoscope you see here, began on October 7, 2015 with SP Moon @6Sco41. The US Presidency will experience the symbolic 'new beginnings' of an SP New Moon @25Sag16 on April 11, 2019 which was perhaps cosmically foreshadowed by the December 18, 2017 New Moon @26Sag31, a time of seeding, that was fulfilled by the New Year's Day Full Moon of January 1, 2018 @11Can37--falling as it did between US natal Jupiter (5:56) and Sun (13:19). And although the [...]



Pluto in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces: the Push for a Compassionate Government

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 19:32:00 +0000

Q: Are rightist authoritarians pushing our society too far from a common sense moral center? Here's an answer from millennial astrologer Kevin Estes: Pluto In Capricorn and Neptune In Pisces - The Push For A Compassionate Government Universal Health Care, Universal Basic Income, Universal College. All ideas that were once crazy 15 years ago, but are now gaining huge momentum. Why? Pluto in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces Pluto, the transformer, has been in Capricorn, the sign of government, big business, and institutions, since 2008 and Neptune has been in Pisces, the sign of compassion, sensitivity, and spirituality, since 2011, and it has been no coincidence that policies like these have been gaining momentum throughout these transits. Add the fact that the Pluto in Sagittarius generation from 1995-2008 is starting to become adults, this means the Pluto generations from the 2nd half of the zodiac, regarding the collective rather than the individual, will be the majority of people alive, and they don't value things like status, greed, and materialism the way their parents do. The Pluto in Libra generation from 1971-1984 is about fairness, the Pluto in Scorpio generation from 1983-1995 is about the cold hearted truth, and the Pluto in Sagittarius generation is about freedom. Our current system is not fair, is not what's best for humanity, regardless of what our politicians and the media say, and it does not give humanity true freedom. Take the recent tax plan for example. The middle class only gets a small tax cut until 2025, while the wealthiest Americans get an even bigger, permanent tax cut. This is NOT what's best for America, regardless of how poorly the Republicans tried to spin it, and it is anything but fair because it allows the wealthy to have even MORE wealth, despite them already having enough to where they don't ever have to work another day in their lives, and while many people are struggling to make end's meet. And outside of that, our current economic system does not give people true freedom, as it's extremely difficult, if not impossible, to have a good, quality life without being a "wage slave". The current system encourages us to go to college for 4 years, enter the work force for 40+ years, then when you're at a certain age where you can't be reliably productive anymore, you're then eligible for Social Security. If that's unnerving enough, the Republicans want to cut Social Security and Medicare in order to help fund these tax cuts (and wars, of course). Imagine working for all these years, and then not being able to have what was taken out of YOUR paycheck, in order for people who already have enough to purchase every property in some cities to have even more. That's not Capitalism, that's Fascism. Notable fascists include Hitler, Mussolini, and Vladimir Putin. That is why the younger generations want a more fair system where everyone is taken care of. Nobody should have to live a lifestyle like that, especially if they're not going to be justifiably rewarded for it, and have to pay income taxes to a government that has no interest in their well being. Taxation without representation And in the current administration and the previous two administrations before that, the President has been ruthless in forcing the positions of his party on the whole country, such as Bush's wars and push to privatize Social Security, Obama with Obamacare and forcing religious organizations to provide free contraceptives and conduct same sex marriages, and Trump with the tax cuts and the pushes to take away health care and build the border wall as well as the travel bans. The extremism of the current and recent administrations has divided our country heavily, and it's no coincidence that the time period of the last President who governed like a moderate, Clinton, is also the last time our country was functioning normally. Is there a reason for this? Yes. Natal Pallas as Ethics Indicato[...]



Is America Due for Another Economic Crash? (w/ Guest Richard Wolff)

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 00:50:00 +0000

January 5, 2018: here's a segment from Thom Hartmann speaking with economics Professor Richard Wolffe concerning the Federal Reserve, interest rate increases, and the potential for another financial crash in our future:

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And below is a link to an oldie but moldy post on what I call the Fed's New Moon of 1910 which perfected in Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius during the secret meetings on Jekyll Island, Georgia that led to the unpopular creation via legislation of the so-called Federal Reserve System of the United States which, as Professor Wolffe states above, is the closest thing to a central bank we have in America.

And for the curious, see a previous post from April 2016, The Fed's New Moon, Mars Rx Station 2016, and Yellen's Secret Meetings showing the 1910 New Moon horoscope and its YOD of crisis-cross-roads-turning-point-special-task and karmic opportunity which the sneaky "duck hunters" (the New York financiers, German Paul Warburg, and Senator Nelson Aldrich) chose not to take advantage of after their 'midnight train to Georgia'. Yes, theirs was a special task all right. Bubble and Bust!

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2018 Saturn to Trump natal Mercury-Neptune Square

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 21:14:00 +0000

January 5, 2018: besides various positive and negative planetary transits to the natal chart and planets of Donald Trump, karmic taskmaster Saturn has difficulties in store for the current White House resident. In 2017, he and we lived through transit Saturn conjoining his natal Moon-South Node conjunction, bringing him separations galore and scrutiny of his past, then opposing his Sun-North Node and hampering his goals and undermining his ego. Trouble from authority in the forms of judges, lawmakers, and an Independent Counsel attempting to hold him accountable were prominent in 2017 and will continue to be so. But now that 2018 has arrived, transit Saturn has more up his sleeve for Mr. Trump whose problematic Mercury-Neptune square will be targeted by cold Saturn's baleful glance. And since we've discussed previously the Trump Mercury-Neptune square with its wrong perceptions, lack of discretion, and tendency toward fantasies and falsehoods, let's not step again into that wacky realm of his 'sneaky mind', as master astrologer Alan Oken calls this particular square. Plus, square aspects (90 degrees) contain a Saturnian quality anyway with his blocks and obstacles imperative. Now by way of explanation, here's something I previously posted when comparing Donald Trump with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: "...there are insinuating energies since both men were born with challenging Mercury-Neptune aspects in their natal charts, aspects which suggest stretched truths, distorted facts, indiscretion, and off-kilter perceptions, unintentional and unconscious though inaccuracies may be. Both the square (Trump) and opposition (Tillerson) between Mercury and Neptune denote strong tendencies to fantasize." Of course, one could easily add a reference to fake (Neptune) news (Mercury)! Meanwhile, Trump's fuzzy (Neptune) thinking (Mercury) seems, some say, to be degrading as he ages with dementia a regular suggestion by some talking heads. And lies are ever-present with his loose grasp of Truth. As for 2018 Saturn's restrictive effect on Trump's Mercury-Neptune square, we might first wish to consider the trio as a midpoint picture with certain potentials. Natal Mercury-Neptune = tr Saturn: egoistic ideas, pessimism, dark or morbidly sensitive thoughts (Ebertin); and, looking at the downside of things which may not be valid, a gloomy reaction to real or imagined circumstances (Tyl). In Politics, Michael Munkasey gives the Mercury-Neptune pair - Thesis: a legislature which controls the excesses and dreams of its leaders; Antithesis: a leader who mesmerizes people with delusions of possible progress or growth. Add authoritative Saturn and you have increased restraint about the use of intuition vs logic, persons with psychic gifts are disappointing. Well, if I had ever believed Trump's campaign promises I'd be feeling mighty deluded and disappointed well before now. Of course, it's possible that a bunch of positive transits in 2018 will manage to lift him out of the Saturnine depths but we'll see. Perhaps the shadowy figures who wanted him in the White House will pull the right strings to keep him in office in spite of karmic Saturn's demands. 2018 Saturn in Capricorn to Donald Trump natal Mercury-Neptune (Cancer-Libra) So when transit Saturn forms an opposition to natal Mercury the period tends to bring challenges to ideas and plans, (more) strong criticism, (more) quarrels, (more) hampered activities, slow sales, delays in, or cancellation of, travel, and one's self-confidence is shaken. For Mr. Trump, the opposition will occur across the natal 5/11 Self-Will axis of Groups, Associations, Hopes, Wishes, Risk-Taking, Gambling, Creative Pursuits, and Children. And of course, Mercury is the planet of youth and offspring as well as of commerce, trade, negotiations, thinking, mental abilities, the senses, and communications, and plays a major role in [...]



Republican Party's Neptune Return continues in 2018

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 02:29:00 +0000

January 4, 2018: Having published so far only the five dates of the Republican Party's current Neptune Return/s (a five-fer), below is the horoscope set for the Capitol Building of number 3 Return of the 5 which perfects on March 6, 2018. I post #3 because March 6 is the next date that transit Neptune returns to the GOP's natal Neptune degree of 14Pis01 (by sign inconjunct Mr. Trump's natal Neptune in early Libra so allegedly adjustments of ideals and dreams have been made). As you see, the party's Neptune has just been spotlighted by the Sun, here @16Pis31, and since US POTUS Sun (13Can19 in 1776) has progressed to 13Pis23, the veiling and masking (or protecting!) by Republicans of the current POTUS actor-in-the-White-House continues as do their making excuses for him to the extent that they can or will sacrifice credibility for the sake of their own political purposes. That's if Mr. Trump manages to remain in the Venusian Oval Office until March 2018 as I suspect he may: Above Image: GOP Neptune Return #3 of 5; March 6, 2018 11:00:23 pm est Capitol Building Washington DC USA; Hour of Venus (conjunct the Aries Point) in 5th house of Gambling; all planets hidden, BOWL shape lead by a rising Moon @20Sco39; chart-ruler Mars @23Sag53 (just passed Trump natal Moon and South Node) makes one applying Ptolemaic aspect, a trine to 6th house Uranus (26Ari11) denoting 'unusual or unexpected outcomes' and/or 'new methods or procedures being tried' (from 2nd house of Money to 6th house of Employment, Police, Military, and/or Civil Service). US natal Moon in late Aquarius conjoins the IC (Endings and Separations) with the transiting Pluto-Chiron midpoint almost directly upon us (Plutocracy). Around the chart are penned in aqua Mr. Trump's natal planets with his natal Mars rising atop the chart at Midheaven, the Career and Goal Point. Please enlarge the image for a closer view for not all chart factors are in this text. Yes, we are now mired within the five dates of the Republican Party's Neptune Return/s and note that natal Neptune, plus natal Moon and Uranus, are unaspected in the party's natal horoscope--and GOP natal Moon @20Sag37, though out-of-bounds, conjoins Mr. Trump's natal Moon and South Node by degree (so therefore GOP natal Moon opposes Trump's natal Sun-NN). Apparently theirs is a match made in...well, somewhere other than here: Neptune Returns to 14Pis01: 1. May 17, 2017; 2. July 16, 2017 Rx; 3. March 6, 2018 (this chart); 4. October 20, 2018 Rx; and, 5. December 29, 2018. It will be interesting if disturbing to monitor the condition of the Republican Party by the end of 2018 into 2019 for astrological Neptune, a karmic planet with a 165-year cycle, represents idealism and spiritualism but may also signify fraud, dissolution, and/or loss. Natal data for the Republican Party and Donald Trump are listed on the chart, upper right. [...]



An Astro-Peek at the Furious Trump-Bannon Battle!

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:28:00 +0000

With fiery Mars-rising Donald Trump's upcoming medical examination on January 12, he really needs to keep his blood pressure under control by avoiding furious rage-outs. But what are the chances of that for Mr. Retaliation, the resident-in-chief, born not only with Mars rising in proud Leo but asteroid Tisiphone--retaliation--at his MC 24Taurus along with enraged star of violent fury Algol? Well, expert astrologer Marjorie Orr has just published a piece on the Fire and Fury controversy of Mr. Bannon's criticism of Trump and Family that the book reveals if you wish to read her assessment (scroll past the Prince Harry-Meghan Markle charts which you may also wish to check out). An Amazon link to Michael Wollfe's book is linked, below. Now previously, I've posted on Steve Bannon's natal Jupiter (with a nod to his conscience-free Saturn) and today I'll add a link to a previous post showing the natal chart of Julian Assange with Bannon's 'noon' natal chart around it. (And note Bannon's natal Venus (vengeful when scorned) is @19Scorpio which is traditionally an 'evil degree' and has two nasty fixed stars there. Devore says it's "the crucial point between the Ego and the Supreme Will".) Transit Mars to Natal Mercury: Time for a Fuss Looking at Mr. Bannon's planets, you can see that the current position of transit Mars (quarrels, fights, fires, activism, motives) conjoins Bannon's natal Mercury, planet of quotes and opinions, in mid-degrees of Scorpio, sign of betrayal and the need for self-control. And when transit Mars conjoins natal Mercury, verbal combat as he speaks his mind is a likely outcome and with subsequent chaos involved. Certainly another major bump on the Trump-Mercer-Koch-GOP road to chaos and government collapse has occurred. Plus as you know, transit Mars and Jupiter are about to conjoin in Scorpio so the Trump-Bannon battle may be affected by this pair which in Politics and Business suggests potentials for: advice which angers or inflames others, action taken in response to legal judgments (also a hint concerning Paul Manafort's just-filed lawsuit against Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation?), and/or judgment of enemies or those who seek to do battle (Munkasey). An so it seems (unless this is only another fascinating Trump distraction from what's really going on), a Trump-Bannon battle is now enjoined and with Mars and Jupiter about to meet, book sales of Michael Wolffe's Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House are already proving to be brisk and furious! [...]



Jan 2 2018 Uranus Direct and a Double Promise Revealed

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0000

Tuesday January 2, 2018: This morning at 9:10:54 am est, Uranus turned Direct @24Ari34:13 on its projected path toward Taurus which it reaches on May 15, 2018 for a temporary stay. In Mars-ruled Aries, Uranus tends to behave like the Utopian reformer or blind zealot intent on anarchy (Ebertin) while in Venus-ruled Taurus there's more of a speculation, risking all in one go, and premature action leads to failure vibe, plus, resourcefulness in earning money may become necessary. Transit Uranus has been retrograde since the first week of August 2017 (28Ari31) so the change of direction of the Sky God's quirky, unpredictable, sometimes shocking energy marks a major shift in many areas of life, no less in Washington DC's halls of power. You've heard that bipartisanship has been called for by the GOP and by Mr. Trump, and Democrats seem to be on board the bipartisan train as 2018 begins with Uranian derailment an obvious potential. 'Wild Card' Eclipses Can Bring Uranian Disruption Looking ahead, some personal and societal unexpected developments may occur under Donald Trump's 2 Old North Prenatal Eclipse which manifested prior to his birth @9Gemini--conjunct US natal Uranus (8Gem55). 2 Old North repeats on July 13, 2018 @21Cancer (Castor-Pollux territory) in Trump's natal 11th house of Groups and Associations with its separation and unfortunate news concerning relationships themes although fast action can bring positive results (Brady). Because he's in the White House, 2 Old North themes relate to the American people as well as to Mr. Trump, his administration, and his family. (More 2018 eclipse info is linked, below). And with 2 Old North's initial eclipse occurring June 24, 792 (OS) @5Can49, we may wonder if finances, banks, or Wall Street's bubbly stock market are uppermost for bad news and fluctuations since this points toward a conjunction with US natal Jupiter @5Can56. Of course, Congress, our official purse-strings holder-- reconvening tomorrow, January 3--figures into the eclipse picture with another partial government shutdown set for January 19, and other budgetary and funding issues up for resolution in 2018. And all this business and monkey business set to affect Midterms 2018 in November! However, it's the themes of The Tower Solar Eclipse in August 2018 that are most influential as the Prenatal Eclipse of the 2018 Midterm Elections manifests. Yes, 'collapse' themes are on the 2018 cosmic menu. As for today's Uranus Direct Station, the difficult Cardinal Uranus-Pluto square of revolution is back (protests and revolt in Iran are again in the news as in 2010) and the Uranus Direct Station emphasizes the degree it seems to pause upon, so let's take a brief look at the Sabian Symbols involved--"24 Aries" as the karmic confrontation degree, and "25 Aries" for the exact station degree: "24 Aries" = "An Open Window and a Net Curtain Blowing into a Cornucopia" which sounds to me like (more) theft via Internet hacking by Uranian techies, plus, leaks of info or intell meant to damage political opponents--or to steal money. Its keyword is MUNIFICENCE. Positive expression: irrepressible genius for capturing the richer rewards of life and providing a wider distribution for the higher realities. Negative (unconscious/shadow side) expression: a smug or petty self-importance in dispensing favors to others. Sound like anyone you know in politics? "25 Aries" = "A Double Promise Reveals Its Inner and Outer Meanings"...Keyword: SENSIBILITY. Positive: a facility of adjustment by which everything in a given situation may be brought into the fullest cooperation with everything else (bipartisanship?). Negative: a lean to chicanery in all human relationships. Quite curious since 'chicanery' usually describes politics in general so I suppose all sorts of chicanery ma[...]



Stars Over Washington's Top Ten Posts of 2017

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Well, this is a sort of post never published here before! In order of popularity, below is a most-viewed year-end list of SO'W's Top Ten Posts of 2017 for your consideration.

Unsurprisingly, the topic of The Great American Eclipse takes first honors as it does in most year-end polls on news sites and elsewhere:

1. Horoscope: August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Across America

2. Solar Eclipse Notes on Trump's Current Saturn Return

3. May 15, 2018 Uranus Enters Taurus; 2023 Pluto into Aquarius

4. Horoscope: Roy Moore Feb 11, 1947

5. Winter Solstice 2017: a Neptune and Sun-Saturn Season

6. DC Horoscope: February 2017 Solar and Lunar Eclipses ("with murky cosmic conditions")

7. 2017 Neptune Hits American Revolution's Prenatal Eclipse in Pisces

8. DC Horoscope: The Saturn-Pluto Conjunction January 2020

9. DC Horoscope: Spring Equinox 2017 (Aries Ingress)

10. Horoscope: Donald Trump with VP Mike Pence's natal planets.

Somehow, with all the 2017 SO'W posts concerning Donald Trump, my post on the natal chart of Alabama's losing contender for US Senate, Roy Moore, ranks higher than all but one post (#2) involving Mr. Trump who belatedly championed Judge Roy Moore in Alabama's December 12th race and got his preening political feathers singed to a crisp for his meager robo-call effort and speech delivered from Florida.

Now I don't know about your neighborhood, but around these parts this merits a hearty end-of-year bwa-ha-ha and a bubbly toast to a Happy New Year for Everyone!

You may also wish to check out The Top Trending News Stories for 2017 according to Google.


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Overweight Trump's Medical Exam Jan 12, 2018

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:51:00 +0000

It has been announced that on January 12 2018, Donald Trump is scheduled to undergo an official medical examination at the Walter Reed Military Hospital in Maryland as required for anyone who plays the role of US president. Considering Mr. Trump's age and his widened girth, metabolic syndrome and the health conditions it threatens is a potential. However, whether an honest "read out" of the examining physician's assessment of Trump's health will be publicly forthcoming remains to be seen but the spread of his middle via fast food consumption is disturbingly on display for all the world to see especially when golfing. As you can tell in the photo (which may soon be deleted from this post), the infamous #TrumpRump cannot be hidden by baggy golf pants! So on January 12, 2018, what's the cosmic weather forecast?, you may ask. The hour of his doctor appointment has not surfaced so I peeked at the planets of the day and found that the Moon enters Sagittarius at 2:04 am est and the Sun is, of course, in Saturn-ruled Capricorn. Chances are Trump's exam will not take place with the Moon is Scorpio (between midnight and 2:04 am) so let's consider a few details for the Sun Cap-Moon Sagittarius blend in effect on January 12, 2018. These energies tend toward verbosity, pomposity, exhibiting intellectual pretension when feeling insecure, and a fixation on narrow, rigid views that can become moralistic. (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzi Harvey). Does this sound like anyone we know? Plus, Sun Cap-Moon Sag is an Earth-Fire blend of strong, compelling energies. This is the 'bulldozer' combo that goes for the main chance, has enormous certitude about its beliefs, and has a deep need for power and the freedom to express it. Earth-Fire is the natal blend of mogul financier J.P. Morgan Sr who asserted that, "I don't want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do; I hire him to tell me how to do what I want to do." This arrogant attitude also applies in the case of Mr. Trump, as you may agree. So if exam results are too revealing, will Trump attempt to override the examining physician's assessment? But wait! Here's what may be an even more appropriate quote from a Sun Cap-Moon Sag native, journalist and critic Alexander Woolcott: "All the things I like to do are either immoral, illegal, or fattening." Well, considering the physical exam the girth-widened Mr. Trump has scheduled for January 12, 2018 (plus, his administration's ongoing scandals and legal troubles), how perfect a quote is that? So perhaps we'll hear of the senior Mr. Trump's health condition by the eerie light of the January 31, 2018 Leo Lunar Eclipse, a second-in-the-month 'blue moon' at that, which perfects about 1.5 degrees from Donald Trump's natal Pluto (10Leo02)...because We The People have a right to know! [...]



Dec 28 2017 Doug Jones Certified to Take Senate Seat

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 18:22:00 +0000

Although loser Roy Moore filed a lawsuit yesterday to block the certification of Doug Jones for the Alabama seat in the US Senate, the certification of Doug Jones is scheduled for today at 1:00 pm CST in Montgomery, the capital city. Update Dec 29, 2017: MSNBC reports that Doug Moore was certified yesterday at 2:10 pm Eastern Time. At 1:10 pm CST in Alabama, the horoscope remains basically the same with Taurus Moon and Jones's natal Mercury rising. Original post begins here: A quick peek at a December 28, 2017 1:00 pm cst Montgomery, Alabama horoscope of the certification reveals the natal Mercury in Taurus of Mr. Jones rising just after the transiting Moon in Taurus @7Tau21. The natal Sun of Doug Jones @13Taurus rises soon after. At MC, the Goal and Career Point of the certification chart (24Cap14), in 10th house is the natal Chiron Station Retrograde of Doug Jones and at 28Cap39, his Chiron conjoins US natal Pluto. As you know, the Pluto-Chiron pair is a marker for Plutocracy and the oppression and primal violence it tends to use in order to get its way. With Senator Jones it remains to be seen if or how he will favor plutocratic actions for he is joining Plutocracy's politicians on Capitol Hill. Plus, Jones's natal North Node @16Cap42, has recently been conjoined by transit Pluto today @18Cap40. With Chiron in 10th today at certification and his natal NN in Capricorn, Mr. Jones may be feeling somewhat insecure as to his position--even after his certification. This degree of governmental, legal Capricorn (18Cap) activates the 1993 Great Conjunctions of Uranus and Neptune with the trio's 'the big picture must be followed, very little option to do otherwise' (Tyl) demands which Senator Jones will surely deal with in the US Congress and be forced to vote as party leadership dictates. The natal Pluto @22Leo32 of Doug Jones is extra strong for it's Station Direct in his natal chart. Of course, his Pluto on one level relates to his legal profession and the criminality it necessarily involves. And with US natal Pluto at the top of the certification chart, US natal Mercury is placed at the IC (24Can14) with 1776 Mercury's very interesting Sabian Symbol, "A Man Wrapped in an Invisible Cloak of Power," a cosmic shout-out to manipulating Pluto, planet of power, wealth, and the cape of invisibility that plutocrats in charge prefer to conceal themselves behind. And it seems that they want Doug Jones seated in the US Senate which does, of course, lessen the Republican majority there. Maybe one day we'll find out other reasons why Jones is their choice though it may be due in part to the cantankerousness and 'independent' thinking of the very controversial Alabaman, Roy Moore. Related Posts Include: Astro-Notes on Doug Jones ('noon' chart shown) and a 'noon' Horoscope of Roy Moore. [...]



January 30, 2018 Horoscope: Trump SOTU Address

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 17:41:00 +0000

On November 30, 2017, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan sent Mr. Trump the traditional invitation to address a Joint Session of Congress on January 30, 2018 which technically will be Mr. Trump's first State of the Union Address, or, SOTU. Most SOTU Addresses have begun at 9:00 pm est in the House Chamber of the Capitol Building so if the unconventional Uranian Donald Trump follows suit (and for broadcasting purposes, why wouldn't the limelight hog?), we can set up a horoscope for January 30, 2018 9:00 pm est Capitol Hill and see what we see. Just such a horoscope is pictured here, plus, a dual chart of SOTUS 2015 and 2016 is shown below for the sake of comparison: Hour of the Sun; chart-ruler Mercury (planet of speeches and SOTUs) makes no applying aspects and is at a critical 29th degree (Capricorn) in 5th house of Risk-Taking, Gambling, and Creative Pursuits. On this day, Mercury rises with a difficult fixed star, Scheat, which usually acts as a malefic so if I were you, I wouldn't expect a sunny SOTU from Mr. Trump whose Inaugural 2017 Address described a bleak America. Under one year of his administration, bleakness has certainly arrived if it wasn't here before. Now the SOTU 2018 Sun AQ-Moon Leo blend is penned on the chart, upper right, and imho closely fits Mr. Trump's personality. This blend is shared by astrologer Evangeline Adams and by despot Frederick the Great (see a quote from Freddy, lower left, which quite describes the state of the union under Donald Trump. As you see, the recent Solar Eclipse influences remain in force and for SOTU 2018 at 9:00 pm est conjoins the cusp of the 12th house of Politics, Karma, and Self-Undoing. This is the 1 North (aka, 'the Mother of all Eclipses') Total Eclipse of August 21, 2017 conjunct royal Regulus and Donald Trump's natal Ascendant--The Great American Eclipse, so-called. Have you felt Mr. Trump and his minions eclipsing America yet? Below: SOTU 2015 (lower left, with cyber issues) and SOTU 2016 (upper right, realism, tackling the truth): Details are sparse today, I know, but during January 2018 there will be more astro-notes posted concerning SOTU 2018 so stay tuned, if you dare. And please note that Sharing is encouraging for a freebie blogger such as myself! jc [...]



Horoscope: Leo Lunar Eclipse Jan 31, 2018 and more

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 19:22:00 +0000

Here is a DC Horoscope of the first eclipse of 2018, a Lunar Eclipse in Leo, plus, a brief review of the Solar and Lunar Eclipses of 2018 and links to further details: Image: Lunar Eclipse @11Leo37 January 31, 2018 8:26:39 am est Capitol Building Washington DC USA across the 6/12 Virgo-Pisces axis; Hour of the Moon; Moon conjunct North Node, Sun conjunct South Node and Venus. The Previous Solar Eclipse @28Leo52 of August 21, 2017 (The Great American Eclipse) was Total across America, 'splitting' it North and South, and manifested in the 1 North Saros Series. After the January 31st Lunar Eclipse in Leo comes its accompanying Solar Eclipse on February 15, 2018 @27Aquarius, what I've termed the 'We The People' Eclipse in the 1 South Saros Series because it conjoins US natal Moon in our late afternoon US natal chart/s of July 4, 1776. Now as you know, a Lunar Eclipse that occurs prior to an accompanying Solar Eclipse suggest a period of decline and a passive response to the influences of the Solar Eclipse since it's a waning period of time from Full Moon to New Moon. With these two eclipses the Leo-Aquarius self-will polarity vs humanitarian efforts are concerns as 2018 begins--all eclipses are 'wild cards' of the Universe for they can disrupt like quirky planet Uranus, with their themes acting in similar fashion to a computer program 'running in the background' of society. This Leo-AQ influence spotlighted by 'cosmic blinks' in early 2018 may be a veiled reference to the self-interested, strong-willed Mr. Trump's rising Leo Mars opposing US natal Moon in humanitarian Aquarius, a passionate pairing that suggests potentials for antagonism, anger, mishaps, or even danger. Unfortunately, his 'finger on The Button' comes to mind along with the certainty of breakdowns of various sorts. Then there's the Solar Eclipse of July 13, 2018 @21Cancer in the 2 Old North series (Mr. Trump's PE series), and the last 2018 Lunar Eclipse @5Aquarius on July 27th conjunct US natal South Node so perhaps more than the usual amount of unconscious material and secrets may be revealed from our nation's (or Donald Trump's) past and weaknesses inconveniently exposed. The final eclipse of 2018 is a significant Solar Eclipse on August 11, 2018 @19Leo in the 2 New North Saros Series, aka, The Tower Eclipse which for obvious reasons may relate directly to Donald Trump and thus to America and its crumbling infrastructure, neglected for decades by Washington politicians who'd rather militarize the world and fund construction projects in foreign countries instead of spending our tax monies on our needs here at home. [...]



Horoscope: Solar Eclipse of the 2018 Midterm Elections

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 22:15:00 +0000

December 23, 2017: Year 2018 soon arrives and GOP politicians and their donors are already looking ahead to the 2018 Midterm Elections scheduled for Tuesday November 6th. Of course, it's too early now to say how hacked or rigged the votes and outcomes will be but we know at least one US political party that will do everything in its power to sway results their way, if at all possible. As usual, a large voter turn-out can make cheating more difficult so hopefully such will be the case even though GOP gerrymandering will be doing what it can with a few Democratic Party tricks in the mix as well. Obviously, many political rallies and other events will occur between today and November 6, 2018 including scandals, subpoenas, and leaks. Various conditions will change for better or worse--including the just-signed GOP-Trump 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (with Mercury Rx!) which will have been in force for months by November 2018 and its results will affect public opinion positively or negatively. Still, let's take an early peek at the planetary influences and themes of the Prenatal Solar Eclipse and its Saros Series (2 New North) in which General Election 2018 falls. You may wish to follow the link, above, for details on which states and seats are in play, plus, other details as they are currently known. 2 New North has a disturbing nickname, The Tower Eclipse, and its themes relate closely to the #16 card in the Tarot deck. Anyone familiar with this card already knows what I'm about to type. If not, simply enlarge the chart and read its themes, upper right: 'sudden collapse of plans or lifestyles, confusion reigns but after the dust settles, rebuilding begins and has far-reaching effects ' (paraphrasing Brady's Predictive Astrology). For karmic progress, Solar Eclipses in Leo demand avoidance of such negative Leonine traits as ego, pride, and pomposity (Lineman) and this eclipse degree (18Leo) conjoins that of the 1 North Solar Eclipse of August 11, 1999--the 'Nostradamus Eclipse', or, King of Alarm Eclipse with its Fixed Grand Cross (mid-degrees of Fixed signs). Here, Jupiter @14Sco48 activates the Eagle Point, the Point of Regeneration, very near the position of Mars in 1999, as mentioned in the Book of Revelation and symbolizing when the Winds of War and Strife were set loose: Image: August 11, 2018 2 New North Solar Eclipse @18Leo41 5:57:39 am edt Washington DC; Hour of the Moon (fluctuations, changes); Ascendant 13Leo44 so the Sun is chart-ruler but makes no major applying aspects. However, there is an inconjunct (quincunx) with 6th house Pluto @19Cap19 Rx (0A38) denoting potentials for justification, analysis, obsession with gaining approval, spying, gossip, resentment, and confrontations with authority--and adjustments must be made concerning the power principle (Pluto) and egocentric aims (Sun). Also note that a Moon-Pluto inconjunct suggests judgementalism and dogmatism (Epstein). Is Trump Tower part of 'The Tower' Eclipse picture or does its theme of 'collapse' relate to the Republican Party--or perhaps to the US government itself? With the current crop of infiltrators working hard to hollow out America's halls of power and considering foreign interference in our business, I'd not care to express my deepest thoughts on this topic at the moment although I'm certain you have ideas of your own, dear reader. A New Millennium No Longer New Now as you know, in 1999 and into the New Millennium, it was George W. Bush playing the role of the 'king' (POTUS) of America. But in 2017+ it's you-know-who, born with royal Regulus, the 'king' or 'king-maker', rising along with his thin-skinned, confrontatio[...]



Dec 22, 2017 Trump Signs GOP Tax Bill leaves for Mar-a-Lago

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 17:32:00 +0000


This morning the impatient Mars Rising fellow playing the presidential role signed the so-called GOP Tax Cut and Jobs Act (or is it only a mock-up to represent the hastily passed bill?) Here's a video of Trump's remarks as he looks ahead to a quick escape to his Mar-a-Lago resort home for a holiday break.

Signing today puts cuts to social programs like Medicare on the GOP's 2018 agenda instead of 2019 (after midterms November 2018) because Trump didn't have enough patience to wait until January 2018 to sign the thing and if he hadn't been annoyed (Mars rising) by TV talking heads this morning asking 'would he keep his promise by Christmas'.

However, billions of dollars for the military are safe from any threatened cuts so Pentagon generals can heave a sigh of relief.

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Horoscope: Russia - Flag Raised December 25, 1991

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 19:15:00 +0000

Image: Russia - Flag Raised, a symbolic moment for the good people of Russia; it's their "The Evil Empire is dead, long live Mother Russia" moment giving life to the myth and providing an invaluable public relations image for the people to cling to. The chart is set for a Lunar Hour on December 25, 1991 5:45 pm GMT Moscow, Russia; it is two years until the series of Great Conjunctions between 'new world order' planets of The Enlightenment, Uranus and Neptune (1993) though they are conjunct in this chart, as you see. In Nicholas Campion's The Book of World Horoscopes, the Flag Raised chart is #280, and is one of twenty horoscopes shown for the country now called, Russia. The book's Russia charts range from the Russia Unification chart of September 20, 0862 (Novgorod) through the Bolshevik era (1917), past the end of the USSR and Russian independence, and on to the Flag Raised chart you see here. Since this horoscope times a symbolic act to support a favorable image for the Russian public to admire, and since approval-seeking Mr. Trump is all about public image along with his love of money and gold, it is here displayed because the chart seems to resonate quite well with Trump's natal planets including his natal Ascendant (29Leo) with Mars rising @26Leo (conjunct this chart's Ascendant) and carrying royal star Regulus with them. And note that in the Synastry Grid shown below, the two men enjoy a working relationship via a close Mars-Mars trine (0A15), plus, Putin's natal Saturn @17Lib27 precisely conjoins Trump's natal Jupiter @17Lib27 (strong in its Station Direct condition). To me their Saturn-Jupiter combo supports what some in the US intelligence community have said--that former KGB agent Putin has cultivated Trump as a Russian asset for years and we know the Trump organization has received funding from Russia in the past, or so said Donald Trump, Jr who was born under this chart's Sun Cap-Moon Virgo personality blend. Sympatico? If so, financial arrangements between Putin/Russia and Donald Trump compromised Trump the candidate and made him unfit to play the role of US president--and that's besides Russian interference in our 2016 election/s which may have also benefited certain Republican politicians (and possibly Dems) who don't want "Russia-Gate" investigated for self-protective and political reasons. Mr. Trump's often expressed approval of Mr. Putin's way of doing things has hinted at his compromised condition ever since--and now the two seem to be phone pals (as long as Putin continues to flatter Trump). And if we compare this Flag Raised chart of Russia with the natal horoscope of Donald Trump we see, among other connections, an interesting double Moon-Mars link between them. In Politics and Business, Michael Munkasey's Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets gives a description of this planetary pair as: 'leaders who show concern about the welfare of others, but who don't necessarily follow through with relief','using or developing metal or mineral resources', 'farming activities which do not receive sufficient support from leadership', 'a military hierarchy which fluctuates in its effectiveness', and/or 'commercial uses of land resources for military or business activities'. So considering dictator-wanna-be Trump's apparent adoration of dictator Vladimir Putin, is it a cosmic curiosity that Mr. Trump's Secondary Progressed (SP) New Moon which perfects on September 16, 2019 @3Vir00 conjoins the rising Moon of Russia (in this chart)? Not to me it isn't. How about you? Synastry Grid: Trump (across) and Putin (down); trine[...]



Saturn to Capricorn w GOP tax cut bill Winter follows

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 17:13:00 +0000

Update December 22, 2017: House and Senate voted to extend government funding until January 19, 2018 thus averting another lousy shutdown and, leaving work undone, have high-tailed it home for the holidays. Or, as WSB Radio's Jamie Dupree puts it, Congress Punts Most Decisions into 2018. Update December 21, 2017: To avoid the bill's automatic Medicare and other cuts taking effect in 2018, an election year, Mr. Trump may not sign the tax cut (corporate give-away) bill until January 2018. If the trick is pulled, remember that little sleight-of-hand in November 2018 (midterms) with the GOP's massive cuts to social programs waiting around the corner in 2019. But such is the way of Politics, that "organized system of hatreds." Original post begins here: Wednesday December 20, 2017: As you've undoubtedly heard, in the wee hours of this morning GOP lawmakers passed their tax cuts and jobs bill not long after transit Saturn entered his own sign of Capricorn on Tuesday--almost as if congressional astrologers had planned it that way for the sake of symbolism. And though I've fussed over this giveaway to the wealthy who don't need tax breaks, I fervently hope that the alleged boost to the US economy will be a result of the legislation, secretive as it is with its "pass it to find out what's in it" flavor. Mr. Trump hopes to sign the thing into law this afternoon which will make him and all of Washington's wealthy politicians and their meddling donors so happy for their long-awaited massive windfall! In addition, Sun and Saturn conjoin tomorrow (12.21.17) at 4:08 pm est (00Capricorn) a few hours after Winter Solstice 2017 perfects (11:28 am est) as we see in the Solstice Horoscope and whatever benefits their hard work and loyalty bring lawmakers, corporatists, and other wealth-grabbers, benefits are not guaranteed for the rest of the country, or for the government since America's natal Sun-Saturn square will lessen the glow and may not be completely satisfied with the results of this bill. Naturally, as 2018 goes on into 2019, Republicans will tout how necessary more cuts to social safety net programs will become due to America's emptying coffers--the coffers their tax cut bill will help empty. Note the GOP's half-hearted promise that they will eventually 'make permanent' the tax cuts for the non-wealthy at some point in the distant future, although emptying coffers suggest otherwise as income inequality grows. Yet through all the greed, our national Sun-Saturn square (Cancer-Libra) demands taking responsibility for national problems and issues which include the care of seniors and the weaker members of society--and that responsibility is precisely what Republicans have dreamed of neglecting since the days of FDR. And if all this reminds you of an Ayn Rand scenario where The Corporatists take all their marbles and leave the society that made them rich--leave it to its own tattered devices--then you and I are on the same page. Now come to think of it, Ayn Rand must be dancing in her moldy grave which is something yours truly would not pay a nickle to see. So for all Americans under threat of loss due to the GOP agenda (loss, one of karmic Saturn's more difficult lessons), the specter of a cold hard Winter knocks at the door and beckons us to take up our pitchforks against the thieves and villains of government. And yes, this is truly an 'eclipsing of America and We The People, thanks to the info-distorting Great American Eclipse @29Leo now influencing events and conditions via the 29Leo natal Ascendant of Donald Trump. Yet[...]



The Tax Scam Means Some Won't Be Able To Afford Getting Sick - clip

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:24:00 +0000

And that's not all it means! Posted to YouTube December 18, 2017, here's a segment from the Thom Hartmann broadcast concerning the GOP tax scam about to be voted on this week--maybe today (12.19)--and signed into law, perhaps next week, by Mr. Trump who, along with the rest of his crime family, will greatly benefit financially from the legislation as will the deficit-fretter Senator Bob Corker... #CorkerKickback:

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Meanwhile, as of December 14, 2017, the now-in-progress Jupiter Return/s (13Scorpio44) of former President Ronald Reagan just keeps on stimulating opportunities for another GOP billion-dollar grab! Coincidence? More like a cosmic cycle Republicans are taking advantage of under the greedy auspices of their political idol (to the extent that Reagan still is an idol, for GOP codgers anyway).

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Horoscope Dec 22 2017: Midnight on Capitol Hill

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:20:00 +0000

Horoscope December 22, 2017 11:59:59 pm est: Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of Capitol Hill legislators at midnight when the time for legislating runs out? Government shutdown? ALEC bill-writers toss Americans into the streets and off their health insurance policies? Needy children starve? Arctic wildlife is decimated by Republican oil drilling? Corporations celebrate their free money at our expense? These are merely some of the possibilities that may be brought to fruition on Capitol Hill as this sessions ends. Please enlarge the horoscope for a few chart factors are penned on; some details are noted, below: As you see, brash Mars @8Sco40 ('9Sco' = "Drilling for Oil") leads the throng of planets in BOWL formation with lawmaker Saturn @00Cap21 conjunct IC ('The Drain'), a symbol of mining in 4th house. The Old Man is just growing accustomed to being back in his own sign of Capricorn (the sign of government, law, and business) during this Hour of Saturn with its freshly Stationed Direct Mercury @13Sag00, and valuable if vengeful Venus @27Sag27 out-of-bounds of the Earthly plane and isolated from the other planets (actors) yet by degree, Venus conjoins the December 18, 2017 New Moon (26Sag31), the 'Syzygy Moon' of the chart. Leaving the 12th house of Karma, Politics, and Backroom Deals is the current Solar Eclipse @28Leo32 (the chart's 'PE'), aka, The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017 containing 1 North vibes of "information distorted and possibly false" and "great pressure is put upon relationships" (Brady). This chart and the conditions it reveals contains potentials for quarrels, heavy and bitter attacks (Mercury-Pluto = Saturn), hysterical outbursts (see the Moon in 5th house--almost a US natal Lunar Return), realizing plans fanatically (Mars-Pluto = Mercury), tragic realizations (Moon-Mercury = Pluto), egotism, skepticism, nervous irritation, prosperity through cooperation and consciousness of objectives (Moon-Mars = Sun), indifference (Saturn-ASC = Jupiter), a persuasive orator (Mercury-Pluto = Sun), and obliging others (ASC-MC = NN); (Ebertin). And of course, wealthy saboteur Pluto @18Cap29 (conjunct Minerva, journal of the Hegel Society) continues stimulating the 1993 Great Conjunction/s of Uranus and Neptune so we know that, "The big picture must be followed, very little option to do otherwise" (Tyl); this, in part, is a picture of the bribes, payoffs, and blackmail used on Capitol Hill by wealthy donors, bankers, and foreign financiers in order to sway US legislation and subsequent vote-counting their way. Herr Hegel would be proud! Wonder how US finances would be now if it weren't for decades of embezzlement, financial sleight of hand, misuse of taxpayer funds, backroom deals on covert ops, secret slush funds, overblown military expenditures, and outright theft of taxpayer monies? Well, as we know, the crooks are in charge and they're attempting now to avoid the financial reckoning they so richly deserve for their decades-long mismanagement of America's resources which rightly belong to... Looking ahead to 2018, here's a link to the next Solar Eclipse of February, 15, 2018 @27AQ, what I prefer to call the We The People Solar Eclipse. [...]



Net Neutrality Affects Us All - Surviving the Matrix

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 01:37:00 +0000

Here is a recent message from Max Igan concerning Net Neutrality, episode 317 from his Surviving the Matrix series via American Voice Radio:

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Visit Max's The Crowhouse for more broadcasts, podcasts, and interviews on a variety of important topics.

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A New Atlantis, Williamsburg, and Our Secret Destiny

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:22:00 +0000

Facing Year 2018, America as Bacon's Utopian Dream of a 'New Atlantis' Careens On by Jude Cowell First, here is a C-rated natal horoscope for (Sir) Francis Bacon if you're curious. And here's an informative web page that displays and compares Bacon's natal chart with that of his mother, Queen Elizabeth I. Yes, she was apparently his mother so Bacon was a 'Tudor'. Now Francis Tudor Bacon's birth name was Aron Verulam, Viscount of St. Albans, in case you were wondering. The little prince was born in London, England on January 22, 1561 (OS)/February 1, 1562 (NS) at 7:42 am LMT (original source unknown, hence its C-rating though legendary astrologer William Lilly may have something to do with it). Now, as we face year 2018, why bring up Sir Francis and his royal lineage here on Stars Over Washington? Not because the Mars rising with royal Regulus (the 'kingmaker' star) fellow named Trump now playing the role of president is a 'monarch' in his own mind (he is), but because I've always included posts here concerning America as the New Atlantis and have added other of the more esoteric topics and mysteries which include what some call The Secret Destiny of America. And that 'secret destiny' is very much linked to Sir Francis Bacon his cousin Bartholemew Gosnold, and others of their ilk who did what they could during their life times to bring Utopian ideals into reality upon this particular continent. That they had plenty of financial, political, religious, astrological, and occult help through the ensuing centuries implementing The Great Plan seems plain to me, but if not so to you, then yours truly has done a lousy job disseminating such intriguing information these 12+ years (and mixed in with my continual 'common good' dissent against rubbish government officials in breach of the public trust; turns out, it's a huge job). Actually, this post is inspired by my re-reading of Final Warning: A History of the New World Order by David Allen Rivera who has investigated the mystery of the Bruton Parish Vault where Nathaniel Bacon, nephew of Sir Francis, is said to have secreted an unabridged version of Francis Bacon's New Atlantis (America as Utopia)--perhaps along with several other documents, artifacts, maps, and more. Noted author and researcher Graham Hancock has quite a bit to say about this mystery as well and you may wish to see his The Treasure of Destiny page which tells of Marie Hall's famous search for the Vault--she, the wife of esteemed astrologer and author Manley Palmer Hall. Now for years I've been interested in the Bruton Parish Church and its Vault mystery. President Thomas Jefferson is thought to have been the last person to see its contents in 1803! (Then was it reburied elsewhere? perhaps under the Washington DC Ellipse during the Civil War?) So when my genealogical research pointed toward Jamestown's earliest days and then on to Colonial Williamsburg, I was intrigued to discover that Colonel John Page (1628--1692) had donated the land on which Bruton Parish Church was built (plus, he donated a generous offering to fund it) for there is a Page in my 'family woodpile', you might say. So were John and/or other Page family members 'in on' the secreting of the historical treasure? Will America's 'Secret Destiny' ever be revealed by its contents or by other means? What did Williamsburg renovator John D. Rockefeller know and when did he know it? And is our national destiny encoded on the reverse si[...]



The Generation Lost To income Inequality (w/ Richard Wolff) - clip

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:56:00 +0000

December 14, 2017: in this segment Thom Hartmann speaks with economist Dr. Richard Wolff concerning income inequality, its policies and genesis under the Reagan presidency in particular and its debilitating effects upon generations of Americans and, tragically, the great loss it brings to the Millennial Generation:

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Astrologically, you may remember the infamous Reaganomics Solar Eclipse of 1981 (horoscope shown on Jude's Threshold) and do you know that with transit Jupiter in Scorpio we are now laboring under Ronald Reagan's three-fer Jupiter Return as of December 14, 2017 with the last conjunction on July 26, 2018? Note that the Reaganomics Solar Eclipse fell in the 1 North Saros Series--the same series as The (current) Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017. On many levels, I'd say that Mr. Trump is making certain that America is 'eclipsed'.

So the tax give-away to the wealthy that Republicans hope to force into law against all reason (masquerading as 'tax reform') intends to make income inequality even starker for 99% of us. That hag they follow, Ayn Rand, would be so proud of her super-selfish modern-day acolytes!

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