Campaign Update

Candidates who spew a cloud of gloomy complaining and criticism are usually a real turn off to voters, except to those who want to join in the angry misery.  And this is the conundrum for the current crop of GOP presidential aspirants. The base is addicted to outrage, needing to voraciously feed on a continual stream of infuriating grievance, no matter how nonsensical, to keep them involved. But the rest of the country, tired of governmental dysfunction, partisan flame wars, and an anemic economy, wants practical solutions and a vision of a hopeful, reachable future. The fear among Republican strategists, at least those still tied to reality, is that the champion of this feeding frenzy may well win the primaries but could doom himself in the general election.

Currently, the tediously sanctimonious Rick Santorum is building in momentum among the conservative fringe of the party. Were it not for the delusionally self-important Newt Gingrich siphoning off a big chunk of voters in every competition, Santorum would likely have won the all-important Ohio primary, as well as various other contests on Super Tuesday. This would have completely upended the trajectory of the race.

Even with Gingrich remaining on the ballot, however, Santorum continues to be a threat to Mitt Romney, if not in terms of the ultimate outcome, in forcing the continuation of a lengthy, costly, and damaging battle. Romney is being pushed further and further to the right, to the most extreme and belligerent positions possible, in order to compete in the primaries and ultimately close the deal.

Two of the next contests, on March 13, will take place on Southern turf, an area far more friendly to Gingrich than Romney or Santorum. At the moment, there is a three-way tie in the polls in Alabama, with Gingrich ahead in Mississippi.   Indications are that Gingrich is likely to do well, but not well enough. The Sun, Venus, and Jupiter will be aspecting his Moon (25Sagittarius11) for this contest, but this configuration will also be activating his progressed Saturn which is in a long opposition to his Moon, making any victory bittersweet at best. On the other hand, Santorum looks like he will do quite well on March 13, with a slow-moving Mercury crossing his Venus (5Aries44), the Sun quincunx his Jupiter (23Libra58), and Jupiter sextile his Mars (10Pisces00). Romney’s aspects hardly register.

Moving further into March, we begin to see the end of Gingrich, despite his current protestations to the contrary. After March 21, it will be increasingly downhill and pointless for him to continue. Perhaps his billionaire slush fund will give out around that time.

Santorum seems likely to keep up a strong fight through April 28. The first half of April, with Uranus conjunct his Venus (5Aries44) is likely to be quite dramatic, and perhaps the peak of his popularity.  April 24 through April 28 will also bring a brief burst of success with Jupiter conjunct his Sun (19Taurus31). By May, however, things will rapidly unravel for him. Saturn will oppose his Mercury (24Aries06) and conjunct his Jupiter (23Libra58). Nothing suggests he will come back into any real competition from then on, unless he is chosen as the vice presidential candidate, a possibility due to Uranus returning to his Venus in late September and October.

As for Romney, the worst is behind him now, until the campaign goes into full swing in late August and beyond. The Neptune square to his Ascendant (00Gemini43) has moved past exact, with its deleterious influence on the back burner until late August through mid-December.  This configuration highlights Romney’s shifting stances on issues, his chameleon-like character, and his bumbling, clueless gaffes. The long and frustrating two-month siege of Saturn sesquiquadrate his Mercury (13Pisces55) is now also past, as of March 3.

Although Santorum may keep the pressure on through April, with Romney’s tertiary Sun square natal Pluto that month, consolidation of the nomination seems quite likely in May, as Santorum’s star begins to fade and a slow-moving Venus aspects Romney’s Sun and Venus for much of the month. The sweep of Saturn transits in Romney’s chart (quincunx Ascendant, semisquare Uranus, square Saturn, quincunx Node, sesquiquadrate Sun, square MC, square Venus, and square Pluto)  from October 2012 through early March 2013, suggest a beleaguered and failed candidate during the height of election season and through the turn of the year.


  1. will says:

    Yay, Starlight! Yay!

    More later…..

  2. starlight says:

    will – I still wonder about that brief Jupiter transit right after the election that Romney has embedded in the mess of Saturn. Maybe he is relieved it is over? Maybe there is another recount of at least one state? I will feel better knowing his VP partner also has issues around then. but for the most part, Romney does not look good in November and December and January, imo.

  3. B.A. says:

    Naomi Wolfe on twitter:

    Reposting. Unbelievable. The American President and Congress have just declared war on Americans and on the Constitution: “Wayne Vokovich
    Obama signs Trespass Bill/HR 347 into law. This is UNREAL! I literally cannot wrap my head around this and my head is spinning. There was no discussion, no debate, no democracy, no due diligence, just heavy handed self-interest from public servants who have, through misguided hubris and extreme arrogance, redefined their own authorities. They fear us, and as a result, they have abandonded us. It is clear now that there is a quickening, a rush to tyranny, and my heart aches. Not only for myself, but for you and for our future. It’s as if we were trapped in the ever elongating hallway nightmare. But this too will end. These unconstitutional, criminal acts by our President and our governement are illegitimate. These acts hold no power over us unless we choose to alllow it. Do not allow it. We must continue with peaceful, non-violent protest and civil disobedience in opposition to these criminal acts and to those sure to come. We must work together and organize. We are many. We must seek out the strength and comfort that comes from sharing the truth. Be strong. We can learn from history. We have been warned by Holocaust survivors not to go quietly in to the night. We will not go quietly in to the night – never again. Many people over many centuries have faced tyranny and prevailed. We too will prevail. We know what must be done. It’s time to set about doing.”
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    Andrea Sauer, Vickie Seibert, Gena Seeker and 74 others like this.

  4. Iowahoney says:

    Have you looked at the charts for Bobby Jindal? I’m thinking Mitt picks Jindal for VP, despite the fact that he’s Kenny from 30 Rock. You’ve got a minority, southerner and someone popular in his state right there. Tim Pawlenty is another possibility, but that ticket might actually put people to sleep.

  5. Mayfly says:

    Thanks for reassuring news, Starlight!

    The RNC (Republican National Convention) is scheduled for Tampa FL starting Aug. 27. The DNC (Democratic National Convention) is scheduled for Charlotte NC starting Sep. 3 (Labor Day, which is a nice touch).

  6. Mayfly says:

    B.A., could you give more identifying information please? I went to the Library of Congress site where Thomas is a bill locator search engine and couldn’t find anything on an HR 347. Do you know what the corresponding bill was in the Senate? When did it pass? When did the President sign it?

    I would really like to know more about this. (Also if you know the bill’s sponsors that would help locate it.) Thanks.

  7. will says:


    You have posted very valuable information based on your astrological calculations. How can anyone blame you if something unforeseen should happen between now and election day that should unfairly tilt the scales to the Dark Side? God knows they are much better at covert and malicious maneuvering as well as high-jacking and re-writing the national narratives. Evil is as evil does. But my sense tells me that it will still come down to a Romney candidacy (with a possible Santorum V.P.) vs. Obama. Even if it isn’t Santorum as V.P., its going to be someone who is Right of Mitt. My gut tells me that even though there is a tough fight ahead, President Obama will prevail -and his victory will be viciously contested and recounted. I’m even thinking that the Dems are going to pick up some congressional seats as well. Just my sense.

    Thank you again for the great update.


    Here is the link to the legislation to which you so vehemently protest. You may want to read this carefully.

    While I admire your value on liberty, I don’t believe this particular modification is going to get protestors any less media or acknowledgment. In fact, it may serve their better interests by them not getting tagged or shot as a security risk around Federal buildings. Cement barriers across the parameters of the White House have been in place for decades – and I believe this is largely due to prevent acts of overt terrorism. While I’d like to see what the ACLU is going to do to counter or modify the law, I really don’t think the sky is falling, like you are implying.

  8. teresahill says:

    I’ve been looking for Romney for you, and he issued a statement about a primary somewhere, but that was it. Just a statement. I don’t think there’s any media access this weekend.
    Hopefully, they’ll at least tell us where he spent his birthday.

  9. Mayfly says:

    Thank you so much, Will, for posting ACLU link to hr 347.

  10. starlight says:

    Thanks, Teresa. Evidently, his “home” i in Belmont, Massachusetts, so I did a chart for there, figuring he might go home for his birthday. The Saturn transits to the solar return actually parallel all the Saturn transits in his chart at the end of the year. Very interesting and hopeful.

    Iowahoney – If he picks bobby Jindal, we will be treated to round the clock viewings of that pathetic speech he gave after the State of the Union a few years back. My guess is he will pick a white evangelical, Catholic or protestant, to keep the base in line and to thwart any concerns about his Mormonism. I would be really surprised if he picked any minority. He could pick a protestant evangelical woman from the South, but my guess is a white male.

  11. B.A. says:

    This is another source on HR347, also see the reader comments:

  12. Roderick says:

    That pick would be too obviously a slap at Obama’s being African American. Besides Louisiana is already in the Republican column, but OTOH Jindel is a commited Catholic holy roller convert who uses the state plane/helicopter to visit various churches on Sundays so that could placate the Evangelical base who are not still not comfortable with Romney’s Mormonism.

    I still believes Romney will pick Rubio to increase his chances of winning Florida although Obama only won Florida in 2008 with 51% of the vote.

    But it’s clear that Santorum’s continued success with the rural Republican voters (which the Republicans need to win states like OH and FL) will definitely influence whom Romney choses as his VP.

  13. B.A. says:

    More on the Trespass Bill:

    This bill makes protest of any type potentially a federal offense with anywhere from a year to 10 years in federal prison, providing it occurs in the presence of elites brandishing Secret Service protection, or during an officially defined ‘National Special Security Event’ (NSSE). NSSE’s ,( an invention of Bill Clinton’s) are events which have been deemed worthy of Secret Service protection, which previously received no such treatment. Justified through part of ‘Presidential Decision Directive 62 in 1998; Bill Clinton created an additional class of special events explicitly under the authority of the US Secret Service.

    Past NSSE Events Such as …SuperBowl XXXVI….

    Past NSSE events included the funerals of Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan, and the national security concern that was–Superbowl XXXVI. Other NSSE protected events include the Academy Awards and the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. I suppose presidential candidates, no matter how insane they may be are deserving as much security protection and Brad and Angelina’s sex life.

    The dangerous part of this ‘executive order’ lies not in the triviality of a SuperBowl receiving taxpayer funded Secret Service protection–but in the convenience manufactured for any President desperate to hide deliberations of groups like the G-8, the G-20 and the World Trade Organization. The classification of such events as NSSE–insures the rich and powerful against any pesky accountability or transparency to the unwashed minions–namely the US public. HR 347 & S. 1794 insulates such events as the G-8, WTO and presidential conventions against tough questions and politically justified protests. (Source: )

    3 Sole Dissenters Against HR 347…

    The House vote tally which took place 02/28/12, was 338 for and 3 against. The three dissenters were Rep.Paul Broun R-Georgia, Rep. Justin Amash R-Michigan and Rep. Keith Ellison D-Minnesota. Rep. Ron Paul was reported earlier as having voted against the bill, but that was based on the original vote conducted 02/28/11. Rep. Ron Paul ABSTAINED on the final vote. (source:

  14. B.A. says:

    More on the Trespass bill, including the passed bill itself:

  15. Gypsi says:

    Hmmm. Great articles, great blog posts. March 2nd article was
    Excellent! hoping peace prevails as the winds of change blow.

  16. kiwi says:

    y’know, with all the nut cases around in today’s world, I do not see any current problem with the tresspass bill, aka HR347.
    If it might help protect this president, the vice president, or any other elected official from the nutcases, I’m all for it. Note the definition below of ‘restricted building’

    text of the bill follows:
    `(1) knowingly enters or remains in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority to do so;
    `(2) knowingly, and with intent to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions, engages in disorderly or disruptive conduct in, or within such proximity to, any restricted building or grounds when, or so that, such conduct, in fact, impedes or disrupts the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions;
    `(3) knowingly, and with the intent to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions, obstructs or impedes ingress or egress to or from any restricted building or grounds; or
    `(4) knowingly engages in any act of physical violence against any person or property in any restricted building or grounds;
    or attempts or conspires to do so, shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).
    `(b) The punishment for a violation of subsection (a) is–
    `(1) a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than 10 years, or both, if–
    `(A) the person, during and in relation to the offense, uses or carries a deadly or dangerous weapon or firearm; or
    `(B) the offense results in significant bodily injury as defined by section 2118(e)(3); and
    `(2) a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, in any other case.
    `(c) In this section–
    `(1) the term `restricted buildings or grounds’ means any posted, cordoned off, or otherwise restricted area–
    `(A) of the White House or its grounds, or the Vice President’s official residence or its grounds;
    `(B) of a building or grounds where the President or other person protected by the Secret Service is or will be temporarily visiting; or
    `(C) of a building or grounds so restricted in conjunction with an event designated as a special event of national significance; and
    `(2) the term `other person protected by the Secret Service’ means any person whom the United States Secret Service is authorized to protect under section 3056 of this title or by Presidential memorandum, when such person has not declined such protection.’.”

  17. starlight says:

    Given the 700+% increase in hate groups, any further protections seem justified.

    Anyone watch Game Change? I didn’t find it was as good as I expected, but I was struck by how the McCain/Palin crowds got really mean and ugly once Palin started attacking Obama and linking him to Ayers, the “terrorist”. I wondered if that was the beginning of the poison we see spewed now on a regular basis.

  18. Jerry says:

    In spite of the positive spin placed on Friday’s EU/Greek bondholders agreement, Moody’s pronouncement of an official Greek default can and will have its reverberations somewhere further down the road.

    Quickly checking the ephemeris, the May 16th Jupiter-Saturn quincunx (23 ’58 Taurus-Libra) falls right on Greece’s natal Uranus (23 ’52 Libra). The Greek elections expected to take place sometime in early May (according to some reports I’ve read) contains the risk of a newly formed government abrogation of its agreements.

    Greece Officially Defaults, UK Prepares For Euro Collapse
    by Alexander Higgins
    March 9, 2012

    UK Government prepares for Euro collapse and nuclear financial fallout of Moody’s officially declaring a Greece default on their sovereign debt.

    Greece has now become the first developed western nation to default on its sovereign debt and, while the media is downplaying the consequences, no amount of propaganda and deception will be able hide the debris that will be scattered across Europe once the the financial s***-storm is done blowing over.

    The consequences will be severe indeed as the spotlight focuses on the rest of the PIIGS nations while investors are forced to consider the situation in Greece, which does not bode well for the economic future of these nations nor is it a good omen for the future of the Euro.


  19. fierywoman says:

    I’m SURE — intuitively — that this is where the beginning of the poison against Obama began. Just mho. … with the utmost respect of all you do, our dear starlight!

  20. Jerry says:

    I can’t remember if I had posted this article earlier, but if I had, hopefully the reader will overlook the oversight. It is of special significance to me as my natal chart has a Moon placement at 15 Gemini opposite the June 6, 2012 Venus occultation. Does anyone else have planets in mutable signs around that degree?

    Venus 2012: The Apocalypse and the Power of Love

    “……Is there anything in Esoteric Astrology that could hint at 2012 as heralding an apocalyptic Age of Truth and Revelation? There could be; especially if we look at the esoteric rulers of the signs and planets.

    On June 5 or 6, 2012 (depending where you are in the world), Venus will cross the face of the Sun in Gemini. This phenomenon, known as an “occultation,” completes a Venus transit that began in 2004. This happens once every 120 years or so, but isn’t it interesting that it is also happening in 2012? What I find interesting is that Venus is also the Esoteric or Soul Ruler of Gemini, lifting Gemini to its highest Soul purpose of “teaching Right Human Relations, between self and others, personality and soul, anima and animus, higher mind and lower mind.”

    The Soul purpose of Gemini is directly linked to resolving the duality between the head and the heart, bridging the gap, and accessing the heart-mind.

    This is a powerful opportunity for a global heart-opening, and astrologically could be the biggest event of the year in terms of human experience and spiritual awakening. Whatever happens during this period, it is important not to get caught up in fear, but to stay focused on the highest love for one another and for all Beings. This is the message of the Gemini Soul: the power of transpersonal love.

    During this time, there will be waves of high energy flooding our planet that will be detectable by those who are perceptive enough. It is important to remember that even if you can’t feel it, you’ll still be in the energy. Stay focused on your Heart Center, and be open. There is certainly enormous potential to experience deep heart-centered connection.”


  21. karen says:

    All the machinations of the republican party have been seriously weakened. I suggest this because of voter turnout throughout the primaries. I’ve no statistics to offer, but what little I’ve read indicates an apathetic “base” who’ve only misogynistic hate to vote for. There are no economic plans that infuse the middle class with better education, higher-paying jobs, or anything of that nature. So, Nancy, your predictions are, most likely, spot on. While I may feel rather jaded at times, this is not one. I keep remembering (and this has proved true more than once in my own life) that it gets darkest before dawn.

  22. starlight says:

    I thought the moment of that shift portrayed in the movie was the most interesting thing in it. they really opened Pandora’s Box when they unleashed Sarah Palin and her “palin’ around with terrorist” meme to that crowd. McCain was portrayed as far more altruistic than he is in reality. He could have done much more to stop the virus before it really caught on.

  23. starlight says:

    Remember we are just about to enter the prolonged Mars square to the Node followed by Mars quincunx Uranus. Also there is a lot of building pressure on Obama’s Pluto (power struggle and attempt to restrain an overwhelming pressure). The latest news out of Afghanistan will only enormously increase the anti-Americanism there. This spells big trouble given the planetary energy building. I would not be surprised to see huge riots and violent demonstrations, possible retaliations.

    A United States service member walked out of a military base in a rural district of southern Afghanistan on Sunday and opened fire on three nearby houses, killing at least 16 civilians, including several children, local villagers and provincial officials said.

    The shooting risks further inciting anti-American sentiment in Afghanistan and troubling a relationship that had already been brought to a new low by the burning of Korans at an American military base last month. The American Embassy in Afghanistan quickly issued a statement on Sunday urging calm.

  24. teresahill says:

    Still no public events for Romney today, either. The Politico calendar says his next public event is a 7:30 a.m. appearance in Mobile, Ala, Monday morning.

  25. kdez says:

    Yes, a white evangelical. Or possibly Rubio, to try and recruit Hispanic voters who trend a bit conservative on social issues. But just because Hispanics are inclined to be churchgoing and family-oriented doesn’t mean they don’t realize how openly anti-immigrant and pro 1% the Republicans are. So probably the “southern strategy” — dog-whistle racism and christianist fear-mongering.
    Romney will not be very good at it, he’s not one of them.

  26. kdez says:

    I’ve always thought the pullout from Afghanistan might deteriorate into a “fall of Saigon” scenario — fleeing helicopters taking off from the embassy roof with people clinging to them, and so forth…
    It’s not for nothing that Afghanistan has been called “the graveyard of empires.”

  27. will says:


    Centrist Women Tell of Disenchantment with GOP – NYTimes.

  28. Remember, the movie was based on a book that was written by very close confidants of McCain. Of course he would come off as God like. They seem him that way.

  29. teresahill says:

    Read that this morning. When Republicans lose 30-60-something Republican women, they are done.
    Even religious, Republican women in that age group won’t put up with men meddling in birth control.

  30. Wennye' says:

    and here we go again…be afraid, be very afraid..I am here to warn you that they are coming to get you..B.A. give us a break dear, unless you have a craft to lift us up and away or die hard proof this statement is so..find peace for your Spirit and stop being afraid of your shadow..May Spirit give you peace, Wennye’

  31. Wennye' says:

    I watched it Nancy, and felt Sarah Palin is challenged somewhat mentally and emotionally. One went on her rollercoster ride through this film, watching vulnerbility then her rabidness towards the President then candidate Obama. Especially when they were behind in the polls..I will watch it again to get more understanding how inside politics can work in the worst way. The World was Blessed not to have this placement in office and we didn’t know at the time how Blessed.., Wennye’

  32. Jackson says:

    The GOP can’t pick Rubio if Romney is the nominee, because Rubio was raised Mormon and later converted to Catholicism. They’re going to have to go with a southern fundamentalist Chrostian conservative. A Romney/Rubio ticket, and all the Reverend Jimmy Bobs down south tell their flocks to stay home come election day.

  33. starlight says:

    Jackson – That is how I see it. Romney’s Mormonism almost counts like a “minority” on the ticket in the minds of the GOP base, and that party couldn’t abide two. The VP pick has to be like vanilla ice cream.

  34. Sharon says:

    I heard that Rubio is very unpopular with all Hispanics but the Cubans because he supports strong policies against illegals. Therefore, he probably wouldn’t have been chosen anyway. His early Mormonism sounds like another reason.

  35. Sharon says:

    …particularly the Mexicans

  36. fierywoman says:

    You can read dailykos if you want to gleefully keep up with the statistics — wonderful, utterly wonderful !

  37. Lune Prière says:

    Great post, Starlight. Good news.

  38. teresahill says:

    I’ve seen the Mobile, Ala, even listed for times between 6:45 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Monday.
    Getting close to the birth time, right?

    And do the Romney’s have a house in Florida? Because there was something on “The Note” about Romney, after campaigning Monday, “will then jet back to Florida to attend a high-dollar fundraiser in Miami….”
    Which makes me wonder if he was in Miami this weekend.

  39. voxmeow says:

    Hey Wennye, Trespass Bill/HR 347. Have you commented without reading up on it or do you just not understand it’s implications?

  40. glowlight says:

    Finally, good news!!! I have been feeling next to jaded, as Karen expressed, over this last two years. With the noise machine loss of now 98 advertisers (only 20 more to go)”Think Progress” has a great article about this. The trespass bill is good news too, (remember all the gun toting tea party nuts at the Obama rallies, scared me a lot and brought back horrible memories of the Kennedy’s and MLK). And the lovely news regarding the IRS and super pac donors, the year is starting to look good for a Democratic sweep in Nov. I wouldn’t be surprised if President Obama pulls the troops out of Afganistan sooner rather than later.

    Jerry, I have Uranus in Gemini at 22degrees opposite Jupiter 19 Sag. Also, thank you for all the great astrological links.

    Starlight, your articles stimulate the best in all of us.

  41. Jerry says:

    Hi Glowlight,

    Thank you. From what I have gathered, as a general rule (it varies on who you talk to) the accepted orb of influence in these kind of aspects is up to 3 degrees in either direction. However, interestingly enough, in Vedic astrology they allow up to 12 degrees. The ramifications of this rare event are said to be far reaching with a global impact and therefore I suspect everyone will be feeling the influence.

  42. Sienna says:

    It appears from this ABC news link that Romney will be in Mobile, Alabama on his birthday before jetting to Florida.

  43. Sienna says:

    The Mobile Press-Register newspaper advises Romney will appear live from Mobile at 6:45 am on a local feed to Fox & Friends.

  44. starlight says:

    Awesome!!! That is incredible news!!!

  45. starlight says:

    Unfortunately, yesterday was his solar return, probably due to the leap year in February. I will be using his home in Massachusetts for his solar return, unless we hear he spent the weekend anywhere else. Thanks for your effort though.

  46. Noelle says:

    Jerry, thanks for for info. I have Jupiter at 21 degrees Gemini opposite Venus 21 degrees Sag and square my nodes. Not sure how to interpret but I think it will be good.

  47. Francis says:

    This from Andrew Sullivan… be sure to continue reading by clicking “Read on”

  48. Virginia says:

    On the light side:

    Do any of you have plans for using the Grand Trine in earth tomorrow? I’m a double Taurus and I am going to buy lottery tickets, and take my boyfriend to bed early and wear him out. :-)

  49. Wennye' says:

    You go girl…:-)

  50. will says:

    Wooohooo!!! Finally, we can shut the flapping of those raging Right rectums up!!!

  51. Wennye' says:

    yes love I have..though I don’t work or think on implications..that’s not my immediate gut reations maybe because of my length on our Earth and been through a lot of political “worries” thanks for asking though..Wennye’

  52. Wennye' says:

    curious voxmeow, did your hair catch on fire when George Bush drafted the HIPPA regulations that protected him from enemies that might throw tainted blood on him?? Check it out..see I understood that..Blessings by our Eternal Parent, Wennye’

  53. Patty says:

    Regarding Sarah Palin’s ‘Game Change’ Movie.
    This is a devistating critique from McCain’s strategist Steve Schmidt:

    Plus…this recent report:
    Scientists say America is too dumb for democracy to thrive:

  54. will says:


    The SFGate piece is quite provocative – and points to sadly-true facts. I would love to see a minimum IQ requirement for voters – now that would bring a whole new meaning to an Electoral College. Color me “Elitist”

  55. teresahill says:

    Hmm. How does one properly use a Grand Trine?

  56. Jackson says:

    Brawndo. It’s got electrolytes, what plants crave.

  57. Bob says:

    Groups to bring pressure on corporations donating to PACS. This is gaining momentum. Let’s hope it pressures Congress or the Federal Election Commission to do the same.


  58. Virginia says:

    I don’t know, I’m just making this up as I go along. Chocolate WILL be involved, and some of my favorite classical music. And maybe one of those little triangle instruments used in orchestras.

  59. Lorrie U says:

    Starlight – “Unfortunately, yesterday was his solar return, probably due to the leap year in February. I will be using his home in Massachusetts for his solar return, unless we hear he spent the weekend anywhere else. Thanks for your effort though.”

    This morning, they showed Romney in Alabama and I’m pretty sure he said he was in Mississippi yesterday. Either way, he was either in Mississippi or Alabama on his birthday, not his home state.

  60. barbk says:

    Thanks for the link Francis. I’ve found aspects in 3 charts that go a long way in explaining this madness.

    1. The transiting north node has moved into the 8th degree of Sagittarius, which is opposite the U.S. Sibly natal Uranus in the 8th degree of Gemini, thus the transiting south node is conjunct natal Uranus. This sets up the unexpected and shocking element for the U.S.

    2. The U.S Solar Return chart has Mars in the 10th degree of Gemini, making the transiting Mars exactly in the same degree square the Solar Return Mars. The SR Moon in the 9th degree of Virgo, is only 1 degree away from being conjoined by transiting Mars. However, transiting Jupiter in the 9th degree of Taurus and transiting Pluto in the 9th degree of Capricorn are already in a “grand” trine with the U.S. SR Moon in Virgo. This is an easy flow of energy facilitating the emotional Moon to express in a large and ruthless manner. This Moon is also in the 12th house of the U.S. Solar Return chart.

    3. When Uranus first ingressed Aries, Jupiter was conjunct Uranus although still in late Pisces. This sign can, among other things represent delusion. The Moon in this Uranus Ingress Chart is in the 8th degree of Sagittarius, the same degree as the transiting north node and both oppose the U.S. natal Uranus as well as the trans. south node. This Moon is the discharge point of a yod being triggered by a sextile of Venus (9 Cancer) and Mercury (11 Taurus). This ingress chart, when set for Washington DC, has the Moon in the 12th house which represents hidden enemies, secrets, as well as confinement in hospitals and prisons. However, the Moon is opposite the Sun in this chart. The Sun at 6 Gemini could act as a stabilizer and help balance and distribute all the energy being released from Venus (values), Mercury (thoughts) and the Moon (feelings)expressed by the yod.

    The 38 year old man accused of the crime must be emotionally overwhelmed and worked up enough to feel increasingly (transiting Jupiter) empowered (transiting Pluto) to take action (transiting Mars). It is possible if he was born in 1973-74, that his natal Pluto is in opposition to transiting Uranus, or his natal Uranus is being conjoined by transiting Saturn, or his natal Saturn is square transiting Uranus, or the transiting north node is conjunct his Neptune.

  61. Sharon says:

    Guess this was already posted above. I found his calendar online and on Fri, he was in MS and AL and today in AL and Miami Beach—I guess he could have flown home over the weekend for Sat. & Sun. No reports of where he was. Interesting that his birthday is today, 3/12, but his solar return occurs on 3/11?

  62. fierywoman says:

    I just read somewhere that Mitt wouldn’t be eating his favorite meat loaf made by his wife on his BD because they would be on the road …

  63. fierywoman says:

    Yeah, since I’ve got one natally I really like to know the answer to that! (mine’s Sag Moon on IC trine Mars Merc conjunct in Aries in the 8th trine Pluto in Leo in the 11th … now you know why I named myself fiery woman! oh yeah, and an Aries Sun, but it’s not in the trine.

  64. fierywoman says:

    … oh and with the grand trine tomorrow, the Venus conjunct Jupiter is conjunct my Venus … which squares the Pluto in my natal grand trine. Yup, it’ll have to be lottery tickets.

  65. ScorpioX3 says:

    Yes, and those 98 are national advertisers. (Even the American Heart Assoc. has pulled their ads – and they get FREE space!) Limbaugh can’t survive on local advertising in the markets that carry his show. Methinks his national radio days may be numbered. People are tired off his hate (Hannity, Beck, and O’Reilly should take note.)

  66. teresahill says:

    Does anybody know if he has a home in Florida?
    Because ABC’s The Note said something about him flying “back to Florida” after his stops on Monday, to a fund-raiser in Florida tonight.
    Never said where he started the day.

  67. fierywoman says:

    If he was at a 7:20 am gig this morning in Mobile AL he probably slept there the night before … (from Politico)

    Mitt Romney
    Monday, March 12, 2012 Previous Day Next Day
    View a candidate or state Select Calendar
    Full 2012 Calendar – Monday, Mar 12, 2012
    TIME (All local) EVENTS
    7:20 AM

    Mitt Romney
    Hosting rally at Whistle Stop
    110 S. Florida St., Mobile, Ala.

  68. teresahill says:

    Yes, The Note said he was leaving Anne in Alabama to campaign, and he’d be coming back to Florida for a fund-raiser.
    But the day Starlight wants is from the previous weekend, something about leap year.

  69. teresahill says:

    Everybody should see it. If for nothing else, Julianne Moore’s incredible job with Palin.
    I swear, there are times when you’ll wonder if they’ve gone to stock footage of the real Palin from news coverage. Because they do that with various newscasters — bits of real footage from the campaign.
    Moore looks freakishly real as Palin, and then, the third one comes in — Tina Fey as Palin on Saturday Night Life, and you feel like your head really is spinning.
    (And if the movie has any truth at this point, Tina Fey and the SNL skits went a huge way toward making Palin a joke. Huge with the whole country.)

  70. Judigem says:

    Chris Hedges (Truthdig) is suing Barack Obama because of the NDAA in federal court This is what B.A. Is trying to get across although this is not the same law. This is a very wide net being spread and shocking in that it was supported by the Democratic party. So check it out and remember that the founding fathers figured people would sacrifice their freedom for security. Just as is being done now. Hedges is suing because this National Defense Authorization law gives no exception for reporters. They will not be able to interview anyone considered a terrorist without risking being jailed with no rights. This kind of law is unprecedented in the history of America.

  71. starlight says:

    Thank you, everyone. I think I will use Miami for the solar return. There is not a lot of difference in terms of changing house positions or angles. The Miami chart gives him 16 Scorpio for the MC. Now if we can just keep Obama in DC for his birthday, we will be sailing!!

  72. Judigem says:

    Supreme Court Likely to Endorse Obama’s War on Whistle-Blowers

    By Chris Hedges — The Supreme Court is expected to uphold the use of the Espionage Act of 1917 to punish those who expose war crimes and state lies.
    Posted on Mar 12, 2012 READ MORE  |  55 COMMENTS

  73. teresahill says:

    I think it likely was Florida. If I was already in Alabama on Friday and I had to be back early Monday, then in Florida Monday night. And it was early March, and I was rich… I think I’d just jet over to Florida for a nice, quick weekend. Find a rich hotel or some rich friends and take it easy. His kind of people in much of Florida.

  74. teresahill says:

    Kept looking. Politico has a candidate calendar for every day for all candidates.

    Romney’s only stop for the day was the very early on in Mobile and then he was back to Miami, at the ritzy Fountainbleau Hilton for a fund-raiser. Probably expecting to go late, because he has nothing Tueday morning until after noon in St. Louis.
    Doesn’t believe in working very hard, does he?

  75. kiwi says:

    Judigem – the “homeland battlefield” provision added to the normally routine military funding authorization was pushed by those in legislative power who wanted Obama to have egg on his face with his base. He was between a rock and a hard place – either cut off funding with troups overseas, or sign.
    The bigger question in my mind is, why are the legislators that agressively pushed for the provision to be included not being publically named and shamed in any way shape or form by these same journalists??

  76. Davis L says:

    Patty & Will
    SF article info is not new . Decades ago social scientists studied six state legislatures with similar results. A battery of psych tests including IQ were administered to the legislators. The scientists were Shocked to discover the majority had IQs slightly below normal, ie 95ish. Disbelieving their results they repeated the study 6 years later, but obtained same results. Conversely, in the UK legislators scored as having IQs slightly above average. Surmisal at the time (late 50’s early 60’s I recall) was that in the USA people voted for the person they could most clearly understand, in other words someone slightly less bright than themselves. Whereas in the UK voters voted for their “betters.”
    I think the USA/UK comparison may well have been apples vs oranges as state legislators were compared to members of Parliament but I believe the universities which conducted the studies were on to something requiring further study.
    The problems in only allowing educated and/or brighter citizens to vote are fairly obvious. AND………one’s empathy quotient is at least as equally important as IQ.

  77. Jerry says:

    If you enter the date of March 22, 2012 into the Google search engine, the most frequently used word correlation you will find at the top of the list is “earthquakes”. Apparently this has been a hot topic in some of the discussion/ blog forums over the past couple of months.

    Astrologically, the March 22nd New Moon conjoins Mercury, Uranus forming a powerful stellium. Uranus is one of the key signatures often associated with earthquakes. Refer to the following chart: .

    The Aries New Moon falls on the Nadir, the very bottom of the US chart; the foundation of the country. Could this be a metaphor for the shaking of the ground beneath us? Los Angeles, which is widely regarded as the next vulnerable location for seismic activity along the ‘Pacific ring of fire’ will experience transiting Pluto (9 Capr.) right at the midheaven (10 Capr.) of the March 22nd chart conjoining the Los Angeles natal Moon in t square to natal Mars (8 Cancer) and natal Saturn (11 Aries). Here’s the L.A. chart for quick reference:

    The following are a few items I found on the net dwelling on the subject:

    March Mega Quake Warning Issued For United States
    EU Times
    March 10, 2012

    A new report released today in the Kremlin prepared for Prime Minister Putin by the Institute of Physics of the Earth, in Moscow, is warning that the America’s are in danger of suffering a mega-quake of catastrophic proportions during the next fortnight (14 days) with a specific emphasis being placed on the United States, Mexico, Central America and South American west coast regions along with the New Madrid Fault Zone region.

    This report further warns that catastrophic earthquakes in Asia and the sub-continent are, also, “more than likely to occur” with the 7.3 magnitude quake in Japan today being “one of at least 4 of this intensity” to occur during this same time period.

    Raising the concerns of a mega-quake occurring, this report says, are the increasing subtle electromagnetic signals that are being detected in the Earth’s upper atmosphere over many regions of the World, with the most intense being over the US Western coastal and Midwest regions.

    Important to note are that Russian and British scientists are at the forefront of predicting earthquakes based on these subtle electromagnetic signals and have joined in an effort to put satellites in space to detect more of them.

    More ominously in this report are Russian scientists confirming the independent analysis of New Zealand mathematician and long-range weather forecaster, Ken Ring, who predicted the deadly Christchurch quake and this week issued another warning of a quake to hit on or about March 20th.


    March 22, 2012 Next Mega Earthquake, AXIS Shift / US Could Be Next!

    Chile, Japan, Fiji, New Zealand all fell victim to large, devastating earthquakes, and you will notice there is a 188/189 day pattern between each mega quake. These quakes have shifted the Earth’s axis, and the upcoming date for the next mega quake is March 22, 2012. The United States could very well be next.

    Video can be accessed here:


    There are a number of reasons to suspect that something notable might occur on the 22nd of March 2012. Though personally I am more comfortable with talking of a 21st to 23rd March window. Followers of Elenin see March 22 as involved in a 188 day cycle for major disasters on Earth, implying we could be in for a Magnitude 9 + earthquake with a pole shift. Dr William Gaspar has discovered another cycle of interest connected to Cygnus placed near the Galactic Centre that is double the 188 day cycle with 377 days and also points to March 22 2012. These theories are viewable on You Tube.

    I have another reason for suspecting that a major event could occur and possibly also bring a pole shift. That is the fact that the Sun and Moon will be conjunct Uranus and Mercury in Aries squaring the Galactic Centre and the solstice axis where Pluto is also placed.


    March 22, 2012 is the day that the Earth Axis is expected to shift 5+ inches along with the Earth aquifers and a 9+ magnitude quake event that some believe will take place off the coast of California.


  78. Francis says:

    I do not like that he may benefit from that Grand Earth Trine…

  79. Lunagardener says:

    Jerry, I think the EU Times is a dis info site Google the name Sorcha Faal, who is long been known as fear central.

  80. Bob says:

    ‘Sex Strike': Liberal Women’s Group Finds New Way To Support Contraception Coverage

    “A group that supports health care coverage of contraception is calling for women to withhold sex from their partners between April 28 and May 5.”

    Does this mean we (men) shouldn’t expect May Baskets this year? ;>)

    From the quotes under another thread I could not access all of the quotes to make sure of the link for it:

    Man: This quote could reach gigantic proportions as both the Pope and women are
    Woman: Well, it’s about 3.5 billion to one, so I’d say women will win this one.
    Especially since at least a couple billion men will back us. They ain’t.

    I think it was from the comments here:

  81. Sharon says:

    I don’t know, Jerry, there’s also a lot of info pointing to a certain date in Dec. of 2012 vis a vi the Mayan calendar and I choose to not believe that either (and some of it is VERY convincing). Let’s hope that March 22 is a peaceful day and at the very least, has no catastrophic events.

  82. starlight says:

    Some thoughts before I go out of town:

    Keep an eye on the next several days. the Mars/Node square is exact next Tuesday, but Saturday and Sunday will bring the Mercury/Uranus conjunction along with it. The Sun will also be quincunx Saturn Friday and part of Saturday. I am concerned about violence erupting somewhere, possibly quite precipitously due to Mercury/Uranus. I have big concerns about Afghanistan after the recent attack with the current planetary configurations, including the pressure building on Obama (pr Moon/Pluto).

    I will not have a lot of news available to me and am not sure if I can even use my Ipod where I will be (a little village in Mexico!!). So I need you all to keep track of how this Mars/Node aspect unfolds. I will be back very late sunday, so won’t really be able to check in until Monday unless I manage from the airport.

    Other thoughts:

    Remember when I said Palin would be in the news in winter and early spring of 2012 and I wondered if that meant she would be running? It turns out to be all this attention in the wake of Game Change. Who could have guessed?

    I also saw Rick Perry in the news a lot and thought that had to do with him getting the nomination. turns out, he has become a focus due to his horrifying anti-abortion sonogram bill. Even Doonesbury is covering it!!

  83. Jerry says:

    Hi Sharon,

    I don’t think it’s been expressed that March 22nd is the date of the ‘Big One’. Just that it fits into the 188 day pattern. If the Los Angeles area has a major earthquake of any sizable proportion, it could have a ripple effect on the fragile US economy. And like the Japanese Fukushima quake last year, that would be significant in stalling the economy.

  84. Jerry says:

    Hi Lunagardener,

    I wasn’t aware of the connection. I’ll look into it. Thanks.

  85. Elizabeth says:


    How does a Grand Trine work? I’m a double Taurus too.. sun/moon.

  86. Lorrie U says:

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha…Don’t know whether to laugh or cry, this is so insane! Only in Arizona (oops, I can’t say that anymore, it could be everywhere).

    Fired For Using Birth Control? It Could Be Possible In Arizona

    A proposed law in Arizona could give employers the right to fire women who use birth control. The bill, which sailed right through the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee, grants employers the right to ask for proof that contraceptives are being taken for non-contraceptive reasons.

    Arizona House Bill 2625, authored by Majority Whip Debbie Lesko, R-Glendale, would permit employers to ask their employees for proof of medical prescription if they seek contraceptives for non-reproductive purposes, such as hormone control or acne treatment.

    Arizona, like nearly half the rest of the country, is an at-will employment state. “At will” simply means that an employee can be fired without cause. Not only would the bill grant employers the right to pry into a woman’s (and only a woman’s) medical history, it would give them opportunity to fire women for simply having a sex life.

    Full article…

  87. Lunagardener says:

    Starlight…Viva Mexico! Enjoy yourself and those you are with….

    Love Doonesbury!

  88. Lorrie U says:

    Gas Prices for Dummies: We Drill More But Gas Prices Are Still Soaring?

    Gas prices are not set by the President, contrary to Republican talking points. They are set on the global market. We are drilling more in America than we have in a decade and yet, still the cost of oil is rising.


    Republicans have been blaming the President for the cost of gas whenever it rises, from John Boehner to Mitch McConnell to Sarah Palin and now the three Republican Presidential candidates. Even during the drilling moratorium, which might have made more sense, former Mobil Oil executive and now a senior energy analyst at Oppenheimer & Co. said no, the Obama moratorium was not to blame for the cost of gas: The impact of the moratorium on gas prices? “Nothing. Zero,” he said.

    Oil profits soar when the price rises (hint!). The top five oil companies made record profits in 2011, but produced less oil. Big Oil made a record $137 billion in profits, a 75% increase from the year before, but produced 4% less oil. Huh.

    Full article:

  89. barbk says:

    Thanks for the heads-up Nancy and have a safe trip.

  90. Lorrie U says:

    The Incomplete Greatness of Barack Obama

    He’s gotten more done in three years than any president in decades. Too bad the American public still thinks he hasn’t accomplished anything.

  91. fierywoman says:

    You DEFINITELY have a point. As usual, I was thinking like the working class person that I am !!!

  92. Sharon says:

    Ultra Conservative states won by Santorum: MS, AL, Kansas, ND, OK. Don’t move there!

  93. fierywoman says:

    A friend quoted a tee-shirt:
    “Women who vote for Republicans are like chickens who vote for Col. Sanders.”

  94. will says:


    Bueno! Are you going to San Miguel or Zihuatenejo? Wherever you land, do enjoy – maybe a great time to not do any posting on Starlight – but let the stars impress upon you in your state of laid-backness.

    Hasta luego!

  95. will says:

    Hi Jerry,

    You may want to look into EU and its credibility, as Lunagardner suggested. It would appear that this site is highly inflammatory on just about every topic = promoting upsetting and ungrounded “facts.”

    On the other hand, astrological lore has long vaunted that the vernal equinox is the gap in the wheel of the Zodiac wherein “proverbial shit happens.” March 20-22 are close-enough dates for me for some form of instability.

    On another front, the Mayan Calendar scare holds about as much credibility to me as the Y-2K scare did with all of the computers shutting down at the turn of the millenium…..NOT. Just sayin.’

  96. Jerry says:

    Hi Will,

    Yes. Thanks for the heads up.

    One other “Uranian” earthquake example comes to mind. The Jan 17th, ’95 quake that struck Kobe in a heavily populated urban area of Japan. It measured 7.4 on the Richter scale. The 26 Capricorn Full Moon opposed Uranus on that same degree. Here’s the chart:

  97. Azizi says:

    Wisconsin recall election dates announced:


    “A Dane County judge has signed off on an agreement that would make May 8 or June 5 the dates for recall elections against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and five other Republicans.

    Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess gave the agreement an official OK on Wednesday. The tentative deal was reached a day earlier by lawyers for the state elections board, recall committees and recall targets.

    Under the deal, any required primaries would be held May 8 with a general election four weeks later, on June 5. Otherwise, a primary election would have been May 1 and the general election May 29, near the Memorial Day holiday.

    Four Republican state senators face recall elections. It appears nearly certain that Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch will also stand for recall.”


    How does the astrology on those dates look for a successful recall?

  98. starlight says:

    will – I am going to San Miguel. Do you know anything about it?

    I want to add to my election prediction the fact that the US pr Moon will be exactly conjunct pr Mars at the end of august for the GOP convention. that suggests major strife of one kind or another.

  99. Gina says:

    I’m reading Mayfly’s post about the dates for each of the two parties’ conventions, and I’m looking at my Llewellyn Daily Planetary Guide, and I’m going “Yikes!” Is there anybody else on this blog who’s looking at this?

    The most likely dates for each of the two parties’ candidates will be Wed. Aug. 29 for the Republican nominee, and Wed. Sept. 5 for President Obama.

    I know this is a few months ahead–but this looks important if we’re trying to guess who’s going to win in November.

  100. starlight says:

    Azizi – May 8 is a very positive day for Walker. June would be better. any way to push for June?

  101. Gina says:

    Correction: I meant “the most likely dates for each of the candidates to be nominated” will be Wed. 8/29 and the following Wed., 9/5.” Usually, the roll call happens on the Wednesday of the convention, and the acceptance speeches are on Thursday.

    In 2008, Obama was nominated by acclamation on the Wednesday of the convention. Now if ONLY, this time, they’d do that on the Tuesday…

  102. Azizi says:

    I’m not from Wisconsin, and I don’t understand the difference between the primary and the election process with regard to that recall. But I’m hoping that Walker loses because of the actions & positions he has taken.

    Starlight, have a safe, happy, and productive trip to Mexico!

  103. kiwi says:

    Nancy, I take it to mean may 8 will be the primary date, which for walker would be OK anyway because the primary will be for the democratic candidate selection as to who will run against him. The final showdown date between the democrat and walker will be in June.
    PS Have a great holiday in Mexico!

  104. will says:


    San Miguel is supposed to be an extraordinarily beautiful and very European city in North-eastern Mexico – quite posh and civilized. I have a few friends who have spent considerable stretches of time there and they have nothing but superlative descriptions of their experiences there.


  105. shoalsister says:

    Nancy, if you’re going to San Miguel de Allende it is indeed a lovely colonial and yet very contemporary city. (and actually right in the center Mexico) Lots of ex-pats retired there, lots of students going to Spanish language school, lots of artists. You will not be out of touch as there is also lots of internet access. I feel sure you will have a wonderful time!

  106. Lune Prière says:

    Ha! Regarding your last 2 paragraphs, clearly, the Goddess has a sense of humor!

    Have a restful and well-deserved mini-vacation Starlight!

  107. Lune Prière says:

    Kiwi, exactly,

    “Under the deal, any required primaries would be held May 8 with a general election four weeks later, on June 5. Otherwise, a primary election would have been May 1 and the general election May 29, near the Memorial Day holiday.”

    So Walker won’t be involved in the May 8th contest at all.

  108. Azizi says:

    Thanks for your explanation.

  109. starlight says:

    That would be wonderful!!

  110. starlight says:

    Thanks for all the good wishes on my trip! I will only be there a few days. My nephew is getting married. His bride’s family is Mexican. Should be interesting but it is a long trip for just a few days.

  111. Jerry says:

    Is Germany Actually Preparing To Leave The Euro?

    Seeking Alpha
    March 13, 2012

    For a long time, most analysts have believed that if someone was going to leave the euro, it would be a weak nation such as Greece or Portugal. But the truth is that financially troubled nations such as Greece and Portugal don’t want to leave the euro. The leaders of those nations understand that if they leave the euro, their economies will totally collapse and nobody will be there to bail them out. And at this point there really is not a formal mechanism which would enable other members of the eurozone to kick financially troubled nations such as Greece or Portugal out of the euro.

    But there is one possibility that is becoming increasingly likely that could actually cause the break up of the euro. Germany could leave the euro. Yes, it might actually happen. Germany is faced with a very difficult problem right now. It is looking at a future where it will be essentially forced to bail out most of the rest of the nations in the eurozone for many years to come, and those bailouts will be extremely expensive. Meanwhile, the mood in much of the rest of Europe is becoming decidedly anti-German. In Greece, Angela Merkel and the German government are being openly portrayed as Nazis. Financially troubled nations such as Greece want German bailout money, but they are getting sick and tired of the requirements that Germany is imposing upon them in order to get that money.

    Increasingly, other nations in Europe are simply ignoring what Germany is asking them to do or are openly defying Germany. In the end, Germany will need to decide whether it is worth it to continue to pour billions upon billions of euros into countries that don’t appreciate it and that are not doing what Germany has asked them to do.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party recently approved a resolution that would allow a country to leave the euro without leaving the European Union. Many thought that the resolution was aimed at countries like Greece or Portugal, but the truth is that this resolution may be setting the stage for a German exit from the euro.


  112. Jerry says:

    URANUS – Aquarian God of the Sky

    We go into 2012 witnessing the first hard angle between Uranus and Pluto since they conjuncted in 1966. 1966 was the sexual revolution and a total change to traditional family structure – especially with women. Pluto is power; power that is not challenged. But Uranus goes where angels fear to tread, and stood up to the power and posture of Pluto….the roles in the family shifted and changed, with mom going out to work to create a life of her own. The masculine role had to shift too, and many times it didn’t, or didn’t go quietly.

    The world we have today – a much freer, relaxed world, with independence and acceptance of cultures and religions by those born then and subsequently, is because Uranus and Pluto met up in Virgo in the early-middle 60’s. Now they are forming their first challenge, as Uranus is about to square Pluto in 2012.

    It’s been 44 years since they conjuncted in 1966, and in 2012 Uranus will make its first hard angle to Pluto…..squaring Pluto from Aries to Capricorn. We’re seeing it already as it builds to a peak. Uranus is all about computers, and as Uranus moves in, we’re seeing the proliferation of data and social networks…..the conjunction in ’66 brought computers into the home.

    Pluto (ruler of Scorpio) represents the inevitability of change, the transformation of creation & destruction, life & death, whether literal or metaphorical; physically, emotionally, mentally or psychologically cleansing, purging, upheaval, elimination, catharsis, regeneration, healing, revitalization, metamorphosis…the butterfly emerging from the cocoon, fearlessly letting go of the old to embrace the new. This alchemical transmutation is irreversible & inevitable…part of life.


  113. starlight says:

    We are now in the zone of mars and Pluto triggering Obama’s prMoon/Pluto aspect. Trouble builds in Afghanistan:

    On my way to the airport in a few minutes. :-)

  114. Nick says:

    Have a lovely trip Nancy..

  115. Francis says:

    the tequilla in Mexico is sublime! Cheers and congrats!

  116. Wennye' says:

    How festive darling!! Enjoy Enjoy, Blessings

  117. Davis L says:

    Yep! Karzai has announced he wants ALL American troops OUT of the rural areas.

    Please have a safe & fun trip. We look forward to your return.

  118. Mayfly says:

    Just wanted to share a quote from James Wolcott, a very witty editor at Vanity Fair.

    “…it’s difficult to imagine what else Republicans can do to drive women away in 2012, unless they decide to bring back witch-hanging. And I wouldn’t put it past them.”

  119. teresahill says:

    Have you seen the protests that have sprung up on Virginia lawmakers’ Facebook pages? The vaginal ultrasound idiots?

    Women are leaving hundreds of comments about what’s going on with their vaginas. In detail. Since those lawmakers are so concerned with vaginas.

    It’s hilarious. Lawmakers’ staff people are deleting as fast as they can, but what a fabulous protest!

  120. Elizabeth says:


    I haven’t read all the comments so perhaps someone has already given you this.. but the date for the recall in WI has been set and it is June 5th. The Primary for candidates will be May 8th.

    Have a safe and wonderful trip!

  121. Gypsi says:

    posting that on my facebook page!

  122. Gypsi says:

    I so want to do that, but I run a small business, and a LOT of people read the lawmaker’s pages, possibly including some republican customers.

  123. pam says:

    and so so true

  124. will says:

    Troubles in Afghanistan for Obama – you said it, Mommy! Vey’s mir, Mars and Pluto messing with the Moon – one of the worst combinations known to astrology to my mind.

    Have fun in San Miguel – and yes, it is in central Mexico, not north-eastern Mexico as I had posted earlier.

  125. teresahill says:

    Me, too, but my Facebook page is my author page. So I’ve resisted. But I love the whole idea.

  126. Francis says:

    very powerful video commercial from MoveOn that was posted on Crooks and Liars.

  127. Patty says:

    Jerry, Thank you. Your post/link is most thought provoking. As I have Venus/Uranus nearly conjunct…I looked into your link.
    What a beautiful and inspiring read…even minus Gemini interest.
    Obama, with a 3-Gemini-Moon would be wise to use this June/Gemini/Venus (once every 120 year) ‘strength’ to inspire voters…by touching their hearts…and minds!

  128. Bob says:

    “The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Thursday that it will cut off all Medicaid funding for family planning to the state of Texas, following Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) decision to implement a new law that excludes Planned Parenthood from the state’s Medicaid Women’s Health Program.”

    ” … and thus would be losing the entire program, which provides cancer screenings, contraceptives and basic health care to 130,000 low-income women each year. ”

    1 man helping 130,000 women.

  129. Bob says:

    “The federal government pays for nearly 90 percent of Texas’ $40 million Women’s Health Program, and nearly half of the program’s providers in Texas are Planned Parenthood clinics.”

  130. Gypsi says:

    As my dad would say, Perry has cut off his nose to spite his face

  131. Francis says:

    let’s hope he aims a lot lower next time

  132. Gypsi says:

    LoL indeed

  133. Jerry says:

    Israeli Cabinet Approve Iran Attack

    Alternative Economics
    March 16, 2012

    Netanyahu had struggled to get approval for an attack on Iran and has finally got his way. Lets be honest, it was only a matter of time as the MSM and many US politicians have been beating those war drums. As ZeroHedge has reported, shortly after the announcement from NRG, Brent Crude went up to $126 per barrel as a sign of things to come. If this story is correct, its hard to see why Netanyahu would get approval unless he is definite with going ahead with the attack.


  134. Virginia says:

    Santorum: “Raped Women Should Accept The Gift of A Child”

  135. Gypsi says:

    I have been reading and listening to Wayne Dyer and it is hard to reconcile his teachings with news reports. I still sign petitions
    But I watch the news lightly, handing all over to the. Universe

  136. B.A. says:

    Remember “Total Information Awareness?”

    Started under Bush, coming to fruition under Obama.

    Everything saved & watched.

    Back to personal notes on paper.

  137. B.A. says:

    The new name for this is “Stellar Wind.”

    It reminds me of the big flaming eye watching from Mordor, in Lord of the Rings.

    No orks yet.

    And so, tell me again whats different about obama?

  138. mima says:

    Sorry this is off topic but since this issue is playing major part in the Afghani-US relationship, I’ll like to know what is your take and the take of the insightful people who post in this blog.

    My heart aches for the Afghani families that died and their survivors and this soldier and his family and friends. There was mention if he is convicted he could face the death penalty. I’m praying and will send a letter to Senator McCain.

  139. andre says:

    Mima, your compassion is obviously universal. It includes both the killer and his victims, both your fellow Americans and foreigners in a distant land. This is the dawn of the beauty of Neptune in Pisces. Its long-lasting sextile to Pluto in Capricorn hopefully means that the coming deep changes to the political structure of the planet will bring greater solidarity between all human beings. These changes are often achieved through a combination of great suffering and an unshakable belief in the basic goodness that can always be found in this world. For example, the Red Cross was founded the last time Neptune was in Pisces because of the horrors of the wars of the 19th century, including Afghanistan where a sizable part of the British Army was slaughtered in 1842. Uranus in Aries square Pluto will be upsetting at times because the urge for freedom may be excessive, destabilizing or provoke violent repression. Neptune in Pisces should in the long run provide the necessary reconciliation between revolution and stability, and the inspiration needed to carry on towards the manifestation of a higher vision of a better world. We must all do our part in this process. You are doing yours. I believe your open heart will not pray in vain.

  140. Francis says:

    Beautifully articulated and hope inspiring! Thanks Andre.

  141. Sharon says:

    Sounds like the bridge to the Golden Age of Aquarius

  142. Francis says:

    One of the things I most appreciate about this Nancy’s blog is the way she and her readers take current evens and put them in an astro-spiritual context that is within a sub context of a world wide transition from the Piscean Age to the Aquarian Age. It is the only website of its kind that I know of. And yet, I find myself hungry for more! Do any of you have suggestions for other similar astrology/ current events web sites?

  143. Patty says:

    Andre, A most eloquent reply.
    ‘There will be an answer…let it be’.

  144. mima says:


    I agree with Francis, beautiful words and they are very comforting. Thank you.

  145. Jerry says:

    Astrologer Ed Tamplin refers to June as a pivotal month in mid-east affairs. In his blog he writes…..



    During a press briefing in May of 2008, the former US President and Nobel Peace prizewinner, Jimmy Carter, claimed that Israel had about 150 nuclear warheads. In the same interview Carter claimed “One of the greatest human rights crimes on earth is the starvation and imprisonment of 1.6m Palestinians.” This is a core issue of Middle East instability, and gradual global isolation of Israel.

    Netanyahu, whose own brother was killed by terrorists, is considered one of Israel’s most hawkish of leaders. He has resisted the Oslo Accord. He has presided over illegal Israeli settlements, and the subjugation of Palestinians, in defiance of United Nations condemnation.

    This has also tested the relationship with President Obama, despite public displays of diplomacy. At the 2011 G20 meeting Obama is reported replying to the French President Nikolas Sarkozy’s criticism of Netanyahu with “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day.”

    Ben Netanyahu was born October 21 1949, with his Sun and Moon in Libra. Although Libra is known as a sign of negotiation and relation, having the Sun and Moon close together gives a one pointed approach. His Sun is also favorably aligned with the war planet Mars. And not so favorably positioned to the excess of Jupiter.

    More importantly Netanyahu’s last progressed New Moon, (dating from April 2009) was square the combative powderkeg planet Mars. And that is about to be ignited. The US is Israel’s greatest supporter – brothers in “arms” in the literal sense. Obama is walking a diplomatic tightrope between another Middle East conflict and his 2012 presidential aspirations.


    Obama is aware that military conflict with Iran could disrupt oil supplies from the Gulf, and throw the world economy into disarray, just as the US shows signs of financial rebound. This could also do irreparable harm to his Presidential campaign. But this week’s talks will take place as the Sun moves through Pisces and opposes war planet Mars.

    Mars at the moment is spending an exceedingly long time in Virgo, where Obama’s own Mars is situated, and where Netanyahu’s progressed Mars was situated. In plain language this means they are inadvertently, and possibly even unwillingly, united in taking action. Obama would prefer the US has the call. Netanyahu is playing his ace card of pre-emptive Israeli action to force the President’s hand.


    Obama’s next Mars return is mid June – Netanyahu’s progressed Mars is activated again in late June. Even the birth horoscope of Israel sees the ‘brick of reality’ Saturn moving across their Ascendant in June, with the revolutionary Uranus Pluto square impacting on their birth Sun. Whatever comes of the upcoming talks, the month of June looks a volatile one for Israel the USA and Iran.

  146. karen says:

    Andre, what a beautiful, thoughtful reply to Mima. We are sorely in need of this energetic transformation, one that includes the ability to imagine yourself in someone else’s shoes.

  147. starlight says:

    Back from an awesome weekend of ongoing festivities!! Mexico is a wonderful place to visit!!

    Here we are in the 2nd half of March and Russia is sending forces to Syria. This pulls a lot of my predictions together:

    watch out for a newly aggressive Russia;

    Assad would continue to be very aggressive and ruthless and not give up despite the predictions of many pundits a few months back;

    and mid to late March brings added pressure and some kind of confrontation to Obama.

  148. George says:

    Jerry, Dark Tub Thumper,

    Keep relentlessly hammering away at us year after year, now decade after decade, re WW3 being OMG Just around the corner, foaming at the mouth, gratuitously riding on the positive luminous Beings who spiritually-politically post on Nancy’s unique ~ wonderful astro-site.

    Your incessant dark, fear-filled Troll thoughts only make matters worse, not better, as you well know and delight.

  149. Iris says:

    This is my first time commenting. I agree with you, George. I find myself quickly scrolling past all of Jerry’s comments. Other than his posts, this blog is truly enjoyable. Thanks y’all.

  150. Iris says:

    Starlight is truly unique. I do read Aquarius Papers – Global Astrology. It’s more of a personal astrology site rather than mundane, but I like his takes on spirituality and how it’s reflected by the positions of the planets.

  151. teresahill says:

    So glad you enjoyed your time away.

  152. Jerry says:

    Hi George,

    I have a vague memory of your bringing this issue up once before in similar harsh tones. I gather you don’t have an interest or a grasp of astrology, which is ok. But your criticism is unjustified if you don’t have the basic understanding. Of course it would sound negative if these things are taken out of context. I am simply submitting astrological material written by well-informed astrologers which are pertinent to the times. Personally speaking I think the recent material presented is equally balanced by the positive aspects that these powerful transformative aspects bring, not only the Uranus – Pluto square for example but the Venus occultation in early June. I think if we focus in on the substance rather than choosing to make this a personal issue we might have a rich and rewarding exchange. It is easy to react to something we don’t understand, far more difficult to listen with an open mind.

  153. pam says:

    You have to admit, at the least, that you have a very strong tendency to go towards “The sky is falling, the sky is falling,” predictions and a very regular basis.

  154. Lunagardener says:

    Starlight I am so glad you enjoyed the heart centered culture of our Hispanic and beloved neighbors!

  155. Sharon says:

    The poor Syrian people!

  156. Sharon says:

    Happy Spring Equinox everyone! Looking forward to hearing the prognosis for the next 6 months!

  157. Gypsi says:

    The sky has fallen, and is falling, but the universe has plans
    And kinks and twists beyond our imaginations.

    It is my fervent hope and daily practice to act as if all is well
    And will improve as these big transits unfold.

    Thank you Nancy for keeping on keeping on

  158. kiwi says:

    Jerry, It seems to me that over the past year you have not been nearly as negative as you used to be and I do want to say thank you for tempering your apparent natural tendency to have a somewhat saturnian outlook on possible outcomes of future events.
    That said, I cannot for the life of me understand why you don’t seem to be able to look at the world with more of a cup half-full attitude.
    Its just that many of us get really tired of being surrounded by what so often becomes a negative self fulfilling prophecy of doom and gloom. Your posts must be a reflection of information that resonates for you. Maybe the answer lies in your natal chart.

  159. kiwi says:

    I’ll second those remarks Gypsi!

  160. Lune Prière says:

    We need to hope there is a primary on the Democratic side in Wisconsin. It is my understanding now that if there is no primary, the recall election will be held on May 8th, a date which Starlight deemed favorable to Scott Walker. If the Democrats run more than one candidate, then the primary for that is May 8th, and then the recall election will be June 5th.

  161. Lune Prière says:

    Thirded. “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”

  162. Jerry says:

    Hi Pam,

    You are right to a certain extent, inasmuch that the attention is on change (I believe that was Obama’s primary campaign slogan – “change that you can believe in”). People sensed the urgency, hungering for a new way, other than the cowboy, militaristic approach to foreign policy and consequently Obama was voted into office.

    With that being said, you have to keep in mind that this is a politically oriented forum with strong political leanings. I suppose I don’t fit into the mold here. Currently, the major focus of discussion in this forum revolves around the Repub. presidential candidates and how utterly ridiculous they are. Certainly true, though to be consistently riveted on that issue to me seems pointless; a distraction from the much larger picture.

    So what is the larger picture? The need for change obviously! The old pattern and methods are outdated and are no longer working. Lots of imbalances. You don’t have to take my word for it – just read the news. The violence is appalling. Do you think cosmetic/ political change will make a difference? Diplomacy has limited value with snail paced, slow incremental results at best. I think there is a more meaningful process at work that will eventually break through the barriers to a deeper understanding and thereby correct the imbalances, but it is misleading to think that window dressing will do the job.

    The events of 9/11 as horrific and despicable it was, brought out the best and worst in people. For the common man touched by the circumstances it was an opportunity to reflect and be more compassionate. In the political domain however, in the immediate aftermath, for purposes of political expediency it brought out the worst. Two wars raging in Afghanistan and Iraq and ten years later the region still remains the most bedeviling and unresolved quagmire the US has gotten involved with. Most astrologers agree that 9/11 was predominantly the result of the Saturn – Pluto opposition straddling the US ascendant/descendant axis. Pluto – transformation and destruction/ Saturn – lessons needed to be learned.

    We are now in the midst of a new cycle that first began in the mid ’60’s with the Uranus – Pluto conjunction, the first square of which will culminate in late June. I suspect we will have a lot more conversation dwelling on this subject the closer we arrive to that time-frame. I’m not the only one who has made the observation that the June 24th Uranus-Pluto square is forming at harsh angles to the Israeli Sun. This is a monumental aspect and will affect all of us because of the ‘oil’ factor. Our economy won’t be able to sustain that kind of jolt if circumstances erupt in that region. It is a burning issue that will need to be addressed. We are not talking about it now, but if and when the intensity of the situation heats up (most likely in June), I suspect it will dominate the discussions here in this forum.

  163. Jerry says:

    Hi Kiwi,

    Thanks for the feedback. Yes. I have to admit there is a need for balance. We are all learning. I’ve already addressed the issue in a number of recent conversations. I suppose it depends on how you interpret “half full”. A positive attitude is to be encouraged. Yes of course. And as I have pointed out there are a lot of exciting things to look forward to; a change in consciousness I feel is where we are heading and I find that be a most welcomed refreshing departure from the ‘business as usual’ mind set.

    As far as this forum goes however, forgive me for saying so, but frankly I think there may be a double standard at play here, certainly not by the majority, but by a few, and it’s not fully recognized. You can feel justifiably negative and angry about the Republicans and what they stand for; to go on endlessly about their lack of propriety, but all the while not fully realizing how negative and debilitating that kind of perspective can be. Personally I find it to be a useless and self-defeating exercise. I would categorize that as negative. I am only suggesting that it is possible to widen our horizons a little bit further, an approach that incorporates all. To embrace everything with acceptance and not be tethered to one fixed point of view.

  164. will says:


    I support you in your affirmations and trust in the Unknown. God knows what She/He is doing.

  165. will says:


    Ola! So glad you got to get out of the Beltway – especially this time of year.

    I can feel this Equinox approaching in my bones – very,intense and and combative. The weather out here in LA has been absolutely wild.

    Will be interesting to see what this Ingress actually initiates.

  166. andre says:

    Francis, I read The Cosmic regularly. It is astro-spiritual, but not political. This site appears to be unique.

  167. starlight says:

    Jerry – The pressure on Israel’s Sun by both Uranus and Pluto is very interesting. China currently has Pluto square the Sun with Uranus joining by May, in opposition. They are having big internal power struggles in the government (the Sun). I will see if I can find the article I read yesterday about this. Could be Israel will also have some internal power struggles at the highest echelons, perhaps over whether to be aggressive or not regarding Iran. A lot of the country does not want a military strike, legitimately fearing the repercussions.

  168. starlight says:

    Bo Xilai’s removal as Communist Party boss of Chongqing city appears to have brought a screeching stop to the career of one of the country’s most ambitious politicians.

    The scandal has played out in an exceptionally public way — albeit with few concrete details released — and has fueled speculation that Bo’s ouster was linked to competition for top spots when a new generation of national leaders is installed later this year.

  169. Jerry says:

    Hi Nancy,

    Welcome back. I trust you had a good visit.

    A poster over at Noel Tyl’s discussion forum furnished some interesting statistics about the June aspects affecting Israel including solar arc progressions which I tend to overlook. All three of his entries are worth reviewing…

    WAR Between Israel And Iran This June

    About China… yes the natal Sun is fairly close to that Uranus Pluto square. I wonder if the country will become embroiled in some unexpected flare-up (Taiwan?). Note the June 25th Saturn station exactly squares China’s natal Jupiter simultaneously.

  170. Roderick says:

    Starlight, I am confused. I thought that Israel’s natal sun was in Taurus. Are you talking about it’s progressed sun being in Cancer and that is why it will be impacted by transisting Pluto and Uranus?

    Will, I am sorry that your Aries sun is getting all of this currently receiving all of this unwanted attention from Uranus and later Capricorn. Fortunately for me I only have one planet in my chart that is in a cardinal sign (Uranus in Libra) but Saturn has been it’s in my second house of money for several years now and it’s been wrecking havoc on my finances over the past couple of years. Unfortunately when Saturn goes into Scorpio it will eventually oppose my sun which is in mid- Taurus so I guess it’s a good news/bad news scenerio.

  171. Francis says:

    Jerry, I remember a post on Noel’s site, in fact I think it was posted by him and corroborated by others on his site that Iran was going to war. This was a year or two ago and was supposed to happen in the spring of whatever year it was posted. It generated lots of agnst and worry. It never came to pass.

  172. starlight says:

    Roderick – Israel’s Sun at 23 Taurus is in a sesquiquadrate with transiting Pluto and will be in a semisquare with transiting Uranus (2013). These are minor hard aspects. Uranus is also square to Israel’s Venus simultaneous to part of this Pluto transit to the Sun.

  173. Jackson says:

    Will and I have the same 00 Aries Sun. We already got squared by Pluto and conjoined by Uranus. Now, it’s just a wait until our ruling (now-retrograde) Mars goes direct.

  174. teresahill says:

    In case you missed it, the Republicans are seriously turning on each other in Missouri. Article here from the caucuses over the weekend:

    At one huge caucus site, they shut the caucus down, it got so bad. People yelling, physical confrontations, two Ron Paul supporters arrested.

    Makes me wonder if some of the big upheaval you see after the election in November might be more Republicans turning on each other over losing the battle with Obama.

  175. barbk says:

    Looks like Nancy got back just in time!

  176. Lorrie U says:

    Interesting insight into RW thinking. My brother, a Ron Paul supporter, recognizes the impossibility of him becoming president. He thinks Santorum is evil, and would rather support the socialist Obama, the devil he knows, rather than any of the other GOP candidates. Hmmmm…

  177. Claudia H says:

    A movement has begun on Facebook for Israelis and Iranians (and other world citizens!) to express their love for one another and their opposition to war:

  178. will says:

    I gottcher’ Aries Ingress at the Vernal Equinox…………..right here!

    G-d and a few astrologers only know what this will portend as a kick-off for this new year of astrology.

    Let’s not forget the other colossal event we had on March 11, 2011 – the day Uranus made its ingress into Aries.

  179. Jerry says:

    Hi Francis,

    I can’t comment without having the specific details on-hand. I have a very deep respect for Noel. He is consummate and intrinsically careful in his research and doesn’t offer opinions like that too liberally. I would be rather surprised if he did.

  180. Jerry says:

    Hi Will,

    The 22nd (according to the information I posted earlier) still remains vulnerable to seismic activity in that area.

    Nancy escaped the excitement but Pres. Obama’s daughter didn’t…..

    First Daughter’s Spring Break is Not News, Until Earthquake Strikes

  181. will says:

    Well my Birthday Twin, this retro-Mars/Merc/Saturn is about as agonizing as they get for this guy; Good G-D! If things move any slower or are more delayed, I fear my peristalsis will begin to freeze up. Geesh! Godspeed, Dear Man, Godspeed.

    Best to you – maybe a little lift when the new moon in Aries on the 22nd, huh?

  182. starlight says:

    Claudia – I was thinking of something along these lines like a demonstration in the US, Israel, and Iran, all on the same day, against war and for peace. I love the idea of all three peoples standing together and demonstrating. Facebook is a great idea to begin the movement!

  183. Claudia H says:

    Starlight, I think that such a large demonstration, held in several countries at once, would send a very strong, clear message! I worry about government retaliation against the demonstrators, though, esp. in Iran. For those who haven’t read the CNN article, which has already dropped off CNN’s home page, the first thing that the article says is that it isn’t possible to make phone calls between Iran and Israel! Apparently, that was a big motivation for using Facebook, since Iranians and Israelis *can* communicate with one another there (I hope that continues).

  184. Jerry says:

    Hi Will,

    Re: The Mexican Quake

    You’re fairly good at sniffing out fact from fiction. I checked with Snopes (a website that specializes in analyzing facts) but the website didn’t have anything on it.

    Apparently the conspiracy theorists are having a field day with this one. Speculation is rampant that the Mexican quake was HAARP generated and they make this assertion due to a highly publicized government announcement of an earthquake drill allegedly made well in advance. Oddly enough, the drill happened to coincide at exactly the same time as the quake.

    Here’s the link…

    A few individuals on the blogs contend that this quake is just a pre-cursor to a much larger quake in the next few days. It’s hard to decipher if these things are pre-determined due to HAARP meddling. What do you make of all this?

  185. Jerry says:

    The URL link I provided in the above entry doesn’t contain the government flyer for some strange reason. My mistake. Fortunately I found another link with a copy of the flyer and accompanying English translation. Click on the following……

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  189. kiwi says:

    Nita, perhaps next time you might use lower case typing if you have a comment – using upper case feels like you are shouting.

  190. Dulcinea says:

    Starlight, what do you see for the upcoming Supreme Court case regarding the national health care law?