The Big Picture

Pundits everywhere are doing their best to prognosticate President Obama’s second term.  In retrospect, the first four years, despite some significant early successes including the Affordable Care Act, were largely about grappling with the Great Recession while hampered by a willfully obstructionist Republican Party determined to undermine the president at every turn.

Many are now openly wondering how much can be accomplished going forward, with tedious warnings about the ever-obstreperous Republican House and the imminent Lame Duck status that will all too soon infect the administration and limit its impact. Despite the current proclamations of the political cognoscenti, however, it seems likely, from an astrological perspective, that a series of unexpected and fierce eruptions over the next few years will repeatedly color and transform the landscape of this administration and make it far more memorable than is presently anticipated.

The first Obama term was mostly about the restrictions, frustration, and struggle indicated by the strong presence of Saturn, which opposed Venus and Uranus in the Inaugural chart and was in a hard aspect, consecutively, with eight planets in the US chart from November 2008 through mid-September 2012. These were the configurations of painfully grappling with and climbing out of the Great Recession, as well as dealing with intransigent and uncooperative Republicans. Obama’s progressed Mars (action) was also constricted by Saturn after the mid-term election through the spring of 2012.

Beginning in September 2012, however, the sustained Saturn energy in the US chart USchartbegan to dissipate, while the looming whirlwind of the Uranus/Pluto square began to increasingly impose its full heft on the US and the world.  The Uranus/Pluto square, which spans from 2011 through 2015, describes wild, unanticipated events that often manifest in the sudden eruption (Uranus) of tension that has been building over a long period (Pluto).  This planetary configuration awakens new awareness, sometimes rather brutally, and liberates the future from the shackles of the past. There is, moreover, often a vicious power struggle unfolding within the electric events that transpire. The multi-nation, anti-American rampages of mid-September, which we now refer to as “Benghazi”, but which burst forth throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and beyond, were a herald of the flavor of things to come.

Astrologically, these volatile and violent September 2012 events came during an exact Uranus/Pluto square while, simultaneously, transiting Saturn was square to the US Pluto (27Capricorn33).  The Saturn transit significantly colored the impact of this explosive energy, in that we witnessed a painful (Saturn) series of circumstances that pointed to the limitations (Saturn) of US power (Pluto). There are several more periods of building tension and extreme circumstances that will be sparked by the reigning Uranus/Pluto square until these two behemoths begin to truly separate in mid-2015. It is extremely useful, therefore, to look at the planetary aspects that accompany them in order to begin to understand their potential consequence.

The next exact crossing of the Uranus/Pluto square runs from May 4 through May 21, 2013, with perhaps a two-week window prior as the energy begins to build and several days after this period as it dissipates. Of great concern is that transiting Saturn will be square to the US Node (6Leo36), from May 6 through May 21, at the same time. The last crossing of Saturn square to US Node came during a brief but intense flare-up of hostilities between Israel and Gaza in late November 2012. The Saturn/Node aspect describes tensions, concerns, and frustrations in the US relationship with other nations.

Also of significance during the same time-frame is the progressed US Moon square to natal Pluto (27Capricorn33) from May 7 through June 7 which describes increased emotional upset and deep anxiety among the US population. Clearly, the agitated events that are stimulated by the Uranus/Pluto square in May will provoke grave concerns and upset in the US, possibly over the actions of another nation or over  a troubling situation that impacts American interests abroad.

Towards the end of 2013, there will be another crossing of the Uranus/Pluto square, and it too will be accompanied by and followed by some potentially stressful planetary configurations in the US. October 13 through November 2, 2013, will bring the exact Uranus/Pluto square, using a one-degree waxing orb. During the first part of this period, from October 15 to October 23, the transit of Saturn will square President Obama’s Sun (12Leo33) and cross the Inaugural Descendant (12Scorpio43). This suggests a very difficult and distressing week for the administration, quite possibly sparked by the wild circumstances associated with the simultaneous planetary clash of Uranus and Pluto.

As the Uranus/Pluto square waxes exact, the US progressed Moon will begin its month-long conjunction with progressed Saturn (October 27 to November 27) which will be followed by the transit of Saturn sesquiquadrate Obama’s Venus (1Cancer47) and the US Venus (3Cancer06), as well as the Saturn transit square to the president’s Ascendant obama(18Aquarius03) from November 30 through December 9. This series of transits and progressions from late October through early December point to another upsetting, grieving period in the US. Several overlapping and challenging situations seem likely, including the possibility of another climate-change related weather event.

The real fireworks will begin in 2014, when the Uranus/Pluto square will also be in an exact hard aspect with the US Sun (13Cancer19). The square itself will become exact again during much of April 2014, but the buildup will include a long, slow Pluto station opposite the US Sun, active for much of the period from February through mid-May 2014, and suggesting a prolonged feeling of power struggle with an adversary. During the greatest heat of the Uranus/Pluto square in April, transiting Jupiter will conjunct the US Sun (April 10 to April 19) and transiting Mars will square it (April 20 to April 25). Jupiter aspects to the US Sun often indicate intense patriotism and confidence. The combination of Pluto, Jupiter, Uranus, and Mars aspecting the US Sun at the same time could easily point to an upsurge of military fervor and possibly a brief war or a retaliatory attack of some kind.

The final Uranus/Pluto square is quite prolonged, from November 22, 2014, through March 16, 2015.  This will be a whirlwind time for the country, with transiting Uranus and transiting Pluto again in hard aspect to the US Sun for significant periods. There will be many confrontations, both foreign and domestic, with issues that have come up in the earlier Uranus/Pluto crossings re-emerging in a new and more lasting iteration. By the spring of 2015, the historical Uranus/Pluto square will begin to dissipate, although Pluto’s opposition to the US Sun, and the fierce power struggles it implies, will continue through early November 2015. In probably several yet-to-be-determined situations, the country and probably the world will be transformed, awakened in some measures and scarred in others.

In much the way that the 1960’s, the decade of the Uranus/Pluto conjunction, are remembered as a time of turmoil and change, the early 2010’s will also be remembered in future years for their turbulence and transformation.  The Arab Spring has deposed dictators, but ushered in a new volatility, unleashing many factions in the Arab world to find their way to a new equilibrium. The Syrian Revolution is the most brutal and least resolved thus far, and also carries the most potential to spill-over into a wider war engulfing more countries. Iran, strengthened by the unwitting overthrow of Saddam Hussein, now pushes hard for nuclear weapons, as tensions between it and Israel build, also threatening wider hostilities should this conflict erupt. All of these situations remain in flux and are likely to be further stirred up by the Uranus/Pluto square in the next two plus years.

Global climate change and the danger of unregulated gun violence are also issues that have flared up in the wake of the Uranus/Pluto square. It seems likely we will see more super storms and more massacres until we take real action to stem the tide, with some significant progress likely on both fronts by the time this transit is over. Moreover, a new wave of civil rights legislation and awareness, this time impacting gay Americans and immigrants, has come forth in the wake of these potent astrological configurations and will continue to rapidly evolve over the next few years, much as civil rights was a clarion call of the 1960’s.

Ultimately, it is impossible to say how any of these unfolding dramas will play out, other than to be sure that today’s long list of trumped-up outrage and rather petty squabbles will be long-forgotten in the enormous upsurge of titanic clashes and generational change that we are in the midst of witnessing in these historic years.


  1. will says:

    Veys mir, Nancy, such sturm und drang! You have envisioned an extraordinary set of possible scenarios with the accompanying configurations of star-logic that are both compelling and chilling. I cannot imagine moving through these combustible periods of U.S. and global history without having a strong spiritual foundation.

    This is a huge, gorgeous study and interpretation which I will cherish and use to navigate the rather treacherous waters of the days and years to come.

    I am very grateful to you for your generosity of wisdome, time and talent.

    Mille grazi!

  2. Fe says:

    I feel as though I lived four decades reminiscing and longing for the 60s, and now we have the 10s! Its an amazing experience, being a witness to the waves and flow of time.

  3. mitzi says:

    This article takes my breathe away, truly exceptional! It manages to put forth, a vast vision of whats to come. Nevertheless, while we look to the stars we know, that with open hearts and open minds the possibilities are limitless! Thank you, Nancy!

  4. Lorrie U says:

    Wow! Nancy, you have done an incredible job of summing up the energies and potentials ahead of us in the next few years. It is scary yet hopeful at the same time. Thank you for sharing your unique analytical and astrological talent with us here at this valuable site!

  5. Patty says:

    Oh, Fe that’s so true. The tumultuous 60’s were gut-wrenching while exhilarating…they changed everything. I have to believe the ‘OCCUPY-99-Percent” must feel the same evolution brewing inside of them and know they are not done with their mission.

    Thank you, Nancy. The next Uranus/Pluto square hits Israel’s Sun and should spark something there. Yet we must trust that mass consciousness creates mass reality and we can alter the future via love and empathy.

  6. Lorrie U says:

    Who’s Really Behind The Anti-Hagel Ad Campaign?

    Surprise! One of Netanyahu’s point-men in the US, Sheldon Adelson, is a key opponent of Hagel:

  7. mitzi says:

    Hey, Did somebody mention the 60’s? Here’s a little reminder!
    AQUARIUS-Let The Sunshine In

  8. Lorrie U says:

    the special election to fill John F. Kerry’s Senate seat will take place June 25, with a primary set for April 30.” Nancy, do you know how things look for Scott Brown? Senator Markey?

  9. will says:

    What the Obama administration position is on the use of cannabis.
    (I personally find it a waste of government time and resources – and a non-issue). But who am I?

  10. Sharon says:

    How does it aspect Israel’s sun more precisely? It’s somewhere in Taurus & the uranus/pluto square involves the cardinal signs? I would think Israel would be more affected by Saturn’s transit of Scorpio?

  11. karen says:

    Nancy, this piece is a showcase for your wisdom, and paired with your depth of knowledge, well, it shines.

    We must transform as a sentient species. Our corrupt systems both of belief and institution, have segmented societies throughout the world. And, since the 60’s there has been a dramatic shift in the concentration of wealth, another repeat of past history. Fast on this period’s heels will be delcine, one we are fast approaching. And while we’ll all be affected by this, maybe, just maybe we’ll come out the other side with a truly new way of being in this world.

  12. starlight says:

    Thank you, everyone, for the kind comments.

  13. Lunagardener says:

    A Thousand Thanks Nancy for the navigational guidance for the long haul….awake and aware…thanks to you. All is in perfect and Divine order…

    I am looking forward to Jupiter turning direct at the end of the week….

    I am also aghast and inspired, at the turn around in the Repub energy of shifting and getting real. It is awesome. I look forward, with a bit of trepidation, at the changes and growth ahead of us.

  14. Jan says:

    It’s so amazing how it all is so liberal….and one sided. Oh the world belongs to those who are left wing nuts with no more insight than their radical movement to take the freedoms from those who do not think as you and your leftist mindless robots….(or other wise know as zombies)

  15. fierywoman says:

    MORE KRUGMAN! Almost 20 minutes nonstop on Morning Joe (with that weird Queen of Swords chick sitting next to him):

  16. Gypsi says:

    Superb Article Nancy – I tweeted it.

  17. Lorrie U says:

    Jan – have you been addng a little something to that koolaid you’ve been drinking?

  18. Lorrie U says:

    Under Pres. Obama, my retirement account has grown from a -10% in 2008 to a current +11%. Most everyone I know says their 401/457 accounts have completely recovered from the severe losses in 2008. And the stock market is the highest it’s ever been. Yet, the repubs keep trying to make us believe he hasn’t done a thing to improve the economy!

    Now if they would only stop their whining and grow up, maybe we could get a jobs bill through and start rebuilding our infrastructure.

  19. Lorrie U says:

    House Republicans Freak Out When They Realize Obama’s Coming for them in 2014

  20. Bob says:

    Ahhh Mitzi! You sent me on an hours long capture by the music monster but after spying a certain video by Joe Cocker I was able to break free to watch Mayo the Wop from 30 years ago.

  21. Bob says:

    Unusual experience for me reading this thread. I read all of the comments before reading the main post.

    Nancy, it is amazing to me how you can keep topping yourself but you have done it again. For my money, you are the best astrological political blogger there is, bar none.

  22. Michael from nyc says:

    Something to keep in mind is that flashpoints may not occur where you think they’ll occur. Everyone tends took at places that are hot spots now like Syria or places that hold our interest like Iran, but the world is so much bigger than that. I’m wondering if we should look at hot spots from the 60s: Places like Cuba or conflicts like the war between China and India — you might even see a inverse situation like America becoming an ally of Vietnam.

    We might also see wars in new places like low earth orbit and the Internet or conflicts over oil drilling in what use to be the north pole. In fact I feel what we use to think of as war (a conflict of large armies representing nation states) may already be replaced by asymmetrical conflicts that feature virus attacks on infrastructure from power grids to sattellittes, and the proliferation of drones and maybe conventional atomic terrorism. I’d also be worried about bio-terrorism or fights over resources like water.

    Keep in mind that wars before the 20th century didn’t feature aircraft, submarines machine guns, mustard gas and tanks – so we shouldn’t assume that war in the 21st century looks like the last century.

  23. Lana says:

    Thank you, Nancy!
    It is good to see how the previous inauguration chart played out, and to have such a comprehensive analysis of how the next four years may play out. It will certainly be a textbook blog to help us navigate and find our own understanding.

  24. alex says:

    Lorrie, here is the basic data, I haven’t studied it yet: I’ve summaries MA link from mydd dot com and google news – – there is not much reported and what is looks biased with vested interests from status quo;

    Rep. Markey made statement yesterday he’d like anybody running in this race to pledge no outside money for their campaigns; but since what I’ve read is that more outside money is going to be spent on this race and may make money history – – he’s staking out a position that my sound good to nice guys of MASS but if MASS voters are practical people they’ll not want him to disarm himself/ weaken himself at the outset; voters like ‘winners’ he better project that immediately; also I’ve read that outside money is willing to invest in him…. whatever his reasons for making that statement yesterday he needs to clarify that he will work for changing the impact of Citizen’s United from the Senate if he were to be elected and leave it at that; the reality of MASS race is that the national red red GOP wants a toe hold in MASS again so he needs to show and tell that he is running to win and that he will have the biggest damn war chest in MA history…. so on and so forth;

    Here is basic data:

    6/25/2013 Special election

    3 ca su

    27 cp mo – 5 aq

    13 sc node

    23 ca me

    26 ge ve

    17 ge ma

    29 ge ju

    4 sc sa

    11 ar ur

    5 pi ne

    10 cp pl

    date 6/25 likely but not set yet

    DOB 7/11/1946

    Malden Mass

    Natal Ed Markey 7/11/1946

    sun 18 ca

    mo 10 sg

    me 13 le

    ve 26 le

    ma 11 sc

    ju 18 li

    sa 27 ca

    ur 19 ge

    ne 5 li

    pl 10 le

    node 19 ge

    dk lil 7 sg

    chiron 15 li

    00:00 UT ephemeris



    9 ta su

    9 cp mo -16

    16 sc node

    27 ar me

    18 ta ve

    7 ta ma

    17 ge ju

    8 sc sa

    10 ar ur

    4 pi ne

    11 ca pl

    if there are typos please excuse

  25. angellight says:

    Nancy: Are there any good & positive transits seen for the coming years? Thanks.

  26. karen says:

    Well stated, Michael. Tensions remain high between Japan and China as well. Any escalation would involve any number of nations.

  27. karen says:

    Overwhelmingly, local letters to the editor contain this kind of language. Sadly, it does nothing to future constructive ideas that address some of our most critical challenges.

  28. karen says:

    It is 50 degrees here, and heading toward 70 by tomorrow. Daffodils have been blooming for the past month. This follows another year of breaking-record high temps. And, as a result, I woke this morning recalling scientists’ warnings, some addressed nearly twenty years ago. Climate degradation is accelerating. And, it may be a key part of the “Big Picture.” The demand for fossil-fuel resources, food, clean water is certain to ignite even more conflict.

  29. Azizi says:

    I believe that this is my first time commenting on this blog this year, so I wish everyone a belated Happy New Year!

    This comment is unrelated to astrology, but I want to publicly thank Bob* for his January 27, 2013 comment in which he mentioned the Beatles song “Ob la di Ob la da” and said that it was from a Nigerian language.

    My interest in African cultures, and in particular Yoruba culture, prompted me to do some online research on that saying. That reserch confirmed that Paul McCarthy got that saying from a Yoruba (Nigerian) conga player Jimmy Scott-Emuakpor who was an acquaintance of his. Given that Yoruba connection, I wonder if Scott-Emuakpor coined that saying based on a proverb connected to a key Yoruba Orisha “Obatala”. Orishas form a pantheon of gods & goddesses which emanate from the Supreme Deity.

    My speculation about this can be found as a comment to this post I published on Obatala Songs, Chants, and Dances:

    *Also, Happy belated birthday, Bob!

  30. Diane L says:

    Thanks for this great post! Loved the way you reviewed the past four years & your projections for the next few years. As someone w/the Moon at 15° in cardinal signs, I’m a touch apprehensive about 2014-2015 . . .

  31. Bob says:


    “Oh the world belongs to those who are left right wing nuts with no more insight than their radical movement to take the freedoms from those who do not think as you …”

    More than half of the country see it as edited above by me. As for being one sided, the Republican controlled House of Representatives in the U.S. Congress certainly demonstrated that when they vowed at a meeting on inauguration day in 2009 to block any legislation put forth by President Obama’s administration before any had even been presented. How much more uncompromising or one sided can you get? Your inability to fathom that is testament to how out of touch with reality you are.

  32. Bob says:

    In my post above left was struck through but it seems the site does not accept editing. Shame. Control, control, control. Ironic, given the gist of the post.

  33. JA says:

    I agree with Bob!

  34. Bob says:

    I am it now Diane. The Moon in my chart is at 9°28′ Cap. Nothing of note so far but it may trigger when Saturn fills in my Sun opposition Pluto squared by Saturn t-square for the second time this spring and for the last time in August and September.

  35. Bob says:

    A sincere “Thank You” for the birthday wishes to those who posted them and those who just thought them too.

  36. barbk says:

    Very grateful for this info, especially in your style of delivery Nancy. You are a treasure! Will keep this in my favorites to guide me through the year.

    Regarding Benghazi, after the inquisition Hillary went through I wanted to take a close look at the astrology around and right before the 9/11/12 attacks. Hillary had told of the huge number of cables that come in with her name on them and that she could never read all of them. I saw that trans. Jupiter in Gemini (too much info) was sesquiquadrate (a square and 1/2) the U.S. Pluto (the powerful) in Capricorn (Government) from August 12 through the 18th.

    About the same time (8/15 and 8/16) trans. Neptune was square the transiting north and south node making a square.

    Transiting Mars

  37. Diane L says:

    Ouch! Good thing you have learned how to roll w/the punches over the years . . . a benefit of having survived two Saturn Returns, yes?!

    BTW, I want to wish you a belated Happy Birthday!

  38. will says:


    You are using stars, planets and a lexicon that is rarely if ever referred to or discussed by Nancy or anyone else who posts herein. Although I am open to learning new things, there are calculations and nuance that Starlight uses that still challenge me…….and I have been a student here for close to a decade.

    Frankly, I have no idea what you are referring to with your terms and calculations. Your posts are cryptic, overwhelming and exceedingly lengthy. Forgive me if I am coming off as calloused. I respect you and appreciate some of your other posts when you are using a vernacular I can understand. But most of the time, I spend a lot of time scrolling past your posts which at times seem to run by-the-foot. Will you please tighten them up?

    Thank you.

  39. barbk says:

    . . . ooops . . continuing from above; trans. Mars squared the US Pluto 8/19 and 20 and Saturn later squared US Pluto 9/9 through 9/17. This followed the Saturn (suppression) and Mars (urgency) conjunction on 8/15 at 24 Libra that squared the US Mercury (communication).

    Neptune (T)-squaring the nodes was in the north bending (incoming info) and adding confusion to the already difficult situation (communication not getting through to the appropriate people).

    There was a New Moon on August 17 where the Sun and Moon fell in the 9th house of the U.S chart which is about foreign countries. Mercury in that NM chart was conjunct the U.S. north node (opportunities) at 6 Leo and New Moon Neptune was square that chart’s nodes as I said above.

    The solar eclipse on November 13th (after Benghazi)at 21 Scorpio was conjunct Hillary’s Mercury at 21 Scorpio and her possible ascendant as well. All told, this paints a picture of too much bureaucracy (Saturn) combined with haste (Mars), amidst confusion (Neptune), and excess communication (Jupiter in Gemini).

    A pundit on MSNBC remarked that the State Dept. was all Hillary Land and in no way Obama World. In hind sight I would think that in situations (countries) like this one (Benghazi), there would be hot lines or direct links to the most powerful Pluto people in the government. I can’t help but wonder that if Pres. Obama had been more involved in Hillary’s setup if he would have caught that possible problem. I certainly understand why he kept a hands-off approach to her “baby”, and now he might blame himself for the tragedy. Hence his (some might say) overprotective – overdefensive public face on the whole thing. The dual interview (Hillary and Obama) and his quick defense of Susan Rice seem to say that could be the case.

  40. Dave says:

    Nice set of statistics from Chris Murphy, Connecticut’s newest senator.

    Perhaps the NRA is a toothless tiger. We could only wish. It sure will be interesting to see what Pluto’s trip through Capricorn will dig up.

  41. Sharon says:

    Thank you for the info….it’s fascinating information. I love African geography, culture, music, literature, etc. Don’t know too much about the languages but the words are beautiful. There is something about Africa that symbolizes nature & art, hope, newness & innocence…such as portrayed in “The Lion King.” I hope the wars & skirmishes stop soon—I have heard intuitives say that the country of Africa will have a very bright future. On a less happy note, I just read that some Nigerian books of antiquity were recently destroyed in an ongoing conflict.

  42. Nita Omo Eleggua says:


    If you have any questions about Yoruba or Lucumi I will so please to help you.

    I am a crown daughter of Orisha Eleggua I would be very happy to share knowledge with you about the Orishas.

    Orisha Obatala, is the King of the White Cloth, he is the oldest Orisha. He is considered to be the Father of all the other Orishas he is very wise and very compassionate orisha and very giving I go to him when I need help specific spiritual guidance and he always helps me so much on my journey.

    Maferefun Obatala and Maferefun Eleggua

    Maferefún means “praises to the spiritual energy of” in Yoruba

  43. Lorrie U says:

    Here in southern Arizona we have had unusual extremes in a short period of time. Two weeks ago, we had five nights with hard freeze temps down to 17 degrees. One week later, it was 80 degrees plus in the day. Today highest temp is 45 degrees with an overnight freeze.

    Now we can say our climate is as bizarre as the states politics.

  44. Patty says:

    Dear Sharon, I love Israel, as I share the same Birthchart. (almost spot-on with Scorpio rising)
    Pallas at 05-Aries Israel’s chart. I was intuitively responding to the next Uranus/Pluto ‘lesson’ during Taurus Sun that Nancy wrote of.
    I attended classes with Lois Rodden in L.A. during the 70’s. So, I have only the basics, yet have studied Astrology on my own since then…mostly intuitively, I am no expert at all.

  45. Lorrie U says:

    I think part of the problem was that Benghazi was not the true embassy, which was in Tripoli, so as an outpost was not given the same importance.

  46. Lorrie U says:

    Looks like the glitch strikes again. This was posted upthread in response to a incoherent rant by Jan, which has “magically” disappeared thanks to the powers that be.

  47. Lorrie U says:

    And my above post was inserted as a reply to my Jan. 28 post, but ended up at the end of the thread instead. Oh, oh…

  48. pisca says:

    I agree that some interpretation is needed. But I appreciate the planets-in-play list which reminds me of where these aspects will hit the charts of people in my personal life. Alex, your posts, like other Starlighter’s, usually send me to learn more than I ever expected. Thanks !!!

  49. pisca says:

    Big Brother is watching. LOL

  50. Lorrie U says:

    Petition for constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United here:

    Democracy is For People

  51. alex says:

    Will, minor asteroids are very mainstream in astrology; keep up you’ll get use to it;

  52. alex says:

    pisca, thank you

    that’s how I approach the right brain hemisphere endeavors of astrology; as a means to UNFOLD information; right brain unfolds by the act of choice that manifests; choice in and of itself, becomes the driving trans-formative experience for learning;

    many years ago I was became quite ill and temporarily ( 6 months plus) lost entirely my ability to form short term memory I was severely cognitively disabled; I could not read I had forgotten the meaning of words, couldn’t make to do lists to get anything done; I didn’t know my phone number or address, I couldn’t leave the house because I was not able to find my way home, ( I tried using a dictionary to remind myself of word meaning but couldn’t hold onto the information and get from the dictionary page back to what I was reading – it was a mess;

    the only thing I had to work with was my right brain and intuition; I had to learn to learn again in order to function in the world and that’s when I feel in love with learning;

    I re-ordered/wired my brain; learning, discovering, understanding in the immediate ‘now’ the present the only time frame I had (because of dysfunctional memory formation ) was my only ‘place’ learning as a dynamic lifestyle was my bridge to my long term memory functions and stored life skills and experiences;

    a decade later I read the astrology books that I had put away for a rainy day and found that symbolic language of astrology accelerated and enhanced my ability to learn anything at all; things I had skipped over in my ‘past’ life, things I found not interest in before became my passion and it changed everything;

    I use astrological tool kit to lens the world and it helps me ‘get’ the big picture;

  53. alex says:

    PS pisca,

    that right! those play list aspects hit our personal lives and the world that we what to know by using astrology is a very personal place :-)

  54. alex says:

    will, you don’t offer much astrology with your post – – what are the chances of cannabis becoming an accepted mainstream not an alternative; have you done the research; what does the future hold for cannabis?

  55. Patty says:

    Just came upon this website re: ‘Uranus-Pluto Square’. Comparing the 1960’s. With graphics.

    In Summary
    “The 2012-2015 Uranus-Pluto square impels action to create revolutionary societal change based from the revelations of a deeper truth and far greater conscious awareness about the human condition and the condition of all life on Earth. Humanity can no longer hide in ignorance and acquiescence to bureaucratic powers with agendas that do not serve the well-being for all of humanity and for all life on Earth, including Earth. This is our current stimulus to action upon the awakening that began in the mid-1960s, seeded by the Flower-Power Movement of Love that emerged in response to the run-away tragedy and brutal loss of life incurred during the Vietnam War”.

  56. shoalsister says:

    Wow, Alex. How interesting…and impressive. I am particularly fond of your lists because I tell the story to myself. It does improve the learning…leaning on myself for those moments instead of learning by letting someone else tell the story. So, I’d like to add my thanks for the effort you offer.

  57. starlight says:

    I am sorry about this weird posting issue. I thought we had it fixed. It may take a few days to figure out. If you want to post at the bottom, click the “reply” link from the previous post.

  58. barbk says:


    Your story can be a new symbol, the alex symbol, for what is transforming within the new human being. We are to be less dependant on the left brain functions and learn to utilize and appreciate the right brain functions and find a balance between the two; the left and right brain. All of us will have to do that if we are to advance as a species.

    Like shoalsister, I value your lists and for the same reason; making the connections through the myth that goes with the symbol; leaning on my ability to do so rather than just being told.

    Is there an alex asteroid out there somewhere? if not, I’m sure there will be soon!

  59. barbk says:

    There IS an Alex asteroid and right now it is at 17 Aquarius 24. Mercury just whizzed by it and is at 18+ Aquarius, while Urania, the astrology muse is trine Alex at 17+ Libra.

    By the way, has anyone seen the chart and article about the NRA at the Mt. Astrologer site?

  60. Gypsi says:

    Don’t forget Pakistan and India aren’t friendly either, and the situation hasn’t improved in the last couple of years.

    Alex, I enjoy your asteroid posts.

    Will, Your Sun squares my Venus, some days that goes better than others.

  61. will says:

    Great story of recovery, Alex. Congratulations upon getting it all back together

    The owner and host of this site who writes brilliant and highly-informative articles on an almost weekly or biweekly basis never uses the asteroids you do. But if you insist on having your own sub-blog here, maybe you could at least not “hog the blog” so to speak, by making the entries so lengthy. Maybe entering them horizontally instead of vertically?

    I’m curious – you seem to know an awful lot about Websites and your own form of esoteric astrology. Maybe you will begin to think of forming your own Website where you can really do whatever you want, huh? What’s to lose?

  62. Lune Prière says:

    Thank you for sharing….now to to eat some brains….

  63. Lorrie U says:

    Thanks for sharing your story, Alex. It’s always fascinating to learn more about our fellow travelers here on this site. All the more reason to appreciate you! Thank you for your efforts to enlighten. Blessings to you for your continued health.

  64. Lorrie U says:

    I have noticed this happening in previous posts although no one ever said anything. It seems to happen whenever the thread is getting a little long. Hope that’s a clue…

  65. Lorrie U says:

    Newly Released Letters Expose Decades Of Shocking Cover-Ups Of Child-Molesting Catholic Priests

    Perhaps more egregious than any other religious hypocrisy is the craven and callous manipulations of the Catholic church as revealed in the just-released cache of letters between then-Archbishop Roger M. Mahony and other church leaders which detail the efforts made to both cover-up the actions of molester priests within their jurisdictions and to evade the law.

  66. will says:

    Well Alex, I don’t offer astrology with everything I post here – and I don’t think it is required of me, is it? But I suppose we’d have to draw up a natal chart for the very birth of cannabis. Can you provide a birth time? The only astrology on cannabis I can offer is that it did gain wild popularity as an alternative mind-altering substance and herbal medicine during the 60’s counter-culture and it has gained increasing popularity and unprecedented legal rights in the last election. I would only speculate that it might have a relationship to the Uranus/Pluto conjunction in the 60’s and the Uranus/Pluto square at present.

    What say you?

  67. fierywoman says:

    Ah, Nita, I’ve missed you — great to hear from you again. Keep the knowledge and sagacity coming !

  68. alex says:

    shoalsister, kind of you and I appreciate you saying so;

  69. alex says:

    Thank you barbk, for the nickname aspect :-)
    for my symbolic christening for the 9:49PM timestamp of your comment 1/29/2013

    Alex @17 Aquarius 24
    Urania @17 Libra (astrology)
    waning conjunct
    Mercury @18 Aquarius (lessons learned)

  70. alex says:

    Thank you Lorrie, for shining illuminating light on the path for my celestial journey;

  71. alex says:

    Thank you barbk, something nice to think about;

    Mythological lore

  72. Helen says:

    Could this be the start of Disclosure?

    “… sounds as though NASA is holding back information about a discovery of possible ancient life on Mars.”

    Full article:

  73. Bob says:

    You got me curious as to how many times I have been through hard aspects from Saturn to that t-square so I looked it up.

    Nataly, in right ascension, Saturn is square Pluto to the minute (the research digging), the Sun is opposite Pluto by 52 minutes of arc and square Saturn by the same amount (never give up unless completely spent – give all). Jupiter is in the mix too as it is 1°45′ away from an exact conjunction with Saturn and from an exact square to Pluto (everything represented by the t-square expanded).

    Since I was born, through 2006, Saturn has completed 9 series with 61 hard aspect hits (not including hits to Jupiter) to that t-square.

    In November Saturn began it’s 10th series dancing with the t-square (December in right ascension). This series will include 7 hits from Saturn by the time it finishes in September of this year.

    A list of the hits.

  74. alex says:

    Gypsi, good of you to say thanks,

  75. karen says:

    Excellent suggestion.

  76. Dave says:

    Although I am not specifically familiar with the WordPress system, it uses a MySql backend to store the posts and related comments. Taking a quick peek at the page source, it seems the sort order of the general query that runs this page should be sorting by the field that is labeled “Comment_ID” and it is not doing so. If you have admin access to the page setup, look for something like “SELECT * FROM (comments)…..” and at the end of that statement there should be something like “ORDER BY Comment_ID”.

    Maybe I could try going back to the “Test thread” post from earlier and adding a couple of comments over the course of a day or two, then check to see how it is sorting the ID’s of each comment added.

  77. will says:


    You are probably right!

  78. will says:

    And some of your planets square mine. Them’s the breaks, Gypsi. I’m not here to blow kisses every day……and neither are you.

  79. angellight says:

    How sad! “15-year-old girl who performed at Obama inauguration gunned down in Chicago” #p2

  80. will says:


    A consummate politician and Machiavellian at that, I’ve never felt a mere twinge of spirituality from Mahony when he presided as Cardinal Archbishop of the Los Angeles Archdiocese. Ironic that he has a special sanctuary in the 189-million-dollar “Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral (“Taj Mahoney and Rog Mahal)” that is dedicated to the victims of the notorious child-abuse scandal…mere window-dressing and an optical illusion in light of his recently-revealed cover-ups. Glad he’s out of power. The first Latino, Jose’ Horacio Gomez, has replaced him. He’s part of Opus Dei and as such, I don’t think he is going to tolerate any of the three-card-Monty moves with identified offenders. Tragically, there is a call to dissuade gay people from remaining in or even entering the priesthood or the convents…as if predators are only gay.

    Sadly, much of this abuse scandal is fueled by the pursuit of the enormous treasure held by the Church. Statistically there are no more pedophile predators in the Catholic clergy than there are in the Protestant or Orthodox Jewish traditions (neither of which require sexual abstinence)…or int he general population, for that matter. And although the abuse is a monstrous betrayal of the confidence and office of the priesthood, these same abuses are being uncovered in other religious communities and not being given the same judicial or media juice because the “Damages” pockets aren’t nearly as deep.

  81. will says:

    And maybe not-so-mainstream at all, huh?

    “The asteroids are relatively new to astrology, having only been discovered in the 19th century. However, some of them (especially the largest of them), are believed by some astrologers to influence human affairs. Still though, they are often ignored within mainstream systems of astrology, especially in more traditional astrology systems like Vedic astrology or Hellenistic astrology. Their use has become significant to a few Western astrologers yet still only a minority of astrologers use the asteroids in chart interpretation.”

  82. barbk says:

    thanks for the link above “astrologycritics”. Much to keep me busy reading there!

  83. barbk says:

    You are right Lorrie U, I guess we just can’t let our Guard Down ever.

  84. Nina says:

    I think it’s funny that Hollywood responds to Republican administrations with vampire movies, and to Democratic administrations with zombie movies. Considering all the zombie shows I see on TV these days, I think we’ve got a decent run of Democrats ahead.

    Too bad because I love vampire movies. I have to wonder what movie monsters a libertarian paradise would inspire. Mummies?

    A Green administration would probably be werewolves or Swamp Thing.

  85. Matt M says:

    Could also be you have updated WordPress (or have it set to auto-update) and you need to run the database update so it is in sync. There should be a button on your WordPress control panel to update the database.

  86. starlight says:

    Thanks. I will pass this along as well.

  87. Sharon says:

    Alex, did you ever read Jill Bolt Taylor’s “My Stroke of Insight?” She is a neuratonomist who had a stroke which affected her left brain and it took her years to relearn and reconstruct it with her mother’s help. The book is so fascinating but if you haven’t read it and are interested but don’t want to read the entire book, you can probably google a lot about her situation. Really fascinating –she approached lifer from an experiential, right-brain point of view and was SO sensitive to all sensory input, brain chatter and also felt an ongoing sense of bliss—what she missed was all analytical and executive functions. She describes the entire process in her book, botht the stroke and the aftermath and rehab.

  88. barbk says:

    As we contemplate the Big Picture Nancy has provided us, today trans. Jupiter stationed direct and trans. Sun squared trans. Saturn. It was an important day in the cycle of these 2 planets which, in astrology, symbolize the shape of societies and the paths they are on. Saturn & Jupiter meet every 20 years in some degree of the zodiac that will symbolically color the next 20 years; a cycle within a cycle, within a cycle, and it represents what the big nations of the world as well as what the smaller ones will do within their individual societies regarding the topics represented by the sign it takes place in. In May 2000, Jupiter & Saturn made that conjunction in the sign of Taurus.

    That month was remarkable to astrologers for another reason. The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction took place late that month, but earlier in May there was a special New Moon in Taurus. Of the 10 major planets, all but the 3 outer planets, Uranus, Neptune & Pluto, were in the sign of Taurus. All the planets visible to the naked eye had joined together briefly in support of the new 20 year journey Jupiter & Saturn were embarking on. I think the Universe was giving humanity a chance to sense this new beginning on a personal level; what we value from our personal POV and then the longer range societal view would grow from that perspective. Taurus, above all, symbolizes our values; what we own and what we care about.

    The outer planets have cycles that don’t impact us directly (usually) but through contact with transiting and natal planets; those which are visible and represent a consciousness we experience in a personal way. In May 2000, Uranus was square the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction, and the implication was that our values (Taurus) as a society (Jupiter-Saturn) would be challenged (square), resulting in insightful breakthroughs (Uranus) of the old value systems. We have seen that in our financial systems all over the world, as well as many governmental systems, and now our laws are being re-evaluated.

    The USA had a special message from that May 2000; Neptune was conjunct the south node of the U.S. Sibly chart, a message to spiritually release that which no longer served the country. Pluto was conjunct the ascendant of the US Sibly chart and would do so again a year and 1/2 later on September 11, 2001. America was to go through a transformation and begin to see itself in a new way. Finally, the South Node in May 2000 was conjunct the U.S. Sibly Pluto in Capricorn; again an invitation to release what no longer worked in structures of power, government, finance and industry.

    What we value does make a difference, as individuals and as a society. What happened today will affect what we value in ways we can’t immediately see but will understand in the days ahead.

  89. barbk says:

    I should have taken your advice Nancy and latched on to your reply button. Well, anyway, my comment is a bit upthread but at least it showed up! I know it is maddening for you but someday it will make a good story.

  90. Azizi says:

    Thanks for your response, Sharon. I’m sure you meant to write the continent of Africa. Also, the tragedy about books from antiquity being destroyed is Mali, West Africa and not Nigeria, West Africa.

  91. Azizi says:

    Greetings, Nita Omo Eleggua. I’m unsure how to contact you.

    My contact info can be found via clicking on my name.

  92. Lune Prière says:


  93. Lorrie U says:

    Sorry, Will, but it’s hypocrisy at its worst. The real crime is not so much the molestation/rape of children, which in itself is bad enough regardless of who is doing it, it is the knowledge that this abuse was happening for many years in many locations and no one in the church who had knowledge did anything to stop it but allowed it to continue. Kind of like Penn State…

  94. will says:

    Where is the argument?

  95. will says:

    I don’t think we have an argument there.

  96. Lorrie U says:

    Sen. Reid proposes chopping $4 billion in oil subsidies to help the economy

    Reid is tying two different issues together for the sake of playing politics. Allowing the sequester to move forward is a bad idea, as this morning’s numbers showed. Continuing to hand $4 billion in incentives to oil companies is a bad idea, as the entire recent history of the United States has shown. The proper course of action on both of these things is so obvious as to induce headaches.

  97. alex says:

    will and karen – – don’t know what to say to raw hostility ……. karen you’re just a pile on;

    will: you’ve made some really crude insults and remarks about politicians that I won’t repeat ( from other threads) that have been so out of place to the rest to the type of critical venting that goes on here about political conditions so that when it comes to weighing the value of comments – –

    going to say that you must take your own advise and get your own web-room and go vent there….

    your ‘blue’ language is really dirty mouthed keep your filthy language self contained!

  98. alex says:

    once again — you don’t know what you are talking about; ex. Linda Goodman, can hardly get more commercial mainstream than that, uses asteroid analysis and she is quite good at it;

    this is my last typed word about this or any other thing to you, or about you…. this unpleasantness with you is done as far as I’m concerned;

  99. alex says:

    amazon – new approach to human heart, Linda Goodman

  100. Nita Omo Eleggua says:

    Missed you too fierywoman many blessing to you

    I found out quite a bit about the President through my readings and how we can help during his second term.

    President Obama is a Light worker which is an exceptional caring of a human being he has the capability of leadership not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans or what not, he can truly better usher in a new way of being on the planet, of involving us and linking us and participating for ourselves and others with this incredible possible journey on this planet. President Obama is the kind of person that genuinely encourages us to evolve into people that want a better future for the Unites States and its people. President Obama speaks not just to reason or emotion, but to the soul that’s why most of us feel so very connected to him it’s for the betterment of us all.
    President Bush laid waste to the land and embarrassed the country and pummeled our national spirit and fortune. President Bush led the country with low vibrational energies with tons of negativity of fear and war and oppression and aggression we felt like we were living in a black hole and we truly were Bush changed the destiny of the nation with the stealing of the elections we were on the wrong track for 8 years. We are on the right track now no going back just forward.
    I am going to use every spiritual gift that I was given by God to help President Obama continue in the light.
    I started my candle with the first Full Moon of this year which was in the sign of Leo and President Obama is a Leo. I will be lighting a candle on the full moon for the President for the entire year. Next month I will ask if anyone wants to light a candle at the same time that I am the more lights the more positive energy will go out in the universe you can write any affirmation that you wish for the purpose of helping the President.
    The President really needs so much light he is living in a very brutal, spiritually demeaning stage as national politics it is not easy trying to get ahead with the Republicans most love greed and most are very self-serving after their own interest.

    Any boulders that the GOP try to place in front of President Obama, the boulders will just be placed aside and the President will be able to walk through. We need a vast amount of positive energy swirling the boulders at all time and we will have it.

    Maferefun Eleggua

  101. Nita Omo Eleggua says:

    Hi Azizi many blessings to you

    Here is my contact email

  102. fierywoman says:

    Co-o-o-ol !!!

  103. fierywoman says:

    Hve you read Eban Alexander’s Proof of Heaven? Blew me away.

  104. alex says:

    Rewind 2010:
    “Corporate Power” from Starlight News
    by Nancy Sommers

    “One of the central themes of our time in the US and abroad is the uphill struggle by those who fight for the public interest against the increasing and pervasive domination of powerful corporations. The astrological symbol of this is the passage of Pluto through the sign of Capricorn from 2008 through 2023-24.

    The planet Pluto describes an intensely focused, engulfing power that wants total control. While in Sagittarius, from 1995 through 2008, this battle was largely ideological (Sagittarius) and manifested in the global rise of religious extremism, including the growing power of fundamentalist-fueled terrorism associated with the willingness to commit suicide for an idea.

    As Pluto moved into Capricorn, the ideological striving of religious extremists morphed into a hunger for a more consolidated, reality-based power, and the spreading terrorist threat has seemed to take on a more political, calculated, and tactical direction.”

  105. karen says:

    Have to share a little story from my grandson, one that will have astrolgers chuckling. Riding home from school, he said to his dad, “What if we don’t tell anyone our birthdays? One day I’ll be big like you Dad but I’ll only be 6, no one would believe it but it’ll be true because we don’t have a birthday anymore.”

    Alex, This is the only blog I participate in, and have done so since Nancy established it. So, perhaps I’m rather protective. But, there are costs associated with hosting a blog, including maintenance. If you were to host your own blog, you might find it a creatively freeing enterprise. I’m certain there are many here who would enjoy your insights. By the way, I’m too old to pile on anything.

  106. Gypsi says:

    I like that proposal

  107. Gypsi says:

    No argument. But molestation, pedophilia, and other sexcapades, and hiding that it is happening, seems to happen in a lot of religions. Something about denial jumps into the taboo aspect of pluto, the more the church and its tools profess to be good, the more is going on behind the scenes.

  108. alex says:

    karen as I told will, I checked the expiration date on this conversation, it is over;

    apparently you didn’t like my short rebuttal to your comment piling onto Will’s harassment; well you are doing it again For Pete’s Sake it doesn’t matter what chronological age you are;

    if you are going to pull the trigger, look into the mirror; what do your comments contribute to the cost of the blog?

  109. will says:

    Oh my, someone needs a diaper change a burping and a bottle of formula:……………..and to maybe learn some manners,and a little about the defense mechanism known as “projection.”

    I’ve read Godman and enjoyed her two best-sellers immensely. .Her writings prompted me to further pursue astrology. Unless I missed something, I do not recall her having ever used the minor asteroids of what
    is known marginally as “deep space astrology.”

    Karen, thank you for disidentifying with me. It served to illustrate just how paranoid ruminations can distort perceptions. And yes, it does cost $$$ to run a Website.
    Paranoia is the price paid for un-owned aggression and hostility.

    Sorry to have kicked your ass……………………..teroids.

    And now I’m off to breakfast, mass and then a day chock-full of dirty, filthy bathroom humor.

    Poop. Wee-wee. Doodies. Cacca pee-pee poo-poo.

  110. alex says:

    Jill Taylor: seven pages online

    there is a good Ted video of Jill Taylor on web;

    I can relate on a relativistic scale!

  111. alex says:

    Dr. Eben Alexander’s Bumpy Road to Heaven – Super Soul Sunday – Oprah’s Network

  112. AJ says:

    Great article!

  113. Lorrie U says:

    Sounds good to me. I’m in…

  114. Lorrie U says:

    One of the most prolific astrologers who uses asteroids, centaurs, black holes, etc. is Philip Sedgwick. A visit to his website is both entertaining and enlightening. He also does a centaur/black hole chart for about $12 which is exceptional and most accurate! I’ve given it as birthday gifts many times.

  115. Lorrie U says:

    Pul…ease! Enough already.

  116. will says:

    Oh let’s not get so easily exasperated over a little conflict here and there. You do your fair share of throwing down, Lorrie. Besides, conflict can be very healthy and cleansing. In the final analysis, there is a an abundance of good will and good intentions herein. All healthy relationships require a little scuffling now and then.

  117. Patty says:

    Dear Barbk, I tried the link you posted, and was unable to find the article, perhaps it was removed.

    You wrote:
    “By the way, has anyone seen the chart and article about the NRA at the Mt. Astrologer site?”
    While searching, I came across this article from Mary Plumb regarding the 2004 Obama Election. I found it very interesting to read now in retrospect:

  118. alex says:

    after reflection and research I realized that I’ve stepped into a random web quagmire; since I’m not trained to handle rage drama I’ll follow emotional first aid to cope with this recent experience:

    1. don’t be a convenient emotional trash can to anyone; I’m not a therapist, trained to handle emotional garbage;

    2. my personal information (and astrology comments) became an arsenal for will’s rage and harassment; therefore I’ll be wary since my feelings and thoughts have become accessible hot buttons for him to push;

  119. barbk says:

    Hey, bet all this testy wordplay is Mercury being square the Moon’s nodes. Mercury in Aquarius (group-think) in the north bending (incoming messages from a higher source)is capable of being quite unfeeling in Uranus’ sign; intelligent and witty, but lacking a certain compassion not found in the Scorpio north node.

    Who better to come to the rescue. .and not a moment too soon . . is Mars, our hero, in the last degree of Aquarius and in range of his conjunction to Neptune (exact on Monday). Meanwhile, it’s time out for now and nap-time for all us tots.

  120. will says:


    I wondered about that as well as Jupiter (expansive and making things larger) just jerked forward after months of retrograde in the sign of Gemini, archtypically know to rule all forms of communication.

    It’s hardly the end of Times. This too shall pass.

  121. will says:

    Could this out-of-order snafu be traced back to the Birth Pangs thread when outside WordPress block code was inserted into the “comments” section? Wondered if there was a connection.

  122. mitzi says:

    Yes Patty, looking back, very interesting indeed! Thank you.

  123. Lorrie U says:

    GMO Virus: Silent Killer? | Interview with Alexis Baden-Mayer

  124. Sharon says:

    Astrology is so interesting on a personal level. My husband’s son stopped talking to him on Sept. 19 (mostly)…Jupiter went stationary retrograde in Gemini on Oct 4…Gemini is the son’s 7th house…Jupiter moves forward today and his son invited him over for tea to talk. Let’s see if the tone changes to a looser, friendlier one now.

  125. will says:


    Its kind of difficult to deny that there would not be some connection there, huh? That’s why I too so love this field. It explains many things that otherwise seem inexplicable – its kind of like the “cosmic schmaltz” that binds everything in the ethers.

    I hope the men in your family continue to communicate. Hail Jupiter direct!

  126. JA says:

    Senator Hagel really got roughed up today.

    If you have time, the comments are great.

  127. starlight says:

    I am still working on getting us a fix. No one seems to know how to do it. It is looking like I will have to pay for a repair.

    Today’s hearing was awful. The GOP are truly shameless and vicious. They kept interrupting Hagel and wouldn’t let him answer, then complained about it. John McCain is a despicable bully. It was very ugly to watch.

  128. will says:

    In case you haven’t seen it – and outstanding documentary by Academy-Award-winning film producer, Alex Gibney. He pulls not punches in exposing what is likely one of the most glaring faults with our present economic system; how it has evolved over the last 30 years hand how it will continue until we can actively galvanize successfully for legislative and political change. He raises a significant phenomenon with respect to the entitled psychology of the uber-wealthy, uber-privileged.

    Well worth the time to see. It might stall a bit depending upon the time of the day you view it online. But its PBS and free.

    Why Poverty? Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream

  129. Lorrie U says:

    From the parts I did see, I agree. John McCain makes me sick to my stomach!

  130. Teresa Hill says:

    I notice your theme hasn’t changed in all the years I’ve read you. Not a complaint, but themes do get updated from time to time. I wonder if you’ve updated to the newest version of your theme? And if you’re running the newest version of WordPress?
    Both are pretty easy to do. I do this sort of thing myself and could talk you through it. Just be sure to save a backup copy of the site first, in case the updating goes wrong.

  131. barbk says:


    After you get to the site the original link takes you to there is a title called This Week’s Features in the right-hand column. Click on *Taking Advantage of a Moment In Time: The NRA and the Push for Gun Control

  132. will says:


    Tough indeed!

    Time for McCain to go back to Jesus for repairs and reprogramming. He’s like an Energizer Bunny from hell; he just won’t go away. He’s like one big hardened artery.

  133. JA says:

    Senator Hagel really got roughed up today.

    If you have time, the comments are great.

    (I posted this earlier, but I’ll post it again.)

  134. JA says:

    What is the matter with John McCain?

  135. Lune Prière says:

    He’s bitter. Very bitter. I don’t know why it hasn’t devoured him yet. It’s painful to watch.

  136. starlight says:

    Teresa – It is updated. This theme was put in a few years ago. There was another before that. I think the data somewhere is corrupted. For now, we should just do the workaround (using the reply link) and hopefully it will be fixed soon. I may try to write a brief post in the next day or two to start a new thread with.

  137. Lune Prière says:

    From the article you posted,

    “The angriest exchange of the hearing occurred with Mr. McCain of Arizona, a fellow Vietnam veteran who was a close friend of Mr. Hagel in the Senate, but split with him because of Mr. Hagel’s skeptical views on the Iraq war. Mr. McCain was a strong supporter of the war, and like many Republicans, he still holds Mr. Hagel’s opposition against him. In 2008, Mr. Hagel did not endorse Mr. McCain for president and traveled with Mr. Obama, then a senator from Illinois, to Iraq and Afghanistan.”

    McCain despises the president. Ugh, he’s really awful.

  138. Lune Prière says:

    alex, I think you’ve handled yourself well, and hope you’ll continue to post. Best wishes.

  139. Sharon says:

    I used to admire McCain when he broke from his party and took a stand in favor of positive immigration reform (and he’s taken an unpopular stand more than once. I thought he was capable of nobility but his petty side keeps coming out. Or maybe it’s his cheap political side. He was promised the presidency if he would support Bush’s 2nd election and he agreed but Obama was way too popular for the fix to work out for him so, yeah, I’d say he was probably bitter, too.

  140. Sharon says:

    Thanks, Will…let’s hope Jupiter works it’s magic…and the other planets as well because it’s the pluto & saturn & uranus transits that really make you grow.

    So if McCain is “one big hardened artery” (RFLAO), what’s Lindsey Grahamcracker? There is something about him that so maniacal and evil!

  141. alex says:

    Hi Nancy: upthread Will wants to know if I caused the out of order glitch by using blockquotes? Heavens he can’t stop borderline obsession with him.

    Do you think blockquotes could have caused wordpress problems? On the test thread use blockquotes and see what happens? I once briefly years ago tried to make wordpress page but since I’m a neophyte with computers decided it was beyond my point and click skills; my impression is that all the roll over automatic changes coming so quickly with java, and flashcode are jamming up places on the web because the compatibility wizard functions are not keeping up; that is a pure guess!

    January 31, 2013 at 5:26 pm
    Could this out-of-order snafu be traced back to the Birth Pangs thread when outside WordPress block code was inserted into the “comments” section? Wondered if there was a connection.

  142. Iris says:

    Lorrie: That segment reminds me of Atwood’s dystopian novels “Oryx & Crake” & “The Year of the Flood”.

  143. alex says:

    superbowl sports astrologer

    I don’t work sports astrology or football either but I’ll tell you what I use for professional basketball; if the teams are closely matched then after the first quarter or first half I watch to see how the players run down the court and if there is more foot to floor push off and leg spring/energy to their running they’ll likely prevail because it is a matter of conditioning; I like championship games when the skill sets are finely matched so then conditioning becomes a big factor; I make an assessment and then enjoy the game (being on home court seems to help too)

  144. Bob says:

    A whole series on Youtube .

    SOLAR MAMAS: Are women better at getting out of poverty than men?

    The Park Ave. video is there also.

  145. fierywoman says:

    Didn’t Anheiser-Busch ( the beer company his wife owns) lose tons of $ today?

  146. fierywoman says:

    Beautiful. I’m in.

  147. will says:

    Cindy McCain will survive w/o beer. She can fall back on her stash of vicodin and oxycodone from her charity.

  148. alex says:

    Astrologer Susan Miller Works 20-Hour Days

    What is your typical day like?

    Miller: I tend to be up and working for about 20 hours a day. I am always writing horoscopes short and long, or working on my books. I also do television appearances.

    Business Insider: What are some things people might find surprising about what you do?

    Miller: What I really do is run a business that’s all about my customers. I’ve lost out on money just to keep free and I spend a lot of time writing my books and forecasts. I’m not someone who has her head in the clouds–I am always working.

  149. Sharon says:

    Interestingly, they are from Berkeley & pick the 49ers! When the Saints were in the playoffs and, finally, the superball, I ran charts on both teams and, of course, saw good and bad in each!!! You don’t get to watch anything very long anyway because of the commercials! May the best team win! (And it’s very interesting about the way you predict basketball team superiority, Alex, I assume it works for you?!) And may everyone remain safe!

  150. Sharon says:

    Super Bowl, I mean!

  151. Noelle says:

    Starlight, I agree with you that it was hard to watch the Hagel hearings yesterday when the Repubs especially McCain, Cruz and Graham had the mike.

    You still feel Hagel will get confirmed don’t you.

    I believe what goes around comes around and in karma. McCain and Graham have some terrible times ahead if that’s the case.

  152. starlight says:

    I found it embarrassing to watch McCain and think that this is what the Senate has become. He is consumed in his own bitterness and self-justification. He is little more than an angry, ignorant, self-absorbed bully.

  153. starlight says:

    Reminder of the two configurations that are going on now:

    Inaugural Moon square Mars through 2/9 then dissipating, indicating Obama being very aggressive pushing his policies (gun and immigration), as well as the potential for violent, aggressive circumstances with which he must contend

    Transit of Jupiter square Obama’s Jupiter through 2/19, pointing to his general success and popularity (approval now at 60%) and likely confirmation of his nominees.

  154. Noelle says:

    Starlight, not that important but my comment about the hearings and asking you if you still see Hagel being confirmed didn’t get posted. Maybe you know this?

  155. alex says:

    yeah conditioning is a big factor; I have favorite basketball teams but don’t have much interest in favorite players; I watch to enjoy how well the team pulls together to get the job done;

  156. starlight says:

    Kerry will be sworn in this afternoon. Please keep an eye out for the time when he becomes SoS. Thanks!

    (My guess is a few minutes after 4, but that is merely an educated guess.)

  157. clymela says:

    I wonder if McCain is not undergoing the early stages of dementia-I have been thinking this because McCain doesn’t seem to caare about how he appears to those oof us watching him.

  158. Sharon says:

    As Will so picturequely put it, “one big hardened artery!”

  159. Sharon says:

    My dad was a member of an award-winning team in the 20s before B-ball was professional (although there were some)—because of that, I have taken an interest in the those early days of B-ball and was even consulting with someone on writing a screenplay about 1 particular story–a very good one. The other person did all the research and published a book on the story. It would make a lovely film.

  160. David says:

    Who’s the bigger slime – Inhofe, McCain or Lindsey Graham?

  161. alex says:

    going to try to see if web wizard will post this – hope so; we have two years to make Scott Brown un-electable to Mass. voters;

    Scott Brown isn’t going to run for Senate special election but he’ll run in 2014 for governor ( though he has not announced that, it is going to be a lock unfortunately he’ll most definitely do so unless act of God interferes with the timing) if I were his astrologer I’d tell him 2014 is good timing for him personally ( without measuring him up to events near 2014 and his challenger ) he will be formidable and here is brief summary:

    In 2014 he’ll be fifty five years old, he is young looking and photogenic, he is good at staying on message when facing the media; he is good at softening the GOP message and hiding he’s an extreme by the numbers GOP; he is a twit and the media will collude to obfuscate that because they’ll make the governor’s 2014 election a horse race for ratings; Brown is adroit ‘poser’ and GOP will pour money ( & Koch money ) into him as they have in the past; Romney will support him as he did when he ran for Senator so on so forth;

    MA governor’s race will be a big deal!

    Brown’s Solar Arc Sun 2014 @14 Scorpio
    Natal Mercury @14 Virgo (exhalted)

    Natal Saturn @00 Capricorn (world point)
    Solar Arc Saturn 2014 @25 Aquarius
    USA Moon @25 Aquarius

    The next election for Massachusetts governor will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Democratic Governor Deval Patrick is eligible to seek a third term but he has stated that he will retire at the end of his current term.

    Scott Brown was the first Republican Senator from Massachusetts in over 30 years.

  162. Patty says:

    Very interesting…thank you, Barbk. Perhaps we need to wait for the passing of Wayne LaPierre with his Scorpio Sun-Aquarius Moon myopic rebelliousness.

  163. oxthecat says:

    Yes he was roughed up but he wisely did not take the bait and did not allow himself to become the story, which is what McCain and Graham wanted. He outsmarted them. Good for him. I don’t know how anyone else sees this but I see people like McCain and Graham fading away I feel no power from them or their actions. I will read the comment section later, thanks for posting I appreciate the information.

  164. Patty says:

    Interesting, Alex. Just like the book ‘OUTLIERS’, Linda Goodman Astrological timing was right-on for the 1960’s Baby Boom.
    At that time, I was an Airline Stewardess for ‘American Airlines’. It brought me in contact with many famous people. People, always open to the intrusion of my asking their Sun Sign…although, I never did get a single Autograph. My favorite encounter was Elvis Presley, his personal interest was Numerology and he turned the table…asking me my own personal numbers. He was a very kind, gracious man.

  165. Patty says:

    Yes, Sharon even close Pubs I know, have commented, they’ve lost faith on John McCain.
    Regarding your Brother/Father situation…it reminded me of an interview via the radio. The Author had done a survey on ‘Dying Elderly Patients Greatest Regrets’.
    Number-One: Losing contact with a family member. So happy your bro took the first step.

  166. alex says:

    if comment reply works – – Goodman was enormously successful financially; you had an Elvis moment :-)

  167. JA says:

    This is a good opinion piece, and the first comment is spot-on.

  168. Lune Prière says:

    McCain, then Lindsay. Inhofe is as dumb as a sack of hair.

  169. starlight says:

    Things may be sort of fixed now. You can post in order now but you can no longer reply to particular thread. Just address your post to whoever you are addressing.

  170. starlight says:

    I am so relieved. I may go back and remove some of the posts that are just about posting – to sort of clean up a bit.

  171. Sharon says:

    Alex, maybe we’ll have someone really cool (intelligent, savvy, charismatic) to run against him (Brown). Let’s think positive…

    Patty, thanks for your encouraging comments. I guess my posts kind of came together in that the person with whom there is a rupture is my husband’s son, but I feel sure that will repair itself as he (Myron’s son) matures. Myron & I have big hearts & wouldn’t let it go on indefinitely and, in fact, Myron has checked in with him every few weeks in spite of the snubs. He (his son) is hurt and has convinced himself that everything fits his negative scenario, no matter what it is.

    Oxthecart, I agree that Hagel has so much more class than anyone that was questioning him and was smart not to give energy to their idiocity—they are SO intent on looking like strong & Patriotic Americans when what they really look like is old biddies, old grampas.

    Ja, that was a good editorial on Hagel & I appreciate the comments by Republicans afterwards on the pettiness of the panel. I think Hagel will pass (like Nancy said) and do fine.

    David, of those 3 I have to say that I just cannot stomach Lindsey Graham…anytime I see him on TV, I have a visceral reaction…he is SO DAMN phoney with his snearing smile!

  172. will says:

    Congratulations on clearing up that nasty snafu, Nancy. I am sorry for your troubles. Personally, I think Eric Cantor is to blame.

    David, asking to rate Inhofe, McCain or Graham is like trying to choose what is grosser; a snot a booger or a loogy. All three are extraordinary cretins and should be lasered from the face of the planet.

  173. starlight says:

    Simmering trouble:

    Given the intensifying Uranus/Pluto square and it hitting the US Sun next year, as well as and the new Inaugural chart, this article becomes particularly scary.

  174. will says:


    Terrific editorial. Unfortunately, the Four Horrors of the Senate are probably constitutionally incapable of self-scrutiny.

    The last laugh will likely belong to Secretary of Defense Hagel.

  175. Gypsi says:


    I live in Texas. I have a couple of sane neighbors. We do own guns, but my on-guard doesn’t have to do with the government. It’s the nuts. And I did NOT put an Obama sticker on my truck this year. One puny little yard sign for my local democratic Texas senator. It is not safe to have an Obama sticker in much of North Texas. I’m adding a 4th dog in 10 days, my oldest most loyal watch dog died of diabetes Jan 8th. I keep a pack of 4 and walk them in pairs and for the most part they sleep in the house. Front of the house, so they can hear. (I am a heavy sleeper). The Alternet article is right-on.

  176. alex says:


    There will have to be a smart experienced strategic D-team to hold MA governorship; if I were young, mobile and energized enough I’d go work the MA campaign when the time comes; it will be important state to protect;

  177. Lorrie U says:

    Alex, I agree! All we need is another republican Koch Bros. puppet to go the way of MI, WI, OH, etc.

  178. Lune Prière says:

    David, my 6:40 comment was in reply to your question re, who’s the slimiest senator of all. :-)

  179. Bob says:

    Incomplete posting regarding the same problem with posts from 3 years ago. Looking at the poster’s blog it appears to have been rectified.

    Random Order Of Posts

  180. Bob says:

    Looking at charts of Walker (WI), Snyder (MI), Kasich (OH), and Brown (MA), I don’t think Walker or Kasich will win re-election. Not sure about Snyder or Brown, although I can’t see Michigan wanting to be under Republican rule any longer if they can prevent it at the ballot box. If Snyder were to be defeated that would put Democratic governors at the helm in Wi, MI, and OH.

    With John Kerry, Elizabeth Warren, Deval Patrick, and probably Caroline Kennedy helping his opponent’s campaign in 2014 it does not look to be an easy race for Brown in Massachusetts. Who will speak for him? Romney?

  181. alex says:

    Starlight, 2/1/ 8:25 PM

    Paranoid Propaganda:

    The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Network into a Propaganda Machine by David Brock

    “This pointed study of modern politics is both a must-read and a cautionary tale.”
    —Senator John F. Kerry

    Even Rupert Murdoch is afraid of Roger Ailes, the paranoid boss of Fox News. But ‘the Chairman’ is using his power to make Americans more rightwing, more ignorant and ever more terrified

  182. alex says:


    Simmering Trouble 2/1 8:25PM

    Paranoid Propaganda – part 2

    Why Does Roger Ailes Hate America?

    An exclusive and unbiased investigation into the highly paid operative of a foreign-born tycoon, a man who re – engineered political and media culture and fomented a revolt that threatens the very stability of our country.

    Natal Incarnation Roger Ailes, Fixed Earth, Singleton Element Air, Mars @28 Gemini (polarizing, galvanizing point)

    Solar Arc Sun 2013 @07 Leo
    Natal Pallas @08 Leo

    Minor Aspects Natal Chart

    Natal Mars @28 Gemini


    Decile is a minor aspect planets 36 degrees apart (help support others, practical service)

    Natal Uranus @2 Taurus (Sun @24 TA)

    Novile (Nonagen) minor aspect 2 planets 40 degrees apart: This aspect symbolizes a type of ‘bondage’ that people may find themselves under with regard to the planetary energies that are involved. It is an aspect that can help you to acknowledge and release past life that holds you in servitude.

    Natal Mars @28 Gemini


    Natal Pallas @08 Leo

  183. Pat Sharp says:

    Lynda Hill posted this on Facebook this am.
    “It’s interesting that Sydney’s major newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald would have this video on their site. I have always believed that the buildings were set with explosives and no one can convince me that the third tower, WTC Building 7, collapsed from a mere ‘office fire’…. no siree!”.Lynda

    What you will see is Content Unavailable The video is not authorized for your location ( US)
    A fb friend who lives in France chimed in that it is unavailable there too.
    I am waiting to see if my Canadian friends can get it.

  184. alex says:

    Paranoid Propaganda – part 3

    Roger Ailes
    DOB 5/15/1940
    Warren Ohio

    Midpoint Mars/Sun @11 Gemini
    Natal Vesta @11 Gemini

    Natal Mutable T-Square

    Apex Mars @28 Gemini


    Hygeia @23 Pisces (hemophiliac)


    Neptune @22 Virgo

  185. alex says:

    Propaganda – part 4

    Fox News Center was the central war room for the BuschCo 2000 coup: Bush’s cousin-agent was on the election night news desk for the late night/early morning flip of the Florida state results ( from Al Gore – wins election ) to Bush takes Florida to win election; the Fox news cascaded thereafter to NBC newsroom where CEO Jack Welsh who told Tom Brokaw to flip the Florida results and call the election for Bush; the rest of the corporate media outlets followed;

    Roger Ailes
    Natal Mars @28 Gemini


    Al Gore
    Natal Jupiter @28 Sagittarius (Natal Moon @03 Capricorn)

  186. Iris says:

    Pat: A low resolution, pre-final cut of the video is here:

  187. starlight says:

    Bob – If your post is waiting in moderation and I am not online to pass it through, it will sit there until I do. It does not help to keep reposting it, especially not at 6 or 7 or even 8 AM when I am never online. I have been writing a new post and have only just checked the activity here. Sorry for the delay but your post is up, a few comments back now.

    New Post:

  188. Patty says:

    Iris, thank you for the link to 9/11 video. It’s breathtaking!
    If we trace the PNAC Group (Project for a New American Century), We can see the entire plan was stated well ahead of 9/11. PNAC wrote: “The process…of revolutionary change is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event like a New Pearl Harbor”.
    Pearl Harbor galvanized America into action! Every able body wanted to join the cause. I honestly believe, the Pearl Harbor American response…was the whole intent of 9/11, just as The Reichstag Fire was the watershed event which justified Hitler’s seizure of power and suspension of liberties.

  189. MHR says:

    Hi All,

    Sometimes music captures the feelings we experience and expressed by the stars.

    For yor consideration: the Monophonics – There’s A Riot Going On.