7th Jan, 2017

Subsuming Reality

It has become painfully, excruciatingly clear that the only inner imperative of Donald Trump is to protect, defend, and feed his fragile ego.  The compulsiveness of this drive is overwhelming and pathological.  It subsumes all else, including any concern or planning for the greater good of the country. It casts into oblivion any version of reality that infringes on the grandiosity of the soon-to-be president.

In service to this boundless narcissism, every fact is twisted and contorted to elevate him and denigrate all detractors. Every political player is intimidated to fall in line or be tweeted into the (hopefully) rhetorical firing squad of his minions. Thus, the Russians could not have hacked the US election because it might lessen Trump’s glorious victory. The intelligence community must be dishonest and politicized because they have concluded that the Russians, led by Vladimir Putin, interfered to support Trump’s win. Putin, himself, is clearly a great leader because he has continually praised and congratulated Trump. The news media should be dismissed, investigated, and restrained because they report on Trump’s weaknesses or failings. The pattern is blisteringly, frighteningly clear.

In the tradition of the Greek tragedies of old, this rampant narcissism is the fatal flaw of the would-be king. Not only does it lead to policies and practices that are not based in reality and therefore likely, eventually, to lead to disaster, but it enables the easy and purposeful manipulation of the future president of the United States. Praise him and he will be your best friend. Putin comes to mind. Criticize him or even support a version of reality that may lessen him in some way, and join the growing list of his enemies, now including, among many others, the intelligence community. Whisper to him of someone else’s disdain or critique, while lavishing undue praise and stroking his self-regard, and you can mold him to your will and weaken your opponents.

This noxious infestation at the helm of our once-great nation is possible because the ground had long been prepared for such pestilence.  In an early echo of the deceit of Trump’s all-consuming narcissism, the fetid practice of rampant dishonesty at the behest of self-interest began years earlier by Republicans during Presidents Clinton and Bush, reaching a new and striking apotheosis during the eight years of the Obama presidency.

Republicans increasingly and blatantly disregarded the facts and the greater good, in service to whatever narrative would support their political ambition and harm a Democratic president and his party.  Mitch McConnell shamelessly announced at the beginning of Obama’s first term that his goal was not to serve the country, but to unequivocally destroy its president. No lie or attack or obstruction was deemed too great if it furthered that twisted agenda.  Thus, for example, non-existent voter fraud became the excuse for suppressing the votes of potential Democratic voters through oppressive voter ID laws.  Obamacare, although originally crafted by conservatives, became demonized as a way to kill off your grandmother and destroy the healthcare system. Many of the Republican base still believe that President Obama is secretly foreign and secretly a Muslim, all the better to delegitimize him. Hillary, who would have continued most of Obama’s policies, was depicted as a child predator and totally corrupt, among a myriad of other unspeakable things. The truth was invariably subsumed by political self-interest, no matter how much harm it might cause to the nation. As of today, the GOP base is so well trained that they currently ignore or disparage any evidence of misdeeds or dishonesty that does not further the chosen GOP narrative, including and especially a heroic, unbesmirched vision of The Donald. Paraphrasing what Trump himself once said: he could walk down 5th Avenue and shoot someone, and they would still love him.

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The coming Inaugural chart of January 20, 2017, offers us some insight for what is to come, as does the chart for the 115th Congress (1/3/17). Taken together, they tell an interesting story. In both charts, the ultimate dispositor of the entire chart is Neptune, suggesting that the coming administration, as well as the 115th Congress, will be steeped in delusion, unrealistic expectation, and hyped-up ideology rather than hard, practical reality. This will inevitably lead to disappointment, disillusion, confusion, and entangled circumstances. 

In the Inaugural chart, by far the most significant planetary aspect is the square between Saturn (23Sagittarius30) and Mars (24Pisces22), with both planets in minor hard aspect to the Moon (9Scorpio22).  Progressed Saturn will continue to wax in power as it nears the exact square to Mars and semisquare to the Moon over four years. This configuration suggests for the Trump administration a momentous clash between anger, impulsiveness, and impatience (Moon/Mars), on the one hand, and restraint and frustration (Saturn), on the other. Whether the obstacles and limits implied by a strengthening Saturn come from public outcry in response to harmful policies, constraining legal obstacles, some effective obstruction in the Congress, the uncontestable facts on the ground, or some combination of these factors, they point to at least some uncomfortable restrictions on the wilder impulses and the megalomania of the coming Commander-in-Chief.

The Congress chart, on the other hand, offers little hope for restraint and much indication of a strong push to break with established norms and structures. In addition, the Republican Congress will be steeped in unrealistic and illusory ideology that will lead to dangerous and ungrounded policies. 

With Uranus (20Aries34), the planet of rebellion and break with tradition, powerfully strengthened by a conjunction with the Ascendant (18Aries), expanded in potency by an opposition to Jupiter (21Libra23), and further intensified by a T-square to Pluto (17Capricorn02), we can expect this Congress to be literally drunk with the power of their perceived revolution (Uranus), as they take a sledgehammer to all that stands in their way.  The transformative energy of this configuration will be at its peak as transiting Pluto completes the squares to the Ascendant, Uranus, and Jupiter positions during 2017 and through June of 2018.

Moreover, adding greatly to the concern over what is to come implied by the Uranus/Jupiter/Pluto/Ascendant combination, is the transit of Neptune completing the conjunction to natal Mars (11Pisces34) throughout most of 2017. This, along with Neptune’s premier placement as ultimate dispositor of all the planets in the Congress chart, points to unrealistic expectations, delusion, and ungrounded ideology underpinning policy. It is a recipe for big trouble and ultimate disappointment, although not particularly unexpected given what we have seen so far.

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Responses

The American electorate has to fight this Congress going toward headlong into the wind. Democratic state governments like CA are already preparing for the onslaught. It’s going to be an incredible cycle of revolt and resistance.

I think this is the money quote:

“It has become painfully, excruciatingly clear that the only inner imperative of Donald Trump is to protect, defend, and feed his fragile ego. The compulsiveness of this drive is overwhelming and pathological. It subsumes all else, including any concern or planning for the greater good of the country. It casts into oblivion any version of reality that infringes on the grandiosity of the soon-to-be president.”

In other words, it isn’t as if he purposefully lies. He just can’t see past his rapacious narcissistic needs. It is compulsive and all consuming and deeply, profoundly pathological.

Starlight,

A painfully-truthful yet clear and sobering assessment. Your grasp of the narcissistic sociopath disorder is superb.

And so we continue to march….

“This will inevitably lead to disappointment, disillusion, confusion, and entangled circumstances.”

Nancy, is this for Congress, for the nation or both? Is it possible that they’ll face more opposition to their agenda than they expect?

WOW

“In other words, it isn’t as if he purposefully lies. He just can’t see past his rapacious narcissistic needs. It is compulsive and all consuming and deeply, profoundly pathological.”

Abilene – It is Congress that has the Neptune conjunction to Mars during its first year. That suggests grandiose plans that turn into disappointments. Both Congress and Trump admin have the Neptune as dispositor of all in the chart, pointing to this Neptunian, non-reality flavor to everything.

Trump has more Saturn than anything. I thought the Moon/Mars/Saturn configuration in the Inaugural and multiple Saturn transits to his birth chart, suggest he is struggling and angry a lot of the time. The US chart also has a good bit of Saturn over the next few years. The big one this year is the Saturn station this summer hitting the US Mars/Neptune. Unfortunately, we are all in this together. I hope we find a really competent Democrat to follow him and put it all aright again.

Video – Full 2017 Astro-forecast by Benjamin Bernstein

Learn about the potent astrological factors that will make 2017 such an intense year … and why it offers such amazing opportunities for your personal growth, evolution and awakening! Highlights include:

* strong stimulation of the revolutionary Uranus-Pluto square

* Jupiter’s multi-month T-square with Uranus and Pluto, as well as his individual hard aspects to these two powerhouse planets

* A life-transforming Saturn-Chiron square … great for healing, and active every single day of 2017!

* Important soft aspects that open the door to harmony, ease and cooperation

* Numerous life-enhancing opportunities offered by powerful Full Moons, New Moons and eclipses,

* And much more!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUOVRSiHEzQ

Thank you Nancy!

We’ve bred generations who only want to alter themselves, and who view reality through photos and videos and their own distorted lives on social media. No push-back there.

No push-back from the elders, either. Too many years of devaluing a whole generation of fighters, branding them as “hippies” and using the plight of Vietnam Veterans to de-fang their best intentions.

To be a Vietnam Veteran who killed for the country is to be a wounded, heroic figure, but to be someone who protested to keep them from going at all is to be a joke.

No push-back from those who voted for Trump. They drank the Kool-Aid that promises to right all wrongs, and will continue to hold out their hopes for more, even though more will never be poured for them.

My prediction is for “bread and circuses”.

Reading your words, although what they speak of is terrifying, is an experience like — brain candy? intellect candy? Such elegance, speaking truth to power…
Of course as astrologers we knew a good 15 years ago that this time was coming, we just didn’t (couldn’t) know the appalling form it would take!!!
Blessings to you for sharing your mind and heart with us.

Paris, is that an ad for this person? Clickbait?

Ah, fierywoman wasn’t commenting about my post.

All kudos go to Starlight!

from Juanita Jean:
An Idea
January 07, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

We here at The World’s Most Dangerous Beauty Salon, Inc. are nothing if we’re not an ideas factory.

So, the problem is that Trump is so anxious to build that damn wall that he doesn’t have time to make Mexico pay. So he says we should pay and then Mexico will reimburse us.

I’m not comfortable with that. However, I am comfortable with …

We should take advantage of having a fabulously wealthy President. He’s the one who wants the wall. So, I say Trump should pay for the wall and let Mexico pay him back.

It’ll work, I tell you.

Hmmm…. Could it be that all of the right-wing policy ideas that Republicans have been dreaming of enacting or years, of rolling back Obamacare, privatizing other social benefits like Social Security, Medicare, etc., as well as lifting corporate regulations and ending immigration, totally backfire on them in multiple ways?

Instead of creating a Republican-Conservative #MAGA/Pepe utopia, the US spirals downward into myriad dire social and economic crises, and everyone from the working class to big business CEOs blame the Republicans for it all because… well, who else?

Sometimes, getting everything you think you want so bad really can be the worst thing possible for you. (Or maybe the best, from a spiritual standpoint.)

Republicans for years have wanted to hold power over all in this country but do nothing with it, except deny, deny, deny to anyone not in their special white male club. If they could, they’d turn the clock back to the 1950s (in some cases, the 1850s) and freeze it there in their romanticized, white patriarchial zenith that even then never truly existed.

The Republican id is in so many ways that of a

…emotionally stunted adult never able to develop properly through key childhood and adolescent transitions.

Change happens. The world doesn’t stay the same. You don’t always get what you want in life. That’s not always a bad thing.

Saturn 2017

4.5.2017 Saturn SRX @ 27 SG
8.25.2017 Saturn SD @ 21 SG

Lat January – Febuary 2017

T/Chiron 22 Pisces (23PI)

forms Mutable Grand Cross

with T – Square

US Neptune 22 VI
.square
US Mars 21 GE
.opposite
T/Saturn 21-27 SRX & SD

Chillingly prophetic. Leonard Cohen 2008
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D97OxHZzBeQ

Dear Nancy, Brilliant Commentary! Thank You! I’ve never been this sad, this upset and it’s only just begun. (I even see new wrinkles on my face that weren’t there before)
Washington Post is giving free access with some interesting reads:
“After weeks of tweeting, Trump and team face open questioning this coming week” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/after-weeks-of-tweeting-trump-and-team-face-open-questioning-this-week/2017/01/07/2f399b9a-d45e-11e6-945a-76f69a399dd5_story.html?utm_term=.ac1077559343&wpisrc=nl_most-draw14&wpmm=1

Thanks for this very good piece Nancy. One of your best IMO.

I started to read it and then decided I had to finish what I had been working on this week. I think it is possible that trump may face impeachment proceedings twice with a whitewash the first time (wind up March 5th through March 10th 2018) resulting in such a strong public backlash in the midterm elections in 2018 – loss of many seats and control of the House by the GOP with public announcement of intentions for the same treatment of rethugs in the Senate and WH in 2020. Then successfully impeached in Jan 2020 in an effort to save the WH and Senate seats in the coming election.

The 2018 House solar return (precessed) has the Aug 21 SE (which puts trump’s troubles into high gear) conjunct it’s Asc.

Too many other findings to list now.

I think you guys will appreciate this. Funny and scary at the same time

https://twitter.com/sparrowmedia/status/817149157316104192/photo/1

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“Thus, the Russians could not have hacked the US election because it might lessen Trump’s glorious victory. ”

Indeed, Don the Con says it doesn’t change anything, and sadly he is correct. There is little leadership from the D’s to stand up to him. Although some are beginning to break away from the GOP caustic proposals, ie: North Carolina is expanding Medicaid instead of gutting it in light of the sore loser governor attempts to shackle the new elected Democrat.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/north-carolina-medicaid-expansion_us_58710268e4b02b5f85891023?plr3cq4kgge3ik9
Perhaps we will see more of this. State governments weakening the Congress’ resolve and push back social progress.
Maybe his ‘advisor’ millenial kids will play a huge role in discovering their father’s insanity lest their kids suffer the disasterous predictions Nancy warns us about. Fright is what the nation will experience. It is political theater I wish I was not cast.

Hope and Pray.

This had to be as hard to write as it was to read. Unvarnished truth is like that. Each day the curtains hanging from the “picture” window are being drawn back. So many of us gaped when we listened in disbelief to tRump on the campaign trail. Whether conscious or not, he’s given the okay to greater violence not only in the US, but throughout the world. He’s a terribly dangerous boy man.

Nancy
Please explain why Neptune is the ultimate dispositor of both charts. Perhaps a refresher on the term “dispositor” will help.
Thanks.

Just posting something bittersweet to have some sweet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-plNQznMVw

The Final Interview With The Obamas (Full Interview)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZDfztfau9A

Michelle Obama & Dr. Jill Biden On Their Husbands’ Bromance & More

Brenda – I like to draw a little picture graph of which planet rules which planet by sign. So, take the Inaugural chart. The little arrow (->) means “ruled by” or dispositied by.

Sun in Aquarius->Uranus in Aries -> Mars in Pisces -> Neptune Pisces

Mercury in Capricorn ->Saturn in Sag->Jupiter in Libra-> Venus in Pisces->Neptune in Pisces

Moon in Scorpio-> Pluto in Capricorn ->Saturn in Sag>Jupiter in Libra ->Venus in Pisces -> Neptune in Pisces

Asc in Taurus -> Venus. etc.
MC in Capricorn -> Saturn, etc.

Essentially, everything eventually gets to Neptune. Same in the Congress chart. Pretty cool, huh? Not every chart will be disposited by only one planet. It is often more. In my own chart, everything ends up in the mutual reception of the Moon in Aquarius and Uranus in Cancer. For David, everything eventually ends up with the mutual reception of the Sun in Capricorn and Saturn in Leo. I think this little trick gives a hint as to the underlying theme of the chart. To have it be Neptune, suggests a great deal of self-deception, unrealistic expectation and ultimate disillusion/disappointment.

Regarding Neptune as the ruling planet for the upcoming Inaugural charts, the phrase “a dream come true becomes a nightmare,” immediately springs to mind.

Inauguration Day Facebook telethon:

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/34182415/celebrity-filled-telethon-set-for-facebook-live-on-inauguration-day

My son works for Earthjustice!!

Thank you Nancy! Now I will proceed to use your technique in my astrological analyses…application of “ridership” to charts have always been difficult and confusing for me…(wonder if I will find that I have a sole personal depositor of Neptune… LOL)

“Rulership”…my spell checker is still in M rx!

Thank you, thank you Nancy. This confirms and compounds what I’ve felt to be Neptune’s behind-the-scene control of everything for a couple of years or more. It is ironic that the Trump administration and Congress’ charts depict the power of Neptune in his own sign. I’ve not used dispositors in recent times and I’m so glad/grateful you are so thorough.

Transiting Neptune in the U.S. 3rd house has been the bugaboo for broadcasting, and the news media since transiting Neptune (+ Jupiter and Chiron) were conjunct the U.S. Moon in the 3rd house. Neptune’s transit square the U.S. Uranus in Gemini has marked more confusion and the “communication” industry’s fondness for what often is daily “breaking news”.

The triple transit of Jupiter to the U.S. Neptune (in the 9th house of broadcast) between Dec. 2015-Aug. 2016 (+ the trans. North Node conjunct U.S. Neptune) exacerbated the nebulous and ambiguous news reports and our understanding of news, while adding a farcical flavor to the election process (ie. debates). Meanness too when you consider that transiting Eris was always quincunx the U.S. Neptune.

Out of the outer planet barrage of energy pointed at the U.S natal chart, Neptune’s is the scariest IMO. If “we” can see it we can understand it and that, scary as it has been, is what Pluto and Uranus did when their squares to each other (after Neptune was well into Pisces) incorporated the U.S. Sun and the U.S. Saturn into the mix. But the illusion that Neptune creates takes us off guard. We wake up to a reality that makes us wonder, how did it all slip away?

I like to think of it as We (the U.S.) needed life-saving surgery and Neptune was the anesthetic. Uranus and Pluto performed the surgery, removing what needed to go. Back in the ’60’s when Uranus and Pluto made their conjunctions, Neptune was always in a sextile them. It has been a 3-planet procedure and it will take a while to heal, but it likely saved us and has put us on a path to recovery.

The exact square between transiting Saturn in Sagittarius and transiting Chiron in Pisces happened on December 28th, making a grand cross with the U.S. natal square between Mars in Gemini and Neptune in Virgo. On Tuesday, January 10, transiting Saturn will make an exact square to the U.S. Neptune. Heads up.

Also on the 10th, transiting Sun at 20+ Capricorn will exactly square transiting Uranus at 20+ Aries, which is conjunct the U.S. natal Chiron. The Gemini Moon will have already been conjunct the U.S. Mars, will have squared transiting Chiron and also opposed transiting Saturn. Although Mercury will have stationed direct, the news may be misleading on that day.

Starlight, I love the reply at the beginning of the comments-“It is Congress that has the Neptune conjunction to Mars during its first year. That suggests grandiose plans that turn into disappointments.” Never been so happy about disappointments!
I will be at the Women March in DC this 21st. Anyone here attending? Does the day have positive planetary aspects. I’m not an astrologer like most of you. It is like math to me and Im not that good at math. Thank you!

President Obama blames Bernie Sanders for damaging Obamacare’s popularity

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/obama-blames-bernie-sanders-damaging-obamacare-popularity-article-1.2939100

Trump to cede 13 Million jobs to China over next 4 years, in just one industry.

As Trump plans to cut clean energy spending- Beijing’s newest 5-year energy development plan invests a stunning 2.5 trillion yuan ($360 billion) in renewable generation by 2020. Of that, $144 billion will go to solar, about $100 billion to wind, $70 billion to hydropower, and the rest to sources like tidal and geothermal power.

The Chinese National Energy Administration said in a statement Thursday the resulting “employment will be more than 13 million people.”

China is already doing way better than the U.S. in this regard, and President-elect Trump’s commitment to opposing clean energy will not make things any better. As the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reported last year, China already has over 40 percent of all jobs in renewables, globally, while the U.S. has under 10 percent.

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-to-abandon-millions-of-high-wage-jobs-to-china-3554a04796b1#.jck8fnpru

Natal Donald Trump -5TH House
(house of joy)

N/Pallas 11 Capricorn
N/Vertex 22 Capricorn

http://www.southfloridaastrologer.com/5th-house-in-astrology-planets-in-the-5th-house.html

Natal Paul Ryan – 5TH House (house of joy)

N/Mars 03 Aries

http://politicalastrologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/paul-ryan-natal2.jpg

How to Get to the Women’s March

http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/01/how-to-get-to-the-womens-march-on-washington.html

Republicans Confirm Planned Parenthood Will Lose Federal Funding As Soon As Next Month

After Donald Trump’s election, officials at Planned Parenthood braced themselves for “a fight of a scale that we haven’t seen before,” and they’re about to get one. On Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan confirmed at a news conference that Republicans plan to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding as part of their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. His exact words were: “Planned Parenthood legislation will be in our reconciliation bill”; he did not elaborate.

http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/01/republicans-confirm-planned-parenthood-will-lose-funding.html

Is anyone familiar w/Netanyahu’s chart. A 3rd scandal is breaking for him, the submarine scandal. This is in addition to being investigated for corruption and the newspaper scandal. Can the 3rd time going to be the charm?

That should say…is the 3rd time going to be the charm? Wouldn’t that be interesting in a very metaphysical way!

I have a question about dispositors in a chart, although I understand how they’re figured. How does one determine the ultimate dispositor(s) of a chart if the calculations yield a loop of dispositions?

I decided to calculate my natal chart’s final dispositor only to hit a circular loop at the end. In my case, Sun and Mercury are in Cap, so Saturn is their dispositor. Pluto in Leo, disposited by Sun in Cap, also ends up w/ Saturn. Saturn (&Sun, Merc, and Pluto) and Neptune are in Libra, so Venus is dispositor.Venus (& Sun, Merc, Pluto, Saturn and Neptune) and Mars are in Aquarius, so their dispositor is Uranus in Cancer. Thus, Moon is Uranus’ dispositor, but she’s in Taurus, sending us back to Venus, and into a never-ending loop. Jupiter is in Pisces, so could be outside the loop if the old rulership can apply, but otherwise is disposited by Neptune in Libra, which goes to Venus, and back into the endless circuit. Using the traditional Aquarian rulership of Saturn leads me right back into the loop, so that doesn’t help, either. What would be considered the chart’s dispositor(s) in a case like this?

I expected to look down and see Lorrie U’s reply after Alex posted a link to Obama’s opinion on Bernie damaging the ACA’s popularity.

I’ll do my best Marlon Brando and shout for her, “Bernnnie! Berrrnie!”

So many “regulars” are gone now that Trump is the UnPresident. It’s like “mission accomplished, over and out”, if you get my drift.

If the 20 million people using the ACA knew what they know now, and the people who went at it so hard for Bernie knew what they know now, we wouldn’t have to know what we know now.

DPH – Then there is no one dispositor for your chart. Instead you have the loop of three planets. That is not uncommon. The theme is the three planets combined, just like mine is both the Moon and Uranus combined. It is often not so clear and clean to lead to just one planet. That is why the Inaugural and the Congress charts are so striking. Everything leads to one place, which is not so common at all.

This is from December but it is another article on Trump gaslighting America. I love the phrase “normalizing deception.” It is germane to our Neptune discussion.

http://www.teenvogue.com/story/donald-trump-is-gaslighting-america

That was a good article, Nancy, and within it is a good list put together by an asst prof of communications/journalism of which news sites are actual political sites and which are fake, satirical, biased, conspiracy, etc.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/10eA5-mCZLSS4MQY5QGb5ewC3VAL6pLkT53V_81ZyitM/preview

A Look Back On The Obama Years

Yes We Can: People Share Their Most Memorable Moments from the Obama Presidency

Video: 5 min 49 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDOo3v2ntHI

Thank you so much for your answer, Nancy.

Lorrie U: contact info

http://www.tapestryofgrace.info/

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m542/swolf318/Redistricting%20Maps/Appalachia%20Redistricting/AppalachiaBordersMap_zps4a5632b1.png

DailyKos Front Page

Forget ‘imperial’ California: Donald Trump only won the Electoral College thanks to Appalachia

By Stephen Wolf
Sunday Jan 08, 2017 · 11:00 AM

Map of the Cultural Region of Appalachia composed as a single populous state like New York that spanned from Alabama to Pennsylvania instead of being divided 11 ways.

http://images.dailykos.com/images/343095/original/2016_Presidential_Election_-_Electoral_College.png?1482721193

~ per Stephen Wolf

In small numbers, the vote went 51-49 for Hillary, but 0.03 votes cost her the election. 55% of the population lives in the states Trump won, but 45% live in Clinton’s states.

http://prospect.org/article/indefensible-electoral-college

There is a dark irony to the fact that a system designed to prevent the people from choosing an unqualified demagogue has resulted in the election of an unqualified demagogue not chosen by the people.

~ per Stephen Wolf

How about we just get rid of the Electoral College and elect our president by popular vote like practically every other democratic country does.

Violence Invites Violence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxyGmyEby40

Meryl Streep Speech
Golden Globes

http://www.appalachianhistory.net/

Appalachian History

http://collections.library.appstate.edu/research-aids/agricultural-forecasting-methodologies-appalachia-farming-and-maya-agriculture

Agricultural Forecasting; the Methodologies of Appalachia Farming and Maya Agriculture

https://amandaadams.wordpress.com/

circa 2007

Sometimes it feels like the world’s gone crazy still echoes in my mind. Today, it seems truer than ever. We continue to lose faith in our leaders, question our moral beliefs, and, in spite of the progress made in Civil Rights, our society is still segregated between black and white, between rich and poor, and, unfortunately, also between the ideal of America and the reality.
Perhaps it’s time we rediscovered the passion of Appalachia. Passion brought into the mountains by our ancestors, those early pioneers who had so recently fought and won the American Revolution. My own family in the Kentucky Mountains can list the names and service of fifteen of these passionate souls who put their blood and guts into the founding of America.

For their descendants to “grow up with this stigmatized image of the place where they live” (Rudy Abramson, a former journalist and coeditor of the recently released Encyclopedia of Appalachia, is not just a loss to the Appalachian but also to the nation.

http://www.gardeningbythemoon.com/chart.html

Gravitational pull influences moisture in soil

Planting by the moon is an idea as old as agriculture, based both in folklore and superstition, but there are scientific ideas to back it up.

The Earth is in a large gravitational field, influenced by both the sun and moon. The tides are highest at the time of the new and the full moon, when sun and moon are lined up with earth.

Just as the moon pulls the tides in the oceans, it also pulls upon the subtle bodies of water, causing moisture to rise in the earth, which encourages growth. The highest amount of moisture is in the soil at this time, and tests have proven that seeds will absorb the most water at the time of the full moon.

http://www.gardeningbythemoon.com/calc.html

“Something is happening with Earth’s core. Climate and Earth changes expert Mitch Battros joins Richard Syrett to discuss scientific evidence confirming the weakening of Earth’s magnetic field, and how the outcome of this “convection” between the outer core and mantle will drastically affect all of Earth’s living creatures”.

On Coast To Coast Right Now:
http://www.knzr.com/shows/coast-to-coast-am/

DNC’s new chairman:

“Schumer’s also the top Senate recipient of money ($1.97 million) this election from Wall Street. Schumer was number one among hedge funds and private equity.

Schumer has more former staffers in CRP’s revolving-door database than any member of the House and 98 other Senators. Only Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has more.

Schumer’s fundraising from lobbyists, bankers, and hedge funders has always been tied to his policymaking in their favor. Episodes throughout his career show how shrewdly Schumer mixes policy and campaign cash.”
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Two visions of the party:

‘Michigan Dem Meeting Breaks Into Violence as Clinton Fans Repel Sanders Partisans’
“Senior Michigan Democratic Party official Mike Stone cited for assault and battery after melee at state party meeting.

During their meeting, Sam Pernick, president of the Young Democrats of Michigan, and other Sanders supporters—who nearly outnumbered the rest of the attendees at the meeting—protested the lack of transparency and openness exercised by the Michigan Democratic Party, which rigged the DNC delegate nomination process behind closed doors. Michigan Democratic Party officials responded with force. Pernick and several others were nearly dragged out of the meeting. Pernick is pursuing charges, and the Westland Police Department recently issued Mike Stone, a senior Michigan Democratic Party official, a ticket for assault and battery.”

Vertical Forest in Milan

http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/wwfeatures/wm/live/1600_900/images/live/p0/4n/gj/p04ngjj9.jpg

Do you get it Mike Pence and trump?

You only got a gerrymandered win.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clintons-trip-to-the-theater-went-way-better-than-mike-pence_us_58730fffe4b02b5f85899cf8

Three sustained rounds of applause as Hillary and Bill Clinton walk into audience of last performance of Color Purple just now.

— Michael Barbaro (@mikiebarb) January 8, 2017

Oath of Office 2017 Chart (Fixed Star Lesath)

Moon 09 Scorpio
. wax semi-square
Saturn 23 Sagittarius 30
Fixed Star Lesath 24 Sagittarius
(maleviolence, desperation
danger, immorality)

.square

Mars 24 Pisces

Trump Natal Houses 3,4,8 (10TH & 4TH)

Oath Moon 09SC – Trump 3RD

.wax semi-square

Trump 4TH
N/S.Node 20SG (N/Moon 21SG)
Oath Saturn 23 SG (Lesath 24SG)

.square

Trump 8TH
Oath Mars 24PI

====
Trump 10TH
N/Sun 22GE (N/N.Node 20SG)

.opposite

Trump – 4TH
N/S.Node 20SG (N/Moon 21SG)
Oath Saturn 23SG
Lesath 24SG

As if Wall Street needed to take over the Democrats. They own (literally) Trump & the Republicans. From an outsider, the difference between the Repubs & the Dems is about labour rights, gay rights, Women’s rights & the environment etc etc. Absolute bull from people claiming there is no difference between the two.

from – Mathew’s messages for January 8, 2017

Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders –
“What we can tell you is, with vibrations continually rising on the planet, whatever resolution is achieved ultimately will be for the highest good of all.”

http://mattthewmessages.blogspot.com/

Alex, thanks for the moon post.

It is also known that if you are cutting hard wood for building or furniture, you always cut on new moon, if you cut on full moon, because the sap is so high the wood will rot way faster.

Also, this one I am not sure about, but it is said that if you get a haircut on full moon your hair grows back faster.

Our beautiful moon has a lot of influence, way more than we think.

So people last night were guessing when Trump would tweet about Meryl Streep and of course he did this morning, his tweets seem to be getting longer now and go into three tweets much of the time now. And he still claims that he didn’t mock the disabled reporter and his people believe him .

Kellyanne had the gall on Fox to say that with the platform that Meryl has she is worried about the tone being set. Hah, the irony is so unreal.

They say that celebrities should not make their voices heard yet Americans voted in a damn celebrity reality show star. Again , the irony!

Anyone look at General mad dog Mattis chart yet?

Sharing this, because we are not even 2 weeks into January 2017, and the Republicans are already dismantling important protections for the American people in order to favor the business interests of their cronies. We all need to get involved and stand against such abuses of power and perversion of ethical standards in government.
Passing this on:
The federal week in review:
1. Trump fires all Ambassadors and Special Envoys, ordering them out by inauguration day.
2. House brings back the Holman rule allowing them to reduce an individual civil service, SES positions, or political appointee’s salary to $1, effectively firing them by amendment to any piece of legislation. We now know why they wanted names and positions of people in Energy and State.
3. Senate schedules 6 simultaneous hearings on cabinet nominees and triple-books those hearings with Trump’s first press conference in months and an ACA budget vote, effectively preventing any concentrated coverage or protest.
4. House GOP expressly forbids the Congressional Budget Office from reporting or tracking ANY costs related to the repeal of the ACA.
5. Trump continues to throw the intelligence community under the bus to protect Putin, despite the growing mountain of evidence that the Russians deliberately interfered in our election.
6. Trump breaks a central campaign promise to make Mexico pay for the wall by asking Congress (in other words, us, the taxpayers) to pay for it.
7. Trump threatens Toyota over a new plant that was never coming to the US nor will take jobs out of the US.
8. House passes the REINS act, giving them veto power over any rules enacted by any federal agency or department–for example, FDA or EPA bans a drug or pesticide, Congress can overrule based on lobbyists not science. Don’t like that endangered species designation, Congress kills it.
We – progressive, liberal, libertarian and conservative – need to all wake up to what is actually happening to our beloved country.
#UnitedWeStand

Glenn Greenwald on the Russian hacking:

IN THE PAST six weeks, the Washington Post published two blockbuster stories about the Russian threat that went viral: one on how Russia is behind a massive explosion of “fake news,” the other on how it invaded the U.S. electric grid. Both articles were fundamentally false. Each now bears a humiliating editor’s note grudgingly acknowledging that the core claims of the story were fiction: The first note was posted a full two weeks later to the top of the original article; the other was buried the following day at the bottom.

The second story on the electric grid turned out to be far worse than I realized when I wrote about it on Saturday, when it became clear that there was no “penetration of the U.S. electricity grid” as the Post had claimed. In addition to the editor’s note, the Russia-hacked-our-electric-grid story now has a full-scale retraction in the form of a separate article admitting that “the incident is not linked to any Russian government effort to target or hack the utility” and there may not even have been malware at all on this laptop.

http://www.opednews.com/articles/WashPost-Is-Richly-Rewarde-by-Glenn-Greenwald-False-Charges_Propaganda_Russia-And-Us-Conflict_Russia-Bashing-170107-355.html

That ronald dump had his grassy knoll moment …wasn’t that obvious…

Charles (CJ), thanks for posting Matthew’s Message. I still have hope and faith.

Take a Stand – Find a Rally Near You

http://map.berniesanders.com/

YES get yourself however mode of transport OUT there and shout it out on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM,SENIORS MELLENIALS ON REDDIT, FACEBOOK:

DONT LET THE GOP MAKE PEOPLE SICK AGAIN IN AMERICA. SAVE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

SHOW UP TO THE WOMEN’S MARCH IN DC, ON INAUGURATION DAY TO PROTEST AN ILLEGITIMATE,UNPOPULAR PRESIDENT SWEARING IN.

Trump appoints son-in-law as a senior advisor Story says nepotism was overcome

Overcome? WTF IS GOING on?

Now we know why ivanka and Jared moving to Washington

for the life of me, i can’t fathom why glenn greenwald and other so-called “progressives” repeat kremlin talking points on the hacking. do they really hate hillary that much that they can’t admit trump was helped by russia? and, yes, the evidence is clear. seventeen u.s agencies (plus western intelligence) are on the exact same page on this.

From my brief exposures to MSNBC news, I gather there is much going on in the next few days in Washington DC. Transiting Jupiter’s trine to the U.S. Mars would reflect some of that, while transiting Saturn’s square to U.S. Neptune and opposition to U.S. Mars goes even further. That transiting Jupiter and transiting Saturn will not perfect their continued sextile until the end of August suggests it will be a long and grueling sausage-making event for the U.S. government.

And when – at the end of August – Jupiter and Saturn, having completed their retrograde periods between now and then, will either oppose the U.S. Mars in Gemini (that would be trans Saturn in Sagittarius) or trine the U.S. natal Mars (+ Trump’s Sun) and that would be transiting Jupiter in Libra. U.S. Mars of course squares U.S. Neptune. In other words, transiting Jupiter and Saturn will be pretty much right where they are now come late August.

Right now trans. Jupiter at 21+ Libra sextiles transiting Juno at 21+ Sagittarius. Trans. Jupiter is also CONJUNCT the U.S. Juno (20+ Libra) that opposes the U.S. Chiron (20+ Aries) which is where transiting Uranus is right now.

By the same token, transiting Saturn will conjunct transiting Juno tomorrow. From this present aspect pattern we surmise there is an effort on the part of certain government entities to equalize, or prove equality (a Juno thing) to other government entities.

As noted, transiting Uranus is also still in the mix; he is opposite trans. Jupiter (and U.S. Juno) while still in orb of a trine with transiting Saturn, all while still conjunct U.S. Chiron who opposes U.S. Juno (and trans. Jupiter).

This transiting pattern, as it affects the U.S. natal pattern, will grind away for the next 7 1/2 (almost 8) months except for one thing; transiting Uranus will move on as he nears his almost 9 year sojourn through the sign of Aries (1st ingress into Taurus in May 2010).

What we have right now is electrifying; a shocking departure from tradition (all Uranus stuff) that has a domino effect on the structure of the U.S. natal birth chart. It directly connects to the U.S Mars, Neptune, Chiron and Juno.

From the strategic spot of 20-24 Aries, transiting Uranus (+ Eris + Ceres) conjuncts U.S. Chiron, opposes U.S. Juno, sextiles U.S. Mars and is quincunx U.S. Neptune. Therefore trans. Uranus (along with trans. Saturn and Jupiter and Juno) is in a process that will change history and in doing so, change the world as it has been for some time.

For astrologers, this is a boon. We can observe the implications on the 2 U.S. natal aspect patterns, (1) Mars square Neptune and (2) Chiron opposite Juno, that this present transiting Saturn-Jupiter cycle point (kick-started by trans. Uranus) depicts and how it fulfills its cyclical intent.

We can also observe the intent of trans. Uranus in Aries symbolism through its ingress chart.

First, the chart for the start of the Jupiter-Saturn cycle in 2000 had them conjunct at 22+ Taurus. Squaring them from 20+ Aquarius was Uranus. At that time Jupiter and Saturn were trine the U.S. Neptune (22+ Virgo), semi-sextile U.S. Mars (21+ Gemini), semi-sextile U.S. Chiron (20+ Aries) and quincunx U.S. Juno (20+ Libra).

It would appear that the greatest pressure of this Jupiter-Saturn cycle, from the standpoint of Saturn and Jupiter, would be on the U.S. Juno in Libra. On the other hand the cycle’s Uranus at 20+ Aquarius is conjunct the U.S Progressed Mercury, trine the U.S. natal Juno, trine the U.S. Mars, sextile the U.S. Chiron but quincunx the U.S. Neptune.

The present Jupiter-Saturn cycle then could be said to also exert its most urgent efforts at this time on the U.S. Neptune (22+ Virgo) as well as the U.S. Juno (20+ Libra). Due to the present transiting trine between Jupiter and Saturn, and its return to the same places in the zodiac in 7 or so months, we could be witnessing this year a breakdown of false perceptions (aka illusions) represented by U.S. Neptune in the unequal division of power in partnerships represented by U.S Juno.

As for the intent of transiting Uranus in Aries period, the 1st ingress (entry) chart had the Moon at 8+ Sagittarius opposite the U.S. natal Uranus at 8+ Gemini. This was at the time of a full moon with the Sun at 6+ Gemini. Neptune at the time was conjunct the U.S Moon in Aquarius. The focus then from the U.S. perspective, was about the People (symbolized by the Moon) at that 1st Uranus entry into Aries.

The 2nd ingress of Uranus into Aries featured the Moon at 9+ Gemini (1 degree away from the U.S. Uranus) and she was trine Saturn in Libra (opposite Jupiter in Aries) and trine Venus in Aquarius.

A note about that Venus in Aquarius; she had something in common with the Neptune-into-Pisces chart’s Mercury and the Pluto-into-Capricorn chart’s North Node (+ Nessus), in that they were all at 11+ Aquarius. This being a key degree point in all the outer planet intentions (for the period they are traveling in their present signs) it would bode well (ease of trine) for the People of the World, symbolized by the Moon.

Since that Moon in the 2nd Uranus-into-Aries chart was conjunct the U.S. Uranus, and she was trine the same (Uranus into Aries) chart’s Venus at 11+ Aquarius as well as the same chart’s Saturn in Libra it is apparent that the “intent” was that the People (Moon) would navigate whatever outcomes the Aries Uranus would produce over time.

A final note about the present position of transiting Uranus and his conjunction with the U.S Chiron is that Chiron is associated with both pain and healing. The pain produced by a Chiron involvement is supposed to bring attention to something that needs work (from a universal standpoint).

From that work there will be great healing and in this case, the U.S. Chiron could well symbolize the individual (U.S. citizen) who is not recognized as equal (Chiron opposite Juno). This could be ethnic, race, religion or gender based inequality issues that need attention.

For Uranus’ part in the present multi-faceted aspect pattern (conjunct U.S. Chiron), he upends all traditional concepts and this Uranus-in-Aries fulfills his promise (a grand trine between Moon (People) and Saturn (structure, government) and Venus (values, love) in his (2nd) ingress into Aries chart.

Whenever we start feeling smothered by the news coverage of the sausage making process, it might help if we recall that history is being made quite rapidly.

diana, trump also is demanding all obama appointees leave immediately jan. 20, even if their successors aren’t named. that means the top two people overseeing our nuclear arsenal are being forced out, leaving no one in charge. think about that for a minute.

Set aside all Donald Trump’s nonsense about disbelieving the intelligence agencies and insisting there’s no evidence against Russia*.

Set aside his amazingly public spat with those agencies.

Set aside just why Russia did this.

There’s the simple fact that just two weeks before a new President is sworn into office, the country’s intelligence agencies are publicly releasing a report claiming that the United States’ great 20th century rival, Russia, conspired to assist in that new President’s election.

Step back and just absorb that. That is simply mind-boggling. Who could have imagined such a thing, such a confluence of events – the original act, the IC’s claims – would ever happen. [sic]

[* ed.note: There’s nothing crazy about being skeptical or disbelieving intelligence analyses. What’s clear in this case is that if there are good reasons for skepticism, they have nothing to do with why Trump insists it’s not true.]

– Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo

Trump Dat on January 7th, 2017
at 6:17 pm – Click Bait? Why would you assume that? No, in fact it is an excellent 2 HOUR+ explanation of this year’s primary planetary configurations/transits, as well as yods and lunary events. I don’t too many astrologers (Nancy is one big exception) who are so generous with their skills. If you are that suspicious of either my own or this astrologer’s intentions, by all means skip it.

—–

Video – Full 2017 Astro-forecast by Benjamin Bernstein

Learn about the potent astrological factors that will make 2017 such an intense year … and why it offers such amazing opportunities for your personal growth, evolution and awakening! Highlights include:

* strong stimulation of the revolutionary Uranus-Pluto square

* Jupiter’s multi-month T-square with Uranus and Pluto, as well as his individual hard aspects to these two powerhouse planets

* A life-transforming Saturn-Chiron square … great for healing, and active every single day of 2017!

* Important soft aspects that open the door to harmony, ease and cooperation

* Numerous life-enhancing opportunities offered by powerful Full Moons, New Moons and eclipses,

* And much more!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUOVRSiHEzQ

bark – Thank you for that explanation and your own generosity of spirit in sharing your knowledge with us. Indeed a great chance to observe the U.S. natal chart in action.

“For astrologers, this is a boon. We can observe the implications on the 2 U.S. natal aspect patterns, (1) Mars square Neptune and (2) Chiron opposite Juno, that this present transiting Saturn-Jupiter cycle point (kick-started by trans. Uranus) depicts and how it fulfills its cyclical intent.”

By: Diana on January 9th, 2017 at 11:11 am

“Anyone look at General mad dog Mattis chart yet?”

Mattis is not a good match for the Sibly chart, Saturn transits to both of them coincide with Saturn transits to trump’s Sun and Moon. Perhaps a failed military engagement this summer leads to the end of Mattis’ career and impeachment proceedings taken against trump.

http://i.imgur.com/6ah34GY.gif

I appreciate your kind words Paris; on Friday last transiting Mars at 13+ Pisces was conjunct the Mars in the Uranus-ingress-Aries chart I spoke of, also at 13+ Pisces. This activated that Uranus influence all over the world. The fact that Mars was trine the U.S. natal Sun at 13+ Cancer indicates an easy flow between the country’s consciousness (Sun) and action (Mars) under the Uranus-in-Aries influence. I was busy on Friday and don’t know how that played out.

It would mean that transiting Mars last Friday was also square the U.S. ascendant at 12+ Sagittarius and quincunx the U.S. Saturn at 14+ Libra, so there was give-and-take, and adjustments (quincunx), and conflict (square) within the U.S psyche (U.S. natal Psyche is conjunct the U.S. Sun) that day.

As painful as these experiences are and as wrong as they seem on the surface, I feel they are leading to and are part of the process of growth past our country’s old hangups. They are providing the impetus to make the U.S. so much more wholesome and evolved.

Like physical therapy after surgery is detestable, so too this period will be infuriating to many of us, but we are being supported in our efforts, IMHO by a higher consciousness. The best we can do is trust in that higher consciousness, noting each and every egregious appointment or decision made by Trump’s casting, and prepare ourselves to make it right when the time comes. Indeed our fury (Mars?), thanks to Trump, has united us.

Please note that earlier I incorrectly referred to transiting Saturn and Jupiter as being in a trine when they are in a sextile.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/california-state-travel-anti-lgbtq_us_5873baa5e4b043ad97e4b3e8?bj2uj3dpppocac3di

California Bans Its Employees From Traveling To States With Anti-LGBTQ Laws

“California has said clearly, our taxpayer dollars will not help fund bigotry and hatred,” Assemblyman Evan Low, who co-authored the bill, stated in a press release, according to The Advocate. “If other states try and pass similar laws, we will work to stop them.

Our zero-tolerance policy says there is no room for discrimination of any kind in California, and AB 1887 ensures that discrimination will not be tolerated beyond our borders.”

As Princess Leia Said:
“Take Your Broken Heart Make It Into Art” (or Astrology or Jewelry as I do, or whatever you do well)
Meryl Streep was amazing!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxyGmyEby40

Hi Barb. The biggest news event (related to Mars) on Friday was the Airport shooting. And the U.S. is rapidly building forces on Russia’s border (in Poland). Those are the two most martian news events that come to mind. And I agree that these events will likely catapult us (rather than a slow slog) into growth oriented experiences. Of course the conservative shift in our government willlikely continue for some time, keeping the pressure building.

Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, to be top adviser
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38564469

http://www.businessinsider.com/asteroid-flyby-nearer-than-moon-2017-1

Early Monday morning, while the US East Coast was making coffee, dropping kids off at school, and cursing in traffic, a space rock as big as a 10-story building slipped past Earth.

The asteroid, dubbed 2017 AG13, was discovered only Saturday by the University of Arizona’s Catalina Sky Survey, according to an email from Slooh, a company that broadcasts live views of space.

with all this talk of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn Uranus transit effects, just wanted to pop in and say direct hits on various members of my family on a personal level is quite profound at the moment!
Validating that the process is clearly in action.

predictably, Trump is slamming Meryl in retaliation for her golden globe words, calling her an overrated actress and a “a Hillary flunky who lost big”

Meryl Streep comment touched me so deeply. Her Moon same deg. as my Taurus Sun…perhaps she’ll run for office! We need strong, fresh leadership.
http://www.astrotheme.com/astrology/Meryl_Streep

Neptune in Pisces (toxic level of un-reality)

On 4 April 2011 at 1:37pm UTC, Neptune ingressed into Pisces. It will remain in Pisces until 5 August 2011, when it returns in retrograde motion to Aquarius, only to re-enter Pisces on 3 February 2012. Thereafter it will not exit Pisces until 2025.

https://cosmicintelligenceagency.com/neptune-in-pisces-fear-of-the-invisible/

Ah ha, thanks Paris, we in the U.S. do understand mass shootings. We should also probably include the subterfuge (Pisces) actions (Mars) by Russians confirmed in the Intelligence agencies report on Friday.

Thanks for the validation kiwi, and hope the family is and will continue to adjust as needed due to the changing times. Very, very unsettling.

Meryl showing her true colors now. Like Elizabeth Warren, she has natal Mars conjunct the U.S. Uranus, 8+ Gemini.

Natal Mitch McConnell (natural zodiac – time of birth unknown)

DOB 2/20/1942

Natal Sedna 20 Aries
US Sibley Chiron 20 Aries

Natal Dark Lilith 08 Gemini
US Sibley Uranus 08 Gemini

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-E5W3ZiahRX8/TvrQ2rKlHVI/AAAAAAAABMs/_L6_AFINbtQ/s1600/Natal+Mitch+McConnell.jpg

continued – Mitch McConnell

Based on 5th House (Joy) having most weight for a hypothetical natal chart I’d speculate that his natal first house would likely be occupied by the following…

1RST House
Pallas 01AQ
Venus 05AQ
Mercury 11AQ
Ceres 20AQ

.opposite

7TH House
Pluto 04LE
Chiron 10LE

====

5TH House
Dark Lilith 08GE
Jupiter 11GE

for the 0.1%

$197,000

http://www.motherjones.com/files/taxes.png

Pretty brilliant and funny. You go, Senator Schumer, ….you will be a formidible opponent and that’s what we need.

https://twitter.com/SenSchumer/status/818544880658108416

Same thing for Senator Booker. Stand up for what’s right!

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/09/politics/cory-booker-jeff-sessions-confirmation-hearing/index.html

January 9, 2017

Obamacare Repeal Might Have Just Died Tonight

By Jonathan Chait

The Republican plan to repeal Obamacare and delay the implementation of the repeal – with a promise to come up with a terrific replacement later – is probably its best way to destroy Obamacare.

Unfortunately for Republicans, it’s also the best way to destroy the Republican majority in Congress. Something big is happening in the Senate right now: The Republican plan, affirmed again today by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is facing dire peril from Republican defections.

Republicans need a House majority, 50 Senate votes, and soon-to-be President Trump to pass repeal and delay.

If Republicans lose three Senate votes, that drops them to 49, and repeal-and-delay cannot pass. At least three Republican senators (in addition to all the Democrats) now oppose repeal and delay.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/01/obamacare-repeal-might-have-just-died-tonight.html

How to survive in a Post Traumatic Donald Trump world.

MIND THE GAP (suspending judgment)
___________________________________

Experiencing The Gap: The Space Between Thoughts by Evelyn Lim

In the most popular sense of the word, Gap is the label of an all American clothes brand with stores worldwide. Over in London, the term “Mind the Gap” is an announcement often heard at its Underground railway system when a train arrives at a station. Passengers are told to look out for and to avoid the significant gap between the train door and the station platform. In economics, “Gap analysis” refers to a business resource assessment tool.

Of lesser known, is the concept of Gap from a meditative perspective. Spiritual teachers and meditation masters tell us to not only recognize the Gap but Be in It. They recommend that much benefits can be derived when we do this. Admittedly, the Gap is a profound concept, which in its simplicity, not quite as easy to grasp especially if we have not been conscious about it. Yes, it is possible that you have experienced it at one time or another, as you go about your hectic life.

What is The Gap?

The Gap is the silent space between thoughts. It is the space where the mind stands still. No thoughts exist in this space. Hence, it is in the Gap that you can experience present moment awareness. From cultivating present moment awareness, inner wisdom and joy arises.

Can a Gap truly exist?

I had my doubts initially: How can a space be possible if the mind is caught in a constant stream of inner chatter? Thoughts fill your head. They come one after another. Sometimes, they come all at once. Before you have ceased in one thought, another one has already risen. It is a busy mind that all of us have.

Recognizing The Gap: The New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

In the book A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, he says that the space between thoughts probably arise sporadicially. Why we have not been aware about these spaces is because our consciousness had been so mersmerized by experienced and conditioned to identify with form that it does not become aware of inner space. You may be tempted to look for the Gap. However, you will not be able to seek for space; it just arises.

“Discover inner space by creating gaps in the stream of thinking. Without those gaps, your thinking becomes repetitive, uninspired, devoid of any creative spark, which is how it still is for most people on the planet.” — A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

Continued…….

http://www.evelynlim.com/experiencing-the-gap/

Alex,
Many Thanks for the NYmag article on Repeal of Obamacare.
Delicious!
R’s are damned if they do…Damned if they don’t!

The USA’s progressed VENUS is 27 degrees Aries in square to the USA’s natal PLUTO. P-Venus will be conjoined by transiting URANUS on June 1, 2017.

This as well as Jupiter’s T-square lock-in to Uranus and transiting Pluto brings another caution.

Be careful how and on what you spend your money and in what you invest should you play the stock market.

Let Saturn in trine to Uranus be your guide to caution.

http://starcats.com/toc.html

In 2022, the same year as the Pluto return for our Declaration of Independence, a “new” star will appear in the constellation of Cygnus the swan.

Actually it is a contact binary star, KIC 9832227, i.e. two neutron stars in orbit around one another which will collide forming a red nova, very brightly available to the naked eye for about six months. (In reality they collided about 222 CE, but we will receive the light from the event in 2022.)

The best description of it is found here:
http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/01/2022-red-nova

I’ve been pondering what might the significance of this upcoming event be, especially as it coincides with the USA Pluto return. A good website describing the various mythological meanings is found here:

http://www.constellationsofwords.com/Constellations/Cygnus.html

But I find the data confusing. Does anyone have any idea of the social, cultural, economic, political, or spiritual significance of this red nova, relative to astrology?

thanks for your kind words barbk

A Half-Dozen GOP Senators Just Fired A Big Warning Shot On Obamacare Repeal
Cries to slow down and wait for a replacement are getting louder.

Six more!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gop-senators-obamacare-repeal_us_587445d4e4b02b5f858acad3?tlxcq6djbmc0afw29

How We Got Here: American History After “the End of History”

A brilliant analysis of 1989 to the present by prominent historian, Andrew Bacevich of Boston University.

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/01/09/how-we-got-here-american-history-after-end-history

Thank you Nancy for your brilliant analysis and insight into the personality of Donald Trump. It looks bleak but that just means those of us who can tap into the inner light and love of the universe must increase our efforts to do just that to radiate that energy back into the enteric body of our planet and world.

Tom Carney from meditationtraining.org on Interludes

“It is interesting to note that each out breathing cycle is preceded by a Pause. Cosmos “thinks” or pauses before it Acts. You could say, “In the beginning was the Pause.” The ancient Teachings concerning our working in the interludes–

“the place where magic happens,” and that “Energy follows Thought”– applies.

“Think before you speak” is the clichéd residue of the ancient guidance of working in the interludes. “The web pulsates. It contracts and expands. Let the magician seize the midway point and thus release those “prisoners of the planet” whose note is right and justly tuned to that which must be made.” Rule 12 A Treatise on Cosmic Fire

“Thinking” has suffered the same fate of being reduced to meaningless verbiage, as has love, beauty and truth. Thinking is not data processing. Thinking Is not a function of intelligence. Thinking is the art, the skill, the capacity of being conscious.

Consciousness is being, being. It is awareness of Reality. As we develop, or perhaps realize is a better word, our capacity for being conscious on the Buddhic Plane, probably function we we call contemplation, we become useful. That is, we become able to provide a connection, a junction, a link between the Plane of Principle or the Atmic plane with the Higher Mind, the World of Ideas, or as Master M. refers to them Images of Truth.

Intuition/consciousness is the pause between initiating, or inbreathing, and manifesting, or out-breathing. Consciousness, being aware of both, is what links the higher to the lower. Consciousness is being alive.”

Thank you both Angellight and Jerry for those very insisting posts. Angellight you post really is referring to the same thing as Jerry’s, the Gap, Beautiful

Pluto conjunct the Sibly Sun – the architect.

In longitude: Feb 21, Jun 18, and Dec 24, all in 2016.

In right ascension: Feb 28, Jun 10, and Dec 28, all in 2016.

But he is not through designing things with Sibly.

On September 29th, 2017, after the August solar eclipse and all but the final Saturn transit to Sibly’s Neptune Pluto goes stationary direct within 10 minutes of arc in longitude and 5 minutes of right ascension in opposition to the precessed Sibly Sun. That’s an exact opposition. The final one of Pluto to the Sibly Sun just before Saturn’s final opposition to trump’s natal Sun on October 10th and 11th.

In concert with “By: Bob on January 9th, 2017 at 5:11 pm”.

And this one also.

By: Bob on January 7th, 2017 at 7:52 pm

” I think it is possible that trump may face impeachment proceedings twice with a whitewash the first time (wind up March 5th through March 10th 2018) … .)

Assange’s Reddit online press conference backfired with the questioners nailing him down on his contradictions and claims, and comparing him unfavorably with Snowden. I don’t like the man. I consider him a egotist who wants notoriety and control.

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/julian-assange-reddit-ama-classic-internet-trainwreck-173851759.html

CNN:

Intelligence community releases info on Trump’s Russian ties (Trump is a Blackmail target):

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3259984-Trump-Intelligence-Allegations.html

Good grief. How can they inaugurate him with all this? I want to share this on facebook but I wonder if I dare. Wow.

Someone ought to tell Todd he’s been vindicated.

Casey:

I’ve already shared this on Facebook. Buzzfeed is also re-publishing it on its website. Drumpf has thumbed his nose at the intelligence community – including the US, French and M16. A little payback was expected.

Also, for those who doubt the source of the inquiry — it came from oppo research requests from both Trump’s Republican and Dem opponents. This wasn’t started by Clinton. It was asked for by all who ran against him.

I found this story first on Daily Kos:

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/1/10/1619038/-Russian-has-compromising-info-on-Trump

So, this “breaking news”, this “raw intelligence”; am I to understand that it suggests the possibility that Russia has been blackmailing Trump? That possibility is being alluded to. . . I think.

I’m hearing double-speak and frankly can’t get a grip on it until somebody speaks in plain English.

This man CANNOT be sworn in!!!!!! Please do not allow this to happen.

OK:

Hold horses – its oppo research and Buzzfeed has filed a discaplimer saying its unverified. However, if true, what great sounds the music of the night makes!!

(I’ve been binge-watching “Penny Dreadful” and can’t shake it loose! (;-))

disclaimer. no “discaplimer”.

Without a Re-Vote there will be tremendous American Disharmony!
Leading to serious national problems.

One of my friends think that they are taking him down ….( the FBI?) …. we shall see….

Ivanka Trump Vacationing With Vladimir Putin’s Girlfriend. Last Summer:
http://www.dailywire.com/news/8373/ivanka-trump-vacationing-vladimir-putins-hank-berrien

Fe,

I”m pretty sure this is verified. Dan Rather has it on face book and this link is to the story on CNN. The buzzfeed link is more detailed but the story remains the same basically. It seems they own him, because of this and because of the amount of debt he apparently has with the Russian banks.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/10/politics/donald-trump-intelligence-report-russia/index.html

Wasn’t today supposed to be a quiet day astrologically? I thought it was supposed to get ‘busy’ on Thursday.

This is coming out from many numerous sources all over the Internet:
Revealed: Spy bosses told Trump that Kremlin holds ‘blackmail dossier’ – including ‘secret film of him watching degrading sex acts on bed where Obama slept in Moscow’
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4107738/Intelligence-chief-told-Trump-Kremlin-spies-claim-compromising-material-personal-life-including-claims-degrading-sex-acts-Moscow-hotel.html#ixzz4VPeMI6M7
(It’s almost as if the GOP is trying to take Trump down)

I think someone already extricated this passage from the CNN article and posted it above. If they can prove this, it should lead to impeachment. As far as the incriminating info on Trump, it would have to be proven that there was communication with Trump or close surrogates about it.

“The two-page synopsis also included allegations that there was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government, according to two national security officials.”

And so it begins…and that nasty little story about him and the escorts is all over the place and the Puppet is not happy, to say the least.

I hope something substantial surfaces and that saturn gets him good!

Todd? Todd? Todd?

Keith Olbermann –>>> #TheResistanceGQ #19 is about tomorrow’s Trump news conference. If. Recorded before the “pees-ful transition” story pic.twitter.com/Lv4gIgnif4

https://twitter.com/GQMagazine/status/818930243972911104/video/1

I wonder if Trump is going to go through with the Inauguration. He was worrying about the fact that hardly any celebrities were going, and the attendance, and now this. This stuff is good for at least two weeks, and if the CIA is good and professional (and they are) they will continue to leak more and more. Perhaps a video?

dailykos

Coretta Scott King’s letter that helped sink Sessions in 1986 is finally public

By Mark Sumner
Tuesday Jan 10, 2017 · 3:47 PM PST

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday introduced an amendment to require wider congressional approval for any cuts to government healthcare services and Social Security.

Amendment 19 would require a three-fifths majority in the Senate to approve cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security, a rule which Sanders says would help “prevent the Senate from breaking [President-elect] Donald Trump’s promise that ‘there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.'”

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/01/10/sanders-launches-ourfirststand-protect-healthcare-trump-future

Unstoppable Together

http://www.unstoppabletogether.org/

5 Best Moments of Bernie Sanders’ Town Hall on CNN – January 9, 2017

“We’re dealing with a man who is a pathological liar,” Sanders said of Trump.

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/5-best-moments-bernie-sanders-town-hall-cnn

Excerpts from Richard Nolle’s 2017 Astro-forecast.

Jupiter’s December 26, 2016 opposition to Uranus is the first such alignment of these two planets since 2003, and the first to happen with Jupiter in Libra and Uranus in Aries since 1934. You remember – or you’ve read about – 1934, right? It came during the rise of national socialism, from Stalin in the USSR to Hitler in Germany, Franco in Spain and Mussolini in Italy, to FDR in the US. From Hitler’s Reichstag fire to Stalin’s Great Purge and Mussolini’s racial purity laws, to Roosevelt’s New Deal, 1933 was a turning point in the tide of fascism – all under the aegis of the Jupiter-Uranus opposition, in combination with the 1932-1934 Uranus Pluto square. That’s right: the combined Uranus-Pluto square and Jupiter-Uranus opposition that accompanied the 1930s has been with us from 2011 on into 2017. And we wonder why anarchy, populism, nihilism, racism and fascism have reared their ugly heads again, with an intensity not seen in generations?


Another dimension to this transformation is the socio-political, which cannot be separated from the cultural and economic spheres. The 2011-2016 Uranus-Pluto square years – starting with the Arab Spring and Occupy Movements and continuing through the civil wars and culture wars that followed – were the opening salvo in this process. Now, to borrow from the Star Wars mythology, the Empire Strikes Back. Jupiter’s alignment with Uranus means the technology and the Establishment combine to lay siege to the 99%. Think of Brave New World – we’re only a few generations from Alphas and Savages, after all – and then either lead, follow, or get out of the way. Still, the time when resistance is futile is still a generation or so away

http://www.astropro.com/forecast/predict/2017-all.html

Trump – “fake news, political witch hunt”

Oh the irony from the master mover and shaker of fake news and political witch hunts

meant to add – ‘hoisted with his own petard’

Sharon K – saw this comment on a post by astrologer Ray Grasse:

Saturn needs to whoop him where the Sun don’t shine

Steve Judd’s Jupiter sextile saturn 2017 sez around minute 1 that he expects Trump out within a year and that he will start looking at Pence’s chart.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0IiSBY8CXI

‘hoisted with his own petard’ Too right Kiwi…karma dipping toe in water

The Richard Nolle forecast is kind of dramatic and although he said don’t get hung-up on exact dates, the mars/saturn square on or about 1/19 with its portent of conflicts, etc., made me worry a little about the Women’s March on Washington scenario. As far as Trump being out within a year, that is beginning to look more and more believable. Take that, Joni Patry! (…where the sun don’t shine, right Sassy Grace?) Watching degrading sex acts on the bed where the Obamas slept? Yech!!

I agree that Trump is unlikely to last long & would love it, Nancy, if you could let those of us without the astological skills here know what Pence’s chart indicates.

I thank the heavens today for the jokes on the internet today about Trump and golden showers; it’s the first time I’ve been able to laugh about Trump since he ‘won’ the election.

Sharon,
It is quite plausible that Trump could be out within a year or so, but I’m concerned Mr.Pence would be worse than Trump, only smoother.

While I would not be thrilled with Pence, at least he won’t blow up the world, and the lack of a personality cult means his other influence would also be limited.

I wonder if it will be less than a year. This stuff is pretty humiliating and less than heroic image for him. This stuff makes him the butt of jokes, very nasty ones indeed. And for a narcissist like Trump it’s got to be pretty awful. It would be for anyone, but for someone who needs constant adulation-it’s truly, truly awful.

He will lash out-maybe stroke out over this.

In light of the recent intelligence disclosures swirling around Russia’s nefarious interference in the US elections with alleged assistance from several Trump surrogates, no doubt, over time this could erode confidence and legitimacy in the Trump administration. Given the extenuating circumstances, it seems plausible the environment for a potential Perfect Storm is brewing that can spawn a Wag The Dog type scenario, with real bullets and real bombs involved. Trump’s thin skinned nature and propensity to strike out against imaginary foes is fairly predictable. The culprit? IRAN. Just take a look at the recent headlines. Tensions are definitely escalating in the Persian Gulf………

Rafsanjani Death A blow To Iran Reformers As Trump Presidency Looms In U.S.

Reuters
January 10, 2017

https://www.yahoo.com/news/rafsanjani-death-blow-iran-reformers-trump-presidency-looms-134041647.html

Will Iran Attack The US? Strait Of Hormuz Intensifies As Navy Destroyer Fires Warning Shots Toward Speeding Ships

International Business Times
Jan 9, 2017

“………The news arrived as the future of U.S.-Iranian relations remain unclear, with Iran recently warning President-elect Donald Trump not to toss the nuclear deal President Barack Obama’s White House administration spearheaded in 2015.

Trump’s strong rhetoric against similar incidents by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard could indicate a tougher response from U.S. ships like the USS Mahan under the next White House administration. The president-elect vowed that any Iranian ship harassing U.S. Navy vessels would be “shot out of the water” during a campaign rally in September.

Continued…..

http://www.ibtimes.com/will-iran-attack-us-strait-hormuz-intensifies-navy-destroyer-fires-warning-shots-2472282

Continued in the next entry below………….

Continued from above…….

How Trump’s Navy Could Mix It Up With Iranian Attack Boats

Washington Examiner
Jan 10, 2017

If Iranian boats harassed a U.S. destroyer in the Strait of Hormuz on Jan. 28 like they did on Jan. 8, one expert says it’s unlikely the president-elect would take it lying down.

On Sunday, the destroyer USS Mahan was forced to fire warning shots at Iranian fast boats speeding toward it with their weapons manned after audio warnings failed to stop them. The Pentagon deemed the move “unsafe and unprofessional,” and the boats broke off after the shots were fired.

Once President-elect Trump takes office this month, he’ll be presented with a list of options on how to respond to situations like this. Bryan McGrath, the managing director of the FerryBridge Group, said what choices Trump makes will almost certainly be different from those made by President Obama.

“I don’t think any administration after the Obama administration, and especially the Trump administration, are going to sit back and allow the Iranians to continue to do this. This is dangerous,” said McGrath, a retired naval officer who commanded the destroyer USS Bulkeley, which is the class of ship that fired on the Iranians. “I don’t think that a President Trump is going to have much of an appetite for this kind of crap and quite frankly I don’t blame him.”

Continued…

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/how-trumps-navy-could-mix-it-up-with-iranian-attack-boats/article/2611352

Here’s Donald Trump expressing his thoughts on the previous September 10th Iran-US incident on the high seas….

Pensacola, Florida (CNN) Donald Trump vowed Friday that if Iran inappropriately approached US ships, they would be “shot out of the water.”
“And by the way, with Iran, when they circle our beautiful destroyers with their little boats and they make gestures that our people — that they shouldn’t be allowed to make, they will be shot out of the water,” he said at a rally here.

– End of Quote –

According to one astrologer, the first BIG crisis impacting the Trump administration will likely begin with the Feb. 10/11 lunar eclipse. Although the astrologer doesn’tt delve into the particulars, it’s easy to see why he chose this particular date.

Here’s the Feb. lunar eclipse chart:

http://astrologyking.com/wp-content/uploads/lunar-eclipse-february-2017-800×445.gif

Continued in the next entry below……

Continued from above…….

Feb 10/11 Lunar Eclipse at 22 ’28 Leo.

Points of contact to Donald Trumps natal chart.

1) First and foremost; the lunar eclipses’ sextile -trine to Trump’s Moon-Sun degrees at 21 ’12 Sag – 22 ’55 Gemni.

2) The eclipse’s sextile – trine to tr. Jupiter (23 ’06 Libra) and semi-sextile – quincunx to Donald Trump’s natal Saturn (23 ’49 Cancer).

3) The eclipse’s wider orb t square to Donald Trump’s natal MC (24 ’22 Taurus) and Mars (26 ’47 Leo).

One of the charts often used for Iran, the defining moment that characterizes modern Iran of today is the day victory was proclaimed in the islamic revolution, following the overthrow of the Shah. Here’s the chart:

http://www.thefutureminders.com/astrology-horoscope-channel/Astrology/Iran-astrology-Chart.htm

Amazingly, the lunar eclpse precisely opposes the February 11, 1979 iran chart’s Sun (22 ’01 Aquarius) in close t square to Iran’s natal Uranus (20 ’55 Scorpio) and sextile natal Pluto (19 ’06).

One can’t imagine a more perfect day for a diversionary tactic fight with Iran. There’s just one small problem involved in this though. What if Iran decides to retaliate with its modest nuclear arsenal. A “dirty” bomb detonated in NYC perhaps? For reasons stated earlier, I have reason to believe the February 22nd Mars-Pluto square (18 Aries – Capr.) could be a black day in American history with its direct hits to the US progressed Mars (18 Libra) and Iran’s April 1, ’79 charts natal Pluto (18 Libra) with Iran’s natal Venus (3 Pisces) conjunct Tr. Sun/ South Node at the Mars-Pluto midpoint.

Here’s the April 1, 1979 Republic of Iran Chart for quick reference….

http://garybrandastrology.com/images/Iran'sChart.gif

Will Trump’s main nemesis turn out to be Iran?

Meet Jim “Mad Dog” Mattis, Trump’s Iran Hawk Choice For Secretary of Defense

Vox
Dec 6, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run the Pentagon, retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, has said “it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot” Taliban fighters, told Iraqi leaders that “if you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all,” and accused the Obama administration of naiveté for inking a nuclear deal with Iran that will slow, but not stop, Tehran’s path to a bomb.

Continued…..

http://www.vox.com/world/2016/12/1/13718282/pentagon-jim-mad-dog-mattis-trump-iran-hawk-russia-secretary-of-defense-general

More evidence pointing to possible confrontation with Iran……

Will the Trump Administration Start a War with Iran?

The National Interest
Dec 7, 2016

“……… Ingredients are falling, tragically, into place for a possible war with Iran. We have seen this play before, although some of the cast has changed. Flynn’s leaning on intelligence officers to scrape together evidence to support his predetermined, and false, assertion about Iranian culpability in Benghazi eerily resembles the leaning by the George W. Bush White House, led by Vice President Cheney, on intelligence officers to scrape together evidence to support the predetermined, and false, assertion that the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein was allied with Al Qaeda. Mattis’s statements about Iran and ISIS, some of which imply an alliance between the two, also have some of the same odor of the pro-war sales campaign of fourteen years ago.

Continued…..

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/paul-pillar/will-the-trump-administration-start-war-iran-18652?page=2

– Continued from above –

The Iraq War came about partly because enough people who had been committed to that expedition for years were put in positions of power to get an inexperienced president—for whom the war served other role-defining purposes—to go along. Now we are about to get the least prepared president in U.S. history, with little capacity on his part for questioning whatever assertions are voiced by the retired generals or others around him. At least George W. Bush, although lacking foreign policy experience, could have learned something from his father, who had been president, envoy to the United Nations and to China, and director of central intelligence. Donald Trump’s father was, like Donald, a real estate developer.

– Continued from above –

9/11 made possible the change in the American public mood necessary to sell the Iraq War. It won’t, however, take anything on the scale of 9/11 (which, remember, had nothing to do with Iraq anyway) to help catalyze a war against Iran. A lesser terrorist attack, or maybe an incident at sea, could serve the purpose. Assertive, forward U.S. military operations would increase the chance of such an incident, and once an incident occurs, it can be exploited and slanted for war-making purposes beyond the facts of the incident itself. (See Gulf of Tonkin, 1964.)

Trump has more appointments to make relevant to policy on Iran.

And for those wanting a different perspective not brought to you by the ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’ media:

Chris Hedges:

‘The Real Purpose of the U.S. Government’s Report on Alleged Hacking by Russia’

http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Real-Purpose-of-the-U-by-Chris-Hedges-Russia-And-Us-Conflict_Russia-Bashing_Russian-Hacking-170110-1.html
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‘US Intel Agencies Try to Strong-Arm Trump into War With Russia’

http://www.opednews.com/articles/US-Intel-Agencies-Try-to-S-by-Mike-Whitney-Russia-And-Us-Conflict_Russia-Bashing_Russian-Hacking_Syria-170110-62.html

Diana: You are welcome; yes when I saw Jerry’s post on the gap and since I had just read similar info also from Carney, I thought I would post here as they were both adhering to the same idea.

“Intel document accuses Trump personally of treason It started last month when Senator John McCain gave the FBI a dossier outlining contacts between the Trump campaign team and Russian intelligence services. The dossier included evidence that Russia had “slam dunk” material, including video of Trump proving him to be a pedophile. ”

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/01/10/trump-presidency-stillbirth-mccain-intel-chiefs-say-trump-owned/

Insightful Tweet from @floridarocket

“So easy for Trump to put this Putin story to bed. Just release your tax returns. The fact you won’t do it tells us so much about its validity.”

I dare to propose that Mike Pence may very well be worse than Donald Duckbreath. Why, because Pence is one uptight, uber-righteous rigid person. There seems to be no wiggle room in his mindset.

In the meantime, are any of you watching the special report/Trump news conference. From Duckbreath’s present comments, he is still fighting (and clearly very threatened) by Hillary Clinton. We are living in a surrealistic nightmare. The projected psyche of DT is becoming “reality” for his devotees. He remains utterly immersed in the machinations of his own grandiosity and invincibility.

As Nancy brilliantly wrote,

“In service to this boundless narcissism, every fact is twisted and contorted to elevate him and denigrate all detractors. Every political player is intimidated to fall in line or be tweeted into the (hopefully) rhetorical firing squad of his minions. Thus, the Russians could not have hacked the US election because it might lessen Trump’s glorious victory. The intelligence community must be dishonest and politicized because they have concluded that the Russians, led by Vladimir Putin, interfered to support Trump’s win. ”

This “presidency” is an utter, psychotic farce.

Not sure how reliable the Daily Mirror UK is but they featured a story regarding a possible scandal if proven true regarding the new elected president and the allegations of blackmailing from Russia. They state that Obama and DJT were briefed on the dossier by top intelligence people. Not a good way to start the presidency.

Kellyanne Conway has a steady stream of squares from transiting saturn to natal Saturn, Uranus and Pluto, every month between February and June.

Because these dates are so close if an orb of 1 degree is allowed the squares are in effect every day from January 30th through June 17th and October 30th through December 8th.

Exact dates (right ascension)

Feb 9 sq Uranus

Mar 5 sq Saturn

Mar 21 sq Pluto

Stationary Rx Apr 7

Apr 22 sq Pluto

May 8 sq Saturn

Jun 3 sq Uranus

Nov 8 sq Uranus

Nov 23 sq Saturn

Nov 29 sq Pluto

Thanks, Bob, very pleasing news. Kellyanne is very difficult to like. Most of the women I know detest her. There is definitely something smug about her but I suspect that it is part self-confidence and part-acting to put on a show of confidence.

As far as Russia having something on Trump, the article Mima posted reiterates all of the pro-Russia positions Trump has taken (and he appears to be anti-NATO as well). It does give one pause as to exactly why he has taken these positions. Putin and his associates are pretty tough customers. I don’t see them as innocent victims of the U.S.’s intention to provoke war with Russia at all. The 3 power brokers in the world, the U.S., Russia, and China, have continued to play a game of competitive oneupmanship and the tension is real and necessary, but all three countries also know that when it comes to the larger questions of terrorism and climate change, as well as world peace, we must act in concert.

As far as war with Iran, Iran (which has Arian/Mars influences) has appeared to be provoking us into the first move for quite a while now. I’m trying to figure out how military action against Iran would benefit them. Would we reinstate sanctions or are they confident enough that they are now in a position of strength and it would not matter, and they could then drop out of the nuclear agreement and do what they want in terms of developing bombs? (I find it hard to believe they aren’t doing it secretly anyway).

“As in the past, the day will be cold. Melania will hold the Bible. The kids will stand by proudly. The new President will recite his lines carefully, smile broadly and change history. And American international leadership, a constant since 1945, will end with the presidential inauguration of Donald J. Trump on Jan. 20, 2017.

“That’s not because Trump is bound to fail where his predecessors have succeeded. Given the rise of other countries with enough power to shrug off U.S. pressure – and other factors, like the ability of smaller powers to punch above their weight in cyberspace – this moment was inevitable. America will remain the sole superpower for the foreseeable future – only the U.S. can project military muscle, economic clout and cultural influence into every region of the world. But Trump’s election marks an irreversible break with the past, one with global implications.

“For at least the next four years, America’s interactions with other nations will be guided not by convictions that U.S. leadership is good for America and the world but by Trump’s transactional approach. This will force friends and foes alike to question every assumption they’ve made about what Washington will and will not do. Add a more assertive China and Russia to the greater willingness of traditional U.S allies to hedge their bet on American plans and it’s clear that we’ve reached a turning point Trump is not an isolationist, but he’s certainly a unilateralist, and a proudly selfish one. Even if he wanted to engage the G-7 or G-8 or G-20 to get things done – and he doesn’t – it has become unavoidably obvious that the transition toward a leaderless world is now complete. The G-zero era I first predicted nearly six years ago is now fully upon us. No matter how long Trump remains in the White House, a crucial line has been crossed. The fallout will outlive his presidency, because Trump has proved that tens of millions of American s like this idea.”

Quote from story in Time Magazine dtd Dec. 26, 2016/Jan 2, 2017, by Ian Bremmer entitled “The era of American global leadership is over. Here’s what comes next”

Bob,

What does that mean for Kellyanne? Can you explain what that configuration indicates for her?

Thank you.

Elizabeth, as I have stated several times before there is no telling exactly what any aspect will produce. In thousands of years of it’s history there is no record of concistant exact predictions in astrology. Ball park forecasts yes.

For Conway – difficult times.

Gee, somehow I knew that both Helen and Jerry would drop some of their special patriotism here. Thanks for not disappointing, guys.

Will,
RE:
“I dare to propose that Mike Pence may very well be worse than Donald Duckbreath. Why, because Pence is one uptight, uber-righteous rigid person. There seems to be no wiggle room in his mindset.”

I agree entirely. The sad truth is the R’s weren’t going to allow any reasonable candidate to win the nomination this past election year. Even Gov. Kasich, who was considered the most reasonable and sane of the bunch, wanted to establish a cabinet level position for the promotion of Christianity! So much for the First Amendment!

Although Trump is absurd beyond belief, a disgusting clown, IMHO Ted Cruz was the most dangerous of this rat pack, and Pence isn’t far behind. Pence and Cruz are Christo-Fascists who potentially could be as bad as Francisco Franco. If, and/or when Fascism arrives in the US, it will surely have as Sinclair Lewis noted a very American and very Christian face. I fear it is not far away.

Impeach and convict Trump!???!!
Let us be careful what we pray/hope for.

Consistent not concistant.

Republicans will want to keep their jobs after trump is gone whenever that may be so I hope many of them will not rubber stamp his objectives concerning social services for the majority of citizens after the reason for the upsetting votes in this election.

Interesting .

https://macroastro.wordpress.com/2017/01/01/is-trump-the-new-caligula/

Tweet from @RVAwonk

“The arc of the moral universe does not automatically lean towards justice. We must bend it.” -@CoryBooker at Sessions’ confirmation hearing

Bob,

For Conway-difficult times.

that was all I was looking for. I didn’t mean to ask for specifics, I just sincerely didn’t know if that was positive or negative.

Thank you.

Trump reflecting his own stuff again with any criticism of him “are we living in Nazi Germany”

I saw a cute post on my fb today:

Stupid people are like glow sticks. I want to snap them and shake the sh*t out of them until the light comes on.

(What a difficult 4-years this will be)
Seth Meyers Confronts Kellyanne Conway About the Latest Trump and Russia Allegations:
http://www.vulture.com/2017/01/meyers-kellyanne-conway-talk-trump-bombshell.html

Abilene, Love it!

Saw this one yesterday “the only people mad at you for speaking the truth are those living a lie”

Elisio
“Will,
RE:

The sad truth is the R’s weren’t going to allow any reasonable candidate to win the nomination this past election year. Even Gov. Kasich, who was considered the most reasonable and sane of the bunch, wanted to establish a cabinet level position for the promotion of Christianity! So much for the First Amendment!

Although Trump is absurd beyond belief, a disgusting clown, IMHO Ted Cruz was the most dangerous of this rat pack, and Pence isn’t far behind. Pence and Cruz are Christo-Fascists who potentially could be as bad as Francisco Franco.”

Yes and boy is this a scary situation, how did we get to this that a reality tv idiot may be better than some of the others because they are so so far right and rigid and everything we need to get rid of in this country?

And kiwi I thought the same thing about the projection thing with trump on nazi germany

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/11/politics/donald-trump-law-firm-russia/index.html

Law firm representing Trump won won Russia’s 2016 law firm of the year award??!! You can’t make this stuff up!

When transiting Salacia, a trans Neptunian object (TNO) entered the sign of Aries in April 2016, I expected to see screaming headlines at some point about some famous person doing something of a salacious nature. This was because 1+ Aries is the degree of the U.S. Sibly chart’s IC. I never saw or heard anything of that nature and soon forgot about it.

Early in July, just in time for the U.S. solar return, transiting Salacia stationed retrograde at 1 Aries 0, and appears in the U.S. solar return 2016 as such. Transiting Saturn and transiting Neptune, both retrograde, were square at the time and both were aspecting Trump’s natal Pallas (the strategist). This was also about the time the Republican Convention was gearing up.

I’m wondering now if that wasn’t around the time the intelligence info (or whatever the source was) on the supposed Trump misbehavior (that the Russians had proof of) began to surface. Because transiting Salacia is at the very bottom (the roots) of the U.S. natal chart it will be there for a pretty long time (slow mover + retrograde movement).

In Trump’s natal chart the asteroid Askalaphus (the tattletale) is at 0+ Aquarius retrograde. (Askalaphus was the guy who ratted out on Persephone and her pomegranate seed consumption). This would put transiting Salacia sextile Trump’s natal Askalaphus, which seems harmless enough but I thought I’d mention it.

Eliseo,

You’re right – Cruz is absolutely insane. The creepy thing about Pence is that he presents far more rational and composed than Cruz.

I keep thinking (perhaps hoping) I will wake up soon to find that Donald Trump as President was nothing but part of a bizarre dream narrative. I remind myself that this too, shall pass.

I am grateful for daily meditation and self-invoked serenity. It saves me.

Oh Will, wish I could share you calm & serenity. I cry almost everyday!
“Beware” ‘Justice Scalia’s Warning to President Trump:
In a memo dated more than 40 years ago, the late Supreme Court justice told future presidents and vice presidents that having apparent conflicts of interest would open them up to ‘damaging criticism.’ http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/22/inside-scalia-s-lost-conflict-of-interest-memo.html

patty,

Don’t let Trump ruin your life – if you cry because of him, he wins! Don’t let yourself be his victim. You are better than him!

Will,
I too am grateful for spiritual practice to get through this as I strongly suspect it is all far more serious than most imagine.

I sincerely hope I am wrong in saying that although it is true “this too, shall pass,” I feel the situation will probably become far worse before it does pass. Some of us may well be sacrificed before we are done with this burgeoning era. In the words of the psalmists “How long, O Lord?”

I feel haunted by the progressed retrograde Mars relative to our Sibly chart. If memory serves it will be 2086 before progressed Mars goes direct. I’m hoping the progressed retrograde Mars effect is NOT what we are looking at/experiencing here.

I’m also recalling that void of course moon in 2009 when President Obama was first inaugurated.

barbk

Re: Trump’s 00 Aquarius degree
conjunct Oath of Office Sun 00AQ

N/Askalaphus 00 Aquarius – Donald Trump (indiscreet, looked at with dismay, apprehension or revulsion)

http://markandrewholmes.com/askalaphus.html

.sextile

SALACIA (an opportunity over which we lose our head)

Trump carried away by the belief that status of U.S. presidency will make him happy)

Transiting Salacia 01 Aries rx
US Sibly IC 01 Aries

Kiwi,

Spot on! It’s never been more evident than these days.

Kasich would have been another Dubya as POTUS, marginally more intelligent in some ways, but as dumb or even dumber(?) in others. I loathe the notion so seemingly common in left/progressive circles that he would have been preferable to Trump, having put up with him as governor here in Ohio since 2010. He’s getting his comeuppance now with Trump’s people taking control of the Ohio GOP in revenge, and will likely now never be president, much as he dreamed of becoming Ohio’s 9th, but I had always hoped this denial and defeat would come to him in the form of a reenergized progressive left, than a deranged, neo-reactionary right.

In any case, the 2010s are definitely shaping up more than anything else as the age of hyper-conservative reactions to change, and we’ve still got more conjunctions from Uranus-Eris, and Saturn-Pluto to come. Doesn’t seem that we will be able to catch our collective breath much until after the early 2020s.

If all that weren’t enough, we also have a Pluto-Eris square coming up in the early 2020s, a cycle that seems to have closely tracked big changes in industry, dating back to a single conjunction in Sagittarius in the 1750s (birth of modern industry/manufacturing in England). Opening square was in the late 1910s/early 1920s (post-WWI industrial boom/”roaring 20s”) I believe, and the opposition was during the 1970s (collapse of American manufacturing/Rust Belt). What will the closing square bring us? Seems like we’re heading towards more automation (3d printing, driverless cars, etc.) with dire implications for centralized corporate control. Perhaps technological advances leading to decentralization and disempowerment of corporate elites, in favor of the neglected working classes. Not long afterwards, we also see Pluto leave Capricorn–bye bye corporate/Wall Street power.

Pence gets hit by the Aug 21 solar eclipse.

Eclipse Saturn at 260°29′ will station square his natal Mars/Neptune midpoint (think fear, terror) at 169°46′ (at 170°38′ when precession corrected). 170°38′ + 90° = 260°38′.

And transit Saturn’s station will be opposite his natal Mercury (80°51′ [+ 180° = 260°51′]). Bad news.

I think he will see the writing on the wall even if he escapes trouble at that time.

Former MI-6 spy known to U.S. agencies is author of reports on Trump in Russia http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-steele-idUSKBN14W0HN?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social

Patty,

Saturn is restrictive, limiting. Transit Saturn is going to conjunct trump’s Moon and then oppose his Sun.

Here are a few terms descriptive of what trump has coming his way: binding, bounding, choking, confining, constrictive, contrary, counterproductive, cramping, crosswise, excluding, hindering, in the way, inadmissible, inhibiting, interrupting, obstructing, preclusive, preventive, prohibitive, repressive, stifling, strangling, suppressive, troublesome, and any other terms for hard times you can come up with.

What’s in your chart?

January 12th Full Moon

http://1vlvnaa07ry3zp66wnhasyel1.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FM-jan.gif

continued – Full Moon

Cardinal Grand Cross ( world stage)

Sun 22CP
.square
Transpluto 22AR
.square
Moon 22CA
.square
Jupiter 22LI

===

Yod by Synastry

Saturn 22SG
.inconjunct
Moon 22CA
US Fed Gov Midheaven 22TA

Trivia

Truth is stranger than fiction (extracted from Snopes).

In November 2016, a clip from an episode of the 1950s western television series Trackdown was published to YouTube, along with the claim that it “predicted Donald Trump” by featuring a snake oil salesman character named “Trump” who claimed that only he could prevent the end of the world … by building a wall around the town.

The television series Trackdown really did produce an episode featuring a “Trump” character who came to town claiming that only he could prevent the end of the world by building a wall (and also sold special force propelling umbrellas to deflect meteorites). The episode (S1, E30) aired on CBS in 1958 and was titled “The End of the World,” featuring actor Lawrence Dobkin playing the role of “Walter Trump.”

Here’s the youtube 3 minute clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs6UcgiDwg0

_______________________________________

Andy Griffith Predicts Trump/ Video: 1 minute 32 seconds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_m3vdPLQ68

Going to watch those video jerry , crazy stuff huh?

Not sure if anyone posted this yet

http://www.daykeeperjournal.com/2017/01/2017-dimensional-flux/

I havent seen too much about the fact in numerology this year is a 1 year. Start of a new cycle? Certainly a trump presidency is changing everything.

Today’s full moon in right ascension finds his natal Sun and Moon opposition on the cusp of the 12 th house (for those who use houses) tied there by full moon Saturn. And the full moon on his natal Saturn just slightly more than 1 degree away from the Asc-Desc axis.

Could unca donald be worried?

http://i.imgur.com/ihoQkRL.gif

will: You’re right – Cruz is absolutely insane. The creepy thing about Pence is that he presents far more rational and composed than Cruz.

Keep word is ‘presents’.

When Pence does that awe shucks head dodge “duck” thingy it annoys me to know end.

We know Pence is lying. He knows he’s lying but the truth doesn’t seem to matter any more and it hasn’t mattered for a very long time.

alex, many thanks for the Askalaphus info and for noting the Inauguration Day Sun at 0+ Aquarius. It reminded me of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction degree in December 2020, also 0+ Aquarius.

The present Jupiter-Saturn cycle had its beginning at 22+ Taurus which, when added to today’s Full Moon chart’s sextile between Jupiter (22+ Libra) and Saturn (22+ Sagittarius) and Juno (22+ Sagittarius) is the apex point (release of Yod energy).

In that chart (May 28, 2000) for the start of the present day Jupiter-Saturn cycle Mars was at 17+ Gemini, the same degree where Trump’s Uranus is found and his Uranus trines his Jupiter at 17+ Libra.

In the 2000 Jupiter-Saturn chart which shows the pattern that Jupiter and Saturn will express their energies through from 2000 to 2020, Mars in Gemini trines Uranus (20+ Aquarius) who squares Jupiter and Saturn in Taurus. In other words, Mars will make it easy (trine) for Uranus in his challenge (square) to the Saturn-Jupiter (societies) cycle.

Today’s New Moon chart’s Venus-Neptune conjunction in Pisces is squaring the 2000 Jupiter-Saturn chart’s Pluto at 11+ Sagittarius (foreign). Today’s Venus-Neptune conjunction also sextiles Trump’s Pallas (the Planner) at 11+ Capricorn. That means that today’s Venus-Neptune conjunction activates the Pluto (expose and destroy) component in the present Jupiter-Saturn cycle while it provides support for Trump’s plans.

Trump’s plans will likely involve strategy (natal Pallas) regarding his unexpected shocking data (Uranus in Gemini) regarding his foreign partners (Jupiter in Libra).

Transiting Salacia backed up to conjunct Trump’s Vesta (vestal virgins?) at 28+ Pisces and has now reached 29 Pisces. When she again returns to the IC of the U.S. Sibly chart (1+ Aries) we could hear further revelations on this matter.

Another article on gaslighting:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/10/opinions/donald-trump-is-gaslighting-america-ghitis/index.html

At least the concept is getting around and being associated with Trump.

~per wonkette

The Senate Stayed Up All Night

The Senate stayed up all night, dancing around the naked skeleton of Obamacare laid out on the plush carpet of Capitol Hill.

The 51-48 vote to do Senate shenanigans to it ended around 1:30 AM, when no one was paying attention.

Trump Finds Controversy, Attacks It—and Moves On – The Wall Street Journal
https://apple.news/AbdzcfOQvQCyeEz666gcUHA

Anyone read this WAPO article? This is why he keeps getting away with what he does and the press conference yesterday though a disaster from our eye in Fox News and his fans eyes was a raving success.

Why they didn’t mention that he had paid to have his people clap for him though is.l beyond me. Welcome to the twilight zone

The thing is to most people who don’t know much about Pence he comes across as decent and nice on the exterior. He doesn’t give me chills like Cruz does at all. It’s only what I learned about him basically being a religious lunatic and the like that keeps my radar up On the surface he doesn’t give me chills.

Exactly Nancy, trump tends to bend reality the way that Steve Jobs did. That is why I advise people to read the Scott Adams blog, he has it all laid out how Trump is a master persuader and how what he’s done ihas worked as disturbing as it is the rest of us

From FB Sharon Deep

“This week in review:
1. Trump fires all Ambassadors and Special Envoys, ordering them out by inauguration day.
2. House brings back the Holman rule allowing them to reduce individual civil service, SES positions, or political appointee’s salary to $1, effectively firing them by amendment to any piece of legislation. We now know why they wanted names and positions of people in Energy and State.
3. Senate schedules 6 simultaneous hearings on cabinet nominees and triple-books those hearings with Trump’s first press conference in months and an ACA budget vote, effectively preventing any concentrated coverage or protest.
4. House GOP expressly forbids the Congressional Budget Office from reporting or tracking ANY costs related to the repeal of the ACA.
5. Trump continues to throw the intelligence community under the bus to protect Putin, despite the growing mountain of evidence that the Russians deliberately interfered in our election.
6. Trump breaks a central campaign promise to make Mexico pay for the wall by asking Congress (in other words, us, the taxpayers) to pay for it.
7. Trump threatens Toyota over a new plant that was never coming to the US nor will take jobs out of the US
8. House passes the REINS act, giving them veto power over any rules enacted by any federal agency or department–for example, FDA or EPA bans a drug or pesticide, Congress can overrule based on lobbyists not science. Don’t like that endangered species designation, Congress kills it.”

A sad time for America

Dear Bob, You asked: “What’s in your chart”? Contact me, I’ll share it with you @ Sugapea5@gmail.com…I look forward to sharing it with you.

Was thinking yesterday of all the astrologers who wrongly predicted that Trump would lose, because his aspects seemed so stressful, and he seemed so sad on election day.

It all makes sense now. By winning, he knew his time being blackmailed by Russia would go on and on, maybe for four years. It’s no telling how far Russia will take it, how bad the things are that they will ask him to do.

No way out for him. Stay and be Putin’s puppet or refuse and be seen by the world as a traitor with what’s likely a horribly embarrassing sex tape.

Wait — traitor. He’d end up in prison, right? Or he should.

This I know for sure, Karma is still quietly following the Puppet, biding time. I give it 18 months.

“In sum, there is nothing that happened on Wednesday that alleviated the danger Trump’s presidency is now in due to the Steele memo, and much to suggest that things just got far worse for him and his team.

The NBC News report the Trump transition team spent all day trumpeting simply had nothing to do with the content of the Steele memo, only whether CNN was correct that the memo was physically “presented” to Trump during his briefing. And NBC’s subsequent misuse of the word “disinformation” in its breathless reporting-cum-CNN takedown—”disinformation” being a word it takes from a single source who wasn’t at the briefing, and which conflicts with all other reporting on this issue, given what the word means—is possibly a greater journalistic malfeasance than the accidental error committed by CNN yesterday.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/7-reasons-the-memogate-controversy-got-much-worse-for_us_5876de6be4b0f8a7254484d6

You can sign up for Nicholas Kristof’s Free Newsletters, he sends them out periodically. This one will touch your heart: (Wish we could all touch Trump’s & Close-Minded Conservative Hearts)

“As Donald Trump Denies Climate Change, These Kids Die of It”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/opinion/sunday/as-donald-trump-denies-climate-change-these-kids-die-of-it.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_nk_20170111&nl=nickkristof&nl_art=0&nlid=69666038&ref=headline&te=1

I see it now
– putin/corrupt Russia thinks, ‘how can we neutralize our enemy?’

Divide and conquer strategy – help an egocentric buffoon to the top then cut him off at the knees making him look foolish any way possible. Then ‘our’ nemesis, the USA, will be without clear leadership and we can step in and fill the void, calling all the shots globally as we want things to be.

Kiwi – agree wholeheartedly. Whatever happens, they’ve already won. This country will be demoralized for a while.

Now to Steve Judd – has anyone seen this yet. Wow! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAF281a_5YU

and then there is this from Japanese newspaper. 42 trademark applications in Trump’s name pending approval in China
“china trademarks risk UD constitutional crisis”

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/01/11/world/politics-diplomacy-world/trumps-china-trademarks-risk-constitutional-crisis/#.WHgdB42B-Uk

typo – UD should be US

Some good news about #4 in Angellight’s post of Sharon Deep’s info – Phew!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028452585

There’s still the others, but….I needed this.

wow!!
moving!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nD9GxZ0HT0

Over the Rainbow – in German

chttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faewaeFdL6Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQUJ_jFSJDo

in Dutch

thanks for posting alex
– Bruddah IZ, that gentle giant, is sorely missed.

what gets me about the mood with biden speaking, is a palpable sense of mourning for the different sense of values that will be coming to the white house in just a week.

Thanks Kiwi, I think you’re right about Putin, Trump & the U.S. And there is no doubt that the U.S.’s standing in the rest of the world has been greatly diminished already by the Trump circus.

Double wow kiwi!

Yes, thanks for posting Alex.

We can never get too much of the good.

OBAMA TRIBUTE – JOEY GALLANT
https://youtu.be/6vl_RkHbHjA

I like Steve Judd a lot. God I hope he’s right.
Some of the comments though are absolutely crazy, why are trump supporters even looking at his videos you have to wonder, they think trump is practically a God , talk about drinking the koolaid .

M! That huffington article was well the read

Neptune as final depositor.
It will continue as it started, scandal, treachery, propoganda, lies, illusion.
it really has been a stark clearcut message to all of us in the last few years. South Node in Pisces Neptune in Pisces and Chiron. Neptune square Saturn in Sag.

We must must address our issues with fantasy, lies, escapism through the internet and addictions. And most of all the continuous manipulation of facts.The media needs to take major responsibility for the US results and the UKs.
The Vrgo North node has been pointing the way.
Commonsense based on reality, reason, discernment, honesty.
And Murdoch, the string puller and unraveller.

http://www.mountainastrologer.com/standards/editor's%20choice/articles/science_ast.html

Big League Scientists and Astrology
by Bruce Scofield

Article in our newspaper about women across the US knitting tens of thousands of pink cat hats. Called the Pussyhat Project. Will be given to the women marching in Washington on Inauguration Day. The hats refer to the disempowering insult used by the UnPresident on the “Access Hollywood” video.

There is a nationwide shortage of pink yarn.

In his first press conference yesterday, Don refuted the claim that he watched Russian prostitutes urinate by stating he is a big “germaphobe”. This by a man who “grabs women by the pussy”.

GOP’s Rush to Rubber-Stamp Trump Nominees: Destroy What We Can, While We Can! GOP all has reservations about the man. Sometimes very grave reservations. How could they not? But he’s useful to them because he’s going to let them do the thing they’ve been yearning to do for 30 Years—Dismantle Vestiges of Liberalism from the Obama Term Back To The New Deal. “To them, the Trump presidency means one thing: ‘We assume this unstable man might serve only one term, so let’s destroy everything we can while we can’.
CLOCK’S TICKING: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/10/gop-s-rush-to-rubber-stamp-trump-nominees-destroy-what-we-can-while-we-can.html

More than 500 years ago, 16th century philosopher and “Italian Nostradamus” Matteo Tafuri foretold that snow would fall two days in a row in the Italian seaside region of Salento. Tafuri warned that when this happened, “Salento of palm trees and mild south wind, snowy Salento but never after the touch. Two days of snow, two flashes in the sky, I know the world ends, but I do not yearn.”

Residents say “it never snows,” but this week, the town observed two consecutive days of snowfall.

Inquisitr noted that people have been concerned about warning signs that Campi Flegrei might soon erupt. Scientists have projected that the devastation a full-scale eruption could cause would be tantamount to a meteor impact.

http://trueviralnews.com/superstitions-flourish-after-500-year-old-apocalypse-prophecy-shows-signs-of-coming-true/

Campi Flegrei’s eruption supposedly wiped out the Neanderthals.

1672 Isaac Newton published paper which established that a)color is an intrinsic property of light b) refrangibility is linked to color

This was a big deal: Summary of 1672 Transits (using date 1/13/1672) & Natal Isaac Newton Horoscope

1672, T/Mars 28SC (N.Neptune 28SC)

1672, T/Vesta 23GE (opposite N/Lilith 23SG)

1672, T/Pluto,T/Moon 02CA (N/Eris 00CA)

===

Grand Fire Trine by Synasry

1672,T/Pallas 22AR
.trine
1672,T/Eris 21LE rx
.trine
N/Ceres 20SG
N/Vesta 20SG

continued – Isaac Newton

http://bit.ly/2j7wjON

Not as good as the brave little tailor but 3 at once is pretty good. The lunar eclipse of July 16, 2019 set the table for this.

http://i.imgur.com/GYFEk8U.gif

Trump Saturn 23°49′ Cancer
GOP Jupiter 23°43′ Capricorn
Patry Moon 23°36′ Capricorn

January 13, 2020, 10 am, EST

Pluto 22°48 Capricorn
Sun 22°52′ Capricorn
Saturn 22°53′ Capricorn
Mercury 24°45′ Capricorn

Alex have you hacked into my computer?

Bob

To this day since my first computer in mid-80’s I am still simply a point & click neophyte computer user….. I don’t like coomputers but I like using them

With a one-sentence change to House rules, last week Republicans made every representative’s records “exclusively the personal property of the individual member,” giving them “control over such records” so that they can be hidden from the Office of Congressional Ethics – or even criminal investigators.

http://www.nh1.com/news/kuster-shea-porter-blast-rule-to-make-records-personal-property-of-congressional-members/

http://indepthnh.org/

?How Decades of Disappointment Won the Election for Donald Trump

https://www.thenation.com/article/how-decades-of-disappointment-won-the-election-for-donald-trump/

Helen,

Right on time for the full moon.

Little Birdie:

Campi Flegrei needs to be watched. A caldera that size erupting would cause untold damage immediately short term and atmospherically over a longer period.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/12/21/a-supervolcano-caused-the-largest-eruption-in-european-history-now-its-stirring-again/?client=safari

Trump’s CIA nominee wants a massive surveillance database of Americans

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3156983/security/trumps-cia-nominee-grilled-on-his-advocacy-of-surveillance-database.html

continued – Senator Ron Wyden
DOB 5/3/1949, Wichita, Kansas

Senators questioned that position during a confirmation hearing Thursday. “So you basically would get the Congress and the country back in the business of collecting millions and millions of phone records from law-abiding people,” said Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat. “You would be in favor of a new law collecting all this new data collecting information about the personal lives of our people.”

~ circa 2003

http://planetwavesweekly.com/current/030801.html

We’ve all heard about the Pentagon’s proposed system for gambling on terrorism, disasters and assassinations, which made Internet news Monday evening and hit the papers Tuesday, yes? It is, or was, designed as a kind of futures market on disaster in the Middle East.

To Wit:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is setting up a stock-market style system in which investors would bet on terror attacks, assassinations and other events in the Middle East. Defense officials hope to gain intelligence and useful predictions while investors who guessed right would win profits.

Two Democratic senators demanded Monday the project be stopped before investors begin registering this week. “The idea of a federal betting parlor on atrocities and terrorism is ridiculous and it’s grotesque,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), said.

Wyden pressed Pompeo for his proposed limits on such a database. “Are there any boundaries, in your view, to something this sweeping?”

http://bike.forberniesanders.com/events/

Day of Action – January 15TH

Bike for Bernie events

Now is the time to fight back and save health care!

At a time when the United States remains the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care to all as a right, the Republicans want to throw nearly 30 million people off of health insurance, make massive cuts to Medicaid and defund Planned Parenthood.

mg.huffingtonpost.com/asset/622_350/5878e0a51700008501929e4d.png?cache=izkqcxmt0v

RYAN TO CANCER SURVIVOR: GUTTING OBAMACARE WILL MAKE IT ‘BETTER’

Paul Ryan doubles down on stupid

Paul Ryan – Natal 5TH House Mars 03 Aries (House of Joy)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/paul-ryan-obamacare-cancer-survivor_us_58789162e4b0e58057fe36da

Our First Stand

http://images.dailykos.com/images/348271/story_image/save_health_care.jpg

Regarding surveillance databases, have no fear: Assange is on it!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-wikileaks-tracking-verified-twitter-20170106-story.html

also:Trump’s victory could spell the end of the FCC’s net neutrality regulations

http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-trailguide-updates-trump-s-victory-could-spell-the-end-of-1479474374-htmlstory.html

Anita: Joey tribute brought me to tears. I have it on my FB page; it is a tribute and also an educational tool into the obstruction of Obama’s time in office.

Angellight – I cry every time it is emailed or messaged to me. I hope historians are doing their job and being honest.

Helen, whatever!

Teresa Hill, if the stuff they have on him is exposed they won’t be able to blackmail him.

CSPAN -feed-mysteriously-begins-broadcasting-Russia today!

“In a strange moment of startling symmetry with the current state of American politics, C-SPAN—the public affairs network that regularly broadcasts proceedings the United States House of Representatives and Senate—was interrupted by a broadcast of Russia Today.

The state-funded Russian news network briefly took over the online feed of C-SPAN1, which had been broadcasting a discussion in Congress regarding the Securities and Exchange Commission Regulatory Accountability Act.”

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/cspan-feed-mysteriously-begins-broadcasting-russia-today/ar-AAlOkLZ

Anita: Historians will eventually get this story of the obstruction of Obama right. Eventually.

Here’s what your cherished corporate Dems are up to:

‘Big Pharma-Backed Dems Join GOP to Block Sanders Effort to End Drug Price Gouging’

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/01/12/big-pharma-backed-dems-join-gop-block-sanders-effort-end-drug-price-gouging

And with Chuck Schumer’s ranking as taking a lion’s share of corporate money, why is this still a surprise?

In this case,Schumer voted the right way…and so did Ted Cruz (!)

Several years ago I put a Post-It note on my Uranus Enters Aries – Take Two chart, and it reads:
USA PLAYS A BIG PART IN THE URANUS PIECE OF THE EVOLUTIONARY THRUST – symbolized by presently transiting outer planets

Uranus – Healing Chart – 2nd ingress
Moon conjunct U.S. Uranus
Mars trine U.S. Sun
Mercury square U.S. Venus-Jupiter
Saturn conjunct U.S. Saturn
Neptune conjunct U.S. Moon
Sun square U.S. Mars (opposite Juno conjunct U.S. Neptune)
Chiron trine U.S. Venus
Juno conjunct U.S. Neptune
Ceres conjunct U.S. Pallas (+ U.S. Moon)
Vesta trine U.S. Vesta
Uranus conjunct U.S. IC
MC conjunct U.S. Sun (in ingress chart set in DC)

There was also a grand trine in Earth with Juno in Virgo (conjunct U.S Neptune), Vesta in Capricorn (20+ deg.) (trans Pluto is 3 deg. shy of conjunct) and Sedna + Industria in Taurus (a few degrees away from U.S. Vesta)

Looking at this now my sense is the inference would be a complete overhaul in U.S. mores and folkways, its government, its image and reputation, its use of power and its sense of value/purpose.

Because it was also a time when U.S. was having its Saturn Return, and because it was the half-way point in the Jupiter-Saturn cycle, and because Venus in Aquarius was trine Saturn in Libra and the Moon in Gemini, I believe the country stays intact. Transformed but intact.

Abstract observations of aspects become real when living through them as we are doing now. For example, the Sun in Pisces (21 degrees) opposite Juno at 21+ Virgo becomes “real” when considering Trump’s Gemini Sun opposite Sagittarius Moon positions.

Or the Women’s March and Bernie’s Bike events, as well as Dem. Senators speaking out against the rules when they vote no on trashing Obamacare . . These flesh out the ingress chart’s Mars in Pisces trine U.S. Sun in Cancer.

The ingress chart’s horizon (ascendant-descendant) is straddled by Saturn and Jupiter which presupposes that societal and cultural issues dominate the cycle of Uranus in Aries, a cycle which will end around the same time trans. Pluto reaches this chart’s Vesta (2018).

We are living through such important times it seems a shame to waste a minute of it in useless worry. It is a call to action to resist a dark effort that threatens to suppress the evolution of the human race.

That effort is on its last legs and has been referred to by many names but it is doomed to fail. Continue to express yourself -your outrage – and you will support the path that the Universe is providing toward freedom from tyranny and oppression.

Arbo,

Yes, we can hope someone besides Russia has the blackmail material and will make it public.

Ive come to the conclusion there is only one word to describe trump and many of his supporters.
Evil.
And to fight them will require immense internal reserves of energy and fortitude of love and light.

Haven’t heard the word antichrist lobbed at him, but I’m beginning to think it fits.

Thank you, Helen, for the Democrats on Drugs link. If the party is ever to be in power again, they have to avoid doing this.

Republican governors: There ought to be a full-court press on removing as many as possible in 2018. “… the party has lost over 900 state legislature seats, while ceding 12 governorships, the presidency and control of both chambers of Congress.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-is-shifting-the-democratic-establishment_us_587816a1e4b0e58057fe0f5f

Penthouse offers 1 million for

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-penthouse-magazine_us_5875c333e4b05b7a465c78de

Barb

“Continue to express your self -your outrage- and you will support the path that the Universe is providing toward freedom from tyranny and oppression”

Thank you for your valuable contribution to this site! xox

Helen:

Here is some clarification on the Senators who voted for “Big Pharma-Backed Dems Join GOP to Block Sanders Effort to End Drug Price Gouging’

It’s not so black and white as you suggest.

From my friend Bob Geiger on FB:

“The amendment these 13 Democrats voted ‘nay’ on — including Senators Booker, Cantwell, Coons and Murray — was S.Amdt.178, the Klobuchar-Sanders legislation. To see some of these folks voting ‘no’ told me something else was going on. The other thing that made this look fishy was who voted *for* it — the likes of conservatives Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, among others. Since when has Ted Freakin’ Cruz voted for *anything* that would help people? This amendment went down 46-52.

Want to guess what bill these 13 Democrats voted *for* just minutes later? S.Amdt.188 from Ron Wyden (D-OR) that provided for… You guessed it: The ability of Americans to buy prescription drugs from other countries — and that had the added benefit of quoting Trump (in the text of the legislation) as saying “allowing consumers access to imported, safe and dependable drugs from overseas will bring more options to consumers”.

The Wyden amendment failed on a party-line vote, 47-51 but it’s important to see that these 13 Democrats did not turn their backs on the burden faced by people in getting the medication they need.

“Senator Casey’s record is clear: he is a supporter of importation of drugs from Canada since 2007,” said a statement from the office of Bob Casey (D-PA), who voted against S.Amdt.178. “Last night, Senator Casey supported an amendment by Senator Wyden that would have allowed the importation of drugs from Canada. On a separate amendment, Senator Casey had some concerns about drug safety provisions that couldn’t be resolved in the 10 minutes between the votes. Senator Casey will continue to fight for the safe importation of drugs from Canada.”

Here’s the P.S. to this: In the 24 hours leading to these votes, Senators Wyden, Klobuchar and Sanders submitted a single amendment together (S.Amdt.175) that had the same features as the other two pieces of legislation.

Why did this one amendment morph into two and go to the floor for separate votes? I have no idea. All of this illustrates how arcane and tangled this can all be. If a Senator casts a vote that pisses you off, by all means contact them and ask why. But I would also appeal to you that, before you say a Democrat is dead to you on the basis of a single vote, please give them a tiny bit of benefit of the doubt until you know more. We need them right now.

Sorry this was so long, but I wanted to get this out there.

Fe, thanks for looking further into the situation. I should have realized there was more!

Apple:

You’re welcome. Working for the public sector for so long, I remember that its not as cut and dried as you think, that there is more than what people first report and react to, not matter their sources or their beliefs. The public reacts as much to what they’re not told as well as told.

As for the droning of Yemen, which by the way I would have rather Obama not agreed to that part and I was totally against it — that was done as part of the negotiation for the Iran nuclear treaty. Not an easy decision I am sure for any president.

Anita, Thank you for the Obama Song Video! OBAMA TRIBUTE – JOEY GALLANT
https://youtu.be/6vl_RkHbHjA
——————————–
On the right side of that page, there’s a photo, someone posting: Michelle is a Man! And this is all over the Internet.
Where did this sexual evil come from?
NOW The new thing: IVANKA is a MAN!
“Ivanka Trump Was Born A Man Just Like Michelle Obama – The Hands Don’t Lie!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LzFFyFlAHU
(Why this sexual focus/obsession lately all degrading women?)

Correcting

“that there is more than what people first report and react to, not matter their sources or their beliefs.”

to:

“that there is more than what people’s first reactions ARE to the reports, no matter their sources or their beliefs.”

Sometimes yes, even reports from comments posted here on this blog!

Thank you Fe!!!

“The delegitimizing of a president”
It was bad enough that a new Gallup poll on Friday morning found that only 44 percent of Americans approve of the way Mr. Trump has handled his transition — compared with 83 percent who approved of President Obama’s transition. A Quinnipiac University poll this week that put Mr. Trump’s approval rating at 37 percent.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/13/us/politics/donald-trump-transition.html

Patty, there are very very (sex) sick people these days. I think it will get worse after 20 Jan 17! ughhhh

Fe,
Many Thanks!
Depth and detail are good!
Otherwise we come to conclusions on the basis of inadequate info and our own tendency to shallowness. Good work!

I’m having a hard time wondering why Trump’s alleged pee-pee shows in Russia are even newsworthy. I personally couldn’t care less that he watches women urinate on one another. Who cares???
What he does in private should have no bearing on his public and official duties.

What am I missing here?

Will,

“What am I missing here?”

We don’t have all the facts. The concern is what went on behind closed doors that we don’t know about (and it may not have anything to do with sexual deviance). An American President, especially Donald Trump; knowing his psychological profile/ narcissistic tendencies; could be susceptible and held hostage to extortion. That should set off alarm bells. Our national security could be at risk. That should be of concern to everyone.

So, Will, how did you feel about Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton romping in the Oval Office? I personally could have cared less but a lot of people felt he “defiled” the office of the President. How far we have slid down the slope.

Will, personally I couldn’t care either – except to say, it runs 1000% contrary to the party of ‘family values,’ and if it pulls him off his pedestal for them, great.
I couldn’t care about Bill’s issues either, but they made it their issue so turnabout is fair play

This might indicate the American public angry with having been duped by the trump administration.

http://i.imgur.com/Q1QPuVS.gif

It is expressed on the same date and time as these charts.

By: Bob on January 13th, 2017 at 2:50 am

http://i.imgur.com/GYFEk8U.gif

Will, the part you are missing is supposedly he had the prostitutes pee on a bed where Obama had slept.

Fe,

Thank you for your post
January 13th, 2017
at 4:34 pm

great information there … good catch from your clue to drill down ‘since mike lee and ted cruz’ voted for the bill….

I don’t care about the golden showers, either. But if the DJT team worked with the Putin team to interfere with the election – I care. If the Putin team has kompromat on DJT, I care.

Someone in the FBI joked after Comey’s big reveal before the election that his act was so out of character for him that someone must have photos of him with farm animals. It was supposed to be a joke, but….maybe. I hope the summary briefing material is declassified before 1/20.

I am curious if the Feb. eclipse might bring some critical intel to light. I know the 22 cardinal degree full moon grand cross with Eris stationing a few days before was a big deal. I am guessing we should look for the next time this point is triggered again.

Little Birdie,

“Will, the part you are missing is supposedly he had the prostitutes pee on a bed where Obama had slept.”
Well that does put a spin on it. How bizarre – he seems to not only want to be victorious over his rivals – but then he is compelled to degrade and humiliate them. No end to his pathology.

Jerry – I see what you are saying and it would certainly be of concern once he was in office; but did Trump even have the Oval Office in mind when he had these alleged shows?

SassyGrace,

I didn’t care about Bill Clinton’s proclivities either – but I definitely had a problem with him having an affair while he was president – and was very definitely grossed out and incensed that he would defile the Oval Office with that kind of behavior.

It is what Trump does and says in public, in front of the entire nation, in front of a hot mike, before the whole world and in front of God His/Herself to be far more troubling than what he does behind closed doors. His candid behavior is what is horrible.

Will,

We might have to look at the entire Trump phenomenon in the way that D. Trump defines the presidency. Absolute rulership (free press privileges will go down as the first casualty)……..

Whether surreptitiously or overtly – doesn’t matter. He will asphyxiate the whole democratic process in typical Donald Trump autocratic style. He gloats on power. He will reward the yes sayers – punish the opposition. He will not answer to checks and balances. It’s all about him and the need to feed his gargantuan ego…..

AUTOCRATIC (from Websters dict.)

adjective: autocratic

relating to a ruler who has absolute power.

“the constitutional reforms threatened his autocratic power”

taking no account of other people’s wishes or opinions; domineering.

“a man with a reputation for an autocratic management style”

synonyms:

despotic, tyrannical, oppressive, repressive; dictatorial, totalitarian, autarchic, absolute, all-powerful, arbitrary; undemocratic, anti-democratic, one-party, monocratic; illiberal, domineering, doctrinaire, dogmatic, draconian, overweening, overbearing, bossy, high-handed, peremptory, imperious, harsh, strict, severe, rigid, inflexible, unyielding; dystopian

Jerry,

“Whether surreptitiously or overtly – doesn’t matter.”

I agree with you.

In my laughing-hysterically-out-loud mind, I think, after a few months of watching and listening to him throw himself around like a petulant, two-year-old tyrant, the national adrenal glands will finally fail. There is a limit to the number of cheap publicity/ratings-stunts the public will bear. Then, like The Kardashians, his numbers will take a fatal dive -and that will be his undoing.

‘Meryl, Have We Been Living in the Same America All This Time?’

“Let’s be clear. There is good reason for Meryl Streep to use her public platform to lament the incoming sociopath-in-chief and to encourage resistance to the upcoming fascism. There is good reason to be fearful of the future. But while Meryl and her peers have been blissfully unaware of the destination toward which humanity has been heading for at least four decades now – with every single Democrat and Republican at the helm – others of us have been watching each presidential administration lead us closer to the proverbial cliff. Actually, far too many citizens have already fallen to their deaths. For the rest of us, the only difference now is that the velocity at which we approach the precipice is merely accelerating.”

http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/01/11/meryl-have-we-been-living-in-the-same-america-all-this-time/

Helen,

Are you free-basing Comet Cleanser again?

Will, are you ever not on corporate run media? At a time when many are disillusioned with MSM, it’s a wonder you haven’t heard this yet. Or maybe you have, but you’re too uncomfortable with the officail narrative being challenged.

Someone had awhile back on this thread wondered WHY C-Span is now featuring RT reports:

‘Who’s More anti-American, Russia Today or the US Director of National Intelligence?’

“In an effort to highlight the alleged ‘lack of democracy’ in the United States, RT broadcast, hosted, and advertised third party
candidate debates and ran reporting supportive of the political agenda of these candidates. The RT hosts asserted that the US two-party system does not represent the views of at least one-third of the population and is a ‘sham.’”

So Russia Today does what American media mostly refuse to do: It allows third party candidates to be part of the public discussion. And this is a bad thing exactly how?”

http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/01/13/whos-more-anti-american-russia-today-or-the-us-director-of-national-intelligence/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Thomson,_1st_Baron_Kelvin

William Lord Kelvin
DOB 6/26/1824,Belfast Ireland
Cardinal Air Incarnate Horoscope

Brief Summary Natal Chart

Grand Water Trine by Synastry
N/Apollo 00 Cancer
.trine
N/Orcus 01 Scorpio
.trine
Fixed Star Enif 00 Pisces (ambition, special mission in life)

==

Cardinal Grand Trine (world stage)
N/Sun 04 Cancer
.square
N/Mars 07 Libra
.square
N/Neptune 08 Capricorn
.square
N/Pluto 03 Aries

=== By Synastry Sextile Aspect (wide orb)

Natal Chiron 17 Aries
.sextile
Natal Eris 17 Aquarius
. wan sextile
Natal Hades 20 Sagittarius
. wan sextile
Natal Juno 21 Libra
.wax sextile
Fixed Star Naos 17 Leo (strength of mind, ship)
. wax sextile
US Sibly Mars 21 Gemini

As members of the Democratic National Committee gather this weekend in Phoenix to hear from the candidates seeking to be the party’s new chair, there will be a lot of talk about how the party needs to be rebuilt from the ground up.

That is, after all, the only way it will be able to reverse the devastating losses suffered in state houses across the country, to reclaim control of Congress and to win back the White House with an Electoral College victory to match its 2016 popular vote win.

But, if we say we’re going to rebuild from the ground up, let’s actually do that.

I can think of no better way for the DNC’s new chair to signal a fresh start than by setting up the party’s headquarters in Detroit, Michigan—not Washington, D.C.—in the heart of the industrial Midwest, where the now-shattered Big Blue Wall once stood as a symbol of Democratic strength.

By PHIL ANGELIDES

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/01/democratic-party-detroit-dnc-214628

Will,
“Well that does put a spin on it. How bizarre – he seems to not only want to be victorious over his rivals – but then he is compelled to degrade and humiliate them. No end to his pathology.”

What is horrifying to me is how that propensity to win at any cost and degrade and humiliate adversaries and enemies may play out in the context of foreign affairs.

Will, tuning in from another dimension perhaps?

dailykos

Scott Pruitt

DOB 5.9.68, Danville KY

Scott Pruitt (Oklahoma’s Attorney General) is Trump’s pick for the head of the EPA

What he did for our state, he will do for this country!!

By grandma blue
Friday Jan 13, 2017 · 8:39 AM PST

And you know who else is drinking the Comet? The readers of Truthdig, as you all must know is a popular progressive site run by ex-LA Times reporter, Robert Sheer. This alternative news website also prominently features opeds by ex-NYTimes Pulitzer Prize winning war correspondent, Chris Hedges.

Journalists who are no longer on MSM, not just the readers. Perhaps you question why they no longer write for these publications? Journalistic integrity…..they’ll tell you….

Scan any article on Truthdig on Obama, Russia, etc. and the preponderance of comments go in this direction:

“The neocons are anti Russian because Putin has been opposing their plans to blow up the world. He opposed their Iraq invasion, he criticised the Libya fiasco, and he trashed all their pet jihadis in Syria.

What is more surprising is that the Democrats are taking marching orders from the neocons now. That’s really sad… to have lost their souls as well as their brains.”

continued – go no further than Natal Sun 19 Taurus Scott Pruitt; STOP
don’t bother in interpret or analyze his chart….

look at his reputation in OK

astrologer’s need only to look at his natal sun which is conjunct US Sibly Vesta 19 Taurus

that’s enough….

Trump’s pick for EPA effect on the security of the U.S. ( as grandma blue says ‘what Pruitt did for Oklahoma he’ll do for the entire US ……ruin its economy/security… at national level this means he negatively effects American national security…..

On January 11, Congressman Ted Lieu issued a one word statement on the confirmation hearing of Rex Tillerson. This has to be one of the greatest press releases ever issued.

CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON THE CONFIRMATION HEARING OF REX TILLERSON

January 11, 2017 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on the confirmation hearing of Rex Tillerson, former CEO of ExxonMobil, to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of State:

https://lieu.house.gov/media-center/press-releases
“#RexTillersonKnew.”

In 2014, Ted W. Lieu was elected to California’s 33rd Congressional District, succeeding retiring 40-year incumbent Henry Waxman.

Ted was elected president of the Democratic Freshman class by his colleagues and serves on the House Budget Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

https://lieu.house.gov/about

Rep. John Lewis: Trump Is Not A ‘Legitimate President’

“I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected,” the civil rights icon said of Trump.

House Democratic leadership piled on criticism of Chaffetz Friday afternoon. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement that Chaffetz had “appointed himself President-elect Trump’s chief strongman and enforcer.”

Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) issued a statement saying the Office of Government Ethics “must be allowed to do its job, free from political interference.”

House Democratic leadership piled on criticism of Chaffetz Friday afternoon.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement that Chaffetz had “appointed himself President-elect Trump’s chief strongman and enforcer.”

Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) issued a statement saying the Office of Government Ethics “must be allowed to do its job, free from political interference.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-simple-brutal-explanation-of-the-gop-obamacare-repeal_us_587953e5e4b09cbcc8e9fc97

The Simple, Brutal Explanation Of The GOP Obamacare Repeal

Reps. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.) and John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) offered up the simplest, brutal takedown of the Obamacare repeal.

Reps. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.)

After six years of the mantra to repeal now we have repeal and replace it maybe if they get around to it. That shouldn’t be surprising….

What is Obamacare: more than twenty years ago Republican Bob Dole the Republican leader of the Senate and a group of his colleagues introduced the Republican alternative to the then Democratic plan to expand health insurance to some forty million Americans who didn’t have it.

The Republicans plan, hatched at the Heritage Foundation, was that instead of expanding medicare for all let’s create a system of taxes and tax credits where we pool all the uninsured together and we enable them to buy private health insurance on a marketplace.

Fast forward about two decades and Barack Obama comes to the White House wanting to compromise wanting to create a system that would disrupt the existing health care system as little as possible he decides to go in this direction….and then all those on the other side who supported that idea for two decades suddenly decided it was socialism and that it could not possibly be the healthcare law.

So the reason they don’t have an alternative to Obamacare is because this is the market solution this was the more moderate approach this isn’t actually a big government run plan.

John Yarmuth (D-Ky.)

There are really only two alternatives. One is to go back to the era in which insurance companies decided who lived and died and the other one is to go to single payer something like medicare for everyone.

Alex, IMO Chaffetz is one frightening dude
found this on his astrology
http://www.starsoverwashington.com/2015/10/brief-astro-notes-and-fun-facts-about.html

too funny !!!
– a company that has supplied port-a-loos in the past for DC events, and has been contracted to supply public toilets for this inauguration – is called “Don’s Johns”
So now someone is hastily putting tape over the company logo/name so it cannot be seen by the public.

Will: Who cares “I’m having a hard time wondering why Trump’s alleged pee-pee shows in Russia are even newsworthy. I personally couldn’t care less that he watches women urinate on one another. Who cares???”

I care; I think it is sick, perverted and twisted and to think he is now the most powerful man in the world, so called, is beyond comprehension and a nightmare for many people. I continue to work with light in my meditation for the people of this nation; Light workers must get active to avert this crisis. Only love and light can overcome this.

MI6 Agent Frustrated as FBI Sat On Trump’s Russian File for Months!

“However, say security sources, Mr Steele became increasingly frustrated that the FBI was failing to take action on the intelligence from others as well as him. He came to believe there was a cover-up, that a cabal within the Bureau blocked a thorough inquiry into Mr Trump, focusing instead on the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. ”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-russia-dossier-file-investigation-hacking-christopher-steele-mi6-a7526901.html

Will,

You wrote:

“…..In my laughing-hysterically-out-loud mind, I think, after a few months of watching and listening to him throw himself around like a petulant, two-year-old tyrant, the national adrenal glands will finally fail.”

Reminds me of the 30 second video clip making the rounds of Facebook entitled:

“They thought it was hysterically funny. But in the next moment they realized they f*cked up”

https://www.facebook.com/BallerAlertcom/videos/1296304023731925/

Rachel Maddow Explains The Reason Putin/Russia Wanted Trump Elected

http://theproudliberal.org/rachel-maddow-explains-the-reason-putinr

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/14/donald-trump-press-conference-twitter-media

Before he went back upstairs to his penthouse, Trump made a point of asking after the well-being of the gathered reporters. “Everybody OK? Everybody having fun?” he said.

He didn’t stick around to hear the answer.

Rachel Maddow knows why Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted Donald Trump to be President of the United States – and it involves, and I know this is shocking, a major money deal, worth over $500 billion.

That’s about how much money remains in the balance since President Obama sanctioned Russia for invading Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.

On the day Christopher Steele was born Uranus only traveled 2 minutes of arc so using a noon chart has his natal Uranus position within 1 minute of arc.

His secondary progressed Uranus on January 13, 2020 will be at 121°00′. It will be receiving a maturing trine from transiting Jupiter at 280°24′.

While trump, the GOP and Patry go low he goes high.

In the almost 98 years from May of 1919 through January of 2017 the Republican party has only controlled the law making of the United States for 2 extended periods of time. Both times their policies led to financial collapse.

They controlled both houses of Congress from May of 1919 through to the 1929 crash in October of 1929 (10 years, 5 months – the Presidency for 8 years, 5 months) and from January 1995 through to the crash in September of 2008 (13 years, 8 months – the Presidency for 7 years, 8 months). 2 chances to govern, 2 failures. No politicians or bakers went to prison after the 1929 crash and only 1 banker did so after the 2008 crash.

After the 1929 crash they were denied control of the Senate for 46 of the next 50 years and out of control in the House for 60 of the next 64 years.

With the first ever transit of Pluto to the party Jupiter in 2020 I hope for the loss of power by the party for an extended period of time and imprisonment of some of it’s leaders.

Steele’s progressed Uranus will be at 161°21′, not 121°00′.

Thank you Bob… I would love to share these thoughts if you don’t mind. You put it very well.

Share away Casey. It might help change the minds of some trump or Republican backers if they read it.

Jerry,

That clip was choice! Taunting, teasing and instant karma. Gotta’ love it.

Now that the first crossing of Saturn to Trump’s sun and Moon is almost past, I thought I would sum it up:

http://starlightnews.com/wordpress/2017/01/collusion-with-russia/

And Rachel from last night is not to be missed:

http://www.msnbc.com/maddowblog

Regarding the preponderance of Neptune being the final dispositor of the Innaugural chart: Neptune (and the 12th house)- health care, large medical institutions among a host of other meanings.
The Moon/Chiron sitting not far from Mars/Neptune in the 11th generally squared by Saturn leads me to conjecture that the repeal of the ACA will be the Republican Party’s undoing by 2018! Mars which rules the 12th house in the is sitting right next to the Moon- the public, the people. We are seeing thins now. I expect this to continue by the angry (Mars) electorate (Moon). I hope that the resistance keeps agitating the Republican Party’s soul – if it has one. 12th House- also Karma. Mars ruling it in this chart right next to the Moon. Anger, rage, resistance…

Pardon all the typo’s. I was typing too quickly.
‘ Mars which rules the 12th house in this chart…’

‘We are seeing this now…’

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