9th Feb, 2017

No Longer the GOP

Dear Republicans,

You have always been the ones to most loudly proclaim American Exceptionalism. You have been the leaders of bringing democracy to the world and insisting on its superiority to every other system. You have been rigid in your intolerance of any who criticize America or, in any way, diminish her claim to greatness. You have professed that America is the Indispensable Nation.

And yet, here you are, enabling the greatest diminishment America has ever seen. Here you are proving to the world that our democracy does not, in fact, work, and that it is not, in fact, strong enough to oust the deeply poisonous Trump from its bloodstream.

Have you considered that all of his policies are based in what are obviously either paranoid or grandiose delusions:  millions overwhelming our borders who seek to harm us; evil terrorists hiding behind every bush; every other country in the world ripping us off?  Have you considered that all of these delusions serve to enhance his stature as the one who will rescue us from the overwhelming, dark Other who seeks to harm us? Have you noticed his easily-provoked impulsiveness that has essentially one setting: attack any who stand in his way?  No, you are too busy cheering the greatness of the Emperor, while the rest of us see nothing but the nakedness of an angry and vile man, drunk on the unlimited power he has been given.  While the Emperor obviously has no clothes, you cravenly admire his sartorial splendor.

Meanwhile, he is busy destroying the respect and cooperation that has been built up for decades by previous administrations. If he continues, many might well recognize that America is no longer the Essential Nation, and it might be better to go forward without it. Yemen, Iraq, and Europe are already considering these issues after less than three weeks of the Trump era. And you, dear Republicans, will have allowed this to happen.

In my mind, you are no longer worthy of the Republican name. You are no longer part of the Grand Old Party, the party of Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt. I think you should be henceforth called the White American Supremacist Party (WASP) since you seem set on promulgating policies that benefit the white and Christian among us to the exclusion and often harm of all others. You support Trump’s Muslim ban. You support the suppression of minority voting. You support the diminishment of civil rights and women’s rights in America. You have put an avowed racist in as Attorney General. You have stood by while one of the leaders of the alt-right, essentially a neo-Nazi movement, becomes the primary advisor to the president of the United States. And just to tie a nice ribbon on this whole despicable racist turn, your leader, Mitch McConnell, has seen fit to silence a woman senator who wanted to quote the words of Coretta Scott King on the floor of the Senate.  Really Republicans? Have you looked in the mirror lately?

No longer respectfully yours,

A Grieving Citizen


As an astrologer, it is my role to elucidate the planetary patterns. I have already said on many occasions that the first big crisis of the Trump administration will come this summer from late June to mid-October 2017. This may be the time when the issue of Russian involvement with Trump, as well as Trump’s multiple conflicts of interest, become center stage once again. Or it may be some other crisis that impacts the country in a negative and troublesome way. But the stress during that period will emerge, and it will be very problematic for Donald J. Trump.

At the moment, until February 19, Trump is under the benevolent Jupiter trine to his Sun, feeding his grandiosity and enabling him to get a great deal of his agenda through in the short term, including assembling his chosen cabinet. Unfortunately, events on the world stage are likely to heat up significantly from February 20 through March 3 with the Jupiter/Uranus opposition, which will be strongly triggered by Mars and the Sun from February 24 through 27. The previous crossing of this aspect, during the second half of December, brought the assassination of the Turkish ambassador, the Berlin and Jordanian terrorist attacks, and the downing of both a Libyan and a Russian plane. This late February period seems likely to bring another wave of violence and explosions, especially during the Mars aspect (2/25 5o 2/27). 

Unfortunately, in Trump’s chart, transiting Uranus will be in sextile to his Sun from February 25 to March 16. There is already a conjunction between Trump’s natal Sun and Uranus. Thus, the transit is likely to be felt and intensify his already stark tendency for precipitous and unexpected behavior. We can expect a very quick and bold reaction to whatever comes at him during this period. With the progressed US Moon in a semisquare to natal Pluto, peaking on March 2 and moving to conjunct the 12Sagittarius57 Ascendant from February 20 to March 18, it is possible that some of these violent events will directly impact the US (Ascendant) and cause consternation and upset (Moon/Pluto) here. Only time will tell how these energies will unfold.


Sadly you have stated the truth here, and in some ways are even too gentle in your condemnation of these despicable people. It is incomprehensible how the senior members of the new WASP party are not speaking up. Will it take a war, another 9/11 type event, a Katrina disaster, etc., a horror we cannot imagine – for them to come out of their deep Trump induced coma. We have no states-people anymore just politicians.

Except for Elizabeth Warren, Corey Booker, Al Franken, and Bernie Sanders!

Thank You Starlight.
May God help us all though these times.

Perfectly expressed, Starlight! You’ve clearly stated what we are up against and now it is time for all citizens to take a stand against this far right administration and take our democracy back. Everyone has some task, whether big or small, to perform and this time none can shirk what’s in front of them. As Eliseo said, God help us all… and we’re talking here of the all inclusive Presence behind all religions, not the narrow, crystallized rantings of the “Christian” right who have fostered a dire cult now which has nothing to do with the benevolence of All That Is! Thank you once again for your piercing insight, Starlight, and your gift with words, as well as for hosting this site. You are most certainly doing your part to help us get back on the side of true democracy.

Thank you for your clarity and for the brilliance of your analysis of the ongoing nightmare we are enduring.

Thank you Nancy, thank you.

This is day 21 and it feels like day 21 thousand. How long, I wonder, before DT fatigue sets in with his deplorables and supporters?


“Thank you once again for your piercing insight, Starlight, and your gift with words, as well as for hosting this site. You are most certainly doing your part to help us get back on the side of true democracy.” connimac

Beautifully and succinctly stated.

Before I read this great new article, I just want to report that today, via Twitter, Trump attacked Senator Blumenthal, John McCain yet again, and Nordstrum. Of course he won’t attack Gorsuch – it would make Trump look even more the fool and even he has his limits of disrespect. I’m beginning to think his handlers encourage this negative tweeting. First of all, his outrages behavior generates publicity & excitement, as always. People have seen how well this works. Secondly, who cares if Trump looks like a fool? He is not the real power here. He’s just being used by Bannon on one hand and the Republicans on the other. Now, I will read Nancy’s eagerly anticipated article which I’ll bet covers some of these ideas.

“outrageous” 🙂


Thank you again for another wonderful article.

I don’t know about everybody else, but I’m exhausted. I haven’t yet figured out how to deal with the tension that I feel every minute of every day.

That was absolutely so on point. Exactly how so many of us feel. I for one feel like I am living in the twilight zone Kelly Anne Conway just advertised ivanakas brand on national tv. You can’t make this stuff up.

And yet there is a whole element of society that think trump is doing an excellent job. That it’s all normal.

On another note with all Nancy said about what’s coming later February I admit I am a bit scared. My birthday is the 27th and I am supposed to be going on a getaway to Barbados with hubby leaving my children here in states. I am on a business visa and even though my country is not on the ridiculous ban I still feel nervous. Am I being unnecessarily paranoid and letting fear win?

White American Supremacist Party (WASP)

Brilliant. Excellent writing.

As far as Gorsuch goes, some of the most rabid of Trump’s bloggers have started to go after him. It will be interesting to see what develops with time.


When presidents think of defying the courts

Sorry for the length of this post as I like to keep them much shorter.

Diana, we are having friends arrive here in NOLA on 2/27 (happy early BD by the way) for the Mardi Gras on 2/28. I advised them not to go to the French Quarter where the partying is the hardest. (They like to go to the Marigny area outside the FQ anyway which has it’s own version of the MG parades). There have been a few gang shootings right on Bourbon St. this year. Do I expect anything bad to happen? No. But a little caution and alertness is in order. I would say the same to you. Why would anyone target Barbados? There is nothing really going on there (I know random attacks sometimes happen but they are so rare). Also, most people are trying to help those with visas work things out as quickly as possible so there are no bottlenecks. I say go and come in peace and joy. Even if your own aspects tie in to these things, we never know how anything is going to manefest and I would think that most people who know astrology to some extent are pleasantly surprised. I have had saturn transit my sun that produced temporary inconvenient but ultimately better outcomes (with sun in the 9th, car finally breaking down for good leaving me no way to get to work, and a decision made to finance a newer one!). Last year some negative aspects hit me in the 6th and 12th houses and I fell twice down stairs (one time was down about 6-8 stairs, the other time I felt down hard when I missed the stepdown in my cousin’s recessed living room).

I want to add something else about this polarization in the U.S. It will take time to bridge it. If we can’t do it with Jupiter in Libra (I am a very simplistic “astrologer”), than I don’t know what can – LOL – but Jupiter is not out of Libra for good yet!. When Obama was first elected and many that I knew were joyful and ecstatic, someone on the next block put up a sign, that filled his front lawn, of Obama with Hitler’s hair and mustache. He took it down in 2 weeks but I was shocked at the idea and the hyberbole. Just this past week, my sister-in-law had about 8 to 10 signs made up for her front lawn in different colors – very attention getting. The center one is Trump as Hitler with the word “Heil” on it. Most of us see a resemblence even though Hitler was, of course, much, much worse. But it struck me today that people saw Obama as Hitler and the Left now see Trump that way. I am imaging that some on the Right felt that someone was taking away their rights and forcing a type of government on them that didn’t feel good and maybe even, I don’t know, frightened them in some way, based on their internal belief system. The way the Left feels made me understand a little more of how the some on the Right feel/felt. Are/were they correct in feeling this way? We know that basically the Dems/Libs/Progressives believe in fairness and inclusiveness, but I do see the Left sometimes exaggerating things (not here, of course :-)), even though I, personally, know there is nothing in the Left belief system that wants to hurt anyone. However, there is a polarization and conflict of ideologies between the R & L, I guess, even if what we are all believing is not 100% true. I am just trying to make the point that if we want to come together, there ARE some, maybe many, with whom we can find common ground. It is possible even with different beliefs (with “some”, I said). My hope is that the reasonable and healthy people in this country find a way to accept each other and fine common ground so we can once again unite as a federation of states. (Again, sorry for the length.)

Thank you Starlight but I’m beginning to think nothing will affect this tyrant. I just have to hold on to hope. He cant take that away. Blessings to you and thanks for being here.

Just re-read and noticed I made typos above but am not going to bother pointing them out, except to say that my point at the end of the 2nd paragraph was that I fell twice but, aside from some soreness and tightness, did not really get hurt.

But, I am not speaking of the main Republicans in office, when I speak of common ground, except, possibly, a few. Most are on a mission to get certain ideological and potentially destructive things done. Nancy is 100% right. I guess that, even though Bannon seems much more extreme, the rest of the party is, as a group, bigoted and extreme enough to actual merit the new definition of WASP.

—but I still think there is hope for “some,” hopefully many, of the voters.


Thank you for another article. It is greatly appreciated and even more so because of your expressed upset over the country’s situation. I am sure it is a very difficult task for you and I hope you know that your efforts are valued and that your input is of tremendous importance to all of us who follow your blog as well as the opportunity to communicate with others in this forum.

Brilliant Nancy!! Thanks!!
Just saw a clip on facebook with the dalai lama speaking – he omitted, but imo could have added, Christian etal.

Buddhist terrorist. Muslim terrorist. That wording is wrong. Any person who wants to indulge in violence is no longer a genuine Buddhist or Muslim. Because it is a Muslim teaching that once you are involved in bloodshed you are no longer a genuine practitioner of Islam. All major world religious traditions carry the same message: the message of love, compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, contentment, self disciple – all religious traditions. so these are the common ground and common practice. On that level we can build genuine harmony on the basis of mutual respect, mutual learning, mutual admiration.

Thank you very much Nancy. I hope I didn’t pressure you to write. I sent you an email to get your address but I never heard back.


“20 Good News Stories You Didn’t Hear About” (most likely)

This is my last post for a while as I’m hogging space but do yourself a favor & watch this as all of these 20 items are absolutely great and hopeful and will help the world!

should read ‘self discipline’

I wonder what new movie scripts are in the works …… sometimes that can be a true culture mindset marker

Thank you as always for your steady assessment of the astrology Nancy, but I must particularly note how galvanizing the “letter” was. It captures the feelings of so many U.S. citizens and hopefully helps in letting the rest of the world know how frightened and stressed American people are these days.

Without dropping a single mortar we can now relate to the Syrian refugees plight, not just mentally but emotionally.

Thank you as well for pinpointing the time frame so clearly as to when to expect the chaos and disruption to come to a climax. Adding to your planetary placements is the New Moon Solar Eclipse on the 26th that will square the U.S. Uranus, so close to the 7th house cusp of “partner and/or open enemy”.

That astrology affects the world and features the lone Jupiter in Libra (partners) opposite Uranus and Mars in Aries (independent) T-squared by Pluto in Capricorn (cohesiveness).

Trans. Pluto will also sextile transiting Pallas (the Strategist) in Pisces. Trans. Pallas will square the faux President’s natal Uranus in Gemini as trans. Pluto forms a quincunx to it. There is a strategy forming with pressure for Trump to reign in and realign his radical and explosive thinking.

Since Trump’s natal Uranus (and Sun and North Node) are in the U.S. 7th house and because the solar eclipse itself is in the U.S. 3rd house and exactly conjunct U.S. natal Ceres, I wonder if the eclipse energy will express through something related to communication (the media?), children or perhaps schools and/or his negative relationship with U.S. partners (or open enemies).

Transiting Pluto is also trine the U.S. natal Vesta who has been marked within the last year for prominence in U.S. affairs. At 19+ Taurus she is in the U.S. 5th house of creativity (and children), very near the cusp of the 6th house of service.

Vesta is associated with dedicated and focused service herself and this trine with transiting Pluto does indicate an overhaul in education among other things. U.S. Vesta is also sextile the eclipse Pallas in Pisces, suggesting further plans are being developed undercover (eclipses hide things and this eclipse is conjunct the U.S. Ceres).

Transiting Pluto is also now within orb of a trine with the U.S. Neptune in Virgo as well as with U.S. Vesta in Taurus. That’s a lot to think about as we contemplate the big picture and the possibility of extreme disruption. Hopefully things will become more focused as we approach the target zone days ahead.

Remember this:


Maybe it needs to go viral again.

Thank you for your writing, Nancy, and thank you Sharon and barbk for your insights, as well. I felt better after reading the last thread, as an indication that this hard-right trend won’t last forever–but it’s clear here that in the short run, it’s going to be rough going.

I’m inferring from the transits for late February, that whatever comes down, DT will try to use it as an excuse to tighten his grip on power. I am ever hopeful, however, that this state of affairs will not last. As someone somewhere said, “this aggression will not stand, man.”

I don’t like the aspects regarding Jeff Sessions’ swearing in, just after 11 am ET today. I fear that his backward, anti-voting agenda may have a chance of succeeding. And with the “transformation” of education under Betsy DeVos, they’re clearly aiming to turn us into a nation of conformists. It’s for our own good, they would say.

My best hope is that it will turn out into an even more vociferous rebellion than it did before, in the 1960s and 70s. But you guys understand outer planet transits better than I do. For your knowledge on these matters, I continue to be in your debt.

“Bernice King posted on her Be A King’s Facebook page 10 steps to deal with Trump and take back our democratic government. She passed on this wise advice:

Don’t use his name; EVER (45 will do)
Remember this is a regime and he’s not acting alone;
Do not argue with those who support him–it doesn’t work;
Focus on his policies, not his orange-ness and mental state;
Keep your message positive; they want the country to be angry and fearful because this is the soil from which their darkest policies will grow;
No more helpless/hopeless talk;
Support artists and the arts;
Be careful not to spread fake news. Check it;
Take care of yourselves; and


M – “like!”

In the interest of defining further my earlier remark about the importance of U.S. Vesta at this time I’d like to note 2 things that happened within days of each other (16 to be exact).

On April 23, 2016, something called a Vesta Return took place; transiting Vesta was conjunct U.S. natal Vesta at 19+ Taurus. Transiting Mercury was at 22+ Taurus, the degree where Saturn and Jupiter started their cycle in 2000.

Trans. Mercury then stationed retrograde on the 29th of April and on May 9th, 2016, while retrograde, he made a conjunction to the transiting Sun. Both were at 19+ Taurus, the same degree as the U.S. Vesta.

This particular conjunction was rare in that Mercury could be seen to cross the face of the Sun (appearing as a small black dot) and is called an “occultation” or a “transit”. It will be many years before this happens again as the average number of Mercury transits to Sun is 13 every 100 years.

Because Mercury is the ruler of commerce, these rare events signal a change in financial and business circles. In financial astrology, Vesta symbolizes investments. The sign of Taurus is associated with money. To give you an idea of how fast trans. Vesta moves, she will conjunct transiting Pluto (both at 19+ Capricorn) in November, 2018. The next U.S. Vesta Return will be in 2019-20 (due to retrograde motion there will be 3 conjunctions).

There are a lot of revealing aspects in the charts for the U.S. Vesta Return and the Mercury-occult-Sun event, but I would only drive home the point of how Vesta is a reassuring symbol of trust.

I believe these two synchronized events that happened last year imply a kind of safety net for the U.S. regarding world-wide financial upheaval (U.S. Pluto T-squares Uranus and Jupiter but trines U.S. Vesta as well as U.S. Neptune).

The Trump nightmare, scary as it is, will eventually be seen as a blessing in some ways, but now it is too soon to comprehend that. In the meantime, trust in the sanity of the structures of the U.S. government. Only the corrupt and pointless parts will be demolished, a necessary thing in order for new growth (evolution) to have sufficient nourishment (U.S. Ceres square U.S. Uranus) to put down roots.

The United States has a lefty political party? I certainly don’t see it! The ‘progressives’ are only left of the extreme right wing authoritarian WASP party! 20 years ago, Obama would have run as a Moderate Republican. The progressive Obama wanted to sign the TPP! Crazy times are here.

US 9th Circuit Court in SF ruled to uphold Robart’s stay on Bannon’s Muslim travel ban.

Administration to appeal. Case will ultimately go to SCOTUS.

Go Vesta, GO!!!

Brilliant Nancy! Hope you send this to your local Editor!
This is a fight against a small minority pushing Fear, most people know something is going wrong. What scares me is Bannonites like that MILO incident, are taking it to the streets.
To rabble rouse the country!

The entire World is laughing at us.
So UnPresidential:
“Donald Trump tweeted defence of Ivanka 21 minutes after daily intelligence briefing officially started”

This is too much DRAMA…He and his family is disrupting America!
“Exactly” what Putin wanted! Our Election Hacked by Russia…and
Our Country being trashed into a Circus…
A World-Wide Laughing Stock Circus!

Happy dance! I’ll take those victories wherever, whenever.

Thank you, Ninth Circuit!

With Pence gone, fellow Republicans undo his work in Indiana

Indianapolis Star

Vice President Mike Pence’s fellow Republicans took a number of steps Thursday to undo his policies, just weeks after the former governor left Indiana for the White House.

Amazing letter, Nancy! I totally agree with your new term for the GOP = the White American Supremacist Party. Very fitting, particularly with the likes of Steve Bannon, Richard Spencer, and the white supremacist alt-right basically orchestrating Trump’s administration. Meanwhile, the party in Congress is all too happy to walk in lock step behind them without question.

Bob’s posts about Jan 13, 2020 continue to resonate with me as well. That so many Republicans have something at or in relation to 22 Capricorn is fascinating to me, and telling. Add Rush Limbaugh to that list as well–his natal Sun is 22 Cap. John Kasich as well (Ohio’s Governor and former thorn in Trump’s side) has his Sun at 22 Taurus. All of this in an election year that begins with the “heaviest” that conservative energies will be in our lifetimes. Yet 2020 ends with the Saturn-Jupiter conjunction at 0 Aquarius.

Milo Yiannopolis is the worst kind of troll. He craves the attention and thrives on irritating people through controversy, and poking his finger in the eyes of progressive ideas (e.g. being an openly gay man who claims that gay men should be forced to remain in the closet, etc.). Basically validating conservative prejudices by being the “model minority” (e.g. why can’t other gays be like him and acknowledge that they are wrong?).

Honestly, as offensive as he is, the worst thing people can do is try and shut him up. Let him speak, and then protest him if you must–people can stand up and turn their backs on him in silent protest during his speeches. But the moment you try to silence him or violently attack his supporters, you give him the power and attention he craves most, all while undermining your own cause by undermining the progressive value of free speech.

I have Lupus; stress is one of those things that send me into pain flairs. I’ve been trying all different types of things to cut down on the stress I’ve felt since DT was elected. Yet, still, most of the time I live with butterflies fighting to be free from my stomach! That’s even with strong anti-anxiety meds!

Lately, I’ve been trying to reassure myself with the knowledge that this IS a generational transition we’re going thru. Always, the last gasp of the old and powerful seems to be the worst. It doesn’t mean we “common” people are going to slide by; I’m anticipating much pain and heartache and worry as I head deep into “elder” years, having just turned 61 on the 4th of this month.

However, it will not last. After the generation of “money” and “greed is good,” the next generation of technology – hopefully for the good of people and the earth, religion stripped of dogma, acceptance – not “tolerance,” and a re-emphasis on the human and humane will dawn. Let it please be what we all here hope is that step into the transcendent change we’ve been feeling for so long. And let us all live long enough to see and enjoy it for at least a little while!

Meanwhile, with the religious right becoming restless on “their” issues of discriminatory rights not being addressed to their liking so far, has anyone any insights into the near future of possibilities on this front… likelihood of EO’s, new laws, etc. I’m also very keen to know if and when the pendulum of law and public opinion may swing back against those of us Pagans and other “non-conformists.” Without DT, that truly does leave the Dominionists in Congress triumphant. Trying to figure out whether or not to renew my domain this year! 😉 Thanks!

Thank you, Nancy, for having the brass balls to (so eloquently) say this out loud.

And thank you M. for the Bernice King link.

A big “mwah!” to all here.

Well, hell yeah Fe, “go Vesta!” We, our system, is being tested.

Earlier I said that “U.S. Pluto T-squares Uranus and Jupiter. No, not U.S. Pluto, but trans. Pluto T-squares trans. Uranus and trans. Jupiter. Sorry.

Even earlier than that I mentioned that the solar eclipse on February 26th had Pallas the Strategist at 18+ Pisces (sextile Pluto at 18+ Capricorn) which was sextile the U.S. natal Vesta at 19+ Taurus.

The thing is that eclipses have staying power; they are effective longer than a normal new moon (or full moon for that matter). What I hadn’t considered at the time was that this transiting Jupiter in Libra would be moving retrograde back to the 19-18 degree range of Libra in late March and early April.

In doing so, trans. Jupiter will form a Yod to the eclipse Pallas and the U.S. Vesta which she, Pallas, sextiled (at time of Feb 26 eclipse), and that sextile will still be potent. Jupiter is the Law baby. Within this composite Yod (part eclipse, part U.S. natal and part transiting) it is trans. Jupiter who will be at the dispersal point; where the action is. Yods mean something’s gotta give, or if you will, “adjust”.

As Jupiter moves retro (backwards in appearance) so must he move forward eventually. The “forward” moving Jupiter will again reach the said Yod activation degrees of 18-19 Libra in August.

During those days in August, when Jupiter is re-activating the Yod apex point of 18-19 Libra, there will be yet another eclipse, this time a lunar (Moon) eclipse and this time – with Jupiter in direct motion – he, trans. Jupiter, will be – again – square trans. Pluto in Capricorn. The Law in confrontation with the Power.

Trans. Jupiter in Libra also will again, for the 3rd time within the space of 8 consecutive months, be conjunct Trump’s natal Jupiter, which is trine his natal Uranus. (makes me think of that TV commercial for that red juice drink; uh oh)

And that will bring us to the end of August, 2017, when finally trans. Jupiter and trans. Saturn perfect their sextile . . the one they almost, but not quite, made last Christmas. Very important point in their final years of their 20 year cycle.

This time they will form a Yod with the conjunction they made with each other, back in 2000, at 22+ Taurus, and OMG it is only 3 degrees from the U.S. natal Vesta!

This time it is the 2000 conjunction degree that must give way or adjust; it will be the apex of the Yod – where the action is. It is 22+ Taurus, where Mitch McConnell’s Saturn (+ Mars) is. Where Mercury was at the U.S. Vesta Return.

Around that time, a total solar eclipse will conjunct Trump’s ascendant, the same solar eclipse that will oppose the U.S. Moon in Aquarius. All you need to remember is August, 2017, a time when transiting Neptune will trine the U.S. natal Sun and Pluto will square the President’s Jupiter.

I can’t speak for everyone, but I suspect most on the blog here feel very much the same was as do you, i.e. tired to exhausted with the emotional tension of this new era. I certainly feel that way. My sensitivity and insight can be my enemy as well as my friend.

I’m doing the best I can just to keep my focus on the things I personally need to do and tasks I need to accomplish. Never in my years have I lived with a greater, deeper sense of foreboding. The folks that have come to power are deep into their pathology, and likely will not give up power without a fight literally unto death. I foresee things getting far, far worse than most Progressives and/or Liberals imagine, or want to. All I can do is be as spiritually centered as possible and continue with my personal “dharma.”

But now a confession: As I search my feelings and think about crises to come, I discover I’m much more comfortable with giving my life, i.e. dying for my principles and causes if necessary than I am with suffering for them.

In the coming years may we all have the courage and stamina to come what may, continue in Resistance.

Thanks Sharon for your comments on my Bday I am going to go brave and strong

Also I totally get about trying to see things from both sides, sometimes Dems can get totally crazy too, we have to remain balanced!

Also everyones comments on Nancys brilliant post have been great!

Possible dates trump could be out or events leading to January 2020.

Saturn to announcement and inauguration natal and progressed Plutos.

Trump Announcement – Natal Chart
Jun 16 2015, 11:21 am, EDT +4:00

Sat Cnj Plu Tr-Sp Jan 29 2019
Sat Cnj Plu Tr-Na Jan 29 2019
Sat Cnj Plu Tr-Na Aug 16 2019
Sat Cnj Plu Tr-Sp Aug 18 2019
Sat Cnj Plu Tr-Sp Oct 18 2019
Sat Cnj Plu Tr-Na Oct 20 2019

2017 Inauguration Jan 20 2017, 12:00 pm, EST +5:00

Sat Cnj Plu Tr-Na Feb 27 2019
Sat Cnj Plu Tr-Sp Feb 28 2019
Sat Cnj Plu Tr-Sp Jul 2 2019
Sat Cnj Plu Tr-Na Jul 4 2019
Sat Cnj Plu Tr-Na Nov 27 2019
Sat Cnj Plu Tr-Sp Nov 28 2019

You’re welcome, Diana….let’s reinforce each other in being brave and strong.

Kiwi, I meant to thank you for your comments earlier re what the Dali Lama said about no true religion being violent. It is human nature that gives into violence.

Eliseo, In response to your last post, I want to say, remember quantum physics, which I think you brought up here once…i.e., there are many parallel paths depending on which choices are made and also (I think) divine intervention.

here is a heartwarming story of a trumpite coming from hate, growing into love ……


45 will not have to wait for his solar return or the August eclipse for challenging times. 2017 is going to serve him a steep learning curve.

Trump Announcement Jun 16 2015, 11:21 am, EDT +4:00

Sat Opp Mar pTr-pSp Feb 14 2017
Sat Opp Mon pTr-Na Feb 15 2017
Sat Opp Sun pTr-pSp Mar 2 2017
Sat Opp Sun pTr-pSp May 7 2017
Sat Opp Mar pTr-pSp May 25 2017
Sat Opp Mon pTr-Na May 27 2017
Sat Opp Sun pTr-Na Jun 5 2017
Sat Opp Mar pTr-Na Jun 13 2017
Sat Opp Mar pTr-Na Nov 1 2017
Sat Opp Sun pTr-Na Nov 6 2017
Sat Opp Mon pTr-Na Nov 13 2017
Sat Opp Mar pTr-pSp Nov 17 2017
Sat Opp Sun pTr-pSp Nov 28 2017

2017 Inauguration Jan 20 2017, 12:00 pm, EST +5:00

Sat Sqr Mar pTr-pSp Jun 13 2017
Sat Sqr Mar pTr-Na Jun 17 2017
Sat Cnj Sat pTr-pSp Jun 28 2017
Sat Cnj Sat pTr-Na Jun 28 2017
Sat Cnj Sat pTr-Na Oct 19 2017
Sat Cnj Sat pTr-pSp Oct 20 2017
Sat Sqr Mar pTr-Na Oct 29 2017
Sat Sqr Mar pTr-pSp Nov 4 2017

“What Donald Trump wants to do is fire one of the most important financial cops and then say to the American people, you keep walking down these dark alleys and, you know, what happens is what happens,” Warren revealed.

The cop in question is Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray. Cordray’s term ends in July 2018, but Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, is encouraging Trump to “immediately fire” the director.

“The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which didn’t even exist before the financial crisis, [prevents Americans from being] cheated on mortgages and credit cards and the things that ultimately blew up our economy,” Warren explained.


Price confirmed as head of HHS

“He seems to have no higher priority than to terminate health coverage for millions of people,” said Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. She said his preference for limiting women’s access to free birth control was “not only wrong, it’s arrogant.”


Absolutely terrific piece, Nancy. Thanks to you and all the posters who have added their own insights.

‘Keep demonstrations peaceful. In the words of John Lennon, “When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight! Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.”

Starlight, as always — Excellent.

FILM – InnSaei – The Power of Intuition (available on Netflix)


The undervaluation of the feminine, the earth empathy and the intuitive in todays world.

Starlight the transits you note where there might be consternation, Bannon & Co want to start a Holy War. Plus this group are just not diplomatic toward any groups but their own.


Twenty-One Days

Anti-Obamacare Crusader Tom Price Confirmed in 2 A.M. Vote


Trump Reportedly Hates Being President!


Happy Birthday Diana; hope you had a wonderful day!

See my comment above. Suggest using Susan?

Democrats on Friday began calling for the removal of Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s national security adviser, over reports he discussed sanctions and cooperation with Russia’s ambassador to the United States before President Donald Trump was sworn in to office.


Congressman Nadler Introduces Resolution of Inquiry to Force GOP Vote on Trump’s Conflicts, Ethics Violations, and Russia Ties

Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced a Resolution of Inquiry directing the Department of Justice to provide the House of Representatives with any and all information relevant to an inquiry into President Trump and his associates’ conflicts of interest, ethical violations—including the Emoluments Clause—and Russia ties. If the House Judiciary Committee does not schedule the resolution for a Markup within 14 legislative days, it becomes a privileged resolution and can be brought to the floor in front of the full House for a vote.


Dear Nancy,

I’ve been reading your blog for over fifteen years. This is my first post here.

So firstly, thank you so much for all your thoughts and astrological insight! I really appreciate it.

My question : you write that Trump is presently under a benevolent Jupitetian influence. Yet, even now, we see a lot of sloppiness and problems in his administration – to name three plucked from the last 24 hours : ethics charges may be underway against Kelly Anne Conway for her inappropriate and unlawful endorsement of private business products, the Washington Post reports Michael Flynn’s been caught lying about conversations he had with Russian officials regarding sanctions imposed on that country, and a Ninth Circuit Court order has blocked Trump’s immigration ban.

Is there anything you see that might explain all this? Some underlying astrological problem running through the Trump Administration even when it has benevolent influences?

The Atlantic reports that Am. productivity in the work place has taken a serious dive since the election. At least a third of the work force is too stressed out from Trump fear and fatigue to focus properly on their work. There is a lot of “not working while at work.” The Atlantic and other sources report an increase in political arguments at work and a lowering of morale. Trump supporters and anti-Trumpers don’t trust one another and are having a hard time working together. …And it has not abated. It continues.


kiwi, Thank you, I so needed to read that beautiful story with all the hatred going around. I’m going to post that everywhere I go! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/man-who-hated-muslims-refugees-omaha_us_589ca5d0e4b04061313c13f0?gulb30hv1icp1ra4i&amp

Must be getting senile! Trump brings up Vote Fraud Again, this time in meeting with senators. ‘An uncomfortable silence’ momentarily overtook the room, said one participant. http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-voter-fraud-senators-meeting-234909 (this is serious)

I find this very encouraging!


Trump has already gone out of his way to provoke another terror attack on this country.

By vilifying and demonizing not just Muslims by attempting to bar their entry into the country, but even equating those those who cross the Mexican border with the worst types of criminals imaginable, he has deliberately laid the groundwork for some type of retaliation. He has, in fact, invited it.

And, as Krugman notes, he seems to want it: The really striking thing about Mr. Trump’s Twitter tirade, however, was his palpable eagerness to see an attack on America, which would show everyone the folly of constraining his power:

continued – dailykos

Paul Krugman Issues A Warning About What We All Know Is Coming.

By Dartagnan
Friday Feb 10, 2017 · 9:01 AM PST


That’s my sense of it. Donald Trump is accustomed to getting things his way. Now that he suffered a major setback in the courts in his quest for immigration law reform (he hates losing), something sinister will most likely be hatched courtesy of Steve Bannon chief White House strategist.

The Trump administration decided not to pursue the matter to the Supreme Court. They are re-calibrating their approach. I’ve been watching this fairly closely. The new direction has taken on ominous tones. The 9th Circuit Court decision comes on the heels of the February 11th lunar eclipse (22 Leo) in sextile-trine to Donald Trump’s Sun-Moon opposition and the US Mars. A sinister plot in the making? I think we can expect a major development, possibly a US terror attack on February 22nd with that Mars-Pluto square (18 Aries-Capr.) in t square to the US progressed Mars (18 Libra).

This closely resonates with a psychic prediction someone had posted some 13 years ago in one of the prediction blogs. The years are off, but the month and days are eerily compatible to what is currently unfolding…..

Possible Attacks
Contributed by susieq on: Sunday 15 August 2004

In the last few weeks and days before the 9/11 attacks the numbers 9 and 11 were catching my attention everywhere I went. Lately the number 22 is doing the same. I don’t know if the number is a date or what, but It is catching my attention every where recently. Also the last few days I have had the feeling that some plans I have made for the future will never come to pass because something big is about to happen to our country that will make it impossible.

Also, I don’t think there was any real threat to the banks in NY and I feel that our government knew it. I do think they were trying to divert attention away from something else that was going on – which may or may not have been terrorist related.

Also recently I had the impression that a nuclear war will start in the not to distant future – not in the next days or weeks, but within the next few years, and that it might well be the US that starts it.

by: susieq on: Sunday 14 November 2004

I have always thought even from childhood that there would be a nuclear war in my life time. For a long time this summer I thought that the days after the election would be dark days – but that feeling began to ebb in the days before the election – now I am getting that something big will happen in February. of next year. Things will go smoothly after Bush’s second swearing in and people will be lured into a false sense of security. Then out of nowhere something big will happen and take us quite by surprise like 9/11 did. I have been getting some thing about the numbers 22 and 11. I don’t know if this is dates. But it could be something about 2/11 or 2/22. I feel what ever happens will be very early in the morning – earlier than the 9/11 attacks, so that people are still in bed and/or at home. So that we don’t have a chance to run. Lately I have been having a urgent feeling to ‘get my house’ in order and be prepared. But I’m not sure yet what it is I’m suppose to be prepared for.

Another Terrorist Attack
Contributed by susieq on: Thursday 04 November 2004

I feel that now that Bush is re-elected that there will be another terrorist attack within a couple of months after he starts his second term. I am getting 2/11/05 or 2/22/05 or close to those dates. Some reason those numbers keep drawing my attention.

Thanks for your post, Starlight!

I have been reading a number of posts about Vesta on this astrological website. I also want to add to these posts that Vesta rules the CIA and the FBI ( among many other things). I think the news today about Michael Flynn is reflected by Vesta at 22 Cancer forming a Grand Cross with Jupiter 23 Libra, Uranus 21 Aries, and Pluto 18 Capricorn. Eclipse today at 22 Leo only intensifies the configuration with quincunx to Pluto, trine to Uranus, sextile to Jupiter, and semisextile to Transiting Vesta. Vesta in the sign of Homeland, Cancer in general. In the US Sibly Chart, the 8th house, Transiting Vesta is within 2 degrees of the US Natal Mercury and square the US Natal Chiron in the 4th house (again Homeland).


Rep. Nadler Introduces Resolution of Inquiry

Youth plaintiffs suing the federal government for failing to act on climate change have a new villain in their cross-hairs: U.S. President Donald Trump.

The 21 plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States filed a notice (pdf) in federal court on Thursday amending their landmark suit to substitute Donald J. Trump for former President Barack Obama.

“I look forward to taking on the Trump administration, as I think our new president, of all people, needs to have his power checked,” said Kiran Ooommen, a 20-year-old plaintiff from Eugene, Oregon.

In the case, which is slated to reach trial this fall, Ooommen and his co-plaintiffs argue that by failing to act on climate change, the U.S. government has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights and their rights to vital public trust resources.



continued –


“Exercising my ‘reasoned judgment,’ I have no doubt that the right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life is fundamental to a free and ordered society.” –U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken

On November 10, 2016 Judge Ann Aiken issued an opinion and order denying the U.S. government and fossil fuel industry’s motions to dismiss a constitutional climate change lawsuit filed by 21 youth.


A Climate of Trust



Marjorie Orr on Elizabeth Warren’s horoscope in the next few years:

Rahm Emanuel on the midterm elections:

“It took us a long time to get this low. It ain’t gonna happen in 2018,” he said bluntly.

“You gotta be in this for the long haul,” Emanuel added. “And if you think it’s going to be a quick turnaround, it’s not.”

Emanuel expanded on what he believes are his party’s downfalls, saying that Democrats care more about being right than winning elections.

“Winning’s everything,” he told the audience. “If you don’t win, you can’t make the public policy. I say that because it is hard for people in our party to accept that principle. Sometimes, you’ve just got to win, OK? Our party likes to be right, even if they lose.”

Little Birdie says:
Forewarned is fore-armed. Rahm Emanuel knows his stuff when it comes to elections. He spearheaded the big Democratic push in 2008 that led to majorities in both the Senate and House.

On a personal note, I’ve had the pleasure of talking with older Veterans lately and they are pissed. At Trump. Totally. And you don’t mess with Veterans. His name is mud to them since he f’d with the VA and put a freeze on hiring, and messed with the education veterans have been entitled to after serving the country.

As one said, “We gave him the opportunity of earning those billions with our service to the country. He showed us what keeping the country safe means to him: Nothing.”

On Friday, one of Flynn’s closest deputies on the National Security Council, senior director for Africa Robin Townley, was informed that the Central Intelligence Agency had rejected his request for an elite security clearance required for service on the NSC, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation.

The move came as Flynn’s already tense relationships with others in the Trump administration and the intelligence community were growing more fraught after reports that Flynn had breached diplomatic protocols in his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States.


Rahm’s comments made me think of Bernie supporters, for some reason….
maybe their lack of votes for Hillary? Would have been nice to have their Democratic votes. Just think of all the B.S. we wouldn’t be facing now.

To add insult to injury, Bernie jumped ship on the Democratic party when he didn’t get what he wanted. Another Lieberman.

In the two modern-day elections that have been decided by electoral votes, there were two Democrats vitally involved (Sanders and Lieberman) who flipped off the party immediately afterwards. Hmmm. Wonder why that happened? Twice.

Little Birdie

your casual link of Lieberman with Bernie Sanders is insulting to thinking people concerned with politics ….not ok

SharonK, thanks for the link to “20 Good News Stories”. Made my day!

The comment section made me laugh too, “20 Ways People Try to Ruin Good News Stories”, lol!

actually I’d add that your comment … = full moon event flame-throwing

Little Birdie,
With all due respect. You are entirely mistaken in your 12:37 AM remarks. All that you stated is blatantly false. Furthermore over 90% of Bernie supporters voted for HRC.

Little Birdie, I think that is an unfair statement toward Bernie – he totally got behind his opponent in the final lap before the election – it was some of his vocal diehard supporters that continued to ‘cut off their nose to spite their face’ despite Bernie’s request that they not do that.
I agree with Rahm when it comes to the political chess game – you can insist on being ‘right’ or you can be effective and win.

Alex, I don’t know why you feel so personally involved with either one of them that you would take me on (over nothing, I might add), but I stick with my assessment that it’s very strange that the Democratic Party keeps elevating turn-coats to the highest levels. An indisputable fact, Alex.

If a politician gives up their party membership after being given the trust and votes of the party, what does that say about them? About what their motives were? If my pointing this out gets you into a mood where you feel the need to pass blame to me in some weird, ill-thought-out fashion, I don’t accept it.

Kiwi, see my reply to Alex, I’m not taking any s**t about this. I’m not Bernie. I didn’t abandon the Democrats in 2016. I’m pointing out what he did, and wondering why both he and Lieberman did it during the only two elections in living memory that were won by electoral votes.

Just wrote my congressman to support Nadler’s Resolution of Inquiry. Trouble is, I live in a blue state.

I will write some Republican congressmen in other states, for all the good it will do me, but I urge the contributors to this website, if they are so inclined, to contact their own congressmen in red states to do likewise, esp. if those congressmen are on the Judiciary Committee.

The Democratic Party Platform:

The Bernie Sander’s campaign got “at least 80 percent” of what it wanted from the party platform, said Gunnels.

Eliseo–and the 10% that didn’t? Don’t you think we needed those votes? And the Jill Stein votes, and the Gary Johnson votes?

This is why Donald Trump is our President.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Alex, full moon=man period.

Real Judge


Eliseo, I have enjoyed your internet companionship up to this point, as I have Alex and Kiwi and anyone else who goats me as the day goes on and comments come in, and I stand by what I wrote.

You have made me rethink my affection for this site, and even my affinity with the Democratic Party! What a thing! What is wrong with you? Wake up. The Democrats need all the votes they can get. To give someone the Bernie Burn over, literally, an opinion, is crazy.

PS, Elio, there is no way my comment was entirely wrong. It may be entirely at odds with what you think, but neither one of us knows what went on Bernie and Lieberman brains. All we know, 100%, is that they abandoned the Democrat Party.

Bernie Sanders tells @bpolitics breakfast with reporters he’ll return to the Senate as an Independent, not a Dem: ‘I was elected as an Ind.’
26 Jul 2016

interesting fact about Bernie: He first became a Democrat on May 1, 2015. He has declined Democratic endorsements in the past.

“Even as he launched a campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) insisted he was not a Democrat.”

“No, I am an independent who is going to be working with the —” Sanders told Seven Days Thursday afternoon, cutting himself off mid-sentence. “I am what I am, and I will have to deal with the state-by-state regulations. But I am what I am.”


Seems were on the same wave length again, Alex. Nice sparring with you while it lasted!


U.S. intelligence has collected information that Russia is considering turning over Edward Snowden as a “gift” to President Donald Trump – who has called the NSA leaker a “spy” and a “traitor” who deserves to be executed.

Little Birdie

Bernie Sanders is big better and and Independent with a long history as Independent…… the DNC accepted his party change and his presidential campaign… the American public came out in numbers that exceeded the rallies of Barack Obama….

Lieberman was a disgraced Democrat was voted out of office as a Democrat … he became an Independent to continue in the CN local election

context is helpful

Feb 11th: How to see the lunar eclipse, New Year Comet and snow moon tonight

Telegraph.co.uk-18 hours ago

Lamis, I appreciate your information re: Vesta and would like to read more, for example how Vesta rules the CIA and the FBI.

Looking ahead we find the March 12 Full Moon at 22+ Virgo – one that exactly conjuncts the U.S. Neptune at 22+ Virgo – further intensifying the nebulous fears and anxiety being experienced by many U.S. citizens, since U.S. Neptune squares U.S. Mars which conjuncts Trump’s natal Sun in Gemini.

Add to that the transiting Uranus and transiting Eris will both be at 22+ Aries at that March Full Moon, intensifying their ongoing quincunx with the U.S. Neptune, that seems to suggest a Trump (natal Sun sextiles trans. Uranus + Eris, squares U.S. Neptune) strategy to engage dissention.

Then there is the transiting Sun in Pisces opposite the Full Moon but he’s not alone. Conjunct Pallas who is conjunct Chiron who is conjunct Mercury who is square Saturn in Sagittarius who is conjunct the Galactic Center, this transiting Sun will have mass confusion to deal with, especially in the U.S., and it appears to be by (divine) design.

By that time (the Full Moon in March) transiting Vesta will have stationed direct and she will form a T-square with the U.S. natal opposition between Chiron (wound) and Juno (defends the disenfranchised). We remember that Vesta has a key role to play in the U.S. at this time.

Also key in this Full Moon chart is the sextile between Neptune at 12+ Pisces and Ceres at 11+ Taurus and that they both quincunx U.S. Saturn at 14+ Libra forming a Yod, so we find the U.S. President (he is the Saturn at Yod apex) needing to make (even more) adjustments.

But there’s more; the FM chart has Venus at 11+ Aries turning the Yod into a Boomerang and Venus is the target of the whole of the Yod energy combined. Venus is love and money and values.

With so much water in this chart (Pisces, Neptune) and so much connected to the U.S. Sibly birth chart (the chart set for DC has 7+ Gemini on the ascendant conjunct the U.S. Uranus, and the FM’s Neptune is square the U.S. ascendant at 12+ Sagittarius) . . .

. . .there is the possibility that Mother Nature (Ceres) and Neptune are conspiring to bring on a crisis; likely that of too much water. Did I mention Vesta’s opposition to Pluto? No, I didn’t and that means the T-square I DID mention – with the U.S. Chiron opposite U.S. Juno – is really a cardinal (action) grand cross.

Thus we have complexity compounded by complexity. However the March Full Moon manifests, it will (as I read it) amplify the love over the anger influence, the compassion over the duplicity of Neptune and Pisces.

It could also divert the energy we have poured into the tragedy of the election and its subsequent developments, into a true and useful form of action. It could pull us out of our blue funk and provide a goal with a purpose in mind. God and the Universe work in mysterious ways. Astrology demystifies it somewhat and I’m sure we are all grateful when it does.

Little Birdie,
Rahm Emanuel’s successful “big push” had more to do with Howard Dean’s 50-state strategy of backing state and national candidates for office than anything. Save for Obama’s re-election campaign, the Dems have not been anywhere near as competitive in state or national politics since Emanuel ousted Dean as DNC Chair (giving us Debbie Wasserman Schultz in his place, go figure). IMHO, Emanuel actually owns a hefty share of the blame for the Democrats’ current low tide mark.

We elected our last Dem governor, Ted Strickland, here in Ohio in 2006 as a result of Dean’s strategy. Regrettably, he narrowly lost his re-election campaign to John Kasich in 2010. Had Emanuel left Dean or at least his 50-state strategy in place, the result very well could have been different, and the state and nation would have been spared Kasich’s blowhard antics. I for one could have fared much better for the past 6 years without that sanctimonious jerk serving as our state’s chief executive. Kasich cannot leave the scene soon enough for me.

Incidentally, Richard Cordray was our AG here in Ohio, but he lost narrowly to former Senator Mike DeWine (defeated in 2006 by Sherrod Brown, again under Dean’s 50-state strategy) in 2010 as well. DeWine is officially running to replace Kasich when he’s term-limited out of the governorship in 2018. Meanwhile, Cordray has long been rumored to be interested in running for Ohio Governor. If Trump puts him out of his job as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, he may get his chance for a rematch against his old rival, DeWine.

The Dems definitely need to pull Dean’s strategy from 2006 and back progressive candidates in 2018 however and wherever they can, even in solidly “red” districts. Republicans should never, ever, be allowed to cake walk to any statehouse, governorship, or congressional position unopposed. It’s like they say in athletics, you might not win every competition, or even most of them, but you are guaranteed to lose 100% of the ones you don’t bother to show up for.

Basically, the Dems need to drop the wonky focus groups and go back to ol’ fashioned street fighting and barn storming to win. They’ve become too ossified and corporate. They’ll never beat the GOP at their own game. They’ve got to re-find their own.

From Demetra George’s book Asteroid Goddesses:
p. 134
Vesta rules Protection, Security, Secret Societies and Orders…
For Mundane Astrology this translates into the FBI and CIA, MI6…etc. In the classes I studied about Mundane Astrology, we always looked to a country’s Vesta to learn more about their covert, fact finding group or groups. Hope this helps.

“Emanuel was also famous for picking unconventional — and often controversial — candidates. He recruited pro-gun, anti-abortion-rights Democrats in hopes of putting more conservative districts in play. He also publicly picked sides in primaries, and his selections often angered Democrats.

“Remember, we were working on a Republican map. So you got to figure out how to pick the combination to the lock,” Emanuel said in an Oct. 24 interview at the Center for American Progress policy conference. “A lot of people said, ‘Oh, we don’t want those kinds of candidates. Those are the wrong candidates.’ We won, and we also won again in 2008.”

– See more at: http://www.rollcall.com/news/house_democrats_pull_pages_from_the_rahm_playbook-228821-1.html#sthash.BS11QyFn.dpuf

Rahm bashing, Dean–Dean lost the support of his party by going “Yee haw!” in Iowa. I remember the idea being floated that Dean was such a loose cannon because of that Yee-haw.

Has anyone written a book comparing the strains of psychological madness running through both the Republican and the Democrat Party?

Buckeye S, I live in Ohio. I’m not a native here, I chose to live here, and I’m about to give it up because of our Republican overlords.

How’d ya like the flip in property taxes (ie. school taxes)? Before Kasich, 70% of school funding came from corporate and farm property taxes, 30% from homeowners. Now, 70% from homeowners, 30% from corporate and farms. Some farmers have been quoted in the newspaper about being embarrassed to pay so little now.

Our property taxes zoomed up to 10K a year. I could give a random kid in a poor neighborhood that money for college every year and it would do more good. Plus, our school district is asking for yet another raise in taxes! The last one two years ago raised our taxes by 3k. Another 3k raise and we have to move. We’re on a fixed income, and there is no more to give. Thanks Kasich. NOT.

And the so-called Medical Tort Reform that the Republicans voted in under Kasich. Anyone who wants to sue a doctor or hospital for malpractice or misdiagnosis, etc., has one year to file. And a doctor has to approve their right to file! Without a doctor’s approval of the case, no one can file a medical lawsuit anymore! Damages are capped at $250,000.

Should lead to a lot of doctors coming to Ohio–bad doctors, that is.

Chart of FBI (google) is dated for July 26th, 1908. 12:00 pm used as birth time since time is unknown.
Vesta sits in 10th house at 24 Leo. Lunar eclipse is at 22 Leo 28.
Should be interesting to see what comes down the pike.

Alex, I don’t give two craps about Bernie or Lieberman. I know you enjoy your role here, but I’ve often wondered down through the years whose side you are on, because it isn’t always clear.

If you think continually baiting me is going to win you brownie points with the Starlight crowd, so be it. You petty little pest who comments continually 24/7. Take a breath every now and then, you’re oxygen deprived.

I visited a few reputable Republican sites after this ridiculous dust-up you can’t let go of, and what I noticed was an overwhelming unity. Not at all like Dem-centric sites where they continually feast on the faithful. I was also impressed by Trump’s press conferences with Theresa May and the Japanese prime minister.

Maybe the Republicans need more liberal members to replace the old hard-line dinosaurs who are rapidly dieing off. Perhaps change will come from within their party when liberals embrace the Republican unity and stop the Republican slide into fascism.

Tonight has opened up a whole new way of looking at things for me. I don’t like being pissed on by people when I have an opinion they don’t agree with.

I also don’t like continually voting for Democrats because of the fear civilization may crumble if I don’t. It’s been like that since Bush. I wish I had the hours back that I’ve spent in a line at the polls just to vote for candidates who were not the “boogie man”.

Barak Obama was the best candidate by far that I ever voted for, followed by Jimmie Carter. Both Dems. Both thoughtful men of peace. Now go ahead and rip that opinion to pieces.

Why Astrology? An interview with a Lawyer-turned-Astrologer

Matt Savinar is a California licensed attorney. His work on the astrology of the Pentagon’s black budget has been featured prominently in The Mountain Astrologer, considered the world’s premier astrological magazine.

Matt at:



Aquarius is the sign of the social network which means it’s the sign of the conspirator as conspiracies by their very nature require networks of like minded people.

To illustrate: U.S. Army Colonel Fletcher Prouty has both his Sun and his Moon in Aquarius.

Following his retirement from the military he published The Secret Team: How the CIA Controls the United States and the World,


Alex, you are not the King of Starlight News, even if you are the oldest person on this thread. You also don’t have permission to tell me or anyone else on here what to do or say. In your rejoinder to me you’ve described your own “manly bullying” to a tee.

I’m your target today, but it will be someone else soon. Could be anyone posting an opinion here, even people who have been your biggest boosters. That’s how you roll.


“This is the fundamental game of the Secret Team. They have this power because they control secrecy and secret intelligence and because they have the ability to take advantage of the most modern communications system in the world, of global transportation systems, of quantities of weapons of all kinds, and when needed, the full support of a world-wide U.S. military supporting base structure.

They can use the finest intelligence system in the world, and most importantly, they have been able to operate under the canopy of an assumed, ever-present enemy called “Communism.”

It will be interesting to see what “enemy” develops in the years ahead. ” [L. Fletcher Prouty, Alexandria, VA 1997]


Bill Withers

The Madness of King Donald!

“I want to start with Trump’s lies. It’s now a commonplace that Trump and his underlings tell whoppers. Fact-checkers have never had it so good. But all politicians lie. Bill Clinton could barely go a day without some shading or parsing of the truth. Richard Nixon was famously tricky. But all the traditional political fibbers nonetheless paid some deference to the truth — even as they were dodging it. They acknowledged a shared reality and bowed to it. They acknowledged the need for a common set of facts in order for a liberal democracy to function at all. Trump’s lies are different. They are direct refutations of reality — and their propagation and repetition is about enforcing his power rather than wriggling out of a political conundrum. They are attacks on the very possibility of a reasoned discourse, the kind of bald-faced lies that authoritarians issue as a way to test loyalty and force their subjects into submission. That first press conference when Sean Spicer was sent out to lie and fulminate to the press about the inauguration crowd reminded me of some Soviet apparatchik having his loyalty tested to see if he could repeat in public what he knew to be false. It was comical, but also faintly chilling.”


U.S. Army Colonel Fletcher Prouty

Natal Neptune 03 Leo
Natal Sun 04 Aquarius

~ per astrologyking


This individual has a naturally suspicious nature as a healthy defense mechanism.

They will likely experience some strange events or become involved in mysteries or scandals.

“I could give you a million reasons why you don’t need to cater to anyone or anything to succeed. Be you, and be relentlessly you. That’s the stuff of champions.”

Lady Gaga (21st. Century recording artist)

Federal Agents Conduct Immigration Enforcement Raids In At Least Six States

Feb 10, 2017

U.S. immigration authorities arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least a half-dozen states this week in a series of raids that marked the first large-scale enforcement of President Trump’s Jan. 26 order to crack down on the estimated 11 million immigrants living here illegally.

The raids, which officials said targeted known criminals, also netted some immigrants who did not have criminal records, an apparent departure from similar enforcement waves during the Obama administration that aimed to just corral and deport those who had committed crimes.



The El Nacional newspaper posted a picture of Alec Baldwin as DT, thinking it was a picture of DT.

On Reddit.

Reddit recently shut down the biggest Donald Trump subreddit. It went off the rails. Way off. Along with another pro Trump subreddit, shut down.

Little Birdie
FYI- as to what side Alez is on ..

Last year during the primary process – Alex was one of the biggest Bernie supporters here – if one posted anything complimentary to Clinton – it was almost immediately followed by a post by Alex (or Lorrie who is not posting now.) . I used to count the minutes before one came right after I posted …

This is one of the reasons I do not post much anymore ….

Alex also posted news/ emails from the Sanders Campaign which Nancy discouraged as she did not want the site to go that way.

Clinton was not treated nicely by many on this site

of course look at where we are now… it is all really tragic …and very distressing.. really –

Thank you, Nancy! Great to have this information going forward. Blessings to you,


Wow chrys, Thank you SO much for the heads up!
It explains it all.

One minute I’m scrolling through Starlight, reading outloud to a friend who has terminal cancer and can’t sleep, the next minute we’re engaged in word to word combat with Alex.

After hours of mocking his nonsense with the most outrageous comebacks we could Trump up, she released so much anger and pain that she went to sleep.

I’m waking her up at noon, when the next stage of her treatment arrives, a home hospice team. She’ll be pleased, I’m sure, to find out we didn’t reduce this site to a smoking pile of rubble.

Chrys, post all you like, I’m on your side. If I’m not here when the troll comes out from under the bridge, I’ll bash him when I do read his retorts. He gets no niceness or respect from me anymore in any way shape or form.

Who knows, maybe he’s “helen”, too. There have been times when he’s been oddly simpatico with her, especially after the women’s march on Washington, when he praised her empathy towards womens causes.

Yes indeed, look where we are now. And those types keep drowning sites with their 24/7 posts, like they never sleep, like a….bot. A programmed bot, churning out regular bulletins interspersed with some that are more than a tad Rethuglican.

During the election, this was a very unfriendly zone for Clinton supporters. Only after most of aggressive posters left–funny how that happened, like their job was done–did I pick up on reading Starlight again.

Responding to a question by a new poster MG: Yes, Trump is having problems now despite his Jupiter transit trine the Sun. On the one hand, the entire year through mid-fall is about the very stressful and demanding Saturn transit conjunct his Moon and opposite his Sun. That is a cloud that looms throughout but gets worse when the transits are exact, like during the long station in the summer.

Secondly, the Inaugural chart’s most important aspects are the tight Mars/Saturn square with both planets in tight minor hard aspect to the Moon. Moon /Mars equals really angry public. Moon/ Saturn equals really upset and unhappy public. Meanwhile, progressed Saturn waxes in its square to Mars (frustration and limits on his action) throughout the four years.

But for now he is getting his cabinet and foreign leaders are trying to be nice and not overreact to his lunacy. It is also worth noting that his location chart in DC gives him and exact mars/Ascendant conjunction. So whenever he is here is is angry and impatient.

I am also wondering if the summer Saturn station brings the ejection of Bannon. The Trump/Bannon composite chart suffers greatly under that Saturn station, so perhaps Trump scapegoats him and promises to be more rational once he is gone. In other words, he avoids impeachment and blames Bannon. That is just a theory of what might manifest. We will have to wait and see.

Thanks, Nancy! I appreciate you taking the time to respond to my question.

Thanks Nancy…


Somethings up!

Re: Saturn SD 8.25.2017 @21SG on Trump’s N/Moon – 4TH House

Noviles – Saturn SD horoscope (initiations)


Station Direct horoscope

Admetos 00 Gemini
.wax quad-novile
N/Moon 21SG – Trump


00 Leo (novile degree of arc in 360)

Station Direct Horoscope
(00 Leo, executive leadership)

Venus 29Cancer
Vulkanus 00 Leo (amplifies anything it touches)
Varuna 00 Leo (big)


“Politico said that dozens of people who have spent time in his company in the three weeks since he was inaugurated, have said his mood has been a rollercoaster ride between anger and frustration.”

Anger and frustration – talk about Mars and Saturn!


Again, thank you Lamis,( this time for the FBI chart and its Vesta placement. Here’s one for you. I got the NSA (Nat’l Security Agency) birth chart (Nov. 4, 1952, 12 AM) and it has Vesta at 19+ Scorpio.

It also has Pluto at 23+ Leo on the ascendant. Vesta is in a grand water trine with Uranus at 18+ Cancer retro and Pallas (strategy) at 20+ Pisces retro. Vesta also is in a T-square with the nodes, 17+ Aquarius (north) and 17+ Leo (south), putting the ascendant at 20+ Leo and Pluto (23+ Leo) and SN in a nice little bundle on the face of the NSA.

It is curious that Jupiter in the NSA chart, at 16+ Taurus opposes Vesta and therefore is also T-square the nodes, making it a fixed cross.

The NSA Vesta also plays a part in a reverse double Yod/Boomerang pattern. Here’s how it goes: Vesta sextiles Mars at 16+ Cap while Ceres, at 16+ Gemini, is at the apex of the Yod opposite Venus at 15+ Sagittarius.

Then Uranus in Cancer sextiles Jupiter in Taurus with Venus in the apex of the Yod in Sagittarius and opposite Ceres in Gemini! Remarkable chart for an organization that gathers information covertly.

It is the Uranus in Cancer and the 11th house quincunx NN in Aquarius in the 6th house which sextiles Venus in Sagittarius in the 4th house that strikes me as the key Yod in this chart for the NSA. It too becomes a Boomerang pattern because Uranus opposes Mars in Capricorn. With Uranus ruling groups (11th house) as well as technology (Aquarius).

However, it is the chart’s Mercury at 3+ Sagittarius that got the NSA in trouble for spying on U.S. citizens I reckon. The U.S. natal Venus (values) at 3+ Cancer is quincunx the NSA Mercury (trickster, data).

I’ve started thinking “exploration” when I follow Jupiter in chart, along with Big Picture, Foreign People and Places, Expansion, etc., . . as in to “travel in or through for the purpose of discovery”. In the NSA chart Jupiter is at the MC and from that position he sextiles Uranus and trines Mars.

It is Jupiter’s opposition to the NSA’s Vesta near the IC of this chart that would appear to be the driving force. Vesta being the workaholic of the Zodiac has just as meaningful a relationship with Uranus (trine) and Mars (sextile) but she’s not in the Public Eye. With a Leo ascendant, there will be recognition, and what the world sees is the NSA Jupiter.

Therein lies the dichotomy.


Chuck Schumer: Neil Gorsuch’s ‘Behind Closed Doors’ Criticism Of Trump Is Self-Serving

Lamis Beasley Faris

Re: Nadler – Resolution of Inquiry

Good to see you get behind this hope others will too

Feb 25TH

Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are planning to land a massive blow against the Republican effort to take away health care from tens of millions of Americans with a day of Senate led nationwide protests on February 25.



Re: Mystic Rectangle by Synastry
2017 Saturn SD [mo-sa-ju-su-eris]

Recently (oops can’t remember who) an astrologer I admire described the mystic rectangle as “blowback” from the oppositions I imagine…..

Two Oppositions of Mystic Rectangle

Saturn SD 21SG
N/Moon 21SG – Trump

.opposite (challenge)

N/Sun 22GE


Eris 23 AR

.opposite (challenge)

Jupiter 20LI

Even though I’m a Mentor Angel with cancer patient families, this is the first time I’ve taken care of a friend and met the hospice crew. Dawn and I were both apprehensive. However, we found out it’s not the end for her, but a new beginning!

She’ll have a nurse come by, a physical therapist, a dietician, a cancer psychiatrist, all paid for by Medicare. They were the liveliest, most fun bunch, and we talked for two hours. Dawn was invigorated by it and wants some Italian spaghetti from Romanos.
That says a lot right there.

The nurse’s son deserves mention because he’s doing something extrraordinary that I’ve never heard of before. He’s barely past his preteen years and he’s enrolled in a private school for autism spectrum children. Only he doesn’t have autism spectrum, he just wants to devote his life to helping them.

This school is guiding the children into everyday living, including educational trips to the zoo, etc. He is with them every step of the way, learning how to help them while he takes their classes.

As I said, I have never heard of anyone doing something like this. The young people of today are blazing their own trails, and I’m so awed by them.

New phrase sweeping the internet:
Immigrant Bannon (instead of immigrant ban).

People getting kicked off sites for using it. My goal is being Bannoned by three sites today.

Little Birdie, what does it say about a party that abandonded a principled candidate like Dean, over a “yee- ooww” or whatever. It was a cry to rally the troops! It was intentionally misconstrued by the DNC to derail his momentum they way they did Bernie. They foisted Kerry on us and the result was more Bush. The media, those jackals, jumped on the band wagon and out she rode.

Oh and for you to call Dean’s sanity in question, makes me question yours.

Little Birdie, I do agree Bernie Sanders will go down in Political history as greatly weakening HRC’s Presidency. Many young people who couldn’t have the Bern didn’t vote. I believe many Men do not want to see ANY WOMAN SHINE! And that idea is growing with this Sperm-Club Alt Right Bannon Gang.
What Sun Sign and Rising Sign are you?

Enjoying the crowds at the GOP town-halls, but they’re crying, “paid actors”. Looks like they’re all in unison, taking lessons from Dump, on how to be effective projection legislators.

When Dump loses , he says he wins,when he says voter fraud, he’s committing it; when the GOP is confronted, they deflect responsibility and change the subject. Good survival skills, but not at all honest. Vote them out, all of them; just hope the vote is not stolen by the GOP AGAIN!

America is waking up and it is a good thing.

Little Birdie, geez, I wasn’t picking on you, just saying that I see things differently that what you wrote in your 12.37 am post.
I agree that a house divided will fall – and I agree that, in my words, the ‘cut off your nose to spite your face’ crowd were most of the gary Johnson and jill stein supporters many of whom tried to continually tear Hillary down throughout the process.
However, having said that, with the difficult transits for the country right now, a part of me is very glad that trump will get the blame and not Hillary.

Yes, I agree kiwi.

I think Dean had to be abandoned (so to speak), Asta, and maybe some of that was his own choice. He was trying to pull something off that turned out to be pretty awkward (“the scream”) and the press so humiliated him over it, that I think it would have worked against him so much that it would have been hard to overcome. I was one of his greatest supporters. I cried after his announcement speech when he had the courage to strongly question the Iraqui invasion, I worked for his campaign, and I took a picture with him when he came to New Orleans.

Great Speech….Nebraska Senator about a year ago…


some objective facts…. if adverbs are the stuff of opinion….well there has been plenty of that about Howard Dean;

Governor Howard Dean, former DNC Chairman, presidential candidate, six term Governor and physician, currently works as an independent consultant focusing on the areas of health care, early childhood development, alternative energy and the expansion of grassroots politics around the world.

Dean serves as a MSNBC contributor and is a strategic consultant for Dentons Law firm that has offices on five continents. Dean is also the founder of Democracy for America, a progressive online organization with one million members nation wide. DFA works to elect more progressive candidates to local, state and national office by providing the tools to create change.

He has extensive experience in Southeastern Europe including in Ukraine, Moldova, and the Balkans. He has also has an extensive knowledge of Iraqi and Iranian affairs, and has spent time in China and Myanmar. He has been active in anti human trafficking efforts in Asia and in the United States. He lectures frequently in Europe, and is currently teaching a course on the Politics of American Foreign Policy at the Jackson Institute at Yale.

Dean began his career in public service in 1982 when he transitioned from a full-time practicing physician to an elected representative in Vermont. Dean served as Governor for 12 years – the second longest serving in the state.

Respected on both sides of the political aisle, Dean was chairman of the National Governors’ Association, the Democratic Governors’ Association, and the New England Governors’ Conference while he served as Governor of Vermont. Dean left office in Vermont to run for President in 2003 where he implemented innovative fundraising strategies such as use of the Internet.

As chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Dean created and implemented the “50 State Strategy” and the development of 21st century campaign tools. Dean is credited with helping Democrats make historic gains in 2006 and 2008. Under his leadership, significant resources were dedicated to revitalizing the Party by building and strengthening the organizational tools, technological capabilities and infrastructure required to win while laying the foundation for a long-term Democratic majority.

Before entering politics, Dean graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in political science in 1971, and received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City in 1978. Upon completing his residency at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, he went on to practice internal medicine in Shelburne, Vermont.

He is married to Dr. Judy Steinberg and they have two children, Anne and Paul

Too tired to post, maybe somebody else will look at it.

On September 18, 2019, Saturn will station Dx opposite Sibly Sun. Mars will be activating Sibly Mars and Neptune, Pluto will trine Sibly Neptune.

There are also positive aspects formed recently or yet to come. I think the negative ones time the obstacles or defeats we will have to deal with and the positive ones will time when our efforts meet with success through the Congress, legal department or law enforcement.

There is more but I am tired.

opinion adverbs



maybe he will reach the top

he apparently has super-human strength

The ‘Dean Scream’ was a pure media manufactured moment, and people fell for it. It was enhanced into a ‘scream’ by the audio feed for TV
” The television crews recording the event plug into an audio source picking up Dean’s microphone, not the sound of the room. The cameras focus in to a tight shot of the candidate, not the rest of the room.
What you are not hearing is a room with thousands of people screaming and cheering.”

The time I liked John Kerry the best: Kerry called the Bush administration crooks and liars. He has refused to apologize.


I have friends who were in that room when the “Dean scream” happened. Even the ones who were directly in front of him said it was so noisy that they absolutely did not hear the scream and were quite astonished the way it was played out in the media.

And it’s quite tiresome to see Sanders blamed for Hillary losing the election. Or at least losing the electoral vote. He did campaign for her. The vast majority of his supporters (of whom I am one) voted for her. She simply wasn’t such a great candidate, and her supporters were quite oblivious to the intense anti-woman feelings of so many out there. They were all so caught up in the historical inevitability of her candidacy that they couldn’t see anything else.

Much of the leadership of the Democratic Party is entirely too beholden to corporations and banks. There just isn’t the commitment to the 99% that there ought to be.

I just hope that thousands of new people will run for office as Democrats in upcoming elections. Run for mayor, city council, school boards, state house and state senate seats, and so on. The party desperately needs new blood and new leadership. Sanders would have given us that, but he was frozen out by the establishment of the party. Too bad.

Duchess of Gadsden

Re: corporate media

IMV it was the corporate media that gave us Trump (on purpose) the media said constantly ad nauseam that Hillary was going to win against Trump… people hate the media… so people voted against … they were psychic driving the public to vote for Trump….. as I heard more than once by media leaders… Trump was VERY good for their business

Perfectly stated…..>>>The Ultimate Protection Racket<<<



is what I connected to since Trump became president. You put in your data: phone number and zip code, and each day you get a text for the day’s action. If you read the articles on the website about what works best, you’ll fine PHONE CALLS. Like the website pamphlet from Indivisible, they recommend making it as personal as you can.

Helps me feel proactive, hence less stressed.

They need money to pay for their texts, so I just donated a bit.

Hundreds of ‘Defend Planned Parenthood’ counter-demonstrations were held across the country Saturday


It is my understanding that Jupiter, while in most cases benevolent, has a flip side for carelessness, overconfidence, sloppiness and “let’s party” attitudes.
“Jovial” at the party, hand slap on the back good ‘ol times syndrome. Jupiter also has a reputation of being arrogant in the extreme, self-indulgent, pushy, exaggerative, hot headed, etc. I think we can see all this in Trump and the actions of Jupiter in his chart.

Further, by progression his Jupiter is now at 23 Libra making a tight square to his Natal Saturn and soon to his Venus in Cancer. He is reaping what he has sown…Saturn, Lord of Karma, doesn’t mess around.

Dutch, too bad Bernie spent only 14 months of his entire political career being a Democrat. Slam bam thank you for the vote ma’am. Now he is done with you. I take it from your post that you thoroughly enjoyed it.

Egads, Don–Thousands of new democratic candidates? My county has not run a single democratic candidate for public office the entire time I’ve lived here.

There’s a large storefront with “Democratic Party Headquarters” on the plate glass window. I’m going to stop someday and look in. Will there be bats? Skeletons with pencils in their hands? Piles of Vote Dukakis yard signs?

“Never Believe the Republicans’ B.S. Ever Again Their silence on Trump reveals that their Obama-era sanctimony was fake”
(LB, Tau/Sco with A Thor’s Hammer!)

Yesterday’s North Korean intermediate ballistic missile test follows on the heels of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s Jan 1st New Years message that his country was in the “final stages” before test launching an ICBM. The dreaded ICBM test would undoubtedly send diplomatic channels into a panic and deliver the Trump administration’s first international crisis. In a subsequent message North Korea has since said it could fire such a missile “anytime and anywhere.” As one news analysis concludes “The missiles are clearly intended as a threat to the U.S., with a range topping 5,500km and mobile launchers difficult to detect by satellite.”

In a January 3rd tweet Donald Trump responded to the threat by saying:


North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. IT WON’T HAPPEN!
4:35 AM – 3 Jan 2017

The following article delves into the particulars explaining why the date of February 16th, the birth anniversary of Kim Jong Un’s father (former NK leader Kim Jong Il) could witness a provocative ICBM missile test.

North Korea Could Test-Launch ICBM In February, Analyst Says


Astrological aspects for Feb 16, 2017

Tr. Mercury at 14 ’29 Aquarius in sextile to tr. Mars 14 ’29 Aries in opposition – trine to North Korea’s natal Pluto 15 ’33 Leo

Army veterans return to Standing Rock to form a human shield against police.


Little Birdie,

Perhaps you are unaware, but by responding to the ‘objectionable” personal comments (personalizing the discussion), you are inadvertently perpetuating the unpleasantness. Best advice is to ignore the criticisms and move on.

Steve Bannon’s Pluto
Trump’s Mars + ASC

Bannon’s Uranus
Trump’s Saturn Venus

Steve Bannon’s Mars
Trump’s Jupiter


We need experienced people who will protect our country on the National Security Council, not an extreme right-wing political operative.


Trumps presidency may be shorter than we expect. Because of his early attacks on the intel community we will get a lot more leaks like this

MUST SEE: MI6 dossier now verified by US intelligence. Trump’s “inner circle had regular flow of info from Kremlin.”


Good news for Hillary supporters: Trump is now listening to the neocons (you know, the ones at the Washington Post writing supporting opeds for Hillary – look it up).

Trump just send the next round of troops to Poland:
“The troop build-up is NATO’s biggest in Europe since the end of the Cold War, using a web of small eastern outposts, forces on rotation, regular war games and warehoused U.S. equipment ready for a rapid response force of up to 40,000 personnel.”


On the other hand:

Sen. Franken: Republican Senators Privately Tell Me Trump Is “Not Right Mentally”


Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) appeared on the February 10, 2017 broadcast of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher and talked about President Donald Trump.


at 9 minutes (53 sec)

Little Birdie,

It was meant as a simple suggestion. If the conversation is upsetting to you, perhaps taking a deep breath and politely disengaging may be the best course. It may not be necessary to respond to the other person in every instance. However, if you feel the need to clarify your position, do it in a way that doesn’t place the other person into an adversarial role. That approach simply feeds into the negativity. Just some practical advice. It wasn’t intended as an admonition.

I read Marjorie Orr’s interpretation of Elizabeth’s Warren political future coming to a “raging halt” in 2018 that has many readers really upset and wondering if that means she will lose her senate seat. I don’t understand Marjorie’s interpretation of Solar Arc mars conjunct her natal pluto as coming to a raging halt. To me this would seem more that she won whatever battle against the powerful she was waging with this dynamic aspect and has become a powerful force in the senate. It is difficult for me to believe that she would not win re-election given her extreme popularity in MA. I know because my daughter lives there and she is considered to be carrying on the legacy of of former MA senator, Ted Kennedy,” the lion” of the senate. As a matter of fact, a lion seems to me the perfect symbol of mars conjunct pluto. Thoughts anyone?

Stephanie, vote hacking. Popularity has as much effect on hacking as it would have against the Black Plague.

Mars conjunct Pluto says to me a whole lot of outrage about it.

Helen, after this weekend’s penumbral moon eclipse (throwing in some astro jargon for the fun of it), I developed a sudden devotion for your mission. Keep up the good work! Your ability to stir things up will be lovingly matched by my own.

Condensed note to replace my missing post about home health care medicare benefits. Everything free. As many visits as you need, even multiple ones each day, occupational therapy speech therapy, medical social services, physical therapy, nurses. Only need doctor to write up a simple plan for your care, approved less than 48 hours, medicare has site with approved hhc agencies just enter your zip code, medicare even gives them ratings to take some of the guess work out of it. So many conditions it covers, even diabetes and obesity. Under the Republicans, we could lose this entitlement we have paid for down through the years.

Also want to point out there are cash grants available to caretakers. Any caretaker, not just cancer. For example, one page application, no financial questions, $1500 a year for three years.

Thank you, Kiwi. This is a sacred site at least to me and is rich with pertinent information relevant to Nancy’s posts. Those are what I treasure, including the latest from Bill, albeit brief.

Former Rep. Governator of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger has done a video in support of the EPA and carbon control. Were that more R’s would get on board with rational thinking about the economy and the environment!

BTW, the video is NSFW.


*said to me

I have Sunday appointments arriving. Catch you on the flip side.

I gotta say that SNL had been a godsend for me. To be able laugh at this nightmare has been so therapeutic.

Best line from last night was:

” Mister President [sic] sir, let me just say you’re doing too much. Okay, I want one day without a CNN alert that doesn’t scare the hell of me.”

Melissa McCarthy is fantastic as Spicer!


Re: ‘Alpha House’ is going to help me get through the ‘Orange’ years… I’ll be watching it over and over

Kiwi, Thank You. Wish Bill Herbst commented here!
We should be sending letters to The Editors, DON’T BE FOOLED! The GOP is trying to scare people away from Obamacare:
“Constituents Flip Out On GOP Official For Claiming Obamacare Has Death Panels”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/florida-town-hall-death-panels_us_589f7d10e4b03df370d6d2be?section=us_politics

Stephanie, perhaps Eliz. Warren’s career path will take her out of the traditional political/gov’t role and into something brand new. She, and Meryl Streep too, have natal Jupiter at 0+ Aquarius, the same degree as the 2020 Jupiter-Saturn new cycle start. So does. Barack Obama. Eric Holder’s natal Sun is at 0+ Aquarius.

Watch for signs of initiatives or enterprises developing outside government circles starting in the Spring of 2019 (or sooner).

The Aries Equinox on March 20, 2019, has the Sun at 0 Aries conjunct Chiron at 1+ Aries, Uranus will be at 0+ Taurus, and the Moon at 28-29 Virgo will be opposite the Sun.

Also, Venus in Aquarius will sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius and they will form a Yod with the North Node which will be conjunct the U.S. Mercury in Cancer.

U.S. Mercury (thinking, talking, commerce, data, early education etc.) will have to make adjustments for whatever reason and the trans. NN will be there to lead the way.

Because the chart for this Equinox is set in DC, the MC is in Gemini and the ascendant is in Virgo, I’m thinking education and service will be the theme in in interpreting this equinox for the U.S.

At this equinox transiting Mars in Taurus will sextile U.S. Mercury and the trans. North Node in Cancer while Mars will also be squaring transiting Venus and form a quincunx with transiting Jupiter. Awesome dynamics making something happen.

Finally, the Yod made up of trans. Venus and Jupiter with the U.S. Mercury and trans. NN at the apex, will morph into a Boomerang pattern because trans. Pluto will oppose U.S. Mercury.

All the energy of the Yod then is targeted onto trans. Pluto (transformation) in Capricorn (and also trans. Saturn who will be a few degrees behind Pluto. Saturn will be sextile trans. Mercury and Neptune in Pisces) . . . and Pluto will be trine Mars!

At the base or root of this chart (the IC) is transiting Ceres in Sagittarius, who is conjunct the U.S. ascendant. Think caring for children.

This is an incredible equinox chart, effective until the summer solstice in June. I’ve no time to contemplate its possibilities now but I welcome anyone’s thoughts as to what it could mean.

I am also curious about Marjorie Orr’s forecast for Sen. Warren. The Republican Party obviously feels very threatened by her–the odious Mitch McConnell in particular. But honestly, when are they not threatened by a strong-willed, whip smart woman who can call them out on all of their crap? They are all such terribly weak and insecure men.

The thing is, the more they attack her, the stronger she will become, and the more progressives/liberals will rally behind her. Even if she should lose her Senate seat to hacking or some other back-door underhanded move by the GOP, it wouldn’t stop her from working at the grassroots level, or even from running for President in 2020.

Of course, the worst of the Capricorn conservative energy onslaught is still to come, and peaks in 2019 with the Saturn-Pluto conjunction. Maybe the Dems don’t win back full control of Congress, or even the Senate, and Warren is one of the GOP’s targets in the Senate in order to maintain its grip on power. That’s one possible theory.

It seems to me that Saturn entering Capricorn would mean a return of our government to following the constitution. Saturn is very strong in Capricorn and has always represented government in mundane astrology. The Republicans are not conservative and do not follow the rules and thwart the constitution at every turn. Why couldn’t this mean a Democratic sweep of the midterms and a righting of our ship afterward, i.e., getting government back on track. Labels such as conservative and liberal are meaningless in astrology. It is what the parties are actually doing that matters. And the republicans are acting like revolutionaries and want no government oversight and the Democrats are appealing to sanity, truth, checks and balances and facts (all Saturnian qualities.)

Education Department flunks spelling


In quoting civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois, the Department of Education on Sunday sent out a tweet misspelling his name. And then it sent out an apology that misspelled its apology.

Ms. DeVos has Mercury conjunct Saturn in her horoscope

DOB Jan 8 1958

Transiting Pluto 18 Capricorn up conjunct her 17 degree Capricorn Sun; She will be having her second Saturn return this year

Trump impeached? You can bet on it!
The prospect that the president won’t make it through his term is big business for bookmakers.
There’s already talk of impeachment, just three weeks into Donald Trump’s turbulent presidency. In fact, many are already betting on it.
Gambling houses all over the world are taking in action on whether Trump, inaugurated just last month, will resign or be impeached. And the odds aren’t as long as you might think.

Thanks, Lamis Beasley Faris.

Believe it or not, my dad actually met Trump while hanging in the lounge of Manhattan’s Trump Tower (this was back when Trump was more of a local New York celebrity than a national figure) and had a private chat with him.

He actually described him very similarly to how you speak about Jupiter – annoyingly loudmouthed, almost to the point of buffoonishness (who would have guessed that?) but also possessed of a certain likability and backslapping charm.

I’m not an astrologer (I’m an energy worker and I suppose a spiritually minded person, whatever that means), but my personal sense is that planetary forces simultaneously represent archetypal patterns and lenses for consciousness manifestations. I’d say the exact manifestations – whether positive, negative, or both – in things like individual personality and general luck are dependent on or at least heavily effected by surrounding circumstance and the amount of self-work one puts in.

Stephanie, that could be another possibility, although the thing to watch for is Pluto, which is all about exposing and demolishing things that have outlived their time and purpose. Saturn wants to reinforce old and existing structures, but if they aren’t working, Pluto says “kill them” often by pushing them to their extremes until they collapse and die. With Saturn meeting up with Pluto in a couple of years, it seems like we’ll be “doubling-down” on all things old, tried, and conservative in attempt to save the status quo (or at least conservative perceptions of what has been “lost”) at any cost, even as its decay accelerates from within, as well as due to outside pressures for which conservative responses have no answers.

Sometimes, things that seem very powerful, even overwhelmingly so on the surface, are actually on the verge of death, fighting to stay alive the only way they know how. When Pluto leaves Capricorn, we’ll see many business and government structures collapse and die, perhaps the United States as we know it among them.

Business World Columnist Holman Jenkins Jr. on why Kellyanne Conway’s ethics flap is the least of the Trump family’s problems. http://www.wsj.com/video/opinion-journal-nordstromgate/E7D3601B-060B-4D26-91C2-28E3F5621DA7.html

I discovered astrologer GianPaolo DiCocco on this site via a link, and I absolutely love the guy. Now granted, I am also a fan of the 3 Stooges, Animal House, Blazing Saddles, The Hangover, Hot Tub Time Machine and a host of other sophomoric films. I am also a woman, almost 60 years old (blush) but I was raised on Tom Lehrer and the Marx Brothers and there’s something about a young, brash dude that appeals to me. Here’s his latest on Trump. And this (DiCocco) is a guy who championed him (Trump), and most likely voted for him. His knowledge of astrology is pretty darn thorough. Check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha8o7nrgAHY&list=TLGGvGNHU7SOwLoxMjAyMjAxNw

Have we looked at Michael Flynn’s Chart?
“Trump Adviser Has Pushed Clinton Conspiracy Theories”:
(Could Flynn have something big to do with RUSSIA AND all the FAKE NEWS LIES that destroyed HRC? Is this why he still has so may connections with Russia?)


Another interpretation: Pluto is blowing up structures, government et.al and Saturn comes in to sweep up the debris and rebuild government structures based on the principals of truth, justice, and reality. Saturn is exalted in Libra, so at its best, the structures it builds are fair. With Saturn in Capricorn, its rulership, I have hope that Saturn will energize those who promote building a solid foundation that is just rather than those who are clinging to outdated structures.

On September 18, 2019, Saturn will station Dx opposite Sibly Sun, Nixon’s resignation Sun, and my GOP chart’s Sun. Mars will be activating Sibly Mars and Neptune, Pluto will trine Sibly Neptune.

This is just 116 days before January 13, 2020.



Maybe this could apply best to CalExit or some other breakaway initiative that emerges over the coming months? I still see Pluto as being a force to be reckoned with on the same front though, one that will remain in Capricorn for a few more years after Saturn moves on to Aquarius.

Basically, I don’t think we are yet in the time of new structures and rebuilding, at least not here in the United States with our Pluto Return approaching. After 2022 however, I suspect the door will be open wider to new structures and ideas more so than it has been within our lifetimes.

Thank you for the Schwarzenegger clip Eliseo (thought of using E but that is already taken and might come back to haunt me).

80,000 March in Raleigh for Voting Rights, Democracy & #MoralResistance



Oroville dam – live updates

continued – spillway collapse possible


From Good Golly Astrology. Other posts in each series can be accessed from the site map.
The Game of Signs, part one: Ned Stark

Astrology in the Old West, Wyatt Earp:

Mr. Robot fans, the horoscope of Rami Malek:

Other series include the Civil War, Marvel Comics heroes and heroines, and each major nominee for the Oscar.

His political articles in a nutshell: “this is my disclaimer. I am not just a supporter of Hillary Clinton, I am someone who regards the possibility of a Trump presidency with unmitigated horror.”

Entertainers both old and new, and an extensive list of Mars/Venus interpretations at the end of the site map.

Finally, for Alex: https://goodgollyastrology.com/68-general-astrology-articles-on-gga/897-saturn-calls-bernie-sanders.html
An excellent analysis long before the final result of Bernie’s impact.

Picking up on the meaninglessness of the terms liberal and conservative in todays political world, it occurs to me that despite todays cons wanting to invoke ‘founding fathers intent’, the fathers were actually the liberals of their day.

And thinking further on that theme, I wonder if Ben Franklin’s birthchart, as one who signed all four of the crucial documents (declaration of independence, constitution, treaty of alliance with france, and treaty of Paris) that led to the creation of ‘USA’, whether that might glean any insight going forward as far as success of his ideals are concerned?
Astro.com has 17 Jan 1706 10.30am

He was the one that valued access to education as a tool for a well functioning democracy; raised funds for a public hospital, among other things.
Perhaps some of his quotes and deeds could be parroted back to today’s political vultures?

Gearing up:


There is a website called The Last American Vagabond (can’t get it to post) with this article:

The pie chart below needs desperately to be adjusted from the 57% on military spending – obscene waste of resouces going into the pockets of the 1%, And the next expeditures shown are at SIX PERCENT: education, Government, Veteran Benefits.


I’d like to share just one of several more intriguing points of interest uncovered in the chart for the Spring Equinox of 2019. That would be the pattern classification which I believe is most apt for this chart, among the 7 classifications that Marc Edmund Jones popularized.

It could be a Bucket pattern with the Moon as the handle, or it could be a Splay pattern due to the bunched planets in the 5th and 7th houses. I chose instead the Locomotive pattern due to the open trine between the Moon in Virgo and Mars in Taurus. I chose that one, well, just because.

Because the Locomotive pattern – in this case – would have the Moon as its engine. I believe we will be seeing (by 2019) a period when, worldwide, the People (citizens symbolized by the Moon) will have already begun to flex their muscle power, no longer willing to acquiesce to authoritarian (Saturn) say-so.

The present period – where the outer planets have been consistently in their present signs for 5 or more years, and the 7 exact squares between Pluto and Uranus have completed their work – will end when transiting Uranus leaves Aries for good after 8 years in that sign.

Of course no single chart can reveal the entire greater picture, but this one, this 2019 Spring Equinox chart resonates so strongly with the U.S. natal (Sibly) chart (Equinox Pluto trines the U.S. Neptune for Pete’s sake), that it makes the Locomotive pattern with Moon in the lead – dare I say it – almost logical.

The Virgo Moon in this 2019 Spring Equinox chart is quincunx (a need to adjust one’s position) the U.S. natal Moon in Aquarius, while it also is trine the U.S. natal Pluto in Capricorn. A Locomotive pattern expresses (in the planet acting as the engine) an enormous amount of power moving forward.

Four days after this Equinox, trans. Venus will conjunct the U.S. Moon. She does this every year but by now the transiting North Node will have moved into Cancer, the Moon’s home sign. In the months preceding the March 2019 Equinox, trans. Uranus (before leaving Aries for good) will have sextiled the U.S. Moon in Aquarius, empowering the U.S. People with a sense of freedom.

During that same time the trans. South Node (release old outworn ways) will have been conjunct the U.S. Pluto and some powerful, likely unconscious, reptilian fear will have been released, freeing up the path forward (transiting North Node – path forward – will conjunct the U.S. Mercury at the Equinox and both will be at the apex of that Equinox Yod they form with trans. Jupiter and Venus, the two benefics of the zodiac).

It may be too soon to recognize this new freedom at the Equinox in 2019, what with trans. Neptune just moving out of the trine with U.S. natal Sun, and while we still have trans. Pluto trine the U.S. Neptune, . . .

. . but by the time the new Jupiter-Saturn cycle begins in December 2020, along with the new Jupiter-Pluto cycle and the new Saturn-Pluto cycle, there WILL be a sense of a new era dawning.

By November 2020 a lunar eclipse conjunct the U.S. Uranus (with trans. Neptune square the trans. nodes) will hearken back to this month’s solar eclipse on the 26th that squares the U.S. Uranus. Sometimes we just can’t see the forest for all those trees in the way.

So “right” you are! “Left”, “Right”, “Liberal”, “Conservative”, etc. are too black & white in our increasingly complex, grey world. What am I if I hold six “Conservative” views, albeit for alternate reasons, plus 24 “Liberal” stances? If I’m a “Liberal” does that obligate me to dogmaticly toe the Liberal line if I know that a particular “Liberal” proposition or law is dangerously dumb? The political labels can serve to depress critical thought and frequently do.

Also, the Founders weren’t just “Liberal” in the old sense. They were very pragmatic, practical “Radicals”.
Consider businessman/printer Benjamin Franklin who recommended such radical Socialist ideas as community run & owned Fire Departments! & Libraries! & Postal Systems! &…. the most subversive, radical Socialist idea of all… PUBLIC SCHOOLS!

It is an extraordinary irony, the false notion that American Libertarians who want to privatize everything, represent the original Founders intentions. But we suffer today the narcissistic pretentions of lazy minds.

Kellyanne Conman.

From SOW, Jude Cowell has an fascinating Study: “Herr Hitler and His Minions, Plus the Reichstag Fire”
And if you’re curious, here is a bi-wheel of Hitler’s natal horoscope with the Reichstag Fire chart around it; actually, the Fire’s planets conjoining his natal midpoint pictures tell an interesting tale, if you care to look. Clip: The Reichstag Fire of February 27, 1933 is detailed on the Eye Witness to History website if you’re curious about what was done and said that night by those on the scene (who were secretly responsible for setting it).
As you see, the date of the event reveals that its Solar Return 2017! occurs a few days from this typing–and a day or less (depending on your time zone) after the February 26, 2017 Solar Eclipse, a karma-laden affair.
Such cosmic time links are worth remembering” Thank you, Jude!

“The Fascist Personality and Rhetoric of Donald Trump”

2 more charts for September 18th 2019.

Could a turning point in the term begin then?

Inauguration chart with transits


PAL Sep 18 with prog natal


California dam emergency spillway used for first time in history

BBC News

Regarding Marjorie Orr’s harsh prediction for Elizabeth Warren in the next two years (the run-up to the 2018 election), I would like to suggest a possible countervailing argument.

Yes, EW will have Pluto (18 Cap) opposing her Venus (18 Cancer), creating very difficult times for her in late summer & fall 2018. And, Saturn entering Capricorn will also put large pressure on her Sun/Uranus/Midheaven at 0-1 Cancer, but this same Saturn aspect will also oppose the USA Venus/Jupiter conjunction during the same election period. However none of us would be at all surprised that it is highly likely both EW and the USA will be facing very trying times in the election of 2018.

But here’s another observation: at the same time that Saturn is entering Capricorn (and opposing EW’s Sun/Uranus/Midheaven), Uranus is entering Taurus, thereby forming a trine with the transit Saturn in Capricorn.

Then, at the same time, these two powerful transiting planets form a grand trine with EW’s Saturn at 1+ Virgo, and that grand trine is intersected by the opposition of the transiting Saturn with EW’s Sun/Uranus/Midheaven. This leaves EW’s Sun/Uranus/Midheaven as the focal point of what looks to be a very dynamic (and hopefully, fortuitous) kite formation. Again, it would not be surprising to imagine that EW will be front and center of the 2018 election campaign.

While at the election time in November 2018, the kite/grand trine is pulling away (with transit Saturn at 4 – 5 Capricorn, directly opposing the USA Jupiter at 5 Cancer), it is still broadly intact. And EW’s Sun/Uranus/Midheaven (at 0 – 1 Cancer) is still a tight favorable focal point with transit Uranus (at 0 Taurus) trining her Saturn (at 1 Virgo).

Just offer this observation to suggest that EW seems to have strong astrological support to overcome & win, despite the predictably terrible pressures. Or, at least, we can hope.

Kellyanne Conjob

PinkHat, thank you so much for those observations. It is remarkable that, although the 3d and final exact trine between trans. Uranus and Saturn takes place in November, 2017, they do return to their trine (within a few arc minutes) by August 2018. That trine stays within a 6 degree orb right up to November’s election day. What a very strategic move by the gods and goddesses!

A couple of days after that trans. Jupiter moves into Sagittarius to form a sextile with Warren’s Jupiter at 0+ Aquarius to form the obligatory Yod with Warren’s Sun at 0+ Cancer. In some way she will be forced to adjust her approach or attitude or assessment regarding (possibly) foreign countries and any expansion or religious issues.

In January, 2019, as Jupiter moves forward into Sagittarius, Uranus moves backward into Aries for one last close encounter with U.S. Pluto (a square) and U.S. Moon (a sextile). This will be happening as trans. Jupiter moves into his square with trans. Neptune, both aspecting the U.S. Sun and Saturn square. Trans. Saturn will simultaneously oppose U.S. Sun and square U.S. Saturn.

Trans. Mars as well will join the tumult, along with the eclipses of January 2019 and that leads into the March Spring Equinox that has me so mesmerized with its potential. Let the revolution begin.

In keeping with the preparedness for fighting back, I read that ” . .Eric Holder leads an effort to address the structural advantages enjoyed by Republicans, who by holding state legislatures, get to draw safer and safer congressional districts after each census.” (Time magazine, issue Feb. 6, 2017)

Eric Holder’s Sun is at 0+ Aquarius, like Elizabeth Warren’s and Barack Obama’s Jupiter is at 0+ Aquarius which is the degree of the new Jupiter-Saturn cycle start in 2020.

Time magazine, page 32 for bit on E. Holder.

barbk – Ms Conway’s mercury is at 1 degree aquarius !


A pair of EpiPens costs about twice as much in the U.S. as they do in Canada. Dozens of other drugs are significantly cheaper across the northern border, but it’s currently illegal for Americans to buy them. Bernie Sanders is leading the push to change that.


Starlight says until Feb 19th Trump has a good Jupiter transit, although much info is coming out about Flynn and Russia. May be after the 19th Flynn will be let go. But then all the dirt Flynn has on him probably will also be revealed. I cannot see how this works out good for Trump & Co.

chrys, thanks for Ms. Conway’s chart and although I don’t see the common thread between Obama, Warren, Holder and Streep running through Conway, it doesn’t mean that things can’t change.

Actually Conway’s Sun is in a tighter conjunction with the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction (0 Aquarius 29) than is her Mercury, so she could be more than a mouthpiece if she chooses to be involved in that coming cycle. Fascinating chart for sure.

I believe we will be hearing more from her after Valentine’s Day when retrograde Jupiter again conjuncts her natal Mars which trines the boss’s Sun in Gemini.

In March though, when transiting Chiron exactly conjuncts her natal Saturn (which opposes her natal Uranus + Pluto in Virgo) and trines her natal Neptune in Scorpio, and sextiles her natal Sun in Capricorn she could suffer a great deal. Or maybe she will be the Wounder.

Whether that will be shown in the charts for the Ides of March, or the Equinox or when trans. Mars T-squares her opposition between natal Jupiter and natal Sun remains to be seen. Even so she is a survivor (Moon trine Pluto).

There are millions of us that have a planet in our natal chart or an important point, like the ascendant for example, on or near the 0+ Aquarius degree where the 2020 Jupiter-Saturn cycle initiates, and all will – to a greater or lesser degree – be involved in the change it symbolizes.

When Dane Rudhyar* spoke of the symbol for this degree he said it ” . . speaks of the projection of a noble ideal into concrete forms of beauty and significance . .” and even Kellyanne Conway couldn’t argue with that.
*Dane Rudhyar’s book An Astrological Mandala

More on Ms. Conway:


Curious indeed about Conway. She very much seems to fit the Capricorn/Saturn/10th House archetype of one who ambitiously climbs to great heights, often toiling long and hard to do so, and eventually reaching her peak. And it certainly seems that DJT is her “mountain peak” of sorts.

The problem for her may be pride and overconfidence–a lack of restraint now that she believes she has arrived–which could lead her to having a “Wile E. Coyote moment” accompanied by a tremendous fall. That’s been the undoing of many Capricorns, perhaps the most notoriously of them in U.S. history being Richard Nixon, whose Watergate scandal cost him the Presidency and left an indelible mark on his legacy and the office of the Presidency.

The Saturn-Jupiter conjunction on her Mercury (and out of sign on her 29 Cap Sun) may indeed put her in the “mix” somehow for the next 20-year cycle, although I’m more curious about what Pluto will mean for her. Her fate may not be so intertwined with Trump’s as we might tend to think; he could take a tumble, and she may still somehow survive, coming into more power somehow. Then again, she may just be the one who takes up for him and tries to put a spin on his legacy, perhaps portraying him as a “misunderstood victim” of nasty liberals and dissidents within the GOP, enemies all who desperately sought to bring him down at all cost.

She could also lose everything, but wind up taking a completely different path forward. I somehow don’t ever see her emerging as a rational voice speaking to positive change on any front, but who knows. In any case, if she lacks integrity, Pluto will surely reveal it soon for all to see.

Her lies and manipulation are already readily apparent. I just meant if there’s more there to be revealed, it will come out, one way or another.

Can someone look at Stephen Miller’s chart?

“After seeing Stephen Miller on the Sunday talk shows, my low opinion of the Trump Administration’s ability to affect any improvement in the safety, economic status. and international well being of the United States for all citizens and residents took a very steep dive into the abyss. We are being led by an Administration that has no grip on reality, headed by a man who will never be ready to fill the office of the President. Individually, we each have two alternatives; we can work to turn the Congress or we can prepare for the apocalypse. I suggest we start working on the first while keeping pace on the second.”

comment from NYT’s on Flynn.

Hearts and flowers for all of the ladies here.

I just heard that 46% of men do not plan to do anything special for Valentines Day and 53% of women said they would dump a guy if they didn’t get anything without prior notice.

There. I’m covered! Whew! (Did I get it in time? When is Valentines Day?)

Very Sweet! Thanks Bob.

Interesting BuckeyeShadow!
Kellyanne being intertwined with all those Macho Conservative Men she will never be promoted by them. I see she has Dark Moon Lilith spot-on her Ascendant, don’t know what that brings?
But, I read so many negative comments about Kellyanne’s looks, “She’s Ugly, She Need a Good Facelift” “She looks like someone Beat-Her-Up” Horrible comments like I’ve never before read!

Astrotheme shows Lilith on KellyAnne’s Ascendant…but other charts don’t?

Very good analysis using the best of these old guys, Marc Edmund Jones. I think you are right on here.

I sent my wife a quite nice Valentine’s card, etc. which she received Saturday. Unfortunately, she is 2400 miles away by closest summer route. Winter route adds about 500 miles to that. I haven’t seen her since July of 2014 but we shall hopefully be reunited this coming July of 2017.

Our relationship is fine, but I suppose this distance is what you get when Pluto transits your 7th House! Pluto exits my 7th April 8th, but retrogrades back & forth through 7 & 8 until finally entering my 8th November 19, 2018!

So I suppose the moral here is (A) You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. OR (B) Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

I agree with you. People can oppose Conway and others like her without necessarily stooping down to their level. I say focus on the fact that she’s aligned herself with a truly unqualified POTUS and keep hitting her on that, as well as her lies, not on petty and superficial things like her face or looks. Those are irrelevant, and focusing on them is a waste of energy.

There’s also no shortage of irony in the fact that Conway is the first female campaign manager to win a presidential race, but that her boss is for some of the most regressive, anti-women policies we’ve seen since the country’s founding. I’d sooner liken her to a “female Judas,” or else someone who sells out and betrays her own interests. And while she many never find herself in desperate need of health care or even say an abortion, someone in her family just might. Although she might very well be heartless enough to just tell them to deal with it.

happy valentine’s day to all – sending loving thoughts no matter what your gender!

I think kellyanne is like many professional women today – they have numbed their inner feminine down because that’s what it takes to get ahead in the dominant patriarchy.
That, and the fact she is part of the religious right that always cedes deference to the ‘man’

good valentine’s day to ya

I received pic of grand nephew with big fish he caught !

Flynn resigns!!!
One down more to go!

Some news channel did a series of video clips of The Donald’s handshake ‘tecnique’. Hilarious and so very strange. He is endlessly providing studies in what weird & crazy looks like. Abe’s face after this 20 second handshake marathon is priceless.

The WP has a funny video too of several awkward Trump-yanks:


just watched that steven miller – he is one creeeepy dude!

Woohoo! Bye bye Flynn! Who will replace him?

Yes, Flynn Resigned!
Let’s applaud this recent lunar eclipse! And Vesta! You can’t make this stuff up.

I think there is much more to come, and the secret service agencies (all of them + the US Army) have tasted blood and will go in for the kill. Flynn tip of the gnarled mass below ground.

Press is ever on the prowl as well.

“Flynn was not able to definitively refute a Washington Post story late last week that his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak included communication about the sanctions. It is illegal for unauthorized private citizens to negotiate with foreign governments on behalf of the US.”

That was quick! I’ve lived through many White House Scandals, but never a big one which happened so fast.



geometry of the solar system

solar geometry



Mercury and its Aphelion / Perihelion: A circle divided by 4

Mercury – Venus: A circle divided by 6

Venus – Earth: The Golden Ratio

Earth – Mars: A circle divided by 12

Mars – Jupiter: A square expanded


Just reviewing the chart for Steve Bannon (google), Nov. 27th, 1953 in Norfolk, VA, 12:00 noon (time unknown) suggests to me that Bannon may be disappearing soon as well.

There was a Transiting cardinal cross involving Vesta/Jupiter/Uranus/Pluto impinging on his natal planets during the eclipse of the moon on Feb. 10-11.

The eclipse hit Bannon on his natal Juno at 24 Leo.

Vesta was sitting on his natal Uranus at 22 Cancer.

Jupiter at 23 Libra was sitting right next to his Natal Neptune at 25 Libra,

Pluto was sitting on his Natal Chiron at 18 Capricorn,

and Uranus at 21 Aries was squaring his Natal Uranus at 22 Cancer which conjuncts his natal South Node at 26 Cancer.

I’m curious to see how long he lasts.

Fascinating stuff Lamis, wow, I think you are right about Bannon being in a volatile position. Vesta had a lot of teamwork (and complexity) in the lunar eclipse of Feb. 10th.

Something else about trans. Pluto right now is that the degree he is in, 18+ Capricorn, is where the cycle of Neptune and Uranus began back in 1993. Looking at the last of their 3 conjunctions a couple of things grabbed my eye. Pallas the strategist was at 22+ Aquarius (conjunct Saturn at 23+ Aquarius) and that’s where the Sun which was opposite the eclipsed Moon on Feb 10th was too.

Pallas in the Uranus-Neptune chart was square Mercury at 22+ Scorpio (secret telephone calls) and was also conjunct Pluto at 24+ Scorpio, which is the degree of Trump’s IC. I think he put Flynn up to making those calls to Putin.

What’s more, the transiting nodes at the time of the Neptune-Uranus conjunction were at 3+ Sagittarius (North) and 3+ Gemini (South) which the now transiting nodes (North in Virgo, South in Pisces) square. The nodes determine when eclipses occur.

As an aside, the fact that the U.S. Saturn and Trump’s Chiron (+ Juno) share the same degree intrigues me. The double emphasis on partnership (14+ Libra and Juno) suggests someone close to Trump could be responsible for wounding him.

Trans. Jupiter will return to that degree (Trump’s Chiron) in May, station direct in June and return to that degree in July.

It is the Uranus-Neptune cycle’s chart square between Pluto-Mercury and Pallas-Saturn that will be driving the 1st nail in Trump’s coffin. Bannon may or may not be the 2nd but he will be one of them.

Also of note, Uranus and Neptune at 18+ Capricorn were sextile Mars at 19+ Scorpio who was conjunct Lilith (the asteroid) also at 19+ Scorpio. Perhaps the leaks from the Whitehouse are coming from someone who was overlooked or who is seeking revenge for some other reason.

Trans. Pluto will be at 18+ Capricorn the rest of this month and the first 11 days of March. He will station retrograde in April and return to 18+ Cap in June-July and after stationing direct, he will return to that degree for most of December and the 1st week of next January. This really is like a TV drama; stay tuned!

Thank you Barbk for nudging to look back at the Uranus/Neptune cycle and once again, I think you are definitely on to something very big! The connections to Trump’s IC are indeed fascinating, and the US Saturn to Trump’s Juno/Saturn in the 2nd house.

Very cool.

The Uranus/Neptune in Capricorn at that time also suggests to me the attempt by Clinton to introduce a new health care plan which was vehemently opposed and resulted in Republicans sweeping Congress a year later. Now Pluto comes to sit on that very point. And what a terrible time the Republican Congress is having with the ACA! Nodes at that time now being squared by today’s nodes in Virgo/Pisces(talk about problems with health care!).


Nancy Pelosi@NancyPelosi

There’s no excuse for letting an international crisis play out in front of a bunch of country club members like dinner theater. #FireFlynn


Naomi Klein


Re: The sudden resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn…..

Questions were bluntly being asked on CNN: “What did the President know and when did he know it” – words strangely reminiscent of the Nixon Watergate scandal had been posed several times during the course of one report. Is this just the tip of the iceberg? Anyone have any thoughts on this?

Ok. As a follow up, I just noticed one article striking the same familiar theme…..

‘What did he know and when did he know it’: David Gergen asks when Trump knew about Flynn blackmail risk

Raw Story
Feb 14, 2017

Saying “This is very serious,” former White House adviser David Gergen invoked the ghost of the Watergate cover-up after it was reported that President Donald Trump was warned Gen. Michael Flynn was a possible security risk subject to blackmail by the Russians.

Late Monday night, the Washington Post reported that the Trump White House had been warned that Flynn was a risk by acting Attorney General Sally Yates — an opinion seconded by former CIA director John Brennan and former director of national intelligence James R. Clapper.

Yates was famously fired by Trump for failing to back his immigration ban on Muslims and refugees.

Discussing the bombshell report, Gergen, who wrote former President Richard Nixon’s resignation letter, said the report is a major development and could impact more than Flynn.

“David,” a stunned CNN host Anderson Cooper said to Gergen, “It doesn’t stop. We don’t have the reporting on this, it comes from the Washington Post.”



The truth be known, Trump probably knew right from the beginning what was going on and either validated or helped formulate what Flynn was doing. The question is what was the Trump administration trying to get in return after lifting the sanctions? We already know about the potential black mail items, as well as Russia influencing the election. That is bad in itself and should be considered treasonous. What else was in it (or were they going to claim was in it) for the U.S. if we lifted sanctions on Russia? Is this going to be like the OJ trial? (I’m sort of kidding but who knows?)

Jill Stein – Michael Flynn and Putin having a wonderful time …http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/11/22/1603031/-Jill-Stein-s-Connection-to-Putin

what fun – the story gets darker…

On April 30, 1973 Nixon fired John Dean and John Ehrlichman, and H.R. Haldeman resigned. That evening, Richard Nixon called Ehrlichman and Haldeman “Two of the finest public servants I have ever known.” or words to that effect.

It was obvious to me at that point that Nixon was ultimately doomed, even though it would be more than fifteen months before Nixon left office.

This feels to me remarkably like the entire Watergate affair, only on fast-forward.

Is Mike Pence getting ready for his “close-up”?

Pence Places Conservative, Evangelical ‘Allies’ in All Corners of White House

Duchess of Gadsden,
“This feels to me remarkably like the entire Watergate affair, only on fast-forward.”

Feels like that way to me as well. I’m betting were we to take a poll, the majority on this blog are feeling/intuiting the same.

But my hope is that Mr. Pence & the top leadership in the R. Party also go down in this affair as well. Frankly, I suspect many, more were in the know, but purposefully looked the other way. Such is the addiction to power.

We may be doing a replay of the 1848-1856 period in which the Whigs elected a complete incompetent, (Z. Taylor) and soon went out of business.

Duchess – I’m with you. Very deja vu all over again. This time on speed!

Remember the Sat. Night Massacre when Nixon fired independent special prosecutor Archibald Cox? Best bumper sticker of that era – Impeach the Cox-sacker!

I hadn’t thought of that Lamis so I compared Hillary’s chart to the Neptune/Uranus chart and found that Hillary’s Mercury at 21+ Scorpio (stationing) conjuncts the Neptune/Uranus chart Mercury at 22+ Scorpio!

Neptune/Uranus’ Mercury in turn squared the same chart’s Pallas and Saturn at 22 and 23 Aquarius while Hillary’s Saturn at 21+ Leo squared her natal Mercury. Together it would become a T-square in fixed signs. The “empty leg” (to complete a fixed grand cross) would be something in the 22+ Taurus region.

Ironically, the ACA/Obamacare chart also has a fixed square between the goddess asteroids Vesta at 22+ Leo and Pallas at 22+ Scorpio.

So Obamacare and Clinton and the Neptune/Uranus cycle are all tied together along with last Friday’s lunar eclipse at 22+ Leo opposite Sun at 22+ Aquarius which serves to connect the dots. This is amazing, thanks for clueing me in Lamis.

By the way, 22+ Taurus is where the last Jupiter-Saturn conjunction was. It’s where Mitch McConnell’s Saturn is (which conjuncts his Mars at 21+ Taurus) that opposes his natal Juno at 22+ Scorpio. I wonder if it means that no real changes in Obamacare will happen until this Saturn-Jupiter cycle is over in December 2020.

Also I apologize for saying Trump put Flynn up to calling Putin when I should have said the Russian ambassador or whatever he was. I still stand by Trump putting Flynn up to the calls based on Donald’s natal IC conjunct Pluto in the Neptune/Uranus chart (which squares the same chart’ s Saturn).

And yes Duchess, all this does have the Watergate feel to it.

Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants Men To Approve Abortion, Calls Women ‘Hosts’


Ja, Thank you for that terrific NYT Piece!

The next watershed election is scheduled for 2020. Looking at that chart, we see that Pluto has moved on from its position twenty years before, and now is approaching a conjunction with the natal Pluto. As well, the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction is just beyond the natal Pluto, so that the midpoint between that conjunction and the transiting Pluto is exactly on the natal Pluto. All of this emphasizes the United States Pluto Return, which will be discussed in detail at a later date. This will be the prominent aspect of the first part of the third decade of this century. No nation has lasted long enough to have a Pluto return, which takes about 250 years. Usually constitutions are rewritten before 250 years have passed; our constitution, which was based on an unwritten constitution of our mother country, was old at the time (see The Frozen Republic by Daniel Lazare for details). What does a Pluto Return mean? In an individual human being, Saturn returns are important. We’ve mentioned before Uranus returns in the United States. This Pluto return will be a make-it-or-break-it time for the country.



a comment from the NYT’s and appropo of Nancy’s post:

” Where is the one ethical Republican who will stand up and admit the truth – that Donald Trump is unsuitable as President, having neither the knowledge, temperament, or the ethics to serve this great nation? Every day that passes brings us closer to the one where he decides to bomb someone just because he’s so angry.

It would be such a relief to hear one brave, patriotic, and noble soul in the GOP tell the citizens what we all know: that there has been a concerted, decades-long effort on the part of the wealthiest to wrest control of the politics and wealth of the US from the people to themselves. Tell the American people that the GOP has decided to support this utterly dangerous and unqualified failure and megalomaniac because it means that they can finally get their wildly unpopular legislative plans finally accomplished.”

Michael Moore doesn’t mince words. He tells it like it is……..

Michael Moore Responds to Michael Flynn’s Resignation

Nathan Wellman | February 14, 2017

Documentarian Michael Moore just responded to the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn with his trademark incendiary flair, calling for the arrest of both Flynn and Trump for colluding with Russia to secure the presidency.

My thoughts on the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn…

Now that Flynn is gone, he can rejoin his son in pedaling the story that Hillary was running a pedophile ring out of Comet Pizza. This is what was passing for National Security. Whackjob…

I’m fondly remembering Michael Flynn at the Republican convention leading the cheer from the stage: “LOCK HER UP!” Now it may be him who gets locked up. Be careful what you wish for!…

Flynn was colluding with a foreign government accused of helping throw the election to Trump, promising them they would be taken care of. Arrest him…

Let’s be VERY clear: Flynn DID NOT make that Russian call on his own. He was INSTRUCTED to do so.He was TOLD to reassure them. Arrest Trump…

TRUMP KNEW EVERYTHING. It will all come out. Along with the rest of Trump’s collusion & obedience to Putin. #IMPEACH…

The Washington Post & NY Times now reporting Trump HAS KNOWN FOR A MONTH Flynn lied about the Russian call – and Trump did nothing. #IMPEACH…

This is who Trump named “National Security Advisor”: A lapdog to the lapdog of Putin. Feeling secure America? He’s gonna get u killed…

Hey, @realDonaldTrump — one hour after Obama put sanctions on Russia YOU told Flynn to call them & promise them it’ll be OK. Admit it. Traitor! Resign by morning!


As the media repeatedly refers to the “chaos” within which the U.S. government (Washington DC anyway) finds itself I have the desire to pin down, astrologically, why. I started by finding the precise degree where transiting TNO (transneptunian object) Chaos was.

Before it stationed retrograde trans. Chaos was exactly square the U.S. natal Neptune from 22+ Gemini. That was last September. Since then Chaos renewed its exact conjunction with the U.S. Mars at 21+ Gemini and now is backed up to 20+ Gemini and still retrograde. That alone would provide chaos aplenty.

On the last day of 2016 transiting Jupiter (expand) at 21+ Libra was making a trine to trans. Chaos who was conjunct U.S. Mars at 21+ Gemini. Jupiter was also in a sextile (not exact yet) with trans. Saturn (control) at 21+ Sagittarius who was square trans. Chaos (who was conjunct U.S. Mars who squares U.S. Neptune).

Jupiter and Saturn are the astrological team that make up the core energy of societies; how they grow or deteriorate and what those societies see as stable and where they want to enlarge. Astrologers study Jupiter and Saturn when ascertaining the kind of government a country is endowed with.

So trans. Chaos was not only influencing the U.S. natal Neptune-square-Mars pattern, it was affecting societies worldwide because of its relationship with trans. Jupiter and trans. Saturn, themselves in a rather cooperative relationship at the moment.

At that point between 2016 and 2017 transiting Chiron (known for healing as well as wounding) in Pisces was also aspecting trans. Chaos, trans. Saturn and trans. Jupiter as well as trans. Uranus in Aries. Chiron was opposite Chaos (chaos) and square Saturn (control).

The sign Gemini is associated with data, many facts (or dis-information) and trying to stay focused on the immediate situation. It is the guiding principal of news people. With trans. Chaos in this sign it would be difficult, if even possible, to get to the facts or for that matter, the truth. Was anything as it seemed?

With a transiting planet T-square (Chaos, Saturn, Chiron) the challenges were relentless. With trans. Jupiter trine trans. Chaos there was no end in sight to the confusion.

It wasn’t just happening in the U.S. at that time (or now) but because of the U.S. Mars-square-U.S. Neptune pattern, the Chaos entourage was putting on the show of shows – a three ring circus if you will. It was a new year and while the world watched with bated breath there was no shortage of drama.

I’m sure, in decades to come, maturing news people will regale the younger reporters with stories they covered in the 20 ‘teens and the young cubs will envy a time of such excitement and wonder. History will pontificate on how the People overcame their deleterious government and rewrote the rules, thus overcoming centuries of stagnated corruption. Mark my words it will happen.

Are we expected to believe that Flynn had no directive from Trump, Tillerson, etc. to make his phone call?
Haven’t seen that question asked in the media yet. I find it hard to accept that he would have acted on his own.

from ed tamplin “trump hitting the wall”

Is there a chart for Washington D.C. and/or the White House itself? I would love to have a look, not that I am much of an astrologer, but there might be some obvious rather than obscure transits and aspects that might stand out.
The reason I’m interested is that I’m a firm believer that 9/11 was an inside job (and that our country has a long history of staged false flag events to manipulate the public).
Trump seems to be attempting to normalize the use of other venues of governance by spending as little time conducting business in the White House as possible. And he’s built his hotel directly across the street from the White House (how convenient) and of course his wife is taking up residence in N.Y. Trump towers.
Recently we’ve seen the meeting with Abe in Florida and the casualness of those meetings, the ‘nuclear football’s’ exposure there, etc.
I’ve also heard it said on many occasions in the media that Trump’s constituents sent him to Washington to “blow up” the White House or government. Perhaps not meant literally, but that has certainly been open hostility toward government in general by many politicians in government who have fanned the flames, first by making sure our government didn’t function as it should and secondly by using negative talking points and propaganda to undermine it…essentially saying they wanted to drown it in the bath tub.
And Trump has certainly taken a shock and awe approach to change…..
So I’m of a mind to think this might all be a set up for a feigned “terrorist attack” on the White House itself. It is a fascist’s wet dream and this corporate coup is no longer about parties but about a complete takeover. So what better way to manifest it than by taking out the central hub of government. Think of the chaos that would create and the dispersion of our very center. And I can imagine that what would follow would be all kinds of new controls put in place as happened after 9/11 and are still in place.
Certainly the difficult Plutonian and Uranian transits now affecting the USA could play out in a dramatic fashion. Pluto was active in the USSR’s chart when it literally fell apart. The wheels fell off.

The cornerstone of the White House was laid on October 13, 1792.

Thanks Alex!

James Comey: Dec. 14, 1960, Yonkers, NY, 12pm chart (google, no time given).

Natal Uranus at 25 Leo 24. Eclipse of Feb. 10-11 at 22 Leo 28. Conjunction.

Comey’s natal Sun at 22 Sag. 23. Eclipse: Vesta at 22 Cancer 29. Quincunx 150 degrees. Quite an adjustment.

Upcoming Solar eclipse on Feb. 26 will impact him even more forcefully. It will hit at 8 Pisces 12
conjunct to Comey’s South Node at 10 Pisces 16. It will oppose his Natal Pluto which sits at 8 Virgo 8 which also conjuncts his North Node a 10 Virgo 16. His Natal Pluto/North Node conjunction trines his Natal Jupiter.

Transiting Vesta at 20 Cancer will still be lurking in a quincunx position to his Natal Sun.

The Feb. 26th eclipse will sextile his Natal Jupiter at 10 Cap. 07.

And by the way, Comey’s Natal Juno at 13 Cap. sits directly opposite the USA Natal Saturn at 14 Libra. His Jupiter and Juno are conjunct within 3 degrees.

“Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American officials.”

This just keeps getting bigger…


‘soul note’ for feb 26 eclipse

OK, this is what fascinates me:

These, I think, are the givens:
Trump, who is a bully & a narcissist, looked to fulfil his wildest dreams by winning the biggest prize there is – Presidency of the U.S.
He/his companies owe vast amounts of money to (probably) Russian & other entities.
He is a racist and a sexist & is ruthless.

My questions are: Apart from looking after himself & his interests, does he want to be the President and actually govern?

Is he being played by the people around him, who desire to change the the country & the world
is he playing them.

That’ll do for now!


Pluto & Orcus

Rhode Island:
‘Angry Mob Storms Senator’s Dinner Meeting Over Trump Cabinet Votes’


Requiem for a Backbone:
“Now that Camp Runamuck has firmly established itself on one end of Pennsylvania Avenue ….”


“You’re going to need to keep much more than your wits about you for the next several weeks. You’ll need patience, awareness, a clear mind, and a strong internal compass magnetized to the highest spiritual ground possible ….”

What is interesting about the Ed Tamplin article on the balsamic Saturn-Jupiter phase is that DJT is also in the balsamic phase of his progressed Sun- Moon lunation cycle.

Kiwi: Very interesting read by aquariumage. Thanks.

Who Told Flynn to Call Russia?

Let’s stop focusing on the resignation, and start focusing on the real issue here: The mystery of Trump’s Russia ties.

Feb 14, 2017


Haven’t tuned in for a few hours but isn’t it remarkable that the media folk (TV anyway) are tiptoeing around the obvious; that Flynn or any of the other sycophants would not take it upon themselves to telephone Russian officials or intelligence people. It’s almost funny.

I remember when learning astrology years ago that the crab (symbol of Cancer, the sign of the U.S. Sun) would move sideways rather than moving direct. Like many other creatures, that would be to maneuver themselves into position or to move another creature away from their young. The Press is slowly moving in for the kill; a flat out accusation of the President of treason.

Transiting Neptune in the U.S. 3rd house of communication nearing a trine with the U.S. Sun, transiting Mars square the U.S. Sun, trans. Sun conjunct U.S. Moon, . . .came the dawn.

I’m cheering on the Press. Thanks Barb K

A must read:
‘Coming Soon to a City Near You: The U.S. Military’s Plan to Take Over America’

“This is how you prepare a populace to accept a police state willingly, even gratefully.

You don’t scare them by making dramatic changes. Rather, you acclimate them slowly to their prison walls. Persuade the citizenry that their prison walls are merely intended to keep them safe and danger out.

Desensitize them to violence, acclimate them to a military presence in their communities and persuade them that there is nothing they can do to alter the seemingly hopeless trajectory of the nation.

Before long, no one will even notice the floundering economy, the blowback arising from military occupations abroad, the police shootings, the nation’s deteriorating infrastructure and all of the other mounting concerns.

It’s happening already. Their tactics are working.”


Flynn – Timeline


Check out this video of Flynn at Drump’s Convention Hall. I believe he was working to spread Lies via Wikileaks re: HRC.
All these Men absolutely hated the thought of a Woman President!
RNC Crowd Chants ’ Lock Her Up ! ’ as Gen Mike Flynn Trashes Hillary Clinton 7/18/16 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUZfrHv6Ke0

probably should not respond to Helen’s post, but, did you know, the linked author has been writing doom from the same songsheet for a number of years now http://www.opednews.com/populum/authorspage.php?sid=87833&entry=articles&view=all

I prefer to read news from a higher vibratory standpoint

“The Press is slowly moving in for the kill; a flat out accusation of the President of treason.”

The R’s will stonewall and/or avoid the obvious issues until Mr. T. is no longer useful. When that occurs, no doubt he will go down. Question is under what OTHER circumstances? …i.e. Who will go down with him and how bad will this hurt the R. Party? They delude themselves by thinking they have this under control. They don’t!

Also, who replaces Mr. T.? Pence? He is just as bad or worse. Worse still are Ted Cruz & several others. How this unravels in all its complexity is beyond anyone’s control.

AND…Most importantly, Can we continue the Resistance with even more determination when Mr. T. is gone?

Maybe this has already been addressed somewhere, but I would like to learn how mitch McConnell will be faring this year and next

From ‘tomorrow’ as the sun begins to traverse the 24hr earth day, may I be the first to wish you, Nancy, a very very happy birthday! xxxx

Here is an entertaining item:


Is Stephen Miller posting at Starlight News as “Helen”?

VERY entertaining, Ja….Yes, Trump is doing it by himself (said by many of those answering Hannity’s tweet in various entertaining ways).

The sooner we are rid of him the better. Has he tainted the Republican brand? We can only hope so. Many of his followers are the old Tea Party but there are many Rs that make a distinction and will support Pence and Ryan and Cruz. I can only hope more & more see the light.

Is it too much to ask that Pence fall as well?

puzder withdraws before any vote taken – I imagine repub opposition was growing to a guaranteed no vote

Exactly Elisio, it’s “beyond anybody’s control”. That is the beauty of a Neptune-Uranus cycle being activated by a transiting Pluto.

In its own mysterious way Trump’s opposition between natal Sun and Moon and North-South nodes AND his natal Uranus is all setting off this “beyond anyone’s control” slice of time.

His natal Uranus (17+ Gemini) provides an apex point to a Yod when placed alongside the sextile between the Uranus-Neptune conjunction (18+ Capricorn) and Mars of the same chart (19+ Scorpio).

Because Trump’s Uranus is conjunct his Sun and North Node and they are opposed by his Moon and South Node, the configuration (in Uranus-Neptune chart plus Trump’s chart) is actually a Boomerang; the Yod apex being Trump’s natal Uranus + Sun + NN. Then that apex point (natal Uranus) focuses all the Yod energy onto Trump’s own natal Moon and SN in Sagittarius.

Find somebody with important natal points at 20+ Sagittarius (or 17 through 22 Sagittarius) and you will find at least one of the keys to leading us out of the maze. Perhaps John Kerry’s natal Sun at 18+ Sagittarius might be a place to start. Otherwise, cherchez la femme (Trump’s Moon).

To add to the magic, the U.S. natal Vesta at 19+ Taurus is opposite the Uranus-Neptune conjunction chart’s Mars at 19+ Scorpio. She may be telling us to keep a balance between anger/revenge/ other people’s money (Mars in Scorpio) and center/focus/keeping the hearth fire going (Vesta in Taurus).

By exposing this weak component of the U.S.A. we have the opportunity to heal it. It is said that Vesta symbolizes the ability to move the focus of thought from left brain to right brain and back. To do this with grace, humanity (as a whole) must get beyond where they are now; move to a higher level of consciousness. But first we must burn off the dross.


Trump spent years cultivating his image on TV as a great and successful businessman, which in real life of course he is neither. As president, he is a weak, incompetent “fly by the pants” autocrat.

I don’t know all that much about Pence except for his screwball hyper-fundamentalist conservative pseudo-Christian, misogynistic positions. But where DT fails, Pence might succeed as he has actual governing experience, and is far more in harmony with the far-right culturally conservative (puritan) Republicans.

Therefore RE:
“Is it too much to ask that Pence fall as well?”

That would be delicious. But would anyone better replace Pence?

Thank You!

Unfortunately, I do not have access to a good astrology computer program right now, nor do I have the leisure of doing the research now either. I am pretty tied up until September. But were there similar aspects in 1649?

To a great degree I believe the English speaking nations share a common karma as well as individual national karmas. And I’m seeing some possible karmic patterns from history.

Having been convicted of treason, King Charles I was beheaded at 2 PM January 30, 1649. The Puritans took over for 11 years during the “Interregnum” until the Restoration in 1660.

At that time London was the “capital” of the Anglosphere. Today, Washington, DC is the “capital” of the Anglosphere. But some things are now reversed. Today’s R’s are ideological idolaters, i.e. modern day Puritans. Their “King,” DT is likely to go down for treason, and our Restoration would not be to constitutional monarchy, but back to a genuine democratic republic.

Our Pluto return is in 2022, but our Uranus return is 11 years from now in 2028. I speculate we in the USA, like our British forebears may be in for an 11 year “interregnum.”


James Comey has his Sun at 22 Sag. Would that do?

Would he be one of the keys to bring us out of this morass? I blogged a yesterday at 11:31 pm (some posts up) about James Comey’s chart and how he would be heavily impacted by the upcoming eclipse on Feb. 26th.

Would love to hear your feedback.

Grassley and Feinstein bipartisan request a hearing
with James Comey on Feb. 27 regarding Michael Flynn.


Right after eclipse?!!! Fingers crossed…

Unfortunately the line of succession to the presidency of the USA is outlined in the Constitution. President, Vice-President, Speaker of the House ( Paul Ryan!!!!!).

The upcoming Venus opposite Jupiter event is also a fascinating moment of time. These two Benefics of Astrology share their cycle’s midway point moment with a Saturn-Uranus trine event and a Sun square North and South nodes (a T-square) event.

It is also the moment in time when the transiting south node (release?) will be about to conjunct the U.S. Moon in Aquarius, and the trans. Sun will have just squared the U.S. Moon. The implication is that the U.S. People will be pushed toward releasing something that no longer serves a purpose.

Most interesting too is that the Venus in Aries opposite Jupiter in Libra pattern will also square the U.S. natal Sun in Cancer. I bring it up because it is obviously going to be challenging day for the U.S. but I also bring it up because trans. Mars will be at 19+ Gemini.

That means that what I spoke of an hour or so ago (subject being the degree area which would create a Yod to the Neptune-Uranus cycle’s sextile between that conjunction in Capricorn and the chart’s Mars in Scorpio) will be delivered by transiting Mars at 19+ Gemini that day (or the day before or the day after).

Bear in mind that there will also be a square going on between Ceres (who will be conjunct the U.S. Uranus at 8+ Gemini) and Nessus (7+ Pisces) and the Moon (5+ Pisces) that day. Two symbols that both involve types of nurturing (Moon and Ceres) will have different approaches to a possible crisis (Ceres conjunct U.S. Uranus). Nessus will just make it nastier.

That day, May 19th, will activate the Mars in the Uranus-Neptune cycle’s chart (Oct. 24, 1993) at 19+ Scorpio because that 1993 Mars will complete a Yod with the May 19, 2017 sextile between trans. Mars (19+ Gemini) and Pallas (17+ Aries). Trans. Pallas the Strategist will be square the actual conjunction degree of Uranus and Neptune (18+ Capricorn). Great balls of fire, why must it be so complicated?

Again, this calls into play Trump’s North Node, Sun and Uranus which are also linked to the U.S. Mars at 21+ Gemini (and U.S. Neptune). Again, because of Trump’s chart dynamics and its link to the Neptune-Uranus chart, we could see a Boomerang effect that day.

That day, the Venus opposite Jupiter day, and it’s transiting Mars at 19+ Gemini who will be quincunx that same day’s Pluto and Juno (partner? defender of disenfranchised?) conjunction in Capricorn promises to be actively pushing for growth in consciousness.

Trans. Sedna and the Sun will be near Trump’s MC if that means anything to anyone. It does to me.

The day belongs to the Venus-Jupiter cycle though, a cycle that began last August, after the conventions, in the sign of Virgo and they were trine the U.S. natal Pluto at the time. Oppositions are the Full Moon effect moment between two planets in a cycle. The full light shines on what has transpired so far between them.

May 19, 2017, 10:10 AM, Washington DC. Be there. I’ll be taking my best friend to lunch to celebrate her birthday. The next day will be Armed Forces Day.

Lamis, that would do! Will check out Comey’s chart when I get time tomorrow.

Elisio, wow, 1649? That really IS the Big Picture. I don’t have any programs either and get all my info off the internet, but someday soon I will want to check into that beheading chart.

I’ve no doubt there is connection between Then and Now but I also believe that the U.S. is a separate entity, and while the patterns are remarkably similar I hope and believe that humanity has progressed a bit in almost 4 centuries.

Thanks for the feedback!

Putin’s natal Ceres is at 17+ Gemini, conjunct Trump’s natal Uranus.

Putin’s natal Jupiter at 19+ Taurus retrograde is opposite the Neptune-Uranus conjunction chart’s Mars at 19+ Scorpio which was sextile the Neptune-Uranus conjunction in Capricorn. His Mars is conjunct his Nessus at 16+ Taurus. That explains a lot. His Jupiter squares his natal nodes.

U.S. Vesta is also at 19+ Taurus. Putin’s Sun in Libra squares the U.S. Sun and is one degree from the U.S. Saturn. Who would have guessed.


Wall St. Journal…Intelligence Agencies keeping sensitive information away from Trump. Don’t trust him. Couldn’t get the whole thing online because I’m not a subscriber.

Rachel Maddow just announced it on her show.

Thanks Barbk

Will look at Putin’s chart. This is fascinating!

Jackson…What an amusing suggestion!

Josh Lyman may be the next to get fired.

“C. J.” Cregg will have details in the press briefing.

Leo McGarry is replacing Reince Priebus. He fired Kellyanne Conway.

President Bartlet will be in the West Wing all day. He says there is so much to be straightened out that he is cancelling all appointments to make time for setting things right.

What great ideas, Bob. C.J. would be a fantastic replacement for Spicer…and Jackson, I had to go back and check your comment…that WAS pretty cute.

Lamis Beasely,

Here is the Wall Street Journal article in full; courtesy of The Australian…..

Spies ‘Keep Intelligence From Donald Trump


Thanks Jerry!


~ per Hunter dailykos

Images of Trump staffers holding up smartphones to examine documents about a North Korean missile launch immediately caused consternation among those who wondered whether holding up devices with attached digital cameras and pointing them directly at presumably sensitive paperwork was, well, stupid. With the ease with which unsecured phones can be hacked by competent non-state hackers, if Donald Trump is walking around the Oval Office with an unsecured phone on his desk or in his pocket it’s essentially acting as a microphone. The White House might not be keeping track of Trump’s conversations—but somebody else might be.

Toxic Liquid Nuclear Waste Headed for US Roadways

Less than two ounces, says one analysis, could destroy a city’s water supply.



Bannon +

Lamis Beasley Faris,
Yes, I’m quite aware of the Constitutional line of succession and who is in that line. I’m just wary & profoundly uncomfortable with
Mr. Penice & Mr. Ryan.

Dear Nancy, Happy Birthday!
We are very fortunate to be following an Eclectic Aquarius Woman Leader as we enter The Aquarian Age. Thank you for this wonderful blog and your Guiding Starlight!
“7 Reasons Why Aquarius Women Are More Eccentric Than Any Other Zodiac Sign” http://thoughtcatalog.com/rania-naim/2016/01/7-traits-that-set-aquarius-women-apart-from-everyone-else/
Sending You Love & Success For 2017!

WOW! Kucinich is calling out the establishment intelligence community, suggesting their goal is to vilify Russian and keep the very lucrative arms race going.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZEks0N66vM

Top US, Russian Military Generals To Meet Thursday

With a Russian ship sailing in very close proximity to the primary east coast submarine base, and tensions between the US – and perhaps the Trump administration – and Russia, once again rising it seems like an odd moment to organize a meeting between the top US military general and his Russian counterpart on Thursday in Azerbaijan, the first such meeting between the two since military cooperation between the two nations was suspended in 2014 following the hostilities in Ukraine.

U.S. Marine Corps General and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Joseph Dunford will meet with the head of the Russian army’s General Staff Valery Gerasimov on Thursday in Azerbaijan, Dunford’s office said in a statement on Wednesday.

“The military leaders will discuss a variety of issues including the current state of U.S.-Russian military relations and the importance of consistent and clear military-to-military communication to prevent miscalculation and potential crises,” the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.


With the rapidly developing story; renewed allegations of improper Trump aide contacts with Russian top level government officials during the campaign, it crossed my mind that rather than a possible terror attack on the 22nd (as I had suggested earlier) we could witness extremely damaging revelations surfacing at the time of Feb 22nd Mars-Moon/Pluto square (18 Aries-Capricorn); since tr. Pluto is within one degree of the Jan 20th Trump inauguration Pluto (17 Capr.). The Inauguration Pluto is located in the 9th house, the area most associated with foreign affairs.

Jerry, Regardless of who it’s about, i do think there will be secrets revealed. Can we trust them? As Kucinich pointed out, the misinformation and confusion being created by internal battles and deep state agendas continues to leave the public as well as leaders completely in the dark So all info should be taken with several large grains of salt.

By the way, Kucinich has gone to Syria himself in order to learn for himself what the situation really is on the ground there…not so much for any political purposes but more for Humanitarian reasons.
I don’t trust our intelligence either….not anymore….and would not feel comfortable making major decisions based for our country or theirs based on it.

Happy Birthday Nancy! Hope you have a wonderful and stress-free day…,

Happy Birthday!
May you be blessed many more happy, healthy, prosperous, and enlightening days.
Thank You for all you do. You are our hidden national treasure.


Happy Birthday!

Wishing you joy, health, and peace of mind for your new year.


Happy Birthday To You
Happy Birthday To You
You’re A Great Astrologer
And We All Need You

Happy Birthday To You
Happy Birthday To You
You’re A Great Astrologer
And A Wonderful Person Too

I second the above, Nancy, and wish you the happiest and healthiest of birthdays! Thank you for Starlight News, your great gift to “us” and the world.

Happy solar return, Nancy! (And happy birthday, too.)

“Did Russia invent a criminal case against Anthony Weiner – so their hacker Nikulin could plant Hillary’s emails on his computer?”


Many thanks for all the birthday wishes!!!

Meanwhile, things are unraveling around Trump:




I am very worried about him and Bannon conducting a big distraction event under the Jupiter/Uranus/Mars configuration.

As for Pence, as awful as his polices are, the country is now mobilized to fight back. And he does not have the hypnotic hold on the base that Trump does. Also, most of what he supports can be overturned in a new administration. He is less likely to destabilize the planet.

May your birthday be special, Starlight!!!

Watching Trump on TV now to nominate Labor Secy and to see if he finally answers questions from reporters other than Murdoch. However, he looks very weighed down. I think he is soon to explode in some way. He is holding much anger in and trying to contain himself. Due for an explosion. He walks and talks very slow and burdensome.

Happy Birthday Nancy!
thanks for your work

Joyeux anniversaire, chère Nancy!
Bon retour Solaire!

If any of you are watching Chump’s White House news conference right now.

Its like listening to the Medusa. Absolutely psychotic.

News conference was a joke, insane and yes, psychotic.


Does what you’re seeing from Trump now change your mind about his possible impeachment or resignation coming sooner than you first believed?

From the toll the job seems to have taken on him in three weeks, I can’t imagine him continuing for long.

Best wishes for a happy day Nancy. Do you put candles on the Cake?

I was expecting something to break this afternoon somewhere between 12:30 and 4:30.

Maybe this song was playing in the four-fifth’s head:


But it should have been this one:


Happy, happy birthday, Nancy!

Tillerson, 46’s Sec. of State, is having to stay at a sanitarium for the G20 because the hotels were all booked up. There’s something about that visual that strikes me as both ironic and yet appropriate.

Gosh, that should say 45’s Sec. Of State.

M – that’s so funny I thought it might have been satire so looked it up – but it really is true! We really are living in an alice-in-wonderland story

Update on transiting Alice, now at 14+ Aquarius trine Trump’s Chiron and Juno at 14+ Libra (and his Uranus in Gemini!) and the U.S. natal Saturn at 14+ Libra. We are all quite mad it seems.

Happy Birthday Nancy and thanks for the update and links. I had not realized how closely linked you were to the U.S. natal Moon but it explains your passion for the concerns of this country and your sensitivity to the “moods” of the Public. We are all so lucky that you are willing to share that gift.

Transiting Chaos is still conjunct Trump’s North Node at 20+ Gemini and opposite his Moon and South node. That along with the Mad Hatter’s testimony today leaves little doubt we are still in a dream world. Just think of all the movies that are being dreamed into being as we sleep.

I agree Barbk,

We are so lucky to have Nancy. How would we get through this period without this incredible site!!

Happy Birthday, Nancy.

Happy Birthday Nancy

Retired naval officer, Robert Haward, turned down Trump’s offer to be NSA…however, the AFL-CIO seems to think his labor secretary pick “deserves serious consideration.”

Hopefully, all have seen Trumps latest disgraceful Press Con:
He’s very, very stressed:
“This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine.


Happy Birthday Nancy!! I’m beyond grateful that I found you all So glad we’re all together…. Blessings to everyone.

Feliz Cumpleanos Nancy!!

Happy Birthday Nancy!

Happy Solar Return, Nancy!

My fellow Aquarian, Nancy, Happy Birthday! And may there be many more for you.

Great Website, great reads, and interesting info to work with.

Happy Birthday Nancy. Thank you for all you do.


Reports are that DT is deeply and almost constantly enraged and frustrated every day of his presidency. I’m beginning to wonder if his term will end when he dies in office of a heart attack or stroke. ???

Nancy! Joining the chorus and sending you warm Happy Birthday wishes with much gratitude light & love

Happy Birthday, Nancy!

Happy Solar Return, Nancy! From a long-time reader in Chicago, IL who appreciates all you do for the astrological community.

From another fellow Aquarian (Feb 4)… Happy Birthday, Nancy! May this coming year gift you everyday with love and light!

Happy Solar Return, and many blessings for the year ahead!

It’s still your birthday in New Mexico. Wishing you a fabulous new year!

Republicans plan to destroy Social Security and Medicare to make America great?


One-third of all adults have zero retirement savings, and 23% have less than $10,000 tucked away, according to a new study by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave on retirement savings. The study surveyed nearly 5,000 people across the country age 25 and older.

Starlight: You mentioned the summer Saturn station possibly bringing the ejection of Bannon. I keep thinking about the Aug 21 eclipse, which astronomers are now calling “The Great American Eclipse”. Even has its own website now:

Can’t help but notice that the USA graphic is split in half by the eclipse with red on top, blue on bottom.

SassyGrace, I’ve read ‘Eclipse Path’ has powerful effect on any nation it crosses.
Perhaps something actually Positive!
(We should be joining Conservatives)
“Google “Obamacare protests” today and you won’t find stories about Tea Partiers screaming about the march of Socialism. You’ll find instead story after story describing how Obamacare beneficiaries and defenders are showing up at Republican House Members’ Town-Hall Meetings to demand that their representatives refuse to cast a reckless vote to replace an imperfect something with a pixie-dust handful of nothing”.
Imagine The Strength of Left & Right joining together To Really Make America Great!

coping with trump – zen activism

Researchers from the University of Oulu in Finland have found that a mineral with the perovskite crystal structure has the right properties to extract energy from multiple sources at the same time.

Perovskites are a family of minerals, many of which have shown promise for harvesting one or two types of energy at a time—but not simultaneously. One family member may be good for solar cells, with the right properties for efficiently converting solar energy into electricity. Meanwhile, another is adept at harnessing energy from changes in temperature and pressure, which can arise from motion, making them so-called pyroelectric and piezoelectric materials, respectively.


Just noticed the NSA birth chart (National Security Agency – established Nov 4, 1952) has its Uranus natal placement at 18 Cancer. The NSA natal Uranus will be t squared by the Feb 22nd Mars-Pluto square (18 Aries-Capricorn). Should we expect major revelations at this time?

Excerpt from the Raw Story article Nancy contributed entitled: ‘He Will Die In Jail’: Ex-NSA Says Intel Community Going ‘Nuclear’ On Trump………..

‘……On Wednesday, former NSA intelligence analyst John Schindler provided some insight into the reaction of national security officials.

“Now we go nuclear,” he wrote on Twitter. “[Intelligence community] war going to new levels. Just got an [email from] senior [intelligence community] friend, it began: ‘He will die in jail.’”

“US intelligence is not the problem here,” Schindler added in another tweet. “The President’s collusion with Russian intelligence is. Many details, but the essence is simple.”

US intelligence is not the problem here.

The President’s collusion with Russian intelligence is.

Many details, but the essence is simple.

— John Schindler (@20committee) February 15, 2017

From independent journalist Pepe Escobar:

“Recap: nothing illegal; and Flynn not compromised by Russia. The “crime” — according to Deep State factions: talking to a Russian diplomat.
Vice-President Mike Pence is a key piece in the puzzle; after all his major role is as insider guarantor — at the heart of the Trump administration — of neocon Deep State interests.”



How should the US deal with Russia?

“The idea that Russian President Vladimir Putin played a big role in putting Trump in the White House presents such a grave challenge to our democracy that even reluctant Republicans in Congress will have to investigate. The FBI is already probing reported contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian intelligence officials. We must, and I believe will, learn the truth.”


— N.Y. POST — “WILDEST SHOW ON EARTH: Ringmaster Don whips media in epic rant”


This Young Woman’s Work & Digging will be the one to bring about the demise of the House of Trump.


“Numerous reports suggest that Trump did indeed intend to lift sanctions on Moscow and that executive orders were drafted to that effect in his first week in the White House, only to be deferred after protests from congressional Republicans, who have since started work on legislation that would take control over such sanctions out of the president’s hands. Theresa May also signaled her government’s determination that the sanctions should stay when she visited Washington. ”


Thanks Bob, Uranus in Cancer is pivotal in the NSA chart in that he opposes Mars in Capricorn while he sextiles Jupiter in Taurus who trines Mars.

Uranus also trines Pallas in Pisces and Vesta in Scorpio which suggests a covert investigation not easily picked up by the media’s radar.

Jupiter’s position (Sextile Uranus trine Mars) might be a cover screen for his opposition to Vesta in Scorpio and sextile to Pallas. In other words, Jupiter turns the grand water trine in the NSA chart (Uranus, Vesta, Pallas) into a Kite pattern, a more nuanced approach to the investigation (on Trump I’m presuming).

Vesta and Jupiter also form a grand cross with the nodes in the NSA chart (north in Aquarius, south in Leo), a crossroad decision-making pattern. Move forward or languish in the past.

Because NSA Jupiter is just 3 degrees from the U.S. Vesta in Taurus and the NSA Vesta is exactly opposite the U.S. Vesta and because Vesta is prominent for the U.S. this year . . . .

. . I’m thinking it is “investments” by Trump that are in the crosshair range of the NSA investigation, but it won’t get the publicity of the communication brouhaha between Team Trump and the Russians.

It’s like the Intelligence people are playing the same shell game that Trump plays; talk about one subject so as to draw attention away from another subject, as in “. . the President’s collusion with Russian intelligence [is the problem] . .”. This will draw the eye away from Trump’s financial investments. Trump is a businessman not a diplomat.

I agree with one thing Trump complained about at his news conference. The inside leaks are unprecedented and VERY dangerous for the future of our government.
It’s big brother in the extreme….no secrets or privacy.

Does the Intelligence/Military arm run the country?
They gave false evidence to give us the disaster we call Iraq and seem bent on war war war….and more war. Who runs this country? NOT the president. And previous presidents have warned against such a danger. I’m far from being pro-Trump but there are dangers and then there are extreme DANGERS.

Belated happy birthday wishes, Nancy!

Paris, having truth (or non-truth) leakers is not so unusual. Remember “Deep Throat”? It’s becoming more and more public due to the freedom of the internet and the expanded role of the press, but all sides leak, not just one. And, if the government is covering up important, incriminating information, those leaks are good leaks. Have I misunderstood your comment?

Louise Mensch
DOB 6,28,1971 London Eng

Mutable Air Natal Chart

Fixed Grand Cross

Sedna 02 Taurus
Vesta 04 Aquarius
Quaoar 00 Scorpio
Juno 01 Leo

Angellight, I just checked out Louise Mensch’s tweets and came across Ivanka Trump’s recommendation for an app to help confront your fear of flying that is in fact a Russian GRU spying app to track Americans travel.

Who are these people?

Paris, since wikileaks, & snowden, many in the public have been deriding ‘secrecy’ in govt sources.
To turn around now and say blanket secrecy is paramount seems to be a rather contradictory statement.
You can’t have it both ways.

Kiwi, you are so right, but that is the creed of Republicans; it is only good when it benefits them and bad if it exposes them.

Abilene: Where did you find the app? I love Mensh’s work. She has a blog which I posted to this site yesterday. It seems very credible.

Abilene: I see you found it on her twitter. I have to check it out. I really think Trump is a Russian spy. That is my belief.


Comey comments

DNC – third option

Pete Buttigieg has a demonstrated ability to appeal to the same white, working-class Midwesterners who responded to Trump. This appears to be why he recently earned the endorsement of former DNC chair Steve Grossman.

The 2017 Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairmanship election will be held during the weekend of February 23–26, 2017, to determine the next chairperson of the DNC.

The angle that nobody in the press nor repubs are focusing on: this ‘secret’ Russia connection for the ‘liar-in-chief’ would never have gained the legs that it has, had Trump, at the outset, been forthcoming with his tax returns and, when elect, cut all ties with his existing businesses


Did you know that Russia’s natal chart (for June 12, 1990, 9:45 UT, Moscow) has the Sun at 21+ Gemini? The same degree as the U.S. Mars? The degree between Trump’ Sun and North Node?

My apologies if this has already been noted. This birth chart for today’s Russia has Pluto at 15+ Scorpio trine Jupiter and Chiron both at 15+ Cancer and in April, 2018 transiting Neptune will reach 15+ Pisces and create a grand trine with those Russian natal planets.

If Neptune is making the U.S. crazy, what’s it going to do to Russia? Maybe, finally, we can all get along.

Comey met with the Senate Intelligence Committee this afternoon.
Nobody is talking. Nobody.

The Transiting Sun today just crossed Comey’s Chiron at 28 Aquarius.

The Eclipse of Feb. 26 will impact his South Node opposing his Pluto, North Node conjunction, 10 Pisces/8 Virgo, 10 Virgo respectively which square his natal Mercury at 10 Sag.

Add transiting Neptune to the above mix, sitting on his South Node which is trine his natal Neptune which is sextile his nalal Pluto/North Node as I write…

Transiting Pluto at 18 Cap. is one degree away from his natal Saturn at 17 Cap.

Vesta still still watching him at 20 Cancer making a quincunx to his Sun at 22 Sag.

Other tidbits of interest: transiting Pluto has been opposing the CIA’s natal Mercury at 17 Cancer for a bit of time now.

Pluto is also opposing Putin’s natal Uranus which sits at 18 Cancer. Transiting Vesta nearby. Transiting Saturn is sitting on his natal Mars at 26 Sag. I don’t think Vlad is very happy right now.

The National Security Agency’s natal Mars is at 17 Cap. opposing its natal Uranus at 18 Cancer. This natal opposition is now magnified by the transiting Pluto, Vesta opposition -again at 18 Cap., 20 Cancer respectively.

I am guessing this whole Russia thing is going to blow big very soon.

I’m going to be watching the Republican Senate and House to see if there is a subtle change in behavior towards Trump and his cabinet.

Thanks again for all the lovely birthday wishes!! Much appreciated!!

Are there Sun Signs for Liberals/Cons…
Dems & Repubs? Because it seems conservatives are changing (after reading similar) “Tea Party, Reversed? How GOP town halls look from the inside”.
Imagine the Left/Right clasping together:
Real Strength!

Never doubt we all love and appreciate you so very very much Nancy! xxx

Angellight, it was your post that inspired me to go to her twitter account. I don’t agree with her on everything but I do respect her. You can find the app on her twitter feed. Sorry but I don’t how to put the link here.

In terms of political theatre, Donald Trump’s press conference on Thursday was the event of the week, or maybe the year. Strictly in policy terms, though, it was less important than the media briefing that Paul Ryan, the House Speaker, and other House Republican leaders held, also on Thursday, about their plans to abolish Obamacare and replace it with some version of what we might call Trumpcare, or maybe Trump/Ryancare.


~ U.S. News & World Report

Betsy DeVos: I’d Be ‘Fine’ if We Could Ditch the Education Department

“Life’s Building Blocks Found on Dwarf Planet Ceres Video” http://www.space.com/35729-dwarf-planet-ceres-organic-molecules.html

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that Republicans will introduce a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare when lawmakers return from next week’s recess.

Is This How Trump Will Deport Millions?

Kiwi: 45’s tax returns should be a question he is asked at every presser and every chance a reporter can get to ask that question. One congressman has introduced legislation to make it mandatory for anyone running for presidential office to show their tax returns.

I do not trust Comey; Maybe trying to stall the inevitable, impeachment. Stevfe Schmidt said on MSNBC if there is info found that Trump & Russia were in collusions, his win will be found illegitimate.

The White House budget office has drafted a hit list of programs that President Trump could eliminate to trim domestic spending, including longstanding conservative targets like the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Legal Services Corporation, AmeriCorps and the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities.


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This brief outlines five key questions to consider as well as some potential implications of these changes for states, beneficiaries and providers.



To those who responded re: my post about internal leaks from Intelligence. There is a HUGE difference between leaks by whistleblowers ABOUT governments and leaks FROM government directed AT our government using classified info. That IS treason (as they themselves have accused whistleblowers of being). Not to mention the havoc this wreaks regarding foreign policy and relationships with other countries. If this isn’t brought to the courts for punishment then we have essentially turned over our government to the ‘deep state’ or Intelligence/Military arm of our government (who essentially work for the corporate elite’s interests). I don’t understand why there is a blind eye to this huge difference…..perhaps due to the fact that people want Trump gone by any means. Be careful what you wish for.

P.S. You saw what Comey did.
If our Intelligence arm is permitted to be politically motivated we are sunk. However, I think it goes much deeper than traditional politics. They are playing games with politics but, as I said, representing a small wealthy minority interest. You really want to green light this kind of activity?

I think this woman explains it very well –

How Trump Plans to Slow Our Internet to a Crawl!


Hi Paris,

You seem to be assuming the current Trump administration is operating within the law – and abiding by the normal code of ethics. Although the language is blunt, the following article explains what’s really going on and it is very disturbing……

In Case It Wasn’t Clear Yet, Steve Bannon Is Our President


Commentary: Trump Needs To Fire Steve Bannon

Washington Post
Feb 17, 2017



I get what you’re saying but you have to remember (and maybe someone else pointed out) these are liberals leaking this information. These are people are doing what they need to to get the information out. This new adminstartion is very sinister IMO.

I meant NOT liberals. Sorry

Special Report- State Secrets: Sibel Edmonds Uncovers ‘The Untouchables’

Paris, I think that this has always been going on. It’s possible it has increased and is now more blatant but it is also possible that there is so much more transparency these days and also the fact that the country is very polarized, with people on each side adamantly against the other side, enters into it. And, in some way, the line between government and anti-government whistleblower is blurred. I never understood why Snowden revealed the emails about whom the U.S. was spying on. We are not going to stop spying and neither are other countries, even our allies. It’s probably a mutually agreed-upon circumstance.

Abilene, do you know who you putting your trust in?
Do you know who is leaking this information really and what their intentions are?

It is understandable that you see this in terms of right/left, liberals/No liberals, Dems/Repubs, etc. as well as your determination to oust Trump. But it’s far too narrow a focus and a huge distraction. In the inner circles we are talking about there IS no definitive difference along the lines you/we see. This inner sanctum of elites is global in nature, a very small group…and our politicians (and politicians in other countries as well), for the most part, are working for them or in those circles. There are enormous financial gains to be had by keeping a cold war going, for instance. It would make all our heads spin at how deep and broad the corruption goes. Just to begin to get a peek into how these things work, listen to the above report by Sibel Edmonds. This is dead serious and important stuff. I want Trump out too, but there are MUCH bigger fish to fry and so long as we keep such a narrow focus we will be caught up in utter confusion being deliberately spread. The result will be that we all will become dizzy, spent and unable to walk a straight line. Please make an effort to go deeper and look more broadly at what’s going on.

Snowden’s primary objective, as I understand it, was to expose the enormity of the spying apparatus trained not so much on foreign entities but on U.S. citizens.
It was/is a nothing less than a Constitutional matter and an issue of citizen’s rights and privacy protection as well as it’s unlawfulness and the lack of transparency about the program.
Snowden also didn’t pick and choose himself what would be revealed but chose several journalist sources to make that determination.

I think Snowden largely did us a service, Paris, but I’m not sure why he himself wasn’t more in control of the material that was released though. I’ll try to watch the Sibel Edmonds video as I don’t know much about her. As far as the deep state, and the Illuminati, I believe there is something like that going on but wonder to what degree they are controlling things and what percentage of those in the government are not under their control.

Here’s a link someone sent me to the comments on the thread that followed Trump’s tweet that the government was running like a finely-tuned machine! Very interesting responses. It’s amazing how directly disrespectful people can be to the office of the president but he has opened himself up to it by Tweeting. He who lives by the Twitter will die by the Twitter!


Lamis, are you saying Comey’s Pluto is at 8+ Virgo? If so it opposes the U.S. Ceres in Pisces and squares the U.S. Uranus in Gemini. This along with the Neptune transit makes him truly targeted by the solar eclipse on Feb 26. He is a gone gosling.

It’s times like this (has there ever been such a thing?) that astrology sorts the wheat (clues) from the chaff (guessing). I too found the Russia chart (and Putin’s too) full of intrigue and innuendo.

Even Russia’s natal square between Uranus and Mars is aspecting the U.S. natal square between Uranus and Ceres, with Russia’s Mars sextile U.S. Uranus, and Russia’s Uranus sextile U.S. Ceres. I wonder how many others in the U.S. besides the President are dealing with Russians for profit behind the scenes.

In fact, this whole period, from the time the Pubs chose Trump as their candidate to now and beyond, is like watching a movie from inside the set with the director. My theory is that this method is what works best for our media-addled masses in order to learn about how politics and politicians have distorted our sense of reality.

Thank goddess for astrology, eh? With Comey’s Chiron conjunct the U.S. Moon and Pallas it could wind up being a healing for the U.S. people. It means that when Neptune, Jupiter and Chiron were all conjunct the U.S. Moon at the same time, they were also conjunct his Chiron.

Let me tell you something. Each of those transiting planets made exact conjunctions with each other as well as with the U.S. Moon/Pallas. At the exact conjunction of Neptune and Chiron on 2/16/2010 (4:55 UT) they were at 26 Aquarius 14 and the Sun was at 28 Aquarius 24 (Comey’s Chiron at 28+ Aquarius). The Sun symbolizes consciousness.

So when Comey was having his Chiron Return (around age 50) he was having a rude awakening as well. Transiting Vesta at that time was at 29+ Leo (Trump’s ascendant degree) and opposite all the Aquarius action. The South Node (time to let go of something) was at 20+ Cancer and trine Pallas the Strategizer at 20+ Scorpio. The nodes were square the U.S. opposition between Chiron and Juno.

The North and South nodes in Capricorn and Cancer were also being squared by Eris the trouble maker in Aries and she, Eris was trine Ceres in Sagittarius.

Eris is still active in that same area (sextile U.S. Mars and quincunx U.S. Neptune and still conjunct U.S. Chiron) and now, when on the last day of 2016, Eris and Ceres began their new cycle (at 22+ Aries) they have been doubling down on the pressures found described in the exact Chiron-Neptune cycle (conjunction) seven years ago.

That would include Comey’s Chiron return. The Feb. 26 solar eclipse (and this is very important) has Jupiter in Libra opposite Mars and Uranus at 21+ Aries (+ Eris) in a T-square with Vesta in Cancer. I believe the director is about to call for “action”; places everybody.

Sharon, never hurts to do some digging and learn more.
Here’s the main point I’m trying to communicate – seeing things as black and white, left/right or simply through political party distinctions is a serious detriment to seeing the bigger picture. In fact it is a sure way to get emotionally/mentally tangled up because the reality is that the world lives in a gray area where paradox rules. Look how confusing alliances and simple labels have become in unraveling what’s going on now in the Middle East. If we can get at least that much…the acceptance that gray is the color of reality (non duality)….then we are much more likely to keep our sanity and our footing. You can twist yourself into knots trying to make everything line up in one column or the other, even when evidence to the contrary arises. If you cannot allow ‘new information’ into your carefully ordered world then you will have bought into illusion. This is what we all face now especially. Many think that living in the gray area promotes confusion but the truth is the opposite. Neptune = the gray area and is thought to be the illusion, but in fact it is reality at its highest vibration. Saturn is thought to be the definitive ‘reality’ but the material reality of Saturn is the illusion (as scientists and spiritual leaders alike are showing us).

As for Snowden, there are movies (like CitizenFour) and articles you can look at where he explains in his own words why he gave the materials to journalists and how he chose who that would be.

Huh! Interestingly, barb…the Academy Awards are happening on Sunday night, the 26th of February. Next weekend should be truthful AND dramatic. Thanks for that well-written and “entertaining” post.

I am wary of what’s been written about this period of Feb and early March. May the dam in CA hold, and may we go in peace and come in peace.

FYI, at the time Chiron was conjunct Neptune it was Feb 17, 2010 at 4:55 UT but it was Feb 16 in Washington DC at 11: 55 PM, in case you were to look it up.

Also at the time Chiron made that exact conjunction with Neptune trans. Jupiter and Venus were conjunct at 7+ Pisces, one degree from the solar eclipse degree coming just over a week from now. It may boggle my mind (left brain) but makes perfect sense in the Big Picture (right brain).

Thanks so much for some more historical cyclical perspective. I have charts coming out of my ears these days studying what you are presenting. Pure joy for me!

I didn’t pick up on the fact, as you said, that Comey’s Pluto opposes the US Ceres and squares the US Uranus…hmmmmm

I must confess, I really don’t understand Eris, nor the astrological implications of her. When you have time, perhaps you can post a link to further understanding, especially in Mundane Astrology.

Greenwald: Empowering the “Deep State” to Undermine Trump is Prescription for Destroying Democracy.


When it comes down to it, imo, the difference between ‘whistleblowing’ and ‘traitorous leaks’ is the degree of honesty that the individual leaker has. And en-mass, it largely comes down to who is more trustworthy in the eyes of the public.
In the end it is about individuals within an entity not the entity itself.
Judging whether it is spin or truth – the public must be honest too and look sincerely whether their judgment is based on prior experience, preconceived brainwashed reality, or logical deduction.
I don’t think any of us are really in a position to really ‘know’ for sure, and we must rely on the trustworthiness of others.
I for one do not trust any in the Trump administration to tell the truth – and therein lies this particular problem for president pinnochio.

Paris, Thank you for that link. I’m not sure what I think overall, but this is a scary scenario.

kiwi – that suggests you DO trust the ‘deep state’ Intel people. I don’t know what to say except — good luck with that. I think there are plenty of ways to control Trump without turning the wheel over to deep state interests. But people want a savior.
Of course however we/they choose to get rid of Trump it will be in their favor. Then what? If one of deep state’s objectives is continual war, etc., then they will replace Trump with their own person, or ‘persuade’ the new president to be their person.

I don’t think any of them are trustworthy, although I have my doubts that accusations suggesting Trump is working with Russia are false. No actual evidence.

However, the consequences of turning the wheel over to the deep state reminds me of coups where the population hailed being “rescued” by the military or some other dictatorial group only to regret it soon thereafter.

Casey, the fact you recognize the seriousness of this is a good start. Keep your mind and eyes open and follow your gut. We need to step very carefully and be wary of those who both feed and offer to relieve us of our fears.

In my experience, meditation, laughter and prayer will take you out of the fear.

Paris, in the case of the Iraq war leadup misinformation, it was not the intel community that was wrong, it was that the political arm behind cheney twisted the truth and cherry picked old info that many in the intel community had discounted, to further their own political agenda.

I come from the position of, I trust the people who have worked their whole careers behind the scenes without glory, far more than I trust people who stand to gain through monetary gain and self promoting power grabs.


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Kiwi I guess gray is not your color.


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Sharon Weinberger – The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of Darpa, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World

Hopefully, everyone has read how much the Trump Family is costing us. Remember Republicans cried every time Obama took his family anywhere.
This is so outrageous!
“Trump family’s elaborate lifestyle is a ‘logistical nightmare’ — at taxpayer expense” https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trump-familys-elaborate-lifestyle-a-logistical-nightmare–at-taxpayer-expense/2017/02/16/763cce8e-f2ce-11e6-a9b0-ecee7ce475fc_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_trumptravel-530pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.4f3cd6cd04ae

I absolutely think there are shades of grey paris – I wasn’t the one putting wholesale blame on the ‘treasonous leakers’

“Manhattan Congresswoman Warns GOP Repeal of Obamacare Will Hurt Seniors”

Paris to say these leaks as ‘political’ by the intel community misses the point of the vast corruption (organized crime) that is associated with the Putin regime –
Sometimes ‘leaks’ are the only way to expose criminality ………
On msnbc AM Joy today there is an interview with John Dean of Watergate fame – you should watch what this old fashioned republican has to say about Trump’s behaviour thus far in comparison to Nixon.


GQ piece is great -so is the embedded video of Keith Obermann.

Thank you for posting.

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned from dealing with politicians over the years, it’s that the only thing guaranteed to force them into action is the press, or more specifically, fear of the press.”
– Donald Trump, “The Art of the Deal”, page 305.

“We need to step very carefully and be wary of those who both feed and offer to relieve us of our fears.”

Interesting quote from Paris as the one who is filling the comments with fear-inducing paranoid righteousness. If only we were as smart! Makes me laugh every time. And anyway who’s to say the leaks are coming from the “deep and dangerous” sources? Could be from anyone who’s been briefed on what the intelligence community has gleaned. There are several folks to choose from. Somehow I doubt that Paris actually knows…

And be wary of Louise Mensch…I don’t know much about her as I just heard of her for the first time a few days ago. She’s a conservative Brit and apparently is sort of like Britain’s version of Glenn Beck…a Rupert Murdoch groupie.

I love Nicholas Kristof!
How Can We Get Rid of Trump?
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Louise Mensch

Mensch is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which made her realise she was “self medicating” with wine for stress.



Mensch is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which made her realise she was “self medicating” with wine for stress.

Melania Trump says the “Our Fodder” at a Florida rally.


So sick!

oops on the duplicate

Louise Mensch (despite all her weirdness) is certainly on the world stage; in many ways a lot like female republicans who are pushed into the media limelight…..

Fixed Grand Cross (world stage)

Sedna 02 Taurus
Vesta 04 Aquarius
Quaoar 00 Scorpio
Juno 01 Leo

Study: American stress on the rise
By Amanda Cuda, Connecticut Post


After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Victoria Demos was working as a therapist in Greenwich Village, N.Y. And even during that fraught and terrifying time, she said, the patients she saw were not experiencing as much anxiety as the ones she’s seeing now.

“It’s much greater stress levels than I saw after 9-11,” said Demos, a licensed clinical psychologist with offices in New York and Westport. “It’s all been up pre-and-post election, and since the inauguration. People have a much greater sense of feeling unsafe.”

Though it sounds unbelievable, a recent study from the American Psychological Association shows Demos’s experience isn’t uncommon.

The survey showed the average reported stress level of Americans rose from 4.8 to 5.1 between August 2016 and January 2017.

…Dr. Jeffrey Dietz, associate professor of psychiatry at Quinnipiac University, agreed.

Dietz, who is also in private practice in Fairfield and New York, said his patients’ concerns haven’t changed much since the elections, but the urgency of their worry has escalated.

…The numbers also show that anxieties, to some degree, stretch across party lines. While Democrats were more likely than Republicans to be stressed by the election results (72 percent versus 26 percent), the majority of Republicans — 59 percent — said the future of the nation was a significant source of stress for them, compared with 76 percent of Democrats.

Not only are people stressed, but that stress is making them physically ill. The percentage of people reporting at least one health symptom due to stress rose from 71 percent to 80 percent between August and January. Symptoms included headaches, feelings of anxiety and depression.


Republicans Hustle to Shield Trump as Demands for Russia Inquiry Grow

Meanwhile, some experts say there is a case for appointing a special prosecutor


Army Gen. Raymond “Tony” Thomas, the head of U.S. Special Operations Command, bemoaned the “unbelievable turmoil” racking the United States government during a symposium in Maryland on Tuesday.

“Our government continues to be in unbelievable turmoil. I hope they sort it out soon because we’re a nation at war,” Thomas said in his speech, according to CNN.

Although he didn’t specify what “turmoil” he was referring to, he clarified when later asked about his comments, saying, “As a commander, I’m concerned our government be as stable as possible.”


UNBELIEVABLE! Memos signed by DHS secretary describe sweeping new guidelines for deporting illegal immigrants:

Ja, thanks for posting about Senator Patty Murray. After having read the article, she is now, one of my new heroes.

Background: US the richest country in the world has the highest rate of infant & maternal mortality of all other industrialized nations.

Drastic Texas

The rate of infant & maternal mortality double in Texas in 2011. It shot up and stayed at that level ever since. There is no health related factor that can explain it.

The only explanation is that in 2011 a lot of pre-natal clinics were closed. A Texas political decision actually doubled the rate of infant & maternal mortality in their state.

~ Dr. Robert Martin

I’m glad you posted that information, Alex. I want to find the link and post it on FB. People need to know about this!

In line with what Paris was saying, as well as Helen, this is very interesting because it does seem to be what Trump is doing!



Sharon K,
Many Thanks for the WaPo Op-Ed. The author is correct in his assessment. DJT is NOT really an “Isolationist,” but IS indeed a Militarist. Although he has not yet invaded anew, he is preparing to use military force within our borders (by whatever name) to deport millions. If that’s not militaristic, I don’t know what is!

“The anti-Trump resistance may backfire without an adequate understanding of how the president and his voters see the world.”

In the quote above the author is also correct, but
could well have included the R’s who would replace him were he removed from office.

It’s not just Trump and Bannon, etc.
Pence, Ryan and the other radical Republicans have worldviews not precisely like Trump’s, but nevertheless dangerously crazy.

I believe we would be in just as much trouble were any of these “true believer” fanatics to occupy the oval office. Trump’s bizarre, rude, crude, lewd sexist, racist style inspires Resistance, but the Resistance will be just as necessary, if not more so when he is replaced by anther equally radical, albeit more polite, and stylistically “rational” (publically) Republican.

What is most disturbing is this:

“But Trump is unique in seeing America as a victim nation, a net global loser that must now fight back. His single most consistent political conviction is that other countries have exploited the United States.”


“Trump’s sense of abuse and humiliation is potent. “The world is laughing at us,” he endlessly repeats. It’s a cry more common to revolutionary states and movements than to the world’s sole superpower. Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany did not conquer territory for the thrill of it; their leaders acted out of perceived desperation, believing that they were losing a ruthless competition for power and status.”

These are feelings always at the heart of Fascist ideology. Like AH, DJT believes we’ve been “stabbed in the back,” and the time is coming (in his apocalyptic view), for retribution. He therefore proposes to vastly increase the size, scope and power of our military, already the most powerful the world has ever seen.

As obviously dangerous as is DJT, would any of the other R’s who would assume his mantle be less so? I think not. Resisters need to broaden the focus. When DJT is deposed, the necessity of the Resistance will become far more acute, the work only having barely begun.

I’d settle for the Resistance VOTING and winning some elections!


19 Billion Reasons Why Rick Perry Can’t Wait to Give Your Money to Energy Companies

The soon-to-be US energy secretary doled out billions in grants and tax incentives for corporations while he was governor of Texas.

One $30 million grant went to an energy group that turned out to be a phantom.

Rick Perry – DOB
4 March 1950 at 10.40AM
Haskell TX


continued – Rick Perry

2017 Solar Arc Sun 20 Taurus
Natal Pallas 20 Scorpio


Fixed Grand Cross (world stage)

2017 SA Sun 20TA -12TH House
Zeus 24LE – 4TH House
Pallas 20SC – 6TH House
Jupiter 21AQ (ME 24AQ) – 10TH House


Grand Fire Trine

Admetos 20 Aries
US Sibly Chiron 20 Aries
Chiron 21 Sagittarius
Zeus 24 LE


Semi-Sextile Kite

Saturn 16 Virgo (Moon 16VI)
Pluto 16 Leo
Neptune 16 Libra


Sun 13 Pisces


“The city of West Palm Beach, which sits just across the Intracoastal Waterway from Trump’s palatial Mar-a-Lago Resort — aka the Winter White House — on exclusive Palm Beach, had a violent crime rate in 2015 that was equal to that of the Windy City, according to federal crime records.”


“How Vladimir Putin Catfished A US Election With the Collusion of Team Trump”

It was the Comey letter that handed the election to Trump. Even if corrupt elements in the FBI Field Office in New York, penetrated by Russia, forced Comey’s hand – even if Russian hacker Nikulin did plant emails on Anthony Weiner’s computer – there had to be a “separate criminal case” in the first place for the NYPD and FBI to go looking, right? In this story I exclusively report the connections between the USSR-CWA hacker group of North Carolina ‘Crackas With Attitude’ and the “sexts with a 15 year old girl” from Gaston, North Carolina, that started the chain of events that led to James Comey’s forced letter to Congress, including the fact that the “15 year old girl”’s “email to Weiner” is in fact a series of plagiarized texts it is unlikely any 15 year old girl has read, including works by J.D. Salinger, David Foster Wallace, Charles Bukowski, and – yes – “Fight Club” by Chuck Palahniuk.”

As I have previously reported, Jeff Sessions was placed by Trump as Attorney General, I believe, for the sole reason of protecting Trump from impeachment and prosecution in the matter of Russia’s hack on America. The placement of Boente as Sessions’ number two ought to raise yet another red flag. For Dana Boente is listed as AG on the North Carolina Crackas With Attitude case.

The Senate intelligence committee has sent formal requests to more than a dozen organizations, agencies and individuals, asking them to preserve all materials related to a probe the panel is conducting on Russian interference in the 2016 election and related issues, a congressional aide said Saturday.

The committee chairman, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and its vice chairman, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., sent letters out on Friday — the same day committee members received a classified briefing from FBI Director James Comey. Committee members declined to comment on what was discussed after the more than hour long briefing.



Of course I don’t who’s leaking the information, that’s why we need an investigation. And from all indications, Trump and his merry band of thieves are working as quickly as they can to fill their pockets and demantle our fragile democracy.

You and Helen remind me of an old saying: “It’s your lie, you can tell it anyway you want.”

Like a high school clique the primary posters here have managed to alienate voices on this site that conflict with your own. I’m sure that will serve you well….
I feel confident that Pluto and Uranus will have their way with the “truth” we are all so invested in maintaining.
I was reporting what Kucinich, Greenwald, Democracy Now and others were warning about, so by all means don’t listen to them either! Surely they are untrustworthy.

By all means, quote the Washington Post, etc. to get your truth. And don’t read this!

As a leading American publication, the Washington Post has earned an air of legitimacy that many newer, less well-known publications do not yet possess. This may not last however, as the conflict of interest that was created when the ownership of the Washington Post changed hands recently may have already begin to call into question the credibility of one of America’s most distinguished publications.
In 2013, the Washington Post was purchased by Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon. That same year, Amazon also obtained a CIA contract worth $600 million. At the time, the Nation pointed out the conflict of interest that these dealings posed.
“[Jeff Bezos] recently secured a $600 million contract from the CIA. That’s at least twice what Bezos paid for the Post this year. Bezos recently disclosed that the company’s Web-services business is building a ‘private cloud’ for the CIA to use for its data needs.”
Additionally, The Institute for Public Accuracy released a statement by Robert McChesney condemning the move.
When the main shareholder in one of the very largest corporations in the world benefits from a massive contract with the CIA on the one hand, and that same billionaire owns the Washington Post on the other hand, there are serious problems. The Post is unquestionably the political paper of record in the United States, and how it covers governance sets the agenda for the balance of the news media. Citizens need to know about this conflict of interest in the columns of the Post itself.
If some official enemy of the United States had a comparable situation?—?say the owner of the dominant newspaper in Caracas was getting $600 million in secretive contracts from the Maduro government?—?the Post itself would lead the howling chorus impaling that newspaper and that government for making a mockery of a free press. It is time for the Post to take a dose of its own medicine.”

I’ll be off now for good.

I’m sure that will be a big relief. Adios.

Robert Reich Just Got The Inside Scoop About Trump From An Ex-Republican Congressman

“It confirms much of what we have already inferred from the look-the-other-way attitude of Congressional Republicans. They are very well aware that Trump is under the influence of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and are extremely alarmed by Trump’s unhinged and volatile behavior but aren’t willing to do anything about it yet lest they lose their chance to gut the social safety net and slash taxes for the ultrawealthy:”



you might consider that most everything in journalism/media has some CIA connection to it….

“If we want to restore respect for facts and break through the intellectual ghettos on both the right and left, the mainstream media will have to be aggressive without being hysterical and adversarial without being unduly oppositional”

Charles J. Sykes (@SykesCharlie), a former talk-show host in Wisconsin, is the author of the forthcoming “How the Right Lost Its Mind.”



Do you always leave (“adios”) when you experience some dissent to your opinions?

What posts are so offensive or unbearable that you would choose to just split?

I have to agree with Paris. This group habitually attacks anyone with dissenting opinions and eventually chases them away. Prabhata, Helen and now Paris. I believe there have been others as well. Both Prabhata and Paris brought measured opinions that questioned the liberal mindset. Thank goodness Jerry has persevered with his alternative views. We need that. We can’t say that just this one way is the ‘right’ way. We were wrong about this election. I have huge questions about what is happening with the CIA – I can’t help but think about Egypt’s revolution and how that ended up. There are no easy answers to where we are today, but name calling and insulting is what turned us off about Trump and it’s just as disheartening when Liberals do it. Some of these comments have been nasty. The only way we are going to get through this as a country is to find common ground. We are in this boat together. I’ll be honest, what I really want to say is ‘grow up folks’. This is some serious business and we cannot know what is going on in the back ground. Be open to the other view. Be the people you think the Trumpsters should be. Stop insulting and bickering and realize there is validity to the opposing view.

To Eliseo and others here on Starlight’s News . .

I believe that what Trump Voters picked up in large part was the energy emitted by his 3 natal Cancer planets, Saturn, Venus and Mercury. In its negative expression, the sign of Cancer DOES express as fear and isolationism. Katie Bar The Door mentality.

In its positive expression the sign of Cancer expresses its energies as nurturing, sensitivity and protection.

There are so many in our country (not as many as in the rest of the world I’m sure) that feel like the abandoned children of their native family, the U.S.A. It is true that the Democratic Party has in large part failed the jobless constituents, or so it would seem to those constituents.

What seems to those of us who appreciate the foundation (Saturn) of the U.S., it’s Constitution, Bill of Rights, etc., is that a buffoon has broken into the (to us) sacred halls of Democracy and he plans to destroy everything for his personal gain.

It is because the US has become so divided (apparently) and because the times we live in provide relatively easy penetration of private records by outsiders (U.S. Uranus in Gemini conjunct the U.S. 7th house cusp), that the government and associated institutions have become unhinged.

Those of us vulnerable to this easy penetration feel raped, don’t we? There are multiple reasons why this Perfect Storm of fear and tumult has arrived at this time in history and I think that the conjunction of Pluto and Neptune in 1891 has clues, if not answers as to why and what to do about it.

The 1st of 3 conjunctions between the outer planets Neptune and Pluto arrived in Washington, D.C. with Uranus near the ascendant at 27+ Libra. He was square Venus at 27+ Cancer, but he was trine the U.S. natal Moon at 27+ Aquarius. Most importantly, Pluto and Neptune were conjunct the U.S. natal Uranus at 8+ Gemini.

Now I find this weird, but Donald Trump’s nativity has the asteroid Urania at 8+ Gemini. In mythology, Urania was a muse for astrologers and astronomers. I believe Donald Trump is a gift from the gods and goddesses, a key if you will, to unlock the answers to our country’s longstanding problems.

The 1st conjunction chart for the Neptune-Pluto cycle had a multitude of minor bodies in late Aquarius, where the U.S. natal Moon-Pallas conjunction resides. The U.S. People, as symbolized by the U.S. natal Moon in Aquarius (when this cycle began in 1891), were reflecting the subtle symptoms of direct contact with these minor bodies; Nessus, Juno, Magdalena, Hades and Ceres. Whenever the Neptune-Pluto cycle is activated, those symptoms awaken.

Transiting Neptune has done that. Transiting Saturn has done that. Transiting Jupiter and Chiron did it when they squared each other in 2013. So did the transiting nodes in Pisces-Virgo in 2007. Uranus did it in 2005 and 2006. There have been eclipses that made contact with the U.S. Uranus. Flint Michigan water crisis did it (their Saturn is conjunct the U.S. Uranus). There’s more.

When these transiting contacts to the U.S. natal Uranus occur, the minor bodies that hovered near the degrees of the U.S. natal Moon-Pallas in Aquarius (at the time when Neptune-Pluto first conjoined) awaken.

Ceres would create a feeling of the loss of something dear, Juno would make some of us feel equal in name only, Nessus would create a sense of being violated, Magdalena would bring on sobbing and Hades made it seem like hell-on-earth to the U.S. People (symbolized by U.S. Moon).

Because Uranus was trine the U.S. Moon and the above mentioned trans. bodies at the time of the Pluto-Neptune conjunction (which was atop the U.S. Uranus in Gemini in 1891), it would be Uranus who the U.S. People would turn to. Uranus = revolution, rebellion, breakthrough, invention, shock, etc.

Right now the transiting nodes at 3+ Virgo, Pisces are (and have been for 5 1/2 weeks) square the nodes in the Neptune-Pluto chart at 3+ Gemini, Sagittarius. The Neptune-Pluto chart I’m referring to also has Mercury at 3+ Virgo, conjunct the presently transiting North Node.

It would appear then, that talk amongst ourselves, talk via the media, talk from Trump, data from who-knows-where sources, trade and commerce, short travels, elementary education and twitter are attempts to penetrate the Neptune-Pluto trajectory (reflected by the nodes then and now).

Pluto and Neptune were conjunct the U.S. Uranus for Pete’s sake. We are experiencing a breakthrough; a nightmare for some that seems to be taking forever to awaken from.

Neptune and Pluto at 8+ Gemini in 1891 were sextile the conjunction between Mars and Chiron at 8+ Leo. That’ a big clue; anybody know who has something in their chart at 8+ Leo? The birth chart for Russia (6/12/90) has the South Node at 8+ Leo. Somebody born in late ’43 or ’44 might have natal Pluto at 8+ Leo. There are answers to be had if we dig deep enough, or just get lucky.


In my view Prabhata was a paid troll; as soon as Trump was elected and certain of an inauguration she left…. she served a purpose … to divide and conquer the left thinking blog

Paris, your statements seem to indicate you have great difficulty defining your particular shade of grey on the black and white scale.
Are you a cup half full or half empty person?

Lets say, I have a friend A who also knows D E & F. Your premise would be like saying, because I once met D & E, and A is a friend, I am also guilty because D & E did something wrong. And F might be guilty too.
Broad brush strokes condemning every person within a particular large conglomerate as if the head were a dictator and all the underlings share the dictator’s identical view, is silly.
FYI, employee number estimates:
amazon 268900; Washington post 7300; cia 21575 (2013 est)

You are also equating a business contract for service as nefarious collusion, which leads me to believe, you have no clue how global businesses work in the real world.
eg, if a window manufacturer makes a new window to replace an old window for a mob boss, your argument, or at least the argument from the quoted link, holds that he, therefore, must also be a criminal.

Russia Says It Wants a ‘Post-West World Order’

TIME-Feb 18, 2017


it was BS cover for some other agenda

Alex, I think your comment about Prabhata being a troll is unduly harsh – sometimes I agreed, sometimes I did not – that was genuine – and I had been interacting with Prabhata long before you came on the scene.

That said, Casey, I think what I object to most is, not that thoughtful opposing opinions are given, but that consistent links to questionable opinion pieces written by others and their sources that are naively passed off as truth. Anyone can call themselves a ‘journalist’ these days, and it shows.
And since when is it not allowed that one can engage in thoughtful discussion and differing opinions?
If someone takes such offense methinks the logical argument is not very solid.

british parliament to debate withdrawing trump invitation to visit

Barbk, thank you very much for your invaluable insights.

ed tamplin this week

I agree, Casey, that insults are out of place but also feel that most here don’t indulge in that and also did not understand why Paris decided to leave. Sometimes feelings have been hurt (including mine, after all I have been participating since Nancy started the blog) but I look at it as a microcosm of the world. One doesn’t have to engage at that level and can take a reasoned and more neutral and objective approach. There are issues on which we often largely stand alone. There is always a choice about how and when to engage, including taking a break from the blog. Ken Kesey had a saying in Handbook to Higher Consciousness about it being just as much of an offense to take offense as to give offense. I agreed with Paris’s remarks about there being a deep state and understand the strong concern that the intelligence agencies are agents of the deep state. However, I don’t think it is a black and white issue: there are different allegiances going on. It can’t be new either but it is more blatant and transparent now – although much of the iceberg is still hidden.

Many Thanks Barb! That was fascinating! Although I’m not completely clear as to why and how the 1891 conjunction affects us now, 126 years after the event.

As I recall, Eric Alan Meece also covers that 1891 conjunction in his classic tome, Horoscope for the New Millennium. Relative to my work load, it will be a few days before I can revisit his work. But I will do so with your commentary in mind.

Again, Many Thanks!

Eliseo, I also meant to thank you for your excellent analysis of the article about Trump being more than an isolationist, but really fitting into the category of militant. I guess that makes him a militant nationalist, like Hitler and Stalin. My cousin in Germany, who was born just after WW II ended, just posted on FB today that he coud not belive that the American people do not realize what is happening but this is how Hitler got started. This cousin is not Jewish like I am and his father was in the SS, I believe, or at least was a supporter.

this is the sad part of ed tamplin’s piece:
“If the election is to be correctly analyzed, via the people who voted for neither Clinton nor Trump, the disassociated would have won 490 Electoral College votes as against 32 for Clinton and 16 for Trump. Disinterest won the 2016 election by an incredible margin. When that changes, via believable candidates, real change will follow. ”
visual map http://www.edtamplin.com/images/USA%20NON%20VOTERS%202016.jpg

Angellight’s post is really worth looking into. Intrigue, intrigue, intrigue…

“How Vladimir Putin Catfished A US Election With the Collusion of Team Trump”


Eliseo, it affects us still because the cycle is still active. All cycles (between two transiting planets) that have started in the past but have not concluded yet (in their reuniting conjunction) can be triggered into activation by present-day transits of any planet (be it conjunction, square, trine, etc.) to the degree where the two planets met.

It is even possible for major transits from present-day planets (or points like the nodes) to activate major aspects within the cycle’s purview.

For example, in late September, 2017, trans. Jupiter at 27+ Libra will oppose trans. Uranus at 27+ Aries and that will activate the Neptune-Pluto cycle’s square between Uranus at 27+ Aries and Venus at 27+ Cancer.

As it does so, trans. Pluto will be stationing direct at 16+ Capricorn which would oppose the Moon in the Neptune-Pluto cycle’s (1st conjunction) at 16+ Cancer.

This being an important period in itself (late September) for the U.S. at least, in that the transiting opposition between Jupiter and Uranus will also aspect the U.S. natal Moon and the U.S. natal Pluto, the link to the Neptune-Pluto cycle would likely be overlooked.

I suspect the double emphasis on the symbols of Pluto, Uranus and Moon energies (+ trans. Saturn square the U.S. Neptune) could be devastating for some U.S. citizens who won’t be prepared for it. (It will follow the eclipse season in which the total solar eclipse will conjunct Trump’s ascendant.)

I’ll look for an example with less “interference” from the transits to test the influence of an active cycle when one of its aspects are triggered.

Ja, thanks for your support!

Sharon K,
I think there are at least two reasons why the “American people do not realize what is happening but this is how Hitler got started.”

(A) This IS AMERICA! Couldn’t possibly happen here. Constitution and American sensibility prevents it. (Sinclair Lewis addressed this delusion in 1935!)

(B) Most all of the WWII generation are gone. And that is a great loss in our collective experience and memory.

I note the remaining WWII generation Conservatives I personally know can’t stand Trump. And many of them don’t like the current R. party either.

Sharon K: Thanks. I think this young woman is really dedicated to bringing Trump down. However, it looks as though she wants Pence to be president. But she has inside scoops and is not afraid to air them like a lot of the American reporters.

George Lakoff was on MSNBC tonight, the Ari Melber show. He was really great on explaining the linguistics of Trump and how he uses mind control.

Any of you more skilled astrologers care to look at Rep. Maxine Waters’ chart to see how she fares with her attempts at uncovering truths about the DJT admin?

Her chart is on astrotheme. Her birth deets are –

Born: January 16, 1965, 12:00 PM (unknown)
In: Paterson (NJ) (United States)
Sun: 26°23′ Capricorn
Moon: 14°10′ Cancer

Her north node is 22 Gemini…so Trump’s sun/node activates that and vice versa. Saturn is squaring her mars right now…so there’s that. But what about in August.

I remember years back, during Obama’s election and re-election, Nancy looked at the charts of delegates to the convention for a peek at how they would be feeling at election time.

Rep. Waters is on a roll, talking about the Russian collusion and impeachment – so I am wondering how she will be feeling moving forward.

I worry that E. Warren’s Pluto Mars transit that you all mentioned, could indicate she is sidelined due to a car accident…or the like. I’ve seen that before. But here’s hoping M. Waters can shine a light on things that she already saw in a closed session! True that.

OH I am SO sorry. I typed in Maxine Waters name, but astrotheme pulled up Maxine Jones. My bad! I will see if I can actually find her real birth info!!!

Eliseo, Many of the older Trump supporters are afraid of terrorism I’d noticed, and many of the younger ones don’t remember George W.’s admin, let alone WW II. It’s frustrating. As far as this is America, let’s hope our founders’ checks and balances keep it that way. We at least have a legal system to arbitrate decisions. The worst situation would be a military coup or police state, as Paris was intimating.

Angellight, there is no blogger identified in Patribotics – how do you know they are female? She is also against Sessions — why would she be in favor of Pence?

She or he, that is 🙂

Pluto-Neptune still matters, oh yes. It’s a long, epochal “civilization” cycle running about 500 years. The conjunction of 1890-92 in Gemini was the “seeding” of the global empire to come. Anything that happened around then was always going to have great influence over our modern world.

The opening square between Neptune(in Gemini) and Pluto(in Pisces) won’t happen until 2061-2064. It will probably mark a period of “taking global civilization to the next level,” assuming we make it that far, that is.

The cycle culminates with the opposition in the 2130s–Neptune in Sagittarius vs. Pluto in Gemini–well into the 22nd century, likely a massive conflict and potential resolution between the underlying beliefs and knowledge of the age.

IMHO, the middle of the 21st century, from the 2040s with the Uranus-Pluto opposition in Virgo-Pisces, through the 2060s and the Neptune-Pluto square is going to represent one of the most dramatic, make-or-break transition periods in human history. The underlying question here is “Did we get the message of the early 1890s and the mid 1960s?”

Run for Something


Run for Something will recruit and support talented, passionate youngsters who will advocate for progressive values now and for the next 30 years, with the ultimate goal of building a progressive bench.

We’ll take a chance on people the usual “institutions” might never encounter. We’ll help people run for offices like state legislatures, mayorships, city council seats, and more. We’ll do whatever it takes to get more under-35 year-olds on the ballot.

A reminder before reading the following. During the time of the aspect I write about I think that overall the country went backward but we did have President Obama and he/we did get the ACA passed. There can be pockets of light in dark times.

Sibly progressed Saturn/Neptune midpoint is at 194°22′ (Feb 19 2017) with both planets in retrograde motion away from exact conjunction with Sibly natal Saturn at 194°36′ and square to Sibly natal Sun at 104°29′. Because the midpoint is derived ftom slow moving planets it will take a long time to move out of effective orb. It’s forward movement was stopped just minutes short of exact aspects to Sibly Sun and Saturn but exact for all practicle purposes.

On Reagan’s election (Nov 4, 1980) progressed Sibly Neptune was stationing retrograde and Sibly progressed Saturn was barely direct. Their midpoint was at 194°46′.

By Bush Jr’s election (Nov 7, 2000) the midpoint was at 194°42′ (only moved 4 minutes in 20 years). Sibly progressed Saturn was stationing retrograde, Sibly progressed Neptune was retrograde. This meant that the midpoint’s aspects to Sibly Sun and Saturn would be applying for years (turned out it will be decades).

When trump announced (Jun 16, 2015) the midpoint was at 194°25′, just four minutes under an exact square to Sibly chart Sun. Both progressed Saturn and Neptune were retrograde and they still are. On the date of the third Sibly Pluto return (Dec 28, 2022 in longitude, Jan 2, 2023 in right ascension) both will still be retrograde for more than 100 years to come.

Many Thanks for your insight on the Neptune/Pluto conjunction! Very Interesting, indeed!

Sharon K,
“As far as this is America, let’s hope our founders’ checks and balances keep it that way. We at least have a legal system to arbitrate decisions.”

Yes…This is a real test of the wisdom of the Founders as expressed in the Constitution. I am heartened that so far, the political conflict has been in the courts with lawyers, and peacefully in the streets, and NOT shooting at one another.

“The worst situation would be a military coup or police state, as Paris was intimating.”

I think a coup unlikely, but I hear the top brass in the military are not thrilled with the Donald. They know as an example that climate change is a national security issue and climate catastrophe could lead us into bad military scenarios. They dislike and distrust him for a plethora of good reasons.

IMO, the military would probably only take over if DJT orders some military action they see as absolutely suicidal to the Republic, or would lead to an inevitable nuclear exchange, and/or WWIII. They take their oath to defend and protect the people very seriously.

But I suspect the R’s will get rid of him when they are done with using him. They will do all in their power to rob us of the social safety net, enrich their corporate masters and pacs, and disempower women, minorities, etc. as much as possible. Either they’ll succeed or not and when they are done will depose by whatever means DJT when he becomes too much of a liability.


Donald’s Big Book of Hitler Speeches

Ivana Trump told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that from time to time her husband reads a book of Hitler’s collected speeches, My New Order, which he keeps in a cabinet by his bed.


In 1996, Daniel Goldhagen authored one of the most significant works in decades about the Holocaust.

Titled, “Hitler’s Willing Executioners” the book explored the ways in which ordinary Germans abetted the Holocaust by acquiescing in what Goldhagen termed an “eliminationist” attitude towards Jews.

Goldhagen traced back this latent anti-Semitism among the German people back for centuries.

In Goldhagen’s view, Hitler reinforced and cultivated what was already a homegrown impulse among the German people. And when the time came, they acted accordingly.



Trump allies deliver plan to lift Russian sanctions—by helping to topple the Ukrainian government

By Hunter
Sunday Feb 19, 2017 · 2:40 PM PST

By: Eliseo on February 19th, 2017 at 3:05 am

“DJT is NOT really an “Isolationist,” but IS indeed a Militarist.”

His Mars/Pluto midpoint is square his MC, a paran involving Sun, Moon, and Mars is part of his psychological makeup, and Mars the most powerful planet in his chart because of it’s angular placement on the Asc of his chart, a Martian personality is his preferred way of expression. I believe because of his privilege (wealth) he has been able to suppress outing of episodes that might have put others behind bars.

Sexual perversion might be part of some of those episodes (natal Saturn on natal Venus and on Sun/Mars midpoint).

Medical astrology?

Recently got diagnosed with Narcolepsy for which I must now take medication to drive and to work. I’ve been struggling with this issue for at least the last 9 years. I wonder if this could be attributed to a tight Neptune/Saturn conjunct in the first house.

The February 27, 2017 Mars/Uranus-Jupiter opposition (22 Aries-Libra) forms a grand cross square to China’s natal Uranus (22 Capricorn) opposite Steve Bannon’s n. Uranus and Trump’s n. Saturn (22/23 Cancer).

Steve Bannon: ‘We’re Going To War In the South China Sea … No Doubt’

Only months ago Donald Trump’s chief strategist predicted military involvement in east Asia and the Middle East in Breitbart radio shows


And now this……..

Will China Go To War With US? South China Sea Patrol By American Aircraft Carrier Strike Group Begins

Tensions with China may be racheting up with the deployment of a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group in the South China Sea despite warnings from China’s Foreign Ministry against challenging Beijing’s sovereignty in the region.

International Business Times
Feb 19, 2017


Quick follow-up to the above:

Rex Tillerson with natal Jupiter at 21 Aries conjunct the Feb 27 Mars/Uranus-Jupier opposition…..

Is Tillerson Willing to Go to War Over the South China Sea?

The Exxon boss has shown before he can take Beijing to the limit — but as Secretary of State the stakes will be far higher.


‘No access’: Rex Tillerson sets collision course with Beijing in South China Sea

Comments that China should be barred from using artificial islands will anger Xi Jinping and could lead to a military clash, experts fear

The Guardian
Jan 12, 2017


And finally….

Donald Trump and China on dangerous collision course, say experts

Report says ties between the two nuclear-armed countries could deteriorate into an economic or military confrontation

The Guardian
Feb 7, 2017


CORRECTION: China’s natal JUPITER (22 Capricorn)

More likely it will be an economic confrontation. I think they can hurt us even more that way and there’s no obvious blood.

Bob, thanks, we need all the good news we can get!

Sharon K., the Patribotics blog posts are written by Louise Mensch, the ex-MP (Tory) who now lives in the US. She’s a conservative, but was a firm anti-Trumper from the beginning. She is a fine investigative journalist with strong ties to the intelligence community here and in the UK, due to her previous work on the Snowden case. She believes Sessions to be part of the collusion with the Kremlin, having introduced Carter Page to the Trump campaign. At this point, she believes that Pence wasn’t involved in the Putin collusion, so supports his elevation to the Presidency once Trump is impeached or removed due to Amendment 25, Sec 4(as she believes one or more of those outcomes is inevitable). Her criterion at this point is not party affiliation, but that he’s “not a traitor”. I’ve been following her on Twitter for some time, and she’s both tenacious in her research, and brilliant. JMHO.

Will, good luck with your treatment.

Thanks, DPH.

By the way, in exactly 26 minutes, I’ll be 66 years old 🙂

This is an interesting point of view from the NYT’s

“Better we stop fantasizing about getting rid of Trump and concentrate on limiting the damage he is able to do. The first step towards doing that is to ratchet down the useless, stupid and divisive rhetoric. It’s not necessary to keep up this constant barrage of news articles, columns and editorials about every freaking little insignificant aspect of his misbegotten life and Presidency. It’s not serious journalism. Just as happened during the primaries and the general election the press is still failing to treat Trump in a serious manner. Stop reporting nonsense, stop trivializing everything Trump. Whether you take him seriously or not you need to start reporting on him as though you do. That means making sure you’re not trivializing your serious reporting by burying it under mounds of gossip, innuendo and nonsense. Stop preaching to the choir. Who are you talking to? You don’t need to convince people like me that Trump is a disaster. You need to build a case that the skeptics will listen to.”

Alex, you are WAY off base. Prabhata left LONG LONG LONG before Trump was elected.

“In my view Prabhata was a paid troll; as soon as Trump was elected and certain of an inauguration she left…. she served a purpose … to divide and conquer the left thinking blog.”

And by the way, Alex, WHO in your opinion was paying Prabhata?


Happy solar return, Sharin K, and hope the year ahead is full of good & happy things!

Oops, *Sharon*…darned autocorrect!

Thanks, DPH 🙂

Ophiuchus –

The Republicans may have been founded by anti-slavery, but today they are in favor of it. The Republicans have said it: they’re for human bondage, they are counting on it to keep American owned by the same rules of the 19th century.


Hot Degrees 2017


Happy Birthday


Dwarf planet Ceres contains the necessary ingredients for life, new data suggest.

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has detected organic compounds on Ceres — the first concrete proof of organics on an object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. This material probably originated on the dwarf planet itself, the researchers report in the Feb. 17 Science.

The discovery of organic compounds, the building blocks of life, adds to the growing body of evidence that Ceres may have once had a habitable environment.

happy birthday Sharon! Just 2.5mths younger than me! xxxxx

great nyt post ja!

“Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are not friendly to the people of the world. They pick on the weak and the targets of imperialist attack and tell lies on behalf of those who violate human rights on a mass scale. Despite playing a lead role in the Syrian disaster, the United States was invited to be an observer at the upcoming peace talks. Enter AI and HRW to help make sure that if the Trump administration should participate, it won’t be making any changes they need worry about. The human rights industrial complex is dependably on the side of the evil doers and their dirty deeds.”


Think twice about the wisdom of taking Trump down. We’ll have Pence – the embodiment of this famous Sinclair Lewis quote:

“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”

What We Learned From Fukushima
Dr. Helen Caldicott: Mind Blowing!
https://archive.org/details/scm-30754-drhelencaldicottwhatwelearnedf 58-Min

“We are looking at a totally new political world. If we play by the old rules, we will lose and they will win. Our job is not to play by the old rules.” ~ Bernie Sanders

President Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt was confirmed by the Senate on Friday morning, due in no small part to the vote by two Democratic Senators who shirked Democratic duty to vote against their constituents’ interests.

The vote was recorded at 52 to 46, with Pruitt needing 51 votes to be confirmed. Two Democrats voted to confirm Pruitt, West Virginia turncoat Joe Manchin III and North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp.


continued – Randy Newman

Stand-out factor in his natal chart:

There are two groups of 3 planets lying opposite each other.



Randy Newman – Putin


Short People – By Randy Newman


Paul Simon & Chevy Chase

Happy Birthday Sharon!

I think Patriboticss is the blog by Louise Mensch.


~ by Robert Reich

Trumpeconomics Fail

Alex, the link is a Paul Simon video.

Alex, I love that quote from Bernie! Do you have a link for that?


the source article is off in some way so I didn’t post it .. the quote was the only good part….

use the quote as a search engine term…. and the url will show


here is the Robert Reich url


Will, they are in a tight conjunction by progression.

Progressed Saturn 21°Li18’49” R
Progressed Neptune 21°Li30’35” R

Best wishes for successful treatment.

Happy birthday Sharon. Enjoy your almost 80° day in February.


I was reading your post about Narcolepsy and I just wanted to tell you, if your interested, a friend of mine’s mother has it and it is strangely a symptoms of Celiac disease. Many people with the condition don’t have the traditional intestinal discomfort but other strange symptoms. Anyway, she got tested and indeed she does have it. She stopped eating gluten and it went away. Just thought I would share that info with you for whatever it’s worth.

Thanks you, Alex.


Happy Solar Return! Do have a wonderful day of fun and surprises. Thank you re: narcolepsy.


Many thanks for the heads-up on the progressions.


Thank you for the suggestion re: narcolepsy and celiac.

Thanks Alex, Kiwi (so you are a Sag), Bob & Will.

Helen, great Sinclair Lewis quote! A very good point.

Happy Birthday Sharon K.

Thank you for all of the interesting and thoughtful posts that you share.

Hey, thank you, Ja, and you’re welcome for the posts. Your posts really relevant and interesting, too!

alex, good news about Ceres; thanks.

Sharon, here’s to a great year (nice Mercury trine Jupiter going for you!)

Interesting coincidence:

It occurred to me a few days ago I’ve been suffering from at least a mild form of narcolepsy from infancy to the present. My grandmother complained about my sleep cycle when I was less than one year old.

Decades ago, a physician told me he believed my circadian clock had at some point fallen off the wall and was broken in a 1000 pieces. But the issue never went any further than that.

I’ve not been diagnosed, and not sure I want to be. I’m unclear as to the personal legal and pharmaceutical implications. I don’t want to be legally hamstrung with no freedom. And my sleep problems are not endangering anyone as I began to make appropriate adjustments years ago. So far I’ve dealt with this in my own way. Caffeine plus strategically timed naps. I plan to discuss the issue with my physician and do some research. I may choose to NOT be tested, depending on what I discover.

I had trouble in High School years ago as I couldn’t function right with the one size fits all schedule. But I made straight “A’s” in College because I could determine my own schedule of classes, and take naps in the afternoon.

A similar situation obtained in the several years I worked in the mental health system, (and later as a criminal investigator). As we usually ate lunch in a cafeteria with the patients, our “lunch” hour was essentially free time. I always retired to my car where I napped for not quite an hour. It was the only way I could get through a day job.

If I don’t have structure, my sleep/waking pattern gets really crazy. Maybe it is my chronotype. Or maybe I’m narcoleptic. Or maybe it is both. I’m not sure.

Good Luck with finding the right medications, physicians, and/or other remedies to help manage what you are experiencing.

Happy Solar Return Sharon K!
May you and M have many, many more happy and healthy birthdays!

Here is more about Eris.


Thank you, barbk and Eliseo!

barb, I’m hoping that these transits tie in favorably with the following natal aspects.

Current transits
Mercury Aquarius21 11’27”
Mars Aries 17 28’52”
Jupiter Libra 22 48’28″r
Saturn Sag 26 12’36”

My post got away from me and some of it got deleted. This is what I meant to post.

Current transits
Mercury Aquarius 21 11’27”
Mars Aries 17 28’52”
Jupiter Libra 22 48’28″r
Saturn Sag 26 12’36”
Uranus Aries 21 44’10”

Natal Aspects
Moon Leo 17°57’06 house 2 di
Mercury Aquarius 16°54′ house 8 di
Neptune Libra 19°16’48 house 4 R
Pluto Leo 18°21’29 house 2 R

I guess that Mars is really going to energize my emotions and communications. Do you just look at today’s chart as the blueprint for my year or how it interacts with my natal chart as well?

Russian Envoy Dies Suddenly Today: https://t.co/GCJV8qPpgD

And last week a Russian Diplomat falls to his death.


Will –

Do you know of this medical astrologer, Lynn Koiner? She also has a private FB page where people share very helpful astro and medical info. I have found her very helpful.


Happy Birthday Sharon!!!

Happy Birthday Sharon! I’ll never forget the kindness you showed me.
You felt like an Angel Flying in. They Say:
“You don’t need a formal prayer or invocation to call the Angels to your side. Simply think, Angels, please surround me, and they are there”.
Doreen Virtue, Divine Guidance

More Tidbits:

A planet is said to be ‘out of bounds’ when it exceeds the 23’26” maximum declination of the Sun. The Sun is the ‘bounds’ an can never be ‘out of bounds.’

When a planet exceeds this number, it is like it has gone rogue. At the very least it acts beyond normal expectations, can behave like a maverick, doesn’t follow rules, rather Uranian in in character, but still using that planet’s own energy. It also has the ability to see things beyond the usual line of consciousness.

I was researching various chart over the weekend and this is what I found regarding ‘out of bounds’ planets in various people’s charts and institutions.

Donald Trump – Mercury (8 Cancer)at 25′ 09″, Pluto (10 Leo) at 23′ 51″, Ceres (13 Aquarius) at 25′ 08″.

James Comey- Mars (14 Cancer) at 25′ 46″.

Putin – Moon (2′ Gemini 54″) at 25′ 38″, Mars ( 26′ Sag 31″) at -25′ 20″.

FBI – Moon (15’Cancer 44″) at 23′ 29″

NSA- Moon (16′ Gemini 32″) at 27′ 07″, Venus (16′ Sag. 29″) at -24′ 14″, Mars (17′ Cap. 08″) at-24′ 03″.

CIA- Uranus (24′ Gemini 20″) at 23′ 26′ ON THE NOSE…so this one is questionable…Pluto (12′ Leo 40″) at 23′ 31″.

ECLIPSE OF 26, 2017
VESTA- (20’Cancer 25″) AT 26′ 01′

So, Vesta is in a maverick position even now. For the eclipse chart cast for 9:58 AM EST, she is in Cancer in the 3rd house as part of grand cross involving Mars, Uranus at 21′ Aries, Pluto at 18 Cap., and Jupiter at 22′ Libra. She is now sextile the USA natal Vesta.

My gut says, as I have said before, previously above, I really think the spy story is going to get much more interesting.

Ja, thanks for the link re: Eris and her key word chaos. It ties into the transit of Chaos that I wrote a little about on the 14th in which the parallel aspects of trans. Chaos to U.S. Mars (and Trump’s NN and Sun et al) square U.S. Neptune which has been with us since last September.

I was happy to find at that link you provided a chart for NATO and that it revealed that NATO’s natal Saturn-Pallas (+ Moon + Sun) in Virgo exactly squares the U.S. Uranus in Gemini. Since U.S. natal Uranus is only a couple of degrees from the U.S. descendant (although technically Uranus is in the 6th house of service) it takes the solar eclipse this Sunday to a whole ‘nother level.

That solar eclipse at 8+ Pisces will oppose NATO’s Saturn-Pallas at 8+ Virgo as it squares the U.S. Uranus at 8+ Gemini. A T-square that will require some finesse to get through on everybody’s part.

Sharon, a solar return uses the degree and minute of a natal Sun to determine the time a SR chart is set for, rather than being determined by the day you were born. Judging from the quincunx that transiting Pluto has been making to your natal Moon-Pluto, you are now familiar with what that energy can demand of you.

That’s helpful because this March trans. Pluto will square your natal Neptune and that might possibly mean a plumbing issue (Neptune in the 4th). One that will test your endurance.

And yes, transiting Mars trine your natal Moon Pluto in a solar return chart will provide energy and stamina to deal with the Mars square Pluto in your solar return chart. We always benefit from these kinds of challenges and look back with gratitude after the fact. Sigh.

The solar return chart stands alone as a blueprint of the coming year as well as revealing the support (trines, sextiles) and the challenges (squares, oppositions) to natal planets until your next birthday.

Sometimes I find them difficult to read and sometimes they are shockingly, blatantly clear. I have a suspicion that is as it should be (at least in my personal case); sometimes the path forward is clear and sometimes you just have to forge your way through the brush.

Lamis Beasley Faris

Thanks for posting the OOB notations for interesting US Charts

RE: 10:21PM
you offered some quite sound advice there

Whew, that was a lot to catch up on, happy belated Nancy and thanks for this blog, also happy birthday Sharon, my birthday is this Monday, lots of birthdays it seems.

I know I mention Sam Harris a lot on this blog, and since no-one has ever given feedback not sure if its because it is not appreciated, or people don’t know him, or don’t like him, but today he came out with his latest podcast , an interview with David Frum, and I feel so strongly that EVERYONE ON THIS BLOG SHOULD LISTEN, THERE IS MUCH TO BE LEARNED, most of it not surprisingly good! But I think most will find it fascinating.
Happy week everyone

Solar New Moon Eclipse 2.26.2017



Earth Axis


APRIL 15 2016

Global warming changing tilt of Earth’s spin axis

For the first time, human activity has caused a shift in the tilt of Earth’s spin axis, which could affect GPS and other satellite measurements.

I forgot one chart.
USA OOB planets: Venus -(3’Cancer 06″) 23′ 32″, Mars (21′ Gemini 23″) 23′ 34″, Pluto (27′ Cap 33″) 23′ 43″

I have always associated Uranus with Uranian things like computers ( although many people link them to Neptune), but the US Uranus is in Gemini ruled by Mercury. This fact is another reason why I am going to be watching for communication leaks and explosive information during this coming eclipse.

I’m guessing, of course.

LBF (are initials ok)?

seems like good guessing…..

and: i think Trump/Pence immigration issues are going to be further raised, and justified by T-P administration

Not for Everyone

A ‘Starseed’ speaks:
Feb 19/17


Thanks for the BD wishes, Henri, Patty & Diana (Diana, when you do leave for the Caribbean again?), and, barbk, thank you for that analysis of my solar return chart and for alerting me to the fact that I’ll need to be staunch in regard to the mars/pluto square. I’m hoping there is no plumbing problem that’s challenging enough to test me, but we’ve had them before. I’ll try to remember to let you know.

Alex, Your wonderful Sander’s Quote sparked my imagination: Bernie said:
“We are looking at a totally new political world. If we play by the old rules, we will lose and they will win. Our job is not to play by the old rules.”
Well, I have an idea for New Rules!
Last night on Coast a Guest spoke of “The Law of Attraction” being far more powerful than people realize!
Check out this piece explaining the concept: “What Is The Law Of Attraction?
Imagine if we Progressives began speaking of the America WE Envision! . Like a counter to their FAKE NEWS NEGATIVE MEME. Checkout this interesting concept:
“The Law of Attraction is one of life’s biggest mysteries and very few people are fully aware of how much of an impact the Law of Attraction has on their day to day life. Whether we are doing it knowingly or unknowingly, every second of our existence, we are acting as human magnets sending out our thoughts and emotions and attracting back more of what we have put out”. http://www.thelawofattraction.com/what-is-the-law-of-attraction/

From The UK Guardian Funny:
“Why do all the women on Fox News look and dress alike? Republicans prefer blondes” Best Comment:
It’s all part of that old-white-guy misogyny-thing they’ve got going on. Think NFL cheerleaders. Think Fox Sports interviewers. Think any local US TV station ‘weathergirl’. Think spongy white bread and peanut butter. It will always be a Californian beach in about 1959 in the head of a Republican.

“Pursuit of shady oligarch a test of DoJ integrity under Trump”

(Brilliant Explanation by Rachel Maddow)



Happy belated birthday to a fellow Pisces. Wishing you a joyful year!


What is the link to Sam Harris blog?

Patty, you are the best. When I come to this blog and see all of the fear-based negative stuff I think “this is working against us”. We need to think of what we want the world to be instead of what we don’t want it to be. It really works.

Check this:


Which Sam Harris are you referring to? There are several. Is the philosopher/neuroscientist author the one? I’m guessing.

New post up:



A Refugees Welcome banner was put across the Statue of Liberty! Exciting!


Montenegro’s chief prosecuter states that Russia attempted to kill their PM in a coup last Oct. to stop them from joining NATO! I believe that!

Sorry, the link:


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