19th Mar, 2017

King of the Swamp Monsters

Glittering promises rained down upon the massive crowds, like candy tossed by Santa at a Christmas parade. To these bespelled and gullible throngs, dying industries would be revived, bringing back millions of well-paying jobs. Healthcare would be universal, cheap, and generous. All those nasty foreigners that are stealing our country would be expelled. And the greedy, corrupt government that wants to take our freedom and our money would be cleansed. Just hitch your wagon to that of the very rich, very successful, powerhouse Donald Trump, and everything would be “terrific” once again.

The repeated slogans that played on grievances and offered a shimmering mirage of the coming “greatness” became fuel for the raging bonfire of 2016’s Trumpmania.  “Lock her up”, “Lying press”, “Dishonest Hillary”, “Build a wall”, “Repeal and replace”, “Forgotten men and women”, and “Drain the swamp” kept the conflagration of rage and unbridled hope burning.

Now, as winter winds into spring, the stars are still shining brightly in the eyes of most of the cultish Trump worshipers, but the reality of his agenda is beginning to bleed through. The proposed replacement of Obamacare, known alternatively as Trumpcare or Ryancare, promises to rip health coverage away from 24 million people over the next decade, while offering billions in huge tax cuts for the super-rich. The orgy of regulation destruction set upon by Trump and his minions will save the global corporatists and their stockholders billions but will unharness massive pollution of the air and water, while cavalierly fueling the growing destruction of climate change.  Moreover, the Trump agenda includes cutting Medicaid, food and housing support for the poor, as well as science research and financial protections, all while lowering taxes on the wealthy and subsidizing a massive military buildup and a useless wall on the southern border.  As for “draining the swamp”, Trump’s cabinet is mostly a cadre of multi-billionaires and the politicians who supported and were subsidized by them.

The consistent thread through all of this is who benefits from these policies. Beyond the manipulative lip-service given to the Trumpophiles, the invariable winners in the real world are the mega-corporations and the billionaire class, and most especially the fossil fuel industry and the weapons manufacturers.  As is well known, deregulation and tax cuts for the rich have been the lifeblood of Republican policy makers for decades, and they are more obvious than ever in the Trump budget and health care proposals. As the fog lifts, draining the swamp has morphed into swelling the swamp, all the better to smother the whole country with its fetid stench.


The larger context for the rise of corporatist power in the US today is the waxing Pluto return in the US chart which will be exact throughout much of 2022. Pluto in a natal chart describes an overwhelming, almost compulsive need to take things to an extreme, eventually leading to a profound transformation. Using the Sagittarius rising version of the US chart, Pluto (27Capricorn33) is in the second house, which describes the intense drive for material wealth and the near sacredness of capitalism in the US, as well as the huge pockets of hidden wealth and wielded power among the billionaire class. The coming Pluto return in 2022 is focusing increasing intensity on this position of Pluto, expanding the wealth and the unbridled greed of the oligarchs, as well as leading to an implosion of some kind and a major reset of this process during 2022. It is worth noting that during 2020, from February through most of November, transiting Saturn will cross US Pluto three times, suggesting some leashing of US Pluto during that year and therefore constraining the manifold efforts toward unbridled corporatism, and likely Donald Trump, during that period.

In the more immediate future, the month of April is a cause for concern. From April 5 through April 21, there will be a protracted Venus station (26Pisces54) square to a Saturn station (27Sagittarius43).  It seems likely there will be some ongoing story during that time of loss or sorrow, with unfolding chapters highlighted when transits to 27 degrees from other positions trigger this configuration  (4/8, 4/15- 4/17).  With Donald Trump’s second crossing of his Jupiter return from April 6 through April 13, we may see him opportunistically trying to capitalize on the initial events with some limited success.  Thus far, I have not been able to find any chart with 27 degrees of the mutable signs prominent, not among Trump staff, the US chart, major politicians, or news media. This suggests the most dramatic events will either be very localized in the US and/or impacting a foreign nation. Nonetheless, the protracted Saturn/Venus square suggests something quite difficult and deeply stressful somewhere, and we will have to wait to see where and how it unfolds.


Please post here if you find anyone in politics or otherwise of notoriety that has a prominent 27 degree mutable degree of prominence. Thanks.

Cartoon from 3/19 says it all.


Thank You for the new posting.

My natal Moon in the 10th is at 24:22 of Pisces. That Venus will therefore conjunct it.

I’m not running for office, and I don’t see myself as notorious, but my ascendant is 26:57 of Gemini.

Thanks again Nancy.
when you say ‘prominent’, what exactly does that mean?
did a quick look at a few placements –
eric trump jup 27 sag;
Flynn Saturn 27 sag;
pentagon Neptune 27 virgo, ceres 26 sag;
Australia Neptune 27 gem, merc 27 sag;
rudy guilliani Saturn 27 gem;
repub party mercury 26 pisc;
Rubio mercury 27 Gemini, juno 26 virgo;
chaffetz chiron 26 pisc;

Similarly, my venus is involved and chiron, now at 24:59 is conjuncting it right now, as well as your moon, Eliseo. I don’t know about you, but I have had some challenging emotional experiences this past week, but it’s ultimately made things better after expressing them and talking about them.

In astro.com’s chart, Hillary’s moon is 22:51 Pisces so chiron is moving away from her moon and towards squaring her Uranus at 25:55 Gemini. It sounds like she will be affected somewhat. T Chiron was at 20:55 Pisces on November 8, 2016. That must have been talked about here as it was in the mix of a very hurtful situation for her, but maybe ultimately for the best.

Nancy, great writing as always.

slightkc, I have read that Comey’s hearing IS public and he is supposed to testify in the morning but I don’t know what time.

It looks like the Republican party (thanks, kiwi) is going to be involved — hope so.

Also, chiron soon to be transiting RP ascendant. Astro.com personal daily forecasts seem to indicate that it means your wounds and weaknesses are showing, if I remember correctly.


the 27th might be a significant midpoint of the US Sibly chart… I’ll go looking

US Sun square US Saturn (strong conservative streak within the US which frequently challenges the hopes and dreams of freedom so clearly set out in the Constitution and other documents such as the Bill of Rights)

Quite simply, the American Right will say “you can do what you like—as long as we approve.”

The Sun rules the 9th house which magnifies the US’ part in foreign politics and its fascination with religious freedom as well as its pursuit of ensuring everyone can access higher education (one of the main triggers of the Civil Rights movement was segregation in public schools).

Additionally, the US seems to make internal changes through becoming aware of how it comes across to other countries.

For example, condemnation of segregation laws: whilst these laws protected the identity (Sun in Cancer) of white America, it denied the freedom and dignity of Blacks and other minorities—an example of the Sun inconjunct the ascendant in Sagittarius.

~ per Alex Trenoweth

US Sun 13 Cancer
US Asc 12 Sagittarius

Midpoint US Sun – US ASC

@27 Virgo (27 Pisces)

The 5:10 pm, LMT, Sibly chart in Philadelphia, when located to the White House has an MC at 179°06′ (29°01′ Virgo in longitude). Beginning Feb 23 transit Saturn has been within 3° of an exact square to that MC and closing.

Saturn will station square within 1 1/2 degrees of that MC.

It will return to within a 3° orb Nov 18 and be exactly square on Dec 18.

trump’s precession corrected demi-solar return in the WH (Dec 15) will have Saturn within 1 1/2 degrees of the MC. His secondary progressed natal (Q2 Mean Quotidian angles) to the transit Saturn square date has secondary progressed Saturn on the IC.

Thank you, Nancy. Love your way with words! I did notice, Paul Ryan has Pluto @ 27 Virgo. http://www.astrotheme.com/astrology/Paul_Ryan

Well, very superficially, that might mean loss of power for him (his health care bill is not making look very good).

Howard Fineman using his superb analytical skills.
I recommend this one:

Why ‘Trump Administration’ Is An Oxymoron

It may sound odd. but can you check the city of Detroit? I read somewhere that the city was going to be basically in flames. Hope not but worth the check on the mayor, congressman and the like. Thank you Starlight and all the posters here. Always great to read your astrological predictions and input.

Not sure about the “birth” time, but this is what I have on Detroit:

Detroit (Founding): July 24, 1701 5:23 PM LMT
Sun 1 Leo 36
Moon 27 Pis 15
Mercury 27 Leo 28
Venus 9 Leo 52
Mars 28 Can 32
Jupiter 6 Pis 27
Saturn 26 Pis 35
Uranus 16 Can 37
Neptune 9 Ari 58
Pluto 12 Leo 9
N. Node 16 Leo 34
Chiron 14 Lib 47
Eris 12 Lib 2

“How much is Donald Trump’s travel and protection costing, anyway?” (Compared to what he’s cutting for the least among us)

Video: Feinstein on Trump: ‘I Think He’s Going to Get Himself Out’ Of Office’

‘Keep fighting’: Hillary Clinton searches for role in age of Democratic division

Sharon K, went over to the HPSCI’s webpage and gathered the info on the Briefing.

Who: House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI)

What: Hearing on Russian active measures investigation (Open)

When: Monday, March 20, 2017, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm ET (9am-12pm CT)

It will be livestreamed on the HPSCI website: http://intelligence.house.gov/

Although it’s not hyperlinked, CSpan shows the Briefing on their schedules for 10am ET on CSpan and CSpan3. I’m assuming that means they’re also livestreaming it.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t come up with a list of confirmed speakers and their speaking times. I’m working on getting my dining room arranged and cleaned out of boxes. If I have time once I finish it, I think I’ll go online for more than just a quick and cursory look-around.

I’m tuning in to the livestream tomorrow at work. I may regret, however, not having something like valium to see me thru to the end of it!

Nancy, thank you for your update today! I’m finding your posts lately to be very grounding for me, and I really appreciate it… especially since I’m more double-Air bobblehead at times, with little that’s rooting my feet to the ground these days!

Queen Elizabeth, Uranus 27 Pisces 21
Edward Snowden, Neptune 27 Sagittarius 48 rx (sextile Saturn 27+ Libra)

You read where about Detroit burning down? There isn’t a lot left to burn! Please reference the article/

Thanks very much, Slightkc.

I know what you mean about the valium.

Remember what the legal analyst said: that if Comey is reserved and tight lipped, it’s probably bad news for Trump because it means Comey is protecting something important!!!

Mima, looks like Detroit is in for some emotional sadness – let’s see how it pans out.

As far as Snowden, I am not really a fan. He appears to be sincere but I’m not totally sure about him and there is the Russian tie that it is said existed BEFORE he took the NSA info.

Well, putting 9 a.m. CT into my calendar so I remember to watch. Don’t want to miss this one.

I sure how that Trump isn’t still in office in 2020, Starlight. On the other hand, I wouldn’t want Pence either but it’s a very hard choice….I’m almost beginning to think I’d prefer Pence.

I sure “hope”, not “how”. Sorry for all the mistakes…it’s a combination of eyesight and being distracted.

Must Read: ‘We can’t bank on him being a one-term president. In fact growth could actually accelerate for a couple of years before the real effects kick in’: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/nov/19/trump-economic-policies-growth-us-economy

Kim Jong-Un has Jupiter at 27 Sagittarius. Uranus will be at 27 Aries from June to September. Uranus will then be square natal US Pluto at 27 Capricorn.

If that Moon position on Detroit is correct, and the Saturn transit is hitting a Saturn/ Moon conjunction, there could be some trouble there. It would be worth looking at the Mayor’s chart and the Chief of Police’s.

As a point of reference, when the DC Sniper was terrorizing the DC area several years back, it was under a stationary Mercury square (maybe conjunct, don’t remember) a stationary Saturn. So there were several episodes over a period of a few weeks until it was resolved.

It makes sense that Flynn will feel this Saturn station. He may end up the fall guy for the Russian connection to Trump. He may also be in legal trouble. I am hoping they can use that as leverage against the others.

The transits to the Australian chart suggest some significant issues in April.

Thanks to everyone for helping with the research!!

The New York attorney general has hired a top public-corruption prosecutor to focus on President Donald Trump.

Attorney General Eric Scheiderman, a Democrat, tapped prosecutor Howard Master to serve as senior enforcement counsel and work on cases involving Trump and his administration, as well as other high-level public corruption cases, reported the Wall Street Journal.

Master previously served under former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was fired last week after refusing the president’s order to resign along with 46 others appointed by former President Barack Obama.


Happy dance!!!

I tuned in late. Now watching Dem Rep Jackie Speier from CA go over complete details that tie Tillerson and Carter Page (as foreign policy adviser to Trump) to Russia and their pushing (particularly Page) to take away sanctions on Russia and to weaken NATO. Both Comey and Admiral Rogers said they couldn’t address those matters for various reasons BUT this gave Speier a public opportunity to emphasis these ties, which is smart. I would say that Comey overall is relaxed and helpful but protecting his investigations.


Happy dance, indeed! Fingers crossed that 45 has his reckoning day.

Thank you for EVERY single blog you post. Manna from heaven.

Dem Rep Quigley has now made the point that Sessions meeting 3 times with Russian (he said 3 times; I only found 2 in the press) envoy three times goes beyond bad memory into perjury territory. Democrats using this hearing as an opportunity to hang out the Republican dirty laundry. Maybe this is common – it certainly is smart.


Happy dance, indeed! Fingers crossed that 45 has his reckoning day.

Thank you for EVERY single blog you post. Manna from the heavens.


Kim Jong-Un has Jupiter at 27 Sagittarius. Uranus will be at 27 Aries from June to September. Uranus will then be square natal US Pluto at 27 Capricorn.

That’s who I also thought of first off…………..scream
Jupiter @27 Sag from the 84′ natal chart
Neptune @27Sag is from the 83″ natal chart.

Is the consensus his 84′ chart?

how sad – cinco de mayo celebration cancelled due to ice crackdown fears

trump installing loyal people to act as his eyes and ears to monitor cabinet people for him

“At the Pentagon, they’re privately calling the former Marine officer and fighter pilot who’s supposed to keep his eye on Defense Secretary Jim Mattis “the commissar,” according to a high-ranking defense official with knowledge of the situation. It’s a reference to Soviet-era Communist Party officials who were assigned to military units to ensure their commanders remained loyal.”

Happy, Happy Solar Return, Jackson!

On a political note, this day is crackling with Aries point dynamics.

retired police chief unlawfully detained at border

Could it be that ‘judge’ Napolitano, started his claim to fame as a ‘dark side’ judge in the corrupt mire of new jersey politics. Organized crime useful idiot planted in high places?
That might explain why he is, and has been, the perfect vehicle to frame nonsense/corrupt republican talking points for many years now, and of late, providing the ‘set up line’ for trump’s ‘punchline’ lies (eg Obama wiretap meme)
And the stupid media is still occupied talking it to death instead of focusing on more important issues? Classic dog whistle tactics.

Watch Senator Diane Feinstein say:
“I Think He’ll (Trump) Get Himself Out”.
They must have *definitive proof* of Russian/Trump contacts via Flynn.
Trump would be disgraced if he were Impeached…So, he’ll say:
I’m going back to my work…”I didn’t enjoy being President”.
(Anything to Save Face)

Clip of Feinstein speaking to Press….
Feinstein on Trump: ‘I Think He’s Going to Get Himself Out’ Of Office”.


In June 2016, Cozy Bear was implicated alongside the hacker group Fancy Bear in the Democratic National Committee cyber attacks. While the two groups were both present in the Democratic National Committee’s servers at the same time, they appeared to be unaware of the other, each independently stealing the same passwords and otherwise duplicating their efforts.A CrowdStrike forensic team determined that while Cozy Bear had been on the DNC’s network for over a year, Fancy Bear had only been there a few weeks. Cozy Bear’s more sophisticated tradecraft and interest in traditional long-term espionage suggest that the group originates from a separate Russian intelligence agency.


Watergate burglary (call to police)
6.17.1972, 1:47AM Washington DC

Hearing is over, and the drama goes on….

What now?

If I’m not mistaken, I remember Nancy saying this will most likely be revisited in June….Stay tuned.

Will & Jackson, our two Aries 0 pt stalwarts who impart such lively, intelligent, funny, sometimes shocking posts that shake us out of our lethargy — Wishing both of a marvelous & Happy BD filled with only good things & lots of love!

left out “you”! Both of you!

continued :

The United States had two decades of warning that Russia’s intelligence agencies were trying to break into America’s most sensitive computer networks. But the Russians have always managed to stay a step ahead.

Their first major attack was detected on Oct. 7, 1996, when a computer operator at the Colorado School of Mines discovered some nighttime computer activity he could not explain. The school had a major contract with the Navy, and the operator warned his contacts there. But as happened two decades later at the D.N.C., at first “everyone was unable to connect the dots,” said Thomas Rid, a scholar at King’s College in London who has studied the attack.

Investigators gave it a name — Moonlight Maze — and spent two years, often working day and night, tracing how it hopped from the Navy to the Department of Energy to the Air Force and NASA. In the end, they concluded that the total number of files stolen, if printed and stacked, would be taller than the Washington Monument.

re: Ja posted … from the NYT 12/13/16 The Perfect Weapon

Thanks for the reminder Sharon –
Happy Happy Birthdays to you, Will & Jackson!


The definitive Trump-Russia timeline of events

Timeline of events on the Trump administration’s ties to Russia. ~ 03/11/17


The Stagefright bug was discovered by Joshua Drake from the Zimperium security firm, and was publicly announced for the first time on July 27, 2015. Prior to the announcement, Drake reported the bug to Google in April 2015.



Timeline of computer security hacker history

Radix Data for Election Break-In Charts

DNC break-in 1972, DNC cyber break-in 2016

a) Watergate: 6.17.1972

b) Moonlight Maze detected 10.07.1996

c) 2016 Russia officially accused by Obama administration of interference with election – 10.07.2016

Here is a good comment from NYT’s:

It is now perfectly clear why Trump has been so insistent on this bogus wiretap story. By accusing President Obama of wrong-doing, Trump is deliberately trying to politicize the FBI’s investigation into possible criminal wrongdoing. It’s all part of his modus operandi: deflect, deny, distract.

Trump promised to drain the swamp. Instead, he’s opened up a cesspool. Next stop, the abyss.

“Looming Constitutional Crisis”
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CN)

Monday: FBI Director James Comey confirmed that there is an active investigation into “the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election,” including “any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts.”


Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) gave a lengthy statement Monday during the House Intelligence Committee’s hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election in which he expertly connected the dots between Trump’s campaign and Russia.

In his statement, Schiff went through a timeline of events that linked Trump campaign officials such as former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn and former campaign manager Paul Manafort to Russian government officials.


Radix Data for Election Break-In Charts

DNC break-in 1972, DNC cyber break-in 2016

a) Watergate: 6.17.1972

b) Moonlight Maze detected 10.07.1996

c) 2016 Russia officially accused by Obama administration of interference with election – 10.07.2016

d) First open hearing into interference campaign waged against 2016 presidential election

3.20.2017, 10:26AM Capitol Building Washington DC

“Russians successfully meddled into our democracy” ~ Rep. Adam Schiff D-CA (former federal prosecutor)

Judge Neil Gorsuch Senate Confirmation Hearing


weather blog circa 2011


Kiwi, Will gave us a little nudge (and rightly so) when he wished Jackson a HB, as I remembered Will had the same one. They are such valued contributers here.

Trump’s net worth dwindled to $3.5 billion, Forbes says


It’s still more money than most of us will ever see, but if his plan was indeed to make even more money from the Presidency, it may have already backfired. I suspect when Pluto opposes his Saturn in 2 years, he’ll likely lose even more.

Buckeye, since trump’s ‘branded name’ is much of his wealth, and according to him that value can vary, the very fact that his ‘name’ is now dirt, Im not surprised at Forbes determining his diminishing ‘wealth.’
Now we all need do what we can so it goes down to a mere million …… or less
A fully damaged ‘brand name’ would be such deserving karma, and hopefully a visible lesson to other corrupt manipulators

Nancy, I do believe the Detroit founding chart is fairly accurate. It has always stood out to me that Detrot’s chart is all water and fire–but virtually no air and earth. Passion and sentiment are quite evident there–Detroiters remain very passionate about their city, want to fight for it, and want it to survive and endure, but with no planets in earth, they have limited ability to articulate practical matters (e.g. awareness of the material resources they have and how to levy them in order rebuild and sustain the city), and with no air, they have limited ability to articulate higher ideals, (e.g. an ideal vision of the city and a greater collective region to strive for). The Saturn-Moon conjunction in Pisces could certainly speak to the hardscrabble yet enduring people themselves, beaten down and neglected by everything and everyone, yet they still manage to somehow endure and carry on.

The Fire Sun, Water Moon pairing is actually fairly common among Rust Belt cities in the old automotive corridor, including Cleveland (22 July 1796 at 11:50 am LMT — also a Leo Sun, Pisces Moon), as well as Pittsburgh (27 Nov. 1758 at 18:00 LMT — Sagittarius Sun, Scorpio Moon) and Akron (6 Dec. 1825 at 11:23 LMT — Sagittarius Sun, Scorpio Moon). This might also explain in part why the same cities have struggled to move past their glory years–they were at their best when they were producing and productive (Fire). Deeply sentimental water moons can have a very tough time letting go of the past.


Thank you very much for your kind words and wishes.

And talk about a great birthday gift…..watching Trump finally getting his ass kicked – probably the best birthday ever! Thank you, Aries point! I’m dancing a jig and eating everything in the fridge.

Trying to post just 16 minutes after Will. Denied access.

Just in under the wire. Happy birthdays to Will and Jackson.

It’s also Barron Trumps birthday. I could be wrong but I don’t think his dad tweeted him a happy birthday; he of the Twitter addiction ? He did however tweet about his soon to be new grandchild from son Eric

Thank you very much, Bob!

Yes asta, Barron’s Trump is a 20 March birthday as well; but he’s on the Pisces side of the cusp.

Last Night’s Rachel Maddow Show! Very Informative


Happy birthday will (as opposed to Will, whose birthday I’m unaware of) and Jackson!

I just realized that the conjunction between transiting Mercury and transiting Neptune happened on the same morning that Trump started his tweet marathon re: Obama wiretapping his phones. That conjunction was on March 4th at 6:11 AM. Don’t know when the tweets started.

This puts a whole new light on the chart for that conjunction – the beginning of a year-long cycle (ending next February) – a chart that tells a story of how these two symbols, one about communication and the other about changing the focus from reality to something more etheral, plan to alter the perceptions of humanity for a year.

For the U.S., a chart set in Washington DC has for its MC (the final outcome) 14+ Sagittarius, the degree of the Great Attractor. You may recall that the Great Attractor is imbued with a seductive quality that draws one toward itself; an irresistible force that promises to make known the answers to burning questions you absolutely must have.

The conjunction itself at 11 Pisces 47 was conjunct the transiting Sun (a symbol of consciousness) at 14+ Pisces which formed a T-square with this chart’s MC (+ GA) and IC.

This same chart holds the still active grand cardinal cross between the Uranus-Mars-Eris conjunction in Aries opposite Jupiter in Libra, and the Pluto in Capricorn opposite Vesta in Cancer.

Words fail me to convey the influence this portends, but for the U.S., part of its meaning is that the U.S. natal Chiron in Aries opposite Juno in Libra (think perhaps revenge on partner in this case) are being blitzed. That would be a Big Picture perspective.

The Finer Print in the Details of this chart reveal something about former President Obama who is so far in the background these days as to rarely get a mention. Certainly not a headline. However . .

You may recall that Obama had his natal Moon at 3+ Gemini and when we note that in this Mercury-Neptune conjunction chart the nodes at 3+ Virgo (north) and 3+ Pisces (south) form a T-square to his natal Moon, we wonder, is he really gone? The nodes relate to destiny. Think about the sign Gemini where Obama’s Moon is and its multi-track approach toward achieving its goals.

There is also Obama’s natal Neptune at 8+ Scorpio that the March 4th chart’s Juno at 8+ Capricorn sextiles. Their combined (for the moment) energy positions them to manipulate or adjust the U.S. natal Uranus (shock and surprise) at 8+ Gemini because it is at the apex of a Yod being created by all 3; Obama’s Neptune, the transiting Juno in the Neptune-Mercury chart, and the U.S. Uranus. You talk about slick.

I am only touching on the contents of this Neptune-Mercury cycle but can’t help thinking about how the U.S. is in such a dilemma. There is protocol and there are manners and there is espionage. We, the U.S.A., must walk a fine line between what is News for the Public and what is News for the rest of the world. We have a mad man in the Oval Office and that’s a delicate matter that needs handling.

Obama would handle it with finesse and grace, and I feel in my heart he will never leave us.

Trump’s natal chart has the asteroid Askalaphus, I call him the tattle-tale, at 0+ Aquarius. That is the degree of the next Jupiter-Saturn cycle starting point coming at the end of 2020. It is also the degree of Obama’s natal Jupiter (as well as the natal Jupiters of Eliz. Warren and Meryl Streep and the natal Sun of Eric Holder).

Perhaps Trump is telling the truth but nobody believes him because he has lied so much.

Perhaps Obama has found a way to actually bug his phones or at least make Trump think he has. That would be just as effective if not more so.

In a match between Jupiter and Askalaphus, always bet of Jupiter. We are in a war of who can outwit the other – the sane vs. the insane. Forget the rules of etiquette; we are in the fight to ensure the survival of our nation as a democracy, or at least a reasonable facsimile. No holds barred.


Trump made a rare trip to Capitol Hill Tuesday morning to privately conference with House Republicans.

The man who says he’s the greatest dealmaker is desperate, and saw fit to threaten GOP lawmakers.

TrumpCare, the Republican plan to repeal and “replace” ObamaCare, is on life support.

Happy birthday to the Aries point guys!! I feel sorry for Barron Trump being on the absolute tail end of the zodiac. My birthday is the of Virgo which is bad enough!! Anyway there difficulties coming his way – not fitting in, not sure of himself.

… The end of virgo sept 22.


Richard Thaler
DOB 9.12.1945, East Orange NJ

Cardinal Air Chart

Cardinal Grand Cross (world stage)

Sedna 22 Aries
Saturn 22 Cancer
Pallas 25 Libra
Pholus 21 Capricorn

Thaler also is the founder of an asset management firm, Fuller & Thaler Asset Management, that says a group of investors will capitalize on cognitive biases such as the endowment effect, loss aversion and status quo bias.

Thaler cameoed as himself in the 2015 film The Big Short.,alongside Selena Gomez to explain the Hot-hand fallacy.

continued – Richard Thaler

Cardinal Grand Cross (nodes)
(world stage)

Eris 06 Aries
North Node 05 Cancer (MA02CA)
Chiron 06 Libra (NE05LI, JU03LI)
South Node 05 Capricorn


The study of behavioral economics includes how market decisions are made and the mechanisms that drive public choice.

Behavioral economics studies the effects of psychological, social, cognitive, and emotional factors on the economic decisions of individuals and institutions and the consequences for market prices, returns, and resource allocation, although not always that narrowly, but also more generally, of the impact of different kinds of behavior, in different environments of varying experimental values.

Happy Birthday to the Aries point guys as well! Wishing you a wonderful hear ahead!

continued – Richard Thaler


Pholus 21 Capricorn
Vulkanus 21 Gemini
Zeus 21 Leo



In 1992, in the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Kahneman and Tversky gave their revised account of prospect theory that they called cumulative prospect theory.

Psychological traits such as overconfidence, projection bias, and the effects of limited attention are now part of the theory.



Nancy Pelosi: Statement on GOP Manager’s Amendment for TrumpCare

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after House Republicans announced the Manager’s Amendment to the TrumpCare bill to be made in the Rules Committee:

“Republicans’ manager’s amendment only confirms that TrumpCare is broken beyond fixing. The amendment shows Republicans are committed to making tens of millions of American families suffer for the sake of handing even bigger tax giveaways to billionaires.

“Last night, House Republicans all but admitted they cannot fix the crushing costs that TrumpCare’s Age Tax dumps on middle-aged and older Americans. If anything, Republicans have made TrumpCare even more destructive to the Americans who depend on Medicaid. House Republicans are even trying to buy upstate New York Republican votes with a spiteful special provision to force Medicaid cuts or tax increases across the entire state of New York.

“Republicans are trying to put lipstick on a pig. No matter how the Republicans try to dress it up, TrumpCare is a plan to push 24 million people off their health coverage and force Americans to pay more for less health care.”

Bernie Sanders?@BernieSanders 2h2 hours ago

We must never forget. Health care is a human right. All people are entitled to coverage.

Lionel commenting on the Comey hearings:


Paul Ryan


continued – Paul Ryan


This might be a little frivilous but what do you think of getting my hair trimmed and somewhat styled (nothing drastic) while venus is retrograde?

It is not affecting my planets (and may actually miss hitting my venus in Pisces by a little over 2 degrees when it finally stops) but it is going back over my 10th house – public appearance.

FBI and NSA Chiefs Forced to Fact-Check Boss as Trump Live-Tweets Hearing

‘Either the White House is spreading falsehoods about this hearing on its Twitter account or the FBI director just perjured himself on TV,’ remarks one journalist


another RT promo clip from non other than Helen. I certainly give her an A for predictable consistency

Go for it Sharon – (if it turns out bad, it wont take that long to grow out)
Take a step on the wild side LOL

The Rich Pay Fewer Taxes Than the Poor, and Get More Services


Republicans Close To Trump Say President Is Showing Signs Of Mental Illness


trump’s natal Neptune is at 185°57′. It has been, and will be, squared for months by the midpoint of transiting Saturn and Pluto. The midpoint will be within half of a degree on April 6 when Saturn stations. Certain to be a great strain psychologically and possibly physically also although the physical may not be seen at this time but perhaps when Saturn opposes his Sun.

July 7 and Oct 11 in longitude
Jul 8 and Oct 10 in RA

For precessed Sun:

Jun 23 and Oct 24 in longitude
Jun 24 and Oct 23 in RA

Progressed lunar returns may show dates near to those dates. I would choose them over those above.

There is going to be almost constant pressure on his natal Neptune for months to come and after the next 6 months he will lose what astrological protection he has had.

I think he is all bluster and used his wealth to get others to fight his fights (attorney’s) his whole life. He has revealed his weak will with his Twitter rants. In the end he will run (resign).

Robert Reich twitter


August Solar Eclipse Chart

What is set to unfold one year from now, on August 21st 2017, is a total solar eclipse that will affect both the White House and Buckingham Palace.

In your own life, the typical cover-up that an eclipse brings will affect you personally or at a distance. If your birth chart is directly affected, then there will be a shadowy or shady person/situation which is not as clear and bright as it should be!

Imagine all the lights going off, or the lights flickering – when you need to see. That is what an eclipse does.


Roger Stone ( and 21 August Solar Eclipse) – – DOB 8.27.1952

Grand Fire Trine by Synastry

Natal Pluto 21 Leo – Stone
Natal Admetos 22 Aries – Stone
Sol Eclipse Saturn 21 Sagittarius


YOD by Synastry

Natal Jupiter 20 Taurus – Stone
Sol Ecl Saturn 21 Sagittarius
Sol Ecl Jupiter 20 Libra



Natal Uranus 17 Cancer – Stone
Sol Ecl Pluto 17 Capricorn

Keith Olbermann – The Russia Crisis masks the reality. By his own metrics, so far Trump’s presidency is an utter failure

Nate Silver: Could health care be Trump’s undoing when so many things haven’t been? https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/trump-is-tempting-fate-on-health-care/

Jessica Adam’s article on theGreat American Eclipse of August 21 in 28 Leo, and it’s triggering of the eclipse chart related to Princess Diana’s death, subsequent cover-up, her activism regarding landminds, Prince Charle’s chart, and the U.S./Britain special relationship – and how related factors are already triggered in May – was very interesting, Alex.

I know it’s already been mentioned that the eclipse degree crosses Trump’s ascendant. It also opposes the U.S’s moon.

Kiwi, I wish it were that simple (the haircut decision). I won’t bore you with the details, but thank you for the encouragement 🙂

Trump signs


Alex, Great link to Reich Twitter. This one Key: “If Democrats were smart, they wouldn’t focus on Gorsuch’s credentials Instead, focus on Trump, and remind America. Gorsuch nominated by a Pres. whose legitimacy in nominating a SC Justice if more questionable with Trump’s Russian connection” https://twitter.com/RBReich?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Enews%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
Robert Reich website: http://robertreich.org/

Sharon, I would never choose to have plastic surgery or extreme facial modification planned for Venus retrograde, but hair might be fine. I would also, never do interior design during any retrograde.

I wonder if one of our talented astrologers could take a stab at what difficulties Australia might face with the April transits. Thanks in anticipation.

Belated Happy birthday Will & Jackson. I always enjoy your Aries energy.

Thank you all for the birthday wishes. Much appreciated.

Anne Ortelee, another wonderful astrologer, posted this on her facebook page …Hope you don’t mind that I posted this information here, Nancy: But it could be hope…

Eric Schneiderman, NY attorney general is accepting calls to investigate Trump’s violations of the emoluments clause and EAGERLY tallying up public support. He doesn’t care whether it comes from residents of New York. THIS IS BIG.
An Eric Schneiderman staffer recommended we call AND email. (212) 416-6218. Email address is nyag.consumerbureau@ag.ny.gov, and message needs only read: “Please investigate President Trump’s possible violations of the Emoluments Clause.”
Mailing address for postcards:
Eric Schneiderman
Office of the Attorney General
The Capitol
Albany, NY 12224-0341
If you are listening to the current investigation regarding the Russians and recent national election…..this is GIGANTIC!!!!
There is a lot to uncover. Emolument violations are numerous and the New York Attorney General is in a unique position because 45 has so many properties in New York.
If you don’t know this already,….Eric Schneiderman sued Trump University and won a 24 million dollar settlement. He is currently investigating the Trump Foundation and emolument clause regarding 45 and family relations.
And please copy/paste to spread the word.


Trumpcare 2.0 Still Isn’t Cruel Enough to Satisfy Conservatives
Paul Ryan’s latest health care changes would hurt poor people. But apparently that’s not enough.



No tax returns, no blind trust, no divestment: Donald Trump has ignored calls to put his country before his business. From foreign bank loans to deals with Russian oligarchs, there’s evidence of serious ethics violations ahead.

Liberals Fight For America After Rachel Maddow Exposes Fake Russian Bernie Sanders Page

Tue, Mar 21st, 2017

After Rachel Maddow drew attention to a fake Bernie Sanders supporters Facebook page that appears to be part of the Russian information warfare effort against the United States liberal and progressive patriots have flooded the page to fight back.


The House is scheduled to vote on Trumpcare on THURSDAY, MARCH 23.

Capitol Hill switchboard at (202) 224-3121

One of big banks’ most loyal lapdog lawyers is Donald Trump’s choice to be the top Wall Street cop.

Jay Clayton spent decades getting Wall Street banks off the hook and is married to a Goldman Sachs broker. Now, Trump has nominated him to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

As progressive champion Sen. Elizabeth Warren said, “Mr. Clayton’s selection is great news if you happen to run a big bank or manage a hedge fund.”

Clayton spent decades as a Wall Street defense lawyer. In particular, he was integral to helping Barclays profit massively from its acquisition of Lehman Brothers assets during the Wall Street bailouts. He made sure banks like Goldman Sachs could survive and profit after their fraud crashed the economy and financial system

Clayton’s ties to Goldman Sachs go much deeper: His wife is a
broker at Goldman Sachs. That means that every decision he makes as SEC chair could result in a profit for himself and his family. Even if he recuses himself from investigations of Goldman Sachs’ wrongdoing, every vote to cut rules on big banks or give Wall Street free rein could help the firm and thus line his own pockets. Plus, Goldman Sachs is frequently under investigation – or in line to receive “waivers” to get out of jail free for past offenses. It makes no sense to pick a top cop who will have to sit on the sidelines half the time.

All this would make Clayton, in the words of one congressional aide, “the most financially conflicted SEC chairman in history.”


Natal Chart Mitch McConnell


Asteroid Analysis by ~ Mark Andrew Holmes

Addison Mitchell “Mitch” McConnell, Jr.
February 20, 1942
Tuscumbia, Alabama

Sun @01 Pisces 26 (declination 10S57)


Wegener @03 Pisces 10
(divisiveness within a group and change that proceeds at a slow pace)


Nessus @01 Taurus 39
(white, privileged, and fearful)


Medon @0 2 Leo 07 R
(issues of loyalty or disloyalty)


Giovarduino @01 Virgo 11 R
(pushing an ideology; trying to cram into a mold)


Mercury @11 Aquarius 48 R (declination14S49)


Mony @12 Aquarius 50


Weaver @12 Sagittarius 02
(to fabricate)

Hermes @12 Aries 28
(tricky; divisive)


Konstitutsiya @13 Scorpio 35
(having to do with law and governmental authority)


Pandora @10 Gemini 35
(making a splash, having an impact)


Rhadamanthus @13 Gemini 12 R
(supervising; authority)


Venus @05 Aquarius 38 R (declination 11S25)


Ouro Preto @07 Aquarius 28
(the dark side of money)


(aggressive strategy markandrewholmes – link)
Romanishin @04 Sagittarius 10


Caesar 7 Gemini 29
(wanting to conquer)


Urda @04 Libra 48 R
(the past)


Mars @21 Taurus 29 (declination 19N26)


Federal Government Midheaven @22 Taurus



Saturn @22 Taurus 22 (declination 16N25)


Clausewitz @21 Taurus 03
(battle strategy)

Krok @19 Leo 35 R


Pholus @19 Capricorn 45


Rhodope @21 Capricorn 19
(obstacles in the way)


Zwingli @21 Virgo 36 R
(exactly as written)


Gunn @21 Sagittarius 10


Goldreich @22 Scorpio 11
(rule by the rich)


Jupiter @11 Gemini 46 (declination 21N48)


Pandora @10 Gemini 35
(making a splash, having an impact)


Rhadamanthus @13 Gemini 12 R
(in a supervisory position)


Hermes @12 Aries 28
(divisive, tricky)


Mony @12 Aquarius 50


Weaver @12 Sagittarius 02
(to fabricate)


Uranus @26 Taurus 28 (declination 19N11)


Damocles @28 Aquarius 28
(politics, pushing the envelope)


Samadhi @24 Virgo 48 R
(having to do with connections with others or the lack of them)


Masi @26 Virgo 01
(grown fat off something)

D’Arrest @27 Scorpio 25


Tigerlily @28 Scorpio 04
(dominating one’s environment)


Neptune @29 Virgo (declination 13 R 1N32)


Gaudi @27 Sagittarius 43
(commercial interests)


Damocles @28 Aquarius 28 R
(politics, pushing the envelope)


Laocoon @28 Aries 37
(suspicion of and hostility toward others)


Silver @29 Pisces 52
(money, moneyed interests)


Pluto @04 Leo 03 R (declination 23N50)


Medon @02 Leo 07 R
(loyalty issues)


Urda @04 Libra 48 R
(the past)

(aggressive strategy markandrewholmes – link)
Romanishin @04 Sagittarius 10


Wegener @03 Pisces 10
(dealing with factions and incremental change)


Eris @04 Aries 31 (declination 21S43)

(aggressive strategy markandrewholmes – link)
Romanishin @04 Sagittarius 10

opposite Urda @04 Libra 48 R
(the past)


Ceres @20 Aquarius 52 (declination 20S53)


Gunn @21 Sagittarius 10
(guns, the gun lobby)


Dominiona @20 Aries 57
(territorial, defending boundaries)


Clausewitz @21 Taurus 03


Goldreich @22 Scorpio 11


Pelion @18 Gemini 58 R
(earning one’s keep, only the strong survive)


Cyllarus @20 Libra 27 R
(those who can, do)


Krok @19 Leo 35 R

Pallas @02 Aquarius 04 (declination 4N57)


Typhon @01 Aries 28
(a clash of the titans)


Nessus @01 Taurus 39
(white, privileged, and fearful)


Giovarduino @01 Virgo 11 R
(forcing preconceived ideology, doctrinaire,
disposing of facts when-if they don’t fit the theory,
social stratification)


Goldfinger @02 Leo 01 R
(plutocracy, greed)


Medon @02 Leo 07 R
(loyalty and disloyalty)

Juno @22 Scorpio 04 (declination 8S33)


Goldreich @22 Scorpio 11


Rhodope @21 Capricorn 19
(dealing with obstacles, mountains to climb)


Clausewitz @21 Taurus 03
(battle strategy)


Vesta @06 Capricorn 49 (declination 20S21)


Dallas @08 Capricorn 42


Altjira @06 Pisces 24
(a vision that makes some expendable)


Goldstein @08 Aries 43


Caesar @07 Gemini 29
(lust for power)


Chiron @10 Leo 00 R (declination 10N33)

Tyrannosaurus @08 Gemini 23
(rampaging power)


Pandora @10 Gemini 35
(making a splash, having an impact)


Goldstein @08 Aries 43


Hammurabi @08 Sagittarius 20
(harsh treatment)


Rockefellia @09 Sagittarius 38
(the price of power and money)


Deborah @10 Aquarius 47


Legacy of Reaganomics

Another position near 27 mutable – Adam Schiff, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, who has been tenaciously pursuing the connection between Russia, the hacking of the election and the Trump campaign, has his Jupiter at 28 Sag 24 (Retrograde).


In the U.S. natal (Sibly, Sagittarius asc.) chart the 3 major centaurs, Chiron, Nessus, Pholus, hold prominent positions. They are understood to represent a linking process between outer planet energies (not conscious on an individual level but on a collective level) with inner planet energies, that is from Pluto, Uranus, Neptune to Saturn and Jupiter and eventually on to the personal, consciously understood planets.

These recent times have utilized the U.S. Chiron in Aries to “translate” transiting Uranus energies and now, with transiting Pluto in the degree where he will station retrograde next month, the U.S Chiron begins to translate the energy of trans. Pluto who is about a degree from being exactly square U.S. Chiron.

U.S. Chiron at 20+ Aries opposes U.S. Juno at 20+ Libra, where transiting Jupiter has been off-and-on and where, in retrograde motion, he is right now. It should be noted that these two, Jupiter and Juno were married in mythology, and it was an uneasy match to say the least.

Juno never had the power equal with her husband although they both were rulers. In the U.S. chart Juno’s opposition to Chiron may have signaled the coming of that equality through the auspices of the brand new country in 1776, the United States.

The symbolism of Juno is of course, feminine and she also represents any repressed or disenfranchised group that seeks equality. This would include women in general, non-white races, foreigners, the poor and others.

As transiting Pluto stations to turn retrograde his energy intensifies. The Aries Equinox chart (March 20) represents a snapshot of what challenges, represented by the aspects between planets, will be dealt with for the next 3 months.

Primary among them is the trans. Jupiter (exactly conjunct U.S. Juno) opposite trans. Eris-Uranus in Aries (now slowly moving away from U.S Chiron) and trans. Pluto in Capricorn opposite trans. Vesta in Cancer which complete a cardinal grand cross.

A cardinal grand cross is as serious as it gets when discussing challenges, and Pluto square Uranus, outer planet energy that defies comprehension on ordinary human levels, is as serious as it gets. For the U.S. it is time to put up or shut up. Are you a government of the People, by the People and for the People as you say you are? Then prove it.

There has been discussion here on Starlight News regarding the meaning of the asteroid Vesta, so suffice it to say that Vesta is tireless, dedicated, focused and symbolizes a sense of unity as well as adherence to oaths and contracts. Right now transiting Vesta is opposite transiting Pluto, square U.S. Chiron and U.S. Juno and transiting Jupiter. She is holding the feet of these symbolic gods to the fire, no pun intended.

This grand cross that sweeps the U.S. Chiron-opposite-Juno aspect into its embrace is not the only thing going on in the Aries Equinox chart, there is the Mercury square Juno and the Neptune sextile Juno, the Moon-conjunct-Saturn and the Chiron-conjunct Pallas aspects . . .

. . all of which affect the U.S. natal chart as well. Lest we lose the focus of Vesta though, it would behoove us to keep our consciousness primarily on the square of trans. retrograde Jupiter in Libra(conjunct U.S. Juno) to trans. Pluto stationing-to-retro in Capricorn, and allow the U.S Chiron in Aries to teach, through our wounds – which Nancy points out above – why what is happening is necessary.

Also, don’t forget that trans. Neptune squares the U.S. (Sibly chart) ascendant (sense of self) now. I must say that Neptune and Mercury (who started a new cycle this month) are the symbols most likely to confuse, lie or misrepresent the truth when in negative mode and they are exactly semi-sextile each other in this new Aries Equinox chart. Trust but verify.

Thank you, Celeste, for the article on Adam Schiff.

And thank you, barbk, fascinating.

Do people here who were For Bernie Sanders remember reading horrible Posts/Links Bashing/Trashing HRC? The ‘Bots’ they are now reporting were coming from Russia. My Vermont sister, during the election would constantly tell me…”You should read all of the terrible/horrible things HRC has done!”. I’m wondering if she got those from Facebook Groups being fed lies and fake news from Russia.

“Man who attended 45 Trump Rallies Now Opposes President” http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/22/politics/house-health-care-bill/

Adam Schiff Says There’s ‘More Than Circumstantial Evidence’ Of Trump Ties To Russia

“There is evidence that is not circumstantial, and is very much worthy of investigation.”



re: grand cross (as serious as it gets)

US Sibly Midpoint Saturn/Vesta @ 01 Leo – 8TH House

Saturn (commitment)
Vesta (adherence to oaths/contracts)

US Sibly



re: US Midpoint 8TH House SA/VE 01 LEO ( 2ND House 01 Aquarius)

Mr. Schiff : I don’t think any of us can say where the investigation will conclude. It is very much in the public interest that we try to find out.



Rep. Adam Schiff connects the dots between Trump and Russia — Part 2

“Taking care of Poor” I explored Social Security, wondering the creation date: 8/14/35 Signed Law. CHART: http://www.khaldea.com/kldaephem/1900/aug1935gmt.shtml (Nice Chart)

Social Security Video History ‘Taking Care of Poor’ very interesting:

After Rep. Devin Nunes’ (R-CA) day of media, briefing to Trump, more interviews…..

Adam Schiff: The Democratic lawmaker then called for an independent commission to investigate possible ties between Trump associates and Russia. An independent panel modeled after the 9/11 Commission, he said, would have more investigative resources and would be removed from politics.

It “wouldn’t have one of its chairs go to the White House when it obtained new information,” Schiff noted.

So, from the McConnelly info Alex posted, Mitch has Neptune at 29 virgo in his 6th house, tying in to the venus reto in Pisces moving towards him, squaring Saturn at 27 Sag.


April SRX Saturn – Venus

T-square (HR & Senate context)

(apex) T/Saturn SRX 27 Sagittarius – N/Jupiter 28SG, Adam Schiff


T/Venus SRX 26 Pisces
N/Neptune 29 Virgo – Mitch McConnell

continued –

T-square (HR & Senate context)

(apex) T/Saturn SRX 27 Sagittarius – N/Jupiter 28SG, Adam Schiff


T/Venus SRX 26 Pisces
N/Neptune 29 Virgo – Mitch McConnell
Midpoint US Sibly Sun/Asc 27 Virgo

Last Word Lawrence O’Donnell MSNBC

Map out to date Congressional Investigations

3.22.2017 WED.

investigation can’t see/hear is the FBI investigations which can bring criminal charges (may take a year or two) the Congressional investigations will have to follow the FBI investigations

patty, just as we recognized Russian trolls and bots on some of the blogs pre-election, I daresay many of us easily saw thru the crap posted about Hill and Bill that’s coming out now as “breaking news.”

We also recognized the propaganda and disinformation against Bernie during that time, as well.

Fact is, according to brain studies done on cons and dems, propaganda (just like conspiracy theories) don’t “click” with “liberals”. Conservatives rely much more on their right-amygdala (seat of fright or flight) and that part of the brain is overgrown, compared with liberals’.

Liberals, OTOH, rely more on the left insula, a part of the brain concerned with self and social awareness. Some researchers think we are hard-wired at birth, others think we unconsciously create the changes due to the ideology with which we’re reared. Personally, I think it must be at least a combo of the two; coming, as I do, from a deep-fried red state and raised in a home where Conservatism was held out as right and proper.

Egads, I couldn’t be more different… and always felt “different” as I was growing up. The phrase “black sheep of the family” described me to a “T!”

But it is human nature to think someone else believes everything… right or wrong… that’s put out there as “truth.” Frankly, I wish those liberals who were burning us back then (and seem intent on continuing to do it), could understand that the method of “getting thru” to RW’ers is never gonna work on LW’ers. We can’t be shamed into saying “we did wrong”… because there’s nothing to be ashamed of! Many (most?) of us gave a lot of thought and consideration to this last election. I know I, for just once before I died, wanted to cast a ballot for someone I WANTED as Prez… not a “lesser of two evils.” Well, I didn’t get what I wanted… but you can bet if Bernie or someone else from the Progressive Caucus runs again, I’ll back them 100% if they stay true to the ideals of the FDR democrats. Why wouldn’t I? I am now and have been, since age 18, recognized myself as an FDR democrat. I have very little in common with a “New Dem” who’s socially liberal and financially conservative. I don’t recognize differences when they simply become shading points on a spectrum.

Hopefully the Democratic Party will listen to the Progressive side of the party, since it’s a large part of the party now, and it’s once again drawing in the idealistic young’uns… just as the majority of them have always skewed more left than right. Wny not – they see life laid out before them in a long arc and want to make a difference. They’re young and invincible. Life hasn’t had a chance to smack ’em upside the head with all its disappointments and real-life lessons yet. I may be 61, but those halcyon days honestly don’t feel that long ago for me, either!

So yeah… all that “late breaking news” proving Russian bots and trolls ragging on Hillary? Saw it, read some, scrolled past most of it, and dearly wish the rest of our “peers” would recognize the amount of critical thinking WE put into the election, instead of talking to us like we were just another nut job RW’er.

After all, just because some of us didn’t want to vote for Hillary, doesn’t mean we voted for Agent Orange. It didn’t take a MENSA membership to see how off the rocker he was… or be offended to the bone by the language he used, the “stories” he told, and the way he ripped off every contractor who ever signed a contract with him. I believed then, as I still do to this day, that there was election day hanky-panky on both the Federal AND State side of the machines. After all, we all saw how easy it was to rig the machines by changing a line of code back in the 2004 election with Ohio.

I’ve made my living working with/on computers in one way or another since I was 22, so I’m certainly no Luddite. But when it comes to elections, give me a darn paper ballot, hand count each with at least one QA person, and then prove to me your chain of custody rules. And furthermore, have these finally be standardized across all 50 states and our territories. It’s too bad people can’t be trusted not to do evil with technology. But it seems our brains raced ahead of our ethics as a species. Until the latter can catch up with the former, I think we need the low-tech solution. But even then, boxes of ballots can disappear. Until we all come together and recognize the importance of voting and electoral rules/processes (and not see it as some kind of ideological validation contest), I don’t hold out a lot of hope. (sigh… and that’s ALL I’m gonna say on THIS subject. It’s done; it’s over with; and Agent Orange may actually have cooked his goose long enough to be run out of town on a rail within a year. I say let us join forces on that and celebrate the small victories until perp-walk day. Otherwise, we’re just going to break the parties into smaller and smaller pieces and the 1% will truly skate away with everything.

Will & Jackson,
I’ve been away from the blog for a few days, so only now I too wish you both belated happy birthdays all year long!

OMG! I absolutely love you for your latest posting! What you expressed was 100% I could not agree with you more. So glad you are among us!

Good rant, slightkc!

Thanks, Alex, for the info on Schiff and the Turtle, as they say.

If anyone wants to look at Adam Schiff’s chart, he was born on 6/22/60 in Framingham, MA. I can’t look it up myself as astro.com’s database is down for maintenance.

Devin Nunes’s DOB is 10/1/73, Tulare, CA.

On a CNN panel interview with Anderson Cooper Carl Bernstein made some very interesting points.


The entire 14:11 minute piece is interesting and worthwhile but, Bernstein’s comments begin at 9:45 & again at 13:08 unto the end.

He noted the real heroes of the Watergate era were Republicans who wanted the truth, who sincerely wanted the investigations to get to the bottom of the matter.

Example: When Sen. Howard Baker inquired what did the president know and when did he know it. Under the circumstances, honorable R’s did the right thing by the nation and the Constitution.

But what is different today is that R’s are not behaving so honorably. He notes R’s who’ve previously been heavily involved in leaks are themselves complaining vociferously about leaks! The R’s are minimizing the scandal, and working to slow down or completely sabotage any, and all investigations.

What does this mean? IMHO, it presages a much more damaging experience for the R’s in the long run. The R’s survived Nixon/Watergate, as the majority of them behaved honorably. Nixon & company were therefore regarded as atypical rotten apples.

What may be coming, and this is in harmony with BuckeyeShadow’s interpretation of their 2018 Neptune return, is the probable demise of the R. party from self-inflicted wounds. As I peer into the future, this feels/looks worse than what happened to the Whigs in the 19th century. The Whigs, like today’s R’s were certainly at the end of their increasingly irrelevant ideological rope, but were not in any way involved in today’s R. level of corruption, hypocrisy, and possible treason.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has been killing it in the confirmation hearings of Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

Tuesday, Whitehouse read a litany of cases such as Citizens United where the Republican Supreme Court majority has issued rulings that “benefitted Republicans at the polls, and big business everywhere.”

Yesterday, Senator Whitehouse hammered Gorsuch on “dark money” in politics. The video is going viral because it shows the backbone the public is yearning for from Democrats.


Bernie Sanders: this $89,000-a-year drug should be $1,000 a year


Shut down and investigate Trump



Senator Elizabeth Warren Questions Labor Secretary Nominee Acosta

Beautifully written post, Nancy! Thank you for giving us a heads-up, and also offering some hope for the future.


Thank you very much for the birthday wishes. My best to both of you.


Perhaps the dripping bag of pus that is Mitch McConnell will finally burst and drown him from within with the transits you highlighted. I personally find him to be one of the most evil public officials of our times.


GWB White House lawyer: ‘FBI uncovering evidence of treason. There is no other word for it’

By Jen Hayden

Thursday Mar 23, 2017 · 6:14 AM PDT



Biden rallies Democrats on anniversary of Affordable Care Act

Prof. Stephen Cohen writes for the Nation and is an American scholar and professor emeritus of Russian studies at Princeton University and New York University. Why is his expert view routinely ignored – shouldn’t it at least be considered? It dovetails exactly into the Wikileaks revelations:

“Cohen has argued in The Nation that the USA continued the Cold War after the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, without US leaders acknowledging that they were doing so.

He says that a flawed interpretation of an “American victory” and a “Russian defeat” since the time of Bill Clinton had led to treating post-communist Russia like a defeated nation, even though Russia still possesses weapons of mass destruction inherited from the USSR. Cohen says that this “triumphalism” led to the expectation that Russia would submit completely to American foreign policy.[16]Public shows of friendship like those between Clinton and Boris Yeltsin were without real value taking into account the real background, according to Cohen.

Cohen argues that Clinton, contrary to the promise of his predecessor,extended NATO eastward and implemented a strategy of containment. Russia inevitably reacted with suspicion. Moreover, Cohen cites the cancellation of the ABM Treaty in 2002 and the refusal of admission to the WTO at the G8-summit in Saint Petersburg 2006. Cohen also criticises the “pointless demonization” of Vladimir Putin as an “autocrat”.



the true purpose of cutting the national institute of health’s budget is worse than you think

CNN tonight


Helen, each side bears their own level of responsibility for their actions. The U.S. is not without responsibility for creating current relationships. However, in the spirit of Alan Dershowitz’s abuse excuse, the U.S. didn’t force Putin/Russia to invade the Ukraine, annex Crimea, allow the level of corruption that it does AND murder so many of Putin’s enemies — using the term loosely as just protesting against Putin and the Russian government makes you an enemy. Putin installed himself into power. Two weeks ago, 60 minutes, a program I find fairly objective, interviewed an activist in Russian who was twice poisoned, as well as an American businessman, now working with this guy, who was friendly with the Russian government and did a lot of business in Russia — until his partner was murdered. I find it strange that some on the Left and Right dislike the U.S. government so much that they constantly support and defend Russia. False equivalency! I also found it strange that Bernie supporters never looked at the fact that someone (Russia) wanted to divide the Democrats with the Wikileaks email releases and fed right into that, as well as easily believed the conspiracy theories spread around all these years about the Clintons – without even considering it was fake or distorted news. If Snopes reviewed it as such, then that was because Snopes was aligned with the deep state, etc. What is the point of constantly defending Russia here on this? Why are you doing that? It is one thing to present a balanced view that includes all sides, but another to emphasize only one side and depict it as a victim.

Eliseo, from your mouth to God’s ears. If not dissolved, the Republican Party has to be greatly reformed. They were able to capture enough of the 99% this time around but their means for doing so is falling apart.

Will, it was Alex who posted McConnell’s chart. I think his days are numbered, too. Something’s gotta give with the Republicans. They are going to have to move much more to the center and even be more progressive if they want votes in the future.

Uncovering the Truth About Trump and Russia
Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election was an unprecedented attack on American democracy and a deliberate attempt to place Donald Trump in the White House. Given Trump’s obedience to Vladimir Putin and the deep ties between his advisers and the Kremlin, Russia’s actions are a significant and ongoing cause for concern.


Just 17% of voters approve of it!


Trump’s approval rating 37% – within his base.


Democrats show backbone & will filibuster Gorsuch! Yay! It’s the least they can do!


Another Putin critic shot in the Ukraine (not dead yet), while someone else was pushed off a high floor in a building just a few days ago. Nice people, some of those Russians that Helen likes so much.

I always thought Stephen F Cohen was a responsible adult and appreciated his many interviews. He’s not a politician, he’s a scholar.

slightkc – your 12:38 am -yes, yes and yes!

Fight Wealthcare


HuffPost says the vote on the Anti-Health Care Act is not going to happen today. Postponing it is a defeat for Ryan/Trump, and a win for Americans. At least for now.

Second Intel Dem Confirms Trump-Russia Evidence ‘More Than Circumstantial’
Source: The Daily Beast


Two members of the House Intelligence Committee have told The Daily Beast that they have now seen “more than circumstantial” evidence of collusion between Trump associates and Russia.

National Security Expert Predicts A Whole Bunch of Republicans Will Be Indicted for Major Crimes


Transits January 13, 2020, 10 am, EST

Pluto 22°48 Capricorn – 294°45′
Sun 22°52? Capricorn – 294°42′
Saturn 22°53? Capricorn – 294°42′
Mercury 24°45? Capricorn – 297°04′

Those transits will hammer the charts of 2 other Republican leaders (and IMO Roberts is such).

Mitch McConnell natal Mars/Neptune midpoint 114°14′ (opposite). John Roberts DC (my speculative) MC 293°25′ (Conjunct).

The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, US officials told CNN:

Reasons why I believe Obamacare (ACA) will survive with tweaks is that it was born when Neptune and Chiron were conjunct the U.S. natal Moon (the People) in Aquarius, and Venus was conjunct the U.S Chiron (healing) in Aries.

Obamacare was also born with the Moon (the Masses) on the ascendant and conjunct the U.S. natal Jupiter, both at 5+ Cancer, opposite Pluto on the descendant in Capricorn.

The Obamacare birth chart had its north node at 17 Capricorn 50. Transiting Pluto will return to 17 Cap 50 around July 22 in retrograde motion.

Trans. Pluto will return to 17 Cap 50 in DIRECT motion the weekend of December 2-3 just as a Full Moon at 11+ Gemini, squares trans. Neptune at 11+ Pisces and the trans. Jupiter at 11+ Scorpio (trine Neptune) is quincunx the Gemini Full Moon.

The Full Moon on Dec. 3rd at 11+ Gemini is exactly conjunct Mitch McConnell’s natal Jupiter which will also be square transiting Neptune in Pisces and quincunx transiting Jupiter in Scorpio.

Quincunxes precipitate adjustments in order to find a more agreeable stance since the two signs of the planets in quincunx share no common ground in either their element (water, air, fire, earth) or mode (cardinal, fixed, mutable).

The Obamacare chart’s Mercury at 11+ Aries will sextile the Gemini Full Moon on December 3.

These two, Obamacare’s Mercury and the December Full Moon will form a Yod (made up of two quincunxes) with the Full Moon chart’s Jupiter in Scorpio. This will necessitate adjustment on the part of Jupiter in Scorpio regarding Obamacare.

Mitch McConnell has a natal Mercury at 11+ Aquarius that trines his natal Jupiter in Gemini (that is conjunct the Full Moon this December which is squared by transiting Neptune). The transiting Jupiter in Scorpio at the time of the FM (not McConnell’s Jupiter), that has to adjust (due to his position in the Yod he shares with the December Full Moon and Obamacare’s Mercury) . . .

. . . will be square McConnell’s natal Mercury in Aquarius.

However, McConnell’s natal Mercury in Aquarius is trine the Full Moon in Gemini and sextile the Obamacare’s natal Mercury in Aries.

Due to the presumed flexibility of McConnell’s natal Mercury and the December Gemini Full Moon and the Obamacare’s Mercury, there is a way to strike an agreement.

I think it will be because of December’s transiting Neptune and transiting Jupiter in the water signs of Pisces and Scorpio. The trine between them at the time of the FM that conjunct’s McConnell’s Jupiter will either square McConnell’s Mercury (the FM Jupiter) or square (the FM Neptune) his natal Jupiter, or quincunx (FM’s Jupiter) his Jupiter.

Yet, the Obamacare Mercury in Aries sextiles both the Mercury AND the Jupiter in McConnell’s natal chart, and the Obamacare Mercury sextiles the Full Moon itself. Obamacare is nothing if not compromising!

Looking at today’s solar return chart for Obamacare (ACA), the Sun (2 Aries 55) is in an interesting position. It sextiles the Moon at 3+ Aquarius, and they both form a Yod (made up of 2 quincunxes) to the North Node at 3+ Virgo.

This Yod immediately becomes a Boomerang since the South Node is opposite the North Node. A Boomerang point receives (is the target of) a Yod’s apex point (North Node) energy which is a composite of all the participating energies (Sun aka consciousness, Moon aka the People and North Node aka path forward) to release.

Since the meaning of a South Node by default refers to what it is time to release anyway, I believe there is something in the original Obamacare law that will be released and whatever that is will be what convinces Mitch McConnell to go along, in December, with a revised Obamacare bill.

You might remember that 11+ Aquarius is the degree where all 3 outer planets, Pluto, Uranus, Neptune had an important placement in their ingress (entrance) charts when they entered their present signs. This degree in any other chart suggests (to me) a point of unifying efforts in the whole evolutionary process taking place while Pluto is in Capricorn, Uranus is in Aries and Neptune is in Pisces.

I’ve suggested that Mitch McConnell, infuriating as he is to me, would in some way play a part in the furthering of this evolutionary program because he has natal Mercury at 11+ Aquarius. If ever that would be so it would surely be when transiting Pluto returned – in direct motion – to the North Node in the Obamacare chart and that will be exact on December 2nd and 3rd of this year. I remain optimistic.

Pres. Obama has known how bad the Russian influence on the election when he threw all those spies out of the country before his term expired.

Expect more until the men in white come to take P45 away for his own safety. Another election is the appropriate remedy.




Paul Ryan, Jan. 29th, 1970, 2:37 AM CST, Janesville, WI.

I was reviewing my political today…

Here is a good comment from NYT’S:

“It is amusing (darkly, to be sure) to watch the Republican party implode right before our eyes. They finally have everything they want – the House, the Senate, the White House – and the first thing they try to do is blowing up in their faces. It’s impossible to blame Democrats, and it’s not even Trump’s fault. With years to craft a conservative replacement for the ACA, the Republican Congress finds Trumpcare at once too draconian, and not draconian enough. If the vote fails or is postponed, who are they going to blame? What about the next major piece of legislation? Or the next?”

Helen and Apple, Cohen may be an honourable fellow with cogent and honest political opinions based on his knowledge from past decades.
However, what you do not acknowledge, and what has changed with Putin’s increasing iron grip on power, are the vast criminal elements hand in glove with today’s Russian government, aka the Russian kleptocracy.

Helen & Sharon K,
You are both correct.

Cohen and other excellent thinkers have noted well our profound and tragic failure to assist Russia in democratization after the fall of the Soviet Union. George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, both very poor presidents IMHO, erred immeasurably, and perhaps catastrophically in not seeing that continuing to treat the Russians with suspicion, and as enemies would eventually turn them into enemies.

Both G.H.W. Bush and B. Clinton made quite a number of solemn promises to the Russians and broke each and every one. We betrayed them when they needed us the most. Although they had a long standing authoritarian culture, the Russians were for a little while severely tempted by the perfume of democracy. Through our insensitivity, and hubris we missed a golden opportunity to turn Russia into a friend and ally. Had we been more generous and compassionate, and simultaneously paid attention as to not wound their pride, we likely would have received their gratitude, friendship, and cooperation for a very long time.

Nevertheless, as you pointed out Sharon, we did not force them into their recent bad behavior. We now need deal with them as what they have become. AND…they still have nuclear weapons.

Russia has successfully transitioned from brutal Soviet style communism to brutal 21st century Russian style fascism. They have gone from Leninist/Stalinist misinterpretation and misunderstanding of Marx to the rehabilitation of, adherence and devotion to the philosophy of Russian fascist, Ivan Ilyin, (March 28, 1883 – December 21, 1954).

Although Ilyin was a fascist, and believed Hitler was a great leader, he nevertheless was anti-Nazi which makes him acceptable considering the still painful memory of WWII.

He wrote that individuality was evil; that the “variety of human beings” represented a failure of God to complete creation; that what mattered was not individual people but the “living totality” of the nation; that Hitler and Mussolini were exemplary leaders who were saving Europe by dissolving democracy; and that fascist holy Russia ought to be governed by a “national dictator”.

In October 2005, riding a popular wave fomented by filmmaker, Nikita Mikhalkov, Vladimir Putin had Ilyin’s remains exhumed in Switzerland and returned to Russia. His body was placed in a grand tomb prepared for the occasion at the Donskoy Monastery in Moscow. Putin laid a wreath of flowers at the tomb.

We are not dealing with “Marxists.” The Russians, at least nominally are now Ilyinists! His philosophy is the one most useful to Mr. Putin.










Lamis, you rock !!!

“I have a feeling, in a few years people are going to be doing what they always do when the economy tanks. They will be blaming immigrants and poor people.”

“The CDO was, in effect, a credit laundering service for the residents of Lower Middle Class America. For Wall Street it was a machine that turned lead into gold.” ? per Michael Lewis, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine


Yes, thanks Lamis. It will be interesting to see what unfolds. Venus goes direct at around 27 Pisces on either April 15 or 16 while Chrion is conjuncting and Saturn squaring. Hope this is not when things start working for “those people.”

Eleseo, well stated. Sounds like mistakes were made but then was then and now is now. Cohen may be a wonderful scholar but he left stuff out of the picture.

Trumpcare gives new moms on Medicaid 60 days to find a job—or risk losing coverage


Today, the Republican US Senate voted to allow your ISP to sell your web browsing history.

By Chris Reeves
Thursday Mar 23, 2017 · 6:11 PM PDT

Oleg Deripaska, Russia’s aluminum magnate and close friend of Vladimir Putin, usually accompanies Putin on foreign trips. Deripaska hired Paul Manafort to represent and advocate for Russia and her interests in 2006 for the salary of Ten Million American dollars per year. Manafort never registered per American law as a business agent for a foreign government. In the five months of 2016 while Manafort was campaign manager for Trump, he was still in the employ of Oleg Deripaska.

Konstantin Kilimnik, a GRU agent (Russian military intelligence) was Paul Manafort’s chief assistant and protege in Kiev during the time when Manafort was Yanukovych’s campaign manager. Continuing in service to Manafort, (and the GRU) Kiliminik was at the Republican Convention where he was instrumental in killing the campaign plank which advocated giving Ukraine military equipment to fight the Russians, and various other anti-Russian provisions.

Also, a former FBI agent and close friend tells me a goodly number of folks in our various intelligence organizations are so angry with Trump, they literally want him to “die in jail” of old age.

However things proceed, it “ain’t gonna be pretty!”

ISPs: “Information sold for profit”

Democrats and consumer advocates are furious. The acronym “ISP” now stands for “information sold for profit,” and “invading subscriber privacy,” rather than “Internet service providers,” Markey said during floor debate today.


Here Are the 50 GOP Senators Who Just Sacrificed Your #BroadbandPrivacy to Corporate Profits


House GOP Amendment Changes Trumpcare Into ‘NoCare’

Jonathan Chait enumerates the ten essential benefits which the amendment will eliminate:

The proposal is to eliminate ten essential benefits that, according to the Affordable Care Act, must be offered as part of any insurance plan. Those benefits are:

Outpatient care without a hospital admission, known as ambulatory patient services

Emergency services


Pregnancy, maternity, and newborn care

Mental health and substance use disorder services, including counseling and psychotherapy

Prescription drugs

Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices, which help people with injuries and disabilities to recover

Laboratory services

Preventive care, wellness services, and chronic disease management

Pediatric services, including oral and vision care for children






slightkc, Thank you for your fascinating comment: ‘Fact is, according to brain studies done on cons and dems, propaganda (just like conspiracy theories) don’t “click” with “liberals”. Conservatives rely much more on their right-amygdala (seat of fright or flight) and that part of the brain is overgrown, compared with liberals’. (that may explain Helen’s take)

The Right wants A Big Tax Break NOW! Penny Wise & Pound Foolish: ‘What the G.O.P. Doesn’t Get About Who Pays for Health Care’:

Classmate: Gorsuch Ruthless From Start!

President Obama Crushes The GOP: You Made Trump Possible

Video 4 min. 49 sec.


Elizabeth Warren talks to constituents about GOP repeal and replace


Roger Stone, Paul Manafort And Donald Trump Go Way Back

Here is the rest of the story about these three men’s ties to each other…

On 4/28/16. Franklin Foer of Slate penned a report on the connections among these three men in the following report, “The Quiet American.”

Excerpts: “The genesis of Donald Trump’s relationship with Paul Manafort begins with Roy Cohn. That Roy Cohn: Joe McCarthy’s heavy-lidded henchman, lawyer to the Genovese family………………



It was Roy Cohn who introduced Stone and Manafort to Trump.

Nancy Pelosi is not mincing words:

“What is happening today is a lose-lose situation for the Republicans,” Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said of the legislation during a press conference with party leadership.

“It’s a lose for the American people, that’s for sure,” she continued. “But the people who vote for this will have this vote tattooed to their foreheads as they go forward.”

from DemocracyNow 3/23

Jane Mayer on Robert Mercer & the Dark Money Behind Trump and Bannon

followed by this
https://www.democracynow.org/2017/3/23/dark_data_trump_backers_bankroll_firmDark Data: Trump Backers Bankroll Firm Developing Psychological Profiles of Every U.S. Voter

Alex’s link above to Common Dreams piece on losing internet privacy at 11:39pm completes the picture.

Ryan just pulled the Rep. Health Care Bill off the floor.
Republicans from both sides of their ideology jump ship!


Marjorie on Ivanka’s new status, looking forward …….

I don’t know if this is new news, but it’s great news!


available in a year

In reading Marjorie Orr about Ivanka’s relationship with her father, it sounds like a real power struggle (Marjorie says push/pull) which sounds right. I am sure she has tried hard to manage him, something he needs but may also resist as one can only go so far with another human being’s autonomy. It sounds like her job is far from finished and that could be a real strain. As far as Ivanka running for president – I can see how the aspects noted will give her power but as U.S. president? I definitely cannot picture her in that role, especially after the universe gets done with the Trump family.

I agree, Sharon K. I know these are strange times, but I just don’t see Ivanka as remotely having any ambitions for President, much less the pathway, mindset, and sustained means of getting there. Although her father’s ambitions were laughable at first, up until they were stunningly realized (a surprise to him as well), it was a bit easier to conceive of him campaigning for it because of his massive ego and insatiable thirst for attention, if nothing else.

Ivanka just doesn’t strike me as having similar cravings. She’s essentially a NYC-based jet-set socialite more interested in selling her fashion line than getting her hands dirty in politics on any level. Father-daughter relationship and influences notwithstanding, power to her could simply mean gaining influence and acclaim within the fashion industry and expanding her lines, rather than gaining a toehold in elected politics. I think this is a big stretch on Marjorie Orr’s part.

Or as one commenter on Marjorie Orr’s site noted, becoming CEO of Trump, Inc, which I think is far more conceivable, particularly if scandal and disgrace force her father to lay low after he exits the White House, one way or another.

The inaugural chart progressed to today has an MC at 0°37′. It’s Pluto on the progressed Desc at 0°37′ and it’s Mercury/Saturn midpoint squaring the MC on the W Pt at 270°37′.

In his heart of hearts he knows the health care issue is going to be a major loss for him in the end. Either not able to deliver the repeal because members of congress fear losing their seats if they take care away from their constituents or passing it and taking care away from voters thus turning voters away from him and the party.

It definitely speaks to so much of what is wrong with the Republican Party and what calls itself American Conservatism that they would create so much drama around a repeal of something that ought to be a given, as much as access to clean air and water.

They are far too obsessed with rugged individualism and trying to force it on everyone else, the definition of toxic American masculinity.

The problem with the “I got mine, you get yours” mindset is that we’re not a nation of pioneers anymore. A civilized society must tend to the health and well-being of its people, or else it will decline and break down under the weight and pressure of cascading needs unaddressed. Republicans don’t seem to grasp this reality, or else they are in very deep denial of it. In any case, it has cost them very dearly today.



Art Of The Ordeal

Donald Trump discovers that in Washington, the construction company doesn’t work for you.

By Howard Fineman


Secondary progression of the inauguaral chart has an MC at 0°7′ (Q2 Mean Quotidian angles). Inaugural Pluto at 0°37′ is on the Desc. and inaugural Mercury/Saturn midpoint at 270°37′ is on the West Point, square that MC.

Mercury/Saturn, Pluto message to that loser.

That MC is at 0°37′ not 0°7′. My right side 3 does not always work.

Today my friends, today at 8:45 AM EDT, transiting Mercury at 20 Aries 03 opposed transiting retrograde Jupiter at 20 Libra 03.

20 Aries 02 is where the Obamacare chart’s Venus is. 20 Aries 08 is where the U.S. natal (Sibly chart) Chiron is. 20 Libra 28 is where the U.S. natal Juno is. Can we extrapolate anything from this?

Tomorrow morning at 2:24 AM transiting Mercury at 21 Aries 15 will square transiting Vesta at 21 Cancer 15. The U.S. natal Mars is at 21 Gemini 23 and is conjunct the Trump Sun (22 Gemini 55) so U.S Mars will be sextiled by transiting Mercury. Data will flow but Vesta will commit only if feelings and considered.

Last night at 8:44 PM EDT transiting Mercury (19 Aries 12) squared transiting Pluto (19 Capricorn 12) and transiting Pluto is trine the U.S. natal Vesta at 19 Taurus 46. I believe the House was set to vote on Trumpcare at 8:30 PM but it was cancelled, just as it was cancelled this morning.

Transiting Mercury will square the U.S. natal Mercury (24 Cancer 12 rx) on Sunday, but not until after it conjuncts transiting Eris at 22 Aries 59 and transiting Uranus at 23 Aries 24.

Transiting Mercury will also square Trump’s Saturn at 23 Cancer 48 before it squares the U.S. Mercury. Then on Monday it will square Trump’s Venus at 25 Cancer 44. Also on Monday the 27th transiting Mars in Taurus will sextile transiting Neptune who at 12 Pisces 39 will be square the U.S. ascendant at 12 Sagittarius 21.

This combination of transiting Mercury befuddling the thinking of Trump and the U.S. as transiting Neptune clouds the U.S. sense of self (ascendant), begins to fulfill their new cycle’s legacy of a Sun in Pisces T-square the MC conjunct the Great Attractor in Sagittarius opposite the IC in Gemini.

Even more so, this twosome’s cycle began with a grand cardinal square between Jupiter, Uranus, Pluto and Vesta, a grand cross which trans. Mercury is now activating.

Still, transiting Mercury in Aries does trine Trump’s Moon and South Node in Sagittarius providing a temporary balm to his feelings. Nonetheless it will be short-lived as will trans. Mercury’s sextile to his Sun and North Node.

The transiting Neptune however, will retain the cosmic cloud over the U.S. ascendant through trans. Saturn’s station retrograde on April 6th. This happens as transiting Mars in Taurus makes a conjunction with the U.S. natal Vesta (and transiting Ceres too) and they both (all 3) trine trans. Pluto in Capricorn. We might not see or hear evidence of this collusion though.

Between the duality of Mercury and the illusive Neptune, things are happening on Earth at the behest of higher powers which are determined to keep humanity moving in the right (as opposed to wrong, not left) direction.

Buckeye at 7:37 PM, nicely said. Thank you.

LG, bravo to you for this comment: ‘Pres. Obama has known how bad the Russian influence on the election when he threw all those spies out of the country before his term expired.,


I agree with Barbk on your 7:37PM post.

So, everyone, who’s the real loser here with the failed health care ‘reforms’: Trump or Ryan? Or Priebus?

As an aside, I must say, having watched the Primary Debates, that Trump never seemed quite as intensely insane about Health Care ‘reform’ as he was about everything else. I remember 1 comment that he wasn’t in favour of people dying in the street because they didn’t have coverage. It was the 1 comment he made that showed empathy.

Just the first page of a search for trump’s many pledges to do away with the ACA (Links have been disabled). My fav – Trump vows to repeal ObamaCare on day one of presidency:

Showing results for trump vows to repeal obamacare

Trump vows to repeal ‘horrible’ Obamacare, lower cost of medicine
Mar 15, 2017 – President Donald Trump reinforced his commitment to repealing and replacing Obamacare at a campaign-style rally at Nashville’s Municipal …

Donald Trump Vows Again to Repeal Obamacare | Politics | US News
Nov 2, 2016 – “If we don’t repeal and replace Obamacare, we will destroy American health care forever,” Trump said of the law known as the Affordable Care …

Trump vows ‘insurance for everybody’ in Obamacare replacement plan …
Jan 15, 2017 – President-elect Donald Trump said in a weekend interview that he is nearing completion of a plan to replace President Obama’s signature …

Trump’s Vow to Repeal Health Law Revives Talk of High-Risk Pools …
Jan 22, 2017 – Trump’s Vow to Repeal Health Law Revives Talk of High-Risk Pools … by President Barack Obama that required insurers to cover pre-existing …

Top stories – Affordable Care Act remains ‘law of the land,’ but Trump vows to explode it

President Donald Trump vows to repeal Obamacare at CPAC – TheBlaze
Feb 24, 2017 – He also says the future is promising and vows vowing to repeal Obamacare. President Trump explains the issues with the Affordable Care Act …

Trump vows to repeal ObamaCare on day one of presidency | Fox …
Video for trump vows to repeal obamacare? 2:46
Jan 5, 2017
President-elect slams democrats for healthcare ‘mess’

Trump wants ‘special session’ to repeal Obamacare – POLITICO
Nov 1, 2016 – Donald Trump on Tuesday vowed to immediately repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s signature health care law if he’s elected …

Trump Calls ‘Obamacare’ ‘Disaster’ Vows To Immediately Repeal …
Jan 11, 2017 – Trump Vows To Immediately Repeal, Replace ‘Imploding’ Obamacare … Trump said a replacement for “Obamacare” will be offered with the …

Donald Trump vows to repeal Obamacare, promising Americans ‘can …
Jul 22, 2016 – At the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump called The Affordable Care Act disastrous, promised to replace the law and said he …

Piling on without remorse.


‘Worst 100 days we’ve ever seen’: Gergen slams Trump’s ‘delusional’ response to Trumpcare fail


From DKos: new Trump nickname:



Kazza, I wouldn’t be so certain it was empathy, so much as him telling people what he thought they wanted to hear.

Then again, even a broken clock has the right time twice a day.

“IMPOTUS”! “Art of the Ordeal” Great stuff.

BuckeyeShadow, I, too, really like your comments at 7:37.

ten years ago


Interesting: looks like the corporate pro Dem media isn’t reflecting the Dems on the Gorsuch hearings:

From Wolf Blitzer: “I think he did a great job this morning. I think the Democrats have done a pretty poor job, but I think the reason they have done a poor job is there’s not a lot to beat this man up on.”

From John King: “The democrats have not even bruised, blemished anything to this judge so far.”

From MSNBC’s Ari Melber: “I didn’t see a single glove laid on him. He performed himself admirably.”

From CNN’s Gloria Borger: “Judge Gorsuch is completely qualified and everybody knows it. He is totally and completely qualified and he’s exactly the kind of a nominee you would expect from a Republican, period. This is what elections are about.”


BuckeyeShadow, I agree ’empathy’ might have been too strong a word for Don the Con lol


I think this quote from the article is especially important:

Trump now will rightly be seen as a weakened, if not inept, president. His attention span lasts only a couple of weeks before, starved for adulation, he moves onto the next thing in search of affirmation. Democrats know this, as do Republican opponents. You can wait this guy out.

I have been saying this very thing to David. It is a huge character flaw in Trump. He cannot delay gratification. He compulsively needed to end the health care issue after only 18 days. Unlike Obama, who could carefully take the time to craft something, working through the details from inception to completion, as well as think through the consequences, Trump pushes things quickly, without careful thought, because he can’t help himself.

Interesting: It looks like more trolling.


Nothing gives me more satisfaction than to see Pelosi beaming and Ryan cowering. The Republicans are all talk no substance and their president is the living substance — the essential neuron — that makes up their Teabag molecules.

60 votes and 60 vetoes under Obama to repeal Obamacare. Now when all the elements are in play, and they have a president who’ll basically sign anything without reading, they wither.

Bill Maher described yesterday’s Republican failure as the nerd who finally gets the chance, after years of vain attempts, to sleep with the beauty queen. At the critical moment, (Maher crooks his index finger to portray the result), he couldn’t get it up.

Protests work. Vive le Resistance!

The Rachel Maddow Show 3/24/17
“A dire period of scandal for Trump in turmoil”

A square to trump’s natal Neptune is at 275°57′. At the time of his inauguration the midpoint of transiting Saturn and Pluto was within 2 arc minutes at 275°59′. Yesterday at 3:31 pm when he called off the vote it was at 279°05′ (3°06′ from exact, 2°02′ if accrued precession is used). The midpoint will only advance 7 arc minutes before Saturn stations on April 6 so the square will be in effect for months retrograding into exactness then advancing to exactness once again on Oct 25 and staying within a 3° orb into December.

I agree, Nancy, BUT I also see that Trump (who might have gotten the advice from Ryan) realizes that with the polarization within the Republican Party, crafting a bill will be a very protracted, publically displayed effort with everyone seeing what a mess the Republican party is in, so he is nipping that in the bud. What they do behind the scenes is something else.

Whether he’s qualified to be a justic isn’t the issue, Helen, it’s how ultra right wing he is. What’s interesting is that you care more about exposing the msn, which seems to be your main thing, than the dangers of voting in the man or how the Republicans obstructed Garland. The corporate media, as you call them, is just noting that he has good attributes, qualifications, experience, abilities. They, in your example, are not evaluating his positions. For the progressive that you seem to be, it is strange that you would pick some innocuous media comments. As far as the Democrats beating up on him, well at least they are getting the chance to do what the Republicans would allow to happen, as they would have put Garland through the mill also.

Helen, you’re at it again – logic be dammed.
With way more than 200 people who comment on camera on cnn & msnbc, you choose to post words from just four whose undated single statements fit your predetermined narrative. The ones you have chosen to highlight are consistently more pro business and decidedly more right wing than others on staff.
Your saving grace is your link to democracy now.
After all, the bottom line is truth, honesty, and open mindedness.

this week’s commentary by ed tamplin
“If you’re thinking that these two guys come from different sides of the track…that would be a colossal understatement. With all of these challenging aspects the Hatfields and McCoys would stand a better chance of working in harmony.”

If the United States Congress were doing its job, right now nearly all business before the House and Senate would grind to a halt as leaders addressed a rapidly-unfolding crisis: whether the current administration is acting in the interests of the nation whose Constitution its members have sworn to defend.


The former ethics lawyer for George W. Bush believes the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia has uncovered evidence of treason.

Richard Painter, who joined a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s foreign business ties, tweeted a link late Wednesday to a McClatchy report on a federal investigation into whether U.S. right-wing websites coordinated with Russian operatives to attack Hillary Clinton.


good on Bernie – pushing to advance healthcare in the wake of repub defeat

Did you happen to read the interesting Elizabeth Grace piece on Judge Gorsuch Chart?

Also Link to his Mom, Anne Gorsuch: “As a high school student, Gorsuch, 49, had a ringside seat to watch the rise and fall of his mother in her tenure as the first woman to head the Environmental Protection Agency”.

My husband was just saying, kiwi, that no is the Democrat’s chance to come up with a fix for Obamacare and introduce it. Whether it’s Medicare for all or something else, it will be more better than what the Republicans have offered up.

“now is the Democrat’s chance…” and “much better” LOL! (I’m really tired right now!)

Here is where it all starts, what can we do about this?


‘How An Election Victory Was Stolen From Hillary Clinton’ https://grondamorin.com/2017/03/26/how-an-election-victory-was-stolen-from-hillary-clinton/

WATCH: A Yale historian explains to Maher how Trump resembles 1930s fascists — and makes the Russia connection! http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/watch-a-yale-historian-explains-to-maher-how-trump-resembles-1930s-fascists-and-makes-the-russia-connection/

Luv this – favorite rant on the net!


Lovely enough to be used as artwork in newly decorated Marriott roms:


Steve Bannon DOB 11.27.1953, Norfolk VA

Mundane Astrology – Vesta (fanatic, extremist)

Natal Vesta 27 Aquarius
Natal Moon 28 Leo
Natal Zeus 28 Leo



Natal Vesta 27 Aquarius
Natal Ceres 27 Virgo
Natal South Node 25 Cancer


A bit laborious taking out the nanoparticles from your food, but Tony can show you how:


Be nice if the swamp in the sky would be cleaned up. Three years ago we could see the distant mountain ranges when we first moved in, and now there’s a permanent white haze even in dry periods.

continued – Vesta

Devotion/Fanaticism ~ per Demetra George



I would be very worried that Russia and Putin are behind the haze near your home. He is probably not happy that you are exposing and criticizing his chemtrail program to induce submission of all of the people of France and Europe to his will.


Legit, This Should Scare The Bejesus Out Of You.

By Colorado is the Shiznit
Sunday Mar 26, 2017 · 4:05 AM PDT

Republican legislators want to make Wisconsin the 29th state to call for a convention to add a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution, raising concerns among Democrats that the state could help open the door to ultra-conservative proposals that would drastically reshape the nation’s guiding document.
Wisconsin Republicans are calling for a Constitutional Convention. This is the Koch brothers on acid. Essentially, every fever dream Ayn Randian-type Republicans want to enact could come true if, indeed, a Constitutional Convention is called within the next two years.

The United States just needs five more states to agree to this disgustingly egregious “convention”. Anything you think you know about civil rights and liberties will go right out the window, and Republicans will have our nation’s governing document to back them. This “balanced budget” bullshit just means that those douchebags will cut everything that doesn’t help either themselves or the rich. And, when I say “everything”, I mean EVERYTHING!

Imagine Voldemort and Steve Bannon wanting to tear down the “administrative state”, but needing no bother of Congress to enact it long-term. They wouldn’t even need Executive Orders; they could just do whatever they want when they want, no prob, Bob. It’s, quite literally, progressives’ Nightmare Scenario Come True.

More from the Wisconsin State Journal article:

Article V of the U.S. Constitution lays out two paths for amending the document. The U.S. House and Senate, by a two-thirds vote of each chamber, can refer an amendment to the states. Two-thirds of state legislatures, or 34 states, also can request that Congress call a convention of the states. Both methods require at least 38 states to ratify an amendment before it can take effect.
The state convention process has never been used but talk of using one to ratify a balanced budget amendment has been swirling among conservatives for years. Twenty-eight states have called for a convention to adopt a balanced budget amendment. The November election left the GOP in control of 33 legislatures, leaving them just one state short of being able to force a convention.

Sunday – Bernie Sanders


“Newly declassified documents from the Reagan presidential library help explain how the U.S. government developed its sophisticated psychological operations capabilities that — over the past three decades — have created an alternative reality both for people in targeted countries and for American citizens, a structure that expanded U.S. influence abroad and quieted dissent at home.

The documents reveal the formation of a psyops bureaucracy under the direction of Walter Raymond Jr., a senior CIA covert operations specialist who was assigned to President Reagan’s National Security Council staff to enhance the importance of propaganda and psyops in undermining U.S. adversaries around the world and ensuring sufficient public support for foreign policies inside the United States.”


Hey alex, thanks for the comment/link re: possible evidence of treason. That word treason made me think of betrayal and betrayal made me think “et tu Brute”, which made me wonder of their was an asteroid named Brutus. Alas, there was none.

However, I found some cool quotes from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar worthy of note:

“What a terrible era in which idiots govern the blind”

“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones”

“The fault dear Brutus is not in our stars . . ”

Caesar: “The Ides of March are come”
Soothsayer: “Ay Caesar; but not gone”

I think if there is a psyops-instigated alternative reality in America, the key platform for manifesting it over the past 21 years is Fox News Channel. That’s really the point where the ground started shifting.

Jackson, You are so right

alex, I haven’t seen any birthtimes for Bannon, so unfortunately it isn’t clear where his Moon really is. I suppose Leo would make sense for him since he seems so full of himself and his ideology (nationalism), but it could also be in Virgo.

He does seem rather short on practicals though, which an earth moon would tend to give him.

If it is indeed at or near 28 Leo though, he’s going to be dead-smack in the middle of the Great American Eclipse for better or for worse.


re: url – treason

the person calling treason was former Bush legal counsel he’s the only one who has gone that far yet….it will take a few years to investigate the Russia-Trump team collusion before they say anything with certitude…

I don’t know what Brutus stands for …….

At least the wobbly Dems are listening somewhat to Robert Reich, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren progressives …. not going to confirm Gorsuch while collusion investigations are ongoing…. Schumer of course back pedaled on that …I’m hoping he’ll be eating his words sooner rather than later about that

BTW on any search engine use the terms: vesta + fanatic + astrology

there are lots and lots of astrologers that support Demetra George key words for Vesta devotion/fanatic


RE: Bannon ( no time in public domain as far as I know some intrepid person will dig it up eventually)

Noon Moon @28 Leo
the day after his birthday the moon at 00:00 is 01 Virgo

Coordinated Universal Time is 4 hours ahead of Eastern Time

if he was born after 9PM on the 27TH there is possibility of 00 Virgo moon…

my guess is he’ll be smack in the middle of the August Eclipse

if I were to begin working on rectifying his natal chart I’d start by keeping his important Vesta in the first house or if not then the second house…. then he would have certain Leo Moon… but I’m not up to doing that analysis this afternoon….

the next time he emerges in the press on a resonating issue or the connections to him driving Trump to take a position on something is very clear-transparent then I might look into rectified chart on Bannon…..


re: ok preliminary rectification

10AM chart, 9AM Chart

point of reference is Pholus 01 Aquarius in first house…. he has Pholus that is significant and first house makes sense to me…. having said that either 9 AM or 10 AM put Capricorn on Asc and Pholus in the first house

next: he has a Hades Moon
which mean moon is conjunct pluto so at 9AM that is 8TH house ( pallas 8TH too) pallas is a life or death issue for Bannon it seems to me ..

at 10AM the moon is 8TH house but Pluto is 7TH …..

I think the 9AM apx seems closer since that puts Hades Moon Pluto in 8TH….

His emphasized Vesta is second house …. in opposition to Hades Moon in 8th…..

these things together have weigh… I don’t know yet if anything else will out weigh those factors but I’m guessin for now 9AM or or shortly thereafter

Have those dastardly chemtrails damaged Helen’s brain? Perhaps if she were to move to a remote island like Pitcairn, away from all air traffic, she could be saved from the ravages of modern civilization.

I could not think of any astrological symbol for treason, but treason melts down to betrayal of country. Brutus, in the play Julius Caesar, was Caesar’s BFF and yet Brutus killed him. That is why he came to my mind and I’d hoped there would be an asteroid named after him that I could track.

As for the meaning of Vesta, I’m okay with positive and negative interpretations, just like any other symbol in this age of duality, although I do lean toward positive when suggesting outcomes. Even the Sun has negative interpretations for heaven’s sake.

On another note, Gov. Howard Dean, on MSNBC’s The Point program, said today, and I paraphrase, “an investigation is being and will continue to be conducted on the Trump presidency (and any possible collusion with the Russians) by the Press/media.”

Again and again the astrology comes back to the newly initiated Mercury-Neptune cycle. This cycle that started on the same day that Trump tweeted his accusation of Obama wire tapping his phones began in the 3rd house of the U.S. natal chart (Sibly version) which is about how we communicate and the boundaries we push to get answers and results.

In addition to what I commented on earlier regarding this chart is that its transiting Juno was at 8+ Capricorn and opposite Trump’s natal Mercury at 8+ Cancer. Juno (known to seek revenge when she felt betrayed by her husband) was, in this chart, trine Ceres at 8+ Taurus.

Ceres myth includes the threat of denying food for the Earth inhabitants if her daughter was not found and returned. She was negotiating, power to power, and it worked.

These two goddess then, Juno and Ceres, at the time the Mercury-Neptune cycle began this month, were using their strengths, undeniably disadvantaged goddesses (like our out of power Obama?) against the obviously more advantaged gods (the empowered Trump perhaps?), to gain time and leverage.

Now Ceres in Taurus at the time of the Mercury-Neptune conjunction was also sextile Trump’s natal Mercury in Cancer and I believe she “inspired” Trump to make the accusation against Obama in order to deflect attention from something and gain some sympathetic support.

What Trump didn’t realize was that he was only digging himself in deeper. Ceres and Juno, sisters and the daughters of Saturn, were nudging the U.S. Uranus in Gemini (trans. Juno by quincunx and trans. Ceres by semi-sextile) to shift (a quincunx outcome) in some way.

The U.S. Uranus was once the host of an even greater cycle start than that of Neptune and Mercury. Neptune and Pluto started their present cycle in 1891 at the same degree as where the U.S. Uranus is located, 8+ Gemini. The chart for that cycle beginning in 1891 had Mercury, MERCURY! at 3+ Virgo.

3+ Virgo is where the North Node was (and still is today) at the time of the Neptune-Mercury conjunction that took place on March 4, 2017 at 6:11 AM EST, Washington DC. And guess what . . .

. .in 1891, when Neptune and Pluto were conjunct the U.S. Uranus, Mercury the Trickster at 3+ Virgo was in a T-square with the transiting nodes, North at 3+ Gemini and South at 3+ Sagittarius. 3+ Gemini is where Obama’s natal Moon is. A T-square with the nodes implies a critical decision must be made.

It’s been a long time coming, but the gods and goddesses can be very patient. We should ponder these two Neptune cycles we are in, the one with Mercury – the short one – and the one with Pluto – the long one. For example, in the Neptune-Pluto chart Juno and Ceres are conjunct each other and the U.S. Moon in Aquarius, opposite Trump’s ascendant and opposite the upcoming total solar eclipse in Leo.

It is this shorter cycle which began early this month, this cycle which lasts just under a year, that shows the dexterity of Mercury and the illusion of Neptune, working together, in such beautiful parody of life itself, that will keep us looking to see just which cup the hidden pea is under.

connecting the Saturn-Pluto dots:


Has anyone done any work on the upcoming French election? They appear to suffer many of the same issues we’ve had in the USA, as an example, globalization working out well for the educated in the cities, but to the detriment of the rural folks.

Also, it appears to me that Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron are equally terrible choices.


Jeffrey McDonald Chandor
DOB November 24, 1973, Morristown, New Jersey

continued- Margin Call

Margin Call turns the convoluted financial meltdown of ’08 into gripping, thought-provoking drama.

The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

More than 80 percent of the action was shot on the 42nd floor of One Penn Plaza, which had recently been vacated by a trading firm.

See also:

The Big Short (film)
Bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers
Great Recession

Paul Ryan’s primary goal is making the maximum people suffer in return for tax cuts to the wealthy. ~ dailykos


Watch Paul Ryan’s Adam’s Apple When He’s Asked Why His Health Plan Cuts Taxes for the Rich

“Thunderous Applause” Call for Medicare-for-All

‘We have got to end the international disgrace of being the only major country on earth not to guarantee healthcare to all people as a right not a privilege’


Bernie Sanders’ Horoscope
Paul Ryan’s Horoscope

Using Sanders v Ryan natal charts will be good lens to study ongoing Trump/GOP/Pence administration years



‘Cruelest in American history’: Bernie Sanders delivers brutal point-by-point take down of Trump’s budget



“I think if there is a psyops-instigated alternative reality in America, the key platform for manifesting it over the past 21 years is Fox News Channel. That’s really the point where the ground started shifting.”

I think you are spot-on.

This is weird!
New Evidence Suggests Your Name May Change Your Physical Appearance


I’ve never believed in numerology, and I’m not sure this has anything to do with that. I think the statistical phenomena described here may have to do with stereotypical unconscious cultural expectation.

Perhaps the weirdest part is the higher than chance success of computers performing the same function, using a photograph, accurately guessing someone’s first name out of a list of names.

The caveat is it is culture specific. An English citizen will not be able to accurately guess the names of French people, or vice versa.

For example, let’s say you live in North America and are shown a picture of a woman whose name is Emily (you aren’t given this information). Below her image four possible first names are listed: Claire, Deborah, Emily, and Melissa. Assuming that the first names are equally common in North America in and around the year that the person was born, study participants should pick the correct name approximately 25 percent of the time—by chance. What we found is that participants typically choose the depicted person’s true first name 35 percent to 40 percent of the time. In other words, there is something about an Emily that … just looks like an Emily.

RE: Fox News

You are obviously correct. First in fake news since
October 7, 1996. The damage they’ve done…incalculable.

“Why FBI Can’t Tell All on Trump, Russia”
The FBI cannot tell us what we need to know about Donald Trump’s contacts with Russia. Because doing so would jeopardize a long-running, ultra-sensitive operation targeting mobsters tied to Russian President Vladimir Putin — and to Trump.
Live now on KGO AM RADIO!

You have one day to stop Congress from giving away your web browsing history

Time to make some calls


patty, my strong feeling for some time now is that the fbi did not say anything about trump ties to Russia because there were bigger fish to fry, so to speak.

Rachael tonight was exploring Jared Kushner’s activities and increasing WH responsibilities – he’s very suspect IMO!

No birth time found, but born Jan 10 1981, Livingston NJ.
I notice his mercury is 26 cap conjunct usa pluto 27 cap. Jared’s sun is 20 cap.
Has anyone looked at him astrologically as a key player going forward, or if in the long run he will be mired in shame?

Ironically Kushner Properties bought 666 5th avenue NY in 2007 for 1.8 billion “the highest price ever paid for a building in manhatten” !
Back then dear Jarred was only 25-6! and was in the early stages of his romance with ivanka hmmmm –
I wonder if any ‘funny money’ was involved back then?

As promised, transiting Mercury made his first of 3 conjunctions with transiting Uranus on Sunday, March 26th, and that alone makes his recent run of awesome aspects unique.

Conjunctions between planets mark new cycles of combined energies with a specific pattern to follow. This 1st of 3 conjunctions then will set the stage for the Mercury-Uranus blend of energy. The 2nd conjunction between them will incorporate changes to the original pattern.

Finally, the 3rd conjunction between trans. Mercury and Uranus will provide a whole new perspective to what was provided by the 1st conjunction. For one thing the Sun at 19+ Taurus will be conjunct the U.S natal Vesta exactly within a few arc minutes.

Recall that transiting Pluto is now trine the U.S. Vesta, and will still be trine the U.S. Vesta as well as the transiting Sun at that 3rd conjunction between trans. Mercury and Uranus. So fair to say that the U.S Vesta is chock full of meaningful possibilities for raising our consciousness, symbolized by the Sun; we being U.S.A. citizens and politicians – 2 separate but connected branches of the human species.

Bearing in mind that Mercury is about talk, communication and thinking, and that Uranus is about shocking revelation, breakthroughs – often in technology, and revolution. So what are we talking about that is shocking right now at this 1st of 3 conjunctions between trans. Mercury and Uranus?

I’m guessing that one of the things that will have started to change around the time of the 2nd conjunction between them is how elected Representatives and Senators view their role and the role of the body of elected officials they belong to. They may become re-committed (a Vesta thing) to the jobs they were elected to do.

Keep in mind that what we are reading, hearing and speaking about (Mercury stuff) has a shocking flavor because Mercury just joined Uranus, and that he will re-join him and re-join him again, the 3rd and final time in May.

This is another leg in the Mercury sojourn through March 2017 that has included a conjunction with Neptune a square with Pluto, an opposition with Jupiter and now a conjunction with Uranus.

Trans. Uranus, Jupiter, Pluto and Vesta have been in a slowly moving grand (cardinal) cross that also incorporates the U.S. opposition between natal Chiron and natal Juno. Chiron connects outer planet energies with inner planet energies, among other things, and Juno symbolizes inequality.

Therefore, these Mercury connections are very personal AND collective in nature. Don’t be surprised if your own attitudes and thinking also go through a metamorphosis between now and next May.

Transiting Karma is at 3+ Virgo retrograde. So is the North Node.

The whole world will be sending Knives and Bad Vibes at Trump over this:
‘Trump budget would gut EPA programs tackling climate change and pollution’


Open thread for night owls: British ultra-rightist Nigel Farage signs up to split California in two

By Meteor Blades
Monday Mar 27, 2017 · 8:00 PM PDT

Another example of where pathology intersects with behavior is in trump’s inability to day gratification. He rushes into things and can’t wait for them to be thoroughly vetted or thought through. For examples we have: the Muslim ban, the health care fiasco, and now the bombings of civilians. In every case, he rushed things through because he can’t tolerate the time it takes to do things right, and in each case he created a disaster.

Also last week’s truly terrible series of events for Trump (including Comey testimony and loss of health care) came during the culmination of the Uranus transit square to his natal Saturn. This is important because we will be seeing lots of contact to the that Saturn over the coming four years and none of it good for trump. Stay tuned. (Quincunx from transiting Saturn, opposition from transiting Pluto and transiting Saturn)


I live in hope that he will not last four years. I am also hoping that his son-in-law testifying to the Senate on Thursday will further highlight how treasonous and corrupt this administration is.

“The mysterious “midnight run” by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) on the White House grounds last week was ploy to keep former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, according to a former top official with the CIA and the Department of Defense.”


The Senate Intelligence Committee had better keep Yates under the Witness Protection Program, at least until after she testifies.

Hers is testimony that can put a big big nail in this floundering Administration’s coffin.

Thank you Nancy for seeing this in Trump’s character; his inability to delay satisfaction. That astrology – the challenges to his natal Saturn also makes manifest (Saturn) what the U.S. thinking/communicating process is going through as his Saturn is conjunct the U.S. Mercury.

I’ve had the notion that Trump manifests other kinks in the U.S. chart too. His astrology matches the U.S. astrology through his Sun’s conjunction to the U.S. Mars which squares the U.S Neptune,
his ascendant (conjunct his Mars) semi-squares the U.S Sun and the U.S Saturn who square each other,
and of course his natal Chiron-Juno conjunct the U.S. Saturn which squares the U.S. Sun.

That same Trump natal Chiron-Juno at 14+ Libra also semi-squares his own natal ascendant at 29+ Leo which would seem to put the brakes on his critical degree ascendant, but not soon enough to save him from his self.

By making manifest the flaws in the US chart, Trump “reflects” those flaws back to the collective and they are deplorable . . and alive and therefore more readily recognized as such. If we can see it we can fix it. It seems there really is a method in this madness.


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