4th Jul, 2017

Happy Birthday America

I know the last year has been very agitating and upsetting, a kind of wild, unhinged roller coaster ride for those who are paying attention to the fate of their country. But today is once again your birthday, and, for a few brief hours, fireworks rather than politics are the subject du jour.

In astrology, a birthday is understood as the time when the Sun returns to its original position in the natal chart, designated as the solar return. Consequently, we draw up a chart for this moment, and we look for indications that may describe the coming year.

Unfortunately, no one knows for certain the birth time of America, although most agree at least on the date of July 4, 1776.  There are several theories, offering, alternatively, an Ascendant in Gemini, Virgo, Scorpio, or Sagittarius. Personally, I prefer the time of 5:13 PM, which gives an Ascendant of 12Sagittarius59, and is a few minutes past the “Sibley” chart which uses 5:10 PM. But really, no one knows, and so any prediction based solely on any particular birth time and the precise degrees of the angles that go with it, must be qualified.

I have drawn up a solar return chart based on the birth time for America that I prefer, and interestingly, the result mostly confirms what is already apparent in the current transits and progressions. In this chart, retrograde Saturn (23Sagittarius05) is conjunct the Midheaven (21Sagittarius57), and will be stationing on that degree from July 8 through September 26. This is essentially the same Saturn station that will be opposite the US Mars (21Gemini23) and conjunct Donald Trump’s Moon (21Sagittarius12) during a similar time period. In the solar return, this Saturn station describes a time of great frustration in the US, and quite possibly significant setbacks and humiliation on the world stage. It reiterates the 10th house Saturn position in the US Sagittarius rising chart, which, when activated, points to an overextended use of power followed by a humiliating and forced contraction of goals. The Midheaven position relates to a country’s reputation and position in the world, as well as the executive leadership of the country.

The other noteworthy aspect in this solar return chart is the Neptune (14Pisces10) conjunction to the Ascendant (15Pisces25). This describes a year filled with anxiety, confusion, and a feeling of being rudderless. Hyperbole is the norm; shifting emotions are the guiding principle; illusion is hard to differentiate from reality.  This Neptune/Ascendant configuration in the solar chart mirrors a progressed aspect that has been going on since during March 2016 and will continue through early January 2019, an aspect that certainly describes the campaign and early presidency of Donald Trump. What I am referring to is the transit of Neptune conjunct the US progressed Sun. This transit continues to be active during this not quite three year period of time, but is intensified when it is waxing within a degree to exact. It will be moving toward exact again from July 28 through September 3 and again from mid-January through mid-February 2018 and again for several months at the end of 2018.  

In the US chart, the Sun/progressed Sun always symbolizes the US president, and aspects to it will describe the conditions, agenda, and mood surrounding him or her. With Neptune impacting the US progressed Sun for an extended duration, the goals and agenda of the US have become confused, and there is a feeling of weakness and deception at the top. This potent Neptune transit describes the absence of sobriety, discipline, and reality-based focus. It points instead to hyperbole, emotion, and confusion. It should be noted that a strong Neptune can also describe someone strongly steeped in ideology but unmoored from reality. Thus, if by chance, Mike Pence moves into the presidency, it is easy to see that his hyper-ideological stance may be the guiding factor in his agenda. But at least we wouldn’t have to deal with the bottomless pit of spite that seems to motivate the current occupant of the Oval Office.

In the near term, I continue to have great concern over the last week of July and moving into early August. There is a building Sun conjunction to Mars from July 23 through July 26, suggesting significant violence somewhere, followed by transiting Sun and then transiting Mars triggering the Saturn station, from July 28 to July 30, and suggesting serious difficulty and frustration, especially for those impacted by the Saturn station, like the US and Trump. Moreover, Trump will be under his Jupiter return from July 28 through August 4th, exacerbated by a square from transiting Pluto. This is megalomania on steroids and suggests he will aggressively expand his impact in some way, potentially with some form of military force.  Trouble and limited and ineffective options described by the continuing Saturn station are likely to derive from his actions throughout August and September.


A few comments on some of the posts from the previous thread. It is pretty much uncontested that DJT has a narcissistic personality disorder. This does not preclude being charming and successful but describes an underlying imbalance of significant proportion. It can manifest in being very thin skinned due to a very fragile ego, and, as with most personality disorders, a tendency to blame everyone else and never take responsibility for anything (again due to an over-fragile ego). The impulsivity, projection, quick anger, lack of frustration tolerance are all symptomatic.

What is missing from most of the discussion here and in the media generally is that when someone has a preexisting emotional or mental imbalance, significant stress can exacerbate the symptoms and possibly lead to decompensation (falling apart or breakdown). Someone with a strong and healthy Ego function, on the other hand, can handle most stress although it may be very difficult at times.

The presidency is by definition a very high stress job, not least of which is due to the constant scrutiny and criticism. It takes a very stable and strong personality to manage it well. I think the stress of the campaign and now the stress of the presidency is pushing DJT over the edge. I don’t think he can handle the endless criticism and challenge, and he is responding with greater anger, impulsivity, and paranoia, all underlying symptoms, now exaggerated by his inability to handle the stress.

Thank you.

Hi Nancy,

Re: The July 26th Sun/Mars conj. (3 Leo) .

Joni Patry also mentions it in her latest July forecast. She speculates it could manifest in the form of some type of terror attack. The Sun/Mars conj happens to square the progressed US Saturn (3 Scorpio). Any thoughts?

Jerry – I wouldn’t rule it out. The US is feeling great stress through early October. When strong Mars aspects are followed by strong Saturn aspects for a protracted period, serious and upsetting events are often implicated. Note also that the US progressed Moon is semisquare to US pr Saturn from 7/17 to 8/17, suggesting the US population somewhere is upset and grieving.

Could be an attack here, could be an attack elsewhere but hitting our people (US embassy, military base, etc.), could be a big storm and a non-functioning FEMA due to Trump’s idiocy. One possibility is that he attacks North Korea under his Jupiter return square Pluto and then they respond in kind, harming our military there, harming our ally South Korea, and harming our reputation significantly for acting with such impulsivity and lack of concern for consequences. If I remember correctly, I need to check if I am right, but the summer solstice chart for NK may have Mars conjunct the MC.

We will get through this cycle as well.
“Wheel in the sky keeps on turnin.'”

Thanks again for your thoughts Nancy.
Marjorie has posted on China angst – usa provoking the dragon

Thank You Starlight for this solar return analysis!

“…Trump will be under his Jupiter return from July 28 through August 4th, exacerbated by a square from transiting Pluto. This is megalomania on steroids and suggests he will aggressively expand his impact in some way, potentially with some form of military force.”

It remains to be seen whether DJT would expand his impact domestically or internationally. He might do both, but I’ve seen this coming for quite some time. His level of frustration continues to build as his authoritarian ego is obstructed on so many levels and in so many ways. I think he is like a volcano building toward eruption.

The North Korea situation is of special concern, now more than ever after the successful test of an ICBM which theoretically could hit the US mainland. It is top of the list as a stressor, but any one or more domestic situations could also easily trigger Mr. T into a blind rage in which he issues some really crazy, dangerous orders with catastrophic consequences.

Really great essay on the U.S. solar return Nancy, thanks so much. Also thank you too for your comments and I am especially grateful for your noting that the U.S. progressed Moon will be semi-square U.S. prog. Saturn this month.

I didn’t even know there was a 5:13 PM birth time, but it is so close to the Sibly version that it seems only the Sun changes houses; the 5:13 version has the Sun in the 8th house and the Sibly has the Sun in the 7th house. In many ways, that makes more sense. The expression “all things being equal” seems appropriate and I think I will jump on board with your 5:13 PM version. Thank you again.

The U.S. solar return chart’s Jupiter at 14+ Libra is intensifying the Saturnian emphasis in that it is also the degree of the U.S. Saturn. That the solar return Neptune at 14+ Pisces (and on the U.S. solar return ascendant no less) is quincunx the U.S. natal Saturn (and apparently the progressed U.S. Sun is quincunx U.S. Saturn too) compounds the Neptune effect for all of us, not just the Trump brigade.

I’d venture to say then that this is happening in order to dissolve (Neptune) many of the structures, establishments and order (all Saturn things) we rely on in this country as a way of life. From all this chaos should rise the new and (hopefully) improved order that will incorporate the fixes to lifelong differences among us such as racial inequality.

Two of transiting Neptune’s ongoing cycles, one with Saturn and one with Pluto began with chart contacts to the U.S. natal Uranus at 8+ Gemini which is in the U.S. 6th house. This leads me to think that Uranus, at least as far as the U.S. is concerned, is playing an important role in Neptune’s present influence on the U.S. “collective” and its role in history and in the evolution of Man. The U.S. 6th house (the house that fixes broken things) is very important in this role.

To get a grasp on what that might mean I examined the Uranus discovery chart for any clues as to the role Uranus’ coming-into-consciousness plays in symbolical terms. Uranus was opposite Mars when he was discovered in 1781, and the Sun was T-square that opposition.

Since Sun symbolizes consciousness it could be that consciousness will be the answer to finding balance between the Uranian need to break through boundaries and the Martian need to conquer. Nancy reminds us that transiting Saturn will station direct in a few days at 23+ Sagittarius.

When Uranus was discovered he was at 24+ Gemini (opposite the upcoming Saturn station) and Mars at that time was at 23+ Sagittarius (where Saturn will station) and the Sun was at 23+ Pisces (square where Saturn will station).

This has convinced me that what we are building up to is a Uranian breakthrough: shocking, revolutionary, highly technical (as in computers), and a shortcut to the future. It will involve force and possibly violence (Mars), difficulty in finding agreeable solutions (opposition) and that’s not all.

The U.S. Neptune at 22+ Virgo is opposite the Sun (consciousness) in the Uranus Discovery chart of 1781. Factor that in and you get a mutable (transition) grand cross. Powerful stuff indeed.

When Uranus was discovered Neptune was at 4+ Libra retrograde. Trump’s Neptune is at 5+ Libra. Perhaps then Trump is a stand-in for Neptune as he functions in the Uranus discovery chart.

In that discovery chart Neptune was the apex point of a Yod with the North Node at 5+ Taurus (who was conjunct Chiron at 3+ Taurus) and Ceres at 4+ Pisces (who was conjunct Venus at 2+ Pisces). The future or path forward – with healing, and along side the goddesses of love and nurturing, were pushing for adjustment through Neptunian methods and that is where Trump’s Neptune comes in.

His madness is the “adjustment” that fulfills the Uranian discovery mandate. Trump then is serving a purpose and that has to do with Uranus as breakthroughs, as technology, as co-ruler of the age of Aquarius. Transiting Jupiter and transiting Neptune are working on the U.S. Saturn; there function being to loosen the bonds (U.S. Saturn) of established order in the U.S.

As transiting Saturn and transiting Uranus approach their 3rd and final trine this November, with Saturn so close to the Galactic Center and having just completed an exact square with the U.S. Neptune, perhaps an understanding or an accord might be reached that somehow represents the opposition symbolized by the newly discovered Uranus opposite Mars in 1781.

Baby steps.

Sharon & JA,
I think many Americans gradually transcended their racism during and after the heyday of the Civil Rights Movement, but many did not. A goodly number evidently just buried their racism, and had sense enough to hide or not expose it to everyone else. I think it festered like a sore for them, with the scab torn entirely off when Barack Obama was elected. I know it is strange to us on this blog, but evidently many felt humiliated and frightened by BO’s election and re-election.

DJT was evidently one of those. I think he was already afflicted with a pretty obvious narcissistic personality disorder, and was/is possibly a sociopath as well, but really went deep into his paranoid, racist craziness when BO was elected.

As far as celebrating the 4th of July: Yes, it is true our European cultural ancestors took N. & S. America away from the Native Americans, and sadly they did it pretty brutally. Most egregious was the genocide in Argentina. It was far worse than what happened in N. America or the rest of Central and S. America.

We nevertheless need to put these events into perspective, not to minimize or excuse, but to understand how we might better behave in the future.

Firstly, practically every place inhabited today on Earth, with the exceptions of Iceland and Antarctica were “stolen” by the ancestors of the present inhabitants from the former inhabitants. “Displacement” of one human group by another has been a consistent pattern through most all of pre-history and history.

The Angles, Jutes, and Saxons took England away from the early Britons. Name any country in Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, or the Americas, and you will find that in just about all of them, the previous “owners” were displaced by another tribe or people.

In the case of the Americas, extraordinary economic and social conditions in Europe produced the intense population pressures which led Europeans to take residence in a land where they were more likely to survive, and eventually thrive. They came because they wanted a better life for themselves and their children. Yes, many thought of the Natives as inferior and undeserving, which was wrong, but Europeans were no better and no worse than the other conquering people of history and pre-history.

Secondly, more “innocent” folks like the Native Americans and many others did the same to other tribes.

Thirdly, those “innocent tribes” upon entering the western hemisphere took away habitat from a number of species which are now extinct. The animals and plants had as much of a “right” to be here as anyone else.

Maybe ownership is an illusion in the first place. The Native Ams had no concept of ownership anything like what we have today. Maybe the Earth really “belongs” to the “Great Spirit” or the “Earth Spirit” or G-d, not us.

Fourthly, only in the 20th century did much of humanity reflect on these moral issues. Yes, Bartolome’ de las Casas wrote about it in the 16th century, but it really took the WWII holocaust to BEGIN to affect the conscience of “modern” humanity regarding such issues.

My fifth point is this: The USA is unique in that it is the first and only nation to be founded specifically on broad, humanitarian principles, on very Aquarian ideas and ideals embodied within the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution. Other nations may have later benevolently and wisely appropriated such high and similar principles, (and some have practiced them better than have we) but were not founded on same.

Sharon & JA, IMHO you are absolutely correct in your empathy and sympathy for Native Americans and their unjust travails. Advocacy for justice for these is essential to us all morally.

Many of our Founders were racist slaveholders. Many did not see women as their equals. Some had great difficulty seeing Native Americans and Africans as actual humans and real people. But despite that ignorance and moral blindness, they were able to transcend themselves at least a bit in crafting a visionary set of principles which have served to gradually liberate us all. We of course are not done.

But I celebrate that transcendence. I celebrate the 4th of July with no ambivalence, for I truly believe,
We Shall Overcome.

Thank you, Starlight!

For some comic relief – My name is CNN (aka Mark Humphries) and I was assaulted by an angry orange man (aka the President of the United States).



Phillip Dick
DOB 12.16.1928, Chicago IL

Natal Sun 24 Sagittarius
Discovery Degree Uranus 24 Gemini

Cardinal Grand Cross (world stage)

Juiter 00 Aries
Mars 01 Cancer
Poseidon 00 Libra
Pholus 00 Capricorn


Pholus opens the jar of the cultural unconscious and the pressure of hatred, resentment, unrest and cultural enmities comes charging out, and someone explodes and takes revenge on society at large.

Well, I misread your words Nancy. Saturn won’t station at 23+ Sagittarius, but at 21+ Sagittarius. That means the Uranus Discovery chart’s T-square isn’t as precise as I made it sound. It is however, precise right now and in October.

No doubt the outer planets as symbols of greater (higher) consciousness are intervening on those consciousness levels represented by Saturn and Jupiter that circumscribe our present level of functioning. I can for sure attest to Neptune’s power to confuse.

Good work Eliseo and thank you alex for the 6th house info.

Thank you patty!


discover of Uranus evening of March 13, 1781


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Good call. The US progr. Moon (17/18 Sag) semi square the US prog. Saturn (3 Scorpio) will be activated by the Sun/Mars conj. (3 Leo). No. Korea’s natal Sun (16 ’49 Virgo) is fairly close to those aspects. Another No. Korean ICBM missile test on that day? Will Trump respond in kind?

About the summer solstice degree (0 Cancer)…. No. Korea’s natal Uranus is precisely at 0 Cancer in semi-square to natal Pluto (15 Leo). The August 7th lunar eclipse (15 Aquarius) will be activating all of those aspects BIG time. Should we expect a major escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula around that time?

Wow alex, great stuff on Uranus and his discovery chart. Thanks for all that great illumination. The T-square Jeff mentions between Pluto at 6+ Aquarius and the nodes in Uranus’ discovery chart is further connection to the U.S. natal birth chart as the U.S. South Node is also at 6+ Aquarius. (In 2000 when the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction started the cycle we are in it was Neptune who was conjunct the U.S. South node!) What is it about that South Node that the outer planets are trying to get transmuted?

The present transiting Saturn-trine-Uranus aspect seems to herald a threshold of new experience. I say that because the general understanding of each symbol makes them diametrically opposed and yet they share rulership (in the minds of astrologers) of the sign Aquarius.

The chart(s) for their 3 conjunctions in 1988 put them on or near the Galactic Center in Sagittarius. They are always about 10 degrees behind Neptune in Capricorn and that Neptune was often opposite transiting Chiron in Cancer; he who was in Gemini to Cancer conjunct the U.S. Mars through Jupiter during that period of 1988.

There are those who would say that Neptune’s orb for measuring aspects would tolerate a 10 degree orb conjunction, but in any case, both Saturn and Uranus would catch up with Neptune; Saturn the following year and Uranus in 1993.

In the chart I’m looking at, the 3rd conjunction between Uranus and Saturn had the north node at 13+ Pisces opposite the south node at 13+ Virgo. Transiting Neptune (and progressed U.S. Sun) are now within orb of being conjunct that North Node.

That same Saturn-Uranus chart’s Pholus (whom you wrote about above) formed a T-square to that chart’s nodes from his position at 13+ Gemini retrograde. This would put the 1988 chart’s Pholus one degree from the U.S. descendent (12+ Gemini) and opposite the U.S. ascendant. The nodes would also trine (NN) or sextile (SN) the U.S. Sun in Cancer.

Without in depth study this means little but the mere fact that the cycle of Saturn and Uranus have close ties to the U.S. chart (Saturn-Uranus chart’s Moon in this 3rd of 3 conjunctions is conjunct the U.S. Pluto) could hint at this country’s contribution to whatever unfolds as a result of the transiting Uranus-Saturn conjunctions.

This last one in November at 25+ Sagittarius and Aries will either conjunct or trine their starting point(s) not to mention the now transiting North Node and the August solar eclipse. Always trans. Saturn will square trans. Chiron in Pisces as these trines between the rulers of Aquarius take place. There is that facilitating element of Chiron who bridges the separate languages of Saturn and Uranus allowing them to communicate, but it comes at a price for Saturn.

It is impossible for me to see this as anything less than a threshold for greater consciousness; a necessary awakening.

Sigh, when I said that the Saturn-Uranus conjunctions would hint at the U.S. contribution to whatever unfolds, I meant to say the Saturn-Uranus trines would do that. Goodnight all.

Great explanation of how groups displace each other, Eliseo, and very well stated. I feel that it would be far more palatable if the U.S. acknowledged this and elevated and included Native Americans in the overall narrative. It was interesting to read that only 2 places did not displace indigenous groups and Iceland is one of them. I know 2 people who visited Iceland in the past 2 years. It looks like such an interesting country. It was also interesting to hear that we are the only country with a foundation of humanist principles. I look forward to the time when they are more fully embraced in a more universal way.

ICBM – July 3 in North Korea fires missile towards Japanese waters, Source: BBC

“North Korea has fired a ballistic missile off its east coast, say Japanese and South Korean authorities. It was launched at 09:40 local time (00:40 GMT), from Banghyon in North Pyongan Province, reported Yonhap news agency citing South Korea’s military.”

Launch site military airfield at 40°N00’42” 125°E13’09”.

The Mars-Pluto opposition in the launch chart is on the Sibly chart’s (located to the launch site) East Point-West Point axis, an exact square to the relocated Sibly MC.


North Korea’s progressed Mars is opposite the Sibly chart Mars, square the Sibly chart Neptune, and conjunct the launch chart’s Saturn which is also opposite the Sibly Mars and square Sibly Neptune.

North Korea’s progressed Neptune is conjunct Sibly’s natal Saturn.



Henry Paulson
DOB 3.28.1946, Palm Beach FL

Too Big Too Fail

In June 2016 , Paulson announced his support for the stop Trump movement and endorsed Hillary Clinton for the presidency.

In his op-ed to The Washington Post Paulson wrote, “The GOP, in putting Trump at the top of the ticket, is endorsing a brand of populism rooting in ignorance, prejudice, fear and isolationism.”

Paulson is a leader of the Climate Leadership Council, along with James A. Baker III and George P. Shultz.

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Barb K, I sure hope you are correct about consciousness awakening. We need a lot of awakening IMHO.

Bob, amazing isn’t it? Astrology is hardly the foggy, fuzzy mumbo-jumbo it is accused of being; in fact based on your notings re: N. Korea, it’s quite explicit. Thank you.

Bailey, I’d bet my life on it. What’s that saying . . it’ always darkest before the dawn? In terms of earth/human-time that might take a few years but a lot of us will get there much sooner.

barbk, I left off the Aug total eclipse that will be square the launch MC in longitude along with it’s Mars/Eclipse midpoint that will be on the launches East Point, an exact square to the launch MC.

Missiles would not have to be used against the US mainland with other targets available nearer to N Korea (troops, air fields, naval) and would not have to be nuclear but it would take a crazy man to start a military action against us.

I capitulate that we have a damaged person in POTUS, and the planets are signaling impending doom for him, but is there any chart that points to the Congress or the US chart that will tell us if he, in fact, will be removed?
I’m so ready for him to be gone. We can’t take it any longer

Thank you Nancy for your talented predictions.

Bill Herbst has just written another article on outer planet cycles
Uranus-Neptune: part 1

Republicans tweeted to Hillary: What’s your health care plan? …and she responded perfectly!


barbk on July 4th, 5:48 pm, you wrote:

“…dissolve (Neptune) many of the structures, establishments and order (all Saturn things) we rely on in this country as a way of life. From all this chaos should rise the new and (hopefully) improved order…”

My hope is that it turns towards the good. But remember, the whole of GOP-land, since before Reagan, has been to tear down the existing structures, institutions, etc., and rebuild the USA as a corporatacy, if not worse.

That was the initial idea Doug Faith, et. al, had when Iraq “fell” to our military. He got rid of all the old guard, and tried to institute “privatization” of everything (usually with the US as the owners). That’s why the museums were looted and destroyed while the oil fields were guarded. Most GOP don’t give a whit about art, the past, or anything that doesn’t give them short term $$$.

It failed there, as that approach will always fail. Unfortunately, to the GOP, it CAN’T fail… it can only BE failed. (sigh)

So… I hope the dissolution of all we’ve depended upon now in this country isn’t because they’ve truly accomplished their coup… and we’ve become a dog-eat-dog people in a very rich country. Between the negative vibes all around, the actual negative and horrific actions from once seeming “normal” people, let alone our gov’t… and the effect it has on my stress levels vis a vis my lupus, I figure I’m becoming more cynical than realistic, these days. argggggh

Elisio… I really appreciated your short writing of historical displacements of native peoples. Some of my favorite novels were by an author named Sarabande, who wrote “The First Americans” series. A lot of those novels dealt with this in a pre-history, novel format. I have every one of the series! (gryn)

I especially appreciate the call-out for displacement and extinctions of native flora and fauna. Not to many remember and hold them equal any longer…


I do not have astrology to back it up but I feel confident that it is highly unlikely Trump will be impeached.

And I wholly agree that he is a deeply disturbed man.


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Dear slightkc, I feel sure it (what Neptune dissolves and what rises from the chaos) will be good. What the Pubs want now is fundamentally NOT democracy as you have noted. The whole idea from the beginning was that the U.S. be a democracy.

The Republican party is unraveling as fast as it can and we who never thought something like this could happen have not yet reached the point where we can breathe easily knowing it will all end well.

Maybe (like my brother tells me) I rely too heavily on astrology, specifically the cycles that depict transformation for the U.S. in the future, but I say bah, humbug, the U.S. was an experiment in democracy by the gods and goddesses and they aren’t about to abandon it.

Rather, their plan is to upgrade it but for us it is an unpleasant experience when we are in the dark about the outcomes. All this Pluto-square-Uranus upheaval and the Neptune dissolution surrounding us makes us feel like survivors clinging to a life raft.

If we can get a grip on our fears (Jupiter will sextile Saturn at the time of the August eclipse) and hang on until the 3rd Saturn-trine-Uranus takes place in November and the 1st Jupiter-trine-Neptune in December, I feel that a respite from the insanity will be provided us in 2018.

These are despicable things we are forced to observe and our collective morale is at its lowest point. It all must be done in order to realize what is really important and what is needed from us to maintain it. The devastation must (apparently) reach the lowest common denominator in order to register in our collective hearts and minds. We can do this but only if we believe we can do it.

When Saturn and Neptune began their cycle in 1989 the transiting Nessus was conjunct the U.S. Neptune and the transiting Pholus was conjunct the U.S. natal Uranus. These 2 centaurs act as translators between the outer planet-speak and the societal planets Jupiter and Saturn, so when we witness the mayhem (Pholus) and abuse (Nessus) remember it is the way the gods must communicate what’s at stake here. Better to know than to remain in the dark.

The chart for the cycle between Saturn and Neptune has a sextile between Uranus at 4+ Capricorn and Venus + North Node at 4+ Pisces that forms a Yod to the U.S. North Node at 6+ Leo. On Wednesday the 26th transiting Sun and Mars will be conjunct at 4+ Leo to light up that Yod’s apex point (U.S. NN) where adjustment must take place. At the same time transiting Venus will conjunct the Uranus Discovery degree, and yes that will activate the T-square in the Uranus Discovery chart.

What I think it means is that Uranus is giving us a breakthrough moment; an awakening of our consciousness that can directly lead us to the path (U.S. North Node) forward and an awareness of our true values (Venus). At the same time, the Neptune-Saturn cycle is providing the incentive to make necessary adjustments via the transiting Sun-Mars conjunction at 4+ Leo. (Follow the yellow brick road!)

Additionally, the placement of Neptune in the Uranus Discovery chart at 4+ Libra supports (sextiles) the transiting Sun-Mars at 4+ Leo which conjuncts the U.S. North Node while that Neptune also squares the Saturn-Neptune chart’s Uranus in Capricorn, part of the Yod that’s pushing for adjustment.

I’m seeing that as a dulling of the harshness of Uranus as well as the fact that Neptune, in the Uranus Discovery chart, is himself at the apex of a Yod requiring him to make an adjustment too. Kind of a quid-pro-quo or you-scratch-my-back-and-I’ll-scratch-yours arrangement.

This transiting square between Sun and Jupiter we have just experienced is an overlay to the U.S. natal Sun square Saturn. As such it gives off a temporary optimism, a breather from the angst we carry. So lighten up and believe that this is an adventure you wouldn’t want to miss if you only realized just how awesome it will eventually turn out.

Bob, the hits just keep coming! Thank you for your dedication. Well we are dealing with 2 crazy men so does that mean they cancel each other out? My gut feeling is that L’il Kim is taunting the big bad USA but I’ve not studied the info about his chart. Mostly he wants the attention is my guess and that will be enough; getting all the other countries to recognize his power is what drives him, not starting a war.

Some comments on barbk’s posts July4, 5:48pm+, LG, Slightkc etc. An excerpt of her post is below and her comments are sensible and her qualifications are noted, but I don’t have the optimistic view that the situation might result in a positive breakthrough or consciousness raising – it could I suppose, and I wish and hope it would, but I don’t think it is realistic (and certainly not in the short run).

“that this is happening in order to dissolve (Neptune) many of the structures, establishments and order (all Saturn things) we rely on in this country as a way of life. From all this chaos should rise the new and (hopefully) improved order that will incorporate the fixes to lifelong differences among us such as racial inequality…….This has convinced me that what we are building up to is a Uranian breakthrough: shocking, revolutionary, highly technical (as in computers), and a shortcut to the future. It will involve force and possibly violence (Mars), difficulty in finding agreeable solutions (opposition) and that’s not all……Trump then is serving a purpose and that has to do with Uranus as breakthroughs……Baby steps.”

Although society will do what it will in time, I think political polarization, economic brutality and gun violence are what they are. Pleasant surprises internally are unlikely and the external threats are real and potentially drastic. No amount of gloss takes away pain from the people who experience it, although future generations may modify their views and actions afterwards. Long before that, somebody pays the price. This view is not the same as people coming to see the light and actively changing their beliefs in the present and, regarding Trump, there is a saying in our household that when the head is stupid, the whole body suffers!

At no time in history has any nation done a U-turn in their national views overnight (that I know of), unless they were driven to it and forced to adapt to new circumstances. England during the Blitz comes to mind. I don’t think that is the sort of thing that is meant by a ‘breakthrough’ in barbk’s comments (if I’m wrong, please say).

In history, there are winners and losers and the losing ones don’t get consolation prizes like kids do in elementary school. They get crushed, wiped out, beaten, or they resist and pray to win, or survive. Look at the history of the colonies and settlements – civil war, other wars, poverty, subjugation of native peoples, slavery, and on. Not just the US, it is everywhere – including Canada, which is another topic, but don’t be fooled, Canada’s history isn’t all sweetness either!

So, where is the breakthrough? Gaining and holding on to people’s rights has been a long process of grinding down powerful opposition. The people who were/are downtrodden found unity in shared threats such as the great depression and WWII. History isn’t for sissies. Or if you prefer the analogy of William Butler Yeats – “gyres” are a very slow road to enlightenment.

On the astrology behind Nancy’s and the other posts, I ran the same charts as there was so much to understand. I was blown away with the ‘density’ of the aspects up to the end of August. There is so much going on, it makes your head spin. In particular, I noted the progressed USA chart for July 19th (Nancy’s 5:13 time), with transits. There are several clusters of close aspects, as below, some of which were discussed by Nancy and barbk. Whenever I have seen such redundancy in charts (i.e. multiple contacts in close orbs between natal /progressed /transit levels), it has shown that real stuff happens, not trends or subtle shifts, which is in line with the other comments.

1(all for July 19): Natal Pluto is at 27Capricorn, natal Moon at 27Aquarius (sensitive degree due to closeness of the 30 degree aspect). Transiting Sun and Mars are at 27/29 Cancer, opposite natal Pluto at 27Capricorn and progressed Pluto at 29Capricorn (not that it means much as Pluto progressions take forever). Transiting Chiron is at 28Pisces; transiting Uranus at 28Aries. Progressed Venus at 27Aries is conjunct the transiting Uranus; progressed Neptune at 26VirgoRx is at the degree of the progressed Nodes (26 Cancer/Cap) and opposed by the transiting Chiron from 28Pisces.

2: Natal Saturn is at 14Libra, progressed Sun at 12Pisces, transiting Jupiter 15Libra, transiting Neptune at ~14PiscesRx (conjunct the progressed Sun). Both Progressed Sun and transiting Neptune are square progressed Moon at 17Sag (which is past exactness by July 19) and square the natal Ascendant. Transiting Neptune at ~14PiscesRx is inconjunct natal Saturn at 14 Libra and also square transiting Venus at 16 Gemini (a T-square).

3: Progressed Moon, Chiron, Venus and Mars make a foursome around the chart. Progressed Moon at 17Sag is sextile progressed Mars at 17LibraRx. Progressed Moon is opposed by progressed Venus at 16Gemini. Progressed Mars is opposed by progressed Chiron at 17Aries. Transiting Pluto is at 17CapRx; transiting Venus at 16 Gemini. Progressed Moon is 45 degrees to progressed Saturn at 3 Scorpio.

4: Transiting Saturn at 22SagRx in 1st is trine transiting Uranus at 28Aries and progressed Venus at 27Aries. Transiting Saturn also opposes natal Mars at 21 Gemini in the natal 7th and transiting Venus at 16 Gemini.

5: Progressed Moon at 17Sag is past its inconjunction to progressed Jupiter at 15CancerRx so it would appear that progressed Jupiter will not be very helpful to the Moon past mid-July. Progressed Moon is in natal 1st house and progressed Jupiter is at the cusp of the 8th (an opponent’s or partner’s money; banks). Jupiter rules the US ascendant (Sag); the body politic in mundane astrology. Possibly there might be financial woes?

Sort all that out, will ya (this is the danger of Neptune – it fools everybody)! What does it all mean? Beats me, but it seems to be a lot for one little day in July! We shall see….

Steve Judd, so humble says…
I made a mistake!
Regarding The Coming Full Moon!

Jared Kushner ‘laughed’ when asked to save the Paris Climate Agreement: report


Frank Rich’s latest:


There’s nothing new in Trump letting loose with a nasty misogynistic blow like the one he landed on Brzezinski. What is new is the back story of an alleged blackmail effort by Trump and/or Jared Kushner to use the threat of a National Enquirer expose on Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough as a cudgel to win favorable Trump coverage on “Morning Joe.” Scarborough has tweeted that he has phone records and texts from Trump’s “top aides” to prove this. It is incumbent on him and MSNBC to release that evidence now, particularly given the prominent role “Morning Joe” played in boosting Trump’s candidacy when it counted most, in the early stages of the campaign.

As for the Trump tweet of his “wrestling” CNN to the ground, it is not news that he hates the press, hates CNN in particular, and has called for violence against his critics. Nor is it a novelty that the imagery in a Trump tweet was lifted from a post by an alt-right thug known for anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism, and homophobia. But the new level of Trump mental instability dramatized by this tweet is notable. The escalating violence of his tweets at a time when his and the GOP’s entire agenda is on life-support makes you wonder if a complete breakdown is arriving sooner than I and others have thought. The wrestling tweet is batshit crazy, comparable to a drunk Nixon talking to the pictures on the White House walls during his final meltdown.

.Ellie Arroway: You’re not real. None of this is real.

.Alien: [disguised as her father] That’s my scientist.

.Ellie Arroway: [looking the beach around you] When I was unconscious, you downloaded my thoughts, my memories, even Pensacola.

.Alien: We thought this might make things easier for you.




Ann Druyan

DOB June 13, 1949
Queens, New York

Natal Sun 22 Gemini
2017 Solar Arc Sun 00 Virgo


Semi-Sextile Kite

Pallas 01 Leo
Saturn 00 Virgo
Uranus 00 Cancer


Jupiter 01 Aquarius

Also, remember that up to now most of Trump’s troubles have been self-inflicted wounds. We are now entering the phase (due to Saturn transits hitting US chart very hard as of July 1) of real crisis in which he must perform effectively and appropriately, but will fall short. The first seems to be the missile launch in North Korea and how to deal with it. it comes under the Saturn transit square to US Neptune, a hard lesson in reality when we thought something less troubling was likely (Neptune illusion).

The second issue may be the hard reality of the G20, where the members are willing to go without the US on trade. Trump’s grandiose America First fantasy (Neptune) is hitting up against the reality of its actual impact and problematic implications (Saturn). Note also that Saturn is currently opposite Trump’s Sun, exact in the late afternoon Friday in Hamburg, as the G20 ends.

The biggest triggers to the Saturn transit to US Neptune and Trump’s Sun will come early morning Hamburg time on 7/7, late evening to midnight US East Coast time on 7/6 (tonight), with the Moon/Saturn conjunction. And from evening 7/7 to 7 AM 7/9 EDT with tr Mars quincunx tr Saturn. Note that in addition there is a Sun/Pluto opposition all of 7/9 (Sunday) thus overlapping this Saturn transit. The Moon triggers that in the early hours of 7/9. I expect big trouble somewhere with implications for Trump and his inability to act effectively in the crisis as well as a painful reality check for the US (tr Saturn to Neptune). There is also a Mars transit to Trump’s Saturn beginning mid day 7/9 through all of 7/10, pointing again to very upsetting issues for him.

The next few days will be big in terms of breaking news and trouble for Trump with consequences for the country. It will no longer be just humiliating and obnoxious. Actions and words have consequences.


To my thinking, the Saturn influence is already here – finally coming to fully realize how powerless the U.S. is to make any strike against North Korea’s nuclear facilities; we now know that the proximity of these nuclear facilities to South Korea and Japan puts that option in check. There is no real U.S. military option here; this is quintessentially restrictive and humiliating for the once-uber-powerful US. We’re pretty much already f—-d. The U.S. with its CIA, NSA, FBI and military prowess has failed to accurately perceive and form effective strategies regarding NK. nuclear build up for the last two decades. Its too late now. Game over.

I think you are correct.
What’s scary is that DJT does not, and cannot grasp the reality of it and is quite likely to try a military option anyway. I don’t think the man really or genuinely cares who lives and who dies as a result of his actions.

from 12:47 July 4 Starlight comment:

“What is missing from most of the discussion here and in the media generally is that when someone has a preexisting emotional or mental imbalance, significant stress can exacerbate the symptoms and possibly lead to decompensation (falling apart or breakdown).”

I can feel it coming. G-d help us when he actually has his breakdown.


I had a solar return this week and in that SR chart Pluto was rising and the Moon in Scorpio was on the MC. Of course Pluto was opposite Mars in the 7th house so I had been expecting blowback. Thank you Beowulfie.

In my wildest dreams I would never predict how Uranus energy would manifest, but experience and history corroborates how Uranus wipes away whatever stands in its way when it is time for breakthroughs. Perhaps through devastation such as the Gulf Oil disaster or a Hurricane like Katrina, the country – as a whole – at such a time would focus on its mutual problems and away from personal problems.

My last comment (2:57 AM today) is still in moderation but in it I point out that my perception of coming events in the US are based on long-running cycles that involve the outer planets, along with transiting planet aspects. In particular I see the energies of Uranus (breakthrough) and Saturn (status quo) in cooperation (trine) as a kind of pathway to what seems (on a purely Saturn level) impossible becoming possible (breakthroughs).

One has to lift one’s sights above ground level (Saturn), utilize one’s imagination (Neptune) and trust in something greater than what is “known” in order to create something new. That takes courage and faith in the unknown.

Fear and practicality (Saturn) often prevent us from such risk. Miracles come from somewhere and we are in a time when enormous world-wide change is taking place. That change comes from a level of consciousness not based in everyday reality but on a level where the symbols of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto reside.

As a native Cancerian I am cautious to a fault. However, solar return Pluto is so close to my solar return ascendant and solar return Moon which rules my Cancer Sun is in Scorpio and on the solar return MC, so day’am the torpedoes and full speed ahead. We are in uncharted waters but – for now – I’m sticking to my convictions.

Oh Barb, I did have that hope, more than feeling, that Trump would have been outed by now, along with all those who engineered his ascent to the presidency. He is clearly mentally challenged.

Like Will, Elesio, Nancy, and so many others (including my remaining family), it seems clear that the US — its very essence — has been under some Neptunian dream particularly the mantra of “giving him (Trump) a chance.” By proxy, that the US will remain great just because we’re the US despite empirical evidence and a mountain of historical evidence. My own long life’s experience cannot put a smiley face on what is happening now. I literally shudder when I think how ill equipped we are to care for our own basic needs — food, clean water, air, even basic herbal care. How quickly we are devolving into an existence that belies any notion of decency.

There is a trans-Neptunian object named Mors-Somnus transiting at 14+ Taurus that sextiles transiting Neptune at 14+ Pisces which puts transiting Jupiter at 14+ Libra (who is conjunct U.S. natal Saturn at 14+ Libra) at the apex point of a Yod. It is a call for adjustment at the Libra degree where trans. Jupiter (understanding) and U.S. Saturn (limits) are conjoined.

Phil Sedgwick has written about this TNO and an excerpt reads:
“Perhaps it is time to dare to dream. Honor Mors-Somnus and awaken the soul from lethargic sleepiness and apathy. Feel, perceive and invoke dreams.”

Trans. Mors-Somnus is also sextile the transiting Sun at 14+ Cancer today. Sun symbolizes consciousness. Trans. Mors-Somnus is intervening (as is trans. Neptune and trans. Jupiter) in the U.S. natal square energy between Sun and Saturn which seems prophetic as all get out.

Read more . . .

Maybe this will work better . . .


Barbk, I like your definition of breakthrough a lot (12:52pm) – the ‘impossible becoming possible’ certainly fits the times. And yes, please do stick to your convictions! Yours are kinder, and I hope for everyone’s sake that you prove to be right. I’m a Libra with a pile of Scorpio, a Capricorn moon, and the generational post-war Saturn/Pluto/Mars stellium – which is a different kettle of fish – why astrology is even an interest is beyond me! LOL

. . or you can just Google Mors-Somnus like I did.

I understand Karen F and I shudder too. You and I and everyone who comes here is ready, beyond ready, to have Trump and his band of merry men gone, gone, gone. But not everyone in our country is. We have to suffer until more come on board with this thinking that he is shredding our country’s long-worked-for achievements (Saturn).

This thinking is part of the awakening process and the best way, as far as I can see, to endure the process is to look beyond to the final results.

It can be likened to the growing process where kids can’t wait to become adults and not be bossed around by parents, teachers, etc. But, like kids, we aren’t ready yet to take on the adult responsibilities that wisdom (Jupiter) and experience (Saturn) provides for kids learning to be grownups. We are getting these experiences that are sobering us up to the reality we must, together, fix.

The Saturn-Jupiter cycle is coming to a close. Their square from Uranus at the time when the cycle began in 2000 is challenging us. Uranus was located in Aquarius where the U.S. progressed Mercury is, a progressed Mercury that for so long was retrograde. Now, in forward motion, the thinking process is ready to tackle, at Uranian speed, the problems within our present society.

We have had 8 months to absorb and lament the election results and it has been grueling. Like picking up the pieces after a tornado has ripped our lives apart, we continue to grieve over what was. Now we set about replacing what has been taken away and making it as flawless as possible.

Would we have attempted to do such a gargantuan task without the tornado? Not likely. The higher spheres of consciousness have been called upon to see that we do so, come hell or high water. We must man-up and see the future U.S. as greater even than it was before. We must not let fear and entropy win.

Team Trump So Inept: “Imagine when he finds out every other World Leader is staying in a nicer place than he is” The Blind Leading the Blind.


Happy belated BD, barb! Wishing you excellent health and much love, prosperity & happiness!

I do not think the meeting between ofvladimir and vladimir tomorrow will be a happy one.

vladimir’s relocated Zenith is at 262°05′ and transiting Saturn at 262°23′ will be on it. His progressed Sun/Pluto midpoint at 203°38′ with progressed Saturn on it will be squared by transit Mars at 113°32′. Perhaps he will tell of that he is through with him, that he is cutting him loose, and that he will be on his own to clean up this mess.

of’s relocated west Point will be at 139°15′, his progressed Sun/Saturn midpoint at 139°01′ will be on it.

For the meeting, of’s relocated MC will be at 229°15′. Sibly’s relocated Sun at 229°10′ will be on it. of’s relocated Zenith will be at 194°38′. Sibly’s natal Saturn at 194°36′ will be on it.

Happy Solar Return Barb

Happy B’day Barb. Don’t let the donald shake your hand but you can give him a slice of cake. 2 slices.


Happy birthday

Happy Solar Return Barb K.
and many more healthy, strong, aware, prosperous ones in which you are surrounded by people who cherish and love you

must see 7/6 ‘The Last Word ‘ MSNBC Lawrence O’Donnell

the tape usually available the next day and the transcript a few days later

More than one-third of U.S. states on Thursday sued the U.S. Education Department and Secretary Betsy DeVos over the recent suspension of rules that would have swiftly canceled the student-loan debt of people defrauded by Corinthian Colleges Inc and other for-profit schools.

Last month DeVos pressed pause on the rules, due to take effect on July 1, saying they needed to be reset.

Just watched Lawrence O’Donnell – I sure hope the concept of the army field manual’s 5 core capacities for fitness to command as a benchmark, can get some legal and public media traction regarding evaluating trumps fitness to be ‘commander in chief’

For those who sigh that things are so difficult in the US (justifiably) and could be better if the states were more sensible, say like Canada, here’s a little taste of what goes on up north. Lots of stuff could use fixing here too! As the royal motto goes, keep calm and carry on. 🙂


What a treat! Thank you Sharon, Kiwi, Bob, alex, and Eliseo for the birthday good wishes. Best wishes for you as well.


44 States Say No to Trump: Resistance Grows as Trump’s Election Commission Seeks Private Voter Data


The current model and the current strategy of the Democratic Party is an absolute failure.”

Transcript: (follows)

Kris Kobach, SOS Kansas
March 26, 1966
Madison, Wisconsin

~ per The Nation

Kris Kobach Is Helping Trump Lay Groundwork for Nationwide Voter Suppression Effort. StoryJuly 05, 2017. Watch icon Watch Full Show.

The Trump Administration’s Voter-Suppression Plans Are Backfiring …
2 days ago – On June 28, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the vice chair of Donald … AriBerman: “They’re going to lie about voter fraud to then put in .

alex, thanks so much for posting the link to Bernie Sanders’ speech. You have done us a great service. I particularly liked when he said “The Democratic Party must, finally, understand which side it is on. And that cannot be the side of Wall Street or the fossil fuel industry or the drug companies.” Yay!

And he says “Now is not the time to throw your hands up and say ‘I’m giving up, I’m in despair, I’m burned out”. How inspiring; I needed that!!

With all Sanders enthusiasm…
Why didn’t he encourage Hillary to come out much more and speak to the people? Bernie was running the show like he was the the Candidate. Clinton must have had people telling her: Just Relax, No Way Trump Could Win This, so she did next to nothing.

During the period between August 2015 and May 2016 transiting Jupiter and Saturn made 3 final squares to each other in their present 20 year cycle that will end in 2020. As they did so they were bringing down to the consciousness level of humanity some activity that had resulted from what two sets of triple-planet aspects (that included outer planets) symbolized. These 3 squares took place during Obama’s 2nd term.

In 2009 transiting Jupiter participated in a conjunction with transiting Neptune and transiting Chiron that was conjunct the U.S. natal Moon-Pallas in Aquarius. In July and August, 2010 transiting Saturn made his 5th opposition to trans. Uranus and his 3rd square with trans. Pluto (who was opposite U.S. Venus), cementing what would become the famous 7 exact squares between trans. Uranus and Pluto that would technically begin in 2012.

These 2 sets of outer planet interaction with U.S. natal planets, along with either trans. Jupiter or trans. Saturn, were the bookends for the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare which happened in March 2010.

During that July-August 2010 period transiting Jupiter opposed transiting Saturn (having already squared trans. Pluto) and went on to conjunct trans. Uranus (again) in September 2010. This dynamic period resulted in the creation of a powerful T-square between transiting planets in Aries, Capricorn and Libra, cardinal signs that are symbols of action taken.

This T-square put the U.S. natal Venus at 3 Cancer 06 into a grand cross formation between planets in action-oriented cardinal signs. All the transiting planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, Uranus would hard-aspect U.S. Venus, symbol of U.S. values, between December 2009 and February 2012, usually more than once. That was during Obama’s 1st term in the White House.

So, the U.S. Moon was host for a conjunction between transiting Neptune, Jupiter and Chiron, and the U.S. Venus participated in a grand cross with transiting Uranus (+ Jupiter), Saturn and Pluto between the years of 2009 and 2012, as the transiting Jupiter-Saturn cycle went about its business, all-the-while incorporating outer planet intervention. All well-meaning of course.

I’m thinking the disruption in our country that ensued can be attributed to the outer planet intervention. In other words, Neptune, Uranus and Pluto, in the case of the U.S. involved Moon and Venus aspect patterns, have symbolically hastened the evolution of our country and we just have to deal with it. Not the end of the world but difficult to comprehend for the majority of us.

A brief look back at the 2000 chart for the start of the present Jupiter-Saturn 20-year cycle shows transiting Uranus in a square with transiting Jupiter and Neptune and transiting Neptune conjunct the U.S. natal South Node. Transiting Pluto at 11+ Sagittarius and transiting Chiron at 14+ Sagittarius spanned the U.S. ascendant at 12+ Sagittarius. We should have seen it coming.

An even briefer look at the 2020 Jupiter-Saturn new cycle start has Neptune at 18+ Pisces, Uranus at 6+ Taurus and Pluto at 23+ Capricorn. This cycle doesn’t seem as focused on the U.S. natal chart although:

1. Pluto will oppose the U.S. Mercury in Cancer while squaring his same chart’s Venus-conjunct Eris at 23+ Aries;

2. Neptune sextiles the U.S. natal Vesta at 19+ Taurus and opposes the 2020 chart’s Vesta at 18+ Virgo. Neptune also squares the same chart’s nodes in Gemini and Sagittarius and that creates a grand cross when Vesta in Virgo is added. That Vesta trines the U.S. Vesta too;

3. Uranus squares the U.S. nodes in Leo (north) and Aquarius (south).

Risking possible shame and humiliation, I’d say that this particular Jupiter-Saturn cycle we are closing out was the big kahuna and the next 20 year cycle . .
(although it indicates much for the U.S. to work out regarding how and what to invest in and which forms of education and communication need a complete overhaul)
. . will not shake us to our core as this one has.

Patty, what makes you think he didn’t?

At least check out the first 20 min.
What have we come to?
Trump is Frosting on the Cake!

“United States Secrets ” Award Winning Frontline Documentary” P1https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yD1fclzs1g

There is a type of extreme narcissistic personality disorder that will harm the “other” as a way to be remembered forever by them. You know – the way some stalkers do. I am starting to feel that is what our Dear Leader is suffering from.

That or he is being blackmailed to the hilt.
Or both.


I keep wondering what eclipse-triggered-Trump event might occur that will turn the blame directly on him. Maybe health care. Anything military usually ups the patriotic hoo haa for way too long.

In the meantime, I count to ten every few minutes and try to “be the peace”.


A very happy birthday to you!

Ripley, in the photo from your link, Trump’s handshake with Putin seems to stand out – body language experts comment that palm up is submissive stance, palm down in dominant stance. If true, Trump submits to Putin in that photo.

Trump Aides: We Nod Politely Or Ignore Him When He Rants About Podesta

by Maggie Serota
July 7, 2017

On Friday morning, President Trump tweeted that everyone at the G20 summit was “talking about why John Podesta refused to give the DNC server to the FBI and the CIA.” That statement is erroneous for several reasons, the first of which is that no one at the summit was talking about the former Hillary Clinton campaign chair except for Trump.

A senior White House official confirmed as much to The Daily Beast:

“I have no idea what he’s talking about,” an aide on the trip with Trump said.

Officials traveling with the president insist that “Trump himself brought it up” unprompted while talking to his staff.




Mark Zuckerberg
May 14, 1984
White Plains, New York

Facebook a step closer to providing global internet access with drones
Facebook has taken a major step towards creating a drone designed to beam internet access to remote areas of the world.



Mark Zuckerberg:
Born on 14 May 1984,
Time: 5.38 AM (EDT), at White Plains, NY

(Noon Chart)


Mark Zuckerberg & Facebook


continued – Mark Zuckerman

Fixed Grand Cross (world stage)

Mercury 29 Aries (>00 Taurus) – 12TH House
IC 00 Leo – 4TH House
Pluto 00 Scorpio – 6TH House
MC 00 Aquarius – 10TH House

Woke this morning with belated birthday wishes for you, Barb! Your year, will be full of insights that will be of great benefit to us all, and most certainly for you.

Patty said, “With all Sanders enthusiasm…
Why didn’t he encourage Hillary to come out much more and speak to the people? Bernie was running the show like he was the the Candidate.”

Hillary had a CAMPAIGN MANAGER who ‘ran her show’ and a husband, a popular FORMER PRESIDENT, who was a master campaigner to tell her what to do; that was not Bernie’s job! Stop blaming Bernie for Hillary’s loss.

Happy belated Birthday Barb! Wishing you many more…

Ivanka sits in for President Trump at G-20

The 35-year-old former fashion model sat at the table with Xi Jinping, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Angela Merkel, and others.
Nepotism allegations »

Donald Trump ‘behaving like a dictator by leaving underqualified socialite daughter to fill in for him at G20’

As America woke to the news that Donald Trump had dispatched his eldest daughter, Ivanka, to fill in for him at a G20 meeting with world leaders, the response of people ran from outraged to stunned, and then back to outraged. “Why the hell is Ivanka Trump sitting in for daddy at G20 meetings?! What are her qualifications? Nicholas Kristoff, a columnist for the New York Times, said: “Ivanka fills in for her dad beside Xi Jinping.

Last night Richard Engle filled in for Rachael with reporting that pretty much said mafia types run the Russian govt these days. He backs up what I have suspected for a very long time – that I think the US is not too far behind – I hope not irredeemable.
Another interesting angle he focused on is that the US far right wingers are also warming significantly to the Russian influence peddlers and Russian orthodox church – My fear is that we are fast going back to days of yore when the ‘church,’ the front for many unspeakable crimes (think Italian catholic hierarchy hiding mafia and other sins), ruled the ‘civilized’ world, and kept their masses unthinking and submissive.

interesting read – dovetails somewhat with my comments above



I am perplexed by your statement, “Bernie was running the show, like he was the candidate.”?

How exactly did he do that in your opinion?

I have to wonder if the chaos in Hamburg was not instigated by thugs to give otherwise peaceful protestors a bad name

“For the meeting, of’s relocated MC will be at 229°15?. Sibly’s relocated Sun at 229°10? will be on it.”

Should have read “For the meeting, ofvladimir’s progressed relocated MC will be at 229°15?. Sibly’s relocated Sun will be on the Desc.. With Sibly’s Saturn on the progressed relocated Zenith and ofvladimir’s own progressed Sun/Saturn midpoint on the West Point the US would seem to have been at a disadvantage.”.


“For the meeting, of’s relocated MC will be at 229°15?. Sibly’s relocated Sun at 229°10? will be on it.”

Should have read “For the meeting, ofvladimir’s progressed relocated MC will be at 229°15′. Sibly’s relocated Sun will be on the Desc.. With Sibly’s Saturn on the progressed relocated Zenith and ofvladimir’s own progressed Sun/Saturn midpoint on the West Point the US would seem to have been at a disadvantage.”.


‘He doesn’t speak for the rest of America’: Jerry Brown shows up in Hamburg amid G20 — and shreds Trump


Here is a senior journalist’s summary of Trump’s G20 performance and the decline of US influence



CNN is currently airing a re-run of its excellent March 13, 2017 documentary…….

CNN Special Report, Fareed Zakaria, The Most Powerful Man in the World, Vladimir Putin

Here’s the 43 minute documentary posted in youtube…….


will, Karen F, Asta, I so appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thank you for your well wishes and God bless.

This may not mean all that much but I’m going to dig a bit more into a scenario and see if the gods are trying to tell us something about the August total solar eclipse.

Ten days ago on June 28th transiting Mars and transiting Mercury were conjunct at 15+ Cancer. Because of Mercury’s upcoming retrograde in August, they will meet again. . . twice.

The next conjunction between trans. Mercury and Mars on September 3 will be IN THE SAME DEGREE AS THE ECLIPSE WILL TAKE PLACE, 28+ Leo, and Mercury will be in the process of stationing direct and quite powerful. They will meet a 3rd time 2 weeks later in Virgo.

I ran a chart for their conjunction on September 3, 5:30 AM, DC, and they are right at the ascendant. The Aquarian Moon in the 6th house is conjunct the U.S. South Node (as well as conjunct Neptune in the Jupiter-Saturn cycle chart and Pluto in the Uranus Discovery chart) at 6+ Aquarius.

Just like the slower moving planets these faster moving planets, Mercury and Mars, have a cycle and the chart for their conjunction will reveal pertinent information on what their cycle is about. Since there are 3 conjunctions this time it would take some dedicated study, however I have already seen this tidbit in their 1st conjunction.

Both Mercury and Mars trined Pluto, squared Jupiter and opposed Pluto within days of their 1st conjunction.

Trans. Jupiter was exactly quincunx (not the 1st time) trans. Neptune on the 4th-5th of July and Jupiter will exactly square trans. Pluto (again) on August 4th. This sextile (minus 4 degrees from exact) between trans. Neptune and Pluto and their quincunx or square to trans. Jupiter is being spotlighted by the period between June 28th and Sept. 16th; the span between the 1st and 3rd conjunctions between trans. Mercury and Mars.

And no, I don’t know what it means. Yet.

However, because Trump’s trip to the G20 summit and meeting with Putin, et al. falls within the span between the 1st Mercury-Mars conjunction and the eclipse, and Jupiter (foreigners, long trips), Neptune (lies, fake news, illusions) and Pluto (power plays, breakdown of structures) figure into that scene, I’m thinking the August eclipse will reveal something about this trip but not until September 3rd.

In the eclipse chart Mercury at 8+ Virgo squares the U.S. Uranus (near the 7th house cusp of partners and open enemies) at 8+ Gemini.

Something is afoot and I believe fleet-footed Mercury and take-action Mars are the agents for the Jupiter-square-Pluto-and-quincunx-Neptune-who-sextiles-Pluto team. Perhaps if the U.S. can’t get this problem straightened out the rest of the world might lend us a hand. I’m guessing that would require Chiron (which means “hand”?)

Well, there is that quincunx (adjustment) in the August Solar Eclipse chart between Chiron in Pisces and the Leo eclipse. And there is that long-standing transiting semi-sextile between Chiron and Uranus.

Long ago in 1898 trans. Chiron and Uranus met in Sagittarius. This will be brief. At that time there was a specific Yod that correlates with where Mercury will be at the time of the August solar eclipse. Here it is:

In the chart for the Chiron-Uranus cycle transiting Mars at 8+ Leo and transiting Pallas (the Strategist) at 8+ Libra formed a Yod with transiting Nessus (abuses power, poisons, deceives in order to draw attention) at 8+ Pisces. The August eclipse Mercury is opposite that apex-point-Nessus from the Chiron-Uranus cycle. That makes it a Boomerang.

Mercury in the eclipse chart now taps into all that combined energy (Mars, Pallas, Nessus) from the Chiron-Uranus cycle and squares the U.S. Uranus in Gemini, and what do you suppose he will do with it? hmmm . .

As a bonus, at the time Nessus (in the Chiron-Uranus chart) was square a conjunction between Sun and Venus at 9+ Sagittarius. It could be a clue.

I would welcome any thoughts.

Just checking in and wanted to quickly list two articles:

First one by John Dean addresses the rigidity and craving for authoritarianism of Trump’s supporters, why their minds will never be changed and how we need to go after the anti-Hillary voters and others who only voted for Trump because he wasn’t Hillary, etc. Easy to read, fairly short –


The second article is very well written and self-explanatory:

“The Fake President” by Barbra Streisand (Huffinton Post)


ERROR Alert . . . Both Mercury and Mars trined Neptune, not Pluto.


Sharon, great article by john dean, Thanks!

Did anyone else realize that trump was not only on the end in the G20 ‘class’ photo, (before the Macron ‘rescue’) the man next to him is president of the muslim country of Indonesia! That would not have gone down well with his white supremacist base – if they even knew!

Pat Thurston is Smoking Hot Tonight at KGO Radio!
Thurston is former FBI and she’s delving deeply into Trump Corruption.

I may have missed this from earlier posts, but has someone looked at Trump Jr’s chart recently? We all got a full moon reveal today care of Junior.

Kiwi, I read that photo positions are determined by how long they have been in office, except the host is always at the center front.

While watching an author being interviewed re: her book on C-Span she remarked that you have to “feed lies” to the public, when referring to Trump. I wondered if that’s why I’ve seen Ceres in important aspects in so many charts lately.

For example, Ceres is exactly conjunct Trump’s Jupiter in the Chiron-Uranus conjunction in 1898. She is at 29+ Aries (sextile Venus) in the Uranus-Pluto conjunction on April 4, 1966, and she’s at 28+ Aries (opposite Jupiter) in the Neptune-Uranus chart in October, 1993, so transiting Uranus (28+ Aries) is firing up those 2 cycles via their Ceres placements.

In July’s New Moon on the 23rd Ceres will conjunct the U.S. natal Jupiter at 5+ Cancer and in the August solar eclipse Ceres at 17+ Cancer opposes Pluto at 17+ Capricorn and squares Trump’s Jupiter at 17+ Libra (that trines his natal Uranus at 17+ Gemini).

It does seem synchronous to have caught that interview and that particular phrase about feeding lies after seeing a prominent Ceres so often in the last few weeks so I thought I’d share.

The author is Brooke Gladstone and the title of her tiny book is “The Trouble With Reality: A Rumination On Moral Panic In Our Time ($8.95)

Dear barbk, you asked for feedback on your analysis. I know from nothing about astrology,and only have landed on this site from a suggestion elsewhere, but as I am by profession a “statisical analyst” or a “numerical scientist” or a “quantitatve analysis specialist” — very cool tems I use so my students don’t freak out in my statistics couses and decide to go no farther in the the field, I applaud you. Regardless of your subject matter, I would hire you in an instant, so if you ever need a job, give me a call–your attention to detail is amazing, but far more important is your willingnesness to consider alternative methods, to incorporate the work of others, and to challenge your own observations, all marks of a true scientist. I don’t want to say you missed your calling, but my own profession would be well served to have someone of your investigative abilities and insight among us. The readers of this site are lucky to have you. So this post has nothing to do with politics or astrology but is my humble recognition of a master!

“The Handshake Heard Around the World”?


From the NYT’s this morning:

President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer during the 2016 campaign, White House advisers say.

The meeting, whose existence was reported by The Times on Saturday, was also attended by the president’s campaign chairman at the time, Paul Manafort, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

Mr. Trump’s son gave two different explanations for the discussion, which Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, described as a “big nothing burger.” But it points to the central question in federal investigations into meddling in the presidential election: whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russians.

I would say that the weekend aspects and in particular the Mars conjunction to Trump’s Saturn manifested in the following ways:

horrible reviews for Trumps’ performance at the G20, especially his meeting with Putin. That he could talk for even a minute about working with the Russians about cybersecurity is such a threat to national security that it borders on treason;

And another layer of the collusion story is coming forth with the Don Jr. expose. It is so easy to imagine these guys being excited about any source for dirt on Hillary, with little to no understanding about or care that it might come from the Russians.

Good clip from Morning Joe on this:


And I think Trump should be impeached because he is becoming a grave threat to national security and for dereliction of duty. He is doing nothing to strengthen our cyber defenses or our defense against actual fake news in elections; he is talking about working with the Russians in cyber defense; he is destroying our working relationships with allies; and of course collusion with an adversary in election tampering and the emoluments clause issues.

Gulp! Thank you Gfarler!

Astrologey is the sole subject in which I am a compulsive fact checker. It is an obsession. So grateful for knowing there is someone out there that sees that as a positive and not an illness. Stick around, there’s more to come.

Er, astrology not astrologey.


Jared Kushner Tried and Failed to Get a Half-Billion Dollar Bailout From Qatar.

“The Kushner’s purchase of 666 5th Avenue for a record breaking $1.8 billion in 2007 was capstone to an era marked by high prices and reckless amounts of debt. The Kushners invested $500 million in the building, and took out debt to cover the rest. But even at the height of a bubbling New York real estate market, there were clear signs that the price was too high and the debt was too much.”

Found it interesting that the building with all the problems had the devil’s number address: 666

Can anyone work this info in with the other shady dealings the Trump syndicate is involved in ? I don’t think they’re human, maybe they’re not.

Nancy, someone in the Congress is drawing up legislation to stop that idea going further than a mention.

An absolutely amazing video commentary by an Australian journalist, Chris Uhlmann who is with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

I don’t know of anyone who has captured the essence of DJT in the context of the G20 meeting more succinctly and perfectly.


Former D- Congresswomen from MD Donna Edwards – MSNBC appearance

her treatments for MS cost 73K a year in US ( in EU same treatment costs 7K per year )

From Randi Rhodes homework page





kiwi, thanks for the Bill Herbst link on July 5th. Very excited to read the next installment of the Uranus-Neptune Cycle series.

“…he is becoming a grave threat to national security and for dereliction of duty. He is doing nothing to strengthen our cyber defenses or our defense against actual fake news in elections; he is talking about working with the Russians in cyber defense; he is destroying our working relationships with allies; and of course collusion with an adversary in election tampering and the emoluments clause issues….”


And to think, its still early July. We aren’t even at the eclipse yet!

Hi Nancy – I just submitted a post that updates the one I did yesterday. Unless you don’t want to post either after your moderation of them, please post the second (later) one that I revised. Thanks.

Wild Irish, re your 12.34post – yes, I read that too. However I do wonder how much that line is being pushed is being pushed by trump’s spin doctors?
I went back and looked at the first year Obama participated -2009 – he was in 2nd row just behind UK’s queen, 1 place to the right of center. So I did an analysis of positions in other past photos vs election date – generally, center positions signal longevity, but not always, so apparently not a rigid custom.

“But really, no one knows, and so any prediction based solely on any particular birth time and the precise degrees of the angles that go with it, must be qualified.”

Sibly Events


a1-Washington’s Inauguration
a2-British Surrender
a3-Sibly Yorktown

b1-Civil War
b2-Bull Run
b3-Bull Run
b4-End Civil War

c-Lincoln Dies

d1-Black Thursday
d2-Black Tuesday

e1-Pearl Harbor HI
e2-Pearl Harbor HI Speculum
e3-Pearl Harbor DC
e4-Pearl Harbor DC Speculum

f1-Atomic Bomb Dropped
f2-End of World War 2

g1-JFK Assassination TX
g2-JFK Assassinated TX Speculum
g3-JFK Assassinated PA

h1-Moon Landing Touchdown Data
h2-Touchdown PA
h3-1st Step PA
h4-First Step b

I1-Viet Nam Loss
I2-Nam Loss DC
I3-Nam Loss Prog Sibly

j-Nixon Resigns

k-Reagan Shot

L1-Challenger Explodes
L2-Sibly Prog & Natal Speculum
L3-Right Ascension of Halley’s Comet
L4-Prog Canlunar – Halley’s RA
L5-Challenger 1st launch PDSAL
L6-1st launch PDSAL Speculum

m1-Prog & Natal Sibly 911 @ 50 state center
m2-Prog Sibly & attack 50 Center
m3-Prog Sibly & Attack Speculum 50 Center
m4-Sibly and pre-attack TSE
m5-pre-attack TSE and Sibly
m6-Sibly and pre-attack PLE
m7-pre-attack PLE and Sibly
m8-pre-attack PLE and attack chart

n1-Sibly & Columbia Explosion PA
n2-Prog Sibly Explosion CA

o1-2008 $ Crash
o2-Prog & Natal Sibly 2008 Crash
o3-Prog & Natal Sibly Speculum For Crash
o4-Prog & Natal Sibly Close IndyMac
o5- Prog Sibly Close IndyMac 48 Center
o6-Prog Sibly Speculum Close IndyMac 48 Center
o7-Sibly Close IndyMac 48 Center
o8-Sibly Speculum 48 Center Close IndyMac

p1-Prog Sibly DC 1st Black President Elected
p2-Sibly CHI 1st Black President Elected
p3-Call & Prog Sibly 48 Center
p4-Sibly & Obama Inaug PA
p5-Prog Sibly & Obama Inaug PA

q1-Sibly Prog & Natal PAK
Q2-q1 Speculum
q3-Prog Osama & prog Sibly
q4-Osama & Sibly

Correct link for above folder of charts.


Cannot get images to keep order on PhotoBucket or Imgur. Seems as though the aspects taking place are showing up in venues other than politics. They can be kept in order on Flickr but the process seems to require too many clicks for my taste.

This will do it. When the page opens scroll down, click an image to view it, again to enlarge, again to reduce, then on “Back to album” in the upper left of the window and repeat with each image you want to view.


The “Sibly” chart drawn contemporaneously by Ebenezer Sibly is the earliest known horoscope for the United States of America and as such deserves a careful look in connection with the nation’s historical events.

The quotes below are made with permission from Deborah Houlding whose work they are from. The link is to the page on her site where the complete work is found.


“Ebenezer Sibly (born January 30, 1751; Bristol) was one of the most influential astrologers in England in the late 18th century.”

“The ‘Sibly brothers’ played a significant role in publishing a number of important astrological texts, and such was their knowledge of the subject matter that in republishing Worsdale’s translation of the Tetrabiblos, they corrected so many of his errors … .”

comment from NYT’s this morning:

“So the rumors that have been going around are true, at the minimum there was collusion with the Russians. Based on the excellent reporting by the New York Times that collusion is getting closer and closer to treason.

The Trump crime family needs to be taken down now before they damage the country more than they already have. The Republicans need to act now or they too will be implicated in the Trump’s treason.

Loving the fact that Donald Jr. new lawyer specializes if defending mobsters, how appropriate. The whole lot of them, including Jared and Ivanka, deserve to rot in federal prison for the rest of their lives.

Looks like their “brand building exercise” has gotten out of control. When this is over the Trump brand will not be worth a plugged nickel.”

I have a question that is not being answered by the media or anyone else. In fact they’re skirting around the issue. My question to you fine minds on this site is this. If, through the Kremlin attorney who met with Don Jr, Kushner, and Manafort knew their was NO info on Hillary Clinton (though Don Jr believed that was the purpose) what WAS the the underlying meaning of this meeting? The results seem to be another shaming of Trump and fam, a sort of nasty back-slap joke. Is this another case of following the money? Does Trump owe millions to one or more Russian banks? And is Putin pulling the strings to expose Trump? Were Putin to do so, is he gambling that he would establish and even stronger foothold in the US? Has Trump served his purpose already?

This is sinister for whatever the underlying reasons. The republic for which we stand is on shifting and quick-swallow sand.

Following Eric Garland on Twitter. He painted the big picture of the why and how: the Russians, Bannon, Trumps and GOP colluded to destroy democracy itself in the US:


My very thoughts yesterday ja.

Followed by “as I said that trump’s troubles would go into second gear in June, I now say they will go into high gear in August.”

In the end trump and many in his cartel willl go to prison.” Pardons by him or of him will be death knells for him or whoever grants them and for the Republican party.

The fact that some, including trump, could be convicted of treason means that the crime family, with their billions, will use every trick in the book, including murder, to thwart, stymy, or kill, any investigation that may lead to those convictions. They are in the hands of a former KGB agent who is highly suspected of murdering his opposition. Some, including some in the trump family, should be fearful for their lives.

Just my opinion.

Astrological Birth Chart For Donald Trump Jr.

December 31, 1977
New York City, New York, United States

Because the birth time information is missing for this chart, the Moon may range up to 6° before or after this position.

(Personal comment here. Note the July, August period….. the Saturn station conjunction to natal Mercury, tr. Jupiter conjunct natal Pluto square tr. Pluto, the August 7th lunar eclipse square natal Uranus and the August 21st solar eclipse in close conjunction to natal Saturn.)

Sun 9 Capricorn

Moon 18 Virgo

Mercury 21 Sagittarius (r)

Venus 4 Capricorn

Mars 9 Leo (r)

Jupiter 29 Gemini (r)

Saturn 0 Virgo (r)

Uranus 15 Scorpio

Neptune 16 Sagittarius

Pluto 16 Libra

North Node 10 Libra (r)

Chiron 1 Taurus (r)

Sorry. Forgot to include the URL link to the above post


Great timing McConnell! Delaying Senate August recess to the 3rd week in August. Right on time for the eclipse.


Barbk above mentioned that the last time Chiron and Uranus met in Saturn was 1898. So I took a quick trip to wikipedia to see what else was happening that year in US history that might have an echo this year. The following events have a Chiron/Uranus/Sagittarian feel to me.

It was the year of the Spanish-American War, in which Teddy Roosevelt rose to prominence. The US captured its first overseas territory, Guam, and gained a much more prominent place in the governance of a lot of places around the world. We annexed Hawaii. The Treaty of Paris on December 10th ended the war.

Rockefeller, through mergers, gained control of 84% of the US petroleum supplies. (ok, that’s more Neptunian)

Ramsey and Travers discovered neon. Marie Curie discovered radium.

So, a lot of those events deal with US imperialism and with energy. We’ve seen events this year around the US drawing back from the Spanish-speaking world, abdicating from responsibilities of world leadership, and refusing to deal with the consequences of our energy policy.

Thanks Bob for all your efforts and for the info on Mr. Sibly too.

On July 14th, this Friday, transiting Mercury (14+ Leo) forms a Yod with transiting Jupiter (14+ Libra) which he will sextile and the transiting Neptune (14+ Pisces) who will be quincunx both Mercury and Jupiter. In this case it is Neptune in the position to make adjustments.

This is a similar pattern to the one that took place on June 20 between Venus, Jupiter and Neptune except that Venus was at 14+ Taurus and was sextile Neptune in Pisces while both were quincunx Jupiter in Libra. In that case it was Jupiter in Libra who was being pushed to make adjustments.

Transiting Sun also activated that slow-moving quincunx between trans. Jupiter and trans Neptune in June and will do so again in August. The transiting Moon also activated the same quincunx twice in June.

I’m thinking these transiting personal planets could be the reason we are hearing about Trump Jr.’s meeting with the lawyer tied to Russians, only because I know that transiting Jupiter is conjunct Trump Sr.’s natal Chiron and Juno which conjuncts the U.S. Saturn, all the above at 14+ Libra and all quincunx transiting Neptune at 14+ Pisces. It’s a squirmy kind of aspect, the quincunx.

Jupiter symbolizes foreign countries, foreign people, foreign trade and networking while Neptune symbolizes things that happen behind closed doors and are not publicly discussed and are often denied if someone does ask.

Chiron symbolizes (on the negative side) a wound that won’t heal and Juno symbolizes a partner who is not equal to the other partner. Trump’s Juno and Chiron are in his natal chart’s 3rd house of communication, and that includes news leaks.

Earlier I wrote that the newly discovered Mors-Somnus had been at 14+ Taurus in the Full Moon chart for July 8th, filling the empty space that created a Yod with the transiting Neptune-Jupiter quincunx. Little is known how this double binary trans-Neptunian-Object expresses in a chart or in an aspect but Mors = death and Somnus = sleep.

When in a sextile with Neptune (as it is now) it would likely compound the Neptunian effect of “forgetfulness” and in a quincunx with Jupiter (+ U.S. Saturn, + Trump Chiron and Juno) it could even induce a sense of entrapment since Jupiter loves his freedom.

Whatever, trans. Neptune continues to trine the U.S. natal Cancer Sun and I continue to believe that it is a protective kind of energy, encouraging the life-force of the U.S. to believe in itself and its future, in spite of the irritating effects that trans. Neptune encourages in its quincunx to the U.S. Saturn (and Trump’s Chiron-Juno and trans. Jupiter).

Fe, is McConnell playing right into the astrologers hands this time? is this how his 11+ Aquarius Mercury (the same degree that Uranus, Neptune and Pluto had in common in their last ingresses) is going to play out? Oh be still my heart!!!

Fascinating Nina; thank you for reporting back on your exploration. At that time (Dec. 1, 1898) Pluto (14+ Gemini) was opposite Saturn (14+ Sagittarius) and closely aligned with the U.S. ascendant (12+ Sagittarius) descendant (12+ Gemini) axis. This would reflect the acquisition of Guam and such.

At that time Neptune was in Gemini as well (one degree from the Uranus Discovery degree, 2 degrees from U.S. Mars) and square the U.S. natal Neptune in Virgo. Eris was opposite U.S. Neptune in Pisces but trine the 1898 Moon in Cancer so whatever it took to get it, the American People (Moon) loved petroleum.

Funny how now trans. Neptune in Pisces squares that Saturn-Pluto opposition huh? Good work!

Added to the Jupiter conjunct Chiron in Trump Senior’s chart, his progressed Jupiter is 24 Libra squaring his natal Venus and Saturn at 25 and Saturn respectively.

I find that, once again, astrology is uncanny. Here we see that transiting Saturn is again in Trump’s 5th house of children…and Donald Jr. is definitely Trump’s child. We have all read the astrology of the previous blogs; how Saturn is delivering it’s message; how Trump’s Moon is involved, how his South Node/North Nodes are involved, how his Sun is involved, even progressed Uranus which is at 21 Gemini about to clobber his Sun opposing transiting Saturn is involved.

I say again, you can’t make this stuff up.

I APOLOGIZE !!! Profusely. I just realized I mixed up the fourth and Fifth houses. So I guess, I will have to rethink the previous post any something erudite like it’s all about the FAMILY. Which it is.


Karen F. – I heard, either on NPR or The Daily (NYT’s podcast), that one reason for the meeting with Junior, Kushner and Manafort was Russia’s testing out the campaign’s willingness to engage in such an activity. This apparently is a common method for testing the waters before jumping in. If these top guns show up for a meeting, game on.

OR there was a lot more going on at the meeting that we don’t know about. I mean it was the very next week that the hack occurred.

I keep wondering why DT Jr. is coughing up all of this info now. I know the NYT’s was about to break the story….but still, it makes me think there is something much worse that could be exposed and their hope is that this dump will satisfy the truth hunters. This is their better option.

I mean even with legal counsel, DT Jr is still making huge missteps in the wording of his tweets that boggle the mind!

another explanation Karen F.

“This is not really about Don Jr. Russia knows about every meeting, conversation, and interaction that Trump, and his inner circle have had with Russian government officials. It would be naive to think Don Jr.’s meeting was an isolated incident given his gleeful reaction to the bait that was dangled in front of him. Accordingly, our President is likely compromised, and subject to blackmail by Russia if he does not enact policy favorable to Russian interests. President Trump needs to come clean with the American people so as to remove all questions of blackmail, or resign. I can see no other options.”

Beachgoers Form Human Chain To Rescue Family Caught In Rip Current

An estimated 80 people waded into the water to rescue nine others that became trapped.

“It was the most remarkable thing to see,” Simmons told the Herald. “These people who don’t even know each other and they trust each other that much to get them to safety.”


“The polling shows that voters from across the political spectrum overwhelmingly agree we don’t want our cable companies to be able to censor us, charge us extra fees, or essentially be the editors-in-chief of the Internet.”
—Evan Greer, Fight for the Future

In an interview with Democracy Now!, Evan Greer, campaign director of Fight for the Future, called net neutrality “the First Amendment of the Internet” and argued that the struggle to preserve it is “the free speech fight of our generation.”




“President Trump needs to come clean with the American people so as to remove all questions of blackmail, or resign. I can see no other options.”

If he comes clean, there will be grounds for treason for sure (or at least I’m pretty sure). On the other hand, I think he WILL be forced to resign, if nothing else, by the Republicans. There’s no other choice. This Trump, Jr., Kushner, Manefort mtg with the Russian attorney appears to be the most incriminating thus far but, like everything else we know, it just a tip of the iceberg, I would imagine. Let’s see what the eclipse brings — it would appear to fit into the pattern of the death or removal of the king/leader.

The July 8-9 Full Moon (17+ Cap) conjunct Pluto (18+ Cap) with its Mercury-conjunct-U.S. Jupiter (both at 5+ Cancer) promised much in that Trump’s natal Jupiter (17+ Libra) was being squared by that FM and Pluto.

The NY Times reporter Mark Mazzetti said on PBS News Hour tonight that the story started 4 days ago, each day revealing more about Trump Jr.’s collusion attempt via emails from Jr. and whoever.

That is the nature of a full moon; exposure.

It is the nature of a transiting Mercury to a natal Jupiter of a country that details (Mercury) will be forthcoming that add to the Big Picture (Jupiter).

It is the nature of a trans. Jupiter to a natal Saturn of a country, a Saturn also being quincunxed by a trans. Neptune, to explore said country’s government, specifically its president, through means not agreeable to said country’s president (Saturn).

But there is the grand fire trine in July 8-9 Full Moon chart between Saturn in Sagittarius, Eris in Aries, and the North Node in Leo, that is relentless, particularly when the country in question has a natal Gemini Mars opposite the transiting Saturn and that country’s natal Mars is also where the country’s President’s Sun is. Then the transiting grand fire trine becomes a Kite pattern with the focus of the pattern being Saturn in Sagittarius.

Saturn retrograde is tireless in its review and Sagittarius will seek out the Big Picture. Saturn doesn’t station direct until 4 days after the total solar eclipse on August 21.

Transiting Mercury will have traveled from 5+ Leo conjunct the U.S. Jupiter at the July 8-9 Full Moon to 8+ Virgo and square U.S. Uranus at the August 21 eclipse. Expect the unexpected.

In between those dates the Leo New Moon on July 23 at 0+ Leo (an explosive degree in itself) conjunct Mars at 1+ Leo – a New Moon which contains a Mercury that opposes the U.S. natal Pallas (26+ Aquarius) that conjuncts the U.S. Moon (27+ Aquarius) – demands attention.

Leo NM Mercury also conjuncts Trump’s natal Mars. There is nothing subtle about the lunations these days. The Leo NM’s Saturn squares the U.S. Neptune exactly, as did the Capricorn FM Saturn on July 8-9. Nevertheless he plods on.

By the Leo New Moon on July 23rd transiting Ceres will conjunct the U.S. Jupiter and oppose transiting Juno in Capricorn who trines transiting Pallas in Taurus who sextiles Ceres and the U.S. Jupiter. A very feminine outpouring (Jupiter) of observations could contribute to that Big Picture along with Mercury’s plethora of data.

Who wouldn’t want to be an astrologer at this time and in this place? A lifetime’s work is being put to the test in every passing minute it seems.

The link alex provides to the story about a “human chain” that saved a family from drowning seems an appropriate symbolism for all of us. We are all being asked to contribute what we can to the survival of the soul of America.

One more comment to share:

“Here is the most critical point about the meeting. Donald Trump, Jr, went to the meeting with Paul Manafort, the campaign chair at the time, and Jared Kushner, who currently is a senior advisor to President Trump. This means the campaign was actively involved in colluding with the Russians to influence the election, period. Shifting the blame to “Jr”, who does not have a position in the White House is simply a smokescreen. The campaign was actively involved. That is illegal according to The Federal Election Campaign Act. See


All the participants in that meeting (Trump, Jr, Manafort, and Kushner) are liable for criminal charges. Trump, as president, is probably not liable while he is still president. But, once he is out of office, he would become liable because it was his campaign and he was responsible for the actions of his advisors (that’s why Ford immediately pardoned Nixon in 1974).

In short, this really is a “smoking gun’. I suspect that more will be discovered in the weeks ahead. Trump and his Mafia have taken over the Federal government but the Republicans in Congress are going to look the other way.”

Jerry, stunning. Jr. has natal Mercury at 21 Sagittarius retrograde. His Moon might conjunct the U.S. Neptune, it is all just stunning. Thank you.

Also his natal Uranus at 15 Scorpio trines the just past Full Moon’s Sun in Cancer and the Neptune in Pisces.

It also conjuncts the Pluto in the Saturn-Neptune cycle (1st of 3 conjunctions on 3/3/89). That’s the chart with Nessus conjunct the U.S. Neptune and Pholus conjunct the U.S Uranus. IT ALSO HAS URANUS at 4+ Capricorn, where Jr.’s Venus is.

There could be more. I need to be alone.

Sharon etal, “come clean” yeah right, when pigs fly. That’s Not anywhere in his wheelhouse.

Joe Scarborough announced he is leaving the Republican Party.

Ja, NYT reporting that DJT Sr approved the initial statement DJT Jr made to the press 4 days ago. If true, that means Sr. is actively involved in covering up the crime, a la Nixon.


Ja wrote: “Jared Kushner, who currently is a senior advisor to President Trump”
This must be devistating Ivanka! They bought a house in DC, so that Jared could be on the White House Presidential Team. Ivana has great plans for their Political future!

Interestingly, both Jared & Ivanka have Uranus @ Exactly 28 Scorpio!

Jared’s Chart:
Ivanka’s Chart: https://www.astrotheme.com/astrology/Ivanka_Trump

The grave concern with this admin is that they are copying verbatim Putin’s playbook of disinformation, media suppression among other tools to subvert and kill the republic of the US. PBS had an excellent two-part expose on Russia that included the above tools and how it affects the people of Russia.

Of course we have been warned by Trump himself who expressed great admiration for Putin — “one smart cookie.” I’m sure all of you had chills upon hearing this.

Thank you all for your discourse. I too wondered, Ripley whether the Don Jr. episode was a test run for something even more heinous. And yes, Ja, I too believe Putin would not be playing such a heavily loaded hand if he did NOT have dirt on Trump AND family.

During the early morning hours of July 25th there will be a Moon-Mercury conj. at 29 ’18 Leo. This forms an extremely close conjunction to the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse degree (28 ’53 Leo). Additionally…. this Moon-Mercury conjunction will be right on top of Donald Trump Jr.s natal Saturn (0 Virgo) in square to Jared Kushner’s natal Uranus (28 ’52 Scorpio). Should we expect major developments in the Trump/Russia collusion story at this time?

And the plot thickens..

USA TODAY- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: I told Donald Trump Jr. to release emails


At the full moon on July 8-9 transiting Mercury at 5+ Leo was NOT conjunct the U.S. Jupiter (5+ Cancer) as I wrote last night, but conjunct the U.S. North Node 6+ Leo. Thus he will have traveled from U.S. North Node to a square with U.S. Uranus by the August total solar eclipse. I would still expect the unexpected from the little sun-grazer. Perhaps that means that we expect to be shocked but maybe we won’t be.

Elizabeth – that is interesting about assange. After the very first wikileaks came out originally, and then it morphed into a drip drip of more questionable disclosures, I began to suspect that he was no altruistic hero, but was undercutting trust in government by the masses for his own purposes. This re-enforces my feelings of nefarious motives and his possibly having made his own deals with less savory characters.
He hated Hillary because she was pushing for his extradition for prosecution.

Elizabeth, In answer to your previous question:
During the Election, my Vermont Sister would inendate me daily re Sander’s Info, Begging me, ‘You Must Vote for Bernie”. All along it felt to me, Bernie & Jane were taking so much energy away from HRC. It seemed they had a taste of fame, the sound of applause & that became their full/total focus!

Happy Birthday Barbk! Thank you for all the wonderful info you bring here to Nancy’s Blog.


I think there is more than just one person (Putin) in bed with the Trump family with their own agendas. They are a family of useful fools for whoever is willing to dangle money, power and vengeful deeds in front of them of common enemies. There is a reason the ethics director resigned. The problem for the Trump family is that they are so incredibly arrogant in their belief of their entitlement to the kingdom that they truly believe they are righteous in their devious path to get there. Their egos have convinced them all that they are invincible and prosecution will escape them because they think they are smarter than their enemies. Sadly, their stupidity, sloppiness, and recklessness has made them vulnerable to exactly what they believed they would never encounter.

Karma has no allegiance to anyone. You reap what you sew and pay ten fold what you stole.

As John Dean (Nixon’s lawyer) said; This..”will end in calamity”.

And patiently we wait.

Kiwi and Elizabeth — WOW! Loved you comments.

And now, a birthday present for Barb and all of you wannabe physicists.



I am so sorry to hear that is your impression of Bernie and Jane. Especially when I see it the exact opposite. Perception I suppose. I am sure it was very exciting for him and Jane to see so much enthusiasm for his ideas that he had been putting forth for 40 years in politics finally get traction. I read his book and saw him at a rally and he couldn’t have said it any louder, that what this has to be about is not him, but the ideas. He spoke specifically about that in his book. He was deeply concerned that if he ran and he couldn’t get any traction, that the ideas that he so deeply believed in, he knew would be lost.

I am disappointed to think that it is perceived that there is something wrong with – “Bernie & Jane were taking so much energy away from HRC.” or that you felt it was the “fame” or sound of the applause that was what they were seeking. That genuinely saddens me. His ideas were generating excitement and enthusiasm and isn’t that a good thing? I guess I feel frustrated that many feel HRC was entitled to the nomination and that anyone who drew as you put it, energy away from her was the was the enemy.

There is a battle going on within the party and honestly, I don’t think its going to be reconciled, I think the party is going to split. I feel a lot of growing pains not just for the D party but for the R party as well and the country as a whole.

Peace to you,
Thank you for responding.

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Handful of House Democrats introduce bill to fix Obamacare

By Joan McCarter
Wednesday Jul 12, 2017 · 2:21 PM PDT

This is a battle for the future of the internet

Comcast, Verizon and AT&T want to end net neutrality so they can charge extra fees to control what we see & do online.

On July 12, we take the first step to stop them. This is a battle for the Internet’s future.

Before you do anything else, send a letter to the FCC & Congress now!



Congressman Sherman Introduces Article of Impeachment: Obstruction of Justice



patriotic heartland more concerned about media than Russia

From what I saw, Bernie & Hillary were both behaving like normal candidates. IMO what sent everything off the rails was that die hard supporters were buying into what was often planted, distorted or fake news, such as from assange, and demonizing ‘their’ candidate at all costs. I always felt both candidates complemented each other’s strengths.

Here is something to ponder – what if all the ‘nasty corrupt hillary’ stories since the beginning of widespread internet use, have been mostly ‘fake news’ plants passed off as real? How might that change the overall equation? The prime goal of the ne’er-do-wells seems to have been to sow seeds of discontent, to encourage useful dolts to spread their message, in order that they might step into the vacuum and claim the spoils.


Re Bernie and Jane, I share impression. During the primary I stayed away from this site because a few of the posters were so rabidly pro Bernie.

Sadly, the party is being divided by an Independent. I suspect Mr. Sanders is gearing up to do the same in 2020.

Eli’s Reef Tank


Care Not Healthcare


The Public Good


Patty and Janet,
I agree with you both – during the primary and even after that this site was so very pro Bernie – but also there were so many nasty statements made against HRC and almost no attention focused in T and company here – I added positive info on HRC – but in the end gave up posting as I was exhausted by it all – and now we have T and the Russians – which we saw last year in evidence if one wanted to pay attention .. Let’s see what the eclipse brings – Michael Lutin’s post weeks before the election rings true – I do wish he was wrong – good luck to us all …

NancyPelosi Jul 5

Under Democrats, we saw record-breaking auto sales & job creation. W/@realDonaldTrump we’re on track to produce the fewest new jobs in 7 yrs

Beautiful eloquent writing, a joy to read!

If you find yourself re astrology taking a deep breath, laughing, and marveling (“this s&$@ works!!!”), then probably yes.

Dear Elizabeth, All of Bernie’s ideas were absolutely wonderful. Yet with the world in such turmoil, crisis re: Bush/Cheney & Horror of ISIS!

The Majority US Vote was never going to Bernie Sanders. We needed a More Centrist President to win Conservatives.

I was in Boston…
We Were Positive We Would Win!
See the results:
The 1972 Election Result Map:

Trump’s love affair with Russia. Suddenly things have become more comprehensible…….

Exclusive: Video Shows Trump With Associates Tied To Email Controversy

July 12, 2017

Washington: Video obtained exclusively by CNN offers a new look inside the web of relationships now at the center of allegations of collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russia.

The video shows the future President Donald Trump attending a dinner with an Azerbaijani-Russian family who became Trump’s business partners in Las Vegas in June 2013. It also shows their publicist, Rob Goldstone, who would later send Donald Trump Jr. the emails that have brought the eldest Trump son to the center of the controversy over possible collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russia.



One thing about Bernie’s ideas….we don’t know how workable they are in their unadulterated form. My friend owns some apartments in Paris, and her property taxes are $1100/mo (1000 Euros). France is very socialistic. In Scandinavia, taxes can be as high as 60-70% of one’s income. I just don’t know how socialistic we can go but it would have been interesting to see it tried to a greater extent, especially if Hillary & Bernie worked in that direction together. I agree that anything too far left would not have been accepted — especially if a corresponding increase in taxes accompanied it, and Bernie had already acknowledged that there would have to be a tax increase. Lots of ideas sound great but there is a corresponding price to pay. I am not saying I don’t love the idea of an across the board $15 minimum wage or free college tuition, but it might be tricky paying for these things. Conservatives hear about tax increases and don’t stop and think that maybe there are certain wealthy people who merit them (Buffett said bring it on, that he wasn’t paying enough) — they instead listen to the hype and worry that everyone will be subjected to higher taxes. It’s a tough sell.

Jerry, perhaps a preview of the eclipse on July 25? Marking my calendar.

Elizabeth, thank you for your thoughtful piece in defense of Bernie. I know I never ever picked up on any ego-driven motives for his running, just the opposite in fact.

I think kiwi is right; it was the extremists from both camps that brought the Dems to such a heightened emotional state. I think what kiwi is saying (and if so, I agree) is that outsider influences intending to divide the Dems to such an extent that they would not vote for the “other” should their candidate lose the nomination and perhaps even vote for someone outside the Party.

In other words, we were manipulated. We were victims of our own emotionally driven beliefs. We were patsy’s to the prevailing powers of the media.

Personally, I would attribute the symbols of (1)transiting Uranus, so long conjunct the U.S. natal Chiron and (2) transiting Chiron (sometimes at the same time) opposite the U.S. natal Neptune and square the U.S. natal Mars, and (3) trans. Neptune opposite trans. Jupiter in a T-square with the U.S. natal Uranus in Gemini.

Looking back at the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction that started the cycle that produced their T-square with U.S. Uranus, there are some obvious hindsight indicators. One, they were conjunct the U.S. Moon a symbol of the U.S. People and a symbol for emotions in general.

Two, they were also conjunct transiting Chiron, the symbol for learning through painful experience.

If that is what it took to bring us to a level of consciousness needed to advance human beings to a place where they talk to each other and empathize with each other and share more equally among themselves, the bounty of our country; where we learn to be less fearful of the other, to be less defensive, then we have gained from our experiences. That is still a possibility.

Thank you patty for your birthday greeting and Karen F, I’m off to click on your link; thanks!


Max Tax Rate

1950 – 84.357%

1960 – 91%

1970 – 71.75%

1980 – 70%



“The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do online,” said Battle for the Net, a consortium of advocacy groups, in an announcement explaining the need for Wednesday’s action. “If they get their way, they’ll allow widespread throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees. On July 12th, the Internet will come together to stop them.”

Net neutrality is fundamental to free speech.

Without net neutrality, big companies could censor people and perspectives online. Net neutrality has been called the “First Amendment of the Internet.”

Net neutrality protects small businesses and innovators who are just getting started.

Without net neutrality, creators and entrepreneurs could struggle to reach new users. Investment in new ideas would dry up and only the big companies would survive, stifling innovation.

Net neutrality allows consumers — not big companies — to choose what they watch & do online.

Without net neutrality, ISPs could decide you watched too many videos on Netflix in one day and throttle your Internet speeds, while keeping their own video apps running smooth.

Rep. Keith Ellison?@keithellison

When Obama saved Net Neutrality, I had to dance. Now Trump’s FCC wants to destroy it? No way. #KeepKeithDancing


Another point for the January 13, 2020, transits. Perhaps the most important one. Was releasing proof of meeting with a foreign national to discuss affecting the United States 2016 election for the presidency the trigger for the events of that future date?

Transits Jul 11 2017 – Event Chart: trump jr release of emails
Jul 11 2017, 8:00 am, EDT White House, Dist of Columbia

Opposition to the Sun 290°58′; opposition to Mars 296°16. Midpoint is at 290°58 + 296°16′ = 587°14′ / 2 = 293°37′. Another point that will be transited by Sun, Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto in January of 2020.


“The June 3, 2016, email sent to Donald Trump Jr. could hardly have been more explicit: One of his father’s former Russian business partners had been contacted by a senior Russian government official and was offering to provide the Trump campaign with dirt on Hillary Clinton.”

“After being told that The Times was about to publish the content of the emails, instead of responding to a request for comment, Donald Trump Jr. posted images of them on Tuesday on Twitter.”


“Here’s my statement and the full email chain pic.twitter.com/x050r5n5LQ
8:00 AM – 11 Jul 2017”

Well said on Repubs impeachment dilemma, pros & cons:



Three lawmakers introduced a measure Wednesday to force the Defense Department to declassify records about chemical and biological testing that the government performed on service members in the 1960s and 1970s, in an attempt to connect the affected veterans with Department of Veterans Affairs benefits and health care.

The Defense Department conducted the land- and sea-based tests, known as Project 112 and Project SHAD (Shipboard Hazard and Defense) from 1962 to 1974 to learn the effects of chemical and biological agents such as nerve gas and E. coli. About 6,000 service members were affected, according to the VA.

“For 40 years, they denied it even happened, and for the last 10 years, they’ve been dragging their feet,” Thompson said. “There’s no reason they shouldn’t be forthcoming with this information.

Thompson, along with Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, and Walter Jones, R-N.C., introduced the measure as an amendment to the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., plans to introduce the same amendment to the Senate’s version of the NDAA.

Pam Gregory – upcoming new moon in leo, etc

When Gabriel was born, Neptune took position as sentry to all his future 10th house passages.
As the most elevated planet in a chart, the one closest to the Midheaven exerts a potent influence on an individual’s life. Neptune works with veils, sometimes idealizing, sometimes disguising material realities. Neptune acts by dissolving, quite different from the confident structuring we usually want for 10th house activities. Scandal, betrayal, disillusionment and dropping out of the world are certainly Neptune-appropriate themes. Gabe’s business was Neptunian too-advertising and marketing-fields that invent fantasies and sell them to consumers.

Gabe’s early retirement wasn’t the first time Neptune wrote itself into his life script. A decade or so earlier, Gabe left his position as a successful brand manager for one of the top packaged goods companies in the country. He voluntarily dropped out of corporate America to work at a dive shop in Mexico, under another cloud of betrayal. His fiance had been lying and cheating on him. Here was Neptune again, dissolving one public persona, and summoning him to another. To recover and renew himself, Gabe led tourists on dives into Neptune’s sea. He knew nothing about his chart, but there was that planet, guiding his choices again. Is it cosmic chance, comedic fate, or a kind of divine love that keeps drawing these planetary energies so vividly into our dramas, timing their unfolding too?

When Neptune and Uranus conjoined in the early 90’s, they squared Gabe’s Midheaven/Neptune exactly, bringing the sudden change, disillusionment, and disappearance that followed. Astrologers interpreted the sudden changes the Uranus/Neptune conjunction brought as somehow necessary, liberating even, despite their sometimes trauma or shock. Gabriel’s experience of the transit was no exception.



Many have given the last full measure to preserve this nation for the people. FOR THE PEOPLE. Not for the small soulless band of cutthroats you lead. They will not have died in vain. We will put you out.





I understand many are upset about the fact that their was a lot of smearing of HRC going on the internet and that it as well as many factors played a role in her loss. But, that does not change the fact that many liberal voters didn’t support her candidacy purely on politics. There were many factors that led to her electoral college loss and to pin it on any one thing seems a big game of what if? The truth is it was the perfect storm of several factors that chipped away just enough to cost her the win.


I certainly can understand the upset that an (I) is causing the rift within the D party. I am a lifelong D myself. However, you have to remember that many of the base are now leaving the D party (14 M since the election) because they feel left out and forgotten and their is a reason for that, they have been.


As you stated, “We needed a More Centrist President to win Conservatives”.. that is the reason the base is leaving the D party. The neo-liberal strategy started by Bill Clinton in the 90’s was to go to the center, take the corporate money and court the upper middle class and the belief was they will keep the liberal base, because they have no where else to go. And it worked for 25 years.

“The Majority US Vote was never going to Bernie.” I will agree to disagree with you on this point. I personally know 5 people who voted for Trump that would have voted for Bernie instead. I understand that many feel that if Bernie had been in the general he would have been hammered with the dreaded “Socialist” word, but the 40 and under generations do not think that is a dirty word as matter of fact they have a more favorable opinion of it than they do capitalism. Yes, that would have worked to defeat without question in 1972 and even 4 years ago, but today is a different day. The tide is changing and it’s changing quickly.

“All of Bernie’s ideas were absolutely wonderful. Yet with the world in such turmoil, crisis re: Bush/Cheney & Horror of ISIS!”.. I respectfully say, that is precisely why now is the moment, because it is in such turmoil.


I agree that the idea is one thing and the implementation is another. I know it is a balancing act of taxation and services, but I am willing to take that chance to try. It’s not just that though, it’s the entire system. It’s the military industrial complex bleeding us dry of resources as well as many other factors.

Listen, I don’t think If Bernie Sanders had been the nominee and won, that we would be in utopia right now. I think this is an evolution and that we are just seeing the beginning of what is to come. I think the future is about cooperation over competition and the “I am my bother’s keeper” ideal coming into consciousness. 50 years? Maybe. I just think we are witnessing the end of an era in not only American history but world history and when monumental change happens the earth doesn’t stand still, it shakes. Everyone needs to hold on tight.

Lastly, let me just say that I appreciate very much the respectful, intelligent discussion from all of you. I hope it is abundantly clear that I respect all of your opinions as well.

And thank you to Nancy for allowing these discussions on her site that are not astrology based.

Thank you, Elizabeth. I think the time is right to ask where do we go from here.

I am reading a recently published book “The Nordic Theory of Everything (In Search of a Better Life)” by Anu Partanen.

“In her careful, evenhanded series of thoughtful essays, Partanen, who just became an American citizen, parses the recipe for Nordic success that even the self-congratulatory ‘exceptional’ American may want to ponder and adapt….An earnest, well-written work worth heeding, especially in our current toxic political climate.” – Kirkus Reviews

Quite some time ago Prahbata posted here (in so many words) that nothing will change until we have a genuine change of heart.

Thank you, Beowulfie. Great links.

Would it be possible for Pence to go down with this sinking ship?

Elizabeth, your responses above were well stated.

I am not saying we shouldn’t move in a progressive direction, but sometimes it’s better to take small but sure steps that lead to an accumulation of small successes. The ACA, unfortunately, created a large negative backlash that helped the Conservatives, but, other than the ACA, that’s what Obama and the Democrats fought for and did, especially through the executive orders during his last 2 years. I admire Bernie for many reasons, one of them being his willingness to work with Hillary after she was nominated. Considering what he had gone through, that took a lot of strength and commitment. I think the progressives in this country, along with Bernie, pushed her to the left, her earlier trajectory, and I believe she would have steered things left of center as Obama did (only my opinion but there is some evidence). I also would like to think that Bernie might have won, especially without DNC interference (the extent of which we don’t fully know), but there was no real oppositional campaign run against him, using fake news, bots — all of the tools we are just finding out about. There is a large wave of progressives building in this country. There are also highly organized factions of the Republican party that include the young Evangelicals who have been home school and “indoctrinated.” Fortunately, the factions don’t agree in many ways, but I think this polarity in our country is going to continue to block progressive changes for a way and the best approach really IS to take small but sure and successful steps in the progressive direction. As far as using Scandinavia as as a model, the U.S. is too large and diverse to implement the same system. I am not sure how Canada does it but they, obviously, are not progressive on everything, e.g., their oil pipelines.
(I proof read the above but have to move on to other things, so I hope I’ve communicated clearly.)

OK, I found only one mistake! I meant to say, “block progressive changes for a while…”

The Danes are rated as the happiest people on Earth and generally the Scandinavians run their societies far more efficiently and humanely than anyone else. Were we to implement Scandinavian style programs and solutions would be great, but that’s easier said than done.

Their societies are far more homogenous than ours. If a large majority of your population is blonde, blue-eyed and nominally Lutheran, as in Sweden, it IS a lot easier to find consensus.

What we are seeing – in progress – is a quincunx. There is transiting Jupiter conjunct the U.S. natal Saturn, both quincunx transiting Neptune. A quincunx means there will have to be adjustment.

Jupiter and Saturn are pretty clear-eyed but it is a different story with Neptune. Trans. Moon has just made a conjunction to trans. Neptune. Earlier today she was quincunx Mercury and in less than 1/2 hour she will quincunx Jupiter. We might say the Moon is “feeling out” Mercury (details) and Jupiter (big picture) for Neptune.

Mitch McConnell’s South Node is at 14+ Pisces, the same place where the transiting Moon is right now and where transiting Neptune is right now. This is an opportunity to see how Yods work.

Transiting Mercury in creative Leo is closing in on his quincunx to Neptune, essentially perfecting the Yod between himself, Jupiter and Neptune. That will be early Friday morning and later that afternoon he will perfect his sextile with transiting Jupiter.

We can see that trans. Moon is touching base with the Yod players in one day, today, but those actual players won’t exact their contract until tomorrow. Or is Moon doing more than just touching base?

I don’t know about you but I find it hard to see Neptune capitulating to the wishes of Jupiter and Mercury, which would be what’s expected from a planet in Neptune’s position; the apex of the Yod.

Rather, I find the influence of Neptune (borrowing from alex’s comment/link) who “works with veils” somewhat deceptive. Is he, in this case, using the Moon to pre-influence Mercury and Jupiter? After all Moon IS in Pisces as she makes those quincunxes. Is she perhaps getting them, Jupiter and Mercury, to be the ones to capitulate or “adjust” instead of Neptune?

After all, both Mercury and Jupiter deal with communication, networking, broadcasting so we are hearing about the new version of the healthcare bill in veiled references such as leaving in taxes on the rich. Fascinating to me is how it all unfolds, astrology that is. The Moon symbolizes the People and will the People hear the “leaks” and react to them?

Prayers, best wishes, and thank you to President Jimmy Carter.


Re: south node – mundane chart
McConnell T/NE cnj Natal South Node

I consider south node in geopolitical charts to be the practice of “politics” (status quo) in politician’s charts

Senator Chuck Schumer

on new ‘care not – trumpcare bill’

hurts people with (summary):

pre-existing conditions



anyone on Medical

I agree, Eliseo. I admire their commitment to being good stewards of the environment on so many levels, their social programs, and the high quality of life. However, the countries are smaller than we are and easier to manage for that reason & then there’s the homogeneity that you mentioned. I worked closely with some people from Sweden and Norway in 1985 and they told me their tax rate was like 70%…I can’t see anyone in the U.S. going for that (even if it’s a little lower).

A closer glimpse at the alcoholic lawyer representing Donald Trump in the Russian investigation……….

Trump’s Russia Lawyer Isn’t Seeking Security Clearance, And May Have Trouble Getting Onea

July 12, 2017

The ongoing investigations into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia involve reams of classified material. Yet Marc Kasowitz, the New York lawyer whom President Donald Trump has hired to defend him in these inquiries, told ProPublica through a spokesman that he does not have a security clearance — the prerequisite for access to government secrets. Nor does he expect to seek one.



Trump’s Outside Attorney To Apologize To Man He Sent Profane Emails

July 13, 2017

“…………. According to the emails, which ProPublica said it had confirmed were authentic, the man had encouraged Kasowitz to resign as Trump’s counsel after watching an MSNBC segment referencing ProPublica’s earlier report that Kasowitz wasn’t seeking a security clearance — and may have trouble getting one due to what two dozen sources described to ProPublica as an on-and-off struggle with alcoholism (Sitrick denied the alcoholism allegation) — despite his role representing the president in Russia investigations, which involves classified material.

“F— you,” Kasowitz initially replied.

“And you don’t know me, but I will know you How dare you send me an email like that I’m on you now,” he wrote in another email. “You are f—ing with me now Let’s see who you are Watch your back , b—h.”

The man thanked Kasowitz for his “kind reply” and said he “may be in touch as appropriate.” Kasowitz replied in part by calling the man a “piece of sh-t” and insisting “I already know where you live” while pressing the man to call him.

“You might as well call me. You will see me,” Kasowitz said. “I promise. Bro.”

The man told ProPublica he forwarded the email chain to the FBI to provide a written record in case Kasowitz made good on his threat.



If FCC gets its way, we’ll lose a lot more than net neutrality

The Republican-led Federal Communications Commission is preparing to overturn the two-year-old decision that invoked the FCC’s Title II authority in order to impose net neutrality rules. It’s possible the FCC could replace today’s net neutrality rules with a weaker version, or it could decide to scrap net neutrality rules altogether.

Either way, what’s almost certain is that the FCC will eliminate the Title II classification of Internet service providers. And that would have important effects on consumer protection that go beyond the core net neutrality rules that outlaw blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization.

Without Title II’s common carrier regulation, the FCC would have less authority to oversee the practices of Internet providers like Comcast, Charter, AT&T, and Verizon. Customers and websites harmed by ISPs would also have fewer recourses, both in front of the FCC and in courts of law.


Excerpts from The Hill……

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley says he is asking Donald Trump Jr. to testify; will subpoena if necessary.

……Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, told reporters earlier this week that she wanted Trump Jr. to testify before the committee. She added to CNN on Thursday that she wanted Trump Jr. to testify as soon as next week.

The time frame mentioned above does roughly coincide with the upcoming July 25th Mercury-Moon conjunction (conj the Aug 21st s eclipse) and the subsequent Sun-Mars
conjunction the following day.

A cross post without the charts. As I look at everything and try to account for the lengthy gap between now and January of 2020 it has occurred to me that it might be because of extra measures being taken in an investigation that might well result in the first president in American history being charged with treason.

“I think the strongest aspects to affect both his natal, progressed, and inaugural charts will take him from office more than 1 year short of his having completed even 1 term in office.

It is a triumvirate of the transiting Sun, Saturn, and Pluto opposite his natal Saturn, square his progressed natal Jupiter and on his inaugural chart’s progressed MC while squaring it’s Jupiter at the same time. [b]A heavy blow to all 3 of his most personal charts on the same day. On that same day his secondary progressed IC will be on the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 with eclipse Saturn on his progressed Desc.[/b]

And those are just the major aspects. Are any others needed?

All measurements have been made in right ascension, true body positions of objects in space. FYI, the angles of all charts are measured in right ascension. Why not the planets? Simply because the math involved was beyond the reach of most having an interest in predicting the future.”


Thank you, that book looks like a great read, I shall put it on my list! I agree that the only real change is when a change in hearts (consciousness) takes place. I guess that is what I feel I am seeing and feeling coming.


Thank you for your response. change of the magnitude we are discussing is a giant step that may very well be taken in baby steps. You and Eliseo make a solid point about the difference not only in size of population in our country but also diversity. I guess that is why I think the economic issue is the one that is the binding force. Everyone agrees on the desire to have economic security for themselves and their families. I know the details are where the work gets gritty, but I think I don’t think universal healthcare a free college tuition would put us at 70% tax rate.. but, I am no economist.
I know there will always be destructive forces fighting progress, I am all too familiar with the evangelical world as I was raised in that community and I have been trying to tell people for years just how dangerous their dogma is.

When i was child, my mom had a friend who left the US and took her children to immigrate to Denmark. I was quite young, but I still remember her, she was a lovely woman. I think about it now and understand why my mom loved her so, they were liked minded. I guess this apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

Elizabeth, I agree…it wouldn’t go up to 70% or anywhere close to that..I was just referring to Europe’s type of democratic socialism. I know Bernie did have a way to pay for the free college, etc….I’m just being realistic about how things often play out and the attitudes of many in this country, BUT you never know. There is always an initial period of adjustment but then things often work out.

I love your reference to your mother’s friend. I guess they didn’t keep in touch? Just curious to know what happened and whether they still live there. Do you know why she chose Denmark? Ancestry? (I have mercury in Aquarius opp moon/pluto in Leo and can be very investigative 🙂 ) Yes, the surveys often put the Scan. and other European countries at the top of the list of happiest places to live. Too much homogeneity scares me, though. Also, there is social unrest in Europe and I wonder how that will affect the happiness scale and how accurate it is.

This NBC News Scoop Is Another Big Blow To The Trump Camp’s Russia Spin

Washington Post
July 14, 2017

After media scrutiny forced Donald Trump Jr. to reveal the email chain that showed President Trump’s top advisers met with a Russian lawyer to gain information about Hillary Clinton from the Russian government, the Trump camp adopted the retroactive spin that Trump Jr. had actually shown admirable transparency about this meeting. Trump Jr. went on Sean Hannity’s show to do damage control, leading the president to exult: “He was open, transparent and innocent.”

But this new scoop from NBC News will make that posture a lot harder to sustain:

” The Russian lawyer who met with the Trump team after a promise of compromising material on Hillary Clinton was accompanied by a Russian-American lobbyist — a former Soviet counter intelligence officer who is suspected by some U.S. officials of having ongoing ties to Russian intelligence, NBC News has learned.

The lobbyist, who denies any current ties to Russian spy agencies, accompanied the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, to the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower attended by Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort. The Russian-born American lobbyist served in the Soviet military and emigrated to the U.S., where he holds dual citizenship.”




Wilmot Reed Hastings, Jr.
DOB October 8, 1960
Boston, Massachusetts


Marc Bernays Randolph
DOB April 29, 1958
Chappaqua, New York

continued – Marc Randolph

Natal Horoscope Sigmund Freud


Alex, what is the name of the Netflix film?

continued – Netflix

Announced IPO

First Trade Netflix 2002 (NFLX)
May 23, 2002, 9:30 AM, NYC



(not a movie)

Re: interest is in Netflix (and its founders) since the opportunity for analysis horoscopes are available it is an opportunity to get a grip on financial astrology from ground up


continued – both founders are political activists ( Randolph is a relative of Sigmund Freud)

radix horoscopes:

both Netflix founders
First Trade Netflix
chart for their political activism (foundations)

continued – Netlfix

Founded: August 29, 1997, Scotts Valley, CA


Donald Trump Jr got documents from Russian government at his ‘waste of time’ meeting

By Mark Sumner
Friday Jul 14, 2017 · 10:24 AM PDT

Trumpcare is SICK, MEAN and CRUEL

(202) 224-3121


Trumpcare 3.0 even worse than all the previous iterations, but McConnell undaunted

By Joan McCarter
Friday Jul 14, 2017 · 7:31 AM PDT

Bob, you had me the 1st time with the Sun (+ Mercury), Saturn, Pluto opposite his natal Saturn in January 2020, the rest is the icing on the cake (for me). He will be dead in the water in a manner of speaking.

The August total solar eclipse (IMO) is the climax point of all the running dialogues (Russia, tax returns, Mara Lago, foreign policy, gaucherie, etc.), where it all comes together and then we wait for the unfolding.

The Saturn-Pluto conjunction (January 12, 2020) + Sun + Mercury at 22+ Capricorn will trine the U.S. natal Neptune at 22+ Virgo. It is poetic justice. Many thanks for your dedicated pursuit for answers. We all will sleep better now.

barbk – thanks for that summary – it sounds plausible.

Alex, interesting stuff about Netflix’s founders. I don’t buy stock but wanted to 2-3 yrs ago when their stock split, but I didn’t.

Here’s an interesting and misleadingly labeled bill. House decisively approves military spending increase due to the national security risks of climate change.



Co-founders of Netflix Wilmot Reed Hastings, Jr. and Marc Randolf had a working relationship similar to the revolutionary relationship between Sigmund Freud and Edward Bernays.


Randolf (NFLX)

Randolf’s (NFLX) paternal great uncle was Edward Bernays (and his paternal great grand uncle was Sigmund Freud)

Edward Bernays
DOB November 22, 1891
Vienna, Austria-Hungary

Edward Louis James Bernays was an Austrian-American pioneer in the field of public relations and propaganda.


continued – Edward Bernays (Marc Randolf NFLX)

Edwards Bernays notable works:

Crystallizing Public Opinion (1923), Propaganda (1928), Public Relations (1945), The Engineering of Consent (1955)


Bob and Barb:

Hope the eclipse will truncate Sessions as well. That’s where most harm is being done, followed by McConnell and Ryan. Rat bastards, all of them.


RE: Edward Bernays the great uncle to Marc Randolf, Netflix

Expanding the scope of ‘Engineering Consent’ (by Edward Bernays)


In the 1920s, Joseph Goebbels became an avid admirer of Bernays and his writings – despite the fact that Bernays was a Jew.

When Goebbels became the minister of propaganda for the Third Reich, he sought to exploit Bernays’ ideas to the fullest extent possible.

As extraordinary, as awesome in the literal sense of the charge and perhaps conviction of a president or former president of treason is, it makes sense to me intuitively and perhaps karmically as we move closer to our first Pluto return. I mean this not just in the context of the Trump family, but about R’s as a party.

As Pluto moved toward its July 4, 1776 position there was a growing feeling among many “American” colonists that King George III and the British parliament had betrayed them. Perhaps betrayal is woven into the theme of our cyclic transformation.

In 1968 R. Nixon colluded with the N. Vietnamese and Viet Cong to sabotage the Paris Peace Talks, that he might more easily defeat H. H. Humphrey and G. Wallace. By definition, that was treason, but as we all know, he went down for other reasons.

In 1980, quite similarly R. Reagan colluded with the Iranians to delay the release of the hostages that he might defeat Mr. Carter, and as we know the hostages were released on inauguration day. This also was treason.

In 2016 Obama had FBI director Comey quietly brief M. McConnel, Speaker Paul Ryan and several other members of Congress about Russian meddling in the election, but to Obama’s great surprise and frustration, the R’s refused to respond appropriately. They instead chose to ignore the evidence as it was clear the Russians were assisting their man. Obama acted to punish the Russians, whereas the R’s sat on their hands in what could also be interpreted as collusion.

My feeling is if DJT goes down for treason, he won’t be alone. The Dems are certainly no saints, but recent Republican behavior over these last several decades warrants a hard karmic shut down.

There may have been 8 people at the June 9th meeting.

One of the chess players out there in the universe is calling check, ready to call Checkmate!

More fodder for January 2020.


Recently…I’m thinking…
We need to bring America Together.
This Trump-Circus just might create a precious window.

Citizens United has allowed the Rich to invest in Brainwashing so many fellow American’s Example: “They’re The Takers….
We are The Maker’s!

This short video show how this Propaganda Machine has taken hold:
And now, my favorite KGO Talk Radio Host, Pat Thurston (Former FBI, Mom of Triplets, Sharp as a Tack Host…has been asked NOT to talk about Politics any longer. It’s shocking! After the way the RightWing RAVAGED many of our honorable Leaders!
KGO is a powerhouse Radio and can be heard from Canada to Mexico. It almost bounces off the Ocean!

We need a Nationwide Liberal Radio Station just like the Conservatives have had for decades. That’s why the Right keeps voting against their own best interest! Because they never hear the Both Sides!
Hitler would be in awe of such an excellent Propaganda Machine.
The American People must absolutely Experience BOTH SIDES!

Listen to any one of Pat’s Poscasts, she’s brilliant!

I’ve asked Pat if she could get Barbara Streisand’s contact number.
Wish I had some help with this idea of a National Liberal Radio Station. Any Ideas?
(This Current GOP Weakness might be the window of opportunity) Another…”Mean Angry Streak”

That familiar Watergate refrain “What did the president know and when did he know it” is beginning to take hold in this latest Trump-Russian investigation……

Was President at Trump Tower When Son Met Russian Lawyer?

Legal expert: Mueller will probe whether Trump knew of meeting in June 2016

Roll Call
July 14, 2017

A review of open-source data indicates then-candidate Donald Trump was inside Trump Tower last year when his eldest son and at least two other top aides huddled with a Russian lawyer they believed had Kremlin-supplied information that could hurt presidential rival Hillary Clinton.

White House and Trump campaign officials, along with the president’s private legal team, have not disputed as of publication time that he was at his Manhattan steel-and-glass haven. That means Trump was nearby — though likely on a different floor — when his son and associates believed they were about to receive information from the Kremlin intended to ding another candidate for the country’s highest office.

“Mr. Mueller will almost certainly want answers, under oath, clarifying whether President Trump was made aware at the time of the existence of the meeting in general, to say nothing of the specific details of the meeting,” said Bradley Moss, a national security lawyer, referring to Justice Department special counsel Robert S. Mueller. “He will also want to know whether President Trump was debriefed about the meeting at any time in the aftermath.”




Why do you keep focussing on January 13, 2020? Since that year’s Presidential election isn’t until November 3rd of that year, and the inauguration of whoever wins that election, will take place on January 20, 2021, I’m honestly puzzled by that particular date.

Dutchess. . . it’s the Saturn-Pluto conjunction.

Does anyone really think that these characters will honestly respond with ‘the whole truth and nothing but the truth’ under Oath?
Hah!! – I’d bet the farm that they will lie through their teeth to fool their gullible base of support. As my dad used to say, “they couldn’t lie in bed straight!”
I think it will be tough to nail them to anything legally, unless there is a definitive money trail as proof – they’re extremely slippery.

an excellent comment from the above article.

“You could replace “house of Trump” with “modern Republican party” and write pretty much the same article. In that case the lineage runs from Ronald Reagan to Newt Gingrich to Mitch McConnell, with many other compromised characters along the way.

The moral decay began with the denigration of the idea of government, then moved on to gerrymandering, disenfranchisement, legalized bribery, corporate citizenship, and ultimately the denial of truth altogether. Republicans moved through Cadillac driving welfare queens, Willie Horton, the Clinton impeachment, a war based on false pretenses, and the complete obstruction of Obama culminating in the Merrick Garland travesty, then logically arrived at the amoral, anti-intellectual, and utterly incompetent Trump administration.

The Republican party didn’t create the Trump family, but it legitimized them and embraced, however reluctantly, what and who they are. Regardless of how the Trump nightmare ends, it is not clear if American government can recover from three decades of gradual Republican abandonment ethics, comity, and civic responsibility.”

Thanks ja for the quote from the David Brooks article (and the link to it). I see this as a reflection of the U.S. Vesta Return chart story; Vesta’s conjunction with the trans. Mercury who had – just days before – occulted the transiting Sun (symbolizing consciousness), that same Mercury who was conjunct the degree of the present Saturn-Jupiter cycle (22+ Taurus) and as well his trine to the U.S. natal Neptune (22+ Virgo), was key to her, Vesta’s, U.S. return on April 23, 2016.

In no small measure we have all been glued to Mercury’s many representations including each other’s contributions to this website. In the U.S. Vesta Return chart, Mercury (22+ Taurus) and Vesta (19+ Taurus) were sextile Chiron (23+ Pisces) and the South Node (21+ Pisces).

Looking toward the August total solar eclipse (August 21, 2017) we see that transiting Jupiter (understanding, Big Picture) will be in the right place to form a Yod apex point with the Vesta Return chart’s sextile between Mercury-Vesta and Chiron-South Node. That is going to be a part of the eclipse chart’s revelation.

Another component of the Vesta Return chart is going to be relevant to the eclipse and that is its conjunction between Uranus and Venus at 21+ Aries, the same degree as Trump’s natal Lachesis (a twist of fate).

Half-way between its Vesta-Mercury conjunction and its Chiron-South Node conjunction, the Vesta Return chart’s Uranus-Venus conjunction in Aries will be opposed by the transiting Jupiter in Libra at the time of the eclipse and for 2 weeks following it.

This composite pattern made up of part of the U.S. Vesta Return chart and part of the chart for the Solar Eclipse on August 22 is called a Boomerang, something that comes back to you.

That Uranus-conjunct-Venus in the U.S. Vesta Return chart is the recipient of the combined energy of the Yod (transiting Jupiter being the apex part that targets the Vesta Return chart’s Uranus-Venus) is going to be about values (Venus) and shock (Uranus) and perhaps Trump’s twist of Fate. The Vesta Return chart’s Uranus-Venus conjunction was also conjunct the U.S. natal chart’s Chiron that opposes U.S. Juno in Libra, a point I won’t elaborate on now.

A writer by the name of Craig Unger writes about Trump’s connection with the Russian Mafia; how Trump sold condos to gangsters that were paid for with Russian money which he infers was likely meant to bail Trump out after his multiple bankruptcies. (I’m sorry I saw this tonight on PBS and haven’t researched it).

If this is so, and as Mr. Unger implies, Trump is indebted to powerful figures in Russia. This info, via me, who heard it on TV network news, is part of the Mercury influence in general, and trans. Mercury (data) just made a trine to trans. Jupiter (expansion).

I don’t want to lose my thread of thought so I won’t go into the Jupiter-Mercury cycle right now. Instead, I want to focus on the Venus-Uranus conjunction in the Vesta Return chart because I believe that Venus and her symbolism of Values is what is driving the focus of Trump’s presidency – or the media coverage of it – and that is:
what has happened to our values in this country for Pete’s sake?

Some wonder aloud why does the media report on Trump’s tweets or possible collusion with Russia instead of his “accomplishments”? I believe it is because our (US) Values have been shocked (Uranus) into some unknown space and we are trying to absorb it gradually.

Back in the U.S. Vesta Return chart, Mars at 8+ Sagittarius retrograde was opposite the U.S. Uranus at 8+ Gemini. This too was part of the US Vesta picture; her trine to the transiting Pluto in Capricorn and the transiting North Node in Virgo (that was conjunct the U.S. Neptune) was creating a broad, even seductive path to transformation and evolution in the most basic (earth signs) way possible.

Now, in this Vesta (4 years + long) cycle, it would employ the powers of U.S. Uranus (breakthrough, shock, technology) to further advance our (US citizens) sensitivity to what was repugnant, especially in the language of our president-to-be.

It seems we DO, after all, value decency and respectfulness in our elected officials.

In the 2016 Vesta Return chart Mercury is conjunct the degree of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction that took place in 2000, starting the present cycle between them that will end in 2020.

This Mercury placement in the Vesta Return chart was a nod to the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Taurus (a sign ruled by Venus, both symbols for what is valued) and that 2000 conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn (symbols of societies and cultures) was being squared by Uranus in Aquarius.

In the next 3 1/2 years we will find a way to reassert our values or change them, due to that square from Uranus and that was a world-wide challenge, not just the U.S. However, the U.S. has the opportunity to lead the way and we are building up to that challenge which will (I feel sure) climax at the so-called Great American Eclipse in August. The Universe is betting on us.

Hey Sharon

No sadly, they didn’t. It was 45 years ago in the early 70’s and writing letters was really the only way to stay in touch with that distance as telephone calls where astronomically high. My mom was raising 4 kids so there may have been a few letters but they lost touch. My mom tried to find her in the early 2000’s when she got online but she couldn’t. I would have loved to connect with her. All I know is she had two daughters and they were raised there, so I assume they still live there. I am not sure why she picked Denmark specifically but the decision to move there was from what I can remember was really about the lifestyle, she was very progressive and I just don’t think the American way of life suited her soul. She lived in Copenhagen, I remember that.

Barb, Thank you for the clarification. It’s probably been specifically stated more than once, and I managed to miss or forget that.

She sounds like a very unique person, Elizabeth! Thanks for answering.

“we are building up to that challenge which will (I feel sure) climax at the so-called Great American Eclipse in August. The Universe is betting on us”.
Oh, Let It Be! Thank you Barbk!

It was Ivanka & Jared who Implored Mercer to Save their Dad! Watch:

Where are our Liberal Billionaires with their Citizens United Money?

Ed Tamplin this week mentions the upcoming eclipse effect on Trump’s chart and its connection to 19 years ago, which would have been 1998.
That was also the year he first met Melania

Wow – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/popes-confidantes-pen-blistering-critique-of-steve-bannons-view-of-christianity_us_5968e8a3e4b0d6341fe8706c?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009
Two of Pope Francis’ close confidantes have published a scathing rebuke of how a certain strand of what they call religious “fundamentalism” has become fused with politics in America.
….. “accused this group of misinterpreting verses in the Bible to fit their own political stances”

I agree with the commentary you posted RE: the Brooks Op-Ed, but I believe the moral decay began earlier with Nixon and the establishment of his “dirty tricks” department.

surprise drip, drip, drip

~ per Kyrie O’Connor

Pluto will be in Aquarius for twenty years starting in 2023. A strong reaction against conservative attitudes will arise.

On July 12th Articles of Impeachment against trump were officially filed. The chart for the filing contains the following placements that join the many points to be transited by the January stellium of Sun, Saturn, and Pluto.

The Mars/Pluto midpoint of the filing chart is at 203°16′. It will be squared by the Sun, Saturn, Pluto stellium of January 13, 2020. The midpoint of the filing chart Sun/Mars is at 114°36. It will be opposed by the Sun, Saturn, Pluto stellium.

The chart’s Saturn is opposite trump’s natal Sun.

http://i.imgur.com/ZfBU7mQ.gif link for filing notes

http://i.imgur.com/Rt8TbeN.gif link for twitter image

On July 12th Articles of Impeachment against trump were officially filed. The chart for the filing contains the following placements that join the many points to be transited by the January stellium of Sun, Saturn, and Pluto.

Link to post: https://forum.astro.com/cgi/forum.cgi?num=1495153260/236#236

The Mars/Pluto midpoint of the filing chart is at 203°16′. It will be squared by the Sun, Saturn, Pluto stellium of January 13, 2020. The midpoint of the filing chart Sun/Mars is at 114°36. It will be opposed by the Sun, Saturn, Pluto stellium.

The chart’s Saturn is opposite trump’s natal Sun.

Link to tweet: https://twitter.com/BradSherman/status/885192153777025033

I apologize for the double post. I was not fully awake when I made the first one and I linked to images I did not have permission to make. Please delete the 5:23 am post. The links are dead as I have deleted the images they pointed to.

The 5:44 am post reveals the original sources, available to the public.

I would like to wager that we will find out this week that Trump Sr. was also in that meeting last June. CNN reports there were two more individuals in attendance who have yet to be identified.


Was Donald Jr. Handed Intelligence Hacked By Russian Spies? Infamous Trump Tower Meeting Came Just Days Before Thousands Of Documents Were Leaked Online By ‘Guccifer 2.0’

Daily Mail
July 15, 2017

The infamous meeting Donald Trump Jr. held with Russians at Trump Tower last year came just days before a hacker suspected of being connected to the Russian government unleashed thousands of documents online related to the Democrats.

Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin – who US intelligence think may still be a spy – told the Associated Press on Friday that he was part of the Trump Tower meeting with Don Jr. and other Trump campaign officials in June 2016.

Akhmetshin has claimed that Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya had brought a plastic folder full of printed documents that promised to deliver damaging information on the Democratic National Committee and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

It is unclear if those documents were directly linked to the ones leaked to WikiLeaks several days later.



This bill would make sweeping and deep cuts in the Medicaid program, which has been a safety net program on the books for more than 50 years. Ensuring that some of our most vulnerable citizens, our disabled children, our low income seniors receive the health care that they need.


It would also jeopardize the very existence of our rural hospitals and our nursing homes. Which not only provide essential care to people in rural America, but also are major employers in the small communities in which they are located.

And worst of all, these changes would be made without the Senate having held a single hearing to evaluate their impact.

Lawsuit file on the 12th… seems to be on some pretty solid ground.

did anyone else notice the blinkie blinkie lie eye factor from junior during his ‘denial’?

Guess Im not the only one that noticed – found this from body language expert, a Dr Jack Brown – lots of other links to other situations here too.

alex, meant to thank you earlier regarding the interpretation of the South Node = practice of politics. Perfect. Thanks too for the Atlantic photo.

Ja, yes I would have to agree with you; he must have been there. Now Jr. is taking the heat.

The August 21 Solar Eclipse has too many ties to Trump’s chart, as if covering all the bases.

There is the eclipse itself on his ascendant/Mars, and the eclipse sextile between Neptune in Pisces and Pallas in Taurus forms a Yod to his natal Chiron-Juno conjunction (and the U.S. Saturn) in Libra. Time to adjust and make a sacrifice in order to make things work.

There is also eclipse Ceres in Cancer square his natal Jupiter in Libra and eclipse Vesta in Virgo square his natal Uranus in Gemini. That Eclipse Pluto in Cap opposes eclipse Ceres in Cancer and trines eclipse Vesta in Virgo (both Vesta and Pluto will be trine U.S. Vesta in Taurus) , while squaring Trump’s Jupiter and it is quincunx Trump’s Uranus too, all of which requires some unpacking.

I would say that the solar eclipse chart’s Venus conjunct U.S. Mercury and Trump’s Saturn-Venus has to do with the Russian data and this trumped up meeting with Jr. Time to pony up.

If you consider the Eclipse Venus’ wide orb grand cross with the eclipse Jupiter in Libra, Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries (each within a 4 degree orb with at least one of the other players), as well as Eclipse Venus’ trine with Eclipse Chiron in Pisces . . .
. . . you might think of it as a web of entrapment since all the feminine astrological symbols seem to have a role to play, save Juno at 2+ Capricorn. She’s the mystery piece of the puzzle. So far.

Eclipse Venus in Cancer (conjunct U.S. Mercury) is trine Eclipse Arachne, the master spinner of webs and Arachne is conjunct Ophelia, a symbol of madness, and the two of them, Arachne and Ophelia in Scorpio, form a T-square with the North and South nodes in Leo and Aquarius. It all gives this solar eclipse an air of a forced crossroads decision point.

And how could I forget the eclipse Saturn conjunct his Moon/south node?

Eclipse Arachne and Ophelia will be conjunct Trump Sr. IC.

Great pic Alex! Thanks.

Yes about the eyes kiwi. Am always watching the windows to the soul in videos along with the mouth.

“Children of narcissists are often high achievers because they live in fear that their parent will cut them off for a while if they fail to reflect him,”


On the day of the Trump Jr. meeting with the Russian lawyer et al., June 9, 2016, there was an exact opposition (halfway point in cycle) between transiting Mars and transiting Mercury at 1:01 PM EDT. Transiting Mercury at 25+ Taurus was conjunct Trump’s MC at 24+ Taurus and transiting Mars at 25+ Scorpio was conjunct Trump’s IC at 24+ Scorpio.

Earlier that same morning (12:02 AM EDT) transiting Uranus was exactly conjunct transiting Eris at 23 Aries 30 and they were trine transiting Pandora at 23+ Leo as well as transiting retrograde Ixion at 23+ Sagittarius who was within a degree of opposing Trump Sr.’s Sun.

Ixion in myth was not a nice fellow, not to be trusted and learned nothing from experience.

In both these charts for June 9, 2016, Saturn was at 12+ Sagittarius retrograde and conjunct the U.S. natal ascendant (in the chart Nancy uses as well as the Sibly chart).

Transiting retrograde Saturn was just in the degree of 23+ Sagittarius 10 days ago, the degree where Ixion was at the time of the meeting in June 2016. Trans. Saturn will again be in that degree (in direct motion this time) on October 12th, if you want to mark your calendar.

So, about that Mercury-Mars opposition on June 9th, 2016; at the time their cycle started (July 16, 2015, which was the 3rd of their 3 conjunctions) they were at 14+ Cancer and opposite Pluto at 14+ Capricorn retrograde. Yeah. U.S. Sun is at 13+ Cancer and squares U.S. Saturn (and Trump’s Chiron-Juno) at 14+ Libra.

There was a grand fire trine going on that day too – July 16, 2015 – between ERIS (23+ Aries) conjunct Uranus at 20+ Aries (who was conjunct the U.S. Chiron at 20+ Aries), and PHOLUS (small cause but big effect) at 23+ Sagittarius (where Ixion would later be at the time of the meeting between Jr. and Russian lawyer) and JUPITER at 24+ Leo, where the transiting North Node is right now.

Therefore, this grand trine in fire is part of the Mercury-Mars agenda for this cycle that won’t end until this September. Both Eris and Pholus are associated with trouble and Jupiter is associated with excess.

At that time, this coming September, they will make 2 conjunctions, the first one on September 3 as Mercury is stationing direct (exact on Sept. 5) and both will be at 28+ Leo, the degree of the August Great American Solar Eclipse. The next one will be on September 16, when both Mercury and Mars will be at 7+ Virgo and square the U.S. natal Uranus at 8+ Gemini.

This is a lot to chew on and once I can get a good enough grasp on it I will be checking out the chart(s) for the next Mercury-Mars cycle. I can tell you this much already, transiting Neptune – on both dates Sept. 3 and 16, will square the U.S. ascendant and trans. Saturn will be at 21+ Sagittarius, the same degree where he will be at the solar eclipse, conjunct Trump’s Moon and opposite his Sun. That new cycle between Mercury and Mars will last until June-September, 2019.

According to CNN the conservative media is gradually abandoning DJT. A number of conservative pundits are now having doubts about DJT. The Shepard Smith broadcast with Chris Wallace has been described as a “Cronkite moment.” But I don’t have a time for when the Smith broadcast was aired.

“But this week something changed following the revelation of Donald Trump Jr.’s June 9, 2016 meeting in Trump Tower. The release of Trump Jr.’s emails, the discovery of the meeting and the frequently changing account of what the meeting was about and who was there has shaken the confidence of a key player in the world of politics — the conservative media.”

“Over the past week, a number of conservative commentators have expressed some pretty strong criticism of President Trump. In his column, entitled “A Conspiracy of Dunces,” the conservative New York Times columnist Ross Douthat began by saying that, “Here is a good rule of thumb for dealing with Donald Trump: Everyone who gives him the benefit of the doubt eventually regrets it” and also wrote that “we should drop the presumption that such collusion is an extreme or implausible scenario.”

“After the Donald Jr. emails were released, Chris Wallace said, “This really shouldn’t be a matter of liberal v. conservative, pro-Trump vs. anti-Trump. If you’re a fair-minded citizen, you ought to be concerned about the fact that we were repeatedly misled about what this meeting concerned.”

“Shepard Smith had what Aaron Blake of the Washington Post called his “Cronkite moment” when he told Wallace, “If there’s nothing there — and that’s what they tell us, they tell us there’s nothing to this and nothing came of it, there’s a nothingburger, it wasn’t even memorable, didn’t write it down, didn’t tell you about it, because it wasn’t anything so I didn’t even remember it — with a Russian interpreter in the room at Trump Tower? If all of that, why these lies? Why is it lie after lie after lie? … My grandmother used to say when first we practice to — Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. The deception, Chris, is mind-boggling.”


Trump’s Lawyer Let Something Slip About The Russia Meeting That Raises Questions About Whether Trump Attended

Business Insider
July 17, 2017

President Donald Trump’s lawyer told ABC on Sunday morning that Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting last June with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin was innocent because if it weren’t, the Secret Service would not have “allowed these people in.”

“I wonder why the Secret Service – if this was nefarious – why the Secret Service allowed these people in?” Sekulow told ABC’s Jon Karl. “The president had Secret Service protection at that point, and that raised a question with me.”

It is unclear why Sekulow assumed the Secret Service vetted people Trump Jr. met with. The Secret Service confirmed on Sunday that Trump Jr. was not under its protection on June 9, 2016, and “would not have screened anyone he [Trump Jr.] was meeting with at that time.” Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, also attended the meeting and were not under Secret Service protection.



This is an absolutely mind-blowing expose of DJT’s long standing ties with the Russian mafia. It is an extraordinary piece, a must read!

The New Republic
Trump’s Russian Laundromat
By Craig Unger
July 13, 2017


re: mundane Ixion

= how we ‘see’ others, how we treat others

Trump Jr. meeting with the Russian lawyer et al., June 9, 2016:

Grand Fire Trine (makes an opposition lever from Ixion Sagittarius Trump/s Natal Sun)

Ixion is the driving force of the Grand Fire Trine – the Russia meeting (how he see/treats others…..Trump’s opposition to Hillary and non – Trump voters)

“Earlier that same morning (12:02 AM EDT) transiting Uranus was exactly conjunct transiting Eris at 23 Aries 30 and they were trine transiting Pandora at 23+ Leo as well as transiting retrograde Ixion at 23+ Sagittarius who was within a degree of opposing Trump Sr.’s Sun.”


Eliseo, that article, if even half is true, is what I have suspected for a very, very long time!

School for Justice





India has the most underage sex workers in the world with an estimated 1.2 million children working in brothels against their will. Yet, in 2015 there were only 55 cases that led to convictions in the whole of India. The fact that the perpetrators are not punished is what’s allowing – and will keep allowing – underage prostitution to happen.

We have founded the School for Justice to break this cycle. The School for Justice is an institution where girls rescued from child prostitution will be educated to become lawyers and prosecutors with the power to prosecute the criminals who once owned them.

The School for Justice is more than a physical school; it’s an entire programme. We’re collaborating with one of the best law universities in India to guarantee a first-rate education and the opportunity to become successful lawyers.

The New Republic article IS exactly the thought we too have entertained for quite some time, Kiwi. It seemed quite obvious that Trump was pulling a coup and with nefarious help.

Thank you Eliseo for posting this. It was referred to late yesterday, and voila! Here it is.

Karen, I think Trump is a dope being played by others far smarter and far more ruthless. His recent demeanour in Paris was, for him, rather subdued. I think he is in a very precarious position to his bosses if he cannot ‘deliver the goods’, as well in the court of public opinion, but for different reasons. I pray that the gods will keep Mueller and the republic safe.

well just woke up from a ‘long long synthetic-rem-dream/movie’; much too long to retrieve the whole synthetic-rem-movie but I wake up remembering the memorable ending sequence:

Trump was having a long long conversation with bunch of Russian officials; at the close of the conversation he was disappointed with the outcome; he turned and walked away; the closing scene of the synthetic-rem-movie is a clip of a recognizable past Russian leader throwing whole oranges at the back of Trump orange coat as he walks away… the leader was throwing oranges like a professional baseball pitcher with wind up and delivery skills accurately striking Trump’s coat with each retreating step;

Bernie Sanders Denounces Trumpcare as ‘The Most Anti-Working Class Legislation Ever’
President Donald Trump “is supporting the most anti-working class legislation ever presented in the modern history of this country—a disastrous healthcare bill,” Sanders said.


Big Dem Donor Speaks to Party


omg alex. . . that Boots Hart piece on Ixion was amazing. Thank you so much, I do miss her and am so glad she has kept her site open for reference.

So many points were relevant to today’s world; also didn’t know Ixion was the father of Nessus, wow! The one point I must repeat:

“Ixion is not what we can or cannot do . . or even should or should not do – it’s what we should or should not do in any given moment. In other words, it’s not the “thing” – it’s the QUALITY of clear-minded humility we either do or don’t bring to our decision, whatever it may be.”

With Trump’s natal Sun turning the grand trine on June 9, 2016, into a Kite formation (I’d not picked up on that, thanks again alex) it does indeed make Ixion the “driving force” of that day’s grand trine. Sun of a gun.
and about that dream, WOW, “throwing oranges like a professional baseball pitcher. . ” how prophetic.

Trump Russia! PLEASE: Contact your two senators Call the Congressional switchboard: (202) 224-3121 An automated voice will ask for your ZIP code and you’ll be routed to your senators. A congressional aide will answer and record your concerns and pass them on. It takes 5 minutes. Politely request their complete support for an immediate, full, open, and bi-partisan hearing into the alleged Russian influences. AND be sure to urge that Mr. Trump’s tax returns be subpoenaed! You can also ask Dem senators to post STRONG position statements on their web pages and GOP senators why they are waiting to cure a malignancy at the heart of our government. State your case clearly. You are an American and are concerned about our Democracy. They listen and do keep count. You can rightly call yourself a citizen patriot. For the good of the country, for the common good, act now. When someone asks what you did during this crisis, you can point to your calls. A grateful country will thank you for your efforts!

Last night I discovered I had posted a wrong chart for Jr’s meeting because I had used the wrong year. I was crushed, ready to seek asylum for fear of being labeled a co-conspirator with the orange one.

But then I thought that the chart would be close to a solar return for the meeting and the fact that it had not become an issue until after the solar return might save me. And it did.

The Full Moon was gone but in its place in the precessed solar return I do was a conjunction of return Moon with return Saturn in the 12th house with return Pluto just 4 degrees beneath the Asc., Sibly natal Sun on the Desc and Sibly natal Saturn on the Zenith. The Sibly chart progressed to the time of the solar return had it’s Saturn on the IC squared by it’s Pluto on the West Point. All of the aspects except for Pluto on the Asc are within minutes of arc, not degrees.

Kiwi & Karen F,
RE: The New Republic article about DJT’s money laundering and relationship with Russian Mafia:

It seems to me, with each new revelation from investigative journalists, from his tweets and public statements, and from the emails and lips of one of his foolish, none too bright overprivileged sons, DJT’s true image seems to be clarifying like Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray.”

A former psychologist, teacher and close friend of mine who is now a Unitarian Universalist minister speculated that perhaps DJT was addicted to some drug the Russians were supplying him with. I think now my friend was both right and wrong. He was thinking in terms of a substance addiction, but the man’s craving is pretty obviously a process addiction, something we knew he was afflicted with all along, i.e. unrelenting greed.

Apart from Mr. T’s obvious and blatant narcissism we see every day, Jr’s meeting with Madam Veselnitskaya prompted him to state “I think from a practical standpoint, most people would have taken that meeting.” IMHO, it was one of the more telling and pregnant public statements the man has ever made. How many times have I personally heard jail and/or prison inmates assert the false belief, characteristic of sociopaths that their crime was something that “most people” do, but just don’t get caught?

45 evidently believes everyone else feels, thinks, and behaves much like he does, that everyone cheats, steals, and colludes their way to the top, but unlike others, he is smarter and better at such things and therefore more “deserving.”

I am reminded of such passages as these:

Habakkuk 1:2
How long, O Lord, shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear?

Psalm 13:2
How long shall I take counsel in my soul, Having sorrow in my heart all the day? How long will my enemy be exalted over me?

Wonderful posts. And yes, the Don has already “sold his soul,” should be pelted with oranges (chuckle), and is a sociopath. I’ve known a couple, and am glad of the education. They can easily be played by feeding them disinformation that makes them feel like good, an aphrodisiac it seems.

And, Patty, I’m following your excellent advice. Thank YOU

Not only has the Don sold his soul, but many of his fellow repubs are of the same ilk – spouting the meme ‘well anyone would have done it” It seems the sickness in society has made the lying and cheating, ‘any means justifies the end’ broadly acceptable.

and of course, nefarious figures have their own stable of lawyers

Eliseo, Thank you you for the link to the article, I’ve spent the day sharing it.

(If you missed it)
“Oh My God…Look At That!”
“Chasing the dark: The man who’s spent a lifetime pursuing Solar Eclipses”
Alaska Airlines Solar Eclipse Flight #870
America’s greatest eclipse is coming, and this man wants you to see it!


Also Youtube Eclipse Flight #870 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBoa81xEvNA

Ja, Kiwi, Karen F,
RE: Your Thank You’s for
The New Republic article by Craig Unger

Your welcome. It was my pleasure to disseminate the info. I’m gratified it was also given attention by Brian Williams on his MSNBC show The 11th Hour. There was a short interview of Craig Unger.

Hi Patty,
Thank you for this. I happen to be staying near The Hayden Planetarium and now I am really excited to visit.

Part of the Republican Party Platform in 1956:

Our Government was created by the people for all the people, and it must serve no less a purpose.

The Republican Party was formed 100 years ago to preserve the Nation’s devotion to these ideals.

On its Centennial, the Republican Party again calls to the minds of all Americans the great truth first spoken by Abraham Lincoln: “The legitimate object of Government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done but cannot do at all, or cannot so well do, for themselves in their separate and individual capacities. But in all that people can individually do as well for themselves, Government ought not to interfere.”

Our great President Dwight D. Eisenhower has counseled us further: “In all those things which deal with people, be liberal, be human. In all those things which deal with people’s money, or their economy, or their form of government, be conservative.”

While jealously guarding the free institutions and preserving the principles upon which our Republic was founded and has flourished, the purpose of the Republican Party is to establish and maintain a peaceful world and build at home a dynamic prosperity in which every citizen fairly shares.

We shall ever build anew, that our children and their children, without distinction because of race, creed or color, may know the blessings of our free land.

We believe that basic to governmental integrity are unimpeachable ethical standards and irreproachable personal conduct by all people in government. We shall continue our insistence on honesty as an indispensable requirement of public service. We shall continue to root out corruption whenever and wherever it appears.

We are proud of and shall continue our far-reaching and sound advances in matters of basic human needs—expansion of social security—broadened coverage in unemployment insurance —improved housing—and better health protection for all our people. We are determined that our government remain warmly responsive to the urgent social and economic problems of our people.


thank you for posting that wild irish! Funny how it was the dems who were riddled with corruption in those days.
Wouldn’t it be great if some deep pockets could be persuaded to fund full page ads with that text to every news outlet in the country – funding to be sought if the newspaper refused to print as their patriotic civic responsibility.
I wonder who would be good to spearhead an effort like that?

“Republican Dirty Tricks”
Be Prepared to Protect Yourself and Fight Back!
Once considered liberal and progressive, the Republican Party has been taken over by right-wing conservative con artists who lie, cheat and steal to gain and maintain power. From voter fraud and suppression to smear campaigns, personal attacks and media manipulation, they have been using the same strategies for more than a hundred years.

Right now transiting obstinate Mars is at 28+ Cancer and inching away from his opposition to the U.S. Pluto at 27+ Capricorn. Right now transiting Uranus at 28+ Aries is slowly moving away from his square with the U.S. Pluto and his sextile with the U.S. Moon at 27+ Aquarius.

However, right now there is very little room to breathe between the transiting Uranus-Mars square. Hence the blustering defiance of Republican Senate leaders as they explain why it’s Obamacare’s fault that they, the Senate, failed to come to an agreeable solution to replace it.

The new U.S. Solar Return chart took effect 2 weeks ago and, at that time, it was Mercury at 28+ Cancer, where transiting Mars is today. Solar Return Mercury was also just 1 degree away from an exact opposition to U.S. natal Pluto. The U.S. solar return chart’s Mars on the other hand at 20+ Cancer was square U.S.natal Chiron (healthcare) at 20+ Aries.

U.S. natal Chiron and Obamacare’s Venus are both at 20+ Aries. Venus and Mars normally can find compromise and I would think a little square between them, Obamacare Venus + U.S. natal Chiron vs. U.S. solar return Mars, over healthcare could be worked out.

In the U.S. chart the transiting Mars now occupies the 8th house (Sagittarius rising), the house symbolizing shared resources. Transiting Uranus however is in the U.S. natal 4th house of family and nearing the 5th house of kids and creativity. Uranus won’t get to that 5th house in the U.S. natal chart until next year. It is that U.S. natal 8th house of shared resources that provides the stumbling block for Congress in reforming U.S. healthcare. Not enough politicians want to share the shared resources.

In the U.S. natal chart we use here on Starlight News it is the Moon that rules the 8th house. In a general astrological discussion it is accepted that Pluto and/or Mars rule the 8th house (when Scorpio is the sign representing the 8th house)

So all the astrological players are here today that symbolize the U.S. 8th house and the 8th house in general; the presently transiting Mars, U.S. Pluto, U.S. Moon, however the timing is off.

Based on the U.S. new solar return chart it looks to me that it will “get worked out” this solar return year (July 2017-July 2018). That’s because the U.S. solar return Moon at 29+ Scorpio is in a grand trine with solar return Chiron at 28+ Pisces retrograde and solar return Mercury at 28+ Cancer. Because U.S. solar return Mercury is opposite U.S. natal Pluto (27+ Capricorn) this grand trine is turned into a Kite pattern.

It is therefore the job of U.S. natal Pluto (in this case) to motivate the solar return Mercury to focus the grand trine energy (Mercury, Moon, Chiron) in this year’s U.S. solar return into a way to divvy up the Shared Resources that doesn’t just benefit the wealthy at the expense of the masses.

It will take the transiting Uranus (IMO) to reach the Venus ruled sign of Taurus – a brief visit in the 1st half of next year but not fully entrenched until 2019 – to call the bluff of congress regarding it’s not-for-the-People stance on U.S. healthcare. I believe that the midterm elections will provide the element of surprise (Uranus in Taurus) that will relieve some of the old guard Republicans of their elitist patriarchal positions as deciders for the People.

The first 2+ months of 2019 will see transiting Uranus return to his present position at the end of Aries and then fully engage in his long stay in Taurus by the Ides of March, a day when transiting Sun and Mercury (24+ Pisces) conjunct each other and trine the U.S. Mercury and transiting North Node, both at 24+ Cancer.

Of course transiting Jupiter, in his own sign of Sagittarius, will square transiting Sun and Mercury in Pisces but nothing comes easy and so the retrogrades of transiting Mercury and Jupiter will haggle out the details/big picture for a while.

In the meantime transiting Pluto at 22-23 Capricorn (March-April 2018) will not only oppose the U.S. natal Mercury (24+ Cancer), it will T-square the transiting Nodes (24-20 Cancer/Cap) calling for major transformational decisions in the U.S.

Pace yourselves, we are in it for the long haul.

Repeal and delay is back, and even worse than Trumpcare

The CBO estimates that if Congress repeals Obamacare, 18 million would lose coverage next year alone.


“Is America Ready For President Sanders? Do you think he could actually win the Presidency?
Does his Astrology show that potential future success in his Chart?http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/is-america-ready-for-an-octogenarian-president.html

Trump calling Dems “obstructionists.”
Rich, really rich!
I’m rolling my eyes so much I can see behind me!



Got this Robert Reich post from Pat Sharp’s FB post:

Now that Mitch McConnell can’t muster enough votes to replace it, Trump said today he wanted to “let Obamacare fail; it’ll be a lot easier. And I think we’re probably in that position where we’ll just let Obamacare fail. We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. We’ll let Obamacare fail, and then the Democrats are going to come to us and they’re going to say, ‘How do we fix it? How do we fix it?’ Or, ‘How do we come up with a new plan?'” (McConnell still insists he wants to vote on a repeal-only bill in the “near future.”)

Remarkably, Trump blamed Democrats for the failure, saying “it would be nice to have Democratic support” and calling Democratic senators “obstructionists” for not getting behind the plan.”And in this case, think of it: so many good things, we didn’t get one vote and their plan has failed,” Trump said.

Here are 5 simple ways Trump can sabotage the Affordable Care Act, and “let it fail:”

1. Keep insurers guessing about whether the subsidies will be available this coming year, so they can’t be ready.

2. Stop letting the public know about the Affordable Care Act’s availability, where they can sign up for it, and how.

3. Stop enforcing the mandate requiring that younger and healthier people buy insurance so they’ll indirectly subsidize older and sicker people.

4. Delay federal payments to states that have expanded Medicaid under the Act.

5. Make it harder for states that have expanded Medicaid to qualify.

6. Allow big insurers to continue to merge into a handful of insurance goliaths who can charge whatever they want.

If he let’s the Affordable Care Act fail, it’s up to us to hold Trump and the Republicans fully accountable.

What do you think?

Republican Losers Can’t Govern!
All they’ve done so far in the Trump Era is fail.
“And these people just cannot accept that they are LOSERS. Even when it’s as plain as the numbers in the latest CBO score on their latest version of what passes for Healthcare Insurance Reform in the modern Republican Party. Even when it’s the choice between Country over Party…That’s just who they are. I will no longer accept that we cannot change things.
If there were any moment in American history to change what we cannot accept”?


Sharon, yes ‘sabotage’ has been the repub strategy for since the outset of ‘obamacare’ (their initial intended invective was not as effective as they would have liked)
What I really wish the dems would do is work together, perhaps in cooperation with dem states, to come up with and put forward ‘fixes’ even if they know McConnell etal will block. Putting forward and publicising their own plan could negate the repub’s mantra of ‘theyre obstuctionist’

Trump And Putin: The Art of The Deal

Colluding With Russia Fits Trump’s Modus Operandi / Opinion Editorial by Robert Reich

July 17, 2017


How Trump Laundered Money For The Russian Money

Video 3 min. 22 sec.


I agree, Kiwi, and to do that, people have to stop fighting the Bernie-Hillary fight and find a way to unite. Bernie & Hillary wrote the new party platform together and Bernie was really on board with it but I’m still hearing lots of complaints about the DNC. Right now, it’s the only mechanism we have against the Republicans and we can use it for the good.

Typo: The title of the above video should read:

“How Trump Laundered Money For The Russian MAFIA”

It’s not just the Trump Crime Family. It’s the GOP too. They are all now the party of Putin. The few GOP Russia hawks have been marginalized and the vast majority, including Ryan and McConnell are aligned with Putin. Saving America is no longer just removing Trump. Its removing the GOP too.


Sharon, I’m extremely excited about Bernie Sanders running for President…now.
We do need a very unique/twist for winning hearts and minds next Presidential Election and what better than an a “A Wise Elder Statesman”. Especially after this Weak Flaky-Joker-Fake Plastic Presidency.

Bernie can chat to America now via Cel phones TV/Internet just like the classic old ‘Fire-Side-Chat’.
Just imagine what unique exciting qualities we could create for Sanders. “Don’t Miss Bernie’s Talk tonight!” “Sander’s has a New Idea”

Never before has a candidate been able to reach this many people at the same time.
Now if Astrologers could help create the most auspicious time periods for those talks…OMG imagine that!
The great possibilities for this new Sanders frontier would be endless!
But, What do y’all Astrology Experts think?
Does Sander’s Planetary future look hopeful for next Election? Barbk?
With a unique ‘Wise Salt of the Earth’ Presidential Candidate like B.S….The possibilities are endless!

Can anyone suggest another Email?
I have cancelled by GMAIL.
Any good suggestions would be so very appreciated!

Barbk and all of you here who remind us what a valuable mirror and “healing crisis” that DJT is, here’s a beautiful diary at Daily Kos on exactly that:


Found these on youtube. I do not know about financial astrology, perhaps somebody here does.

JIM ROGERS – 8 Jun 2017 – Markets Crash Later This Year Or Next, Write It Down

Ron Paul RED ALERT: The Dollar Will Collapse 100% on AUGUST 2017!

Jim Rogers It s Time to Prepare AUG 2017 will be bad for the dollar, US economy & stock market!

Peter Schiff Why Economic Collapse Will Happen on AUGUST 21, 2017

Amerigeddon Economic Collapse Will be on August 21, 2017! MARC FABER

I use startmail.com
It’s not free but the cost is not egregious, and it is the most secure email service available to the general public I know of. Also, startmail enables you to encrypt your messages if necessary.

Secondly, I notice that “y’all” in your post. You wouldn’t be like me having grown up in Texas or the South would you?

I’m very glad you posted the link to that short Chris Unger interview by Brian Williams, How Trump Laundered Money For The Russian Mafia. Thank You!

I nevertheless recommend all who are interested to read the entire New Republic piece, the source for the interview. It may be the best investigative reporting done on DJT so far. Personally, I found it extraordinary.



I have noticed from time to time that these kind of videos posted on youtube arbitrarily claiming a widely popular accepted date as their headline, uuse this as a ploy to get the readers attention. It is an advertising gimmick. Peter Schiff, Marc Faber, Jim Rogers etc are all financial advisors who have websites with lucrative sales revenue. Generally you won’t see any references to the date in the video itself.

Steve Bannon, what a scary guy.


I was re-reading Nancy’s piece, and was struck by this sentence: “Moreover, Trump will be under his Jupiter return from July 28 through August 4th, exacerbated by a square from transiting Pluto. This is megalomania on steroids and suggests he will aggressively expand his impact in some way, potentially with some form of military force.” In light of today’s New York Times interview w/ Trump, in which he threatens to fire Robert Mueller, I wonder if that could be what results from his megalomania and aggressive action, instead of something military. Mueller is getting close to him and has gotten Deutsche Bank records on Trump’s finances. The July 28th-Aug. 4th period may see Mueller’s firing, precipitating a full constitutional crisis.

Sharon, I have been wondering if the new wave of Hillary vs Bernie of late is not more manufactured stirring, specifically targeted towards those who were most affected by much of the ginned up topics during the campaign – the old ‘divide and conquer’ alive and well – and those with with their ‘righteous indignation’ still cannot see it for what it is. Trump and his backer’s agenda is in more trouble if everyone else can get on the same page sooner rather than later.

Lake Erie is an important part of Ohio’s economy, but it’s facing critical threats.

This summer forecasters expect Lake Erie to have the third largest algae bloom on record, and the invasive species of Asian Carp are getting closer and closer to reaching the lake.

President Trump’s initial 2018 budget proposal slashed funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

We can’t afford to lose funding at a time when Lake Erie’s ecosystem is this vulnerable.

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Donald Trump’s belatedly disclosed one-on-one with Vladimir Putin was Russia’s “dream scenario,” as Politico reporter Susan Glasser put it on MSNBC Wednesday.

“It’s very clear that one of the Russian goals has been to personalize this as quickly as possible with Donald Trump and in many ways it’s just surprising [Trump] went along with it,” she told MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace of the two leaders’ secret rendezvous at the G20.

“In fact, several former ambassadors to Russia, including Mike McFaul, have said on this program and others that they think the smartest thing Putin could have done in the run-up to the G20 was to try to get Trump alone.”

Not only did Putin accomplish that task, Trump appears to have been desperate for that interaction, which took place at a dinner for G20 leaders and was only uncovered on Monday.

The exchange certainly caught the attention of other foreign leaders at the dinner who were reportedly “befuddled” enough to relay the spectacle to Ian Bremmer, president of the New York-based Eurasia Group.

Based on conversations Bremmer had with attendees of the dinner, he described their chat as lasting “roughly an hour.”

But the cloud of mystery that hangs over the second Trump-Putin powwow isn’t all that different from their other two-hour-plus G20 meeting in one very important way: Americans will never really know the content of either exchange.

Even though six people were allowed in the first G20 meeting between Putin and Trump—including their respective top diplomats and two translators—no stenographer attended and, consequently, there was no official record of the meeting.

Trump’s dinner diplomacy included even fewer witnesses—just Trump, Putin, and Putin’s translator.


32 Million More Would Be Uninsured Under The Latest Senate Health Care Bill

And insurance premiums would double over the next decade.

Personally, I have always seen Bernie Sanders as a guide to finding the Path Forward for the U.S. more so than the President of the U.S. The role of President is too confining for someone on a mission as Trump will attest.

The chart that intrigues me is that of Robert Mueller. He has a stellium (3 or more planets in one sign) in Virgo, much like Bernie does, but while Bernie’s North Node is conjunct the U.S. Neptune, Mueller’s conjunction of Mars-Chiron at 16+ Virgo is conjunct the U.S. Solar Return chart’s descent of 17+ Virgo and trine the solar return chart’s Pluto at 18+ Capricorn retrograde. I believe he will put the unacknowledged traits of the U.S. into its consciousness. We will know ourselves better.

Mueller’s natal Mercury at 12+ Virgo squares the U.S. natal ascendant in the Sibly chart (12+ Sagittarius) while his natal Uranus at 12+ Gemini opposes the U.S. ascendant, conjuncts the U.S natal descendant and squares his own natal Mercury. No detail will be overlooked.

His natal Moon could be conjunct the present U.S. solar return chart’s Chiron (if he was born at 12 Noon) at 28+ Pisces or, if born later in the day, his Moon could be in Aries and conjunct the Aries Point. I’m inclined to guess the later and that would make for a world-wide attention grabbing trial.

Mueller’s natal Saturn is conjunct the U.S. Jupiter (both at 5+ Cancer) which seems appropriate for the job he has been assigned. It might also be an asset for a U.S. President. His Venus at 26+ Leo puts him in line with the upcoming total solar eclipse and it also opposes the U.S. natal Pallas at 26+ Aquarius which conjuncts the U.S. Moon at 27+ Aquarius, another tradition of U.S. Presidents, a natal aspect with the country’s Moon.


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