5th Aug, 2017

Clear and Present Danger

It is becoming ever more obvious that Donald Trump and his minions represent a clear and present danger to America. They are a danger to our land, our water, our air, and our future climate and environmental stability, as well as to Hispanic Americans, African Americans, Muslim Americans, gay and transgender Americans, Dreamers, families of law abiding but undocumented immigrants, financially struggling Americans, and Americans needing inexpensive and reliable health care. Nothing is sacred except massive tax cuts, mostly for the rich, and ending government regulations that might impede corporate profit. And yet, somehow, the red-meat-flavored snake oil continues to sell amongst the easily aroused, Kool-Ade drinking base of the Cult of Trump. Not even a trickle of reality seems to get through the impenetrable haze of their mindless adoration.

As for the Congress of the United States, a supposedly co-equal branch of government, they are like an old man slowly waking up from a coma, just beginning to show some flickers of awareness and response. At long last, they are pushing back against the giant cluster*$** that has taken hold of the once- revered office of the Presidency of the United States. They have thus far held the line against the destruction of Obamacare, the weakening of sanctions against Russia, and the sabotage of the Mueller investigation, but much of the chaos and damage continues apace. It remains to be seen how much will there is to really step up and take a stand.

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We are now about a third or more of the way through the period long predicted to be one of severe strain for the decency-challenged and morally bankrupt Chief Executive and the country. As of the past few days, the Mueller investigation is working with at least two grand juries and has expanded into Trump and Co.’s tangled and suspect financial dealings with Russia. It is possible, but probably unlikely, that enough will be revealed to actually end this toxic presidency by early fall. Nonetheless, it does seem that the noose is tightening and his actions are becoming more and more limited – by Congress, the courts, and the general atmosphere of legal jeopardy.

For this, we may thank the Inaugural chart Mars (24Pisces22) square to Saturn (23Sagittarius31), with the Moon (9Scorpio22) in a tight minor hard aspect to both. This limiting, frustrating, restraining configuration is very strongly energized this year through October.  Every time it is triggered, a new crisis seems to engulf the White House. Not only is the tertiary Saturn in an exact square to Inaugural Mars through October 5, but the tertiary Sun is now moving in to semisquare both through October 1. Any minor transit or minor progression will set off this highly stressful configuration: the transit of the Sun on August 16, the transit of Mars on August 25 to 27, the tertiary Moon from August 27 to September 1, the transit of Venus on September 2, the transit of the Sun on September 16, the transit of Mercury on September 26 and, finally, the transit of Saturn from October 4 through October 29 . Every one of these transits, as well as the tertiary Moon, is likely to bring further explosive revelations or some other difficult and highly intractable crisis. The Saturn/Mars square will remain a profound challenge throughout the entire Trump presidency, but it will be less active after October until 2020, when transiting Uranus will repeatedly set it off (from 8-9 Taurus).

As for Trump’s chart, we can be happy that his final Jupiter return, further activating the Pluto transit square to Jupiter through August 8, has now passed. The incendiary and vicious speech he gave to a rabid and cheering base on August 3 in West Virginia may be seen as the climax of this transit.  Al Sharpton, on a TV talk show, described this speech as “megalomania on steroids”. Indeed. This Jupiter transit, active from July 28 to August 4, also brought the appointment of General John Kelly to the position of White House Chief of Staff, likely renewing hope in Trump that he might reassert control over the current chaos.

Of course, the Saturn transit continues its long, painful station on his Moon (21Sagittarius12) throughout July and August, and the dark cloud of the Mueller investigation continues to weigh heavily upon him. Although Trump is currently on vacation, transiting Saturn will be activated by the Moon on the morning of August 10 and the evening of August 16, as well as by Venus on August 17 and 18.

Ironically, and one hopes prophetically, Trump will return to the White House on the day of the solar eclipse, August 21. The eclipse itself (28Leo53) will be just over a degree from conjunct his Ascendant (29Leo55).  In essence, an eclipse is like a really bad omen, a brief darkening of the light that can point to a future crisis. It can be triggered by planetary transits up to a year after its occurrence.

From August 31 through September 9, a very significant trigger to this eclipse point will take place. Both transiting retrograde Mercury and transiting Mars will converge on the eclipse degree during the first few days of September. The transiting Moon will move to oppose this separating conjunction on September 4.  Mercury will remain in station on the eclipse degree through September 9. Moreover, transiting Saturn will be making its final pass opposite US Mars (21Gemini23), exact on September 10, suggesting some form of crisis for the country just during and after the activation of the eclipse.

One can only speculate as to what will happen during these dangerous days. It is notable that this period will launch with Trump being exceedingly angry and vicious, due to transiting Mars crossing his Mars/solar arc progressed Uranus (26Leo47) from August 29 to August 31. Could we have another super-storm like Katrina or Sandy? Could the Congress manage to not increase the debt ceiling and spark a huge financial crisis?  Could Trump finally face a legal firing squad that would finish his presidency? Anything is possible.

Responses

One other thing I wanted to mention: some of the stress during August, while Trump is on vacation, might come from Russia, which has the Sun at 21 Gemini and is therefore sharing the tension of the Saturn station on Trump’s Moon (21 sag) and US Mars (21Gemini). I think this shifts to a different crisis for the US after 9/1.

Regarding something posted in the last thread about Mueller’s chart and Trump’s chart, please check the composite chart. I did the midpoint between the Suns of the two charts and came up with 18Cancer57. Pluto is hovering around this degree in Capricorn through October 2018. I haven’t checked out the rest of it, but that sure points to a major power struggle.

As always, brilliant and exquisitely written. Xoxo

So enlightening, as always. Thank you. I have one question: are eclipses always negative when they activate angles or planets?

I’m trying this again, as my post was abruptly wiped when the ic was severed. errrr

Clear and present danger rang my bells. This reads like a crime novel one heart-thumping clue leading to another. What chimed was the possibility of impeachment, and equally the possibility of Trump imploding psychologically. The pressure to conform to a way of thinking foreign to him may lead to a complete psychotic break.

No one can be certain what depravity this president will sink to. Nor, can we be certain what event might trigger a complete break from reason. We can imagine, however, how a national tragedy might trigger a nation to act. We’ve seen the outcome of that before. And we know how Trump behaves.

Given the facts on the ground and astrologically, I see war, that on the press, and the possibilities of international conflict, add to that international outrage.

But, no matter how toxic, there is an antidote and that is and has always been individual acts of kindness.

Thank you, Nancy. This is such great reporting. You are a pleasure to read for that very fact.

Henri and all,

Album of eclipses in 2008 with eclipses or eclipse points aspecting the angles of Senator Obama’s natal or secondary progressed natal chart for his birth place preceding his election.

http://imgur.com/a/K0pNU

There may be an action by trump around 8 pm on Aug 7th (possibly involving Sessions or perhaps his own term in office). It may be without public notification at the time.

From “Remember the Vision”, Jun 6 thru Jun 24:

“The August 7th lunar eclipse is very busy in trump’s natal chart. What does the mix mean? Eclipse Saturn is on his natal Moon and eclipse Mars is on his natal Pluto but eclipse Venus is on his natal Mercury and he has a Jupiter return that trines his natal Uranus.

Eclipse Pluto is opposite his natal Mercury/Saturn midpoint.

Trump WH – Natal Relocated: Jun 14 1946, 9:54 am, EST, White House, Dist of Columbia

Partial Lunar Eclipse (FM) – Natal Chart: Aug 7 2017, 1:10:32 pm, EST, White House, Dist of Columbia

Natal Mercury 99°47?; Eclipse Venus 98°57?

Natal Mercury/Saturn midpoint 107°45?; Eclipse Pluto at 288°49? opposite [108°49?]

Natal Pluto 134°21?; Eclipse Mars 134°32?

Natal East Point 138°46?; Eclipse Sun 137°54?; West Point 318°46?; Eclipse Moon 317°54?

Natal Jupiter 196°37?; Eclipse Jupiter 197°00? – trine natal Uranus 76°50?

Natal Moon 260°25?; Eclipse Saturn 260°46?

By: Bob on June 11th, 2017 at 2:57 am”

Yet another superb article and analysis Nancy and I never fail to smile at your wording; for example, the “decency-challenged” chief exec. in this one. What a treasure trove the Inauguration chart is proving to be.

Thanks too for noting the Mercury-Mars conjunction (the 2nd of 3 this time around) that conjuncts the fated eclipse degree early next month. I see these 2 personal planets playing important roles in the big show starring the Uranus, Pluto, Neptune, Saturn, Jupiter transits.

Their last cycle, Mercury and Mars, also had 3 conjunctions starting with the one at 14+ Cancer opposite transiting Pluto at 14+ Capricorn (which included a grand fire trine between Uranus, Jupiter and centaur Pholus) that spotlighted the U.S. natal Sun square U.S. natal Saturn. That was on July 16, 2015.

This new cycle between Mercury and Mars started on June 28, 2017, and took place at 15+ Cancer, (this time with a trine between Mercury-Mars and Neptune), so once again the emphasis was on the U.S. Sun-Saturn square. Their 2nd conjunction, conjunct the eclipse degree as you note, and their 3rd one on September 16 at 7+ Virgo (square U.S. Uranus at 8+ Gemini) continue to target the U.S. metamorphosis currently taking place.

With the fury (Mars) regarding leaks (Mercury) that is coming from the leader of the free world I see this transiting Mercury-Mars cycle taking a leading role due to that 1st conjunction between them squaring his natal Chiron-Juno in Libra conjunction as well as the U.S. natal Saturn.

A suggestion of the “leaks” can also be found in the U.S. solar return chart’s grand trine between Mercury (28+ Cancer) trine the Moon (29+ Scorpio) and Chiron (28+ Pisces). Even the solar-return’s Mars at 20+ Cancer is T-square the U.S. natal chart’s Chiron in Aries opposite Juno in Libra. I liken it all to a grand orchestra playing a piece using all instruments, sometimes not so harmoniously, coming to a crescendo. Is it the end or is it just a pause between different tempos?

Nancy, 18+ Capricorn is also the degree of the Uranus-Neptune conjunction, October 24, 1993, 3:40 PM, DC.

I would really like to see an analysis of Steve Bannon’s chart in the upcoming months.

Ed Tamplin’s latest – this week’s focus is eclipse patterns, beginning with “Omens and Eagles”
http://www.edtamplin.com/weekly%20horoscopes.htm

Thanks again Nancy! We love you!
Assange continues to show his true colors – his latest – trying to sow seeds of doubt by tweeting “is Mueller a dirty cop?”

Bob,

Thanks!

Nancy, I echo Kiwi’s sentiment in that we are so grateful for you! Thank you for sharing your gifts.

Uranus Opens And Closes Every Day To Let Out Planet’s Solar Wind, Study Finds

http://www.ibtimes.com/uranus-opens-closes-every-day-let-out-planets-solar-wind-study-finds-2558234?utm_content=buffer96e75

Thank you, Nancy, for your brilliant analysis! I am holding this country in the light.

another article on the august eclipses – FireWalking
by Lorna Bevan
http://www.daykeeperjournal.com/2017/08/fire-walking/

Thanks, everyone, for the comments on the new article. I have not used eclipses a lot for predictions and tend to think them most important when there is a direct hit (within one degree conjunction) on a natal chart, especially on the Sun or the angles. But as is always the case, there must be supportive evidence of difficulty shown by other transits and progressions. In this case, there is the Saturn station, still impacting Trump’s chart and the US chart, and really the Inaugural chart with the tertiary progressions activating the stressful Saturn/Mars square.

In the meantime, I think this is an exceptionally important article on the white resentment that fuels the Cult of Trump. Please send it around everywhere.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/05/opinion/sunday/white-resentment-affirmative-action.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-right-region&region=opinion-c-col-right-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-right-region&login=email

The Mercers have been major backers of Breitbart News and Steve Bannon’s other projects for years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Mercer_(businessman)

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/01/no-one-knows-what-the-powerful-mercers-really-want/514529/

If anyone is interested.. this is the documentary, “Get me Rodger Stone”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IPyv4KgTAA

My husband and I just watched it. It is startling, upsetting and anxiety provoking as to how we got here in a political world that brought us Donald Trump.

What I will say, and maybe only to calm my own anxiety but perhaps it would never have been possible to destroy this darkness without it being risen to the highest level of power and therefore having complete light shown on it. Light can’t drive out darkness if the darkness remains in the dark.

I think more research needs to be done on the Mercers. It would appear that the Trump dysfunction is, in large part, propped up by them – daddy’s money and daughter’s political instincts. And what motivates them is an oversized hatred of the Clintons – dating back to the early 90’s. That might explain the successful drip drip drip anti Hillary propaganda, for a generation.
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/27/the-reclusive-hedge-fund-tycoon-behind-the-trump-presidency
” The Mena story is one of several dark fantasies put forth in the nineties by The American Spectator, an archconservative magazine. According to Patterson, Mercer read the publication at the time. David Brock, a former Spectator writer who is now a liberal activist, told me that the alleged Mena conspiracy was based on a single dubious source, and was easily disproved by flight records. “It’s extremely telling that Mercer would believe that,” Brock said. “It says something about his conspiratorial frame of mind, and the fringe circle he was in. We at the Spectator called them Clinton Crazies.”

So grateful to you kiwi for the Lorna Bevan article on the Great American Eclipse, in which she notes the February 2018 solar eclipse that will conjunct the U.S. natal Moon at 27+ Aquarius. The chart placements for that eclipse are stunning.

Beyond the fact that it is dead-on the U.S. natal Moon, the chart set in Washington DC has Uranus on the MC and exactly sextile Mercury who is conjunct the Sun-Moon with just 2 degrees separating them.

This sextile between Uranus in Aries and Sun-Moon-Mercury in Aquarius forms a Yod with the U.S. NATAL Neptune in Virgo, requiring an “adjustment” from the U.S. Neptune. On the other hand, the TRANSITING Neptune in this eclipse chart is exactly trine the U.S. natal Sun however, it squares the eclipse Mars which is conjunct the U.S Sagittarius ascendant. Ay, there’s the rub.

Here’s where it gets really interesting. At the February 2018 eclipse trans. Jupiter at 22+ Scorpio will square the Aquarian eclipse itself and trans. Mercury in Aquarius, but it will also be sextile the U.S. Neptune at 22+ Virgo. Any adjustment U.S. Neptune makes (due to Yod position mentioned above) will be aided and supported by the Feb. 2018 eclipse Jupiter (truth and understanding).

Beyond that, the eclipse Jupiter in Scorpio and the U.S. natal Neptune in Virgo form another Yod with the eclipse Uranus (on the MC of the eclipse chart set in Washington DC). Logic would suggest that Uranus (on the MC) would affect Trump, but it is, afterall, Uranus so we can’t assume anything. There will be shifting, we can assume that.

In itself, that would be enough to make this Feb. 2018 eclipse chart fascinating, what with its connection to the U.S. Moon and all, but there’s more, much more.

The Feb. 2018 eclipse Venus at 6+ Pisces sextiles the same chart’s Saturn at 6+ Capricorn. This sextile, when combined with the north and south nodes in the U.S. natal chart (North at 6+ Leo and South at 6+ Aquarius), creates a Boomerang. (A Boomerang is a Yod with a point/planet opposite the apex- in this case the U.S. Leo North Node, symbol of the path forward is the apex.)

This Boomerang energy all pushes to the U.S. Aquarius South Node (letting go of something that no longer serves growth).

This Feb 2018 eclipse Boomerang – tailor made for the U.S. – along with the Feb 2018 eclipse chart’s Uranus on the MC (when set in DC) and the Feb 2018 eclipse being conjunct the U.S. Moon, and finally, the inclusion of U.S. Neptune (which, by the way, the eclipse Pluto in Capricorn trines, and this same Pluto also T-squares the U.S. opposition between Chiron and Juno) . .

. . involves all 10 of the transiting major planets in aspect with something in the U.S. natal chart. Unreal.

Not only that, if we add in transiting Chiron in Pisces (who will be opposite U.S. Neptune in Virgo), the Yod I mentioned above with U.S. Neptune and the eclipsed Sun/Moon + Mercury – all 3 of whom sextile the eclipse Uranus – then becomes a Boomerang pattern with trans. Chiron being the final target of all that combined energy.

I know, it’s too much.

This is an absolutely incredible chart and just complicated enough to take about 6 months to figure out what it means. I’m sensing that we should allow our intuition to guide us. The impression I get now, based on the 10 major planets in the Feb 2018 solar eclipse, is that the U.S. natal chart’s 12th, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th houses will bear the brunt of this eclipse energy.

That would be about our country’s secrets (12th), self image (1st), values and resources (2nd), data and communication (3rd), and traditions (4th). Since the eclipse itself is conjunct the U.S Moon it will affect us all. Yes indeed, we will all feel it.

With the 10 major eclipse planets located within a span of 153 degrees (out of 360) the energy is tightly focused and there are no oppositions. A surgical procedure comes to mind. Six of the 10 planets are within the span of 60 degrees, from 20+ Capricorn (Pluto) to 13+ Pisces (Neptune).

That covers the territory in the U.S natal chart between U.S. Pluto in the 2nd house through to the U.S. South Node and Pholus in Aquarius, on into the 3rd house and the U.S. Moon and Pallas in Aquarius, and U.S. Ceres, Nessus and Child in Pisces, also in the 3rd house.

Just like the hip bone is connected to the thigh bone, what impacts one area of the U.S. chart will have a ripple effect throughout the chart. It is the U.S. 3rd house with all it’s connotation of data, communication, education, neighbors and neighborhoods that will feel the greatest impact (5 of the 10 major planets in the eclipse are there), but it is the 4th house in the U.S. natal chart that all the world will see.

That’s because the eclipse, when set in DC, has Aries (and Uranus) on the MC which translates into the U.S. 4th house which starts with Aries and includes natal Chiron.

With Mercury squaring Jupiter in this eclipse I took a look at the new cycle between them which starts this October. Jupiter and Mercury join at 1+ Scorpio, the sign that digs deep. In that chart Uranus opposes the Sun in Libra while Uranus will also be quincunx Mars in Virgo. Part of the makeup of their cycle then, Mercury and Jupiter, is going to involve a lot of Uranian breakthroughs in consciousness (Sun), sometimes causing shifts (quincunx) in facts (Mars in Virgo).

Those 3 planets (Uranus, Sun, Mars) in the new cycle between Mercury and Jupiter will all aspect the U.S. Moon and the U.S. Pluto. What comes to mind is that the nature of Mercury and Jupiter, dealing with information as they do, will be affecting the power structures of the U.S. (Pluto) and the people (Moon) in different ways during this one year cycle. The investigations will no doubt reveal much that shocks (Uranus), angers (Mars) and makes us conscious (Sun).

You probably aren’t ready for all this right now but it is coming in just over 6 months and the eclipses we experience this month will have bearing on the eclipse(s) in 2018.

Knowing this as we plow through all the revelations (assuming there will be revelations the public hears about) that come after the October 18th Mercury-Jupiter new cycle start, will help when the solar eclipse to the U.S. Moon finally arrives. We will need all the help we can get I suspect.

Much gratitude for your deep insights and prophetic poetry.

Somehow I also believe Trump will survive these transits. He seems to thrive on opposition ; he enjoys going into vicious mode.

Elizabeth, we too watched Get Me Roger Stone (who is still active and tweeting, and pushing behind the scenes. I’m quite sure he and Bannon are in league, if not Smith, the latest Scarmucci suggested replacement. And yes, this is a highly recommended documentary. I add my thumbs up.

These figures keep crawling out of the pit, so yes, the light blinds them. We need to keep them in that light so that all can see their devious “flaws.”

Charles Schumer predicted Republicans had to wait a few months of the insufferable antics of Cheeto man, to rein him in.

The news of the Rs working with Democrats to save the ACA was the first step and the rest of the bi-partisan legislation that the Donald signed. I’m still wondering how that happened!

The Congress realizes now and the Generals too believe POTUS cannot be left alone lest he get us into another fine mess.

I believe Sec. of State Tillerson has had major influence as the adults are taking reins of the WH for the salvation of the nation.

Thank God and Thank Nancy for the relief her supreme talent brings to us mortals.

flash mob

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac7vtMXwm5o

As Mueller Closes In, How Long Will Kelly Last?

It is impossible to believe that Trump will not escalate his campaign of vilification of Mueller and his associates.

Huffington Post
08/06/2017

Robert Mueller’s investigation of Donald Trump has kicked into higher gear, with witnesses being called before a grand jury, new demands for information from the White House, probes of the connection between the Trump family business operations and his official decisions as president, as well as a deepening investigation of ties with Russia. One can only imagine how all this grates on Trump.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, directly contradicting Trump’s fishing expedition claim, says Mueller can investigate any crime that he uncovers in the course of investigating Russian influence in the 2016 campaign.

As the water keeps rising around Donald Trump, it is impossible to believe that Trump will not escalate his campaign of vilification of Mueller and his associates. Trump is happiest firing people who get in his way. The intriguing question is what the new White House chief of staff, John Kelly, will do if Trump cannot stand it any more and impulsively tries to fire Mueller.

Continued……

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/as-mueller-closes-in-how-long-will-kelly-last_us_5987d80de4b041356ec08f71

We now know how the Trump presidency will end. Let’s hope we survive: Burman

The outlines of the end are becoming more clear, as Robert Mueller’s investigators dig away. Expect things to be vicious.

The Hamilton Spectacular
Aug 4, 2017

“……… According to leaks, it has only been in recent days that Trump has realized that this Mueller probe, if not stopped, may even include an examination of his tax returns that he has been so stubborn to keep secret.

A revealing preview of what Mueller is undoubtedly discovering was featured as the extensive cover story of September’s issue of the U.S. magazine New Republic. Written by investigative journalist Craig Unger, the story was titled: “Married to the Mob: What Trump Owes the Russian Mafia.”

Unger was stark in his conclusions: “Whether Trump knew it or not, Russian mobsters and corrupt oligarchs used his properties not only to launder vast sums of money from extortion, drugs, gambling and racketeering, but even as a base of operations for their criminal activities. In the process, they propped up Trump’s business and enabled him to reinvent his image. Without the Russian mafia, it is fair to say, Donald Trump would not be president of the United States.”

More than anyone, Trump knows what Mueller will discover. He knows the legal peril that he and his family are in. He also knows that his presidency is certain to end — in some way — if that story ever becomes public.

We should remember this when we see how Trump acts in the weeks to come. Like a cornered rat, he will fight to protect his interests. In every conceivable way, he will work to stop Mueller’s probe, to challenge Congress if it intervenes, to undermine the press and judiciary if they get in the way and — yes — even to engage in reckless military adventures if he thought that would strengthen his position.

This next stage of this Trump story will no longer be a diverting reality show. It will be the moment when Americans — and the rest of us — will learn if U.S. democracy is strong enough to stop him.

Continued……

https://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/7487542-we-now-know-how-the-trump-presidency-will-end-let-s-hope-we-survive-burman/

A quick follow-up to the above……

Married to the Mob: Investigative Journalist Craig Unger on What Trump Owes the Russian Mafia

Democracy Now
July 20, 2017

A new exposé and cover story in the September issue of the New Republic, titled “Married to the Mob: What Trump Owes the Russian Mafia,” examines how the Russian mafia has used the president’s properties to launder money and hide assets. We speak with the author, investigative journalist Craig Unger.

Continued…..

https://www.democracynow.org/2017/7/20/married_to_the_mob_investigative_journalist

Robert Mueller
Born: August 7, 1944 (age 73), New York City, NY

Eclipse for his solar return.

For Mueller’s noon chart the following will likely be within orbs less than 1 degree of exactness.

Using a noon chart his Sun/Uranus midpoint on the Sibly Sun and square the Sibly Saturn.

The August 21 eclipse on his natal Sun/Mars midpoint.

His natal Saturn/Pluto midpoint is around 114°31. It will be transited in opposition by the Sun, Saturn, and Pluto on January 13, 2020.

A few things – Bob referred to Barack Obama in his post as Senator Obama – please correct as Barack Obama is President Obama – not Senator.

Today is Bob Mueller birthday – YAY!!!

Trmp is trmp – not The Donald and not President.

Thanks for letting me vent – as always your article is brilliantly constructed.

If, indeed, Mueller is getting close to some really illegal activity by Trump, such as money laundering or deals with the Russian mafia, Trump may well try to fire him come what may. It is possible to think this might occur when Mars crosses his Mars/solar arc Uranus conjunction, which is also conjunct his location chart Ascendant in DC, all at 26 Leo. We are looking at August 29 to 31, which may bring events that precipitate a big response with the triggering of the eclipse in early September. In any event, that Mars transit will unleash rage and likely precipitous action by the Orange Swamp Monster. Saturn will be exactly on his Moon at the same time.

Happy Birthday Robert Mueller; more notes on your astrological profile . . . .

Your (true) natal South Node at 27+ Capricorn is conjunct the U.S. natal Pluto, also at 27+ Capricorn and it is where the Moon was in the chart for the Saturn-Uranus conjunction (the 3rd of 3). All these entities at 27+ Capricorn are being challenged by the transiting retrograde Uranus in Aries so the air fairly crackles with excitement.

That (series of) conjunction(s) was the start of their cycle that continues today and it is the same chart where Vesta at 17+ Libra conjuncts Trump’s natal Jupiter at 17+ Libra which is where todays transiting Jupiter is on your birthday.

The thing about south nodes is that they symbolize something one is quite good at but which no longer serves to encourage growth. What someone’s south node CAN DO is help another when one just gives it (one’s south node gifts) away.

So thank you Mr. Mueller for giving us (We the People of the U.S) your South Node gift and for fulfilling the Saturn-Uranus cycle’s Moon function (a Moon that was square the Saturn-Uranus chart’s Sun at 25+ Libra) as well as fulfilling the function of the U.S. Pluto (dig deep).

Today the series of planetary bodies at the 11+ degree I reported on in the last thread begins. Something I did not mention then was how they would activate the chart of the Saturn-Uranus cycle which started way back in 1988.

Today it is transiting Mars at 11+ Leo who squares the Saturn-Uranus chart’s Pluto at 11+ Scorpio, and today’s Ceres at 11+ Cancer which squares the Saturn-Uranus chart’s Mercury at 11+ Libra.

Following that, and through August 13, Mercury in Virgo, Venus in Cancer, Vesta in Virgo and Pallas in Taurus will take their turns at activating the Saturn-Uranus cycle as well as activating the degree (11+ Aquarius) that the 3 outer planets, Uranus, Pluto and Neptune shared in their ingress charts at the time they entered their present signs.

These aspects made by transiting personal planets and asteroids reflect the filtering down of energies of a “Collective” nature (symbolized by Uranus, Pluto and Neptune) onto the level of individual lives. What and how that is achieved probably won’t make Breaking News headlines, but We The People might sense something special is going on.

Nancy,

In addition to Trump’s approaching Mars return at the end of August; during the late evening hours of August 27th, the near stationary Saturn (21 ’11 Sag) conjunct Trump’s natal Moon (21 ’12 Sag) will be sextiled by tr. Jupiter (21 ’12 Libra) in opposition to Trump’s progressed Uranus (21 ’18 Gemini) and nearby natal Sun – 22 ’55 Gemini. I think you are right on target for events to be taking off around that time.

barbk, Some of what you just wrote about above brings to mind the discussion we had about which political “leaders” have personal planets at or conjunct 11 Aquarius, such as Ryan, McConnell, and many others (interesting, too, that Mueller’s sun opposes that degree). It all makes sense.

Well, here’s an interesting scenario as told to Robert Reich from a former Rep Congressman.

http://robertreich.org/post/163658444390

https://twitter.com/IronStache/status/893823343798964224?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.huffingtonpost.com%2Fentry%2Frandy-bryce-paul-ryan-working-people_us_59863b7ce4b08b75dcc76677

Randy Bryce?
@IronStache

It’s great @SpeakerRyan has a good looking family that has access to best health care in the world. Don’t the rest of us deserve same access?

Lyin Ryan

http://crooksandliars.com/2017/08/lyin-ryan-lies-through-safe-town-hall

David, the charts were done when President Obama was Senator Obama and reference that time. If I was wrong in my reference it is because I am not perfect. Are you?

Thank you for your many enlightening contributions. You are welcome to the information contained in the post and the charts linked to.

Have a nice day. 🙂

A thought occurred to me …… I wonder if it is possible when all is done, particularly if Trump continues his dictatorial tendencies, that some in influential positions may consider some sort of constitutional amendment to limit the powers of the president and/or vetting for civic competence and external entanglements?

On the Mueller investigations:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/grand-jury-robert-mueller-trump-russia-what-to-know-1.4236184

Kiwi – nah…. It’s Machivallian (didn’t look up spelling)….they just want someone to use. I don’t know about limited powers but I wouldn’t be surprised if some of this potentially very criminal stuff wasn’t already known about Trump. They let him run anyway because 1) he was popular among his (largely deplorable) base; 2) he got the Russians to “help” him. That’s what I think. Maybe if the Dems get enough power again (or a progressive 3rd party – which I find hard to believe will happen – for a long time at least), they would do it – but most Repubs would fight it, I think.

Sharon, I don’t doubt for a minute that what you say is true . . . but . . . what if it were driven from the bottom up?
Maybe my thinking is just too altruistic LOL 🙂

Hi,

We were posting on the last thread about the line of succession, and someone came in near the bottom with a post a lot of you may have missed — about the line of succession coming into play only if multiple officials are somehow removed from office simultaneously. Which I thought was a great point and one we were not taking into consideration.

Unless Trump, Pence and Ryan were all removed from office in some way simultaneously, we’d never get to the 4th person in the line of succession — Sen. Orin Hatch.

Unless Trump and Pence were both removed simultaneously, we’d never get a President Ryan.

It only gets really interesting if Pence is removed from office or resigned while Trump is still president. Then Trump gets to nominate a VP, but it must be someone who can win Senate approval. (51 votes, I’m assuming, but I don’t know) and I can’t imagine the deal-making that would go on in order to come up with a VP name.

Then, if Trump was impeached, the new VP would become President.

(thanks to whoever pointed that out in the last thread.)

Starlight,

Senator Richard Blumenthal is just this moment on Don Lemon’s CNN show speaking to DNC’s full expectation of the likelihood of Trump trying to fire special prosecutor Robert Mueller; Blumenthal is making it a personal goal to galvanize legal maneuvers to thwart this possibility. He states that even if this was to happen, it cannot change the grand jury or the court proceedings in motion. I am sure the show will repeat in later hours.

did anyone see this on Democraticunderground?

https://i.imgur.com/GRV14Ny.jpg

This is really depressing – and goes to Sharon’s point about whether the Dems can get enough power again – it appears unlikely for quite a long time: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-congressional-map-is-historically-biased-toward-the-gop/

Talk about depressing!

http://star4cast.ca/mike-pence-the-koch-bros-an-unholy-alliance/

N. Korea – Saturn 28 Leo

http://www.neptunecafe.com/nk21.jpg

Alex and kiwi
Thanks for bringing up the Mercers.
Appears that they are Milo’s patrons.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/josephbernstein/leaked-documents-suggest-secretive-billi

The Milo/Mercer link isn’t working, if interested there’s info about their connection on-line.

N. Korea’s MC is at 20 Capricorn. Pluto is now retro at 17 Cap and will turn around and then go forward over N. Korea’s MC, probably for the 2nd time (I am under the weather and not up to looking it up on astro.com’s ephemerus. I guess this may be a signature for it’s nuclear preoccupation.

Sorry — ephemeris

The Washington Post’s shocking revelation that North Korea now possesses the ability to miniaturize its nuclear bomb arsenal on to ICBM’s has created a new and dangerous situation. President Trump just threatened North Korea with ‘fire and fury like the world has never seen’ and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un responded in kind stating that it is seriously considering a plan to strike U.S. Pacific territory. Two mad men on a horrific nuclear collision course. Where will it end? – especially with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation probing into personal finances that President Trump has declared as off limits…….

Trump Now Sounds More North Korea-y Than North Korea

Vox
August 8, 2017

When North Korea threatened to use nuclear weapons against the US in the event of an American invasion, the only question was how long it would take President Trump to respond, and what he would say.

The answers: a few hours, and with a statement that’s equal parts scary and comically overwrought.

“North Korea had best not make any threats against the United States,” Trump told reporters. “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”

Continued…..

https://www.vox.com/world/2017/8/8/16115052/trump-north-korea-fire-fury

Trump Is Playing A Dangerous Game With North Korea

Washington Post
August 8, 2017

President Trump has just taken a break from his 17-day vacation to threaten North Korea. His words:

North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening beyond a normal state. And as I said, they will be met with fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before.

This threat is a response to a continuing series of provocations by North Korea. The problem is that threats have consequences for credibility. U.S. leaders have traditionally been careful with their language, especially when dealing with nuclear powers, and for good reason. Trump’s threat is more likely to lead to dangerous escalation than to make North Korea back down.

Continued…..

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/08/08/donald-trump-is-playing-a-dangerous-game-with-north-korea/?utm_term=.173c5cd86ba3

The presently transiting asteroid Child is conjunct the U.S. natal Uranus. I can’t think of a more appropriate symbolism for the present behavior of Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump. Talk about arrested development.

Sharon, hope you feel better soon. Thanks for pointing out N. Korea’s MC degree and its proximity to trans. Pluto.

Thank you, barb.

Came across this old article about Kim Jong Un.
If the birthdate is correct, that means pluto is conjunct his sun right now (17cap), and jupiter will go over his mars (28 libra) then pluto (2scorp) in early to mid October.
“This difficulty in penetrating North Korea’s obfuscated reality is reflected also in Kim Jong-un’s birth data until recently. Although the date of January 8 was known, not even the year of his birth was certain, with 1983 and 1984 both contenders. Then British astrologer Paul Saunders came across a BBC interview with Jong-un’s mother, Ko Young-hee, where she described him as “the Morning Star King,” apparently referring to Venus’ morning visibility at his birth. There was no such celestial appearance on January 8, 1983, but on that date in 1984 both Venus and Mercury were visible in the predawn sky, making 1984 the most likely year of birth.
http://www.daykeeperjournal.com/2013/05/kim-jong-un-astrology/

Kiwi,

North Korea tends to view anniversary dates as a significant propagandist tool. Last years September 9th nuclear detonation designed to coincide with the anniversary of the founding of its nation – the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) is one such example. The launching of its first ICBM this past July 4th was an unmistakable message to the US government coinciding with American Independence day.

And now they are threatening to strike Guam on September 9th….

As Kim Threatens ‘Destruction of the American Empire,’ Trump May Start the Next Korean War

The Daily Beast
August 9, 2017

“……..Pyongyang’s response (*to Trump’s threat) was just as quick. A spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army issued a 47-paragraph statement ending with a promise that “the tragic end of the American empire will be hastened.”

The military’s rant followed another threat from the army that it was planning to hit Guam, an American territory and the home to Andersen Air Base, with Hwasong-12 missiles—on Sept. 9.”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/as-kim-threatens-destruction-of-the-american-empire-trump-may-start-the-next-korean-war

Will Trump pre-empt North Korea and strike NK’s nuclear military facilities on September 8th? September 8th has tr. Mars conjunct Trump’s Progressed Sun (1 Virgo) in exact sesquisquare to tr. Pluto and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un’s natal Sun (16 Capricorn).

Giving credence to the September 8th date – that date is mentioned in Sri and Kira’s prediction for the year 2017 as a possible date for the Trigger Event.

Psychic Predictions 2017 – MAJOR TRIGGER EVENT COMING!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgSGBHbKjGA&t=184s

This speaks to my frustration watching the news:

Trump has a mental disorder, a character disorder, that speaks of real pathology. All of the attempts by normal people to explain, rationalize, or discuss his behavior just don’t get it. His pathology is so overwhelming, it supersedes all else. He has two settings: aggressively attacking anyone who opposes him in any way; and feeding his bottomless need for praise and admiration. All pronouncements, all actions, all understanding of issues, are filtered through those two prerequisites. All lies derive from them.

Again, he has only two settings: ruthlessly attack any perceived opposition or garner extravagant praise. Nothing else exists. If accepting climate change gets in the way of the love and dedication of his base, he won’t do it. The consequences of not accepting the former are far outweighed by the consuming need for the latter. Science is irrelevant in competition with his compulsive hunger for adulation. What is good for the country regarding health care or immigration or criminal reform is barely perceptible next to the screaming masses who adore him. No matter what he might do to please progressives, they will never love him, even if they give their grudging approval to a policy here or there. So why bother.

Nancy,

I hear your plaintive cry. As frustrating as it seems, ultimately there will be the Grand Jury to deal with (i.e. if he doesn’t derail the judicial process by drawing the US into a nuclear war with North Korea). The following panel discussion addresses that concern of yours (Trump’s inability to speak the truth which the panelists claim will eventually cause his downfall in the court of law)….

TRUMP: Will Be All Alone (NO LAWYER) In Front Of The Grand Jury

Video: 11 minutes 15 sec.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnikzf9xWr4

Your comments, Nancy, and Kiwi’s post on Kim Jong Un confirm for me a thought that Trump and Un are mirroring one another. And that is what truly represents this clear and present danger. Neither man understands the effect of the rhetoric on others, nor are they particularly cognizant of another’s pain or suffering as a result of their acts. It’s a bully-boy one ups-man-ship match

This defies anything that I could have imagined about our future as human beings and as part of this beautiful planet.

“By: Bob on June 11th, 2017 at 2:57 am

The August 7 lunar eclipse is very busy in trump’s natal chart. What does the mix mean? Eclipse Saturn is on his natal Moon and eclipse Mars is on his natal Pluto but eclipse Venus is on his natal Mercury and he has a Jupiter return that trines his natal Uranus.

Eclipse Pluto is opposite his natal Mercury/Saturn midpoint.”

What it meant to trump (IMO):

The sexual predator’s bluster was a deliberate major diversion, a sign of how frightened and desperate the idiot in the WH is. He really does not intend any military action against North Korea unless he is insane, which he may be.

Natal Mercury 99°47?; Eclipse Venus 98°57?. He got to have everybody talking about him.

Natal Mercury/Saturn midpoint 107°45?; Eclipse Pluto at 288°49? opposite [108°49?]. His ignorant bluster ratcheted up, to a major degree, a path to nuclear war.

Natal Pluto 134°21?; Eclipse Mars 134°32?. His world is crumbling – he struck out in anger.

Natal East Point 138°46?; Eclipse Sun 137°54?; West Point 318°46?; Eclipse Moon 317°54?. The eclipse in exact square to his Washington MC (not Jamaica or Bedminster) focuses the world’s attention on him and he revels at the thought.

Natal Jupiter 196°37?; Eclipse Jupiter 197°00? – trine natal Uranus 76°50?. Same as eclipse square his DC MC. Me. Me. Me.

Natal Moon 260°25?; Eclipse Saturn 260°46?. He can run but he can’t hide. Perhaps it means that in his ‘heart of hearts’ he acknowledges the truth that he has a failed presidency and most of the world wants him out of office.

Yesterday I was reading an article about the traits/habits of a dry drunk and it occurred to me that this might be part of Trump too – he ticks all the boxes. His brother died due to drink – the don says it made him quit – but is apparent that his addictive personality remains strong and intact.

Starlight,

Well, that explains his bizarre lie in a tweet this morning where he claims he’s renovated and modernized our nuclear weapons.

He wants praise for something he didn’t do, and it also makes him feel more powerful against North Korea.

Again, another bizarre lie, easily disproven.

and to top it off, today is the anniversary of the bombing of nagasaki

Macbeth:
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

Macbeth Act 5, scene 5, 19–28

and also the resignation of nixon

Jerry, thank you for posting article by Craig Unger from “The Republic” re: Russian money laundering. It has the info I have been searching for but haven’t been able to find until now.

With the Aug 21 eclipse coming up – as we all know – impacting trump’s ascendant & Mars, I was looking for where trump was in his life the last time an eclipse in Leo was conjunct his ascendant and Mars. A key answer is in this article:

“In 1998, Russia defaulted on $40 billion in debt, causing the ruble to plummet and Russian banks to close. The ensuing financial panic sent the country’s oligarchs and mobsters scrambling to find a safe place to put their money. That October, just two months after the Russian economy went into a tailspin, Trump broke ground on his biggest project yet. Rising to 72 stories in midtown Manhattan, Trump World Tower would be the tallest residential building on the planet. Construction got underway in 1999—just as Trump was preparing his first run for the presidency on the Reform Party ticket— and concluded in 2001. As Bloomberg Businessweek reported earlier this year, it wasn’t long before one-third of the units on the tower’s priciest floors had been snatched up—either by individual buyers from the former Soviet Union, or by limited liability companies connected to Russia. “We had big buyers from Russia and Ukraine and Kazakhstan,” sales agent Debra Stotts told Bloomberg.”

It is the eclipse of Aug 22 1998 (29* Leo) that will be coming back to haunt trump on the Aug 21, 2017 eclipse (28* Leo 51′).

From Wikipedia: “The Russian financial crisis (also called Ruble crisis or the Russian Flu) hit Russia on 17 August 1998. It resulted in the Russian government and the Russian Central Bank devaluing the ruble and defaulting on its debt. The crisis had severe impacts on the economies of many neighboring countries. It is estimated that between 1 October 1997 and 17 August 1998, the Central Bank expended approximately $27 billion of its U.S. dollar reserves to maintain the floating peg. It was later revealed that about $5 billion of the international loans provided by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund were stolen upon the funds’ arrival in Russia on the eve of the meltdown.”

His war buttons got pushed. A gift from tRump.

http://imgur.com/XnV9IsT

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jJyq69TWug

So if we understand Majorie Orr correctly, all of this stress and pressure with N. Korea goes on through 2018 and into 2019? I think there must be behind-the-scene talks with China but, regardless of what is going on with China, N. Korea is becoming more an more threatening by the day with its threats of hitting the U.S. mainland before Guam was even brought up. With an unstable leader who may, at some point soon, have the wherewithall to blackmail and/or manipulate us with his nuclear arsenal, as he has been trying to do all along, I do not feel that we can afford to ignore him.

Trump, as insecure and thin-skinned and ridiculous as he is, has not started this and has tolerated this acceleration and testing by Kim Un Jong until now. I am not evaluating Trump here or defending him or anything else to that effect.

Most of the countries in the world with nuclear power have proven to be responsible with it. Thenl someone like KUJ comes along, who appears to be unstable, untrustworthy and trying to be one of the big players, participating in some sort of immature, competitive one-upmanship. DT may communicate in a similar vein but he has not tried to provoke NK into a nuclear war – it is they who are doing it to us. I think someone had to stand up and say something to that little twerp (KUJ). Even if DT was provocative, Mattis and others came out and backed him up in a more mature fashion. NK is trying to bully the U.S. and test DT and they cannot be allowed to go unchecked verbally. China and Russia have been very weak in their responses to date, but they can’t possibly be supporting N. Korea in any of that, even if they are our competitors. They may not like DT and our military’s reaction, but what have they done to de-escalate KUJ?

thanks for sharing alex. Gives a whole new meaning to military calasthenics,
and,
I’ve always thought it would be great if more people would sing America the Beautiful instead of “Bombs bursting in air” as a sort of counterbalance against the ugly side of the military.
Maybe it can develop into a subtle but widespread anti-trump song for these days we find ourselves in.

Early this morning as I was about to walk my dog, I took a pretty bad fall from my porch down my front steps and to the sidewalk.

I’m pretty banged up and bruised, but I’m really OK. I no longer have a good astrology program with which to look at the aspects, but as far as I am concerned it was my very lucky day!

My dog stayed by my side. The Mexican lady from across the street came to help me, and I had NO, as in ZERO broken bones. I am truly grateful, knowing it could have been far, far worse.

I’m feeling a great deal of gratitude right now. Blessings to you all!

Eliseo,

You are indeed lucky. Speedy healing to a bruised and banged up body. Blessings.

Eliseo,
Rub some high quality castor oil on your bruises and aches two times a day. Great for the skin AND will banish the bruises and pain quite quickly. Old Edgar Cayce remedy which I have found really works.
Hope you feel better soon.

Ouch Eliseo!
Get better soon Sharon and Eliseo and best wishes to both of you for speedy recoveries! xxx

Nancy,
RE: your August 9th, 2017 – 11:57 am posting.
I hear your plaint, and your righteous frustration with the profoundly naïve “attempts by normal people to explain, rationalize, or discuss his behavior,” and I agree entirely.

During the several years I worked in the mental health system it was my job to interview new patients, their parents, families, etc. and to determine a “pre-diagnosis” for the patient’s psychiatrist to approve or disapprove.

But it takes no special training to see DJT’s pathology. Meanwhile, we are moving into a “Cuban Missile Crisis” with North Korea with no JFK and RFK to finesse the emerging state of affairs. I haven’t slept well for the last several days. No doubt this contributed to the fall I took in the early morning of August 9th.

Thank You Janet, Lams Beasley Faris, and Kiwi.

Good grief Eliseo, you ARE fortunate that there are no broken bones and I hope you heal quickly.

I believe we are witnessing the death throes of the patriarchy; which one, you or me, has got the biggest, baddest bomb – I double dare you to throw yours. Sticks and stones might break my bones but words will never hurt me. Manly-man stuff.

Not too long ago I noted that a new 2 year cycle between Mars (macho) and Mercury (words) had begun; that the last one started at 14+ Cancer in July 2015, and the new one started at 15+ Cancer on June 28, 2017. Trans. Mars and Mercury once again started their 2 year cycle opposite trans. Pluto (not as tight an opposition as before) and were positioned to highlight the U.S. natal square between Sun in Cancer and Saturn in Libra.

In this new cycle transiting Jupiter (bigger) at 13+ Libra does the same (highlight U.S. Sun square Saturn) as he is just one degree from exact conjunction to U.S Saturn, is exactly square U.S. Sun and is 2 degrees from exact square to trans. Mars (macho) and Mercury (words).

This new cycle between Mercury and Mars then is in a T-square with trans. Pluto in Capricorn and trans. Jupiter in Libra and they all are positioned to activate the U.S. Sun-Saturn square.

Jupiter in the new Mercury-Mars cycle is also just one degree from Trump’s Chiron-Juno conjunction.

There is another T-square in the chart for this new Mercury-Mars cycle, Venus in Taurus squares the north and south transiting nodes. The north node is just one degree from Trump’s Mars. Chances are Kim Jong Un’s chart has some connection to this Mercury-Mars conjunction chart and I will check on that at a more agreeable time.

There is another phenomenon about this chart in that when the chart is set in Washington DC, the Cancer Sun trines the Scorpio ascendant and both trine the transiting Nessus in Pisces. Wherever there is a grand trine the energy is hard to stop and wherever Nessus is there is sure to be vindictiveness. The Sun in this chart is one degree from Trump’s Mercury. Just sayin’.

Also in this chart there is a T-square between Pholus in Sagittarius (and conjunct the Galactic Center) who is opposite Ceres in Gemini (who is one degree from being conjunct the testy Uranus Discovery degree), and they are t-squared by Chiron in Pisces (who is sextile the U.S. Pluto in Capricorn, and U.S. Pluto is being squared by trans. Uranus in Aries). Pholus is the guy who started a big bad gang fight because of some small, thoughtless gesture he made.

My biggest take-away from all this is the influence that the centaurs (Chiron, Pholus, Nessus) are having on the U.S. awakening process; their job being to connect the outer planet intentions to the inner planet comprehensions. Chiron uses pain, Nessus uses vindictiveness and Pholus uses misjudgment.

No predictions from me but I feel pretty sure this is another blast of consciousness, probably intended for those who don’t remember the big brouhaha between Cuba and the U.S. back in Pres. Kennedy’s time. That was scary too.

Eliseo,

In addition to the castor oil, might I suggest an epsom salt bath. It is the best way for your body to absorb magnesium, the relaxation mineral. It will be quite soothing and help with muscle pain. As you said, happy news that it wasn’t more serious and hope you are feeling much better soon.

Thanks, Kiwi, for the good wishes. I am feeling remarkably better after some events that occurred in early May that really impaired my walking and caused me much pain (that I managed with different levels of anti-inflamatories while healing). An MRI eventually revealed spinal stenosis, mainly of 2 vertabrae, with a few other factors. The spine specialist said I should get a laminectomy, something, it turns out, that several friends and relatives had and it helped. Mine is the kind that compresses the leg nerves. Many people have their back affected but in my case, except for my tailbone and surrounding area, it is not. I was frightened before I knew what it was, thinking it could be a whole variety of degenerative ailments.My cousin and husband advised daily walking in the public pool near our house and, eventually, I could float and kick a bit and am now doing that regularly. I am much improved but still use a cane and a wheelchair for longer distances. I’m going for a second opinion in early Oct.

I’m sorry you had to take a frightening fall (they are to me), Eliseo, hope you heal quickly and well, Eliseo, and think your very positive attitude is a great asset. I, too, decided that I was not going to let my incident get me down, and am going to enjoy this gift of life I have been given, which means something different to everyone and can be very simple. It’s important, though, to keep moving & circulating, no matter how gently it’s done at first. Alex has been a great model for that, sharing some of her personal stories.

OK, the Cuban Missile Crisis. Eliseo, you said John & Bobby finessed it. I have no doubt they did, but it was also a stale mate kind of confrontation for a while, with people holding their breath, so they also stood up to Khruschev. There was a quote released today by one of NK’s ministers that Trump cannot be argued with so they’ve decided to shoot a missile at Guam in August. What a statement…blaming DT for their decision without taking responsibility. I don’t believe this will occur, and, if it does, I hope they miss (intentionally or not), but I think that, a la John and Bobby, we had to stand up to their provocation and constant threats. Maybe DT went a little too far, but to use that as an excuse to bomb Guam? I believe that’s called playing the victim role? It would be interesting though that all of this coincides with the eclipse. I do not fear, as you have expressed, Eliseo & Jerry, that NK will be allowed to hit the U.S. mainland. I am disappointed in China and Russia for not playing a larger role in controlling NK. There was a really good article that I can post here that speaks about taking down Kim without firing a shot by reinforcing and working towards the reunification of Korea, although I don’t think that’s what China wants. My question is, will this recent activity reflect the eclipse’s shadow on DT and his presidency or will it somehow make him look good (and I know all the aspects mentioned here do not favor that). May God/the Creative Intelligence bless us all with peace and safety.

Hi Sharon,

Re: Spinal/ upper and lower back problems.

Recently my lower back “went out”. For me, it doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, normally the vertebrae and its surrounding muscle tissue re-adjusts itself after a couple of days and the body resumes its usual elasticity. This time however was different and after ten days of intermittent pain I started to become alarmed. I began to wonder if the age factor had finally caught up with me.

Luckily for me, a friend of mine had just arrived from the States who happens to be a chiropracter (as odd as it may seem, chiropractic therapy is virtually non-existent here in India). In addition to the normal chiropractic sessions, I was introduced to the Feldenkrais method which has done wonders. I am now back to my normal self. I would highly recommend reviewing some of the youtube clips under the heading: Feldenkrais With Alfons. Here’s an introduction… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt8x9rIBuzCHMdZbxRSa5tQ

And here’s a set of exercises you can try out…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z__JhcXraDU

a comment from opinion piece written by Susan Rice,

“Kim Jong UN is a cunning pragmatist. He is a survivor who understands that any military action against any American entity would mean the end of his regime. By the same token he understands that the opportunity cost to South Korea of an unprovoked attack on the DPRK by the U.S., precludes in from happening. He knows at this point he’s free to fire missiles, issue nonsensical threats, and be the center of attention. The “crisis” is in part do to the disgraceful performance of the cable news media, who are creating a false crisis to boost their ratings. How many times have we seen the DPRK quartet of missiles blasting off?Comparisons to the Cuban Missile Crisis are absurd. Kim Jong Un is a noise maker, not a war maker with a death wish. “

Sharon,

You asked: “…. My question is, will this recent activity reflect the eclipse’s shadow on DT and his presidency or will it somehow make him look good?”

I was fascinated by the fact that the widely reported July 26th FBI raid on Paul Manafort’s house happened to coincide just as tr. Uranus squared Manafort’s natal Jupiter (28 ’30 Aries-Capricorn). Manafort is arguably the pivotal linchpin in the Russian investigation. If more incriminating information on Trump and fellow campaign associates is revealed will it occur at the time of the Aug. 21st solar eclipse because of its exact trine to tr. Uranus? Allegedly Manafort has been identified as the whistle-blower to the June 9, 2016 meeting…..

Paul Manafort Blew The Whistle On Don Jr’s Secret Russia Meeting: Report

Raw Story
Aug. 10, 2017

Paul Manafort appears to be the source who revealed to congressional investigators that he attended a meeting last year with Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer promising damaging information against Hillary Clinton.

The former Trump campaign chairman’s home was raided late last month by FBI agents seeking evidence in a widening probe of his activity before the election — including his financial ties to Russian oligarchs — after his bank records were subpoenaed, reported Bloomberg Politics.

Federal investigators have been examining allegations that Manafort laundered money from Russia Eastern Europe through New York real estate, according to two sources familiar with that inquiry.

Special counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating those transactions, along with the purchase of Trump properties by wealthy Russians over the past decade and disgraced national security adviser Mike Flynn’s foreign entanglements.

The predawn raid on Manafort’s Virginia home caught the political adviser and his lawyers off guard, according to Bloomberg Politics, because it came a day after he provided notes to the Senate Intelligence Committee on his meeting with Trump Jr. and the Russian attorney.

The Bloomberg report also seems to indicate that Manafort initially told investigators about that meeting — which the president’s son first denied with his father’s help but then provided emails showing how the meeting was set up.

Continued……

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/paul-manafort-blew-the-whistle-on-don-jrs-secret-russia-meeting-report/

Blumenthal: Raid Shows Evidence Connecting Manafort to Criminal Wrongdoing

https://newsline.com/blumenthal-raid-shows-evidence-connecting-manafort-to-criminal-wrongdoing/

First to Eliseo and Sharon, I’ve no doubt you’ll both heal. I add my wishes to hasten that healing! There are challenges with aging, one being accepting them. Changing what you can which you (Jerry too) are doing.

Excellent posts, Jerry.

I have a tendency to believe that Trump will (Kim Jong Un) will order the “first” strike. I say this based upon my and so many others observations. If he has taken to heart any part of history (though doubtful), he would do something inane believing he will gain more popularity, and — again in his addled brain — place him among presidential greats. He doesn’t care about the devastation this might cause. This is what is truly alarming, for you can see it playing out in his other misguided attempts to “fix” policy or such thing as the opiod-induced deaths of hundreds, what 146 daily? Yet all we need to do is reintroduce DARE (clearly a failure)? Oh, and don’t forget to pull yourself up by your bootstraps while you’re at it.

Best wishes for complete healing for Eliseo, Sharon, and Jerry. And though I do not practice with any region I pray every day and I include all here in my prayers (conversations).

Sharon,

Wishing you complete and continued healing. Good thoughts coming your way!

Jerry,

Thank you for the back link, and I am happy that you continue to feel better. Blessings to you and all my Starlight companions.

So my question with the opioid issue is, why is there not more focus from everyone on stopping it at the source money-making-pusher end and not just the user/consumer end?
Silly me, that would disrupt the supply/demand capitalistic flow of things! Think of the merchants who supplied opium dens in China in the late 1800s in order to maximize profits.

Why government is not a business: DC’s astrological cautionary tale
http://www.diaryofamundaneastrologer.net/2017/08/why-government-is-not-businessdcs.html

Thank you everyone for the much appreciated wishes for healing and good health. Sending the same back to all of you, including Eliseo and Jerry (thank you, Jerry, for the Feldenkreis references; I am aware of it and will look further into it; I’ve also been told about “The Melt” – and I bought the book – the McKenzie Method, and Eldoa!). Regarding all of Trump’s tough talk, I am pretty sure he is in contact with many world leaders and officials, including Russia’s and China’s, and that they will not allow an attack to happen. At the same time, I was relieved to read Susan Rice’s short piece above!

Eric Francis:

http://planetwaves.net/astrologynews/116694618.html

Since I don’t do much astro research regarding war-like behavior I wouldn’t know what to look for along those lines in the present astrology. My bent is on the bigger picture of the times, the evolution of Man. Having said that everyone knows that Mars is astrology’s warrior.

Repeating what has been said here by several folks, the transiting Saturn-station-direct will (still) be opposed the U.S natal Mars in 2 weeks, and Saturn will be powerful because of that station. Two days after that trans. Saturn and trans. Jupiter will be exactly sextile and while trans. Saturn will still oppose U.S. Mars, trans. Jupiter will trine U.S. Mars. How will U.S. Mars express that trine from trans. Jupiter?

This sextile between trans. Jupiter and Saturn will also of course affect Trump’s astrology. The signs of Sagittarius (trans. Saturn), Libra (trans. Jupiter) and Gemini (U.S. Mars) are not earth signs (dealing with material things), they are air (dealing with thought and communication) and fire (inspiration) signs.

The Jupiter-Saturn sextile comes 6 days after the total solar eclipse which is 11 days from now. Trans. Saturn will still be retrograde, along with transiting Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and Chiron, and retrograde direction implies reviewing, rethinking and retracing one’s footsteps. For the 32 days before Saturn (caution) stations direct he will have been in the degree opposite the U.S. natal Mars (action). For 32 days after Saturn stations direct he will remain in the degree opposite the U.S. Mars.

For 64 days then, the U.S. natal Neptune at 22+ Virgo will have been midway between the transiting Saturn and the U.S. Mars exact opposition; not to the degree mind you, Neptune does not deal in exactitudes. Neptune dissolves things.

Perhaps there is a reason for that, this opposition between trans. Saturn and U.S. Mars falling one-degree-short-from-being-exactly-T-square-to-U.S. Neptune. Perhaps U.S. people and politicians need that one degree leeway to imagine what nuclear war (and other scary things) would be like.

The U.S. Neptune is also exactly trine the degree where trans. Jupiter and Saturn met in 2000, 22+ Taurus. This upcoming exact sextile between trans. Jupiter and Saturn is the last major aspect between them until their new cycle starts in December, 2020.

Their old cycle, which this sextile symbolizes the closing of, had as its major challenge a square from Uranus in Aquarius to Jupiter-Saturn in Taurus. The U.S. Neptune has so far – due to its trine to the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction – expressed as a rush of patriotism (9/11), the recent opioid crisis and dozens of things in between. (These could also be attributed to the Neptune in the 2000 chart conjunct the U.S. South Node.)

This closing aspect between them, Jupiter and Saturn, is the last opportunity to rectify that 2000 chart’s challenging aspect from Uranus. Can they (Saturn and Jupiter) do it? There are some “by golly” aspects in the chart for that moment, the exact sextile between Jupiter and Saturn on Sunday, August 27, at 8:16 AM in Washington DC.

Start with its MC at 23+ Gemini which is one degree from the Uranus Discovery degree at 24+ Gemini; nuclear threat is in the air over DC. However, trans. Mars is conjunct trans. North Node (path forward, opportunity), both at 24+ creative Leo, and they are sextile that MC (+ Uranus Discovery degree) in Gemini.

This Mars+NN is in the 11th house of the chart for the Jupiter-Saturn sextile, a house of group operation. At 24+ Leo, both Mars and the NN are trine Saturn at 21 Sagittarius 11 and sextile Jupiter at 21 Libra 11.

Because it is the combination of Jupiter and Saturn that symbolizes a society and/or its government, and because sextiles and trines connote cooperation, we might conclude that a “group consensus” (Mars/NN in 11th) is implied regarding (trans.) Mars energy and how it will be applied in this final sprint to the finish line, the end of the Jupiter-Saturn cycle of 2000.

So, in spite of (or maybe because of) trans. Saturn’s continuing opposition to U.S. natal Mars, the abundance of cooperative and accessible energy suggested by this last sextile in the cycle of Jupiter and Saturn leads me to believe N. Korea will not require retaliation from U.S.

This last sextile in the Jupiter-Saturn cycle has another pattern that suggests maybe the U.S. (if not the world; after all the Jupiter-Saturn cycle is not just about U.S.) might succeed in the challenge of Uranus (in Aquarius) to their conjunction in Taurus. It is a grand fire trine between Saturn in Sagittarius, Uranus in Aries and Mars/NN in Leo. Uranus will be sextile the U.S. natal Moon in Aquarius.

That Uranus in the chart for the trans. Jupiter/Saturn sextile will also square the U.S. Pluto and I read it as the U.S. Moon will establish (re-establish?) it’s equality as in “a government of the People, by the People and for the People”. The Uranus that transits in square to the U.S. Pluto is providing the breakthrough for that to happen. Perhaps a large turnout for voting in the 2018 midterms.

It is key that the 3 outer planets transiting, Uranus, Pluto, Neptune are retrograde now and through the Libra Equinox, a chart that reflects what to look for in the following 3 months. In that chart Saturn (foot on the brake) will still oppose U.S. Mars, Jupiter will again oppose retro Uranus, Mars will oppose retro Neptune, Mercury will trine retro Pluto and the only tight square is Ceres to the Moon . All seems quiet on the western front.

Rachel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdGQOJ2DQ1U

8/10 – TH

A really nice ritual to do between July 29 and August 15…

http://foreverconscious.com/lionsgate-lunar-eclipse-ritual-august-2017

Say what you will about Donald Trump, amid the ever increasing heat being felt in the Russian collusion investigation; a classic “Wag The Dog” scenario is developing here and Trump seems determined to follow the script.

US/South Korean military exercises begin August 21st; the same day of the solar eclipse and the day that Pres. Trump returns to work……

Trump Doubles Down On ‘Fire And Fury’ Vow As Wargames Near

Souix City Journal
Auyg 11, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Not backing down, President Donald Trump warned Kim Jong Un’s government on Thursday to “get their act together” or face extraordinary trouble, and suggested he had been too mild when he vowed to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea if it continued to threaten the U.S.

“Maybe that statement wasn’t tough enough,” Trump said, in the latest U.S. salvo in an escalating exchange of threats between the nuclear-armed nations.

A day after North Korea laid out plans to strike near Guam with unsettlingly specificity, there was no observable march toward combat, despite the angry rhetoric from both sides. Still, the stage is set for new confrontation soon.

U.S. and South Korean military officials plan to move ahead with large-scale exercises later this month that North Korea, now finalizing plans to launch a salvo of missiles toward Guam, claims are a rehearsal for war.

The exercises are an annual event, but come as Pyongyang says it is readying a plan to fire off four “Hwasong-12” missiles toward the U.S. island territory and major military hub. The plan would be sent to leader Kim Jong Un for approval just before or as the U.S.-South Korea exercises begin.

Called Ulchi-Freedom Guardian, the exercises are expected to run from Aug. 21-31 and involve tens of thousands of American and South Korean troops on the ground and in the sea and air. Washington and Seoul say the exercises are defensive in nature and crucial to maintaining a deterrent against North Korean aggression.

Continued……

http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/world/as-north-warns-of-missile-plan-us-south-korea-wargames/article_3e188273-85a0-53ec-a4ea-86af30e75fbc.html

Levity (as allowed)
2 maroons:

http://i.imgur.com/lIuLT0z.jpg

hearing

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-fg-cuba-hearing-20170810-story.html

As temperatures rose towards 51C (124F) on Thursday, Iraq’s government declared a mandatory holiday, allowing civic servants to shelter at home.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/10/iraq-sends-workers-home-as-ungodly-heat-grips-middle-east

Manafort Raid

Ret. ATF Special Agent Jim Cavanaugh on Lawrence O’Donnell show on August 9 said that the raid most likely was conducted at 6 am as the federal rules of criminal procedure forbid search warrents to be served between the hours of 10 pm to 6 am.

Using that time for the raid I worked a speculative birth time for Manafort and from that my progressed anlunar chart from his 2017 solar return which reveals tough aspects not seen using conventional astrology charts.

For those who do not know, the Nadir is exactly 90° in space, not longitude, from the Asc-Desc axis. An exact square in reality.

http://imgur.com/v6QHUr4

Typo in Nadir location. Corrected image:

http://i.imgur.com/74C2wAi.gif

So, put another way, we, including you and me, are symbolized by transiting Saturn (get real), now in the U.S. 1st house (self) and are opposed to the U.S. natal Mars (aggression, bombast) in the U.S. natal 7th house (other).

It occurs to me that both Kim Jong Un (other) and Trump (us) are symbolized by the U.S. natal Mars, and that we are being afforded an opportunity to “acknowledge” that which is usually projected (what’s in one’s 7th house).

With U.S. natal Neptune (in the U.S. natal chart 9th house of higher learning) squaring both transiting (and stationing) Saturn as well as U.S. natal Mars, it is acting as a mirror reflecting those unacknowledged and unrecognized aspects of “ourselves” (the USA) once suppressed, onto the screen of our consciousness.

Now it’s not as bad as all that. Everyone has a 7th house and it always holds unrecognized traits which everyone projects on to another, usually a partner or sometimes a foe. Also, Mars doesn’t always have to be obnoxious. He is brave and daring and sometimes admirable. What we have here is the opportunity to “take back” our national Mars and that opportunity is provided by our national Neptune.

Our Nat’l Neptune is a master of illusions and projection. In the 9th house and so near that MC, which is where we are recognized by the world, we are famous for our Hollywood creations. What the people of the U.S. did, the ones who voted for Trump, is provide a screen upon which to project our unrecognized (and somewhat unacceptable) characteristics symbolized by (U.S.) Mars in Gemini.

This projection, as is so often the case with Hollywood productions, is enlarged and overblown in order to make a point. Our U.S. natal Neptune is (this time) dissolving much of our projected belief that we are being “put upon” by some outside aggressor (Mars in the 7th) and providing a double image (Kim and Trump) so as not to miss the point.

In our country’s past we have been the aggressor, whether we ordinary citizens are made aware of it or not. From the start we took the land away from the original citizens who lived on this continent. We, as a whole, have been reluctant to own up to that image, hence the deserved reputation of a natal Mars in the 7th house.

I get the sense that We are being prepared for a moment of truth, perhaps many moments. IMO, our history, the U.S. history, has been devoid of the whole truth and nothing but the truth, thanks to our natal Neptune so near the MC, that place of fame and infamy.

Illusions are often hard to give up, and sometimes Reality sucks. We see a little guy like Kim Jong Un symbolizing a teeny tiny country and an overgrown guy like Trump symbolizing a continent-wide country, and must surely be reminded of the story of Jack and the Beanstalk where the all-powerful Giant lived. Could little Jack really bring down the Giant?

Or could the Giant recognize his arrogance and recognize he has overlooked the little guys for too long. I believe that’s what the voters of Trump have done; they have shaken the bean stalk (U.S. institutions like government) and are prepared to fight with their slingshots for some recognition and their personal piece of the pie.

Hi Bob: looking at your chart with interest. Don’t know anything about anlunar progressed charts except that they are sidereal, not tropical astrology. The web says Paul Manafort was born April 1, 1949 (age 68), New Britain, Connecticut. He has an interesting history, summed up in link & lots more via google/wikipedia:

http://fortune.com/2016/08/15/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-paul-manafort/

Could you please explain what the tough aspects are and elaborate on your interpretation of the situation that Mr. Manafort finds himself in?

Also, given an assumed birth time and time of the raid, do you feel this anlunar chart is supported by aspects from other charts and what they are? Do you feel the anlunar chart is strong enough to stand on its own? Your additional comments would be appreciated. Thanks!

Unlike a Solar return that happens every year, a Mars Return happens every 2 years and this was the year the U.S. Mars had a return; May 22, 2017. Even then transiting Saturn was within orb of an opposition to U.S. Mars. But barely.

Most noteworthy of that Saturn in the U.S. Mars Return chart was its tight trine with Uranus; Saturn at 26+ Sagittarius and Uranus at 26+ Aries. Both were trine the North Node at 28+ Leo, the same degree as the Solar Eclipse in 10 days.

For government work, that upcoming eclipse, and the U.S. Mars Return’s North Node (opportunity) and Trump’s ascendant + Mars are close enough to be a one-in-the-same entity. Remember that.

I’ve noted in earlier threads that the U.S. Mars Return’s Moon (symbol of the People) at 19+ Aries was exactly square the same chart’s Pluto (symbol of transformation) at 19+ Capricorn, and that the Moon was accompanied by Pallas and Eris (the 2 closest to her) and Isis and Uranus a bit further from her, and Venus and Lilith too. (We should note that Moon and Sun have wider orbs than the other planets when considering their aspects and Uranus who is furthest from Moon is 7 degrees away from her.)

Therefore, the U.S. Mars Return chart essentially has a legitimate square between its Pluto (19+ Cap) and Uranus (26+ Aries) thanks only to the extended orb of contact to the Moon that Uranus enjoys.

I am choosing to see this U.S. Mars Return of 2017, with its 2 year influence, as an offshoot of the famous 7 squares between transiting Uranus and Pluto, the last of which took place on March 17, 2015. The chart for that last square – when set in Washington DC – had an MC of 22+ Virgo, the same degree as the U.S. Neptune.

I will not belabor that interesting chart, the last of the 7 squares betwixt Pluto and Uranus, except to note that Mars in that chart at 19+ Aries was very close to the U.S. natal Chiron (healing, wounding) at 20+ Aries, and that Mars at that time was only 4 degrees ahead of that chart’s Uranus. For the U.S.A., this chart was saying: America, Mars is going to be very important for you in the coming years.

As an ambassador from the Uranus-Pluto cycle’s opening 7 squares then, this chart gives us a Mars-Uranus conjunction to the U.S. Chiron and an MC which proclaims that the U.S. Neptune will be the finished product (MC) and what the world will finally see when all is said and done.

Rather than go back as far as the beginning of the Uranus-Pluto cycle of the ’60’s to examine aspects, just recall that their conjunctions all took place in Virgo (same sign as U.S. Neptune) and all 3 conjunctions were sextile Neptune in Scorpio at the time.

Virgo is about fixing and healing things that need fixing and healing. We can assume then that the cycle of Uranus and Pluto was setting about fixing and healing and that it would employ the talents of Neptune in the process.

Further, we could assume, based on the last of the 7 squares that followed their conjunctions, that Uranus and Pluto would employ the U.S. Mars and its square to the U.S. Neptune to dramatize just how they, Uranus and Pluto, would go about fixing and healing things.

So now we have arrived in that time and place where the cycle of Uranus-Pluto is to be tested in such a way as to serve the entire world’s population through the drama unfolding in the USA. Places everyone, the curtain is rising in 10 short days.

I failed to note above that the U.S. Mars Return chart’s MOON at 19+ Aries was conjunct the MARS in the chart of the last of the 7 squares between Pluto and Uranus (and who was just 4 degrees ahead of Uranus at the time).

The idea was to draw attention to their positions having been so close to the U.S. natal Chiron, a symbol that deals with healing wounds, and a reason for why I believe the U.S. Mars cycle (this time) is a tool of the Uranus-Pluto squares effect which were/are the progressive outcomes of the Uranus-Pluto cycle itself.

I am only human so I mess up a lot, but I felt the need for people to comprehend the connections between the Great American Eclipse, Trump, the U.S. Mars Return and the overall Pluto-Uranus cycle in order to make some sense out of the chaos we are experiencing. Back to you.

Beowulfie,

The progressed anlunars are indeed strong enough to stand on their own. They are to look at a moment in time, not an extended period. For that additional progressions is needed but an idea can be envisioned by moving the MC ahead mentally by 13 degrees for subsequent days but the moved Asc cannot be determined that way.

The tough aspects are shown in the chart – conjunct the angles or in hard aspect to them (squares [E Pt, W Pt, Zenith, Nadir, or trines, or sextiles]. There are no tough aspects to be easily found using the Ptolemaic aspects on his most commonly used charts (natal and progressed natal) and lights and planets found in all horoscopes.

For the relevant progressed anlunar the Saturns on the angles and the progressed natal Saturn/Neptune midpoint on the Nadir [an exact square to the Asc-Desc axis] are an appropriate description of his likely emotional state at the time of the raid IMO.

FROM MY FILES:

“The term anlunar was coined by Cyril Fagan to differentiate the lunar return struck from the solar return from the natal lunar return. The progression of the lunar returns, however, is not a Fagan technique. A search of all of astrology will not produce progressed lunar returns except those done by myself or a few others using what is loosely called “the Nicewander technique”. I discovered and developed the technique more than 40 years ago. I account for precession in all of my charts but present them in the Tropical zodiac familiar to most who look at charts for their convenience.”

And –

“Your next post also contains misinformation regarding MY TECHNIQUE for progressing the lunar return. We hashed this out years ago in the old Sidereal_Astrology and RIYAL_compute groups and in the end Juan Revilla, who, initially like you and all the others in the Sidereal_Astrology group, said it couldn’t work, included my method (that is using the right ascension of the Moons, not the Sun) in his program. The following explanation is from the “readme” file:

[BEGIN QUOTE]
LUNAR RETURNS: the lunar returns can optionally be progressed with Robert Nicewander’s method. This is the same as the “solar quotidian” method of progressing the solar return, but the progressed motion of the angles is controlled by the changing position of the transiting Moon instead of the Sun, so it could be called a “lunar quotidian”. [END QUOTE]”

ANOTHER SITE:

“I don’t pay much attention to solar returns unless a planet in them has a small orbed aspect to the progressed natal or natal chart. I do not get significant results using charts which have not been precession corrected. I have been using these charts for more than 40 years.

I learned how to progress solar returns following Cyril Fagan’s instructions but found that they offered few dates during the course of the year when symbolism appropriate to an experience were shown. I wanted more and wondered if the lunar returns could provide an appropriate chart if they were progressed. My first attempts were disappointing. I used the natal Moon and progressed the chart using the expired movement of the Sun since the beginning of the lunar return to the the time of an event. There were some hits but many more misses. It occured to me that since I was dealing with lunar returns perhaps they should be progressed using the movement of the Moon. This produced better results but was still not as consistant as I wanted to see.

Further thinking brought me to wondering if using the anlunars (term coined by Fagan) would yield still better results. This proved to be the case but when events were more than several weeks out from the inception of the lunar return there were many close calls but not within the small orb of 2° I wanted to use. More thinking brought me to use the demi-lunar for those dates and gave the results I wanted but not always for dates in the later part of the year. Quickly came the thought that using the anlunar from the demi-solar might be the answer for those dates as using the demi-anlunar had for dates in the second half of a lunar return month and this turned out to be true.

For years I only read planets within 2° of the progressed angles of these lunar returns but noticed that many times planets in trine or square within 1° to those angles were approriate to the experience and so decided to use them also.

Also learned from comparing precessed charts to non-precessed charts is that non-precessed charts often describe the nature of an experience to be expected by virtue of appropriate symbolism being in the foreground area but no manner of progression that I have tried in order to match them with the time an experience happened produced hits to the symbolism at the time experiences occurred while the progression of precession corrected charts did even though that symbolism might not be in the foreground of the return at it’s inception.”

The site is quiet so here is more backround on my technique. The first was resolved when I received credit for my discovery.

“The following is a copy and paste from my files dated Oct of 1999 when I first converted this program from a programmable calculator to a computer program. I first programed these steps into the calculator in 1986. Before that I did all of the calculations by hand starting in 1976. The first case I remember using them on was here in Rockford, IL. in the summer of 1976 for a friend of mine when I successfully forecast the time of resolution to a problem he was having to the minute.

From 1976 through today I have never known, found, been advised of, read about, or heard about any astrologer on the face of the earth who ACTIVELY used this technique besides myself. It is the first set of charts I do for all of the astrological work that I do and usually supercedes all other techniques. I have been doing these charts for almost 30 years and have learned things about them that no one else could possibly know but if you want to give Jerry the credit, fine. But rest assured that you could search the world over and throughout internet archives as far back as possible and you will find no connection to the use of, nor the method for calculating, these charts except for mine.

Please be advised that as soon as I wrote the programs I printed them out and had those printouts notarized and they reside in a safety deposit box in my bank.”

From another site:

“I regard the use of the lunar arc to progress lunar returns to be my bailiwick and consider myself the world’s sole authority on the method. I have freely shared the methodology on many lists on the internet. I may not be a known astrological personality but I am no “Johny come lately” to the study and I am no stranger to personal success in several other fields.”

Leon Panetta Sounds the Alarm on North Korea

Video: 13 minutes 57 seconds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YXXf5RIbx4

Bob: Wow! Thank you for all the information. I will be looking at your technique to understand more based on the information you provided. I have not used anything but classical stuff myself (which I find is lots!) and I haven’t a history of in depth study. I take it that the math you use is “proprietary”, i.e. your own, and it is not to be found in any astrology program. Is that correct? I found one book on google called “Primer of Sidereal Astrology” By Cyril Fagan, Roy C. Firebrace that mentions anlunar charts – is that a reliable reference? Doesn’t look anywhere detailed enough for what you are describing though. Are the quotes you give from various sources such as articles that might be found on the web, or in your private collection? Thanks again – I much appreciate your additional explanations!

India Deploys More Troops Along China Border, Raises “Caution” Level

Zerohedge
Aug 11, 2017

With the world obsessing over every increasingly childish outburst in the daily back and forth between Trump and Kim Jong-Un, another conflict which has so far gone largely unnoticed by the global media continues to grow on the border between India and China.

Continued…..

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-11/india-deploys-more-troops-along-china-border-raises-caution-level

https://www.lovehaswon.org/ascension-spirituality/energy-update-were-in-for-a-wild-ride

Written 8/7/17, here’s more about earth’s magnetic field which is quadrupling and the Schuman Resonance which jumped from about 7 Hertz to 530 in a few days and what this means for consciousness.

It has been so long since I saved the quoted material that I have forgotten which sites I got some of them from and some are no more. The same is true for where I uploaded my programs to do the progressing once data has been put in.

Here is the link to the steps to set up Solar Fire to progress lunar returns and the steps in progressing a lunar return using Ingrid Betancourt’s rescue. When the page opens click on the down arrow (icon on the right of the 3 shown) to download a zip file of the set up and steps in the example.

My programs (to use with Solar Fire to gather inputs) are still available but I don’t know where I can upload them so they can be downloaded. Perhaps someone here can help with that as my memory is not so good anymore.

Flickr adds numbers to each image. You can delete from the first underscore to (not thru) the period to get my image name if you want.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsm2oS9dY

The nation’s leading electric utility and their affiliated companies, along with top utility executives, contributed more than four times as much money to the Republican Governors Association in the first six months of 2017 than to the Democratic Governors Association, according to a new report.

Governors can have a significant impact on the activities of utility companies in their states, whether it is appointing members to state regulators commissions or developing energy policy. Most recently, Republican governors in Maine and Indiana played important roles in impeding the growth of clean energy in their states, UtilitySecrets.org, a joint project of the Energy and Policy Institute and the Center for Media and Democracy, stated in the report.

http://www.utilitysecrets.org/

https://thinkprogress.org/utilities-donate-big-to-republican-groups-1aa082ce1e52/

Bob,

Impressive history of your approach to astrology readings. I like how easy you make it sound (I’m sure it isn’t)

This could be interesting. Elizabeth Warren’s solar return chart for June, 2020, falls on the day of a solar eclipse and transiting retrograde Saturn at the time will conjunct her natal Jupiter at 0+ Aquarius. The transiting North Node at that moment will be one degree from Elizabeth’s natal Sun as well as the transiting eclipsed Sun and it will have been conjunct Elizabeth’s natal Sun in April and May of 2020.

And this. Elizabeth’s 2020 solar return chart has transiting retrograde Jupiter at 25+ Capricorn just one degree from transiting retrograde Pluto at 24+ Capricorn who will be opposite U.S. natal Mercury at 24+ Cancer. Nine days after Elizabeth’s solar return the trans. Jupiter will conjunct the trans. Pluto (2nd of 3) and both will oppose U.S. Mercury.

Elizabeth’s natal North Node at 23+ Aries and South Node at 23+ Libra will be T-squared by her solar return chart’s Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn and that will require Elizabeth to make a major life decision very soon after.

The actual conjunction between transiting Jupiter and Saturn, the start of a new 20 year cycle, comes in December 2020, and will conjunct Elizabeth’s natal Jupiter. The U.S. people will be electing a president the month before, in November. Elizabeth’s solar return and birthday will have taken place just over 4 months earlier in June, just before the Conventions.

I’m wondering if this means Warren could be the Democratic choice for nominee as President or at the very least Vice President of the Democratic Party. The Jupiter-Saturn cycle makes it appear she could win if she chooses to run.

Ed Tamplin this week: Mars & Regulus, WW1, Balfour declaration, etc
http://www.edtamplin.com/weekly%20horoscopes.htm

Thank you LG.

Link to Manafort’s natals:

http://imgur.com/nxt5qO2

Bob, thank you again for the example chart and information. I can see winter evenings coming when I will be trying to learn more.

Barbk, could you provide E. Warren’s birth data that you are using and source? The reason is that Astrotheme has a source (link below),

https://www.astrotheme.com/astrology/Elizabeth_Warren

but the source for the source (link below) has comments that contradict the accuracy.

Also, as to interpretation, are you saying that she would be a presidential or VP candidate in spite of the solar eclipse you mention? I am confused how the solar eclipse could bring her such prominence given that the moon is hiding the sun (and thus her fortune) and in aspect to Saturn, which is usually a disappointment. Not sure I understand your meaning.

https://www.exopermaculture.com/2013/09/13/heres-my-dream-team-for-the-peoples-party-for-president-2016/screen-shot-2013-09-10-at-8-28-47-pm/

Speaking of Elizabeth Warren:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/12/politics/elizabeth-warren-netroots-nation/index.html

Elizabeth Warren Natal Chart

Astrotheme cites a 1:51 pm time of birth which is a rectified time ( hypothetical time)

if i make a working chart (not a rectified chart) for Warren at 11:50 AM then her MC 21 GE (usa mars 21ge) and ASC 22 VI (usa neptune 22vi)

putting her into the USA chart in a significant way – – this is a nice working lens to examine her birth chart (with minor asteroids and {hh} hypothetical points)

conjunctions are emphasized in her natal chart

I think though she is likely to have a Cardinal Cross chart which would put north node 23 aries (sedna 23 aries) in her 7TH house

Tearing off the scab on white supremacy, neo-nazi groups and those who are working in the interest of those groups have outed themselves, but then so has Trump and an administration with such vile beliefs that one feels ashamed for a country that practices violence, abuse, and terror. It all seems to be coming home to roost.

My heart is with those who staunchly stood up to those intent on instilling others with fear. This is true for those seriously injured and those not seriously. The same is felt for the death by a terrorist act (and also in a broader context).

The young man who perpetrated has become a symbol of white-supremacist terror (this time) may be a first. We have the name, and photo of the perpetrator. Perhaps, this young man is doing his country a favor, a much more personal wake-up call to the hatred that is infecting our neighborhoods, our states and cities; and now the very office of the presidency.

New post up:

http://starlightnews.com/wordpress/2017/08/thug-in-chief/

I am leaving town at the end of the week for about 9 days so I won’t be able to write anything during that time. Hence this is a bit earlier than usual.

None of my suppositions were based on a place or time of birth for Warren Beowulfie, just a date – June 22, 1949. I implied “she could” rather than “she would” be a presidential or VP candidate in 2020.

For anyone who is not a devotee of astrology, little thought is given to the implications of having a transiting eclipse conjunct one’s natal Sun so I doubt Elizabeth Warren would let this affect her decision making. What we know is that an eclipse to the natal Sun can be life altering.

As for Saturn symbolizing disappointment, yes it can be that, but it can also symbolize taking on responsibility. I did not mention any aspect from Saturn other than the conjunction between trans. Saturn and transiting Jupiter, the exact conjunction taking place in December, 2020, and yes that will conjunct her natal Jupiter, as well as Obama’s natal Jupiter, and Meryl Streep’s natal Jupiter and countless others.

If we look at the timing of these “events” I’ve mentioned happening in 2020, in order, the 1st is Elizabeth’s birthday in June. That will be followed by the Democratic Convention in July (I presume) if all goes well, which will be followed by the Presidential Election in November, after which will come the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in late December that will start a new 20 year cycle.

I would imagine Elizabeth Warren will have endured hundreds of requests from friends and co-workers to consider running for U.S. President in the months and years leading up to her 71st birthday. She thinks about it even now I’m sure.

She could (I say COULD) put off making a final decision about it until a lunar eclipse in January, 2020, which falls very near her natal Venus, and just as trans. Uranus (expect the unexpected) stations direct at 2+ Capricorn which will trine her natal Ceres-Saturn conjunction in Virgo.

After that, in February 2020, transiting Saturn will make the 1st of 3 conjunctions to the U.S. natal Pluto. Saturn will go on to conjunct Elizabeth’s natal Pholus and then conjunct her natal Jupiter in March and April. She will still think about it I’m guessing.

If she agrees to run, and goes through the debating process, and has a groundswell of support from the Public and the Press/MSM up until her birthday in June, she could go the whole distance.

The solar eclipse that takes place on June 21, 2020, when set in Washington DC, has Uranus near the ascendant and although Mercury will be retrograde, the decision could go either way; she’s in or she’s out.

If she does stick it out through the Convention in July she could become the Dem’s nominee for President or for the VP slot. By then trans. retrograde Saturn would be back in late Capricorn and conjunct her natal Pholus (small cause, big effect) which could trigger a commotion of some kind.

A new moon on July 20th at 28+ Cancer is opposed by retrograde Saturn at 28+ Capricorn who is about to make his 2nd conjunction to the U.S. natal Pluto at 27+ Capricorn. (the 3rd and final conjunction of trans. Saturn to U.S. Pluto will be mid November.)

If she has agreed to run for office by then, the following months through to the November election will be grueling I’m sure. But Elizabeth Warren has a natal Mars that is conjunct the U.S. natal Uranus, both at 8+ Gemini. What’s more her natal Mars is conjunct her natal Mercury, a politician’s dream!

No doubt there are countless factors I’ve not considered in this hypothetical picture but it is food for thought; trans. Ceres and trans. Venus have been conjunct the U.S. natal Sun this week!

alex, thanks for the chart for Elizabeth. That would be cool indeed if she were to have the U.S. Mercury conjunct her MC and U.S. Neptune conjunct her ascendant. No doubt our “dream” candidate, yes?

barbk

Re: Warren

that is only a
‘working chart’ ( not a rectification ) it makes a nice clear lens for her political phases

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