31st Jul, 2018

Update

Update

We are now just finishing the first week of the protracted opposition of Saturn to the US Venus (3Cancer06). The first phase began on July 22 and will peak on August 10, thereafter diminishing but remaining in effect through September 5, and then waxing strong again through October 3. This combination of Saturn and Venus brings some contraction to the US economy and threatens our general sense of well-being. This is also a transit of sorrow and loss, already manifesting in the monstrous destruction and loss of life from the California wildfires. With the current transit of Mars square to Uranus from July 28 through August 1, these fires have been raging out of control and are particularly devastating.

In addition, August 8, 9, and 10 will bring triggers to the Saturn/Venus stresses due to transits from the Moon, Venus and the Sun, respectively. There may well be other events of national interest during those days that are perilous and upsetting for a large number of people.

It should be noted that the very same Saturn transit (July 23 to October 4) is also impacting the Trump/US composite chart, the chart of the relationship between Donald Trump and the US. In this chart, the Sun is at 3Cancer08, exactly conjunct the US Venus, which probably accounts for his otherwise unexplained success and popularity among some segment of the population. During this transit, at least some of that support will diminish through early October.

Next year, 2019, will also see a protracted Saturn transit on the Trump/US composite chart, this time conjunct the North Node (13Cancer42) and opposite Venus (14Cancer25), from August 4 to October 13, 2019. This is likely to also be a time when the president’s popularity is under great stress, and resentment builds even among his base.  With the US Saturn at 14Libra48, this 2019 Saturn transit to the Trump/US chart will be mostly simultaneous with transit of Saturn square to US natal Saturn (July 29 to October 22, 2019). This latter transit suggests a significant diminishment of US power and prestige in the world, and perhaps some kind of humiliation on the world stage.

And one final planetary transit of note in the coming month is the Mars station quincunx Trump’s Ascendant (29Leo55) from August 8 through 13 and then again from August 28 through September 11. For a man who is already known for his easily aroused anger and impulsiveness, this does not bode well for those within range of his temper. This transit suggests increased irritability, impatience, and anger, and we can only hope it doesn’t bleed too much into anger-fueled policy and remains focused more on his entourage of devotees and sycophants. Given that the last few days of this Mars transit are simultaneous with the Saturn transit to the Trump/US Sun and the US Venus (September 6 to October 4), however, it seems likely the Trumpian Mars eruptions will not be happily received in the country, at all.

 

Responses

Nancy,

Re: Mars stationing direct on August 27th (28 ’36 Capricorn) in quincunx to Trumps’ ascendant (29 ’49 Leo). Good observation.

Equally as significant and kind of fascinating, this Mars station will be quincunxing last years August 21, 2017 solar eclipse (28 ’52 Leo) WITHIN A 16 MINUTE ORB. That’s quite close. Could that be a catalyst in awakening ‘The Great American solar eclipse of August 21, 2017’? Here’s a refresher…..

The Great American Eclipse, Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017 by Rose Marcus

https://rosemarcus.com/great-american-eclipse-total-solar-eclipse-august-21-2017-lunar-eclipse-august-7-2017/

thanks for the update Nancy!
The first Manafort trial starts today – I wonder if some of trumps anger will be related to info disclosed during trial?

Thank you Nancy.

just watched an interview with the maker of a new film “generation wealth”
Appears to be very timely for the sickness within this celebrity driven generation

Thank you Nancy.

This may not figure into the Aug 8-10 transits but I just read that Aug 11 is the Unite the Right rally in DC on the anniversary of Charlottesville.

Those devastating fires in California and other western states are indeed overwhelming the firefighters with their scope in both territory and length of time in duration. Nancy, you noted it has been intensified by the Mars square Uranus aspect on top of the Saturn opposite US Venus aspect. This made me take another look at the US Solar Return chart.

Uranus (unrestrained/unpredictable) in the Return chart at 2+ Taurus (property), virtually at a stand still and very intense, was trine Ceres (Nature) at 2+ Virgo (service) and they both were trine Saturn (form) retrograde at 5 + Capricorn (institutions) who was opposite US natal Jupiter (expansion) at 5+ Cancer (homeland).

I never would have seen this pattern (grand earth trine becomes kite) as having to do with wildfires, but now I wonder if it isn’t a metaphor (the out of control fires) for what is happening in our out-of-control-run-wild government.

The Moon-conjunct-Chiron at 2+ Aries (the fire fighters) in the Return chart square Saturn, are semisextile Uranus and square US natal chart Venus and Jupiter. Perhaps it is these Wounded (Chiron) People (Moon) who, together, must find a way to put the breaks on the unrestrained government institutions which are threatening to destroy our homeland.

These fires are devastating. I even heard on the radio today that some Firefighters have been commiting suicide. If they die while fighting fires, their family is very well compensated.
Yet, this is not just California.
Sweden recently experienced a horrible fire.
“Sweden fire map: Sweden battles 21 raging wildfires amid worst drought in 74 years”
https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/993472/Sweden-fire-map-Sweden-wildfires-drought-heatwave
And then recently, horrific fires in Greece!
What we are experiencing is absolutely Global Warming! (Although Republican’s all say:
There Is No Such Thing!)
Hopefully, a Presidential Candidate will address this.
New Law in CA: All new homes must have Solar Panels! I so pray for BRAVE Presidential leadership.

Aug. 11 also brings the solar eclipse at 18 Leo.

Hi Sharon,

As previously mentioned, the August 11th eclipse closely conjoins Trump’s progressed Moon (17 ’42 Leo) in quincunx to natal Pluto (19 Capr.).

Here’s an excerpt from the Thought Co. astrology website describing Eclipse Aspects To Natal Planets……

Eclipse to Natal Moon

“Hits of your natal Moon to the eclipse bring emotionally churning events or atmospheres. When mother Moon’s light is obscured, you may feel exposed and vulnerable. Events related to your mother, mothering, home, the past, and stability may occur and cause emotional triggers. There could be disruptions on the homefront—something unsettling—that takes time to restore equilibrium.

In a physical sense, that could mean moving homes, going to college, or another symbolic break from “home” and its influence happening. In terms of spirituality, it could mean feeling comfortable in your own skin. There can be epiphanies about the emotional matrices that make up your being, and any breakthroughs take months to integrate.”

Typo: Read instead “….in quincunx to TRANSITING Pluto (19 Capr.).”

Interestingly, the August 27th Mars station conjoins Paul Manafort’s natal Jupiter (28 ’41 Capricorn) in close quincunx to his natal Saturn (0 ’03 Virgo). As previously stated Trump’s ascendant and the 8/21/17 eclipse degrees are also involved in this station. It is estimated the Manafort trial will last about three weeks. Is this an indication Manafort will flip at the end of August? Here’s one article describing some of the above aspects (Manafort’s birth chart included).

What Makes Paul Manafort the Man in Question?

http://planetarydynamics.com/blog/2017/09/25/what-makes-paul-manafort-the-man-in-question/

PS In the Planetary Dynamics article provided in the above entry, it points to the the August 7th, 2017 lunar eclipse (15 Aquarius) in opposition to Mueller’s Sun (15 Leo) and Manafort’s natal Pluto (14 Leo).

Fast forward…..

On the same day of the August 27, 2018 Mars station tr. Mercury at 15/16 Leo will conjunct that eclipse and those degrees in square to transiting Jupiter (16 Scorpio). It looks like we may have a major development in the Russian investigation at that point in time.

Beowulfie,

Your caution regarding the Pluto in Aquarius period to come is certainly warranted. By no means do I suggest that Pluto in Aquarius is going to be entirely happy-happy land, despite the trine from Uranus in Gemini and the sextile from Neptune in Aries we will see to Pluto starting in 2025-6. These aspects suggest the potential for a more harmonious period, at least for a few years time, contrasting in many respects with the current challenging period punctuated by the Uranus-Pluto square, the Uranus-Eris conjunction, the impending Saturn-Pluto Conjunction, and the forthcoming Pluto-Eris square.

The trine between Pluto in Aquarius and Uranus in Gemini itself suggests the occurrence of significant technological breakthroughs, potentially everything from sustainable fusion reactors to sentient AI, to advances in space travel/interplanetary colonization by human beings. Communication, short-distance travel, and education/educational reforms will likely be highlighted during this period. Aquarius/Uranus indicates that there will certainly be some surprises mixed in here–things that we didn’t see coming, or would never have imagined could actually be real. Star Trek-style transporter beams? Warp drive? Floating cities?

There is “good” and “bad” in all things, however. I do think we are on the same page in seeing the subconscious urge for democracy and democratic renewal and reform emerging within the collective from 2023 onward. Aquarius Pluto will bring forth a renewal of democracy throughout our society and around the world itself. However, the challenges it presents alongside it will be with regards to our use/misuse of technology. The Internet itself and robots/drones/AI could be genuine showstoppers for civilization. I don’t anticipate that it will come to that, but I do maintain that there is going to be a general undertone of “survive or die” for humanity and that this may come to the fore in a big way during the 2030s as we see our collective denial and lack of conviction regarding climate change start to play out in our world in a very serious way.

Thank you Nancy; these are very trying and perilous times. Times of danger and intrigue. I only hope there is no assassination of some kind. Lord knows, the spiritual people on this planet are needed to radiate more light and love into the etheric and astral planes of this planet.

Your update, Nancy, reminded me of my interest in astrology years and years ago. That is the outer planets as generational, the inner planets personal. It is why we are in a generational shift, one that has no comparisons in history’s lexicon.

This NPR piece is an example of the things we come to believe, how easily we are manipulated by false narratives. https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2018/08/01/605084163/why-its-still-ok-to-trash-poor-white-people

Many such false beliefs are under scrutiny. It’s about time.

Buckeye Shadow, it appears the Pluto transit in Pisces is when climate change and sea level rise become acute. Turning points would be the Uranus-Pluto opposition in 2047 and especially the Pluto-Neptune square in 2064. That square makes me shudder as the very core of reality will be challenged as never before for many. Pluto in the water sign of faith will be challenged by Neptune, the Pisces ruling planet. Who said the Age of Pisces is over? We might see mass delusions and the loss of religious bearings but also newly inspired fundamental change. Most of us won’t be alive then, but our children or grandchildren will. It’s less than 50 years away, the time between now and the Sixties. Maybe that is also when humanity is redefined in unfathomable ways.

In the novel Cat’s Cradle, a made-up religion (designed to keep the natives from getting restless) had a deity (the Sun) called Borasisi and he and his wife (the Moon) had children. But because they weren’t up to Borasisi’s standards he banished them and they became the planets, Earth being one of them. The most notable thing about this religion that Borasisi is part of is that it’s made up of lies.

Borasisi, the trans neptunian object (TNO), has been in the vicinity of 20-23 Pisces for over a year and, as a symbol of non-truths, it shouldn’t surprise us that it has been opposite the US natal Neptune (22+ Virgo) and square the US natal Mars (21+ Gemini), and Trump’s natal Sun (22+ Gemini) and Moon (21+ Sagittarius) and his natal nodes (20 Gemini-Sagittarius).

Transiting Borasisi then has been challenging (square and opposition) both the US natal chart and Trump’s natal chart. On July 4, 2017, he was at 22+ Pisces, opposite US Neptune and square Trump’s Sun 22+ Gemini. It might account for all those immigrant children having been banished from their parents.

By election day in 2020 transiting Borasisi will be at 24+ Pisces, hopefully with a lot less impact on US natal Neptune.

Thank you, Nancy.

“Another way to stay positive and sustain hope is knowing—not believing, knowing—that the moral arc of the universe does ultimately bend toward justice.”

Ralfee Finn:

https://aquariumage.com/Weekly_Frequency/

patty, you should research the subject before you spout off about how you “heard on the radio” that firefighters “have been committing suicide.” What you (possibly just carelessly) have suggested is that those who have died in the current fires killed themselves for the insurance. There is accurate information on this, so please try to get it right instead of posting “what you heard.” Please.

I have an uncomfortable closeness to and experience with both the Detwiler and Ferguson fires. I can assure you that neither of those fire fatalities did themselves in. They died protecting us and our property. Your careless claim is worse than a slap in the faces of those they left behind. Capitalizing “firefighters” does not make up for what you have implied about these fine young men who are more than just death stats to me, not to mention to their families.

barbk, I have long suspected that Vonnegut is amusing himself by writing the script for us all.

Jerry, thank you for your post reminding us of the Great American Eclipse of 2017. It has been on my mind a great deal lately but haven’t had time to research.

The fires are devastating and having recently lived in New Mexico, can attest that they are terrifying.

Also take a look at these ecological disasters happening now:

The toxic algae bloom surrounding all of Florida is killing wildlife at an alarming rate. While “red tides” (and in this year’s case, it is also green) happen almost every year they do not last long. This one has been vicious, going into its 10th month. 4,000 dead fish were counted Sunday on Sanibel beaches. Turtles & dolphins are dying. The cause is rising sea temperatures with run-off of toxic chemicals.

https://weather.com/science/environment/news/2018-07-31-florida-algae-blooms-red-tide-health-wildlife

On top of that is the news that penguin colonies around the world are being decimated. The World’s largest King Penguin colony has declined by 88% in the last 30 years. The Adelie Penguin colony in Antarctica, a colony of 40,000, had only 2 surviving chicks last year.

The Orca whale seen on social media and in the news this week carrying her dead calf is from an endangered whale pod – that has not had a healthy calf born in three years.

Our planet is in serious trouble.

Back to Eclipses: 2016, 2017, 2018

Checked the timeline of Mueller probe of Trump campaign and Russia.

Aug. 19, 2016 (one year prior to the 2017 eclipse and 13 days before the Sep 11 solar eclipse) – Manafort resigns as Trump’s campaign chairman following news reports of his business dealings in Ukraine.

July 26, 2017 – (12 days before Aug 7 lunar eclipse and 26 days before Aug 21 Great American Eclipse) Federal agents execute a pre-dawn raid of Manafort’s home.

Most assuredly, a great deal of information that would concern Mueller would be uncovered in August 2017 during the eclipses. Would love to know what was uncovered on or around August 21.

July 31, 2018 – Manafort’s trial begins in the midst of the summer 2018 eclipse season (4 days post Jul 27 lunar eclipse and 11 days before Aug 11 eclipse)

Arbo, I’m sure Patty didn’t mean to disparage the bravery of fire fighters. There have been statistics about fire fighters committing suicide(103 in 2017, but not during fires though), as well as police officers. (https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/04/11/officers-firefighters-suicides-study/503735002/).
It’s possible Patty heard some conjecture about those statistics and a connection to suicide on the radio. There are outrageous demands placed on fire fighters, particularly during these kinds of wildfires and they experience PTSD and other mental health conditions, as do veterans of wars. Just tragic and frightening for all involved. My heart goes out to you in the distress you are feeling. It is very understandable.

I meant to say, conjecture about those past statistics and a connection to insurance that would protect their families. I can barely fathom what they are going through with the Carr and these other wildfires, as well as those who live in the area and their horrible losses. Firemen (as well as most police) are extremely brave and committed in the sacrifice they are making. My step son, who advocates for men, points out that men in general are almost considered disposable in our society, as they are generally the ones on the front line, and it is only of late that women have joined in but in far lesser numbers.

SassyGrace…thanks for the eclipse info.

What is happening to the earth and its wildlife is a permanent wound in our hearts for many of us.

Think positive, be grateful, and, as Angellight said, send love and light to all dimensions.

Chiming in with SassyGrace ….

the problem with the algae, which is coming from Lake Okeechobee, being fed by agro run off from Big Sugar (among others but by and large its 85% sugar cane) is not that its green scum you have to scrape off of everything and mixing with naturally occurring seasonal red tide.

The algae in question is a specific type — cyanobacteria, bluegreen algae– and it is hypoxic, meaning it depletes the oxygen in the water, thereby killing marine life [and recently taken off the Endangered Species List manatees!!] and for humans specifically, it causes liver failure among other fun side effects. Contact is a bad idea, and even breathing this stuff in is not good.

Marjorie looks at Woodward who has a new book coming out in Sept titled “Fear”
“The book title came from a conversation with Trump during the 2016 campaign when he said: ‘Real power means you can get what you want without having to exert violence. Real power is Fear.’ ”
http://www.star4cast.ca/bob-woodward-a-knack-for-winkling-out-the-truth/
“Trump is continuing his summer of bad-temper and high angst with tr Uranus still in square to his Mercury/Mars and Venus/Pluto up to publication date. Immediately after tr Uranus returns to square his Saturn/Pluto – self-destructive energy, egotistical, violent.”

BuckeyeShadow, thank you for your further comments! Particularly “Aquarius Pluto will bring forth a renewal of democracy throughout our society and around the world itself. However, the challenges it presents alongside it will be with regards to our use/misuse of technology.”

Agreed! Except, to that, I would add 2 words: Aquarius Pluto will bring forth a DESIRE for a renewal of democracy.

Because right now, the renewal seems to be going the other way around, but one thing is sure – in time we will most certainly desire the renewal and possibly even be desperate to get it!

What actually happens with climate change and political systems, human and animal health, etc. depends entirely on the good people of the planet getting a grip on their priorities and their politics.

So far, the results on that have not been too great. Ask any biologist about the health of the planet. Things need to change radically (Uranus), even for the upper classes and the power people, who are very comfy where they are! How likely is that change to happen unless, world wide, resources take a tumble along with the financial side?

These days that we are living now are approaching the dirty 30’s in the consequences of our human actions. Only it’s worse than dust storms and treks by homeless Okies to California now. I wasn’t alive then, but I knew folks who went through it (my parent’s age group – they also went through 2 world wars).

There is nothing written in the Bible or any other book (including astrology) that says we’re going to end up being better people for all that has happened in the past 70 years. No planet is going to ‘do it’ to us – we are going to do it, whatever “it” is. The end result cannot be determined in advance by anybody but ‘we the people’.

Since WWII, we appear to have been ignoring the lessons of history across the board. Science is new on the scene, but we’re not paying too much attention to the warnings from that either. Kids don’t even KNOW any history these days, that is how little we value it (and people like Betsy are not helping).

My take on the astrology is that all the Aquarian stuff has equal potential for the negative side as much as the positive. Nobody can call it for sure either way at this point in time. Sure, there are good things happening too, but it’s a race – not necessarily a race to the bottom, but winner yet to be determined.

Races are about an awful lot of hard, sustained effort and a determination to succeed and overcome the challenge no matter what – that applies double for something that requires common effort. That is, a lot of people have to put their shoulders to it, not just the football heroes.

Thus far, what we see is little or no common effort, certainly not in politics. What we see is self-interest on a level that is without parallel, everywhere. When did you last hear in politics that we should take care of the sick and the poor and the people with the money will be happy to pay?

Never have so many done so little to make the world a better place. Check out the pollution and the plastic and the radiation – and the poverty of at least 6 billion, mostly uneducated, people.

That message is not part of anything being talked about by Mitch McConnell, D. Trump, Theresa May or even that charmer, Justin Trudeau, never mind Putin or Kim! However, there is nothing preventing the general populace of any country from seeing and understanding these things. They just have to sacrifice a little of their comfort for the common good. But people are stuck and too busy staring at their cell phones.

Personally, I think it will take a major climate incident or global shock of some kind to change the direction the world is taking – which is not the best side of either Pluto or Uranus. That’s my rant for the day!!

Beowolfe, that was an absolute amazing and very wise rant, it resonated deeply with me!

What you said, Sharons S and K. But I feel we all have a responsibility to not be misleading while on our internet soapboxes.

arbo, it IS uncanny how Vonnegut’s novel captures the nature of humanity. I see transiting Borasisi as symbolizing “the MSM” when it comes into a trine with the US natal Mercury (24+ Cancer) in 2020.

Also, at times during 2020, Saturn in Cap will sextile Borasisi in Pisces (August-Oct) forming a Yod to Trump’s Mars in Leo that opposes the US natal Moon in Aquarius (a Boomerang); Power to the People. The North Node in Gemini will trine the US Moon in Aquarius and the South Node in Sagittarius will conjunct the Galactic Center.

Well now AquariusMoon, you have helped explain the role of Sedna (“. . . it depletes the oxygen in the water, thereby killing marine life . .”) and the recent conjunction between Sedna and Lachesis in Taurus, square US natal Moon in Aquarius, while at the same time in a trine with US natal Pluto in Capricorn. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Same to you SassyGrace; the Orca whale carrying her dead baby et al.; bless you for shedding Light on this subject, and on the purpose of Sedna in the astrological pantheon.

Andre & Beowulfie,

So, you know, I’m something of an optimistic pessimist–or is that optimistic pessimist?

I know what civilization is facing is grim. I’ve studied and analyzed the facts for years. The Peak Oil theory, which I still believe is true, took my breath away when I first learned about it through Matt Savinar back in the mid 2000. The forecasts of an oil-deprivation-induced civilizational crash have since come and gone, but what hasn’t gone away is the fact that we are rapidly outstripping and fouling this, our one and only habitable planet, of its resources as if there is no tomorrow. Someday, likely within our lifetimes, tomorrow will indeed arrive, and we will have insufficient resources with which to power ourselves through it.

Despite this, and the very real threat of climate change, disappearing coastlines and runaway global warming, I continue to hope and believe that we will make some unprecedented shift of a spiritual nature in the nick of time, if not sooner, that leads to epic-scale actions in order to mitigate and minimize if not resolve these crises. What else can we do?

As hideous as Trump is and the people who have orchestrated his rise to power, I have personally never seen more people, particularly among our younger generations (e.g. the Parkland kids in Florida), challenging the insufferable status quo ways of doing things and being that the Conservative elitist establishment of this country is fighting at all costs to preserve. I do find that quite encouraging, and it represents the vanguard of what could be a broader shift within the collective towards constructive dialogue and political action for transformational changes.

Conservative elites are terrified of everything that it is that we need to do in order to survive as a species on this planet, because their own position and relative state of comfort and security will likely be lost. Oh, the horror, the horror… that they should ever be made to suffer with the rest of us, the unwashed masses. At their heart they are gutless cowards who have shielded themselves through their money and the power and privilege it affords them. They will not save humanity, and as time goes by, more and more people will not be able to help but see them all exposed for what they are, and also for what they are not and never will be.

Perhaps never again in our lifetimes will a supposed rich man or CEO be elected to high office on the premise that wealth or business credentials automatically equals competent leadership. That’s no small shift, and in fact it will be one of the most powerful lessons for us that we will take away from the Capricorn Pluto period we are presently in. Much as the end of Pluto in Sagittarius saw the collapse of Christianity and its overbearing influence here in the US, the end of Pluto in Capricorn will bring about the end of the era of unchecked conglomerate corporate capitalism and de facto rule over this country and the world by elite CEOs and Wall Street investors. Obviously, not all businesses are going to suddenly die in 2023-24 when Pluto enters Aquarius, but they will face mounting pressures to change the way they do business or else die from this time forward, much as what has happened to Christianity and religion in general, post-Pluto Sagittarius.

I suppose we all wonder how far the madness can go before the illusion, that Trump is a real president, is completely shattered. To many of us it feels very close to happening.

Right now trans. Neptune and trans. Pluto, both retrograde, are just shy 3 1/2 degrees of an exact sextile, and from August 8, when the Sun in Leo is quincunx Neptune (15 Pisces 51 rx), and August 11, when the Sun in Leo is quincunx Pluto (19 Cap 18 rx), there will be an extended version of a Yod playing out, with the transiting Sun (consciousness) in Leo (creative) doing some adjusting.

Robert Mueller’s Solar Return takes place at 9:10 AM EDT on August 7th and that Sun will be exactly, to the minute, conjunct Pallas the Strategist, at 14 Leo 59.

Sun and Pallas in Mueller’s solar return chart will be quincunx Neptune in Pisces, and quincunx Pluto in Capricorn, and square Jupiter in Scorpio. Transiting Jupiter will be trine transiting Neptune.

As always, Mueller’s Sun (and now Pallas) will trine the Great Attractor at 14 Sagittarius 12 (that squares trans. Neptune). There’s something divine and quite irresistible about that Great Attractor.

Mueller’s solar return Moon at 21+ Gemini will conjunct the US natal Mars and Trump’s natal Sun. His solar return Ceres at 16+ Virgo is conjunct his natal Mars-Chiron conjunction at 16+ Virgo. Solar return Uranus at 2+ Taurus will trine his natal Jupiter at 2+ Virgo.

Mueller’s solar return Borasisi at 23+ Pisces rx is close to an exact trine to US natal Mercury (24+ Cancer) and Trump’s Venus (25+ Cancer) and exactly trine Trump’s Saturn (23+ Cancer). It squares Mueller’s SR Moon in Gemini and Trump’s Sun and US Mars too. I note this only to make clear the inter-connections between Mueller, Trump and the USA.

It won’t be easy in this fog of Neptune but I feel sure Mueller’s finest hour will be bringing Trump down in shame.

Something about Borasisi I failed to include in the earlier comment is that when Borasisi gets to 24+ Pisces (starting in April next year) it will form a grand trine with the US Mercury (24+ Cancer) and Trump’s IC (24+ Scorpio). That will continue, off and on for some time after that. Eventually it will all go away and we won’t have to talk about Trump any more.

Great piece Buckeye, thank you.

Andre, you highlighted two major mid-century aspects that have been on my mind for years: The Uranus-Pluto opposition in 2046-48 (Uranus in Virgo to Pluto in Pisces), and the Neptune-Pluto square of 2061-64 (Neptune in Gemini to Pluto in Pisces).

I agree that Pluto in Pisces alone, starting in the mid 2040s, will probably see massive environmental changes the world over, due to storms, flooding, and rising seas. The chemicals we have put into our environment, particularly from practices such as fracking, will also probably also come to the fore in a major way during this time. The return of Uranus to Virgo, where it was during the 1960s and the Uranus-Pluto conjunction, represents in some sense a revisitation of everything we experienced during the 1960s, from equality and civil rights, to alternative healing therapies, spirituality, and environmental awareness.

We’ll need to really have our shit together in all of these areas and more if we are to successfully navigate the world survival challenges that Pisces Pluto in opposition to Virgo Uranus represents. It is fair to say that the 2012-15 period of squares between Capricorn Pluto and Aries Uranus was a major “stress test.” How are we doing? This represents a major test and wake-up call before the opposition.

The thing about oppositions like these is that there is “life before,” and “life after.” How we show up for the Uranus-Pluto opposition will have substantial bearing on what our “after” life (pun intended) will be like.

As for the Neptune-Pluto square in the 2060s, like the Uranus-Pluto square in the 2010s, it represents a major checkpoint/test following the start of the cycle, which in this case took place back during the early 1890s. The 1890-92 Neptune-Pluto conjunction in Gemini represents the “birth” of our modern civilization, one that is globalized and interconnected across our planet. The Neptune-Pluto square will be the first hard aspect these two planets have made with each other since the 1890s conjunction–170 years apart by this point, and also a full cycle return for Neptune back into Gemini, which is itself a significant event.

Ideally, the Neptune-Pluto square of 2061-64 would represent the next stage in this cycle of our modern civilization, a point at which the modern era seeds planted during the 1890s have not only sprouted, but have grown to the point of producing flowers that are in full bloom.

At this stage, we should be witnessing a globalized world that has found a way to put aside many of its differences in favor of commonly shared dreams, ideas and knowledge (Neptune in Gemini).

But perhaps, we fail as a civilization to make it through the challenges leading up to this turning point? Such is indeed possible, and the Neptune-Pluto square under these circumstances manifests as a “failure to launch”–a massive missed opportunity–and a global civilization that is in breakdown as a result.

Instead of evolving to the next level the ideas and knowledge we gained and applied towards global transformation in the years and decades following the Neptune-Pluto square, we instead see our modern ideas and knowledge literally dissolve and become lost to us, and the world slides towards schism and ruin.

A global neo-Atlantis of sorts may be the final result. Against the backdrop of rising sea levels and global warming, that may not be hyperbole.

Three additional noteworthy points:

-Eris enters Taurus during the 2040s. The planet of discord challenging our food/farming and monetary/value systems.

-The next Saturn-Pluto conjunction after our impending 2020 one-off Saturn-Pluto conjunction at 22 Capricorn takes place at 13-14 Pisces in 2053-54. One one hand, this could represent the incorporation of a global state during a planetary emergency as a means of responding to the existential crisis at hand. On the other hand, a darker possibility perhaps, it could symbolize a massive organized grab of whatever resources remain on Earth during a period of imminent collapse and breakdown.

-Pluto enters Aries in 2067. A new Pluto cycle! On the heels of the Neptune-Pluto square, this could represent one of two possibilities. The higher possibility is that we enter and complete the Neptune-Pluto square in a state of unity as a civilization, in which case, we may be blasting-off (literally) to explore new frontiers. I see this as the time when we would seriously begin to expand into the heavens and colonize Mars, the Moon, possibly even a number of asteroids and the moons of planets like Jupiter and Saturn.

The lower possibility? A massive struggle for survival amidst a civilization and environment in total breakdown. The Hobbesian hell scenario of the War of All against All becomes the new prevailing order of the day, relatively speaking, as the coastal cities drown, large swaths of the planet near the equator exceed wet bulb temperatures regularly, rendering them uninhabitable for humans, governments collapse, countries dissolve, and survivors flee for the thawed tundra at the poles.

Thanks, barbk.

The last note in my post above is not my dream world scenario, obviously. Not anyone’s, I hope.

I will be a very old man by the late 2060s. While I would love to see and experience in the flesh all of these transits and to experience Pluto entering Aries–what an energy shift after Pluto in watery Pisces–Whether I am here in body or in spirit by that time as an observer, I truly dread the possibility that we as a species will mindlessly allow our greatest flaws–our prejudices, hatreds, stupid irrational tribalisms, etc. to get the better of us in the end, and fail to act on what seems so obvious that we must do if we are to survive and continue on for generations yet to come.

I would not care to go on living in such a world that is in collapse, where people have lost all hope for a better future, a world far, far worse than the most ill-informed ranting ideologues today–Steve Bannon and his ilk–can conceive of as the end result of their retrograde, nihilistic pursuits and their mad push to these ends.

Obviously, I hold steadfast to my hope for the far better world that is still possible.

In any case, I do see both possibilities still in the making, and I do think there will ultimately be a genuine “tipping point” towards one scenario or the other. The Uranus-Pluto Square wasn’t it, but it is definitely a very serious wake up call, and it does herald the coming Uranus-Pluto opposition as the proverbial line in the sand. We now have less than 30 years before that line is crossed and our collective decision to succeed or succumb collectively becomes apparent.

I’ll say again that there is a spiritual element involved. There always is, always has been, and always will be. For us at this time, the impetus and challenge is all about connecting with spirit, the bigger picture, and our humble place within everything. It’s about putting aside EGO. When we do that individually and collectively, the world around us will shift, and doors will open that we never realized were there in the first place.

Perhaps this is the real reason why such an EGO-maniac like Trump has emerged from our shadow–to teach and inspire us in a roundabout way about our own individual and collective eco-centric ways of doing things, and also of the damage and destruction that is the end result of such spiritually disconnected ways of being. I think people are indeed starting to see that the era of “Me” that took center stage with Pluto in Leo and with the generation carrying that transit signature, must inevitably give way to the era of “We.”

The emergence of new generations bearing the Pluto transit signatures of the four superego/universalist “We” transpersonal signs–Sagittarius, now Capricorn, and Aquarius and Pisces yet to come–will complete this turnover during the coming years.

True, the hour is late, and times are increasingly urgent. But I do see the courageous souls among us now, the young adults in their late teens and 20s, particularly the Pluto in Sag cohort with Uranus in Aquarius, and others still yet to come of age. I can see that they are rolling up their sleeves and digging in for the arduous struggle ahead. Parkland was their wake-up and rallying call, and it is only the beginning.

BuckeyeShadow, great and inspiring writing. Thank you. I will read it again.
Just a few thoughts. If the American rule of law and democratic ideals can fight off not only Trump but the predatory GOP ruling class 1%, this will be a model for the world for the century to come. That would be the lesson learned by the Uranus-Eris-Pluto square. The full story about the renewal of American democracy will not be told before Pluto enters Aquarius. Then, there will be the US Uranus return, which possibly will bring a war for survival against an external enemy, finally the environmental threat which will occupy the latter half of this century. Just as the Uranus-Eris-Pluto square predictably brought destabilizing authoritarian governments but also great new types of leaders such as Obama (who I agree with Eliseo has not finished his work), the Neptune-Pluto square should bring deluded prophets of doom on a greater scale in a time of environmental trauma, but also a renewal of authentic spirituality. There are many tough tests ahead, but also unlimited possibilities.

I love your balanced view and optimism, Andre.

The 1%, privileged elites, corporate moguls, etc. all will suffer considerable loss of power and stature its after Pluto leaves Cap for Aquarius, so the days are already numbered for elitist Conservative Authoritarian rule in this country. There’s absolutely nothing they can do to hold onto their control. The tighter they cling to it, the greater their fall will be.

I am curious to see what the exact Pluto-Eris Square will bring early next decade. I’ve traced each of the hard aspects in our current cycle to major shifts in the Industrial Revolution, which truly started at the Pluto-Eris conjunction in Sag during the 1750s. The opening square with Pluto in Gemini and Eris in Pisces seems to have coincided with WWI and industrial knowledge and technology (Gemini Pluto) going global (Pisces Eris) in the most destructive and disruptive ways possible… on the heels of the paradigm-altering Neptune-Pluto conjunction. The Pluto-Eris opposition from Libra to Aries in the 1970s brought about the energy crisis and massive economic dislocation in the U.S. Industrial Belt (e.g. Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, Buffalo, etc.), perhaps the most devastating and disruptive attack (Aries Eris) attack against a balanced and empowered (Libra Pluto) economic playing field that this country has witnessed during the recent modern period.

If the disruption-destruction trend holds out, then I suspect we are about to see something novel and overwhelming that literally beats the stuffing out of the power elites and establishment (Pluto in Capricorn). The #MeToo movement leveraging tech in grand fashion to take down the misogynistic Trump, the Kochs, and the GOP and remake the country? It’s entirely plausible.

I kept putting off reading Linda Schurman’s current monthly article for some reason, but I just read it now, and she and I seem to be very well aligned:

http://www.soothesayer.com

I haven’t had the time yet to catch up on the current posts, but in scanning, I noticed Dean’s reference to this Q Anon movement that, per an NPR interview today, embraces Pizzagate & all that goes along with it. I’ve noticed that a certain segment of the left does too & those are the people who will only support a candidate like Bernie because they feel, like Trumpists do, that he is not a part of the corrupted “Deep State” that secretly control everything. It’s a real problem, but especially hurts the Democratic party, because, in that sense, we are more divided then the Republicans.

Great comments all.
Buckeye, the other thing that happened with the pluto eris opposition was that global changing Microsoft was registered Nov 26 1976

Sharon, in the past few days there have been warnings that stirrers targeting all sorts of groups, no matter the pet subject, are becoming active.
The bottom line for all is – be extra aware of ‘gossipy’ methods and angst driven manipulation on all fronts, designed to gin up anger against the ‘other’.
Their prime directive is – divide and conquer.

I am sorry I was unable to comment to Arbo sooner…
Recently my husband insisted he take me to the Emergency Room because one of my ankles was more swollen than the other and after a sonogram it was determened that I had a blood clot.
I’m now taking Xarelto.
Wow…When it rains it pours. I never meant to cause discord or strife here on Nancy’s Blog. I do apologize.

Patty

Wow, you got lucky. I am so glad that you are okay. You husband is a good man.

Take care of yourself Patty.

Thanks, Buckeye Shadow, for your very visionary, astrology-based suggestions about the future, and thanks for posting Linda Schuman – she is one of my favorites. Patty, feel better.

Whether Iran’s threat to close the Strait of Hormuz after the first phase of the US sponsored sanctions kicks in on August 6th is just a bluff or not, I can envision Trump instigating some kind of false flag attack in the Gulf as a means to obscuring the encroaching Mueller probe. Such a situation could develop the morning of the 10th with that Mars-Moon opposition (0 Aquarius-Leo) in t square to the near stationary Uranus (2 Taurus). It is right on the US Inaugural Sun (0 Aquarius) and activating Ayatollah Khameini’s Saturn (0 Taurus) Pluto (0 Leo) Mars (1 Aquarius) t square. Ayatollah Khameini is the critical factor in any decisions to close the Strait of Hormuz……….

Iran Waiting For Leader Order To Block Strait of Hormuz: Comdr.

Mehr News Agency
July 31, 2018

https://en.mehrnews.com/news/136245/Iran-waiting-for-Leader-order-to-block-Strait-of-Hormuz-Comdr

I forgot to include Marjorie Orr’s April 26, 2018 commentary on this – complete with Ayatollah Khamenei’s birth chart. Here it is…….

Iran – Moving Towards Boiling Point

http://star4cast.ca/iran-moving-towards-boiling-point/

Astrologer Lynn Hayes writes about the public emergence of QAnon at the July Lunar Eclipse:

http://www.astrodynamics.net/the-emergence-of-q-anon-at-the-lunar-eclipse/

patty! That’s awful and your husband’s a hero.

I don’t think you meant to say what you seemed to be saying, but it’s a good illustration of why we should read what we’re about to post and be sure we ARE saying what we want to say. It’s an old J school trick.

I hope the meds work.

Patty,
May you be surrounded and infused with healing light.

Patty, so glad you got a timely diagnosis! Here’s to a speedy recovery! Sending healing love.

The NRA claims it is in deep financial trouble threatening its existence because of regulatory pressure from the State of New York. Yay!

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/nra-financial-trouble-706371/

Is this an effect of the Pluto-Eris square? Eris in Aries would be troublesome gun-owners versus Pluto in Capricorn, which would be a powerful government.

Trump was saved from ruin by the Russian mob.

https://www.alternet.org/russian-mob-made-its-move-trump-2002-when-he-was-hole-after-series-bankruptcies-documentary

Andre, I don’t think Eris represents the NRA. They are still too pro-establishment, and another stick-in-the-mud Pluto in Taurus organization like the Republican Party that has long outlived its expiration date. My take on Eris, at least in Aries, is that it is much more reflective of the emerging warrior feminine in the collective, which the NRA is anything but. Those raging fools aren’t even warrior masculine, honestly.

Elizabeth Grace:
” Just in time for a measurement exact on August 19th between Mercury (mindset) and Uranus (disruption), Omarosa Manigault’s tell-all tome will be released on August 14th. The title: “Unhinged” — an apt reflection of the downside potential of Mercury-Uranus connections.”

http://www.graceastrology.com/category/daily-forecast/

A random thought:
I wonder what might be gleaned from looking at the chart of the “United Russia” party – formed Dec 1 2001. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Russia

It is the party of Putin and that suspected mob character, politician/banker, nra supporter, but usually just referred to as an oligarch by the US media – Alexander Torshin who was born 27 Nov 1953.

Ed Tamplin this week looks at next week’s eclipse particularly in relation to china and iran
http://www.edtamplin.com/weekly%20horoscopes.htm

Linda G, the Comanche Psychic latest post, Aug. 4th. She mixes up a name or two, but the message makes plain to whom she is referring.

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

Lamis, Thanks for the new Linda G session. I wonder, she being psychic, if transiting Mercury wasn’t aspecting her natal Neptune at the time of her recording. With natal Neptune being the source of her information (I would assume), it could interfere with her trans. Mercury reception, thus getting the names wrong. Been there done that!

Here’s something I caught from the chart for the Mercury-Jupiter conjunction (the present cycle between them); at that time (Oct. 18, 2017) they were at 1+ Scorpio, conjunct the US natal Hades 0+ Scorpio. When trans. Uranus entered Taurus in May it opposed US Hades and in June it opposed the Mercury-Jupiter conjunction. (May is when we first heard about the crying children being separated from their parents on the Mexico border.)

I believe this cycle symbolizes the war on the Press (the Fake News) meme and Trump’s vile attacks on reporters. The annual Mercury-Jupiter cycle can give a general, and sometimes a specific picture of the course communications will travel for the following year (until their next conjunction).

For example, at the Jupiter-Mercury conjunction last October, the Moon (emotions) at 8+ Libra was sextile Ceres (mother separated from child) at 8+ Leo and they formed a Yod to the US natal Ceres at 8+ Pisces which squares US Uranus (breakthrough) at 8+ Gemini.

Right now and earlier this year transiting Nessus (abuse of power) was conjunct US Ceres and at that point in a Yod which must make an adjustment. It was due to press (media) coverage that US citizens became aware of the abuse the Trump government inflicted on immigrant families, and must now rectify.

The next Jupiter-Mercury cycle starts October 29, 2018, at 27+ Scorpio, square US Moon in Aquarius and sextile US Pluto in Capricorn. Because Venus (values) will be at 1+ Scorpio, repeating the conjunction to US natal Hades (for another year due to the new Mercury-Jupiter cycle), and because transiting Uranus will oppose trans. Venus and US Hades, . .

. . .and because the transiting nodes (North at 0+ Leo and South at 0+ Aquarius) will form a grand cross with Venus (+ US Hades) and Uranus, the ongoing cloud of child abuse could translate as a referendum on Trump policies in the midterm election 8 days later.

Voting is a form of communication and since the US Moon (US People) will square the new Mercury-Jupiter conjunction (communicating), it could reflect the values (Venus in the new Jupiter-Mercury cycle continues the old 2017 cycle in the same degree – 1+ Scorpio, and conjunct US Hades) of the People, with Venus opposite Uranus this time.

This is just one cycle of course, and other cycles are influencing us too. Still the fiasco at the southern US border has repulsed a lot of people that might have otherwise been content with the Republican Congress. The Press (MSM) is keeping the “kidnapped children” story alive and will do so until all 500+ children have been reunited with their families or with someone the parent approves of.

Lovely morning, everyone. In case you missed Trump throwing his own son under the bus, here’s his tweet along with the time stamp:

Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics – and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!
9:35 AM – 5 Aug 2018

Yes, that’s him saying, we had the meeting, Don Jr. was there to get information on Hillary, but … it was totally legal!!!!

Hope Hicks was spotted boarding AF1 prior to DT Ohio rally

More on Don Jr.

http://star4cast.ca/donald-trump-jr-a-tweet-tsunami-rushes-to-his-defence/

No sympathy for either father or son from me. They dug their own graves through ego. And getting involved in things they should have known better than to touch. If they are panicking, good! It’s long overdue that they face the music for their improprieties.

“The U.S. progressed Sun has been trine the natal Sun for the past year, perhaps protecting Trump from his political rivals and the investigations. However, this is now a waning influence, while the progressed Sun’s hard aspect (the quincunx or 150º) to natal Saturn is getting stronger. This astrological development corresponds to Mueller’s pending indictment as well as Trump’s increasingly shrill complaints about Fake News. This showdown takes us right up to the mid-term elections.”

http://www.neptunecafe.com/newsscope.html

Growing evidence seems to be mounting that climate change is indeed the most immediate and pressing existential crisis for humanity, consistent with my analysis of the present Uranus-Pluto cycle:

1965-Conjunction: Awakening, Existential Crisis Revealed
2012-15-Square: Test of Priorities
2046-48-Opposition: Existential Crisis and Consequences of Choices Manifest

https://www.salon.com/2018/08/05/on-climate-change-its-time-to-start-panicking/

I do think it’s hardly “game over” yet, but four decades of Reactionary head-in-the-sand Conservatism and an embarrassingly weak progressive-liberal counter movement have cost us a ton of lost time and missed opportunities we will never get back. It’s now no longer a question of whether we can stop climate change, but rather, what will it take to mitigate its worst effects and preserve our civilization.

In this context, the coming Neptune-Pluto Square of 2061-64 could more optimistically be the point at which our civilization reorients itself towards a “caretaker” role for the planet. To this end, I do think it is likely that we will see some carbon and methane atmospheric extraction technologies emerge during the Pluto in Aquarius period that could support us in mitigating the challenges ahead.

Kuttner’s opinion jibes with my charts for tRump on and around January 13, 2020. There are some positive transits in those charts for him but they are few and not as strong as the Sun, Saturn, and Pluto opposition to his natal Saturn. Not wanting to impart news of those weak connections I have not mentioned them until now. I thought they connected to a deal he makes to lessen or avoid some penalty’s as he is removed from office. More than he deserves but perhaps constrained by legal requirements or politicians covering their own asses..

OPINION 08/06/2018 09:11 am ET

Donald Trump Won’t Be The 2020 Republican Nominee, And Other Predictions
Robert Kuttner Columnist

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-kuttner-2020-election-predictions_us_5b67a6f2e4b0b15abaa4792c

The Republicans

“I will be amazed if Donald Trump is the Republican nominee. The water around him is rising fast, and he is likely to be long gone by 2020, either via impeachment or resignation in a deal that spares him prosecution.”

Finally a good little giggle in my studying the placements of the planets of the Aug. 11th Partial Solar Eclipse on the Blob-in Chief.

All that Leo energy falls in the Blobs 12th house of what is hidden, karma, hospitals and so on and so forth. AND since Mueller has a lot of Leo planets, when you place them around the Blob’s chart, they also fall in the Blob’s 12th house.

Without getting into all the aspects of all the last couple of eclipses which also feature Aquarius and Leo, a couple of heavies stand out. It is as if all these previous eclipses are the peppering prelude to this Aug. 11th eclipse.

The Aug. 11rh eclipse has Pluto making a quincunx aspect to both the Sun and Moon (falling in Blob’s 12th House). And finally, the Blob’s Ceres is in his 6th house at 13 Aquarius 06. The Aug. 11th eclipse features Mercury (Retrograde) at 14 Leo 43 to make a nice opposition from 12th to 6th. A llllllllooooooooooootttttt of information now coming out. Much more to come.

Keep it coming Lamis!

Lamis,

I diggle your giggle.

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Giuliani preparing letter to Mueller expressing ‘real reluctance’ over obstruction questions

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2018/08/06/giuliani-preparing-letter-to-mueller-expressing-real-reluctance-over-obstruction-questions/?noredirect=on

If a custom legal system was good enough for Pablo Escobar one should be good enough for tRump, no?

https://www.businessinsider.com/10-facts-that-prove-the-absurdity-of-pablo-escobars-wealth-2015-9

“10 facts reveal the absurdity of Pablo Escobar’s wealth”

Amanda Macias
Sep. 21, 2015, 11:43 AM 4,970,370

“10. He cut a deal with Colombia to be imprisoned, but in a luxurious prison he built and named “La Catedral” — the cathedral.

In 1991, Escobar was incarcerated in his self-designed prison he named “La Catedral.” In the terms of his agreement with the Colombian government, Escobar was allowed to select who was imprisoned with him and who worked in the prison. He could also continue to run his cartel business and receive visitors.

La Catedral was equipped with a soccer field, barbecue pit, and patios and it was nearby another compound he built for his family. Also, the Colombian authorities were not allowed within 3 miles of his prison.”

ttp://articles.latimes.com/1988-07-21/news/mn-9254_1_drug-cartel

“U.S. officials noted that similar offers had been floated by cartel leaders in the past. In 1984, they reportedly offered to pay off the Colombian national debt–then estimated at more than $9 billion–if the government would drop charges against them and scrap the country’s extradition treaty with the United States.”

ttps://www.britannica.com/list/pablo-escobar-8-interesting-facts-about-the-king-of-cocaine

“In the late 1980s he reportedly offered to pay off his country’s debt of $10 billion if he would be exempt from any extradition treaty. … Despite his best efforts, however, even Escobar couldn’t spend all that money, and much of it was stored in warehouses and fields. According to his brother, about 10%, or $2.1 billion, was written off annually—eaten by rats or destroyed by the elements. In some cases, it was simply lost.”

Escobar Says He’ll Surrender if U.S. Protects Family

ttps://www.nytimes.com/1993/03/03/world/escobar-says-he-ll-surrender-if-us-protects-family.html

“At his last jail, the prison compound was guarded by security officers he picked. An outer perimeter was protected by units of the Colombian Army. The billionaire criminal turned that jail into an international trafficking center. Recently released telephone records show that the prisoners placed calls on mobile telephones to Boston, Miami, Madrid and New York.”

This teen was auctioning his pig to fight cancer. Four bidders in a row had their own plans.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210972052

Trump’s Vow to Hire the ‘Best People’ Isn’t Panning Out

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-02-14/trump-s-vow-to-hire-the-best-people-isn-t-panning-out

Secretary of Commerce

Report: Wilbur Ross Accused of Stealing Over $120 Million

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210971888

Ohio Special Election Results: 12th Congressional District

By THE NEW YORK TIMES AT 9.52 pm, EDT

Danny O’Connor leads by 0.1 percentage points, or 155 votes, over Troy Balderson with 85 percent of precincts fully reporting.

Candidate Party Votes Pct.
D.O’Connor Democrat 85,678 49.7%
Balderson Republican 85,523 49.7
Joe Manchik Green 1,037 0.6

172,238 votes, 85% reporting (501 of 591 precincts)

The race is expected to be close, and both national parties are spending heavily. But whoever loses will get a rematch in the regularly scheduled election in just three months.
— MAGGIE ASTOR

Troy Balderson leads by 0.9 percentage points, or 1,754 votes, over Danny O’Connor with 100 percent of precincts fully reporting.

Candidate Party Votes Pct.

Troy Balderson Republican 101,574 50.2%
Danny O’Connor Democrat 99,820 49.3

202,521 votes, 100% reporting (591 of 591 precincts)

The way it will play out in the OH race, according to CNN is the following:

“Where things stand: 100% of precincts have reported, but 100% of the votes have not been counted for the district. Currently, the Ohio Secretary of State reports there are 8,483 outstanding ballots that may be counted.

Here are the latest numbers from Ohio’s Secretary of State: (Note: These numbers can change)

Outstanding absentees: 5,048
Outstanding provisionals: 3,435
As of 11:03 p.m. ET, the margin is .09%

Ohio law mandates that a recount must be performed in a district if the difference between two candidates is 0.5% or less.

The outstanding votes could push the difference either above or below the 0.5% mark. (If the margin is above 0.5%, candidates may still request recounts.)

Balderson (R): 101,566/50.2%
O’Connor (D): 99,800/49.3%

O’Connor fared so much better than anyone really should have expected him to do in such a strongly Republican district. That it is so close should send chills down the spine of national Republican strategists. I’m sure the orange clown will celebrate it anyway. Regardless, It does not bode well for the GOP’s fortunes in November.

Let’s not forget how corruptible the voting machines in Ohio are — and who controls them.

If all 8483 outstanding votes in Sharon’s post are allowed and breaks 55% for the Dem to 45% for the GOP the difference in the final total would be .43699; enough to cause a recount. If the break in the count is 54% for Dems vs 46% for Republicans the difference would be .501800, just out of reach unless that % is rounded off. But if all outstanding ballots are not filled in properly and thus not allowed – who knows? The Shadow? Boris and Natasha?

https://www.otrcat.com/p/gabriel-heatter

You can click on the right side of the page that opens to play a 10 minute 15 second recording of his April 18, 1943, broadcast. Except for the war reporting it sounds a lot like some of today’s commentary. My dad tuned him in every evening. Brought to you by Barbasol – made your face sing, not sting.

The Aug 11 eclipse hits Manafort’s natal chart (my speculative) for birthplace hard.

His MC is at 140°02′.

His natal Pluto at 139°13′.

Right ascension of the eclipse is 141°06.

The natal IC (320°02′) holds the eclipse Neptune/Pluto midpoint at 318°07′.

I’m intrigued by the New Moon on March 6, 2019, at 15 Pisces 47 (ruled by Neptune) that is conjunct Neptune and Vesta at 16+ Pisces, largely because Uranus returns to Taurus that same morning. This means that Uranus will be semi-square the New Moon that is one degree away from Neptune and Vesta.

Also trans. Pluto at 22+ Capricorn will be trine US natal Neptune at 22+ Virgo, while trans. Jupiter at 22 Sagittarius 29 will square US Neptune. This is an incredible amount of blurriness for the US added to the New Moon effect, and trans. Jupiter will oppose Trump’s natal Sun at 22+ Gemini too.

This New Moon occurs in Trump’s 7th house of partners and/or open enemies. Cohen’s natal Mars at 0+ Leo will be squared by transiting Uranus at 0+ Taurus (which semi-squares the New Moon that conjuncts Neptune that conjuncts Vesta – what is invested in) at the time.

Meanwhile, Mueller’s natal Mars-Chiron conjunction at 16+ Virgo is opposite the Neptune-Vesta conjunction that conjuncts the New Moon in Pisces, a New Moon that is semi-square Uranus on March 6, 2019.

Also transiting Mars (at the time of the New Moon) at 13+ Taurus will sextile the US natal Sun at 13+ Cancer and this creates a Yod with the Great Attractor at 14+ Sagittarius, suggesting a shift of energy, similar to what’s happening today at the Lion’s Gate portal (August 8th).

This could be a big one.

Barbk:

Almost to the day of the Comey firing.

Wow, what an eye opener that was Fe; I’d not looked at a chart for Comey’s firing! Here’s some of what I found was going on among the planets that day:

Mercury (documents) was conjunct Uranus (unexpected) at 25+ Aries and trine Saturn (termination) at 26+ Sagittarius (conjunct the Galactic Center 27+ Sagittarius), and Jupiter (understanding) was conjunct the US natal Saturn (US government) both at 14+ Libra.

The Sun (consciousness) at 19+Taurus was conjunct the US natal Vesta (symbolizing what is invested in such as protecting the US president) and they were trine Pluto (power) at 19+ Capricorn. Gulp!

Mars (warrior) was at 12+ Gemini (conjunct the US natal chart descendant) and conjunct Mueller’s natal Uranus (breakthrough) also at 12+ Gemini, that squares his own natal Mercury (data) at 12+ Virgo.

Mars was square Neptune, 13+ Pisces, that would oppose Mueller’s natal Mercury in Virgo (analyse data), obstructing his gathering of evidence. The Comey firing chart’s Gemini Mars and Mueller’s natal Uranus are opposite the US natal chart’s ascendant (window to the world) at 12+ Sagittarius.

So then, the Comey firing chart’s Neptune in Pisces opposes Mueller’s natal Mercury in Virgo and, together with the Firing chart’s Mars + Mueller’s Uranus in Gemini – which opposes the US natal ascendant in Sagittarius, creates a grand cross (4 squares and 2 oppositions) in mutable (transitional) signs.

Therein lies the backbone of the whole Russian Investigation by Mueller’s Team; the play-by-play public drama that would be provided by the Press; the undercutting efforts by Trump and other Pubs; all coming to pass as a result of the firing of James Comey on May 9, 2017. What a tangled web we weave. (Arachne was conjunct Trump’s natal chart’s IC that day.)

About the current legal standoff; whether Pres. Trump would submit to a personal appearance before Mueller’s Special counsel for questioning, President Trump‘s lawyer Jay Sekulow said Sunday that a big court battle will likely ensue if Special Counsel Robert Mueller subpoenas the president.

“If you get a subpoena, you file what’s called a motion to quash,” Sekulow said on ABC’s This Week. “That will be argued at the District Court, then it would go to the Court of Appeals, then it would go to the Supreme Court of the United States. From the Supreme Court of the United States, it goes back down to the lower courts again.”

First one needs to consider the prevailing political realities regarding that unwritten rule requiring a suspension of indictments or overt judicial moves 60 days prior to national elections (in this case – the mid terms) so as not to unduly influence voting perceptions. That would bring us right up to the September 1st date Trump’s lawyer Rudy Guliani has been alluding to.

As the following article explains; in addition to the obvious stalling on being questioned and risking legal jeopardy (perjury), Donald Trump also appears to be throwing up potential roadblocks with the scheduling of a Putin summit sometime in the Fall – before the midterms. The ploy appears deliberate as the following article explains……

“……Trump might direct that any announced investigative steps or indictments be delayed until after the next meeting with Putin. It is even conceivable that the president would cite national security as the reason for an indefinite delay. Or the president might order action deferred until the “summit” ends and for several weeks afterward to allow “diplomacy to work”— with the effect of pushing any special counsel action deeper into the campaign, when the unwritten “60-day” rule has more bite. Of course, in this second case, it is the president himself who would have chosen to bring Putin to the capital in the weeks before the midterms and created tension with the unwritten rule.

How, then, would Mueller respond? He might feel obligated to respect a delay for as long as the Washington, D.C., summit lasts. But in the event that it became apparent, or highly plausible, that the president was seeking to manipulate the timing of the special counsel’s actions for purposes unrelated to national security, the independence of the investigation would be at risk. Rosenstein and Mueller would then have to insist on that independence—and Trump would have to decide whether to proceed with firing the special counsel, as he once reportedly attempted and, to all appearances, continues to long for.”

Excerpted from the Law Fare Blog website: The Russia Connection

Norms and ‘Unwritten Rules’ Facing the Special Counsel in a Trump Presidency

https://www.lawfareblog.com/norms-and-unwritten-rules-facing-special-counsel-trump-presidency

It seems clear Mueller is intelligent enough to decipher the not so subtle intentions to manipulate and delay the Mueller investigation as long as possible at least until after the midterms. Confirming this strategy, in an interview with CNN, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Guliani just revealed a startling admission……

“When I first got involved, I would have told you not testifying would be the right legal strategy but then hurt politically,” Giuliani told CNN in a phone interview Wednesday. “Now I’m thinking the continuance of the investigation would actually help because people are getting tired of it, and (the President) needs something to energize his voters because the Democrats look like they’re energized. Nothing would energize (Republicans) more than, ‘Let’s save the President.’ ”

Reviewing the astrological aspects over the next several weeks I’m inclined to believe Mueller will choose to avoid a long drawn out battle over a presidential subpoena that could last for several months. Much more likely, he will proceed with a more creative, effective and bolder move with the indictments of Donald Trump Jr and others by the end of this month. The astrological aspects seem to support that possibility. The primary target of course is Donald Trump Jr. the main brainchild behind the June 2016 meeting at Trump Towers that brought Russia’s nefarious influence into the November 2016 US presidential elections front and center.

Here are the astrological influences at play….

August 26th

The Full Moon at 3 ’12 Pisces conjoins the 2017 US Inaugural chart’s nodes (3 ’55 Pisces-Virgo). Simultaneously the nearly exact Saturn (2 ’38 Capricorn) Uranus (2 ’25 Taurus) trine has a midpoint right on that 3 Pisces Full Moon. Keep in mind Pres Trump’s progressed Sun location at 1 ’59 Virgo will be in the line of fire.

August 27th

Mars stationary direct at 28 ’36 Capricorn will quincunx Donald Trump’s Ascendant (29 ’55 Leo), Donald Trump Jr ‘s natal Saturn (0 ’10 Virgo) and the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse (28 ’52 Leo).

Tr. Mercury at 16 ’40 Leo squares tr. Jupiter at 16 ’40 Scorpio and Trump Jr’s Uranus (15 ’18 Scorpio)/ progressed Uranus (16 ’22 Scorpio) . Curiously, Trump jrs Neptune (16 ’44 Sagittarius) Pluto (16 ’38 Libra) midpoint is right on those tr. Jupiter/natal Uranus 15/16 Scorpio degrees.

August 29th

Mercury transit (18 ’59 Leo) conjoins Trump’s progressed Moon (18 ’22 Leo) as well as the August 11th, 2018 solar eclipse degree (18 ’41 Leo) in quincunx to Pluto at 18 ’59 Capricorn. This is activating both the Jan 20th 2017 US Inaugural Pluto (17 Capr) and natal Pluto in the chart for the inception of the Mueller investigation of May 17, 2017 (19 Capricorn).

All things considered, reading the tiny tea leaves, late August could be a turning point in the Russian investigation and President Trump’s tenure in office.

Jared Kushner is the other primary target in the Mueller investigation…..

Lawmaker Predicts Mueller Will Indict Trump Jr. And Kushner

Video: 4 min 36 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ5RaQOU_k0

Jared Kushner’s astrological chart can be seen here:

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

What is noticeable in relation to the late August aspects is that Kushner’s natal Uranus at 28 ’52 Scorpio will be sextiled by the Mars station (28 ’36 Scorpio) in precise square (no orb) to last years August 21, 2017 solar eclipse (28 ’52 Leo).

The August 29th Mercury quincunx (18 ’59 Leo) to tr. Pluto (18 ’59 Capr.) has Kushner’s natal Sun within close range of tr. Pluto at 20 ’23 Capr.

CORRECTION. Read instead: “……. will be sextiled by the Mars station (28 ’36 CAPRICORN)”

Barbk

I think I boobooed. I was referencing your March 6 referenced in the tile above, which is NOT year anniversary of the Comey firing!!

Hello! thank you for a much friendlier comment section! (since the election days, I mean).

I asked this question in the last thread but didn’t see anything in response. Forgive me if I missed it.
BUT…according to this interesting article, “some [Trump’s] support will diminish through early October.” My concerns are that the midterm elections occur in November. Would DJT’s planetary energies be something to look at or would it be better to look at the GOP’s? I am just concerned that he might be a little optimistic after early October. . . What do you experts think?!

Hi Lily, I’m sure we all share your concern regarding the November mid-term elections, and any success for Trump that might affect those election outcomes. I don’t doubt Nancy will be following up soon in the coming weeks and months on how she sees the transits affect Trump’s natal chart, as will other astrology buffs that comment here.

I can tell you this much about the astrology on the midterm election day; the Moon (symbolizing the People) in Libra will start the pre-dawn morning (most of us will still be asleep and dreaming) in a conjunction with transiting Venus and transiting Ceres (27+ Libra), trine to the US natal Moon (27+ Aquarius).

Something that setup will activate is the enormous concern that US citizens feel over the treatment of children separated from their parents by the US government at the southern US border this year.

Later in the day the transiting Moon moves into Scorpio and conjuncts the US natal Hades (0+ Scorpio) and opposes the transiting Uranus (0+ Taurus), and the US voters will not be able to shake off the reminders of the stuff Trump has done that is repulsive to them.

The transiting Moon as it reaches 0 degree of Scorpio will also trigger the transiting Nodes, North at 0 Leo and South at 0 Aquarius, that trans. Uranus (0+ Taurus) – which opposes transiting Moon + US Hades (0+ Scorpio) – will square, thus creating an activated grand cross of the most fixed (committed) nature.

The irony of these two massively influential astrological patterns, taking place on an election day, suggests to me that higher powers (than we mere mortals) are providing support to think with our hearts, and not with hate.

Fe, booboo or not, I’m ever so grateful to you for causing me to check out the Comey Firing chart. What a treasure trove of info it is – a major piece of the big puzzle!!

Charlottesville Revisited

Is it any coincidence we will be experiencing a partial solar eclipse on the one year anniversary of the violent white supremacist Charlottesville, Va. rally of 8/12/18 that resulted in one death and 19 injured? White Supremacist marches and counter protests with the potential for violence are planned in several US cities this weekend……

White Supremacists Are Planning a Second ‘Unite the Right’ Rally in D.C.

The Cut
Aug 9, 2018

Exactly one year after Unite the Right, the violent white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, many of the same white-nationalist, paramilitary, and other right-wing groups are planning once again to come together for a (second-anniversary) rally — this time, in Washington, D.C. Its purpose, ostensibly, is to “protest civil rights abuses in Charlottesville,” where white supremacists brutally beat a 20-year-old black man and murdered Heather Heyer. (It is unclear what civil rights abuses the organizers think they suffered.)

This year, the event’s organizers are expecting there to be hundreds of people in attendance — but that’s not taking into consideration the number of people who will show up to counterprotest the rally. Below, everything to know about the upcoming demonstration.

Continued…..

https://www.thecut.com/2018/08/unite-the-right-rally-washington-dc.html

Charlottesville Repeat? Alt-Right Rally With Guns Expected to Be Met By Antifa Counter-Protesters In Portland

Newsweek
Aug 3, 2018

As the one year anniversary of a deadly white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia, approaches, some in Oregon fear that an alt-right rally this weekend could become similarly violent.

The rally is scheduled for Saturday and was organized by Patriot Prayer, a conservative group in the area founded by far-right congressional candidate Joey Gibson. The rally had been planned for months, but a last minute location announcement has Portland officials worried the demonstration could become as violent as the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville last August.

Continued……

https://www.newsweek.com/charlottesville-oregon-antifa-alt-right-rally-1056444

CORRECTION Read instead “…….on the one year anniversary of the violent white supremacist Charlottesville, Va. rally of 8/12/ 2017”

An addendum to the above. Film director Spike Lee’s film release Black Klansman is scheduled for today, timed specifically to coincide with the one year anniversary of the Charlottesville rally. Based on a true story, it is a social statement addressing the racial issues prevalent in our society…..

BLACKKKLANSMAN Clips & Trailer (2018) Spike Lee Movie

Video 5 min 17 sec

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

Thanks, Barbk
Lots to think of. I remain ever hopeful.

While this struggle seems long to us it has been just as long for tRump.

In the beginning he knew he had the upper hand having gained the office of president and having a secret network behind him. But in short order his secrets have been revealed and with Mueller’s investigation are continuing to be uncovered. Now he is on the losing side and he knows it. The end of his days in power is in sight.

Keep on keeping on – we will win.

“We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”

From Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1833.

Bravo, Bob!

Right now the transiting asteroid Minerva (the Roman version of Pallas-Athena), noted for her strategic thinking, is trine the Galactic Center and transiting retrograde Mercury. At this time 6 of the 8 major planets that (can appear as moving) retrograde from time to time, are doing so and one of them is Mercury. Thus the suggestion of retrospect regarding recent events seems appropriate, if not necessary.

Both Mercury and Mars will station direct in August, Mercury on the 18th-19th, and Mars on the 27th. Meanwhile, the cable news channels will devote much time going over old news and observing how things have developed since then.

It gives us a pause in the non-stop assault on our minds and emotions, this 6-planet retro period, otherwise we would burn out, numb out and/or opt out from keeping up with the madness.

Transiting Venus and transiting Jupiter, the so-called Benefics, are the only major planets NOT retrograde and I believe our Bob has captured the essence of this combined Venus-Jupiter energy in his 11:57 PM comment. Thanks Bob!

Indeed, thanks Bob!

I sense the shift, too. He is way over his head, and there’s nothing he can do to save himself this time. He made a faustian bargain with the Russians for a credit line to stay in business when he would have been better off losing everything and perhaps learning to survive by the grace and kindness of others. He might not have wound up homeless on the street, but he would have been forced to learn shame and humility firsthand, two life lessons that might provide a path forward for him now from the morass he increasingly finds himself mired in.

Instead, he made a deal with the proverbial devil to continue onward, and now the bill is coming due. Putin and the Russian Mob won’t save him, and Putin himself I believe will likely be brought down as well before all is said and done. Putin is neither the strong man nor is he as invulnerable as he wishes people to believe.

DJT should have never run for President in the first place. But the silver lining may well be that he’s brought up a ton of garbage deep within the national psyche–sexism, racism, homophobia, etc–that may finally get dealt with and purged out of it in a meaningful way, as DJT himself gets purged out of the Executive Branch.

Bob, thank you.

BuckeyeShadow, well said.

Here is a question for astrologers from a novice. Recently, Bill Nelson the democratic FL senator claimed that the 2016 hack of the voting system in our state has rendered our system still accessible to Russia. He got support from a cybersecurity expert on Rachel Maddow’s show, Friday night. Nelson is running against Rick Scott, the Republican governor and Trump friend, who claims he hired cybersecurity experts to “check” our system and all is A-OK. Regardless of the senatorial election or the voting system, I want to know about Rick Scott’s future. Marjorie Orr predicts a decline for Rick Scott, only if birth time correct. http://star4cast.ca/rick-scott-florida-governor-heading-into-a-low/. Prior to becoming governor, Scott was implicated in Medicare fraud, but he took the 5th multiple times and was acquitted as a wealthy man. Rick: Dec 1, 1952; Bloomington, Indiana 4:30am, but the birth time is not certain. Bill: Sept 29 1942; Miami; no birth time. Marjorie Orr sees some sort of decline for Rick Scott if birth time correct. http://star4cast.ca/rick-scott-florida-governor-heading-into-a-lowI Can anyone offer further information?

Before reading the Rick Scott predictions by Marjorie Orr, Virgo, I was coming here to note that Jupiter goes into Sag this Nov. 8, 2 days after election day. Well, Jupiter seems to travel fast at the beginning so it should quickly affect Scott’s sun-mercury conjunction. Need I say more? To me, that means he might probably win. However, Marjorie comes up with many negatives for him, especially if the birth time she has for him is correct…so let’s see how it plays out. I lived in FL for almost 30 years before moving to NOLA. I detest the man, primarily (but there are meany reasons to detest him) because he has allowed the sugar cane industry to release their “run-off” into the Everglades which is the origin of the red algae which ends up as the red tide that is killing the ocean life and the Everglades is being ruined also.

Sharon,
Thank you. I am figuring Scott will get elected. I am hoping for some type of Scott scandal that will force him to step down from his future job in the near future.

I hope so, too, Virgo. From what some of the channelers and Tarot readers on YouTube say, there will be a lot of Republicans who are implicated in corruption whether through NRA donations or other means. We shall see!

BuckeyeShadow,

“He made a faustian bargain with the Russians for a credit line to stay in business…”

The same thought occurred to me.

David Johnson – Trump/Democrats on 8 8 18 at 1 10 PM

Aug 8 reading not put online until Aug 10

Kavanaugh does not get approved

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGdVLNnjD60

Linda G the Comanche Psychic

August 11, 2018

Manafort is going down. Swalwell will run. Hurricane will hit Daytona but material damage only. 5 indictments coming up. Steve Miller will turn to save himself. Nunes is toast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTjiQ9sjXTw

I apologize for yesterday’s error – Mercury was trine the Great Attractor, not the Galactic Center – and Minerva; a grand trine is a grand trine and it’s still in effect.

Both Mercury and Minerva are retrograde and one could surmise that thinking and conversation (Mercury), in hindsight (retro), about an earlier strategy (Minerva), being drawn in by the power of the gravity emitted by the Great Attractor, could be about the reviews of Omorosa’s new book on Trump.

There may be some turbulence in the markets starting next week……

Trump’s Turkey Trade War Sparks Fears of Europe-Wide Recession After Lira Falls By 20% Following The US Doubling Import Tariffs On Turkish Steel And Aluminium

* Warning comes after the Turkish lira fell by an astounding 20 per cent on Friday

* Currency has now halved in value over year – came after US doubled tariffs

* Banks across Europe which have loaned billions to Turkey may now be exposed

Daily Mail
Aug 12, 2018

The fallout from Donald Trump’s trade war with Turkey – which has sent the country’s currency plummeting – may lead to financial turmoil across Europe, experts fear.

The warning comes after the Turkish lira fell by an astounding 20 per cent on Friday. The currency has now halved in value over the past year.

Last week’s freefall followed the US doubling import tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminium.

Turkey’s president Recep Erdogan has hit back hard, saying his country is now in a state of ‘economic war’ with America.

Banks across Europe, which have loaned billions of euros to Turkey, may now be exposed, as businesses there struggle to make repayments.

Continued……

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6051327/Fallout-Donald-Trumps-trade-war-Turkey-lead-financial-turmoil-Europe.html

Bob, May David Johnson and Linda be right-on in their information! Except for Dayton getting hit by a hurricane, these are all excellent developments. I am not sure Swalwell is ready, but let’s see.

When Uranus stations square the US Pluto in early January, a resolution of the current presidential crisis will be in sight. That is likely when a Democratic House of Representatives will take office. Another milestone will be the last day of Uranus in Aries in March. Perhaps that will be when impeachment proceedings will begin.

The last time Uranus ended its square to US Pluto was in the Seventies when Ford pardoned Nixon, which was the end of Watergate.

This time, however, things are more complicated as we also have the Saturn-Pluto conjunction and the US Pluto return, in addition to the Uranus-transiting Pluto square which was a signature event of the Thirties. This is why Trump is worse than Nixon. Final resolution will come when Pluto leaves Capricorn in 2023, presumably when Congress, the White House and the Supreme Court are all in Democratic hands.

Hopefully, future generations will be more enlightened and better prepared for further Uranus-Pluto squares.

This is a fascinating article on the solar satellite launched this morning by NASA. Of course it would take off just after a major eclipse in Leo.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/08/09/this-nasa-spacecraft-is-about-to-probe-one-of-earths-scariest-threats-the-sun/?utm_term=.0ec9ffbcd2ab

Powerful stuff.

https://www.diaryofamundaneastrologer.net/

Thank you, Bob!

To Sharon K and Virgo,

Hi, I’m actually the person who asked Astrologer Marjorie Orr if she would do Rick Scott’s natal chart. I found a political astrology blog where they posted Rick Scott’s birth time (they said he was born at 4:30 AM) and I provided that information to Marjorie Orr.

Anyway, I live in Florida and I’m a Democrat. I was deeply concerned when Rick Scott announced he was planning to run for the US Senate this year – he’s been our governor for 8 long years and he’s been AWFUL.

Marjorie Orr did see many setbacks for Rick Scott and she said that even without an accurate birth time, Rick Scott doesn’t appear to have too many lucky aspects this year.

A few days ago, Bill Nelson claimed that Russian operatives have “penetrated” our election systems here in Florida. This concerned me ask well. So, I asked Marjorie Orr again about the election and about Bill Nelson’s reelection chances.

I wasn’t able to get Bill Nelson’s official birth time. I am friends with his son (Nelson Jr.) and some of his campaign volunteers on Facebook…but nobody knows his birth time.

I was told that having something like “transiting Pluto” in one’s natal chart can be an ominous sign so I asked Marjorie if she saw anything like that in Nelson’s chart.

Here was Marjorie Orr’s response:

“He [Bill Nelson] looks set back on his heels a touch with tr Saturn square his Libra Sun Mars at the election and just beyond. So certainly aggravated. But he’s got a couple of lucky fairly minor Jupiters as well and is certainly powering ahead in 2019/2020.
If there is chicanery I’d tend to look for Neptune. Pluto can certainly be frustrating and dis-empowering. But he’s got neither of those.”

Also, I asked my Mother (she’s also astrologer, but she mainly does personal astrology – not so much political) and she took a look at Rick Scott and Bill Nelson on Election Day for around 11pm (Eastern Time) when all of the results are expected to be in.

My Mother saw that Rick Scott’s Moon looks very angry or agitated on Election Day – she said that could possibly be related to an election loss…but it also pertain to something else (maybe Scott bumps his head or somebody says something that upsets him).

All in all, it appears Bill Nelson will certainly have many challenges this year…but it looks like he might just win reelection after all (keeping fingers crossed).

Thanks Karen. See, I totally agree with the Mundane Astrologer; I look at this Leo solar (partial) eclipse as a positive adjustment point in the ongoing zeitgeist, facilitated by the outer planets Pluto, Neptune and Uranus. On the other hand, if I were a Trump supporter – at our (their) present level of (mass) consciousness – I would feel very threatened.

The sextile between trans. Pluto in Cap and transiting Neptune in Pisces, both quincunx the eclipsed Sun-Moon in Leo, creates a rather loose Yod, or Finger of God, putting the eclipsed Sun (+ Moon) at the Yod apex as the part that has to adjust. We need the creative power of Leo to find answers that will lift us above our present perceptions and Neptune and Pluto provide it (the lift) in this chart.

Trans. Pluto trines trans. Ceres and both trine US natal Vesta in Taurus (ruled by Venus symbolizing values). Trans. Neptune trines trans. Jupiter in this chart and both trine US natal Sun in Cancer (ruled by Moon symbolizing the Homeland). By nurturing (Ceres) the Values of our Homeland we rise above (Neptune and Pluto) our present state of consciousness and invest (US Vesta) in what benefits all of us.

Trans. Saturn trine trans. Uranus, co-rule Aquarius (people united) and this rare agreeability between them brings together minds that lean toward certainty (Saturn) and minds that lean toward breakthroughs (Uranus).

Then there is Mars in the eclipse chart at 0+ Aquarius (the same degree as the 2020 Jupiter-Saturn conjunction which will begin their new cycle), which is retrograde and will return to this degree around midnight on September 10th.

How appropriate then that transiting Saturn and transiting Uranus (not to make another exact trine for many years from now) will be less than 30 arc minutes from an exact trine on this 17th anniversary of the collapse of the Twin Towers.

It won’t be easy, but I believe historic change will be seeded at this time (Sept 11th), moving us to new levels of (mass) consciousness in the not-so-distant future. It will be just over 2 years before transiting Jupiter and Saturn reach the degree where Mars was in this partial solar eclipse (and on Sept. 11, 2018) and start to harvest the fruit we can barely conceive of now and will soon begin to plant the seeds for.

An equally powerful response to the Mundane Astrologer, Barbk. There are inspiring signs of messing with the inhumane, sticking out a foot to trip the arrogant. Heinous acts keep coming but far more acts of decency and compassion have and continue to sprout up everywhere. When I am able to detach myself from anger, I see the truth and the need to act with love far more clearly.

On another note, I had a dream, made up a new word and woke up laughing. The word was anne-ogynist meaning women who disrespect men.

The Turkish Lira continues to drop today having been exacerbated by Trump’s doubling down of sanctions on the Turkish government last Friday. It’s being described as the European equivalent to the Lehman Bros crisis and worse. The Euro is extremely vulnerable due to various European banks high exposure to Turkish debt (about 260 billion dollars).

The following is an in-depth, well informed discussion with a prominent economic advisor on the current situation……

Turkish Lira Collapse Has Europe Worried And Erdogan Fighting Trump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXV23hal5D8

The Euro (January 1, 1999 Brussels 12 am – see chart: https://tinyurl.com/ybm6x9ha ) has natal Mars at 18 Libra. The August 27th new moon has Venus at 18 Libra conjunct natal Mars in square to tr. Pluto (19 Capr.) with a simultaneous stationary Mars (28 Capr.) sextile to natal Chiron (29 Scorpio) in quincunx to the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse (28 Leo).

Michael Wolfstar:

“Trump Declares Economic War on Turkey”

http://www.neptunecafe.com/NewsScope.html

possible evidence that Israel conducted secret atomic bomb test in 1979
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12106195

1.8 million people of Mexican descent were deported from the US in the Thirties under the Hoover GOP Administration for stealing white jobs. 60% were American citizens. That was when the last Uranus-Pluto square occurred. Hoover and Trump are two of the worst-ever American Presidents.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/08/13/the-time-a-president-deported-1-million-mexican-americans-for-stealing-u-s-jobs/?utm_term=.997c5dfadf6f

financial unease?
http://www.star4cast.ca/new-york-unease-in-the-us-financial-centre/

“When someone like Manigault Newman is singled out as taking the high road it makes you realize how low the low road really is.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/opinion/columnists/omarosa-unhinged-book-trump-cult.html

The Partial Eclipse of Aug. 11, 2018 triggered some key points in Omarosa’s chart.

https://www.astro.com/cgi/chart.cgi?wgid=wgeJw9jsEKwjAYg59GUIjQdp1zlv-qXmQHEfH4j81u6DrZWsre3g3EW0hCvsT21ZIytiOWxlV0YddaDm-PouOhHxlPpFCQeaah1CHVaHSE5QoCjz44O_o-OhTnlRLr23WDvYhJDi2d2CFACp0gy3cQhqvScVfTb3ju_2FLVrGvKZ3dY10OgYdplgvVlH76zBc73xD7aJpxoq00w0jyfvoCE5c7Ww

Her natal Mars at 18 Taurus 39 is conjunct the Juno of the Eclipse chart AND squared by both the Sun and Moon of the Eclipse Chart, both at 18 Leo 42. Her natal Sun conjunct Jupiter at 16 Aquarius and 22 Aquarius are also squared by the Sun, Moon of the Eclipse Chart. The north node of the Eclipse Chart hits her natal Moon at 4 Leo 51 and so on and so forth.

For me, the Juno of the Eclipse Chart at 17 Taurus conjunct Omarosa’s natal Mars at 18 Taurus with all its squares pretty much signals the hidden rage of this fight.

ja,
Many Thanks for the link to the NYTimes Omarosa Manigault Newman link. I don’t know all that much about Omarosa; I haven’t watched television for quite a number of years.

If this woman can take Orange Man down, so much the better. Considering how racist, sexist, and misogynistic he is, it seems appropriate a Black woman would be an instrument of his demise.

Thanks for the Amarosa chart Lamis, here is something more to add to your findings . . .

1. Her natal Black Moon Lilith at 19+ Capricorn conjuncts transiting Pluto in the same degree, which trines the US natal Vesta at 19+ Taurus (and eclipse Juno and her own natal Mars).

2. Her natal Borasisi (named for the Sun that was the god of a fictitious religion made up of lies) at 18+ Capricorn conjuncts her natal Black Moon Lilith. Both square Trump’s natal Jupiter, the US progressed Mars and the US Constitution’s natal Neptune, all at 17+ Libra.

3. Her natal Juno at 0+ Aquarius conjuncts the August 11 eclipse chart Mars (+ the 2020 Jupiter-Saturn conjunction)

One of my favorite cycles (because of its relevancy to the present period) is between Pluto and Neptune. When it began in 1891, Uranus was at 27+ Libra square Venus at 27+ Cancer. Omarosa’s natal Uranus is also at 27+ Libra.

Omarosa’s natal Sedna (she who was left to drown by her father but then became a goddess) at 2+ Taurus is where transiting Uranus is now and in the eclipse chart. What goes ’round comes ’round.

PS – Transiting Black Moon Lilith is at 0+ Aquarius, conjunct her natal Juno and the eclipse chart’s Mars.

ooops , …reverse that, it should be her natal Mars and eclipse Juno.

A question for you more experienced astrologers:

For 37 years in a row the birth rate has declined in Japan. Astrologically, wouldn’t that be signified by an aspect of some kind to the national natal Moon?

Concomitant with the birth decline the Japanese are also experiencing a national loneliness epidemic which they are attempting to alleviate with robots. The loneliness and the birth decline are related. See below:

Searching For A Cure For Japan’s Loneliness Epidemic
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/japan-loneliness-aging-robots-technology_us_5b72873ae4b0530743cd04aa

I shuda left well enough alone. Transiting BML, eclipse Mars, Omarosa’s Juno are all at 0+ Aquarius.

Eliseo, I would think a nation’s natal chart Moon aspecting Saturn could imply a low birth rate, but not just during a certain time frame. Some progressed planetary pattern or solar returns could though. Then there is the use of the birth control pill which became very widespread in the ’80’s, at least 37 years ago; that seems more likely.

36 years ago there was the Saturn-Pluto cycle start (coming to an end in January 2020) that had a Leo Moon (family) square Mercury, Sun, Venus, Jupiter in Scorpio (where Jupiter is now) that might temper the birth rate in general.

That same Saturn and Pluto conjunction in Libra was sextile Neptune in Sagittarius, by the way, and they formed a Yod with Chiron in Taurus – conjunct Trump’s MC – at the apex, which would be forced to adjust during the 37 year cycle run. Omarosa’s natal Uranus was conjunct that Saturn and Pluto conjunction. This could lower any country’s birth rate!

As for loneliness, it’s worldwide, not just in Japan of course, and the reasons would differ between younger people and older people.

With old people many of their friends die off and family members too, while younger people, at least in the last 20 years or so, have become dependent on cell phones and computers for companionship; they spend less and less time in physical contact with each other as I understand. Look to the Uranus in the 2000 Jupiter-Saturn cycle – it squared Jupiter and Saturn.

I imagine in Japan, like the USA, the extended family no longer defines the individual’s social circle in the way it did back in the 40’s and 50’s, and that could contribute to loneliness for some. Perhaps the coming 3 new long cycles between Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto will provide a more nurturing element for humanity.

Barbk,
Thanks so much for expanding the astrological hits on Omarosa.

Add the August 11th Eclise’s Venus conjunct her natal Pluto. Betrayal, money, power, etc. so close to her natal ascendent at 6 Libra 36 which is in turn hovering over the Blob’s natal Neptune at 5 Libra 51. She was easily seduced by his lies…throughout.

The Blob has just revoked Brennan’s security clearance. The dictator is unfortunately too alive and too well, too powerful and too dangerous!

“The Trump White House gives security clearances to his unqualified relatives. The Trump White House is completely powerless at controlling leaks of sensitive and confidential information by senior officials inside the administration. But Trump is quick to revoke the security clearance of proven and honorable former intelligence officials who just happen to disagree with him. Every petty and petulant action taken by Trump further diminishes his presidency.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/us/politics/john-brennan-security-clearance.html

Japan progressed Saturn/Pluto midpoint on WWII surrender natal Venus .

Surrender natal Venus at 125°06′, surrender natal Saturn/Pluto midpoint at 123°57′ (1°09′ less than Venus).

Japan surrender precessed Venus in 1981 was at 125°42, surrender secondary progressed Saturn/Pluto midpoint was at 125°52′ (within plus 00°10′); Japan surrender precessed Venus now at 126°14′, surrender secondary progressed Saturn/Pluto midpoint now is at 126°28′ (within plus 00°14′).

“Love and marriage, love and marriage
Go together like a horse and carriage
Dad was told by mother
You can’t have one, you can´t have none
You can’t have one without the other”

Thanks Sammy Cahn.

You can’t when you’re looking at your phone either.

Elizabeth Warren unveils bold new plan to reshape American capitalism! Yeah!

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/15/elizabeth-warren-accountable-capitalism-act-richest-companies

No worry Barbk, We appreciate your brilliance!
And Thanks Ja…Elizabeth Warren should be V.P. at the very least.

Poor Don Junior…
Attempting to boost Daddy’s Low Poll Numbers:
Donald Trump Jr. deleted a doctored image from his Instagram Friday, which showed his father’s approval rating at 50%…Not The Truthful 45% http://time.com/5364668/donald-trump-jr-fake-poll/

Maybe the Japanese just have to find Love-land.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ShowRENlPs

From the scene in the movie (she does dance step he does – in heels) –

“… we’re going to build a little home for two, or three, or four. or five, or maybe more, in Love-land for me and my gal …)

barbk,
Your reasoning appears sound. It makes more sense that a progressed planetary pattern would have an effect rather than a shorter aspect to the natal moon. The Saturn-Pluto cycle you mentioned, coming to an end in January 2020, may possibly be the astrological signature we are looking for here.

You are absolutely correct in your assertion this epidemic of loneliness is worldwide, and I personally believe intimately related to the existential dilemma of our time, our diminishing capacity to find meaning in our lives. For most, immersing ourselves in social media, television, cell phone conversation, video games, recreational drugs, and other virtual realities are ways of denying the angst, the sense of meaninglessness, loneliness, and normlessness. The alienation is deep and pervasive, partnering with hidden cognitive dissonance, particularly as found within fundamentalist and Islamic cultures.

One of the more brilliant, prescient books I have ever read was by sociologist, Philip E. Slater, 1927 – 2013, his 1970 bestseller, The Pursuit of Loneliness: American Culture at the Breaking Point. Although one chapter is a bit dated, (about the Vietnam War) I often recommend it to students. It is rare to read a tome full of such profound insight into our time and our society. Interestingly, what Slater wrote about so lucidly and in such depth was anticipated, intuited by Paul McCartney a bit earlier in the immortal Beatles classic, Eleanor Rigby. Good artists tend to do that. But back to my point: The insights Slater shared with the world a half century ago apply today, but more so.

You mentioned the demise of the extended family, and of course that applies not just in Japan, but everywhere modernity is supreme. Ironically, when Republicans talk about “family values” they are referring to the nuclear family of the post WWII era, particularly as it applied to the 1950’s, a short-lived experiment which IMHO has not worked out well. Capitalism has essentially killed off the extended family system, a socio-emotional structure that we’ve lived with for over 200,000 years. Nowadays we attempt to meet our adult emotional needs though one person, our spouse rather than through ALL of the adults and/or friends of the extended family. And we wonder how come we are so unhappy in our pair relationships and divorce so frequently?

Increasing automation, and most new technologies serve the corporations very, very well increasing the distance between the corporation and its customers while simultaneously weakening the power of the average worker. I am not a Luddite, but I certainly see, this combined with the demise of the extended family has deepened the web of dukkha, the suffering, the pain, the sense of dissatisfactoriness we all experience.

As you wrote: “Perhaps the coming 3 new long cycles between Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto will provide a more nurturing element for humanity.” I certainly hope so. As our physical climate warms, our emotional climate has become progressively colder.

ja,
RE: Elizabeth Warren unveils bold new plan to reshape American capitalism!
YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!

I “agree that your legislation takes the critical first steps in realigning our regime of incorporation with its original purposes.”

Original purposes, as in pre Civil War, pre SCOTUS case, Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad Company, 118 U.S. 394 (1886), and all the other egregious Supremes decisions culminating in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310 (2010).

Corporations ORIGINALLY had to re-up their charters with the government on a cyclical basis, at a maximum of 17 years, (less for some types) to insure they were behaving well, i.e. serving the public (that means everyone, not just the shareholders) interests.

As the Civil War ended Lincoln, who before the war had said “That government that governs least governs best.” had reversed his position. He saw the threat to democracy that corporations had become. Theodore Roosevelt saw it as well in 1912 when he ran as a “Progressive” “Bull Moose;” he realized his Trust Busting had not been sufficient. Franklin Roosevelt began to see the light in his fourth term, proposing his Economic Bill of Rights. And Eisenhower saw the menace, warning us all about the Military-Industrial Complex in his farewell presidential address.

Warren seeks to return corporations to their ORIGINAL status, BUT what she proposes needs to be enshrined within the Constitution, NOT merely a new law. Why?

Bit by bit, in the years since WWII corporations have sought to undo the New Deal, (which IMHO did not go far enough.) They have almost succeeded.

The most common delusion Liberals harbor, (especially neo-liberals) is that with proper legislation and regulation capitalists, capitalism, corporations, etc. can be controlled, harnessed for the public good. In the short run this is possible. But, if we’ve learned anything in the last several decades, it is this: In the long run, GREED WILL FIND A WAY.

Warren’s proposal is a GREAT beginning, but in the final analysis, we need to alter the structure of our economy radically, shifting the means of production to the people. No, this doesn’t necessarily mean collectivism. Our present marketing system would work very well with more employee owned businesses, cooperatives, and cooperative corporations.

Despite the fact I disagree with her on some other issues, I LOVE ELIZABETH WARREN! She is the genius we need to begin the reforms of our economy. I am astonished and profoundly pleased she has proposed the Accountable Capitalism Act.

Thank You for bringing her proposal to my attention. I will write EW a letter in response suggesting the Act as constitutional amendment supported by proper legislation to strengthen unions, empower workers/employees, and organize cooperatives.

I doubt the Act can be put into legislation now under R. control, but EW has given us a great template with which to work. By the time Pluto goes into Aquarius perhaps we can make it a reality.

Thanks for the Gene and Judy clip Bob; just don’t make ’em like that anymore.

Eliseo, I too am astonished by the boldness of Elizabeth Warren’s vision and believe it to be a model for much of the world. Perhaps, the Pluto return in the US chart means that capitalism will be reined in by its own excesses. Greed is always self-defeating. Some of what she proposes already exists in Western Europe (workers on corporate boards) and has brought a better standard of living for all. Other proposals exist on a small scale in Canada (housing coops) but need to be revitalized. I believe the outlines of Pluto in Aquarius are slowly emerging mainly through the women and progressives of the Democrats. The midterms will strengthen this trend.

The New Deal was all about Pluto in Cancer (the homeland and the people) in opposition to US Pluto in Capricorn (banking and corporate power). FDR said he was proud of the hatred of the bankers. Pluto in Cancer, supported by the US Sun, Venus and Jupiter in Cancer, won that round after much hardship. US Pluto in Capricorn never gave up and now, as it is joined by transiting Pluto, appears to be poised for its revenge but it will be defeated by itself as it has gone too far. However, it still has some pain to inflict before its lesson is truly learned.

https://www.businessinsider.com/jeremy-grantham-financial-bubble-predictor-trump-impact-on-market-outlook-2018-8

The legendary investor who predicted the last 2 bubbles breaks down how the 9-year bull market will end

Business Insider•August 16, 2018

On the day of the midterm elections Ceres and Venus will be conjunct at 27+ Libra where Omarosa’s natal Uranus is. It is the degree where the SATURN-Pluto cycle began on Nov. 7, 1982 (and will end in January, 2020).

It is also the degree where Uranus was at the time of the NEPTUNE-Pluto conjunction, when Uranus was square Venus at 27+ Cancer, who was opposite the US natal Pluto at 27+ Capricorn. This cycle incorporates an additional shock element since it took place in the same degree as US natal Uranus (8+ Gemini).

This means the power of a working T-square will be in effect on the day of the midterm election – with transiting Venus and Ceres (+ Omarosa’s Uranus + Uranus in the NEPTUNE-Pluto chart + the SATURN/Pluto conjunction itself) squaring US natal Pluto in Capricorn in opposition to the NEPTUNE-Pluto cycle’s Venus in Cancer.

A T-square demands that a decision be made between this or that. The Uranus factor will make this midterm election something of a breakthrough.

Ceres and Venus on midterm election day (Nov 6th) will also be trine the US natal Moon at 27+ Aquarius. I believe this symbolizes a big turnout of women (and men who support them) voters who will vote against Trump supporting candidates, in part due to Omarosa and in part due to the separation of children from their mothers and/or fathers by the Trump government. In 2020 it will be the 100th year that women have been allowed to vote in the USA – use it or lose it they say.

Add to that the grand cross between the transiting north (0 Leo) and south (0 Aquarius) nodes and transiting Uranus (0 Taurus) opposite transiting Moon + US natal Hades (0 Scorpio), there is a sense of crisis driving American voters regarding the future of their country.

The next day everything changes; the nodes move into new signs, as does Uranus; there will be a new moon in Scorpio and Mercury will be exactly opposite the US natal Uranus (activating the NEPTUNE-Pluto cycle from yet a new vantage point).

The New Moon on November 7 will conjunct the Sun in the 1982 SATURN-Pluto conjunction chart at 15+ Scorpio. That Sun was one of a stellium of planets in Scorpio; Mercury, Sun, Venus and Jupiter, all square the Moon in Leo.

This emphasis on Scorpio (shared resources) might relate to the Mercury-Jupiter conjunction in Scorpio on October 29th that I referenced on August 5th. It too aspects both the US Moon and the US Pluto and will also affect the mood of the electorate.

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