23rd May, 2021

Another Discussion Thread

I hope this works. I am having some trouble posting today.

Responses

The shock of the looming decline in world population in mid-century.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/22/world/global-population-shrinking.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage

Jerry, this one’s for you. After 30 years, it is now legal again to practice yoga in Alabama’s public schools, but you still can’t say Namaste.

https://www.npr.org/2021/05/21/999020140/its-now-legal-to-practice-yoga-in-alabamas-public-schools

It sure did! Andre’s here with his usual interesting items, so it’s all good. And the Sun moved into Gemini a few days ago, so that must be a partial relief, or so one hopes.

It sure did! Andre’s here with his usual interesting items, so it’s all good. And the Sun moved into Gemini a few days ago, so that must be a partial relief, or so one hopes.

Andre,

Too bad. They’re missing out. Namaste Y’all t shirts is a lucrative business. I have a friend who owns a string of Indian restaurants in the Atlanta Ga and Asheville NC area called Chaipani. It specializes in Indian street food. All the wait staff wear that t shirt with the Namaste Y’all logo emblazoned on the back. It is a popular item.

PS Forgot to mention…… Namaste lis a greeting that literally means “I greet the God within you”. A very quaint reminder of our roots.

Jerry,
“Namaste Y’all”
Delightfully Hilarious! As originally from Texas, can hardly stop laughing.

Heads Up! Some significant dates for prospective astrology charts.
Supreme Court to hear Mississippi abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade

The top court announced in an order that it will hear the dispute, Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, 19-1392. The court will hear the case in its term beginning in October and a decision is likely to come by June of 2022.

https://www-cnbc-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2021/05/17/supreme-court-to-hear-mississippi-abortion-case-challenging-roe-v-wade.html?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQHKAFQArABIA%3D%3D#aoh=16218356849962&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnbc.com%2F2021%2F05%2F17%2Fsupreme-court-to-hear-mississippi-abortion-case-challenging-roe-v-wade.html

Hi Eliseo,

“Namaste Y’all” Ha ha. Yes. Rather endearing isn’t it? AND with a touch of humor as well.

On a different note…..

The June 10th Lunar Eclipse (19 Sag) definitely is impacting the former president 45. His Nodes/Sun Moon axis and progressed Uranus are all on target for some kind of upheaval. Throw the NY AG Letitia James’ natal Saturn (21 Sag) into the mix and you have a recipe for a possible Trump indictment. This is closely followed by the explosive June 14th Uranus-Saturn square. A very volatile period indeed.

On further analysis, I think these events could take a couple of weeks to play itself out – from mid June to early July. I suspect major activity will occur as a result of Mr. Trump’s pending arrest during the time of the July 1st Mars-Saturn opposition and the July 3rd Mars-Uranus square. It is essentially a Mars-Uranus-Saturn t square………

Saturn Square Uranus: 2021’s Wake-Up Call by Molly Gauthier

What does Saturn square Uranus mean?

Saturn square Uranus is a 90° angle between the planets Saturn and Uranus, viewed from Earth. It is a temporary planetary contact that repeats three times in 2021. It reflects the societal and personal change, instability, and even violence that we’re seeing at the beginning of 2021. Astrology also gives us a timeframe: the scenarios forming now will intensify through the Summer months and play out at the end of the year.

The planet Mars activated the Saturn-Uranus square in January 2021, around the time of the Capitol insurrection and the inauguration of President Biden. Mars will move through this volatile space again in early July, and again in November.

Continued. . . . . .

https://www.mollysastrology.com/saturn-square-uranus/

Jerty,
“Mars will move through this volatile space again in early July, and again in November.”

Yes. I do not believe we are done with insurrection. I certainly hope I am wrong, but I see no shame, no guilt, no repentance, no serious submission to the rule of law from the Jan.6th insurrectionists and their like minded ilk. I do see a great deal of self righteous defiance.

On MSNBC satellite radio today I heard one Jan.6 insurrectionist proclaim that day was his “Rosa Parks moment.” A commentator said she could not believe he was serious, that he surely knew how absurd and ironic was his statement. Wishful thinking on her part I believe. I interpret his statement as deadly serious.

Fortunately, my family of origin did not partake of such madness, but many in the area of Texas/Louisiana in which I grew up sincerely and deeply regretted having lost the Civil War over a 100 years previous. For them, that loss was the tragedy they could not let go of. Supportive, decades ago of George Wallace, and David Duke, they and their progeny support Trump today.

When Trump is indicted, and/or arrested, and/or convicted, they will regard it as their patriotic duty to rebel in all ways possible against the “deep state” and most likely this time, far better armed.

The spiritual poison in our culture is still with us. Planted long ago when plantation owners from the West Indies expanded into what later became the American South, it grew in “Paranoid Style” (historian Richard J. Hofstadter) waning and waxing cyclically, festering, partially healing, festering again, never really resolving, erupting violently through our uncivil war, discharging time and again unto the present day. It manifests through toxic religious sects, our politics, work, school, and our personal lives. It thrives on ignorance, fear, hatred, and belief in an anthropomorphic vengeful god.

It will not be expiated easily or without pain. But I suspect the present and these coming years through 2030 may be its time of reckoning. Pluto, Pluto, Pluto, and his propensity to force us into the deeper spiritual lessons. In our never ending culture war, both sides IMO are terribly flawed; I do not believe either party will achieve 100% victory or dominance. But as Pluto moves from Capricorn into Aquarius, I envision our far right insurrectionist brethren WILL be eventually subdued, and as Uranus returns to 9 degrees 47 minutes of Gemini unexpected events and conditions will serve to transform our consciousness and our nation into a more perfect union.

Meanwhile, the rising seas may force us into greater maturity, and wash away at least some of our continuing sins.

Jerry,
OOPS! I mistyped/mispelled your name. I apologize.

Eliseo,

There could be an economic component to the Uranus-Saturn squares of 2021. Here’s an interesting read….

2021: The Search For Stability And A New Normal
by Nina Gryphon/ Dec. 2020

Upheavals continue in 2021 as Saturn and Uranus square off, triggering change and instability around the world.

After the turbulent astrological weather of 2020 we expect 2021 to be more subdued. For how could we go through another similarly intense year? In one sense, 2021 is less busy, because there are fewer astrological events in 2021 compared to the parade of horribles that was 2020. However, if 2020 saw the stone thrown into the pond, 2021 reflects rather substantial ripples, and we need to stay flexible this year before a “new normal” solidifies.

Solidification is the sphere of Saturn, the planet of boundaries, the Earth, and all that comes from it. In 2021 Saturn will continue moving through his own fixed, masculine sign, Aquarius. Because Aquarius is a fixed sign, Saturn will direct us to build something new and give form to our long-term vision. All that was destroyed in early-2020 will require us to imagine a new shape into which we integrate the rubble of the past.

Continued…….

https://www.wellbeing.com.au/mind-spirit/astrology/2021-search-for-stability.html

Jerry,
Interesting. Thank You.
I suspect we will not truly begin to form a “new normal” until late 2024 or early 2025.
I am of the opinion the world of 2035 will be so profoundly different as to be almost unrecognizable. I believe this will occur whether we arrive there through collapse and rebirth, or merely through continual ascent.

One serious possibility:
I believe China will continue on its self reinforcing path of belligerance and bullying, eventually taking a misstep which will transform them into a pariah in the eyes of the rest of the world. Economic withdrawal from China by investors and businesses has already begun in ernest, but will drastically accelerate when they do take that misstep. No one will want to to do business with them anymore. As they’ve become so integrated with the world economy, this will bollix up manufacturing , likely causing a long recession.

Possibility # 2.
Karma unfolds. One of our several political hotspots grows into a massive regional war which disrupts the world economy.

Possibility # 3.
A series of climate catastrophes plague humankind, making normal business and trade impossible.

Many futurists beleve the next two decades will bring dramatic technological, medical, and biological advances, as well as new unexpected knowledge breakthroughs. The changes rendered will be as consequential as what we experienced 12,000 years ago. Our “normal” patterns of today will fade into the past. The second half of this century will they believe, be the beginning of an entirely different experience for humanity.

What fresh hell is this?

uring the final weeks of the Trump Administration, a senior official on the National Security Council sat at his desk in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, across from the West Wing, on the White House grounds. It was mid-November, and he had recently returned from a work trip abroad. At the end of the day, he left the building and headed toward his car, which was parked a few hundred yards away, along the Ellipse, between the White House and the Washington Monument. As he walked, he began to hear a ringing in his ears. His body went numb, and he had trouble controlling the movement of his legs and his fingers. Trying to speak to a passerby, he had difficulty forming words. “It came on very suddenly,” the official recalled later, while describing the experience to a colleague. “In a matter of about seven minutes, I went from feeling completely fine to thinking, Oh, something’s not right, to being very, very worried and actually thinking I was going to die.”

He fell to the ground before he reached his car, and realized that he was in no condition to drive. Instead, he made his way to Constitution Avenue, where he hoped to hail a taxi. He managed to open the Lyft app on his phone, and ordered a driver, who took him to the hospital. When he arrived at the emergency room, the official thought, I’m probably not walking out of here.

He approached the reception desk. “Are you on drugs?” a doctor asked him.

The official shook his head. He was led to an examination room. Hospital staff found his White House identification card in his pocket, and three cell phones, one of which they used to call his wife. They thought he might be having a stroke, but an MRI ruled it out. Blood tests also turned up nothing unusual. The official, who was in his mid-thirties, had no preëxisting conditions. The doctors were at a loss, but told him they suspected that he had suffered a “massive migraine with aura.”

It took about two hours for his speech to begin to return. When he checked out of the hospital, the next day, he still had a pounding headache, but was soon able to go back to work. Several days later, a colleague called him to discuss suspected cases of the Havana Syndrome, a mysterious ailment that had first affected dozens of U.S. officials in Cuba, and which now appeared to be spreading. The N.S.C. official didn’t think that he was suffering from the Havana Syndrome; it seemed outlandish that someone would be struck while on the grounds of the White House. But, as his colleague described some of the more severe cases that had been reported, it occurred to the official that this might be his problem. “Look, this is probably nothing,” he told his colleague, “but what you described sounds kind of like what happened to me.”

Three years ago, my colleague Jon Lee Anderson and I published a piece in The New Yorker about the first Havana Syndrome incidents among C.I.A. and State Department employees. Beginning in December, 2016, officials described being bombarded by waves of pressure in their heads. Some said they heard sounds resembling an immense swarm of cicadas, following them from room to room—but when they opened a door to the outside the sounds abruptly stopped. A few reported feeling as if they were standing in an invisible beam of energy. The aftereffects ranged: debilitating headaches; tinnitus; loss of vision and hearing; vertigo; brain fog; loss of balance and muscle control. For some, the symptoms went away quickly; for others, they have persisted. The experiences have varied to such an extent that government doctors have struggled to form a coherent diagnosis, and many of the patients have been met with skepticism both inside and outside the government.

One of the most convincing early cases involved a senior C.I.A. officer who had flown to Cuba, in secret, to meet with colleagues there. In her room at the Hotel Nacional, in August, 2017, the officer awoke with a start to a low humming noise and a feeling of intense pressure in her head. She asked a colleague who came to her room if he heard anything, but he did not. A few days later, after she returned to C.I.A. headquarters, she began to have trouble with her eyesight and her balance, making it impossible to read or to drive. At the time, the officer was the highest-ranking member of the C.I.A. to become ill with the syndrome. The incident persuaded Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, to shut down the agency’s station in Havana, and Rex Tillerson, the Secretary of State, followed suit, pulling U.S. diplomats out of the country. Some government employees, who were uninjured and invested in their assignments, considered the withdrawal an overreaction. The result was confusion, division, and anger.

After the events in Cuba, there were a few potentially related incidents that the C.I.A. tried to handle internally; one of these involved an intelligence officer who, in late 2017, woke up in a hotel room in Moscow with severe vertigo. (A C.I.A. doctor told him, “This isn’t it,” referring to the Havana Syndrome.) It wasn’t until the summer of 2020, more than a year after two White House staff members reported Havana Syndrome-like episodes, that their bosses decided to conduct a government-wide analysis, essentially reopening a cold case.

They have discovered that what began with several dozen spies and diplomats in Havana now encompasses more than a hundred and thirty possible cases, from Colombia to Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan to Austria, in addition to the United States and other countries. At least four of the cases involve Trump White House officials, two of whom say they had episodes on the Ellipse. The C.I.A. accounts for some fifty cases. The rest are mostly U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members.

Top officials in both the Trump and the Biden Administrations privately suspect that Russia is responsible for the Havana Syndrome. Their working hypothesis is that agents of the G.R.U., the Russian military’s intelligence service, have been aiming microwave-radiation devices at U.S. officials to collect intelligence from their computers and cell phones, and that these devices can cause serious harm to the people they target. Yet during the past four years U.S. intelligence agencies have been unable to find any evidence to back up this theory, let alone sufficient proof to publicly accuse Russia. “Intelligence is an imperfect science,” a U.S. intelligence official told me. “It’s what you know, and it can change in a blink of an eye.” There is still disagreement about how to refer to the incidents. Privately, officials characterize them as “attacks.” Publicly, they refer to them as “anomalous health incidents.”

In late May, 2019, a large group of White House officials checked into an InterContinental Hotel in London, where they prepared for President Donald Trump’s state visit. Before dawn on the day of Trump’s arrival, Sandra Adams, a mid-level White House staffer, collected a sheaf of documents that had arrived overnight for her team, and had a quick breakfast in the hotel dining room. When she returned to her room, overlooking Green Park, she pulled open the curtains and settled into a chair to read. Suddenly, a ringing sound, annoying at first, then distinctly painful, seemed to envelop her. When she left the room, her ears continued ringing.

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Later in the trip, she invited a more junior White House staff member, Adrian Banks, to hang out with her in her hotel room before the two went to dinner. (The names Sandra Adams and Adrian Banks are pseudonyms.) As they chatted on the couch, Adams again heard the sound, and felt an acute pressure in her head, as did Banks. They rushed out of the room and into the hallway, where the sound and the pressure subsided. But for the rest of the trip both officials suffered migraines.

When the delegation returned to Washington, Adams described the incident to a special White House office responsible for tracking security threats. She was told that what had happened to Banks and her was classified, which meant that they were not supposed to tell anyone, including their doctors, about their experience in London. They visited doctors at the White House Medical Unit, who thought that Adams and Banks were suffering from ordinary headaches and sinus infections that had potentially been brought on by stress. The doctors suggested that they take ibuprofen and decongestants and get some rest. As the weeks passed, Adams’s ears and lymph nodes became more swollen, her migraines grew worse, and she felt as if she had strep throat. Banks continued to have headaches, too. Their symptoms persisted despite repeated visits to private physicians and urgent-care clinics. Adams told a colleague, “No one seemed to take it seriously.”

In the cramped warrens of the West Wing, Adams and Banks would often cross paths with Charles Kupperman, the deputy national-security adviser and a veteran of the Reagan White House. In 1978, Kupperman, a hard-liner in Russian affairs, wrote an article cautioning Americans that “the ability of the U.S. to defend itself is in doubt” because of the “size, sophistication and rate of growth of Soviet military power.” When the Soviet Union collapsed, in 1991, he was the president of Xsirius Superconductivity, a company working on the use of microwave technology to allow helicopters to detect radiation from air-defense radar systems.

Kupperman joined the N.S.C. staff in April, 2018, as a top policy aide to John Bolton, Trump’s national-security adviser. Early in his tenure, Kupperman told Bolton that he wanted to take on the Havana Syndrome and “drive it into the ground.” He had no proof, but he was convinced that the Russians were behind the attacks, and that they were using technology that the K.G.B. had devised during the Cold War. “The Russians have a very good capability in microwave weaponry,” Kupperman told me.

The victims in Cuba had been spies and diplomats, so the Havana Syndrome investigation was being led by the C.I.A. and the State Department. In the spring of 2018, both agencies were in a period of transition; Trump fired Tillerson and nominated Pompeo to replace him as Secretary of State, and Gina Haspel succeeded Pompeo as the director of the C.I.A. She and her deputy, Vaughn Bishop, visited the White House for meetings, and Kupperman would pull them aside to discuss the Havana Syndrome, with which he had become obsessed. He pressed them for information, but they repeatedly told him that they didn’t have “anything new.” The intelligence agencies, Kupperman said, “didn’t really make it a priority to use all of their resources and accesses to figure this out as quickly as they could.” He added, of Haspel, “She was skeptical that it was real, and, once she was, the rest of that organization took its cue.”

Haspel wasn’t the only one who seemed unconvinced. After the initial incidents in Havana, the F.B.I. sent a team of agents to the city to try to figure out what might be causing the illnesses. They found no dispositive evidence of any attacks, although by the time they arrived the theoretical perpetrators would have had ample opportunity to conceal any evidence of wrongdoing. In addition, profilers with the F.B.I.’s Behavioral Analysis Unit conducted assessments of the victims. The unit presented its findings to State Department officials, including John Sullivan, a Deputy Secretary and the head of a task force that the department had set up to look into the syndrome. The profilers’ assessment was that the victims were suffering from a mass psychogenic illness, a condition in which a group of people, often thinking that they have been exposed to something dangerous, begin to feel sick at the same time.

But, when a State Department official asked how many victims the profilers had interviewed, the unit explained that it hadn’t spoken to any of them directly. The unit’s conclusions were based on transcripts of previous interviews that the F.B.I. had done with the patients, and on “patient histories” compiled by the victims’ doctors, including neuropsychologists and other specialists, who had already ruled out the idea of a mass psychogenic illness: many of the victims didn’t know about the other people who were sick, and their bodies couldn’t have feigned some of the symptoms they were exhibiting.

Bolton, like Kupperman, believed that the Havana Syndrome was real, and he initially thought that either Russia or China was responsible. By the summer of 2018, he’d landed on Russia; more possible cases were reported by U.S. diplomats at the consulate in Guangzhou, and Bolton didn’t think that the Chinese would take such action on their home turf. Bolton told me that Pompeo said, “I’ve looked at this since the Administration started. Nobody can figure out what’s going on.” Bolton then met with officials from the C.I.A. “They couldn’t reach agreement on who did it,” Bolton told me. “In fact, they couldn’t reach agreement on whether it was real.” He went on, “I told them, ‘Look, as far as I am concerned, the fact that we had this happen not just in Cuba—though that was the biggest collection of cases—but in China, it seems to me this ought to be a high priority.’ And they said, ‘We’re still working on it.’ ”

Kupperman was promoted to deputy national-security adviser in January, 2019, at which point he received access to the government’s most sensitive intelligence programs. He told his C.I.A. briefer to show him any new intelligence regarding the Havana Syndrome, but he was given few updates. As far as he could tell, the C.I.A. had found very little since he joined the Administration.

Then, in June, Sandra Adams and Adrian Banks told Kupperman about what had happened to them in London. He had no doubt they were telling the truth. Kupperman told Bolton and officials at the C.I.A., hoping that they would reassess the threat now that there appeared to be two White House victims. William Happer, a former N.S.C. official and an expert on radiation propagation, who was involved in the discussions, said that his C.I.A. colleagues didn’t know what to make of the new cases. “There was only anecdotal, fuzzy information,” Happer told me. “The problem was the lack of really good data. We didn’t have very much.”

Kings horseman makes announcement about the king acknowledging his privilege.
“Hear ye, hear ye! His Majesty is about to acknowledge his privilege!”
Cartoon by Liana Finck
There was one tangible result. When Bolton and his delegation returned to London, they stayed at a Marriott.

Often, when a person suffers a concussion or another form of head trauma, biomarkers indicating damaged brain tissue are detectable in the blood soon after the initial injury. When the first set of C.I.A. victims cropped up in Cuba, medical personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Havana drew their blood and placed the samples in a refrigerator. Researchers planned to check the samples for blood biomarkers. But in September, 2017, when Hurricane Irma hit Cuba, the Embassy lost power, and the refrigerated samples were spoiled.

The opportunity to do blood tests was lost, but specialists at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Brain Injury and Repair have been able to use MRIs to study the brains of forty Havana Syndrome patients. They found no signs of physical impact to the victims’ skulls—it was as if the victims had “a concussion without a concussion,” one specialist told me—but the team found signs consistent with damage to the patients’ brains: the volume of white matter was smaller than in a similar group of healthy adults, which indicated that something structural in the brain had been affected.

At the White House, Adams and Banks continued to experience symptoms. Kupperman lobbied to have them evaluated by State Department doctors who had examined other suspected victims of the Havana Syndrome in Cuba and in China. A few months after the incident in London, the doctors checked Banks’s and Adams’s vision, balance, hearing, and cognitive skills, in a series of tests known as the Havana Protocol. Adams listed the symptoms that had persisted: migraines, swollen lymph nodes, and sore throat. A doctor told her, referring to the Havana victims, “Whatever you heard, those are not the same symptoms as the rest of the cohort.” Adams left with the distinct impression that the doctor wanted her to believe that she had “imagined the experience” in London.

Banks saw a different doctor at the State Department. After the tests for balance and cognition, the doctor said, “You passed.” Banks tried to explain that some days were better than others, and that on bad days the pain was more severe. “I was having a good day,” Banks told a colleague. But the doctor was skeptical. Adams and Banks reported back to Kupperman. “They said, ‘We know our bodies and we know these symptoms and it’s not normal,’ ” he recalled. “Nobody did any serious medical diagnostics, which is just appalling.” Bolton was frustrated, too. “But, after a while, there really wasn’t much more I could do,” he told me. “You can say to somebody only so many times, ‘What’s the cause?,’ and then have them reply, ‘I don’t know.’ ” His takeaway was that C.I.A. officials believed the Havana Syndrome was an incoherent collection of psychosomatic reports, groupthink, and “disparate mental conditions.” He told me, “They just weren’t going to pursue it.”

More:

https://tinyurl.com/h5jckdjj

Thanks, Will for posting the New Yorker story. It is terrifying.

The exact May 29th Mercury/Venus conj. (24 ’42 Gemini) occurs just a few hours before Mercury turns stationary retrograde transforming this not so exceptional aspect into a powerful agent for change. This Merc/Ven conj. closely conjoins Donald Trump’s natal Sun (22 ’55 Gemini) AND it in square to tr. Neptune (22 ’59 Pisces). It will also be activating last December’s total solar eclipse that happened to coincide on the same day of the critical Presidential electoral college – a fait accompli in formalizing the Nov 2020 Presidential election outcome. Does that indicate another bombshell revelation emerging in the Trump financial/ tax investigation? Just how sensitive and significant these degrees are can be gleaned from the following article (written in Sept of last year)

Trump’s Second Term & the December 2020 Eclipse? by Terry MacKinnell

President Trump will experience his most powerful eclipse in December 2020 that will occur only two degrees away from his natal moon, and almost exactly opposite his natal sun as displayed below:

Any eclipse directly associated with the natal sun is going to be a very powerful eclipse for anyone, and this eclipse not only directly affects Trump’s sun, but with Leo rising, the sun is Trump’s ruling entity. It is virtually impossible for Trump to escape such an astrological event. In days of old, kings and leaders were terrified of such eclipses, regardless of where the eclipses were located in the zodiac, as the darkening of the sun allegorically represented the darkening of the king – which often resulted in their untimely death by any means whatsoever. However, we now know much more about eclipses, and though eclipses can presage death, it is not the normal result.

On 14 December 1982 Trump experienced a similar but weaker partial solar eclipse that mimics the December 2020 solar eclipse inasmuch it was the natal sun that had the closest aspect to the eclipsed sun and not the natal moon. In 1982, Trump was listed on the initial Forbes list of wealthy individuals as having a share of his family’s estimated $200 million net worth. Journalist Jonathan Greenberg later wrote that Forbes had vastly overestimated Trump’s wealth and wrongly included him on the Forbes 400 rankings of 1982, 1983, and 1984.[1] Trump initially got away with this wealth deception, and because track record is important, this supports Trump improperly attempting to win the 2020 presidential elections as a similar eclipse environment exists and deception shows up strongly in his horoscope.

The 1982 solar eclipse was only a partial solar eclipse, whereas the December 14 2020 solar eclipse is a full solar eclipse.

Continued……

https://terrymackinnellastrologer.wordpress.com/2020/09/27/trumps-second-term-eclipse/

Mercury Retrograde May 29, 2021 – Lies and Deception by Astrology King

Mercury retrograde is generally associated with communication and technology breakdowns, nervous anxiety, travel delays, and lost items. Mercury retrograde May 2021 is square Neptune which means you cannot trust what you hear or read. It brings lies, deception, confusion, fraud, conspiracy theories, and propaganda.

Continued…….

https://astrologyking.com/mercury-retrograde/

‘Trifecta Of Trouble For Trump’: 3 Witnesses Drop ‘Significant Criminal Exposure’ Bomb

Video: 12 min 21 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFfepK34UEA

The Mercury/Venus conjunction entry I posted above contains a few grammatical errors. It happens occasionally during the editing process. I should probably be more thorough before posting. Hopefully the reader will overlook the mistakes.

Trump White House Counsel McGahn Set To Testify Next Week

NBC News
May 25, 2021

The House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena in April 2019 as part of its investigation into possible obstruction into the Russia investigation.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-white-house-counsel-mcgahn-set-testify-next-week-n1268446

Jerry,

“I should probably be more thorough before posting. Hopefully the reader will overlook the mistakes.”

You are wearing our patience! For God’s sake, be more attentive!

Jerry,

“According to court documents filed earlier this month when the committee announced an agreement had been reached, the interview’s scope appeared limited to information attributed to McGahn in publicly available parts of the Mueller report, and in events that involved him.”

Such slick parsing! Aye, the Devil’s in the details.

Vance has convened Grand Jury

Has anyone a chart for the
HR1 For the People Act?
The House of Representatives passed it in January, but cannot pass in the Senate unless they either abolish or reform the filibuster. As all know, Joe Manchin is the key to filibuster reform.

Also as we all know, R’s in 47 states are assiduously working to pass voter suppression laws. Several have R governors who will undoubtedly sign such bills as soon as they hit their desk, and in 30 out of those 47 states, R’s control both house & senate.

It appears to me if HR1 For the People Act does not become law, severe voter restrictions will become reality in the aforementioned R controlled 30 states. The 2022 and 2024 elections, and beyond would then be rigged in favor of the R’s.

Am I seeing this situation accurately? If so, maybe we are much too focused on DJT & company going to jail? Considering how the R’s grow a bit more nutty, delusional, and authoritarian with each passing minute, if they retake the House, Senate, or Presidency due to voter suppression, it will not matter if DJT goes to jail. The great American experiment would then be ended, our democratic republic finished.

Am I not seeing an alleviating fact, or growing, potentially positive scenario? Surely, if our astrological prognostications are correct, extraordinary, unforeseen events may change our direction, for better or for worse.

With our 1860’s Uranus return, the threat we faced was internal. The Uranus return threat we faced in June and July of 1944 was external. Could it be our next Uranus return involves both internal and external threats? Looking at circumstances “on the ground” as opposed to in the sky, it certainly appears as events are trending that way.

It seems to me we are fighting 3 different wars simultaneously. Our war against nature, war with fellow Americans, and the war betwern liberal democracy and illiberal autocracy and dictatorship. Our war against nature is as hot as our California and Australian wildfires. Our other 2 are mostly cold wars, but with hot, fiery eruptions, as on January 6th, and likely to become more frequent. The pandemic we face is I believe a manifestation of all 3 wars.

The US has not faced a Pluto return before. As a Pluto return manifests differently relative to each nation’s cultural personality we only have our astrological symbols with which to preconceive, plus our national self knowledge. But we do have expetience with Uranus returns. The difference is our world today is boundlessly more complex and dangerous than that of the 1860’s or 1944.

Vienne, thank you. This one’s for you.

Saturn square Uranus on Trump’s birthday indeed. Though I agree with Jerry we may have to wait until early July for things to play themselves out. June 1 to July 5 is awesomely bad for 45.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/25/politics/manhattan-district-attorney-trump-organization-grand-jury/index.html

Will

“You are wearing our patience! For God’s sake, be more attentive!”

I have the attention span of a goldfish. Can’t help it. It’s in my genes.

And yes. I noticed that. McGahn’s testimony is limited in scope. But – and this is a BIG caveat, the focus is primarily on Russia’s interference into the 2016 US presidential election. Presumably that covers a wide area. Remember that Trumpian slogan repeated ad nauseum “there is no collusion” ?

Jerry,

Laughing here. You are absolved.

Hey, the proverbial shit is hitting the fan
The Deeply Troubled House of Trump. I’m sure you’ve seen all of the latest. I am actually beginning to believe that we might finally harpoon this abomination of a person.

National Security
Prosecutor in Trump criminal probe convenes grand jury to hear evidence, weigh potential charges
By
Shayna Jacobs
and
David A. Fahrenthold

May 25, 2021 at 7:52 p.m. CDT

NEW YORK — Manhattan’s district attorney has convened the grand jury that is expected to decide whether to indict former president Donald Trump, other executives at his company or the business itself, should prosecutors present the panel with criminal charges, according to two people familiar with the development.

The panel was convened recently and will sit three days a week for six months. It is likely to hear several matters — not just the Trump case ­— during its term, which is longer than a traditional New York state grand-jury assignment, these people said. Like others, they spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation. Generally, special grand juries such as this are convened to participate in long-term matters rather than to hear evidence of crimes charged routinely.

The move indicates that District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr.’s investigation of the former president and his business has reached an advanced stage after more than two years. It suggests, too, that Vance thinks he has found evidence of a crime — if not by Trump, by someone potentially close to him or by his company.

Vance’s investigation is expansive, according to people familiar with the probe and public disclosures made during related litigation. His investigators are scrutinizing Trump’s business practices before he was president, including whether the value of specific properties in the Trump Organization’s real estate portfolio were manipulated in a way that defrauded banks and insurance companies, and if any tax benefits were obtained illegally through unscrupulous asset valuation.

The district attorney also is examining the compensation provided to top Trump Organization executives, people familiar with the matter have said.

In a statement issued Tuesday evening, Trump called the seating of the grand jury “a continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt in American history.”

“This is purely political, and an affront to the almost 75 million voters who supported me in the Presidential Election, and it’s being driven by highly partisan Democrat prosecutors,” Trump said. “Our Country is broken, our elections are rigged, corrupt, and stolen, our prosecutors are politicized, and I will just have to keep on fighting like I have been for the last five years!”

A spokesman for Vance (D) declined to comment.

Seven questions about New York’s investigations of Trump

Investigation of Trump Organization now explores possible criminal conduct
In May 2021, The Post’s David Fahrenthold told us what is known — and what isn’t — about two New York state investigations of the Trump organization. (Luis Velarde/The Washington Post)
Although grand juries with extended terms can hear cases out of order and to varying levels of completion, it is likely that Trump-related testimony in the secret proceeding has already begun, said one of the people familiar with the matter.

Adam S. Miller, who served as deputy bureau chief of the Major Economic Crimes Bureau in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office before entering private practice in 2011, said such a “special grand jury” is “certainly not an uncommon thing to do with a large, technical and complicated investigation.”

“It’s really for very complicated cases that have a lot of information for a grand jury to digest,” Miller said, noting that a special grand jury’s term can be extended with a judge’s approval.

It is unclear whether prosecutors working under Vance intend to go through the entirety of their grand-jury presentation at once or if the proceeding may be interrupted for the panel to review other cases between hearing from witnesses about the Trump Organization and its business dealings.

It is also unclear when or even whether the grand jury will be asked to consider returning any indictments. Prosecutors handling cases such as this one can choose to present charges for the grand jury to consider — or not. A prosecutor’s grand-jury strategy is often a closely kept secret and can be subject to change.

Rebecca Roiphe, a former assistant district attorney in Manhattan who is now a professor at New York Law School, said that such investigations are always formally overseen by grand juries. In the early stages, prosecutors may use a grand jury’s power just to subpoena documents without offering charges for consideration.

Roiphe said the recent step of seating a long-term panel shows that Vance’s investigation has progressed to the point that prosecutors will visit the grand jury, present evidence and witnesses, and potentially ask that charges be considered. Prosecutors were unlikely to take that step without believing they had evidence to show there was probable cause to believe someone had committed a crime, she said.

“The prosecutors are convinced they have a case. That’s at least how I read it,” Roiphe added.

Investigation of Trump Organization now exploring possible criminal conduct, N.Y. attorney general’s office says

Trump is facing two investigations of his business practices in New York. Both appear to have begun with the same man: Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime lawyer and attack dog, who turned on Trump after pleading guilty to making hush-money payoffs on Trump’s behalf and lying to Congress.

Vance’s criminal investigation began in 2018, after Cohen pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the hush-money payoffs, made in the last days of the 2016 campaign to women who said they had affairs with Trump years earlier — allegations the former president denies. Vance’s investigation soon expanded, as the district attorney sought to examine millions of pages of Trump’s tax records.

Separately, New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) began a civil investigation of the Trump Organization in 2019 prompted by Cohen’s testimony to Congress, where he said Trump had misled lenders and tax authorities with manipulated valuations of his assets. Asset values were inflated at times when the company was seeking favorable loan interest rates and were deflated to reduce tax liability, Cohen has alleged. He has been interviewed extensively by Vance’s team, which has added a decorated former federal prosecutor, Mark F. Pomerantz, to help with the Trump case.

In recent months, the two investigations have appeared to converge. Both sets of investigators have sought documents related to a Trump estate in suburban New York, according to court records and people familiar with the efforts, where the then-future president obtained a $21?million tax break by agreeing to give up development rights, and a tower in Chicago where Trump’s lenders forgave $100?million of debt.

Another sign of convergence: James’s office said last week that its long-running civil probe had also spawned a criminal investigation, now being run in coordination with Vance.

The state attorney general’s office did not explain what inspired the criminal inquiry, but veterans of the office said such shifts often are triggered by evidence that indicates a defendant intended to break the law.

Trump has attacked both investigations, pointing to comments by James during her 2018 election campaign in which she called him an “illegitimate president” and promised to investigate his family business. Trump has never been criminally charged. No former U.S. president has ever been charged with a crime.

The Washington Post previously reported that Vance’s office has been trying to pressure the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, into cooperating against his boss, a person familiar with the strategy confirmed. Weisselberg is said to know the ins and outs of every business transaction at the company over the course of his decades in employment there.

A lawyer for Weisselberg declined to comment when reached Tuesday.

Fahrenthold reported from Washington. Jonathan O’Connell in Washington contributed to this report.

perhaps with all this legal action going on, it will keep donny’s attention away from his direct and active political mischief

I’m wondering why nothing has been mentioned about DJT’s organization laundering Russian money from 70’s up until recent time.

Also curious as to why Merrick Garland is uncomfortable revealing the details of the DOJ coverup of Trump’s relationship with the Russians. Maybe he’s afraid the information will stoke a “nuclear war” between Democrats and Republicans?

AND…What is the motivation for Texas Gov. Abbott and the Texas legislature to pass a law permitting ALL citizens of age and with zero training, to openly carry any firearm they might choose when most Texas gun owners are opposed to that? Maybe it’s literally because he wants potential insurrectionists to be legally well armed, if he feels the need to (like Trump) call on them to invade the state capitol, or anywhere else in Texas he feels they might be needed?

Kiwi,

I’m with Eliseo on this. Given the astrological evidence of an impending Trump indictment (possibly June 10th?) and a subsequent Weisselberg indictment (the June 14th Saturn Uranus t square to Weisselberg’s Saturn/Pluto conj.) I think it’s all but certain Trump will sound the call to arms for his supporters to launch an all out nation-wide insurrection. It’s the only power he has left. A desperate man with his back against the wall will resort to desperate measures. Violence in the streets may prove to be the Donald’s ultimate distraction. That’s the way Donald Trump’s mind is programmed.. . . .

The Saturn-Uranus Square 17th February, June 14th, December 24th 2021. A Seismic Shift.

By Empower Astrology

The Saturn-Uranus square is perhaps the most important astrological aspect of 2021 that will peak three times throughout the year, the first will take place on the 17th of February, then again June 14th and December 24th. However the effects of this aspect will be active all year.

Saturn and Uranus can be likened to tectonic plates beneath the earth’s crust slowly moving towards each other, causing a steady build-up of pressure that releases as they come into contact with each other, resulting in a seismic shift and major eruption.

The resulting waves of seismic energy will propagate through our lives and society, changing our world as we know it.

Together Saturn and Uranus are causing revolutionary change that first began with the Jupiter- Saturn conjunction on the 21st of December 2020, heralding in a new Aquarian age based on a more progressive, fairer and more humanitarian society.

Uranus in the fixed sign of Taurus is Shaking up the unshakeable and removing the unmovable.

Continued. . . . .

https://medium.com/@angelamicallef22/the-saturn-uranus-square-17th-february-2021-at-7-degrees-a-seismic-shift-368d2a528c64

The Saturn Uranus Square: Freedom Or Slavery – Time To Choose by Astro Journal

………Saturn Uranus alignments represent periods of radical change and disruption to the status quo. They’re good times to break out of old habits and patterns that have become too restrictive and limiting. Any structures in your life that no longer serve a useful or creative purpose can be dismantled and reformed – and you might not have much choice in the matter.

Uranus is disruptive but also creative. It stops life from becoming too static and stagnant by awakening new ideas and possibilities. When he aligns with Saturn, it triggers a crisis in consciousness that shatters your previous perspective and forces you to find a new way forward.

The hard alignments are periods of forced growth and change – resistance is futile! – but that doesn’t mean all change is good. When you embrace change for its own sake it often means nothing really changes because it’s too superficial. The old order remains unaffected, storing up problems for next time.

It’s also important to recognise the difference between old structures that are good and useful and necessary, and those that are repressive or worn out. If you don’t, you could end up getting rid of things you need – like civil liberties, for example.

Ultimately, these alignments are about freedom, but that doesn’t mean doing whatever you want.

For life, and civilization, to function well you need a balance between freedom and structure – Uranus and Saturn. Without good boundaries and limits, freedom can be taken too far and it becomes destructive. Equally, with too much control, life can’t flourish because creativity is stifled.

Continued……..

https://jessicadavidson.co.uk/2020/04/13/the-saturn-uranus-square-freedom-or-slavery-time-to-choose/

Jerry,
“I think it’s all but certain Trump will sound the call to arms for his supporters to launch an all out nation-wide insurrection. It’s the only power he has left. A desperate man with his back against the wall will resort to desperate measures. Violence in the streets may prove to be the Donald’s ultimate distraction. That’s the way Donald Trump’s mind is programmed.. . . .”

Yep. He did it once. Considering his desperation, why would he not do it again? Hope we are both wrong, but I anticipate the drop of the next shoe of the insurrectional centipede will coincide with the Saturn/Uranus squares of June and December, likely precisely as you described.

For a while after the election I felt as though we had dodged a large high caliber bullet, that maybe we would get through this crazy time without too much violence, without actually shooting at one another. I felt gratified and relieved that we of moderate and leftward persuasion would not need to form a secret, covert, armed resistance against a Trumpist style fascist government.

Had Trump somehow “won” the election, I have no doubt he and his minions would have bullied us into a system similar to that of Francisco Franco’s fascist Spain.

Sadly, passive resistance is of no avail against such gangsters. Had India been ruled by German Nazis rather than conscience laden British, we would never have heard of Mohandas Kamarachand Gandhi. He would have been dispatched into the dustbin of history, a bullet in the back of his head early along in his career.

Then came the insurrectional terrorist attack on Jan. 6th. My gratitude was mollified; still present, but weakened. If a resistance movement were to manifest, it would be theirs, not ours. Our side would be seen by the world as legitimate. Our military personnell and FBI would have the onerous responsibility of quelling the far right, not amateurs like us.

It has been almost 6 months since Jan. 6th, but so far only a few have been charged, but none tried. The correct remedy would have been swift justice to discourage any further insurrectional or seditious attempts. But it hasn’t gone that way. The far right is surely encouraged.

My late younger brother was in a medically induced coma on Jan. 6th. He would not have been surprised by that days events. A proud Democrat and IBEW Union man, he worked along side Trump followers every day. He had their proverbial “number.” He knew what they were capable of. He died in the early morning hours of Jan. 20th, about a month after exposure to the virus.

As of recent years I was impressed by the accuracy of his intuitions re: domestic and world affairs. Time and again I saw him read people and circumstances, correctly predicting behavior and events. In the last 2 years in particular, sensing the fury and fanaticism of the far right activists, he came to believe that nothing would stop them but death. He believed that not even imprisonment would stop them. “They won’t surrender,” he said. “They’re true believers.” He saw the future as a domestic, internal American WWII.

“True Believers” – Neptune? Saturn/Uranus squares, and relationships – disruptions, more insurrection? Looks probable, but I pray not. Lord, let this cup pass us by.

Eliseo.

I would imagine the more we can perceive the higher purpose in all this, the less there is to fear. I’m an optimist at heart. I see the silver lining. There is the potential for a great awakening here. The following is another article by Jessica Davidson. Same theme but from a different angle…….

The Saturn Uranus Cycle: Archetypes and History – by Astro Journal

……..Uranus pushes for freedom and revolution, stirring up chaos and uncertainty, while Saturn seeks to maintain stability through order and control. This can produce extreme tension and crisis within the individual and society. How this plays out depends on which planet has the upper hand: Saturn can bring stability and order, as well as oppression and limitation; and Uranus can disrupt, as well as awaken and liberate.

Saturn Uranus alignments coincide with periods of revolution and political upheaval. There may be sudden breakthroughs and/or breakdowns that lead to the reform of society. Long-term problems are revealed, sometimes through the sudden collapse of systems that need reform and structural change. New structures can be found for revolutionary ideas, and technological innovation brings the potential for progress and the disruption of the status quo.

Continued……

https://jessicadavidson.co.uk/2020/04/06/the-saturn-uranus-cycle-archetypes-and-history/

The Man Who Could Determine Trump’s Fate

CNN
May 26, 2021

Every so often history brings us a hero accountant. In the 1930s it was Frank Wilson, who helped put away Al Capone and became a main character in Hollywood’s The Untouchables. More recently David G. Friehling flipped and proved essential to cracking the Madoff Ponzi scheme. Could it now be Allen Weisselberg’s turn?

Weisselberg, chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, has become a central figure in New York prosecutors’ drive to unravel the rat’s nest that is Donald Trump’s financial records to determine whether or not there was criminal activity there. The pressure was raised on Weisselberg recently as his own tax returns became a subject of investigation. This development could make him the man Trump fears most in the world. The former president released a statement calling the probe corrupt, and adding “There is nothing more corrupt than an investigation that is in desperate search of a crime. But, make no mistake, that is exactly what is happening here.”

Continued…..

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/05/25/opinions/trump-investigation-allen-weisselberg-dantonio/index.html

Jerry,
“I would imagine the more we can perceive the higher purpose in all this, the less there is to fear.” ….”There is the potential for a great awakening here.”

I agree. I also see the world that comes after the storm, and it does indeed look better than the one we have now.

Eliseo,

I truly believe that the far-right collective is psychotic and actually wants death to everything and everyone—themselves included. They deeply hate the emerging world and its playing field-leveling Aquarian vibes of equality for all, and feel the existing “spiky” Capricornian one where so much was under their control and where so much seemed like such a certainty to them, fast slipping away like quicksand under their feet.

Simply put, if they can’t live in a world that operates on their terms, one in which white straight Anglo Protestant men rightly ruled over all, they’ll take it ALL down—and all of us down with them.

The Dems, Biden, and so many others still believe that these folks can be reasoned with, but they are whistling past the graveyard.

For so many of these folks, Trump became the avatar of all of their hopes, and the crusader to rage against all of their most dread fears. That they chose to rally that particularly stupid idiot really speaks to their madness and desperation, as well as how little remains to restrain their worst impulses and desires. Trump personifies the depths of their spiritual, intellectual and emotional poverty in every way imaginable.

Death indeed is likely the only thing that will stop them in the end. I mean, seriously. How many of these fools didn’t give a damn about wearing a mask to save themselves and stop the spread of COVID?

They want to die, and they don’t care how many other people they take down with them. The only question that remains is how many will suffer before we say “no more” and put a definitive stop to them?

Even if you are not a NYT subscriber, the title of this column by Gail Collins should make you smile. It is : “Witch hunt, meet Grand Jury”.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/26/opinion/trump-grand-jury-investigation.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

The progressive left needs to be taking every serious step possible to bring a swift and decisive end to the reactionary right. The time for debate is over.

Raise an army and be ready to give these nihilistic psychotic reactionary bastards exactly what they want, General Sherman style. Break their spirits and send them crawling back under the rocks from whence they came—and stomp the rocks on top of their heads repeatedly until they are firmly entombed into the ground.

Basically, we start off by swatting Trump with the full force of Constitutional principle and law. If we can’t muster the fortitude to do that, howling reactionary monkeys be damned, we might as well use it for toilet paper.

BuckeyeShadow,

“I truly believe that the far-right collective is psychotic and actually wants death to everything and everyone—themselves included. They deeply hate the emerging world and its playing field-leveling Aquarian vibes of equality for all, and feel the existing “spiky” Capricornian one where so much was under their control and where so much seemed like such a certainty to them, fast slipping away like quicksand under their feet.

Simply put, if they can’t live in a world that operates on their terms, one in which white straight Anglo Protestant men rightly ruled over all, they’ll take it ALL down—and all of us down with them.”

Yeah Baby! You’ve got game!

“Raise an army and be ready to give these nihilistic psychotic reactionary bastards exactly what they want, General Sherman style. Break their spirits and send them crawling back under the rocks from whence they came—and stomp the rocks on top of their heads repeatedly until they are firmly entombed into the ground.”

Hear, hear!

André,

Re: Trump’s grand-jury – joyeux! C’est un sarcasme méchant-bon mélangé à l’humour de potence; un merveilleux petit-déjeuner.

Merci!

BuckeyeShadow,
As individuals, I don’t believe the far right is psychotic, but as a collective entity, perhaps so. But otherwise, I agree with you 100%.

“The Dems, Biden, and so many others still believe that these folks can be reasoned with, but they are whistling past the graveyard.”

That’s not the only thing about which the Dems are ludicrously naive, but it is the issue which disturbs me most. Dems continue in the role of Neville Chamberlain returning from his meeting with A. Hitler, waving the signed papers proclaiming peace at hand.

Were that it were so. But the current version of R’s have no honor, no intention of negotiation in good faith, no intention of fulfilling their oaths of office. Like you said, they appear to be suicide bound; if they can’t have power, perfectly willing to kill off the country in the name of supposedly saving it.

The R’s in Congress that refused to certify the election results should have been denied their seats. My understanding is with majority support, Madame Speaker has that power. I suppose Dems want to avoid conflict, but I believe are merely postponing it.

Consider the R senators and representatives who are carrying firearms into the capitol building, who refuse to go through the normal security checks BECAUSE they are carrying concealed weapons. Marjorie Taylor Greene is not the only one; there are several others. I sincerely hope I am wrong, but might it be only a matter of time before they are shooting down their Dem colleagues?

The armed R’s issue in Congress was reported by major news in January, but since then the story was dropped. Why? Is that not as potentially important as the events of Jan. 6th? Considering R bullying, belligerent attitudes, denial of the potential here is nuts. What are people thinking? This is not a movie. Shootouts are not fun adventure time. I know this from personal experience. I do NOT understand why the R’s we know to be carrying as they enter the capitol building are not immediately arrested and divested of their weapons by capitol police.

IMHO, we are being entirely too nice to these crazies…on multiple levels.

Shell, Exxon and Chevron…right after the Lunar Eclipse, it feels more like Saturn in Aquarius, but I’m just a dabbler here…finally, a major breakthrough!

Frank,
What I find odd is that in the case of Exxon and Chevron, it was investors who led the way toward better behavior, electing board members advocating reduction of carbon emissions. Shell will appeal the Dutch court’s ruling, but the legal environment is not looking friendly toward anti-social, anti-earth policy and behavior.

Eliseo, the times they are a’ hanging. Amazing developments

Will, Frank, Buckeye, Eliseo,

About psychotic behavior. I posted this on Facebook sometime ago. Very pertinent. I think you will enjoy it…….

The Confessions And Ramblings of A Mad Seeker

https://jerrywatsonmeherabad.wordpress.com/2021/05/27/the-ramblings-of-a-mad-seeker/

Jerry,
Your “ramblings” were interesting. You, evidently are as weird a person as am I. But I think I’m a bit more risk averse. Similarly to your experience, although very involved in the counterculture and spiritual seeking, I too chose to avoid all drugs, experimenting instead with varieties of meditation.
Thank You for the link to your autobiographical “ramblings”!

Baba Jerry,

The account you shared was positively gripping and had the brinkmanship of a tight-rope walker I laughed out loud with this passage:

“I was embarrassed. After all, I had been pestering their office for the past five days. They were non-plussed and truly annoyed . And the assistant was equally perplexed. Why would you cancel the ticket that is being offered? He felt he had unnecessarily went to such great trouble because he felt I was in dire need. In hindsight, all of it was true. I had to reassure him that I felt it was divine providence.

You have led a remarkable life – a rare individual with tremendous faith and determination. Your writing is richly descriptive and engaging. Thank you for sharing this passage.

Since you brought up the subject, what pray tell is your birthday?

Will, Eliseo,

Delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the narrative. Believe it or not, it’s the first time I made the attempt to put all this down on paper (or in this case – on computer). None of it is exaggerated. It was exactly how it happened. What is largely missing is the impressions and rich experiences of my seven month stay at Meherabad. It was a rather unique period: spending quality time with Baba’s close disciples. There were so few visitors at the time, not unlike the period immediately following the death of Jesus. Everything was so fresh and poignant.

Will,

I know it sounds odd, but I very rarely review my personal chart and its corresponding transits, preferring instead to focus on geopolitical affairs and how the astrological influences come into play in that. That facet has always fascinated me. Nevertheless, I’m more than happy to oblige. Here’s the birth info: May 13, 1949 Los Angeles, Ca. 9 pm PST

The Prime Minister of New Zealand states that she believes her country will become a republic in her lifetime.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/jacinda-ardern-believes-new-zealand-will-become-a-republic-in-her-lifetime/362XBOZCWKWZMIVGFDMLNF2RZM/?fbclid=IwAR3bL9wRkQ1cc2asqgmDqUawNEWau7NZ7WWwzTWTV0MjC54A5lAoHRiwXho

Thank you Jerry! What an exciting time for you…and what persistence! I don’t know much about Meher Baba, my path took me on a winding road elsewhere. Terrific photo, too!

The independent commission to investigate 1/6 failed in the Senate today due to R opposition. In a Washington Post article it said Joe Manchin lost his temper with the Rs, saying there is no excuse to not support the commission.

I’m an astrology dabbler with an inconsistent intuition, so grains of salt are advised, lol. My intuition has been drawn to Manchin and from his transits I’m going to guess he will budge on the filibuster by March, next year.

Joe Manchin: birth time unknown, born 8/24/1947 Farmington, WV
Sun 0 Virgo, Sag Moon and a Saturn-Pluto conj at 13-14+ Leo that is currently under great stress right now.

Hi transits:
Saturn at 13 Aquarius oppos his Pluto exact now and Jan 15
Saturn oppos his Saturn now and exact Jan 26
Uranus at 12 Taurus square forming to his Pluto-Saturn forming 1.3 degrees apart exact June 23, Oct and April12
Mercury and Venus are both conjunct his Uranus now
Jupiter oppos his Sun, was exact May 20, again July21, Jan 1

The Saturn-Uranus square makes a T-square with his Saturn-Pluto conjunction and I think his old ways and beliefs in bipartisanship and in the filibuster is being clobbered by R opposition to the independent commission. The fact that he lost his temper over it say a lot about how he feels about what happened 1/6 and how important the independent commission is to him. Uranus is involved so there is an awakening of sorts. I hope and pray that he will come around.

Jerry,

I would never have pegged you as a solarian Taurus. Your Sagittarian moon and ascendant with Jupiter ruling your chart says it all; a globe-trotting seeker of spiritual truth and philosophical wisdom and lover of distant lands and people and a generous dollop of good fortune! Your 5th house house is amazing with that wonderful 0-degree Gemini (your amazing command of the pen and communicating) and that determined Mars in Taurus with the whole house ruled by Venus – such talent! I like Neptune on your MC too. Your fifth house with transiting Uranus for a while is going to be a wild ride – enjoy!

Thank you for “showing me yours.” I return with mine. March 20, 1953 Chicago, IL 6:25PM.

Jerry:
HA!
Gotcha!

Moon Ascendant in Sagittarius
3 planets in Gemini including Uranus in the 7th house

Born in the year of the OX!

With Mars and Sun in stable Taurus (echoing the Ox) in the 5th house of adventure and gambling
… those Taurus planets in hard aspect to Pluto and Saturn respectively…. so intrepid but careful.

Right? for starters

Your personal relationships could be best with sort of a “foreign correspondents” flavor – both flying around the world as adventurers…..
But in it for the long haul, meeting each other between “assignments” whatever those assignments mean to you and any long term close friends or lovers…..

OK I assume a lot! But those Year of the OX guys have a lot of guts. And a steady hand to get through all the hair raising predicaments their Sagittarius – Gemini placements get them into….

Hmm. Wonder what the Saturn-Uranus square stimulating your Mars in Taurus is stimulating you to do?

Of course you live on the edge fearlessly at times partly because you do not expect life to be easy…with Mars Pluto square

But wonder what this new cycle is bringing up in you…. You were harkening back to a time where maybe the energies are stimulating memories ….? to move forward? to reaffirm direction…..?

Yup I assume…… apologize in advance if this gives offense.

But then I have no boundaries ATM… Haha! Tr. Neptune is currently conjunct my Sun.

Yikes and progressed Venus is square progressed Neptune.

Holy Crow. Maybe if I get spiritual I will survive the Saturn-Uranus square to my three Leo planets.

Kundalini yoga has been re-suggested to me but not feelin’ it.

Jerry:

When I was looking at your chart, and read your facebook… Somehow I was reminded of Michael A. Singer who wrote The Untethered Soul and The Surrender Experiment.

He’s born May 6 1947 no time. So Moon either in Scorpio or Sagittarius.

A combination of full speed ahead with Mars and Venus in Aries in trine to Pluto in Leo, and tow the line Saturn square Mercury respectively in the fixed signs of Leo and Taurus.

Whew! read both books and it was a chronicle and adventure but after thinking it over I couldn’t live that kind of life myself.

However I envy what you did years ago. Wish I would have had the chutzpa – (what’s a better word?) to do it. I DID have the desire to join the Peace Corps though. Didn’t work out.

My Moon in Aries likes adventurers… not to mention my Sun in exact square to Uranus in Gemini….. I like my friends “To Go Where No Man Has Gone Before” Never did watch Star Trek much but that resonates……. 🙂

I need some of that self starting energy for myself now and not sure how I’m gonna get it

To be honest I didn’t really want to read those books mentioned above but my best friend who is 10 years younger kinda pushed them on me. The concepts may have been new to her but not so much to me. Think I have read better books on the subject for me that is….but lost in the dust now – or mixed in with my soul

According to MSNBC 28% of R’s believe violence is necessary to save the country.

Eliseo,

“According to MSNBC 28% of R’s believe violence is necessary to save the country.”

That’s approximately one-sixth of the voters. Pretty good odds of goodness overtaking evil.

Eliseo,

You wrote: “You, evidently are as weird a person as I am .” Ha ha. I’m glad we share that in common. Toss it up to youth and indiscretion. You will be pleased to know, over time, I was able to get a grip on those wild horses. I became much more level-headed and settled in life with age and hopefully some maturity. Of course I kept up the routine of annual pilgrimages to India, but in the more traditional method of air travel and would often stop over in Europe en route and have a “normal vacation”. I alluded to it in one of my previous Facebook posts. I think I shared it here. If not, and you have some time, here it is…….

https://jerrywatsonmeherabad.wordpress.com/continental-airlines-flt-48-to-bombay/

Will,

About that Taurus Sun – Sagittarius Moon/Ascendant dichotomy in my chart. Very insightful of you. Quite right. I’ve always had those wild untamed tendencies (the Sag influence). But as you noted, it is tempered with Taurean sensibilities. My parents were like that. It comes with the genes. They were both professional artists. They met in 1947 at The Art Students League of New York, a prestigious art school at the time. They then moved out to California (where I was born). Two years later we moved to Guadalajara, Mexico for a number of years. There was an enclave of American/ European expatriates living there; a haunting ground for artists, poets, writers and the spiritually inclined. You could say they were part of the Bohemian culture. Established but on the outer fringes of society. Let me introduce you to my mom (photo taken about 1959). . . .

tinyurl.com/tjkb2kst

That link was inactive. Try this one…..

https://village.photos/images/user/80a4477b-df60-435d-b884-ac60d268982b/f50f1548-ab1d-40fd-8d5f-081379fc435c.jpg

Taking license again Jerry: “There was an enclave of American/European expatriates living there; a haunting ground for artists, poets, writers and the spiritually inclined. You could say they were part of the Bohemian culture.”

This, along with the picture of your mom, puts me in mind of Leonard Cohen and his muse, Marianne, somewhere in Greece around the same time period. What I would have given to be there….. SO beautiful

I actually had a friend who WAS in that area at that time who, after returning to Canada, all she could think of was getting back… she was so cool. In my young years, my late teenage years, I knew her experiences were well beyond my own, and that I wished but in futility that I could know what she knew about her experience in Greece.

Jerry,

Your Mother looks beautiful. I am very familiar with the much vaunted Arts Student League of New York.
Your parents were truly adventurous and bold individuals; it is quite evident that the die was cast.

Is the Caucasian fellow with the full beard you in the Confessions and Ramblings of a Mad Seeker?

Hi Will,

Yes. That’s me. The photo was taken Feb 25, 1971. It was an annual festival commemorating Baba’s birthday. A rather large and elaborate affair. We were perched on top of a caravan of bullock carts, meandering through the streets of Ahmednagar. A number of marching bands accompanied us playing an array of discordant sounds. Very lively and amusing. Here’s a more recent photo taken in 2005. Baba’s tomb (resting place) can be seen in the background. I’m the fellow on the extreme right wearing grey trousers and dark purple shirt….

https://village.photos/images/user/80a4477b-df60-435d-b884-ac60d268982b/25b560a4-55cc-4f58-9e0f-1beb12c8209d.jpg

Jerry, thank you for your life story. It is inspiring.

sunstars,

I’ve never been to Greece, but from all the photos and films I’ve seen, it appears strikingly similar in terrain and culture to that of southern Italy. Quite beautiful. One of my favorite films…. Under The Tuscan Sun. Here’s the trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdJGMZDY0-8

Despite the election of Joe Biden, democracy in the US still appears to be dying. That is because the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction of last December is not powerful enough on its own to counteract the US Pluto return. Only Pluto’s entry into Aquarius over the degree of the conjunction in November 2024, at the time of the next presidential election, will be able to do that. Only then will the authoritarian menace be repelled for this decade.

It is interesting that Elizabeth Warren’s chart indicates she should be more than happy with the result in 2024.

https://star4cast.com/elizabeth-warren-good-news-ahead/

Andre,
As M. Orr wrote, she might be happy because she supported JB who won a 2nd term.
But to me, she still has a definite FDRish vibe to her. Then again, perhaps her 2024 happiness might come from the knowledge her ideas and policies will be enacted into law.

Andre,
RE: the December Jupiter-Saturn conjunction vs the Pluto return & November 2024 Pluto in Aquarius.

From my pov, most New Deal policies should have remained in place and modified as necessary relative to social and technological change. Had we sufficient political and moral sense, the New Deal IMO should have been the foundation, merely the beginning of social democracy for the US.

It appears to me Mr. Biden is attempting to restore the 1930’s New Deal, which for the past several decades has piece by piece been gradually diminished and partially removed by efforts of R’s. The best I believe we might can expect until Jan.2025 is partial success of that restoration.

Perhaps the Pluto in Aquarius era will bring true and more complete and equitable social democracy to us. Perhaps those energies will enable the US to finally join the developed, western community of social democracies.

Yes love to read that prognostication 🙂

Some time ago I pointed out the risks of the June 20th Jupiter station (2 ’11 Pisces). It will square Pres Biden’s Uranus/descendant degrees (2 ’46/ 3 ’11 Gemini). I suggested this might signify a major change in leadership (Uranus – sudden/ Jupiter – transition). With Jupiter right on Kamala Harris’ mid heaven (2 ’24 Pisces), is that an indication that VP Harris will replace Biden? Will she assume the office of President due to unexpected events in late June? Admittedly, it is all speculatory AND realistically speaking, I have no way of knowing what would be the cause of this drastic change if it were to happen. Could it be health related? Anyway, Joni Patry just released a new video and she nails it. Reminder, Joni uses sidereal astrology in her analysis. The aspects and interpretations are the same as in Tropical astrology but there is a 23 degree difference in calculations……

June 2021: Sudden Changes Will Shock The World by Joni Patry

Video: 22 min 10 sec

https://youtu.be/6LnyR8RYsEE

Baba Jerry,

I watched Patry’s clip. Once again, I found her to be promoting a thinly-veiled version of basic Trumpian paranoia and insanity. She’s also an unvarnished patriarchist. Although I acknowledge that the transits are fairly potent, I think it is wishful thinking on her part that Biden drops out due to health issues. She’s also a big proponent of Kyrpto-currencies. Deep down, I think she’s a hard-line Republican-Texan good old gal. She’s also quite tin-hatty regarding the media as the big bad wolf. I don’t doubt her experience with Vedic astrology. I do not however, support about 90 percent of her interpretations. In so many words, she predicted that Trump would replace Biden before the inauguration last January. As I listened to her rant last December, I wondered what was going through her peroxided big hair. She way cray-cray in my book, Baba Jerry. Just my two cents.

Who knows, maybe the person out of power will be Kamala Harris – and that might put Pelosi as VP. Pure speculation on my part.

I am feeling considerable relief from the full blood moon last week. I underwent abdominal surgery on May 21st and the past week of recovery was quite challenging. Never have I been more acutely aware of how just how essentially “core” the abdominal muscles figure into functions like clearing one’s throat or sneezing. I nearly passed out a few times when I coughed. Thanks be to God for deep sleep and a lot of naps and rest. I’m feeling about 80% back in the proverbial saddle.

Dear Will,

My, my. I was totally oblivious to her hardine Texas/Trumpian Republican connections. How funny. She seems sincere and convincing enough. Shows you how naive and gullible I am. I will have to be more discerning in the future. Thanks for the heads up. As you say, the transits coming up in late June/ early July are formidable regardless of her findings.

PS So sorry to hear about your physical condition and surgery. Are you expected to reach full recovery? Sending love and light to you dear fellow.

Will,
I concur with your take on Joni Patry. The transits she references do look strong, but I suspect the folks most “surprised” by whatever they bring will be Trump supporters. I suspect devastating, ironclad, conclusive evidence/proof will emerge of evil doings of Mr. DJT & Co. It might even be proof of “collusion” with the Russians, tantamount to treason.

Glad you are “back in the saddle.” May your healing continue. May you have glowing, feel good health.

I don’t usually read or take seriously much of anything from Fox News, or the NY Post. But this story is compelling and plausible. It remains to be seen whether the scientists referenced are correct in their conclusions.

Explosive study claims to prove Chinese scientists created COVID
British Professor Angus Dalgleish and Norwegian scientist Dr. Birger Sørensen wrote they’ve had primary evidence ‘of retro-engineering in China’
By Eileen AJ Connelly | New York Post

Excerpt:
“It was during their COVID-19 vaccine research that the pair came across “unique fingerprints” indicating the virus didn’t come from nature, they said.  The telltale clue: a rare finding in the COVID-carrying virus of a row of four amino acids, which give off a positive charge and bond to negative human cells.”

“The laws of physics mean that you cannot have four positively charged amino acids in a row,” Dalgleish told the Daily Mail. “The only way you can get this is if you artificially manufacture it.”

https://www-foxnews-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.foxnews.com/world/explosive-study-claims-to-prove-chinese-scientists-created-covid.amp?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQHKAFQArABIA%3D%3D#aoh=16223739210531&csi=1&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxnews.com%2Fworld%2Fexplosive-study-claims-to-prove-chinese-scientists-created-covid

Hi Will,

I looked through some of Joni Patry’s previous videos and articles, specifically regarding her thoughts on the recent 2020 US election, trying to determine whether Joni indeed has pronounced political leanings (pro Trump). I couldn’t find any. Is it possible you took exception to some past remarks and interpreted it as Republican and biased? Could you be specific? Let’s discuss this.

Along with other astrologers, she felt that the Mars/Uranus conjunction (6 Taurus) square Jupiter (7 Aquarius) embedded in the Jan 20, 2021 US Inauguration chart would be fraught with potential violence. She took it one step further in speculating that whichever administration would take office the occupants wouldn’t last long. Is that what you are referring to?

Here’s the video…….

Who Will Be the Next U.S. President?

Video: 28 min 21 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h98gn2eM0-8

It’s interesting to note, tr. Mars will form its first square to the Inaugural Jan 20th Mars/Uranus conj. on June 22nd augmenting the intense Jupiter station that is occurring at the same time.

Here’s one analysis on the Inauguration chart…….

Chart for the Inauguration of the US President, 01/20/2021 by Philip Young

…………Mars Conjunct Uranus in Taurus

The most powerful astrological event on the day of the inauguration was the conjunction of Mars, ruler of desire and action, and Uranus, ruler of revolution and the unexpected in the sign of Taurus, which represents traditions, foundations, and security. The swearing-in of the first female Vice-President is very much in line as an example of this energy manifesting in the real world. What it will mean for the country going forward will be most interesting to watch. The merging of Mars and Uranus will make this next presidency anything but conventional. Some greater stability than what we experienced in 2020 will unfold, but that bar for what is normal is pretty much off the scale. Even new stability will be “unstable” compared to 2019, before the virus arrived.

Continued……..

https://askastrology.com/presidential-inauguration-chart/

Jerry,

Jerry,

Her take on Inauguration Day. Listen closely also to her comments about how Donald Trump is here to ‘expose scandals and profound deception” in our government and how the media is manipulating and deceiving all of us.

Joni Patry December 2020 Prediction
Inauguration

https://youtu.be/_Fz6zkixDl0

https://youtu.be/Sgv_b956_yQ

Will,

Can you make it easier for me and pinpoint or mark the timings where those references appear? I made it through half of the first one, but need to turn in for the night. We will be waking up early and driving into town for our second vaccination.

If someone can contact Nancy would they please let her know Todd emailed and is in urgent need of assistance. I am dealing with a serious health crisis and I need my friends now.

Thanks-

-T

Will,

Ok. Finally had some time to view both videos. As far as I can determine, Joni’s attitude towards Trump is non political. She does refer to Trump’s North Node return conjunct Sun trine Jupiter in the Jan 20, 2021 Inaugural chart as an indication that Trump will be a formidable force to deal with in the coming weeks and months. His persona will serve as a catalyst in exposing corruption and other social maladies, but I wouldn’t interpret those remarks as being aligned with the far right or that she is a Trumpian sympathiser.

Todd,

Perhaps someone in the group can guide you in the right direction. Are you in need of medical attention?

Hi Todd
I’m in BC Canada but OMG want to help
Yikes transiting Moon is just past conjunction of Tr Saturn, both of which is oppose my natal Pluto in Leo

So reaching out to other members of the group altho this is a streetch …..

The opposition CAN be positive…. and in my chart it’s from the 5th (Aquarius) to the 11th (Pluto in Leo) – groups and collective plans and future plans

What do you say, Group?

Thinking of you Todd for the mere fact that you identify as being part of this group.

When I was young, before the age of twenty, I thought the oppositions were POSITIVE – one person reaching out to the other to know more….

Yes, and later I knew it meant Cooperation or Separation.

NOW I need it to be positive…. as I face these oppositions in real time.

We shall see……

PS: I’ve never liked Joni Patry 🙂

Umm How’s THAT for an opposition?

As a French Canadian ex-lover once said to me: “I’m only human” LOL! Hahaha

Todd,
(1) Do you need immediate medical attention?
(2) Where are you located?
Perhaps someone who follows this blog lives relatively near you, who might be able to help you. That is my hope.

Thank you Eliseo

The June Solar Eclipse at 19 Gemini falls exactly on Biden’s Inaugural North Node…what does that imply?

Frank,

Biden’s Inaugural chart’s North Node is at 17 Gemini – not quite exact, but close. On the other hand, Trump’s Sun-Moon axis, progressed Uranus and nodes are all being heavily impacted with this eclipse. Some major development pertaining to the Trump investigation?

I posted the following in early April. Perhaps it might interest you…….

About 18 years ago Astrology Weekly published an interesting analysis on the US Black Moon Lilith placement (19 ’35 Virgo). The main premise is that this sensitive degree when impacted by transits sometimes contributed to war. The astrologer cites a number of key examples in this study.

It had occurred to me that the June 10th, 2021 solar eclipse (19 ’47 Gemini) could be a major factor because because of its square to the US Black Moon Lillith. Here is the article…..

America’s Pretexts for War

“Most of the great results of history are brought about by discreditable means.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson – Considerations by the Way)

Disclaimer:

Judging history from an objective viewpoint is an impossible task. This article is a collection of astrological observations and historical considerations, from my limited perspective. No offense intended, whatsoever. Feel free to accept the ideas and conclusions presented herein or reject them.

The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

This article explores historical events related to USA wars using the astrology. The reason for doing this was the observation that the ways the USA is involved in wars is tightly correlated with the aspects of Mars in USA natal chart, that is, the square with the Black Moon Lilith and Neptune.

In particular, when it comes to finding war pretexts, Lilith’s natal position in US natal charts seems extremely sensitive to transits, progressions or solar arcs and stands for media manipulation, lies and different dirty tricks, such as inflicting self-damage and then blaming it on the enemy, as a way to wage war. Or, as Ralph Waldo Emerson has put it :”Most of the great results of history are brought about by discreditable means.”

US natal chart data used (Sibly chart): July 4, 1776, 5:10 pm LMT, Philadelphia PA

Continued…….

https://www.astrologyweekly.com/astrology-articles/war-pretexts.php

Thanks Jerry. I have 2 Biden Inaugural charts, the noon time which is the time cited by the US Constitution has the NN at 17 Gem. The actual time of Biden’s swearing in, 11:48, has the NN at 19 Gem. Both charts have the NN in the second House. I think the Eclipse on Trump’s NN may be another issue that may be separate from Biden’s inaugural chart because most of Trump’s legal problems (that we hear of) is not coming from the Justice Dept. Aside from those details do you know how a solar eclipse on a NN may be interpreted? I can’t find anything on it in my good gel searches. What you cite re: BML is very interesting and may be related to some of the lies by our government to support past wars: Vietnam and Iraq.

Frank,

Re: The Biden administration and its predecessor; Trump & Company.

I’m not so sure they are mutually exclusive of each other. Biden inherited a mess left over from the nefarious misdeeds of his predecessor. Whether desirable or not, they are inextricably entwined. Biden’s task is to move forward. The past has to be brought to light in order for the underlying issues to be resolved. In any case, regarding your relevant question concerning the eclipse on the North Node, I found this on the net…….

North Node Solar Eclipse:

The Moon is conjunct the North Node and therefore provides an opportunity for higher intuitive faculties to be integrated into the personality. This requires an adjustment to new circumstances or acceptance of current conditions. The Sun is “overpowered” by the Moon conjunct the North or South Node (in total eclipses) and reiterates the Moon’s instinctive powers of reaction and persuasion. The Moon absorbs the Sun’s power during this eclipse which accentuates issues that need to be examined: ego, dependency needs, selfishness, and emotional deprivation. A North Node Solar Eclipse focuses us on areas of our lives where we are compulsive, enchained to habits and rituals, and to somatic disorders which arise from stress.

http://starcats.com/reskit4.html

Frank,

A quick follow-up….. an equally interesting transit involving the North Node can be applied to Biden’s personal chart.

June 18th has transiting North Node (9 ’57 Gemini) conjunct Biden’s natal Saturn. Could we interpret that as his life’s purpose arriving at completion? It forms a close sesqui-quadrate to tr. Pluto (26 ’14 Capricorn) – an ending of sorts? Combine that with Jupiter’s simultaneous retrograde station right on Biden’s Uranus/ Ascendant degrees, this could suggest dramatic events occurring mid to late June concerning Biden’s health or political position.

Eliseo, Will, et al.
I have been following the matter closely and am concerned that when Trump is arrested (July?), and while the uprising is being dealt with, that Texas may try to secede and welcome Russia to its new nation. This would, of course, give them a home within the USA itself. Wondering what are your thoughts on the matter.

Jerry, thank you so much for your fabulous sleuthing and for noting Biden’s transit of Saturn on his NN. I think the 2 transits; to his Saturn and to the solar eclipse to his NN point in the same direction. I wonder if it points to the filibuster as blocking his agenda combined with all the voter suppression or if it suggests a health issue?? If its about the filibuster I do think there is a good chance Manchin will budge on this given the transits to his Saturn-Pluto conjunction which will be under great stress again in January. I wonder if Kamala Harris’ chart points to something paralleling Biden’s transits this month?

Being torn apart by cancer. Go to https://twitter.com/PapaLovesKitty and look on my profile if you want to help. To answer an earlier thought I have been a part of this group a long long time. Thanks,

-T

Hi Frank.

You asked “I wonder if Kamala Harris’ chart points to something paralleling Biden’s transits this month?”

Yes. I mentioned it a few days ago. The June 20th Jupiter station is right on her mid heaven (2 ’24 Pisces) in trine to her natal Mercury (1 ’27 Scorpio).

For some time now I’ve’ been pondering the approaching June 5th Mars-Pluto opposition (26 ’27 Cancer-Capricorn) as it appears to be activating Trump’s natal Venus (25 ’44 Cancer – money matters?), Biden’s natal Jupiter (25 ’08 Cancer) and Ivanka Trump’s Nodes (25 ’47 Cancer-Capricorn). Would that suggest an Ivanka Trump indictment? So I googled it and came up with Jessica Adams blog, a noted psychic astrologer. Here’s what she has to say (written two years ago). . . .

Trump Family Crisis April-June 2021

So where is this all going to end up for the Republicans? Is this the end for the GOP? What you read – here – on March 27th, 2019:

“Between April and June 2021, the Democrats and Republicans will be at a critical crossroads which affects every American voter and between June 4th and 8th the nation has a serious choice to make.”

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

Predicted almost two years ago here:

“It seems very likely that June 4th to 8th, 2021. is about the Trump children – Ivanka, her husband Jared Kushner, young Barron Trump…..”

She attributes her assessments to a totally different factor than the one I arrived at. She writes:

“The transiting North Node is at 11 Gemini. The transiting South Node is at 11 Sagittarius. Saturn is at 11 Aquarius. Uranus is at 11 Taurus. Chiron is at 11 Aries. Watch Ceres move across 10 and 11 degrees June 4th-8th 2021. What takes place in April-June 2021 nods to the January 31st 2018 (* Lunar Eclipse – 11 ’37 Leo).”

Extracted from Psychic Predictions – Trump 2021 by Jessica Adams

https://www.jessicaadams.com/2021/01/12/psychic-predictions-trump-2021/?v=c86ee0d9d7ed

Here’s another read by Jude Cowell of Stars Over Washington

June 5, 2021: Mars and Pluto in an Opposition of Power/ A ‘Full Moon’ phase for the Mars-Pluto Cycle

May 24, 2021 Monday: Previously we looked at a DC Horoscope of the May 26, 2021 Lunar Eclipse @5Sag25 (chart shown) and noted the soon-coming Mars-Pluto opposition – exact on June 5, 2021 (26Can27/26Cap27). Obviously, with transit Pluto within orb of US natal Pluto (27Cap33, in 1776 2nd house of our Sag rising charts = National Treasury, Values including Currency, and Possessions), this simultaneously spotlights a Mars opposition to US natal Pluto and this indicates potentials for: a contest of wills, attempts at manipulation, confronting hostile forces, interference in or disruption of the status quo, and/or efforts to gain control. However, Mars in Cancer can be moody, angry, impulsive, and exhibit a lack of perseverance so that sustained follow-through may be difficult. And as you know, the sign of Cancer is tribal, nationalistic, and patriotic but the patriotism may be only superficial.

Yet during periods influenced by Mars-Pluto, emotions run high, brutality remains a method intended to spark fear among the populace, issues of rape may be addressed, concerns over militarism are on the table, plus, forceful seizures and unscrupulous procedures continue to be used.

Continued. . . . .

https://www.starsoverwashington.com/2021/05/june-5-2021-mars-and-pluto-in.html?m=1&fbclid=IwAR1L4kBtr1yItOKIm0O69qpJIUI8fq3zWkHEha1tti8v_UCwgLOvUY8Cegg

Thank you Jerry, this all reminds me to take deep breaths! I think it was you who posted something from Denise Siegel sometime back. I’ve been tuning in to her work since, I like her and if it was you who posted her, thanks. Here’s her latest on Biden and China and she touches on the Saturn transit to Biden’s North Node that you mentioned:
https://youtu.be/NfrVvMOwtXo

The delusion persists. The scam continues.
Trump is telling supporters he’ll be reinstated as president in August.
https://news.google.com/articles/CAIiEKzXnmC9TbRTBJZC7wtgbmQqLggEKiUIACIbd3d3LmJ1c2luZXNzaW5zaWRlci5jb20vc2FpKgQICjAMMJzw5wE?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen

Jerry,

I’ve watched quite a few of Patry’s monthly youtube casts. Without going too far this.rabbit hole, It remains my impression that although her knowledge of Sideral Astrology is formidable, she has made several overtures to Trump’s astrology chart over the years which impressed upon me that she was a Trumpista.
I could be wrong but I don’t also do t have the time nor the inclination to split hairs on this. She is certainly entitled to her posture. I also believe that sidereal astrology squares much better with ancient Asian cultures but often misses the mark when interpreting America’s chart and progressions.
Thank you for the trove of other enlightening pasts.

TODD – I am holding you in the Light and keeping you in my prayers, and will donate to your Go Fund Me. I feel for you for what you’ve had to go through.

I read an amazing book this year about an M.D. who healed their cancer through a macrobiotic lifestyle https://www.amazon.com/Recalled-Life-Anthony-J-Sattilaro/dp/038065573X

I can send you a copy.

Keep the faith ((( Todd )))

Thank you Sharon! If you could let some of the members that might remember know, or share my link that would be great too. I am tired. I am spending my remaining time in my career (life?) launching my newsletter to try to make a positive difference and leave something for my wife, who is not healthy herself.

HI Will,

I know. The combination of Joni’s elaborate coiffed hair, heavy make up and distinct verbal delivery makes one wonder. She states that she is an intuitive. I have no reason to disbelieve her. I think it is safe not to take one source as THE definitive statement on any given matter. Often in these cases, I find it is better to suspend judgment and keep an open mind. At least that is my take on Joni Patry.

Todd,

Sharon offered an excellent resource. Our thoughts are with you. If you would like to tackle this from a spiritual angle, I find Byron Katie’s The Work most helpful. It encompasses every area of ones life including life threatening illnesses such as cancer. . . .

Cancer The Unimaginable—The Work of Byron Katie

Video 6 min 5 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsKVIcwQK3o

wyndancer,
I grew up in Texas. Perhaps you did as well? Do you live there now?

Whether you live in Texas or not, I understand your concern. But I don’t think the scenario you’ve envisioned will unfold as you suggest. It is true some Texans regret ever having joined the US and/or having been defeated in the Civil War…but they are a very, very tiny, albeit sometimes loud minority. Most Texans regard them as NUTS.

Speaking of kooks and nuts, no matter how crazy Gov. Abbott, or his even crazier lieutenant governor, or the legislature get, no matter what they say in public, or how loudly they say it, secession is really not a viable or plausible option. Their pointed little heads, and misshapen hearts may lead them there, but if they actually go that route, they might as well hang up their political spurs.

Colleagues in the business department of Texas A&M U. inform me the Texas business community as a whole pretty universally regards the notion of secession as both crazy and inimical to their bottom line. Although conservative, they do not favor politicians who would endanger their profits or otherwise institute policies they believe bad for business. Nor is the Texas business community pleased with the governor and legislature’s efforts to curb voting rights, another project they see as bad for business. Texas Republicans are “cruisin’ for a brusin'” risking defunding of their campaigns for the next election cycle.

IMO, and in the opinion of many others, the craziest, most immediate and most dangerous problem we face from the Texas legislature is their new gun law, permitting all adult citizens, be they blind, deaf, stupid, crazy, or ideologically addled, to walk about the public streets of Texas plainly carrying whichever long firearm they choose, also with whatever pistol or revolver they might strap to their hip outside their pants.

You might be surprised to learn, that although not monolithic, most gun owners in Texas are not pleased with this particular legislative development. Most concur the former system which required actual, serious training, plus a background check to earn a photo ID license for concealed carry was far better. They really don’t want untrained folks walking about armed willy nilly.

So why might the governor and the R. (Trumphead) legislature be so enthusiastic to pass a law which most Texas gun owners are against? Well,…..consider this. Austin, the capital, has long been the San Francisco of Texas. Although they might be wearing cowboy hats and boots, it is nevertheless a cultural oasis, a bastion of intellectuals, various counter culture radicals, bare breasted mothers brazenly nursing their newborns, and skinnydippin’ hippies down at the lake.

Speculation is, maybe the predominantly southern baptist legislature and the governor might be a tad intimidated. Should a massive protest of their policies manifest, they might feel the need to do as Mr. Trump did last Jan. 6th. They might want to rally a large number of their confederates, this time LEGALLY ARMED to overwhelm any opposition in the capital, or anywhere else necessary in the state.

So,…IMO, secession itself is unlikely. But the transgressive shenanigans of the governor and legislature may nevertheless result in serious oppression and fascistic misbehavior.

There are two charts used for Texas. One is the chart for the establishment of the Texas Republic. The other is for admission as a US state. Have you examined either of these?

All the best to you. If you reside in Texas, try not to worry so much, but do all necessary to be prepared. The worst that we imagine may or may not come into being.

Eliseo, wyndancer;

Looking at the problem in its larger context, there is reason to be concerned. . . . . . .

MAGA World Still Thinks Trump Will Be Reinstated As President (in August)

Video: 4 min 22 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T9gB5aR8e0

We are nearing the second Saturn – Uranus square in mid June. As Rick Levine likes to call it – ACT TWO (Act One triggered the Jan 6th insurrection). . . .

June 2021 Forecast w/ Astrologer Rick Levine

Video: 1 hour 26 min 29 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2ObbCgitDQ

PS Although later retracted, the following violent sentiments are gaining traction in the extreme right factions of the Republican Party. . . .

At Pro-Trump Conference, Michael Flynn Calls for Military Coup Against U.S.

Democracy Now
June 1, 2021

Ex-President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, called Sunday for a military coup d’état to overthrow the U.S. government — similar to the February coup in Burma that killed hundreds of people. Flynn is a former Army general who was pardoned by Trump for lying to the FBI. He was speaking at a weekend conference in Dallas convened by QAnon conspiracy theorists and other Trump supporters.

Continued. . . . .

https://www.democracynow.org/2021/6/1/headlines/at_pro_trump_conference_michael_flynn_calls_for_military_coup_against_us_government

Jerry,
I very much agree we have serious reason to be concerned. The fact many in the MAGA world believes DJT will be reinstated as president in August indicates a coup is in the planning to precede sometime shortly BEFORE August.

That Michael Flynn, called for a military coup d’état to overthrow our government does not surprise me. It is my understanding his pardon does not cover future actions, only those of the past. Publically calling for a coup is itself illegal. The man needs to be arrested.

I have friends in Texas, all Dem moderates and progressives, many of whom are armed , and have concealed carry permits. They are preparing for the worst.

Eliseo, Jerry–Thank you. I feel somewhat better but still quite concerned, as are we all. Eliseo, I am Pennsylvania born and bred; spent 76 years in mid-Atlantic and New England states, was transplanted to Indiana 3 years ago. Been fighting for equal rights for all since the 60s–and still am, but limited by injury now.
As a student of Humanity, I remain in the fight. Behaviors now are so primal and unthinking, that it it hard to understand the wheels within wheels. The thoughtful comments here are grounding and helpful, and I thank you. (I was formerly known as emma.)

Eliseo
Thank you for the in-depth info on Texas. I have long believed that Texas would be unable to survive independent of the rest of the US, particularly economically. I do not really understand the puzzling mental workings of the “Texan”. Some I have met seemed delightfully normal; others were definitely “different”. (I am trying not to say offensive things in my ignorance.) So, hearing your information is most helpful.

wyndancer/emma,
Don’t I have your email address? If so, I will send you a personal message in the next few days. I recall you worked in the past with brain damaged patients. Is that correct? Do I have you placed in my mind correctly? Or am I confused?

“Been fighting for equal rights for all since the 60s–and still am, but limited by injury now.”

Yeah, me too. My first physical injuries were from the 60’s as a young and naive adolescent engaged in the civil rights movement. Silly me. I had no idea I would be seen as a “race traitor,” or accused of being a communist, and much worse. More injuries through the years were accrued. When you become expert at de-escalating violent people, you get to do it again and again. Eventuality, you will get hurt.

Hopefully in Indiana you will be safe, certainly safer than many in Texas. But there are Trumpheads everywhere who might cause trouble. They are present even here in very blue WA state. Although the area where I live is overwhelmingly true blue, a family of Trumpheads resides across the street. They have a pick up truck with a Jesus decal on the left side of the back window, and another decal on the opposite side of a gun pointed at you. Go figure.

Like yourself, I am pretty concerned with what is happening in Texas. My brother died of the dread virus, infected by Trumpheads who were purposefully flaunting the health guidelines. I have relatives and friends in San Antonio, and SE Texas, all Dems. Will they be safe when and if a Trumpborn political frenzy ensues?

No way of knowing until we get there, but I have very little doubt, probably like before on Jan. 6th, on his command, the Trumpheads will again insurrect. We don’t know precise locations, or times, or how extensive will be their efforts, but my guess is the National Guard will be busy in multiple locations.

wyndancer: I think I HAVE read you as emma. I like that you have been fighting for equal rights for all since the 60s. And you describe yourself as a student of Humanity. I can relate.

I can see and feel also the elitists of Americans as I married into a privileged family in Arizona. It was a confusing time for me, my 20’s and early 30’s, as I came from Canada and then was surrounded by passionate Republicans.

I was the only one who wanted George McGovern, except that I couldn’t vote. So that’s where I came from.

Life moved on, and I had plenty of experiences, and understood more and more the importance of equality and democracy.

I appreciate this blog, and the intelligence brought by the bloggers. You say that you are trying not to say offensive things in your ignorance. I understand that to be out of respect for the tenor or the culture of this blog.

I too appreciate the civility of the people on this blog. However, I do take short cuts in expressing myself and indulge in directness. I think it is refreshing. On this blog I think we are all among friends.

There are a number of astrologers who often refer to the US Constitution chart (Sept 17, 1787) for a sense of direction the US is taking. Since the very foundations of our system of laws and government is being systematically undermined and challenged, with cries of election fraud and the expressed desire from the extreme right to overthrow the government, I thought it would be useful to look at this chart.

At first glance what is most striking is that natal Pluto stands at 14 ’12 Aquarius. This will be in the cross hairs of the approaching Saturn- Uranus square. In fact tr. Uranus actually hits an exact square to the US Constitution Pluto in mid July. That can only suggest one thing. With the Mars t square to Saturn and Uranus in early July we can expect a mighty storm in the halls of American politics in the weeks to come.

Here’s one article that analyses the US Constitution chart in relation to current events…….

Can the US Constitution Handle Today’s Problems?

Someone Has a Ready-Made Answer to This Disturbing Question

by Jude Cowell/ Stars Over Washington

In an article first published in The Nation, the US Constitution is deemed “incapable” of meeting the crises we now face. In American Democracy Was Never Supposed To Work we can read about Founding Fathers purposefully kneecapping democracy in order to protect wealthy plutocrats such as themselves, an idea heard often enough in recent years. It’s a plan that continues to work against the common good to this day. Even so, amending the Constitution is a scary thought for who can be trusted to tinker once again under its venerable hood?

Meanwhile, we know that weaknesses in our political system make it necessary to institute more corrective measures than just removing a kicking-and-screaming Trump from the White House. However, certain operatives and saboteurs in and against the US have for years worked to undermine We The People’s trust in government to such an extent that the Biden administration must find ways to regain such trust. No one thinks it will be easy. Everyone knows it’s an imperative.

So now that years of undermining America have brought us to this chaotic pass, with a Constitution few have faith in and some are disloyal to, the Hegelian Dialectic scam – create a problem so you can offer the solution you were determined to implement all along – seems ready to be further foisted upon us as Americans are marched into a ‘New Order’ – well-timed by the Great Conjunction-Mutation of Jupiter and Saturn at Winter Solstice 2020, a ‘new order’ of major reforms and restrictions that the world is supposed to clamor for because nation-states can’t handle such massive problems. However, it’s the path to global authoritarianism so don’t look too closely!

And so for your consideration, or re-consideration, here is the Horoscope of the US Constitution from a previous post (which is why the chart doesn’t have the most current transits around it) and as you see, the current Capricorn heavyweights, plus, Saturn now moved into Aquarius as of December 17, 2020 (and Jupiter about to do so) are all in the behind-the-scenes 12th house of karma, self-undoing, and secret enemies. And Large Institutions such as the US Congress:

Continued……..

https://www.starsoverwashington.com/2020/12/can-us-constitution-handle-todays.html

Constitutional reforms? Yes.

While Pluto is in Capricorn? Unlikely, and not even desirable.

It’s more and more evident that our Pluto Return involves the fascist-corporatist elites who have been hell-bent on exerting dominion over all in service to their own wealth and authority since the country’s early days.

Part and parcel to them and their efforts are the masses of people who would rather flagellate themselves than see themselves on equal footing with blacks and other nonwhite racial and ethnic minorities.

Trump is an avatar for the id of both groups. The perfect, ugly intersection and personification of so much raw unbridled greed, ignorance, hatred and self-destructiveness.

We’ve got to deal with all of this, and maybe that means the US going into a full on breakdown in order to reckon with it. I don’t believe we are necessarily in for another civil war in 1860s fashion, but we are increasingly in for a showdown it looks like that will nonetheless shake this country to its roots. Perhaps what comes after will be a time of reconstruction and renewal, but we’re not there quite yet. Probably not even close.

BuckeyeShadow,
I truly admire and respect the clarity and quality of your thought, and the way you express it. Your postings from May 27 & of today, June 2, are quite noteworthy.

Your thoughts as expressed in each paragraph, are structured very effectively as components of a well done holistic puzzle.

If I may, I suggest a slight modification of your insightful sentence, “Trump is an avatar for the id of both groups.”
Avatar of the Id: The Trump Years, would be a great title for a biography, or a history of the time we now inhabit.

Todd,

I send you strength, energy and hope. There is nothing worse than feeling sick and tired and lousy. I hope you have healthcare. If you don’t and you are diagnosed with a life-threatening, cancer, your county must provide you with Medicaid and Medicare. I hope you and your partner will find ever-deeper levels of connection, empathy and mutual support

Jerry,

I don’t care how much peroxide and mascara Joni Petry uses – not offensive to me at all. Its her rhetoric and her ‘”intentions” that I hear and feel Not a Joni hater at all. I think her family has owned and operated a French restaurant in her part of Texas.

Jerry, thank you so very much for your amazing sleuthing and resource-sharing. I always learn something new from you.

I have no words for the Big Lie Rethug Perpetrators. The Texan and Floridian governors have gone to the dark side.

Emma, glad to see your posts. I fucking swear and use foul verse often. I find those taboo words hit the right pitch so often.

Summer is soon upon us and with it, heat. It will no-doubt be a long, hot summer. I wish I had the legal mind needed to perhaps understand the slow grind of the courts. It seems damn near impossible that L’ Enfant Terrible and his minions are not behind bars. I’ve long suspected that Donald and Ivanka got very close with the Russian mob in New York. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Awful Man sells highly-privileged top secret information to Russian operatives. Flynn is an abomination. If the slow pace of the courts promises us indictments and guilty verdicts, I will remain as goddamn fucking patient as I can be.

Will,
“I wouldn’t be surprised if the Awful Man sells highly-privileged top secret information to Russian operatives.”
Yep! My suspicion as well.

BuckeyeShadow,
Addendum:
Maybe better yet,
American Avatar of the Id: The Trump Years.
Still sounds like a biography or history.  

Will,

Yes. Thanks. We all benefit in the exchange. I learn equally as much.

So………. you use colorful language when appropriate. I can only imagine what expletives spewed out of your mouth election night 2016 when Trump seemingly came out of nowhere and snatched the election.

Relive the Trump’s Stunning Win In Under 2 Minutes

Video: 1 min 42 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mYVi7WHyiU

Oh gosh, but I have missed you all! I had to take a time away because of “political stress”. I followed information but had to stay away from any discussion.

Eliseo, yes, I am she. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Jerry, Sunstars, Will– thanks for your comments. I am not reluctant to use some colorful language, but I have a 4-planet + sun (including a retrograde Merc) stellium in 6th house Libra with Aries rising and a Scorpio moon. My first verbal reaction is that moon and Mercury makes things hard; I have to be careful how I speak lol.

Indiana is a red state. I am in the NW which has a bit of blue. Just learned that this area was heavy KKK in the past and much of the feeling remains. I had a black med tech tell me that she wished there were more people with my POV. (There must be, but I can see why she has not met them.) My son cautioned me, during the move, never to mention politics here, so I do not.

Will, You are so right; when there is enough pain and frustration and fatigue, only blue words will help to release it! My vocabulary is not large, but the heartfelt expression does the work, no?

A little humor thrown in on the potential misfortunes of a former president. . . . . .

Trump’s June 2021 Is Looking Pretty Grim

Video: 4 min 2 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls3loVfuIGA

More From Astrology Alert

Trump Set me Off Today…..

Video: 2 min 55 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGyclVxL5zo
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Kevin McCarthy in May 2021 Eclipse

Video: 3 min 17 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms8Ncg_1jrc

By the end of this month the DOD is required to submit an unclassified report to the US senate on unidentified aerial phenomena. (UFO’s) For a while now the pentagon (and former president Obama) have admitted such objects exist, but they cannot explain them and are puzzled as to what they are. They show up on navy and air force radar, infrared cameras, and optical cameras.

Presuming the report is delivered on time, I suspect this is part of the surprise information to come out portended in our astrology.

Floridian Paul Hodgkins will probably be the first Jan. 6th insurrectionist to be sentenced for his crime. His sentencing is scheduled for mid-July. Expectation is the other cases will follow the the patterned lead of the Hodgkin case.

Again, another looming event consistent with what we see astrologically.

https://amp-cnn-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/06/03/politics/capitol-riot-plea-deals/index.html?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQHKAFQArABIA%3D%3D#aoh=16227234493020&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2021%2F06%2F03%2Fpolitics%2Fcapitol-riot-plea-deals%2Findex.html

A ray of inspiration – from Texas. If you wish, you can skip the intros and start at 4:30

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrfe27VDuRA&t=2s

I JUST finished watching Brian Williams of last night
(6/2/21) this morning (6/3/21).

I wz gonna write in this box
PAXTON SMITH PAXTON SMITH PAXTON SMITH !!!!!!

Because words failed me. Then I realize I had to write some context to respect the readers of the blog.

Pondering this, I saw the silcominc addition of
June 3 2021 at 1:37 pm for Paxton Smith.

PAXTON SMITH IS me! I AM her!

How many more of us are out there?!

I would love to tell you my story but I am constrained by …. what is conventional, what is acceptable here and now in this public forum.

sunstars,
I would very much like to hear your story. There may be others here who share my feeling about the matter. However, If you feel it would be inappropriate for the blog, I understand that. Later today I will email Nancy authorizing her to share my email address with you. I don’t publish that in a public forum.

Eliseo
🙂 Ok

TRUMP’S BATTLE FOR POWER/ Psychic Astrology Readimg

Video: 10 min 16 sec

https://youtu.be/xYCOfclc57E

Hi !

Joni & Trump?

iirc: It was Jerry’s first video he posted of Joni where she said they’d be “election fraud.

This was before the 2020 election, that tells me that she had her ear to Trump’s mouth.

This video on Trump is from Feb 2020 and @ 18:00 mins she begins gearing up to giving Trump a bigly pass on being not even partially responsible for the hate and division happening in the US.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mFmrf5eq0Y

It’s our fault and not his, and only when we change can he as the leader change, and this applies to leaders around the world.
WTF?

She also told Tomi Lahren when she was still with Glen Becks “The Blaze” that Trump is one of the best presidents we ever had.

I saw the very short interview awhile back and I don’t know if it was just a snip
.
To me giving Tomi Lahren even the time of day speaks volumes.

Was she trying to wiggle her way to Fox and get Trump’s attention and be sneaked into the WH or Mar-a Largo as his personal astrologer? LOL!

imo: She’s a self-serving astrologer who jumped/jumps through astrological hoops trying to hide her support for Trump by making him the victim while holding the US ‘s chart and the populous responsible for what she actually called “Civil War”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mFmrf5eq0Y

It’s a 21 min video and if anyone listens I would love their input, especially because I am not an astrologer and just going with my personal take on her.

Joni Patry with Lahren on “The Blaze”
Jan.2017

Trump “auspicious”

https://www.theblaze.com/video/astrologer-joni-patry-vedic-makes-2017-predictions

Correction:

Patry said that based on the astrology she sees Trump as being one of the best presidents we ever had.

Not as I wrote that “he is one of the best president we ever had.

The interview was before the 2017 Inauguration.

Hi Izzy,

Glad that you noted the difference. I was going to bring that to your attention, but then happened to notice your correction (posted 8:54 am). I think we are on the same page. Joni has pointed out this curious, interesting phenomenon over the years;’ stating that Trump and the US charts are so uniquely aligned in certain respects that karmically he is what is required at this point in time. I don’t fault her for making that observation.

President Joe Biden is scheduled to travel abroad in mid June. Although security arrangements for an American President are always at their highest level of alert during periods of foreign travel due to the exposure to foreign and unknown threats, there is always that additional risk.

President Biden is expected to attend the 47th G7 summit in Cornwall, England June 11-13. Biden will also meet with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle. From June 14 -15 President Biden is scheduled to attend the 31st NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium. He will also participate in the U.S.–EU summit. Finally, Biden will attend a summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the 16th in Geneva, Switzerland before returning back to Washington.

I realize this is a bit controversial, but the thought comes up every so often. To what lengths would Trump’s fanatical supporters go to fulfill their “righteous” agenda in re-instating their sacred leader back into the White House? The June 14th Mars-Neptune quincunx is of special note here with Neptune in simultaneous square to Biden’s natal Uranus. Factor in the exact Saturn-Uranus square (13 ’07 Aquarius-Taurus) on the same day in t square to Biden’s natal Mars (12 ’35 Scorpio) and there is every reason to be concerned.

Do Trump supporters interpret everything Trump says literally? The prospect of having Kamala Harris (a black woman) in control of the White House in the event of some untoward incident, the very scenario Trump had warned his followers about in a Trump rally last year (see article below); might prove to be too much of a concept for Trump supporters to handle. In astrocartography, Biden’s Saturn line runs right through Brussels. The June 1968 shooting of Democratic presidential candidate Bobby Kennedy comes to mind. In Kennedy’s case, there was a nearly exact Mars-Pluto square (19 ’11 Gemini – 20 ’10 Virgo) at the time of the shooting impacting RFK’s natal Mercury (19 ’49 Sag) Uranus (21 ’36 Pisces) degrees. Incidentally, they both share the same birthday – November 20th………..

Trump Draws Outrage After Joking About What Will Happen After ‘Joe Is Shot’ 3 Weeks Into Office

Second Nexus
October 28, 2020

During the 2016 campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump drew outrage for suggesting that the “Second Amendment people” could do something if then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton won that cycle’s presidential election.

Many saw it as a veiled call for his supporters to unleash violence on the former Secretary of State.

Four years later, Trump is drawing similar outrage for his questionable word choice regarding 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at a rally in Michigan.

Trump was repeating the campaign’s oft-deployed talking point that Biden’s candidacy is really a plot to get his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), installed as President.

Trump suggested that Biden would be “shot” within three weeks of taking office, setting the stage for Harris, whom Trump falsely claims is the most liberal person in the United States Senate.

https://secondnexus.com/donald-trump-joe-biden-shot

Why Astrologers Are Calling The Saturn-Uranus Square The Defining Aspect Of 2021 by Elizabeth Gulino

We’re not even through the first quarter of 2021, but we’re already about to experience a life-altering planetary aspect: On February 17, a square will form between Saturn and Uranus, an event that happens only once every 22 years. Astrological “squares” are known for creating tension between two points — and with this one involving Saturn, the Planet of Rules and Boundaries, and Uranus, the Planet of Freedom and Rebellion, you can bet that things are about to get pretty intense.

Continued……..

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/02/10313765/saturn-square-uranus-february-2021-meaning-effects

Thank you Izzy for posting your opinion about Joni Patry. I have seen what you have seen about this particular astrologer.

To repeat what I have posted earlier: I have never liked Joni Patry. That is a bold statement, yes. It is easy to be bold when you, Izzy have had the backup of the facts at the time you posted – I just couldn’t draw them up at the moment I responded but would have been prepared for research of specificities if challenged…. 🙂

So what might be the astrological signature for militant stupidity? This one is certainly beyond my level of understanding. Might this be the political equivalent of “Oh, yeah! Well, your mother wears army shoes!” Or perhaps merely old fashioned red neck racism?
Anyone have a clue on this?

North Carolina county bans Coke machines over company’s criticism of Georgia voting law

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/556841-north-carolina-county-bans-coca-cola-machines-over-companys-criticism-of?amp

Izzy,

“Was she trying to wiggle her way to Fox and get Trump’s attention and be sneaked into the WH or Mar-a Largo as his personal astrologer? LOL!

A very clever insight!

imo: She’s a self-serving astrologer who jumped/jumps through astrological hoops trying to hide her support for Trump by making him the victim while holding the US ‘s chart and the populous responsible for what she actually called “Civil War”.

Yeah, she’s way over the rainbow with that comment.

On a meta-karmic level, I also believe that Trump is an outward projection of the U.S. collective shadow. For almost half of America’s voters to double-down and try to re-elect this abomination speaks to a very deep malignant metastatic lesion that continues to ravage the soul of this nation.

Our democracy remains in great peril until we can snap the very spine of the GOP.

So my newsletter is active. I don’t know how much longer I can stave off cancer, but it is my best effort to leave something to my family. I invite you to sign up for it, it is a great deal, and there will be random fun and giveaways as well!

https://theclawnews.com/

Eliseo:

Hahahahaha! I really DID laugh out loud!

Todd:

(((((HUG!))))) 🙂

Sunstars, I second that…and will subscribe to Todd’s newsletter. Apparently Todd’S writing has been published on Daily Kos.

Meanwhile, sadly, it’s only June 4 & it’s starting…I certainly don’t want a repeat of last summer because 1) rioting & looting is destructive and 2) it hurts the Dems (uranus saturn square?)

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/04/us/minneapolis-police-shooting-suspect/index.html

The mental winds are shifting!
Two recent events are of note.
(1) Misbehaving muons!
RE: The muon g-2 experiment.
“In a landmark experiment, scientists have found fresh evidence that a subatomic particle is disobeying one of science’s most watertight theories, the Standard Model of particle physics. The gap between the model’s predictions and the particle’s newly measured behavior hints that the universe may contain unseen particles and forces beyond our current grasp.”

https://api-nationalgeographic-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/api.nationalgeographic.com/distribution/public/amp/science/article/ultra-precise-experiment-finds-hints-of-unseen-particles-in-the-universe?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQHKAFQArABIA%3D%3D#aoh=16228441809926&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s

(2) I suppose we’ve all heard about the US government’s sudden transparency, conceding the reality of unidentified aerial phenomena. Puzzlement remains as to what the objects are, but it is an extraordinary step
for the government to admit their existence.

From my perspective, these are very pregnant developments, and probably
a harbinger of things to come. I believe it was Leonard Cohen who wrote, “there’s a crack in the world, that’s where the light gets in.”

Scientism is the science equivlent of dogmatic fundamentlism. Self-referentially incoherent, and extraordinarily pervasive culturally and intellectually, it has become the default epistemology of most thinking people. It is at base the view that the hard sciences, like chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, etc. provide the only genuine knowledge of reality. Ironically, scientism is not only bad philosophy, it is bad science as well! And of course, when scientists express their hostility, often quite intensely, saying astrology is fallacious fantasy, harmful, etc. they are engaging in fundamentalist scientism, not science.

I suggest Uranus is shaking the foundations of the standard scientific edifice. In so doing I suspect we are entering an era in which more minds will open, that the arcane, esoteric disciplines, astrology and others will gain more acceptance through these cycles.

The saying, “Abscence of evidence is not evidence of abscence” pertains to astrology in the context of our ignorance of any possible causal relationship between events and celestial phenomena. Particularly in light of current research on the poorly understood relationship between consciousness and magnetism, and the rethinking of the “standrd model,” I think we may in the next few years develop deeper understanding of many things we now misnomer as “supernatural,” and perhaps even discover how and why astrology works.

I believe light has begun to pour forth through the crack in the world of science. I am going to enjoy watching this process. So may we all.

Todd,
May Divine Light fill you, envelop and surround you, protect and defend you, and guide you through your journey of healing. May Divine Love saturate and permeate you, body, soul, and spirit. May you and your family prosper in good health, sharing the love that comes from the heart of the universe.
So mote it be! & Amein!

BREAKING: Trump Org Senior Official Set To Testify Before Grand Jury

Video: 6 min 55 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga0ECdclSl4

Top 5 Reasons Don McGahn’s Congressional Testimony about Trump’s Obstruction of Justice is Important

Video: 8 min 48 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_u-4SLsI_I

Todd, I send you and your family Love, light and healing. And I hold you in my heart.

Leonard Cohen: There is a crack, a crack in everything…That’s how the light gets in, that’s how the light gets in….

Sun Virgo
Moon Pisces
Asc Virgo with
Sun on the Asc. So a Leo like Ascendant

sunstars,
Thank You for the more correct quote.
Leonard Cohen is my favorite singer/songwriter. He influenced me greatly from the 1960’s unto today; so much so, that my poetry and songs are sometimes compared to his, and to those of Robert W. Service. I still love Tennyson and Gary Snyder, but in my youth read Leonard Cohen first.

I did not begrudge the 2016 Nobel Prize being awarded to Bob Dylan, but felt Leonard Cohen was far more deserving of the award.

Robert W. Service:

Sun Capricorn
Moon either Sagittarius or Capricorn
Venus Mercury in Capricorn

Read by my big brother the Capricorn
at my Mother’s memorial
The Cremation of Sam McGee

“Please close that door….Since I left Plumtree Down in Tennessee… It’s the first time I’ve been warm.”

Denise Siegel takes a look at the August 2021 aspects in light of Trump’s recent announcement that he would be re-instated as President in August….

Trump, August; Biden, Harris

Video: 46 min 19 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlibFB91Dvc

Quite frankly, I think the aspects are much more relevant from mid June to early July. If nothing significant occurs during Biden’s European visit in mid June, I suspect the President could be in danger on or around July 2nd. The July 2nd transits has Mars at 12 ’35 Leo forming a Grand Cross Fixed Square to Saturn (12 ’19 Aquarius) Uranus ((13 ’50 Taurus) and Biden’s natal Mars (12 ’35 Scorpio). Here’s Biden’s composite chart with the July 2nd transits…….

https://village.photos/images/user/80a4477b-df60-435d-b884-ac60d268982b/dcbd38b4-28e0-4099-a15a-aced393f5383.png

Jerry,
Whenever we perceive danger in the transits for a president, I think it might also be valuable to look at a chart for the Secret Service for that same time period. Do we have a chart for the Secret Service?

Eliseo,

Excellent idea. I consulted the Wikipedia on that and discovered a most extraordinary fact. . . . .

“……. On April 14, 1865, the day he was assassinated, Lincoln signed legislation that created the Secret Service. The Secret Service was later established on July 5, 1865 in Washington, D.C., to suppress counterfeit currency.”

So, the Lincoln assassination chart (the conception of the Secret Service) has Pluto at 12 ’20 Taurus) Refer to chart:

https://judecowell.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/lincoln-natal-assassination.jpg

Using the ephemeris, the July 5, 1865 chart that allegedly is the date of the establishment of the US Secret Service has Pluto at 13 ’57 Taurus. The July 2nd, 2021 date I had drawn up has Uranus within a few minutes orb of conjunction to the US Secret Service natal Pluto in harsh squares to tr. Mars, Saturn and Joe Biden’s n. Mars.

We may be tangentially way off on this one, but it is interesting. Good suggestion.

A fool’s errand: bipartisan compromise at a Pluto return.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/5/31/2032549/-Cartoon-The-return-of-the-sensible-liberal?detail=emaildkbow

I know she has some good aspects to the US chart, but I cannot see Harris running for the nomination in 2024. Has anyone else noticed how she has totally screwed up everything in her portfolio? She was tasked with getting HR 1 through and Manchin today said no way. She has failed to get the immigration situation under control and so far, she has not had any success with anything she was tasked with.

Ummm Seriously

These are huge problems that have long history.

She’s just one person even though she is vice president and it has been just a few months.

There are a lot of people and passions involved….

Picked this up from comments in the Washington Post:

You may contact Democratic Senator Joe Manchin at https://www.manchin.senate.gov/contact-joe/email-joe – select “Share Your Opinion on Legislation” and under Message Topic choose General / Other (or Civil Rights, or Constitution as these are all being destroyed by the Republicans).

Talking points to Joe:
= What is the purpose of placing yourself into this pivotal position?
= Where is the editorial in the Wall Street Journal / Fox News / other berating the block of Republicans for their non-partisan position? That is, why spend your time speaking to Democrats when it is the other party you need to be convincing? 
= Do you understand that your stance to not work with Democrats encourages Republicans?
= Where are these 10 theoretical Republicans Joe?
= Do you plan to run for re-election? Under which party, and why?

And this is what I sent to him:
Dear Senator, I believe you realize how much our nation’s voting integrity is under assault by Trump supporters who still believe the election was stolen from Trump. It was the integrity of just a few state Republicans and our then Vice President who secured the vote. Those few state Republicans have since been stripped of their power and in their place are Trump loyalists who will subvert the will of the people if the next vote doesn’t go their way. But you know this! I’m scared, as are millions of other Americans who see our democracy slowly collapsing under the assault of an authoritarian movement. Even IF Democrats put forth a voting rights bill that you favor, we still will not be able to get a 60 vote majority to pass it. We couldn’t even pass a bipartisan bill to investigate the assault on our nation’s capital! You literally have the power to save our democracy from authoritarian take over and you won’t. I truly despair for my country and for the consequences that will rain down on any of us who don’t kowtow to the Trumpian dystopia.

I want HR 1. Who doesn’t on this site? Manchin doesn’t want to see the forest for the trees. To my mind, this is a person who has become less intelligent with less integrity since he has felt the feel good vibes of being sought after.

At the moment Jupiter is oppose his Sun so he can be super indulgent if he wants to be.

And McConnell is a criminal pig of the highest order. He has stacked the deck against the people without limit or impunity these last many years. He is a traitor to the constitution and to the American people.

Yes, the system is rigged.

That is where Joe Biden and Kamala Harris come in.

So we need to support them, not tear them down.

The rich one percent have been corrupted….. too much money and too much power for them to handle.

We need, with all our might, to get back to equality and democracy. It can’t be done overnight but it can be done.

We need to recognize the psychopaths before we vote for them. That is a major thing.

Excuse me in advance:

Did you notice the people in the pictures out of Tulsa before the massacre in 1921? They were vibrant, bustling, stylish, active, and SLENDER.

Also the same in the days of John Lewis and Martin Luther King Jr. For whatever reason.

Now, with the corruption by the corporations that produce our food, we have very little nutrition and a lot of things that make us fat. Because of the greed and corruption of these corporations.

Betsy DeVos was just the latest in the long line of bad people devolving education in the United States.

And here we have people struggling with inequality who should not be struggling with inequality given the Constitution.

However, corruption is rampant.

I am White. I am also Canadian with 2 American children and a former husband who is an American Viet Nam Vet. I feel as American as I do as Canadian. I also feel Norwegian as my Mother is.

I also feel Guilty as Charged in a forum such as this for the fact of saying I am White.

Unless we all see what has happened in our history and do our level best to right it, we are not doing right by the very democracy/democracies that we love. This has fallen to me, and to you, in the moment – to set right. This is our job, our kharma, our destiny.

I know I am speaking to the right people ……

Andre:

Leonard Cohen: A Montreal boy.

OK. Not much action here. Must be Sunday.

Back in BC where I live of course there is the Kamloops Residential School which the whole of the Western world has heard of recently.

I live specifically on Vancouver Island where there is the St. Anne’s Residential School.

In January of 2006 I had the circumstance of a splendid French Canadian visiting me. He lived in Whitehorse Yukon. He was born in eastern Manitoba as a lot of French Canadians are. He stayed a week and as is my wont, I took him all over the Island.

When we happened upon St. Anne’s Academy, his face darkened, his shoulders hunched and his whole demeanor changed.

He said: “A lot of bad things happened here.” He repeated that in a couple of different ways before we left. He said he thought he could qualify for Metis status….

I have never forgotten that. We also explored the remains of a beautiful stone church nearby.

Soooo….. inequality.

Oop Not St. Anne’s Academy (which is in Victoria) But St. Anne’s Residential School

Frank,
Many Thanks for the info on how to contact Sen. Joe Manchin. I am contemplating what might be most persuasive to say to him. I’m honestly not sure what that might be. I need to give it thought before I write him. Thanks again!

Andre,
The cartoon addresses the very issue my brother frequently harped on before he got sick and died. If I’m reading the R’s right, mass arrests and serious, brutal violence are what’s coming if they retake power. If the supposedly “woke” liberal/progressive community doesn’t wake up and respond appropriately, this is where we are headed.

Sunstars,
Clearly you are right. McConnell and all the Trumphead R’s in congress really are “traitors to the constitution and to the American people,” but also to western civilization generally and the rule of law. As far as being “criminal pigs,” well, criminals yes, but I’m sure no pig in his right mind would want to be associated with folks so deeply mired in their own moral muck. I’m sure sus scrofa domesticus probably feels insulted, and would assert they are far cleaner than our quisling R’s.

But seriously, it seems so unfathomable we could come to this. The notion both sides have become extreme is a ludricrous, fallacious propaganda ploy used to convince liberals of unwarranted self-guilt, a tactic designed to weaken our resolve.

Hahaha!
Thank you about the pigs

But it’s true! The Dems should give up and be hardline. Everyone would understand.

TRUMP IN ISOLATION: Psychic Astrology Reading by Evon Davis

Video: 10 min 15 sec

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

June 10, 2021, Annular Solar Eclipse 19 degrees Gemini/ Chaos Coming In – USA Highlights Predictions

Spiritual Design Astrology by Bree

Before I begin let me say I am an extremely upbeat, positive person. I do encase myself with the white light of the Holy Spirit to protect me & guide me. Once I have completed a very difficult blog post, I then cleanse myself as well as my office. I do not relish stating what I see in Mundane astrology, (unless it’s positive) I keep to what the planets in motion are telling me. With that said, here is what the energies are bringing in.

Continued………

https://www.spiritualdesignastrology.com/june-10th-2021-solar-eclipse-gemini-chaos-coming-in-usa-highlights-predictions/

Sunstars,
I agree the Dems need to be more hardline, albeit carefully so. As a minimum, most of the R’s in Congress have violated their oath of office, their other arsonistic shenanigans notwithstanding.

I know Mr. Biden & the Dems don’t want our politics to look like what has obtained in other legislstive bodies serving under dictatorships, like when the head of state has opposition leaders arrested for treason, and summarily executed. (Remember Sadam Hussein?) But in our case, many R’s in Congress have certainly betrayed the US, though not having technically committed treason itself by the narrow definition in the Constitution. Under the Constitution, treason refers to activities during time of war. The Founders had no concept of “cold war.” But that’s where we are at, in the midst of a nationwide, internal cold civil war.

In the 1950’s, during our cold war with the Soviets, Julius & Ethel Rosenberg were convicted and executed NOT for treason, but for espionage, because technically and literally we were not at hot war with the Soviets.

Obvious to folks like us, a very large number of R’s have fallen deeply into a very peculiar, anti-American, anti-democratic, fascistic ethos. Personally, I’d like to see most of them arrested, but Dems are understandably reticent to take such action on the basis of ambiguous legality, and they are afraid it will be seen as politically motivated. (Evidently, the R’s no longer care about such niceties.)

Conversely, if we discover some of the congressional members escorted, or colluded or conspired with the Jan. 6th insurrectionists, we will have solid legal ground upon which to have them arrested and charged.

You said, “Everyone would understand.” Well, for sure, most everyone we know would understand; 98% of all Dems would understand. But most Trump R’s would not, and it should not surprise us if in delusional righteous indignation they would riot in their communities across the nation.

As unsavory as it is, the R’s would do us all a favor if a goodly number of state level legislators, + members of Congress, in concert with their radical Jan.6th style bretheren, were to clearly stage another coup attempt of some kind, an internal Pearl Harbor sort of event.

Unfortunately, I believe when and if they do so, they will likely be far better armed than on Jan. 6th, consequently with far more casualties. But maybe that’s what needs to happen, such that we all wake up to the necessity to crack down, to politically, legally, and militarily come down on these folks as hard as required to preserve our democratic republic.

Sunstars,
Addendum.
By Pearl Harbor event, I mean something violent, not arcane or abstruse legislative action which only attorneys and political scientists understand. In other words, something overt and obvious that the dumbest dullard on earth can recognize and say, “Hey, That’s Wrong!” I’m hoping they do something that clearly and obviously justifies the president declaring martial law in certain areas. As I’m sure certain governors, judges, and legislators would rebel, we could then arrest them.

In Texas the predominantly R legislature and governor are self-righteously involved in an enormous amount of anti-social, (should be unconstitutional if not already) legislative maneuvers. But it’s mostly all done in the hallowed halls of the state capitol building.

The Nazis in Germany passed all sorts of nefarious and racist laws to justify their later behaviors. That’s what Texas and several other states appear to be currently about.

I’m hoping they slip up. I’m hoping in arrogance and sublime stupidity they do something obviously and blatantly criminal, BEFORE they start enforcing the immoral laws they are passing. In so doing, they would justify the use of force against them, ensuring their political demise. In the civil rights era, both Eisenhower and JFK had to use national guard troops to enforce federal law against rebellious state governors. This would be similar but as they say, “on steriods.” I believe such measures are probably the only way to begin resolution and demise of the delusional, authoritarian threat we now face. However, if the universe has a better, more just, and less brutal solution which preserves our democracy, I’m all for it.

I’m glad for you, you are in BC. May you be safe from the probably inevitable madness we will likely see here in the US.

The Perfect Storm (a second January 6th insurrection in the works?)

According to reliable sources Donald J Trump is planning a series of rallies in June and one around the July 4th holiday weekend. I believe one of those Trump rallies scheduled for June has already happened (see article below).

If Trump were indicted sometime during the month of June as could very well happen, would the nations July 4th birthday celebrations serve as a rallying cry for the politically disenfranchised Trumpian base? Violence in the streets, aimed in bringing down the Biden administration can not be ruled out especially with that nasty Mars-Uranus-Saturn t square in early July.

Trump To Restart Rallies Next Month As He Plays Coy About 2024 Run

New York Post
May 13, 2021

Former President Donald Trump will resume holding his signature rallies next month, The Post has confirmed.

Dates and locations have not yet been announced, but a source said the president’s team is in the process of selecting venues for a pair of events in June. A third rally is expected to take place around the July 4 holiday.

Trump has sat for occasional interviews since leaving office in January, but has not addressed a campaign-style rally since Jan. 6. Hours after he spoke, some of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, attacking police officers and disrupting the congressional count of electoral votes from the previous year’s election.

The subsequent riot led to the deaths of five people and Trump’s impeachment by the House of Representatives.

Continued…..

https://nypost.com/2021/05/13/trump-to-restart-rallies-next-month-as-he-plays-coy-about-2024/?utm_campaign=iphone_nyp&utm_source=message_app

Jerry,
RE: Bree’s Spiritual Design Astrology.
Are you aware of her extreme right wing bias?
She says if you want objective, non partial news, go to Newsmax or One America News Network. Those guys make Fox News look like flaming liberals!

Eliseo,

Quite right. I’m glad you caught that. I was thrown off by the expression she used: “non-partial” (instead of impartial). Here’s the sentence in context:

“If you are wanting to know what is taking place in America go to Newsmax or One America News Network (OANN). I find them non-partial.”

I honestly thought she was being sarcastic. The double negative in this case was a bit confusing. I stand corrected. Thank you for bringing that to my attention.

Jerry,

Good grief. And yet, here we still are. The courts are closing in on Trumpasaurus Rex. His tenth house transits could also mean INFAMY. There are so many moving parts to all of this. How many times have we all thought it over – we’re done? But we’re still here.

Eliseo,

I too was gobsmacked about Bree’s endorsement of NewsMax – she pretty much shit the bed re: being objective. The second I saw her picture and combined it with her astrological interpretations, I thought, ” Bree is most likely conservative and a Trumpista and has more than a little wishful thinking flavoring her forecast.

I don’t see Trump ever stepping foot in the WH again. He just collapsed his own social media venue due to an abysmal response. FB has shut him down for another two years.

Deep meditations and cultivating kind and loving intentions will turn the tide on all of this rot.

Nancy, I’m sending you support and energy with a view to inspiring you to weigh in on what your astrological insights might be in the months to come.

Jerry, thank you for the compelling reading and resources. Hope you and family got your second vaccines.

Energy follows thought. What are we choosing to energize?

Jerry,
Yes. Another tip off for me was she seemed to make the interpretation DJT was soon to be greatly empowered. From the aspects, it is clear he’ll be going through enormous changes, and when he is indicted, supporters will likely rally in his support. But I don’t see him regaining the presidency in August as he himself has predicted.

I believe we can find a balance by looking at the charts, transits, progressions, etc. but also the evolving situation on the ground. To do political astrology, it is surely helpful to also know psychology, sociology, history, economics, and political science itself.

I find there are very few astrologers who know astrology in depth + the aforementioned subjects. Fortunately, Nancy evidently is well grounded in all above, especially psychology and social psychology.

AND, in the West, academics are discouraged from “dabbling” in astrology. In my own case, when teaching at university in the past, I dare not even mention it, nary a word of it. I dare not reveal how fascinated I am with astrological cycles correlating with historical, economic, and spiritual cycles. In academia the best you can do is express an interest in archeoastronomy. Anything beyond that can (depending on what department you are teaching in or doing research) get you ridiculed and fired.

I don’t know if it is considered acceptable in academia in India.

Eliseo,

About the DJT phenomenon. Nothing happens in a vacuum. All the inequities, corruption and hatred have been festering just underneath the surface. All it requires is just the right amount of tension and the right circumstances to bring these things to light and thereby find resolution. Like a boil about to burst. The June 10th solar eclipse conjunct Mercury right on Trump’s nodes and nearby Sun Moon opposition leads some to believe that the circumstances are ripe for some major revelations perhaps within the next month or so. That’s the nature of eclipses, It allows what was otherwise hidden into the arena of consciousness.

The ransomware attacks on American companies providing basic goods are clearly a manifestation of the Mars-Uranus conjunction in the 12th house of the Biden term chart. Since the FBI attributes them to Russia, they will undoubtedly come up at the Biden-Putin meeting in Geneva, which will take place at the Gemini New Moon eclipse this week.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/07/politics/president-joe-biden-cyber-attacks-russia-putin-trump-economy/index.html

“This is one fraught, fascinating vice-presidency.”

Kamala Harris Can’t Win
June 5, 2021

By Frank Bruni
Opinion Columnist, New York Times

For a while there, Kamala Harris went missing.

There was so much else going on: the excruciating limbo between Election Day and the declaration of a winner, the sitting president’s refusal to accept that result, his tantrums, the lawsuits, the insurrection, the impeachment.

For the first time, a woman had been elected vice president of the United States. A woman of color at that. But while that was certainly noted — there were the requisite headlines, the expected tweets — it wasn’t trumpeted as triumphantly as it could and should have been, because Donald Trump once again sucked up all the oxygen.

On top of which: The pandemic. America was masked, and Harris was muffled.

No more. Lately she has been drawing all kinds of attention, including overwrought attacks from Republican politicians and the conservative media, who seem to be taking the antipathy they once lavished on Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and heaping it on her. Best to nip this trailblazer in the bud.

No time to waste! The prospect of Joe Biden, 78, exiting the presidency after one term is hardly the craziest scenario, and she’s his heir apparent. The road to Republican restoration runs right over her.

That’s why Nikki Haley, so covetous of the White House herself, denounced Harris for a tweet last Saturday in which Harris encouraged Americans to “enjoy the long weekend.”

“Unprofessional and unfit,” Haley labeled it, because … nobody goes to the beach on Memorial Day? Nobody barbecues? It was as if Harris had done something truly damaging, like abetting a despot intent on subverting American democracy. Harris may have failed, in that one terse tweet, to mention the uniformed men and women who had died in service to the country, but she honored them in other contexts. As for Haley, well, there’s a musty saying that comes to mind. It concerns glass houses.

Harris has many stones being thrown at her, from multiple directions. Fox News harangues her daily, in articles on its website and in tweets, about her supposed failure to hold a news conference — as if vice-presidential news conferences are a big thing. News flash: They’re not, and if she made them so, her detractors would change tacks and say that she was arrogantly showing Biden up.

In National Review, Charles Cooke recently wrote a takedown of her under the headline: “The Democrats Have a Kamala Harris Problem.” The New York Post editorial board panned her commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy, calling it “Naval gazing.” Clever. Also gratuitous — and a sign of how deeply under her opponents’ skin she gets.

Those attacks coincide with the upsizing of the tasks that Biden has assigned her. Having asked her last March to work on stemming migration across the southern border, he identified her on Tuesday as the administration’s lead on voting rights. That’s huge. The issue is a defining one for many Democrats, a top legislative priority for the party and a furiously argued point of contention between them and Republicans.

“It’s going to take a hell of a lot of work,” Biden said when he made the announcement about her newest responsibility in Tulsa, Okla., on Tuesday.

Success is iffy, but acrimony is certain.

“If I was Vice President Harris and President Biden kept giving me the toughest assignments, I’d be like, ‘What’s up, dude?’” David Chalian, CNN’s political director, said on the CNN Political Briefing podcast on Wednesday. “Add this now to her plate with immigration and she’s got some truly tough political battles ahead.”

“She’s now in charge of overseeing the passage of the For the People Act,” Chalian added, referring to the voting-rights bill that passed the House but looks to be doomed in the Senate. “Not even all the Democrats are on board.” Even if she gets them there, they’d need to junk the filibuster and she’d have to cast a tiebreaking vote in order to put the legislation on Biden’s desk. Republicans’ demonization of her would be boundless.

And yet she asked for the voting-rights lead, according to an article in The Times on Thursday by Katie Rogers and Nicholas Fandos. That’s gutsy. It’s also a bold retort to the narrative that she has been tiptoeing through the vice presidency.

“She continues to retreat behind talking points and platitudes in public,” Edward-Isaac Dovere wrote in an assessment of her in The Atlantic last month. He noted that her critics “see her vice presidency so far as a collection of unconnected set pieces. Harris arrives somewhere with the plane and the motorcade and the Secret Service agents, makes a few mostly bland statements, then tells whomever she’s meeting with about how she’s going to bring their stories back to Washington. Then she’s quickly out of sight again.”

But what, exactly, is she supposed to do? She confronts the confines in which a vice president has to operate on top of the similar confines in which Black people and women in positions of power are often expected to operate. It’s a Goldilocks double or even triple whammy. Too strong a voice and you’re stepping outside of your place. Too soft a voice and you’re timidly failing to rise to the occasion.

Harris can’t win. I mean in general, but I also know many Democrats who think that she can’t win in 2024 or 2028, not because Republicans will relentlessly savage her — though they’ll indeed do that — but because she has never established sufficient popularity with voters nationally, faces the taller hurdles and extra pushback that minorities typically do and hasn’t always been the most dexterous political operator. So while she’s trying not to make any false steps, she really does have something to prove.

How sensitive to that is Biden, and how supportive? I don’t detect any carry-over of the tension between him and Harris in the Democratic presidential primary, but it’s important to remember that Biden’s model for the relationship between a vice president and a president is his with Barack Obama, and Obama didn’t nurture Biden’s political ambitions or set him up for a promotion. He did that for Hillary Clinton instead.

This is one fraught, fascinating vice presidency. Harris has (and has already used) that tiebreaking vote, on account of a 50-50 Senate, which makes her even more of a lightning rod.

Additionally, Biden’s approach to governing has not been to tug the spotlight toward him — rather to lie low in public as he tends to business behind the scenes — and he has proved difficult for Republicans to tear down. That intensifies their scrutiny of Harris.

I doubt that any of this is a shock to her.

“She’s very aware that her being in this position is a threat to many people,” Valerie Jarrett, who was a senior adviser to Obama during his presidency, told me. “They’re terrified of seeing a woman of color in this kind of position of authority and responsibility. But with every position she’s ever had in her career in public service, she’s dealt with the same reaction. So she’s used to this, and part of what will make her successful is her ability to ignore the noise.”

It’s only going to get louder from here.

Andre, it seems to me that the only way to deal with cyber attacks is to regulate cryptocurrency. And I wonder if that is what Biden will be doing with the G7 this week. That would be a blow to the Putin crime syndicate.

Eliseo, let us not forget that Manchin’s daughter is the one who ruined so many lives with her raising Epi-pen cost 500%. They are a despicable family.

https://www.cnn.com/2016/09/07/politics/manchin-defends-bresch-mylan-epipen-price/index.html

Yikes! Good to know, silcominc!

Just checked – Epi-pen is available over-the-counter in Canada for between $110-150.
In the US, it requires a prescription and of course is much more expensive.

silcominc,
Thank You! I had no idea. Until you informed us I had little knowledge re: Manchin, and none re: his daughter. 

Thank you for posting this Silcomic I, too, had no idea of the family connection. Maybe someone in the mainstream media will remind the public and the Dems what we are dealing with whe it comes to Manchin’s family and what they are about, it appears to be Greed.

Unfortunately, Manchin is just one of the many grifters who hold high office. Here is a look at the big windfall many are getting for their opposition to HR1.

https://crooksandliars.com/2021/06/senate-opposition-people-act-funded-koch

Is there any possibility astrologically, that Biden would / could run for reelection in 2024 and that is when he gets enough Senators to push through everything? This is from today’s Politico newsletter …

Democrats in and around the White House, however, are increasingly convinced that barring some huge shift, Biden is going to run again, despite the fact he’d be 86 years old at the end of a second term.

silcominc,
Personally, I have no problem with Biden running for a 2nd term, IF … he is healthy enough, AND his running mate is sufficiently charismatic and capable. If he lives all the way through a 2nd term while doing a good job, well great! Were he to die in office or need to resign for health reasons, let us hope it is only one day past the two year mark. Constitutionally, that might get the next president one day short of two years, + two terms elected on their own, totalling 10 years.
If his VP is a Teddy or Franklin Roosevelt, our course would be captained well through that 10 years.

If I recall correctly, there were at least two astrologers who post here, who after examining her chart, felt Kamala Harris was not likely to become president. I believe she is quite competent, but doesn’t appear to have the charisma and/or FDRish quality many desire, or we will surely need at that time.

Every astrologer I’ve read or recall, who has looked at our Pluto return chart, and our Uranus return chart ; they all see serious turbulence during those times. If not Biden, my hope is that whomever is president during 2028 is also elected or re-elected in Nov. 2028, giving us consistency as we navigate through the Uranian turbulence.

silcominc,
I just realized in one of my sentences I wasn’t as clear as I intended. What I meant was, if Biden runs for a 2nd term, and his next VP is a Teddy or Franklin Roosevelt, (which I believe we will need) and becomes president shortly after Biden’s 6th year, our course could be captained extremely well through the next 10 years by that former VP become president. It would not be like FDR’s four terms, but it would give us as much time with that president as constitutionally allowed.

Eliseo, maybe Biden is an FDR? His story is so Shakespearean. I can see him becoming the grandfather who saved democracy.

silcominc,
That’s occurred to me as well.
FDR was a moderate pragmatist who turned leftward politically because he came to see that was what would work best, but he did not get there through ideology. Biden seems quite similar to me.

Also like FDR, he had to overcome a handicap, his stuttering. It is amazing to me that every day Biden calls on the phone several boys and girls he has met along the way who have stuttering problems. He calls and encourages them, giving them emotional support, and advice gleaned from his personal struggle with the issue. He began doing this years ago, before he became Obama’s VP.

Who knows? Maybe he really is the grandfather we need right now. Time will tell, as I believe we will soon face extraordinary challenges unlike anything we’ve faced before.

One thing is for certain. Biden is the antithesis of DJT.

Speaking of Joe Manchin,
Many, including me, do not believe he is a Democrat at all. Cash Peters believes he is involved with Dark Money and (my words) deeply in thrall to Koch Industries people. That would explain the idiotic dance he does. I had not thought of that, but it makes much sense. Sooooo, there is no way to talk to him that I can think of.

I would be ok with leaving the filibuster but changing how it is done: The person filibustering, must personally STAND and Speak On Topic, without repeating himself and explaining why he is against the bill, for the length of the filibuster. An up or down vote would them be taken on the bill. Period.

As if overnight, there appears to be a tsunami of deeply-disturbed people in the Republican party who are re-energized and emboldened. I am heart-sick at what I am hearing and seeing play out in the body politic

Undoubtedly Biden/Harris inaugural honeymoon is over and the gloves are off. I feel we must prepare for a long, hard slog ahead of us if only to avoid seeing our democratic government dismantled and subverted.

Over the last week, hallmark indications of building civil war seems to be rekindled and fomenting. There is only so much character anemia, willful ignorance and bald-faced deception the voters can bear without swelling to a point of critical mass. I hope the violence, gun-battles and skull-crackings that are showing up in my dreams are a function of my own delusional thinking and/or a really challenging Mercury retrograde. This is deeply painful and anguishing to witness.

I’m well-aware that my post bears any unique or prescient perspective.

I personally continue to intend peace, cooperation and progress. I continue to lean toward the Light.

According to Jesse Dollermore’s latest video on youtube, Ken Paxton, attorney general of Texas, stated on Steve Bannon’s show, War Room (Friday I think) that had he not engaged in voter suppression in Harris County, (that’s where Houston is) Trump would have lost Texas in the 2020 election. JD played the tape in which Paxton said this. If Paxton is correct, Texas would have been in Biden’s blue column had the vote and vote count been done straight.

I apologize for not listing the youtube address. Unfortunately, this device won’t allow me to do that. For those of you unfamiliar, Jesse Dollermore is an intelligent, red headed, ex-republican turned progressive democrat. I belive his youtube show is called the Dollermore Daily.

Will,

“I personally continue to intend peace, cooperation and progress. I continue to lean toward the Light.”

Aha. Do I hear the voice of reason and sanity amidst the din of political frustration and finger-pointing? The Republican’s have been undergoing their Uranus return as of late. An indication that all of their under-handed shenanigans will prove to be their undoing and eventual demise. So no need to despair. We have to go beyond the absurdity of political posturing and find the heart and soul of our nation from within (as your poignant reminder so eloquently expresses).

“My hope is that the tides will turn. But that does require each of us to understand that this experiment in democracy is not self-executing. It doesn’t happen just automatically.”

An excerpt extracted from a recent Barack Obama interview with CNN. . . . .

Barack Obama Warns Republicans Will Kill US Democracy In ‘Series of Steps’

The Guardian
June 8, 2021

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/08/barack-obama-cnn-interview-republicans-election-trump

As there is no drug which convey’s instant enlightenment, spiritually or politically, and as the R’s are unlikely to float up into the sky either through the “rapture” or through alien abduction, we are faced with the unpleasant conundrum of what to do with the contumacious, wanna-be tyrants in our midst.

As they have corrupted, perverted, and poisoned our body politic with their hatred and consistent self serving lies, in so doing having rigged our system mercilessly, we cannot defeat them through normal, honest, democratic political process, though we are very much in the majority.

They will not change. They will not acquiesce, but through force. While we have the power, tenuous though it may be, I am coming to the conclusion we must subdue them now or never. I’m not sure what precise legal grounds we might use, some version of crimes against democracy and/or humanity?

Were we to arrest and detain them, I’m sure they would resist, and the shooting would begin. Or conversely, sympathetic R-fascist judges would set them free. If we wait too long, I have no doubt, they will eventually be arresting us. They’ve made that very clear, and not just in their chants of “lock her/him up!” I hope I am wrong, but presently, I do not see see a way out of this mess through our legal system, or by any other normal peaceful procedure.

Does anyone here see it differently? Does our astrology protend a rosier, more optimistic assessment?

Jerry,

Watched the Obama interview; it was sad to see the real fear and disgust he has for the present political miasma. I am grateful to have enjoyed a respite over the last four months. Now we have to go back into fight mode and once and for all snap the spine of the cowardly and enfeebled GOP. It is difficult not to feel disgust and degradation as the Big Lie continues to be reasserted as truth by its adherents.

Will,
RE: “Now we have to go back into fight mode and once and for all snap the spine of the cowardly and enfeebled GOP.”
I agree. But what does that really mean? What is their spine? Is it their funding? Their constitutents? How do we break it? Maybe it is time for our highest level Dems to meet privately wherein they discreetly discuss what strategies might be most useful, and how we might actually and truly destroy the R party. Ulysses S. Grant, where are you now when we need you so desperately?

Will,

About going “back into fight mode and once and for all snap the spine of the cowardly and enfeebled GOP.”

No doubt, a new innovative approach is needed.

A quote from Newsweek magazine defines it in this way….

Congressman Jamaal Bowman of New York compared Manchin to McConnell on Monday.

“Mitch McConnell during Obama’s presidency said he would do everything in his power to stop Obama. He’s also repeated that now during the Biden presidency by saying he would do everything in his power to stop President Biden. And now Joe Manchin is doing everything in his power to stop democracy and to stop our work for the people, the work that the people sent us here to do,” Bowman told CNN’s John Berman.” – End of Quote –

The US government appears to be slowly sliding into dysfunctional paralysis.

I just noticed another challenging period coming up for President Joe Biden. It has to do with the 1/20/2021 US Inaugural Mars/Uranus conjunction.

June 22-23 has tr. Mars (6 Leo) conjunct Joe Biden’s natal Pluto (7 Leo) in t square to the Inaug. Uranus/Mars conj. – Jupiter square (6 Taurus-7 Aquarius). This in turn will be forming a close sesqui-quadrate to stationary Neptune (23 Pisces).

Inauguration Day January 20, 2021 by Astrology King

The Inauguration Day astrology is explosive because of Mars conjunct Uranus. This combination causes impulsiveness, recklessness, violence, protest, rioting, rebellion, revolution, and explosions. The police, military, and militias will unpredictable, and volatile, and even uncontrollable.

Continued…….

https://astrologyking.com/inauguration-day-2021/

Will, Eliseo, I am in total accord with what you wrote. I feel helpless to do anything beyond the occasional donation or letter. I feel sad as i watch Republicans destroy our democracy, and i feel frightened over the the dystopia they will create and for the lives of the myself and the people i care about. I’ve been talking with my husband about moving to another country, wanting us to get out before the authoritarians take over and they start taking people away.

Last night i watched Rachel Madow focus on the feckless AG we have in Garland. I feel like we are de-fanged by our own people who dont know how to fight or how to wield power. Like you and millions of other Boomers who fought for and made social advances, we are all watching in horror, too old to march in the streets anymore.

How do we fight and maybe more importantly, how do we win, and where are our leaders who can mobilize us?

Denise Siegel mentioned in a recent video many ominous looking transits of the nodes (which she sees as evil influences, not just past/future karma, so it depends on your interpretation of nodes) for Joe Biden particularly in August, a few to Kamela Harris as well, and transits/progressions in the US Constitution signing chart. She thinks there’s likely violence coming around that time and that they shouldn’t have been so quick to dismiss the extra security around the Capital. Continuing bumpy ride ahead, although the outlook for Trump himself is not good.

As I recall, Jerry, in spite of the “inauguration day astrology” – there was little if any violence (?), so….these things don’t always play out as thought.

I do think, though, that there will be repeat protests and riots this summer in some way, shape or form.

Anyway, in the midst of all of this surrealism that appear to be antithical to U.S. values, our friend, France, is sending us another Statue of Liberty, bronze (so it won’t turn blue like the copper one), 9 ft. tall and, best of all, to be displayed right ON Ellis Island on Independence Day.

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/statue-liberty-france-us-travel-lon-orig-mrg/index.html

Frank, do you really think Garland is weak? If so, why did the Dems think so much of him. I hope that’s not the case.

I don’t think Garland is weak. I’ve always been aware of his chart in the last year. Mars square Neptune and Saturn….. Sun sextile Mars … Mars in wide opposition to Uranus.

I don’t see a time of birth. It’s a good thing he was brought up well.

His wife seems to have supported him to be his authentic self. He wouldn’t have it any other way of course. And that was the plight of women born in that generation for the most part.

He seems to have backbone and idealism. Look at those family pictures!

That opposition of Mars to Uranus could make him a bit dashing, and a renegade too – even if it IS a bit wide.

The question to me is: What is Merrick Garland thinking? – at any given time.

That’s what I’m going to try to do…. decipher what the general trend of thought is with that man. He IS a judge so adheres to a line of thinking that is in his mind, just.

Anyone with that amount of power… well it is good to know what he aligns himself with. I am curious. We are just beginning to know.

Everything that happens around this time seems to be crucial because our democracy is endangered.

I read in Vanity Fair that Garland seems to be an institutionalist, that he is protecting the institution of the DOJ above all else. If that is so, he really IS bending over backwards.

Ok, maybe something good will come of this. His next moves are the ones to watch.

We shall see……

Really good read from the Atlantic:

HOW AMERICA FRACTURED INTO FOUR PARTS

People in the United States no longer agree on the nation’s purpose, values, history, or meaning. Is reconciliation possible?

By George Packer

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/07/george-packer-four-americas/619012/

In a word (from me): No. At least not under the current two-party system. Some other approach that supports coalitions and coalition-building may be the only thing that can save this country. However, even that may be a long shot given the Trumplicans’ open defiance of reason and the rule of law in favor of authoritarianism and rule by a strongman. This group is the biggest threat to the future of the US, and the one we will collectively likely have to fight and bring to heel if we want to save it.

Sharon,

The suggestion is that the potential exists. These aspects are not necessarily active on the actual day of alignment but rather lie dormant until such time the conditions are ripe for it to be triggered by Mars or some other such planet. I can”t recall who exactly, but one of the tarot readers felt that June 23rd would be a turning point of sorts for this administration. For better or worse, that is the day Neptune turns stationary retrograde.

Eliseo, Jerry, Frank,

I’ve had some time to think about what the best strategy might be moving forward with the Big Lie, The Big Liar and the Unholy Minions.

Trump must be crushed. He continues to lord over the Republican Party. “Fish rots from the head down.” The head of the serpent must be severed. Lighting a match under Garland is the right thing to do. He’s pretty much shitting the bed so far with respect to getting any traction regarding Trump. We need to bury Cesar Disgustus post haste. Once his power/influence is legally in serious check, the cowards in the GOP will no longer feel so utterly owned by him.

Les,

Re: nodal nastiness. I’ve been gripped by state of frustration and gloom. I gave my natal chart a good going over and I’m thinking this pall that hangs over me is a function of Saturn conjunct my North Node.

I also have Pluto squaring my first house natal Saturn and Neptune all the way through January 2022.
Fun times.

CORRECTION: Neptune turns stationary retrograde Friday June 25th.

Will,

I fully understand the feelings. But sorry, I have to disagree with you there. We need Trump and all his minions. The more craziness the better. If not, all will go stale. A non inquisitive; dull complacency will set in otherwise. The more intensity, the more there is a willingness to go beyond ones comfort zone and question previously held iron-clad beliefs. All great strides in society have come through struggle. The quest for freedom needs to be unbridled and unconditional. The Vietnam war of the ’60’s that spawned the anti-war movement and the attendant counter culture life-style in questioning authority is a great example of this. I say – may great blessings fall on Trump, his family and his supporters, for they are the catalyst in driving us towards freedom. Predictably, if you reply “give me a break” then I would ask that you reconsider your statement: “I personally continue to intend peace, cooperation and progress. I continue to lean toward the Light.”. Dig a little deeper my friend. Trust me. There’s a silver lining in all this.

BuckeyeShadow,
RE: “No. At least not under the current two-party system.”

You’ve been right about this for as long as I can remember. Many times before, you’ve posted here what I think might work far better. A multi-party system in which coalitions are necessary to actually govern is probably the best we might do.

IMO, over time our two-party system rendered both parties into rigidly arrogant entities, blind to the virtues of opinions not their own. For much of our history both sides have been convinced of the complete bankruptcy of their adversary’s ideas, opinions, theories, etc. as well as the abundance and correctness of their own. It would be nice to see some humility in our politicians and office holders, but I believe our rigid two party system engenders the arrogance I mentioned.

I support the Dems because their heart is in the right place, not because I believe their proposed solutions to problems might actually work. Some will. Some won’t. The Dems are not immune to their own pet “false facts” and counter productive “solutions.” They are just far less prone to them and entertain far fewer ones than the R’s who seem to be wallowing in them, drowning the nation in their ocean of lies. The R’s have successfully brainwashed themselves by about 100%, whereas the Dems are only in the very beginnings of their chosen dementia.

I find both parties frustrating, much too shallow, far too dependent on moneyed experts, and more ignorant than they want us to believe. Perhaps with more competition (parties & ideas) we would have more creative, resourceful, pragmatic, and intelligent representatives crafting better, more rational, intelligent legislation.

But of course, how do we get there? I’m not sure, but I would think proportional representation must surely be part of the deal. Meanwhile, the R’s, believing Dems will NEVER take up arms in their own defense, or to preserve democracy, steamroll their way over our constitution and over us all, thereby, sadly, probably insuring the necessity of the actions they believe we dare not contemplate. I pray unforeseen events will drastically alter the equation, but have no faith in divine intervention.

Will, Jerry,
I too believe we need Mr. Disgustingly Orange, at least for a while longer for the reasons you cited, Jerry. DJT really IS the Avatar of the American Id. Were he absent, the people of the Id would still be there. The Donald is rude, crude, lewd and stupid. For the moment, I’d rather have him leading the far right than someone more intelligent, suave, and sophisticated. Trump may be the principal tool through which the far right is dramatically discredited and permanently defeated.

Eliseo,

Quite right. If we regard the nation as an entity with many multi-faceted personality traits, some in conflict with the larger whole, some not, what we’re aiming at is full integration. That kind of healing comes with time and maturity. The country has been at it for nearly two and a half centuries. Still a relatively new country.

Jerry,

Those are very lofty thoughts re: Trump as an Avatar
for a-moral f
Paradoxically, in spite of his profound spiritual power and wisdom, His Holiness the Dali Lama was driven out of his ancient digs in Tibet by Communist China. Not to be outdone, Christ got slaughtered and crucified in order to fulfill the scriptural prophesies and play carry out his part in the great drama of the Passion.

Yes I do indeed equivocate between cultivating and encouraging others toward the evolved spiritual “see the bigger picture” posture vs going paleolithic , pick up a jawbone of an ass and slaying the modern-day Philistines

One thing I believe I know for certain: I don’t think humanity, nobility or goodness enter into Trump’s or the rabid-Rights conscience.

There is the notion that God/Goddess/the Universe, and the Higher Power uses all of us for good. Thus my little brain box navigates the slog between these deep conflicts. If this post doesn’t make sense,I’m flying on narcotic pain meds after a three-hour dental procedure.

Jerry,
I would submit the US is a “relatively new or young culture,” but as nations go, one of the oldest countries. San Marino has the distinction of being the earth’s oldest nation, their constitution dating to 1600. The UK is second oldest, with the USA coming in third with those of longest continuing constitutional government.

Iceland has been a democracy for over 1000 years, but their constitutional form has changed a few times. Switzerland has also had continuing democracy for longer than the rest of us but again, they’ve changed constitutional form two or three times. In essence they are old cultures but newish nations.

The same is especially true for the PRC. The Chinese have a very, very old culture, but are a new and young nation, having been established in 1949. Jewish culture is also very old, but Israel was only established on 14 May 1948.

To understand ourselves and other peoples I think it helpful sociologically, historically, and astrologically to distinguish between culture and nationhood. Our American culture is older than our nationhood. At times our culture and nationhood are in conflict, and I’ve been told this is oft reflected in a nation’s natal chart and progressions.

I’ve not looked, but I suspect we would see this in our best available charts for Canada and the US. To a great degree we share a culture (at least the Anglophone culture) but each have distinctive subcultures. Why are we so alike, and yet so different?

Canada and the US were both settled mostly by Europeans and Africans moving ever westward displacing the aboriginal tribes, however… in quite opposite ways. Those who
settled Canada were generally more patient, waiting until law enforcement, i.e. the Royal Canadian Mounted Police had pacified and prepared an area before actually moving there. Those who settled what became the US had no such patience, thus our tales of the wild, wild west. This is also why Americans generally are far more comfortable with guns than the folks of other nations. Our omnivorous ancestors used firearms not merely to put protein on the table, but equally or more importantly, with no or very little law enforcement personnel available, to defend themselves from hostile natives, and/or any peers of criminal persuasion.

Again, I have not specifically looked for the astrological signatures of these characteristics, but I have no doubt they are there.

Will,
God/Goddess bless you! May your pain subside and the healing you need quickly manifest.

RE: “One thing I believe I know for certain: I don’t think humanity, nobility or goodness enter into Trump’s or the rabid-Rights conscience.”

Mostly true, Will. Certainly true for Trump himself and the R leaders. However a few Trump supporters do have some principles, often derived from their misinformed, literalist misunderstanding of their bibles and/or the constitution.

I have a cousin in Louisiana, an intelligent woman, but nevertheless exponentially dumb when it comes to religion, politics, science, and history. She sincerely tries to be a good person, but her childish notions about God, etc. handicap her judgement. She refuses to read or study the aforementioned subjects because she doesn’t want such knowledge to take her away “from the Lord,” in other words undermine her worldview and meaning system. She’d rather be a hick who goes to heaven than a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city slicker who goes to hell.

We have way too many fearful, purposefully ignorant people in our body politic who are easily huckstered by Trump type con men. Too many of them mean well, believing they are righteous in their political choices. It’s not the first time in history when well meaning folks did or caused evil.

Will,

Nothing lofty about it. To draw an analogy, if we were little ants running around with some vague notion of the need to feed ourselves and in its wider context, belonging to a large community of ants building an ant hill in order to biologically procreate and therefore continue on with our species – your ideas might apply.

I am of the opinion based on an intuitive sense of things, and from what I have read from spiritual sources, that unlike the life of ants, we are not separate beings. Our consciousness are of the same substance. The sense of separateness is a false premise. We have convinced ourselves that there is no deeper purpose but to procreate, make money, have the few pleasurable experiences life has to offer and then die. Truth or pure awareness bereft of limited thoughts and conditioning is what we are all unconsciously aspiring for. According to Meher Baba, this pure awareness is in fact who we are in reality. Pure awareness cannot be achieved, for it is not something that one can accumulate from without, but rather it is an unfolding from within. This notion that we must overcome “evil” (getting rid of all the Trump’s in the world) is patently false. According to Baba, it is only when the mind steps aside and the heart becomes more predominant can we perceive the oneness behind everything.

Were we to completely rid this world of all things we regard as evil, we would soon be recategorizing and recalibrating. We would soon be labeling other things as evil that previously carried no such appellation.

Eliseo, this reminds me of the I Ching hexagram 2: “The earth in its devotion carries all things, good and evil, without exception. In the same way the superior man gives to his character breadth, purity, and sustaining power, so that he is able both to support and to bear with people and things.” It is certainly not easy to bear with many people and things these days.

Jerry, Eliseo, Les,

If we develop a malignant growth or infection, do we clean and debride the tumor or wound in order to stop the advance of the destructive virus? Do we not take a prescribed antibiotic or anti-viral? I think we would all agree that this would be the best approach. We can say that just like Trump et al, ‘the tumor and/or infection is created by the Universe just like healthy tissue is made.’ So, does this mean that using surgery and chemo and radiation and microcrobiotic nutrition to destroy the pathological tissues and stop its advance – or do we just placate ourselves by rationalizing that the diseased tissue needs to grow freely and robustly because the phenomenon has a higher purpose for ourselves, our bodies and our loved ones. I say get me a nice jaw of an ass and get into cleaning out that wound and ridding ourselves of the corrupted growths.

My life experiences have convinced me beyond a doubt that evil and darkness are very much alive in the hearts of many. My intuitions tell me that I know right from wrong and that the best way to turn the tide on the Tasmanian Tan Man is to confine him, restrict him and punish him for purposely and defiantly attempting to dismantle our democratic process.

I am not one to give way to black/white rigid thinking – except when my heart and soul requires me to identify and describe those individuals/groups who are intent upon undermining our democratic process. I for one believe strongly that this nation’s very soul is in the grips of a vicious struggle between good and evil.

Eliseo,

Thank you for the lovely good wishes for my healing. I had a three-hour session with my dentist yesterday while under local anesthesia. As the numbing wore off later into the evening, I developed pain in my jaw and mouth that was hands-down the most excruciating of my entire life.
I wound not wish this kind of pain on anyone!

Dear Will,

I read that last entry of mine (posted 5:36 am) a second time through and felt my off-hand comment (first paragraph) could have been interpreted as a personal slight. So sorry. It wasn’t intentional. I do value your thoughts and opinions. I was trying to convey a point. I’m afraid it came off badly.

PS Didn’t realize how serious your condition was. Wishing you well and a quick recovery.

No worries, Jerry. No worries.

Will, yes, with the I Ching Book of Changes there are times of being receptive and bearing all and times of taking action to right wrongs. While the Biden administration has certainly taken some steps in overturning many bad decisions of the previous administration, I’m not seeing enough effort (needed by Congress probably, and alas) to institute laws that fix the norm-breaking problems we saw in the past 4 years. The fact that Trump was able to break those norms without consequences is a major problem that has not been addressed and I haven’t seen any moves towards that at all.

Will,
I agree the malignant tumor in our culture and body politic needs to be removed. The questions are twofold. How? & When? We don’t have a willing patient. The tumor has driven the patient crazy. She is running amok doing crazy things, mostly to herself. How to get her sufficiently sedated to undergo the surgery is a real conundrum. And where is the surgeon? On vacation? Drunk? It appears the patient will have to do the surgery herself!

Also, apart from the metaphors, we’re talking about millions of citizens. We are not Soviets or Nazis. We can’t just take them out and shoot them. Hopefully, there will be no shooting at all. But this could well devolve into Weimar Republic style violence.

In the 1860’s it took a terrible civil war to remove the malignancy. But the “surgery” was only partially successful, and left us with painful scars and lesions which continue to plague us.

Presently, President Biden and the Democrats in Congress are applying age old remedies, hoping they will work, but seeing them fail before our very eyes. Time to think outside the box, but who is the thinker, and how might we apply whatever “new” remedies we might find or discover?

I wish I, or someone had the answers. I don’t have a magic wand I can wave over my Louisiana relatives. Neither do any of us.

TRUMP’S KARMA EXPLODES: Psychic Astrology Reading by Evon Davis

Video 10 min 15 sec

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

A very worthwhile analysis.
Not very long.
China’s Arrogance Is Uniting Its Rivals
Authoritarian states have a history of underestimating democracies, becoming more dangerous after realizing their mistake.
By Hal Brands. April 8, 2021
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-04-08/china-s-arrogance-is-uniting-its-rivals-around-the-u-s

Hal Brands’ opinion piece expresses what I’ve been thinking for some time. Just as Germany and Japan severly underestimated the US & the Western world decades ago, the Chinese Communist Party is doing likewise, and for many of the same reasons associated with authoritarian psychology.

However, I will go one step further. All nation states and empires are capable of sufficiently egregious mistakes which eventually self-cause their demise. But authoritarian states tend do it more easily and quickly. So will it be with China.

On this blog, I believe in the previous thread, I explained details of the extraordinary strategic difficulties involved were China to invade Taiwan. It would be an exceptionally stupid move. But will it happen anyway? Probably, yes.

As they are coming to realize Taiwan will never voluntarily submit, that “unification” will only occur through force, the PRC will likely invade sometime in the next decade.
They watch the US closely, ever discerning how we might react. When they perceive the United States is just too bogged down with internal problems to respond adequately or at all, they will probably launch their attack. That likely IMO will be when the US Pluto return is strongest, or at Uranus return in 2028.

The CCP has entrapped itself. In 1949 they pledged to “reunite” ALL of China. Taiwan’s economic success as a democratic nation is humiliating to the CCP as it contrasts with the failures of CCP policies, and dramatically demonstrates economic prosperity and happiness for the Chinese people does not require the universal surveillance and oppression the CCP employs to stay in power.

The invasion and occupation will be dreadfully costly for the PRC, so much so that it will be the beginning of their downfall. (See details in previous thread) What is likely, IMO will be a universal boycott of all Chinese business.

The world is already turning against them attitudinally. The process acclerates gradually as nations disentangle themselves bit by bit economically from the PRC, and more and more foreign businesses withdraw investments and labor, relocating to Mexico, India, other Asian nations, or back to their home country. They are doing this because Chinese labor has become too expensive, they are tired of China stealing their intellectual property and patents, and are increasingly wary of Chinese authoritarianism and belligerence.

A hot world war with China will probably be unnecessary. The Taiwanese will rebel against their occupiers. Their resistance movement will be intense and effective, and way too many PRC sons from one child families will be dying. Simultaneously, most all nations will unite to bring down the Chinese economy. Nations and businesses are already pretty upset with what the CCP is doing to Hong Kong. The PRC has broken all the agreements they made for admission to the WTO. They are no longer trusted. When they invade Taiwan, they will be ringing their own political death knell.

There can be no guarantees, and there are always unforeseen events But I am pretty convinced this is how events will unfold, so much so it is part of the back story for a novel I’ve been working on. I strongly suspect this is one of the things we will be facing as our Pluto and Uranus returns become direct. Our internal, domestic mess will serve as an invitation to various predatory nations to aggress as they see fit. But as Pluto slowly moves through Aquarius, I also feel such aggressions will eventually result in the demise of several authoritarian states, and of the disparate far right elements within our own society.

Meanwhile, all these autocrats remain a source of major headaches and anxieties for such sensitive souls as ourselves.

Eliseo:

It was such a pleasure and relief to read your summarization ….. Looks like it will play out like that 🙂

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-Todd

Sunstars, Epipen in Quebec used to be about 100$. Now it’s about 10$. Quebec is the only province with prescription drug public insurance.

Todd, may you be very successful in your efforts.

“Attorney General Merrick B. Garland laid out a detailed plan on Friday for protecting voting rights, announcing that the Justice Department would double enforcement staff on the issue, scrutinize new laws that seek to curb voter access and act if it sees a violation of federal law.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/11/us/politics/merrick-garland-voting-rights.htm

Thank you Andre! I think I remember years ago it was about that price (for a while) in the West…..of Canada of course.
I’ve gotta look up prescription drug public insurance and see just what it is and how do we get it because I’m unfamiliar …! So glad Quebec has it.

I mean for a short time in the beginning I believe Epipen when first introduced was around $10…. It seems that profiteers soon recognized how they could profit….. Our health care should never be privatized.

In 2016 a set of 2 epipens in Britain were $69

It’s being described as much more damaging and scandalous than Watergate. The New York Times revelation that Trump used his DOJ to go after his political enemies, a gross misuse of presidential power, came out on the day of the June 10th solar eclipse. The eclipse/ Mercury conjunction fell right on Trump’s Nodes, Sun-Moon opposition and progressed Uranus, so no wonder there.

This eclipse moon cycle will come to full maturation on June 24th. The Full Moon at 3 ’27 Capricorn will oppose Bill Barr’s natal Uranus (3 ’11 Cancer) in t square to his nodes (5 ’38 Aries-Libra) and trine to his Jupiter (5 ’37 Pisces). I wonder if the first batch of indictments, with Mr. Barr being the main protagonist will roll out on the 24th…………..

Barr Distances Himself From Trump-era Subpoenas of Democratic Lawmakers

The comments come as Democratic congressional leaders demand the former attorney general testify about the leak probes.

Politico
June 11, 2021

Former Attorney General William Barr on Friday distanced himself from reports that the Trump Justice Department seized communications records belonging to two prominent Democratic lawmakers who were spearheading investigations into then-President Donald Trump.

In a phone interview, Barr said he didn’t recall getting briefed on the moves.

Continued……

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/06/11/barr-distances-democratic-subpoenas-493491

More (some legal analysts are stating this may be just the tip of the iceberg)……..

New Trump Scandal Shows The Depth of His Assault On America’s Democratic Foundations

CNN
June 11, 2021

New revelations suggesting that the Trump administration abused Justice Department powers to target his political enemies underscore just how far the ex-President went to destroy cherished principles of American republican government.
They show that the true extent of assaults on democracy by Donald Trump are still coming to light and are probably even now not fully known.
But this is not just a drama about the alleged misbehavior of a former President. Taken together with the Republican Party’s refusal to hold Trump — who remains the GOP’s dominant figure — to account for the Capitol insurrection and its nationwide efforts to restrict voting, the new allegations also indicate that the freedoms and core values that have underpinned American life for two-and-a-half centuries remain in almost unprecedented peril.

In some of the most chilling exposés yet of Trump’s autocratic tendencies, The New York Times late Thursday unveiled a secret scheme by prosecutors against members of Congress conducting presidential oversight.

Continued……..

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/11/politics/trump-justice-department-democrats/index.html

Jerry,
Many thanks for the CNN link.
“The current leak storm is yet another Trump abuse of power that appears to have been motivated by a desire to cover up what remain mysterious links between the former President’s orbit and Moscow, which meddled in the election five years ago in an attempt to help Trump win.”

“mysterious links between the former President’s orbit and Moscow”

Moscow! Moscow! Moscow!
Eclipse effects ARE interesting!
I am reminded of Adalai Stevenson’s persistent, accusatory questioning of the Soviet ambassador at the UN regarding the misslles in Cuba (1962.) It apppears highly probable now the Russian collusion connection will surface. Perhaps another scene like that of 1962 at the UN?

This won’t go away. I’m curious as to how Trumpers will react when their hero is revealed as having committed actions tantamount to treason. I’m sure some will vehemently deny the charges, but maybe, maybe some others will see the dark truth, and cease and desist.

Jerry,

“But this is not just a drama about the alleged misbehavior of a former President. Taken together with the Republican Party’s refusal to hold Trump — who remains the GOP’s dominant figure — to account for the Capitol insurrection and its nationwide efforts to restrict voting, the new allegations also indicate that the freedoms and core values that have underpinned American life for two-and-a-half centuries remain in almost unprecedented peril.”

Indeed, harrowing new facts about viciousness involved in this skullduggery is emerging.

Eliseo,

“This won’t go away. I’m curious as to how Trumpers will react when their hero is revealed as having committed actions tantamount to treason. I’m sure some will vehemently deny the charges, but maybe, maybe some others will see the dark truth, and cease and desist.”

Aye, and there’s the rub. As you mentioned in your post upthread, TRUMP has become the chosen avatar for millions of American voters. That so many “citizens” would project their values and hopes on Trump is breathtakingly horrifying.

This is not front page news, but somehow I have a feeling it is far more significant than is generally understood.

France Is Sending a Second Statue of Liberty to the US.

https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/statue-liberty-france-us-travel-lon-orig-mrg/index.html

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/france-second-statue-liberty

Merrick Garland is taking on voting rights. I am going to try to decipher if the federal gov’t has jurisdiction over the individual states if any of the examined states are in error…. Do not know that yet. Do not know if each state has carte blanche on when and how the people can vote….

Will,
“That so many “citizens” would project their values and hopes on Trump is breathtakingly horrifying.”

Horrifying it is. But they’ve been with us for a very long time. Decades ago, pre-civil rights era, pre-women’s liberation, before earth day was invented, etc. the willful ignorance, the many fears, hatred’s, and resentments embodied by Mr. T were common and normal amongst many where I grew up. For 100 years at least, people were generally open about such thoughts and feelings, which sporadically were expressed violently.

I was in high school at the time of the cusp of the cultural changes which rendered such attitudes and behaviors unacceptable, (60’s).
Through the 70’s things seemed to get better, but by the time Reagan was elected, fear and her siblings were again ascending to the throne.

Thinking out loud, now: DJT gave people permission and encouragement to act out all those fears and hatreds, but as horrible as he is, I suspect he is merely the spearhead of the old Confederacy’s last stand, their last hurrah. Their final era may last longer than we desire, but surely when Pluto becomes firmly ensconced in Aquarius we will see a very different and better emotional and mental environment.

Maybe we just need to keep our antennae highly polished, be ready to act as it becomes necessary, and pray for patience. I know. Easier said than done.

“That so many “citizens” would project their values and hopes on Trump is breathtakingly horrifying.”

NOW I see what Merrick Garland is getting at.

Democracy is EQUALITY. Democracy is one person, one vote.

Voting rights may be the most important thing in the US today.

If everyone is freely allowed to vote, we will have equality.

All the citizens hurt by inequality will be heard. The natural law will take place.

The willful ignorances, fears, hatreds, and resentments will no longer stand. Too bad.

Back in the day Eliseo is talking about, I discovered a difference between my Canadian upbringing and my young husband’s American upbringing. He made a few statements that had me understand that he believed in certain instances that Might is Right!!!! He came from a cultured, upper middle class family. He looked like a younger brother of say the Beach Boys.
I was in disbelief.

Now I understand more about the spiritually and intellectually lazy fearful but feeling entitled individuals who want Trump. THEY have the work to do after the voters – ALL the voters – have spoken.

When all the voters have spoken, we will be on our way to economic equality. As that is happening, our education system will be there for all…..

American may be a new America. It may be truly equal.

And I think that is why Merrick Garland is letting nothing get in the way of VOTING RIGHTS.

Equality makes everything easier.

Ummm gonna take a risk of speaking off the cuff

So many times I have tried to better understand the young privileged school boy suddenly propelled into Viet Nam.

My Arizona boy had an older brother at USC. However this younger brother for whatever reason was a party boy and did not have the grades to make it into USC.

So he was vulnerable to the draft. So the air force was full…he barely made it into the navy when his draft card into the army came within a week of his birthday July 1949.

He was an Arizona State Champion in weight lifting and won a fitness contest in that state. So two things: He organized a morale building weight lifting structure on his ship; and he then also shipped over to the gun boats, twice. The third time he was denied. Maybe they wanted to keep him alive for the morale building.

He comes home; he is not respected. Jane Fonda got there before him.

So what is the fractured state of mind of this young individual?

Enter me. The Canadian. Not fully putting this together til later.

In re-reading this I am laughing out loud.

Sooo.. I think of Dan Crenshaw born March 14 1984. Afghanistan …. Navy.
Moon Leo, Mars Scorpio – Pluto in Scorpio generation. And he is a Texas congressman. Who exactly do we have for a representative there?

Those are passionate signatures. Passion without critical thinking…. what is that?

Haha! One of my favorite sayings is: “When you’re young, You’re dumb.”

I know, because I’ve been there. Truly….

However, some young people have it and they never lose it. Look at AOC Hopefully forever……
The first time I listened to her I was hooked. Marjorie Orr said she is experiencing and will experience a few couple maybe difficult years. If she is, she’s doing it gracefully.

I myself wanna be grace under pressure. Can we get people like that? …. I want role models…….
To remind me……Maybe I’m gonna have to read up and figure out myself how to do this; how to be my own role model.

BUT I need to contact my friends, really to do this.

“I get by with a little help from my friends….” Thank you Mr. Paul McCartney the wonderful Gemini

sunstars

“Passion without critical thinking…. what is that?”

Since ancient times the longing of the heart has been emphasized. It is the perennial theme amongst all the great mystics and poets. The heart engenders a feeling of oneness. It is the only solution for humanities ills.

This song conveys a sense of it. The words go deep and are profound……..

Teresa

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

Lyrics to the song can be read here…….

https://genius.com/Audrey-assad-teresa-lyrics

So Jerry:

I saw the song and read the lyrics hours ago. Still trying to fit it into my understanding.

It is a song of pain….. of being left out. Of having the love of one’s life reject you. OR of being unable to connect with what you envision is the love of your life. There is a gap. And an aloneness.

Passion? Yes. Intelligence? a l’il low on that scale.

All I know is that I realized the need for therapy on my part. So I went for it. I needed more information. Therapy slowly slowly gave it to me. More information – and putting it all together is another way of saying intelligence.

Yes, we meet in the heart. Oneness. However as a favorite astrologer of mine said: “Your greatest protection is your own pure motive.” How can we know what our true motives are without introspection? Introspection takes both the heart and the mind……. right?

When I said Intelligence, guess I meant Emotional Intelligence which seems to possibly include “Passion”.

So when you are talking about how passion is a requirement for Oneness….. I am saying passion is emotion, and an element of emotion is emotional intelligence…..

Passion doesn’t need to be blind passion, does it?

Andre:

I have been reading what you have been writing especially some cornerstone writings from 2015.

Very interesting.

Andre again:

I bought this book, years ago… not sure when… maybe 6 years ago…or more

“The Trade” by Fred Stenson

It’s about The Hudson’s Bay Company starting in 1822. I think I’m gonna read it again.

I stopped reading it when they apparently boiled one of the protagonists alive in a boiling pot.

It seems to have a lot of valuable information……

I may know more about the times you have been writing about after that… but from the perspective of the Hudson Bay Company and the North West Company…… 🙂 Then we can talk. 🙂

Not to mention a chunk of info on the Indigenous People back in the day given that it has been brought to light the Kamloops Residential School graves of 215 children found on the property……

Found HIDDEN on the property…….

Consciousness of guilt

Hi sunstars,

A little clarification might be helpful. It’s the combination of the words and the music that resonate. If one is too analytical about this, the essence I.e. the grandeur and richness of what is being expressed is lost. For what touches the heart is not in the words themselves but in the feeling that it conveys.

About the contradiction of separation and love; Meher Baba expresses it in this way…..

“Beloved and lover implies separation. And separation creates longing; and longing causes search. And the wider and the more intense the search, the greater the separation and the more terrible the longing. When longing is at it’s most intense, separation is complete, and the purpose of separation, which was that love might experience itself as lover and beloved, is fulfilled; and union follows. And when union is attained, the lover knows that he himself was all along the beloved, whom he loved and desired union with; and that all the impossible situations that he overcame were obstacles which he himself had placed in the path to himself. To attain union is so impossibly difficult because it is impossible to become what you already are! Union is nothing other than knowledge of oneself as the only one.”

About the subtleties of love, Rumi, the famous 13th century Persian poet puts it rather bluntly…..

https://youtu.be/e5zPBkPbcY0

And one of my favorite passages on love from Khalil Gibran’s magnificent work The Prophet….

http://www.katsandogz.com/gibran/onlove.php

Ok this probably gonna get me knocked out of your good books.

Wasn’t Khalil Gibran a Pisces? I am too but a very different Pisces. I first read him, had his book in my teens.

I don’t like being talked down to. I first recognized that only in recent years. I don’t like the great teacher.

In 1996 – the last great love of my life said: “I’m the boss.” With a certain amount of indulgence and humor I said: “You’re the boss.” I thought with the energy with which he pursued me he had only my best interests at heart. Ok he could tell me how to hang the towels etc but with anything REALLY important I would weigh in.

Come to find out I had a live one. Took me years to know for sure. A personality disorder.

The energy with which he pursued me? Love Bombing. In the parlance.

So I am not open to mysticism in which I am told that I do not understand… and need the help of a mystic who knows more than me…… and I should just hold my analysis due to not being smart enough or mystical enough or experienced enough.

Please forgive me in advance….

PLUS as I have stated before, India has the Caste system which is alive and well in Silicon Valley, and India has Gender Inequality which appears to be more extreme than North America…..

Plus here in British Columbia the last Premier of the province who had relatives in East India profited greatly as we suffered financially and in which we also suffered in combating climate change.

I actually did that individual’s horoscope in person before they held that office….. and was thinking OMG as it happened. Scorpio with a Capricorn Moon with the personal planets remarkably afflicted…. Sometimes so-called afflicted planets can lead to self control and a very advanced individual as in the case of Mahatma Gandhi or Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.

So…. gotta think things over when one sees hard aspects in a natal chart……..

sunstars,

It depends on where your interest lies. It stands to reason that if you desire resolution, clarity, then it is imperative to let go of all the old behavior and thinking and start afresh. Reacting to authority unintentionally develops into another form of authority (your own). It’s the same old repetition but packaged under a different label.

I love how J Krishnamurti addresses this conundrum……

Silent Observation

“…. How anxious we are to find an answer to our problems! We are so eager to find an answer that we cannot study the problem; it prevents our silent observation of the problem. The problem is the important thing, and not the answer. If we look for an answer, we will find it; but the problem will persist, for the answer is irrelevant to the problem. Our search is for an escape from the problem, and the solution is a superficial remedy, so there is no understanding of the problem. All problems arise from one source, and without understanding the source, any attempt to solve the problems will only lead to further confusion and misery. One must first be very clear that one’s intention to understand the problem is serious, that one sees the necessity of being free of all problems; for only then can the maker of problems be approached. Without freedom from problems, there can be no tranquillity; and tranquillity is essential for happiness, which is not an end in itself. As the pool is still when the breezes stop, so the mind is still with the cessation of problems. But the mind cannot be made still; if it is, it is dead, it is a stagnant pool. When this is clear, then the maker of problems can be observed. The observation must be silent and not according to any predetermined plan based on pleasure and pain.”

Continued…..

https://jkrishnamurti.org/content/series-i-chapter-49-problems-and-escapes

Sunstars, basically with prescription drug public insurance in Quebec most people pay a small fraction of the usual cost at the pharmacy. It can be less than 10%. You pay some of it back on your income tax if you have high income. It’s a real equalizer that saves lives. I appreciate it more and more as I grow older and need medication.

Also, thank you for your interest for my writings on this blog over the years, but I don’t remember most of it.

Jerry: I just re-read your post of 8:38 pm June 13 2021
Wow! before FULLY reading it I was gonna say Got It! But had to read it fully to the end.

So gonna read the next. It’s written at 1:58am on June 14 2021.

Maybe everyone else is asleep…. LOLOL!!!

Ummm Andre – what are you doing up in the middle of the night? Same as me……. haha

Ummm Andre – what are you doing up in the middle of the night? Same as me……. haha

Altho as you are in Quebec and I am in BC it might be early morning where you are

Sunstars,
Not everyone is diurnal.

Hi sunstars,

Ok. Very good. If as you say you understood the import of my earlier post after a second reading, the subsequent 1:58 am June 14th post may no longer be applicable. You can just ignore it.

Reiterating what was written earlier….

June 24th, 2021

1) The June 24th Full Moon at 3 ’28 Capricorn will oppose Bill Barr’s natal Uranus (3 ’11 Cancer). Some new incriminating evidence coming to light?

2) Mars at 8 ’09 Leo forms an exact sesquiquadrate to stationary Neptune at 23 ’12 Pisces and in close semi-square to Trump’s natal Sun 22 ’55 Gemini.

3) Trump’s Venus return (issues involving finances?) at 25 ’44 Cancer occurs on the 23rd; the previous day. Venus will then move on to form an exact opposition to Pluto (26 ’06 Capricorn). The nodes at 10 ’31 Gemini-Sagittarius (karmic imbalances?) in turn form a harsh sesquiquadrate to Pluto and semi-square to tr. Venus/Trump’s n. Venus. Based on the aspects, it’s entirely possible we may see some high profile indictments handed down around this time. Keep in mind, the June 24th Full Moon is a culmination of the June 10th solar eclipse which as we all know heavily impacted Trump’s chart.

Here’s the June 24th Full Moon chart for quick reference……

https://cafeastrology.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/full-moon-june-24-2021-capricorn.png

If something substantial were to come out of the Manhattan DA’s office towards the latter part of the month, Cyrus Vance jr has all the astrological support and credentials to do the job with natal Venus (26 ’02 Cancer) right on Trump’s Venus in opposition to tr. Pluto. Coincidentally, Vance jr shares the same birthday as Trump but 8 years apart – 14 June 1954 New York, New York. It’s the same Sun degree – 22 ’45 Gemini that will be buttressed by the Mars-Neptune sesquiquadrate on the 24th.In addition, Vance jr has a natal Mars-Jupiter opposition (5 ’36 Capricorn- 4 ’40 Cancer) that will be activated by the 6/24/2021 Full Moon.

Can Cyrus Vance, Jr., Nail Trump?

New Yorker
March 12, 2021

Insiders say that the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation has dramatically intensified since the former President left office. “It’s like night and day,” says one. According to another, “They mean business.”

Continued……..

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/03/22/can-cyrus-vance-jr-nail-trump

Jerry,

Well done! Your forecast for putting the big hurt on trump hits a sweet spot with me.

I realize my pathology when I state that I don’t think I’ll get a full night of good sleep until Cesar Disgustus and his minions are off the streets. My lust for schadenfreude is an embarrassment.

Will,
Key phrase: “AND HIS MINIONS!”

Will,

Schadenfreude: Pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune.

Embarrassed? Just sprinkle a little humor into it and you’ll be alright.

Here’s “Cesar Disgustus” finding himself challenged by a few insubordinates ………

Biggus Dickus – Monty Python, Life of Brian.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx_G2a2hL6U

Jerry, Eliseo,

Thank you for the absolution and empathy.

Will,
Is it really schadenfreude?
Or might it simply be the desire for justice?
In any case, neither the nation nor the world as a whole will be able to trust American leadership until orange man is gone, and his angry followers perceptions and emotions are sufficiently mollified.

How much would be sufficient? Hard to tell. I don’t think complete metanoia is required, nor even the basic attitude of goodwill toward all people. But if their fear, anger, and frustration were a tiger, it need not be domesticated, but perhaps merely tamed.

Eliseo,

“Or might it simply be the desire for justice?”

Good question.

The two are almost interchangeable in my mind;
Schadenfreude is perhaps a bit more passionate and satisfying.

Michael Cohen, former personal attorney to Donald J Trump in a May 28, 2021 Raw Story interview…….

“I really do believe like within the next 30 to 60 days, you’re going to start seeing some of the — we’ll call them low hanging fruit — indictments, you know, like Barry Weisselberg [Manager of Trump’s Central Park Wollman Rink] and Allen Weisselberg [CFO of the Trump organization].”

The Mars-Uranus-Saturn t square in early July could be the catalyst as it will be forming a grand cross square to Allen Weisselberg’s Saturn/Pluto conj. Will Weisselberg flip?

This mornings New York Times article seems to bear out the impression that charges may indeed come as early as this summer……

Trump Exec At Center of NY Tax Probe Could Face Charges This Summer: Report

The Hill
June 15, 2021

Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer, could face charges as soon as this summer, as the Manhattan district attorney’s office signals it’s entering the final stages of a criminal tax investigation into the executive, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.

People with knowledge of the matter told the Times that a grand jury has been hearing evidence against Weisselberg, a longtime confidant of former President Trump. Prosecutors have reportedly obtained Weisselberg’s official tax returns.

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr.’s office has been trying to use the tax investigation to pressure Weisselberg into cooperating with its broader investigation into Trump, but for now, he appears to have rebuffed its efforts, the Times reported.

Continued…….

https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/558634-ex-trump-exec-at-center-of-ny-tax-probe-could-face-charges-this

On closer examination (just rambling here – don’t mind me)…..,

The June 24th aspects as described, could that be a preliminary build-up to the July 2nd date of actual indictments?

The July 2nd chart has Mercury at 19 Gemini activating the June 10th solar eclipse/Mercury conjunction (the location of Trump’s stellium of natal planets). The Mercury component is significant in that it re-evaluates a persons status quo, their standing in the world.

“…….Eclipses aspecting Mercury: How do you define yourself? Usually, it begins with a name. Then, with your rank in the family pecking order, on the playground, in the workplace. Finally, numbers (grades in school, age, numbers on a paycheck) define you. When eclipses aspect natal Mercury, the god of definition, prepare for a change in your name, rank, or serial number – and for a change in how you define yourself. Mercury is the storyteller, so maybe it’s time to rewrite the story of your life.”

Extracted from “Eclipse Aspects to Natal Planets: The Narrative of Change” by April Elliot Kent

The other thought that came to mind is that Friday evening July 2nd is the beginning of a long July 4th holiday weekend (Monday July 5th is a bank holiday). If mass arrests and indictments were to occur over this weekend, it would be the ideal time, as it would minimize the risk of a free-fall in financial markets. This is the very same scenario one tarot reader saw happening pertaining to the arrest of Donald Trump. That it would occur over a long extended weekend.

The latest from Bill Herbs on Pluto and Neptune in America:

https://www.billherbst.com/Comm255.pdf

Jerry,

Thank you for posting April Kent’s musing about aspects to Mercury, “the Storyteller” of the zodiac. I’ve noticed a predictable pattern in your astrological musings; you invite readers to enter a state of wonder and curiosity and entertain possibilities of outcomes only after you offer a thorough and accurate level of astrological calculus. Your rhetoric leaves the reader with a spirit of inquiry and speculation vs. rigid dogma. Thank you.

Frank,

Thank you for posting the Bill Herbst article – I have not read his work for quite some time but always have high regard for his brilliant writing.

Neptune is doing a number on my mars/venus conjunction at 22 53 and 24 46 Pisces (Neptune is at 23 10 Pisces today – and will be stationing then retrograding — the latter will be good, I hope).

I just am losing my ability to get things done — and I have a physical problem that has gotten stuck, but I am swimming a little bit every day, so that’s good, And I find myself being empathetic, understanding and compassionate in a wise Piscean way – but still standing up for myself — and also tired, and needing a little more rest and sleep. I’m also somewhat cranky — but Jupiter is still conjunct my sun, injecting some sunshine into the whole thing. I hope you guys don’t mind me sharing. As with all astro transits, I’m living a new and unique experience.

Sharon

“I just am losing my ability to get things done”

I so empathize. Its conjunct my Mercury in Pisces. Its as if I am in a fugue.

Meditate to ground ourselves. This too shall pass.

Thanks, Will. That makes 4 of us here affected directly by Neptune (and mercury went retrograde at the degree that squared neptune last week): you, me, Eliseo, and Sunstars (both of them talked about their Pisces degrees here so I feel ok bringing it up).

Anybody else?

Hey Sharon K,
As I recall, Sunstars natal Sun conjuncts my natal pisces Moon. She stated the specific number of degrees here on the blog, I believe on the previous thread. But yes, surely there are others heavily affected right now by Neptune, and the Mercury & Saturn retrogrades.

Speaking of Neptune, yesterday afternoon, both my sister-in-law and I had near simultaneous visitation dreams with my recently disceased brother. She is in Texas and as you know, I am in WA State.

Meanwhile, I think we are all, waiting, waiting, waiting for Godot, i.e. for the next and following shoes to drop in the investigations of Trump, his organization, and the Jan. 6th insurrectionists. I believe we are probably experiencing the “calm before the storm.” Anticipating violence and chaos rendered by Trumpists, post-indictments and post-arrests is not at all implausible.

Sharon,

Shifting the attention away from the personal for a moment, I have long wondered if the present Neptune transit may be related to the CORONA VIRUS pandemic. Neptune does sometimes correlate to virus types of illnesses (the gaseous state).

We tend to forget that Neptune is currently in opposition to the US Neptune (22 ’25 Virgo) and is about to re-trace its steps when Neptune stations retrograde on June 25th. Tr. Neptunes’ exact opposition to the US Neptune occurred in early May of this year, just about the time when the upsurge in COVID 19 US cases began to decline although new more problematic viral strains came into evidence. Could we have a set-back in the next month or so after Neptune shifts into retrograde motion (a revisit to the past)? Recall that it was the January 12th, 2020 Pluto/Saturn conjunction (22 ’47 Capricorn) that some astrologers contend was the catalyst that sparked the Corona Virus crisis on to the world stage. With tr. Neptune’s sextile to this degree, we should consider whether this debilatating influence could undermine our efforts in containing the virus.

What We Know About The Covid-19 Delta Variant First Found In India/ CNN June 10, ’21

“…….Previously, the CDC had considered the Delta variant to be a variant of interest. The World Health Organization classified the Delta variant as a variant of concern on May 10. The CDC estimates it accounted for 9.9 per cent of cases in the US as of June 5. By June 13, it accounted for 10.3 per cent of cases, according to the website outbreak.info, which tracks variants. The Delta variant could be the dominant strain in the US within a month, the CNN report warned.”

Consulting non conventional sources on the matter, a number of psychics are sensing something is imminent with our artificially propped up economy. Another COVID 19 debacle/wave could result in a serious economic crash in the near future………

Eerie Prophecy On Coronavirus: Here Is What Sylvia Browne Predicted For 2020

Sylvia Browne, in her book – End of Days: Predictions and Prophecies About the End of the World, predicts the end of the stock market

An eerie prophecy on the coronavirus pandemic is trending online. Sylvia Browne, in her book – End of Days: Predictions and Prophecies About the End of the World, apparently predicted the outbreak.

“In around 2020 a severe pneumonia-like illness will spread throughout the globe, attacking the lungs and the bronchial tubes and resisting all known treatments. Almost more baffling than the illness itself will be the fact that it will suddenly vanish as quickly as it arrived, attack again 10 years later, and then disappear completely,” the book reads.

Until her death in 2013, Browne – as a psychic – had a huge following.

Continued……

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/trends/eerie-prophecy-on-coronavirus-here-is-what-sylvia-browne-predicted-for-2020-5029411.html

Covid Again Economy Crash Prepare

Video: 25 min 18 sec

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

Thanks Sharon K for remembering my Sun sign degree.

And Eliseo, I had a dream of my beautiful sister who passed away March 4 1994; this dream a couple days ago. I don’t ever remember dreaming of her in all these years. …. I texted my brother-in-law….. They met when she was 14 and he was 15. He has never remarried…

When I am befuddled or in a fugue, I ask myself what the purpose is…. what is Neptune trying to teach me?

Haha! So far I’m not clear on that… but we all have about a year and a half to make progress in understanding what Neptune wants us to know so we can move forward …. Although with Neptune our demands to “move forward” and try to capture Neptune in a box WE envision is silly, right?

The indictments are coming.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/17/trump-organization-allen-weisselberg-new-york-grand-jury

I expect we’ll know more about Trump’s dealings with the law when Mercury goes direct on Tuesday.

Will,

Re: Your June 16th 11:56 am post

Thank you for the kind compliment. I equally enjoy your contribution (and the others as well). Such wit, intelligence and sweeping bravado in your no holds barred commentary. It’s refreshing. The only thing missing in this blog is our wonderful host Nancy. She has such a consummate understanding of astrology and how it all works. I miss her invaluable input.

I wrote about Joe Manchin here a little while ago, predicting (with the caveat that I’m only a dabbler) that he will budge on the filibuster by March of next year. News today suggests that he is opening up to changing the filibuster in ways that would shift the focus from 60 to 40 or 41, requiring debate pertinent to the topic. Apparently, he is also shifting on voting rights.

Today, Uranus is in an exact square to his Pluto. His Pluto is also a half degree past exact opposition from Saturn which was exact May 23.

Manchin has a natal Saturn-Pluto conjunction by 1.3 degrees in Leo. Jan. 15 2022 Saturn will again be exact opposition to his Pluto. Additionally, Jan. 26 Saturn will be in exact opposition to his natal Saturn. He is and has been under a lot of pressure to shift on the filibuster and on voting rights and infrastructure. It looks like in January he will be under even more pressure and I’m guessing that by March we will see some interesting legislation that could be passed on those issues, but especially on the filibuster.

Thanks, Sunstars. Neptune transited my 1 Pisces sun and my 15 Pisces Jupiter and those did not seem bad, but this one is particularly difficult, maybe because my 10th house mars & venus are involved together, at least a good part of the time. Well, we all have the karma we’ve created. Anyway, it helps to compare notes so I’ll let you know when I figure out what I have to learn and I’m very interested in what others are experiencing and finding out. I know Neptune is about compassion, intuition, and dissolution (boundaries dissolving). Right now it feels like I supposed to switch from a material to a spiritual emphasis. It’s hard to let go of the material aspects of life, especially the body, health, achievement, rewards.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I feel this coming event, although symbolic, is far more important than we realize. It feels like a positive portent to me.

Little Lady Liberty: France Is Sending The U.S. A Second, Smaller Statue Of Liberty
June 10, 20212:41 PM ET
Excerpts:
“One hundred thirty-five years after gifting the original Lady Liberty, France is sending a second, smaller Statue of Liberty across the Atlantic just in time for America’s July Fourth festivities. The bronze sibling statue, nicknamed the “little sister,” has been in France since its completion in 2009.”

“The statue has a lot to look up to in her big sister. Standing at 9 feet and weighing nearly 1,000 pounds, the replica is one-sixteenth the size of the original.”

“On June 19, the smaller sibling will board a shipping vessel in Le Havre, a port in Normandy, bound for New York Harbor and will be erected across from the original on Ellis Island after a nine-day voyage. Starting on June 20, its journey to New York can even be followed live online.”

“Both statues will stand facing one another from July 1-5, and then the smaller one will be taken to Washington, D.C., to be installed at the French ambassador’s residence. The “little sister” will be unveiled there beginning July 14, Bastille Day, and remain there for 10 years.”

The entire story can be found at:
https://www.npr.org/2021/06/10/1005110512/little-lady-liberty-france-is-sending-the-u-s-a-second-smaller-statue-of-liberty

I feel it’s very significant, too, Eliseo. As a child, we often passed Lady Liberty when we traveled from NJ to go to the beach at Coney Island! What a great place that was. I was always on the look out for the very bright aquamarine blue statue standing there alone in the ocean (not realizing it was oxidized copper, it’s true material). Glimpsing it was one of the things about that trip that really made my day! By the way, you all will be glad to hear that I got a little tough with myself and started getting things done again today. It will be a constant effort but if Lady Liberty can stand there in NY Harbor all those years, a shining example of beauty, strength and freedom, I can try a little harder. I hope you are all feeling well <3

Another significant story, this one having to do with the issue of transparency. By end of June Intelligence officials are required to present a public, declassified report to Congress on what we know and don’t know about unidentified aerial phenomena.

The officials and officers involved are NOT asserting the objects are “alien crafts” from beyond the solar system, but do not rule this and other possibilities out. They do positively assert whatever they are, they are NOT secret experimental US technology. The concern as expressed by Sen. Marco Rubio and many others is whether or not these objects which regularly enter our airspace and appear to be watching our military exercises, are experimental craft developed by our adversaries.

After so many decades of denial, it stands to reason that if our government can honestly present whatever facts we can establish on this issue, might we in time, as a society also be able to address other issues of more esoteric nature?

What Can We Expect From the Pentagon’s UFO Report?
By Matt Stieb
https://www.google.com/amp/s/nymag.com/intelligencer/amp/article/pentagon-ufo-report-what-we-know.html

Sharon K,
I too am trying a bit harder to get things done. It has been a real struggle for me these last few weeks.

Threats to the US and to democracy in our past have been external. The threats now in association with our looming Pluto return and 2028 Uranus return are very much internal. Perhaps at no time in our history since the time of the Founders, have we needed friends more.

Personally, I am deeply moved by this gesture from the people of France. It denotes their confidence in us. It betokens their faith that we as Americans will overcome the Trumpist, fascist, racist ideologies within our body politic, that our democracy will prevail over these demonic forces. Their confidence and faith should embolden and strengthen our faith in ourselves, shaken though it may be, by Trump and the events of his time in office.

The RICO Act

Passed in 1970, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is a federal law designed to combat organized crime in the United States. It allows prosecution and civil penalties for racketeering activity performed as part of an ongoing criminal enterprise.
___________________________________________

“Shock & Awe” on or around July 2nd? It appears to be the most logical time frame. Here are the details involved in the RICO act…………

Trump ‘Acts Like A Mafioso’: Why NY’s AG May Treat The Trump Organization Like A Mob Racket In Its Criminal Inquiry, According To Legal Experts

Business Insider
May 22, 2021

*The Trump Org and CFO Allen Weisselberg are facing criminal probes from New York’s attorney general.

*As part of those investigations, prosecutors could pursue racketeering charges under RICO laws.

*Legal experts told Insider about how RICO laws could come into play.

The New York attorney general’s office announced this week that it was conducting criminal investigations into the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg.

Continued…….

tinyurl.com/6c8nc8fw

Indicting Entire Trump Org?: Key New York Law Makes It Possible

Video: 9 min 38 sec

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

TEST

Here’s another shortened URL link for the above article….

shorturl.at/hvwS4

If that link doesn’t work, this is the original link:

https://www.businessinsider.in/politics/world/news/trump-acts-like-a-mafioso-why-nys-ag-may-treat-the-trump-organization-like-a-mob-racket-in-its-criminal-probe-according-to-legal-experts/articleshow/82841580.cms

More details on the RICO law as it applies to the Trump Org.

Bankrupting Trump? Legal Insider Behind Mafia Law Rattling Trump

Video: 7 min 52 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m33e55aoFjw

Jerry,
A pal of mine whom I’ve known since childhood is former FBI, but presently a practicing attorney. From early on in the Trump administration, he has been saying we need to use the RICO act against Trump and his business organization.

Another close friend and colleague, who happens to be a former businessman and former Republican has for several years (even before the Trump presidency) been saying the entire Republican party has been operating as a mafia style criminal organization, therefore should be taken down through RICO.

So far I’ve heard no mention of the money laundering the Trump org has been doing for decades for the Russians. I’m curious as to why that might be. It is logical the money laundering would be an important link in the chain implicating at least one of Trump’s motivations for collusion with the Russians. I’m wondering if all that will remain hidden as part of the strategy for improving relations with Russia.

Hi Eliseo,

Secrecy may be the key here. How else to conduct a clandestine operation whose subject of interest is under investigation? I think the Feds are doing an excellent job in not giving away their hand. Remember, Cy Vance’s office has had both Trump and Weisselberg’s tax returns in their possession for some time now. That along with former Trump attorney’s Michael Cohen and Rudy Giuliani’s treasure trove of seized records, it shouldn’t be too difficult to follow the money trail. I think they are waiting for the opportune moment. The July 2nd Mars-Uranus-Saturn t square is activating Trump’s progressed Pluto (12 Leo) and progressed Moon at the far midpoint (27 Virgo). It’s all very calculated. Timing is everything…….

Trump’s Business Partners Allegedly Involved In Human Trafficking, Mafia Matters, Probable Money Laundering

Forbes
Aug 20, 2020

A new report from the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence offers a damning portrait of the people Donald Trump chose as his partners for potential projects in Russia. They include individuals with alleged connections to the mob, to Vladimir Putin and to human trafficking.

The group would comprise an extraordinary list of associates for any international businessman, let alone for the sitting president of the United States.

Continued……

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2020/08/20/trumps-business-partners-allegedly-involved-in-human-trafficking-mafia-matters-probable-money-laundering/?sh=f332123610db

Jerry,
Good point about the secrecy.
My Dad (and many others) used to say one of the better ways you can judge a man’s character is by the company he keeps. The Forbes list was short compared to what I’ve seen in the past, but consitent with all other lists. So far, I don’t think we’ve encountered even one honest person with whom DJT has regularly done business.

Wake call for Manchin –

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/18/politics/mitch-mcconnell-joe-manchin/index.html

Mitch McConnell just blew up Joe Manchin’s bipartisan dream
Chris Cillizza
Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large

Updated 9:48 AM ET, Fri June 18, 2021

(CNN)Bipartisanship is a two-way street.

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, who has made working across the aisle his North Star, learned that lesson the hard way on Thursday afternoon, when Senate Minority Leader shut down any chance of a bipartisan compromise on election and voting reform. “States, not the federal government, should decide how to run their own elections,” McConnell said, indicating that he expected all 50 Republican senators to oppose Manchin’s election reform proposal, which the West Virginia Democrat has offered as a more narrowly focused alternative to the “For the People” Act proposed and backed by Senate and House Democratic leaders. Which, if McConnell can keep his conference together, means that Manchin’s bipartisan push — at least on voting and election reform — is dead. And makes Manchin’s assertion that Republicans would meet him halfway seem considerably too optimistic.
Remember that it was Manchin who wrote — earlier this month in an op-ed in the Charleston Gazette Mail — this of bipartisanship:
“Yes, this process can be frustrating and slow. It will force compromises that are not always ideal. But consider the alternative. Do we really want to live in an America where one party can dictate and demand everything and anything it wants, whenever it wants?” Which, yes, in an ideal world, he is right. But as you may have noticed over the last, say, decade, we are not in that ideal world. Or anywhere close to it…To be clear: Manchin is unlikely to be deterred by this swing-and-miss on bipartisanship. He represents a state where he is likely the only Democrat who could possibly be elected to a Senate seat — and he knows it.
Working across the aisle, or at least the appearance of doing so, then is very, very good politics for him. Far better, in fact, than being seen as the key vote that turns liberal priorities into laws. Which means Manchin will continue to grind away in pursuit of the dream of bipartisanship. The problem, at least at the moment, is that he doesn’t currently have a willing partner to meet him halfway (or anywhere close).

Wake up call, that is…

Thanks Sharon for posting that. Because of his positioning as a kind of fulcrum he is a compelling figure for me and he alone could move Biden’s agenda, or kill it. His transits show he is under enormous stress now, and clearly the pressure keeps building for him to budge and come down off his high horse; as well as pressure from the right in his state to stand firm. This pressure will come back for him in January and I think by March we may see some progress.

The Catholic Bishops have voted to withhold Holy Communion from politicians who support abortion rights, with a focus on Biden. Biden does not personally support abortion but doesn’t want to determine or even disparage other people’s choices. The Bishops want him to shove an an anti-abortion edict down everyone’s throats and I believe they’ve overstepped this time and they will be rebuked, maybe even by the Pope. Pelosi is my Congresswoman and I’m certain she will have a lot to say about this.

https://www.kron4.com/news/national/u-s-catholic-bishops-ok-steps-toward-possible-rebuke-of-biden-over-abortion-stance

Sorry folks, the actual document from the Bishops on Communion hasn’t been written…yet. More fun on the horizon for those of us with any ties to that religion.

Jerry, regarding the long July 4th weekend
(your June 16th, 2021 at 7:55 am post)

Not an indictment but it’s something…

Federal judge Linda Parker ordered Sidney ‘release the Kraken’ Powell and other attorneys who had represented President Donald Trump in an election results dispute last year to appear in court at 2 p.m. July 6…for a sanctions hearing.

https://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2021/06/18/trump-election-attorneys-sanction-detroit-michigan/7744630002/

Is anyone here familiar with astrologer, Patricia Morimando?

She authored the book,
The Neptune Effect: the astropsychological effects of Neptune transits.
The first edition was published by Samuel Weiser, Jan. 1, 1979 and consists of 80 pages. Unfortunately, a new copy is pretty expensive, $54.95 at Amazon, although used copies are somewhat more affordable.

Also unfortunately, my budget is pretty tight right now, and I am hesitant to buy an expensive book without knowing a bit more as to the quality of the contents. Has anyone here read this little tome? Also, can anyone recommend any other books or other essays helpful to understanding Neptune’s effects, particularly on our sanity?

During our Am Civil War, the primary bones of contention were:
(A) differing views as to the innate and true inner nature of Black people and White people, and consequently what their proper roles in the social hiearchy should be.
(B) whether states had the right to secede under the aegis of the US Constitution.

Otherwise, the two sides did not disagree on basic facts. Knowledge itself was not politicized. Medical theory and practice were not politicized. Climate and weather were not politicized. Nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs were not politicized! Nowadays even our freaking genitalia are politicized!

I realize other planetary influences are at work here. But I do not recall a time in which so many citizens have simultaneously been so crazy, and nihilistic. I feel I need to understand more about Neptune transits, not just for personal reasons, but also to understand this odd era of history we are living through.

If any of you have astrological, sociological, psychological, or historical insights you would like to share as to why we are so crazy right now, I would certainly like to hear them. Convinced as I am, apart from our Pluto and Uranus returns, that Neptune is the key here, if any think otherwise, please let me know. Many Thanks in advance!

Hi Peter,

Interesting development. At last there is some legal recourse and push back to those groundless election fraud claims.

Trump is planning a MAGA rally around the July 4th holiday. Where exactly the venue is to take place remains to be determined. Is Trump surreptitiously seeking to stir up chaos as a diversion to his pending court cases?

Of more serious concern, is the rapid rise in the Delta virus strain presently engulfing the US, England and India. It is 50 per cent more transmissible then the ordinary COVID 19 virus making it much more difficult to contain…….

Delta Variant Jumps 33,630 In A Week, Making Up Nearly All COVID-19 Cases In UK

The Hindu
June 18, 2021

The number of Delta variant infections has jumped by 33,630 in a week to hit a total of 75,953 in the UK, with the highly transmissible variant first identified in India now making up 99% of all COVID-19 cases in the country, health officials said on Friday.

Continued……

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/delta-variant-jumps-33630-in-a-week-making-up-nearly-all-covid-19-cases-in-uk/article34850060.ece

The US President is trying to put a positive spin on it, but the threat to the US economy if we were to enter into a second lockdown would be catastrophic…..

Biden Says It’s ‘Unlikely’ Delta Variant Will Cause U.S. Lockdown but Won’t Rule It Out

Newsweek
June 18, 2021

https://www.newsweek.com/biden-says-its-unlikely-delta-variant-will-cause-us-lockdown-wont-rule-it-out-1602181

Sharon K,
Here’s hoping you & Myron, et.al. are faring well through the storm.
Also, same hopes for anyone else on this blog in harms way of the Gulf coast storm.
For all in the Southwest or South who are experiencing drought and record heat, may you be well protected in whatever cool shade is available, be it natural or artificial.

Yes, we are fine in NOLA although some of the surrounding lower areas near the coast (like Slidell) had flooding and I haven’t checked out MS and AL yet but I think they had some “weather” and flooding. The South isn’t in a drought (or has even had record heat- yet) as much as the SW and West where there are areas labeled extremely and exceptionally dry on the U.S. drought map and record-breaking (or matching) temperatures. I feel so bad for the animals and wish planes could fly overhead raining down water on them. Thank you for asking, Eliseo, and, yes, may all beings being safe and comfortable and protected from suffering and pain.

https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

Happy Father’s Day to all who are fathers, whether physically or in spirit. Today is a day to honor the wonderful loving, giving, nurturing qualities in all men!

Sharon,

I read that since Hurricane Katrina some $15 billion has been invested into upgrading, rebuilding and improving the levees, flood gates, pumps and other safeguards to protect the city from flooding. New Orleans is in a much better state of preparation now. That’s reassuring.

On an entirely different matter……… I had been noticing that there seems to be so very little activity in this blog lately. Is that an indication that readership has dropped significantly? If so, perhaps Nancy’s conspicuous absence may have something to do with it. I’m sure there are legitimate reasons behind Nancy’s decision to not regularly post as in the past. But I think I can speak for the others in saying that we do miss her wonderful, insightful participation.

Jerry
I think many of us are still here, reading and processing. I for one, just am not as articulate as some who write here. I love looking at the big picture and find everyone’s writings very helpful. I too, am in my late 60’s and identify with alot that has been expressed here as of late. Perhaps we are missing Barb’s perspective, and of course, Nancy’s. I do hope they are both fairing well. I think of Barb every time I read the blog and can’t help wondering what has happened to her.

Laura, as Eliseo would say – “I concur” 100% with what you just wrote. At the same time, although things have slowed down, I am still glad there is as much traffic as there is. Jerry, barbk’s absence does have something to do with it, as she posted prodigiously (I am still in awe of how much her mind could process and hold). Nancy never does post that much so I trust she will when she has something to say. We can only pray that both these wonderful human beings are peaceful, happy and well.

Jerry, the ironic thing about them fixing the levees (which is very reassuring and great) is that the one place they are not finished is at the actual location of the Army Corp of Engineers buildings (as I found out last week in the local paper, to my shock and dismay), which is on the MS River levee in my neighborhood, so, potentially, if they don’t finish it before the hurricanes get started in late July, my neighborhood could flood. After living in S. FL for almost 30 yrs and NOLA for almost 20, I have to remain optimistic but I am always a little nervous from June 1 to Nov 30.

I also wanted to also check in with Sunstars (& Eliseo) today and tell you that I am beginning to understand the Neptune effect and can see the positive aspects to it, probably because today is a good day. And that’s probably because I was fairly active the last few days and responded positively to all interactions with others. Because on my not-so-good days (most mornings, until I overcome the emotions related to my physical situation) – Neptune sucks. I think it’s Neptune’s effects that may be what is allowing me to keep going and respond with a little more understanding, control, patience and compassion to others when I might react at other times defensively, competitively, and even with anger (that strong Aq mercury opp my Leo moon/pluto and the Pisces sensitivity?). Why? Because I am seeing that all the comforts in life (physical, material, emotional) are not permanent and we have to let go anyway so now is as good a time as any to start letting go a bit of attachments, such as to getting the positive result I want, and flow with the punches. This approach may be helping me receive an even more positive response from others.

Im still here too – just lots going on, as well as not feeling very verbal. I too am in a process of going with the flow and letting go.
Thanks to those who are “keeping the home fires burning”
Much love to all.

I think we all miss BarbK’s presence. I really do wish we knew what was going on with her, and wherever she is wish her good health & wellness.

I suspect the reason the blog “traffic” has slowed is probably because of fatigue. We’ve been overextended. From four years of Trump and over one year of the covid pandemic we are simply worn out. Posting here uses our emotional and mental energies. The man, and his followers, and the virus just plain wore us all out, and most here are probably relieved a competent, sane, empathic, caring Democrat is now in charge. Having a Dem president has been enough to allow us to take a breather so as to regain our energies.

Personally, I’m also “gobsmacked” by the number of people behaving so crazily in the in context of such a dangerous double contagion. We have the covid contagion itself, plus a contagion of politically inspired nihilism. Both have taken our breath away. Without “breath” it’s really hard to find words appropriate or even relevant in the face of such suicidally absurd behaviour. No words uttered. No words posted here, or on paper or any screen.

If our prognostications are correct, and as indictments and arrests of the principals begin and increase, so probably will comments here increase. The “traffic” will be flowing again. If you are feeling what I’m feeling, we are waiting for justice to he rendered. We are waiting for the next set of shoes to be dropped. Therefore more silence.

Meanwhile, let Nancy have the break she deserves. I’m sure she is at least as overwhelmed by circumstances and events as the rest of us. Those with more intelligence, knowledge, developed intuition, reason and sensitivity are bound to be more overwhelmed, as they see more, understand more, and feel it all more deeply. She is obviously in that category. Let us be respectful to her, and grateful for the several years of penetrating and learned astro-commentary and analyses of our times she has so kindly and deftly provided.

It’s her blog. She pays for and maintains it. We are all in her debt for the many benefits it has provided us. Let us be thankful for this space in which so many of us have found friends, inspiration, sanity, and solace.

If and/or when she offers another essay I will be thrilled. If she doesn’t, I’m fine with that too. I’m grateful she allows us to continue these conversations. Let us allow whatever time and space Nancy needs for her own purposes. She deserves our respect and more.

off topic tidbit from the news today:

While the US has been experiencing extra high temperatures, Antarctica has just recorded 10 deg lower than record low – at minus 89.6 Celsius
Glad Im not there!!!

Hi Eliseo,

No one is suggesting that Nancy should or must resume her commentaries. I am sure we are all in agreement that we respect her privacy. My observation was simply that her presence was missed and was wondering if the lack of activity on this blog correlates to her absence. Kiwi and Sharon responded and characterized the situation quite well. And of course the appreciation for this blog cannot be overstated. There are other blogs and Facebook discussion groups I participate in, but on the subject of astrology, this one is definitely unique.

Sorry. Forgot to mention Laura Willow’s remarks. Her response was equally appreciated.

Weighing in —also actively reading and processing the amazing posts on this blog, and continue to be grateful to Nancy for this venue. Miss barbk and others, but certainly appreciate everyone’s writings— Eliseo, Kiwi, Jerry, Sharon K, Will, Andre, Frank, Sunstars, etc., etc. You give me a much-needed break from the torment I’ve been living through the past 2 years. (Last year Pluto/Mars/Saturn squared Natal Sun, and now Pluto opposes Natal Moon and will do that for another year). I am caregiver now for elderly parents, no help from siblings, my mother has dementia and way too hard to handle, breaks my heart to watch her abuse my father. Transiting Neptune is conjunct my Progressed Moon — not sure if that contributes to this mess. Anyway, your thought-provoking postings definitely help me get me through these rough days, thanks to all of you! I totally agree that four years of tRump wore us out, then covid, and it’s all still biting us! Ignorance is rampant, and watching elected Rethugicans obstruct and obstruct makes me cringe and lose hope. When oh when will Mitch McConnell go away??!!!! I know in my heart this country needs an “evolution” and hoping the Pluto Return ushers in positive changes, but it’s hard to live through right now. Peace and love to all!!

Eliseo,

“I suspect the reason the blog “traffic” has slowed is probably because of fatigue. We’ve been overextended. From four years of Trump and over one year of the covid pandemic we are simply worn out. Posting here uses our emotional and mental energies. The man, and his followers, and the virus just plain wore us all out, and most here are probably relieved a competent, sane, empathic, caring Democrat is now in charge. Having a Dem president has been enough to allow us to take a breather so as to regain our energies.”

Voila Elesio. You nailed it.

At the risk of coming off as blunt, I do not believe Barb is on this plane any longer. For her to have ceased posting so precipitously did not square with her personality. She posted compulsive over the last year or so. For me, her musings got very difficult to track with respect to time; she went backward and forward, around and around and up and down with so many loosely-defined references and planets and centaurs and interpretations that I could no longer follow her logic. Her writing was voluminous and prodigious to the point that I sensed she was struggling to ground her cognitions. I sensed she may have been struggling with some sort of organic dysfunction. At times I felt she made this blog her full-time job.

Barb, if you are reading this and wish I that I would choke myself, I wouldn’t blame you one bit. I believe you have taken leave of this dimension. My hope is that you are surrounded by comfort and beautiful energy.

Regarding Starlight; I spoke at length with Nancy several weeks ago. She needs this break for however long she needs it – but I too very much miss her penetrating insights, poetic interpretations and elegant calculations. I so look forward to her returning from her self-imposed sabbatical. I was secretly hoping she might post a Summer Solstice USA chart.

Marija,

You are contending with ‘the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.” I am humbled by your suffering.
I send you strength and forbearance. We are indeed all suffering from an overwhelming level of willful ignorance and mass delusions. It is exhausting and at times seems to overwhelm. But we continue to lean into this confounding and confusing haze in spite of it.

I hope you make certain to take some time for yourself.Compassion-fatigue is real and it can be a threat to your own health.

Hi Will,

Thanks for filling in the details. Nancy has been diligently and consistently sharing her astrological knowledge on the prevailing political winds for over twenty years. A much needed break is certainly in order and understandable.

Well said, Eliseo.

I miss Barbk, too. I wish her all the best, wherever she currently is. She really did hold things down here, even as Nancy began to step back from her more frequent posts and involvement in discussions. Her wisdom and insights have been invaluable, and she has been such a steady and comforting presence in the face of such uncertainty and outright chaos.

Also, don’t forget everyone that the GWBush years, especially his unexpected reelection over John Kerry, really took a toll on Nancy. And think, that was actually pretty mild by comparison to what we have all just been through with the stupid orange buffoon!

I say give Nancy her space. She’ll post when she feels up to it, or not. And maybe Barbk will pop back in, or not. In the meantime, there’s plenty of us still around, and others who will come and go. Even if Barbk has physically departed from this plane, I’m sure she would want others to pick up the torch and run with it in her absence, and same for Nancy.

I don’t always have time to post a lot myself, but do when I can, when I feel inspired. I’m usually lurking about at least. And also, these past four years, and especially the last one for me have been pretty hard ones. And we’re not done yet by any means. 2021 feels like a brief interlude and a chance to catch our collective breath before the 3 exact hits and aftermath of the imminent US Pluto Return I’m sure we will all have much more to talk about!

Hi Jerry.
I agree very much with your 11:33 pm post.

Through the last few threads, several had expressed disappointment that Nancy has not put forth another of her beautifully written essays. But I was not suggesting anyone here had crossed any red line of propriety. I was merely expressing my “take” on the matter. No offense intended toward anyone.

BTW, I do not believe the lack of activity on this blog is related to the recent abscence of Nancy’s essays. As I wrote above, I sense simple fatigue in myself and in everyone else here. The Trump years have been traumatic for many sensitive souls, including myself. And the bitter truth is we are still not done with him.

To many of us the most shocking facts of the rise and fall of Donald John Trump are not his sexism and racism, not his lewd, crude, rude, vulgar attitudes, statements, and behaviors, nor his profound, maniacal self centerdness, and narcissim, nor his casual criminality, nor his unprecedented ignorance, and incompetence.

The most shocking and disheartening revelations from his two presidential campaigns, presidency, and two impeachment attempts are (1) the profuse number of devotees who believe in him and continue to follow him despite his obvious moral, psychological and unbusinesslike deficits, and (2) his extraordinarily charismatic delusionality, his ability to get millions to accept and fervently believe in his delusions and lies.

Each of those is a hard gut punch into our beliefs in ourselves, our Americanism, our faith in democracy. We are traumatized, and the threat of Trumpism remains. We are in shock, realizing a smoother, more polished wannabe tyrant might have succeeded in the abolition and disposal of our democracy. We live with the knowledge this terrible process is not over. We are astonished, benumbed in the realization more domestic political violence is very probable, that we could lose the coming and current struggle as easily as we might win it.

Yes. We are now more quiet. And I believe all of the above reasons are why. We are tired. We’ve been traumatized. We are apprehensive. We face what appears to loom as a very ugly and bitter struggle for justice and recovery after a long season of national betrayal and willful, deliberate poisoning of our body politic.

But I am grateful. I am thankful for all of you who post here. We are blessed to have this “beneath the radar” forum of communication. It is gratifying to me to be in the company of so many similarly minded and kindred spirits, so many of whom possess astute and discerning minds.

Marija,
I sympathize and empathize with your situation. I was the caretaker for my mother until she died, with very little help from other family members. After that, mine was the burden of disposing of her estate. It took years. Also, I know for a fact there are others here; I won’t mention names in respect to their privacy, who are enduring similar circumstances to your own.

May your torment lessen, and relief visit you often. May you have joy, pleasure and happiness. (It took a long time for me to learn that pleasure was as equally important as joy.)

RE: Addison Mitchell McConnell III
Will indeed he be gone from government?
He was born February 20, 1942 in Sheffield, Alabama. Does anyone have a birth time for him?

Eliseo, Marjorie Orr just did an update on Mitch McConnell, though she didn’t have a birth time: https://star4cast.com/mitch-mcconnell-winning-is-the-only-thing/

To everyone else, I really appreciate your posts. I lurk occasionally, but don’t post mostly because I’m not an astrologer. I agree that the last 4-5 years with Trump and supporters plus the pandemic have taken a toll on everyone. I’m grateful those who have the energy to post are keeping the fire embers going for the rest of us, and trust it will revive in time. I wish those who need a breather all they need now. It’s still a comfort for me to come here.

Many thanks to Nancy for continuing to host the site.

American Leadership In Crisis? – The Chiron Factor

Just finished watching a fascinating CNN 2 hour documentary entitled:

CNN Special Report: Assault on Democracy: The Roots of Trump’s Insurrection

The introduction reads as follows…..

January 6th was a day that rocked America, shaking the foundations of our political system, casting doubt on our ability to move forward and threatening our own elections. Was it an aberration or are we facing new and bigger problems in its aftermath? In a compelling two-hour special, CNN’s Drew Griffin examines the events of January 6th, 2020, when Americans from all around the country, descended on, and broke into, the U.S. Capitol building, assaulted police, and sent the vice president and members of Congress into hiding. And although the attempted coup was over in a few hours, there are still millions of Americans who believe in the propaganda messaging, that those who stormed the Capitol were right, as they hope to put Donald Trump back in office to fight their perceived enemies.
_______________________________________

So, the recent Trump announcement that he will be re-instated into office by August does raise ones curiosity. Will his rhetoric provide sufficient incentive for Trump supporters to launch another insurrection attempt? There is reason for concern……….

FBI Issues Warning About QANON

Video: 10 min 53 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTqkygZ-Zsg

In mid July, one date deserves special attention.

The July 15th Chiron retrograde station (the wounded healer) at 12 ’56 Aries is within a half degree square to the US Sun (13 ’19 Cancer). It’s opposition to the US Saturn (14 ’48 Libra) semi-square to the US natal Moon (27 ’10 Aquarius), Joe Biden’s Sun/Venus conj. (27 ’33/ 28 ’33 Scorpio) Kamala Harris’s Saturn (28 ’27 Aquarius) and quincunx to Biden’s Mars (12 ’35 Scorpio) suggests there is potential for danger.

Factor in tr. Mercury’s conjunction to US Jupiter (5 ’56/ 6 ’16 Cancer) in semi-square to both tr. Mars and Kamala Harris’ Mars (essentially her Mars return – both at 21 ’16 Leo) and sesquiquadrate to President Biden’s Mercury (21 ’27 Scorpio)……. Well, I think you get the idea. However one interprets the aspects, a leadership in crisis looks all but certain.

So, why the emphasis on the Chiron station and does it warrant attention? I posted the following article some time back. It’s well worth reviewing once again………

Astrology on JFK: The Wound that Never Heals by Mark Lerner

“……… In doing research on Chiron many years ago, I decided to create an hypothesis and then see if it worked out. My hypothesis was that the major events of the 20th century should have very strong Chiron emphasis, perhaps Chiron stationary, because when the big happenings in the world occur, people are thrown out of their ordinary, day-to-day, “chronological” (Saturn-based) time rhythms and tossed into a twilight zone or “chirological” (Chiron-based) experience–very weird and strange

It’s important to note that I created my list first–without knowing where Chiron was at those times and not looking at a Chiron ephemeris. I remember marking down on my list 4 top events of the 20th century in the following order: the assassination of JFK (Nov. 22, 1963); the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the spark that ignited World War I (June 28, 1914); the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7, 1941) and landing a man on the Moon (July 20, 1969).

With the last three events, Chiron was stationary within a week to 10 days of the event. Therefore, Chiron was barely moving, creating a strange sense of time and space for humanity on Planet Earth. But I was in for a shock when I turned to the Chiron ephemeris and looked at November 22, 1963. Chiron was totally motionless that very day, no orb whatsoever, at 10+ Pisces. The Chiron principles–of pains, wounds, twilight zones, mavericks and keys that unlock doors to higher realms of consciousness–were fully and powerfully at work on November 22, 1963.”

Continued…….

https://marklerner.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/astrology-on-jfk-the-wound-that-never-heals/

Thanks to all of you who are keeping up the posts here in the comments. Yes to what Eliseo said about so many of us being tired from all we’ve been through as a country and are still going through. It was breath of fresh air at the inauguration, but that relief is wearing down with the continued assaults on democracy not to mention reason. I too miss Barbk and look forward to another post from Nancy when she feels up to it and not a bit before.

I’ve also noted Sharon’s comments on your Neptune transit. I had Neptune opposing my Virgo Sun and squaring my Saturn in Sag throughout the pandemic so it’s hard to separate out the effects. I was extremely anxious through the initial months especially. I couldn’t keep up with work demands (honestly, they wanted us to be even more productive during a frightening pandemic?? very technical work medical writing) and reduced my work hours (working from home) to the 30 hrs minimum to get healthcare benefits. Also my longtime boyfriend moved in with me full time for ~6 months and I was looking after him as at 74 with some health issues he was at higher risk than me at 62, so there was additional stress on my Virgo worry-wort self. I guess Neptune opposition from the 8th was also caring for him. So I did have to give up some materially in terms of income and detach from job expectations. I did also reconnect with my spiritual life, and learned to tune out/turn off when media/social media was too anxiety or outrage producing. Anyway, I’m wishing you the best through your Neptune transit! Take good care of yourself.

I just came across something rather chilling. It is a site with beautiful pictures and spiritual words.

It is called DOOWANS. They have created uplifting and spiritual visions.

They speak of the Chakras….

They have different headings you can click on like Home, Animal Medicine, Suggested Reading, Constructs, Spiral, and Login.

Words like Awareness Expansion, Follow Your Path With Heart…….

When I clicked on Doowans News and Events I was intrigued they had a li’l section called Dark Heart.

They decried what was happening in our society…

Scrolling down, I read an explanation of what vaccines can do to our CHROMOSOMES. Very medical and technical. I could not and did not want to follow the complexity of it.

Instead I wanted to know what they were getting at.

They talked of Chromosome 8
And the various diseases an irregularity of Chromosome 8 could cause.

They hypothesize that the current vaccinations are meant to depopulate and dumb down our society.

They even go so far as to make the bold statement “These pedophiles are coming for your children. Will you just hand them over?”

This is a job for maybe Eliseo, or someone on here who has a medical technical background.

Holy crow! I may be not educated on chromosomes but I am not THAT dumb. The vaccinations have not dumbed me down that much yet……..

By the way, there were a few typos and mis-spellings that made me wonder if this site originated elsewhere, where their first language was not English.

sunstars – there are quite a few left leaning/new age sources promoting covid conspiracies as well as right wing.
Call me very sceptical

Kiwi – no, I didn’t know that…. Didn’t think that far…
Huh!

Good Grief!

Haha!! Conspiracy theories all around….. maybe we’ll get through this time…… WHEN again are we as a populace going to return to general sanity?…..After 2024…..or 2028?

🙂 Help me out here LOL!!!!!!

I really liked the theories Andre set out about what’s unfolding in the decades ahead but they didn’t stay with me.

What I was reading of Andre’s writing was generally what he had read in Canadian publications….. even read some of what was not able to be translated from French and my French is terrible…. Interesting life Andre has.

written, not read

….what Andre had written, not what Andre had read..

Sunstars, Kiwi,
I now a very intelligent, educated woman who is deep into New Age thought, psychic healing, astrology, Joe Dispenza lectures, etc. But she has decided all vaccines are poison. Though she is in a high risk group, she has not, and will not get vaccinated.

There is madness, delusion, and conspiracy thinking on the Right and Left, not just in the US & Canada, but presently in a number of countries. There’s certainly more on the Right than on the Left, but the Left has its share.

Jerry, can you expand on the July 15 date. It looks like the fraud audit in AZ will likely issue a report just before that date and according to the news, local officials are very concerned about the crazies.

Eliseo, there are some in this part of the world too that are about to get a stern talking to!
https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/445179/doctors-spreading-misinformation-about-covid-19-may-lose-their-job-medical-council

TJ,
Many Thanks for the Marjorie Orr link!

Kiwi,
The increased gullibility and propensity to delusion is apparently planet wide.

Hi silcominc,

In a CNN interview yesterday, it was being reported that the Arizona audit is expected to be fully completed in either late July or August. So, I googled it. A local Pheonix news organization; 12 News quoting a reliable source seems to confirm it. I’m not sure how much that plays into the mid July aspects, but it should be interesting to see any new updates on this issue. For example, will the Republicans out of desperation put out a preliminary report prior, just enough to muddy the waters. One thing is clear, the extremists will go to any lengths to discredit the election results……..

Arizona Senate Republicans’ 2020 Ballot Count Is Almost Done. Here’s What Comes Next In The Partisan Audit

12 News
June 15, 2021

“……A final report on the Senate Republicans’ election review is expected in late July or August, according to a timetable from audit media coordinator Randy Pullen.”

https://www.12news.com/article/news/politics/arizona-senate-republicans-2020-ballot-count-audit-is-almost-done-heres-what-comes-next-in-partisan-audit/75-de057547-d6bc-4d06-af87-4e7623aff42f

A must watch video……

Hear These Trump Supporters’ Hopes For The Arizona Audit

CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan reports on parallels to the days leading up to the January 6 Capitol insurrection as anticipation grows around the end of the fraudulent Arizona election audit.

https://edition.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/06/22/arizona-audit-qanon-osullivan-sot-vpx.cnn

(WAVE) I am in and out. Having a difficult time physically and emotionally, so just hunkering down and holding my energy close. Hope to be back soon.

Thank you wyndancer. Thinking of you, and thinking of you all on this blog….. Thank you all for being here on this blog.

We are going to make it through.

🙂 Love you all. 🙂

This fellow is a bit biased, but then aren’t we all when it comes to “Trumpyhead”………..

Trump’s June 23 Neptune Transit Trigger

Video: 4 min 13 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_99BAyIYIFs

Jerry, I think initially they thought later this summer but I read that the false audit will now conclude this Saturday, June 26, and the report is expected about two weeks later which is July 10. There is also this film – seems they are trying to use this audit as a rallying effort to galvanize…

https://www.azmirror.com/2021/06/22/the-arizona-audit-ties-to-the-conspiracy-theory-film-debuting-this-week/

Eliseo: You are so correct when you say, ” has slowed is probably because of fatigue. We’ve been overextended. From four years of Trump and over one year of the covid pandemic we are simply worn out.”

I don’t even watch my beloved MSNBC anymore. Needed a break, breather after the four years of Trump. I do get news from FB and Twitter. I occasionally read this beloved blog. All the best to everyone associated with Starlight blog.

Angellight,
RE: MSNBC. Like you, I now watch it rarely, but mostly not at all. I read the news on the net, but I’m not likely to watch a news video. Reading it is much less emotional, much less compelling and addictive. But even reading it is something I now do less often.

Too tired, too worn out by Trump and the pandemic. The disease killed my brother in Texas. I believe he and thousands of others would be alive today had the authorities in Austin & WA-DC handled the crisis rationally and without politicization. But right now I’m too tired to protest or publically complain of their criminality. But I believe a hard reckoning will eventually come.

Wow, Kiwi, that’s below the freezing point for carbon dioxide. –Is that a hint of a way forward versus global warming?

Anyone: What does Liz Cheney’s chart say about her position on the now-filibustered vote reform bill?

Starlight, are you ever going to post another astrological piece? I keep checking in but it seems to be just “Discussion”. I hope we will hear from you before long or have I missed something about you?

I could be the poster-person for Exhaustion. I am literally languishing in exhaustion and ennui. But this indulgence cannot go on much more; I feel the fire of the fiendish engines of Republican Organized Crime roaring with yet another bald-faced effort to undermine our democracy. The Tibetan Buddhists teach us that we are all hear on this planet at this time because we share a particular karmic view/ liability that we are called upon to purify. It could be the natal Aries sun that responds to the drums of conflict and call to action. After enjoying a few months of some relief from the nail-biting election. it feels like we must once again rise up with another mighty push against the dark, immoral stonewalling that is the GOP’s raison d’ etre. We must muster the steam to do what we can to put us over the legislative finish line before the end of our USA Pluto return.

What other choice do we have?

something different – from “ellie dreams down under”
I rather like her pearls of wisdom in this one, as well as her take on ‘the fate of the Fox News junkies’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SpZCzzyP6s

silcominc

Yes. I have read that the audit will conclude this coming weekend but can you share the source wherein the report will be made public two weeks later? I can’t find anything on it.

When I initially learned of this audit, that the GOP Senate are bringing in a private auditing service, my immediate thought was that the results could be easily subject to malevolent manipulation. If that is the case and this audit is serving as a litmus test for other States contemplating the same procedure. this does not bode well for the democratic process. The following article underlines those concerns………

The Arizona Election ‘Audit’ Is A Partisan And Amateurish Endeavor That ‘Should Not Be Trusted,’ Expert Review Finds

Business Insider
June 23, 2021

* Cyber Ninjas is reviewing 2.1 million ballots in Maricopa County on behalf of Arizona’s GOP-led Senate.

*The firm’s process has “fatal flaws,” according to a new review.

*Those flaws could enable a false claim that former President Donald Trump actually won the county.

Continued……

https://www.businessinsider.in/politics/world/news/the-arizona-election-audit-is-a-partisan-and-amateurish-endeavor-that-should-not-be-trusted-expert-review-finds/articleshow/83765172.cms

Jerry, my concern is that they could use this to rile up the crazies to do violent acts. The date was the AZ SOS saying a few weeks later in a CNN interview the other evening.

Posting the link for “UNFIT” on YouTube.

If you haven’t seen this, its really well-done. Worth the time.

There you go.

https://youtu.be/XqOBEkI_INw

Hi Will,

Re: UNFIT – The Psychology of Donald Trump

As you say, it is an excellent documentary. The version you posted unfortunately is missing the first critical minute and a half which I think is an important feature to the intro in explaining how Donald J Trump escaped close scrutiny in obtaining the Presidency, the highest office in the land. Here is the missing intro……….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0vlHgqpQPE

Hi silcominc,

This is the CNN interview I caught yesterday. Does it differ from what you had seen? ……….

‘This Is Insane’: GOP Arizona County Official Slams Election ‘Audit’

Video: 2 min 42 sec

https://edition.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/06/22/stephen-richer-arizona-maricopa-country-election-audit-sot-ac-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/

And yes. I agree. The potential for violence is concerning.

silcominc,

Sorry. I just reviewed the above Stephen Richer interview and realized it’s the condensed version.

The late July/Aug dates mentioned can be found at the 25 sec mark and once again at the 7 min 48 sec mark in the following video:

‘This is insane’: GOP Arizona county official slams sham audit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JO1ab_OuiM

Jerry, Silcominc, Will,
Riling up the crazies is surely one of the two major intents of all this pseudo-auditing. The second one is raising more money from gullible R donors.

Violence with the crazies is probably a given.
However, my mother-in-law had MSNBC playing on one of her zillion televisions today. I was only half listening, as I was occupied doing other things. But I believe I heard (was that on Rachel’s show?) talk of Mr. Biden quietly planning actions of some kind, (executive orders?) in regard to
(A) the audit nonesense in AZ and elswhere, and
(B) voting rights across the board if the Dem voting rights bill fails in Congress. Biden’s staff have quietly hinted this, but of course, are not revealing very much.

If these foolish souls start a ruckus, with firearms, OR more like what occurred on Jan. 6th with lesser weapons, I believe they will surely be quelled, and will have again soured the majority of Americans on their delusional cause. Unlike Jan. 6th, our federal & other law enforcement agencies and officers are expecting trouble and are therefore preparing. I expect we will see sporadic eruptions of violence from these patr-idiotic kooks all the way and possibly beyond our pluto return.

I’ve changed my mind on one concern. I’ve long been apprehensive as to how active these far right groups might be when DJT is finally out of the picture. (He is apparently running again for president, not to win, but to stay out of jail.) These groups are pretty disparate with about six different far right ideologies which do not always harmonize. They are apparently only united by Trump, and it is looking more doubtful any other right wing politician might inspire enough loyalty and devotion to keep them unified.

In theory, we are wise to be concerned as to what a smoother, smarter, more polished Trumpist demagogue might have accomplished, (or will). But for the present, we see no far right politician with sufficient charisma to unite these groups.

Perhaps Will was right after all. Perhaps when Trump is either jailed, leaves the country to avoid jail, or actually dies, the madness will begin to cease, (at least on the right of the political spectrum.)

I am now more concerned with the R kooks in Congress than with the insurrectional delusionists. The assault on Congress, though horrifying, was a nevertheless weak, chaotic, disorganized mess. Our R congressmen and congresswomen are quite organized, as in organized crime.

The R’s are claiming Dem voters right’s bills are a “power grab.” What it really is, is a “power rectification.” I suggest we use the latter phrase incessantly, to counter the R false meme.

Eliseo, the ‘power grab’ label/accusation is just another projection for their motives.
Its impossible to negotiate with someone who does not really want to negotiate – ‘negotiate’ just becomes a useful tool for an obfuscation tactic.
The sooner the dems realize this current crop of repubs only want power and control, not compromise, the better everyone will be.

Kiwi,
I most certainly agree. The R’s do a really good job of projecting their shadow self on the Dems. Too many Dems are in Neville Chamberlain mode. We need a goodly number of Dem Winston Churchills to confront and wage total war against these usurpers until they are so totally beaten as to be swept into the trash bin of history.

Kiwi
Eliseo

Thank you.

Yup.

Jeez! Where IS everybody?!

Andre?

C’mon!

C’mon c’mon c’mon

Let’s go Let’s go Let’s really go Let’s really really go

This is a cheer from my sixth grade class at Capilano Elementary School in Edmonton Alberta.

I do not remember being deeply involved with astrology then, or I would have remembered the Sun Sign of Mr. Chernichan, my sixth grade teacher who tried unsuccessfully at the time (at least 3 times) to have me join Mensa… I had the highest IQ in my large baby boomer elementary school.

I told Mr. Chernichan that being part of a snob group like Mensa wasn’t smart. And he was only trying to help me. What a good man.

Wow. How times have changed. And remained the same.

🙂

t

I think of the Republicans who have abandoned all pretense of morality and integrity… who would have thunk that we would have gone backwards…Not me!

Sunstars, your posts are certainly original, creative & lively. This one made me smile. I can certainly buy that you have a high IQ.

sunstars,

If you’re looking for entertainment combined with an intuitive look at current politics all baked into one delicious souffle; my go to source by far is Cash Peters. He’s got a great light-hearted sense of humor and appears to be uncannily accurate as well. Here’s his latest video…..

Will Trump be betrayed? Plus Canada, conspiracy people, Meghan McCain, Zimbabwe & Karen Carpenter

Video: 30 min 13 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raRFNOjj6qg

Whether Allen Weisselberg, Ivanka Trump or others are indicted July 4th weekend, one thing remains clear; Donald Trump’s Sarasota, Florida rally scheduled for Saturday evening July 3rd promises to be full of divisiveness and fiery rhetoric, similar to last years controversial July 4th celebrations at the White House when he was president. See related article:

For Nation’s Birthday, Trump Stokes the Divisions Within US

US News & World Report
July 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a day meant for unity and celebration, President Donald Trump vowed to “safeguard our values” from enemies within — leftists, looters, agitators, he said — in a Fourth of July speech packed with all the grievances and combativeness of his political rallies.

Continued……

https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2020-07-04/as-much-of-us-dials-back-july-4-plans-trump-goes-big

What is remarkable about last years national celebration held on the South Lawn of the White House is that it coincided with a lunar eclipse on the same day (13 ’30 Capricorn).

Trump’s appearance at the July 3rd Florida rally will begin at 8 pm. Astrologically, the timing is extremely volatile with an exact Mars-Uranus square (13 ’54 Taurus-Leo) in trine and quincunx to last years July 4th lunar eclipse with Sun and Chiron (12 ’15 Cancer-12 ’52 Aries) forming a t square to the 7/4/20 eclipse as well. Will this rally prove to be Trump’s war cry to his supporters to overturn the 2020 election by all means necessary – especially if there are unfavorable indictments dominating the headlines?

Astrological Chart For July 3rd Trump Rally

https://village.photos/images/user/80a4477b-df60-435d-b884-ac60d268982b/29db810a-3988-49c6-8147-dcc8700cd7fb.png

Trump Holding ‘Save America’ Rally In Sarasota On July 3rd

https://www.wfla.com/news/sarasota-county/trump-holding-save-america-rally-in-sarasota-on-july-3/

Jerry,
To my knowledge, Trump has spoken in public only twice since leaving office, Feb. 28, at CPAC, and June 5, I think, at the NC Rep. Convention. Both times he reiterated his big lie, lamenting how the election had been stolen from him by covid and planned, Democratic manipulation of the electoral ballots.

RE: the upcoming July 3 rally in Sarasota, Florida.
“Will this rally prove to be Trump’s war cry to his supporters to overturn the 2020 election by all means necessary – especially if there are unfavorable indictments dominating the headlines?”

It seems probable. It would certainly be in character. Nor would it surprise me were he to announce his own declaration of some kind at the rally. Proclaiming himself as the “true government in exile” would likely excite and inspire his true believing followers, while infuriating the rest of us.

Eliseo,

About propagating “The Big Lie”. The legal consequences are starting to have an effect. It’s only the beginning……..

With Giuliani’s Law License Suspended, Here Are The Other Trump Lawyers Who May Face Discipline Next

Forbes
June 24, 2021

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani had his law license temporarily suspended by the New York Supreme Court Thursday for making “demonstrably false and misleading statements” in his effort to overturn the presidential election, potentially becoming the first in a series of Trump-allied attorneys who could face disbarment and other serious consequences for their post-election lawsuits.

Continued……..

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/06/24/with-giulianis-law-license-suspended-heres-the-other-trump-lawyers-who-may-face-discipline-next/?sh=6af5b7e513b3

Trump unhinged. The former president is indeed capable of inciting violence…………

Trump Raged ‘Just Shoot Them’ At Civil Rights Protests New Book Claims

Video: 2 min 24 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT7X6BypXUM

JUNE FULL MOON: The Full Cosmic Package by Evon Davis

Video: 16 min 38 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YdGF1VhN-o

Under last night’s full moon a condominium bldg collapsed in S. FL, an area I frequented for almost 30 yrs. I often passed the building and, in fact, got married quite near it, in the beach area of a small hotel in Surfside, FL. I am beyond devastated. 99 are missing and many if not most have probably left this plane. I pray that survivors can still be found.

Sharon,

You hear about these things every once in a while in some of the older apartment buildings in Asia during the heavy monsoon rainy season due to construction companies using an inferior type of concrete and bribing building inspectors to look the other way. This is a very uncommon occurrence in the US. Very sad.

I meant to add a comment to the above Evon Davis video. Evon mentions the July 3rd Mars-Uranus-Saturn t square but dwells more proportionately to the July 4th chart wherein the Moon conjoins Uranus in t square to Mars and Saturn. I suspect that Trump might encourage his followers to act out on the day of the July 4th festivities. I don’t see any pro Trump protest gatherings planned for that day, but given the Uranus/Moon conjunction component, perhaps we can expect the unexpected.

Trump’s Rally Revival Leaves Some Fearing a Revenge Tour

Bloomberg
June 4, 2021

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-04/trump-s-rally-revival-leaves-some-in-gop-fearing-a-revenge-tour

That condo building in Surfside FL withstood 40 years of hurricanes so originally I think well built. Someone on MSNBC last night said that the land around there has been shifting in the last few decades – it’s right on the beach – so it could be quite dangerous for many of those buildings that may have been experiencing small shifts cracking the structures over the years. Alas climate change is not going to be good for beachside structures. Very sad situation. I would be very concerned for the other buildings in the area and the people living in them. And now they’re saying 159 unaccounted for.

British astrology Paul Saunders posted this on FB, using a chart he had for the founding the city of Miami:
“The chart for 14.00 hrs on 28th July 1896 is being impacted by retrograde Neptune (which I have just written about). Remember that Neptune degrades and undermines and retrograde, it brings hidden problems to the surface. Transiting Neptune just about to retrograde on this chart is stopping 0.09 degrees from exact to the natal Moon on the Miami City chart within the natal 4th house. As you will know, both the 4th house and the Moon are very much linked to homes and housing matters.
“The chart is also undergoing an exact Saturn square to natal Saturn, and transiting Uranus is opposing Saturn too (unexpected and unfortunate events linked to solid structures?), as well as square to the chart ruling Jupiter and making a trine to the Midheaven of the chart.
“I suggest that there was something hidden away that was weakening the structure of the building, and right on cue as Neptune was turning exposing this vulnerability, it collapsed.
“Of course my heart goes out to anyone caught up in this tragedy, and I hope the emergency services do their best to locate as many survivors as possible…’

Condo collapse in Miami is heart-wrenching, as though we don’t have enough to grieve these days. This is just too much, watching the search and rescue efforts sad and horrible. I understand the building was undergoing its 40-year inspection. Thanks for posting the astrological information, certainly fits.

One thing helping me with through the disgusting and continuing tRump saga was watching Jimmy Kimmel interview Michael Cohen last night. Just watching him call Giuliani, the tRump kids, and the whole gang “liars” warmed my heart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vne0MgZb55E

Thanks, Marija. That Jimmy Kimmel Michael Cohen clip was a real treat! Thank the gods of comedy for getting us through the tRump years.

Marija, I’ve read Cohen’s book, Disloyal, and, although he was the family’s biggest cheer leader as well the the biggest proponent to get Donald to run for president, I can’t help liking the guy for exposing it all (especially in the book). At least he is doing some penance.

Jerry, it’s funny that you hear about structural collapses in India (including fires) and people are shocked but no one expects it here in the U.S. And, it’s ironic that it was the same day as a bipartisan agreement was reached on the infrastructure bill!

Les, thank you so much for posting Miami’s chart and the astrology associated with it. I have so many feelings about what happened to that bldg in Surfside, FL. A resident of S FL for almost 30 yrs, I watched them packing the coastal/beach areas with ocean views (so desirable to everyone who can afford it) tighter and more denser in an effort for developers to make money by offering people their dream lifestyle. Downtown Miami in the Brickell Avenue area on the Bay now has huge towering condos of black glass, shutting out all sunlight (reminds me of Gotham City from Batman), and views of the bay to passers-by, but at least they are not on the beach. It sounds like S FL is in for a world of aggravation as sea levels rise. Many have invested their life savings or a good part of them in these ocean condos. Are they now going to be selling out? Will they feel safe? All condo owners will be pressuring their boards to hire building inspectors and property values may start to decrease among all but the diehard climate deniers.

Over the years, there was so much to love about living in S FL, especially the Cuban/Hispanic cultural influences (music, food, hard-working & polite, family-oriented people) and the beautiful weather but I knew I had to leave. I also have that feeling about SE LA but it is not quite as urgent. Maybe it’s because of my age.

The indictments are starting to happen.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/25/politics/trump-organization-weisselberg-charges/index.html

I’ve been reading everyone’s posts for the past ten days or so. I too have stayed away from this blog for several reasons: the exhaustion from the Trump years many have mentioned, the intensity of my own visions of the future, major projects I have been advancing and other interests. Astrology is however never far from my mind, and I still very much appreciate this very special community.

I was also waiting for the other shoe to drop, i.e. indictments for Trump and his family. They are coming, but a bit more slowly than I hoped. July 3, the date for T’s next major speech, looks particularly fraught for him. By then, we should at least have the preliminary indictments of the low-lying fruit, the Wasselberger family. Trump will then see the writing on the wall and act out like a wounded beast. His downfall will be a drawn-out process. He will die of a thousand cuts like a bull in Spain.

Eliseo, the Neptune transits are indeed most crucial. The US has been hit a by an atrocious and unique combination of difficult aspects to the outer planets in its chart over the past few years: the Pluto and Uranus returns combined, a Uranus-Pluto square, a Saturn-Pluto conjunction and a Chiron return. The Neptune opposition (or semi-return) is just as big news as any of them. In a word, it is a spiritual low point in complete contrast to the inspiring Neptune return of the arrival of FDR at the White House. It is simultaneous to the Pluto return, which makes this a particularly gloomy and negative co-occurrence. Fortunately, they will both be over by the presidential election of 2024. The only other Neptune opposition in US history was the decade before the Civil War, which can also of course be described as a spiritual low point retrieved by a great President at the Uranus return. Once the actual opposition is over, Neptune in Pisces should provide a way forward, as it did when Lincoln was elected at 29 Pisces in 1860. The 2024 President will also be elected at 29 Pisces.

🙂 Andre! You’re back!

Hey maybe you never went away..

Oh ye of little faith haha

Now I’m gonna read what you wrote …..

Andre, thanks for reiterating all we’ve been through these last years. I lost my Capricorn big brother born December 29 to the Uranus-Pluto square in 2013.

I DEF was not ready for him to go. Also an associate of mine born Dec 29 experienced the same aspect in 2013. He had an insurance agency. He actually won the lottery and then lost everything.

Sunstars,

I am so very sorry for the loss of your big brother. Losing a sibling is a pain like none other.

Hi Andrew – good to see your post.

This part made me quiver;

Once the actual opposition is over, Neptune in Pisces should provide a way forward, as it did when Lincoln was elected at 29 Pisces in 1860. The 2024 President will also be elected at 29 Pisces.

Lincoln’s presidency ended horridly. The United States’ invasion of Iraq also took place at 29-degrees Pisces.

https://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Military:_Iraq_War_2003

If memory serves me correctly (questionable)
Nancy Starlight posted quite a stirring treatise when she interpreted that chart.

If our elections are held on November 5, 2024 the sun will be at 13-degrees Scorpio. Am I astro-impaired or is there some other chart you are using?

July 4th Political Forecast

Evon Davis sees the potential for mob violence and protests on the day of the nations July 4th celebrations.

Video: 16 min 38 sec

https://youtu.be/45CjWSEq6aU

With indictments expected by the end of next week, I suspect Donald Trump will make a concerted effort to rile his base as a distraction.

Trump’s Legal Nightmare Coming True? Trump Org. Expected To Be Criminally Charged

Video: 3 min 57 sec

https://youtu.be/sSRAj3i7ZKE

Mars, Saturn and Uranus Lessons: Part One by Acyuta-bava Das

Video: 24 min 41 sec

https://youtu.be/_f8dE07WRo8

Goldman Thinks Trump Organization Will Likely Go Bankrupt If Indicted

Video: 10 min 57 sec

https://youtu.be/akS3Fhhglro

Personal Note: One assumes if the Trump Organization goes bankrupt, Trump will be unable to pay his legal fees. Money has to come from some where. How about another insurrection to support his campaign for re-instatement?

Will, the election of Lincoln provided a way forward through the Uranus return that followed. There was inevitably great suffering and his own life was tragic, but he stayed the course and carried the country through to the end of the Civil War and his own. His favorite son died in the White House after drinking contaminated water when the city of Washington was overwhelmed by wounded soldiers. A similar tragic fate may await the 2024 President. Neptune in Pisces is of course in its home sign. Neptune is the planet of self-sacrifice in the sign of the martyr. Honest Abe was the martyr President.

Neptune in Pisces was followed by Neptune in Aries when the Civil War began. Neptune in Aries can be described as spiritual warfare, a great moral cleansing through bloody conflict, the way out of the spiritual quagmire of the 1850s brought by the Neptune opposition or semi-return. The Uranus return in the US has always so far brought major violent conflict with a spiritual dimension, because it is accompanied by Neptune in Aries or Libra. Neptune in Aries follows a Neptune semi-return. Neptune in Libra follows a Neptune return. The difference is that the semi-return has brought internal conflict, while the Neptune return has brought world domination through moral leadership. Neptune in Aries in the 19th century was rising up from the spiritual trough of slavery. Neptune in Libra brought American ideals to a better world.

The difference this time is that Neptune in Ares and the Uranus return are closely preceded by the first Pluto return. This makes things even more ominous. We do not yet fully see the tragedy of our times.

Getting over Trump may be the least of our worries within the next five years or so.

Eliseo, German military intelligence are reading novels from all languages and cultures to predict the next wars. They say writers have special insights that should be heeded. They call it the Cassandra Project.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/jun/26/project-cassandra-plan-to-use-novels-to-predict-next-war

Andre,

I like your poetic vision. I am still however, perplexed about any planet being near 29-degrees Pisces on November 5, 2024. Now, on inauguration day, January 20, 2025, we see that the north node is at 29-Pisces. Is that the astrological reference you are making?

Andre.
“Cassandra Project”
Aptly named. I think we writers tend to be Cassandras because we think in terms of plot lines and twists. Our spouses tend to be mildly perturbed when we discern within the first few minutes of the movie how the plot will unfold.

Hans Kung was mentioned in the article. I met him in the 1980’s. We discussed the degree of probability of Toynbee’s long range prediction of cultural synthesis between Buddhism, Christianity, and science. That’s part of the cultural background in one of my slowly, in-progress novels.

In 1971 I read Andrei Amalrik’s little tome, “Will the Soviet Union Survive Until 1984?” I intuitively and immediately realized his analytic vision was very, very probably correct. And of course, history proved him right. In the 70’s and beyond, I was so confident his analysis was correct, I often said the Soviets would not be our foremost and major adversarial problem. They would be gone per AA’s vision by sometime in the late 80’s or early 90’s. And subsequently, the PR of China would be our foremost foe and antagonist. But…the Cassandra syndrome prevailed. Few took me seriously.

Also in the early 70’s, I sporadically had very disturbing dreams and visions of Russian boys on the ground, in tanks, and planes, fighting a hopelesly conventional war against guerillas. I make no claim to Buddhist equanimity. It was painful to observe in my mind’s eye the suffering and death. By 1979 it had commenced in Afghanistan.

So what was all that? My writer’s intuition?

I pray the Germans through their Cassandra Project may have the foresight of Commander Billy Mitchell, (1879-1936) share the information with NATO allies, and that we might behave proactively in the context of that knowledge.

Many Thanks for alerting me to the Guardian piece!

Andre – so much is packed into that article. Of course it makes perfect sense.

Sansal’s dystopian novel La Fin Du Monde…… good for a warning…..An Islamist dictator uses religion to control the language and minds of his people. And this is in 2084!! When we would have hoped we would have been past all this.

Well my sister sent me the book The Handmaid’s Tale a few years ago. I knew what it was all about so did not read it. I did not want my mind contaminated with the visions.

Yup Margaret Atwood is a Scorpio. And my sister is a Gemini with Moon and Mars in Scorpio! God have mercy! Haha!

So…Atwood’s book may be successful as a warning.

I hope the other books mentioned in this article will also serve as a warning. The digital stuff – I believe it but do not understand it.

I think this article is very valuable. It needs to be re-read a few times by a person such as myself

One of the things I have almost binged watched at times – over the years- is the YouTube “None Of Us Are Free” by Solomon Burke.

Sorry not to link it…. But if you connect with it you probably won’t be sorry

“None Of Us Are Free” Solomon Burke YouTube

Eliseo just read what you wrote

I only want a happy ending.

The ending has to be happy.

I’ve read a few charts…

So I tell them the highlights. The most eventful times. When there is high energy like squares, oppositions, conjunctions, I tell them when to expect them. I say they are INTENSE.

Then I tell them when the easy stuff comes… the most rewarding times. These are made possible by the strength that is gleaned by going through the INTENSE times. Since at some point we have to end talking about their chart, communicating the chart, we end on the high points….. sure, astrology is a study of cycles…. But we are all getting wiser…… as time goes along. Right?

Especially in this age of information…..

Yes these books in the Guardian article are the signs of TRENDS…. that can lead to violence and war… So valuable are these books, signs and trends I see now.

Will,

29 degrees Pisces marks the last degree of the zodiac and so provides a powerful significant bridge to a potential new beginning (the 0 Aries ingress degree), though not without its challenges.

From Astrology In Action……..

The Anaretic Degree

The 29th degree of any sign is considered the anaretic degree. The anaretic degree is accidentally weak at the end of a sign; therefore, it signifies the end of a cycle. This degree represents either getting too much or too little of something. The last degree often describes a desperate situation. The sign that the celestial point or planet occupies represents the area of life that remains unsatisfied. But the planet is readily looking forward to the lessons and cycles promised at its ingress into a new sign. The last degree of any sign holds much karmic significance.

29 Degrees Pisces

This denotes the end of a subconscious or exiled cycle. Individuals may be released from either a physical prison or a subconscious guilt-ridden self-induced prison. This degree denotes misfortune and dissatisfaction. A new life cycle is on the horizon as old cycles dissolve. Unfortunately, suicide or murder is possible with this anaretic placement. – End of Quote –

On March 11, 2011; Uranus at 29 ’57 Pisces in t square to the nodes (28 ’38 Gemini-Sagittarius) precipitated a horrific Earthquake/Tsunami off the coast of Sendai Japan, that resulted in the deaths of thousands and exacted immense damage on the Japanese infrastructure and economy…….

Japan Tsunami Disaster – A Wave of Destruction Triggered by Uranus by Paul Saunders

The largest Japanese earthquake ever at 8.9 on the Richter scale struck at 14.46 hrs in the sea off the east coast of the country. It has caused widespread destruction as the earthquake triggered a huge 10 metre high tsunami that crashed into the Japanese coast, the city of Sendai it seems has been particularly badly hit. That Tsunami is currently making it’s way across the Pacific as I write.

If you ever wanted to see the power of the transits of the outer planets on events here on earth, here is a direct and devastating example. Today Uranus finally changes signs from nebulous Pisces to organized active Aries. Uranus energy is powerful, sudden and shocking but in Pisces all that potential is dispersed, not able to organize itself. As it was going to change signs into Aries after 7 years, all that power is finally pulled together. Aries is a galvanizing sign, pro-active, headstrong, rushing in without thinking. Finally all Uranus’ destructive power was able to be concentrated in one burst, the floodgates opened, the power of water (Pisces) being concentrated and directed by force (Aries), a tsunami.

Continued…..

https://paulsaundersastrology.blogspot.com/2011/03/japan-tsunami-disaster-wave-of.html

In reviewing the California chart the other day (DOB September 9, 1850 9:32 am San Jose, Ca.) I noticed an unusual pattern. Natal Jupiter at 29 ’46 Virgo (opposite the 29 Pisces degree you were discussing) is in quincunx to natal Pluto/Uranus conj. (29 ’35/’50 Capricorn). Fast forward to September 14th of this year. Transiting Mars (29 ’32 Virgo) will conjoin California’s n. Jupiter in quincunx to the natal Uranus/Pluto conj. It will also sesquiquadrate tr. Uranus at 14 ’32 Taurus and progressed Mercury/ progressed Mars at 14 ’40/ 15’26 Aquarius. A major seismic event to hit California – “the Big One”?. An Earthquake/Tsunami scenario cannot be ruled out……..

CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE PREDICTION by Patrice Kamins

Uranus in Taurus to bring earth changes

While I oftentimes predict the beginning or end of a marriage, job loss, residential moves, I don’t usually venture into forecasting/speculating on the weather or natural events. Yet, astrology has consistently been able to explain why a particular disaster or weather event occurred.

Because the upcoming transit of Uranus into Taurus is speaking so loudly to me and showing up in the charts of a number of my Los Angeles clients, I am writing this article as a warning about possible earthquake activity in the coming months.

First off, Uranus brings surprises, chaos, disruption, breakage and in the sign of Taurus (the earth) it is common sense to assume that we will experience some seismic activity. (And yes, I understand that earthquakes occur all the time and if I were to investigate further, I have no doubt that a particular planet or aspect of a city or country were affected at the time of said quake).

Continued…….

https://patricekaminsastrology.medium.com/california-earthquake-prediction-5f80bfccd98e

Jerry,

Thank you for your generosity in sharing more very interesting strokes of wisdom. I posted my interpretation of the Fukushima event when Uranus made its Aries ingress. The symbolism of the tsunami followed by the explosions of nuclear facilities could not have been a better archetypal fit.

Will, Neptune will be at 29 Pisces from May to August 2024. It will be at 27 Pisces (exactly conjunct my natal Mars in the 3rd house, so I imagine I will be writing about it) on the day of the election. It will reach 29 Pisces a second time in March 2025 and then again from October through January 2026.

I think the 2024 President will be considered Neptune in Pisces’ parting and inspiring gift just as Lincoln was. I just hope he or she doesn’t leave us the same way. Potential presidential candidates should be scrutinized for Neptune placements and progressions in their charts.

Neptune in Scorpio played a strong role in JFK’s assassination. 2024 will give us another Neptunian President.

Kiwi, I was surprised to read that Australia is on lockdown and hardly anyone is vaccinated (I think they have a conservative government?) My impression is that New Zealand has a much more positive situation. Am I correct?

For those of you who are in touch with me through other means:
My eMail is working again, as well as my old dinky Visions astrology program.
Eliseo Leon

NY DA Trump Org Indictment Watch – First Criminal Indictment Expected Soon. Won’t likely be the Last (Glenn Kirschner fills in the details)

Video: 8 min 6 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL7SdlBrza0

More insider details………..

Orchestrated By Donald’: Michael Cohen Thinks Trump Is In big Trouble

Video: 7 min 45 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LReV1T-LTAI

Andre,

You place a great deal of importance on the degree of Neptune regarding the U.S. President in 2024. I know you are very-well steeped in astrological knowledge. I know there are different schools of thought regarding the influence of the outer planets when interpreting a chart. Personally, I’ve always focused upon the sun, ascendant and moon in a chart as well as the place- ment of Merc, Mars and Venus. It will be interesting to learn where the 29-Pisces to 0 Aries points occur in the chart of 2024 President-Elect. There are some astrologers who place much more emphasis upon the ascendant in a chart and sense that its influence supersedes the solar sign.

The 2025 ephemeris indicates Neptune ingress Aries on March 31 and Saturn ingresses Aries on May 26. Moreover, on October 11 to October 22, Neptune and Saturn will share the 0-Aries point. I now understand why you anticipate this influence being significant for the U.S. President during that time. For myself, I am even wondering how/if I will be able to navigate that conjunction as both Neptune and Saturn are conjunct in my first house. Hopefully, it will not replicate the catastrophic Uranian Aries ingress in 2011 as per Fukushima.
What will be will be. I hope the conjunct serves you and all of us well.

Thank you for your thoughts.

Hi Sharon, Australia is a bit different than nz, but both countries are on board with the hot spot lockdown drills – its just common sense, especially with the delta variant. Current Oz breakout is in sydney area which is in the state of New South Wales, which is doing the lockdown. Good news is only 25 new cases reported today. It all started with an infected airport limo driver. I think travel is still OK between the other aust states.

NZ has put a hold on “the bubble” quarantine free flights from Oz for a bit. Covid Alert level was raised last week from 1 to 2 in Wellington because an aussie tourist got sick and had visited lots of places last week. 2600 contacts have been traced and are self quarantining, but the good news is no NZer has tested positive so far – thats the beauty of getting onto it pronto. Also, I understand the guy had had one astrozenica shot, which they suspect kept his viral load lower.
Alert level in wellington is expected to drop back to 1 tomorrow. We have a 1,2,3,4 Covid Alert level system, (4 being strictest) denoting severity of lockdown. Also the Covid tracer phone app has been magic for tracking location contacts. Everyone just scans the business unique covid code poster where ever they visit, creating a phone diary. Health Dept can then notifiy you immediately if you have been exposed. After 60 days all info is deleted.
Not sure how Oz is handling vaccines, but here they are rolling out with elderly first, although slower than in the US. Quarantine and Border staff were first, months ago, but because we have had no covid at large, there has not been the extreme urgency for the general population. My mum got her 2nd one last week and my husband and I are booked in tomorrow for our first.
Fiji is where it is really bad at the moment with the Delta variant, and their PM seems to be asleep at the switch, refusing to lockdown. Both Oz and NZ have been sending medical help in terms of vaccines, PPE, and staff.

Based on some of the preliminary expert opinions being reported in the news, from what I can gather, the expected pending indictments will most likely cascade in phases. It might take time to work itself up to the upper echelons of the Trump administration figures. Not all at once. So the question arises, when will Trump and his beloved family be indicted? Reading through the astrological tea leaves and checking the ephemeris, I have to say, late August looks interesting.

The August 22nd Full Moon (29 ’36 Aquarius) conjunct Jupiter (26 ’54 Aquarius) will be opposing Trump’s Mars/Ascendant degrees (26 ’44/ 29 ’54 Leo). It is also activating the same degrees as the Aug 21, 2017 Great American Eclipse (28 ’50 Leo) that gathered so much attention a few years ago…….

New Moon / Total Solar Eclipse In Leo:
The Great American Eclipse

“…….Traditionally a Solar Eclipse represents the falling of a king if there’s an imbalance of power, and this one falls directly on Donald Trump’s Ascendant and Mars. The Ascendant is the most crucial point in a person’s chart, and Mars represents our direction. Since Donald Trump was born within a few hours of an eclipse, he is more susceptible to their effects. With serious moves toward impeachment after his outrageous response to the Charlottesville attack, and with many leaving their positions at the White House and abandoning their support of Trump, his fall seems to be underway.

Monday’s Solar Eclipse will also oppose the Aquarius Moon in the United States’ chart. The Moon is our heart and emotional body, while Aquarius is the sign of egalitarianism. This means that our heartfelt concern for fellow beings lines up with the deepest drives of the United States. The Moon will take center stage as it blocks the Sun on Monday, bringing this sense of compassion and inclusion to the foreground.”

Continued….

https://www.etherealculture.com/thegreatamericaneclipse-2017

During the late evening hours of August 29th, tr. Mars will reach the critical 19 ’42 Vrgo mark wherein it will square and thereby activate the recent June 10th solar eclipse AND Trump’s Sun, Moon, Nodes, progressed Uranus stellium. I’m looking at late August for Donald Trump’s ultimate fall from grace. Anyone else have an opinion on this?

Hi Eliseo,

I posted the Glenn Kirschner video earlier. Glenn addresses the Politico article in question quite well. I would urge you to view it. I’m re-posting it for you below…….

NY DA Trump Org Indictment Watch – First Criminal Indictment Expected Soon. Won’t likely be the Last (Glenn Kirschner fills in the details)

Video: 8 min 6 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL7SdlBrza0

Jerry: Thank you for posting the Glenn Kirschner video twice.

It’s worth it.

Hey Jerry,

Thank you for the Glenn Kirschner clip. As the wheels of justice grind in what is sometimes an agonizingly slow pace, it is helpful to be reminded that this is the nature of the judicial branch of our government. It is also probably not such a bad thing for the various investigating agencies to disclose too much in order to avoid tipping their hand to tRump Inc.

On Lawrence O’Donnell’s show last night June 28 2021, Daniel R. Alonso (former federal prosecutor Eastern District of New York) indicated that the present possible consequences of Allen Weisselberg on any charges on tax evasion, if carried through, would not be enough to have him flip as these present charges with conviction, would include restitution, fines, and a probationary sentence, and no prison time.

So not enough to make him flip.

At least with THESE charges.

I do believe in the slow grind to justice, though, in this case……

It’s just gonna be slow but steady. We have to be careful in jumping to conclusions (due to the latest isolated information not integrated into the rest) at any point in what I think is gonna be an ultimately successful process.

Thank you Will, for your consolation on the loss of my big brother in 2013…..
…..coincidental with the Uranus-Pluto square energies directly on his Capricorn Sun.

sunstars, Will,

Yes. I agree. With over 30 years of prosecutorial experience, Glenn Kirschner offers a unique perspective in discerning the fine points of what’s going on behind the scenes. He is reassuring about our judicial system. In his words “because justice matters”.

With High-Rise Collapse, Miami Reprises Mumbai Amid Concern Over Multi-Storied Seafront Dwelling

Times of India
June 29, 2021

WASHINGTON: The country that pioneered the high-rise building concept (also called skyscrapers when New York City eclipsed the first multi-storied structures in the midwest) is having a moment of reckoning following the collapse of condominium in Miami that is evocative of such frequent disasters in Mumbai.

Americans are hearing and watching in horror stories of graft, corruption, and building code violations in a saga more akin to those in developing countries than in a nation that prides itself on enforcing laws. The disquiet extends beyond the collapse of the 12-storied beachfront building: Six days after the disaster only a dozen bodies have been recovered from the 159 unaccounted victims believed entombed in the rubble.

Continued………

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/with-high-rise-collapse-miami-reprises-mumbai-amid-concern-over-multi-storied-seafront-dwelling/articleshow/83958101.cms

Sunstars,
It’s hard to know what to say to ourselves, or to others when we lose a loved one, especially a spouse or sibling. I’ve conducted the memorial and/or funeral services for many, including my closest friends, too many to tell of. We offer the “right and appropriate” words of consolation. It is our training. But our poetry is of no avail. Our words are as hollow as dust. Our creeds of karma, dharma, and rebirth do not balm the sting.

I find the suave for our broken hearts is not words, but touch, eye contact, smiles, and long embraces. But none of us here are in your physical experience.

Nevertheless, we offer what small salve we might have, whatever its form. Following Will’s lead, I too offer my condolences to you over your brother, no matter how long ago was the event. Losing a sibling is hard.. May the inner peace you need, be always with, and within you.

Sunstars,
I typed the word presence, but somehow my phone auto correct typed experience. Sorry.

sunstars,

The death of a loved one no doubt is difficult to deal with, though it’s a fact of life that needs be faced sooner or later as we all have to die at some point. It’s heartening to know that true death (letting go of resistance) and spirituality are synonymous. The 17th century English poet John Dunne’s sonnet Death Be Not Proud sums it up well as translated into song by Audrey Assad……

Death Be Not Proud

Video: 2 min 45 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ID7dmCiAgw

I like Kim Eng’s guided meditation on the experience of letting go and dying to oneself…….

Practicing Resisting Nothing

Video: 12 min 7 sec

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

Sunstars,
Now at a larger screen, I notice salve came out as suave. I can’t seem to get auto correct off my phone!

Eliseo: How many times have I texted Dang Autocorrect! to my friends…! Hahaha… It’s a collective shared “experience” we are all going through

🙂 Thank you for your consoling words.

Sunstars,
Yes! And Mr. Mercury is still retrograde!

Friday September 3rd, 2021: The Arrest And Indictment of Donald J Trump?

Don’t mind me. Just tweaking the astrological numbers and possibilities. I may be way out of my depth here, but the chart set for September 3rd, 2021 9:45 pm EST Washington DC certainly looks intriguing and dynamic. It is also quite complex. Here’s the chart…..

https://village.photos/images/user/80a4477b-df60-435d-b884-ac60d268982b/94d9beab-b323-4102-ab05-3df8547ba853.png

I chose the time because it is the moment when Mars at 22 ’57 Virgo forms an exact sesquiquadrate (square and a half) to Saturn at 7 ’57 Aquarius. Mars in turn forms a simultaneous opposition to Neptune (22 ’06 Pisces) in t square Trump’s natal Sun (22 ’55 Gemini). Saturn in semisquare to Neptune forms a close opposition to the Moon (5 ’11 Leo) which one assumes will act as a catalyst in a few hours time.The North Node/Black Moon Lillith conjunction at 5 Gemini in sextile to the Moon in trine to Saturn ALL impacting Trump’s Sun-Moon opposition. Tr. Mercury (6 Libra) has just passed its conjunction to Trumps natal Neptune (5 Libra) – news of his pending arrest? Will these transits spell the end of Trump’s “I wannabe president a second time around” ambitions once and for all? It comes on the heels of Mars squaring the June 10th solar eclipse just a few days earlier, so one has to wonder.

The Sept 3rd configuration also coincides at the onset of the long Labor Day holiday weekend, perhaps an essential component to stifling out of control speculation in the financial markets. It all could be a much to do about nothing (as the saying goes), but admittedly, my curiosity is piqued.

Watched Glenn Kirschner again, gives me hope and optimism, fingers crossed for the “final indictment.” My gut (not astrology) tells me this guy will get away with everything, and I want to be wrong. I’m hoping his revenge tour bites him badly, but it’s alarming to me how many people still fervently and intensely support him.

Jerry — thanks for the interesting links (Glenn, Cash Peters, and others).

The opening salvo. Mars-Saturn opp. 9:08 am Thurs. July 1st NYC

Trump Organization Expects To Be Charged Thursday In Manhattan Criminal Case

CNBC
June 30, 2021

The Trump Organization has been told to expect that criminal charges will be filed by Manhattan prosecutors against the company belonging to former President Donald Trump as early as Thursday afternoon, NBC News reported Wednesday.

It is not yet clear whether any other people, particularly Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg, also will be charged Thursday. Trump himself is not expected to be charged Thursday.

NBC reported that two representatives from the Trump Organization said they were told the charges were imminent. One person said the charges are expected around 2 p.m. Thursday.

Continued…..

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/30/trump-organization-expects-to-be-charged-thursday-in-manhattan-criminal-case.html

Will, the Saturn-Neptune conjunction in 2026 will bring a very important event. I believe at this point that it will be a singular and signature achievement for the 2024 President elected under the last degrees of Neptune in Pisces. This President, like Lincoln, will distinguish herself or himself by compassion for the weak or downtrodden. Like Lincoln before he became President, this person may have a historic opportunity to go further than he or she thinks possible at this time. That major reform may turn out to be Medicare for all, which would involve those two planets by giving political structure to compassion. It would only be possible if the Democrats win a crushing victory in both houses in addition to the White House with a remarkable and able and inspiring President.

That President is expected to have a strong Neptunian or Pisces or 12th house influence in her chart. It is interesting that this same President will also face the Uranus return of 2027-28. This is another parallel with Lincoln and FDR, who both achieved major reforms while leading the country through a huge military conflict during previous Uranus returns.

As for your own personal chart, your Sun at 0 Aries, the degree of the Saturn-Neptune conjunction, could indicate that Medicare for all will be a godsend to you specifically or someone you hold dear. It would depend in part on the house placement.

Will, in addition Saturn-Neptune will be sextile both Pluto in Aquarius and Uranus in Gemini in 2026. This is the mark of great social progress.

The conjunction should also bring profound personal renewal and inspiration for you until the end of this life.

Andre,

Very interesting upcoming planetary dynamics. May that conjunction be a watershed moment for you and everyone on this blog as well!

Heat records are breaking day after day here in the PNW. Lytton, British Columbia hit 121.3F/49.6C Tuesday.

Sunstars,
I seem to recall you are living somewhere on Vancouver Island? I hope you are well, and are in a place that is safe from the heat.

even Marjorie is commenting on the heat
https://star4cast.com/canada-heatwave-eclipse-markers/

Sunstars,

Hard to imagine Robson Street baking under the sun; ever! Van Couver is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited. Here’s hoping the skies will cloud up and rain will come very soon.

Jerry,

“The opening salvo. Mars-Saturn opp. 9:08 am Thurs. July 1st NYC

Trump Organization Expects To Be Charged Thursday In Manhattan Criminal Case

CNBC
June 30, 2021

The Trump Organization has been told to expect that criminal charges will be filed by Manhattan prosecutors against the company belonging to former President Donald Trump as early as Thursday afternoon, NBC News reported Wednesday.

It is not yet clear whether any other people, particularly Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg, also will be charged Thursday. Trump himself is not expected to be charged Thursday.”

Looking forward to a spot of longed-for exhilaration as well as proof that our judicial system is still viable and reliable.

Donald Rumsfeld, Defense Secretary During Iraq War, Is Dead at 88

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/30/us/politics/donald-rumsfeld-dead.html

Can’t say I’m sorry to see him go.

About the heat: I live 2 blocks from the ocean in Victoria. No doubt it has been hot. However there are lots of trees where I live….. my place is shaded. And I spent a chunk of the day in an air conditioned building.

I actually had a job if I wanted it just out of nursing – in Lytton. One of my classmates said Come on up…
haha! But I declined.

My kids were born in Phoenix. Also I lived in Kelowna BC, in the Okanagan where I also went back to school as an adult….. The Okanagan has cacti! And in the summer for a few days it was hot! Yes I would be sweating in my car saying You did Phoenix so you can do this. It was dry heat in both places. I think my parents in Kelowna had air conditioning.

The heat challenges me to endure…. It is only for a short time now. A day later and the temperature has dropped. However if because of climate change, it continues, there’s always Whitehorse, Yukon! 🙂

In mild Victoria I can’t think of anyone who has air conditioning.

I have lots of relatives in Vancouver…… my sister lived in maybe one of the best places in North Vancouver… near Mt. Seymour Parkway, with a creek at the edge of their yard…with towering old growth trees all around them. I still preferred Victoria.

Ohoh. Think I’m bragging. Still gonna do it. Sorry.

Ok you climate refugees… Come on up! I love Americans……. They are the best! We have a lot of room up here

But most of the action is near the American border
🙂

Sunstars,
You are delightful!
“However if because of climate change, it continues, there’s always Whitehorse, Yukon! ”
LOL!

I love the flowers in Victoria, a much prettier place than Vancouver. Many don’t have air conditioning here in western WA either. It was never considered necessary.
I muse that perhaps in future people will say they remember when the northern US and southern Canada weren’t tropical!

What Will Likely Happen Next After Trump Org. Indictments? – MSNBC

Video: 5 min 3 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPnzECMt-dQ

Will: Thanks for your mention of Robson Street. For my brother’s 50 birthday they closed down Robson Grill – for his birthday. I am glad I am talking to people of my generation…… Also Whistler at the beginning… I wish you all could have been there..

Ok now I will quit! eek

Hey folks.
This post has nothing to do with political astrology, but …

You may have noticed
SlightKC of Leavenworth, KS hasn’t posted lately. I received her permission to tell you why. She has been extremely ill.

No one here is required to do anything, but if you are so inclined, she could use our healing thoughts by whatever you refer to them as…
Meditations / Prayers / Spells / Visualations
etc.

Eliseo, thanks for letting us know about SlightKC. I will send her Reiki and hold healing space for her.

Thank you Eliseo.

Thanks for letting us know about SlightKC, Eliseo. She was always so supportive and concerned when we mentioned our challenges, all the while dealing with her own. Will definitely send healing thoughts.

I don’t believe I know anyone right now who isn’t going through major problems and challenges. No matter where you turn, it’s heartache. I feel so many shifts taking place.

Eliseo,

Please extend my empathy and support to slightkc. She is in my daily intentions.

Nancy, Jerry, Sharon, Eliseo, Andre, Laura, Marija, kiwi, Dori, et al,

“Trump Organization Is Charged in 15-Year Tax Scheme
BREAKING
C.F.O. Accused of Avoiding Taxes on $1.7 Million in Income
Allen Weisselberg, former President Trump’s long-serving and trusted chief financial officer, faced grand larceny and other charges.
The charges ushered in an aggressive new phase of a sweeping inquiry into the business practices of Mr. Trump and his company.”

Its better than porn! (not that I’ve ever seen porn)

Yes, good news, Will. Let’s see where it leads. I’m sad about the SC decision today that’s supposed to have left the door open for these voter restriction “laws”. I hope it motivates everyone to get out the vote (the good guys!).

slightkc, you are in my prayers if you read this. You are such a fine person who has shared so much of yourself with us. I pray for relief from pain for you, for your comfort, and full healing and recovery.

sunandstars, thanks for your light-hearted and intelligent posts.

My sister-in-law, Shelley, had gotten some sort of head injury, that we aren’t aware of, which caused a sub-dura hematoma. It’s now about 48 hrs since her surgery. She’s in a coma, stable, with some slight responsiveness (like opening her eyes when pinched). Please say a little prayer for her full recovery too.

Thanks,
Sharon

How climate change ‘loads the dice’ for heat waves
This week’s sizzling temperatures may herald a climate reality that scientists thought was still decades in the future.
https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/heat-wave-west-coast-hints-climate-change-scientists-say-rcna1297

I began to notice a pattern in the 1980’s as I read climate science articles. I’ve posted this at this blog before, but it bears repeating. Climate scientists measure all sorts of things relative to their discipline, glacial melt, permafrost melt, carbon dioxide levels, methane outgassing, etc. On the basis of their measurements and models they develop new models predicting what the numbers will be next year, or in a decade, or century, etc. But their models keep failing, as Mother Nature always seems to drastically exceed them. The numbers are almost always higher than expected.

It’s happened time and again, but this week we have the reverse situation. The article listed above reports that days ago when climatologists and meteorologists looked at their data and computerized predictions they thought their model must be seriously flawed. They did not expect temperatures to rise that high in the Am. Pacific Northwest until sometime in the 2050’s. But here we are! Their models this time were correct. The temperature conditions predicted for the 2050’s manifested a week ago!

What is important now is what the rest of this summer will bring, and whether next summer or the summer after that repeats the pattern of 2021. I’ve been saying all along our projections, and the “green” goals of Dems are ludicrously too small, and way too timid.
The absurd reality we may find ourselves in is a choice between an intentionally bad economy and survival. All because we did not develop green technology quickly enough, too little too late.

Hey Will

Re: “Trump Organization Is Charged……….”

The response among Republicans and Democrats has been varied and interesting. Here’s one former Secretary of State’s response that seems very fitting………

https://village.photos/images/user/80a4477b-df60-435d-b884-ac60d268982b/6bad419d-574a-4959-be93-26705f55c44b.jpg

The fact A. Weisselberg is pleading not guilty is telling. A very perceptive close friend of mine believes Weisselberg is rearranging his personal wealth and finances to benefit his children, all in preparation for his suicide.

Eliseo,

Marjorie Orr posted a Donald Trump/Allen Weiselberg composite chart some time back. I think it is an excellent indication of the relationship. Here it is:

https://i1.wp.com/star4cast.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/aweisscomp.jpg

Composite Pluto stands at 11 ’39 Leo. Fast forward ten days………..

6:26 pm July 11th EST the Moon transit exactly conjoins comp. Pluto in opposition to tr. Saturn (11 ’42 Aquarius). A state of reckoning? I don’t see suicide here.

One astrologer describes it this way…..

“Saturn represents ambition, achievement, hard work, and the urge to keep things tightly under control. Pluto is the planet of depth, possessing a hunger for power, and has a tendency to blow apart anything and everything that refuses to change or is complacent and naive.”

Allen Weisselberg’s former daughter in law Jennifer Weisselberg is convinced that Weisselberg will flip. She calls it “self preservation”. One assumes she is in a good position to know Allen’s mental state since after 15 years of marriage she has been closely involved in the inner dynamics of the family.

Soldier’ for Trump, Faces Charges and Test of His Loyalty

The Trump Organization executive is coming under increasing pressure to turn on the family.

The New York Times
June 30, 2021

Allen H. Weisselberg, has been a loyal Trump employee for decades. “Allen was good at doing what Donald wanted him to do,” said a former Trump Organization executive.

When Donald J. Trump slashed commissions for his real estate brokers, the executive overseeing the agents sent a long memo pleading that he reconsider. “Please,” she wrote. She received a terse, three-line response from Mr. Trump’s chief financial officer, Allen H. Weisselberg.

The decision was final, Mr. Weisselberg told the executive, Rana Williams, in an email. If any of the brokers believed the reduction was unfair, he added, “please let me know so that we can remove them from their buildings and replace them asap.”

In nearly a half-century of service to Mr. Trump’s family businesses, Mr. Weisselberg, 73, has survived — and thrived — by anticipating and carrying out his boss’s dictates in a zealous mission to protect the bottom line.

Continued…….

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/30/nyregion/trump-organization-cfo-allen-weisselberg.html

Eliseo,

I am curious why you find Wesselberg’s “Not-Guilty” proclamation “telling.”

Hardly a legal scholar, I don’t know if I can name any high-profile defendants in U.S. criminal cases who have plead “guilty.”

Jerry, you’ve got a passion for and a strong bead on the “cascading” of criminal charges descending upon L’Enfant Terrible et al. I appreciate your dedicated astro-tracking of this American nightmare.

Hi Will,

As you know, it’s all conjecture. But what the hell; “astro-tracking” as you call it; can be fun and interesting.

More on that imaginary Donald-Hillary phone call (from the Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show)……

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

Will,
Expectation has been Wesselberg would “flip.” Were he to really flip, to cooperate fully and “spill all the beans” I would think he would enter a guilty plea, and therefore receive probation alone with no jail time. Evidently he’s not made or accepted any deal offered by the prosecutorial team. Another G. Gordon Liddy?

Mary Trump was on Rachel Maddow’s show last night and she thought it was a lot more likely that Trump’s children would flip on him than Weisselberg, especially if he’d serve just a short sentence and just heavy fines. Trump’s children are less likely to risk anything for him, nor would he for them. Elsewhere on the show, one of the NY Times reporter on their big prize-winning scoop re: his taxes and finance (much material gained from Mary Trump) noted Ivanka’s jeopardy in being paid millions as a “consultant” despite being already an employee, basically a way to avoid Trump org taxes as well as gift taxes from Trump to his children (thus the other children likely implicated as well).

To clarify, …especially if Weisselberg would serve just a short sentence and just heavy fines.

Eliseo,

Thank you for fleshing-out the “telling” comment. I think all bets are off and everything is still on the proverbial table with tRump and Co. So many layers of crime and cover-up.

Trouble for Kamala.

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/06/30/kamala-harris-office-dissent-497290

Andre,

I’m thinking that this development supports a prediction you made several weeks ago about a stressful event for the Biden admin – no?

For now, I will take refuge in….

Symone Sanders, senior advisor and chief spokesperson for Harris, pushed back against the complaints and defended Flournoy saying she has an “open door policy” and that “Black women like me would not have the opportunity to work in politics without Tina.” Of the chief of staff’s anonymous critics, she added: “People are cowards to do this this way.”

“We are not making rainbows and bunnies all day. What I hear is that people have hard jobs and I’m like ‘welcome to the club,’” Sanders added. “We have created a culture where people, if there is anything anyone would like to raise, there are avenues for them to do so. Whoever has something they would like to raise, they should raise it directly.”

On a very gut/intuition level, I have a sense Kamala Harris will probably not want to become President. I feel she is overwhelmed and struggling to adapt to her new position. I’ve often thought she would have been much better suited as US Attorney General.

If Biden should take a pass on running for a second term, the only alternative candidates who come to mind are Stacey Abrams, Andrew Cuomo or Gavin Newsom. Unfortunately two of them are presently considerably beleaguered with formidable challenges both legal and political. Are you impressed with anyone who might have the chops for the candidacy?

Will, Andre,
RE:
“On a very gut/intuition level, I have a sense Kamala Harris will probably not want to become President. I feel she is overwhelmed and struggling to adapt to her new position. I’ve often thought she would have been much better suited as US Attorney General.”

I get the same vibe. On the one hand, I feel it is a very positive step to have a female of color as VP. On the other, I think relative to her particular talents, it would be far more natural for her to be our US AG.

I don’t get either the Lincoln-esque or FDR vibe from her. However, I definitely get the FDR vibe from Elizabeth Warren and Stacy Abrams, which is what I strongly feel will be necessary to get us through the coming years.

The only male politician I know of, who emantes such vibes is IMO Mr. Biden. In concert with his unusual life story, he is to me FDR-ish AND Lincoln-esque simultaneously.

I sometimes get the feeling that regardless of his state of health, Mr. Biden may of some peculiar and unusual necessity absolutely have to serve a second term. I sense some truly weird, possibly disruptive events coming which will require us to “bend” some rules.

Is anyone else experiencing the same or similar thoughts or feelings?

Marija
“I don’t believe I know anyone right now who isn’t going through major problems and challenges. No matter where you turn, it’s heartache. I feel so many shifts taking place.”

Same here. My terminally ill wife’s health goes up and down, lately down. My cantankerous mother-in-law is quite depressed, convinced we are descending into civil war, and I feel I’ll go crazy if I don’t find a job soon. Nevertheless, from what I’m hearing from others, our problems are MINOR compared to what many others are experiencing. Just about everyone I converse with speaks of the deep troubles they are having.

Simultaneously, I get the feeling we are now experiencing the calm before the storm.

Eliseo,

Re: “The calm before the storm”

Apparently, the month of September according to Dianne of Tarot is when it all comes to a head. A number of other intuitives are picking up on that as well. As discussed previously, this is partially due to the potential upsurge in the COVID 19 virus. Specifically the Delta variant. Another global shutdown could very well have a devastating affect on our economy……..

Covid-19 Delta Variant Sends Shockwaves Across
Global Markets

Mint
June 29, 2021

Few analysts predicting a swift rebound as tighter curbs on movements cloud the growth outlook. Here’s a look at what investors, strategists saying about the implications of the delta strain on the various asset classes.

Continued……

https://www.livemint.com/market/stock-market-news/covid19-delta-variant-sends-shockwaves-across-global-markets-11624968531131.html

It’s my feeling the 16 month forced retreat we experienced with the onset of the pandemic, that has been demanding us our full attention, is kind of a meaningful message in saying, we need to re-evaluate our priorities and go more within. Perhaps it was a test run in preparing us to get our house in order for the main event? The main event could take us all by surprise.

On a personal note, the 7 month old puppy dog we adopted some months ago, even though challenging at times (she has so much exuberant energy that it’s difficult to keep up with her), has had a calming effect on our lives. Nothing quite like getting back in touch with nature and animals to restore some sense of balance. Here’s a snap I took of her yesterday (her name is Gracie, and she is a sheer delight)…….

https://village.photos/images/user/80a4477b-df60-435d-b884-ac60d268982b/d6bf3bb0-fde1-453e-a157-75b5c8682e88.jpg

🙂 Thank you Jerry

By the early 1990’s I realized we of the West were thinking idiotically about China, especially our avaricious business community. I was perhaps more fortunate than our business folks. I had the benefit of a good sociology and history background plus a lot of heavy reading.

But if you want to understand some of the whys and hows of our crazy relationship with the “Middle Kingdom,” you don’t have to read a plethora of books. I recommend such articles as the one below. I especially find it interesting this was published in the Harvard Business Review Magazine. That tells me our business leaders and analysts are finally waking up to the Frankenstein monster they’ve helped create.

Below is the link to the article, about medium length, helpful in understanding China, their motivations, aims, etc.

What the West Gets Wrong about China
https://hbr.org/2021/05/what-the-west-gets-wrong-about-china

Summary preceding the article.
Many people have wrongly assumed that political freedom would follow new economic freedoms in China and that its economic growth would have to be built on the same foundations as in the West. The authors suggest that those assumptions are rooted in three essentially false beliefs about modern China: (1) Economics and democracy are two sides of the same coin; (2) authoritarian political systems can’t be legitimate; and (3) the Chinese live, work, and invest like Westerners. But at every point since 1949 the Chinese Communist Party—central to the institutions, society, and daily experiences that shape all Chinese people—has stressed the importance of Chinese history and of Marxist-Leninist doctrine. Until Western companies and politicians understand this and revise their views, they will continue to get China wrong.

IMO, American business leaders, business leaders of the western style democracies and their elected leaders, our presidents and congresses, Nixon through Trump, ALL profoundly misunderstood, and misanticipated the potential effect of opening up and empowering China economically.

Also IMO, Mr. Biden is the first president since LBJ to understand and recognize the danger and potential threat China represents. (Although Mr. Trump felt similarly, it is hard to tell whether his realization was the product of reasoning and true understanding, or his extraordinary penchant to paranoia.)

Presuming we win the current and coming struggle between democracy and authoritarianism, (and maybe if we don’t) by the end of this century I believe historians will likely refer to the West’s gambit to economiclly empower China, using a phrase like “the China catastrophe,” or some equivlent. It will be looked upon as one of the single dumbest misadventures ever hatched by Western powers.

Eliseo… guess it’s different for everybody, but the same too…. when you have a loved one who is designated “terminal”. My greatest protection was denial….. with my mother, my sister, and my brother. Maybe I just didn’t want to stop seeing them as the individuals they “are”, I wanted to live in the present moment with them…….and to respect their experience and their journey. I wanted to go as far along as I could in their journey with them, until that invisible line was crossed… the one they could cross but I couldn’t…and even after that I wanted to see what they saw, for a while, as long as I could, and watch the direction in which they flew.

Another really excellent read on China, this one at Bloomberg.

China’s Arrogance Is Uniting Its Rivals
Authoritarian states have a history of underestimating democracies, becoming more dangerous after realizing their mistake.

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-04-08/china-s-arrogance-is-uniting-its-rivals-around-the-u-s

Sunstars,
I really enjoy your thoughtful nature. It really comes through in your empathic commentaries.

Jerry,
Thankyou for the photo! A good dog can be a real comfort and emotional support. My last dog, who died a few months ago was a Sheltie, an extremely sweet and eagerly helpful soul, and a real gentleman.

September? I was thinking October when the proverbial manure might hit the giant fan. But that might be the difference between US national troubles and international events. Domestic Trumpian insurrectionist troubles in September, international ones in October?

Xi Jinping is boxing himsef into an inescapable corner. The CCP pledged in 1949 to “reunite” ALL China by 2049. But Xi Jinping pledged a few days ago in a major speech to “reunite” China during his administration.

Considering the currents flowing through the Taiwan strait, if China invades Taiwan, it would most likely be in April, May, or October.
An invasion from the mainland would not be like crossing the English channel on D-Day. Far more difficult. The distance is 180-kilometers/110 miles and the waters and tides are far more treacherous. It is only doable during those 3 months.

If China invades, the almost immediate result elsewhere will be:
(A) practically all nations and companies, perhaps except Iran, N. Korea, and Russia, will stop doing business with them immediately. (Many companies and investors are already withdrawing, as cost of Chinese labor has risen significantly, they don’t appreciate their intellectual property being stolen, and in anticipation of probable Chinese military misbehavior.)
(B) As China is the world’s principal manufacturer, companies and nations will have to do their manufacturing elsewhere, like maybe at home, or Mexico or India.
(A + B) = serious disruption of markets and a worldwide depression, at least at first.

The Am. President, Congress, and allies would need to quickly decide whether to intervene, and if so how much. Direct conflict? OR Economic and materiel support for Taiwan as we did for the UK during the beginning years of WWII, until Pearl Harbor?
Unfortunately, although I think Mr. Biden is well informed, I would venture at least half, if not the majority of our congresspersons are not up to speed on the salient issues, facts and possible outcomes, i.e. not well qualified to make such consequential decisions.

Furthermore, you probably know India is substantially increasing their military personnel on their border with China. If the CCP is foolish and arrogant enough to start such a conflagration, it is likely to spread through much of Asia.

As of now, Australia, India, Japan, the Phillipines, and several of the smaller east Asian nations are quite alarmed, and quietly preparing for worst case acenarios. The US is withdrawing troops and equipment from other areas, beginning to focus and concentrate them in the western Pacific region.

I hope I am wrong, and I don’t mean to be an alarmist, but our present summer feels to me like the summer of 1939. By September 1st, Hitler was invading Poland.

Jerry,
A close friend of mine is a biologist. She told me a bit over a week ago the Delta variant would not so much be a problem for vaccinated folks. But there was she said a much more virulent form coming out of Brazil which the media has not glommed onto yet. For that she said we might need a booster.

Eliseo: That was a really good opinion in Bloomberg. Wonder what it would be like if China, after messing up Hong Kong, then decided to do Taiwan? Wonder what the rest of the world would do then?

It’s a little funny that the “Quad” doesn’t include Canadians…. They must be lumped in with the US, or be able to be seen as NORTH Americans………..

Actually I identified as such when going to U of A as in Alberta….. We had come up from Phoenix to Alberta for 3 years and then – right back down to Colorado.

I noticed that 50 percent of my profs were American. I myself at the time missed the States. So I was only too happy to identify as “North” American.

So maybe this Bloomberg writer was doing the same…..Canadians are North Americans.

However I’m thinking from a Canadian POV it does feel a l’il peculiar……. It does not bother me that much but I am thinking that other Canadians may notice and question it.

By the way I know a few Chinese here in Canada and it is interesting for me as I try to understand how they are different from those of us who were raised in a democratic society. I try to comprehend their values, and the environment in which they are raised. It’s interesting. And an entertaining ongoing sort of saga.

Think maybe it was ? Andre? who contributed an article which stated that China going after Taiwan would be a bridge too far for the rest of the civilized world….. I hope so.

Sunstars,
You must be as crazy as I am, tending toward a nocturnal lifestyle. In the 70’s I spent a good deal of time in Niagra Falls, Toronto, and Winnipeg. In the late 60’s and early 70’s I seriously considered permanent residence and citizenship in either Canada or New Zealand.

Were I to have a magic wand I would wave it over all Canada, granting all of you dual citizenship. I would then hope all of you would vote in our national elections to cancel out and balance against all the no-nothing & proud of it screwballs who perpetually foul up our politics.

Sunstars,
In the next few years climate change and world events will result in Americans needing Canadians more than ever and vice versa.

What is making me understand the Chinese autocracy, and the Belarus guy who seized control, and Poland going bad, etc. etc. is the Trump supporters….. the ones with fantastical thinking that Daddy will take care of us, that Daddy has our best interests in mind: That way we don’t have to think; we can turn off our brains and just coast in Never-Never land. We can live in sentiment and sugary sweetness forever.

To me this is spiritual laziness……drinking the Kool Aid and numbing oneself to the well being of more sentient humans. Shocking, disgusting.

In talking to one Chinese person he had the conception that China was too large to be democratic – would be impossible to govern that way. Now I know they have grown up with that idea from infancy through school. They are PROGRAMMED that way.

Communism is one of the easiest systems to corrupt. And of course it is corrupt from the top down. There are not supposed to autocrats in China because in a weird way communism is about equality. SUPER equality and uniformity in that they lose the authentic self. But Xi should not exist in his current form if he really was communist….
Because the Chinese lack true democracy and the value of the individual, Xi does exist in his present form.

A Chinese girl once asked me – What is Democracy? And I said: “One person, one vote.”

I forgot to add for the record: “Equality.”

They don’t know that. I think I am getting clearer on their concept, but it is a little foggy.

If anyone has any clearer a vision of China, let me know

Sunstars,
Marxism is about equality and curtailing alienation. Leninism is about control.
The CCP is more Leninist than Marxist.

I asked another Chinese female: Why are you here? She said it was not planned; she was going to school here and fell in love and stayed here. A Chinese man who did not believe democracy could work in a country as large as China was an engineer in his own country which did not translate to being an engineer in Canada…. he lost his education, but was here and could not satisfactorily say why…..

Ok. I am not sure the reverse is true. Are there a lot of North Americans and Westerners who choose to live in China and who will lose their education to do so?

I do think there are some English as a Second Language teachers that are over there… However, other than that I do not see the draw. Does anyone on here see it?

Eliseo: I knew there was a gap between Marxism and Leninism. Just as you said.

Marxism was kinda destroyed by Leninism.

Marxism was a sitting duck for Lenin.

Eliseo: Hahaha! Just read your 6:31 am post.

Eliseo: Aww. Just read your 6:36 am post.

Sunstars,
China is an ethnic state. Canada and the US are largely settler states. We benefit from mass immigration. China never will. People are drawn to democratic settler states like the US and Canada for the freedom, and they become citizens and stay for life. Westerners go to China to do or take care of business, but rarely with intention to stay the rest of their lives.

There are some ESL teachers in China, some business executives, and a few Westerners who married a Chinese person, but not that many. The culture is very racist, sexist, and ethnochauvinistic. Conformity might be considered one of their, if not highest values.

The Han Chinese have been systematically genociding non-Han folks off and on for centuries. They also have made the Han language, (Mandarin) the national required language. Sichuan, Cantonese, Han, and many others share a written language but not a spoken one. When they speak they do not understand one another. But they can write letters to one another and understand perfectly.

One major astrological aspect I do see happening in September that has the potential to impact the US economy, as mentioned before, is that Sept. 14th Mars-Uranus sesquiquadrate (29 ’32 Virgo – 7 ’32 Taurus). Possible earthquake activity in California? Mars then progresses on to 0 Lib in square to last years June 10th solar eclipse degree (0 Cancer).

In the 6/10/2020 solar eclipse chart, the eclipse quincunxes Saturn (0 Aquarius) the degree of the 2021 US Inaugural chart’s Sun, so some major adjustments may be required…….

Solar Eclipse June 2020 Astrology by Astrology King……

The new moon June 2020 solar eclipse at 00 ’21 Cancer makes just one significant planetary aspect as shown in the chart below. Although a solar eclipse quincunx Saturn may be termed a minor aspect, it is an important influence in this case because the aspect orb is only ‘0.19.

Continued……..

https://astrologyking.com/solar-eclipse-june-2020-new-moon/

CORRECTION: Read instead “In the 6/21/2020 solar eclipse chart”

Eliseo: Wow. I did not know that. I mean in some ways I have sensed it but the way you put it makes perfect sense.

Of course, China is an ethnic state. And Canada and the US are settler states……

I have never heard it put that way before.

Gonna google the Han Chinese.

On Monday I am having dinner with my friend. She won the Order of Canada for her work in gerontology a year or two ago. Her mother was Chinese. I can’t wait to tell her what I have just learned…… hehehe……

She doesn’t speak a Chinese language but did scholastic exchange to Hong Kong or Beijing every year as part of her contract with UVic.

She’s an Aries with Moon in Taurus, and Mars, Saturn and Pluto in Leo. I’m a Pisces with Moon in Aries, Venus in Taurus, and Mars, Saturn and Pluto in Leo.

Hillary Clinton is a Scorpio with Moon in Pisces, and Mars, Saturn, and Pluto in Leo.

Erin Sullivan the Astrologer who wrote a few books including Retrograde Planets, is a Scorpio with Mars, Saturn and Pluto in Leo.

Al Gore is an Aries I think with Moon in Capricorn who has Mars, Saturn and Pluto in Leo.

Bernadette Peters, with whom I most identify, is a Pisces with Scorpio Moon, and Mars, Saturn and Pluto in Leo.

James Taylor is a Pisces with Moon in Aries and Mars, Saturn and Pluto in Leo.

Betty Broderick who killed her former husband and his new wife is a Scorpio with Mars Saturn and Pluto in Leo. In my humble opinion if ever there was a justified homicide this was it.

This Mars Saturn Pluto signature has always interested me.

I think that is why I have always been interested in the Holocaust.

I can go there. And I did. Not in person but in books and in news.

Leslie Stahl did a full interview of the young man who ran the Nuremberg Trials. I was on the run but I caught again the photographs of the skeletal bodies of the hundreds, perhaps the thousands of Jews… who were photographed.

I saw the moving pictures of the people who were forced to run away in terror as of course they knew they were going to be shot by the Nazis. It was hard to watch. In fact I didn’t after the first glimpses.

As a girl, I read of the experiments by Dr. Josef Mengele.

And the lampshades made out of human skin.

I read King Rat etc. etc. And so much more.

It was a natural outcome of WWII. It was my kharma…… I was a recipient of those energies.

I bore witness.

so that was my Mars Saturn Pluto in Leo.

But I also was a child of the sixties. The Hippy Chick, and the Mod. A cross between them, or both. Forward thinking.

Uranus in Gemini.

I love my generation. Fixed signs Haha!

I always want to be on the cutting edge. But what I think is the cutting edge is not what every one else might think it is.

In the 10th grade I was in the school library reading ….. I forget the full name…. something like Mother Jones or Mother Earth News about Solar Energy!!! in the ’60’s. And I’m still there.

However I was really really wrong about how long it would take to get to solar energy.

I also like to watch Dr. David Sinclair….. Aging in Reverse. And read Dr. Steven Gundry – The Plant Paradox – and I buy the supplements.

So the Mars Saturn and Leo ability to renew itself.

But, I have hangups. And struggle with them so much….. they prevent me from being self actualized. HEAVY…. these planets. But guess I wouldn’t have it any other way because the only way out is through…..I’m HERE… and I know it but it is so hard getting through…..maybe not for my compatriots but for me……..sigh…..Huh! transiting Neptune conjunct my Sun. Give me a break…. Lol Give me a vision…..

Sunstars,
Your Sun conjuncts my Moon pretty close to the midheaven in my 10th. You’re dealing with Neptune conjunct Sun. I’m dealing with Neptune conjunct Moon.

🙂 I know.

The funniest, dumbest thing I ever did was to leave Edmonton on July 1 – Canada Day…hot and the roads were totally full – and arrive in Colorado on the eve of July 4 – So July 3.

Coming up somewhere past Cheyenne toward Denver, it was like somebody said: Get out of Denver! Go North! The BOMB is dropping in a couple hours The cars stuffing the road OMG! It was an unbelievable sight. A few fender benders made it a nightmare. At least going INTO Denver wasn’t quite as bad…..
I had a BOAT on top of my car.

That was in the mid 80’s

Sunstars,
I too have have done some foolish, funny, and dumb things, but if that was the dumbest, you are smarter than am I.
Sounds like you’ve done your share of driving across the continent. I’ve driven through most of the US and Canada as well. Never found what I was looking for, whatever that was.

To All:
SlightKC asked me to convey her gratitude to everyone and inform you she believes your kind thoughts/energies directed to her have boosted her healing. She is recovering from some very serious illness, but is gradually getting to feel better, enough today to drive into Kansas City to pick up some meds for her dog.

I am sure when she feels well enough, she will again be posting her feisty insights here. But in the meantime, she continues to need whatever healing energies we can send her.

Thank you Eliseo for keeping us posted (especially with encouraging news about SlightKC). Sunstars sounds like we were all roaming about in the 1980’s. That’s when I packed up my sweet Mazda RX7 and drove from the East Coast to Ashland Oregon. Did it all by myself and spent 2 months camping and backpacking, wow do I miss those Aires Sun days of courage and full charge ahead life experiences.

Sunstars, It was Mother Earth News, based in Hendersonville, NC at one time (80s?) and, Google tells me, now in Topeka, KS. I visited their “Earth Village” at one time, a very forward looking “green” homesteading-type community. I used to subscribe and one of my favorite articles was something like “Five Arguments for the Elimination of TV”, having to do with the negative electrical effects, I think. I also used to love Alicia Bay Laurel’s “Living on the Earth”.

My husband has that same astrological signature + venus in Taurus, Moon Scorpio, mercury Pisces, sun in Aries (so you might be born around the same time in 1948?). He is great, you’ve gotta love him, but he ain’t always easy. He loves outdoor camping, too, Laura, Willow. George W. Bush also has the mars, saturn, pluto in Leo, with Leo rising I believe (he turned out to be quite a prolific painter).

What house is your sun in, SS?

Eliseo, are you looking into Pisces types of jobs that involve empathy and/or the arts? You are a natural for writing or even editing, and we know you are a musician. I don’t mean to be presumptuous — I imagine you are looking in these areas. There ARE online editing/writing jobs to be had. On the other hand, it would probably be good for you to get out of the house. Sorry to hear about your wife not feeling so great.

Hi Laura Willow,
It is the least I can do for slightKC. She’s a real sweetheart.
1980’s – For most of that time I was lost inside, confused but didn’t know it. I wasn’t prone to the enticements many others fell into. But I did do some crazy things, acting compulsively out of thoughts and emotions borne of earlier childhood traumas I did not understand. I had some really good and positive experiences and adventures, in the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s and some very bad ones. For me, going back to those times would be a mixed blessing.

The longest drive I ever made was from eastern N. Carolina to Barstow, CA, continuing on northward to Olympia, WA, 3,525 miles. I never want to do that again.

The Trump years were the weirdest, most exhausting, maybe craziest and most dangerous time through which many of us have lived. But the present time to me feels awfully odd as well, but in a different way. As I posted upstream, it feels like the calm before a great storm. It appears the Trump story epilogue will commence soon, plus more unusual international strife.

I believe Mercury goes direct in a few days. Hopefully our vision will clarify some at that point. Most of us here have looked at the coming transits. It doesn’t look to me like we’ll be returning to “normal” anytime soon. In the words of Bette Davis as the character Margo in the 1950 film, All About Eve, “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” In our case, I expect a bumpy ride through the rest of this decade. All the more reason for us all here to hang together, to give support when it is needed. Despite the fact many of us have never met in the flesh, (though some of us have) I believe we are all friends here.

Personally, I am grateful for this forum which Nancy has so generously provided. It has helped me keep my sanity for a number of years.

Eliseo,

“China is an ethnic state. Canada and the US are largely settler states. We benefit from mass immigration. China never will. People are drawn to democratic settler states like the US and Canada for the freedom, and they become citizens and stay for life. Westerners go to China to do or take care of business, but rarely with intention to stay the rest of their lives.”

Fabulous, pithy factoids. Says a great deal!

Jerry,

Gracie is a love. Medical/Psychological fact: dogs help to reduce loneliness, stress and reduce secretion of stress hormones (epinephrine, adrenaline and cortisol) which reduces blood pressure and potential for cardiac events.

To your health!

Sharon,
Thanks for the suggestion. I’ve anticipated probably teaching at one of the universities here, but none have been interested so far. The pandemic has had teaching staff frozen in place. And besides, adjunct professors are now mostly hired part time only, making $12,000 or less per year, if that. That’s why so many professors are now living in their cars. The salary is not enough, and eventually my wife’s care will become very expensive.

I’ll be applying this weekend for some state jobs, now opening up here. I believe they are all what we would think of as Piscean.

As far as my performance skills as an actor, singer, musician, poet, etc. who in their right mind would want to look at an ugly old guy like me? But, I’m open to it if someone is truly interested.

An editing or writing job sounds good, but I feel so awkward and lost in the process of seeking such work. A very close and dear friend strongly believes I have a mild case of Asperger’s syndrome. My wife heartily agrees. Maybe they are right? I do find it odd I can be so charismatic on stage, or in a classroom, receiving standing ovations, but on a personal level applying for jobs, I metaphorically can’t seem to tie my own shoes.

I feel I do need to get out of the house. I know you are aware of how adverse the home environment is. Mother-in-Law behaves like a very abusive dry drunk. After over 33 years, she still does not accept me. She hates me, and is extremely jealous of the relationship between wife and I. She has to be in control, and wow is she good at it! I’m not allowed to use the stove, washer or dryer. I end up essentially confined to my room mostly, so as to avoid her unpredictable, sporadic cruelty.

I would wecome a job requiring me to actually go somewhere, like to an office, or even temporarily to a different state, city, or country.

If you are interested or inclined: M-in-Law birth data is 07-20-1936, 1:10 am standard time, Latitude 29 N 13, Longitude 081 W 01. Sharon, you already have my birth data. I find it peculiar I also have my birth recorded at 1:10 am, albeit different date, etc.

Having to shelter in place because of the pandemic has of course made our situation more difficult. But it is good my wife, as a state employee has been able to keep her job, and work at home.

Hi Will,

Yes. The scientific findings are interesting. We have a lot to learn from our animal friends. They have an innate sense of presence about them. I’m not at all surprised to hear of the medical benefits.

Gracie is so agile and graceful in her movements, (hence her name), that when she is in full chase with other dogs, she can turn on a dime and not miss a beat. She is remarkably fast and when in the mood very playful. And yet she has depth. There is an inner communication between us. It’s a silent, inner knowing communication. Her eyes convey it. Take a look…..

https://village.photos/images/user/80a4477b-df60-435d-b884-ac60d268982b/0c334126-5faa-4254-8c43-80c9019fd31a.png

She loves to take naps. Here she is in one of her more unconventional sleeping positions…..

https://village.photos/images/user/80a4477b-df60-435d-b884-ac60d268982b/resized_ccf7abd6-2dd6-449e-b591-d7bbd60ff315.jpg

Beautiful dog, Jerry. Eliseo, I’ll try respond to your post a bit later.

Hi Sharon,

She is precious. Thank you. Her mother and siblings are all slender. It’s in their genes. She’s a picky eater. It’s a bit of a challenge finding the right diet where she will put on weight.

I have the same problem with mine. I will tell you what we do in another post.

Will, I like Stacy Abrams but she seems to be gearing up for another run for Governor of Georgia in 2022. I am convinced Kamala will not be the Democratic nominee in 2024 whether she wants it or not. The remaining possibilities are another term for Biden, Senator Warren, Secretary Buttigieg who is clearly ambitious and will be empowered by transiting Pluto conjunct his Sun in 2023-24 or some other dark horse candidate. As I have said, that candidate should have a strong Neptunian placement in his or her chart. Whoever it is, I expect a strong Democratic win and control of both Houses of Congress in 2024. The winds of positive change will be blowing again at that time more strongly than last November.

Pluto has now returned to 25 Capricorn for the month of July. This is very beneficial to Biden who became President when Pluto first reached that degree. Pluto is opposite his natal Jupiter, his ruling planet, at 25 Cancer, which is itself conjunct the US Constitution Uranus. He is fortunate for the Constitution in a surprising way, which has been the case so far. July should give him a major achievement; perhaps a satisfying infrastructure bill will become law. Pluto will return to 25 Capricorn in December; perhaps then he will obtain a new Voting Rights Act. His popularity should increase this month and at the end of the year.

Pluto at 25 Cap is bad for the Former Guy because it opposes his natal Venus. This is very bad for his finances, which are probably taking a big hit because of all his legal fees and the fact that his company has been indicted, which could lead to bankruptcy as creditors call in their loans from what is now a stinking and disreputable company.

Pluto will return to 24 Cap from August through November. This is catastrophic for 45 as Pluto will oppose his natal Saturn, one of the worst aspects one can have. He attempted the July 6 insurrection under Pluto at 24 Cap and it backfired, leading to the certification by Congress of his loss. He is almost certain to be personally indicted during the August to November period.

At the same time, Pluto at 24 Cap is very bad for the country because it opposes natal Mercury. That was the degree of the Big Lie, which could come back stronger than before. Expect his indictment to arouse a very strong and perhaps violent reaction from extreme quarters in parts of the country. The police may have to shoot to bring him to court. Trump’s Saturn conjunct US Mercury means he prevents the country from having a clear understanding of itself, and is a constant source of lies and disinformation.

I am glad I will not live through a transit of Pluto opposite my natal Saturn, although Uranus is fast approaching that point. It was bad enough to have Pluto conjunct Saturn, Pluto square my Sun and conjunct my Sun, as well as Uranus square my Sun and Neptune square Saturn, over the years. Pluto will soon be square my natal Neptune. These outer planet transits are all major turning points in one’s life.

The difference between Pluto conjunct Saturn and Pluto opposite Saturn, IMHO, is that under the former a major life project one initiates can fail, while under the latter the structure of one’s life is upended or shattered by people or events beyond our control. Court proceedings would be a prime example. Bad karma is due and it is inescapable no matter how many times we got out of trouble before.

Corrections: the January 6 insurrection, of course.

Pluto at 24 Cap opposes US Mercury.

Are we coming back full circle to where we were on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks? We may be facing an excruciatingly decisive moral dilemma soon……

Afghanistan: All Foreign Troops Must Leave By Deadline – Taliban

BBC News
July 5, 2021

Any foreign troops left in Afghanistan after Nato’s September withdrawal deadline will be at risk as occupiers, the Taliban has told the BBC.

Continued…..

https://news.yahoo.com/afghanistan-foreign-troops-must-leave-211219883.html

Top US General In Afghanistan Says ‘We Should Be Concerned’ About Taliban

CNN
July 4, 2021

Army Gen. Austin Scott Miller, the top US military official overseeing the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, said that there should be concern about the Taliban advances on the ground there.
“We should be concerned. The loss of terrain and the rapidity of that loss of terrain has — has to be concerning, one, because it’s a — war is physical, but it’s also got a psychological or moral component to it. And hope actually matters. And morale actually matters,” Miller said in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “And so, as you watch the Taliban moving across the country, what you don’t want to have happen is that the people lose hope and they believe they now have a foregone conclusion presented to them.”

The US military is in its final stages of withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, which is expected to be completed soon, bringing an end to America’s longest war. CNN reported Friday that the last US troops had left Bagram Air Base, marking the end of the American presence at the sprawling compound that became the center of military power in Afghanistan.

While President Joe Biden is remaining steadfast in his decision to draw down troops by September 11, concerns are rising about the pace of troop withdrawal, the deteriorating security in Afghanistan, and lingering questions about the US’ long-term strategy.

Miller expressed his concern about the security situation in Afghanistan and raised the potential of a civil war once US troops are gone, as the Taliban are already moving rapidly to take over districts in the northern parts of the country.

“You look at the security situation, it’s not good. The Afghans recognize it’s not good. The Taliban are on the move. We’re starting to create conditions here that won’t look good for Afghanistan in the future if there’s a push for a military takeover,” he said.

Asked about the future safety of those who supported the US military effort in Afghanistan and will remain in the country, Miller responded, “I don’t like leaving friends in need. And I know that my friends are in need.” He did not divulge what his advice was to Biden on the question of whether to withdraw troops.

Texas congressman: ‘Biden’s going to own these ugly images’

Along with military commanders, members of Congress have also raised concerns about a resurgence of terrorism should the US-backed government in Kabul fall soon after US troops exit the country.

Rep. Michael McCaul, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Sunday warned that Biden will be held responsible for the aftermath of the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“When we fully withdraw, the devastation, and the killings, and women, humanitarian crisis fleeing across border of Pakistan — President Biden’s going to own these ugly images,” the Texas Republican said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”

Continued……..

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/04/politics/us-afghanistan-withdrawal-security-concerns-taliban/index.html

Jerry,

We have failed miserably in Afghanistan, spilling blood and wasting an extraordinary amount of treasure. I feel we are simply giving the green light to the military industrial complex and getting nothing but loss. We’ve been there for what, 20 years now? If we haven’t trained the Afghani people to fight and protect themselves from the Taliban by now, I’d wage we cannot accomplish this.

Imagine freeing up the military man-power and the trillions of dollars in wasted treasure and pouring all back into our own coffers. Imagine how much amazing infrastructure and student loans we can pay off with those financial resources.

Sometimes you have to lose to win.

Your Military
Afghanistan war cost more than $2T and 240,000 lives, report finds
Meghann Myers

When you add up the cost of Defense and State Department funds sunk into Operations Enduring Freedom and Resolute Support, then throw in the cost of caring for the conflicts’ veterans and the interest on the money borrowed to cover it all, you’re looking at over $2 trillion, according to a report released Friday.

The Costs of War Project detailed its most recent estimates, finding that most of the money came out of $933 billion in DoD overseas contingency funding. The rest includes: $443 billion in DoD base budget increases to support the war; $296 billion to care for veterans; $59 billion in State overseas contingency funds; and $530 to cover the interest on the money borrowed to fund 20 years of deployments.

Those funds do not, however, include the amount the United States government is obligated to spend on lifetime care for American veterans of this war, nor does it include future interest payments on money borrowed to fund the war.

“The DoD spending, at over $900 billion in Afghanistan, is the tip of the iceberg,” Neta Crawford, the project’s lead researcher, said in the release. “The costs of the Afghanistan war include its escalation into Pakistan, millions of refugees and displaced persons, the toll in lives of combatants and non-combatants, and the need to care for America’s veterans.”

President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that the U.S. would begin drawing down its remaining 2,500 troops from Afghanistan on May 1, with a Sept. 11 deadline for full withdrawal.

The Costs of War Project also estimates that 241,000 people have died because of the war in Afghanistan, which includes more than 2,400 American service members and least 71,344 civilians; 78,314 Afghan military and police; and 84,191 opposition fighters. These figures do not include deaths caused by disease, loss of access to food, water, infrastructure, and/or other indirect consequences of the war.”

and

from Wikipedia,

“Corruption
Corruption in Afghanistan
According to The New York Times, many members of the Karzai family have mixed their personal interests with that of the state, and become hugely influential and wealthy by murky means.[128] In 2012 Afghanistan was tied with Somalia and North Korea at the bottom of Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index,[129] and it ranked 172/175 in 2014.[130]

Mahmoud Karzai, the brother of President Karzai, was implicated in the 2010 Kabul Bank crisis. Mahmud Karzai was the 3rd largest shareholder in the bank with a 7% stake. Kabul Bank incurred huge losses on its investments in villas in Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. The real estate investments were registered in the name of Kabul Bank chairman, Sherkhan Farnood. Mahmud Karzai bought one such villa from Farnood for 7 million dirhams using money borrowed from Kabul Bank and in a matter of months sold it for 10.4 million dirhams.[131] Mahmud Karzai’s purchase of the 7% stake in Kabul Bank was also financed entirely through money lent by Kabul Bank with the shares as collateral.[131]”

Andre,

Thank you for your thoughts about viable 2024 Democratic presidential candidates. It is possible, however, that Biden might surprise us all and hang in there for a second term. The honeymoon for him and Harris is over and they are hitting some rough patches. Hopefully the criminal indictments against the Liar-in-Chief and his minions will continue to “cascade” as Jerry minted it, and the still-ignorant and recalcitrant segment of our electorate will stop freebasing his filthy, horrid hot air.

Hi Will,

If interested, here’s an excellent article on the current situation…….

The War in Afghanistan: How It Started and How It Is Ending

The New York Times
May 6, 2021

Even with violence escalating in the country, President Biden is bringing American troops home after nearly 20 years of war.

Continued…….

https://www.nytimes.com/article/afghanistan-war-us.html

Will,
“It is possible, however, that Biden might surprise us all and hang in there for a second term.”

I agree. I suspect extraordinary world events and/or domestic events may compel him to continue; the electorate might feel it would be foolish to “change horses in the middle of a stream.” Besides, his life story in many respects does echo themes from both Lincoln and FDR. If we are merely partially correct in our interpretation of current and coming transits, a president as consequential as Lincoln or FDR, seems eminently logical, plausible, and probable.

IMHO there are others, like Elizabeth Warren or possibly Val Demings who possess some FDRish qualities. I don’t see Kamala Harris ever rising higher than VP. Whomever runs and wins, despite the most prescient astrological interpretations, intuitions, and deductions, I suspect expecting the unexpected, be it positive or negative, will be wise and prudent.

Biden had a brilliant, illustrious career that spanned over 5 decades, a tribute to his dedication as a true public servant….

Joe Biden Then and Now

Video: 2 min 16 sec

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

But like all splendid flowers that have seen the brilliance of its young and middle years; his vibrant oratory skills and intellectual acumen (re: The Watergate hearings) are starting to fade. His ability to govern when he reaches his 80’s may become a political liability for the Democratic party in 2024.

I feel he is presently there for a purpose, To bring honesty and integrity back into the White House. Asking more than that may be wishful thinking on our part. The presidency for all its untold intense pressures, would be an incalculable burden for a man who will be well into his 80’s. The body simply does not have the same recuperative powers as a younger person. Logically speaking, he may not be up to the task in 4 years time.

From The Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

To take the best of the farmer’s farm and the rich man’s elegant villa, and the chaste blessings of the well-married couple, and the fruits of orchards and flowers of gardens,

To take to your use out of the compact cities as you pass through, To carry buildings and streets with you afterward where-ever you go, To gather the minds of men out of their brains as you encounter them, to gather the love out of their
hearts. To take your lovers on the road with you, for all that you leave them behind you, To know the universe itself as a road, as many roads, as roads for traveling souls.

All parts away for the progress of souls,
All religion, all solid things, arts, governments—all
that was or is apparent upon this globe or any globe, falls into niches and corners before the procession of souls along the grand roads of the universe.

Of the progress of the souls of men and women along the grand roads of the universe, all other progress is the needed emblem and sustenance.

Forever alive, forever forward, Stately, solemn, sad, withdrawn, baffled, mad, turbulent, feeble, dissatisfied, Desperate, proud, fond, sick, accepted by men, rejected by men, They go! they go! I know that they go, but I know not where they go, But I know that they go toward the best—toward something great.

So I went to Jerry’s link at the NY Times about the Afghanistan war.

I read the comments which were as informative as the article.

One or two people said Let’s get the women out of Afghanistan….. with which I wholeheartedly agree… Give them visas to the US. OR Canada.

So I went to Afghan Women’s Organization
Refugee and Immigrant Services.

It’s in Ontario.

I was blown away!! Seriously.

The president, Asma Faisi, has a Master of Science in Pharmacology, and a juris Doctor degree both from the University of Toronto.

It goes on and on for about 11 women – next up was the treasurer.

These women are eminently qualified…. some were educated in Afghanistan or the surrounding countries with multiple degrees and great experience working with mostly women in Afghanistan.

Their total education and qualifications – to repeat – blows me away!!!

I want to see if I can contribute in some small or large way to help get the Afghan women out of Afghanistan because we all know what’s going to happen to them…. We just have to get them out.

Let us know, Sunstars, if there is a way to help or if we can donate to Afghan Women’s Organization.

Awww Thanks Sharon K….:)

Jerry, thank you for the quote from Whitman. I had forgotten how much I love his writings. I am on my way to the bookstore to buy Leaves of Grass. I used to carry a copy with me where ever I went.

It’s a really great idea. On the other hand, there are so many organizations to help! My mother used to say “if everyone gave a dollar”, every group in need would have plenty 🙂

This VOX piece from July 3, 2021 is interesting and revealing.

The GOP backlash against corporations isn’t real — yet
How culture wars and the diploma divide are pushing corporate America and the GOP apart.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vox.com/platform/amp/22545125/republicans-corporate-america-education-polarization

But this earlier piece from May 2, 2016 shows the trend began a few years ago.
The Republican-big business alliance is fraying. Now what?
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vox.com/platform/amp/polyarchy/2016/5/2/11565278/gop-big-business-alliance

Presuming the trend continues – presuming R’s continue to alienate and even repel corporate interests – and the educated corporate leaders continue their drift into the Dem party…that would be consistent with a major popular shift Leftward for the country. Perhaps 2022 or 2024?

Addendum:
Which flies in the face of all the R efforts for voter suppression. As the right to vote becomes forbidden fruit, will moderate and liberal voters make greater efforts to exercise their franchise? And with those greater, more strenuous efforts against, and maybe finding ways around voter obstruction, might the R’s achieve the opposite result they desire? Might they ironically be presaging a series of Dem landslides?

On the proverbial other hand: It is apparent the R’s are no longer interested in democracy. Dems continue to play ball, a game with rules by which they abide. They see R’s as the opposing team, as rivals and adversaries, but not mortal enemies. R’s increasingly despise and hate Dems, viewing them as immoral, evil enemies of the state, of humanity, and God HIM-self. They are not playing ball. They’re playing war. These contradictions have got to come to a head. But how might that manifest?

More thoughts: The Dems are dominated by too many Neville Chamberlains, but that IS changing. The chorus is getting louder to do whatever it takes, to end the filibuster, end gerrymandering, get rid of the electoral college, to fund the projects necessary to our survival and thriving, etc.

Lastly, presuming we win this culture war, and fully restore the functionality of our democracy, what can or will we do with the millions among us who no longer believe in democracy, and would rather a White nationalist autocracy? They are infamously obdurate. An old saying: (please pardon the malecentric bias but it is a precise quote)
“A man convinced against his will, is of the same opinion still.” Democracy cannot function when such a large percentage of citizens don’t believe in it.

Meanwhile, my mother-in-law is increasingly depressed, as she is convinced we are bound for civil war. We are watching her carefully.

Just pondering. My “crystal ball” is much too cloudy and fuzzy for answers.

Eliseo,

Herd them all into one state, and cordon it off. Give them as few resources as possible, including access to the ocean, navigable rivers, oil, coal, etc. And basically let them die off.

Some version of this may be where we are ultimately headed. Part of the country chooses to move forward, while the white supremacists who would rather die than see themselves on a level playing field with black people and other minorities… might indeed be granted their ultimate wish.

But as the adage goes, be careful what you wish for.

BuckeyeShadow,
The vaccines we’ve received are reliably protecting us from the original covid-19, AND the Delta variant.
But…
According to our top medical professionals, 99% of those who died of Covid in the last several weeks were not vaccinated. The Delta variant took some, but is expected to take far more of the UN-vaccinated.

At least some of Mr. T’s followers are among the refuseniks. They are suiciding. They are lemmings, loyally following Mr. T to the edge of the cliff where they will tumble down into a sea of oblivion. But I will be shocked if the majority of them go that route. We shall see. Stranger things have happened, and some of them recently.

Mike Lindell Set August 13 As The Date In His Bonkers Theory That Trump Will Be Reinstated As President

The Insider
July 6, 2021

*MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell claimed that Trump will be back in the White House by August 13.

*It’s the first time he’s put a specific date to the groundless theory.

*The 2020 election, which Biden won, will be
“pulled down” and the “communists” routed, Lindell said.

Continued……….

https://www.businessinsider.in/politics/world/news/mike-lindell-set-august-13-as-the-date-in-his-bonkers-theory-that-trump-will-be-reinstated-as-president/articleshow/84170065.cms

DHS Warns Of Right-Wing Violence Fueled By Trump’s August Reinstatement Delusions

Salon
July 1, 2021

The Department of Homeland Security issued a warning to Congress on Wednesday over potential right-wing violence fueled by former President Trump’s widely panned theory that he will be reinstated as president next month.

The warning came during a House Committee on Homeland Security briefing, where John Cohen, a top counterterrorism official, said the department is probing a sea of online chatter from various communities of ideological extremists.

Early last month, sources close to the former president told the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman that “Trump has been telling a number of people he’s in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated by August.” While the theory is entirely bereft of any legal or historical legitimacy, many interpreted it as an implicit call to arms for Trump’s loyal fan base to stage a violent assault once more.

Continued………

https://www.salon.com/2021/07/01/dhs-warns-of-right-wing-violence-fueled-by-trumps-august-reinstatement-delusions/
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COMMENTARY

It’s interesting to note, astrologically, August 13th has Mars at 9 Virgo in quincunx to Saturn at 9 Aquarius and sesquiquadrate to Pluto at 24 Capricorn. Mars in turn forms a semi-square to Trump’s natal Saturn/Venus midpoint (24 Cancer) in tandem with Pluto’s opposition to Trump’s Sat/Venus midpoint. Does this sound like the onset of a revengeful militaristic campaign to try to overturn the election?

Here are some notes from Nancy’s Jan 23rd entry Dawn Of A New Era wherein she focuses in on the Jan 20th 2021 US Inaugural chart…….

“…..The most notable and the tightest planetary configuration is the Mars/Uranus conjunction (6Taurus40 and 6Taurus44) square to Jupiter (7Aquarius23). This combination signifies an enormous amount of energy, perhaps best described in the words of Martin Luther King as marshaling the “fierce urgency of now.” This somewhat agitated and impatient imperative to get things done is consuming and expansive. It describes an intense mobilization of force against an enemy, whether that be the pernicious and ubiquitous corona virus or the upsurge of domestic terrorism.

The Mars/Uranus/Jupiter Combination

The Mars/Uranus/Jupiter combination remains extraordinarily strong from January 20, 2021 all the way through August 2023 due to Inaugural progressed Mars moving to perfect its square with natal and then progressed Jupiter, implying a significant amount of purposeful accomplishment by the Biden administration. This will be further strengthened by tertiary progressed Uranus perfecting the square to Jupiter for the entire first three years of the Biden administration, adding an innovative and creative flavor to the multitude of problem solving.

Difficulties and frustrations may thwart or at least restrain progress, however, when transiting Saturn is square to Mars/Uranus during 2021. We may also see an intensifying of the government’s need to quell violence at that time. The first transiting Saturn square is from February 5 to February 13. Moreover, from roughly February 6 to February 8, Inaugural Mars/Uranus will be particularly agitated by the crossing of the tertiary progressed Moon. Given that these few days are those leading into the Impeachment trial of former President Trump and also happen during the Saturn transit square to Mars/Uranus, it is quite possible we will see an increase in potentially violent protest from February 6 to 8 that demands a forceful and ongoing response (Saturn) through February 13.

We note that transiting Saturn will also be conjunct the US South Node (6Aquarius36) from February 4 to February 12, a configuration that suggests the restraining (Saturn) of a distorted or misguided urge to unbridled freedom (South Node in Aquarius) at that time. This is yet another indication of a confrontation between the military, police and/or national guard and a Trumpian mob both before and during the Impeachment trial.

The second period to watch for a hyper stimulation of the Mars/Uranus conjunction comes when the progressed Inaugural Moon will conjunct Mars/Uranus and then progressed Mars from August 20 through September 23, 2021. Again, we are likely to have a time of tremendous energy in the Biden administration and an aggressive agenda that will either be somewhat thwarted or restrained by the exigencies of reality in the form of a Saturn transit square Mars/Uranus from September 8 to October 12 (8 minutes shy of exact). An alternative possibility is that there will be a potentially violent confrontation between protesters and government forces during this time.

A similar pattern emerges earlier in the summer when tertiary progressed Mars crosses the Inaugural Ascendant (10Taurus19) from June 25 to August 26, again suggesting a very active and aggressive Biden agenda that may agitate and inflame a violent response. Transiting Saturn will square Inaugural Ascendant from July 18 through July 31, again pointing to some kind of restraint and frustration of this forward momentum and/or a need to quell violence.

Thus, the most significant aspect in the Inaugural chart points to sustained, aggressive action against a determined and vehement foe, whether it be the virus, the far-right extremists, environmental degradation, or some foreign adversary. Most likely, it will be all of the above, especially into mid-2023. Significant restraint on the Biden agenda, however, may begin during 2023 when the progressed Inaugural Sun moves to conjunct natal Saturn (3Aquarius56) and progressed Saturn building from February 2023 through June 2024. This progression will highlight the Sun/Saturn conjunction in the Inaugural chart which points to slow, steady, well-thought-out and disciplined action. It is also possible it indicates a somewhat exhausted Biden or the loss of one or both Houses of Congress during the next mid-term election. It is, therefore, all the more reason for Biden and his crew to focus on the fierce urgency of now, as they are clearly doing at present, during his most likely two most effective years as president.”

Trump wasn’t just an abnormal figure — psychiatrists say his rhetoric caused real trauma
Several psychiatrists spoke with Salon about the very real trauma Trump’s presidency caused

https://www.salon.com/2021/07/08/trump-wasnt-just-an-abnormal-figure–psychiatrists-say-his-rhetoric-caused-real-trauma/

This is a relatively short and well thought out little essay by Monica Duffy Toft, published in the February 18, 2021 issue of Foreign Policy Magazine.

How Civil Wars Start
Three factors come into play, and the United States demonstrates all of them.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/02/18/how-civil-wars-start/

The author is not the only one who sees all the prerequisite conditions for an American civil war. But she does present the essentials clearly and simply.
She also proposes:

“The real way to “make America great again” is to clean up the information space and make it shared (a return to broadcasting over narrowcasting). Once everyone can again agree on the facts, policy disagreements won’t destroy the United States, but they will make its democracy stronger. But if sectarianism continues, more violence is inevitable.”

Of course, returning our “information space” from narrowcasting back to broadcasting is more simply stated than actually done. But she is right, IMHO. It is what is necessary if our desire is to continue as a unified democratic republic.

Very few things are actually inevitable. Probability and inevitability are not at all the same. Let us hope our course veers away from civil war. If we descend, as many experts expect, communication between us may or may not be more difficult. Will we continue to have internet? Basic civilizational services? Don’t know. But it is something to think about.

That sounds close to a good explanation of what is needed to unify the US, Eliseo.

HOW that can be accomplished is another thing…..

Having Murdock leave this earthly plane might be a start.

And not having another Murdock have such power…..

In Norway big corporations pay their fair share of taxes, and more. And they don’t mind.

Having people as rich as Bezos and Musk is an abomination. They did NOTHING to deserve that amount of money (and pay no taxes) while so many many people are living lives of desperation.

I don’t know how but things can be changed – I know this.

With true democracy as a base, the level of consciousness will rise. The people of the US are working towards that democracy now.

I am waiting to see what happens with voting rights…..

Sounds terribly radical to say about Bezos and Musk – That they did not deserve the amount of money they have…

Of course they are deserving of a great deal of money and they can be role models… They for sure are living the dream in our capitalist, corporate society. A lot of factors have gone into the making of their situations. In North America, it’s about as predictable as winning the lottery.

Americans can dream. At least a certain sector of society can dream. The ones who can’t vote likely are the ones who can’t dream.

As Leonard Cohen sings: The System is Rigged.

Sunstars,
Leonard Cohen is my favorite songwriter. With nothing against Dylan, he too accomplished great art, but I felt LC was far more deserving of the 2016 Nobel for literature. The Swedish Academy awarded it to B. D. “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. But from my perspective, so did L.C. and he did it so much better than B.D.

RE: “HOW that can be accomplished is another thing…..”
Amen to that! Too many with deep pockets, and huge to gargantuan bank accounts would fight any attempts equalize broadcast and/or print news

Betsy DeVos is gone. As we have more and more people voting, we can have public education revamped and revitalized. We will have critical thinking as an important – as an essential part of the US.
We cannot move forward without critical thinking. And now we have more information about how we, and society works.

Now, for instance, we have pioneers in the human psyche teaching us about mental and emotional health.

What has been plaguing us from the dawn of history is the psychopath. The individual who seizes power through appearing to be our collective consciousness, our representative, our savior – but who is in fact the exact opposite.

Recently… since the 1940’s at least, with the start of Checkley… and then Robert O’Hare, and Marcia Stout….. we have begun to understand the very dark and deadly twisted nature of humans who made a decision in their early life to essentially be criminals in order to alleviate their own discomfort. Yes in recent decades we have come to name this horrible malady, one that is the scourge of humanity.

Robert O’Hare was a prof at UBC. By putting his research into acceptable form, he is in the educational system.

So now what he has learned can be taught in all of our schools.

And when our education system is revitalized… we will have THAT information in our world.

We will be able to identify the malignant narcissist in our society better than we have been able to do in the past.

Our society IS moving forward…. It is a process. But I have real hope for our future.

Yes, Pluto is going into Aquarius. And of course there is a dark side of Aquarius as there is for all of the signs…….. However, Aquarius is For the People
and I feel that human nature wants to go to the light…. human nature wants that touch, that connection to other humans…. that that touch of connection is more rewarding than the isolation of the psychopath…… so that the bright side of Aquarius can and will shine through.

Sunstars,
Did you mean “Robert D. Hare” ?
At wikipedia, he seems to fit your description.

actually Robert O’Hare 🙂

🙂 actually google says Robert D. Hare

I’ve had it in my mind it was the other – for YEARS. I want to say somebody else got it wrong first LOL!!!

According to UK Astrologer Jessica Davidson

Pluto Enters Aquarius on 23 March 2023

Retrogrades into Capricorn on 11 June 2023

Re-enters Aquarius on 21 January 2024

Final visit to Capricorn from 1 September 2024

Enters Aquarius to stay from 19 November 2024

Dips into Pisces on 9 March 2043

Final visit to Aquarius on 31 August 2043

Enters Pisces to stay on 19 January 2044

https://jessicadavidson-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/jessicadavidson.co.uk/2021/06/07/pluto-in-aquarius-the-evolution-of-society-and-technology/amp/?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQKKAFQArABIIACAw%3D%3D#aoh=16259796096059&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fjessicadavidson.co.uk%2F2021%2F06%2F07%2Fpluto-in-aquarius-the-evolution-of-society-and-technology%2F

Yes I know it’s gonna take a couple few years to fully get into Aquarius

But I wanted to share the vision of what we are going thru the hell of the last bit of Pluto in Capricorn for.
Little by little by little……

Sunstars, re. Dr. Hare – yes, he did research psychopathy. However, his work is not “in the educational system” as most people know it and his special branch of knowledge is unlikely to ever be “taught in all of our schools”.

It would be wonderful to revitalize our education systems, but it won’t include more than superficial knowledge of psychopathology, which is an extraordinarily complex subject. It requires years of training to utilize and it remains a very imperfect ‘science’.

We are very unlikely to ever “identify the malignant narcissist in our society” on a broad population basis because (unlike D. Trump) narcissists look pretty normal much of the time. We have too little time or resources to identify them and also we want a “free” society with individual rights.

It would be lovely to know a narcissist on sight, but that is just plain impossible. Narcissists are everywhere – the vast majority of them are functional people who have some selfish traits, that’s all. Every baby is born a narcissist.

Most early narcissists are lucky enough to grow into mature adults. But most psychopaths have a far deeper form of problem. And they are not always functionally ‘bad’ people either. The worst, the exceptions, are hard to pick out of the crowd. Even trained psychologists find it difficult. Nuf said.

some of you may enjoy this discussion between Pam Gregory and Kathy Rose
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ucn0gMapeK8

Sunstars,
My posting of the timetable as rendered by Jessica Davidson was not a response to you or anyone else. Nor was it meant to undermine, diminish, or contradict your post about education, the Pluto in Aquarius era, or our positive potential therein. I just happened upon it while researching something else, and thought our folks here would find it useful.

Your posts are good. I’m glad you are with us.

Eliseo,

Prior to the years 2023, 2024, 2043 or 2044, I am of the opinion that the US Pluto return (exact Feb 2022) holds immense significance. I haven’t focused beyond that point because I personally believe the Pluto return heralds a potential for radical change in the world.

Before we reach that great milestone of Feb 2022 however, my attention has been gravitating to the October 6th Pluto station (24 ’18 Capricorn). It’s within a few minutes orb of squaring the US Mercury (24 ’11 Libra) thus activating the US natal Mercury-Pluto square. The Libra New Moon/Mars conjunction coinciding on the same day (13 ’25-13 ’59 Libra) will form a quincunx to tr. Uranus (13 ’56 Taurus) and semi-square to tr. Venus (28 ’53 Scorpio). These aspects are in turn impacting the US Sun-Saturn square (13 ’19 Cancer-14 ’48 Libra) by square and the US Moon (27 ’10 Aquarius) by semi-square. Tr. Neptune (21 ’12 Pisces) will be activating the US Mars-Neptune square (21 ’22 Gemini-22 ’25 Virgo) and tr. Saturn (6 ’54 Aquarius) will conjunct the US Nodes (7 ’35 Aquarius-Leo). All the major points in the US are being affected. The September 27th Mercury retrograde station (25 Libra) square Pluto (24 Capricorn) could provide an indication of what;s to come in early October. Here’s the October 6, 2021 New Moon chart….

https://cafeastrology.com/events/new-moon-on-october-6-2021/

Ans here’s an interesting article to read…..

“…THE UNITED STATES’ PLUTO RETURN: WHY IT’S A BIG DEAL

Although this doesn’t kick into high hear until 2022, it is such a monumental astrological event that I’ve been talking about it on Astrology with Andy Instagram account since February of 2019.

A Pluto return makes the first Saturn return (the astrological milestone that relates to adulthood and takes place when we are approximately 28.5 years old) look like child’s play.

Since Pluto moves so slowly (it takes roughly 248 years for it to make a full revolution around a birthchart), no human has ever experienced a Pluto return. In fact, very few things have. Remember: everything has a birth chart. Countries, companies, your next family reunion… everything!

Historically, one long-lasting empire many astrologers look to for clues about a Pluto return is the Roman empire — which underwent two Pluto returns. Interestingly, the United States Pluto (at 27 degrees of Capricorn) is exactly opposite the Roman Empire’s Pluto (at 27 degrees of Cancer). The term “karmic connection” comes to mind…”

Continued…..

https://astrologywithandy.com/2020/06/03/the-united-states-birth-chart-shows-a-country-in-dire-need-of-repair/

Jerry,
Many thanks for the links! Good stuff!
I agree with your use of the word “immense” in descibing the significance of this Pluto return. I believe it really does herald radical change, not just for the US, but for the entire world. I believe we are on the cusp of a change as consequential as was the transition from the hunter gatherer lifestyle to agriculture and cities, 12,000 years ago.

I also agree with one of the authors at the links you provided with the focus on this coming October. I believe extraordinary events and circumstances are very lilely to manifest domestically and internationally by then. Simultaneous crises will test us like nothing we’ve experienced before.

BTW, I’ve long been convinced the USA is the Roman Republic/Empire reincarnate. My mentor, with whom I studied off and on for three decades before he died, was an astrologer as well as a professor of political science. He concluded George Washington was probably the reincarnation of Julius Caesar, particularly after realizing how similar were their boring writing styles.

The Roman economy was slave based. The US economy began as slave based, and continued as such until able to replace slave labor with the labor of machines.

It is interesting that the 2022 Winter Olympics in China are scheduled for February at the time of the US Pluto return. China would not take a Western boycott lightly. It over-reacts to slights and this would be perceived as a major humiliation. Already last week, the European Parliament voted to order all European diplomats to avoid any contact with the Chinese government about the Olympics, but stopped short of a boycott, so far. The Biden Administration has let it be known a boycott is a distinct possibility if the Chinese do not end their genocidal practices. A boycott could bring outright hostility from China and the end of globalization as we know it. At the same tine, it seems the Chinese President’s position will be more precarious beginning next year according to Marjorie Orr.

https://star4cast.com/astrology-of-todays-news/page/3/

It is interesting that the 2022 Winter Olympics in China are scheduled for February at the time of the US Pluto return. China would not take a Western boycott lightly. It over-reacts to slights and this would be perceived as a major humiliation. Already last week, the European Parliament voted to order all European diplomats to avoid any contact with the Chinese government about the Olympics, but stopped short of a boycott, so far. The Biden Administration has let it be known a boycott is a distinct possibility if the Chinese do not end their genocidal practices. A boycott could bring outright hostility from China and the end of globalization as we know it. At the same tine, it seems the Chinese President’s position will be more precarious beginning next year according to Marjorie Orr.

https://star4cast.com/astrology-of-todays-news/page/3/

Beowulfie: I appreciate what you said July 11/21 at 2:37 am.

I just wanted to pop in and tell everyone thank you for your thoughts and energies. I go up and down; the last few days have been down days. Right now, elevated liver enzymes are driving my doc nuts, especially since I refuse to go the ER. I figure years of NSAIDS, etc., have left their marker, tho I wish I could blame it on something much more fun.

I think lupus has finally settled on what part of my body it wants to center its attack. Not much to be done there, but I do plan on going back to the doc in a couple of weeks for more tests… and anything else she has up her sleeve, as long as it doesn’t involve ER’s!

Daughter is now legally separated from emotionally abusive (and drunk) husband, after he got caught and fired from drinking on the job. We luckily had the old house and are deeding it over to her and the grandkids. She already has a full time and part time job waiting for her as soon as she gets back here. FIL died last week, so she’s back in ARK trying to clear up everything on that front. She’ll hopefully be back home by midweek. She’s been a real blessing, as has my oldest grandson. I think he’s on the spectrum, but we’ve made a deal of at least one hug a day and so far, it’s helped both of us! (LOL) Now, all we need is reliable plumber to get the lines fixed in the old house and the kids can move in over there. Til then, they’re bedding out all over everywhere with us.

And, beyond my 10 cats, 1 pony-sized puppy, and the birds (and squirrels) I feed, I’m taking care of her “rodents” (as I call them). 3 guinea pigs and a hamster. Oooo….let me tell you, the cats are ALWAYS crowded round that shut door, noses stuck underneath it, sniffing away! hehehe

Life in my body can be anything but fun most days, but life around this house is hysterical!

For example… my dog just discovered his tail! AND went round and round in circles chasing it last night. The cats were not impressed. Tonight, it seems to be the shadows the fans in the family room cast on the wood floor. Lexy misses the boys. We’re just two old folks and with at least one of those, he’s learning he has to be extra special gentle. IOW, we’re not as fun as rambunctious boys.

To add insult to injury, tho… last night I stood up from my desk chair and my leg gave out on me with the same type of pain it had when I broke it. Although I can walk on it okay, turning it or straightening it will send that jolt of pain. So, I’m giving it a couple of days before I call the bone doc to see if I could have done something to it or if I’m just becoming a hypochondriac where bone breaks are concerned. This is my 4th in two years. You’d think I’d get used to it.

And you wanna know what I told hubby I really, really wished we could do? Take a couple of motorcycles and head up to Washington! Yes, my spirit and heart still don’t realize the body isn’t quite “with it” anymore. (gryn)

Hugs, everyone… and thank you again. As I can, I’ll pop back in. But I think we’re all suffering from PTSD, so I’ve backed away from politics as much as possible. And I have a new Hand Maiden to train; this one will hopefully lead the group once I’m gone. She’s the 3rd generation of this family I’ve taught. I’d like to leave a good, solid legacy of teaching and kindness, as well as a trad of inclusiveness and love as the main principles.

((((slightkc))))

You are one brave, strong, and giving lady with a beautiful spirit.

Be well –

May you be cradled in God’s loving embrace.

Yes Sharon K to slightkc

Andre,
I know you know the history pretty well, but for the sake of context, and to inform those who don’t know, genocide has been part of the normal political toolbox for centuries in China. This has been particularly true of the Han Chinese against other Chinese ethnicities. We know that from the 8th century AD until 1912, at least 4,465,596 were killed as part of various massacres. (The Chinese can be very meticulous with numbers.) Before that date we do not have reliable numbers, but the number of state sponsored murders before that time are believed to be large in most of those earlier centuries.

From 1912 to 1937 the numbers are pretty close to 1,015,000. Beginning in 1937 the Japanese killed over 3 million Chinese during WWII, but also in that period the CCP killed at least 10,000 Chinese intellectuals. During the intermittent Chinese civil war lasting until 1949, the two respective Chinese governments managed to kill about 15.5 million of their own, most of whom were civilians. From 1949 through 1966 they managed to kill close to 9,968,871 of their own prople as best we can actually document. I’m not sure if that last figure includes those who died in the famine created by Mao.

We are not sure how many died in Mao’s cultural revolution. The estimated total death toll ranges from hundreds of thousands to 20 million. The massacres took place all across the country. 

From the end of Mao’s cultural revolution unto the present, the numbers of state sponsored deaths have purportedly been much smaller, but with a peak around the time of Tinnamen square.

I do not believe for one minute the CCP will alter or modify their genocidal policy toward the Uyghurs. They believe the West is in decline, especially the US. They believe they are destined for world hegemony, and anything any other power has to say about their internal affairs is at best irrelevant, and at worst insulting, and disrespectful.

Will Western nations boycott the Beijing Olympics as a response to PRC genocide? I have no idea, but it may not matter. The PRC’s arrogance as expressed through their “Wolf Warrior Diplomacy” is bound in the long run to lead them into some very serious foreign policy blunders. Presuming (and that’s a truly big IF) they don’t go to war with the West, they will inevitably be rejected by most nations, who will gradually cease business with them.

slightkc,
We love you!

Slighkc,

All good wishes and intentions your way.

Which Way Cuba? I have attempted to find a chart for Communist Party take over of the nation. No luck.

Eliseo: Very chilling about the Chinese genocides.

Makes one think.

I work with a Chinese female who actually is quite charming and notice that she gets her work done easily and well, partly through humor, organization and co-operation. She is kind… or savvy. She is politic. She is a Capricorn. A year ago she opened up and revealed she is savvy of world affairs. However a few days ago when I asked her if she followed the news regarding China she said No. Hmmm. Actually she is my favorite person to work with. Well, she DID move to Canada so there must be some reasons she prefers our way of life.

Sunstars,
China has a long history of cruel, oppressive, tyrannical government. The idea of modern democracy did not enter Chinese consciousness until 1895. But notice, I said IDEA, not the actual thing.

Taiwan represents a profound political/spiritual breakthrough for the Chinese. After 37 years and 58 days of martial law in Taiwan, on 15 July 1987 martial law was ended. At that point Taiwan began a series of progressive reforms, evolving into the modern democracy it is today.

The Taiwanese are now so in love with democracy, in 2003 they established the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, an organization which works for and promotes 
world democracy. They give financial and intellectual support to democracies around the world, especially new ones. Advocates of democracy meet in Taipei in convention as guests of the TFD annually. (What a great way to vex the CCP over on the mainland!)

On the pragmatic political level, moving into full democratic modality was and is a great way to get full support from the western style nations. But on the collective emotional level, I suppose it’s like the Joni Mitchell song, Big Yellow Taxi, “Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” It was gone for them for most all of their cultural history, but once they had a basis of comparison, they were hooked.

If the PRC invades or conquers Taiwan, those who know the history of democracy will understand what a profound tragedy that would be. I don’t think the CCP fully understands the depth and origin of western nation attutudes toward Taiwan. They see our support for Taiwan as continuation of colonialism, imperialism, and further deliberate humiliation of China. Their well of hate for us seems to have no bottom.

Sunstars,
Is your Chinese friend from mainland China or Taiwan, or perhaps Hong Kong? She may be embarrased by the political machinations of her former country if it is the PRC.

Will,
From Wikipedia – Communist Party of Cuba
“It was founded on 3 October 1965 as a successor of the United Party of the Cuban Socialist Revolution, which was in turn made up of the 26th of July Movement and Popular Socialist Party that seized power in Cuba after the 1959 Cuban Revolution.”

Also, the Wikipedia article on
26th of July Movement might be helpful.

Will, Marjorie has just written on cuba
https://star4cast.com/cuba-a-surge-of-popular-anger/

Eliseo, kiwi,

Thank you!

Fascinating read………..

‘They’re Not Going To F**king Succeed’: Top Generals Feared Trump Would Attempt A Coup After Election, According To New Book

CNN
July 15, 2021

The top US military officer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley, was so shaken that then-President Donald Trump and his allies might attempt a coup or take other dangerous or illegal measures after the November election that Milley and other top officials informally planned for different ways to stop Trump, according to excerpts of an upcoming book obtained by CNN.

The book, from Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, describes how Milley and the other Joint Chiefs discussed a plan to resign, one-by-one, rather than carry out orders from Trump that they considered to be illegal, dangerous or ill-advised. “It was a kind of Saturday Night Massacre in reverse,” Leonnig and Rucker write.

The book, “I Alone Can Fix It,” scheduled to be released next Tuesday, chronicles Trump’s final year as president, with a behind-the-scenes look at how senior administration officials and Trump’s inner circle navigated his increasingly unhinged behavior after losing the 2020 election. The authors interviewed Trump for more than two hours.

The book recounts how for the first time in modern US history the nation’s top military officer, whose role is to advise the president, was preparing for a showdown with the commander in chief because he feared a coup attempt after Trump lost the November election.

Continued……….

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/14/politics/donald-trump-election-coup-new-book-excerpt/index.html

Hi Jerry,

Just saw the interviews on MSNBC with Brian Williams. It was Pelosi who had the ovaries to convene with top military brass to insure her that 45’s attempt at a coup would be a “f——g failure” because he would need the DOD, CIA and NSA to do so.

For levity,

Stephen Colbert just minted “The Turd Reich” as his favorite monicker for tRump admin. Give Stephen his props!

“Dogs live in the moment. They don’t regret the past or worry about the future. If we can learn to appreciate and focus on what’s happening in the here and now, we’ll experience a richness of living that other members of the animal kingdom enjoy.”

– Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan on what man’s best friend can teach us.
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We live in a rustic but lovely area of India, far from the madness and noise of Ahmednagar city just 7 miles away. The country-side, ordinarily dry and bare, transforms during monsoon season into a spectacularly lush green landscape. Quite breath-taking really. Roaming about in this environment with our dogs, who are free to run and play unencumbered is a delightful experience……..

FIRST PHOTO

https://village.photos/images/user/80a4477b-df60-435d-b884-ac60d268982b/4a30bbab-61d4-4b1a-99f3-75cb0054117a.jpg

SECOND PHOTO

https://village.photos/images/user/80a4477b-df60-435d-b884-ac60d268982b/a8d882bb-5e77-4d9c-931a-0def8227bcf3.jpg

Jerry, Will,
I did not have time to watch any TV news today. While running errands I did hear a bit of Chris Hayes’ All In on SiriusXM, but was too tired at that moment to focus on any news. Although I often listen to the Beatles channel or classical music, today I switched the channel to Frank Sinatra. At that moment I just could not handle anything too mentally heavy.

After hours of errands, information gathering, etc. I was finally home and checked the blog on my phone. Jerry, the CNN link you posted carries an astounding story confirming what I felt at the time was probably happening behind the scenes. I too was alarmed in the days after the election when Trump fired several senior officials from their posts at the Pentagon and installed loyalists in their place.
To me, that was pretty ominous.

I strongly suspect the 6th January insurrection was only step one of Mr. T’S cockamamie, conspiritorial plan. Fortunately, it was innately incoherent; the six major groups leading the insurgency each espoused radical right, albeit disparate ideologies and goals, some of which were at cross purposes.

They failed however to deliver what Mr. T hoped for. They did not prevent the certification of the electoral vote. At least the first part of the attempted coup fell flat.

Thank God/Goddess Madame Pelosi, Mr. Pompeo, General Milley, and the joint chiefs had the wherewithal to stand together against the wannabe führer. Nevertheless, I’m not convinced we are “out of the woods yet.” — Stiil, I hope the information within ” I Alone Can Fix It” awakens a few more. I don’t believe we can “redeem” all the Trump supporters simultaneously. The most probable way IMHO is by attrition, a few at a time.

Will, “The Turd Reich”. How adorable!

Eliseo,

“……. I strongly suspect the 6th January insurrection was only step one of Mr. T’S cockamamie, conspiratorial plan.”

Trump has often been described as reactive rather than proactive. Not being known for his intellectual acumen, Mr 45 never had an exit strategy. He’s just winging it. Like a broken record, he’s stuck in a self-serving time warp that repeats and repeats and repeats. I think eventually his die-hard followers will tire of him…..

Exit 45

Video: 48 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUxXbR25xko

The Guardian reveals the Kremlin papers today.
This is a leaked account of a Russian national security meeting in 2016 presided by Putin. In this meeting, the Russian government decided to support Trump by all possible means in order to destabilize US democracy. Trump is described as mentally unstable with an inferiority complex. The report also suggests they had compromising material on him from his previous private visits to Russia. It also mentions implanting what it calls media viruses that would be self-replicating to influence American public opinion. This is all about the Mars-Uranus conjunction in the Biden Administration’s 12th house in its Inauguration chart.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/15/kremlin-papers-appear-to-show-putins-plot-to-put-trump-in-white-house

Andre: I was delighted to read what you wrote and to read the article….. haven’t finished it yet.
But the other media seems not to have picked up on it yet… 8 hours now.
Hopefully soon…….. This is such important news if fully verified.

Just a quickee for those keeping up with me… good luck! (LOL)

I go in tomorrow for more blood panels and (hopefully) will also have an ultrasound done at the same time in order to rule out liver cancer.

The only time I EVER drink is during Gatherings and Sabbats… and then it’s Mead; what Dad called my “soda pop” wine. I think it’s NSAIDS, etc., giving the false positive, but keep me in your thoughts tomorrow, if you will…

Kids are due home in about 3 hours. Daughter is going with me tomorrow.

And light a candle for my hubby… he’s not a plumber but we can’t seem to get one over to the house on 9th st for the kids, so he’s going over to see if HE can fix the issue. He’s 70 now and not plumbing-inclined (gryn)…

Thank you all for your thoughts and energies. I do so really appreciate them! And know I’m thinking of all of you, even if I’m not here very often right now.

Eliseo: I believe my workmate friend is from Mainland China.
I loved the information you gave us on China. Over the years I have heard inklings of such, but you gave it all to us condensed in one place.

It gives us greater understanding and awareness of that powerful culture with its large population on our planet.

It helps me to know what we must contend with in the relatively near future. We as free people need to be educated and informed on this vital subject.

On the subject of valuing life, or lives… I hope the American government moves swiftly to save the lives of the Afghan interpreters.

It is painful to watch what is going on as the US leaves Afghanistan. Part of that pain is to feel that the pertinent Americans may not have the heart and competence to do what they must swiftly do to save the lives of those fully engaged American allies.

Beowulfie: Yes I largely agree that studies on Psychopaths and Malignant Narcissists may not be widely taught in our schools. I understand the difficulties.

But maybe we could teach it in an elementary way to increase awareness of the conditions so that more people would reach for more information and for specialized studies.

In the past few years awareness of these conditions have increased. People have been using the term Malignant Narcissist as he began his 2016 campaign.

So these conditions are in the mainstream consciousness.

We can read about the horrible genocides throughout the ages and say they were the results of unbelievable personality disorders.

Which brings me again to the book:

“Political Ponerology” by
Andrew M. Lobaczewski

– A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes.

One of the keynote books of my lifetime.

For a person such as myself who read all she could find on the Holocaust in her early, mid, and late teens, this book gave me a greater depth of understanding to the antisocial personality and evil mind – the evil COLLECTIVE mind.

My Dad was in the RCAF stationed in the UK. He participated in bombing raids over Germany. We had his logbook. My former husband was in Viet Nam. My son did 4 years in the US Air Force at the time of the Gulf War. I was NOT attracted to the military at all because out of sight out of mind for me. I was into frivolous things like fashion and decorating and socializing – and politics.

However of course I was struck by the pictures of all the dead emaciated bodies at the concentration camps… and wondered how, why anyone could do that, and what did it feel like to be a victim? How could anyone bear that?

Then extrapolate that to all the other murders, genocidal crimes always and forever?

I needed a way of looking at these things.

Slowly it has formed over the years – a way of understanding how they take place.

I personally think we should all seek to find the answer to such pain and horror on Planet Earth.

We do want to evolve.

So this book: Political Ponerology -………………

should be required reading. You may be right – it may not be destined to be required reading.

But it (or ones like it) should be.

I had a good conversation today with slightKC. She has been feeling better and is in good spirits, but will be going through some important medical tests tomorrow.

Sunstars,
I’ll be looking into the Lobaczewski book as soon as I can afford it. Intriguing title…I’ve bern thinking along similar lines for a very long time. Many Thanks for pointing out the tome.

If anyone wants to really understand the state of American culture, I strongly suggest:
The Pursuit of Loneliness: America’s Discontent and the Search for a New Democratic Ideal by Philip Slater.
When I first read it in 1970, the subtitle was “American culture at the breaking point.”
The book is an extremely worthwhile classic, a real gem, lucidly explaining why we (the US) are the way we are. The insights therein are as valuable today as they were in 1970..

Jerry,

” “The Turd Reich”. How adorable!”

Right? So looking forward to seeing them incarcerated.

Will, Not to worry. It will all come out in the wash. Justice will prevail.

Ivanka Spent Hours Trying To Persuade Trump To Call Off Rioters, New Book Claims

Explosive revelations in an upcoming book obtained by CNN detail the final days of former President Donald Trump’s term. According to excerpts of “I Alone Can Fix It,” Ivanka Trump spent hours attempting to convince her father to call off the rioters behind the January 6 Capitol insurrection. CNN’s Victor Blackwell, Alisyn Camerota and Jamie Gangel discuss.

Video: 8 min 29 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCRC-3cLUhk

Fascinating personal account of Cash Peter’s friendship with Anthony Bourdain and Anthony’s Transitional Pictures

Anthony Bourdain’s Transition Pictures

Video: 21 min 49 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCQGHa3m458

And of added interest……..

How I Channel Pictures From Spirit

Video: 17 min 59 sec

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

Jerry,

“Ivanka Spent Hours Trying To Persuade Trump To Call Off Rioters, New Book Claims”

This is an interesting development – the great PR offensive appears to be in motion – feels like Ivanka has taken a deal to save herself and her puke of a husband. This is how trash-with-cash work the media ; sending up sensational weather balloons like this. Poor Ivanka – the poor little rich girl trying to talk sense to her out-of-control father. Slick as they come.

Slime is beginning to ooze.

Andre: About the story in the Guardian yesterday morning re: Kremlin “leaked documents” purporting that Putin et al agreed to support Trump for pres. in 2016 to sow discord in American society….

Heather Cox Richardson writes in the NY Times that the only Republican to respond to the story was Trump.

She says “Their lack of response to a deeply damaging story about the leader of their party suggests to me that, at best, they are hoping the story will disappear, and at worst, they believe it’s true.”

Only for laughs. Found my all-time favourite cartoon clip of all time. Hope you enjoy.

https://youtu.be/Yiy5oClHeW0

great interview by sheila celtic tarot for anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of helping to efficiently influence US politics in upcoming years – hint, its about local focus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIcbDOa1hqw

You may want to take a look at Astrology Alert
video. Raw Story and Guardian articles about Putin/Trump Compromat,etc.

Here is the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20jKF_h4ny0

Guess you guys already have read this.

Sunstars and Andre…

O Well…

Hahaha!
Thanks, Lamis B Faris

Moon ‘wobble,’ climate change seen as driving coastal flooding in 2030s

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/moon-wobble-climate-change-seen-driving-coastal-flooding-2030s-2021-07-16/

July 16 (Reuters) – U.S. coastlines will face increasing flooding in the mid-2030s thanks to a regular lunar cycle that will magnify rising sea levels caused by climate change, according to research led by NASA scientists.

A key factor identified by the scientists is a regular “wobble” in the moon’s orbit – first identified in the 18th century – that takes 18.6 years to complete. The moon’s gravitational pull helps drive Earth’s tides.

In half of this lunar cycle, Earth’s regular daily tides are diminished, with high tides lower than usual and low tides higher than usual. In the cycle’s other half, the situation is reversed, with high tides higher and low tides lower.

The expected flooding will result from the combination of the continuing sea level rise associated with climate change and the arrival of an amplification part of the lunar cycle in the mid-2030s, the researchers said.

Rest of story at website.

THE AUGUST 22ND LEO FULL MOON/ America In Crisis?

Something about this Full Moon (29 ’36 Aquarius) that gives one pause for thought. For one, it straddles Trump’s Ascendant/Descendant degrees (29 ’56 Leo-Aquarius). Its close conjunction to tr. Jupiter (26 ’54 Aquarius) in turn forms an opposition to Trump’s natal Mars (26 ’46 Leo). Whatever events are occurring at this point in time, could it be related to the antics of Mr Donald J Trump and his supporters?

This Full Moon will also be activating the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse (28 ’53 Leo) which as the reader might recall had been noted as the Great American Eclipse because its path of darkness had swept across the entire continent of the US. The eclipse had a Uranus trine embedded in it (28 Aries) endowing it with radical changing properties.

The 8/22/2021 Aquarius Full Moon conjoins President Biden’s natal Nodes (29 ’42 Aquarius-Leo – destiny points), opposite natal Chiron (28 ’52 Leo), and in t square to his Sun/Venus conj. (27 ’33/28 ’33 Scorpio). Could this indicate trauma to the body?

In the likelihood that Pres. Biden would be temporarily incapacitated, the Full Moon conjunct VP Kamala Harris’s natal Saturn (28 ’27 Aquarius) does suggest potential added responsibility.

So here’s where it gets interesting. Two days prior; on August 20th, Uranus turns stationary retrograde at 14 ’47 Taurus. This is a powerful catalyst. Two days later, the day of the Full Moon there is an exact Mars-Uranus trine (14 ’47 Virgo-Taurus) with Mars right on Kamala Harris’s natal Uranus/Pluto conjunction (13 ’50/ 15 ’27 Virgo). Mars would also form an opposition to Harris’s natal Chiron (14 ’42 Pisces). If I were to hazard a guess here, Kamala Harris could very well be catapulted into the presidency by default at the time of this Full Moon. Unexpected, mitigating circumstances to befall this administration next month? We live in unusual times……….

The United States Could Be In the Early Days of a Domestic Insurgency

Center For American Progress
January 19, 2021

U.S. leaders, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff, have rightly deemed the Trump-incited storming of the Capitol building as an insurrection that is inconsistent with the rule of law. The assault, which took place while Congress was convened to certify the election—and which left at least five people dead—was not a protest gone awry. Instead, it was a deliberately planned attack. This was violence with a political goal in mind: Preventing the lawful certification of presidential election results to disrupt the peaceful transition of power.

U.S. law defines insurrection as “a violent uprising by a group or movement acting for the specific purpose of overthrowing the constituted government and seizing its powers.” Those who stormed the Capitol clearly intended to overthrow the democratically elected incoming government, and there are even early reports that some of the offenders were seeking to capture, and even possibly execute, Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and other lawmakers in Congress.

Although the attack failed to prevent Congress from certifying the election results, there are troubling indicators, such as a shared grievance, a strong group identity, and recruitment and training, that America could be in the early days of a violent political movement that will endure after President Donald Trump leaves office. This movement, united by Trump, brings together conservatives, Christian nationalists, Nazi sympathizers, white supremacists, and ultranationalist groups such as the Proud Boys. While these groups united around Trump, they also have shared racial grievances that will continue to unite them even after Trump leaves office.

Continued…….

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/security/news/2021/01/19/494758/united-states-early-days-domestic-insurgency/

Regarding Kamala Harris’s Uranus/Pluto conjunction……..

Natal Uranus Conjunct Pluto by Astrology King

Uranus conjunct Pluto is a major planetary alignment shared by the generation born between 1964 and 1967. The next conjunction is in the year 2104.

Uranus conjunction Pluto gives an intense need for freedom but also subjects you to powerful controlling forces. You are often caught up in events beyond your control that can be dramatic and life-changing experiences.

A feeling of being restrained or manipulated by people or society, in general, can cause agitation, defiance and rebellion. A lack of stability or inconstancy of purpose can lead to many ups and downs in life. At times you can be exceptional and at others be controversial. You can go from zero to hero, but also spiral out of control and hit rock bottom.

However, you can turn your life around very quickly. Through an evolutionary leap, you can totally transform your life. Sometimes you may become obsessed with some new idea or person and radically change direction, losing all interest and connection with your previous fascination.

Extreme or provocative behavior such as ruthlessness, intimidation, or bullying can cause controversy and chaos. Your relationships can be exciting and passionate but also tumultuous and painful.

Uranus conjunct Pluto natal can cause an unusual or unorthodox appearance and attitude. It can also give an interest in the occult, spiritualism, or abnormal states of mind. You have a liberalizing, reforming and modernizing impact on society, culture, politics, and on the human condition.

https://astrologyking.com/uranus-conjunct-pluto/

PS The title to the above should read “The August 22nd AQUARIUS Full Moon…..”

My sister-in-law died today. She had been in a coma for several weeks and we knew her wishes to not have her life artificially extended.

A real sorry and tragedy as at 71, she lived a full life and had a lot of living to do. I have accepted it finally but will miss her a lot. Our family will keep her spirit with us and alive. She was a high energy Sag, rode horses, loved animals, traveled a great deal, her main career was as a foreign language teacher but she also translated and was a tour guide here in NOLA. A classic Sag – fun and dynamic. I was kind of Grand Central Station providing a lifeline to all of her friends waiting for daily news. At first we all prayed for her recovery but that was not to be.

The Aquarius full moon is conj my sun at 1-18 Pisces. What might that mean?

(((((sharon))))) Im lost for adequate words . . . . .

Sharon K:

One never knows WHY… One never knows WHY AT THIS TIME……….

And we think and we think WHY at this TIME……….

But we don’t know……

Like kiwi

(((((Sharon)))))

Love you

The Aquarius Full Moon conjunct Sharon’s Sun at 1* 18

Let’s get on it group! At 12 in the morning I’m not at my sharpest…. However I really care 🙂

Wish Barb k was here

🙂

Sharon K,

Death comes when it comes. And it cares not a whit about whether the timing is convenient, nor whether the victim of its choosing lived a meaningful life, nor whether the manner of death itself was meaningless, or meaningful. It doesn’t care how the loss of its victim might affect family or friends, the old ones, or the young ones.

When death comes as a friend, I think it merely coincidence. Good, evil, virtue, vice, fear, bravery, cowardice, heroics,… death respects none of these. Death just doesn’t give a damn.

It is we the living who care, who love, and mourn, and pray for the souls of the departed, and for ourselves in our mortality salience. It is for us to love, and be kind to one another, and to the memories of those who have passed. May the being that was your sister-in-law have a smooth journey of self-assimilation, and a good rebirth into better circumstances.

Sorrow for your loss, my friend. No adequate words. If you need someone to talk with, you know how to reach me. I will listen.

BTW, in what house is your natal Sun? I don’t recall.

Very good astrological analysis of the Australia-China relationship which predicts a significant worsening and Chinese military adventurism in early 2022. This coincides with the US Pluto return and the probable boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing.

https://www.neptunecafe.com/faa

China accused of cyber-attack on Microsoft by the West, including NATO. This is a sign of things to come.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-57889981

I find this statement by NATO about Chinese cyber-attack on Microsoft to be an important development. Clearly, the West is warning that cyberwar is warfare and will be treated as such. This could bring a shock to the world economic system as the West disengages within the next year from its overreliance on China for trade, particularly if the latter increases its military pressure on Taiwan. That is likely because for China reunification of the homeland is an overriding issue. After the probable fiasco of the Tokyo Olympics because of the pandemic and the second probable fiasco of the Western boycott of the Winter Olympics, the gloves will come off. This is one of the dimensions of the current Saturn-Uranus square on top of the US Pluto return.

https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_185863.htm

Andre,
I find it both interesting and bizarre the indian and Chinese soldiers in conflict at Ladakh agreed to abstain from the use of firearms. In their battle sometime back it is reported they only used medieval weapons, (and I presume martial arts). Nevertheless, 20 Indian, and 5 Chinese soldiers (if the PRC is telling the truth) lost their lives, most of them by falling off the mountain.

I’m wondering if they agreed to not use firearms as the sonic report might cause an avalanche. Their common enemies are the glacier upon which they camp, the snow, the ice, the altitude, and the bitter sub-freezing cold.

Sharon,

I am sorry to learn of the passing of your sister-in-law. We each of us are here on this plane for only as long as our mortal coil allows. Its never easy. I resonate with what Eliseo wrote:

“May the being that was your sister-in-law have a smooth journey of self-assimilation, and a good rebirth into better circumstances.”

Some passings we mourn. Others, not even!

Rush Limbaugh
Jan. 12, 1951-Feb. 17, 2021

Ahhh, the silence! I hope that ill-begotten Medal of Freedom is melted down for its

Jerry,

“If I were to hazard a guess here, Kamala Harris could very well be catapulted into the presidency by default at the time of this Full Moon. Unexpected, mitigating circumstances to befall this administration next month? We live in unusual times……….”

Anything’s possible. Let’s hope those transits unfurl without the consequences you suggest. Joe Biden is a remarkably tough bird. He demonstrated extraordinary skill and guts as he unmercifully skewered The Turd Reich during the campaign debates. Joe has proven again and again that he can take a licking and keep on ticking. Never underestimate the enormous recuperative powers of a natal Scorpion like him.

I remain skeptical that KH is ready for the position of Top Dog. She has the intelligence and aptitude but I feel she is borderline overwhelmed already and a few more seasons of experience in the D.C. pit.

Thank you my friends for your beautiful sentiments of consolation, your philosophical and spiritual reflections, and your love and caring. It made me cry (good crying).

Love,
Sharon

PS: Yes, SS, I’d love to know. I’ll have to google. And it might be affecting Nancy/Starlight, too, as she’s a late degree Aquarius sun.

Sharon,

I think it is a deeply meaningful tradition at many funerals from time immemorial to offer a moment of silence in rememberance of the departed one. Silence has a richness to it that goes far beyond the personal. It penetrates the heart. All feelings of melancholy and loss deepen, engulfed in the sanctity of that timeless moment. After all, it’s the forgetfulness of self and all its petty concerns that allows us to feel in spirit the experience of being at one with all. In that spirit……… I offer you my
..· ´¨¨)) -:¦:-
¸.·´ .·´¨¨))
((¸¸.·´ ..·´ SILENCE :¦:-……………………
-:¦:- ((¸¸.·´*

Tibetan Healing Sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6UITRjhijI

Thank you, Jerry. I needed this. I think that all of our departed loved ones are in a place that’s that mellow. Thank you for your silence.

Will,

If the prevailing view holds the political process as a viable solution to all the worlds problems, then I’m afraid my friend, we are in for a rude awakening. All the signs are there for a political, social, economic meltdown in the next couple of months. The delta variant is gearing up to overtake our best efforts in containing the virus. The consequences will wreak havoc on our economy (refer to the articles below). It’s already happening. Britain has just lifted most restrictions. The UK will be the first litmus test in seeing how ineffective we are in dealing with the problem…..

Stock Market Sell-Off: Dow Plunges 700 Points In Worst Drop Since October As Delta Variant Fears Mount

Forbes
July 19, 2021

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanponciano/2021/07/19/stock-market-sell-off-dow-plunges-700-points-in-worst-drop-since-october-as-delta-variant-fears-mount/?sh=2b9392641fdc

England Takes Leap Into The Unknown, Lifting Covid Rules As Cases Surge

CNBC
July 19, 2021

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/19/uk-lifts-all-remaining-covid-restrictions-despite-cases-surging.html

So sorry, Sharon.

the odious McCarthy has appointed the even more odious Jordan to the Jan 6th inquiry, along with 2 other vote certification objectors. Heaven help us.

Hey Jerry,

Even though the U.S. stock market fell over 700 points today, I’m not so sure it is a sign that it will continue to dive. Even if it does come down a few more hundred points, its still been on an upward trajectory since The US stock market is on its longest bull-run in history. It began on 9 March 2009 and, so far, has lasted 11 years, six months and twenty days. Actually, as of the second quarter of 2019, we have been in the longest ongoing bull market ever. We are long, long overdue for a major correction. Some financial gurus actually saw today as a really healthy sign. Significantly, most analysts point to the precipitous increase in delta-variety CoVid 19 infections as the cause for the sell-off. We’ll have to see what’s to come in the fullness of time.

I’m not opposing you as much as pushing back some on your rhetoric. My adrenals are also protesting against any more stress or challenging news.

Your predictions may very well unfurl. One day at a time.

Jerry,
Something “unexpected” and serious enough to cause either temporary or permanent incapacitation of Mr. Biden has pretty broad range. Have you a more specific interpretation?

As he is our oldest president, some are concerned his health might fail, but considering the rabid tenor of our right wingers, I am concerned there might be attempts on the lives of our president and vice president. Similarly to the ethos of American Southerners of the 1860’s, many of these radicals literally believe “God is on their side.” But I strongly suspect world events larger than anything previous will eventually ameliorate the dilemmas they present.

Hi Will,

Pushback, if well intentioned is always welcomed. Not to worry. How else to see the many facets of a problem wisely and without prejudice except through open dialogue? If I am wrong, I don’t mind admitting it.

I think we can both agree, the market is vastly oversold and is long overdue for a major correction. The primary factor that has been sustaining the economy up till now is that we have been living on borrowed money; living beyond our means for the longest time, over decades. The question is, when does this reckless spending catch up with reality wherein it is no longer sustainable. I would suggest looking no further than the current psychology gripping America. The problem is mainly political. In spite of Pres. Biden’s commendable, heroic efforts to convince the public to immunize against the virus, health officials are finding increasing resistance. I suspect the Russians are behind the scenes, heavily involved in stoking the pro Trump anti-vaccine narrative as promoted by Qanon, and other right wing media organizations. Why? The Russians want to weaken America’s resolve and position in the world and thus in the process gain the upper hand in geo-political affairs. The Russians want to be top-dog (for want of a better phrase) through attrition. Another shutdown in the US economy due to an out of control pandemic would obviously have devastating effects on the world economy. For one, the public wouldn’t stand for it. An already shell-shocked citizenry would be understandably outraged and beyond the pale. Cooperation will disintegrate and thus the economy through sheer gravity will implode.

So, what does it matter whether certain parts of the country attain vaccination quotas and others don’t you may ask? It’s in the numbers. The delta variant is especially virulent and hard to contain especially among the unvaccinated. See related articles….

Vaccine Hesitancy Morphs Into Hostility, As Opposition To Shots Hardens

Washington Post
July 15, 2021

“…….What began as “vaccine hesitancy” has morphed into outright vaccine hostility, as conservatives increasingly attack the White House’s coronavirus message, mischaracterize its vaccination campaign and, more and more, vow to skip the shots altogether.

The notion that the vaccine drive is pointless or harmful — or perhaps even a government plot — is increasingly an article of faith among supporters of former president Donald Trump, on a par with assertions that the last election was stolen and the assault on the U.S. Capitol was overblown.

Appearing at CPAC, Republican lawmakers such as Reps. Madison Cawthorn (N.C.) and Lauren Boebert (Colo.) took aim at Biden’s push for “door-to-door” vaccine outreach, framing efforts to boost inoculations as a creeping menace from big government.

“We’re here to tell government: We don’t want your benefits, we don’t want your welfare, don’t come knocking on my door with your Fauci ouchie,” Boebert said, referring to Biden’s top medical adviser, Anthony S. Fauci, her voice rising as she paced the stage and shook her finger. “You leave us the hell alone!”

As President Biden urges Americans to get vaccinated, Republicans who previously touted the vaccines have started questioning their efficacy. ”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/covid-vaccines-biden-trump/2021/07/15/adaf6c7e-e4bd-11eb-a41e-c8442c213fa8_story.html

C.D.C. Director Warns of a ‘Pandemic of the Unvaccinated

The New York Times
July 16, 2021

As the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus fuels outbreaks in the United States, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Friday that “this is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated.”

Cases, hospitalizations and deaths remain far below last winter’s peak, and vaccines are effective against Delta, but the C.D.C. director, Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, urged people to get fully vaccinated to receive robust protection, pleading: “Do it for yourself, your family and for your community. And please do it to protect your young children who right now can’t get vaccinated themselves.”

The number of new virus cases is likely to increase in the coming weeks, and those cases are likely to be concentrated in areas with low vaccine coverage, officials said at a White House briefing on the pandemic.

“Our biggest concern is that we are going to continue to see preventable cases, hospitalizations and, sadly, deaths among the unvaccinated,” Dr. Walensky said. The nation surpassed 34 million cumulative cases on Friday, according to a New York Times database.

Delta now accounts for more than half of new infections across the country, and case numbers have been rising in every state. Roughly 28,000 new cases are reported each day, up from just 11,000 a day less than a month ago.

Continued………

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/16/health/covid-delta-cdc-walensky.html

Hi Eliseo,

I have not been privy to the source directly, but I came across a comment posted some time ago, that one of the tarot readers saw Biden being shot in the shoulder by a would be assassin. That he would be temporarily incapacitated and that Harris would fill in as acting President. You hear all sorts of things and it can’t be taken too seriously, but given the times we live in, with the Trump crazies out there willing to go to great lengths to achieve their objectives, nothing would surprise me.

Fascinating interview…….

Carol Leonnig: ‘Donald Trump Wants That Alternate Reality Out There’ l l MSNBC

Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker join Morning Joe to discuss their new book ‘I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year.’

Video: 12 min 20 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySRhD4STnTs

Jerry,

Sean Hannity had his balls handed to him after lots of media blowback due to Dow tumble re spike in delta variant. Jesus, he’s such the hallmark shameless paranoid personality. I’ve been floating the meme, “Tucker, Igraham, Hannity – FOX Murderers by Proxy through Gross Negligence of and Callous Disregard for the Public Health and Wellbeing.”

Being hated on by friends and family alike but it feels right.

https://www.businessinsider.com/sean-hannity-fox-hosts-recant-disinformation-campaign-covid-19-vaccine-2021-7

Will, I imagine the threat of potential wrongful death suits, or something similar, has been quite the motivator

Thank you, BuckeyeShadow.

kiwi,

“Will, I imagine the threat of potential wrongful death suits, or something similar, has been quite the motivator”

Indeed.

Kiwi and Will:

Would LOVE to know what those “motivators” were….

Would be so satisfying …. Although nothing could make up for the deadly harm Tucker, Ingraham, and Hannity did – FOX murderers by proxy.

Did y’all see Fauci’s brilliant smackdown of the obnoxious, loudmouth senator Paul in the senate hearing today? ’bout time!

sunstars,

“Although nothing could make up for the deadly harm Tucker, Ingraham, and Hannity did – FOX murderers by proxy.”

Sadly, its true.

kiwi,

Anthony gave that Rand Nutbar a major Fauci Ouchie. Horrible hair piece on a Shameless jackass. Loved when Dr. F said,

“You don’t know what you are talking about” in response to his ridiculous question.

And then we had Thomas Barrack bite his own ass today with the arrest and charges. Things are looking down-right adorable.

Very worthwhile. An excerpt from recent Peter Zeihan presentation on
“The Fall of China.”
The excerpt lasts about 15 minutes on youtube.
Excerpt from July 9 Peter Zeihan Talk
https://youtu.be/b1IJ9kqBilE
Audio was not great so captions were added.

IMO, the CCP leaders are making a number of really stupid and ultimately fatal errors, all under the dubious umbrella of what they are calling their “Wolf Warrior Diplomacy.” Recently, the CCP vehemently stated they will “nuke Japan” if they assist Taiwan in any way.
Meanwhile, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to enjoin a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing winter olympics. The UK Parliament is considering same. Just about every day the Chinese government says or does something which agitates and deeply troubles most of the rest of the world. Step by step they are literally backing themselves into a world war. All indications are a big blow-up between China and the rest us in February 2022.

Eliseo,

I respect the fact that China’s misbehavior is one of your central concerns.

Nonetheless, having lived in Southern California for the lion’s share of my years, I have witnessed the wholesale Chinese purchase of vast numbers of Californian banks, properties, farmlands and prohibitively expensive residential real estate and businesses there. So, I think you know where I am going with this – why would they shoot themselves in the foot with overt, destructive acts of military aggression toward us? The awesome value and power of the Pacific Rim economy almost defies calculation. To destroy us would be absolute insanity. You might want to think about recalibrating your fears about China.

It is still very much the case that when the U.S economy “catches a cold” the economies of especially Asian and other Pacific Rim economies catch a flu (no pun intended).

In my not so humble opinion (are opinions ever humble?) we have much bigger fish to fry within our own borders.

han the defining national security issue of our age.

China Buying U.S. Land: How Much Land Does China Own in the U.S.?
American prosperity has largely been built on a dual foundation: cheap land, expensive labor. Until Ted Kennedy’s Immigration Act of 1965, Ronald Reagan’s Amnesty of 1986 and NAFTA opened up the floodgates of Third World immigration (both legal and illegal) this formula basically held firm.

When there was not enough labor, employers had to pay more rather than simply importing massive amounts of cheap labor from countries with little in the way of worker protections.

The same laws allowing for a massive influx of cheap labor have also destabilized the American real estate market: More buyers means more demand means higher prices for those looking to buy a home.

There are a myriad of social consequences from this, chief among them that family formation is more expensive and thus less attainable for the average young American worker in the 21st Century than it was in years past.

But beyond this, there is the problem of allowing foreign nationals to own real estate in the United States, a practice that is outlawed in a number of countries. Where foreign nationals are allowed to own real estate, there are often restrictions on where they can buy and how much they can own.

The reasons for this hardly need explaining, but we will do so anyway: First, the citizens of a nation have first claim on the land there. Second, it is potentially dangerous to allow too much of a nation’s land to fall into the hands of foreigners.

Currently 30 million acres of American farmland is owned by foreign investors or fully 2.2 percent of all American farmland. For context, that’s an area roughly the size of Mississippi or Pennsylvania These are effectively absentee landlords who own some of the best real estate in the United States.

For its part, China owned 191,000 acres worth $1.9 billion as of 2019. This might not sound like a lot, but Chinese ownership of American farmland has exploded dramatically over the last decade. Indeed, there has been a tenfold expansion of Chinese ownership of farmland in the United States in less than a decade.

Six states — Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Dakota and Oklahoma — currently ban foreign ownership of farmland.

Massive Chinese investment in American farmland is troubling for one very obvious reason: It puts the food security of the nation in the hands of a hostile foreign power. But there is also the social cost of allowing foreign buyers who have effectively unlimited resources to compete on the real estate market with smaller domestic buyers.

It is understandable if no one reading this has any tears to shed for Big Aggie, but the real victims of this are smaller landholders. For those concerned about environmental issues, ask yourself who is more likely to practice good stewardship of the land — American farmers or Chinese bureaucrats thousands of miles away.

Chinese Real Estate Investors in the U.S.
Chinese real estate investors
Author Provided
In addition to their farmland holdings, China owns more residential real estate than any other foreign country, which has a significant impact on the real estate market on the West Coast. Sound far-fetched?

According to Market Watch, “Chinese buyers accounted for roughly 25 percent of total foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate.” Canada was far behind at a relatively scant 9 percent.

More:
https://qrius.com/china-owns-us-how-the-chinese-are-buying-up-america/

Will,
Many Thanks for your response.

“why would they shoot themselves in the foot with overt, destructive acts of military aggression toward us? The awesome value and power of the Pacific Rim economy almost defies calculation. To destroy us would be absolute insanity.”

I agree. It would indeed be insanity. I should have have written with more clarity. I did not mean to suggest the PRC would directly attack the US. But they are on a self-destructive trajectory. Greatly emphasizing in their history classes their “century of humiliation” endured (1839-1949) they are functioning from a victim psychology. They blame and cultivate resentment of the western powers (plus Japan) they hold responsible for that 110 year long “century.” They are extraordinarily sensitive to the lightest of what they perceive as slights or signs of disrespect. As a bare minimum I believe they will overreact strongly and vindictively to much of the world NOT attending the Beijing winter Olympics. And that’s merely the “tip of the iceberg.”

As the old saying goes, “pride goeth before a fall.” As one example, out of a mixture of ideology and pride they are certainly destroying the “goose that lays the golden eggs” i.e. Hong Kong, and very much want to do same to Taiwan. Worst of all, they are edging toward war with India. That alone has the potential to devolve very similarly as did the events leading to WWI in Europe.

We’ve long seen the probability of “water wars” as a result of climate change. China is stealing India’s water, from rivers Hindus regard as sacred. Water is non-negotiable. No or too little water = death. I seriously doubt the two countries will come to an enforceable, doable agreement. Jerry might have some good insights and perspectives on this.

I did not mean to minimize our domestic troubles. They ARE serious. I’m no expert in astrological interpretation, but I’ve long suspected our Pluto return followed by the Uranus return signals coming crises for the US, foreign and domestic simultaneously. If I’m wrong, I’ll be far happier than I would being correct.

After the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact was enacted, Stalin was confident Mr. A. Hitler would NOT attack Russia, as he did not believe anyone would be so stupid or insane as to get themselves unnecessarily into a two-front war. As of late, the CCP leaders have been making increasingly irrational choices. I suggest you watch the youtube Peter Zeihan excerpt. It explains much. Will CCP leaders act as stupidly or crazily as did Mr. A.H. and the Nazis? Time will tell. Meanwhile, we all live under the old Chinese adage/curse, “May you live in interesting times.”

Nancy, Thinking of you and hoping that you and David are well, peaceful, content.

Sending Love & Light your way ~

Thank you Sharon K. My sentiments exactly for Nancy…… and David who I do not know but is part of the energy that is giving us all here …. Love and Light 🙂

Thank you Nancy

FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS: Climbing the ladder to new pathways forward by Revealing Light

Video: 50 min 1 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M_deUh5N34

Hi all, I check in every once in awhile to see if if Nacy has written anything. Did I miss something? Is Nancy, okay as far as you all know?

I get a sense that this blog is dying from the head down. If it is time, it is time. Its been a fantastic resource and I’ve learned a great deal from the various and some amazing contributors. I am grateful to all of you.

Thank you most of all to Nancy and her decades of brilliant insights and exquisite astrology and writing.

Will that is sad thought. Maybe it’s just a pause in the action.

Will,
Frankly, I think back when our politics was a bit more “normal” astrological interpretation, speculation, and opinionating were all a lot more fun. But Mr. T and the gradual, rightward, radicalization of the GOP (as reflected in the astrology we all know) have confounded, and to some extent discombobulated us all. I think this especially true as of the failed insurrection of January 6th.

As a generalization, I would venture many who post or follow here are far more sensitive than is the norm. AND Thanks to Mr. T and his minions, I also believe political/emotional exhaustion afflicts most everyone on this blog, including Nancy S. But as events transpire, probably a few weeks or months from now, I expect activity will increase.

In a few weeks, or months actual trials will begin, and I’m sure Mr. T will do his best to rile up his supporters. Meanwhile, tensions between nations are rising in concert with global heating.

Thanks for your post, Eliseo.

Will, Laura,

Pause of action hopefully. Perhaps when Trump is arrested, and his supporters in response take their grievances out on to the streets, maybe Nancy will feel inspired to offer some observations at that time. I think starting from the August 22nd Full Moon leading into September should be an interesting period to watch.

AQUARIUS FULL MOON | August 22ND | Misunderstandings Resolved!

Video: 14 min 13 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVK2pOiivuA

Astrology Chart For The August 22nd Aquarius Full Moon

https://cafeastrology.com/events/full-moon-on-august-22-2021/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVK2pOiivuA

Friends,
As a former criminal investigator, and as a former mental health counselor working with patients we used to call “criminally insane” I do not publish my email address on this or any other blog. However, those who would like to communicate with me privately, and who post here are welcome to obtain my email address from Nancy. I have authorized her to convey it to you if you so request.

Sunday July 25, 2021

Today marks Donald J Trumps Mars return. It occurs on the heels of Tuesday’s US congressional hearings on the January 6th insurrection attacks at the Capitol building.

Jude Cowell has this to say…….

Jupiter-Saturn: Checks and Balances; Expansion vs Restriction (Ds vs Rs)

February 10, 2021, transit Jupiter clocked in at around 12 Aquarius where transit Saturn has visited off and on during its current retrograde phase in 2021; karmic Saturn will reach that degree again in early January 2022 denoting an extended period of time and influence.

Now as you know, Saturn-to-Jupiter in general suggests a period when Jupiterian things grow slack, are delayed, or temporarily disappear, and resources are limited by restrictive Saturn. This may also indicate that it’s time for ‘the haves’ to give back and I’m already seeing this concept expressing in North Carolina as ‘overpayments’ of pandemic-caused unemployment benefits are being “clawed back” by the state. And in general, the planetary contact suggests accepting smaller returns on investments which, of course, implicates stock market gains, and which can possibly affect other enterprises, projects, and investments. Even the acquisition of knowledge (Jupiter) can be affected and this may apply to the Select Committee hearing concerning the 1/6 “stop the steal” attacks on the US Congress. As you know, the first hearing is set to open on July 27th next week – especially since congressional Republicans have multiple reasons for attempting to limit and hide any and all knowledge, facts, and links of complicity, that Democrats are determined to uncover through the 1/6 investigation.

https://www.starsoverwashington.com/2021/07/july-23-2021-full-moon-1aq26-conjunct.html
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Was Trump Considering a Coup, and War w/ Iran? A Bombshell Article Explains | Amanpour and Company

Video: 16 min 57 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6CVlu1tsDs

A Suggestion:
The most salient question before us is NOT what or when Mr. T, or his sycophants, or the Rethuglicans will do. We know they will do bad things, as bad as they can get away with. That’s a given.

The real question is whether the Dems will have sufficient spine and spunk to prevail, doing whatever is necessary to pass the infrastructure bill and preserve our voting rights.

Therefore, I think it more efficacious to examine the natal charts and transits for our Dem leaders and the party as a whole, as opposed to spending our time perusing those of the R leaders. I’m not suggesting we ignore the R charts, merely that as of present the Dem charts are likely to tell us more of the probable drift and events of the nation.

For those who would like to feel better about the future of the US and allies, I suggest you view Peter Zeihan’s July 9 presentation on youtube, We Are Never Going Back. The video lasts about 1 hour 37 minutes. The audio is bad, but captions are available.

As always, the consummate geopolitical strategist and polymath, Zeihan presents a very detailed analysis of where we have been, where we presently are, and where in all likelihood we are going in terms of demography, economics, investments. and politics. He presents sound reasoning buttresed with verifiable data, predicting the descent of China and Russia, a gradual improvement of conditions in the US, and the end of globalization. Near the beginning he stated the old ideologies, socialism, communism, capitalism, fascism, none of them will work in the world to come, and we will have to invent some other socioeconomic paradigm.

I find it interesting he places more faith in Mr. Biden and his administration of getting it all right, than in previous presidents and their administrations for the past 20 years. He did not address the current GOP attempts to suppress the vote, but stated the R’s will select a plethora of non-electable candidates who will lose in Nov. 2022. He predicts the R’s will go out of business in the next few years, and what we perceive as Left and Right will change quite a bit as unprecedented circumstances emerge.
As usual, the man is fascinating.

Peter Zeihan July 9
We Are Never Going Back
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b1IJ9kqBilE

Once again, thank you Eliseo! What you have written sounds (excuse me) fabulous! I have to have an hour to see this but I will….. Your review of Peter Zelhan’s youtube might contribute to what many of us here on this blog need to go forward….. some peace of mind… It really sounds so logical.

Sunstars,
As you view the video you will learn Zeihan predicts the entire world will go through profound change in the next 15 years, but he argues with very specific facts and reasoning Mexico, Canada, the US, and the central American nations will fare better than all others on the planet. He’s not dealing in wishful thinking. He backs up everything he asserts with reams of data, and good old fashioned logic.

The major caveats he does not cover are the effects of climate change (which are partiallly unpredictable) and the possibility of nations behaving stupidly, i.e. going against their own interests getting themselves into unnecessary wars. But he does demonstrate well that if China, as one of several possible examples, decides to go stupidly into war mode, the US and North Americans are holding the lion’s share of all the good poker cards. This holds in context of demography, natural resources, business, technology, military affairs, etc.

Mind you, he’s not saying eveything is going to be rosy. Far from it. He does predict serious problems we will face, like inflation and a decades long presence of the far right as one of several forces in our politics.

My take, when you combine his prescient analysis with astrology is this:
The US Pluto and Uranus returns, along with all the other transits and complex aspects portend extremely serious challenges, but they ARE hurdles which will be overcome as we are self-transformed into a much stronger and “more perfect union.” The result will be North America becomes even more dominant in world affairs than we’ve been previously. Again, not merely wishful thinking, but conclusions based on reliable data.

A friend just sent me this. Interesting take on where the US may be headed ( break up into autonomous regions?). I thought some of you might find it interesting. Does it fit with the astrology?
https://andrewmtanner.medium.com/fourth-america-is-almost-over-americans-want-a-divorce-9367a5d50df7

Has anyone noticed?

The Sun/Mercury conjunction of August 1st/2nd is right on Trump’s Pluto (10 Leo) AND it’s opposite tr. Saturn (10 Aquarius). Does that indicate high profile indictments are on the way and/or a major news development linked to the Trump investigation will be brought to light? Tr. Pluto is also currently opposing Trump’s natal Venus (25 Capricorn-Cancer) suggesting that if there is a significant development, the focal point would be related to finances.

Andrew Tanner’s scenario is frightening and I just don’t see the pre-emptive succession that he feels is necessary happening.

He implies that he is a medium and that he’s been right before.

All we can do is pray although many will take action. As a 70 y.o. with health challenges, I’m not so sure I have too many choices left. Moving would be a major challenge and we are now tied here with estate matters.

Like everything else, it’s in God’s hands.

Les,
I believe Mr. Tanner got a few things right, but most things wrong, as he ignores several other sets of looming climatological, political, and economic realities.

It is true many R’s, especially in the South would prefer the Articles of Confederation, as opposed to the Constitution which replaced them. He certainly nailed that one.

It is also true, but for reasons contrary to Mr. Tanner’s reckoning, our states are becoming anachronistic. This is so as urban areas are becoming more densely populated and rural areas are gradually becoming depopulated. This renders state governments either increasingly redundant, or almost irrelevant in favor of standard metropolitan statistical areas. It is not unusual for a MSA to overlap more than one state border, those borders inadvertantly creating some bizarre legal conundrums. This demographic trend is bound to accelerate as global heating renders some areas almost or entirely uninhabitable, and we gradually replace agriculture with biotechnology. (The latter process will be the most important event of our lifetime.)

Mr. Tanner appears to be a minority of one in his vision of pre-emptively dividing the nation into autonomous regions. I do not believe such a scenario could evolve without serious violence, i.e. the civil war his “solution” is intended to prevent.

A rational response to concentration of people into urban areas, and the depopulation of rural areas and uninhabitable areas, in context of climate change, would be redivision into bioregions managed jointly by our city-states and the federal government. But that won’t happen until world and domestic events have seriously reshaped our social psychology. As of present, state identity is still too much of a thing.

As for DJT again becoming president: Apparently, the astrology does not support that. There are a number of aspects, others on this blog far more proficient in the art than am I are more qualified to explain. But the simplest “tell” is the movement of Pluto into Aquarius. That just doesn’t square with a narcissistic, criminal plutocrat regaining the presidency. Furthermore, I do not believe our military establishment would allow it. They have Mr.T’s number, a number they do not like. From their metaphorical perspective, (if you know your Christian apocalyptic mythology) it is a number akin to that of the “Beast.”

Les,
May I suggest:
PLUTO IN AQUARIUS – LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY
by Agent 36 – Michele Finey
https://cosmicintelligenceagency.com/plutoinaquarius/#:~:text=The%20last%20time%20that%20Pluto,from%20just%2033%20to%20328

Pluto was last in Aquarius 1777-1799.
The Aricles of Confederation were adopted November 15, 1777. Ratification by all thirteen states occured March 1, 1781.
Ten different “presidents” served in succession under the Articles. They were:
Samuel Huntington
Thomas McKean
John Hanson
Elias Boudinot
Thomas Mifflin
Richard Henry Lee 
John Hancock
Nathaniel Gorham
Arthur St. Clair
Cyrus Griffin
But they were really more like chairmen ceremonially presiding over the Congress, which was the more powerful branch.

George Washington served as president under our Constitution from 1789 to 1797, eight years while Pluto was in Aquarius. John Adams served as president during the last two years of Pluto in Aquarius, and the first two when Pluto was in Pisces.

NONE of the aforementioned “presidents” nor any of the Congressmen of that time were anything like Donald Trump at all.

Trump type dictators come and go through history, but if they are successful, I think Pluto in Leo would be the more appropriate symbology.

Thanks, Eliseo. I think while many R’s in the South would prefer the Articles of the Confederation, that’s not true of the total populations of the Southern states – I’m thinking of recent graphs I’ve seen showing how US political colors (red or blue) would appear if they weren’t applied to whole states but specific areas of the states, with blue concentrations in urban areas across the South. You couldn’t break out regions along state lines as nothing in this country really splits out that cleanly, despite what many on the right or left would wish in order to not have to live with the hated “other side.”

I have seen a number of astrologers also believe DJT unsupported in his aspirations to return to the scene of his most recent crimes, so I hope that’s right. I more fear someone a lot smarter with the same vile authoritarian aspirations.

All good points, Eliseo.

I read Tanner’s article too. Well thought out in many respects, but I agree that his attachment to functional states undercuts his recommended solution.

State governments are very much an anachronism, as are the parties and the two party system that relentlessly props them up.

The very real and novel political developments are those that are emergent and currently are unofficially taking place at the metro-regional level in many places between community, business, and local political leaders… or else will be coming soon to a metropolitan area near you.

Reactionary Conservative state government officials like Republican Gov. DeSantis of Florida and the GOP-super majority in the Ohio General Assembly are working very hard to undermine these efforts. However, they are on the wrong side of history. These folks will find themselves severely undermined and even thwarted from 2024 onward, after Pluto leaves Capricorn for good and no longer empowers their destructive, mindless antics and abject stupidity.

I suspect what we will actually see during the Pluto in Aquarius years is a formalization of metro-regional authorities/governments in many places that are more nimble and focused on dealing with the “human emergency” that this transit suggests will be urgent and ongoing, and which are much less encumbered with formalities, traditions, laws, and structures.

When millions of people are literally struggling to save their own lives as a way of life, the old structures must either bend to these extreme pressures, or else they will completely break apart, and many of them will do so. This is the profoundly fatal flaw of the Republican-Conservative proposition, that rabid denial of reality and lack of faith in human ingenuity together justify doubling down on the crisis-inducing status quo.

As for Trump, he is in declining physical and mental health. He could indeed stumble and limp on for a few more years, however. The man has enjoyed more luck in this lifetime than most people earn in several. And I do not believe he will be relevant to any conversation about the Presidency in 2024 due to his declining health and other mounting legal woes. Ugly and awful as he is, he fits the darker archetype of Pluto in Capricorn avatars: old in body and habit, shamelessly ambitious and abjectly corrupt.

Pluto in Aquarius will empower leaders who draw quite a contrast from him, and the likes of others like McConnell; they will be radical, urgent, “out of the box” in terms of their thinking and actions. Possibly very young, or older physically but young and forward-looking in their outlook.

Anticipate rebels and rebellions. Not necessarily in the “bullets flying” sense, though I’m sure we’ll see some of that, too.

Tanner’s America’s since “Second America” roughly correspond with the Uranus Cycle and its Return based upon the 1776 chart. The next U.S. Uranus Return is in 2028, just 7 years away.

We are also grappling with the Neptune opposition to the U.S. Neptune and Pluto conjunct the U.S. Pluto (Pluto Return) next year during the same relevant timeframe.

The country WILL be very different by the end of this decade. It’s not at all a question of if, but HOW.

Les,
You are absolutely right. When you look at a map of the US by counties AND by population, it becomes clear the majority of Southerners would NOT prefer to go back to the A’s of C.

Most “red” states contain very blue urban areas. Most “blue” states contain some very red areas. This is one reason, were we to have a civil war it would have the potential of being nastier than the previous one. Rather than taking place in inbetween states, it would manifest guerilla style in all 50.

But I’m not convinced the majority of Trumpers really want that. Most Am’s have lived fairly comfortable lives. Right or Left, I think most of us, no matter how passionate, are in the final analysis, lazy cowards. The folks with courage are out there now demonstrating and protesting against voter suppression, and for their basic civil rights.

Personally, I’m too old to go play soldier, and having been shot at as a young man, i’d prefer to not go through such experiece again if I can honorably avoid it.

I also agree we are more in danger of someone a “lot smarter (than Trump) with the same vile authoritarian aspirations” than of Trump himself. Nancy Pelosi has stated this very explicitly.

Although it would be very satisfying to see Mr. T dressed in orange and confined to prison for the rest of his life, my honest, albeit perhaps peculiar hope, is DJT is convicted of a multitude of crimes, his treason is laid out for all his supporters to see, and he flees to Russia where he soon “mysteriously” dies. Why? I think such events might serve at least partially to diminish the number of his far right supporters. I hope so.

I also think if he runs in 2024, he’ll lose bigger than he did in 2020. Maybe that’s how the R party finally gets the stake driven into its heart.

BuckeyeShadow,
Good points about the Uranus cycle, Neptune opposite U.S. Neptune, and Pluto conjunct Pluto almost simultaneously.

The country ABSOLUTELY WILL be very different. I think we will lose about 20 states, not to secession, but to climate change. Southern and southwestern states are especially vulnerable.

Also, we are on the verge (in about 10-15 years) through biotechnology of becoming post-agricultural. Vast numbers of square miles will be freed up to return to wilderness, no longer necessary to grow crops or raise livestock, no longer requiring such enormous amounts of water involved in those enterprises. Practically everyone will live in urban areas, hardly anyone in the uninhabitable and/or wilderness areas. Such a profound change in demography will necessitate a very different political organizational structure.

States made sense when 98% lived and worked on farms and ranches, with 2% in cities to serve those farmers needs. In the coming era, regions based on culture and biology will be far more practical.

Sharon,

Re: Andrew Tanner’s Fourth America essay

It was a bit time consuming getting through it all but I did it. Whew. The gist seems clear. Would it be presumptuous of me to say that Tanner’s idea of America is rather one dimensional? He seems to reduce everything to a numbers game. Taking the pulse of America (the soul), what is missing in his assessment are the hidden dynamics that makes the country so vibrant and inspiring. It’s primary ideals for freedom in all phases of life in which this country was founded cannot be understated.

When the great change/ transformation happens Meher Baba said America would lead the world materially and spiritually.

Excerpt from the discourse The New Humanity by Meher Baba…..

As in all great critical periods of human history, humanity is now going through the agonizing travail of spiritual rebirth. Great forces of destruction are afoot and seem to be dominant at the moment, but constructive and creative forces which will redeem humanity are also being released through several channels. Although the working of these forces of light is chiefly silent, they are eventually bound to bring about those transformations which will make the further spiritual advance of humanity safe and steady. It is all a part of the divine plan, which is to give to the hungry and weary world a fresh dispensation of the eternal and only Truth.

At present the urgent problem facing humanity is to devise ways and means of eliminating competition, conflict and rivalry in all the subtle and gross forms which they assume in the various spheres of life. Military wars are, of course, the most obvious sources of chaos and destruction. However, wars in themselves do not constitute the central problem for humanity, but are rather the external symptoms of something graver at their root. Wars and the suffering they bring cannot be completely avoided by mere propaganda against war; if they are to disappear from human history it will be necessary to tackle their root-cause. Even when military wars are not being waged, individuals or groups of individuals are constantly engaged in economic or some other subtle form of warfare. Military wars, with all the cruelty which they involve, arise only when these underground causes are aggravated.

The root-cause of the chaos which precipitates itself in wars is that most persons are in the grip of egoism and selfish considerations, and they express their egoism and self-interest individually as well as collectively. This is the life of illusory values in which men are caught. To face the Truth is to realize that life is one, in and through its manifold manifestations. To have this understanding is to forget the limiting self in the realization of the unity of life.

With the dawn of true understanding the problem of wars would immediately disappear. Wars have to be so clearly seen as both unnecessary and unreasonable that the immediate problem would not be how to stop wars but to wage them spiritually against the attitude of mind responsible for such a cruel and painful state of things.

In the light of the Truth of the unity of all life, co-operative and harmonious action becomes natural and inevitable. Hence, the chief task before those who are deeply concerned with the rebuilding of humanity, is to do their utmost to dispel the spiritual ignorance which envelops humanity.

Continued….

https://discoursesbymeherbaba.org/v1-17.php

Jerry,
Wise words. Wise words indeed!

Agreed, Eliseo. I think during Tanner’s Fifth America, Manifest Destiny is over. Many people who flocked to the South and Desert West since WWII and the onset of Fourth America will flee back to the Northeast and Midwest as these places become uninhabitable. Lake Mead and the Colorado River will dry up, and places like Phoenix and Vegas will increasingly experience temperatures that climb well into the 110s, 120s, even 130s.

It will be proposed at some point to rename Death Valley “The Oven” when temperatures there spike into the 140s and 150s, and perhaps higher and deadlier still. Hot enough to easily cook a meal on the ground–or an exposed human being–in minutes.

I am no longer certain that the Midwest & Northeast will be a relative island of stability during the climate change era. Many of us felt that the Pacific Northwest would be such a place, but who anticipated triple-digit teens temperatures in Portland and Seattle? And time in short order will likely prove that this is not a fluke, but a feature of the new normal.

Moreover, much of the East Coast faces the additional daunting challenge of rising seas as the ice caps melt. What will become of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington DC? They’ll have to be rebuilt further inland, but perhaps this will prove to be too expensive a task, and some or all of these cities may very well be abandoned.

The U.S. national capital and functions thereof may very well shift further inland. I could easily see inland cities like Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Pittsburgh taking in more of these functions–as well as potentially hundreds of thousands, and maybe millions of displaced Americans, from the coasts, West, and a sinking Florida. Rapid population growth from refugees and the urgency of the moment would likely force each of these cities to create regional governments in conjunction with their suburbs to be able to coordinate and address these emergent new challenges.

Fascinating…….

Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker discuss their new book, ‘I Alone Can Fix It’

Video: 31 min 26 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DZAsVAa1bc

SlightKC has been extremely busy helping her daughter relocate, giving her oldest grandson emotional support, and putting a lammas ritual together on short notice.

Her recent medical tests turned out well, (no cancer, etc.) and she has been regaining strength. She is feeling much better and asked me to update everyone, and thank everyone for the healing prayers and energies you all sent. She says she felt it really helped.

BuckeyeShadow,
We see things quite similarly.
These things will occur far sooner than previously anticipated. We may have as much as a decade to prepare.. but not much more.

Here in Olympia, it did get up to 109-F. “Normal” summer temperatures in past here have usually been slightly above or below 70. I expect the new normal to be closer to 80-85 in the daytime, which has been what we’ve mostly experienced this summer. But spikes into three digits may occur in some years, as it has recently. Nevertheless, I remain convinced for now, the three best places to be in the US will be the PNW, the Great Lakes area, and the NE, i.e. Maine, Vermont, etc.

I fully expect, unless they can successfully create giant tents and domes, most towns and cities in S. California and the Am. SW will become ghost towns. At least that’s the way I’ve laid it out as back story in one of my slowly developing episodic novels.

I concluded long ago we will need a new capital city. I’m hoping we can preserve and protect DC from extreme heat and rising sea levels sufficiently so as to transform the city into a historical museum. It too may need a tent or dome.

Death Valley will definitely live up to its name, but I suspect there will be several “death valleys” on every continent except Antarctica.
A close friend and I have for years been discussing developing self replicating “ecovillages” here in the PNW and in the Great Lakes region.

Re Jerry’s post yesterday at 1:33 pm, EDT

“Has anyone noticed?

The Sun/Mercury conjunction of August 1st/2nd is right on Trump’s Pluto (10 Leo) AND it’s opposite tr. Saturn (10 Aquarius). Does that indicate high profile indictments are on the way and/or a major news development linked to the Trump investigation will be brought to light?”

Around that time tRump could be experiencing either or both of those possibilities.

tRump’s progressed demi-anlunar’s MC on Aug 3 at 9 am, EDT, in Bedminster, NJ, will be at 329°57′.

His natal Sun there will rise at 330°37′.
His natal Moon there will set at 328°49′.
His natal Mars there will be on the IC at 329°36′.

The midpoint of his natal Saturn/Pluto will be on the IC and on his natal Mars at 330°50′.

I just found the last point yesterday because I was so taken by finding his paran square on the angles years ago that I did not notice the placement of his Saturn and Pluto in relationship to that IC and his natal Mars. It is the point that placed in the paran square of his Sun, Moon, and Mars describes his psychology and best explains his behavior throughout his life I believe.

https://imgur.com/w2sRMr4

I did not notice the placement of his Saturn and Pluto in the above post should read [b]Saturn and Neptune[/b].

Watching the House Select Committee Hearing into the January 6 horrific events. It is powerful and heartbreaking, but frustrating to think that nothing may come of this. The Police Officers are so amazing and true heroes. I’m wondering if the August 1st/2nd conjunction at 10 Leo on T’s Pluto that Bob mentioned will finally bring justice to this horribly violent part of our history.

Welcome back, Bob.

Thank you silcominc.Just trying to help a little with the site’s traffic.

Finding that Saturn/Neptune midpoint on his natal Mars and is part of his paran square explains tRump’s psychology in the most direct astrology there is and helps with traffic a little.

Bob,
I must echo silcominc. It’s been a long time. Welcome back.

Could Putin’s hold over tRump, if there is one, be revealed in the first week of December? Or could real proof of collusion between them be discovered? If so it may silence the tRumpsters.

As this is the last transiting Pluto aspect to these points could it be the time when what ever Putin holds against tRump is revealed? These aspects precede the Sibly chart’s Pluto return in 2022.

https://i.imgur.com/GkEBw31

Bob, I echo the welcoming sentiments!

Always good to “see” you and receive your insights, Bob.

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