22nd Jan, 2017


The Trump Era has begun. It remains to be seen whether or not the Toddler-in-Chief’s mental instability, audacious corruption, and sheer incompetence will be enough to prematurely end his presidency or whether he will blunder on by the grace of a craven and supine GOP Congress. For now, his delusional rescue fantasy and his hypersensitive grandiosity continue intact.

The clear pathology is one of narcissism on the level of a deeply disturbing character disorder. Moreover, his delusional interaction with the world is steeped in the dysfunction of the victim, persecutor, rescuer triangle, originally described by Stephen Karpman in 1968.  These three roles often morph one into the other as the endless drama they engender unfolds.

Not to unfairly pin the current horror only on Donald Trump, the fertile ground for his recent ascendency has been nourished for years by Republican politicians who increasingly fanned the flames of victimhood in their followers.  The government was portrayed as stealing their guns or their money or their freedom. It was described as trampling their religious liberty. Increasingly, foreigners were described as stealing their country and their jobs. Terrorism was described as an existential threat to the very being of the Republic.

Into this climate of enraged grievance marched Donald Trump, who portrayed himself as the consummate Rescuer who would save his followers from all the misery of their world. Essentially, he told them: Join with me and you will share in my limitless success and greatness. We saw this pattern over and over in the campaign and again in the dark dystopia described in the “American Carnage” Inaugural address. He portrays the current reality as miserable, corrupt, and destitute, so that only he, the enormously rich and immensely successful businessman, can fix it and bring us into greatness. Thus, he is the Rescuer and his followers are the beleaguered Victims he will save.

Needless to say, in his deranged mind, he is also the Victim, as his endless, angry complaints about the conspiracies against him by the press and the intelligence community, among others, clearly prove. Somehow, he is always being treated unfairly and his true greatness unjustly diminished. Any criticism or even reported fact that may be somewhat unflattering is perceived as an attack, with him as the much-maligned and severely mistreated Victim. In response to this perceived affront, Trump-as-Victim seamlessly morphs into Trump-as-Persecutor. In his mind, his overwhelming rage at being wrongfully criticized or provoked justifies his angry counterpunch and legitimate revenge.

Ultimately, these three roles of Victim, Persecutor, and Rescuer, create a self-perpetuating loop that continually creates drama and havoc. Needless to say, running a country steeped in the twisted reality of this toxic soup is likely to be disastrous. Whether the cast of characters in the Trump administration will be able to contain the worst of this rampant dysfunction or whether the Congress will eventually become so alarmed they put a stop to it remains to be seen. For now, the country has essentially given an impulse-driven tantrum-prone toddler a loaded gun and is sitting back to watch what happens next.

One of the great benefits of using astrology is the insight it offers into the timing of events. As we look over the coming four years, we can clearly see certain periods that suggest significant complications and difficulties for both Trump and the country.  We have recently lived through an early example of one of these periods as news of Russian involvement in the election, possible collusion with Russia by the Trump campaign, and the potential for compromising material on Trump held by Russia became known.  The extent of Trump’s financial conflicts-of-interest also simultaneously became a focus. The strain from these stories was particularly acute from mid-December through mid-January due to the crossing of Saturn to Trump’s South Node (20Sagittarius48) and Moon (21Sagittarius12) and opposite his Sun (22Gemini56), while concurrently crossing opposite US Mars (21Gemini23) and square US Neptune (22Virgo25). It seems quite likely that when these configurations return from late June through mid-October 2017, these very troubling issues will reemerge for a protracted period and with severe consequences.

The next notable time comes in 2018, when transiting Saturn crosses in opposition to US Venus (3Cancer06) and US Jupiter (5Cancer56), as well as the US/Trump composite Sun (3Cancer08) three times each, intermittently during the year. In general, this seems likely to bring some financial contraction in 2018 to the US which may somewhat dim Trump’s love affair with his followers. Of particular difficulty for Trump, however, will be the Saturn station opposite his Mercury from March 9 to May 7, 2018, suggesting frustrations and restraints on his plans.

Of far greater concern is the period in 2019 that may well bring some heightened military action, from mid-June to mid-September, and which seems unlikely to turn out well for the US, at least initially. During this time, transiting Uranus will in a station semisquare to US Mars (21Gemini23) and square to US Node (6Aquarius36), while at the same time transiting Pluto will be quincunx US Mars, with the latter Pluto transit to Mars intensifying again in October and November 2019. Having both Uranus and Pluto in aspect to US Mars simultaneously suggests a time of unexpected attacks and increased aggression, quite possibly military. From late July through October 22, this Mars energy will be concurrent with transiting Saturn square to US Saturn, as well as progressed US Moon square to natal Saturn from mid-August to mid-September. Saturn here implies that the US reputation may be diminished and the country will be unhappy and feeling some losses and sorrow, especially during the progressed Moon/Saturn aspect in the summer. Trump will have some Jupiter transits during the second half of October which may help him somewhat, but it looks like a very stressful period nonetheless.

And finally, 2020, assuming Trump is still in office, will prove an especially strained year for him and his administration, although somewhat less so for the country. During that year, transiting Saturn will oppose his Saturn/Venus conjunction, including a protracted station opposite Venus (25Cancer44) from mid-August to late October.  In addition, transiting Pluto will oppose his Saturn (23Cancer49) during much of the year. This suggests intensified attacks and criticism, significant emotional stress, as well as a great loss of support. Moreover, Saturn will also cross the Inaugural Midheaven (26Capricorn12) and the Inaugural Sun (00Aquarius49) during much of the year, pointing to trouble for the administration and its goals.  The biggest crisis for him will be when the Inaugural progressed Moon comes to natal Saturn and progressed Saturn and squares natal Mars in September and October 2020.  This will trigger the most problematic configuration in the Inaugural chart, where the Moon is in a minor hard aspect with the tight Saturn/Mars square, and which describes the intense anger and upset that this administration brings to the people (Moon) of the country. The volatile emotions and fury of this aspect are likely to erupt into a crisis at this time.

In conclusion, I leave you with the words from one of the posters I saw at yesterday’s Women’s March in downtown DC  (yes, I was there!):

Dear Congress,

In your guts, you know he’s nuts.


The World


Thanks Starlight for your well written and thoughtful expertise in explaining this twilight zone that America and the world are participating in.

Twilight Zone it truly is.

Thank you, Nancy. I wish there were something definitive that you could see that might hint of his “leaving office.” I hope his narcissism keeps him busy and away from putting us in danger.

So glad you are tracking the astrology of this loose cannon Nancy, he has to be the best example ever of the victim, persecutor, rescuer triangle. So, no Happy Days Are Here Again for the U.S. it seems. Well, at least we can be prepared (no surprises here) for what lies ahead thanks to astrology. Goddess help the others who will remain blissfully ignorant for as long as possible.

I remain timidly confident that this will somehow benefit the U.S. and the World in the long run (since there’s nowhere I can hide) and will become the most outrageous chapter in our history. We were there.

Starlight, Thank you so much for this newest post.

Bill Herbst, back in January of 2016, a full year ago, posted an astrological look at Trump. The bit that leaps out to me is this:

Later , Trump’s chart moves into a long and powerful outer planet transit as Pluto arrives at the first quarter square to his natal Saturn
for two years, from March 2019 to January 2021. If elected, that would mean almost the entire
the second half of his term.
This is exactly the same transit that President Franklin Roosevelt’s chart was undergoing when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and the U.S.
entered World War II.

And Starlight just wrote (regarding this same time frame):
. . .transiting Pluto will be quincunx US Mars, with the latter Pluto transit to Mars intensifying again in October and November 2019. Having both Uranus and Pluto in aspect to US Mars simultaneously suggests a time of unexpected attacks and increased aggression, quite possibly military.

Quite scary.

In the V/P/R triangle, eventually the victim gets angry at the rescuer because the rescue fails. Thus, eventually, Trump’s people will see that the rescue was just a lot of hot air. Then they will become the persecutor and get angry at him. If that starts to happen, he might really be kicked out. But until that time, the support of his followers is the leverage he holds against the GOP in Congress.


Thank you for always expressing the astrological climate in a cogent as accessible manner. I love this blog.

Those powerful 2020 aspects take place during an election year. If Trump manages to make it that far, it’s almost a given that he will run for reelection. His ego is too ginormous to allow him to settle for being a one-term president and to step aside and let Pence or another Republican run in his place, even amidst dire polls. He could face one or more primary challengers among his fiercest critics and enemies who have little else to lose by that point, however (e.g. John Kasich maybe, who will then be out of office as Ohio Gov., or perhaps also Marco Rubio).

Difficult to say at this point how exactly it will all play out, but the Saturn-Moon transits in September and October of 2020 suggest (to me at least) a public completely fed up with Trump and the Republicans’ antics, particularly if he hasn’t delivered on his already impossible promises of bring back jobs in the Rust Belt or building a wall along Mexico, and if these failures are compounded by another economic crash on the scale of 2007/8, or national security issues, or some combination of these.

If the Dems or a third party have made substantial gains against the Republicans in Congress and statehouses during the 2018 midterms without claiming majorities, they could be positioning themselves to ride a tidal wave of outrage against the Trump administration and the GOP that hits devastatingly hard and sweeps them out of power in Nov 2020. Trump himself could be quite bitter and disillusioned by the prospect of losing

Backing up some, Saturn moving through the final degrees of Sag and into Capricorn traditionally coincides with an economic crash, and we are certainly headed for one late this year and into 2018. This would have been “baked into the cake” even if HRC had won, so it’s something the current administration would have to deal with regardless. Its easy to see Trump’s supporters blaming him for it, though, or his failure to do something to alleviate their pain in the aftermath.

Military action is a lot more dicey. At this point, conflict could flare up pretty much anywhere, and Trump is subject to instigate it just because he wants to preside over a N. Korea-style military parade.

Buckeye Shadow,

I’m pretty sure that incumbent Presidents always run for a second term. FDR was the first to run for a third and then a fourth. But I don’t know if we’ve ever had one who didn’t bother to run a second time. Certainly not in the 20th century, so if some of our earliest Presidents only ran once, they aren’t an appropriate example.

Just my opinion on that.

Thank You Nancy, I’m so proud you were there! As someone wrote, ‘This March would never have happened had Hillary won over Obama’. (They won’t allow a Woman to Lead America)
But, Female Invigoration is gaining and will grow, hoping time will come for Elizabeth Warren!


Here is a chart for the start of the March day in Washington.


BuckeyeShadow would you kindly expand on your comment about an economic crash?

Duchess, I believe LBJohnson could have run for another term but chose not to.

Nancy, your writing as always is brilliant. Thanks again!

I can’t imagine the Republican Congress allowing him to remain in office long enough to run for a2nd term. If nothing else, they’ll impeach him or threaten to before they allow that.


“…Somehow, he is always being treated unfairly and his true greatness unjustly diminished. Any criticism or even reported fact that may be somewhat unflattering is perceived as an attack, with him as the much-maligned and severely mistreated Victim. In response to this perceived affront, Trump-as-Victim seamlessly morphs into Trump-as-Persecutor. In his mind, his overwhelming rage at being wrongfully criticized or provoked justifies his angry counterpunch and legitimate revenge.”

Brilliant. Thank you for one of your best.
Brava to you for helping to make history yesterday!

Brilliant, excellent diagnosis and astrological analysis. Good writing. You are a hidden national treasure. Blessings!

Hi Nancy,

Donald Trump staying in office through 2018/19? To me that doesn’t quite reflect what’s going on. The news media will go into a feeding frenzy if they perceive Trump’s truculent behavior going beyond the accepted norms (see news article below). Given the upcoming late Jan/Feb transits and eclipses and Trump’s obsession with image; I am assuming the Trump administration will most likely become mired in ineffective governance very quickly on; within the next few weeks with potentially catastrophic consequences……

The Traditional Way of Reporting On A President Is Dead. And Trump’s Press Secretary Killed It.

Washington Post
Jan 22, 2017

The presidency is not a reality show, but President Trump on his first full day in office made clear that he’s still obsessed with being what he once proudly called “a ratings machine.”

He cares enough about it to send his press secretary, Sean Spicer, out to brazenly lie to the media in his first official briefing.

“This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration — period — both in person and around the globe,” Spicer said. And he added a scolding about widespread reports that differ from his evidence-free assessment: “These attempts to lessen the enthusiasm of the inauguration are shameful and wrong.”

Crowd size experts estimate Trump’s audience at far fewer than the million or more that Trump is claiming, and at far less than the size of the following day’s women’s march, which the new president has said little about. And side-by-side photographs showed the contrast between the comparatively thin gathering for Trump’s inauguration and the record-setting one in 2009 for former president Barack Obama’s first.

Ari Fleischer, a former George W. Bush press secretary, saw Saturday’s bizarre session for what it was.

“This is called a statement you’re told to make by the President. And you know the President is watching,” Fleischer wrote. (MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski pegged it as “Sean Spicer’s first hostage video.”)



Anthem of women’s march or maybe woman’s movement:


Jerry – It is up to Congress. If his followers begin to jump ship, then maybe Congress will act. Unless our representatives actually grow a spine and are willing to act for the good of the country despite the loss in votes, we are stuck until the crazies begin to see things more clearly.

Thank you for another great post, Nancy! I so appreciate your work.

I’ve been hoping for a quick impeachment, even though Pence is awful in a different way. Your post indicates not so soon. To Jerry and others who wonder why it would take so long, here’s something by Robert Reich on 1/21 that might explain it. I think it’s validation of Republican deep play, why they’ll keep Trump as long as possible and then blame everything on him. They always try to escape responsibility. Here’s Reich’s post:

I had breakfast recently with a friend who’s a former Republican member of Congress. Here’s what he said:

Him: Trump is no Republican. He’s just a big fat ego.

Me: Then why didn’t you speak out against him during the campaign?

Him: You kidding? I was surrounded by Trump voters. I’d have been shot.

Me: So what now? What are your former Republican colleagues going to do?

Him (smirking): They’ll play along for a while.

Me: A while?

Him: They’ll get as much as they want – tax cuts galore, deregulation, military buildup, slash all those poverty programs, and then get to work on Social Security and Medicare – and blame him. And he’s such a fool he’ll want to take credit for everything.

Me: And then what?

Him (laughing): They like Pence.

Me: What do you mean?

Him: Pence is their guy. They all think Trump is out of his mind.

Me: So what?

Him: So the moment Trump does something really dumb – steps over the line – violates the law in a big stupid clumsy way … and you know he will …

Me: They impeach him?

Him: You bet. They pull the trigger.


From a logistical standpoint I fully understand that. What shouldn’t be underestimated however is that weak, ineffective governance and uncertainty places the US in a very vulnerable position, not just from the financial markets but from its adversaries such as North Korea, Russia, China etc.

M. — Sure, 2017 will likely parallel 1929, 1958, and 1987 in some notable way. All of them have one thing in common–Saturn transiting the late degrees of Sagittarius, preparing to ingress into Capricorn, a 29 year cycle.

1929 and 1987 are both notorious historical years for major financial market crashes. Although 1958 did not feature a crash of its own, a worldwide recession took place nonetheless, which became known as the “Eisenhower Recession,” a rare and unusual low point during an extended period of steady economic growth and prosperity enjoyed in the US and much of the West following World War II.

Saturn is again in the late degrees of Sag, and we are already seeing trends in retail store closings and peaking real estate in some markets, as well as general economic uncertainty due to the election outcome and unpredictability of Trump. If history and astrology our are guides, these trends will continue and likely culminate as 2017 ends.

Saturn actually ingresses into Capricorn on December 20, 2017, five days before Christmas. This suggests the 2017 holiday season will be anything but joyous for retailers and other businesses whose profits depend on mass consumerism amped up considerably during this annual period while the Sun transits Sagittarius.

Incidentally, the market crash of 2007/8 took place as Pluto moved between the late degrees of Sagittarius and very early Capricorn, and the world experienced a major economic crisis then as the unbridled growth and expansion during the Pluto and Sag(Jupiter-ruled) years hit a wall (Saturn/Capricorn). Party time ended (Jupiter/Sag) and the hangover and cleanup time began (Saturn/Cap). So transiting Saturn as well as Pluto through late Sag can be seen as markers of economic crisis and upheaval. We are indeed at the threshold of another economic crisis this year.

Jerry – I quite agree. If it is this year, it will be during that Saturn station in the summer, early fall.

TJ – That sounds about right. I should probably study Pence’s chart.

I think we can all be sure that Trump will run for a second term if he is still in office to do so, regardless of his approval rating. Because of his ego alone, there’s no chance of him pulling an LBJ unless he is absolutely somehow forced to do so by the Republican Party itself.

What I was saying was based upon Nancy’s analysis–I think he will be so unpopular, possibly even openly despised by the country–including nearly all of his former supporters–by September and October 2020 that his re-election hopes will basically be a fool’s errand. I think he will be facing one of the worst landslide losses in US history and will probably be feeling no small amount of disillusionment, perhaps anger, bitterness and probably victimization (naturally) over what he thought the Presidency would be and how it all actually turned out by that point.

Leading military parades, adulating subjects chanting “TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP!” wherever he goes, and basically everyone worshipping the ground he walks on, treating him like a king. This is Trump’s idea of the Presidency. It’s obviously not reality (to us), but he is going to find out the hard way these next four years that he is not an emperor, and never will be.

Nancy, thank you for the great analysis. This will help us get through this four years. Lots of work to do! I was at the March on DC maybe we crossed paths without knowing!

Nancy, you write beautifully.

While The Donald could certainly be considered narcissistic, I would just caution that people with strong Uranian temperaments, who tend to look at the larger picture/ macro environment, are often considered narcissistic or aloof. They seem to come up short when attempting to operate within a one-on-one micro environment.
I think Obama suffered from this misunderstanding relative to his relationships in Congress. Traditional politicians saw this as a liability because he wasn’t drawn to politically motivated back scratching and one-on-one interaction. He was focused on the big issues. I think Michelle’s more earthy, hands on nature provided some important balance in that department.

I’ve also seen many Aries labeled in a similar way (self-centered, narcissistic) which may often be a misunderstanding of the “I AM” nature of Aries, particularly by those who are more of a “We are” type sign like it’s opposite, Libra. It’s really all about finding a balance while being true to one’s nature. That said, I think Trump is stuck EMOTIONALLY in adolescence and has deep rooted insecurities which is always scary when such a one also wields power.

an irreverent Bill Maher in classic fashion
(not for the easily offended)

I think many of Trump’s followers, those who have felt disempowered, disenfranchised particularly, like Trump himself, are more interested in maintaining a sense of power (through association/support of Trump) even more than they are in his actual performance and promises. So I’m not so sure they will give in to disappointment even when it’s right in their face. What’s the alternative for them? I also go back to the attraction of many of his followers to the alpha male. And even if that authority figure is ‘abusive’ or negligent, their supporters may continue to defend them.

Thank you BuckeyeShadow, a worrying development to be sure. Likely Obama will be blamed and…the cons will use it to cut programs even further. Just ugh.

Thank you Nancy…I’m going to use your articles as my handrail over the next 3-4 years. Though I have to say every time I look at him I thinks he’s 5 seconds from keeling over. Wishful thinking? Perhaps. But there’s no there, there and I can’t see how he keeps going.

Credibility. The most precious sterling quality the US exemplified and held up as a beacon of light to other nations of the world is now gone. A casualty of the Trump administrations first two days in office……..

‘Alternative Facts’ and the Costs of Trump-Branded Reality

New York Times
Jan 22, 2017

When Donald J. Trump swore the presidential oath on Friday, he assumed responsibility not only for the levers of government but also for one of the United States’ most valuable assets, battered though it may be: its credibility.

The country’s sentimental reverence for truth and its jealously guarded press freedoms, while never perfect, have been as important to its global standing as the strength of its military and the reliability of its currency. It’s the bedrock of that “American exceptionalism” we’ve heard so much about for so long.

Disinformation was for dictatorships, banana republics and failed states.

Yet there it was on Saturday, emanating from the lectern of the White House briefing room — the official microphone of the United States — as Mr. Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, used his first appearance there to put forth easily debunked statistics¹ that questioned the news media’s reporting on the size of the president’s inaugural audience (of all things).

Mr. Spicer was picking up on the message from his boss, who made false claims about news coverage earlier that day as he declared a “running war” with the news media during a visit to the Central Intelligence Agency, whose most solemn duty is to feed vital and true information to presidents as they run actual wars.

It was chilling when Mr. Trump’s assertion that reporters were “among the most dishonest people on earth” became an applause line for the crowd gathered to hear him speak in front of the memorial to fallen agents at C.I.A. headquarters.

Still more chilling was when the White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway appeared on “Meet the Press” on Sunday to assert that Mr. Spicer’s falsehoods were simply “alternative facts.”



Reuters editor defends photo of Trump inauguration/Washington Mall.


Ethics lawyers to sue Trump over foreign payments

A group including former White House ethics attorneys will file a lawsuit on Monday accusing President Donald Trump of allowing his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments, in violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Israel lifts restrictions on building more homes in East Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told senior ministers he is lifting restrictions on settlement building in East Jerusalem, a statement said on Sunday, immediately after the city’s municipal government approved permits for the building of hundreds of new homes in the area.

“There is no longer a need to coordinate construction in the Jewish neighborhoods in East Jerusalem. We can build where we want and as much as we want,” the statement quoted Netanyahu as saying, adding that he also intended to allow the start of building in the West Bank.

“My vision is to enact sovereignty over all the settlements,” the statement also said, pointing to Netanyahu’s apparent bid to win greater support from settlers and appeal to a right-wing coalition partner.

Netanyahu told the ministers of the move at a meeting where they also decided unanimously to postpone discussing a bill proposing the Israeli annexation of the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim, home to 40,000 Israelis near Jerusalem.

I’m curious about how the transiting North Node will affect Trump (and us) when it conjuncts his ascendant in May, 2017. One day after the NN enters (29 degrees) Leo there will be a Full Moon in Scorpio which will feature Saturn conjunct the Galactic Center, both trine Uranus, as Jupiter conjuncts the U.S. Saturn.

That Full Moon’s Mars in Gemini will be trine Jupiter and the U.S. Saturn in Libra but will square Neptune in Pisces who will be trine the U.S Cancer Sun. Go figure.

This happens 3 months before the total solar eclipse that also conjuncts Trump’s natal ascendant and trines transiting Uranus. Trans. Venus at the Eclipse will conjunct U.S. Mercury in Cancer and Trump’s natal Saturn-Venus conjunction.

That eclipse in August also has Mars in Leo sextile Jupiter in Libra and trine Saturn in Sagittarius, and Saturn and Jupiter are sextile, exact on August 27th. Once again, transiting Jupiter will be conjunct the U.S. natal Juno and opposite the U.S. natal Chiron.

For what its worth, trans. Jupiter and Saturn will be forming a Yod with the Jupiter-Saturn cycle’s origination point (back in 2000) at 22+ Taurus, and that degree trines the U.S natal Neptune in Virgo.

For some reason I get the sense it will be about a Supreme Court appointment. I’m thinking he (of course it will be a “he”) could be a ringer (as in not what Trump and the Pubs expect.) The Universe often works in mysterious ways. 🙂

His pitch fork followers will abandon him when they see that the Republican Party is going to hurt their wallets something awful. And Trump will pretend that he wasn’t really behind it, but the Congress will point out that he was colluding all the way. This goes with the protests already starting about the ACA and Medicare and mortgage rates being hiked up.
Add to this the CIA probes of Trump’s collusion with Russian hacking.
And the new move by Tribe and co. to sue Trump on the emolument clause. Now we just need a hotel or two to step up and declare ‘loss.’

Then the Arab world, already in turmoil. will have to contend with this inane plan to move the Capital of Israel to Jerusalem. If we don’t like Holy Wars now, we ain’t seen nothing yet!

Then there is the China situation…the Russian situation…the European situation with Russian interference…

Personally, I don’t think he will be re-elected. If the Dems do the work they’re supposed to do between now and 2018 and through election 2020, Trump and the Republicans will be toast.

Fingers crossed.

I just had a flash; if DT persists in his impossible ways, the GOP will do him in – they are vicious, cowardly and underhanded.

It wouldn’t be beyond them to parade him past some convenient grassy knoll.

Nancy, It would be great if you could look at both Pence’s and Ryan’s charts. The national security folks who are speculating on impeachment due to Russian collusion are divided as to whether proximity to wrongdoing would be enough to cashier Pence from ascending to the presidency, or whether it would fall to the third in line, Speaker of the House Ryan. They theorize that if Pence was part of the campaign and received the Intel briefings, he knew the score and would therefore be an accessory. So, you might want to peek at both charts!

No doubt there is a Deep State. Will be interesting to see how this plays out:

‘Does a Rogue Deep State Have Trump’s Back?’

‘Here’s How the Trump Presidency Will Play Out’


RE: the grassy knoll
DJT has threatened to defund, “reform” and if necessary break up the NSA and CIA.

The last president who suggested breaking up the CIA into “a 1000 pieces” was JFK.


“…we’re launching a new campaign:
10 Actions for the first 100 Days.

Every 10 days we will take action on an issue we all care about, starting today.”

Ed Tamplin on Trump inaugural chart

Lamis Beasley Faris,
You have an interesting name!
Trump’s most important promise to his supporters: to recreate (and restore) a new manufacturing base…..i.e. Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! alone would entail massive and enormous investing/spending. The R’s won’t let him do it. They may pass a bill for him but it will he drastically underfunded.

Supporters WILL become disillusioned and disappointed. They WILL turn against him. Question is,…..how long before we get there?…..and will Dems have sense enough to steal back the issue in 2020? …..i.e. what we hoped for with B. Obama, but did not get, a new NEW DEAL.

Tiny Hands – Fiona Apple



The effects of the Summer/ early Fall aspects are certainly worth consideration.

In the more immediate future however (I posed this question earlier), do you have any thoughts on the Feb 6th, 2017 Jupiter retrograde station (23 Libra)? It is conjunct Trump’s progressed Jupiter/Progressed Asc degrees (23/24 Libra) square natal Saturn (23 Cancer).

A retrograde station as you well know suggests a review or taking stock of a situation.

Here’s one definition of tr. Jupiter square natal Saturn I found on the net…..

Jupiter Square Saturn

Although circumstances may warrant a change, you may have difficulty making a move or knowing what move to make. Certain areas of your life often demand greater flexibility, and you can loosen what is too rigid if you acknowledge that such a condition exists. Still you may hold on to what you know and what you have despite pressures to make adjustments that go against your grain. It is possible that responsibilities become magnified, and wherever they are too burdensome, you tend to seek greater freedom.

Maintaining what you have already established sometimes clashes with new directions and perspectives. While friction can occur now due to contrary forces, you can make steady progress if you have a clear idea of what matters to you. To the extent that you can make careful distinctions between the important and the unimportant, this cycle can provide you with opportunities to enhance what is meaningful and to progress toward your objective. One lesson here is to recognize when to advance and when to retreat as the development of anything now usually consists of many ebbs and flows. Demonstrating patience and then taking charge when necessary is the essence of good timing, and this period likely provides you with situations to practice it.

This interval typically is a study in contrasts, and the success that you can achieve depends in large measure on your ability to integrate dissimilar yet complementary elements. Whether it is taking prudent risks or expanding within well-defined limits, you often are challenged to bring things together. In some ways, this cycle is a microcosm of life. If you are skillful in handling the events that you encounter now, you likely do well in most situations since you tend to think in broader terms than the rest of us. It is an aim of this period to encourage a fuller understanding of what you perceive as weaknesses and to recognize the role that they can play in making you stronger and more complete. The more inclusive your perspective, the more room you allow for all aspects of existence.

While this is a time that can cause you to struggle, it usually arises from grasping too tightly. If you dwell upon the negative, problems can become exaggerated. Equating familiarity with security can cause you to miss out on opportunities. By being a bit more adaptable and open, however, you can prosper now within limits since this is a period about balance and right proportions.

Steve Judd..



“So, to the women and men who still openly brag about “our nation’s first black president,” I have to ask, who are any of you to point the finger at Trump when for the last 8 years you have callously ignored all the victims of Obama and Hillary’s unspeakably heinous crimes against humanity? http://www.hamptoninstitution.org/obama-became-bush.html Are the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Macedonia, Serbia, Libya, Ukraine, Somalia etc, so subhuman in your eyes that they’re not worth any of your consideration? How would you feel if it was your loved ones you had to watch get blown away on a daily basis by Obama’s drones and bombs while people openly cheered him on under the guise of superficial Equal Opportunity facade?

When Obama and Hillary were committing their crimes against humanity you said not one word of protest, or even bothered to listen to what these victims had to say in the non-corporate media, so who are you to suddenly take the moral high ground about “racism” now? Personally, from fear of being shunned or name-called as a Trump supporter, I can only feel shame at myself for not having the courage to speak out sooner.”


Helen – Mask is off again


Me: Then why didn’t you speak out against him during the campaign?

Him: You kidding? I was surrounded by Trump voters. I’d have been shot.

This sounds just like my sister. She was very very pushy with her coworkers, friends, and family about just sucking it up and pulingl the trigger for Trump. She even tried to talk my sister out of voting cause she knew she was for Hillary.

As for me, total silence we do not discuss it at all. We both know if we do talk about it it would sever our relationship. I’m totally at a loss at her support for Trump because she doesn’t really stand for anything he does. Unfortunately, she watches FOX new 24/7.

Brilliant Nancy! Some of the analysis by you and other esteemed posters played out in our home yesterday. We had invited friends and neighbors for dinner. One is in his 70s, was part of the Vietnam debacle. He bragged that if possible he would re-enlist. (He watches Fox constantly.) He was gloating about the Trump win, and re-living his heroics in Vietnam. He seems to conveniently overlook the terrible consequences of that war, the families ripped apart, the carnage, etc. His image of what America is and should be is reviving lies as truth. It’s highly disturbing (as is the behavior of Trump). Interestingly, our neighbor had been receiving mental health treatment for PTSD and seemed to recognize that he had to become a better listener instead of living in the world of his own past. That didn’t last long. We will still help our neighbor when he needs assistance, but inviting him to our home will not be one.

If you are so inclined “Call the five Republican senators who have broken away from the GOP to demand a slow down of the repeal of the ACA (Affordable Care Act, a/k/a ObamaCare). Tell them how much you appreciate their efforts to stop the train wreck and share your story. They are:

Senator Bob Corker from Tennessee – (202) 224-3344

Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska – (202) 224-6665

Senator Rob Portman from Ohio – (202) 224-3353

Senator Susan Collins from Maine – (202) 224-2523

Senator Bill Cassidy from Louisiana – (202) 224-5824”

Hi Helen,

I gather you are a Trump supporter and a women’s right activist.

Although I find your views rather harsh, I find nothing wrong in your assertions. You have a right to express your thoughts here in this forum, at least as long as it is not disruptive. With that being said, allow me to express my thoughts……..

Fact number 1

Trump is currently in office. I think that should be recognized as an undeniable fact. Consequently…

Fact number 2

Obama and Hillary regardless of what you think their involvements were in the past, whether they were well-intentioned or not, they are HISTORY – no longer relevant in todays real politics. Hillary and Obama will not seek presidential office in 2020.

Fact number 3

So, without getting bogged down in further needless comparisons, shall we let President Trump’s words speak for themselves? If he is the real deal, someone who we can feel proud of as a leader; his words will stand the test of time and there is nothing to fear or to defend.

I present to you one of Pres. Donald Trump’s finest memorable quotes – verbatim (one request: let these words sink in on an emotional, visceral level before replying)……


Thank you, Bob.

Already so many fine comments! Days of chicken soup for the soul.

To follow your lead, Paris, Trump’s voters aren’t going to face reality, and he is not going to let them slip away. If anything, he will strengthen their loyalty to him by using propaganda and organization, like Hitler did so successfully with the Hitler Youth program, the Brownshirts, and the Motherhood benefits.

I also don’t see impeachment in his future, for the simple reason that the Republican party would then have another Richard Nixon on their hands. Most of them are old enough to have lived through those decades where Nixon’s shadow fell on them, and Nixon resigned before actually being impeached. Plus, they’ve seen the Bill Clinton fallout, and he too wasn’t actually impeached. (Only the House voted to impeach, the Senate did not, so Clinton was NOT impeached. It takes both branches to impeach, if anyone is wondering.)

Trump is the oldest president ever elected. Orange spray tan and Spanx won’t protect him from the typical peepaw slayers, like stroke, heart attack or cancer. Half of all men will get cancer vs a third of women. Who knows, maybe we’ll see a Woodrow Wilson type presidency, with Ivanka taking over like Edith Wilson did.

Jerry, Helen Highwater can’t be both a women’s rights advocate and a Trump supporter. Those are parallel universes that don’t intersect.

Little Birdie,

Quite right. That was an unfortunate, wrong choice of words. I meant to say “empathetic to the cause of woman’s rights”.

FB Commenter, Edna Rojas
“This morning my co worker was crying because she just had bought a house , but she learned that she is unable to get the loan because of a executive order from Trump on mortgage loans and she didn’t get the house on inauguration day , She was one that was celebrating Trumps win I felt bad for her but I told her this is just the beginning !!!!”

Hate/Hurt GOP Euthanasia Congress want to block grant Medicaid to all 50 states:

Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) says it will lead to governors having to make “impossible choices.”

“We should not be forced to choose between providing hard-working older Coloradans with blood pressure medication or children with their insulin.”

Not expanding Medicaid under Obamacare was one thing many Republican governors could live with, because it maintained a status quo—people who didn’t have it would continue not to have it.

But this is something that would affect all the governors and their budgets.

It would force them to make those hard decisions about who lives and who dies. It’s their political necks on the line.

ja, when moved to Philadelphia (home of the Constitution) the chart has an IC at 300°36′. Sibly Pluto at 300°18′ is on it. I think that may signify it as a history changing day in American history.

The chart has both positive and negative aspects.

Among them are the opposition of Jupiter to Uranus on the Asc-Desc axis (positive in my book because of the planets involved and strongest because of its placement.

The Moon is trine the midpoint of Venus and Neptune (perhaps related to the fact that this was mainly conceived and carried out by women and along with the Jupiter-Uranus helpful in explaining why there were no reports of violence or arrests in marches around the world.

Mars square Saturn. There will be hurdles, perhaps even some violence, as this movement continues and opposes wrong laws and/or their passage at any level of government.

The Sun on the IC, conjunct Sibly Pluto, the potential to live on and bring change.

Most elevated planet Mercury. Will receive a lot of media coverage. The Sun, Jupiter and Uranus placements will help.


Next Anti-Trump March set for Tax Day, Saturday 15 April

Democrats reintroduce Equal Rights Amendment as millions of women march nationwide

re: 11:52 post

yeah Trump supporters’ surprise (analysis factor in all chart interpretation – Uranus Aries )


The Mars-Saturn square is tied into the Sibly Mars-Neptune square. Another strong tie to the Sibly chart and another indication of this movement having to face obstruction – likely because of ingrained fear of changes it may introduce.

Not sure if anyone already posted..


rewind circa 9.11

No seats no luggage no bodies nothing but brick and limestone. The official explanation is that the intense heat from the jet fuel vaporized the entire plane.

Zeitgeist: The Movie

Flight 77 had two Rolls Royce engines made of steel and titanium alloy and weigh six tons each.

It is scientifically impossible that 12 tons of steel steel and titanium was vaporized by jet fuel.
We’re also told that the bodies were able to be identified either by their fingerprints or their DNA.

So what kind of fire can vaporize aluminium and tempered steel and yet leave human bodies intact.

From my close up inspection there is no evidence of a plane having crashed anywhere near the Pentagon and as I said the only pieces left that you can see are small enough that you can pick up in your hand.

…The videos from security cameras which would show what really hit the Pentagon were immediately confiscated by agents of the FBI and the Department of Justice has to this day refused to release them.

“”Finally, after all this time the Wikileaks organization is dropping it’s attack on Hillary Clinton to go after the true menace to America. Wikileaks announced on their Twitter page that they are now taking submissions from the public.

The tweet was posted just before noon on Sunday urges any and everyone with access to Donald Trump’s tax returns to submit the documents to their website.


It is his first Monday in office and U.S. President Donald Trump is being sued.


President Trump instituted a government-wide hiring freeze Monday, signing an executive order that he said would affect all employees ““except for the military.”

From Jennifer Taub’s Face Book Page

Friends. Trump’s aides are now saying he’ll never show his taxes. Guess what? April 15th is a Saturday. Would you be interested in a giant “Show Us Your Taxes” action of some kind on Tax Day? People will be very motivated. We will have paid our taxes by then. Yet he won’t even show them. If you think this a good idea, let me know. I’ll try to figure out how to organize with big groups.

IMPORTANT. We must pay our taxes. This is not about breaking the law or about hurting our fellow Americans by not providing the federal government with the funding it needs.

Adding some ideas that have emerged. My friend Ernie Barbarash said, imagine protests in each state outside of every IRS office in the country. There are several in each state. He is very creative. More ideas coming. Perhaps even send a postcard to the White House saying “Divest Donald and Show Us Your Taxes” the same day we mail our taxes to the IRS. We will be at post office anyway.

We have about three months, so that’s sufficient time. And by “sufficient time,” I mean to plan and to knit some hats. I didn’t have time before. . . but buying some bright pink yarn today.

Have a lot of catching up to do. Very well written post Nancy. And concerning and sobering

Eliseo going to respond on your divine feminine post. Thanks for that

I can across this today conincidentally or maybe serendeptiosly. Not sure if anyone hear has heard of gangaji. I don’t really follow her but definitely respect her and have one of her books.

Anyway she has a podcast and there is this talk right after the elections I just listened to that I think some people here may like and take comfort from


Happy week everyone

continued 911 Twin Towers (constant global warfare)

First House

Pholus 08 Scorpio (invasive/invasion)

Seventh House

Vertex 07 Taurus (what we wish for)

continued – astro-theology (the natural world)


Zeitgeist: The Movie – Part 1: “The Greatest Story Ever Told”



Re: Kennedy vs. CIA – JFK surely faced a true and daunting conflict with the military-industrial complex.

My sense is that Trump’s grind with the various national security agencies has little or nothing to do with curbing U.S. military aggression.

since it appears most ardent trump supporters have been brainwashed by FOX for years, I wonder if it would be a useful indicator of things on the ground to
a) keep a note of any viewership number changes as the months roll by,
and b) to look at the astro influences for them over the next 2 years or so?

Access to the Whitehouse Switchboard has been shut down. 202-456-1414


Anyone who lives in the Washington, DC, area, please contact me at nancy@starlightnews.com
I am thinking of getting us all together to hang out a bit. I am in Maryland, near DC.

John Locke (introduced ‘property’ that fits the interests of capitalists owners)

DOB 8.29.1632 Wrington Somerset, England

Adam Smith (‘The Wealth of Nations’, eco-genocidal things – free market…..you have to create conflict to create profit)

DOB 6.16.1723 Kirkcaldy,Fife, Scotland

Zeitgeist: Moving Forward


Market Economics

continued – Market Economics


Why Are Americans So Easy to Manipulate and Control?

Shoppers, students, workers and voters are all seen the same way: as passive, conditionable objects.

Classical Operant Conditioning

If there is any testament to the plasticity of the human mind, if there is any proof of how malleable human thought is and how easily conditioned and guided people can become based on the nature of environmental stimulus and what it reinforces the world of commercial advertising is the proof.

You have to stand in awe at the level of brainwashing where these ‘programmed robots’ known as consumers wander the landscape only to walk into a store and spend say 4000 dollars on a handbag that likely cost 10 dollars to make in a sweatshop overseas, only for the brand status it supposedly represents in the culture.


White House closes public switchboard, replaced with recordings directing to post comments on line or on Facebook.


Paul Ryan’s market economy policies exist as a never-ending self -referring self-rationalizing circle of discourse where universal human need, natural resources or any form of physical life supporting efficiency is ruled out by default, and replaced by the singular notion that humans seeking advantage over each other for money alone motivated by their own narrow self-interest will magically create a sustainable, healthy balanced society.

Self-Maximizing Choice
Natal Paul Ryan


Boy they (Trump Administration) are clamping down fast.

That will only accelerate the burn rate from the rest of us “outsiders”. You press down too hard, the ship’s gonna blow.


The Trump administration is now in power, and a host of vampiric millionaires have been chosen by our small-handed sexual predator-in-chief to lead federal agencies and serve on his cabinet.

This is a development that should surprise no one aside from those who were gullible enough to believe Donald Trump’s promise to tackle corruption in Washington. Instead, he’s preparing to treat our national budget as an oligarchic feeding trough.

Unsurprisingly, these nominations are uniformly unqualified to serve in the roles they’ve been chosen for.

The America envisioned by Trump and his menagerie of incompetent dimwits is one in which the vast majority of people will suffer from the evisceration of public services on the altar of private capital.

The toll poverty takes on children’s mental health

12-Jan 16, 2017

The Monetary Market System

Growing up in poverty exposes children to greater levels of stress, which can lead to psychological problems later in life.

Project Earth

“These are the days wherein we will judge for ourselves whether the human race continues. This is the time wherein we all must choose between the road that leads to death or the road that leads to life.”


Thank you, Nancy – much food for thought over the next couple of years!

“Welcome to the Obama foundation. I’m asking you to believe. Not in my ability to make change – but in yours. President Barak Obama” Obama.org

So glad the title of President Obama can never be taken away from him!

Wow, Bob, thank you!! It certainly felt like a history changing day. The mood was so calm, so welcoming and enthusiastic. The police and marchers were like comrades.

I did not make it clear that it is the Sibly Mercury that is the most elevated planet when Sibly is placed around the March Day chart. But now I did.

Here’s a cool idea: Swing Left.

Control of the House of Representatives in 2018 will come down to a small number of House districts.

This website asks you to connect with the one closest to you and concentrate your efforts to helping get people to vote Democratic in those specific districts. I think it’s a really smart idea. https://swingleft.org

Also wanted to mention to Starlight: Toddler-In-Chief! Perfect. Love it.

The White House Switchboard is Still Working!


Hi all, I find a daily haven among your wise & wonderful commentary — thanks ever so much!! Now that we have a wee bit of hindsight, wanted to revisit the inaugural chart.

For me, the key to DT’s astounding rise has been his massive T-square with the US Sibley chart — his Sun (22 Gem 36) opposition his Moon (21 Sag 12) taking on (to his benefit) the malefic USA Mars (21 Gem 32) square USA Neptune (22 Vir 25).

OK, so now with the inaugural chart (as Nancy has so aptly described), a transiting Mars (24 Pis 21) square Saturn (23 Sag 30) semi-square Moon (9 Scor 22) sits atop the composite T-square, creating a very difficult Grand Cross. This potentially completely gums up the works, adding difficult aspects not only to the DT-USA T-Square but also to the transiting Jup (22 Lib 42) – Uran (20 Aries 46) opposition, which had added substantial support to the DT-USA T-Square. So maybe significant opposition to deflate the DT balloon, balancing out the scary stuff in that Inaugural speech?

Next, the Fixed Star Menkar (14 Taur 30) signifying ruin, disgrace, legacies ending up evil, rose very closely conjoined with the Taurus Ascendant (14 Taur 33). (See Astrology King for details, but read all the way to the end for the “update.”) And presumably Don Jr & Eric took over Trump Co on the inaugural day. Possibly some trouble ahead?

Finally, lovely Venus (17 Pis 44) tightly sextiled powerful Pluto (17 Cap 36) — maybe GIRL POWER?
This aspect takes on DT’s Uranus (17 Gem 53) square with powerful Pluto (an aspect suggesting unsurprisingly that DT will do anything to win): Venus is as tightly inconjunct DT’s Uranus as it is sweetly & securely sextile transiting Pluto. So will GIRL POWER take the stage marching on from yesterday’s triumph, eclipsing some of DT’s struts?

Who knows, just some thoughts.

Great Read/Wonderful Photos:
“Trump won’t change but marchers can change the world”

It was history making! The largest protest in the history of the United States and joined on 6 continents.

“Museums Across the World Are Collecting Women’s March Signs”


A Scene from the D.C. Women’s March


” “If you people had jobs, you wouldn’t be out here doing this mess.”

As this happened, another woman walked by and, without pausing to look at the Chevrolet Suburbanite, said:

“Bitch, it’s Saturday.”

Today was a great day. “

A wonderful, excellent read…

“Why Trump’s Inauguration is Not the Beginning of an Era?—?but the End”


I don’t know if anyone posted above, but there are follow up actions after the Women’s March.

Starlight…what a remarkable article. Thank you!

An excellent read indeed M.

I think we have to neutralize the right before Pluto to Sibly in longitude.

Pluto conjunct Pluto Feb 20, 2022

Pluto conjunct Pluto Jul 11, 2022

Pluto conjunct Pluto Dec 28, 2022

The piece shocked me:
“What Do You Do if a Red State Moves to You?” It’s long…It makes me wonder what the hell we have done wrong?
How so many people were swayed by Conservatives? How can we ever counter this? We are losing America!
(I believe the Right with all their free flowing Citizen United Money has a Brainwashing Machine working full time and Hitler himself would be in total awe of this hard core propaganda machine that is totally destroying America)

Oh Starlight, I wished I lived in DC! Great idea to get together. Anyone in N. C. want to meet up and talk about stars and news and light?

Jerry, love you babe. Keep the good stuff coming!

The White House website still have a couple of petitions up – show your taxes Mr. President and Divest.

Pardon me if someone else has already posted.

I am hoping more news related to the intel investigations comes to light as we move out of Mercury’s shadow.

Here’s hoping…


Natal Brian De Palma
Natal Sun 18 Virgo
2017 Solar Arc Sun 05SG
DOB 9.11.1940
Newark NJ

Incarnate Fixed Earth Chart, Missing Element Air (galvanizing point Ceres 19 Libra)

Ceres 19 Libra
.opposite (challenging)
Hades 18 Aries


Grand Earth Trine

Uranus 26 Taurus
Moon 23 Capricorn (noon moon)
Mercury 25 Virgo
Neptune 25 Virgo


Grand Earth Trine

Mars 14 Virgo
Pholus 15 Capricorn
Jupiter 15 Taurus
Saturn 14 Taurus

This is an astrological site! Many of us were and still are concerned about American militarism! I surely don’t profess to know what motivates your screeds: they are inappropriate on this site!

The irony–Trump withdrawing the U.S. from the TPP might actually hurt farmers–the very people who voted for him.

Ohio winners and losers in President Donald Trump’s trade actions

Mind you, I’m not for any of the free trade agreements at all. But the irony remains that the people who voted Trump believe he is looking out for them, when nothing is further from the truth.

He’s a Plutocrat. Unless there’s profit and power in it for him somehow, he wouldn’t sign off on it.

Bob, I think we will neutralize the Right, and then some.

The coming era of Pluto in Aquarius trine Uranus in Gemini (with a sextile to Neptune in Aries) during the mid to late 2020s doesn’t exactly strike me as a time in which rampant fear and ignorance (e.g. “fake news”), fascism and plutocracy reign supreme. In fact, I think it will be just the opposite–knowledge and rationalism reasserting themselves with a vengeance, along with democracy and a highly-engaged public at the grassroots/local level.

The end of Pluto’s sojourn in Capricorn will mark the end of corporate/plutocratic dominance and unyielding influence within so many aspects of our lives. The trend of money men/CEOs like Trump reigning in public office will also come to an end. I suspect a comeuppance awaits those who push to keep it going regardless, perhaps with some echoes of the previous revolutionary period the last time Pluto moved from Capricorn into Aquarius.

I certainly don’t think it is too much to demand and expect a full-on accounting and prosecution of Trump and all of his ilk. After all, they won’t have Pluto behind them after it leaves Capricorn and moves into Aquarius–We, The People, will.

Bob, I do think it will happen and it would help if the Dems could regain at least 1 of the houses in 2018. Has anyone had a chance to look at that upcoming election?

You know, back when Bush was Prez I read a lot about how the world was becoming more progressive and the many wonderful advances that were being made, very quietly, unnoticed. Almost stealthily. I had hopes and now to read it goes on, is such a welcome thought. But honestly, it’s been/is a long time coming.

Also, I thought the comparison with Schwarzenegger in this article, was especially apt. Funny/odd that he is the one now doing Celebrity Apprentice.

Excellent find!
“Why Trump’s Inauguration is Not the Beginning of an Era?—?but the End”

I’ve been thinking similar thoughts. Clinton, like the author says would have experienced Republican obstruction far worse than Obama. She would have made some little progress but without having taking down that “Far Right Wing Conspiracy” now ascendant. Furthermore, neither Clintonian neo-liberalism nor Reaganism are what we need for true progress. Both are outdated and counter-productive.

The only caveat is for the next four years only a small few of us will “be OK.” The “we will be OK” meme is something we mostly hear from the wealthy or people who will nevertheless be secure. The rest of us will be doing great just to survive. Removal of Obamacare alone will not just hurt many, but kill a goodly number off. The other things…ARRRgh!

“I think Trump ultimately is going to do America and the world a service by becoming the vehicle that will finally take down right-wing conservative politics for a generation or two. He is getting the entire Republican conservative establishment to buy into his regime. He is creating an administration that is blatantly all about rule by?—?and for?—?billionaires, sold out to the oil and carbon industries, and celebrating an out-of-control corporate capitalism. It will be a caricature of conservative policies. In short order he will completely and irrevocably alienate all the growing political constituencies of the 21st century: the Millennial Generation, people of color, educated professionals, women. He’ll eventually do the same for a significant number of more moderate Republicans. And does anyone out there really think Trump will do anything for the white working class that got him elected? Watch as repealing Obamacare blows up in his face.”

“I think the backlash will be fast and furious. And it won’t just be Trump that goes down?—?it will be large swaths of conservative Republicans who will be almost helpless to stop Trump or distance themselves from him. They will pay the price for creating the conditions that created him. I think the next 4 to 8 years are going to see a serious sea change in politics?—?to the left, not the right. The analogy is closer to what happened to the conservative Republicans coming out of the 1930s?—?they were out of power for the next 50 years.”

“A Hillary Clinton win would not have brought about that kind of political transformation. She would have ground out some progress through trench warfare and built somewhat on Obama’s legacy— but the Republicans would have locked her down worse than they did with Obama. Hillary would not have been able to finally bring down the conservative movement and its archaic ideology.”

His chart has very dangerous aspects/ The crazy ???? will come home to roost!

Fantastic post Nancy. Thank you for you ever sane viewpoint


Your post prompted me to read up on Kennedy’s anguish with the CIA.

Thank you.

‘As for me, total silence we do not discuss it at all. We both know if we do talk about it it would sever our relationship. I’m totally at a loss at her support for Trump because she doesn’t really stand for anything he does. Unfortunately, she watches FOX new 24/7’

Omg sounds exactly like my mother, and how I feel. Very sad

That caveat, Eliseo, is large and looming and one has to recognize that until he’s gone and things are put right it has the potential to be a dark night. But we don’t have to take it sitting down, we can fight back. That’s part of the change coming. It won’t be a minute too soon before he’s actually gone…..

Trump Declares His Inauguration ‘National Day of Patriotic Devotion’ in Proclamation Littered with Religious Buzzwords


Bob posted – “It was history making! The largest protest in the history of the United States and joined on 6 continents”.

Ironically Trump seems to be building bridges and tearing down walls. Such a good feeling to know the whole world is watching and with us! I hope we will do the same for our global neighbors and have their backs too. Antagonists can be galvanizing.

I am much more concerned that, like Georgie Bush, Trump will be the lightening rod front man for the real criminals. We’ve been witnessing over the last two decades particularly, the slow takeover of our government by the multinational corporate elite. A thousand cuts have led us to this moment. They have now come out from behind the curtain in full view, treating our government like a corporate takeover, gutting it and stripping it of its assets to divide among themselves. If there has been any question about this, it will become crystal clear to all. And when Saturn passes into Capricorn next year, things are gonna get really really serious. No more fooling around…..

I hope groups will spend this year organizing and planning for this eventuality.

My pleasure. You are very welcome.
Although he took public responsibility, JFK felt betrayed by the CIA regarding the Bay of Pigs fiasco. He believed he had been misled, lied to, etc.

My feeling is the R’s will probably do DJT in through political process and/or blackmail. At some point, he might resign due to “health problems” or some other seemingly plausible motivation. The R’s will likely behave like mafia but probably this time with more finesse than what obtained in 1963.

I hope social media won’t just focus on the easy target as they did with G. Bush, but concentrate on those who are really in power. I think once Trump has put the key people in positions of power he become expendable to them. And i think it would be a big mistake to assign a political party to this group. Perhaps there are disagreements between the true power brokers and they will have their battles, but political parties are to keep people under the illusion there is significant choice, and I think representative government has been over for quite some time.

This dark night into which we now venture will be lit by the fires of our convictions and actions!

Perhaps the most pregnant and prescient sign carried at the marches on the 21st was this one:


We are now all radicalized and motivated like we would never have been had HRC taken the oath on the 20th. Are we riding Pluto’s tail?

Ironic and darkly hilarious:

The red “make America Great Again” caps were made in China, Vietnam and Bangladesh.

Those who wore them were shocked when they looked at the labels and frankly embarrassed.


U.S. blocks health insurer Aetna’s $34 billion Humana acquisition.


Repost about the 2018 midterms.

“The 2018 United States elections will mostly be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. These midterm elections will take place during the term of President Donald Trump, a Republican who won the 2016 presidential election. All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested. 38 state and territorial governorships and numerous other state and local elections will also be contested.”



The Democratic party will have to take about 22 seats in 2018 to gain majority control of the House and about 6 seats in the Senate (right now it does not look like any of the 8 Senate seats up for election held by Republicans would be in danger as 7 are in deeply Red states and the other is in a moderately Red state – Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah.


I see difficulty for Ryan but I do not think strong enough to get him out of office but perhaps he will lose control of the House (Dem majority).

Trump Iraq oil comment raises eyebrows

I do enjoy how haphazardly (or perhaps on purpose?) Trump blurts out ‘hidden truths’. Of COURSE we went into Iraq and the Middle East for oil. The powers that be are scolding him, calling that “pillaging” …something we’d neeeeever do….. yeah right. That’s exactly what we do.

How (and why) Trump’s first formal policy action actually happened.



When a Study Cast Doubt on a Heart Pill, the Drug Company Turned to Tom Price

After hearing from a company whose CEO was a campaign contributor, a congressional aide to Donald Trump’s HHS nominee repeatedly pushed a federal health agency to remove a critical drug study from its website.

We are back!! Sorry about the confusion of the past two days. I have been on constantly with tech support. They finally fixed it. Welcome back!

Whew, I was getting worried that we had been taken down by the Government or something for not liking Donald Trump lol

Thank you Nancy. Whew glad we are back.

Diana I am with you. Trump is so vicious and has shutdown or censored much that disagrees with him. Now they are going to investigate voting fraud b/c he has to be right. I agree with him. I think fraud got him elected.

Trump’s threat to Chicago to bring in Feds;

Since when has he taken such an interest in Chicago?

This is once again nothing more than a spiteful, vicious retaliation toward a Blue City – home of two of his arch-enemies – Obama and Hillary – and a city where his campaigning did not at all go well.

A madman and lunatic.

Rachel from last night, first section, is a must watch!!


Because I referred to Trump administration as the euthanasia administration ( a thread or two back) I’m going to guess that the most likely SCOTUS appointment will go to Neil Gorsuch whose first published book was The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia, was published by Princeton University Press in July 2006.

Natal Ixion 00 Scorpio
Natal Admetos 01 Taurus

2006 Solar Arc Ixion @09 SG (fixed star Antares 09SG, aggression)

2017 Solar Arc Ixion 20SG (cnj Trump’s Natal Moon)


Glad you’re back! This site is my tonic for Trump treachery.

“Donald Trump Intentionally Lies to Us! He has no Mandate. The fact has so unhinged Trump that he is Shaming himself and his Office by promulgating obvious lies.”


continued, Neil Gorsuch

Ixion – Admetos narrates Gorsuch’s natal horoscope

Ixion (how you treat/regard others)

2006 SA Ixion 09SG (with aggressive euthanasia)

“TODAY’S EASY ACTION: if you want to support Senator Warren’s request to audit President Trump’s finances for conflicts of interest, the Government Accountability Office says that the most effective way to be sure your support counts is to email two administrators, Katherine Siggerud and Timothy Minnelli — and a third email address through which they’re tracking people who are urging support for the audit.
you can send ONE email addressed to:
siggerudk@gao.gov, minnellit@gao.gov, congrel@gao.gov
Subject line: Re: Audit for President Trump’s financial concerns
Dear Ms. Siggerud and Mr. Minnelli,
I’m writing in support of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s request for an audit of President Trump’s finances, to prohibit conflicts of interest that would prevent him from carrying out the responsibilities of the office without corrupt influence.”


Without evidence, Trump tells lawmakers 3 million to 5 million illegal ballots cost him the popular vote

This is Trump’s brainwashing the public against offensive that his administration is ‘ illegitimate’ if or whenever a real investigation is conducted into Trump et al collusion with Russia to influence/fix the election

A sigh of relief that the site is back up. Not being able to access it confirmed how valuable this blog is to me.

Thank you Starlight.

This one’s for you Will……….

A British Reporter’s Epic Rant About Trump’s Bizarre Inauguration



Local Apparent Time

Thank you Nancy

I come here several times a day. Don’t post for personal reasons. Love the all the thoughts and information. So thank you Nancy and all the contributers.

Thanks for your dedicated, tireless work Nancy. It is very much appreciated.

To Alex – January 25th, 2017
at 10:07 am

I think that Trump’s illegal vote comments is a set-up to increase voter ID’s control.

Yes Charles I agree, I also think he is diverting attention away from investigating his ties to Russia, I really do , this is what he is a master at, diverting attention

I saw somewhere him referred to as Twitler, I find it perfect, since he tweets all the time, acts like Hitler and definitely is a twit

Having a far-right SC justice elected by 51 votes in the Senate makes me extremely sad, angry, and fearful, and hope there is a way out of that. Comey is staying – why not? He helped Trump. And the Republicans will say nothing about the outrageous Trump lies, especially about an issue like voter fraud, as it helps them stay in power.

By the way, I’m going through my books to try to thin them out and have an almost band new copy of “Investing by the Stars,” by Henry Weingarten, 1996. If someone would like it, email me through Nancy and I’ll mail it to you.


that too

Dems: Trump voter fraud ‘fantasy’ a distraction from Russian help

The Hill-18 minutes ago

… no massive voter fraud took place during the election and claimed the … Russia’s attack on our elections and his team’s potential collusion …

Trump’s Own Lawyers Insisted There Was No Fraud In The 2016 Election

“All available evidence suggests that the 2016 general election was not tainted by fraud or mistake,” Trump’s lawyers wrote in a filing last month.


Angellight, I think you Easy Actions are a great idea. Bitching doesn’t accomplish anything but actions can.

Some of the Senators you suggested we call had full mail boxes or blocked calls but leaving a message were I could made me feel better.

Thanks for your suggestions.



dont like him but he has been right about trump


After Trump issues science gag orders, government scientists begin going rogue, plan march on D.C.

By Jen Hayden
Wednesday Jan 25, 2017 · 7:36 AM PST

Sent to employees of the Environmental Protection Agency:

No press releases will be going out to external audiences.

No social media will be going out.

A Digital Strategist will be coming on board to oversee social media.

Existing, individually controlled, social media accounts may become more centrally controlled.

No blog messages.

No new content can be placed on any website. Only do clean up where essential.

I agree, Charles. It is definitely a set-up. Trump has already established that he is a bizarre/negative attention-getter so people expect him to lie, and say and do outrageous, baseless things, but he is making deals with the Conservatives behind the scenes, carrying out their illegal agenda in return for their support.

Trump hangs Photo of inauguration crowd in the press hall. Photo has date of Jan. 21 (#WomensMarch), not #Inauguration date.


Bailey, welcome. Easy Actions came from a friends suggestions on my FB page and I should have referenced it.

Karin Wright, thank you.

Thanks so much, Starlight, for getting your site back up. Yours is one of the best, bar none! I too check in several times a day.

So glad the site is up and running and functioning properly!

RE: your 9:17 AM posting…
I too was concerned that maybe, possibly Voldemort’s minions had shut down the site or were in process of doing so. I wouldn’t put it past these malignant incubi.

But it is probably too soon. They need to consolidate their control before they could attempt that kind of suppression…and frankly, with today’s communication technology and the consequent developed infrastructure we have, internet, etc. I don’t think it is possible in any absolute sense.

But eventually I’m sure His Grand Malignancy and company will attempt it. But it will likely backfire. Even his supporters will probably rebel.

How shall we refer to our new autocrat in charge?

His Most High Grandiose Narcissistic Malignancy

Our Chief Fabulous Fabulist


Nancy, THANKS! You truly are the hostess with the mostess!

Jerry that comedy routine was priceless! Thanks for the laugh – at this point we really need all the laughs where we can get them!

Eliseo, Dictator Donald or Tyrant Trump?


Liar In Chief.

Ur worst nightmare.

We are going to have a Long, Hot Summer.


“The Washington Post on Monday reported that Donald Trump was “resentful,” “furious” and “demoralized” about the media’s portrayal of his inauguration, …”.

Astrology of trump’s sad weekend.

Precessed natal Sun 83°23′.

Opposition is 263°23′.

Transit Saturn at noon each day.

263°00′ Fri Jan 20 – Lies taking oath

263°08′ Sat Jan 21 – Crushed by Women’s March’s

263°15′ Sun Jan 22 – No favorable coverage from any of the Sunday political TV programs, alternative facts

263°21′ Mon Jan 23 – Planting of own cheering section to events revealed, indicates fear of unpopularity

263°26′ Tues Jan 24 Hangs false picture

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

I will not be celebrating this birthday.

Too distracted by the news. Clicked Submit instead of paste.

Mary Tyler Moore

To add to the growing list Eliseo started for more appropriate titles for “him,” I’d like to suggest President Pinocchio!

On a much happier note, I couldn’t be more delighted that Caroline Kennedy has decided to run for the Senate in 2018! Let’s see who else we can manifest that can inspire the America people!

Kiwi, the link you just posted right above from Hare in the Moon astrology is so interesting!


I have one, Jane Fonda Coined it

On Bill Maher’s. “Predator in Chief”

A Scottish newspaper lists TV coverage of Trump inauguration with a twist – readers around the world are in stitches over the sci-fi listing which describes the show similar to an alternate reality disaster film.
“After a long absence, the Twilight Zone returns with one of the most ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history …..”

Scientist planning their own march in Washington help spread the news https://t.co/77tZxXS93c

I think theres a website too

FB Poster Lydia Jerry Winsemius

“I don’t know who wrote this but they are right on!
To those who are confused or surprised about why millions of people showed up to protest Saturday. . .
“Women are marching because our children deserve a secretary of education that cares about education.
“Women are marching because our family and friends deserve healthcare. Did you know that before the ACA, newborns in the NICU would hit their lifetime caps on health insurance coverage. That’s right, Babies who had never felt the sun on their skin could no longer get health insurance.
“Women are marching because domestic violence crisis centers and after school programs deserve funding.
“Women are marching because we deserve clean air, clean water, and national parks.
“Women are marching because we believe the children protected by the DREAM act deserve to be here and they deserve to live with their parents, not in orphanages and foster homes.
“And most of all, women are marching because we have the right to. The right to protest and speak out against our government is the first amendment. That’s right, #1! It is one of our most fundamental American rights.
“Saying that we’re whining, throwing temper tantrums, or that we’re immature, or that we need to get over it will not stop us. It will not stop us from fighting for you. And we are fighting for you because you deserve these rights too.
“We’re not marching because Trump won.
“We’re marching because he wants to take all of the things that we hold dear away. All of the things that we’ve been fighting for for generations.
“And we’re not giving up easily.
“Anyone who thinks we’re marching because we lost just simply isn’t listening. We’re fighting because we refuse to lose more.”

Dear Nancy, we are so fortunate to have your blog back. As the saying goes: “You don’t know what you’ve got till it gone” We love this wonderful respite from the cold and difficult world out there.
So Thank you for the kindness of this wonderful place.
FINALLY, Trump comes out with something valuable for average American People:

not sure if anyone posted this from Anne Ortelee

So glad you were able to get back up and running! clearly I am not the only one that visits here several times a day! I don’t post often, but I so appreciate your blog all the contributors.

New Yorker – Survival of the Richest: Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich


Some of the wealthiest people in America—in Silicon Valley, New York, and beyond—are getting ready for the crackup of civilization.


Interview with author on Fresh Air Radio


He has some assination indicators in his chart! But, it could just amount to impeachment. The entire republican oarty is crazier than a group of outhouse rats

“DRAINING THE SWAMP” was a code word for ridding the body politic of liberal influences! It had no relation to the absloute corruption if the Plutocrats. We were the swamp Trump allude to constantly.

“crazier than a group of outhouse rats”

Ooooo! I like that phrase.

Karl Rove’s Prophecy

[We’re very pleased to run this provocative new piece by Karel van Wolferen, who has spent decades as one of Holland’s most distinguished international journalists.]

In a famous exchange between a high official at the court of George W. Bush and journalist Ron Suskind, the official – later acknowledged to have been Karl Rove – takes the journalist to task for working in “the reality-based community.” He defined that as believing “that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.” Rove then asserted that this was no longer the way in which the world worked:

“We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality – judiciously, as you will – we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.” (Ron Suskind, NYTimes Magazine, Oct. 17, 2004).

This declaration became popular as an illustration of the hubris of the Bush-Cheney government. But we could also see it as fulfilled prophecy. Fulfilled in a manner that no journalist at that time would have deemed possible. Yes, the neoconservatives brought disrepute upon themselves because of the disaster in Iraq. Sure, opposition to the reality Rove had helped create in that devastated country became a first rung on the ladder that could lead to the presidency, as it did for Barack Obama. But the neocons stayed put in the State Department and other positions closely linked to the Obama White House, where they became allies with the liberal hawks in continuing ‘spreading democracy’ by overthrowing regimes. America’s mainstream news and opinion purveyors, without demurring, accommodated the architects of reality production overseen by Dick Cheney.

This did not end when Obama became president, but in fact with seemingly ever greater eagerness they gradually made the CIA/neocon-neoliberal created reality appear unshakably substantial in the minds of most newspaper readers and among TV audiences in the Atlantic basin. This was most obvious when attention moved to an imagined existential threat posed by Russia supposedly aimed at the political and ‘Enlightenment’ achievements of the West. Neoconservatives and liberal hawks bent America’s foreign-policy entirely to their ultimate purpose of eliminating a Vladimir Putin who had decided not to dance to Washington’s tune so that he might save the Russian state, which had been disintegrating under his predecessor and Wall Street’s robber barons.


Hi Nancy,

I would like to make a contribution to you in appreciation for this site.

Thank you,



I second Ja. The site being down showed us how valuable it is to us. Please tell us how to contribute to keep this site humming. We need this site strong for the next 4 years.

How To Save The World – A Criminal Investigation (non-dualism)


The Interregnum in England was the period in which the Puritans ran the government. They imposed radical austerity and outlawed Christmas and Easter. It began with the execution of Charles I on 30 January 1649 and ended with the arrival of his son Charles II in London on 29 May 1660, i.e. the beginning of the Restoration.

I’m thinking we are now into our own
“American Interregnum.”
The English parliament of that period was full of screwballs, very much like our present day Congress.

But some things are reversed. We are a republic, now with a “leader” who acts very much like an absolute monarch. Our glorious leader is busy now suppressing science and issuing some pretty scurrilous executive orders, some of which are anti-environmental and all of which are anti-First Amendment.

The Interregnum lasted 11 years. I’m hoping our “Restoration” comes much sooner than that. But I note we get our next Uranus return 11 years from now.

THE DYSTOPIANS – Bad times are boom times for some.


Chelsea Manning wrote this for the Guardian:


Ja and Janet, Earlier I was thinking the very same thing too. Thanks for putting thoughts to keyboard!

This was forwarded to me by an activist friend. Heard there is going to be a Resistance March on April 15th to demand Trump’s Tax Statement. We’ll see. Here is what my friend sent me;

12:06am Jan 23
Warren Buffett is asking everyone to forward this email to a minimum of 20 people, and to ask each of those to do likewise.
In three days, most people in the United States will have the message. This is an idea that should be passed around.


Let’s see if these idiots understand what people pressure is all about.

Salary of retired US Presidents .. . . . .. . . . . .. . $180,000 FOR LIFE.

Salary of House/Senate members .. . . . .. . . . $174,000 FOR LIFE. This is stupid

Salary of Speaker of the House .. . . . .. . . . . $223,500 FOR LIFE. This is really stupid

Salary of Majority / Minority Leaders . . .. . . . . $193,400 FOR LIFE. Stupid

Average Salary of a teacher . . .. . . . .. . . . . .. .$40,065

Average Salary of a deployed Soldier . . .. . . .. $38,000

Here’s where the cuts should be made!

Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:

“I could end the deficit in five minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election”.

The 26th Amendment ( granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds ) took only three months and eight days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 – before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc.

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year or less to become the law of the land – all because of public pressure.

Warren Buffett is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.

Congressional Reform Act of 2017

1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman / woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they’re out of office.

2. Congress (past, present, & future) participates in Social Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 3/1/17. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women.

Congress made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and go back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people, then it will only take three days for most people in the U.S. to receive the message. It’s time!


If you agree, pass it on.
View Conversation on Facebook

Further, gagging gov’t officials from talking to anybody, setting up Voice of America as a Trump fake news site, etc. We’re back to Orwell’s world of horror. Didn’t believe it could happen. It’s HAPPENING. I am afraid. I am very afraid!

Amen Sista !

We’re waking up, and there’s no stopping us now.

Who sang that song?

This might jog your memory.

Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves


Hold the Mansplaining: The Resistance Is Being Led by Women


Orwell, Hitler and Trump!

“Hitler was the first to describe the technique of telling a lie so often that people believed it. He called it the “Big Lie.”

President George W. Bush sponsored a tax-subsidized drug insurance program run by private insurance companies, he made sure to brand it “Medicare Part D,” since Medicare was a broadly supported public program?even though his drug program was a pure windfall to the drug industry and had nothing whatever to do with Medicare.


I have not forgotten something I read in 1999/2000 (was credibly sourced repeated and distributed in the press) George W. Bush as a child put cherry bombs into frogs to watch them explode…. his natal Mars is 09 Virgo


Dick Cheney’s Natal Mars 17 Sagittarius

Hunting animals is just like golf, says Donald Trump as his sons pose with safari trophy kills


Donald Trump Natal Mars 26 Leo


Apr 27, 2011 – Paul Ryan Compares Latinos To Animals,

Paul Ryan Said Free Lunches Give Children ‘Empty Souls’


Paul Ryan Natal Mars 03 Aries
Dec 9, 2016

“Women have this thing, fellas. Women, especially women of color, have been organizing successful protest movements for centuries. (Anybody remember Rosa Parks?”
Exactly Angellight, Men have held us women back for so long!
Just watch Alicia Keys working it, maybe we need A Black Woman Leader!

If a woman Trump knew was pregnant and learned she had a virus that could cause terrible brain damage to the fetus, his immediate reaction would not be barring everybody from mentioning the word abortion.

The only politician who would behave like that would be someone who had spent his entire career trying to impose his deeply held conservative religious values on people who had different beliefs.

That would be Mike Pence. This is the guy who, as a member of Congress, co-sponsored a bill that would allow hospitals to deny abortions to pregnant women who would die without the procedure. Whose war against Planned Parenthood when he was governor of Indiana led to the closing of five clinics. (None of them did abortions. They did, however, provide testing for sexually transmitted diseases, and one of the counties where a clinic was closed suffered a big H.I.V. outbreak.)

Pence, by the way, also voted against the Lilly Ledbetter act for equal pay for women. He once argued that having two working parents would lead to “stunted emotional growth” in children. In 2006, he said same-sex couples were a sign of “societal collapse.”


Mike Pence Natal Mars 03 Leo



Just spoke with President Obama – he has banned you from ever coming back to the United States.

You need to battle the fascism that looms right under your chemtrails – Marie Le Pen – a force and threat truly worthy of your fears and paranoia.

She knows where you live!

Dear Friends,

If you want to make a contribution, I would be very grateful. You can contact me at nancy@starlightnews.com and I will give you an address to mail a check. But please know that it is completely unnecessary for your continued activity here, and that it would have made no difference in our recent “outage”. That was a weird (?hacked?) glitch somewhere that took a day or more for the techs to figure out. I am just really tahnkful it has been resolved!!

xxoo Nancy

Paris – Thank you for posting the Rove quote. I didn’t remember who had said it, but I have long seen it as the beginning of the creation of alternative facts to fit an agenda rather than the other way around. Creepy Republican Orwellian-Speak.

Scientists March on Washington – info


And a note from an EPA Staffer

“”From an EPA staffer:
“So I work at the EPA and yeah it’s as bad as you are hearing:
The entire agency is under lockdown, the website, facebook, twitter, you name it is static and can’t be updated. All reports, findings, permits and studies are frozen and not to be released. No presentations or meetings with outside groups are to be scheduled.
Any Press contacting us are to be directed to the Press Office which is also silenced and will give no response.
All grants and contracts are frozen from the contractors working on Superfund sites to grad school students working on their thesis.
We are still doing our work, writing reports, doing cancer modeling for pesticides hoping that this is temporary and we will be able to serve the public soon. But many of us are worried about an ideologically-fueled purging and if you use any federal data I advise you gather what you can now.
We have been told the website is being reworked to reflect the new administration’s policy.
Feel free to copy and paste, you all pay for the government and you should know what’s going on. I am posting this as a fellow citizen and not in any sort of official capacity.”
If you share, please do so with copy and paste.”

Felony Charges for Journalists Arrested at Inauguration Protests Raise Fears for Press Freedom

“At least six journalists were charged with felony rioting after they were arrested while covering the violent protests that took place just blocks from President Trump’s inauguration parade in Washington on Friday, according to police reports and court documents. The journalists were among 230 people detained in the anti-Trump demonstrations, during which protesters smashed the glass of commercial buildings and lit a limousine on fire.

The charges against the journalists — Evan Engel, Alexander Rubinstein, Jack Keller, Matthew Hopard, Shay Horse and Aaron Cantu — have been denounced by organizations dedicated to press freedom. All of those arrested have denied participating in the violence. “These felony charges are bizarre and essentially unheard of when it comes to journalists here in America who were simply doing their job,” said Suzanne Nossel, the executive director of Pen America. “They weren’t even in the wrong place at the wrong time. They were in the right place.”


The ‘entire senior level’ of State Department management just resigned to avoid working for Trump: report


Angellight an patty,

As a man who has had 3 women come back into my life to thank me for being a beacon for them in a high crime rate section of the city where I live, a person who was the strongest influence in their decision to change their lives from prostitution and addiction and a person who has paid for health procedures and other bills for women I found were floundering in poverty, I resent your posts about men in general.

Just sayin’.

I am quoted in an article in Le Monde by a jounalist in my French conversation group:

« Terrifiée » par ce qu’elle voit des premiers pas du président élu, Nancy Lubar Sommers, psychothérapeute dans le Maryland, assure de son côté « ne parler que de ça » avec ses patients. De ce Black Tuesday qui a vu la victoire de Donald Trump. « On sent une angoisse chez beaucoup », insiste cette femme aux airs post-baba cool. « Trump agit sur certains psychismes comme un mari violent : il est imprévisible, on ne sait jamais d’où viendra le prochain coup. On a à peine le temps de réagir à un choc (les nominations, les mensonges, les propos sur la Chine, sur le climat, les attaques sur Twitter…) que le suivant arrive. C’est anxiogène », analyse encore l’intellectuelle, volubile et engagée.


The article is about how the liberal intelligentsia is dealing with the Trump win.

Paris. That article on
Non duality was awesome. I really enjoyed it having been interested in non duality for many years. However at the same time I felt hopeless. It’s almost impossible to wake up from the dream it seems …..

Isn’t it amazing that as much as the power of women is what we need that there are so many dark scary ones like in France and England with their leaders or potential leaders and here Betty du vos and all these trump surrogates? Disappointing !!

Video of Vice President Pence not Shaking President Obama’s Hand at the Inauguration! Ugly & Disrespectful


Bob: Sorry you were offended, but I do not know what you are talking about.

“The nations are not bodies politic alone, but also souls-politic; and woe to that people which, seeking the material only, forgets that it has a soul. Then we have a race, petrified in dogma, which presupposes the absence of a soul and the presence only of memory and instinct, or demoralized by lucre. Such a nature can never lead civilization.”

Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma


Machiavelli Natal Horoscope

Your post using the term ‘Mansplaining’ brought forth this response from patty – “Exactly Angellight, Men have held us women back for so long!”

The combination paints men with a broad brush. That is no more valid than members of a race, nationality, or religion being described based on the actions of a few.

This from Marjorie Orr–Times are not smooth ahead for the Trump Administration.


“LISTEN UP!!! (From a FB Poster)
Remember this date November 6, 2018. That’s the date on which 33 senate seats, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, and 14 governorship’s will be up for re-election. Put it on your calendar now and be prepared to be an informed voter. If you are worried, concerned, angry, disappointed about the direction the government is going this is the most effective way to make a change, stop complaining and start planning. Remember the president is only one cog in the government machine, and you can make effective change through voting for your local and state representatives, this is the check that can balance this situation. Pass it on…. I was told to pass this on so this people is very important. Be prepared.share this as a start to all your comments.”

Bob: The article is not my words but it does have some pertinent information to pass on.

Macchiavelli DOB 5.2.1469 (11:07AM LMT) Florence Italy

Cardinal Earth Horoscope Singleton Element Fire * Venus 11 Aries

Cardinal Grand Cross

Zero Aries Point
Orcus 01 Cancer
Vulkanus 01 Libra
DK Lilith 00 Capricorn
Vertex 00 Capricorn

Cardinal Grand Cross

Jupiter 26 Cancer (Zeus 26CA, Vesta 27CA)
IC 29 Libra
Chiron 27 Capricorn
Midheaven 29 Aries

Semi-Sextile Kite

Sun 11 Taurus
Pallas 11 Gemini
Venus 11 Aries (galvanizing pt)
Neptune 07 Scorpio


Apollon 19 Scorpio
Ceres 17 Taurus


Fixed Grand Cross

South Node 08 Leo
Neptune 07 Scorpio
North Node 08 Aquarius
Nessus 10 Taurus (Sun 11 TA)


Hades 21 Sagittarius (Macchiavelli)
Moon 21 Sagittarius – Donald Trump


US Sibley Mars 21 Gemini

Tribly, that succinct Marjorie Orr analysis of Trump’s relationship to the U.S. chart and Bannon’s upcoming clash with Trump and the whole team thrilled me! Love it! (It also reminded me of Nancy’s very incisive and impacting writing.

Some other good little tidbits:
– Al Gore just bailed out a CDC Climate Conference that will go on without the government;
– The petition to the WH to see Trump’s tax returns had the most signatures in WH petition history (300,000+)
– I’m excited about the FB wall and profile photos I just put up. The wall photo is the bright yellow & orange (with black letters) “Resist” banner hovering over the White House on a tall crane, and my profile pic is now the bright blue, yellow & organge drawing of the WW II woman with her fist up, declaring “We Can Do It.” It makes for a great graphic.

I should mention that, in regard to alternate ways to refer to “him,” Alan Rosenberg, who is the character actor I grew up that who some of you are familiar with, started referring to him in an original way after he was elected – are you ready? Will will really like this ……….SCROTUS! It is really funny to read his comments about SCROTUS each time he posts.

Sharon K – I like that, it’s too funny! I’ll have to look for Alan Rosenberg’s comments. The name for Trump that keeps rattling around in my head is “Dollar Don” – it’s cheesy, not presidential, and he doesn’t like to be called Don.

How different from the trump administration’s approach.

JFK Secret Societies Speech (full version) – 00:19:43


He gets to it at about 5:25 in.

Think of how some of this might compare with or apply to the trump administration.

President John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961

We observe today not a victory of party but a celebration of freedom– symbolizing an end as well as a beginning–signifying renewal as well as change. For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly a century and three quarters ago.

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe–the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.

We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans–born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage–and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty. This much we pledge–and more.

To those old allies whose cultural and spiritual origins we share, we pledge the loyalty of faithful friends. United, there is little we cannot do in a host of cooperative ventures. Divided, there is little we can do–for we dare not meet a powerful challenge at odds and split asunder.

To those new states whom we welcome to the ranks of the free, we pledge our word that one form of colonial control shall not have passed away merely to be replaced by a far more iron tyranny. We shall not always expect to find them supporting our view. But we shall always hope to find them strongly supporting their own freedom–and to remember that in the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.

To those peoples in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required–not because the Communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

To our sister republics south of our border, we offer a special pledge –to convert our good words into good deeds–in a new alliance for progress–to assist free men and free governments in casting off the chains of poverty. But this peaceful revolution of hope cannot become the prey of hostile powers. Let all our neighbors know that we shall join with them to oppose aggression or subversion anywhere in the Americas. And let every other power know that this hemisphere intends to remain the master of its own house.

To that world assembly of sovereign states, the United Nations, our last best hope in an age where the instruments of war have far outpaced the instruments of peace, we renew our pledge of support–to prevent it from becoming merely a forum for invective–to strengthen its shield of the new and the weak–and to enlarge the area in which its writ may run.

Finally, to those nations who would make themselves our adversary, we offer not a pledge but a request: that both sides begin anew the quest for peace, before the dark powers of destruction unleashed by science engulf all humanity in planned or accidental self-destruction.

We dare not tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed.

But neither can two great and powerful groups of nations take comfort from our present course–both sides overburdened by the cost of modern weapons, both rightly alarmed by the steady spread of the deadly atom, yet both racing to alter that uncertain balance of terror that stays the hand of mankind’s final war.

So let us begin anew–remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.

Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring these problems which divide us.

Let both sides, for the first time, formulate serious and precise proposals for the inspection and control of arms–and bring the absolute power to destroy other nations under the absolute control of all nations.

Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce.

Let both sides unite to heed in all corners of the earth the command of Isaiah–to “undo the heavy burdens [and] let the oppressed go free.”

And if a beachhead of cooperation may push back the jungle of suspicion, let both sides join in creating a new endeavor, not a new balance of power, but a new world of law, where the strong are just and the weak secure and the peace preserved. All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.

In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course. Since this country was founded, each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty. The graves of young Americans who answered the call to service surround the globe.

Now the trumpet summons us again–not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need–not as a call to battle, though embattled we are –but as a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in year out, “rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation”–a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself.

Can we forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance, North and South, East and West, that can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind? Will you join in that historic effort?

In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility–I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people of any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it–and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country.

My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but together what we can do for the freedom of man.

Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own.

President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address – 00:15:36


Pres. Trump’s “America First” policy and Mexico

This could mark the beginning of an international trade war (see article below). We could be seeing this play out with China and other countries with similar outstanding disputes in a very brief amount of time. I suspect the Feb 6th Jupiter retrograde station (23 Libra) square the US Federal Reserve natal Jupiter (23 Capr.) could see the unraveling of trade agreements all around the world.

From Tweet to Trade War, Trump Shreds US-Mexico Relations in 24 Hours

Common Dreams
Jan 27, 2017

President Donald Trump has bragged throughout his career that he makes “great deals—the best deals,” but it took him less than a week to create a major international rift with one of the nation’s neighbors and chief trading partners.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer indicated that Trump plans to pay for the border wall by imposing a 20 percent tariff on all imported goods, provoking fears of a trade war



Sign this petition:


The majority vote loser, also stopped talking about voter fraud when his daughter and some one else in his family were registered to vote in 2 states. Double Standard much?

Oh woe is us……….the clown show continues.

When I first came here I discovered a true gem in Nancy.

Smart, articulate and spot on her commentary. We are blessed to have her, BarbK, Bob, Jerry,andTodd when he graces us with his presence. I miss some of the other commenters who are gone, but hope they return. Thanks again Nancy. I would like to get together for activism and hope to connect with your fans out here in Calif. bay area.

the JFK post could have been a paragraph or two with a url link…

moon conjunct pluto (drama)

2017 connections


Feb 11 Lunar Eclipse at 22º Leo on Putin’s MC/Pluto


2016 Collusion with Trump et al

2016 Solar Arc Sun 17 Sagittarius
Natal Ceres 17 Gemini

Although I didn’t really go along with the article as a whole, I was struck by the funny & peculiar metaphors.

a quote from The Independent:

“And so Theresa May stands, Aardvark-like, at the front of the queue, ready to take a deep breath and plunge her snout in to the towering termite mound of Trump’s America.”

scathing poem about trump wins nz competition

This is scary. Jennifer Rubin is a Conservative columnist for the WA Post. If a sharp Conservative intellectual sees this probability, how long before Republicans invoke Section 4 of the 25th Amendment? I suspect her observation is correct.

Maybe Trump isn’t ‘lying’
By Jennifer Rubin

January 25 at 11:30 AM
CNN’s Jake Tapper provided the best evisceration of President Trump’s claim that massive voter fraud, namely millions of illegal immigrants casting votes, threw the popular vote to Hillary Clinton:


The media, understandably, try to understand why Trump would tell such an easily debunked falsehood. Why lie when he is president anyway, by virtue of the electoral college? Why get this badly off track?

Other Republicans are not going down his road to oblivion, despite years of beating the bushes looking for fraud as the basis for passing voter ID laws. “I’ve seen no evidence to that effect,” House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.) told the press on Tuesday. “I’ve made that very, very clear.” When Trump reiterated his claim in a closed-door meeting with congressional leaders, Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) objected, as Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) related to the media.

The supposition among pundits, elected officials and political insiders is that Trump, like his argument over the inaugural crowd size, “lies” to make himself feel better. His staff salutes, repeats his lies and then gets bashed. What if, however, he thoroughly, “honestly” believes his crazy, unsubstantiated claims? When he denies saying something, what if he honestly does not, cannot recall statements that now come back to haunt him?

He seemed awfully sincere about his reprehensible birther conspiracy theories until it became inconvenient to say so. Before reverting to sycophantic form after his primary defeat, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), incensed about Trump’s assertion that Cruz’s father participated in the JFK assassination, called Trump a “pathological liar.” He said, “He doesn’t know the difference between truth and lies. He lies practically every word that comes out of his mouth. And he had a pattern that I think is straight out of a psychology textbook. His response is to accuse everybody else of lying.”

Putting aside the psychiatric lingo, Cruz’s essential point — Trump cannot tell what is real and what is not — surely looks right on point less than a week into the presidency. In the campaign, he became convinced, for example, that Arab Americans in New Jersey celebrated after 9/11. Now he becomes convinced of other, equally ludicrous assertions. Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer and others know what he is saying is nonsense (“Alternative facts“? Puh-leez.) They do not have the nerve to tell him that what he believes cannot be true. and therefore cannot be uttered by the president of the United States without raising questions about his mental/emotional stability. They are lying if they repeat his claim, but maybe he is sincere.

Schumer calls that a political problem. He gently offered, “In general you cannot run a country unless you know the facts. If you’re going to believe your own facts, whether it’s about what Putin is doing in the world or what jobs or companies are doing here, you aren’t going to be able to govern, so I worry about it.” The shorter version: If he cannot accept reality, he is not fit to carry out the duties of the president.

We are not calling — yet — for invocation of Section 4 of the 25th Amendment. (“Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.”)

We are calling for someone, perhaps his children, to see if they can prevail upon him to stop behaving in this way, for if not, legitimate worries will mount about whether he is able to carry out his duties. We also are saying that Republicans need to be pressed to state their view: Is he lying or is he unable to separate what he wants to believe and what exists, literally, in front of his eyes? The first makes him morally unfit, and was the basis upon which many #NeverTrumpers refused to vote for him. If the latter, they — and we all — have a constitutional crisis the likes of which we have never seen. With Trump, however, we have learned the past provides no guarantees.

Prophet of Doom

Excerpt: “Mr. Trump.

Want to thank you for all of your great work especially over the past couple of years. Every stage of the Great Unfolding needs a counter force against which to strive. So, thank you. It turns out that you were that rough beast that was slouching towards Bethlehem to be born. (thanks to W.B. Yeats) It turns out that, all the messengers of light having failed, you were the kind of prophet we needed to see and hear in order to awaken form our stony sleep of self-gratification and comfort. You are a Prophet of Doom.

There is nothing like a Prophet of Doom to get the blood running on several levels most of them not very pleasant. You, Mr. Trump, of course, are not the first. Way, way back, actually from the beginning, it seems that Humanity has always needed some kind of Prophet of Doom, some incredible disaster to get its act together.

Your uncouth presence is supplying that need. So, thank you. And please keep it up. Every absurdity, every proclamation, threat, mean and slanderous statement and act is working. Congratulations! Where many of the prophets have failed, you are succeeding. You have awakened the Sleeping Giant called Humanity.”


Alex – Please stop this –
Let Bob and Will post as they wish –
Please respect their voices – I do- You post more than anyone and this is not your blog

PENNSYLVANIANS: Word is Toomey might vote no on DeVos. Call. People are getting through to his Allentown office: 610-434-1444. Someone just called a few hours ago and got through at the Philadelphia office. 215-241-1090.
Copy and Paste. Don’t forward.

The furious row over Mexico coincides with Mercury passing over its retrograde station degree of December 19th…..

Astrologer Louis Acker writes:

“……Transiting Mercury regains 15 degrees of Capricorn on January 28, 2017 the degree Mercury turned retrograde on Dec 19, 2016 (conjunct Pluto square the US Saturn and Trump’s natal Chiron), thus completing the retrograde cycle. At that time hidden and suppressed information regarding elitist agendas will begin to come to light.”

How Trump’s Wall Could Beckon A Global Trade War

Jan 27, 2017

Trump’s embrace of the tax proposal comes as he moves forward with plans to shake up decades of carefully negotiated agreements that bind the global economy together.

President Donald Trump’s plans to pay for a Mexican border wall could trigger the global trade war he has long threatened.

A House Republican plan he embraced Thursday as a means of paying for the barrier would slap imported goods with a 20 percent tax — a levy aimed at boosting consumption of domestic products that could backfire by angering allies and upending the entire global trading system.



Hi Sharon K–

That’s why I posted Marjorie Orr’s prediction–
because she and Nancy are basically saying the same things about Trump. And it gives me hope.
I think Starlight is amazing.


Venus in the 5TH House —

I believe this is the correct chart for Machiavelli….

He was born May 2nd, 1469 at 11:07 p.m. in Florence, Italy. using the Gregorian calendar for his chart calculations (May 11th)

continued – chart per Venus in the Fifth website….


brief profile Machiavelli based on 5/11 chart

Fixed Grand Cross

Sun 20 Taurus
ASC 18 Leo
Apollon 19 Scorpio
Sedna 18 Aquarius


Venus 21 Aries
Ixion 21 Libra


Hades 21 Sagittarius
Trump’s Natal Moon 21SG

Food for thought . . . transiting Ceres is exactly conjunct the natal Jupiter in Mexico’s birth chart (September 28, 1821, 6 PM LMT, Mexico City) and Mexico’s Jupiter is conjunct Mexico’s Saturn. Jupiter and Saturn are about societies, particularly their governments.

A couple of things come to mind re: Ceres. She fought vigorously to regain what was stolen from her and was largely successful. She can withhold what is needed by humanity to survive, or she can nurture which is her preferred mode of operation.

Transiting Ceres is in the same degree area of transiting Uranus (unexpected) and transiting Eris (disavowed, loves a fight) in Aries. Transiting Ceres (+ Mexico’s Jupiter and Saturn) is trine Mexico’s Uranus in Sagittarius and Mexico’s Uranus is conjunct Mexico’s Neptune at 0+ Capricorn.

Then there is transiting Saturn who, right now, is trine Mexico’s natal Saturn and will, in March, trine Mexico’s natal Jupiter. Saturn withholds too.

Transiting Uranus will reach the degree of Mexico’s natal Saturn in April, exact on April 17th.

This past December transiting Pluto exactly squared Mexico’s natal Mercury (talk, trade) at 16+ Libra and will return there in retrograde this September where it will station direct.

Among the interesting things about Mexico’s natal chart is it’s south node at 4 Virgo 18, which is where the TRANSITING North Node was on January 9th, less than 3 weeks ago. Transiting Nessus will conjunct Mexico’s North Node in about 2 weeks. Nessus fights dirty, and being half-way through a nodal cycle, Mexico could make a major decision about it’s societal relationships (Jupiter-Saturn).

I say that because Mexico’s natal Mercury (trade, communication) at 16+ Libra will be re-visited by transiting Jupiter in retrograde this April, and again in late July. Trans. Jupiter and trans. Pluto will be within 1 degree of orb in their square. As I said, trans. Pluto will again square Mexico’s Mercury degree and station there in September.

continued – Machiavelli

Sextile Kite by Synastry

Vesta 00 Leo
Juno 00 Gemini
Vulkanus 01 Libra



Natal Askalaphus 00 Aquarius – Donald Trump


Per Diana Dimattia

“Are you feeling an uncomfortable gut feeling about our new president?? Check out the videos on the Byron Katie website- especially the 2nd one. We create our own suffering always! Joy is our natural state. Byron Katie’s “The Work” really helps turn things around and offers another way to look at things if you are ready to stop suffering!” EnJOY!

Light and Love,”


Could we have a financial crises on March 15?

Richard Wolff Explains How Donald Trump Will Destroy The American Economy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9asNCNBJ7qY – 26:08

Published on Jan 20, 2017


David Stockman: Trump Sitting On Ticking Fiscal Time Bomb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8RWvAXc9Ls – 5:12

Published on Jan 25, 2017

“So what I suggest is that we have an even more absurd fiscal proposition from Donald Trump today than we did back in 1981 when we tried to cut taxes, increase defense substantially and balance the budget. They are going to be in crisis within weeks. The debt ceiling was suspended arbitrarily until March 15. When it comes back into effect, there will be $20 trillion of debt.”


Trump Can’t Stop Market Crash Predicts Reagan’s Budget Director, David Stockman

Published on Jan 17, 2017

Predicts crash in spring and summer of 2017

Another site says hyperinflation after summer

I’ll be the unifying factor here – ya’ll can attack me, because you may not like this article:

‘Trump’s Lessons for Democrats’


Check out the comments, too.

I have an astrological question that I have been unable to glean an answer to, either online or from Demetra George’s ‘asteroid goddesses’.

What might the meaning/significance be with a mother & daughter having ceres in opposition in the birth chart? (mother virgo ceres, daughter pisces ceres)
Mother seems to have considerable manipulative ‘thrall’ over daughter – might this ceres opposition in synastry explain it?
Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

Apple. How about Don the Con?

Some money charts I use.

U.S. Dollar – Aug 10 1861 NS (Jul 29 1861 OS), 8:36 am, LMT +5:08:09; White House DC 38°N53’50” 077°W02’13”

National Banking Act – Feb 25 1863 NS (Feb 13 1863 OS), 7:00 pm, LMT +5:08:09; White House DC 38°N53’50” 077°W02’13”

Federal Reserve – Dec 23 1913, 6:02 pm, EST +5:00; White House DC 38°N53’50” 077°W02’13”

Don the Con – Love it!

Marjorie Orr has posted another piece about trump
“The trump circus in town – a set of carnival sideshows”

Sorry Trilby, I just realized you already posted this trump article upthread.

So much being posted about Alex. I appreciate that some points are being voiced.

The post about my rare (first?) lengthy post had no effect on me as I care nothing about Alex’s posts – think of how a person in a relationship feels about anything regarding the other after they have stopped caring about that person. Nothing there. That’s why I was able to go on posting without responding to Alex’s post.

To explain to everyone about the long post – I posted President Kennedy’s inaugural speech so others could copy and save it to read and contemplate when convenient for them.

And besides I was bumbed out by the news of Mary Tyler Moore’s death on my birthday.

So much so that I did not go out and celebrate my birthday by dancing which I usually do.

((((Bob)))) Happy belated birthday.
I too was saddened – had the great pleasure of meeting and conversing with her while she was on our boat way back in the 70’s. A wonderful woman.

Bob – Happy Birthday!

May it be a great year for you…

The first United States dollar was minted in 1794. Known as the Flowing Hair Dollar.

1862: The first one-dollar bill was issued as a Legal Tender Note (United States Note) with a portrait of Salmon P. Chase, the Secretary of the Treasury under President Abraham Lincoln.

“Salmon P. Chase”. Tulane University.

A Guide Book of United States Paper Money (Whitman) p56


Thanks for President’s Kennedy’s speech – much needed at this time – for inspiration …

continued – kiwi I’ve said before I’ll defend myself from annoyance disagreement criticism you put out there directed at me (or from anyone else) but I don’t originate or initiate posts that criticize…..

in Bob’s case he needed to hear that his transcript posted in total was way out of bounds… that’s not a personal it’s a complaint about his long long post which was not necessary to do when a simple url of the transcript would suffice….

Starlight/Nancy writes amazing and valuable posts. Yet, this current round of sniping is an example of why it’s hard for many people to engage here.

Why, why, why can’t people just scroll past a commenter that triggers them? There are a few I never read.

Constructive disagreement about astrology, okay. But the personal attacks are tiresome and off-putting. I go through periods where I can’t stomach the comment section and won’t visit, which means I miss useful posts.

So much is going on now. I come here for perspective and sometimes comfort in a country that’s feeling more and more out of control. Please, don’t add to the stress. Just walk on by a post or poster that triggers your personal irritation. There may even be a spiritual practice in doing so; at least it has been for me.

Kellyanne Conway Horoscope


Nancy, felicitations pour vos cours de Francais.

Andre de Montreal

Matthew 7.5 “Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”

Astrology and the Psychology of Stalking


Don the Con is my fave. Thanks to Bloomberg for the inspiration in his Convention speech: ‘I’m a New Yorker and I know a con when I see one’

As I recall Nancy requested that individuals posting other than astrological interpretations ala Barb limit the post to a few sentences and URL. I believe it has to do with what happens when the blog gets too lenghtly.

Marjorie Orr wrote:
“Trumps Gemini Sun Uranus opposition Sagittarius Moon sitting on top of the USA 1776 Mars square Neptune makes more and more sense, given the anger, divisiveness and panic he is creating”.
Trump is The Ultimate Patriarch and he’s shaking the Patriarchy like never before!

February Astrology with Rick Levine (video)

one sentence, one link:

Great video link from Thom Hartmann and Richard Wolff, Bob. Wolff basically laid out our current economic system situation and where we need to go with it. His suggestion of forming worker co-ops to democratize businesses and workplaces of all kinds–which he discusses near the very end–to wrestle economic power back from the likes of the Kochs, Trumps, Mercers, etc. does seem like a very Aquarian concept. As he noted, it’s not a “new” concept by any stretch, but its entirely plausible that people young and old will be willing to give it another go in our current age as more and more become aware and increasingly fed up with a system that only serves the 1%ers.

With the Saturn-Jupiter conjunction happening at 0 Aquarius in 2020, as well as Pluto’s ingress into Aquarius beginning in 2023, I strongly suspect we will see these break out into the open within the next few years as answers to a system that serves far too few people at the expense of everyone else.

Well said, TJ

‘Double Standards: Where Were the Liberal Protestors During Obama’s Wars?’

“Supporters of Barack Obama, and liberals in general, are disingenuous frauds. They had no issues protesting the likes of the amoral warmongering George W. Bush or the racist xenophobe, Donald J. Trump, however when it comes to Barack Obama they can find no reason to protest his mass murdering escapades. Obama supporters were recently nostalgic and teary eyed after he gave his last major speech as president of the United States, yet can find little reason to shed tears over the masses of civilians who were destroyed directly as a result of Obama’s policies. Where were the emotions and tears when men, women and children were getting blown to bits by USA drone attacks, indiscriminate air strikes and bombs?…Those who protested the racist and xenophobic Trump, but not Obama or Clinton, are nothing more that disingenuous frauds and amoral cowards.” (“As Obama Exits the White House, Never Forget His Destructive Imperialist Legacy“, Solomon Comissiong, Black Agenda Report)


I did love reading that JFK speech because it’s is such stark stark contrast to the America first speech by the orange buffoon don the con clown and predator I chief.

Did anyone see the Holland video on making Holland second after America first? It’s so so funny!


I don’t want to offend anyone and I had no idea about the long posts not being desirable, I know I have posted a few long ones, especially my rants when I was depressed about what happened and all that,

Sorry I will try to keep posts shorter, thanks everyone for this blog and especially Nancy!

Here is a quote from Abraham-Hicks,

“Don’t worry about this world; it is not broken. And don’t worry about others. You worry more about them than they do. There are people waging war; there are people on the battlefield who are more alive than they’ve ever been before. Don’t try to protect people from life; just let them have their experience while you focus upon your own experience.”

— Abraham

William K. Black is an economics professor and one of the lead government investigators of the Savings & Loan scandal. Bill Moyers interviewed him on this topic on his PBS show:

From Prof. Black:

‘Not 4 Sale: A Principle and a Slogan for Real Democrats’

“This article explains three critical reasons why the Democratic Party’s leaders are far more insane than all but a few Democrats understand. It focuses on the leaders of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the New Democrats. The DNC leadership is composed of New Democrats. Debbie Wasserman Schultz had to resign in disgrace when the leaks proved that she was putting the DNC’s thumbs on the scale to favor Hillary Clinton (a New Democrat) in the presidential nomination contest against Bernie Sanders. Wasserman Schultz also took large contributions from big finance and, until she faced the prospect of a serious primary challenger, she supported efforts by predatory lenders to use Congress to bar the regulators from stopping their abuses.”


Uranus ingress Taurus 5.15.2018

Chiron 01 Aries


Uranus 00 Taurus
Pholus 00 Capricorn
(Saturn 08 Capricorn, established power, ruling elite)


Admetos 00 Gemini


continued – 5.15.2018

Semi-Sextile Kite

Chiron 01 Aries
Uranus 00 Taurus
Admetos 00 Gemini


Apollon 01 Libra


continued – 2018

Mid-Term Elections 11.06.2018

Jupiter ingress Scorpio
Jupiter leaves Scorpio
11.08.2018 (two days after mid-term elections)

Alex – the stalking article was fascinating and disturbing. Oh the narcissistic LINKING thing! That’s so Trump! And it makes sense why he will most likely not pay heed to any measure of success vs. damage his actions may have on the country.

I watched Shields and Brooks on PBS this week. They are usually very tame, but Brooks (a Republican) was clearly rattled by this first week of DJT and his conclusion at the end of the piece was interesting.

To clarify, I think it has to do with accessing band width and what happens when someone posts long articles from other sites. We all could have accessed the JFK piece with a posted link. I do not believe Nancy was referencing the length of personal comments.


Re: Stalking (minor asteroid Diana)

Diana is one of various astro- symbols for ‘stalking’.

Mundane astrology

Diana’s mythology (the huntress):
the mythology of a celestial object’s name-nature can be utilized as its synonym (ex. minor asteroid Diana symbolic for ‘stalker’) as well as converted to an opposing/challenging form of its name-sake.

Cultural historic reference: goes to Princess Diana who was hunted by the paparazzi (ex. minor asteroid Diana symbolic for the ‘stalking’ paparazzi)

Senator Bernie Sanders:
cross-examination of Betsy Devos


Viral Dutch video:

‘The Netherlands welcomes Trump in his own words’



‘Double Standards: Where Were the Liberal Protestors During Obama’s Wars?’

The real question is where were the Republicans?

Oh, that’s right – they were too busy looking for a birth certificate.


Oligarchical Society: Devos’ collective family donations of $200 million to GOP over the years

“If you were not a multibillionaire,” Bernie Sanders asked Betsy DeVos, “do you think that you would be sitting here today?”

Fixed Grand Cross (world stage)

South Node 07 Taurus (politics)
Uranus 10 Leo
North Node 07 Scorpio
Pholus 07 Aquarius


US Sibly Saturn 14 Libra
Natal Poseidon 14 Libra
Natal Quaoar 17 Libra (prelude to chaos)
Natal Ixion 23 Libra (how we regard or disregard others)
Natal Jupiter 29 Libra

Grand Water Trine

Midpoint Pluto/Chiron 23 Scorpio (oligarchy, wealthy ruling elite)


Ceres 24 Cancer (US Sibly Mercury 24 Cancer)


Fixed Star Markab 23 Pisces (vehicle, any conveyance)

Donald Trump declared his commitment to privatization of the nation’s public schools in a press conference at a low-performing charter school in Cleveland run by a for-profit entrepreneur.

He announced that if elected president, he would turn $20 billion in existing federal education expenditures into a block grant to states, which they could use for vouchers for religious schools, charter schools, private schools, or public schools.


Betsy DeVos is unqualified to lead Education Department


Natal YOD

DK Lilith 25 Aquarius
Ceres 24 Cancer
Apollon 25 Virgo

Lilith appears to be a common theme related to political scandals. ~ Michael Wolfstar

FCC’s new chairman introduces plan to scale back net neutrality transparency rules


Many Thanks for that PBS link. Interesting that near the end Brooks said something about those concerned with the Constitution will need to eventually “do something.”

From upthread:

“Sharon K – I like that, it’s too funny! I’ll have to look for Alan Rosenberg’s comments. The name for Trump that keeps rattling around in my head is “Dollar Don” – it’s cheesy, not presidential, and he doesn’t like to be called Don.”

I’m partial to Donnie Fiasco.

And then there’s Donnie Darko! (One of my stepson’s favorite movies which I’ve seen but never took the time to really understand.)

Ja, I really liked the Abraham-Hicks quote you posted – as I do all of your posts – but, I diverge in that it is difficult to see anyone suffering and people do suffer as the result of war, along with many other policies and practices, as do animals.

“Don’t worry about this world; it is not broken. And don’t worry about others. You worry more about them than they do. There are people waging war; there are people on the battlefield who are more alive than they’ve ever been before. Don’t try to protect people from life; just let them have their experience while you focus upon your own experience.”

— Abraham

Alex, Barb K., Bob, and Nancy: Thank you, Alex, for providing the link featuring Mike Pence’s chart. Would you please comment on the most salient features? Thank you, Professor Marc Bertonasco

HELEN, I’m an outlier regarding the democratic party line, too. HOWEVER, Hilary lost and drumpf won. Why continue to beat a dead horse, ie Hilary. As far as the anti war protest you questioned, WHERE WERE YOU???? There were MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD WHO PROTESTED. The main stream media, esp in the US, studiously avoided HIGHLIGHTING the GLOBAL protests in an effort to support bush.

“On February 15, 2003, there was a coordinated day of protests across the world in which people in more than 600 cities expressed opposition to the imminent Iraq War. It was part of a series of protests and political events that had begun in 2002 and continued as the war took place. Social movement researchers have described the 15 February protest as “the largest protest event in human history”.[1]
Sources vary in their estimations of the number of participants involved. According to BBC News, between six and eleven million people took part in protests in up to sixty countries over the weekend of February 15 and 16; other estimates range from eight million to thirty million.
Some of the largest protests took place in Europe. The protest in Rome involved around three million people, and is listed in the 2004 Guinness Book of World Records as the largest anti-war rally in history. Madrid hosted the second largest rally with more than 1.5 million people protesting the invasion of Iraq; Mainland China was the only major region not to see any protests on that day, but small demonstrations, attended mainly by foreign students, were seen later.” per wikipedia. If you don’t trust wikipedia, I’m sure you can do your research and confirm the WIDESPREAD GLOBAL PROTESTS, that were ignored by US media in an effort to push their agenda for war and RATINGS!

Remembering the brave men & women of the Space Shuttle Challenger today, 31 years after the tragic loss.
John Denver, flying for me

Thanks, Kiwi, for reminding us. John Denver was one of my favorites.

Me too Sharon – as a poet, musician, and fabulous personal friend – my ceres conjunct his sun.

Oh, you knew him personally? How wonderful.

Prof. Marc F. Bertonasco, Ph.D

Re: Pence

haven’t gotten around to Pence…. but I will after I’ve research his connection to the Koch Brothers

Federal Court Halts Trumps Immagration Ban


Loved that British rant. Such passion! Thank you Jerry.

BuckeyeShadow – “…a system that serves far too few people at the expense of everyone else”.

Charlie Rose had on Buffett and Gates last night and toward the end he was asking them what lay ahead for people who were unemployed and had fallen behind the technological curve. Buffet basically said that more and more people will be left behind (due to advances in technology, etc.) and the gap in income would continue to widen. Asked for an answer to this deeply disturbing trajectory, Buffet suggested…..drum roll please……a tax break for the lowest in income. Not a change to the system, or anything truly creative or innovative in the sphere of social change, or economic change (rather than technological). He spoke as though it were fact, unchangeable and unfortunate.

I seem to recall it was Hanna Arendt who wrote about the German Nazi era, i.e. how astonished, confused, and naïve Liberals were when the Nazis asserted their “alternate facts.” The Liberal Press would refute those falsehoods and state the truth, but to no avail.

What they did not understand, she wrote and I’m paraphrasing here, was that those false “facts” were what were necessary to say, so that the Nazis could justify their future dark deeds. Their “alternate facts” were in reality statements of their intentions for when they later gained total power.

IMHO, the R’s are using Trump while they “rewrite the rules of the game to make their power grab irreversible.” Recall this is what they’ve done with their gerrymandering in most states. As the Am. population changes, they want to consolidate their power before those demographic changes. In the long run, they want to make it impossible to elect anyone but themselves.

see article below:

Trump Is Not the Real Nightmare. Congress Is.
While we wait for a GOP mutiny, they keep giving their useful idiot just enough rope to hang himself.


…But if Trump’s unfounded allegation of massive voter and proposed investigation “serve as a pretext for legislation designed to make it harder for minorities, immigrants, and poor people to vote, that will be just fine by the G.O.P.” So don’t expect any help from the Congressional leadership…

…But what if the presidential policies themselves are just pyrotechnics to draw media and public scrutiny away from more technocratic and boring, but more significant and sinister moves elsewhere? It was public outcry and pressure, after all, that forced Congress to backtrack on their plan to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics.

While we (justifiably) fume at the White House over walls and pipelines and visas and torture, on the Hill, Congressional Republicans rewrite the rules of the game to make their power grab irreversible.

While we wait for a GOP mutiny, they keep giving their useful idiot just enough rope to hang himself. It seem the real puppet-masters are in the Capitol rather than the Kremlin.

But they’re still not on our side.


Re: Buffett

Warren Buffett DOB
August 30, 1930, Omaha, NE


I read an interview with Buffett a few years ago…. he drinks apx five Coke Colas a day and his favorite food is ice cream…..lots of sugar;

I’ve often wondered about Buffett & his nature:

Buffett’s interest in the stock market and investing dated to schoolboy days he spent in the customers’ lounge of a regional stock brokerage near his father’s own brokerage office.

On a trip to New York City at age ten, he made a point to visit the New York Stock Exchange. At 11, he bought three shares of Cities Service Preferred for himself, and three for his sister Doris Buffett (founder of The Sunshine Lady Foundation.

At the age of 15, Warren made more than $175 monthly delivering Washington Post newspapers.

In high school, he invested in a business owned by his father and bought a 40-acre farm worked by a tenant farmer. He bought the land when he was 14 years old with $1,200 of his savings.

By the time he finished college, Buffett had accumulated more than $90,000 in savings measured in 2009 dollars.


Excerpt from article posted up-thread,
Rove’s Prophecy.

A disadvantage of being part of the elite is that you must stick to the accepted story. If you deviate from it, and have your thoughts run rather far away from it, which is quite inevitable once you begin with your deviation, you can no longer be trusted by those around you. If you are a journalist and depend for your income on a mainstream newspaper or are hired by a TV company, you run the risk of losing your job if you do not engage in self-censorship.

Consequently, publications that used to be rightly known as quality newspapers have turned into unreadable rags. The newspaper that was my employer for a couple of decades used to be edited on the premise that its correspondents rather than authorities were always correct in what they were saying. Today greater loyalty to the reality created in Washington and Langley cannot be imagined. For much of northern Europe the official story that originates in the United States is amplified by the BBC and other once reliable purveyors of news and opinion like the Guardian, the Financial Times and the (always less reliable) Economist.

Repetition lends an ever greater aura of truth to the nonsense that is relentlessly repeated on the pages of once serious publications. Detailed analyses of developments understood through strings of false clues give the fictions ever more weight in learned heads and debates in parliament. At the time of writing, the grave concern spread across the opinion pages on my side of the Atlantic is about how Putin’s meddling in upcoming European elections can be prevented.

The realities Rove predicted have infantilized parliamentary debates, current affairs discussion and lecture events, and anything of a supposedly serious nature on TV. These now conform to comic book simplicities of evil, heroes and baddies. They have produced a multitude of editorials with facts upside-down. They force even those who advise against provoking Moscow to include a remark or two about Putin being a murderer or tyrant, lest they could be mistaken for traitors to Enlightenment values or even as Russian puppets, as I have been. Layers of unreality have incapacitated learned and serious people to think clearly about the world and how it came to be that way.


Alex, thanks for the info on Buffett. He is a capitalist to the core which I believe narrows and warps one’s ability to see solutions. Especially when the current system serves him so well. Capitalism is his sugar fix.

Date, time, and place of Mike Pence marriage:


Comment from NYT’S:
It is irreconcilable that the Vice President who refers to himself as a religious man can speak at a Pro-Life rally and then stand beaming over Trump’s shoulder while signing this visa ban. To quote Pope Francis from October 2016: “It’s hypocrisy to call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee or someone seeking help, someone who is hungry or thirsty, toss out someone who is in need of my help,” he said. “If I say I am Christian, but do these things, I’m a hypocrite.” It has been a rough week, but this action is the most heartbreaking to witness.

New House Bills Aim to Sell Off Public Lands and to “Get Rid of the BLM and U.S. Forest Service Police”

On Tuesday, Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced two bills (H.R. 621 and H.R. 622) with the explicit aim to sell Federal lands and “terminate the law enforcement functions of the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.” While 622 never made it further than its introduction last year — a time when Secretary Sally Jewell ran the Department of Interior under the Obama administration — the chances of this bill going further are much more likely, given the Republican control of the House, Senate, and, now, the Executive branch of the U.S. government.

On his website, Chaffetz details the two bills:


H.R. 622, Local Enforcement for Local Lands Act, first introduced last year, removes the law enforcement function from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service. Instead, the bill calls for deputizing local law enforcement, combined with block grant funding, to empower existing duly elected law enforcement offices to carry out these responsibilities. The bill, jointly sponsored by Utah’s Rep. Mia Love and Rep. Chris Stewart, also establishes a formula to reimburse local law enforcement based on the percentage of public land in each state. The resulting cost savings will reduce the BLM budget by five percent and the Forest Service by seven percent.

H.R. 621, Disposal of Excess Federal Lands Act, calls for the responsible disposal of 3.3 million acres of land identified by the Clinton Administration as being suitable for sale to non-federal entities. Encompassing just over one percent of total BLM land and less than half of one percent of all federal lands, these lands have been deemed to serve no purpose for taxpayers. In Utah, some 132,931 acres of land are eligible for disposal.

And from Congress.gov:

H.R.621 – To direct the Secretary of the Interior to sell certain Federal lands in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming, previously identified as suitable for disposal, and for other purposes.

H.R.622 – To terminate the law enforcement functions of the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management and to provide block grants to States for the enforcement of Federal law on Federal land under the jurisdiction of these agencies, and for other purposes.

The New Federal Land Transfer Rules, Explained


Asta – Glad you brought it up. The horse is still alive in the form of the VERY compromised and discredited Democratic Party. Did you know Hillary is floating the idea she might run again – no doubt great news to the establishment party faithful. In the meantime, if you want to mount a movement to counter Trump and the Republican Party, you have to throw out the rot in your own…but how is this done when you don’t recognize it?

When I posted here that Chuck Schumer wins second place in lobbiest monies supporting him, downthread people were still excited about this choice. At least a few who protested during the last march realized it isn’t all about identity politics:

‘Protesters occupy Sen. Chuck Schumer’s office, blast Wall Street ties’


And this:

“Left-wing activists have found a collateral target in their efforts to resist President Trump — powerful Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer.

Enraged that the Senate Minority Leader has voted in favor of several cabinet nominees, a coalition of political, environmental and anti-poverty organizations led by the Working Families Party plan to protest near Schumer’s Park Slope home and in front of his Peekskill office this week.

“The Democratic base wants full-on resistance to everything this president does,” said New York Communities for Change director Jonathan Westin. “Trump is not negotiating on any of his positions; he’s going full steam ahead. We should take the stance we’re not going to collaborate on anything.”


From Rolling Stone:

The Radical Crusade of Mike Pence

He’s trampled on the rights of women, LGBTQ folks and the poor. Then there’s the incompetence. Meet, quite possibly, the next president
By Stephen Rodrick


If you have not seen this, it is the most frightening and infuriating thing yet: Donald Trump Shuffles National Security Council, Executive measure adds Steve Bannon while removing Director of National Intelligence, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Has anyone looked at Steve Bannon’s chart? He’s the manipulative madness behind Trump’s crazy. We are headed to WW3 unless someone can stop this. It’s happening too fast for our institutional checks and balances.

TJ – Posted up thread – Marjorie Or just wrote:

What intrigues me (amongst a thousand other things) is Trump’s relationship with Stephen Bannon, his faithful buddy, which is hitting a sharp downhill slide from mid May onwards as tr Neptune opposes the composite Sun Saturn. Jared Kushner doesn’t get on with him and their dip comes earlier in mid March. Kellyanne Conway loathes him with a passion and that could lead to open warfare from early March onwards.

Could Trump Be Suffering From Dementia?

Another interesting Trump piece I came across today:
Theresa May had to take hold of Donald Trump’s hand because ‘the US President has BATHMOPHOBIA’ – a fear of falling down steps and slopes!

Re: Buffett

One incident that stays in my memory regarding Buffett and 9/11/2001…

Bush was flown to Offutt Air Force Base in NE on 9/11 and the other people brought there (or flew themselves in private jets) there were several CEOs of companies located in the Twin Towers….. and Warren Buffett …

not much was written about that Offutt AFB meet up ….. how the CEO’s (Warren Buffett) knew to go there…. when they were told to go there… that sort of thing…

think explainations of that event would make an important dent in the MSM corporate news coverup stories of 9/11

Thanks, Paris.

And “give it a rest” is EXACTLY what we shouldn’t do. If you don’t have faith in corporations running your food supply, health care and now flagrantly running your government – why give them a pass when they run your media?

‘Does Rachel Maddow Want Russia Bombed?’


Helen, I’m not sure what to think of Putin and where U.S. relations with Russia need to go from here but I do see this potential problem for Europe especially – an increasing vulnerability – the squeeze between Russia, and an increasingly weakened back door (unreliable/unpredictable Turkey being pulled in so many directions) and possibly a triangle of Iran/Russia/China. How that might manifest or even if it would is unknown to me, of course. But there is a vacuum being created in a splintering Europe that concerns me more for them than for the U.S.

“Trump the Bully” The literary character the president resembles most”

Paris: the Washington Post neocons were behind the regime change in the Ukraine and the ramped up demonizing of Putin. Worry about ourselves more than Putin because the USA’s regime changing agenda is wreaking havoc around the world in the guise of security / fighting terrorism. Millions of lives have been shattered and lost while this serves the interests of the 1% (contractors, armaments). The rest of us ignore it or march for identity politics.

There have been marches against NATO in Europe for the past few years – ignored by major media. One exception to this is Ben Swann of the local independent CBS newstation in Atlanta:

Reality Check: 5 Problems with CIA Claim That Russia Hacked DNC/Podesta emails

Meanwhile there is the rare courageous truthteller in politics like Tulsi Gabbard:

‘SYRIA: “There are NO Moderates”, Tulsi Gabbard’s Report from Syria’


Professor Stephen Cohen is an expert on Russia – writes for The Nation and appears on TV – he has much to say on major media distortion of this subject.

Starlight Congratulations on the Le Monde mention! I couldn’t find a way to translate but two years of French in High School helped me get the gist of it. I am glad to see the comments are back.They disappeared for a while. I thought you may have hit the wall on comments! Articles such as this one are the reason I check in from time to time, even if I rarely comment. Thank you and Enjoy!

“Trump is 1st prez limiting chair of joint chiefs participation in national security council meetings, also limits director of nat intel.”

Countries where Trump does business are not hit by new travel restrictions


@JoyAnnReid · “To reiterate, the Joint Chiefs of Staff have been removed from the National Security Council and replaced with a white nationalist. Worry.”

This is rule of executive order. Congress — the gerrymandered republican takeover — is out of the picture. The heinous immigration orders defies humanity or thoughtful discourse. There are already significant barriers to entry into the US. Trump is creating an opportunity to be sucked into a terrible war. When he unplugs his finger from Putin’s ass, we all may be witness to the unleashing of nuclear weapons, terror of a sort the US is supposedly trying to avoid. It has nothing to do with those who have worked so hard to gain admittance to the US.

Trump denied last night and will be again on Feb 2nd and 7th.

There will be many more dates where he suffers defeat of his desires. How many before he snaps?

Sen. Bernie Sanders told reporters that he had grave concerns about Donald Trump’s choice to be health secretary.


Re: Financial Crash – Uranus’ entry into Taurus is significant as well. Taurus is ruled by Venus and Venus represents money and what we value. Crash of ’29.. Uranus in Taurus, and the results of that crash lasted a very long time.

Trump may have united these 7 countries which were separated against us and promulgating the beginning start of the so-called Holy War!

Donald Trump filed with @FEC for 2020 reelection on January 20th, 2017

Also, relating to possible dementia….DT’s father had Alzheimer’s

The New Moon this past Friday may not have made any major aspects to transiting planets but it DID trine the U.S Uranus at 8+ Gemini. Uranus symbolizes the unexpected breakthrough and Gemini is about yadda yadda.

Transiting retrograde Vesta conjuncts the U.S Mercury on Tuesday (24+ Cancer) January 31st. In Friday’s Aquarius New Moon chart Vesta (one degree from the U.S Mercury) . . .
* trined Venus and Chiron in Pisces,
*squared Eris (conjunct Uranus and Ceres) in Aries and
*Jupiter in Libra.

The New Moon’s Jupiter opposite the Uranus grouping t-squared by Vesta is the primary pattern but there are 3 more considerations that must be factored in: the U.S. Neptune in Virgo and the New Moon’s Saturn and Juno in Sagittarius.

The interplay between the multi-planet pattern in the New Moon chart (between 20 and 28 degrees of various signs) explicitly tells us of the complexity of what’s going on (worldwide) and its connection to the U.S. natal chart’s Neptune-square-Mars and Neptune-sextile-Mercury pattern.

The New Moon’s Saturn (24+ Sagittarius) and Juno (28+ Sagittarius) add another important element to the big picture by their proximity to the Galactic Center (GC). Note also the number of feminine symbols in this grand scheme: Eris, Ceres Vesta, Juno, Venus and even Pallas at 9+ Pisces (conjunct Neptune at 10+ Pisces) is square the U.S. Uranus in Gemini which the NM trines.

My feeling is that transiting retrograde Vesta is the one to watch for timing and because she is not only about to exactly conjunct (moving retrograde) the U.S. Mercury, but she was also conjunct Trump’s Venus at Friday’s New Moon.

Yes, Vesta at this just passed New Moon aspected 9 transiting bodies (Uranus, Eris, Ceres Jupiter, Saturn, Juno, Chiron Venus and Mars) and they all aspected one another. It is complicated, yes.

But, Vesta, IMO is key because she symbolizes focus and commitment, because she was conjunct U.S Mercury and Trump’s Venus and because she was the apex point in a T-square between the Uranus group in Aries and Jupiter in Libra.

As we are at a key point in the Jupiter-Saturn cycle (the sextile), a cycle which is about the unfoldment of changes in societies and cultures, this Aquarius NM is surely a pivotal point in that larger picture. Remember, the New Moon (8+ Aquarius) was trine the U.S. Uranus (8+ Gemini)

As we witness the myriad of documents Trump signs, a Gemini-Mercury thing, and the multiple (Gemini) reports (Gemini) in the media (Gemini) it can seem like so much yadda yadda. But that is the surface of what’s really going on.

The U.S. Mercury in Cancer (which opposes the U.S. Pluto in Capricorn) is right now being joined by retrograde Vesta (investment, focus) for a 2nd time. The 1st time was at the end of September when she was traveling in direct motion. She travelled forward until she was less than a degree from reaching the U.S. natal North Node (opportunity, path forward) at 6+ Leo and then she stopped. Now she is in a review and reflect mode.

This review of Vesta’s ends on March 7th just a week or so after the solar eclipse in Pisces on February 26th. She will be at 20+ Cancer and form a T-square with the U.S. natal Chiron (20+ Aries) opposite natal Juno (20+ Libra) so obviously, there is much more data to review.

I’ve yet to check on when trans. Vesta again conjuncts the U.S. Mercury and then finally makes it to the U.S. North Node in Leo, but it seems certain that these will be important dates.

Marjorie Orr’s take on Steve Bannon:


I wanted to make a separate notation about the New Moon on January 27th. The Sun and Moon at 8+ Aquarius formed a semi-square with Saturn in Sagittarius and a semi-square with the Chiron-Venus conjunction in Pisces. It will therefore be in a unique position to throw weight either to the NM Venus that trines the U.S. Mercury (and trans. Vesta) OR the NM Saturn which is quincunx the U.S. Mercury (and trans. Vesta).

alex, do we know anyone in the Trump entourage (or elsewhere) that has a planet in their nativity at 8+ Aquarius? If so, that person might be instrumental in decision-making for the next few weeks.

continued – Steve Bannon

Hades Moon (dictatorial)

Pluto 25 Leo
Moon 28 Leo


Semi-Sextile Kite by Synastry

Pluto 25LE, MO 28LE
Uranus 22 Cancer
Neptune 25 Libra


US Scorpio Rising Moon 25AQ (US population)


Cardinal Grand Cross (world stage)

North Node 26 Capricorn
Neptune 25 Libra
South Node 26 Cancer
Sedna 25 Aries (victimize,exploit, persecute)


re: 08AQ

Paul Ryan Horoscope

Sun 09 AQ
Venus 10AQ

Of further interest to some of you is that the New Moon at 8+ Aquarius was joined by asteroids Isis and Osiris (husband-wife team, she put him back together again. . Humpty Dumpty style). They (all of them at 8+ Aquarius) were joined by asteroid Lachesis, one of the three Fates. Lachesis was NOT the one who started the thread (of life) or the one who cut it, but the one in the middle who twisted it.

Well I’ll be! Thanks alex.

Steve Bannon has been very open and transparent with respect to his agenda. You know the money quote:

“Lenin,” he answered, “wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.”


Seeing Immigrants with sad/fearful faces, parents grabbing their children…
It makes me so sad for them.
How cruel can Trump become, I wonder.
Then I came across this:
“5 Ways to Start A Revolution”
(not very deep, but hopeful)
“As the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. so eloquently put it, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Aquarius = The Humanitarian
Maybe there is power in this sign/period.

Re: Paul Ryan:
Alex, I always thought Sun Conjunct Venus made a person more attractive.
(I believe men admire Ryan more than do women)

Sciutto noted that Bannon is “Not Senate Confirmed,” unlike the chairman of the joint chiefs and the director of national intelligence, and said that Bannon’s new role “raises questions about whose voices are going to be heard most prominently for the key national security decisions of this country.” From the January 29 edition of CNN’s State of the Union:
Former Breitbart Chief Now Writing America’s Foreign Policy: Trump Gives Stephen Bannon Place On National Security Council
We should be SCREAMING at the GOP!
Another clear example:
“Republicans Have No Heart…
Democrats Have No Balls”


Re: Ryan (SU-VE)

Su-Ve positive – attraction

~ per darkstarastrology

Neg: SU-VE avoidance of conflict creates a fake veneer

“key phrase, fake veneer, distrusted ”

Sun conjunct Venus can be a paradox.

This is because modern astrology deems this aspect wonderfully positive while forgetting about the phenomena of… combustion.

Venus becomes invisible under the rays of the Sun when it is closer than 8º. (distrusted)

Thank you, Alex! I see.
Jude Cowell has a new page and short video on this Chinese Year of The Rooster. As I remember, Rooster/Years/People are always very vocal/articulate. I hope this brings a groundswell of enthusiastic protests! So many people had a fantastic taste of their power at the Woman’s March.

“Steve Bannon has been very open and transparent with respect to his agenda. You know the money quote:

“Lenin,” he answered, “wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.” ”

Is it just me, or does this read like domestic terrorism?

Marjorie Orr has Bannon’s sun and mc in his solar arc direct chart (see chart to the left), dated 8/16/16, at 9 & 10 degrees Aquarius. I don’t know how slowly it moves so they may be in different places right now.


Sharon K–

Did you see what Marjorie posted about Steve bannon today?


Very heartening, trilby, thank you. As much as I dislike most of Trump’s team, Bannon is the worst trouble maker.

I was so sad to hear of a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City where something like 7 worshipers were killed and probably more injured. I also read in the last few days of arson/fires in quite a few mosques in the Tampa area of FL and at one in San Antonio. Barbarians are living in the world these days.


re: mundane astrology is about ‘extremes’

once a person goes into the business of politics…. especially once they hold a public authority position …… their natal chart (in my practice) is the horoscope of a political ‘enterprise’

RE: Paul Ryan …. read the extremes of aspects, points and planets to analyze his political enterprise…. give weight to the how he is seen critically… weighing how he cultivates his ‘image’ against how that image is seen by his critics and his opposition;

This site shows Trumps supporters obnoxious tweets lauding their hero side by side with their new tweets of desperation now that he’s been in office one week:


Astrologically, this is the asteroid Schadenfreude conjuncting the gas planet Trumpvoter.

American Psychosis: Chris Hedges

“Reality is under assault. Verbal confusion reigns. Truth and illusion have merged. Mental chaos makes it hard to fathom what is happening. We feel trapped in a hall of mirrors. Exposed lies are answered with other lies. The rational is countered with the irrational. Cognitive dissonance prevails. We endure a disquieting shame and even guilt. Tens of millions of Americans, especially women, undocumented workers, Muslims and African-Americans, suffer the acute anxiety of being pursued by a predator. All this is by design. Demagogues always infect the governed with their own psychosis.”



Re: Steve Bannon. The last sentence in Marjorie Orr’s post describes a credible scenario…..

“….. The only comforting thought is that Trump is losing faith in him fairly soon, or Trump goes down and takes Bannon with him.”

The Feb 26th Mar/Uranus-Jupiter opp. at 22 Aries-Libra t squares Bannon’s natal Uranus (22 Cancer) and Trump’s natal Saturn (23 Cancer). Does this indicate a major crisis in leadership?

Links to dates of Saturn transits to the Sibly charts Mars and Neptune (both natal and precessed positions) and to trump’s Moon and Sun and finally to the 3 images combined into 1 horizontal image.

Transit Saturn to Sibly Mars and Neptune.


Transit Saturn to trump Moon


Transit Saturn to trump Sun


Triple Play


psychosis (madness, derangement, delusion)

Presently 10 days of Trump

Ten days of Trump spell economic jitters for Gulf ~ Arab News

The 12 executive actions Trump has signed (updated)


In the first full seven days of his administration, President Trump signed 17 executive actions with wide-ranging effects

America’s 10 Richest Gain $16 Billion During Trump’s First Week
Forbes-Jan 28, 2017

In the last week, the 10 wealthiest Americans added $15.8 billion to their … Each one of them got richer in the seven days following Trump’s …


Thirty-Six Days of Trump

Sol Ecl 2.26.2017 @08 Pisces (persistent,delusions Trump/Bannon)

Trump/Bannon (national security, madness, derangement, delusion)

Cardinal Grand Cross 2.26.2017

N/UR22CA (Trump SA23CA, VE25CA)


Transiting Jupiter 22 Libra


N/South Node 26 Capricorn


Transiting Mars 22 Aries
Transiting Uranus 22 Aries

Solar Eclipse brings out/ initiates ‘reckoning’ of some kind, or Trump/Bannon takes fresh dangerous, over-reaching risk re: national security

American billionaires have profited hugely off of record-high stock prices during Trump’s first seven days in office.

In the last week, the 10 wealthiest Americans added $15.8 billion to their combined net worth. Each one of them got richer in the seven days following Trump’s inauguration.

Warren Buffett enjoyed the biggest gain of any person in the country; his net worth climbed by more than $2.5 billion to $74 billion. He is currently the planet’s second-richest person, according to FORBES’ real-time rankings of the world’s billionaires, trailing only Bill Gates ($85 billion).

Buffett’s surge was nearly matched by Mark Zuckerberg, whose fortune grew by $2.1 billion this week thanks to Facebook’s soaring market cap. The company’s stock is up by 15% since the end of 2016 and is now trading just below October’s all-time high.


~ troutfishing, dailykos

If you value public education in America , please pass on this 4 minute and 30 second video. In case you’re unaware, Betsy DeVos is slated to become Donald Trump’s new Secretary of Education.

The video concerns a project that Betsy and Dick DeVos funded continuously from 1993 to 2010, that aims to raise up a crop of “thousands of Rick Santorums in the next generation.”


This Is The Video Betsy DeVos Wants Hidden, Because it Exposes Her True Agenda

By Troutfishing
Monday Jan 30, 2017 · 2:24 AM PST

I reiterate that the U.S. Mercury (Sibly chart) in Cancer had transiting Vesta conjunct it at the time of Friday’s New Moon. Trans. Vesta was square trans. Jupiter in Libra and as well, transiting Eris (+ Uranus + Ceres) in Aries. She was also trine Venus and Chiron in Pisces and quincunx Saturn in Sagittarius.

The U.S. natal Sibly chart’s 7th house of “the other” is ruled by U.S. Mercury. This house is usually associated with partnership but can also refer to “open enemies”. As it applies to Trump’s decision to stop immigrants from certain countries from entering the U.S., the U.S Mercury in the 8th house (shared resources) of the U.S Sibly chart reflects this New Moon’s diligent Vesta.

The NM Vesta square NM Uranus (unexpected) and Ceres (mother separated from daughter) and Eris (provocation) amply describes the chaos in U.S airports, while Vesta’s square to trans. Jupiter (law, foreign, excessive, lack of finer points) which was opposite trans. Eris, Ceres and Uranus shines a light on how T-squares in astrology work.

Without Vesta’s transit to U.S Mercury, would I have noticed that trans. Jupiter was square U.S. Mercury? I like to think that eventually it would have sunk in. It has also turned my attention to the fact that transiting Uranus will be square the U.S Mercury (exact in April) and by then transiting Neptune in Pisces will be full on square with the U.S. ascendant in Sagittarius. Forget borders.

Among the other things going on in March and April is that transiting Pluto will be at 19+ Capricorn and stationing direct there (April), making it 12 weeks in that one degree of Capricorn, which is the same degree as the U.S. natal Black Moon Lilith (the ostracized).

It is also the degree where the 1st of 3 conjunctions between Neptune and Uranus took place in 1993 (Feb), a time when transiting Jupiter (expansion) was conjunct the U.S. natal Saturn (contraction). This means that transiting Pluto will be activating the Neptune-Uranus cycle during those 12 weeks, including that Jupiter conjunction to the U.S. Saturn

As I said, trans. Neptune will square the U.S. ascendant at 12+ Sagittarius at the time, and also at the same time trans. Uranus will be quincunx the U.S. natal Neptune (22+ Virgo) and square the U.S. Mercury (24+ Cancer rx).

Also of note, trans. Saturn (27+ Sagittarius) will be conjunct the Galactic Center (meaning it’s out of our hands), sextile the U.S. Sibly chart’s Moon (27+ Aquarius), symbol of the People/Masses, and semi-sextile the U.S Pluto (27+ Capricorn) symbolizing Power and Transformation.

Transiting Pluto will also exactly trine the U.S. natal Vesta at 19+ Taurus and she symbolizes what we invest in and are focused on and dedicated to. She is in the U.S. Sibly chart’s 5th house (kids, creativity) near the cusp of the 6th house (service).

This is how Trump is changing (uprooting) our country and the world for that matter. It won’t be all bad and in fact, although ruthless as it appears at the time, there will be healthy outcomes in at least some cases. Not that he planned it that way of course!

Fake news flaming before our very eyes:


Most of the letters are critical of the piece. One day WaPo might take this option away like other online publications have.


President Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry into the United States by immigrants and refugees from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen is facing legal challenges in a number of federal jurisdictions.

As of January 29th, less than forty-eight hours after the order was signed, four district courts have ordered for removals of immigrants and refugees trapped in airports to be stayed.

The State of California and the State of Washington have also filed suit against the federal government.

“The Pope branded Trump’s ban on Muslim immigrants and refugees as hypocritical and unchristian. Americans must condemn Donald Trump’s evil, fascist ban on immigrants and demand his immediate impeachment.”


Trump and the Republicans Plan to Roll Back Worker’s Rights to Pre-New Deal Levels!


This is an important read. The author is a principal engineer at Google. He connects the dots of all the events of the past 24 hours. First, Trump fires all top State Department career staff – then initiates his Muslim ban (which we all know is a Muslim ban – no matter how he tries to sugarcoat it) without telling Immigration or Border Patrol. Now defying the courts. And the White House webpage scrubbed all mention of the Judicial Branch as part of our government.

His final point:
Finally, I want to highlight a story that many people haven’t noticed. On Wednesday, Reuters reported (in great detail) how 19.5% of Rosneft, Russia’s state oil company, has been sold to parties unknown. This was done through a dizzying array of shell companies, so that the most that can be said with certainty now is that the money “paying” for it was originally loaned out to the shell layers by VTB (the government’s official bank), even though it’s highly unclear who, if anyone, would be paying that loan back; and the recipients have been traced as far as some Cayman Islands shell companies.

Why is this interesting? Because the much-maligned Steele Dossier (the one with the golden showers in it) included the statement that Putin had offered Trump 19% of Rosneft if he became president and removed sanctions. The reason this is so interesting is that the dossier said this in July, and the sale didn’t happen until early December. And 19.5% sounds an awful lot like “19% plus a brokerage commission.”



The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (abbreviated as FLSA; also referred to as the Wages and Hours Bill) is a federal statute of the United States.

The FLSA introduced the forty-hour work week, established a national minimum wage, guaranteed “time-and-a-half” for overtime in certain jobs, and prohibited most employment of minors in “oppressive child labor”, a term that is defined in the statute.

I erred when I said that U.S. Black Moon Lilith was at 19+ Capricorn. She is at 19+ Virgo. Trans. Pluto will trine her not conjunct her, and they will form a grand earth trine with U.S natal Vesta at 19+ Taurus.

Pluto in Capricorn


‘Mandatory Carcinogen warning label on Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer: Coming Soon in California!’


Let’s hope they protest when Trump names ex-Monsanto execs to prominent positions in the new administration. Obama named two to head the agriculture department and the FDA –
that’s the ‘New Dems’ for you:


I can’t believe all of this is happening – and at such a breakneck speed! I keep waiting for some news from the investigations into Trump Russia connection.

BarbK – I appreciate what you wrote. Can you fill in the gaps with some scenarios of how there might be some “healthy outcomes”? I like to think that it involves the country waking up to how precious our freedoms of press, religion, etc. are and how we institute new laws to protect against future presidents with conflicts of interest and so on.

I have friends who are immigration attorneys and friends who are refugees. It’s just all too much for me today. I am going home after work and meditate.

And so it begins…..

Bannon Seizes Role from Flynn


Flynn Is Annoying Trump Because He Acts Just Like Trump


Sources: Trump executive order allowing anti-LGBTQ discrimination is coming soon


I keep getting the feeling we sorely need a Frodo and Aragorn for the “final battle’

Lizzy – re: Uranus moving into Taurus

There has been an acceleration by big banks to move to a cashless society. Then they will have all the puppet strings needed to completely control all aspects of people’s lives. Some trials going on in Australia and other places, so it well could be the ‘big surprise’ of a Uranus/Taurus combo.

I think Trump and Bannon et al. think they were given a mandate to carry out their campaign promises/threats. What they don’t realize is that many voted for him in default. They didn’t like Hillary or Obama and/or wanted to make America great again (probably mostly in terms of the economy and jobs, with some thinking militarily, as if we didn’t already have a competent military). I think it was a smaller but vocal minority who wanted to make America white and Christian again who fooled Trump into thinking that all who voted for him actually wanted him to carry out these outrageous policies! He is going to have to walk back just about every single thing executive order he comes out with, and his SC nominee won’t be able to help him because the Democrats can string that out indefinitely with filibustering, I’m pretty sure. (What do you all know about that?) If he’s not careful, instead of pulling off the coup he wants to, the military will stage a coup against him.

“I can’t believe all of this is happening “.

Ripley – Believe it or not.

Sorry….couldn’t resist……

Steve Bannon said that he thinks “darkness is good.” He has gone on to say that “Darth Vader/Satan. That’s power. It only helps us when they (liberals) get it wrong. When they’re blind to who we are and what we’re doing,”


(So what and who do we have in the White House?) Satanists anyone?

How Russia sold its oil jewel: without saying who bought it.


“Questions multiply over Bannon’s role in Trump administration”
Watch The Meet Steve Bannon Video!:

Thanks for this Ellen Sichel …

“I can’t even… This weekend the President removed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence from the National Security Council. He replaced them with Steve Bannon. Bannon has no government, intelligence, or high-level military experience; his experience is leading a propaganda outlet (Breitbart News) that peddles nationalist and white nationalist viewpoints.
This would be deeply concerning in and of itself. But one of the jobs of the NSC is to oversee a secret panel that authorizes the assassination of “enemies of the United States Government” – including American citizens. These targeted killings are fully authorized by law under the Congressional military authorization act following 9/11. There is no trial, no due process, and no public record of the decision or the assassination itself.
Just to recap the absurdity: the President of the United States has appointed a known propagandist, nationalist, and white supremacist to replace the highest military advisor in the country on a council that authorizes secret, legal, targeted killings of American citizens (and others) without due process.
What You Can Do:
– Call your Senators and Congressperson this week and demand that they publicly and legislatively oppose Trump’s appointment of Steven Bannon to the NSC.
– Spread the word about this news to your networks, since this is not getting a lot of coverage right now.”
Please COPY AND PASTE this update as opposed to sharing the post.”


Bannon well maybe just pretentious, vainglorious and creepy like Dick Cheney


Sinister. That word keeps cropping up in descriptions of Dick Cheney’s public countenance.

I don’t quite understand how or why this came to pass. But I’m now suspicious that it’s a plot.

Maybe the image wizards at the White House figured out that in post-9/11 America, having a dark, secretive, powerful sorcerer behind the throne was the perfect tactic to create awe and obedience amongst us Muggles.

After all, Dick Cheney didn’t used to be Dr. Strangelove.

As a congressman and Defense Secretary, Cheney was actually a pretty fun guy. He was open with the press, relatively spin-free for his peer group and popular for the deadpan wisecracks issued from his famously curled mouth. He was a Republican that Democrats liked. Republicans did too.


Here is another way to object to Steve Bannon’s new appointment (copied from a FB post):

DO THIS NOW! If the mailbox is full, try again in the morning.
They are taking comments and passing along to committee chairman.
Takes 10 seconds: Call senate committee on Homeland Security to protest Bannon’s installation on NSC. 202-224-4751
While you’re at it, call Ron Johnson (Rep-WI) (chairperson of Homeland Security Committee) phone number (202) 224-5323.
Here’s a script:
Hello, my name is __________. I am calling from ____________ and my zip code is __________. I am calling today to oppose Steve Bannon’s elevation to a leading role in the National Security Council. The regime’s removal of Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence from the NSC is dangerous and authoritarian. I have grave concerns about a white nationalist with a political agenda running the NSC. Can I count on the Senator/Representative to publicly condemn this action? Thank you for your time today
Copy and Paste (don’t share)

The People’s Republic of China is preparing for war with the United States – just-in-case-



IMHO, the longer R’s allow Mr. DJT to stay in power, the deeper is the hole they are digging for themselves. Impeachment & conviction? OR 25th Amendment, section 4? No idea…but if he gets us all killed before either possibility it is a moot point.

“For foreign-born Muslims and Latinos who are undocumented, related to someone undocumented, or who might be confused for undocumented, I’d say that the red flag is up, and it’s time to consider exit strategies with a 6-month window. US-born Muslims, Latinos who have more stability inside the country, and Jews have a somewhat longer time horizon available, but I’d start quietly thinking about options for when things change. Advice for the black and trans communities is simpler, because everyone already knows it: Organize! The advantage there is in numbers and shared strength, and in community. That’s also good advice for all of the other groups: even if you’re thinking about your exit strategy, you have very good reason to make common cause, and for everyone to work and pull together. That’s the thing that has a chance of preventing all of this, and of saving the most lives when that fails.”

From: https://medium.com/@yonatanzunger/

Ripley, that is exactly what I meant by healthy outcomes. Because Trump’s Sun is conjunct the U.S. Mars in Gemini and is in the U.S. natal 7th house of partners or open enemies, many U.S. citizens see him as the open enemy.

7th house planets are often symbols of projected energy and in the case of the U.S. there is a leaning toward seeing aggression (Mars) perpetrated against it (the U.S.) by others. This stimulation of the U.S. Mars activates a Neptunian response (U.S. Mars squares U.S. Neptune in Virgo) and therein lies the resulting protest marches and demonstrations we have observed and participated in since the Inauguration on January 20th.

It is my belief that the outer planets, by transit and by the cycles they participate in, are harbingers of great change in and on the planet Earth and they have specific plans for the United States of America; she is to play a key role in those changes.

Because we can see how the U.S. Mercury in Cancer is responding to last Friday’s New Moon energy pattern, and because transiting Uranus (one of the 3 outer planets) will exactly square the U.S. Mercury in a couple of months, it stands to reason that the U.S. Mercury will be shocked and shaken even more out of its complacency.

By June transiting Uranus will exactly square the U.S. natal Pluto, opposite the U.S. Mercury, and this action will unlock long-held patterns; patterns of thought and discourse (Mercury) held in thrall by U.S. Pluto. It will create chaos and from chaos will arise new ways of thinking and communicating. We must try to overcome our fear of chaos and see it as creative juice.

The outer planets are targeting those entrenched aspects in the U.S. natal chart; Mercury opposite Pluto, Neptune square Mars and Saturn square Sun, maybe because the U.S. is much younger than most other countries on this planet. In many ways our country is more pliable (less fixed) than those older nations.

Where the U.S. leads the world, the world will follow. New rules, new understandings, new processes will start here and spread throughout many countries. We are in a historic crisis point, and all indications are that we are being supported (by higher levels of consciousness) to advance (humanity) out of the old age (call it the Patriarchy) that is obsolete and into a new age of Unity and Equality. Keep the faith and keep on meditating.

OK, Here’s a secret folks…which if the Right Wingers knew it might give them pause. I think it safe to mention this as I am not revealing any names.

At my university, many, many Muslim students, frequently graduate students, have come to my office for help. One very good example: “I came to America for two reasons: to finish my education and…I want to leave my faith, but my wife doesn’t know. What should I do?”

A much larger number of Muslims than anyone imagines came to this country so they can safely leave Islam. Some of them become Bahais, some become Christian. Many of them have become atheists or agnostics.

Obviously, they have to keep their true aims for coming here hidden. If their spouse tells on them, at a minimum they will lose their family. If they return for any reason to the home country, they will be executed.

Many who dwell here in the USA are pretending to their spouse or parents, or family that they are still faithful to their ancestral religion. Some of them actually attend mosque to maintain their cover. They are usually young, smart, educated professionals who contribute greatly to our culture and country.

I personally know many who continue with the pretense so as to not upset their family or endanger their lives. But even in the face of Mr. DJT’s executive orders, they dare not let anyone know their secret.

Interesting Eliseo…….
I found this relating to the Islamic faith astro chart.
It would be interesting to hear what others thought

Great Find! Interesting!

BTW, much of the reason many Muslims want to leave their religion is not just because of the violence they deplore. It is because Islamic tradition does not allow for allegorical interpretation. Centuries before the Christ event, the Rabbis maintained the tradition of allegory and symbolic interpretation in Judaism. Mainline and Esoteric Christianity have continued that, but Fundamentalists and Evangelicals opt for literalism.

This is a more serious problem in Islam than it is in Christianity. Muhammad specifically stated in the Hadith it all had to be taken literally. Educated Muslims, particularly in the sciences think, “so where is that stairway to heaven?”

A Christian or Jew can assert that Genesis is poetry, not history and remain faithful. My father, who was a devout Methodist, used to say “The bible says the Lord created the earth in six days and on the seventh rested. But it don’t say how long them days were.”

Trump fires defiant acting attorney general

President Donald Trump fired the nation’s acting attorney general Monday night after she refused to defend an executive order he issued last week restricting immigration in the name of national security.

In an act of hgh political drama just ten days after taking office, Trump replaced Obama administration appointee Sally Yates with the U.S. Attorney in Alexandria, Va., Dana Boente.

“The acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States. This order was approved as to form and legality by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel,” a White House statement said. “Ms. Yates is an Obama Administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration.”

Yates, who was the No. 2 official at the department before Trump’s swearing-in and has been running the department since that time at Trump’s request, sent a memo Monday saying she doubts the wisdom and the legality of the directive blocking immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries.


Trump Replaces Acting Director of Immigration Enforcement

President Donald Trump replaced the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday night, shortly after he fired the acting attorney general, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed.

Unlike the firing of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, the replacement of Acting ICE Director Daniel Ragsdale came with no explanation. Ragsdale was replaced by Thomas Homan, ICE’s executive associate director of enforcement and removal operations since 2013.

“I am confident that he will continue to serve as a strong, effective leader for the men and women of ICE,” John Kelly, the secretary of Homeland Security, said in a brief statement.

Homan, a former New York police officer, is a 30-year veteran of immigration enforcement, having served as a U.S. Border Patrol agent and deputy assistant director of ICE for investigations before becoming deputy director, according to DHS.

The announcement came as turmoil swirled around Washington over Trump’s firing of Yates, an Obama administration holdover, as acting attorney general.


CEO of Russia’s state oil company offered Trump adviser, allies a cut deal.

A dossier with unverified claims about President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia contained allegations that Igor Sechin, the CEO of Russia’s state oil company, offered former Trump ally Carter Page and his associates the brokerage of a 19% stake in the company in exchange for the lifting of US sanctions on Russia.

The dossier says the offer was made in July, when Page was in Moscow giving a speech at the Higher Economic School. The claim was sourced to “a trusted compatriot and close associate” of Sechin, according to the dossier’s author, former British spy Christopher Steele.

“Sechin’s associate said that the Rosneft president was so keen to lift personal and corporate western sanctions imposed on the company, that he offered Page and his associates the brokerage of up to a 19 per cent (privatised) stake in Rosneft,” the dossier said. “In return, Page had expressed interest and confirmed that were Trump elected US president, then sanctions on Russia would be lifted.”



Wow, Eliseo. These students must be pretty worried right now.

Trump really must feel at home now that he can say “You’re fired!”

Yes…That’s putting it mildly.
Some are trying to get into Canada.
For ex-Muslims, whether they are openly so or not, Canada and the USA have been seen as the safest harbors…at least until now.

Late-night comedy host Samantha Bee, who has made no secret of her antipathy towards the Trump administration, has announced that she will headline an event scheduled opposite the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, D.C. this April 29th.

Entitled “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” the show’s proceeds will reportedly be donated to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Something good came out of this executive order: $900,000 raised to rebuild the Islamic Ctr in Victoria, Texas (yes, Texas, Eliseo) with signs posted that say things like “We Love You, Please Rebuild,” and “Victoria Accepts All”!!!


ALSO, other good news – NY Times just printed that Trump is going to keep Obama’s protections for LGBT workers after all.


I honestly don’t think Bannon will ever come remotely close to realizing his full agenda. He’s much like a more disheveled form of Karl Rove who has come back for an encore. Unfortunately for him, and his buddy Trump, they have aroused such widespread and powerful opposition from so many corners that what comes next isn’t going to be some kind of “alt-light” right-wing triumph over liberalism, but instead a reinvigorated progressive movement with a fire lit under it that won’t stop until he and his ilk are behind bars in prison, among many other reforms of our political, economic, and justice systems.

What is below is long but worthwhile.

How to Build an Autocracy
The preconditions are present in the U.S. today. Here’s the playbook Donald Trump could use to set the country down a path toward illiberalism.
David Frum


Whenever Trump stumbles into some kind of trouble, he reacts by picking a divisive fight. The morning after The Wall Street Journal published a story about the extraordinary conflicts of interest surrounding Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, Trump tweeted that flag burners should be imprisoned or stripped of their citizenship. That evening, as if on cue, a little posse of oddballs obligingly burned flags for the cameras in front of the Trump International Hotel in New York. Guess which story dominated that day’s news cycle?

Civil unrest will not be a problem for the Trump presidency. It will be a resource. Trump will likely want not to repress it, but to publicize it—and the conservative entertainment-outrage complex will eagerly assist him. Immigration protesters marching with Mexican flags; Black Lives Matter demonstrators bearing antipolice slogans—these are the images of the opposition that Trump will wish his supporters to see. The more offensively the protesters behave, the more pleased Trump will be.

Calculated outrage is an old political trick, but nobody in the history of American politics has deployed it as aggressively, as repeatedly, or with such success as Donald Trump. If there is harsh law enforcement by the Trump administration, it will benefit the president not to the extent that it quashes unrest, but to the extent that it enflames more of it, ratifying the apocalyptic vision that haunted his speech at the convention.

“The United States and the world seem to be descending, by the day or even the hour, into an abyss of chaos and evil. We urge people of goodwill everywhere, people of every faith and none, to join in mass invocation of the Powers of Light, that they may overcome the forces of darkness. In particular we urge you to use the Great Invocation, given to humanity at the time of the Full Moon in April 1945. Please recite it every day, or several times a day, whenever you remember the danger we face.

From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men
Let Light descend on Earth.
From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men
May Christ return to Earth.
From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.
From the center which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power
restore the Plan on Earth.”

Buckeye: You are right on; has awoken the sleeping giant within humanity.

The Bizarre Far-Right Billionaire Behind Trump’s Presidency


Robert Mercer is part of a new class of billionaires, along with the Koch brothers for example, who’ve used the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which allows for unlimited amounts of cash contributions in US elections, to set up their own powerful political infrastructures that today they rival that of the two major parties.

The fuel behind Mercer’s influence, along with most of the top activist billionaires in America, is the absurd sums of money he accrues at the investment company he runs, Renaissance Technologies, based on Long Island, New York.

Its famed Medallion fund is one of the most successful hedge funds in investing history, averaging 72 percent returns before fees over more than 20 years, a statistic that baffles analysts, and outranks the profitability of other competing funds, like the ones George Soros and Warren Buffet run.

In 2015, Mercer had single-handedly catapulted Cruz to the front of the Republican field, throwing more than $13 million into a super PAC he created for the now failed candidate.

But with the Trump campaign faltering and struggling for support, there’s a second chance for the Mercers to make a big bet. The Trump campaign is well aware of this. In fact, sources within Mercer’s super PAC would later tell Bloomberg news that moments after Cruz drops out of the race, Ivanka Trump and her wealthy developer husband, Jared Kushner, approach the Mercers, asking if they’d be willing to shift their support behind Trump. The answer is an eventual but resounding yes.

In the months leading up to Trump’s presidential win, the Mercers would prove a formidable force. Beginning after the disastrous Republican convention in July, they would furnish the Trump campaign not only with millions of dollars but with new leadership.

But they would furnish him with something more: a vast network of non profits, strategists, media companies, research institutions and super PACs that they themselves funded, and largely controlled.

With the Mercer family in the picture, the post-convention shake-up starts to make sense. Take Steve Bannon. He and Robert Mercer have been close for years. And Mercer is a top investor in Breitbart news, where Bannon was chief editor. Mercer’s also funded a number of Bannon’s media projects.

Kellyanne Conway also comes out of this network. Before becoming co manager of Trump’s campaign, she headed up operations for Robert Mercer’s super PAC when it was supporting Ted Cruz.

Deputy campaign manager David Bossie was president of Citizens United before joining the campaign, an organization Mercer has heavily funded since at least 2010.

Cambridge Analytica, the mysterious data mining firm that received grudging praise after predicting the race’s outcome more accurately than any other polling company, is also heavily funded by Robert Mercer, and was employed by the Cruz campaign before Mercer switched over to Trump.

In fact, the Mercers’ political infrastructure is so entrenched, that Rebekah Mercer herself sits on the 16 person executive committee of Trump’s transition team.

The web of connections Mercer’s built over the last decade is vast and complex. It includes efforts to dismantle tax law and weaken the IRS; it’s about funding quack scientists and conspiracy theorists who blame the government for, among other things, playing a role in the San Bernadino massacre and of colluding with the United Nations in using climate change as an excuse to implement environmental laws meant to depopulate America’s midwest.


Robert Mercer
July 11, 1946
San Jose CA

Angellight, I’m curious, what website did you take that quote from? I couldn’t find it.

I do think we need to be careful about ascribing evil to others. For them, they may be following a line which they believe, at their core, is the best step to take because they are held by extremely strong ideological thought forms (system is bad, must wreck it) or visions of being heroes to some group. So, their motive may be “good” from that perspective, while being very personalty based.

The events underway are definitely causing chaos, but they are also an opportunity for many people to clarify their thinking and to apply discrimination to choose a higher right. Many people just go along unthinkingly and don’t know the *why* of it. That makes for weak links that break under strain. As you wrote, people using goodwill is the key. Bridge builders.


Ascribing evil to others could be based on their actions. It someone cruelly hurts another person, regardless if the perpetrator believes he is justified, the action is still evil.

We need to stop the madness of giving okay to people who behave in awful ways toward others, because “at their core their extremely strong ideological thought form or visions of being heroes….” This is crazy and dangerous to a society. Hilter and his folks also had strong convictions.

Generally speaking, when I hear “extremely strong ideological” anything, I want that person or group to get professional help, and not be set loose on society.

“With thanks to Christine Karlsen
Definitely worth reading:
Thoughtful perspective:
From Heather Richardson, professor of History at Boston College:
“I don’t like to talk about politics on Facebook– political history is my job, after all, and you are my friends– but there is an important non-partisan point to make today.
What Bannon is doing, most dramatically with last night’s ban on immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries– is creating what is known as a “shock event.”
Such an event is unexpected and confusing and throws a society into chaos. People scramble to react to the event, usually along some fault line that those responsible for the event can widen by claiming that they alone know how to restore order.
When opponents speak out, the authors of the shock event call them enemies. As society reels and tempers run high, those responsible for the shock event perform a sleight of hand to achieve their real goal, a goal they know to be hugely unpopular, but from which everyone has been distracted as they fight over the initial event. There is no longer concerted opposition to the real goal; opposition divides along the partisan lines established by the shock event.
Last night’s Executive Order has all the hallmarks of a shock event. It was not reviewed by any governmental agencies or lawyers before it was released, and counterterrorism experts insist they did not ask for it. People charged with enforcing it got no instructions about how to do so. Courts immediately have declared parts of it unconstitutional, but border police in some airports are refusing to stop enforcing it.
Predictably, chaos has followed and tempers are hot.
My point today is this: unless you are the person setting it up, it is in no one’s interest to play the shock event game. It is designed explicitly to divide people who might otherwise come together so they cannot stand against something its authors think they won’t like.
I don’t know what Bannon is up to– although I have some guesses– but because I know Bannon’s ideas well, I am positive that there is not a single person whom I consider a friend on either side of the aisle– and my friends range pretty widely– who will benefit from whatever it is.
If the shock event strategy works, though, many of you will blame each other, rather than Bannon, for the fallout. And the country will have been tricked into accepting their real goal.
But because shock events destabilize a society, they can also be used positively. We do not have to respond along old fault lines. We could just as easily reorganize into a different pattern that threatens the people who sparked the event.
A successful shock event depends on speed and chaos because it requires knee-jerk reactions so that people divide along established lines. This, for example, is how Confederate leaders railroaded the initial southern states out of the Union.
If people realize they are being played, though, they can reach across old lines and reorganize to challenge the leaders who are pulling the strings. This was Lincoln’s strategy when he joined together Whigs, Democrats, Free-Soilers, anti-Nebraska voters, and nativists into the new Republican Party to stand against the Slave Power.
Five years before, such a coalition would have been unimaginable. Members of those groups agreed on very little other than that they wanted all Americans to have equal economic opportunity. Once they began to work together to promote a fair economic system, though, they found much common ground. They ended up rededicating the nation to a “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”
Confederate leaders and Lincoln both knew about the political potential of a shock event. As we are in the midst of one, it seems worth noting that Lincoln seemed to have the better idea about how to use it.”

Suji: Google Steve Bannon likes darkness. You will find many articles on his interview in which he said this. Anyone who says they like darkness, dark Vader and Satan are implying to me anyway that they are evil. There are Satanists in this world. They have churches. We have to stop being in denial that these people exist.

“Here’s a nifty trick: Text your Zip Code to 520-200-2223 and you’ll get a text back with the names and numbers of your federal and state reps and senators. Easy way to get the numbers into your phone for repeated use. Put them into your phone’s address book
Please spread this around, so everyone knows!!”

Some thoughts re DT & Ronald Reagan and DT & Steve Bannon.

Some commentators have suggested that DT might end up projecting like Ronald Reagan (a man now revered by a large segment of the US population). From the comparative synastry of the charts of both with the USA Sibley chart, this seems (to me, at least) unlikely.

DT’s composite USA Sibley chart is unrelently dark with hard angles: squares, oppositions, conjunctions (there is one close sextile: his Saturn at 23 Can 48 with USA Neptune at 22 Vir 25). By contrast, RR’s composite USA chart has two very prominent & powerful trines: his Jupiter (13 Scor 44) with USA Sun (13 Cancer 19); and his Pluto (26 Gem 05) with USA Moon (27 Acq 10). These trines really seem to be the sugar that made his bad stuff go down. Fortunately for us, there seems (from my view) to be zero sugar-coating in the DT-USA chart. So, as they say, he is NO Ronald Reagan.

One of the major difficult (and potentially very dark) aspects in the DT-USA is his Mars (26 Leo 47) opposition USA Moon (27 Acq 10) — essentially his power versus the American people. This suggests potential coercion and oppression with great antagonism. Then also there is the manipulative, intense and violent DT Venus (25 Can 44)/Saturn (23 Can 48) conjunction opposite the USA Pluto (27 Cap 33).

Scary as these aspects are in the DT-USA chart, the power of them seems deeply magnified with the overlay of Steve Bannon’s chart. SB’s Pluto (25 Leo 01) conjoins DT’s Mars (26 Leo 47) creating a wildly intense power-hungry symbiosis, opposing the USA Moon, and also inconjunct the USA Pluto. This not only greatly intensifies the DT Mars opposition USA Moon, it also adds significantly to the dark instability of the DT Ven/Sat opposition to the USA Pluto.

It just all seems too creepy. But hopefully too obvious as well??

A noon chart for Mercer has a Sun/Saturn midpoint at 114°48′. It’s opposite point would be 294°48′.

The day I think may take trump down, Jan 13, 2020, has transit Sun at 294°42′, transit Saturn at 294°42′, and transit Pluto at 294°45′.

Another right winger joins trump, the republican party, trump jr. who has secondary progressed Mars (in longitude) on his papa’s Saturn and in opposition to those powerful transits, and Joni Patry in getting hammered on that day.

Add Bannon to the unholy mix getting the axe on Jan 13, 2020. His secondary progressed Neptune will be at 204°47′ – squared by the transiting merciless three.

“Trump top policy advisor Steve Bannon (Breitbart News), who recently told the media to Keep your mouth Shut, and wants to bring the establishment down, is actually in the process of doing it. Watch must see Amy Goodman’s 10 minute share the truth about Breitbart News and Steve Bannon ~ 12 minute video / ”


Facing Decades in Prison, Climate Activist Says We Have ‘No Choice But Direct Action’

Ken Ward’s trial said to have ‘far-reaching implications for the widening pipeline protest movement and the intensifying crackdown against it’


I notice that the eclipse on August 21, 2017 is right on Trump’s Asc., that Mars (violence) will be transiting his 12th (hidden) house, Saturn (loss) will be conjunct his Moon, Uranus (surprise!) will be trine his Asc., Neptune (secrets, dissolution) will be trine the US Sun. That’s my cherry-picking on this particular eclipse. Not predicting anything, because these aspects could take all kinds of forms. But isn’t that interesting. Apologies if this is redundant to any previous post.

For anyone who might be wondering (and for the multitudes who couldn’t care less, HA!), my screen name cimbalok isn’t a fancy-schmancy spelling of “symbolic”, but the Slovak word for “little dulcimer”.

Looks like Mercer is going to be dealing with a Pluto-Sun opposition soon, roughly around the same time Trump will be dealing with Pluto opposite his Saturn. He, his family and all their “dark money” are likely going to be exposed around this time for their prominent role in backing Trump.

Billionaires like the Mercers, Kochs, etc have never been more powerful and influential during any period in American history. But as Pluto moves into the later degreeshe of Capricorn, sign of corporations and the wealthy elites, we start to see their corrupt–and corrupting–behavior exposed so it can be dealt with.

Bob, I need to learn my degrees. You said first basically what I said. I nod to you, good sir.

We should of course stand up for and stay firm in support of truth and for humanity. Those in power right now are a serious threat to policy positions we who are liberals hold dear, including climate change issues for the world.
Yet, people can do serious harm to others and to our very planet, cause chaos and damage without *necessarily* being “evil”. They have to have deliberately chosen to act counter to what their “higher self” has indicated they ought. And there are some, like Hitler, who was “used” by Darkness.
Do any of us know what inner conversations with their consciences those in power have had? They may well be used *despite themselves* in positive ways in the end. I’m not saying to let them run roughshod over America’s higher values, but there may be more going on ( being engineered in a higher sense) than we know.

Suji, with all due respect, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, there is a high probability it is a duck of one variety or another. Its that politically correct language from the left that gives many people a pass, when common sense would dictate otherwise, that has given the tolerant left a bad name from a political point of view.
Now, I get what you are saying from a theoretic spiritual point of view, however, even Scot Peck in his book, ‘People of the Lie’ used the term Evil for some, and gave a very cogent thoughtful reason why he chose that term.

I agree ‘extremely strong ideological thought forms’ can be very very dangerous, we know for sure that the crazy jihadists who will plough down people with trucks and the likes really believe that what they are doing is right, beliefs are the problem and this is from all sides. Just believeing something is good and right certainly doesn’t mean it’s very very wrong contracted thinking leading to a lot of harm!

If you see the Buddha then kill Buddha is a saying I have always ascribed to….

Kill the Buddha I meant

BuckeyeShadow & Bob…Am I correct in assuming that the Mercers are going down. And is it possible they will hit the skids before 2020? I ask because there is a fierce battle being waged in my neck of the woods regarding a small and beloved park. Rebekah Mercer is one of several who is the power behind erecting a building in our park and using 100 million taxpayer dollars to do so. We’re told over and over that it is a done deal so a shake-up in their circumstances would be welcome news if it puts a stop to the harm they do.

Dear M…This explains it all:
The Billionnaire Who Saved Donald Trump
“Why Orwell’s ‘1984’ matters so much now” https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/why-orwells-1984-matters-so-much-now/2017/01/25/3cf81964-e313-11e6-a453-19ec4b3d09ba_story.html?tid=ptv_rellink&utm_term=.3cb5062922c2

Thank you Patty…these people are such a menace. Can’t even connect with their thinking.

M., I won’t try and speak for Bob–I love reading his thoughts and contributions on all of this too–but without knowing R. Mercer’s chart, I do think her other half at least is going to run into some “very strong headwinds.” This around the same time Trump himself endures what will likely be the most devastating losses of his lifetime (Pluto Opposition Saturn), whatever they may be. I do agree with Bob that Trump very likely loses the Presidency by this time. The nature of the aspect also suggests devestating losses that impact the structures and underpinnings of his life in some way. He could lose his company and most if not nearly all of his assets, if it is revealed that he was indeed compromised and compensated by Putin. His family (Saturn in Cancer) could also be impacted in some major way. Maybe Melania files for divorce against him and takes him to the cleaners (though I’m sure he signed a prenup?). If it happens while he is still POTUS, it would nonetheless be unprecedented and a major embarrassment for a sitting president, as well as a massive scandal and sensationalized distraction.

Back to the Mercers though, It’s not uncommon for spouses to be facing similar hard aspects around the same time, particularly if they are in an enduring relationship.

I would say in any case to resist her with all of your might. The worst thing we can do now is to avoid standing up to these people. Their support from Pluto is only for a time, and though they seem overwhelmingly influential and powerful at the moment, while Pluto is in Capricorn, they always overplay their hand and leave themseves exposed in ways that lead to their undoing.

Also, it is much better for us, and worse for them, for any fight with them to be going on as Pluto leaves Capricorn and ingresses into Aquarius.

If the wealthy elites like the Mercers were smart enough to and humble enough to follow their history and astrology, they would realize too that they will not hold power forever, and that such blatant abuses of it while they wield it will most assuredly lead to their eposure and downfall, one from which they will never recover. If this sounds like a warning for them, it is one, from the anals of history and astrological time.

BuckeyeShadow and Bob…

Gee. 2020 is SO FAR AWAY…I mean, it hasn’t even been 2 weeks yet and so much has happened! I hope we can hold on until then!

I am happy to see many new voices with much to contribute! Thank you!

Thank you BuckeyeShadow, that is a wonderful and thoughtful answer, very much appreciated. Is it 2020 when Pluto ingresses into Aquarius. A remarkable fight has been waged considering the forces aligned against us, even city officials, including the very city council rep for my district. The entire situation is shocking. We have managed to hire a lawyer who is good and has experience in matters such as these. The irony is the park is named after Teddy Roosevelt and features the Margaret Mead Green, two well-known conservationists. And…to erect the bldg., they will have to cut down and destroy trees. Truly boggles the mind.

BarbK – I appreciated everything you wrote. That was very helpful! The healthy outcomes – yeah –
I believe it!

My Ripley user name is actually from the heroine of Aliens – Lt. Ellen Ripley – who stayed woke and lead the way.


M, just curious – what is the purported purpose of the building?


“Civil unrest will not be a problem for the Trump presidency. It will be a resource. Trump will likely want not to repress it, but to publicize it—and the conservative entertainment-outrage complex will eagerly assist him. Immigration protesters marching with Mexican flags; Black Lives Matter demonstrators bearing antipolice slogans—these are the images of the opposition that Trump will wish his supporters to see. The more offensively the protesters behave, the more pleased Trump will be.

Calculated outrage is an old political trick, but nobody in the history of American politics has deployed it as aggressively, as repeatedly, or with such success as Donald Trump. If there is harsh law enforcement by the Trump administration, it will benefit the president not to the extent that it quashes unrest, but to the extent that it enflames more of it, ratifying the apocalyptic vision that haunted his speech at the convention.”

Sadly, I admit to having very similar thoughts on this matter. Trump is masterful puppet-master, a lethally-skillful manipulator and promoter.

Astounding history we are witnessing.

A supposedly interactive science bldg., for kids as well as more office space but really to have a bldg.. that a particular millionaire can slap his name on. There’s already a Natural History Museum and a Earth Space & Science Museum (which houses a planetarium) in the park, both of which provide plenty of activity for kids. And, it is thought there are many locations in the city that would love to have this building as an annex. The annex idea comes from the Metropolitan Museum and The Frick Museum who wanted to expand but compromised when the community objected. Adding that bldg to the proposed area, aside from eating up a chunk of space and a loss of trees, would increase the foot traffic in an already very crowded area, not to mention the pollution, from all the building and which would shut down the park and the Sunday fresh market for 3 years. It’s a sweet but small park, only 4 city blocks wide.


A very happy, albeit belated Solar Return to you. Thank you for all you contribute here.

M., 2023 is when Pluto first moves into Aquarius (March 23, 2023), although it will retrograde back into Capricorn twice before moving into Aquarius for good. The first ingress in 2023 doesn’t even make it past 0 Aquarius before going retrograde and slipping back into Capricorn in June, but nonetheless there should still be a noticeable, if temporary, shift in the power dynamic energy of the times. Maybe even enough for the elites to really freak out, thinking they’ve suddenly lost control against a surging tide of public action of some kind.

After that, Pluto won’t return to Aquarius for the rest of 2023, but it does re-enter in January 2024. It exits Aquarius one more time on September 1, 2024, and reenters for good on November 19, 2024.

Basically, every time Pluto goes back into Capricorn from 2023 to 2024, we’ll see the elites and corporations try to clamp down harder on the people in some way, only for the people to push back just as hard when it moves forward again into Aquarius, sort of like an ongoing tug-of-war. But, unfortunately for the elites, the momentum will shift decisively into the hands of the people by the end of 2024.

In some sense, it will be similar to the dramatic shift between energies of expansion (Sag/Jupiter) and collapse (Cap/Saturn) that took place during 2008 as Pluto dipped briefly into Capricorn before retrograding one last time into Sagittarius, leading to the final massive push we saw during the summer months to sprawl, build, and expand as much as possible, up until the crash that occurred as Pluto made its way back into Capricorn for the duration.

I know 2023 seems like so far away right now, but look at it this way: we are a little more than seven years away from the first ingress. Indeed, a lot can happen in that time, but none of it looks good for Trump, Bannon, and their associates over the long-haul. Even when they do enjoy victories, they’ll be short lived ones that won’t even matter to anyone 10 years from now. We’ll be in a completely different place from where we are now by 2027.

The only thing Steve Bannon will see is all of his warped hopes and dreams swept aside and disregarded like a broom taken to dust and dirt on a front porch on the first warm day of spring.

Thank you BuckeyeShadow, it helps that there is hope for the future. It may not save our park, but then I do believe in miracles and this group never expected any opposition at all as it was all arranged in secret, as typical of these types, but they are being faced with push back and hey, who knows.

Thought provoking
What do y’all think of this article? I think it beings up several points worthy of discussion !

Curiouser and Curiouser! Just erected a chart for the creation of the Supreme Court instituted by our Congress on Sept. 24th 1789. I did it for 12 noon.

Natal Sun at 2 Libra now being opposed by transiting Mars and Moon.

Natal Chiron at 29 Gemini now being opposed by transiting Saturn and Juno combined with transiting Venus squaring the same.

Transiting Mercury at 17 Cap. now squaring Natal Mercury/Neptune of natal chart at 21/22 Libra and opposing natal Mars at 24 Cancer of said chart with Transiting Uranus at 21 Aries forming a cardinal T-Square to that whole tangle, with Transiting Jupiter very close by at 23 Libra.

Not rocket science that these be troubled times for the court and the nation.

Ascendant for this noon day chart is very close to the US Ascendant, Sibly Chart.

God Help us!


The Cardinal “T” will have a unique impact on each of us personally and also collectively as seen in the USA horoscope. Sudden change, upheaval, dynamic adjustments and realignments lie ahead. 2017 Eclipses and powerful Super Moon lunations will also play a starring role in our lives. Fasten your seatbelts!

Jupiter square Pluto:
Oct. 2016 – Sept. 2017:
Three hits: Nov. 24, 2016; March 30, 2017; Aug, 4, 2017

Jupiter opposite Uranus:
Nov. 2016 – Nov. 2017:
Three hits: Dec. 26, 2016; March 3, 2017; Sept, 28, 2017

Uranus semi-square Neptune:
June 2016 – April 2021:
Five hits: Aug. 11, 2017; Oct. 7, 2017; June 16, 2018; Dec. 15, 2018; May 2, 2019

Saturn Trine Uranus:
December 2016 – November 2017:
Three hits: December 24, 2016; May 18, 2017; November 11, 2017

Major fiscal impacts to the USA at large & to each of us personally:

Uranus in Aries conjoins the USA’s birth chart Pluto in Capricorn (27 degrees Cardinal) on June 16, 2017 and again on September 23, 2017.

The Final hit is on April 1, 2018. The USA’s secondary-progressed VENUS of finance is 27 degrees Aries in square to Pluto.

SCOTUS first convenes.

From the Record: U.S. Supreme Court first convened by ceremony, at 1:00 p.m. LAT, lower Broad Street, New York City. [Source: New York Law Review, March 1940.]

The Supreme Court was scheduled to meet for the first time on Feb 1, 1790, in the Royal Exchange Building on New York’s Broad Street. Because three of the newly appointed justices couldn’t make it, the meeting was delayed until Feb. 2.

Supreme Court schedules first session, Feb. 1, 1790

By ANDREW GLASS | 2/1/12 4:26 AM EST

“On this day in 1790, the Supreme Court was scheduled to meet for the first time in the Royal Exchange Building on New York’s Broad Street. Because three of the newly appointed justices couldn’t make it, the meeting was delayed until Feb. 2. It took 145 years for the court to find a permanent site.”


Saturn transits to SCOTUS chart

Natal and Precessed


Thank you’s for the birthday wishes.

And Shadow’s amazing posts need no parroting by me. Good stuff!

“In Case It Wasn’t Clear Yet, Steve Bannon Is Our President”
If Donald Trump has shown anything during his first eleven days in office, it’s that he’s a coward with no ideas of his own, who is more than happy to be a puppet for the true president of the United States: Steve Bannon.

Reuters orders reporters to cover Trump like an authoritarian regime (like Turkey, Egypt, Thailand…): Expect ‘physical threats’


patty – that gq piece is just devastating.

Does anyone one think that all this “Bannon is really the president” will get to Trump? That he won’t be able to take the fact that a lot of people think that Bannon is pulling his strings? I think that if this is said enough, he is going to have a hissy fit and eventually get rid of Bannon. Bannon helped Trump become president, but I don’t think Trump has any sense of loyalty to anyone but himself.

I think I read during the campaign that Trump said he wanted someone else to do the work of being president. He just seemed to want to be around for the “hail to the chief” walk and take the credit. So he has Bannon to do the work?
The central concern for me has been how totalitarian is this going to be? I don’t think Trump by himself can do it. There was a good Vox article saying that Trump acts from intuition, not “evil genius,” because his personality disorder prevents him from being a genius (that is, knowing things) or having follow-through. What worried me was that he would team up with someone evil who could act, which he appears to have done. And what worries me most is whether they get a military/militia organization to do their bidding.

The end of the Vox article makes me a little hopeful, but I don’t think this article addresses Bannon. (It was “Is Trump an evil genius?” but I can’t find it now to link to it.)

M, Check this;

Birnbaum was part of committee that won the fight with The Frick.


Thank you Ja. The lawyer that’s been hired, Michael Hiller, was part of the process that changed the plans for the Frick, if I remember correctly. He also successfully litigated against the Metropolitan Museum. Below is a little more info about him. He says he has several approaches he’s going to take which gives me hope.

“Michael is the founding and managing principal of Hiller, PC. He has built a career on fighting for his clients against large institutions, multi-national corporations, and state and local governments. And he has enjoyed extraordinary success.”

He brought a challenge against the Trustees of the New York Public Library who had a “a development plan that threatened to disfigure the Central Branch of the New York Public Library, close two satellite branches, and exile more than 3 Million of its books to New Jersey. After 10 months of litigation against one of New York’s largest and most respected law firms, Michael persuaded the trustees to abandon their plan and restore all of the books to the Central Branch. In a case of national importance, involving a National and City Landmark, Michael obtained precisely the result HPC’s clients demanded. And he won in less than a year.”


Federal judge halts application of executive order to those from the 7 countries that have valid work visas. Judgement doesn’t mention refugees, tourists or others with non-immigrant visas. This is national not applicable just to a state.


Another example of Trump at work; imagine if this is how he treats America’s ‘friends’, we know for sure he does not give a toss for anyone or anything but himself.

‘Worst call by far’: Conversation between Malcolm Turnbull and Donald Trump revealed


Big wins for D’s in Iowa in special election last night..


Here’s another article about Trump’s behaviour towards the U.S.’s ally, Australia.


Steve Judd with his February predictions…he is pretty worried about the end up Feb, what with the mars/uranus/jupiter aspects and the eclipse (I hope I’m accurate about what he said – it’s something close to this).

Feb. 28 is Mardi Gras here in NOLA. I don’t tend to participate and am now definitely sitting this one out after hearing Judd’s forecast.


The Aug 21 solar eclipse will be right on the true body position of Bannons natal and progressed Plutos.


Progressed natal Pluto: 150°03′.

Sharon K — Judd pointed out that the Uranus Mars conjunction in Aries would be joined by Eris, all of whom are opposite Jupiter.
To answer your question from weeks ago — yes, I’m a March 28 person.

Sharon K — re Mardi Gras — fat Tuesday — Judd’s forecast for Feb for Aries said about the end of Feb (and the energies in general): “Flow with the go.”

Sad to miss Mardi Gras — I used to play in the orchestra of the opera house in Venice, Italy, and that night was the best night of all because we were allowed to play jokes on everyone. “Carnevale: ogni scherzo vale” (“carneval: every joke is good.”) — and we DID, during the performance!
I wonder if Carnevale this year is, metaphorically for us, a time of letting loose before an imposed Lent that might follow?

The good, evasive and very bad answers Betsy DeVos gave to questions from Democrats about education

Washington Post

Technically, the Democrats on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions asked a total of 837 questions to Betsy DeVos, the Michigan billionaire tapped by President Trump to be education secretary, after her poor performance

The natal configuration below says a lot about Bannon’s expression of a twisted psyche. His choice.

His natal Mars/Saturn midpoint 204°04′. His natal Neptune at 203°50′ is on it.

Both are squared by the powerful Sun, Saturn, and Pluto transits on January 13, 2020.

Thanks for responding, Fierywoman. According to the BD book – March 28 people are supposed to have a lot of innocence. Playing music with the Venice Opera House orchestra sounds like a lovely, amazing experience, especially during Carnival which sounds like it was great fun. I must be an old fogey but, after 13 yrs living in NOLA, it doesn’t interest me so much. Of course, the parades start about 3 wks in advance & keep coming each weekend, so maybe I’ll go to one this year. Meanwhile, let’s flow with the go and may all beings be happy, healthy, peaceful, loving, and loved. Judd did make the point that if people are protesting, maybe don’t join them at this time and to stay away from confrontation.

Well, Trump’s military strike in Yemen was apparently originally rejected by the Obama adminstration and is a screw-up; violence and fighting took place at Berkely today in order to shut down Milos Yiannopoulos speech, and it worked; and the people living at the camp at Standing Rock were evicted today.

House Republicans Vote To Overturn Rule Protecting Waterways From Mining



The Trump administration’s political rhetoric with Iran is just beginning to heat up…….

Trump Administration ‘Officially Putting Iran On Notice’, Says Michael Flynn

National security adviser issues statement in response to recent Iranian actions as expert warns the White House ‘could stumble into war’



As mentioned; the aspects coming up mid to late Feb could set the agenda for a major confrontation between the US and Iran……..

Posted on January 11th, 2017 at 4:27 am

Feb 10/11 Lunar Eclipse at 22 ’28 Leo.

Points of contact to Donald Trumps natal chart.

1) First and foremost; the lunar eclipses’ sextile -trine to Trump’s Moon-Sun degrees at 21 ’12 Sag – 22 ’55 Gemni.

2) The eclipse’s sextile – trine to tr. Jupiter (23 ’06 Libra) and semi-sextile – quincunx to Donald Trump’s natal Saturn (23 ’49 Cancer).

3) The eclipse’s wider orb t square to Donald Trump’s natal MC (24 ’22 Taurus) and Mars (26 ’47 Leo).

One of the charts often used for Iran, the defining moment that characterizes modern Iran of today is the day victory was proclaimed in the islamic revolution, following the overthrow of the Shah. Here’s the chart:


Amazingly, the lunar eclpse precisely opposes the February 11, 1979 iran chart’s Sun (22 ’01 Aquarius) in close t square to Iran’s natal Uranus (20 ’55 Scorpio) and sextile natal Pluto (19 ’06).

One can’t imagine a more perfect day for a diversionary tactic fight with Iran. There’s just one small problem involved in this though. What if Iran decides to retaliate with its modest nuclear arsenal. A “dirty” bomb detonated in NYC perhaps? For reasons stated earlier, I have reason to believe the February 22nd Mars-Pluto square (18 Aries – Capr.) could be a black day in American history with its direct hits to the US progressed Mars -progressed chiron opposition (17 Aries – 18 Libra) and Iran’s April 1, ’79 charts natal Pluto (18 Libra) with Iran’s natal Venus (3 Pisces) conjunct Tr. Sun/ South Node at the Mars-Pluto midpoint.

The shock of it all; the absolute disregard of rules that have defined the way Congress has conducted business for decades, and the way that disregard (by Trump et al) has politicians and news people aghast, speaks to the placement of the natal U.S. Saturn (14+ Libra) which symbolizes conformity. The natal U.S. Saturn in the 10th house squares the U.S. natal Sun (13+ Cancer) which symbolizes consciousness.

Trump’s natal Chiron (symbol of wounding and symbol of healing) is conjunct his natal Juno (symbol of partnership that is not equal) both at 14+ Libra. This natal conjunction of Trump’s to the U.S. natal Saturn was greatly influenced by the transit of Pluto in Capricorn squaring this degree of Libra during much of 2015 an 2016, and was also the degree where trans. Pluto stationed direct on September 26, 2016. The pressure was building, this ruthless Pluto energy, but on an unconscious level.

Much of what we read and hear about Trump’s actions during these past 12 days has to do with that Pluto’s transit and station which squared the U.S. Saturn because . . . .

. . the present position of transiting Mercury has recently passed over that same degree (14+ Capricorn) 3 times before actually making his exact conjunction with transiting Pluto last Sunday, December 29, or 9 days after the Inauguration of Pres. Trump. Mercury is a trickster.

We have also just recently been under another astral influence, that of a trine between trans. Saturn and trans. Uranus (the 1st of 3 on Christmas Eve) who have nothing in common with each other except their rulership of the sign of Aquarius.

A few weeks before that transiting trine took place, transiting Saturn (17+ Sagittarius) had opposed Trump’s natal Uranus (17+ Gemini). Perhaps at that time, Trump was unconsciously driven to assault all that conformity which Saturn symbolizes.

As the transiting trine between Saturn and Uranus begins to separate, yet another kind of energy is taking precedence. Transiting Pluto, having reached 17+ Capricorn (square Trump’s Libra Jupiter and quincunx his Uranus in Gemini) was finally joined by transiting Mercury 2 days after a New Moon in Aquarius (ruled by Saturn and Uranus who don’t agree on anything normally), a New Moon which was trine the U.S. natal Uranus in Gemini.

That U.S. Uranus, always full of surprises, caught Trump off guard (Aquarius NM was quincunx his natal Venus in Cancer.)

The resulting Ping-Pong effect of the Aquarius NM pattern is deceptively complex, perhaps because of Confusing Neptune’s conjunction with Pallas the Strategist. For example, the NM Chiron at 22+ Pisces squared Trump’s Sun in Gemini exactly, and opposed the U.S. Neptune in Virgo exactly.

NM Chiron was conjunct NM Venus and they were trine (extremely supportive) NM Vesta who was conjunct the U.S. Mercury in Cancer.

In addition, NM Chiron-Venus in Pisces was square (challenge) NM Saturn in Sagittarius who was sextile (in accord) NM Jupiter in Libra who was opposite (requiring balance) NM Eris and her companions Uranus and Ceres in Aries, and they all squared the NM Vesta WHO WAS CONJUNCT THE U.S. MERCURY IN CANCER. Hence all the politicians and news people are shocked by what the Trump administration is doing on a daily basis.

Now, trans Uranus (+ Eris and Ceres) in the recent New Moon chart is still in orb of a trine to trans. Saturn, but their (Uranus-Eris-Ceres) challenging squares to NM Vesta (conjunct U.S. Mercury who sextiles U.S. Neptune and opposes U.S. Pluto) is to me what represents the thorn of contention and what makes the dynamic of change (dissent) so active during this New Moon period.

Bit by bit change will come and it will be revealed by so many New Moons, eclipses, cycles and transiting aspects which will baffle many but not astrologers. The astrologers see it coming and that makes the turmoil easier to understand and bear up under.

P.S. The conjunction between Saturn and Uranus in 1988 (the 3rd of 3) took place at 27+ Sagittarius, where the Galactic Center is located. At that time the Moon (the People) was conjunct the U.S. natal Pluto (the Power) at 27+ Capricorn.

Also at that time Vesta was at 17+ Libra, where Trump’s natal Jupiter is and trans. Pluto (+ Mercury 4 days ago) is square that 1988 Vesta in the Saturn-Uranus cycle chart. Vesta symbolizes unswerving focus, dedication to service and transmuting karma through dharma. She binds people together in a common belief.



The 2020 Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto Synods

With Ceres, Mars and Pallas

Saturn’s Retrogrades 2014-2020


Saturn Conjunct Pluto In Capricorn, January 12, 2020 – Stellium

There should be no vote on Gorsuch’s nomination until Trump’s legitimacy as a president is established.

Which means the Senate intelligence committee and FBI must first conclude that Russian operatives were not responsible for Trump’s electoral victory, Trump must reveal his taxes and he must put his assets into a blind trust.


As a followup on comment dtd. Jan. 29, 1:27 PM, transiting Vesta will reach the U.S. North Node (6+ Leo) – just past where she stationed retrograde, once the transiting Sun enters the sign of Gemini. The review will be over.

This is the time when trans. retrograde Jupiter will be square the U.S. natal Sun (having been conjunct U.S. Saturn), when trans. retro. Saturn and trans. Uranus (who will square U.S. Pluto) again perfect their trine to each other and trans. Neptune will have just perfected his trine to the U.S Sun while he also is quincunx the U.S. Saturn.

It is also when trans. Ceres will have just completed a conjunction to the U.S natal Uranus and trans. Mars is about to conjunct the U.S. natal Mars, called a Mars Return. That whistling sound you will hear means the water has reached boiling point and it is tea time. It will be May 21st.

2020 & 2021 Trump – Pence

1.12.2020 (SA cnj PL,establishes geopolitical use of power organizations)

Natal Sun 22 Gemini – Trump
Natal Mercury 21 – Pence

. inconjunct

Stellium @ 22 Capricorn – 1.12.2020


4.18.2021 forms YOD

2021 Transiting Neptune 22 Pisces
2020 Stellium @22CP
Natal Sun 22 Gemini – Trump
Natal Mercury 21 Gemini – Pence

Barbk, could you give a non-astrologer a clue about it might mean that Vesta’s review will be over? It is Greek (or auto mechanics or thermodynamics) to me.

1.12.202 (SA cnj PL)

The Power to Hide Truth, Manipulate

su 21cp *
mo 07le
me 22cp *
ve 27aq
ma 05cp
ju 09cp
sa 22cp *
ur 02ta
ne 16pi
pl 22cp *
node 07ca
chiron 01ar
dk lilith 28pi

continued 1.12.2020 (Stellium)


“Corporate Democrats are all for party unity, so long as they’re in charge. Challenge that unity and they’ll rip our throats out. Will that challenge be now, when they’re weaker, or later, when they’ve been made stronger with our help?

I’ll say that more prescriptively. Progressives should be leading in the fight against Trump, not taking a back seat to the Chuck Schumers, Dianne Feinsteins, and yes, Amy Klobuchars of the world. Believe me, the Chuck Schumers of the world, today, are being very careful to make sure that people like Sanders and Warren stay in their place — that they say nothing to discredit corporate Democrats as they attack the Trump regime.”


Oh, the irony….

“In 2016, America Killed Over 24,000 of the Nationals Donald Trump Just Banned

On the other hand, nationals of banned countries killed zero Americans in the last 30 years.”


Marcia, thanks for asking Barb K to explain for those of us who are not nearly as knowledgeable as she.

HECK! Why go to war with your enemies when your friends and allies will do just as well? That’ll show ’em! We’re tough by God! You know for sure our enemies will be shaking in their boots when they see how mean we can be to our allies! By Gum, we can kill anybody!

John McCain Calls Australia’s Ambassador To Clean Up Trump’s Mess


Sen. McCain had to call the Australian ambassador to apologize for Trump’s conversation with their PM. (Trump berated, humiliated, etc. the PM over the phone and then hung up.) McCain reassured and reasserted we were friends, allies, honored their sacrifice and commitment, etc.

I note Mr. DJT also had very harsh words with the president of Mexico. The beginning of a pattern?
How long before the R’s get tired of having to clean up after the messes DJT makes?

Back in the days when I did radio comedy, we would have written and performed an Onion style news story about Trump’s secret plan to have nuclear war with Australia.

No offense, Kiwi in NZ, or any of our Aussie friends. Just emphasizing the dark absurdity.

the biblical ‘pride comes before a fall’ (Prov 16:8) keeps coming to mind as it applies to Trump

“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall” in the New International Version. Some Bible scholars understand this verse to mean that God will discipline pride by causing or allowing events to produce humility in a person, while others simply note that pride produces carelessness that can lead to serious errors.”

oops, should read prov 16:18

Alex I like your post from Robert Reich about 100 day resistance.
During WW2 it was the ‘French Resistance’ that made the difference and which people from many from other countries joined – today I think the American Resistance is essential and, if sustained, that too will be joined by others around the globe.

Eliseo – no offense taken or apology needed – most in this corner of the world see him for what he is – a total arse that has no connection whatsoever to sane americans.

aussie sydney paper cartoon

the latest from Aquarium Age

Eliseo, that would be a very funny skit indeed…Trump bumbling us into a war (I hate the thought of it being nuclear) with our ally, Australia, because, as kiwi said, he’s such an arse.

I heard Bannon talk about admiring Darth Vader several times and got it into my head that portraying him as Darth Vader would be a great skit for SNL, so I wrote to them on their website, suggesting it, as I’m pretty sure they haven’t done it yet. Other SNL actors could portray members of Trump’s administration/cabinet/family portraying the rest of the Star Wars group, such as Melania or Ivanka as princess Lea, Jared as Hans Solo, etc. It could be a really funny skit in the right hands. If they end up doing it, I’ll never know if it was due to my suggestion…but that’s ok with me. I’d be surprised if it wasn’t already in the works anyway.

Alec Baldwin as Trump in front of a huge American flag as in the movie, Patton. ..speaking as I wrote above…”HECK! Why go to war with your enemies …” only elaborated and developed further, i.e. a parody of Patton, but war against our allies.

I’m curious. How clearly and how well do most New Zealanders and Aussies understand that the recent election of Trump was due to an antiquated “quirk” or “glitch” in our system? As you are aware, Trump’s primary opponent received almost 3 million more votes. But how many Down Under folks know that?

The USA under our 1789 constitution is the second oldest continuing democracy. The electoral college seemed like a good idea at the time but…you know the rest.

Eliseo, I think the vast majority of kiwis and aussies are totally mystified at the fine points of American politics – Ive had to explain the mechanics to many who have asked me ‘why?’
That said, I would say a greater percentage of our populations know more about intricacies of international politics than do Americans, even of their own system.
Many in this country also don’t realize just how corrupt things are – nz’ers generally are very honest, aussies not so much.

about that hair …………

Jessica Murray “welcome to the kakistocracy”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has added her name to a growing list of Democrats to denounce Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s chief strategist, as a “white supremacist”—a label she repeatedly used on Thursday to criticize Bannon’s recent appointment to the National Security Council.

“What’s making America less safe is to have a white supremacist named to the National Security Council as a permanent member, while the chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the Director of National Intelligence are told, ‘Don’t call us we’ll call you,'” Pelosi said during her weekly press conference.


Trump wants to repeal the Johnson Rule which forbids ministers and clergy from expressing political opinions in a place of worship.

Here we go. An alt-right “Christian” oligarchy heading our way. And race vs race, class vs class, corporate vs labour, country vs country, and truth vs lie, the Supreme Court vs Democracy. The Russians have won.

A Manchurian Candidate supported by the FBI and maybe the CIA?!!!

Don’t mind me, I’m just depressed today…

Alex, Great Link. Thank You! “No vote on Gorsuch’s nomination until Trump’s legitimacy”
Which means the Senate intelligence committee and FBI must first conclude that Russian operatives were not responsible for Trump’s electoral victory, Trump must reveal his taxes and he must put his assets into a blind trust.

I know the Trump agenda and corporate coup is a jolt for the country but I do wonder about Pluto, which I’ve of course experienced personally. It’s merciless and takes away what is stifling growth. It is representative of the soul and so this suggests that the transformation under Pluto is primarily about that.
So how does that translate to what is happening in this country? What is required of this country at a soul level and how does this major wrecking ball that feels like the wrath of the Hindu Goddess Kali, actually serve us? I’d seriously love to see a discussion about that so that we can move from any sense of victimization to pro-active. In my experience it’s very difficult to gain that perspective in the midst of the destruction, but we can at least try.

Besides transiting points in the charts of trump, Pence, the Republican party, Bannon, and others associated with that gang on January 13, 2020 the stellium sits on the MC of trump’s secondary progressed inauguration chart.


experiencing Pluto personally certainly helps to give perspective, or at least, to impel one to ask the questions. i just watched a very compelling webinar by Steven Forrest: USA birth chart: ripening karma. He doesn’t do forecast, but rather presents info as if he was counseling an individual. I found it helpful to get an overview that goes beyond the drama/trauma that I’m experiencing everyday these days. And I think it’s a call to all to understand the bigger picture and right action. You can rent it on Vimeo. Worthwhile to look at his take on it. Makes me feel less powerless. (not an advertisement; just a suggestion.)

and i would love to discuss it with all on this thread.

What is the country going through?

The Sibly chart progressed Saturn/Neptune midpoint is on it’s natal Saturn. This is a slow changing configuration as it is formed by progressing points.

Marcia and Bailey, thanks for your interest in transiting Vesta’ s retrograde as it relates to the U.S. birth chart, specifically the Sibly version that Nancy uses here. Nobody wants a long comment so late on a thread so a very brief explanation of how I see Vesta herself follows.

She symbolizes a feminine energy in our polarized climate; not a warrior and not a philosopher like most masculine-leaning symbols, but not necessarily nurturing either. She symbolizes the fire within an entity (a person or a country) which could be described as a passion for life. She is charged with keeping that fire burning. She encourages the sense of unity – a person pulled in several directions or a divided country which will feel more whole in her presence.

Transiting Vesta did not station retrograde (appear to reverse course) until well after the U.S. election. By the time she did she was almost conjunct the U.S. North Node, understood to symbolize the path forward, opportunities to advance one’s true purpose. Transiting Vesta then, for the U.S., was going to mean retreat and re-examine where she had been (in relation to the U.S chart) since mid September last year.

Transiting Vesta will go back to 20+ degrees of Cancer, backing up from 5+ Leo where she stationed retrograde. She is right now conjunct the U.S. Mercury (24+ Cancer) who makes aspects to both the U.S. Neptune and U.S. Pluto. Mercury thus holds a strategic position in the U.S. chart by being connected to these 2 outer planets.

By re-examining what was said, thought, broadcasted and printed (Mercury stuff) as far back as September, 2016, it could reveal events that were divisive at the time which might – in hind sight – provide further clarification that could help heal the present divides in the country.

With U.S. Mercury sextile U.S. Neptune it might result in something hidden or disguised that comes to light. With U.S. Mercury opposite U.S. Pluto it could be something about power vs communication that needs further examination.

At last Friday’s New Moon trans. Vesta formed a T-square with the opposition between trans. Jupiter and trans Uranus+ Eris+ Ceres. A clue here might be that Jupiter’s presence suggests expansion or foreign countries and/or people. Jupiter being opposite Eris suggests either a kind of goading into anger or protest or ostracizing; with Uranus (conjunct U.S. Chiron) it could be unexpected and have to do with wounding; with Ceres it could have to do with children without parents, or maybe about nature.

What comes to mind is the native American pipeline story, or the refugees, or the Mexico border wall, or the poisonous water in Flint, Michigan.

The astrology that accompanies trans. Vesta’s return to the U.S. North Node seems to indicate a healing and adjusting time for the U.S. Hope this helps.

(This is shocking)
Dear Friend of The Nation,
When Donald Trump got elected, we swore we’d hold him accountable. Today, in partnership with the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute, we published an important piece of investigative journalism that does just that. As a loyal Nation reader, we want you to be among the first to see it and we hope that you will share it widely.
“Leaked draft of Trump’s religious freedom order, obtained by The Nation, reveals that his administration has sweeping plans to legalize discrimination against LGBTQ people and to further restrict access to contraceptives and abortion for women under the Affordable Care Act.
“The four-page draft order, a copy of which is currently circulating among federal staff and advocacy organizations,” writes journalist Sarah Posner, “construes religious organizations so broadly that it covers ‘any organization, including closely held for-profit corporations,’ and protects ‘religious freedom’ in every walk of life.”

barbk, I really appreciated your explanation! I read all your posts, and often wish for more to understand the astrology.

Re: “Leaked draft of Trump’s religious freedom order. (There will be much more of this: ‘A horribly bullied teen committed suicide. Now his former Dairy Queen boss has been charged with involuntary manslaughter’. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/02/02/a-horribly-bullied-teen-committed-suicide-now-his-former-dairy-queen-boss-has-been-charged-with-involuntary-manslaughter/?tid=pm_pop&utm_term=.6df788fe5b31

DeVos poised to take step toward Trump Cabinet

The Hill

The Senate will vote at 6:30 a.m. Friday morning to advance the nomination of Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s controversial pick to serve as secretary of Education.


New CDC powers would allow anyone, anywhere, to be ‘apprehended’ for a fever or headache

By Mark Sumner
Thursday Feb 02, 2017 · 9:29 AM PST

I am not very experienced in astrology. One reason I like this blog so much. Nancy’s writings and all the comments here are teaching me a lot, you guys as a group are great. So, please forgive me a personal question, but It just dawned on me that the eclipse on the 21st of August, my birthday, will also be directly on my Pluto (sun/pluto conduct in exact degree) in my 10th house. Should I be overly concerned?

Hi Henri,
I think that combo deserves a professional analysis of your entire chart. I’m sure it is significant. Do you know a good astrologer to interpret your chart?

Henri – p.s. – meant to say that it’s probably not a good practice to look at transits in isolation. It’s important to view it within the context of your entire chart and your other natal, progressed and transiting planetary aspects.

Henri, Nancy makes appointments for personal chart reading on upcoming aspects. She is fabulous! click the ‘contact me’ tab at the top to send her an email.

Barbk, You paint the astrological picture beautifully. Thank you for sharing so much with us.
Wonder how many know of the history of Vesta:
Trump’s Bully persona inspires ‘the masculine’…Milo’s Gay Lifestyle, Steve Bannon aggressiveness. With No prominent Women Leadership.
We need resurgence of The Feminine!
Barbk, Do you see that Male/Female dichotomy in the planets?

Elizabeth Warren ? @SenWarren

The same day the Senate confirmed
Rex Tillerson, the @HouseGOP passed a resolution to help @exxonmobil secretly funnel money to dictators.

Wall Street Journal @WSJ

Breaking: Trump plans actions to roll back Dodd-Frank and fiduciary rule in bid to dismantle regulatory overhaul


“Republicans back off bill to sell 3.3million acres of public land after outcry”
Congressman Jason Chaffetz withdraws House bill 621 as conservationists and outdoorsmen vow to continue fight over similar legislation
Read Comments: https://www.instagram.com/p/BP_zOxEF0-Q/

While the president’s order suspended the entry of all citizens from seven Muslim majority countries for 90 days, the State Department letter appeared to go much further, taking away visas rather than delaying their use.

”I hereby provisionally revoke all valid nonimmigrant and immigrant visas of nationals of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen,” states the letter, which was signed by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Edward Ramotowski.

It’s not clear how many people are affected. In addition to immigrants, students as well as workers in the U.S. with long-term visas may also be impacted by the policy. If they travel and their visas have not been reinstated after the ban, they would have to apply again to come back.

Immigration lawyers interviewed by ProPublica were shocked by the letter.

“It’s very, very unusual to do a blanket revocation of everyone’s visa,” said Susan Cohen, an immigration attorney at Mintz Levin in Boston. “The thing that’s particularly distressing about this letter is that it doesn’t mirror the executive order.”


Don’t get caught up in the predictable brawl over Neil Gorsuch’s credentials or his ideology. That normalizes the Trump presidency.

Instead, there should be no vote on Gorsuch’s nomination until Trump’s legitimacy as a president is established. ~ Robert Reich


Gorsuch in His Youth: ‘Fascism Forever’

Jefferson Morley / AlterNet

Steve Bannon: ‘We’re Going to War in the South China Sea … No Doubt’

Benjamin Haas / The Guardian

Thanks, Barbk. That information did help. I hope that healing and adjusting time comes soon.

Thank you Starlight/Nancy for your insights and for creating a forum for people to communicate.

I’m new to your site and very glad to make the discovery.

kiwi and Paris, thank you both for you thoughts. I had a feeling that I should pay attention… has anyone seen this: http://prepareforchange.net/2017/02/02/humans-are-waking-up-for-first-time-in-recorded-history-schumann-resonance-jumping-to-36/
Any thoughts?

Henri: Very good news!

With more than two years of measurements by ESA’s Swarm satellite trio, changes in the strength of Earth’s magnetic field are being mapped in detail.

Launched at the end of 2013, Swarm is measuring and untangling the different magnetic signals from Earth’s core, mantle, crust, oceans, ionosphere and magnetosphere – an undertaking that will take several years to complete.


Within the Solar System there are five candidates for Schumann resonance detection besides the Earth: Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and its biggest moon Titan.



Thank you alex…

2 Nominees Who Misled Congress Are On The Verge Of Being Confirmed

Treasury nominee Steven Mnuchin told senators in his confirmation hearing that his bank, OneWest, did not use robo-signing, let alone use it to foreclose on massive numbers of mortgages. That was not true. The bank robo-signed hundreds and hundreds of foreclosures, including wrongful cases that were eventually reversed in court, The Columbus Dispatch reported. The bank’s robo-signing was widely reported and the subject of court actions and depositions. Even years after signing a consent decree with federal regulators, there appear to have been continued problems, according to a memo leaked from the California attorney general’s office.

Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), who invested in companies that stood to benefit from his legislation, told senators on two committees considering his HHS nomination that he did not get any sweetheart deals when he invested between $50,000 and $100,000 in the Australian firm Innate Immunotherapeutics. Asked if he got a lower rate than what was available to the public, he told Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) the rates “were available to every single individual that was an investor at the time.” He told Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), “It was the same price that everybody paid for the private placement offering.” Both statements are not true, The Wall Street Journal reported, noting that Price got a discount that was available to only 16 people in the United States.

My fear is that with all this international vitriolic action, they are either planning a false flag event, or stirring the pot for a real one by a foreign adversary, in order to consolidate more/absolute power under ’emergency’ or ‘war’ attacks.

Kiwi, sounds right

maybe a pre-emptive protest meme needs to start now …. “dump trump”

Just got this from the Resist Trump page on FB so please share –

DeVos Update from a friend:
NC’s Thom Tillis’s office says he’s undecided and wants to hear from people.

(919) 856-4630
(202) 224-6342

Over 100000 Visas Have Been Revoked by Immigration Ban, Justice Dept. Reveals


At least 100,000 visas have been revoked in a single week in response to President Trump’s executive immigration order, a lawyer for the Justice Department revealed in court Friday.

I wonder what negative impact on economy from 100K foreigners minus their $$ will mean?

just found interesting tidbit
“Reagan appointed Anne Gorsuch — the late mother of Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court — as EPA administrator”

If we can prove Russia tampered with 2016 election…*everything would change*
Edward Snowden’s interview, he speaks briefly of the election in the first part: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmZpMqMxo2Q
(Doubtful Trump would ever concede a stolen election. Have never seen such a political disaster!
Already: Wall Street Journal Comments:
“Let’s Cut The Country in Half”

Is history repeating?
Anne Gorsuch tried to dismantle the EPA until scandal forced resignation



You wrote:

“My fear is that with all this international vitriolic action, they are either planning a false flag event, or stirring the pot for a real one by a foreign adversary, in order to consolidate more/absolute power under ’emergency’ or ‘war’ attacks.”

I agree. That has been my contention. The February 11th lunar eclipse could precipitate some kind of emergency rule. Trump fabricating a “false flag event” wouldn’t surprise me in view of the developing story within the past hour or so. The issue with the immigration ban order could go all the way to the Supreme Court……

Federal Judge In Seattle Halts Trump’s Immigration Order Nationwide

Seattle Times
February 3, 2017

“The Constitution prevailed today,” Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said. “No one is above the law — not even the president.”

In a stunning rebuke, a federal judge in Seattle has ordered a national halt to enforcement of President Trump’s controversial travel ban on citizens from seven predominantly Muslim nations.



poor Donald, he is so religiously ignorant that he has no comprehension that the prophets of Islam include the same prophets of Christianity.

Just learned that my much younger brother was a suite-mate of N. Gorsuch their freshman year at Columbia. A few stories from the time suggest (or confirms) he was an elitist pr**k that particular year.

I wonder if there’s something about all Trump’s nominees being tainted in some way. Would that make them more loyal. I wonder if they all have to sign that non-disclosure agreement he’s so (in)famous for.


“Let me also be clear – this was President Obama’s seat to fill, and the Republican Party stole it. They obstructed Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination for months last year – refusing to even hold committee hearings on his nomination – despite the fact that Judge Garland was widely praised by GOP lawmakers until it was politically convenient to pretend otherwise. Americans will not be blind to Republicans’ hypocrisy on this matter.”

Could there be a repeat of the infamous October 12th 2000 USS Cole attack off the coast of Yemen?

US Sends Navy Destroyer Off Yemen Coast As Tensions With Iran Rise

Feb 3, 2017

While there were some hopes President Trump would demilitarize US presence in the Middle East, they are quickly getting dashed with every passing day, and following Trump’s announcement last week he would implement “safe zones” in Syria which would boost US troop presence in the region, on Friday US officials announced they had moved a Navy destroyer -the USS Cole, which in 2000 was infamously attacked by terrorists while on dock in Yemen’s Aden harbor – off the coast of Yemen to protect waterways from Houthi militia aligned with Iran, according to Reuters, citing heightened tension between Washington and Tehran.



To emphasize the potential for a false flag attack (along the lines of a USS Cole attack) during the Feb 10th/11th lunar eclipse (22 ’28 Leo), keep in mind the profound May 2000 Jupiter/Saturn conjunction (22 ’43 Taurus) that set the tone for the next subsequent 20 years is within 15 minutes of exact t square to this eclipse….

The Jupiter–Saturn Cycle: 2010–2011 Opposition and Global Changes

Mountain Astrologer

Every 20 years, Jupiter and Saturn conjoin in the heavens and mark the beginning of a new cultural, political, and economic era. These alignments have historically been described as “Grand Conjunctions” or “Royal Conjunctions.” World leaders elected as presidents or prime ministers during this cycle often have exact conjunctions between their nativities and the degrees of the planets or angles found in these once-every-two-decades mundane horoscopes. The Grand Conjunction of May 2000, the origin horoscope of our present cycle, is shown here cast for the United States:




Robert Reich

False flag attack has been my fear since the night of the election, precipitating the first panic attack I’ve ever had. All I could see was Trump creating this early on, to consolidate his power and force authoritarian and dictatorial action on us, while riling up “patriotic” Americans to support HIM. Hard to protest when we’ve been attacked. I’m praying I’m wrong, just a mis-focus of fear about him as President in general.

“This Danish TV Ad Is What The World Needs To Remember Now More Than Ever”
‘All That We Share’

Jerry, can’ t thank you enough for your comment on the lunar eclipse on Feb. 10th and especially the link to the Mt. Astrologer piece on the Jupiter-Saturn cycles from 2010. I’d not seen this one and it is a treasure-trove.

I would also add to the Feb. 10 chart pattern observations that the U.S. natal Neptune at 22+ Virgo will provide the apex of a Yod when combined with the Feb 10 sextile between Sun in Aquarius and Uranus and Eris in Aries.

Then consider there is also the reverse Yod between the Feb 10 Moon-sextile-Jupiter with Chiron at 22+ Pisces which then morphs into a Boomerang pattern when the U.S. Neptune in Virgo is added. Of course, U.S. Neptune is trine the 2000 Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Taurus as well.

This Leo lunar eclipse then has a double Boomerang pattern when the U.S. Neptune is added to the picture. I’ve never seen that before.

That the (1) U.S. Neptune trines the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction degree, and (2) the Feb. 10 eclipse chart’s Chiron in Pisces is sextile the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction degree adds aplomb to the whole Jupiter-Saturn construct that “The Jupiter-Saturn 800-Year Great Historical Cycle & its 200-Year Subcycles is a valid one.

The Part of Fortune in the 2000 Jupiter-Saturn cycle is in the same degree as Trump’s Sun, 22+ Gemini. The Jupiter-Saturn chart’s North Node is the same degree as Trump’s Venus, 25+ Cancer.

~ Robert P. Blaschke

The Grand Conjunctions will fall in the air element for the next two centuries.

Grand Conjunctions in the air element historically correspond with rapid social progress, significant intellectual development, and new concepts entering into human consciousness.

These conjunctions recurred in the air signs in 1186, then from 1226 to 1345, and again in 1385 and in 1405.


reading Robert P. Blaschke (22 degrees of zodiac – ‘ carelessness’) I zipped around with that search term and found various other astrologer-writers who narrate 22 degrees of arc in the zodiac as ‘carelessness’ as well (and inborn slackness, excessive negligence)


I first came to notice ‘carelessness’ (excessive negligence, inborn slackness) for 22 degrees in the zodiac signs when I examined Joe Lieberman’s horoscope.

His glibness (during both the campaign and recount) gave it away. It was that quality which connected me with an instantaneous dislike of him. I had such a strong reaction that I closely studied his chart (along with my file of practice charts) to find the source for my reaction … it turned out to be his Saturn @ 22 degrees (his Jupiter is @ 11 degrees, the degree called ‘mastery’ and I found at the time that 22 degrees was described by some astrologers as therefore somehow related/associated with ‘mastery’ … but… I didn’t buy it then or thereafter because I studied up on 22 degrees from Lieberman and others onward over the years and I agree 100% with other various astrologers that 22 degrees is ‘carelessness’

Top 15 Lieberman Betrayals: Joe’s Worst Double-Crosses


Mar 18, 2010 – On Tuesday, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CN) announced that he might join a filibuster against health care reform. It’s not the first time he’s betrayed Democrats.

Tiera Guinn is just 22 years old and she’s already working for NASA.

As a Rocket Structural Design and Analysis Engineer for the Space Launch System that aerospace company Boeing is building for NASA, Guinn designs and analyzes parts of a rocket that she said will be one of the biggest and most powerful in history.

Guinn, whose career trajectory seems like a sequel to the much-acclaimed “Hidden Figures” movie, has been aspiring to become an aerospace engineer since she was a child.

Her mom, who noticed her daughter’s skills from a young age, made sure that Guinn stayed sharp by putting her intelligence to use…at the supermarket.

“When [my mom and I] would go to the grocery store, she would get me to clip coupons [and] put it in my coupon organizer,” Guinn told WBRC News. “By the time we got to the register, I’d have to calculate the exact total, including tax. And I did that since I was six years old.”

“One day I saw a plane fly by and I just had this realization, ‘huh, I can design planes. I’m going to be an aerospace engineer,”’ Guinn said.

She chose all of her middle school classes accordingly and commuted an hour to go to the high school that would best prepare her for the future.


India just created a faux shortage of cash in order to introduce a ‘cashless society’. They are moving rapidly now to digital. Not the first incident, but the most extensive. If you worry about your freedoms disappearing, this will be the final nail in the coffin of your freedoms. It’s here, it’s happening in a myriad of places around the globe with a variety of ‘reasons’ given for the change.


Here’s the story about India going cashless (PBS)


Corbett Report on Demonetization and the real reasons behind it.


?The Trump Administration Is Recklessly Escalating Tensions With Iran

There could be dire consequences.

The Nation
Feb 3, 2017

?The Trump administration is continuing to make reckless threats against Iran. On Wednesday, in response to recent missile tests, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn announced that the White House was “officially putting Iran on notice,” and refused to say whether military force is under consideration. The administration is now escalating sanctions against Iran, which will further ratchet up tensions—even though the missile tests are not a violation of the Iran nuclear agreement, and the White House hasn’t even tried to say they are. But that’s not stopping Trump. Just hours ago, he tweeted: “Iran is playing with fire—they don’t appreciate how ‘kind’ President Obama was to them. Not me!”

The escalation is also taking hold in the mainstream press. Earlier this week, Business Insider published a piece with the headline “US May Have to Consider Firing on Iranian Boats After Latest Houthi Attack,” further raising tensions across the region. Seriously, the United States might “have to” attack Iran? The article was about an attack by Houthi rebels in Yemen against a Saudi warship that is part of the continuing US-backed Saudi assault against Yemen. There have been baseless claims that the Houthi attack was actually aimed at a US ship—and the administration and now some in the mainstream press are continuing a popular but false claim that the Houthis are merely a proxy of Iran.




Public Opinion


Chase Brandon “was the CIA’s first Entertainment Industry Liaison. From 1996 to early 2007 he was the CIA’s man in Hollywood, working on a dozen major movies and numerous high-profile TV shows.”



The intent of the “press” was to protect us from our government. They were there to inform us. With the Press, all of them, now in bed with the government, democracy is done. For example, Iraq, the Press helped, including “respected” papers, to get us into the war. Many knew the claims for that were bogus.

Can’t we all just shut the all form of media down, by starving them of readership and viewership. Not only is the orange turd and the republicans hasting our demise, the corporate media is the cheerleader.

Here’s a link to Steven Forrest’s Feb. newsletter. At the bottom of the page is a trailer to his video about the US chart. I didn’t buy it, but I always feel better after listening to Steven for a few minutes.



Sorry. I couldn’t follow your train of thought. Are you suggesting the article I submitted is biased reporting?

Janet, media is the plural form of medium. You’re implying the media are one monolithic entity. They are not.

Thanks alex, I’ve not come across that info for the 22nd degree of the signs. Are you suggesting that the U.S. Neptune carries the stigma of the 22nd degree (that would be 22 degrees and any minutes up to 59, or 23 degrees, as opposed to 21 degrees and 01 minutes up to 59) of carelessness? Do you feel that the Jupiter-Saturn cycle we are in carries that stigma as well?

What about the upcoming lunar eclipse with the Moon at 22 Leo 28; how much weight would you think that the “carelessness” feature should carry in comparison to the planet itself, it’s aspects, house and sign influences for example.

Do you remember if astrologer Boots Hart was one of those who tagged the 22nd degree as expressing carelessness? I’ve always wondered where she learned about the various descriptions of the degrees she has shared in her remarks over the years.

I can see how the 22+ Taurus of the Saturn-Jupiter cycle (as it relates to the U.S.) could indicate carelessness; in the case of 9/11 for example. I’m just wondering how much weight it should be allocated compared to the aspects made (like the Jupiter-Saturn square Uranus or the Moon sextile Venus) in the chart for this 20 year cycle. Something to think about for sure.

I think underneath what Janet is saying, perhaps, if the public does not buy the over-the-top hair on fire articles that support a dark govt’s agenda and the media financially, will that make a difference in how they report things for the future?
Janet, one has to be very very careful not to throw the good out with the bad, via broad generalizations.

Isn’t what Janet meant to say is Alt-media? Just butting in here.

How the Sibly 22 degree points interact with the chart I use for the GOP and vice versa.

The interaction could help to explain GOP governing leading up to the biggest financial collapses the country has seen (Subsuming Reality; By: Bob on January 14th, 2017 at 9:49 am [In the almost 98 years from May of 1919 through January of 2017 the Republican party has only controlled the law making of the United States for 2 extended periods of time. Both times their policies led to financial collapse.])


I see the msm as a mixed bag. I think Trump, and I’m not sure why although I have guesses, set them up as his enemies from the beginning, and they are responding in kind.

My point was that they are mot definitely not going to parrot the government all the time, like they did with other adminstrations to a large degree. We saw see the resistence in CNN and the NY Times during the campaign and the more Trump insulted and provoked them, the more they started to challenge and resist. That’s why he mentioned he wanted to expand libel laws. Trump created a self-fulfilling prophecy because he knew they would catch on to his BS early and it would happen anyway.

Strike the “see.”

I just want to add into the mix about the 22nd degree that I have mars at 22 degrees Pisces and I am not so careless. Maybe it’s a matter of awareness, as I may have been more carelessly unaware when younger but I learned to become much more aware and responsible.

I watched Steve Forrest on the link Ripley posted and very much liked his emphasis on growth and free will.

My birthplace MC is at 21°42′ Virgo trined by Uranus at 22°10′ Taurus.

A few years back it was common for me to work 100’s of charts each day. Maybe because of Sun sextile my chart’s Asc which was trined by Pluto which opposed the Sun and the both of them (Sun and Pluto) squared by a Jupiter-Saturn conjunction.

RN TOPEKA – Natal Chart
Jan 25 1941, 3:35 am, +6:00
TOPEKA KS 39°N02’54” 095°W40’40”

Point Longitude

Asc 05°Sg50’40”
Sun 05°Aq02’44”
Plu 03°Le09’24” R
Jup 06°Ta45’49”
Sat 08°Ta07’43”

Jerry, Thank you for the The Nation Link.
If more people could view Video’s like the following, showing actual cities and people they’ve been told to be sooo fearful of…it could go a long way in healing the world:
“Don’t Tell My Mom I’m In Iran”


Re: 22 degrees of arc as a portion of a thirty degree subdivision of the 360 degree circle

Remember that I analyze mundane astrology charts (extremes from the collective realm not the natal realm).

A politician is a ‘business enterprise’ not a natal chart as far as mundane astrology is concerned. That’s why I call/label people in the business of politics and people in official authority as ‘Political enterprise’ horoscopes not natal individuals….. do you understand?)



Quote: I have mars at 22 degrees Pisces and I am not so careless. Maybe it’s a matter of awareness, as I may have been more carelessly unaware when younger but I learned to become much more aware and responsible.

Astrology-Geometry is a study including: points, degrees of arc, radiating lines, angles, surfaces, vertex, the face of surfaces for polygon aspects described in a horoscope…. the horoscope is the one dimension representation of rotation of the earth, earth location longitude-latitude, the nature of time symbolized by the planets and points, the directions for time plus much more…..

I have 22 degrees in my natal chart as well. I am not a political enterprise. The 22 degrees of arc in my natal chart indicates a passive role (subjective role) when considering the converse role of the OBJECTIVE expression/manifestation for 22 degrees of arc.

As you noted the passive role of 22 degrees of arc is a perspective and a learning mode. Living in the space/existence of ‘present-time’, every child is carelessly unaware because they lack experience; but an aware individual uses passive roles as a tactic to disclose meaning by amplifying and extrapolating information drawn from unknown situations in order to infer trends and conclusions that might continue.

The Objective role for mundane astrology degrees of arc is the determined outcomes that are manifested, they are not the contemplative learning mode.

Interesting perspective.
‘Big picture’ look by Greg Braden – ‘Missing Links’ about climate and other earth, sun, people, cycles.


What? – – ” Are you suggesting that the U.S. Neptune carries the stigma of the 22nd degree (that would be 22 degrees and any minutes up to 59, or 23 degrees, as opposed to 21 degrees and 01 minutes up to 59)”

Please refer to alex comment February 4th, 2017
at 6:03 pm addressed to Sharon… that should help clear up: US Sibly Neptune @22 degree of Virgo….

it is the Objective expression and the determined outcome of 22 degrees of arc as symbolized by the key words (carelessness, excessive negligence, inborn slackness) …. the American projected image from NE 22 Virgo is often seen in the world as a careless great empire and super power…..


in other words…. US has a duty to make their intentions understood in the world; being the image and or reality of a careless great empire and super power which comes with the territory…..

diary of a mundane astrologer:
upcoming eclipses, trump/bannon synastry, etc

Saturn and Conway in right ascension.

Conway natal Saturn opposition natal Pluto 00°31′.

Saturn 356°43′ (Sq 266°43′)

Transit Sat sq within 1° Feb 18th, exact sq Mar 5th.

Transit Saturn will station retrograde square both natal Sat and Plu April 3rd through Apr 9th.

Transit Sat exact sq May 8th (Rx), sq within 1° May 24th (Rx).

Transit Sat sq within 1° Nov 15th, exact sq Nov 23rd.

Pluto 177°24′ (Sq 267°24′)

Transit Sat sq within 1° Feb 27th, exact sq Mar 21st.

Transit Saturn will station retrograde square both natal Sat and Plu April 3rd through Apr 9th.

Transit Sat exact sq Apr 22nd (Rx).

Transit Sat sq within 1° May 14th (Rx).

Transit Sat sq within 1° Nov 21st, exact sq Nov 29th.

Exact In longitude:

Sat Sqr Sat Tr-Na Feb 10 2017
Sat Sqr Sat Tr-Na Jun 1 2017
Sat Sqr Sat Tr-Na Nov 9 2017

Wouldn’t it be ironic if ………

Did you know, that KellyAnne’s husband wrote the supreme court brief for Paula Jones that successfully argued that a sitting president could face a civil suit while in office?


Absolutely not; I was not clear. After reading the article, I recognized the truth of it; “the escalation is also taking place in me main stream press….” This felt familiar as this is what happened in the lead up to war with Iraq. The main street press were the cheer leaders of that war. I am disgusted by them. I am disgusted by the lack of sobriety news is covered.

I know the media is not monolithic, but I’m not pleased with most of them right now.


Also, I am a pisces mercury sq saturn. I tend to say things in an emotional tush-backward manner. And thank you for posting the article.


They’re back!



Although the enormous exposure Donald Trump received from the media over the past year and a half may have unfairly and/or inadvertently propelled him into the White House; as Sharon rightly pointed out; equally at play are the freedoms the press enjoys that sheds light on the more excessive or questionable acts of government practice. There are checks and balances. The press is an invaluable part of our democracy.

Thanks for posting Raye Robertson’s 2/4/17 Diary of a Mundane Astrologer, Kiwi…it gives us a lot to ponder.

diary of a mundane astrologer:
upcoming eclipses, trump/bannon synastry, etc

Kiwi, is that true what you wrote about Conway’s husband?

On a purely selfish note and feel free to ignore me, but with all this talk about eclipses the month etc, being Pisces, 02/27/67, yes its The big 5O in A couple weeks for me and im off to Barbados on the 24th for a little holiday with hubby, and leaving my two sons, 18 and 13 here in Orlando , parents live close by, should i be worried and paranoid?

Any insights?

Kiwi, Sharon and all,

Raye Robertson’s very well written ‘Shock Therapy In February: Eclipse Season 2017 Begins’ is a fascinating, comprehensive look at the Trump administration and the upcoming eclipses. A must read.

Republicans planning to break Unions for good!

“Exciting The Right Wing, Trump Downplays Threat Of Right-Wing Terror”
Neo-Nazis Celebrate:
“Donald Trump Is Setting Us Free”

‘Trump is Not America’s Real Problem’

“Trump is the dictator that America was waiting for after 16 years of concentrating unconstitutional powers by President George W Bush and President Barack Obama. It would be naive to think that the US suddenly became fascist in two weeks! It took years to condition the American public to fascism.

Trump is the logical conclusion of the Worldwide War on Terror, US wars of aggression in violation of international law, empire building, acting as if America is exceptional, torture, indefinite detention, executions of American citizens without due process, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, Islamophobia and the construct of the military-industrial-banking-security-police state.”


BTW – excellent comments to the above article. This is what the author, William David Pear wrote:

“This is not just another anti-Trump article. I am getting pretty tired of those myself.
The point of this article is that before we can do anything about a problem we have to recognize what it is and admit it. Too many people have not been willing to do that yet.

Another point is that the Democratic Party, mainstream media and the hidden hands that support them are not our friends just because they are anti-Trump. All they want to do is get rid of Trump. There goal is to get back in power and continue on where they left off—getting rich and powerful on war.

The American left, progressives, independents, socialists and libertarians and others truly concerned about society—all of us—and our freedoms—political freedom, economic freedom, and humanity—don’t just need to tweak the system. We need a major overhaul with human values and a thirst for knowledge and wisdom.

My goal is to shout the message that we have an opportunity that comes along only once a century. That opportunity is to harness the energy that is being generated against Trump and to direct it at finding and succeeding in solutions that will last for the rest of this century.

I hope to be writing on the subject more. I hope to be able to put forth positive motivation and ideas in future articles. I hope others will join with me with creative and positive thoughts and ideas.

This is not just a project for the USA. Because of the US’s power, wealth and influence of the world, this is a world project. All are encouraged to join in no matter your nationality. This is about the everyone everywhere.”

Diana, I got that info from the following article about Kellyanne’s climb to power, published by The New Yorker magazine
“When Paula Jones sued Bill Clinton for sexual harassment, Conway wrote the Supreme Court brief, though his name never appeared on it.”



Try a probiotic.


Instead of relentlessly harping on the past – to no avail; as private citizens shouldn’t we be more alarmed over currently conditions under the Trump administration (courtesy of Mr Bannon)? The following is an article taken from the same OpEd News website you used as a reference. I would strongly urge you to read it in its entirety….

Shock Doctrine In Action: Is Muslim Ban A Diversion To Mask Fascist Takeover?

The ban on people from 7 Muslim nations is not only unconstitutional because it violates both the Geneva Accords and the Hart-Cellar Act of 1965 banning immigration based on national origin, race, or religion, many astute analysists now see it as a form of what Naomi Klein calls the Shock Doctrine. Shocking events are used to confuse and divide the public while more important and radical changes are made without drawing much attention. This is the strategy by which the US was transformed into a spy and police state after 9/11. This is the means by which radical right wingers have tranformed our nation into an incipient fascist state.

Here are some of the experts who have looked beneath the surface of the news-dominating outrage about the Trump ban.

” “What Bannon is doing, most dramatically with last night’s ban on immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries– is creating what is known as a “shock event.” Such an event is unexpected and confusing and throws a society into chaos,” theorized Political History Professor at Boston College, Heather Cox Richardson, in a Facebook Post. “People scramble to react to the event, usually along some fault line that those responsible for the event can widen by claiming that they alone know how to restore order.



If you missed Sat Night Live:
This is so funny! It will blow your mind!
(I cannot stop laughing)
“Sean Spicer Press Conference – SNL”

Just discovered the earlier link to the kiss cam video was from 2012.


Raw Video: Kiss Cam Catches Obamas

Typo/ Should read: “over CURRENT conditions”

Catch Steve Judd’s latest on the “feminine redux.” Here’s to girlpower!!

Sanders on Trump” ‘This guy is a fraud’


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday that President Donald Trump “is a fraud” and is working with Wall Street as the president looks to roll back some banking regulations.

Reality TV Culture (legacy gave us Trump presidency)


TV based on reality has been around in some form or another since the 1940s. But the first reality show was broadcast in 1973, when PBS aired a 12-part documentary called “An American Family.”

PBS – An American Family
DOB 1/11/1973, Arlington Virginia



There are many reasons why Trump was elected, but none of it could have happened without the rise of reality television.

The link between Trump the candidate and Trump the Apprentice star has been remarked upon before, but it it seems more urgent than ever now that it turns out that his unorthodox campaign actually worked.

Reality television not only legitimized Trump, his campaign exploited reality TV formulas and used them to his advantage.

In the early 21st century, reality TV has moved from a genre relegated to daytime programming or interspersed between music videos to the prevailing form of entertainment.

In 2015, 750 reality shows aired on TV, compared to 409 scripted shows.

continued – legacy of reality TV

The secret to staying on TV is to act out, say outrageous things, and break the rules. Trump showed that politics now work that way, too.

The media responded to his antics with glee and gave him countless hours of free exposure. People started rooting for him to win.

Americans have been conditioned to respond to the flashiest personality and to equate naked ambition with intelligence, determination, and strong values.

Trump suited that exactly. Like the brashest character on a reality competition, he banked on American respect for a maverick and eschewed rules of decorum. He might as well have been shouting that old reality TV chestnut, “I’m not here to make friends.”

With the election of Donald Trump, reality TV culture has become mainstream culture. As a nation, we’re now making the most absurd versions of ourselves true.

A Trump presidency, Simpsons writer Dan Greaney once said, would be “consistent with the vision of America going insane.”

Reality TV Culture

PBS – An American Family
DOB 1/11/1973, Arlington Virginia (9PM)

Brief Summary

Cardinal Grand Cross (world stage)

Orcus 22 Cancer
Uranus 22 Libra
Sun 21 Capricorn (JU 20CP)
Moon 19 Aries


Midheaven 06 Gemini
IC 06 Sagittarius

DK Lilith 06 Sagittarius
Juno 06SG
Neptune 06SG


Not just ‘bad hombres’: Trump is targeting up to 8 million people for deportation

The deportation targets are a much larger group than those swept up in the travel bans that sowed chaos at airports and seized public attention over the past week.

Fewer than 1 million people came to the U.S. over the past decade from the seven countries from which most visitors are temporarily blocked.


Alex, this “reality” TV trend reminds me of the scenario in Star Trek next generations episode “the game” where the crew were gradually enthralled to the point of not caring about anything else, so they could be controlled by the enemy.

I wonder . . . . . .

Back in 1988 when transiting Saturn and Uranus made their 3 hookups they were in either 27+ or 28+ or 29+ Sagittarius. Those 2 are now in a trine aspect (2nd exact trine in May, 3rd one in November) and Saturn is in that degree area and Uranus is trine that area.

Looking at their last conjunction October 18, 1988, the Moon was at 27+ Capricorn which is where the U.S. natal Pluto resides. Would that suggest that the present cycle of Saturn and Uranus would influence the People (symbolized by Moon) to seize the Power (U.S. Pluto)?

This same last conjunction between Saturn and Uranus on Oct. 18, 1988, had the Sun at 25+ Libra trine that Capricorn Moon and transiting Jupiter will station just short of that degree tomorrow morning. He reaches 25+ Libra in September at which time he will participate in a bombastic pattern with a New Moon at 27+ Virgo opposite Chiron at 27+ Pisces, while Uranus at 27+ Aries opposes Jupiter at 25+ Liba.

Sorry about that. . .

Anyway, that New Moon et al in September will be directly aspecting the U.S. Moon (27+ Aquarius) and the U.S. Pluto (27+ Capricorn), and I may have commented on this before, but the fact that trans. Uranus will be sextile the U.S. Moon but square the U.S. Pluto, and the fact that trans Saturn and Uranus still will have one more trine just a month and a half later no doubt hinges on what’s happening right now, ie trans. Saturn trine trans. Uranus.

Here’s another thing; Vesta at the time of that 3rd conjunction between Uranus and Saturn in ’88 was at 17+ Libra, the same degree as Trump’s Jupiter which is trine Trump’s Uranus in Gemini. If that doesn’t energize the Uranus-Saturn cycle and if that cycle does indeed speak of Power to the People (of the U.S.) . . . .

. . . . and if that cycle’s conjunction in October ’88 was square the Sun (consciousness) in Libra, the degree at which trans. Jupiter (understanding, expansion, foreign things) will arrive in September when all those planets will aspect the U.S. Moon and Pluto, not to mention it will be a New Moon . . .

. . and that the transiting North Node will have just been conjunct Trump’s Mars in June just as trans. Uranus exactly squares U.S. Pluto and sextiles U.S. Moon for the 1st time. . .

. . . doesn’t it all start to make a little sense?

These are such tumultuous times and it is so hard to comprehend everything, but if we can believe that there is a reason for this absurd reality TV show we are forced to participate in, and that it actually is serving a good purpose, then we can be less anxious right now. It requires faith.

In September trans. Jupiter will activate the Saturn-Uranus cycle’s Sun (consciousness) that squares the Saturn-Uranus cycle’s Moon (the People) that is conjunct the U.S. Pluto (Power). This will also activate the Saturn-Uranus cycle’s Vesta that conjuncts Trump’s Jupiter trine Trump’s Uranus. Expect the unexpected at all times but especially then.

Of note, that same Saturn-Uranus chart has Juno (supports the disenfranchised) at 22+ Leo, which is the degree of this coming Friday’s lunar eclipse. Perhaps it foretells of another giant march (remember Jupiter will be conjunct the cycle’s Sun in September) at this Virgo New Moon.

Many have scoffed at the new President’s seemingly petty obsession with crowd attendance at his inauguration.

We’re wrong to do so. Trump takes audience numbers seriously because they matter. After all, a show lives or dies by its ratings.

While less than a fortnight old, The Trump Show is betraying no signs that it will be any less action packed than the pilot episode.


Here’s a great Facebook post by an unknown that is directed toward people who voted for Trump because they were convinced that Hillary would do (or did) all the things Trump is now doing, has done, or is planning to do.

You voted for Trump because Clinton was going to be in Wall Street’s pocket. Trump wants to repeal Dodd-Frank and eliminate the Fiduciary Rule, letting Wall Street return to its pre-2008 ways.

You voted for Trump because of Clinton’s emails. The Trump administration is running its own private email server.

You voted for Trump because you thought the Clinton Foundation was “pay for play.” Trump has refused to wall off his businesses from his administration, and personally profits from payments from foreign governments.

You voted for Trump because of Clinton’s role in Benghazi. Trump ordered the Yemen raid without adequate intel, and tweeted about “FAKE NEWS” while Americans died as a result of his carelessness.

You voted for Trump because Clinton didn’t care about “the little guy.” Trump’s cabinet is full of billionaires, and he took away your health insurance so he could give them a multi-million-dollar tax break.

You voted for Trump because he was going to build a wall and Mexico was going to pay for it. American consumers will pay for the wall via import tariffs.

You voted for Trump because Clinton was going to get us into a war. Trump has provoked our enemies, alienated our allies, and given ISIS a decade’s worth of recruiting material.

You voted for Trump because Clinton didn’t have the stamina to do the job. Trump hung up on the Australian Prime Minister during a 5pm phone call because “it was at the end of a long day and he was tired and fatigue was setting in.”

You voted for Trump because foreign leaders wouldn’t “respect” Clinton. Foreign leaders, both friendly and hostile, are openly mocking Trump.

You voted for Trump because Clinton lies and “he tells it like it is.” Trump and his administration lie with a regularity and brazenness that can only be described as shocking.

Let’s be honest about what really happened.

The reality is that you voted for Trump because you got conned. Trump is a grifter and the American people were the mark. Now that you know the score, quit insisting the con-man is on your side.

If I may, I’d like to correct my earlier comment (that sent itself before I finished my thought) at 4:43 PM today. First, the Saturn-Uranus conjunction in 1988 where I referred to the Sun in Libra trine the Moon in Capricorn should have read square instead of trine.

Second, I refer to the September New Moon in Virgo as bombastic because trans. Mercury will oppose trans. Neptune and both will square the U.S. ascendant. This coupled with the trans. Saturn in Virgo square Trump’s Sun in Gemini and the U.S. Mars in Gemini suggested a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing. It is a tale told by an idiot.

Can’t win for losing; Saturn in Sagittarius opposite Trump’s Sun & U.S. Mars in Gemini.

Thanks for sharing that post Sharon.

Now on to our flaxen haired goddess.


By: Sharon K on January 11th, 2017 at 2:01 pm

“Thanks, Bob, very pleasing news. Kellyanne is very difficult to like. Most of the women I know detest her. There is definitely something smug about her but I suspect that it is part self-confidence and part-acting to put on a show of confidence.”

Sharon, the smugness and self confidence you refer to makes me think that my preliminary speculative chart for her may be very close to correct with the Sun, Jupiter, and Moon exactly on the angles of the chart.

The twist in her comes from the angular Neptune which is trine Saturn which in turn opposes Uranus and Pluto (strongly in right ascension). That is Saturn through Pluto in strong aspect to each other. In longitude Mars is on the midpoint of Neptune/Pluto.


I did not know the chart for golden girl would end up like it did.

I started with a noon chart located to the White House for 2 events that took place there. It was not until today that I located the speculative chart to Camden.

Sharon K,

“Let’s be honest about what really happened.

The reality is that you voted for Trump because you got conned. Trump is a grifter and the American people were the mark. Now that you know the score, quit insisting the con-man is on your side.”

I wonder if their level of confirmation bias remains far too potent for them; too overwhelming for their psyches to process and accept. Their cognitive dissonance has to be stretched to the limits – hence the rabid defensiveness and hostility.

continued – the financial times url can only be cached/viewed by search term…. the madoff feeder funds yet to be named + financial times (2016)

From Chris Hedges:


May the light of goodness steer our way forward.

…got conned by Bannon and the Mercers, no doubt.

For those of you who don’t get Alternet, this article further exposes how dangerous Bannon is. People wanted an anti-Obama and they got it (and Helen thinks Obama is a war monger…)


Thanks for the Melissa McCarthy SNL satire on a Sean Spicer press conference, Patty. Also hysterical was the opening skit (watch it full screen as it’s small).


“…got conned by Bannon and the Mercers, no doubt” was in reference to the long post I copied about what people thought they were getting in Trump, and Will’s comments on confirmation bias and cognitive dissonance which is very strong at this point.

I rooted for Atlanta because they were the underdog and the Patriots win so often, but more “importantly,” because they supported Trump. In finding out that last night was the first time Brady’s mom could attend a game all season, due to illness, and that he dedicated the SB to her, gave me something positive to feel about their win (which they deserved, I guess).

Did any of you see the 84 Lumber commercial and the end of it that was barred by Fox, so it had to be viewed on the website journey84.com?

Donald Trump And The Replay of The Reichstag Fire

Feb 6, 2017

“US President Donald Trump has just tipped his hand in regard to his intentions toward American democracy…….

……Trump’s tweet directly encourages his followers to “blame” Judge Robart and the “court system” if “something happens.” That “something” is obviously a reference to a future terrorist incident committed by a Muslim group or individual, preferably an immigrant from one of the countries cited in President Trump’s executive order.

Whether such a “something” would be an attack by actual Islamist radicals or a false flag operation is a variable yet to be seen, but either could serve its intended political objectives. At any rate, there is indeed a very high probability that “something” will happen within the climate of international fear and outrage that the Trump administration is establishing.

While President Trump does not spell out exactly what blaming the court system would entail, the suggestion appears to be that a terrorist attack inside the United States would delegitimize the judiciary and require a vast expansion of executive power in order to protect Americans from further harm. In other words, he is telegraphing his intention to use any such event to carry out a power grab that would severely undermine US democracy in the name of national security.

If this scenario sounds oddly familiar, it is essentially a replay of the February 1933 Reichstag fire, in which the German Nazi Party used the alleged arson attack by a Communist Party member as an excuse to suspend civil liberties, eliminate many of their political rivals, and entrench a new authoritarian system of government.”




An excellent article in my opinion

The MSM seems to be still ignoring this:

Northern Hemisphere Potentially In Great Danger As Fukushima Radiation Spikes To ‘Unimaginable’ Levels


Fukushima and its toxic fall-out already happened. We can’t turn back the clock. No use freaking ourselves out about it.

Marie Le Pen is a danger you can actually fight now.

Bernie Madoff (ASC 28 Leo)


Oh but Will, so much easier to run about clucking than shore up the rafters when the sky is falling

companies unite to sue trump
…….. might result in an interesting outcome
commercial interests vs ‘national security’ ???


This new negative news about Fukashima is based on new developments/findings. It is very concerning and the world has to get together with Japan to take it very seriously, if the news is true (and I’ve read enough about it to suspect it is). I think it’s a case of feeling overwhelmed as to how to remediate it, thus, not wanting to focus on it. It appears that until something big enough happens that unites the world, every person, group, country will be subsumed by much narrower interests.

Here’s one of those narrower but still important issues. The Democrats are going to filibuster 24 hours in order to buy time to get another Republican to vote against DeVos.


The problem is Sharon, not that we are not aware it is happening, but how to put the horse back in the barn after it has bolted. From what I understand all the top scientists have been trying to find a solution, and if they cannot come up with anything, how are the rest of us, much less the politicians, supposed to find a solution? Yes, it is very very very bad, but at this point in time it is a bit like asking the man on the street to perform intricate brain surgery. Sadly, we have few tangible and real options, but to let it play out.

Well, one thing I’m aware of that’s very worrisome, and makes me feel that we must make sure Japan has all the support it needs (and it may very well have it), is that a tank was eaten through and allowed more radioactive material into the Pacific. And, you may be right, Kiwi. It’s all really hurtful on the ecological level. I trust many of our msn venues to be responsible enough to report on it, however. I think they are not the enemy and less more than ever now. The NY Times for one has great environmental reporting.

Joseph Goebbells – Nazi Propagandist



On the other hand Safecast has been monitoring the situation since the beginning, and they don’t agree with the latest reports –



How a Putin Fan Overseas Pushed Pro-Trump Propaganda to Americans

The Patriot News Agency website popped up in July, soon after it became clear that Donald J. Trump would win the Republican presidential nomination, bearing a logo of a red, white and blue eagle and the motto “Built by patriots, for patriots.”

Tucked away on a corner of the site, next to links for Twitter and YouTube, is a link to another social media platform that most Americans have never heard of: VKontakte, the Russian equivalent of Facebook. It is a clue that Patriot News, like many sites that appeared out of nowhere and pumped out pro-Trump hoaxes tying his opponent Hillary Clinton to Satanism, pedophilia and other conspiracies, is actually run by foreigners based overseas.

But while most of those others seem be the work of young, apolitical opportunists cashing in on a conservative appetite for viral nonsense, operators of Patriot News had an explicitly partisan motivation: getting Mr. Trump elected.

Just before the Christmas holiday, former President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act which provides funding for the military.

Buried inside the NDAA was another bill that officially establishes an anti-propaganda center in order for the State Department to recognize, understand and expose counter foreign state and non-state propaganda and disinformation efforts aimed at undermining the United States.



Shared Mission (climate change is national security we can do something about it)

Sharon, here is another article pertaining to radiation contamination and measurements in the pacific – ‘radiation’ is not all equal

Drum roll please …….
Snopes: Fukushima radiation map with noaa logo FALSE


Thanks, Kiwi. There is certainly conflicting news out there.

Sharon, here in NZ they have been conducting periodic tests, particularly in migratory sea birds that go to fukushima area, and their chicks, and have found no fukushima radiation signatures.

On a similar note, circulated marine animal deformity photos have also been deemed false by snopes.

“Confirming the safety of food for New Zealanders following the Fukushima-Daiichi accident has been a priority for the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and has led to a number of studies being undertaken.

“In the first two years after the accident MPI undertook monitoring of foods imported from Japan. A signature of Fukushima radioactivity was detected in imported tea and mackerel but levels were still far below the acceptable international limits for radionuclides in food after an accident. If you ate tea and fish with these levels as part of your diet for a year the dose would still be less than getting a single dental x-ray.

“In 2013, MPI in collaboration with the Institute of Environmental Science and Research and the University of Canterbury undertook a dietary survey to establish the levels of radiation in the normal diet of New Zealanders.

“No signal from Fukushima was recorded in this research. However, traces of the residual radioactivity from the nuclear weapons testing last century were found in a few foods as well as the naturally occurring radionuclides that are always present but these were well below acceptable limits and posed no food safety risks. An additional study was undertaken investigating radionuclides in different seafood species caught from around the coast of New Zealand. No traces of Fukushima radioactivity were found.”

UK’s speaker of the house says Trump NOT welcome to speak before parliament

Bruce, Excellent Link, Thank You!
It’s looking more like Hitlerism: “They are possessed with one idea—Conflict. They venerate a demented hypermasculinity that includes a sacralization of violence, misogyny, a disdain for empathy, and the self-appointed right to engage in bouts of frenzied rage. These characteristics, they believe, are a sign of masculinity. The highest aesthetic is militarism, violence and war. Without conflict, without enemies real or imagined, their ideological structures and racism collapse into a heap of contradictions and absurdities. They will attempt to thwart nonviolent, nationwide resistance with force”.
Citizens United Koch Money fed this!
The Billionaires’ Tea Party
(Hitler would be in awe)

“Neil Gorsuch’s own church, in Boulder, Colorado, is a hotbed of liberal thinking – and is led by a pastor who proudly attended the anti-Trump Women’s March in Denver the day after the President’s inauguration.

Rev. Susan Springer has said she is pro-gay marriage and offers blessings to same-sex couples
Another member of the clergy is outspoken about the need for gun control
The church’s Rev. Ted Howard also signed a letter slamming the ‘disrespectful rhetoric’ directed at Islam as Trump floated a ban on Muslim immigrants
Church authorities also appear to be strongly in favor of environmental initiatives and added solar panels to the roof because of ‘climate crisis’

Gorsuch was brought up as a Catholic by his mother Ann, and attended an elite all boys Catholic school in Washington D.C. run by the Jesuit order. The New York Times reported that he had become an Episcopalian while attending Oxford University as a postgraduate.

Three of the current bench are Jewish and five are Catholic, as was Justice Scalia.

The last time an Episcopalian was appointed was in 1990, when President George H. W. Bush picked David Souter.”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4196096/Trump-s-Supreme-Court-pick-belongs-liberal-church.html#ixzz4XxQZh3X9

Marjorie Orr:
“The orange volcano blowing off ever hotter molten lava about a ‘so called’ federal judge….


alex, thanks for the Patriot News Agency website info, again proving that the Internet is today’s wild, wild west.

Alex, i also heard a whole podcast where they interviewed a russian reporter about many things including how Trump is using some of Putin strategies. One thing they mentioned was exactly what you talked about, pro Trump websites run by young people in Russia and Eastern Europe, all made to look like they were American websites and all Protrump, anyone who thinks elections weren’t interfered with is just ignorant

Little but Oh MY!


“Robert Reich writes that before Gorsuch is confirmed…Senate Intelligence Committee and F.B.I. MUST first conclude that Russian operatives were NOT responsible for Trump’s electoral victory, Trump MUST reveal his taxes and he MUST put his assets into a blind trust”.

California leaders pushed back on Monday against President Donald Trump’s claim that the state is “out of control,” pointing to its balanced budget and high jobs numbers in the latest dustup between the populist Republican and the progressive state.

The state’s top Democrats called Trump cruel and his proposals unconstitutional after the businessman-turned-politician threatened to withhold federal funding from the most populous U.S. state if lawmakers passed a so-called sanctuary bill aimed at protecting undocumented immigrants.

“President Trump’s threat to weaponize federal funding is not only unconstitutional but emblematic of the cruelty he seeks to impose on our most vulnerable communities,” state Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, a Democrat from Los Angeles, said in a statement on Monday.


CNN has scheduled a primetime debate for Feb. 7 between Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. The two senators, both 2016 presidential primary contenders, will focus on the future of the Affordable Care Act.
The 90 minute debate will air at 9 p.m., and will be moderated by Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, with audience members also getting to ask questions. Cruz will represent the viewpoint of President Trump and the Republican party, while Sanders will represent progressives and Democrats.

live streaming

Democrats are currently speaking in opposition to Betsy DeVos on the floor of Senate, and they plan to continue doing so for 24 straight hours.


Thought I’d mention that Bernie Sanders will debate creepy Ted Cruz re: The Future of Obamacare on CNN tonight at 9 PM EST.

Seeing the time lapse between the last comment and this one, I take it I wasn’t the only one that could not access Starlight News.

With the ascension of Devos to Department of Education expect that the American prison population will be dramatically increased….

Betsy Devos’ brother, Eirk Prince, is the founder of Blackwater


DOB January 8, 1958
Holland, Michigan

According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), 2,220,300 adults were incarcerated in US federal and state prisons, and county jails in 2013 – about 0.91% of adults (1 in 110) in the U.S. resident population. Additionally, 4,751,400 adults in 2013 (1 in 51) were on probation or on parole.



I checked the charts (almost all timed for noon) of Bannon, DeVos, Mattis, Perry, Priebus, Sessions, and Tillerson for March 10, 2018, the date I thought could be a difficult day for trump but one he might get through a little worse for wear. The charts for all of them, either natal or progressed (not using the Moon or angles) receive hard hits from transiting Sun, Mars, Saturn, Neptune, or Pluto as does trumps chart.

With der leader and many of his inner circle being distressed on that day it might be a day he is taken out.

From and including: Saturday, January 7, 2017
To, but not including Saturday, March 10, 2018
Result: 427 days

It is 427 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date

Or 1 year, 2 months, 3 days excluding the end date

Bob, perhaps adding interest to the USA March 10 date – (March 11 in Australia) is also Rupert Murdock’s birthday.

…ooops just saw that Patty already noted this evening’s debate early this AM.

So, listen, I’ve been taken by the interesting chart for the Venus-opposite-Jupiter event. It will take place at 10:10 AM on May 19th (I used DC for location). There is so much emphasis on the U.S. Moon (27+ Aquarius) it has to be a meaningful event for the U.S. People (symbolized by U.S. Moon).

Also happening will be the 2nd of 3 trines between Uranus and Saturn who share the rulership of the sign of Aquarius where the U.S. Moon resides. She (U.S. Moon) will “split the difference” between Uranus in Aries and Saturn in Sagittarius, forming a sextile with both.

Also of note at that time in May, 2017, is that the transiting South Node (release of “things” no longer serving a useful purpose, like ideas, modes of operation, tools, etc.) will be conjunct the U.S. Moon, while the North Node (opportunity) will be conjunct Trump’s ascendant.

When Jupiter and Venus first began their new cycle back in August, 2016, they were at 27+ Virgo and quincunx the U.S. Moon at 27+ Aquarius. At that time Mercury and Jupiter were going through a 3-times-conjunction that would begin their new cycle, so I am left with the feeling that Jupiter’s new cycles with the inner (personal) planets means we will be experiencing this Jupiter energy on a direct (personal) level.

That month, August 2016, trans. Jupiter had been conjunct the U.S. Neptune (22+ Virgo) for the 3rd and final time before moving into Libra and his final (3rd) conjunction with trans. Mercury (after the eclipses and before the Election), in October.

Also that month, August, 2016, there was a full moon just 2 degrees from the U.S. Moon – at 25+ Aquarius.

I hope you see all this emphasis on the U.S. Moon around the cycle of Venus and Jupiter, who are considered the two Benefics (more pleasant than unpleasant effects), has already influenced The People in ways not seen for many decades.

Transiting Jupiter stationed retrograde yesterday and will be retracing his exact opposition with trans. Uranus, his square with trans. Pluto, as well as his exact conjunction to the U.S. Saturn before he exacts his opposition to trans. Venus. As I noted above, he won’t be doing it in a vacuum.

The historic trine between trans. Saturn and Uranus (who were sextile the U.S. Moon when their cycle began and they were conjunct the Galactic Center), each sextile (supportive) the U.S. Moon, further emphasizes the importance of this Jupiter-Venus opposition as it regards the U.S. and its People. But there is more.

On the day when Venus opposes Jupiter, the transiting Sun at 28+ Taurus will be T-square the transiting North Node at 28+ Leo (conjunct Trump’s ascendant) and the transiting South Node at 28+ Aquarius (conjunct the U.S. natal Moon). The trans. Sun will be sextile transiting Chiron at 28+ Pisces.

Furthermore, transiting centaur Pholus (small cause, big effect) at 28+ Sagittarius (and just past his conjunction with trans. Saturn) will, on that day in May, square the transiting Chiron but will sextile the U.S. Moon and trine the transiting Uranus in Aries who trines Saturn in Sagittarius and the North Node in Leo that is conjunct Trump’s ascendant. Centaur Pholus will (and is now) conjunct the Uranus-Saturn cycle start (1988)

He, Pholus, will also sextile (support) the U.S. Moon in Aquarius. I told you I was taken by this chart. It is difficult to focus (a Neptunian thing) on the actual event of the moment, namely the Venus-Jupiter opposition, but you can’t miss all the action that will be affecting the U.S. People (U.S. Moon).

So, looking at where transiting Neptune will be at 14+ Pisces, just past his exact trine to the U.S. Sun (consciousness) at 13+ Cancer and by then exactly quincunx (forced to make an adjustment) with the U.S. Saturn (institutions) at 14+ Libra, . . .

. . . perhaps it is a smoke screen (Neptune), this T-square between trans. Sun and the nodes – which involves the U.S. Moon and Trump’s ascendant, and which demands a decision.

Consider this. the Obamacare chart had Neptune and Chiron conjunct the U.S. Moon in Aquarius, while Uranus was in Pisces, within 2 degrees of where trans. Chiron will be next May when Jupiter opposes Venus. In fact trans. Chiron will be at that Obamacare Uranus degree in April, as will be trans. Venus when she stations direct in April.

Aha you say . . Venus conjuncts the Obamacare Uranus just a month before she opposes Jupiter. Venus does this in April as the trans. Sun conjuncts the trans. Uranus in Aries . . as Saturn stations conjunct the GC and sextiles the U.S. Moon; as Neptune trines the U.S. Sun; as trans. Pluto trines the U.S. Vesta (hard, hard work).

Well then, let’s go with that. The U.S. People benefit by keeping Obamacare intact. Or perhaps the vital parts of Obamacare survive but we have to call it Trumpcare. Maybe that’s what this is all about. Whatever.

Samsung: Smart TVs record your living room chatter



Seven action steps to protect you against TV spy risk

The chemicals researchers found in dog food are also common in paint, plastics and electrical transformers.

While more studies are needed to conclusively prove that these types of environmental chemicals are affecting human fertility, it seems likely that they are.

But one thing seems fairly certain: Exposure to harmful chemicals that impact the biological function of many species, including ours, will continue.


I used the wrong start date by using the wrong month to get to March 10, 2018. Here is the correction.

From and including: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
To, but not including Saturday, March 10, 2018
Result: 396 days

It is 396 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date

Or 1 year, 1 month, 3 days excluding the end date

Betsy DeVos won.

Or, how that will be written once she gets control of the Department of Education:
“betsee 1.”

Suddenly I don’t read so good anymore. Alex posted about the new education overlord Betsy. I feel my IQ draining from my body already.

This is an excellent interview with Yascha Mounk – political scientist, lecturer, author of the Good Fight on Slate. He makes the dangers and the opportunities we face very clear. There’s hope – horror and hope.

Here’s hoping!!!


Where is Nancy? I need a new post please.
Thank you.

Washington Post

Speaking to local county sheriffs at a meeting on Feb. 7 at the White House, President Trump joked that his administration would “destroy” the career of a state senator.


You’re Fired: Four Ways Donald Trump’s Presidency Might Not Last Four Years

By Dean Falvy, Verdict

07 February 17

Now that he has been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump is entitled to a four-year lease on the White House. Based on his wild start in office, it promises to be a tumultuous and consequential tenancy.

But will Trump still reside in the East Wing four years from now? That’s harder to predict. Whether he stands to take the oath again, or watches someone else get sworn in on January 20, 2021, the chances are good that Donald Trump will at least begin that day as POTUS. But it’s far from a certainty. There are four ways that the Trump presidency could last fewer than four years: (1) death; (2) impeachment by House and conviction by Senate; (3) suspension due to disability under the 25th Amendment; and (4) resignation.


On the same day the Senate confirmed President Trump’s secretary of Education pick by a historically narrow margin, a House Republican introduced legislation to abolish the entire department Betsy DeVos will lead.

Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie’s bill is only a page long, after merely stating the Department of Education would terminate on Dec. 31, 2018.


After confirmation, GOP Congressman filed legislation showing the real reason they backed DeVos

By Jen Hayden
Tuesday Feb 07, 2017 · 1:38 PM PST


he House Committee on House Administration, today, on a partisan vote of 6 to 3, voted to eliminate the Election Assistance Commission, (EAC), the ONLY ? Federal agency responsible for establishing and enforcing standards, rules, and regulations for voting, especially electronic voting machines in the United States of America.


2018 Education


Pholus 00 Capricorn
Vulkanus 00 Leo
Admetos 00 Gemini

State of Washington, et. al. v. Donald J. Trump, et. al.
Case Number:


BREAKING: Senate GOP votes to silence Warren after speech against Session!

GOP votes to silence Sen. Warren

McConnell Cuts Off Elizabeth Warren For Criticizing Sessions, Senate GOP Silences Her
Warren was reading a 1986 letter by Coretta Scott King about Sessions.
(One of our Bravest Soldiers!)

Sen Warren Cut Off For Reading MLK Widow’s Letter About Jeff Sessions

Worth a listen: post

February 7th, 2017
at 10:53PM

US 9th Circuit Court – arguments

It’s usually hard to follow oral arguments in the higher court without a legal background but in this case… it’s possible to follow the process

continued – Legal Argument

usually for the public to hear a video recording of some legal argument is a difficult endeavor because they are not familiar with the certain time and place of laws concerned but here in this video post they are arguing Presidential/executive order (stadning and due process) something the public has focused on many times over the years under various circumstances so the context is understandable irregardless of the legalese or some arcane subject for the oral arguments

What a disgusting night!
Alex, I saw the clip when trump talked about destroying career, and to me it didn’t even look like a joke,this mans power and ego has gone clear and needs to be stopped !!

Some negative things happened TO Trump, too, today –

– Yemen removed permission for the U.S. to conduct any more special operations on its soil
– CNN reported that, it was leaked I guess, that Trump is really sorry he hired Spicer and blames Rence P for it. Here it comes: You’re fired. Apparently Spicer is covering 2 positions right now.

– Sometime this week, I assume, the 2nd appeal will be denied.

I liked the judge as he was addressing people who were following the case being broadcast live today for people without legal educations the judge used plain language whenever he could

Mitch McConnell’s cutting off Elizabeth Warren’s reading of Coretta King’s letter re: Jeff Sessions was not only an affront to Black Americans but an affront to Women of America. This is not going to go away easily.

Mitch McConnell’s Black Moon Lilith is conjunct the U.S. natal Uranus, both at 8+ Gemini. Elizabeth Warren’s Mars is at 8+ Gemini.

Yes, barbk – just looking at the Warren speech now.

The repubs ‘claim’ it voilated rules, but if you look at the full speech, they decided to throw the book after her for no apparent reason than to shut her up:


We are still under the spell of the Aquarius New Moon at 8+ degrees, and that New Moon was trine the U.S. Uranus + McConnell’s BML and Warren’s Mars at 8+ Gemini.

I’ve long thought that MM would affect the transitional period we are going through – an evolutionary leap from one level of consciousness to a higher level of consciousness – because of the 3 outer planets influence in their present signs and because of the Saturn-Jupiter cycle due to end in 2020.

Pluto, Uranus and Neptune entered their present signs during the 49 month period between late January 2008 and early February 2012, each planet entering once, retrograding back out of that sign then re-entering the new sign for the duration of their lengthy stays in those signs.

Upon the 3 outer planets 2nd entry in their present signs each had a significant symbol located at 11+ Aquarius. For that reason I feel that degree links the 3 outer planets regarding their roles in the evolutionary leap, so when an individual or event has that degree highlighted in its chart I look for some contribution from that individual or event toward said evolutionary process.

McConnell has natal Mercury at 11+ Aquarius trine natal Jupiter at 11+ Gemini.

The 11+ Aquarius degree highlighted in Uranus’ ingress into Aries was Venus, for Neptune into Pisces it was Mercury and for Pluto into Capricorn it was Nessus and the North Node.

Because this was an abuse of power on the part of McConnell toward Warren, and abuse of power is what Nessus is known for, I looked first at the Pluto ingress chart. At that time Venus was at 17+ Capricorn (and conjunct Jupiter at 21+ Capricorn) and in the Aquarius New Moon chart (January 27th) transiting Pluto was at 17+ Capricorn.

Also McConnell’s natal Mars at 21+ Taurus (which is conjunct his Saturn at 22+ Taurus – the degree of the Saturn/Jupiter cycle start – and his natal Uranus at 26+ Taurus, all of which harmonizes (trines the Nessus + NN) within the Pluto ingress astrology.

There is much more that connects this incident with the outer planet ingresses but the thread is long so I will end here.

Sorry (it’s late) but MM’s Mars-Saturn-Uranus harmonizes with the Pluto Ingress chart’s Venus-Jupiter in Capricorn, not it’s Nessus-NN.

Chris Hedges on The Fall of America

China urges Japan to explain its Fukushima plan amid reports of lethal levels of radiation.



17-35105 State of Washington, et. al. v. Donald J. Trump et. al.

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Coretta Scott King’s 1986 statement and testimony on Jeff Sessions’s U.S. District Court nomination in Alabama:


Elizabeth Warren brings Coretta Scott King’s letter – read on facebook


Jeff Sessions
DOB December 24, 1946
Selma, Alabama

continued – Jeff Sessions

Natal DK Lilith 00 Capricorn
(world point)
World Point 00 Cancer


Mutable Grand Cross by Synastry

2017 Solar Arc DK Lilith @11PI
N/South Node 11SG
2017 SA (00CA world point) 11VI
N/North Node 11 Gemini

prefrontal cortex and self mastery skills

(Self Mastery) 11 degree arc of Zodiac signs

Prefrontal Cortex

The basic activity of this brain region is considered to be orchestration of thoughts and actions in accordance with internal goals.


The Senate is working round-the-clock toward confirming President Donald Trump’s close ally, Sen. Jeff Sessions, to become the nation’s top law enforcement officer as attorney general

US Senate vote today – Wednesday

Advocates Deliver 1 Million Petition Signatures to the Senate to Stop Jeff Sessions


On Tuesday, February 7, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), member of the Judiciary Committee, accepted 1 million petitions calling for the Senate to reject the nomination of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General in advance of Wednesday’s expected vote.

The petitions were collected and delivered by groups including The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, People For the American Way, Daily Kos, MoveOn, UltraViolet, Color of Change, Common Cause, the Center for American Progress, Friends of the Earth, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Rock the Vote, Faith in Public Life, Voto Latino, Free Press, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and the Bill of Rights Defense Committee.

The leaders of many of the nation’s civil and human rights organizations representing people of color, immigrants, religious minorities, women, the LGBT community, and people with disabilities gathered to discuss their key concerns in advance of the expected vote for Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions.


Watch on youtube

Tell Senators to #StopSessions

Take Action Now:
Join in making calls (877-959-6082) to tell senators to #StopSessions from becoming the next U.S. Attorney General.


Senator Richard Blumenthal
12 hrs

The Senate votes Wednesday on whether to confirm Senator Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General.

Today, I accepted petition signatures from more than one million Americans urging the Senate to reject his nomination.

I stand with every American who signed this petition—and the millions more who have taken to the streets to protest, posted their opposition on social media, or called their representatives to share their point of view.

I promise to echo their voices through the halls of the U.S. Capitol.

8-Feb-2017, 12:10 UT/GMT

Sun 19AQ
Moon 17CA
Mercury 01AQ
Venus 03AR
Mars 08AR
Jupiter 23LI
Saturn 25SG
Uranus 21AR
Neptune 10PI
Pluto 18CP
TrueNode 03VI
Chiron 22PI


Starbucks is showing its commitment to its immigrant employees by offering them free advice on immigration law, the company confirmed Tuesday.

The coffee giant’s Immigration Advisory Program, which it announced Monday, will offer consultation through Ernst & Young, one of the world’s largest professional services.

“Our partners (employees) and their families have questions about travel and immigration status, so we wanted to provide them with a newly developed Immigration Advisory Program to meet their needs,” Starbucks spokesman Reggie Borges told The Huffington Post in an email.

The resource is available to full-time and part-time employees and their families, he added.

Feb 7TH Tuesday

Motion for Attendance Agreed to 88/3

H.J.Res. 58: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to teacher preparation issues.

House Vote #85
Feb 7, 2017 5:10 p.m.
Passed 240/181

On Passage of the Bill in the House

Decision of Chair Sustained 49/43
During the floor debate on the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General, the chair ruled that Sen. Elizabeth Warren had violated Rule XIX of the Senate’s rules of debate. This was a roll call vote on the decision. A yea vote was to keep the chair’s decision …

On the Motion for Attendance PN30: Jeff Sessions, of Alabama, to be Attorney General
Senate Vote #56
Feb 7, 2017 8:01 p.m.

Motion Rejected 43/50


On the Decision of the Chair PN30: Jeff Sessions, of Alabama, to be Attorney General
Senate Vote #57
Feb 7, 2017 8:43 p.m.

In the Motion (Shall the Senator be Permitted to Proceed in Order?): Jeff Sessions, of Alabama, to be Attorney General
Senate Vote #58
Feb 7, 2017 9:06 p.m.


Feb 8TH Wednesday apx 8PM


Venus 04 Aries
Midpoint Moon/Mercury 03 Scorpio
Ceres 01 Taurus


should read

Feb 8TH Wednesday apx 8PM


Venus 04 Aries
Midpoint Moon/Mercury 03 Scorpio
Quaoar 00 Capricorn (Juno 01CP)

Excellent article about how Congress’ abdication of its responsibilities is the real threat:


Also, from yesterday’s news:

In one of those moments that wouldn’t work in a grade B movie, the discussion over the nomination of a racist, misogynistic nominee was highlighted, from the party who wants to shut up minorities and women, by banning a woman Senator from speaking due to her quoting a female civil rights icon. You can’t make this stuff up.

I know you guys need a new post. I am struggling with my own upset and paralysis over what is going on. I will come up with something soon.

Narrative YOD: vote on Jeffrey Sessions

The Feb 8TH vote for Jeff Sessions is a pre-text for chaos regarding established issues protecting society’s concept of an individual’s social place, their security / intelligence interests (by or thereby avoiding personal risks) forcing the legal perimeters for illegals or social misfits to change

Starlight, yes it is disheartening how little power we have, but I have to stay hopeful like Pres. Obama asked us to stay, and when I see the many groups protesting even to GOP senators and they were ignored but will come out I believe in 2018. And, at least we Dems are fighting back in Congress.

Thanks Nancy. Thanks alex. Thanks Angellight.

Another Yod in play. This time, under the aegis of the Pluto ingress Capricorn chart (11/26/08), Neptune at 21+ Aquarius which is quincunx the Pluto Ingress Saturn at 20+ Virgo, and the presently transiting Uranus at 21+ Aries completes a Yod formation.

In doing so, it puts the Pluto Ingress chart’s Saturn (only 2 degrees from U.S. Neptune which squares U.S. Mars in Gemini) at the apex (action of having to adjust to circumstances).

That Pluto chart’s Saturn also trines the Pluto chart’s Jupiter at 21+ Capricorn (conjunct Pluto chart’ Venus at 17+ Cap), so, together with McConnell’s natal Mars at 21+ Taurus (conjunct MM’s natal Saturn in the degree of the 2000 Jupiter-Saturn cycle start of 22+ Taurus) they form a grand trine that can barely be penetrated.

Mitch McConnell is the Grand Poobah of Patriarchal Age views as they relate to U.S. politics. His natal Juno in Scorpio opposes his natal Saturn (and the 2000 Jupiter-conjunct-Saturn degree) in Taurus; the U.S. progressed Mercury at 20+ Aquarius is now T-square McConnell’s opposition.

Due to its station direct in that degree, U.S. progressed Mercury is determined, over time, to wear away that privileged position McConnell’s career depends on. Today transiting Sun is at 20+ Aquarius, conjunct U.S. Progressed Mercury, and only 1 degree from the Pluto Ingress chart’s Neptune at 21+ Aquarius (that squares McConnell’s Mars-Saturn in Taurus).

Today Mitch McConnell feels the earth moving under his feet.

Here is another way to say it:

Narrative YOD: vote on Jeffrey Sessions

Chaos from the (Jeff Sessions) forced changes to the perimeters of who will be and who won’t be the protected members of American society


killing thousands of veterans by killing the Affordable Care Act

Elizabeth Warren for President. McConnell just gave her the stuff great political ads are made of! No spin needed. No splicing of footage required.

The podcast link I posted yesterday describes the fast, sudden acts that the DJT Admin is taking AND the fast sudden acts we are taking in response. Uranus. He was worried that the erosion of our freedoms would materialize slowly, less visibly…and he finds great hope in what is happening.

He points out that the strategy of DJT folks is to make fact checking so constant and onerous that the public is overwhelmed and just ends up sticking with their person/tribe/leader. Splitting us to the extreme…but….we there are indications that instead of this scenario, we are (on the cusp of) forming alliances to successfully resist. That’s my takeaway on a good day!!!

Angellight, I second you comments. “There is nothing to fear but fear itself,” as FDR said. Trump is trying to make us all fearful. I, for one, refuse to let him win that battle.

If anyone watched the debate between Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders last night I thought Cruz was such a bag of hot air, never really answering the questions and Bernie was very truthful and very good.

How trump’s chart and the transits of Jan 13, 2020 relate to the chart of the only resignation in presidential history.



Re: !

Perhaps I’ve missed it, but what is your reasoning for the Jan. 13, 2020 date for a Trump resignation? Also, are there any earlier dates which indicate a resignation or ousting of some kind?

If the Jan. 2020 date is correct, it might be merely a ploy to assist the VP in getting “elected” that coming 2020 November. Frankly, I’m not sure which is worse, Mr. T., Pence, or any one of these other R’s. The majority of R’s all appear to be dedicated to leading/manipulating us more deeply into autocratic plutocracy.

I agree with the viewpoint that the resistance is uniting people and groups. We are in a time of destiny. It feels overwhelming, but it is my belief that we, as individuals, were meant to be here.

I’ve tried to slow down a little bit and incorporate more meditation into my life. Michael Sealey’s hypnosis and meditation tapes on Youtube have been very useful. I’ve turned to consistent prayer for the first time in decades, and am trying to make every act a kind one.

Thank you for these threads. Some of them are little works of art. I’d appreciate anybody’s thoughts on the horoscopes and outlook for Jeff Sessions, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and Steve Bannon.

Nixon letter of resignation.


30 January 1649
execution of Charles I
beginning of the Interregnum

29 May 1660, London
arrival of Charles II
beginning of the Restoration

Eliseo, any of the links that show the transiting Sun, Saturn, and Pluto in opposition to trump’s natal Saturn on January 13, 2020 are a strong argument for extreme loss by trump on that day. The transit chart could be timed 14 hours later and still be in January 13.

There are other dates that are stressful for trump before then but none have the strength of January 13, 2020 (the Sun and Pluto combined with Saturn), in my opinion.

That stellium also directly affects the charts of cabinet members, prominent trump supporters, the chart I use for the Republican party, and his progressed inaugural chart.

Thank You very much. I appreciate that very specific clarification. It is particularly interesting the stellium also affects cabinet members. You may well have nailed the date of Mr. T’s departure.

BTW, what chart are you using for the R Party? Have you compared it to that of the Whigs of the 19th century? I see some correspondence historically between Trump and Zachary Taylor, who set the stage for the demise of the Whigs. He also set the stage for the Compromise of 1850 which in turn set us up for the Am. Civil War.

Dear Nancy, We don’t need new Posts!
Just having this wonderful space to come to…helps so much! Being around like minded people is therapeutic. Delving into Astrology gives us thought provoking escape.
And Laughter! I’m a serious Tau/Sco, so I deeply feel the magic of laughter.
This is silly but will bring you a laugh:
Is Steve Bannon the Real President?

trump natal progressed to January 13, 2020, winds up with the USA total solar eclipse OF aUG 21, 2017, on it’s IC and eclipse Saturn on the Desc.


The camera embedded in the TV can watch viewers watching the set.


“Even if you remove your computer’s microphone, if you use headphones you can be recorded.”

The speakers in earbuds or headphones microphones, can be used to convert the vibrations in air into electromagnetic signals to clearly capture audio from across a room.


Malware converts your headphones into makeshift microphones that can slyly record your conversations.

In a video for Vice News, Edward Snowden demonstrated how to remove the internal mic from a smartphone.

Even the NSA’s information assurance division suggests “hardening” PCs by disabling their microphones, and repair-oriented site iFixit’s Kyle Wiens showed MacWorld in July how to physically disable a Macbook mic.

None of those techniques—short of disabling all audio input and output from a computer—would defeat this new malware.


Is this a ‘fear big brother’ article?
I would think there would not be enough people on earth with enough time to watch all the watchers – maybe just the brainless reality show addicts LOL

The chart I use for the Republican party was proposed by my friend JohnTWB. John’s career was in banking and he was a very good researcher as well as an astrologer. He had a personal library of around 7 or 8 thousand books.

John passed from cancer on May 25, 2015, in Jakarta. Posted as JohnTWB or Blazingstar. His full name was John Thomas Wyder Battalana.

I might have changed the time by a few minutes but the chart as is performs very well and I like that when located to Washington it has Sibly Neptune on the MC and Sibly Mars on the West Point.

Jul 6 1854 NS, Thu
4 pm +5:37:36 LMT
Jackson, MI
42°N14’45” 084°W24’05”

With no knowledge of this subject, I came across this new video that absolutely blew me away!
Graham Hancock – The War on Consciousness – Banned TED Talk 18-Min:

Gorsuch calls Trumps comments “demoralizing”

Comment from NYT’s
“At some point the Republicans in Congress are going to have to come to the realization that either they acknowledge that trump is a very sick man in need of treatment, and should therefore be removed from his position before he causes great harm to this country, or they will have to realize that eventually the fingers of blame will be pointing directly at them for enabling this wreck of an administration.”

Television reverse monitoring / surveillance (to see and hear) people viewing the TV began I believe either near end of WWII or some short years thereafter.

At that time the monitors/people had to be fairly close by with their antennas and receivers but now the distance extends to orbiting satellites in space which can capture the signals in your home and monitor you in reverse through your television set or the microphones on any device, radio, headphones, computers.

I use to have direct satellite tv. Around that time I read about an artist that covered his scanner surface with clear plastic film to create distortions in the images he used to create his work.

Well I thought, good idea, I took a dry cleaner plastic bag and made it flat to block the screen of my TV so that if the TV was reverse monitoring/viewing me it would get only distorted unviewable images. The interesting thing that happened was by the next day I was getting harassing sales calls from Direct TV two times a day.

I quit Direct TV around the time that trying to stop cable or satellite tv was hard to do because the businesses ignored requests to stop service and kept billing the customer. It was a thing awhile ago. Even Congress got involved in complaining to the cable and TV companies about it.

After I quit Direct TV I also packed up my flat screen and put it in the closet where it sits today.

I taped over the camera and microphone on my new computer and with the headphones I take the batteries out when I am done using the headphones.

Anything you plug into the electric circuit in your house can be reversed to track – monitor you.

It’s actually big business…. monitoring people covertly gives businesses focus group data that is used as business intelligence to make their companies more profitable.

“It is not normal for the president of the United States, within 24 hours, to write about death and destruction and fake news and evil,” he said. “The most troubling aspect of this is it is very clear he has a disconnection from the truth. … The very first press conference he had in this administration, they could have talked about jobs or health care. They talked about crowd size. And then lied about it. It’s one of the most bizarre events I’ve witnessed in politics.”


Nancy Pelosi To Press: Donald Trump Is ‘Coming After You’
The Democrat warned Trump’s administration had the “characteristics of an authoritarian regime.”

It is Trump’s disregard for the truth that is perhaps most concerning.

The president has repeatedly told falsehoods about his inaugural crowd size, the national murder rate, the existence of widespread voter fraud and the media’s coverage of terror attacks.

When fact-checked or challenged to provide evidence of his claims, Trump has dismissed the media outright by labeling negative stories about him “fake news.”


Bob, about the stellium on Jan 13, 2020, is it possible for it could be the end of Trumpism as an ideology rather of the resignation of Trump? Since it also “affects the charts of cabinet members, prominent trump supporters, the chart I use for the Republican party, and his progressed inaugural chart.”

Even if Trump leaves the Presidency, no matter how or when, there still remains everything that put him there and the Republican system supporting it.

Sorry, I meant “is it possible for it to be the end of Trumpism…”

A side note: when searching for a definition of Trumpism, a term I’ve been hearing more and more, I found this interesting article, “A Public Manifesto
Citizen Therapists Against Trumpism” http://citizentherapists.com/manifesto/#tab-con-10

From CNN Money today, ‘How To Get Trump’s Tax Returns’ through Congress

Cocaine !?!?

A friend who is an addiction counselor, told me this evening he strongly suspects that in addition to his narcissistic personality disorder,

(A) Trump is a cocaine addict
(B) He gets his fix through a Russian connection at Trump Tower.

My friend believes this would explain Trump’s paranoia, his sniffling at the debates, his 3 AM tweets, (the man apparently never sleeps!) and his fealty to the Russians.

Opinions? Anyone on the blog an addiction specialist? Does anyone see any astrological indicators for addiction?

Many Thanks for the R. party chart info.
Do you see any signs in the progressions or transits of a death or rebirth for the R’s?

Eliseo, during the campaign season, there were a couple of posts (on the Down With Tyranny blog, I think) that discussed Trump’s drug use. Although cocaine was considered very possible, there was a secondhand report of his snorting Adderal. It was suggested that he had gotten it from the plastic surgery clinic he frequents in Florida, apparently by a former employee of the clinic. I have nothing to back it up, but thought that was interesting.

wow dph, if true, look at adderall side effects

Ja – can you provide a link for the Gorsuch quote?

If Donald Trump is still President in January 2020, then there is absolutely no hope for us. He will have completely destroyed everything worthwhile about this country long before then.

Surely, surely, he will be gone long before then. Is there NOTHING in his chart between now and then? How can he possibly stay in office that long?

Thank You! Very Interesting.
I think the Hitler analogy has been way overplayed, but I note Trump’s facial expressions and gestures do remind me of Mr. AH. (Although politically he is more like Francisco Franco or Juan Peron.)

AND…We now know AH’s physician was regularly injecting him with Meth & cocaine. This accounts for the palsy in his right arm in videos from late WWII. Parkinson’s & related diseases are more common among ex-cocaine addicts as they age, more so than the population of never users.

I don’t know very much about Adderall. But according to Wikipedia, it is used as “an athletic performance enhancer and cognitive enhancer, and recreationally as an aphrodisiac and euphoriant.”

I can certainly see the possibility of Mr. T’s attraction to an aphrodisiac and cognitive enhancer. It is something that perhaps his narcissism would demand. As it is also used to treat narcolepsy, that might account for the fact the man seems to never sleep.

Again, Thank You. Hopefully others who post here with knowledge of these drugs and addictions might have some observations?

Ja, Gorsuch’s quote is all over the news, for example:


Duchess, as much of a problem as Trump is, he really isn’t the main problem – it’s the Republicans who are trying to sink their hooks deeply into the government and mold it to their liking.

I meant to address that link to Paris who asked for a link to Gorsuch’s quote.



When he says it to a republican I will pay more attention.


Many cocaine and amphetamine users lose weight or do not gain weight. DT has considerable weight and heft – ergo incongruous with the effects.

Thanks Ja and Henri. Surprised Gorsuch didn’t rate an angry tweet from Trump. I hate feeling like everything in the media is scripted…!

Oh, thanks to Sharon too!

Many Thanks
I don’t know of a drug that would induce or foment paranoia and the sniffling, but no weight loss.
Not my area of expertise.

He’s Crazy…and wants to create War!
“Steve Bannon Believes The Apocalypse Is Coming And War Is Inevitable
Trump’s top adviser thinks we’re in “the great Fourth Turning in American history.”

The GOP chart I use (July 6 1854) progressed to Jan 13, 2020, with transits around it.

This progression has that progressed Mars aspecting points in a slew of charts I have done for that date, trumps Saturn being one.

I do not often use charts for any political party as all available times are shaky but this progression fits the other charts I have for that date like a hand in a glove.

Looking at my own chart for that date, I may not be around.


New post up:


Leave a response

Your response: