15th Apr, 2023

New Discussion Thread

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The link to the story Will’s April 15th, 2023 2:44 pm post referenced is:

https://polinews.org/former-acting-solicitor-general-said-j6-investigators-have-proof-that-implicated-multiple-gop-leaders-in-coup-attempt-the-rot-wasnt-just-donald-trump/

Thanks, Will. That’s good news. Thanks, Eliseo, for posting the link, and thank you, Nancy, for the new thread.

Eliseo, some comedy clubs have new talent night and open-mike nights, etc. So when you’re ready…..good luck.

Myron’s son, a Leo, moon Virgo, can be very funny & I’ve told him he should try it. He has a couple of themes and I think his treatment of them is hysterical!

Witness the Turning Point: Uncover the Secrets Behind the Solar Eclipse in Aries, April 2023

Video: 28 min 2 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58AaMNUN8qs

The eclipses and that Mercury station of May 15th.

The April, 20 2023/ 29 Aries solar eclipse degree conjoins the 2021 US Inaugural charts Moon. Two weeks later, the May 5th lunar eclipse at 14 Scorpio will be opposing the Inaugural charts Ascendant. The midpoint of those two natal aspects in the Inaugural chart rests at 6 Taurus. This is the degree of the Inaugural charts Mars/Uranus conjunction. Mercury stations direct on that point (5 ’51 Taurus) on May 15th. What can we expect?

What the Astrology of Inauguration Day Can Tell Us About Biden’s Presidency

An astrologer warns a volatile, albeit powerful, Inauguration Day will set the stage for an intense, game-changing presidency.

By Maressa Brown Published on January 7, 2021

Although one of the most loathed years of all time is technically in the rearview mirror, 2021 is already off to an intensely unnerving start following the January 6 domestic terror attacks on the U.S. Capitol. We’ve been left to question even more intently what January 20, Inauguration Day will look and feel like. The tide will have to turn once former vice-president Joe Biden is sworn in as POTUS and Senator Kamala Harris becomes the first female vice president and woman of color in the White House, right?

In order to get a sense of what Inauguration Day and the next four years have in store for the incoming administration and the country, it helps to look at what the planets will be up to on January 20. Here’s what you need to know………

The Must-Knows About Biden’s Inauguration Day Chart

The Moon Will Be Void-of-Course

The moon spends about two and a half days in a sign. Sometimes, it’ll make its last meetup with another planet and then, for a few hours or even a whole day, take what feels like an energetic time-out before moving into the next sign. This is referred to as a moon “void-of-course” (VOC or V/C) moon, and it’s a limbo phase that tends to bring energy and action to a standstill. It’s a lovely time to rest, recharge, be creative, go with the flow, but it doesn’t quite lend itself to getting much done. If you’ve ever been sitting in an airport for hours contending with a delayed flight without Mercury retrograde to blame, it’s possible you were dealing with a void. And thus, with the moon void of course — falling at 29 Aries — in the Inauguration Day chart, could be interpreted as an indicator that it’ll be tough for Biden to move the ball forward on his sweeping agenda. (We already know that even with a Democratic majority in Congress, he’ll need at least some Republican support to pass major legislation.)

Moon voids on Inauguration Day have also been linked to presidential terms that ended prematurely (e.g. FDR’s fourth term in 1945, JFK’s 1961 inauguration, and Nixon’s in 1973). The moon was also void during President Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, which didn’t cut his term short, but he did have to contend with a variety of impasses while attempting to pass legislation……..

29 Degrees Aries Comes Into Play

On January 6, Mars, the planet of action, war, and aggression, hung in the final degree (29º) of impulsive, fight-seeking fire sign Aries before moving into slow, stubborn earth sign Taurus. On Inauguration Day, the moon will be in the same spot — 29 Aries — giving us a similar feeling of stirred-up combative energy reaching its culminating, boiling point.

Mars and Uranus Represent Underlying Volatility
The rising sign of the chart is Taurus conjunct Biden’s moon (0º Taurus), which can amplify emotional sensitivity but be beneficial for public image. But Mars, the planet of action, and Uranus, the planet of revolution and change, will both be in the fixed earth sign as well. The pairing of these planets represents a need to rebel, break free, create change — quickly. But being in slow, steady, sleepy, and grounded Taurus, this aggressive energy could be more frustrated versus fueled.

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https://www.instyle.com/lifestyle/astrology-inauguration-day-biden-presidency

Inauguration Day January 20, 2021 by Astrology King

Inauguration day on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, is unlike any other. The FBI has warned of possible armed protests across the US as Donald Trump supporters and far-right groups call for demonstrations before Joe Biden is sworn in as president.

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

Continued (chart enclosed)…….

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

I would suggest that if we are to witness a deluge of domestic public unrest in mid May, it could be a direct result of a dramatic downturn in the economy. Refer to the following articles in the next entry…….

May 5, 2023: The Fed’s Moon Is Eclipsed!

Lunar Eclipse of May 5, 2023 Hits The Fed’s 1913 Moon

by Jude Cowell

On May 5, 2023 a Lunar Eclipse perfects @14Sco58 which conjuncts the Moon in the 1913 Federal Reserve Act Horoscope shown here, upper right; lower left is the May 5th Scorpio Lunar Eclipse Horoscope; both charts are set for Washington DC. As you know, the Taurus-Scorpio 2/8 polarity is the Big Business axis of greed, corporations, finance, and investment, and you’ll notice that the powerful Sun-Pluto opposition (upper right corner) of December 23, 1913 tops the 6:02 pm est horoscope at the Goal Point – and the Sun @1Capricorn ‘acts as an agent for or against structural collapse’: Now as you see, a variety of astro-notes are penned upon both charts so please enlarge and/or print the image if you wish to read them. And of course, setting up the horoscopes for yourself may be a viable option, if possible, and do check out the various Sabian Symbols (they’re online).

Additionally, we should mention that the May 5th Lunar Eclipse falls upon America’s Inaugural Ascendant-Descendant axis of January 20th at noon, the Oath of Office, so the White House and/or presidency are likely to be somehow reflected, or disrupted, in May by the upcoming Scorpio Lunar Eclipse. Plus, President Biden was born with Mars, Mercury, Sun, and Venus in Scorpio, if it matters.

DC Horoscopes: December 23, 1913 and May 5, 2023

Moon @15Scorpio, the Eagle Point of Regeneration, conjuncts fixed star Zuben Elgenubi with its keyphrase, positive social reform. However, in Astrology when this star conjuncts Luna, the cosmic picture can darken to levels of disappointment, anxiety, and wrongful accusations which seem these days to be the required fuel for Washington DC politics to run on, at least as a tactic for far-right saboteurs.

But then again, yours truly is one of those skeptics who thinks that Fedhead Jerome Powell is raising interest rates (as if) to control inflation when it’s primarily corporate greed driving the financial jalopy so that the Biden adminstration can take the blame for the US economy possibly running into a ditch – at least as planned within the fevered brains of far-right Republicans who have peculiar domestic and foreign masters to please. After all, politicians’ wildly inflated incomes depend upon their compliance by which they hope to avoid being primaried in 2024 and thus losing their posh seats.

So will the rays of the May 5th Scorpio Full Moon Eclipse lift a veil or two on previous or present financial secrets? Will leaked information cause a financial and/or political scandal or yet another controversy spawned by wild conspiracy theories? Or, is the Lunar Eclipse a cosmic signal that the American people (Moon 1913) are being bamboozled once again by a tone deaf Federal Reserve of 2023 prescribing an erroneous solution that only makes things worse and causes massive job lay-offs? We’ll both have to stay tuned to find out. My vote goes to Zuben Elgenubi’s positivity!

Additional notes re Jerome Powell:

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https://www.starsoverwashington.com/2023/03/may-5-2023-feds-moon-is-eclipsed.html
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Is Fed Chair Jerome Powell Purposely Destroying the Economy? – Thom Hartmann (by Jude Cowell, an astrologer who doesn’t think very highly of the Fed policies))

Here’s a March 2023 clip from Thom Hartmann discussing Republican Fedhead Jerome Powell, recession, the US economy, and the possibility that Powell’s actions are intended to undermine President Joe Biden’s economic policies in order to give Republicans a boost in the 2024 Elections. Misplaced blame and campaign talking points will result.

………What If the Universe Steps In?

So you know how ‘they say’ The best laid plans of mice and men? That’s because sometimes higher forces interrupt earthly events with ‘wild cards’ known as eclipses, the most obvious and visible disruptions that few earthlings can ignore.

In case you missed it, here’s a recent SO’W post displaying both the Federal Rescerve Act’s December 23, 1913 Horoscope with its Moon @15Scorpio (We the People betrayed) and the Lunar Eclipse of May 5, 2023 which ‘eclipses’ the Fed’s 1913 Moon at the very same degree, what I tend to call a cosmic time link. Thanks to the lunar eclipse, we can expect the lunation to reveal, uncover, or leak information, even secrets, which can lead to outcomes such as scandals, karmic changes (positive or negative), and/or course corrections. As many economists agree, Mr. Powell would do the US economy a solid by listening.

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https://www.starsoverwashington.com/2023/04/is-fed-chair-jerome-powell-purposely.html

Eliseo,

Thank you for providing the link.

Starlight, thank you for starting a new thread. Great to see your name on the site.

Very informative………

Societal Breakdown!! Solar Eclipse in Aries -April 19 20 2023

Video: 42 min 21 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yerb2xHerqw

Jerry,

Thank you for posting Evan Nathaniel Grim’s provocative piece on the Aries solar eclipse. Fascinating. exciting, disquieting and engrossing.

Jerry,

Joseph P Anthony is a trip. Seems a tad paranoid/conspiratorial at times but knows his astrology.

Thank you again for this resource.

Hi Will,

As you pointed out, Anthony P. Anthony is a bit colorful (flamboyant?). He expresses concern about the upcoming CBDC (central bank digital currency) scheduled to come into operation in July, although from what I can discern the system is designed to make digital money transfers quicker and more efficient, so I’m not sure if it warrants that much attention. However his take on Pluto’s role in the current financial malaise is right on. Very logical.

What is not mentioned is the looming debt ceiling crisis which could cause havoc in the markets. The Fed will have a clearer idea on when the “x date” deadline for the debt ceiling will be reached once the April 18th income tax return data comes in. The data arrives two days prior to the April 20th solar eclipse. I find that absolutely fascinating. The current trajectory for the debt deadline is June 5th although the repercussions of Republican intransigency on that issue could be felt way before then. Refer to the following articles……

McCarthy’s Gambles On Ukraine, Debt Ceiling And January 6 May Not Be Sustainable

https://edition.cnn.com/2023/03/09/politics/mccarthy-ukraine-debt-ceiling-january-6/index.html

May Madness — Debt Ceiling Timetable is Shifting

https://perspectives.agf.com/may-madness-debt-ceiling-timetable-is-shifting/

PS Typo: I got the name wrong. Read instead “Joseph P Anthony”

Jerry,

There certainly seems to be a growing consensus among many Web astrologers as well as yourself regarding the upcoming solar eclipse and new moon in Aries on April 19. I found this piece by
Jill Wintersteen while perusing the topic today. She focuses upon what she interprets as how the personal/emotional psychological effect will unfold for individuals vs the pols or the economic systems.

Check it out

What the Solar Eclipse and New Moon in Aries Mean for You
The script for the end of Aries season includes endings, beginnings, and revelations galore.
APRIL 12, 2023
JILL WINTERSTEEN

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This Aries season, we have two new Moons. The second new Moon, on April 19, is coupled with a hybrid solar eclipse, which is a combination of a total eclipse and an annular eclipse (sometimes known as a “ring of fire”). Although its beauty will be seen only from parts of Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Pacific, the solar eclipse and its effects will be felt throughout the world.

The solar eclipse will begin April 19, at 6:37 p.m. PT, and end at 9:56 p.m. PT. It will happen at the same moment everywhere. The new Moon, which is when the Sun and Moon are at the same degree in the sky, will occur at 9:12 p.m. PT, within the eclipse window and just hours before the Sun enters Taurus on April 20 at 1:13 a.m.

Eclipses are times of revelations. They shake up our world and show us things we’d rather not see but need to become aware of to evolve. The current solar eclipse occurs at the final degrees of Aries and marks a time of closure and endings. It is still a new Moon and carries with it all the potential for new beginnings. Consider it a preview of the future.

What the Solar Eclipse and New Moon in Aries Means for You
This solar eclipse in Aries is full of fire and dynamic vibrations. Aries carries the warrior energy and teaches us to overcome our fears with courage and confidence. This energy, coupled with the eclipse, helps us see the truth around us and face it, no matter how much we want to run away from it.

Due to their revealing nature, eclipses can feel unsettling to the nervous system. As this eclipse stirs some chaos in and around you, know that it is ultimately for the better. This will be an intense time, and it may, at moments, feel unbearable. Stay present with yourself and be open to receiving all that is revealed to you.

There is a healing nature to this eclipse. Remember this as you are shown pieces of information that may feel shocking. It’s all to help you heal, forgive, move forward, and begin a new pathway. The eclipse opens the door to a new journey for you and the collective. First, though, it needs to help you see all that is limiting you.

This eclipse shows you what has already ended in your life but you haven’t accepted yet. It places situations that are over or going nowhere front and center so you can understand them. It shows you old patterns and habits that you know are not serving you and reinforces their release.

It ultimately helps you consciously acknowledge the ending and finality of things you may still be attached to in some way. Often, we intuitively know when something is over, be it a job, a relationship, or a behavior. We know on many levels when something isn’t serving us anymore. Detaching from this energy, though, can be challenging. We cling to the familiar and will do many things to hold on, including sacrificing our own growth. This is human nature. It’s simply how we are wired.

This eclipse shines a light on what you already know. In doing this, it gives you no choice but to accept what is and detach from what you already know isn’t for you.

The Influence of the North and South Nodes on the Solar Eclipse
What makes eclipses possible is the Moon’s and Sun’s proximity to the lunar nodes. The lunar nodes exist where the Sun’s path, or the ecliptic, and the Moon’s orbit intersect. They are energetic vortices full of magic and potential.

When the Moon and Sun are both positioned within 17 degrees of either node, an eclipse becomes possible. This positioning also designates an eclipse season. It is only during this time an eclipse can occur. The current eclipse season lasts from April 8 until May 10, 2023.

Solar eclipses occur on new Moons while lunar eclipses occur on full Moons. Just like the Moon and Sun, the North and South Nodes are located within a zodiac constellation. Currently, the North Node is located in the sign of Taurus, while the South Node sits in opposition in Scorpio. This new Moon in Aries occurs close enough to the North Node in Taurus for a solar eclipse to take place, bringing together the energies of the Sun, Moon, and North Node to direct our evolution.

The North Node pulls the energy of society in one direction. It, in many ways, is where we are headed as a collective. The North Node holds the lessons humanity is learning and integrating during a specific period.

The North Node’s position in Taurus is helping heal the collective by bringing us to stillness after a chaotic few years. It’s also encouraging us to connect more deeply with nature to nourish ourselves and, in turn, focus on protecting her. As the North Node moves toward Aries, there will be more emphasis on the self. This position helps us focus on how we can help the collective by prioritizing our soul’s purpose.

The South Node is what we are leaving behind as a society, particularly the lower vibrations of the sign involved. It is what the collective is evolving away from and often represents vibrations we have already mastered as a society.

The South Node in Scorpio is asking us to step away from chaos and trauma. It illuminates places where we are attached to drama and mistrust. It has been showing us the underbelly of society as a way of creating change and fostering growth.

The Nodes officially move into Aries and Libra on July 12, 2023, when we will really feel these energies starting to influence us. As the South Node moves into Libra, a more peaceful time will occur. We’ll see how certain relationships have held us back. It will also illuminate injustices in our system and how the collective has been attached to them.

Along with the collective nodal positions, we each have a personal North and South Node. (You can look yours up at astro-charts.com.) The placement of our North Node shows us where we are headed in our personal evolution and highlights the lessons we are here to learn in this lifetime. We often resist these energies early in life, but we soon find they are the key to understanding our life’s purpose and karmic path.

The position of our South Node shows the energies we’ve come into this world already knowing. It is our place of comfort, but also the place that can block our evolution if we become attached to its familiarity. Our job in this lifetime is to walk from South to North Node, leaving behind the known and mastering the unknown.

On this solar eclipse, we have the opportunity to make leaps both toward the collective North Node’s energies of Taurus and Aries, and toward our personal North Node. We can integrate these energies, harnessing the current North Node’s vibrations to help us understand our personal North Node on a deeper level.

Ask yourself how the highest vibrations of Taurus and Aries can help you integrate the energies of your personal North Node into your life. This may include healing through stillness or connecting with nature. It may be focusing on the abundance already in your life. Or it may be making your soul’s mission a priority while learning to say no without guilt.

This eclipse is the first in a series of eclipses that will take place on the Aries-Libra axis until January 12, 2025, opening a pathway to our evolution over the next few years.

Other Astrological Influences on the Next Solar Eclipse
This solar eclipse squares Pluto in Aquarius. Pluto rules the cycles of our life, including our trauma, healing, and rebirth. As the energy affects you on this eclipse, feel the next phase of your life developing in front of you, even if you’re not ready for it. Ask yourself what needs to heal for you to step into your next level of existence.

Also, honor any sadness within you as you say goodbye to old ways, people, or other energies. Allow the grieving process to occur. Aries has a tendency to cause us to feel angry, frustrated, or impatient. When we dig deeper, we often discover that the root of our anger is sadness and grief. When we do not allow our grief to be felt, we feel anger instead of suppressing it. On this eclipse, allow yourself to grieve. If you feel some anger, honor that, too, and ask what it is covering up with its presence. As you say goodbye to things that are ending, you heal from any trauma they may have caused you. This eclipse offers you closure. Take it if needed. Feel any sadness and release energies that have long expired in your life.

As the Moon and Sun sextile Saturn in Pisces, feel your responsibility to yourself to heal. Remember, this eclipse is all about you and your evolution. To grow into the person you’re meant to be and align with your soul’s mission, you may need to let go of some things. Feel your commitment to yourself over anything else in your life. Make your path and mission a priority, and know that when you do, everyone around you benefits—even the people you’ve had to say goodbye to.

As you commit to saying yes to yourself, you’ll more easily say no without guilt or fear. Feel your resounding yeses coming through on this eclipse and recognize what you need to walk away from to stay committed to them.

The Moon and Sun also fall conjunct, or next to, Jupiter in Aries. This aspect reminds us of our potential. It encourages us to say goodbye, heal, and accept what is ending so we can begin again brighter and more glorious. This eclipse is a rebirthing process. Some pieces of your energy will release, shift, and transform so you can be reborn in a new energy on the other side.

Align with the vibrations of Jupiter to help you see just how brilliant you can be this lifetime. You have unlimited potential in your energy. Yes, you may have to bravely traverse the unknown to get there, and you may have to shed some tears of grief, but your soul’s mission is waiting for you.

RELATED: Weekly Astrological Forecast, April 16-22: Reconsidering and Realigning

Your Invitation
Be open to learning things about yourself and others during eclipse season. Embrace a new version of yourself. You can have a life of fulfillment, ease, and soul alignment. You can feel like you are living the life designed for you. It is possible, and it can start on this solar eclipse. All you have to do is be open to the revelation, accept the healing, and be willing to be reborn as the person you always were and are in your heart.

Learn more about the full Moon, including additional astrological insights and journaling prompts, in the Aries Season, New Moon + Solar Eclipse Workbook, from which the above is excerpted.

About Our Contributor

Jill Wintersteen is the founder of Spirit Daughter, a lifestyle brand devoted to helping you live your best life through understanding the energy of the Universe. She also writes workbooks on each full Moon as well as other astrological events. Follow her on Instagram @spiritdaughter.

Will

Very insightful commentary re: the Pluto-Solar Eclipse square. Essentially an opportunity is being presented to accept and acknowledge ones limitations which in turn allows for a deepening on inner levels. It reminds me of the profound AA Serenity prayer…….

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference.

Fox settles with Dominion for $787.5 million.
IMO Fox got off extraordibarily too light.

Eliseo,

Can’t say I wouldn’t have relished seeing/hearing a full-throated apology to the American soul for having purposely and maliciously repeated outright lies and falsehoods and be required to take some responsibility for tearing the nation apart as well as endure some real soul-suffering for their transgressions From what I gather however, FOX will be contending consecutively with a multiplicity of other lawsuits filed against them.

And then there’s Unjustice Uncle Thomas lining up for his long-overdue cumuppance. Spring has Sprung.

Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio May 5th, 2023 by Pam Gregory

Video: 42 min 4 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7StSpyHeEY

Eliseo, I for one fell for the notion that Dominion wanted to right a wrong – what they wanted was money – 10 times their pre-litigation value. They are owned by a private equity firm and 10X is considered a good exit.

Silcominc,
I too, fell for that notion. I suppose we were projecting our hopes and aspirations. I for one did not research Dominion. I just presumed they were outraged by the libel and slander and were therefore seeking justice.

Pardon my naivete. Are there any companies or corporations left that not only desire to make decent profits, but also retain any sense of the common good, or of basic justice? As often said, “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” including financial and economic power. Greed is an idolatry, a process addiction with insidious lethality.

Will,
RE: “From what I gather however, FOX will be contending consecutively with a multiplicity of other lawsuits filed against them.”

I pray you are right, and righteousness prevails. That corporation needs to be ground down into the legal dust and many of their employees incarcerated for substantial periods for the harm they have knowingly visited upon the American people and the world in their pursuit of fame, wealth and power.

In my highly emotionalized opinion (IMHEO) Murdoch in particular, deserves and needs to be tortured mercilessly, executed, resurrected, – tortured again, executed again, resurrected again, – and again and again, ad infinitum, ad absurdum. Would he learn the necessary lessons from such harsh karma? I doubt it. I have no idea how or what could open that man’s mind or heart or lead him to any remorse or desire to make amends relative to the deep and profound harm he has done on multiple continents.

But all hyperbole aside, I would not shed any tears were he condemned to spend the rest of his life imprisoned in any remotely appropriate cage, and ALL of his ill-gotten wealth distributed to the poor.

“And then there’s Unjustice Uncle Thomas lining up for his long-overdue cumuppance.”

Another candidate for the special torture, execute, resurrect, rinse, repeat, do it again, and again, and again treatment. But seriously, I do hope as you suggest his cumuppance comes sooner rather than later. But I suspect it won’t come until 2025.

I believe the 2024 election will probably give us overwhelming majorities in the House and Senate enabling impeachment and conviction of the arduously contemptuous uncle tom hellhound on the bench. And I suspect others will be obliged to resign and retire also in 2025, far sooner than they expected.

Some positive words from steve judd regarding the upcoming eclipses
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s_2C1gL9Rg

Dominion still exposed the lying at the heart of Faux News and they could have settled much earlier on, so I call that a win even without a trial to get Murdoch and on-air personalities on the stand. You never know how a trial will turn out. Defamation cases, especially against a so-called news organization due to 1st Amendment rights, are notoriously hard to win, but they did. Also, a defamation case is a suit for damages – in this case to Dominion’s reputation and losses/potential losses should states decide not to buy their product because of MAGA/Fox lies. That’s all it is, but we are lucky that the case uncovered so much evidence that’s been made public. One of the company heads said yesterday that they could have settled earlier but stretched it out to expose as much as possible. Not sure whether that’s true, but the case did do that. And all that evidence is now available to Startmatic and others suing Fox.

Thanks for the explanation, Les 🙂

McCarthy’s debt limit plan targets Biden’s agenda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n639UqcBoBo

My response:

Extended Republican leadership preceded 2 of the Unite States (and the world’s) financial collapses.

In the almost 98 years from May of 1919 through January of 2017 (when tRump was sworn in) the Republican party only controlled the law making of the United States for 2 extended periods of time. Both times their policies led to financial collapse.

They controlled both houses of Congress from May of 1919 through to the 1929 crash in October of 1929 (10 years, 5 months – the Presidency for 8 years, 5 months) and from January 1995 through to the crash in September of 2008 (13 years, 8 months – the Presidency for 7 years, 8 months). They had 2 chances to govern, both resulted in financial failures. No politicians or bankers went to prison after the 1929 crash and only 1 banker did so after the 2008 crash.

After the 1929 crash they were denied control of the Senate for 46 of the next 50 years and out of control in the House for 60 of the next 64 years. Hopefully the backlash to the tRump term will result in a similar history but without the financial prodding.

Bob,
RE:
“Hopefully the backlash to the tRump term will result in a similar history but without the financial prodding.”

What we consider liberal, moderate and conservative changes with the times and circumstances, and of course the astrological cycles. Unfortunately, what was moderate or even slightly conservative a few decades ago is now considered wildly and extravagantly liberal. Our plutocratic, neo-fascist and christo-fascist bretheren over time successfully stole our political narrative, redefining the terms to their peculiar advantage.

If I’m reading the underlying social trends (and the stars) correctly, thanks to Mr. T and our present day screwball R’s, I believe our definitions will move back to where they were a few decades ago and beyond. I suspect by the latter 20’s or early 30’s what is now considered moderate and progressive policy will be regarded as conservative, and liberal policy will be seen as moderate.

Furthermore, I think it will eventually be apparent to the vast majority of voters the R party has forever poisoned its brand. We may or may not continue with a 2 party system, but if so I think it will be Dems + a new party, not the GOP. That’s a far greater backlash than before. And I don’t think it requires any financial catastrophe to precipitate it.

In Heather Cox Richardson’s latest letter, she writes of several instances of corruptions, lies and other bad deeds coming out into the open and, at least in some cases, accountability ensuing. The Faux News on-air personalities, the Tennessee House vice-chair of the Rep caucus having to resign for harassing an intern and the Speaker not even residing in the district from which he ran, new disclosures about the federal judge who’s trying to block mifespristone having hidden various right-wing positions in print or interviews prior to his Senate confirmation process, and then NYT reporting of the trauma of the Sandy Hook investigators who had to catalogue the massacre.

She writes: “It hit me as I read through all this news that a key theme seems to be a new shift toward transparency and accountability. It jumps out at me that people are talking to lawyers and to the press about illegalities, irregularities, and, in the Sandy Hook case, horrors that in the past they have kept quiet.

“Whether it comes from disgust at the excesses of those who are attacking our democracy or from fear of the law, that transparency reminds me of the pivotal importance of McClure’s Magazine in the early twentieth century. Reformers had expressed philosophical concerns about the concentration of wealth and power at the top of American society for decades, but those concerns could be ignored until the investigative journalists working for McClure’s began to explore the specifics of political corruption and its cost to ordinary Americans. Dismissed as “muckrakers” by politicians, those journalists nonetheless helped to shift the weight of social value from keeping secrets to spilling them.”

I don’t know if this is the Pluto transition out of late Capricorn and into Aquarius – tearing down power from the powerful and returning it to the People – or maybe Saturn in Pisces bringing accountability for deception. Whatever it is, there seems to be more of it happening and I’m all for it.

Mercury is turning retrograde today and Biden is expected to announce next week during the mercury retrograde. This is not a new run but an extension of what he is doing but still to announce during a retrograde – any thoughts?

Biden is going to create a law or an order to “penalize” good credit mortgage payors in order to help lower-income ones????

silcominc,

Re: Mercury Retrograde

It will be interesting to watch developments in Russia over the next few weeks (Russia’s chart is displayed in the inner wheel of the following graph: https://astrologyeh.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Russia_PR_DIR.jpg )

April 21st – Mercury stations retrograde at 15 Taurus. It will conjunct Russia’s natal Venus, oppose natal Pluto (15 Scorpio) and sextile natal Chiron/Jupiter (15 Cancer). The natal aspects will be re-stimulated on May 5th with the lunar eclipse at 15 Scorpio. Uranus is within 3 degrees of opposition. Putin’s nodes (18 Aq – Leo) will be t squared by Uranus; and will trigger the Mars/Uranus/Nodes conjunction of Aug 1, 2022.

OPINION: How Might a Coup in Russia Unfold?

Kyiv Post
Feb 22, 2023

Recent tensions in the Kremlin, led by the Wagner Group’s Yevgeny Prigozhin, lead some to believe that a Moscow coup may be in our midst. How dangerous could that get?

Continued…….

https://www.kyivpost.com/opinion/13343

The youth vote in the US is becoming a crucial determinate of election outcomes. This will very likely become increasingly evident as Pluto moves more decisively into Aquarius. An organization called NextGen America is organizing, motivating and getting out the youth vote. Their recent victory was in getting out the youth vote on college campuses in Wisconsin to elect the progressive to that state’s Supreme Court. Before that they played an important role in the 2022 elections.

I encourage those of you interested to check them out and, if you’re able to, please make a small (or large!) monthly contribution to support their work.

As someone who contributes $10 monthly donations to organizations like Fair Fight and Vota Latina that focus on getting out the vote, I have to say that whenever a Democrat wins a tough election I feel confident that I helped. It is an uplifting and empowering feeling.

Aquarian intelligence informs us that even small acts in concert with the collective can create big shifts.

I always thought that if 1 million Voters gave $1 each month to an individual or organization they would help a lot in the course of a year without putting a financial strain on themselves. …And if 74 million voters…!!!

Give us the targets DNC.

Bob, that was my mother’s theory, too!

Sharon, we have to get the rank and file to join in.

Top Psychiatrist SOUNDS ALARM on Trump’s INCREASING Mental Deterioration | The Weekend Show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ1KfaIOCLI

AOC and Jen Psaki talk abortion rights, the climate crisis, and her Republican colleagues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM_0fDWpGeo

THIS Happens On 19th May 2023 (The Taurus New Moon)

Video: 15 min 56 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6b4B_RBsQU

Tucker Carlson terminated from Fox “News” Network

Purportedly the dismissal was not connected to Fox’s
$787.5 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems. Speculation is it may be connected to the
March 2023 lawsuit filed by the show’s former senior producer Abby Grossberg, who alleges an anti-semetic and misogynist workplace culture among its staff. I’m wondering if Mr. Murdoch decided Tucker Carlson was now a financial liability in the face of the several coming lawsuits. Who knows what the Australian narcissistic sociopath is thinking!?!?

In any case, I’m not convinced TC is truly done. Might he, himself decide to run for office? OR.. maybe start his own youtube show? Unfortunately, he has a fairly sizeable following and plenty of cash to transition to something else. Let us hope various lawsuits force him into permanent retirement and he retreats into the dustbin of history with Lord Haw Haw and Tokyo Rose.

See how Fox announced Tucker Carlson’s departure on air
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efbB1U3Q_o0

Eliseo, of course he’s not done. Those far right extremist channels, steaming & web services will give their eye teeth to broadcast his lies!

streaming*

just a little NZ news footnote that gives me a glimmer of hope for future global leadership change in tone, perhaps?? ….. fingers crossed.

“Former Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been appointed two fellowships at Harvard University.
Ardern has been appointed to the 2023 Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow at the school of government and as the Hauser Leader in the Center for Public Leadership.
They provide for high-profile leaders transitioning from public service roles to spend time in residence at Harvard Kennedy School, and to engage with students and faculty on building skills in principled leadership, the US university said.”

Nice, kiwi….

We so need some good news and sanity to come back again.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Fox News is on a better trajectory and, now that Carlson is gone, and it had the large pay-out, it will tone down on the lies and lose the liars and actually be fair and balanced

Sharon K,
It WOULD be wonderful, but they’ve already started their anti-Biden campaign daily making all sorts of outrageously false claims about catastrophic bad things happening that will ultimately destroy the nation.

According to Fox, the nation has never been worse off, crime is out of control everywhere, our financial system is collapsing, we are going to be attacked because of Dem weakness, and we’ve become an evil dystopia in which we are ALL going to die because of Biden and the Dems.

It’s amazing they haven’t mentioned the Martian insectoid invaders who are lurking behind the Moon and obviously plan to eat us – OR that Yellowstone will explode very soon ALL because of Biden!

IMHO, I don’t think Fox can change. They are addicted to their far right audience and ratings just as their viewers are addicted to them. They might conceivably be forced out of business by a flurry of legal and civil suits, so… we will see.

For the mental health of the nation and the entire world it is obvious Murdoch’s “news” empire needs to be destroyed. I suspect in the long run they will somehow and in some way destroy themselves. This is what modern business and political autocracies eventually do. We may hopefully be seeing the beginning of that process now.

Eliseo, the fallout for faux is just beginning. Many more lawsuits against them waiting in the wings, including their own shareholders.

The Murdoch empire also just suddenly dropped their ‘defamation’ lawsuit against a small aussie publication who last year had denounced them for spreading lies.

On facebook. Does the name and icon at the top of the message mean this is her account?

https://www.facebook.com/FaniforDA/videos/happy-birthday-fani-t-willisbirthday-wish-1-early-vote-today-last-week-to-early-/382309139548543/

Tiny URL for my last post

https://tinyurl.com/27tnngoo

There are 36 comments with birthday wishes in that Msg.

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Who Is Fani Willis Married To? Details About The American Attorney And Politician

https://pressinformant.com/who-is-fani-willis-married-to-details-about-the-american-attorney-and-politician/

PressInFormant site may be a rag but info about DA Willis appears to be correct.

As a footnote to my 2.13am post regarding ‘tone’:
I note that Jerry Springer has died today. Since he was the first of the in-your-face rabble rouser TV interviewer drama types, it springs hopefully to mind this could perhaps be an omen for the ending of the faux induced hateful and angry TV modes infecting the attitudes of the audience.
I’m Ever hopeful this era of lies and hate will soon end.

Kiwi, I wish it were so that rabble rouser TV would chill, but probably not. It will be back with hardly a hiccup between the old and the new.

As this clip from Rachel Maddow says, rabble rousing has a long long history – so like that old myth about sowing dragon’s teeth, another flaming idiot will take Springer’s/Tucker’s or whoever’s place.

Rachel on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_6jk-W9iDM

On dragon’s teeth:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon%27s_teeth_(mythology)

Beowulfie, yes, dragons teeth, sadly true.
Did you see this latest interview with Bandy Lee about mental illness likened to a societal contagion?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ1KfaIOCLI

Kiwi,
This is an interesting development. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s powerful anti-hate pro-love message has now been seen by over 100 milllion people.

Give up that war 12 minutes 9 seconds
Arnold Schwarzenegger has a powerful message for those who have gone down a path of hate.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsETTn7DehI

And the CNN interview with him about hate and anti-semitism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCaXcgv-kVo

thanks Eliseo. More well known people need to speak up for tolerance, love and honesty

There are quite powerful transits to both Trump’s and Pence’s natal charts from Grand Jury testimony given today by Pence about events leading up to Jan. 6th.

The start of Pence’s testimony was reported by CNN as April 27, approx. 9 am, Washington.

A truthful Pence (loyal servant who turns against his master – or did he?) probably spells the end of Trump as a political force even in the corrupt end of the GOP. Trump is yesterday’s man. No VP has ever testified against a President before.

https://www.cnn.com/2023/04/27/politics/mike-pence-grand-jury-testimony/index.html

Big Deal! Pluto Square the Nodes of Fate- Imminent World Changes, Financial Collapses 2023 Astrology

Video: 32 min 52 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhaDa4TgebQ

Kiwi,
I think Arnold may be only the first of many. More coming along soon I expect. I think it may be a feature, a preview of what is to come with Pluto in Aquarius.

Having been born a post WWII Austrian (July 30, 1947) and today is one of the last remaining rational, moderate and sensible Republicans, he provides a unique and unusually credible perspective. He often states his father was a Nazi, and describes how spiritually broken and spent were the adult men he knew as a child – How the former Nazis and soldiers were racked with shame and guilt and pain as a result of their journey through hate. He clearly learned from those men how NOT to live.

His very recent visit to the Auschwitz death camp was quite powerful. I love his verbal segue talking about the shoes left behind by the murdered millions, and how those souls call out to us to walk about in their shoes. He, I believe is a truly compassionate man. But I’m wondering if he has any plans for further political office.

Perhaps we may be seeing more volatility in the financial markets and the banking industry at the time of the May 5th lunar eclipse (14 ’58 Scorpio). The eclipse will be t squaring the New York Stock Exchange’s natal Uranus (15 ’09 Leo). . . . . .

First Republic Bank Teeters on the Brink of Collapse

Investopedia
April 26, 2023

First Republic Bank (FRC) is teetering on the brink of collapse as shares fell to new all-time lows on reports the federal government and the nation’s biggest banks are reluctant to put together a rescue package.

The beleaguered lender reported deposit outflows of more than $100 billion in the first quarter, or 40% of the total.1

That figure would have exceeded 50% if not for a $30 billion injection of uninsured deposits from 11 of the nation’s biggest banks in March.2

In response, shares of FRC plunged almost 50% yesterday, and are down another 30% today. The bank’s market cap fell below $1 billion in intraday trading, a small fraction of its $40 billion peak in November 2021. Its price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio fell as low as 0.7. The stock’s volatility prompted the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to halt trading of FRC 12 times Wednesday.

Continued…….

https://www.investopedia.com/first-republic-teeters-7485632

If chaos takes a decisive hold in the markets from the 5th of May onwards, would that embolden China to take advantage of the confusion and invade Taiwan?

According to the following article, the 28 Capricorn degree may be the most sensitive degree in the Chinese/ Taiwan chart (January 1, 1912 12 noon). So, here are the coordinates for May 17th. We have the Moon at 28 Aries in close conjunction to tr. Jupiter (0 Taurus) triggering a t square to tr. Mars (28 Cancer), China’s natal Uranus (28 Capricorn) and nearby tr. Pluto (0 Aquarius)…….

China, Evergrande and Astrology by Jessica Adams

How a Chinese Astrology Chart From 1912 Shows the Future

I’ve looked at China a couple of times in recent years, using the chart set for 1st January 1912 in Nanking, at 12.00 noon (in the absence of a ‘birth’ time for the arrival of the Republic of China under Sun Yat-sen). So how does it look with Evergrande?

I used this chart to predict ‘a virus’ on 10th January 2020 which would bring about a change in the world order involving China. This is the original page from my trusty bible, The Book of World Horoscopes by Nicholas Campion (The Wessex Astrologer, 2004). There are a few charts for China but when I scrawled THIS ONE it was based on the start of what we would come to know as COVID-19. So, what does it tell us about Evergrande and the end of communism?

You always glance at Taurus and Scorpio in any national chart to see where the economy is at. Here we have a perfect storm. Karma from the Second World War is coming back. So is economic shock and revolution, years into the future. This is freedom, independence and radical change for people in China, but also the end of Made in China. I hope you can see now where the supply shortages and rationing of 2022, 2023 is coming from.

Continued……..

https://www.jessicaadams.com/2022/01/04/blog/china-evergrande-and-astrology/

MMA WEEKLY COLUMN FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING MAY 1, 2023 by Ray Merriman

SHORT-TERM GEOCOSMICS AND LONGER-TERM THOUGHTS

So Trump and Biden are heading into a possible rematch with similar numbers of Americans who wish they would just go away. – Ingrid Jacques, “Americans on Biden, Trump: Please Give Us Someone Else,” Arizona Republic, April 26, 2023.

Mr. Biden doesn’t seem to have figured out that the House vote changes the balance of negotiating power… “While I do not agree with everything proposed,” Sen. Joe Manchin said of the House plan, “it remains the only bill moving through Congress that would prevent default and that cannot be ignored.” If Mr. Biden won’t work with Republicans in the House and Senate on a compromise, then he’ll be responsible for the financial calamity he’s been warning about. The Wall Street Editorial Board, “Biden Plays Chicken With Default: He Refuses to Negotiate with Kevin McCarthy Even After the House Raises the Debt Ceiling, “ April 28, 2023.

This week Joe Biden announced his intention to run for a second term. He revealed it on his superstitious “lucky day,” April 25. However, it was not a good week for Joe Biden. Very few people are excited about his decision to run again, yet everyone seems to think he will win because more people want to avoid a second term of Donald Trump than a second term of Joe Biden.

I think Democrats are misjudging the situation even more than Republicans. Donald Trump will have Jupiter conjoining his natal Sun near Election Day 2024, and transiting Jupiter will trine his natal Jupiter, too. These are not transits of a loser if he is in a competitive race at that time. I am not the first to note this. Astrologer Robert Thibodeau of Detroit, Michigan, brought this to my attention over a year ago when he also flatly stated Joe Biden would not have a second term. Now just because an astrologer makes a prediction doesn’t mean it will come to pass. But if you ask an astrologer which looks more favorable: a transit of Pluto square your natal Moon (Biden), or a transit of Jupiter conjunct your natal Sun and trine your natal Jupiter, then I don’t think the cosmic scales weigh in favor of the former over the latter. Bottom line: a Biden victory over Trump in November 2024 is not a sure thing, despite conventional wisdom trumped up by the media and Democratic (and many Republican) operatives.

Meanwhile, President Biden has a major problem approaching very fast that might do more to define (and damage) his legacy than anything he has encountered so far: the raising of the debt limit. There is now a proposal passed in the House, and neither he nor his comrades have anything to offer other than he wants a “clean vote” (raise the ceiling without any compromise to moderate spending and debt), which isn’t likely to happen now. Biden won’t be able to blame the Republicans for not offering a plan to raise the debt limit, although he is attempting to do just that — as if they have not provided a workable plan. He has to do something other than blaming the other side for doing nothing when in fact, he is now doing nothing except demanding that nothing be changed that created the threat of default in the first place. He doesn’t exactly have a stellar record of fiscal discipline personally or as a leader. Avoiding negotiations will not amend that personal history.

The importance of all this is the looming T-square May 16-23 between Mars, Jupiter, and Pluto. This is a confluence of very hard aspects that coincide with hysteria. And Jupiter square Pluto does have a history of correlating with financial panics (maybe 50% of the time within a 4-month orb). This is approaching fast, in line with the time when the U.S. Treasury will run out of tricks to pay its debts.

Along the way, the Sun will conjoin Uranus (disruption) on May 9, in Taurus, the sign of money. I think we will see very huge movements in financial markets around that time, lasting through May 23 and maybe beyond.

The Trickster’s cycle may be technically over on May 14, but his influence will still be present for a few days afterwards. It could get dicey for financial markets.

Jerry, I posted this here on about Jan 1, 2023 on Biden’s re-election. At that time, Neptune was at 22 Pisces. You pointed out Trump’s positive aspects over the election. Biden has some too.:

Biden’s Re-election

Currently, transiting Neptune at 22 Pisces was recently opposing Biden’s MH 20 Virgo coinciding with all of his recent successes. For many of us, that transit would have a debilitating effect. Transiting Neptune also trined his Mercury 21 Scorpio which rules his Virgo MH, and in a few years will trine his Scorpio 27 Sun which is conjunct his Scorpio 28 Venus, indicating future beneficial effects.

On Election Day, transiting Pluto 29 Cap will trine his Neptune and his Uranus creating an Aries Point Grand Air Trine. Transiting Neptune 27 Pisces will trine his Scorpio 27 Sun and Scorpio 28 Venus and the transiting Neptune will trine his natal Rx Jupiter 25 Cancer and form a Grand Water Trine. Transiting Rx Saturn 12 Pisces will trine his Mars 12 Scorpio. Also Mercury 5 Sag trines his Rx Pluto 7 Leo, remember Mercury rules his Virgo MH so this is very good for him, too… but really, how many trines can one person have!

He also has a few concerning transits. Transiting Uranus Rx at 25 Taurus is opposing his Sun 27 Scorpio. Robert Hand said this can indicate a passing away or an ending, possibly with health problems due to a “broken heart.” A sadness or “broken heart,”that may be echoed by his Moon 1 Taurus being squared by transiting Pluto 29 Cap and Mars 0 Leo creating a T-Square to his Moon.

Interesting that the transiting Pluto-Mars opposition also squares Kamala Harris’ natal Sun-Moon opposition creating a Grand Cross for her. More on her later, but it seems that they both may share in some very painful events.

On Inauguration Day, transiting Sun conjoins transiting Pluto exactly at 1 Aquarius lighting up Biden’s Aries Point Grand Air Trine with his natal 10th H Neptune 1 Libra and his natal Rx Uranus 2 Gemini. Unfortunately, transiting Sun also lights up the square to his Moon 1 Taurus from transiting Pluto. However, transiting Mars which was also squaring his Moon has now moved backwards to 24 Rx Cancer and now conjuncts his natal Rx Jupiter 25 Cancer which is one of the points on his Grand Water Trine formed from transiting Neptune.

I do think a Biden-Trump rematch will bring in an Independent 2rd Party candidate. If it is just between Biden and Trump I believe Biden will win and if he doesn’t I will move out of the country which would devolve into an autocratic and vengeful regime and would tip the power of the world into the hands of autocracy over democracy. I can not believe this would happen in an Aquarian era.

Meant to say 3rd Party

Well, just because you have strong jupiter aspects, it doesn’t mean you win the top prize. I once had Jupiter t. my sun ON my birthday and I did not win the lottery even though I was convinced that I would – lol.

It can also mean overdoing something in a big way.

A 3rd party candidate worries me. It could mean an upset for the Dems as well as the Repubs.
The last thing I want to see is a close election.

What Trump would try to make of that would be horrible.

Aren’t there any Uranian upset factors at play? (I haven’t looked.)

Also, is there any possibility that Biden and his inner-circle are using psychology here by Biden announcing a run? There are no really good contenders at this time and the Dems don’t want a gap in support, so if Biden said he wasn’t running, the Dems might look empty-handed at this time. In time, someone else with good possibilities could arise. It is not going to be Harris. This can also buy time to see how Biden’s health, strength & popularity go.

After all is said & done, remember James Carville’s “it’s the economy, stupid”. (He lives partly in NoLA & I saw him at Whole Foods at least 10 yrs ago – John Goodman, too.)

Behold Tucker Carlson –

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/28/opinion/tucker-carlson-fox.html

He certainly looks like he has some exciting, popular, successful times coming up in the next few years. I imagine he will wield a lot of influence. I hate to say this but it looks like he’ll be an asset to tfg. Will DeSantis or Hailey end up as the Republican vp candidate?

https://www.astro.com/cgi/chart.cgi?wgid=wgeJwtTs0KwjAYexpBIULbuZVZepCBnjxN8fzth23MdtJ1lL29HXoJJCE_YRgHLVRnNHFlG12Qe8-TxWOpx9bBgGdIwfMsB2dnJtHLgI4aMJRkd4JdHdl6mOsJxSXS_bM8gAsRRIpE2pPEgiTBUUjBGJiiprJkWv3rj4H_4GY05FvNsyjeaY24rarKr5940Phekw_KzZq_bl9I4zZX

or https://tinyurl.com/3wphawbc

Sharon K,
“The last thing I want to see is a close election.”
Me too! Considering our national volatility, a close election could easily be a precedent to disaster.

“It is not going to be Harris.” I’m hoping you are right, but curious. I doubt Harris would be a good president. So why do you think she would not run or be the Dem nominee?

“This can also buy time to see how Biden’s health, strength & popularity go.”
Very good point.

One question I have is that Biden announced his re-election campaign with Mercury in retrograde. I understand that with Mercury in retrograde, repeat events work out well. He’s running for re-election, after all. Doesn’t this have some validity?

Eliseo, I just think that in spite of her many qualifications, including being very smart, she’s been something of a bust. I particularly don’t like the airing of the dirty laundry in the past, meaning the complaints that the Biden administration wasn’t including her or giving her significant enough tasks, etc. This was not a good look, as the saying goes. She just doesn’t seem powerful enough although I had the impression that she was when she was involved in Senate investigations (I forgot which, maybe one of the impeachments).

Hi Frank,

To clarify, the article I submitted was from Ray Merriman of MMA astrology. These are not my thoughts. I do have an opinion on the matter however. In spite of all the bravado and positive spin on Biden’s re-election prospects and I do understand your enthusiasm, I think age could very well be a factor. Not to detract from Biden’s wealth of experience and down to earth likeability, he will be well past his prime (mid 80’s) in the next election cycle. If you compare his present intellectual acumen to that of the vibrant persona he exhibited during the Watergate hearings some 50 years ago, he is a ghost of what he once was. In this day and age of uncertainty, what may be needed in American politics is a leader that exudes confidence. It may be time for something new. Kamala Harris anyone?

Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio brings FATED CULMINATIONS!

Video: 43 min 42 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VTn302Utqk

My thoughts on the Biden/Harris re-election:

I think much of the kvetching is more in the line of media pundits doing what they do best – poking holes in a cup half empty sort of way. Lets not forget after all, the media companies and bosses are there to make money out of ginned up dramas, real or imagined. They continue to use mass media operating fundamentals of the past 15-50 years as their guide for expectations and profit.

Personally, a favorite expression of my grandfather’s keeps popping into mind – ‘children and fools should never see things half done’.

This is certainly true of the the Trump investigations – tho slow, mostly due to legal hurdles trump has been trying, more continues to be uncovered despite the early left wing howls that not enough was being instantly done and that Garland ought to be fired.
And I also think that is true of the entire Biden admin. Much is being done behind the scenes without media fanfare.
I think Biden has a definite aged wisdom, aka wiley fox with heart aspect, not to be counted out.
And as far as Kamala is concerned, she too has been doing things more quietly. Being a woman, and one of color, she certainly has been painted in a negative light by several in the media, with many only too ready to pounce at the slightest perceived controversy. Besides, its not the job of the VP to hog the limelight.
Media fame can be fickle and not represent actual truth.

Sharon,
“I just think that in spite of her many qualifications, including being very smart, she’s been something of a bust.”

I agree. I’ve heard that in the beginning the Biden administration was giving her significant and important tasks, but she apparently wasn’t up to it. So they became disillusioned with her? … and apparently have withdrawn from grooming her for the presidency.

She IS smart but functions IMO better in a prosecuturial role. Attorney General would I believe have been a better fit.

BTW, our presiden’s middle name is Robinette, which from the French can mean little robin, or a faucet. Also spelled robinet when referring to a faucet, I thought that interesting as Pluto transitions into Aquarius the water bearer or bringer.

Kiwi, Frank,

Re: The 2024 US Presidential Election

Before we arrive at that point, I’ve been intrigued by the aspects coming up for the period surrounding the May 19th Taurus New Moon. The jaw dropping Mars-Pluto-Jupiter t square occurring during the same time, will be directly impacting the 2021 US Inaugural Sun (0 Aquarius), so I would venture to guess something major may be coming our way that may be unforeseen. Indications of a shake up in the status quo?

Personal aspects affecting the President and VP are as follows….

Tr. Uranus (19 ’30 Taurus) precisely square Biden’s progressed Sun (19 ’22 Aq).

A description from the Astro Library.org website reads as follows:

Transit Uranus Square Sun

When transit Uranus is square your natal Sun, unpredictable changes and sudden situations will make it impossible to stay in the same position as before. Life questions your objectives to see if you express your individualism and unique personal sense. It tests your ability to perform your tasks and obligations in the midst of turbulence.

You will realize your limitations and restrictions, and you may have to break free from certain obligations or rebel against certain circumstances that do not allow you to express yourself. Some obstacle is preventing you from doing what you want and you will have to fight against it.

It may be that the circumstances in your life have gone well so far, and, suddenly, everything changes unexpectedly and forces you to seek greater internal satisfaction and external expression, making you question your sense of freedom. Everything is a test to see how much you endure and how much control you have over your life.

The May 19th Taurus New Moon

The New Moon (28 ’25 Taurus) in opposition to Biden’s Venus/Sun conj. (27/28 Scorpio), square to natal Chiron (28 Leo). New Moon in square to Kamala Harris’ natal Saturn (28 Aq) . Tr. Mars 28 Cancer in t square to Harris’s Sun – Moon opposition (27 Aries – Libra). A transition in leadership (Jupiter) can not be ruled out. Will Biden become incapacitated in some way?

And the plot thickens. The May 19th Taurus New Moon coincides with the G 7 Summit. The venue is is to take place in Hiroshima of all places; the location of America’s first nuclear detonation on a city of a foreign adversary. There’s a karmic link there no doubt.

Biden To Attend G7 Leaders’ Summit In Japan

Alarabiya
April 26, 2023

US President Joe Biden will attend the G7 leaders’ summit in Hiroshima, Japan, from May 19-21, the White House announced Tuesday.

On the agenda will be the war in Ukraine, global food and climate crises, and “securing inclusive and resilient economic growth,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement.

https://english.alarabiya.net/News/world/2023/04/26/Biden-to-attend-G7-leaders-summit-in-Japan-

I’m not very good at reading astro cartography maps, but from what I can determine, Biden’s Moon (0 Taurus) is located close to Hiroshima with the maps ascendant appearing to be at 0 Leo. Here’s the map……

https://horoscopes.astro-seek.com/calculate-full-astrocartography2/?send_calculation=1&narozeni_den=20&narozeni_mesic=11&narozeni_rok=1942&narozeni_hodina=08&narozeni_minuta=30&narozeni_city=Scranton%2C+USA%2C+Pennsylvania&narozeni_mesto_hidden=Scranton&narozeni_stat_hidden=US&narozeni_podstat_kratky_hidden=PA&narozeni_podstat_hidden=Pennsylvania&narozeni_input_hidden=&narozeni_podstat2_kratky_hidden=&narozeni_podstat3_kratky_hidden=&narozeni_sirka_stupne=41&narozeni_sirka_minuty=25&narozeni_sirka_smer=0&narozeni_delka_stupne=75&narozeni_delka_minuty=40&narozeni_delka_smer=1&narozeni_timezone_form=auto&narozeni_timezone_dst_form=auto&planeta_select=all&aspekt_typ=0&paran_select=&paran_typ=0

A lot of symbolism attached to the city of Hiroshima as the following article explains….

Obama Becomes 1st Sitting U.S. President to Visit Hiroshima

Some 140,000 people were killed when the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945.

NBC News
May 27, 2016

HIROSHIMA, Japan — Barack Obama called for a world without nuclear weapons on Friday as he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the Hiroshima atomic bombing.

Some 140,000 people were killed when the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city on Aug. 6, 1945.

A helicopter and motorcade brought Obama to the Hiroshima Peace Park Memorial, where he spent a short time in the site’s museum and then solemnly placed a wreath at the arched monument.

Obama reflected on the day “death fell from the sky and the world was changed,” telling a gathering of survivors and officials that a “wall of fire destroyed a city and demonstrated that mankind possessed the means to destroy itself.”

Continued……

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/obama-becomes-1st-sitting-u-s-president-visit-hiroshima-n581496

Jerry, very interesting. The timing for that is coming up quick so we will see how that plays out. The war in Ukraine started during the first USA Pluto return and Biden has played a huge role in it by strengthening NATO to counter the Russian invasion.

I believed, actually hoped more than believed, Biden would have bowed out when Saturn passed over his South Node at 0 Pisces coinciding with Harris assuming greater responsibilities as Saturn conjuncted her MC.

He is running though and over the election he has many trines that form 2 grand trines which looks good to me. Trump’s Jupiter transits may be an indication of him being elected and it could be related to something else, like one of his indictments. I read somewhere that Jupiter transits can also be related to someone’s passing. Deep breaths in the meanwhile, LOL.

Just saw some clips from the Correspondent’s Dinner last night and I have to say, Biden rocked!

https://youtu.be/r-LBzcEa4Bg

Frank, he had a great delivery of some really good lines. He was obviously having fun and able to brag about his record of accomplishments. All I can say is I’m praying….

Everyone should be careful to not fall into the trap of repeating the blather of the right wing as if what they say is true. This regards Harris, who has a tough act to follow, no matter her accomplishments. Look what they did to Hillary. The drip drip drip of petty complaints works just like commercials do.

As for me, I think it would help if the veep stopped whining. Leave the whining to trump. Makes a person look weak. Vocal coaches can do a lot to help. Hillary could’ve used one…

As we approach 2024 election, please be aware that No Labels is a group planning to run a third party candidate for President. They are backed by a group of dark monied individuals including Harlan Crow. The goal according to James Carville and others is to ensure a trump victory and end the United States – replacing it with a diverse group of states which is easier for them to control.

Thank you silcominc for the heads up!! I hope it’s a big fat money loss for Mr. Crow! I do expect other more legit candidates to emerge outside of our 2 party system. I just hope the Greens stay out of it this time. I wonder if the Libertarians will launch a candidate that will draw from the Rs?

I live in San Francisco and the word is tech companies are looking to lay off staff to accommodate AI. Prior lay offs were due to overhiring during the covid tech boom, now companies are shifting to integrate AI. Astrologers are saying that with Pluto moving into Aquarius AI is going to be big and that it will also coincide with economic problems and possible economic restructuring. As AI grows, more lay offs will occur first with tech then with other non-tech companies as AI integrates more and more. That may force needed economic restructuring over time. With AI will come many problems to surmount, economics is one, another big one will be how to discern what is real as AI enables people to make perfect fakes and scams. Of course, there will be also be big benefits to AI like assisting biotech, engineering, science, space exploration, and transportation.I just have to remember to take big breaths, lots of them! LOL!

This one could be a monster!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwdxffEzQ9I

“… El Niño is shaping up to become a potential record breaker – and not in a good way. So, what’s happening and what can we expect?”

Bob, In this part of the pacific the meteorologists have come up with a new name ‘atmospheric rivers’ – we have been suffering from extra heavy rains and storms lately causing much damage. The health of the Pacific Ocean is super important for planet temperature regulation – it has been dubbed as the earth’s airconditioner.

silcominc,
Many Thanks for your April 30th, 2023 – 2:24 pm posting.
What a lovely bunch of coconuts!
I’ve read they pretend to be moderate and pragmatic but are anything but. They don’t reveal their funding sources because it all comes from far right sources. Such people need their wealth redistributed to those in need and their bodies physically thrown into jail for sedition.

Frank,
The plutocrats have been yearning and planning for the day they could replace human workers with AI and robots for a number of decades. AI and robots don’t complain, don’t need vacations or benefits, can work 24 hours a day and never become whistle blowers. This I suspect is the dark side of Pluto in Aquarius and may not be rectified until Pluto goes into Pisces.

Curiously, this is what Gene Roddenberry predicted with his Star Trek franchise, and it is apparently following his fictional timeline.

kiwi, you are getting a similar occurrence to what California just went through – storm after storm.

And yes, Bob it is looking to be a mega El Niño. My understanding from others is that the ocean temperatures could rise by 5 degree Fahrenheit from this El Niño. Already. Florida is averaging between 1/4 and 1/2 inch of sea rise annually. This single event will more than double that.

Frank, AI scares me more than anything (except maybe a trump second term).

The charts are not clear to me but tRump’s do not look like a winner to me.

President Biden’s charts that I would normally look to for election night hold the possibility of shock, anger, or danger for him. His secondary progressed chart holds his natal Sun, Venus, and Jupiter on the angles but without as strong support as I would like to see from the transits.

Thanks Bob, amateur here and only able really to check out the transits, so I appreciate your look into Biden’s secondary progressed chart! Would you please elaborate on why you think Biden’s chart holds the possibility of shock, anger or danger? When i looked I saw quite a number of trines which looked good to me, but as I said, I’m an amateur, at best. Thanks.

Hi Arbo,

We’re not discussing Kamala Harris as an alternative to Joe Biden by popular vote. We are simply suggesting that Biden might have to step down due to health concerns and Kamala Harris by virtue of being the next in line for the presidency may have to take over the presidential responsibilities by default. What prompts me to say that? As mentioned earlier, the May 19th New Moon at 28 Taurus forms an opposition to Biden’s natal Sun and the lunar eclipse of November 19, 2021 (both at 27 Scorpio). As you may recall, Nov 19, 2021 was precisely the day Biden underwent surgery for a colonoscopy. Due to the nature of the medical procedure it was necessary to administer general anesthesia and consequently Biden was induced into unconsciousness during that hour an a half. Kamala Harris officially took over the duties of president during that brief time.

The May 19th, 2023 Taurus new moon in addition to conjoining the 11/19/2021 lunar eclipse in opposition to Biden’s Sun, it will also form a sextile/ trine to the powerful Mars-Pluto opposition. I personally feel there might be some major event during this period that will upend the US and the present administration (the 2021 US Inaugural Sun at 0 Aquarius will be t squared by the Mars-Pluto-Jupiter t square)

Refer to the following video…….

Astrology of Kamala Harris Rise to the US Presidency in 2022

Posted November 20, 2021

Kamala Harris looks poised to step into the presidency in 2022 thanks to a lunar eclipse directly opposed to Joe Biden’s sun, while he is entering on his November 20 birthday into his 8th house age of death/health difficulty and Kamala steps into her tenth house of power. With an eclipse to Kamala’s Jupiter, ruling her house of partnerships (as in vice president is partner to president) there is strong suggestion that there is loss of a partner in the 6th months following the eclipse. More details in video.

Video: 20 min 37 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHT6ixe0mk4

Here is the May 19, 2023 Taurus New Moon chart for quick reference:

https://astrologyking.com/full-moon-november-2021-lunar-eclipse/

CORRECTION/ Read instead: Lunar eclipse of November 19, 2021 at 27 TAURUS

“El nino usually reduces the number of storms and hurricanes.”

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2023-03-20-el-nino-atlantic-hurricane-season-2023

Two gaffes in a row! Sorry about that. The above link was actually the November 19, 2021 lunar eclipse chart. Enclosed below is the intended upcoming May 19, 2023 New Moon chart…….

https://cafeastrology.com/events/new-moon-on-may-19-2023/

My go to chart for everything done for president Biden at 9pm EST on election night. It’s Mars-Pluto opposition squaring the MC is the most notable aspect.

Other charts that come in before the election may help me to make a more solid interpretation.

https://imgur.com/jyOAJ1F

Blessed Happy Beltane!
Happy May Day!

Bob, the info I got from astrology sites consistently says Biden’s birth time is 8:30 AM and not 9 PM that you use. The Mars-Pluto opposition then squares Biden’s Moon, which is tough but would be more of an emotional heart wrenching than actual physical danger, I think; although his Moon does rule his 8th H which rules death, so there is that. Please tell me why you use 9 PM rather than the more popular 8:30 AM birth time. Thanks.

Jerry, I believe you mentioned that in the May 19 lunar eclipse, Jupiter which forms a T-square with the Mars-Pluto opposition conjuncts Biden’s 0 Taurus Moon. To add to that, the North Node in the lunar eclipse chart is at 3 Taurus. AND, that Mars-Pluto opposition repeats the square to Biden’s Moon while it trines and sextiles his Uranus on Election Day. From your post that discusses the G7 Summit coinciding with the May 19 lunar eclipse I would guess that it will not go well for him and I think it will have a lot to do with the Ukraine War and perhaps some NATO nations pulling back on their support. The first USA Pluto return coincided exactly with the Russian invasion and Biden has been a focal point in that war with accurate intelligence warning of Russia’s invasion and by rallying NATO to support Ukraine and to stand united against Russia and even bringing in Finland to NATO. Those squares to his Moon could mean emotional anguish that may affect his health. The news coverage of the G7 Summit will be telling….deep breaths….

More on that lunar eclipse from Steve Judd:

https://youtu.be/136nPQRP51U

Frank, I rectified the Biden time (from memory) to 8:22 am using events in his life. I never used 9 as a birth time for him.

The 9 you are referring to is 9 pm on election night, the time I progressed his 8:22 birth time to.

Do a noon chart for Jill Biden and check the transits to the natal and the natal progressed to 9 pm EST on election night.

FLOTUS ELECTION NIGHT 24

NATAL
https://imgur.com/DwhjFO3

PROG
https://imgur.com/ZwJZJWu

Really like this guy!

https://twitter.com/SenWhitehouse/status/1653520218294034432?fbclid=IwAR28u_jjrL36L8LBDtBnWjHG6Fusq2hYkjZF03es4pPpSE51j24q8ztCf3E

“Did you think I’d show up to the hearing on Supreme Court ethics without receipts?”

Meanwhile, back at the ranch….when wasn’t it poitical? I didn’t follow the SC in those days and had no idea SDO was so poiitical.

New documents show how Sandra Day O’Connor helped George W. Bush win the 2000 election

https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/02/politics/bush-gore-oconnor-supreme-court-2000/index.html

Bob, thanks for the charts. I notice that Uranus is on Algol in the transit chart.

I have looked at Biden’s natal, 2ndary progressed and transits over a series of months and years and I still see him having a chance to make it to a 2nd term. The 2nd year of the 2nd term, However, looks pretty tough – which fits his age and the accumulating stress any president has to endure, never mind sudden illness. Undoubtedly, it is going to cost him physically, and already has, although he looked remarkably good at the WH correspondents’ dinner.

I think Biden will do everything humanly possible, including risking his own health, to push through the election. He seems to be a very practical man and so he must know in the deepest sense that he may not make it through a full 2nd term. He is actually sacrificing himself for the country.

Anyway, strategically, he would want to put his administration in a position to carry on even if he, personally, can’t. Everyone knows there is a real prospect that he may not be able to fully carry out his duties for the full 2nd term, and other more drastic possibilities exist too.

But he’s not a fool. There is a reason for this. Biden getting TO a 2nd term, given the craziness of the Repubs, is essential – it is both a realistic and a noble goal for the country.

In the circumstances, it’s not a hail Mary pass for him to run. I think Biden is consciously managing the game.

Why else would he do it? If he steps out, then any lunatic can run against him, not only Donald or Ron. While Biden stays in, the opposition at least have to put somebody up against him that looks credible. It raises the bar.

So, what choice do Biden and the Dems have, but for him to run again? At least it puts the Dem adminstration team in position to continue, although it risks continuing without him if something happens. There are other Dems and Kamala who can carry through if Biden can’t later, but they are not in position to WIN the election. That is what it’s about, imo.

It’s really a very hard situation. A man of Biden’s age cannot win on popularity alone – his experience and level headedness will count. And no other Dem has the momentum.

In addition to comments above, on election day, November 5, 2024, these aspects will be prominent in Biden’s charts:

• transiting NeptuneRx at 25 Pisces is trine Biden’s Sun/Venus at 27/28 Scorpio, above the Ascendant
• transiting UranusRx at 25 Taurus (conjunct Algol) is sextile his natal JupiterRx at 25 Cancer
• there is a T-square to Moon’s Nodes at 0 Virgo/Pisces from progressed Uranus at 0 Gemini
• progressed Ascendant at 29Aquarius 58 is conjunct the natal South Node at 0 Pisces
• progressed Mars at 10 Capricorn is sextile natal Mars at 12Scorpio
• progressed Moon at almost 3 Taurus will be inconjunct the natal Ascendant at 3 Sag. 36 and also to natal NeptuneRx at 1Libra (i.e. P. Moon at the apex of a Yod)
• transiting SaturnRx at 12Pisces will be trine Biden’s natal Mars at 12 Scorpio on the cusp of the 12th
• transiting Mercury at 3 Sagittarius will be conjunct the natal Ascendant
• progressed Mercury at 26Capricorn opposes natal JupiterRx at 25 Cancer
• progressed Mercury sextiles his powerful natal Sun/Venus conjunction above the natal Ascendant
• transiting Pluto at 29 Capricorn is in orb to sextile Sun/Venus as well, from the 2nd house of finance – so Biden’s campaign is likely to be well funded
• progressed NeptuneRx at 1Libra is conjunct natal Neptune (the Neptune progression is a long term thing, but it is close to exact)
• progressed Sun at 20Aquarius and transiting Ceres at 19Capricorn are in minor aspect to Ceres and the 4th house cusp (home base) at 20Pisces, which in turn is square transiting Jupiter at 20Gemini
• the natal Midheaven is at 20 Virgo and transiting Venus at 22Sagittarius and opposing Jupiter at 20Gemini make it a T-square – 2 optimistic planets in aspect to MC would indicate that Biden’s goal is within reach

The evidence from the aspects is not all wonderful, but working contacts are there. It is not a blank or loser situation and I don’t see any immediate danger. However, it may be nip and tuck because of the retrogrades, the contact to natal Mars on the 12th in Scorpio, the Nodes, and the focus on Neptune/Uranus. There is a sense of things hidden. A lot may be going on behind the scenes and Uranus at Algol in the 6th of health is certainly uncomfortable. Nonetheless, the election day aspects involving Sun/Venus/Jupiter give it a positive turn. It may turn out to be a good day for Biden and Dem voters.

One more note re. Frank/Bob’s discussion and the transiting Mars/Pluto opposition on election day:

Biden’s North Node is at 0 Virgo. The Mars /Pluto opposition at 0 Leo and 29 Cap makes a 30 degree aspect from Mars and an inconjunct (150) to Biden’s Node. In between them is Juno at 0 Scorpio, in sextile to the Node.

While I don’t think the asteroid has as much impact, it is at least a positive one.

On the other hand, the Mars/Pluto aspects are ones that have difficulty expressing – more of a hindrance than an attack.

Perhaps Juno, the wife, will somehow moderate or soften the opposition between the 2 big planets? Hard to say, but the Juno sits in the middle between the 2 heavies and Biden’s Node is a little out of reach. A threat maybe, but not effective?

Sharon, the article from CNN seems to be a leak from Chief Justice Roberts to say – see even a moderate led the Bush v Gore decision. That is not what happened. I can tell you that Rehnquist led the charge and not O’Connor. She made the decision more palatable but it was Rehnquist who led the charge and this single decision and the lack of fallout has led SCOTUS to begin its right wing onslaught which continues today.

Thank you Bob and thank you Beowulfie! LOL, I’m downgrading my own personal assessment from amateur astrologer to novice; Progressions, Nodes and Mid-Points are beyond what I can manage, at least at this point.

I do want to add a couple more observations for Biden on Election Day. The transiting Mars-Pluto opposition will square Biden’s 5th H Moon at 1 Taurus which could refer to Biden’s anguish over his son Hunter’s legal entanglements. His Moon though also rules his 8th H, so it could also affect any of Biden’s joint finances he has with Hunter and because the 8th H is also the house of death, the anguish may very well affect Biden’s health. All of this may affect the election.

The trine from transiting Neptune at 25 Pisces to Biden’s natal Sun/Venus at 27/28 Scorpio also trines his natal Jupiter Rx at 25 Cancer creating a Grand Water Trine. On Inauguration Day, transiting Neptune, now at 27 Pisces but still making that Grand Water Trine shifts emphasis from his Jupiter to his Sun/Venus at 27/28 Scorpio.

And, transiting Pluto at 29 Cap trines his 10th H Neptune at 1 Libra and his Uranus at 2 Gemini creating a Grand Air Trine which really lights up on the Inauguration when transiting Sun and Pluto reach 1 Aquarius.

First of all, Bob & Beowulfie, thank you for these posts about the aspects. I was able to follow the gist but am not patient enough to handle the details (Pisces stellum; Aquarius mercury which likes the big picture). I also very much appreciate Beowulfie’s careful & well-expressed interpretations. You have largely said what I was trying to say. Biden is the best we Dems have & if the economy is decent, no recession, less inflation, more jobs (difficult with the change to automation and ai?), Biden presents a marked contrast to Trump. DeSantis is going full speed ahead to magnetize his chances and his base, and I have to say I admire his attempts (the other day the FL Republican legislature passed his bill to make sexual assault against children under 5 a capital crime, as if to say what more proof do you need that I support and protect kids? F**k Disney – don’t believe them – they are out for themselves & want to preserve their special status as well as corrupt our children; and we are only banning books that do the same thing – corrupt our children cause unnecessary and irrelevant racial and gender divisions. Boy do I hope Disney wins their lawsuit!!).

The behind-the-scenes and retrograde stuff will probably have to do with not only propaganda on the Republican side but Russia’s and others’ criminal attempts to manipulate our election… AND, weaken the U.S.

The good guys will have to do their own manipulations and quick legal thinking & strategy & maneuvers to protect truth and integrity (of course, Democrats are not 100% objective but it beats the alternative by a lot).

So, Biden has a good chance at a 2nd term – which brings me to the question – What do Kamala Harris’s aspects show – will she be able to rise to the occasion should she need to and is there any indication of a change in running mate, etc.? This is addressed to the skilled astrologers here. I don’t mean to burden you but you might be interested if you have the time (and I apologize if this information has already been posted).

Kamala Harris’ chart for Election Day has several powerfully difficult transits.

The transiting Mars-Pluto opposition squares her full Moon-Sun opposition at 27 Aries-Libra creating a very difficult Grand Square. The only consolation is the Mars-Pluto opposition has moved off her Sun-Moon, yet it is still in orb.

Saturn transiting her 10H retrograde at 12 Pisces will be coming into a very difficult opposition to her 4th H Uranus-Pluto-Venus at 13, 15 and 17 Virgo. On Inauguration Day, Saturn is now direct at 16 Pisces and is joined by Venus at 17 Pisces. To make matters worse, Jupiter, planet of expansion will be retrograding from 19 Gemini on Election Day to 11 Gemini on the Inauguration, squaring her triple conjunction. In her natal chart, Jupiter is retrograde at 24 Taurus in her 12th H of her undoing and of secret enemies, and rules her 7th H of partnerships and relationships. All of these hardships and challenges, exasperated by Jupiter, are coming from Saturn and Venus (which rules her Sun) transiting her 10th H of her career.

Natally, her Saturn is retrograde but well aspected by trines from her Sun-Mercury indicating she has likely mastered the Saturn energy and she may be able to integrate those challenges from Saturn and grow in her career. I hope so!

May 9th, 2023: The Sun/Uranus Conjunction of 18 Taurus

This conjunction will be activating the rare and powerful Uranus/Mars/North Node conjunction of Aug 1, 2022 (also at 18 Taurus). As one may recall, against the backdrop of much heated protest and dangerous war rhetoric emanating out of China in early August of 2022, Nancy Pelosi the then Speaker of the House made a bold and risky move to follow through on her state visit to Taiwan. The visit passed without incident.

This year we may not be so lucky. Is Putin, out of sheer desperation planning something rather sinister and diabolical during the upcoming annual May 9th Victory Day celebrations? One possibility would be to attempt to bomb the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station and precipitate a meltdown, thereby wreaking havoc on the European continent.

All the elements are there. The accusations of Ukrainian involvement in a plot to assassinate Putin are suspected by some western intelligence officials to be nothing more than a Russian false flag attack, a pre-cursor to some dramatic military counter offensive. See related articles below.

And then there is the strange twist of timing with President Biden’s meeting with McCarthy and other Republican congressman scheduled for May 9th at the White House to work out some kind of resolution on the Debt Ceiling crisis. If there is no perceptible movement towards compromise, the financial markets could drop significantly. This would provide Mr Putin with just another pretext to smoke screen his way out of a very difficult situation.

Russia Claims Ukraine Tried To Assassinate Putin In Drone Attack On The Kremlin

The Kremlin did not provide evidence to support the claims, but said it “reserves the right to take retaliatory measures where and when it sees fit.” Kyiv denied any involvement.

NBC News
May 3, 2023

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russia-ukraine-tried-assassinate-putin-drone-attack-kremlin-rcna82608

Russia Throws More Soldiers Into Bakhmut Meat Grinder Ahead of Putin’s Victory Day Parade

Around 20,000 Russian soldiers have been killed since December, according to US estimates.

Politico
May 2, 2023

KYIV — After missing multiple self-imposed deadlines for capturing Bakhmut, Russia continues to throw more of its soldiers into the grinding battle in the Donetsk region in a desperate bid for something to tout during next week’s Victory Day parade in Moscow.

Russia celebrates the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II every year on May 9, and President Vladimir Putin has used the holiday to boost his image as a strongman over the course of his decades in power. But this year’s celebrations will be somewhat muted, with Putin canceling parades in Russia’s Kursk and Belgorod regions, which border Ukraine, and in Russian-occupied Crimea, citing security concerns. With Moscow now in the second year of its full-scale war on Ukraine and no sign of imminent victory, Putin is pushing to win a battle to sell to Russians on May 9.

Continued…….

https://www.politico.eu/article/russia-throws-more-soldiers-bakhmut-donetsk-region-ukraine-war-ahead-vladimir-putin-victory-day-parade/

Russia Is Bombing Its Way Toward Nuclear Catastrophe In Ukraine

Extracted excerpt from The Hill
April 11, 2023

The world’s top nuclear energy official visited Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) on March 30 and confirmed that Russia’s war on Ukraine has put the stability of Europe’s largest nuclear plant in danger. After his trip to the ZNPP, Rafael Grossi, the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), offered this bland but ominous statement, “It is obvious that military activity is increasing in this whole region. … This area is facing perhaps a more dangerous phase.”

Grossi and the IAEA must walk a fine line diplomatically to even get access to the ZNPP, which sits in Russia-occupied southeastern Ukraine, so he opted not to comment on what appears to be a new sinister Russian tactic: trying to induce Ukraine’s nuclear power stations into a catastrophic meltdown.

Whitehouse Co-Leads Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Supreme Court Ethics Reform

https://www.whitehouse.senate.gov/news/release/whitehouse-co-leads-senate-judiciary-committee-hearing-on-supreme-court-ethics-reform

https://tinyurl.com/2pqryh4e

Whitehouse Co-Leads Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Supreme Court Ethics Reform

https://www.whitehouse.senate.gov/news/release/whitehouse-co-leads-senate-judiciary-committee-hearing-on-supreme-court-ethics-reform

Has anyone seen this first 10 & 1/2 minutes of this portion of Rachel’s May 1st broadcast? She describes the legislative measures blue states are taking to protect themselves from red states. In particular, she uses Washington and Governor Inslee as a clear example. (As I live in WA state, I was especially intersted.) To my knowledge, this kind of state legislative self-protectionism has not been necessary since the Am. Civil War.

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

Taking the long view, I woner how long must we endure these state legislative wars and all this right wing madness?

As we continue with our Pluto return period, I think it wise to look at the 1770’s timeline. At time of the Declaration Pluto was retrograde at 27 degrees 27 minutes Capricorn and again at the return on 22 February of 2022, shortly before Putin invaded Ukraine.

Cornwallis surrendered on 19 October 1781 @ 2PM when Pluto was at 4 degrees 18 minutes of Aquarius. That was about 5 years and 3 months after the Declaration was signed! We’ll reach that astrological point again on 12 February 2026.

The Treaty of Paris was signed September 3, 1783, 7 years and 2 months after the Declaration. For us today that would correlate with sometime in 2029, therefore after our 2028 Uranus return. I’m guessing the crazy period we are enduring will last until sometime after the inauguration of January 2029.

In 1787 the Constitution was ratified and went into effect in 1789. A new constitution IMO is unnecessary. But correlatively, I think it probable we will get a goodly number of post Pluto return amendments, (I’m guessing about 10) in the 2030’s which will serve to “fix” the several holes Pluto, our plutocrats and neo-fascists have revealed.

Does this make sense to you more experienced astrologers?

Ukraine Rejects Kremlin’s Assassination Charge, Says ‘Russia Preparing Large-Scale Terror Attack’

Presidential Advisor Mykhailo Podolyak clarified in a tweet that Kyiv had nothing to do with any drone strike on the Kremlin

https://english.jagran.com/world/ukraine-rejects-kremlin-assassination-charge-says-russia-preparing-large-scale-terror-attack-10076283

Looks like Russia isn’t winning so resorting to a false flag operation. Pray.

Sharon K,
Yes, could be a false flag.

New information continues to emerge as to what a sorry state the Russian military is in, how their war plans and initiatives keep falling apart, how they are plagued with relentless and pervasive corruption and disorganization. That’s worrisome. I’m not convinced they will accept defeat when it comes. Acceptance of defeat requires discipline and unified command, neither of which they have. Any rogue group with access to any sort of WMD might choose to use it at the end as a “parting shot.”

Their media and propaganda repeatedly and incessantly blame ALL their existential troubles on the United States. Like nothing is their fault, as if it’s the CIA causing their 1.7 death rate for every birth, or their incurable strain of tuberculosis, or the fact one out of every adult male is alcoholic.

Nothing Nothing Nothing is their fault. Their social psychology is SOOO sick I’m alarmed they might retaliate directly against the USA out of blind and vituperative spite.

Sharon K,
My first sentence was understated. It’s pretty clear the drone attack WAS a false flag event to justify more violence against Ukrainian civilians.

I”ve had an enduring and persistent feeling for quite some time the Russians in the context of their war against Ukraine will do something far more shocking than any of the atocities they’ve committed so for.

I hope I am wrong. I hope they do nothing of the kind. But if my intuition is correct I feel cetain Russia will be seen as a pariah state at least as nefarious as the Third Reich.

“What’s driving the Republicans isn’t a reaction to what Democrats do, but a fundamental fear for their own survival—which is much more powerful. Fear of being wiped out and never winning power again is going to be a much more powerful motivator than getting annoyed at a Democrat like Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.”

Lucan Way, professor of political science at the University of Toronto

Hi, guys… I’ve gone through a really rough spell… ended up with my fibro out of control and also broke my hip along the way. Doc’s not happy because I’m now down to 85 pounds. But they’re never happy. For decades it was “lose weight!” LOL!

And now we’re up against a full moon eclipse (of course) in Scorpio. This one’s going to be a hard one for me, and I’ve already begun laying down the prelim work. Eclipses are always about endings and new beginnings, but this one for me, especially so. In fact, from here I’m headed into my office to chart things out.

I just wanted to drop in and say I’ve done a ton of reading from you guys tonight, and that I’m just as nervous as you as to what to expect from Russia. I, too, expect the Kremlin “attack” was a false flag and I fear the next step will be an attack on the nuclear facility in Ukraine. I pray I’m wrong. The other pointer to me is the May 9 “high consult” between Biden and the R’s on the debt limit. It all times too well for it not to point to something nefarious. And that’s not even bringing in the Astrology of it all!

To Eliseo, Silcom, and really… everyone here… I count you all as friends… stay frosty. We’ve got hard times ahead as we try to pass through these generational changes. May at least some of us last long enough to see the Age of Aquarius come to fruition. For me… I’m at least going to keep fighting!

This coming July 22, the sun in Cancer will be opposite Pluto in Capricorn. I’ve read that “When the sun and Pluto sit across the sky from one another, secrets are revealed” and it also might portend a period of crisis or regeneration.

Does anyone have any insight into what might be coming our way in that Pluto opposite Sun event?

Fixed Grand Cross of Regeneration and Creativity – May 16 to May 23, 2023 – Astrology

Video: 28 min 09 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSZQo3GNGH0

Hi Eliseo,

The July 22nd Sun-Pluto opposition forms a Grand Cross square to the Nodes – all at 29 degrees of cardinal signs. What that signifies, I’m not sure.

slightkc
Blessings & healing to you my good friend.
Holding you in healing light. Visualizing you with clarity of mind, strong and well body, and peace, love and wisdom in your heart.

(((slightkc))) Sending best wishes and healing thoughts your way

slightkc

What Eliseo said at 7:17pm. All goodness and light to you.

Eliseo,

“What’s driving the Republicans isn’t a reaction to what Democrats do, but a fundamental fear for their own survival—which is much more powerful.”

Resonates with me.

Eliseo,

“Does anyone have any insight into what might be coming our way in that Pluto opposite Sun event?”

I’m wondering if there is seismic shift in the housing/real estate market – especially the home market. Just spitballing.

arbo,

“Everyone should be careful to not fall into the trap of repeating the blather of the right wing as if what they say is true. This regards Harris, who has a tough act to follow, no matter her accomplishments. Look what they did to Hillary. The drip drip drip of petty complaints works just like commercials do.

As for me, I think it would help if the veep stopped whining. Leave the whining to trump. Makes a person look weak. Vocal coaches can do a lot to help. Hillary could’ve used one…

Personally, I always thought Kamala would have been much more fit as Attorney General. Although I don’t think she is horrid in any sense, I sure would prefer if she would stop giggling and laughing when she gets nervous; it does not add confidence to her character. Although a good sense of humor is a wonderful asset, her nervous giggling gives me major schpilkas. I’m think Dark Brandon will muster up more of his Scorpionic resilience and go right on into another 4 years. 80 isn’t so old; 90 is old.

Ray Merriman in his weekly financial forecast reviews the May 9th Sun/Uranus conjunction as a day that would signal a major downward trend in the markets (a point that I was alluding to with a potential failure of the debt ceiling talks scheduled at the White House on that day). He also discusses the looming Mars-Pluto-Jupiter t square coming up later in the month……..

MMA WEEKLY COLUMN FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING MAY 8, 2023

The most important geocosmic development centers around Mars making a T-square with
the Jupiter/Pluto square, as Jupiter enters Taurus (May 16). This can be problematic in a variety of
ways, especially May 9-23. Because Pluto is involved, it may relate to finances again, and the possibility of raising taxes and an escalating world debt situation. Pluto can also pertain to crop damage or threats to human lives caused by either nature or human activity that tries to coerce others to its will.

Furthermore, with Jupiter square Pluto, there may be a high-profile bankruptcy or surprisingly large
loss of funds reported. Where did they go? How could one entity lose so much and thus threaten the financial fabric of that nation or even the world? Financially this can be a dangerous time for financial matters, and financial markets may be subject to large losses either into or following this period.

Forecast 2023 Book Chapter on “Spring 2023,” written in October 2022 (www.mmacycles.com).
Pertaining to the above quote, the banking and financial issues suddenly erupted just as spring was about to begin (mid-March). And now, as we approach the fixed T-square of Mars, Jupiter, and Pluto, another financial threat is immediately ahead: the U.S. risks running out of funds to cover its debts (debt ceiling limit crisis). As stated in last week’s column and before, “Jupiter square Pluto does have a history of correlating with financial panics (maybe 50% of the time within a 4-month orb). Along the way, the Sun will conjoin Uranus (disruption) on May 9, in Taurus, the sign of money. I think we will see very huge movements in financial markets around that time, lasting through May 23 and maybe beyond.”

Thus, there is an abundance of geocosmic factors to weigh this week. For instance, the Sun will conjoin Uranus on Tuesday, May 9. This is a big reversal signature with an 83% correlation to primary cycles in stock indices within 14 trading days, per studies reported in The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing Volume 3: Geocosmic Correlation to Trading Cycles. But we also know that this aspect can coincide with breakouts and breakdowns if prices are near yearly highs or lows.
At the same time, Mercury is retrograde, which we also know has a reputation for breaking out of
support or resistance zones only to quickly retreat again in a “fake out.” So what will it be this time? A
breakout, fake out, reversal, or all three? I think all three, in that order. We already see the setup in
the Japanese Nikkei Index, where a new yearly high has just formed. But it is already in the 18th week of a 12-20-week primary cycle in the Nikkei. It’s late, and that is when false signals are most apt to appear – even if they have broken out to new yearly highs.\

With Jupiter involved in the forthcoming T-square of Mars-Jupiter-Pluto, we must also be alert to a
major reversal in Crude Oil. It may have just formed, but there could be a 4-9 day secondary bottom (known as the “Lendahl Wiggle”) in the May 16 +/- 1 week three-star geocosmic critical reversal time band. The geocosmic climate is wild, and implies huge profit opportunities may be underway. But that also means the risks of losses are greater than usual.

The next two weeks may be a short-term traders’ dream with such potential for large price swings.
However, it could also be a nightmare to innocent people who only wish for peace and an opportunity
to live their life freely without the threat of coercion from madmen who are responsible for the deaths of thousands of people but claim someone is trying to assassinate them. Under Jupiter with Pluto (and Mars), such claims can be exaggerated. However, the dangers posed by these individuals are not likely exaggerated. This is a time to be very wary of exaggerated claims or promises by those with an underlying agenda that involves cover-ups and danger to others.

We are entering uncharted waters. May 9th seems to be the defining moment….

‘I’ve Not Gotten There Yet,’ Joe Biden Not Ready Yet To Invoke 14th Amendment To Avoid US Default

Mint
May 6. 2023

President Joe Biden said he was not yet prepared to invoke the 14th Amendment to avert a breach of the debt ceiling, but did not rule out the possible executive action ahead of a meeting next week with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

“I’ve not gotten there yet,” Biden said when asked about the possibility in an interview Friday with MSNBC.

The president’s suggestion that he could consider the historically unprecedented legal maneuver if Congress refused to act indicates that views on the possibility may be shifting within the administration.

Constitutional scholars and economists have been split on the maneuver, which would see the administration continue accruing debt by citing a provision of the Constitution that says the validity of public debts “shall not be questioned.”

Doing so would seem certain to prompt a high-stakes legal fight that risks roiling markets. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen was dismissive of the idea during the 2021 debt-ceiling standoff, saying it would be “a disastrous situation” if the administration needed to consider doing so.

But Biden on Friday framed the standoff over the debt ceiling in stark terms, saying he believed extremists in the Republican Party were exerting pressure on leaders, including McCarthy. He said that while he believed the House speaker was “an honest man,” his caucus was “a different group” from years past.

Continued……

https://www.livemint.com/news/world/ive-not-gotten-there-yet-joe-biden-not-ready-yet-to-invoke-14th-amendment-to-avoid-us-default-11683336075481.html
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Excerpt from The New York Times article entitled:

Is the Debt Limit Constitutional? Biden Aides Are Debating It.

As the government heads toward a possible default on its debt as soon as next month, officials are entertaining a legal theory that previous administrations ruled out.

What is the 14th Amendment?

Top economic and legal officials at the White House, the Treasury Department and the Justice Department have made that theory a subject of intense and unresolved debate in recent months, according to several people familiar with the discussions.

It is unclear whether President Biden would support such a move, which would have serious ramifications for the economy and almost undoubtedly elicit legal challenges from Republicans. Continuing to issue debt in that situation would avoid an immediate disruption in consumer demand by maintaining government payments, but borrowing costs are likely to soar, at least temporarily.

Still, the debate is taking on new urgency as the United States inches closer to default. Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen warned on Monday that the government could run out of cash as soon as June 1 if the borrowing cap is not lifted.

Mr. Biden is set to meet with Speaker Kevin McCarthy of California at the White House on May 9 to discuss fiscal policy, along with other top congressional leaders from both parties. The president’s invitation was spurred by the accelerated warning of the arrival of the X-date.

But it remains unclear what type of compromise may be reached in time to avoid a default. House Republicans have refused to raise or suspend the debt ceiling unless Mr. Biden accepts spending cuts, fossil fuel supports and a repeal of Democratic climate policies, contained in a bill that narrowly cleared the chamber last week.

Mr. Biden has said Congress must raise the limit without conditions, though he has also said he is open to separate discussions about the nation’s fiscal path.

A White House spokesman declined to comment on Tuesday.

A group of legal scholars and some liberal activists have pushed the constitutional challenge to the borrowing limit for more than a decade. No previous administration has taken it up. Lawyers at the White House and the Justice and Treasury Departments have never issued formal opinions on the question. And legal scholars disagree about the constitutionality of such a move.

“The Constitution’s text bars the federal government from defaulting on the debt — even a little, even for a short while,” Garrett Epps, a constitutional scholar at the University of Oregon’s law school, wrote in November. “There’s a case to be made that if Congress decides to default on the debt, the president has the power and the obligation to pay it without congressional permission, even if that requires borrowing more money to do so.”

Other legal scholars say the limit is constitutional. “The statute is a necessary component of Congress’s power to borrow and has proved capable of serving as a useful catalyst for budgetary reform aimed at debt reduction,” Anita S. Krishnakumar, a Georgetown University law professor, wrote in a 2005 law review article.

The president has repeatedly said it is the job of Congress to raise the limit to avoid an economically catastrophic default.

Top officials, including Ms. Yellen and the White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, have sidestepped questions about whether they believe the Constitution would compel the government to continue borrowing to pay its bills after the X-date.

……….“The extraordinary uncertainty created by the constitutional crisis leads to a sell-off in financial markets until the Supreme Court rules,” Mr. Zandi wrote in March. Economic growth and job creation would be dampened briefly, he added, “but the economy avoids a recession and quickly rebounds.”

Continued……..

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/02/us/politics/debt-limit-us-constitution.html

Editorial Opinion

US Debt Ceiling Crisis Can Be Explained In Three Words: Marjorie Taylor Greene

USA TODAY
May 3, 2023

OK, it’s not 100% fair to blame America hurling toward an economic crisis solely on the nonsense-spouting Georgia congresswoman, but she and her fellow MAGA lawmakers are certainly at the root of the country’s present dilemma.

Here are some simple facts to consider.

The debt ceiling has to be raised

If the ceiling isn’t raised, according to Treasury Secretary and person-who-has-had-just-about-enough-of-these-stupid-shenanigans Janet Yellen, America will default on its debts somewhere around June 1. If that happens, all economic hell will break loose, likely plunging the United States into a recession and potentially bringing the global economy down with it.

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2023/05/03/debt-ceiling-crisis-standoff-biden-mccarthy-republicans-default/70177113007/
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A quick glance at the aspects for May 9th other than the Sun/Uranus conjunction, we have retrograde Mercury conjunct the Jan 20th 2021 Inaugural charts Mars/Uranus degree all at 6 Taurus in square to McCarthy’s natal Sun (6 Aquarius) and semi square to the US Mars (21 Gemini). These aspects do not seem to be conducive towards compromise.

Nobel laureate Paul Krugman says yes, Biden could mint a $1 trillion coin to avert the debt ceiling—but there’s a better option out there

The Princeton professor and New York Times columnist said circumventing the national debt limit with a platinum coin could work, but public perception is the problem.
BY WILL DANIEL
May 03, 2023 3:03 PM EDT

https://fortune.com/2023/05/03/paul-krugman-biden-mint-trillion-dollar-coin-other-option-national-debt-ceiling/amp/

Unbalanced budgets have led Congress to raise or temporarily extend the national debt limit on 78 separate occasions since 1960, but political gridlock has some experts worried this time could be different. The potential for a worst-case scenario where lawmakers can’t come to an agreement leaving the U.S. unable to pay its debts has reinvigorated the debate around potential borrowing limit workarounds, including the absurd-but-plausible proposal that was once Nobel laureate Paul Krugman’s favorite—minting a $1 trillion coin.

“By minting a $1 trillion coin, then depositing it at the Fed, the Treasury could acquire enough cash to sidestep the debt ceiling—while doing no economic harm at all. So why not?” the economist explained in a 2014 New York Times op-ed. This was a sea change in trillion-dollar-coin discourse, which had been popularized by former Insider editor Joe Weisenthal, who is now ensconced at Bloomberg as the co-host of the Odd Lots podcast.

However, Krugman appeared to have a change of heart about the $1 trillion coin Wednesday, arguing that “premium bonds” would be a better solution to the debt ceiling problem in a lengthy Twitter thread. With so many critics of the coin firmly believing it’s a “gimmick” that could cause inflation to soar, there’s a credibility issue, according to the economist, and negative perception alone could undermine the viability of the idea.

“People who really should know better constantly get this wrong, and imagine that the coin would be inflationary,” Krugman wrote, clarifying that he still thinks the coin would be a workable solution, but it basically has a public relations problem. “And that’s a reason to prefer a route that doesn’t inspire confident misconceptions.”

To Krugman’s point, even Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has chimed in on the coin question, albeit just to dismiss the idea. “There are no rabbits to be pulled out of hats here,” he said when questioned about the topic at a meeting of a House Financial Services Committee meeting in early March. “That would be a rabbit coming out of a hat.”

Krugman also noted that the complexity of his new solution, premium bonds, could be a good thing. He believes the Treasury could offer premium bonds, or bonds that trade higher than their face value due to a high coupon rate relative to prevailing market rates, and raise money without increasing the national debt.

“In my experience, if you try to explain all this, people’s eyes glaze over—which is good! Hard to get outraged over something that baffles you,” he argued, adding that “nobody understands premium bonds, while people think—wrongly—that they understand the coin [to be inflationary].”

Krugman’s potential solution comes after Janet Yellen warned in a letter to Congress on Monday that in less than a month, the U.S. won’t be able to pay its bills. Since the federal government hit its $31.4 trillion debt limit back in June, the Treasury Secretary explained that she has relied on “extraordinary measures” to continue meeting its obligations—but that can’t continue forever.

“If Congress fails to increase the debt limit, it would cause severe hardship to American families, harm our global leadership position, and raise questions about our ability to defend our national security interests,” she wrote.

The debt ceiling debate has grown increasingly heated in Washington over the past few months, with Republicans pushing for strict spending cuts in a bill that Democrats have labeled a “ransom note,” while the Biden administration insists the debt ceiling must be lifted with no strings attached. Biden aides even recently began debating whether the debt ceiling in and of itself is unconstitutional. They point to the 14th Amendment, which they argue requires the Treasury to continue issuing new debt to pay bondholders, Social Security recipients, and government employees, even if Congress fails to lift the debt ceiling.

Either way, if lawmakers can’t come to an agreement and the U.S. is forced to default on its debts, Moody’s Analytics found, nearly 6 million jobs and $12 trillion in household wealth would be lost. And Krugman warned in an April Times op-ed that failing to raise the debt limit could lead to “disastrous consequences” globally as well.

“At minimum, it would disrupt the functioning of the federal government. At worst, it would precipitate a global financial crisis, possibly as bad or worse than the crisis of 2008,” he wrote.

For a giggle.

John Cleese – Church of JC Capitalist 2:16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3NF349aEHM

Eliseo, thanks for the giggle.
Im probably the only one here who watched Charles’ coronation. The Archbishop’s sermon warmed my heart – too bad the current american holy rollers won’t heed his words ‘service is love in action’ https://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/speaking-writing/speeches/archbishop-canterburys-sermon-coronation-their-majesties-king-charles-iii

will – I trust Biden’s judgment but I’ve been uncomfortable with the way the California Democratic party has boosted Harris’ over the last ten years or so without smoothing over the rough places. I suppose my thinking is considered sexist, if not racist, but the voice is so important when it comes to first impressions. No matter what I know about the current Senator Kennedy’s educational background when he talks he sounds to me like a fool – and not just because his words are foolish. JFK, the original Sen Kennedy, engendered lots of resentment because of his “accent.”

I’m probably picky about this, having spent many years around voice over actors and having an educated ear. But subliminally, people make judgments about people for pretty dumb reasons. And the right is so good a pounding away with whatever they can find to beat their enemy over the head with.

“Do I want to spend four years listening to that voice?” I sure didn’t want to hear that pathetic loser that preceded Mr Biden for thirty seconds. Not that his voice was all I objected to but there are plenty of voters who won’t vote for her because her voice reminds them of their nagging mother. We are a supremely childish country.

And I wanted her heading up Justice too. I’m unhappy that they pushed her above what would have been the perfect spot for her and have trapped her. Where do you go when you’ve been the Vice President besides the top slot? Dumb Party move.

kiwi,
I also watched The Coronation. I’m a sucker for pageantry. I was surprised/pleased with the ecumenical representation. It was painful to see the schism between Harry and William.

arbo,

I so concur with you about the importance of vocal vibration and timbre especially in the political realm. We must hope for the very best outcome.

Jupiter SQUARE Pluto—Post-Eclipse CRISIS!

Video: 52 min 29 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfAx9bE_uyA

Arbo, Senator Kennedy is from my current state, LA, and I often think of him as very Gomer Pyle-like, in spite of having pretty good credentials on paper. I guess his voice has a lot to do with it, not to be exceeded by the dumb things he has said.

Kiwi,
I couldn’t sleep – and I don’t have a television. So, I turned on my computer and watched the coronation streamed on youtube. Pretty darn impressive is an understatement. It was all executed perfectly. IMO the Brits are better at ceremonialism than anyone else on planet Earth.

It’s also good the UK Anglicans are FINALLY ordaining and consecrating women! Anglicans in other countries began that earlier and it was one of my pet projects when I was active in my religious order. When I became co-presiding bishop, I made sure it was a permanent and “done deal!”

I note several astrologers were and are quite disconsolate and pessimistic as to the date and timing of the coronation. But what is the astrological determinate of a monarch’s reign? Charles III became King the moment his mother died. Do we use the chart for that moment OR the moment he was crowned? (4am pdt)

I recall a couple of astrologers in North Carolina a few years ago (one is now deceased) told me they believed William would be the last monarch of the UK, but that he might be the greatest one. Time will tell.

Arbo & Will,
RE: your 2:10 PM & 9:18 PM postings.
I concur with both of you on ALL points 100%!

Let us remember Margaret Thatcher was quite the political failure at first as she had a grating, irritating voice. Voice training saved her career. She overcame her culturally learned way of speaking and found herself, found her true soul as it were when she found the voice we know her by. We (most of us on this blog) may have serious disagreements with her politics, but she WAS one of the most succeessful PM’s in UK history.

Sharon K,
Senator John Neely Kennedy of Louisiana (born November 21, 1951 in Centreville, Mississippi) is a man I genuinely do not understand. He was smart enough to get through law school and become a law professor, but holds to some remarkably stupid ideas.

Ideology, be it political or religious can cripple judgement and reasoning, completely disabling one’s capacity for self-transcendance. This is especially true when continuing to believe stupid things enrichs you financially.

There ARE stupid people who are nevertheless kind and good souls. They can be dangerous when assigned tasks for which they are incapable, causing harm through ignorance and unintentional blunder.

But the most dangerous ones are those who are stupid but also exceedingly ambitious, persistent, self-centered and mean. Some of them, in my experience tend to be paranoid as well. Such peoiple love to persecute and intentionally injure folks brighter than themselves.

One of my daily prayers: G-d/G-dess save me from mean stupid people!

Eliseo, Steve Judd has IMO an interesting astro take on the coronation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeTD7yW8Tqc

Eliseo, He was state treasurer for 15 yrs (!) so he had name recognition but, per Wikipedia, managed to lose 2 senate races until David Vitter finally retired and, along the way, switched from being a Dem to a Republican (it seems LA politicians are famous for switching back & forth because, although now a red state, Dems used to be the winning party in the South and even now, Dems with conservative streaks can win). I guess at every stage in life, this ambitious guy found the formula to winning – even if all it was is keep trying & keep your face & name in the public eye somehow (especially if your parents name you after a successful & famously martyred president). That might be how he got through law school but I cannot understand how he graduated Magdalena College at Cambridge with some sort of honors. He must have found the formula there too. Moral: with persistence (and the same name as a famous president), anyone can rise to their level of incompetence (Peter Principle). He found his.

https://democraticunderground.com/100217890569

(This is from an opinion post – no article – on Democraticunderground. It reminds me that Jeffries & Klobachar are two great candidates – maybe one or both of them can replace Harris and/or Biden?)

Hakeem Jeffries was ON FIRE last night.
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At the Humphrey/Mondale Dinner in Minneapolis last night. He spoke in his fiery Obamaesque eloquence about WHO the Democrats are and WHAT we stand for versus the “Extremist MAGA Republicans “. Jeffries did not mince words as his speech came to a climax when he asked if we were “Fired up and Ready to WIN”!

Jeffries made it clear that the future of this country , its Democracy, lies with all of us.

Amy Klobuchar was also on fire last night as well. I pity the Republican challenger to her next year. For it was made clear she has NO patience or respect for the Republicans she serves on the Judiciary committee with.

I was so stoked for this evening and was NOT disappointed. All the speeches were AMAZING.

The May 9, 2023 Sun/Uranus conjunction (18 Taurus) in t square to Putin’s Nodes/ conjunct natal Jupiter.

Russia Threatens Nuclear Retaliation Against Ukraine for Alleged Assassination Attempt on Putin

MSN
May 3, 2023

Russia has threatened nuclear retaliation against Ukraine after accusing it of attempting to assassinate President Vladimir Putin with drone.

The Russian president was not present at the time and remained unharmed, but the Kremlin has slammed the attack as a “planned terrorist action,” with Speaker of the Russian parliament Vyacheslav Volodin calling for a nuclear strike on Ukraine.

Moscow’s nuclear doctrine permits its forces to use nuclear weapons when its “very existence” is under threat. strike attacks on the Kremlin.
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Putin Sparks ‘Mad Panic’ After Ordering Mass Evacuation Near Europe’s Biggest Nuke Plant Amid Fears of ‘Severe Accident’

UN’s nuclear watchdog has warned of a “severe nuclear accident” after Moscow ordered the emptying of 18 towns and villages closest to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, where most of its workers live.

The Sun
May 7, 2023

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/22279780/putin-sparks-mad-panic-mass-evacuation-near-nuke-plant/
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Ukraine’s Counteroffensive Has a Nuclear Complication

Ukrainian troops are targeting an area where Russians are still holed up in a nuclear power plant.

Foreign Policy
MAY 2, 2023

Zaporizhzhia, one of the four regions Russia has annexed and claimed as a part of the Russian Federation, is at the heart of Ukraine’s strategy for its much-touted spring counteroffensive. The rationale for focusing on Zaporizhzhia is clear enough: It lies on the land corridor along the Sea of Azov that connects Russian troops with their supply lines in eastern Ukraine all the way from the Donbas region to Crimea.

It also poses a distinct military challenge, however. Russians are still holed up in the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Enerhodar, implicitly threatening a nuclear catastrophe were Ukrainian forces parked on the other side of the Dnipro River to try to reclaim the region.

Zaporizhzhia, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, which fulfilled 20 percent of Ukraine’s electricity needs in peacetime, is on the front line of the war. A small action, deliberate or accidental, could trigger a meltdown at the site, with devastating impact on human life and the environment.

Ukrainians have been on the receiving end of such a crisis earlier, too, under Soviet rule. In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, 60 miles north of Kyiv, contaminated millions of acres of forest and agricultural land, poisoned fish, and led to deformities at birth in livestock—all that in addition to the devastating and direct impacts on humans, including thousands of recorded cases of cancer.

Russian troops occupied Chernobyl right after the launch of the full-scale invasion last February but evacuated the site at the end of March. During their stay, they dug trenches in the exclusion zone, which is still considered highly radioactive, imprudently exposing themselves to radiation.

On the 37th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster last month, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned of a repeat and said the presence of Russian troops at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has “again put the world in danger.” He demanded that Russia be prevented from using nuclear power stations to “blackmail” Ukraine, presumably via an implicit threat if Ukrainian forces attempted to win back the region and its prime asset.

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https://foreignpolicy.com/2023/05/02/ukraine-counteroffensive-zaporizhzhia-nuclear-power-plant/
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On the other hand –

Geraldo Rivera says the abortion rights issue will drive a Biden win. Gun control is the sticky issue though, even with the horrors we face every day.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/fox-news-co-host-predicts-joe-biden-will-win-for-this-reason/ar-AA1aRBA2?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=33d954bc0c54484fb5bbcff251aee0d6&ei=8

Sharon, they don’t poll the young people, who apparently prefer Foxy Grandpa to Uncle Adam Henry.

Good point, arbo

Kiwi,
Many Thanks for the Steve Judd link. His considered analyses and insights are interesting.

BTW, wherein a Vedic astrologer looks at the coming reign of Charles III. She is yet another one who believes William will be the last UK monarch. Her delivery is slow. She needs coaching as to how to speak and do presentations. I honestly don’t understand why the several astrologers who make the prediction of the end of the monarchy say so in association with Prince William.

King Charles III – How long will his rule last?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2PZ5TQZqiI

Conversely, Steve Judd believes Charles III will only be king for a couple of years and William will reign long and drag the monarchy, and the British upper class kicking and screaming into the 21st century. It does NOT appear to me Steve Judd believes William will be last.

I’m getting the impression these various astrologers are allowing their political bias too much into their projective analysis, i.e. monarchist vs. republicanist. But what do I know? This is beyond my current understanding.

New Moon in Taurus + Mars-Pluto-Jupiter alignment May 15-29 2023

Video: 1 hour 30 min 34 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS5sfeNW1mQ

Eliseo, I think many americans and younger people just do not ‘get’ the value of Britain’s constitutional monarchy and the unseen benefits of a non overt political entity that provides steady stability over the long term. I heard a comment the other day that made me chuckle ‘we just had 3 prime ministers and 2 monarchs in less time than it took my milk to turn sour in the fridge, and nobody freaked out’ LOL
I look at countries such as france, germany, russia & spain that got rid of their monarchies with not a lot of thought to the future – and ended up with replacement dictators (napoleon, hitler, lenin/stalin, franco). Britain tried that once too and gladly reinstated the monarchy after seeing how enamored with dictatorial powers cromwell became. The longevity of the british monarchy can be traced to conditions set forth in the treaty of arbroath in 1320 https://www.scotsmagazine.com/articles/declaration-of-arbroath/

Kiwi,
Very Interesting!
I’m in the middle. To use an old Southern expression in regard to republicanism vs constitutional monarchy, “I have no dog in that fight.”

I’m pragmatic. At some points in my life I’ve favored CM, (that used to really irk my mother when I was young) at other times a dem-republican form. On the one hand I see the absurdity of a hereditary monarchy, but also see the value of having a lifelong non-political head of state with the stability it imparts.

In any case, I’ve long admired Charles III for his penchant to esotericism and his early committment to environmental causes WAY BEFORE it became cool or popular. He has an innate and strongly intuitive understanding that not all, but a great deal of what we consider progress diminishes us emotionally and spiritually. A good example is his attitude toward architectrure and the use of public space.

It is also my understanding the entire royal family are essentially social democrats, albeit quite privately. They are committed to the common good. I understand QE-II and Margaret Thatcher really clashed. Evidently, the queen severly disagreed with Thatcher’s attitudes, ideas and plans.

Most Americans are unaware of the role the monarch plays on the Queen’s bench er.. I guess it is the King’s bench now. The monarch’s judicial renderings are not published until sometime after their death.

The closest thing we have in the US to a monarch is the chief justice of the supreme court. The Supremes are supposed to be above and beyond political ideology, but of course we know how miserably that’s turned out recently.

Although in the USA the president is both head of state AND head of government, I’ve sometimes felt it might have been better were the chief justice to fulfill the role of head of state.

Eliseo, the key extra element with Britain’s monarchy is that the monarch is also, without fanfare, ‘christ’s representative’ to, in essence, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me”

Eliseo, I think that’s why Rehnquist decorated the sleeves of his robe with gold stripes.

I always felt sorry for Charles. We’re only six months apart in age, so it was hard to ignore him what with Time and Life and Newsweek. Do you remember when he got busted for ordering a sherry at some pub somewhere? He was way underage, so the press was all over it.

He’s never had much privacy but seems to understand better than his detractors do that he’s inherited a muddy and sometimes foul row to hoe. But duty calls. And Scorpio perseveres

I hope I’m not overly focused on this but it appears we are at a pivotal moment here. We are about to walk off a cliff

Short-Term Debt Ceiling Extension Not An Option, Say Republican Lawmakers

WASHINGTON : Amidst negotiations between President Joe Biden and House Republicans over a debt ceiling bill, lawmakers have rejected the idea of approving a short-term increase in the debt limit that would have prevented a default on the nation’s debt. As a result, the two sides remain deadlocked on the issue.

https://hindustangk.com/short-term-debt-ceiling-extension-not-an-option-say-republican-lawmakers/
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Biden, McCarthy Head Into Showdown As Debt Limit Crisis Nears

The Edge Markets
May 8, 2023

Joe Biden and Kevin McCarthy have arrived at a crucial moment in their debt ceiling fight — a meeting that risks cementing their standoff rather than yielding a breakthrough in a crisis already unnerving markets.

The president will host the House Speaker and other congressional leaders at the White House on Tuesday (May 9), with McCarthy seeking spending cuts as a condition of suspending or raising the debt limit and Biden pushing to separate the issues and calling for a debt limit increase.

The stakes are higher than just politics — a default would surely trigger a market selloff and the White House has said it could cost millions of jobs. Treasury bill markets last week revealed fresh apprehension about the potential for non-payment of US debts in early June. Yet expectations for the meeting are low.

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https://www.theedgemarkets.com/node/666058
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To get an astrological perspective on the scheduled debt ceiling talks today, it’s interesting to note tr. Mars at 23 Cancer will precisely conjoin the Biden/McCarthy composite Uranus.

A description of that aspect from Astro-Library reads as follows….

Mars Transits to Natal Uranus

Mars transits to your natal Uranus provoke unexpected behaviors, surprising incidents, and a great need for freedom to express your individuality. During these transits, you have a defiant and irresponsible attitude, you are uncontrollable and unpredictable, and you feel very restless and cannot bear any restriction.

Mars-Uranus transits are favorable for those actions in which it is convenient to surprise others, and to express your own points of view in an original and different way. They are very stimulating transits that causes a lot of excitement in the company of other people, and that can bring new friendships.

They signify a constant creative change, or a desire to break everything in a very rebellious way. They may provoke an internal or external revolution.

For several days, you may feel very unstable, or as if you want to be free of any obligation or attachment. It all depends on how free you feel or how responsible you are for your sense of freedom.

You can have new activities that are completely different from your daily routine. You are willing to take risks. You feel more alive and awake.

These can be very refreshing moments for your life in which you couldn’t possibly get bored. It is important to direct this energy towards your own liberation, or at least, to improve your knowledge of yourself, and thus be able to gain new perspectives of old and stagnant situations.

In special circumstances, these transits may coincide with surgical operations.
Transit Mars Conjunct Uranus

When transit Mars is conjunct your natal Uranus, everything happens without the possibility of you foreseeing anything. It is surprising. It is very difficult to prepare plans in advance, since issues always seem to arise, and therefore there will always be surprises.

You want to feel free and be able to experience it without reservations. This transit is not favorable for relationships with authoritarian people, except if they allow you a lot of space, and give you freedom of expression.

If you feel bound or experience a feeling of helplessness, you may become very irritable and impulsive. You may do something you may regret later, or have an accident. If you have health problems, your nervous system may suffer, as it will be very agitated.

Today, you are more daring than ever to break with your limitations and do things which you normally do not dare to do. It is a very good time to start new and innovative projects. If the birth chart has any trait of genius that has not yet manifested, it will now.

The pros and cons of invoking the 14th amendment……

Could Joe Biden Use the 14th Amendment to Solve the Debt Ceiling?

Time
May 8, 2023

As the political brinkmanship over the debt limit continues, Biden Administration officials are being asked whether they’d invoke a controversial legal theory under the 14th Amendment that may allow the President to bypass Congress and raise the nation’s debt limit without Republican approval.

The theory, which previous administrations had ruled out, builds on Section 4 of the 14th Amendment to argue that it would be unconstitutional for the U.S. to fail to make payments even if the debt limit isn’t raised, effectively challenging the debt limit on legal grounds. But doing so for the first time in U.S. history could have serious ramifications for the economy and elicit a host of legal challenges that could take months to sort out, leaving the country in a fiscal crisis in the meantime.

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https://time.com/6278100/debt-ceiling-14th-amendment-legal-theory/
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Declaring The Debt Ceiling Unconstitutional Is Risky, Biden Aides Fear

White House officials have discussed invoking the 14th Amendment to dodge the limit, but they see it as potentially fraught

Washington Post
May 8, 2023

Senior White House officials see enormous risks in trying to resolve the debt ceiling impasse without Congress, viewing the unilateral measures floated by some academics only as emergency measures of last resort, according to three people with knowledge of internal conversations.

As they have for months, Biden aides have recently been evaluating a wide range of proposals for acting on the debt limit without the consent of Congress — particularly by invoking the 14th Amendment of the Constitution to declare the limit unconstitutional and keep borrowing to pay bills even if the cap isn’t raised.

But internally, advisers view the options as risky choices that could cause lasting economic damage, the people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. White House aides do not want to take the proposals completely off the table. If the federal government actually can’t borrow more, the United States could be in uncharted territory with no clear way to avoid calamity, which would make extreme measures more appealing. Administration officials are adamant that Congress must act to raise the debt limit, believing this is the only sure way to avoid financial turmoil.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2023/05/08/debt-ceiling-14th-amendment-biden/

Pluto will be in Aquarius for 20 years, approximately. Pluto is a planet of transformation, of ultimates, of extreme boundaries. If astrology is to be taken even a little seriously, then we should assume that Pluto’s change of sign will transform a whole lot more than the British monarchy.

Astrology is ancient. The concept of the gods in mythology was not comforting to people because the gods treated mankind as playthings. We moderns have taken on the mantle of gods with our powers over nature, but we haven’t become better gods than our mythical predecessors. We’re still playing games, but nature is serious. Nature is the bottom line and Pluto is the boundry to the far side of the universe. When we consider what that boundry is, Pluto is as much devastation as it is transformation in any positive sense. It is wise to consider astrology from the stance that the universe doesn’t care.

Closer to home, the US stands to experience transformation too, along with every country on the globe. Contemplating climate change and sea level rise, entire countries could go “missing” and populations be displaced.

It is now acknowledged by scientists everywhere that we will be at the mercy of floods and weather disasters, which may transform many of the world’s biggest coastal cities.

At least Charles III has acknowledged the threat of global warming! We’ll see soon how much he is ahead of the pack on that, not that a lot of folks take him seriously. It’s too bad many politicians and industries, never mind entire countries, don’t take climate change seriously at all. But the time for meaningful change is running out.

The White House has a policy that the US greenhouse gas emissions should be 50-52% below 2005 levels in 2030 and the country should reach 100% carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035 and achieve a net-zero emissions economy by 2050.

Do we really think those goals will be reached, along with similar goals around the world – all of which will be necessary to achieve much of anything at all? How much of what is said is just political posturing?

https://www.whitehouse.gov/climate/#:~:text=Reaching%20100%25%20carbon%20pollution%2Dfree,zero%20emissions%20economy%20by%202050

So, the not very funny “joke” is on humanity – and on endangered nature.

I’m nice we boomers have been so lucky as to enjoy the post-war prosperity, but our generation is beginning to peter out and the party is over. Elon Musk is not going to save the planet. We have squandered our opportunity by living (well) for today, but tomorrow is looking risky. The result of our enjoyment of the good life has been more conflict, and an ocean full of plastic and chemical pollution everywhere.

We have done far too little for our grandchildren, who will pay the price for our greed and ignorance and lack of care for eachother and the earth. For this, I am truly sorry, but it takes masses to make real change.

Many have tried to fight the negative trends, saving trees and the like. But nothing has stopped the trend to destruction of the environment. It seems progress is always stopped by corporate greed, the military industrial complext that Eisenhower warned against, along with lack of education of the voting public, and worse horrors like corrupt judges and Citizens United. There are too many things keeping true progress from happening.

In short, we have not lived up to the potential of the post-war years. Remember, the peace that the hard-pressed WWI and WWII generations somehow managed to “win” for us?

Now we spend our days on cell phones watching entertainment videos and 5 minute summaries of the “news”, horrified by mass shootings while tweeting cute quotes to eachother. The United Nations is a bad joke and the world is back to stupid wars with thugs like Putin. The world is far beyond the craziness of Catch 22. Have we learned anything at all?

Correction: It’s nice – not, I’m nice (though I do try…).

Beowulfie,
Well said! Sad but true. Our overlord corporations feed their greed addiction and water down meaningful political action through the politicians in their pockets while the rest of us amuse ourselves to death.

The White House, the UN, etc. will eventually discover their energy and environmental targets are too little too late. Big Money, who pays for the campaigns of both Dems and R’s in the US, and the other parties in other countries require cautious, go slow “solutions,” i.e. small band-aids for gushing wounds.

Had we taken the teachings of our ancient and wisest spiritual founders seriously we would have developed the self-transcendence required for our continuing self-transformative evolutionary journey. Instead, those teachings were twisted and distorted to serve our addictive needs.

So now the lessons come to us the hard way. The devout fascists who died in WWII are back in incarnation, often in a country or ethnicity they fought against 80-ish years ago. We are drawn to that which we hate or love.

The Ukraine war may possibly be analogous to the Spanish Civil War, a precursor to the greater conflict. I hope not. Meanwhile Russia holds her nuclear sword of damocles over our heads, local fascists threaten our economy and democracy, and Mother Nature tires of the poisons we keep feeding her. The fever now induced – how many will it kill?

Debt Limit Showdown/ Should Wall Street Be Nervous?

Stock Market Underestimating Odds of Debt Limit Crisis, Says Politico’s Ben White

Video: 5 min 19 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGkqN414AJs

I think the full impact of a May 9th Biden/McCarthy meeting failure won’t be fully understood and digested until Monday May 15th when the markets reopen for business after a long weekend. With bank failures looming; a severe downturn in the markets at that time can be expected. Here is the reasoning behind that assessment……

Mercury stations direct early morning of the 15th at 5 ’51 Taurus. The Mercury station conjoins the 2021 US Inaugural chart’s Mars/Uranus conjunction (6 Taurus). It will be in sextile to transiting Venus (money matters) at 6 Cancer, the same degree of the US Jupiter (5 ’55 Cancer). Chaotic conditions for the Biden administration ahead?

Eliseo, you hit the nail on the head: we are indeed amusing ourselves to death! And it’s a terrible thing to watch, like some bizarre dance in a horror movie. Or, Jerry, it is rather like the late 1920s when frantic money making preceded the financial crash.

I swear I’m not paranoid, just plenty worried. I’m not psychic, but surely we are not the only (realistic) ones who worry. Why are sensible, realistic politicians silent? I think it is because nobody CAN be heard in the media circus. It’s all become babble.

Well, nobody wants to be a Cassandra. She was a tragic Greek figure who broadcast danger. People didn’t want to pay attention to her unpopular message and she paid for speaking it dearly. But she was right.

Being right did not bring joy or rewards to Cassandra, but at least she got to say her piece. In our era, Cassandras don’t even get to speak. It makes me worry what will follow the court case between Trump and E. Jean Carroll – I hope her reward for bravery and speaking the truth will be an inspiration and will not cost her, or women in general, too much.

On a greater social scale, speaking truth to power is the very essence of democracy. If people are afraid to speak out, or are too ignorant or greedy to care, then everyone pays the price along with the Cassandras of the world.

Pluto says we will change like it or not. Reality is inevitable. It smacks us in the face ready or not. No kidding, these times do feel mythical (or Biblical) in scope.

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Encyclopedia Brittanica has this explanation of Cassandra’s dreadful fate (see text below):
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Cassandra-Greek-mythology

“Cassandra, in Greek mythology, the daughter of Priam, the last king of Troy, and his wife Hecuba. In Homer’s Iliad, she is the most beautiful of Priam’s daughters but not a prophetess.

According to Aeschylus’s tragedy Agamemnon, Cassandra was loved by the god Apollo, who promised her the power of prophecy if she would comply with his desires. Cassandra accepted the proposal, received the gift, and then refused the god her favours. Apollo revenged himself by ordaining that her prophecies should never be believed.

She accurately predicted such events as the fall of Troy and the death of Agamemnon, but her warnings went unheeded. During the sack of Troy, Ajax the Lesser dragged Cassandra from the altar of Athena and raped her. For this impiety, Athena sent a storm that sank most of the Greek fleet as it returned home.

The rape of Cassandra by Ajax was a favourite scene in Greek art. In the distribution of the spoils after the capture of Troy, Cassandra fell to Agamemnon and was later murdered with him. She was worshipped, as Alexandra, with Agamemnon.”

Jury finds Trump liable for sexual abuse in E. Jean Carroll case

https://www.politico.com/news/2023/05/09/trump-e-jean-carroll-trial-verdict-00096009

The jury found him liable to the tune of $5 million dollars. Not enough IMO. $5 million to him might as well be $5.00. Any non-wealthy guy with such a long history of overt sexually predatory and abusive behavior toward women would have been incarcerated long ago with a lengthy sentence and would have never led a political party or held political office.

Trump says it is a “witch hunt.” Somehow I think Trump might have turned out to be a nicer person if he really was Wiccan. “An ye harm none, do what ye will.”

Hahaha! Good one, Eliseo

Trump says it is a “witch hunt.” Somehow I think Trump might have turned out to be a nicer person if he really was Wiccan. “An ye harm none, do what ye will.”

It’s not getting very much coverage in the west but it is concerning. Stability on the Indian subcontinent is being threatened………

Pak On fire: PTI Supporters Storm Military Bases Across Pakistan Following Arrest of Former Prime Minister Imran Khan

Video: 2 min 46 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2XBfF2_zvE

India and Pakistan share almost identical astrological charts when gaining independence from Britain in mid August 1947. Most predominant in the charts is the Saturn/Pluto conj at 13 Leo in close conj to Venus at 15 Leo – semi-square to natal Mars (0 Cancer). The May 5th Lunar eclipse at 14 ’58 Scorpio stimulated those degrees. The arrest of Imran Khan yesterday (May 9th) occurred just as the Sun formed a conjunction to Uranus (18 Aquarius) in square to Pakistan’s natal Jupiter (18 Scorpio).

Here’s a brief look at Imran Khan’s colorful past…..

The Many Shades of Imran Khan

Video: 9 min 12 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzGsWK1vYRo

Witch hunt? Which hunt? There have been so many, with many more waiting in the wings – so many to choose from – ha ha ha

TYPO/ Read instead: “The arrest of Imran Khan yesterday (May 9th) occurred just as the Sun formed a conjunction to Uranus (18 TAURUS) in OPPOSITION to Pakistan’s natal Jupiter (18 Scorpio).”

Sharon, Kiwi,
The question now is which witch in Trump’s Whitehouse committed which crime? And maybe also, which jail do we put them in?

Posted on Democraticunderground:

https://democraticunderground.com/100217897157

“Do the American people know this?
Rethugs passed an unfunded $2.3 TRILLION corporate tax cut under trump, then raised the debt ceiling (with NO preconditions) 3 times while ballooning the deficit, and NOW under Biden they’re refusing to pay THEIR bills?”

CNN will have a townhall mtg with Trump tonight at 8 ET with the audience consisting of Republicans & undecided voters. Will they let the undecided voters ask him any hard questions? I hope so. The man will be laying on the BS really thick & playing the victim as believably as he can, making many of us sick to our stomachs, while others will believe him and applaud his prepared remarks. I wonder if he will be able to hide the physical ramifications of the stress he as been under (unless, as a probable sociopathy, he doesn’t feel stress?)

Sharon, I only hope the cnn ratings bomb for this predictable circus

Beowulfie, I totally agree with your comments above. And with El Niño coming later this year – the scientific estimate is that 2024 will be the worst year ever for climate events. As they say, the sh*t is about to hit the fan big time.

One interesting tidbit – the idea of reducing your carbon footprint is from an ad agency commissioned by BP. It was all a scam – we do the heavy lifting so the fossil fuel companies don’t have to change their evil ways. And by the way, they have known their products were causing this back in the mid 1970’s. We have been lied to for over 50 years and now it may be too late to stop the worst of global warming.

https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2020/08/why-do-oil-companies-care-so-much-about-your-carbon-footprint/

silcominc,
RE: “We have been lied to for over 50 years and now it may be too late to stop the worst of global warming.”

Probably true but with a caveat. We may eventually be able to stem the very worst of it through technology not yet invented.

Kiwi,
Many Thanks for the link and info on the Declaration of Arbroath! In my 20’s my mentor had me read the constitutions of several countries and delve into their history. Nevertheless, until your posting I was unaware of Arbroath.

Buddhists view the great radical rabbi from Nazareth as the western bodhisattva of compassion, an emanation of Avalokitesvara/Chenresig. As far as the UK monarch being ‘christ’s representative’ I interpret that as positive as Charles has access to the best UK Anglican theologians, none of whom see the Christ as some kind of right wing AR toting Rambo, and all of whom (similarly to the Buddhists) intepret the histrorical Jesus as the exemplar and incarnation of compassion.

Charles III also has empathy and sympathy for the other faiths practiced in the UK. At heart I believe he is essentially a modern Universalist.

Transits to tRump’s natal and secondary progressed horoscopes on date of conviction in case brought by E. Jean Carroll. Transits given for May 9 at 3 pm EDT .

Transiting Mars conjunct natal Saturn. 23°52′ Cancer to 23°49′ Cancer.

Transiting Saturn opposite progressed Sun. 6°00′ Pisces opposite 6°32′ Virgo.

I think Sharon K’s postulate in the last line of her 1:48 pm post today is probably true.

Will Roe be a factor?

Anselm College undergraduate population is made up of 61% women, and 39% men.

Saint Anselm College was founded in 1889 by Benedictine monks making it the third-oldest Catholic college in New England.

Saint Anselm College
Goffstown, NH ? Private, non-profit ? 4-year

Saint Anselm College: Homepage
Saint Anselm College
http://www.anselm.edu

Since 1889, Saint Anselm College has provided a transformative education shaped by Catholic and Benedictine values and a liberal arts foundation.

Santos arrested for 13 charges – wire and mail fraud. Yesssss!

As some of you know I spent many years in Hawaii. As part of the sailing community I knew several of the founders and early participants of the Polynesian Voyaging Society. They have been doing stellar work over the decades of meshing environmental science with indigenous cultures and are now just starting a new 4yr pacific circumnavigation. For those that may be interested here is a video ‘the earth is our canoe’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8dZnyxdgFw

Can’t wait to watch it, kiwi.

Meanwhile, the Biden campaign already released a powerful ad using footage of Trump’s verbiage praising Jan. 6 (“a beautiful day”) in tonight’s town hall juxtaposed against footage of the real thing.

https://twitter.com/noliewithbtc/status/1656474902365437953

Sharon, here is a shorter, recent clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TmvlM7B7dk

If there are no perceptible movements towards an agreement on the next debt ceiling meeting scheduled for Friday, crunch time would come as early as next week according to author and economist Brennan Peterson. We can expect a severe reaction to the downside in the markets. That seems to fall in line with the astrological indicators. Monday’s Mercury station as mentioned and Jupiter’s exact square to the April 20th lunar eclipse degree…..

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon Issues Warning On Debt Ceiling ‘Panic’

Video: 5 min 16 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvY5XXH_MH8

The White House, in anticipation of an intransigent Republican congress on the issue have already factored in this possibility and is moving ahead with an agenda of their own, with a target date of May 16th to implement their so-called “secret weapon”. Will it succeed is the question? There are a lot of unknowns……….

House Democrats Move to Force a Debt-Limit Increase as Default Date Looms

New York Times
May 2, 2023

House Democratic leaders who have been quietly planning a strategy to force a debt ceiling increase to avert default began taking steps on Tuesday to deploy their secret weapon.

The only clue to the gambit was in the title of the otherwise obscure hodgepodge of a bill: “The Breaking the Gridlock Act.”

But the 45-page legislation, introduced without fanfare in January by a little-known Democrat, Representative Mark DeSaulnier of California, is part of a confidential, previously unreported, strategy Democrats have been plotting for months to quietly smooth the way for action by Congress to avert a devastating federal default if debt ceiling talks remain deadlocked.

With a possible default now projected as soon as June 1, Democrats on Tuesday began taking steps to deploy the secret weapon they have been holding in reserve. They started the process of trying to force a debt-limit increase bill to the floor through a so-called discharge petition that could bypass Republican leaders who have refused to raise the ceiling unless President Biden agrees to spending cuts and policy changes.

“House Democrats are working to make sure we have all options at our disposal to avoid a default,” Representative Hakeem Jeffries, Democrat of New York and the minority leader, wrote in a letter he sent to colleagues on Tuesday. “The filing of a debt ceiling measure to be brought up on the discharge calendar preserves an important option. It is now time for MAGA Republicans to act in a bipartisan manner to pay America’s bills without extreme conditions.”

An emergency rule Democrats introduced on Tuesday, during a pro forma session held while the House is in recess, would start the clock on a process that would allow them to begin collecting signatures as soon as May 16 on such a petition, which can force action on a bill if a majority of members sign on. The open-ended rule would provide a vehicle to bring Mr. DeSaulnier’s bill to the floor and amend it with a Democratic proposal — which has yet to be written — to resolve the debt limit crisis.

The strategy is no silver bullet, and Democrats concede it is a long shot. Gathering enough signatures to force a bill to the floor would take at least five Republicans willing to cross party lines if all Democrats signed on, a threshold that Democrats concede will be difficult to reach. They have yet to settle on the debt ceiling proposal itself, and for the strategy to succeed, Democrats would likely need to negotiate with a handful of mainstream Republicans to settle on a measure they could accept.

A handful of hard-right Republicans explicitly warned their colleagues on Tuesday not to go down that path. “House Republicans: don’t defect!” Senator Mike Lee of Utah wrote on Twitter.

Understand the U.S. Debt Ceiling

What is the debt ceiling? The debt ceiling, also called the debt limit, is a cap on the total amount of money that the federal government is authorized to borrow via U.S. Treasury securities, such as bills and savings bonds, to fulfill its financial obligations. Because the United States runs budget deficits, it must borrow huge sums of money to pay its bills.

The limit has been hit. What now? America hit its technical debt limit on Jan. 19. The Treasury Department will now begin using “extraordinary measures” to continue paying the government’s obligations. These measures are essentially fiscal accounting tools that curb certain government investments so that the bills continue to be paid. Those options could be exhausted by June.

What is at stake? Once the government exhausts its extraordinary measures and runs out of cash, it would be unable to issue new debt and pay its bills. The government could wind up defaulting on its debt if it is unable to make required payments to its bondholders. Such a scenario would be economically devastating and could plunge the globe into a financial crisis.

Can the government do anything to forestall disaster? There is no official playbook for what Washington can do. But options do exist. The Treasury could try to prioritize payments, such as paying bondholders first. If the United States does default on its debt, which would rattle the markets, the Federal Reserve could theoretically step in to buy some of those Treasury bonds.

Why is there a limit on U.S. borrowing? According to the Constitution, Congress must authorize borrowing. The debt limit was instituted in the early 20th century so that the Treasury would not need to ask for permission each time it had to issue debt to pay bills.

Still, Democrats argue that the prospect of a successful effort could force House Republicans into a more acceptable deal. And Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen’s announcement on Monday that a potential default was only weeks away spurred Democratic leaders to act.

House Democratic leaders have for months played down the possibility of initiating a discharge petition as a way out of the stalemate. They are hesitant to budge from the party position, which Mr. Biden has articulated repeatedly, that Republicans should agree to raise the debt limit with no conditions or concessions on spending cuts.

But behind the scenes, they were simultaneously taking steps to make sure a vehicle was available if needed.

There were no signs on Tuesday of any momentum toward even a temporary resolution. Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and the majority leader, brushed aside the idea of putting off a confrontation by passing a short-term debt limit increase, telling reporters: “We should not kick the can down the road.”

And Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the minority leader, reiterated that he intended to leave the negotiations to Mr. Biden and Speaker Kevin McCarthy, again dashing the private hopes of some Democrats that the veteran Republican would ultimately cut a deal with them to allow the debt ceiling to be lifted, as he has done in the past.

“There is no solution in the Senate,” Mr. McConnell said.

The White House had no public comment on the discharge effort, according to Karine Jean-Pierre, the press secretary. Mr. Biden is scheduled next week to host Mr. McCarthy and other congressional leaders at the White House to discuss raising the debt limit. His goal at that meeting, a senior administration official said, will be to stress the importance of averting default and creating a separate negotiation to address other budget issues.

The discharge petition process can be time-consuming and complicated, so House Democrats who devised the strategy started early and carefully crafted their legislative vehicle. Insiders privately refer to the measure as a “Swiss Army knife” bill — one intended to be referred to every single House committee in order to keep open as many opportunities as possible for forcing it to the floor.

Continued……

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/02/us/politics/debt-limit-discharge-petition.html

According to the following article, the special “discharge petition” that the democrats are considering has possibilities, but because it is time consuming (there is so little time left) combined with considerable resistance among Republicans, it would be analogous to a hail mary (a colloquial term used in sports, meaning a last ditched effort and relying on divine providence).

Can Democrats Go Around McCarthy To Force A Debt Ceiling Vote? It’s Possible

House Democrats are wielding a rarely used tool known as a “discharge petition” to go around Speaker Kevin McCarthy on a simple debt limit extension. Here’s what you need to know.

NBC News
May 4, 2023

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/debt-ceiling-vote-democrats-discharge-petition-republicans-rcna82526

This almost six minute video explains why the world is in serious trouble whether Russia wins or loses the Ukraine war.

Ukraine War Updates Part 3: What’s Next for Russia || Peter Zeihan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbiAyWBI0fE

For the Russians, Ukraine is only step one. If Russia wins, they will need to move further east gobbling up the Baltic states, Finland and Warsaw to establish defensible boundaries.

If Ukraine wins, they will need to conquer and hold Belgorod and Rostov-on-Don, both of which are in Russia to ensure the Russians are unable to invade them again. If they are successful in taking Rostov-on-Don the Chechens will again rebel, this time probably winning their independence. That would destabilize Russia making them more dangerous, not less so.

Something Peter Zeihan did not mention: Imagine a civil war riven Russia with various war lords fighting over who owns the nukes. That’s highly likely if Russia loses the Ukraine war.

Presuming we in the USA successfully overcome our plutocratic overlords and local yokel neo-fascists, presuming we get past our Pluto return era we AND the entire world will need the president elected in 2024 and 2028 (when we get our Uranus return) to be as great a leader as we have ever had. Whomever is president between 2025 and 2041 will need strong support from a cooperative, like-minded congress. Considering presidents can serve eight years at most, IMO we may need at least two great presidents to get us through the very stressful but progressive Pluto in Aquarius cycle.

Will we get what we need? I believe so. I believe the election of 2024 will engender a long period of Dem hegemony, similar to what we had under FDR. The neo-fascist kooks and plutocrats may continue their opposition through 2028, but I suspect from that point their passion and power will have petered out.

As Pluto moves into Aquarius, as we enter the Aquarian age of Humanity, directly opposite the age of Leo (a carnivorous predatory animal) I expect we will see and learn the tragic folly of our predatory propensities, thereby at long last (Isaiah 2:4) come to beat our swords into ploughshares, our spears into pruning hooks that nation shall not lift up sword against nation, nor learn war any more.

whoops!
I meant west NOT east!

Hi Eliseo,

Your assessment is well thought out and well expressed. There is just one small element that may be missing in your calculations.

Steve Judd’s astrological forecast for May was posted earlier in this thread. I feel it puts things into perspective. If you haven’t seen it, I am re-posting it for your benefit……..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=136nPQRP51U

In his opening remarks, Steve shares his thoughts on the unfolding Jupiter-Pluto-Mars t square (reaching its peak later on this month). He offers the stunning admission that he had been waiting for this particular moment in astrology for nearly 20 years. In his words, he feels it is bigger than the Jupiter/Saturn/Pluto conj of 2020 that precipitated the Corona virus pandemic and as big as the grand crosses of 2012.

So with that being said, if we are entering a period of potential upheaval (Pluto-Mars oppositions are notorious for instigating wars), with the looming threat of a US default on our heels, all it takes is one fatal miscalculation on the part of either congress or the president and the whole house of cards can in a period of several days start rapidly unraveling (remember the world banking/ financial system is built on nothing more than trust). The US dollar is the worlds reserve currency. If the US dollar collapses due to a lack of trust, so does the world in general. The worlds financial system is built around the stability of the US dollar.

So what would that mean in real terms? The Russian/Ukraine war with NATO possibly stepping in, the simmering Israeli-Palestinian conflict, China-Taiwan tensions, India-Pakistan tensions, a potential war between the US on one side and Russia and China on the other with nuclear weapons at their disposal, the racial divide in America, mass riots in the streets all over the globe etc, etc. In short, if the economy goes, everything will erupt into conflict. We have been standing at a very delicate balance for over three quarters of a century since the end of world war two with the introduction of nuclear weapons. Such an innocuous, seemingly trivial thing as a disagreement over the budget in the US, nothing more than a political stalemate (a peculiarity in American politics), who would have thought that this one issue has the potential to set the world aflame?

Jerry, I can’t see either party letting that happen. They will find a compromise solution and hold their noses voting for it. I don’t understand why we can’t legislate some legislation to balance the budget once in for all!

On another note, watch out for disinfectant wipes! I had been using them a lot during the pandemic.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/may/11/concern-over-increase-in-disinfectant-wipes-linked-to-health-problems

Jerry & Sharon,
I am concerned but inclined to at least partially agree with Sharon regarding the budget ceiling and what might unfold. We did not have a budget ceiling until the 1950’s. It should have been sunset after we paid of our WWII debt (to ourselves) decades ago.

To whom do we owe the debt? Again, to ourselves! This is not like owing the mortgage company or paying your hospital bill.

The question is how stupidly suicidal will the House R’s choose to be? I don’t know, but I’m guessing there are enough economicall sensible R’s (maybe 20) to vote with the Dems on the issue. Of political necessity they are quiet for the moment.

As for some fact based reasoning and solutions see the respective articles by Paul Krugman and Robert Reich.

Why Balancing the Budget is a Stupid Idea
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2007

https://robertreich.org/post/257308938

Nobel laureate Paul Krugman says yes, Biden could mint a $1 trillion coin to avert the debt ceiling—but there’s a better option out there
The Princeton professor and New York Times columnist said circumventing the national debt limit with a platinum coin could work, but public perception is the problem.

https://fortune.com/2023/05/03/paul-krugman-biden-mint-trillion-dollar-coin-other-option-national-debt-ceiling/amp/

OK, that was supposed to read
“economically sensible”

My mistake. We did have a debt ceiling after WWI as well as WWII, in both cases designed to nudge us a bit to pay it off quickly and avoid inflation.

Also, see:
Why We Need to Abolish the Debt Ceiling | Robert Reich 3:12 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vug-2p9A0os

Another good one by Robert Reich:
It’s all in what you measure and how you measure it.

The Little Secret About Corporate Profits | Robert Reich 4:05

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dot9hzcA9qs

Jerry,
Thanks for the Steve Judd link! I had seen the one on the coronation that came after, but not this one.

As I have natal Mars at zero degrees 33 minutes of Leo in my second house, I was especially interested in his commenrtary about Pluto opposite Mars. Within a few days transiting Mars will conjunct my natal Mars!

I’m feeling pretty even tempered lately. But as he suggested, I will be watching my temper. Frankly, I don’t anticipate it will be a problem, but will definitely watch out for that. Lately I’ve frequently been reminding myself “This too shall pass.”

So far, my experience of Pluto at zero Aquarius opposite my Mars has been associated with personal transformation and hopefully empowerment. I’m definitely going through some changes.

Tuesday evening the ninth, (Pacific time) I received an astounding, absolutely shocking but harmless piece of information. Honestly, it was the most extraordinarily pregnant fact I’ve ever been presented with in my lifetime. I am not at liberty to reveal it, but suffice it to say it portends probable serious accomplishment of long desired personal goals. It may well enable me to do some serious work on behalf of humanity. I certainly hope so.

Sharon and Eliseo,

Re: The Debt Ceiling Debate

The complacent idea that both parties would not stand by and let a default happen doesn’t take into consideration the potential for a major panic in the markets leading up to the “x date” of possible default. And that is what makes the situation so dangerous. Each side is posturing. Just the perception of a protracted stalemate among investors, that kind of brinkmanship could erode confidence in US treasury bonds which would in turn force a dramatic spike in interest rates to keep the US dollar from imploding. Fears of double digit inflation rearing its ugly head is the thing that keeps investors up at night. It would lead to panic in the markets. This is what Jamie Dimon and others are ringing the alarm bells about. Please refer back to my May 11th 6:35 am post/video…

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon Issues Warning On Debt Ceiling ‘Panic’

Amid all the circus like posturing, former President Donald Trump has now jumped into the ring, encouraging his MAGA followers in congress to hold to their position for possible default. Politics is definitely fogging the perceptions of the Republican far right House Freedom Caucus members ……

Trump Urges GOP To Let Catastrophic Debt Default Happen If Dems Don’t Accept Cuts

CNBC
May 10, 2023

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged Republican lawmakers to let the United States default on its debt if Democrats don’t agree to spending cuts.

“I say to the Republicans out there — congressmen, senators — if they don’t give you massive cuts, you’re going to have to do a default,” said Trump, who is again running for president. “And I don’t believe they’re going to do a default because I think the Democrats will absolutely cave, will absolutely cave because you don’t want to have that happen. But it’s better than what we’re doing right now because we’re spending money like drunken sailors.”

Continued…….

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/05/11/trump-endorses-debt-ceiling-default.html

HAVEN’T YOU HEARD? THE “CRAZIES” ARE NOW RUNNING THE SHOW IN THE HALLS OF CONGRESS.

Contrary to what the general public would like to believe, it is not business as usual. All it takes is one single member of congress to call for a snap vote of no confidence to oust the Speaker of The House Kevin McCarthy………

McCarthy Paid A Steep Price For His Speakership—Now What?

Brookings
January 10, 2023

Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)’s rocky road to the House Speakership came at a steep price. After 15 ballots, the most since the Civil War, McCarthy narrowly sewed up support only after agreeing to most of the procedural and policy demands of 20-some-odd members of the far-right bloc of House Republicans, the Freedom Caucus.

Disputes over the rules often reflect a party’s ideological rifts. But intense fighting over the rules this time was actually a fight over the House Republicans’ agenda and who will control it in the new Congress. On that score, members of the far-right, anti-establishment Freedom Caucus won big.

Here’s what you need to know about the road ahead.

Continued………

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2023/01/10/mccarthy-paid-a-steep-price-for-his-speakership-now-what/

Jerry,
We don’t need to be lectured on the issue. We are not complacent and are quite aware of the danger. We are indeed dealing with crazies. I’m just choosing not to panic about it.

We don’t need a majority of the House R’s to vote to raise the debt ceiling, just a handful to vote with the Dems. The R’s in Congress will not be persuaded by ordinary citizens like ourselves. Those whom might be persuaded to vote with the Dems to raise the debt ceiling will be persuaded by their corporate owners, and other R’s, not by Dems such as ourselves.

Dear Eliseo,

Sorry for the misunderstanding. I wasn’t suggesting YOU were complacent. I was simply pointing out that the IDEA, the prevailing view adopted by many is out of sync with the reality of the situation. Again, this is not business as usual. There are quite a few radical Republicans in congress who are hell bent in taking this country of ours down. What’s behind it? Trumpism and sympathizers to “the cause” have many complicated facets to it, but the most prominent theme and convincing argument I’ve heard can best be summarized in the following article…..

Republicans Want a White Republic. They’ll Destroy America to Get It

Yahoo News
July 17, 2023

When in a recent tweetstorm Donald Trump suggested that four Congresswomen of color leave the U.S. and “go back” to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” social media exploded. Outrage. Even some news outlets finally let go of the euphemisms and called the tweets “racist.” The Republicans, on the other hand, were quiet. As well they would be. The ideological demographics of the party dictated it.

The GOP’s membership is nearly 90 percent white and can only envision carnage and extinction as it looks upon a rights-based, religious, racial and ideologically diverse America. Or, as Lindsey Graham had noted as early as 2012, “We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.”

In short, the United States of America is not really their America. They yearn for a white republic. That’s why they are fighting to recreate the days when, as Archie Bunker sang, “Guys like us, we had it made.” That’s why they’ve willingly gone along with and participated in a sustained attack on the country itself, allowing it to grow weaker so that they could feel stronger.

Continued……

https://news.yahoo.com/republicans-want-white-republic-theyll-173936379.html

Eliseo, Jerry:

The elegant Patricia Colins discusses the Neptune-Saturn entrance into Aries in 2025-2026. She mentions possible idealistic wars as indicated by Neptune in Aries. She also mentions possible gun regulations as a Saturn in Aries influence.

IF, she is correct, at least about gun regulations then the only way I see that it can happen is for the Dems to crush the Republicans, either in 2024 or in 2026, in order to pass that kind of legislation. That would also mean that SCOTUS would somehow have to shift its crazy absolutism against gun regulation. That could point to a Dem president in 2024 who nominates a liberal justice with a Dem majority in the Senate to push through a vacancy (Thomas?) or 2 (Alito?). This scenario, only a possibility, points to Eliseo’s belief that we will have a very positive outcome for President and for a supportive majorities in Congress.

Here is the link: https://youtu.be/e-MMis7ujdE

Verrry interesting!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/republican-at-trump-town-hall-says-many-in-audience-were-disgusted-or-bewildered-by-ex-president/ar-AA1b4G43?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=497d7ab27bb849c4af68e14ef25816c0&ei=8

Article states the audience was instructed to NOT boo! About half were enthusiastically clapping, etc. but the other half was completely silent & did not clap.

I read elsewhere that the new CEO of CNN wants to look fair & balanced and not just like CNN is learning left.

Sharon, the issue with both side-ism which is what CNN is attempting, is that it assumes there are two sides. Talking about policy differences with the two parties began to wane with Newt Gingrich and was complete with the elimination of Congresswoman Cheney. Republicans don’t care about policy anymore. They simply want to destroy everything.

CNN’s mistake is to pretend its 1990. It is not!

I saw panel of journalists the other day discussing how to cover trump, and the statement was made that because he’s a candidate, they HAVE to cover him. My big question to all is WHY?
Their philosophy seems to be going down the same rabbit hole as 2016.
Maybe this is part of the remainder of pluto capricorn – shakeup in the corporate profit-above-all focused media enties.
Too many journalists I’ve heard accept and are OK with the concept of, all politicians lie and spin.
Above ‘its the economy stupid’, ‘its the lies stupid’.

Looking at president Biden’s charts between May 15 and June 3 I think there is a very good chance he will handle the debt ceiling concerns handily. And the GOP also as he takes the gloves off.

Thanks Bob!

I checked out Kevin McCarthy’s chart and his Uranus trine to his Mercury-Venus peaked and is now separating. Chiron is now moving into a square to that conjunction of his exacting a little later this month.

Uranus will exact its opposition to his Neptune later this month.

Doesn’t bode well for him and the timing confirms what you’re seeing.

Hi Bob,

According to one financial analyst (see video below), if they don’t get a deal by Friday May 26th there could be what’s called a “technical default” very soon afterwards. May 26th has Mars in t square to the nodes (3 Taurus – Scorpio). The Taurus-Scorpio axis represents finances. What’s really interesting is the June 1st date. Mars conjoins Biden’s Pluto in exact quincunx to Saturn…..

Gardner: The Chances Of A Technical Debt Ceiling Default Are Fairly High

Video: 4 min 50 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz6ZepgQ1mw
__________________________________

Fixed Grand Cross Energies with Mars, Jupiter, Pluto, and the Nodes of Fate – May 2023 Astrology

Video: 10 min 21 sec

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

Frank,
Many Thanks for the link to the presentation by Patricia Collins! I’m impressed! I really like her deeper, slower approach. Astrologically she presents what I’ve been intuiting for quite a long time.

As for as the gun control issue: I’ve long disagreed with both parties on the issue. I see the prevention of gun violence as a far deeper problem than merely outlawing certain types of firearms. Such laws IMO are like band aids for gaping wounds. We need to think this through more deeply.

IMO there are three primary approaches we need to take simultaneously to reduce gun violence, all of which are completely loathed by the R’s.
(1) A system of universally available health care with a strong mental health component.
(2) End poverty!
(3) Mandate a shooter’s and gun owner licensing system similar to what we have for driver’s licenses. That system would include a universal background check that would involve mental health as well as criminal history.

Between the 3rd and 4th minute of Ms. Collins presentation she also mentioned “new beginnings” for our health care system. I’m hoping that will be either Canadian style single payer (socialized health insurance) OR UK style (socialized medicine.)
That would fulfill my number one above.

She mentioned Saturn and Neptune in Aries in the context of the 5th century. Again I agree, but would go further. As we enter the age of Aquarius we are directly opposite the age of Leo. I believe the changes we are undergoing now and through the end of this century will be seen as profound as those we experienced 12,000 years ago with the agricultural revolution and the beginning formation of cities. (see my last paragraph from my May 11th, 2023 8:00 pm posting)

All in All, you are right in saying her interpretation jives with mine. I of course could be wrong, but until other evidence surfaces, I firmly believe the next several elections will involve large, maybe huge gains for Dems at the national level, the trend lasting for at least two decades. As for local and state elections, I am less sure.

Frank,
Addendum:
All automobiles of all types have a VIN number. They are tracked from the moment of manufacture all the way through their “lifespan” and “death” in the junkyard.

Likewise, guns of all kinds (unless they are homemade) have serial numbers. They need to be tracked as assiduously as we track our cars. Passing laws requiring same would at first be resisted by some, but over several decades we would get compliance.

Furthermore, as a former criminal investigator and gun owner (Ever heard of Zen archery? I’m a Zen target shooter;) I find it ironic I’m required to have liability insurance for my car, (a potentially lethal weapon) but not for owning a gun.

Rational regulations of potentially harmful machinery use, combines, tractors, automobiles, powered boats, airplanes, guns, etc. or of chemicals and substances sometimes evolve slowly. South Dakota did not institute driver’s licenses until 1959! And we are far past the era in which citizens had to defend themselves against bears, various critters or hostile native tribes.

Just my opinion, but I see a high probability we will begin to regulate the internet, artificial intelligence, corporations, immigration, international trade, guns, judicial ethics, medical practice, insurance companies, and quite a bit more, – all – far more rationally AFTER the elction of 2024, particularly after the new congress and president are sworn in in 2025.

Eliseo, You are very welcome! Your points about what needs to accompany gun regulations for us to move past gun violence is perfectly sensible because it tackles the root causes. Our nation will need more money to invest in universal healthcare that includes mental health and to end poverty. For that, we will need an economic restructuring, a reverse of the upward movement of money into the hands of our nation’s richest people. The groundwork for our economic restructuring has been laid by economic theorists and politicians like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and given our nation’s growing debt, it seems to me to be inevitable and timely with Pluto’s movement though Aquarius. I would love to hear your thoughts!

Frank,
“The groundwork for our economic restructuring has been laid by economic theorists and politicians like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren…”
AND before them, FDR and Harry Truman!

IMHO, of all living Dems, Elizabeth Warren has the clearest vision on how our economy should be restructed, but her protege, Congresswoman Katie Porter is just as sharp. It may take a younger Dem like KP to fathom the appropriate governmental responses to the extraordinary technological, biological, and cultural developments and achievements which will transpire through the next several years. Those developments will be more profoundly transformative than we can imagine, though we do know what some of them will be.

Furthermore, for the foreseeable future our world will be more dangerous internationally as we divide into two opposing camps, autocracies and dictatorships vs free worlders. Whomever leads us will need to be as firm and as visionary as JFK with the political skill and acumen of an LBJ.

Frank, there are some things elucidated better privately, but not on this limited forum. I will authorize Nancy to supply you with my email address if you would like to discuss the facts and issues involved more deeply or in more detail.

A suspicious development:
Belarus dictator/president Alexander Lukashenko is missing, not seen publicly since the parade in Moscow May 9th. This is very unusual.

Some in the Intel community believe on orders from V. Putin he may have been poisoned like the Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs Makei, who died a few months ago. The rumor, (unconfirmed for the moment) is he is in an artificial medical coma with extensive myocardial infarction induced by poison.

To Putin’s frustration. Lukashenko has refused on several occasions to send Belarus troops into Ukraine to support the Russians. If he dies, Putin will probably claim the Ukrainians poisoned him, annex Belarus into Russia and conscript Belarusians into fighting in Ukraine.

Eliseo, yes, thank you.

Fascinating news about Belarus. Do you think the people of Belarus would acquiesce or rebel against being taken over by Russia and forced to fight? The general astrology of Pluto moving into Aquarius suggests to me that they would rebel but I know next to nothing about the Belarusians. (Does Belarus mean beautiful Russia?)

Another fascinating development is the election in Turkey moving to a runoff in 2 weeks.

Frank,
The name Belarus literally translated is White Ruthenia or Baltic Ruthenia. It is what we used to call White Russia. Whether the Belaruaians would rebel or comply, I don’t know.

Eliseo, you are a font of knowledge as well as wisdom!

Frank,
I meant Belarusians not Belaruaians.

Thank you Frank.
I appreciate your confidence but don’t see myself as particularly wise. Generally knowledgeable yes, maybe more so than many but considering how ignorant we all are that’s not saying much that helps anybody. Wise? Ha! You wouldn’t believe the foolish mistakes I’ve made.

BTW, if you google alexander lukashenko news, you’ll find several very recent news stories from all the majors and a few of the minors about Lukashenko’s “poor health.” Whatever is the cause, the man’s illness is awfully convenient for Mr. Putin.

Regarding another subject:
Several astrologers, notably Andre Kahr amongst them, have noted the aspects reflecting our current cultural and national conflict are not as severe as were those of our civil war or war for independence.

Through the end of our Pluto return period I believe we’ll see a lot more of the kind of incident described below. It’s crazy, ridiculous and terrible but better than the Confederate army of Northern Virginia fighting to the death against the Union Army of the Potomac.

Outright civil war for us is IMO “not in the cards” nor in our stars. But individual violence committed by radicalized right wing crazies, and/or severely alienated, depressed adult and adolescent males, whether with guns, knives, swords, or baseball bats will continue I believe until we’ve learned how to navigate through this Pluto return and the coming Uranus return.

Just my speculation, but I wonder if our 2028 Uranus return might serve to reunite us. Our last Uranus return was a couple of days before D-Day 1944. The one before that was at the beginning of the Am. Civil War which initially divided us but ultimately affirmed our unity. Before the war we were referred to as “THESE” United States. Post Civil War the nation is called “THE” United States.

Bat-wielding attacker injures Virginia congressman’s district office staff
“The individual is in police custody and both members of my team were transferred to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries,” Rep. Gerry Connolly said.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/person-attacked-virginia-congressmans-staff-baseball-bat-district-offi-rcna84505

Bob,

“Looking at president Biden’s charts between May 15 and June 3 I think there is a very good chance he will handle the debt ceiling concerns handily. And the GOP also as he takes the gloves off.”

Thank you for the supportive astrology.

Eliseo,

“All automobiles of all types have a VIN number. They are tracked from the moment of manufacture all the way through their “lifespan” and “death” in the junkyard.”

Hear, hear!

kiwi,

“Above ‘its the economy stupid’, ‘its the lies stupid’.”

Brilliant!

Frank,

“Uranus will exact its opposition to his Neptune later this month.

Doesn’t bode well for him and the timing confirms what you’re seeing.”

This comforts me so. The man is beyond stupid and more than vile.

Frank.

Patricia Colins link. Wisdom. Thank you.

OMG!!!
– Noelle Dunphy –
In addition to all she alleges in her $10 million lawsuit aginst Mr. Giuliani, a Guliani/Trump deal to split $2 million, the price for each pardon for solicited “clients!?”
Color me shocked but not surprised.

Eliseo, Majorie Orr has a post on A. Lukashenko:
https://star4cast.com/alexander-lukashenko-the-iron-grip-starts-to-rust/

Frank,
Thanks for the Majorie Orr link!
I notified Nancy to supply you with my email address. She reports she sent it to you. Please contact me.

Eliseo,
I checked my email and junk mail and didn’t receive anything from Nancy. I recall you tried sending me your email through Nancy once before and I never got it. I know my email is integrated into this site so she has it but I wonder if she is recording it correctly when she sends it? I’ll wait and see if I get anything over this weekend, if not, I’ll post mine here and you can contact me.

Frank,
Very well. That’ll work.
I’m sure Nancy already sent her message which should have arrived instantaneously. Nevertheless, your plan will be fine.

Eliseo, you can reach me at fsalmerica@att.net

From the 1960’s to the present I’ve been arguing one of the primary drivers of inflation was and is pure, simple, corporate and business greed. Competition in theory drives prices down, but can aldo drive them up, way up under the right circumstances. But for all these decades most economists have exercised blind denial, dismissing the notion as it did not fit into their economic theory.

At long last this simple truth is being taken seriously. It fits into my long held personal worldview in which addiction in both varieties, substance addiction and process addiction play a far larger role in history, economics, finance, politics, and our personal relationships than we have previously understood.

Greed, of course is one of our more serious process addictions. I recommend a book published back in the 80’s by Anne Wilson Schaef, When Society Becomes an Addict.

Once a fringe theory, “greedflation” gets its due
https://www.axios.com/2023/05/18/once-a-fringe-theory-greedflation-gets-its-due

The fact “greedflation” is now being taken more seriously, I believe is a portent of things to come. In my interpretation, as Pluto moves through Aquarius and later Pisces we will have over 40 years in which a more humanitarian economic ethos will become the deeply entrenched norm.

I read astrologer Michael Wolfstar’s predictions for 2024 and he’s basically predicting Donald Trump will win the election.

Please tell me that one of you see things differently. I’m horrified by the prospect of the Orange Idiot and his fascist associates getting back into the White House.

Maybe I am getting a little too paranoid, but can someone please look at McCarthy’s aspects for the coming 18 months. As Speaker of the House, he is third in line and the GOP seems a little too happy and smug right now.

McCarthy next 18 months after his 2023 DS
With all of these heavy aspects coming he may not make it to the 24 elections.

Kevin McCarthy CB – Natal Relocated Jan 26 1965, 3:40 pm, EST +5:00
Capitol Building Dist of Columbia, 38°N53’24”, 077°W00’34”

Aug 25 2023 Sat 03°Pi57′ Cnj Sat 03°Pi57′ Tr-Na
Aug 30 2023 Sat 03°Pi33′ Sqr Mon 03°Sg33′ Tr-Na
Jan 4 2024 Sat 03°Pi33′ Sqr Mon 03°Sg33′ Tr-Na
Jan 8 2024 Sat 03°Pi57′ Cnj Sat 03°Pi57′ Tr-Na
Mar 9 2024 Sat 11°Pi00′ Cnj Sat 11°Pi00′ Tr-Sp
Mar 16 2024 Sat 11°Pi49′ Opp Ura 11°Vi49′ Tr-Sp
Mar 21 2024 Sat 12°Pi23′ Opp Mar 12°Vi23′ Tr-Sp
Apr 6 2024 Sat 14°Pi13′ Opp Ura 14°Vi13′ Tr-Na
Apr 8 2024 Sat 14°Pi29′ Opp Plu 14°Vi29′ Tr-Sp
Apr 23 2024 Sat 15°Pi56′ Opp Plu 15°Vi56′ Tr-Na
Sep 9 2024 Sat 15°Pi56′ Opp Plu 15°Vi56′ Tr-Na
Sep 29 2024 Sat 14°Pi28′ Opp Plu 14°Vi28′ Tr-Sp
Oct 2 2024 Sat 14°Pi13′ Opp Ura 14°Vi13′ Tr-Na

Any one of those aspects could mark his removal from his position.

Thank you Bob. From your lips to Gods ears.

Bob,

Interesting to note, the June 1st debt ceiling deadline has Mars at 6 Leo opposite Kevin McCarthy’s natal Sun (6 Aquarius) in square to the 2021 US Inaugural charts natal Mars/Uranus conj. (6 Taurus). Tr. Mars in turn will form a quincunx to tr. Saturn (6 Pisces). Some adjustments will have to be made at the last moment. Tr. Uranus at 20 Taurus in opposition to McCarthy’s natal Neptune (19 Scorpio) suggests that. This game of chicken even if the debt ceiling is resolved could have long term serious consequences……..

MMA WEEKLY COLUMN
FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING MAY 22, 2023

REVIEW AND PREVIEW

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Friday that stresses in the banking sector could mean that interest rates won’t have to be as high to control inflation. – Jeff Cox, Fed Chair Powell Says Rates May Not Have to Rise as Much as Expected to Curb Inflation, “ http://www.cnbc.com, May 19, 2023.
The bigger they are, the harder they fall. Old saying from either boxing lore and/or the Bible.
Is there any adage more appropriate that describes the current T-square of Jupiter (the “biggest”) to Pluto (the “fall” or “collapse”) and Mars (the “trigger” or “the punch”)? In politics, it could mean exactly what it says. In terms of markets, it could also mean, “The higher they go, the harder they fall.”

Since we are talking about financial markets here, we note several global stock indices have blasted off to new multi-month and even multi-year highs last week, which certainly fits the Mars/Jupiter square from early Leo to early Taurus. Will they now fall as hard as they have rallied since their breakouts that began around the time of the Sun/Uranus conjunction on May 9 (Uranus pertains to breaking out above long-term resistance or below long-term support)?

Most notable is probably the breakout in the Japanese Nikkei stock index, which soared to 30,924 last week, its highest level since 1990, and a “breakout” above the double tops at 30,714 and 30,795 in February and September 2021 under the Saturn/Uranus waning square. But maybe it was the German DAX, which actually did rally to a new all-time on Friday, reaching 16,331, slightly above its prior all-time high of 16,290 achieved on November 18, 2021, under the same Saturn/Uranus waning square.

In the Americas, it was a tale of two markets. The NASDAQ soared to a new yearly high, and the S&P to its highest mark in 9 months. However, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was closer to its 7-week low early last week before recovering somewhat into Friday, but again down on the day and well off its cycle high of May 1 when the Trickster was near its retrograde midpoint.
Nearly all of the world’s stock indices rallied nicely into the end of last week, except the Hang Seng in
Hong Kong, which instead did indeed fall to its lowest mark in eight weeks on Friday.

There were other notable activities in financial markets last week under this developing fixed T-square of Mars/Jupiter/Uranus, May 16-23. Gold, for instance, dropped to a 7-week low of 1954.40 on Thursday, May 18, as Jupiter squared Pluto. Silver fell to 23.48 on the same day, well off its yearly high of 26.43 on May 5. By the next day (Friday), each was undergoing a smart rally. Crude Oil was also up nicely last week to a high of 73.58. As recently as May 4, it was making a new yearly low at 63.64. This is an important market right now because Jupiter is involved, making a square to both Mars and Pluto May 18-23. Bitcoin, on the other hand, had an inside week to the prior week’s range. Still, it is holding above 25,000 in this reversal zone, which is a positive for bulls (so far).

Going back to our original quote that opened this week’s column: The higher they (markets) go, the
harder they fall. There are other pearls of wisdom, too, such as, once resistance breaks, it becomes
support. Thus, we have parameters as to whether this will be a big reversal zone in which lofty markets will suddenly collapse or a continued upside breakout.

The breakouts today are marked by the Sun/Uranus conjunction of May 9. Usually, when a market breaks out under that aspect, it will continue higher for up to 14 trading days afterwards before a serious pullback. That time band extends out to May 26. In other words, if this is a case of “the higher they go, the harder they will fall,” the reversal would most likely occur any time before May 29 (May 26 is a Friday). Another market maxim is that market behaviors are governed by fear and greed (Saturn
and Jupiter). Jupiter is running the tables right now. The Sun will square Saturn on May 29. But I have always questioned that maxim, for I think greed is also a characteristic of fear.

SHORT-TERM GEOCOSMICS AND LONGER-TERM THOUGHTS

White House and House Republican negotiators trying to resolve an impasse over raising the debt
ceiling broke off talks, tempering hopes of quickly reaching a deal ahead of a government default as
soon as next month. Negotiators said the breakdown in talks centered around how deeply to cut the government budget, with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) saying Friday that spending levels were a major sticking point as Republicans pressed for deeper reductions than Democrats appeared poised to accept. – Siobhan Hughes, David Harrison, and Natalie Andrews, ‘We’re at a Very Bad Moment’: Negotiators Pause Debt-Ceiling Talks,” Wall Street Journal Online, May 19, 2023. Astrology (and the astrologer) is a choice-giver, not the choice-maker. – Dennis Harness, Psychologist and Astrologer, Sedona, Arizona.

The markets did not collapse under the Mars-Jupiter-Pluto fixed T-square that is now underway (May 16-23). In fact, several global stock indices soared higher as news of a possible breakthrough in the debt ceiling negotiations was cited last week (before Friday’s statement to the contrary after the market close). However, as mentioned last week, there is not likely to be an agreement while this aspect is underway. After all, fixed T-squares are not indicators of compromise and agreement. On the contrary, they usually indicate stubbornness and reluctance to budge much at all. Parties tend to remain firm in their positions. It is as if “being right” is more important than doing what is best for most people concerned (Aquarius). With Mars about to enter Leo, square to Jupiter, there is also a more than usual amount of egoism and machoism involved. “Being right” is sometimes mistaken for “being tough, being strong.” In many cases, it is just being immature, primal, and even greedy (which, as mentioned before, is a mask for being fearful – fearful of being seen as weak).

In any event, these psychological dramas at the highest political levels are being acted out as a critical deadline fast approaches that can lead to negative consequences in spite of Jupiter’s usually positive nature. It can still lead to panic, especially as we are right in the midst of this May 16-23 cosmic crunch time, otherwise known as the 3-star critical reversal period. Everyone wants a resolution to this debt ceiling impasse (well, maybe not everyone). And I think it can still happen by the Jupiter/Saturn sextile (June 19). And when it does, markets will explode even further to the upside. But that doesn’t mean
there will not be a sudden plunge first as the two sides continue to fight with their feet in cement.

For equity indices, this is still a case of the higher they go, the harder they fall. And with Mars involved, the plunge can be steep and quick, even at a record level. At the same time, this matter points out one astrological truism: market behavior is not directly related to geocosmic factors. Geocosmic factors accurately describe the psychological climate unfolding, and by deduction (as well as historical rates of frequency), we project that psychological climate onto human activity and make an educated guess about how it will impact financial markets. Often we are correct. But there are other times when we have to realize that choice has the ultimate effect on the
outcome. And the debt ceiling limit is still a matter of choice, and thus equity markets are rising
because investors think government leaders will work this out.

As long as investors think it will be resolved, and as often as political leaders give soundbites that
progress is being made, stock markets will rally. But if the debt ceiling limit isn’t resolved before a
default hits, then it’s “the higher they go, the harder they fall.” This also applies to political leaders too, as in, “The bigger they are, the harder they fall.” The Republicans seem to know this. A default is not going to hurt them as much as it will hurt the “big guy.” The “big guy” needs to be careful about misjudging this situation, as if it is purely a matter requiring him to be strong, tough, and unbending. What is required is to find common ground and compromise. Yes, his supporters will say he is right. But the opposition and the independents will say otherwise once it begins to endanger their sense of security.

Sharon K,
I just reread your April 29th, 2023 12:38 pm posting.

“Well, just because you have strong jupiter aspects, it doesn’t mean you win the top prize. I once had Jupiter t. my sun ON my birthday and I did not win the lottery even though I was convinced that I would – lol.”

Hilarious! Laughing WITh you, not at you. Haven’t we ALL done something like that at one time or another? Laughing at myself as well.

Examining Kevin McCarthy’s chart a little more closely, it’s intriguing to see that he has a Uranus/Pluto conj at 14/15 Virgo in opposition to natal Chiron at 15 Pisces. All of this at harsh semisquare and sesquisquare angles to tr. Pluto (0 Aquarius). Pres. Biden has his Moon at 0 Taurus, so the President is also inextricably entangled in this quagmire.

June 5th, 2023

Venus at 0 Leo in opposition to Pluto and semi-square Sun (15 Gemini). Sun will be in sesquisquare to Pluto. McCarthy’s natal chart will be lighting up like a Christmas tree. Is this an indication that McCarthy will be dethroned? Or worse still, will the US economy to into freefall due to a stalemate?

Finger-Pointing Won’t Save Anyone if Default Leads to Economic Collapse

While each party tries to blame the other for the crisis, some acknowledge that they would both share responsibility for a default.

New York Times
May 19, 2023

Is it the Biden default? Or the Republican Default on America?

Even as negotiators push forward with halting talks to resolve the federal debt-ceiling standoff, members of both parties are positioning themselves to try to dodge the blame for the economic fallout if things go south. Democrats lambaste Republicans for taking the debt ceiling hostage to appease “extreme MAGA” conservatives bent on shrinking government spending. Republicans hit Democrats for waiting too long to open talks and not taking G.O.P. demands seriously.

But deep down — and in some cases not so deep — officials in both parties know they are all going to pay if they don’t get a deal, the government defaults and Americans lose money and jobs and confidence about their financial well-being and future.

“I would hate to be the politician trying to explain to people when the economy is in the toilet that it’s not my fault, it’s their fault,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina. “Yeah, that ain’t going to work. They will flush us all.”

Polls have suggested Mr. Graham’s view is correct. A Washington Post-ABC News Poll released earlier this month shows that the public is divided about who will bear the blame, with a significant chunk of independents saying the two sides should share it equally.

And some on Capitol Hill say the political backlash will be well deserved if Congress and the White House manage to mangle the situation so badly that public officials careen into a completely avoidable crisis and send both the economy and the retirement accounts of millions of Americans reeling.

Understand the U.S. Debt Ceiling

What is the debt ceiling? The debt ceiling, also called the debt limit, is a cap on the total amount of money that the federal government is authorized to borrow via U.S. Treasury securities, such as bills and savings bonds, to fulfill its financial obligations. Because the United States runs budget deficits, it must borrow huge sums of money to pay its bills.

The limit has been hit. What now? America hit its technical debt limit on Jan. 19. The Treasury Department will now begin using “extraordinary measures” to continue paying the government’s obligations. These measures are essentially fiscal accounting tools that curb certain government investments so that the bills continue to be paid. Those options could be exhausted by June.

What is at stake? Once the government exhausts its extraordinary measures and runs out of cash, it would be unable to issue new debt and pay its bills. The government could wind up defaulting on its debt if it is unable to make required payments to its bondholders. Such a scenario would be economically devastating and could plunge the globe into a financial crisis.

Can the government do anything to forestall disaster? There is no official playbook for what Washington can do. But options do exist. The Treasury could try to prioritize payments, such as paying bondholders first. If the United States does default on its debt, which would rattle the markets, the Federal Reserve could theoretically step in to buy some of those Treasury bonds.

Why is there a limit on U.S. borrowing? According to the Constitution, Congress must authorize borrowing. The debt limit was instituted in the early 20th century so that the Treasury would not need to ask for permission each time it had to issue debt to pay bills.

“I can’t comprehend that anyone who had the ability to prevent this much damage to our country, our economy and our world standing would allow that to happen,” said Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, who had been among those pressing his party to engage in negotiations earlier. “It would be absolutely reprehensible. Everyone should get hammered.”

But those likely reverberations haven’t yet motivated negotiators to come to an agreement and clear the way for an economic sigh of relief. Representative Garret Graves of Louisiana, the point man for House Republicans in the talks, abruptly exited a Friday negotiating session with administration representatives in the Capitol, accusing them of being “unreasonable,” and the talks were temporarily suspended. Suddenly, the path to a quick agreement that Speaker Kevin McCarthy had seen on Thursday was newly cluttered with obstacles. By the evening, talks had resumed.

Such ups and downs in budget negotiations are fairly standard and can be performative as well as substantive. Both sides need to flex to show their respective forces that they are hanging tough and pushing for all they can get. But there are real differences in the positions of Democrats and Republicans on a host of issues on the bargaining table. A positive outcome is no certainty, despite regular high-level assurances that the United States cannot and will not default in the coming days.

Still, should that occur, lawmakers and administration officials would like you to know that they didn’t do it.

“Here we are on the brink of a Biden default,” Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Republican of West Virginia, declared this week both in person and via news release, sounding a refrain becoming increasingly popular with Republicans — that this was all Mr. Biden’s doing because he refused to engage with them earlier and allow enough time to work out an agreement.

Not so, counter the Democrats. “We find ourselves in the midst of a G.O.P.-manufactured default crisis because House Republicans have chosen to try and hold our economy, our small businesses, everyday Americans hostage to unreasonable ransom demands,” Representative Hakeem Jeffries, Democrat of New York and the minority leader, said.

Republicans have a retort. They argue that since they squeezed legislation through the House last month that would raise the debt limit and enact spending cuts, they have bragging rights as well as immunity from any criticism because they are the only ones who have acted thus far — though it was widely known the bill could never pass the Democratic-majority Senate.

“I don’t know how we own it if we raised the debt limit,” Mr. McCarthy said at the White House when asked if he was ready to face the consequences for a default. His colleagues share his view.

While astrogical aspects can provide a timeline for when they will play out they cannot provide their magnitude. Will a Jupiter conjunct a natal Sun mark a lottery win or just a feel good day (“I’m as corny as Kansas in August, high as a flag on the Fourth of July…) https://www.facebook.com/SouthPacificMusical/videos/a-wonderful-guy-from-south-pacific-1958/1054890221290107/or a Saturn aspect a down in the dumps day a broken leg?

Tiny URL: https://tinyurl.com/2jhp3du7

At this point you dance and sing like there is no one watching or listening.

Bob, what about MT(G)’s aspects?

…and how about the debt ceiling’s aspects? Is it ready to die? Or at least retire?

A possible subdued Jupiter aspect (but just as wonderful) may mark “Some Enchanted Evening”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGyfw3yiMT4&t=14s

It’s a new season. Out with the tRump show; time for South Pacific and the like that can make you feel younger than springtime.

I cannot find a recorded birth time for MTG.

I think president Biden will handle the debt ceiling situation in the country’s favor.

Darn, Bob. I think so too about Biden.

And as we all know, you’ve got to be carefully taught…

Bob —Thank you for the research on Kevin McCarthy’s upcoming aspects. We can only hope that there is karma for this nasty group of monsters. Probably won’t find a birth time for MTG since she wasn’t born, but sprung from the depths of hell.

Frank — Thank you for the link to Patricia Colins. I never heard of her, and I really enjoyed her presentation style and comments.

I learned the hard way about Saturn in Pisces followed by a full moon eclipse in Scorpio. On April 12 South Florida saw flooding like never before, talk about FOCUSED and DEEP waters. Evidently we got 1/3 of our annual rainfall in a couple of hours. My car was flooded, so considered totaled. I am on the third floor of a 4-story building (so my apartment was fine), but all of the ground floor apartments were flooded, and now gutted, and 90% of the cars at the building were flooded and considered totaled. My sister’s house one mile from me and most of the houses on her street (in Hollywood) were severely flood damaged and had to be gutted. The rains were tremendous. With Saturn in Pisces I continue to be nervous about “organized” hurricanes this season.

Here I am in DeSantisstan where all of our rights have disappeared, he is destroying our economy, our educational system, and everything else. Hard to believe what is happening in this country, and the fascists are popping up everywhere.

I really appreciate this site which provides adult conversation for me and thought-provoking comments. My moon is 27 Cancer, so Pluto will Retrograde back there in October one last time, and my gut is that it may have something to do with my mother. My parents have been living with me for almost 3 years, and my mother is out of control, very mean and abusive. There is no real conversation because of their dementia, which I could handle if it were less abusive to me.

Will hopefully get through this, but also mentionable because the U.S. Sun at 27 Cancer will be opposed by this last pass of Pluto over that degree, and I think October will have changes for our country on many levels, our Pluto Return, with human rights at stake.

Clicked “submit” too soon, my head is just wobbly these days.

In October 2023 transiting Pluto will oppose my natal Moon, 27 Cancer.
In October, the United States will have the final pass for our Pluto Return. (Transiting Pluto already opposed the U.S. Sun at 13 degrees Cancer, when tRump was gearing up to run for pres).

Events will be interesting to say the least.

Arbo, this eclipse in next years March may do a job on MTG or set her up for a later chart. Perhaps on election night – see her progressed Mercury to her Saturn to Pluto square and the March eclipse. The positions will be the same to each other no matter where she will be.

https://i.imgur.com/MpfU0DW.gif

Noon chart used for the birth chart, barely affects the positions of it’s Saturn and Pluto.

I don’t know if anyone is aware of this or not, but the Federal Reserve’s natal Mercury-Saturn opposition at 13 Gemini-Sagittarius is about to be hit by the June 4, 2023 Full Moon (13 Sagittarius). This in addition to what was mentioned in my earlier post on the June 5th aspects – Venus at 0 Leo in opposition to Pluto and semi-square Sun (15 Gemini). Sun will be in sesquisquare to Pluto.

The 13 Gemini-Sagittarius axis is also the degree of the US Sibly charts Ascendant-Descendant axis. Much has been written about the 9/11/2001 terror attacks with Saturn and Pluto straddling those very same degrees.

Is it possible Marjorie Taylor Greene and her radical compatriots of the far right will force the default issue to the very edge if not over the cliff?

NEWSFLASH May 19, 2023 U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told bank CEOs on Thursday that more mergers may be necessary after a series of bank failures.

Now that Janet Yellen has put out the warning, brace yourself for more turbulence in the markets…..

Now That All Banks Are ‘Too Big To Fail,’ Disaster Awaits

March 20, 2023
New York Post

The biggest lesson from the financial sector in recent days? The alleged “fixes” put in place after the 2008 meltdown didn’t do squat — and the feds are now poised to bail out everyone.

Continued……

https://nypost.com/2023/03/20/silicon-valley-bank-rescue-all-banks-now-too-big-to-fail/

If you haven’t seen it, there’s an excellent film covering the events of 2008. A must watch. I can post the entire film here on this forum if anyone is interested. Here’s the trailer…….

Too Big To Fail

Video: 1 min 11 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIOLWBD_g1o

Bob, I guess that’s what’s called “fate.”

Hi All,

Have to share this bizarre dream; I feel this sharp, painful sensation on my back – like someone is pounding their fists on my back with all of their might. I turn around and there is Vladimer Putin glaring at me with my blood dripping from his teeth. I hauled off to knock the Kremlin out of him and woke up gripping my knuckles in pain; I had hit the wall behind my bed so hard that I left an impression in the wall. Evidently it was effective as Putin went “poof.” He’s really gross up close.

Trump criminal trial in NYC set for March 25, 2024. 24 is going to be quite a year.

https://www.reuters.com/legal/trump-be-personally-ordered-not-disclose-evidence-hush-money-case-2023-05-23/

I’m in OMG land.

Below is the link to a CNN story which I find quite pregnant. It’s a big one in the sense of connecting some disparate dots. I cautiously suggest the significance of the events described may be quite a portent of things to come, possibly Russian civil war? Most have not grasped its potential significance.

This is the first instance in which armed Russian nationals, publicly self identifying as rebels, as an internal Russian resistance group have begun a continuing attack within Russia. In the past there have been a few terrorist incidents but who committed them has remained ambiguous.

Sunday night two groups of anti-Putin Russian nationals, the Freedom for Russia Legion and Russian Volunteer Corps, launched an ongoing attack on the Belgorod region within Russia. (I referenced the strategic importance of Belgorod as a rail and supply center in my May 11th, 2023 8:00 pm posting.)

The two groups say they want to “liberate our motherland from the tyranny of Putin,” and “Russia will be free.” “The Freedom for Russia Legion said its goal was the “complete liberation of Russia” in a post on Telegram on Tuesday.” In the text of the story it is revealed these two groups are using an alternative blue and white flag to symbolize “free Russia.”

Needless to say, Russian media is in shock. Will this internal militarized Russian resistance movement last? Grow larger? Who knows? According to the rebels, “Russia has no reserves to respond to military crises. All military personnel are dead, wounded or in Ukraine.”

Although they are Russian citizens, the rebels take refuge in eastern Ukraine, but… (and the article does not mention this) there have been some “curious” incidents all over Russia and an inordinate number of arson created fires in strategic locations throughout the country. It is known one of those fires was started (I seem to recall it was at a munitions plant?) by a cleaning lady who lost her son in Ukraine. She disappeared soon after, believed to have left Russia, whereabouts unknown. (That was from another source.)

For the full story on the rebels attack on Belgorod with text and videos at CNN:

Anti-Putin Russians say they launched a cross-border attack from Ukraine. Here’s what we know

https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/23/europe/belgorod-attacks-russia-ukraine-explainer-intl/index.html

Another version of the story, this one identifying the two Russian nationalist groups as “far right.”

Financial Times
Militias used US armoured vehicles in attack over Russian border
https://www.ft.com/content/0b57c31b-814d-4554-91d8-d49b066cea69

My charts for president Biden indicate May 25 and June 1 as Jupiter influenced days for him.

If McCarthy is in denial about the debt future now I do not think he will see it after May 25 or June 1.

That should read “I do not think he will be”.

Having a difficult time maintainlng focus because of my eyes.

Are any of you aware of Noelle Dunphy’s claims against Rudy Guilliani? If only half is true, totally shocking and very gross. I imagine Jack Smith will be very interested in speaking with her
Ellie from Dreams Down under reviews the court filing: part 1 of 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpgK19kKfu8

kiwi,

Yes, it appears that there is quite a bit of “there” there.

This is an interesting piece.

https://rollcall.com/2021/09/20/debt-limit-options-narrowing-14th-amendment-chatter-returns/

Debt limit options narrowing, 14th Amendment chatter returns
With Republicans taking a hard line, there’s no clear path to avoiding a default on U.S. obligations
President Joe Biden exits the West Wing of the White House before boarding Marine One on July 7. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call file photo)
President Joe Biden exits the West Wing of the White House before boarding Marine One on July 7. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call file photo)

By Paul M. Krawzak
Posted September 20, 2021 at 11:07am
Call it the “in case of emergency, break glass” option: The president invokes the Civil War-era 14th Amendment to the Constitution to ignore the statutory debt limit and continue to borrow if lawmakers can’t agree to give the Treasury Department more borrowing room.

With lawmakers and the White House careening toward the diciest debt limit confrontation since the Obama administration-GOP battles of 2011 and 2013, the possibility is real that the U.S. government might not be able to meet its commitments in full and on time. That day could come sometime next month, Treasury says, so the sooner the debt ceiling is lifted the better in order to calm financial markets.

“There is a big difference between avoiding default by months or minutes,” Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen wrote in The Wall Street Journal on Sunday, citing the 2011 debate that went down to the wire and led Standard & Poor’s to downgrade U.S. credit.

But with Republicans taking a hard line and 60 votes likely needed to advance a debt limit measure in the evenly divided Senate, there’s no clear path to avoiding what Yellen calls a “default” on U.S. obligations.

No one, least of all the White House, is talking publicly about the possibility that President Joe Biden might consider, for the first time in U.S. history, ordering Treasury to defy the $28.4 trillion debt ceiling and continue to borrow.

But Biden was there as vice president during the Obama-era fights with intransigent Republicans, and his entire agenda could be at risk if there’s another extended stalemate over the full faith and credit of the United States.

Separation of powers
Setting borrowing limits has always been a power reserved for Congress, to which the Constitution grants sole authority to raise revenue, spend taxpayer dollars, “pay the debts” and “borrow money on the credit of the United States.”

But some scholars argue if Congress does not raise the debt limit, the president can justify continuing to borrow money by citing the “Public Debt Clause” of the 14th Amendment, which was ratified in 1868, three years after the Civil War ended.

The 14th Amendment granted citizenship to most individuals born or naturalized in the U.S., including Black people, though the status of Native Americans wasn’t clarified until 1924. The 14th Amendment also barred anyone who engaged in rebellion or treason from serving as a state or federal official.

And in Section 4, the 14th Amendment says the “validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.” The section prohibited the federal government or states from paying any debt or obligation incurred to aid the insurrection “or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave.”

Scholars say the public debt section was included in part based on fears that a future Congress dominated by formerly Confederate states would repudiate federal debt or guarantee Confederate debt.

But when the question was percolating during the Obama administration, several scholars argued the amendment allows the president to continue borrowing after the debt limit expires.

Former President Bill Clinton said in 2011 that during his 1995-96 budget standoff with Republicans, his staff researched the constitutional implications and that he would use the 14th Amendment “without hesitation, and force the courts to stop me.”

However, at that time President Barack Obama said he had talked with his lawyers and they were “not persuaded that that is a winning argument.”

On July 8, 2011, with less than a month to go before potentially running out of funds, Treasury general counsel George Madison wrote that Secretary Timothy F. Geithner “has never argued that the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution allows the President to disregard the statutory debt limit… the Constitution explicitly places the borrowing authority with Congress, not the President.”

The 2011 debt limit fight led Obama, a Democratic-controlled Senate and a Republican-controlled House, then led by Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, to reach a deal to raise the debt limit in exchange for a series of discretionary spending caps that expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

But that measure didn’t clear Congress until Aug. 2, the day Treasury was expected to run out of borrowing authority, and resulted in such steep spending cuts that Democrats pledged never to negotiate over the debt ceiling again.

Obama touched on the 14th Amendment again during a fight over the debt limit in 2013. He said that even if it were constitutional, it would be “tied up in litigation for a long time” and “that’s going to make people nervous.”

Obama’s press secretary, Jay Carney, told reporters on Sept. 30, 2013, weeks before that year’s mid-October deadline, that the “president can’t raise it by himself.”

“This administration does not believe that the 14th Amendment gives the power to ignore the debt ceiling,” Carney said, adding that such a move wouldn’t be seen as “a credible alternative” and “would not be taken seriously by the global economy and markets.”

After a two-week partial government shutdown, lawmakers cleared legislation on Oct. 16, 2013, to end the shutdown and suspend the debt ceiling — with no further conditions. It was the night before Treasury told lawmakers it would run out of cash and borrowing room.

But Neil H. Buchanan, a University of Florida law professor, made the case for invoking the 14th Amendment back then and reprised it this summer. In a July 27 article in Verdict, an online legal newsletter, he urged Biden to declare the Treasury will continue to borrow and pay bills even without the debt limit being raised.

“If that time comes, he must instruct the Treasury Department to pay all the bills in full, using exactly as much borrowed money as Congress’s duly enacted laws require,” he wrote.

Undermining confidence
Under the 14th Amendment, Buchanan said in an interview, the government “can’t do anything that undermines confidence in the validity of the public debt,” such as missing required payments.

Buchanan said if the president can’t borrow, he must cut spending, a violation of his constitutional duty to spend congressional appropriations. The president can’t raise taxes unilaterally to continue paying those bills either. Continuing to borrow is “the least damaging choice,” he said.

One prominent critic of Buchanan’s arguments, Harvard legal scholar Laurence Tribe, appears to have come around.

In 2011, Tribe argued that the amendment did not give the president authority to ignore the debt limit. But in a July 25 tweet, Tribe wrote the amendment “prohibits any default on Treasury’s obligations” and that “if Congress fails to raise the debt limit, Executive action to avoid default arguably violates Congress’s exclusive power of the purse but is the lesser of two constitutional evils.”

Other academics contend there’s no basis for using the 14th Amendment to ignore the debt limit. “The 14th Amendment doesn’t authorize the taking of debt,” according to Ilya Shapiro, vice president and director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute. “That’s the bottom line.”

Shapiro said the president can’t ignore the debt limit any more than he can “increase taxes or cut spending unilaterally.”

“There’s an academic dispute,” Shapiro said. “But the thing is, we’re in no danger of not serving the debt.” Shapiro said the Treasury would collect enough in revenue to continue paying bond holders if borrowing were halted. The government would have to temporarily halt some federal programs or reduce federal payments.

Republican lawmakers in the past argued the Treasury could prioritize debt payments while postponing other spending if the debt limit were not raised. Transcripts of meetings between Treasury and Federal Reserve officials during the 2011 and 2013 standoffs show debt prioritization was indeed under consideration.

But according to a Goldman Sachs estimate, some 40 percent of other federal payments would be at risk, ranging from Social Security benefits to military salaries.

Biden’s shown a willingness to push the legal envelope in his first year, including his extension of a federal eviction moratorium and reversal of the Trump administration’s policy forcing asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while their applications are processed. The Supreme Court blocked both moves.

But if Biden cited the 14th Amendment to continue borrowing, it’s unclear what recourse opponents would have in court, or how long such litigation would take to resolve.

“The standing issue is a hard one,” Shapiro said. “Who is hurt by unauthorized borrowing? Would it be Congress as an institution?”

Buchanan suspects Republicans might have standing to challenge the action even though they are a minority in both chambers. Yet Buchanan also says it’s possible the Supreme Court “might just decide that this is one of those political questions that Congress and the president have to work out” without a ruling.

Will,
What a wild and scary dream! I hope your hand is well.

Kiwi,
Yes, I’ve followed the story. You are absolutely right. If half the allegations are true, Mr. Giuliani will be facing spending the rest of his natural life in prison.

There’s so much there in her allegations! And the sale of pardons, two million $$ to be split between Rudy and the Donald for each pardon? Holy Moly!! Yep! Jack Smith should find that part pretty darn interesting.

As for the sex part. What an idiot!!??!! Rudy’s behavior makes no sense. He’s a wealthy, divorced man. As actual love seems to play no role with his libido, rather than harassing Ms. Dunphy he could have hired a high-class mistress/business manager whom he might have maintained with an apartment and retainer.

Former NY governor and VP, Nelson Rockefeller hired an attractive young radio news writer/reporter with a MA in Art History, Megan Marshack, (whom he had known for a long time) to manage his extensive art collection. But the story is she was also contracted by mutual agreement to fulfill other more intimate duties. Their relationship was perceived as always respectful. Unfortunately, Mr. R. evidently died of a heart attack naked in bed with Ms. Marshack in the condominium he bought for her. In a failed attempt to avoid scandal Ms. Marshack and her friend, Ponchitta Pierce had to re-dress his dead body before they called the ambulance service. New York magazine wrote that “Nelson thought he was coming, but he was going.”

But in Rudy’s case, he had to act creepily. How stupid?!? He should not have had to act like an awkward, rude, aggressive 12-year-old! Sexually harassing the lady was ungentlemanly, asinine and as a lawyer he should have known better. Alcohol? I don’t know.

Both Trump and Giuliani IMO are enormously sexist, racist, classist abusers who belong in jail, and as a US citizen I am embarrassed they are free. Maybe they’ll end up as cellmates so they can abuse one another. In olden times they would have been hanged.

BTW, I love Ellie from down under.

Apparently the Financial Times report the two Russian resistance groups are far right Nazis is false.

Below is a good, worthwhile, informative, and IMO uplifting video wherein I find a measure of hope.

Russia’s Civil War Has Started 28:50
Jake Broe is IMO an astute military/political analyst. Will there be a repeat of the events of 1917?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGnx2w7pszM

On another subject:
I am a veteran of the 60’s-70’s civil rights movement and I have the physical scars and injuries to prove it. I was also involved in my youth (and subsequently) with environmental justice and as a longtime devout gender egalitarian, with feminism.

I am sick at heart, sometimes feeling overwhelmed with the escalation, re-ascension and increasing normalization of racism, anti-semitism, sexism, and classism we’ve been seeing for a few years, now more and more often expressed violently.

I am angry with the erosion of women’s rights and racist voter suppression. I am saddened by the ignorant, misinformed theological and ideological regressivism, the backlash by those who would rob our Gay and Lesbian brothers and sisters of their rights to live as fully as anyone else. I am frustrated and morally exasperated there are those among us who would undo the social and moral progress so many of us worked so hard to make real.

I have no magic wand that will accomplish a metanoia, will transform the hearts and minds of our fellow creatures. I do think a great deal, I contemplate, I ask myself what I might do to persuade or lead hearts that hate into a better mindset, but have discovered no definitive answers.

I know there a number here who participate on this blog who feel similarly to myself. I wonder how you all are feeling, reacting, coping with all these regressions. We all have our busy lives, our various responsibilities. I wonder how well or how badly you are coping with these strange stresses, how you might see these social and cultural regressions astrologically, and what strategies you employ against them.

I speculate perhaps many fascists and nazis who died in WWII have been reborn in the countries they fought against and now again promote their vile ideology. We are drawn to that which we most intensely desire, hate or love.

Many interpret all this as the inevitable effect of Pluto in its last stages of Capricorn, as the last gasp of a paradigm that no longer serves us. But that might be thinking monocausally.

Just a bit of ranting and wondering outloud. But I am curious as to your collective take on these things.

will, I think the public would be fairly rattled by the bills not being paid. Social Security, Medicare, Medical and military payments keep the country rolling more than the stock market does. The stock market is a piggy bank for the wealthy. Those other payments mean nothing to them.

One big thing to consider: if Biden violates the 14th Amendment – which demands he pay the bills – Congress will impeach him. It’s better for them than all the nonsense from MT(G) and the wrestling coach. My sense is that they think they have him by the short hairs because of this controversy. I’m not so sure.

Eliseo, Rudy’s not acting. He IS a creep and a stupid one at that. It’s not sex, it’s power. Every day he got her to perform at his will. I don’t understand why she didn’t quit sooner than she did. But we all have our hang ups. And power corrupts most of what it touches.

And will, I don’t think the Market is going to put up with Marge and her boys for much longer.

Eliseo,

Thank you for your concern – my hand is fine and the upshot is that I really pounded the crap out of him; it was my pleasure. I’m not a violent person by nature but he is deeply embedded in my noodle a the most menacing archetype on the planet at present. I had a similar dream a few months ago. I need for him to go away. The Aries in me cannot tolerate a fiend like him. The vast suffering and destruction that this one man is causing world-wide is incomprehensible. I can honestly say if I had the shot, I would blow him away and reincarnate his ass. He needs to be put down as a rabid dog. It would probably save his soul acquiring insurmountable karmic debt. Disappear that wad of filth, yesterday already.

arbo,

“Social Security, Medicare, Medical and military payments keep the country rolling more than the stock market does.”

That is a profound insight! You’re right! Those funds go right back into our economy. The same with government jobs. The same with the sales tax that immigrants pay on everything they buy here food, medicine, clothing.

I share your belief;

“I don’t think the Market is going to put up with Marge and her boys for much longer.”

The handful of cretins presently in Congress is like a horrible dream. To think that we are paying these pus-heads the following salaries (with all of the benefits not included)

Compensation
The compensation for most Senators, Representatives, Delegates, and the Resident Commissioner
from Puerto Rico is $174,000.
The only exceptions include the Speaker of the House (salary of $223,500) and the President pro
tempore of the Senate and the majority and minority leaders in the House and Senate (salary of
$193,400).

More,

https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/RL/RL30064#:~:text=The%20compensation%20for%20most%20Senators,from%20Puerto%20Rico%20is%20%24174%2C000.&text=The%20House%2Dreported%20(H.R.,continue%20the%20freeze%20in%202023.

About compensation, will. So many of them don’t need a paycheck because they have so many monied supporters.

I want my money back. Marge and the Boob can afford to return their paychecks.

Thanks, will, for sharing the info about congressional salaries, because that’s where they should start, if and when they’re going to have to choose what bills to pay and not pay. Don’t pay them or their staff, and see how fast they come to the table.

Bravo, Gina 🙂

& Will, Eliseo, Arbo

Bob & kiwi, Jerry, silcominc & Marija. Surrounding you all in white light & healing, especially Marija & slightkc.

Thank you Sharon. It is nice to hear from you. How are you? I hope things are going well for you and yours. Have sent good vibrations for you all.

On May 23rd
Updates on current issues
Linda G the Comanche Psychic

In the 11:20 segment of her post
she said the debt ceiling will
be paid before this weekend …
on Friday (the 26th).

I think that should read an agreement regarding the debt ceiling will be reached.

Possible breakthrough concerning the budget late afternoon or early evening on the 25th, final compromise on the 6th.

Thank you, Bob.

Date for possible final deal is on the 26th not the 6th.

Considering that Stewart Rhodes was sentenced to 18 years in prison AND he and his co-conspirators have consistently used the defense they did it because Trump told them to, I’m wondering what sort of sentence Mr. Trump might get when he is found guilty of his several crimes. This especially includes instigation of the Jan. 6th coup attempt and violating the espionage act by keeping (and possibly selling or sharing) the classified documents.

So the attack dogs have been caged until after the election, anyway. This is why I voted for Biden. He knows that if they can’t kill your cow they’ll settle for a few chickens.

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta to Stewart Rhodes:

“For decades, Mr. Rhodes, it is clear you have wanted the democracy of this country to devolve into violence.” “I dare say, Mr. Rhodes, and I’ve never said this about anyone who I’ve sentenced: You, sir, present an ongoing threat and peril to this country, to the republic and the very fabric of our democracy.”

Trouble is Mr Rhodes probably takes that as a compliment.

https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/25/opinions/desantis-announcement-trump-2024-gop-nomination-warren-eisen/index.html

DeSantis is worse than Trump…very scary.

Bob, thanks for asking how I was, and thank you for the positive vibes. Other than some pesky issues with mobility (several things causing pain in my legs), I am very grateful to be alive and well, productive and clear thinking, and with good people in my life (and my 2 dogs). Of course, I’m including you & the other good souls here participating in this blog.

Namaste

Eliseo,

Regarding your entry May 24th 4:40 am and the problematic social issues we are facing as a nation, you wrote:

“Many interpret all this as the inevitable effect of Pluto in its last stages of Capricorn, as the last gasp of a paradigm that no longer serves us. But that might be thinking monocausally.”

Trump and all that he represents seems to be the focal point of all this darkness, prime example…….. it is speculated Trump is behind the MAGA elements in congress preventing the debt ceiling to be passed, so that Trump can extort his way out of the criminal charges he faces.

I was looking at the ephemeris the other day, wondering when Jack Smith will lower the hammer on Trump and consequently the sh** hits the fan, I noticed the date of July 9th. That is the date that tr. Mars at 29 Leo conjoins Trump’s ascendant in exact quincunx to Pluto (29 Capricorn). Any thoughts on that?

I made a novice’s glaring mistake in not seeing the transits of the Sun and Saturn to the president’s progressed Saturn on the 25th and 26th. He did have transit Jupiter conjoined to his precessed natal Moon but that was not enough to overcome the dual transits.

And I made the mistake of applying his one positive aspect to a particular area he was dealing with thinking it was of singular importance.

Jerry,
Offhand I would think the Mars on his ascendant would be more important than the Pluto quincux (alone) but together that sounds dangerous. That hints to me of violence either from DJT or directed toward him. Either way, it feels alarming.

Eliseo,

If my understanding serves me correctly, in some special cases, powerful eclipses can remain dormant for years, and then at the right opportune time can be stimulated and then erupt. Such is the case that can be said about “The Great American Eclipse” of August 21, 2017 (28 ’53 Leo). The Solar Eclipse spanned the length and breadth of the American continent and thus its acquired name. As much as we dislike it, our fate as a nation seems to be inextricably entangled with the enigmatic personality of Donald Trump.

The following article explores the Donald Trump factor involved in this eclipse…..

The Great American Eclipse, Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

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

Here’s another one but from a vedic astrological perspective…..

Trump And The Great American Eclipse

“……… All eyes are on President Trump who is very heavily hit by this eclipse. Let us look at some simple astrological calculations as to why both western and Vedic Astrologers are seeing such a remarkable confluence between the eclipse and Donald Trump’s horoscope (Please note the calculations below are for Vedic/Sidereal Astrology which differs by about 24 degrees from Western/tropical astrology).

The solar eclipse is occurring in Leo, which is also Trump’s Ascendant. Ruled by the Sun, Leo symbolizes sovereignty, rulership, regality and celebrities. The undesirable side of Leo is pride, stubbornness, self-aggrandizing and power grab. At the level of a nation, Leo symbolizes the government, leadership, dictatorship, political power and the regime.”

Continued……..

https://www.yogayuktalife.com/stories/2017/8/20/trump-and-the-great-american-eclipse-cf6yd

By: Bob on November 21st, 2022 at 8:17 pm

tRump CB – Natal Relocated Jun 14 1946, 10:54 am, EDT +4:00
Capitol Building Dist of Columbia, 38°N53’24”, 077°W00’34”

“… could one of these Saturn transits opposite tRump’s progressed or natal Sun hold his possible indictment, conviction, and sentencing or a more grievous event for him?”

Jul 12 2023 Sat 06°Pi42? Opp Sun 06°Vi42? Tr-Sp
Feb 7 2024 Sat 07°Pi15? Opp Sun 07°Vi15? Tr-Sp

July 12 anlunar with prog natal
https://i.imgur.com/I5aQc5a.gif

Bob,

Very perceptive. The following is a description from astrolibrary.org

Progressed Sun Opposition Saturn

A very malefic influence. The native will suffer in health, will experience much opposition, and many obstacles will come in his path while it lasts. Disappointments, losses by death, sorrows and trials of all kinds are indicated by this influence, and he cannot act too wisely while it operates, for the mind will tend to despair and will ever look on the dark side of things. Despondency and depression will assail him, and it will require all his care and forethought to keep his head above water while it lasts, for he will have both financial difficulties and many other troubles to endure.

There is an occult significance attached to this aspect; and that is, the combat between the higher and the lower nature, between moral character and selfishness, between generosity and over-carefulness. The best attitude to this adverse opposition will be one of hope and calmness and the inner feeling that “whatever is, is best.” If the lunar aspects coincide therewith, especially, it will be a very trying time. A very critical and memorable period.
_________________________________________

Looking at the ephemeris for that time period. there’s a ten day period of maximum stress in Trump’s chart reaching a peak on July 22nd with tr. Mars conjunct his progressed Sun at 6 Virgo in opposition to tr. Saturn AND tr. Venus stationing retrograde at 28 Leo right on his ascendant and the August 2017 eclipse. Mid July should prove to be very interesting indeed.

Biden, GOP reach a tentative deal to raise debt ceiling, avoid calamitous US default

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xHN2fM9NtU

I may be on! It’s not my computer…. Yes Jerry Mid July WILL be interesting indeed.

Hmmm. The mystery continues as to why I cannot post. I CAN post on a strange computer.

Oops. I am on my own computer and I can post.

For as long at lasts.

Hi sunstars!

Bob, it looks like you were right about Biden
succeeding on the 29th & 30th I think it was!

Wishing everyone a meaningful Memorial Day. As my uncle who landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day & was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge said from his hospital bed in Atlantic City, NJ: “Nobody ever really wins a war” (but thank God we won WWII, I say).

Eliseo and anyone else who knows a bit about the law, I have a question. Are the charges by Georgia AG Fani Willis federal charges and could the defendants be pardoned if a Republican got the presidency? I know the (eventual) charges against Trump by AG Jack Smith and Garland could be pardoned, but I’m not certain of charges by a state AG. I ask because I’m wondering about Trump making a deal with DeSantis to pardon him in exchange for Trump backing DeSantis for the presidency which would consolidate the Republican vote.

Frank, before we fell down the rabbit hole the president couldn’t pardon a state crime. What’s true now, I don’t know.

Hi Sharon. Glad you’re hanging in there.

Bob, I don’t know how you could have been more accurate.

sunstars, welcome back. Now please say something. We all miss your input.

Frank,
The Georgia charges are state law. No US president can pardon someone for a state crime.

No R. candidate or nominee will ever again be president. The R’s will persist for a bit in some states, but will eventually be gone. They are going out of business. Further revelations will further sully their reputation. Also, DEMOGRAPHICS!!!

Thank you Arbo and Eliseo! My husband says I worry too much, lol! Saturn conj Mercury in Scorp conj my ASC…it’s a tough one to temper. Thanks again!

All things considered Frank, no one would blame you.

T. Jupiter is at 3 Taurus conj. the North Node of the Moon. I would say that’s a good time to agree on a debt ceiling deal.

Eliseo,

“No R. candidate or nominee will ever again be president. The R’s will persist for a bit in some states, but will eventually be gone. They are going out of business. Further revelations will further sully their reputation. Also, DEMOGRAPHICS!!!

I share this belief and have for the last several months. We can only hope we called it right.

Sharon,

“T. Jupiter is at 3 Taurus conj. the North Node of the Moon. I would say that’s a good time to agree on a debt ceiling deal.”

Looks auspicious to me too.

Andre, Andre, where art thou?

The astrological timeframe for getting the debt ceiling bill passed and signed before June 5th is very touch and go as I look at available charts. Perhaps June 2nd or 3rd.

Source: CNN Politics

“The timeframe to get the bill passed through both chambers of Congress and signed into law is extremely tight. Lawmakers are racing the clock to avert a catastrophic default ahead of June 5, the day the Treasury Department has said it will no longer be able to pay all of the nation’s obligations in full and on time.”

Eliseo, Will – You know that famous James Carville quote “it’s the economy, stupid”? Well, now the prevailing motivation is “it’s reproductive rights, stupid!” That’s one of the things that will do the Republicans in. All the polls said the populace did not want Roe V Wade reversed but they did it anyway. Between the young vote and people moving away from the stultifying restrictions of religion, the Conservatives miscalculated, even the SC did. Also, as you all said: demographics are shifting, away from Capricorn and into the Aquarius spirit and mindset: diversity, brotherhood and freedom.

Meanwhile, from CNN:

“In a win for McCarthy, the bill cleared a key hurdle Tuesday evening when the powerful House Rules Committee voted 7-6 to advance the debt ceiling bill to the floor. The bill will come to floor Wednesday for debate and a final passage vote before it goes to the Senate.

The Rules Committee vote had been highly anticipated due to the fact that some of the loudest conservative critics of the bill are members of the panel.”

This will actually be a major win for Joe Biden.

Sharon,

To legislate against reproductive rights – the unmitigated gall. An affront on women and it appears women are going to bury the GOP in the next election. Karma baby. Karma.

will, Sharon and everybody, in the years that I’ve been aware of politics – and I remember back to Eisenhower and was indoctrinated by my Republican parents (it didn’t stick) and educated by them about the Great Depression and WWII – I was never as sure about who should be president as I have been about Biden.

It has seemed to me that he came along at exactly the right time, like in an unsubtle movie script. If I didn’t have astrology I’d have to believe in an all powerful god moving the chess pieces. I prefer to believe that whether we’re aware of it or not, we all have a part to play as our personal clocks run down. We all do things that will affect the lives of others. Sometimes for the good.

Whatever, I hope he’s not going to have to be gone for a generation before he’s widely appreciated by Americans.

June 26, 2023/ The Mars-Uranus square (21 ’30 Leo-Taurus)

What makes this aspect so remarkable is that Mars is right on Putin’s Pluto/Moon Lillith/South Node stellium conjunct his midheaven in square to tr. Uranus…….

Putin — Planets, Powers & Problem by R. McNary (Putin’s chart enclosed)

A large share of the world looks at Vladimir Putin as an autocrat, dictator, tyrant, and even a murderer. Many of that number even live in Russia. Over the years, Putin has sided with Bashar al-Assad in quashing dissent in Syria and squelched the Chechens when they sought their own freedom. He invaded and annexed Crimea in 2014.

But, that’s not all. Vladimir Putin hasn’t just tended to “national business” over his years as he changed jobs from president to prime minister and back from 2000 to the present. Putin has also been responsible for poisoning and sometimes killing some of the individual dissenters in the likes of Alexander Litvinenko — Vladimir Kara-Murza — Viktor Yushchenko — Anna Politkovskaya — Sergey Skripal — Petr Verzilov -Alexey Navalny.

Much of Putin’s actions have been well publicized. Even his predations of individuals and their liberties have managed to reach public view through the press. But likely, we in the West know only a portion of his horrific actions.

Still, Vladimir is a many-sided being. Let’s look at a few of those sides. We will draw on clues from his horoscopes and other sources not commonly referenced by the media.

Continued……

https://robertmcnary.medium.com/war-times-fbbe9890258

Russia’s chart calculated for December 25, 1991 5:45 pm Moscow is equally in the crosshairs with natal Pluto at 21 Scorpio forming a t square to the June 26th Mars-Uranus square. Jude Cowell explores the dynamics of the Russian chart here:

https://www.starsoverwashington.com/2017/12/horoscope-russia-flag-raised-december.html

With an imminent Ukraine counter offensive expected within the next week or so, I would not at all be surprised if we are about to witness a military coup and the overthrow of Vladmir Putin coinciding with these dramatic astrological indicators…..

Putin Is Terrified Of Ukraine’s Counteroffensive

Airstrikes on Kyiv were an attempt to undermine morale. Instead, they will have strengthened it

Telegraph
May 28, 2023

Putin is in a panic over the expected Ukrainian counteroffensive, which may already be in its preliminary “battlefield-shaping” stage. He doesn’t know, any more than the rest of us do, when the offensive will be launched, where it will strike or whether it will succeed. What he does know is that if it achieves significant success, his own days might be numbered, with fissures already opening inside the Kremlin and between its most important henchmen.

The Russian army’s thinly stretched troops have been preparing strong defensive positions all along the front line to repel an attack or series of attacks, and planning their own spoiling operations. But, aside from the balance of forces, critically important to Ukraine’s success or failure is morale.

Putin knows it is fragile among his own troops, many of whom don’t know why they are expected to fight a war they don’t even begin to understand. He knows he has to break the morale of Ukrainian soldiers on the battle line and civilians on the home front. That is why he has recently intensified air attacks on cities and towns. They are intended to kill civilians, destroy infrastructure, disrupt the war economy and make life a misery – both for those in the cities and their relatives at the front.

On Saturday night, Russia launched the largest wave of explosive drone strikes since the full-scale invasion began. Fifty-two of the 54 Iranian-supplied Shahed drones were knocked out of the sky. Forty were aimed at Kyiv, the most intensive barrage targeting the city so far, killing one.

The next day, Kyiv, celebrating the 1,541st anniversary of its founding, was straight back to normal. No mass panic, no serious disruption to life. Putin’s attempts to intimidate the Ukrainian people and their leaders simply don’t work. He tried it first in February last year, expecting Kyiv to fall in a matter of days simply with rocket fire and Russian forces heading towards the capital. Like London in the Blitz and later under Hitler’s rain of V1 and V2 rockets, these Russian war crimes have the opposite effect to what is intended, serving only to harden the people’s will to resist.

Ukrainian soldiers at the front know all about the Russian army’s atrocities against local civilians in areas they have occupied, as well as the industrial-scale kidnapping of thousands of children. Determination to keep the Russians from their doors and thrust them back behind their own border makes these troops fight even harder. One of the most common requests of the West that I have heard in Ukraine, from commanders and soldiers, is that our countries don’t put pressure on their government to make an accommodation with Russia. And no Macron-style off-ramp for Putin.

The Russian president doesn’t want peace talks, either – but for very different reasons. How can he agree to stop a war that has achieved so little at such enormous cost in blood and roubles to his own people? But he does want to hold out the false hope of a ceasefire. It is part of a good cop/bad cop strategy that has just been clumsily articulated by Andrei Kelin, the Russian ambassador to London, who threatened escalation in a “new dimension which we do not need and we do not want”, adding, “we can make peace tomorrow”.

These remarks follow Putin’s characteristically duplicitous words a couple of days ago to the Brazilian president, expressing “the openness of the Russian side to dialogue on the political and diplomatic track, which is still blocked by Kyiv and its Western sponsors”.

The objective is to lure Western governments into appeasing Moscow by pulling back on military support in the hope of peace and the fear of an expanded conflict. Chinese officials may have been put to work, as well, with reports that Li Hui, Beijing’s special representative for Eurasian affairs, has urged European diplomats to end the conflict before it escalates further.

As well as recent promises of modern jets for the longer term, Putin is rattled by the continued flow of munitions into Ukraine as it prepares the counteroffensive. That is another reason for the increased frequency of drone attacks against Ukrainian cities – to exhaust air defenses and deplete scarce ammo stocks that will be so critical in major offensive operations.

Despite Russia’s diplomatic offensive, Western leaders, now acclimatized to Putin’s standard threats, seem to be holding up strongly, for the moment at least. But as well as providing military and economic support, and resisting fake talk of peace negotiations, they need to be more aggressive in helping Ukraine counter the entirety of Putin’s war effort. One way of doing that is to bear down hard on Russia’s Iranian quartermasters, who have played an important role in Putin’s aggression, supplying drones, deploying troops, promising ballistic missiles and helping Moscow evade sanctions.

arbo,

I’m with you on Biden for a second term. He is a force of nature. I saw a clip of him and Dr. Jill Biden walking through a group of Biden haters, assailing them with all matter of foul epithets; the couple sauntered past them and waved and greeted them with hellos. Tough, resilient couple. I for one will do anything in my power to keep him in office during this very dark and dangerous historical passage for the U.S.A.

Jerry, can’t help to feel schadenfreude for Vampire Vlad’s terror and fear. He is a rabid murderer who need a stake driven through him followed by a beheading. He is possessed by satanic forces and must be reduced to dust for the good of the planet.

Jerry, thanks for the cogent view of what may lie ahead. Arbo and Sharon, agree – it is abortion and Biden is our FDR.

I watched an interesting take last night – Intuitiview – she says that trump will squeal on all those around him to avert prison. I think that is a fascinating and real possibility. Many crime bosses have. But of that were to happen, does DOJ then arrest a dozen members of Congress?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRSzoXIe174

I am of a certain age (like many of you) and have been around a while but these days, more than ever, the whole world feels like a Shakespearean play.

For as horrendous as these political times are, I am very grateful we have at least progressed beyond being boiled in oil or drawn-and-quartered.
Sometimes it is helpful to express the gratitude for gains society as a whole has made. May we continue …….

Arbo & Will,
I agree entirely about Biden. To one degree or another I’ve been very involved in every presidential campaign starting in 1968. There were a few in which I happily and comfortably voted for the Dem, but the election of 2020 was the only one in which I voted for a candidate about which I was wildly enthusiastic. Mr. Biden is fulfilling my expectations!

Many younger folk are puzzled and confused when I say Joe Biden is the best president so far in my lifetime. In their age-ist hearts they just see an old man. They don’t see the nuance of the man’s political wisdom, how he learned from his mistakes, or how he turned his personal tragedies and suffering into compassionate sagacity. Many don’t know their history, and if they do know the facts of the history they don’t necessarily understand its meaning.

I tell them Joe Biden is laying the foundation for a green re-industrialization of the US and the world, not a utopia, but nevertheless a more progressive, caring and conscious era. Through his insight and skill he is preparing the way for his successors success in a coming, more progressive era. Bit by bit, he is slaying the dragons that must die, and taming those that can be domesticated.

Remember how he got all those Republicans at the state of the union address to agree to NOT cut social security or medicare? It was like a Jedi mind trick! “These are not the droids/social programs you are looking for (or to cut.)”

IMO he’s doing as well as anyone could, skillfully navigating the dark waters the dictators and autocrats have poisoned. With measured grace he is confronting the tyrants and tycoons who through the barrel of the gun or manipulation of markets would rob us of our freedom.

The autocrats are doomed, be they domestic or foreign. Blind with their lust for control and power they do not forsee their end, nor the implausibility of their respective systems in the coming age. In time they will be gone. I believe Mr. Biden knows this in his heart, and in his soul.

There will be more violence and chaos as so many are unprepared for the stunning transition in consciousness our species is undergoing. That violence will abate in time though it saddens, angers and frustrates us now.

The coming changes are greater than anything we’ve experienced in the last 12,000 years. Pluto’s journey through Aquarius and later Pisces will initiate but not end the long transformational process. (Simultaneously, we are already seeking to understand what our ancestors were thinking and doing in the age of Leo. Gobekli Tepe!)

Reckoning will manifest. Patience, forbearance and detemined, carefully thought out right action are the way, virtues Mr. Biden evidently possesses. Let us hope future presidents and our other leaders follow in that vein.

Jerry,
“Like London in the Blitz and later under Hitler’s rain of V1 and V2 rockets, these Russian war crimes have the opposite effect to what is intended, serving only to harden the people’s will to resist.”

Duh! Amazing such leaders have not learned such an elementary lesson of social psychology!

Mr. Putin, Chairman Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un, Mohammed bin Salman, Rupert Murdoch, Trump, DeSantis, etc., they’re all making mistakes they do not see which will ultimately end their respective reigns.

I agree with all of your wise, intuitive posts and yours in particular was beautifully written Eliseo. From your mouth to God’s ears…

I do have a few reservations about the effects of age on Joe BUT I have to remind myself that my mother-in-law is going on 102 in a few months and she was doing GREAT in her 80s! Interestingly, many of the attributes mentioned about Joe are those of Capricorn /Saturn, right? But there is also the openness and relaxed demeanor and humor of Aquarius (…and he does have Sag rising and all that Scorpio, too.)

I really LOVE Hakem Jeffries. He really has it together…..maybe he’s the future Democratic president.

silmonic

“I am of a certain age (like many of you) and have been around a while but these days, more than ever, the whole world feels like a Shakespearean play.”

True dat!

Sharon,

Haken Jeffries delivered a beautiful tribute to President Biden today, crediting him with being the central force that managed to avoid the U.S. from defaulting. He’s got a lot of charm and charisma and certainly comes off as a very decent man.

I love the Canadians! This is so hilarious. Soon individual cigarettes will contain printed warnings, not just on the package.

Warnings such as:
“Cigarettes damage your organs.”
“Cigarettes cause cancer.”
“Cigarettes cause leukemia.”
“Poison in every puff.”
“Tobacco smoke harms children.”
“Cigarettes cause impotence.”

Wow! Those last two would especially get my attention!

Well, though I have doubts, this IMO is in the category of Nancy Reagan’s “Just say No!” style of thinking; I nevertheless sincerely hope it works. It is a noble effort but might be ignoring the deeper, insidious nature of addiction.

The Buddhists are close, almost correct IMO in the second of their “four noble truths” in asserting that ta?h?, usually translated as either craving, or thirst, desire, longing, or greed” is at the root of our suffering. I honestly believe a more accurate assessment would be about addiction, both substance and process addictions. To a degree our economy is based and depends on addiction. The perfect consumer from a purely predatory business point of view is of course… an addict.

Anyway…..God bless the Canadians for trying!

Canada will start putting health warnings on individual cigarettes. It will be the first country to do so
https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/31/health/canada-first-country-cigarette-individual-warnings/index.html

OK, that did not come out quite right.
The word is tanha, but the dicritical mark over the final a did not come through.

U.S. plans to admit nearly 40,000 asylum-seekers per month through mobile app

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/asylum-seekers-cbp-one-mobile-app-u-s-plans-admit-nearly-40000-monthly/

Apparently, we are allowing about 20,000 asylum seekers now and this increase will encourage lawful entry. However, I don’t get it. I feel this is one of the issues many hold against the Democrats. Can someone explain why it’s a good thing? To me it encourages more people to seek asylum – can our country absorb them? And will it decrease illegal entry?

Eliseo,

About ten years ago the Indian govt instituted a policy that required all cigarette companies to display 85 per cent of the packaging not ony of printed warnings but also graphic photographs of the cancerous effects of smoking. A far cry fom the innocuous small print on the US manufactured product that reads: “Cigarrette smoking is hazardous to your health”. Whether the campaign helped discourage smoking or not I don’t know. Take a look…

https://images.app.goo.gl/Z6N4TVpnnwLvCKjw9

Jerry,
That’s interesting! Thankyou!
I doubt such warnings will be effective with folks already addicted, but they might serve to discourage people from starting the habit.

Sharon K,
The asylum program is designed to reduce ILLEGAL entry. Whether it works or not remains to be seen.

Relative to the 2023 birth rate in the US, (12.023 births per 1000 people) I personally believe immigration to the US from Latin American as well as other countries does more good than harm. The US birth rate is not absolutely terrible, especially as compared to most other countries, but it is not as healthy as we would like to see for our national economic purposes and aspirations.

Beginning in 2007-2009, birth rates in the US declined sharply and continue to fall. In 2007, average birth rates were about 2 children per woman of childbearing age. But by 2021 that level had dropped more than 20%, close to the lowest in the last 100 years. Compared with earlier eras, US families today are having their children later. We need a growing population.

Absorption is not the problem the R’s and Trumpers falsely believe it is. We are perfectly capable of absorbing these people into the work force, etc. It’s not immigrants that are taking away jobs from “White” Americans, but AI, automation, and robotics.

BTW, most of those coming across from Mexico are not Mexican, but from other Spanish speaking countries. (The Mexican economy keeps improving.) Interestingly, moving through Mexico is now the way many Chinese are arriving in the US as well.

The demographic patterns we’ve seen with Hispanics before Covid-19 are as below:

Younger Hispanics assimilate fairly quickly into the Anglophone North American culture. Older Hispanics assimilate a bit slower but by the second or third generation they are thoroughly “Americanized.” This is true for most ethnicities.

Those who take the risk of crossing illegally tend to be ambitious hard workers willing to take jobs most White and/or Black citizens do not want. Contrary to what R’s like Trump often allege, most are NOT criminals or drug addicts. Most are either devout Roman Catholics or Baptists when they arrive. But by second or third generation they tend to change religion, usually converting to something more liberal than their previous sect or denomination.

Less individualistic than other North Americans, their extended families pool their earnings. Some eventually start businesses. In most cases they invest in their children’s educations. Public school in Mexico and some of these countries only goes through the 8th grade. Only the rich in Mexico can afford high school or college. As a generalization, one of the primary motives for Hispanics who come to the US legally or illegally is the welfare and education of their children. These folks tend to be highly motivated.

It is amazing to realize that neither Irish nor Italians were considered “White” during much of the 1800’s. They were different, NOT Protestant, demonized objects of fear. Nevertheless, in time they were absorbed. They assimilated, and we now have our second Irish American president in the White House.

Unfortunately, Fearful Americans have a long history of xenophobia and nativism as demonstrated so well in Martin Scorsese’s 2002 film Gangs of New York. IMO, no matter how well Dems handle immigration, be it legal or illegal, radical, racist Trump style R’s will complain, make up false facts, and rage against Dems over the issue.

As I said at the beginning, Biden’s plan is purposed to reduce “ILLEGAL” entry. Realists know they are coming, whether they do so legally or not. Processing them humanely is probably the best we can do.

The cruel, sadistic, immoral, hate filled methods of the Trump era must end. Again, whether Biden’s plan works or not remains to be seen. If his gamble works and diminishes the problem; if it to any degree reduces the volume and intensity of the lies we know the R’s will tell, so much the better. In any case, unlike the Trumper R’s we have the responsibility of at least trying to establish a policy that is sane, humane, and moral.

Eliseo, I enjoyed reading your post but I should point out that I did acknowledge that accepting 40,000/day, in consideration of their qualification for political asylum, was meant to cut down on illegal entry. At the same time, whether 40,000/day is or isn’t a lot, and considering the fact that they all probably won’t be accepted, it still sounds like a lot. Most people won’t see the difference. I don’t know if there is a better solution. Obama apparently sent many illegal immigrants back to their countries of origin, but people still see the Democrats as soft on illegal immigration. Of course, Trump’s big talk about building a wall, said over and over, and getting Mexico to pay for it, did give an impression of an ability to set limits to his supporters.

Also, when you state: “It’s not immigrants that are taking away jobs from ‘White’ Americans, but AI, automation, and robotics,” I have to also point out that, because many people who arrive here come from circumstances of poverty and danger in their countries, and because they are so hungry to improve, their willingness to work hard for less HAS taken business away from established laborers and contactors here. After Hurricane Katrina in 2003, there were many Hispanics here in NOLA helping rebuild at good prices – a good thing — but I also heard non-Hispanics complain that they could not afford to work for the prices that these people were charging. And if there are less jobs due to automation and robotics, then competition for those remaining is fiercer. I have heard it said (and I guess you also just said it – I forget) that poor immigrants will do work that the average American will not do anyway, but you have to assume that they are also competing for some of the work that they will do.

Namaste 🙂

All good points, Sharon. Everything you said was correct. It’s not a black and white sort of issue.

What I think is consistent is our political unwillingness to treat either the newly arrived Hispanic workers or the “established laborers and contactors” with fairness. There are many gaps and legal inconsistiencies in our common economic practice. Some of them we see. Some of them we don’t.

They exist in part because there are differing opinions as to what is the proper and most efficacious relationship between government (federal or state or local) and businesses. There is no finished consensus.

Damn! The R’s just can’t let it go. They want to start investigating Hillary Clinton again… and of course several others.

GOP frantic to pull political strings to get Trump out of trouble, gin up Biden scandal

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

June 15th, 2023/ Mercury square stationary Saturn (7 ’13 Gemini-Pisces).

Tr. Mercury precisely conjoins the US progressed Uranus in square to US progressed Moon (7 ’47 Pisces) and the Saturn station (Saturn stations exactly on June 17th).

Astrologer Thor Sandlewood seems to think the Saturn station will be a major event and it will be financial….

June 2023 Astrology: The EVENT is Here!

Video: 12 min 38 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd1LJIZXZUY

Financial analyst Mark Moss analyses the potential fall out from the resolution of the debt ceiling drama. A liquidity crisis of massive proportions within the next 30 days……

Brace For The $1 Trillion Aftershock From Debt Deal

Video: 17 min 14 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_KnC4oIqmU

By: Bob on May 30th, 2023 at 10:45 pm

“The astrological timeframe for getting the debt ceiling bill passed and signed before June 5th is very touch and go as I look at available charts. Perhaps June 2nd or 3rd.”

Because the House vote came in so late on June 2nd signing it into law took place on June 3rd.
May our happiness, enthusiasm, and force grow like in this little piece.
André Rieu & John Sheahan – Irish Washerwomen

https://tinyurl.com/48ttyb89

Donald Trump is Satan. The Satan in question is perhaps the greatest literary character in
the finest epic poem in the English language, John Milton’s Paradise Lost. That makes
Washington Republicans the other fallen angels.
In 2016, Republicans made a deal with the devil. Like Dr Faustus, they sold their souls
for power. Now they stifle their consciences, never speak ill of President Trump, hug him
closely, fearing the wrath of his base. The same Lindsey Graham who in 2016 wrote, ‘If
we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed … and we will deserve it,’ recently said, ‘To
every Republican, if you don’t stand behind this president, we’re not going to stand
behind you.’ Meanwhile, Trump skulks in the White House, mired in ‘the swamp.’
The first epic simile in Paradise Lost introduces Satan awash in a swamp of his
own, ‘prone on the Flood’, having fallen from heaven to hell. As massive as ‘that Seabeast Leviathan,’ Satan hulks so big from the sea that the pilot of ‘some small nightfounder’d skiff’ might mistake him for an island, and seek to pass the night in safety
‘with fixed anchor in his scaly rind.’ It’s an old Norwegian seafarer’s fable. When the
beast wakes, it dives into the depths of the ocean. The anchored skiff is dragged
along. The sailor is pulled to his watery grave. Similarly, Republicans who have anchored
their boat to Trump, thinking he’s an island providing protection from the sea, risk being
dragged down to their demise when, like a whale startled from sleep, he goes plunging.
Trump as Satan: you might think it’s absurdly over-the-top, or want to celebrate it as a
(literally) epic takedown, but this is not a political statement hurling invective. It’s an
analytical statement describing what is happening – what will happen – and why, aided
by the Miltonic intervention. Great literature helps us understand the world. Both
politicians and literary critics do their jobs best when they’re willing to use literature to
think about life.
Published in London in 1667, Paradise Lost is a Christian humanist epic about the war in
Heaven and the fall of humankind in the Garden of Eden. Though he’s the ‘author of
evil,’ Satan is shockingly an attractive character. He charms us with his energy. When
God the Father anoints his Son king over the other angels, Satan, ‘Great in power’,
doesn’t think it’s fair. The system was rigged. Milton – one of the fathers of modern
liberalism, active in the Puritan rebellion against the royal absolutism of Charles I – lent
Satan his own freedom-loving, tyrant-hating language, the outraged angel mounting a
rebellion ‘to cast off this Yoke.’ A powerful orator, but loose with the truth, Satan secures
a base of support, ‘and with lyes drew after him the third part of Heav’ns Host.’ This
third of the angels back Satan to the bitter end, no matter what.
Satan’s opponents see his rhetoric as ‘calumnious art of counterfeited truth’ and
‘argument blasphemous, false and proud.’ The first Never Satan-er to stand up is an angel
named Abdiel, earning God’s admiration:
‘Servant of God, well done, well hast thou fought
The better fight, who single hast maintaind
Against revolted multitudes the Cause
Of Truth’
War in Heaven erupts, angel against angel, the apostate against the faithful. After three
days, God sends the Son to end it. The mere sight of the Son’s flaming chariot thundering
toward them turns the apostate on their heels. They sprint away in retreat. The gates of
Heaven open for them:
‘Headlong themselves they threw
Down from the verge of Heav’n, Eternal wrauth
Burnt after them to the bottomless pit.’
Trump’s minions won’t fall so willingly. Resistance to Trump hardly thunders with God’s
wrath. Republicans are more likely to fall like the stars in the Book of Revelation,
Milton’s source: ‘His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the
earth.’ That image of a falling Satan’s tail whipping out behind him, snagging the third of
the angels that backed him, pulling them down, is what Milton invoked in the poem’s first
epic simile. After crashing down in Hell, Satan lies belly-down in the swamp, a
slumbering Leviathan.
The Leviathan is a massive sea monster from the book of Job. But Leviathan was also the
name of a 1651 book by Milton’s contemporary, the monarchist Thomas Hobbes. He
argued a king is, like the Leviathan, a massive figure with limitless power, one to be
feared and respected, or else. Milton opposed Hobbes in the debate about monarchy,
insisting kings should be subject to laws.
Trump wants to be Hobbes’s Leviathan. Republicans will find he is Milton’s
Leviathan. Paradise Lost doesn’t say what happens when the beast awakens. Milton
leaves us in suspense. Similarly, Trump is still afloat, but he’s going down, and not just in
his willingness to take a fight into the gutter. Whether through impeachment, resignation,
or democratic vote, his time is short. And then he will go down as one of the worst
presidents in history.
When he goes down, Trump will drag along those tethered to him. For decades,
Americans will decline to forgive the Republicans of the Trump era. As sleeping pilots on
a dangerously anchored boat, Washington Republicans have a choice. Wake up and cast
off from Trump — speak your conscience, your faith, and your family values — or get
dragged down into the abyss, never to be heard from again.

Jeffery R. Wilson teaches in the Writing Program at Harvard University

Will,
Very intresting! Thank You!
I’m no Milton scholar, but I concur with Jeffery R. Wilson’s analogies with Trump and the R. party.

Unfortunately, I’m not convinced the R’s are quite done yet with coup attempts. Just a feeling, and I hope I am wrong; I think they might try one more time.

For a number of reasons they will inevitably fail and as the professor wrote, “Americans will decline to forgive the Republicans of the Trump era,” and I sincerely believe they will be “dragged down into the abyss, never to be heard from again.”

One quibble with the professor. He stated Trump “will go down as one of the worst presidents in history.” If by this he means in world history I agree. But in the context of American history I have no doubt historians will view him as the very worst one, worse even than President James Buchanan.

During the Pluto in Aquarius and Pisces eras I believe what we now think of as politically moderate thought will be the new “conservatism.” Trump will have inadvertantly rendered the kind of Republican conservatism we are now used to absolutely extinct.

The June 15th Mercury – stationary Saturn square happens to dovetail with the Fed’s monthly FOMC meeting of June 13-14th. A decision to halt the rise in interest rates in the face of strong inflationary data could roil the markets. Some more bank failures immediately ahead?

Fed Rate-Hike Pause Still Likely Despite Strong Data

WASHINGTON, June 2 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve officials, whose hike, skip or pause messaging on interest rates has become a high-stakes word puzzle for investors, seem ready to end the U.S. central bank’s run of 10 straight rate increases later this month while leaving the door open to a future rise in borrowing costs.

For a central bank that says it is “data-dependent,” the decision may be more complex than it wants, with the release on Friday of a May employment report that blew through expectations as employers added 339,000 jobs across a broad set of industries. Key inflation data since the last policy meeting also rose.

Continued…….

https://www.reuters.com/markets/us/feds-new-projections-may-fill-void-interest-rate-guidance-2023-06-02/

Trillion-Dollar Treasury Vacuum Coming for Wall Street Rally

Bloomberg
June 3, 2023

(Bloomberg) — With a debt ceiling deal freshly signed into law Saturday by President Joe Biden, the US Treasury is about to unleash a tsunami of new bonds to quickly refill its coffers.

This will be yet another drain on dwindling liquidity as bank deposits are raided to pay for it — and Wall Street is warning that markets aren’t ready.

The negative impact could easily dwarf the after-effects of previous standoffs over the debt limit. The Federal Reserve’s program of quantitative tightening has already eroded bank reserves, while money managers have been hoarding cash in anticipation of a recession.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. strategist Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou estimates a flood of Treasuries will compound the effect of QT on stocks and bonds, knocking almost 5% off their combined performance this year. Citigroup Inc. macro strategists offer a similar calculus, showing a median drop of 5.4% in the S&P 500 over two months could follow a liquidity drawdown of such magnitude, and a 37 basis-point jolt for high-yield credit spreads.

The sales, set to begin Monday, will rumble through every asset class as they claim an already shrinking supply of money: JPMorgan estimates a broad measure of liquidity will fall $1.1 trillion from about $25 trillion at the start of 2023.

“This is a very big liquidity drain,” says Panigirtzoglou. “We have rarely seen something like that. It’s only in severe crashes like the Lehman crisis where you see something like that contraction.”

It’s a trend that, together with Fed tightening, will push the measure of liquidity down at an annual rate of 6%, in contrast to annualized growth for most of the last decade, JPMorgan estimates.

The US has been relying on extraordinary measures to help fund itself in recent months as leaders bickered in Washington. The measure brokered between Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy limits federal spending for two years and suspends the debt ceiling through the 2024 election.

With default narrowly averted, the Treasury will kick off a borrowing spree that by some Wall Street estimates could top $1 trillion by the end of the third quarter, starting with several Treasury-bill auctions on Monday that total over $170 billion.

What happens as the billions wind their way through the financial system isn’t easy to predict. There are various buyers for short-term Treasury bills: banks, money-market funds and a wide swathe of buyers loosely classified as “non-banks.” These include households, pension funds and corporate treasuries.

Banks have limited appetite for Treasury bills right now; that’s because the yields on offer are unlikely to be able to compete with what they can get on their own reserves.

But even if banks sit out the Treasury auctions, a shift out of deposits and into Treasuries by their clients could wreak havoc. Citigroup modeled historical episodes where bank reserves fell by $500 billion in the span of 12 weeks to approximate what will happen over the following months.

“Any decline in bank reserves is typically a headwind,” says Dirk Willer, Citigroup Global Markets Inc.’s head of global macro strategy.

The most benign scenario is that supply is swept up by money-market mutual funds. It’s assumed their purchases, from their own cash pots, would leave bank reserves intact. Historically the most prominent buyers of Treasuries, they’ve lately stepped back in favor of better yields on offer from the Fed’s reverse repurchase agreement facility.

That leaves everyone else: the non-banks. They’ll turn up at the weekly Treasury auctions, but not without a knock-on cost to banks. These buyers are expected to free up cash for their purchases by liquidating bank deposits, exacerbating a capital flight that’s led to a cull of regional lenders and destabilized the financial system this year.

The government’s growing reliance on so-called indirect bidders has been evident for some time, according to Althea Spinozzi, a fixed-income strategist at Saxo Bank A/S. “In the past few weeks we have seen a record level of indirect bidders during US Treasury auctions,” she says. “It’s likely that they’ll absorb a big part of the upcoming issuances as well.”

For now, relief about the US avoiding default has deflected attention away from any looming liquidity aftershock. At the same time, investor excitement about the prospects for artificial intelligence has put the S&P 500 on the cusp of a bull market after three weeks of gains. Meanwhile, liquidity for individual stocks has been improving, bucking the broader trend.

But that hasn’t quelled fears about what usually happens when there’s a marked downturn in bank reserves: Stocks fall and credit spreads widen, with riskier assets carrying the brunt of losses.

“It’s not a good time to hold the S&P 500,” says Citigroup’s Willer.

Despite the AI-driven rally, positioning in equities is broadly neutral with mutual funds and retail investors staying put, according to Barclays Plc.

“We think there will be a grinding lower in stocks,” and no volatility explosion “because of the liquidity drain,” says Ulrich Urbahn, Berenberg’s head of multi-asset strategy. “We have bad market internals, negative leading indicators and a drop in liquidity, which is all not supportive for stock markets.”

Some observations from one of my entries two weeks ago……

The Federal Reserve’s natal Mercury-Saturn opposition at 13 Gemini-Sagittarius is about to be hit by the June 4, 2023 Full Moon (13 Sagittarius), followed by the June 5th Venus-Pluto opposition (0 Leo-Aquarius) in semi-square to the Sun (15 Gemini). Sun in turn will be in sesquisquare to Pluto.

The 13 Gemini-Sagittarius axis is also the degree of the US Sibly charts Ascendant-Descendant axis. Much has been written about the 9/11/2001 terror attacks with Saturn and Pluto straddling those very same degrees.
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The auction of 123 billion dollars in Treasury bills is scheduled to proceed on Monday June 5th………..

It Starts In 24 HOURS!

Video: 9 min 25 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_itNu-hXV-s

As reported earlier, the June 26, 2023 Mars-Uranus square (21 ’30 Leo-Taurus) has tr. Mars conjunct Putin’s Pluto/Moon Lillith/South Node stellium on his midheaven in square to tr. Uranus. Russia’s natal Pluto at 21 Scorpio is also implicated. It’s quite an incendiary mix. Add on to that the position of mercenary Wagner group commander Yevgeny Prigozhin who is being accused of planning a military coup. He has natal Uranus at 22 ’08 Leo. What we have unfolding therefore is a potential explosive situation that can very well spin out of control…….

Vladimir Putin Fears ‘Coup Attempt’? What Ex-Russian Commander Said

Hindustan Times
May 29, 2023

Yevgeny Prigozhin was laying the ground for a “mutiny” and to carry out a “coup” against the Kremlin.

Former Russian commander Igor Girkin claimed that Russia will face a “mutiny” from the Wagner group and its leader Yevgeny Prigozhin- the most prominent mercenary outfits in Russia. Yevgeny Prigozhin and Russian president Vladimir Putin have so far shared a a close relationship as the Wagner group maintained a strong presence in Ukraine, particularly Bakhmut.

The group’s leader announced this month that Wagner fighters would be withdrawing from Bakhmut by June 1, handing over “positions, ammunition, everything including dry rations” to the Russian military. But he also criticised Russian officials for their handling of Bakhmut and said that the invasion of Ukraine has backfired.

“With regard to demilitarization…if they had 500 tanks at the beginning of the special operation, [now] they have 5,000 tanks,” Prigozhin said, adding, “If they had 20,000 people able to fight skillfully, now 400,000 people know how to fight. How did we demilitarize it? It turns out that the opposite is true—we militarized her hell knows how.”

Girkin claimed that Prigozhin was laying the ground for a “mutiny” and to carry out a “coup” against the Kremlin with Wagner forces. Girkin’s claims were circulated on Twitter by WarTranslated that translates materials related to the invasion of Ukraine.

“Girkin accuses Prigozhin of preparing for a coup in Russia,” the official WarTranslated account tweeted, adding, “He says the insults towards the Russian army by Putin’s cook are unacceptable, and signal a rift in the elites which Prigozhin will take advantage of with his private army that is being withdrawn from Bakhmut. Girkin adds that if Russia misses the upcoming counter-offensive, the political situation in the country may become unrecongisable by the end of summer.”

“If Prigozhin remains the head of Wagner, the mutiny will come quickly and radically,” Girkin said, claiming that “a coup attempt has been declared…What will happen next, I don’t know, especially as Wagner is urgently withdrawn to rear bases…The danger of a looming coup is clear.”

https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/vladimir-putin-fears-coup-attempt-what-ex-russian-commander-said-101685342413409.html
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Russian President Vladimir Putin Told To ‘Start Moving Quickly’ As Reports of An Incoming Revolution Begin To Take Hold

President Putin’s head could be on the chopping block, several senior Russian military figures have warned, as rumours of an attempted coup or revolution against the long-time leader begin to swirl.

Sky News
May 31, 2023

Several prominent Russian figures have warned the country is on the brink of its biggest revolution since 1917 as discontent swells among the population.

Opposition politician Ilya Ponomarev joined the chorus of voices cautioning Russian President Vladimir Putin about his regime in the country.

“This regime is not solid. It is shaking. There are lots of cracks. Moscow is the heart of the regime, and our ultimate plan is to go there,” Ponomarev said in an interview with The Times of London.

Ponomarev compared President Putin with the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, who was killed by the Bolsheviks following the October Revolution in 1917.

“The Tsar (President Putin) will have to go. If he goes now, he has a chance of going to the Hague and surviving,” he said.

The former politician – who served as an MP in the Russian Duma and now lives in exile in Ukraine – likened the mood in his homeland to that of February 1917.

“If he tries to stay much longer, I don’t know what will happen to him personally. My recommendation for him and his inner circle is to start moving quickly. It’s in their own interests,” Ponomarev said.

Russian mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin, who heads up the influential Wagner Group, has also been vocal in his criticism of President Putin and led some within the country’s military to believe he is plotting a coup.

Prigozhin – known in military circles as Putin’s butcher due to his ruthless campaign in Ukraine – has threatened on several occasions to pull his thousands of troops out of the country.

He posted a disturbing video of himself surrounded by dead Russian soldiers in early May to his Telegram channels where he launched a blistering attack on the country’s military brass and demanded extra ammunition for his army.

More recently he has warned of a revolution in the style of 1917 and claimed Russian citizens could raid the homes of military elites with “pitchforks”.

He openly called for the replacement of defence minister Sergei Shoigu and general chief of staff Valery Gerasimov, claiming they were “elites” living a “public, fat, carefree life”.

“This duality may end like it did in 1917, with a revolution, when first the soldiers rise up, and after that their loved ones do,” Prigozhin said.

Some within Russian circles have claimed a coup led by Prigozhin is already under way.

Igor Girkin, the former FSB agent who led Russia’s 2014 invasion of Crimea, claimed a coup attempt had already “been announced”.

“Prigozhin actually openly declared war against part of the military and state nomenclature,” Girkin said.

“He is a member of the ruling mafia, one of its factions. We are witnessing how one of these factions is disrupting the status quo. A coup attempt has been announced. So far, it has been announced in the media. For now. What will happen next — I don’t know.

“By the end of the summer, the internal political situation in our country may change beyond recognition.”

https://www.skynews.com.au/world-news/global-affairs/russian-president-vladimir-putin-told-to-start-moving-quickly-as-reports-of-an-incoming-revolution-begin-to-take-hold/news-story/5b8878f2f9088b457618270a5e61fdcd

Apparently, Russia is in the early stage of civil war.

There are about 500 Russian partisans fighting on the side of Ukraine with the goal of overthrowing Putin and the Kremlin government continuing to hold territory in Belogorod, Russia despite the official line from Moscow that they have been eradicated.

The partisan resistance is also fighting in Shebekhino, Russia. The Russian military is using chemical warfare and shelling Shebekhino despite the presence of over 30,000 of their own citizens in the city. Russian soldiers are looting the local stores, particularly the cell phone stores.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpBwCZMym54

the latest take on just one of donny’s legal fronts, for your viewing pleasure …..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBM8TUgZUeE

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Nearest bad chart for tRump featuring progressed anlunar Saturn on the Asc opposite secondary progressed natal Sun on the Desc around 8 am, EDT, at Mar-A-Lago this coming Fri, Jun 9. I do not think it is strong enough to reflect an indictment. Probably another step by step movement in this saga.

The former DOJ prosecutor Andrew Weissman said yesterday that he believes Trump will be charged in the documents case this week. The fact that T’s lawyers met with Jack Smith yesterday morning convinced him it’s likely because this type of meeting is always the last step before an indictment. Plus as just after the lawyers met, T tweeted an all-caps rant about how can they charge innocent all me blah blah blah. So no doubt his lawyers informed him after that meeting. Tick Tock…

Les,

The Mara Lardo Manatee of Vanity is in a free-fall. He’s playing the victim card unabashedly. I’m actually embarrassed for him.

I’d wager Jack Smith is one of DT’s most daunting
Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Former NJ Governor Chris Christie today announced at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics he is running for the presidential nomination of the R. party for 2024.

He was born September 6, 1962 in Newark, New Jersey. Anybody know a birth time or has interpreted his chart? Some think he is too “moderate” to win the R. nomination, but he’s still too conservative for my taste. His presence in the race makes me a tad nervous.

Saturn in Pisces will be opposite Christie’s Virgo Sun around election time next year so not looking good for him. He also appears to have Moon in early Sag so that’s not good either.
https://astro-charts.com/persons/chart/chris-christie/

DeSantis is another Virgo so he’s also getting the Saturn opposition.

Eliseo,

From what I have gathered, Christie’s sole purpose is to ensnare Trump into a debate and annihilate him. Although I do not like his politics, I acknowledge that he is a very smart and savvy politician who has intentions of revenge toward DT. He’s more about never again Trump than winning the nomination for himself which is a long, highly unlikely scenario.

Les & Will
Thankyou for the info on C. Christie. Very helpful!

To All:
Monday, philospher/professor Dr. Cornel West announced he’s running as a presidential candidate for the People’s Party for the November 2024 election.

He is a very brilliant and interesting fellow IMHO, someone whom I have long respected greatly though I do not always agree with his point of view. He has taught at Harvard and Princeton but is now the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Chair at Union Theological Seminary. He was the first African American to gain a PhD in philosophy from Princeton.

As a practicing Christian theologian, he has often described himself as a “non-Marxist socialist,” as he views Marxism and Christianity as irreconcilable. In the past he served as honorary chairman of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Cornel West is far more influential than most would imagine. Although he is at the Left end of the AMERICAN political spectrum, (not nearly as far Left as many outside the USA) neither he nor his ideas should be underestimated. The man is an extremely articulate, clear thinking, formidable debater, writer, and actor.

Although I seriously doubt he could be elected as president, I wonder what effect if any he might have on the 2024 election. He was born June 2, 1953 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I do not know his birth time.

I’ve been wondering about the upcoming Saturn station in sesquiquadrate to Trump’s natal Saturn squared by tr. Mercury next week (June 15th).

Andre of Astrology Alert mentions this aspect in his latest video…….

Trump On The Brink

10 min 29 sec

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

This story is under the radar but potentially very important.

NBC reports that:

Oregon breakaway effort is down to just 8 votes, deepening urban-rural divide
The Greater Idaho movement aims to redraw Idaho’s map to include 14 conservative Oregon counties, but opponents say it’s only worsening political tensions.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/oregon-breakaway-effort-just-8-votes-deepening-urban-rural-divide-rcna86091

OK, IMO this is dangerous. Fourteen red counties in Oregon conducted a referendum to decide to secede from Oregon and join blood red Idaho. Fortunately, the majority voted NO, but only by eight votes. My understanding is they are about to do a recount. I’m not even certain such a referendum is legal. Nevertheless, it could set a very bad precedent. It could lead to a great deal of chaos. Theoretically, there might be good cultural, demographic or geographic reasons to redraw state boundaries, but not because you don’t like the politics within your state legislature and capital.

There is also question as to whether the Greater Idaho Movement is funded and sponsored by White Nationalist “Christians.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-indictment-espionage-prosecution-charges-b2353397.html

The Department of Justice is preparing to ask a Washington, DC grand jury to indict former president Donald Trump for violating the Espionage Act and for obstruction of justice as soon as Thursday (June 7, 2023)…

Astrological aspects for Trump on Thursday anyone?

Eliseo,

“There is also question as to whether the Greater Idaho Movement is funded and sponsored by White Nationalist “Christians.”

Would we really be surprised?

Peter,

Some of the legitimate news sources in the US are reporting nothing short of hell coming to Trump et al. Let’s hope Jack Smith is as serious as his photos. I feel a kind of trembling among the Maga crowd – primitive fear. I rather enjoy it.

Peter,
Thankyou for the link to the Independent report on probable Trump indictments under the espionage act.

I strongly suspect it will be discovered Mr. Trump not only kept classified documents for his personal enjoyment, obstructed justice, lying to investigators and refusing to return them, but more importantly, using his son in law, Jared Kushner as courier, sold copies of certain documents to the Saudi government.

A weird contemplation:

It has been said recently by several high placed persons that Mr. Trump could theoretically accept the Republican nomination for president while wearing an ankle bracelet. Oddly, in the USA it is perfectly legal to run for office, even if you are doing so from prison. Eugne V. Debs ran for president in 1920 while imprisoned in the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary wherein he received 919,799 votes, i.e. 3.4 percent!

I think one of Mr. Trump’s several spiritual functions (under the aegis of the US Pluto return) has been and is to present the R party with a series of moral and mental tests which so far, they’ve consistently failed.

The question is, how deeply can they delve into such profound denial? Might they in obtuse, defiant and arrogant blindness, actually nominate someone who has been indicted for the most serious crimes for which a citizen can be accused? Perhaps, even were he convicted and serving his sentence in federal prison?

And were they to nominate someone else, might it from their point of view be a requirement that person be faithful to the Trump cult, going so far as to promise to pardon the ex-president if elected?

It boggles the mind.

If indeed Mark Meadows testified to the Grand Jury on Tuesday, June 6, he testified as transiting Saturn was exactly opposite his natal Pluto in right ascension as Pluto on the day of his birth was virtually motionless, moving less than 2 arc-minutes all day. Natal Pluto 159°26′. Transiting Saturn on June 6, 2023, 339°25′. I used noon charts for both. (159°26′ + 180° = 339°26′).

Peter,

A quick look at the ephemeris….

Thursday June 8, 2023/ 2:10 am Washington DC

There’s an exact Moon-Mars opposition at 10 ’39 Aquarius-Leo

In other words, tr. Mars conjunct Donald Trump’s natal Pluto (10 ’02 Leo) is in the target range. It’s a powerful aspect.

I’m not sure how much it matters to the chart for today, but the indictments on the documents case is likely to come from Florida, according to the latest reports I saw. The obstruction all occurred in Florida and espionage if he shared the documents. DC has some weird law that you can’t bring charges there if most of the criming happened elsewhere. When and if Jan 6 charges come they of course would be in DC. The only worry is that while Palm Beach/Miami jurors lean a bit more left than much of the rest of the state, there are some wacky judges in Florida like the one who tried to interfere with the documents case before.

Woo hoo again! The indictment has happened. This is almost certainly the documents case. We don’t know the details yet, so that will be interesting.

…and he is already fundraising over it. The worry is that he will ride this to a civil war. He does not care as he has nothing left to loose and might even gain.

Presented for it’s intent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAqNe-m0a8s

Pat Robertson is meeting with his buddy Rush Limbaugh………may the doors of hell hit him on the way down.

Heard the indictment news at 8:00pm. Hoping T is finally held accountable by the Justice Dept.

Hi Bob,

The rousing “His truth is marching on” battle hymn of the Republic is certainly appropos and speaks to the times we are living in. I think there are various ways of looking at it. I prefer the quieter, graceful approach wherein love and truth shines its light on all things……

Talking With Love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0sG_n7KCXE
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The reported time of the Trump arraignment scheduled for Tuesday June 13th at 3 pm in Miami is very close to the Mercury-Saturn square of June 15th (Saturn being near stationary). Because the Saturn station is in sesquiquadrate to Trump’s natal Saturn, I think this could very well be “crunch time” for Mr. Donald J Trump.

Rather ironic that Pat Robertson dies the same day Trump is indicted, especially since Robertson is responsible for leading the way for evangelicals entry into gop politics.
May today’s events be an omen for the death of that particular political marriage.

Kiwi,
“May today’s events be an omen for the death of that particular political marriage.”

We need not say Amen!
It’s already happening. Evangelical churches are in demographic crisis. Data shows their younger generation are just not “buying” it. They radically disagree with their parents’ theology AND political ideology, especially in regard to sexuality generally, and homosexuality specifically. As soon as they come of legal age they do all they can to put distance between themselves, the R. Party and their former church. In the long run, the cozy relationship between the R party and Evangelicals is turning out to be a suicide pact.

To All:
It is important to be aware of the unconscious biases of economic and financial analysts, whom though bright and highly skilled are nevertheless hopelessly Republican. Many of these folks, functioning under economic theories based on a plethora of false (usually calvinistic) assumptions about human nature, hope AND believe current Dem led policies will surely lead to utter economic failure, thereby discrediting the current administration.

No matter how good is one’s logic, what is it worth if based on false assumptions? Despite all the use of good math and graphs and charts, a great deal of wishful thinking is involved in much economic theory.

And so it is that many have for months forecasted a terrible recession about which we should all panic. But those forecasts never made sense to me. I’ve been saying all along we are not in nor are we likely to soon be in a recession.

Mr. Biden and the Dems are leading an historic and untimately profoundly transformative reindustrialization process. By its nature it is inevitably inflationary, but the rewards 3 to 7 years from now will be enormous. The alternative is dark, i.e. cultural, economic, anti-environmental and technological stagnation.

Meanwhile, financial and economic reporters are finally beginning to see how wrong the “conservative” experts have been in predicting (actually hoping) for recession.

see below

The case for a 2023 US recession is crumbling
New York
CNN
By Matt Egan, CNN
Published 6:57 AM EDT, Mon June 5, 2023

https://www.cnn.com/2023/06/05/economy/recession-chances/index.html?dicbo=v4-UYP2nhb-1131160479&hpt=ob_blogfooterold

How long will it be before the link is established between Donald Trump’s theft of highly classified and beyond top secret documents, and the Saudi government awarding Jared Kushner $2 BILLION dollars, and Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin $1.5 BILLION dollars ?

IMO, it is naive to think there is no connection, and even were there no connection, why InGod’sName would the Saudi crown prince award billions to these “gentlemen,” ….. like, what did these fellows do to deserve such generosity?

Meanwhile, no congressional investigation of Jared or Steven, but highly focused, lasered investigation of the struggling addict who has nothing to do with government policy, Hunter Biden!

Eliseo, the big orange fool sold out his country, so why shouldn’t he sell professional golf to the 9/11 bombers?

Arbo,
Of course, you are right but IMO, that’s merely the least of it. The Saudis fervently want nuclear weapons. We KNOW some of the documents DJT stole contained nuclear secrets.

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg sold secret documents to the Soviets in the 1940’s on how to engineer radar, sonar, jet propulsion engines and most importantly of all, nuclear weapons, for which they received the ultimate penalty, June 19, 1953 at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York.

Presuming Mr. Trump is found guilty and my suspicions are correct, were we consistent he would also receive the ultimate penalty, perhaps administered through a more ”humane” method. But this is not the 1950’s, and Mr. T is a former president with a significant following. IMO, he deserves far worse than what the Rosenbergs received, but modern moral sensibility is the watchdog on my fury, as well as on our present judicial system. We’ll be lucky if he is awarded a one-piece orange suit he’ll be obliged to wear for the rest of his life.

Meanwhile, let us not be surprised were the Saudis to explode their very own hydrogen bomb sometime in the next 2 or 3 years, while we in the US are busy contending with sporadic, probably disorganized, Trump inspired violence.

silcominc,
RE: “…and he is already fundraising over it. The worry is that he will ride this to a civil war. He does not care as he has nothing left to loose and might even gain.”

He would relish civil war. It would be the supreme ego trip for him, but he won’t get it. I firmly believe there will be no civil war but we might have some sporadic violence which may manifest for a short while. There are some millionaire/billionaire Trump supporters, but the business community as a whole is anti-Trump and absolutely do not want civil war.

Most astrologers (notably Andre Kahr and others) do not foresee civil war, nor any massive violent protests, but acknowledge there may be some lone wolf type violence for a short while. In the context of my studies of history, sociology, and social psychology I concur with the astrologers’ conclusions.

Also, as a general principle, civil wars do not usually occur unless it is in someone’s financial interest. That kind of chaos is not in the financial interest of the wealthier members of society, be they pro or anti Trump.

Eliseo,

According to The Oracle of Whimsy tarot reader, the second series of indictments by the Fed coming soon will charge Mr Trump with the selling of state secrets. Could be the Saudi Arabian deal and Russia.

Marjorie Orr wrote on Pat Robertson ….
https://star4cast.com/pat-robertson-sending-the-usa-down-the-wrong-road/

interesting news tidbit came out here today about nefarious infiltration – RNZ news has found interference with articles downloaded from reuters to be reworded to portray pro russian talking points about ukraine, and they have suspended an employee. The problem goes back many months and their investigation into all articles downloaded from international sources, continues.

Jerry, Kiwi,
Thankyou for both the Oracle of Whimsey tip and about the infiltration of international news!

Some More Interesting News Tidbits:

Robert Hanssen, the FBI agent who became a spy for the Soviets and caused the executions by the Russians of at least three Americans died a few days ago, June 5, 2023 in federal prison.

His espionage was described by the Department of Justice as “possibly the worst intelligence disaster in U.S. history”. I have a feeling that fairly soon Hanssen’s espionage will become regarded as the second worst intelligence disaster of American history.

Mr. Trump’s betrayals IMO were not just to the USA or the “Five Eyes” but to the entirety of western civilization itself. I am concerned Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, UK and our western allies’ intelligence services trust of the US will be forever diminished and never healed thanks to Mr. T. I hope I am wrong.

Also, Theodore ‘Ted’ Kaczynski, the “Unabomber,” died in federal prison today June 10th.
A trend?

Some astrologers are saying Mr. Trump’s chart shows health problems. It is certainly true as of late he does not look well. I sincerely pray his health remains good enough that he survives through all the convictions he will endure. I don’t want him to die before trial, becoming a martyr and leaving his guilt unsettled. I want his guilt amply demonstrated in court for all to see, especially to his loyal followers.

Kiwi,
Marjorie Orr’s piece on Pat Robertson was very enlightening. Thankyou!

I’ve been following British and Australian news about Trump’s indictments, theft and retention of classified documents. I notice they are (rightly IMO) not as “nice” to Trump as in the US media. They also are more focused on the harm to the nations and intelligence services of the “Five Eyes.”

Have you any insight, astrological or otherwise as to how this is affecting relations between NZ and the US or AU and the US? I’m very concerned, and feel this all will get much worse when it is revealed Trump was a spy and sold top secret information to the Russians and Saudis and possibly others.

Argh!!! I’ve suspected Trump to be not merely a useful idiot but an active agent at least from Wednesday 10 May 2017 when he so joyously met with Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office.

If it turns out Trump really was a spy as I strongly believe, I will not feel any gratification for being right. I will likely be very sad. Sometimes being right is disappointing.

Eliseo,

Perhaps you’ve already seen it……..

Active Measures is a 2018 documentary film by director Jack Bryan. The documentary centered on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and looks at the many suspicious links between Trump associates and Russian officials and spies.

Active Measures

Video Documentary: 1 hour 50 min 31 sec

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

Jerry,
No, I’ve not seen it. I will view it soon. Many Thanks for the link!

We were speculating about this earlier……

July 9th. That is the date that tr. Mars at 29 Leo conjoins Trump’s ascendant in exact quincunx to Pluto (29 Capricorn). It is also the period that marks Pluto’s t square to the nodes (see article below).

Is July 9th or around that date, the time when Special Counsel Jack Smith throws down the gauntlet and issues the indictment on Trump’s alleged sale of state secrets (we all know he did it)? Treason of the highest order?

Pluto Square The Nodes – What Does It Mean To Be Human? by Astro Butterfly

We have a very important transit slowly applying: Pluto square the Lunar Nodes.

Pluto is now at 0° Aquarius, and the Lunar Nodes are at 3° Taurus and 3° Scorpio.

Pluto will square the Nodes for the following months; the exact square will happen on July 23rd, 2023, when Pluto will be back in Capricorn at 29°, and the Lunar Nodes at 29° Aries and Libra.

This is a potent transit we are already feeling, because Jupiter – currently at 2° Taurus, and approaching the North Node at 3° Taurus – is adding an extra oomph to an already intense transit.

What to expect when Pluto squares the Lunar Nodes?

The Lunar Nodes play a special role in astrology. They are not actual planets or physical bodies like the Moon or the asteroids. They are mathematical points found at the intersection of the path of the Sun with the path of the Moon.

The Nodes are basically derived from the Sun and the Moon – the most important astrological archetypes. The Sun and the Moon represent our core identity – Sun, our spiritual, Yang identity, and the Moon, our physical, Yin identity.

The Nodes work in the background, supporting the agenda of the Sun and the Moon. Think of the Lunar Nodes as a compass.

When we get lost, when we deviate from our physical – and spiritual – path, we use the compass to recalibrate.

Our life is a windy road with ups and downs. The Nodes, just like a compass, will always show us the overall direction (the North Node will point towards the North, or the future, and the South Node towards the South, or the past).

When we get lost, we use the Lunar Nodes to come back on track. Our life is a perpetual movement from the South to the North Node and back.

Continued…..

https://astrobutterfly.com/2023/05/27/pluto-square-the-nodes-what-does-it-mean-to-be-human/

The foreign press is hitting the peculiar facts and circumstances of the Trump documents case far harder than the US press. Australian news calculated how many years Trump would serve in prison were he convicted on all 37 indictments to be over 100 years. They are correct. Some violations merit 5, some 10, and some merit 20 years according to sentencing guidelines.

The UK Independent below reveals the intention of the prosecutors to go for maximum time of incarceration.

Justice Department will ‘go for incarceration’ if Trump is convicted in classified papers case, lawyer says

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-incarceration-justice-department-b2355173.html

tRump may have his last hurrah on Labor Day when his progressed Moon conjoins his progressed Jupiter. After that it goes on to square his natal Saturn/Pluto midpoint, his progressed Saturn, and aspect other challenging points.

https://i.imgur.com/cFsQNjp

Thanks, Jerry, Eliseo and Bob. My seatbelt is fastened.

Someone posted on FB the infamous Trump quote that he could shoot someone on 5th Ave. & either get away with it or not lose a vote or something like that. Having just viewed the CNN documentary, American Coup, last night – this was my response.

The scary part is that Trump would still GET many votes! In fact, this & further indictments will serve to martyr him and motivate his supporters, who include anti-Liberals, anti-Democrats, or anti-government libertarian-types, racists, anti-immigrants, Christian nationalists, far-right extremists, etc. , will not believe reality! They will not believe Trump shot someone (or, if he did, he will be completely justified and even more heroic). Instead they will believe whatever version of reality Donald or Q-anon tells them, EVEN if there is a video of the occurrence, as that will obviously have been photo-shopped or edited because Joe Biden, the Liberals, the Democrats, Hillary Clinton, the Deep state are behind it all and Trump, of course, is the messiah sent to save us and make America great again!

I watched a CNN documentary last night, American Coup, and the absolutely blind devotion & acceptance of this fantasy narrative shown by those attending the rally and who descended upon the Capitol, armed with weapons and destroying whatever and whoever they could, with Trump saying things like “if we don’t fight like hell we won’t have a country”, and noose strung up for Pence, and Trump not telling his supporters to stop the violence until 3 hours into it, was beyond shocking.

When Joe Biden asked him in a debate, if the Proud Boys were here now, what would you tell them? Trump answered, “Stand down & stand by”. Huh????

Then, in the past few days, a Rep from LA, my wonderful state, tweeted in response to Trump’s indictment, “President Trump said he has ‘been summoned to appear at the Federal Courthouse in Miami on Tuesday, at 3 PM.’ This is a perimeter probe from the oppressors. Hold. rPOTUS has this. Buckle up. 1/50K know your bridges. Rock steady calm. That is all.”

Last night, Trump was absolutely celebrated when he appeared at the GA & NC Republican conventions, and Kari Lake spoke saying to get to Trump, you’ll have to get through me & 75 million like me, and we are all card-carrying members of the NRA! This is absolutely frightening. It implies that Trump knew all about the plans of the Proud Boys & the other armed militias & supporters, was not against it (because there are fine people on both sides, and he invited Kanye West & Nick Fuentes to dinner a few months back), and there are obviously people in our government who are in on this and planning another uprising! Another version of Jan 6!

Militias have ALWAYS existed & been anti-government. However, those who designed Trump’s strategies finally gave them & those like them a voice and the hope that Trump was not of the same mold and would save the government! I fear that the inmates are taking over ????????????!

The question marks & exclamation point were actually various types of fearful emoji faces, but I guess the punctuation that replaced them applies too!

Eliseo, re trumps health: I have long thought the best punishment for him would be a stroke that affects his speech center, rendering him aware, but mute and incapacitated.

Kiwi,
Yep! For him that would be absolute torture. Either that or unannounced forced gender reassignment surgery. Routine anesthesia – He thought he was going in for dental surgery, but when he wakes up he discovers something else was removed. Would having to function as a woman teach him anything?

Eliseo, you may have hit on his secret fantasy. I have never seen a less masculine man than Trump.

Except for Sen Pinocchio.

Oooh….a young, beautiful black actress from FL was giving out an award on tonight’s Tony Awards just a little while ago, to a HS theatre teacher in FL, and she mentioned Disantis, calling him “the Grand Wizard”, ah, the Governor of her state. Boy did that make a lot of people happy. The audience went wild! https://twitter.com/THR/status/1668072051473625088

Then Marcia Gay Harding was announcing an award with someone else and she said “you can say gay in any state!”

The Tony Awards tonight are diversity personified with someone winning best featured male actor who was pretty much s woman.

Parade won best musical & several other awards. It’s about a Jewish factory owner imprisoned for raping/murdering a 13 year-old in 1913 who, when his sentence was commuted to life and was transferred to the town where the murder victim lived, was lynched and hung from a tree. The best play was won by Leopoldstadt, the story of wealthy Austrian Jews who fled the pogroms.

Lots of very large people on the stage tonight, too, even the dancers. It’s kind of cool to see all of the diversity on Broadway this year!

Eliseo, and any others who may be interested, good interview, insights, regarding the insidiousness of the dictatorial corrupt theocracy crowd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVZPwpU-EPE

Correction: Parade won best revival of a musical but best new musical was won by what looks like a charming show called Kimberly Akimbo. However, I just looked it up and it’s about “a lonely teenage girl suffering from a disease similar to progeria, that causes her to age four and a half times as fast as normal, thus trapping her inside the frail physical body of an elderly woman”. It seems so upbeat I never would have guessed the subject matter was so challenging.

A classic case of “instant karma?”
Relative to the “lock her up” ginned up Hillary Clinton pseudo-scandal:

As reported by WA-Post and Insider, in 2018 Trump signed a national security bill that upgraded the seriousness of mishandling classified material from a misdemeanor to a felony. The new legislation extended section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act, including a change to 18 U.S. Code §1924, increasing the penalty for “unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents or material” from one to five years.

According to Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute, this upgrades the offense from a misdemeanor to a Class E felony. Some of the charges against Trump carry a penalty of five, some ten, and some twenty years for a total of over one hundred years.

I don’t know how it could be done, but IMHO Hillary Clinton deserves some kind of national apology and compensation. Maybe she should be appointed as chief justice of the Supreme Court? I doubt she would accept the position, but I think it is worth a shot.

Oops!
The link to the fact check on the above is:

https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-indicted-classified-documents-felony-1805561

Rated TRUE

Kiwi,
Thankyou for the link to the interview on the danger of the “Christian Nationalists,” whom I refer to as Christo-fascists, which is I think a more accurate label. One of the several areas of my past graduate work was on the history of the religious right, about which I wrote several academic essays. Much was discussed in the video I already knew, but some facts were new to me. A good learning experience, I hope many more view it.

These folks are far more dangerous than most realize, and ironically their ideology is in diametric opposition to the teachings of the historical Jesus. Rabbi Jesus was a radical egalitarian who today would probably be classified as a social democrat, perhaps even a democratic socialist. Although Paul IMO greatly misunderstood the rabbi’s message, he did quote from a hymn popular in that early time, “We are no longer Jew or Greek, slave or free, no longer male or female, for all are one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians Ch3. V28. That doesn’t sound like patriarchal elitism to me!

The man was an advocate of compassion, justice and self-transcendence in a hostile environment dominated by a culture that glorified brutality. Using their own mythic fundamentalist/evangelical terminology, the “christian right” by preaching ideas in complete opposition to the philosophy of JC, are by their own definition, “antichrist,” another irony to which they are blind. They are inadvertently good representatives of the shadow side of Christianity.

BTW, for decades I’ve studied the rituals and liturgies of several world religions including those of Christianity. The liturgical content of the New Zealand Anglican Book of Common Prayer is superior in its poetic humanism and spirituality to most other English language liturgies. There’s something about you New Zealanders.

Eliseo, quite the statement about the Anglican church – I spent 4yrs at boarding school (high) – we had to go to church every sunday and bible study every thursday to the religion of our choice. My choice was anglican mostly because it was the closest and the minister was the nicest. Most of us got confirmed so we could have a swig of wine at communion LOL Always wearing uniforms with hat and gloves though ha ha ha.

Kiwi,
Your experience, hat and gloves. Very interesting….reminds me of how it was in the US South 1964. BTW, the NZ-BCP I was talking about is the new one, probably not the one used when you were younger.

wow, Berlusconi died – another political crook bites the dust.

I stand by what I posted on August 26th, 2022 at 7:52 pm
Since then, I’ve concluded the best place to incarcerate DJT would probably be at Wake Island in the western Pacific, 2,300 miles (3,700 km) west of Honolulu. May it happen! May he be convicted and incarcerated!

Angellight,
When all is said and done, I strongly suspect Orange Man will be found to
(A) Have been a Russian asset or agent all along.
(B) As an asset or agent passed classified information to Russia while president.
(C) During post presidency either shared classified material with foreign agents, Russia and/or Saudia Arabia.
OR
(D) Was in process of negotiating a deal with Russian and/or Saudi agents for classified info.

DJT has a long history of doing various crimes with no consequences. He reminds me of some of the court ordered boys/residents I worked with (doing behavior modification) years ago at residential treatment centers. Spoiled rotten, low emotional & social IQ, never received boundaries, eventually in trouble with the law.

The difference this time for little eight year old Donald is – he WILL BE indicted – he WILL BE convicted. Upon conviction, I recommend he be incarcerated at either Guantanamo base prison, the Eareckson Air Station at Shemya Island in the Aleutians, the Wake Island facility, or the Thule Air Base in northern Greenland.

Why such remote locations? We don’t want a repeat of the Napoleon episode in which followers liberated him from the island of Elba. After Napoleon got another 200,000 killed he was re-exiled to St. Helena.

Trump has no Napoleonic military skills, but has demonstrated a talent for instigating riotous mayhem. We want him as inaccessible as possible to his fanatical followers, far away from microphones, internet, TV cameras, etc. Upon indictment, trial, conviction or incarceration, we might have quite enough trouble with his followers causing domestic violence here in the US. Keeping him, the most dangerous man of American history far away from us all would be wise.

IMO Amazingly stupid!
As a component of their respective wars on “Wokeism” both Mike Pence and Gov. Ron DeSantis have vowed if elected president to rename Fort Liberty, (formerly Fort Bragg) in North Carolina, as FORT BRAGG!

Braxton Bragg 22 March 1817 – 27 September 1876 was a slaveholder and Confederate general in the American Civil War who incidentally lost most of his battles. The Pentagon has been busy the past few years renaming military bases which were originally named after Confederates who fought against the United States.

Am I crazy in believing what Pence and DeSantis are proposing is a losing strategy? And that the R party is firmly fixed on a suicidal path?

Regrettably, it may be coming to a time that the only way to pierce through the recalcitrant Maga lie is by cracking some skulls and breaking some bones. Its almost as if we are dealing with rabid animals who need to be put down out of compassion – to save them from themselves. The stubborn, driven, hateful ignorance and distorted rhetoric is stunning and unyielding.

Will,
Unfortunately, you are undoubtedly right. In all likelihood, the time probably will come when cracking some stubborn, proudly and purposefully ignorant, hate filled skulls may become necessary. I have little doubt some of these characters will choose to NOT back off until they truly feel some damage to their person. But context here is paramount.

If it comes to that, it has to be done correctly. Lincoln understood this well. On 6 April 1861 he told the governor of South Carolina that he was going to send provisions to Fort Sumter. He would send no arms, troops, or ammunition — unless, of course, South Carolina attacked. In other words, he baited them. He put the ball in their court. He was playing chess to their game of checkers, and they fell for it. It was not Union troops but Confederates who fired the first shots of the war.

So far, our 21st century “civil war” has been mostly a cold war, nasty but cold. Maybe it’s my sociology training, or maybe I’m a fool, but I’m convinced we will not have an all out, hot civil war.

We may nevertheless have some sporadic violence as more indictments are served upon Mr. Trump and other high profile R’s. Such incidents could occur at state capitols or federal courthouses as examples. But I do not believe we will have anything like red and blue armies squaring off on a battlefield, nor any long, extended guerilla war.

If there is any more violence, therefore requiring greater force to quell, let them come. We have plenty more jail cells and quite enough prosecutors eager to do their best.

I’ve been assured by those who know, the FBI in concert with other law enforcement operatives have their antennae highly polished. They are closely watching and listening to the far-right wingers. For the first time in my lifetime, they are more focused on radicals of the Right more so than on those of the Left.

This crazy era will pass. Our domestic madness will abate and we will move on. The astrology indicates this as well as what we know of social process. Before the decade is done the craziness we’ll be facing will likely tend to be international, not so much internal, domestic issues.

Meanwhile, I love listening to a Republican rant loudly but rationally and justifiably against his former party. Joe complains the only people left in the R party are kooks, insurrectionists, weirdos and freaks, (especially in the 5th and 6th minutes). By the end he’s predicting the end of the R party using the metaphor of pulling up the tent stakes. I could not help but laugh as he laid out the outrageous absurdity into which the R party has descended. It was very entertaining!

Morning Joe: If Republicans want to keep defending Trump, they’ll lose elections 10:33
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tH9kz2l0Dc

Eliseo,

A few glimmers of hope to avert that worst
nightmare scenario of a hot civil war; there are some notable “cracks” forming among the few GOP operatives even on Fox TV – I have a sense that if enough of their enabling zealots begin to turn, the whole lot of them may follow suit, cowards that they are. Christy is going all-out because he wants to settle a personal score; Nicky Haley is hemming and hawing but actually becoming a bit more emboldened. Bill Barr is finally speaking out of one side of his mouth – the good one (finally). A mortal penetration of Fox’s Wall of lies and denial would be quite a sweet turn of events.

Will,
Self-transcendence is harder for some than for others, especially when money or power are involved.

I’m hoping that “mortal penetration of Fox’s Wall of lies and denial” will not only be a “sweet turn of events” but as your use of the word mortal implies, … eventually fatal. And all of Murdoch’s empire as well.

Eliseo: I agree with your statement to me as you write — “When all is said and done, I strongly suspect Orange Man will be found to – (A) Have been a Russian asset or agent all along. – (B) As an asset or agent passed classified information to Russia while president.
(C) During post presidency either shared classified material with foreign agents, Russia and/or Saudia Arabia. – OR – (D) Was in process of negotiating a deal with Russian and/or Saudi agents for classified info.”

100 percent. Are you psychic? Have not been on site in months until today.

Forbes reports that foreign agents may have had an easy way into the resort, as it has found that Mar-a-Lago sought to employ 380 foreign workers from the years 2017 until 2022

https://www.rawstory.com/trump-mar-a-lago-2661315359/

Just heard the PBS Newshour and Judy Woodruff’s segment…the Trump supporters interviewed are DELUSIONAL and the lying right wing propaganda networks are to blame for feeding and inciting their delusions. Say prayers and make pujas to Pluto as he lands his final kabosh to the toxic side of Capricorn, in the service of our evolution, before he moves into Aquarius. Trump’s indictment by the DOJ, Pat Roberson’s passing, James Watt’s passing, Ukraine’s counter offensive, and I’m certain there is so much more… I feel like we are on a knife’s edge but also have confidence that i, and many of you elders who clung to the seeds of the counter culture, you know who you are, will find those seeds in a major growths spurt and even bearing fruit in the new era, post kabosh!

Angellight,
Welcome back! Glad to hear from you again.

The post to you was originally from August 26th, 2022 at 7:52 pm. I just thought it bore being reposted.

I suspect you are not the only one who posts here who agrees with what I wrote in August of 2022. I’m guessing there are many here who came to the same conclusions quite some time back.

As to your question – am I psychic?
Yes, unfortunately, very unfortunately.

Frank,
I wasn’t aware James Watt had passed. As I recall, he thought the Beach Boys were acid rockers! I believe he also said that we didn’t need to worry about the environment because when Jesus comes he’ll fix it if it is a problem.

May he have a better functioning brain in his next life!

I’m hoping the recent legal suit against Fox News is only the beginning. It may be the best way to take down the right wing propaganda networks. If there are a multitude of simultanrous such suits against these organizations we might be able to subdue and exterminate them. IMO this needs to be a conscious, organized, international effort.

As for counter culture seeds in major growth spurts bearing fruit in the coming new era, I see signs of that manifesting in several contexts.

Ellie’s latest video left me with a smile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFAfcN9AO3c

Kiwi,
Me too! I love Ellie! And that was to me her most uplifting video. The two dreams she described nearer the end were IMO probably very prescient, as well as good expressions of her intelligence, creative imagination and powerfully developed intuition.

The Pleasantville dream wherein Donald is at trial seemed plausibly prophetic to me. I strongly suspect unimaginably shocking and extraordinary facts will be revealed to the public during Donald’s several trials. The disturbing revelations will burst a lot of bubbles and cause many to rethink what they thought they knew and believed. The personal, one by one transformation of Pleasantville’s world of black and white into one of color is IMO an apt metaphor for what very well could happen.

The Pleasantville movie IMO is a pretty good representation of the fantasies of the MAGA crowd. Their sanitized, false memory of a time before the civil rights movement, the counterculture, modern art, the sexual revolution, rock and roll, feminism, Gay marriage, Roe-V-Wade, the decline of dogmatic religion, the ascent of New-Ageism, etc. etc., that nostalgia for a more repressed, and purportedly controlled time is in concert with their deeper fears. The sentence, “Make America Great Again!” refers to that very fantasy!

As brightly as they might falsely perceive it, the fantasy finds its dark roots in part in their primitive, undeveloped concept of deity, believing that if our culture does not conform to their hyper-conservative, radical vision of morality, that “G-D” will do to us all what HE did to Sodom and Gomorrah. Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson periodically expressed this belief, blaming the attack on the Twin Towers on our supposed misbehaviors, that G-D had withdrawn his Divine Protection from this, his favorite country.

Unfortunately, history shows us many confuse conscious self-control with repression; extreme personal repression, gives rise to larger political oppression, which gives rise to fascism. Fascists, be they Christo-fascists or other varieties project their fears onto others, often eventually coming to enjoin not merely persecution but elimination. They dwell in the false belief that eliminating those “others” will eliminate the anxieties and fears which haunt them so demonically.

It is not just Ellie’s belief, but mine as well this will not happen here in the US. It won’t go that far. Her intuition, her tarot readings and the astrology of our times don’t support what happened in Nazi Germany.

MAGA people see DJT as a latter-day American messiah. What will they do when his deep betrayal of the nation is laid out so blatantly no one can long ignore it? At first, they will deny, but in the long run many will ultimately accept they were conned, duped, fleeced, and bamboozled.

I’m not sure what might serve to alleviate the deeper anxieties and fears, often manifesting as anger, hate and violence of the MAGA folks. But Trump’s blatant betrayal and downfall might at least stimulate serious soul searching among at least some of them. At first, they won’t dare admit it, but hopefully they will eventually find a healthier and more realistic set of beliefs and understandings imparting an alternate sense of spiritual meaning in their lives.

As Ellie suggests, despite all the distorted MAGA “noise,” Donald’s multiple trial proceedings may well, one by one transform our citizens, even the MAGAotts, as in the movie Pleasantville from black and white consciousness into that of color. It may not occur instantaneously as in the movie, but the trials have the potential of being major teaching moments. The whole world will be watching.

As in the movie Pleasantville, may we all move from repression to self-awareness and enlightenment. May we all connect with the essence of who we really are.

Thankyou Kiwi for providing the link to Ellie’s latest video!

I suspected as much about you, Eliseo. For the last week I’ve been thinking about Glenda Jackson. Don’t recall hearing she was sick. I blame Pisces. It’s an uncomfortable club.

Eliseo: LOL on unfortunately being psychic. However, I think it is a good thing. And, thank you.

Arbo,
An uncomfortable club, indeed!
For me, Moon in Pisces, 10th House.
Possibly other astrological factors as well.
In my professional life it’s something I have to hide, and in several other contexts as well.
This blog is one of the very few contexts in which that aspect of my being is no big deal.

I’m sorry you experience the same species of discomfort. It is a nuisance and at times deeply painful.

Eliseo, arbo,

Saturn/neptune conjunct in my first house; Mercury in late Pisces in my sixth. Thank God Saturn redirects me to structure and order.

Hi Eliseo,

Putting your intuitive abilities to the test, I wonder if you can weigh in on this. Denise Siegel, a self professed psychic and astrologer on youtube had been having visions over the course of several years. It relates to the third and final crossing of the US Pluto return to occur in the early Fall of this year. She seems to feel there will be a horrific economic downturn at that time. Astrologically, she attributes this to the New York Stock Exchanges natal Saturn-Neptune opposition (26/27 Aries-Libra). Pluto will be stationing direct in t square to those degrees for the last time in early October.

Out of curiosity, I took a look at the ephemeris and was astonished to discover that there is an exact Mars-Pluto-Moon t square on October 7th several days before the actual Pluto station (October 10th). The precise Mars-Pluto square occurs on the 8th. Here’s the chart for the 7th….

https://i.ibb.co/QKgGh6n/MARS-PLUTO-MOON-T-Square.png

Hypothetically, the Trump debacle, the uncertainty in the economy and the Russian-Ukraine conflict could arrive at a maturation point by early October. Will we see some dramatic changes by then? Any thoughts on this? Here is one of Denise Seigel’s astrological postings from about 5 months ago. . . .

2023 Predictions

Video: 38 min 46 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uPGNrpEr6Q

will and Eliseo, late Pisces in the 4th House. Works real well with Scorpio rising…

An economic downturn in the early Fall does not bode well for Joe Biden (if he’s still the candidate & I imagine he will be)!

Hi Sharon,

The astrologer in question describes it as an economic downturn worse than 2008. If that scenario turns out to be true, our entire system of government could be in jeopardy.

Jerry,
In the video, Denise Siegel demonstrated she does indeed know financial astrology, but I found her presentation disorganized and partly incoherent. I could be wrong, but from the one video I saw, her knowledge of economics does not seem particularly deep. Finance and economics are not the same.

The challenges coming IMO will not be quite like what we’ve experienced anytime in the past century. Nevertheless, I’ll compare what may be coming to what we HAVE experienced in the last 123 years for the sake of understanding. IF… there is an economic/financial problem to develop in October of 2023 I see it as manifesting in one or more of several ways.

IF it happens, it is more likely to be a problem with inflation running out of control in concert with worldwide shortages. I don’t think it will result in massive unemployment as in the 1930’s. It could manifest something like what we experienced in the 1970’s, when Gerald Ford was president, and probably not nearly as bad as was the case in 1930’s Germany.

Those shortages, (oil, gas, wheat, zinc, phosphate, whatever) would most probably be the result of war’s disruption of trade. We are already experiencing that, particularly with wheat in countries wherein bread is a staple food. I hope I am wrong in anticipating more wars between various countries.

Except for inflation, the North American NAFTA economy is actually doing pretty well. But the world economy as a whole could be damaged seriously by the coming collapse of the Chinese economy. Despite the image they project, they have truly horrible, unfixable demographic and systemic problems causing their economy to weaken. Their system WILL collapse sometime in the next decade; we just don’t know when, as they regularly and normally falsify their data.

To a great degree India’s economy is a world of its own, separate from the globalized system. The same is true to a great degree for the NAFTA economy. Compared to the rest of the world, it is far more self-sufficient, but more involved than is likely healthy with that of China.

Joe Biden is leading the way in the re-industrialization of the NAFTA economy, AND also very importantly, the gradual decoupling with the Chinese economy. The questions are, how intertwined with them are we, and are we decoupling quickly enough? If they fall too soon, we are all in trouble. If we are sufficiently decoupled when they fall, it will matter a great deal less (to us).

It is also important to remember the NY Stock Exchange is not the whole economy. Furthermore, if Ms. Siegel’s astrological interpretations are in the right ballpark, it might be a matter of economic reorientation.

In December of 1941 and the months following, the US quickly reoriented the economy in order to win WWII. War or sudden, major climate catastrophe could force such a reorientation again.

I firmly believe there will be several economic reorientations necessary between now and the end of the century. I honestly expect certain climate and human tragedies will change our thinking dramatically. Technology alone will necessitate unprecedented economic reorientation. None of the economic “isms” we’ve developed in the last 500 years will do.

IMO, a “horrific economic downturn” in the early Fall of this year is not the only possible interpretation of the astrology Ms. Siegel is seeing. Disruption is not necessarily the same as catastrophe. A number of disruptive events are conceivable that might change things, some good, some bad, some both.

At the end of the video, she stated the changes Pluto renders are in the long run positive. I agree, and intuitively do not see anything quite as dire as what either of you have described for that time period. Presently, I don’t see anything coming in the Fall which would place blame on Mr. Biden or the Dems, or wreck the economy or government.

And if something “horrific” does occur, my feeling is we’ll get through it and use the experience as a springboard from which to make the necessary repairs and improvements.

Nevertheless, just in case, I’ll polish up my antennae and focus for the next few months on the autumnal period you identified. You never know, and none of us are omniscient.

Eliseo,

Good analysis. Denise Siegel’s presentation does appear slightly disorganized, not polished as you point out. However, to her credit she was spot on regarding the shakiness of the economy in the early part of 2023 (February and March) with confidence regaining by mid year (this video was taped in early January). This seems to be an accurate reflection of what has occurred. Her perception that the economy will again start drifting downward in late September with a rapid decline in October seems to echo what most economists are predicting. The general consensus is that there will be a recession in the third quarter. Experts are divided however on how serious the recession will be. If Europe is any gauge, and present trends continue, evidence suggests we are indeed heading towards some type of slowdown in world growth….

Germany, World’s Fourth Largest Economy, Enters Recession

Germany economy contracted slightly in the first quarter, and thereby was in recession after negative growth in the fourth quarter of 2022.

NDTV
May 25, 2023

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/germany-enters-recession-after-gdp-falls-for-2nd-successive-quarter-4065116

Funny observation.

Pulitzer Prize winner and journalist for the WA-Post,
Eugene Robinson on Morning Joe June 16th, at the 21st minute:

In reference to DJT’s “affectionate” and fetishistic relationship with the stolen documents:

“Yeah, in addition to being a bad person, Donald Trump is a deeply weird person.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hb18UmxcyQ

Jerry,
The Germans have an intelligently designed, better banking and credit system than much of Europe, but terminal demographics. Furthermore, their industry is almost totally dependent on the natural gas they were buying from the Russians, now gone. For a number of reasons we’ve known from the beginning of the Ukraine war the German economy was toast and will not rally in the foreseeable future.

The French will dominate Europe and eventually re-establish their empire. But that won’t save the EU. The EU system is very badly designed and will eventually fracture and dissolve. You don’t establish a common currency without first having established a common banking system! Requiring unanimous vote of all member nations to establish policy ultimately means no policy.

If Russia loses the Ukraine war, their huge nation will likely fragment simultaneous with the fragmentation and death of the EU.

Jerry,
It is good I think to also keep in mind we are not in a normal economic situation. Many economists are analyzing data on the basis of classical theories which nowadays do not apply or apply poorly. Worldwide labor costs have been unaturally and extremely low for over two decades. That’s changed now.

In regards to the video from Denise I think it would be prudent to listen. As she says “I would caution people to be very careful until after this year.”

Some of the best minds on Wall St. agree. Many believe we are in the midst of an everything bubble which has yet to unwind. It cracked in 2022 but is now soaring again to very extreme levels of overvaluation based upon the misguided belief the Federal Reserve will be able to backstop any losses in the future which is now becoming deeply concerning.

“At present, our most reliable equity market valuation measures remain more extreme than at any point in history prior to July 2020, with the exception of a few months directly surrounding the 1929 peak, and two weeks in April 1930. Meanwhile, our primary gauge of market internals remains unfavorable, based on uniformity and divergence of market action across thousands of individual stocks, industries, sectors, and security-types, including debt securities of varying creditworthiness. Those conditions may change, but for now we continue to estimate the likelihood of negative 10-12 year S&P 500 total returns, with the prospect of interim losses on the order of -60%. I recognize that these projections seem preposterous, but that is the situation that more than a decade of Fed-induced, yield-seeking speculation has now created for investors.” 

https://www.hussmanfunds.com/comment/mc230424/

Jeremy Grantham co-founder and long-term investment strategist at GMO, one of the world’s most well-respected asset management firms on the Super bubble:

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

Deutsche Bank’s top minds put U.S. recession chance near 100%—and say avoiding a hard landing would  be ‘historically unprecedented’

https://fortune.com/2023/06/15/economy-recession-federal-reserve-powell-deutsche-bank-hard-landing/

“What a big week for the major global central banks – one increase (ECB), two no actions (Fed and BOJ), and a cut (PBOC). In all cases, there was a sense of things kind of slipping away. It’s been a while since markets questioned whether Beijing has everything under control. At both the Fed and ECB, central bankers face inflation and stability risks, with loose conditions and speculative Bubbles on a crash course. The Bank of Japan locked in reckless rate and monetization policies is inviting a currency crisis”

http://creditbubblebulletin.blogspot.com/2023/06/weekly-commentary-nietzsche-on-bubbles.html

Central banks are at the heart of the problem and the astrology concurs:
“The US Federal Reserve has tr Pluto opposition the Neptune at zero degrees Leo in 2023/24 which usually indicates devastation of sorts and paralysis running for two years after; followed by tr Neptune square the Saturn Pluto conjunction in 2025/26 which won’t be much better. The Bank of Russia has an equally blocked and scary tr Pluto square Mars at zero degrees Taurus in 2023/24.  The European Central Bank has Neptune at 1 Aquarius catching the tr Pluto hard aspect in 2024/25. The Bank of Australia also highlights 2024/25 as years of panic and uncertainty.  The Bank of China is nerve-stretched in 2022 and worse in 2024 to 2026 with tr Neptune and Solar Arc Neptune both in hard aspect to its overly confident Uranus opposition Mars Jupiter which will deflate confidence considerably.”

https://star4cast.com/pluto-into-aquarius-shock-waves-through-central-banks/

And now as the markets again soar toward all time highs and to add to the theme of 1929 throughout many of the takes above:
“The last time Jupiter was conjunct the North Node in Taurus was in May of 1929, just 5 months before the stock market crashed. Under Jupiter’s influence the stock market soared in a bull market never quite seen before. Beginning with Hoover’s election in January 1929, everyone jumped on the band wagon in an investment frenzy. The markets were soaring, and everyone wanted to make a killing. But by the time Jupiter slowed for its retrograde station in late September, the market was already dropping, and then just shortly after Jupiter’s station  in October it crashed. Jupiter can be bountiful. It can also be really tricky. It gets us by appealing to our own greed and overconfidence.” 
https://www.astrologybylauren.com/new-blog/2023/5/25/jupiter-conjunct-north-node-in-taurus-2023

This cycle Jupiter will retrograde on September 4, 2023.

Every time this economy/market has been on the cusp of a deep and systemic purging of excess it has been miraculously resuscitated…so far. If and when it finally does pop it could be brutal. If we are to truly embrace Pluto in Aquarius and the changes to come that are desperately needed then some sort of reckoning must be had in order for true change to unfold. It’s highly possible we are very close to the beginning of a tectonic shift in perception.

Eliseo,

Inflationary pressures forced the Fed to raise interest rates from nearly zero to 5.25 per cent in a little over a year, an increase so rapid that it created a lot of unintended financial imbalances in world currencies and in the market place. The Fed is now signaling another round of rate hikes in July and August. This would presumably throw the Euro currency into even more stress. The proverbial rubber band could snap. A friend of mine who works for the UN had an extraordinary vision some 15 years ago wherein an unbelieving public was shocked by the collapse of the Euro. Is that possible? The October 8th Mars-Pluto square will be forming a t square to the Euro natal Saturn (26 ’46 Aries). Here’s the Euro currency chart….

https://www.astro.com/tmpd/cbe0fileE1OGJb-u1686894577/astro_2atw__business_euro_introduction.61236.193113.png?193113

Could The Euro Collapse?

Reuters

Analysts have described 2022 as “the worst year in the euro’s history”. However, the euro’s relevance has been in decline for the last two decades. Its share of global official holdings of foreign exchange reserves was 20.6% at the end of 2021, down from around 25% in 2003.

The euro has lost 16% of its value against the dollar over the past year and is trading at the lowest since December 2002.

The single currency is currently 20% lower than its average since 1999.

The strength of the European monetary union would come under more pressure if the inflationary crisis were to result in a protracted economic recession. During periods of rising inflation and shrinking household incomes, the widening of political divides among member countries may also contribute to the rise of populism and jeopardise the Union’s stability.

To prevent the euro from collapsing, the authority in charge of controlling inflation, the European Central Bank, must bring inflation expectations back under control, which requires hiking interest rates decisively.

It is a bitter but necessary pill to swallow in order to avoid further negative outcomes for the euro.

Depreciation in 2022

One of the key drivers of the euro’s depreciation against the dollar in 2022 has been the widening of the monetary policy gap between the Federal Reserve and the ECB.

The Federal Reserve started hiking interest rates in March; this was followed by further, faster hikes. The ECB, however, was slower to act, only announcing its first rate-hike in July 2022.

However, the euro’s decline against the dollar is not solely attributable to widening interest rate differentials. The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has had significant negative effects on the Eurozone’s macro fundamentals, weighing on external accounts and the confidence of households, businesses, and foreign investors.

Continued…….

https://www.reuters.com/plus/could-the-euro-collapse?

Again. While astrogical aspects can provide a timeline for when they will play out they cannot provide their magnitude. Will transit Jupiter conjunct a natal Sun mark a lottery win or just a feel good day or a Saturn aspect to that same Sun presage a down in the dumps day or a broken leg?

If the financial systems of all the nations of the world should fail the physical geography and the billions of people on the earth would still exist (as have the planets of this solar system for millennia).

I agree with Eliseo’s whole piece but will just quote the following from it.

“By: Eliseo on June 17th, 2023 at 4:57 am”

“And if something “horrific” does occur, my feeling is we’ll get through it and use the experience as a springboard from which to make the necessary repairs and improvements.”

If financial systems fail I believe they do so because of the machinations of the money changers in the temples.

Recoveries from the failures are of their doing also and because of that always favor them.

They set up the world crash of 2008. In America, how many from Wall Street went to prison after the crash?

The movie “The Big Short” is based on that little piece of history. It’s a good watch.

The economy makes no sense because for the last 40 years the supplysiders have manipulated it into something that serves them and their selfish purposes.

For the economy to work it has to be more equitable than it is now. Not because of any softhearted sense of fairness but because it doesn’t matter how much supply a business has, there has to be a buyer with money or the supply sits in the warehouse, costing money.

Buyers are easily influenced and those with the product to sell employ ad agencies to tell the public what it has to have to be happy, aka what’s in the warehouses.

So what does the buyer do? Uses a credit card with the highest rate of interest allowed. Even if it IS forbidden in their bible. It was tax deductible for the average person until Reagan snatched it away and gave it to his handlers.

Buying on credit, when not managed cautiously, leads to big debt. But when you can set interest rates and then lend the money, you get to keep all the cookies, so to speak, and buyers are just so many marks to be manipulated. There’s an end to that game, but there lies the road to a Dickensian society.

I think that’s what the Calvinists want. They believe having all the cookies means their version of a god loves them more than it loves the other schnooks.

My sense isn’t always trustworthy, but it’s been saying that Joe/Jo Public probably isn’t buying it anymore.

The reality is that the real indicator of the economy isn’t the stock market. Even though the money people will say that we all benefit or are harmed by the Market because we all participate in this part of the economy, it’s not the real indicator.

The real indicator is how well the average person – aka those with little money and no power – is doing at things like having a satisfying job that pays enough to finance one’s life. To be able to pay a reasonable rent or house payment, to afford to shop at the stores, to buy power for your vehicle or pay your bus fare so you can go to work and keep the cycle going.

We had that before Reagan – just the front man, mind you – because the money was spread over a wider area and so was power. This isn’t something I’ve read about, it’s something I’ve experienced. Things have deteriorated.

I remember when Gov Reagan took affordable higher education away from the baby boomers because he didn’t want to finance their rebellion. If you don’t know the story you could look it up.

My hope is that the public is realizing they’ve been sold a lot of snake oil by the guy who told them their government is their enemy.

PS – Inflation is driven by corporate greed.

Bob & Arbo,
What you both wrote was brilliant, simple, and accurate. I agree enthusiastically with you on all points.

Arbo,
“I think that’s what the Calvinists want. They believe having all the cookies means their version of a god loves them more than it loves the other schnooks.”

LOL to the 10th power! So true. So true.

Jerry,
Yes, IMO the Euro will eventually fail unless the Europeans conduct a constitutional convention to completely restructure the EU itself. When? I don’t know.

All I know is as I said above. It is completely insane and staggeringly stupid to create a common currency without firstly establishing a common banking system. There are 28 EU nations, each with its separate banking system, each with different rules and practices. Furthermore, each nation has veto power over all major decisions.

The EU is analagous to the US under the Articles of Confederation, only worse. Although they made their choice for the wrong reasons, IMO it was prudent for the Brits to leave such an imbalanced and insanely patched together, broken system.

Interesting discussion and comments on the economy.

What is beguiling to me is that most the action in the real estate market is happening with buyers using cash only. And the homes are getting snatched up often before they even go on the market. My brother is a mortgage banker and he is astonished about the level of cash buying and selling. There are lots of peeps out there with a s–t ton of cash. I am not a good economic analyst at all – but there’s a ton of commerce going on n the U.S. I live near a rail for freight; Chicago is absolutely nested in a snare of dozens of different freight train lines. Its like watching a veritable river flowing with high-ticket durable goods -miles of cars transporting hundreds of shiney new John Deere tractors. I’m not rich – just a working guy with a small self-funded 401K and the funds I receive for my professional work. I continue to be astounded by what people are spending on expensive concert and event tickets, eating at upscale restaurants, ordering from pricey wine lists and scoring primo cannabis products at the various dispensaries. There’s a sea of money out there and its being spent liberally. Although I very much enjoy seeing such prosperity, I remain stunned as I witness the enormous ocean of cash that is out on the street. Can’t figure it at all. What I know for certain is that if a person desires building wealth and concentrates on building that wealth, they can do it here in the USA and are doing it here in the USA. Its mind-blowing and at times inspiring.

Hi Bob,

We’re just looking at the trends. Nothing definitive mind you. Pluto is about death, debt and transformation. A Pluto return is a rare occurrence in a nations history since it only occurs once every 248 years. The 2008 financial crisis began with Pluto stationing direct at 28 Sagittarius on September 8th, 2008 in sextile-trine to the New York Stock Exchange natal Saturn-Neptune opposition. Some astrologers feel this was primarily responsible in precipitating the bankruptcy of Lehman Bros and a near meltdown of the US financial institutions. Disaster was averted with a massive infusion of liquidity to the banks. The ability to stave off another wave of bankruptcies however is very near impossible this time around due to the lack of funds created by the recent artificial debt ceiling debacle. Essentially the coffers are dry. The damage wrought by the upcoming Mars-Pluto t square to the NY Stock Exchanges Saturn in October could be inestimable.

There is also the upcoming North Node/ Eris conj. (25 Aries). It will be within two degrees of this October 8th Mars-Pluto square (Eris is considered a dwarf planet often regarded as the sister of Mars, the God of War)…..

North Node Conjunct Eris in Aries 25 degrees (written by A Bigger Picture.com)

At the start of September 2023, the North Node of Fate starts to conjunct Eris. This conjunction in Aries is at the midpoint between Neptune at 26 degrees Pisces sextile Uranus at 23 degrees Taurus, and Algol at 26 degrees Taurus.

This follows after Eris squared Pluto within 4 degrees orb, and Pluto squared the Nodes of Fate EXACTLY and Eris went into retrograde on 21 July 2023… and both continue on this retrograde trajectory, while in square…

The following article explains why Pluto’s energy is so HIGHLY PRONOUNCED in the collective consciousness from April to November 2023, and why the new movie Oppenheimer is so significant for this time…

Pluto’s Ingress into Aquarius 23 March 2023, Atomic Change for Mankind and the Movie Oppenheimer

In hindsight, when Pluto came onto the scene in 1930, it was all about the human collective / individual choice wether for mankind/the individual to destroy itself, or to look within for soul purpose, which is what Pluto as first trans-Neptunian object entail from a metaphysical perspective… Read this article to find out what the new movie Oppenheimer has to do with the atomic bomb, great power, destruction, toxicity and in context to the Bhagavad Gita.

On the release date of the movie in the USA (7/21/23), Pluto squares the Nodes of Fate EXACTLY and Eris goes into retrograde… From April to November 2023 the Nodal axis is in a t-square with Pluto demanding intense change, soul evolution, inner transformation and being emotionally truthful. In July 2023 Pluto squares the Nodes of Fate tightly all month also while the South Node is finishing its sojourn in sign of rulership Scorpio.

Continued…..

https://www.abiggerpicture.com/pluto/aquarius

In case the trailer to the film Oppenheimer that was discussed in the above article was missed (it was embedded in the article) for the readers benefit, I am duplicating here……

Oppenheimer

Video: 2 min 2 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK6ldnjE3Y0

My apologies. That was an embedded link. Here is an active link that should work.

Oppenheimer

Video: 1 min 58 sec

https://youtu.be/qAWEb0h43lU

In regards to the video from Denise I think it would be prudent to listen. As she says “I would caution people to be very careful until after this year.”

“At present, our most reliable equity market valuation measures remain more extreme than at any point in history prior to July 2020, with the exception of a few months directly surrounding the 1929 peak, and two weeks in April 1930. Meanwhile, our primary gauge of market internals remains unfavorable, based on uniformity and divergence of market action across thousands of individual stocks, industries, sectors, and security-types, including debt securities of varying creditworthiness. Those conditions may change, but for now we continue to estimate the likelihood of negative 10-12 year S&P 500 total returns, with the prospect of interim losses on the order of -60%. I recognize that these projections seem preposterous, but that is the situation that more than a decade of Fed-induced, yield-seeking speculation has now created for investors.”

https://www.hussmanfunds.com/comment/mc230424/

“Jupiter grows all things though. It can bring positive trends, but it can also exaggerate the negative. One of the ways it does that is with an over-optimism that oversteps its bounds. The last time Jupiter was conjunct the North Node in Taurus was in May of 1929, just 5 months before the stock market crashed.

Under Jupiter’s influence the stock market soared in a bull market never quite seen before. Beginning with Hoover’s election in January 1929, everyone jumped on the band wagon in an investment frenzy. The markets were soaring, and everyone wanted to make a killing. But by the time Jupiter slowed for its retrograde station in late September, the market was already dropping, and then just shortly after Jupiter’s station in October it crashed. Jupiter can be bountiful. It can also be really tricky. It gets us by appealing to our own greed and overconfidence.”

https://www.astrologybylauren.com/new-blog/2023/5/25/jupiter-conjunct-north-node-in-taurus-2023

This cycle, Jupiter will retrograde on September 4, 2023.

Central banks have resuscitated markets going back several decades to Greenspan with the Fed ‘put’ and people have now come to believe there is no risk as CB’s will back stop losses. The froth created by central banks globally is unprecedented and valuations are again reaching extremes this summer. Agree with the comments about the market not being the real economy but if devastating market losses are in the offing it will have a major implications everywhere.

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers here but also to all men. You embody the spirit of manhood & fatherhood, as protector, caregiver, money-earner, leader, fur-baby father, father towards non-birth children & adults, (as well as towards yourself!), leader & protector of nations, tribes, families and the planet! This does not preclude the fact that women have these qualities but men are socialized to have them AND much of it is biology and deserves to be celebrated. My own dad had a few flaws but he was a wonderful human being, loved by many for his caring nature & actions, his love & humor, and he was a great dad.

On another note, Troubled by these reports of bribes to Joe & Hunter & the allegation that there are 17 audio tapes, etc., even though it could be a made-up narrative, at least to some point. We cannot just dismiss it out of hand but need to be open to what the truth says.

What does the astrology say? Please don’t respond with definitive opinions. We have to be prepared for anything.

https://www.cnn.com/2023/06/15/politics/republican-reaction-alleged-audio-recordings-biden-bribery-scheme/index.html

https://theintercept.com/2023/06/13/hunter-biden-fbi/

Thanks, Eliseo. That was Newt Gingrich who talked about cookies at whatever point it was that he began to blow the whistle on his own lack of character.

Sharon, I say to the Sedition Caucus, “Show me the money and quit asking Biden when he stopped beating his wife.”

Will, when you talk about the plentiful cash that so many have – its the result of 40 years of trickle down economics and three massive tax cuts. All through the post war period until Reagan, we had top tax brackets of 70% and few loopholes. Now it seems anyone who makes more than a million a year pays nothing. It is madness and the billionaires and their stooges in the GOP keep pushing for more and more.

We need a wealth tax along with higher rates on high income earners and remove all the loopholes.

Over 50 trillion dollars has gone from the lowest 90% to the top 1% since the 80’s.

https://time.com/5888024/50-trillion-income-inequality-america/

will, the people with cash, aka “investors,” are often foreign investors, because we don’t prohibit it. This isn’t a secret but could be easily missed in all the manure. Ask your brother about it.

Lenders have moved on from average Americans with their two and three jobs who probably aren’t buying concert tickets or eating out because they have a lot of debt. Unless they’re younger people who have always lived with significant debt.

And as was just pointed out by silcominc, some have cash because they don’t pay federal taxes.

this interview regarding disinfo and psychological operations is rather scary regarding elon musk etal – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8LBUEZyW3w

Hi Sharon,

I had noticed tr. Saturn was in fact square to Biden’s natal Uranus back in early April. It will once again square in late September and late December. What that portends I’m not quite sure. It may not necessarily relate to that legal question you were asking about. Andre of Astrology Alert put something out on this very issue some 5 months ago. Here it is…….

Is Biden in TROUBLE with his RECORDS Problem?

Video: 5 min 43 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwsK4MlRoiI

Hi Sharon,

I had noticed tr. Saturn was in fact square to Biden’s natal Uranus back in early April. It will once again square in late September and late December. What that portends I’m not quite sure. It may not necessarily relate to that legal question you were asking about. Andre of Astrology Alert put something out on this very issue some 5 months ago. Here it is…….

Is Biden in TROUBLE with his RECORDS Problem?

Video: 5 min 43 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwsK4MlRoiI

Sorry for the duplicate posting. I’m rather puzzled by it. Don’t know how that happened.

Jerry, Thank you very much for the info. I’m more worried about the current investigations where there is an informant who was supposed to have given recordings to the FBI that document that Joe & Hunter were being paid millions by Burisma, the Ukranian natural gas co., in return for influence (something like that). I don’t know too much about aspects but tr. Saturn sq. Biden’s natal Uranus might just mean more negative publicity. It doesn’t sound like it’s serious enough to reveal real evidence against him.

Sharon, a foreign national claims he has 17 tapes of conversations with the Bidens in which he bribed them, according to Chuck Grassley. But, Grassley says, maybe they don’t exist after all. But how will he know unless the FBI shows them “their work.”

Neither Grassley, Comer, Jordan nor Ron Johnson will attest to anything except that some crook told them the tapes exist because he taped them while committing a bribe. So they’ve just heard about this, they have no evidence.

This is a ploy to get a look at what the FBI has that the “investigators” have no right to see but might find useful in their quest to destroy Biden.

And, of course, in some quarters Biden is now a wife beater, so to speak. What the aspects say is not that he’s guilty but that he’s being attacked.

Burisma is the new Whitewater – much ado about nothing.

Thanks, Arbo, Silcominc et al.

Sharon,

“Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers here but also to all men. You embody the spirit of manhood & fatherhood, as protector, caregiver, money-earner, leader, fur-baby father, father towards non-birth children & adults, (as well as towards yourself!), leader & protector of nations, tribes, families and the planet! This does not preclude the fact that women have these qualities but men are socialized to have them AND much of it is biology and deserves to be celebrated. My own dad had a few flaws but he was a wonderful human being, loved by many for his caring nature & actions, his love & humor, and he was a great dad.”

Lovely. Thank you!

arbo,

Your point about foreign investors has gravity. My observations are hardly scientific – but out on the streets it feels does not feel like a recession – and anyone my age knows that they feel like. My brother is scraping by as a mortgage loan officer due to the ever-disappearing need for mortgages because of the mounds of cash.

silmonic,

I have no problem at all with wealth taxing; I remember my grandfather in the 1950’s; he was a self-made multi-millionaire, lived in a grand mansion and had all of the trappings of wealth. He was paying close to 80% on some of his income at the same time we had a healthy and growing middle class. Aside from unadulterated greed and hoarding, there is no reason why multi-millionaires and billionaires can’t be paying their taxes. Its an outrage.

I’m not concerned about the so-called damning Biden recordings involving his son and bribes from foreign energy companies. Its another raw-meat scare hit-job the rabid right has conjured up with a hope of gaining traction. And regarding him beating his wife – I don’t see any sign of that. As the orange manatee of vanity from Mar Lardo sinks deeper into criminal liabilities, we’ll probably hear some fantastically nasty spins from the Maga crowd in their efforts to deflect the hell that is coming their way.

will, lots of cash is always suspicious because real estate is a swell laundromat. When only investors are buying they drive up market values by refinancing. That’s what happened the last time investors got serious about being landlords and living off someone else’s rent.

When there are few long term mortgages there’s nothing stabilizing the market. But when all the investors care about is the bottom line, the real economy suffers as money is sucked out of one class – say a middle one – by another class who wants to have more cookies than it can possibly eat. They’re hoarders. At some point there won’t be anything left for them to monetize.

The talk has been of a coming recession for a while, but what I’ve noticed is high prices that feed the investors’ bottom line, which skews the economy.

As for wife beating: back when reporters wrote stories on typewriters and yelled questions at subjects, there was a kind of question that made a statement in the form of a question, referred to as a “When did you stop beating your wife?” question. Didn’t matter that the guy never beat his wife. The thought was out there for people to believe. It’s what keeps the crazed right going and Fox News, et al on the air.

In the NYT, the Ezra Klein Show has a podcast on “What the heck is going on with these UFO stories?” Very interesting conversation, he asks great questions. Sorry, I’m unable to create a link but if you had a podcast app you can look it up. Pluto in Aquarius?? Would love to know what you all think about this.

Frank,
RE: Ezra Klein’s podcast show
“What the Heck Is Going on With These U.F.O. Stories?” 1:11:27
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjAyxA4sI1k

You are right. It was a very interesting interview and podcast. I had read Leslie Kean’s book, Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife, a couple of years ago, but not her work on unidentified aerial phenomena. Her work is high quality. She’s a good scholar and writer who adheres to scientific method as much as possible considering the unusual subject matter she covers. She’s not into fantasy.

Please consider these seemingly disparate facts, and let us connect the dots.

Fossil evidence reveals there have been at least 14 different species of hominin which evolved on Earth, all of whom except for ourselves, as far as we know, are extinct. As time passes, we keep discovering more past varieties of hominin.

Descriptions of various “aliens” by folks who’ve purportedly been in direct contact with them are of beings with bodies homologous to ours. They are upright, have a torso, head, face, two eyes, two arms, two legs, etc. The only thing they “apparently” lack are any discernible external genitals. In other words, presuming they are physically real, they look like beings which evolved here on Earth, NOT elsewhere.

Starting 130,000 years ago the Earth went through a 15,000 year interglacial period warmer and with higher sea levels than what we have presently. Most geologists call this the Eemian period, but depending on the continent it is also referred to as the last interglacial, the Sangamonian Stage, the Ipswichian, the Mikulin, the Kaydaky, the Valdivia and Riss-Wurm.

We homo sapien sapiens (yes to be correct sapiens is repeated twice) have conducted civilization for about 6000 years, and only after the weather became sufficiently favorable for agriculture.
An unknown variety or species of hominin, or perhaps some other type of intelligent species operating within a 15,000 year interglacial would have had time to develop an advanced civilization and technology 9000 years beyond ours.

But far more vast, is the universe itself, so vast our adjectives and adverbs are pitifully inadequate. Math is the only language through which we can weakly begin to comprehend it. Knowing how mind-bendingly vast are the distances, and the cosmic speed limit being the speed of light, is it not more plausible these beings might have evolved here?

I do not state this as fact, but as tentative hypothesis. My supposition is they are NOT “aliens!” They are not extraterrestrial! They are Eemians!

For whatever reason, they eventually relocated their civilization into the safety of the deep oceans. And why do they severely limit contact with humans? Because from their point of view, we are dangerous, violent, mental and moral retards!

Oops! Somehow, two paragraphs preceding the paragraph beginning with But far more vast…
did not appear!

They are

The objects our Navy and Air Force pilots have tracked and recorded travel about 20 times the speed of sound. When they “escape” our pilot’s tracking they do not go up, like to a mother ship, but down, often into the ocean.

We’ve only explored about 5% of our oceans in any detail. The ocean depths and ocean floor are an extremely vast area we have barely touched. We are literally more familiar with the surface of our Moon and Mars than we are of our own oceans.

Frank,
RE: Ezra Klein’s podcast show
“What the Heck Is Going on With These U.F.O. Stories?” 1:11:27
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjAyxA4sI1k

You are right. It was a very interesting interview/podcast. I had read Leslie Kean’s book, Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife, a couple of years ago, but not her work on unidentified aerial phenomena. Her work is high quality. She’s a good scholar and writer who adheres to scientific method as much as possible considering the unusual subject matter she covers. She’s not into fantasy.

Please consider these seemingly disparate facts, and let us connect the dots.

Fossil evidence reveals there have been at least 14 different species of hominin which evolved on Earth, all of whom except for ourselves as far as we know are extinct. As time passes, we keep discovering more past varieties of hominin.

Descriptions of various “aliens” by folks who’ve purportedly been in direct contact with them are of beings with bodies homologous to ours. They are upright, have a torso, head, face, two eyes, two arms, two legs, etc. The only thing they “apparently” lack are any discernible external genitals. In other words, presuming they are physically real, they look like beings which evolved here on Earth, NOT elsewhere.

Starting 130,000 years ago the Earth went through a 15,000 year interglacial period warmer and with higher sea levels than what we have presently. Most geologists call this the Eemian period, but depending on the continent it is also referred to as the last interglacial, the Sangamonian Stage, the Ipswichian, the Mikulin, the Kaydaky, the Valdivia and Riss-Wurm.

We homo sapien sapiens (yes to be correct sapiens is repeated twice) have conducted civilization for about 6000 years, and only after the weather became sufficiently favorable for agriculture.
An unknown variety or species of hominin, or perhaps some other type of intelligent species operating within a 15,000 year interglacial would have had time to develop an advanced civilization and technology 9000 years beyond ours.

The objects our Navy and Air Force pilots have tracked and recorded travel about 20 times the speed of sound. When they “escape” our pilot’s tracking they do not go up, like to a mother ship, but down, often into the ocean.

We’ve only explored about 5% of our oceans in any detail. The ocean depths and ocean floor are an extremely vast area we have barely touched. We are literally more familiar with the surface of our Moon and Mars than we are of our own oceans.

But far more vast, is the universe itself, so vast our adjectives and adverbs are pitifully inadequate. Math is the only language through which we can weakly begin to comprehend it. Knowing how mind-bendingly vast are the distances, and the cosmic speed limit being the speed of light, is it not more plausible these beings might have evolved here?

I do not state this as fact, but as tentative hypothesis. My supposition is they are NOT “aliens!” They are not extraterrestrial! They are Eemians!

For whatever reason, they eventually relocated their civilization into the safety of the deep oceans. And why do they severely limit contact with humans? Because from their point of view, we are dangerous, violent, mental and moral retards!

Thank you Eliseo! Fascinating hypothesis! Now you’ve got me wondering about the myths of Atlantis and Lemuria and if they were Eemian civilizations??

Frank,
You should also check out Sundaland. It was a huge subcontinent larger than India which existed during the glacial maximum 21,000 years ago. In context of glacial maximum it was an ideal location for possible agriculture and the development of civilization, (on the equator.) We know from DNA evidence, linguistic and mythographic evidence a large number of humans were there.

Rising sea levels created three successive floods, 14, 000 years ago, again 11, 500, and 8000 years ago hich destroyed it. What’s left after the 120 meter cumulative sea level rise are Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Indonesia, etc.

Wikipedia has an article on Sundaland. Also a book by Dr. Oppenheimer, Eden in the East. I suspect India gained its wisdom and advanced knowledge from rishis who were refugees from Sundaland. It could be the primary basis of our very much distorted and messed up legends of Lemuria.

5 reasons why top economist Mark Zandi says ‘this time is different’ and he’s ‘betting against’ a U.S. recession

https://fortune.com/2023/06/21/5-reasons-why-no-recession-soft-landing-economy-mark-zandi-moodys/amp/

Eliseo,

The last paragraph to the article characterizes Mr Zandi as a perpetual optimist. Could his projections be wrong?…..

“….Of course, like every economic prognosticator, Zandi has been confident that recessions wouldn’t occur before, and been mistaken. In September of 2007, for instance, just months before the Global Financial Crisis kicked into full gear, Zandi said he believed a downturn wasn’t likely. “I’m fundamentally optimistic we won’t see job loss,” he said at the time.”

Recessions and bull markets from what I gather are all part of the cyclical nature of finance. You can’t have one without the other.

Understanding Market Cycles: The Bull and the Bear

https://uncommoncentsinvesting.com/financial-planning/understanding-market-cycles-the-bull-and-the-bear/

Silcominc

Re: Russian Coup Underway?

In my May 31st 7:09 am post, this is partially what was written. The timing of it is astonishing……

June 26, 2023/ The Mars-Uranus square (21 ’30 Leo-Taurus)

What makes this aspect so remarkable is that Mars is right on Putin’s Pluto/Moon Lillith/South Node stellium conjunct his midheaven in square to tr. Uranus…….

Putin — Planets, Powers & Problem by R. McNary (Putin’s chart enclosed)

A large share of the world looks at Vladimir Putin as an autocrat, dictator, tyrant, and even a murderer. Many of that number even live in Russia. Over the years, Putin has sided with Bashar al-Assad in quashing dissent in Syria and squelched the Chechens when they sought their own freedom. He invaded and annexed Crimea in 2014.

But, that’s not all. Vladimir Putin hasn’t just tended to “national business” over his years as he changed jobs from president to prime minister and back from 2000 to the present. Putin has also been responsible for poisoning and sometimes killing some of the individual dissenters in the likes of Alexander Litvinenko — Vladimir Kara-Murza — Viktor Yushchenko — Anna Politkovskaya — Sergey Skripal — Petr Verzilov -Alexey Navalny.

Much of Putin’s actions have been well publicized. Even his predations of individuals and their liberties have managed to reach public view through the press. But likely, we in the West know only a portion of his horrific actions.

Still, Vladimir is a many-sided being. Let’s look at a few of those sides. We will draw on clues from his horoscopes and other sources not commonly referenced by the media.

Continued……

https://robertmcnary.medium.com/war-times-fbbe9890258

Russia’s chart calculated for December 25, 1991 5:45 pm Moscow is equally in the crosshairs with natal Pluto at 21 Scorpio forming a t square to the June 26th Mars-Uranus square. Jude Cowell explores the dynamics of the Russian chart here:

https://www.starsoverwashington.com/2017/12/horoscope-russia-flag-raised-december.html

More in-depth coverage on the developments in Russia can be found here……

Russian Coup Fears: Wagner Group Creates Unrest In Moscow

Video: 15 min 37 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tktoPchQf6Q

Well, although a “deal” has apparently been struck between Prigozhin and Putin, Russia cannot even trust herself – both of these guys are masterful at deception and media manipulation. I’m thinking these two will be engaged in a vicious game of dark psychology and will ultimate devolved into civil war. Just my guess.

Will,
I concur. I see a high probability the Russian Federation will devolve into civil war, eventually breaking up into several nations. Although the chaos might remind us of Russia’s withdrawal from WWI and the Russian revolution, unlike a bit over a century ago, I don’t think they will coalesce into another empire. I think the divisions will likely remain.

Implosion seems to be the common thematic thread in the news. Not just the submersible, but the Russians, Trump, and the R’s in Congress who can’t get along with one another.

My 2 cents. Shrewd Putin made the Wagner Hroul head an offer he couldn’t refuse & in return he will help in the Ukraine war from a base in Belarus joined by the Belarussians. I don’t feel too optimistic about this one.

Wagner Group

marjorie has written on Prigozhin/russia
https://star4cast.com/russia-putins-rabid-dog-turns-on-his-master/

Eliseo,

“Implosion seems to be the common thematic thread in the news. Not just the submersible, but the Russians, Trump, and the R’s in Congress who can’t get along with one another”

Pithy!

kiwi,

“Birth dates of individuals are not always reliable but Putin’s 4th Term, 7 May 2018 11.05pm is sound. It described a brutally ruthless and violent administration but one that was prone to revolution and destabilization with Mars Pluto in Capricorn square Uranus. Tr Pluto started to square the Uranus this February, repeating now and extending on and off, into and throughout 2024. This is a classic topple-off-perch moment for a leader. Worse still the Solar Arc Pluto is conjunct the Mars exactly now and in effect for a few months which is trapped, high-risk, enraging, paralysed.”

Da! Delicious!

Will,

July 9, 2023 8:54 AM EST

Mars 29 ’26 Leo quincunx Pluto 29 ’26 Capricorn

With Pluto conjunct the Wagner warlord Prigozhin’s natal Saturn (29 ’26 Capricorn – no orb) in quincunx to tr. Mars, does that suggest Putin will try to assassinate Prigozhin and will that provoke a backlash – civil unrest? Here’s Prigozhin’s chart:

https://star4cast.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/yevp.png

Putin’s 4th term chart (May 7th 2018 11:05 am Moscow) provided by Marjorie Orr has natal Uranus at 29 ’32 Aries. The July 9th Pluto will square natal Uranus with tr. Mars in trine…….

Coup that ALMOST Killed Putin. More Rebellions Coming, This is not the END

Video: 20 min 3 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmxHL2QcPF0

Sharon K,
Not feeling optimistic is quite undestandable. But in all probability things are not what they seem.

Prigozhin denies Lukashenko ever proposed the deal the Russian press says the Wagner chief agreed to. He says he stopped to prevent Russian against Russian bloodshed. Whether there really is a deal is debatable, and if there is one there is no guarantee they’ll keep to it.

This is likely just the beginning. Prigozhin has publicly said that they were lied into the Ukraine war, that Russia was NOT about to be attacked by Ukraine, Nazis, or NATO, that the premises for war were entirely false. He challenged the credibility of Putin and especially his generals. He claims the generals duped Putin, a claim which makes Putin look weak, a perception no autocratic, dictatorial “strongman” can abide and survive.

I suspect several peculiar twists and turns in this murder mystery are yet to come.

The Horoscope of Vladmir Putin (by Steve Judd)

Video: 12 min 30 sec

https://youtu.be/CoaJLXjTGWw

Apparently, various astrologers use different dates and times for the construction of the Republican party natal chart.

Jessica Adams uses October 12th, 1853 at Major Blake’s Hotel in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Denise Siegel and Noel Tyl use March 20, 1854 at 6:30 PM in Ripon Wisconsin, which from what I can gather is the most popularly used date and time.

Lynn Koiner also locates the chart in Ripon Wisconsin, but on Feb 28 1854 at 9:00 PM!

Unfortunately, I did not find the dates and times used by Steve Judd, Andre Kahr, or Marjorie Orr.

Question #1:
Does anyone here have a strong opinion as to which date and time is correct for the R party?

Question #2:
Has anyone here developed an overall astrological opinion, or know of any youtube astrologer or essayist who has looked seriously at the transits for the national Republican party for election day November 5th 2024?

As I recall, that’s a few days before Pluto enters Aquarius and continues through Aquarius for the next 20 or so years. I’m guessing it is likely we will see significant 12th House transit activity in the natal R chart. But that presumes we have a reliable birth time of day, or good rectification – which I doubt.

Your opinions? Conclusions? Observations?

I present some data and work I have done trying to find a birth chart for the GOP that responds to events as reflected by astrological charts for some political events.

I believe the Republican Party history in the last century gives good reason to think the Sibly and Republican Party charts are correct or nearly so. See how they interact with each other when shown together. The GOP has heaped much more trouble on the nation by far than Dems.

Some of the main problems birthed by the GOP:

Republican president Warren G. Harding,Teapot Dome scandal; Republican president Herbert Hoover, the Great Depression; Republican president Richard Nixon’s abuse of power – Watergate; 1980 election – Iran hostage’s held until after Reagan sworn in – then released immediately without negotiations; 2000 election – Presidency given to Republicans by Supreme Court loaded with Republican appointees (4 by Reagan, 2 by H.W. Bush, and 1 by Ford); George W. Bush, started 2 wars in less than 3 years (17 months – Afghanistan on October 7, 2001, and the Iraq War March 19, 2003); still under Bush in 2008 economic crash, 2016 election of tRump with probable collusion with Russia.

Sibly chart with GOP chart

https://i.imgur.com/6cU5mY7.gif

GOP with Sibly

https://i.imgur.com/1cJlWMI.gif

More days:

Nadir-November 8, 1932-Hoover loses massively to FDR.

Peak-November 4, 1952-Ike wins big, returning GOP to WH after 20-year drought.

Nadir-November 3, 1964-Goldwater’s massive defeat leads to questioning about the viability of the party.

Nadir-(August 9, 1974-November)-Watergate: Nixon resigns, Ford pardons, GOP suffers massive mid-term defeats.

Peak-November 4, 1980-Reagan wins big; ushers in the conservative Reagan Revolution.

Peak-November 8, 1994-GOP wins big House victories; becomes majority party after four decades.

From WA-Post
Officials question whether truce will hold in Kremlin, Wagner standoff
Many are watching to see if Vladimir Putin sacks his military leadership — and if Yevgeniy Prigozhin remains quietly in exile
By Shane Harris, Michael Birnbaum, Greg Miller, John Hudson and Amy B Wang
Updated June 25, 2023 at 8:08 p.m. EDT|Published June 25, 2023 at 2:17 p.m. EDT

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/06/25/blinken-putin-wagner-group/

Excerpt:
“What just happened? One minute, Prigozhin had taken over a key military headquarters in the south running Russia’s war machine in Ukraine. The next, he had agreed to a truce brokered by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who’s more accustomed to playing second fiddle to Putin than intervening between warring factions.

“Why did it calm down so quickly, and how come Putin’s puppet Lukashenko got the credit?” asked one senior European diplomat, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe private discussions. “What impact will it have on Russia’s defenses, and are there going to be any personnel changes in the military leadership?”

Western officials also were unsure about what terms had been reached between Putin and Prigozhin to end the rebellion, and whether the peace would hold.

One Western intelligence official was skeptical that Prigozhin would remain quietly in Belarus, echoing speculation that he will either be killed or will continue to challenge Russia’s military establishment from abroad.

Watching the Wagner column head toward Moscow on Saturday, the official had predicted that Russian troops were unlikely to put up much resistance if they had been persuaded by his arguments that military leaders were to blame for the disastrous war. Prigozhin had said on social media that the Russian public hadn’t been told the truth about the setbacks in Ukraine, including about the extraordinarily high number of dead Russian troops. U.S. military figures have estimated casualties in the hundreds of thousands.

Bob Seely, a member of British Parliament who serves on the foreign affairs committee that has been investigating Wagner for two years, wondered if Putin feared his own military might not carry out his orders to stop Wagner forces from entering the capital. Earlier on Saturday, before the truce, Putin had described the Wagner fighters as traitors during a televised address to the nation.

“Would Putin have been able to order a lethal airstrike?” Seely asked. “Could Putin have actually killed Prigozhin on route? Or was it so bad for Putin that he couldn’t,” meaning that his grip on power was too tenuous? If Putin demanded that Russian forces attack and the answer was no, Seely said, “then Putin was in a desperate stage.”

“I can’t see this peace lasting,” Seely added, “because either Prigozhin is unstable and will continue to attack and seek to finish Putin off, or Putin will silence him in some way — financially, politically or physically.”

Jul 6 1854 NS, Thu
4 pm +5:37:36 LMT
Jackson, MI
42°N14’45” 084°W24’05”

http://i.imgur.com/S6vw83Y.gif

http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/islandora/object/niu-lincoln%3A36235

THE PITTSBURG CONVENTION.

THE FIRST CALL.

A call for a National Convention was issued January 17,1856, for a meeting to be held at Pittsburgh Pa., on the 22d day of February, 1856.

WASHINGTON, D. C., January 17,1856.

To the Republicans of the United States:
In accordance with what appears to be the general desire of the Republican Party, and at the suggestion of a large portion of the Republican press, the undersigned, chairmen of the State Republican Committees of Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin, hereby invite the Republicans of the Union to meet in informal Convention at Pittsburg, on the 22d February, 1856, for the purpose of perfecting the National Organization, and providing for a National Delegate Convention of the Republican Party, at some subsequent day, to nominate candidates for the Presidency and Vice-Presidency, to be supported at the election in November, 1856.

On the evening of February 21st an informal meeting of delegates to the Convention was held in the parlors of the Monongahela Hotel, Pittsburg, for the purpose of a preliminary arrangement of the Convention. After consultation, it was decided to select one man from each state, and request them to meet at 8 o’clock next morning.

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RE: When was the RNC founded?
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JohnTWB
Message 1 of 4 , Jun 23, 2007
BIRTH OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE

RNC born: February 22, 1856, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The national party’s executive organization was born on February 22, 1856 at the first national party organizing convention, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s LaFayette Hall [note: the Hall, a brick building near Wood Street and Fourth Avenue, since was torn down, in 1895]. And, naturally or [for the politically naive] shockingly, this national founding event was atthe outset rigorously rehearsed the night before, in a secret meeting convened by the Party controlers. The following morning the controlers first convened the Party cadre at 8:00 am, 2 hours before the convention formally opened. Undoubtedly, the Republican elite wanted to ensure that the results of the Convention would be in accord with their own special-interest ‘patriotic’ desires. Source: BIRTH OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY: With A Brief History Of The Important Part Taken By The Original Association Of The National Capital, by Lewis Clephane, Esq., [ who was its first presiding officer as well as prime mover in organizing the Republican Party of the United States.]

Lewis Clephane’s pamphlet commemorates a reunion of the surviving members of the Republican Association of 1855-1861, which reunion was held in Washington, D.C. on January 26, 1889, a little more than 2 months after a Republican was again elected to the White House in 1888. Interestingly enough too, the nickname of the Republican Party, GRAND OLD PARTY, didn’t get attached to the Republicans until 1888. Previously, the nickname had been used by Southern Democrats. After the Republicans won back the Presidency with Rutherford B. Hayes and Congress, for the first time since the Grant administration, the Chicago Tribune proclaimed: “Let us be thankful that under the rule of the Grand Old Party … these United States will resume the onward and upward march which the election of Grover Cleveland in 1884 partially arrested.”

Of the 26 persons who composed the founding membership of the Republican Association [which was regarded as the National Organization] only 7, including Mr Clephane, were alive by the time of the reunion in January 1889. As Clephane recalled, in the early part of June 1855, Clephane and 4 others conceived the idea of forming a political Association, the cadre of a future national political party. On the 19th of June, 1855, a small club was organized and issued its platform of principles presenting its case for Anti-Slavery: in the main the non-extension of slavery into the Territories; it formally registered under the name and title: THE REPUBLICAN ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON, D.C. On January 17, 1856 the Republican Association published and circulated an appeal to the friends of the cause throughout the country to organize clubs, however small in number, and send a list of their officers to the Republican Association to be recorded, for the purpose of sending them documents and general political information, sending it with the Republican Association’s platform of principles, its Constitution and By-Laws. The result of this was that Clubs sprang up all over the country, eventually at the rate approaching 50 a week, which were duly registered by State, county, and, as far as possible, by school district, together with a list of their officers. The Republican Association explained that: “We propose to act in concert with the Republican members of Congress, and all Associations that may be formed throughout the States, similar to our own, as a “National Committee,” for the dissemination of political information among the masses.”

We now come to the time when the Republican Party was first to become national in scope, consolidated into a national party organization, The Republican National Committee. The Republican Association was largely responsible for its formation and organization. Prior to that time, from the the latter half of 1854, in a number of Eastern and Midwestern States, Republican Party organizations were started, but had not yet felt strong enough to stand as part of a broader organization; instead they generally limited themselves to finding common ground with other parties for the purpose of carrying some local election. The call for a National Convention was issued by the Republican Association on January 17, 1856, for a meeting to be held at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on February 22, 1856. The circular letter stated; “In accordance with what appears to be the general desire of the Republican Party, and at the suggestion of a large portion of the Republican press, the undersigned, chairmen of the State Republican Committees of Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin, hereby invite the Republicans of the Union to meet in informal Convention at Pittsburg, on the 22nd February, 1856, for the purpose of perfecting the National Organization, and providing for a National Delegate Convention of the Republican Party, at some subsequent day, to nominate candidates for the Presidency and Vice-Presidency, to be supported at the election in November, 1856. . . . A. P. Stone, of Ohio . . J. Z. Goodrich, of Mass. . . David Wilmot, of Pa. . . Lawrence Brainerd, of Vt. . . William A. White, of Wis.”

According to Clephane [who was Secretary of the Republican Association from its inception] the Republican Party as a national political organization came into existence as a result of this event, on February 22, 1856. The national organization’s sponsors [controlers] met the night before the Convention, on the evening of February 21, in order to rehearse the Convention’s agenda. It was decided that the Party leadership meet first, at 8:00 am on the morning of the 22nd, one man from each State for what was referred to as “private consultation.” As Clephane describes it: “To carry out this plan required great secrecy and an entire night’s work. We succeeded in getting some eight or ten present in the morning [8:00 am], among them, as far as I can remember, Owen Lovejoy, Illinois; William Dennison, Ohio; E.D. Morgan, New York; Governor K.S. Bingham, Michigan; J.W. Stone, Massachusetts; C.M.K. Puleston, New Jersey; and myself [Lewis Clephane, Washington, D.C.]. At this little meeting we laid out a plan for the organization of the Convention, and fortunately carried it out in all its details without anyone outside of ourselves being the wiser. So afraid were we that our plans would get out that we even selected Owen Lovejoy to open the Convention with a prayer. At this conference I proposed Mr. Francis P. Blair [Editor, Globe newspaper, Baltimore] for President of the Convention . . . He was elected to preside over the Convention.” [Thank God, there are no conspiracies in American politics!]

The following resolutions were passed during the day’s national Convention: “On motion of William A Sackett of New York: Resolved, That the Central Republican Association at Washington D.C. is recognized by this Convention as an important branch of the Republican organization, and to it we delegate the duty of extending information from that point to the people throughout the United States by the circulation and distribution of documents and speeches. . . . Judge Spalding moved that the proceedings of the Convention be published in pamphlet form by the Republican Association of Washington, D.C., and that a committee be appointed to raise funds. . . . Carried. . . . Mr Ripley of New Jersey moved an adjournment sine die. . . . Not recognized by the Chair. . . . John A. King of New York: ‘Brethren, we have nobly, gloriously, and temperately achieved the great work. Let us stand firmly where we are, and in the coming strife let us “quit ourselves like men.” Mr. President, I now move that this Convention adjourn sine die’.” The Convention appointed an Executive Committee to call a convention for the nominating of candidates to be supported for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States. The committee met in Washington, D.C. on March 27, 1856, for that purpose. After two days of sessions at the Willard Hotel a written circular calling for the nominating convention was drafted [quote]:

“To the People of the United States: . . . The People of the United States, without regard to past political differences or divisions, who are opposed to the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, to the policy of the present administration, to the extension of slavery into the territories, in favor of the admission of Kansas as a free State, and of restoring the action of the federal government to the principles of Washington and Jefferson, are invited by the National Committee, appointed by the Pittsburgh Convention of the 22nd of February, 1856, to send from each State three Delegates from every Congressional district, and six Delegates at large, to meet in PHILADELPHIA, on the seventeenth day of June next, for the purpose of recommending candidates to be supported for the offices of President and Vice-President of the United States” [June 17-19, Musical Fund Hall, Philly] . . . [signed by TWENTY TWO State organization representatives as the “National Committee”] #01 E.D. Morgan, New York; #02 Francis P. Blair, Maryland; #03 John M. Niles, Connecticut; #04 David Wilmot, Pennsylvania; #05 A.P. Stone, Ohio; #06 William M. Chase, Rhode Island; #07 John Z. Goodrich, Massachusetts; #08 George Rye, Virginia; #09 Abner R. Hallowell, Maine; #10 E.S. Leland, Illinois; #11 Charles Dickey, Michigan; #12 George G. Fogg, New Hapshire; #13 A.J. Stevens, Iowa; #14 Cornelius Cole, California; #15 Lawrence Brainerd, Vermont; #16 William Grose, Indiana; #17 Wyman Spooner, Wisconsin; #18 C.M.K. Paulison, New Jersey; #19 E.D. Williams, Delaware; #20 John G. Fee, Kentucky; #21 James Redpath, Missouri; #22 Lewis Clephane, District of Columbia. . . March 29, 1856.

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sisterbellabee
Dec 12, 2015

Hello, someone asked about the date for the upcoming Republican convention. It is scheduled for July 18-21 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio, I don’t have the agenda or timing for the opening..

Data for:

Republican National Committee

Feb 22 1856, 8:00 am, LMT +5:19:59

Pittsburgh PA 40°N26’26” 079°W59’46”

RNC – 1st national convention opens

Jun 17 1856, 8:00 am, LMT +5:00:39

Philadelphia PA 39°N57’08” 075°W09’51”

Either of these event charts show Trump’s natal Gemini/Sag lunar eclipse having synastry affect (Saturn for the Committee, and the SU/MO axis for the first convention. Notice the progressed new moon happening for the chart of the organizational RNC (Feb 22 1856 chart) opening at the time of this 2016 scheduled convention.

Data quoted below is from John TWB Blazingstar.

Sincerely, Sherri

Republican Party

Feb 28, 1854 – Rippon, Wis (8 pm)

Mar 20, 1854 – Rippon, Wisc – 50 men, 3 women and one child protest

Kansas-Nebraska bill – first mass-meeting that cut ties and advocated

new name.

July 6, 1854 – Jackson, Michigan – first Republican party convention

Feb 22, 1856 – Pittsburgh, PA – First *national* Republican

convention that

gave birth to the RNC

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JohnTWB
Sep 13, 2006
Happy Birthday, G.O.P.

October 12, 1853; February 28, 1854; March 20, 1854; May 16, 1854; May 23, 1854; July 6, 1854

The nickname of the Republican Party, GRAND OLD PARTY, didn’t get attached to the Republicans until 1888. Previously, the nickname had been used by Southern Democrats. After the Republicans won back both the Presidency with Rutherford B. Hayes and Congress, for the first time since the Grant administration, the Chicago Tribune proclaimed: “Let us be thankful that under the rule of the Grand Old Party … these United States will resume the onward and upward march which the election of Grover Cleveland in 1884 partially arrested.”

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The Republican Party evolved in 1854, thirty years after the early Springfiled Republican Newspaper was established in Springfield, Massachusetts 1824. The founder was by Samuel Bowles. The newspaper pronounced for the early Republican faith as against that of the Federalists and was ready for progress in democracy. During the 1850’s when the issue of slavery forced divisions within the existing Whig and Democratic-Republican parties, The Springfield Republican called for establishment of the Republican Party dedicated to states’ rights and a restricted role of government in economic and social life.

Maintained in Eugene V. Smalley, A Brief History of the Republican Party, From its Organization to the Presidential Campaign of 1884 (New York: John R. Allen, 1885) is that after the final vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to extend slavery into the Northwestern Territory, voted on May 22, 1854, twenty House Members coalesced themselves into a group they titled “The Republican Party.” Henry Wilson’s History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America (Boston: Osgoo, 1872) goes on to explain further that this party’s name was settled upon by a meeting of some thirty members of the House of Representatives, on the day after the May 22nd House passage of the Kansas-Nebraska bill, that is, May 23, 1854; and that the leader of the meeting, Israel Washburn, of Maine, began using the term immediately as a party name. This highly controversial bill was enacted when signed into law by President Franklin Pierce on May 30, 1854.

More recently, there is no little controversy about where and when the first formal organization of the Republican Party was founded. The earliest claimaint contends that this happened as early as October 12, 1853 in Exeter, New Hampshire. A local New Hampshire historian has published research demonstrating that Congressman Amos Tuck actually started the local organizing effort in New Hampshire in 1845 that “later” became the Republican Party in 1853. And let’s not overlook Ripon, Wisconsin, on March 20, 1854 [more, here below]; and Freedom, Allegany County, New York, on May 16, 1854; and Jackson, Michigan, on either February 28 or July 6, 1854. Not a one of these now longstanding claimants really has much more credibility to go on than that of Exeter, New Hampshire, if one is thinking “national political party.” Now having acknowledged all this, the trouble is that argument over the question of priority becomes a tempest in a teapot. It reminds one of the discussions about the historical significance of the Mecklenburg Declaration of May 20, 1775 @ 2:00 a.m. LAT, and its supposed part in the later birth of the U.S.A.. As a piece of Charlotte, North Carolina history, inspiring in the telling, yes; national in scope, no.

However, be that as it may. Over two years ago, on March 9, 2004, the Ripon,Wisconsin claimants-crowd pulled off what some believe, rightly, to be a legislative “coup.” Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold, one of the more liberal Democrats in Washington, played the “all politics is local” card by joining Congressman Tom Petri in slipping through a resolution giving the official federal government stamp of authenticity to Ripon, Wisconsin’s long standing disputed claim to being the birthplace of the Republican party, on March 20, 1854.

The “coup”: . . . Well, since Feingold in the Senate joined Petri in the House in moving a resolution to make Ripon’s claim federally “official;” their resolution became the beneficiary of being buried in the larger text of other legislation that day, part of a roster of routine bills that a few senators and congresspersons may not have bothered to read; Witness that the Ripon resolution was passed unanimously, including the votes of the New Hampshire, reportedly since then furious for being hoodwinked. Whatever! Now Ripon’s still dubious claim to priority fame in the Republican Party local birthplace sweepstakes is legislatively official, eventhough the word “Republican” wasn’t introduced in the proceedings of that March 20, 1854 event. American secondary educationalists can now look forward to history textbooks repeating this claim as fact, yet another historical event that must be unquestionably true because the government says it is.

108th CONGRESS
2d Session

S. CON. RES. 96
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 9, 2004

Referred to the Committee on Government Reform

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first meeting of the Republican Party in Ripon, Wisconsin.

Bob,
Many Thanks! All data you supplied is helpful. I suspect November 5th, 2024 will be another nadir for the R party.

Climate catastrophes for the party of climate change denial will be politically catastrophic as well. Combined with revelations of overtly traitorous action plus major demographic shifts, the logical conclusion would be probable death of the R party.

Unless they flip their ideology (as did the Dems in 1930’s) I see them having sufficient difficulties as to have to “go out of business” during the Pluto in Aquarius plus Pluto in Pisces era. 40 + years of a diminishing presence in legislatures, congress and the presidency would I think be a party killer.

I believe the current national raging fever will eventually pass and the US and allies will become stronger and more just than ever.

Interesting assessment:

Prigozhin ‘Could Come Back Like Napoleon’ To Take Putin Down

Video: 8 min 13 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLuz1YisuYw

Jerry,

All so interesting!

Eliseo,

Good luck with your GOP natal chart. Barfed a little bit with the one March 20 date. Schpilkas!

My speculation:
I suspect Yevgeny Prigozhin and Vladimir Putin each possess damning information on one another. I suspect each is blackmailing the other.

Putin can’t risk ordering Prigozhin’s arrest because he can’t trust his soldiers or police to carry out the order. It would be very humiliating were he to order the arrest and it not be done, and could precipitate civil war. The Wagner mercenaries loyal to Prigozhin are far better soldiers than regular Russian soldiers. Putin also knows they could capture him if they so chose.

I suspect Prigozhin has provable information on Putin which would cause his downfall as a minimum.

Eliseo,

Another potential scenario for the July 9th Mars – Pluto quincunx (29 Leo – 29 Capricorn) in the Russian – Ukraine conflict is that these are the coordinates that precisely conjoin NATO’s Saturn – Jupiter quincunx (29 Leo – 29 Capricorn). Here is NATO’S chart:

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

Will Putin bomb the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant and thus drag NATO into the conflict?

Zaporizhzhya, Inside Job: Russia’s Most Likely Nuclear Weapon Isn’t A Missile

Ukraine is warning about a possible terrorist attack on the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, which Moscow’s military has occupied since the early days of the invasion. The U.S. Senate warns that, in that case, NATO is ready to enter the war.

June 24, 2023

-Analysis-

The Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine recently reported that Russia is considering an attack on the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant. The plant, the largest in Europe, has been occupied by Russian troops since the very early days of the full-scale invasion.

Russian troops have turned the plant into a heavily fortified military base: the reactor’s cooling system is mined, and ammunition depots have reportedly been placed in the radioactive waste storage department. Moscow’s military also runs the plant itself, and even Russian nuclear experts who were transported to Zaporizhzhya take orders from local generals.

The area around the station is mined, and missiles and ballistic missiles have been launched from nearby bases. Observers from the International Atomic Energy Agency can no longer get to the plant, and their previous visits were useless.

Continued…….

https://worldcrunch.com/focus/russia-ukraine-nuclear-risks

More info on the nuclear power plant scenario…..

Russians ‘Seen Wiring Explosives’ Near Nuclear Power Plant In Zaporizhzhia

Video: 6 min 24 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4REzpCfjYg
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Ukraine Warns of Russia Nuclear Plant Attack Plot

DW
June 22, 2023

The Ukrainian president says a plot has been uncovered showing that Russia might stage a “terrorist” incident — including the release of radiation — at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Thursday that Ukrainian spies have received information showing Russia is considering carrying out a “terrorist” attack at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant.

While there have been persistent fears about the enormous nuclear plant throughout Russia’s war in Ukraine, the breach of a dam that provided the plant’s cooling water has exacerbated concern.
What we know about the alleged plot

Speaking in a video statement on the Telegram platform, Zelenskyy said Kyiv was sharing information about the Russian-occupied facility in southern Ukraine with European allies, the United States, China and India.

“Intelligence has received information that Russia is considering the scenario of a terrorist act at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant — a terrorist act with the release of radiation,” he said. “They have prepared everything for this.”

Continued……..

https://www.dw.com/en/ukraine-warns-of-russia-nuclear-plant-attack-plot/a-66002826

Although the voter’s rights decision handed down by SCOTUS today is cause for relief, I believe the outside pressure to impose ethics and principles upon the SC Justices is having a beneficial effect for our democracy. I say keep the pressure on high until the likes of Thomas and Alito are dropped from the bench. I for one would like to see this court torpedoed with a shakeup to cleanse itself of what CJ Sotomotor succinctly defined “the stench” of corruption.

Will, ditto. I am very excited about today’s decision (which was applauded by Obama) https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/supreme-court-rules-republicans-north-carolina-elections-dispute-rcna68630)
as well as the recent decisions, one this week and another in the past few weeks, to allow AL and LA to create another majority black district that had been squeezed out by the gerrymandering!

Thomas strongly dissented on the AL decision. He is an anomaly to the human race & a traitor to his race (a self-hating African American?)

I believe the Kavanaugh & Coney Barrett, along with Roberts, voted with the so-called Liberal arm of the SC in all 3 cases.

Sharon,

Hear, hear. I am still slack-jawed to know that this elite group who judges for our entire society is without any self-governance whatsoever. The unmitigated gall! Its incredulous! What were our founding fathers NOT thinking?

Jerry,
“Will Putin bomb the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant and thus drag NATO into the conflict?”

It would be shocking but not surprising were the Russians to commit such an insanely stupid, vindictive act. As the Russian command is so absurdly splintered, disconnected from and inimical to one another, an order to blow up the plant might not come from Putin; it could also occur as the result of miscommunication.

“The U.S. Senate warns that, in that case, NATO is ready to enter the war.”

Certain senators have been loud and bellicose about the possibility, but they are posturing. The US Senate does not decide when or what military action NATO will enjoin. NATO commanders make those decisions in concert with their heads of state.

Considering the potential problems for their own troops with radiation from such an event…IF the Russians were to pull such a crazy stunt I would think it more likely in the context of a withdrawal as opposed to an advance. I can see them potentially blowing up the plant as a “parting shot” in the context of a withdrawal.

Normally, I would calculate the odds of such an event as pretty slim. But crazier, stupider things have happened, often perpetuated by Russians who’ve had too much vodka. Were it to occur NO ONE would be on their side, not even the Chinese or North Koreans. It would be the stupidest diplomatic and military mistake of the last 6000 years.

Does the astrology support something that colossally stupid and destructive?

SCOTUS
The Supreme Court first assembled on February 1, 1790, in the Exchange Building in New York City — then the Nation’s Capital. Chief Justice John Jay was, however, forced to postpone the initial meeting of the Court until the next day since, due to transportation problems, some of the Justices were not able to reach New York until February 2.

The earliest sessions of the Court were devoted to organizational proceedings. The first cases reached the Supreme Court during its second year, and the Justices handed down their first opinion on August 3, 1791 in the case of West v. Barnes.

(From a defunct link)When did the Supreme Court first meet?

The first meeting of the Court was scheduled to take place in New York City on Monday, February 1, 1790, but the lack of a quorum (only three of the six Justices were present) delayed the official opening until the following day, Tuesday, February 2, 1790.

http://www.supremecourt.gov/about/institution.aspx

Also(prob the best)

i_predict Msg 21624
Posted By: blazingstar1776 Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:22 am

[7] LUNA, 4H = 24-Vi-51: February 2, 1790 @ 13:14:14 LMT + 4:56:04 [=1:00 p.m. LAT]

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.]

i_predict, Msg 23936
Posted By: blazingstar1776 , Tue Jan 5, 2010 8:36 pm

The 1790 supreme court chart @ lower Manhattan (NYC) captures the inaugural ceremony convened at 1:00 p.m. local apparent time, which makes it 13:14:14 hrs LMT +4:56:04. Note the Moon anti-culminating @ 24-Vi-52

John

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.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/72244.html

https://imgur.com/SON44QQ

Will & Sharon K,
In so many areas and on multi-levels the tide is turning. It’s not yet a rout, but will be – probably by January of 2025. The SC decisions are in harmony with the flow of the whole.

SCOTUS AGAIN

The Supreme Court first assembled on February 1, 1790, in the Exchange Building in New York City — then the Nation’s Capital. Chief Justice John Jay was, however, forced to postpone the initial meeting of the Court until the next day since, due to transportation problems, some of the Justices were not able to reach New York until February 2.

The earliest sessions of the Court were devoted to organizational proceedings. The first cases reached the Supreme Court during its second year, and the Justices handed down their first opinion on August 3, 1791 in the case of West v. Barnes.

(From a defunct link)When did the Supreme Court first meet?

The first meeting of the Court was scheduled to take place in New York City on Monday, February 1, 1790, but the lack of a quorum (only three of the six Justices were present) delayed the official opening until the following day, Tuesday, February 2, 1790.

http://www.supremecourt.gov/about/institution.aspx

And

i_predict Msg 21624
Posted By: blazingstar1776 Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:22 am

[7] LUNA, 4H = 24-Vi-51: February 2, 1790 @ 13:14:14 LMT + 4:56:04 [=1:00 p.m. LAT]

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.]

i_predict, Msg 23936
Posted By: blazingstar1776 , Tue Jan 5, 2010 8:36 pm

The 1790 supreme court chart @ lower Manhattan (NYC) captures the inaugural ceremony convened at 1:00 p.m. local apparent time, which makes it 13:14:14 hrs LMT +4:56:04. Note the Moon anti-culminating @ 24-Vi-52

John

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.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/72244.html

SCOTUS CHART

https://i.imgur.com/SFCwAjX

Though I too am relieved at the SCOTUS ruling – let us not loose sight of the fact that they ruled on a crazy theory espoused by the racist and anti-semite Rhenquist who offered the concept in Bush v Gore (as a foot note) because the Fl State Legislature under the direction of GOP candidates brother was saying they would run their own set of electors if SCOTUS did not rule in their favor. As Rick Hasen, one of the nation’s top election law experts says…

“But let’s not lose sight of how the goal posts have moved. As I explained in the Times piece and elsewhere, the goal posts have moved so much that keeping the status quo looks like a victory.”

https://electionlawblog.org/?p=137129

In the original SCOTUS chart the zenith (a true 90° from the Asc) is at 353°27′. The chart’s natal Saturn at 352°35′ is conjunct it.

Perhaps that is an indication of a conservative leaning overall.

That chart also has Jupiter conjoined the IC but the chart’s Saturn opposition to it’s Moon in addition to it’s square to the Asc gives the edge to traditionally conservative arguments I think.

Eliseo,

Hear, hear. Thank God for breath of sanity in the midst of this miasma of corruption and crime.

I am heat-sick that three SCOTUS justices failed to join the majority. And of course Thomas and Alito had to be two of the dissenters. We need to be merciless in the demand that SCOTUS adopts and publishes their own carta of clear and succinct guiding principles and ethics. We can’t lose focus on this – it is beyond absurd and preposterous for this utterly unrestrained elite club to be so unguided and unruly.

The Kremlin has stated they will abolish the Wagner Group. Why? It has become so robust and influential as to create a serious power imbalance, a clear and present danger within their political system.

The Wagner Group MUST be eliminated!

BUT….The Wagner Group owns and operates the slave labored gold and diamond mines in Africa, sources of wealth the Russian state is deeply and heavily dependant upon.

The Wagner Group MUST be preserved and maintained!

Russia:
Damned if they do. Damned if they don’t.
In any and all cases, damned!

Eliseo,

You asked “Does the astrology support something that colossally stupid and destructive?”

Pluto square the nodes (exact July 23rd) highlighted by the recent April 29th solar eclipse could be a turning point. For one thing, if a major deliberate radiation leak from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant were to happen, oil prices would rise dramatically, because Russia is one of the largest exporters of oil.

Pluto Square the Nodes of the Moon
by Lauren. com

……..Perhaps the most significant transit this year, is the one being highlighted by the Solar Eclipse on April 19-20th: Pluto square the Nodes of the Moon. This transit began to close in as soon as Pluto entered Aquarius on March 23rd, but we were already seeing evidence of something going on weeks before that. this included the sudden and inexplicable series of bank collapses beginning with the run on the Silicon Valley Bank in California. The financial world is expected to be unpredictable when Uranus is in Taurus as it has been since 2018, and will be through 2025. Especially as it has been conjunct the North Node in Taurus. But with South Node in Scorpio, and Pluto now at the bending of the Nodes, Pluto is the one challenging the financial world.

The sorts of things you can expect from Pluto transits to the Nodes are some sort of societal, economic or political changes in the world. The Nodes are not actual planets, these are places where the eclipses are, or are going to be occurring. The Solar Eclipse on April 19-20th at 29º of Aries, is closely square Pluto at 0º of Aquarius. When planets are square, or at the bending of the Nodes, it can feel like we are in a place of transition. Pluto will be at the bending of the Nodes for most of this year, from now through the end of October. The Nodes are in the financial signs of Taurus and Scorpio. And because Pluto is the modern co-ruling planet of Scorpio, it would not be unusual to see some impact on the economy.

Pluto, however, is primarily concerned with Power: who has it; who or what is leveraging that power; how they use or abuse that power; and what they do with it. This includes economic and financial power. But Pluto and the Nodes will be straddling between, and changing signs during this period. So some of the other things we might be concerned with Pluto at the bending of the Nodes might be: Authoritarian Regimes, Corporate and Political Corruption, the Abuse of Power and Wealth; capitalism run amuck; and the fall from grace of strong and powerful leaders.

How will this affect us as individuals? Most of us will be witnesses on the scene. But there could be whole groups that will be more affected than others by some sort of political, economic or social change. And then there are those individuals who have sensitive points in their charts from 27º of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn) or the first 3 degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius), who are or will be experiencing big changes in their own personal lives as well. These may or may not be directly or indirectly related to what is going on in the world at large, but could still feel as if they are straddling an abyss between one phase of life and another.

Here is the 2023 Pluto square Nodes time line:

March 23rd: Pluto entered Aquarius and closes in with the square to the Nodes in Taurus/Scorpio

April 20th: Solar Eclipse at 29º Aries 53’, is square Pluto at 0º Aquarius

May 1st: Pluto stations for its retrograde phase

May 17th: Jupiter enters Taurus while square Pluto at 0º Aquarius and conjunct the North Node in Taurus.

June 11th: Pluto returns to Capricorn

July 17th: The Nodes leave Taurus/Scorpio and enter the Aries/Libra axis while exactly square to Pluto at 29º of Capricorn. July and August is when the transit of Pluto square the Nodes will be at its most exact. It will be from the Solar Eclipse on April 19th thru July that we might expect the most activity associated with the Pluto/Nodal transit.

October 11th: Pluto stations for its direct phase at 27º Capricorn 53’, while the Nodes are at 24º 55’ Aries/Libra. At this point they will begin to separate, so that the influence will be gradually lessened. However the repercussions and consequences of what transpires during this transit could be felt for months, perhaps years to come.

Pluto square the Nodes is about saying goodbye to one era or phase of life even as we are giving birth to another. This is a turning point in our lives.

Continued…….

silcominc,
“the goal posts have moved so much that keeping the status quo looks like a victory.”

Absolutely and unfortunately true. I lament it every day.

Mr. Putin, Trump, our sociopathic billionaires and their sociopathic corporations, and our blood red radical right R’s are also stage managers in the unfolding drama. Their strenuous efforts will in the long run achieve the opposite results they desire. They create the crises which alert us to the holes and flaws in the system.

IMO, Mr. Biden is piece by piece laying the foundation for a 21st century upgraded version of the “New Deal.” The question is, who will be our next FDR?

Eliseo,

You asked “Does the astrology support something that colossally stupid and destructive?”

Pluto square the nodes (exact July 23rd) highlighted by the recent April 29th solar eclipse could be a turning point. For one thing, if a major deliberate radiation leak from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant were to happen, oil prices would rise dramatically, because Russia is one of the largest exporters of oil.

Pluto Square the Nodes of the Moon
by Lauren. com

……..Perhaps the most significant transit this year, is the one being highlighted by the Solar Eclipse on April 19-20th: Pluto square the Nodes of the Moon. This transit began to close in as soon as Pluto entered Aquarius on March 23rd, but we were already seeing evidence of something going on weeks before that. this included the sudden and inexplicable series of bank collapses beginning with the run on the Silicon Valley Bank in California. The financial world is expected to be unpredictable when Uranus is in Taurus as it has been since 2018, and will be through 2025. Especially as it has been conjunct the North Node in Taurus. But with South Node in Scorpio, and Pluto now at the bending of the Nodes, Pluto is the one challenging the financial world.

The sorts of things you can expect from Pluto transits to the Nodes are some sort of societal, economic or political changes in the world. The Nodes are not actual planets, these are places where the eclipses are, or are going to be occurring. The Solar Eclipse on April 19-20th at 29º of Aries, is closely square Pluto at 0º of Aquarius. When planets are square, or at the bending of the Nodes, it can feel like we are in a place of transition. Pluto will be at the bending of the Nodes for most of this year, from now through the end of October. The Nodes are in the financial signs of Taurus and Scorpio. And because Pluto is the modern co-ruling planet of Scorpio, it would not be unusual to see some impact on the economy.

Pluto, however, is primarily concerned with Power: who has it; who or what is leveraging that power; how they use or abuse that power; and what they do with it. This includes economic and financial power. But Pluto and the Nodes will be straddling between, and changing signs during this period. So some of the other things we might be concerned with Pluto at the bending of the Nodes might be: Authoritarian Regimes, Corporate and Political Corruption, the Abuse of Power and Wealth; capitalism run amuck; and the fall from grace of strong and powerful leaders.

How will this affect us as individuals? Most of us will be witnesses on the scene. But there could be whole groups that will be more affected than others by some sort of political, economic or social change. And then there are those individuals who have sensitive points in their charts from 27º of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn) or the first 3 degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius), who are or will be experiencing big changes in their own personal lives as well. These may or may not be directly or indirectly related to what is going on in the world at large, but could still feel as if they are straddling an abyss between one phase of life and another.

Here is the 2023 Pluto square Nodes time line:

March 23rd: Pluto entered Aquarius and closes in with the square to the Nodes in Taurus/Scorpio

April 20th: Solar Eclipse at 29º Aries 53’, is square Pluto at 0º Aquarius

May 1st: Pluto stations for its retrograde phase

May 17th: Jupiter enters Taurus while square Pluto at 0º Aquarius and conjunct the North Node in Taurus.

June 11th: Pluto returns to Capricorn

July 17th: The Nodes leave Taurus/Scorpio and enter the Aries/Libra axis while exactly square to Pluto at 29º of Capricorn. July and August is when the transit of Pluto square the Nodes will be at its most exact. It will be from the Solar Eclipse on April 19th thru July that we might expect the most activity associated with the Pluto/Nodal transit.

October 11th: Pluto stations for its direct phase at 27º Capricorn 53’, while the Nodes are at 24º 55’ Aries/Libra. At this point they will begin to separate, so that the influence will be gradually lessened. However the repercussions and consequences of what transpires during this transit could be felt for months, perhaps years to come.

Pluto square the Nodes is about saying goodbye to one era or phase of life even as we are giving birth to another. This is a turning point in our lives.

Continued…….

https://www.astrologybylauren.com/new-blog/2023/4/6/yjj2qpggbr6m5fn710f8hkg4fq25t1

Jerry,
You stated a result of a major radiation leak from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant would result in
oil prices rising dramatically as Russia is one of the largest exporters of oil.

Yes and No… That’s mostly already happened. India and China are now the two major countries buying oil from Russia in large quantities. Hardly anyone else is. Sabotage of Zaporizhzhia would raise oil prices slightly, but IMO not as dramatically as we might presume.

A big portion of Russian oil and gas (mostly from the eastern 4/5 of the country) was essentially removed from the market at the beginning of the Ukraine war, raising prices significantly. Without proper maintenance those wells freeze up and burst the pipes. Most of them have exploded in the sub-zero winter.

Western nation technicians left at the beginning of the war, leaving untrained Russians to do the oil work. Russia has very few competent oil workers of their own and gradually, Gazprom’s reserves in the
western area are playing out.

That’s not to say there would not be other major consequences. There surely would be. As you stated: “Pluto square the Nodes is about saying goodbye to one era or phase of life even as we are giving birth to another. This is a turning point in our lives.”

Those sentences may prove to be understatements. But Zaporizhzhia may or may not be the reason.

Neveretheless, as unthinkable, completely stupid, irrational and self-defeating as the sabotage of Zaporizhzhia would be, I sadly have to agree the probability of it occurring is higher than comfort allows. These particular Russians ARE vindictive and as I posted earlier might well in the context of defeat and withdrawal choose radioactive sabotage as a defiant, nihilistic “parting shot.”

Were they to do that, we think we know how we would react, how the entire world might react. But that “knowledge” is in reality merely surmisal and guesses. Other than all being deeply horrified, we really don’t know.

Wherefrom came the order would be pertinent. A local commander’s decision? From Putin himself? Or from someone in between? We’ve not had to confront such a unique situation before. Never before has a nation facing certain demographic and existential demise had the technological power and will to commit such a destructive and long lasting local poisoning.

Let us hope and pray whatever transitions come from such astrological influences as you described manifest less dramatically and absent the malevolence.

TRUMP: Serious DANGER From Upcoming Jupiter Uranus Conjunction
Andre Kahr
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weeSsVm1Q9E

Eliseo, Jerry et al: As to your speculation:
“I suspect Yevgeny Prigozhin and Vladimir Putin each possess damning information on one another. I suspect each is blackmailing the other,” – this understates the situation. Although possbily true, it’s not too significant that they ‘only’ be blackmailing eachother. That’s a mild crime compared to some of the other stuff going on.

If Russia’s and Putin’s history, as it is publically known (which isn’t saying much) means much, then it is more likely there will be a more serious outcome within Russia, one that is more drastic than a mere political court case. And even then, we could not expect justice, could we? There are a lot of families of dead and woulnded Russian soldiers who would have an opinion on that, if they dared.

No, it may take a little while, but the outcome will be do or die. One of them will survive and the other will not.

The real question is who is backing whom? What internal forces are in play behind the scenes? Who are the up and comers, or potentially (we hope) the peace makers? Will some new character, another colorful Yeltsin perhaps, some leaping out of a corner?

Methinks it is time to look at more charts – if only we knew who the charts would be for! There must be some for (presently) lesser men, all of whom must be ambitious and supremely anxious as this plays out.

Jerry,
For years I’ve suspected Hanuman of the Ramayana might have actually been a Homo erectus or Homo Floresiensis. I was delighted to discover today I’m not the only person who finds that plausible or probable. Dr Rangan Ramakrishnan, a literary historian and Ramayana scholar came to the same hypothetical conclusion.

As you are a devotee of the Indian tradition I thought you might be interested in the article below by journalist, Vasudevan Sridharan.

Is the Hindu monkey god Hanuman really Homo erectus?
https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/people/article/3048479/hindu-monkey-god-hanuman-really-homo-erectus

Beowulfie,
I concur entirely.

Tim Scott is a beneficiary of affirmative action

by Chris Haire
August 9, 2011
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When Randall Kennedy talks about race, well, I listen. And in his latest book, The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency, he has quite a bit say.

And surprisingly, Kennedy devotes a substantial portion of the final chapter to The Persistence of the Color Line to U.S. Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.)

In his examination of Scott, the author of Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word and Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal, makes the claim that the U.S. Representative is the beneficiary of affirmative action, something any good conservative claims to be against.

Kennedy writes:

It is also probably the case that some of the whites who support African-American Republicans like Tim Scott do so in part not despite but because of their blackness. Although many Republicans say that they eschew the racial selectivity of “affirmative action” and “diversity,” in practice they, too, are especially solicitous of blacks who wish to join their ranks. A reason — not the entire reason, but an important reason — that Scott and West are stars in the eyes of many Tea Partiers is that they are black. Their race serves as a balm to soothe the consciences of those Tea Partiers and Republicans who, at some level, feel guilty about the long-standing mistreatment of African Americans. Their race also serves as evidence that can be used to rebut charges of Tea Party or Republican racism.

And although Kennedy never explicitly says it, Scott and those blacks who wish to move up in the ranks of the Republican Party must turn against the black community:

In order to be eligible for racial affirmative action conservative style, the African American in question must be black of the right sort. Typically, he or she must, like Scott and [Allen] West [R-Fla.], minimize historical and current racism, decry affirmative action, embrace anti-gay bias, and insist upon “small” government (except when it comes to the regulation of sex, reproduction, policing, and national security). So long as a black candidate fulfills these requirements, he is especially welcome in the Republican Party.

The author then argues that the black community is unlikely to swear allegiance to the GOP anytime soon — and the Republicans want to keep it that way:

Do [Michael Steele, Scott, and West presage a significant partisan shift among black voters? No. Blacks in appreciable numbers are unlikely to follow the new black conservative “stars” for a variety of reasons. One is that on key matters the positions taken by black conservatives are (correctly) seen by most African Americans as contrary to their interests. Black conservatives, like their white peers, inveigh against federal government intrusion upon “states’ rights.” In black America, however, it is widely understood that federal authority has often been the only effective counterweight to private bigotry or local racialized tyranny … Most African Americans also understand that the small-government ambitions of conservatives directly threaten black America since, proportionately, blacks are much more dependent than whites on governmental services and employment.

The Persistence of the Color Line author adds:

Prized for their scarcity, black conservatives might cease to be so celebrated in a more racially integrated Republican Party. Some of the black conservative politicos perceive, moreover, that even a modest increase in the number of active African-American Republicans might quickly hit the racial tipping point, making their white peers uncomfortable. A small number of blacks is one thing, even if one or more of them are leading figures. Altogether different is a situation in which conservative whites would have to accommodate a substantial influx of blacks. Black conservatives intuit this problem. They know that their value to Republican Party resides more in what they signify to whites — that the Party is not racist — than in what they signify to blacks.

[African Americans] perceive the Republican Party to be, implicitly, a white man’s party that is welcoming, to be sure, of a few (but, please, not too many) blacks, so long as they harbor right-wing views and accept the notion that blacks have no good reason to complain about the country’s racial situation. Most African Americans will continue to reject this mythology and leave the Tim Scotts and Allen Wests in splendid isolation as black right-wing curiosities.

Curiosities. Ouch.

Agree or disagree, you should pick up The Persistence of the Color Line today.

I had not fully understood the backward-thinking, fear-based and power-lusting breadth of the Federalist Society and its members upon our SCOTUS and other US court and political systems. These people are an abomination to homo erectus.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federalist_Society

Larry Kudlow – what is this man doing on the face of this planet?

Get a load of this Fox ass-hat’s compensation. Philistines are earning gob-smacking salaries for promoting profound levels of ignorance, laziness and deception.

https://www.caclubindia.com/wealth/greg-gutfeld-net-worth/

Will,
As you correctly say. they are certainly promoting profound levels of ignorance, mental laziness and deception, but at least as equally important – rage addiction.

Eliseo,

Yes, raging is their default. Good Lord, to hear the ridiculously paranoid delusions of Sean Hannity and Jim Jordan on Fox last night (I watch it now just to see them squirm and cling desperately to their distorted thoughts and perceptions) was painful as well as vexing. To witness the surge of madly-driven hatred and exultation after the Federalists prevailed in reversing decades of hard-won affirmative action was disgusting. As if denying minority access to educational advantage was some great act of virtue and patriotism. They are terrified about giving minority individuals a leg-up on the arc toward higher education.

Beam me up Scotty!

A very interesting development as Pluto moves back and forth toward Aquarius.

Karma playing out before our very lives – Themes of apology, reconciliation, reparations and justice making within long cycles.

The Dutch, The Brits, even the Belgians are moving toward facing up to and taking responsibility for the dark behavior of their past.

Could a Dutch apology for empire and slavery set a royal trend?
For decades campaigners have called on the Netherlands to apologize and pay reparations for the trade in human lives in the 17th and 18th centuries.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/dutch-apology-empire-slavery-set-royal-trend-rcna90560

Here in the US we too are forced to awaken, to become aware of our past and present racism, classism and other injustices, thanks to the Supremes, Trump and his like minded MAGAotts who all demonstrate these vices so well. The pattern is revealiing itself. We are gradually divested of denial and the lies we’ve told ourselves. Naked we approach the showers; the karmic droplets will render us clean and ready for new adventures.

Hi Eliseo,

So much of hindu mythology from what I understand derives it’s origins from allegories. I don’t think it was meant to be taken literally. An interesting explanation about Hanuman and his army of monkeys comes from a well known spiritual master named Upasni Maharaji who was one of Meher Baba’s masters. Spiritually speaking, Maharaj claims the British colonialists of India were descendants of Hanuman and his tribe of monkeys. Make of it what you will, for a fuller explanation here is a brief article on it….

http://divine-beloved.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-british-came-to-have-empire.html?m=1

To All Canadians,
especially those who post here:
Fête du Canada
Happy Canada Day

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[COSMIC CONNECTION]
July Monthly Horoscope
w/ Astrologer Rick Merlin Levine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWjldKMibPw

Happy 4th weekend everyone

No, no Madame! it is only the 1st weekend.

Bob – ha ha ha ha

Jerry, I thought you indicated that some aspects were coming up around mid July concerning the nuclear plant in Ukraine but I could not find it. Biden will be at the NATO summit on July 11,12. Wonder if Putin would blow up the reactors then?

silcominc,
That’s a disturbing thought, but not for the reasons we might imagine.

If the Russians remotely detonate explosives at the Zaporizhzhia NPP they would essentially be turning it into a large “dirty bomb.” The damage would be horrible, but local, thereby poisoning the immediate area for possibly centuries.

IMO they are sufficiently vindictive, crazy and stupid enough to actually push that button. We know they’ve already placed explosives at key points. All it takes is one fool with access to the remote, … and we know the Russian army is notoriously untrained and undisciplined.

Will they do it? Who knows? But I think it a high, more than a 50% probability. Nevertheless, it could be a very dangerous bluff/threat to get what they want.

The distance, “as the crow flies” between Vilinus, Lithuania and Zaporizhzhia is 705.88 mi (1,136.01 km). In other words, those at the NATO summit would not be in radioactive danger. But it would be a sadistic act of extraordinary hubris and defiance against the rest of the world, particularly if timed to be simultaneous with the Vilinus summit.

If they do it, I think ALL nations will condemn them. No nation would defend or support that action, not even N. Korea or China.

I am reminded of “The Guns of August” a great book by a great author, Barbara Tuchman. She brilliantly described how a series of really stupid decisions led the great powers backwards into WWI. The book was a profound influence on JFK. Having been enlightened by its content, he knew what steps to NOT take to get us through the Cuban Missile Crisis without inadvertently sparking a WWIII.

Again we have a politically and strategically wise head in the oval office. Mr. Biden is neither reckless nor a fool. Nor are the NATO generals and heads of state crazy. But those facts are the only ones which give me comfort as we anticipate the possibility of such a dark and depraved atrocity.

silcominc,

The July 9th Mars – Pluto quincunx (29 Leo – 29 Capricorn).

The coordinates precisely conjoin NATO’s Saturn – Jupiter quincunx (29 Leo – 29 Capricorn). Here is NATO’S chart:

https://www.astrotheme.com/astrology/NATO
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It has been reported that Russians troops have been ordered to evacuate the Zaporizhzhia plant by July 5th……..

Ukraine ‘Preparing For Nuclear Explosion’ As Russian Troops Ordered To Leave Zaporizhzhia Plant: ‘Whole World Is Watching’

New York Post
July 2, 2023

https://nypost.com/2023/07/02/ukraine-preparing-for-nuclear-explosion-as-russian-troops-ordered-to-leave-zaporizhzhia-plant/

silcominc,

I wasn’t aware of the NATO Summit. Glad you picked up on that. His European trip begins July 9th, the day of the Mars-Pluto quincunx. Tr. Mars will conjunct Biden’s Chiron/North Node (28/29 Leo) in square to natal Sun/Venus (27/28 Scorpio). Some challenges ahead?

Biden To Embark On Europe Trip From July 9-13 To Bolster Nato Alliance

During his trip from July 9-13, President Biden will first travel to London, United Kingdom for engagements with King Charles III and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to further strengthen relationship

Business Standard
July 3, 2023

https://www.business-standard.com/world-news/biden-to-embark-on-europe-trip-from-july-9-13-to-bolster-nato-alliance-123070200807_1.html

Possible link between Putin and tRump on July 12; may not be known then.

Bob,
Not sure what you meant by that.

All,
On 17 September 1787 signatures were afixed to the US Constitution, thereby Constitution Day every September 17th. I’ve been looking for any astrologer’s chart that might include a birth time. Does anyone know of one?

On June 21, 1788 New Hampshire became the ninth of 13 states to ratify the Constitution making the document officially the law of the land. But I find no birth time for that either. Anyone got a clue?

Addendum:
Astrodienst suggests 11:59 am.
Astrotheme says 4:00 pm.
I have no idea which of those or other times might be more correct.

http://www.heritage-history.com/www/heritage-books.php?Dir=books&author=tappan&book=constitution&story=roof

“But what about New Hampshire and her long-delayed convention? Eight States had already ratified, and New Hampshire was now fired with ambition to be the ninth. June 21st, she gave her vote in favor of ratification. Her convention was careful to write in its record that this was done “on Saturday, June 21, at 1 P. M.,” for if Virginia’s vote should chance to be at two o’clock, they did not mean to lose their honors.”

June 21, 1788, Concord, NH: 9th State ratification in Convention @ 13:00 LAT. Nine ratifications required for the Constitution’s national adoption. [i.e. LAT = sundial time, which is 13:01:27 LMT, Concord, New Hampshire. Source: John Langdon’s letter to Tobias Lear, General Washington’s secretary. On April 6, 1789, Langdon was voted the U.S. Senate’s first President Pro-Tempore

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Have these 2 charts in my files but do not have a source link for either of them.

CONSTITUTION – Natal Chart Sep 17 787 NS, 4:00 pm, +5:00:39
PHILADELPHIA PA, 39°N57’08”, 075°W09’51”

and

CONSTITUTION – Natal Chart Sep 17 1787 NS, 3:30 pm, LMT +5:00:39
Philadelphia PA, 39°N57’08”, 075°W09’51”

There is activity in tRump and Putin’s charts on July 12 that indicates a positive day for each of them. I speculate that to possibly mean successful collusion between them but those charts could reflect each of them having successful days of their own.

Bob,
Many thanks for the constitution data!

Bob,

Astrologer Denise Siegel pinpoints July 10th – July 12th for Putin to make his move on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. Whether that’s auspicious for him to do so; or his ultimate undoing (NATO may have to get involved) remains to be seen……..

Ukraine & Upcoming Attack

Video: 11 min 51 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRB2eZ_aupU

Closer scrutiny of tRump’s chart’s indicate that his “good” day might be on July 11th or the 12th could start out positive then turn sour.

Bob,

Providing specific astrological info in your posts might be helpful. What aspects are you seeing in Putin and Trump’s chart for the 11th and 12th?

I find it hard to believe that Ukraine would blow up their own plant so if it does happen, I guess it could be terrorist red flag groups, but I think Russia would have a hard time hiding the truth if it were them. Both the U.S. and Ukraine have good intelligence and NATO is not just going to sit back and contemplate its collective belly button.

On another note, if for some reason it’s determined that Joe won’t or shouldn’t run, my wish list would be some combination of Hakeem Jeffries and Amy Klobuchar.

Sharon,
Yes, you are of course right. It’s simply not plausible the Ukrainians would blow up their own nuclear plant. The Russians have placed explosives on the roof and inside the facility. We can see the rooftop mines from drone and satellite photos.

As a minimum, mining the facility is a great way to blackmail and bully Ukraine and the West. Mining the plant alone is a breathtakingly superb, defiant and effective threat against the entire world. Hopefully that’s all it is, but unfortunately our best intelligence reveals the Russians apparently fully intend on doing the deed.

BTW, the Zaporizhzhia plant is the largest in Europe. Estimates are its destruction would create a poisoned are about 50 miles in diameter, but prevailing winds would waft radioactive particles into western Ukraine, Poland and Germany, thereby qualifying (in the opinion of most} as an article 5 event.

I tend to believe that this is true, Eliseo (and I don’t think the Russians are so good that they can fool China & the U.S. & pretend it wasn’t them)…

But, who knows? They are obviously manipulating everyone through fear. Putin is detestable!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/putin-personally-warned-by-xi-against-ukraine-nuclear-attack-as-tables-turn-on-russia/ar-AA1dtqwQ?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=1697512a2d894144b452f3aab520b83f&ei=8

By: Bob on November 21st, 2022 at 8:17 pm

tRump CB – Natal Relocated Jun 14 1946, 10:54 am, EDT +4:00
Capitol Building Dist of Columbia, 38°N53’24”, 077°W00’34”

“… could one of these Saturn transits opposite tRump’s progressed or natal Sun hold his possible indictment, conviction, and sentencing or a more grievous event for him?”

Jul 12 2023 Sat 06°Pi42? Opp Sun 06°Vi42? Tr-Sp
Feb 7 2024 Sat 07°Pi15? Opp Sun 07°Vi15? Tr-Sp

July 12 anlunar with prog natal
https://i.imgur.com/I5aQc5a.gif

Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant

Latitude 47.50718173°N is 47°N30’26”

Longitude 34.62540999°E is 34°E47’32”

The Caplunar located to the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear power plant and progressed to July 12 has the Moon conjunct Pluto square the MC. An indicator of extreme stress but not of explosions.

Bob,

Sorry. I couldn’t follow that. What is Caplunar?

OK

I think you meant to say moon in Capricorn will conjunct Pluto on the 12th.

A Caplunar is a Sidereal astrology technique. I perform it in the Tropical Zodiac for the convenience of chart viewers. The rate of progression of lunar returns in any zodiac using the Moon’s movement is a discovery of mine. I discovered it almost 50 years ago. It is the basis of all my work.

Bob,

Another Trumpian date that could activate Trump’s progressed Sun (6 ’42 Virgo)……..

Jul 20, 2023

Mars 6 ’20 Virgo opposite Saturn 6 ’20 Pisces.

Just finished working a chart for that date and realized that for some time (months?) I had meant to post that the period from July 9 through July 20 contained about 4 stressful days for tRump.The location factor held me back along with being inundated with preparation for cataract surgery.

IMO an excellent, though scary, recent speech by Rachel Maddow. She is an amazing researcher
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwyweljnx8k

Sorry … I have sadly given up posting here because of some unknown reason my posting is blocked except for brief intermittent breakthroughs…. so heartbreaking… BUT with Sharon’s suggestions for people to run for president in leu of Biden (who is the best) – and seeing that I might be able to post – I want to also suggest Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, or Gavin Newsom of California.

What does everyone think?

PS Bob – Thanks for all your stuff. You are a consummate astrologer.

Not considering anyone except Biden at this time.

Please accept my heartfelt appreciation and thanks for your most kind post sunstars.

Sunstars, have you communicated with Nancy about why your posts are often blocked?

As far as Biden, only time, fate, God will determine if his health & acuities hold up. As of now & in these circumstances, he is a very good president. However, if he is re-elected & something goes wrong, it will hurt the Democrats & the country in the long run. I thought at one time Newson could have been good but CA now has so many problems. I like Whitmer very much!

Sharon and sunstars, notice how much Biden has managed to get done. As much as I like Witmer and Newsom their states need them right now.

Neither of them has the foreign policy experience to handle our enemies elsewhere as well as Biden has proved he can since taking the Oval from that clown.

Nor do they have the broad experience with handling our enemies at home that Biden has.

Should he not be able to complete a second term his cabinet and staff would be better at carrying out what needs to be done than any other current candidate would be. He beats the field just by virtue of his experience, which is sorely needed to negotiate the next few years.

Let’s please not fall for the temptation to think that young and attractive people are more able to do the job.

Remember, even JFK wasn’t really the JFK that was sold to the public. And we’ll never know about RFK Senior, who probably would have beaten Nixon. But Bobby Junior is showing us the hazard of falling for a not-quite-so-young name.

arbo,

Re: Biden – Solid!

We must remember that it was Joe Biden who served for eight years as President Obama’s Vice-President; imagine the skills and insights he developed during that tenure. He still has plenty of benefits to offer as president for a second term.

Although Kamala Harris has some formidable challenges with her awkward verbalizations, excessive giggling and confounding rants, I’ve come to believe that (God forbid) if the day came that Biden needed her to ascend to the presidency, she would benefit a greatly from a coterie of capable speech-writers which would stem her need to stump ad lib. I believe she is beginning to curb the nervous laughter habit. She’s very tough and very bright.

will, yes on her improving skills. Lots of it has to do with nerves, of course. She’s curbed the whining as well. Nobody wants a whining president. We got rid of the last whiner although he hasn’t noticed it yet.

Eight years? Biden has been in government service and learning since 1973. Longer than Rhonda – who will never learn much of anything – has been on the Earth.

Biden, or not? I think it pays to remember that it is not a single person who runs things, but more that person’s ability to put together a team of excellent people who can get the job done. On that score the difference between Biden’s effectiveness and the past disaster could not be more clear.
We dont need an idealistic god figure, we need an excellent and proven manager who fully understands political and governmental complexity, while being willing to embrace new, sound, ideas where possible.

arbo,

To be sure, Joe knows a thing or two and is far more savvy than most would credit him. I have confidence in him; he’s slow, he’s indefatigable, he’s resilient, gets things done.

Yes, Kamala’s whining has also subsided.

kiwi,

“We don’t need an idealistic god figure, we need an excellent and proven manager who fully understands political and governmental complexity, while being willing to embrace new, sound, ideas where possible.”

WORD

will, I second that. And I think Harris is getting better at relaxing her throat.

Re: Biden’s upcoming aspects…….

Just my gut feeling mind you, but we may have to prepare ourselves for an early Biden “departure” that could potentially take place during a period of great unrest beginning October 4th to the 10th. The transit of Mars conjunct South Node at 25 Aries will be in grand cross square to Biden’s natal Jupiter-Progressed Mercury opposition (25 Cancer-Capricorn) with Pluto in close proximity stationing direct at 27 Capricorn on the 10th activating the 3rd and final US Pluto return (the US Mercury at 24 Cancer is also involved). Lots of intense activity there. With Biden’s natal Jupiter (transition) in his 8th house (house of endings) at harsh angles to the Mars/South Node-Pluto square transit, we may be entering a period of great instability and uncertainty.

Mars Conjunct South Node (24°57 Libra) – October 4th, 2023, at 11:52 am EST

Mars (27°53 Libra) Square Pluto (27°53 Capricorn) – October 8th, 2023 at 9:04 pm EST

Pluto stationing direct (27°53 Capricorn) October 10th, 2023 at 9:09 pm EST

It’s an interesting dynamic….

From the Astrostyles website……….

War and Peace: How 2023 Lunar Nodes Astrology Will Shape Our Relationships

………Prior Aries-Libra nodal transits have coincided with actual wars as well as anti-war revolts and uprisings. Before this nodal passage has even begun, global powers are breaking and forming alliances in deeply fracturing ways.

The scales of Justice can swing wildly while the South Node transits through Libra. Aries is the sign of war while Libra rules peace. Can we fight the good fight without destroying each other in the process? This 18-month cycle is sure to bring some collective awakenings around personal power—and the power of love.

Continued……

https://astrostyle.com/2023-lunar-nodes-astrology-and-horoscopes/

CORRECTION: Read instead

“……The transit of Mars conjunct South Node at 25 LIBRA”

Another note-worthy item of interest in the upcoming astrological aspects, a prelude to the early October time frame…..

The September 29th Full Moon (6 Libra) in close semi-square/sesqui-square to the Uranus-Venus square (22 Taurus-Leo) will be activating the so-called Access Hollywood t square in Trump’s chart (see video below). Will Trump be “going down” at this point in time? And what will be the fall-out amongst his supporters? Will they act out in some aggressive, violent way?

First, the September 29th full moon chart:

https://cafeastrology.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/full-moon-september-2023.png

Trump’s Access Hollywood T Square (by Astrology Alert)

Video: 3 min 43 sec

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

Sorry for the typos. That should read: “The September 29th Full Moon (6 ARIES)”

Sorry for the typos. That should read: “The September 29th Full Moon (6 ARIES)”

I doubt that the current Senate would confirm a Democratic president’s nomination for a Supreme Court justice.
It would likely take a Democratic majority in the Senate for such a confirmation. Most likely that would be after the swearing in on or around January 3, 2025 of members of Congress elected in the 2024 elections.

The SCOTUS chart progressed to January 15 2025 has Saturn opposition the Sun.

My suggestions on whom could replace Biden has absolutely nothing to do with his abilities, experience, or the very good job he is doing as president. It has to do with his age & health. Yes, he may be healthy now, but he’s already 80 and anything can happen. Yes, his faculties are really pretty good minus the occasional gaffes or confusion as, at his age, he is doing remarkable well and we already know the continuous effort he makes to control his propensity to stutter (which is probably a difficult challenge but could be a good discipline).

The other thing is, as everyone already knows, the Republican message machine, backed by Russia, can virtually destroy anyone. Thank God Joe is as resilient as he is, stays strong and rises above it, but they will be out in full force as we get closer to the conventions and the election. If not the Hunter Biden & Joe being paid $5 mil to help the Ukrainian oil companies BS, then some other BS will arise.

So, between age, health & the Republicans being out to destroy him, I figure we need someone (or someones) in the sidelines ready to step in — someone just as solid as Joe (or almost).

The economy will be a major factor, too, and one thing I’m seeing is the Conservative, corporate, tax-cuts for billionaires & millionaires contingent against the obvious threats of climate change that are becoming more and more real, and harder to hide and BS about.

As far as Kamala, eh….

I don’t want to hang in there hoping she improves, I want someone who is ready good, already impressive.

Sharon, if the gop nominee were a young buck I think concern for Bidens age in the 2024 election would be more valid. As it appears with the current gop frontrunner being a mere, sad, 3yr 7mths younger, give me sanity over a slight chronological age advantage every time.

I agree with you, kiwi. I’m not saying Biden is not the better candidate or that his age is necessarily a handicap (his experience & rationality certain are assets) — I’m saying that 1) his age makes his health more vulnerable and 2) the Republicans will frame him very negatively. #2 is not enough of a reason to replace him, although, it’s very annoying and unfair, but the fact that he will begin his 2nd term at age 82 (am I right?) and end it at 86 might mean that we need some excellent replacements in the wings just in care.

Sharon, the thing about the presidential candidate conversation that gets short shrift is the international effect.
Most american’s opinions are married to direct domestic effectiveness for them as individuals. The truth is, it is congress and the states that mostly determine what happens on that front. Republicans will throw stones and flames no matter who is their opposing target.
The intent of the framers was more that the president’s responsibility should be international relations; reputation of the USA around the world has improved dramatically since Biden replaced the Trump horror.
I am bolstered in my opinion that Biden is the man for these times in part also because of the chaos around the world, with trump having given license to other strongmen bullies. No potential candidate that I have seen has the depth of understanding or even addressed the international affairs topic with any sort of nuance that is needed.
FYI, here is a new biden interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SKC_rvEXrY

Please do not support or vote for RFK Jr. in his bid to obtain the Dem nomination for president.

He’s Nuts! I realized this in 2005 when he claimed the 2004 election was rigged. Yes, obviously the election of 2000 was stolen from Al Gore and unfortunately Bush Jr. won the 2004 election against John Kerry. But 2004 was not rigged.

Since then, RFK Jr. has claimed chemicals in our water make our children transgender, promoted crazy anti-vaccine and covid nonsense, disproven “theories” about autism, and other various public health–related conspiracy theories. Alex Jones, Steve Bannon, the QAnon community and the Russians all dearly love and promote RFK, Jr.

He appears to be an unwitting tool of the Kremlin. Their apparent goal is to use the Kennedy name to discredit Biden, take votes from Biden, and after losing the Dem nomination run as a 3rd party candidate to help the R candidate. His Dad, RFK Sr. would neither be pleased or proud.

Jake Broe explains it simply, directly and factually. I recommend this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVxCjxN2rYY
18 minutes 29 seconds

Also, let’s please stop calling Republican fascist judges, justices, plutocrats and politicians “conservative!” Let’s call them what they truly are.

True conservatives, most of the Non-MAGA Republicans, Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, Rusty Bowers, Mitt Romney, Chris Christie, all the Bushes except Laura, (who reverted to being a Democrat after GWB Jr. left the White House,) the Lincoln Project folks, etc. are folks most us would disagree with on most issues, but they are NOT fascists!

They actually understand and are loyal to the principles set forth in the Constitution. They are a dying breed, proud and IMO holding to an anachronistic, ultimately counter productive social and economic ideology. They are our adversaries, but not our enemies.

Conversely, the “Christian” nationalists, Trumpers and others fit the textbook definition of fascist, albeit closer to the Spanish, Argentinian and Italian variety as opposed to the German style of WWII. Whenever any one of us or anyone in the media refers to these folks as “conservative” we are perpetuating an outrageous and self-destructive lie.

amen eliseo

Sharon, I think we all would like a backup quarterback, so to speak. But I agree with kiwi about foreign policy and diplomacy, which needs repair. Not many that I can see who can do the work without also being “old.”. After Biden it will probably be a more obvious pairing of both offices. VP is no longer a bucket of warm anything. Be glad he’s a Scorpio. He might be willing to buck the PC candidate and choose someone else. Male or female.

Eliseo, I think the reactionary base has a need to feel important in some way. They’re bullies and enjoy pushing people around physically, emotionally and certainly politically. They admire Putin.

They like power. Life here has become a 50s western with armed bad guys and the sheriff holed up in his office with the newly reformed town drunk, trying to keep law and order but outnumbered. I suppose we deserve this bit of karma.

The christian wannabe fascists keep talking about owning the libs and are oblivious to that meaning they’ve sold their own souls to the devil.

arbo, in addition, their dishonest christo fascist leaders are awash with oodles of tax free money to further their unholy cause.
How do we call out those people when any legitimate denouncement of their evil is seen and accused as blaspheming the christ?

Perhaps not a choice for the White House as we need Senators.

Sheldon Whitehouse (born October 20, 1955) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the junior United States senator from Rhode Island since 2007. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States Attorney from 1993 to 1998 and the 71st attorney general of Rhode Island from 1999 to 2003.

United States Senate elections, 2024
https://ballotpedia.org/United_States_Senate_elections,_2024

arbo,
Yep, they are mostly bullies. Gradually,… particularly beginning with Newt Ginrich, R leaders extended increasing permission to R’s to behave as bullies. No surprise when your ideology just can’t live up to reality.

Power/Control is their primary addiction, and addiction trumps morality.

But I don’t agree with your analogy of a “sheriff holed up in his office with the newly reformed town drunk, trying to keep law and order but outnumbered.” At times it certainly feels that way and they are an angry mob, but there are more of us than them.

Nor do I agree we “deserve” any of this. We didn’t “earn” it per se; it’s just IMO what comes next in the lesson plan. It’s like in school when after we learn adding and subtraction, we learn multipication and division.

Another way to look at it is like the dilemma of modern physics. New discoveries and information are forcing astrophysicists to rethink their cosmology.

Likewise, the Constitution was written on the basis of facts and assumptions about human nature as understood at that time. Modern fascist republicans and the christo-fascists, like the new James Webb telescope are providing us with new information about ourselves.

We now are forced to do a serious and deep rethink of our “political cosmology,” i.e. to fix the holes in the Constitution we did not see. Relatively soon, perhaps as soon as 2025 but surely by the 2030’s we’ll be advocating new constitutional amendments and laws to protect the republic from any kind of plutocratic or fascist usurpation.

“The christian wannabe fascists keep talking about owning the libs and are oblivious to that meaning they’ve sold their own souls to the devil.”
So true!

Kiwi,
“…blaspheming the christ??
Ironic! Any clear headed, objective reading of the canonical gospels plus a few apparently genuine non-canonical sources makes it obvious the historical Jesus was what we would either call a proto-socialist or social democrat rabbi, and in the context of his times quite the radical.

Tragicomical!
Michigans R’s just can’t get along without physical altercation.According to The Detroit News, police were called to break up the fight at a GOP commitee meeting at the Doherty Hotel in Clare, Michigan.

Furthermore, “This is also not the first time internal tensions have erupted. The Washington Post reported in June: “At least four county parties in Michigan have been at open war with themselves, with members suing one another or putting forward competing slates that claim to be in charge. The night before an April state party meeting, two GOP officials got into a physical altercation in a hotel bar over an attempt to expel members.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/michigan-gop-meeting-brawl-video-b2372408.html

IMO more evidence the R party is in meltdown self-destruct mode. Fist fights!?! Wrestling down on the floor!??! Yelling, screaming and hair pulling?!?

The Whitrhouse data in my post is from Wikipedia. I failed to acknowledge that. Age.

Eliseo,

RFK Jr. is indeed a hot mess – an embarrassment to the brand. If I didn’t feel so sorry for him, I’d write more. He hasn’t a chance in all creation.

” According to The Detroit News, police were called to break up the fight at a GOP committee meeting at the Doherty Hotel in Clare, Michigan.

How adorable is that?

I’m not worried about that idiot Robert F. Kennedy Jr. He won’t win the primaries and spoiler laws would prevent him from running as a third party candidate.

British astrologer Marjorie Orr (who I’ve followed since the 2000s) just wrote another piece on Vladimir Putin.

It appears Pluto Uranus, Pluto Mars, and Saturn Pluto are really doing a number on Vladimir Putin right now and this could be the beginning of the end for that murderous pig.

https://star4cast.com/putin-all-political-careers-end-in-tatters/

The rape thing for DJT is not over yet. Now the federal charges.

NEW YORK, July 11 (Reuters) – Donald Trump suffered a legal defeat on Tuesday as the U.S. government reversed its earlier position that the former president could be immune from the writer E. Jean Carroll’s $10 million defamation lawsuit against him. …

The case is Carroll v Trump, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 20-07311…
The trial is now scheduled for Jan. 15, 2024 in Manhattan federal court.

https://www.reuters.com/legal/e-jean-carroll-asks-judge-throw-out-donald-trumps-defamation-counterclaim-2023-07-11/

Let me interrupt our political discussions for a moment and talk about the environment. The ocean water off the coast of the Florida Keys is now 97 degrees Fahrenheit and we are only a few weeks into summer.

It has been nearly fifty years that we have known fossil fuel burning increases the temperature and yet we still do not have a viable infrastructure to replace it (more than half our electricity is produced by burning carbons). I do not know how much louder Mother Nature needs to scream for people to wake up.

I understand we are lied to every day by the fossil fuel industry and their cronies about how clean their stuff is and it is all just fine while they continue to pocket exorbitant sums of money from us.

We are making incremental progress but we need a whole of government approach to this crisis. Meanwhile, the crazies are still trying to kill us and them and keep our eyes fixated on their culture wars – it is beyond lunacy.

Yes silcominc, we are not just at a pivotal time for American democracy but one for the planet’s meteorology as affected by corporate greed allowed and enhanced by international governing bodies

Take care in the heat this coming weekend Linda, Kim, and all who live in the Southwest. The weather channel is calling for possible record settinging heat there.

Showing 107 for Saturday and 108 for Sunday for Sacramento, CA to your north.

“recording” was meant to be “record setting”

Silcominc – another thing Biden did recently while in the UK recently is talk to King Charles, who has long been focused on environmental solutions, about how to tackle the global climate emergency. John Kerry and UK PM were also among those present at the windsor castle reception.

silcominc,
So absolutely right of you to post on the climate issues! I’ve been reading and paying close attention to climate science since the 1960’s. I do not anticipate we will put in action a strong, realistic national or international cooperative climate effort until 2025 at the earliest.

Even so, it will be too late to prevent coming catastrophes. Were we to go net zero carbon worldwide instantaneously and overnight it would still be too late.

About a third of USA territory within the contiguous 48 states is doomed no matter what we do, will be mostly uninhabitable and will depopulate, all much sooner than most have any idea. Such areas will experience significant sea level rise, rising temperatures, water table depletion and desertification.

We obviously need to continue our conservation efforts and development of “green” technology, but there are certain areas we cannot save. It would be wise to asap begin the mass relocation of citizens in vulnerable areas, but that process won’t happen untl after a few disasters suddenly take out a few significant cities or populations.

Worldwide, I believe we will lose at least two billion people to the environmental and social effects of climate change. Most of those early deaths will be in poor, third world countries, but losses will occur everywhere.

Worldwide, recovery, restructuring and rebuilding is likely to become our primary focus, taking 200 or so years to properly accomplish. We will live through a series of the worst disaters humanity has experienced since the Toba explosion 74,000 years ago, but will survive.

All,
BTW, I find it interesting that James Carville believes that if Trump does not get the 2024 R nomination it will be Senator J. D. Vance born August 2, 1984 (age 38) in Middletown, Ohio, U.S.

Hi Eliseo, I checked into Vance’s aspects for Election Day and there is nothing remarkable going on really at all. Of course, this is without a birth time.

Eliseo, I agree 2025 at the earliest for any significant global efforts or even for a whole of government approach in the US. The crazies control too much and I do feel (and hope) that 2024 will be a repeat of 1964 – a total repudiation of these crazies much as we did with Goldwater and the Birch Society in 64.

If we are able to make a concerted effort to come off of fossil fuels, the worst of global warming could, according to experts, be stopped at about 2.5 degrees celsius.

However, the sea level rise will not stop no matter what we do, baring some unforeseen event. It will continue which is why we need to begin reassessing how and what we do for our coastal cities. Already, NYC has the climate of North Carolina and some say it will be like Miami in a few years, which begs the question – what happens to the South?

silcominc,
I’m hoping the 2024, 2026 and 2028 elections will be more like the elections of 1932, 1934 and 1936 thereby restoring a version of what political scientists call the Fifth Party System for the 21st century. (That would be an Eighth Party System.) With a Dem president, we will need a 2/3 majority in the House and Senate to accomplish very necessary social and climate goals. I see no other way.

On Tuesday, January 11, 1944, during his State of the Union Address FDR proposed his postwar vision, a Second Bill of Rights AKA Bill of Economic Rights. A tweaked, modernized version of that vision aligned with an Environmental Bill of Rights is long overdue.

I’m also hoping 2024 will be a repeat of 1852 which was the election in which the Whig party began its extinction. The R party needs to go the way of the Whigs. Over 100 years of economic data show conclusively that R party economic theory is dead wrong. Numbers don’t lie.

Call me crazy and naïve if you wish, but I’m personally convinced from the astrology and from my reading and observation, (I’m such a sociology nerd!) that my hopes are quite likely to be at least partially realized, enough so to get what’s necessary done. The deeper social and political trends are apparently and quietly going our way, though the sensationalist headlines lead us to fear and believe otherwise.

Mr. Biden is leading the reindustrialization of the US, a process including the development of green technology which will hopefully not only benefit the environment but also all the world’s various economies. Unfortunately, that process is not likely to be reasonably complete until about 2030. Hopefully before that date we will be closer to ending the use of oil, gas, and coal as fuels.

The eastern coasts of the US are subsiding. Not good news relative to sea level rise. The east coast and Gulf coast of N and S America will fare worse than the west coast due to the eastern undersea topography, a gently sloping continental shelf.

The South?! What irony! In the late 60’s when I was in high school, my neo-confederate peers would often shout “The South Shall Rise Again!” The Deep South states of the old confederacy will suffer the most; they will experience the most sea level rise, plus the more lethal combination of extreme heat and humidity. Conversely, the southwest will have severe desertification but with a few oases, high altitude places with access to water.

All this will occur IMO far sooner than expected. The paradox is of all those people presently moving to Texas and the other Southern states for jobs, cheaper housing and less expensive lifestyle. In the long run their expenses will be greater, not lesser and many will pay the ultimate price.

I think it plausible some states will become so severely depopulated as to “go out of business,” i.e. revert to the status of organized territories.

Eliseo, what is amazing to me is the speed that this climate crisis is unfolding. And it will only get worse.

I wonder if we will see a day when the oil industry and their supporters and enablers will be held to account for what has happened. Remember, they knew in the mid-70s what they were doing and the totally predicable outcomes.

silcominc,
“what is amazing to me is the speed that this climate crisis is unfolding. And it will only get worse.”

Yep! Quite an understatement.

In the early 70’s I read science articles in which the link between human activity and climate change was established, but the “expert” opinions were we wouild not have to worry so much for another 500 years!

Within a decade that tune began to change. Soon there were unscientific “A” words at the end of the science articles. Astonished! Amazed! Astounded! Why? Measurements were taken in specific locales of methane outgassing, carbon dioxide levels, glacial melt, etc. published with predictions of what those numbers would be a year or two years hence. Measurements that year or two later were consistently way off the charts, way beyond calculated expectations – thus the “A” words.

Long, complicated story made short, rises in temperature of air and water will continue gradually, but sea level rise will occur suddenly and repeatdely drowning and dislocating millions worldwide.

The geological record shows three successive and sudden floods 14,000, again 11,500 and 8000 years ago cumulatively raising sea level by 125 meters, post glacial maximum. Presuming the Greenland ice sheet and western antarctic ice melt, but the eastern antarctic ice remains intact (the most likely scenario) total cumulative sea level will rise by about 16 meters.

But that doesn’t mean 16 meters everywhere and its likely to happen in spurts. Vigorous upward convection, and centrifugal force drive water toward the equator and how much sea level rise an area gets also depends on undersea topography. One foot, i.e. 30.48 centimeters alone would of course be devastating. Apart from all the drowned victims and dislocated souls also consider the many petrochemical plants and refineries and nuclear power plants along the coasts.

I’m afraid only draconian methods will be appropriate to meet the plethora of emergencies.

silcominc,
RE: whether the oil industry and supporters and enablers will be held to account. I doubt it.

The tobacco industry hasn’t paid much of a price. I don’t see them paying the medical bills for folks with respiratory problems. I doubt the oil barons will either.

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/14/us/politics/biden-fundraising-trump-dnc.html

Biden out-raised Trump!

“So when you say he ‘fought for you’, you mean he validated your hate.”

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218088021

Bob,
Entire paragraph is a good quote.
I would add
“So when you say he ‘fought for you’, you mean he validated your hate. He validated your fear.
He hates who you hate, He fears who you fear.
He hurts the people you’d like to hurt…

Eliseo, you have it so right about the climate science. I follow James Hansen’s work – though he has retired from NASA, he continues his research. Here is his latest paper (in review form).

http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/Documents/PipelinePaper.2023.05.19.pdf

Chris Romero,

“It appears Pluto Uranus, Pluto Mars, and Saturn Pluto are really doing a number on Vladimir Putin right now and this could be the beginning of the end for that murderous pig.”

Let it be so!

silcominc, et al
Thank you for the link to the Hansen article!

Linda G (the Comanche Psychic) is disturbed by the information she is receiving from her “guides.”

What really are her guides? Actual entities? Species which exist only in energy form? Thought forms? Egregores? Active elements of her imagination and subconscious? Heck, if I know!

But I do know from long experience, psychically sensitive people often DO receive fairly accurate bits of information (perhaps through the medium of the magnetosphere) though sometimes distorted as it passes through their desires, egos and ideological or theological frameworks.

In any case, she believes we are headed quite soon toward some environmental disasters which will bring us together and change attitudes and culture. Hmmm. My intuition is giving me similar vibes and images which harmonize with hers – though I don’t think of the process for me as involving any “guides.” Maybe she just envisions what she receives more anthropomorphically than do I?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJchO0OdXp8

And she’s not the only one. On this blog and elsewhere a goodly number of astrologers and intuitives are feeling a shift coming, something that will alter our cultural direction, something possibly as early as within the next few days and months.

I see sychronicity between the coming release of the movie, Oppenheimer, and the recent determination from the scientific community we are in a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene (for those who don’t know – in which human activity has become the dominant influence on the world’s climate and environment.)

Why? From analyses of sediments across the planet, but most clearly from Lake Crawford in Ontario we see higher concentrations of coal-fired ash, lead, other heavy metals, plastic fibers, and most tellingly, PLUTONIUM. The tentative determination is the Anthropocene began between 1950 and 1954 while we were experimentally (and it turns out much too promiscuously) exploding hydrogen bombs.

IMO, (as an astrological and historical refernce) the last time we began a serious cultural change of direction was from an unexpected source. It was 1964. The Beatles were on US television in February and by August A Hard Day’s Night was in the theatres. Roger Ebert commented he went into the theatre a straight business type carrying a briefcase and wearing a tie. He said that when he came out, he could feel his hair growing longer!

For months I’ve been feeling we are again on the precipice of some kind of major cultural shift. Hopefully, (thinking mono-causally) its genesis will be as ultimately benign as Beatlemania, but I suspect it will be multicausal, derived from a number of simultaneous events and circumstances beyond our control, some “good” and some “bad.”

Is anyone else here getting “vibes” or images anything like Linda G or what I’ve been experiencing?

Sounds good, Eliseo, except for the environmental disasters part as I don’t want to see any living creature (or tree or plant) suffering.

I’ll have to watch the youtube.

I think I said this here earlier — this summer seems like a turning point and summer is just 1 month old…..just the record, breaking heat waves & ocean temperatures alone but what about 1) wildfires 2) floods from snow & ice melt and 3) my nemesis – hurricanes & accompanying tornados!

One disaster that could get a lot of attention is a crucial ice shelf melting/cracking with the expected sea level rise.

I too have been experiencing a sense of upheaval in the next 18 months involving both environmental and political movements and processes but not sure how any of it will manifest but I do believe we will be in a very different place at the beginning of 2025 than we are now.

silcominc,
My suspicion is that by 2025 we’ll be worse off environmentally but better off politically and culturally.

Headlines from various sources report 140-F in Spain. Maybe the projected changes (nodes, etc.) are about temperature?

This utube video is not astrology, but is about the current times in which we live; trump cult brainwashing etc etc etc, and imo worth watching by as many people as possible
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXY268ocwp0

Ive had a feeling for a very long time the greedy among us will someday push mother nature to the brink, until she shakes many of us off like troublesome fleas. Those remaining will hopefully relearn/evolve and continue to live respectfully in harmony with her, in all her forms.

As per the discussion on climate and social changes, lest we forget, we are approaching the third and final US Pluto return in early October just as Pluto stations direct and is simultaneously hit by a powerful Mars square (the nodes are equally involved in this configuration). Does this suggest radical changes in the Fall?

Some excerpts from……

Turning Point: The United States’ Pluto Return
by Ray Grasse

The following piece about the coming Pluto return was published in late 2019, before the George Floyd murder, the economic crash of 2020, and the Covid-19 pandemic.

……… One effect of the Pluto return for America will almost certainly be economic. In doing research for this article, I thought it might be helpful to look back at what happened during America’s half-return of Pluto during the mid-1930s, when it reached 27° Cancer, in hope that might provide some symbolic hints as to what the full Pluto return will bring. While that technically became exact in the mid-30s, its influence extended for a number of years on either side. The 1930s represented the very midst of the Great Depression, when Americans were facing privations and anxieties they’d rarely experienced before. While we may not experience anything quite on that scale again under the coming return, there are enough troublesome indicators already in play to believe it will be a turbulent time for the U.S. economy. (It’s good to remember, though, not everyone was affected equally or in the same way by the Great Depression; in fact, some individuals actually became quite wealthy during that period—which simply goes to show that seemingly difficult planetary energies can manifest quite differently for different individuals.)

……. Especially since the Pluto return is occurring in an earth sign, another likely impact will be environmental in nature, in terms of problems with the land and agriculture. Archetypally speaking, Pluto governs such things as toxins, refuse, and hazardous materials, so it’s not unthinkable our country’s problem with pollution could reach a tipping point, and that we’ll be forced to come to grips with the poisons in our food that result from fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. Oil spills or problems with nuclear fuel sources are always a possibility, so that could be added to this mix. As before, I wondered whether we might find some useful clues from the earlier half-return of Pluto, and was struck by the fact that the mid-1930s also witnessed the infamous “Dust Bowl,” which was a natural calamity affecting millions of Americans but precipitated in large part by (hu)man-made agricultural practices. Interestingly, while that condition lasted throughout the entire decade, it climaxed almost precisely with the exact Pluto half-return.

Continued……

https://www.astro.com/astrology/tma_article210208_e.htm

kiwi,

Thank you for the You-Tube clip on cults. Very cogent and well-presented.

Thank you Jerry for posting Ray Grasse’s article!

I found his 3rd and 6th points particularly salient. Let me start with the 6th point first about the threat of fascism. I just read an article in NYT about Trump and his advisors openly devising plans to take over all independent aspects of our government and the elimination of all employees who are not on board. Their plans include take over of the FCC, the Judicial Department, and every independent entity. It is a very alarming article and I hope to copy and paste it for everyone here to read.

On his 3rd point he mentioned military adventures, even war. To the day, Feb 22, 2022, the first hit of our Pluto return, Putin invaded Ukraine! I found that remarkably stunning especially in the way that Biden warned and helped prepare NATO for the invasion. I am now anxiously awaiting the October Pluto return you mentioned; as well as the Feb. 22, 2024 Pluto return by precession which RG mentioned in his article. I’m expecting either a conclusion to the war or a major escalation possibly with NATO becoming actively involved.

Posted today in NYT:

Trump and Allies Forge Plans to Increase Presidential Power in 2025

Donald J. Trump and his allies are planning a sweeping expansion of presidential power over the machinery of government if voters return him to the White House in 2025, reshaping the structure of the executive branch to concentrate far greater authority directly in his hands.

Their plans to centralize more power in the Oval Office stretch far beyond the former president’s recent remarks that he would order a criminal investigation into his political rival, President Biden, signaling his intent to end the post-Watergate norm of Justice Department independence from White House political control.

Mr. Trump and his associates have a broader goal: to alter the balance of power by increasing the president’s authority over every part of the federal government that now operates, by either law or tradition, with any measure of independence from political interference by the White House, according to a review of his campaign policy proposals and interviews with people close to him.

Mr. Trump intends to bring independent agencies — like the Federal Communications Commission, which makes and enforces rules for television and internet companies, and the Federal Trade Commission, which enforces various antitrust and other consumer protection rules against businesses — under direct presidential control.

He wants to revive the practice of “impounding” funds, refusing to spend money Congress has appropriated for programs a president doesn’t like — a tactic that lawmakers banned under President Richard Nixon.

He intends to strip employment protections from tens of thousands of career civil servants, making it easier to replace them if they are deemed obstacles to his agenda. And he plans to scour the intelligence agencies, the State Department and the defense bureaucracies to remove officials he has vilified as “the sick political class that hates our country.”

“The president’s plan should be to fundamentally reorient the federal government in a way that hasn’t been done since F.D.R.’s New Deal,” said John McEntee, a former White House personnel chief who began Mr. Trump’s systematic attempt to sweep out officials deemed to be disloyal in 2020 and who is now involved in mapping out the new approach.

“Our current executive branch,” Mr. McEntee added, “was conceived of by liberals for the purpose of promulgating liberal policies. There is no way to make the existing structure function in a conservative manner. It’s not enough to get the personnel right. What’s necessary is a complete system overhaul.”

Mr. Trump and his advisers are making no secret of their intentions — proclaiming them in rallies and on his campaign website, describing them in white papers and openly discussing them.

The two driving forces of this effort to reshape the executive branch are Mr. Trump’s own campaign policy shop and a well-funded network of conservative groups, many of which are populated by former senior Trump administration officials who would most likely play key roles in any second term.

Mr. Vought and Mr. McEntee are involved in Project 2025, a $22 million presidential transition operation that is preparing policies, personnel lists and transition plans to recommend to any Republican who may win the 2024 election. The transition project, the scale of which is unprecedented in conservative politics, is led by the Heritage Foundation, a think tank that has shaped the personnel and policies of Republican administrations since the Reagan presidency.

That work at Heritage dovetails with plans on the Trump campaign website to expand presidential power that were drafted primarily by two of Mr. Trump’s advisers, Vincent Haley and Ross Worthington, with input from other advisers, including Stephen Miller, the architect of the former president’s hard-line immigration agenda.

Some elements of the plans had been floated when Mr. Trump was in office but were impeded by internal concerns that they would be unworkable and could lead to setbacks. And for some veterans of Mr. Trump’s turbulent White House who came to question his fitness for leadership, the prospect of removing guardrails and centralizing even greater power over government directly in his hands sounded like a recipe for mayhem.

“It would be chaotic,” said John F. Kelly, Mr. Trump’s second White House chief of staff. “It just simply would be chaotic, because he’d continually be trying to exceed his authority but the sycophants would go along with it. It would be a nonstop gunfight with the Congress and the courts.”

The agenda being pursued has deep roots in the decades-long effort by conservative legal thinkers to undercut what has become known as the administrative state — agencies that enact regulations aimed at keeping the air and water clean and food, drugs and consumer products safe, but that cut into business profits.

Its legal underpinning is a maximalist version of the so-called unitary executive theory.

The legal theory rejects the idea that the government is composed of three separate branches with overlapping powers to check and balance each other. Instead, the theory’s adherents argue that Article 2 of the Constitution gives the president complete control of the executive branch, so Congress cannot empower agency heads to make decisions or restrict the president’s ability to fire them. Reagan administration lawyers developed the theory as they sought to advance a deregulatory agenda.

“The notion of independent federal agencies or federal employees who don’t answer to the president violates the very foundation of our democratic republic,” said Kevin D. Roberts, the president of the Heritage Foundation, adding that the contributors to Project 2025 are committed to “dismantling this rogue administrative state.”

Personal power has always been a driving force for Mr. Trump. He often gestures toward it in a more simplistic manner, such as in 2019, when he declared to a cheering crowd, “I have an Article 2, where I have the right to do whatever I want as president.”

Mr. Trump made the remark in reference to his claimed ability to directly fire Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel in the Russia inquiry, which primed his hostility toward law enforcement and intelligence agencies. He also tried to get a subordinate to have Mr. Mueller ousted, but was defied.

Early in Mr. Trump’s presidency, his chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, promised a “deconstruction of the administrative state.” But Mr. Trump installed people in other key roles who ended up telling him that more radical ideas were unworkable or illegal. In the final year of his presidency, he told aides he was fed up with being constrained by subordinates.

Now, Mr. Trump is laying out a far more expansive vision of power in any second term. And, in contrast with his disorganized transition after his surprise 2016 victory, he now benefits from a well-funded policymaking infrastructure, led by former officials who did not break with him after his attempts to overturn the 2020 election and the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

One idea the people around Mr. Trump have developed centers on bringing independent agencies under his thumb.

Congress created these specialized technocratic agencies inside the executive branch and delegated to them some of its power to make rules for society. But it did so on the condition that it was not simply handing off that power to presidents to wield like kings — putting commissioners atop them whom presidents appoint but generally cannot fire before their terms end, while using its control of their budgets to keep them partly accountable to lawmakers as well. (Agency actions are also subject to court review.)

Presidents of both parties have chafed at the agencies’ independence. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose New Deal created many of them, endorsed a proposal in 1937 to fold them all into cabinet departments under his control, but Congress did not enact it.

Later presidents sought to impose greater control over nonindependent agencies Congress created, like the Environmental Protection Agency, which is run by an administrator whom a president can remove at will. For example, President Ronald Reagan issued executive orders requiring nonindependent agencies to submit proposed regulations to the White House for review. But overall, presidents have largely left the independent agencies alone.

Mr. Trump’s allies are preparing to change that, drafting an executive order requiring independent agencies to submit actions to the White House for review. Mr. Trump endorsed the idea on his campaign website, vowing to bring them “under presidential authority.”

Such an order was drafted in Mr. Trump’s first term — and blessed by the Justice Department — but never issued amid internal concerns. Some of the concerns were over how to carry out reviews for agencies that are headed by multiple commissioners and subject to administrative procedures and open-meetings laws, as well as over how the market would react if the order chipped away at the Federal Reserve’s independence, people familiar with the matter said.

The Federal Reserve was ultimately exempted in the draft executive order, but Mr. Trump did not sign it before his presidency ended. If Mr. Trump and his allies get another shot at power, the independence of the Federal Reserve — an institution Mr. Trump publicly railed at as president — could be up for debate. Notably, the Trump campaign website’s discussion of bringing independent agencies under presidential control is silent on whether that includes the Fed.

Asked whether presidents should be able to order interest rates lowered before elections, even if experts think that would hurt the long-term health of the economy, Mr. Vought said that would have to be worked out with Congress. But “at the bare minimum,” he said, the Federal Reserve’s regulatory functions should be subject to White House review.

“It’s very hard to square the Fed’s independence with the Constitution,” Mr. Vought said.

Other former Trump administration officials involved in the planning said there would also probably be a legal challenge to the limits on a president’s power to fire heads of independent agencies. Mr. Trump could remove an agency head, teeing up the question for the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court in 1935 and 1988 upheld the power of Congress to shield some executive branch officials from being fired without cause. But after justices appointed by Republicans since Reagan took control, it has started to erode those precedents.

Peter L. Strauss, professor emeritus of law at Columbia University and a critic of the strong version of the unitary executive theory, argued that it is constitutional and desirable for Congress, in creating and empowering an agency to perform some task, to also include some checks on the president’s control over officials “because we don’t want autocracy” and to prevent abuses.

“The regrettable fact is that the judiciary at the moment seems inclined to recognize that the president does have this kind of authority,” he said. “They are clawing away agency independence in ways that I find quite unfortunate and disrespectful of congressional choice.”

Mr. Trump has also vowed to impound funds, or refuse to spend money appropriated by Congress. After Nixon used the practice to aggressively block agency spending he was opposed to, on water pollution control, housing construction and other issues, Congress banned the tactic.

On his campaign website, Mr. Trump declared that presidents have a constitutional right to impound funds and said he would restore the practice — though he acknowledged it could result in a legal battle.

Mr. Trump and his allies also want to transform the civil service — government employees who are supposed to be nonpartisan professionals and experts with protections against being fired for political reasons.

The former president views the civil service as a den of “deep staters” who were trying to thwart him at every turn, including by raising legal or pragmatic objections to his immigration policies, among many other examples. Toward the end of his term, his aides drafted an executive order, “Creating Schedule F in the Excepted Service,” that removed employment protections from career officials whose jobs were deemed linked to policymaking.

Mr. Trump signed the order, which became known as Schedule F, near the end of his presidency, but President Biden rescinded it. Mr. Trump has vowed to immediately reinstitute it in a second term.

Critics say he could use it for a partisan purge. But James Sherk, a former Trump administration official who came up with the idea and now works at the America First Policy Institute — a think tank stocked heavily with former Trump officials — argued it would only be used against poor performers and people who actively impeded the elected president’s agenda.

“Schedule F expressly forbids hiring or firing based on political loyalty,” Mr. Sherk said. “Schedule F employees would keep their jobs if they served effectively and impartially.”

Mr. Trump himself has characterized his intentions rather differently — promising on his campaign website to “find and remove the radicals who have infiltrated the federal Department of Education” and listing a litany of targets at a rally last month.

“We will demolish the deep state,” Mr. Trump said at the rally in Michigan. “We will expel the warmongers from our government. We will drive out the globalists. We will cast out the communists, Marxists and fascists. And we will throw off the sick political class that hates our country.”

Authoritarian State AGs are going after out of state abortion records for anyone in their state going to another state for an abortion. Rachel Madow has the details:

https://youtu.be/DRzz6lYStgo

Let us not be naive about Trump running in 2024.
Check out this short video beginning at the 8th minute.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6D5xD1aLhE

Michael Steele makes the point that Trump lost by just a few thousand votes in only 3 or 4 states. In other words (what he left unsaid) was that despite losing over all by 7 million votes, Trump might have nevertheless won the electoral collegfe again. Steele comments on the number of hard core MAGAs in charge of elections in key states and implies they may manipulate the vote.

In other words, we need to all do all possible and more to keep Trump and/or any other MAGA-Fascist out of office.

If the January 6th charges stick and 45 is found guilty the one for participating in an insurrection, he will legally prohibited prohibited from serving in any pubic federal government position.

Ҥ2383. Rebellion or insurrection
Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 808 ; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, §330016(1)(L), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147 .)”

https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=granuleid:USC-1999-title18-section2383&num=0&edition=1999#:~:text=Whoever%20incites%2C%20sets%20on%20foot,holding%20any%20office%20under%20the

A powerful Lincoln Project short video.

Underlying messsage from my perspective is either you are with the party that likes and seeks to empower women and girls – OR you are for their deisempowerment.

Abuser

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uZMCRXDy3s

Eliseo,

I hope this isn’t too off topic, but your bringing this up is quite timely. I just finished watching a brilliant six part episode series on Netflix entitled Anatomy Of A Scandal.

It explores the nuances of what begins under the understanding of consensual sexual relations and ends up in a very questionable, grey area. It’s a brilliantly done drama. The ending will surprise the viewer.

Anatomy of a Scandal – The Trial – Exclusive Clip – Courtesy of Netflix

Video: 5 min 24 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VUCsS0Wk0A

Eliseo, tapping in to your knowledge and well informed connections do you think India will surpass Russia in some or many areas of happiness, health, or military strength that it does not lead Russia in now?

Bob,
“…do you think India will surpass Russia in some or many areas of happiness, health, or military strength that it does not lead Russia in now?”

BIG YES! All of the above. Absolutely! And sooner rather thal later!

India will surpass both Russia and China in just about every imaginable way or manner of measurement. Simultaneous with Russia’s and China’s decline India is and will continue rising through the rest of the 21st century.

The primary caveat is climate change. How Indians adjust to their presnent and coming climate catastrophes is a complex unknown.

A secondary caveat is whether India and China go to war over water. China is actively stealing water from India’s sacred sources and rivers.

India however is gaining in strength and will eventually be sufficiently empowered militarily and economically to solve their difficulties with China at the diplomatic level. The timing of this is a coin toss.

Meanwhile, IMO there is a high probability China will geographically and literally move northward, abandoning some of their present territory (to sea level rise and desertification) and occupying large portions of what is now Russia. They will regain Outer Manchuria and annex Lake Baikal.

Outer Manchuria is a matter of Chinese pride. The Russians stole it from them in the 19th century during China’s “century of humiliation.” Conversely, taking Lake Baikal is an essential matter of survival. It solves their grave water problems.

Once the PRC government (or whatever government succeeds it) has possesion of Lake Baikal they won’t need India’s water.

Russia will descend into a long period of dangerous chaos and will lose half to two thirds of her present territory as her many ethnic oblasts rebel and opt for independence and the Han Chinese gradually occupy more and more of Russian territory. China may or may not remain unified, but in any case will have a sharply reduced population, albeit more spread out through a warmer Siberia.

IMO India will eventually be as modern and successful as any of our present day western democracies. They will in all probability be a major player by the end of the century (if not far sooner) partnering and collaborating with the other major democracies in governing the planet and fixing our major problems. If the UN continues in its present form, I think it likely Russia will lose her permanent seat on the Security Council to be replaced by India.

Bob,
One more caveat for India. India suffers more brain drain than any other nation. But as they come to dominate heavy and mid industries their capital flight will diminish and likely their brain drain as well. They’ll have more cash overall to retain their best technological and professional talent.

As climate becomes generally warmer, we can also expect the location of their population centers to shift, resembling that of Mexico. In other words, they will tend to be clustered more in higher altitude locations.

Earlier I posted a video about the cult issue. Here is an earlier video with a more in-depth/overview look at the psychology. Very worthwhile watching imo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtfElCtAkWo

Further to the post I just made, I got to thinking of the Moonie brainwashing techniques and wondering what the astrology was for that very very strange Rev Moon coronation at the capitol building way back on March 23, 2004. Could that have sowed seeds for the current political madness?
https://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/24/us/a-crowning-at-the-capital-creates-a-stir.html

Judge Cannon has set the trial start date for the Trump documents case for May 20, 2024. (Dates for various other trials though not yet set are expected to be earlier.)

Many believce the May 20, 2024 date is advantageous to Dems. The more prescient pundits believe Trump will by then have most likely won most of the R. primaries becoming the de facto R. nominee. Can we imagine how stupid the R’s are going to look to the majority of the Am. public and the entire world when Mr. T is convicted 2 or 3 months before the national R convention?

Once a R candidate has won the primaries thereby winning the delegate votes they have no internal unifying mechanism to select someone else. Now what? An acceptance speech televised from within a jail cell or hospital room at a maximum security psychiatric facility for the criminally insane?!?!!

I wonder. Are we approaching the most spectacularly stupid flameout of any political party in world history?

heres what andre at astrology alert thinks about the may 20 trial date https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ELUsCDhin0

Eliseo & Bob,

Some Fun Facts About India

India has a fast growing, burgeoning middle class, estimated to be around 450 million people at current levels. That is more than the entire population of the US!

It is said to be the largest English speaking country outside of the US, which makes its influence felt in the IT industry and in the international commerce industry in general a formidable one……

India’s Unstoppable Course Towards Superpower Status

Colombo Gazette
October 13, 2022

India is considered one of the potential superpowers of the world. This possibility has been attributed to many indicators, mainly demographic trends and a rapidly growing economy and military. India became the fastest-growing economy in the world in 2015, with estimated GDP growth of approximately 5%.

Continued…..

https://colombogazette.com/2022/10/13/indias-unstoppable-course-towards-superpower-status/

I own one of those unique Tata Nano vehicles. This car, originally priced at $2,000.-when it was first introduced in India ten years ago makes mobility in the country much easier and adds to the growing influence of the middle class.

2012 Tata Nano: From Bollywood to Hollywood – Jay Leno’s Garage

Video: 9 min 51 se

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGEwG62Q1UQ

Starting tomorrow, July 23rd; a fascinating phenomenon will be playing out over the next 9 months. Chiron stations retrograde at 19 ’57 Aries. It is essentially the US Chiron return (20 ’08 Aries). It goes back into direct motion in December and returning to the same degree at the time of the April 8th 2024 solar eclipse. In fact BOTH Chiron and the Aries eclipse are conjunct at the exact degree to the minute (no orb) at 19 ’24 Aries. I find that truly astonishing. Perhaps one can say that beginning tomorrow marks the onset of the US Chiron return which will guide the US into a deep healing process into the following Spring.

Chiron Retrograde in Aries- Eclipse Power Point and Potential For Deep Rebirth in April 2024 by Molly McCord

Video: 15 min 38 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A2Y9tBwOGE
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Intuitive Astrology: Chiron Retrograde July – December 2023

Chiron stations retrograde in Aries on July 23, 2023, in the midst of some incredibly significant and intense cosmic energies.

The Lunar Nodes changing signs, the Cancer New Moon, the Sun moving into its home sign of Leo, and Venus Retrograde all happen just days before Chiron, the asteroid known as the wounded healer, journeys into retrograde.

All of this energy combined will intensify the healing work of Chiron, allowing some of our most painful heartbreaks to be channeled into something new.

Chiron will remain in retrograde until December 26, 2023, and by this point, we are likely to have experienced some deeper wisdom, compassion, and understanding from whatever our wounds were trying to teach us.

Let’s dive deeper into what Chiron’s energy is all about and what you can expect as it journeys retrograde in 2023 – Chiron, the Wounded Healer

Chiron, the asteroid, is named after Chiron, the centaur, and the story of Chiron can help us to understand the energy it radiates.

Continued…….

https://foreverconscious.com/intuitive-astrology-chiron-retrograde-july-december-2023

The Great North American Eclipse April 8, 2024

Video: 40 min 11 sec

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

Total Solar Eclipse of April 8, 2024 Over Mexico, the USA, and Canada

https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/april-8-2024

Excellent speech by our Vice President in Jackson, FL:

https://youtu.be/uXiBU3Hz-ns

Frank, like a lot of people who are on stage all by themselves for a living, Harris gets better the longer she’s out there. I remember this about Sinatra as he got older. The thing is to connect with the audience. From that speech I’d say she probably has the kind of stage fright that helps the performance. Like he had.

Unfortunately it’s almost all about performance anymore, and selling oneself. She’s getting better all the time. It reinforces my sense that next time it’s going to be about teamwork and experience.

The weird party has given her something to fight back about using righteous indignation and humor. They may regret it.

Jerry,
Tha Tata Nano is a cute car! I’ve read about them and seen videos similar to the Jay Leno video but never seen one in person. As historical analogy it is evidently the Ford Model “T” for India.

As indicated in my previous posts, I believe India will ascend to extraordinary greatness, a very positive force on the world stage. The data certainly supports that thesis. From early in my life she was a positive force, the Bhagavad-Gita having been my entry text into esoteric thought and practice.

More than one astrologer upon examining my natal chart stated their belief I would become famous were I to live or work or play there. Hmmm. But I’ll likely not get there in this life, though it would surely be fascinating.

I am almost in alignment with those Indian nationalists who assert India was the first among the most ancient civilizations, i.e. preceding Sumeria.

Contrary to mainstream belief, I believe we will eventually discover evidence the Dwarka/Indus Valley Civilization was older than now thought, preceded Sumeria, but was a daughter civilizatio to an as of yet undiscovered, lost civilization on what geologists call Sundaland.

At glacial maximum Sundaland, on the equator was larger than India, but floods from sea level rise reduced it to the present day islands, peninsulas and waters of Bali, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Indonesia, the Malay Peninsula, etc. plus portions of the South China Sea, and the Java Sea and Gulf of Thailand.

The famous British pediatrician, geneticist, and anthropologist, Stephen Oppenheimer did good work on the area, especially published in his 1998 book, Eden in the East: The Drowned Continent of Southeast Asia.

Jerry,

I hope you are enjoying your Tata. Why am I reading all over the Web that it was discontinued in 2019 due to due sputtering sales; has there been a reboot?

I can see how it would be a great boost to modernizing India.

Hi Will,

Yes. That’s correct. The original Tata Nano model was phased out a few years ago to be replaced by the electric (EV) version. Apparently, competitive trends in the car industry has had an effect on Tata’s marketing strategy. Here’s a review on the Tata Nano ET version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdOnpcFVy3s

I was using that as an example. That because of its cheap labor force, India has utilized it’s advancement in technology to make the average appliances and digital devices more affordable for the masses. The number of smartphone users in India for example is estimated to reach over one billion in 2023. That’s three times as many smartphones in current use in the US. Smartphones are becoming an essential component in digital commerce such as Amazon, grocery store purchases, online business transactions, the paying of utility bills etc, etc.

Marjorie Orr has a new article on scotus https://star4cast.com/us-halls-of-justice-the-defenders-of-integrity-gone-awol/

Looking forward to the first Republican debate on August 23rd. Those who say they have met the threshold so far are: Trump, DeSantis, Tim Scott, Haley, Vivek Ramaswamy, and my personal favorite, Chris Christie (from my home state and he has a lot of grit and honesty). I am pretty sure Trump won’t show to that debate. Should be an interesting face-off especially Christie & DeSantis. Pence says he has not yet met the threshold but probably will.

https://www.cnn.com/2023/07/15/politics/first-republican-presidential-debate-qualification/index.html

Only 4 times since the American Civil War has the popular vote loser been elected president. In every case it was a Republican candidate that lost the popular vote but won election. (1876, 1888, 2000, 2016).

I do not think tRump will win the popular vote if he is the Republican candidate for president in the 2024 election and therefore according to general election history he will not be elected to the presidency.

Bob,
Yes, and all four of those presidents are regarded by historians as mediocre to poor. all four in the bottom half of presidential rankings. Trump of course is already seen by professional historians and political scientists as the worst in history.

If Trump is the R nominee Biden will win. If someone else is the R nominee Biden will win. The R’s have NO ONE who can win in 2024.

My best guess on the basis of geopolitical and domestic sociopolitical data, astrological data and intuition is Biden wins in 2024. In 2025 he sets in place a flexible, evolving, gradually increasing, progressive policy vision that guides us and unfolds all the way through the Pluto in Aquarius cycle and possibly through the Pluto in Pisces ara as well.

I suspect in the last two years of his second term he will continue with the ceremonial duties but turn over the other essential executive responsibilities to his VP. His VP will either be Kamala Harris or another female Dem.

In the final year of the Biden presidency she may assume many of the ceremonial duties as well, thereby to be seen as “presidential.” Biden will do everything possible during and after his presidency to insure she will win the 2028 election and be sufficiently successful in her presidency as to be compared to Britain’s Elizabeth I.

During her presidency, (probably in the very early part) an extraordinary world crisis will arise in which she will be emerge victorious. Whether alive or inbetween incarnations, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. will be smiling.

Ok trying again.

India has a big problem and that is the Caste System. After hearing me talk about my experiences in Canada with the Caste System, and after reading about the Caste System being present in Silicon Valley, my sister sent me the book “Caste” by Isabel Wilkerson. It is sitting on my coffee table and I have not read it yet.

Another thing: You are not going to convince me that Putin is a Libra with a Gemini Moon. I do not know when is real birthday is but the 1950 one is more applicable in which he has a Moon in Leo conjunct Pluto. I mean, look at it! and his bare chested horse riding, his manspreading, his silly and inappropriate aggressive speech …

sunstars,
So glad you can post again.
YES! Caste IS India’s largest, deepest and most egregious underlying problem, the mother of many of their other problems.

Eliseo & all: Great discussion on the coming election year in the US! I agree on there being no prospect of victory for either Trump or the Rs. Not saying it will be a wipeout, but it won’t look good. One way or the other, Biden will win. I have looked at the charts multi-ways and it’s all there. Ugly, but there, at least according to my take on the astrology since 2 years ago. However, it’s also pretty clear that Biden’s time in his second term looks to be compromised after the first year in some way. Harris may not be out front, but she will likely become the power behind the throne, possibly along with Jill (??). Hard to guess, but something female definitely going on there.

All that’s fine with me, but if Harris wants more of a power profile as a leader it’s time she looks to her image (as did Margaret Thatcher). Most importantly, she needs an executive haircut. That seems like a catty comment, but it’s true. It’s a tough world for women out there and image counts. A woman in a position of power can’t afford to look like an ingenue with curly locks. If and when somebody finally gets to Kamala and tells her this, and she gets it done, then you will know she’s taken on the role of the boss. Watch for it in 2024.

This is a well known issue for women in positions of authority. Check this article (can subscribe free to this academic site, and there are others):

https://www.jstor.org/stable/3081969

I speculate sometimes that Kamala Harris has not been really ready to accept the mantle of her position because she HASN’T cut her hair yet. Who came blame a woman with a comfortable life for not wanting to let it go and take on the whole uncomfortable fight for a position in the male hierarchy. But to be President, that’s what a woman has to do. Voters are both male and female after all – somehow she’s got to bridge the gap from being a (wonderful) woman to being a woman with real political power. Not an easy gig. So, we wait to see what Kamala Harris is going to do, not just with her hair, but with tooth and claw. Cause that’s what it’s going to take to even get close to being the first female president of the US.

Anyway, here’s a couple more links on women/authority/hair. It’s a real thing:

https://www.stylist.co.uk/beauty/short-hair-psychology/544830

“…. The perceived power of a short haircut – women who do embrace the short hair movement are considered to be more confident and empowered in some way. “With age comes experience and self-assuredness, which is probably why women with shorter hair can appear more confident,” notes Spelman. Garbutt agrees, saying: “When women have short hair in this context, it’s a statement of independence, a taking on of ‘the hunter’ role – traditionally considered to be a more ‘masculine’ and dynamic identity – rather than the more ‘feminine’ (as in, empathic and caring) ‘gatherer’ mantle. “As such, when women go through times of transition or crisis, they will often cut off their hair. It is symbolic of letting go of the past, getting out of our hair whatever has been troubling us, cutting old ties and lightening the load to go forwards into a new future.””

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PowerHair

Hair that doesn’t scream “I want to speak to the manager”, but a softspoken (yet confident) “I am the manager”. Women in politics and business have to be meticulous with their appearance, lest they look weak, inexperienced, or unprofessional. This means that one of the most common and effective hairstyles a woman politician can have is Power Hair. It consists of a short cut reaching the jawline, parted in front and coiffed expertly with mousse or hair net and swept towards the edge of the jaw, so you’ll never see it cross in front of the face like many a lovestruck Damsel Scrappy does incessantly. Power Hair is patterned somewhat on the hairstyle commonly used by flappers in the twenties. Another common variation is cutting it short all over but leaving it longer near the top and “sweeping” it upwards.

And don’t forget re. women and power hair, the strongest female US SC justices of the past, Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, both had power hair – RBG in particular, though a bun is actually long hair in a tight knot.

It’s interesting to note that of the current crop, Amy Coney Barrett and Ketanji Brown Jackson do not……enough said!

Kevin McCarthy and the R’s in the House want to impeach Biden.

I guess chewing gum on Sunday in the White House is something they take very seriously as it most certainly rises to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors as stipulated by the Constitution.

Hmmm interesting Beowulfie. Now this is getting personal in a blog that is open to the entire world…

I made a deal with myself a couple years ago. I would go au natural – that is, accept the color my hair was, growing out of my head, as long as I let my hair grow long and long. Like it was in my 20’s and 30’s and even into my 40’s. Now to be disclosing, even uncomfortably so…. I realized that that image did not please me – just me – unless I had a tight jawline and tight neck. So I did what I had to do to achieve that. 🙂

So in a way I may look like an old hippie chick. However I am fairly well groomed so can fit other images too.

I have Mars, Saturn, and Pluto in Leo. Venus in Taurus. Talk about Fixed Signs! So I am going to make you come to me….. I want to meet you in the middle though… Ascendant in Libra… secretly want to be a people pleaser… and I am a Pisces with an Aries Moon … so was Gabby Petito … but I lived longer than she did…

I think I have power because I express myself and claim my past and my beginnings now on my terms. I want to engage with the people that I like, and support my mental and emotional health by being with these people as much as possible.

However, even though I have these desires, life for me has been more a journey of discovery rather than the life of a leader.

But again, if one has lived long and if one has strong opinions due to thoughtful observations and research, one might desire to be a leader. That’s me. Soooo… to be a leader one has to break ground. RBG was a Pisces. She was doggedly determined as well. She was friends with people who did not share her points of view but who did believe in the Constitution and rule of law. Mutual respect. Ok I understand her hair and that of the former Prime Minister of Britain allowed for easy identification with the powers that be. There has to be some form of consensus. We have to identify easily with our leaders.

So the reason I am writing this is because I want to be a leader. I feel I AM a leader. My very long mixed color silver hair is a statement. It is a statement of my generation, my wisdom. I saw Woodstock happen. I was in the 10th grade when it was announced over the PA system that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

I have always been interested in politics. And now I know more about cycles and sociopaths. I understand that once we can identify the problem, we can seek a solution. Since Pluto in Capricorn is at its anaretic degree we are seeing the extremes of corruption of power in governments and corporations. We SEE….what is going on. Basically it seems to me the average human wants democracy. So with people getting out in the streets to demonstrate their desire for democracy I can’t wait for Pluto to go into Aquarius again. It won’t be perfect, but Aquarius is the sign of the PEOPLE.

And as for me, I want health. I want to be respected as I go into my maturity. I want to be heard, I want to be listened to. When I think back on my youth, I did not respect my elders as I should have. My parents were part of the Greatest Generation. They allowed me to proceed as I should have…

When I talk to my daughter as she is holding forth on some subject I have to remind myself I was exactly the same way. The young do not know what they do not know. Hahahaha! One of my favorite sayings is that “When you’re young, you’re dumb.” For the most part. There are exceptions.

So now my challenge is to keep my mental, emotional, and physical health… There’s enough information out there to help me do this…..If only I can take that in for myself…. Even if I can see that info – can I actually do this to the extent that I need, to to keep on changing my life for the better?

I’ll let you know….. 🙂

To add to the conversation, the two iconic greatly admired women leaders of the 20th century that come to mind, both dubbed The Iron Lady were Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. We have much to learn from their example…..

The Iron Lady

Video: 2 min 18 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX398kx-OCM

The untold story of Indira Gandhi – The Fearless Iron Lady Of India

Video: 6 min 11 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML4gzzMZGM0

Interesting thoughts on women’s hair, Beowulfie! I think it may depend on other aspects though. I thought Liz Cheney’s hair looked great, and it softened her image in a good way, because she comes across as quite tough otherwise. Kamala smiles – a lot! Something they accused Hilary of not doing, and lots of women (why don’t you smile more? ugh) – so maybe a shorter, no-nonsense ‘do would offset that and make her appear stronger. I don’t know.

Now and in recent days sunstars you have and have had fortunate aspects of transits to your natal chart (by orb, 4 at once!). Remember I judge an aspect by the planets involved not the name usually assigned to it.

Lead on, Macduff “And damned be him that first cries “Hold!” (Macbeth)

My last post (10:34 am) meant for sunstars.

Terrific video, it’s 2 hours long but highly informative on psychopathy and leaders and it goes into detail about something called the dark triad. Fascinating and important stuff.

https://youtu.be/3eBN_9rMoVI

Today Hunter Biden’s plea deal blew up. In Joe Biden’s chart a square from Mars to his natal Saturn is exact today. It is interesting that Mars is the ruler of joe Biden’s 5th house which is the house of his children. Saturn is the ruler of his second house of finances. The ruler of his 8th House, the house of financial dealings that involve other people, as well as taxes is his Moon at 0 Taurus and is currently being squared by Pluto 29 (critical degree) Capricorn transiting his 2nd House and by the Sun at 3 Leo in his 8th House.

Over the election his Moon will be still be squared by Pluto from his 2nd House at 29 Cap and Mars at 0 Leo will be squaring his 0 Taurus Moon from the 8th House.

I know this will be unpopular to say, but because of that Mars square to his Saturn exact today and because of the squares to his Moon located in his 5th House and which rules his 8th House, I’m starting to be open to the possibility that there may be something to the accusations from Rs that Joe may be somewhat involved in some financial misdealings with his son.

Also on the list of strong women leaders was golde meir, who wore her long hair tied back in a bun

Frank, keep in mind the judge that scuttled the Hunter plea deal was appointed by trump

this from the NY times “One of the major issues that led a federal judge to delay the approval of Hunter Biden’s plea deal was a provision intended to insulate him from future Justice Department prosecution — including if former President Donald J. Trump is re-elected or any future Republican president seeks to reopen the matter.”

Thanks Kiwi, I’m aware somewhat about what is happening but decided to look at the astrology for President Biden for today to see if anything was showing due to what happened, and there it was, the square from Mars to his natal Saturn exact for today. Then I looked at Election Day. I’m an amateur astrologer but still, it looks like there could be something to it that involves the President’s finances with his son. I hope I am wrong but that is the way it looks to me from what I know about astrology.

kiwi, the other problem was – as the judge recognized – the the decision re the future protection is one that has to be made by the executive, not the judicial branch. Blame Hunter’s attorneys for this one.

arbo,

I didn’t get bad feelings about the judge in Hunter’s hearing; I think she was quite on point.

if the decision to protect HB from any more prosecution lies in the executive branch, would it not be Joseph Biden who would extend that protection?
Who else is authorized to do so in the executive branch?

will, I’m waiting to hear about that.

Former Ohio Dem congressman, Tim Ryan was very impressive on Morning Joe this morning. He’s leading the We The People Action Fund.

He talks about the “exhausted majority,” and what his group is attempting to accomplish beginning at 13:21 minutes into the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_sX7qAzUxk

Timothy John Ryan
July 16, 1973 (age 50)
Niles, Ohio, U.S.

The DC grand jury meets again on Tuesday, Aug. 1.

There is also a full moon at 9°16′ Aquarius Aug. 1, at 2:32 p.m. Eastern Time.

Aspects for Trump, anyone?

Thanks!

Eliseo, I’ve always like Tim Ryan and I also like Senator Michael Bennet, both of whom ran in 2016 I believe. And now for some black humor, the Russian Mafia have put out a hit on Putin as his war in Ukraine is running their business!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/russian-mafia-puts-out-hit-on-vladimir-putin-over-disastrous-war-in-ukraine/ar-AA1erMTX?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=c0b02bd1bdef44f9a531a7c8f910e6d1&ei=23

ruining, not running, lol

Peter, if I’m not mistaken Trump has Pluto in 10 Leo in the 12th (opp the full moon) as well as t. Venus retrograding over n. mars in the 12th and mercury about to do that soon.

https://www.astro.com/cgi/chart.cgi?wgid=wgeJw9js0KwjAQBp9GsLBCErf-hZwUlB4EURGPWxPaYpOWNqH07U0VvOwOAx_MUL0rJWRhFXHptLp1wbZwaBzVGixwhBXwLcbDdilCiQMUpIFBRpaqF80EOzV9W3mqI16CMa6PMP_TvgnOjwmcn5O-XxNYLwfcpFtA5lBAAExhITBlDJgknTuyRv0C4uLbM2lN3iiOUWXBmfimKpn7sY351peK_CC7XvHH8QOKmj_l

Mitch McConnell, who is having health issues, will be affected by the full moon as well. I don’t like his politics but don’t dislike him as much as I do some of the others.

https://astro-charts.com/persons/chart/mitch-mcconnell/

Sharon K & Peter,
I’m thinking his Pluto being aligned the full moon coming from his 6th House of health could indicate health problems, which I believe Andre K discussed in one of his videos as a real possibility. From a practical point of view, he is old, obese and under tremendous stressors hitting him from many different angles so health issues seems realistic to me.

Sharon, one shouldn’t piss off the mob. Jack and Bobby pissed off the mob…

Arbo—-Lol, but not really funny when it comes to the Kennedy bros. And this is the Russian mob — they are probably just as or maybe more brutal. Putin must have great protection but these people have their ways.

My prog demi-anlunar with tRumps prog natal for 1 pm EDT in Mar-A-Lago on Aug 1.

https://imgur.com/9QEz2mT

Sharon, that wasn’t a joke. Organized crime is organized crime no matter what costume they might wear.

Thank you Sharon! Looks like Trump is going to go through a few things! lol

Though we in the Anglosphere tend to be focused presently on inflation, the price of gas and groceries, etc., upcoming elections, and on Trump and the right-wing movements troubling our states and respective countries, there are other weird and strange things going on which may or may not be important.

We and our NATO allies are noticing a high level of unusual Russian naval activity occurring in the Norwegian and Arctic seas. They are bolstering their defenses at Severomorsk, Murmansk Oblast, their northern fleet headquarters, at Olenya Guba, home to Russia’s spy submarines, and elsewhere. The Olenya Guba submarines are specialized in seabed warfare, like messing with underwater internet cables as one example.

We mustn’t assume Russian military activities are part of any unified strategy or plan. With them, it is often the case, the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing. But enough mysterious, disturbing activity is taking place that the US and allies are beginning to focus a great deal more submarine and surface naval assets at Oslo and Bodo Air Base. Presently, quite a number of US and NATO vessels are quietly sailing as fast as they can toward the arctic.

Below is a link to one of the military news articles about this.

Unseen Threat: Russia Adds Unusual Defenses To Secretive Navy Base

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2023/06/unseen-threat-russia-adds-unusual-defenses-to-secretive-navy-base/#:~:text=Olenya%20Guba%20(deer%20bay)%20is,home%20to%20Russia's%20spy%20submarines.

I’m guessing many of you are aware of Neil Howe’s Fourth Turning, I was not. As I listened to the interview I kept thinking about astrology and the relationship between the crises he discusses at the end of the 4th Turning and our nation’s Uranus returns. As many of you know, our Uranus return is coming up in a few years. What I appreciated about the interview is the rebirth which follows, a rebirth led by younger generations; in this case, the Millennials and GenZ. That rebirth after the crisis is what many of you have discussed primarily as a result of Pluto moving into Aquarius. I really hope I live to see what that rebirth will look like. Here is the link to that interview:
https://youtu.be/wv_QJbxCr84

Frank,
I would not say The Fourth Turning and other works of the Strauss–Howe generational theories are invalid. But they are subject to interpretation. I am undecided as to their utility.

Right Wingers find the material inspiring, making the interpretation that fascism will soon take over the entire world. Conversely, Al Gore also found the material fascinating and inspiring.

Below is a quote from Wikipedia about Steve Bannon.

“Bannon was influenced by Fourth Turning theory, outlined in Neil Howe’s and William Strauss’s The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy,[407] one of Bannon’s favorite books.[408] The theory proposes that “populism, nationalism and state-run authoritarianism would soon be on the rise, not just in America but around the world. […Once one strips] away the extraneous accidents and technology, you are left with only a limited number of social moods, which tend to recur in a fixed order” and cyclically. The book was major influence on Bannon’s film Generation Zero.”

IMHO, whatever cycles we’ve experienced through the centuries and millenia are about to be disrupted and overwhelmed by much larger, lesser known cycles.

Disturbing – a stupid strategic error could trigger Article 5. Let us hope and pray they do not blunder us all into such a conflict.

Wagner mercenaries in Belarus move closer to the Polish border, Poland’s prime minister says

https://apnews.com/article/poland-belarus-wagner-russia-border-suwalki-mercenaries-646ecf36cd57540fa8423f5a32320f53

I need a more expert opinion.
I’m not sure I can be as self-objective as I would like to be.
My natal Mars is at zero degrees 33 minutes of Leo. I’m having a really terrible time with PTSD. Might that be connected with Pluto opposite my Mars?

Eliseo, thank you for your sense of the material I referred to. It does seem like we are moving toward a convergence of something big. I dont think the timing is right for an article 5 activation but really, who knows? Your Mars activation could certainly stimulate a PTSD response, and with all the stuff happening, including climate crises as well as international tensions mounting, coupled with any personal and relational stressors…a PTSD response seems pretty normal or appropriate. I believe you know what to do to calm and soothe yourself. I just want you to know that even though many of us have never met, you’ve touched many of us here and I and I’m certain many others will be keeping you in our hearts and transmitting calming and loving energy to you. Deep breaths, friend <3

Hi Eliseo,

I find Eckhart Tolle’s insights very helpful in these matters…….

What Do You Recommend for Healing Trauma?

Video: 15 min 42 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ2GfrendQg

Don’t know how long this is going to last but I can participate again. Ok it might be deemed as silly but I kinda regret revealing myself on this blog… I would be sensitive to Sharon K who is also a Pisces like me and has experienced the world – the political world and event oriented world – fairly similar to me as she is a little younger than me….

I am concerned with Eliseo’s feelings of PTSD as I think he is correct to think it is triggered by transiting Pluto in opposition to his natal Mars.

So, in our maturity we can understand things differently….. we have been through so much.

I would like to put him in mind that the so called hard aspects are INTENSE aspects – they make us pay attention to them.

And the OPPOSITION aspects mean COOPERATION or SEPARATION.

The OPPOSITION is THE RELATIONSHIP aspect.

Perhaps this is like the Justice aspect, or the fairness aspect, or like say the Aries Libra dichotomy.

So with Pluto involved it might be like the balance of power as Pluto is the planet of power.

So Eliseo might have a sensitivity to who has the power, and is it balanced, or is it fair at this time….

A quick comment on the Suwalki Gap –

The war in Ukraine and region has always been about the Suwalki Gap. The gap has been focus right from the beginning, along with how to close it.

It’s all and only about the Suwalki Gap. Google it and you see the future is predicted – one more conflict coming up across the plains of Poland.

The ultimate goal is the reunification of Kaliningrad (think Danzig corridor, Napoleonic wars, etc. etc. ad nauseum), going through the Suwalki Gap (which geographically is a swampy plain next to a huge river) north, across Poland, to join up with (at least a minimum of half of) Ukraine. The map says it all.

That’s what Putin wants – a new Iron Curtain. The outcome, of course, is unknown, but everybody will pay. A battle there will be to settle it somehow and all of Europe knows it. Let’s hope it will be a diplomatic battle only.

Which is why the push to unify NATO with Finland and hopefully include Sweden. The Baltic states are counting on NATO because the stakes for them are enormous. You don’t have to be a history major, but in countries where history is not taught, well, I guess they will repeat it and learn the hard way (again).

Let’s hope it comes down to negotiations, not even more hardware and lives. But this is not rocket science. You don’t need an insider’s look into anybody’s situation room to see the problems. Just read a little Napoleon.

The news are not too blunt about it since the administrations of the various countries don’t want to alarm the folks at home any more than absolutely necessary. In North America, I doubt the general public has any real sense of it because anything outside immediate political concerns is not reported. Nobody is interested.

The whole thing in Europe is a monstrous game of chicken and Biden is stuck sitting across the ocean. He has to play quiet diplomacy because (yet again) the US will have to play a part in the outcome. He has a lot more to worry about than a little global warming and extreme politics within the US these days. Thank goodness he’s there and not you know who.

Only fools, children and Hollywood can pretend that the situation in Ukraine/Poland is not serious. Fear (among the sane) exists when there is good reason. Welcome to today. But on the other hand, there is courage. Sane people can’t think when they are too afraid, so they put fear aside even though they ARE afraid. One must carry on. Just a grandmother’s comment…….

So, Eliseo, you are not alone and you are certainly not crazy. Your worries about the sad, dangerous state of the world are totally justified. We are all afraid – if we think. I mean, it’s madness after 2 WWs and all the rest – are we really at risk of another war in Europe?? It is unbelievable. PTSD is a LOGICAL response to this craziness.

It was fun to go through the posts that I missed… Wanted to say to Frank that I saw his youtube link to the young guy who delineated properly the problem of “Powerful Psychopaths”. I have not yet finished the video where he outlines the SOLUTION we have to chronically electing or tolerating these “Powerful Psychopaths”.

…… or being entrapped by these “Powerful Psychopaths”.

Ok Beowulfie I’m gonna google the Suwalkie Gap. I am grateful. Thank you Thank you. I did not know the history, or the take on Ukraine/Poland and I DO want to know. Don’t we all, in North America want more knowledge as to what and why all that murder and mayhem is happening in Ukraine with Putin as the murderer?

P.S. Imho, the 4th turning is bullsh**. Somebody read a lot of books, made up a theory and says it predicts history to come. Then they wait for the prediction to come true.

If you wait long enough, sure, it could come true. Maybe it will come true, along with the 2nd coming. But funny thing, even the deepest believers never seem to have any luck pinning it down!

The Lord said nobody knows the hour – but that’s the bit we don’t like to hear, right? Hard to live with all that uncertainty, so we make up a theory or two to fill the gap.

Nothing predicts history so closely. It doesn’t come in tidy phases or time slots. Not saying that stuff can’t happen, even in cycles, but a theory does not make history.

People make history.

And people can make better choices if they WANT to. However, a big fat dose of greed beats good choices every time.

To All:
Thankyou for your kind thoughts and understanding.

I’m dealing with a very difficult domestic situation, plus though I long ago took refuge in Washington state, I’ve recently lost what was left of my Texas/Louisiana family to the red state mental/emotional/political fever of the region AND am haunted by the physical and emotional abuse I endured in past years especially from age 3 through 17. It seems the old ghosts do not die easily and they are colder than any earthly ice, freezing us into paralytic purgatories of undetermined duration.

Beowulfie,
Yes, I’m very aware of the Suwalki Gap and its especial historical importance to the Russians.

They say ignorance is bliss. But ignorance is the darkness from which the aggression springs to break our unsuspecting hearts, and in prescience great and deep sadness.

Eliseo,

Were you able to listen to the Eckhart Tolle video I posted for you? If so, any thoughts or comments? It’s very pertinent to your situation.

Eliseo,

….”It seems the old ghosts do not die easily and they are colder than any earthly ice, freezing us into paralytic purgatories of undetermined duration.”

Poetry.

You will get through this. This too shall pass.

Beowulfie,

Didn’t know a thing about the Suwalki Gap. Thank you for informing us of it.

Jerry,
Although I find Eckhart Tolle’s slow, deliberate manner of speech irritating, I did view the video twice. Most of what he said I already knew. It was the last 3 minutes that were to me a bit more valuable as when he spoke of his personal trauma as having been a long series of circumstances and events rather than any one occurrence.

Although some events from my past are “louder,” more visceral, more deeply burned into my memory, my experience was more of the long series type, more cumulative.

As for techniques, he did not present anything I wasn’t already familiar with. I’ve been on a spiritual journey for most of my life, having come to conclusions about reality my peers thought crazy when I was a child. I therefore have long cultivated as much capacity for self transcendence as I could and continue with that quest.

Eliseo,

There are many various ways of looking at the issue, but I think the main key in being able to come to terms with unresolved emotions may have to do with allowing things to be as they are – or acceptance. Quite simple actually, but the mind makes it so complicated.

Here’s another guided meditation for you that is worth viewing…..

Letting Go – The Technique by Sunny Sharma

Video: 16 min 24 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuR2yTDtgPQ

Uranus is fast closing in on Trump’s natal Midheaven. It will be within one degree of conjunction before it goes stationary retrograde at the end of August (23 Taurus). The August 16th New Moon at 23 Leo will be squaring those degrees, so expect some fireworks (more legal troubles?) for Mr. Trump at that time.

Strange Month Ahead August 2023 – Astrologer Joseph P. Anthony

Video: 30 min 26 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6AAATjz8xc

Will, I have also noticed lately that Eliseo, who is very articulate and erudite in expressing his large knowledge base and grasp of patterns and meaning, has a talent for expression in beautiful poetic phrases that is rare. I have also noticed it in you over the years by the way.

Sunstars, although it seems you cannot post daily, you have been able to post more often lately for some reason and your posts express thinking that can be so deep, unique and interesting and also contain a child-like openness. I liked your analysis of the effects of t. pluto on Eliseo’s natal mars: without looking back, you said something about an unfair balance of power against him. May knowledge of the truth set him free to make changes with resolve and accept what he cannot yet change with dignity and forbearance, as he already seems to do, something that would benefit us all.

Arbo & Beowulfie, thank you for the pithy, well-expressed opinions based on a great deal of knowledge and analysis, and Bob, your prodigious astrological work is impressive, interesting, and appreciated as are your spiritual and astrological contributions, Jerry. I have not viewed the “Strange Month Ahead” youtube yet but will do that on another break from catching up with stuff.(and couldn’t uranus on the midheaven contribute to charisma?) Thanks also to kiwi for her astute contributions and to Frank, Les, Peter.
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/31/upshot/poll-trump-republican-primary.html

The NY Times today published a very interesting analysis of “Why Trump is So Hard to Beat” by Nate Cohn. It is because 37% of Republicans represent his loyal base of supporters for whom he can do no wrong – it is the liberal Liberals/Dems/deep state etc. who are against him and trying to make him look guilty. It is a cult of charisma & ideas that make them feel good (this is my interpretation of what they are thinking but Nate Cohn’s is probably more accurate). Another 37% of Republicans are persuadable, and 25% (those who are moderates & have more college degrees) are definitely against him. It’s an interesting article and the comments are very good. Among the first group, here are 2 that I appreciated:

Ari
Massachusetts
21m ago
Trump is popular because of his rallies. These events not only solidify his base, but more importantly, they give him a sounding board to test out themes, messages and specific language that works best. The more applause and positive feedback he gets, the more he expands upon that theme. It’s an organic symbiotic relationship that no other politician has.

and

Jonny
Nj
13m ago
The MAGA base doesn’t support Mr. Trump in spite of his flaws. It supports him because it doesn’t seem to believe he has flaws.

This is 100 percent not true. While there maybe a few who convinced themselves that he is an angel, there are those like me who are MAGA simply because we hate the democrats and media so much and Trump sticks it to them the most. We will tell pollsters he did nothing wrong to goat the media.

Sunstars,
Thankyou for your concern.
I understand what you mean when you say the “hard” aspects are intense aspects, making us pay attention to them. I also understand, albeit a bit less clearly, what you mean when you say the opposition aspects pertain to cooperation or separation, that the opposition is the relationship aspect.

I am nevertheless unclear as to what you mean when you reference Pluto involvement as (balance of power) sensitivity.

My recent experience is of resurfacing intensely painful memories with accompanying insight, i.e. connecting dots and understanding patterns I had not seen or understood before. – All part of my very “Sheldon Cooper” like experience, the fictional character to whom I am often compared.

Thankyou again, my Piscean friend. I very much respect your astrological acumen and intelligence.

Eliseo,

I wasn’t aware of the Young Sheldon Cooper tv series and so I had to look it up online. The fictional tv character appears to be a precocious child, mature well beyond his years, but from time to time is confronted with his odd OCD behaviors. Kind of endearing. I can see why it was a popular tv series. If this draws comparisons to your life, it’s an interesting parallel. Although having a highly developed, refined intellect can be helpful in the world of academia, it can sometimes prove to be an impediment to self discovery i.e. the healing of inner wounds. That’s because the mind is not always flexible and objective. It can play tricks on ones perception. I rather like what J Krishnamurti has to say on the matter: “Clarity is denied when the mind observes with a conclusion…. The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence”

Quietness of mind is an essential part to the healing process. I found that to be true in my life. It is when the mind is quiet, only then can the deeper aspects to ones inner being become more apparent.

Have you heard of Ho’oponopono? It’s a very interesting process if one chooses to go inwards…..

Ho’oponopono New Cleaning Video by Dr Ihaleakala Hew Len

Video: 5 min 52 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3JKFoh5E7w

Will the R party go the way of the 1850’s Whigs? I’ve long felt the R party, like lemmings is gradually in a process of suicide. What future can they have with so many state R parties so ridiculously low on funds as to be unable to pay their people or their bills and tending to frequently get into literal fistfights with one another?

Below are two links (today 31 August) to major portions of what IMO may possibly be the most extraordinary and frankly delicious broadcast Rachel has ever done. Content is slightly different in the two links, but they are from the same broadcast.

Rachel Maddow Show 7/31/2023

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1QXeU9dykg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJlKBI5eqA8

Aw shucks, Sharon…

Jerry, don’t know if you are aware but the astrology vid you posted yesterday by Joseph Anthony is a conspiracy theorist. I started watching the vid you posted but something felt really off when he referred to politics so I searched his vids. He posted one just a month ago for July 4 entitled “The Storm is Upon Us”. It is very Q-Anon/MAGA, he quoted Melanie from Truth Social and then started quoting from others about sightings of military groupings in many states. I turned it off after he referred to Trump as the President Commander in Chief, which was only a few minutes into the vid. I thought you and folks here on this site should be aware. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8TkTHgMKRI

Yes, I felt the same way after I started watching it. “The Deep State” – woo woo stuff. I didn’t catch the Trump and Q-anon stuff though but I was doing other things.

Hi Frank,

At your suggestion, I took the time to review the video in question (Strange Things Happening In August) a second time around and failed to find any extremist political views. He mostly confined his remarks to astrology. I did notice at the 17 min 25 sec mark his characterizating Kevin McCarthy as a “clown” in making attempts to try and impeach Pres Biden during the August time frame. I went over it several times. Perhaps that derogatory remark was actually aimed at Biden given the views expressed in the video you posted? I’m not at all sure. Nevertheless, if you have the patience to listen to the last couple of minutes of the video (the one I had posted), Anthony wraps up his talk with some salient points stating that we are actually spiritual beings having a human experience and that the main focus should be on the spiritual light that dwells within. Whether he harbors other not so pleasant sentiments can and should be questioned, but the video I submitted appears astrologically sound. Nothing that would make me feel uncomfortable.

I submitted that video because I thought the issues surrounding the New Moon square Uranus may be significant. Steve Judd refers to it in his latest video entitled August 2023. He has the impression a high profile leader may fall during this time. Trump’s natal mid heaven is after all being heavily impacted in this configuration, but so is Putin’s natal Pluto (22 Leo). Refer to Steve Judd’s latest video……..

August 2023

Video: 9 min 19 sec

https://youtu.be/mofQ616Hku8

Jerry, Frank said he felt something was off when Joseph Anthony talked about politics so Frank searched Joseph’s other videos and that’s where he found the Q-anon and other stuff he mentioned. I thought Joseph Anthony’s astrology was good although a little negative on what was coming up for the economy…and then I heard mention of the “deep state” and got turned off. I thought maybe Joseph was a leftist critic of the “deep state”, although the right seems to have appropriated the term, but I stopped listening at that point. Frank did a little more research.

Jerry, Please check out the link I posted which Joseph Anthony posted last month that he entitled “The Storm is Coming!” BTW, the “storm” is a Q-Anon reference for when Trump takes over and gets rid of all his enemies. I reject any source which is aligned with Q-Anton/MAGA, even if there is some kernel of truth. I don’t have the patience or the desire to wade through the crazy machinations.

Thank you, Frank.

Trump Charged with Conspiracy to Obstruct Election
Will be arraigned on Thursday. Co-conspirators named.

Watch Indictment Special on MSNBC with Maddow tonight at 8PM Central

1. Rudy Giuliani
2. John Eastman
3. Sidney Powell

DT is so toast!

will, just for the briefest of moments I saw “arraigned” as “hanged.” Must be the glaucoma…

arbo,

Never underestimate the power of the unconscious mind.

Sharon K, awhile back, in response to Peter’s Q about how today’s full moon could line up with Trump’s chart, you mentioned his Pluto being hit by the Sun-Moon. Really nice call! I thought it would have impacted Trump’s health. Happily I was incorrect! Bob had also seen an opposition to Trump’s sun by Saturn awhile back when he used progressions for today! Trump’s MH is also close to being the midpoint between Uranus and Jupiter today pushing him into the forefront of the public. I love astrology when correlations are clear! Finally!!!!

Frank, Sharon,

Fair enough. I’m not disputing Joseph P Anthony’s political leanings after partially listening to the video Frank had shared. As Sharon pointed out, it is not obvious in the astrological rendering (the first video I had submitted). But of course…… yes. I FULLY agree, one has to be mindful of what is being shared in this blog. Nevertheless, all this needs to be taken into context. The astrological assessment in and by itself appears to be logical and non political. Based on his political views as you both had pointed out, I wouldn’t recommend or share anything of his material in the future. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Jerry,
Firstly, I DO NOT suffer from OCD, and unlike Sheldon I DID NOT go about naively correcting my peers or adults of their errors, or false ideas, nor did I argue with them about such things. I learned quickly to keep my mouth shut when I knew someone was wrong about something.

The primary parallel between myself and the fictional young Sheldon Cooper is we both grew up in East Texas, a brutally intolerant, conformist, oppressive, hostile and violent culture deeply steeped in its peculiar brand of religious toxicity.

It’s very much against the grain there to be precocious, or to have a well developed vocabulary at any age. It is a land where ignorance is considered a virtue, where it is believed that knowledge is essentially evil as it might take you away from “the Lord.” If you accidentally use a word which for you is normal and common, but unfamiliar to your audience you will have inadvertently offended them. Any “normal” person would be curious and politely ask you to define the unfamiliar word and happily move on, having learned a new word. But many East Texans are NOT normal. Furthermore, if you do a job or task well you don’t get praise or a pat on the back. You get reprimanded for “showing us up.”

And BTW, having a developed intellect for me has never been an impediment to self-discovery…Quite the opposite.

Sounds like a horrible place for sensitive, intelligent, spiritual people to grow up in, Eliseo, among close minded, unkind people who wear the mantle of being good Christians.

Sharon,
It was indeed a horrible place for sensitive, intelligent, creative, spiritual people to grow up. Not the worst place in the world, but certainly one of the more unhealthy places within the US.

I never met Janis Joplin but knew her brother Mike, and had friends who knew the entire family. She had to leave SE Texas to become her real and creative self, a lesson I learned much later. When she died her mother offered my roommate and I her dog.

Likewise, Johnny Winter, February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014, the Albino Blues guitarist from my hometown had to leave for the same reasons. He fell in love with a unique and unusual guitar I still have today, but I didn’t sell it to him.

My point is – it is no coincidence the area produced a number of White musicians and singers who felt compelled, had a deep need to sing the Blues. Some became quite famous, but most did not. Artists, poets, musicians, intellectuals, we all had to leave to discover who we really were.

The culture was slowly improving through the 70’s when I was in college, but by the time of the Reagan era it began to retrograde. Not that everyone, it’s not 100%, but as I’ve experienced it, the majority or at least those in power are at least as close minded, unkind, and chronically obtuse if not more so than in the 50’s and early 60’s. Thanks to Trump and those who preceded him, that culturally toxic area is almost as bad attitudinally now as it was right after the Civil War.

I nevertheless feel quite certain it is not the only area of the US that through the Reagan through Trump era descended into such intensely intolerant, Jesus fevered perfidiousness. Irony of all ironies, I do not believe the Rabbi from Nazareth would have approved.

Sharon K,
Addendum:
Despite the fact my mother was from SW Louisiana, and ny father was from what is called “Deep East Texas,” when I began to talk I had a northern Irish accent. It took me a while to learn how to talk Texan. It’s no wonder my parents, peers, teachers, etc. thought me odd. In so many ways I was a “fish out of water,” and beyond the metaphor quite naturally developed asthma, a condition I do not suffer here in WA state.

Sharon, thank you for ensconcing some of my shares as poetry. That was a very sweet comment.

Eliseo,

…”a brutally intolerant, conformist, oppressive, hostile and violent culture deeply steeped in its peculiar brand of religious toxicity.”

That is some mighty-fine word smithing.

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

Mahatma Gandhi.

I am concerned for the life and good health of U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan, Born July 5, 1962 (age 61) in Kingston, Jamaica.

She is the Obama appointed judge chosen to preside over the DC Trump case. In past cases she has ruled against Trump, in one case having said “Presidents are not kings, and Plaintiff is not President.”

“Chutkan has overseen several of the cases related to the Jan. 6 assault. In nearly all cases stemming from the riot that have led to convictions, D.C. federal judges have opted to either sentence defendants at or below the guideline ranges. In at least two cases, Chutkan has bucked the trend, exceeding prosecutors’ recommendations and sentencing individuals to more severe penalties than suggested, according to a review of court cases by CBS News.”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-indictment-judge-tanya-chutkan/

My concern is some gun-toting TrumpNut might attemnpt to assassinate her. She has said she has not slept since she was informed she had been randomly selected to preside over the case. I can’t say as I could blame her.

Sharon K & Will,
Thankyou for your kind comments regarding what I’ve penned here. In our writing, may we all generate more light than heat!

Will,
RE: “DT is so toast!”

Well, hopefully. We can’t yet sing “Ding Dong! The witch is dead. Which old witch? The wicked witch” because the “witch” is not quite legally dead – as trials are pending. But we can at least enthusiastically sing “Ding Dong!” as the bells of justice are indeed pealing.

My hope is the man lives long enough to be fitted for an orange jumpsuit and permanently confined to a maximum security penal and/or mental health facility for the criminally insane, preferably far away from media and supporters. I continue my vote for the brig on Wake Island, one of the most isolated islands on the planet and where civilians are not allowed.

Eliseo, how about this little ditty:

https://youtu.be/FczfH00abvQ

I encourage all to read the full Trump Indictment transcript provided at the following link. Its written in plain English and it made my toes curl and my flesh crawl.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/read-full-the-indictment-against-trump-for-his-efforts-to-overturn-the-2020-election

This NYT article explains why Jack Smith was so smart in the charges he decided to use against Trump and how it will make the proceedings move faster.

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/02/opinion/jack-smith-trump-indictment.html

Eliseo, maybe an incarnation in N. Ireland?

marjorie orr has a new post up on trump. she includes comments on judge chutkin and jack smith
https://star4cast.com/donald-trump-will-his-balloon-deflate-or-deflect/

Is anyone interested in creating a free, on-line astrology study group? I know some of the basics and I would really like to know more but I don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a class or even on a software program.

My thought is that on this site there are a lot of us who are knowledgeable but who may want to learn more. The study group would pick a topic in time for us to research the topic and prepare to share what we already know or have just researched.

Frankly, I do not have the discipline to learn on my own without a structure to support me. I know it is self-serving but my hope is that a group like this would also serve others who would prefer to learn in a group rather than on their own.

I have no pre-set ideas except that it be free, not require expensive astrology software (I use a $40 basic program that works on my iPhone/iPad), that it be group led with no designated teacher empowering the group to do and share its own research, and of course that it be available on-line through something like Zoom.

Frank,
Brilliant idea! I am much less knowledgeable of the subject here than most. What I’ve learned of the art was essentially through osmosis, just hanging out with various astrologer friends over the decades. Like you, I presently can’t afford an astrology program or class and to REALLY learn it I need the structure which I’ve never had.

About the astrology study group idea – excellent idea for those who want to learn more of the basics. I’d like to emphasize the word basics though. Astrology seeps in over time. You only convince yourself that it works once you have worked with it for quite a while.

It is also important to discuss topics and to have a bit of a study plan for yourself – otherwise it is only too easy to get lost. It’s a huge topic and some people will learn faster than others. It’s very hard to stay on the same page in a group.

Years ago, I took courses and collected a huge pile of books. I’ve done self-study and structured reading, and they really helped a lot. But, you soon forget. Imo, what works the best is doing charts, just doing them, with the software and books you have and taking plenty of time to ponder. Sometimes you learn only by watching what happens because charts can’t tell you everything.

A very professional astrologer I got to know had a rule that she would never send out a chart analysis without sleeping on it at least one day. That’s a pro for you – no shoot from the hip stuff. There is no getting around the head scratching you have to do. It takes a LOT of time and the concepts trickle in as you do charts.

The cook books and more serious references are handy or essential, but chart analysis really only happens in your head. The basics are deceptively simple and you have to go back to them over and over before the connections make sense. And there is a lot of stuff, many aspects, that are not relevant at a given time. How to sort out the wheat from the chaff?

You need a map and a method that works for you. You work at understanding the relationships between the planets, angles, houses and so on. It makes you tired because it’s work and requires concentration.

Most importantly, it is all too easy to jump to conclusions, accept what the book says without thinking, and to miss stuff. Which means it becomes frustrating and doesn’t work! You can follow a chart for years (like Donald Trump’s) and still find new stuff in it after plowing the ground many times before.

I’ve done mainly mundane charts for my own interest, along with some individual ones for friends, but I have never done charts professionally and I’m not going to. It’s too demanding and and risky. What if you see something you really don’t want to talk about, or even worse, you make a big mistake? Besides, I have other things in my life. You need to balance.

So, yes, by all means – it is fun and worth starting up a discussion group to compare and contrast chart delineations. Any group has to have someone to run it and keep it on track, and it’s wise to set up some security. There are also free discussion boards online as well as short courses from various schools, but any kind of learning needs a good moderator. If you don’t see one, it won’t be worth much. The respected schools charge quite a bit of money, but their teachers are good too. Beware anybody who makes big promises, or big predictions. You don’t learn it by magic.

In the end, you learn it by yourself. If you are lucky, you have a few acquaintances you can talk to who have open minds, but still have their feet on the ground.

Thank you Beowulfie! For starters I am calling us the Starlight Study Group in honor of Nancy who has brought us all together. Lots to consider in what you said. I expect we will look at each other’s charts for those open to having a respectful discussion on their charts while keeping in mind the charts can be quite revealing. I have a few aspects in my chart that I don’t quite understand and would very much appreciate feedback on to help me better understand. I think it could be fun and instructive to look at charts in the news like Biden’s as an example and to look at his aspects for Election Day to discuss. I can also imagine us exploring topics that are a little beyond the basics like what the moon’s nodes are all about, as well as so much more, but it all depends on the driving interests of the group. I think a rotating moderator can work well as the person who can keep us flowing smoothly and on track. You mentioned security and I’m not sure what you are thinking on that.

Margaret,

What the hell is wrong with the Republican Party? I mean, fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me for three indictments and 78 felony counts… and we haven’t even heard from the Georgia DA yet. Surely I am not the only fat lady dying to sing.

McCarthy and company are the largest group of asshats on the planet. And that is saying something considering they share the planet with Elon Musk and his Musketeers. Please, for the love of God, you need to pull your heads out of your asses and finally start acting like the political leaders you were elected to be. The man lied to you. But it’s always about money and power. Always. How are we supposed to unite as a country if you bozos can’t even unite against that lunatic?

Honey, I get it. I really do. Trump has the right to say whatever he wants. He has the right to lie and scream and cry that he didn’t lose the election. That’s his First Amendment Right. In fact, he’s lying all the way to the bank using his unsuspecting supporter’s donations to pay for lawyers. Trump lies all day, every day. It’s what he does. And he does it because you let him. You shouldn’t hate a dog for having fleas. It’s what they do. But you should at the very least expect better from your party’s leader.

And yet, you are sticking with him. Defending him even. A liar. And not just any liar, but one willing to break the law in an attempt to justify his lies. That is your candidate for President? Are you kidding me? He might build skyscrapers, but his elevator doesn’t go all the way to the top floor. Being rich doesn’t make you smart. And being Trump doesn’t make you anything other than annoying as hell.

Trump is a hemorrhoid.

Let me explain. Hemorrhoids, also called piles, are enlarged veins in your rectum and anus. They can lead to itching, burning, bleeding, and discomfort, especially when sitting down. A hemorrhoid is something that annoys you for doing nothing more than simply sitting down. That is Trump.

When he mocked a disabled person years ago, we had to stand up. We had to say something because you paragons of morality wouldn’t. Making fun of the disabled is wrong. Everybody knows that. You learn that in kindergarten. In fact, everything you need to know about being a decent human being, you learn in kindergarten. Trump clearly never went to kindergarten.

https://margaretandhelen.com/2023/08/04/trump-is-a-hemorrhoid/ via @HelenPhilpot

the ever prolific marjorie highlights US finances
https://star4cast.com/usa-squabbling-politicos-cant-sort-the-economy/

“Yowls of disagreement from the Biden camp have met Fitch’s unexpected downgrading of America’s hallowed triple A credit rating. Economic numbers are always subject to vicious argument but the key to the mark down may be political rather than economic. Fitch did note there was an “expected fiscal deterioration over the next three years” and “a high and growing general government debt burden”. But also noted an “erosion of governance” over the past two decades “that has manifested in repeated debt limit stand-offs and last-minute resolutions”.

The following news story has some Christian advocates in a state of of heightened anticipation. The interest stems from one of the Garabandal visitation messages received between the years 1961 to 1965. One of the four girls named Conchita reported that the Blessed Virgin Mary said:

“The Pope will go to Russia, to Moscow. As soon as he returns to the Vatican, hostilities will break out in different parts of Europe.”

Expectation has it, that if and when this event happens, it will signal the long awaited upheaval, a prelude to the manifestation of Gods presence on earth.

Here’s the related news story……

Pope Francis will make an August 31-September 4 trip to Mongolia, one of the most far-flung places he has ever visited and which has fewer than 1,500 Catholics but is strategically significant for the Roman Catholic Church because of its long border with China……..

Pope Proposes Meeting With Patriarch Kirill At Moscow Airport

The pontiff’s plane must stop there for refueling on the way to Mongolia or back

MOSCOW, July 23. /TASS/. Pope Francis proposes to meet with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia at one of Moscow’s airports when the pontiff’s plane stops there for refueling on its way to or from Mongolia, Leonid Sevastyanov, chairman of the World Union of Old Believers (WSU), told TASS on Sunday, citing a personal conversation with the pontiff.

“The Pope proposes to meet Patriarch Kirill without delay at one of Moscow’s airports, Domodedovo or Vnukovo, when he flies to Mongolia. Then he will have to refuel in Moscow at one of the airports,” Sevastyanov said.

According to him, the first meeting between Patriarch Kirill and the Pope took place at the Havana airport in 2016, so a similar meeting can take place now.

“The airport is considered a transit zone, it’s neutral, it would not provoke opposition from those who oppose the pontiff’s visit to Russia. If there is a response from the Patriarch, such a meeting could take place on August 31 on the Pope’s way to Mongolia. Or on his way back on September 4,” Sevastyanov added. – End of Article –

Some background on the Garabandal visitations can be viewed here…..

The Story of Garabandal

Video: 22 min 53 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4__CcFNieE

A more extensive analysis on current events….

Prophecy Fulfilled? Pope Goes to Russia: Garabandal Interview with Glenn Hudson

Video: 1 hour 37 min 47 sec

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

What’s remarkable about the timing of the Pope itinerary is that September 4th, the day of the Pope’s expected return to the Vatican happens to coincide on the day that Jupiter stations retrograde (15 ’37 Taurus). Using the widely accepted date of Russia’s chart – June 12, 1990 9:45 am Moscow, the Jupiter station will conjunct Russia’s natal Venus (15 ’08 Taurus) sextile natal Jupiter/Chiron conj. (15 ’13/ 15 ’44 Leo) and oppose natal Pluto (15 ’27 Scorpio). The Jupiter station will square NATO’s Jupiter (14 ’15 Leo) – NATO DOB April 4, 1949, 4:30 PM EST Wash. DC. It will also trigger the May 5, 2023 lunar eclipse (14 ’58 Scorpio) and the January 22, 2023 Uranus station (14 ’56 Taurus). What all this suggests to me is that Russia could choose to change course in its military strategy and bomb the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (Pluto) in a desperate effort to halt the Ukrainian offensive. That would inevitably and effectively trigger Article 5 of the NATO charter…..

“Tobias Ellwood, Chair of the Defense Select Committee at the House of Commons of the UK Parliament, has stated that if the Russians orchestrate a deliberate accident at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant with radiation outflow, it must be treated as an attack on NATO states.”

Continued In Next Entry…….

Continued From Above……

The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant Is A ‘Dirty Bomb’ Waiting To Happen – A Nuclear Expert Explains

The Conversation
July 13, 2023

After the explosion at the Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine last month, many Ukrainians feared the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant could be next.

These concerns have been heightened in recent weeks as both Ukraine and Russia have accused each other of planning an attack of the plant, which has been under Russian control since March 2022.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has not found any evidence of explosives in recent inspections, but also said it had yet to be granted access to all parts of the huge plant.

So, how serious are the risks of an attack at the power plant? And how disastrous would this be for Ukraine and the wider world?

Continued…….

https://theconversation.com/the-zaporizhzhia-nuclear-power-plant-is-a-dirty-bomb-waiting-to-happen-a-nuclear-expert-explains-209236

Russian Attack On Zaporizhzhia NPP Would ‘Breach NATO’s Article 5,’ UK And US Lawmakers Say

The New Voice of Ukraine
August 21, 2022

“Any deliberate damage causing potential radiation leak to a Ukrainian nuclear reactor would be a breach of NATO’s Article 5,” said Ellwood.

Ellwood’s sentiment was echoed by U.S. Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL).

“This really isn’t even up for debate; any leak will kill people in NATO countries, that’s an automatic article 5,” Kinzinger said on Aug. 20.

NATO’s Article 5 is the collective defense clause, which states that an attack on one alliance member is considered an attack against all allies.

Continued…….

https://news.yahoo.com/russian-attack-zaporizhzhia-npp-breach-190400329.html

Kiwi,

A more commonly accepted birth chart for the US Federal Reserve among astrologers has always been December 23, 1913. I am curious to know why Marjorie Orr chose the lesser known established date. Here is Bill Meridian’s analysis of the two charts……

The Horoscope of the Federal Reserve

By Bill Meridian

https://www.billmeridian.com/articles-files/fed-new.htm

Trump Makes FATAL Mistake, Hands Jack Smith MASSIVE Opportunity

Video: 10 min 27sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG70UR4A9-8

As a reminder, the August 16th New Moon (23 Leo) will square Uranus (23 Taurus) as well as Trump’s midheaven (24 Taurus). Could we see some kind legal detention or restraint placed on Trump?

‘Extremely Volatile Situation’: Trump Could Put Himself In Jail Before A Prosecutor Does

Video: 8 min 15 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfuhzVnuHg0

tRump’s progressed Saturn opposed by transiting Pluto

When transit Pluto opposed his natal Saturn he lost the election. His refusal to accept that loss has him mired in the biggest fight of his life. It’s opposition to his progressed Saturn may accompany an even bigger loss – that of his freedom and his saddle him with the worst presidential legacy in American history

Apr 7 2025 Plu 03°Aq39′ Opp Sat 03°Le39′ Tr-Sp
May 30 2025 Plu 03°Aq40′ Opp Sat 03°Le40′ Tr-Sp
Feb 2 2026 Plu 03°Aq45′ Opp Sat 03°Le45′ Tr-Sp
Aug 17 2026 Plu 03°Aq48′ Opp Sat 03°Le48′ Tr-Sp
Dec 13 2026 Plu 03°Aq51′ Opp Sat 03°Le51′ Tr-Sp

*** END REPORT ***

My 2020 post (edited)about transit Pluto opp tRump’s natal Saturn

Star Member bobnicewander (297 posts) Fri Oct 2, 2020, 01:26 AM
tRump is experiencing transiting Pluto opposite his natal Saturn. My progressed anlunar charts are nailing the occurrences of the past days and I dare say will continue to score hits going forth.
The September 18 demi-anlunar progressed to October 1 with transiting Pluto on the ASC opposite tRump’s natal Saturn on the DESC. tRump’s natal Pluto is exactly on the West Point, an exact 90°square to the MC.

Thanks Jerry, for your post about the Garabandal prophesies! I had never heard of them.

They happened in San Sebastian Garabandal, a small town in northern Spain, where 4 young girls made the prophesies in 1961 and 1965 – look them up on Wikipedia. When someone prophesies, it raises objective questions about the authenticity and authority of the person who spoke the prophesy.

In this case, the validity is questioned within the church, but that doesn’t stop people from obsessing about wars and the end of the world. Apart from fascination with esoterica in general, it concerns me greatly that lots of people may be in a tizzy about the Pope’s visit to Russia in the apocalyptic sense. There is already so much to worry about!

I’m concerned, not because I have anything to say about the validity of the prophesies (since I know nothing about them and am not Roman Catholic), but because any little hiccup these days can set off political and military disasters. Having a lot people all het up about appearances by the Virgin Mary can only lead to more trouble. Never mind that Putin is known to be a convert to the Eastern Orthodox church and Biden is RC, and so on and so forth. Is this shaping up as a new crusade?

Check out these articles from the Guardian and Rolling Stone on Putin’s religious convictions:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/mar/06/vladimir-putin-a-miracle-defender-of-christianity-or-the-most-evil-man

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/holy-war-priest-putin-war-ukraine-1323914/

It is worth a peek at the historic context. I mean, it’s only about the long standing division between East and West, which is one more thing any war in Eastern Europe is going to be about. The notion that the Ukraine war is partly based on religion (the more important part being resources and oligarchs’money) is remarkable.

The Pope meeting the Patriarch of the Orthodox church in late August or on September 4th (always a rare event), is significant because such a meeting touches on the ancient East–West Schism in the Christian church. The key event is known as the Great Schism of 1054. The schism between the churches was/is essentially the mutual divorce, or mutual excommunication, of the two main leaders of the churches. And here we are today, 969 years later.

The history is mind boggling in its complexity and politics, but it boils down to the Eastern Orthodox church in Constantinople (Istanbul) not accepting the supremacy of the Pope in Rome. Not then and not now. The 2 sides were divided on language lines, originally Latin for the west and Greek for the east, as well as celibacy and numerous other differences of opinion and dogma.

There is really no official date for the schism, but generally the events of Jul 16, 1054 are taken as the no-turning-back point in the long line of disputes to this day. (Note, July 16 is the old style or Julian date/ converted to the Gregorian calendar the date is July 22, new style).

This reference says: https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/east-west-schism
“……On Saturday, July 16, 1054, as afternoon prayers were about to begin, Cardinal Humbert, legate of Pope Leo IX, strode into the Cathedral of Hagia Sophia, right up to the main altar, and placed on it a parchment that declared the Patriarch of Constantinople, Michael Cerularius, to be excommunicated. He then marched out of the church, shook its dust from his feet, and left the city. A week later the patriarch solemnly condemned the cardinal (i.e. in retaliation)…..Today, however, no serious scholar maintains that the schism began in 1054. The process leading to the definitive break was much more complicated, and no single cause or event can be said to have precipitated it.”

Will the meeting the Pope and the Patriarch be a new religious détente or just scratching an old sore? The likely time of day may have been around 3pm, as that is the time of “nones” or afternoon prayers in the traditional church liturgy. The charts, such as they are going back almost 1000 years, are quite revealing.

In the 1054 birth chart, Uranus (disruption) at 0 Scorpio is opposite Neptune (religion) at 27 Aries. They are in a T-square to Sun (authority), Mercury (beliefs) and Mars (war) in Cancer. Nothing could say it better – here comes the 1000 year divorce! The chart for September 4th has progressed Neptune at 0 Taurus opposing natal Uranus at 0 Scorpio. Progressed Pluto at 23 Aquarius is inconjunct natal Mars/Mercury at 23 Cancer. Progressed Venus at 27 Pisces is trine natal Sun at 28 Cancer and progressed Mars at 13 Capricorn is trine natal Venus at 14 Virgo (intentions, at least) are good).

But, progressed Nodes at 29 Pisces/Virgo are conjunct the MC/IC axis, which doesn’t indicate much give and take (imo). Finally, transiting Uranus at 23 TaurusRx, opposes the natal Moon at 23 Scorpio and sextiles natal Mars/Mercury at 23 Cancer in the 8th house (note, the house is entirely unreliable).

So, as they say, it don’t look good for the Mudville 9. We await papal developments with great interest………….

The process of fortifying the Fulton County, Georgia courthouse has begun. They are erecting barriers using what appears to be orange lego like blocks and it has been anounced there will be road closures between the 7th and 18th.

The sources I’ve seen have been contradictory, most saying the process began days ago, but some claiming those barriers were begun this morning. In either case the implication I see is the indictment will occur sometime between the 7th and 18th of August despite previous statements it would be done by September 1st.

Also, unlike in previous arraignments, the Fulton County Sheriff, Pat Labat has stated Trump would be fingerprinted and a mugshot would be taken. Previously Mr. Trump was not photographed. I’m getting the feeling Mr. T may not be treated with as much deference in the Georgia court system as he has been in other venues. Considering his defiant threats, (which he is obviously unable to control despite being warned) I’m wondering if any of these judges will have the necessary chutzpa to do the right thing, confine him to a jail cell until trial.

Trump ‘WILL get a mugshot in Georgia’: Sheriff says he won’t get special treatment and will have to pose for the cameras when arrested if he is hit with election fraud charges in the state

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12366839/Trump-mugshot-Georgia-Sheriff-says-wont-special-treatment-pose-cameras-arrested-hit-election-fraud-charges-state.html

Aug 6th, 7th, and 8th all look bad for trump with some element of satisfaction for him on the 7th and 8th.

MeidasTouch
Michael Popok of Legal AF
BREAKING: Federal Judge Delivers INSTANT SMACKDOWN to Trump 00:13:32

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=087e2MxL5Bk

Hi Eliseo,

I came upon the following passage in Facebook this morning. It is an excerpt from a book entitled: The Untethered Soul/ the journey beyond yourself by Michael A. Singer

It resonates with what I was trying to share earlier. Quite profound really. Perhaps it might be helpful to you…….

https://i.ibb.co/8j9CZ2M/Reflections.jpg

Jerry, my guess regarding the two dates for the federal reserve: The first date, used by marjorie, dec 23 1913, is when the act was signed into law to create an entity; the second date of 16 Nov 1914 was when entity began to function.
Could it be the same logic applies for that the declaration of independence being used as the US birth chart versus the date when the US actually started functioning as a legitimate government which would have been when the articles of confederation were ratified in 1781?

Kiwi,

Yes. Agreed. The September 17th, 1787 US Constitution chart is sometimes used as a reference point when analyzing events in American historical events. One such astrologer who examined the Jan. 6th Congressional Committee Hearings that began in June of last year briefly went over the US Const chart. Refer to the following video (it’s time stamped to start at the pertinent starting point): https://youtu.be/Qxu6K-p6vL0?t=863 ). I think it is fascinating that the US Const. chart’s natal Saturn (23 Aquarius) will be precisely squared by the Uranus station of August 28th, the same day that the preliminary hearing involving Trump’s role in the Jan 6th events is scheduled….

Trump Trial Date Emerges As Flashpoint Ahead of Next Hearing In Election Case

The special counsel wants to start before 2024, while Trump’s team has indicated a preference for a post-election trial. A federal judge is expected to set a date this month.

NBC News
August 5, 2023

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-trial-date-emerges-flashpoint-ahead-election-case-hearing-rcna98236

Regarding the Georgia charges, my understanding is that the “by September” extended timeframe is in case further charges are made following the initial indictment, likely this coming week if not the following week. Not sure it that’s true, but that would at least explain the extended time.

Yet to be seen if he is eventually, perhaps after a warning on Monday??, taken into some sort of custody given that he is apparently incapable of shutting up.

…”shutting up” to include social media posting, of course.

Wow! The Jack Smith team wants the trial to begin within 3 months and the Trump team wants 3 years to prepare. Let us hope the trial concludes before the 2024 primary season.

Meanwhile Mr. T is incapable of shutting his mouth. He’ll get another warning, but will continue to mouth off, requiring the judge to order him into custody (jail) until trial.

But I suspect that may be his unconscious intention. I’m sure he believes confinement in jail would enrage his supporters into further insurrectional behavior.

Maybe it would. Maybe not. Almost 600 Jan.6 insurrectionists have been sentenced with many more convicted and awaiting sentence. Something for violence prone Trumpers to think about.

In the long run IMO Mr. T, the nation and the world needs him to receive the Napoleon treatment. Git-Mo is too close. Supporters might try a jail break. Midway Island is abandoned . Pituffik Space Base in Greenland is too close to Russia. Exile on Wake Island is sufficiently remote and civilians are not allowed. Were Wake the choice the Island would need to be better defended by an increased number of personnel. We can’t afford for the man to be “rescued” and “pumped” for any state secrets remaining in his addled brain.

Eliseo, I saw someone posted a photo of Alcatraz as a possible site as it’s unoccupied! (I know, it’s a historical site for tourists now – I toured it many years ago.)

He does need to be kept in custody somewhere on the US East Coast at least for now since he’ll be needed in various courtrooms from Florida to New York and several stops in between…

As mentioned earlier, August 28th, the date of the pre-trial hearing has some very compelling aspects. The Uranus station conjoins Trump’s midheaven in sextile to his natal Saturn…..

Trump May Have Violated Terms of Release with New Attack on Mike Pence

Donald Trump is practically begging to be remanded into custody with his new post attacking Mike Pence

MTN
August 5, 2023

Even after Special Counsel Jack Smith proposed a protective order against Donald Trump for his threats made less than 24 hours after his arraignment, Donald Trump took to his social media app once again on Saturday and launched a direct attack on Vice President Mike Pence

………Many legal observers think Trump’s antics may force the judge to remand him into custody. National security lawyer Bradley P. Moss said on Twitter, “Keep talking. He’s going to risk getting thrown in jail for violating the terms of release.”

Former federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann chimed in, noting that he believes Trump may be intentionally provoking the judge: “Trump is intentionally provoking the US and the Judge so he can then play the victim and heap scorn on both. Very transparent and deliberate plan.”

Progressive talk show host Thom Hartmann on Friday speculated, “Donald Trump wants Jack Smith to throw him in jail. Like Hitler in the 1920s, it will make him a major martyr and gain him support. This is why he’s trying to provoke Smith and the judge. He can easily do 20 or 30 days in jail, He’ll have his Secret Service and plenty of comforts. It’s not like he’d be locked up with general population. And the benefit he’ll derive from it will be huge, politically.”

It’s clear that Judge Chutkan and Special Counsel Jack Smith see through Donald Trump’s schemes and tactics. Now, we await their next move.

Continued…..

https://www.meidastouch.com/news/trump-may-have-violated-terms-of-release-with-new-attack-on-mike-pence

Jerry,
I put forth the same hypothesis above, but your more explicit presentation was IMO a home run. You hit that ball right out of the park!

Although he is compulsive with his threats and hate speech, I believe it quite possible Trump is purposefully violating his terms of release. He may believe that HE will get away with it, or conversely he may be playing the Hitler in Bavarian prison card.

A. Hitler was senteced to 5 years in prison for treason against the Free State of Bavaria, but served only about 1 year with his several Nazi pals in what was more like a very large apartment or condo. There he dictated Mein Kampf (vol. 1) to Rudolph Hess. And the rest of course is what we call history.

Although Trump’s fascism is more Italian in style as opposed to German, as suggested, he may be thinking 30 days in jail (isolated with his Secret Service buddies and creature comforts) would net him a greater and more intense following. But just as easily he could be remanded to jail UNTIL trial – and were his lawyers attempts to delay the trial successful that might be quite an ironic wait.

Nevertheless, I intuiively feel the Georgia trial and WA-DC trial will unfold quickly. He will be convicted; he will appeal and lose, after of which the question will arise, “What do we do now?” The NY and Florida trials will come later, but with same results, conviction.

The man’s health is poor, and more than a few astrologers wonder if he will make it all the way these processes alive. I hope he does. Though he deserves IMO to be drawn and quartered, (not that he or any of us would learn anything from that sort of barbaric execution) he may yet reap a similar fate to the fictional Army lieutenant Philip Nolan, from Edward Everett Hale’s famous 1863 short story, “The Man Without a Country.”

I would also hope upon his earthly demise his remains, like those of Osama Bin Laden, be confined to the briny deep so as to prevent any adoring fans from creating any memorial shrine.

Eliseo,

Yes. I did read your comments and I quite agree. The thing about Trump is that it appears he has a death wish. Double down and hold no hostages was and is his modus operandi. The strategy proved to be successful in the past, but he has run out of wiggle room as he faces off with a very shrewd and formidable opponent – Special Counsel Jack Smith. Trump after all is not very intelligent. His speeches are becoming increasingly incomprehensible and redundant. Take a look……

Trump does a Seinfeld (The Paper Straw Routine)

Video: 42 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAOLyi_4AbQ

Jerry,
Regarding ALL your points in your 5:24 am posting: I agree 100%.

“Florida schools are now teaching kids using “Prager University” videos, a far-right propaganda organization that isn’t actually a university.
One video features a cartoon Christopher Columbus saying, “being taken as a slave is better than being killed!”

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen @NoLieWithBTC

Unsourced article

Aileen Cannon Biography
June 14, 2023

https://wealthyspy.com/aileen-cannon/

“Aileen Mercedes Cannon, popularly known as Aileen Cannon was born on November 17, 1981, in the city of Cali in Colombia in the United States of America.”

This part in my 8:46 pm post says caution is warranted – (…in the city of Cali in Colombia in the United States of America.).

If the DOB is correct she has transit Pluto square natal and progressed Pluto in these times. Appropriate for her life at this time.

There are other possible aspects that I will not elaborate on at this time.

Test

Thanks Jerry, for your post about the Garabandal prophesies! I had never heard of them.

They happened in San Sebastian Garabandal, a small town in northern Spain, where 4 young girls made the prophesies in 1961 and 1965 – look them up on Wikipedia. When someone prophesies, it raises objective questions about the authenticity and authority of the person(s) who spoke the prophesy.

In this case, the validity is questioned within the church, but that doesn’t stop people from obsessing about wars and the end of the world. Apart from fascination with esoterica in general, it concerns me greatly that lots of people may be in a tizzy about the Pope’s visit to Russia in the apocalyptic sense. There is already so much to worry about!

I’m concerned, not because I have anything to say about the validity of the prophesies (since I know nothing about them and am not Roman Catholic), but because any little hiccup these days can set off political and military disasters. Having a lot people all het up about appearances by the Virgin Mary can only lead to more trouble. Never mind that Putin is known to be a convert to the Eastern Orthodox church and Biden is RC, and so on and so forth. Is this shaping up as a new crusade?

Check out these articles from the Guardian and Rolling Stone on Putin’s religious convictions:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/mar/06/vladimir-putin-a-miracle-defender-of-christianity-or-the-most-evil-man

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/holy-war-priest-putin-war-ukraine-1323914/

It is worth a peek at the historic context. I mean, it’s only about the long standing division between East and West, which is one more thing any war in Eastern Europe is going to be about. The notion that the Ukraine war is partly based on religion (the more important part being resources and oligarchs’money) is remarkable.

The Pope meeting the Patriarch of the Orthodox church in late August or on September 4th (always a rare event), is significant because such a meeting touches on the ancient East–West Schism in the Christian church. The key event is known as the Great Schism of 1054. The schism between the churches was/is essentially the mutual divorce, or mutual excommunication, of the two main leaders of the churches. And here we are today, 969 years later.

The history is mind boggling in its complexity and politics, but it boils down to the Eastern Orthodox church in Constantinople (Istanbul) not accepting the supremacy of the Pope in Rome (and vice versa). Not then and not now. The 2 sides were divided on language lines, originally Latin for the west and Greek for the east, as well as celibacy and numerous other differences of opinion and dogma.

There is really no official date for the schism, but generally the events of Jul 16, 1054 are taken as the no-turning-back point in the long line of disputes to this day. (Note, July 16 is the old style or Julian date/ converted to the Gregorian calendar the date is July 22, new style).

This reference says:
https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/east-west-schism

“……On Saturday, July 16, 1054, as afternoon prayers were about to begin, Cardinal Humbert, legate of Pope Leo IX, strode into the Cathedral of Hagia Sophia, right up to the main altar, and placed on it a parchment that declared the Patriarch of Constantinople, Michael Cerularius, to be excommunicated. He then marched out of the church, shook its dust from his feet, and left the city. A week later the patriarch solemnly condemned the cardinal (i.e. in retaliation)…..Today, however, no serious scholar maintains that the schism began in 1054. The process leading to the definitive break was much more complicated, and no single cause or event can be said to have precipitated it.”

Will the meeting the Pope and the Patriarch be a new religious détente or just scratching an old sore? The likely time of day may have been around 3pm, as that is the time of “nones” or afternoon prayers in the traditional church liturgy. The charts, such as they are going back almost 1000 years, are quite revealing.

In the 1054 birth chart set in Istanbul/Constantinople, Uranus (disruption) at 0 Scorpio is opposite natal Neptune (religion/faith) at 27 Aries. They are in a T-square to natal Sun (authority), Mercury (beliefs) and Mars (war) in Cancer. Nothing could say it better – here comes the 1000 year divorce!

The chart for September 4th, 2023, has progressed Neptune at 0 Taurus opposing natal Uranus at 0 Scorpio. Progressed Pluto at 23 Aquarius is inconjunct natal Mars/Mercury at 23 Cancer. Progressed Venus at 27 Pisces is trine natal Sun at 28 Cancer, and progressed Mars at 13 Capricorn is trine natal Venus at 14 Virgo (Mars intentions, at least, are good or maybe not?).

Progressed Nodes at 29 Pisces/Virgo are conjunct the MC/IC axis, which doesn’t indicate much give and take (imo). Transiting Uranus at 23 TaurusRx, opposes the natal Moon at 22/23 Scorpio and sextiles natal Mars/Mercury at 23 Cancer in the 8th house (note, the house is entirely unreliable). Finally, transiting Pluto at 28 Capricorn opposes the Schism natal Sun at 28 Cancer.

So, as they say, it don’t look good for the Mudville 9 and it doesn’t matter which side you are rooting for. This is not an optimistic picture. We await papal developments with great interest………….

ALL:
The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union were finally ratified by Maryland on February 2, 1781, making the Articles “official.” But it was on March 1, 1781 the Second Continental Congress, (thereafter called the Congress of the Confederation) was informed of Maryland’s ratification, making it “more official.”

I’ve looked online quite a bit to discover if anyone knows specific times for those dates but have found none. Has anyone who posts here discovered a record of time of day or done any rectification work for these?

Also, I attended an interesting meeting concerning the synchronicity of the increasing use of the letter X as descriptor and label, generation X, SpaceX, etc. but especially in the search for planet 9, AKA planet X. The context was partly derived from a book by John Michael Greer, The Twilight of Pluto: Astrology and the Rise and Fall of Planetary Influences.

I was not familiar with the book, but one of its apparent theses is that since the discovery of Pluto we’ve been living in a Plutonian era, an era soon to fade into the era of planet X which some believe will soon be discovered.

The math indicates planet X exists, but the perturbations of objects in the Kuiper belt, might be caused by something else or may be confirmation bias developed from our limited data. If planet X exists, presumably with a mass 6 to 10 times that of Earth and an orbital period of 10,000 to 20,000 years, it will surely require a deep rethink of our astrological paradigm.

The problem Trump is facing isn’t that he is under a deluge of seemingly insurmountable legal challenges, but rather that he still thinks he is president……

Trump Was ‘Pissed Off ‘That Judge Didn’t Refer To Him As ‘President’

Video 4 min 5 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D-HylfpuLI

Two and a half years later since leaving office and he’s still in denial…..

Exit 45

Video: 48 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUxXbR25xko

So what’s happening in the near future? The news outlets have reported that Judge Tanya Chutkan was randomly selected and assigned to the Donald Trump January 6th criminal case at the Washington DC District Court on August 1st.

Tuesday August 1st happened to be a full Moon (9 ’15 Aquarius) and it was conjunct Judge Chutkan’s natal Saturn – 9 ’53 Aquarius (DOB July 5, 1962 Kingston, Jamaica 12 pm – time unknown). Strangely enough this full moon conjunct Judge Chutkan’s natal Saturn is in opposition to Mr Trump’s natal Pluto (10 ’02 Leo). This leaves me with the impression that justice will be thoroughly served with this indictment. One brief description of Saturn in opposition to natal Pluto found on the net puts it succinctly….

“You often undermine your own efforts at achieving success and obtaining power. This partly happens because you don’t trust yourself to wield your authority and power well. Somehow it’s difficult for you to suspend the belief that power corrupts, and you would rather stay incorruptible.”

Mr Trump may have a tryst with destiny at the end of September. The reasons given were posted in this blog about month ago. I am re-posting here…………..

Regarding the upcoming astrological aspects, a prelude to the early October time frame…..

The September 29th Full Moon (6 Libra) in close semi-square/sesqui-square to the Uranus-Venus square (22 Taurus-Leo) will be activating the so-called Access Hollywood t square in
Trump’s chart (see video below). Will Trump be “going down” at this point in time? And what will be the fall-out amongst his supporters? Will they act out in some aggressive, violent way?

First, the September 29th full moon chart:

https://cafeastrology.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/full-moon-september-2023.png

Trump’s Access Hollywood T Square (by Astrology Alert)

Video: 3 min 43 sec

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

I’m trying this post again after several unsuccessful attempts.

Thanks Jerry, for your post about the Garabandal prophesies! I had never heard of them and appreciate you bringing up this fascinating topic.

This relates to a couple of good articles I read that touch on Putin and his religious convictions. They discuss “end times” thinking along with politics. As my prior posts wouldn’t post, you might look them up directly: one is from Rolling Stone, called How One Priest Turned Putin’s Invasion Into a Holy War. The other is from the Guardian, called vladimir-putin-a-miracle-defender-of-christianity-or-the-most-evil-man.

According to Wikipedia, the prophesies happened in San Sebastian Garabandal, a small town in northern Spain, where 4 young girls made them in 1961 and 1965. When someone prophesies publically, it raises objective questions about the authenticity and authority of the person(s) who spoke the prophesy(ies). Apparently the RC church has not vouched for them, but the prophesies have become a big thing in spite of questions about their validity.

People believe what they want and apparently they are connecting the prophesies, the Pope, Ukraine, Putin and the Orthodox church. Apparently people are in a tizzy about the Pope’s visit to Russia in an apocalyptic sense. As though there isn’t already enough to worry about!

I have nothing to say about the validity of prophesies (since I know nothing about them and am not Roman Catholic), but any hiccup these days can set off political and military disasters. It’s a worry when people get all het up about mystical appearances, never mind that Putin is a convert to the Eastern Orthodox church, while Biden is RC, and so on and so forth. Are people thinking this could shape up to a new crusade?

Coming down to earth, the historic context is the long standing division in the Christian church and the separation of East and West in general. But the notion that the Ukraine war is partly based on religion (more important being resources and oligarchs’ money) is frankly scary.

If the Pope meets the Patriarch of the Orthodox church in late August or on September 4th (per Jerry’s post, and always a rare event), it will inevitably have echoes of the Great Schism of 1054. The news would probably point out the mutual divorce, or mutual excommunication, of the two leaders of the Roman and Eastern Orthodox churches 969 years ago.

The history is mind boggling in its complexity and politics, but it boils down to the Eastern Orthodox church in Constantinople (Istanbul) refusing to accept the supremacy of the Pope in Rome, and vice versa. Not then and not now. The 2 sides were and are divided on language lines (originally Latin for the west and Greek for the east), as well as celibacy and numerous other differences of opinion and dogma.

There is no official date for the schism, but the events of Jul 16, 1054 are taken as the no-turning-back point in the long line of disputes to this day. (July 16 is the old style or Julian date; converted to the Gregorian calendar the date is July 22, new style). According to Wikipedia, on Michael Cerularius, “Leo IX in his letter accused Constantinople of historically being a center of heresies and claimed in emphatic terms the primacy of the bishop of Rome over the patriarch of Constantinople.” The Patriarch, of course, disagreed.

Another reference says:
https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/east-west-schism

“……On Saturday, July 16, 1054, as afternoon prayers were about to begin, Cardinal Humbert, legate of Pope Leo IX, strode into the Cathedral of Hagia Sophia, right up to the main altar, and placed on it a parchment that declared the Patriarch of Constantinople, Michael Cerularius, to be excommunicated. He then marched out of the church, shook its dust from his feet, and left the city. A week later the patriarch solemnly condemned the cardinal (i.e. in retaliation)…..Today, however, no serious scholar maintains that the schism began in 1054. The process leading to the definitive break was much more complicated, and no single cause or event can be said to have precipitated it.”

So, would a meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow bring a new understanding (and hopefully resolve the war in Ukraine), or religious détente, or just scratch an old sore?

Here’s the astrology angle.

The possible time of Cardinal Humbert’s action may have been around 3pm, approximately the time of “nones” or afternoon prayers in the traditional church liturgy – which, according to the story, allows a speculative birth chart and the “birth” of the Schism almost 1000 years ago is revealing. Set in Istanbul, the chart has Scorpio on the Ascendant and Uranus (disruption) at 0 Scorpio is opposite natal Neptune (religion/faith) at 27 Aries. They are in a T-square to natal Sun at 28 Cancer (authority), Mercury (beliefs) and Mars (conflict, war) in Cancer. The 1000 year divorce!

The progressed chart for September 4th, 2023, has progressed Neptune at 0 Taurus opposing natal Uranus at 0 Scorpio. Progressed Pluto at 23 Aquarius is inconjunct natal Mars/Mercury at 23 Cancer. Progressed Venus at 27 Pisces is trine natal Sun at 28 Cancer, and progressed Mars at 13 Capricorn is trine natal Venus at 14 Virgo (are Mars/Venus intentions good or not?).

Progressed Nodes at 29 Pisces/Virgo are conjunct the MC/IC axis, which doesn’t indicate much give and take (imo). Transiting Uranus at 23 TaurusRx, opposes the natal Moon at 22/23 Scorpio and sextiles natal Mars/Mercury at 23 Cancer in the 8th house (the house is entirely unreliable). Finally, transiting Pluto at 28 Capricorn opposes the Schism natal Sun at 28 Cancer.

The progressed chart prospects don’t look great and it doesn’t matter which side you are rooting for. But we hope for peace and understanding and will await papal developments with great interest………….

Beowulfie,

Re: The Progressed Chart

Interesting parallel. Ordinarily I tend to shy away from Christian related material for obvious reasons (heavily laden as it is sometimes with doctrine and affected self importance). But the circumstances surrounding these visions and Conchita’s unassuming demeanor (she is the one who received the bulk of the messages) is compelling and refreshing. See related interview in English:

Conchita of Garabandal Interviewed in 1980 In English

Video: 10 min 30 sec

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

This dovetails in similarity to the more well known visions received at Fatima by three children in Potugal. These visions were experienced every 13th of the month from May 13th to Oct 13th, 1917 culminating in what was to become known as The Miracle of the Sun on the last of the visitations – October 13th. Thousands saw the sun apparently spinning in the sky, becoming blue and then yellow and changing size, for about 10 minutes. The faithful, experiencing this at Fatima and hoping for a promised miracle, saw it as a validation of their belief. I could be way off on this, but given the weight of the astrological aspects coming up early to mid October of this year (the peak of which will occur at the time of the October 14th solar eclipse), I can’t help but wonder if the so-called “three days of darkness” will commence at this time – October 13th.

I am with you Beowulfie. It’s catch as catch can but the choices are usually ours to make.

Unsourced article

Aileen Cannon Biography
June 14, 2023

https://wealthyspy.com/aileen-cannon/

“Aileen Mercedes Cannon, popularly known as Aileen Cannon was born on November 17, 1981, in the city of Cali in Colombia in the United States of America..”

Unsourced article that may have the correct DOB as current transits to it would be appropriate for experiences at this time – transit Pluto square progressed Pluto and recent and coming Mars transits to the natal or progressed chart.

The bolded (by me) about place of birth from the article gives me cause for suspicion/caution.

PBS NewsHour

Where the criminal cases against Trump stand
Politics Aug 9, 2023 6:12 PM EDT

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/where-the-criminal-cases-against-trump-stand

I’m of the view that we are not mere physical bodies with psychological responses having a random experience. There is a purpose to it all. The outer world is a reflection of our inner state. We have full consciousness but not of ourselves in its pure state. We have a myriad of impressions collected from many lives that have obscured our perception. On a global scale, the weight of these accumulated impressions are about to collapse by sheer inertia. The direction we have taken for ourselves is unsustainable. Economically and psychologically we have exhausted all obvious means towards solution. Eventually we will have to turn inwards, which I feel is about to happen. Meher Baba expresses it most eloquently in this way…….

The New Humanity by Meher Baba

As in all great critical periods of human history, humanity is now going through the agonizing travail of spiritual rebirth. Great forces of destruction are afoot and seem to be dominant at the moment, but constructive and creative forces that will redeem humanity are also being released through several channels. Although the working of these forces of light is chiefly silent, they are eventually bound to bring about those transformations that will make the further spiritual advance of humanity safe and steady. It is all a part of the divine plan, which is to give to the hungry and weary world a fresh dispensation of the eternal and only Truth.

At present the urgent problem facing humanity is to devise ways and means of eliminating competition, conflict, and rivalry in all the subtle and gross forms that they assume in the various spheres of life. Military wars are, of course, the most obvious sources of chaos and destruction. However, wars in themselves do not constitute the central problem for humanity but are rather the external symptoms of something graver at their root. Wars and the suffering they bring cannot be completely avoided by mere propaganda against war; if they are to disappear from human history, it will be necessary to tackle their root cause. Even when military wars are not being waged, individuals or groups of individuals are constantly engaged in economic or some other subtle form of warfare. Military wars, with all the cruelty they involve, arise only when these underlying causes are aggravated.

The cause of the chaos that precipitates itself in wars is that most persons are in the grip of egoism and selfish considerations, and they express their egoism and self-interest individually as well as collectively. This is the life of illusory values in which man is caught. To face the truth is to realize that life is one, in and through its manifold manifestations. To have this understanding is to forget the limiting self in the realization of the unity of life.

With the dawn of true understanding, the problem of wars would immediately disappear. Wars have to be so clearly seen as both unnecessary and unreasonable that the immediate problem would not be how to stop wars but to wage them spiritually against the attitude of mind responsible for such a cruel and painful state of things. In the light of the truth of the unity of all life, cooperative and harmonious action becomes natural and inevitable. Hence, the chief task before those who are deeply concerned with the rebuilding of humanity is to do their utmost to dispel the spiritual ignorance that envelops humanity.

Continued……

https://o-meditation.com/meher-baba/the-new-humanity-meher-baba/

Jerry: “the chief task before those who are deeply concerned with the rebuilding of humanity is to do their utmost to dispel the spiritual ignorance that envelops humanity” – that I agree with 100%!!

There is however, the problem of the existence of self in the first place. We’ve got it and we’re stuck with doing something with it.

Release from the round of this life or many lives seems a long way off in the reincarnation sense since we are the problem, and we’re within the problem.

It is the same competition vs. cooperation question that runs through all nature and humanity. If it is all cooperation (or selflessness in that form), then where is the self? If it is all self, you get what we have now – a fiercely self-oriented competitive world, with blessed moments of kindness mixed in.

Very confusing. This is where a few powerful saints would come in real handy to sort it out. But it’s not likely to happen that way.

Well, Jesus was moved to say Don’t think that I have come to bring peace to the earth, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, etc. (or words to that effect – Matthew 10:34). That part has certainly proved to be true thus far.

Beowulfie,

Re: “The existence of self. We’ve got it and we’re stuck with doing something with it.”

It is said, that resting in the state of pure awareness i.e. being attentive to the sense of “I am” without thought interfering requires no effort. Quietness of mind is the key. That is who really are after all. All else is false identification. It’s the ever restless mind that is the cause of all the difficulty. As one wise sage once said……

“Just sit and know that you are the “I am” without words. Nothing else has to be done. Shortly you will arrive at your natural, absolute state.”

TYPO/ Read: “That is who WE really are after all.”

RE: The Garabandal apparitions.
Esotericists and occultists of most all schools know there are big Mary and big Jesus “thought forms” plus many others (Ganesha?) running about through the astral/mental field (likely the magnetosphere) some of which eventually become egregores. The Swedish Jesus apparitions are usually blonde, whereas African ones tend to be Black.

Same problem with many Mediums. “Oh! I contacted Lincoln/Jesus/John Lennon/Emmet Till/etc.” (fill in the blank) DID NOT! Again, egregores!

There is at least a 50% chance such souls are back in incarnation now as someone else. And what information might be derived from thought form entities and egregores is usually unreliable. It is often but not always merely a reflection of what thoughts and ideas are in the unconscious imagination of the recipient. Context and cultural archetype are determinative in the structure and content of such visions.

RE: Miracles.
All things are governed by natural law. But there are natural laws we have not yet discovered. In that sense there are no miracles. There ARE however events we cannot explain through our Cartesian worldview, events which we interpret as magical or miraculous as we do not understand well the underlying natural laws involved.

RE: The future.
Sometimes we sensitives DO see future events, but often in symbolic form and sometimes quite distorted. What’s difficult is discerning that which is part of fixed or karmic cycles and that which might be ameliorated through our exercise of free will.

Some things in our universe are assuredly pre-determined, already set in motion through natural law both known and unknown. But freewill is also real. Through astrology we see fixed cycles but how we react in those contexts depends greatly on our spiritual development and our capacity for self-transcendence. And sadly, in my observation, very few people have developed much capacity for self-transcendence, a quality I’ve learned is perhaps far more important than intelligence.

Eliseo,

For the most part you may be right. It’s all very subjective however. The same can be said about astrology i.e. what is analyzed and conclusions arrived at can be reflective of a persons interpretations and cultural conditioning. So how does one discern what is genuine and what is imaginative distortion? I think it goes back to the original point. Not exercising an opinion one way or the other, or as J Krishnamurti suggests – start from a place of “not knowing”. Only then can you catch the nuances, a persons motivations, what is slanted etc, etc. I think if you watch the Conchita interview in that spirit you will find her to be guileless and sincere. Nothing contrived. To her it really didn’t matter one way or the other. For many years she shied away from public attention, to the point of moving to the US. At the time of the interview, she had finally reconciled her ambivalence and was willing to share what to her was a very precious experience.

…[Special Counsel Jack] Smith requested the protective order last Friday after Trump posted a message to his social media platform, Truth Social, saying, “IF YOU GO AFTER ME, I’M COMING AFTER YOU!”
“Mr. Trump, like any American, has a right to free speech,” Chutkan said as Friday’s hearing got underway. “But that right is not absolute.”
…”I intend to ensure the orderly administration of justice in this case as I would with any other case,” Chutkan said. “The more a party makes inflammatory statements about this case which could taint the jury pool or intimidate potential witnesses, the greater the urgency will be that we proceed to trial to ensure a jury pool from which we can select an impartial jury.”

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2023/8/11/2186624/-Judge-Chutkan-has-a-few-words-for-Trump-and-his-attorneys

“BREAKING: Donald Trump is hit with a brutal Friday bombshell as lawyers from the prominent conservative Federalist Society publish a paper declaring that Trump MUST be banned from running for president “under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.”

But it gets WAY worse for Trump…

In their brutal paper, the Federalist Society accuses Trump of treason for “engaging in or gave aid and comfort to an insurrection against the constitutional government” when he incited the deadly January 6 insurrection as part of his failed coup attempt. ”

https://www.salon.com/2023/08/11/immediate-disqualification-conservative-legal-scholars-say-constitution-bars-from-office/

the scope of the fire devastation and future recovery in Lahaina Maui is immense. The situation is well outlined in this interview. Spare some prayers for all
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ELsX7PdK4I

As discussed in an earlier post, the beginning of the end for Mr Trump could begin in earnest at the time of the September 29th Full Moon (see the July 9th 2:35 am entry). I suspect this would involve Trump being held in pre-trial detention for repeated violations of a court ordered restraint to refrain from divulging secretive, sensitive information out into the media and/or slandering & threatening witnesses. Here’s why that may not be such a good thing for the stability of our country……

‘Pouring Kerosene On The Fire’: Trump Ramping Up Dangerous Combo Of ‘Fear, Chaos And Violence’

Video: 14 min 30 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDMYJzqyi7w

Astrologically, from another angle, the September 29th Full Moon contains an exact Eris/ North Node conjunction (24 ’54 Aries). Astrologer Robert Cosmar examines the tr. Eris square to Trump’s natal Saturn/ Venus midpoint (24 Cancer)…..

TRUMP: VENGENCE AND THE GROWING EVIL

Video: 32 min 30 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGMk0Eot0v4

Continued In The Next Entry……

– Continued from Above –

A POSSIBLE SCENARIO (I’m going out on a limb on this one, so feel free to skip this part)

A few days after the September 29th Aries Full Moon, October 1st to be exact, Mars will quincunx Uranus (22 Libra – Taurus) activating Trump’s Sun-Moon opposition (22 Gemini – 21 Sagittarius). Mars will then press on to conjunct the South Node (24 ’57 Libra) in opposition to Eris/North Node on October 4th. It will be in t square to Trump’s Saturn/Venus midpoint and the US Mercury (24 Cancer). Finally, Mars in its trajectory squares the near stationary Pluto on October 8th. All of this leads me to believe that most likely we will be experiencing major political and geopolitical upheavals in the US at this point in time (stationary Pluto conjunct the US Pluto). A Biden assassination attempt (incited by Trump’s rhetoric?) cannot be ruled out with stationary Pluto quincunxing Pres. Biden’s natal Chiron (27 Capricorn – 28 Leo) sextile to natal Sun (27 Scorpio) and tr. Saturn square natal Uranus (1 Pisces – 2 Gemini). A swift transition of power with VP Kamala Harris stepping in as President would be the logical, inevitable next step. Remarkably, Harris has an exact Sun-Moon opposition at 27 Aries – Libra. This will be t squared by the October 8th Mars-Pluto square (27 Libra-Capricorn).

Eris Conjunct North Node In Aries 25 Degrees
by A Bigger Picture . com

Towards the end of August 2023, the North Node of Fate starts to conjuncts Kuiper belt object Eris in Aries, to be within 1 degree orb by the start of September.

This conjunction in Aries is at the midpoint between Neptune at 26 degrees Pisces sextile Uranus at 23 degrees Taurus, and Algol at 26 degrees Taurus.

This follows after Eris squared Pluto within 4 degrees orb, and Pluto squared the Nodes of Fate EXACTLY and Eris went into retrograde around the 21 July 2023… and both continue on this retrograde trajectory, while in tight-ish square… See this article to learn why Pluto energy is so HIGHLY PRONOUNCED in the collective consciousness from April to November 2023, and why the new movie Oppenheimer is so significant for this time (with massive Pluto and Eris themes)…

Eris and Pluto energy share many similarities, which is why astrologers are often confused about the difference. Ultimately, the Eris polarity is emotional immaturity versus emotional growth and elevation into maturity. It’s the senselessness versus the sensible.

Eris is about karmic relationships, and is the test of whether you have learnt your lesson in previous seasons when it comes to spotting counterfeit people, appearing sincere, legit or professional, who present grand dreams, ideas and concepts, that in the end reveal themselves as grand illusions, schemes and great loss…

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https://www.abiggerpicture.com/calendar-events/north-node-conjunct-eris-in-aries-25-degrees

Eris: The Radical Feminine Rises
by Astro Awakenings

Mythological Eris is the goddess of discord and rivalry. On the face of it, the trouble she caused in response to not getting a wedding invitation sounds petty, but she knew something far more important was going on. In fact her exclusion from wedding celebrations epitomises the experience of the feminine throughout history: snubbed, shunned, marginalised, demonised, ignored and rejected. In her reaction, Eris embodied the dark and feared feminine which rises up to reclaim her place in a world long fractured by patriarchal power. Astrological Eris challenges us to look with eyes wide open and free from all guile at who we are and what we do – personally and collectively – to perpetuate inequalities and oppression the world over.

About astrological Eris

Eris is a trans-Neptunian dwarf planet. She was discovered on 5th January 2005 whilst at her direct station (that is, at the end of her retrograde cycle) in the 20th degree of Aries, by Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo and David L. Rabinowitz using images originally taken on 21st October 2003. Positioned beyond Pluto, she moves very slowly, taking approximately 557 years to travel through the entire zodiac, and will finally leave Aries in the year 2058.

Continued……..

https://astro-awakenings.co.uk/eris-the-radical-feminine-rises

Angellight, sure, now that they got what they wanted from him.

Frank — interesting idea about astrology study group!

Angellight —Thanks for posting Margaret & Helen on August 4. Made me feel better to know that someone is thinking of me, and I’m not alone. And…..I really like the article about the legal scholars stating you-know-who must be banned from running for office. I realize the low-life senators voted not to remove him from office, but just being impeached should disqualify him. AND, all the charges against him should be the icing on the cake. The fact that he is running is surreal, and obscene. But if he does not run, whoever runs on the Rethug ticket will be even worse, tRumpism is here to stay, with or without the monster.

Leo New Moon Square Uranus

Video: 10 min 4 sec

https://youtu.be/CNY_ygf8ORU

Steve Judd expands on the themes underlying this Aug. 16th New Moon; a continuation from an earlier video. Fascinating stuff. The August 28th Uranus station should reactivate these energies. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in geopolitical affairs..

Marija, thanks. You and Eliseo expressed some interest in the astrology study group, but that was it so I haven’t pursued it further.

Frank I would also be interested in the astrology study group.

Details involved in the Trump/ Georgia indictment……..

BREAKING: Donald Trump Indicted In Georgia Election Case

Video: 11 min 14 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su6kCDnHN3k

Fox News is misleading. So many people get their news from them and the commentators think Trump indictments is a weaponized govt by Biden which is totally false and a lie. No wonder people can’t come together. News organizations, I think, have a duty not to lie to the public. This is not a 1 amendment issue but a duty and responsibility of the press so that people can understand the mechanics of their government or country. The press is the 3rd wheel of the constitution and therefore they have a greater responsibility to be truthful and accurate. That Fox News is not! Going forward there must be laws to make sure that news agents and outlets be honest and truthful and the people they interview if engage in lies be called out immediately.

“Members of the press have a responsibility to protect their publication’s integrity, which means reporting impartial and honest news stories. (See References 1; 2 pg. 4; 3) It is critical that every journalist’s position as an honorable, trustworthy reporter remain intact so the public can count on a reliable news source.”
Duties & Responsibilities of the Press

https://careertrend.com/list-6791192-duties

Angellight,

I so concur with your outrage re: Fox and other untrustworthy, and deceptive broadcasters of “news.”

How do you imagine a revival of ethics being encoded into our news organizations? How could we crush and end enfeebled deceivers of the Murdoch lot?

Have not been able to post since the site went down.
Trying again.

Trump and Regulus?
Is Regulus at work bringing him down?

Trump’s speech and actions fit all the warnings for a fall after a rise to fame and power, “revenge” was a big no-no.

Will: I wish I knew how we could curb this dis-information television news. There will have to be laws and more people will have to sue them for lying on them. Dems and Independents must speak out and get out information more through tv, books, news articles. And we must also do our part. We try, I know.

Izzy:

Why do you think Regulus is bringing Trump down. All I know is that Regulus is the brightest star in Leo.

Here’s a good article about Trump & Regulus in “Stars Over Washington” from way back in August 2018. It states that Regulus causes you to rise but engineers your fall if you indulge in revenge. I guess we can make a case that revenge is part of Donald’s m.o.

https://www.starsoverwashington.com/2018/08/will-regulus-assure-destiny-of-donald.html

Minimal interest was expressed for an astrology study group BUT what do you guys think of us focusing on the charts of politicians and competitive races for 2024? Am currently hearing that Colin Alred has a pretty decent chance of besting Ted Cruz in 2024. Anyone interested in trying our collective hands at trying to analyzing the political landscape for 2024?

I very much miss Nancy’s astrological/ political analyses, nothing I found even comes close. Totally respect her need to move on and grateful she maintains this site. With Pluto moving into Aquarius and with so much on the line, if there is interest, I think we could help fill a gap and learn a lot in the process.

Sharon K: Thanks.

My post from December 14, 2022.

Developments from investigations into the following could change the balance of membership in Congress before the 2024 elections.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/feature/mark-meadows-exchanged-texts-with-34-members-of-congress-about-plans-to-overturn-the-2020-election

Texts With 34 Members Of Congress About Plans To Overturn The 2020 Election
By Hunter Walker, Josh Kovensky and Emine Yücel | December 12, 2022 5:34 p.m.
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Article II, Section 4: The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Thank you, Sharon K.
Jude’s piece is especially noteworthy being written in 2018 when Trump’s true colors as a leader had emerged.

There was a lot of astrological attention to Trump’s Regulus back in 2015 when he announced his run and it kind of fascinated me seeing Regulus right there on his ascendant and conj Mars and reading about a possible fall from grace.

I don’t know if/how Regulus’s entry into Virgo “0” degrees in 2011 changes any manifestations since it moves so slow and I haven’t seen astrologers mention Trump’s Regulus in a long,long time.

Like everything else, time will tell.

Thanks again and it was a great read.

Frank
You peaked my interest on Allred’s astro.
I’m not an astrologer yet appreciate others abilities to analysis charts.
I any Democrat can bring the lying, arrogant,sniveling Cancun Cruz to his knees Allred is the one.

He’s certainly on people’s radar.

U.S. Rep. Colin Allred raises $6.2 million in first 2 months …

The Texas Tribune

https://www.texastribune.org › 2023/07/05 › texas-col…
colin allred from http://www.texastribune.org
Jul 5, 2023 — Colin Allred, D-Dallas, raised nearly $6.2 million in roughly the first two months of his campaign against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

I suspect the righteous, growing and indignant brouhaha from the unfolding revelations, the evidence associated with the various indictments regarding Mr. Trump’s & Company conspiracy to overthrow the 2020 election – will have at least one unexpected consequence:

It may result in strong enough majority popular consent to permanently “retire” the electoral college from our constitutional process. That might well be the #1 reform coming under the aegis of Pluto in Aquarius.

No electoral college means no electoral college shenanigans and back room deals; not just as in the 2020 election but as a classic example – the infamous outcome of the 1876 election.

Having lost the popular vote in 7 out of the last 8 contests, the R’s have given up wholly on winning the popular vote in presidential elections. They are now focused entirely and only on electoral college strategy. The demise of the electoral college would be the final death sentence for the party for which Lincoln would be ashamed.

Nevertheless, IMO the R party will likely “go out of business” before we get to such electoral reforms. As a party I see it highly probable they will suffer deep angst, despair and humiliation as they approach the rocky precipice from which they will collectively fall.

Will there be civil war? Despite the increased rumblings and chatter our law enforcement and intelligence services are hearing, observing and recording – NO! Likely not. There might be insurrectional attempts at some of our state capitol buildings and sporadic violence should Mr Trump be sentenced to jail. But ALL of that will just be more nails in the coffin of the R party and the radical right.

Whatever violence might occur is more likely to be similar to the bitter, sporadic and more personal confederate vs union gang shootouts of the reconstruction era in the South, (1865-1876). But I also think that sort of madness, IF it occurs will be overshadowed and overwhelmed relatively soon by astounding world economic, geopolitical and climate events, most of which beyond our present control.

Well, here it is.
Another solar return for me. I’m hoping it will be a pleasant, productive and creative year. Peace and Blessings to you all!

Jerry,

“The thing about Trump is that it appears he has a death wish.”

I’ve been saying this for a while. He is like a snot-nosed teenager bully who keeps taunting and daring a tough-enough adult to contain him; enter Fani Willis, his very own Lord Shiva who will probably brandish a terribly fierce sword of justice on DJT. I sometimes get the impression that he is tempting fate by pushing his formidable good luck to the ends of his universe, unconsciously hoping that a strong enough adult will set real boundaries for him. I’ve always perceived him as a show-off, degenerate gambler who is a big loser. If the Gods come to our aid, this ass-clown will be out of power, out of money and out of time. So looking forward to having good governance return to our fair nation. I also believe that the up-tick with these brazen smash and grab thieves and audacious crimes are on some level being fomented by a former president who has modelled to the world that lying and cheating and stealing are perfectly normal in his craven world;
‘If the president can get away with all of this, why bother being respectful of the law and truth?’ This monster has promulgated a confederacy of a-moral psychopaths.

Eliseo,

“….. IF it occurs, it will be overshadowed and overwhelmed relatively soon by astounding world economic, geopolitical and climate events, most of which beyond our present control.”

Fortunately or unfortunately (depending on ones perspective) I think the approaching economic upheaval is a forgone conclusion. China’s current rapid economic decline of recent days may be a major contribution to what is about to occur. I’m looking at the September 29th Libra New Moon for a full blown economic crisis in China which could exacerbate Chinese-Taiwan tensions. As one military expert explains “China’s economic slowdown could cause President Xi Jinping to pursue more authoritarian and militaristic policies — even an invasion of Taiwan — to contain rising domestic discontent and channel popular anger against external foes.”

China’s solar return of October 1st (7 ’47 Libra) holds enormous implications, a potential China-Taiwanese war is quite possible that would drag in the US due to formal treaty obligations. The following are the astrological coordinates. China’s solar return will be in precise sesqui-square to tr. Uranus (22 ’35). Tr. Mars, the God of War at 22 ’39 Libra will in turn quincunx Uranus (sudden military action) in square to China’s natal Jupiter (22 ’35 Capricorn) with tr. Uranus forming an exact trine to China’s natal Jupiter (precipitative action). The October 1st date is a stunning configuration made all the more remarkable, since China has in the past utilized this celebratory date as a show of force. Under the pretext of exercising their military muscle they can very well execute a military invasion of Taiwan. China’s progressed Sun at 21 Sagittarius at this juncture will be in opposition to the US natal Mars (21 Gemini). See related article…….

Yes, China Could Invade Taiwan

Heritage . ORG
November 1, 2021

On October 1, China celebrated its National Day by sending fighter jets, bombers, and other warplanes in menacing formations off the southern end of Taiwan. The flights continued day and night for the following four days, with one massive formation of 56 planes testing Taiwan’s air defenses on October 3.

In a speech during this mock “air assault,” Chinese President Xi Jinping described Taiwan independence as a “grave lurking threat to national rejuvenation” and insisted that, while China wanted peaceful unification, “nobody should underestimate the staunch determination, firm will and powerful ability of the Chinese people to defend national sovereignty.”

The immediate reaction in Taiwan of these provocations was bolstering political support for President Tsai Lin-wen. But Taiwanese leadership is worried.

On the mainland, Xi Jinping is promoting his “Common Prosperity” plan, calculated to appeal to the 600 million citizens surviving on estimated incomes of less than $1,700 a year. One primary strategy for achieving this goal will be redistributing the hundreds of billions of dollars that have accumulated in the bank accounts of the country’s billionaire class and on the books of corporations, particularly those in high tech and real estate.

Cointinued…….

https://www.heritage.org/asia/commentary/yes-china-could-invade-taiwan

Xi Jinping Caught In ’Leadership Crisis’ As Economy Tanks And Property Giant Teeters On Brink

News . Com . Australia
August 17, 2023

China’s economy is tanking – and the possible collapse of its last surviving mega property developer could prove to be a global disaster.

China’s economy is tanking. Investors are running scared. Consumers are stashing their cash. And everybody’s afraid of what Chairman Xi Jinping’s next arbitrary reaction will be.

Country Garden – the country’s last surviving mega property developer – is in trouble. Two years after the collapse of its competitor Evergrande, it failed to raise enough cash on Monday to meet scheduled bond repayments.

Only a 30-day grace period remains between solvency and default.

Now, fears of economic “contagion” – where one major failure triggers a broader collapse – are surging.

Already, state-controlled developer Sino-Ocean has missed $A32.5 million in interest payments. And major Chinese “shadow bank” Zhongrong International Trust Co has failed to meet repayment obligations. That’s a worrying sign.

Shadow banks aren’t subject to many rules governing China’s mainstream banks. That makes them the funding source of choice for more risky investments.

It’s a $4.7 trillion industry. And most of that money is sunk in China’s crisis-hit real estate industry. Meanwhile, Beijing is reeling from a relentless barrage of economic and environmental disasters.

After abruptly abandoning its draconian zero-Covid lockdowns late last year, China’s economy had been expected to bounce back under pent-up domestic and export demand. That hasn’t happened.

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https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/world-economy/xi-jinping-caught-in-leadership-crisis-as-economy-tanks-and-property-giant-teeters-on-brink/news-story/27de37869036662370a3941ab40a34cf

Wishing you a Happy Solar Return, Eliseo! Hope you do something nice for yourself today, and that the year brings good things your way.

Les,
Thankyou.

Jerry,
From the point of view of North America, the sooner China implodes the worse for the world, the later the better. For the first time since the 1940’s, under Biden the US has an industrial policy. Were China to implode today, a depression might ensue. Were it to occur in 2026 or 2030, maybe a recession, maybe not. Why? We in N. Am are gradually becoming less and less dependent on China.

As for invading Taiwan, the PRC would lose at least 1,000,000 soldiers in the effort. Any allies of Taiwan would suffer severe loses as well. It would be a horrible mess. But we should not be surprised if climate catastrophes interfere with and end our battles.

Izzy,

With no given birth time, Collin Allred’s natal chart has an extremely difficult Sun opposition Pluto-Saturn conjunction. Given his current station in life, he has clearly risen to the challenge of those difficulties and transformed those aspects into a powerhouse of tenacity and formidability.

I am extremely interested in how transiting Pluto will be affecting the election as it slowly ingresses into Aquarius. I believe Pluto will have a strong effect especially when one adds in the circumstances of our nation’s Pluto return.

Pluto is now and will over the election square to Allred’s natal Sun opposition Pluto-Saturn. I do not know how this will affect his election. The squares coming from Pluto are very difficult challenges. At the same time, though he has faced and successfully met the challenges to his Sun faced by his Pluto-Saturn opposition. He is squarely facing the power of the Texas Republican machine which can be seen as symbolizing end stage Pluto in Capricorn. The squares from Pluto though could have the effect of activating all of his tenacity, strength and power through his Sun-Pluto/Saturn into a titanic fight for his political career.

I’ll take a look at Cruz’s chart and I very much welcome other astrologers to weigh in!

Izzy,

I had to laugh when I saw that in Cruz’s natal chart his Venus is in opposition to his Saturn which is indicative of the dislike from most people.

Pluto is now and will be in trine to his natal Pluto which can be seen as the support he is getting from the Texas Republican machine. His 1AM birthtime places his Pluto in his 12H which is not a good placement. I would say that even with the supportive trine he is getting from transiting Pluto, rather than empowering him he is feeling uneasy and frightened given his Pluto’s 12H placement.

Over the election transiting Uranus is in an exact opposition to his Jupiter indicating an abrupt change in fortune which could go either way. At the same time, transiting Neptune is trining his Jupiter indicating some confusion, illusion or inspiration. In his natal chart, his Pluto and Jupiter are linked through sextile, so somehow his unease or worry is linked with the transits to his Jupiter.

Unfortunately, I am an amateur astrologer and not skilled enough to make a determination of the election outcome. A lot depends on the effect of transiting Uranus in opposition to his Jupiter and what kind of abrupt change he will experience. The opposition is exact for Election Day which could very well indicate a loss for him but the aspect becomes exact again in April of 2025 so it may indicate a change of something else. I would appreciate more seasoned astrologers to weigh in to help us clarify.

Elise, Wishing you a Happy, Healthy, Productive, Fullfilling & Successful Birthday & Year filled with Love, Appreciation & Blessings!

Sharon K,
Thankyou!

Hey, Eliseo, what Sharon said.

Eliseo,

Re: A possible Chinese economic downturn

You wrote: “Were it to occur in 2026 or 2030, maybe a recession, maybe not.”

From all that I have read on the subject, the current trends are not sustainable. The situation is dire and imminent. China’s largest real estate conglomerate Country Garden just defaulted on a huge significant loan August 15th and as is customary was given a 30 day grace period. Because of this latest development, there are some economists now anticipating a major correction in the markets mid to late September. There are already headwinds being felt just in the past week; along with the rapid devaluation of the Chinese currency, the Yaun……..

Stock Markets Face A ‘Perfect Storm’ As High Rates And China Fears Bite, Analysts Warn

CNBC
AUG 18 2023

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index closed Friday trade in bear market territory, down 2.1% on the day and almost 21% from its January highs.

The pan-European Stoxx 600 index followed suit, down 1% on the day and more than 3% for the week, while U.S. stock futures pointed to another lower open on Wall Street.

Stock markets were hit with a “perfect storm” this week, as concerns over a Chinese economic slowdown and persistently high U.S. interest rates rattled global sentiment.

“Whether it’s the brewing crisis in the Chinese property market, the surge in U.S. bond yields on fears rates will stay higher for longer or the big drop in U.K. retail sales, things are starting to look a bit ugly out there,” AJ Bell Investment Director Russ Mould said by email.

Continued…..

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/08/18/stock-markets-face-a-perfect-storm-as-high-rates-and-china-fears-bite-analysts-warn.html
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The Global Financial System is Facing Its Biggest Threat Since the GFC (And Why We Can’t Stop It)

Video: 20 min 13 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90RFup7Q8pw

Eliseo: Happy Birthday and many more!

There is much talk now about the 14th Amendment from Constitutional scholars that Trump is ineligible to to run for president. Do you guys think this will go anywhere.

Eliseo,

I hope I’m not too late. Joining in with the others, click on the following link…….

https://www.birthdaywishes.expert/birthday-wishes/birthday-celebration-in-india/

Sorry. Wrong link. Let’s try that again…….

https://humix.com/YAJt4zdXIOu

Arbo, Angellight, Jerry,
Thankyou ALL for the birthday wishes!

Angellight,
RE: the 14th amendment section 3.
It’s quite commonsensical. I believe their assessment is 100% correct. The question appears to be up to the various state secretaries of state as to whether they accept the FACT of his ineligibility. Obviously, Dem and honest R secretaries of state would be more likely to do so. Will they? They just might.

AND, the assertion Mr. T is ineligible may have an unintended consequence. Suppose a goodly number of state secretaries of state announce they refuse to list Mr. T on the ballot as they agree he can’t run.

Then — What if Mr T’s attorneys and advisors were to inform him he won’t be on the ballot in enough states to win sufficient electoral votes? (This could happen even before any court trials.)

Mr. T would then have an incentive to transfer his remaining funds into Swiss accounts and flee the country for whatever amenable country with no extradition treaty with the US, AND who might agree to accept him.

Would he – Could he actually escape? Likely not. He would probably want to fly away in his big jet. But big jets don’t fly without a filed flight plan, particularly if they are headed overseas. Any effort to do so would be fairly obvious. Imagine Trump + pilots and flight crew in his big plane preparing for takeoff but surrounded by armed FBI with formidable backup. That would be a very “interesting” and probably televised situation!

Chances are the plane would never get off the ground. But if it did, it would of necessity be shot down. Why? You can’t let an ex-president with state secrets in his head who is also attempting to escape justice land to share those secrets with any of our enemies. By definition, a nation with no extradition treaty with the US is probably not one of our friends.
I can easily imagine Trump hoping to escape, perhaps to Saudi Arabia or Russia, where the rule of law is superceded by might makes right.

IMO Trump has probably already shared state secrets with foreign, unfriendly nations – in which case he is already guilty of espionage in its most literal sense. But trusting Trump abroad to keep his braggart mouth shut would be like politely asking a chameleon to stop changing colors.

A few hours ago a young acquaintance who is working on a double degree in electrical engineering and marine biology shared with me a very disturbing thought. She said that 3 months ago biologists determined the phytoplankton in our oceans had switched from functioning as carbon sinks which release oxygen to consuming oxygen and releasing carbon dioxide. This is a natural consequence of warming waters.

https://www.newswise.com/articles/climate-change-may-transform-ocean-plankton-into-carbon-emitters#:~:text=The%20discoveries%20are%20published%20in,carbon%20sinks%20to%20carbon%20emitters.

If true, it indicates a very alarming tipping point has been passed. She told me peer reviewed reports on this have not yet been published as they are still in process. I’ve nevertheless looked about on the net for such reports but have not found such.

When next I see my acquaintance I’ll be sure to follow this up; I will seek further detail. I’m wondering, which oceans, which sections of those oceans? Is it all of them? Or just those closer to equatorial areas? Meanwhile, if any of you come across any science articles documenting this supposed change, please let me know.

Frankly, as much as we on this blog are understandably focused on Trump, neo-fascism, etc. this particular story if true, has greater importance.

THIS IS UNDEMOCRATIC AND A THREAT TO DEMOCRACY TO REMOVE FANI WILLIS BECAUSE SHE IS CHARGING TRUMP FOR BREAKING THE LAW!

Trump backers are going after Willis using a new state law approved by Gov. Brian Kemp that creates a state commission with power to sanction or oust prosecutors found to be neglecting their duties or responsible for an array of other violations.

https://www.ajc.com/politics/trumps-georgia-allies-search-for-ways-to-punish-fani-willis/LYUKIOKBJJBMBAXFD3JCWO2ZTQ/#

Yes, I too believe Trump has already sold state secrets and shared the documents with adversaries, for money of course. This man is so dangerous, so very dangerous and has changed our world.

District of Columbia. Willfully inciting or urging others to engage in a riot results in up to a six-month jail sentence. The penalty bumps up to a 10-year prison sentence if the riot results in serious bodily harm to a victim or more than $5,000 in property damage. (D.C. Code § 22-1322 (2020).)

https://www.criminaldefenselawyer.com/resources/inciting-to-riot-violence-or-insurrection.html

IMO every time some TrumpPunk assassinates someone who flies a pride flag, or expresses a liberal opinion, or says or does something counter to Trump ideology – not only the direct perpetrator but also Trump himself should be held accountable.

Time for a little satirical levity with Randy Rainbow’s latest: https://youtu.be/596N4aPnjrs

Oh my goodness. I thought this site had gone down, I haven’t been able to get on for months, I’m at the hairdresser and it randomly popped in my mind to check this site.

Is it being actively used, and what happened?

Diana

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a beautiful soul Eliseo

Love your Pisces friend
Diana

Broadening Public Engagement in the Federal Regulatory Process

“How President Biden and his administration are working for the American people, as well as ways you can get involved and help our country build back better.”

https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/information-regulatory-affairs/broadening-public-engagement-in-the-federal-regulatory-process/

RE: The plane crash with Yevgeny Prigozhin and his top two cammanders.
Should not be a surprise. NATO has an open door policy. Russia has an open window policy.

What is the Big Lie?

“From a historical perspective, the 2020 presidential election was not particularly close. President Biden beat former President Trump by over 7 million votes and secured a decisive 302 – 236 Electoral College victory. Biden received more total votes than any previous candidate for President in U.S. history. Nevertheless, Trump continues to claim that the 2020 election was stolen from him and that the Republicans who affirmed Biden’s victory were complicit in a conspiracy to defeat their own party’s presidential candidate. That is the Big Lie.
Over halfway through President Biden’s term in office and days away from the first debates of the 2024 presidential campaign, the Big Lie is still threatening our ability to ensure that citizens can exercise their right to vote free from intimidation and even violence, that election workers can count those votes correctly and efficiently, and that the American people can have confidence in the results. These threats aren’t rhetorical; the Big Lie has devastating real-world consequences:
Violence and threats of violence. The January 6, 2021 assault on the U.S. Capitol is the most salient example of violence spurred by the Big Lie. In case after case, those charged with violent acts that day have cited their belief that the 2020 election was stolen as the motivation for their crimes. The Big Lie also inspired a wave of threats and actual violence against election officials across the country. The threats have been so persistent that election workers are leaving their jobs and remaining officials worry about having sufficient staff to carry out future elections.”

https://protectdemocracy.org/work/what-is-the-big-lie/

Angellight,
Considering current R attitudes, the weakness of the R field running for the presidential nomination, the winner take all R primaries in the red states, and the continuing devotion to Mr.T.,
I see it as probable he will get the R nomination even if convicted of the various felonies he’ll be on trial for. Meanwhile, the Dem secretaries of state and honest R secretaries of state in the blue states and in some of the red states will likely not allow him on the ballot in concert with section 3 of the 14th amendment. If you are not on the ballot, it is impossible to gain that states electoral votes regardless of the outcome of the popular vote.

On another subject:
IMO, It’s not absolutely certain Yevgeny Prigozhin is dead. There were ten people listed as on the flight, but only eight bodies were found. Considering there are at last six suspect groups who want him dead, he might have been wiley enough to fake his demise and continue an alternate life in Africa coasting on his multimillions of Swiss francs. Maybe he’s dead, but maybe he’s not. I’d prefer more substantial proof.

And another:
About a month ago the James Webb Telescope detected a SUDDEN 250% increase in Betelgeuse’s brightness.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkY51tqHQMM

I have a feeling we’ll see it soon go supernova at some key point in our world history, probably between now and 2030. Who knows? Maybe we’ll see it during our 2024 election. OR… maybe at the onset or end of a major war… or maybe in a 1000 years. Betelgeuse is in the constellation Orion. I don’t know under what sign it would be located.

“In the 1960s, Republicans made a devil’s bargain, courting the racists and social traditionalists who began to turn from the Democratic Party when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt began to make inroads on racial discrimination. Those same reactionaries jumped from the Democrats to create their own party when Democratic president Harry S. Truman strengthened his party’s turn toward civil rights by creating a presidential commission on civil rights in 1946 and then ordering the military to desegregate in 1948. Reactionaries rushed to abandon the Democrats permanently after Congress passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act, joining the Republicans at least temporarily to vote for Arizona senator Barry Goldwater, who promised to roll back civil rights laws and court decisions.
The 1965 Voting Rights Act was the final straw for many of those reactionaries, and they began to move to the Republicans as a group when Richard Nixon promised not to use the federal government to enforce civil rights in the states. This so-called southern strategy pulled the Republican Party rightward.

In 1980, Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan appeared at the Neshoba County Fair near Philadelphia, Mississippi, a few miles from where three civil rights workers had been murdered in 1964 for their work registering Black Mississippians to vote, and said, “I believe in states’ rights.” Reagan tied government defense of civil rights to socialism, insisting that the government was using tax dollars from hardworking Americans to give handouts to lazy people, often using code words to mean “Black.”

Since then, as their economic policies have become more and more unpopular, the Republicans have kept voters behind them by insisting that anyone calling for federal action is advocating socialism and by drawing deep divisions between those who vote Republican, whom they define as true Americans, and anyone who does not vote Republican and thus, in their ideology, is anti-American.”

https://open.substack.com/pub/heathercoxrichardson/p/august-24-2023?r=3kukk&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=email

Betelgeuse right now

https://imgur.com/1CjQvDC

Chart for above data.

https://imgur.com/TeJpXGw

Data at 12:25 am was given for Washington, DC just after midnight, EDT, on Aug 26. Chart at 1:15 am is for Olympia, WA at 12:54 am, PDT on Aug 26.

Diana,
Thankyou for your kind birthday wishes. Didn’t know you are a Pisces. For some reason Pisces people are interacting with me a great deal more lately.

Bob,
Many thanks for the Betelgeuse information. I had no idea it was presently conjunct my ascendant! Very interesting and helpful!

Inaugural Moons through 2009.

https://imgur.com/N1Iqz

Since then:

The inaugural Moon test for party change held true for the 2013 inauguration when the inaugural RAMC was at 298°12′ and the Moon rose at 301°54′ (Moon below – no change).

And for the 2017 inauguration when it appeared not to work as the Moon in longitude was shown below the DESC when in reality the actual body of the Moon set at 300°13′ and the RAMC was at 298°14′ (Moon above DESC = change, stolen by GOP).

And again in 2021 when inaugural RAMC was at 298°15′ and the Moon rose at 292°24′ (Moon above ASC change).

With those correct calls the test has a record of 28 right calls out of 32 inaugurations (88%).
For the 2025 inauguration the Moon is far below the DESC, a call of no party change.

9 out of 10 ain’t bad.

Doesn’t anyone on the Right know any world history? The Proud Boys and several similar organizations are Americanized versions of the German WWII era Sturmabteilung, commonly referred to in English as the SA, AKA Brownshirts (Braunhemden).

And why we treat R candidates and voters with fascist cultic views like normal 1976 R’s seems absolutely crazy and suicidal to me. In covering the debates and other activities of the R’s our mainstream media are not doing well. They are using the wrong nouns, adjectives and adverbs!

My dear Eliseo,

In my opinion, the Republicans are there for a very specific noble purpose. To hasten the inevitable. To bring America and the world at large down to its knees. Once that purpose has been served, then we can start afresh. With a new clean slate. What I am referring to is the out of control spending (the US deficit). This living beyond our means has been going on for decades. And now it has reached its utmost limits. By virtue of its unsustainability, the economy will fall, and in all likelihood, it will fall hard. The old method of doing things has run it course. It’s time for an entirely new perspective.

I’m looking at the October 1st Mars-Uranus quincunx (22 Libra – Taurus) for a major correction in the financial markets due to several astrological and political factors. Tr. Uranus will be squaring the New York Stock Exchange’s natal Pluto (23 Aquarius ). The Sun at 7 Libra will conjunct China’s natal Sun in sesquisquare to tr. Uranus, so China’s involvement is equally complicit (a collapse in the Chinese economy?). So here’s where it all starts. The September 30th deadline……..

Freedom Caucus Pours Gasoline On Congress’ Heated Spending Fight As Government Shutdown Fears Grow

Lawmakers must reach an agreement on funding by Sept. 30

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/freedom-caucus-congress-spending-fight-government-shutdown

Kevin McCarthy Is Staring Down A Government Shutdown Unless He Gets His Party In Line

The House speaker’s right flank is threatening to sink a bill that would help avert catastrophe unless the DOJ backs off of Donald Trump. Will McCarthy balk or buckle?

Vanity Fair
August 22 2023

Here we go again: Kevin McCarthy has yet another mess waiting for him when Congress returns from recess in September. The House Speaker, whose nine months with the gavel have been marked by one bruising battle against his right flank after another, told his conference last week that he would likely seek a stopgap bill to avoid a government shutdown in order to buy more time for a longer-term spending bill. But on Monday, the House Freedom Caucus shot back with their response: Hell no.

“We’ve got to hold the line,” Chip Roy, a key member of the far-right caucus, said in a Newsmax interview with Greta Van Susteren Monday evening.

As expected, the Freedom Caucus—which has used the GOP’s razor-thin House majority as leverage against McCarthy, who holds only a tenuous grip on power—said in a statement that it would oppose a short-term funding measure. It’s “designed to push Congress up against a December deadline,” they argued, and “force the passage of yet another monstrous, budget busting, pork filled, lobbyist handout omnibus spending bill” at the end of the year. “We will use every procedural tool necessary to prevent that outcome,” the caucus added, outlining a set of extreme-right demands on immigration, Ukraine, so-called “woke” Pentagon policies, and the supposed “weaponization” of the Justice Department. Which is to say: The right is essentially threatening to shut down the government in five weeks if McCarthy doesn’t do more to protect Donald Trump from his legal perils. “I WILL NOT vote for any continuing resolution that doesn’t smash [Joe Biden’s] DOJ into a million pieces,” as Texas Congressman Ronny Jackson, a Freedom Caucus member, wrote on social media last week. “The DOJ has very rapidly become the enemy of the American people, and if nothing is done soon, our rights will be GONE.”

It goes without saying that these demands are not just non-starters on a divided Capitol Hill; they are, in their vagueness and extremity, also impossible to meet by design. Roy, a ringleader of the Freedom Caucus, tried Monday to put the onus on Democrats and McCarthy. “There could be a shutdown,” he told Van Susteren, “if Democrats continue to be partisan and continue to not carry out the wishes of the American people, and secondly, if Republicans refuse to do what they always campaign on.”

But, of course, this is just another example of MAGA extremists seeking to hold their speaker—and, by extension, the country—hostage. “House Republicans are determined to shutdown the government and crash our economy,” Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries said Monday. “We will fight these MAGA extremists every step of the way.”

The big question is what McCarthy will do. When Republican obstructionists nearly pushed the country into an unprecedented debt default, he ultimately pulled back from the brink and struck an agreement with Biden and the Democrats. But that rankled his far-right members, who haven’t let him forget that he’s always just a vote away from a motion to vacate, per a concession he made to get the gavel back in January. For the most part, McCarthy has sought placate them in the months since—even going so far as to fan the flames of their Biden impeachment push. Will he disobey them again, potentially putting his job at risk? Or will he appease them—even if it means a government shutdown this fall? Only time will tell.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2023/08/kevin-mccarthy-freedom-caucus-looming-government-shutdown/amp

My more dear Eliseo,

I must counter-claim Gerri’s doomier and gloomier forecast. I think the USA will go on beyond September after Don Joe makes the rabble rousers an offer they can’t refuse.

Sorry, Gerri, mon ami.

My forecast above is based on charts for the Don and myself for October.

I recall the top tax rate in the US being 78% on the Federal level. When Mr Reagan came to power we cut that to 27%. IMHO, we simply need to move the top bracket back to 78% and look at a wealth tax given the enormous wealth that has been accumulated in a few hands but already the billionaire class is fighting this through their ownership of our Supreme Court…

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/aug/25/us-thinktank-billionaires-supreme-court-wealth-tax-lobbying

We need to do this because Jerry, it is correct that the deficit is running high but it could be wiped out completely and an expansion of our social net with these tax increases and wealth taxes. But the issue is cloudy given the enormous funds that will be needed in the coming years to deal with climate change. As this short PBS video shows, it is very likely that some currents in the ocean will cease and the result will be a rise of about three feet of sea level. The cost of reinforcing our bridges and highways, our homes and creating sea walls will be astronomical.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CXZi-gFgX4

Hi Bob,

Do I detect a sense of complacency there? Perhaps you haven’t been keeping up on the latest. China, the second largest economy in the world is on the verge of collapse. We live in an international community of tightly woven financial corporations and institutions. What effects one country has a cascading effect, transcending national borders. The Republican extremist group in congress; the Freedom Caucus would benefit well from an economic crisis. Simply stir up tensions and then conveniently sit back and pin the blame on the current incumbent administration. A simplistic but marvelously ingenious way of regaining control of the Senate and the Presidency. The situation has all the markings for disaster……

China’s Unprecedented Economic Crisis Worries The Rest Of The World

Le Monde
August 20, 2023

After years of exceptional growth built on local government and private-sector debt, the world’s second-largest economy is facing the bursting of its real estate bubble and a severe slowdown.

Continued…..

https://www.lemonde.fr/en/economy/article/2023/08/20/china-s-unprecedented-economic-crisis-worries-the-rest-of-the-world_6099473_19.html
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China’s Economy Just Imploded, Most People Have No Idea What Just Happened

The video discusses the current economic challenges faced by China and the potential implications for its future growth. It highlights several issues, including financial institutions struggling to pay interest and return deposits, leading to protests and unrest among citizens. Companies like Zhongzhi Enterprise Group have halted payments, causing concerns about the trust sector and weakening the yuan. China’s economy is facing contractions in manufacturing, dwindling exports, and a declining property market. The country’s demographic changes, unemployment among the youth, and growing debt pose long-term challenges. The video also touches on China’s shift towards focusing on high-quality growth and domestic consumption, as well as President Xi Jinping’s emphasis on “common prosperity” to address inequalities. Overall, the video presents a comprehensive overview of China’s economic landscape and its ongoing transformation.

Video: 11 min 30 sec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30M04zEqsYE

Some thoughts on the world economic and geopolitical situation:
The goal of the lately radicalized, trumped, fascist-ized version of the R party is to essentially “burn the house down” and replace it with a fascist system, a goal in no way noble. They will not succeed.

Their run is not yet done, but I feel as Pluto moves more deeply into Aquarius they will eventually go the way of the Whigs. Climate change and some extrao