Nov 21, 2017

Astro-Notes: Melania Trump April 26, 1970

A 'noon' horoscope for Melania Knavs Trump reveals a double Earth personality blend of Sun Taurus-Moon Capricorn and describes a lady who is down-to-earth, logical, traditional, and has a need for security. A formal quality may be noticed along with her ambitious, realistic Capricorn Moon. How her innate sense of realism manages to deal with a Mercury-Neptune-square fellow like her reality-challenged Gemini husband is unknown. It couldn't be easy! Unless he only pretends to be worse than he is (fancies himself a thespian, y'know).

Somewhat possessive, stubborn, and demanding, Mrs. Trump maintains incredible self-control and doesn't give up easily on relationships. Absolute faithfulness is a must for her in partnerships so again--how does she manage to deal with his nibs? As a Sun Tau-Moon Cap personality, she 'does not easily forget wrongs but kindnesses she always remembers', plus, her shrewd business sense is notable along with a deep devotion to family.

The negative side of Sun Tau-Moon Cap includes tendencies toward dictatorial behavior, over-materialism, and pig-headedness.

This double Earth personality blend is shared by such luminaries as President James Monroe, Cher, and Tammy Wynette who sang (annoyingly for yours truly), Stand By Your Man which may be how the very traditional Melania deals with her quirky serial bridegroom of a husband, Donald J. Trump.

Melania Knavs Trump birth data: April 26, 1970 Novo Mesto, Slovenia; unknown birth time so a 'noon' chart is used (CET). However, unless born between midnight and 1:26:16 am CET with her Moon @29Sag+, natal Luna entered and remained in Saturn-ruled Capricorn for the rest of the 24-hour period. Sun Tau-Moon Sag would give the pair of Trumps a shared Moon sign, it's true, but would also give her a restless, flighty personality (Sun Tau-Moon Sag) which I do not believe she has (though you may disagree). Of course, this area of the Zodiac (29Sag-1Cap) denotes publicity (Moon) on the World Stage (00Cap00, one of the four Cardinal World Points of fame and fortune).

View Melania Trump's speculative 'noon' chart at astro.com.

Related: Wedding Day Astrology of Donald and Melania Trump.

For more personality blend info see Sun Sign-Moon Sign, by Charles and Suzi Harvey.


Nov 19, 2017

Horoscope: General George Washington Resigns His Commission December 23, 1783

General George Washington Resigning His Commission; John Trumbull [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

In the Old Senate Chamber at the Annapolis, Maryland State House on December 23, 1783, the Commander-in-Chief of America's Continental Army, General George Washington, voluntarily resigned his commission as leader of our forces which created the model for a US government under civilian control rather than becoming a military generalship. Although our traditional civilian leadership may or may not be the actual case any longer, let's consider the resignation's horoscope and some of the cosmic influences of the era in which this historically rare event took place near the end of 1783 while hoping for better days ahead.

Now you may wish to refresh your memory with eye witness accounts and other details of the event including the elegant dinner held the preceding night (December 22, 1783); if so, the Mount Vernon Digital Library is an excellent resource. Note that after the dinner "13 toasts were drank under a discharge of 13 cannons," as noted by Rhode Island delegate, soldier, and politician from Pennsylvania, Thomas Mifflin. This I mention lest anyone think that the number '13' and every other number were unknown as the basic components of Creation and, along with what we today call 'Astrology', was a topic of study which deepened one's understanding of the cosmic realms back in the era of America's founding perpetrated by our Founding Freemasons (which Washington and several other founders were--and some were more besides, as politicians are now.)

George Washington in Masonic Apron; Library of Congress Washington DC

Ready to resign, retire, and return to his farm at Mount Vernon, General Washington arrived on December 19, 1783 in Annapolis where Congress had convened, and, happily for you and me, the historical record asserts that Congress had on the day prior elected (chosen) the manner, date, and hour that General Washington would address them and relinquish his commission. Therefore, an accurate horoscope may be set up of the Resignation of General George Washington and here you see it surrounding George Washington's natal chart:

With a curious synchronicity, Jupiter and Pluto were in process of conjoining at his resignation and echoed Washington's natal Jupiter-Pluto conjunction which identifies him as one involved in vast financial enterprises and who will risk himself in dangerous situations. Yes, the 'good life' awaited him at Mount Vernon yet with the Jupiter-Pluto pairing, we think of a powerful and transformative (Pluto) General (Jupiter), a rather good description of George Washington once the Revolutionary War was won.


Army Lifts Ban on Recruits with Histories of Self-Harm, Depression - TYT

In the annals of Bad Ideas, this particular military reform is one of the worst--but the Empire's war machine needs more fodder:

The Young Turks Network.

Once again America's natal Mars (males; the military, police officers; warriors, weaponry), which turned retrograde by progression in 2006, expresses himself rather wimpily in the realms of the inept, its energies and motivations perverted, misdirected, and weakened. Meanwhile in the Zodiac, Mr. Trump's natal Jupiter @17Lib27 Station Direct receives US SP Mars Rx dashing hopes for modest plans, or at best, delay or plans placed under review.

US employment numbers are up so it seems that this is the idea the Pentagon came up with for gaining higher recruitment levels.

Is someone in power revealing that they're eugenics-minded?

Nov 18, 2017

Republican Tax Cuts to Harm the American People

Update Nov 20, 2017: Bruce Bartlett has a piece published today in The Guardian today, Republican tax cuts will hurt Americans. And Democrats will pay the price in which Bartlett asserts that Republicans know they'll lose in 2018 and 2020 which will put Democrats in office but Democrats hands will be tied on the economy and budget for years to come. And that's a major goal of their 2017 tax cut tactic. It's part of the '2 Santa Clause' con game that both parties engage in. (See video link, below). Original post begins here:

The indented paragraph, below, was originally posted January 27, 2017 here on Stars Over Washington yet for legislative reasons I'm re-publishing it today, November 18, 2017, because the House passed the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill this week. And so mayhem has occurred on Capitol Hill as billionaires and other GOP donors rejoice at our expense.

The tweeted announcement of the bill's passage that I saw Thursday afternoon was time stamped 1:58 pm on 16 Nov 2017 by @HouseGOP with deceitful Neptune in Pisces rising and austere Saturn in Sagittarius at the Goal-and-Aspiration Point (MC) of the 1:58 pm est horoscope set for the Capitol Building. As you know, the Saturn-Neptune pair relates, among other things, to social concerns and programs for the retired and the needy among us, and suggests America's invisible (Neptune) government (Saturn), what some now call the 'Deep State'.

See 115th Congress: Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill but now the US Senate version of tax-cuts-for-the-rich must be reconciled with the House bill, for better or worse. So while we still can, we must express our opinions by phoning the US Senate at 202-224-3121.

And remember that the Republican Party (March 20, 1854) is now in process of a drawn out Neptune Return of five conjunctions to 14Pis01 extending from 2017 until the end of 2018. Illusions and delusions abound! Plus, an interesting midpoint picture formed on Nov 16, 2017 at 1:58 pm est of Sun-Neptune = Pluto (@18Cap): tragic deceptions or illusions (Ebertin). Yes, I believe that tragedy will be the result of the GOP tax cut legislation if the Senate chimes in and passes the bill in order to make the Koch Brothers and other billionaire donors wealthier by making the American people poorer.

Please note that minor editing has been applied by yours truly to this, a 'previous post':

My suspicion is that most people could agree that the positive traits of Pisces such as compassion and creative inspiration are much preferred when dealing with societal problems and issues rather than austerity measures that cause suffering when cutting funds for social programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and/or Social Security (insurance premiums paid in for years by holders who trusted government officials who now make up a long line of embezzlers, thieves, and worse). Such cuts will not only cause suffering and harm to the American people but will seriously affect the US economy, damage that is already in the works under the GOP 'repeal and replace' ideology meant to sabotage the ACA and end or limit health insurance of millions of citizens. Such massive social safety net cuts will also affect the middle class via family ties to the targeted individuals--the elderly, ill, dying, mentally impaired, and needy children.

Destructive Pluto, the Creeper and Saboteur

Please note that for yours truly, it is not the form of the US government (a Republic with representative democracy) that this American has lost faith in, it's the infiltrators, saboteurs, and agents of destruction who pretend to represent their 'constituents' that I take major exception to. They are, in fact, in breach of the public trust while merely masquerading as US politicians. Yet even if the centuries-old Grand Plan to destroy civilization is fable and not fact, such agents are perpetrating before our very eyes exactly what the 'Great Plan' outlined years ago and called for with the Hegelian Dialect as one of their main tactics--create the problem (thesis) then apply a previously designed 'solution' to it (antithesis) which benefits members of the ruling class and the international bankers who fund them. This describes events such as 'false flag ops' and weather disasters which are not so 'natural' after all---one as a pretext to dismantle more of our freedoms and rights and the other to commandeer property for corporate interests. For the ruling class, any depopulation which occurs from these events is considered by them to be a bonus.

The 'New World Order' Pair of Planets: Uranus and Neptune

In the New Millennium, as transit Pluto in Capricorn repeatedly creeps over the Uranus-Neptune Conjunction/s degree of 1993 (18Capricorn), a revealing midpoint picture uncovers a suspicious tale of: the big picture must be followed, very little option to do otherwise (1993 Uranus-Neptune = 2017 Pluto--Tyl). In Sabian Symbols, the Key phrase for '18Cap' is POLITICAL POWER...with its negative/shadow side/unconscious expression: 'smug or strong-armed paternalism' which ought to sound extremely familiar and disturbing to every American since it's occurring now. And we have the current sexual misconduct and harassment against women (and against some men) to show for tolerating such rampant paternalism.

Now here is a mildly edited excerpt from a 2011 SO'W post:

The Hegelian Dialectic is designed to get us into a frenzied defense or offense of a particular idea or thesis. The natural outgrowth of the original idea is the opposite idea or anti-thesis, which will breed its own defense and offense. The predetermined answer of the power elite class will be the synthesis of both sides of the conflict--win-win for them, lose-lose for We The People.

In America, probably the most familiar example of the Hegelian Dialect is the Republican and Democratic parties. On the right are the Corporate Fascist Republicans that are pro debt, pro war, pro corporation, and pro austerity for We The People. On the left are the Socialist, Communist Democrats who are pro tax, pro social issues, and pro labor. Both of these factions (of one political party!) fight back and forth year after year in a contrived, scripted drama known as Washington Politics. The synthesis of these two seemingly opposite ideas or parties, is the middle of the road 'lesser of two evils' conundrum that comes up most clearly in every election, debate, or in legislation yays and nays on Capitol Hill. Thespians all!

Now many times since SO'W began in 2005, I have posted that, My only nag in the race is America and so I post it again today. Yet tragically, Mr. Trump has been in office less than one year but so far he and his fellow conspirators have managed to handicap our nag in major ways--by tactics such as relinquishing the reins of global leadership and by attacking from the inside what America has traditionally stood for, imperfect as our nation is. Do you believe that the Republic of China is the next 'world leader'? Then, dear reader, we are in complete agreement. Unless top dog turns out to be Trump's favorite, Russia.

So in closing, here is a link to the audio-video of President John F. Kennedy in 1961 delivering a speech during which he remarks upon the "monolithic and ruthless conspiracy" of which I continually complain.

Here's a video link to a younger Thom (weren't we all??!) explaining the 2 Santa Clause theory of US Politics.


What's About to Happen - Max Igan

November 17, 2017: Max is back with episode 314 of his Surviving the Matrix series of broadcasts via American Voice Radio:

Consider supporting the independent work of Max Igan at patreon and visit The Crowhouse for more of Max's discussions concerning various topics.

Nov 16, 2017

The Mars-Pluto Opposition of Judge Roy Moore


If you've ever dealt with a person born during a Mars-Pluto opposition phase you probably felt the extremity of this difficult aspect in that person's psyche. The man in the news at the moment for alleged sexual misconduct is Alabama's Roy Moore who may become a Capitol Hill senator thanks to an empty seat left when Mr. Trump tapped Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States.

Now we've already discussed the 'noon' natal chart of Roy Moore with Mars and Pluto across the Leo-AQ self-will axis but since his alleged unfit condition for the US Senate is much in the news along with the past aggressive sexual encounters reported by several women who were then in their teens, let's consider more closely what it means to be born with testosterone-driven Mars opposing powerful sex fiend Pluto, the abductor. As always, the potentials for this aspect in a natal chart are not written in stone and may be transcended by the mature individual if he or she so desires (a Mars word!) Yet this Scorpionic opposition may be one of the most difficult to control. (Alan Oken calls it a 'win at any cost' aspect that tends to use more force than is necessary and is often brusque or irritable when dealing with others.)

First, the Mars-Pluto pair when energies are combined indicates potentials for brutality, aggression, and 'superhuman power' along with the negative connotation of 'violent assaults, injuries' (Ebertin). Now such strength could have remained within Moore's chosen career field expressing much control and power within law enforcement and/or military service, but the Mars-Pluto duo on a personal level is problematic unless its primal energies are successfully channeled into positive pursuits. Yet the possibility of sexual deviancy and/or addiction, or even a rapist mentality, cannot be ruled out (Pelletier).

Mars opposing Pluto denotes one with a defiant attitude toward the results of his own aggression. Others don't feel as strongly and he may actually be surprised by the reactions of others to his aggression. This week we see Mr. Moore's defiance reported in the news and in fact, his personal lawyer, Trenton Garmon (see TYT video, below) is now attempting to defend Moore on CNN with Don Lemon and in other interviews. So far not so good.

With Mars-Pluto, an intense, strong sexual nature is apparent and can cause rifts in personal relationships; personal magnetism is indicated and may be used to gain control over others. Personal affairs are certain to be impacted by an incorrect use of Mars-Pluto's destructive energies when they could instead be used to better the lives of others via social concerns while acting within a broader religious context. He does purport himself to be religious in an Old Testament way, doesn't he? Does he fancy himself a preacher? Sometimes in speeches he sounds like it although no one religious that this particular Christian knows would ever try to blend Politics with Religion for they're like oil and water. Then again, I'm a Georgia native with Virginia roots and have never had a reason to visit the state of Alabama in my life! (It's probably a personal failing on my part though.)

So naturally, Judge Roy Moore's career has involved themes such as violence and criminality and his Mars-Pluto opposition fits in perfectly with these themes and probably helped inspire him to go into crime-related fields--impelled him, I suspect. Yet how this destructive energy with its Scorpionic 'Underworld' vibes will be used and felt on Capitol Hill and across the nation if Roy Moore attains a seat in the US Senate will be a tale for another post that I will not be looking forward to typing.

Perhaps the transiting square between Mars and Pluto which perfects on Sunday November 19th will increase pressure on the Republican candidate and some sort of resolution will occur, forced though it will most likely be.

Now you may wish to check out a TYT segment: Roy Moore Got the Most Racist Lawyer He Could Find:

Video link via The Young Turks Network, an independent news source.

Plus, Salon's Matthew Sheffield has posted GOP's Roy Moore dilemma reflects a much bigger crisis for conservative politics (article with video).

Nov 14, 2017

Abby Martin Exposes Untold History of U.S. Empire

Video: here Jimmy Dore speaks with Abby Martin concerning the American Empire, news media, propaganda, Russia, the RT network, global conspiracy, war criminals walking free, and the false R vs D narrative that you and I have discussed here on SO'W for years:

Video link.

Nov 13, 2017

Horoscope: Roy Moore Feb 11, 1947


Image: A speculative ('noon') horoscope of Judge Roy Moore of Alabama, born Roy Stewart Moore in Gadsen, AL on February 11, 1947 (after Trump's June 14, 1946) with Sun in Aquarius and Moon in Scorpio, a steamy Air-Water combination of energies.

As you see, this chart is set for noon because we don't actually know the sign or degree of his natal Ascendant without an accurate birth time. At noon, North Node @8Gem36 rises (conjunct Mr. Trump's Prenatal Solar Eclipse degree which conjoins US natal Uranus @8Gem55) as does Moore's quirky maverick Uranus Rx @17Gem49. No matter where The Witness planet of revolution and independence is in his chart, Moore's natal Uranus and that of Mr. Trump are positioned in the same degree of the same sign. A difference between the two Uranians is that Trump's is his guiding oriental planet while Moore's oriental planet is Mars @13AQ30--conjunct asteroid Pallas ('the daughter') and Lilith ('the fallen woman'), with both representing feminine archetypes that are strong in the Judge's life due to their contact with a very intense Mars (made more so in its oriental condition).

When Mars is oriental (last to rise before the Sun), we see an individual for whom self-promotion is constant and with a sense of always being ';on the stump' or beating a drum (Tyl); Mars oriental is shared natally by P.T. Barnum, Evel Knievel, and Liberace. Mars in Aquarius can be unreliable, contradictory, and superficial. Yes, his is a very busy Mars--oriental, one side of a T-Square (Mars opposite Pluto = Moon: an injury caused to a woman, according to Ebertin (see lower right of chart), plus, Mars is also is the tail of a Kite pattern with Neptune and North Node sextiling stealthy wealthy Pluto @11Leo57 Rx. A Kite suggests high-flying success and, for Moore, publicity (Moon-NN)--or perhaps I should type, notoriety.

Now if you enlarge the horoscope you can probably read (upper right) a few details concerning his Sun SQ-Moon Scorpio personality blend with "stern judge" part of the picture. Sexual deviant Pluto is out-of-bounds of the earthly plane and doesn't like to 'share' only manipulate and control, while Saturn Rx is fairly near Pluto Rx in royal Leo, the 'cruel duo' of planets. Actually, any contact between Mars and Pluto (ruler and co-ruler of Scorpio) can result in ruthlessness and brutality, and Saturn-Pluto is always 'an extremist' combination that judges harshly.

Natal Jupiter @26Sco07 (materialistic and ruthless) will soon receive a Jupiter Return. Then there is Moore's PE @00Sag49 which conjoins his natal Eros (sex; the piercing) and is in the 2 South Saros Series which contains a theme of 'joining unusual groups and gaining a great deal from them' (Brady) which could refer to his current group membership/s (we're talking Alabama) and/or to a new group he intends to join soon--one imagines it's the US Senate.

Meanwhile, his Mars-Chiron square denotes a need to deal directly with issues of sex and aggression(Nolle) yet something tells me that Judge Moore has yet to do this and is being compelled by a variety of forces to do so now.

Here I'll stop typing at you in order to keep things brief. However, other natal chart factors are worthy of attention, of course, so you may want to get started immediately! jc

Upcoming: 2 South repeats on January 6, 2019 @15Capricorn and the series began on April 17, 991 (OS) @1Taurus47 which gives something of a beastly vibe to the solar picture.

More info available from: Predictive Astrology, B. Brady; The Combination of Stellar Influences, R. Ebertin; Solar Arcs, Noel Tyl.