Feb 25, 2020

Super Tuesday and the March-April 2020 Lunations

February 25, 2020: On Super Tuesday March 3, 2020 the greatest number of states hold primaries and a large number of delegates may be won. Looking at the entire 24-hour period, we find that the Sun (leadership) ranges from 13Pis04 (12:00 am est) to 14Pis04 (11:59 pm est) conjunct the natal Neptune of the Republican Party. And note that the Sabian Symbol for "14 Pisces" = "A Lady in FOX Fur" for which FOX News always comes to mind.

And the Moon's sign, which suggests the public mood, is Gemini for most of Super Tuesday, then Luna slips into her own sign of patriotic Cancer a bit before midnight. The Harveys, in their book Sun Sign-Moon Sign give a timely quote for the Sun Pisces-Moon Cancer blend: "Many people consider the things which government does for them to be social progress, but they consider the things government does for others as socialism." - Justice Earl Warren. Mmm, yes they certainly do.

Now as you know, voting planet Mercury is retrograde on March 3, 2020 @00Pis52 (12:00 am) and @00Pis09 (11:59 pm est). This happens to be the degree of America's Prenatal Solar Eclipse ('PE' @00Pis33) prior to July 4, 1776 in the 12 South Saros Series with its theme of 'successful outcomes to long-term worries or illness' (Brady). So even though Mercury Rx may change its mind a few times before voting on Super Tuesday, perhaps as an eclipse activator, changeable Mercury will bring successful outcomes. Of course, the planet's retrograde condition may also indicate election interference by saboteurs and other bad actors which cause delays and uncertain election results as we've already seen ("already seen" = Mercury Rx!). Plus, untested apps may play their parts as well as other 'glitches'.

Then of course thinking Mercury in confused, secretive Pisces denotes a cosmic picture of a difficult voting situation full of disorganization, a lack of clear thinking, and deception. Hopefully not, yet such conditions may be worsened by the fact that America's 12 South PE's Mercury @18Pisces will be transited by fraudulent Neptune on March 3, 2020. However, at the Full Moon of March 9, 2020, Mercury turns Direct @28AQ12 conjunct US natal Moon (We The People) suggesting a period when members of the public tend to identify with those who share their thoughts. And they'll most likely vote for the progressive ideas (AQ) they promote.

So the Full Moon (a 'Super Moon') on March 9, 2020 clocks in @19Vir37 and may supply the public discourse with discussions of Virgoan health concerns (exs: corona virus, CDC funding cuts and/or restoration, GOP repeals of Obamacare provisions, etc) This Full Moon is the culminating 'bookend' of the February 23, 2020 New Moon @4Pis29 across the Virgo-Pisces victim-savior axis.

Note: Between the March 9th and 24th lunations arrives Spring Equinox 2020 on March 19 (DC Horoscope shown).

Then comes the March 24, 2020 New Moon @4Ari12 which culminates with the April 7, 2020 Full Moon, another 'Super Moon', @18Lib43. This Full Moon is depicted, below, for it shines its bright, revealing rays upon the natal 2nd house Jupiter (Stationary, turning Direct) of Donald Trump. Will more of his financial secrets, taxes and crimes, be revealed? Well, in addition, the Sun-Moon opposition squares both wealthy Jupiter and hidden wealth Pluto and you'll find a few of the T-Square's midpoint potentials penned on the chart (please enlarge!), upper center.

Now the final lunation in April 2020 is the New Moon of April 23 @3Tau24, the degree of the Discovery of Chiron (3Tau08), the Wounded Healer centaur. To me, a Moon-Chiron contact suggests that a perceptual shield is wide open for those who value its cosmic insights and benefits!

Feb 21, 2020

Independence Day 2020 and a Capricorn Lunar Eclipse

Below is a DC Horoscope of the July 5, 2020 Lunar Eclipse @13Cap37 across the 4/10 Security and Career axis. Perfecting at 12:44:17 am edt, America's natal Sun (13Can19) is 'eclipsed' even more closely than it was during the 3 North July 2, 2019 Solar Eclipse @10Can37 and you know the turmoil, changes, and disruptive events that ensued for US leadership in the summer of 2019 and beyond. (Exs: Trump's "perfect call' to Ukraine's President Zelenskiy, military and humanitarian aide to Ukraine withheld which benefited Russia, Trump's whistle blower saga still ongoing against the law that protects their identities, plus, Trump's impeachment in 2020!), plus other lunations, some stronger than others. (New and Full Moons may sometimes disrupt and/or reveal secrets much as eclipses like to do.)

And naturally, all Cancer and Capricorn eclipses relate to issues of authority, responsibility, ambition, use of power and control, family and security matters, and/or patriotism, both real and pretended. Plus, commerce, trade, and investment matters are often involved as well, and we should also include the potential for Moon-Saturn influences which may concern health.

Then came the 3 South December 26, 2019 Solar Eclipse with its "traumatic transformation" vibes (Brady) under which we now chafe in 2020 at least until the Summer Solstice 2020 Solar Eclipse (linked, below). And I'll add here a link to a previous post concerning the Spring Equinox 2020 Chart because it's 'good for' the entire year.

So here's the horoscope I've (somewhat snarkily) entitled, Happy Independence Day America 2020. (US Solar Return 2020 perfects July 4th at 4:58:57 pm edt--still with a Capricorn Moon and suggesting some 'unpleasant circumstances'.) Please enlarge the image to read my study notes if you wish and note that this Lunar Eclipse's Syzygy Moon is its 'Prenatal' Solar Eclipse ('PE') @00Can21; 4 North themes are penned upon the center of the chart:

So between the June 5, 2020 Lunar Eclipse @15Sag20 (not shown but linked, below) and the July 5th Lunar Eclipse you see, above, comes the Summer Solstice Eclipse 2020 which is Annular yet heralds significant world events with its tinge of 4 North influences. Chillingly, we might wonder if the spread of China's tragic coronavirus contagion disrupting the supply chain to the rest of the world is implicated here due to its potential for interrupting global financial markets. That could do it. Maybe this post should have opened with that.

And so, after studying these 2019 and 2020 eclipse horoscopes and typing this post, I must second Brad Friedman of The BradBlog the way he always ends his podcasts--with a wistful, Good Luck World.

A Closely Related Post: The US Judicial System and the June 2020 Lunar Eclipse

Feb 19, 2020

February 19, 2020 Democrats Debate in Las Vegas

For the cable-TV challenged, here's a link to the MSNBC Live Stream of tonight's Democratic Primary Debate at 9:00 pm (est) in Las Vegas, Nevada. As you've heard, candidate Michael Bloomberg has qualified (purchased) to be on the stage tonight so it should be quite a slug-fest--between Democrats.

And here's a view of the natal horoscope of Michael Bloomberg RR: AA or check out a previous SO'W post featuring the (hopeful!) link between his and Trump's natal charts with Bloomberg's tough, tenacious Saturn-Uranus Conjunction sitting atop the natal Midheaven of Donald Trump and his natal Mars in stubborn Taurus nearby.

And so, in the realms of Astrology we find that both media-lovers are wealth-driven, ruthless, and vindictive which to me would seem rather an equal match-up in November if Democratic voters will give Bloomberg's past flaws and mistakes a pass. After all, Trump gets many such a passes every single day from his supporters and from the complicit Republicans who helped create the orange monster so why not the less objectionable Mikey B?

But as for tonight's pivotal political performance, we know that Mr. Bloomberg hasn't debated anyone since 2009 during a NYC mayoral race so we'll see how this slug-fest proceeds on this important night for Michael Bloomberg and his 2020 candidacy which, if nominated and victorious, may result in the American people trading one money-laundering oligarch with imperial dreams for another one (who's similar but not in every way). Of course, debates are the province of communicator Mercury now Rx in Pisces and conjoining Bloomberg's natal South Node which suggests temporary potentials for original ideas, expressing ideas that are ahead or behind the times, stolen ideas, and/or, that when he speaks no one listens!

And with the Debate Sun so recently entering the sign of Pisces (February 18 at 11:57 pm est) and tonight's Moon in Saturn-ruled Capricorn, a famous quote from a Founding Father, our first President George Washington (whose natal personality blend this is!) seems appropriate:

"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company." Perhaps tonight mention will be made of Trump's tendency to surround himself with fellow criminals, both imprisoned and on the loose--and with sleazy men of low character. Birds of a feather.

As for Mr. Bloomberg's natal Sun AQ-Moon AQ personality blend, here's quote from President William McKinley who was also born under the blend's influence,

"Our differences are politics. Our agreements, principles."

Feb 17, 2020

US Judicial System and the June 2020 Lunar Eclipse

Political Power vs Eclipse Power: Wild Cards and Cosmic Blinks

by Jude Cowell

The Judiciary Act of 1789 was signed into law by President George Washington in "the early afternoon" of September 24, 1789 to establish the federal court system of the United States of America. Now under serious assault by saboteurs and villains, the US court system will be eclipsed on June 5, 2020 by a Lunar Eclipse which possibly may bring to light unsavory matters and certain inconvenient facts previously hidden. Major leaks may occur along with some measure of disruption, and as you can see in the charts, below, various cosmic factors may be descriptive of events in relation to the US legal system and to those who are involved with the system including judges, attorneys, officials, and/or culprits and inmates. As Above, So Below.

Using "1:55 pm LMT" (as suggested by expert astrologer Richard Nolle), September 24, 1789, below is the Judiciary Act Horoscope with the June 5, 2020 Lunar Eclipse Horoscope snugged around it as a transit chart. As you see, 1789 Moon @15Sag52 meets the 2020 Moon Eclipse (15Sag34) head-on and a few basic notes are scribbled upon the chart for those who dare enlarge the image to read them (recommended!).

Also notable with the Moon involved is almost certain to be a large amount of publicity in and around June 2020 (in time for Supreme Court decisions) along with the implications of a Moon in Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius, a placement with general potentials for inconstancy, alternating optimism and pessimism, idealism guiding actions, striving for wisdom, and/or multiple changes and fluctuations (Ebertin).

Additionally, July 5, 2020 brings a second Lunar Eclipse which opposes America's natal Sun (13Can19) so for the second year in a row, our nation receives an eclipse for Independence Day--a Lunar Eclipse this year, a 3 North Solar Eclipse in 2019. Then comes the 4 North Summer Solstice 2020 Eclipse @00Cancer, a Cardinal World Point of manifestation and echoing the Summer Solstice Solar Eclipse of June 21, 2001, during the chaotic days of 'Homeland Security', and soon followed by a Lunar Eclipse on July 1, 2001 @13Cap39, another eclipse of US natal Sun (at critical-crisis degrees).

Meanwhile, with my decided preference for keeping our democratic Republic in working order rather than 'hollowed out', this variety of eclipses seems to identify significant signposts upon the path to wherever America is going and indicates a period of time chocked full of important changes and multiple events after which our nation is forever altered. And though few if any politicians want the American public to notice the fact, it remains for We The People to determine which path we trod and where our collective ship of state comes to dock.

Feb 16, 2020

Has Trump Taken Down Our Democratic Republic? - Thom Hartmann

Here's a recent segment from progressive broadcaster and author Thom Hartmann with a timely and disturbing question:


A closely related post with complimentary Astrology included: Horoscope of the Third Reich where you'll see that the January 12, 2020 Saturn-Pluto Conjunction @22Cap46 landed upon the Third Reich's Midheaven ('MC', the Goal) opposite 1933 Pluto in Cancer. Of course, Pluto in Capricorn as it is now = the dictator (Ebertin) and Saturn-Pluto with more Pluto, according to Michael Munkasey, provides potentials for:

"Seeing that there are two extremes: good and evil; choosing one and dedicating your life toward eliminating the other; a realistic look at life direction; elimination of ineffective practices; extreme times of change."

Yes, extreme times of change, Trump's and his backers' objective. But there's more on the line than America's form of government being dismantled and sabotaged by criminal elements. It's good vs evil. That's where things stand. Personally I choose good. How about you?

Feb 13, 2020

August 2020: DOJ's Progressed Full Moon in Cancer

It's a 2020 DOJ Astro-Alert!

Below is a dual chart image of the dedication horoscope of the Department of Justice ('DOJ') October 25, 1934 (in Freemasonic ceremony presided over by FDR beginning at 3:00 pm est; lower left) and DOJ's Secondary Progressed ('SP') Full Moon @28Can39 (culmination of a cycle) which perfects on August 20, 2020 at 2:36:31 pm edt with both charts set for Washington DC, so often the villain of the piece. As you see, DOJ's SP Full Moon conjoins SP Pluto, and opposite, DOJ's SP Sun conjuncts America's natal Pluto Rx so that our natal Mercury-Pluto opposition and the karmic progressed DOJ Nodal axis are involved across a blend of the ambitious Cancer-Capricorn axis and the self-willed Leo-Aquarius polarity.

At SP Midheaven ('MC') sits the SP midpoint of Uranus-North-Node of radical, reactionary politics of anarchy and zealotry which suggests sudden, disruptive reforms while opposing SP Neptune: a partner retires and/or deception (Ebertin). And Neptune conjunct IC? Foundation undermining is underway. To me the complex Uranus-NN-MC-Neptune-IC picture in part describes recent resignations of DOJ lawyers in order to avoid working any longer under a Trump-bossed DOJ which was set up to be independent of the Executive Branch of government but is now overseen by Trump's personal "Attorney General" Bill Barr, who now 'hears' calls for him to step down or be impeached:

Here are potentials for the SP Full Moon's more prominent midpoint pictures which seem to me to relate to current events and Trump's erosion of the rule of law:

Sun-Pluto = Uranus: carrying out fanatic reforms; Pluto-NN = Uranus: big upsets within the community; as noted, Uranus-NN = MC: desire to bring plans to fruition with others; Uranus-Neptune = ASC: instability; people who are easily influenced; Jupiter-Neptune = Mars: unreliability; being let down by others; speculation; plans without prospect; Mercury-MC = Saturn: abandonment of previous aims (Ebertin).

Now there are a lot more details that could be said about DOJ's SP Full Moon horoscope in relation to current events but frankly I'm too wumped out to type it for you this evening so perhaps an energetic reader will provide her or his insights by adding an on-topic comment under this post!

Spring Equinox 2020's 2nd House Planetary Pairs

More on Spring Equinox 2020

by Jude Cowell

February 13, 2020: If you've watched Revealing Light Tarot's reading covering the Next 6 Months you've noticed Mary Ann's focus on the month of March which naturally contains Spring Equinox 2020 (March 19 11:49 pm ET), a horoscope that serves for the entire year and marks the moment when the Sun conjuncts the Aries Point of World Events. And if you use the late afternoon US natal chart of July 4, 1776 that I tend most to use, this times the Sun's entrance into America's natal 4th house of Domestic Scene and Homeland (with its 4/10 Security implications). The following post is my attempt at an additional consideration of Spring Equinox 2020 (the horoscope set for Washington DC) and the emphasis created by the chart's 2nd hou$e planetary pairs opposing the corporate 8th hou$e. Obviously, we must keep in mind other matters of the 8th house which include death, transition, the occult, shared resources, taxes, debt and credit, and/or insurance.

Mars as 2nd-house Trigger conjuncts Jupiter, then Pluto, then Saturn

In the Spring Equinox 2020 Horoscope (chart shown) we find a full 2nd house (National Treasury; Values; Earning Ability) suggesting a heavy focus on financial matters, if not economic, budgetary, and/or currency concerns. So let's consider the planetary pairs therein for more information in the Realms of Politics and Business as provided by Michael Munkasey and the Hegelian model (creating problems then 'solving' them the way that was already intended).

First, a few basics:

2nd cusp 25Sag19 makes money bags Jupiter the 2nd-house ruler; Jupiter also rules 4th house with its cusp @6Pis46 along with the 'help' of deceptive loss-leader Neptune, planet of fraud and mergers. Transit Jupiter first conjoins Pluto (1A54) suggesting The Fed, then Saturn (7A040) pointing toward a new social, political, and economic order (see the Jupiter-Saturn link, below). Placements in 2nd house include the drain of the Moon's South Node, the tail of the dragon, suggesting a neurotic reliance on past tactics that are no longer effective, and most folks agree that Trump has certainly plopped our National Treasury resources into the red, in large part due to his Tax Cuts for the wealthy (Corporate Socialism for the 1%!). That the Cancer-Capricorn polarity is intercepted across the 2/8 axis in the Spring Equinox 2020 chart denotes karmic conditions which must be addressed via its Moon-Saturn influences of ambition, strategy, and direction. Saturn-ruled Capricorn's involvement implies investments and Wall Street trading with depressive Moon-Saturn vibes. However, taking direct action to solve problems can always mitigate this.

Meanwhile, with 24Scorpio46 rising, 2nd-house Mars is chart-ruler (and activating trigger), plus, the warrior planet also rules the 5th house of Speculation and Risk-Taking (5th cusp 8Ari17). And with Mars @22Cap35, the January 12, 2020 Saturn-Pluto Conjunction @22Cap46 is thereby activated suggesting potentials for: ruthlessness, violence, and/or 'the necessity to fight for existence' (Ebertin). Munkasey adds 'the need to use whatever means or power available to continue working' and as we know, royalist Trump keeps claiming for himself expansive powers that break the parameters placed in the US Constitution = unconstitutional behavior of the Executive Branch morphing the US government into an imperial monarchy.

Plus, a nod should be made toward the 6th house of Work and Service (Civil, Military, Police, etc), and Health which contains disruptive Uranus @4Tau32 (in Taurus = seeking unusual sources of funding; environmental concerns) and money planet Venus @15Tau56 (conservative in Taurus yet luxury-loving). Together the Venus-Uranus pair relates to money matters such as extravagant spending, waste, eventual bankruptcy, plus, estrangement and relationship break-ups.

So here are some of the potentials of the planetary pairs posited in the 2nd-house with a few comments and a steel industry link included by yours truly:

Mars-Jupiter Thesis: action taken in response to legal judgments (Barr shortening Roger Stone's sentence?); advice which angers or inflames others (ditto); too much legal activity or opinions; religious activities. Anti-thesis: judgment of enemies or those who seek to do battles; misuse of forces; an expansion of military hardware (and funding); legal opinions or judicial cases which affect the military or metal industries.

Mars-Pluto Thesis: security forces allied with the military; conducting clandestine operations; using police or military against criminal elements (oh could we?); attacks using powerful forces and weaponry. Anti-thesis: A police state with rigid military controls; use of suppression and torture as a means of enforcing policy (Trump's dream?); exporting upheaval and political theory to others as an objective; wars, rape, mayhem, chaos.

Mars-Saturn (with Saturn strong in Capricorn at a critical-crisis 29th degree) Thesis: curtailing force or military power by authorities; enforcement of honor through the use of strife or struggle; wars which persist (yep); frustration imposed upon or by criminal elements (Alert: mob boss in the White House!); demands to halt armaments. Anti-thesis: military actions which continue under political or other restrictions; an obligation to use force (NATO?) when restraint is required; the ambitious taking of what belongs to another; an older enterprise becomes angered.

And if we add health to the planetary pictures in consideration of our concerns over Trump's obese medical condition, bad diet, and what looks to be his continual drug use (sniff sniff!), we find that Mars-Jupiter = hip or liver surgery or a major operation, Mars-Pluto = tumors and/or toxic diseases of the sexual organs (late-stage syphilis?), and Mars-Saturn = high blood pressure, blockages (how could a fatty grub not have these?), weak or withered muscles, and/or hyper followed by hypo (Munkasey).

Biologically, to Mars-Jupiter Ebertin adds 'heart muscle' and 'activity of the organs'; to Mars-Pluto: replacement by 'artificial organs and functions' (including dentures); to Mars-Saturn: 'joints, muscles, bones, tendons, sinews, bone or bone marrow inflammation; atrophy of an organ, and/or muscle paralysis, particularly of the breathing mechanism (includes suffocation)'.

(An additional astro-note: today, February 13, 2020, marks the first of three exact oppositions from transit Pluto to Trump's natal Saturn in clannish Cancer and these challenging energies imprint upon the whole of 2020 for him, and thus for our nation (exact again on July 12th and December 20th). Aptly, Trump's abuse of power issues are front and center in the news this very day via his Roger Stone sentencing interference, as you know, along with rigid demands concerning his authority, accountability, and unreliability, demands which are always required by cosmic taskmaster Saturn - his, spotlighted all through 2020 by oppositions from powerful Pluto, planet of manipulation, control, secrets, criminality, and hidden wealth.)

Well, this post is my second pass at the Spring Equinox 2020 Horoscope (aka, Aries Ingress) using a different lens than before. And as always your on-topic comments are welcome (moderated to cull out the ads and trolls!) and my Thanks for any and all Shares which encourage more such SO'W posts! jc

Related 2020 posts include: DC Horoscopes: Jupiter-Pluto Conjunctions of 2020 (tri-wheel charts shown), and the order-shifting Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction which ends 2020 on December 21st @00AQ29 - here are the conjunction's Midpoint Pictures and its DC Horoscope.

Sources: Unleashing the Power of the Planets, Michael Munkasey, and The Combination of Stellar Influences, Reinhold Ebertin.

Above image: 'Abandoned Garden with Peonies', a pencil drawing by yours truly.

Feb 10, 2020

2020 Win For Progressives, Means Disrupting Trump - Thom Hartmann

February 10, 2020: Here's a segment from progressive broadcaster and author Thom Hartmann discussing what we need to win against Trump in November 2020 and how disruption is a part of America's DNA:

Astrologically, on at least one level this makes sense since Trump's 10th house Uranus in Gemini is his guiding planet of chaos and disruption--conjunct his North Node = radical politics--and, as the Cosmos would have it, America's natal Uranus (planet of revolution, revolt, radical politics, and anarchy) is also in Gemini. Fight fire with fire!

Feb 6, 2020

Rupert Murdoch's Solar Eclipse will soon repeat!

Murdoch's Natal Chart and the 2020 Return of his Prenatal Solar Eclipse

by Jude Cowell

According to The Independent, Murdoch-Trump ties go back to the 1980s when Murdoch's New York Post made playboy Trump a gossip column regular. But these days Mr. Murdoch has a dim view of the man he describes as an a**hole he can't get off the phone, plus, other choice descriptions which appear in Michael Wollf's book Siege: Trump Under Fire, published in June 2019 as a sequel to his Fire and Fury.

Anyway, this post is not about their relationship as much as to display the natal horoscope of media mogul Rupert Murdoch (below) and note that his Prenatal Solar Eclipse ('PE') in the difficult 4 South Saros Series will again manifest on December 14, 2020--this time @23Sag08, conjunct Murdoch's 12th house Moon (12th house of Hospitals? Moon = physical body; well, he is of an advanced age, born in 1931).

And yet there's more to Rupert's eclipse story and it involves--you guessed it--Donald Trump. For 4 South eclipse details check out a previous post concerning the December 14, 2020 Eclipse which 'hits' Trump's natal chart, too. Apparently karmic cosmic links exist between the two men which I'd never noticed before until I nosed into Murdoch's Prenatal Solar Eclipse.

So below is a view of Murdoch's March 11, 1931 Natal Horoscope with details penned upon the chart in my usual messy fashion for those who wish to read them. Highlighted in green (lower left) you'll see that his recent Saturn Return (@21Cap04, 1st house) occurred on December 29, 2019 and was soon conjoined by the January 12, 2020 Saturn-Pluto Conjunction (22Cap46--conjunct Trump's natal Vertex 22:51, yet another karmic indicator). Power and control issues abound for Murdoch these days along with regrets over the past and a potential for limitations on his ambitions. (See below for a note on his natal Saturn-Pluto opposition).

Additionally, Mr. Murdoch has already passed his Uranus Return/s which perfected in 2014 into 2015 (highlighted in blue, lower right), a watershed time when the past no longer holds as much power over him and he began to feel an urge for freedom--and appropriately, in June 2015 came the announcement that he was stepping down as company CEO, handing the reins to his son, but would still "have a voice" in company operations:

Born in 1931 when Saturn and Pluto opposed one another, Rupert Murdoch's life has been one of dissatisfaction and a deep urge to "annihilate existing forms" (A. Oken) and to destroy the existing order. With the harsh, cruel opposition coming at the height of the Great Depression and the rise of fascism in Europe and Asia, his life and goals are inspired by a potential for economic structures to be uprooted so that new forms can take their place, a goal of destruction that transit Pluto in Capricorn willingly under girds as I type, and we careen toward America's first-ever Pluto Return/s. My point here is that the continuation of this 'new order' process is what we are now reaping, driven by such men as Rupert Murdoch and with mouthpiece Donald Trump propagandizing and gas lighting at us from behind the bully pulpit--the very place where he does not belong.

So if you wish, view the Fascism Rising Solar Eclipse of 1933 in the 7 North Saros Series which repeats in 2023 - because forewarned is forearmed!

Will Trump's next acts of revenge seal his destiny?

February 6, 2020: Only a question or two for today's post: Will Trump's next acts of revenge bring his downfall? As you've heard, he's said to be plotting against those who dared impeach him and attempted to remove him from the Oval Office and his vengeful character is well known. Besides, establishing a dictatorship requires abject loyalty and submission on the part of your subjects. Not your loyalty or submission, only theirs.

Born an eclipse child (meaning a person with an eventful life), Donald Trump has many irons in many fires but even he is subject to the natural law of karma. It just may take longer for his karma to become evident in a public way. Of course, impeachment is part of that process yet he's still standing, at least for now. Yet the old adage that 'the bigger they are the harder they fall' may soon apply. Please note that I personally take no glee from this because as Trump goes so goes America--and I suspect that even a fake POTUS qualifies.

Never a pristine snowflake and possessing a destructive temperament, Mr. Mars Rising is reportedly Compiling a Nixonian 'Enemies List' as He Seeks Revenge for Impeachment with John Bolton said to be Trump's top target. Are Rep. Adam Schiff and Speaker Nancy Pelosi his numbers two and three? Where on the list is Mitt Romney, the Republican who upheld his conscience and voted him?

Meanwhile, for now it's true that Trump enjoys major success and benefits in large part due to royal star Regulus rising with his contentious Mars (a malevolent pairing for Regulus), yet the star's caution is very clear--and resonates with karma's decree that he will reap what he sows.

And so my primary question continues unanswered, at least for the moment:

Will Regulus Assure the Destiny of Donald Trump?

Feb 5, 2020

Partners in Crime: A Presidency of One no more

February 5, 2020: With the Republican Senate's vote to exonerate scofflaw Trump set for this afternoon (4:00 pm est), if accomplished it will then be official - the Republican Party is made up of culprits complicit in the crimes of Donald Trump. Partners in crime, as the saying goes. And it looks to me as if this coming together of scoundrels, codifying lawlessness into law, shows in the Inauguration 2021 Horoscope (below) for as you see in the dual charts, unlike Inauguration 2017 with only the POTUS Sun in the 10th house of Career and Public Standing, the victor will also have Saturn, Jupiter, and Mercury, all in Aquarius, all handmaidens to the POTUS Sun:

Now I haven't yet compared the natal planets of all possible scoundrels who could be represented by the three 10th house planets (2021) but it did occur to me to check the planets of Stephen Miller for any natals in Aquarius. Miller's natal Jupiter Rx @9AQ36 is there in 10th house just beyond 2021 Jupiter (7AQ22--conjunct US natal South Node of 1776) so if Trump commands the Oval Office for a second term, we may find bigot Miller whispering in his ear once again--and, as the Cosmos would have it, Miller's Jupiter Return perfects on January 29, 2021.

As for the three Aquarian planets of Inauguration 2021, here are a few brief potentials for each placement:

Saturn in AQ suggests ambitious plans with no sound foundation, eccentric expectations, and/or a reliable partner.

Jupiter in AQ implies comradeship (!), self-willed individuals, and/or indecisiveness (so many options!). Note that Jupiter can represent a financier (donor), CEO, politician, priest-minister-guru-mentor, and/or The General.

Mercury in AQ suggests reforms, inventions, a desire to work alone, and/or Utopian ideals. These ideals may be supported by the rising Mars-Uranus conjunction @7Taurus and its tendencies toward revolution, anarchy, explosiveness, and/or expressions of a violent temper. Potentials for this duo include radical reforms in the military, unplanned military actions, groups that exploit energy resources, modernization of the steel industry, security forces used to control strife (police state vs We The People?), rebellions against modernization efforts, and/or outbreaks of hostility (Munkasey).

Plus, you see an impulsive We The People's Moon rising at a critical 29th degree of Mars-ruled Aries. Sun AQ-Moon Aries: "Robin Hood and his band of merry men outwit the evil King John once again"..."A court jester mocks the social injustices of the realm" (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, the Harveys). Well, evil is definitely in the house, I'd say, at work in the behind-the-scenes 12th house of Politics, Large Institutions, and Karma.

Well, I don't care to type anymore on the topic of Inauguration 2021 until we're closer to it and the November 3, 2020 Elections are over--whenever that will be. Besides, the Electoral College is scheduled to vote for president on December 14, 2020--the very day of a 4 South Solar Eclipse.

Now I wonder who scheduled that?

Related posts include: Inauguration 2021 Midpoint Pictures (January 20, 2021 12:00 noon est). And June 18, 2020 Transits to Inauguration 2017 Planets.

Sources: The Combination of Stellar Influences, Reinhold Ebertin, Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets, Michael Munkasey, and Solar Arcs, Noel Tyl (see the 2017 image, right center, for 1993 Uranus-Neptune = Pluto).

Feb 3, 2020

SOTU 2020 and Trump's SOTUs since 2017

February 3, 2020: Well friends, another State of the Union Address is upon us for on Tuesday evening February 4th Trump is to deliver SOTU 2020 to a Joint Session of Congress while taking plenty of time for gloating, boasting, and complaining.

This annual oration is scheduled for 9:00 pm est last I heard although he could begin his utterances a few minutes after the hour, of course, or even a bit before the hour with unpredictable Uranus in Gemini as his guiding planet.

Now Trump's first natal planet to rise during SOTU 2020 will be his 2nd hou$e Neptune @5libra which always brings along natal Chiron (which conjuncts US natal Saturn in mid-Libra: his Jupiter-Neptune = US Saturn: combining the real with the unreal; false hopes) and Trump's stationary Jupiter @17lib27 which turned Direct 3 hours 11 minutes after his 10:54 am edt birth (June 14, 1946 Queens, NY) = the boundary breaker. And as you know, a frequent refrain of folks born under the influence of a Libran Jupiter is, It's not fair! so he may be induced to whine about being impeached and about the ongoing trial in the Senate (Acquittal Vote scheduled for February 5, 2020 at 4:00 pm)--plus, bubbly Jupiter-Neptune's fantasy, grand schemes, speculation, and political conflict qualities will be on display. Also on tap for SOTU 2020 is contentious fighter Mars, the warrior and fire-starter planet, @22Sagittarius conjunct his natal Moon so Trump's anger is in the house. And whenever a planet conjoins his natal Moon, it opposes natal Sun which suggests his bruised ego from recent events and opinions and actions of others not supporting his leadership. Plus, karma is involved for his Nodal axis is activated by Mars which may include a measure of violence or violent reactions via Mars-South-Node. Certainly his grudges are on the scene!

So! Astro-notes concerning Trump's previous SOTU Addresses have been previously published here on SO'W if you care to compare them or to read my previous snarky comments. (I fuss because I care. And as a Capricorn, I happen to be fond of the word fuss.)

SOTUs 2017, 2018, 2019 and more on SOTU 2020:

First we were battered by Trump's Pseudo-SOTU of February 28, 2017, so freakishly memorable for he assailed us about 39 days after the 2017 Inauguration which you'll remember he and Sean Spicer tried to palm off as well-attended. In comparison to other presidential inaugurations prior, it was not. What a fantasist. And hothead when things don't go his way. Pouty and broody. Endlessly needy. One reason is his Moon-South-Node conjunction--a bottomless emotional pit that he can fall into and soon instigate a pity party. But then his opposing Sun-North-Node in the public 10th house boosts him forward, at least when he's in public view and a camera is on.

Then SOTU 2018 careened onto the world stage, it fell into the 1 North Saros Series of The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017 @29Leo which landed upon Trump's natal Ascendant and his Mars Rising with royal Regulus, the kingmaker star. (As you know, the year 2024 contains another Great American Eclipse but more on that later. This post is trying to be all about Trump SOTUs.) Additionally, I posted a follow-up fuss about SOTU 2018's aftermath and the necessary abundance of fact-checking that went on just to deal with what we as a nation had been through from listening to him. Reagan was The Gipper. Jack was the Ripper. Trump is The Riffer. But sometimes garbling occurs when too many syllables get in a speedy tongue's way.

Anyway, by the time SOTU 2019 rolled around, I had grown weary publishing Herr Spanky's SOTU horoscopes (and tired of listening to his insufferable voice) so I fussed here by text only last year. And for some reason the post is entitled SOTU 2019: Trump Cries Wolf! and you'll soon see why.

So if you're one of those hardy Americans we sometimes hear about who plans to sit through his oration tomorrow night, I salute you. But I can tell you that with 28Vir06 rising (asteroid Nemesis Rx @26Vir15 just having risen), orating Mercury is chart-ruler and Midheaven ruler (MC @27Gem51--'28Gemini' = "Bankruptcy": money matters?), is in confused and secretive Pisces (2:27), and makes only one Ptolemaic aspect to a planet in the chart, a sextile to erratic Uranus (0A28), which denotes some rapid speech (tongue tripping over dentures?) with Uranus @2Taurus in SOTU's corporate 8th hou$e, criticism of others will be on his menu (as always--nothing is ever his fault), and he may express heretical views that create controversy.

So what else is new, am I right?