Nov 14, 2018

Jan 2019: 2 of Trump's 12th House Midpoints 'eclipsed'

Recently we discussed how the Lunar Eclipse of January 21, 2019 @00Leo51 'eclipses' US Inaugural Sun (@0AQ49 on January 20, 2017 = Trump as POTUS) which thus affects or influences the role and office of the presidency as performed by Donald Trump. Well, a quick peek at Mr. Trump's natal 12th house midpoints and midpoint pictures reveals a couple of points which may be worthy of note for the astro-inclined Trump watchers among us, be there any besides myself. (Ya know who ya are!) However, since Mr. Trump's 12th house midpoint picture of Mars-Saturn = Pluto (violent destruction, brutality, cruelty) has been noted multiple times here and elsewhere, it won't turn up again in this post.


Using our astrological lens to look behind the scenes (12th h) of Politics and politicians (a practical endeavor which some astrologers critique me for while occasional trolls prefer to agonize over my liberal viewpoint of brother's keeper and retaining a democratic Republic, aka, a sovereign America--but not an America of intolerance and hatred spewed by a lewd, indiscreet racist bully who considers himself above the law and fails to protect and defend the Constitution), we find a couple of Trump's midpoints to consider which will be spotlighted by the January 2019 Lunar Eclipse as it 'eclipses' the US Inaugural Sun. Significantly, both midpoints conjunct his 12th house cusp (1Leo55), 'hug' it, in fact, from 11th and 12th house sides in the Placidus system.


But First: Stars and Eclipses


As you know, eclipses both solar and lunar tend to trigger revelations and awareness as secrets, leaks, and scandals inconveniently emerge into a glaring spotlight. Eclipses are often called 'cosmic blinks' or 'wild cards of the Universe' similar to astrological Uranus' disruptive, often shocking interference in earthly events. All eclipse energies work through individuals who can make or change history. If a the fixed star is present by degree, eclipse energies are increased, strengthened, and/or more focused, and a cosmic 'caution' from the star involved combines with the eclipse's themes and possibilities. A recent example is The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017 @29Leo conjunct royal Regulus (cosmic caution: success if revenge is avoided--otherwise, all that's been gained will be taken away-Brady)--and the 1 North Eclipse directly conjoined the natal Ascendant (29Leo) of Donald Trump. One theme of all 1 Norths: information is distorted and possibly false. Ya think?


12th House: Politics, Large Institutions, Backroom Deals, Karma, Self-Undoing, the Unconscious hides Trump's Saturn-Pluto and Neptune-Midheaven Midpoints


Mr. Trump's natal 12th house cusp @1Leo42 (Placidus), ruled by the Sun which, when associated with the 12th house = unconscious arrogance; politics, lurks behind his 12th house curtain and conjoins his natal Saturn-Pluto midpoint (@1Leo55; potentials: turmoil in older structures; upsets in checks and balances; keeping affairs secret; restraints on destructive weapons; secret preparations for future restrictions; hoarding resources; use of secret police or military agencies) yet another midpoint snugs just on the other side of the 12th house cusp and it's Neptune-Midheaven @00Leo04 (dreams and visions of the leadership hint at future plans; leaders who allow others to deceive them about intentions and motives; official scandals of very large proportions). Certainly that last implication gathers steam as I type and threaten to increase once Democrats chair congressional committees in 2019...like a snowball rolling downhill.


Now as you know, the Saturn-Pluto duo suggests potentials for compression, hardship, cruelty, and violence (Ebertin). Historically, civilization is now mired within the duo's current cycle (which began with their last conjunction on November 8, 1982 @27Lib36 where transit Venus Rx now tarries, forming a temporary off-and-on midpoint picture of 1982 Saturn-Pluto = 2018 Venus: estrangement, alienation, love of seclusion, self-discipline, renunciation). Coming soon is their next Great Conjunction on January 12, 2020 @22Cap46--conjunct the natal Vertex of Donald Trump (as I continue tiresomely to mention in my posts) with Vertex the point of fated/karmic encounters, endings--yet possibly of wish fulfillment.


Then encountering such harsh energies at Vertex in early 2020, will Trump manage to use the destructive Saturn-Pluto energies against others (he has lots of practice) or will its portents somehow 'happen' to him? Significantly, the 2020 conjunction @22Cap46 opposes Trump's natal Saturn in Cancer as well--ouch! And since both planets are considered to be of a karmic nature and karma is 'reaping what's been sown' then it would only be fair if the Saturn-Pluto cruelties he drenches and projects onto others returned to a non-repentant man such as his nibs. Actually, this reminds me of the old, 'he can dish it out but he can't take it' critique which, as others have observed, applies to a raging Mr. Trump whose shaky hold on self-esteem and power don't protect him in the direct-challenge department--and the Saturn-Pluto blend is also 'transforming forces meet immovable object'. Well, he who makes enemies has enemies. And tragically, this applies all too well to America.

Adding to the complexity, Trump's natal Neptune-MC midpoint @00Leo04 is part of the 'eclipsed' implications via the January 21, 2019 Lunar Eclipse @00Leo51--and Neptune-MC in Politics and Business suggests, as noted above, "official scandals of very large proportions" plus, "Utopians, crooks, and swindlers" (we should add 'deception used in career'), and on a personal level suggests insecurity, peculiar ideas, Utopians, crooks, swindlers, depressive psychoses, succumbing to unusual influences, big talkers of little action, weaklings, and/or the pursuit of wrong ideas.

Curiously, America's Natal and Progressed Pluto positions (27--30Cap) oppose Trump's Neptunian midpoint so here I shall parrot the excellent *Michael Munkasey who notes that these deceptive energies were active during and around the Resignation of Richard Nixon and for Trump, contains the added participation of saboteur and ace manipulator, US Pluto. So is it strange that, as I type, transit Pluto of the Criminal Syndicate-Underworld, languishes @19Cap13, the very position of Richard Nixon's natal Sun which suggests a period when issues of power, control, and the abuse of power are atop our nation's political agenda and are expressing through the hefty form of Donald J. Trump?

*Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets, Michael Munkasey; also referenced in this post, The Combination of Stellar Influences, Reinhold Ebertin; Bernadette Brady's Predictive Astrology

If you may, look ahead with Inauguration 2017's Solar Return 2019 (horoscope shown with Trump's natal Jupiter conjunct Putin's natal Saturn rising, both planets @17Lib27), or check out the Lunar and Solar Eclipses of 2019 with Themes.

Nov 13, 2018

Jan 21 2019: Lunar Eclipse 'eclipses' US POTUS Sun

Could This Be The Cosmic Blink Anti-Trumpers Are Waiting For?


As you see in the above horoscope set for the White House on January 21, 2019, a Total Lunar Eclipse @00Leo51 will 'eclipse' our US POTUS Sun (Inaugural Sun @00AQ49 on January 20, 2017 = Trump playing president) and transit Saturn, legal eagle, time keeper, and karmic lesson-bringer, will oppose US natal Sun (13Cancer 19 on July 4, 1776) bringing restriction and possibly an ending to some if not all of Trump's Oval Office role playing as America's commander-in-chief, a job he was ill-prepared for but that was the point for those who placed him in that particular position. For all those who placed Trump in charge had to know of his unstable, substandard, know-nothing, compromised, corrupt condition beforehand but they socked it to America anyway. That he was highly suggestible and didn't ask any questions made him the malleable choice especially after being 'groomed' for years to play the role he'd always coveted anyway. Gemini the thespian!

Now it's true that the previous Solar Eclipse @18Leo41 occurred on August 11, 2018 as 'The Tower' Eclipse for its theme of collapse of plans and lifestyles, then rebuild once the dust settles. It's also true that The Great American Eclipse @29Leo (August 21, 2017), a Total eclipse that split America into two halves, North and South, landed by degree directly upon the natal Ascendant of Mr. Trump and activated royal star Regulus and his rising Mars--and you'll remember how he famously took off the safety glasses and looked directly into the eclipse while it was happening like a total buffoon--blindness is said to threaten at a future date). Such a golden Apollo! (Well, if 10:54 am really is his birth time he was born with asteroid Apollo rising.)

Now both solar eclipses affected--affect--him, yes, so the Lunar Eclipse shown above could very well be a third-times-the-charm direct hit to Donald Trump via his role-playing as POTUS or it could be simply a blow to the US presidency itself, its power and authority and not the ending of the amoral Mr. Trump as we've come to know and dislike him. Note that the eclipse perfects only hours after Inauguration 2017's Solar Return 2019 occurs (exact on January 20, 2019 at 11:36:15 pm est with ASC 17Lib57 thus bringing up Trump's 2nd house Stationary Jupiter - exact to the degree and minute--17Leo27).

If you wish, see my study notes penned on the chart upper right for a few more details.


Nov 10, 2018

November 23, 2018 Full Moon activates 2012 Eclipse

Image: 'Cosmic Blinks' collage

Recently we discussed here the Full Moon of November 23, 2018 @00Gem52 conjunct weeping Alcyone of the Pleiades constellation. For those who keep up with solar eclipses, it comes as no surprise that the November 23rd lunation of 2018 spotlights or re-activates a previous Solar Eclipse by degree (00Gemini), an eclipse which manifested during the watershed year of 2012 and this suggests a return to certain topics of that time. Therefore, the themes of said eclipse may also come into play again for they have continued 'running in the background' all along with Collective implications (plus, another previous solar eclipse from a different Saros Series may be triggered as well--see below). And perhaps you agree that New and Full Moons can sometimes 'behave' much as an eclipse would do--New Moons in similar fashion to Solar Eclipses, Full Moons like Lunar Eclipses with their more unconscious potential for total awareness. Such catalyzing action and the changes they portend would depend, of course, on an eclipse activating the horoscopes of individuals through which history is made.

Yet all eclipses are "wild cards of the Universe" with their disruptive, sometimes shocking abilities for sudden changes of direction similar to planet Uranus and they may also be termed 'cosmic blinks' for light on Earth is temporarily removed or reduced by a Higher Power.

The Solar Eclipse set to be re-activated by the November 23rd Full Moon occurred on May 20, 2012 in the 14 South Saros Series @00Gemini - conjunct, as noted, Alcyone, keywords: 'something to cry about'. Adding to this complexity is the fact that the May 2012 and November 2018 lunations @00Gemini may also re-activate another prominent Solar Eclipse in the 13 South Saros Series which occurred @1Gemini in 1993. All this said, the themes of 13 South and 14 South are handily listed, below, and please note that 1993 is the year of the Great Conjunction/s of Enlightenment-New World Order planets, Uranus and Neptune:

Potentials for 13 South May 21, 1993 (1Gemini) themes: 'conflicts, wars, constitutional crisis' (now, compliments of Trump), 'striving for group endeavors in positive or negative fashion', 'expansive energy under which lies a more sinister flavor', 'an urge to expand but his contains frustration, inhibitions, loss, or separation' (all themes from Brady's Predictive Astrology). And note that a 13 South Solar Eclipse also manifested in 2011, next in 2029.

Now as you know, Uranus conjoined Neptune three times in 1993 @18Capricorn and with 2017/2018 Pluto, planet of the Underworld, coming along in an activating fashion, so that a midpoint picture forms: 'the big picture must be followed, very little option to do otherwise' (Tyl) which I've always thought sounds like the mobster's ultimatum, the 'offer that can't be refused'. Do US congress members, particularly of the GOP persuasion, hear such a sinister ultimatum whispered in their compromised ears? Perhaps you agree that thuggish Mr. Trump is implicated, not the least because the Sabian Symbol for '18Capricorn' is POLITICAL POWER with its negative expression: 'smug or strong-armed paternalism' which of course echoes the potential for Trumpian authoritarianism on the rise (across the globe, actually, but my focus is America, my only nag in the race). This above all is the reason the Trump regime is unwanted and constantly criticized by those of us who prefer America as a democratic Republic over his style of vicious, sinister, self-glorifying paternalism.

Potentials for 14 South May 20, 2012 (00Gemini) themes: 'periods of hard work then success', 'Mercury-Pluto content' (contained in 14 South's initial eclipse @11Scorpio in year 984 OS) suggests that 'an obsessive idea will finally be accepted' which then leads to the 'promised success of Jupiter', 'pushing for acceptance of ideas or methodolgies' (or authoritarian ideologies? jc) 'as this eclipse can bring the long awaited breakthrough'. Of course, Mercury-Pluto suggests America's natal opposition between them (1776) and the potential for total surveillance which we now find lurking within AI which IS the 'New World Order', aka, 'the Matrix'. And btw, the NWO's Sun @1Scorpio was recently highlighted by the Full Moon of October 24, 2018 (1Tau13), the Syzygy Moon of the 2018 Midterm Elections. Synchronicity!

Now the next 14 South eclipse occurs in 2030, plus, 14 South also manifested on May 10, 1994 @20Taurus, the year that presented us with government shutdowns and the so-called Gingrich Revolution when Newt and the GOP took control of the House against democrat Bill Clinton and 'eclipsed' William Jefferson Clinton's natal Taurus Moon.

And one final note to this morning's dissenting fuss: if you haven't, please check out a previous post concerning Trump and Gingrich: Peter Pan and the Piper Piper for the two demagogues' personalities are very much alike.

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Check out a previous post on Nikola Tesla and his unaspected Uranus, planet of Technology, electricity, lightening, innovation, eccentricity, uranium--and genius. Curiously, considering this new phase of Tesla Technology now being revived and utilized, a cosmic synchronicity has recently occurred when his natal Uranus @24Tau56 was conjoined and thus in a sense 'set in motion' by a New Moon @24Tau36 on May 15, 2018!


And please note that the post linked above hooks you up with the B-rated natal horoscope of Nikola Tesla, born June 28, 1856 at 00:00 LMT during a major lightening storm. There you'll find that rising at midnight was 2Tau52, the spot in the Zodiac that transit Uranus now electrifies off and on (his natal Ascendant!) and his natal Pluto @5Tau32 rising and soon to be electrified by the abrupt changes brought to society by transit Uranus.

Nov 9, 2018

Astro-Notes on acting AG Matthew Whitaker

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Matthew_Whitaker_US_Attorney.gif circa 2006

The Wikipedia page of Trump's newly named acting AG Matthew Whitaker (politician) gives his birth date as October 29, 1969, Ankeny, Iowa so let's take a peek at the planets on that day to suss him out a bit for it seems we'll be stuck with him. His Sun is in Scorpio but naturally only a range of degrees for his natal Moon can be ascertained without an accurate birth hour. His Luna position during the 24 hours of his birth day varies from 21Gem16 to 3Can24 thus creating two potential Sun-Moon personality blends. Brief details of both are listed, below, and are taken from the Harveys' Sun Sign-Moon Sign:

Plus, details concerning Mr. Whitaker's Prenatal Solar Eclipse Saros Series ('PE') follow along with a few of the transiting planets for November 7, 2018 which link to Whitaker's natal planets on that day (with the DOJ's chain of command ignored by Trump = unconstitutional).

An ethereal, misty Water-Air Sun Scorpio-Moon Gemini denotes a passionate yet detached fellow gifted with the psychological understanding of a counselor and therapist. Endlessly curious and insightful about human emotions, Whitaker can be volatile, restless, satirizing, voyeuristic and tends to engage in off-again on-again involvements. One Image for Integration stands out: "Trivial Pursuits goes macabre."

A Sun Scorpio-Moon Gemini blend also pertains to Fyodor Dostoyevsky who informed us that, "If the devil doesn't exist, but man has created him, he has created him in his own likeness."

A sentimental, emotional double Water blend of Sun Scorpio-Moon Cancer suggests the 'mailed fist in a velvet glove' sort of person who is very perceptive, clannish, shrewd, and charismatic with a strong sense of duty. This is a tough-and-tender combo of energies which can suddenly morph into exterminator mode and can "feel where things are at," then take actions to restore harmony. He allows subjective hunches to replace objective reasoning and can sink into self pity via an egocentric sensitivity (which sounds like Donald Trump).

Even this blend's Image for Integration sounds Trumpian whose natal Mercury (thought processes; communications) in Cancer tends to be clannish and shrewd as well: "A mother eagle defends her babies with immense courage." How amusing in view of the fact that Mr. Trump feels a need to declare that he's "not a baby"! So as you can tell, I'm leaning toward a secretive Cancer Moon for Mr. Whitaker to 'go with' Trump's clannish, shrewd natal Mercury in Cancer although a Gemini Moon would resonate well with Trump's natal Uranus-NN-Sun trio.

Now two quotes from a couple of famous Sun Scorpio-Moon Cancer natives:

"There is a homely adage which runs, 'speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far'." - Theodore Roosevelt; and amusingly, "So live that you would not be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip." - Will Rogers.

So as you know, Matt Whitaker was named acting AG on November 7, 2018 beneath the darkened rays of a New Moon @15Sco11 (when shady activities can flourish). In no particular order, transits to his natal planets (sans natal Moon) include:

Mars trine natal Mercury (25Libra): thoughts can be turned into action, mentality is energized, good news and/or good fortune arrive/s, lots of meetings are held, and business ventures are favored.

Venus Rx conjunct natal Mercury (26Libra): agreeable meetings and communications with allies involved in joint endeavors.

Authoritative planet of karma Saturn sextile natal Sun (6Scorpio): an opportunity is provided via a more mature or senior authority figure to demonstrate leadership ability--a chance to 'get ahead' is offered.

Saturn trine natal Saturn (5Taurus Rx): making plans, lifestyle changes are stabilized.

Saturn square natal Uranus (6Libra): great tension, challenges, and upsets.

Pluto sextile natal North Node (20Pisces) - both planet and point are karmic: destiny beckons, reaping the benefits of past actions (he's written and given his opinion on legal matters in Trump's favor multiple times), and...powerful events change the future.

A 7 South Prenatal Solar Eclipse

As for Matthew Whitaker's PE, it manifested prior to his birth on September 11, 1969 @18Vir53 in the 7 South Saros Series with themes of: 'force, anger, and power' via the 'Mars-Pluto energies contained in 7 South's initial eclipse' of June 22, 1248 OS @8Can03--conjunct Trump's natal Mercury @8:51!); 'huge obstacles will suddenly, easily clear, or, negatively, a pending potential crisis will manifest with a sense that everything is moving at great speed' (Brady's Predictive Astrology). A 7 South eclipse last manifested on October 3, 2005 @10Libra (between Whitaker's natal Venus @15Libra and Uranus @6Libra) and will next perfect on October 14, 2023 @21Libra 'eclipsing' his natal Jupiter (20Lib41) and occurring near the natal Jupiter (17Libra) of Donald Trump.

So as it turns out, both men are charter members of the "it's not fair!" club of Jupiter in Libra, sign of the Scales of Justice. A cozy connection, perhaps, but there are a few other planetary links not so cozy between their natal planets which I may discuss in a future post if Mr. Whitaker manages to hang on to his new exalted position in the Department of Justice.

Nov 8, 2018

AG Sessions fired with Saturn conjunct natal Mars

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions was fired yesterday, November 7, 2018, transiting Saturn, strong in its own sign of Capricorn, sign of law, government, and authority, was sitting directly upon the natal Mars of former Senator Sessions (5Cap30).

Now the Mars-Saturn duo describes many things, among them hard work, destroyed vitality, harmful or destructive energy, and the 'death axis' (Ebertin). And apparently, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly made the phone call for we know that Trump would use someone else to do his 'dirty work' like The Don he is. (But some "embraces" you just don't want.)

So when restrictive Saturn, planet of karma, visits natal Mars, there are potentials (in this case, born out) for male relationships to break off, physical efforts to be ended or stopped, and any chronic health conditions to flare up (plus, transit Saturn has just recently dampened his natal Sun in very early Capricorn and with his Moon (physical body) in the range of 9Cap25 to 21Cap50, we know that his Moon is Saturnized or will be, not to mention the current transit of powerful Pluto's transformative stylings as he trods through Capricorn--ouch! Or the recent contact of the North Node with Sessions' natal Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Leo--double ouch!)

Additionally, the Saturn-to-Mars transit also suggests that as AG, Jeff Sessions circumvented the authority of Donald Trump when he recused himself from oversight of the Mueller investigation, thus enraging Trump against him, as we know. Thing is, his recusal was warranted since Sessions was a member of Trump Campaign 2016 although Mr. Trump pretends otherwise--it was his mistake to nominate Sessions in the first place. My question today is whether or not Jeff Sessions could be indicted for his contacts with foreign operatives during the 2016 Campaign, the contacts he lied about (perjured himself) before Congress, then finally admitted.

Yet even if the topic of a Sessions indictment 'disappears' from view or isn't warranted or pursued, I doubt we've heard the last of Jeff Sessions who may regroup and focus on a future course of action--also a possibility with the Mars-Saturn duo. And of course Trump's naming of loyalist Matthew Whitaker as temporary AG (without Senate confirmation) now opens a new can of Trumpian worms especially since some believe that partisan Whitaker, who has conflict of interest links to various players in the drama, should recuse himself from involvement with the Mueller investigation, too.

Now here's a previous post with astro-notes concerning the natal planets of Jeff Sessions with emphasis on his natal Jupiter in Scorpio.

Nov 7, 2018

2018 Midterms Over: Horoscopes of Trump vs Pelosi

Due to yesterday's 2018 Midterm Elections in which the Democrats won control of the House of Representatives, in early January 2019 Nancy Pelosi (RR: X for time unknown) will become Speak of the House, the first woman in US history to do so. Meanwhile, Oval Office occupant Donald Trump is said to be quite happy with this arrangement and, as an old friend of Nancy Pelosi (and of Chuck Schumer), called her last evening with congratulations. I shall leave it up to you to decide whether or not their tenuous association will mitigate Trump's usual vicious insults, fibs, and jabs, plus, with the new 116th Congress in 2019, Trump will have a wider field of lady politicians to take aim at while he's fighting off subpoenas, very inconvenient questions, and investigations led by Democratic Committee chairs.

Now since Nancy Pelosi's natal chart is untimed, noon is used to set up a bi-wheel of Donald Trump's timed natal chart (inner) with Pelosi's planets surrounding; her Prenatal Solar Eclipse ('PE') in the 14 North Saros Series is included with its themes penned on, lower left, and as you see, 14 North is the series of The Sequestration Eclipse of November 2011 (era of the 'Super Congress' which was 'a peculiar turn of events' concerning 'unexpected financial happenings'--Brady):



Included on the image are a few basic chart factors, more for Trump since his birth time is known. Highlighted in blue around the chart are the approximate positions of today's planets (November 7, 2018). Please enlarge the chart if you dare read my scribbled study notes. Following are a few major planetary links between Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump in more or less order of prominence, plus a few mentions of current transits to Pelosi's natal planets:

Pelosi natal Mars @25Taurus conjunct Trump natal MC with raging Algol conjoining both (no smooth sailing between them there especially when his career is affected!); her Venus @20Taurus attends his MC as well suggesting the use of diplomatic negotiations and hinting at the involvement of financial and relationship issues, possibly with a nod to allies or foreign involvements and/or travel (9th house);

Pelosi Jupiter @17Aries closely opposes Trump's natal Jupiter @17Libra (more conflicts--over ideals, politics, and finances--also note that her PE @18Libra36 'eclipses' his natal Jupiter in Libra which tends to harangue, "it's not fair!"; perhaps her 'fury level' is as formidable as his); this opposition will probably result in both of them being quite unimpressed with one another.

November 7, 2018 transits to Pelosi planets include: disruptive Uranus conjunct her natal Saturn @00Tau44 suggesting changes and altered circumstances in the realms of Saturnian authority and leadership, plus, new methods for handling responsibilities. Obviously, her upcoming Speaker of the House position is involved and it didn't hurt during the Midterm Elections that the Syzygy Moon (last lunation) prior to November 6, 2018 was the October 24th Full Moon @1Tau13 which reflected upon Nancy Pelosi's natal Saturn, planet of authority, and was sparked by the aforementioned transit of electric Uranus to her natal Saturn in Taurus!

Another stand-out transit is the Jupiterian North Node of public contact and future direction pointing toward Pelosi's natal Pluto @00Leo40 Rx which is the "tiger by the tail" combo and shows a period for her when power and control are on the upswing and meetings ('NN') with 'the powerful' (Pluto) occur.

Now here are dual horoscopes of today's New Moon @15Sco11 and the upcoming Full Moon of November 23, 2018. Plus, you may wish to check out a previous post in which the Sun Aries-Moon Scorpio personality blend of Nancy Pelosi is considered.


Nov 6, 2018

What History Can Tell Us About the Outcome of the Midterm Election - clip

November 6, 2018: Here in a brief segment, Thom Hartmann provides two historical examples (1946/Truman and 1994/Clinton) of how things in Washington have proceeded in the past when a political party wins a majority of seats in the Midterm Elections and takes control of the House but not the Senate:




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Nov 5, 2018

Nov 23 2018 Full Moon: The Really Big Picture

This is the DC Horoscope of the November 23, 2018 Full Moon @00Gem52 conjunct weeping Alcyone (keywords, "something to cry about").

Perfecting at 12:39:06 am est in Washington DC during a Mercury Hour (changes), we find chart-ruler Mercury Rx suggesting delays, reviews, and re-assessments which possibly refers to the November 6th Midterm Elections and the contesting of results via election fraud lawsuits and/or re-counts. As you know, a Gemini Moon is ruled by Mercury and there's little voting Mercury Rx at IC but in the 3rd house of Communications conjunct royal Antares, keywords: obsessed with success, but Antares is also a star of war.

In fact, the first of two applying Ptolemaic aspect made by chart-ruler Mercury is a square to warrior Mars @4Pis32 which also conjoins a royal star, Fomalhaut, keywords: success through noble ideals. Where Americans will find those 'noble ideals' is unknown by yours truly unless the Democrats grab control of the House and its committee chairmanships so that Trump's bone-spurred tootsies are held to the legal fire. If Republicans keep control of the House, the criminality of Trump and the GOP will continue and worsen for it will inflate authoritarian Trump's fantasized "mandate."

Mercury's second applying aspect is a conjunction with Jupiter which indicates a high volume of political information and ads, news about court decisions (once Mercury turns Direct on or about December 6th), international communications, and the expansion of very large plans.

Also note that in the 12th house of Politics, Large Institutions (ex: Congress), Backroom Deals, Self-Undoing, and Karma is the current Solar Eclipse ('PE') which I have termed The Tower Eclipse due to its collapsing theme. No planets are posited therein but the wide conjunction of Mars and deceptive Neptune oppose from the 6th house of Military, Police, and Civil Service. Yet Partnerships, Open Enemies, and Legalities are also involved with Neptune @13Pis41 Rx setting at Descendant and its rounded-up degree of '14Pisces' = "A Lady in Fox Fur." Plus, 14Pis01 is the position of the natal Neptune of the Republican (now, Trump) Party who seem to follow Fox 'News' instructions at every turn.

And in the 4th house of Real Estate, restrictive Saturn, strong in its own sign of Capricorn, may be alerting us to a downturn in housing sales, in speculation and other financial schemes (Capricorn on the 5th cusp of Risk-Taking and Gambling, as in Wall Street), or possibly the Lesson Bringer is hinting at trouble in the mining industry. Yet with Sagittarius on the 4th cusp, is karmic Saturn a marker for limiting legal decisions? Disturbingly, the transiting South Node of The Dragon now swipes its tail at US natal Pluto in Capricorn, a negative indicator in the 5th house suggesting large events out of personal control.

That said, we see the 5th house Pluto @19Cap26 as apex planet of the Mars-Jupiter midpoint = "The Really Big Picture" (Noel Tyl) which echoes the recent midpoint picture that formed when transit Pluto hit the 1993 degree of Uranus-Neptune--'The big picture must be followed, very little option to do otherwise'..."18Cap" = POLITICAL POWER: 'smug or strong-armed paternalism' (Jones). In three words, authoritarian Donald Trump, dictator wannabe.

Now there are too many planetary patterns to mention in this brief post (which resists becoming a book!) so I trust you, dear reader, to ferret them out if you care to. But a few more factors should be mentioned in closing such as the 2nd hou$e Venus @26Lib08, leader of a Locomotive shape identifying a 'ruthless, high-powered executive' and this brings monetary policy and evaluations (currency) into the cosmic picture--and with shocking, disruptive Uranus at a critical-crisis 29th degree and retrograde in the corporate 8th house. Plus, as you know, the Venus-Uranus pair tends toward extravagance, eccentricity (including with money), unfaithfulness, and separation in relationships. Perhaps this is a reference to the Trump marriage since the Sun-Moon (marriage/husband-wife) midpoint, which I neglected to pen into the 12th house @00Vir52, conjoins the natal Ascendant of Mr. Trump and conjoins royal Regulus, keywords: success if revenge is avoided. But as we know with Donald Trump, it never is.


Nov 4, 2018

Horoscope of the NRA Nov 17, 1871

Astrology of the National Rifle Association

by Jude Cowell

In December 2012, yours truly published a post concerning the Astrology of the NRA, no horoscope shown. Then in August 2018, I did it again, this time a post titled NRA Founded under Mars-Saturn-Pluto Vibes, again with no horoscope shown.

Sometimes I neglect posting a horoscope here when no birth or founding hour is known which is the case with this November 17, 1871 hot mess of an organization but tonight I've posted below the 'noon' horoscope for the one or two readers who may be curious to see the chart and because the group is in the news currently in part due to the 2018 Midterms this week. Enlarge the image if you wish, for I've added its Prenatal Eclipse ('PE'; in 5th house at noon) @16Can57 in the obsessive 18 North Saros Series of high stress, accidents, and physical concern.

And of course we can't miss the harsh Mars-Saturn conjunction in Saturn-ruled Capricorn conjoining one of the 'victim' stars, Facies with Mars-Saturn the pair that make up the 'death axis' according to Reinhold Ebertin. And you may wish to marvel at the Sun @24Scorpio which shines upon the natal IC of Donald Trump, and NRA's North Node pointing toward America's natal Mars with its tragic 'fog of war' square to our national Neptune in Virgo. Also check out the upper right scribbles of "NRA + GOP Potentials" between two brutal NRA midpoints and the GOP's natal Neptune @14Pis01 (now having its Neptune Return) - in fact, reports say that NRA funds are less than usual, spending on the 2018 Midterms is down, and its control on US Politics may be weakening just as the midpoint pictures say and this has given gun control groups more leeway:


Not listed on the chart are the three dates of the 2018 Saturn Return/s of the NRA which are:

1. February 25; June 10 Rx; and next--November 23, 2018. Now as you know, Saturn is a karmic planet (reaping what's been sown) so during a Saturn Return, it's Accountability Time when taking responsibility for past actions is demanded by the Cosmos. Can this be part of the Saturnian restriction and the limitations the NRA is experiencing in their coffers and political influence?

Nov 3, 2018

Horoscope: Flower Power Eclipse 1966

Enough of Trump--now for something completely different. Well, not too different for we of the Flower Power generation circa 1960s must get out and Vote on November 6th if we haven't for if the Cosmic Peace Symbol of planets in effect during the Total 4 South Solar Eclipse of November 12, 1966 @19Sco45 still has any meaning at all, hopefully we'll vote en masse for compassionate candidates and not for those who favor and promote hatred, intolerance, and violence. That's my personal hope anyway!

So here's the Flower Power Eclipse Horoscope set for--where else?--San Francisco, California:


Hour of the Moon (fluctuations, instability); chart-ruler Mars applies to three planets (see chart, lower left); violent trio of Mars-Pluto-Uranus in Virgo 10th house opposes Saturn Rx in Pisces which conjoins Wounded Healer and Blind Spot Chiron also Rx in Pisces which suggests social rigidity vs archetypal forces seeking to force their way into public consciousness. A difficult midpoint picture is formed between Mars-Uranus = Pluto (which conjoins fixed star Denebola: to go against society, or, out of the mainstream which can describe the Flower Power generation)--but also Nixon's government with potentials for the use of force, violent intervention (such as Kent State 1970), and battling against a higher power (Ebertin; Munkasey).

The most prominent planet in the eclipse chart besides the eclipse itself, is karmic Saturn in the karmic sign of Pisces for Saturn is the handle of a Sling shape--like a Bundle except the handle planet assumes great significance because the energies of all the other planets are directed toward it. And while a Bundle shape in its extreme manifestation is the archetypal signature of a ruthless dictator (Mussolini was born with it, Trump has it now via his Secondary Progressions--you can view the Bundle in his SP New Moon Horoscope of September 16, 2019). Guess that's the ruthless mindset it takes in order to cage innocent children and to order the US military to the border to shoot kids throwing pebbles and rocks--and Trump's got it. Nixon's natal horoscope shows a Locomotive shape led by Mars @29Sag44--the 'ruthless executive' pattern--while Mussolini's natal Uranus @20Vir52 conjoins Pluto in the Flower Power Eclipse chart shown here. All three men answer to the 'win-at-any-cost' model in which the ends allegedly justify the means, the use of force and violence included.

This Solar Eclipse in Scorpio sparked two fixed stars by degree (19 Scorpio). First is Alpha Serpentis, keywords: tragedy and misfortune; plus, Devore gives 19 Scorpio as "the crucial point in the struggle between the Supreme Will and the ego"; Anthony Louis notes that it is traditionally considered by some to be "an accursed degree of the accursed sign," but adds that "this is not too reliable." The second star is North Scale which contains both positive and negative potentials of 'wealth, honors, intelligence, distinction, success in religion, law, writing, war, and sports'; negatives are 'hasty words cause problems, tragedy, and violence' (Horary Astrology Plain and Simple, A. Louis).

Plus, a third star, South Scale, rises in the eclipse chart with the separative, neurotic South Node of the Moon along with Hidalgo, one of the "power" asteroids which reminds me of the era and the book The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge by Carlos Castenada, published in 1968 and originally his Master thesis in Anthropology at the University of California. Even now, the debate continues as to whether Castenada 'made it all up' or actually experienced the events he describes in the book. Keywords for South Scale are 'theft, loss, betrayal' (our generation felt betrayed by The Establishment in more ways than the Vietnam War--US bombing increased in 1966), venereal disease (a dreary downside to our misguided 'free love' illusion), revenge, anguish, criminality, abuse, and/or drowning'. These potentials sound very Neptunian and Piscean, don't they?

And accompanying the eclipse is a Venus-Neptune conjunction in sexy Scorpio, a duo suggesting those who live in a beautiful world of the imagination, plus, love and adoration, goddess worship, erroneous if idealistic perceptions about love and sex (deluded love), escapes from reality--through dreams and visions--or, through drugs, pop music and psychedelic art.

Now this eclipse falls into the 4 South Saros Series, as noted above, with themes of 'strong emotional feelings about relationships and/or money with a sense of fate or karma attached' ('soul mates forever'?); 'anger or lust; relationship events that are beyond personal control' (passionate, intense Scorpio is all about control of self and others--and betrayal); 'much frustration as emotions are blocked or checked somehow; a sudden desire to end a relationship; avoid rash action until issues settle down' (paraphrasing Brady's Predictive Astrology).

A 4 South eclipse last manifested on December 4, 2002 @12Sag (conjunct US natal Ascendant) and a 4 South next occurs on December 14, 2020 @23Sag.

Additionally, any Solar Eclipse in Scorpio offers the cosmic gifts of 'probing insight' for discerning the 'root causes of karmic situations and problems' but it's up to individuals to use such knowledge for gaining karmic progress or not. However, control of the darker side of Scorpio is imperative in order to create positive outcomes from the events and conditions brought by the eclipse otherwise via Scorpio and its ruler Mars, sub-ruler Pluto, hatred, cruelty, sexual perversions, vengeance, and the primal urge for retribution can override humanity's capacity for forgiveness.

So how do you think America's Flower Power generation is managing the karmic retribution vs forgiveness imperative so far?


Nov 2, 2018

The Department of Justice's Uranus Return 2018-19

DC Horoscope: Department of Justice Building Dedication October 25, 1934, FDR presiding in Masonic ceremony, 3:00 pm (Ovason).

It seems an eon ago, but on November 22, 2017 we discussed planetary returns to the DOJ horoscope circa 2017--2018 which include the department's current Uranus Return, a 'three-fer' to its natal degree of 29Ari21 in the 2nd house of the National Treasury (its three exact return dates are listed). Here I'm republishing the 1934 chart in case you'd like a gander.

Of course, 29 degrees of any sign is considered a critical or crisis degree and with political and legal events as they are, it seems significant to me that the DOJ's Uranus Return period is in process on into 2019--a drawn out period of time due to the retrograde of Uranus. Now as you know, it takes approximately 84 years for quirky Uranus to complete an orbit and few folk can say precisely what a Uranus Return means (which actually tallies with the planet's well known reputation for unpredictability). The little I know about Uranus returning to natal degree may be found in the above-linked post if you're curious. Disruption, separation, unorthodox methods, a break from the past? Who can say?

Well, one thing we know: with any planetary return, natal aspects may be repeated, activated, triggered. And on October 25, 1934, Uranus opposed the Sun (restless, independent, taking uncharacteristic actions), Venus (unconventional relationships, reversed legal decisions), and Jupiter (new knowledge, searching for values, economic instability, fortune-hunters), trined Mars (progressive projects, unusual actions, unstable conditions), and squared Pluto (untapped energy, elevated consciousness, inventiveness, shift in political power, control of resources). These potentials and more are now activated or stimulated in matters related to the Justice Department thanks to the return/s of erratic, shocking, electric Uranus to its 1934 position, but just how is the question going forward. My advice? Check out the news! For Mr. Trump's 10th house Uranus in Gemini is his 'guiding planet' of chaos, quirky notions, and disruption.

Now also in the 'planetary returns' post, a daring reader will discover a link to another SO'W entry concerning the esoteric (Uranian?) bas relief of symbols carved on the DOJ building, symbols which are daily activated by sunlight. Weird stuff. Especially considering that Uranus in Aries, as it is again on November 6, 2018 (Midterm Elections), suggests blind zealots, fanatics, and/or Utopian reformers and radicals (Ebertin) who'll be 'doing their thing' at least until Uranus moves into staid, conservative Taurus again on or about March 7, 2019.