Jan 21, 2020

Jan 21, 2020: it's Saturn vs Natal Saturn Day for Trump!

January 21, 2020: As you see from the new colors, Stars Over Washington is in mourning today and until further notice. Not so much for Donald Trump but for America for We The People are mired within a Saturn-opposite-Saturn phase with him. As you know, the Republican-held Senate has a yacht-load of Trump's misconduct to hide from the public on behalf of their compromised mob-boss-in-chief and his Impeachment Trial gets underway today at 1:00 pm ET on Capitol Hill. Whatever the trial's outcome, foreign operatives have, in a sense, already won against our once proud nation with all three branches of the US government infiltrated and in process of being sabotaged.

Now obviously, the Republican Party is under sway of foreign powers, completely 'bought and paid for' and blackmailed with their own crimes and secrets, so all we have to defend and salvage what's left of our democratic Republic is the Democratic Party. Now Saturn, planet of accountability, is strong in its own sign of Capricorn and is attended by powerful Pluto, also a karmic planet. Both planets are challenging the watery Saturn in tribal Cancer of Donald Trump--and the Saturn opposition is exact this very day. Fated undercurrents swirl beneath us and a titanic power struggle is engaged between global and domestic crime syndicates vs the political class of Washington DC, my former city of residence. Will a few GOP senators heed Saturn's message of accountability and leave the dark side for the light?

In the nearly 15 years of writing SO'W, several times I've typed how I don't appreciate what 'they've' done to the place--meaning politicians, their corporate donors and enablers. And my lack of appreciation was never more true than the authoritarian change of direction figurehead Trump has instigated upon our nation since 2017 and will continue to instigate if he sleazes out of his current pickle and manages to finagle the November 2020 Election into handing him four more years--with lots of help from the usual GOP cheating. After all, he can't "win" without lots of funny business. Yet reluctantly I must admit that Election Day planets look 'good' for Trump which to me means bad for our country--for the entire world, in fact.

So yes, yours truly is one of those Vote Blue No Matter Who types, SO'W is in mourning today, and I pray that fairness triumphs during the Senate Trial so that Donald Trump may finally reap what's he's sown as the natural law of karma requires of everyone born upon this Earth. Plus, timekeeper Saturn says the hour has arrived for glass-chinned Trump to step up and take what's coming to him.

Jan 18, 2020

A Fake Impeachment Trial for Donald Trump?

January 18, 2020: Next week's Senate Impeachment Trial of Donald Trump has the partisan, compromised thumb of Senate Leader Mitch McConnell heavily upon it.

As you know, if witnesses and documents can be kept in McConnell's lock box he'll do it--he'll do anything to keep a lid on the public's knowledge of the crimes of Trump and in effect, Mitch will mastermind a cover-up of his crook-in-arms.

What if anything my previous post concerning the Astrology of the Senate Trial does to address these shady circumstances I don't know. It probably doesn't.

But a January 17th article in The Nation penned by Elie Mystal does address such issues concerning the trial and McConnell's role in the proceedings and I highly recommend his article to readers who have yet to encounter it!

And for details on new evidence see The 11th Hour's report of January 17th, Dems Drop New Evidence Tightening Trump's Link to Lev Parnas. Expectably, prevaricator Trump has denied knowing Lev Parnas!

Yes, astrologers know that deceit, corruption, fraud, fear, and paranoia are busy factors in modern society particularly when Neptune is in Pisces (and the Republican Party's natal Neptune from 1854 is in Pisces as well, hence the party's recent Neptune Return(s) and their corruption and criminality which have floated to the surface of public awareness).

Shall We Say Fare Well to America's Enlightenment Ideals?

Meanwhile, the fact that truth--Truth--in the form of evidence will be avoided by Senate Republicans next week is a certainty to the extent that our public outcry is too weak to force McConnell to allow witnesses to testify. However, if a real trial turns out to be the case, previously hidden documents, obstructed from view by Trump, should also see the light of the Senate chamber. This is on us! For crying out we must for the sake of our country--against those who attempt to throttle and sabotage America and transform her traditional principles embedded within our Freedom Documents into a pile of rubbish fit for tyrants and a neutered We the People. Did America's Founding Fathers plan this perverted outcome? I seriously doubt it. That old orders must pass so that new orders can emerge is a natural process but the dystopian Republican 'vision' is devilish, harsh, and way too draconian for me.

Therefore, without robust public demands, Republicans will go merrily on perverting justice and undermining democracy for the sake of a corrupt Donald Trump who considers the US Constitution a mere roadblock on his way to monarchical tyranny. But from here, Trump's 'roadblock' looks more like a piece of paper stuck to the bottom of his shoe as he laboriously ascends the stairs to Air Force One.

Related Posts include: The Conspiracy Party and Its Neptune Return (horoscope shown). And Horoscope: US Congress First Session 1789 where we find the January 12, 2020 Great Conjunction of karmic Saturn and Pluto in Congress' 9th house conjunct its Midheaven.

Jan 17, 2020

DC Horoscope: Trump Impeachment Trial 2020

Update January 19, 2020: ABC News announces 1:00 pm est as the opening time of the January 21st Senate Trial. This puts 3Gem28 on Ascendant and 11AQ06 at Midheaven. A few planets change houses: Moon from 8th into 7th, Venus from 11th house into 10th, Chiron from 12th to 11th, and Sun and Mercury join Saturn and Pluto in 9th house from 10th while 9th house Jupiter you see in the chart below moves into the corporate 8th house. North Node leaves 3rd to move into 2nd house and only the Moon changes degree from 23Sag28 to 24Sag00; Mars continues to lead the tilt of the BOWL shape of planets which denotes 'advocacy of a cause' or 'furtherance of a mission' (Jones); Mars in Sagittarius enjoys the fight and has a need to convince others of his ideas.

Born with testy Mars rising, we should note that transit Mars heads toward Trump's natal Moon (exact February 3: an energetic but unfavorable time for pushy behavior) and forms an opposition to his natal Sun (exact February 5: urge for self-preservation, ego competition, conflicts); someone helps with problem-solving (Mars trine natal Mars exact February 11), but there may be disappointments and leaks on or about February 24 (Mars square natal Neptune). The month ends with Mars opposing Trump's natal Mercury on February 29 (hectic events, rash actions, anger, hostility, criticism, sarcasm, and a potential for injuries).

Original post begins here:

Horoscope: Trump Impeachment Trial January 21, 2020 12:00 pm est Capitol Building Washington DC; Hour of Saturn, the lawmaker, task master, lesson bringer, and planet of accountability. As you see, transit Saturn opposes Trump's natal Saturn on January 21st and transit Pluto will precisely oppose his natal Saturn on February 13, 2020. Therefore, abuse of power issues abound, plus, silent activities are suggested by the presence of the Saturn-Pluto duo. As you know, Senators must sit silently and listen, and their historic procession delivering the Articles of Impeachment from House to Senate seemed a very Saturn-Pluto affair (similar to Masonic processions--and there they slowly marched in the symbolic heart of the Masonic temple we call the Capitol Building!).

Then as you see in the chart, the star of the Unconscious, Menkar, rises (14Tau32) which is the same Ascendant sign, degree, and star as the Oath of Office on January 20th every four years. Obviously, Trump's taking of the presidential Oath to preserve, protect, and defend the US Constitution, and charges that he has not kept, does not and will not keep, the Oath, is what the trial (Ascendant, the What Point) is all about, plus, Trump's obstructionism of documents and witness testimonies.

At Midheaven ('MC'), the Goal Point of the chart and trial, is 26Cap30 which hosts US natal Pluto Rx (27:33) just as at noon on our Inauguration Days. We can thank FDR in 1937 for changing our nation's inaugural date from early March to January 20th which placed US natal Pluto atop the chart with Menkar rising. To me this seems like power and control as the goals with 'saying what must be said' as the task (Menkar--like Jonah and the Whale). This the US presidency as mouthpiece, bully pulpit, etc.

Meanwhile, chart-ruler Venus in compassionate (or shady) Pisces makes three applying aspects: 1. sextile Jupiter suggests a favorable time for social and political activities and events; 2. square Mars adds energy to the proceedings and conflicts, and indicates competitive spirits that can become aggressive; 3. conjunct Neptune denotes people within the environment who are mysterious, elusive, disguised (Russian or other foreign agents on the scene?), and/or are difficult to pin down. Lots of photographs are taken and are passed around (Trump posing with __, __, and __? surveillance photos?), and success with abstract thinking is a potential.

Well, that's it for now because I hesitate to spend much time on this horoscope because the trial date can always change. Leave your insights and comments concerning the horoscope or the situation with this post as you wish--on-topic only! And Share if you care--it's encouraging. jc

Jan 15, 2020

February 2020 Lunations into March 2020

The lunations of February 2020 begin with a Full Moon @20Leo00 on February 9th, the 'bookend' or culmination phase of January 24th's New Moon @4AQ22 suggesting a seeding of intentions (New Moon) in January holding over into February. That this continuation relates on some level to the Trump Senate Impeachment Trial is a distinct possibility--As Above, So Below! And of course, the Leo-Aquarius axis (5/11) is the Self-Will axis that involves Risk-Taking, Speculation, Groups and Associations. And for Trump this axis contains his rising Mars and Ascendant with nothing to balance them except US natal Moon in Aquarius setting on his natal Descendant. Actually, the Trump's Mars opposing We The People (Moon) aspect has filled our association with antagonism, aggression, emotional volatility, anger turning to rage, frustration, conflicts, insults, mishaps, and danger--on both sides of the equation.

As for the 2020 Election, four more years of our shared Moon-Mars opposition would be more dangerous than many people can now appreciate so hopefully Trump will be evicted from the Oval Office, one way or another before November 2020. Yet I must unhappily add that the astro-signs for a second Trump term look 'good' unless something untoward occurs to keep Trump off the ballot. Well, apparently, Trump's Senate Trial seeking his accountability will begin on January 21st. If so, this is the very day that transit Saturn precisely opposes Trump's natal Saturn. So I say, As Above, So Below! May Democracy trump Trumpian tyranny via documents and witnesses!

Now the second lunation of February 2020 is the New Moon @4Pis29 (conjunct starry Fomalhaut) on February 23rd which culminates with the Full Moon on March 9, 2020 @19Vir37, another continuation of ideas, plans, and conditions into the next month and which activates the Virgo-Pisces Victim-Savior axis (6/12), also a place of compassion.

An upcoming post will concern the eventful month of June 2020 which contains a Lunar Eclipse @15Sag34 and a prominent Solar Eclipse @00Can21, a Cardinal World Point of Manifestation.

Image: On the Edge of Petrified Forest; is this a depiction of America under Trump and his Senate Trial that Senator Mitch McConnell is so desperate to turn into a cover-up for mobster activities?

Note that the above lunation dates, as always, depend upon the viewer's location upon the Earth and whether New and Full Moons perfect before or after midnight in that location. Personally, I reside in the Eastern Time Zone. Where in the world are you? jc

Jan 14, 2020

January-February 2020 Transits to Trump natal planets

Image: January 10, 2020 to February 29, 2020 Transits to Donald Trump's Natal Planets; details listed, below.

Trump's Troubles: Letting go, Walking Away, or Brazening It Out

by Jude Cowell

January 14, 2020: Knowing no confirmed opening date for the Senate impeachment trial of Trump in order to set up a horoscope of the proceedings, here are Trump's current transits instead.

But like a ray of sunshine, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) said on Monday (1/13/2020) that "it feels like" opening arguments could begin on January 21st which would be an appropriate date since that is the very day that transit Saturn, planet of accountability and karma, opposes Trump's natal Saturn, once and only once. As you see, this opposition is highlighted on the transit list (done before I read of John Cornyn's 'feelings' about the matter) along with another titanic transit of karma affecting Trump's sense of responsibility and realism on February 13th when powerful Pluto opposes Trump's Saturn--the first of Pluto's three oppositions. (2. July 12, 2020, and 3. December 20, 2020.)

So Trump's karma, the natural law of reaping what's been sown, suggests yet another year of problems piling up for him as rigid authority figures expect 'too much' from the erstwhile culprit (and his Republican sidekicks). Will Trump's troubles become more real to him once the trial opens, perhaps on the very day that Saturn opposes natal Saturn? Well, Saturn is the planet of reality. Plus, how karma-on-steroids can it be that the Great Conjunction of Saturn and Pluto exact on January 12, 2020 @22Cap46 directly hit Trump's natal Vertex?! Fated encounters, changing work conditions, endings, and/or a wish fulfilled are the possibilities.

Then taking the primary transits to Trump's natals as a whole, there are suggestions of letting go (Saturn inconjunct natal Sun; Jupiter inconjunct natal Pluto) and even a strong hint of walking away from a power position that has turned sour (Pluto inconjunct natal Sun--number three of five, an ongoing potential). Obstacles continue to mount (Jupiter sesquisquare natal Mars) yet a measure of confidence appears or reappears on or near the day that Saturn trines his natal Midheaven on January 25th. However, his confidence may turn out to be the usual pie-in-the-sky fantasy inspired by Trump's natal Mercury-Neptune square since heavyweights Saturn and Pluto are seriously bombarding natal Saturn in tribal Cancer (bringing his supporters into the Saturnian picture) while dredging up his past actions, unsavory as they may be. Yes, this is a period when correcting past mistakes is demanded by lesson-bringer Saturn, here wearing his legal eagle cap, but as we've been told, Trump never makes mistakes!

And so for Donald Trump, February 2020 is filled with frustration over restrictions (Uranus semisquare natal Uranus, his guiding planet), tensions, separations or breakdowns in relationships (Saturn opposing natal Venus--number one of three), a lack of deliberation and/or of common sense, making excuses, expressing cynicism (Jupiter square natal Jupiter), letting go of goals and taking a new path (Jupiter inconjunct natal Uranus--number one of three, an ongoing potential), a continuation of confusion and the feeling that his life is out of control, his rights are being eroded, and a lack of freedom plagues him (Neptune square natal Uranus--number three of three).

Last but not least, February 2020 ends for Mr. Trump with potentials for unrealistic expectations, disillusionment, and disappointment via the Nodal Axis, head and tail of the dragon, squaring his natal 2nd house Neptune so perhaps his fervent fever dreams (Neptune) of keeping his financial activities (2nd house) well hidden will be dashed as the Nodal Axis suggests public scrutiny and the square implies his inept, impractical responses that will help to spotlight his subversive efforts to hide the truth.

Jan 13, 2020

Society's New Postmodern Pilgrimage: Truthstream Media

This from the intrepid Aaron and Melissa Dykes of Truthstream Media:


Astrology? Well, Facebook's First Trade Horoscope is available for viewing and rated A for accuracy (May 18, 2012 11:30 am edt NYC). The entity's First Trade chart is simply full of Taurean energy (the builder!) via Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, and Midheaven, these days with transit Uranus, the technology planet, activating FB's natal Moon (2:40) and Midheaven (7:34), off and on. Next, the line-up for activation will be FB's 10th house Mercury (17:44), Jupiter (24:23), and Sun @28Tau05 so FB users should expect multiple changes, new ideas, and possible disruption to service at various points over the next five years. And with separative Uranus interfering, even a company break-up is possible!

Jan 8, 2020

In His Greatest Role Trump Plays King Cyrus the Great!

Cyrus Frees the Jews; Jean Fouquet 1470 [Public domain]

As you know, in ancient times Cyrus the Great, King of Persia (the land westerners arrogantly call, Iran), freed the Jewish captives from Babylonia and allowed them to migrate home and build The Temple in Jerusalem.

And perhaps you also know that American evangelicals and Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu have linked Trump to King Cyrus based, one presumes, on his alleged "chosen one" status and his 2018 announcement of the relocation of Israel's capital from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, thus fulfilling the Biblical 70-year prophecy of the fig tree. (State of Israel founded May 1948 + 70 years = May 2018.)

At least this is the sort of thing those using Trump as a tool are telling him to further their arrogant imperative to rush God into ending our corrupt world. To me it's the destructive spirit such people follow that leads them - and the rest of the world - to self-destruction. Yet in spite of their druthers, they are not the boss of God!

Plus, a comparison of Trump to King Cyrus falls woefully short once immigration issues are inspected more closely for we know that Trump's record on immigration, immigrants, and refugees is tattered to shreds by his cruel tactics and he's shown often that his intolerance of others knows no bounds. Alternately, King Cyrus was known as a promoter of human rights (a foreign concept to Trump) and as a "tolerant monarch" and while Trump thinks of himself as a monarch, exhibiting tolerance toward others does not apply to malignant narcissist Donald Trump, the Insulter.

False prophet, more like.

Well, that's my soapbox complaint on the matter. Because it occurs to me that when entities read prophecy, then set about manipulating people and events in order to make it appear that the prophecy is being fulfilled, the world is being head-faked, m'peops! So I pray that we can restrain the destructive urge to lemming ourselves en masse over a cliff with Pied Piper Trump tweeting the tune like the delirious Bacchus figure he is.

Jan 6, 2020

January 13, 2020 a Sun-Pluto-Saturn Sort of Day

January 6, 2020: Below is my messy rendition of two horoscopes, both set for a significant day, January 13, 2020, when the Sun shines directly upon Pluto @22Cap48 at 8:21 am est (documents received: Mercury-ASC), then upon Saturn @22Cap53 at 10:15 am est (pretense and deception: Neptune-ASC). Perhaps this represents a foreshadowing of things to come. Charts are set for Washington DC, mundane Sun = leader or leadership, underworld Pluto and legal eagle Saturn are karmic planets that wear many hats and will precisely conjoin their energies on January 12, 2020 @22Cap46 when their conjunction will perfect upon Donald Trump's natal Vertex (22:51), a point with potentials for fated encounters, changing work conditions, endings, and/or wish fulfillment.

As you see, a YOD pattern of crisis, turning point (a crossroad), special task, and/or a karmic opportunity is present at 8:21 am (see lower right) which obviously relates to any or all of our current circumstances which you know very well if you keep up with the news of the day.

My study notes are penned messily upon the image for those who wish to read them and as usual, your on-topic comments are welcome (no ads) and Shares are appreciated:

Cited: The Combination of Stellar Influences, Reinhold Ebertin.

Jan 5, 2020

Washington and Saturn-Pluto at Valley Forge 1777

Reproduction of painting by Edward P. Moran. Photomechanical print by Percy Moran. [Public domain]

January 5, 2020: With the January 12, 2020 Great Conjunction of karmic planets Saturn and Pluto on many people's minds including my own, my senses perked up today as I read a Kindle e-book on General Washington and the encampment of the Continental Army during the frost-bitten Winter of 1777--1778 at Valley Forge, 20 miles from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

That's because of the book's title of Chapter Four: "Months of Toil, Hardship, and Suffering," a perfect description of those six months that Washington and his army of barefoot, starving, and ill soldiers suffered--echoed by Ebertin's description of the harsh Saturn-Pluto combination of energies.

So to paraphrase Ebertin, the duo's potentials include: physical toil, over-exertion, cruelty, cold feelings, hard labor, struggling for success, self-denial, privation, renunciation, severity, reactionaries, violent people, pursuit of painstaking work, the application of force or compulsion, martyrdom.

But also potentials for: fanatical adherence to principles once they're adopted, endurance, tenacity and toughness, performing the most difficult work with extreme self-discipline, silent activity, making record efforts of the highest possible order, participation in achievements brought about by large groups of people, and, last but not least, the process of growing spiritually and mentally. Basically these are all the activities the men endured and then some--the Patriots who survived the Winter of 1777/78, that is.

And so to check out Saturn-Pluto in 1777, I reviewed a previous post concerning the 14 North Solar Eclipse which manifested on July 4, 1777 just prior to the Valley Forge encampment to see how Saturn and Pluto were configured at the time and I was rewarded by a vision of the eclipse horoscope's Thor's Hammer pattern with Saturn in Libra square Pluto Rx in Capricorn and their frustrated energies via the square pointing toward the rebellious planet of reactionary politics, Uranus @13Gemini, our nation's totem planet of war, revolt, uprisings, chaos, disruption, and revolution--and Donald Trump's guiding planet (oriental--last to rise before his natal Sun), also in Gemini and in his natal 10th house.

Therefore, please feel free to check out the 1777 horoscope for yourself--if you dare!

Is This a Haunting Solar Eclipse from 1777? because with karmic Saturn and Pluto about to begin a new cycle of activity and influence, a haunting from our past (or a rhyming with history) seems to be what the Cosmos ordered for America--because once again the time has come to fight for our freedom from tyranny.