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May 6, 2018

On Donald Trump as Clumsy Liar

Well, planet Neptune flowing through its own sign of Pisces is busy veiling the truth on a daily basis! And now that the tally of Donald Trump's lies has surpassed 3,000 since January 20, 2017, the serial lies of the demagogue-in-chief are, at times, unbelievable and sometimes only petty yet his fans can't seem to muster a care. Linked below is a May 5th segment from CNN's Anderson Cooper which asks, does anyone care when Trump lies?

And an accompanying analysis by CNN's Gregory Krieg chimes in with How can Trump lie so much and be 'authentic' at the same time? Here's an explanation which in title alone attempts to mush together two antithetical elements for any astrologer: Saturnian authenticity with Neptunian deception. Meanwhile, I've always been told that truth mixed with a little falsehood is a lie, not a truth, yet we know that in the practice of Politics, a half-truth is very often a useful tool, even before Mr. Trump grabbed the Oval Office spotlight and coup'd the bully pulpit.

Well, all this fact vs fiction turmoil has brought on a quote from my all-time favorite journalist and one of my favorite writers, Mark Twain, whose following words are from his On The Decay of the Art of Lying, a tongue-in-cheek affair...or is it? In it Mr. Twain bemoans "the growing prevalence of the brutal truth" so see what you think but do not fret--for we may safely assume that Mr. Trump has never bothered to read such words as these, and besides--he never needed to since he comes by his lying talent naturally as seen by the square (blockage) between his natal Mercury (communications; thinking processes; news) and natal Neptune (lies, deceit; obfuscation; cheating; fakery). Yes, his 'carnival barker' and 'snake oil salesman' personas come from deep within, are applauded by his brash and rising Mars in dramatic Leo, sign of the showman, and are cheerfully supported by his bright Sun-NN-Uranus trio in duplicitous Gemini, Mercurial sign of the trickster.

Now here's Samuel Clemons, aka, Mark Twain:

Lying is universal--we all do it. Therefore, the wise thing is for us diligently to train ourselves to lie thoughtfully, judiciously; to lie with a good object, and not an evil one; to lie for others' advantage, and not our own; to lie healingly, charitably, humanely, not cruelly, hurtfully, maliciously; to lie gracefully and graciously, not awkwardly and clumsily; to lie firmly, frankly, squarely, with head erect, not haltingly, tortuously, with pusillanimous mien, as being ashamed of our high calling. Then shall we be rid of the rank and pestilent truth that is rotting the land; then shall we be great and good and beautiful, and worthy dwellers in a world where even benign Nature habitually lies, except when she promises execrable weather. (My italics.)

Rotting the land? Then maybe Donald Trump has read Twain's words and internalized them as 'authentic' with a spirit of Saturnian seriousness for rotting the land of America seems to be part of Trump's mission--with a lot of help from complicit, overly compromised Republicans.

Related: do you know that 'Mark Twain' shares a double Fire personality blend with recent Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ronan Farrow? And if you've never seen it, here's a view of Samuel Clemons' C-Rated natal horoscope for the curious.


Dec 1, 2017

Dec 1, 2017: Michael Flynn has been charged

December 1, 2017: Read the court filing against foreign agent Michael Flynn at CNN if you wish. The filed charges may actually be something of a (sour) birthday gift for former General Flynn who was born in December 1958, exact date unknown, and if you check out his Wikipedia page you'll spy a photo from December 2015 of Flynn and Jill Stein at a fancy dinner and sitting at Vladimir Putin's table.

Additional Blog Note: now that voting in SO'W's Trump sidebar poll has closed, the clear winner to the question: Can Donald Trump change his behavior? is...Not in this lifetime. Thanks for voting! jc


Jul 6, 2017

Ethics Scandal now but here's CNN First Hour: June 1, 1980

July 6, 2017: now embroiled in an ethics-challenging blackmail scandal, Cable News Network (CNN) began its on-air life with a reasonable amount of credibility on June 1, 1980 5:00 pm edt NYC. Here's a video of its first hour which opens with a broadcast tone you may wish to mute but the jabber soon begins:

Video Link in case of removal from SO'W.

As you know, 'twas the quirky Sun Scorpio-Moon Libra personality, Ted Turner, who founded both CNN and TBS. Here's Turner's accurately timed (RR: AA) natal chart if you'd care for a peek.

And don't miss Astrolibertarian's post on the CNN Blackmail Scandal where you'll find a bi-wheel of the network's natal horoscope with transits.

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Astro-Notes on CNN's natal horoscope: the network's beginning included an initial fight against oppression (Pluto-NN = Saturn) yet with a tendency to replace real emotions with 'commmon sense' as they sidestep the emotional realm (Sun Gem-Moon Cap - the Harveys). Obviously we get Mercury-ruled Gemini communications with the network's determined ambition for success (Saturn-ruled Capricorn Moon, which is now being visited by transit Pluto, the destructive manipulator of power, control, psychology, and propaganda).

Here are CNN's June 1, 1980 natal planets with a few notes added:

8th house Sun @11Gem29 (transit Saturn opposed CNN's Sun of public image in late 2015 and again in Autumn 2016 = damaged image/ego)

3rd house Moon @17Cap26

8th house Mercury @1Can34 conjunct 8th house Venus @1Can17

10th house Mars @10Vir27 conjunct one of the victim stars, Zosma

10th house Jupiter @2Vir10

11th house Saturn @20Vir17 conjunct Denebola (to go against society; out of the mainstream as it was at the time)

1st house Uranus Rx @22Sco47 and rising

2nd house Neptune Rx @21Sag34 conj blue star Ras Alhague and Trump's natal Moon and SN--all 3 now being hit by transit Saturn again which simultaneously opposes Trump's natal Sun-NN

12th house Pluto Rx @19Lib09 soon to be transited by Jupiter which will increase CNN's power and control, and benefit its resources

Natal ASC 2Sco45 (Mars = chart-ruler with Pluto as sub-ruler); MC 9Leo03 ruled by the Sun.

And of course we have the skeptical Mr. Trump's undermining of CNN and other US media as 'fake news' (because they criticize him--though they are agents of propaganda as we know) while speaking in Poland today which emboldens authoritarian leaders across the globe. In a flurry of blatant warmongering in Warsaw, Trump said that the West is "at risk". Yes, in many ways we are. So why did we become the preemptive war aggressors? Hmm...maybe Washington DC and the Pentagon should stop their unconstitutional behavior and avoid the blow back against innocent people.

Update 7.8.17: turns out the White House and its political operatives think they're being tres slick by sending out 'fake news' tips to news outlets that are actually traps--stories that can be debunked later thus discrediting the reporting of said outlet. This includes the supplier of the 'tip' insisting that they be called an 'anonymous source' and may be the process used to discredit CBS's Dan Rather years ago concerning George Bush's fraudulent military training debacle. Dubya was off partying, y'know.

May 16, 2017

CNN: The Many Paths from Trump to Russia (plus, Uranus)

CNN, Donald Trump, Russia, China, and Astrology

by Jude Cowell

CNN has published an interactive feature The Many Paths from Trump to Russia yet there are two Sabian Symbols in Donald Trump's natal horoscope that point, not to Russia, but to China. Of course, it may be that these symbols can apply to any foreign governments and his dealings with them.

For plainly Mr. Trump is certainly shaking things up the world over and stirring up chaos in the US just as Uranus, oriental planet (last to rise before the Sun) likes to do. Mr. Trump's disruptive natal Uranus @18Gemini is posited in his public 10th house of Career...

Natal Uranus: '18Gemini' = "Two Chinese Men Talking Chinese in a Western Crowd"...DIFFERENCE: positive expression: the effective mobilization of self and others for life's more specialized objectives; negative (shadow side--jc): a thorough dissipation of selfhood through alien relationships."

Okay, so his chaos-creating Uranus, the radical eccentric, 'leads' the nation but it's his natal Moon (conjunct his South Node opposite natal Sun) that may turn out to be an even bigger issue:

Natal Moon: '22Sagittarius' = "A Chinese Laundry"...SECLUSION: positive: an unusual gift for maintaining poise and self-perspective in every unfamiliar or alien situation (really? jc); negative (shadow side): unnecessary acceptance of self-inferiority." (The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, M. E. Jones). So he constantly needs approval to bolster his sense of inferiority which accounts for at least some of his over-the-top boasting. Ex: boasting about US intel to the two Russians he allowed into the Oval Office.

Now assuming that the American people make it through May, June, and July in one piece, we have steamy August and The Great American Eclipse to navigate as does Mr. Trump (the August 21st eclipse @29Leo hits his natal Ascendant and singes his warring and belligerent Mars) for the month of August 2017 will be Full of Karmic Returns for the occupant of the Oval Office--and thus, for the American people via Donald Trump, aka, the blabber-in-chief.

Related: 2017 Transit Neptune Veils US Progressed Sun in Pisces (US Sun = POTUS). And there's also a Lunar Eclipse @15AQ on August 7, 2017.

Peering Ahead: 2018: Lunar and Solar Eclipses with Themes. Also in 2018, the Midterm Elections are just in time for the US Constitution's Progressed New Moon...or is it the other way around?

Astro-Note: Russia's sovereignty horoscope data (June 12, 1990; 9:45 am GMT, ASC 26Vir11) is found in Nicholas Campion's The Book of World Horoscopes - which formed during the early stages of the Great Conjunction/s of Uranus and Neptune, exact three times in 1993 (and totem pair of the 'new world order' that all the bankers' wars are meant to implement). The Russia sovereignty horoscope shows the Mercury-Pluto spying and surveillance pair in quindecile aspect (165 degrees of obsession-compulsion) which identifies the cunning, persuasion, and manipulation in their use of communications and information. (The Quindecile, Ricki Reeves).