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March 13, 2016 - Trump and Mussolini - the astro-parallels; Nancy Reagan's astrology; Marla Maples.
March 21, 2016 - Trump and the GOP convention; Election Day chaos; Mel- anie Trump, 1st Lady?
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re: Rubio's birth time - In 2010, I asked Marco about his birthtime during a campaign event. He told me he didn't know, and to ask his older brother, Mario, since he drove his Mother to the hospital. Mario told me it was around 3:30p to 4:00p in the afternoon. This would give Marco a Leo Moon. I realize this is anecdotal, but if you were to attempt rectification, this might be a good place to start.
A. Thank-you for the data! This is indeed a good place to start.
re: Brazil - Wow, it looks like some dangerous stuff could happen in Brazil this summer. Violence, terrorism? Maybe the gathering of people at the Olympics could cause that virus to spread around the world? It sounds like the effects of the virus are usually not that bad though, except what it could do to babies, which is really sad.
A. Yes, it's not looking good.
re: NewsScope- I am a loyal reader of your weekly Newscope. I enjoy it very much and have had many insights from your analyses.
re: Sanders - I saw a birth time for Bernie as 12:27 pm and calculated his MC- He looks to be the presidential winner in 2016! I would love to know your thoughts about this because Sanders seems to be the only candidate with real integrity and I want to vote for him in the elections. His part of fortune points to it according to my calculations. Thanks so much for your wonderful work and great knowledge,
A. As far as I know, there's no known birth time for Bernie. So a 12:27 pm time would be speculative unless it's from a reliable source. I've suggested a rectified time of 6:22 pm. We can't really know for sure until we get a look at his birth certificate.
re: Hillary - do you see anything inparticular with Hillary's chart(s) now that they are talking more and more about an indictment. What planets, transits, etc would indicate that? I know you wrote about the Mars 12th house self-undoing, but this points to illegal activity, lies, coverups etc. Would like to know what you look for or what would give insight?
I like to share your writings with people who have an interest in astrology, dont' know much about it, and it can help them to see that astrology is for real. Thank-you!
A. This is a complex question, and there's no easy or short answer. Generally though it involves Neptune, and Neptune is all over Hilary's chart. However, Neptune is also associated with idealism, so depending on your political bias, it can be read either way. Major indictment's should involve major afflictions to the Midheaven, the ruler of the Midheaven or the progressed Midheaven. Without these, nothing will come of any charges.
re: Trump - Are you saying that Trump is likely the winner due to positive astro configurations at election time? Wondering where I can read more about this.
A. Trump's chart looks stronger than Hillary's, if we have her birth time of 8:02 am correct. I don't know where else you can read about this. Most astrologers aren't considering progressions.
re: Trump - BUT...surely we've seen what happened when transiting Saturn was conjunct his natal MC. Did he triumph at that time or did we see all of his chickens coming home to roost in a way that was not his proudest moment? How has he weathered the transits of Saturn overall??? We've seen him establish all kinds of things that have FAILED. We've seen him go bankrupt many times. Have any of these seen his Saturn active at the same time?
re: Brazil - Zica is only one of Brazil Problems, its a historical time for the country. The president is super unpopular and an impeachment was open against her. There's a super economic crisis (the worst recession in 70 years) and the political system is broken due to corruption charges to politics from all parties.
The Neptune and Saturn quadrature aims several planets in natal chart. The progressed Sun+Mars on natal Pluto is a powerful combination never seen before. It seems a transformation of Brazil State, or even a military action (due to Mars). Maybe this can happen while Olympic is occurring...
Most of Brazilian astrologers use a Scorpio MC due to several military coups in Brazil history and 2 deaths from presidents (one of them killed himself while in office). The time is between 16:08 and 16:20, with Aquarius ascending.
Political system is collapsing, the population is very angry and delusional (Neptune quadrature natal Moon), a resolution might happen under those powerful transits and progressions, maybe some catalyst start from Olympic Games.
A. Thank-you for your comments from inside Brazil. I used 4:47 pm (20:47) based on Campion's Book of World Horoscopes, which gives the Sagittarius MC. However, I'm inclined to agree thatScorpio there makes more sense for the reasons you describe.
re: U.S. future - After the death of Scalia and the political chaos that has ensued, it got me to wondering: What is in store for the USA for the next few decades? Could some break-down scenario come to pass?
A. A break-down scenario is certainly possible. The U.S. has its Pluto Return coming, and the sharp oppositions between planets in the 6th and 12h houses is extremely polarizing and volatile.
re: Election Day chaos - Maybe someone pointed this out to you already but if no candidate receives 270 electoral votes, the House of Representatives chooses the winner. I suppose someone could challenge that but they would likely lose since the law is quite clear.
A. I wrote about this on February 29 relating to the 12th amendment, which is where this directive comes from. But note how litigious Trump is, and that there's likely to be some counting irregularities, as there were in the 2000 election that was decided by the Supreme Court in Bush's favor.
re: Trump - Was chatting with my astrologer recently, and I was told that there's a very high probability (astrologically speaking) that there will be an assassination attempt on Trump on or about Aug. 11. What's your take on this?
A. Extremely unlikely. I see no astrological evidence for such an irresponsible claim.
re: Sanders - I never miss your column and find it very insightful. Regarding this wild election year, do you see any possibility of Bernie Sanders running as an Independent if HC gets the Democratic nomination? Most of her primary wins have been razor thin, and there is a lot of dissatisfaction among the Dems as well as the Republicans with the status quo. After all, he was an Independent for many years in Congress. I would love to hear your opinion.
A. No, I don't think he will run as a third party candidate. He's content to get his message out and influence Hillary's stance on numerous issues.
re: Nancy Reagan - I haven't heard much lately about the 20-year USA presidential death cycle, the pattern of USA Presidents elected in "zero" years (1840-1960) dying while in office, perhaps linked to Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions. It seems that Ronald Reagan narrowly avoided it during his terms in office (did astrological knowledge make a difference?).
During the most vulnerable window after George W. Bush's election in 2000, W did not repeat the pattern, but Ronald Reagan did die during this time, which I thought was interesting.
Keep up the fine work.
A. Joan Quigley was hired after the assassination attempt, and she claims in her book that she protected him from appearing in pubic on dangerous days. Other astrologers have noted that Reagan was elected when the SA-JU conjunction was in Libra, so the Great Mutation process from Earth to Air signs began then, theoretically ending this curse.
In my view, I see Mars in the 8th house of death in the Scorpio Rising chart as a potential indicator for the death of a president in office, so it's still an ongoing possibility.
re: Trump/Mussolini parallels - Having spent quite a bit of time with my Italian in-laws and their friends in northern Italy I will add a different view. Americans have always looked upon Mussolini only as an evil dictator. Most Italians view him quite differently. While they agree he got Italy involved in WW ll In a bad way they view him as the man who built the infrastructure of their country. Before Mussolini they had no nationwide roads. Roads stopped at the edges of the old city states..
He built the railroads and bridges uniting the country too. The big railway stations we see. Rome, Florence and Milano were all constructed under his leadership. They also felt proud of their nation when he successfully invaded Ethiopia. The parallels with “Make America Great Again” are interesting. Trump frequently talks about repairing our infrastructure, particularly the airports, and making Americans proud of their country again. I think you’ve nailed it. Of course, I do believe in reincarnation.
A. Mussolini was executed on April 28, 1945. Trump was born less than one year later.
NewsScope for April 11, 2016
By Michael Wolfstar
Eris and the Panama Papers
The first news reports on the Panama Papers appeared last week, sending shock waves around the world. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) spent the last year analyzing the 2.4 terabyte data dump from the secret files of Mossack Fonseca, a corporate service specializing in helping the super-rich hide their money. A horoscope for The Guardian’s first story provides the astrological implications.
The outer planet combination at the center of this chart is the radical Uranus-Eris conjunction in Aries which squares Pluto in the corporate sign of Capricorn. The Uranus-Pluto square is in its waning phase (past exact), but the Uranus-Eris conjunction is tightening up. Few astrologers are looking at Eris because it was only recently discovered, but the unpredictable nature of the presidential contest can be attributed to this combination.
Mercury is the planet we associate with documents, and its conjunction with Uranus and Eris underscores the relevance of this planetary duo. Also, Black Moon Lilith opposes the three, imprinting her pattern of things felt but not seen, and now exposed. The Moon at 22º Aquarius suggests the group effort (a consortium of investigative journalists) required to make this data dump comprehensible, and it’s exactly sextile Eris.
Previously, I’ve written about how the Uranus-Eris cyclical conjunction has happened twice in American history. Both conjunctions corresponded to irrational speculation followed by a market crash and a Great Depression. We’re now on the cusp of the third conjunction, and the fall-out from the Panama Papers has already led to the resignation of Iceland’s Prime Minister. Using a 2º orb, Uranus and Eris may be considered conjunct from now through May 2017. Watch in this interval for a succession of financial dominoes to fall in the wake of the Panama Papers.
Previous posts on the Uranus-Eris cycle can be found here and here
Uranus-Eris in the Presidential Contest
Eris’s primary myth as the goddess who was not invited to the wedding feast resonates strongly with this year’s Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns. In the myth, Eris shows up anyway, and tosses an apple into the party that creates chaos, since it’s inscribed “To the fairest”. Who exactly is the fairest? The ensuing argument led to the Trojan War, and explains why Eris is associated with chaos.
When Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders arrive at their respective party conventions, they both will be treated by the establishment as outsiders, unwanted, and akin to uninvited. And as it turns out, Trump’s and Sanders’ charts both have Eris prominently placed natally, and both charts are being strongly activated this year by the transiting Uranus-Eris conjunction. Although they come from opposite ends of the political spectrum, both are hailed as being genuine, radical populists.
Trump’s Sun at 22º Gemini has been activated by transiting Eris for several years now, but the arrival of Uranus in this mix has been dramatically stimulating. He’s tapping into the rage felt by many Americans who feel left out of the system, and who are angry at Washington politics. In the same way, Sanders’ Moon-Mars conjunction at 23º Aries has been conjoined by transiting Eris for years, and is just now coming to life on the national scene as transiting Uranus converges with this confluence of planets.
Nyle Dimarco and DWTS’ Peta Murgatroyd
A reader asks, “How about a profile on Nyle Dimarco? He won the last season of America’s Next Top Model, and now he’s on Dancing with the Stars and garnering very high scores. Nyle is totally deaf and comes from a four-generation deaf family” Last week, Dimarco and his professional dance partner Peta Murgatroyd performed a breathtaking tango, earning the night’s top score.
If both conventions unfold according to the Eris myth, Sanders and Trump will be snubbed. During the two conventions, transiting Uranus will be at 24º Aries and in the process of turning retrograde, and therefore at its highest voltage. At this point, it squares the U.S. Mercury, which will likely lead to numerous unexpected and surprising developments. Trump or Sanders may feel inspired to start a third party campaign, which may lead to chaos on Election Day.
Nyle was born with his Taurus Sun opposite Pluto (May 8, 1989; Queens, NY; time unknown), indicating that behind his perpetual smile is an intense, powerful psyche, constantly trying to transform his imperfections into something extraordinary. The Sun’s closest aspect is an octile to Chiron in Cancer, which suggests the family heritage of deafness. The Sun’s conjunction with Ceres and trines to the Capricorn planets help him achieve success.
Peta Murgatroyd (July 14, 1986) is a terrific ally. Her Cancer Sun opposes Mars, which gives her an incredibly competitive spirit that has brought her international acclaim as a champion ballroom dancer. Her Sun’s close trine to Jupiter gives her the winning personality and open heart that comes across clearly in her performances. And with her Sun sextile Ceres, she is a compassionate nurturer of raw talent.
Nyle’s progressed Mars, signifying his evolving Inner Warrior, is now at 22º Cancer where it fits in neatly with Peta’s Sun-Ceres-Jupiter configuration. In this way, the two have developed an unusually close partnership as she signals the music cues through non-verbal means. The transiting Uranus-Eris conjunction in Aries is squaring his progressed Mars and her Sun, activating these underlying dynamics in a way that’s drawing national attention. And making them tough to beat.
re: Mars retrograde - You mention in your March 28th piece that stationary Mars opposes the U.S. Uranus. I would have noted that it is exact to the minute of arc! I consider exactitude to be important in predictive work.
re: Election Day chaos - About placements on Nov 8: you would know but let me repeat. Neptune in its own sign on South node (let go of the past or confusion about past) and North node sign Virgo ruler Mercury at 23 Scorpio, dispositors Mars and Pluto. Mars last degree of Capricorn and Pluto 15 Capricorn connecting to Aries Point.
In my opinion, the real agenda is a new constitution and electoral system. Neptune South Node – can help dissolve attachment to past forms. North node Virgo, get to work on the details of new systems. Centralised power is alright if add in the necessary checks and balances.