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​Recent NewsScope Articles

Jan. 2, 2017 - Russian hacks taint Trump’s victory; Putin and Russia; Carrie Fisher and Deb Reynolds.

Jan. 9, 2017 - Trump’s “Good Cop–Bad Cop” team, Global Warming; Julian Assange’s Red Herring

Jan. 16, 2017 - Trump’s Russian Connection; Feb. 26 Solar Eclipse; secret agent Christopher Steele.

Jan. 23, 2017 - Vesta and Homeland Security, Venus to Pluto: Women Speaking to Power, Gloria Steinem.

Jan. 30, 2017 - Trump’s twelfth House, Feb.’s top five astro-events, George Orwell’s 1984.

Feb. 6, 2017 - Testing the Iran Deal; Trump’s Hair and Propecia; Steve Bannon and clash of cultures.

Feb. 13, 2017 - Kellyanne Conway rectified;Conway, a deeper look, Conway and the feminine archetypes.

Feb.20, 2017 - Trump Flirts with Chaos; NATO’s Mars under stress; Zuckerberg’s Facebook Letter.

Feb, 27, 2017 - Trump touts the stock market gains, March’s Top Five Astro-Events, Herbert Hoover.

March 6, 2017 - The Uranus Cycle; Emmanuel Macron in the French Election; SnapChat’s amazing IPO

Mar. 13,2017 - Trumpcare v. Obamacare; Marine Le Pen; Stephen Colbert leads Late Night Comedy.

March 20, 2017 - Triangu-lating North Korea’s; U.S. Progressed Sun in Pisces; Joseph Patrick Kennedy III.

Mar. 27, 2017 - Trump agenda hits snag; April’s Top Five Astro-Events; Paul Manafort to testify.

Apr. 3, 2017 - Trump and the Russian Connection, Michael Mann's Extreme Weather, Alec Baldwin.

Apr. 10, 2017 - Trump in the Situation Room; Jared Kushner takes over; Bill O’Reilly and Lilith.

Apr. 17, 2017 - Trump Reversals and Pallas; General H.R. McMaster; Tesla Surpasses GM.

Apr. 24, 2017 - Trump’s Tax Plan; May’s Top Five Astro-Events; Julia Roberts, Forever Young.

May 1, 2017 - Trump’s Next 100 Days; Kim Jong Un’s Next 100 Days; Peggy Whitson’s Long Journey

May 8, 2017 - Pluto Transits to the U.S. chart; France's Brigitte Macron, DWTS' Normani Kordei.

May 15, 2017 - The Astro-Parallels between Trump and Nixon; Trump Agenda Stalls; Nixon, Re-Visited.

May 22, 2017 - Trump’s Saturn-Uranus Dilemma, Mike Pence, rectified, Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat 

May 29, 2017 - Kushner’s Grand Cross’ June’s Top 5 Astro-Events; LeBron James in the NBA Finals.

June 5, 2017 - Climate Change Politics, A rare 4-Planet Configuration, Kevin Durant’s Saturn Return

June 12, 2017 - Trump’s Solar Return; Fake News Meets Reality Winner; Wonder Woman Gal Gadot

June 19, 2017 - Trump’s 12th House Pluto; Robert Mueller, Special Counsel; Amazon buys Whole Foods.

June 26, 2017 - U.S.-Russia Cyberwarfare; July’s Top 5; Otto Warmbier, the Sacrificed Political Pawn
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re: KellyAnne Conway - If I understand your blog correctly, according to Trump's progressed moon entering his 12th house, we can expect the potential of his downfall, or at least serious setbacks, beginning in June. Can you speak about the same prospect for KellyAnne Conway, when she'll be out of the news?  

A. Unfortunately, we don't have a birth time for her, making her situation difficult to assess. However, she will likely be a significant and controversial news item for at least two more months as the transiting Uranus-Eris conjunction opposes her Mars.

re: inaugurations - You know how you've cited similarities in JFK's, Nixon's, and Trump's inauguration charts? Are pivotal events apparent in these charts? Can you say "a-ha see right there? THAT is end of Nixon" (or JFK [much more definitively...]) and therefore Trump? Have you looked at the key historical moments and how they impact--specifically--the inauguration charts?

A. That would entail a major research project, but I've given some of the indicators for these presidential transitions in my article on this subject. Go to 2017Inauguration, and scroll down to "Black Moon Lilith and the Part of Fortune".

re: climate change - Although conserves DO want a clean planet, the whole *climate change-global cooling-global warming* hysteria is whipped up BULLS*** by people like Al Gore and a bevy of others to make money. It was further hyped by *oPharoah and the DemonCraps* to push his cap & trade garbage in order to bring the US down so that he could 'level the playing field' with 3rd world countries, and penalize businesses financially, send our dollars to other countries to do more APOLOGIZING from the big bad USA, and ultimately completely destroy the fossil fuel industry. In reality this whole climate change crap is the liberals' RELIGION.

NewsScope Articles
9/28/15 - 12/26/16

Sept. 28, 2015 - ​Xi and Obama agree; October's top 5 astro-events; Emissions scandal at Volkswagen.

Oct. 5, 2015 - ​ Bernie Sanders and the Debate; the Oregon shooter; Richard Tarnas and Jupiter.

Oct. 12, 2015 - ​ Paul Ryan, next House speaker? Bernie Sanders rectified; Matt Damon as The Martian.

Oct. 19, 2015 - Syria's proxy wars; verifying Hillary's birth time; Erin Andrews sues.

Oct. 26, 2015 - UN summit on climate change; November's top 5; Adele returns with "25".

Nov. 2, 2015 - Barack Obama's Mars Return, other celebrities' Mars Returns at 22º Virgo, Britney Spears.

Nov. 9, 2015 - Ben Carson under fire, Marco Rubio's tax plan, Supergirl star Melissa Benoist.

Nov. 16, 2015 - European Union in Crisis; Donald Trump's Iowa speech; Emma Thompson

Nov. 23, 2015 - Immigration and Saturn-Neptune; the ISIS horoscope; Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman​​​.

Nov. 30, 2015 - The insane violence configuration; Dec.'s top five; the Force Awakens the Millennials.

Dec 7, 2015 - Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik; Mark Zuckerberg's $45 billion donation.

Dec 14, 2015 - The Uranus-Eris cycle; Paul Ryan for president? Frank Sinatra centennial.

Dec 21, 2015 - UN forced into action; Martin Shkreli versus the FBI; Ronday Rousey"s UFC title.

Dec 28, 2015 - Russian economic surges; January's top 5; Daisy Ridley of The Force Awakens.

​Jan. 4, 2016 - 2016 begins with Mercury retrograde; Bernie Sanders' celestial assets; Natalie Cole.

Jan.11, 2016 - The Lilith-Uranus-Pluto configuration activated; El Chapo captured; Beatlemania.

Jan. 18, 2016 - Hillary fading; Oil prices and Standard Oil; BML- paradoxical, clandestine.

Jan. 25, 2016 - Mike Bloomberg considers run; February's top five; Mike Brown and Planet 9.

Feb. 1, 2016 - Primaries begin and best astro indicators, progressed Part of Fortune; Eris Awakens.

Feb. 8, 2016 - Marco Rubio's momentum; Brazil's Zika epidemic; Steven Avery - guilty or innocent?

Feb. 15, 2016 - Volatile global stock markets, Bernie Sanders' birth time; Einstein and gravity.

Feb. 22, 2016 - Donald Trump and Mars; March's top 5 astro-events; Tim Cook vs. the FBI.

Feb. 29, 2016 - Marco Rubio, GOP's last hope? The 12th Amendment? AlphaGo v. Lee Sedol.

March 7, 2016 - The death of the GOP? the Saturn- Pluto cycle; Megyn Kelly, Fox moderator.

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? 

March 28, 2016 - Paul Ryan, the GOP nominee? April's top five; Bernie Sanders' celestial blessing.

April 4, 2016 - Ted Cruz aims to stop Trump; Uranus in the U.S. 6th house, Drew Barrymore and Juno.

April 11, 2016 - Panama Papers; Uranus-Eris in the presidential contest; Nyle Dimarco on DWTS.

April 18, 2016 - Hillary rising; Dilma Rousseff under fire; Modigliani - another penniless artist.

April 25, 2016 - Prince ruled by Pluto; May's top five; Shakespeare and the Stars - a paradigm buster.

​​May 2, 2016 - Lilith inspires Trump; Economic flashback to 1929; Audra McDonald stars in Shuffle Along.

May 9, 2016 - Why Trump, why now? To Brexit or not to Brexit; Taylor Swift - Queen of the Goddesses

May 16, 2016 - Brazil's epochal shifts; Amazon's disruptive technology; Miss Suzie Jones' longevity.

May 23, 2016 - Hillary v. Trump - who will win? the astrology of Flight MS108; Mars in the night sky.

May 30, 2016 - Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party, June's top 5 and the Uranus-Eris conjunction.

June 6, 2016 - Hillary's new strategy; pain, fentanyl and Paul Janssen; Muhammad Ali, the Greatest.

June 13, 2016 - Hillary v.s Trump, Part 2; "Dump Trump" fueled by Mars; Christina Grimmie in FL.

June 20, 2016 - Orlando's confluence at 23º, Neptune, the decider? Meryl Streep and Elizabeth Warren.

June 27, 2016 - Brexit and globalization; July's top five; Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish independence.

July 4, 2016 - Bill Clinton - what was he thinking? Nepal's new ally, China; Scarlett Johansson.

July 11, 2016 - Racial tensions intensify; the 2017 Inauguration horoscope; Olivia De Havilland.

July 18, 2016 - Eris as "the Other"; Uranus and Eris de-stabilize Turkey; Trump's VP choice Mike Pence.

July 25, 2016 - Roger Ailes and the Mercury-Eris connection, August's top five; Hillary's VP Tim Kaine.

Aug 1, 2016 - U.S. Merc turns direct; Trump relocated to Moscow; Luke Aikens, skydiver.

Aug 8, 2016 - Trump driven by Merc-Pluto; does Hillary have Virgo Rising? Sumner Redstone clings to life.

Aug 15, 2016 - Can Serena Williams bounce back? Macy's reports, Simone Biles, the best gymnast.

Aug 22, 2016 - candidates pivot simultaneously; Kellyanne Conway; Usain Bolt, the fastest man alive.

Aug 29, 2016 - The Great Solar Eclipse of 2017; Sept's top 5; swimmer Ryan Lochte on DWTS.

Sept. 5, 2016 - War and the U.S. Venus; three indicators for war in 2017; the WWW and the U.S. election.

Sept. 12, 2016 - Hillary Clinton overheated ; Kim Jong Un unhinged?; Tom Hanks stars as "Sully".

Sept. 19, 2016 - The UR-PL dynamic continues; Apple shares lead; Edward Snowden makes his case.

Sept. 26, 2016 - U.S. institutions in trouble; October's top five; Angelina Jolie files for divorce.

Oct. 3, 2016 - The Aries Full Moon with UR-ER; astrology at the WSJ; Netflix's take on Amanda Knox.

Oct. 17, 2016 - Mars Out-of-Bounds; Teal Leoni as Madam Secretary; Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize.

Oct. 24, 2016 - DYN cyber attack; Vesta as a financial astrology indicator; Dr. Strange coming Nov.4

Oct. 31, 2016 - Comey shakes up the presidential race; Nov.'s top 5 events; the curse of the billy goat.

Nov. 7, 2016 - Election day astrology; Paris Agreement and the GC; November's fascinating SuperMoon.

Nov. 14, 2016 - Trump as Commander-in-Chief; Astrologers stunned; Trump's Gemini team.

Nov. 21, 2016 - Trump's Saturn in Cancer; A divided America, ETP and the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Nov. 28, 1016 - Ceres and the Saturn-Pluto cnj of 2020; Dec's top 5; Jesse Ventura and Marijuana.

Dec. 5, 2016 - Gen. James Mattis as Defense Secretary, Ivanka Trump, Hollywood's Wild West

Dec.12, 2016 - Russian hackers and the election; Good times for billionaires; Scott Pruitt to head EPA. 

Dec. 19, 2016 - Juno and the art of the deal; Putin's Juno and Exxon; Standard Oil's 1870 horoscope.

Dec. 26, 2016 - Trump's nuclear tweet; Top 5 astro-events for Jan.; Peter Seller's Dr. Strangelove

re: Yiannopolous - Just an idea for your column – does the chart for conservative pundit Milo Yiannopoulos show indications of his sudden, shocking implosion – losing his prestige, his CPAC headliner speech, his $250,000 book contract and his Breitbart job – all in just 96 hours? (Struck by Uranian lightning, I’d guess.) At any rate, this one looks like a textbook case of some kind of self-undoing or all-out collapse of, well, everything. 
  Yiannopoulos’ DOB: October 18, 1983, Greece (Wikipedia). I always find your column fascinating – not only for its insights, but for how clearly you explain your methodology.

A. Such dramatic falls from grace usually involve the Midheaven, either natal or progressed, and we need a birth time to know where his Midheaven is. Still, the rest of the chart tells the story. Transiting Uranus is widely opposite his Sun, but the three-degree orb doesn't account for the timing. Transiting Saturn is exactly conjunct his Neptune, suggesting the scandalous nature of the case. A natal Venus-Mars conjunction squaring over-confident Jupiter describes his zealous sexual activities. This configuration is being activated by progressed Mercury, the natural ruler of youth, and reflects the accusations of pedophilia. 
re: Uranus cycle - Just read your post for the week. Thank you for your keen insight as always. My question is, taking a cue from your latest… seems we have a potential Obamagate situation highlighting McCarthyism (FISA and Trump Tower) prior to the election. Seems this has potential (legs) to show the deep state’s hand in the leaks and the MSM complacency (various articles written since last year confirming the FISA requests). Do you see the deep state being exposed?

A. The 21 year cycle related to transiting Uranus's hard aspects to the U.S. 9th house Mercury have consistently brought congressional inquiries at the highest level. I speculated that this time, it would be about Trump's Russian connection. Depending on your political filters, you may see this in a different way, such as an Obamagate inquiry.

re: KellyAnne Conway - Thank you for doing the in-depth analysis of KellyAnne Conway in the February 13 NewsScope. "Sensitive and empathetic" are not terms I would gravitate to in describing KellyAnne as she presents herself to the public, but putting my personal feelings about her aside, I admire how you focus on the astrological facts as they present themselves and the article was very illuminating. Your political analyses are very helpful in understanding these strange times. Thank you for the great work!

re Emmanuel Macron - Thank you for your, once again, gifted insights. We, your collective audience, are fortunate you found, no, created a space to share your voice.

re: U.S. Scorpio Rising chart - Long time reader of your work (loved Tomorrow's News).I have long used secondary progressions (SP) as part of analyzing charts. However, I wanted to thank you for pointing out the power of lesser discussed SP transits, such as sky transits to SP positions. The USA Scorpio rising chart time and time again proves its merit, especially with the last election cycle. 
  When I look at the USA Scorpio SP chart, transiting Neptune is going conjunct the SP Sun in the 8th house (upheaval, transformation) on March 17th. With the Leo on the USA Scorpio chart's MC, one can only think of the recent headlines regarding the persistence assertions of mistruths coming from the White House, as well as allegations of back channel influence from foreign powers. Within the week transits Sun & Mercury hit the USA Scorpion SP SUN corresponding with more headlines. Further, as you noted, Neptune is crossing the nadir of Trump's relocated Moscow chart! Thanks again for you insights. 

A. Yes, transits to progressions are a very important forecasting tool. To be clear, the U.S. progressed Sun is now at 12º Pisces (not Scorpio), and transiting Neptune will be conjunct this progressed Sun on March 17, as you indicate. However, the progressions fall into the natal houses, so this configuration takes place in the U.S. 4th house of domestic affairs. By the way, due to Neptune's retrograde cycle, this configuration was in play during much of the 2016 election campaign.

re: SuperMoon and Elon Musk - As always i look forward to read your New article every early Monday morning. I was wondering whether you will have time to look into coming New supermoon and Black lilith combination on April 10th of this year !!!! At my age of 70+ i have very little knowledge of this coming phenomenon but may be you can enlighten us all to what to expect from this astrologically. 
  Also in past you mentioned about doing Elon Musk and his ventures to see how successful will be so if you have time and if you feel like doing to educate us, i will be highly appreciative.
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re: Mike Pence - Suggestion: Please take a look at Mike Pence's chart to see if he could become President should Trump exit before his term ends. Perhaps at the August Eclipse.

re: Susan Rice - Just wondered what your thoughts are in regards to the Susan Rice leaks and the Neptune transit - tied to the Scorpio Rising Chart? Does it show any information regarding how many people will be revealed and attached to this crime? 
     I know you are not a fan of Pres. Trump (red herrings comment regarding voter fraud – I live in CA, I beg to differ, Russian connection, nothing has been tied to him – 3 different investigations many months later and the imperial leadership comment – less than (1) year in office). We don’t have to agree politically. I can respect constructive differences of opinion. I look forward to reading your articles and your analysis is always informative. 

re: Trump - When commentators call him the "Mad King", it's so astrologically astute--even though they're oblivious to that. He is so simply manifesting his chart in so many ways. He 's like a beginner's class for aspiring astrology students.

re: Trump - Newscope - well done! Thanks.

re: chart links - My chart has 5 planets conjunct the U.S.'s natal planets and recently I looked at Trump's chart. His progressed Saturn at the MD at 2 degrees Leo is conjunct my natal Mars/Pluto midpoint. Is this an issue?Thank you for a great column!

A. Trump's tenure might feel oppressive at some level, otherwise, it's not an issue unless you actually work for him. Millions of Americans have links to Trump's chart.
re: Trump's Solar Return - Jupiter on his Asc could ensure that he overdoes it--and by "it", I mean "everything". This makes me think about his need for BIG. He exaggerates incessantly. Everything's "HUGE". So his "bigness" is something about which he feels inadequate. Anyway, now this huge bigness exaggeration thing takes center stage. I don't think that it necessarily will be a good thing. He needs a year with Solar Return Saturn on his Asc to small him down some. 

re: Trump's 12th house - I am having trouble locating your post on Trump's troubles with his progressed moon entering his 12th house. I believe it is sometime this month. Will you please help me? As always, I look forward to reading your Monday NewsScope. Your interpretations are brilliant.

A. Here are the most recent pieces on his progressed Moon entering his 12th house: 
May 15, 2017
May 1, 2017
Jan. 30, 2017

re: NBA Finals - I wonder if you are aware that we now have birth certificate times for both LeBron James and Stephen Curry. ABC News did a feature about them, according to AstroDatabank.

A. Thanks for that info. 

re: NBA Finals - I always love the astro-events. But I'm not terribly interested in basketball. Your discussion of what's happening and why is interesting, though. 

re: astro-event #1 - You wrote that the "Best days for romantic outings and adventures are on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th to 10th, 18th, 19th, 23rd and 24th." My niece's art show takes place on June 22nd and 23rd. It sounds like this aspect may help her. But when you say "romantic encounters and adventures", do you mean that adventures in general will be romantic (because more people are involved in relationships than in art)? 

A. This is a Venus indicator. I said romantic, but it surely could be about art. Most definitely.

re: Trump supporters -  I enjoy your analysis but I am dumbstruck that you continue to publish "queries" from Trump supporters armed with the alternative fact narrative. Giving them a platform is ridiculous and takes away from your credibility. The latest is the query regarding the "crimes" of Susan Rice. First, incidental collection of Americans during a counter intelligence investigation is the norm. And it is the prerogative of the NSA, the CIA and the FBI to unmask the names of the Americans as they see fit. There is no crime. Has there be a trial? Unless there has, why are you printing spin and misinformation?
  Similar to the "crimes" of Hillary Clinton. Was there a trial that we missed? It is right wing propaganda that you continually to give air time to and it is getting old. How about just be neutral? And do not give a platform to bs.

A. Unfortunately for those with hard and fast political opinions, NewsScope is read by followers of both the left and right. We all assess what's happening through our political, religious, and culture filters. I try and be as objective as possible in the actual articles. Readers' opinions in this feedback section are their own, not mine.
re: Otto Warmbier - Any insights into Otto Warmbier’s horoscope as it relates to the USA and North Korea? His story has got to be one of the most obscure and heartbreaking I’ve heard, it made me weep for him. His death conjured an emotional reaction in me that caught me by surprise. I want his death to be avenged swiftly, severely, and unequivocally. It’s so unlike me to feel that especially in reference to such a wildcard country like North Korea, but it’s incomprehensible what that boy must have gone through.

re: Otto Warmbier - Even I who try to isolate myself from all pain was moved by the coma Otto Warmbier was brought back in. This was very tragic. And it hurt one's heart. That young man returned to his family like that for something so small. Very vicious what was done to him and totally unnecessary. 

re: health care - Can you give insight into whether it will become law? The irony is that his political base are the folks who will be financially & medically devastated by its passage. Are the Republican congressmen & senators aware of the consequences for themselves at the ballot box? I'm health care - Isn't the dark of the moon, and in this case, (specifically the day before the new moon) the worst time to start or unveil a new project? What does this bode for Trumpcare?

A. Yes, that sounds right. Notice how the plan was developed in secret, which is in accord with the Balsamic Moon phase, the Dark Moon. It doesn't bode well...

re: Trump's 12th house - So well done, again. Progressed Moon in 12th, Trump is showing us all what 'self-undoing' is all about. I know, i have Moon in the 12th. His boat won't stay afloat much longer. 
NewsScope July 3, 2017
By Michael Wolfstar

Trump’s Quintuple Conjunction

Last Thursday President Trump sent a malicious tweet directed at MSNBC news anchor Mika Brzezinski denigrating her appearance: “she was bleeding badly from a facelift!” Politicians and pundits across the political spectrum responded quickly, saying the comment was unbefitting of the presidency. Women in particular were offended, as the media recounted Trump’s innumerable slanderous remarks and sexist behavior. 
Astrologically, the vicious political climate unfolded during a three-planet configuration involving a Mercury-Mars conjunction in defensive Cancer opposite Pluto in patriarchal Capricorn. Challenging Mars-Pluto aspects generally bring intense conflicts and showdowns, and when factoring Mercury in, the animosity gets expressed through words. Another way of looking at this configuration is the activation (Mars) of mental fixations (Mercury-Pluto). Ms. Brzezinski opined in The Washington Post that Trump has an “unhealthy obsession” with her and her co-host, Joe Scarborough.

Two weeks ago, NewsScope looked at Trump’s progressed Moon entering his 12th house, which would likely begin a phase of self-defeating behavior. This two-year passage also energizes his 12th house Pluto and the corresponding obsessive behavior, which is now clearly evident. This month, Trump’s progressed Moon (advancing at one degree per month) will conjoin his progressed Midheaven and Saturn with both at 2º Leo.
This extraordinary progressed triple conjunction (Moon-Midheaven-Saturn) then gets activated by a transiting Sun-Mars conjunction from July 22-25, making a veritable quintuple conjunction. This rare and powerful configuration is highly event-oriented, and may certainly involve erratic, confrontational actions from the Commander-in-Chief. It may also signify increased isolation, and Trump’s personal obsessions sidetracking him from important matters of state. It doesn’t look good…. 
This tri-wheel section shows Trump's natal chart on the inner wheel, surrounded by his progressions and transits, set for July 23, 2017. 
Regulus Activated by the Solar Eclipse

The ancient Babylonians thought that Solar Eclipses were bad omens for kings and rulers, and the portent has held through the ages. When the Sun, signifying the ruler, suddenly goes dark, the eerie sense is that the nation’s leader will similarly suddenly disappear or fall from power. What makes the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse* so fascinating is that it’s conjunct Trump’s Ascendant at 29º Leo.
Alba appears to be far from a vengeful state-of-mind that a prominent Regulus placement might generate. However, last week she made her debut as a judge with fellow actress and natural products celebrity, Gwyneth Paltrow, on Apple’s new TV show “Planet of the Apps”. Apparently she and Gwyneth are getting snippy with each other about their companies’ legitimacy. It seems unlikely that this escalates to the point of collapsing her personal empire. 
Jessica Alba’s* spectacular rise from an award-winning actress to a fabulously wealthy entrepreneur is typical of the empowerment promised by Regulus conjunct the Leo Ascendant. In January 2012 she co-founded The Honest Company, a natural consumer products company. At the time, transiting Pluto was trine her Taurus Sun, which in turn is exactly aligned with the U.S. Scorpio Ascendant. Her 20% ownership of the company is currently worth some $200 million.

That’s significantly down from last year’s valuation when her share was reported by Forbes magazine to be worth $340 million. Transiting Saturn has been opposing Alba’s progressed Midheaven-Venus conjunction as The Honest Company suffered from several lawsuits which claim that some of their products are not made of natural ingredients. Last week, as transiting Uranus entered into a sextile to this progressed Midheaven-Venus, an out-of-court settlement was reached.
Jessica Alba and the Solar Eclipse

Having a late-degree Leo Ascendant presents some potential similarities to Trump, and two currently active celebrities have this placement: Elton John (March 25, 1947; 4:00 pm; Pinner, UK) and Jessica Alba (April 28, 1981; 1:51 pm; Pomona, CA). Elton John is on tour these days, but he did take a break in April and May due to an illness that has dogged him. We’ll have to see if that becomes a major issue.
One of the astrological reasons that Trump has risen to power is that he was born with the royal star Regulus right on his Leo Ascendant. Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars lists some of the qualities associated with Regulus: “the star may give honor but that is short lived”, and most ominously, “the star gives the ability to command and be successful but that any greatness suffers ‘an eclipse’.” 

Regulus often indicates power and success, but the warning most applied to this Royal Star when it’s aligned with natal placements is that the higher the person gets, the more he must guard against revenge, which will prove to be his downfall. Brady writes: “You main gain great power in your chosen field but if you ever stoop to take revenge, then you lose power, position, and standing in the community.”
In Latin, Regulus means “the little king” and is also referred to as “the kingly one”. An example of how Trump manifests his royal nature was uncomfortably televised during his first full cabinet meeting on June 12, when each member took a turn at praising Trump for his greatness. Problematically, he’s become preoccupied with seeking revenge against his detractors in the media, and that leads to a predictable fall from grace triggered by August’s Solar Eclipse.