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Does the U.S. really have Scorpio Rising?
How does an advocate of the Sibly chart tell the difference between a Sagittarius Ascendant and the Sun in the 9th house, or a Sun-Jupiter conjunction trine the Ascendant? Why would an advocate of a Gemini 
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the Dark Goddess
Mystical, autonomous, extreme, highly sexual, and exceptionally creative, Black Moon Lilith represents the soul's truth and is a major astrological player in personal and geopolitical charts. NeptuneCafe now has five pages on Lilith. You can preview or link directly to each by going to the Lilith Front Page
Visit the Astrology of Lilith for interpretive clues, or Lilith Profiles for descriptions of Lilith in each sign.
Saturn in Capricorn - what astrologers are saying about this important passage, which will be in effect from Dec. 21, 2017 until Dec. 17, 2020.... read
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Donna Cunningham on Saturn-Pluto  Now that Saturn is in Sagittarius, it's challenging an entire generation - those born with Pluto in Virgo. There's three articles in this well-written series. 
Start here: part 1 then part 2 and part 3
In the industrialized world, why is the U.S. the most violent nation?
The Scorpio Rising chart uniquely explains this tendency, especially when considering the problem as a health issue. The 6th and 12th houses are coming under increased stress. more
1. Mars conjoins Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn this month. Ordinarily, astrologers would consider this a constructive phase, especially for business and political policies – anywhere steady growth toward building a better future may manifest by setting realistic goals. However, Mars will turn retrograde in late June and then backtrack through Capricorn, forcing some adjustments, reappraisals, and abandoning of projects that were poorly thought out. 

2. and 3. Mercury turns direct on the 15th, the same day as the New Moon in Aries. These concurrent astro-events both symbolize a new beginning. Mercury turning direct in fiery Aries may bring some impulsive action that is on target. With Mercury’s octile (45º) to Venus, financial paperwork is being finalized (taxes), and romantic interests may be re-kindled. The New Moon conjoins Uranus, presenting an exciting and/or crisis-oriented environment, especially for those with prominent planets or angles in late Aries or the other cardinal signs. Expect the 15th through 18th to bring dramatic, fast-paced action, especially on the national scene.

4. Chiron enters Aries on the 17th for the first time in 50 years. The Wounded Healer archetype in action-oriented Aries can express itself as crippling self-doubt, or the opposite, an extraordinary toughness and combative spirit. In the mind-body alternative health community, self-esteem issues and physical well-being take on more importance. This is a good time to begin an exercise regimen, see a chiropractor, acupuncturist, or get a massage. 
      Politically, expect surprising incidents of violence to shape the national agenda. Recall that Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated only four days after Chiron last entered Aries on April 1, 1968. Rioting and civil rights legislation quickly followed. Also, university students began protesting the Vietnam War, which correlates to Chiron entering Aries while in the U.S. 5th house of youth (uniquely true in the Scorpio Rising U.S. chart). We’re seeing a parallel movement this time around, with students gathering to support sensible gun control laws.

5. Saturn and Pluto turn retrograde on the 17th and 22nd, emphasizing their closeness in Capricorn, and by declination as well. On January 12, 2020, these two will unite at 22º Capricorn, and from now through then they are shaping large-scale geopolitical trends such as the return of nationalism, authoritarianism, and political conservatism. Saturn and Pluto began their dance together back in 2016 when they were parallel by declination, which is equivalent to a conjunction. Trump’s election was an early sign of the nationalist wave, and we can expect some significant nationalist policies to begin as Saturn and Pluto turn retrograde, both in the U.S. and around our global village.
Joan Quigley and the Part of Fortune
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Astrology in the White House!

Steven Forrest discusses Trump's surprising victory in terms of Pluto in Capricorn. Fear of the future, an inability to adapt to change, and more
 The Shadow Side of Conservatism
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April 2018

The Morning Star King
Kim Jong Un's mother referred to him as The Morning Star King, which gives us a great starting point in rectifying his 
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