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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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Like fractals, progressions have similar shapes at different scales of time. They are clearer symbols of forthcoming events than transits. Why don't more astrologers use them? Get the scoop
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Lilith
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. The Solar Eclipse on the 5th in Capricorn takes place just as Uranus is turning direct, marking a clear ending and new beginning on many levels. Those with natal planets at 15º Capricorn (+/-3º) or in the other cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra) will be most dramatically influenced. Look to begin a new professional role at work or in business, letting go of old patterns. Disruptions in family dynamics usher in a new generation of lifestyles, needs, and dreams. 

2. Saturn opposes the U.S. Sun on the 16th, bringing a major challenge to U.S. leadership. The Sun in the national chart represents not only the Commander in Chief, but any individual or entity in a leadership role. Saturn brings a governance problem, which has manifested as 17 major investigations into Trump, and the partial shutdown of the government itself. Also, Trump has an historic absence of appointees to key government departments and ambassadorships to other countries. 

3. Jupiter trioctiles Uranus on the 9th and squares Neptune on the 13th, demarcating an expansive, volatile influence from the 5th to 19th. In other words, Jupiter is activating the long-term octile between Uranus and Neptune, which blows up the extreme partisan politics that have divided the country since 2016 when the first Uranus-Neptune octile occurred. Expect major political confrontations, misinformation campaigns, and tremendous moral outrage. Advisedly, don’t act without knowing the truth. Early dreamers emerge for the 2020 election.

4. The Lunar Eclipse on the 21st takes place just after midnight in the nation’s capital, with the eclipsed Leo Moon right on the Midheaven where it squares Uranus in the 7th house. And with Mars squaring Saturn, expect extreme hardball actions in business and politics. Mueller (a Leo) may be forced out, or his conclusions air with dramatic implications. Leo women shine. The events taking place at this time resonate with the next presidential election, since the Sun in Aquarius here is in the same place as the epic Jupiter-Saturn conjunction of November 2020. 

5. The Sun octiles (45º) Venus on February 2, but this romantic, engaging influence can be felt from the 23rd through month’s end. It represents a soft counterpoint to the harsh celestial vibes coming before the 23rd. Over the next ten days or so, make amends to those you love and rely on, find common ground, and a shared vision. In business and politics, women take on more leadership responsibilities, especially those with recognized bridge-building skills. 
Joan Quigley and the Part of Fortune
See how Fortuna set her role and the dramatic revelations around her historic book here
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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Financial Astrology
Vesta as an indicator in the NYSE and US charts describes market trends.
​A strong correlation between the cyclical nature of the stock market and astrology as the study of cycles has spurred many on in hopes of “cracking the code”. read