re: Colbert - I love Stephen Colbert! In his case, we can see how Saturn rewards hard work. You get what you deserve with Saturn. What he started 14 years ago has reached full flower and will now transition into something new.
re: America's plutocracy - I especially love your last line in the "Rise of America's Plutocracy" post. Yes, that and more. At least a few of us have noticed... It looks like the April 15 "Blood Moon" will be one degree off of both my Sun in Aries, and Moon in Libra. I'm thinking about staying "under the covers," but that doesn't seem to be what your advice is.
re: America's plutocracy - It's turning out more Brave New World than 1984 in some ways... I am constantly shocked by how much pharma my American friends ingest... and it's happening here too in the UK. The only thing that has put the brakes on it is the NHS, and that's not for a good reason, but simply because the government is cheapskate.... Yes -- Pluto is winning the Uranus-Pluto square at the moment...
re: Russia - I like the chart you have for Russia on Neptune Cafe website! I am going to use it for a talk I am giving in September for a local astrology group and will give you credit for the chart. Keep up your great work!
A. Thanks... The source for this data is from Charles Harvey's Anima Mundi and my correspondent in Moscow, astrologer Boris Izraitel. Campion notes this chart as one of many possibilities.
re: MH370 - Excellent read. A beautiful mind...
re: MH370 - A psychic said that the plane was hidden in brush. Does that sound logical to you? Thank you for your sharing of your knowledge.
re: MH370 - Just wanted to share a few comments & questions about the current mystery regarding the missing plane from some fellow astrologers. Like you, we feel that hidden hands set this in motion and that the plane is most likely not in the ocean but landed & hidden for now in another country pending some future action. We have been following the moon in the departure chart to watch the revelations & false starts to current hunt in south Indian sea under the recent Scorpio moon 12th house of that chart then into Sag... high hopes dashed back to square one for the hunt.
So our questions to you... when do you think the world will start searching on land... who do you think will solve this & how long do you feel this could drag on.. lastly we feel not so good about the outcome for the passengers long term... do you agree?
A. The technique of making forecasts about developments in the case based on the transits to the Departure chart is solid. For example, the last communication at 1:30 am happened as the Moon in Gemini reached the Descendant. I suspect transiting Saturn's square to Mercury relates to bad news about the prospects.
re: Grace and Nicole - Sorry to say Wolfstar but you are DEAD WRONG about Nicole Kidman not possessing the “depth of feeling and smoldering sexuality” of Grace Kelly. As a graduate of the performing arts (in acting) with three degrees in both film and theater, it is painfully obvious to me that you have not seen all of Ms. Kidman’s films nor her performances on the stage. If you had, you would never have made such a BLUNDERING STATEMENT!
re: Grace and Nicole - Even though Nicole Kidman does have a Scorpio rising, its her Gemini Sun which I feel more, so I agree she doesn't have that deeper sensual vibe thing going on like Grace did.
re: Mars Rx and war - Is Mars Rx a classic signature for war? I've read that in a few places. Here's one of them: " The Grand Cross in March and April of 2014 is especially violent in nature because Mars is retrograde in Libra, a classical astrological sign of war." Also, Lynn Koiner says that whoever initiates war under Mars retro will lose. And that includes litigation. I always thought that was interesting: " In an international war, whoever fires first will automatically lose or ultimately withdraw".
A. Yes, starting a conflict when Mars is Rx doesn't bode well, agreed. But I don't see it as an indicator for war. Don't forget that Mars goes through a retrograde cycle every two years. The major wars generally correspond to hard aspects between the outer planets. So the hard aspects Mars makes during the Grand Cross is another story, and that may surely lead to some open conflicts.
re: AthenaHealth - What a fantastic segment. Lovely. And it's very encouraging, which is a refreshing change.
re: Marianne Williamson - Since I recently relocated for good in Rīga, being of dual citizenship and in retirement, I had not heard of Ms Williamson's foray into politics! As always, appreciate your nuanced and yet objective way of doing a reading. Having read a lot of New Age authors, possibly starting with numerous writings by Williamson, I'll be anticipating paying attention to summer developments. It's sort of like a grand experiment, to see if self-actualization translates, somewhat literally, into earthly success...and in politics. Also appreciate the tape with the Oprah interview.
It might just have hit the right note with me, as I return to the land of my birth. Only 1/3 of those exiled by WWII have done so, I recently heard on a Latvian current events channel. That's more than I presumed would return. And certainly, not growing up in a Latvian-American community, I hardly thought that I'd be returning. That's why Williamson's own vision, as you've captured it, is of such interest to me. Seems to point to a Providence, you know? Thanks for an illuminating article.
re: Amanda Knox - Another great Newscope this week; in particular I appreciate the update, and the previous in-depth analysis, of Amanda Knox as I've been following her story from the evolutionary astrology perspective since the beginning. Such hard lessons to be learned in a big way, and she always looks so wounded and scared. Keep up the awesome work! You're a blessing to many :)
re: Marianne Williamson - What's the source for her birth time?
A. Unless otherwise stated, all data is rated A or AA from AstroDataBank:
Winter Olympics - What with all the political unrest in the world, and certainly also around Sochi … how safe will it really be? Some believe that the perimeter is being “sealed/protected” very well, but that just outside this “ring of protection“ is where terrorist activity might take place. What do the stars have to say?
Chiron - I want to thank you for your comments on Jeff Bezos, and Chiron in your January 13th column. My brother was born on November 24, 1963 less than 2 days following JFK's assassination. About 7 days after my brother's 50th birthday, he suddenly and unexpectedly lost his eyesight in both eyes to cataracts. Jeff Bezos and my brother were born seven weeks apart from each other, and both of them had transiting Chiron within one degree of their natal Chirons when they experienced their respective sudden and unexpected health issues! My gratitude for all your fine service.
re: UR-PL square - I have been keeping a diary of the hits of the Uranus Pluto square and especially when it forms a cross with personal planets and during January, July, October, etc. It has indeed been wreaking havoc in millions of people’s lives. As far as our current Economy goes, I think you are right when you say that the Cancer Jupiter and Scorpio Saturn are supporting or upholding our current Markets and Business situation. However, when Jupiter goes into Leo and Squares Scorpio I think Business as usual and the Overinflated Market will begin to DEFLATE like a punctured Balloon. By the end of Obama’s Lame Duck Term, we may indeed go into another unwanted RECESSION. That is my take on all this. What do you think?
re: your writing - Your work, your writing seems very Virgo: very clear, very precise. You are also a fine writer, such a rare thing. But you feel that magic and it is there in your work if someone is subtle enough to notice it. Astrology is very lucky to have you: someone with so much integrity, precision, professionalism and someone who transmits that magic, although I suspect that is done unwittingly.
A. Thank-you. My Mercury is in Virgo. Much of the credit for having grammatically correct copy every week goes to my proofreader, Kathie Hornyak. She has four planets in Virgo, including her Sun, which makes her a stickler when it comes to using the right word or phrase.
re: Political Astrology - I recently mentioned your book "Political Astrology" on an astrology e-mail list. Unfortunately, your book is not only out of print, the copies that are available are ridiculously priced, one going for over $2000!
A. A revised edition would be better than a re-print since there's so much to add or rewrite. However, it's not a task I have time for at the moment. You can find copies at amazon for around $520. see amazon.com/Political-Astrology
re: market collapse - Remember that Saturn and Pluto are in mutual reception, so nothing dramatic will happen!!!