re: astrology rising - Actually, I don't "believe" in Astrology! I tell people: "It is not a Religion. It is not something to 'believe' in." It is simply Plane Geometry -- the study of repetitive geometrical patterns. Particular patterns will repeat themselves, often with the same results. That is where we, Astrologers, get our predictions from.
re: America's plutocracy - I'm struck by the sudden blockbuster best seller "Capital in the 21st Century" by Thomas Piketty. As an exposition of our current economic situation and trending direction, could this book be major force for change?
re: Susan Miller - Interesting to see Susan's chart. I used to work for her, and have met her in person as well a couple of times. Yes, she is one of the hardest working astrologers out there. She told me that she has a keen interest in how words work together, and she had very definite views of how to craft a sentence. For example, she also said to never use 'ing' in a sentence
re: Susan Miller - It's really incredible that this nice woman Mrs. Miller sells such a crappy version of astrology work. The way Gemini Ascendants are able to reach multitudes is really astonishing. They don't see any contradiction in what they say and do, God bless them ...
re: Wal-Mart - Thanks so much for all you do. I especially enjoyed the Wal-Mart story. Wal-Mart is a major contemporary symbol of the US psychic landscape, at least for the common people of the US. I note the perfect conjunction between Wal-Mart's natal Mars and the USA's natal Pluto (and ruling planet). What do you think of that?
A. Yes, that's a major connection. The U.S. Pluto, the nation's ruling planet, describes the power of corporate America, and Wal-Mart is a major manifestation of that, a corporate warrior, if you will.
re: Wal-Mart - Wal-Mart's Saturn is also being eclipsed by the Solar Eclipse on the 28th. And its opposing its Sun as well. I don't think eclipses to Saturn are viewed as beneficial.
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.
"The natal chart is like a seed and progressions are the unfolding in time of that into the plant it is to become. Transits, are like a daily weather report. In political astrology, these three factors have to be taken into account!"
July 1, 2013 - The astrology of gold prices, July's top five astro-events, and Paula Deen's fall from grace.
July 8, 2013 - Egypt in chaos; U.S. progressed Moon cycle Part 2; Chris Meledandri,Despicable Me
July 15, 2013 - The season of accidents and disasters, Malala Yousafzai at the UN, Randy Travis's demons.
July 22, 2013 - The tech revolution, Iran's president elect Hassan Rouhani, Cory Monteith's other woman
July 29, 2013 - Brtitish succession, August's top five astro-events, Amanda Bynes' troubled Moon
Aug. 5, 2013 - Snowden's chart relocated, Facebook's stunning earnings, Simon Cowell - why so mean?
Aug. 12, 2013 - Jeff Bezos buys the Washington Post, Gov't Shutdown Looms, Major League Baseball.
Aug. 19, 2013 - Sept's top five astro-events, Gov't Shutdown Looms, Major League Baseball.
Aug. 26, 2013 - War and Aldebaran-Antares, Nasdaq halts, Bradley Manning's Sun-Saturn-Uranus.
Sept. 2, 2013 - The Middle East Mandate, Kim Jong Un executes his ex-girlfriend, Miley Cyrus twerks.
Sept. 9, 2013 - Obama pushing Syria, the Golden Age of spying, Dennis Rodman in North Korea.
Sept. 16, 2013 - Diana Nyad's epic swim; the Gates Foundation, Google co-founder Sergey Brin.
Sept. 23, 2013 - Rouhani's charm offensive; October's top five astro-events; hiccup girl Jennifer Mee.
Sept. 30, 2013 - Ted Cruz fights Obamacare, IPCC's wake-up call, Chris Hemsworth stars in Rush.
Oct. 7, 2013 - Government shutdown; The Republican Party Split; Ronn Farrow and Ol' Blue Eyes
Oct. 14, 2013 - The Pallas-Fomalhaut connection, Fomalhaut in presidents' charts, Sandra Bullock
March 3, 2014 - Ukraine's 12th house; Putin's stars; Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sirius, Grand Cross.
March 10, 2014 - Tracking Mars and Pluto; Obama's Part of Fortune; Grace Kelly and Nicole Kidman.
March 17, 2014 - Charting Flight MH370; East Turkestan separatists; Nicole Kidman, Part 2.
March 24, 2014 - The pilot of MH370; April's Top Five Astro-Events; Shailene Woodley stars in Divergent.
March 31, 2014 - Henry Waxman vs. Big Pharma; conscious uncoupling; Russell Crowe as Noah.
April 7, 2014 - The rise of America's Plutocracy; the first of four "Blood Moons"; Anja Niedringhaus.
April 14, 2014 - Russia flexes its muscles; Wal-Mart goes organic; Stephen Colbert.
April 21, 2014 - Astrology rising; "you don't believe in astrology, do you?"; Susan Miller, pop astrologer.
April 28, 2014 - The U.S. progressed Mars; May's top five; DWTS's Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy.
May 5, 2014 - Obama relocated to Kiev, the tech sector's swoon, NBA owner Donald Sterling banned.
May 12, 2014 - Mars turns direct on May 19; Rob Ford, mayor of Crazy Town; George Clooney to marry.
May 19, 2014 - Narendra Modi, India's new Prime Minister; Hillary Clinton's double whammy; Beyonce.
May 26, 2014 - Pope Franics in the Middle East; June's top five astro-events; the Lindy Hop Revival.
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: AthenaHealth - What a fantastic segment. Lovely. And it's very encouraging, which is a refreshing change.
re: Marianne Williamson - What's the source for her birth time?
A. Unless otherwise stated, all data is rated A or AA from AstroDataBank:
re: Germany - I have six different charts for the German nation--including the Weimer Republic and the Reunification. Have you worked with the German chart? What chart do you recommend?
re: Elizabeth Warren - Glad you brought up Elizabeth Warren and her possible presidential run but really, do you have to join the Anybody But Hillary Bandwagon? I have yet to understand the hostility which both right and left wing pundits seem to hold towards her. It is not a product of her political actions but seems personal and malicious. I know of no other politician who has such critical, and pointless, scrutiny of her every action. You could at least try to maintain a veneer of civility towards her.
re: Elizabeth Warren - You didn't mention how much of a damned LIAR Elizabeth Warren is and how she lied to get freebies by saying she is a Cherokee.... It has been proven that her ancestors actually helped to massacre the native americans.... i really wish you would be a little more fair and stop showing your desire for socialism to destroy the country.
re: First Trade charts -I know you have written some things about first trade charts in your NewsScope column, but they seem contradictory. For YHOO you use 9:30 AM even though Michael Munkasey's Companies Database has 9:48 AM. For FB you used 11:30 AM. For BIDU you used 11:40 AM. Do you mostly use the actual time of the trade? Why one instead of the other? Have you tried researching the issue with many stocks? The problem with making predictions with FT charts is their complexity. Not only do you have to look at the natal chart, but both the P2 and P3 charts.
A.Your observations on FT charts are on target. I've been studying these charts for at least three years, but not until I got Munkasey's database did I realize that so many FTs are not set for 9:30 am. I analyzed YHOO and wrote about before I got his database, but have been using 9:48 since then. It's a real challenge to understand how the transits and P2 and P3 charts interact, but worth the effort. When the same message appears on all three levels, you get a strong indication of a big move and the direction.
re: Hillary and Neptune - You wrote about the physically weakening influence of Hillary's upcoming Neptune transits, but isn't it the case that Americans do kinda like Neptunian leaders? Isn't it also the case that she can come across as being too tyrannical? Couldn't Neptune softening her be a benefit...make her more appealing?
A. Yes, Neptune softens, and may have other effects. A prominent Neptune may be associated with deception, poor advice from her lieutenants, misinformation, and most likely, promising more than she can keep.
re: Donald Sterling - Your evaluation of Donald Sterling is outstanding. I live here in Southern California and have been glued to the coverage of Sterling and the Clippers since the news broke. Underscoring the generational and cultural impacts of Sterling’s Pluto in Cancer era makes the analysis more meaningful. We can we can “see” Sterling through his own historical lens and thus comprehend the origins of his belief system more readily. Too many astrologers neglect the importance of this.
re: Obama relocated - Your analysis of Obama’s relocated Kiev chart coupled with what an ACG map can and cannot reveal is spot on. You’ve made a clear and convincing case as to why we need to use rely on both techniques for a more accurate assessment. This week’s column is one of your best ever.
June 2, 2014 - Pluto opp the U.S. Sun; overhauling the Vets Admin; Steve Ballmer and the Clippers.
June 9, 2014 - Mars in the danger zone; Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko; JG's "The Fault in our Stars"
June 16, 2014 - ISIS seeks world domination, Eric Cantor's defeat; Subtext in Angelina Jolie's Maleficent
June 23, 2014 - World Refugee Day, July's top five astro-events; Howard Schultz, coffee King.
June 30, 2014 - The U.S. plutocracy; Uranus in U.S. 6th house; Jurgen Klinsmann, U.S. soccer.
July 7, 2014 - Lilith on the U.S. MC; Elizabeth Warren's rising star; Kim Kardashian, #1 trendsetter.
July 21, 2014 - Global hotspots heat up, is Malaysian Airlines cursed? the Planet of the Apes.
NewsScope for July 28, 2014
By Michael Wolfstar
Three Air Disasters, Coincidence?
A reader asks, “The newspaper headline is calling the third aircraft tragedy in recent days (the Algerian Airlines crash) a coincidence. What does astrology say about the air disasters?” Yes, the other two -- a TransAsia Airways plane crashing in stormy weather and the downing of Malaysia Flight MH17 – all seem unrelated, and industry experts can find no common theme.
Astrologers often associate Uranus with innovative technology, and we know that Uranus just turned retrograde while forming a challenging aspect to Saturn. But why specifically airlines, and why now? The First Flight chart (FF), set for when the Wright brother first flew a flying machine (December 17, 1903; 10:35 am; Kitty Hawk, NC), tells the story. With Aquarius rising and a Sun-Uranus conjunction in adventurous Sagittarius, the association of Uranus with the air industry is confirmed.
By secondary progression, the FF Sun is now at 16º Aries, in exactly the same degree as where Uranus’s retrograde station last week. This alone might indicate one of the worst clusters of disasters in aviation history, but Black Moon Lilith adds another stark factor. Natally, Lilith is located at
15º Aquarius near the Aquarius Ascendant. Lilith’s square to Ceres can be connected with loss of life. Last week, transiting Black Moon Lilith was at 15º Leo, exactly opposite natal Lilith.
Lilith is now past the opposition and Uranus is moving away from its station, but that doesn’t mean the string of air tragedies is over. Transiting Uranus makes its exact conjunction with the FF progressed Sun on August 23. And another dangerous alignment can be seen in a progressed Moon-Uranus conjunction, which is exact on August 20. These indicators tell us that the coming month holds the likelihood of more “unrelated” disasters.
August’s Top Five Astro-Events
1. Mars is in single-minded Scorpio all month, adding ambition, consistency, stamina and toughness in all actions. Watch out for obsessive behavior and self-destructive impulses, but with a worthy goal in sight, much can be accomplished. On the 9th, Mars activates the April 28 Solar Eclipse in Taurus, an eventful date likely to bring significant historical developments for the U.S and in geopolitical hotspots.
2. Neptune is trioctile (135º) the North Node in Libra on the 8th, but is a month-long influence bringing seemingly fateful connections with other people. This combination may heighten your intuition, especially concerning whether associates are secretly in your camp or against your interests. Pay attention to synchronicities involving people’s names for clues into your own spiritual and psychological development.
3. The Full Moon in Aquarius on the 10th is especially challenging since the Sun conjoins Black Moon Lilith in Leo and both square Saturn in Scorpio. Creative juices may be flowing under this Full Moon, along with a healthy independence and pride in one’s work. The contrary may also be true: following the crowd brings a sense of belonging and camaraderie, but leaves one feeling unfulfilled. Find the balance.
4. Jupiter forms a quincunx (150º) to Neptune on the 15th, an ethereal connection most noticeable from the 10th to 18th. With Jupiter in Leo now, this combination can bring big dreams – just be sure they’re grounded in reality. Mystic experiences and the meaning of life may come to some seekers, since Jupiter-Neptune fosters spiritual, religious, and harmonious connections with the universe. Religious crackpots may also proliferate.
5. A Mars-Saturn conjunction on the 25th combines the relentless energy and drive of Mars with the authoritative, domineering power of Saturn. These antithetical archetypes create plenty of friction in personal, social and geopolitical interactions, but also hold the possibility of breakthroughs. Mars-Saturn squares Venus and Lilith, adding intense sexual dynamics to close relationships. This important astro-event coincides with the New Moon, and may bring a new start for many.
Is Charlize Theron Engaged?
A-list actor Charlize Theron was photographed last week at the Los Angeles Airport wearing a diamond ring on her left ring finger, fueling rumors that she is now engaged to boyfriend Sean Penn*. Representatives for both actors denied that they are engaged. They’re currently working on a film project together in South Africa called The Last Face in which she stars and he directs.
Charlize Theron was born during the New Moon in Leo (August 7, 1975; Benoni, South Africa; time unknown) which trines cinematic Neptune. She’s described how she becomes obsessed with being the character she’s portraying in a film, which evokes Pluto. We don’t have a birth time for her, but transformative Pluto is probably angular or ruling a Scorpio Ascendant. It fits the major physical and psychological changes she went through during her Oscar-winning performance in Monster.
With Venus in Virgo, she’s reliable, faithful, and helpful when she’s in a relationship. Her Venus squares Neptune which tends to fantasize about true love and finding the perfect partner. Challenging Venus-Neptune aspects add a magical, creative element to romance, but can severely disappoint through betrayal or discovering some hidden character flaw. Venus in Virgo is a perfectionist.
Her Juno conjoins Saturn, a signature for making a solid, long-term partnership. Juno-Saturn people believe in the institution of marriage, and it becomes a life goal to create and sustain a healthy union. However, in Charlize’s case, her Juno-Saturn squares a highly idealistic, progressive Jupiter-Uranus opposition. She’s stated that she won’t get married until same-sex marriage is legal in the United States. However, by secondary progression, her Juno is at 13º Leo and nearly conjunct her Sun. The Juno archetype is moving into her life.
* This relationship from Sean Penn’s perspective is described here.