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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.
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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:
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 mystified.re: 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.
July 3, 2017 - Trump’s Quintuple Conjunction; Regulus and the Solar Eclipse; Jessica Alba.
July 10, 2017 - Trump-Putin Handshake; the Sun-Mars Conjunction; Bugatti Chiron, fastest car ever.
NewsScope for July 17, 2017
By Michael Wolfstar
The UK Horoscope and Brexit
A UK reader asks about Brexit: “What’s to come from now until the official Brexit in March 2019?” Since Theresa May initiated the two-year process of leaving the EU on March 29, 2017, the official British exit is scheduled for March 29, 2019.* The United Kingdom horoscope (January 1, 1801; 12:00 am; London) shows how incredibly complex leaving the EU will be.
re: Brexit - I love reading Newscope every Monday but I have waited so long for an article on Brexit and I don't remember seeing it. We Europeans living in UK are very worried about the UK deal falling short of meeting the EU deal. Please can you do a detailed article on what's to come from now until official Brexit March 2019?
A. That's a good story idea. It's great to take a break from the melodramatic Trump presidency.
re: Bugatti - Thanks for the Bugatti info and the video. Now we know at least how the Germans pronounce the name Chiron. Like... sheer'-own' ....I'm starting to save up my $3 million today.
Natally, the Capricorn Sun represents the patriarchal government and, in the 4th house, its strong affiliation with land ownership. The Sun resonates strongly with Saturn in Leo, both by aspect (the trioctile or 135º aspect), and by mutual reception (Saturn is in the Sun’s sign, and vice versa). Saturn’s placement in the 11th house of the legislative body represents Parliament, with its members generally coming from the ruling class.
Like England’s 1066 chart, with its Capricorn Sun trine Saturn, the UK is fundamentally built on male domination. However, the 1801 UK chart features the Cancer Moon in the 10th house of leadership, which reflects the important roles that women have played, starting with Queen Victoria, and including Queen Elizabeth, PM Margaret Thatcher, and the current PM, Theresa May. The elevated Moon also represents the powerful voice of the people in determining the nation’s direction -- unlike the 1066 chart where the Moon was hidden away in the 12th house.
With Libra Rising, and the ruling planet Venus in egalitarian, group-minded Aquarius, the modern incarnation of the UK has a healthy legal system and an interest in creating friendly, balanced associations. However, Venus is part of a Fixed Grand Cross, so these associations go through jarring restructuring episodes. Internally, this equates to the separatist inclinations of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Externally, this has manifested as the partnering with, and decoupling from, the European Union.
Also in 2020, we have the epic Saturn-Pluto conjunction at 20º Capricorn, which promises to restructure governments across our global village. This Saturn-Pluto duo tends to encourage conservative policies and extreme nationalism. It underscores the sentiment of the UK leaving an international organization, but will also likely induce Scotland to become more independent. In the short term, watch for some dramatic developments when the Lunar Eclipse on August 7 aligns with the UK’s progressed Mercury.
Astrologically, the Repeal Bill arrives as the UK Mars is being dynamically challenged by a square from the progressed Midheaven. Naturally, the opposition parties are not happy with this government plan, which the Scottish government has called an “executive power grab”. And then Pluto is often associated with complex processes. Its opposition to the tribal Moon in Cancer over the next two years will make Brexit an intensely fought, convoluted undertaking.
On the plus side, the UK’s progressed Sun and Jupiter are meeting up in the sovereign sign of Leo in August 2020. By March 2019, when Brexit becomes official, the progressed Sun and Jupiter will be within one degree of the conjunction, as a growing sense of independence and optimism takes over. The break from the EU is signified by the progressed Sun-Jupiter being exactly octile (45º or semi-square) to progressed Uranus, sometimes known as the “divorce planet”.
Brexit: The Henry VIII Clauses
The Repeal Bill introduced last week proposes to copy and paste some 12,000 EU regulations into domestic UK law. This will ensure a smooth transition immediately after Brexit. However, hundreds of measures will need to be rewritten over the following years to make sure that everything runs properly. Citing a 1539 Proclamation issued by Henry VIII, the government is planning to make these changes by ministerial directive.*
Soft or Hard Brexit?
Many astrologers have commented about Pluto’s transit** through the UK’s 4th house. Predictions have included a fundamental change in the form of governing, dramatic changes of leadership, the end of the monarchy, and the rise of domestic terrorism. On June 23, 2016, when the referendum to leave the EU was passed, transiting Pluto was within three degrees of opposing the natal Moon. The people had spoken.
In mid-April, 2017, Pluto turned retrograde at 19º Capricorn while forming an exact opposition to the natal Moon. This was when the difficult legislative process was being put together. Last Thursday (July 13), the official withdrawal bill was introduced in Parliament, kicking off an intensely controversial management task. To see how much conflict is being engendered by this act, consider the conditions around natal Mars.
Mars in financially solid Taurus is the ruler of the 7th house of partners. Located in the 8th house of shared assets, Mars represents the UK’s economic partnership with the EU as well as its internal financial arrangements with Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Being in tenacious Taurus, the financial bonds can be extremely tight and enduring. However, Mars is part of the Fixed Grand Cross, so when tensions arise, the actual separation can be traumatic, and even violent.
In somewhat parallel circumstances, in 1919 when transiting Pluto was in Cancer and opposing the UK Sun, the IRA began their separatist campaign. Irish Independence was declared on December 6, 1922 when the progressed Midheaven was exactly opposite Mars. The progressed Midheaven represents the nation’s evolving status, and has advanced 90º since the Irish formed their own nation. It’s now at 11º41’ Aquarius, and only 0º04’ from forming the hard square to natal Mars.