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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.
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re: the Queen - Will the Queen stop being the Queen? If Regulus applies to anyone on the entire planet, wouldn't the Solar Eclipse to it affect an actual queen of all people? You talked about "royals"--actual and otherwise. That's what got me wondering. She is right up there at the top of the list of "royals".
re: Mexico - I am a novice in astrology but, I really enjoy your analysis. Do you know of any reliable chart for Mexico as a country? As you probably know we are facing difficult times here.
I haven't looked at Mexico's chart in some time, but perhaps it's time to do so.
re: Trump - Yes, it is good to "take a break from the melodramatic Trump Presidency." I'm tuning him out more and more.
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.
re: Scaramucci's Nodes - You wrote: "Scaramucci’s Mercury is also in Capricorn and conjunct the Moon’s South Node, indicating that his new job is karmic, something that was meant to be." I've always read that the South Node shows you where you've been (and so, you feel very comfortable and familiar there), and the North Node shows you where you need to be going--THAT is your destiny.
A. Mercury is a weight on his past, showing talents as well as problem areas. His North Node is ruled by the Moon, which is in Libra and squares his Mercury. He'll regret losing his wife because equitable partnership is his higher destiny, but the ambitious Mercury in Capricorn is overwhelming.
re: Jane Austin - Thank you so much for such varied and interesting content. Especially the Jane Austen bio. I have always resented her kow-towing attitude towards men, now I know she was a victim of her time.
re: Eclipses - Does an eclipse really make huge chnges when closely touching someone's chart?
re: Uranus-Neptune - Will you ever cover the flat earth movement? According to independent research the Earth seems to be flat like the Ancients said. The heliocentric model is just a model and unproven. Try "flat earth" on google and see for yourself. It's disturbing. I believe it's the Uranus Neptune Cycle developing with the added notion that Neptune is in Pisces, so we are sensible to deceptions and frauds. Also something regarding religions and science and the clashing of the two, while accepted science has become a religion and unscientific.
re: Eclipses - What are your thoughts on solar eclipse? i see Mars triggers it 9/3. I am concerned. I read an article about Hawaii preparing for possible nuclear attack by North Korea. Also saw their latest ballistic missile launch is able to reach west USA and maybe further. Is this simply fear mongering or is this a justifiable concern!?!
A. I've written many times about the potential military conflict with North Korea - check recent archives. It is a matter of concern... Trump's besieged, and he may use a conflict with North Korea to distract from the FBI investigation into his Russian connections. Or, another way to see it is that Kim Jong Il is insane and needs to be reigned in, and Trump is the one who could do it....
re: Trump - Some reporters on CNN say that their inside contacts talk about how Trump is really panicking now about the investigation because it's looking at his personal finances.
You've said that the last time his Progressed Moon moved through his 12th house, the casino thing happened--essentially, his financial house of cards collapsed. Is it safe to conclude that this is where it appears to be heading? It's disturbing and fascinating all at the same time.
A. Now that Mueller has impaneled a grand Jury, trump's taxes will be inspected. The announcement came as transiting Sun and Mars were right on Trump's 12th house Pluto, which suggests the evidence they are tracking. Pluto here may be associated with illegal racketeering, ie., getting funding from foreign or illegal sources. It should get clearer when Trump's progressed Moon arrives at his natal Pluto in January 2018.
re: the Mooch - Zingo! You may be psychic as well as being an awesome astrologer!
re: the Mooch - Wow! We both saw the same thing--Scaramucci not lasting that long. I had commented about it to my husband 2 days before he was fired. BUT, I NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD BE ONLY 11 DAYS!!! I had thought/guessed around 6 months.
A. Scaramucci's potty mouth got him in trouble, reflecting the downside of Mercury conjunct his South Node.
re: women in tech - I hope you will deal with the Google engineer being fired for his screed on how women aren't suited for leadership or tech jobs. I noticed that Google fired him on the lunar eclipse day. I had read that one of the things that eclipses do is to bring hidden things to light.
It's certainly true that tech is a place for men who believe in the supremacy of men. It has not helped that tech has a collection of white men dug into this belief, but also men from other cultures who think it is an insult to report to a female manager or believe women can lead, although they may be okay to be around to do clean up work.
The Google engineer that got fired went to Harvard, and it also came to light that his professors had to write a public apology for him when he did a skit in class that implied that great male scientist only rely on women to give them sex as they work their way to greatness. A lot of news outlets didn't report that find.
Anyhow, eclipses bringing the dark side to light, here we have a woman-hater who has a history of stunts, and a president who supports Nazis and white terrorists who come out into the light as if it's "both sides" in fairness.
A. Another way to look at this is about the current Lilith-Saturn conjunction, as I wrote in August's astro-event #5: "Patriarchal worldviews clash with the rising Goddess energy."
re: data - Astrodatabank now has a BC time of 8:58 AM for Kellyanne Conway. Her Moon is exactly trine Pluto, Pisces is rising, and Jupiter is exactly on the Placidus 6th house cusp .Astrodatabank also has a BC time of 12:23 PM for Christie.
A. Good to know, thanks!
re: Trump’s Mars return - I've been wondering about Trump's impending Mars Return (on the heels of the eclipse). Hmm...What can you make of this? Anything?
re: opioid crisis - With opioid drug deaths on the rise, how is this reflected in the U.S. progressed natal chart or current transits of our outer planets, etc. Just curious about your take on this.
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NewsScope for September 11, 2017
By Michael Wolfstar
Neptune Conjoins the U.S. Progressed Sun
Americans are collectively under the spell of a rare astrological alignment, one that has never happened before in U.S. history: transiting Neptune’s conjunction with the progressed U.S. Sun. If we consider the progressed Sun to represent the U.S. leadership, transiting Neptune puts a cloud over that, influencing the current elected leaders as well as America’s leadership in international relations.
Due to Neptune’s annual retrograde cycle, it actually makes seven conjunctions while the progressed Sun advances one degree per year in Pisces. The first of these arrived in April 2016 and was within one degree of the progressed Sun from April through July as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton secured their respective nominations. Both were burdened with the negative side of Neptune, i.e., allegations of scandal and illusionary promises.
The third contact between transiting Neptune and the U.S. progressed Sun took place in March 2017 as Trump’s presidency hit innumerable Neptunian clouds of doubt. This week, we’re in the fourth phase of this alignment, and being introduced to a new manifestation of Neptune’s symbolism as ruler of the seas. This one arrived during another major astro-event, transiting Saturn’s opposition to the U.S. Mars, creating a double whammy hurricane event.
The next three contacts between transiting Neptune and the U.S. progressed Sun take place in February 2018, October 2018, and January 2019. Among the possibilities are a war with North Korea which brings in Russia and/or China, more natural disasters confirming that global warming is escalating, mega-scandals or cyber-attacks that threaten the U.S. economic system, and a rise in apocalyptic hysteria. As an outer planet, Neptune breaks down the apparent walls of protection, making the evolving sense of identity (progressed Sun) permeable to uncontrollable forces (Neptune).
Country star Troy Gentry (April 5, 1967) died in a helicopter crash under a similar celestial condition. Natally, Gentry’s Mercury in Pisces opposes the generational Uranus-Pluto conjunction, giving him a reckless, impulsive nature. Transiting Saturn at 21º Sagittarius was squaring this axis when his helicopter went down. Also, his progressed Mercury at 20º Gemini conjoined the U.S. Mars and added another fateful dimension to this volatile configuration.
Don Williams was born with his Gemini Sun trine Mars in Aquarius (May 27, 1939; Floydada, TX; time unknown), an energetic combination that helped him build a solid recording career that spanned six decades. He wrote many popular songs which we can attribute to his well aspected Mercury. Its conjunction with Uranus and trine to Neptune gave him originality (Uranus) that inspired audiences and other singers (Neptune).
Williams retired unexpectedly in March 2016 and he cancelled all his scheduled shows. His progressed Sun at 18º Leo was forming a perfect square to natal Uranus, so his rather sudden departure isn’t so surprising from an astrological perspective. When he died last Friday after a brief illness, transiting Neptune was squaring his Neptune along with progressed Pallas in Gemini – all aligned with the U.S. Mars in Gemini.
Twin Losses in Country Music
When the U.S. Mars in Gemini comes under celestial stress, Americans tend to experience twin disasters in a variety of forms. This metaphysical anomaly struck again with the twin disasters of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, just as transiting Saturn opposed the U.S. Mars. And last Friday, country singers Don Williams and Troy Gentry died within hours of each other in separate events.
And then transiting Neptune is in a long-term square to natal Pluto. This last aspect was exact on July 27 when the cybersecurity breach was first noticed. The many Neptunian influences resonate with what’s happening in the U.S. horoscope, and suggest the nation’s vulnerability to a large scale cyber-attack. The whole sordid affair became public knowledge when transiting Mercury turned direct on the Solar Eclipse degree: Equifax’s Midheaven at 27º Aquarius was closely aligned with the Solar Eclipse.
Equifax first opened its doors for business on March 22, 1899 (10:00 am;* Atlanta, GA), putting Pluto on the Gemini Ascendant. Pluto is the natural ruler of credit, and in Gemini shapes the company’s profile as a collector and reporter of credit information. Gemini Rising also represents the two brothers who founded the company, Cator and Guy Woolford. Neptune near the Ascendant suggests the many rumors, inaccuracies, and private information gathered by Equifax as business intelligence.
Neptune is all over this chart, making the company a prime example of corporate fraud and negligence. Natally, Neptune’s opposition to Saturn presents the challenge of how to be practical about sensitive information. Currently, transiting Saturn is returning to its natal position, and in the process, opposing Neptune near the Ascendant. Also, the progressed Midheaven is now precisely conjunct natal Neptune, underscoring this historic development in the company’s history.
The Solar Eclipse Hits Equifax
As Hurricane Irma smacked into Florida, the giant credit-reporting company Equifax announced that its database was hacked last July, jeopardizing the personal information of 143 million Americans. Equifax was immediately hit with a class-action lawsuit, and the stock took a nosedive. Equifax executives sold off 2 million shares the day after the company noticed the data breach, and they didn’t report the incident until last week.