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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 18, 2017
By Michael Wolfstar
Trump Deals with the Democrats
Ever since the Solar Eclipse, President Trump has begun working with the Democrats to get some legislation passed. He’s openly criticized Republican leaders for failing to repeal and replace Obamacare, while working with Democrat leaders on hurricane funding, raising the debt ceiling, and extending the DACA program. Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer has been Trump’s key negotiating partner on these new deals.*
* For the background story on these developments, see the NYT article here.
* Note that when St. Louis hosted the 1904 World’s Fair, the progressed Midheaven conjoined natal Jupiter.
New York Senator Chuck Schumer was born with a warm Sun-Venus conjunction in Sagittarius (November 23, 1950; 11:00 am; Brooklyn, NY), which squares Jupiter in the last degree of Aquarius. This sociable, extroverted combination loves media attention, especially since his Sun/Venus is in the tenth house of public reputation. He’s a bit of a showboat, and frequently represents the Democrats on news talk shows.
Schumer’s Sun also opposes Black Moon Lilith and sextiles Saturn in Libra. The opposition to Lilith suggests his deep antipathy for the Republican Party, yet the sextile to Saturn indicates a willingness to make deals when they can find mutual agreement. Schumer and Trump have several tight intra-aspects between their two charts, with the closest being Trump’s Mercury conjunct Schumer’s Uranus: both are at 8º51’ Cancer.
Schumer’s central role in this deal-making began when the Solar Eclipse perfectly aligned with his Jupiter at 29º Aquarius. His progressed Sun is now at 8º45’ Aquarius and forming a tight quincunx to natal Uranus. The progressed Sun-to-Uranus is an exciting wake-up call, and it’s his link to Trump’s communication planet Mercury. They have things to discuss. Schumer’s enthusiasm was evident last week when he was overheard on the Senate floor explaining, “He likes us. He likes me, anyway.”
Stock Market Continues Trending Upward
Financial analysts are baffled. Why has the market continually ignored bad news and steadily climbed over the last nine years? We’re now in the second longest bull market in history, and all indications are that it will continue for the foreseeable future. Inflation is relatively low, employment is strong, and two hurricanes and North Korea have not damaged investor confidence.
Last week, violent protests began when a Mercury-Mars conjunction squared St. Louis’s Jupiter. Also, transiting Jupiter at 25º Libra activated St. Louis’s natal placements at 25º, including the Sun-Mercury conjunction, Mars, and Black Moon Lilith at 25º Aries. Lilith is in the 12th house and readily corresponds to deep resentment and rage that lurks just below the surface. Transiting Uranus is retrograding back to 25º Aries, and will conjoin St. Louis’s Lilith on November 11. Keep your eye on this one.
St. Louis was founded on February 15, 1764 by French fur traders under the influence of a Sun-Mercury conjunction in Aquarius. The networking sign of Aquarius is given an energetic boost by a close square to Mars in Scorpio. A time of 9:50 am is rectified to give Taurus Rising, since St. Louis was founded as a money-making fort and remains the oldest American city west of the Mississippi River.*
The strong Aquarius influence describes St. Louis’s central role as a networking hub for the American heartland. St. Louis is strategically located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, and became a destination point for diverse ethnic groups, befitting its Aquarian nature. But with the Sun’s square to Mars, tensions naturally arose between various groups. When transiting Pluto conjoined the Taurus Ascendant in August 1861, St. Louis – a borderline city -- was placed under martial law for the duration.
St. Louis Ruling Under Protest
Immediately after last Friday’s acquittal of a former police officer for the 2011 fatal shooting of a black man, St. Louis erupted in protests. The case exacerbated tensions in a region already struggling with unrest over the police’s use of force and racial profiling. The popular band U2 added to St. Louis’s national profile by cancelling their concert over safety concerns.
A look at the U.S. horoscope offers one perspective unavailable on the financial news channels. Transiting Saturn’s opposition to the U.S. Mars, and transiting Uranus’s square to the U.S. Pluto represent two important dynamics that would generally put sizeable doubt on the financial outlook, and turn markets down. And indeed, these transits have corresponded with significant military confrontations and severely damaged infrastructure.
Yet when we look at the U.S. progressions and compare them to the natal chart, the picture changes. The U.S. progressed Sun at 12º Pisces is heading into a trine with the natal Sun at 13º Cancer. This in itself is a fortifying, confidence-building aspect, strengthening American leadership in the business community. The downside is transiting Neptune’s ongoing conjunction with the progressed Sun, which can bring scandal, as we have seen with Equifax.
Most importantly, progressed Saturn is heading into a trine with natal Venus, and will be exact on April 1, 2020. Progressed Saturn moves very slowly and so is rarely considered because its aspects are few and far between. But this one shows the U.S. economy firing on all cylinders. When the bear market ended in March 2009, progressed Saturn was in retrograde motion and at 3º17’ Scorpio, and only 0º20’ from the exact trine to Venus. As Saturn edged backward into this trine, a slow, cautious, but steady trend upward began, led by the largest U.S. financial corporations and institutions.