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re: Eris - Pertaining to the current Uranus/Eris conjunction, I've been wondering how this would affect me and decided to comment as it may provide insight to others going through a similar transit.
Transiting Uranus and Eris are currently making a conjunction to my natal third house Sun/Mercury conjunction, and squaring my ascendant. (Sun 23º50 Aries, Asc 24º20 Capricorn). I've been wondering how having Eris in the mix would manifest, and haven't been able to find much online to prepare. So far, what's been happening is that I've had to become a very goal-oriented, vocal, warrior advocate for my elderly mother in our broken healthcare system. Lately it seems that I am quite effective at it; it's like something powerful comes over me when I'm fighting for my mother's well-being, and all involved do as I say, and I've stopped caring what they think of me. I wonder if this is Eris' influence.
A. Yes, most astrologers aren't aware of Eris yet as a meaningful archetype since it was only discovered a few years ago. Sounds like you've got a handle on it though, doing what you're doing. It does have that warrior energy. Thank-you for your story.
re: Gary Johnson - Good article on Gary Johnson. I like him. He was Governor here in New Mexico. He did a good, solid job. There was no focus on legalizing drugs then. He only does that in his Presidential bids. He was a Republican back then who ran a successful business.
re: Flight MS804 - It occured to me when the Egyptian plane went down that perhaps it is somehow related to MH370. MH370 remains a mystery and it appears that no one has claimed responsibility for MS804 yet. Is this a long playing serial aviation terrorist?
re: U.S. progressed MC - In the September astro-events, #5 mentions what happened during the last two challenging aspects. So what happened when the progressed MC was conjunct Saturn? or semi-square Saturn?
A. I looked at the conjunction. It was in 1837 and for the first time the Senate had to select the Vice President. It was a major test of the constitution.
re: US progressed Mercury - thanks for the encouraging progressed Mercury station aspecting Juno. I'm more hopeful now that Hillary will win
A. In the U.S. chart Juno and Chiron oppose each other. That means progressed Mercury is also sextile Chiron. The Juno in Libra opposite Chiron in Aries represents the candidates' emphasis on "We're in this together " vs. "I'm the only one who can fix the system." Mercury stations right around the time the debates begin, offering a forum for these polarities to play out.
re: Tim Kaine - I have followed your work for many years and especially appreciate your sharing your views on the political scene. Tim Kaine was Virginia’s lieutenant governor and then governor and I have followed his political career for some time too, as I live in Virginia.
I am delighted that Tim is Hillary’s choice for her running mate. Although I don’t know him personally, I have met him and have heard him speak a few times. He is very much who he appears to be – a really nice guy and an excellent political strategist. You would never know that his Eris is conjunct his Ascendant in Aries!
re: MO v/c - Love your articles, always so insightful. Please keep going! With that said, here's another possible article topic for you to explore: How a moon void affects the nominating process of a political convention.
The moon was void on Tuesday 3:56-8:10pm exactly the time Trump was nominated. When he and Pence formally accept the nomination tomorrow night after 6:56pm PST, the moon will be void again.
I'm seeing this as an encouraging sign for us Hillary supporters/Trump despisers. Your thoughts? Inquiring minds want to know!
A. Trump accepted the nomination at 10:20 pm when the Moon was sextile UR and square Mars... In any case, I don't buy the MO v/c thing for event charts. That's a horary technique... Don't forget that Obama took the Oath of office during a MO v/c and he got Obamacare passed.
re: Hillary's Moon - In your May 23, 2016 issue of NewsScope you wrote: "To win the American people over, a candidate must have a strong connection with the U.S. Moon at 25º Aquarius. Hillary’s Uranus at 25º Gemini fits the bill, as does Trump’s Venus at 25º Cancer. Each of these planets describes where the candidate has exceptional influence over public opinion. For Hillary, Uranus describes her drive for equal rights. Trump’s Venus suggests his vast wealth, his economic plans, and his view on women in general." And "Both candidates have Mars in Leo which, historically, American voters have overwhelmingly favored."
Why no mention that Hillary has her Moon in Pisces? As you know, no U.S. President has had their Moon there. I believe the Election will be a lot stranger than you or any other American astrologer is now thinking.
A. Hillary is well aware of the vulnerability of her Pisces Moon, which is why she didn't open up emotionally during her nomination speech, as so many pundits thought she should to overcome the trust issue. And yes, this is a strange election. If terrorism increases dramatically over the next few months, that will certainly help Trump.
re: Hillary overheated - As much as I’m a Trump fan, considering him a worthy “messenger” of needed change, I do also appreciate, being from NY state myself, what Hillary did for the state in the 9/11 aftermath. Your take on what was happening with Clinton sounds so “right on!” Also, you never can win trying to out-maneuver someone who’s from the Bronx using his natural tactics. What perfect advice for Clinton’s continuing campaign! I, surely, hope she doesn’t read your column! Thanks once again for such quick and perfected commentary!
re: North Korea - Based on last weeks NewsScope indicating a potential war involving the U.S. in June 2017 and this week's describing the planetary configurations effecting the North Korean leader at that same time it seems those two may match and it would be North Korea the U.S. ends up at war.
re: 2017 war - Always enjoy your insights. The recent article on the forecast of war in 2017 is unsettling. Do any of the indicators point to where the conflict will originate, and then [mostly] take place? Is there a safe space to "hide out" during the conflict? And how long will the war last?
A. Sorry, I don't know the answers to any of your questions.
re: 2017 war - As always I'm appreciative of your regular column. This time, against all logic, I hope you are wrong about war in 2017. Let us pray that we all (collectively) have too much sense and practicality to do this.
A. I hope I'm wrong too.
re: 2017 war - Dear Lord, this has really upset me. I've never been to your country but I owe it and its people a lot. One has received so much from the Americans.
re: 2017 war - Speaking of explosive war indicators, were there explosive indicators occuring around December 7th, 1941?
A. Yes, the progressed Venus cycle was in full play at that time, being conjunct not only Pluto but the progressed Ascendant. Also, progressed mars was making a rare octile to the Midheaven. A transiting Saturn-Uranus conjunction in the U.S. 7th house of "open enemies" was squaring the U.S. Moon. Transiting Mars kicked this configuration off by opposing the U.S. Saturn.
re: NewsScope - Thank you as always for your amazing ability to transform the depths of astrology into something the rest of us can comprehend. Keep up the good work.
re: NewsScope - I really enjoyed your last post !! Thanks so much for your time and thanks for sharing what you do!
re: NewsScope - I look forward to your NeptuneCafe articles each week. I find it fascinating to see the correlation between astrology and world affairs. Scary stuff though.
re: Hillary - You wrote: "she attempts to match Trump’s ability to endlessly insult and criticize. " Are you kidding me?? She started her career on the panel looking into Nixon 30 second missing tape. She was fired for her rhetoric and lying and has been at it ever since. This is long before Trump came on the scene. Your above quote seems like her illness was brought on because she is trying to keep up with the mean old Trump. If she can't keep up with Trump how is she going to keep up with Iran, Iraq, Saudis, N Korea, etc???
re: NewsScope subscription - Do you still take subscriptions to your Newscope page? I should like to subscribe if the answer is in the affirmative.
A. No, I've pretty much done away with the subscription thing. It was a bit hard to manage. But you can always read NewsScope on Mondays, accompanied by the relevant graphics.
re: solar energy - what a great site to read early monday morning every week. now, as republicans take hold of everything, children and grandchildren have to worry about climate and breathing clean air !!!! So let me come to main point, what will happen to Elon Musk??? NO, solar power or no subsidies to solar so is going to bring some problems???? As always your advice goes a long way and your insight into any topic you discuss is worth reading and digesting, so please comment if you can.
re: election - Like millions of other people in the United States I am devastated by Trump's election success. Hillary could still take the White House if on Dec. 19, 2017 when the electoral college votes enough members vote against a Trump presidency. I understand this has never happened in our history. However I looked at the planets on Dec. 19th and the Sun is opposite Trump's Sun and Mercury turns retrograde on that day. My question to you is: Do you think there is a possibility that could actually happen? Your time and efforts in fulfilling my request are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity in sharing your knowledge of astrology with the world.
re: election - How did astrologers go so spectacularly wrong? Every astrologer I read was wrong----and I read quite a few.. Not one predicted Trump. Also most of the polls called it wrong too.
re: election - I enjoy your website and your astrological analysis as it relates to current events. Although many Astrologers got it wrong regarding who would win the Presidency to be fair you did point out some of Hillary’s astrological challenges and I credit you for that. You also do a better than most job of keeping your personal ideology out of your analysis, something other Astrologers could learn from. Look forward to your analysis of 2017 with President Trump.
re: election - it seems it's now underlined, that the biggest picture here is the dark side of capitalism. (As far as our political elections---money in our politics for one thing.) Is this what you meant about what the astrological signs are showing us? I've always thought you were so right on about the United States having Scorpio rising by the way. And it seems really obvious now...
re: NewsScope - I always enjoy your newsletter. This week is especially potent. Thank you for your efforts.
re: your 3/21/16 column - you wrote "in 2016, if it becomes Hillary vs. Trump...it is possible that a 3rd party candidate could step in ,making it possible that no candidate receives the 270 electoral votes needed to win." Now that Jill Stein has gotten a recount ordered in 3 delegate-rich states, do you still see this as happening? I love your column and look forward to it each week. Your insights are amazingly accurate.
re: Electoral College - Lately I’ve been thinking about Mercury going Retro (conjunct Pluto) on the very day the Electoral College is meeting—Dec 19 and then Uranus going Direct on Dec 29. Don’t you think there will be some changes with all the recounts of votes in the Rustbelt? Thanks for all the insights you provide each and every week!
re: Ivanka Trump - She seems to be playing a pivotal role in her father's business dealings, campaign and forming presidency. Please tell us more about her, and her relationship with her father. Is she safe? Is she trapped? Is she walking a tightrope emotionally? Does she have any control or much influence?
re: war in 2017 - I have been wondering about it since 2008. A lot of astrologers were able to foresee the economic impact of 2008 and compared it to 1929. At the time, I felt that the economic downturn of 1929-32 staged the WWII around 1939. Financial downturns damage human lives. The result of a downturn, or the "fix" of financial downturn is a major cause for war, when the people see that wealth is re-distributed unfairly. However, no astrologer has given any clue of a major war after 2008, until I see your articles on 2017.
re: election - Thank you as always for your well-written News Scope. It took me a while to watch the video at the end of your piece. Wow. I really feel powerless. The only thing I could think to do was share that link with everyone I know. I shared it in a secret group on Facebook and I emailed it to friends.
re: election - Like you and others, I didn’t expect Donald Trump to win but was pleasantly shocked! He won despite what the stars seem to imply (transiting Saturn siding up to his Moon and opposing the Sun). ... You’re always current and always on target. Thanks for your column and thanks for listening to my version.
re: Bannon - Would you consider analyzing Steve Bannon's chart? I'd love to read your insights.
NewsScope for December 5, 2016
By Michael Wolfstar
General James Mattis Selected as Defense Secretary
In 2015, Obama fired James Mattis as Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps for being too hawkish on Iran. The four-star general was openly critical of the Obama administration’s policy of disengagement from the Middle East, saying that the U.S. “must come out of our reactive crouch and take a firm, strategic stance in defense of our values.” Astrologically, Mattis is ready to pounce.
The Greatest Western Movie Stars of All Time
1. John Wayne – May 26, 1907; 9:56 am; Winterset, IO
2. Clint Eastwood – May 31, 1930; 5:35 pm; San Francisco, CA
3. Randolph Scott – January 23, 1898; Orange, VA
4. Gary Cooper – May 7, 1901; 5:45 am; Helena, MT
5. James Stewart – May 20, 1908; 12:10 am; Indiana, PA
6. Sam Elliott – August 9, 1944; Sacramento, CA
7. Burt Lancaster – Nov. 2, 1913; 9:00 am; New York, NY
8. Kirk Douglas – Dec. 9, 1916; 10:15 am; Amsterdam, NY
9. Glenn Ford – May 1, 1916; Quebec, Canada
10. William Holden – April 17, 1918; 5:00 pm; O’Fallon, IL
Mattis was born with an authoritative Sun-Saturn conjunction in Virgo (September 8, 1950; Pullman, WA; time unknown), which is sextile to Mars in the hawkish sign of Scorpio. Mars here conjoins the diplomatic, strategy-oriented asteroid Pallas, with both in a tight square to Pluto. He summarizes this configuration’s essence when he advises “Be polite, be professional, but be ready to kill everybody you meet.”
Mattis’s Mercury in Libra opposes Eris, with both squaring Uranus. Mercury aspecting these outer planets emphasizes his outspoken nature. NewsScope readers may recall that all the candidates in the 2016 presidential contest have Mercury-Eris aspects, pointing to how they became articulate spokesmen for a particular point of view. Mercury’s square to Uranus adds a willingness to go against the consensus, and perhaps contributes to his nickname “Mad Dog” Mattis.
The general is currently experiencing a progressed Sun-Venus conjunction which is sextile his natal Saturn. This favorable and rare alignment indicates that he will become a popular choice, and readily confirmed by Congress. Meanwhile, his progressed Mars is now at 6º Capricorn and is heading into a square to natal Eris, then an opposition to Uranus. This highly volatile combination kicks in over the coming year and peaks in four years. He’s poised to take action for the views he held so strongly under Obama.
Ivanka Trump, the Millennial in the White House
Noting that Ivanka Trump is playing a central role in the her father’s campaign and transition process, a reader wants to know the astrological picture: “Does she have any control or much influence?” Although we don’t have a birth time for Ivanka, a noon time or thereabouts makes sense since it gives her the business-first sign of Capricorn Rising. And Ivanka is all about business first.
She was born with her Scorpio Sun sextile Mars (October 30, 1981; Manhattan, NY), giving her an abundance of energy and vitality to carry out her ambitions. The Sun is also octile her Venus-Neptune conjunction in Sagittarius, endowing her with beauty, grace, and the photogenic qualities that brought her early fame as a model and cover girl. Her Sun at 8º Scorpio – exactly conjunct the U.S. Scorpio Ascendant – readily places her in the national spotlight as a mover and shaker.
Pallas is a key placement in her chart with its octile to her Sun. A prominent Pallas often signifies the father’s favorite child, and in the world of politics, Pallas often represents the political adviser. Ivanka’s worked by her father’s side for many years, including on The Apprentice, and introducing him during the GOP convention. Currently, she’s a top executive of the Trump business empire and is also overseeing his cabinet appointments, which critics see as a conflict of interest.
Ivanka and her father share many common placements, with the closest being Black Moon Lilith at 4º Sagittarius. With her Lilith squaring Mars, Ivanka is a strong advocate of women’s rights, and her speech at the GOP convention brought many female voters into the Trump camp. Currently, her progressed Sun is sextile Ceres, the environmental asteroid: she may convince her father that global warming should be treated seriously.
Hollywood’s Making of the Wild West
One of the main reasons that political astrologers prefer a Sagittarius Rising chart for the U.S. is the often cited claim that this expansive, optimistic sign explains the “Wild West”. The Hollywood film industry fashioned the mythology of the Wild West during its Golden Age by regaling us with the tales of cowboys, scout masters, and the independent, morally upright characters who always get the bad guys.
The Standing Rock Sioux's protest over the Dakota Access Pipeline might remind us that the Hollywood versions ignore the fact that the settling of the Wild West involved mass genocide against Native Americans. For kicks, I looked at the top western movie stars* of all time to see what patterns emerged. We don’t know the birth times for several of the top ten, so I compared their Sun and Mars placements.
Sagittarius is woefully low in the planet counts: only one of the top ten (#8 Kirk Douglas) has a Sagittarius Sun, and none have Mars there. Three western stars have a Taurus Sun: #4 Gary Cooper, #5 James Stewart, and #9 Glenn Ford. The #1 and #2 western stars, John Wayne and Clint Eastwood, are both Geminis. For the Mars placements, three stars have Mars in Capricorn, and two have Mars in Virgo.
While three out of ten might be considered statistically significant, a more striking pattern showed up: each of these stars has a natal placement in close aspect to the U.S. Pluto, with eight having orbs of less than one degree. For example, Clint Eastwood’s Mars in Aries squares the U.S. Pluto, Gary Copper’s Mars in Leo is quincunx the U.S. Pluto, and William Holden’s Aries Sun squares the U.S. Pluto. In other words, the unanimous link between these top ten western stars is their connection to the ruling planet of the U.S. Scorpio Rising horoscope.