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2. NewsScope - the weekly column by Michael Wolfstar (NeptuneCafe's resident astrologer) features political analysis and a celebrity profile.

3. Weekly Blog - by Divine Harmony lets you know the major planetary aspects for the coming week, with sage advice on how to best manage the celestial conditions.

4. Lilith - interest in this mysterious archetype has soared  over the last month, moving ahead of Juno in reader popularity. Is she good or bad?

5. Juno - Queen of the Asteroids. This insightful article sheds light on Juno as indicator for committed relationships. See also VestaCeres, and Pallas.
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Juno, Queen of the Goddesses
If you want to know if you'll have a romantic affair, look to Venus. But, if you're more interested in a serious, committed relationship,
it's better to look at the asteroid Juno. Here's everything you need to know about this amazing asteroid. read
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Does the U.S. really have Scorpio Rising?
How does an advocate of the Sibly chart tell the difference between a Sagittarius Ascendant and the Sun in the 9th house, or a Sun-Jupiter conjunction trine the Ascendant? Why would an advocate of a Gemini 
  Ascendant use a chart where the ruling planet is retrograde? Get the facts, make a prediction. read
Take a look at what the planets are doing each day of the week, and how to get the best out of the current celestial conditions. read D. Harmony's blog
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The Oxford Astrologer
Christina's view from the U.K.
Progressions, what are they?
Like fractals, progressions have similar shapes at different scales of time. They are clearer symbols of forthcoming events than transits. Why don't more astrologers use them? Get the scoop
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Black Moon
the Dark Goddess
Mystical, autonomous, extreme, highly sexual, and exceptionally creative, Black Moon Lilith represents the soul's truth and is a major astrological player in personal and geopolitical charts. NeptuneCafe now has five pages on Lilith. You can preview or link directly to each by going to the Lilith Front Page
Visit the Astrology of Lilith for interpretive clues, or Lilith Profiles for descriptions of Lilith in each sign.
Climate Change - The horoscope for the historic breakthrough shows a prominent Hygeia, the asteroid of clean living, plus a smashing T-square. read
a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into... NeptuneCafe. 
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​​You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension:
Donna Cunningham on Saturn-Pluto  Now that Saturn is in Scorpio, it's challenging an entire generation - those born with Pluto in Leo. There's three articles in this well-written series. 
Start here: part 1 then part 2 and part 3
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January 2016
In the industrialized world, why is the U.S. the most violent nation?
The Scorpio Rising chart uniquely explains this tendency, especially when considering the problem as a health issue. The 6th and 12th houses are coming under increased stress. more
1. Mercury turns retrograde on the 5th while forming a tight square to Mars in Scorpio, creating an edgy, confrontational vibe from the 1st through 6th. Mercury here tends toward highly opinionated, arrogant, and conversation-dominating behavior. Mercury re-enters Capricorn on the 9th, after which thoughts and spoken words tend more toward caution and introspection. From the 5th through 25th, re-think business plans and avoid signing any important contracts.

2. A powerful T-square links Black Moon Lilith, Uranus and Pluto, an unusually dynamic configuration in effect all month. The Sun in Capricorn activates this T-square from the 4th to 7th, bridging individual needs and ambitions with the collective. Powerful people are on the move, expressing their agendas in uncompromising and controversial ways. The Dark Side becomes an integral part of personal, social, and national scenarios. Expect a variety of extreme weather events.

3. Jupiter turns retrograde on the 7th while octile (45º) Juno and quincunx (150º) Ceres, in effect from the 4th to 12th. Jupiter-in-Virgo’s perfectionist tendencies can put a damper on intimate relationships. Friends can become lovers or vice-versa, but any such reversals are not likely to last. Favorable Jupiter days may bring good fortune on the 10th, 13th, 14th, 17th, and 27th. Look for the silver lining in otherwise trying circumstances.

4. The New Moon in Capricorn takes place on the 9th, marking the beginning of an unusually stressful month that promises to bring major changes on the personal and geopolitical levels. The New Moon horoscope (8:30 pm; Washington DC) features the evil star Algol at the Midheaven, and suggests troubling times ahead. With Mars in early Scorpio conjunct the US Scorpio Ascendant, expect increased American engagement and entanglements in the world’s trouble spots.

5. Mercury turns direct on the 25th while conjunct Pluto, square Uranus, and square Lilith. This news-generating, event-oriented phase, from the 21st through 31st, is effectively the last Uranus-Pluto square. A tensely activated Lilith in Libra makes many social bonds and interactions uncomfortable, testing personal, casual, and business relationships. Expect hacking incidents, compromised databases, and technological glitches with far-reaching consequences. Intense anxiety may lead to healing and/or breakdowns, separations and/or finding true allies.
America's Emerging Plutocracy
Why has the current Uranus-Pluto square empowered America's wealthy? Read the full length article here
Donald Trump Leads GOP Race
Astro-psychologist Glenn Perry takes an in-depth look at Trump's horoscope. What accounts for his pattern of success?
Read about his Mars in Leo, his lack of earth planets, and much more here
Joan Quigley and the Part of Fortune
See how Fortuna set her role and the dramatic revelations around her historic book here
Astrology in the White House!