"The natal chart is like a seed and progressions are the unfolding in time of that into the plant it is to become. Transits, are like a daily weather report. In political astrology, these three factors have to be taken into account!"
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Recent NewsScope Articles
Jan. 5, 2015 - Will Hillary run? Bono's Chiron-Pluto opposition; Angelique Kidjo, Africa's premier diva.
Jan. 12, 2015 - Neptune's anxiety; France under attack; Pope Francis's exciting Venus return.
Jan. 19, 2015 - Court takes up gay marriage; Swiss Bank shocks system; Chris Kyle, American Sniper.
Jan. 26, 2015 - Deflategate: Tom Brady's footballs; February's top 5; Klay Thompson's best quarter.
Feb. 2, 2015 - Greece's Alexis Tsipras; Shake Shack's debut; Katy Perry at the Super Bowl.
Feb. 9, 2015 - Saturn in Sagittarius, Jill Stein's Green New Deal; Elvis meets Nixon.
Feb 16, 2015 - Jeff Jawer, astro-luminary; journalists in transition; Jeff and Scorpio Rising US chart.
Feb. 23, 2015 - Uranus enters the US sixth; Neonicotinoids and bees; Dr. Seuss is back!
March 2, 2015 - The Boris Nemtsov papers; March's top 5; David Tredinnick, the MP favoring astrology.
March 9, 2015 - Ceres into view, AAPL and solar energy; Chai Jing's "Under the Dome" goes viral.
March 16, 2015 - Britain's royal family under the Eclipse; Kate and William; Charles' progressed MC.
March 23, 2015 - Nuclear deal with Iran? April's top 5 astro-events; Krissi Brown remains in a coma.
March 30, 2015 - Andreas Lubitz, unfit for duty; Q&A - Richard III; Bas Lansdorp's Mars One mission.
April 6, 2015 - Obama and the Iran; NJ Senator Menendez indicted; Mad Men's Matthew Weiner.
April 13, 2015 - Hillary makes it official; Bill progressed Venus; Chelsea's prog Mars.
April 20, 2015 - Marco Rubio declares; Hillary and the Inequality bubble; Floyd Mayweather Fight.
April 27, 2015 - "Clinton Cash" and Clinton fatigue; Petrobras scandal; Bruce Jenner is a woman.
May 4, 2015 - Baltimore, a tale of two cities; May's top five astro-events; Marilyn Mosby's meteoric rise.
May 11, 2015 - Scottish independence; Ceres and the food revolution; the Hanneke Wrome.
May 18, 2015 - Rand Paul steps forward; re-thinking the U.S. Moon; Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.
May 25, 2015 - Ireland votes in favor of same-sex marriage; June's top five; American Pharoah.
June 1, 2015 - The FIFA scandal; Bernie Sanders, the authentic politician; Emma Stone's rising star.
June 8, 2015 - China hacking into American data; Martin O'Malley, the Dark Horse; MVP Stephan Curry.
June 15, 2015 - the Trans-Pacific partnership; Venus and Jupiter; Secretariat, the racing machine.
June 22, 2015 - Lilith and Pope Francis's historic encyclical; July's top five; Eris, the spiritual warrior.
June 29, 2015 - Obama secures his legacy; Minnesota top biz state; New Horizons nears Pluto.
re: Baltimore data - I've been researching the relevant dates for Baltimore, MD to see what shows for the current riots and those of 1968. My first date find was July 30, 1729 which was on 2 commercial-type city information websites. I deferred to the date on the government website since I thought the govt. website had more credibility and the astrology hits seemed better. Thanks for your website. I'm a big fan!
A. In 1752 the U.K and its colonies (including the U.S.) switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. This meant adding eleven days to the date. So July 30, 1729 was the recorded date using the Julian calendar. In the Gregorian calendar, that's equivalent to August 10, 1729. Here's a website to get more info: calendar switch
re: Bernie Sanders - I enjoy your Web site Neptune Café, and thank you for that great piece that you did on the successful likelihood of an Iran - US Nuclear power agreement. I wondered if you would like to do a review of Senator Bernie Sanders horoscope? Although his chances of winning are very small, he is reminiscent of Eugene McCarthy of the 1960's. Whatever anyone thinks of Senator Sanders, no one doubts his authenticity, and that is a rare commodity in politics and therefore interesting.
re: Paul Rand - I'm a bit surprised at myself to find Paul Rand of interest. Particularly like that he even mentions the need for a reform of the criminal justice system and the drug legislation because of how it has persecuted so many African-American and Hispanic males…and since the Benghazi episode, have simply lost trust in Hillary Clinton. Wondered if Rand had close connections to the US chart. Thanks!
re: Rubio - Your analysis of Senator Rubio certainly seems spot on. It's in tune with what I think I've been seeing---amazing. And I just wondered out loud the other day whether they'd run him for Vice President. (No less annoying for some of us.) I'm still confronted by people near to me, or not, who don't know anything about astrology, but love to dismiss it altogether. But I always find it interesting...
re: Paul Rand - What I’d really like to know is what you see for Rand Paul, whose Sun is being transsited by Pluto through the campaign. He’s likely a long shot, but that Puto-Sun contact got me wondering about his potential. He probably doesn’t have close enough contact with the US Moon though, unless you count the 23Leo Mars.
re: the Royals - Taking a minute to let you know how much I appreciate your columns that give us insight into constellations of people. Looking at several members of Britain's royal family, and then looking at the constellation of Hillary, Bill, and Chelsea Clinton—so often identified as an American Royal Family, affords us perspective on the multi-faceted dynamics of an influential collective. It makes for a more in-depth column that I find innovative in the arena of public astrology.
re: NBA Finals - Great article on the NBA Finals. I love that you're an astrologer AND a sports fan! Hey, maybe you can start a website with astro insights for sports bettors like me! I love sports astrology, and you could really carve out a niche for yourself. NO ONE is doing it.
re: NewsScope - How can I get your news every week? I am a new reader.
A. NewsScope is updated every Monday. Just bookmark this page in your favorite places, and come back early in the week to get in depth astrology perspectives about current events.
re: O'Malley - Being a resident of NH, I've met Martin OMalley several times. I think of him as running for Vice President. Seems to have a good technical grasp of how to govern, setting goals, measuring outcomes, analyzing results. Might be a good Al Gore to Hillary's Clinton.... Loyal reader
re: NBA finals - I have a sports related question for you because I know you're a big basketball fan/former player. Who do you think is going to win the NBA Championship? Cleveland or Golden State? Thanks so much. LOVE your column, keep up the great work.
re: Putin - For all the Western nations suspicions about FIFA and Its awarding Russia the World Cup competition, Putin seems more popular than ever at home. It seems every attack by the media only strengthens his standing. Maybe the media should back off their scandal search and move on! What astrological factors explain his longevity?
re: Bernie Sanders- It is obvious, as you point out, that all the Republicans are concerned with serving the plutocrats, and not the people. It seems the same is true with Hillary, except she is someone more in touch with the people. The exception is Bernie Sanders. He is way more in touch with Americans. NewsScope is still interesting and insightful after all these years!
re: U.S. Moon- Just a comment on your recent article about the US moon’s irrelevance with today’s politicians, Ted Cruz has natal Jupiter in Scorpio, 25 degrees 42, and the north node at 25 degrees 19. I was under the impression that having a planet at 25 degrees, regardless of the sign, is a huge plus in the political landscape and connecting with the public at large.
A. Yes, you're correct, I forgot about his Jupiter, though I mentioned it in NewsScope March 30, 2015. By secondary progression, his Mercury will be at 26 degrees Capricorn next year, and nearly conjunct the U.S. Pluto.
re: U.S. Moon - Your comments about the relevance of connections to the U.S. Moon in Presidential Elections are interesting. I still feel they are very relevant. My system is to count up the number of conjunctions of an individual's Chart to the U.S. Chart and compare them. Whoever has the most conjunctions generally wins the Election. It clocks out. Your way works good and my way works good. People who become very popular in the United States (Hollywood Stars, writers, etc.) generally have a high number of conjunctions to the U.S. Chart.
NewsScope for July 6, 2015
By Michael Wolfstar
Greece and the Powerful New Moon in Cancer
The New Moon tends to be the end of a monthly cycle and the beginning of the next phase of developments. Astrologers often use the New Moon chart to make forecasts. The New Moon at 23º Cancer on July 15 (9:26 pm EDT) is exceptionally powerful because it not only forms an exact square to Eris, but a Mercury-Mars conjunction opposes Pluto on the same day.
The Mercury-Mars-Pluto alignment is especially prone to confrontations and ultimatums. Reinhold Ebertin says that this three-planet combination brings “a fanatical critic, an over-zealous orator… the misfortune of having to suffer heavy attacks or assaults from others.” This astro-event occurring during the New Moon indicates that concurrent hostilities mark a significant turning point in many relationship patterns, both on the personal and geopolitical levels.
Greece’s national horoscope* is spectacularly activated during this New Moon since it has natal Uranus at 23º Libra and Black Moon Lilith at 23º Capricorn, and currently, four progressed planets at 23º in four different signs (Venus in Leo, Mars in Virgo, Pallas in Capricorn, and Chiron in Aries). This many planets all being triggered at once becomes unusually eventful and, most likely, historic.
To make matters even more dramatic, the Mercury-Mars-Pluto alignment lands right on Greece’s Ascendant at 13º Cancer. When we include Eris in the chart’s delineation, this warrior planet becomes a major indicator since its natal location at 13º Aries is exactly square the Cancer Ascendant. Eris signifies a fight to the death wherever justice and higher principles are in play. This New Moon could very well signify the end of Greece’s partnerships with Europe.
* See previous NewsScope articles on Greece: nsc052112
On June 16, when Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, he said that Mexican immigrants are “bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” Since then, Trump has not backed down from his comments which have brought a huge backlash from Mexican business and political interests, but only tepid responses from other GOP candidates.
Trump was born with a Sun-Uranus conjunction in Gemini (June 14, 1946; 10:54 am*; Queens, NY), which naturally prompts him to speak in unusual and abrupt ways. His Sun trines Jupiter and sextiles his Ascendant and Mars in Leo, creating a bridge of what most astrologers would call very fortunate aspects. And indeed, Trump has had great success in the business world and always expresses himself with bold self-confidence.
When considering the traditional planets, the only major challenging aspect is his Mercury-Neptune square. This one is important because Mercury is the ruler of his Gemini planets. Neptune confuses the perceptions and makes for faulty judgments when squaring Mercury. Trump’s progressed Mars is now at 8º Libra, and 1/2º from squaring his Mercury. Over the coming
year, Mars energizes this Mercury-Neptune square, inspiring him to more brash assertions – even if they are off the range.
And of course, the downside of Leo placements is an overblown ego. By secondary progression, Trump’s Sun is at 29º Leo, which is right on his Leo Ascendant and the royal star, Regulus. The progressed Sun conjunct Regulus hyper-inflates the sense of self-importance. Last week, when Hispanic leaders warned the GOP contenders that they should do more to condemn Trump’s remarks, transiting Saturn in the last degree of Scorpio was exactly squaring Trump’s progressed Sun. Saturn remains in this degree area for the next few months, where it will continue to harass Trump.
The Fighting Spirit of Eva Longoria
Actress, producer, and philanthropist Eva Longoria was in the news last week, not for any particular project she’s working on, but because she was looking fit and happy while frolicking on a Spanish beach. However, the former Desperate Housewives star does have quite a few items on her plate these days, including her starring role in NBC’s upcoming new series Hot & Bothered.
Eva was born with her Sun in the imaginative, faith-oriented sign of Pisces (March 15, 1975; Corpus Christi, TX; time unknown), which conjoins Jupiter, deepening her religious sense and inspiring her to participate and support innumerable charities. The Sun-Jupiter conjunction in Pisces is a fortunate combination, promising professional success, a wide circle of friends, and general happiness in life because of a lifelong commitment to projects that transcend self-interest.
Eva’s Pisces Sun is also tightly octile (45º) Mars in Aquarius, which gives her tremendous physical energy and a fighting spirit for the causes she believes in. Because the octile is a “hard” aspect, the Mars influence comes across as blunt speech, especially when it comes to promoting
Mexican-Americans in U.S. culture. One of these is the Latino Victory Project, which aims to get more Latino politicians elected.
Eva’s Venus in assertive Aries is emphasized by being conjunct her Moon and Chiron in Aries. Considering that she began her career by winning a beauty contest, and that she remains a startling beauty at age 40, Venus is most likely near her Midheaven or closely aspecting it. By secondary progression, her Venus is now at 13º Gemini where it picks up the ferocious energy of natal Eris at 13º Aries. Transiting Pluto is also quincunx her progressed Venus, underscoring her photogenic charms, and giving voice (Gemini) to her political activism.
re: Minnesota - In this week's NewsScope you have an article titled "Minnesota and the Jupiter-Uranus Cycle." You applaud the State's Governor for taxing the rich and raising the minimum wage, showing your liberal bias in interpreting mundane horoscopes, contrary to what you have said previously. BTW, what kind of jobs were created in Minnesota during those years? Serving patrons at McDonalds?
A. One of the reasons CNBC awarded the state the best place to do business is their excellent education system, to which an unusually large portion of the tax proceeds go to. As economists know, those with better educations get better jobs. That's why MN is at the top, not because the govt provides many low wage jobs.
As for my liberal bias, I wonder if you consider Warren Buffett to be a liberal? He has long supported tax reforms that share the burden more equitably. See his editorial on the subject here: nytimes.com/super-rich. I have also frequently written about the unfair leverage that the top 0.1% of the elite have over American politics, esp since the 2014 Supreme Court decision McCuthcheon vs the FEC allowed unlimited campaign donations. See neptunecafe.com/plutocracy
MN's plan works against this downward spiral into a Plutocracy, which is now the most unbalanced since 1929. If you consider that we are all connected psychically, socially, ecologically, and if 40 percent or more of the population is suffering financially, then that's a recipe for economic disaster. The federal government was designed to allow the states some self-determination, and if something works in one state, it can be replicated across the nation.
re: Jim Webb - I'm kind of looking for someone other than Hillary for the Democrats and have a spark of hope re Jim Webb, who's just thrown his hat into the ring. The only data I have on him is Feb. 9, 1946, St. Joseph, Missouri, no time…but that does give him some strong connections (at least so it seems to me at first glance) with reference to the Scorpio Rising USA Horoscope. Complex sort of duck, but maybe…What do you think?
re: racism - The question I want to ask is what astrological transits correlate African American. I love reading your blog -- sorry your webpage -- but I have yet to see a column on the massacre that happened in Charleston South Carolina. The question I would like to ask is can you do an astrological chart on this prevalent racism going on, can you do an analysis on why African Americans are having a hard time? Is there any coincidence to this events they may respond too it is a astrological explanation of these tragic in current events?
A. I do have a chart that describes African American relations with the rest of the country. I wrote about it last December and the chart is also there. See nsc120814
If you do the transits and progressions to that EP chart, you can see how active it is now. Mars at 22 degrees Aries is being activated very powerfully soon by transiting Uranus, and currently, transiting Pluto is conjunct the natal Mercury-Venus. Thanks for your email, and perhaps we can update this soon...
* The 9:51 am time originally given at AstroDataBank has been updated. Trump showed his birth certificate (See ABC News) back when he was claiming Obama was born in Kenya.