re: oil - Thanks for sharing the goodness on Neptune Cafe I'm delivering a presentation in a couple days, and I've been digging the oil history I've found there!
re: Miley Cyrus data - Love your Neptune Café blog.... What is your source for that Miley Cyrus' birthday? Astrodatabank has 6:37 am, but it looks like a solar rising chart to me. Their source is some comment on facebook.
A. Yes, the Facebook data is suspect and rated C. My colleague John Halloran sent me her birth time with this note:
"Source: FCC q. vital registry office/AA
FCC is Frank C. Clifford. I probably got this from an issue of the AFA's Today's Astrologer."
re: Nyad - You should do a bit on Diana Nyad. She's amazing.
re: classes - I have been a fan for over two years now and have learned more from you than any other site. I was wondering if you offer any astrology classes?
A. That's something to consider...
re: Uranus - You wrote: "Still ahead: the U.S. progressed Sun squares natal Uranus in late October, a combination that historically has gotten Americans entangled in war." Seriously? Every single time? Has there ever been such a progression without a war? And if so, what caused that anomoly? (she said, hope hope hoping...)
A. I mean the activation of Uranus, as described two weeks ago. Every major activation of Uranus since WW2 has brought Americans into war. The exception was Reagan's refusal to enter the Lebanon civil war after the U.S. embassy in Beirut was bombed. See NewsScope August 26, 2013 for clarification.
re: election - How do you explain your incorrect call on the election?
A. Black Moon Lilith. See FAQ on the Lilith Front Page as well as the Oct 1, 2012 NewsScope article (before the election) about the role Romney's Lilith played in his defeat.
re: geodetics - One can correlate the zodiac with areas on the planet, which is called geodetic astrology. Zero degres Aries runs through Greenwich and the signs advance east from there. So Washington DC would have 12 degrees Capricorn at the MC. It would be interesting to to see you taking a position on this, with reasons.
A. I just read a book which definitively proves that the 0 degrees Aries meridian goes through Jerusalem. It's called Astrogeographia by Robert Powell. The thing is, I'm already involved with so many controversial stances (Scorpio Rising US chart, asteroids and Lilith), that I don't feel up to deciphering the geodetic puzzle. National charts work very well, so for the time being I'll stick with those.
re: Snowden relocated - Such a nice, clear statement. I've gone on and on trying to share the same point. I began relocating charts in 1970 before I'd seen an ACG map. They are very useful, especially when doing mundane work, but for the refinement, nothing beats a horoscope.
re: Tornado Alley and ACG maps- Your reasoning about tornados in the U.S. may be correct, but you have an obvious technical error. Or at the very least, your wording misrepresents what an AstroCartoGraphy map is. You say, "[W]hen relocating the U.S. chart to Moore, Oklahoma, Mercury is right on the Midheaven and Pluto is three degrees from the 4th house cusp, the IC." What's wrong is that relocating the chart is irrelevant because relocating the chart does not change the AstroCartoGraphy map in the slightest. An ACG map represents where you would have to relocate to get certain celestial bodies on the angles. You don't have to relocate the original chart to see that.
re: royal baby - Thanks for your very interesting Newscope articles -- I always like your topics. I hope someone will be interested in doing the Royal baby's chart---I didn't think it would quite be a Leo - it isn't, right?
A. If George were born 32 minutes later, he would be a Leo. Many astrologers have written good profiles on the young prince, so I'll pass on this story. But I hope you enjoy the Royal Succession angle.
re: economic collapse - Of late there are increasing numbers of astrology posts and websites warning of a financial collapse that will soon affect the entire world—not just the US. Many write this collapse will really “kick-in “beginning later this year” and are reporting the financial signs are overwhelmingly obvious now. My question to you is have you looked into this from an astrological standpoint?
A. No, I don't believe financial collapse will be kicking in later this year, especially in the U.S. While the Uranus-Pluto square is certainly cause for concern, in the U.S. chart transiting Saturn and Pluto are harmoniously related to the Scorpio Ascendant, which strengthens America's corporatocracy. Corporations are holding record amounts of cash and reporting strong earnings. Plus, with transiting Jupiter conjoining the U.S. Sun through April 2014, it won't be until after then that any real pullback kicks in, at least in the U.S.
re: economic collapse, cont. - Your response cheered me up considerably because there is a LOT of doom and gloom about an economic collapse later this year. Your info might cheer a LOT of other people as well, and perhaps drive more people to your site because you will be reporting different information than the doom & gloom prognosticators are providing.
A. Unless an astrologer uses the Scorpio Rising national horoscope, the strengthening of the U.S. corporatocracy isn't apparent.
re: Gold - Thanks so much for your gold horoscope, but I wish you had created it much sooner. However, I feel that gold and silver have bottomed and in August should really begin the blow-off, final third phase of its bull market which should propel the price/value of gold to over $5,000/oz. and silver near $200/oz. as global financial/economic conditions and debasement of currencies scare the hell out of discerning people!
re: Zimmerman - Love your weekly NewsScope. Have you looked at George Zimmerman's birth chart and current transits? That would make a very interesting article with your interpretations (Saturn return, Pluto squaring natal Sun, etc) Thanks.
A. Many readers asked about Zimmerman's horoscope as well as Trayvon Martin's. I looked at both their charts just after the incident took place. They both have volatile, danger-seeking Mars-Uranus aspects. You can see their charts and read the article here: April 9, 2012
re: Iran - An update of the Iran page to reflect current events would be appreciated.
re: NewsScope - Great column! It's my pipeline to international news (and has been now for more than a decade). I adore it. One suspects that the writer has a strong Mercury :)
re: Gold - I just read your piece on Nixon's August 15, 1971 speech taking the U.S. off the gold standard. The time he supposedly started the speech was 9 PM in Washington, DC. I figured that he took around ten to fifteen minutes to get to the part on the gold standard. Using 9:15 PM, I have a chart with Pisces rising and Sagittarius MC. One of my considerations for using the public speech instead of the private signing of the executive order is that gold is a public commodity whose price everyone can know, therefore a public speech makes more sense to me.
A. I'm considering the time he signed the executive order, which was before the TV appearance, and records indicate "in the evening". I guess the proof of the pudding is when you an use one of these charts to profit from buying and selling gold stocks or futures.... I did notice a preponderance of planets in the 9 degree area at key turning points, tops and bottoms, which is why I placed 9 Scorpio at the MC, and Ceres at the Descendant. Another option is 6:14 pm which makes the Ascendant the same as Nixon's Capricorn Sun.
re: Federer - So happy about your response about Federer!!!!! It should be posted on his Facebook page. We, his crazy fans, were just terrified that we may have reached the end of an era.
re: Lilith - Thanks as always for your very interesting articles. I find the Black Moon Lilith information especially intriguing.
re: Newcomers - I want to thank you for your "Newcomers" page. I've been introducing some friends to astrology and this page will be very helpful to them. I'm pleased, too, that my library includes several of the recommended books. I may pick them up and re-read them as a good review!