This column was written in July 2021.
A collection of astro-logical thoughts and conversations, for your reading and listening pleasure…
This column was written in July 2021.
It felt like the time was ripe for an update on the horoscopes of President Biden and VP Harris, both of whom were written about in earlier columns (scroll down this page and you’ll find them). This column was written in May of 2021, and you’ll note that it calls out August 16th as a date to watch for President Biden. That’s when he had SA MC = Saturn, suggesting “a surge of bottlenecked energy impacting his professional status.” Isn’t it interesting that this is when the U.S. withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan took an unexpected turn, as the country quickly fell back under control of the Taliban? Biden’s approval ratings have since suffered.
Meanwhile, it was delightful to learn that the nation of Bhutan consulted with astrologers to determine the perfect launch date and time for its Covid vaccination initiative. The effort was a smashing success — and the horoscope reflects that potential. Astrology is amazing!
Click the link below to read the August/September “Charts in the News”
This column was written in early March 2021. When it hit the stands in late May, Alexei Navalny was imprisoned and recovering from a daring hunger strike undergone in an effort to receive necessary medical care. The provocative SA Mars=MC, exact in August, has “coincided” with news that ahead of next month’s parliamentary elections, Russia is hitting Navalny with another charge that could add to his current prison term. Over the past few months, Russia has continued to put pressure on Navalny’s supporters, labeling them as “extremists,” banning them from running for office, and in some cases, holding them under house arrest.
Britney Spears is faring better against her adversaries. After a court appearance in which she gave an impassioned account of the harsh controls she suffers under the terms of her conservatorship (including being denied her wish to have another child), she gained enormous public support and now has a new legal representative. Her father just announced he is willing to step down as her conservator (though has not said when).
Meanwhile, the vote to form a union at Amazon did not pass; however, a second vote may happen now that the company was found to have violated Alabama labor laws. As for Jeff Bezos, he made it to the edge of space days in a big, giant cowboy hat day after Richard Branson. After Bezos thanked Amazon workers and customers for paying for the thrill, customers made headlines by canceling their Prime memberships. These stories broke minutes before transiting Saturn’s second of three squares to Amazon’s Sun.
This column was written on January 6, 2021.
It was so much fun to be invited by Business Insider to share several of my favorite astrology books. Naturally, with my Moon in Gemini, I gave her way more selections than reporter Lauren David needed. But I’m pleased to say that she read them all before whittling down the list to the ones you’ll find listed here:
This forecast was written in the first week of November, just as it was announced that both Senate races in Georgia would be decided in run-off elections in January. Wow! That made Stacey Abrams an obvious candidate for the next Charts in the News…
This column was written in October 2020 and published in December. I was inspired to look at Obama’s horoscope because of the November 2020 election. Could it be relied upon for guidance in anticipating who would be elected President? In my analysis, I concluded that we could “state with absolute certainty that Obama will have reason to feel abundant appreciation in November.” And he did.
This column was written in August 2020 and published in October.
UPDATE: on Hong Kong, which started 2021 by arresting “dozens” of opposition leaders on “suspicion of violating the city’s sweeping national security legislation, in the biggest crackdown since the law was imposed by Beijing last year.”
UPDATE: on Ghislaine Maxwell. She is still in jail, having so far failed in her efforts to be released on bail. She did not receive a presidential pardon. However, other efforts to keep certain depositions from being made public were unsuccessful, and — as Jupiter sits right on top of her Midheaven as of this writing on January 24, 2021 — it was announced that a TV series — Hunting Ghislaine — is in the works.
Here’s the full column from TMA:
I was delighted to be invited by New Luminary Agency to offer thoughts on the Full Moon in Aries, exact on October 1st at 3:18 PM ET. Planetary patterns suggested exceptional volatility:
“Events that seemed to be going one way may change course, as fire does when the wind suddenly shifts direction.”
That evening, political headlines in the U.S. were indeed volatile — stunningly so.
It was impossible to imagine how these audio tapes wouldn’t be playing non-stop through the weekend…and so much for the power of imagination. By 1 AM ET Friday, the tapes were blown off the media landscape by an announcement via Twitter that 45 and the First Lady had tested positive for Covid. On Saturday it was reported that Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel, Hope Hicks and the president of Notre Dame — who all attended the prior week’s mask-free Rose Garden nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to to SCOTUS — tested positive, too.
The wind suddenly shifted direction. Astrology is amazing. The full article in New Lum is here:
This commentary was written at the end of May 2020 and published in the Aug/Sept issue of Mountain Astrologer.
Here is the link to the article:
UPDATE: on Jacinda Ardern, who was re-elected in a landslide on October 17th, just days before an exact pattern suggesting an expansion of power and resources. This pattern in mentioned in the TMA article as a suggestion that Ardern would win a second term. What’s fun about it, from an astro-logical point of view, is that the election was originally scheduled in September, but was delayed because of Covid concerns. It appears Ardern’s triumph simply had to happen in sync with the patterns of her horoscope, which argued for an election victory in October, not September!
UPDATE: Captain Sir Tom did not have to wait until December (for the last transit of Jupiter to his Mars) to be formally knighted by Queen Elizabeth. That honor happened in sync with transiting Jupiter to his Venus on July 15th (the ceremony was on July 17th). It makes me wonder about a possible Taurus Ascendant, with a Midheaven around 22 Capricorn, where Jupiter was in April and July.