Friday 2/17/2017: A Clown Car of News, As Promised

And now, the news — featuring mostly this week’s headlines, in no particular order.

Let’s start with Harrison Ford, who made headlines this week when he landed his plane on the wrong runway at an airport in California.  Coincidence or conspiracy: Two years ago, when Mars was last in Aries and one week out from the volatile contacts with Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto we will see in the next two weeks, Harrison Ford crashed an airplane.   In this latest instance, let the record show that Mr. Ford is designed to attract prominence in matters of career and mindset/travel/communication. His Mercury is in Cancer at the Aries Point and in touch with his Libra Ascendant and his Cancer Midheaven. Where was the Moon on Monday when he missed the runway? In Libra, in contact with Mercury, ASC and MC. Whatever was going on in his mind regarding travel suddenly attracted attention.

Not only that, but Mr. Ford is right in the middle of the third and final hit of transiting Uranus (aviation, accidents, revelations) to his Cancer Sun, Moon and Sun/Moon midpoint. Here is his horoscope. Guess what happened within a week of the second exact hit to his Sun/Moon midpoint (which reflects relationship concerns)? This happened in November, and that’s when Carrie Fisher (may she rest in peace) revealed that she and Mr. Ford had an affair on the set of the first Star Wars. It would not surprise me if she told him about her intention to tell the story in April of 2016, which is when he had the first hit of this pattern.  Meanwhile, I wonder if Mr. Ford is planning an amazing 75th birthday bash. Planetary patterns are ridiculously strong for him in matters of reward for a job well done; a life well-lived. His Uranian transit cycle concludes on March 14th; we’ll see by then if he gets to keep his pilot’s license.

Another non-political headline in sync with planetary patterns, specifically Thursday’s cooperative alignment between Mars (which rules the head) and Mercury (thinking) in tech-savvy Aquarius:
“Portable brain-scanning helmet could be future for rapid brain injury assessments.”

Next on deck: in an effort to establish power and control, walk the talk and make a persuasive, substantive and in-depth pitch, P45 nominated a replacement pick for Secretary of Labor (no birth date currently available for Alexander Acosta) and gave a press conference. But as the astrological adage goes, “You can not elect what the natal horoscope denies.” Therefore, if you’re planning a wedding and you hire an astrologer to elect a favorable date, but there is nothing in your own horoscope to suggest a marriage or compatibility with your intended spouse, a fabulous wedding date and time is not likely to be enough to keep the two of you together. Got that? Here is a transcript of today’s press conference. Do you find it deep and substantive?

On another note, back in November we noted certain transits from Chiron would be hot in P45’s horoscope in 2017 — here is that prior post. He’s had two exact Chiron hits so far: on January 26th and February 12th. As I wrote in November, Chiron suggests potential exposure of toxic relationships going back years. Guess what happened on January 26th? Acting Attorney General Sally Yates informed P45 that Michael T. Flynn might be compromised by his relationship to certain Russians. Guess what happened on February 12th? P45 lied about his knowledge of Flynn’s phone calls. The next day, Flynn resigned. Fascinating. Are there more Chiron hits in store this year? You betcha.

Also fascinating: I was expecting to see a story about Stephen K. Bannon feeling provoked or provocative on February 15th. Then this showed up, right on schedule: “Steve Bannon ‘livid’ with Breitbart Over Priebus Report”.  We see another potential provocation on Friday or Saturday. Elsewhere, transiting Mars (action! aggression!) was exactly opposing Vladimir Putin’s Libra Sun when news of 1) a Russian spy ship 30 miles off the coast of Connecticut; and 2) the deployment of a Russian missile in apparent violation of a U.S. treaty was reported. Astrology is amazing.

Also in sync with planetary patterns, Mark Zuckerberg posted a 6500-page “mission statement” on his Facebook page that “reads like a state of the union address, tackling everything from fake news to growing anti-globalization sentiment.”  Now that is likely a deep, substantive and persuasive pitch for how to walk the talk, though I confess I have yet to read it.

What’s going on in your horoscope? When are you likely to be feeling provoked and/or ready for action?  Is this the right time for you to get married? Move to France? Go back to school? Awareness of planetary patterns in your unique horoscope offers confidence and coping strategies, improving your timing and your relationships.  Here’s the 411 on consultations

Meanwhile, as you may know I am a big fan of the Washington Post’s “Daily 202,” a news digest sent out via email by reporter James Hohmann (presumably with the assistance of a Really Helpful Staff). I am thrilled that many Avid Readers are finding themselves compelled to become paying subscribers to this fine newspaper! We’ve got ten more months of controlling Saturn reflecting the potential muzzling of collective belief systems, foreigners, education and journalism — all matters of concern to Sagittarius, where Saturn is transiting now. I am happy to pay WaPo for its efforts. Real news needs to taken seriously.

But there’s always room for improvement, as I noted two days ago, when Mr. Hohmann’s opening line was this:

THE BIG IDEA: President Trump should thank his lucky stars that Republicans control both chambers of Congress, because Democrats would be announcing a Benghazi-style inquest today if they could.

How does  Mr. Hohmann know that P45’s stars are “lucky”?  Were WaPo fact checkers asked to verify this bold, presumptuous statement? Did anyone consult with a professional astrologer? Why or why not? This is what I want to know.

And on that note…

Thank you for reading this forecast. Have a great holiday weekend!

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