Saturday, September 30, 2017

Price Out

We've seen here, here, and here that when Trump loses or fires a staff member, a Ceres transit is the astrological correspondent.  For this particular event, transiting Ceres (removal/loss) at 1 Leo is opposite Trump's progressed Ceres at 1 Aquarius on the cusp of his Sixth House (health and service). 

I suggested there would be one or more scandals in this time frame here.  

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Hugh Hefner

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has died.  We all know him as the man who brought sexuality into mass-media, but in the 1960's and thereabouts he was also an ardent supporter of racial equality in a time when it was not always fashionable to be one.  He thus represents a "free speech" and "equal opportunity" champion of the likes of which we have not seen on the Left in recent years.  This libertarian streak as well as other facets of his character are visible in his horoscope.

ApollonianPallas square Mercury.
DionysianPallas widely conjunct Pluto.
Apollo is strong and Dionysos is perhaps somewhat less strong.  On "The Axis of Good and Evil" this puts Hefner on the "Statist" side of the "Libertarian" quadrant.  Pallas-Pluto aspects are  common in those who can strategically exploit Plutonian urges (such as sex).

CapitalistVenus widely sesquiquadrate North Node
CollectivistVenus in Pisces
Looks like a Leftward lean, economically. 

ConservativeNorth Node in Cancer
LiberalMoon in Pisces and South Node in the Fourth House

The Verdict: 
libertarian-ish ethics + collectivist economics + cultural liberalism
        --> libertarian-leaning leftist or "Left Libertarian"
There is a Bloodbath Formula on the chart, but Hefner has not publicly displayed violent tendencies as his "Apollonian" Pallas aspect is enough to keep it in check.  It may, however, be an argument for a personality that is highly controlling of others.  
Some other points:
T-Square with Mars-Jupiter in Aquarius in the Fifth (entertainment through publishing of "communitized" sex) opposite Neptune in Leo in the Eleventh (imagery plus self-expression plus mass culture) square Saturn in Scorpio in the Third (tangible product plus sex plus communication).  

Moon and Venus in Pisces in the Sixth (daily work environment consisting of images of the feminine).

Uranus on the Seventh House cusp: disrupting (the traditions of) relationships/marriage.  

Mercury in the Seventh rules the MC: a career based on communications in the area of relationships.

Chiron in the Eighth: wounds/healing/adjustment in the arena of sex.  

If you look at transits for Hefner's death, you will see a preponderance of Chiron-related transits.  Chiron can kill. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Manafort Wiretap Scandal

We've seen in previous posts that Jupiter-to-Pallas transits tend to coincide with ethics scandals, particularly when bad behavior (Pallas rules ethics) is revealed to the public (Jupiter). 

Well, transiting Jupiter at 25 Libra is conjunct the US solar arc Pallas at 26 Libra and trine the US Pallas at 26 Aquarius.  It's probably fair to expect more revelations of wrongdoing in America in the next few days. 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

St Louis Violence's-acquittal

Pallas represents intelligence, logic, ethics, and one's decision-making and truth-determination processes.  We've seen from many previous examples that Pluto-to-Pallas transits tend to mark ethical crises and/or periods of very bad behavior.  We've also seen that hard transits from Saturn to Pallas also mark periods in which one's normal decision-making process is impaired.  So, bearing these in mind, transiting Pluto at 16 Cap is sextile the St Louis (Nov 9 1809) Pallas at 20 Pis (and very tightly sextile the Pallas-Pluto midpoint at just before 16 Pis) , and transiting Saturn at 21 Sag is square the St Louis Pallas

Monday, September 11, 2017

Florida Power Outage

I've been linking power outages with Ceres-Pallas configurations. Pallas for intelligence, Ceres for the taking away of things. Today, transiting Ceres is at 25 Cancer (a water sign, get it?) opposite the (March 3 1845) Florida Pallas at 0 Aquarius (the water bearer, an air sign). 

Friday, September 8, 2017

JLaw Blames Hurricane on Trump

President Trump has no shortage of faults, but it's probably safe to say that he does not cause hurricanes. 

When people do (or say) uncharacteristically irrational things, it's usually one or more hard astrological transits against their natal and/or progressed Pallas (representing intelligence).  So here are Jennifer Lawrence's transits for the day (or the day after, I don't know) the actress, who is normally known for being "down to earth", publicly displayed signs of changed mental function.  Jupiter is square her Pallas (normally a transit associated with ethical scandal), Saturn is quincunx her Pallas, and Ceres is conjunct her Pallas (something we see in power outages when cities "go dumb"). 

I'm probably still going to see that new movie of hers. 

Friday, September 1, 2017

DACA to Die?

President Trump looks poised to let the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, lapse

Against the US Sibley chart, transiting Saturn (restriction) is currently square the US Neptune (foreign elements) and opposite the US Mars, resident of the Seventh House of "others" and ruler of the Twelfth House (foreigners) and Fourth House (homeland).