US Pluto return

The astrology of the Biden/Harris ticket

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I actually started this post a month ago when there were twelve candidates and it was a bit overwhelming.  Then the choice narrowed down to a more manageable number, but there was still always a possibility that there would be a wild card option that would come out at the last minute and all my work would be for naught.

I believe that Susan Rice (born 11/17/64, time unknown) was likely Biden’s favorite option for his vice president.  – if she’s born after noon her Moon conjoins Joe’s Moon which forms a sympathetic bond.  Her Sun conjoins his Sun and his Venus for great affection, and her Mercury conjoins his Sun suggesting that she understands him easily.  His Mars is in Scorpio and hers is in Virgo so she would aquiesce and not confront him.  She would have been the more comfortable choice for him, and I suspect that is why the decision took so long (other than, of course, the summer of retrogrades!!).

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You may remember that Kamala Harris was my choice for president so I am unabashedly enthusiastic with this decision.  I don’t usually like to express my bias in political posts, but to me she represents the exact balance of  diversity (Tamil Indian, Afro-Jamaican – American), intelligence, pragmatism, and charm that is needed right now in this political climate. As VP candidate she will likely be the nominee for president in 2024 which will mark the end of the US Pluto return so the choice of vice president is more critical now than ever.

If you missed my post on Kamala Harris you can find it here, and here is my profile of Joe Biden.

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By |2020-08-12T08:09:36-04:00August 12th, 2020|Politics|7 Comments

The 2020 Solar Return of the US – aka Happy July 4th

us-solar-return We celebrate July 4th as the birthday of the United States, and most astrologers use the Sibly chart for the astrological symbology of the United States (here’s why I use it).  I thought it might be a good time to look at the current astrological forces affecting the United States right now in the midst of a global pandemic. Please note: In writing posts which may have a political bent I try to be as neutral as possible and simply report on the astrology.  However, occasionally my bias may seep through.  I have no wish to censor the comments, but any comments that serve no purpose other than to inflame WILL be deleted. 

As you may know if you’ve been reading this blog, or other articles about the astrology of the US, we are heading into a return of Pluto to its position in the US chart.  Pluto, being the Lord of the Underworld and all, is not a gentle giant.  He has a powerful impact through destruction of the darkness which eventually allows for illumination.  But in the process, we sometimes must go through that Dark Night of the Soul before we can get to the light.

A bit of history

America’s Plutonic journey began back in 2000-2001 when Pluto transited the ascendant in the Sibly chart.  On August 6th, the day that  a report warning of an impending attack by Al Qaeda was presented to President George W Bush, Saturn in Gemini (tests and challenges) formed an exact square to Pluto in exact alignment with the US ascendant at 12 degrees Sagittarius.  The rest, as they say, is history.  Not long after that in 2006, the US progressed Mars (aggression, […]

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By |2020-07-04T16:30:09-04:00July 4th, 2020|Politics|2 Comments

Thoughts on the astrology of the remainder of 2020

I was asked to create a video for the Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship on the astrology for the remainder of 2020, and I thought that was a great idea in light of how the entire world has changed since I wrote my forecast for 2020.  Here it is for you!  If you like these videos please subscribe to the channel.  Sorry, there is no transcription for this video but I hope you enjoy it anyway. ❤️

 


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By |2020-07-04T09:24:07-04:00June 19th, 2020|Featured posts, Planetary cycles|26 Comments

Current events from an astrological perspective: Black lives suddenly matter, and other news

One thing we might be wondering right now is why the time is suddenly ripe for the US to embrace the Black Lives Matter movement.  Marches to protest the murder of George Floyd by the police (represented by Capricorn – the structural foundations of society) have spread like wildfire around the world.  Even Mitt Romney is marching in protest.

The killing of black people in America isn’t new.  When black people were brought to this country in slave ships, many died along the way.  Others were killed trying to escape, or if they didn’t behave.  After the civil war, black people were killed as they tried to make a new life post-slavery.  Black people were killed during Jim Crow.  Black people were killed during the civil rights movement.  Black people are consistently killed by police at higher rates than white people.  We can argue the reasons, but the statistics are clear.

The Black Lives Matter movement began officially in 2014 after the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. At the time, the world was in the throes of a challenging square alignment between Uranus, planet of revolution, in the sign of Aries the warrior, to Pluto, planet of destruction and transformation, in the sign of Capricorn the structural foundation.  This major planetary cycle lasted between 2010 and 2017, overseeing shifts of power and control across the globe. And yet, the BLM movement was marginalized and not taken seriously until the killing of George Floyd.  So why now?

The (Sibley) chart for the United States featured Pluto, the planet of death and creative destruction, in the second house of possessions and money.  The early slave owners for the most part considered their slaves possessions rather than human beings (we could […]

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By |2020-06-11T13:53:56-04:00June 10th, 2020|Politics|12 Comments

Sunday thoughts on racism, pandemics, and social justice

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The problem with trying to predict the future using astrology is that the present is always changing the future as it unfolds.  Five years ago, looking ahead to the Pluto return in the US chart which begins officially next year, I could not have predicted the changes that would take place in the United States.  I’ll be writing more about that in the months to come.

Today, though, we find ourselves at the intersection of a global pandemic and riots over racism in the US as the result of yet another murder of an unarmed black man at the hands of white police.  White Supremacists groups are planning an escalation of a race war that will overthrow the liberal democratic principles on which the country was founded.  Some call this the “boogaloo,” a civil war for the 21st century.  These anti-government activists are encouraged in a tweet by the President of the United States to commit murder.

As the Pluto return tightens its noose, the darkness in the US that is usually hidden will continue to emerge, and this is a frightening prospect.  However, Pluto’s domain is the kind of transformation that comes when darkness is set on fire and burned.  Then, out of the ashes, the new reality can be reborn.  In 1967, in a speech called “The Other America,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said that riots are the language of the unheard.  I know a little bit of this rage.  I grew up an unhappy child in a family that disliked me, and found every opportunity to criticize and minimize.  When I found my voice as an angry teenager they threatened to send me to military school.  My anger didn’t arise from […]

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By |2020-06-01T13:37:02-04:00May 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|20 Comments