The astrology of Santa Claus? (Now that would be a great chart to have!) Not exactly, but there’s an asteroid namesake of the jolly old elf himself, just as spritely and mysterious as the original.
It’s the reddest of red states, but the red flowing in Alabama’s political streets today is the blood of the Republican Party. In a close, hotly contested race, Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Judge Roy Moore on Tuesday, sending political shockwaves through the country.
It’s been too difficult to keep up with the flood of accusations of sexual misconduct lately, even if one wanted to. Since Jupiter entered sex-and-scandal-obsessed Scorpio in early October, with rape-and-coercion-oriented Aristaeus conjunct the Sun, it’s almost impossible to enumerate the mighty who have fallen.
On Friday, December 1st, 2017, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pled guilty to a charge of lying to the FBI, and agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia during the election, and subsequent acts which may constitute obstruction of justice on the part of the president.
Just think of this as the sexual misconduct anti-anthem for “Abraham, Martin and John”: “Anybody here seen a decent gentleman? Can you tell me where they’ve gone?” Following the blockbuster revelations of Harvey Weinstein’s serial sexual harassment and worse (with more than 90 women now alleging abuse), a seemingly unending parade of sexual misconduct allegations have surfaced aimed at celebrities and politicians.
On 30 October 2017, Special Counsel Robert Mueller fired the first salvo of his investigation into Donald Trump, indicting former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort on 12 criminal counts, including conspiracy against the United States, money laundering, and making false statements.
“It was like an asteroid fell from the sky.” — Eric Paddock, brother of the Las Vegas shooter, on his stunned reaction to the news
Unfathomable. The amount of carnage one determined human being can wreak, in ten minutes of indiscriminate shooting into a crowd, is simply unfathomable. 59 dead, 527 wounded, in the worst mass shooting in US history.
Or does he?
The Moore in question here is Judge Roy Moore, twice-elected and twice-deposed former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, who recently won a run-off primary election to emerge as the Republican candidate in the Alabama Special Election for Senate, to replace Jeff Sessions, who resigned to become US Attorney General in the Trump Administration.
On Friday, July 15th, 2016, newly-minted Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tweeted his choice of running mate: Indiana Governor Mike Pence. This simple electronic transmission began one of the more unusual partnerships in modern American political history
On August 21, 2017, the United States will experience a rare celestial event – a Solar Eclipse whose path of totality cuts a swath straight across the country from sea to shining sea. Entering the US in Oregon, the eclipse sweeps over the Rockies, the plains, through the heartland, and exits via the Deep South off the coast of South Carolina.
Donald Trump will be 71 on June 14th, but his Solar Return actually falls a day earlier, at 2:39 PM EDT on 13 June 2017. It’s not at all unusual for the Sun to return to its birth degree a day earlier or later than the official birthday, but what is unusual is having other points exactly conjunct the Sun at the time of its return.
As defined by the Twentieth Amendment to the US Constitution, passed in 1933, each administration begins at 12 noon on January 20th of the year following a presidential election. Thus, all US administrations (unless they succeed mid-term due to the death or resignation of a sitting president) have essentially the same structural dimensions: a Sun at 0 Aquarius conjunct a late Capricorn Midheaven and a mid-Taurus Ascendant.