Saturn-Pluto and our Social Safety Net Chickens

Year 2020: Karmic Pile-Ups and the Social Order
Listening to C-SPAN Radio this morning my ears perked up when the discussion turned to Social Security issues and mention was made of the social safety net program’s crisis of 1982 and into the 1980s. Googling a bit I soon located an archived New York Times op-ed from May 20, 1982 concerning the “recurrent crisis” of funding the program, Social

Trump’s Second Wife Marla Maples

Again in the news is Donald Trump’s second wife, Tiffany’s mother Marla Maples. If you’re not in the mood for Marla, perhaps a nostalgic video on the gossip-y side can help: Did Marla Maples Cheat on Donald Trump?. Rumor was that her stint with singer Michael Bolton allegedly spurred Trump to propose marriage! Yet theirs was a tempestuous relationship through the years via several difficult

When Jupiter Returns to his Spring EQ 2019 position

A view of the Spring Equinox 2019 Horoscope shows Jupiter in 4th house (IC @12Sag10 conjunct US 1776 Ascendant in late afternoon charts). As you know, astrological Jupiter is strong in its own sign of Sagittarius (23:40) and can play many roles on various levels within mundane horoscopes: politician, banker, financier, donor, corporatist, lawyer, judge, entertainer, religious figure (exs: hermit,

Saturn-Pluto, Economic Recessions, and Eclipses

The 1981-82 Recession On November 8, 1982 Saturn and Pluto, both slow-moving planets of karma (reaping what was sown) met @27Lib36 as the unemployment rate in the US reached a distressing 11%. Of course, 1980 was no picnic either with unemployment at 7.5% so that the 1980s decade, aka, the Decade of Greed, began on a low note for millions of US workers particularly in the auto, manufacturing,

The Prenatal Eclipse of Inauguration 2021

DC Horoscope: Solar Eclipse December 14, 2020 11:16:26 am est Washington DC @23Sag08 10th house; Solar Hour; one retrograde planet: unaspected Uranus @7Tau07 Rx in 2nd house of the National Treasury (see chart, center upper). Ascendant 29AQ01, a critical or crisis degree, and conjunct the natal Descendant degree of Donald Trump so his natal ASC conjunct royal Regulus and natal Mars set in this

Astrology: The 2020 Potential for Beto O’Rourke

Beto O’Rourke official portrait; US Government [Public domain]Recently yours truly was asked why no post concerning the astrology chart of 2020 candidate Beto O’Rourke has appeared on Stars Over Washington. For one thing, an accurate birth time for Baby Beto is elusive though perhaps it will eventually turn up. Another reason is that I must agree with expert astrology Marjorie Orr who writes that

DC Horoscope: Scorpio Full Moon May 18, 2019

Image: Full Moon @27Sco38 May 18, 2019 Washington DC falling across the 2/8 (Taurus-Scorpio) axis of money, possessions, values, Corporatism and Big Business. Some forms of awareness, relationship concerns, and culmination or fulfillment are indicated. This Full Moon cycle began with the New Moon @14Tau11 of May 4, 2019 which conjoined our US Inaugural Ascendant (Oath of Office) traditionally