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Important Points of Interest (for astrologers):
Full Moon on July 1st
at 9 degrees of Capricorn on the Mars/Pluto opposition
square the Nodes and sextile Neptune, New Moon July 15th
at 23 degrees Cancer square Uranus and trine Saturn, Full
Moon July 31st at 7 degrees
Aquarius conjunct Ceres which is inconjunct Venus at 00
degrees of Virgo that goes retrograde July 25th
and goes direct September 6th.
July 1st Venus
is conjunct Jupiter at 21 degrees Leo (the first in a series
on Venus/Jupiter conjunctions the others being Aug. 4th
at 29 degrees Leo and Oct. 25th
at 16 degrees Virgo), Mars is opposite Pluto on July 15th
and is square Uranus on July 25th
just as Uranus goes retrograde at 20 degrees Aries, Mars is
transiting Cancer until August 9th.
Transits, Attacks on Local Economies, and Currency Manipulation:
Last month, our
Congress granted the president the right to negotiate and "fast
track" the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) whose contents are
deliberately kept secret (although some aspects have been revealed
After this is fully negotiated,
the president would bring it before the Congress for an "up or down"
vote with no legislative authority to change it in any way.
This so-called treaty is said to
literally subsume all rule of law by sovereign nations to a
corporate backed international "tribunal" through which global
corporations could sue a nation if its laws prevented the
corporation to do whatever it wants to generate profits.
What we do not know is how this
international tribunal would "enforce" its rulings.
Interestingly, the concept of
was created back in the 1970s by
Pres. Richard Nixon to prevent Congress from interfering with
corporate-backed global trade agreements.
Let's bring this"
as to what this means for you and
Suppose an international gas
company wishes to "frack" here where I live in New York State,
depositing chemicals and waste products into the Finger Lakes and
all adjacent aquifers, ruining one of the most valuable fresh water
supplies (next to the
in our nation.
New York recently outlawed
fracking, after our local communities passed laws against it and
fought through the legal system and won the battle in court to
uphold these laws.
The TPP gives the gas company the
right to sue
through the international tribunal, for preventing them to profit
from fracking here, overriding the local rule of law.
A recent example of this is the
action of a Swedish company who manufactures nuclear plant equipment
and who sued the nation of
when they decided to systematically shut down their nuclear plants
after seeing the effects of the
In addition, we all
know that millions of jobs will be lost here in the
as they were when NAFTA and CAFTA were passed and implemented.
All labor laws and environmental
laws become useless and unenforceable.
Democracy is "tanked" as
billionaire heads of giant transnational corporations (who
nobody elected) can do whatever
they want wherever they want within the nations that are in this
partnership and if individuals or nations protest, they are simply
The implications of all this are
enormous and the TPP has a way to go before it is passed, but "fast
track" has already been passed by both houses of Congress. The
consequences of this are dire.
Last month, the
battle between the IMF, the European Union, and
emerged while other nearly bankrupt European nations are watching,
as is Wall Street.
if or when these nations leave the
Euro and the European Union, default on their loans, and go back to
their local currencies, what would these currencies be worth
and, most importantly, what would this do to the interconnected "web
of debt" in the global economy. Puerto Rico's governor just
announced they cannot pay their debts.
I mentioned in last month's
may be attempting to give their currency "special drawing rights" or
to be included as a
world reserve currency.
Meanwhile, the giant banks are
manipulating currencies, gold and
silver, on the derivative exchanges.
On July 25th,
Venus goes retrograde at 00 degrees Virgo and goes direct September
at 14 degrees of Leo.
The last time Venus went
retrograde in Virgo was July 27, 2007.
This coincided with the beginning
of the real estate "crash" due to the death of the sub-prime
mortgage "bubble", which led to the
2008 Wall Street
This current cycle of Venus
retrograde/direct goes over Jupiter three times, the last being in
Jupiter symbolizes "globalism and
expansion". The stars do not bode well for economies, here and
Instability and confusion will be
with us for a long while.
We will land with a "bang" the end
of November as Saturn (reality) is square
Rising, the Power of Women and the Meaning of Marriage:
Back in 2002, I
wrote an article in
Woman, a magazine in New Jersey
about the times ahead that highlighted the rise of women into
positions of global power.
It is my opinion that after
thousands of years of men suppressing and
subjugating women, we are moving
into a period where masculine and feminine energies will come into
balance and power will be shared.
This does not mean one sex
dominating the other, but a mutual respect of men and women for one
another - the "divine marriage" of these energies, united as one.
is so interesting that here in America, we already have three
women Supreme Court justices,
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has emerged
as a prominent and outspoken advocate for the people-at-large,
Secretary Hillary Clinton is running for the presidency again, Janet
Yellen was appointed Chairman of the Federal Reserve last year,
House Minority Leader (who was the House Majority Leader) Rep. Nancy
Pelosi wields enormous power in the legislature, just to name a few.
Olympian Bruce Jenner very
publicly transformed himself into a woman and claims he was female
on the inside all along.
Many women have
revealed that they have had to "behave like men" in order to rise in
our modern society that is characterized by ruthless individualism
and competition, the exercise of police and military force, and the
ability to push sympathy and compassion aside.
Many men have expressed that they
do not wish to be defined by these traditionally expressed so-called
Since the 1970s, our
culture has been struggling with what it means to be defined by our
biological sex and pushing society's traditional boundaries.
Since the early 1980s , gay,
lesbian, bisexual, and trans-sexual people have "come out" demanding
to be treated with equality of opportunity and respect in every
aspect of our lives.
The Supreme Court has now
officially upheld that LBGT people have the right to be legally
married in this nation. This is a victory for all of us.
The Supreme Court:
Last month, the
Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, the Fair Housing Act,
the Voter Rights Act, and legalized same-sex marriage. They
ruled against the EPA's anti-pollution ruling connected with
removing Mercury and other toxins from coal stacks, stating that the
EPA did not take into consideration the expense of doing so. They
ruled against a Texas law resticting abortions.
June simply "made history",
especially connected with civil rights and the people-at-large.
I expect major decisions to be
made between September and October of this year as well, as Venus
goes direct September 6th
and transits over Jupiter October 18th.
War and Violence:
I predicted in last
month's newsletter that there would be an increase in violence in
and involvements in the Middle Eastern Wars.
Two convicted killers launched a
dramatic escape from a prison in New York State
launching a manhunt consisting of 1100 police.
The middle of the month saw the
murder of 9 innocents in a church in Charleston, So Carolina by a
violent racist, that brought Pres. Obama to Charleston to deliver
the eulogy for the murdered minister of that church and State
This has led to a nationwide
outrage and demand that Confederate Flags be taken down at the state
capitols that display them.
What we are seeing is the 60s
revisited and it is connected to the Pluto/Uranus square that has
been discussed many times in this newsletter.
What is shocking to many people is
how filled this nation is with racist hatred and discrimination to
this day and how the horrors of the American Civil War still linger
in our society.
The recent shootings
by police officers of unarmed
black men and boys has brought out how entrenched suppression and
poverty for people of color are in our society and how far we need
to go, even though a black man is now a U.S. President, singing
"Amazing Grace" at the funeral.
all suffered targeted terror attacks by ISIS
on the same day. We need to be very careful this month since Mars is
transiting Cancer (the sign of the U.S.A.)
opposing Pluto and square Uranus.
Terror may visit our shores once
I am also concerned about
September this year and the 9/11 anniversary, with the Solar Eclipse
Neptune on the 13th
and the return of both Mercury and Venus to their 9/11 positions.
going on with regard to a U.S.
Agreement with Iran
are unlikely to be resolved this month.
The transits of Venus back and
forth would point to delayed decisions until the period between
September and October and, even then, questions will be raised with
regard to the "enforceability" of the inspections of their nuclear
will likely object to
agreements and become even more contrarian since Mars will transit
the sign of Leo Aug. 9th
through Sept. 25th
which is "warlike" in their birth chart.
Weather and Natural Events:
Mercury is conjunct Mars opposition Pluto, Mercury is square Uranus
on the 19th,
and July 25th
Mars is square Uranus.
These dates show
violent weather conditions, fires, explosions, and tectonic
Global climate change is simply
amplifying weather extremes that we would normally experience.
I would avoid extensive travel on
transits of Mercury and Mars in Gemini and their aspects to outer
ring planets symbolized a veritable explosion of historic issues and
themes expressing themselves on the stage of history. Many were
surprising, confusing, terrifying and inspiring.
My experience informs me that when
challenges are exposed, confronted, and fully addressed,
multifoliate solutions present themselves to us - an array of
innovative ideas that are shared among ourselves and lead to real
and substantive progress toward our collective salvation.
In the realm of
civil rights and social progress, we seem to be reawakening the
notion of "liberty and justice for all".
Not so in the core survival
spectrum of national and global economies and who benefits from and
A cartel of transnational
corporate heads and bankers are stamping out the ideals of
democracy, shared prosperity, a balance of powers - all the original
passions that motivated the founders of the U.S.
and inspired other nations throughout the world to move toward
They are "unofficial", hidden,
secretive, self-absorbed; and control 80 to 90 per cent of the
Too often, the public is
"clueless" about who they are
and their planned agendas.
They have the power and resources
to take us down.
Their "mistakes", especially in
the world of derivatives trade and resources, have international
They "buy out" legislatures, and
control prime ministers, presidents, and kings.
We the people need
Otherwise, it will take a
monumental collapse to do it for us.
I think we are just beginning to
open our eyes and come out of our long sleep.
The sun is rising and the clouds
Now is the time.
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The first chapter, "Pluto
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background of where we are now by recapitulating the big themes of
these years - Globalization, Financial Speculation, Religion, Law,
Education, and the Media.
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planets' transits: Uranus in Pisces (Mar. 2003 - Mar. 2011); Neptune
in Aquarius (Jan. 1998 - Feb. 2012) (Septile Pluto 2001 - 2011); and
Pluto in Capricorn (2008 - 2024), Uranus in Aries (2011 - 2018),
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throughout the book: Chapter 4 contains sections on the Worst-Case
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There are several doomsday
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references from well-respected professionals in their specific
fields. The author also shows, through previous astrological
patterns, how we are destined to repeat our mistakes with much
graver consequences unless we choose to raise our consciousness in a
way that connects us with every thread that runs through the
universe and to realize that we all individually and collectively
play a part in the future of our Mother Earth. The message that she
brings to the table is that we are all our brothers' keepers. The
book is concise and easy to read without the usual technical
vernacular used in most astrology books, although it provides charts
of nations and events to prove her points to the astrology student
or professional. A beautifully written book that provides hope for
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although the planets and heavens have patterns that are read as
given proclivities to certain events, they are not absolute because
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