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Setting all hypocrisy aside, the Trump Family Wants More Migrant Workers for Family Businesses in spite of Trump’s campaign promise to create thousands of jobs for American workers.
Hypocrisy, simple irony, or both?
Do you think the very public presidential spotlight on the family’s business activities has turned out to be brighter than expected? You know, along the lines of “who knew healthcare was so complicated?” Everybody knew but Donald!
When Summer 2017 begins in June there will be a Sun Cancer-Moon Taurus vibe in the air, something of a Moon-Venus influence with Cancer ruled by the Moon and Taurus one of Venus’ favorite signs.
If you wish, view the horoscope of Summer Solstice 2017 with Trump’s natal planets penned around it. The chart is set for Washington DC as representative or symbol of our entire nation. Mr. Trump’s first natal planet to rise in the solstice chart is his quirky, radical Uranus in communicating (sometimes duplicitous) Gemini so we’ve got that going for us.
But what about the lovely Moon-Venus vibe we were talking about? This is a blend of energies that can result in excellent teaching abilities, shrewd perceptions, and subjective prejudices (not necessarily in that order!) along with a certain fussiness and values that are rooted in the past. I can think of a few neanderthal politicians who could be described by such rootedness but let’s not mention any names of the culprits.
Now in their masterful book, Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzi Harvey give three ‘Images for Integration’ which refer to the conscious (Sun) and unconscious (Moon) minds and energies working together for best results. Under the influence of the practical Water-Earth combo of Sun Cancer-Moon Taurus they are:
“A family photo album…A flourishing family business…A painter captures the taste and smell of a landscape.”
Oh and did I mention that this combination relates to the concept of ‘smother mothering’? Now maternalism we might have had to some degree with a Hillary Clinton presidency but instead the US government was taken in a different and well-worn direction–of “smug and strong-armed paternalism” (18 Capricorn, Jones) with the wrong-headed goal of perpetual war now more set in stone than before by neocons, Vulcans, and war profiteers.
So as the warmongers have their way with the tax payers’ money, Summer will begin and zoom toward a disruptive Solar Eclipse coming in August (29 Leo), an eclipse that ‘hits’ the natal Ascendant (physical body; Self) of Mr. Trump and ruffles his rising Mars in Leo. Will the Jupiterian Mr. Trump act as “The Great American Eclipse” visible across the entire country from Oregon to South Carolina?
Can the effects of the August 2017 eclipse , the first repetition of the 1 North Saros Series since it manifested in August 1999 as the ‘King of Terror’ eclipse predicted by Nostradamus, be symbolized as a hidden meaning of Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan? Sounds a bit too coincidental to me…but I’m the suspicious type!
Rob McConnell, host of The X Zone Radio broadcasts, interviews astrologer and life coach Judi Vitale:
The The X Zone Radio line-up of guests includes a variety of astrologers, UFO proponents, and speakers on other otherworldly topics, and broadcasts live from Canada five nights per week (Mon – Fri) though podcasts and other formats are available 24/7 for your convenience.
On August 6, 2015, yours truly enjoyed being interviewed by Rob and I have been invited back soon concerning Political Astrology which I write about at Stars Over Washington, and my populist views concerning the 2016 Election Campaign!
And here’s a note about the Ted Cruz poll at the top of the Stars Over Washington sidebar – the poll closes February 29th so mosey over and vote, if you please (you know you want to) on the Cruz suitability issue!
It is my considered opinion that John F. Kennedy’s only grandson, John (Jack) Schlossberg, son of Caroline (our new ambassador to Japan), favors his Uncle John Jr more than he favors his grandfather Jack Kennedy.
Feel free to disagree!
Jack, age 20 and studying emergency medical technology at Yale University, is being haled as a handsome lad and with this who could disagree? Recently he spoke at the 50th anniversary of New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, and was on hand for the photo shoot of his mother being sworn in as ambassador to Japan.
Some folk are calling him a “budding statesman” though unfortunately he may want to be careful to not become too popular with the public if he enters Politics, if you know what I mean.
Here’s a Tumblr page http://kennedylegacy.tumblr.com/post/3815450742/jfks-only-grandson with more info and some early photos, if you’re interested.
Born on January 19, 1993, Jack Schlossberg is either a Sun Capricorn (unless born after 8:30 pm est) with Moon in Sagittarius, or a Sun Aquarius with Moon in early Capricorn (Moon to 00Cap00 at 9:48 pm est.)
Capricorn is, as you know, the sign of government, law, and business and is ruled by conservative Saturn while Aquarius is ruled and co-ruled by both Saturn and Uranus. With his natal Venus exalted in compassionate Pisces, support for Aquarian humanitarianism may be found with Sun in Aquarius, sign of the Water Bearer (his birth hour is unknown.) Plus, natal Pluto in Scorpio, sign of regeneration and medical procedures, supports his interest in medical studies.
January 19, 1993 falls into the 13 North Saros Series of Solar Eclipses and the initial Solar Eclipse of 13N manifested on August 14, 1776 @22Leo. As you also know, the rest of the signatures on the Declaration of Independence were penned on August 2, 1776 which is in range of the 13N eclipse (2 weeks prior or after) and syncs the beginning of a new nation with the start of a new eclipse Series.
There are other factors in the natal chart of Jack Schlossberg that indicate political links with America (ex: natal Mars Rx conjunct US natal Sun in Cancer) but this post is about to end now so…
Something about Senator Ted Cruz
A US Senator since January 2013, Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada on December 22, 1970 as the Sun reached Capricorn, sign of government, law, and business (birth hour unknown.) His ‘reigning need’ (Tyl) is shown by Moon in Libra, ruled by evaluating, attracting, sometimes vengeful Venus, a planet associated with money. Libra’s Airy nature denotes intellectual and legal interests along with creativity shown to best advantage by a use of balance though a certain emotionally detached attitude may be present.
No, the harmony preferred by Libra, Venus, and a Venus-ruled Moon (emotions, feelings, moods, physical body) aren’t always in store for a man born with a gracious helping of powerful planetary aspects relating to his natal Sun (ego; willpower; the Quest) and Mercury (thinking processes; planning; communications) and young Sen. Cruz sports a few such aspects which have provided him with the inherent motivation and drive to reach that pinnacle called Capitol Hill.
You may wish to read a further analysis of his planetary aspects on my Political Astrology site Stars Over Washington where a fuller astro-portrait may be found.
Since the Moon remained in Libra for the 24 hours of Dec 22, 1970, a precise birth hour isn’t required in order to consider Sen. Cruz’s Sun Cap-Moon Libra combination of energies with the Sun signifying the conscious mind (adult) and the Moon denoting the unconscious (child), and of course the unconscious mind tends to be the more powerful motivator of the two. Getting them working together is the height of successful creativity and ‘self-actualization’ and the square (90 degrees) between Capricorn and Libra supplies the dynamism one must have in order to ‘make the effort’ necessary to succeed.
Sen. Cruz’s Sun and Moon signs, one ruled by conservative, austere Saturn, planet of the status quo, the other by Venus, as noted, above, gives a Venus-Saturn signature (loyalty but dissatisfaction) which is further emphasized by a natal opposition between Venus (Sco) and Saturn Rx (Tau) across the intense Taurus-Scorpio axis of Values and Money, in mid-degrees. Plus, Saturn in Taurus is quite determined to be a preserver of values, an attitude helpful in Politics, yet whose values is another question entirely.
Curious fact: the ‘King of Terror’ Solar Eclipse that Nostradamus warned us about–August 11, 1999 @18Leo21–has Mr. Cruz’s position of Saturn (16Tau17 Rx v 16Tau52 Direct) which basically makes the difficult *’Mother of All Eclipses’ Cruz’s Saturn Return, age 29, a time when responsibilities should be accepted and increasing maturity is expected–or else. For as you know, Saturn is a karmic planet bringing along a reaping of what was sown in the past.) Naturally, all who were born around 1970 have planetary links to the 1999 eclipse and the May 2000 Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn may be of great personal significance for them as well.
Sun Cap-Moon Libra denotes our brazen junior senator as a crusader who duels with shadows and who possesses a paradoxical personality that’s conservative yet liberal. And though he seems to be in charge of his well-regulated life, an ‘ideas v action’ motif may be noted. Yet with his purposeful outlook, he can achieve most anything in life though negative thinking may interfere at times. Feeling the weight of his duties acutely, the serious Senator Cruz is inclined to be opportunistic, skeptical to the point of cynicism, and pedantic in any particular area he considers his expertise.
If a cause is deemed to be worthwhile, Sen. Cruz is happy to enjoin the fight with cunning shrewdness and a dry, factual approach. Although he prefers to behave politely (Uranus in Libra), he wants his words to have dramatic punch. Business and financial astuteness may be in evidence with much support from natal Jupiter in Big Business Scorpio, the sign ruled by ruthless, overbearing Mars-Pluto influences.
At age 42, Senator Cruz may be yet to learn that a ‘stiff upper lip’ isn’t always the best solution to other people’s problems, or to his own; a heavy sense of justice which ‘must be done’, plus, a healthy self-opinion refuses to allow his ego to be trod upon which are tendencies aided by the cool, emotionally detached Libra Moon. Thus, any criticism can seem to ‘roll off his back’, as they say–including that of his fellow Republicans.
Now let’s close our Cap-Libra consideration of Ted Cruz with the most apt of three “Images for Integration” (conscious + unconscious) given for this combo by Charles & Suzi Harvey in their excellent book, Sun Sign-Moon Sign–it has a quaint, knightly flavor to it:
“A visionary statesman fights a duel to see justice done.”
Somehow I can easily imagine the senator challenging an adversary by smacking him with his grey morning gloves, can’t you?
*Since the brutal WTC attacks of 9/11/01 and America’s subsequent brutalities and over-reaches, we see clearly what Nostradamus’ warning involved in preparation for the much-touted New Millennium. One basic reason it’s called ‘The Mother of All Eclipses’ is because it falls into the 1 North Saros Series. The initial 1N eclipse occurred on January 4, 1639 @13Cap48 (opposite US natal Sun of July 4, 1776 thus personalizing the August 1999 eclipse for our nation’s presidents, the White House, and the American people–in Astrology’s past-present-future kind of way.)
Additionally, 1N is the Pre-Natal Eclipse Series of the JFK Assassination Nov 22, 1963 and of the First Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 by Freemason President Harry Truman.
For historical context, check out Events of January 1639 if you wish.