Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Some Predictions for 2018

I was recently back on Coast to Coast for their New Year’s prediction show. I only had one hour, rather than my usual 2 hour slot. When you subtract the commercials it was 34 minutes of air time, hardly enough space for me to clear my throat, let alone make connections between my yearly prognostications. So let me put a few of them in order here.

As I’ve been reporting for some time, we are heading towards the Great Capricorn Alignment beginning in late 2019 and lasting for several years. That is the most prominent energy we are facing during the coming years. There will be a conjunct of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. The Saturn-Pluto combination will be the most intense part of it and last the longest. It implies serious power struggles, manipulation, lying, and a sense of lawlessness that will be shocking and violent.  

Uranus will enter Taurus in May 2018. That will have a huge effect on our financial markets, as well as all of the technological interplay we all engage in on a daily basis. Taurus rules money. Uranus, as many of you know, is the most erratic and unpredictable of planets. It tends to be explosive and unstable. We will have a stock market crash at some point with this planetary placement. The last time Uranus was in this sign was from June 1934-May 1942. I think we can all agree that it was one of the most unsettling periods in human history. The depths of the depression brought unemployment to between 25% - 50% depending on what country you are examining. The Spanish Civil War lasted from 1936-39.The 2nd World War began in 1939. And so on. Now, this in no way implies that we are going to have a Great Depression and another World War. Each transit of an outer planet takes place within its own time line, and with other transits and progressions occurring. But with the world heading towards that Capricorn transit that will culminate on America’s Pluto we could be facing a showdown of massive proportions. 

Long before he even won the Republican primary I’ve been writing that Trump is a stroke waiting to happen. He was born under a Full Moon eclipse with Uranus conjunct his Gemini Sun. The Sun (Leo) rules the heart and blood as it leaves the heart. The opposite sign of Aquarius and its ruler Uranus rules the blood as it returns to the heart. When there is a conflict between the Sun and Uranus it implies instability in the circulatory system. I have many charts of friends and clients with this configuration who have succumbed to a heart attack, stroke or other aneurism. 

In 2020 Saturn and Pluto will be in opposition to Trump’s Saturn, which rules the 5th house in his natal chart. That is the house that rules the heart. That will be the most obvious timing for an event. Of course, if he worked out, ate asparagus and arugula, and meditated he could avoid the circumstances. As it is, it’s just a matter of time. But, can our democracy survive this presidency? I’d say it’s 50/50.

Author's Notes: February 2018

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I walk a thin line with this newsletter. Every month I receive emails from readers, some asking me to limit my political perspective, others asking me to increase it. As time goes by I often ask myself: Am I an astrologer or a political pundit. And is it possible to be both? I believe it is, but at a price.

My personal view can dissuade some from following my astrological perspective, no matter how I express it. But I do not believe that astrology is separate from life – it is part of everything we experience and the decisions we make daily. We are living in a most unusual time in America. I have always leaned left in my politics. But I don’t blindly follow any partisan ideology. My opinion is always based on the situation at present. I agree with certain ideas that are seemingly antithetical to my basic core if I believe they have a deeper or logical purpose. I try to view each issue on its own merits. I didn’t care for G.W. Bush’s point of view and felt that his policies threatened our world, especially in the case of Iraq. But even then I thought he truly believed in his perspective. I never thought he was an evil man or wished to destroy our foundation just that he was misinformed and short-sighted. I have many friends whose politics differ from my own, and at times have heated debates, during which hopefully we each learn something. I believe in a back-and-forth tug between opposing ideologies. It helps us each see things we may not otherwise be exposed to. But this is different. The chasm between the parties is unreachable. We are like a married couple who shout at each other across the kitchen table, and neither can hear what the other is saying. 

Donald Trump is not a man of integrity or an ideologist of any sort. He couldn’t care less about any philosophy or human goal. He is a racist, a cheap crook, a conman and ultimately a destroyer. For those familiar with my work you know I’ve analyzed his chart numerous times. He was born on a Full Moon eclipse with Uranus, the most unnerving, caustic and explosive of planets, near his Sun. This alone makes him a dangerous and unpredictable energy with no regard for rules or order. If he were a scientist or a poet this configuration could possible lead to creative innovation or radical philosophy. But it hasn’t. He was raised by Fred Trump, a bigoted close-minded little man, and Donald has never learned the most basic understanding of compassion, or human values. He has Mercury, the planet that rules our thinking and speech, in square to Neptune. This creates a mind that literally doesn’t know truth from fiction. His continued lies and derisive comments are part of his nature. He has never known nor cared what was accurate or hurtful, only what helps his agenda. And that agenda is only about money and power. He will use anyone he can and destroy anyone who dares to stand up to him. One of the greatest indignities and embarrassments is watching career politicians in the Republican Party who have spent their lives working towards ideals they believe in kowtowing to this empty suit of a demigod and destroying the very purpose of their professional lives in exchange for a tinge of power. Sad. Unfortunately a number of them believe in the underlying cause that Trump amplifies. Their desire to dismantle the “safety net” that has become the foundation for America’s growth and world leadership will have devastating effects on the soul of the United States for a long time, as they chip away at all attempts to create an equitable society where all people can rely on the most basic of comforts in which to raise a family and live a life of fulfillment.

As we continue through the nightmare of the Trump presidency I watch with increased horror as this person deconstructs everything our nation and the world has worked so hard for generations to secure. He has no knowledge of science, art, literature, medicine, or the environment, the very things the president of The United States is meant to protect. He embraces dictators and denounces democracies throughout the world. He is tearing apart the foundation of our system and it will take a generation to overcome the damage he is creating. His attacks on the free press, his disregard for normal decency, his embracing of a violent, bigoted side of the political spectrum have all empowered the most radical close-minded in our nation. And his stacking of the courts with ultra-conservative judges will affect us for generations.

We do need many changes in our society to continue to grow: including tax reform, revised immigration laws, and other issues that should be addressed in a bipartisan government. But they have been clouded and corrupted by this administration and this congress. Change is never easy; it always has the potential to be painful and upsetting. But tearing apart the foundation that we all stand upon is never the solution. And Donald Trump has no idea what he’s doing, only that he is disrupting the status quo with no plans to rebuild it in a better or more secure structure.

Whether you agree or disagree with my political point of view I hope you understand that it is my love of America and my hopes for a better future for our children, animals and the very fate of humanity that motivates my perspective and my outrage.

This month we will see a lot of Uranian energy being emitted. Venus, the Sun and Mercury will enter Uranus-ruled Aquarius, and they will each aspect Uranus. The Full Moon on January 31st will be at 11 degrees 37 minutes of Leo with the Sun at the same degree of Aquarius, and it’s a Lunar Eclipse. After a month when so many planets were traveling through restrictive Capricorn we will see many alterations happen over the next 4 weeks. Uranus wants radical and sudden change. It demands freedom and can create upsetting circumstances to ensure change and an unfettered environment.

Because we are at a point in our political history when the nation stands at as important a crossroads as we’ve ever seen, each time the astrological energy shifts there is the potential for upsetting and difficult decisions. This is a time when we will all be asked to make a stand, and the results of our collective choices will aim America on a path it will take a generation to complete. That makes it so very important that we each question exactly what kind of America we want to live in. The question seems to be: will American democracy survive the Trump presidency? Can we still believe that time and history will pull us back into the center and away from the right-wing edge that we are close to falling off?

A century ago, on each Election Day, the political bosses would send their associates to the polling places to hand out cigars and five dollar bills, ensuring that their party received enough votes to remain in power. We have worked strenuously for a hundred years through legislation and grass-roots movements to alter that egregious manipulation and to guarantee to some extent an honest election based on the needs and desires of the populous.

Well, as the French say: the more things change, the more they stay the same. A number of corporations including Walmart’s have announced that they will be handing out bonuses to their workers, citing the recent Tax Bill as the cause of their largess. The price has gone up, but the concept has remained the same. A hundred years ago a full meal in a local restaurant cost about sixty-five cents. Today it’s about $40. So essentially we are being given a cigar and five dollars and being told how to vote. It would be a crime against democracy if this ploy works. These corporations will receive billions and billions of dollars as a result of the shifting of wealth in this country to the top percentile. So they will hand out a few millions of those ill-gotten gains to placate their workers and help lean them towards voting Republican in the next election. The transparency of this act is astounding, but unfortunately it could work, at least to some degree. People vote with their wallets. Often they vote against their best interests either because of an underlying issue that motivates them, or because they are hoodwinked into believing that it in fact is in their best interests, only to find the truth further down the road. 

My astrological analysis tells me that there is, in fact, going to be a blue sweep across our land in November 2018. I’ve analyzed an enormous number of charts, including America’s the NYSE, Trump, Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Russia, and too many to name here. I hope to put out a video powerpoint presentation soon so you can all see what I have. And despite the best efforts to thwart this shift of power, I believe it will come to pass. But that doesn’t mean that we are suddenly living in a Frank Capra movie where congress unexpectedly finds its soul and they all work together towards creating a greater world. By 2020 we will see the chasm between the “tribes” grow to a point where violence and militaristic intervention is a real possibility.

With great love and hope for our nation and the world.


Sunday, March 6, 2016

On Sunday March 6th at 1:04 A.M. EST this dreary aspect will compete. This isn’t a very easy transit, and a lot of us may feel the pressure and limitations of Saturn, especially if that planet is heavily aspected in your natal chart or you’re going through a severe Saturn transit at the moment. This is a day to focus on what’s most important. You must look at things from a realistic perspective and get your work done. This completes early in the morning, so its effects will be felt Saturday night. But it will set up the energy for Sunday as well. Even though the aspect will be waning, its energy will continue to be felt early in the day. But because the Sun will be sextile to Pluto Sunday night, that aspect will take over and change the feelings a bit. Don’t waste your time on frivolous issues. Try to complete anything that is hanging over your head. I wouldn’t plan an important date or other social activity for Saturday. The energy will be limited and not very affable.

Monday, April 7, 2014


On Sunday April 20th at 3:25 A.M. & 7:05 P.M. EDT we come to the beginning of completion to this Grand Cross. This energy has been building up for months. We’ve seen some of the reactions in the world, including the situation in Crimea, Syria, and on Wall Street. Jupiter blows thing out of proportion, so we should expect the problems to be exacerbated over the next few weeks. This pass of the Uranus square Pluto completes tomorrow, although its effects have been felt for some time and will continue to be felt for a long while.

Thursday, January 30, 2014


The next New Moon falls on Thursday January 30th at 4:38 P.M. EST at 10 degrees Aquarius 56 minutes. The day or two leading up to it will be a particularly low energy period. If you tend to be emotional this may be a very trying time each month. I have found that people with prominent moons or a Cancer Sun, Moon or ascendant respond to the cycles of the moon more intensely than others. Spend this time finishing up anything that is incomplete, don’t try to initiate new projects on a waning moon, it just won’t work out. Once the New Moon hits you begin new projects or attempt a new approach to an existing problem. If you have been living in a situation or involved in a relationship that is intolerable or has outlived its usefulness this would be the proper time to move on with your life. If you have been working on a project that is almost complete but you seem to lack the energy for the finality, you must push during these low energy days to end the matter once and for all. If you don’t, when the New Moon arrives it will bring this “dead” energy along with it and conflict with the newer force being presented. Each month we are offered a chance to clean house, so to speak.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


On Wednesday January 1st at 1:54 P.M. EST the Sun and New Moon conjunct this most stressful non-planet. When there is an aspect close to a New Moon it represents that energy that lunar cycle will display. With Pluto in close proximity we can expect some more stressful times ahead. This month will be about power struggles and hidden agendas. You can expect to uncover some secrets which will have to be dealt with directly. Pluto in Capricorn will release a lot of things buried in the unconscious. Pluto is in conflict with Saturn (ruler of Capricorn) during many difficult world events. They were in square in 1940 as the Second World War was starting to heat up. They were in opposition when the World Trade Center was destroyed. At the moment they are in mutual receptivity with Saturn in Scorpio, which is helping us cope with the mess we’ve been in for the last few years. With Pluto conjunct the New Moon in Capricorn we can expect to see some manifestations of the repressive energy of Capricorn coupled with the deep and probing power of Pluto.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

On Sunday December 29th at 1:28 A.M. EST we will all be a bit willful. Because this conjunct happens in Capricorn it will be a little restrained, but the underlying attitude will be arrogant and demanding. If you have something to say you will say it now, so try to phrase things in an honest but non-aggressive manner. With Mercury in square to Uranus now as well (see below) it will be easy to overstate your case or just lose your control altogether.

Also on Sunday December 29th at 3:48 P.M. EST Mercury will also square Uranus. This is a very dangerous and excitable transit that demands our attention. Communications and travel will be especially disruptive and we should all pay attention to the here and now. It’s very easy to be distracted by Uranus. People may fly off the handle or say things they will regret later on. Try to use caution in your speech. Some brilliant ideas may come to some, and if you can control the urge to leap before you look, you will be able to institute some of them. With Mars just past the opposition, and the Sun about to square Uranus as well (see below) this could be an explosive holiday week.