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The Tangled Web of Jeffrey Epstein

In my analysis of the July 2 New Moon I noted that aspects between Mercury and Uranus involving the Ninth House of publications could bring us shocking news stories that would “upset the status quo.” I have to admit that when I wrote that I wondered what kind of story that could be. Afterall, since 2016 we have been fed a constant diet of scandals involving Donald Trump and his administration. After two and a half years of that, what could shock us?

And then along came Jeffrey Epstein. What makes Jeffrey Epstein’s story so attention-grabbing, aside for the general sleaze and pedophilia, is that it is nonpartisan. Both Donald Trump and Bill Clinton were known to pal around with him. Moreover, Britain’s Prince Philip and attorney Alan Dershowitz have both had their names crop up in lawsuits connected with Epstein’s first arrest in 2006, and there are hints that other famous names could emerge as the new investigation continues.

Let’s look at the history. In 2006, after an 11 month investigation, Epstein was charged with luring underage girls to his Palm Springs mansion and having sex with them. He was also accused of “giving” these young women to powerful men at parties and other occasions in his mansion in Palm Springs. Epstein did this, it was alleged, both to gain favor with these men and to blackmail them later on.

Astrology at Work: The Day George Lucas Nearly DiedLucasGImage

The 18 year-old George Lucas was not much a science-fiction fan. He wasn’t even a fan of movies. His primary interest at that age was cars and speed. His prize possession was a tiny, European sports car that he had bought with money he earned doing odd jobs while in high school, and his dream was to become a race car driver. All that changed on June 12, 1962 when Lucas was t-boned in his roadster by a much larger vehicle.

The impact was such that it tore Lucas out of his seatbelt and threw him out of the car, which was tumbling down the street like a kicked can. Bystanders who witnessed the accident assumed that the unconscious young man was dead on the scene but paramedics thought otherwise and they rushed Lucas to a local hospital. Lucas spend the next two weeks there hovering between life and death.

Looking at Lucas’s horoscope it is easy to see where he got his need for speed. (Click on George Lucas to see the chart.) Mars is placed very near the IC, giving that planet special prominence. Speed is just one of the things we associate with Mars. A more common association is the military or sports. However, Lucas is a Taurus by Sun sign with Taurus Rising and the Sun in the First House. He was not interested in the tough discipline and hard work that joining the military or seriously pursuing athletics would have entailed. Instead, he was attracted to the sensual pleasure of going very fast.

Following the Moon: July 2, 2019

The chart for the Full Moon on June 17 (click here to see that article and the chart) showed a pronounced tendency toward conflict, but there were also positive aspects that seemed to “drain away” at least some of the that hostility. Shortly after the Full Moon, right on cue, Iran shot down one of our drones and the U.S started preparing air strikes in response. At the last moment, President Trump, pulled the plug on the mission and some of that warlike tension was “drained away.”

The other big event of this lunation period was the Democratic debates. The debates provided some drama and some winners (Julian Castro and Kamala Harris) and losers (Beto O’Rourke and Joe Biden) but the disagreements between the candidates were incremental, so the battle of ideas that should be at the core of any real debate never happened. It was “drained away” in the search for sound bites.

Another important feature of the June 17 chart was the placement of Venus near the Ascendant. I read this as referring to women but, instead, it seems to have been about peace. Trump attempted to mend fences with the Chinese at the G20 Summit and then met with Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone between North and South  Korea. I had said that, since Venus was unaspected, the attention given Venusian matters would be mostly for show. So far, these gestures seem to fit into that category.

The Debates: Round One, Part TwoDonkeySymbol

My predictions on the last night’s debate were mostly on target. I had predicted that Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar would shine and they did. I felt that Beto O’Rourke lacked to aggressiveness to do well in this format and that Bill de Blasio was likely to appear too aggressive. Both those predictions turned out to be on the money. On the other hand, Elizabeth Warren did a little better than I thought she would.

Of course, the big surprise was Julian Castro, who is considered by some pundits to be the one guy who broke out to the pack in this debate. He is in the midst of a major Saturn Cycle aspect, and these aspects often give us a chance to show our mettle. That’s apparently what was going on last night. However, the Pluto aspect I mentioned is a long term affair and it is going to be drag on his ability to take advantage of  last night’s performance.

Now let’s look at tonight’s contenders. Click on the name to see what I wrote about this candidate in my “Contenders” series.