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Alexei Navalny and the Power of the Ninth House

NavalnyImageIn my latest book, “Behind the Horoscope” I write about the Sun and the Moon in the astrological houses. Of the Sun in the Ninth House I say, “people with the Sun in the Ninth House gravitate toward exalted principles and high ideals . . . but most of all, people with this placement are prone to speak out and tell the world about what they think is right.” In other words, they are inclined to preach.

Of course, people with the Sun in the Ninth do this in different ways. Al Gore preaches to us about climate change, Whoopi Goldberg talks about politics and Martha Stewart focuses on lifestyle. However, there is no person in recent history to embodies the idealism and “preacher” mentality of the Sun in the Ninth House more than Russian dissident, Alexei Navalny. (Click on Navalny to see the chart.)

A.O.C. vs. M.T.G.BrooksSumnerImage

In 1856, when the United States was deeply divided over slavery, Representative Preston Brooks of South Carolina attacked Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts with his cane, leaving that outspoken abolitionist bloodied and unconscious on the Senate floor. Thankfully our nation has gotten beyond such undignified displays of partisan rage in our political dialogue, or have we?

Polls indicate that the country is almost as deeply divide now as it was in 1856. Once again we seem to be living in two different realms of reality. The friction that recently erupted between Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene seems to embody that divide. I thought it might be interesting to compare their horoscopes. (Click here to see a double chart with Ocasio-Cortez’s in the middle and a chart done for noon on Greene’s date of birth in the outer ring.)

Nicola Sturgeon and the Cycles of Saturn

Recent elections in Scotland returned Nicola Sturgeon to the office of First Minister, a position she has held since 2014. Sturgeon in the head of the Scottish National Party and one of the chief aims of that party has been the separation of Scotland from England. In a referendum in 2014 the Scottish people voted to remain a part of the UK but the Brexit vote in 2016 has got a lot of Scots wanting to take up the issue again.

After the referendum in Sept. 2014, the previous head of the SNP and First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, resigned. As his hand-picked successor, Sturgeon swept into his slot without opposition. In Sept. 2014 transiting Saturn was opposed to Sturgeon’s natal Saturn, one of the classic Saturn Cycle aspects. (Click on Nicola Sturgeon to see her horoscope.)

Saturn Cycle aspects frequently coincide with important turning point in a person’s career. Saturn bring us tests. If you are unprepared for these tests, Saturn Cycle aspects can be challenging. They expose our weaknesses. But when you are prepared, and you pass the test, these aspects can mark major steps forward.

Following the Moon: May 11, 2021GGAMoon

It didn’t take long for the Full Moon of Apr. 26 to do its work. (Click here to see the article and the chart.) I had predicted a surprising event or revelation involving a public figure and just a few days after the Full Moon the feds raided the home of Rudy Giuliani. I had thought that the event would involve finance and the charges currently facing Giuliani have to do with money.

Since Neptune was involved in the mix, I also predicted that news of this event would be spun in different ways to suit the agendas of different people. With prosecutors revealing little or nothing about the search, there was plenty of room for that sort of Neptunian conjecture and dissimulation.

The lunation also saw the fall of Liz Cheney. This was less of a Uranian shock and more of a Neptunian stumble, as the Republican Party continues its transformation from a respectable bastion of conservative ideology into a giddy, teenage fan club for a certain ex-President.