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Rowdy Rudy in the Spotlight

Between Nov 2015 and Nov. 2017 Saturn passed opposite Rudy Giuliani’s natal Sun in Gemini and his natal Saturn. During this period, the man who had once been called “America’s Mayor” and at one time considered himself presidential material, hitched his star, his career and his good name to that of Donald Trump. As might be expected, considering the significance of these transits, this decision has come to represent a definite turning point in the way the public views Rudy Giuliani, though not in the way he might have hoped.


In Giuliani’s natal chart, Neptune in on the Ascendant. When I wrote about his horoscope last year (click here to see that article and on Rudy Giuliani to see the chart) I pointed out that this indicates a lack of boundaries. At the same time, Giuliani has Saturn on the Midheaven of his chart which indicates very strict boundaries. During his career as a prosecutor and a law-and-order mayor, it was Saturn that led the way. However, in his defense of President Trump, mostly what we’ve been seeing is Neptune.


This Neptunian influence has particularly evident during the past few days. Giuliani has become a central figure in President Trump’s apparent attempt to force the new prime minster of Ukraine to give him dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. Giuliani has spent a great deal of time during the summer traveling to the Ukraine and speaking to Ukrainian officials about the matter. The fact that there is no evidence to support any accusations of wrongdoing by Biden seems to be only a minor impediment.


Following the Moon: Sept. 28, 2019MoonImagePurple

I’ve never been shy about admitting when I get something wrong in one of these forecasts, so it only seems appropriate that I brag a bit when I get something right. In my assessment of the Sept. 14 Full Moon (click here to see the article and the chart) I promised that “some sort of deception will be uncovered” and that there would be significant “events involving government or figures of authority.” I also noted “that powerful forces are going to be at work and possibly in conflict. The configuration seems to describe one powerful entity uncovering major deceptions or errors in judgment on the part of another.”


I think that this was a pretty good description of the political express train that was the last lunation period. It began immediately after the Full Moon, when Adam Schiff announced his intention to subpoena the whistle-blower complaint and didn’t stop until it pulled into the impeachment station. I did get a couple of things wrong. I thought the inclusion of the Sixth House in this dynamic indicated matters involving health. Instead, it described a nation shaken by the actions of one lowly public servant. (The Sixth also rules servants.)


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Pelosi Pulls the Trigger

For the past several months Neptune has been moving back and forth across Nancy Pelosi’s natal Mercury. She’s been criticized for hesitating to begin impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. In truth, she had good reason to hesitate. A failed impeachment could spell disaster for Democrats in the next election. However, yesterday she had a change of heart.


The event that pulled Pelosi out of her Neptunian fog was President Trump’s self-serving phone conversation to the Prime Minister of Ukraine in which he apparently used the weight of his office and a threat to hold up military aid to encourage the Prime Minister to smear a political opponent. The astrology of this change, on the other hand, is a little more complex. (Click here to see a double chart with a partial horoscope for Nancy Pelosi, done for noon on her date of birth, on the inside and a chart done for the time of her announcement on the outside.)


One Wild Night with Neptune and MarsTurnerBrockImage

The release of Chanel Miller’s (better known as “Emily Doe” in the 2015 rape trial of Brock Turner) book has renewed interest in that case. Turner was charged with sexually assaulting Miller while they both were students at Stanford University. Both were present at a fraternity party in which a great deal of alcohol was consumed. After the party, Turner was caught attempt to rape Miller, who was unconscious, behind a dumpster.

Turner was charged and convicted in court but the sentence he received was considered little more than a slap on the wrist. Many felt that the fact that he was white, good-looking, an athlete and attending one of the premier colleges in the country had something to do with the lightness of his sentence. Protests erupted and the sentencing judge was recalled.


We don’t have a time of birth for Brock Turner, but a chart done for noon on his date of birth (click on Brock Turner to see the horoscope) reveals that he is a Leo by Sun sign. It seems rather appropriate that this young man, who became a symbol of white male privilege, would be born under the most royal sign in the zodiac. Another feature that jumps out in this chart is the conjunction of the Moon in Libra with Mars. However, the importance of this aspect depends on the time of birth.