A fun spin on serious cosmic stuff! Wendell C. Perry has 40 years experience studying astrology and how it impacts personalities & relationships. He's written two books & published articles in astrology magazines. He's happy to share this website so that you, too, can have fun with astrology to help you in everyday life!
Presidential debates are generally boring affairs. A moderator asks questions that both candidates fully expect, and they answer with excerpts from their stump speech. Yawn. More important, with just a few exceptions, debates have never had a big influence on an election. However, the one coming up on Monday could be different.
This is partly because of the two candidates. We basically have two people running for president that around half the people in the country don’t like. A lot of people will be watching just to see if Clinton sneezes, thus revealing that secret health crisis that she’s been hiding. Others will be on the edge of their seats waiting for Trump’s latest inanity. The polls show that the election is still close, so a slip up by either candidate could be important.
But what makes me interested in Monday’s debate is what’s going on in the horoscopes of Clinton and Trump. Both have significant transits that night which could lead them to go off their script and create some fireworks.
The news that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt has got a lot of astrologers looking at their horoscopes. What strike me is that both are being strongly impacted by the current square between transiting Saturn and transiting Neptune. The influence of this aspect has been evident in our politics for quite a while. Now it seems to have invaded popular culture.
In the horoscope of Angelina Jolie Neptune is square her natal Neptune (which is in the 5th House of children) while Saturn is conjunct that planet. In Pitt’s chart Neptune is opposed to his natal Uranus while Saturn is in his 1st House square that planet. (Click on Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to see their charts with today’s transits in the outer circle.)
You have to feel sorry for the people running the Emmys. Considering the giant sprawl that is television right now, with all the different networks and the proliferation downloadable programming, trying to break it all down into easy to read categories must have been a nightmare. Another problem is that so much of the programming is good. Singling out certain programs or actors as “winners” seems almost pointless.
But, of course, they did it anyway, and on Sunday night Rami Malek, star of Mr. Robot, won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Malek is a Taurus, born May 12, 1981. (Click on Rami Malek to see a chart done for noon on that day.) Astrologically, he had plenty of things going for him that night. Transiting Jupiter was about halfway between his natal Jupiter and natal Saturn and trine his natal Venus. Jupiter brings bounty, and for Malek that bounty came in the form of a golden statue.
During the past few weeks I’ve written articles pointing out the perils of prediction with astrology, and the fallacy of expecting astrology to give us “control” over all the indefinites in our lives. (Click here and here to see the two articles.) Some people might wonder what it is that astrology can do. The fact is that, even with these limitations, it can do plenty.
The first thing that astrology does well is “when”. Even when the nature of an event or change seems obscure, transiting aspect and progressions are very good at telling us when the change is coming. Sometimes the accuracy with which an aspect can time an event is amazing, particularly with transits. Other times, the timing might be off by one or two degrees. Of course, most important events in our lives don’t happen instantaneously, but involve a process, so even when the aspect doesn’t coincide with the culmination of the event, its influence can often be seen somewhere during the process.