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!
President Trump couldn’t have chosen a more auspicious time to make his first major address to Congress and the American people. Uranus is still in an easy sextile with his natal Sun, and last night it was joined by Mars. Meanwhile, Jupiter has turned retrograde and is still trine his Sun and sextile his Moon. These are expansive, benevolent aspects and they helped Trump make a speech that was generally well received.
The only negative aspect to Trump’s chart last night was a square to his natal Saturn by transiting Mars (and Uranus), but it seems that this connection also worked in his favor. Saturn’s influence apparently allowed him to avoid the belligerent (Mars) tone that has characterized so much of what he has said during the past few months. Instead of picking fights, he seemed to be reaching out to democrats with a call for comprehensive immigration reform and a promise that the replacement for Obamacare would maintain all of that plans benefits.
Of course, Trump also promised to spend trillions on infrastructure, a wall along the Mexican border and a sizable military buildup. He managed not to mention what the Republican replacement for Obamacare might cost, but he did promise major tax cuts. It’s hard to see how he is going to get all this through a Republican congress that has spent the past eight years screaming about the federal deficit.
Though it's been almost a week since I got back from the N.C.G.R. Conference in Baltimore, I am still processing the information I obtained there. That’s how much I learned about the many different niches in the astrological field, and I was only able to attend one fifth of the lectures that were offered. However, I can say that highlights of the conference, for me, were the lectures offered by Nadi Smirnova-Mieau and David Cochran.
Nadia Smirnova-Mierau is a nuclear physicist from Russia. She made the case for a scientific validation of astrology through a new understanding of gravity, an understanding that goes beyond both Newtonian physics and the ideas of Albert Einstein. In this understanding of gravity, which has considerable standing in the scientific community, proximity and mass are not the only determiners of gravitational influence. Vibration and frequency are also factors.
At first glance, Milo Yiannopoulis would seem to be an unlikely hero for the right wing of this country. He is British by birth and he’s not just openly gay, he’s flamboyantly gay. And yet, Yiannopoulis is a senior editor for the alt-right Breitbart Newa and has become a favorite speaker and advocate for conservative causes.
Or at least, that was the case until yesterday, when he was disinvited to speak at a major Republican event because of remarks he made regarding pedophilia. Milo tried to draw a distinction between consensual sexual relations between an adult and a youngster who is sexually mature but under the age of consent, and sexual contact forced on a prepuberal child. This proved to be one step too far for many of his conservative fans.
Some people say that the main reason the Trump hired Reince Priebus to be his Chief of Staff is so that Steve Bannon would have someone to beat up when he woke up cranky after his afternoon nap. Recently, however, Trump has found another use for Priebus. His Chief of Staff has become the latest Trump surrogate to be thrown into the President’s ongoing cage match with the press.
The question that Priebus had to answer was whether or not the press was (as President Trump recently tweeted) “the enemy of the American people.” Priebus answer was, to paraphrase, “of course they are.” After all they report allegations that come from unnamed sources. Since he was born in 1972, Priebus might be forgiven for not remembering that this same sort of reporting established the wrong doing of Richard Nixon.