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Aug 28, 2018

Sept 1 through Sept 30 2018

Saturn trine Uranus all month
Saturn direct Sept 6
Mars goes into Aquarius Sept 10.
Jupiter sextile Pluto Sept 12
Pluto goes direct Sept 30, at 18 degrees Capricorn.

Saturn trine Uranus. Saturn is at 2 degrees in its own sign of Capricorn with Uranus at 2 degrees Taurus, triggering any 2 degree planet or point in your chart. How your planet or point is triggered depends upon the sign your natal planet or point is in. Contact Patty for a quickie interpretation for you. Globally, this indicates relative harmony in practical affairs. Activity may be behind the scenes, or at least quiet, regarding business and money, with situations becoming more stable and practical.

Pluto is stuck at 18 degrees Capricorn all month. If your birthday is about the 10th, 11th, or 12th of the month, this degree will relate to your Sun sign. How depends upon which sign you are.

Sept 1: Moon still in Taurus.

Sept 2: Moon goes into Gemini and creates a quarter or half Moon with the Sun in Virgo. Slightly challenging irritating day, especially for Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. Libra and Aquarius can help Gemini, with Taurus and Capricorn helping Virgo.

Sept 3: good communication day, with creative ideas cooperatively accepted. Leo and Libra good tegether and may give a wonderful social event. Also good for Aries, Sagittarius, Gemini and Aquarius.

Sept 4: Moon goes into Cancer.

Sept 5: Day begins with iffy communication that gets changed. Grandiose or expensive ideas are brought into reality by the one in charge. Mercury then goes into Virgo through Sept. 21, changing communication to practical detail. Good time for Virgo to put your detailed plans into action. Taurus and Capricorn are pleased with the practical communication. Pisces may be irritated and then disappear because of requests for practical detail. Gemini and Sagittarius are also irritated with detail. Cancer and Scorpio have the opportunity to bring leadership and management to practical plans. Leo and Libra are neutral. Aquarius and Aries adjust to minutiae. The Sun and Moon are getting along, bringing harmony to all.

Sept 6: Saturn goes direct at 2 Capricorn 32; has been at that degree since Aug 12 and will be at 2 degrees all month, emphasizing any planet or point in your chart which is at 2 degrees. This means, whatever the planetary relationship (aspect) is, you experience a full month of it. Moon goes into Leo this morning.

Sept. 7: Great day to communicate the practical, money, structure or something established. Should be good for corporations, meaning jobs, and perhaps news of corporations locating to the USA. However, they may be rain or an appointment does not show up. The practical (think Virgo) tries to interact with the creative (think Pisces) to no avail.

Sept 8: Moon goes into Virgo, joining Mercury. Also, tension or challenging day for relationships: work is demanding attention instead of social life. Cooperation is lacking today.

Sept 9: New Moon in Virgo. Good day for Virgo, Taurus, and Capricorn. Pisces may feel pushed. Cancer and Scorpio have the opportunity to be invited or involved in a practical endeavor. Leo and Libra are neutral. Gemini and Sagittarius are irritated with detail. Aquarius and Aries adjust to requests for detail or procrastination.

Sept 9: Venus goes into Scorpio through Oct 31. Venus goes retrograde in October, extending its transit in Scorpio. Your loved one is closely intense. Scorpio is especially intense and focused on managing, Taurus has stubborn relationship control issues, Leo and Aquarius will know stubborn financial situations. Cancer and Pisces enjoy good love life and possibly good finances. Virgo and Capricorn have the opportunity for good finances. Libra and Sagittarius are neutral. Aries and Gemini adjust to intensity and seeming being controlled.

Sept 10: Moon goes into Libra. Mars goes into Aquarius through Nov. 12. Activity focuses on groups and perhaps friends. Aquarius is very focused on their groups and goals. Leo will experience relationship control issues. (Remember relationship means one-on-one interaction, not always romance). Taurus and Scorpio also experience control issues, perhaps personnel and money. Gemini and Libra enjoy social time with friends and successful group endeavors. Aries and Sagittarius have opportunity for inclusion in group activity, both business and social. Cancer and Virgo adjust to seemingly sudden control situations and perhaps unexpected visits from friends. Capricorn and Pisces are neutral.

Sept 11: Very nice day. Practical, detailed endeavors receive cooperation from the money person and the one in power; or a strong person. Especially good day for Virgo, Capricorn and Scorpio, followed by Taurus. Cancer may have a good day if you do not feel confronted; it is not personal. 

Sept 12; Moon goes into Scorpio. Jupiter sextile Pluto. Repeat of Jan 15 and April 14 2018. Opportunity for financial renegotiation to balance. (The signs are Jupiter in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn). The key is cooperation and common sense. The money-manager is offering to manage large monies to stabilize and secure the situation. (Could this be the Mexico NAFTA re-negotiation?) Scorpio and Capricorn are leading others to security and stability, helping Taurus, Virgo, Cancer and Pisces. Again, Cancer is helped if you are not too sensitive and feel confronted, which is not the intention. Do not take it personally.

Sept 12: Also today, a relatively small entity is trying to push the status quo, which could result in a stand-off. However, if the same entity takes the opportunity to co-operate with the established one, it will go well. Personally, Scorpio may push Taurus too far, resulting in Taurus’ famous, although rare, temper tantrum. Cancer and Pisces can help Scorpio, with Virgo and Capricorn helping Taurus.

Sept 13: Communication is vague, incomplete and unsatisfactory; people do not show up; the extreme is untruths abound. This is for everybody. Oh, it may rain. The flip side is creativity and fantasy good, like the movies or Utube.

Sept 14: Sun and Moon getting along. Good opportunity for practical and economical endeavors and is good to create the opportunity. Good relations between Virgo and Scorpio, to include Taurus, Capricorn, Cancer and Pisces. Everyone has a nice day. In the evening the Moon goes into Sagittarius.

Sept 15: Practical, detailed plans or communication goes well, with proposal for a plan finalization of financial reorganization. The day is quietly good, especially for Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus, followed by Scorpio and Pisces.

Sept 16: First quarter Moon in the signs of Sagittarius and Virgo who are irritating each other. Gemini and Pisces are also restless and perhaps irritated and irritable. The quarter Moon looks like a half Moon in the sky and indicates mild change. Aries and Leo can help Sagittarius; Taurus and Capricorn may help Virgo.

Sept. 16: Also today, the idea put forth Sept. 11 may be publicized or talked about today. Good day to communicate detailed, practical plans or ideas to the financial person. Virgo and Scorpio working well together, but good day for everybody.

Sept 16 through Sept 19: Mars in Aquarius is square Uranus in Taurus. If you have a one degree planet or point in your chart, it will be activated. That it lasts three days means it is important. Globally could be a group of fanatics assembling, trying to force change on the status quo. The subject could be religion, equal rights or money. Remember that Uranus is in the sign of Taurus and was last at this point July & Aug 1934, end of April 1935. Mars at that time was in Libra, throwing the status quo off balance. Then it was the Great Depression, with lack of jobs and food. The banking system changed back then, too. Now we have changes in trade agreements, hopefully to better large groups of people. We also know from the news that equality is being demanded. As the saying goes, “it will be interesting.”

Sept 17: Moon goes into Capricorn.

Sept 17 USA: repeat of March 27 and will repeat Jan 28, 2019. Contused communication and news to dissolve the office of the presidency, throwing the country off balance. The news or communication is inconsistent, vague and incomplete. This is a process that is focused a few days around today, seems to go quiet and re-focuses around Jan 28, 2019. 

Sept. 18: Hold on! Day of almost forced change. The energetic entity with advanced, or group plans is pushing the status quo for change. The relationship situation of Sept 11 is strongly activated. Globally a fanatical group may push an established group. Personally Aquarius is strongly, stubbornly pushing for change, with Taurus sensing it the most, followed by Leo and Scorpio. Everybody is put off balance today, but Gemini and Libra may help Aquarius, with Virgo and Capricorn helping Taurus.

Sept 19: . The day is quietly harmonious for everyone, especially for the earth signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, who should receive mildly beneficial situations. Then the Moon goes into Aquarius at 7:51 pm, joining Mars in Aquarius, perhaps triggering the 9/16 through 9/19 situations.

Sept. 20: Virgo-like, detailed communication about plans. Should be low-key, with the subject the harvest or health care. Good day for Virgo to put forth your plans. Taurus and Capricorn may help. Pisces may believe they are being asked for too much detail, as may Gemini and Sagittarius. Cancer and Scorpio have the opportunity to be involved in a practical project. Leo and Libra are neutral, with Aquarius and Aries adjusting to what they consider trivial detail.

Sept 21: Mercury goes into Libra through Oct 9. Communication now focuses on relationships, cooperating and balance. Good time for Libra to put forth plans. Aries may be asked to cooperate instead of going it alone; Cancer and Capricorn enjoy verbal challenges. Gemini and Aquarius enjoy good communications; Pisces and Taurus adjust to more direct, or even bossy, communication. Virgo and Scorpio are neutral. Leo and Sagittarius have the opportunity for pleasant communication.

Sept 22: See-saw or quincunx Sun and Moon, Morning feelings are off-balance with either far-out or advanced ideas not being understood. However the Moon goes into Pisces at 08:27 am, smoothing things. Later in the day, communications are off-balance, with requests for cooperation put on hold for consideration. Today requires adjusting to interruptions and when you do, your day is better.

Sept 22: Autumn equinox when the Sun goes into Libra: exactly at 09:54:00 pm EDT, and will be in Libra through Oct 23. Libra shines with balance, cooperation and social life. Aries is asked to be included in social affairs, Cancer and Capricorn are challenged by social events or relationships, but they enjoy challenges so this will be fun. Gemini and Aquarius enjoy great social events. Leo and Sagittarius have the opportunity for social events, friendships and travel. Virgo and Scorpio are neutral. Pisces and Taurus adjust to a busy time.

Sept 23: First half of the day full of challenging communications. The younger is challenging the established elder to soften and cooperate. By late evening, the situation should be harmonized, with good communications regarding groups. The same younger one cooperates with the leader of a group, solving the situation. Challenging communications for Libra, Capricorn, Cancer and Aries. Gemini and Aquarius can help Libra, with Virgo and Taurus helping Capricorn. Excellent communication for Libra and Aquarius.

Sept 23, 24, 25 USA: Assertive activity brings good situation to the presidency. A good situation brings self esteem and possibly good financial situations to the nation. This could be manufacturing returned to the USA.

Sept 24: Moon goes into Aries, creating a full Moon in the signs of Aries and Libra. This full Moon is argumentative between Aries and Libra, followed by Cancer and Capricorn. Leo and Sagittarius may help Aires, with Gemini and Aquarius helping Libra. The areas of the body for this full Moon are the head, kidneys and adrenal glands. Also today, another day when things do not go as expected, asking you to be flexible and accommodating to changes. When you do flex, your day is better, even though it is a full Moon.

Sept 25; Challenging day between relationships and work. The one in authority is challenging the established way of doing things, pushing for cooperation. Your relationship may challenge you to be social instead of work, interrupting what you think is important. Especially challenging for Libra, Capricorn, Cancer and Aries. Gemini and Aquarius may help Libra, with Taurus and Virgo helping Capricorn.

Sept 26: no exact planetary relationships.

Sept 27: Moon goes into Taurus, creating a see-saw, quincunx Sun and Moon situation.  Another one of those days when things do not go as expected, but is a minor resistance to a social event. Most of the day is actively harmonious and fun, especially with a group social event. Good day for Libra, Aquarius and Gemini.

Sept 27 USA: last focus day of a process or cycle that began Feb 2, repeated April 13. Happenings behind the scenes asking an ally or enemy to adjust their activities.

Sept 28: no exact planetary relationships.

Sept 29: Moon goes into Gemini and creates a harmonious relationship with the Sun. Good day for everyone, with light-hearted, good communications and feelings. Good day for a social event.

Sept 30: See-saw, quincunx day when things do not go as expected. Communication is not understood; people may be late; could be unexpected rain. Libra is not understood by Pisces, who may have retreated or disappeared. Remember these days ask you to adjust to minor changes, and when you do, your day is better.

Pluto goes direct at 18 Capricorn 45. If you have an 18 or 19 degree planet or point in your chart, it will be activated, how depending on the signs.

You may contact Patty for a short, quick, interpretation of any of these aspects to your chart.

Aug 12, 2018

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe blasted off at 3:31 a.m. EDT. Aug 12, 2018

This is exciting news. The bold comments are mine, Read on...

CAPE CANAVERAL – NASA’s Parker Solar Probe blasted off at 3:31 a.m. EDT. Aug 12, 2018 from Cape Canaveral Air Force station on its historic mission to the Sun. It is expected to reach the Sun in November, Sagittarius time: how appropriate because Sag symbolizes big things. The launch had initially been scheduled for early Saturday, but last-minute technical glitches ate away at the launch window, prompting a 24-hour delay. Mercury is retrograde!

Harnessing Venus’ gravity, Parker will complete seven flybys over seven years - a Saturn cycle - to gradually bring its orbit closer to the Sun. On its closest approach in 2024, the probe will be traveling at approximately 430,000 mph, setting a new speed record for a man-made object.

Scientists expect to shed new light on the Sun’s potential to disrupt satellites and spacecraft, as well as electronics and communications on Earth. Instruments on board Parker will study magnetic fields, plasma and energetic particles as well as imaging solar wind, a flow of ionized gases that stream past the Earth at more than a million miles an hour.

This may be interesting to those of you who ask me “what is going on out there?” And I reply that there were solar flares, intense radiation and more. We already know this happens.

The probe, which was designed and built by the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University, is also carrying more than 1.1 million names to the Sun. Members of the public were invited to be a part in the historic mission by submitting their names to be placed on a memory card.

Your astrologer’s name is included, and I have am authentic certificate. I hope you accepted NASA’s invitation, which was forwarded to you March 8, 2018.

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Aug 5, 2018

Aug 1 through Aug 31 2018

New Moon eclipse Aug 11
Mercury goes direct Aug 19
Mars goes direct Aug 27
Chiron is at 2 degrees Aries all month
Saturn is at 2 degrees Capricorn all month
Uranus is at 2 degrees Taurus all month
Neptune is at 15 degrees Pisces from Aug 3
Pluto is at 19 degrees Capricorn all month

Aug 1: Moon goes into Aries. Resistance to change from groups to an establish group. Mechanical things may glitch with the underlying cause electronics malfunction.

Aug 2 Sun and Moon getting along, meaning a nice day for everybody, especially for Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. Gemini and Aquarius have the opportunity for a mildly exciting day, with Libra possibly experiencing mild independence of the partner. Cancer and Capricorn enjoy a busy day.

Aug 3: Moon goes into Taurus. Any glitches from yesterday clear. Opportunity for the group or person with new ideas to have them accepted by a self-confident, youthful person. Good day for Aquarius, Gemini, Aries, and Sagittarius. Libra may feel a little less confident, along with Cancer and Capricorn. Aquarius is strongly putting for futuristic ideas for something new or for the group. Leo may either be not noticed or have opposition. Others are neutral.

Aug 4: quarter or half Moon in the signs of Taurus and Leo, who have stubborn challenges, followed by Scorpio and Aquarius. A quarter Moon looks like a half Moon in the sky and almost always portends change and being busy. Virgo and Capricorn may help Taurus, with Aries an Sagittarius helping Leo.

Aug 5: Moon goes into Gemini. See-saw or quincunx day when communication is misunderstood and changeable and your day does not go as expected. If you are accommodating to the interruptions, it is better. Expensive ideas or projects are thwarted because they are not compatible with the established procedure and budget. Leo is off-balance with Capricorn. Repeats Aug 29 when it is possible to accommodate and adjust to interruptions.

Aug 6: Sun and Moon are getting along again, revealing a day with opportunities for social fun, especially for Gemini and Leo. However, Leo is challenged and asked to re-evaluate because of budget constraints. Leo and Scorpio may experience financial control issues, followed by Taurus and Aquarius.

Aug 6: Venus goes into Libra through Sept. 9. Libra is cooperative, generous and loving. Aries partner may be asking for time together; Cancer and Capricorn have busy, slightly challenging month with relationships. Gemini and Aquarius enjoy good relationships and social life, with Leo and Sagittarius having the opportunity to join in social events, Virgo and Scorpio are neutral. Pisces and Taurus adjust to paying attention to your loved one.

Aug 6 and 7: From Minor geomagnetic unrest is possible on Aug. 6th and 7th when Earth passes through a stream of fast-moving solar wind. The gaseous material is flowing from a small hole in the sun's atmosphere. Wind speeds could top 500 km/s (1.1 million mph) according to NASA's STEREO-A spacecraft, which encountered the stream before Earth did. The solar wind intensifies life on earth because it compresses the earth’s magnetic shield. Insert picture. We are experiencing the cyclical solar minimum, meaning fewer sunspots.

Aug 7: Uranus goes retrograde at 2 degrees Taurus 33 minutes and stuck here for the month. If you have a 1 or 2 degree planet or point in your chart it will be activated. For those born in the late 1930's you will be experiencing your Uranus return, which is not printed in the older astrology books. You most likely will be creating change in your life, ow depending upon what house your natal Uranus rules. Back in the 1930's, when Uranus was last in Taurus, there were changes in the monetary system and which may happen again. Watch the business news. For your personal interpretation, please contact Patty.

Aug 7: other than above: a nice day with everybody getting along, with successful group activities. Your loved one is cooperative and may suggest a nice outing. Good day for Libra, Aquarius and Gemini who have a great social day. Aries may be asked to be included and it is an opportunity for improved relationships. Leo and Sagittarius have the opportunity for a good social day. Leo and Scorpio may experience control issues. Cancer and Virgo adjust to others taking control.

Aug 8: Moon goes into Cancer. Another see-saw or quincunx day when things do not go as expected. If you are accommodating to the interruptions, it is better. It may be hot and rainy, and people may now show up. Also, relationships are off balance because of insecurities or lack of confidence. Communications good after all this happens, so take the initiative to talk about things.

Aug 9: Venus and Uranus are at the 2 degree placement, indicating another see-saw quincunx day which does not go as expected. If you are accommodating to the interruptions, it is better. Libra and Taurus not understanding each other. Communication with everyone incomplete and misunderstood, especially between Leo and Pisces. By evening, everyone feels lonely and dissatisfied. It may be good to wait until Aug 18 to make decisions, especially since Mercury is still retrograde.

Aug 10: Moon goes into Leo.

Aug 10 USA: Continued, sustained opposition and confrontations to the office and the person of the president. This began Jan 15 and ends Oct 2.

Aug 11: New Moon eclipse at 18 Leo 41. Impetus for Leo to surge forward; Aquarius experiences relationship struggles; Taurus and Scorpio experience non-personal control issues. Aries and Sagittarius have a smooth day; Cancer and Virgo are neutral. Gemini and Libra have the opportunity to be included in a dramatic or opulent event. Capricorn and Pisces adjust to either control or extravagance.

Aug 11: also: extravagance is challenged (again) and stopped by the budget or budget-keeper. Leo and Capricorn do not understand each other. After 11 pm the Moon goes into Virgo.
Aug 12: Mars retrogrades, or travels backwards, into Capricorn until Sept 10. Any projects Capricorn had in motion may be triggered again, but the plans are still incomplete. Focus on the basics or structure of the project, which applies to everyone.

Aug 13: no exact astrological aspects.

Aug 14: Moon goes into Libra.

Aug 15: great day with good emotions and relationships. A good day to re-visit and correct communication and relationship glitches. Good day for Libra and Leo, followed by Gemini, Aquarius, Aries and Sagittarius.

Aug 16: Moon goes into Scorpio.
Aug 17: no exact astrological aspects.

Aug 18: quarter or half Moon in the signs of Scorpio and Leo, who experience strong financial or sexual control issues. Taurus and Aquarius have control situations. Cancer and Pisces can help Scorpio, with Aries and Sagittarius helping Leo. Also, communications clear and are harmonious, alleviating the quarter Moon tension. Leo is finally understood, with communication accepted and has good relationships.

Aug 19: Mercury goes direct at 11 Leo 31, the same degree as the full Moon eclipse back on Jan 31, possibly triggering that point in your chart. After today, it is safe for most of us to make agreements, sign papers and purchase electronics. For those of you with a retrograde Mercury in your natal chart, the past three weeks have been good for you but glitchy for us. (How do you know if you have a retrograde Mercury in your natal chart? When you look at your horoscope wheel, the symbol for Mercury will have an R/ after the last number.)

Aug 19: also: very nice day, even good weather. Finances for the idealistic or creative project or situation clears and goes forward. However, Mars is still retrograde, so the project may still need working on. Especially good day for Scorpio, Pisces and Cancer. Virgo and Capricorn have the opportunity to be involved, but Taurus may be pushed to think financially long term. Leo and Aquarius experience non-personal control situations. Others have a good day.

Aug 20: Harmonious day for all, but especially for Sagittarius, Leo and Aries, followed by Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.

Aug 21: Moon goes into Capricorn. See-saw or quincunx day when things do not go as expected, but better when interruptions or changes are accepted and adjusted to. The project put forth by Leo is thwarted by Capricorn and the budget and they do not understand each other. Anything too expensive is unsatisfactory and challenged by the budget.

Aug 22: Another see-saw or quincunx day. Whew! This time Libra and Pisces are out of sorts. Relationships experience mild irritations and one partner may not want to participate. Good to let the irritations go because they are minor.

Aug 23: Sun goes into Virgo, the sign of the harvest, through Sept 22. The shy Virgos are more outgoing, putting their plans forward in detail. Pisces seemingly has relationship opposition because the other is asking for dreaded detail. Gemini and Sagittarius are irritated with procrastination (not theirs, of course) and details. Taurus and Capricorn enjoy a good month with work. Cancer and Scorpio may be invited to participate in a practical project. Leo and Libra are neutral. Aquarius and Aries adjust to requests for detail. About noon, the Moon goes into Aquarius and forms a see-saw quincunx with the Sun, meaning the afternoon does not go as expected.

Aug 24: mild see-saw day with lack of self confidence in a practical project.

Aug 25: The Sun at 2 degrees Virgo, Uranus at 2 degrees Taurus and Saturn at 2 degrees Capricorn, revealing a practical, calm day. If you have a 2 degree planet or point in your chart it will be activated, how depending upon the signs involved. (Contact Patty for your personal interpretation). The earth signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are blessed today with their projects going well.

Aug 26: Moon goes into Pisces and creates a full Moon in the signs of Pisces and Virgo, with them having relationship irritability, possibly drawing Gemini and Sagittarius in. Cancer and Scorpio can help Pisces, with Taurus and Capricorn helping Virgo. The areas of the body associated with this full Moon are the eyes, feet and duodenal area of the stomach and small intestine.

Aug 27: Mars goes direct at 28 degrees Capricorn 36 minutes. Finally, after today stalled projects become activated and time seems to get back to normal. If you have 28 or 29 degree planet or point in your chart, it will be activated; how depending upon the signs involved.

Aug 27 USA: Continue restoration of self-esteem for the USA and the deficit.

Aug 28: Moon goes into Aries and forms a see-saw quincunx relationship with the Sun in Virgo, indicating another day when things do not go as expected, especially for them, Leo and Sagittarius can help Aries, with Taurus and Capricorn helping Virgo. Also, a lot of communication with possible stubborn arguments regarding something  expensive, which the comptroller wants to cut back. Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius have control issues. Cancer can help Taurus and Scorpio; Sagittarius can help Leo; Gemini and Libra can help Aquarius.

Aug 29: Another see-saw quincunx day, a repeat of Aug 5. Perhaps today what happened the 5th can be cleared by making adjustments. Aries and Sagittarius can help Leo, with Taurus and Virgo helping Capricorn.

Aug 30: Moon goes into Taurus.

Aug 31: Sun and Moon are getting along, indicating a harmonious day for everyone, be especially for Taurus and Virgo.

Aug 1, 2018

USA the second half of 2018

Solar Return, Progressions and transits

The USA’s birthday is July 4. The solar return for 2018 is active, with the Sun in Cancer in the first house, Pluto in Capricorn in the seventh house, the Moon exactly conjunct Chiron in the 10th house.

The Sun in the first house of the solar return indicates strong, active assertion for the country. The activity seems to be asserting or reasserting the ego and courage of the country and the strength of the office of the president. (Read below for the cautions)

Pluto in the seventh house of the solar return indicates strong interactions with both allies and adversaries. Pluto itself tears down to restructure and Capricorn indicates what was thought secure and structured will be transformed. Seems those treaties and agreements are in the process of being transformed.

The solar return nodes are conjunct their natal positions! This could be an opportunity for the USA to re-establish the reason for being. It is interesting that the north node of purpose is in Leo, the past node is in Aquarius the sign of being lost in the masses. This could mean the USA is to become well known and do for oneself wihotu being bound by past group or mass associations. The south node of the past is at 6 degrees Aquarius, the sign of the USA’s natal Moon. Solar return Mars is conjunct the south node at 8 degrees in the 8th house of financial trade deals. Past trade deals are resurrected to be renegotiated for the good of all parties (Aquarius).

The north node and Mercury are in the second house of money, with Mercury exactly opposing Mars. Oppositions mean one-on-one interactions, and Mars and Mercury love provocation and arguments. The higher good of oppositions is to achieve balance and let us hope the balance is the best for all parties after the public arguments.

The solar return Saturn in Capricorn is in the sixth house of the workforce, indicating steady, secure employment, even for older workers who want to work.

Solar return Jupiter is in Scorpio is in the fifth house of children, movie stars and sports. Scorpio is sex. The sex exploitation of children, movie and sports stars is being brought to light. Since Scorpio also transforms, these situations should eventually be righted. Scorpio also indicates money, so the contracts of movie and sports stars may be re-negotiated. Jupiter rules the higher office of the church, and the sex scandals of priests and bishops are being revealed, and just may reform the celibacy rule.

Progressions July 4, 2018, and are in effect all year:

The progressed Sun is at 13 degrees Pisces, a beautiful trine with the USA natal Sun at 13 degrees Cancer. This indicates harmony and right action from the third house of communication to the seventh house of the public and allies. Hopefully this will happen.

Progressed Saturn is at 3 degrees Scorpio, in a nice trine with natal Venus at 13 degrees Cancer. Progressed Saturn is in the 11th house of friendly organizations trine to the seventh house of allies and adversaries. There could be a measured, steady effort to have long-term, secure good relations with allies and adversaries.

Transits from July 4 to end of 2018.
Only the major transits, eclipses and stations.

Transiting Mars is conjunct the south node thrice: June 5, July 17 and October 2, indicating ongoing re-negotiations, re-emphasizing the solar return.

The eclipse of July 12 was opposite the solar return Pluto, setting off tense allied talks. The full Moon eclipse of July 27 - at 4 Aquarius 44 - also sets off the solar return nodes attempting to align the country to her purpose.

Transiting Mars direct on Aug 27 is within one degree conjunct progressed Pluto. The USA natal, solar return and progressed Pluto are in Capricorn in the USA second house of money and self esteem, which is obviously in the process of being transformed.

Transiting Saturn is opposing natal Jupiter, Venus, and squaring the midheaven. Not good. Venus is the ruler, or patron planet, of the tenth house of the presidency, and the opposition of transiting Saturn to USA natal Venus reveals continued, sustained opposition and confrontations to the office and the person of the president. This began Jan 15 repeats Aug 10 and ends Oct 2.

Transiting Saturn began its opposition to natal Jupiter Feb 12, repeated June 26 and ends Nov 12. Continued interaction with allies and adversaries, trying to balance responsibility with generosity and is not easy. Since Saturn is one of the death planets, there could be the breaking of relationship with either an ally or adversary. Saturn is transiting the west directing energy into the west, indicating losses.

Transiting Saturn began the square to the midheaven Jan 20, repeats July 31 and concludes Oct. 12. Coinciding with the oppositions fo Venus and Jupiter the presidency seems to be under siege from the population. Since transiting Saturn is in Capricorn, the siege is indicated as coming from old, established, fearful entities living in America,

Transiting Pluto began a square to natal Chiron in Aries, Feb 10, repeated July 7, ends Dec 17 2018. Crisis of self importance or courage in one aspect, and challenges to transform manufacturing in the USA in another.

Transiting Neptune in Pisces began a square to the ascendent in Sagittarius March 27, repeats Sept 17 and goes into 2019. Lots of rain with the possibly of floods and loss. Neptune is transiting the third house of the media, meaning some of news on those dates are incomplete and confusing.

Transiting Neptune in Pisces is quincunx - or see-saw - natal Saturn in Libra. This began March 27, repeats Sept 17 with concludes Jan 28 2019. News continues to confuse, distort or leave out facts related to finances and the office of the president.

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