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August 23

ALL IN THE TIMING

It was early Wednesday morning, precisely 02.49 am November 9 2016, in New York, when Donald Trump proclaimed victory in the US presidential election. I noted the time, watching from my hotel room in upstate Buffalo. Angry Mars had just entered collective Aquarius and was tied to a tight and testy semisquare to governmental Saturn. Trouble ahead...yes...given time!

It's over eight months later and antagonistic Mars is entering Leo. It's opposing the position it held when Trump casually uttered, “Sorry to keep you waiting complicated business; complicated.” Perhaps he never envisioned just how complicated it could get. A transiting New Moon is magnifying Mars, pouring fuel on the fire. It's due July 23.

There's another way to time the same troubles using secondary progressions. The Progressed Moon of the early morning Trump victory speech chart has just now reached Saturn, and is reflexively hard angled to the Mars. The orbs are virtually exact. And look at what's going down.

Congress pass Russian sanctions setting up a potential showdown with the White House. Media spokesperson Sean Spicer abandons ship and jumps for his sanity – or what remains of it. Wall Streeter Anthony Scaramucci becomes the new spin doctor for a President in constant chaos.

For a besieged Donald Trump, born with aggressive Mars rising, attack is the best form of defense. Already he has engaged the 'fake press', to publicly ridicule his Attorney General, and advised FBI director Robert Mueller to keep Trump finances out of the Russian probe. But what's the big picture saying?

SIGNS AND SEASONS

Last week I explained how Neptune timed turning points in the Trump phenomena. The first weeks of September and December 2017 and especially the third week of February 2018 should present enormous challenges to the President and administration. The last two look especially critical. Multiple astrological techniques support this Neptunian theme.

Astrologers of yore, cast localised horoscopes for the precise moment of the equinoxes and solstices. The charts offered a larger overview of the year's promise. Many traditionalists still work this way. The horoscopes are called ingresses (entry points) as they signify the beginning of the four seasons in a given location.

The 2017 Washington ingresses repeat an extremely rare pattern. Three of the four ingress charts have Neptune rising at the Ascendant and Saturn in the administrative Midheaven. Even the USA's solar return (Sibly chart) for 2017 duplicates this design. You can't make this stuff up! It simply is. Click here for the three Ingress charts

As Neptune rises in the three Ingress charts, a spectre hovers over Washington. A beguiling and deceptive atmosphere that is paralyzing progress. Partly because Neptune is moving retrograde and has been since mid June and is so positioned in the Cancer Ingress. And administrative Saturn is retrograde in the tenth house of government.

ANYTHING GOES

When it comes to dreamtime Neptune, people believe what they want to believe. Trump encapsulated this with his memorable – and highly revealing - quote, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters.” For his opposition, it is in the high hopes of his imminent impeachment or impending resignation.

The one clear phenomena - is the confusion. However, there are ways to demystify this whole Neptune cloud. They involve another repeating conjunction. The transit of Neptune arriving precisely at the USA's Secondary Progressed Sun (Sibly chart).

The conjunctions - that began April 30 last year - can hardly be coincidental considering the events. These are the times its happened and the times it will happen again.

NEPTUNE TO USA SP SUN CONJUNCTION DATES

APRIL 30 2016 - On April 26, Super Tuesday, Trump wins all five states in the Republican Primaries. April 27 Jared Kushner meets with Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak. On May 3 Ted Cruz withdraws his nomination and John Kasich follows on May 4, leaving Donald Trump the presumptive Republican nominee.

JULY 17 2016 – On August 16 Trump announces Mike Pence as his running mate. Trump is declared the Republican nominee by Jeff Sessions at 17.57 hours July 19 and officially accepts at 22.19 hours on July 21. The following morning, at 7.52 am July 22 2016 Wikileaks releases 19,252 emails hacked from the Democrats.

MARCH 20 2017 – On March 20 2017 President Trump sacks FBI Director James Comey, who is conducting the investigation into Russian hacking of Democrat emails and Russian interference into the US elections. The FBI are also investigating whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russians. Trump claims the FBI are in chaos under Comey, which the FBI deny.

SEPTEMBER 6 2017 – Coming soon! This is the next time Neptune reaches exactness to the USA's progressed Sun. Notably the US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions has his own progressed Sun extremely close to the USA's SP Sun and he may be an important player in this forthcoming development. Connecting the dots will be crucial around this time.

FEBRUARY 15-17 2018 – It all hits the fan. I anticipate major drama around the leadership and that includes family connections such as Jared Kushner and Donald Jnr. Some of this will be a follow on from developments from early December. Feb 15 2018 will also coincide with a Solar Eclipse in opposition to the upcoming August 21 2016 eclipse and will be opposing Trump's Mars.

OCTOBER 22 2018 – Leading into the US mid-term elections and obviously a long way into the future. But somehow the events that have characterised the previous dates will factor into the election result. As with Neptune there can also be a pre election 'red herring' designed to hoodwink the unsuspecting.

JANUARY 08 2019 – The final transit of Neptune across the US Sibly Secondary Progressed Sun. It is followed, within the week, by a square from Jupiter – the eternal optimist. The one thing that we can assume from all of this is that the days of chaos and confusion are finally coming to an end.

That's my big picture from the national perspective. I'll be going into more detail in coming weeks.

THE PLUTO FACTOR

One swallow doesn't make a spring. Neptune, the gaslighting planet ticks all the boxes when it comes to the Trump lack of transparency and the diversionary Twitter spin. But there's also another very important planet involved and it's power player Pluto.

The last aspect of the USA's progressed Sun to Pluto was the conjunction of April 1973. That month Richard Nixon fired White House Counsel John Dean and the Attorney General Richard Kleindienst resigned. Nixon would eventually be forced to do the same.

The first aspect that the Secondary Progressed Sun has made to Pluto since that time, is the semisquare of May 2017. That's the month the US President sacked the head of the FBI.

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Aries or Aries Rising: The New Moon in a fellow fire sign, and attached to your ruling planet Mars, favours adventurous fresh initiatives. The time to gamble on your strengths, especially if you're born around March 22. A boon for the competitive and sporting Aries in a week to follow your passions. To look at your own personal chart, organise a personal and/or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top 

Taurus or Taurus Rising: The New Moon spotlighting the foundation area of your solar chart can synchronise with an active focus on your home and living conditions. It also unites with your relationship ruler, Mars, spelling fresh opportunity here. But the square also advises birthdays around April 20 to think first and act later. To look at your own personal chart, organise a Skype and/or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Gemini or Gemini Rising: You can be thinking this week that attack is the best form of defense. Events may be forcing you on the front foot here. Your best bet can be 'telling it like it is' or 'getting straight to the point' in a time of forthright communication. Have the courage of your convictions. Cars and transport may need extra attention. To look at your own personal chart, organise a Skype and or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Cancer or Cancer Rising: The New Moon is one of fortifying any recent new starts, commitments or projects. It may feature important purchases or financial consolidation. There are some vital resources that you genuinely need to acquire. Personal security is important now, but do have patience as steady progress will take time. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Leo or Leo Rising: The New Moon with pro-active Mars is firing up your sign. You feel the motivation more than most. Birthdays around August 24 may be getting more physically attuned. All the same, look before you leap. Impulse is strong but so is courage. Self assertiveness can take you to exciting and rewarding places, provided it's not overplayed. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Virgo or Virgo Rising: The New Moon spotlights the hidden recesses of your life. You may appreciate moving out of the mainstream. Life has a more reclusive and reflective feel. A time of undoing. Release and relax. Being the observer can benefit more than being the participant. That's when valuable secrets come to light. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Libra or Libra Rising: Be selective. You can be judged by the company you keep. The answer is for you to do the judging first. This New Moon can be a catalyst for finding, or redefining, your ideal 'in crowd'. Familiar interests will determine your true playmates now. Pleasures are always better when part of a shared experience. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Scorpio or Scorpio Rising: It's a competitive world out there. Sometimes you just have to play hardball or at the very least the squeaky wheel. This 'captain of your ship' New Moon, with your traditional ruler Mars, provides an energy overload for your keener ambitions. You get things done - and fast. But remember, if you're born late October, accelerators also require handbrakes. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising: Limitation can be a matter of choice - or sometimes simply habit. The August New Moon is asking you to supersede the habit and exceed the limitations. Beginners luck really exists. But you'll only discover it by doing something for the first time. Growth experiences are now in season. They make your world a bigger and better place. Travel can be an eye-opener. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details.  Top

Capricorn or Capricorn Rising: Trust is something that really should be earned, rather than blindly sacrificed. Particularly where it invokes your vulnerabilities or involves your possessions. New associations may soon be put to that test, or older ones reassessed. The positive payoff is a stronger bond and knowing who shares your values. Look at your own future prospects astrologically for the years ahead, organize a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin Click here for details. Top

Aquarius or Aquarius Rising: When a New Moon aligns with hands on Mars, and opposes your sign, motivation generally comes through others. Competitors can appear (take note birthdays around January 21) but also opposites can attract. Passions run high triggering an important new take on relationships. To look at your own future prospects astrologically for 2017 -2017 , organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed. Click here for details. Top

Pisces or Pisces Rising: Everyone's looking for the easiest road to Rome, but nobody's doing any walking. You know sometimes there is no magic solution. The actual answer is staring you in the face. But because it's too practical or it involves a bit of legwork, you prefer to look past it. This New Moon, with get your hands dirty Mars, is meant to refocus your gaze on reality and revitalise your work ethic. To look at your own personal horoscope, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details. Top

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