A DNA LOVE STORY

I have a heartwarming love story to share with you, one that has personally touched my life.  This story began about 5 years ago when I ordered genetic testing kits from 23andMe for my family & myself. We were curious to know more about our ancestral roots and wanted more information on our DNA, inherited traits and health risks.  My family had emigrated to the United States centuries ago from England, Germany & Switzerland, whereas my husband was born in Vienna, Austria.What fun we had once our results arrived! We all teased each other about how much Neanderthal DNA was in our genes, and were delighted to discover that we all shared the exact same maternal haplogroup lineage that originated 40,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent. We were relieved to learn that we had no serious inherited diseases, and I was intrigued to find out that I also had Irish, French, Italian, Scandinavian & Ashkenazi roots. However, after the initial excitement wore off, we tucked our packets away in a bookcase and forgot about them.

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The next chapter of this story began 6 months ago, right on the Full Moon in LEO & AQUARIUS in August.  My husband was surprised to learn that a 51-year old man from Miami had been trying to locate him.  It turned out that this man had been adopted at birth, and in his quest to find his birth mother and learn about his family origins, did the 23andMe genetic testing.  He was astonished when he came across my husband’s profile in the DNA Relatives section of his results.  It indicated that he and Heinz shared 8% of their DNA and were actually first cousins, once removed!

Talk about synchronicity! I was currently working on my blog about the upcoming total Solar Eclipse in LEO (the sign associated with personal identity) and its meaning on a collective, as well as personal level.  And here we were, presented with an opportunity to assist someone in figuring out his own identity!  How exciting was that?

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So, of course, we called Curtis right away.   After a lively Facetime chat, we started putting the pieces together and came to the conclusion that my husband’s first cousin, Pips, must be his mother.  But he hadn’t been in contact with her for nearly 50 years and had no idea where she was or how to find her.  However, Heinz was able to google his Austrian family’s genealogy site and put in a request to be connected with his cousin.  We shared this site with Curtis, who jumped in (yes, he’s an ARIES!) and made his own request.  And he got an immediate answer from the site manager: she was alive & well, living one state away from him — and most exciting — was open to seeing him.  She was just leaving for a 6-week visit back to Vienna, but would contact him when she returned.

Heinz was surprised a few days later with a phone call from her!  He & Pips had a lot of catching up to do.  It turns out that she never had another child, and now that her husband had passed on, she was open to embracing this surprising new development in her life.  And later that day, Pips and Curtis themselves actually made phone contact!  They exchanged photos and made plans to meet when she got back from Vienna.  The mother and son reunion had begun — and from our initial contact with Curtis, the process of getting them together took only 10 days! Three cheers for the magic of the Full Moon & Solar Eclipse, the miracle of the Internet and the power of LOVE!

So, the third chapter of this story is now happily unfolding.  Two months — to the day– from their very first phone conversation, Pips flew down to Miami to meet Curtis and family.  It was love at first sight, according to both of them!  The heartwarming photos of their first hug that were taken by his wife, Michelle. said it all.  The joy and love that came through those images was so powerful that it brought us to tears.

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Pips made a warm, easy connection right away with Michelle and their two children, as well as with the rest of the extended family.  They all bonded right away, and this bond seems to be growing deeper by the day.  Pips and Curtis are amazed at how alike they are, not just in looks, but in tastes and traits.  Hopefully, one day we will get to hear the story from their own perspectives!

Curtis has been able to fulfill his long-held dream of being reunited with his birth mother and discovering his family origins.  It was fortuitous that he chose to go through 23andMe rather than one of the other genetic testing sites — otherwise, this would never have happened!   Pips has been given a new lease on life and an opportunity ‒ at 80 years of age ‒ to enjoy the experience of motherhood & grand-motherhood (as a double CANCER, this is a natural for her).  She has taken to it like a fish to water — and her new family absolutely adores her. She’s made several trips to visit since, and is now on Facebook so they can all stay in better touch with each other.

This next chapter is going to bring this story full circle.  My husband, daughter and I had made plans a year ago to go on the UNLV Community Concert Band tour to Budapest and Vienna this summer.  As a result, Pips decided to be at her place in Vienna while we’re there — and has invited Curtis, Michelle and the kids to come for a visit at the same time.

We’ll meet at my band performance in Vienna — how serendipitous!  So we will all be together for the first time and Heinz will be reunited with his long-lost cousin.  He will be returning to his homeland at his Uranus return—a cosmic intersection between the past and the future.  What a rich experience this will be for us all.  Love does certainly make the world go ‘round!

Ironically, I am posting this as we approach the Solar Eclipse & New Moon in AQUARIUS — exactly six months from when this story began.  I sincerely hope it has touched your heart, too — and that it will inspire you to find out about your own family genetics.  Something quite amazing may come of it!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

 

© 2018 Diane Elizabeth Clarke

BATTLE OF THE BIORHYTHMS: Eagles vs. Patriots

I am not a big sports fan, but the Super Bowl always grabs my attention (especially when it happens close to a Supermoon)! What makes it fun for me is set up the astrology charts and the biorhythm graphs of the opposing quarterbacks to see who’s got the edge in the game.

As you can see below, Nick Foles (Eagles) is a day from having his physical rhythm at its peak (always a good sign for being athletically competitive).  His intellectual and intuitive rhythms are also high, but his emotional rhythm is near the bottom. This is not a helpful sign, as the low emotional energy could undermine his performance.

On the other hand, Tom Brady (Patriots) has all his rhythms high, with his physical rhythm exactly at its peak! Lucky guy — he has it all going for him on this day.  Expect a peak performance from him, and despite the fact that he’s 12 years older than Foles, it seems to me that Brady holds the edge in this game.

Their astrology charts also bring up some interesting points.  Foles is an Aquarius and Brady is a Leo — opposite signs and natural opponents. They are destined to put on a great show!  Both have their Moons in cardinal, assertive signs — Cancer and Aries, respectively.  However, the Cancer Moon tends to be more cautious & self-protective, while an Aries Moon is bolder and takes more risks.

With the Sun now in AquariusFoles will shine and take center stage; with Brady‘s ruler, the Sun, in Aquarius, he will be probably pull some surprising moves or upsets.   It could be a quirky game!  The Moon is in Libra, so we could see good cooperation among team members.  And no matter what, it will be a sweet and social day for the rest of us — half-time, ads and all.

I’m not a gambling woman, but if I were, my bet would be on Brady and the Patriots.  My friend Zina, who has accurately pulled the  tarot card winners for every Super Bowl as long as I can remember, predicts the Patriots will steal the game (7 of Swords) and the Eagles will be sadly disappointed (5 of Cups).  We’ll know soon enough if these insights from astrology, tarot and biorhythms are helpful in determining the winners.  Enjoy the game, folks!

© 2018 Diane Elizabeth Clarke

ONCE IN A BLUE SUPERMOON…

Feeling an urge to howl?  The Full Moon in AQUARIUS & LEO is always a dramatic one — with a tendency to shock, surprise or disrupt us in some way.  This year’s  Full Moon , which peaks on January 31 at 5:27 am PST, will be unusually dramatic!  It is a total lunar eclipse, as well as a rare second Full Moon in the same calendar month (known as a Blue Moon).  It’s also a rare SUPERMOON (when  the Moon is closest to earth at the same time as a Full Moon).  And amazingly enough, it’s the second SUPERMOON this January − an even more rare occurrence.  According to NASA, this astronomical combination hasn’t occurred since 1866!  This particular Full Moon is called the Blood Moon because it will turn a red color.  For a more in-depth explanation of all this: https://www.unlv.edu/news/article/quick-take-once-super-blue-blood-moon

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Another interesting fact is that there will be no Full Moon at all in the month of February this year; it’s a short month, with only 28 days.  The next Full Moon doesn’t arrive until March 1!

So what does all this extraordinary astronomical phenomena mean for us earthlings??  We are but a microcosm of the macrocosm — as above, so below!  Considering that Mercury will leave long-suffering CAPRICORN and move on to unpredictable AQUARIUS on the very same day as this Full Moon, we are obviously ready for some significant change of perception and awareness.   There is high-tension in the air!  Could there be wild revelations, allegations, political shakeups, separations, controversies, discoveries, breakthroughs, sudden insights, earth changes, electrical storms, power outages or UFO sightings?  Might we experience a collective awakening?  We’ll find out soon enough − this is the AQUARIUS month and the future is now!  Stay tuned, fasten your seat belt and hang on tight!

© 2018  Diane Elizabeth Clarke

“BOMB CYCLONE”: THE MARS/JUPITER EFFECT

The Northeast and Eastern Seaboard of the United States are currently experiencing one of the most powerful winter storms ever, dramatically called a “bomb cyclone” (when a storm’s atmospheric pressure plunges as it explosively intensifies).  Dumping major snow, sleet & ice, bringing large wind gusts and below-freezing temperatures, causing power outages and grounding thousands of flights, this mammoth storm happens to coincide with the potent Mars/Jupiter conjunction.  Building to a peak late on Saturday, January 6, this aspect — which only occurs every two years — represents a period of intensity, high energy and overwhelming force.  And the fact that there are also 4 planets in chilly CAPRICORN right now only makes the situation more frigid and frustrating.   Stay warm and safe, everyone!

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The joining of these two planets tends to amplify, augment, exaggerate or expand whatever is going on energetically.  On the one hand, it can be an excellent time for opening up to new possibilities & opportunities, making New Year’s resolutions and grabbing for the brass ring.  On the other hand, it can represent a period of power struggles, crises, emergencies and major challenges, especially since this conjunction is in the sign SCORPIO.   Hold your horses — and control your appetites & ambitions — while pursuing your goals.  Take it easy until this passes.

Be wary of irrational exuberance over the next few days, as it can stimulate an over-confident, reckless or high risk-taking approach to everything from athletics to financial activities. An aspect of “boom or bust”, the Mars/Jupiter conjunction can also represent a potential bubble in the money markets (think bitcoin).  And the Dow Jones industrial average topped 25,000 for the first time today!  Could the sky be the limit –or is the sky falling??

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The violent, deadly street protests in Iran and the anger of the citizenry toward the “entitled” leadership of their country is certainly related to this aspect.  And the noisy dust-up between Trump and Bannon (clash of the Titans) that has just erupted is another example of the Mars/Jupiter conjunction at work.   Because of his incendiary comments about Trump & family in the upcoming publication of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Bannon is now at the center of this cyclone and in the doghouse.  Born under the sign SAGITTARIUS (ruled by Jupiter), he has never been one to mince words or opinions.  It is finally backfiring on him.  Mars in action!

Unfortunately, the fire and fury that’s been stirred up inside Trump will only continue to build up over the next few weeks.  With this “tell all” book ready to surface, and the fact that Mueller is hot on his trail these days, Trump seems ready to go off the rails.  Dramatic developments have been occurring daily ever since his progressed Moon entered LEO (the day after he fired Comey) — and things may be coming to a head as his progressed Moon conjuncts his natal Pluto in LEO on January 24.  This intense, tumultuous aspect could cause him to implode — emotionally or physically (perhaps his regular fast-food diet of McDonald’s cheeseburgers & diet Cokes will finally catch up with him — the Moon is associated with the stomach and digestion, as well as personal finances).  We have ample evidence of how Trump goes out of control and misbehaves when he feels threatened.  Let’s cross our fingers that there is no real “bomb cyclone” in our future!

PS  I just saw the new Star Wars movie.  It seemed like the perfect avenue for letting off some steam and experiencing that Mars/Jupiter conjunction in a positive way — powerful archetypal characters, over-the-top adventures and epic battles.  I highly recommend it!

©2018  Diane Elizabeth Clarke

SATURN IN CAPRICORN: REALITY STRIKES!

It’s time to face some new realities! Saturn, which has been in SAGITTARIUS for the past 3 years,  just began its new 3-year cycle in its own sign, CAPRICORN, on December 19.  While SAGITTARIUS is associated with expansion, increase, growth, abundance, prosperity and faith, CAPRICORN is associated with contraction, decrease, downsizing, debt, limitation, conservatism, karma, and realism.  With Saturn now in this sign, it’s going to take a lot of hard work, patience and discipline to make forward progress.   And the recent shenanigans of the US political leadership will only make things more difficult for the people of this country.  2018 will be getting off to a rocky start!

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One year ago, in my COSMIC WEATHER REPORT 2017, I wrote: “Expect more bluster than action until December 19, when Saturn moves on to its own sign, CAPRICORN, and joins Pluto.  Then, reality strikes! We can expect major reshaping in government, laws, taxes and financial affairs once this new 3-year cycle gets off the ground.”

Well, here we are, one year later — and that reality has struck.  And it took place right on schedule — astrology in action!  But the reality turns out to be a lot more one-sided and unfair than we’d hoped for.  The GOP tax overhaul act (one that primarily benefits the corporations, banks, businesses and wealthier Americans) was rushed through within hours of Saturn going into CAPRICORN!  And in secret, with no public hearings, with total disregard for the outcry of concerned citizens — and without one single vote from the Democrats.  Can’t get more partisan than that!

Proud as punch at the coup they pulled off, Congressional members downplayed the fact that it’s going to add a $1.5 trillion deficit to our already $20 trillion national debt.  How’s that for fiscal responsibility from the party which always touts its conservative and anti-deficit values?  Hypocrisy is alive and well! This so-called “beautiful Christmas present” for the American public was really just a lump of coal!

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Question:  “What do the tax bill and Christmas have in common? ”  Answer:  “They increase debt”.   He got that one right.

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So desperate for a win, they pushed through this bloated, self-serving, deficit-funded tax bill at year’s end in the dark of the night (and during the Mercury retrograde, at that).  It’s truly pitiful that this is the best that they could do.  The minimal — and temporary — tax cuts that were put in place to placate the masses may please some for awhile (mainly those who aren’t paying attention or who believe all the lies & propaganda).  Sad!

However, the long-term effects of this bill are going to put many individuals in a world of hurt.  Not only will millions lose health insurance, but social programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security will be next up on the chopping block — all because of the unsustainable debt level.  Meanwhile, the rich get richer — and the poor get poorer.  There will be serious KARMA to pay!

© 2017   Diane Elizabeth Clarke

THE POLITICAL REALITY SHOW (PART 2)

Lots of water has passed under the bridge since my last blog on this subject (May 26)!  After a much-needed vacation from the continuous bombardment of dramatic developments, I'm finally inspired to pick up the thread and take a look at the direction things are heading.  Since the firing of FBI Director James Comey on May 9, the script of this political reality show has gotten increasingly shocking & unbelievable, day by day.

In a previous blog regarding this issue, Uranus Strikes Again, I wrote that once the North Lunar Node entered LEO on May 9, "there will be lots of drama as this new 18-month cycle unfolds.  It will likely shed light on things that have been hidden behind the scenes during the North Node's previous transit through VIRGO.  The Sun's trine to Pluto — also on May 9 — suggests that this issue isn't going away and that this incident is only the beginning of something big. . ."

And that certainly seems to be the case!  One week later, special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to investigate the Russian interference in the 2016 elections, as well as its possible collusion with the Trump campaign.  The investigation is now looking into possible obstruction of justice by Trump, and has recently expanded to include Trump, his family and his associates' web of financial ties to Russia.   This seems to have more potential for prosecution than the murkier concerns about collusion and obstruction. He would've been better off to have left Comey alone!

Mueller — a Leo — was destined to be in the spotlight during this LEO solar month.  His 73rd birthday is on August 7, the same day as the upcoming Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in LEO/AQUARIUS.  Two days ago, Mueller took a serious step forward in his investigation by impaneling a grand jury in Washington, DC. with the power to subpoena banks for financial information.   This action has placed him at the center of the cyclone — and more than ever, in Trump's crosshairs.

Totally obsessed, angry and frustrated, Trump has unleashed an all-out assault on this investigation –  calling it a "witch hunt" and "fake news", as well as lambasting Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russian probe.  Let's hope he doesn't do something radical (such as mixing it up even more with NorthKorea) to distract us from what's going on.  If Trump attempts to fire Mueller, there's no question that this move would backfire on him — just as his firing of Comey has done. Because he has been making loud noises about having him removed, Congress made it a point to set some bills in motion before its summer recess to prevent this from happening.  It has become a real cat and mouse game between the three branches of government: the White House, the Department of Justice and Congress!

Trump’s standing with the American people (and Republican congressional members) has seriously deteriorated since the firing of Comey in May.  The current perception of a decline in U.S. leadership abroad, a dead-in-the-water presidential agenda on the domestic front, and the failed Republican health-care bill has only added to his problems.  And his unhinged tweets are only creating more difficulties for him, as well as raising serious questions about his sanity. He appears to be his own worst enemy! A recent poll puts his current approval rating at 33% — the lowest ever for a new US President.  It's not surprising:  he's under some serious Saturn transits, a topic that I will cover in the next astro-blog. . .

It will be very interesting to see what develops as this dramatic & unpredictable Full Moon shines its light on this political reality show (and eclipses everything in its path).   Have an enlightening eclipse!

© 2017  Diane Elizabeth Clarke

THE POLITICAL REALITY SHOW

How about a little drama?  Now that the North Node has gone into LEO, the plot is thickening — with one surprising twist after another!  Whether we like it or not, we are constantly bombarded by the news reports which are hard to ignore.   And our curiosity is continually piqued by each new installment of this political reality show (which is actually REAL).  We are fascinated by what’s going to happen next.  OMG!  Guess what happened today?!!

Trump will dominate the spotlight even more than usual this month because he’s a GEMINI (and the Sun is now in GEMINI).   With his natal Moon in the opposite sign SAGITTARIUS, he was born on a Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse.  And his over-the-top antics certainly do eclipse everything else that’s going on!

Now our national political reality show has become an international reality show.  Last week, the scenario moved from the local stage to the world stage.  SAGITTARIUS is associated with foreign affairs and religion, so Trump is playing out his chart in full color.  It seems quite significant that Muslim, Jewish and Catholic leaders were included in his first foray into foreign territory.

Trump may have left them happy in the Mideast, but the Europeans were left cold.  His criticism of their financial role in NATO, along with his refusal to commit to standing by our long-time allies, has shaken the European community to its core. (Combative Mars − currently in GEMINI − was exactly on Trump’s natal Sun during his diatribe against NATO).  And it is now being reported that he plans to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement.  When will this craziness end?? 

On the day Trump fired James Comey (May 9), the North Node began its new 18-month transit through dramatic LEO, and the shocking Mercury/Uranus conjunction in ARIES fired up a raging controversy.  Most interesting, in Trump’s own horoscope on this same day , his progressed Moon entered his 12th house (a cycle sometimes known as the “sh*t hitting the fan”).

And on May 10 (which was the Full Moon in TAURUS SCORPIO), his White House visit (and sharing of classified information) with the Russians got everybody howling.   It reminds me of the MOON card in the tarot deck!  To add to the drama, on this day, his progressed Moon began a new 2-year cycle in LEO.  Unfortunately for him, he’s going to get more attention than he wants, and light will become shed in areas that he’d much prefer remain dark.  Secrets will become uncovered!  His obsessive need for public attention and adulation (reflected by his LEO ascendant and Sun in the 10th house) could ultimately lead to his downfall.

As I write this, it turns out that Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is now under investigation for allegedly attempting to establish a secret channel with Moscow back in December ’16.  This has only added to the intrigue surrounding the Trump administration’s relationship with Russia.  Next week, James Comey will be testifying  in the senate investigation, which is bound to stir up even more fireworks.  Keep an eye on the upcoming Full Moon in GEMINI & SAGITTARIUS as it comes to a head on June 9 — it will bring increased clarity to this murky situation.  Not surprisingly, this scenario does get loonier all the time!

© 2017  Diane Elizabeth Clarke

 

URANUS STRIKES AGAIN!

There was an edginess in the air.  I was anticipating something out-of-the-ordinary to happen, with the Mercury/Uranus conjunction in ARIES on May 9.  But it started off to be a such a normal day — the sun was out, the birds were singing and things were mellow.  Then, in the late afternoon — like a bolt of lightning — the craziness began.  With the New York Times’ announcement of the rude and abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, a seismic shock wave rolled across the country. 

I was shocked, needless to say — but not really surprised.  Since Uranus is the planet associated with unpredictability, sudden change and erratic energy, it’s to be expected that some rearrangements, separations, deviations, twists or turns will disrupt the status quo when this planet is in play.  “As above, so below”.  Significantly, on the same day, the North Lunar Node made its grand entrance into LEO; there will be lots of drama as this new 18-month cycle unfolds!  It will likely shed light on things that have been hidden behind the scenes during the North Node‘s previous transit through VIRGO.  The Sun‘s trine to Pluto — also on May 9 — suggests that this issue isn’t going away and that this incident is only the beginning of something big. . .

This current administration is very Uranian in nature, from President Trump himself all the way to the horoscope of the inauguration itself (Sun in AQUARIUS, with a Jupiter/Uranus opposition). This aspect can expose some shocking truths, particularly those involving foreign affairs, communications and technology.  Its first of 3 occurrences was at the end of December ’16, exactly when Trump’s election advisor General Flynn was observed in illegal communications with the Russians.  Exactly on the second occurrence in early March.  Attorney-General Sessions had to recuse himself from any investigation of the Russian election meddling due to his surreptitious communications with the Russians. The final occurrence of the Jupiter/Uranus opposition will take place on September 27.  Hopefully, the truth will come out by then.

Today is the FULL MOON in TAURUS & SCORPIO, which tends to amplify territorial issues, conflicts and power struggles.  The justifications given for Comey’s firing are laughable and can’t be taken seriously; the timing of the firing itself is troubling.  This is just another of numerous detractions that President Trump has created (like his made-up accusation that President Obama had been spying on him) to derail the FBI’s investigation into his election team’s possible collusion with the Russians.  The subpoenas were proliferating, and Comey was just getting too close for comfort. Trump’s actions indicate a serious abuse of power, as well as a breach of ethics.  Where are the checks & balances when we need them??

The integrity of our democracy and judicial system is being called into question at this time — let’s hope that common sense prevails and that an independent, non-partisan team can be assembled to get to the bottom of this serious matter.  Today, the North Node is exactly on President Trump’s LEO Ascendant and heading into his 12th house.  He will need to face the (real) facts.  And the upcoming Moon Wobble (peaking on May 19) is likely to have an upsetting effect on his chart, too.  Stay tuned — more will be revealed. . .

INTENSITY SQUARED! 

As I write this, the winds in Las Vegas are howling in the 40 mph range, with gusts up to 80 mph.  Large trees have been uprooted all over town, four semi-trucks  tipped over on the freeways, and power outages have affected over 48,000 households.  We are used to winds here, but not like this.  The temperature dropped nearly 30 degrees within hours — this is intense!  The southern United States is also reeling from extreme weather conditions, and a massive fire caused an interstate bridge to collapse in Atlanta during rush hour.

It’s interesting to see how the current weather mirrors the cosmic weather.  The Jupiter/Pluto square – a planetary aspect which can be described as intense, tumultuous & eruptive – came to a head today.  It’s not just the weather that’s blowing wild.  It’s pretty windy on Capitol Hill, too.                

The build-up over the past several weeks has been quite disruptive.  The health care replacement bill, which was introduced on the Full Moon in PISCES & VIRGO (the signs associated with health), failed to launch last weekend.  It wasn’t a healthy bill for this country, so it was a blessing that it imploded before even coming to a vote.  So now, not only is Trump fighting with the Democrats, the FBI & intelligence agencies, the federal courts, the media and the Mexicans,  he’s also taking on the Republicans — his own party!  How ironic is it that the Freedom Caucus blocked the passage of this  bill?

The assault on Mother Earth that has taken place this past week is another example of how this Jupiter/Pluto square can manifest. Based upon a worldview that rejects science and rational, factual thinking, the president was able — with a few jagged, angry slashes of his pen — to impose his misguided belief system on us and single-handedly destroy decades of environmental progress.  The corporate interests, once again, have been placed above the health & welfare of the people.  Along with the repeal of regulations that protected our air and water, the renewed emphasis on coal mining, oil drilling & fracking (including the opening of the Dakota pipeline) is a major setback for this country.  The administration is even refocusing its attention on Nevada’s earthquake-prone Yucca Mountain for storing the country’s nuclear waste.  Heaven help us!

And during this same period, the South Korean president was impeached, removed from office, and − today − thrown in jail for corruption.  Is this a sign of what’s ahead for this country?  The Russian/Trump campaign connection is the big noise right now, and it looks like the lid is coming off a likely cover-up in the near future.   The month of ARIES can be one of turmoil  & volcanic activity (and Mt. Etna just recently erupted).  More will be revealed — stay tuned!

© 2017  Diane Elizabeth Clarke

 

URANUS: TRICKSTER AT WORK!

We had a front-row opportunity to experience the power of the planets this week, particularly during the Academy Awards ceremony.  Associated with surprise, shocks and unexpected twists & turns, Uranus has been an active player this past week in the unfolding astrological drama.  And it continues throughout this current week!

As the Mars/Uranus (in ARIES) conjunction built to a peak on Sunday, there were plenty of upsets & disruptions along the way.  The sudden uptick in immigrant deportations, the shocking destruction of headstones in Jewish cemeteries in both St. Louis & Philadelphia (along with the revelation of hundreds of bomb threats to Jewish community centers), and the horror of cars running into crowds all over the globe — all of these are representative of the explosive potential of this conjunction.

The crazy mix-up in the announcement of the Best Picture award was a classic example of Uranus in action – surprise!!  And the biggest turnaround was that this Oscar, mistakenly awarded to La La Land, ultimately went to Moonlight – a coming-of-age movie involving a gay, black man.  Definitely something new & different!  Remember how there were no minorities represented at all last year?  And this year, that all changed.  The fact that the Academy Awards were held on the New Moon & Solar Eclipse in PISCES may have had something to do with it  (PISCES is associated with minorities — as well as with the film industry).  Hollywood was “eclipsed” by an LGBT story – just amazing!

So…we still have the unpredictable Jupiter/Uranus opposition to look forward to — on Thursday, March 2.  This  time of uncertainty can bring  unexpected visitors, travels, changes in plans or perspectives, break-ups or profound insights.  There could be some major surprises or confrontations on the international scene with this aspect — life can be very topsy-turvy these days.  More will be revealed — stay tuned!

 

©2017 Diane Elizabeth Clarke