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A Republic, If You Can Keep It: The Fate of American Democracy (Part 1-Covid Installment)

How is this even possible? How do I find myself writing about whether America, the “bastion of democracy,” can even remain a democracy much longer? 

This actually is not merely a rhetorical question, and in this article, I’m going to explain exactly how I think we have arrived at this profound historic crossroads, in which American democracy may not survive the die-out of truth and integrity that is sweeping the nation.

I’m sorry, but it really is that serious. America is obliviously speeding past the point of no return right now, so this is no time to mince words. Unfortunately, the “gentle” part of this compass needs to firm up a bit, given where we are now.

What we need now is to understand the truth, as best we can. This article is intended as a sober step in that direction. I will share a perspective that can help make sense of many social environments, including the current social environment, even though this perspective seems rare. Much of what I wish to share will be in Part 2 of this article, however, which I’ll hopefully post soon.

Overview
It’s been well over a year since I last posted, and I have so much to cover that I’m breaking this article into 2 posts (at least). Because I’ve been much less active on Facebook since last summer, my posts there don’t reach many people anymore. Yet, I haven’t taken the time to post here at all since then, so I feel the need to bring some of my posted Facebook content to this blog in a quick first installment of this article, particularly to relay what I’ve said about coronavirus on FB. I also want to quickly spit out some predictions about 2021 and beyond.

I’ll be dipping into politics more extensively in Part 2 of this article, not just to astrologically explain the political chaos that currently imperils the country, but also to more deeply explain the psychological mechanics behind why individuals are making the misguided decisions that are plunging us further down the rabbit hole. I’m going to use some very basic spirituality to explain this rampant misguided decision-making, but that will also be in the next installment of this article.

For now, I think it’s clear that covid has been used as a way to plunge the US into a chaotic tribal standoff between Democrats and Republicans. What’s not that clear is just how far we’ve plummetted, because once covid is over, the intense tribal tension will still remain.


Review of My Last Article’s Predictions
Now for the customary review of the predictions from my August 2020 post, along with a look at some subsequent Facebook posts as well…(this review is quite lengthy, because of how much time has passed)

Predictions:

1. In my August 10,, 2020 Facebook post about Trump, I projected, “especially in the second half of September [i.e. last Sept., 2020], he’ll severely and rashly push the limits of what’s acceptable… But I think this will quickly backfire…”

In the September 29, 2020 debate with Biden, Trump interrupted Joe Biden and the moderator, Chris Wallace 128 times—an average of more than once for every 24 seconds that they were speaking. Many Americans saw this behavior as disturbingly off-the-rails and completely “crossing the line” and developed an unfavorable view of Trump (see below charts from the week after the debate).

Trump may also have severely crossed the line by attending that debate when he knew or suspected that he was already positive for covid (his spokespeople were oddly evasive in fielding this question after his covid diagnosis became public later, and 2 of his doctors had to roll back statements that had pinned Trump’s covid case as starting before the debate). Trump announced that he had covid on Oct 2, but he had a severe case by then–necessitating oxygen and hospitalization that same day–suggesting that he may have been symptomatic around the time of the debate, less than 72 hours earlier. We may never know.

In my August 3, 2020 blog article, I also projected that Trump would “be faring much more poorly in the public eye in late Sept/early Oct. than he currently is” (i.e. faring worse than he was in Aug 2020). Then, in my August 10th Facebook post, I also forecasted, “by early/mid October, his public image and public trust will reach the lowest they’ve ever been.” 

As we saw, Trump contracted covid in very late September and was admitted into the hospital on October 2. Combined with his shocking lack of self-restraint in the September debate, this brought Trump in early October to his lowest polling numbers ever (see this additional clip from the same Oct 5th 2020 MSNBC broadcast)

Trump Polling at Historic Low in Early Oct 2020

(I also wrote on Facebook that Trump’s condition was probably much more dire than was being reported, and a recent publication just comprehensively confirmed this).


2. In my Aug 2020 blog post, I also mentioned that some astrological “ambiguity” in comparing Trump and Biden’s charts, would likely “be reflected as an ambiguity in the election results, either because the election is postponed, or because absentee ballots make the tallying very slow and controversial. This may even suggest that the courts would be involved in settling election disputes.”

We all saw how the 2020 presidential election was engulfed in controversy, and how news media outlets therefore delayed proclaiming the election outcome for an unusually long time. Over the subsequent couple months, Trump and his supporters filed over 60 lawsuits challenging the election results in various ways. The courts overwhelmingly sided against Trump’s supporters in every one of those cases, legally settling the election dispute at that time, and paving a path to Biden’s inauguration. In a lone exceptional court case, some minor provisions around voting rules were adjusted by the court, as the Trump-plaintiffs has requested, but this did nothing to advance Trump’s overall claim that the election had been “rigged” or was “fraught with fraud” as he alleged (more on this in my next post).


3. In that Aug 2020 post, I also wrote that between Thanksgiving 2020 and late February 2021, we would see the worst ravages from coronavirus, which ultimately would reveal how costly it can be to abandon truth and “sideline reality.” This online graph shows how cases started spiking in late Oct 2020, resulting in a surge from late Nov through roughly mid-February (notice the steep rise in cases in November and sharp fall in cases by the end of February):

Nov 2020-Feb 2021 Covid Case Spike

Here’s the summarizing clip from what I had to say about coronavirus in the August 2020 article:

“… it’s going to get much worse before it gets better, and we will probably be wrestling with it very heavily through next spring… Astrologically speaking, it doesn’t look like we will even enact a plan that could bring it under control until late November or early December. Moreover, whatever plan gets enacted in November/December will not be fully effective until the spring of 2021…I believe we are still going to be severely overwhelmed by [coronavirus] for about another 7-10 months [i.e until somewhere between March and June 2021]… our progress against the virus will likely come while Jupiter and Saturn are together in Capricorn (from late Nov 2020 to April 2021). I think this is when we can expect to see a vaccine and/or some other method for arresting the virus’ progress…probably slowly starting to make progress this Dec. and increasingly so all the way into May of next year.”

You can see from the same online graph and the image below that, from March to June, the case rates began to look like they were coming under control:

Covid Cases Plateau by June 2021

Interestingly, although I did not bother to mention that November 20th 2020 was the precise day when Jupiter would be entering Capricorn (the precise day when Jupiter and Saturn would begin transiting through Capricorn together), this was nevertheless the same day that Pfizer applied for emergency FDA use authorization for its vaccine. I see this as astrological evidence that the Pfizer vaccine is indeed a solution to the covid pandemic, and not the insidious medical trojan horse that so many believe it to be.

Pfizer received that emergency use authorization on December 11, and the vaccination campaigns began immediately thereafter. From then onward, it was a desperate race to see how quickly the vaccination campaign could start to bend down the spiking covid case rates.

In my experience, around the end of May, it really started to feel like we were hitting our stride with the vaccinations. American children as young as 16 years old were even made eligible for the vaccine in May, and 12-to-16-year-olds became eligible on June 1. To date, over two-thirds of the country has received at least one vaccination shot, so we are approaching herd immunity. New coronavirus case rates in June hovered around 11,000-15,000, a dramatic drop from the high of over 300,000 cases on January 8, 2021 (But, as this clip shows, the case rates have risen since June, due to the new “Delta” variant (which I will discuss in the predictions section below):

Final Covid Predictions

I didn’t focus past June 2021 in my August 2020 prediction, so I didn’t actually predict the end of the pandemic in my last article. I intended to post my final covid predictions much earlier than now, but I didn’t, unfortunately (I have been telling clients these predictions in readings over the last year, so they may have spread a bit by word of mouth).

My final predictions are that we’ll feel like the coronavirus is in the rearview mirror sometime around Christmas of this year or January 2022. At that point, I don’t think we’ll be dealing with any serious further variants. As I posted on Facebook back on April 11 of this year:

“The worldwide efforts to get covid under control have been very successful due to Saturn’s and Jupiter’s transit together through Capricorn (since Nov 20, 2020), which should get us to a pretty comfortable plateau in May (as discussed in the last articles on gentlecompass.com). But there will be one more noteworthy push needed against covid this summer and fall (esp. Sept-Nov) as those 2 planets transit Capricorn together again one last time (Jupiter and Saturn won’t be in the same sign again until 2039). So, get vaccinated if you’re willing, but in any case, keep your kids well protected this spring and summer! We’re hitting a note of relief over the next month or so, but we’ve still got another 7-8 months left before we can really feel clear of the pandemic. I’m guessing that the ‘2nd push’ against covid will center around the new variants and children”

This seems to be pretty much where we are, and I still believe what I said above.

We now also know how incredibly transmissible the Delta variant is, so the science is telling us that it’s important even for vaccinated people to wear masks in public, because asymptomatic breakthrough cases among the vaccinated will actually shed viral loads that are 1000 times the viral loads shed in breakthrough cases of the original coronavirus variant (i.e. vaccinated people will spread the variant 1000 times as much as they will spread ordinary covid). Remember, typical masks primarily protect other people from you, even more than they protect you from others!

Sorry!
I apologize for never posting the article that I had also said I’d write before the 2020 election, specifically forecasting the election results. In the last year, it has been difficult even to write anything at all. If I had posted an election-prediction article before last November, however, I would not have felt very solid about predicting either candidate, largely because of the above-mentioned “ambiguous astrology” that seemed to indicate a messy post-election period. In other words, I wouldn’t have gotten much farther than I did in the August 2020 article, wherein I just mentioned some peripheral factors that might have been suggesting a win for Biden.

Another reason why I didn’t try harder to publish a pre-election article was that I didn’t want to publicize my concerns for just how far things might go out of hand right after the election. I’m relieved that things didn’t get more violent and tumultuous, (although I’m not sure this isn’t the relative calm before the storm, as my next post will make clear). With the recent reports about how Jeffrey Clark nearly convinced the US Justice Department to tell the Georgia State Legislature to consider giving its electoral votes to Trump rather than Biden (and how Clark had similar plans for decertifying the five other key swing states in the election), we are only just now beginning to learn how close America came to severely unraveling right after the Nov 2020 election. We narrowly averted potentially serious mayhem.

Please be your most noble selves, and pray that we continue to avoid the pitfalls that America is now clumsily tightroping across. In my next post, I’ll explain why I think we currently need those prayers so much…

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True Love, Our Only Hope

Love.

It’s odd that something so central to the health and success of human life could be so widely misunderstood. If I had to guess, I would say that more than half of the world’s population associates the thought of love with at least partly negative experiences and feelings. I think it is for this reason that people don’t behave with more commitment and determination to love in their day-to-day life. People see happiness as their goal, rather than love itself. So, many people just think of love as a potential tool for achieving happiness.

This approach is based on a misunderstanding, though, because happiness is nothing more than our love of the present moment. So long as you love the present moment, you are happy. It’s that simple. But love plays other central roles in our upliftment. So long as you love your idea of the future, you’re optimistic. So long as you love peace, you are patient. So long as you love truly ethical principles, you will naturally be ethical. So long as you love friendship, you are friendly. So long as you love learning, you are curious. The list goes on…

Love fuels everything that is important to us in life, in other words. Continue reading “True Love, Our Only Hope”

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2020: When Reality Calls

Reality is calling… Will America pick up?

About a month ago, I noticed that the US had less than 13% of the world’s coronavirus cases. As of today, we have over 33% of global cases. A country with only about 1/20 of the global population has about 1/3 of the global coronavirus cases, but just last October, America was rated the best prepared nation in the world to handle a pandemic-type health crisis, in a report issued by Johns Hopkins University.

What explains this odd situation, in which the world’s best prepared country appears to lag far behind all other developed countries in its pandemic-response efforts?

In this article, I’m suggesting that the answer is very simple: if you operate from an alternate reality, it’s very hard to have the effect you want to have on reality itself.

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At the Crossroads: 2020 on the Horizon

As Americans increasingly polarize now around Trump’s impeachment, it’s no coincidence that, since the eve of the Civil War, we’ve only seen astrology a few times like the astrology that’s coming up next week. At this very moment, America is at an enormously important crossroads—the likes of which this country hasn’t faced since the Civil War Restoration Era. In the next few days, we will see the conjunction of almost every major planet in a very tight arc of less than 30° — which has only happened a few times since 1859. In addition, Saturn and Ketu’s 9-month-long conjunction in Sagittarius will be finishing up in the next month as well (and, as I’ve also said before, this Saturn-Ketu conjunction in Sagittarius hasn’t happened since just after the Civil War). This means that America is being pushed right now to face its own internal discord. Continue reading “At the Crossroads: 2020 on the Horizon”

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The Crash Course of 2019

Not just with the stock market, but in other ways as well, society as a whole is on a direct course for a crash this year. However, the impending crash(es) that I’m foreseeing can also serve as a “crash course” on the importance of morality and the steep consequences of its absence. For this reason, I think we can envision the difficulties that are immediately in store for the US (and for the whole world, by extension) in a positive light.

Even more importantly, the best response to the crash(es) in question is our positivity and optimism, both before and after the fact. So, in this post I’ll describe how to transform the remaining tough stars of 2019 into deep spiritual growth and service to others.

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Saturn and Ketu Are Making America Grate Again: Why Selflessness, Oneness and Compassion Are the Antidote to This Moment

Morality is taking a big hit from this year’s astrology, so I think it’s important to focus this post on the antidote to immorality. Although I will briefly touch on past and upcoming events in this article, I’m going to focus mostly on an important deeper message: selflessness is the antidote to immorality. Selflessness is actually just an identification with oneness, or “separatelessness.” In this article, I’m going to go pretty deep and get a bit abstract at times, in order to explain how morality, law, and social order revolve around selflessness. I’ll also show why the current astrology and the rising “cult of self” make selflessness so vital to everyone’s well-being at this historic juncture.

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Stock Market Supplement

With this article’s stock market prediction for next week, I may be going further out on a limb than I have ever gone with an astrological forecast — because, as of now (Friday night), there seems to be little if any indication that this prediction will be right. But, I think it would be disingenuous and cowardly to alter a prediction just because there was scant indication that the prediction would be correct immediately beforehand. So instead, I’m going to reiterate my prediction and explain its basis in this supplemental post.

For over two full years now, I’ve thought that there would probably be a stock market crash this year, and most probably this spring, and we’re finally now just a few days away from what I’ve seen as the most likely flashpoint for that crash. If the astrology I’m about to outline doesn’t foretell a crash, it still warrants mentioning in detail, because it is unusual and will indeed be impactful one way or another. Also, if there’s no crash this month or in early May, then there’s still a high probability that there would be a crash this June (or even October), so it wouldn’t hurt if I primed the pumps a bit early.

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Pre-Mueller Report Supplement

This post is just meant as a quick supplemental message ahead of tomorrow’s (Thursday’s) release of AG Bill Barr’s redacted Mueller Report (I know I promised to write about compassion next, and I will, when I finally post my next full article)…

 

Here are the points I wanted to get out tonight:

 

First of all, AG Barr has amply fulfilled my expectations that Mueller’s report would be stifled this spring (see my last article). Barr has obviously been the agent of the “favorable winds” that we foresaw in Trump’s astrology for this spring (see my last article).  But admittedly, I didn’t foresee Mueller’s timing completely correctly (and I was also wrong in saying that Trump would likely return from his summit in Vietnam with Kim Jung-un with seemingly successful results), but I’ll cover that in more detail in my next complete article.

 

Secondly, I’d be very surprised if Barr didn’t continue to stifle Mueller’s work in tomorrow’s redacted version of the Mueller Report, at least to an extent that politically protects Trump. There are several suspicious facts that put Bill Barr’s credibility deeply in question:

 

1) It has taken Barr nearly four weeks to redact a report that reportedly was written to be released to Congress quickly. That’s a suspiciously long time to do what should have been easy work.

2) Barr refused to say in his congressional testimony if he had discussed Mueller’s findings with the White House. That’s pretty suspicious, too. What was he hoping to hide? Well, it was reported today that Barr’s department has furnished Trump’s lawyers with information about the report’s findings in advance of its public release, enabling Trump’s legal team to have a “rebuttal” ready as soon as the Mueller report goes public (i.e. for damage control). That’s a very taboo favor for Barr to provide.

3) Barr explicitly asserted that the intelligence community spied on the Trump campaign—stoking distrust of the agency (the FBI) that began the investigation into Trump’s ties with Russia in the first place—even though Barr later walked back his assertion. A man who is very nuanced in his word choices wouldn’t just accuse the FBI in sworn congressional testimony of spying on a president by accident, or by reckless slip of the tongue. He was trying to protect Trump by fueling the counter-story to the Mueller report.

4) Barr already pulled a similar move 30 years ago, when he hid a legal opinion he wrote for George Bush Sr. from Congress’ attempts to see it. That was a kind of coverup. Barr’s written opinion was released 3 years later by Bill Clinton (more on this below).

5) Barr seems to have auditioned for the AG position by writing a very bizarrely Trump-friendly memo on the legal question of obstruction of justice (more on this below).

6) Barr didn’t recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller probe, despite his very explicit criticism of Mueller’s purported views on obstruction of justice in that memo, and despite calling Mueller’s views “asinine” in 2017.

7) Barr then cleared Trump of obstruction of justice based on the view he asserted in his memo. He also seemed to do so a bit too eagerly (it took him less than 48 hours to clear Trump on all counts, despite it taking 4 weeks to edit Mueller’s report).

8) Barr hasn’t asked the court to allow him to give Congress any grand jury information, even though it is customary and easy to do so. In fact, Barr refuses to do so.

9) Barr is bucking precedence by only offering Congress a redacted report. In similar cases, Congress received full, unredacted reports

10) Barr has been playing with words in his communications with Congress, and this suggests that he’s trying to obscure the truth. When Barr said that Mueller didn’t “establish” a case of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia, he used a word (“establish”) that would require the highest legal standard of proof to satisfy. That is, one could find tons of evidence of collusion, but still fail to “establish” collusion between the parties in question. Similarly, when Barr said that Trump wasn’t guilty of obstruction of justice, this didn’t imply that Trump had not significantly obstructed, or tried to obstruct, the justice process. Rather, it merely meant that Trump: a) hadn’t tried to destroy or compromise any specific piece of evidence, and b) Trump technically couldn’t be guilty of obstructing justice for firing James Comey and trying to fire Mueller anyway, because there’s no law against a president shutting down an investigation of himself, in Barr’s view (see next item). Barr’s word play merely obscures the truth; it doesn’t reveal the truth.  The only potential reason to obscure the truth about Mueller’s findings would be to protect Trump from those findings.

11) Bill Barr’s June 8th 2018 memorandum to Rod Rosenstein and the justice department, strikes me as a contrived facade of an argument defending: i) Trump’s firing of James Comey, and ii) Trump’s absolute right to terminate any FBI investigation he wants to terminate, regardless of motive. Barr ends up taking the position that, while it would be illegal for a president to destroy a tiny piece of evidence in an investigation, it would not be illegal for the president to destroy the entire investigation itself (by shutting it down). This should strike anyone with a shred of intellectual honesty as an absurd position to take. The only reason why the evidence of an investigation could be important to protect would be if investigations themselves are important to protect. In other words, it wouldn’t be important to protect an investigation’s evidence if it weren’t important to protect the investigation in the first place. Why would the preservation of the evidence be more important than the preservation of the investigation that the evidence serves?

 

Clearly, Barr just submitted his position to Trump’s justice department in order to be recognized by the president for the president-friendly position Barr propounded. Barr’s memo made it abundantly clear that he was already inclined to fight for Trump’s absolution from guilt on obstruction, and that’s precisely what he did in his 4-page letter to Congress from March 24.

 

Unfortunately, we don’t have Barr’s birth time, so we don’t know his ascendant. But, because Barr already pulled something similar in the Bush administration 30 years ago, I’m suspicious that Barr’s ascendant is late Sagittarius, like Mueller’s. Admittedly, the current Saturn-Ketu conjunction in late Sagittarius makes it tempting just to speculate that the bad actors on center-stage right now must be Sagittarius rising. But 30 years ago, when Barr defied Congress the last time, Saturn was in the 2nd half of Sagittarius too, just as it is now. This probably indicates that Barr’s ascendant is 17-24 degrees of Sag. If so, then with Ketu beside Saturn in Sagittarius now too, Barr is likely to repeat his previous stunt with even more deception than the first time.

 

The only redeeming factor weighing in Barr’s favor now, in my view, is that Rod Rosenstein has recently come to the defense of Barr’s integrity. Until now, I have trusted Rosenstein, so his defense of Barr is confusing.

One thing for sure is that we won’t see full exoneration of Trump in any legitimate rendering of the Mueller Report. Of course, that will lead to the question of how badly that lack of exoneration reflects on Trump, and that in turn will largely depend on how much damaging information is redacted by Barr. I expect that the efforts to hold back the tides of damning info on Trump will have failed by this June. June is also a time when the economy is likely to falter and affairs with Kim Jung-un are likely to escalate dramatically. I also think that Americans will be increasingly in conflict with each other at that time as well.

 

Finally, since Mueller issued his report on March 22nd, I should point out that Trump’s first “peak of accountability” for 2019 occurred right around March 9, about 2 weeks before Mueller finished his report. I interpret that to indicate that Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony (which he gave on February 26 & March 6) was actually part of Mueller’s big move (the big move I’d been predicting would occur by the first week of March). The media seems not to have made much news of the fact that Cohen testified on live TV that Roger Stone told Trump in advance about some Wikileaks dumps against Hillary Clinton—which is something that Trump is said (by Roger Stone himself, on Fox News) to have denied in his sworn written testimony to Mueller.

 

Thus, if Cohen was telling the truth, then Trump perjured himself to Mueller. My guess is that Mueller was left with just a “he-said/he-said” case for perjury, so he couldn’t make anything legally stick, but he still wanted Congress and the public to know about the issue, so he had Cohen testify accordingly. Either way, Cohen’s appearance in Mueller’s and Trump’s key astrological moment in early March means that Cohen will still play a big role in Trump’s two remaining peaks of accountability this year (June & Nov/Dec). June will be awful for Trump, and Mueller will be deeply in the fray at that point (if not even by late May). I’ll say more in my next full article about all that. I’ll also talk about truth and compassion in that post as well.

 

Try to stay detached from it all until then! More soon…

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The Deep Dive (Reposted with Clarificatory Notes)

Some readers of the article I’m reposting below have misinterpreted my claim that around now “it will initially look like the winds are in Trump’s favor” to mean that Trump would have smooth sailing in March. So, I’m reposting this article (posted less than 24 hours ago) and including some quoted text from my January article for clarification (I’m also going to add notes about Pluto and about the week of April 22, which I omitted last night as well).

In my last post, I made it clear that Trump wouldn’t have smooth sailing in March. Rather, I said, “Trump will have so much more to respond to and answer for in February and March.” This was primarily due to Saturn’s first square to Trump’s Jupiter (his dasha lord), which peaks on  around March 9.

I then added all of the following:

“A Saturn aspect to anyone’s planetary period lord will bring that person down to earth and face-to-face with reality. But in the case of Trump, who is astrologically predisposed to operate with little regard for reality (as I described in the article, “Trump and the Astrology of Alternate Realities”), being brought ‘down to earth’ will feel like a crash landing and coming ‘face-to-face’ with reality will feel like getting hit in the face by reality.  This is especially true because Mars, by transit, will also increasingly be afflicting Trump in March (particularly in the second half of March, but see my note below about Trump’s protection from Jupiter this spring)…

“Trump does have an extended period of protection/grace from Jupiter’s aspects to his Sun and Moon, from February-May of this year, which I believe will enable him to evade the clutches of political destruction until about June (note the parallel to Mueller’s Ketu subperiod issues described below). But by then, I think that the accumulation of evidence against Trump–finally compounded by the snowballing negative effects of economic, social, and geopolitical challenges to the country that Trump clearly cannot manage–will trigger a wave of Republicans breaking ranks with Trump for the sake of the nation.

“Trump’s last moment of Jupiternian protection this year happens in late October and early November—just before his final Saturn square in late November and early December… So, I think that Jupiter transit is more likely to mirror Nixon’s Jupiternian protection of 1973, which protected Nixon from criminal prosecution but didn’t save him from having to leave office (for more detail, see my article, “Trump in Nixon’s Footsteps” from January 2018). Trump would only resign with a pardon from Pence in his pocket, so I expect that’s how his Jupiternian protection will play out.”

 

What I thought about saying in last night’s article, but omitted in my haste to publish before bedtime, was that the first instance of this same Jupiter transit over Trump’s Moon and opposite his Sun (happening this whole spring, but especially over the next month, starting right now), is likely to be when Trump will begin talks in earnest with Mike Pence about a pardon deal, in case future events necessitate Trump’s resignation. Here, the idea is that the foundation for the pardon is laid now, in the first instance of the Jupiter transit, and the pardon is then finalized and consecrated (not yet granted, though, until after Trump resigns) in October/November, during the second instance. This is another example of consecutive instances of the same astrology building upon each other (as with Robert Mueller’s three astrological peaks this year, mentioned below).

In last night’s article, I was trying to indicate that the other boosting and protective effects of Trump’s Jupiter transits the spring would be: 1) to provide Trump with an apparent outcome that he could tout from his current summit with Kim Jong-un, and 2) to provide Trump with a favorable wind that would temporarily shield him from the damaging substance of whatever move Robert Mueller was/is about to make. After watching some of Michael Cohen’s testimony today, it seemed to me that Mueller could actually take credit for some of the damning content of Cohen’s testimony, given that Mueller didn’t have to allow Michael Cohen to speak about the ongoing Roger Stone case. But, Mueller allowed Cohen to say that Roger Stone told Trump in advance about the WikiLeaks against Hillary Clinton—which is something that Trump is reported (including by Roger Stone himself on Fox News) to have denied in sworn written testimony to Mueller back in November (during that giant week of Mueller’s around Thanksgiving that I wrote about in my September and November articles).

In my prior article, from January 19, I also said, “Mueller will face strong threats to stifle and conceal his work,” and “Mueller will surely face strong efforts to marginalize and sideline him until the Ketu subperiod finishes” (which I now believe happens sometime in April).

Hopefully, given all that I’ve said above, readers won’t feel inclined to misinterpret the phrase “it will initially look like the winds are in Trump’s favor” as they continue reading this article. All I meant to say is that, in the midst of his first of three “peaks of accountability” that I’ve mentioned several times in the last few months, Trump will seem to be evading the clutches of doom. But, this should actually make sense, given that there are three peaks of accountability, and not just one. If he didn’t seem to evade the clutches of doom in the first peak, Trump probably wouldn’t then face a second and third peak of accountability.

 

Here, now, is last night’s article (including my attempt to build-in a clarificatory note from this morning):

 

The Deep Dive

Unlike my most recent articles, this post will be pretty brief. In essence, I want to sketch a projected outline for the stock market dive that I think is imminent. For lack of time, I will just post a simple timeline, but that should be enough to convey the important points. I also want to cover Robert Mueller’s imminent big move and how it relates to the deep dive into the Trump case that Mueller will be making throughout this year.

 

Comment added Feb. 27:

For any who might wonder, in light of Michael Cohen’s testimony today, this article is meant to supplement my January article, not supersede it. That is, I published “The Deep Dive” just to contextualize Robert Mueller’s next move and to give ample warning about the stock market perils this spring. I’m just not sure if I’ll have any time in March to publish another piece, so I wanted to get one out last night while I had the chance. This new article is not meant to imply that I no longer think Trump will be facing heavy accountability this March, as I said he wouldin my last article. So, my reference to Trump having “the winds in his favor”  below doesn’t mean that he won’t be facing any headwinds at the same time; it just means that, on balance, he has sufficient protection from those headwinds for a couple months. 

 

In comparing the upcoming astrology to the astrology of the stock market plunges of 2008, 2000, and 1929, I developed the following projection:

Late March:
In late March, when Ketu joins Saturn in late Sagittarius, I think more and more people will start to sense foreboding environmental rumblings and a building emotional uneasiness in the air.

Mid/Late-April to Early-May:
By mid/late-April, or at least by early May, those foreshadowings will turn into a large-scale stock sell off. This is partly because Mercury and Venus will both be in Pisces starting mid-April. Pisces is the most fluid sign, and Venus is the planet of cash liquidity, while Mercury is the planet of quick financial transactions. Mercury is debilitated in Pisces, but Venus is exalted in Pisces. This creates a slightly destabilizing push-pull imbalance that I believe will be the critica nudge that activates the negative effects of the Saturn-Ketu conjunction on the markets (note: in some stock crashes, Mercury and Venus have been in Virgo, where Venus is debilitated and Mercury is exalted, creating a similarly destabilizing imbalance).

Saturn and Ketu are exactly conjunct on April 30, within 24 hours of when Saturn goes retrograde (April 29) and within 24 hours of when Mars exactly aspects that Saturn-Ketu conjunction from Taurus (May 1), so it looks like most of the damage to the market will be done by the beginning of May (probably the week of April 22 will be the worst, followed by more of the same as the subsequent week begins). The residual sell-off after that juncture will probably just be driven by desperate people who by then realize that the market won’t be rebounding anytime soon (in contrast to the way the market did rebound at end of last December, when interestingly, Pluto conjuncted the exact degree where Saturn and Ketu will be conjunct in late April of this year–which also happens to be exactly opposite the degree that Pluto occupied in Gemini during the 1929 stock market crash…and, yes, I’m taking that coincidence to be predictively meaningful).

As I have noted countless times since 2017, the Saturn-Ketu conjunction occurs in Sagittarius, which is America’s ascendant, so this conjunction represents a particularly strong challenge for America. Such conjunctions (even in other signs besides Sagittarius) have caused financial downturns and “panics” many times in world history since at least the year 1800, most likely because one of the biggest astrological effects of Saturn and Ketu is to promote fear—and fear causes people to liquidate things like stocks and speculative real estate. These conjunctions have also been correlated with military conflict and aggression (the most likely times for such aggression this year, even if it’s within a single country like the US, is around April 30/May 1 and mid-June, followed by July 4 and late-Sept/Oct).

June:
As I’ve said a few times recently, this June is a terrible month for Trump. It is also just a rough month in general, astrologically speaking. This astrology won’t help the market recover from its April/May dive—and may even drive the market lower (in other words, it may not be the right timing to buy stocks in late May or June just because the stock market tanks in April and May—there still may be more tanking yet to come after May).

September-October:
It’s even likely that the markets will struggle all the way into this coming fall. Saturn and Ketu will be conjunct for the final time in late September (they’re also conjunct on July 4th), and they will still remain problematically close to each other through October. Mars squares both Saturn and Ketu in the second half of October, so the markets could well be depressed by this year’s negative astrology until about Halloween (October 31). Elsewhere I’ve said that I think Trump will be leaving office between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so it is possible that the brewing Trump ordeal itself will adversely affect the markets this fall. But, it’s also possible that the negative astrology will manifest in a way that doesn’t involve the market at that point. But at the very least, the negative astrology this fall won’t be helping the market recover from the plunge that I think is coming this spring, even if this fall’s astrology isn’t driving the markets further down then.

One way for investors to handle the above predictions is obviously just to sell stocks now and wait until November or so before buying any stocks again. The other way, if one wishes to play the risk game a little more, would be to divide one’s stock portfolio into thirds, investing 1/3 in mid to late May, another third in mid-July, and the last third around Thanksgiving. This way, one would have a chance of catching the absolute bottom of the market with at least one third of their stock portfolio. The risk, however, is that one could invest up to two-thirds of their portfolio prematurely, before stocks have reached their absolute lowest point. In any case, being out of the market this April and May is likely to save one from major losses. I’m not a financial advisor, so I’m just pointing out some possible approaches here, and I’ll leave the actual financial planning advice to the experts.

If you want to play it safe, then just avoid stocks until at least December this year.

As I posted recently on Facebook and in my last article, Robert Mueller has three big astrological peaks left this year. The first one happens in the next week or two, but the other two peaks happen in late-June/early-July and October/November. So whatever Robert Mueller does in the next two weeks is not the end of his work, even though it will be big. In fact, I think it may turn out to be some kind of a beginning, since Mueller’s three astrological peaks are represented by a single kind of astrology (Saturn over the ascendant), which suggests that these three peaks are building upon each other.

I said in my last article that I wouldn’t be surprised if Mueller gave “some kind of a final report” soon, but I also said that any such report wouldn’t reach its “finality” until late this fall, during Mueller’s thirdastrological window. So, if Mueller does make a report that looks like his finished work within the next couple weeks, he will nevertheless be dragged back into the ensuing process of unraveling that report over the rest of the year, and particularly in June/July and October/November.

Obviously, the other possibility is that his big move over the next couple weeks is not his final move, and that he still has much work to finish on his probe by this fall. Either way, Mueller will still be busy with the Trump case until nearly the end of 2019.

I think that we are likely to see some kind of combination of the above two scenarios. It may look something like this:

Over the next two weeks, Mueller makes a very big move that is meant to appear conclusive. Then, Mueller is subjected in March to a major campaign to discredit, invalidate and marginalize that move by Trump supporters (Mueller has an intense few days around March 9, which is either hard work to make his next big move then, or some heavy backlash from that big move dropping just before March 9). Because of Trump’s boosting and protective Jupiter-Moon conjunction right now, it will initially look like the winds are in Trump’s favor. Thus, his summit this week with Kim Jung-un will likely be touted widely as a success (Trump is likely to be deceptive and deluded about the results of his summit with Kim, and we won’t really be able to determine its success or failure until at least mid-May). More to the present point, AG Bill Barr is less likely to divulge all the dirt on Trump this spring, if Barr were to receive the Mueller report in the next week or two. Regardless, Trump has the astrology of major grandstanding, lying and fighting/aggression for virtually all of March.

But June will be a different story.

I’m convinced now that Mueller finishes his Ketu subperiod this spring. Since Mueller hasn’t made his big move yet, this indicates that his ascendant degree is more like 24 degrees of Sagittarius, which means that his stifling Ketu subperiod probably ends by May, and maybe even as soon as early-April (we’ve been watching for Mueller’s next big move, the timing of which will enable us to deduce his ascendant degree, which we already knew must fall within the range of 20-24 degrees of Sagittarius). So, Mueller will regain his power just as Trump’s tough June astrology begins to drag Trump down, and Mueller will be potently involved this summer in ways that are very dangerous for Trump (regardless of whether Mueller is still conducting his investigation then or has issued his final report already). Jupiter won’t be protecting or promoting Trump so much then.

It’s also worth noting here that if the economy crashes this spring, then Trump will face opposition on a whole other front as well by then (of course, many people will say that the investigation of Trump was to blame for the economic hardships).
Whatever Mueller is working on in late June and early July, it will essentially amount to collecting steam for his final push on the Trump case this fall. That final push, and not whatever Mueller is about to do now, is what I think will eventually force Trump out of the presidency by Christmas (although Mueller’s move in the next week or two will definitely send damaging shock waves in Trump’s direction, regardless, which will move Trump towards his eventual exit).

That’s all I have time to write for now, but please review my last two articles for supplemental details.

I don’t know when my next full article will be finished, but I’m committed to covering the more uplifting topic of compassion in that post. It will be nice to look into such a beautiful aspect of life at that time.

 

May you rise high above the illusory ego-drama until we reconnect…!

 

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The Deep Dive

Unlike my most recent articles, this post will be pretty brief. In essence, I want to sketch a projected outline for the stock market dive that I think is imminent. For lack of time, I will just post a simple timeline, but that should be enough to convey the important points. I also want to cover Robert Mueller’s imminent big move and how it relates to the deep dive into the Trump case that Mueller will be making throughout this year.

Comment added Feb. 27:

For any who might wonder, in light of Michael Cohen’s testimony today, this article is meant to supplement my January article, not supersede it. That is, I published “The Deep Dive” just to contextualize Robert Mueller’s next move and to give ample warning about the stock market perils this spring. I’m just not sure if I’ll have any time in March to publish another piece, so I wanted to get one out last night while I had the chance. This new article is not meant to imply that I no longer think Trump will be facing heavy accountability this March, as I said he would in my last article. So, my reference to Trump having “the winds in his favor”  below doesn’t mean that he won’t be facing any headwinds at the same time; it just means that, on balance, he has sufficient protection from those headwinds for a couple months. 

In comparing the upcoming astrology to the astrology of the stock market plunges of 2008, 2000, and 1929, I developed the following projection:

Late March:
In late March, when Ketu joins Saturn in late Sagittarius, I think more and more people will start to sense foreboding environmental rumblings and a building emotional uneasiness in the air.

Mid/Late-April to Early-May:
By mid/late-April, or at least by early May, those foreshadowings will turn into a large-scale stock sell off. This is partly because Mercury and Venus will both be in Pisces starting mid-April. Pisces is the most fluid sign, and Venus is the planet of cash liquidity, while Mercury is the planet of quick financial transactions. Mercury is debilitated in Pisces, but Venus is exalted in Pisces. This creates a slightly destabilizing push-pull imbalance that I believe will be the critica nudge that activates the negative effects of the Saturn-Ketu conjunction (note: in some stock crashes, Mercury and Venus have been in Virgo, where Venus is debilitated and Mercury is exalted, creating a similarly destabilizing imbalance).

Saturn and Ketu are exactly conjunct on April 30, within 24 hours of when Saturn goes retrograde (April 29) and within 24 hours of when Mars exactly aspects that Saturn-Ketu conjunction from Taurus (May 1), so it looks like most of the damage to the market will be done by the beginning of May. Any subsequent sell-off after that juncture will probably just be driven by desperate people who by then realize that the market won’t be rebounding anytime soon.

As I have noted countless times since 2017, the Saturn-Ketu conjunction occurs in Sagittarius, which is America’s ascendant, so this conjunction represents a particularly strong challenge for America. Such conjunctions (even in other signs besides Sagittarius) have caused financial downturns and “panics” many times in world history since at least the year 1800, most likely because one of the biggest astrological effects of Saturn and Ketu is to promote fear—and fear causes people to liquidate things like stocks and speculative real estate. These conjunctions have also been correlated with military conflict and aggression (the most likely times for such aggression this year, even if it’s within a single country like the US, is around April 30/May 1 and mid-June, followed by July 4 and late-Sept/Oct).

June:
As I’ve said a few times recently, this June is a terrible month for Trump. It is also just a rough month in general, astrologically speaking. This astrology won’t help the market recover from its April/May dive—and may even drive the market lower (in other words, it may not be the right timing to buy stocks in late May or June just because the stock market tanks in April and May—there still may be more tanking yet to come after May).

September-October:
It’s even likely that the markets will struggle all the way into this coming fall. Saturn and Ketu will be conjunct for the final time in late September (they’re also conjunct on July 4th), and they will still remain problematically close to each other through October. Mars squares both Saturn and Ketu in the second half of October, so the markets could well be depressed by this year’s negative astrology until about Halloween (October 31). Elsewhere I’ve said that I think Trump will be leaving office between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so it is possible that the brewing Trump ordeal itself will adversely affect the markets this fall. But, it’s also possible that the negative astrology will manifest in a way that doesn’t involve the market at that point. But at the very least, the negative astrology this fall won’t be helping the market recover from the plunge that I think is coming this spring, even if this fall’s astrology isn’t driving the markets further down then.

One way for investors to handle the above predictions is obviously just to sell stocks now and wait until November or so before buying any stocks again. The other way, if one wishes to play the risk game a little more, would be to divide one’s stock portfolio into thirds, investing 1/3 in mid to late May, another third in mid-July, and the last third around Thanksgiving. This way, one would have a chance of catching the absolute bottom of the market with at least one third of their stock portfolio. The risk, however, is that one could invest up to two-thirds of their portfolio prematurely, before stocks have reached their absolute lowest point. In any case, being out of the market this April and May is likely to save one from major losses. I’m not a financial advisor, so I’m just pointing out some possible approaches here, and I’ll leave the actual financial planning advice to the experts.

If you want to play it safe, then just avoid stocks until at least December this year.

As I posted recently on Facebook and in my last article, Robert Mueller has three big astrological peaks left this year. The first one happens in the next week or two, but the other two peaks happen in late-June/early-July and October/November. So whatever Robert Mueller does in the next two weeks is not the end of his work, even though it will be big. In fact, I think it may turn out to be some kind of a beginning, since Mueller’s three astrological peaks are represented by a single kind of astrology (Saturn over the ascendant), which suggests that these three peaks are building upon each other.

I said in my last article that I wouldn’t be surprised if Mueller gave “some kind of a final report” soon, but I also said that any such report wouldn’t reach its “finality” until late this fall, during Mueller’s third astrological window. So, if Mueller does make a report that looks like his finished work within the next couple weeks, he will nevertheless be dragged back into the ensuing process of unraveling that report over the rest of the year, and particularly in June/July and October/November.

Obviously, the other possibility is that his big move over the next couple weeks is not his final move, and that he still has much work to finish on his probe by this fall. Either way, Mueller will still be busy with the Trump case until nearly the end of 2019.

I think that we are likely to see some kind of combination of the above two scenarios. It may look something like this:

Over the next two weeks, Mueller makes a very big move that is meant to appear conclusive. Then, Mueller is subjected in March to a major campaign to discredit, invalidate and marginalize that move by Trump supporters (Mueller has an intense few days around March 9, which is either hard work to make his next big move then, or some heavy backlash from that big move dropping just before March 9). Because of Trump’s boosting and protective Jupiter-Moon conjunction right now, it will initially look like the winds are in Trump’s favor. Thus, his summit this week with Kim Jung-un will likely be touted widely as a success (Trump is likely to be deceptive and deluded about the results of his summit with Kim, and we won’t really be able to determine its success or failure until at least mid-May). More to the present point, AG Bill Barr is less likely to divulge all the dirt on Trump this spring, if Barr were to receive the Mueller report in the next week or two. Regardless, Trump has the astrology of major grandstanding, lying and fighting/aggression for virtually all of March.

But June will be a different story.

I’m convinced now that Mueller finishes his Ketu subperiod this spring. Since Mueller hasn’t made his big move yet, this indicates that his ascendant degree is more like 24 degrees of Sagittarius, which means that his stifling Ketu subperiod probably ends by May, and maybe even as soon as early-April (we’ve been watching for Mueller’s next big move, the timing of which will enable us to deduce his ascendant degree, which we already knew must fall within the range of 20-24 degrees of Sagittarius). So, Mueller will regain his power just as Trump’s tough June astrology begins to drag Trump down, and Mueller will be potently involved this summer in ways that are very dangerous for Trump (regardless of whether Mueller is still conducting his investigation then or has issued his final report already). Jupiter won’t be protecting or promoting Trump so much then.

It’s also worth noting here that if the economy crashes this spring, then Trump will face opposition on a whole other front as well by then (of course, many people will say that the investigation of Trump was to blame for the economic hardships).
Whatever Mueller is working on in late June and early July, it will essentially amount to collecting steam for his final push on the Trump case this fall. That final push, and not whatever Mueller is about to do now, is what I think will eventually force Trump out of the presidency by Christmas (although Mueller’s move in the next week or two will definitely send damaging shock waves in Trump’s direction, regardless, which will move Trump towards his eventual exit).

That’s all I have time to write for now, but please review my last two articles for supplemental details.

I don’t know when my next full article will be finished, but I’m committed to covering the more uplifting topic of compassion in that post. It will be nice to look into such a beautiful aspect of life at that time.

 

May you rise high above the illusory ego-drama until we reconnect…!

 

Comment added Feb. 27:

For any who might wonder, this article is meant to supplement my January article, not supersede it. That is, I published “The Deep Dive” in order to contextualize Robert Mueller’s next move and to give ample warning about the stock market perils this spring. This new article is not meant to imply that I no longer think Trump will be facing heavy accountability this March, as I said he would in my last article. So, my reference to Trump having “the winds in his favor” doesn’t mean that he won’t be facing any headwinds at the same time; it just means that he has sufficient protection from those headwinds for a couple months, on balance. I’m just not sure when I’ll have time to publish another piece, so I wanted to get one out last night while I had the chance.