NewsScope for January 7, 2003
Five Astro-Events for the First Half of 2003
4, Saturn squares the U.S. Neptune: This connection occurs again on March
11 after Saturn turns direct on February 22. These three dates mark high points
in a phase of military uncertainty since the U.S. Mars and Neptune are square
to each other. Gathering consensus of world or even domestic opinion is not likely
for any U.S. military action. (Editor's
note: WolfStar uses a Scorpio
Rising chart of the United States.)
16, Jupiter opposite Neptune: This is the second of three oppositions between
these two planets, and is likely to bring intense clashes between the world's
geopolitical power centers. Military conflict and terrorism are probable since
simultaneously Mars and Pluto are conjunct and opposing Saturn.
10, Uranus enters Pisces: After spending seven years in technologically savvy
Aquarius, Uranus now moves into the sign of mysticism and morality. Watch for
moral uncertainty concerning new technologies, a pervasive air of secrecy, ideological
fanaticism, and the return of the musical as a favorite cinematic genre.
16, U.S. progressed Moon conjunct Mars: Along with the many other war indicators
in 2003, this one ensures that the U.S. military industrial complex is active
in global scenarios at this time. The U.S. Mars refers to manufacturing, especially
in the automobile industry. Mars also rules the Sixth House of health, so look
for significant health legislation to be passed by Congress.
31, Solar Eclipse in Gemini: This eclipse, one of four in 2003, is exceptional
since it takes place on the U.S. Uranus. Sudden developments and unexpected changes
are in order. On the plus side, anticipate exciting new technologies to be announced.
Airline disasters are possible, and dramatic economic news, including major mergers,
break-ups, bankruptcies, and acquisitions in aerospace, computers, and telecommunications.
Prepares for War
4,000 young soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, President Bush
warned last week that he is ready to unleash the full force of the U.S. military
against Saddam Hussein's regime. Bush said he has the moral imperative to strike
if Saddam doesn't disarm. "We are ready. We're prepared," said Bush
to a cheering audience.
W. Bush's horoscope reflects the gathering military storm, as well as the uncertainty
of his potential allies. Transiting Pluto is the lead indicator over the next
few months, with its opposition to Bush's Uranus. Coincidentally, the first opposition
is exact on January 27, the same date that U.N. weapons inspectors issue their
report. Bush's Uranus represents his connection to the Pentagon since it's conjunct
the U.S. Mars.
turns retrograde on March 22, and so remains in a long-term opposition to Bush's
Uranus. The implication is that the Pentagon, under the Commander-in-Chief's direction,
is preparing to enter Iraq as an occupation force, and not as a quick strike,
military conquest. Bush's Mars, the ruler of his Midheaven, is undergoing major
activation through 2004 (progressed Sun is conjunct Mars on June 6, 2004).
downside for these developments is that transiting Neptune is in Bush's Seventh
House, and opposing his Mercury-Pluto. This connection reflects the doubt his
military and political partners have since no secret weapons have been found.
This Neptune also signifies Bush's interest in covert military operations, suggesting
that a CIA-backed coup against Saddam is in the works, as transiting Neptune also
squares Saddam's Sun.
Omarr Travels to the Next Galaxy
most popular, widely read astrologer in the world died last Thursday following
complications from a recent heart attack. Sydney Omarr's Sun sign books have sold
50 million copies worldwide and his daily horoscope column appeared in over 300
daily newspapers. He continued to write this column over the years even though
he was blinded and paralyzed from the neck down by multiple sclerosis.
Omarr was born a creative Leo (August 5, 1926; 11:27 am; Philadelphia) with his
Moon in sympathetic Cancer. This Sun-Moon combination expresses itself dramatically
and confidently, and with heartfelt sensitivity to others. These qualities can
also be seen in storyteller Garrison Keillor and singer Kenny Rogers who also
have the Sun in Leo and Moon in Cancer.
ruling planet is Venus (since he has Libra Rising), which is found in the Ninth
House of publishing. Venus is powerfully enhanced by an exact conjunction with
Pluto, bringing him many adoring women, and allowing him to reach the masses through
his writing. Venus in this position also governs celebrities, and Omarr was known
as "counselor to the stars."
Venus is further strengthened by a trine to Saturn, found in the Second House of money. This connection favors the accumulation of great wealth through publishing,
which he achieved by virtually single-handedly popularizing Sun sign astrology.
Omarr's syndicated column was valued by his readers, as one associate said, "not
because they believed every word he wrote, but because it always contained threads
of hope and encouragement."
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