NewsScope for January 28, 2003
Influence on the World Map
NewsScope reader asks how the U.S.
Scorpio Rising horoscope fits in with the analytical tool known as
AstroCartoGraphy (ACG). This technique, as popularized by the late Jim Lewis,
can help locate where on our planet U.S. influence might be felt. The technique
is based on the strength of angular planets, and when the U.S. horoscope is relocated
to every point on the globe, the angular planets create lines of influence.
lines might be seen as defining slices of American influence according to the
nature of the planet. One example of this is a U.S. Neptune line running through
Iran and Saudi Arabia where U.S. oil interests are keenest. A Pluto line, associated
with the most intense, survival-oriented issues, starts in Sicily (Mafia) and
arches northeast through Albania, Yugoslavia and Romania, following the former
Iron Curtain, and continuing through the Ukraine and straight to Moscow.
most favorable regions are under Venus and Jupiter lines, since these two are
conjunct in the natal U.S. horoscope. On the world map Venus and Jupiter become
parallel lines, and rise through Western Europe where the U.S. has its most beneficial
economic and military allies. We won't be surprised to find a Mars line runs right
through Beijing and near Vietnam, while another Mars line goes through Kuwait
the mid-1960s when transiting Uranus, Pluto and Saturn simultaneously activated
the U.S. Mars, LBJ went to war in Vietnam. Now transiting Saturn, Pluto and the
progressed Moon are aligning with the U.S. Mars. This confluence of astro-events
accurately reflects the current buildup of military forces in and around Iraq.
Postpones War Declaration
with mounting opposition from traditional European allies, the Bush
administration announced a likely delay in pressing the United Nations Security
Council to force Iraq into compliance. Germany has long voiced its disagreement
with Bush's determination to go to war. Last week France joined Germany in a growing
European movement favoring a longer inspections phase and more patience.
the unified front against the Bush agenda occurred just as Mercury turned direct.
Mercury, the planet of communication and policy, was also conjunct Chiron as the
two opposed the U.S. Sun. The Mercury-Chiron tandem represents a kind of diplomatic
wounding to U.S. pride, as well as Bush's pride since his Sun is in the same place
as the U.S. Sun.
U.S. Sun's projection onto the world map creates an ACG line going through Berlin
and Tokyo, the two former enemies and present day economic powerhouses. The solar
qualities of being independent, vital, and the center of political authority find
perfect representation in Berlin and Tokyo, noting that the Sun in the U.S. natal
chart is in the Ninth House of foreign powers.
Chiron and Mercury opposed the U.S. Sun, Germany led the Europeans against U.S.
interests. Chiron remains in this degree area off and on throughout 2003, representing
an ongoing irritant for the Bush administration. Soon Saturn will enter Cancer and be conjunct the U.S. Sun, heating matters up with the allies, especially in
late October. In the short term (refer to the second story in the January
7 NewsScope), watch around mid-February for a confrontation
and Parker File $15 Million Lawsuit
of Hollywood's youngest and most talented superstar couples is Matthew Broderick
Jessica Parker. The two married in 1997 and had their first baby several
months ago, but have recently felt taken advantage of by a cosmetics company.
Sephora cosmetics featured an unauthorized photo of the twosome in their ad campaign,
and Broderick and Parker responded with a $15 million lawsuit.
Broderick (March 21, 1962; NYC; time unknown) and Sarah Jessica Parker (March
25, 1965; Nelsonville, OH; time unknown) are both Aries, a sign noted for its
combativeness. An astrologer might question whether two Aries can get along, but
in this case the planets show a harmony beyond mainstream Sun sign bias. Most
importantly, her Venus is in Aries, and right on his Sun.
Moon is in the partnership sign of Libra, which goes a long way in balancing their
natural feistiness. Broderick's most recent success was working with Nathan Lane
in the broadly acclaimed hit The Producers. Parker's Moon is in
ambitious Capricorn, giving her a good business sense which found expression as
Executive Producer of the HBO hit series Sex in the City.
Aries is ruled by Mars, and these two have Mars opposite Mars. They can be highly
competitive with each other, or on good days, spur each other on toward mutual
success in the outer world. This Mars energy thrives on overcoming adversaries,
so Sephora had better watch out. And as these two remain mutually affectionate
and friendly with each other, the rest of the world can count on their simultaneous
status as rising stars.
readings are available from Michael WolfStar.