NewsScope for March 16, 2004
Will Bush dump Cheney to
reverse his slide in the polls? Bush stood by his vice president last
week, and most observers feel that if he did drop Cheney from the ticket,
it would be an unappealing sign of desperation or weakness. Still,
as NewsScope readers have
known for some time (see July 30,
2002), Cheney's horoscope reveals that
he may indeed be bumped.
up on last week's column, whoever is elected vice president in 2004,
stands a good chance of becoming president before the 2008 election
cycle. Several readers have proposed that Bush's political confidant
Condoleezza Rice (November 14, 1954; about 11:30 am; Birmingham, AL)
will be Cheney's replacement. At the moment, transiting Uranus trine
her Mercury is creating plenty of buzz about her potential.
her prospects for becoming vice president also look good. As transiting
Saturn enters her Sixth House of work, it forms trines to all her elevated
Scorpio planets, strengthening her professional standing. Her progressed
chart* looks exceptionally favorable as well, and points to unique
opportunities shaping up. If she isn't selected as his vice president,
she will at least continue a strong rise in her professional role.
if we continue to speculate, one celestial sign that she may indeed
become president is her natal Mars-Saturn square. This aspect is
what pushes her to succeed despite all obstacles, and happens to be
precisely aligned with the all-important angles in the Scorpio
Rising U.S. horoscope. When Neptune opposes the U.S. Midheaven to activate
the Presidential Death Cycle, it also activates her Mars-Saturn square.
The two coincide in time.
Last week's devastating bomb attacks in Madrid were quickly followed
by mass demonstrations against the violence. Spanish investigators were
focusing on Basque separatists, while international intelligence were
more disposed to blaming Al Qaeda. Whether the terrorist act was designed
to swing election results or punish Spain for supporting the U.S. remains
While many political astrologers use the inauguration of King
Juan Carlos (November 22, 1975; 12:45 pm; Madrid) as the national horoscope
for modern Spain , an earlier chart better fits the current events.
This horoscope is set for the creation of Spain when Juan II of Aragon
died on January 19, 1479 at 7:00 am in Madrid.**
Among the exceptional
planetary combinations in this 1479 horoscope is the epochal conjunction
between Uranus and Neptune in the first degree of Sagittarius. This
rare outer planet alignment is supported by sextiles to Pluto on one
side, and Mercury on the other. As Spanish authorities have noted, ever
since Uranus entered Pisces and formed a square to this Uranus-Neptune
duo, the extremists group ETA has been plotting violence.
Charles Harvey wrote that the natal horoscope for Islam in 622 AD also
features the rare Uranus-Neptune conjunction and is adversely connected
to Spain 's planets. At the time of the blasts, which began at 7:30
am on March 11, transiting Mars was just entering the Fourth House of
the homeland. The most astonishing correlations can be found by progressing
the 1479 horoscope, and features an explosive progressed Mars conjunct
the Uranus-Neptune pair.
Knowles Leads Ladies First Tour
First road show got underway
last week, an ambitious musical event centered on the collective talents
of three popular divas. The queen of the show is Beyonce Knowles, who
recently received five Grammys for her first solo album Dangerously
in Love. The tour is expected to play 23 dates by the
end of April, and gross some $500,000 per night.
Beyonce Knowles was born
a well-trained Virgo (September 4, 1981; Houston, TX; time unknown).
Ever since the age of seven she's been refining her skills for the
music business. With her Sun conjunct the parenting asteroid Ceres, much
of her identity was carefully crafted and polished by her father, who
is also her manager. Being a modest Virgo helps her to refuse to act
like a stuck-up diva.
The prominence of Venus in her chart reflects her
innate goddess status. Venus is conjunct Pluto, a charismatic, erotic
combination that is enhanced by a sextile to glamorous Neptune . Venus
is also inconjunct (150 degrees) Chiron, giving her an urgent need
to demonstrate her feminine power. These outer planet connections to
her Venus offer the natal potential of representing the ideal of beauty
to the masses.
As the concerts
unfold over the next month, transiting Pluto will be conjunct her Neptune
and sextile her Venus, so that she radiates a vibe of empowered womanhood,
not only for herself, but for all her fans as well. Factor in Jupiter's
current transit over her Sun, and Beyonce is bound for even greater
fame and success.
progressed (P2) Mars trine her Sun-Venus conjunction, P2 Venus conjunct
Ceres and trine Uranus-Jupiter, P2 Sun sextile Saturn. Her approximate
birth time is derived from Antonio Fox's biography Condi:
The Condoleezza Rice Story, which states on page 41 that "Condi
was born on a Sunday morning while her father was leading the eleven
o'clock service at Westminster , a fitting time for a child of deeply
religious parents to enter the world." Also, a fitting time for
someone to be born with five planets in the Ninth House of religion!
to political astrologer Charles Harvey in Anima
Mundi, page 111. Also note that the P2 Moon is conjunct
Mars, P2 Mars is sextile Pluto, and P2 Mercury is opposite a Twelfth
House Venus. No astrologer who uses secondary progressions and
this foundation chart for Spain would miss the connections to terrorist
readings are available from Michael WolfStar.