Edward Snowden, Updates and Predictions

BW_snowdenSaturn is creeping up on Snowden’s Neptune to make a Conjunction, and will be Opposite his Natal Sun in December. The red lines in the chart show these Transits and the dates of exact aspect are: Transit Conjunct Natal Saturn April 6, 2017 and December 15, 2017 respectively. This Transit is amplified in strength, because it is a Station of Saturn in April and will create a very sensitive situation in the psyche of the native. It will be a cause to go deeper into an understanding of his situation. Because this aspect occurs in the 7th house of open and direct relationships, cooperative or conflicting, it is likely that Snowden will have concerns or a serious order. Neptune is one of the planets of Significance, and so it hints that this will not be a superficial issue. Something in the relationship will tip toward the extremes of either dissolution or come to a more prominent and long lasting tie.

Since there is a Natal Opposition of Neptune with the Sun in the first house, there is likely to be a strong impact of this aspect on Snowden that will cause him to make some important decision about his future. This aspect does not have an outlet as it would if it were involved in a T-Cross, and so this becomes a face-it-directly sort of challenge. A T-Cross allows for a 3rd option and a way

 to escape, so to speak, from direct conflicting views. Alternatives are not part of this configuration, so there will be no avoiding a coming-to-terms commitment with the Natal potentials of 1st to 7th direct confrontations. Whether this confrontation will be between his present day partner or a direct attack from authorities to his private and personal relative freedom, is yet to be seen. It may actually result in the forming of one or several contracts that can be positive as well as negative. It remains to be seen.

The Sabian Symbols may shine a bit more light on the issue. Neptune is in the 28th degree of Sagittarius and is: An old bridge over a beautiful stream. The original symbol may be more revealing: A splendidly built bridge, a heritage of unknown ages, still spans the beautiful and wildly primitive stream. If taken as a symbol of consciousness, it would seem that Snowden’s grasp of awareness and intelligence will be his safeguard and way to safety from any threat coming from within himself, or from without, in terms of life having control over him because of the risk he took to bring others across unrecognized and invasive probing into their lives. This done by the sinister powers that he alone believed he could admonish.23feb17_2

Although the Saturn Transit Station is a difficult one, it is softened by the good fortune of Progressed Moon Sextiles to Natal Jupiter and Uranus in the 6th house and a Trine to to Mercury on the Ascendant not long after. What may trip him up will be the Progressed Moon Square to Natal Moon in approximately one year. This promises a somewhat emotional turning point in his process. It is stronger indication when a planet makes an aspect with itself in Progressions, and also when it is an isolated aspect that differs from the trend that surrounds it. Before and after this profound Progressed Square are supportive and relatively easy aspects that give emphasis to the sandwiched Square aspect. Look for some particularly important event coming within a year’s time of the Progressed Moon Squaring itself.

Snowden’s Sun degree, the indicator of his Purpose in life, is in the original Sabian degree: A typical American conceit is seen; A parade of bathing beauties before the judges and crowd at a seaside resort. Snowden will be fairly judged by the assets that he brings into the awareness of the public, and perhaps more harshly by those who have positions of authority to decide what is really allowed under the law.

The purple line from Progressed Moon to Progressed Sun shows that Snowden is at the Progressed Full Moon flowering stage of the seed that was planted at the Progressed New Moon cycle approximately 15 years ago.




Is It True? Pluto = Probity – There are Levels of Truth


Planets are like appendages of the Sun. They are like the colors of the spectrum as light is broken into its more elementary characteristics. The Sun and planets work together as a cohesive whole. Each planet is representative of its own special vibration and frequency of intelligence. Each planet represents a unique domain of influence and it is mirrored in the bio-field of the human body. Planets are the materialized portion of the Sun’s magnetic field as it vibrates outwardly into space. They pulsate to the dictates of the Sun’s source of power and they are the visible portion of the Sun’s influence in the realm of the unseen. Planets represent the individualized attributes of living beings, and they regulate processes in the development of life on its path toward enlightenment through experiences on Earth.

Imagine the magnetic field of the Sun penetrating through the territory of its satellites reaching far out and encompassing the planet Pluto, the last of the know planets in our Solar System. The planets are an intermingling of configurations  that make and break ties between their vibratory rates. A synastry of endless possibilities develops in the macrocosm and is reflected instantaneously in the microcosm of our local biosphere. The meaning of life is wrapped up in this partnership of macrocosm and microcosm. Each separate living being has unique experiences and the development of potentials is charted through ongoing Transits and Progressions as they relate to the Natal horoscopic Gestalt.

The Sun initiates and Pluto draws conclusions. If you are wondering why it is hard to tell the truth from a lie these days, it is because it is all true, but still hard to believe. When the President of the United States claims that what you are seeing is not true, in the case of crowd size at his inauguration, that in fact he drew the largest crowds ever, he is making it true in virtual reality. But then, how true is virtual reality? And where are the really true facts. How can we uncover them. This is the difficulty with so many situations when the planet Pluto is involve.

We can send a Hubble telescope into space to photograph the stars, but we are still only getting a closer picture. What the truth of the stars and planets really is is an ongoing process into ever closer and closer looks at the very large and very small. Not talking about crowd size at this point, just stating the truth, that the truth will never be known with proof that is absolutely unquestioned. That is the nature of the mysterious universe. Everything is an illusion, and can be seen in so many differing perspectives. Alternative facts are actually just another way of looking at something that someone else sees in a different way.

Pluto is the planet that brings this issue into the forefront of attention. Be puzzled, because the puzzle is the purpose of it all. Truths can be uncovered and then refuted, so that nothing is ever completely understood and finalized. It is an ongoing process of learning. And the end result is a personal paradigm. Seven Arrows stated it well. A feather in the midst of a group of individuals looking at it sees it as unique to themselves. No one sees it exactly like any other person in the group. And so it is with what happens in our daily lives. It is all a blur and mixture of truth and lie. All words are symbols and therefore cannot represent the activity behind the actual experience. Stop looking for truth and you will arrive at the crux of life between the two. Like right and left hands and all opposites in the universe, truth and lies cannot exist without the other.

But, and this is a big BUT; it is important to get to the bottom of the story if one wants to have a healthy outlook on the future of life on Earth. Getting to the bottom of the story is the process of Pluto. When the planet makes an aspect in your chart or the chart you are researching, this whole scenario described above comes to life. Pluto is the planet at this point in time that is the farthest from the Sun in our solar system. It takes 248 years to orbit the Sun and it is now in the midst of its own validity as to whether it is a planet or simply another meaningless asteroid.

Look for an Aspect in your chart from Pluto and if you can chart one, you will know by personal experience the answer to the question, does it have the powers that the other planets in orbit of our Sun have, or is it not having any effect on your life at all. I challenge anyone to this, by saying that if you have a Pluto aspect you will experience the biggest changes and challenges of your lifetime. That is how strong an influence is coming from the presence of this very small and very slow moving sphere in the outer regions of our solar system.

There are three keywords for Pluto. In Natal horoscopy it is OBSESSION. In High Focus it is TRANSCENDENCE. In Transits and Progressions it is PROBITY. Keywords are the mechanism that opens the door to deeper meanings. All three of these keywords promise profound meaning beyond the threshold that one word can reveal.




The Bromance of Trump and Putin – and the Phone Call, Jan. 28, 2017


There definitely is a strong connection from Donald Trump’s Natal chart to the Natal chart of Vladimir Putin. They have a Conjunction together that is exact to the minute! Shown circled in red in the chart is Trump’s Jupiter at 17 Libra 27, and Putin’s Saturn at 17 Libra 27′.  The Sabian Symbol of this degree is quite astonishing as well, it is 18 degrees Libra, Two men placed under arrest. The original symbol is: Two men are placed under arrest and taken away to give an accounting for their acts before a tribunal of society.  TRUMP_PUTIN2

LIBRA 18 Two men placed under arrest This is a symbol of the maximum demand that may be made of any individual for self-consistency, and of the absoluteness of compulsions on human nature to provide a balance between inner and outer capacities. Implicit in the reversed symbolism is the importance of the self’s responsibility to its own essential characteristics, not as a limitation arising from the role it plays in life but as the necessity that the potentials of value in any given situation be brought to some point of immediate and effective function. The keyword is CONSEQUENCE. When positive, the degree is a heightened challenge to every special talent, and when nega­tive, total inappropriateness of impulse and act.

For Trump, Putin’s Saturn Conjunct his Jupiter in the second house has the potential to enhance his personal resources. However, Saturn’s influence slows down negotiations, as is seen in Trump’s failure to build a “tower” in Moscow.

Trump’s Jupiter is retrograde at birth, and this keeps the details of his financial interactions with others a very private matter. The normally open nature of Jupiter is reversed when retrograde. The planet does make an applying Trine from the 2nd house to his natal Sun in the 10th and gives supportive financial potentials to TRUMPputinJan28benefit his position of Authority in life in terms of business and leadership in general.

Donald Trump often remarks that it would be “nice to get along with Russia.” That statement seems to be in accord with the Head of State of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. However, it has raised the question of whether there already is or has been a connection between these two men and the two countries. With Saturn being the planet identifying Putin and Russia, it would seem that there are very particular “requirements” that limit the scope of cooperative activity. Saturn is more withholding and analytical than the over-enthusiastic Jupiterian approach of the US under the Trump administration. But Putin’s discriminating Saturn may end up giving a definitive focus of where the energies truly point in this odd Bromance between the two.

The following gives a very succinct definition of the difference between Saturn contributing to Putin’s nature, and how Jupiter manifests in Trump’s character:

On Putin and Trump, Susan Glasser, journalist for Politico, states in an interview by Frontline PBS, that “On the surface, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump are very different characters. Putin is controlled; he disciplined; he’s well-briefed. He’s a man of facts and figures. And again, he’s tightly wound, and he’s very disciplined. Donald Trump, take one look at him. He’s not disciplined. He’s the man who tweets at 3:00 in the morning. He goes on gut and on instinct. He doesn’t read anything according to those who are most familiar with him. And he certainly is not given to spouting precisely accurate facts and figures. But despite those surface dissimilarities, they have certain instincts that seem in common with each other, and one of those is to put the power of the individual over the institutions. . .” 1:26 

Jupiter and Saturn respectively, are the personal planets that share a zodiacal degree between Trump and Putin, who both in fact, are dedicated to personal advantage rather than demonstrating loyalty to either country’s institutions.

Susan Glasser interview.


On January 28, 2017, there was a phone conversation between Trump and Putin, and National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn was also on the conference call.  Chart #2 shows Transiting Jupiter activating Trump’s Natal Square between the planetary pair of Motivation; Jupiter and Saturn. This planetary pair in Square Aspect in a natal chart emphasizes an almost unrelenting moral scrutiny of the native’s behavior. Other examples of this configuration are Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. When in Conjunction, Square or Opposition in a Natal chart, the pair indicate a Sharp Destiny.* The native is continuously challenged to live up to a higher standard of moral behavior, and often they are “called on the carpet” by others to compensate for any lack thereof.

Apparently the rumors of an unlawful exchange of dialogue over sanctions, between Michael Flynn and the Russian Ambassador to the United States, had Trump concerned enough to contact the Russian leader himself.TrumpPutin That very day, the Transit Sun was exactly Opposite Trump’s Natal Pluto in the 12th house. The conversation was behind the scenes as the 12th house would indicate.

The conversation must have delved quite deeply into the issue of that which preoccupied the three participants of the call, because Pluto’s keyword is Obsession, or at the very least infers a preoccupation with matters that are beyond one’s personal control. The intrigue and suspicion engendered by the entire election-hacking scenario has everyone waiting to see more information surface, likely to include early March 2017, when Trump’s Progressed Moon opposes the US Natal Pluto.

Transit Saturn was in orb of Conjunction with Putin’s Natal Mars around the time of the ominous call, which is in a “convenient” Trine aspect with the Natal Mars in Trump’s chart. The aspect is exact February 18th.


This is the beginning of at least a fPutinTrumpour year run with Trump as President of the United States. Will Putin have something to do with Trump’s reelection in four years when his Progressed Sun comes to rest opposite Trump’s Natal Sun? See chart #3 and the red line pointing to both a Conjunction of Putin’s Progressed Sun coming to Trump’s Natal Moon in three years, and then to the Opposition to Trump’s Sun shortly after. What could this Solar exchange indicate for the future? Perhaps we will be getting a feel for what it means as things develop – we are just getting started. In this chart we also see that Putin’s Progressed Moon will be making a Conjunction with Trump’s Neptune in approximately five months. Then in about a year and a half, Putin’s Progressed Moon will be Conjunct Trump’s Natal Jupiter and it will set off the Bromance Jupiter/Saturn Conjunction between the two leaders.

To bring things to even more interesting focus, Trump’s Progressed Venus, shown in chart #4, comes to Conjunct the same Jupiter/Saturn Two men placed under arrest mutual zodiacal point at approximately the same time as Putin’s Progressed Moon, shown in chart #3, approaches the figurative degree.

For more on the Progressed Venus Conjunct Jupiter visit: http://planetarydynamics.com/2017/08/05/trumps-transits-and-progressions/


“Jupiter and Saturn in square aspect indicate an ordering of life’s fundamental motives through which the native usually suffers very immediate consequences of even the least neglect or abuse of his own potentials. He finds he must fight continuously for the ideals in which he has come to take the most consistent interest, and also learns that his conscious well-being is wholly dependent on the moral struggles in which he becomes involved almost inevitably at every stage of his experience. . . . . Personal existence under this configuration can become either a great opportunity or else a gradual disintegration of the soul in the very core of itself.”  Page 124, Essentials of Astrological Analysis by Marc Edmund Jones.



Trump’s Progressed Moon Opposite US Natal Pluto and its 248 Year Return

The United States birth chart acts as the template for the potentials and destiny of its people. The chart of the president of the nation also maps its potentials through forecasting events, policies and their outcomes through Transits and Progressions to the president’s natal planetary positions. President Trump is the present surrogate leader of the country, and therefore lends his natal chart to the populous. The chart shown here has Trump’s natal planets in the center wheel, his progressions in the middle wheel and the US natal configurations in the outer wheel.  It is important to simultaneously research each individual chart; Trump’s Natal and the US Natal, for Transit and Progressed aspects and eclipses. Although these charts can be examined separately, multiple levels of interacting configurations often reveal nuances otherwise difficult to pinpoint from only one chart on its own. A cross-comparison of charts is one of the subjects of this post. (For an examination of the presidential inaugural horoscope see post: US Inaugural Chart January 20, 2017.)

There are planetary Aspects currently active between the two charts mentioned above. The very intense and tense situation between US political parties is laid bare by these very significant Aspects. Shown with a red line from the middle wheel to the outer:  Trump’s Progressed Moon at 26 Cancer 34, that will make an exact Opposition aspect to the US Natal Pluto on or about March 8, 2017. However, Aspects are not only in effect at the time they are exact, they are also in effect in advance, and for a period of time after. In the case of a Progressed Moon, one can track the events approximately one month before and after the exact Aspect. This means that as of February 8, or thereabouts, some significant issue/s can be paired with this Progression of short duration.

Below is a list of the Executive Orders that were signed at the beginning of the Moon Progression that could be significant and in the news during or around the exact Aspect:

Feb 9 – Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety
Feb 9 – Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers
Feb 9 – Enforcing Federal Law With Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking
Feb 9 – Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice

Below is a list of a few of the events surfacing around February 8 concerning Flynn’s connection with the Russian Ambassador to the US:

Feb. 8 – Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin conduct an hour-long telephone call, attended by Mr. Flynn.
Feb. 9 – Mr. Flynn denies discussing sanctions with Mr. Kislyak in an interview with The Washington Post.
Feb. 9 – The Washington Post and The New York Times report that Mr. Flynn discussed American sanctions against Russia with Mr. Kislyak, contradicting previous statements about the phone call.
Feb. 10 – Mr. Flynn tells The Washington Post  that “while he had no recollection of discussing sanctions, he couldn’t be certain that the topic never came up.”
Feb 13 – Mr. Flynn resigns as national security adviser. (Actually asked to resign by Trump.)

The connection of Trump with Putin and his aids, officials and advisers allegedly in contact with Russia during and after the Trump campaign gives rise to the notion that this particular series of events could actually be the one to watch in regards to the important Trump Progressed Moon Opposite the US chart’s Natal Pluto. Perhaps the gathering interest in Congress to probe the details of this concern will be brought to a head at the exact aspect around March 8 or 9.

Pluto’s keyword in Progressions is PROBITY, the definition being, “The quality of having strong moral principles; honesty, decency and integrity.” Many Democrats, and some Republicans believe the push-back to the administration’s policies is caused by a question of such qualities of character to be lacking in the President’s demeanor and of those in positions of influence around him. In time the true nature of the administration’s members will be revealed.

ADDITIONAL ASPECTS and their definitions:

Circled in red at the top of the chart is Uranus in Trump’s progressions making a Conjunction with the US Natal Mars. This is perhaps one of the strongest indications for the Excitation (Mars’ keyword) induced by Trump’s rhetoric for the people of the US who believe he will be the answer to their needs. It is also the aspect that creates antagonism with those who are opposed to his policies. Mars points to initiative and excitation, but when frustrated it calls out anger and resistance.

Trump’s consistent erratic statements and actions correspond to the very longtime Progressed Uranus Conjunct Natal Sun. Trump’s Natal Uranus is the Leading Planet in his Temperament Type, showing him to be eccentric and experimentative in nature. This is also an indication of genius, although in this case not a very obvious manifestation. It most likely shows him a maverick and an iconoclast, rather than the heroic individual Uranus more pleasantly exemplifies.

It can be seen in the chart with the blue circles and lines that during the month of November 2016, Trump’s Progressed Moon was Conjunct his Natal Venus. As well, Trump’s Progressed Sun came out of hiding from the 12th house to Conjunct his Natal Ascendant. These two aspects correspond to his good fortune in being elected to office.

Shown in red circles and lines is Progressed Moon Opposite US Natal Pluto. As mentioned earlier it corresponds to the public’s concern over possible collusion with Russia during the Trump campaign period. Exaggerations of unlawful events perpetrated by the democratic candidate could easily have been instigated by underhanded means for which Pluto is notorious.

Circled in purple and connected with a line is the Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017 (not shown in the chart), coming to Conjunct Trump’s Natal Mars as it Opposes the US Natal Moon. The eclipse is at 28 Leo 53, and within the allowable orb of 5 degrees. Trump’s Natal Mars is Opposed by the US Natal Moon. The public (Moon) will always be scrutinizing Trump’s actions (Mars). The Eclipse will most definitely drop something from the political agenda, if not being a threat to the presidency itself.

Circled in green in the 2nd house is Trump’s Progressed Venus coming to Conjunct his Natal Jupiter in 2019-20. This indicates that we may see a revelation in terms of Trump’s financials at that time. There is often good fortune attached to indications involving the benefics in Progression. With the US Natal Saturn always close by Trump’s Jupiter, the situation may always remain a bit stressed. The pressure to reveal his tax returns may always cloud the dynamic between the populous and Trump in regards to his personal income and possible business holdings with Russian officials or private nationals.

ASPECT UPDATE March 4 – four days before the exact Moon Progressed Opposition:

  1. Trump accuses Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower
  2. Troupes on the ground in Syria