Marjorie Orr featuring: Astrology of Today’s News

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  • France – a way of life under assault

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      In France an 84 year old priest saying Mass in a Rouen church in northern France had his throat slit by two armed men, claiming to be from Daesh/Isis. The terrorists were killed by French forces when they exited and one hostage is critically wounded. In this instance armed intervention moved in swiftly to end the situation in contrast to the Nice truck killings. There’s now a major argument raging between local Nice police and the national authorities over an alleged cover up about how useful the heavily armed National security forces were. Reports put only lightly armed police on the promenade with suggestions that there was a request to delete/hand over cctv footage. If the scandal gains traction, …Keep reading »
  • Green and Ashley – capitalism is rough for some

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      The reputation of Brit business is taking a pounding this week from two Westminster reports. One said that BHS (British Home Stores) was subject to “systematic plunder” by former owners Sir Philip Green, Dominic Chappell and their respective “hangers-on. It said the “tragedy” of BHS was the “unacceptable face of capitalism” and raised questions about how the governance of private companies and their pension funds is regulated. The other MPs report said that the billionaire retailer Mike Ashley had been running his business, Sports Direct, like a Victorian workhouse, treating workers “without dignity or respect – as commodities rather than as human beings”. Philip Green 15 March 1952, is a Sun Pisces trine Mars in Scorpio with an ultra-determined …Keep reading »
  • Astrology and the paradox of freewill

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    Trying to disentangle the freewill versus determinism argument from an astrological perspective isn’t simple. Country charts from my experience tend to act in a more concrete way than individual charts – which is to say there is less leeway for choice. That isn’t to say it’s always clear how the influences will work out, since my view is that astrology plumbs into an underlying strata of possibilities and potentials. But there does seem to be more room for choice for individuals – if they are (I hate the word) evolved enough. Maybe more conscious is better – they have insight into their behaviour and motivations. Perhaps a country ‘mentality’ is more primitive since it is encased/rooted in a mass of …Keep reading »
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  • Joshua Wong – a teenage trail-blazer for democracy

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      Joshua Wong, 13 Oct 1996, a social and democracy activist in Hong Kong, who has been arrested several times after demonstrations, was listed by Fortune as one of the world’s greatest leaders in 2015. And he’s not yet 20. Born with dyslexia, he was raised as a Protestant Christian, became active in church and student protest groups and this year launched Demosisto, a movement stressing Hong Kong’s right to self determination. He’s a Sun, probably Moon in Libra, square Neptune in Capricorn, and sextile Mars in Leo – idealistic, keen on justice, pro-active and good at publicity. With Mercury North Node also in Libra opposition Saturn in self-reliant Aries square Jupiter in Capricorn – Jupiter has a socially aware …Keep reading »
  • Chris Froome – sporting sunshine

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        UK cyclist Chris Froome has won the Tour de France for the third time. Born 20 May 1985 in Kenya, he was brought up in South Africa and now lives in Monaco. But Great Britain is still claiming him as one of their own for a much needed morale boost. Like Bradley Wiggins, another Tour winner and Olympic medallist, Froome is a Sun Taurus. His Sun opposes an obsessively determined Saturn in Scorpio, with Saturn square Jupiter in Aquarius (at that mid degree which crops up regularly in top athletes’ charts). He’s also got Mercury in Taurus in an intense opposition to Pluto. Plus an adrenaline-junkie Mars opposition Uranus; and a sociable and adventurous Uranus trine Venus in …Keep reading »
  • David Duke – embarrassing cheerleader

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      David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, is one of more than 20 candidates seeking a Senate seat in Louisiana. He is a white nationalist, anti-semitic conspiracy theorist, Holocaust denier and has been an outspoken supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has finally distanced himself from Duke, after appearing to fudge the issue recently. Duke pleaded guilty to tax fraud in 2002 and spent a year in federal prison. According to The New York Times: “Mr. Duke was accused of telling supporters that he was in financial straits, then misusing the money they sent him from 1993 to 1999….. for personal investments and gambling trips….” Born 1 July 1950 11.37am in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he’s …Keep reading »
  • Germany – an angry, gloomy population

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      Germany is reeling from an epidemic of shootings and knifings by immigrants – nothing like as destructive, in terms of lives lost, as Kabul or Baghdad etc – but being closer to home it resonates more. It will pile yet more pressure on Angela Merkel’s open door policy. What is pertinent about the Germany 1 Jan 1871 12 am chart is the Solar Arc Moon now within less than a degree of being conjunct the 12th house Mars which suggests a shocked and angry population; and in a year’s time the Solar Arc Moon squares the Germany Saturn – so a longish run of metaphorical collisions and setbacks, sparking heated responses and despair. Tr Pluto is moving through the …Keep reading »