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On October 7th, the WASHINGTON POST released a video from ACCESS HOLLYWOOD where presidential candidate Donald Trump said, among other things, “I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it, you can do anything… Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.” A disaster for women in general and for Billy Bush who was there with him going along.

Bush had just left ACCESS HOLLYWOOD to join the third hour of TODAY. But he’s only been there two months and already the other players don’t like him. He thinks he will be the next Matt Lauer, but his credentials don’t quite measure up. He has been indefinitely suspended, but now, Billy, it looks like, “You’re fired.” A lot of people who have watched him over the years, me included, like him. He’s a good natured guy and easy to listen to. But the question is his judgement — all important when you’re speaking for a network.

Bush is Libra — all the way with his Sun, Mercury, Uranus and Pluto there. His Moon is in the show business sign of Leo, Mars in Aquarius. He’s completely missing earth planets. It’s not a huge problem. A lot of people will just marry a partner with a lot of earth. But in business, it can affect your judgment. Earth gives you weight. It puts your feet on the ground. It gives you a sense of being solid. Too much air — you’re just flying around.

So management is now wondering what else is coming out? However, Billy has the big one — the protective predictive Sun conjunct Jupiter. Not everything goes your way in Jupiter, but when it doesn’t, you will still see the benefits of this protective planet. This is definitely the reason he got his position at NBC — no question. And just to understand why this blip did happen, he also has predictive Sun (you) opposition natal Saturn (work). So both aspects, a negative one and a positive one, can happen at the same time. Now we have to wait to see how the Universe works. But add in free will. We all have it. I read today that he is planning to sue ACCESS HOLLYWOOD for leaking the tapes, and he is walking around L.A. in casual flip flops. That would not be my advice.

My prediction. He should survive this one way or another. But drop out and let Jupiter work for you. I worry he’s getting in his own way.

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I wrote a blog in 2009 on Amanda Knox. I remember not being completely happy with it. But to get blogs out, you can’t hassle them. You just have to put it out there. I’m including that blog at the end of this one for comparison. There is a huge error when I say that her Venus is sitting on her Mars. It is not. It will be — a year after Meredith Kercher’s death (and it will greatly add to the horror story this turned into), but was not in play the night of her death.

Netflix just did a documentary of Amanda’s trial. It does seem to exonerate her. However she has some very strange aspects that fateful night. Her predictive Sun (herself) is square to Pluto (death). A death did occur and it’s inconjunct to her Neptune (lying). The question always was did she kill Meredith. I have to admit, the media reports were so scandalous that I may have been influenced by them. I’m human. Because this chart, looking at it now, is really more about lying about a death than committing one. And that’s tricky anyway. Astrology is not perfect. It demands interpretation. And as I said, I, first of all, made a mistake, and that mistake which included a negative aspect from Mars would be more about violence and would make my first conclusion more likely. So don’t make mistakes.

Amanda is a Cancer Sun, and the information I didn’t have then, is that she has Gemini rising. All rising signs bring out the worst qualities of the sign. And for Amanda that would be lying. It is interesting that she has a Sagittarius Moon which is quite forthright. So there is a dichotomy with her. She can be very truthful, but she can also lie when it suits her. What really appears to have happened is that she told too many versions of her story and it landed back on her. And with those aspects, she should not have said a thing. Her aspects were very negative. I tell this to my clients who ignore me all the time. When you have a dangerous chart like this, you can’t play around. You must assume the worst can happen. It her case, it clearly did.

Blog from 12/11/2009: “Amanda Knox’s Sun is in Cancer, a sign associated with mood swings and sensitive feelings. Opposition that is Neptune, the planet of delusion. And when one planet squares both those planets, we have a focal planet. In her case, it is cardinal Jupiter, the cult follower. (In a T-square all the planets will be in the same modality.) The apex planet denotes a weakness of character or where a person can suspend judgment. Amanda was swept up in the drama of a situation that probably started as role playing and ended with her slitting the throat of another young woman while two young men assisted her. My guess is that there was no conscious intention to kill that girl. The evening took on a life of its own.

The negative elements of her chart were her progressed Venus sitting on her natal Mars. With Venus involved there was sexual tension. Also her progressed Mercury was on her natal Sun. Transiting Pluto, the death planet, had to also be involved, and it was conjunct her natal Moon and Uranus (the volatile planet).

One day, when people have their planetary forecast from birth to death, this type of situation might be avoided. Anyone with transiting Pluto on their natal Moon has no business playing these kinds of games. Add to that any negative progression involving Mars (violence) and the odds increase that a tragedy occurs.”

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US WEEKLY has a cover on how Angelina is setting Brad up to destroy him. Funny. I was getting that same vibe. Not so much about destroying him but about getting total custody of the children since it’s looking more and more that her goal is to move to England to work for the United Nations.

As I wrote in my blog last week, they both have really rough charts. Things weren’t so happy at the Jolie-Pitt estate. But when couples stay together 30 years, stuff happens. You have to get through it. Although this was especially traumatic, and they both had it at the same time. However as I predicted prior, Brad has been misbehaving for a long time now. And, I believe, Angelina is over his bullshit. I’m certain that he knows exactly why she is choosing the scorched earth policy.

A Capricorn Moon man picks his woman so she can destroy him. I’ve thought more about that, and I think it’s their driving ambition that leads them to do it. Capricorn rules ambition. And the Moon placed here is in its detriment so it works badly. The choices don’t produce the right results. An ambitious woman will not put up with the bad behavior. Gets in her way.

It’s being reported that Brad has anger issues. His Mars is in Capricorn also, but it’s exalted there. Pluto squares his Sun, but trines his four Capricorn planets. It could be the drugs that are becoming a big part of this story. Or just his underlying meanness.

However, bottom line, Angie will get what she wants. That’s the relationship he signed up for. Now he gets to believe that women really are bitches. It has nothing to do with him, of course. Angelina has a Moon/Mars conjunction in Aries. Right after Pluto, watch for Aries anger. She had an emotional mother (Moon) who acted on her feelings before she gave them any thought. That incident on the plane just tripped her switch.

I think Angie will calm down and these two people will co-parent effectively. It’s possible they will get back together, but not if Brad is standing in her way of success. She will choose success over the relationship because she doesn’t trust them. And really, you shouldn’t. Once a relationship is over, it’s over. Your career will last forever.

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We all heard it. The thud of the perfect couple getting a divorce. Except no one is perfect. Isn’t that a bitch?

Angelina Jolie is a Gemini to Brad’s (Pitt) Sagittarius. I don’t mind oppositions at all. They tend to fill each other out. But the downside is that they can be — opposite — having very different views on how they see life. It’s rare you see oppositions together. I’ve always wondered about that. Being a Sadge myself, I’ve never dated a Gemini.

Angelina has Venus as a focal planet which means that she doesn’t feel loved or lovable. Hence she has a half dozen children to ensure that someone always loves her. It really does come as close to solving the problem as you can get. But the solutions come with problems. Brad clearly was on board with the idea of this many children, but in reality it means growing up. Capricorn Moon alarm. I know. I’m a broken record on this, but isn’t it interesting all the handsome, charming celebrity men with a Cap Moon (George Clooney, Michael Douglas, Johnny Depp). And as I predicted Amber Heard took Johnny Depp down. Will this happen to Brad? Has Angelina fired the first round?

Probably. Remember he picked her so she could do this. Unconsciously, of course. But Jennifer Aniston wasn’t up to the task. So she had to go. Why do they want to be brought down? It’s something to do with the mother and I’ve never gotten it entirely clear myself. It’s always difficult for me to understand people that sabotage themselves. But surprisingly, we all do it a little. Probably has to do with not fundamentally not liking ourselves.

And here are the aspects they are dealing with. And the real reason this is happening now. Angelina has her predictive Sun conjoining her predictive Saturn and square her predictive Jupiter. So Saturn is making her want to be a more responsible adult. She has been advocating at the United Nations. And Jupiter makes her want to cut down on the indulgence of it all — the movie star stuff that she has always been a little suspicious of since it caused her father to leave her hallowed mother. So watching Brad be a child annoys her. And it’s not really his Sagittarius Sun. He has a pot full of Capricorn planets. As ambitious as they are, the opposite, of course would be true. They can be their own worst enemy. He has Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars in in Capricorn. That’s all of his personal planets except his Sun. So Brad is undeniably quirky cranky (and coming from the midwest) chauvinistic.

Brad currently has his predictive Mars sitting on his natal Saturn. Almost the same aspect as Angie. But his reaction to it is entirely different. Apparently according to Page Six, there’s another woman, Russian hookers (of course, otherwise it’s not a party) and hard drugs. He wants to make movies. She wants to save the world. Really, she just wants him to behave himself.

Brad’s aspects are passing. Angie will get rid of the Sun conjunction in 3/4 of a year. And the square? Year and a 1/2? Which strangely is good. He’ll start to realize what he’s given up quicker because his life and emotions will straighten up. She is still in the mad stage. These aren’t really divorce aspects. These are mid-life crisis aspects. They could easily get back together when they see the other with someone else. Neither of them have a ton of it, jealousy, but, seriously, they’re human.

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Just home from the doctor, a nap seems in order. Half asleep, I hear, “you know” over and over on ACCESS HOLLYWOOD.” Asleep. Not asleep. The story continues ad nauseum — a continuous stream of words punctuated by, you know. Her fiance cheated, but it’s okay, you know. It’s really okay. You know we’ve worked it out. It was a long time ago, you know. The woman’s voice is insistent, persistent, demanding. I’ve fallen down a soap opera hole. It’s a never ending monologue with no real point, but this woman, who is LuAnn de Lesseps of THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK, is on a mission for us to understand that she and this questionable man are going to get married.

LuAnn is a Taurus Sun/Mercury. But whoa! She has seven focal planets (two planets oppose and the focal planet squares both). That’s as many as I’ve ever seen anyone have. It’s remarkable in its ability to keep it’s owner completely off kilter. It’s a monstrous task holding your life together when you are being pulled in so many directions. You’ve got to give her that. She doesn’t seem Charlie Sheen crazy. But you also have to wonder.

So a little summary on focal planets: Sun makes you feel like the center of the Universe, Venus makes you feel unloved and unlovable, Moon make you super seriously sensitive, Mars and you’re a bulldozer who insists on having your way, Jupiter and you like to be part of an identifiable group, Saturn and your ambition is huge, Uranus makes you like it unusual and Pluto creates an atmosphere of right and wrong according to you. They all are needs that must be met. Every day. Every second.

The future for LuAnn and us having to hear more of this drivel is quite bright. Not having her time, I’m guessing her aspect has already come in — predictive Mars trine natal Jupiter. So, yes, it’s the big one. I just wish it required a little more humility and less brainless chatter. So congratulations to her. This marriage or what she wants to get out of it has a chance. Most likely all that nonsense is just a plot line, you know.

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Really? You vandalized a gas station in Brazil and then said you were held up after winning a medal at the Rio Olympics? Are you kidding? What kind of a person is Ryan Lochte? Xtrology knows.

He’s a Leo Sun conjunct Venus which accounts for his good looks. But it sort of ends there. His Mercury is in its rulership in Virgo, but it squares his Neptune. So he lies. Also he has the worst of the worst Moon placements with his in Scorpio and then Saturn conjuncting it. That makes it a Scorpio/Capricorn Moon in its fall and detriment. This is not a good guy. Not the kind of person we want to look up to as Olympians. With another planet in Scorpio, Mars, his Sun is getting squared by all. So none are working optimally. I’m not a big fan.

Ryan’s predictive Mars is conjunct his predictive/natal Uranus. This translates to trouble with friends which Uranus rules and events out-of-the-blue. It also is happening in his 2nd House of Money so his bottom line will also be hurt. In addition, he also has predictive Venus square Jupiter. This is overdoing and Venus to some extent is how much the public loves you. Negatory possibly far into the future. He was representing all Americans. Not cool at all.

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UPDATE: From THEDAILYMAIL, “It was a difficult day for Lochte, who was dropped by all four of his major sponsors in the wake of his Rio scandal.”


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Shannon Doherty, who we remember most as Brenda Walsh on BEVERLY HILLS, 90210, was diagnosed with breast cancer in March of 2015.

Shannon’s an Aries Sun with her Mercury there. These people are kind of bratty by nature — like kids. They’re the first sign in the zodiac and the most childlike — which can be good, I guess. Her Moon is in Scorpio where it is in its detriment — meaning it doesn’t work well there. And if you know any, they can, again, be a handful. In fact, the two most angry signs ruled by Mars and Pluto respectively are Aries and Scorpio. So we see that with Shannon as a lot of unresolved issues. Then there are three focal planets. Hers are Neptune, Jupiter and Mars. While her Mars is in the exalted sign of Capricorn, it squares her Sun/Mercury and as a focal planet it makes one overly determined to have their way. And being in a complimentary sign, they often get it. But at what price?

Today Shannon has her predictive Mars square her predictive Venus. When I had this, I would wake up in the morning and wait for the feelings of suicide to come. My father had just died. But as the day wore on, I would come out of this hormonal shift — that was nothing short of torture. As I’ve said many times, there is an event that accompanies these negative aspects. We all get them. And they are a bitch to get through. Negative Mars in a progression is quite scary. Shannon’s resulted in cancer. Usually it won’t be an illness. But it will hit you at your weakest point.

She also has her predictive Sun opposing Jupiter which could be her mother or an influential female or it could be that she’s overindulged in some way and needs to stop.

Not at all helping the situation is the transiting Pluto sitting on her natal Mars. Had that, too. Bitch, too. And because Pluto is the slowest transiting planet, it takes a long time to move away.

So this is a tough time. We need to send her light and prayers. This is where we come together and work as a team. Team Shannon. Healing. Love.

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This is a reblog from 7/14/2016 with an update. “She’s a Sagittarius. I forget that with her. Maybe because she has four planets in Capricorn and Capricorn rising. So she does come off as that ambitious sign for me. Her Jupiter, the planet of relating, is opposition her Capricorn planets. That too. She seems to create a lot of controversy. And while it is also for publicity, I think it’s her normal head space. She’s sort of the behind-the-scenes mean girl. Oppositions oppose. They antagonize. Look to see how many of those you have in your chart. Most people won’t have that many. But if you do, you’re contrary, Mary.

I find her relationships with men curious. They never seem to have much passion. And the reason for that is she has no planets in the relationship houses, the 5th, the 7th and the 8th. It’s not of primary importance to her. The houses where we have planets is where we concentrate our attention. Her focal house? The first is where we find the majority of her planets. The first house of HERSELF. And then there’s her Venus in the chilly sign of Aquarius.

This isn’t a really bad natal chart. Taylor’s not a bad person, but she has trouble connecting. It doesn’t seem to be bothering her at all now, but as she gets older or if she gets out of favor with the public, she will have to deal with emptiness. Today she just gets in another battle or buys another house or throws a party. Those things aren’t real. It’s your relationship to other people that makes your life real. She doesn’t have that. Superficial is the word that comes to mind.

Taylor didn’t get her success from lucky Jupiter like so many stars. And because all of her planets are on the left side of her chart — only Jupiter (which moves extremely slow) and the Moon (which moves extremely fast) are on the right. Nothing’s been handed to her. She’s worked for it. But she also hasn’t had to deal with many negative predictive aspects. The true test of her character hasn’t happened yet. Bunched up planets take time to move.

This new romance with Tom Hiddleston? She can take it or leave it. She loves the attention, because it’s good for business. But real? I think she’s still searching. Her natal Venus and Mars are square to each other. She falls in love quickly and easily, but is uncomfortable in long term relationships. She will have the need to fabricate a reason to get out (but keep in mind, she was never in). And it can hurt. Right, Calvin Harris?

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UPDATE: “#1 Most Hated Celebrity: Taylor Swift. Who would have thought that America’s sweetheart would turn out to be Hollywood’s secret snake in the grass? Answer: Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, Calvin Harris – and pretty much every man she’s ever dated! Taylor’s growing crowd of detractors are clamoring that her good girl image is just that… a carefully crafted fantasy, and that she’s actually a conniving mean girl who, most annoyingly of all, relentlessly plays the victim, ” from THE NATIONAL INQUIRER.


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Reblog with Update: “It was announced today that Sharon and Ozzie Osbourne formerly of the band, Black Sabbath are getting a divorce. Sharon, are you kidding? I mean about staying. Not going. This guy isn’t just dark, he’s really really dark. I’ll tell you why.

Ozzie is a Sagittarius. I like that, because I am, too. But he has Scorpio rising. Not my favorite. And, anything Scorpio can be dark, obsessive, almost possessed. But especially in a rising sign because the negative traits of a sign tend to come out there. Then there is his Capricorn Moon. This is a debilitated Moon always. His is conjuncted by Jupiter and Mars. So it’s also a complicated Moon. All these planets are squared by Neptune meaning the truth is how is sees it. He has no problem lying — just doesn’t care — sees the truth as flexible. For a Sadge, this is unusual. But my guess is that part comes out in how he talks (his Mercury is there also). He is probably brutally honest when he feels like it. And this Neptune squaring these planets also accounts for his liberal drug use. Everything about Ozzie says that he will take the good wholesome traits of Sagittarius and bend them to his will. His Venus is also in Scorpio as is Sharon’s. Trust me. The sex was great. So overall, this is the portrait of a bad boy. And, we know, women like them. And I’m as susceptible as the next person. But why? These guys are a disaster long term.

Sharon is a Libra with Mercury, Saturn and Neptune conjunct. So that Neptune/Sun thing, again, gives her Pisces traits as well as Gemini and Capricorn. But it’s the Pisces I’m interested in. She tends to overlook, like Ozzie, what she doesn’t want to see. Her Moon is in Cancer (in its rulership) so that accounts for her being the glue that keeps this family together. With Venus in Scorpio, the darkness is a temptation and Mars in Sagittarius matches his Sagittarius. There are connections between them. I get it. But here’s what I don’t get. He’s taken her round the bend. He’s impossible. What Sharon has put up with is legendary. She’s beaten herself up every way possible.

And now we come to the divorce. Maybe? Really? Ozzie has the very interesting predictive Venus at the apex of his Nodes which are always karmic. So whatever happens, it was meant to be. Perhaps, his great luck has run out. Because one thing about these dark, Satanic people, they end badly. Every time. You can’t outrun the Universe. And very often the end is lonely. He is also heading for predictive Mercury square his natal Venus. Sooooo, if he exits Sharon’s sphere of influence, his reputation will suffer.

Sharon is leaving predictive Mars square Venus. I went through this one and it was very painful. All Mars aspects are. But this is over, and it is absolutely no doubt what prompted this talk about divorce. You can see by the fact she waiting until the end of the cycle that she can handle a lot of stress. Her new aspect is predictive Mercury sextile predictive Venus. Is she is love with someone else? Or will she be in the future? Sharon, if you leave him now, you will find love again. I’m praying she has the courage to do this. She’s been through enough. He has never really appreciated her for the stability she added to his life. He’s incapable of being that grateful. It’s just not the Scorpion’s nature.

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He’s a dog. It hurts Sharon more than she realizes to stay.

UPDATE: From PEOPLE magazine, “Well Michelle Pugh, who gushed about how wonderful Ozzy was to her, told People that she was with him for four years. When we first heard about this affair (because Ozzy’s wife Sharon and their daughter, Kelly, told the press, outed the mistress, tweeted her phone number and got her fired from her job) it sounded like it had just started. Guess not.”


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Yes, I can be confused. My method of prediction, Xtrology, can out predict anyone, but occasionally I run into a situation that spins my head around. And that is the case with the presidential election. I was waiting until everyone announced (after making a mistake and choosing Huckabee for president before he announced. And then he didn’t. But had he run, he would have been president). So this time I was waiting. And waiting. Because things kept getting stranger.

Three men had THE CHART, the positive Jupiter chart that’s impossible to beat. They were Chris Christy, Mark Rubio and Ted Cruz. I felt pretty certain that of the three, Chris Christy had the best chance. Early on, I would have picked him. No question. And then the strangest thing happened. He fell apart. I knew of his high degree of sensitivity, but he had managed so far. But no. Christy was not to be. Okay then one of the two others. Cruz is not the most charming guy, forget politics. And Rubio, I surmised was too young. But they still should astrologically be able to beat Donald Trump who has big problems with Mercury in his chart — his reputation. You can see that, right? Even now.

But I noticed a quality working I had never seen before. He is a bully. And people like it. Actually I did see it before in Charlie Sheen. He was in terrible aspects when he said he was winning — and he appeared to be winning. Except clearly he’s not winning now — with his new HIV status and news on how he treats women. But can this bullying stance override negative astrology? Before this election I would have said no. And I still can’t totally account for Donald Trump being the Republican candidate for president of the United States. But it has something to do with appealing to hatred. In negative aspects, if you appeal to the dark side, are you in alignment with your chart. Are you using the only tool at your disposal? I’m not confident with that answer. And I don’t like to think it’s true. But for now, it’s all I’ve got.

I can account for Hillary Clinton. No one in the Democratic camp has the Jupiter chart. And she had the money guys. But a Republican with the Jupiter chart could beat her. And with three on the Republican side, I said she couldn’t win. But what about now? Trump doesn’t have the Jupiter chart. Hillary and Trump both have negative charts. Not ideal for our next president. By the way, it hinders their ability to get things done.

President Obama had the Jupiter chart, and that’s how he beat Hillary the first time around. Unfortunately for him, he only kept that chart for six months while accomplishing very little. And then his chart became seriously negative. And he couldn’t get anything done. So we want a president to have it — ideally. (By the way, he was sworn in on a void-of-course Moon!)

Presidential candidates and Vice Presidential candidates run together. So here’s where it gets interesting again. If one of the candidates picks a running mate with Jupiter, could that change the course of the election? I say it can. And one of them did.

To be continued…

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