Marjorie Orr featuring: Astrology of Today’s News

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  • Chief Bald Eagle – a life packed with history, tragedy and success

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      Native American Chief Bald Eagle, who appeared in the Oscar-winning 1990 film Dances With Wolves, has died aged 97. Born 8 April 1919 in a tepee on the Lakota reservation in South Dakota, he was the grandson of Chief White Bull, who fought in the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876. He served in the US Army during World War Two, winning the silver star in Italy and being seriously wounded while parachuting into Normandy during D-Day. He then became a drummer and ballroom dancer before setting off for Hollywood where he trained stars including John Wayne in horse and gun handling, and served as Errol Flynn’s stunt double. He appeared in more than 40 films. Off screen …Keep reading »
  • Michel Barnier – heavyweight EU apparatchik

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          Michel Barnier, dubbed ‘scourge of the City of London’ has been named as the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, reporting directly to Jean-Claude Juncker – Juncker’s revenge. Barnier, a former French foreign minister,  born 9 Jan 1951 4.40pm La Tronche, France, is a 7th house Sun Capricorn square Neptune; with a control-freak, inordinately stubborn Pluto in the 2nd opposition Mars Moon in Aquarius in the 8th. He’s also got Mercury in Capricorn opposition Uranus square Saturn in Libra. Compromise will not come easily to him. He’ll certainly be under immense pressure in the coming two to three years with tr Pluto in his 7th, already aggravating his close relationships at work, conjunct his Sun and square his Neptune …Keep reading »
  • Hillary Clinton – through the glass ceiling

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      Hillary Clinton was declared Democrat nominee for President at 6.39pm last night in Philadelphia, with Bernie Sanders doing the honours 14 minutes later – the first woman ever to lead a national US party into the elections. There’s not much of note about this chart apart from the MC being conjunct Hillary’s Scorpio Sun, almost exactly. The Saturn square Neptune is tied into a T Square by the Virgo Node – so highlighting Saturn Neptune’s support for women’s rights and equality. The Yod of Jupiter sextile Mars in Scorpio inconjunct Uranus is still in place – strained, waiting for a catalytic turn of events to get it into gear. The polls show Trump marginally ahead but that’s partly because …Keep reading »
  • 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 »