Marjorie Orr featuring: Astrology of Today’s News

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  • A volcanic Oscars 2017 – with Emma Stone more than hopeful

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          The Oscars 2017 kicks off at 5.30pm, 26 February, Los Angeles, on an overly excitable day with a deeply buried, intense 8th house Uranus Mars in Aries opposition Jupiter square a grandstanding Pluto in the 5th, so bubbling with underground anger and the possibility of disruption. In addition Mars Uranus are trine Saturn which is edgy and bad-tempered. Plus a filmic and vague Neptune conjunct the Solar Eclipse in the 7th – so quite a day. Emma Stone, up for Best Actress for La La Land, is a determined Sun Pluto in Scorpio, with a lucky natal Jupiter in her 10th; and a showbiz/actress T Square of Mars in Aries opposition Venus Moon in Libra square Neptune …Keep reading »
  • Enda Kenny – a determined Taurus under pressure

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        Enda Kenny, the Taoiseach or Prime Minister of Ireland is under pressure to resign as party leader because of his handling (or lack of it) of the treatment of a whistleblower into malpractices in the police force. The scandal has already led to the resignation of the Police Commissioner in 2014 and the Justice Minister. Kenny, 24 April 1951, is a tough-minded, stubborn Sun Mercury Mars in Taurus; with Mars square Pluto, so he’ll not be budged quickly. He does look devastated with tr Pluto square his Mars/Saturn midpoint which is a catastrophic setback this month; plus a jolting Solar Arc Sun conjunct his Uranus this year. But he’s also got decidedly bullish transits as well of tr …Keep reading »
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  • Pakistan – corruption scandals but a growing economy

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         Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan, is embroiled in family scandals involving allegations of money laundering; and has also been embarrassed by the return of 44,000 Pakistanis from Saudi Arabia in the past four months for terrorist or criminal activity. But surprisingly for a country which was written off in the not too distant past as a failed state, it is growing economically and part of that is due to Sharif’s policies. Born 26 Dec 1948 4.15am Lahore, he will be hit by this February’s Solar Eclipse opposing his 10th house Saturn and his Solar Arc Uranus, which will be jolting and a sobering reality-check; and perhaps land him with blame for the actions of others in the family. …Keep reading »
  • Algeria – chums with Russia, wary of USA & France

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        Algeria largely missed the Arab Spring, partly because they’d already had their uprising two decades before which was a searing experience. Although an Islamic country, the government, under a lifetime president, has a policy of keeping the radical elements at bay. There is close military co-operation with Russia who supplies arms and equipment, so it is regarded by the USA with some suspicion. A recent spoof piece allegedly by Le Pen suggested building a wall round France and getting Algeria to pay for it was exposed as a joke; but there is anxiety in France about Algerian immigrants, second and third generation, who remember the brutal suppression by the French in the Franco-Algerian War fifty years ago which …Keep reading »
  • Harrison Ford – should have gone to specsavers

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      Actor Harrison Ford nearly landed on a Boeing 737 passenger plane when he brought his own solo-piloted craft into a California airport and mistook the taxiway for the runway. He crashed a vintage plane in 2015 into a golf course; and was seriously injured in a Star Wars set accident the year before. And there have been several accidents before that, including the car crash when young which scarred his face. Born 13 July 1942 11.41 am Chicago, Illinois, he has lucky Jupiter conjunct his midheaven and a Cancer New Moon also in the 10th, so certainly designed for a high profile career. He doesn’t have a specially accident-prone chart except in recent times as his Solar Arc Saturn …Keep reading »
  • Jeremy Meeks – jail bait

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      The ‘hot felon’ whose perp-walk pic won him a modelling contract during his time in prison for illegal gun possession and street gang crimes has hit the New York Fashion Week catwalk. He had already done a nine year stretch for felony grand theft. Heavily tattooed with chiselled cheekbones and steely blue eyes, his ‘rough trade’ background is clearly doing him no harm amongst the fashion glitterati. Born 7 Feb 1984 in Stockton, California, Jeremy Meeks has a chart that certainly has the potential to go bad with the tough, vengeful Mars Saturn in Scorpio square an Aquarius Sun. With four planets in Capricorn including Jupiter, he’ll be attracted to and lucky with money. His Solar Arc Uranus is …Keep reading »
  • Steven Mnuchin – the swamp filling up

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        Ex-Goldman Sachser Steven Mnuchin has been confirmed as Treasury Secretary after facing withering criticism over his former bank’s treatment of foreclosure victims in his hearing. During his time there, he worked in the mortgage department, dealing with products such as collateralised debt obligations and credit default swaps, which arguably played a major part in the 2008 financial crisis.  Elizabeth Warren called him “the Forrest Gump of the financial crisis”. “He managed to participate in all the worst practices on Wall Street,” she said. “He spent two decades at Goldman Sachs helping the bank peddle the same kind of mortgage products that blew up the economy and sucked down billions in taxpayer bailout money before he moved on to run a …Keep reading »