Weekly Free Horoscope AUGUST ECLIPSE 2017

by Canadian John Rutherford, Astrologer

21  August 2017

Finally he gets the attention he so richly deserves. Attacking within the hour the one, a black, who resigned from his business council in protest of the racist killing in Charlottesville, but taking two days forced by outrage to condemn the racist murder in Charlottesville was Too Little, Too Late.

From there, Poor Little Pinocchio’s week went straight down a Nazi sewer. The Tuesday all-out vitriol Press Meltdown came the day after a tone deaf scripted message, with no questions, and a Mueller subpoena. Funny how, of a sudden, Racist Outrage drowns out the Russia Connection. The Bannon tiff and ouster was set to go 2 weeks ago.

Now, Bannon is back running Breitbart, ready for “War!”, and likely to weaponize all Alt-News with the 7 months of Top Secret dirt he gathered. He did say last year, he expected to be out this Summer. I stay concerned more by the developing Propaganda Machine than the transparent attempts to stir violence so Harsh Crackdowns can be used.

All this plays into the now-developing Super Giant Planet Complex that includes all four. Torturous Neptune was included a weekend ago to the running mix of Jupiter, Mr Bigly, opposed Uranus, Lord of Chaos, both supported by a grim and determined Saturn. A wave of terrorist (Nep) activities ensued, closely followed by massive peaceful demonstrations (Jup-Ura).

Though 45 seems ready to build a Wall along Monday’s Eclipse Line that already shows a country divided in two, and Mercury’s retrograde shows attempts to turn Reality on its head, and next Sunday’s Jupiter sextile Saturn is prepped to give Big Support to Hostile Forces, all is not as it seems.

First, Mercury is backward, exposing foibles. The man with bullying Mars Rising, hounded by the developing Eclipse, has made many more enemies than allies in the moonth. Equating Nazis and Racists with protesters thereof only heightened the rush to take down monuments to Slavery and National Division. Wow, he is a Uniter! His loyalty stance of “If you are with me, all is excused” only fires up his Don’t Care base.

He only respects Bucks and Braids, Money and Might. Business (3 work councils cancelled) and all 5 heads of the Military fled from his Racism. 30 charities cancelled Mar-a-Lago plans. Leadersin the GOP, supposedly his own party, question his competence, stability, and moral authority.

Fractures from the 2 year Uranus – Neptune aspect peak next Spring. This week’s Jupiter – Saturn aspect paves the way toward repair. The Sun over-running Jupiter, then Saturn, in the next few months helps that along. It’s as if we gotta break something to make it better, muchly.


This Week: Yeah, yeah, the Eclipse. Birds and bugs got quiet, critters twitched and complained. But it will leave a deep mark, mostly unseen, quietly effective, subtly shifting attitudes. Last week’s loose Grand Trine of the Sun with Stress and Tension, Saturn still trine Uranus in the Complex, finds some release by Monday’s Moon. Then, more Brain Storms coughed up by Mercury’s alignment on Saturday. Make your own list of Personal Disbeliefs by Thursday and keep it handy for the coming Mental Maelstrom. Old Junk is not always a keepsake.


Nota Bene: The Protons are back! Well, not as bad or continuous as last Winter, but still a Primitive Drag, rising just as late Tuesday’s meltdown hit, slowly tapering. Primitive indeed, from Siberian stabbings to Barcelona and too many hurting places in between.

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Monday, 21 August. (New Moon Solar Eclipse a curiosity in Leo. The Sun in Leo aspects retrograde Mercury / Mars trine Saturn. 28-29 Fixed, 13-14 Cardinal)

You’ve dug a deep hole, grand for exploringfinding secrets and solving difficult questions. But, if all you wanted was dirt, stop, enough! This is suffocating your chances. Only long labour can dig you out. This puts a harsh focus on what it takes to bring long-standing divisions back into the family, a Leo specialty.

(Mars in Leo trine Saturn in Sagittarius. 21 degrees and 6 degrees of All Signs)

You do what you can, but everything has limits. If this can get started, short gains stymied within a day. Is this one drawn out chore, fine when finished, but for what, a reputation you don’t need? Hard work for little reward. A condition stuck as is.


Thursday, 24 August. (Moon unfocused/depressed in Libra. Venus in late Cancer hard aspects Neptune in Pisces, Uranus in Aries, all soft aspect retrograde Mercury / Jupiter and hard aspect retrograde Mercury / Mars trine Saturn. 28 Cardinal, 13 Mutable)

Such a slippery slope, just by trying, it’s too much. A kiss to make better hurts, a compliment earns a slap. But, rude and cheeky, to harsh and abusive, is endearing? Kinky, weathering, fun for a Mad Moment but this scar will last. Better Caesar at the Coliseum than abused subject.

(retrograde Mercury in Virgo hard aspects Jupiter in Libra. 5 Mutable, 20 Cardinal)

Like above, another signal to hesitate. This blurb is mindless blather, a careless mistake. Great for interrogations, or showing off a lazy mind, depending. Ask more than answer. Gather seeds, not sowweeds.

(the Sun in Virgo soft aspects retrograde Mercury / Uranus, Jupiter / Neptune. 1-2 Mutable, 16-17 Cardinal)

Good for chit-chat and gossip, catching up, sharing light stuff to show connection. Those more serious indulge speculations, test ideas. All bright spots are suspect, use failures to progress.


Friday – Sunday, 25-27 August. (Moon expects too much for too little Friday, needs introspectionSaturday, and a broader perspective Sunday. Jupiter in Libra sextile Saturn stationary in Sagittarius. 21 degrees and 6 degrees of All Signs)

Two Giants hook up to support each other, but one stays stuck. So the other pays for lack of progress? Or, gives too much for the status quo? Played right, this pays homage to Authority and Tradition then looks, and plans, forward to passing them by. Power Move.

(retrograde Mercury aligns with the Sun in Virgo, both hard aspect Mars / Neptune. 3 Mutable, 18 Cardinal)

Had enough, ready to give up? Think again, just for a moment. Others in this race are bagged, ready to show weakness. Fatigue makes mistakes, makes us cowards. This gives a 2nd Wind. Do Not Decide Yet under this. Wait for real failure, not fake.

August 13th

I was going to get a bit cute with the Fake (Neptune) Crisis (Uranus) so transparently fabricated over North Korea, but then Charlottesville, NC, happened. A Neo-Nazi backed his car at high speed into a group of Peace Mongers, killing a 32 year old paralegal, and injuring 19.

NK was used as an obvious distraction (Nep), but for what, Mueller getting too close, crossing all those Red Flag lines? The FBI so distrusted Manafort, his campaign manager, they raided his home within hours of his testimony, before he could destroy any more evidence of Russian involvement. Like Baby Kim, the Fake Prez attacks every slight to the White Dominant Rich Guy image he manufactures. It’s all about projecting “I am the only one”, a petty despot. No wonder Maduro and Duterte like him.

            Then, after 2 years of inciting division, every White Supremacist Hate Monger has been emboldened. The Alt Prez won’t condemn the violence except in the most tepid terms (even his poor immigrant 3rd trophy-wife spoke out before he did). He condones rough treatment by police. The KKK is calling in favours, “We got you elected.” Said last November, “It felt like a coup”, is happening.

He has set up a Fake News Network to promote his praises. His polls show he is unloved more than the last 9 Presidents. He is so insecure, since taking office he needs a fix from his Positive Folder twice a day. And, somehow, from the leader of the Senate to the leader of China, they all are supposed to work for him?

Something is seriously messed up. And, it’s not just him, a “seriously sick psyche”, as a GOP ex-senator said. Venezuela is so tattered, a non-existent “military option” is made up. Trade Wars loom from Ottawa to Shanghai. Everything Obama must be destroyed.

Ominous rumbles stir Afghanistan. The Kenyan election turned violent. 30 children died in India over a billing dispute. At the World T&F championships, from a hotel with Noro virus to last minute injuries, medal hopes of many were dashed, including the World’s Fastest Man. And, about that existential threat from Global Warming? The central Cariboo Region, 103,000 sq km, of BC is closed as we start the 2nd month of wall-to-wall wildfires.

Neptune ‘dissolves’ Uranus’ ‘cohesion’ and trust. It fractures the fabric of workable interactions. When these two work together, it is the Point of Unconsciousness. Deeply implanted culture, habits, old experiences and trained bias take over. This autopilot could steer you into a Wall, if not very careful. (Know any good Astrologers?)

For the moment, the Sun is not helping, just the opposite by aspecting the Uranus – Neptune aspect. Lack of insight, foresight, or any kind of ‘sight’, allows an insensitive sightless Diva a wrecking-ball reign. Now, if there was some way we could use Mercury retrograde for a deep introspection and ask WHY? Think before you unconsciously react.


This Week: So much is on pause till next Monday’s Total Solar Eclipse that cuts the US in two. Every New Moon is the most unstable and insecure of any Lunar Cycle. An Eclipse means: tightly focused.

It occurs exactly on Trump’s Ascendant. I have a recommendation, starting with Leo Rising being “protector of the brood”, meaning caring for all personal responsibilities, as opposed to living like a free-wheeling, carefree Jet Setter, in late Aquarius, his Descendant, his Disorientation. But “He doesn’t pay, and he doesn’t listen,” said a lawyer who knows.

            Mercury the Messenger has turned into the Thinker. Please listen. Volatile energies brew in the background. Even midweek pleasantries face a lot of uphill Hard Work, not appreciated until the perigee Moon Friday eve. Sunday eve wants to take things too far. For every New Moon, the advice is the same: conserve, be careful, and hang on tight.


Nota Bene: The Perseid Meteor Shower, every year at this time, usually spurs a bit of Party Time. Though two weeks of smoky skies broke, their ‘buzz’ didn’t help much this year. We need something bigger, but it’s not here yet. Next week, many more cards will hit the table.

Monday, 14 August. (Moon feisty in Taurus. The Sun in Leo soft aspects Mars / Uranus. 22 Fixed, 7 Cardinal)

Soft aspects support, not motivate. Petulant self-centred tantrums hang on, if ya got ‘em. But, how does an Army of One help? If you are willing to accommodate and adjust just a little, this works most efficiently.


Wednesday, 16 August. (Moon sour and dour in Gemini. Venus in Cancer squares Jupiter in Libra, both hard aspecting Mars / Saturn. 19 Cardinal, 4 Mutable)

“We had it so tough, school was uphill both ways.” Thanks, grandpa, what a Buzz Kill. Too many conditions spoil the charm of the Blissful Duo. Like a hippy dating a born-again virgin, very few get this right, especially with that sourpuss chaperone, unseen or not.


Thursday, 17 August. (Moon frivolous in late Gemini. The Sun in Leo hard aspects Saturn / Uranus. 24-25 Fixed, 9-10 Cardinal)

The Point of Stress and Tension gets pushed. The Sourpuss (above) turns into the prudish, ultra-prim Up Tight Old School Marm, down on fun and anything creative. “You better obey!” Yeah, that attitude will make anyone pucker. Keep your nose to the grindstone, work it out.


Sunday, 20 August. (Moon impetuous, eager in Leo. Mars in Leo sextile Jupiter in Libra. 20 degrees and 5 degrees of All Signs)

So very good for getting a jump on things, this easily leads to success. If this hits any of Your Four Personal Points, dare to Take a Chance. Sit too placid and smug, opportunity missed.

(retrograde Mercury in Virgo hard aspects Venus in Cancer. 8 Mutable, 23 Cardinal)

“Remember all those nice things I said and did? I take them all back!” Compliments with double  meanings mean they are mean. This charming isn’t. This helping hand takes. Forked tongues are pointy.

(the Sun in Leo trine Uranus in Aries. 28 degrees and 13 degrees of All Signs)

Again, soft aspect support what’s going on, don’t typically motivate enough to make a difference, especially with Mr Different. This can stubbornly persist with “Ain’t I great?!” Instead of a pleasant gathering of friends and allies, this can be pumped to a frenzied rally.


Rather than Stand Your Ground and stay a target, Dance and Pivot instead. Suddenly, everyone seems to be getting it. The week started with rollover momentum from the Sun and Mars making Rude and Brutal with Saturn.

Hard Nosed Marine general came into the West Wing and the Hitman got hit, the Mooch turfed for upstaging El Cheato; the midweek pivotwas to an SS wannabe, Miller, who immediately threw shade on the Statue of Liberty. The constant cries of “fake news” shifted to “shut up” and “let’s get outa here” after transcripts of talks with 2 heads of state were leaked, showing a Toothless Tiger pleading for His Image. Then, the ‘embattled’ AG starts a Leak Hunt, potentially threatening the 1st Amendment.

Since last month, when the Sun shifted its energies in the Jupiter opposed Uranus fight, all Social and Political Interactions started to change from the comfy Status Quo (Jupiter) to an unsettling Time for a Change (Uranus). BC got a new government, hard pressed to clean up after the old. As Canadian Conservatives go more Trumpish, more and more speak up against it. More US GOPs are openly defiant to ‘their President’, starting early re-election campaigns ‘of distance’ and independence (Uranus). Any Lie, the intention to deceive, is getting called.

As Uranus stood still, news emerged the FBI look into Russian Ties has already shifted from Counter Intelligence to a Criminal Investigation, with inner-circle subpoenas and an empanelled Grand Jury. As Swump pursues his White Privilege agenda, Montreal opened its Olympic Stadium for the jump in refugees from the US.

Wednesday saw the Sun turn cherry red in Vancouver from a month of wildfires burning up the Interior. On a scale of 1 to 10, air quality went off the charts, Kamloops hitting 49!, Williams Lake hitting 21! Defying Denialists globally, and organising more because of them, cities to states and provinces to countries are turning against Fossil Fuels. Much of the World will be switching to EVs in just 5 years, the Revolution is ON!

As the globe gears up for a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on Monday, always portending to take the wind out of anyone’s Hype and Glory, the UN Security Council unanimously threw severe sanctions at NKs Baby Kim; even China said “Stop it with the missiles already.” Bolt got a jolt, 3rd in the World Championship. Putin got the right idea, going shirtless in Siberia. And, after 6 months of getting nothing done, Pinocchio is back to golfing more than Obama ever hoped while on the job.

 August 7th, 2017

This Week: More important than the Full Moon that wasn’t, or was too full of it to be believed, is the Deep Background aspect between Uranus and Neptune. The Diva (Uranus) can be such a Tart, revealing more than norms expect. The Pest (Neptune) can be so slippery, delving into areas normally left alone. Friday starts 2 years of their Dance of 5 Aspects, revealing secrets and undermining cohesion.

            These Two Giant Planets are called Twins because they are about the same size. Both now retrograde, they back into Friday’s aspect, back up a degree or so and aspect again after the Harvest Moon, October. The 3rd aspect next January jumps forward 4 degrees, backs up again 3 degrees for the 4th, then forward again 4 degrees to May 2019 to end the series.

Their devious and subtle Fracturing covers from 27 degrees of Cardinal Signs through to 3 degrees of Fixed Signs. NB: they don’t hit Swump’s Horoscope directly, but their midpoint does, to his Midheaven (Public Standing), by next April. NB 2: Saturn the Hammer hurts (opposes) his Sun in October.

Persist. Stay tuned. This will take months to elucidate. Things are already getting overly convoluted and confusing, and Mercury doesn’t go backward until Saturday.


Nota Bene: Protons spiked ThursdayFriday for another Primitive Moment, but not nearly so high or especially so long as Winter-Spring.



Monday, 7 August. (Full Moon eagerness Eclipsed in Aquarius. The Sun in Leo hard aspects Jupiter / Neptune. 15 Fixed, 0 Cardinal)

High Hopes and Excessive Expectations get dashed, but so? Give yourself a broader perspective, and ask why the panic? There is a wealth of other options and, under this, nothing is Black or White. The more you Let It Go, the more there is to find. Hard fixations get soft.


Wednesday, 9 August. (Moon fixated again, in Pisces. The Sun in Leo soft aspects Mars / Saturn. 17 Fixed, 2 Cardinal)

You thought this would just happen by itself, no effort on your part? What indulgence in Magical Thinking. If this gets going at all, it is simpler yet is longer and harder than imagined.

(Mercury in Virgo sextile Venus in Cancer. 11 degrees and 26 degrees of All Signs)

Enjoy this pleasant interlude, where exchanges are comfy and easy, even if it is with the same old crowd over the same old stuff. What a nice feeling trodding friendly turf.


Thursday, 10 August. (Moon stalled for a reason in late Pisces. The Sun in Leo sextile Jupiter in Libra. 18 degrees and 3 degrees of All Signs)

If you only waited out Monday’s warning, later today shows the reason, the extra options, and the way to greater reward. Someone’s carelessness is another’s Big Advantage. A lesson needs delivering so, no need to be overly kind or it won’t stick.


Friday – Sunday, 11-13 August. (Moon sensual turning lusty before it all goes flat in Aries. Uranus in Aries hard aspects Neptune in Pisces. 28 Cardinal, 13 Mutable)

This set of aspects last almost 2 years, so every aspect to either chips away at confidence in relationships, upsetting expectations. The more open to Doubt, the better the foundation to proceed. Don’t Trust, Verify Twice, unless all you want is to wreck something.

(Venus in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces. 13 degrees and 28 degrees of All Signs)

This wistful seduction supports and abets the above. This supports the perpsmore than the targets, until it gets exposed. But, by then, damage is done. Be an aloof spectator, not the victim.

(Mercury stationary, turning retrograde in Virgo. 11 degrees and 26 degrees of All Signs)

The Messenger comes close to the Fractured Duo, ready to spill too many beans, but backs off. Hopefully, you do, too. Even idle chit-chat blurts too much. Be extra aware of consequences to everything said, rampant misinterpretations, and a nest of bugs, the listening kind.

(the Sun hard aspects Jupiter / Saturn, stationary Mercury / Uranus, Uranus-Neptune, trine Saturn. 19-21 degrees and 4-6 degrees of All Signs)

Tweaking the Giant Planet Super-Complex, Saturn locks in another round of dysfunction, division, too many walking and talking past each other thinking something has to get done. It won’t without changes, a distant goal. And, changes can’t happen without concessions and co-operation, also out of reach till some can reach out. Take Saturn’s cue, slow down for progressBridge the gaps, get to know that so-called opponent, or stay stuck, left behind.



When the Sun aligned with Mars last week, the overall Most Primitive expressions of late shifted from Spectacularly Clueless to Frighteningly Clueless. The alleged Leader of the Most Powerful country on the Planet sadly showed the World he is not only a churlish self-centred buffoon but also a Toothless Bully with real Hard Cases, too narcissistic to get involved in the Hard Work the office deserves or to take any personal responsibility for his own actions, but too weak and timid to take charge over anything other than to stir a roiling Pot of Chaos.

This does not bode well for any it hits. Mars square Uranus threatens callous violence. Uranus is classically the castrated god, cut off, without the inner sensitivities. Mars is the first Planet outside Earth’s orbit, first to release the fight for survival. Together, they are like a Hit Man, perhaps concerned with the victim’s plight but, hey, bang, they have a cold, calculated job to do. Empowered by the Sun, assume (to stay safe) all are smitten by a ruthless sense of I Don’t Care.

            Insensitive, insulative, divisive (Mars-Uranus), and disturbed and distracted by a past held secret, Swump hasn’t the courage to use his most noted byline, You’re fired! So, he bullies and badgers his AG to quit, his most loyal congressional connection. To do so, so he could get rid of the FBIs SC, already stirs resistance and backlash support for a well-liked Southern ex-Senator. And, so transparent in his pursuit of obstruction, Swump courts a constitutional crisis.

            He also brings in a Soprano-like goomba, the Mooch, to do a hatchet job on more than his gatekeeper and last establishment conduit to Congress, Priebus. He replaces him with an ex-4-star Marine General. Swump now surrounds himself with reps of Big Oil, Big Money, or Big Military. And, Uranus is notorious for going independent, Doing It My Way. It is the militarization of his inner circle that stirs the most concern, even in his own (soon to be ex?) party.

            So much Soap Opera courts disaster. It weakens confidence, ability to recruit, and deeply cuts morale, from close aids (now 6 gone) to international allies (international approval only 22%, China becomes Germany’s largest trading partner, Mexico switches grain buying from the US to Brazil and Argentina, and the list goes on as Make America Alone takes hold).

No major legislation has gotten passed, Repeal and Replace got a hero’s thumb down, and September courts a budget crisis. How will a $3.4 trillion shortfall pay for a beefed up, all-straight and white, righteous military? The Laffer curve (lower taxes raises $ growth) always was Fake Economics, as Brownback proved in near-bankrupt Kansas.

All this noise distracts from recent direct threats. BC still has The Beast (from GW) as winds whip up more evacuations. The Beast also hit the French Riviera. Taiwan has back-to-back typhoons. And, lazy Swump thinks China is supposed to do his bidding to quell Baby Kim? Where’s Dubya when we need him over something nucular?

 Week OF JULY 31-AUG 7: 

Oh, goodie! A lacklustre week looms, great for business-as-usual for a distinct change, or simply chilling on a vacay. The only full focal point is Wednesdayas the Sun indulges in trivia and whispers, crazy-making Uranus stands still, and the Moon is apogee: drawn out, less reactive and hard to reach.

Nota Bene: That big Sunspot group of a couple of weeks ago is still alive on the Sun’s farside. It sparked an X-ray flare on the 23rd, directed at Mars, then 2 more, to spark up the whole weird week. Boy, it’s nice to feel some workable juice again. Didn’t you? So many others got ‘positive vibes’, including one who is finally settling a 10 year old court case.

Wednesday, 2 August. (apogee Moon avoidant in Sagittarius. The Sun in Leo  soft aspects Mercury / Neptune. 10 Fixed, 25 Mutable)

This is about as much a nothing event as you can find. There is no motivation, no focus, and too fleeting to do much anyway. Much like a soft suggestion, a gentlereminder, it can make you go, Hmm, a bit pensive but little more.

(Uranus stationary, turning retrograde in late Aries. 28 Cardinal, 13 Mutable)

Somewhat like Venus, Uranus rotates slightly backward. It warms and charms like Venus, but only kinda in intent. Like Venus does (but more lusty), when Uranus turns to come closer, he shows his more accommodating, integrative and accepting side. Yay, workable politicking. Stubborn, infantile tantrums take a break. Can we get along for a while?


Saturday, 5 August. (Moon intensely expectant in Capricorn.



The Sun in Leo hard aspects Mercury / Jupiter, quincunx Neptune. 13-15 degrees and 28-0 degrees of All Signs)

Another Finger of Fate is forming from the crisis aspect of Neptune and Jupiter. This is the setup for next Monday’s Full Moon Eclipse. Release your PR and slogans, or is it BS and bafflegabDo it now before this message gets snuffed by bigger considerations. A holiday to old haunts? Symbols confuse, like rushing to coverwhat the dog is still digging up.

(The Sun in Leo hard aspects Venus / Saturn. 14 Fixed, 29 Mutable)

Remember that Venus-Saturn opposition last Monday, the 24th? Now, you have to deal with itburden and all, or earned this as reward, assurance. Hope you not only fixed it but did it right and just, not workaholic selfish, like the timing for the Mooch separation, choosing Swump over wife and kids. Sharing Time is well spent, secures bonds.




The joke was, Wow, zero to Nixon on day one! Now, 6 months in, it’s Wow, Nixon took 6 years. All roads lead to Russia for Pinocchio, the walls are closing in, Special Counsel Mueller follows the money. He hates the Message so he Shoots the Messenger. Spicey is out, the Mooch is in. Those left, look for the doors. Replacements sought, increasingly decline. Oops.

            A US friend sent a video with an Astrologer warning about potential wrathreleased from Wednesday’s alignment of the Sun and Mars. Not so! That moment was the start of last week, as you were appropriately warned. The homicide of an innocent 13yo girl occurred in Burnaby. The bloodiest confrontations in decadeserupted in Jerusalem over the Al-Aqsa mosque. 1000s protested all week in Poland over losing their democracy. Dozens were arrested in Turkey, protesting its hardline crackdown. I got a sprain, not bad, considering.

The Beast of a wildfire season, this year focused more in BC, was in full throes: 50-60K evacuated, 4K firefighters battling 160 fires from the north across to Banff; smoke haze as far as Regina prompted warnings. Churchill MN hit temps in the 30s! And, Summer just started.

Mars is the Punk of the Zodiac. He’s small, always posing as if more. His magnetic field (what links us to the Planets and their effects) is spotty with isolated, unconnected patches. First Planet outside Earth’s orbit, he’s spontaneous, a Quick Releaser, tends to shoot first, think later. He’s good for sprints but not known for endurance.

Uranus is tipped over on his side. Though a Giant Planet, he is simply weird, tossing this way and that, turning on and off on a dime. Likewise, he is not known for stability or security, and has a curious streak of Self Centred Vanity.

Both Planets are noted for being impetuous and impulsive. Since Martian empathy is superficial and the Uranian version is almost non-existent, any way these two combine is Kapow! with little thought or concern left behind. The news snapped, crackled and popped for the rest of the week after these two clashed, fed the power of backlash, scramble, and physical, mental or emotional upheaval when the Sun stepped in.

With both planets prominent in his chart, Pinocchio violently hates any attacks on his vanity. He demands loyalty from all but gives none. Mere mention of Russian connections threatens his legitimacy. So, he attacked the Law, the Justice Dept, his own most loyal AG, and called a Red Line on any look at family finances. Guess where the FBI wants to look next?

Close family and friends are due to testify to Congress this week. See, it got personal.

By week’s end, the Juice is loose, and AB mere-conservatives and ultras joined hands. Germany unravels a car cartel that devised emissions evasions since 92. The US Congress put more sanctions on Russia, trying to make them trumper-proof. The lockstep of jackboots is starting to lose its rhythm.

How can you pardon what you keep saying you didn’t do? Is that like blaming the Top Cop Sessions for following the Law, for what hadn’t happenedyet?

Please Note: these Planetary descriptions are for primitive expressions of their character. There are much better ways to use them, of course.

 This Week: Make it Personal! Take responsibility! Go to the Source! And, do so with intent to make it pass Public Scrutiny. Since that Public has been conditioned of late to be cynical, snide and sarcastic, expect a Tough, Unforgiving Audience.

            Monday, use your head, not your heart. Tuesday, why try? Wednesday, give ‘er a go. Thursday, coast. Friday is a shake down. Saturday yearns for a breakout. Sunday, don’t fight it

Nota Bene: A huge Sunspot group bubbled up a couple of weeks ago, and popped a flare with some mass on the 14th. Now on the Sun’s farside, it let off a doozie on Sunday, an X-class flare, the most intense kind, and the most powerful in months. This steps up the quality and character of the forecasts with greater potentials available.


Monday, 24 July. (newish Moon just keeps moving on in Leo. Venus in Gemini opposed Saturn in Sagittarius. 21-22 Mutable, 6-7 Fixed)

This ain’t pretty so fix it. It’s not a problem, it’s a condition. There’s little that’s glam about making glam, boring but ya gotta at times. Duty, chores, and drudgery first, before accolades.

(Mercury in late Leo trine Uranus in late Aries. 28 degrees and 13 degrees of All Signs)

A cheery mote, a brightening idea or a glad hand work wonders, are well worth sharing. But, stay closed off in stubborn insolence, you strain and constrain the help of your helpers.

 Tuesday, 25 July. (sliver Moon redirected in late Leo. The Sun in Leo hard aspects Saturn / Neptune. 2 Fixed, 17 Mutable)

There is a bump on the road. Hit it at current speed, the wheels come off. Slow it down if you can, or suffer longer range consequences. Get a more manageablehold on things. Sacrifice.

 Wednesday – Thursday, 26-27 July. (Moon stuck in Virgo, free-wheeling in Libra. The Sun aligns with Mars in Leo, both hard aspecting Venus / Neptune. 4 Fixed, 19 Mutable)

Go to the utmost level of inspection and intimacy, like a Soul Searching. Use all you find, ‘good’ or ‘bad’, as a resource. Daring and Personal Courage make this a Romantic Inspiration

Friday, 28 July. (Moon indulged in Libra. The sun in Leo soft aspects Uranus / Neptune. 6 Fixed, 21 Mutable)

This could pass by with nary a notice, so soft and subtle. It is a quiet ignoring of a commitment, or the setup to expose an old problem. It continues a breakdownwithout huge Social Support. Seek a helping hand. It is time to break the Social Stagnation.

Saturday – Sunday, 29-30 July. (Moon entranced in late Libra, fighting uphill in Scorpio. The Sun and Mars in Leo both hard aspect Saturn in Sagittarius. 6 Fixed, 21 Mutable)

Some challenges are just that, a challenge. But, this brings extra energy to the fore. Some Tough Ones are worth it, test your limits, lets you know you were really there, not a sidelined watcher.

(Venus in late Gemini sextile Uranus in late Aries. 28 degrees and 13 degrees of All Signs)

It may look like gold, a delightful prize, but is it, or just on the hustle? Time will tellyou lots, like the difference of selfish gush and honest openness. With the above, solid commitments required or none at all, indulge the dalliance.


Spectacularly Clueless. Somebody was not paying attention to the forecast about Mercury the Messenger in the Finger of Fate Complex. Tuesday, hours before the True Media was to, Junior released his e-mails about another undisclosed (Neptune) Russian connection. The Collusion Offer of Hillary Dirt through Russian agents was made at 10:36 am, 3 June, 2016. By 10:53, the reply was, “If it’s what you say, I love it especially later in the summer.” There is not enough room to go into so many details here, but it was…

            Clueless on so many levels, starting with “transparency” (Nep). This “nothing” (Nep) meet with an “unknown” (Nep) Russian lawyer, so the Spin Machine wants people to believe (Nep), missed disclosing 3 others in the meet, a Russian officer, the Alt-Prez Kushner and the campaign manager Manafort. Forget the “I love it” admission of seeking favours from a foreign foe, the “later in the summer” is when damaging emails were released. And, deflection to a “nothing” talk about orphanages is code for discussing lifting Russian sanctions.

            Everyone did another round of lawyering up, including Junior getting $50K from the notoriously stingy micromanager’s campaign funds days before Don the Con said he found out. Condemnation finally started coming from the GOP, showing Thursday’soverall shift of the Sun’s energy emphasis from Jupiter to Uranus, by October’s New Moon. Curiously, being so clueless may be a saving grace in this burgeoning mess; Pinocchio is too dense, undisciplined and inept to be a Harper, much less a Hitler, but is ripe for rife manipulation. Now he wants a transparent Wall so flying bags of drugs don’t hit anyone? Laughable. Preposterous. Sad.

            In similar vein, Clueless About Optics execs of bankrupt Sears Can gave themselves $10M in bonuses while stiffing laid off workers for benefits, severances or pensions. At least Trudeau stayed quiet about the $10M to Khadr over torture, staying true to The Charter, despite Harper’s interference. The Health Care Hustle ground to a halt, almost dead. Prez Nobody hit on Macron’s wife while escaping to France. He wanted nothing to do with Bastille Day until, “Oh, look, a parade…”

This self-inflicted firestorm consumed the media, much like in BC. Ablaze after a weekend of lightning, 100s of fires, 1000s were evacuated, and then it got worse. Winds fanned hot air, Williams Lake emptied, 16,400 are now hoping and waiting.

As Uranus slowly but inexorably approaches an aspect to Neptune, this year’s Giant Planet Complex develops into a Super Complex, involving all Four Giant Planets. Now, things get intensely complicated and convoluted, particularly when the Personal Planets get involved. This week, they all do. Any jiggle to one jiggles all.


This Week: Venus aspects Uranus-Neptune Sunday-Monday. Mars does so Monday-Tuesday. Then, the Sun aspects this Point of Fractured Fairy Tales on Thursday-Friday. Expect liberties to be taken and exceptions sought for every Social rule and convention.

Improbable? No, highly improper. Expect curves and dodges at every twisted turn. There will be no ‘straight lines’ except Wednesday. Give NO benefits of doubt. Pursue those suspicions!


Nota Bene: Just before the True News blowout, the Sun had its own, a powerful flare and eruption, called a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). Wow, a buzz, first decent one of the year.

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Nota Bene: When Astrophysicists say “we are in unusual times”, something is up! Somehow, the Sun’s main layer for magnetic activity has grown thinner in the last few years. This might explain the recent Proton Storms when Coronal Holes open up (as happened Saturday), not noticed in previous years.

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If you want the “horrible-scopes”, go somewhere else.  If you want the meaning behind them, stay on.

Is your Number up?
 Check Your Four Personal Points for every day (see below).  If the numbers match, this day is meant for you!

Each forecast shows: the Moon Sign, the Planetary Aspect, and Numbers of degrees in Signs for the Planetary Aspect.

The Moon Sign is the Sign the Moon is in for that day.  The Moon Sign gives advantage to the Sign it is in, puts extra pressure on the opposite Sign, and tends to cross up or neutralize the Signs at right angles.  For example, with Fixed Signs, if the Moon is in Taurus, Taurus has the advantage, Scorpio gets challenged, and Leo and Aquarius get shifted or crossed up.

The Planetary Aspect is where action is released.  It’s the Excuse.  Unlike daily Horoscopes that suggest each day has the same level of influence, this is the core of changes in the daily energies.

The Sign Numbers are the degrees in the Signs of the Zodiac being emphasized.  If the degree for any day is close to any degree of Your Four Personal Points (see below), within a degree or so, THIS IS YOUR DAY.  Pay extra ATTENTION.


You may have several days in the week activated for you, or you may have none.  As a degree hits one of Your Four Personal Points, the forecast tells about the important things in your life.  The daily forecasts tell you when.  The overall story comes through over time.  Sooner or later, the degrees of the Forecast catch up to all Your Points.

Your Four Personal Points are, in order of importance:

The Ascendant, the Mid-heaven, the Moon, and the Sun.  These are the most important Points of your Horoscope, calculated from your birth date, your birth-place, and the time of day you drew your first breath.

The first two Personal Points, the Ascendant and Mid-heaven, are the points that fix the Earth in space for your birth time at your specific birth place.  We live on the Earth, not the Sun or the Moon.

The Ascendant, also called Your Rising Sign, is more important than your Sun Sign.
Simply, and generally only, forecasts that affect your:
Ascendant      relate to matters in your environment.            Use it to see what’s in your “face”.
Mid-heaven    relate to matters in your personal life. Use it to see what’s in your mind.
Moon              relate to matters in your emotional life.          Use it to see what’s in your heart.
Sun                 relate to matters in your physical life.             Use it to see what’s in your core.

The Signs of the Zodiac are:
Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn)
Fix: Fixed Signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius)
Mut: Mutable Signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces)

Heaven, Help Us!  The forecast is the mood of the moment.

When it rains, we all get wet, no matter what “Sign” we are.

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Check Your Four Personal Points every week to see if any of them is targeted, and…


Your Horoscope is the picture of the Heavens for the moment you were born.  Using the latest advances in Astronomy and Astrology, you can get a Horoscope reading with accurate, up-to-date detail.  Contact me at johnrutherford@shaw.ca  or call (604) 553-3112.