USA Headed for 2nd Civil War?

Unknown-1.jpegThe last time Neptune entered Aries was 13 April 1861, the exact date when the fall of Fort Sumter, marked the commencement of the first Civil War.

In early 2025, Neptune will enter Aries again for the first time since 1861.

Does this mean America will suffer another civil war? Maybe, and maybe not.

Although there are many methods we could use to investigate this, I suggest that we compare the ingress chart for the moment when Neptune entered Aries in 1861 with that of when it will enter Aries in 2025.

Summary: The same planetary players – Uranus/Mars/Moon – are in action in both charts but they group together differently. Maybe just a coup this time instead of a full-scale civil war? Who knows. But most certainly there is the same seriously quarrelsome mood afoot  in both charts.

Analysis:

  1. 1861 – the conjunction of Uranus/Mars/Moon in Gemini in the 9th house (hovering ingress 1861.jpgnear the Mid-heaven) is most prominent. If the Moon represents the common people, then in combination with Mars (military) and Uranus (revolutions/change/upheaval at all levels in a nation), this suggests a highly disgruntled populace ready for a fight to achieve serious change – especially regarding the ‘belief system’ holding the nation together (i.e. commonly accepted values and morals meant to safeguard society).
  2. 1861 – that Uranus/Mars/Moon conjunction in Gemini also ties into Saturn by square. Institutions/ traditions upholding law and order was at serious odds with the people. That Saturn is in the 12th house suggests something ‘fishy’ going in regards to national institutions/traditions – it also suggests those institutions/traditions were manifestly fearful of undergoing change. This conjunction also straddles the United States’ natal Uranus (8 Gemini 55) – the very symbol of the revolution the Americans had just fought to gain their freedom from Britain. It was time for a big change.USA.jpg
  3. 2025 – Uranus and Mars are in close sextile aspect – suggesting that military upheaval could be, again, in the cards. But this time, the Moon (common people) is not in line with Uranus/Mars (Moon makes a square to Mars). Although the people are again in a quarrelsome mood, they aren’t quite so keen on a military solution. Still, you can expect lots of angry rhetoric. This Moon is in the ‘hot-air’ sign of Aries, which it turns makes a square aspect with the US natal Mercury (the national myth). Note also that this ingress Mars sits directly on the US natal Mercury, reinforcing the idea of very angry words.
  4. 2025 – Mars is on the 4th house cusp of this chart (angular and hence, powerful). The 4th house also signifies the Ingress 2025common people – not as an active group (as when symbolised by the Moon) but more as the place that the common people call ‘home’. If Moon/Mars combinations tend to be explosive, add Uranus (1st house) to the mix and it becomes even more so. This plays out both at home (4th house) and with the national identity (1st house). This is, frankly, worrying.
  5. 2025 – Pluto (violent phases of self-healing) in the 10th house (government and ruling class in including the president) could suggest a coup instead of an all-out civil war. This notion of ousting the government in favour of something more to the people’s liking is echoed with Pluto making a sextile to the Sun (politics, ruling class, and leaders).
  6. 2025 – Finally, although there is much energy (planets) in the 12th house, I believe this does not necessarily spell disaster. For example, it might symbolise lots of ‘underground’ diplomacy going on to avoid war. The problem is, however, that just the day before this a solar eclipse (9 Aries 0) occurred stirring up trouble. That eclipse not only falls in the US natal 4th house (the place people call ‘home’) but it also ties very closely to the US natal Uranus (8 Gemini 55) – that very same wave of revolutionary spirit that the Americans rode to break free from Britain 249 years before.

North Korea+United States = War?

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Trump and North Korea share bad blood. If North Korea has it in for the US then equally, everything for which North Korea stands gets Trump’s metaphorical ‘goat’. Keywords include: eccentric actions, upset, and excitement. Although the US may be prone to making threats, it does not usually enjoy a taste for war. However, if ever Kim Jong-un felt pressed to prove himself as a capable leader/dictator, it is now; with transiting Pluto making a seriously uncomfortable conjunction with his natal Sun, he is ‘enjoying’ a compulsive and self-destructive energy that will crescendo in late September/October 2017. Those  believing that North Korea is not ‘suicidal’, may wish to think again.

Details/Astrological Analysis:

  1. One generally accepted natal chart for North Korea is set for 9 September 1948 (noon chart) in Pyongyang. Because no time is known, the chart’s houses/angles cannot be used. Interestingly, NK’s Saturn is at 28 Leo 47 is not so very far from Mr Trump’s natal Mars at 26 Leo 47 (and Trump’s ascendant at 29 Leo 47). The combination of Mars/Saturn is ‘harmful’ and/or ‘destructive’ and accompanies a ‘tendency to get hurt or injured’. There definitely is bad blood between Trump and North Korea.North Korea.jpg
  2. The upcoming total solar eclipse (21 August 2017) will occur at 28 Leo 55. Eclipses shake things up, rearranging events already in play. With a solar eclipse, the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth and just for a moment or two, irrationality (lunar) replaces rationality (solar).
  3. Worse, transiting Uranus (28 Aries 23 – retrograde) weighs in by trine. Uranus disrupts (lightning bolt) everything that it touches. The trine aspect is a ‘slippery slope’ – one step and you’re sliding – wee! The combination of Uranus, Mars, and Saturn equates to ‘sudden illness and/or sudden death’. This combination has also been associated with ‘the ability to give as well as to take under provocation’ although it is also ‘an inclination to brute force’ and ‘a test of nervous strength.’
  4. NK’s natal Uranus (0 Cancer 15) is widely conjunct Trump’s Mercury (8 Cancer 52). Let’s face it: Mr Trump is ‘hung up’ on communication and with this conjunction, NK’s very existence prompts Trump to communicate. Keywords include: eccentric actions, upset, and excitement. Trump natal.jpg
  5. NK’s natal Jupiter (19 Sagittarius 59) plugs into Trump’s natal Moon opposition Sun/Uranus (approx. 21-22 Sagittarius/Gemini) – suggesting that everything for which NK stands for gets Trump’s metaphorical goat (i.e. NK’s Jupiter = it’s national philosophy/religion). NK’s natal Pluto makes a trine (slippery slope) to NK’s Jupiter – keywords include: plutocracy, conflicts with authority, and pursuit of fanatical aims.
  6. NK/Trump configuration triggers the US natal Mars at 21 Gemini 23, and so we ought not to be surprised with the exchanged messages of war. Whether or not this manifests in an actual war, remains to be seen. But although Mars in Gemini may be quarrelsome – there nothing in the United States natal chart suggesting a fondness for war.
  7. Add in that Trump’s nodal axis straddles this entire combination suggesting some element of fate to the mix.
  8. Most interesting is that NK’s leader, Kim Jong-un, is currently undergoing a Pluto transit to his natal Sun at 17 Capricorn 15 (once in a life-time transit). Kim Jong-un’s Capricorn Sun is ruled by Saturn and Saturn and Pluto are mortal enemies. Pluto transits to one’s natal Sun suggests deep transformation of personal identity. Although this was never going to be an easy transit, for a Capricorn Sun, it is going to feel like decimation. If ever Kim Jong-un felt pressed to prove himself as a capable, it is now; Pluto/Sun is a compulsive and self-destructive energy. Worse, in late September/October 2017, transiting Pluto will station Kim Jong-un’s Sun (16 Capricorn 51) – just 24 minutes of arc – that is pretty close.[1] If transiting Pluto to his natal Sun is powerful, a stationing Pluto is even more so. The energy is so intense, so focused, it cannot (and will not) be ignored.

 

[1] This is based on the 1983 birth of Kim Jong-un – there is some suggestion he was born instead in 1984, which would put his Sun at 17 Capricorn hence the distance between Pluto’s station would be 46 minutes of arc – further, but still close.

Will Obama-Care (Affordable Care Act) be repealed or significantly overhauled during 2017?

affordable-care-act-bannerThe short answer is no – ACA is strong and Congress is not – disharmony is the order of the day.

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  1. 6th house = all matters of public health therefore with Gemini on the 6th house cusp, Mercury (at 0 Virgo 50 and in the 8th house) is the ruler of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  2. 11th house = legislature and so with Scorpio on the cusp, Mars (at 4 Leo 00 conjunct 8th house cusp) symbolises Congress.
  3. Mercury (ACA) is in pretty good condition:
    1. in its own sign of ruler-ship (Virgo),
    2. in sect (Mercury is both diurnal and nocturnal),
    3. and in its own terms (classical astrology suggests Mercury in the terms of Mercury adds a ‘sober and honest’ element).
    4. Mercury is conjunct the fixed star, Regulus, which, as one of the Royal Stars of Persia, promises success only on certain conditions. With Regulus, that condition is avoidance of the temptation of revenge. Although legislation itself can’t have ‘motivation’ per se, the people involved with it can do. With Regulus, there is pressure to succeed, to shine, especially in bringing peace and civilisation. If those fighting to keep ACA alive and well focus on the positive aspects of the legislation rather than on gaining revenge against their legislative opponents, success for ACA is guaranteed.
    5. Finally, Mercury could be stronger if were angular, but it least it’s not cadent so overall, pretty good.
  4. On the other hand, Mars (Congress) in Leo is not in such good condition:
    1. Mars in the terms of Jupiter does have capacity to bring ‘honour within the government’ and to ‘work with exalted people’.
    2. Mars is out of sect (nocturnal planet out of place during daytime) which, according to classical astrology adds an element of ‘ignoble employment’ as well as the ‘danger of injury’.
    3. Mars is very close to the 8th house cusp therefore it is succeedent not angular,
    4. Mars could be worse off but could be much better so overall, not so good. Situation could improve, however, if Congress focuses on its capacity to ‘bring honour with government’ (possibly by working with exalted people).
  5. Overall, Mercury (ACA) is stronger by far than is Mars (Congress).
  6. Further, Mars (Congress) and Mercury (ACA) make no aspect to each other suggesting that, at least for the remainder of 2017, Congress will not pass anything significantly impacting ACA.
  7. To make certain, we look to the Moon which, in a horary chart, is considered ‘dispositive’ of the entire situation (i.e. how it came to be and how it will unfold).
    1. The Moon (whilst in Virgo) has as yet made no Ptolemaic aspects (whilst tempting to include Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in this, horary technically does not do so).
    2. The next aspect to be made by the Moon will be a square to Saturn – this does not look good – the combination of Moon/Saturn yields uncommunicative behaviour as well as lack of self-confidence. This suggests that the situation surrounding proposed changes to ACA will be characterised by anxiety and feelings of inhibition. On the positive side, there is a suggestion of increased care and attention as well as conscientious behaviour – sounds as if Congress might be giving proposed changes to ACA some serious, dutiful attention.
    3. The last aspect to be made by the Moon will be a square to Venus – this also does not look good for changes to ACA – with the general feeling in Congress one of weakness of will (being easily led by others) and moodiness. This too suggests that Congress will not get enough momentum to pass legislation significantly overhauling (much less repealing) ACA. Disharmony looks to be the order of the day in Washington during 2017 – so much for falling back and regrouping.

Star lore confirms trouble for Mr Trump as the result of the up-coming total solar eclipse

Yesterday I blogged about the effects of the upcoming solar eclipse using the Leo ingress chart set for Washington, DC. I would like to add two points based on associated star lore. Might you recall that flashy, dramatic Mercury that was too close for comfort with Mr Trump’s natal Mars? Well, the fixed stars associated with that Mercury (and Mars) not only confirm trouble but also flesh out some details:

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  • Ingress Mercury is conjunct the fixed star, Alderamin – in the constellation Cepheus, The King. Because of this, the ingress Mercury is infused with Alderamin’s energy – which, at best, is out of step with the laws of nature. Bottom line – Alderamin is a destructive influence – a negative statement about the impact made when male sovereignty teams up with aggression.
  • Ingress Mercury is also conjunct the fixed star, Alpheratz, Alpherarzwhich is both the navel of Pegasus and head of Andromeda. According to star lore, Alpheratz is not at home in Andromeda. Instead, it sits more comfortably in the constellation of Pegasus, where it is associated with freedom and speed – i.e. the sheer joy of feeling the wind in your hair. When linked with the planet Mercury, Apheratz imparts free- thinking, novel ideas, and headstrong stubbornness. This fits nicely with what’s already been said about Mercury and the grand fire trine with Uranus and Saturn – i.e. think unique, ground-breaking, and earth-shattering. But it also adds the notion of rashly pushing forward without due consideration – a behaviour unfortunately oft associated with Mr Trump.

 

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The eclipse chart itself involves two significant fixed stars – both of which confirm that the energy released with the eclipse will have a negative impact on Trump and America:

  • The eclipse point (23 Leo 55) is conjunct the fixed star Regulus, one of the four Royal Stars of Persia, and heart of the lion in the constellation Leo. Regulus is linked to King Feridun, who, according to Persian mythology, was a great and good king. Hence Regulus imparts success but only to those who avoid taking revenge. If under the influence of Regulus, one gives in to temptations of retribution and reprisal, he/she will fall from grace and all that which he/she has gained will be lost. Keeping in mind that (a) Trump’s natal Mars (26 Leo 47) and Ascendant (29 Leo 58) are energised by the eclipse and (b) Trump is, by and large, prone to taking revenge, then might we not expect the proverbial Humpy Dumpty to have a great fall (off the wall)? I won’t say that I’m hopeful, but I will say that because Regulus is involved it would only serve him right. For what it’s worth, I’m still putting my money on some frenzied, ego-driven ‘communication’ causing oodles of trouble not just for Trump but for Americans in general.hydra_figure_st_sbkiqd
  • The eclipse point is also conjunct the fixed star, Alphard, the brightest star in the constellation Hydra. When considering the impact that this ‘difficult star’ might make, keep in mind that Trump’s natal Mars and Ascendant are also linked with Alphard. Symbolism associated with this star include death by poisoning, hatred of women, perpetrators of violent crimes, and untamed, and emotional outbursts. The good news is that Alphard has associations with religious fervour which, given all its negative potential, might be a good way to use it. The bad news is that because religious passion is generally not Trump’s thing, we can expect Alphard to contribute mightily to the overall unpleasantness of the situation.

Leo Ingress spells ‘communication’ problems for the USA?

Summary – During the next few weeks expect a flashy, hostile communication involving (or instigated by) Mr Trump which will cause serious concern to the US court system and/or Congress. Could this mean war?

ingress into LeoAstrologers love making predictions about how the upcoming total solar eclipse will affect the USA. There are many ways to look at this but today I’ll do something different – taking a look at the Leo ingress chart (i.e. prediction technique involving chart drawn for the moment that the Sun will enter 0 Leo) set for Washington, DC. This forecast should be good from 22 July until after the eclipse, when the Sun moves into Virgo (22 August).

Because Libra is rising, Venus is the chart ruler and its position and aspects are key to the situation.  Each planet in this chart symbolises a function that binds Americans into a nation-state and with Venus, that function relates to all that is pleasantly shared –  i.e. art, culture, and entertainment.

Because this Venus is in Gemini, there is emphasis on the media – communication(s) of all sorts are highlighted. Given all the controversy regarding ‘fake-news’ and the way in which the president and his administration are presented by the media, might we not expect combative issues arising as the result of this? Because Venus is applying for an opposition to Saturn (social order, regulations, and controls) – I’ll go out on a limb and suggest that someone gets sanctioned regarding a combative communication.

Further, because Venus is leaving a T Square (difficult aspect) involving both Neptune and Jupiter, we might surmise that someone (prominent) has already been duped (or otherwise taken advantage of) and that this subterfuge might form the basis of some controversy that is still yet to blossom.

Another reason to suspect that communication will be a key issue for the US during this period is that Mercury – the Lord of Communication –  is in the same degree as the nodal axis. Because of this, some might suggest that whatever transpires regarding this ‘communicaton’ was fated. Maybe, maybe not! But I will point out that this Mercury is involved in a grand fire trine with Uranus and Saturn and so I’ll suggest that whatever happens, it will not be conventional – think unique, ground-breaking, and/or earth-shattering.

At this point, it’s not too much of a leap of faith to further suggest that this ‘communication’ is likely to be highly aggressive and, as the result, could be seen by others as an act of war. This is because Venus at 19 Gemini 42 is close to the US natal chart’s Mars (fighting/military action) at 21 Gemini 23.trump-tweet-sources-said.png

Finally, it is more likely than not that Mr Trump will be implicated in all this. The flashy, dramatic Mercury (at 25 Leo 58  – Leo is always dramatic) is awfully close to Trump’s natal mars at 26 Leo 47. If that weren’t enough, consider that the total solar eclipse at the end of August will occur at 28 Leo 55 – again too close for comfort. Might it not be too unreasonable to suggest that some flashy, dramatic communication by Mr Trump will land him in big trouble (eclipses are like a power surge – for good or evil!) and that this will require congressional/court sanctions (Mercury is in this ingress 11th house which is associated with legislature and parliament)?

Will his Russian Intrigue bring Trump Down?

Will the current ‘intrigue’ regarding Trump and Russia ‘bring him down’?images

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SUMMARY

YES & NO – although clearly Mr Trump has ‘enemies’ (secret or otherwise) in regards to this ‘intrigue’ –  enemies who are far stronger than is he – it remains unclear whether they will (or even whether they will try to) damage his reputation enough to ‘bring him down’.

Having said that, Mr Trump is most definitely on a collision course of some sort vis a vis his relationship with Russia. Expect ‘conflict’ (could even be an outright war) within approximately five months and that such conflict could lead to Trump’s ‘self-undoing’ and/or resignation.

Despite not being a fan of Mr Trump, after working with this chart I believe that in regards to his dealings with Russia, Trump is probably acting from strong personal conviction that he is doing the right thing. This is the case regardless whether his behaviour in the matter is appropriate, much less moral. Trump feels that he has the ‘divine’ right to ‘reform’ or ‘correct’ certain situations.

In addition, as unsavoury as some of the reports have suggested might be this ‘intrigue’, it is difficult to argue that somehow it will not turn out for the best (albeit whether or not it all turns out well for Trump, personally, remains to be seen).

Finally, expect that when all is said and done, Trump’s Russian intrigue will have had something to do with women.

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ANALYSIS:

  1. 10th house represents the president – and because Taurus is on the cusp, its ruler, russian-intrigueVenus, represents Trump.
  2. 9th house is Trump’s 12th house of ‘undoing’, ‘secret enemies’, and ‘resignation’. It is also the chart’s house representing foreign lands and their affairs. Because Aries is on the cusp of this house, its ruler, Mars, represents not only Russia, but also all matters of serious affliction for Trump.
  3. NOTE also that because Trump’s 7th house (the 4th house of this chart) has Scorpio on its cusp, Mars also represents Trump’s ‘open’ enemies.
  4. Venus (Trump) is quite weak in detriment (Aries), cadent, and out of SECT.
  5. Mars is stronger in its sign of ruler-ship, Aries, although it too is cadent and out of SECT.
  6. Not only is Venus (Trump) already in the 12th house of ‘undoing’ (and also in Russia’s back pocket), but it is make an applying (5 degree) aspect to conjunct with Mars. This conjunction brings Trump and the path of his ‘undoing’ together in such a way that suggests complete cooperation (whether for ill or gain).
  7. Russia, Trump, and and Trump’s enemies (secret or not) are hence coming together in what promises to be an explosive and fiery ‘conflict’ – Aries (cardinal fire) is a most martial sign. However, based on the movements of the Moon (see point 11, below), it is likely this conflict will somehow all work out for the best in the end (the final aspect made by the Moon is a comfortable Trine with the Sun).
  8. Several fixed stars making close aspect to this chart’s Venus (Trump) reinforce this martial theme:
    • Facies (constellation of Sagittarius) – is the ‘eye of the archer’ and itself associated with warriors, wars, and violent death. It also suggests that Trump is so driven in regards to this situation that he is ‘blind’ to its dangers. Note that in his natal chart, Trump’s Mercury is also in opposition with Facies. A near-sighted archer is not good news.
    • Mirzam (constellation of Canis Major) – carries an important message of some sort. Note that in his natal chart, Trump’s Mercury is also conjunct Mirzam. This message is of great personal importance to Trump.
    • Alhena (constellation of Gemini) – is associated with winning at all costs (arrogance implied) – Trump feels that he has the ‘divine’ right to ‘reform’ or ‘correct’ a certain situation.
    • North & South Asellus (constellation of Cancer) – again associations with ‘blindness’ as well as piled up corpses and wars.
    • Aldebaran (constellation of Taurus) – a great royal star connected with warrior kings (MARS) greatness is a real possibility but only if certain moral challenges are met re: integrity and purity of thoughts and dealings. HONOUR that can’t last.
  9. Several Arabic Parts also make close aspects to this chart’s Venus (Trump) that reinforce this theme of conflict leading to danger & destruction.
    • Ability, Abundance, Commerce, Danger, Debt, Fate, Divorce, Destruction, Genius, Fascination, Imprisonment, Luck, Secret Enemies, and Victory.
  10. Several Arabic Parts also make close aspect to Trump’s natal planets further reinforcing this theme:
    • Mars – Bad Luck, Catastrophe, Destiny, Fortune, Unusual Events
    • Venus – Secret Enemies, Accidents, Armies, Catastrophe, Destiny, Divorce
    • Sun – Lovers, Fame, Eccentricity, Beneficial Change
    • Mercury – Benevolence, Corruptness, Damage, Fascination
    • Moon – Beneficial Change, Controversy, Eccentricity, Lovers
    • Jupiter – Action, Administrators, Bankruptcy, Success, Suicide, Victory
    • Saturn – Catastrophe, Divorce
  11. As the Moon is the overall symbol of how events play out (past, present, future), we look to the Moon (10 Libra) in this chart and the aspects that it has and will make:
    • Last aspect made – opposition to Venus – unfavourable – all women/love concerns s/b approached with caution
    • Next – Quincunx to Neptune – confusion and unrealistic dreams
    • Next – Trine to Mercury – messages and communication – good for business but NOT for signing contracts/agreements
    • Next aspect – Opposition to Mars – unfavourable for all new ventures including friendships and dealings with women.
    • Next – Square with Pluto – dirty dealings, manipulation.
    • Next – Conjunction with Jupiter – lawyers and professionals – a little bit of luck especially with foreign persons?!
    • Next – Opposition with Uranus – emotional anxiety – breaks, accidents, separations, sudden/unpredictable awakenings – possible divorce.
    • Next – Sextile with Saturn – bad for love affairs and friendships with women, obstacles, limitations, loss, and restrictions.
    • FINAL – Trine with Sun – good for new ventures, influencing important people and seeking advancement, life force, health, and last but not least, success.

Kellyanne Conway – astrological realities you won’t want to miss

unknownThis brief analysis of Ms Conway’s THREE KEY natal aspects go a long way to explaining the person that we now see:

  1. SUN opposition JUPITER– although her intentions may be good, Ms Conway is prone to overdoing just about everything – including promising more than she could ever hope to deliver. The danger here is that because she truly believes that her heart is in the right place, she doesn’t learn from her past mistakes and/or indiscretions. Indeed, its even possible that she believes that because she’s a ‘good person’, she should receive more latitude than she really deserves. conway
  2. MOON opposition NEPTUNE– Ms Conway is prone to getting her hopes up much too high – lofty ideals that are more often than not, hopelessly unrealistic. Equally, when her hopes are dashed, she is likely to feel crushed. Hence people with this aspect often find themselves on an emotional rollercoaster. There is also a tendency for people with this aspect to ignore/avoid facing cold, hard reality. The warm and wonderful fantasy world into which they can so easily retreat is much more to their liking.
  3. MOON trine PLUTO/URANUS – Pluto conjunct Uranus (in Virgo) is a 1960’s generational aspect – the opening square of which we are now currently experiencing. This Pluto/Uranus conjunction was particularly virulent – violent social change – rebellion on every front – Vietnam, assignation of JFK, the Cuban Crisis, student protests, drug culture, the civil rights movement. With her Moon tied into this 1960’s energy, Ms Conway will is some way function as a personal mouthpiece for the anger/frustration that fostered that 1960’s rebellion; little wonder that we see her on stage now with the opening square. On the positive side, this aspect will make her seemingly afraid of nothing, tackling every the greatest problems with confidence. If its one thing that she knows, it’s that life is demanding. She is drawn (like a moth to the candle) to all that is unusual and unconventional.

 

In summary, Ms Conway is more than likely drawn into politics because of a personal need to make a real difference – intuitively, she’s a mouthpiece for the anger and frustration that others feel when their society seems no longer to be working – Ms Conway is hard-wired into radical change. Unfortunately, not only is she prone toward adopting unrealistic goals and attitudes, but she is prone to go overboard in just about everything that she undertakes. Self-control is not– and never will be – her thing.

 

Please note that because birth time is unknown, any discussion of the houses into which these aspects fall is not possible.