NewsScope for May 8, 2001
Unveils Missile Defense Plan
Bush pressed ahead with his plan to build a national missile
defense shield, a comprehensive system estimated to cost some $200 billion
over the next decade. Critics, both domestic and foreign, say the technology
is unworkable, will likely restart the arms race and does nothing to prevent
"rogue nations" from packing nuclear bombs in suitcases.
of the missile defense shield becoming a high-priority, controversial
issue was first discussed in the January
1 NewsScope in terms of the Saturn-Pluto opposition hitting
Defense Secretary Rumsfeld's Mars. George W. Bush's horoscope shows startling
parallel developments regarding the militarization of our global village,
since his Mars is likewise a major astrological factor now and over the
next three years.
the point denoting his professional role, is in the militant sign of Aries,
which is ruled by the war planet Mars. Bush's Mars resides in Virgo, a
placement often associated with the armed services. As Mars turns retrograde on May 11, Bush is sending off a special envoy, essentially a charm offensive,
to convince NATO allies, China and Russia of the worthiness of this massive
forecasting technique of secondary progressions* Bush's progressed Mars
is nearing a square to his Sun, and will be exact in less than a year.
Over the next three years, his progressed Sun will be conjunct Mars (exact
in June 2004). This powerful double influence of Sun to Mars and Mars
to Sun represents a dominant theme for his presidency, as his personal
identity (Sun) absorbs the militant vibration of Mars.
Shapes Political Season
present celestial location continues to shape current events across the
American political and social landscape since this planet of high hopes
remains in a long-term square to the U.S. Scorpio Ascendant. (Editorís
Note: WolfStar uses a Scorpio
rising U.S. chart.) Neptune turns retrograde on May 10 when
everything under Neptune's rule should dominate news events, but its influence
continues into early July before significantly fading in strength.
espionage, and ever since Neptune first squared the U.S. Scorpio Ascendant in March, the U.S. has experienced one spy story after another. The discovery
of FBI spy Robert Hanssen was the biggest spy scandal since Ames Aldridge
was arrested in 1994. We also read stories about the downed spy plane
off the coast of China, the mistaken targeting of a missionary in Peru
by U.S. intelligence agents, American listening devices discovered in
the Russian Embassy, and the list goes on.
flooding. Over the past two weeks residents in three states along the
Mississippi River have had to contend with the third "Flood of the
Century" in the last eight years. Neptune governs drugs. Drug-related
stories in the news have included the military offensive against the Andean
drug-producing countries, John McCain's bill regarding generic
drugs, illegal drug users, including West
Wing producer Aaron Sorkin and actor Robert
Downey Jr. and an AIDS drug program for Africa.
oil and gas, and last week Vice
President Dick Cheney released his massive oil and gas program
for solving the nation's energy crunch. Neptune rules the movies. An ongoing
discussion between writers and producers threatens to shut down the entire
movie and TV industry. The last time this occurred was in 1988, which
not coincidentally was the last time transiting Neptune was forming an
exact aspect to the U.S. Ascendant.
Niki Taylor Critically Injured
underwent emergency surgery on her liver and lungs last week following
a life-threatening car accident. The driver, friend Chad Renegar, said
he was distracted by his cell phone ringing as he drove down an off-ramp.
When he took his eyes off the road to answer the phone, he lost control
of the sporty Nissan Maxima, and smashed into a utility pole.
was born a sensitive Pisces on March 5, 1975, in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Vulnerability is doubly encoded in this horoscope since the
Sun is also square Neptune, Pisces' ruling planet. Police said they did
not suspect drugs were involved.
one of America's top models, and earns $15,000 a day for her work. She
has appeared on over 200 magazine covers, including Sports Illustrated,
Vogue and Elle. Venus, the goddess of love
and beauty, is dramatically enhanced by a favorable trine to Neptune,
given sexual magnetism by the opposition to Pluto and a professional
lifestyle by squaring Saturn.
a penchant for dangerous living, as reflected by a Mars-Uranus square.
Life in the fast lane came to an abrupt halt for her as life-transforming
Pluto squared her Sun. This harsh aspect was expanded by Jupiter's simultaneous
square to her Sun from restless Gemini, a placement that can give over-confidence
progressions are based on the formula of one day equals one year. For
example, Bush's progressions for his 55th year are calculated from the
planets' positions 55 days after his birth.