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Current Planetary Positions

Sun 19° Sagittarius 31' 31"
Moon 02° Libra 23' 53"
Mercury 23° Sagittarius 31' 36" R
Venus 12° Sagittarius 35' 23"
Mars 01° Scorpio 16' 07"
Jupiter 13° Scorpio 09' 24"
Saturn 28° Sagittarius 57' 48"
Uranus 24° Aries 46' 48" R
Neptune 11° Pisces 34' 01"
Pluto 18° Capricorn 06' 31"
Chiron 24° Pisces 19' 59"
TrueNode 16° Leo 52' 40" R

Trump’s transits from November 2017 until April 2018

 

Most important is the Uranus transit in square to the Venus-Saturn conjunction.  Venus rules his career sign and Saturn that of his servants. I also mention the role of Eris and Pallas Athena which on their own would not be enough to correlate with the mess he finds himself in but being in close proximity to where Uranus is transiting – they are likely to intensify the problem.

 

 

Full Moon November 3-4, 2017

 

 

The exact moment of this full Moon will happen at 9.53 pm Pacific Daylight time. This means it will be exact at 12.53 am of November 4th. In the chart picture below you see the exact full moon depicted with the Sun at 11.57 Scorpio and the Moon at 11.57 Taurus. If you have planets near this degree of fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Aquarius and Scorpio-) it means today and tomorrow are likely to challenge your emotional balance.

The full moon raises the emotional pitch of situations and there tend to be more ups and downs. Periods of great clarity are possible but also swaths of time when confusion and low energy are prevalent. All of this corresponds to Friday the 3d of November,  and Saturday the 4th.

The astrology of breath

 

The sign and planet connections to breath:

 

 

The moment and the breath

 

The way breath connects us to the moment in time and how to understand the various ways to practice:

 

The moment in time: Uniting mind and body

How I understand the moment in time, how it relates to the mind and body and what one can do:

 

Vanity fair article on Trump

 

Gabriel Sherman’s November 1, 2017 article about Trump and his administration begins with:

 

Until now, Robert Mueller has haunted Donald Trump’sWhite House as a hovering, mostly unseen menace. But by securing indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates,and a surprise guilty plea from foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, Mueller announced loudly that the Russia investigation poses an existential threat to the president. “Here’s what Manafort’s indictment tells me: Mueller is going to go over every financial dealing of Jared Kushner and the Trump Organization,” said former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg. “Trump is at 33 percent in Gallup. You can’t go any lower. He’s fucked.”

 

I’m afraid I have to concur with the sentiment expressed at the end of this first paragraph. If the so called logical signs are ominous, the astrological panorama is anything from threatening to disastrous. And so I say in this video…..

 

 

 

Click on this link to go to a post that explores some of  the astrological detail. 

 

….and, to view further astrological information on our 45th President, search for Trump in the search box and you’ll get the relevant posts.

 

Saturn

 

A very important force in the planetary array, this planet is often the most important natal point,  and the cycles of Saturn are extremely important toward understanding how to best align oneself with our life circumstances. Connections to timekeeping, accountability, success or failure, getting things done, wisdom from experience and still much more–associate to this planet,  so understanding how it works and learning to express it well-becomes critical if one hopes to do well in life.

 

Where is it in your chart when you were born?  What relationship(s) to other natal planets does it make?

 

Where has it been in the past? What is it doing now?  Where will it go next?

 

Trump’s Halloween 2017

 

Halloween 2017 is the start of a difficult period that will last until the spring of 2018. The first week or so will be particularly interesting as this video explains:

 

Mastication

 

 

So much can be said in the area of nutrition. Simple to complex descriptions of foods, food components, supplements, herbs, special diets, fasting, schedules, portions etc.

 

And yet it is amazing to consider that the simple notion of chewing one’s food thoroughly and completely- to a point as close to liquid as possible, may be the single most important practice. In fact, I would say that if you are thinking about making changes and improvements to your nourishment habits, consider making this your first change.

 

Digestion is one of the most energy demanding body processes and if you eat quickly without thorough mastication the energy demand increases, sometimes dramatically. This leads to feeling foggy and even sleepy afterwards.

 

Chewing food as close to a liquid as possible maximizes digestive efficiency. It also reduces the chance you’ll eat too much because you’re giving your body a chance to “catch up” and let you know when you’ve had enough. You are more likely to remain comfortable and awake which will make your relationship to the moment in time easier.

 

When looking through this website you’ll get the sense that many practices involve “working the moment” or “working in the moment”. This is true,  but it’s the kind of work that is greatly assisted and enhanced by basic body vitality. The energy and clarity you feel in your nervous system which basically means your head will feel clear. If you want this clarity, make sure you don’t overburden your stomach or you’ll feel foggy and uncomfortable. This moment will still be this moment but you will not be at your best and this will make relating to this moment more difficult.

 

So, chew your food as thoroughly as possible. A simple practice with a lot of impact. A really valuable habit. An invaluable skill.

Being Present Works

 

Being present works. It does. It’s really the only thing to do and be. Still, until it is totally natural, we’ll probably have to work at it. We need to train this faculty. We have to make it real.

 

How do we do this?

 

By undertaking practices to train ourselves to consciously relate to the present moment. It can be difficult at first but with practice it gets easier. Effort becomes effortless and new efforts are then made in more subtle ways.

 

It is also very helpful to become aware of what in our lives promotes being present. In contrast, what might be getting in the way?

 

Whatever promotes presence we seek to emphasize and enhance. What gets in the way we should work on letting go.

 

With practice and commitment we will soon experience the power of the present moment. We discover our conscious presence is the key to everything in our lives and that there is no better work we can focus on if we intend to be truly happy. As it turns out, skill in relationship to the present moment also translates wonderfully to success in the “ordinary” sense: This means prosperity in health, work, creativity and  relationships.

 

So, bottom line: Being Present Works and………everything benefits!