Mars Retrograde in America’s progressed chart

June 7th is a big day for the Democrats as California votes for either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. I feel Bernie will win California. This will be a big upset for Hillary. The crooked media cronies have already declared her the winner, it’s just not true. No one will know who the Democratic contender will be until July 2016.

We are now all working through Mars Retrograde in Scorpio, the Grand Cardinal Cross and Venus conjunct the SUN. 

June 7 shows very difficult aspects, under a Cancer Moon which is feminine and emotional and symbolizes America’s SUN in Cancer. The Moon is always the mood of the people. The people want whats good for the children, they want to feel safe and nurtured.  Moon is in a Cardinal T-square with Pluto, and Uranus conjucts Eris in Aries-exact June 8th, there is some wild provocative radical energies being played out. The Gods are playing with matches. 

VENUS and the GEMINI Sun are inconjunct to PLUTO at 16+ degrees and they are both square to the North and South Nodes of the MOON. This is a very karmic day.  Any aspects to PLUTO are always difficult as we are dealing with BIG CORPORATE SECRETS and POWER and CONTROL issues. Nudge nudge….

JUNO the feminine form of Genius; in Roman she is Hera, the ever faithful wife to the philandering King, is entering Scorpio and conjunct to LILITH 1 degree away. This is an interesting combo in regards to perhaps having the first female ever to run for President. Hillary certainly plays out Juno’s energies, she is focused and smart. LILITH is the dark rejected feminine who accommodates no one.  Because she symbolizes the Death Mother, there may still be a great fear in the Patriarchy of a woman running the country. Hillary Clinton is a quadruple Scorpio with her Sun at 2 degrees of the sign of power. The asteroids conjunct her Sun can work either ways. 

I just want to note that in Astrology there is a common technique called Secondary Progressed charts. This technique is based on the system of a day for a year where the Sun moves ahead one day from your birth chart the exact number of years old you progress it into the future. Using an Ephemeris you can scan ahead to see where the Sun and all the planets progress to on any given date. These charts show an internal growth and are used with Natal and transit charts and lend an extra depth and dimension to forecasting.

Since JULY 19, 2006 the Progressed chart for America based on the most commonly accepted “Sibley” chart from July 4,1776 @ 5;13 p.m. in Philadelphia, with a 12 degree SAGITTARIUS ASCENDANT, the planet MARS- the testosterone planet and God of War, defenses, aggression turned RETROGRADE at 18+ degrees LIBRA. Progressed Mars is in the 10th house of Worldly fame and position in its natal chart. 

Natal Mars is at 21+ degrees GEMINI in the 7th house. America’s progressed Mars will remain Retrograde until March 27, 2086. This has never happened before to America, that is 70 years from now. 

The 18 degree LIBRA MARS RETROGRADE is currently being squared by PLUTO in Capricorn indicating some secret cover ups and power and control issues going on underneath the guise of liberty and justice for all. Prog. Mars Retro. has been opposed by URANUS in Aries since the fall of 2015 when Bernie Sanders entered his bid for President.

ERIS and the Golden Apple of Discord

Golden Apple of Discord by Jacob Jordaens, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Golden Apple of Discord by Jacob Jordaens, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

ERIS the newly minted dwarf planet of disruption, who symbolizes and anti-Venus counter-balance. She is a shit disturber like Lilith. Eris is in an exact conjunction with URANUS.  Every 500 years or so, the planet Uranus and the dwarf planet Eris come together in the sign of Aries, which is where Eris has been since 1927. Mars rules Aries, and with Mars Retrograde right now in Scorpio and in the U.S. Progressed chart we can expect a regression, repression, a reset, revolution. Everything that beings with Re- applies. rednecks, remission, retribution, renegades, republicans, etc.

The last time Uranus and ERis met in Aries happened between 1426 and 1516. These were the flowering of the arts in the Renaissance in Italy, Michaelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci were living masters. Peoples consciousness shifted as they were able to paint and draw in 3 Dimensions learning to harness perspective. The Hundred years wars raged in Europe and the War of the Roses fractured Britain. Columbus discovered America. Martin Luther lists his thesis. Spanish conquered the New world wiping out indigenous populations in their lust for Gold. The terrible Spanish Inquisition started, Joan of Arc went to war as a woman, following her  spiritual insights. 

Now 500 years later we will go through an even Higher consciousness shift in the arts, technology, religion compared to that dramatic conjunction.

Aries is the “All about the selfie” and as America silently chokes on its own repressed ego driven energy now after the first ten years of this, we may see a resurgence in the viagra driven overly macho type of sloppy capers that Donald the Trumpster panders too. Attempting to regurgitate that old war mongering attitude. Mars Retrograde does indicate an energetic withdrawal, a turning inwards and a defensive stance, such as Trump’s build the walls, throw out the foreigners actually makes sense under this aspect why it would be popular to some.

ERIS And URANUS in ARIES are throwing the apple of discord into American and the world’s way of living very heavily this year. Brexit is another association with this Eris/Uranus energy.

Over the weekend some Americans said to me that they thought that if Trump does NOT win there will be a revolution in America because Republicans will be so pissed off. I thought that was very interesting as most Astrologers have been predicting revolution but were hoping that it would not be a fascist Pluto in Capricorn energy and were thinking more of a real democratic socialist kind.

I have also just checked the Democratic Party’s birth chart. It is the oldest political party in America. 

democratic party astrology Tara Greene

This Natal chart with transits for June 7, 2016 the grand Mutable cross is very powerful with SUN VENUS close to its Part of Fortune and Jupiter in Virgo and the North Node conjunct to its natal MARS in JUPITER in the 1st house.  Neptune in Pisces is in its 7th indicating a delusion and illusion to the public. Saturn in Sagittarius is transiting in the 4th house, the roots, and squaring Mars in Virgo in the 1st house in the DEM chart.  This indicates a new vision, philosophy and direction for the party from an older man who strengthens the foundations.

URANUS and ERIS are heavily influencing the DEM’s chart too. The terrible two’s are conjunct to Saturn in Aries in the 8th house of taxes, inheritance, big money, transformation and they are both exactly opposite Jupiter at 23 degrees LIBRA in the founding party’s chart indicating unexpected shocking chaos and change. There may be some surprising upsets around someone’s taxes. 

Mercury in Taurus is conjunct to natal Retrograde Mercury in the Dem’s chart. They should be holding to their values of helping the people. 

JUNO and LILITH in early Scorpio are directly opposing Venus in TAURUS in the Dem’s natal chart. Venus in Taurus is in her ruling sign. This does put a very strong female focus onto the party’s natural energy and values. Except that Lilith is the REJECTED Feminine. 

Either way, not many will be happy with the way this election goes. Note that Donald Trump’s Sun is at 22 degrees GEMINI and his Jupter is at 17 degrees LIBRA exactly where MARS turned Progressed Retrograde and conjunct U.S. Natal Mars too.

If Trump could be elected, well it just goes to show you what a Retrograde Mars can do for a country. Mars Retrograde is a quick ride down a slippery slope.

What do you think? I am fascinated with this election. Please share widely all writing is copyright of Tara Greene. 

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Bernie Sanders, Super Tuesday

Yes Hilary Clinton just beat Bernie Sanders in a landslide in the South Carolina primaries because mainly black voters favor her and don’t seem to get Sanders revolution from the slave mother ship America agenda at all. I can’t figure out why. 

Bernie Sanders

Let’s look at who Bernie Sanders is and what Super Tuesday may bring for him.  He is largely being ignored by the corporate run media. Here is Bernie Sanders Astrology chart, we don’t have an accurate birth time. I have included an asteroid called Hilary and one called Truth.

Bernie Sanders, Tara Greene astrology

Bernie Sanders b. Sept. 8 1941 no exact birth time and Transits March 1, 2016

in the 10th house of career and public acclaim at the 15th and most powerful degree. Bernie has his Mid Heaven, M.C. in VIRGO for this noon time public figure birth. Not all Virgo’s appear neat and tidy. Many are true “nerdy” intellectuals who are rumply as Bernie appears. He is in his head. 

MERCURY is his Sun Sign planetary ruler in Libra, the sign of balance, refinement, the law, values and relationships. He can certainly be charming and likeable and loves to communicate. Mercury is conjunct to Neptune in Virgo enabling him to be a pragmatic idealist. 

Bernie’s NORTH NODE, his highest spiritual goal at 22 VIRGO conjunct Neptune the idealist, romantic dreamer at 26 degrees conjunct to his N.N. all in his 10th house of worldly fame. Neptune conjunct North Node is usually a very spiritual, guru type of energy. Bernie meticulously flows with inspiration about the details. He can be a receptacle for other peoples’ projections as a saviour.  

Bernie’s MOON is in ARIES and that is why  he has unlimited amounts of energy at 74. He is an emotionally driven warrior. Bernie’s Moon is opposite to VENUS in LIBRA. Bernie gets many points here for having 2 personal planets in their ruling signs. This is an US vs THEM natal aspect. Bernie is such a natural fighter, an unusual warrior. Venus in Libra- women love him, he is charming, an eloquent speaker and a go-between. 

Bernie’s Moon is conjunct to MARS, the planetary ruler of the sign. Usually the sign of the bombastic aggressive warrior, MARS IS RETROGRADE quite a rare and karmic pointer. This makes Bernie a dove rather than a hawk. I heard Bernie talk about losing his Mother, indicated by his Moon at a young age and this is a sign of that. An event which drove him into action.

Very interestingly Bernie’s natal Moon and Mars Retrograde  is exactly conjunct to the U.S. Chiron in Aries, it’s most vulnerable and wounded aspect in Aries. Being points out that America is too aggressive, too much the eagle war monger, heroic role model. 

MAR’S energy is held back, repressed, or expressed in a softer way it’s as if the General is meeting with his Chiefs of staff planning their attack but not  ready to go to war  yet. In effect Mars Retrograde in ARIES is a Slow Burn. Pun intended. Bernie may not get to explode, command, fight the battle, heat up the place or fully express his power until the last moment or in an unexpected way.

Note his natal Mars Retrograde opposite Venus, he is a balanced individual. This is an alchemical hieros gamos or sacred marriage within. He likes strong women. The Retro Mars-Venus aspect means that Bernie doesn’t care about appearances or material things which Venus in Libra usually does.This indicates more than one marriage or many relationships in his life. Also that a woman or women play a significant Karmic meaning in what drives him in this life.  He could have a big temper which he manages to keep under control. He uses his enormous reserves of testosterone in a balanced way.

NOTE MARS will go RETROGRADE from April 17 until June 29th this year which may be Bernie’s ACE up his sleeve as then he is really in his element. When the overall energy will be MARS RETROGRADE- fall back, retreat, rehash, review, etc. This is hugely important. 

Bernie has JUPITER in GEMINI at 19+ degrees as the main focus T-square for his Nodes of fate.  Jupiter is close to the Fixed Star RIGEL which brings fame. This gives Bernie the gift of youth, an eternal Peter Pan, a gift of the gab, and a super debater. Jupiter in Gemini is to learn to balance the opposites. Young people like him, his ideas are fresh. Mercury rules his Jupiter which is also conjunct to Neptune. He is a persuasive magical orator. Venus in Libra is Trine to his Jupiter giving Bernie a “lost boy” energy.

SATURN planet of seniors, corporations and taxes, is in earthy, sensual, 28 TAURUS conjunct the most evil Star ALGOL, Medusa’s head. Even though this Star has very ancient negative associations. Medusa was traditionally an Amazon warrioress whose gaze “turning men to stone” in the myth. This is a symbol of the power of the FEMININE to confront with ferocity any man who is not being honest with  the Feminine. It is a projected symbol by men of being caught by their mothers and “castrated”  frozen, or being unable to respond and being defenseless. A big fear that men carry as their shadow projection onto women. Algol symbolizes to me, being confronted with the all seeing TRUTH which renders anyone who isn’t up to par, dead and useless. In that sense this gives Bernie and any one else with planets connected to the PLEIADES enormous power to confront the prevailing illusions and stop them in their tracks. 

Sanders was born during the historic Saturn Uranus conjunction months after the cultural musical revolutionary poet Bob Dylan was born.  His Uranus is at 00 Gemini Rx. They both Trine his natal Neptune and Mercury. He is naturally the revolutionary man, breaking down the old order and wanting to tax the rich to benefit everyman. 

Bernie has PLUTO in LEO conjunct CHIRON- the wounded healer King.

This is a man of great heart, leadership and strength, passion, drive, and desire to help those who are vulnerable. He is Bernie the Lion-hearted and his Mercury sextiles these two power sources.This is his mission. 

If this Noon chart is accurate Bernie has a SCORPIO ASCENDANT. He is driven, passionate, controlling, obsessive, powerful. The asteroid Hilary sits right on his Ascendant indicating that she is part of what he is being driven towards. Interestingly Hilary is opposite Bernie’s natal  LILITH at 20 degrees TAURUS. Bernie is seen by some feminists as opposing Hilary’s chances of becoming America’s first female president and certainly Democratic women are split in their approval of Hilary vs Sanders. 


The MOON always represents the people in general and Moon is in SAGITTARIUS a sign of politics, foreigners, idealism, adventure, optimism, faith and TRUTH. The people want the truth, in that case Bernie Sanders is in a much more favourable light with the public. 

SATURN is exactly square at 15 degrees SAGITTARIUS he sign of politics, to Bernie’s SUN. Saturn can bring both defeat and success. Saturn favours senior’s or what most people think as familiar or historical and Hilary Clinton certainly has the actual track record in the White House and as being Secretary of State. Saturn is also opposing Bernie’s Jupiter, again I normally see this as a positive thing. 

MARS is at 28 degrees SCORPIO opposite Bernie’s natal SATURN and URANUS. This is Bernie’s march into the Revolution. This is a difficult transit as it is confrontational and anything involving Uranus is chaotic and very difficult to predict.

JUPITER planet of popularity and expansion is at 19 degrees Rx Virgo indicating a populist, people’s choice candidate who cares about the outcome not the immediate answers. Jupiter conjuncts his SUN and North Node and exactly Square Bernie’s JUPITER in GEMINI, this is excellent and Bernie may surprise everyone.

VENUS planet of women, half the vote is also at 15 degrees AQUARIUS a power degree, and inconjucts Bernie’s SUN and trines his JUPITER. This is an odd aspect. Women aren’t feeling aligned with Bernie’s rhetoric and may vote for Clinton “with their vagina’s” and not their rational minds and yet there are positive aspects here. 

URANUS the planet of Revolution is exactly crossing BERNIES NATAL MOON. He is embodying the emotional content of this revolution. With Uranian energy you are dealing with chaos and sudden change. I feel he is truly the man that the U.S. and the world needs. Remember the seeds of the 60’s are supposed to sprout now. Bernie was born during the earlier 60’s conjunction of Saturn and Uranus which fully matured in its earliest stages in the late 60s with Uranus Pluto conjunct in mid-Virgo where Bernie’s Sun is.

The reason Bernie is so popular with MILLENIAL’S those now in their 20’s is that they were born in the URANUS/NEPTUNE conjunction in CAPRICORN. These people need to revolutionize corporate structure although they also idealism it. 

CHIRON and the SOUTH NODE are both conjunct Bernie’s Natal SOUTH NODE at 22 PISCES

This is a huge karmic culmination and release for Bernie in his life. Chiron has been squaring Bernie’s Natal Jupiter in Gemini for a while  now. He is seen as the smartest most articulate and honest candidate. Chiron is opposing his natal Neptune, Bernie can be seen as the man who can save America with all its wounds, or be projected on as the martyr, the delusional, weak and vulnerable man himself. This is a place that Bernie Sanders’s has been before in many lifetimes.

HILARY CLINTON- just a bit

Synchronistically Hilary Clinton’s natal Moon is at 22 degrees PISCES and she is also being debilitated by this Chiron transit. Hilary’s natal LILITH at 19 degrees CAPRICORN is also being squared by URANUS. This makes Hilary of course the shadow Dark Goddess. Her reputation is still on the line.  I’ll deal with Hilary and Trump separately. 

One more thing, the MArch 8 SOLAR ECLIPSE at 18 of PISCES  falls on Bernie’s Sun, natal Nodes and Jupiter. This is very powerful and KARMIC and I certainly would not rule Sander’s down and out just yet. The March 23 Lunar eclipse at 3 degrees Libra which  symbolizes the mood of the people falls on Bernie’s Mercury- his mission statement and platform.

Mars Retrograde from Sagittarius from 8 degrees to 23 degrees Scorpio where Mars turns Direct on June 29th is inconjunct to Bernie’s natal Retrograde Mars. Even thought the Retrograde will help Bernie’s position the final Mars direct point is difficult.

MARS RETROGRADE will passover Hilary’s Jupiter Ascendant and Mercury in Scorpio and then Trine Hilary’s natal Moon at 22 degrees PISCES before going over these planets again direct.She will be steamrolled by Mars. There may be some viscious attacks on her which may reveal secrets and undermine her chances totally. 

I of course haven’t even mentioned Bernie’s Jewish background which no one is talking about religion in this presidential race. There is still much anti-semitism although Bernie is not a Zionist at all. Middle class Jews are not in favour of his left wing socialist policies. 

The actual convention is in July 25-28th in Philadelphia. Uranus turns Retrograde the next day. 

I will leave you here. 

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