Marjorie Orr featuring: Astrology of Today’s News

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  • Spanish Royals – the black sheep starts prison time

           The Spanish king’s brother-in-law, Iñaki Urdangarin, today starts a six-year sentence for fraud, tax evasion and embezzlement and siphoning off 6 million euros in public money. His wife Princess Cristina was cleared of helping her husband to evade taxes but will be fined €136,950 for civil liability damages. The royal scandal played an important role in prompting the shock abdication of the former king, Juan Carlos, in 2014 and rocked the popularity of the monarchy.  Cristina now lives in Switzerland with their children and was refused permission by her brother to move to Portugal to be near her husband in a jail near Madrid. Urdangarin born 15 January 1968, two weeks before King Felipe, is a Sun Capricorn opposition …Keep reading »
  • Lionel Shriver – feet first into controversies

             Author and journalist Lionel Shriver – We Need to Talk about Kevin – has stirred up a storm by criticising Penguin Random House’s intention to diversify the authors that it published. She argued it would prioritise diversity over quality and mean that a manuscript “written by a gay transgender Caribbean who dropped out of school at seven” would be published “whether or not said manuscript is an incoherent, tedious, meandering and insensible pile of mixed-paper recycling”. She has form for stepping into controversies arguing recently that cultural appropriation was a passing fad, losing a Swedish publisher because of what they saw as a negative view of immigration, and saying the #metoo campaign would constrain fiction writers from portraying …Keep reading »
  • Glasgow treasured Art School under assault again

             An utterly tragic second fire has almost completely destroyed the rebuilding work on the Glasgow School of Art which was gutted four years ago. Sitting in the heart of the city it’s a celebration of Charles Rennie Macintosh, who designed the building with its iconic ornamental ironwork, soaring windows and distinctive wood-panelled interior. The foundation stone was laid on 25 May 1898, with the Sun in Gemini as it was for McIntosh’s birth and oddly enough the 2014 fire as well.  On the foundation chart tr Pluto is square the Mars in Aries exactly now for a brutal destruction. When the previous fire occurred, tr Neptune was square the Sun/Pluto midpoint and tr Pluto square the Solar Arc …Keep reading »
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  • Trump, the love hate chasm widening – VP and family showing alarm

           Trump’s approval rating among Republicans is at 87 per cent, beating most former presidents (with their own party) bar GWB after 9/11, who notched 96 per cent. Though most Americans disapprove of Trump, by 53 per cent to 42 per cent. So the polarisation is extreme. Where the US really starts to get bitterly hostile to the President is from early 2019 till late 2020 with tr Pluto opposition the composite Mars (maybe conjunct the composite Moon); with tr Saturn adding its own chill. And a major turnaround and disruption from Uranus in 2019 as well. The two Republican charts, 22 Feb 1856 and 28 Feb 1854, are both in thrall to Trump though for different reasons. The 1856 …Keep reading »
  • Leslie Grantham – talented but reckless and self-destructive

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       Leslie Grantham, best known as Dirty Den in EastEnders has died. Born 30 April 1947, 9 days after Iggy Pop, at 4am London, he had a controversial and scandal-strewn life. He joined the army at 18, and aged 19 tried to rob a taxi driver in West Germany, who ended up shot dead. He claimed it was accidental but served 10 years inside where he acquired an interest in acting. His character was killed off in EastEnders though later resurrected but an online sex scandal put paid to that gig for good and sent him suicidal. Latterly he appeared to have been living in Bulgaria. His Taurus Sun was in the quick-witted 3rd in a heavy-duty square to Saturn, …Keep reading »
  • Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas – a Cancer Virgo match

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           Actress Priyanka Chopra has been stepping out with singer, songwriter Nick Jonas and attending family weddings together which has been getting the celeb mags in a tizz. She’s one of India’s highest-paid and most popular celebrities, is best known in the US for playing the lead in Quantico, also acts as a producer and is a UNICEF ambassadress for children’s rights. Born 18 July 1982 at 1.05am Jamshedpur, India, (astrotheme) with two army physician parents, she has a quick-witted 3rd house Cancer Sun square a formidably determined Pluto Mars Saturn in Libra. Her Moon and Venus in Gemini give her a lighter-hearted side; and with a quirky Uranus in her 7th she’s her own person. A film-star Neptune in …Keep reading »
  • Ariana Grande & Pete – a high speed romance

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           Ariana Grande, super-successful singer and  actress, appears to have slid out of two-year relationship last month straight into an engagement to actor and comedian Pete Davidson with a major sparkler on her finger to mark the moment. Her music videos have been viewed more than 10 billion times. Ariana, born 26 June 1993 9.25pm Boca Raton, Florida, has a 6th house, hard-working Cancer Sun trine Saturn in Pisces and square Moon Jupiter in Libra so she’ll be constantly dancing between her heart and her head, one moment enthusiastic, the next moment sombre. She has a controlling and influential 10th house Pluto, a deeply buried Mars in her 8th and a highly-strung Uranus Neptune in Capricorn on her Ascendant. …Keep reading »