Marjorie Orr featuring: Astrology of Today’s News

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  • Gwyneth Paltrow – a rocky road to happiness

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          The omnipresent Gwyneth Paltrow, actress, singer, health blogger and red carpet regular, appears to be heading for yet another attempt at romantic commitment. She had two early three years liaisons with Brad Pitt and then Ben Affleck, before marrying Chris Martin and producing two children in their fifteen years together. Since their split she’s been dating Brad Falchuk, a television writer/producer (Glee, American Horror Story, Scream Queens, Nip/Tuck). She doesn’t have the easiest chart for harmonious relationships with an intense, controlling and defensive Libra Sun conjunct Pluto Mars in her 7th house of marriage. She’ll tend to attract difficult rather dominating partners and bring out the worst in them. She’s also got a changeable Uranus in the 8th …Keep reading »
  • Ratko Mladic – the wheels of justice grind slow

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        The ‘Butcher of Bosnia’, former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic has been jailed for life for genocide and crimes against humanity in the 1990s Bosnian war by The Hague War Crimes tribunal. He led forces during the Srebrenica massacre in 1995 and siege of Sarajevo during which nearly 20,000 died. He was ferocious in pursuit of what he saw as the destiny of the Serb nation and saw the war as an opportunity to avenge five centuries of occupation by Muslim Turks. After the war he went into hiding until captured in 2012. Born 12 March 1943, maybe 4.30am Backi Petrovazc (astrotheme), he is a Sun Pisces (like Mugabe) with his Sun in a confident trine to Jupiter in …Keep reading »
  • Zimbabwe – from jubilation to concern * updated

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        Zimbabwe is in joyous mood after Robert Mugabe’s resignation. Though why the return of the former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa whose ousting led to the coup, to take over the presidency should be taken as an encouraging sign isn’t remotely clear. Nicknamed the Crocodile, he has been a Mugabe’s ally for many years, so is hardly untainted. He has been accused of leading brutal waves of repression against political opponents. One veteran of Zimbabwe’s war of independence, who worked with him for many years, said: “He’s a very cruel man, very cruel.” Another official asked: “You think Mugabe is bad, but have you thought that whoever comes after him could be even worse?” There’s doubt over his birth year, …Keep reading »
  • David Cassidy – sweet face, wrecked life

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        The clean-cut teenybop idol of the 1970s, David Cassidy, has died suffering from alcoholism and dementia. He found fame as a child actor in The Partridge Family before going on to sell more than 30 million records, from which he earned very little having signed away the rights. Off screen and stage, he was a voracious consumer of women, drink, drugs and fast cars, an echo of his father, a philandering sex addict, manic depressive and alcoholic, who routinely beat him as a child. He hated the pressures of fame and really wanted a career as a serious actor – which never happened. The gap between the public celebrity image and the private reality, as ever, being a …Keep reading »
  • Michael Hutchence – a tortured soul

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           Michael Hutchence, the hugely successful Australian singer/musician, frontman for INXS frontman, died 20 years ago tomorrow in lurid circumstances in a hotel bedroom. He was found hanged which could have been suicide or an auto-asphyxiation sex game gone wrong. Caught up in an escalating tabloid drama over his relationship with Paula Yates, he was sinking in a sea of drink, drugs and depression. The autopsy found alcohol, cocaine, Prozac and prescription drugs in his system, He was born 22 January 1960 at 5am Sydney, Australia and had a maverick, exuberant Aquarius Sun conjunct his Capricorn Ascendant squaring onto a musical Neptune and intensely emotional Moon in Scorpio in his 10th house. According to a rock-music historian “he was …Keep reading »
  • Justice League – flailing in all directions

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          Justice League, the super-super hero movie is making feeble headway at the box office. With an assembled team of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg, it is one of the most expensive movies every made and will have to retrieve $600 million to break even. Starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill it has been trashed by many critics, getting only two out of five stars from Rotten Tomatoes and being described as “an embarrassment.” Even the fans have stayed away. Part of the problem appears to have been a chaotic production with frantic rewrites and re-shoots along the way and the loss of the director Zack Snyder after his 20-year-old daughter committed suicide in March. Principal Photography started on 11 …Keep reading »
  • Northern Ireland – uncertainty and political inertia

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        Paralysis has gripped Northern Ireland as the impasse in restoring power-sharing government continues and there is anxiety close to horror about the prospect of a hard border with the Republic returning post-Brexit. The Northern Ireland 7 December 1922 3.28pm Belfast chart looks discouraged now with little sign of improvement over the next three years. The Solar Arc Uranus was opposing the NI Mercury Sun in the run-up to Brexit for an almighty shock; and this year there’s a depressed Solar Arc Saturn opposition the NI Moon, as the population grows steadily more disenchanted with politicians of all stripes. And as if that wasn’t gloomy and stuck enough there’s a Solar Arc Pluto conjunct Saturn, exact within weeks. Ahead in …Keep reading »