Women’s March

“I am proud to be one of thousands who will come to Washington to make clear that we will keep working for a democracy in which we are linked as human beings, not ranked by race or gender or class or any other label.”

~ Gloria Steinem


The day after Donald Trump was elected, organizers set to work planning a women’s march for the day after his inauguration.  The months of his campaigning had seen him insult women, gays, other races, the disabled and climate protection.  A show of strength was needed, on behalf of human decency.

The Chart

The time and date for the march was set for 10 a.m. on 21st January 2017 in Washington D.C., and this is a chart which speaks volumes about the nature and intent of the Women’s March.

The Moon is in Scorpio, natural home of the power of the feminine in its deepest sense.  The Moon trines Venus, indicating women coming together harmoniously.  Venus conjuncts Chiron, revealing the wound: that for all our progress as a human race, women are still undervalued.  A man has arrived in the White House who, despite having a trophy wife, is clearly a misogynist.

The Part of Fortune exactly conjuncts Pluto in the 10th House – the march is addressing the deepest issues relating to authority with fortitude and inner certainty.

Mars conjuncts the Ascendant from the 12th House – non-violent resistance is the aim, with Neptune, Venus and Chiron in the 12th House in Pisces also backing up the feminine leadership and power.

The Sun has just entered humanitarian Aquarius, showing strength together in sisterhood and brotherhood.  For Donald Trump, his perspective is that he is  bringing change, on his terms, more in line with his Leo Ascendant.  He also regards himself as an agent of change, with Uranus conjunct his North Node in 10th House, and Mars the Warrior on his Ascendant too.  But, for now, he has the temporal power.

Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem, an original stalwart of the feminist movement, was an honorary co-chair of the Women’s March, and the keynote speaker of the event.

She has the Warrior Archetype in her Sun conjunct Mars in Aries, and the humanitarian Activist Archetype in her North Node conjunct Venus in Aquarius.  She has her Moon in Scorpio.

She published an autobiography “My Life on the Road” in 2015, which is a very worthwhile, thought-provoking tome which ranges across all her life’s work in time and place.  At 82, she has seen life, and is a most inspiring figure!

She spoke on behalf of all:

“Thank you for understanding that sometimes we must put our bodies where our beliefs are. Sometimes pressing send is not enough. And this also unifies us with the many in this world who do not have computers or electricity or literacy, but do have the same hopes and the same dreams.”

She pointed out that while we lost figures such as Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, we still have the likes Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton fighting for human rights.

Other speakers included Michael Moore, Scarlett Johansson and America Ferrara.

Michael Moore

What a fighter against injustice he has been, and in so many ways!  Just the title of his 2001 book “Stupid White Men” was a real statement, as apt now as ever.  My husband pointed out that in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir which sang at the inauguration, there was not one  black face represented.

Moore of course has a Warrior’s chart: Sun trine Moon/Mars, with the Sun exactly trine Mars.  He was bowled over by the numbers who attended in Washington, and it was an important moment for him (Jupiter is sextile his natal Pluto).  That Donald Trump has chosen to go into denial about the numbers who attended the Women’s March in Washington compared to the numbers who attended his inauguration, despite photographic evidence, speaks volumes about his current priorities.  That he is already repealing Obamacare and taking climate change and gay rights off his agenda speaks volumes about his real attitudes and intentions towards the welfare of his people.

Michael Moore urged people to keep lobbying: “I want you to make this a part of your new daily routine: Call Congress every single day,” he said. “Brush your teeth, make the coffee, walk the dog and call Congress.”

Scarlett Johansson

Film actress Scarlett Johansson is a never-give-up double Sagittarian (Sun and Ascendant in that sign), and like Gloria Steinem has that female power of Moon in Scorpio. “Don’t let the feelings of helplessness make you complacent” she told us.  She likes to guard her private life but acknowledged that in these times “I feel that in the face of this current political climate, it is vital that we all make it our mission to get really, really personal.”

She brought home the implications of this new presidency: “President Trump, I did not vote for you. That said, I respect that you are our President-elect and I want to be able to support you,” she said. “First, I ask that you support me, support my sister, support my mother, support my best friend and all of our girlfriends, support the men and women here today that are anxiously awaiting to see how your next moves may drastically affect their lives.”

America Ferrara

Donald Trump had attacked Muslims and Mexicans in his campaign.  Actress America Ferrara was born of immigrants from Tegucicalpa, Honduras.  She is another Aries Warrior, with her Mars in Scorpio.  In her contribution, she said: “It’s been a heart-wrenching time to be a woman and an immigrant in this country ― a platform of hate and division assumed power yesterday. But the president is not America. … We are America.”

Around the World

Women’s marches took place around the world in resonance, including in London, where Yvette Cooper made a speech honouring Jo Cox who was a victim of the politics of hatred last year.  Yvette (married to that charming dancer Ed Balls, who doesn’t come across as misogynistic) has North Node conjunct Chiron in Aries, a desire to heal via a karmic mission which expresses itself partly through warriorship.

She added her voice to all those around the world prepared to stand up for women’s rights and the rights of all who are oppressed: “We’re standing up to the misogynists, the bullies and the haters who try to intimidate and silence people online, just as for years they tried to intimidate or silence women on the street…For the sake of our children and grandchildren…we are here because we will not let the clock be turned back.”

In these historic times, just to add my penny’s worth as a regression therapist:  The whole battle of the sexes is a nonsense when you see that many of us have had lives as both men and women. Some of those men who are now oppressing women, were once women themselves.  The human race, which should be working together, is fighting its own psyche.

“In truth, we don’t know which of our acts in the present will shape the future. But we have to behave as if everything we do matters. Because it might.”

~ Gloria Steinem

Ongoing Competition

My very first blog was written on 30th January 2007, so this blog is approaching its 10th birthday!  The website was set up one year before that.  Thank you to anyone who has read my blog over the years.

So to celebrate this occasion, I have been setting a competition, for which the closing date will be 30th January 2017.

All you have to do to enter is to post under comments either your favourite out of all my blogs in the last 10 years, and the reasons why, or an idea for a future blog.  I will repost the competition next week, in case you need time to think about it.

There will be three prizes:

1st prize – a full astrological analysis, including a year ahead, for yourself or someone of your choice, worth £35

Two runner up prizes of a Year Ahead, worth £17.50

We already have seven entries.


Monday (23rd) brings the best aspect of the week, in Mercury sextile Neptune.  Use it to set the spiritual tone.  Neptune and Mercury brings the mind and spirit together in a harmonious marriage.  Meditation, yoga, and music can more easily achieve this, but if you are in the office and vowing to make a difference this week in the new post-Truth world of Trump, you may receive inspiration on how to do so.

On Wednesday (25th), we have a conjunction between Venus and Chiron at 22 degrees Pisces.  This does pose some possibility of healing, but not without acknowledging the wound, whether it be injustice towards minorities or something more personal.  Venus conjunct Chiron brings a desire to heal, but also looks at the poignancy of love and the pain of loss in the past, such as possible betrayal.  This is the poignancy depicted by Adele, who has Venus conjunct Chiron natally, in her songs.  Healing may involve in some cases the miracle of reunion, but in many cases requires the art of letting go.

More letting go to come on Friday (27th) as Venus squares Saturn.  There may be a sense of realism about the present, sadness about the past, or even an emptying out of feeling, prior to the New Moon in the early hours of the next morning.  In the U.S. the New Moon arrives on Friday evening.

In the U.K. and Australia, the New Moon at 8 degrees Aquarius comes on Saturday (28th).  The U.K. time for this is 00.07 Hrs, so you may not even have retired for the night.  The New Moon in Aquarius is an upbeat herald of change (whether you subscribe to Donald Trump’s vision of change, the Women’s March vision of change, or any other change you want to see or be in the world).  It is a good time to tap into future vision and intent.  Free your spirit to dream and envision.  Programme your subconscious before you sleep, in a positive way, and expect helpful insights in the morning.

Mars also enters Aries on Saturday, ushering in new energy, which you may register physically.  Saturday is a new start, in more ways than one, and Mars may see battles to be fought if you are in Warrior mode.  If your energies are reserved for other things, you may find an injection of new purpose and strength in those directions.  It is a straightforward, take no nonsense, energy, which combined with the intuitive, forward looking Aquarian New Moon energy, can be a great asset to your weekend and beyond.

The week in bullet points:

  • Tomorrow – a sublime start
  • Wednesday – a poignant middle
  • Friday – letting go
  • Saturday – new energies