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About jackfertig

Professional Astrologer with a special interest in geo-political ("mundane") astrology. I am available for personal consultations in person in San Francisco and online everywhere.

So long, Santorum? No, not so long…

Headlines are now asking about Rick Santorum’s future.  The NYT effectively describes some serious obstacles to a senate seat or the Pennsylvania governorship, so what is up for Frothy’s future?   Born May 10, 1958 in Winchester, VA his birth time … Continue reading

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Uranus and Pluto in Bangladesh

Since the beginning of the industrial revolution a square between Pluto and Uranus has always come with workers organizing for better rights and pay.  A lot has been said about Greece and the Arab spring as the beginnings of the … Continue reading

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A Santorum Surge

I have to admit to underestimating Rick Santorum. (May 10, 1958, Winchester VA time unknown.  I’m using a solar chart for noon)  I still doubt that he’s going much of anywhere in the long run.  Aspects to his chart on … Continue reading

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Nigeria

The recent paroxysm of violence in Nigeria was “right on time” with the Sun opposing the national natal Mars.  Sadly it doesn’t look like it will let up in the next few days and the current aspects suggest much worse … Continue reading

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Candidata

Through the coming year I will be commenting on the American campaigns for the Presidency .  Let’s start with just a little info on the candidates: Barak Obama was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu Hawai`i at 7:24 p.m. … Continue reading

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Syria

It should seem obvious to everyone (except apparently himself) that Bashir Assad’s term as Syria’s President is drawing towards an end.  Alas that end cannot come soon enough.  Transiting Pluto conjunct Syria’s Sun until August 8 suggests a protracted struggle … Continue reading

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Staying in Season — the Solstice chart for the world and for America.

At every solstice and equinox, each turn of the season provides a chart for the three months ahead. This is the moment that the Sun enters a Cardinal sign, Aries at the beginning of Spring, Cancer starts the summer, Libra … Continue reading

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The Kim is dead. Long live the Kim?

North Korea has just lost their so called “Dear Leader” Kim Jong-Il.  Many of the relatively privileged middle-class of that nation may indeed mourn him, but few others will.  However his death does heighten uncertainty in an already unpredictable source … Continue reading

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9/11, 3/11, and 2011

With this 10th anniversary of course we commemorate those who died in the attacks on the WTC and the Pentagon; and we remember the heroes of flight 93 who knew their own death was inevitable,  but fought back to save … Continue reading

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Riots in England — Uranus and Pluto at work!

As most astrologers were noticing the T-square of Mars opposing Pluto, both squaring Uranus riots broke out in London, a perfect illustration of this volatile aspect.  Wherever frustration and anger have been simmering this aspect could have triggered it.  Obviously … Continue reading

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