Marjorie Orr featuring: Astrology of Today’s News

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  • Nazanain Zaghari-Ratcliffe – the agony drags on with a sliver of hope ahead

    Nazanin Zhagari-Ratcliffe, the Iranian-British prisoner in Teheran, on trumped up charges of spying, has been moved to a psychiatric hospital after going on hunger strike. Initially it was thought this might be positive but she appears to be held by the Revolutionary Guard and is out of touch with her lawyer which is not good news. Her husband believes her release is dependent on the interest on a £450 million debt the UK has owed to Iran since the 1970s for a cancelled arms deal. The UK Ministry of Defence is reportedly unwilling to release settlement funds because it believes the Iranian Government would use the money to extend Iran’s military activities in Yemen, Syria and Lebanon. Boris Johnson when …Keep reading »
  • Emanuela Orlandi – a Vatican mystery

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      Emanuela Orlandi was a young Vatican State resident who disappeared in 1983 aged 15. She left behind not just a bereft family but also a string of fantastical theories ranging from kidnapping by the group supporting the Turkish would-be assassin of Pope John Paul to her murder after a sex orgy involving Vatican police and foreign officials. Recently there has been an attempt to exhume some Vatican tombs in the thought she might have been buried there but to date nothing has been identified as her. Born 14 January 1968, she was a Sun Capricorn trine Uranus Pluto sextile Neptune and thus not without ambition; she also had an adventurous, risk-taking Mars in Pisces opposition Jupiter square a social-butterfly …Keep reading »
  • Ursula von der Leyen – a rough ride ahead

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        Ursula von der Leyen has been confirmed by a slim vote to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the EU Commission, though it has left a sour taste – at home in Germany amongst her critics and in Brussels at yet another Franco-German stitch-up. Her term starts 1 November this year which gives a divisive Sun opposition Uranus on the Midheaven, hinting at a radical change of direction. But there’ll be a stream of setbacks, mishaps and missteps with an argumentative Mars in the 3rd square Saturn Pluto in Capricorn. Plus an over-hopeful, head-in-the-clouds Jupiter square an 8th house Neptune which might point to financial mismanagement. Born 8 October 1958 (see previous post July 3 2019) she’s a …Keep reading »
  • Scotland – alarming rise in drug deaths

        Scotland has overtaken the USA as the drug death capital of the developed world. Fatalities rose in 2018 after a 27 per cent increase to almost 1,200, three times the UK average, and 50 times higher than Portugal, which decriminalised drugs in 2001. The biggest increase was in users aged 35 to 54 with the sharpest increase in the intake of benzodiazepines known as “street valium”. Amazon evidently sell pill presses which can churn out thousands of pills an hour. Unemployment in Scotland at 3.3% is close to the lowest on record and 0.5 lower than the UK. Scotland has never been the healthiest of places especially in Glasgow, part of which is the effect of economic deprivation, …Keep reading »
  • Trump – racism panders to the base

    That Trump is racist is hardly new news given his track record from way back being sued by the Federal Government for discrimination against persons of colour in rental properties with his father; and more recently his Charlottesville reactions and pandering to white supremacists. The silence from the Republican Party has been deafening and shaming over this recent spat telling congresswomen of colour they should go ‘home’. It’s reckoned because the GOP share similar views and they also think they are a vote catcher. It’s a pact with the devil which will start to unravel in 2020/21. Trump’s relationship chart with GOP February 1854 has tr Neptune squaring and dissolving the ties-that-bind Pluto from late April into 2021; followed by …Keep reading »
  • Alan Turing – a belated 80 years late tribute

      Computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing will feature on the new design of the Bank of England’s £50 note. He was the technical genius behind Britain’s successful efforts to break German codes in World War II and was a mathematician, logician, computer scientist. His “Computable Numbers,” 1937, is considered one of the outstanding scientific papers of the 20th century, a blueprint for what would become the electronic digital computer and his “Universal Turing Machine” was an ancestor for the entire information age. He got a posthumous apology from PM Gordon Brown for his treatment as a homosexual. There is now a suggestion that his supposed suicide in 1954 might have just been a chemical accident. Born 23 June 1912 …Keep reading »
  • Leonard Cohen & Marianne – his absent muse

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      The great love affair between Leonard Cohen and Norwegian Marianne Ihlen, which marked both their lives, though they weren’t physically together for long or faithful to one another, has been immortalised in a new cinema-release documentary Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, directed by English film-maker Nick Broomfield. She was the inspiration behind many of his songs – So Long, Marianne; Hey; That’s No Way to Say Goodbye; Bird on the Wire – his muse and lifetime love, yet their relationship was chaotic and painful and ultimately short-lived. They met in the early 1960s when Cohen was writing poetry on the Greek island of Hydra which was home to an émigré community of bohemians, artists and lotus eaters, with everyone …Keep reading »
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