Anatomy of a Pluto Station: Las Vegas Shooting and Other Notable Events

By Edith Hathaway © 2017

Of course this wasn’t just any Pluto Station. When Pluto went Stationary Direct (from the earth’s vantage point) on Sept. 28, 2017 it was extraordinary in being almost exactly opposite the USA Sun, and the first time ever in U.S. history and in Pluto’s 248-year orbit around the Sun that such a phenomenon has occurred. I’ve been writing about this astronomical/astrological event since spring 2017, but let us review some of the main components.  Below is the USA chart with the Pluto Stations that occurred in 2017, the one on Sept. 28, 2017 (22:45 Sagittarius)  being the closest of the Pluto stations opposite the USA Sun (22:38 Sagittarius), and also the last one in its 15 ½ year cycle in Sagittarius coming this close to exact.  Pluto transits through sidereal Sagittarius from Feb. 8, 2005 to Dec. 30, 2020, with four months in Capricorn from Feb. 25 to June 30, 2020.

A brief review on how to read the North and South Indian charts.

The Sun in the chart of a nation is not only the leader or president, but also the heart and soul of a nation; thus – its people and what they represent and experience.  While we look at the Las Vegas Shooting Oct. 1, 2017 and other notable events in close proximity time-wise, we can learn from recognizing the following astrological factors, in brief:

1) Pluto: The myth of Pluto shows him to be a renegade.  He abducts Demeter’s daughter Persephone and takes her to his Underworld kingdom, a place of great wealth and splendor, as it contains mineral wealth. But since Pluto obeys no societal rules in having his way, he is associated with criminal elements such as the Mafia, and with a lust for power, whether by sexual conquest or financial gains.  Pluto is also closely associated with radical transformations that tend to occur through elimination and renewal, as if a total breakdown must occur before a rebuilding process can occur. In psychology, this is related to deep probing and analysis that can create a new behavior pattern after destroying the old one.

2) Pluto in Sagittarius: Since this is a zodiacal sign of international trade, travel, communications and the media, publishing and higher education, we expect to see some radical changes in these areas during Pluto’s transit through the sign. Remember too that Sagittarius, for all it represents justice, ethics, and the rule of law (its ruler being Jupiter), it is a warrior sign, and the one zodiacal sign associated with a weapon: the archer, with bow and arrow. Thus Sagittarius is closely related to military actions and military weapons, as well as sports, with justice and humanitarian concerns often cited to justify militant or aggressive actions.  Radical and politicized developments in all these areas are too numerous to mention here, but suffice to say that Pluto’s transit through sidereal Sagittarius has brought increased militarization along with international tensions about who should have nuclear weapons, and whether by surrendering them (as did Iraq and Libya), a country is worse off.  North Korea and Iran have reason to ask this question.

Pluto’s influence on the world of communications and publishing has led to an even more crazed news cycle than we have had perhaps since CNN started the first-ever 24-hour cable news on June 1, 1980.  Though the Google search engine was founded in 1998, the burgeoning of social media radically expanded the speed, volume, distribution, and potential for commentary on news and news cycles.  But instead of promoting better judgment and understanding amidst greater choice, it has often seemed to promote the opposite.

Facebook was founded on Feb. 4, 2004, Youtube on Feb. 14, 2005 and Twitter on March 21, 2006.  Note that Youtube was established 6 days after tr. Pluto entered sidereal Sagittarius on Feb. 8, 2005.  Currently there are 1.3 billion users watching almost 5 billion videos on Youtube per day, with 300 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute.  This has been said to increase democratic trends, and yet all the Internet media giants have been removing some basic democratic components from the Internet, taking control wherever they can, in spite of public statements to the contrary. This confirms yet more Plutonian components in the sphere of media and publishing.  By far the most dominant search engine is Google, which now owns Youtube.  Both of them have been accused of fixing algorithms for Internet searches, removing or minimizing material they do not favor from a liberal leftist viewpoint, and also removing videos or video channels that purportedly do not follow “community guidelines.” Sometimes this can simply mean the removal of material or channels that do not follow the official narrative that MSM dictates.

3)  Pluto opposite the USA Sun:  The USA Ascendant is at 8:59 Sagittarius. (see Kelleher chart above)  Tr. Pluto’s presence in the USA Ascendant indicates renegade, criminal elements rising to a new level within the American population, or at the very least – being exposed.  Pluto prefers to remain hidden, with his operations covert. But while in the Ascendant of the USA chart and so closely opposite the USA Sun (the leader, and the heart and soul of the country), Plutonian forces may not be able to hide their identity any longer, as the Ascendant is a far more visible location.  Since Sagittarius is an international sign, tr. Pluto here may look like or pretend to look like foreign elements. But in fact this is most likely to be home-grown in the USA, and this is an important factor to recognize during this portion of the Pluto transit.

So in this very tight opposition of Pluto to the USA Sun in 2017, we see a confrontation to the presidency of a monumental order, and one that is all the more influential because it combines high finance, military power and the power of BIG MEDIA.  On Oct. 20, 2017, within three weeks of the exact Pluto Station and 6 days before tr. Saturn’s final exit from Scorpio, billionaire Democratic Party fundraiser Tom Steyer launched a major media campaign to push for the impeachment of President Trump, spending over $10 million at the outset. High finance and military power may also hide their key intentions and actions; and when there are big events for which no known motive can be found, plus widely diverging versions of the same story, we have all the makings of a cover-up, especially when very close to tr. Pluto Stationary Direct opposite the USA Sun.

4) The Gemini-Sagittarius axis of communications and publishing: Coinciding with tr. Pluto on this axis and closely opposite the USA Sun, a recent Harvard study shows that 93% of new coverage about President Trump is negative.  This is an extraordinarily high percentage of print and air time spent attacking Trump. And we know that most of the U.S. BIG MEDIA is liberal leftist. But even Democrat President Jimmy Carter, 1977-1981, commented recently: “I think the media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about. I think they feel free to claim that Trump is mentally deranged and everything else without hesitation.” (Zero Hedge, Oct. 22, 2017)

Gemini-Sagittarius is a dual sign axis, conferring both adaptability and flexibility, but also changeability. With concentrated powers in the media, and with tr. Pluto on the communications axis, BIG MEDIA’s emphasis is more on corporate profits rather than serving the public interest through investigative journalism – a trend developing since Feb. 1961 and accelerating since 1981, as per the larger Jupiter-Saturn cycle discussed in earlier articles.  BIG MEDIA exudes an air of authority while increasingly focusing on news that supports the interest of those controlling the message, which in the U.S. are known to be predominantly liberal leftist. So an event may well receive massive media coverage, but also coverage which is heavily biased, thus creating confusing and competing reactions, especially if the official narrative is challenged by citizens or independent journalists.  It is at that point the challengers are called “conspiracy theorists” to diminish and discredit their impact.  This pattern began soon after the JFK assassination in Nov. 1963, when the CIA instructed BIG MEDIA to dismiss and discredit those questioning the official story of the lone assassin as “conspiracy theorists.” Despite a lot of conflicting evidence, the official story dominated the headlines.  Much evidence was hidden or squashed, including from the autopsy and from many witnesses, an abnormal number of whom died or were killed soon after the assassination or within the next three years.  (See Richard Charnin website.)

5) Tr. Saturn exits Scorpio Oct. 26, 2017:  The importance of Saturn’s zodiacal shift coinciding with the Pluto opposite USA Sun should be understood.  Saturn is also Shanischara (slow-moving one), and often makes its biggest and most definitive impact as it transits through the tail end of a sign. Not only this, but in Vedic astrology, the last 3°20’ of a water sign are gandanta. (The sign ends as does the nakshatra, so there is no continuity into the next sign.) So too are the first 3°20’ of a fire sign, but Scorpio gandanta is by far the most treacherous zodiacal area, and whatever it brings is not how it first appears. This current Saturn transit is even more exaggerated for Trump, given his birth chart, and the emphasis on planets in late Scorpio and Taurus in angular houses (Houses 4 and 10) from Leo Ascendant. Thus, tr. Saturn in late Scorpio closely aspects all these major chart components for Trump.

While tr. Saturn entered Sagittarius Oct. 26, 2017, it remains within 1° of 30° Scorpio through Nov. 7; within 2° up to Nov. 16; and within 3° up to Nov. 25, 2017.  So October and November 2017 may well be viewed as one of the toughest rites of passage of any U.S. President.  The fact that tr. Saturn is gradually separating from its pressure on so many planets in Trump’s chart (Rahu and Sun at 27:39 and 29:49 Taurus, Ketu and Moon at 27:39 and 28:05 Scorpio) should indicate some easing up of the intense pressure on him, and perhaps too some personal vindication, some revelations which show his political opponents in a bad light.  These are starting to come, as of October 2017, though not without a long and exhausting fight.

Major secrets of national interest

Thus, we have several key astrological signals that major secrets of national interest are coming to light, right in the midst of a greater-than-ever blitz of attacks on the U.S. president and on the people. With the Las Vegas shooting Oct. 1st, heavy and sustained gunfire was trained on an outdoor concert venue where 22,000 concert-goers were gathered.  What has been a closely guarded secret for years or even decades, notably in the financial or sexual realm (Scorpio), has a serious chance of being revealed, often by unusual or unexpected means (Saturn – steadily pushing for the Truth to be known).

In summer/fall 2017, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) tried to prevent the National Archives from releasing 3100 previously undisclosed JFK assassination files. But on Oct. 20th Trump authorized them to be released by Oct. 26, 2017. The JFK Act of 1992 stated that all 30,000 JFK Assassination files were to be released in exactly 25 years, on Oct. 26, 2017. The fact that most of them have still not been released shows the power of the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies in managing both the President and the media.  They keep finding ways to delay the release of most of the documents. Though the president’s authorization was touted as being pivotal, he was subject to pressure from intelligence agencies, and on Oct. 26th they insisted that many of the files be held back for another six months.  The fact that the intelligence agencies want to withhold further files should be a red flag regarding a cover-up, and we do now know a few more facts previously unconfirmed: Namely, the latest files reveal evidence of a second shooter, massive infiltration by the CIA in mainstream media (MSM), a tipoff phone call received in the UK 25 minutes prior to the assassination, and Soviet intelligence indicating the assassination was a coup involving then-Vice President Lyndon Johnson, whom JFK planned to drop as V.P. in the 1964 election.  These were just a few of the revelations, others also pointing to Lyndon Johnson and the CIA as perpetrators.

Regarding long-held sexual secrets, stories surfaced about film producer Harvey Weinstein on Oct. 5, 2017 in The New York Times, and on Oct. 10, 2017 in The New Yorker.  There were accusations of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape, initially from several well known actresses. This accelerated within two weeks to include more than 60 women.  Within days of the first reports, one of the most powerful men in the movie industry was brought down, fired from his own company, banned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, left by his wife, and stripped of many honors and privileges he had gained within the industry over the decades. He had also been a major Democratic Party benefactor.  Women and some men felt increasingly emboldened to speak out on an endemic situation across the film industry as well as many other industries and within many other contexts in our culture, including educational institutions. The Weinstein case instigated many other protests against famous men accused of sexual assault and rape, including Roman Polanski on Oct. 30, 2017, at the opening of a month-long retrospective of his life’s work at the Cinématèque Française in Paris.

The Las Vegas shooting

The Las Vegas shooting on Oct. 1, 2017 occurred so close to the Pluto SD opposite the USA Sun on Sept. 28, 2017 (coinciding with tr. Saturn in late Scorpio) that we will examine how we might know in advance it would have several predominant characteristics:

  • Subterfuge: events occurring that would not be clear how and why they happened.
  • Rogue actions: people and/or groups acting out of synch with the rest of civilized society.
  • Violence: events of a violent or subversive nature, resulting in physical death and/or capture of individuals who may or may not be guilty of a crime.
  • Conflicting news stories: one official narrative trying to dominate all others, in fact dismissing other versions told by witnesses and victims.

All of the above are evocative of Pluto, god of the Underworld, activated in Sagittarius. As described earlier, Pluto paid no attention to societal rules when he kidnapped Persephone, the beautiful daughter of Demeter and took her with him to the Underworld, a place also associated with riches (mineral wealth) and dark secrets, often financial or sexual. Given the combination of the Pluto Station with tr. Saturn’s last days in sidereal Scorpio (to Oct. 26, 2017), we could expect some major revelations of financial and/or sexual secrets, given that Saturn is the planet of Truth and Scorpio is the sign of secrets, often financial or sexual, thus potentially political in some way.

With the Las Vegas shooting on Oct. 1, 2017, we know there were 22,000 people attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival that night.  After the shooting was over, it was reported that 58 people were killed, 59 including the gunman, and 546 injured, many of them trampled trying to escape an outdoor venue for which all exits but one were inexplicably cordoned off with chain-link fences, making it all the more difficult to escape the ongoing gunfire.  The alleged gunman, Stephen Paddock, age 64, booked a suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, which also owned the concert venue.  Paddock was a Platinum Club member who checked into the hotel on Sept. 25, 2017, though for some days the FBI and local law enforcement said he had checked in on Sept. 28th.  But citizen journalists (notably Laura Loomer) brought this error to their attention. She also found that immediately after the shooting, the Mandalay Bay Hotel wiped clean Paddock’s reservation records at the hotel.

Vastly conflicting versions of the Las Vegas shooting reflect the Pluto Station on the communications axis.  This has had negative effects, some of them quite unexpected.  For instance, some people have become so angry and obsessed at how much they think they are being fooled, misled and manipulated by public authorities, they have verbally attacked and threatened those known to be victims or potential victims of the shooting. Calling them actors and shameless tools of a rogue state operation, it seems that at least one of the desired results is to frighten witnesses from coming forward at all.  So who are these angry people?

Among some other disturbing details involving high finance, S.E.C. filings show that the hotel management made some big financial moves in the preceding months – moves that would appear to indicate foreknowledge of an upcoming event involving the hotel.  Mandalay Bay Hotel is owned by MGM Resorts International, and since Dec. 2008 James Murren is Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International.  Between July 31 and Sept. 12, 2017 Murren sold 80% of his stock in the company, the bulk of it between Sept. 5 and Sept. 12, 2017. Similarly, in August 2017 billionaire investor George Soros bought $42 million in puts for MGM Resorts International (puts = betting on losses for the company).  And indeed, from its high on Sept. 7, 2017, MGM Resorts International stock lost 10% of its value by Oct. 30, 2017. It was also reported that Murren was a big contributor to Antifa (a leftist group that justifies violence in countering members of the Alt-right). On Sept. 30, 2017 Murren circulated an internal memo to staff members urging them to donate to this and other organizations known to be anti-Trump or pro-Islam. It was a “Matching Gift Program” in which Murren offered to match their contributions.  George Soros is also closely associated with Antifa, and has hired protestors and provocateurs to attend many public events, such as the “Unite the Right” event Aug. 11-12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.  ISIS took credit for the Las Vegas shooting, but the FBI eliminated this possibility, even though a claim by ISIS is not usually made unless it is true.

The Las Vegas shooting is arresting in the sheer number of shifting details and time-lines, as well as the many details that have only come out thanks to people who witnessed the event, plus the independent media, notably the new citizen journalists, who were on the ground interviewing many witnesses and employees and doing some original investigative work.  They were asking the tough questions the MSM journalists were not asking but wanted to ask. Independent media were then barred, as of Oct. 13, 2017, from attending the Las Vegas Law enforcement press conferences, and suddenly no questions were allowed by any journalists. Law enforcement and hotel owners appeared to be trying to suppress the testimony of multiple witnesses and bury it under an “official narrative.” This quickly came to light when voluminous cell phone video footage and video testimony from witnesses to the event indicated multiple shooters.  These appeared on the Internet and just as often were removed, including one notable citizen journalist’s Youtube video on the Las Vegas shooting that had been viewed over 2.5 million times, well more than most mainstream news videos combined.  The journalist (Jake Morphonios) and his material were quickly discredited by MSM, even in the absence of a full rationale why it should be dismissed. Because of his popularity, there was a major crackdown on his Youtube channel followed by personal attacks on both him and his family.

In many cases the FBI took cell phones of witnesses, including concert staff and wiped them clean of Oct. 1 video footage and/or texts.  There are some 3100 high-tech surveillance cameras at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, from where the alleged lone shooter (Stephen Paddock) was said to do all the shooting.  But so far no important video footage has been released publicly. Questions abound as to how the gunman got at least 10 suitcases up to his suite in such a heavily surveilled hotel. Also, the Mandalay Bay Security guard (Jésus Campos) was shot by the gunman at 9:59 pm, six minutes before the shooting spree began. (It ended at 10:15 pm.) Campos said he was shot in the leg and radioed down what had happened, but mysteriously, it took law enforcement until 11:20 pm to get into Paddock’s 32nd floor suite.  They found the shooter dead, we’re told, surrounded by enough weapons to commit a much larger massacre, plus explosives in his car and many more munitions at his various houses. The shifting narrative on Jésus Campos is a story in itself, as some journalists reported he even lacked the proper security credentials to be registered as a security guard at the hotel.  Also, the hotel owners later disputed both the time-line of the police reports and the fact that Campos had a recording device with him at the time of the shooting. And due to the start of civil negligence lawsuits, in mid-October the hotel was ordered not to destroy any evidence of the crime.

The chief discrepancy in the news reports concerns whether there were multiple shooters in a highly coordinated attack (Las Vegas sheriff Joseph Lombardo’s first opinion, before the FBI seemed to put a gag order on his first opinions and instincts).  Also, perhaps even more important: the overwhelming testimony of most witnesses was of multiple shooters, usually described as running from them, some of them on ground level and some even at other hotels.  This was supported by acoustical evidence both from witnesses and acoustical experts.  Even so, the FBI and local law enforcement have continued to stand by their official story of a lone gunman, and this was echoed by the mainstream media. Paddock’s motives for the shooting are as yet unknown.

Parallels to the JFK assassination

In an arresting symmetry to the JFK assassination, which was often cited by witnesses in relation to the Las Vegas shooting, there was an “official story,” with its narrative that one lone shooter (Lee Harvey Oswald) did the deed, and was killed soon after the event. Previously he had told journalists he had been set up and was a “patsy.”  So too in the weeks following the Las Vegas shooting, where 58 people were killed and over 500 injured, the alleged lone shooter (Stephen Paddock) on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel was killed, and testimony about other shooters has been suppressed or labeled as the ravings of “conspiracy theorists.” Remember too that it was the CIA who invented this term in 1963 to discredit and dismiss those who questioned the official story of the lone shooter of JFK, despite massive conflicting evidence, and the unfortunate choice of Allen Dulles to head the Warren Commission.  The former CIA Director, Dulles had been fired by President Kennedy in Nov. 1961 after the Bay of Pigs fiasco.  Kennedy had famously said he would like to “splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it into the winds.” However, he did not do so, nor did he recommend Congressional oversight – unfortunately, as this factor alone encourages further covert projects which remain unaccountable and unknown to the Congress or the public.

Though the CIA tried to prevent the National Archives from releasing 3100 previously undisclosed JFK assassination files in fall 2017, Pres. Trump ordered them to be made public on Oct. 26, 2017, the date required by the JFK Act of 1992.  This was also the same exact day as Saturn’s final exit from Scorpio after 2 ½ years in the sign.  However, on Oct. 26th, at the last minute the CIA and FBI requested more time to redact portions of the documents. Thus, only 2800 of these documents were released on that day, and another 3000 documents are due to be released in 180 days, on April 26, 2018. The reasons for the files to be heavily redacted are as yet unknown. This happened with the JFK assassination files released in summer 2017, and the more the redactions, the more some cover-up is implicated.  Even so, reasons of “national security” and the usual language of officialdom are sure to be cited.

Russiagate

In previous articles I have discussed the increasing number of verbal attacks and threats on President Trump, and the concerted efforts of his opponents – some out in the open, some more hidden – to bring down his presidency as soon as possible.  This is consistent with the maximum opposition of tr. Pluto to the USA Sun.  And this particular Pluto Station in fall 2017 was bound to set in motion some extraordinary events affecting both the president as well as a wider spectrum of Americans.

In the weeks and days surrounding the Pluto Station Sept. 28th we would expect to see the volume of attacks on Trump accelerate. And we have, including on Sept. 30th, with student members of a socialist group at Iowa State University tweeting their endorsement of shooting President Trump.  The university in turn defended the students’ right to free speech.

It is no secret that the CIA and the FBI have been working against the President, and were heavily in favor of a Clinton presidency. The Dept. of Justice still has  many Obama appointees.  Former CIA Director Mike Morrell made his public endorsement of Clinton in Aug. 2016. Perhaps this also explains why the FBI would accept the allegations of the infamous “Russia dossier” – which came from a group called Fusion GPS – and claimed to have serious accusations against Donald Trump regarding his Russia connections and using them to win the presidency in 2016.  To date, none of these accusations have proved correct, and meanwhile Washington is awash in Russian money and influence peddling.

As mentioned previously, on Oct. 20, 2017 Democratic Party fundraiser and hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer launched a major media campaign to push for the impeachment of President Trump.  A chorus of support from Democrats included former Treasury Secretary Robert Reich.  Even some Republican members of Congress joined the anti-Trump crowd.  But many of Steyer’s accusations are presented without evidence, including the ongoing charge regarding Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia to win the 2016 election. This is especially ironic during a week in which we have this new information:

1) Solid evidence from FBI reports confirms collusion from 2010 onward between then-President Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to sell 20% of U.S. uranium reserves to Russia, payment for which benefited the Clinton Foundation by $145 million, plus $500,000 for Bill Clinton’s speeches in Russia. (Enriched uranium is a key component of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy.) Since 2005, Uranium One’s CEO Frank Giustra has been one of the largest single donors to the Clinton Foundation and a member of its board.  But the liberal leftist mainstream media refers to this as “Clinton’s supposed involvement in the ‘Uranium One’ deal.” (The Guardian, Oct. 31, 2017)

2) The controversial “Russian dossier” on Donald Trump was supposed to prove that Trump colluded with the Russians to win the election. Its funding source has remained unknown until late Oct. 2017, when we learned that it was funded by Hillary Clinton and the Clinton campaign in collusion with the DNC (Democratic National Committee), and compiled by the Kremlin to collect dirt on U.S. politicians. In Jan. 2017, FBI Director James Comey took the “Russian dossier” to Pres. Obama and suggested they investigate it.  This investigation was conducted throughout the 2016 Presidential campaign and has continued through 2017 up to the present.  Obama was receiving intelligence briefings from the Kremlin that were in fact funded by the Clinton campaign. This probably played a part in his massive (and largely illegal) surveillance of Donald Trump and his team both before and after the election. Meanwhile, non-stop mainstream media hysteria has insisted there is a Trump-Russia collusion. This now circles back as of late Oct. 2017 to the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC being the only ones to pay Kremlin operatives for political dirt on an opponent.  In so doing, they broke Federal Election law by not disclosing where some $13 million in payments were directed. Here is Fox News, Special Report (with Bret Baier), Oct. 24, 2017:

Ari Fleisher: “We learn now that that the source, the funding for [the Russia dossier], the impetus behind it was Hillary Clinton’s campaign [which] in effect bamboozled America’s intelligence agencies, and the information flowed and rose to the very top levels.  This is very troubling that the FBI didn’t know the origin of this dossier.  Why didn’t [then-FBI director] James Comey know this? And if he did, why didn’t he discount this?” … Bret Baier: “Meanwhile, the creators of the dossier, Fusion GPS, have been trying to prevent investigators from looking into how it was funded. [They refused to testify before the House Intelligence committee in early Oct. 2017, citing constitutional privileges and client confidentiality. Finally it was revealed when their bank records were demanded in court.] They’ve been in D.C. Circuit Court.”

Russiagate has clearly been a major strategy of the Democrats to bring down the Trump presidency, and it may be unraveling within weeks of the Pluto SD opposite the USA Sun Sept. 28, 2017, combined here with the final days of transiting Saturn in Scorpio.  (Saturn has been in sidereal Scorpio from Nov. 2, 2014 to Oct. 26, 2017.)  Even the power lobbyist firm, The Podesta Group (founded by brothers John and Tony Podesta in 1988) is inadvertently coming under the spotlight of FBI Director Robert Mueller’s investigation. This arose in the midst of reviewing the finances of Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates, who were indicted on Oct. 30, 2017 on 12 charges, all of which involved activities prior to summer 2016 when Manafort served for some 2 ½ months as Trump’s campaign manager.

John Podesta was Hillary Clinton’s Election 2016 campaign manager and a long-time Clinton insider since 1992 and earlier.  His brother Tony Podesta resigned from the company as of Oct. 30, 2017 in order to fight the charges being brought by the Mueller investigation. Some of the same charges against Manafort may apply, including money laundering, being an unregistered foreign agent and failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts.  In such a way do the affairs of both the Clinton and Trump campaigns become intertwined, and the snake-like qualities of Saturn in late Scorpio spotlight the intrigue of those who had not planned on being identified as subjects of a criminal investigation, let alone as a chief funding source for attacks on the U.S. President via the “Russian dossier.”  This too is part of all we can observe and document on this Pluto Station opposite the USA Sun: our anatomy of a Pluto Station.

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SELECTED REFERENCES

Book:

Douglas Valentine, The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World, 2017.  (A cross-section of the author’s extensive investigations into CIA engagement in terrorism, drugs, and propaganda.)

Links from the author:

Links from other sources:

 

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[This article also appears in the Nov. 2017 issue of AstroLogic magazine, an on-line magazine.]

 

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