ACCIDENTAL JOURNALIST & FRIENDS : The Rise of Citizen Journalists

by Edith Hathaway © 2017

George Webb calls himself the “Accidental Journalist,” while his admirers call him “an extraordinary and intrepid investigator” and his detractors call him (predictably) a “conspiracy theorist.” Others like him have become “citizen journalists” in recent years, joining the burgeoning ranks of on-line Independent news media. Generally they do not feel served by the mainstream media, especially during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election and dating back to 9-11 or earlier. Many citizen journalists did not plan to be journalists, but moved into it out of utter frustration with the level of information being presented on mainstream news (MSM).  Continue reading

Deep State vs. Head of State : Tr. Pluto opposes the USA Sun (3° orb)

by Edith Hathaway © 2017

“Apparently, ‘conspiracy stuff’ is now shorthand for unspeakable truth.”

Gore Vidal, Oct. 2002

Transiting Pluto opposite anyone’s natal Sun is an arresting phenomenon, confronting the person’s very identity and legitimacy on deep levels. There are no political or geographical boundaries to Pluto’s realm, just as with Plutonian elements such as radioactivity. Expand the implications to cover the first-ever Pluto opposition to the USA Sun. Pluto’s orbit is 248.4 years, and the Sun in the chart of a nation-state is the President, or Head of State; also the presidency.  Continue reading

POST ELECTION COMMENTARY: Nov. 28, 2016

ELECTION SURPRISE

When most astrologers predicted Hillary Clinton as winner in 2016, using both East & Western techniques and classical rules, it did not turn out as planned.  Astrology did not work the way it normally works – at least I can say that for sure using Vedic astrology.  I think all along was the revolutionary component that had to be considered and that would shatter all the usual rules we follow, including astrological rules – such as that Trump would lose in the last sub-period of his 18-year Rahu Dasha, which is normally the case.  Continue reading

Election 2016 Update : Oct. 28, 2016

  • By Edith Hathaway © 2016

 2016 PRESIDENTIAL PREDICTIONS & TECHNIQUES

In Dec. 2015 I predicted that the Democrats would keep the White House in 2016 and that the likely Republican nominee was Donald Trump, out of a field of 17 GOP nominees.  (Click here for the article.)  I also noted that due to the timing to Trump’s birth chart, especially being at the tail end of his 18-year Rahu Dasha (a Vedic planetary period), and losing the protection of transiting Jupiter in sidereal Leo from Aug. 12, 2016, his chances of reaching the presidency would diminish noticeably from that time onward. Continue reading

ELECTION 2016 UPDATE : Sept. 28, 2016

By Edith Hathaway © 2016

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PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE – Round 1 of 3

The first 2016 Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump surpassed all previous records for U.S. Presidential debates. It was viewed by some 80.9 million people, plus another four million or more via live streaming and other media venues. This superseded the previous record Oct. 28, 1980 – at 80.6 million – for the one televised debate between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. For the 2016 debate, most television audiences watched Continue reading

ELECTION 2016 UPDATE: Aug. 28, 2016

By Edith Hathaway ©2016

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TRUMP STILL AT THE EPICENTER

Donald Trump is still at the epicenter of the 2016 U.S. Election. Though he is currently ca. 6 % points behind Clinton in national polls, no other presidential candidate can match him for sheer entertainment value. He knows how to keep the spotlight focused on him, whether positive or negative.  We will shortly cover his progression from glorious media darling to the candidate many media organizations now want to bury. But when he announced his presidential candidacy on June 16, 2015, complete with all the fanfare at Trump Plaza in New York, and only one day after the expected GOP front-runner Jeb Bush announced his candidacy, pundit Ian Bremmer headlined it this way: “How Donald Trump Stole Jeb Bush’s Moment.” This was both correct and prescient. Continue reading

ELECTION 2016 UPDATE: JULY 28, 2016

By Edith Hathaway © 2016

THE POLITICS OF VITRIOL

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Political rhetoric has reached new boiling points during the 2016 Election season. Intense hatred for Hillary Clinton on the Republican side is matched by intense fear of a Donald Trump presidency on the Democratic side. The difference is that pro-Trump supporters may now be surpassing pro-Clinton supporters in their fervor. Continue reading

Election Update: June 27, 2016

 by Edith Hathaway © 2016

TOP STORY MISSING FROM THE HEADLINES

Nationwide election fraud in the 2016 U.S. Election season to date may exceed anything yet known in American history. Yet this top story in 2016 is conspicuously absent from corporate news headlines, even if numerous voting “irregularities” were reported in many states. The fraud is believed to have occurred throughout the Democratic primaries, where – in state after state – the alleged vote rigging systematically shifted votes to Hillary Clinton from Bernie Sanders, who should have been the real winner in the primaries.        Continue reading

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HISTORY & THE PLANETS SHED LIGHT

by Edith Hathaway © 2016

JU-SA SQUARES IN U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YEARS

The exact Jupiter-Saturn square coincides with a U.S. Presidential Election year every 20 years, and we can make certain observations about what this configuration means for Election 2016 and for previous U.S. Presidential Elections.  For most of 2016, Jupiter and Saturn are transiting in a mutual square relationship, in this case the last quarter square prior to the JU-SA conjunction in Dec. 2020.  In 2016 there are two exact squares, March 23 and May 26, 2016.   This theme was first introduced in my article “Trump it Up” (Dec. 21, 2015):  http://edithhathaway.com/trump-it-up/#more-625.            Continue reading

Election 2016 Update: Feb. 26, 2016

by Edith Hathaway © 2016

THE PUBLIC vs. ESTABLISHMENT POLITICS

As we look at the U.S. Presidential primary races and caucuses in late Feb. 2016, we see how themes from 2015 keep reiterating themselves: The voting public is guided in one direction by corporate media (to support establishment politics, keep the corporate-oligarchy dominant, and give the illusion of consensus). But the current planetary configurations indicate that the larger public is becoming more dissatisfied with the status quo, especially regarding financial inequality, and therefore more anti-establishment. They want a candidate who will fight for them and not for establishment politics, which has only widened the already historic inequality gap. This in turn challenges Big Media, which is invested in keeping the status quo and has moved towards the Right since becoming more and more consolidated, from 1983.  Continue reading

ELECTION 2016 UPDATE: Jan. 28, 2016

by Edith Hathaway © 2016

Big Planetary Indicators in January 2016

There are FOUR MAJOR PLANETARY SIGNATURES just three weeks prior to the Iowa caucuses on Feb 1, 2016. This event, in turn, launches the four-month long primary season to decide the presidential nominees for the two major U.S. political parties. These planetary markers indicate what is to come shortly in the more critical portion of the early presidential campaign period. In fact they are already showing their influence as of early January 2016.  Continue reading

TRUMP IT UP

 The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Campaign

by Edith Hathaway © 2015

News as Entertainment

The mainstream media plays a larger than ever role in the unfolding of the 2016 American presidential campaign, accurately reflecting the infotainment world that corporate media now produces, more so since the early 1980s, when greater and greater consolidation of media ownership occurred across the world, and for example, the United States went from 50 major media companies owning 90% of all U.S. media outlets in 1983, to six major media companies owning 90% of all U.S. media in 2015. Seeking profitability above all, big media made deep budget cuts for investigative journalism and fact-checking, with more focus on speed and flash. Continue reading

Corporate Conglomerates vs. Nation States: Which Nations will Survive and Thrive?

Copyright © 2010 by Edith Hathaway

 “There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM and ITT and AT & T and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today. The world is a business … and there is not a single law on the books to stop them !” [1] 

Paddy Chayefsky,  1974                                                                               

INTRODUCTION: Nearly 50 years ago, the world emerged out of an era of excessive nationalism and religious zeal into one of increasing dominance of corporate conglomerates over nation-states, even if the old themes still linger and provide convenient reasons for justifying wars and conflicts. Continue reading

Graha Yuddha: Testing the Parameters of Astrology and Astronomy

By Edith Hathaway

Copyright © 2003, Revised & expanded 2010.

Edith Hathaway is an international consultant (from 1980), author, teacher, and lecturer of Vedic astrology.  Certified as Level IV Consulting Astrologer by the National Council of Geocosmic Research (1989), Master Astro*Carto*Grapher by Jim Lewis (1988), and Jyotish Kovid by the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences (1996), she is Senior faculty (from 1992) and Board member (1995-2010) of the American Council (& American College) of Vedic Astrology.  Edith will lecture at the World Conference on Mundane Astrology, Oct. 1-4, 2010 in Vishakhapatnam, India. She will be featured speaker at the Washington State Astrological Association May 12 and 14, 2011 in Seattle, WA and a lecturer at the United Astrology Conference in May 2012 in New Orleans, LA.  Her book In Search of Destiny: Biography, History, & Culture Told Through Vedic Astrology is due in 2011.  See her website: www.edithhathaway.com.   Continue reading

Jupiter-Saturn and Transnational Companies – Part 2

(Part 2) By Edith Hathaway (Copyright © 2001, Revised 2010)

(The second of a two-part article published in the Jan. 2002 and Feb. 2002 issues of The Astrological Magazine, Bangalore, India.)

GATT and WTO are Born

Another major turning point in the globalization process was the creation of the WTO (the World Trade Organization). This came about through the passage of GATT (General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs). Though GATT was in formulation stages since 1947, it was the so- called “Uruguay Round of GATT” that created the WTO. This occurred when the U.S. Congress and Senate passed this legislation on December 1, 1994. Using 12 noon for Washington DC, since there is no exact time, the Ascendant is 1:21 Aquarius. Continue reading