The U.S.-China Trade War & Related Topics

By Edith Hathaway ©2018

The Trade War between the United States, China and other top economy nations can be studied from various angles and over shorter and longer periods of time to better understand it.  And since the U.S. and China are by far the world’s two largest economies, any trade disputes between them have the largest ramifications.  We will cover this topic both in the short term (2018-2020) and the longer term (1961-2080). As we shall see also, trade wars and disputes share many of the same issues with immigration.  Continue reading

Brett Kavanaugh and the Run-up to the Last Close Pluto Station opposite the USA Sun (3° orb)

by Edith Hathaway © 2018

“If you vote no – you’re legitimizing the most despicable thing I have ever seen in my time in politics,” said a furious Senator Lindsay Graham to Republican colleagues at Brett Kavanaugh’s Judicial Committee hearing Sept. 27, 2018, also dubbed the Sexual Assault Hearing.  On their side, Democrats decided the hearing was also despicable, but for totally different reasons.  Some of this was echoed in the T-shirts of battling supporters outside the Dirksen Senate Office building that morning, with a much admired anti-Kavanaugh T-shirt reading “Men are Trash” and a pro-Kavanaugh T-shirt reading “I Stand with Brett.”  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


By Edith Hathaway © 2017

The Information Age has brought with it both progress and retrogression. Some consider it simply the dark and light sides of capitalism and capitalist modernization, thus something that both emancipates and crushes. Astrologically, the Information Age in our era began formally in 1980-1981 with the triple Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions in sidereal Virgo, the sign that Mercury, the communications planet, owns and where it is exalted. The JU-SA conjunctions occur every 20 years, but when they occur three times at the 20-year mark, a relative rarity, this gives extra potency to the conjunctions, and brings extra intensity and acceleration both to the period and to the arena over which Mercury has domain. In addition, this set of triple conjunctions occurred in Hasta nakshatra (the hand), reflecting the new information technology’s hands-on practical approach, along with its hand-held devices, completely changing the way people live, work, and communicate.  Continue reading

Graha Yuddha : Test des paramètres de l’astrologie et de l’astronomie

Edith Hathaway, USA © 2003, révisé & augmenté en 2010

Traduction française : Patricia Depasse, Belgique © 2016

Point de départ : le Graha Yuddha[1] est une Guerre Planétaire. Elle se produit quand deux planètes se trouvent à un seul degré maximum l’une de l’autre, qu’elles soient dans le même signe ou en signes adjacents. Seules cinq planètes peuvent y prendre part : Mercure, Vénus, Mars, Jupiter et Saturne. En fonction de nombreux facteurs, la planète vaincue (surtout si elle est Maître d’Ascendant) peut produire des effets immodérés, perdant son pouvoir de maître de maison et de karaka (significateur) sur le domaine qu’elle gouverne. Continue reading

Conglomérats contre Etats-nations

Conglomérats[1] contre Etats-nations :
des nations, lesquelles vont survivre et s’épanouir ?

Edith Hathaway, USA © 2010

Traduction française : Patricia Depasse, Belgique © 2016

“Il n’y a pas d’Amérique. Il n’y a pas de démocratie. Il n’y a qu’IBM et AT&T, et Dupont, Dow, Union Carbide et Exxon. Ce sont les nations du monde d’aujourd’hui. Le monde est un business… et il n’existe pas une seule loi d’écrite pour les arrêter[2] ! Paddy Chayefsky, 1974


Il y a près de 50 ans, le monde est passé d’une ère de nationalisme et de zèle religieux excessifs à une autre, qui voit la domination croissante des conglomérats sur les Etats-nations, même si les thèmes anciens persistent encore et procurent des raisons commodes aux fins de justification des guerres et des conflits. La domination des entreprises est devenue un phénomène global dès le début de l’ère initiée par la conjonction Jupiter-Saturne en Capricorne, en février 1961, et l’une qui était peut-être destinée au départ à résoudre les problèmes générés lors de l’ère précédente. De simple aberration ou anomalie avant 2010, la question est devenue à présent de savoir quels Etats-nations vont survivre et s’épanouir. Continue reading

JUPITER et SATURNE – Planètes du Dharma et du Karma

Edith Hathaway, USA © 2007, 2008

Traduction française : Patricia Depasse, Belgique © 2016 

Dans les Upanishads de l’Inde ancienne, le joyau de la conscience passe pour se manifester dans “tout ce qui éclaire : le Soleil, la Lune, le feu et la parole.” Les corps célestes les plus brillants sont les luminaires-clés de la terre. Ce que nous devrions faire ici, le flux et le reflux de l’énergie vitale elle-même, peut se voir au travers du Soleil et de la Lune, et de leurs interactions mutuelles. L’aspiration humaine leur est toujours reliée, tout autant qu’au feu et à la parole. La nature du Dharma est aussi celle du Feu. Il gouverne l’Ascendant – le commencement de la vie. Le Dharma est toujours présent, mais il devient plus puissant quand nous comprenons comment notre nature véritable montre le but de notre existence ici-bas et la réception de cette lumière sous ses formes diverses.

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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:   Continue reading

Jupiter & Saturn: Planets of Dharma & Karma

by Edith Hathaway       (Copyright © 2007, Revised 2008)

In the Upanishads of ancient India, the jewel of consciousness is seen to manifest itself in “all that shines: the sun, moon, fire, and speech.” The brightest lights in the sky are earth’s key luminaries. What we should be doing here, the waxing and waning energy of life itself can be seen in the Sun and Moon and their interactions with each other. Human aspiration is always linked to them, as well as to fire and speech. The nature of Dharma is also that of fire. It governs the Ascendant – the beginning of life. Dharma is always present, but becomes more powerful as we understand how our true nature shows a purpose for being here and receiving this light in its various forms. Continue reading

Jupiter-Saturn and Transnational Companies – Part 1

By Edith Hathaway (Copyright © 2002, Revised 2010)

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

Just a week prior to the terrorist attack on New York City and Washington, D.C. September 11, 2001, a writer in Time magazine offered the following remark (in an article on US Secretary of State Colin Powell): “The United States is at one of its rare moments in history where it can afford to shape the world.” But other voices were echoing far different sentiments about the American ethos: “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] 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