понедељак, 24. април 2017.

Presidential elections in France 2017 and 0º Libra – How far “right” will France go? Published: April 23, 2017 I Author: Smiljana Gavrančić

Presidential elections in France 2017 and 0º Libra – How far “right” will France go?
Published: April 23, 2017 I Author: Smiljana Gavrančić

This article I wrote in early january. It was published by the Astrological Jorunal (The Astrological Association of Great Britain) in its March/April issue 2017 and republished by www.astro.com

The year behind us, 2016, will be remembered by Donald Trump “unexpectedly” winning presidential elections in United States. At the same time, his winning was a tailwind for National Front leader – ultra right, nationalist political party led by Marine Le Pen.

For the spring issue of “The Astrological Journal“ 2016 I wrote the text about France (and Paris as its capital) “being sensitive” to 21º Aquarius and I ended that text with the remark that on February 11, 2017 there will be a lunar eclipse at 22º Leo and France will be “called out”, in the year of presidential elections. The first round of presidential elections will be held on April 23, and the second on May 7.
Article about why I link France with 21º  Aquarius you can read here: Paris and 21º  Aquarius 

Marine Le Pen

In the horoscope of the First French Republic there is Uranus at 22º Leo in 10th house (rule, country’s reputation) opposing Pluto at 21º Aquarius (degree I associated with Paris). Pluto rules Ascendant in Scorpio. Quite certainly the lunar eclipse of February 11, 2017 will touch the fixed T-square from the horoscope of the First French Republic where Mars at 29º Scorpio is the central planet, and everything revolves around it. February eclipse happens immediately before elections and it is a strong indicator of big and radical change in the country. Uranus is the ruler of the Moon at 11º Aquarius, which is depiction of woman revolutionary, while Mars from 29° Scorpio “lives” inside Pluto, so this is also depiction of the long awaited action...



In that moment secondary Moon of the First French Republic will be at 0º Taurus 57’, in conjunction with retrograde secondary Mercury (votes) at 0º Taurus 11’, and all that conjunct Saturn (conservative) at 0º Taurus 37’ in 6th house (working class, lower class in the country). In the meantime, before the first round of voting, secondary Mercury will make a turn and become direct, which will ease the voting – this is depiction of French election body that will change its mind at the last moment and vote. Saturn rules 4th house and speaks of opposition in the country (which Marine Le Pen is), and also of the countryside. This is a mild indication that people (Moon) of France may be more inclined towards conservatives at the elections, and that votes from the countryside will be crucial — votes of working class, lower class of society. The very 0º is also the indication of great changes and new beginning!

If we now take a look at the horoscope of Marine Le Pen, we see Ascendant in Libra, and the ruler Venus at 25º Leo. Venus is also the ruler of her prenatal eclipse at 23º Libra 20’ (North Node of Fifth French Republic is at 22º Libra 20'), which was lunar (something we did not finish in the previous life) – April 13, 1968. So, February eclipse at 22º Leo will touch her Venus and open an important period for this woman. Through disposition (Sun at 13° Leo), her Venus goes to angular 10th house (reputation) where Mercury is positioned together with Mars at 29º Cancer (which makes a trine with Mars at 29º Scorpio from the horoscope of the First French Republic). In the moment of elections, secondary Fortune of Marine Le Pen will be exactly at 29º Scorpio! In the moment of eclipse her Sun will be at 29º Virgo 59’, which is a very strong indication of change. Only days after the eclipse, on February 18, 2017 her progressive Sun will be at 0º Libra 00’ and in conjunction with IC of the Fifth French Republic (present Republic), and that will activate MC of this country at 0º Aries! This is more than indication of Marine getting more and more importance in the country! The last degree of Virgo might be more than important for Marine, since her first postnatal eclipse was a solar one (new beginning) at 29º Virgo 30’ (September 22, 1968). Here I must add that in the moment when the Treaty of Rome came into force (January 1, 1958, midnight, Brussels), establishing the forerunner of today’s European Union – Ascendant was at 29º Virgo! Creators were Italy, France, Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium. The last degree then being the “signal” of possible failure of that creation?! Shall Marine Le Pen “pull the strings” and bring EU into question? In the moment of the first round of presidential elections in France on April 23, secondary Moon of the First French Republic will be at 3º Taurus 36’ in conjunction with MC of European Union. All this announces that some woman from France may be of high importance for the reputation of EU! I want to add again, Uranus at 22º Leo from the chart of the First French Republic carries within Moon at 11º Aquarius, and also Pluto at 22º Aquarius. Otherwise, it is common knowledge that Moon is exalted at 3º Taurus, and that is depiction of the woman with a family, woman that is a mother — Marine Le Pen is mother of three!



Big change in France is announced by the fact that MC of the existing Fifth Republic comes to 0º Gemini 22’ (second round of elections was selected as the date, May 7, for then the actual winner would be known). At the same time, progressive Sun of Marine Le Pen at 0º Libra will touch the IC/MC axis of the Fifth French Republic (0º Libra/0º Aries), but will also make a trine with secondary MC at 0º Gemini (which is in sextile with natal MC at 0º Aries). Second, and maybe the most important indicator from the point of view of my research work – “sensitive degrees” – is the position of secondary Moon (woman, people in the country) of the Fifth French Republic at the moment of the second round of elections. It is 21º Leo 01’, that will activate 21º Aquarius (degree I associate with the France), and Pluto (big change) from the chart of the First French Republic! I want to emphasize again, Pluton carries Mars at 29º Scorpio, the central planet of the fixed T-square in the chart of the First French Republic, that makes the trine with the natal Mars of Marine Le Pen at 29º Cancer in her 10th house. The last degree of Scorpio may be more than important, since on the day of the second round of elections (May 7, 2017, 07:00 am, Paris) the Ascendant will be exactly at 29º Taurus, also indicating the change, and here is the star cluster Pleiades, known also as “Weeping Sisters” – Marine Le Pen is the youngest daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen (who has three daughters), the founder of National Front, now led by Marine! National Front was founded on October 5, 1972, with the Venus (ruler of MC) at 0º Virgo, the spot now occupied by progressive Mars of Marine Le Pen, and the place where transit North Node will be at the moment of elections (all in trine with Saturn – conservative, at 0º Taurus in the chart of the First French Republic)! In the moment of elections second round, secondary Venus of the National Front will be at 23º Libra 14’ (at Mercury, the ruler of Venus at 0º Virgo in the chart of this party), which is the spot of prenatal eclipse of Marine Le Pen, while the secondary Moon of the National Front at 29º Aries 30’ will be getting ready to touch 0º Taurus and announce the big change – it will touch Saturn (conservative) at 0º Taurus in the 6th house (lower class in the country) in the chart of the First French Republic, as well as secondary Mercury (voters) at 0º Taurus.



Finally, what I have found interesting is the following — current solar return of the First French Republic (September 26, 2016) has the Moon at 13º Leo 21’, in strong conjunction with the Sun of Marine Le Pen at 13º Leo 02’! Isn’t this a strong indication that this woman might mark this solar year?! At the moment of the second round of elections, Jupiter will be retrograde (14º Libra 50’), and it will be at the Ascendant of Marine Le Pen (15º Libra 29’). Her natal Jupiter is at 9º Virgo, it was touched by the solar eclipse from September 1, 2016, and it will be touched again by the second eclipse of February 26, 2017 at 8º Pisces. Mercury at 10º Leo 46' from the chart of Marine Le Pen (as the dispositor of Jupiter) makes sextile with her Ascendant, so the transit of Jupiter across her Ascendant at the moment of elections will surely help her. Also, only four days before the second round of elections, on May 3, 2017 there will be conjunction of transit Uranus and her natal Saturn at 25º Aries 33’, which is the key planet in her Yod with Uranus at 26º Virgo and Neptune at 23º Scorpio. But, there is also the trine of Venus at 25º Leo (the ruler of her Ascendant and her prenatal eclipse) and Saturn. All this is the sign of big changes coming to this woman.

Francois Fillon – another candidate of the right wing

Another candidate of the right wing that surveys put a lot of hope into is Fillon, the former prime minister in Sarkozy’s government. His horoscope also gives “signals” at the first glance. He is also Libra (11º Libra 46’), just as Marine Le Pen, and the transit of Jupiter across Ascendant at the moment of elections will surely help him (since he has Jupiter trine Ascendant in his natal chart). But, Marine Le Pen has a stronger conjunction of transit Jupiter with Ascendant at the moment of elections. Lunar eclipse from February 11 at 22º Leo moves his Pluto (which is in conjunction with the Venus of Marine Le Pen), but Pluto rules his 3rd house, while with Marine Le Pen Venus rules her Ascendant, certainly more important house in the chart (angular house).

Then, solar eclipse on February 26 at 8º Pisces moves his Moon at 9º Pisces 42' (that was already moved by September eclipse at 9º Virgo), the ruler of his 10th house. But, at the moment of elections, no progressive or solar arc body will “touch” either natal or progressive charts of French republics, while in the case of Marine Le Pen there are clear indications.



Manuel Valls –   the candidate of Hollande’s socialists

Valls has the Sun at 20º Leo 32’, which brings him, from the point of view of my research work (“sensitive degrees”) into relation with the France (21º Aquarius). It is certain that the lunar eclipse on February 11 will “move” his Sun in 7th house. His secondary axis 1/7 is at the moment of eclipse at 21º Taurus/21º Scorpio and in square with 21º Aquarius and his natal Sun — all this indicating that here things might get cut halfway. On the other hand, his secondary MC comes at 0º Aquarius, which is the sign of the possible new beginning. But, at 22º Aquarius, on August 15, 1962, only three days after he was born, there was his first postnatal eclipse. Saturn, being the ruler of this eclipse, is positioned in Solar Arc directions this year at 0º Aries, which is the very MC of the Fifth French Republic! But, his natal Saturn (as well as his solar arc Saturn) is in a strong conjunction with South Node (possible losses) in 12th house, but in his domicile, Aquarius, while the natal Sun of Marine Le Pen is in Leo (also in domicile), but in 10th house (angular house).  



Also, asteroid Paris was at 19º Cancer when Marine Le Pen was born on August 5, 1968. That very same spot is occupied by her MC! On her birthday, secondary Moon of the horoscope of Treaty of Rome going into force was at 7º Libra. At that same spot asteroid Paris will be on May 7, 2017, for the second round of presidential elections! Transit Moon will be at 5° Libra at the moment of second round start, and during that day it will cross the mentioned 7° Libra! All this speaks in favor of Le Pen.

So, Le Pen and Valls move the axis 0º Libra/0º Aries, i.e. axis 4/10 from the chart of the Fifth French Republic!  

If we take a look at secondary progressions of horoscope of Treaty of Rome going into force for May 7, 2017 (second round of elections) — we find it at 25º Leo 40', which is the spot occupied by Venus (ruler of Ascendant) of Marine Le Pen - 25º Leo 43'! Solar Arc Ascendant of the Treaty of Rome horoscope comes at 29º Scorpio, in conjunction with Mars from the chart of the First French Republic, and in conjunction with secondary Fortune of Marine Le Pen.


At the end, I must say that 0º of any cardinal sign carries potential for great instability, and it is certain that activation of this degree many issues in the world would open, since it moves 15º of fixed signs (so-called “Avatar degrees”), with which every 0º has an aspect – semi-square (45º).


субота, 22. април 2017.

Lana Del Rey – “Born To Die” Published: April 22, 2017 I Author: Smiljana Gavrančić

Lana Del Rey – “Born To Die”
Published: April 22, 2017 I Author: Smiljana Gavrančić

I wrote this article in Seriban on May 28th, 2012

We are still in the period of retrograde Venus that might bring into focus a girl who, by her appearance, image, voice, music – reminds us of the passed times... Gates of the 65th Cannes Festival are still open, and these days a popular American singer Lana Del Rey visited Cannes as a guest. Since Lana has her Ascendant at 13º Leo, as Marilyn Monroe had, who is the face of this year’s Festival (see my previous article “Marilyn Monroe, Cannes andretrograde Venus”), and the North Node at 28º Aries, where the Venus (beauty) of Marilyn Monroe is, then it is no wonder that Hollywood producers already have a plan for this young American, and they see a new movie icon in her! Namely, they “flooded” her with film offers, and all that in Cannes. Lana Del Rey is a songwriter, and her scene name is the combination of names of the late Hollywood actress Lana Turner and Ford’s car Del Rey. The name best describes her style – old Hollywood glamour (symbolism of retrograde Venus).

In her chart, Lana has Venus at 6º Leo, in 12th house (symbolism of being retrograde, but also the house of the personal myth), in a square with retrograde (previous life) Pluto (Hades) at 4º Scorpio, which is almost the degree of its exaltation (3º Scorpio), and in the 4th house (love from the previous life, as the 5th house from the 12th), so this is depiction of Persephone in her chart, as her strong inner need, for it is all about some love from before, from previous life! Since her Venus, being the ruler of 3rd house (songs she writes), goes through its dispositor – the Sun, to 29º (degree also related to being retrograde, to “secret”, magic) Gemini (words) into 11th house (liberation), and into trine with Pluto, we see that Lana is a very modern, “awaken” Persephone, that she radiates freedom, courage, passion, depth, but she also kept her mystique, i.e. sorceress (29º) within, which is the task of the real Venus…



Her music, her songs are just like that – deep, passionate, emotional… In her song “Born To Die”, from the same album, Lana sings of being “sleeping”, “blind”, scared as a little child, but now she “sees” it all… Now, she became brave and she asks her feet not to fail her and to lead her to the goal, to him… She became so brave that she calls for him to come to the “wild side” of life, to let her kiss him hard in the “pouring” rain, because, as she says, he likes his girls “insane”… She admits to him that she is lonely every Friday night… She invites him to keep making her laugh and to fly high together...

Feet don’t fail me now
Take me to the finish line
All my heart, it breaks every step that I take
But I’m hoping the gates,
They’ll tell me that you’re mine
Walking through the city streets
Is it by mistake or design?
I feel so alone every Friday night
Can you make it feel like home, if I tell you you’re mine
Don’t make me sad, don’t make mi cry
Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough
I don’t know why
Keep making me laugh,
Let’s go get high
The road is long, we carry on
Try to have fun in the meantime
Come and take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like yours girls insane
Choose your last words
This is the last time
Cause you and I, we were born to die
Lost but now I am found
I can see but once I was blind
I was so confused as a little child
Tried to take what I could get
Scared that I never find
All the answers, honey

Furthermore, this girl calls herself a gangster Nancy Sinatra (the daughter of the famous Frank Sinatra, famous American actress and singer), which is also the strong reminder of the world of Pluto, but also to the retrograde Venus (someone from before). Tattoos are what she makes her body “beautiful” with. What makes Lana stand out, like the real Persephone, are also plastic surgeries that she had as a very young. Persephone is afraid of growing old, and in the first wrinkles and gray hair she sees a kind of danger, so she easily reaches out to corrections by plastic surgery.

15º Gemini

Album “Born to Die” has 15 songs in total, and it was released on January 30 of this year, 2012, and managed to bring a great popularity to this young American. On January 30, Fortuna was at 15º Gemini, and on that very same spot on June 6, 2012, there will be a transit of Venus across the Sun disc, the meeting of two lovers, which announced the possibility for Lana to achieve the success, happiness (Fortuna) through this album. We know that the Soul seeks the permanent feeling of ease, and that the Fortuna point is the place of our karmic award, and its position within the sign, house, and its aspects and relation to its ruler it speaks most directly of the state of this inner ease we posses, which is our ticket for different states of consciousness, and by that, for the different levels of the fate.

Great Water Trine across 24º Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces

Since the dispositor of Fortuna at 15º Gemini is Lana’s Mercury at 24º Cancer, in 12th house (her personal myth), then this degree is something to pay attention to, since it is analogue to the sign of Pisces, series 12, being retrograde, Venus that is exalted in Pisces. Why? Because on the day when the same name song from the album “Born to Die” was released for the first time on Youtube (December 1, 2011), Fortuna was at 24º Pisces! If we add that Lana’s secondary Sun for this year is at 24º Cancer, and the Sun represents her, since her Ascendant is in Leo,  and that on January 30, the day her album “Born to Die” was released, her secondary Moon, the ruler of her 12th house (her personal myth, her inner need) was at 24º Scorpio, it becomes clear that there is great water trine across 24º Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, which certainly implies talent and possibility of success, and all that in the year of the retrograde Venus! At the end, the Venus started her retrograde motion this year at exactly 24º, didn’t it?!

When the Moon and the Sun make harmonic aspect in progressions, we might suspect that to be depiction of the new personal beginning for the person. In her chart, Lana has the Sun (herself) and the Moon (ruler of 12 – her myth, the inner need) in opposition, and she surely has the problem in realizing her inner needs. But, since in 2012 her secondary Sun comes to her natal Mercury in 12 (personal myth), and her secondary Moon makes exact trine with secondary Sun within the month of the date her album “Born to Die” was released, Lana had the opportunity to have new personal beginning early in 2012, and to do it with ease (the trine)! But, the very 24º make us conclude that in doing so she had to be somehow silent, secretive…



“Secret love” of Lana Del Rey

We must realize that Lana Del Rey’s Moon is placed in 5th house (love), that it “crossed over” Uranus (divorce) and that it opposes the Sun (herself), in 11th house, at 29º (secret) Gemini, which is depiction of herself in some secret, “free” relationship with a man who is divorced. Since the album “Born to Die” was released on the day when Fortuna was at 15º Gemini (star Rigel – man who has several marriages, problems with women), where two lovers will meet on June 6, 2012, as I have already mentioned, and what “activated”, through disposition, Lana’s Mercury at 24º (secret) Cancer (emotions, closeness) in 12 (secret, personal myth) with which secondary Moon (in natal chart in 5th house – love) at 24º (secret) Scorpio (passion, deep emotions) made the exact trine on January 30, 2012, then we may suspect that the album “Born To Die“ brought this young girl not only popularity, but also love, and this time with ease (trine), that might be “secret” (24º)?! These days, American tabloids speak about Axl Rose, the front man of the band Guns ’n’ Roses, being in a “secret” relationship with the twice younger colleague, Lana Del Rey... Axl Rose was married to the famous model Stephanie Seymour, by which he is known for in the public. His body is decorated with tattoos, so depiction of Hades fits here as well…

Anyhow, album “Born To Die”, and especially the same name song brought Lana Del Rey the possibility of fulfilling her inner need, her personal myth, because by activating this special symbolism through the song, Lana comes to her Mr. Pluto, to her “secret” love…


понедељак, 03. април 2017.

I.A.M. – Infinity Astrological Magazine is on featured in the Astrodienst section ”Understanding Astrology” along with The Astrological Journal and The Mountain Astrologer Published: April 3rd, 2017 I Smiljana Gavrančić

I.A.M. – Infinity Astrological Magazine is on featured in the Astrodienst section ”Understanding Astrology” along with The Astrological Journal and The Mountain Astrologer

Published: April 3rd, 2017 I Smiljana Gavrančić









I.A.M. – Infinity Astrological Magazine by Smiljana Gavrančić  is from March 2017 on featured in the Astrodienst  section ”Understanding Astrology” along with The Astrological Journal and The Mountain Astrologer. I am honoured that  piece about Profections by Athan J. Zervas (I.A.M. astrologer and associate for Art&Design), from the spring issue “The Retrograde Kiss” (March/April 2017),  was the one this collaboration begins with. 

Caroline Kennedy:one to watch? Originally Published: 01st Septebmer, 2017 (The Astrological Journal - Astrological Association Great Britain) Author: Smiljana Gavrančić

Caroline Kennedy: one to watch? Originally Published: 01st Septebmer, 2017 (The Astrological Journal - Astrological Association Great Brit...