Today in Burlington, VT 11-8-17


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Solar Fire brings us this chart today from Burlington, Vermont.  The population center of the state is Roxbury that is just outside of the capitol, Montpelier.  The daytime temperature today in Burlington is around 45 Fahrenheit.Heather-titus-driscoll-Jane-sanders-daughters.jpg

Today in the Burlington Press (Mercury in the Tenth House)   Bernie Sanders’ stepdaughter, Carina Driscoll, (she’s the one in the black and white tie-dye dress) is considering a run for mayor of Burlington, Vermont.

This is the same office that started her stepfather’s political career. She would not say which political party she would run under or if she would run as an independent.  Sanders was elected Burlington’s mayor in 1981, and that launched his political.  At 76 years old, this past September, it is safe to assume he is looking get a kindred spirit into the Senate and ensure his legacy.  We expect Ms. Driscoll to win the mayoralty next year, particularly with the Aries Point of this chart, in the Second House of Resources that is obviously her much beloved Step-Dad.

 

                           Viewing the Chart

Other features of this chart is that the Moon is on the Sixth House Cusp suggesting that concerns about work and money are worrying people these day; perhaps that is the unveiling of the new Trump Tax Plan taking hold and being debated particularly as it hits the higher education bracket (see the preponderance in the Ninth House) and tax those non-profits in excess of their monies of $100,000 per student. Vesta’s spark there suggests that this is taking a toll on  Harvard, Yale and the other Ivies,not to mention their lesser lights, all with their multi-billion dollar funds as they see that the original 2.5% will just increase over time once this is sacred cow is breached.

Even the New York Times, the venerable Grey Lady that hates President Trump with a passion, thinks that this addition to the tax code is a good thing and has since the Tax Speech been highlight the overseas migration of US University endowments.  Read it  here.

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The red bullet is on Roxbury.  Highway 5, now basically I-91, is the boundary between the Green and Granite States.

Team Trump is still travelling overseas, also represented in the Ninth House, and will be returning before Thanksgiving which is on the Thursday, the 23rd, over two and half weeks away.

Our Ascendant is skewed way over to almost the Eleventh House of popularity and networking, telling us that people are revving up for the holiday season,.  Conjunct the Asteroid Hygeia, it suggests that there is fall cleaning in the air (or Spring if you are down under) before the bitter cold of winter really sets in.  That is not unusual.  A few years back,  we rented a dumpster from a local hauler here in the Commmonwealth, and were told that this was the most popular time of year because of the holidays–  renovation projects were happening as everyone wants to clean up before Christmas to show off their home or for many move to a new one.  Surprisingly January is a major home purchase time as well.

Our chart is a very disparate See-Saw.  There is no Grand Trine to unify it, and there are alot of issues in play, tugging us this way and then that,  as we try to get a hold of some undercurrent, but honestly, there isn’t any unless we use some force of will and make our Ascendant at 26 Capricorn our compass.  Instead it is better to just enjoy the fall foliage, the  good weather and hit the various pre-Christmas sales.  Also, back to that Ninth House stellium, this is a great time to consider scholastic endeavours, like returning to school, or taking on some serious personal studies like writing (NaNoWriMo beckons this month or learning  some long desired hobby).  You never know until you try.

Cheerio

 

 


Vermont History:

The Vermont region was explored and claimed for France by Samuel de Champlain in 1609, and the first French settlement was established at Fort Ste. Anne in 1666. The first English settlers moved into the area in 1724 and built Fort Dummer on the site of present-day Brattleboro. England gained control of the area in 1763 after the French and Indian Wars.arnold2.jpg

The Green Mountain Boys, led by Ethan Allen, won fame by capturing Fort Ticonderoga from the British on May 10, 1775, in the early days of the Revolutionary War but was originally created to rid the state of New Yorkers, oddly enough considering today it is a summer refuge for those same people. In 1777 Vermont adopted its first constitution, abolishing slavery and providing for universal male suffrage without property qualifications.

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Mount Stowe, Vermont

Vermont leads the nation in the production of monument granite, marble, and maple products. It is also a leader in the production of talc. Vermont’s rugged, rocky terrain discourages extensive agricultural farming, but is well suited to raising fruit trees and to dairy farming.

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Vermont Signs must be standard green and white.

Principal industrial products include electrical equipment, fabricated metal products, printing and publishing, and paper and allied products.

But tourism is the major industry in Vermont these days It  has many famous ski areas like Stowe, Killington, Mt. Snow, Okemo, Jay Peak, and Sugarbush. Hunting and fishing also attract visitors as well.  Politically, like Sanders, a New York import, it is now a solidly liberal state. President Calvin Coolidge, the only president to call Vermont home,  would not recognize the place. In April 2009, it became the fourth state to legalize gay marriage and it outlaws all commercial signage.. It also has some of the highest state taxes in the nation.

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