Larger Context Department: Medvedev throws down the gauntlet to Trump, and meanwhile . . .

Well, if there was ever a communication designed to “get Trump’s goat,” it’s this:

Russian PM Medvedev: “The U.S. just declared full-scale  trade war with Russia”

Especially this astonishing dig —

the Trump administration demonstrated complete impotence by transferring executive power to Congress “in the most humiliating manner”,

— a gauntlet thrown down to this new, still politically naive (though learning fast) president whose warlike Mars in Leo sits just behind his 29° Leo Ascendant, conjunct the royal star Regulus.

And note, please: the upcoming August 21 solar eclipse that crosses the entire U.S.A. will also fall exactly on Trump’s Ascendant. Clearly, the destinies of the U.S. and President Donald Trump are inextricably intertwined.

And note please also, that today, this very day, August 3, unpredictable, wild card Uranus (which conjuncted Trump’s Sun at birth) turns to go retrograde at 28° Aquarius, closely opposing both Trump’s Ascendant and the solar eclipse — And, BTW: the U.S. 28° Aquarian Moon, symbol of “the public.” I see here the beginning of some kind of walk back, of let’s not take the bait now, but later — after Uranus turns to go direct again? Which will be on January 2, 2018.

Meanwhile, starting August 13, Mercury will also turn to go retrograde, for three weeks. Time for reflection, folks. All this warlike talk, so typical with Sun conjunct Mars (since July 23) needs to — and I predict, will — ramp way down.

So I ask, will Trump take the Medvedev bait now, even so? Will he blush with such rage that he phallically “rises to the occasion”? And what would that mean? Clearly, he had no choice but to sign the stupid bill slapping more sanctions on Russia (while, and even more telling: crippling his own ability to negotiate independently) that nearly the entire mind-controlled, pay-to-play, compromised Congress and Senate had voted for; not signing it would have made his relations with the legislative branch of the USG even more fraught. On the other hand, is he a multi-D chess master? I’m counting on it. And counting too, on his continued relationship with chess master Putin, even though that personal connection now has to be conducted decidedly sub rosa.

One thing to always keep in mind:

NASA halts contact with Russia except for International Space Station

In other words, no matter what the dramatic, theatrical squabbles on the ground, up in space we all get perspective, and ignore geopolitical posturing on Earth. In fact, scheduled for tomorrow:

Russian Soyuz Spacecraft to carry three astronauts to International Space Station

 

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