Yes, Scorpio season is upon us, and it only seems right that we should slither into it on the heels of Mars in Libra applying a square to Pluto in Capricorn on the 22nd. Mars is Scorpio’s traditional ruler, while Pluto has been attributed to Scorpio in more modern texts. There’s a tension here between these two, and that’s why our visions of the future world can feel as if they come to us as if from another time. Luckily, Mercury is in Libra, which gives us plenty of time to think things over and “be flexible,” a useful approach given Mercury’s inconjunct aspect to Uranus in Taurus on the 24th followed by Mercury’s inconjunct aspect to Neptune on the 30th. Inconjunct aspects are uncomfortable, but in many ways they can teach us to notice our own feelings and learn to move through them with respect for however many show up.
The last quarter moon in Leo is all about respecting your energy and those whose energy fuels you. Mars enters Scorpio the day after the last quarter moon in Leo on the 28th. And, while it may be tempting to hide behind the signs (or behind a very curated social media feed), it couldn’t hurt to say what you mean directly — damn the consequences!
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TOKYO (AP) — A group of about 100 Japanese lawmakers prayed at a Tokyo shrine viewed by China and the Koreas as a symbol of Japanese wartime aggression on Tuesday, 80 years after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. Many of the lawmakers, including nine vice ministers and special aides in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, are members of his conservative governing party. Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, brought the United States into World War II. In Japan, the date was Dec.
INTERRUPTED courses and research at the University of Manitoba are anticipated to resume today — should academics approve a tentative deal that would end a 35-day strike. Over the weekend, the university and its faculty association reached a preliminary agreement that could see hundreds of employees return to work today after more than a month of disruptions. The union’s executive council has unanimously recommended its members cast ballots in favour of the deal during a secret e-ballot late Mon
A Kenyan police officer shot dead six people in a rampage through the capital, Nairobi, on Tuesday and then shot and killed himself, police said. Francis Wahome, the officer in charge of Nairobi's Dagoretti area, confirmed the incident and the death toll but and gave no other details. In a 2010 incident, a police officer in Siakago town, 120 km (74 miles) northeast of Nairobi, shot 10 people dead including two of his colleagues.
Despite plenty of yelling and even a streaker, the real drama on Monday’s The Bachelorette: Men Tell All special actually came with host Tayshia Adams, who opened up about her recent split with Zac Clark. Adams’ fellow co-host, Kaitlyn Bristowe, asked what was going on with her relationship after Bristowe pointed out that Adams was not wearing her engagement ring. Adams and Clark got engaged during the season finale of season 16 of The Bachelorette, which aired almost exactly a year ago. “All I have to say is that I’m heartbroken,” Adams, trying hard to keep her composure. “But we tried really hard, and I still love him very much. And I’m not sure what the future holds.” The pair’s split was confirmed in late November, with US Weekly reporting that the relationship ran its course due to their busy schedules.
The heir to the Dutch throne, Crown Princess Amalia, was expected to quietly celebrate her 18th birthday at home on Tuesday, in line with the country's coronavirus lockdown rules and the tradition of the Netherlands' low-key monarchy. The occasion means that Amalia, the eldest daughter of King Willem-Alexander, is now in theory ready to succeed her father as head of state. However Amalia, formally known as the Princess of Orange, said in an approved biography published last month that while she is committed to a life in service of her country, she is not quite ready to begin just yet and would ask for her mother Queen Maxima to act as for a time if for any reason Willem-Alexander had to step down soon.
The United States will not send an official delegation to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, the White House announced Monday, citing China's human rights record. The diplomatic boycott means that U.S. athletes will still compete in the Games, which will start in February. The Chinese government responded with swift condemnation of President Joe Biden's decision -- saying the Olympics shouldn't be "a stage for political shows" and warning of "resolute countermeasures."
China Evergrande Group made three 11th-hour coupon payments in the past two months, but there was no repeat at the end of a grace period at midnight Monday in New York as some bondholders did not receive their dues, four sources said. Failure to make the $82.5 million in interest payments could represent Evergrande's first offshore default on a public bond. WHAT IS EVERGRANDE?
The new North Sea Link (NSL) power cable connecting Britain with Norway will operate at half its 1,400 megawatt (MW) capacity until Feb. 14 due to a fault on the British side, Norwegian operator Statnett said late on Monday. The cable, which is co-owned by Britain's National Grid and Statnett, started trial operations at 700 MW on Oct. 1, and had been planned to move to full capacity at the start of January. "During the trial operations phase, a fault has been detected in one of the converters at the UK end, which has resulted in reduced capacity of 700 MW being maintained while investigations have been ongoing," Statnett said in a statement.
Japan's Nikkei index racked up its biggest gain in more than a month on Tuesday, as worries over the impact of the Omicron coronavirus variant eased, aiding investors to buy bargains, such as SoftBank Group and travel-related stocks. The Nikkei share average ended 1.89% higher at 28,455.60, marking its biggest percentage gain since Nov. 1. Japan shares also tracked Wall Street higher as investors cheered some optimistic comments from a top U.S. official on the latest variant.
GUANGZHOU, China, December 07, 2021--XPENG today announced that it has obtained the ISO 27001 (Information Security Management System) and ISO 27701 (Privacy Protection Management System) certifications issued by the BSI (British Standards Institution), the renowned international standard certification institution, becoming the first emerging smart EV maker in China to meet both ISO 27001 and ISO 27701 standards.
ROHNERT PARK, CA / ACCESSWIRE / December 7, 2021 / California has one of the hottest real estate markets in the country, and Sonoma County is undeniably one of the best places to live in the northern region of the golden state. From the vineyard-covered hills to the redwood-lined creeks and rivers stretching to the Pacific Coast, the demand for a North Bay dream home has never been higher.