The Raven and Apollo – the god of prophecy
WASHINGTON, DC //PRNS// -- The White House will finally have an actual "adviser." Eric Francis, horoscope writer for the New York Daily News, the Vashon Loop and Guitar Pedal Aficionado, has been tapped by Donald Trump to serve as the official presidential astrologer. "I didn't even know they had one of those," Mr. Francis said. "When I got 'the call', I thought it was a wrong number." "But then I thought, this is gonna be good," he added. "I promise to only ever give them the best advice." First held by Benjamin Franklin, the position does not require approval by the Senate. The call, on Sunday, came from John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, who said that he could "expect a tweet." But was this all some kind of an April Fool's joke? Apparently not. April 2
The news comes to us just as Mercury begins its new synodic cycle (in opposition to Sibly Saturn[14li] and square to the Sibly Sun [13cn]). For inferior planets like Mercury and Venus, the stars that conjoin the Earth and the planet looking from the Sun define the synod. On April 1st , the Sun and retrograde Mercury conjoined at [11ar56] in the geocentric chart so that the stars at [11li56] define the synod*. Here we have the star Minkar, epsilon Corvi [12li] while Sibly Saturn [14li] is also conjunct Kraz,beta Corvi – another star in the constellation of Corvus, the Raven.
The Raven has appeared in the mythology of many ancient people. Some of the more common stories are from those of Greek, Celtic, Norse, Pacific Northwest, and Roman mythology. In Greek mythology, ravens are associated with Apollo, the god of prophecy so that Nick Fiorenza writes:
Corvus is the keeper of secrets and a knowledge holder, but is also a prophetic revealer--the "raven messenger bird" to those who are spiritually and physically attuned, and who ask and listen. Corvus will forewarn of approaching danger to avert unnecessary mishaps, as well as to affirm fortuitous opportunities, meetings or events so we may act accordingly.
So is Eric Francis as the White House astrologer fulfilling the role of Corvus, the Raven ?!
* Note that the current Full Moon [10li] of March 31 is also conjunct the stars of Corvus.
PS: Invariably there are major progressions that signal a significant development. The current solar arc progressed Sibly MC is [1ge] square its radix asteroid Urania [2vi] (also Trump’s progressed Sun [1vi] and his ascendant [29le]). The MC in a nation’s chart stands for the President while the asteroid Urania is linked to astrology  among other things so that a national chart that is over 200 years old faithfully reflects the development mentioned in the news – the President appointing an astrologer!