Saturday, November 29, 2008 Great Opportunity

November 29, 2008 at 1:18 pm | Posted in Astrology, Predictions, Weekends | Comments Off on Saturday, November 29, 2008 Great Opportunity
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Usually, in astrology, especially with the techniques I use, we speak of difficulty.

Although difficulty abounds, at this time you will encounter one of the greatest opportunities of your life.  If it involves “easy money,” then shy away from it.  That isn’t it.  But, if it might involve some work, take a look.  Hard work is even better.  This window is open though, roughly, November 30th.  Then, it closes.

Wednesday, November 27, 2008 Pluto Leaves Sadge and Won’t Be Back for 250 Years

November 25, 2008 at 11:40 pm | Posted in Holidays, Lunations, Predictions | 3 Comments
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Some people quibble and say 248. They can check back with me then to confirm that they were right. Until then, they should go back to counting BBs.

Of course, the title should have read something like “Astrological Prediction for Wednesday, November 26th of 2008: Pluto Leaves Sadge and Won’t Be Back for 250 Years.” The energy is a nasty one, and I for one am glad it is gone (almost gone) and not coming back any time soon.

Over the years, observation has shown me that late Sadge is a “complex” part of the Zodiac. I personally don’t like it, and I understand that at least some of the ancients didn’t like it either. Stories very. Some say that people were terrified on the longest night of the year and that others celebrated. I bet most didn’t care because their car note was due.

I’m absolutely WORN OUT on all the goofy stories about how 29 Sadge is a time of year to celebrate. Meh.

29 Sadge is the point some people like to celebrate as the Solstice.  That stinks.  No celebration for the longest night.  But, for the day that follows….

(For some of you: Pluto is at the point in the Zodiac equivalent to Winters Solstice.  NOT a good place for the most malefic of planets.)

My experience is that liars and tricksters are terrifically over-represented here. Imagine seeing a very large number of bank queues (teller lines here in the US). Instead of 2 or 3, you see 365. Most of the queues have maybe 2 or 3 people standing in line. But, the “29 degrees Sadge” queue has about a thousand…. The people in line, of course, are the born liars and cheats and thieves of the world.

I won’t belabor the point much further. (At least not in this post.) And, I’ll offer the counter-point that Stephen Spielberg’s birthday is located here. I suppose that we’ve paid him very good money to “lie” to us very well with his brilliant movies. Every cloud has its silver lining.

What does it really mean?

If you can, defer your decisions until Saturday afternoon. All between now and then looks a bit unpleasant. Jim shows an Opportunity Period on Friday night, but warns us to “work late by yourself” and to “drive defensively.”

I suppose, at this point, I should point out that “laying low” doesn’t mean you can’t be productive. It just might mean you need to do work that is solitary in nature and often put “on hold.” (I usually give “cleaning out the garage” as an example. BUT don’t use THIS Friday night to clean out the garage, that could be a dangerous choice that night. More in a future post.)

Today is the best day to end things you REALLY want to end. Envision EXORCISING some entity from your life. I don’t know the specifics, but I bet that you do.

If you are afraid you’ll be sweet-talked or intimidated over the phone (abusive spouses or “account executives”) then send out your final letter return receipt collected. Half-measures will make things worse; end it now!

If you do NOT want them to show for Thanksgiving, make CERTAIN you have taken all necessary actions by the end of the work day. Waffling on this (“well, maybe one more time”) will get you bad results.

THIS Thanksgiving can be made MUCH better by the things or people you do NOT carry with you into it.

If you need a lawyer, I hope you HIRED them before now. Today is an excellent day for them to DO the job for you, but an AWFUL day to hire them.

Generally, this time before the new moon helps you END things today, and it is a great day to demolish clutter. Pretend that you are Lot’s Wife and LEARNED YOUR LESSON and put that crate of old magazines down the rubbish chute without EVEN LOOKING INTO THE BOX.

Also, this is one of the key “turning points” in the financial markets that I have written about several times earlier this year. My hopes are that you did not create ANY new more debt. A few “surprises” are in store for you, and you’ll need whatever financial reserves you’ve accumulated since May or before.

Thanksgiving will be interesting.

Tuesday November 25, 2008 Communications Issues

November 24, 2008 at 10:02 pm | Posted in Predictions | Comments Off on Tuesday November 25, 2008 Communications Issues
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Sun Conjunct Mercury occurs several times a per year, each (pair of) conjunctions associated with the Mercury Retrograde period.  Astrologers as a group dislike this aspect, referring to the planet conjunct the Sun as being “combust.”

Without elaborating on the nuances of “combust,” know that today will likely be characterized by communications problems in certain areas.  Courtrooms and trials may be affected; universities and libraries may encounter glitches (possibly of a fundamental nature), and sales & marketing problems may be derailed.

Diplomacy is affected by Sadge, and it is the sign of both the foreigner and the Ambassador.  If any of this sounds like you, then you might encounter some challenges today.  Today is better for: Aries, Leo, Sadge.  Today is “okay” for Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini.  Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces will tend to not like this day.

Friday, November 21st, 2008

November 21, 2008 at 5:32 am | Posted in Predictions | Comments Off on Friday, November 21st, 2008

Myself, personally, this is a “sick day” for me.  So, I won’t write much.

Today has a “fated” feel to it, and things Scorpio must be wrapped up.  For most, this will be easy to do.  The Sun moves into Sadge and we start playing by new rules by Monday.

Thursday, November 20, 2008 A Slow Day?

November 19, 2008 at 9:29 pm | Posted in Predictions | Comments Off on Thursday, November 20, 2008 A Slow Day?
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For most people, this is probably the slowest day this week.  I like Rick Levine’s analysis best, over at StarIQ.  The Moon Trine Venus transit is pleasant.  Being in earth, and in a waning moon, this favors getting some excellent buys (but don’t debt).  Things beautiful–art, jewelry, antiques–will tend to be favored today.  You can, and should, take the time to meticulously examine the product.  But, generally, the scammers aren’t favored at this time.

This is a “lull before the storm.”  Friday is INCREDIBLY busy, but I’ll leave that for my next post.

Wednesday November 19, 2008

November 19, 2008 at 1:38 am | Posted in Lunations, Predictions | Comments Off on Wednesday November 19, 2008
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At approximately 10AM in the UK, the Moon in Leo will Oppose Neptune in Aquarius. For those of us in the US, we’ll be sleeping and this will help us to dream, perhaps with revelations in our dreams. But for those in London and Paris, this will cause a bit of havoc.

Not to fear, this isn’t a major event but a once a month event. Even so, either confusion will reign or unrealistic notions will take charge. If you chose the “idealistic” path yesterday, instead of the practical, you might get in a little bit to deep at this time. Those who opted to be practical may be irritated by emails bouncing or unclear language on contracts or similar problems.

The rest of the day tends to have a “get things done” quality brought on by Squares. Disagreement will tend to result, but they will lead to action. Please note that by 4:30 EST the Sun will go void for a few days (when Moon enters 4th quarter) followed by the Moon going void for half an hour on each side of 8PM EST.

This particular double void (with a 4th quarter moon!) is a good time to wrapup “things Scorpio,” particular if the “wrapup” is in the form of meditation and visualization. I suppose you could take action, but it should be the “letting go” type of action. If you having been mourning the loss of a loved one, then maybe this is the time to permit yourself to have a reprieve. Think of something new and different you can do that might bring you (okay, I hate to use this term, but….) a quantum of solace.

At least one of my readers is wrestling (metaphorically) with her teenaged daughter.  This paragraph is specifically for you.  This double void period might be a time where you can finally have that heart to heart you’ve been wanting to have.  The important thing is to value the “connectedness” and not depend on what she has to say.  She may not yet be able to quite voice her innermost hopes and fears.  But, you might be able to reach a point where you acknowledge her “coming of age” in a healing way.
Except for California (PST) and MST, the Moon in Virgo Square Mars in Sadge is a topic for Thursday’s note. You might have a little trouble sleeping, or even a late night quarrel. Defer all til Sunday if you can. The period from now til then is about organizing and researching.

November 18, 2008 A Fork in the Road

November 18, 2008 at 6:21 am | Posted in Astrology, Predictions | Comments Off on November 18, 2008 A Fork in the Road
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Today is all about a “fork in the road.” A Yod, or “finger of God,” exists with the Moon in Leo and the forks shown by Uranus in Pisces and Jupiter & Venus in Capricorn. Leo is about leadership. This day affects leaders more than others, but it also brings out the natural leadership in all of us.

The fork between Pisces and Capricorn will force us to choose between the idalistic and the practical. Uranus (aka Prometheus) is in Pisces and brings us innovations in areas of art, music, poetry, and similar areas. Capricorn is about practicality. Venus is about love & beauty, but Venus is also about finances and building the practical. Venus can be especially about farms. Jupiter is about growth and expansion, in this case in things Capricorn such as large corporations and corporate leadership.

The choice will be between idealistic innovation and practical focused growth. No matter which choice we make we can benefit, but either choice will, at some point, leave us wondering what might have happened had we considered the other path. Inconjuncts, from which yods are built, are characterized by dissatisfaction.

Water Signs: Pisces, Cancer & Scorpio will tend to choose the innovative today.  Some Cancerians, particularly those who have birthdays currently opposed by Jupiter or Venus might choose the practical route.

Earth Signs: Capricorn, Taurus, & Virgo will tend to opt for the practical path.  Some Virgos might choose the innovative path, particularly if their birthday is currently opposed by Uranus.

Air Signs: Neither Gemini nor Libra will like the choices presented, but Gemini will be most productive with the innovative and Libra with the practical.  Aquarius will face both decisions the same as Leo: essentially split 50/50.

Fire Signs: Aries, like leader, would be wise to pick the practical.  Leo, like Aquarius, will have a dead center 50/50 choice.  “Things” are complicated for Sadge.  Except for the handful of Sadge natives born on December 17th or later, I’d recommend the practical.  I’d be willing to bet that Steven Spielberg is working on some particularly interesting project at this time.

Choose as you may; tomorrow is a new day.

Monday November 17, 2008 Opportunity Abounds?

November 16, 2008 at 9:45 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Monday November 17, 2008 Opportunity Abounds?
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At UAC 1998, I saw the same lecture as Jim Shawvan. Jim has turned it into quite a treat while I simply “filed it away” mentally. The single thing I remember most about that lecture was how the moon could “performeth,” sometimes very well, during a void. Lee Lehman gave an example of a furniture store that she recommended open during a void. Contrary to what I would expect, or most of the audience for that matter, the store “performeth” rather well and had a large sale the afternoon it opened. ($40,000 in furniture to a single customer, if I recall.)

Lee, herself, gave credit to William Lily (a famous astrologer in the 1600’s who was arrested for predicting the Great Fire of London). Lilly famously said, that the Moon “performeth somewhat” at these times.

That said, although I love the story, I still don’t quite drink the Kool-Aid. I’m rather skittish about voids. I won’t belabor the point. But, what you think about Monday depends on who you believe. Moon is in Cancer, and void from about 8am EST to about 4pm EST (when it enters Leo).

Jim says the Opportunity Period continues (from Sunday) until about 3:30 EST. Personally, I don’t like voids and I would say to lay low and clean house (especially) on Monday. You, dear reader, get to pick.

But, before you do, consider these two things: (1) does WATER favor you personally? For the furniture store to make $40K, someone had to give it up. Was it a fair trade? I don’t know. If you find your strengths in Fire and Air, then this probably doesn’t favor you. (2) Void Cancer Moons are famous for causing bitter lasting resentments that lead to blood feuds. And, often these resentments are due to misunderstandings or miscommunications. Do you want to take the risk?

If you are in the UK or Europe, this doesn’t affect you until late afternoon or early evening. For you, this day could be especially productive, especially Moon Trine Sun. Moon Trine Sun is a very good time to lock down agreements, make relevant purchases, and so forth. But again, ask if water favors you. For Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, this time will favor you. For Aries, Leo, Sadge, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius, it may not. Especially, Aquarius.

Against all of this is Mercury Square Neptune. Both Scorpio and Aquarius may feel a bit rough this day. That leads me to add that this might tie into the Scorpio / Aquarius aspect that will re-ignite in February, as discussed in an earlier post.

(Okay, I know I contradicted myself about Scorpio.  Maybe we don’t really KNOW what happens with Scorpio today.  I think it is a good day, especially for them, to relax and take it easy.  This assumes, of course, that a Scorpio actually CAN take it easy.)

Those who overindulge in alcohol and drugs would be at risk with this Mercury Square Neptune aspect, as would those easily guiled by the scammers of the world. So, be careful if the deal is a bit TOO good to be true.

And, of course, Mercury / Neptune great favors the inspiration of poets, photographers, and movie makers.

Sunday November 16, 2008 Opportunity Abounds

November 16, 2008 at 3:49 am | Posted in Predictions | 2 Comments
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Most astrologers concentrate on what their readers want to hear.  I suppose that I should do that, but for a moment I won’t.  I’m going to complain that, for me personally, the energy has really been poop for about a week, and I think that will continue with Mars’ entrance into Sadge.  Okay, enough of that.

Mercury sextiles Uranus about 0130 EST, just after midnight EST.  For many, this will be a source of brainstorming although Mercury is in silent Scorpio so the brainstorm might be muted.  I think the police will have a “field day” tonight.  So, this is a good time to stay home and write down your ideas.

Jim Shawvan, in the Daily Planetary Guide, shows this as a prolonged “Opportunity Period.”  Moon in Cancer forms a Grand Water Trine with Mercury and Uranus.  Jupiter in Scorpio interacts now in what some call a “Kite.”  For at least some, today can be a day of immense prosperity.  I agree with Mr. Shawvan’s commentary that today is a day to use “intuition rather than logic to obtain sought after answers.”

2008 November 14 Mercury Square Chiron

November 13, 2008 at 2:55 pm | Posted in Predictions, Weekends | Comments Off on 2008 November 14 Mercury Square Chiron
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Friday’s energy is difficult to read.  Much happens, but we all get mixed signals.  Is it good or was it bad?

Mercury, in Scorpio, sqaures Chiron, in Aquarius.  Chiron continues to speak to injuries to the public and healing that must occur, usually through teaching the lesson to be learned.  Mercury, however, is in Scorpio; Scorpio is a rather unfavorable placement for Mercury.

Scorpio is associated with silence and secrets; Mercury is about communicating (and transporting).  I’d say that certain communications failures, or secrets, will present as an obstacle to healing that must occur.  Long term, Mercury will lose and the secrets will be revealed.  (At least some of them.)

What should you do?  Watch for chatter and saying things that you don’t mean or shouldn’t tell.  But, don’t make secrets or try to deceive others.  This is a time when diplomacy is essential.

Your secret might leak Friday evening, anyway, when Moon squares Uranus (revelations and accidents) in the sign of Pisces (the sign of disclosure of secrets).  This secret would leak through an inadvertent disclosure.  Since “Uranus” is really Prometheus, the Gods might find that the secret of Fire has been given to the humans.  If you are in a management position, you may not be able to withhold some of your secrets from the underlings any longer.

For the general public, look for startling revelations some time Friday night.

Full Moon of November 13, 2008

November 10, 2008 at 10:52 pm | Posted in Astrology, Lunations, Predictions | Comments Off on Full Moon of November 13, 2008
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If you live in the UK, then the Full Moon happens Thursday November 13th; that is also true for those on the east coast as well as those in Central Time zone in the U.S. Being in DFW, I view events from a Central Time viewpoint. This same event occurs on Wednesday the 12th for those in Pacific Time and points west.

A full moon with the Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Taurus happens once a year, but varies in precise location (in terms of degrees) from year to year.

This year the event occurs at 21 degrees, so if your Sun, Moon, or Ascendant is there then this is an important event for you. (Example: those with Aug 14th birthdays would be affected.)  Unsure if you have a 21 degree planet?  Try the free chart page at AstroLabe.

For President Obama, this most affects his Mars in Virgo at 22 degrees. I’ll offer that this Full Moon is about getting things done. Obama is a Solar Leo, and things Virgo tend to be things financial for Solar Leos. Bottom line: The President Elect needs to get as many things in place regarding the financial sector as soon as possible. After the Full Moon, “things” will change.

For the rest of us, the answers are found in three additional events: (1) Sun Sextile Saturn on Tuesday; (2) Venus conjuncts Pluto then enters Capricorn; and (3) Jupiter Sextiles Uranus. I suppose I could add (4) Sun Squares Neptune.

(1) Sun Sextile Saturn on Tuesday. This day is about getting things done. You’ll feel like working, and you should. Avoid the frivilous like the plague. Not the best day for you if your work involves anything “goofy.” Clowns should stay home. Artists and Writers should use this day to catch up on finances and paperwork; all of us should.

(2) Venus Conjuncts Pluto then enters Cap. Pluto, which is ordinarily malefic without any additional influence, continues to be atop of malefic part of Sagittarius. In a sense, this extra-malefic Pluto “poisons” dear Venus. This aspect perfects about 1am Eastern, midnight Central, 5am UK.

The earlier part of the day was a good thing to get things done, but this evening is a good time to hide unless you are a criminal or a cheat. Criminals and cheats will fare quite well this evening. If you are NOT a criminal, cheat, scammer, or liar, then secure your possessions and do NOT engage in any form of business this evening. Any “offers” that come your way this evening are almost certainly scams. Straight to the trash for them.

When is it safe to act again? I’d say Saturday afternoon through “about” 10pm Central on Sunday. This weekend will be a source of some AMAZING financial deals done on the golf course, family dinner, and other close & personal private gatherings.

(3) Jupiter Sextiles Uranus. This is a BIG and long term aspect that has been in the process of perfecting for a month or three depending on your point of view. It will exert similar influence for another month or three. More than a few Taureans, Virgos, and (ESPECIALLY) Capricorns are benefiting from this; water signs also to a lesser degree.

If you bought Big Oil (Scorpio) then you placed yourself in a position to make quite a bit of money. Prices were artifically high; now, they are almost certainly artificially low.

This is a major “lotto winner” aspect, but for many the Lotto won’t be a ticket bought at a convenience store. This may be the time to get into a educational program that you thought you couldn’t enter. Or, it may be a time to enter certain kinds of business (obviously the kind that benefits from a recession). If you don’t get the job done Monday or Tuesday (or maybe Wednesday), then shoot for the Saturday / Sunday period described above.

(4) Sun Squares Neptune. All good things come to an end. Sun Squares Neptune is death to many activities and events. Neptune is associated with illness, and I’ve seen myself get a bug around this kind of aspect. This happens Thursday morning after the Full Moon (afternoon for UK), and it brings to an end everything described in 1, 2, & 3, above. Of course, #3 is very long term, so other opportunities will open. But for THIS Full Moon, the Sun Square Neptune aspect kills the ability to get things done for most of us.

Exceptions exist, of course. Some scientific researchers, if their research isn’t contaminated or spoiled under this aspect, may make breakthroughs. Actually, the BIGGEST breakthroughs maybe if the research *IS* contaminated. After all, that is how Fleming discovered Penicillin. (Penicillin mold contaminated his petri dish and killed his bacterial cultures.) Ditto for the Stickie Note. So, pay attention. That Thursday disaster may have a brilliant solution to a larger problem hidden within it.

One footnote: look for the events of this Full Moon to resurface circa July 21st of 2010.

Post Election Hangover of November 2008

November 7, 2008 at 11:32 am | Posted in Astrology, Editorial, Predictions | 1 Comment
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Describing the energy of November 5, 6, & 7 has been difficult. Then, this video from The Onion was released. This says it far better than I can. (But, November 8th and points forward “things” start changing again.)

Presidential Election Analysis November 2008 (Part 2)

November 5, 2008 at 3:18 am | Posted in Astrology, Predictions | Comments Off on Presidential Election Analysis November 2008 (Part 2)

I was wrong.  I said that, with Moon v/c, we wouldn’t get a “clean” result.  But, we did.  McCain conceded.

I stick by the rest of it, though.  Much weirdness is yet to follow.  Wednesday, November 5th will be a “feel good day.”  (Assuming such a thing exists in Scorpio.)

November 6th and 7th prepare us for the Quarter Day of November 8th.  (Discussed earlier in this blog.)  November 8th will be a turning point for many.  Open your eyes, and you’ll see it for yourself.

By Monday the “party” will be over, and the “Party” will be getting started.  If you asked for change, then prepare to expect the unexpected.

Presidential Election Analysis November 2008 (Part 1)

November 4, 2008 at 11:34 am | Posted in Astrology, Editorial, Predictions | Comments Off on Presidential Election Analysis November 2008 (Part 1)
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Others have written excellent analysis of what is coming to pass.  Can I add any more to the astrologers and non-astrologers alike.  I doubt it.  So, let me pause for a moment before I bang my head against the wall stating the obvious.

As I write this, the American election for the Presidency of the United States is happening.  Obama has a strong lead against McCain.  Without taking sides, I will state that Obama will almost certainly “win.”  My estimate is he wins by 7 to 9 points.

But, it won’t be clean, and it won’t play out at all as others anticipate.  The “long term” will be radically different from the delusions held by some, perhaps many, of us.

That’s one of the big messages today.  As in 2000, the moon is v/c for almost the entire election.  That means we don’t get a “real” answer to our question despite the fact that a once every fourteen years opposition between Saturn and Uranus perfects.  Venus almost perfectly square both (having perfected those aspects yesterday, Monday, November 3rd), and the combination form a huge, and important T-Square.  We’ll discuss that in more detail in other posts.

The message of the day is simple: we are at a turning point.  Okay, EVERYone else has said that.  But, what kind of turning point?  Easy: Saturn is old values and structures and Prometheus, er, Uranus, is the light-bringer of new ideas that sometimes tear down old structures.  Venus (values) is caught in the middle.  Might be astrology, might be “fate,” but the stars are saying “free will” here.

Just in case we are unclear, that’s another side to the void.  We ARE free to choose; the stars will not speak except to say that debt and work (both Virgo and Pluto are about both issues) will (continue) to be key issues.

This election is about one thing only: the conflict between what okd, longly held, dreams we are truly willing to work and save for, and what worthless delusions we are willing to pursue with ever increasing debt.

Nothing is certain except Death and Taxes.  Expect more of the latter.

Sunday, November 2, 2008 A Fuzzy Day

November 1, 2008 at 1:48 pm | Posted in Predictions, Retrogrades, Weekends | 1 Comment
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The Party’s Over

Daily Savings Time ends for many. Neptune has or is stationing direct, and Neptune is all about fuzziness. On the bad side, it is the kind of fuzziness that gets drunk drivers into very bad accidents. Please do be careful tonight if you are continuing to party.

If you use Stumbleupon, you’ll just notice even less sleep than usual. Time to take a nap for you!

Photoshop and the Vaseline Lens

On the good side, “Neptune Direct” is the photographer’s filters that “help” older models and actresses to show fewer lines.

Uranus (electronics, computers, software) cotinues to reside in Pisces, so it influences things Neptune. (12th House = Pisces = Neptune; they are all different faces of the same thing). So, today, it isn’t Vaseline on the lens anymore; it is “Photoshop.” (The Vaseline was much cheaper and easier to use, wasn’t it?)

I suppose it would be extraordinarily inappropriate of me to mention any political candidates here. So, I won’t mention McCain, Palin, Obama, Biden, or the Clintons as possible consumers of the old vaseline lens trick. (Can you Photoshop video?)

You know the old saying “seeing is believing”? No longer true with Neptune and the child of Uranus in Pisces (Photoshop):

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