Candice Kashani graduated from law school debt-free this spring, thanks to a modern twist on an age-old arrangement. During her first year, she faced tuition and expenses that ran nearly $50,000, even after a scholarship. So she decided to check out a dating website that connected women looking for financial help with men willing to provide it, in exchange for companionship and sex — a "sugar daddy" relationship as they are known. Now, almost three years and several sugar daddies later, Kashani is set to graduate from Villanova University free and clear, while some of her peers are burdened with six-digit debts. Kashani believes such sites are a "great resource" for young women, but others say these arrangements smack of prostitution and take advantage of women in a vulnerable situation. May 29 http://bigstory.ap.org/2068103df01640e689027a805262c4d2
This story was published by Associated Press, New York. For our purpose here, we begin with the current Aries Ingress chart for New York. Notice that the chart has a prominent T-square on the angles and is, therefore, significant for the place. Let us look at the elements of the T-square to build up the news.
Venus/Jupiter often indicates relationships (Venus) with rich and wealthy helpers (Jupiter). Liz Greene allies Saturn/Venus contacts with prostitution, and if we are not being too literal with this interpretation it becomes clear that Saturn/Venus contacts can not only mean sex with an older person but also use sex to promote career interests . Promiscuous behaviour is also associated with Venus/Saturn aspects in Ptolemy's view, whilst Venus/Mars aspects warn of 'an abundance of lust' . Mars/Neptune aspect can make one vulnerable to vampires.
Venus and Neptune are placed among the stars in the Waters flowing from Urn of Aquarius into the mouth of the “thirsty” fish. This image symbolizes the urge to help those in need. But with Venus/Neptune opposite Jupiter, in its lower expression it can indicate those who in the garb of helping someone are actually using them.
If now we progress the Ingress chart to May 29, the date of the news, notice that the progressed MC conjoins Mars, thereby triggering the entire T-square and presenting us its issues in the form of an event.
But as always, there can be smaller transits closer to the date that indicate the same event. On May 30, Venus completes a semi-square aspect with Uranus (unconventional relationships). A chart for the exact aspect drawn for New York brings the same planetary actors Venus-Jupiter-Saturn-Neptune into prominence on the angles so that the message of the Ingress chart resonates here too. In addition Uranus is in the 5th house (young people) in aspect to Sun, ruler of the 9th (universities), along with Venus in Gemini (students). Uranus is conjunct stars of King Cepheus and his chained daughter Andromeda. Diana Rosenberg writes, “with any combination of stars of Andromeda and Cepheus, there are often father-daughter issues, including (in a few cases) possible incest”. While “sugar daddies” are not biological fathers we understand what that means in our present context.