A Nation's Sorrow
A frequent response to Senator Obama's speeches is crying which inevitably occurs with his audience. He taps into public feeling with his Venus in Cancer, and with transiting Pluto opposite, the effect has been magnified. Venus is also trine his Neptune in Scorpio adding the collective factor and greatly increasing the emotion. Senator Clinton, a Scorpio ruled by Pluto, is a cosmic agent in this emotional interplay currently. She is represented by Pluto in opposition to his Venus. Clinton attacks, the people join to protect Obama, the emotion swells. Pain builds. Fear peaks. Words are spoken. Collective sadness is released. And happiness.
A mystique has always existed around one of the premier political families in American politics .... the Kennedys. Their representatives embodied the country's hopes, but there was also disappointment along with the tragic endings. Camelot never materialized and now we know it might not. People still cling to the memories in hopes that they can believe in leaders like they once did, but the realities of the last administrations leave us disappointed. War weary, economically unsure, emotionally drained, and intellectually bereft, the country still has a vision quest that breathes. No human leaders can really deliver the goods by themselves in the end. The wisdom to foresee the shortcomings in those we select is a useful trait. As is the sense to use their skills and attributes. I think Robert Kennedy was the most loved, and here on the bridge between Sagittarius and Capricorn, the illness of Ted combined with the potent reminder of Robert's murder on its anniversary have evoked strong feelings in the populace. No coincidence that it's happening just as the primary season ends and Obama is set to be officially presumptively nominated, bringing to fruition some of the work the Kennedys did before him. It's a common human characteristic that optimism always returns, guarded as it might be with the recognition of human failure. The return of Pluto to Sagittarius is the finale of this awakened belief, handy for the years of practical work ahead in Capricorn. The daily grind of earth. As Pluto comes into Capricorn and heads for the first Pluto return in USA history, questions are being raised and ideals are being revisited. The government is preparing for transformation as the young nation starts to come of age. Cardinal times (Aries-Capricorn) are times of forward motion. Times of action. Now don't hold your breath waiting for the emotion to calm down just yet. A few days after Pluto crosses into Sagittarius on June 15, he will be met by a Full Moon, just plumping herself up in this excitable sign. Moon and Pluto anyone? Cancer and Scorpio? Jupiter? Maybe a thick convoluted intellectual book would be a good escape. I'm through crying. It closes up my sinuses.