Tuesday, June 03, 2008

That Curious Minneapolis Bridge

Once again Minneapolis is in the news, or neighboring St. Paul, and one can't think of Minneapolis these days without thinking of her collapsed bridge now being rebuilt. Is it cosmic? Wouldn't surprise me.
Senator Obama has decided to acknowledge his nomination right there, in the exact spot the Republicans are holding their own nominating convention. Hmmmm. The nerve of the upstart claiming the territory, framing the debate, as they say, and leaving his vibes in the Excel energy center. This relative stranger who possesses no doubt that he's going to be the next president of the United States of America, as he likes to call it. Of course, he could be paving the way to the promised coalition with his adversaries. Who knows?
He'll be delivering his victory speech tonight and wouldn't you know it? It's the new Moon in Gemini, the sign of speech and communication. New directions is the theme, I understand, and Mercury is retrograde in Gemini for a reverse look, coupled with Uranus and all his wild cards. Mars is under the influence as well.
But even of further interest is the coming full moon conjunct Pluto just back in Sagittarius..... the bridge we've been so diligently trying to cross. Could this Minnesota bridge symbolize a greater crossing? Say one into the 21st century for example. A new frontier, considering Uranus soon in Aries. You can't keep Mars in the house. And you can't keep his ice a secret.
Well, St. Paul has Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto in Aries. That ought to get it kick started. Even the bridge itself is a bridge between the cities, if I'm not mistaken. And their personalities are quite different. I must say, this Saturn-Uranus election is quite out of the ordinary. Lots of education involved. That leads me to believe that we are as a whole in an unusual place, on a bridge if you will. Under construction.


Anonymous Joe said...

You know, it's funny. I almost said yesterday in response to your previous post that I keep feeling like I'm waiting to exhale.

A greater crossing, to be true. And that bridge has so many aspects to it. Remember the chart for the time and date of the collapse? For another thing, the Rapture crowd has been claiming the collapse as one of the signs of their apocalypse, amid rumors of a transnational superhighway running from Canada to Mexico. The 35W bridge would be part of that route.

On a bridge, indeed. Maybe that's why I feel like I'm holding my breath, til we get to the other side. I don't want to look down.

3/6/08 8:04 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Don't look down! There's debris floating around waiting to go out to sea.

I didn't know the rapture tea party was using the bridge collapse. I'm going to check out the chart again.

Breathing. Gemini. Maybe this lunation will move us beyond the perceived impasse. A lot of verbal garbage has been spilling. Speeches, words. Important?

3/6/08 1:48 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Or purging? Isn't that Pluto's domain? You said the next full Moon is conj Pluto.

BTW I don't have a source link for the Rapturistas and their Highway 35 fantasies, just something I remember reading awhile back.

3/6/08 2:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yup. Purging. The next two weeks are going to contain a lot of euphoria as the Full Moon heads for Pluto in Sadge. One by one people will start to realize the magnitude of this event.

I think the main purging came during he campaign, a necessary step to get here. Man, it was painful. But the dues are paid and the next campaign will have Pluto all the way in Sagittarius. Joy, sorrow, hope, fear, jubilation, love of life all pouring out. Exciting moment. We were chosen to be here now. To be a part of it. Responsible for it.

3/6/08 2:45 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The full moon and outpouring of emotion was simple to read. Sagittarius in its purity is the flame that leaps upward with no restraint, which is why it's associated with ecstatic religious experience. Even if we can't perceive the godfigure, the larger than life aspect helps us release ourselves from the interpersonal bondage of Scorpio into the cosmic dimension. So "God" really does serve a purpose. Toxins are purged this way, the flip side of hateful extremism. The full moon is the height of emotional expression, so you can imagine. Amazing that the two meet just now.

The next weeks are going to see a release you can't believe. Gemini, words, and much journalistic madness. It's going to be hard to put the extent of feeling into words, but we'll try.

3/6/08 2:55 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Even if we can't perceive the godfigure, the larger than life aspect helps us release ourselves from the interpersonal bondage of Scorpio into the cosmic dimension.

Pure poetry, jm! omg. I will have to remember this one for sure. I'm really glad now that that little purple envelope is winging its way west. ;o)

3/6/08 3:11 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Oh joe. Thank you so very much. The emotion is starting! No need to fasten the seat belts. They'll be useless at this point.

3/6/08 3:18 PM  
Anonymous -pd- said...

For fuller symbolic import, bear in mind that St. Paul and Minneapolis are on the Mississippi River, the great waterway that separates east from west, the greatest watershed on the continent. St. Paul arose because it was at the head of navigation, Minneapolis (originally St. Anthony) at the only falls of significance along the whole length of the river. So this is a watershed place and time.
And then there's the Christian significance of St. Paul for the Republican gathering at the wrapup of Pluto in Sagittarius.
A friend of mine mentioned over the weekend that he and his wife are reading -- they read aloud to each other -- Team of Rivals, about Lincoln's cabinet. And it seems to me that the Lincolnesque Obama will likely and of necessity have something similar.

4/6/08 6:26 AM  
Anonymous -pd- said...

"Even the bridge itself is a bridge between the cities, if I'm not mistaken."
Sorry, jm, but it's a common misconception. The bridge crosses between two sections of Minneapolis, although Minneapolis is mostly on the west side of the river, St. Paul mostly on the east.
The former is typically experienced as having more of a western feel (along with more gun violence), the latter often described as "the last eastern city."

4/6/08 6:31 AM  
Anonymous -pd- said...

Meanwhile, other bridges are closing:

Minnesota transportation officials abruptly shut down yet another bridge over the Mississippi River Tuesday evening.

State officials closed the Hwy. 43 bridge at Winona for at least several weeks after an inspectors discovered corrosion and holes in the 67-year-old bridge's gusset plates, said Khani Sahebjam, deputy commissioner and chief engineer for the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The inability to use the bridge, a vital regional link between Minnesota and Wisconsin, will be a major nuisance for those living in the southeastern corner of the state. Without it, river-crossing commuters will face 70 to 105 miles of extra driving per day via other bridges south or north of Winona.
The closing is the latest example of the state's increased vigilance on aging bridges in the aftermath of last year's collapse of the Interstate 35W collapse in Minneapolis.

4/6/08 6:40 AM  
Blogger jm said...

I was going to post on the other bridges, pd! The plot thickens.
aging bridges

Your information is fascinating. I hadn't thought of the St. Paul connection and it really ties in with what I'm getting about this transit. I'm suddenly very interested in the Republican convention. I was hoping the bridges meant that the party could successfully rebuild.

You are so right about the Miss. River separation. When I travel by train I get a powerful feeling there.

So this is a watershed place and time.

Indeed. Lots of bridges to rebuild in the world, too.

I agree with you that Obama is most like Lincoln. His administration is going to be unusually diverse. I also think it's going to be shocking to see how many Republicans vote for him.

4/6/08 3:16 PM  

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