Is the Crisis Waning?
For all you political enthusiasts, last week was highly interesting. Here are some of the astro-details.
The on-going financial crisis reached a curious spot yesterday. A Moon in Taurus, the sign of petty cash, came in to aspect with Jupiter and Saturn forming a grand earth trine. The Sun in Virgo was involved too, and an emergency fix was drawn. Because of the trine I'm led to believe that this will work temporarily and the panic served its purpose. To shock the public into awareness, as Uranus likes to do. The realization that the country has deep underlying problems and that transition is the necessary remedy seems to be grasped. But nothing can really be done until the next administration gets into office and gets to work. There's symbolism in the talk of tearing down the walls of Wall Street that separate business from Main Street as Pluto goes into Capricorn and changes boundaries.
The Full Moon landed on McCain's Uranus transit to his Saturn in Pisces and the disintegration continues. I expect now that people will start to feel sorry for him, one of the side effects of Pisces. There's no doubt he's a tragic figure. But for the Piscean Saturn it's all in the game. The drama is part of the decision being made around the Pisces-Virgo opposition. Should one choose the healthy route? Maybe at this point there is no choice.
And yet another interesting thing just happened. I mentioned before the long station of the North Node on Obama's Aquarian ascendant, which started on July 4th. Yesterday it ended and moved on to the 19th degree. Through all of the turbulence, Obama has stayed steady as if directing a vessel through a storm - two conventions, two hurricanes, and more - so I think people are getting a glimpse of his capability, and are developing trust in his leadership. He especially rose to the occasion during the last couple of days, appearing to be the only leader in the room, the previous one vacationing in Absentia. A big test. In addition, it seems to be closing the long period where Obama was accused of being "not of the people," also curious considering his South Node, ascendant and Jupiter in Aquarius. I think his integration with the collective has been finalized.
Things will remain jumpy in view of the shaky spot the nation is still in, but a turn in the direction of the campaign seems to be permanent. It's getting serious now, and the hard work of the Pluto in Capricorn transit is close at hand. The panic will undoubtedly rise again, what with the traditional October surprise and whatever machinations the so-called powerful ones have planned, but this is a good test of faith and confidence with Pluto ending in the 29th degree.
The future isn't what somebody else tells us it is.
The future is what we decide it's going to be.