Obama's Underground Railroad
Well it looks like folks are getting on board. While all the surface drama has been progressing ...... the campaign has built one of the mightiest underground operations in the history of American politics. The state of California has practically moved into Nevada to register voters, for starters. Participants on all levels are in motion and the leaders have been trained in the techniques of community organizing nationwide. Saturn in Virgo is facilitating this tremendously, with a useful trine to Jupiter in Capricorn. It started in Chicago.
~When Obama arrived, black voter registration and turnout in Chicago were at their lowest points since record-keeping began. Over the course of a few months, Obama recruited staff and volunteers from black churches and community groups and helped train 700 deputy registrars. He put together a fundraising committee chaired by white politicos and black business leaders, and saturated black radio with ads declaring, "It's a power thing."The Underground Railroad that carried American slaves to freedom operated from 1810 to 1850 and it was an amazing organization with all kinds of inventive communication techniques. It began with Saturn and Neptune conjunct in Sagittarius, trine Jupiter in Aries, expanding boundaries and imbued with inspiration and courage. In the last years Neptune was in Aquarius where it is today. The invisible traveling patterns and collective vision seem to fit the conclusion of this mission. Pluto started in Pisces and then went into Aries, describing a thrust out of confinement. In many ways I feel that this is a liberating moment, too, though certainly not of the same magnitude.
Overall, the drive added an estimated 150,000 voters and, though nonpartisan, helped elect Carol Moseley Braun as the first black woman ever to serve in the US Senate. It was, says Newman, "the most successful voter-registration effort in Chicago history." ~
He's a working machine. That's for sure.
Cumbres & Toltec RR, Colorado, Curt Bianchi