Death, Rebirth, and the Great River
There once was a very holy king, called Bhagiratha, who worshipped the god, Shiva. The king begged Shiva to let the Ganges fall to Earth to bring his dead ancestors back to life. Shiva agreed but he knew the Earth would shatter under the water's great weight. So he caught the river in his long tangled hair and let it trickle down gently to the Himalayas. The king led the water from the mountains, right across India to the sea and down into the land of the dead. There its sacred waters touched the ashes of his ancestors and brought them back to life.
Ganga Ma - Mother Ganges, as Hindus revere the river - is the heart of India and the Hindu faith, one of the world's oldest religions. The waters and its tributaries mean life itself for the hundreds of millions of Indians who live in the Ganges Basin. At the bottom of the muddy river the people burn their dead in purification rituals, but at the top, from the source in Gangotri, the water runs clear and pure, the sweetest liquid you've ever tasted. I lived on it for three months in an ashram one year way back then.
Poor Obama has gone fishing in the sewer for his cabinet and he's gotten some ripe pickins. He's under pressure, in a BIG hurry, and caught in destiny's web. With Pluto newly in Capricorn, I can imagine the power struggles escalating to new heights in the government, especially within the Democratic Party. The present incarnation is also scheduled for demolition just as the Republican Party recently was. In the next few years he's going to find out which of these rats are his allies, and which are his rivals on his famous "team." He has enemies everywhere, both open and hidden. One day he'll be glad we the people bought a big piece of him.
Already those who aren't playing right are being eliminated with authoritarian force. The shiny new A-team is coming in. But many surprises are in store as those who think they have their hands clutching the reins of power now are going to find out where they really stand. Hard lessons are ahead for the mighty and corrupt, especially in several years when Saturn gets into Scorpio and forms a mutual reception with Pluto in Capricorn. There is an unusually high number of Scorpio planets in the charts of his sewer friends.
The incoming president has Saturn and Jupiter in the 12th house and he's a behind-the-scenes executive with a Scorpio Midheaven. Power plays, intrigue, secrets, jealousies, and betrayals as well as the potential for great creative achievement and transformation are possibilities. All of these things will likely happen. The Scorpio planets of others around his MC can help but this amount is excessive.
No wonder. The guy has a Moon-Pluto square indicating power struggles with women, and a whopping Pluto in the 7th house of relationships, meaning power struggles with just about everyone. His little National Security harem is really going to be a doozy as they seek each other's veins while Pluto opposes his Venus by transit. Unless there's some quirk of fate the control games are going to be immense and the agonizing competition for his attention and loyalty along with their individual quests for significance, will probably fall short of fun. Some are going to get creamed. His trusty detachment will probably fail him as he gets lured into his own Plutonian machinations. Those who think they're in the driver's seat at the moment are going to be unpleasantly awakened. Diplomacy doesn't really show up in these charts for some odd reason. Well I hope we're secure anyway. Foreign affairs might have to go on automatic pilot while these unhappy home affairs unfold. "Why do we always have to be so dysfunctional?" she asks her brother once again. Hopefully Pluto opposite our Cancer stellium will answer a few of these questions. It would work well if the chief executive can use the friction for energy and if Pluto has purification in mind being the good guy we know he really is. Sewers have their purpose but one doesn't want to linger too long.
The country, herself, is getting a Pluto-Venus opposition during this steamy time so the question of the female model is sure to be raised. Do we want a sex goddess, a testicular imitator, a Pulitzer Prize winner, a charming, agreeable lady? So many decisions.
With Pluto at the helm I don't expect this incoming Clinton administration to last. More like a reckoning is ahead. I think Pluto must be laughing, even dancing right now. Escape? LOL! ROFL!! The sins of the forefathers. Some of these criminals will be seeking redemption once Pluto gets plumbing, some won't. Some will be getting it, some won't. Some of them might have an inkling of conscience. Anything's possible. Capricorn could bring out the guilt which should be down there in copious amounts. Ruining countries eventually reaps payback. I'll be looking for a cabinet-maker with fresh non worm-infested wood and an environmentally safe varnish. A citizen can still dream. Change I can still believe in.
Photo#1:Varanasi,India. Photo#2:mudflat remains of the Colorado River Basin:Annie Griffins Belt Photo#3:Chad Ehlers