The Game Proceeds
I find the whole unfolding Caroline Kennedy saga to be rather depressing. Not just that she's being considered (in the press if not elsewhere), but that she's running a public campaign which involves reaching out to elites. The whole thing is just weird and feeds into the politics as personality soap opera that the press loves to focus on.We actually do have real problems as a nation but this interpersonal angst can be expected with Moon at 29 in the Inaugural in the 7th house and the plethora of Scorpio ladies entering the inner sanctum, or thinking they are. Plus the Pluto-Venus oppositions I've talked about. Meanwhile, Mars is in Capricorn in the Inaugural and the fight against the system is wasting no time getting started ...
And so the "Open for Questions" feature at the Change.Gov website proved to be an insulting mockery of the 20,000 members of his base that crafted 10,000 questions and voted them up or down.This response to the questionnaire from Al Giordano expresses perfectly the building resentment against the establishment that is percolating. The youth, who responded to the queries enthusiastically, also supported the new president with historic enthusiasm and that part is good. It got them engaged. But they also have concerns that need to be addressed, and some good ideas, too, and this first step to communicate with them ending in this belittling manner could either fire them up further or it could cause them to return to their apathy. With Uranus coming into Aries representing the new and young, I'm going to assume that the former will take place. Of course, the cards fall where they will.
The Transition Team says it is looking forward to "round two." But who in their right minds would continue to participate in a process that in the first round proved insulting and fraudulent and completely out of sync with the tone and pledges of a more open and transparent government? On this, Mr. President-elect - and from one that has defended you and even some of your appointments that didn't make me cheer on the basis that the governance hasn't begun yet - you and your staff get an "F."
The new executive's tragedy is his Saturn in Capricorn and South Node in Aquarius getting him stuck in an oppressive outmoded system repeating his destiny with the collective, and thus he has no choice at the moment. That's later. Some saw the incoming cabinet line up and knew we were in Pluto in Capricorn trouble. He's much better when he shines from above with his North Node in Leo, but I'll elaborate a little bit later as well, counting on the fact that I'll get it together and do that node. The South Node is in Leo in the Inaugural so it will be awhile before things shimmer as they did during the campaign. Even then it was always quickly eclipsed. There's time, though, and this is the mere beginning.
For now, the stage is being readied for the Aries-Capricorn battle. That is, if the daily soap opera could be condensed into a smaller time slot.
Illustration:Candyland:Chris Van Allsburg