The Plot Smokes and Thickens
Yesterday we talked about Venus in Aquarius and Uranian relationships. This has special significance because of the coming Pluto opposition to USA Venus which will also square Uranus in Aries, and at the same time Neptune in Aquarius transits the Moon. It does look like the cultural attitudes of and toward women and relationship could be scheduled for change. The new First Couple fits into this pattern perfectly.
Barack has Uranus close to the cusp of the 7th house of marriage, and the South Node in Aquarius in the first. He's extremely independent. Pluto in his 7th, however, is the opposite. He's learning to come in from the cold this lifetime and embrace merging and bonding. Michelle has Moon, Venus, and Saturn in Aquarius, also very independent. Because of the SN in the first, he's most comfortable alone, but destiny has some interesting plans for him regarding relationships. It probably won't come easily as he yearns to return to his known South Node and escape the many conflicting magnets around him.
When the couple met, Michelle wanted nothing to do with him romantically, but she changed her mind. They married. When he first started to rise politically, he neglected her, she protested, and they entered a rough patch in their marriage. They worked it out. When he became a US Senator, he took an apartment in DC which she refused to stay in. She preferred hotels. When he campaigned for president, they were separated again and now they are euphoric at the thought of being under the same roof. But how together will they be, given their natural tendency to stay aloof?
So in comes Pluto to oppose his Venus and the pull begins. Venus is in his 5th so his daughters are involved. Jupiter is coming into Aquarius, Neptune remains there, and the South Node still has a way to go. The pull goes in both directions. Then there's a 29 Scorpio Moon in the inaugural chart exactly on his Midheaven squaring his 1st and 7th nodes. So the deep draw of career is the focal point of the conflict. I've mentioned the multitudes of Scorpio women around who also have parts to play, and not to forget his grandmother who died in such a timely fashion, also a Scorpio.
With Pluto in the 7th, the man eventually should give up his isolation to an extent and it's impossible to say how difficult it will be. Uranus remains on the descendant. He seemed happiest on the campaign trail alone with the collective, but he needs people in order to realize his ambitions and reach his goals. Probably the more the people take things into their own hands the better he'll be able to balance the crowd's desires. But what does this mean for the country?
The last time Pluto transited US Venus and Jupiter, the flappers came in with a Uranus trine in Pisces. The movement reached its height with Uranus in Aries, then when Uranus in Taurus came with economic difficulties, the high spirits declined and the flappers disappeared.
Venus in Cancer, along with Jupiter, is a rather traditional family oriented relationship model and most of the First Ladies I've seen have been obedient wives and mothers. The exception was when Uranus was in Aries and Eleanor Roosevelt became one of the most active and influential wives ever, breaking the traditional mold right after the flapper decline. The Obamas appear to be a very conservative couple but with all the Uranian aspects, I tend to doubt that. I've noticed that people are not yet comfortable with Michelle. She really is quite different. But still her husband has staid Venus in Cancer, so they aren't too far from the norm. The interesting thing will be how this country reacts to the transits with a history of going wild at times and breaking with tradition. There's always the Aquarian Moon to consider and the pioneering past of American women who made it alone on the frontier.
There is so much Saturn-Uranus energy in store for the next years and the changes simply can't be predicted, but as a Venus-Uranus lover myself, I could use some free spirits. First the Plutonian-Venusian inner workings will have to complete their jobs, but hopefully, the first couple, and the country, will get to dance and maybe have a few drinks. Let loose a little bit. Night clubs do well during depressions, so I should be able to find a job. I'll buy you a drink if you lose yours. Of course with Pluto in Capricorn this time, the women might be too busy professionally for excessively wild liberation. Driving an automobile in 1920 whilst smoking cigarettes was almost a little too far.
Eruption of Mt.Pintube,Philippines,1991