A Drugged Society
Mars in Gemini
The second Saturn-Uranus opposition is here and resistance to control is reaching another peak. The adulation of the new authority figure in the United States is manic in its excessiveness, and this appears to be masking an underlying despair and discontent with government, a feeling that's being expressed worldwide. It matters not who occupies the position of power, the rebellion is sensed pervasively.
The Saturn-Uranus oppositions are preparations for the Uranus-Pluto squares ahead and the assertion of strength by the people has nothing to do with the ruling personalities, and will not be spearheaded nor ultimately prevented by any of them. It's deep in the loins of the body politic seeking voice and expression.
After years of maniacal shopping, shockingly widespread anti-depressant use, and television, movie, and computer addiction, the American public reached a zenith of stupor of rather immense proportion, and is once again avoiding a pressing reality. Common to all humans is selective perception - you hear and believe what you want to believe, especially with Mars in Gemini square Neptune in this fantasy dependent country. The cover is probably a necessary mechanism that clouds realities until they are ready to be seen. The presence of Saturn in discerning Virgo is useful for the latter.
In the history of the United States, usage of mind altering substances always starts out legal, even considered panaceas for people's ills. Every one has begun with broad acceptance, then moved to restriction, and finally ended with illegalization.
Could it be the same for the latest drug? The mesmerizing Neptune in Scorpio leader, with a clever, persuasive Moon in Gemini square Pluto? No doubt the high has successfully numbed the underlying pain, but most of the time, increased dosage is required for the effect to be maintained. Perhaps as the transits unfold, unaltered reality will become acceptable. For some, even preferred, as they grow increasingly immune to the narcotic effects.
I discussed earlier the setup for escapism and mythical confusion the country has and she's come to an interesting point. The long Saturn station quincunx Neptune continues and now Uranus is in exact opposition square US Mars in Gemini. Not surprising that the illusions of a savior coming to the rescue are dominating. Very Piscean. Very Mars. The fantasy grip is increasing as Uranus approaches the climax of the seven year transit of this dreamy sign and goes into entirely new and challenging territory.
The promise of war was completely ignored by the entranced listeners while the nation's Mars in Gemini was under the influence, carried afar in rapturous harmony with the words. As Uranus nears the end, it will cross the 29 Pisces of the Iraq invasion chart with questions, I'm sure, about the continuation of belligerence and degrading low level wars. The rebellion against authority often includes anti-war protest, but no matter what the complaints, the growing dissatisfaction with ruling powers is headed for concrete form.
There is one more exact aspect between the two with Uranus still in hazy Pisces, but after that, the last one occurs at 0 Aries square Pluto and opposite Saturn at 0 Libra. War and peace, government, police, society, and all authoritative bodies engaged in a drama filled with action, tension, and possibly even restraint. Departure from the stable status quo is scheduled in a long series of fractures and adjustments, going beyond the confines that people have been accustomed to. Where the leaders land is anyone's guess as the people awaken from their narcosis and realize they're here.