Taxes and Tea Parties
The English government was still in debt from the war it had fought against France and felt the colonies should help pay the cost. England raised taxes in America to get the money, but Patriot leaders were against any internal tax they did not consent to. One of the taxes that England raised was on tea imported into the American Colonies. Some were opposed to the tax and issued this as a protest, one of the preliminary events leading up to the Revolutionary War and the coming independence of the United States of America.
A good tax structure is essential to the health of any society. In smaller aggregates, people practice reciprocity, knowing that everyone must give in order for peace and well-being to prevail. In some cases, sharing is rewarded and considered a sign of prestige. The British Empire was notorious for unfair taxation and the colonists revolted. But here we are again - it's staring us in the face as the new appointees to the executive cabinet have an alarming number of tax evaders among them. The populace stays paralyzed watching the face of the dazzling American Idol like star struck pre-pubescents. The US tax structure is in deep decay as the rich find loopholes, tax shelters, or avoid paying them altogether. A fair solution does not seem to be on the horizon at present. More and more is being asked of the average taxpayer with less and less compensation.
The rather hypocritical new president promised a great day dawning in DC with Main Street the beneficiary as the old corrupt participants were shown the way out. In condescending fashion, he tells his subjects that the criminals are now forgiven. That they just made some little mistakes, and he goes on to reward them with plum jobs leading the government, making a mockery of the hard-working, honest, tax-paying citizens of the nation. All of this is part of Pluto's beginnings in Capricorn, and the connections to the Tea Party were striking, so I decided to take a look. Very interesting. Something in the collective psyche is registering the facts, I'm sure.
On December 16th, The Moon and Venus were conjunct at 3 and 10 degrees Aquarius, where Jupiter, the North Node, and the Sun are now. Pluto was at 21 Capricorn. Mercury and Mars were at 4 Capricorn, exactly opposite the midpoint of the Venus-Jupiter conjunction in Cancer and where Pluto will be shortly.
Saturn and Neptune were conjunct in Virgo, just where Saturn is now on USA Neptune square Mars and exactly where the current Saturn-Uranus opposition is taking place. And most interesting was Jupiter just in Aries at the 0 degree.
The same Capricorn-Aquarius dilemma, with 0 Aries as the trigger, is spelled out as the country struggles against a corrupt unjust government, and even though the garden path is being enjoyed temporarily under the influence of Neptune, the truth of the inequity in our tax structure remains. If the citizens are ever to solve their financial troubles, a complete reform of the system is necessary. How far will it go before the resistance comes? When bailouts to the banks for bonuses and tax havens are extracted from the population, plus when give-aways in the stimulus occur and exclusions for the tax evaders are inherent -- one wonders. One thing is certain. As long as people turn a blind eye, the theft will continue, and possibly the economic ruin. Pluto is being kind by making it so obvious. I wouldn't count on his continued benevolence if his warnings are not heeded.