Wealth in 21st Century America
It was a typical beautiful sunny day in Denver, where I happily reside, until Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Just then a high wind suddenly came raging through (you can verify in weather records). I got agitated and a headache followed, but shortly after the calm returned as if nothing had happened. I normally don't put much stock in event charts, but under the circumstances, I checked this one out. It is astonishing. The chart is drawn for February 17, 1:23 PM, Denver, Colorado.
The wind can be seen in the Aquarius stellium, including Mars conjunct Jupiter, in the eighth house of shared wealth. Where it blows, who knows? Wind can seem erratic and confusing. Adding to the fascination is the Saturn-Uranus opposition placed almost exactly on the meridian, Uranus being the ruler of the eighth. I can't quite believe how much this message is repeating. The turbulence tells me that the building agitation in the populace will serve an important purpose in our collective development, and the wind in Pisces at the midheaven shows a haphazard distribution and continuing chaos. At any rate, the conflict between the established interests and the lower classes is in full tilt. The cosmic guidance of Pluto through Capricorn is helping arrange things so we have the necessary economic experiences to ensure evolution, with a healthier structure eventually birthed.
I think it's fairly apparent that the people will realize that the government can't bail them out now, and as a result, progress can be made in other ways as they turn to themselves and their own resourcefulness to get through the hard economic times ahead. They will. They already are. The battle between the status quo and the future will be played out for a long time, as it should to come to a satisfactory agreement, the aim of the opposition.
Some seem happy that the wealthy are losing ground, and a few even think that in 2012, the people will magically have possession of wealth and all will be well. This is probably not quite so. Who says that the commoners can handle it any better, anyway? Wouldn't they just spend it on sports, American Idols, plastic, junk food, and televisions that tell them what to buy? The transfer of wealth is a complicated mechanism and no system has found the answer yet. And people will have to grow into the responsibility.
There's an alternative. We all have a lot to learn about life on earth and the management of riches. The rich are essentially no different from the poor. We are the same. There are good and bad behaviors in all classes. Each side wants what the other has. The poor want the money, and the rich want the freedom of expression as they stay corseted in their strict worlds, unable to cross the line where the common folk often sing, dance, laugh, and love with abandon. No one is satisfied except the few who understand value, the lesson ahead with Pluto opposite USA Venus-Jupiter.
So I am venturing to guess that the re-distribution will be an extended affair taking at least a half a century as Pluto crosses Capricorn and Aquarius, and unites with some resolution in Pisces. Then on to Aries with the Age of Aquarius getting its toehold when things could be a little bit different. Not better necessarily. Good enough. As they are now for the needs of the time.
It might work out in a different way from what's expected, as the pot remains up for grabs while all of us learn something about life on earth. And I mean all of us. Instead of resenting the wealthy, the commoners could learn to be satisfied with what they have as Pluto slowly extracts from the Plutocracy and they learn to live with less. As Muddy Waters sang, "You can't lose what you ain't never had." Give and take on all levels could be asked for. In the meantime, quick fixes and bailouts are unlikely, but change is already happening. It always is. Let the wind blow it in. Some grand orchestration is apparent to me, and I feel privileged to be a part of its perception, while all rearranges itself in continuum.