Friday, October 01, 2010


Mars in Scorpio
Scorpio represents material which is no longer essential and before decay escalates and poisons the system it must be eliminated. Mars is the decisive thrust of separation, and the endings in motion now are part of a larger pattern related to the building Pluto transit through Capricorn. Mars is not always subtle and the natural inclination of Scorpio toward pain is intensified with Mars crossing the sign for six weeks. Fear is part of the process and mysterious undercurrents create a haunting psychological tone in the atmosphere arousing interest in the shadows and perception of multi dimensional threats. What exactly these threats are might never be known. But whatever needs to be excised will be.

I talked extensively about the current administration's chart and the moon at 29 Scorpio, which to me tells the tale best. Mars is headed for that moon and as you've noticed, the elimination is already underway. You might recall that the people involved have a preponderance of Scorpio planets. Those planets are being activated as taunts and Martian bullying are spurting out from everywhere and blame has no idea where to settle in its torrential extrusion. This is all necessary since the times call for destruction and release -- the beginning of the Plutonian process of death and regeneration. In a sense the whole administration should go and on some level it probably will. Plus the splintering of both parties is exactly what is needed at this stage of the country's political evolution.

To those who have awakened, the malaise of the government is clear and although most want to participate in a great healing, the elimination of waste comes first. Neither party is presenting a valuable package and it's quite apparent that the masses aren't too keen on handing them their precious votes. Scorpio governs wealth and to the common citizens, their votes are part of the treasure chest. Government on the cheap has its problems. The begging is unbecoming and if people hold their cards close perhaps the nascent shoots of genuine power can start to crack the earth eventually.

Under these conditions, punishment of those who are withholding their votes is not practical. It could easily be the source of something important. In fact, those who are choosing not to participate could be the most significant part of this election. They are recognizing the potency of an individual voice, with Mars in Scorpio giving them courage to make a stroke of finality in refusing to play this age old game of pretense and humiliation. The multi billions put into propaganda could be better spent if the swindlers knew it wasn't working and if people developed savvy and self respect, the idea behind Capricorn. Adhering to principles, a novel concept, and establishing boundaries. Doing the right thing after conscious consideration.

People vote too fast. Many vote mindlessly and blindly, some staying loyal to vague ancestors who dictated the party line to the family into perpetuity. Some don't know why they vote.
It is a lawful right. Simply. You do with it what you want. You can spend it. You can keep it. You can abuse it. You can treasure it. You can throw it in the dumpster. It's yours. And it's not for others to decide what you should do.

Vote for who you will. At some point people will have to think and act independently if a real democracy is destined to sprout. The winners of the current race are fantastically insignificant. And keep in mind the fact that one party rule is never a good thing no matter how much you hate the opposition. They have less power than you believe. People out of power can come back with a vengeance and they usually do. Those who have total power are weakened by the fear that they can't sustain it. And they can't. Shared power can be advantageous, especially with Saturn in Libra lending a balance scale to the proceedings. Acceptance of the other's presence might be unavoidable.

It's also helpful to keep in mind the end of the nodes in Cancer-Capricorn and the weaning from dependency on politicians I've mentioned so often before. With Pluto on the Capricorn NN and Venus opposite conjunct the Cancer South, a step away from the childlike attachment the country favors could be indicated. I'd grab the opportunity. I think I will. Even the founding fathers could use a break. How can we be led successfully through troubled times with out of control toddlers everywhere having continuous tantrums with what I perceive as mental incapacity? It's hard to decide whether to vote for them or incarcerate them. Maybe day care is the answer, at taxpayers' expense of course.

Whatever happens the destruction of the established order is imminent so the throttling of the parties is not surprising. I don't want a continuation of this government myself and I'm finding more and more people agreeing with me. The sale backfired this time. Now people really do desire change. Maybe. Deliver the goods or my money back. That's the sensible way to do business.
I suppose some entity guides humans' every move, and what or who that is, is your guess.

The Spook Factor
Scorpio coupled with Mars can rile up the fear chemicals like crazy and the outlandish panic between the parties is preposterous. Democrats won't perish if a few Republicans win, and they might not even notice any increased suffering after it's said and done. Republicans can relax in the knowledge that their country won't become a Communist haven overnight when Democrats slip off a few hotly contested seats. The whole thing will work itself out no matter who votes for whom. The exaggerated fear of sudden political cataclysm doesn't quite fit. It might turn out that the crowd doesn't get its cataclysm at all, 2012 notwithstanding. Or 2020. Or Pluto or Uranus or Saturn. Or even seven hits, as mystical as that sounds.

Betrayal is a favorite Scorpio subject and it does no harm to understand the feelings of those who spend time, energy, money, and emotion, with dreaded door-knocking, in enthusiastic outpourings for just about anyone. To be disenchanted is inevitable. Anger is a by-product, it ebbs and flows. Slow percolation is better than an exploding pressure cooker if it can be prevented. So maybe the expression of angst is a healthy sign. Oppression and obedience are not healthy, no matter what condiments you dress them with. Pressure has to break out.

Fair Exchange
Perhaps the most beneficial aspect of Scorpio is the art of fair exchange and here's where it gets interesting. Venus is also in Scorpio, the lady of transactions and shared riches. To highlight the drama, Venus is going retrograde in Scorpio very soon and will be there until January repeating the theme of Pluto opposite US Venus. That's a lot of time and energy devoted to the idea of "I'll give you what you desire and you'll give me what I want, satisfaction guaranteed."

And so it starts with the distribution of votes. The people are merely asking that the elected officials deliver some tangibles in exchange for their votes. They're not doing so at present. Who owes whom? What does a vote mean? It's ludicrous to fall for the deception that the people are obligated to the rulers. It's supposed to be the reverse and if they don't recognize that, a fair government will never be born.

The politicians are sponsored by big business and are required to please them first so they throw bits and pieces to the crowd to create the illusion of answering to their needs. The swindle is getting harder to conceal and they are cornered since they still need the votes. This adds to the importance of society's say and maybe this time through the process more understanding of the dynamic is coming into view. The battle could end up to be between the traditional sponsors and the commoners if the people go ahead and exercise their power starting now, and that means withholding votes in some cases. If people's votes are that important then the politicians will have to show how much they value them, without begging or threatening. Most of all, Americans can begin to comprehend the fact that it's not them. Or us. It's all of us. The collective contracts we make are above and beyond the clawing cast of individual characters. They needn't be so bothersome. Who's holding the high card?

As you probably know the wealth distribution is more out of whack than it's ever been and through Mars in Scorpio, then Venus and Pluto, an increasing awareness of the magnitude of the problem is developing. The people are getting it on a visceral level. Scorpio. The rich had a great year. The other 98% of the population didn't fare so well. And the dagger of Mars is driving the knowledge home in between commercials. It's far far beyond the president, his self destructing cabinet, and the congressional aspirants, so regardless how much Mars in Scorpio hurts, no matter how scary it gets, some measure of truth is emerging. Even though it might seem like enemies are lurking in every corner, in the end it's one organism, with all people playing essential roles, supporting this or that as they go. Someone's right choice can easily be another's wrong one. Flexibility is good. The natural curve with the fluidity of Scorpio and Pisces so influential these days.

The always pesky issue of shared power in relationships is scheduled to be in the forefront throughout the retrograde and Saturn in Libra weighs heavily in securing justice and equality. Most important is your own support network, and this transit is an ideal time to establish who is there for you and who can be eliminated, with some forays into revenge, jealousy, betrayal, deep emotional connection, and magnificent shared potent energy -- all those goodies of Scorpio, with Venus and Mars enjoying their intrigues to the fullest. If you don't have anyone to pester you can clean out your closets, garage, basement, and attic, if you have one. You and I both know there's something to discard in those nooks among the cobwebs.