Urania had a wonderful post subtitled “The Magic of Believing” (sadly her blog has disappeared without a link).
Fairy Godmother’s magic can only last so long, and when midnight strikes, the coach turns back into a pumpkin.
Ah, the pain of disillusion.
We’re all there to some extent: feeling a bit lost and wondering if we really must grow up, as Saturn, ruler of time and bringer of old-age, stands opposing Neptune, fantasist, ecape-artist, and ideologue.
Neptune goes Stationary Retrograde on May 24, 2007 at the 23rd degree of Aquarius, a degree associated with the modern, electronically broadcast imagery of celebrity. . . .
The Neptune in Capricorn years, 1984 to 1998, were the years that the Religious Right, under the guidance of politician Newt Gingrich and the television evangelists, primarily Pat Robertson and the recently deceased Jerry Falwell, planted the seeds that grew into an extensive underground network for the complete takeover of the United States government.
In the area of law, the theocrats used an organization called the Federalist Society, a country-club organization for right-wing lawyers to network and take over the federal judiciary and turn the country toward fascism. The Federalist Society is the jump start from law school to the country club, the way to get juiced into the system. All you have to do is be TC, theologically correct. And a totally loyal Republican.
Now that we are experiencing the final third of the Saturn in Leo/Neptune in Aquarius opposition, we are coming to realize the vast religio-political deception that has been foisted upon the most gullible sectors of the population.
Never was a more dangerous and deceptive ploy for a totalitarian takeover revealed than is now coming to the fore as book after book is published documenting the chicanery.
And hopefully, by the time this oppostion is over and Neptune goes Stationary Direct by late autumn of 2007 — on Halloween, to be precise — we will have uncovered and outgrown this dangerous time in American history. Let’s hope by then that Congress will have overturned the Enemy Combatant Act, Bush’s Halloween nightmare surprise for us last year just before the 2006 Congressional elections.
Urania ends with a quote from Chief Seattle whom I feel I know after spending an afternoon at his grave last fall:
All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth
Befalls the sons of Earth.
Man did not weave the web of life.
He is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web,
He does to himself.