All over the United States an anti-Washington fervor is throwing incumbents out of Congress in favor of unknown candidates with no ties to party machinery.
Barack Obama won the presidency in November of 2008, the day of the first opposition between Saturn and Uranus. Saturn represents conventional thinking and structures; Uranus represents the breaking apart of the old order in favor of something as yet unknown. At the time astrologers wondered, who would win, Saturn or Uranus?
This opposition between Saturn and Uranus has occurred in five phases with the fourth phase just a few weeks ago, and it affects the United States directly because the whole Cardinal Grand Cross we’ve been talking about aspects the Midheaven in the (Sibley) chart for the United States. The Midheaven of a national chart represents that nation’s government and its standing in the world. The US Midheaven has been under pressure since Pluto formed a challenging square to that point shortly after entering the sign of Capricorn which is associated with government structures. Saturn followed shortly behind, and there’s no doubt that the US government has been in a period of great transformation.
At the same time Chiron and Neptune, transiting through the sky, have been passing back and forth over the US Moon (signifying the mood of the people). Chiron has been bringing up all of our anxieties, and Neptune has been instilling a longing for something more true and more pure.
All of this is very visible in the changing American political landscape. No longer are there two political parties with established platforms and party bosses who call the shots. Not only is there divisiveness now between the parties, the divisiveness has penetrated within the parties. On the right the Tea Parties have become a political force to be recognized […]