It was just two years ago when, swept away by the excitement of the Saturn/Uranus opposition we elected the first African-American president who promised hope and change and a new America. As one who didn’t much care for the Bush years, it was easy to hope and I figured anything would be a positive change.
I count myself in the 37% that still approves of Barack Obama. Considering that he has presided over the greatest economic disaster since the Great Depression, in my opinion he has done a remarkable job. I wish he would get us out of Afghanistan, and I don’t think that health care reform should have been the first priority, but I think he’s handled the economic difficulties intelligently and that we are now seeing the results.
I think there’s no question though that the US government is broken and needs to be rebuilt from the ground up. When Pluto, the planet of destruction, entered the sign of governments and financial systems (Capricorn) it looked like the system might actually collapse. This is something akin to a hospital patient who is rescued from a heart attack and then dies from MRSA – as long as the system is broken it remains in danger.
Pluto is still in Capricorn, so perhaps there is still hope: especially next year when Uranus in Aries challenges Pluto and there are minor revolutions going on in every corner.
The United States has been particularly affected astrologically because of the transit of Saturn and Pluto not only to the Midheaven of the chart (the point representing the national government), but also opposing Venus and Jupiter. In fact, ever since Pluto crossed the ascendant of the US chart back in the year 2000 […]