With profuse apologies to innocent ground hogs the world over, here are a few comments on the chart for the Congressional session of Feb 2 which supposedly will entail "secret ballots" by House Repubs trying to save their snarly ground-hoggish hides.
Or so says Roy Blunt, who seems to believe he has the required majority (117) of members "on his side." And Boehner has said he has 90 members supporting him, whatever that means.
Well, we already know that math isn't the strong suit of these spendthrifts, so we'll have to see how the arm-twisting shakes out when the diebolds are cast.
Until then, Blunt is longing to retain the Whip o'Power, while the rest of us retain the certainty that they could All use a serious whippin' in the middle of town square.
And Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is predicting backlashes in the country--I assume he means from US voters who are in favor of the Soup Line Agenda of the GOP and the undermining of settled law--if filibusters or obstacles are put in the GOP's way by Democrats who he apparently thinks don't represent anybody. (Well, that may be true considering their Invertebrateness' wormy actions since the GOP couped America.)
So let's consider this difficult chart for this "pivotal moment" for us all--not just the GOP--and try to ferret out some secrets of the hidden Ground Hog:
The first thing I notice is that NN (a joining, meeting, or destiny point) is rising with the Moon (the public; publicity) in tow...America is watching and destiny is at hand. Moon/NN can also mean meetings with females, of course, or spiritual associations.
The Sabian Symbol (MEJ*) for the Ascendant degree (what's coming up) is
"6 Aries": "a square brightly lighted on one side."
Keyword: SET...pos: the absolute unimpeachability of a genuine self-direction.
neg: complete loss of self-efficacy in a surrender to frustration.
Hmm-m-m...guess GOP hearing aids have heard the calls across the nation for Bush's impeachment, and they're in their usual "ram it through" mode. Perhaps that's the ultimate reason for this changing of the masks...?
The rising Moon's Symbol "10 Aries": "a man teaching new forms for old symbols."
(Could it be the new boss will be the same as old boss? Figures.)
Keyword: INTERPRETATION...pos: exceptional capacity for putting every part of an individual's heritage to work.
neg/shadow side: witless distortion of values and twisted perspective in general events. (Guess "distorted values" is at the base of it, and "twisted perspective" they've got plenty of...ya gotta have that for the spin factor to be successful.)
Now how about that "square brightly lighted on one side"? Look at the Jupiter/Neptune square, the midpoint of which is at Mc--the Aspiration/"WHY"
point of the chart--you'll see the application of this midpoint picture:
Jup/Nep = Mc: speculator; fortune hunter; visionary; spendthrift; damage through thoughtlessness.
With transit Jupiter 17Sco28 now pouncing directly upon Congress' natal Neptune 17Sco16, this particular transit highlights the importance of the midpoint picture. (When using Astrology, one always looks for echoes of the same theme--the more echoes, the more important and likely to manifest, but only if supported in the natal chart.) So here is an illumination of a square as indicated.
The energies of Jupiter and Neptune in combination are: idealism; self-indulgences; rumor and scandal; tricky legalisms; speculation; philosophy. So we see how the emphasis of Jup/Nep at the top of the chart for all to see will be influencing this "pivotal moment" for our "representatives" who've gone astray like hapless little ground hogs. (Let's not forget WE'RE the sheeple around here.)
(How interesting, too, that Neptune is once again upon "18AQ"...the "Unmasking degree"..."a man's secret motives are being publicly unmasked." Guess we'll find out the results of their "secret ballots" soon enough. And maybe another mask will slip out of place--we can always hope. Someone's on the spit, that's for sure.)
Jupiter to Neptune: deceptions; delusions; fanaticism; paranoia; scandal; drugs; promotion...are some of the likely manifestations of this transit. The scandal is obvious, the deceptions and propaganda common, and you'd be paranoid, too if you thought you were about to be outed for the crook you are and have your gravy train retired between stations. Plus, Jup and Nep both are at the same degree, indicating a fated situation, you may as well know.
So now you'll want to notice rebellious, disruptive Uranus in the behind-the-scenes 12th house--where secret deals are made behind the veiled curtain.
Who could this be?
It's someone who likes to appear conventional on the outside while being quite the maverick in the privacy of his lair...someone who loves progressive ideas and has something of a split personality...one who's prone to expressing self-will in unconventional ways and considers himself a humanitarian who knows what's good for everybody. Read previous post, Chiron/Uranus Types in Government, if you haven't...you may find a clue there:
And one more thing--Mercury, the communicator, conjunct Neptune (Merc/Nep = deceptive communications; inspired speech; propaganda)...Mercury is hanging onto "18AQ", although about to go on to "19", so perhaps this young person (Mercury is young people, and can also be a trickster, y'know) is one who will make an announcement or otherwise show himself a convincing orator since:
Asc/Mc = Mercury: use of one's critical faculties; exchange of thoughts; a frank discussion.
If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say Rep John Shadegg is in the Playhouse and may be given a bigger part to play in the future, if he has his way, and assuming he has no shadowy baggage come to light...unmasking is a constant threat with these skeleton-keepers.
Well, I don't know if the ground hog will see his shadow or not on Feb 2, but the House of Reps may see the shadow on the wall, if they're smart, and know that the gravy train has left the station with their sacrificed members riding the loose caboose of shame.
Think they're going to brazen it out as if a cosmetic change will suffice when it's the heart that's rotten? Hmm-m-m...well
...there are three asteroids at the top of the chart, too--squished between Pluto (the real power behind the throne, and in the 9th house of foreign lands) and the Mc/Aspiration point, and they are:
Pallas (strategy), Panacea (a band-aid for a gaping wound, in this case), and Morya, who likes to end things at the proper time. Her keywords are: what we must endure, accept, and transcend. Sounds like they'll give it the old GOP try, doesn't it? Panacean strategies, indeed...but Morya isn't to be trifled with and avoiding her may pause but it doesn't refresh.
And now, here's some enlightening spin from former Rep, Vin Weber (R-MN):
"The problem we're facing today is that that hardwork effort to define a reform conservative agenda has taken a backseat to simply political tactical efforts to retain power."
Well, that's ONE way of looking at it...hanging on with their last claw and hoof.
But it seems to me that the "conservative agenda" is successfully resulting in the undermining of our social nets, dissolving of our borders, and meddling completely in all three branches of government--you mean there's MORE in store?
Retain all the Whips o'Power you can for now, naked emps all, and I'll retain the certainty I began with--that they ALL need a good whippin' right about NOW, whether the ground hog sees his shadow or not.
Jan 15 2006 9:03 pm est