November 2012: a Month of Two Eclipses and a Returning Congress
by Jude Cowell
In modern Astrology, eclipses are not often considered 'bad omens' as in olden days and yet the 112th Congress returns for its two-week lame duck session on November 13, 2012. Lawmakers' priorities include taxes, FY13 appropriations bills, the federal debt, and the dreaded sequestration (drastic automatic cuts across the board including the Pentagon budget) which Congress and the White House set up in 2011 after the 'Super Congress' couldn't come to agreement on our debt and deficit situations. That daftly irresponsible tactic was influewnced by the November 25, 2011 Solar Eclipse @2Sag in the murky 14 North Saros Series with its key themes of confusion, drained energy, despair, delusion, lack of clear judgment, and a 'peculiar turn of events'. (B. Brady.)
Yes, Congress acts quite peculiarly these days yet we must hope for better and more mature actions now that President Obama has been re-elected with a 'mandate' from the people. If Romney had been elected, we can be certain that the GOP would tout his 'mandate'--but it would be a mandate from billionaires, a very small percentage of the US population!
Plus, the horrid meningitis outbreak caused by tainted steroid injections (contagious Neptune of poisons and contamination now in early degrees of its own sign of Pisces) and Medicare provider payment adjustments are also potential issues for the lame duck session of 2012. And if the American people are fairly treated for a change, these issues should be addressed during this brief two-week session though of course the artifical "fiscal cliff" must take precedence since the end of the year will be soon upon us.
That Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell intend to fully cooperate with President Obama and the Democrats on these "fiscal cliff" issues is doubtful but much needed. The tainted steroid injections aren't baseball steroid use but surely Congress can spare a few hours of attention to it.
As for their "fiscal cliff" political theater, another finagled credit downgrade of our economy could be disastrous though apparently the GOP presumed their justification for their obstructionist behavior back in 2011 would merit them the election of a Republican president come November 6, 2012. But as you know, it did not.
Here are a few astro-notes on the natal horoscope of Scorpio John Boehner who has a birthday coming up on November 17th!
Now if you wish to view it, here are details and a horoscope of the Solar Eclipse in Scorpio of November 13, 2012 which imprints upon the day that the 112th US Congress reconvenes in lame duck session before their extensive holiday break (no, I did not realize that when I typed the post but you will!) As previously mentioned, the Nov 13th eclipse degree of 21Sco56 conjoins the 12th cusp of Politics, karma, large institutions, and backdoor deals in the US natal horoscope (5:10 pm LMT 'Sibly' version), and triggers the natal Midheaven of Thomas Jefferson.
Next from The Cosmos on November 28th is a Mercury-ruled Lunar Eclipse in Gemini which will continue uncovering secrets, scandals, and/or plans not previously divulged.
A Drop of Peach State News
As for my home state of Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal is "unlikely" to set up a health insurance exchange as required by the Affordable Health Care Act but what else to expect from an ethics-challenged Republican politician? Cooperation? Hah!
As you may remember, Representative Deal resigned from Congress in March 2010 just minutes before the Ethics Committee deadline to 'deal' with Deal, and the state of Georgia has been saddled with his muttonheadedness ever since. Lucky us, she typed drily.