Like a cat discovering cream, I've just run across a Political Astrology site that's new to me. Dear reader, if you knew of it, why didn't you let me know? :)
Anyway, the site is chocked full of articles, so I'm selecting one page of many since its basic topic has been mentioned here many times in the last few years in one post or another: the long term transit of powerful manipulator Pluto now opposing America's Cancer trio of Venus, Jupiter, and Sun (the president) which is in full force now. Can you feel it?
If you haven't, check out this discussion of our nation's core principles which are constellated within the planetary trio (two planets of which relate to relationships, finances, values, investment, religion, and more) and which are now being transformed by titanic power struggles by Pluto in Capricorn, sign of government, law, and business.
This transit spotlights intense karma with Pluto being a karmic planet (reaping what's been sown) as Mr. Underworld (with tremendous wealth hidden in secret places--plutocrats and crime figures!) plods on toward America's first-ever Pluto Return to natal degree of 27Cap33 in 2022...assuming that our scaffolding remains standing until then.
And in presidential/G8 news, at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday June 19, 2013, with Sun the leader conjunct Jupiter the banker (Chancellor Angela Merkel? She invited him to speak at the historic Gate this time but dissed him in 2008 for speaking there as a mere candidate) in late Gemini, we find our scandal-ridden President Obama addressing the German people about our transatlantic bonds and such.
Now Sun conjunct Jupiter denotes 'great salesmen' so we'll see if what the president is selling in Germany gains any buyers.
Blog Note: my warm thanks to Mary Plumb for her kind remarks and a link to a recent SO'W post in her listing of Cancer Solstice/Ingress 2013 blogs at The Mountain Astrologer! jc