Since speedy Mercury, planet of communications and messages and intricately linked to websites, choices, contracts, and transport of information, turns Direct @2Sco29 on November 10, 2013, we may expect shortly thereafter that a breakthrough may occur and be announced concerning the fix of the ACA (Obamacare) website. Or should we?
Well, perhaps not since Mercury must pass its Retrograde Station 'shadow' degree (18Sco23) of October 21, 2013--which it does during the last week of November 2013--before Mercurial things can successfully move quickly forward. After clearing that Zodiacal speed bump, then a speeding up in the sign-up process online should be forthcoming around that date. Of course, on planet Earth, everything is part of a process which doesn't exclude some improvements to be apparent once Mercury performs its Direct Station on November 10th.
Using Marc Edmund Jones' book The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, let's look at the Sabian Symbols for the current Mercury Rx-Direct cycles' Station degrees and their negative expressions; I will include the karmic degrees prior as well as the Illumination Points, the opposite degrees--my own comments are in parentheses:
Oct 21, 2013 Mercury Rx Station @18Sco23...karmic symbol for '18Sco' = "A Woods Rich in Autumn Coloring"...negative/shadow side: 'a perverse delight in permitting worthwhile things to go to seed' (okay, GOP-Tea Party congressmen, that'd be you.)
'19Sco' = "A Parrot Listening and Then Talking"...neg: 'idle mimicry and self-gratifying pretense'. (Cruz's Green Eggs and Ham fake filibuster?)
Illumination Points are '18Tau' = "A Woman Holding a Bag Out of a Window"...neg: 'dissatisfaction with things as they are and complete ineptness in handling them' (GOP sore losers?)
'19Tau' = "A Newly Formed Continent"...neg: a genius for futile turmoil and persistent upset' (govern by crisis much? All their drama and mimicry are for changing America fundamentally under our noses and keeping the public busy focusing on our pet issues.)
Mercury Direct Station November 10, 2013, karmic degree is '1Sco' = "A Sight-Seeing Bus"...neg: 'a genius for avoiding any and every actual expenditure of self.'
'2Sco' = "A Broken Bottle and Spilled Perfume"...neg: witless dissipation of every resource of self and society' (this is the degree of the modern spawning of the New World Order's natal Sun from October 24, 1993 as timed by the 3rd of 3 conjunctions between Uranus and Neptune @'18Cap' = 'POLITICAL POWER'...neg: 'smug or strong-armed paternalism' (transvaginal probe much?)
Illumination Points for Mercury's Direct Station are '1Tau' and '2Tau':
'1Tau' = "A Clear Mountain Stream"...neg: 'a tendency to waste the potentialities of being by aimless self-ramifications' (how much did Cruz's fake filibuster cost taxpayers? And how much for over 40 House voting attempts to 'defund Obamacare' when they could instead be legislating on behalf of the American people?)
'2Tau' = "An Electrical Storm"...neg: 'unreasoning timidity in all self-expression' (and I think of planet Uranus when I think of electricity and storms with Uranus now in Mars-ruled Aries which points toward what Reinhold Ebertin describes as 'fanatics, Utopians, blind zealots, reformers', among other things.
Update Monday Oct 28, 2013: all weekend I heard TV pundits mention the end of November as when the ACA website should be in working order. Good old Astrology! jc