With Congress returning to Capitol Hill on Monday January 6, 2014 and having important business to conduct (exs: Janet Yellen as Fedhead, extension of unemployment benefits if senior House Republicans agree), we may expect compassion for the plights of unemployed citizens to be expressed by some members, if not shown by others.
January 6, 2014: Sun (leadership) in governmental, business-oriented, law abiding (?) Capricorn, ruled by austere Saturn, and the Moon (the public; we the people) in muddled Pisces, ruled by happy Jupiter and dreamy Neptune, and forming no major aspect to other planets (actors) in the noon chart. There is, however, a quindecile (165 degrees) between the Moon and Mars (@14Lib06 in 6th house of Work, Service, Military, Police, Health, and Daily Rounds) which gives a frustrated, angry, aggressive, even abusive tone to the day with strong emotional convictions resulting in positive actions if the energy is well-directed (Reeves.)
Meanwhile, Mars (as chart-ruler--ASC 23Ari18) applies only once in Ptolemaic aspect--a square to Jupiter (1A13) giving the day a carelessness and a need to consolidate resources and direct them toward main priorities; Mars SQ Jupiter likes a challenge and, as we know, Congress and the nation have plenty of them to choose from and work on if someone can get the anti-government types to comply (and behave as if they care about the American people they supposedly serve--of course, the same could be said for enabling Democrats).
Also, Mars conjoins US natal Saturn (14Lib46; lawmakers) indicating that self-created obstacles are problematic to getting things done--careful planning is a must, wisdom of the more experienced members may be followed (to avoid running afoul of them), and a focus on structure and organization allows eventual success.
As we've discussed recently, Jupiter @15Can20 Rx is the 'handle' of a Bucket pattern that 'carries' the planets in opposition: Pluto @11Cap27, Sun @16Cap17--Mercury @21Cap23 and Venus @24Cap04 Rx have moved out of the opposition's orb for now though Venus will return to Jupiter's sway. The Capricorn stellium of planets is at Midheaven and thus are what the public will 'see' during this congressional session though Jupiter Rx at IC (The Drain; the HOW? Point) has much to say about what the Cap planets are doing.
US natal Sun (the president) @13Cap19 conjoins the noon IC along with transiting Jupiter Rx so obviously President Obama is part of the 'handle' and is opposed by powerful Pluto, the head of international banking houses which include the Vatican Bank.
Sun Capricorn-Moon Pisces is an Earth-Water blend is practical, nourishing, and supportive and can do what needs to be done. Humanitarianism is a trait of this combination of energies along with a tendency toward mysticism mixed with practicality. This tender/tough blend is self-motivated, has a professional air, and is diligent in work. Let us hope that 2014 gets off to a rousing start with a Congress that acts according to the needs of the people!
Four famous folk born with Sun Cap-Moon Pisces are J. R. R. Tolkien, Paul Cezanne, Elvis Presley, and Benjamin Franklin. Here are quotes from three of them as given by the Harveys in their book, Sun Sign-Moon Sign:
"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of." - Benjamin Franklin (Ben and I are looking at You, Congress--this is my natal Sun-Moon blend! Congress has perpetrated plenty of time and money squandering already--jc)
"I want to go beyond impressionism and make it something solid and enduring, like the art of museums..." - Paul Cezanne
It's very hard to live up to an image." - Elvis Presley
Yes, it is very hard to live up to an image and through the centuries the US government has certainly given the American people an exalted image of Congress, among other things. Now let's see a genuine attempt in 2014 by the US Congress to live up to its better nature, not down.