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Nov 5, 2006

Mercury Transit and Rx for midterm elections

TRANSIT OF MERCURY: On Wednesday, Nov. 8th, Mercury will pass directly in front of the sun. The rare transit will be visible from the Americas, Hawaii and all around the Pacific Rim. It begins at 2:12 p.m. EST (11:12 a.m. PST) and lasts for nearly five hours.

Because Mercury is so small, only a tiny fraction of the sun will be covered. So don't stare at the sun on Wednesday; it will be as blinding as ever. Instead, try to view the event through a properly-filtered solar telescope. Mercury's tiny, jet-black silhouette passing in front of solar prominences, filaments and sunspots should be a marvelous sight.

Visit for observing tips and links to live webcasts. #

Looking at the Mercury Transit chart for Nov 8, 2:12 pm, Capitol Building:

we see a rising Uranus 10Pis52 Rx = technology, Rx = recounts?; change and reform? rebellion and disruption? *Power outages, since Uranus = lightening and electricity?

ASC 11Pis30 with MC 19Sag43, transformative Pluto 25Sag08, direct in 10th house of Career and Public Status.

I'm relating this fairly rare Transit of Mercury across the Sun (leader) to the midterm elections for obvious timely reasons. And Mercury relates to paper "trails", agreements, and as such, esp since only a hapless dolt can expect smooth running from this highly contentious melee with its hackable voting machines and its win-at-all-costs participants.

North Node, with its connection to the Public (bwo the Moon) is in first house and rising, NN 23Pis56. In horary charts, NN in first house would be considered a fortunate thing!

2:12 pm: At this Moon Hour of changes, an out-of-bounds Moon is able to act of her own accord without interference from the other energies--so will the Public hold sway? Moon is also at a critical 29th degree, 29Gem41, and as you know, communicative Gemini is often of two minds, which expresses mightily our polarized population...polarized by the "divide and conquer" model of politicians everywhere.

Wherever we find Gemini we find multiplicity (many many ballots to count?) and sometimes duplicity. In our dualistic world--also signified by Gemini, sign of the Twins--energies will express, if not within ourselves, then in our outer environment.

Sounds like good times , doesn't it?

With the 29 degree Moon vibrating at high frequency and anxious to reach Cancer (home), and with 00Can00 being a World Point, the implications for the midterm elections and symbolism of Mercury (young person, as well as messenger or communication) "crossing" the Sun (leader) in Scorpio, sign of big business, secrets, hidden organizations, and The Eagle (USA), we may expect interesting developments between now and the end of the year.

And that's not even counting 2007's Saturnian Scythe which seems to be "After" Rumfeld at the moment. And perhaps that's some of the meaning of the first-time-in-our-history US natal Mars' retrograde station now in effect--since this past July--military (Mars) problems with perhaps the head Martian--Rumsfeld--being stalemated, as we're now witnessing.

Will the young people of America desert the Republican tugboat-to-nowhere but military service and perpetual war?

Plus, Monday, tomorrow, the active-duty officers' article comes out in several military journals calling for Rummy's ouster.

Now here are the Sabian Symbols for some of the pertinent degrees in the Mercury Transit chart and their shadow/unconscious/Illumination Point pictures as well...first from Marc Edmund Jones, then Dane Rudhyar's info:

(MEJ) Moon "30Gem": "Bathing beauties upon a beach"> CHARM =

pos: a special capacity for bringing the familiar desires and interests to an enduring representation of worthiness;

neg: regression to childish vanities.

(DR) "30Gem": "A parade of bathing beauties before large beach crowds">

keynote: The setting of social standards through personal excellence and competition;

keywords: The SHOW is over. Now comes the hour of decision (yep.)

Illumination Point (the opposite degree), "30Sag": "The Pope"> SANCTITY = an effective and spectacular sacrifice of self in some enduring service to the race at large;

neg: inordinate love of self-display and surrender to a lust for power (in politics? Go on!)

(DR) "30Sag": "The pope blessing the faithful">

keynote: The need to pay homage to traditional values upon which the Invisible Community of the spirit is built;

keywords: PERSONALIZED WORSHIP. It can be a blessing, or in some cases, a curse.

Mercury's Transit degree which is also the Sun's degree obviously:

(MEJ) "17Scor": "A woman the father of her own child"> NUCLEATION =

pos: an illimitable self-potentiality with effective spiritual or ideal as well as practical or everyday orientations;

neg: a characteristically anarchistic self-sufficiency.

Illumination Point: "17Tau": "A battle between the swords and the torches"> RESOLUTION =

pos: high organizational skill and an ability to bring the magic of understanding to any specific difficulty;

neg: a loss of self-competence through the conflicting compulsions of necesity and desire.

(DR) "17Tau": "A symbolical battle between "swords" and "torches">

keynote: Refusing to depend upon the past, the seeker turns warrior, fighting anew the "Great War."

keywords: This is the dharma of this stage of human evolution: a stage of POLARIZATION OF VALUES...salvation is attained through the emergent individual's readiness to face all issues as if there were only two opposed sides. #

Well, we've had gracious plenty polarization of late, but that's what the Symbols are saying...kind of reminds me of the ongoing shifting of the magnetic poles which may just be part of the global warming issue...and magnetism relates to that progressive Uranus again!

11.5.06 10:41 pm est


"The trade of governing has always been monopolized by the most ignorant and the most rascally individuals of mankind." -- Thomas Paine (1737-1809)

(US politicians are tradesmen all right.)

*power outages may handily describe those who will lose their seats of power, too.

The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones; An Astrological Mandala, Dane Rudhyar; both available from

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