It's 10 am edt so the Senate Finance Committee is about to begin voting on the Health Insurance Reform Bill such as it is.
10:00 am edt in DC - ASC 22Sco11:
One thing to always look at when you get out the Astrology charts is which natal planet rises and at 10:00 am edt on Capitol Hill, US natal Pluto 27Cap33 Rx (n 2nd house) is the first natal planet to rise in the voting chart. With US n Pluto unaspected (1776), he's working on his own as usual and, I imagine, pulling strings through the health and insurance industries who wrote the bill.
10:00 am is an Hour of Venus (valuable things) with Venus 28Vir16 conjunct Saturn 28:10 in 10th house. Mercury 5Lib06 is also in 10th house along with US natal Neptune 22Vir25, so will the American people will be disappointed - or deceived - in some way by this vote or by the bill itself? Do politicians make deals in the dark?
Mc 3Vir10 puts US Secondary Progressed Moon at Mc and Sec Sun at Ic.
Chart-ruler Mars (Sco ASC) makes a lovely sextile of opportunity with Venus (whose Hour it is) (0A08) but then Mars and Pluto tangle (inconjunct 2A29) which is where more adjustments will be made at Pluto's insistence. Pluto is associated with Health through regenerative powers, death, and surgeries. So with US n Pluto in 2nd house of Money, the regeneration of the US health care system may be more on the financial than the health care improvement side. Perhaps this will be part of our disappointment with these overhaul efforts.
If you prefer Pluto as Chart-ruler, the mystery fellow will first square (block) Venus (2A37) then square Saturn (2A46) after his inconjunct (quincunx) with Mars. In the 10 am chart, Pluto is in 2nd house (and in 1st house of the US natal chart - US n 2nd cusp 15Cap54.) US n Mars is conj today's 8th cusp at 10 am.
And today's Mars/Pluto midpoint conjs US natal Saturn: the desire to overcome obstacles forcibly at all costs.
The Robber Barons' midpoint, Neptune/Pluto, and the oppressive plutocratic Pluto/Chiron duo are still grouped upon transiting North Node 26Cap26 in 2nd house, so we have:
Nep/Plu = NN: group study projects; peculiar experiences shared with others; psychic or metaphysical talents.
And the speculator pair, Jupiter and Neptune - still with health-related Chiron between them - have just crossed the IC at 10 am into 3rd house. Pluto semi-squares Jupiter, but trines the Mc, so Pluto wants the vote to proceed. Dividing up increased profits can wait until later (and DNA can be sequenced and medical files shared, stolen, sold, deleted, or amended by culprits.)
Sun 20Lib22 in 11th house with a Leo Moon = A political idealist is crowned leader by adoring followers...The managing director throws a birthday party...The Importance od Being Earnest. ('Images for Integration' from Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzi Harvey.)
Two asteroids linked to health issues are Aesculapia 00Lib17 conj US natal Mc 00Lib53; Hygeia 14Leo45 ('15Leo' is the degree of the heart) is traversing 9th house between Moon 19Leo29 and Mars 28Can27 with Mars triggering the July 21/22, 2009 Solar Eclipse of 'systems break down; new ideas and methods needed' flavor (paraphrasing Brady's Predictive Astrology.
Well, Jupiter is on his Direct Station degree (17AQ10) today having just changed directions at 12:34 am this morning so perhaps it will take Republicans (Rs = Jupiter) to pass this mess that bodes ill or good - or, as with most legislation out of Washington, a garbled mixture of both with unintended or intended consequences - for the American people's health care imperatives and for the financial concerns of a nation so grievously bankrupted by its politicians and bankers.
Without a public option, the legislation is a toothless tiger for ultimate improvement of conditions for the common good, but somehow those in charge who stand to profit should do quite all right.