Transiting Uranus to AP, along with tr Jupiter to AP, form oppositions to the White House's natal Uranus 00Lib01 which means that Summer Solstice 2010 occurs during the White House's midlife crisis as marked by tr Uranus opposite natal Uranus!
(Yes, Uranus has opposed n Uranus in the past, and would be worth checking out for historic dates and corresponding events to be compared with the current transit affecting the World Point axis.)
November 1, 1800 dawns...is everything packed?
Ahh, the White House! So young and impressionable at birth, the chart for which is dated by President James and wife Dolly Madison moving in to inhabit the joint on Nov 1, 1800 (NS.) 'Noon' is the time I use though one assumes that the Madisons' official moving day began hours or days earlier. With the Sun repping for the nation's 'ruler' in a mundane chart, the noon hour gives Sun 9Sco04 near Midheaven 13Sco12 (which places US Inaugural ASCs on Jan 20 @ noon in DC - since 1933 - conjunct the W-H's noon IC 13Tau12, the Foundation or Basis of the Matter - in a word, the President's Oath for entering the Oval Office (Venus) in the White Lodge we've been taught to call the White House.
(The words horoscope and chart are used interchangeably here for variety's sake, while some folk use map for the same purpose. And of course, the words natal, radix, and radical all refer to birth charts of persons, events, or entities.)
Moon 10Tau39 in 4th house, showing fluctuations or changes in residence...moving day.
So...I suppose props could be given to SCOTUS for ruling against the everyday voter and making the concept that 'corporations are people, too' a viable excuse for my interpreting the White House's midlife crisis, the precise point in the zodiac when Uranus comes along to exactly oppose its position at birth. Any aspects to the W-H's natal Uranus are naturally subject to review by opposition 2010 as well, so please consider the following:
In the case of the White House, natal Uranus on Nov 1, 1800 clocks in @ 00Lib01 (in 8th house of the noon chart, and conjunct US n Midheaven in the Sibly chart = Mc 00Lib43 to 1Lib+; I use 00:43); the Aquarian-vibed planet with its quirky independent spirit and flashes of ideas is tied in with other W-H energies by 3 applying aspects and one separating sextile:
1. Uranus semi-square Neptune (generational; describes mild irritations between Uranian intuitions and creative genius vs Neptunian inspirations and ideals; mild confusion is in the air concerning social movements, and political and occult associations.
(Perhaps by 1800, a small scuffle had broken out or simmered between the Freemasons, Rosicrucians, and the Illuminati, hmmm? America was interlaced with Masonic lodges and temples in olden days and lodge membership was, and is, one of the ways to get ahead in life. Then as now, status-holders or the spectacularly intelligent were boosted into prominence, usually by recruitment during their school days with entering politics being a typical reward for service; lucrative pocket-lining to follow.)
2. Uranus inconjunct Pluto 2Pis18 Rx: also generational, and showing that the W-H's group relationships and plans for progress were and are subject to deep adjustments bwo of catalyst, Pluto, planet of secret hand fame, publishing empires, extremely wealthy treasure troves, saboteurs and assassins, and/or psychologists-psychiatrists (or, in 1800, their soon-to-be forerunners, the Mesmers, and other mind manipulators.)
Doubtlessly, you may easily think of several other connotations for Pluto, god of the Underworld, including crime organizations and spying factions. Uranus can signify political operatives, political, scientific, or philosophical inspirers, or radicals who desire strong reforms at any cost to themselves or to others.
3. Uranus sextile Chiron 26Sco36 (3A25); Chiron is in the noon chart's 10th h = being on a 'sacred quest', with reputation, authority, status, and achievement the main focuses (Nolle.) This describes people who are obsessed with transformation (see Pluto, above - Mr. Hades is obsessed, too), and they tend to be very energetic and opinionated (Clow.)
In fact, 'transformation' is the challenge for wounded healer Chiron when in Scorpio, and I once heard the placement described at a UAC seminar as a challenge to 'forgive the unforgivable'. Wish I could recall who said it...Demetra George, perhaps?
Richard Nolle says a Chiron/Uranus sextile indicates people with 'personal crusades for self-assertion and transcendence' that "meet with opportunities in the social environment, giving rise to the potential for great influence over other Seekers." Sounds a mite mystical, yes?
The waning aspect Uranus makes in the White House natal chart is a sextile (60 degr) with Venus 2Sag11 in 10th house (2S10); Venus (which deposits n Uranus in Libra and rules the noon chart's 4th house along with all US Inaugural ASCs since 1933) trines Jupiter 3Leo51 in 7th h (1A39.)
Venus/Jupiter contacts show the sense of good fortune that accompanies a residency in the White House...or should, if one's perfidies can remain veiled well enough to bluff through a term or two. Yet one does receive a lot of help and protection from powerful forces unless one becomes completely unhinged like Richard Nixon, or threatens to monkey with the way world banks do business as JFK and Lincoln did. And the Utopians' Manifest Destiny leanings are guided by occult perceptions which are never discussed or admitted to, of course. But don't you love it when Astrology says, peep-eye!?
Now we know that separating/waning aspects may be said to represent unconscious energies and interactions within the psyche; or, when seeing planets as actors in a mystery play, waning aspects signify contacts met or made in the past with the degree and minute cluing us in to how long ago...1S30 can indicate 1 1/2 seconds-minutes-hours-days-weeks-or-months, etc...but you know such Horary principles better than I do so why am I typing this at you? ;p
At any rate, the White House's Venus/Uranus waning sextile works on on unconscious level and thus is ripe for self-undoing purposes, when karma comes back around to take a big bite out of one's garbanza and we - yes, even the White House - must invariably reap what was sown. And since the W-H has always tended to rep itself as upstanding, do-gooding, and deserving of the world's admiration and/or fealty, I fret that America's downfall in the karma department will be all the more crashing with a super-sized helping of eat-crow on the side.
So in what departments (chart houses) of life may this Venusian/Uranian karma return most demonstrably to the White House and to our long-misruled nation?
In the W-H natal chart set for noon, as noted, Venus in in 10th and rules 4th and 9th houses; Uranus is in 8th house and, in a Placidus house system, is somewhat stypmied with Aquarius intercepted in 1st house; critical or crisis degree 20Cap07 rises and is ruled by Saturn; US n Saturn '14Lib' sits upon 9th cusp.
In politics and business, Venus/Uranus = a treasury which shows unexpected rises and falls in its valuation; rulers using unusual means to develop plant or tree resources available (Teddy comes to mind!); a strange appreciation for financial assets or planning; ruling bodies that are unable to cope with sudden infusions or lacks of financial resources; distinctive settings that are suddenly exploited for development; indiscetions; unpredictable vanity shown by leaders or executives.
(Munkasey, Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets.)
Meanwhile, Reinhold Ebertin gives the Venus/Uranus combination of energies as: a self-willed, obstinate disposition (heard this one? yes, he's stubborn but at least we know where he stands); strange urges and inclinations; an uncompromising nature; moody, nervous, sensitive, ruled by feelings, inconstancy in relationships, and/or extravagant people, or those who are erratic with money.
(Any, all, or none may apply, as with midpoint pictures.)
And btw: the W-H chart contains a Mars/Neptune opposition (2A23) which echoes the Mars/Neptune square in the US natal chart...so it's inspired, confused, or deceptive motivations and actions all around, I'd say. Wouldn't you?
Another factor worth mentioning in the White House's natal chart...and it was in effect that day no matter the hour...involves authoritative Saturn as focal (apex) planet in a Fixed T-Square; as noted, Saturn is chart-ruler at noon, is in 'natural leader' Leo, and makes no applying aspects in the chart at all. Thus his position by sign, degree, and house are strengthened due to lack of modification from any major Ptolemaic aspects from other planetary energies; the US presidency's reputed 'sense of isolation' is partly described by this Saturn's lonely condition.
However, Saturn does form 3 separating aspects: squares to Mercury, Mars, and Chiron. The Fixed squares/blockages were met on Saturn's path prior to noon so in the 'real world' of Nov 1, 1800, may I hazard a guess: difficult, restricted, or delayed (Saturn) transport (Mercury/Mars) - perhaps the Madisons or their belongings encountered a bit o'mud on their way to the White House?
(Controversies, debates, and lawsuits are also provinces of Mercury/Mars.)
Now here's the T-SQ's midpoint picture
Mercury/Mars = Saturn 23Leo00 (in noon chart's 8th h): deep thinking; a powerful concentration; inhibited powers of decision; slow or sluggish thinking; the desire to harm others, or to bring harm to oneself by exaggerating; quarrels cause separations; the tendency to say bad things about others; avoiding discussion of force or might; old arguments are debated; loud, long term negotiations.
So with Saturn as apex planet in a Fixed T-SQ, what sort of manager are we cyclically and typically 'stuck with' as he bully-pulpits, bull-horns, or YouTubes at us from the exalted environs of the White House?
Well, you know how inflexible and rigid Fixed energy is, so there's that. Plus, old man Saturn prefers Cardinal energy through which he can work best (Cap), but here our Old Man senex has to settle for being 'the point man' in a Fixed T-SQ.
This Saturn indicates a person (or people, or entity) acting wilfully unyielding to the nth degree; rigidly organized, disciplined, and intensely purposeful and driven, apex Saturn here suggests a compulsion to establish long term security and safety by exercising tight control over people, events, and situations. Ruthless and dogged in securing power, apex Saturn does not share authority easily, if at all, and deeply resents any challenges to his indomitable will.
(So much for Eisenhower's warning of a government take-over by the 'military industrial complex' - since US Mars turned Rx by progresssion in n 10th house, 'the military moves into the White House' is indicated. At least since our Mars changed directions in 2006 @ '19Libra' = "A Gang of Robbers in Hiding"...GROUP PROTEST...keynote: Protest against disharmonic social privilege. (One might) think of Robin Hood and his band, or early Bolsheviks in Russia robbing banks to finance the revolution...Individuals alone are impotent in producing actual changes in social consciousness. A "group" must be formed. (Rudhyar.)
Back to apex Saturn...
Saturn here is one-pointedly determined to preserve the structure (Mars Rx in Taurus, 4th house = false flag ops on US soil and other methods of subversive action that divert improvements of any real merit on behalf of we-the-people? jc) and the order that the establishment values (no matter how murky and hidden their true motives are as true faces are kept from public view.)
However, if well-managed and fairly motivated, this apex Saturn can come to represent a 'reliable fortress' for others during crises (which is an easier role to play if you're forewarned, well-prepared, and read your script) and will seldom back down from what he sees as his duty. Building permanent foundations (as would our Freemason presidents) is one of his primary duties; working long and hard toward an ultimate goal brings tangible results for long term efforts.
Yet defensive inhibitions draw him into unrewarding, stifling, or ill-conceived alliances which create karmic conditions. Saturn is considered a karmic planet since he naturally reminds us of our pasts and former actions - and the way we did or did not maturely handle responsibilities - when he comes a-knockin' on the do' in his role as Mr. Grim Reality.
Uranus' trail of quirks, bumps, and shocks: circa 1800 fast-forwarded to 2010
Aka, the White House's midlife crisis...
Uranus-opposite-Uranus is a period of time when generations clash and no one wants to give up their unique ways of behaving. Little meeting of the minds (or of tastes) occurs with one generation behaving (Uranus) in Libran fashion and those just 'passed by' in Uranus' 84-year cycle toddling around acting like a bunch of critical, science-minded Virgoans, the dedicated workers among us.
Plus, a 'new wave' of whippersnappers and upstarts suddenly comes along behaving like those of a pioneering Aries persuasion, all activistic and riled up and all. With the W-H's natal Mars Rx there's been a reactionary vibe in the White House from Day One; plus, Mars is in Taurus, one of the money signs...the Taurean shadow side: intolerance, selfishness, and greed. (And a Mercury/Mars opposition is always restless to show its competence in all things, isn't it? Illusions of infallibility show a certain weakness in the W-H's character, not strength, imho.)
And you know, Jupiter opposing natal Uranus is no picnic either since business matters, financial and fund-raising efforts, and groups projects may come to a screeching halt under its influence; everyone seems to go off in different directions or come to alternate conclusions with too much conflict with one's network makes group activities hard to manage, if not impossible.
Well, Blogger just 'ate' the most recent draft of this post, so a bunch of it is now MIA so I shall close for now after spending all day typing it. Hope this post is not too much of a mish mash for you to get something out of. Wordpress gremlin'd away an entire post the other day about Elena Kagan's natal chart, and frankly, I'm too put out to think about politics anymore this evening. I shall retire to my cave of inspiration.
Yet I do wonder if the White House can ignore a strong urge to have itself painted red, the color of the fast sports car so indicative of a midlife crisis. Suckily, the probable equivalent to rocking a shiny new car would be instigating a new war. But that's not the White House behaving differently at midlife crisis, is it?
No, it's only the same tiresome and costly, jingoism of Uranian world revolution and chaos in order to gain more power and control (Pluto) for the imperialist victimizers in their ivory towers and bank vaults who use innocent people as 'human shields' and chattel in their game of win-at-any-cost one-world-government.