Perhaps you may want to read a brief article before you hear President Obama speak tomorrow night on TV (6.15.10 8 pm edt) concerning the BP-Gulf Oil Disaster of April 20 because it's worse than you think - now BP admits there's damage below the ocean floor.
Neptune/Chiron, you outdo yourselves with your 'wounded ocean' archetype - enough is too much already!
On the evening of June 15, 2010, @ 8:00 pm edt at the White House, 18Sag12 rises on the WHAT? Point of the chart, a degree with an interesting Sabian Symbol given the topic of the President's address...
'19Sag' = "Pelicans, Disturbed by People, Move Their Habitats"...how's that for a sad synchronicity?
Dane Rudhyar expands a little on this symbol's word picture:
"Pelicans Menaced by the Behavior and Refuse of Men Seek Safer Areas for Bringing Up Their Young"...'keynote: The need for people concerned with the future to discover a new way of living and more wholesome surroundings...SURVIVAL has become a matter of extreme importance. Whole animal species may be destroyed by our civilization, mankind itself is in danger. Going to distant planets is hardly the answer. A generation may have to sacrifice itself for the sake of its descendants.'
(An Astrological Mandala, Rudhyar.)
Chart-ruler Jupiter 1Ari13, still engaged in his happy tango at World Point 00Ari00 with Uranus 00:26, makes applying squares:
1. Jupiter SQ Pluto (3A09; Pluto is also a ruler of oil, pipes, and tunnels in dark recesses; Neptune rules oil, gas, and water, and the Great Conjunction of the two marks the symbolic natal chart of the Generation of Materialism from the 1890s - the Robber Barons of resource-plundering fame whose progeny (biological or ideological) now drill our ocean floors in search of huge profits with little or no concern for pelicans or their spoiled feathers.)
2. Sun SQ Jupiter (6A26), an 'over-promising' aspect indicating manipulation; Sun 24Gem46 is in 7th house of Partnerships and Public Enemies (see the next paragraph.) Is the President being manipulated by over-promises of money from BP? And/or is Mr. Obama manipulating the public with his 'escrow account' idea?
So Jupiter and Uranus are apex planets in a double T-Square involving coping Pluto (in 1st house of the speech chart) and the Sun (the leader - here in 7th house which may indicate Mr. Obama's subordinating himself to others - Gemini is associated with London, Versailles, Belgium, and Egypt, among others; any or all of these places may apply considering US corporate governance.)
The T-SQ will be exact in about one week once the Sun gets to early degrees of Cancer. (Speaking of Sun to 00Can00, you may wish to check out the Horoscope of Summer Solstice 2010 with starry Gemini Twins Castor and Pollux, and the July 11, 2010 Solar Eclipse, rising.)
Here are the pictures involving Jupiter and Uranus...
Sun/Pluto = Jupiter: successful striving for power; expansion of power base; international opportunities; urge to expand and acquire wealth.
Sun/Pluto = Uranus: sudden obsession to acquire more power and control; use of scientific methods to achieve progress or gain power; a surprising suspicion of basic power; new individual perspectives; rebellion; reform; sudden changes; carrying out fanatic reforms without regard for oneself; a need for better morals and ethics; sudden adjustments to new circumstances (arrest); laughter lightens perspectives.
The Jupiter/Uranus conj is ruled by Mars which is here posited in 9th house @ 4Vir38; Mars is focal planet in a repressive midpoint picture...
Moon/Saturn - Mars: having a sense of real problems; difficulty getting off the ground (or sea bed) except by careful, strategically planned exertion of energy; soul conflicts; the desire to overcome difficulties; illness of or separation from women.
So we have 'depressed people (Moon/Saturn) performing (Mars) dedicated work (Virgo)' in very frustrating, inhibiting circumstances.
Mercury 10Gem24, planet of speeches, announcements, negotiations, plans, trade, and commerce, is in Cadent 6th house of service (such as police, military, and the National Guard) - the only applying aspect Mercury makes here is an inconjunct (150 degr) with the North Node so Mr. Obama's speech may not succeed very well with most of the public (NN), or at the least, there will be adjustments to be made with this aspect appearing in the President's 'speech chart'.
But then Mercury also relates to reporters, journalists, and bloggers, so the input by some of them may not please the public concerning the issues the President mentions and the ongoing crisis being dealt with on the Gulf Coast.
And yes, the chart shows the Jupiter/Uranus/AP conj loosely opposed by Saturn with the old man still tarrying in Mutable Virgo, and obstacle-placing T-Squares are on display with the BP Oil situation, and with other difficulties affecting the collective (not just here in the US, of course, but my primary focus on this blog must usually be America, my favorite 'nag in the race'.)
Since Saturn is exalted in Libra and will soon reconnect with US natal MC 00Lib53; plus, Saturnian accountability is on the way with a US Saturn Return on our astro-menu) so perhaps the Cardinal quality of the transiting T-Squares will give impetus for finding successful solutions in the next few weeks when Saturn enters, and stays in, the Cardinal sign of Libra.
As you know, square configurations (90 degr) contain tremendous dynamic energies which can be well-employed, if one knows how.
For after all, you remember that the July 11, 2010 Solar Eclipse @ '19Can' (12 South Series which is America's PE from 1776) is soon upon us with its 'things at first seem worse, then improve with good outcomes' vibe.
Plus, the Sun/Moon midpoint of Mr. Obama's speech Tuesday night is 18Can27, Moon 12Leo08 conjoins the President's natal Sun, Venus conjoins his natal Mercury, and BP may just come up with new ideas or discover (Jupiter conj Uranus - discovery of new technology and exploring new realms of opportunity!) to figure out a workable, efficient solution to this harrowing puzzle of an environmental disaster.
If I had to guess from this chart whether BP will do what the Democrats say concerning the setting up of an escrow fund of $20 billion, I'd say that it's more probable than not with both Venus 1Leo54 and Moon in Leo in 8th house of Shared Resources, Big Money, and Corporations. (As long as the escrow amount is not a long-range cap on damage payments!)
Yet a caveat must be added that may turn out to be a mere trifle yet it's angular and a mixed bag, so see what you think....
Neptune/Mc = ASC (8:00 pm edt): acting and pretending; pursuit of the wrong objectives; uncertainty; living in a world of illusion; a foggy realm; defenses against insecurity.
The *Neptune/Mc midpoint indicates a potential for 'scandals of a very large scope' so I hope America's tendency to settle for scandals rather than actual improvements won't interfere with finding solutions to the Gulf Coast fiasco. At this juncture, muddying political waters must be considered a self-serving, cynical blow against the pelicans and other species which are in danger of completely wiped out along with the livelihoods of their stewards, the good people of the Gulf Coast, who are doing such a great job cleaning oil off pelican feathers.
For America's sake, the political hackery and histrionics of the "anything to make Obama fail" campaign of top GOPers like Rush Limbaugh is precisely what our nation needs most to fail.
Timeline of Deepwater Horizon oil 'spill' @ Wiki.
*Neptune/Mc details: Michael Munkasey's book Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets; all midpoint pictures from Munkasey, Tyl, and Ebertin, and as always, 'any, all, or none' may apply.