Sometimes it's difficult to ignore America's natal Mercury/Pluto opposition in modern times when you consider the great technological strides made toward total surveillance by way of Smartphones and social networking sites such as FaceBook, Twitter, and Google+.
That iPhone or Blackberry you depend on is your willing acquiescence to having everything you do, choose, read, hear, purchase, travel to, or think fully known by Big Brother who keeps tabs in order to predict your--and thus, 'his'--next move. Blogs and websites are regular targets, of course, especially ones infested with Politics--and dissent that disagrees with the globalist Washington consensus!
If our lack of privacy and governmental high-handedness sound 1984-ish a la George Orwell, there's a good reason--they are.
Here's Alex Jones recently interviewed on these draconian topics and tactics:
Mercury opposite Pluto is an aspect replete with deep anxieties! It makes people (and government) feel that all is in a state of crisis until more and more information can be obtained. Challenges cause intellectual arrogance due to feelings that credibility is being questioned (how delicate the US government's psyche must be, poor thing! If it meant as well as it's always pretended to mean, such anxieties and the resulting actions to control us and our opinions wouldn't be necessary to such a degree.)
There's a need with a Mercury/Pluto opposition to learn to mind one's own business, a cosmic imperative that the US has obviously failed to master while our tendencies toward forming premature conclusions and making snap judgments undermine even the best of our intentions.
Others find it difficult to 'get along with' America, and this is supported by our totem planet, Uranus, which describes our quirky, changeable behavior that so often involves the duplicity of the sign Gemini--and made more problematic by US Mars (energy, action, desire nature, quarreling capacity) which is also posited in duplicitous Gemini in wide conjunction with Uranus (13 degree orb; the Mars/Uranus pair of energies is courageous, unpredictable, and super-forceful when it comes to achieving goals--as we know through living The American Experience.)
Mercury (information; communications; thinking) opposite Pluto (control; spying; sabotage; invisibility) indicates secret projects, research carried on behind closed doors, legislation written in secret, clandestine activities, detective investigations, and dangerous intell rippling from the days of our nation's founding and as you know, recent machinations to hobble and destroy the US Postal Service have brought mentions in the press of Benjamin Franklin's organizing of the first US Postal Inspection Service which formed our initial and official spy network to "audit" citizens' mail.
See Hidden Spy System still exists in old post office.
And government "auditing" of our every move and communique continues in very modern fashion with snazzy tech gadgets galore.
So what about the fabled Orwellian year 1984 and its background influences provided by the two Solar Eclipses of that year? Well, for one thing, both eclipses occurred at significant degrees:
1. May 30, 1984 @ '9Gemini' conjunct US natal Uranus 8Gem55--progressive, radical planet of Technology and The Future. This eclipse fell in the 4 North Saros Series which began on May 25, 1389 (OS) @ 12Gem08--conjunct natal Descendant in the US natal Sibly chart (July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA.)
4N brings a difficult time of restriction, separation, restraint, and illusions with events that block individuals who then are prone to misjudging strengths of self and/or situation; waiting until the eclipse influences passes before taking any real action is advisable.
4N last manifested on June 10, 2002 @ '20Gem' during the Bush-Cheney regime--conjunct US natal Mars; 4N next occurs in the difficult year of 2020 at a propitious moment at Summer Solstice--June 21, 2020 @ '00Cancer', a World Point of Manifestation which was triggered at Summer Solstice 2001 @ '00Cancer'--the Pre-Natal Eclipse of 9/11/01.
This is one of the reasons that some astrologers including this one, consider the year 2020 to be a watershed opportunity for global despotism. The 4N Series links 2020 to 1984 through a cosmic conduit that runs directly through 2001 and thus to the perpetual war events, surveillance outrages, and undemocratic legislation that resulted and which bedevil us still.
No wonder a new President Obama had no chance of ending US wars overseas while simultaneously morphing them into a more mercenary/private contractor enterprise and keeping massive and costly US military bases, 'diplomatic' compounds, and prisons in place across the globe.
2. November 22, 1984 @ '1Sag', a degree with a Sabian Symbol: "A Grand Army of the Republic Campfire" which has obvious implications for America in the so-called Global War on Terror--and points to Orwell's prediction of perpetual war. This eclipse manifested in the 4 South Saros Series which carries within its rays very strong feelings about money and/or relationships. Portents include anger, lust, and a sense of fatedness (perfect for our 1984 sensibilities); relationship events are beyond any one's control, emotions are blocked and frustrated, and there may be a desire to suddenly end relationships; rash action should be avoided until things settle down.
4S began on March 19, 1624 @ '29 Pisces' near Aries Point; 4S next occurs on December 14, 2020 which makes 2020 a replay of the year 1984 in relation to Big Brother and our 1984 concerns--both years contain two Solar Eclipses from the same two Series.
Soon after 2020 comes 2022, the year that powerful, wealthy bloodline-promoting Pluto returns to its natal (Rx) position in America's natal horoscope @ 27Cap33. The Sabian Symbol for '28Cap' may be more significant than we as yet realize though to some people we're obviously on just such a path with Politics as Big Brother's excuse:
"A Large Aviary"...and the negative/unconscious/shadow side of '28Cap'?
Loss of all character in sheer officiousness.
Global bureaucrats rejoice?
For a skulk down memory lane, here's a SO'W post from 2006 showing links between George Orwell's natal chart and the horoscope of 9/11/01.
Eclipse info: Predictive Astrology, Bernadette Brady.
'28Cap' from The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Marc Edmund Jones. Also on-topic is Dane Rudhyar's An Astrological Mandala and its Keyword for '28Cap': CLAIRAUDIENCE..."meaning a capacity for being responsive to many inner voices."
Now isn't that your iPhone ringing?
Speaking of predictions, here's a video of Terence McKenna (1946--2000) discussing Earth's 26,000-year alignment with Galactic Center in 2012, the Tree of Life, and worm holes. McKenna is the fellow who brilliantly foresaw a New Millennial "transcendental object" that would keep everyone's attention transfixed, an obvious description of the Smartphones and iPads people keep their faces glued to day and night!