Looking at a horoscope set for the Capitol Building, October 1, 2013 @12 am edt, we find rising 11Can54 which brings up US natal Sun @13Cap19 (leadership, or, the leader.) Our national Venus and Jupiter have just arisen as a partial shutdown of the US government looms--unless a deal is reached in the hours prior to midnight tonight. If nothing else, this Utopian endeavor is adding to the distrust and lack of confidence the American people have in Washington DC as a federal centralized government--just as anarchists have long planned--bwa ha ha.
And given the ongoing battles over raising the debt ceiling to pay our already-incurred bills, the deficit (which has fallen by half under President Obama--as usual for a Democratic presidency), and other sticky wickets from the GOP wishlist, we may expect that tonight's possible shutdown isn't the worst of it for the balance of 2013 into 2014 promises to be sour grapes until the presidential agenda is weakened to the breaking point and an ideological point is made.
Obviously, the Republican Tea Party is not concerned that their dramatics undermine America's influence on the world stage, nor do they care a fig for the global economy which may collapse under their bossy boots. And we know that the fate of the American middle and working classes is of no moment as long as the GOP (working on behalf of international corporatists--the Koch Brothers come to mind) have their way. Which highway the Republican way plops us upon is our little red wagons for it's 'survival of the fittest' for the little Ayn Randers among us.
As you know, it's the Rand philosophy the Teas and Rs follow which favors 'death panels' for those who are 'too weak' to deserve life. That's part of why they despise New Deal programs so deeply--they allow the ill, small, and weak to live. Now I don't like typing such things as this, but there it is.
So on October 1, 2013 at 12:00 am edt on Capitol Hill, we find an interesting Sabian Symbol in the WHAT? position: '12Can' = "A Chinese Woman Nursing a Baby with a Message...MATERIALIZATION...positive expression: a gift for bringing the more Godlike resources or superior powers of self to a point of real community service; negative (shadow side) expression: completely unreasonable demands for recognition." (Jones.) Does our creditor the Chinese government have a message for Washington DC? Will another 'brink' in the GOP's Govern By Crisis be avoided?
Banker Jupiter, Deceptive Neptune, Quarreling Mars, and The Drain
Now moneybags Jupiter @18Can21 in 1st house rises as well and rules the 6th house (via Sag) and the 10th house of Public Status/The Goal with the MC @22Pis23. This places US natal Neptune precisely on the IC (The HOW? point; Endings; The Drain) @22Vir23 which happens to be President Obama's natal Mars position and I'm certain you know that US natal Neptune veils and glamorizes the motivations and actions (Mars) of the president, making his motivation for action hazy and thus difficult to identify correctly. US natal Mars in Gemini is also triggered here due to our natal and problematic Mars-Neptune square of confused motivations and foggily misguided actions.
A midpoint picture may be extracted based on the MC-Neptune-Mars trio...Mars-Neptune = shutdown MC: losing contact defensively (Tyl); discontent; hopelessness; failure; weakness (Ebertin) yet these potentials may manifest in part or not at all. I see the trio as a hint of the uncertainty of Obama supporters who fear he will again concede too much to the Republicans now or in future battles. If ever the bromide, 'give an inch, they'll take a mile' should be followed by the White House, tonight's the night. Especially since Mitt Romney's 'Repeal Obamacare' presidential campaign was rejected by a majority of voters. And many of us think too much was conceded in the ACA to insurance companies, a sentiment behind much of the negative polling 'Obamacare' receives. Change the label and polling results improve.
Curiously there's an Angular midpoint of note--Uranus-Neptune, the Enlightenment duo which relates to their 1993 conjunction/s of new world order proportions--at MC (The Goal) so we have peculiar dispositions, inner vision, impassivity, and a potential for dissolution to consider. I believe this links the current circumstances to the Solar Eclipse of November 3, 2013 @11Sco15 for it contains Uranus-Neptune content and is within the time frame of all fiscal stalemates now being fought--and Scorpio is the sign of Big Business/Corporatism with the sign's natural house being the 8th of Shared Resources, Debt, Credit, Insurance, and Transformation.
Meanwhile, 12 am tonight occurs within an energetic, contentious Hour of Mars and Mars has just had a visit from the Moon (We the People), a planetary combo denoting emotional anger on our parts and quarrels (Mars) about changes (Moon) on Capitol Hill.
Yet how will things proceed? Well, the only applying Ptolemaic aspect of chart-ruler Moon (since Luna's conjunction with Mars in the 2nd house of the National Treasury has past by 12 am--it's exact at 10:03 pm edt @21Leo18--will a shutdown be averted around or just after that hour?) is a square with Venus in 5th house of Gambling and Speculation as Washington politicians flirt and gamble with America's credit rating and the NYSE's health.
On one level, a Moon-Venus square indicates trouble with the ladies and also success delayed due to lack of cooperation. Republicans' envy of President Obama in the Oval Office (a Venus reference) shows in their constant critiques and fussiness over him. Even so, current attempts to overcome interference provide stimulating challenges to the camera-ready varmints who play-act in this performance of Washington Political Theater.
Now I don't know about you, dear reader, but I've had more than enough of Capitol Hillers' 'stimulating challenges' which keep them obsessively occupied instead of working on behalf of We the People who pay them and pay for their gold-plated health insurance. But perhaps that's part of the point in their above-mentioned agenda to undermine and decrease the size of the US government until it can be "drowned in a bath tub".
In any case, wouldn't a forceful drowning be considered murder?