Early next week and for ten days, the US Congress will be back in session prior to their holiday/end-of-year break. At the end of the week on Saturday December 6, a Full Moon @14Gem18 spotlights relationships, alliances, full awareness, and possibly opposition at the fulfillment or culmination phase of the Moon beginning with the seeds planted at the previous New Moon (Nov 22, 2014 @00Sag04.) As a pair, the two lunations may relate to several levels of events, activities, and enterprises of a Geminian-Sagittarian nature, of course, and these may include military concerns, plans, actions, and transport of supplies and troops ('1Sag' = "A Grand Army of the Republic Campfire," a Sabian Symbol and degree which may also refer to the might-makes-right Republican Party and their recently finagled majority in the 2015 House and Senate.)
Note that the Full Moon @14Gem18 is quite near Fixed Star Rigel in Orion--its key phrase 'to bring knowledge' so education may be on someone's agenda. Royal Rigel can also have a civilizing effect on proceedings but it may take several more chart factors and influences in order to improve the behavior of the anarchists and zealots (identified by disruptive Uranus in Mars-ruled Aries) now 'serving' in Congress--and this is the 'old' Congress about to dissolve to make way for the 2015 group of hog castrators and whatnot. Who knows what neglect of duty and breach of public trust may be foisted upon the American people in 2015 and 2016 as President Obama's presidency grinds on down with as many problems and scandals as the undermining GOP can muster. Over-making their point (that the GOP is the only real leader of this nation) seems to be part of their deluded obsessions which hit something of a peak during the 2012 presidential election with Mitt Romney while the party's progressed chart showed a paranoid, self-deceived opposition between progressed Moon and fraudulent Neptune. The public watched political operative Karl Rove express their misguided impressions in real time on live TV!
But next week we find a Moon-Uranus flavor to the proceedings and in Politics and Business that denotes that some members will express great insights into the nation's problems but showing such care may involve use of unconventional methods. Executive orders come to mind. However, many leaders will be acting on their own whims and fancies with little idea of how they are seen by the rest of the world--the American public, or, the wider world. They've already made us all look like blathering idiots, imho, and no less so themselves. And what about Jonathan Gruber's Obamacare-related remarks about Democrats thinking the American people are stupid? Even if they do, it hardly compares to the stupidity (and misbegotten idealism) repeatedly shown these last years by many members of the US Congress who are supposed to favor better behavior and exalted thinking and debating.
Instead, the morons of Congress and their wealthy enablers served us "Green Eggs and Ham" delivered--as if we were children--with a self-important bravado that I admit was embarrassing--and I don't care even a fig for gasbag Ted Cruz!
Yes, it's true that the public has been in many ways 'dumbed down' (by toxically contaminated food, water, air, deviant entertainment, etc) yet our elected 'lawmakers' seem to be dumbing down themselves or pretending to in order to keep from doing the jobs they were supposedly elected (or installed) to perform, especially if strengthening our social fabric is involved. And they act the fool within such an esteemed institution and have made a mockery of it before the entire world!
Okay, I could fuss on, you know I could, but let's discuss the transit of Mars this week to US natal Pluto Rx @27Cap33. This transit comes around approximately every two years or so and is prominent now due to real world events: more war in the Middle East, protests and riots at home with a lamentable Police State mentality in force, murder and other violent acts, settled Civil Rights laws under fire--plus, Obamacare to receive more Supreme Court attention, total surveillance, DNA collection, criminalizing and imprisoning the populace, too many laws on the books, the secessionist movement rearing its sheeted head, crimes of rape--all supported by the Mars-Pluto pair's forceful, intense, and perhaps secretive Scorpionic undertones.
'Purposeful' is a good description of the Mars-Pluto effect in Politics though a me-first attitude with its narrow interests hints at anti-social motives as efforts are perverted away from the public good. Karma--reaping what's been sown--is also an element within Mars-to-Pluto transits and the CIA term 'blow back' comes easily to mind along with the Pentagon's tiresome tendency to make enemies where there were none before via furtive plutonian tactics. Well, they must chow down on a lot of un-indicted ham sandwiches over at the Pentagon cafeteria because they can act awfully ham-fisted.
Other concerns within this Scorpio-drenched picture are potentials for revenge, jealousy, perilous actions, natural disasters, and risk-taking. We all remain, after all, under the vibrations of the October 23, 2014 Solar Eclipse @00Sco24, a 'very Scorpio' degree area at the beginning of the sign and its first decanate.
Positively, some folks will use this transit as a period for rejuvenation and recuperation, discovering new uses for old things (Mitch McConnell? I kid!), investing one's assets, conducting deep research projects, performing comprehensive investigations, having surgery, engaging in daredevil sports competitions, practicing better self-control, studying metaphysical subjects, or perhaps for finding long-buried hidden talents and resources.
What will you be up to as 2014 draws to a close?
Personally I plan to use the next few weeks into January 2015 for family preparations and gatherings, relaxing whenever possible, blogging a bit (including Winter Solstice 2014--coming soon), and, as much as possible, completely ignoring the brazen fools who act like entitled monkeys hooting around the rafters of the Capitol Building of Sacred Geometry style architecture, a Masonic temple reflected from DC's Federal Triangle and aligned with Royal Star, Regulus.
Now if only the 'royal' monkeys of Congress were aware of and suitably embarrassed by who and what they actually are.
Blog Note: if you wish, type 'Eclipses' into the sidebar Search field for a link to the October 2014 Solar Eclipse horoscope set for Washington DC, plus, a list of related posts which includes an overview of the Solar Eclipses of 2015 into 2017.
Nov 30, 2014: just adding an article link for those who may be interested in Uranian Hollywood types. It's a freshly published post concerning the Astrology of James Dean's life and death: James Dean's Fatal Car Crash: an Eclipse Triggered by yours truly. Just as eclipses can be, this teen idol was a unique 'wild card' all his own! jc