June 25, 2015: Today, in a 6--3 ruling, the Supreme Court upheld the subsidies in President Obama's Affordable Health Care Act, aka, Obamacare.
As a symbolic horoscope for this event I'm looking at a chart set for Washington DC at 10:00 am the hour that SCOTUS ruulings are generally announced and a mildly surprising picture forms: asteroids Sisyphus (determination--though efforts may be fruitless) and Nemesis (the unbeatable foe) arise on the Ascendant (24Leo) along with transit Jupiter (expansion, growth, investment, development, ideals, politics) @20Leo conjunct transit Isis. Isis!
Naturally, Republicans are now and will continue to play the "fight isn't over" card (Sisyphus) though this ruling has excused them from having to come up with an actual solution for America's ailing health care system while being responsible for a regression to how it was prior to March 23, 2010 when @POTUS signed the ACA with 22 pens. This 'excuse' applies to Campaign 2016 candidates who will probably bark the loudest (guess they feel they must to satisfy "the base" and their anti-ACA political funders) and it will really gather steam if a Republican president is (s)elected on November 8, 2016.
And if we look to the 10:00 am horoscope's Midheaven (MC) degree, the Aspirations-Goal and Why? Point of any horoscope, we find '19 Taurus' with its interesting Sabian Symbol when considering American politics and the motivation of today's SCOTUS ruling concerning this controversial Act:
"A newly formed continent rises out of the ocean" (Rudhyar), an obvious reference to America as a 'New Atlantis' and the establishment of a 'new world order' in 1776. In his The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Marc Edmund Jones gives potentials for positive and negative expressions of this degree:
Positive: a revolutionary potentiality by which each individual is enabled to remodel the entire face of the universe.
Negative (shadow side--jc): a genius for futile turmoil and persistent upset.
To me the negative expression of 19Taurus describes conservative US politicians to a T as they pose within their Political Theater performances which these days tend to serve as "governing" in America though it takes enough enabling Democrats to bring the New World Order script authored by foreign corporate meddlers to life.