Way back in 2006, 2007, and 2008 on Stars Over Washington a frequent mention or quote involved the following excerpt from Franklin D. Roosevelt's Inauguration Address of January 20, 1937 (the first inauguration that was switched from early March to January 20th and which gave the presidency an airy, more rigid Aquarian Sun of leadership instead of a watery Pisces Sun). Since then the US economy has tanked and somewhat recovered (in an illusory way for the 99%) and many economists, pundits, and prognosticators are predicting another meltdown in 2016 or later.
As an astrology novice, I, too, have been guilty of such doubts if only because of the natural law that 'what goes up must come down' and the bubbly, fraudulent Jupiter-Neptune influences of 2009 and beyond. But one thing as an American and a Child of the Revolution (30 Cancer) that has never seemed doubtful to me is that the following excerpt full of the humanitarian flavor of Aquarius describes a timeless measurement and perfectly encapsulates our current worsening conditions brought on by the steady campaign fought by wealthy, secretive plutocrats against the American people in order to dismantle our social safety net, create chaos and misery, and set up a global government of pernicious proportions. Echoing from 1937, here are the words of President Roosevelt:
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little."
Did he mean karmic progress or simply economic and societal progress? Perhaps all three or something else. And yes, I know that FDR was a 'new world order' promoter himself but with a Democratic flair. As for the Aquarian nature of his words it displays in his natal horoscope with Sun in Aquarius and Uranus rising in Mercury-ruled Virgo which identifies him as one who can cope with whatever arises--and, as he himself is recorded as saying--gave him talents such as those required to be an actor, juggler, and magician. As you know, Mercury is also The Trickster, and genius Uranus is considered the planet of progress, progressive politics, disruption, originality, novelty, shocks, and radical reforms.
Also of interest is that at the moment of his Inauguration Address of January 20, 1937, transit Pluto (plutocracy, the papacy, assassins, and such) @27Cancer34 precisely opposed US natal Pluto (27:33) denoting two great powers locked in a titanic struggle for control, wealth of nations included. Well, it's been 79 years since FDR spoke those Aquarian sentiments and Pluto now approaches his natal Capricorn position in our nation's July 4, 1776 chart. My thought is that whoever and whatever groups 1937 Pluto represented now consider themselves in the final stages of their campaign to rule the world in time for, or around the time of, America's first-ever Pluto Return/s in 2022. That this destructive plan so long Pluto's obsession has spiritual as well as societal, financial, and political implications is beyond the scope of this post.
Blog Note: annoyingly my Internet connection problems continue off and on which makes publishing articles rather spotty as well. Even so, here's a hint of the more immediate topics through Spring which are now on my Coming Soon list and awaiting a publish for those who may wish to stay tuned, follow, or subscribe to SO'W (and a Big Thank You to those who do!):
More info on the March 9, 2016 Solar Eclipse @19Pisces; the Lunar Eclipse of March 23 @3Libra; Mars' Rx Station conjunct Antares in April (followed next day by a Pluto Rx Station--already posted); the Transit of Mercury in May; June's Aries Ingress (or Spring Equinox 2016, as I prefer to call it--chart good for an entire year). And since New and Full Moons can act much as 'wild card' eclipses do, uncovering hidden things and timing other Uranian disruptions, I'll post on as many of those as possible given my schedule and interruptions due to Comcast X-finity's so-so service.
Related posts and an article:
The Inauguration Horoscope 1913 of warmonger President Woodrow Wilson, another 'new world order' promoter as duly noted on the official White House website! Wilson secretly pledged America to enter World War I although he had campaigned as a peace and democracy candidate. You know--like politicians do now.
A few brief astro-notes on Henry A. Wallace, FDR's mystic Vice President and occultist.
FDR signs the Social Security Act August 14, 1935 (the signing video with brief astro-notes).
From 2011, FDR Assesses "Economic Royalists" in 1936 (video), includes brief astro-notes.
A list of famous quotes from FDR and a few words concerning his natal horoscope.
Social Democracy Is 100% American (video interview).
Perhaps Bernie Sanders will be president come November--check out a related article from January 26, 2016's Technocracy News by Jeremy Rifkin, Flashback: Radical New Economic System Will Emerge From Collapse of Capitalism, which was "the exact prediction of the technocrats in the 1930s, during the worst of the Great Depression--"