Bernie's White House Meeting with Mercury Opposing Mars Rx
by Jude Cowell
Contacts between Mercury and Mars often have political implications and their opposition tomorrow, the day that Bernie Sanders meets with the President and Harry Reid at the White House, suggests differing opinions.
However, a curious double transit is in force for 2016 candidate Bernie Sanders whose accurate birth time has not been verified, last I heard. But even without an exact time, a quick peek at the White House meeting transits for June 9, 2016 confirm that for Senator Sanders, the day involves both a Sun to Jupiter and Jupiter to Sun double transit--Sun being ego and life purpose, and Jupiter playing many roles but here we'll don the Great Beneficent's political hat since it resonates with our current topic.
Expanded ego is one of the potentials for Sun-Jupiter contacts, as you know, but there are other implications in the situation the senator and the Democratic Party find themselves in at the moment with Hillary Clinton as the party's presidential nominee in spite of Bernie's mass appeal and his higher score when pitted against Mr. Trump--he has better favorables than Hillary.
Other transits are involved, of course, but Sun with Jupiter is a pretty big deal especially since it's quite rare that such a double transit occurs at all. Now his Virgo Sun and Virgo Jupiter are quite humble or at least they give a good rendition of it--and Jupiter is seldom humble. Even so, let's consider their White House meeting tomorrow, June 8th, as a Sun-Jupiter affair.
Sun to natal Jupiter (19Gemini) denotes a day or two of optimism and generosity during which positive outcomes may be expected even though difficulties may exist. Confidence is high and dramatic words and gestures may be in the picture. A judicial topic may be on the menu and President Obama and Minority Leader Harry Reid may offer the senator something he craves such as a top speaking spot at DNC 2016 in July. Considering that the Democratic Party won't want to alienate the millions of Sanders supporters, it's the least they can offer. Platform input is a potential goodie as well which falls under the 'Hillary shoved to the left' category, thanks to the Bernie Sanders campaign.
Yet like the hope of the American people on Inauguration Day 2009 for real change, anything corporate Democrats are likely to say or promise may be only fluff when actual governing occurs. After all, the public's Inauguration 2009 Moon @29Sco45 hinted at political duplicity by the ruling class via its revealing Sabian Symbol: "A Halloween Jester." (I blogged this trickery at ya then but ya weren't listening with both Jupiter and Neptune to US natal Moon!)
Naturally the longer lasting transit for Senator Sanders is the Jupiter to natal Sun which has been in effect for a while with Jupiter Rx, then Direct, and it marks a period when something--a project or endeavor--reaches culmination that was begun about 12 years ago and now must be either moved forward or discontinued. The issue is motivated by a need for ego satisfaction and we can safely acknowledge that everyone has an ego, even politicians who tend to become carried away with their own self importance on a daily basis. After all, their very careers depend upon large numbers of people voting for them in what is basically a constant supply of ego-puffing approval and applause which are put at their disposal (or, if cheaters, the illusion suffices) along with lucrative pocket-lining for those who partake.
Is Bernie Sanders puffed up or authentic? Perhaps unconsciously puffed at most! And full of strong convictions, one of which is that America belongs to We the People, not the billionaires.
Now since generosity is part of his current Sun-Jupiter circumstances, my hope is that the senator will make a promise or two of his own. Perhaps he will agree to support down-ticket Democrats in their races by contributing money from his campaign chest, something he has previously neglected to do. Failing that, perhaps he'll act like the crusty codger some pundits are painting him to be and continue fighting on for the presidency ('tilting at windmills', as they say). Yet it's good to have a spare in case the Clinton 'mystique' wears thin by November (and please don't offer Bilderberger-CFR guy, Joe Biden!) Bernie's DC Rally on June 14th should be interesting.
So will Thursday's White House meeting persuade Bernie to join The Team in an attempt to keep a Trump fiasco from befalling our country in November?
Well, with transit Jupiter in Virgo conjoining his natal Sun, ego inflation isn't actually necessary for it's time that Senator Sanders receive the honor and recognition due him without having to make demands (though he won't want to let down his followers by quitting too soon.) However, I hope his followers realize that it's growing late--and it's all about timing. And We the Voters must accept flawed nominee Hillary Clinton over the gaping maw that awaits us if we allow the Mars-rising, kingly Mr. Trump to perpetrate his version of a circus barking, snake oil selling presidency.
Because things really are that bad.