Update December 22, 2017: House and Senate voted to extend government funding until January 19, 2018 thus averting another lousy shutdown and, leaving work undone, have high-tailed it home for the holidays. Or, as WSB Radio's Jamie Dupree puts it, Congress Punts Most Decisions into 2018.
Update December 21, 2017: To avoid the bill's automatic Medicare and other cuts taking effect in 2018, an election year, Mr. Trump may not sign the tax cut (corporate give-away) bill until January 2018. If the trick is pulled, remember that little sleight-of-hand in November 2018 (midterms) with the GOP's massive cuts to social programs waiting around the corner in 2019. But such is the way of Politics, that "organized system of hatreds."
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Wednesday December 20, 2017: As you've undoubtedly heard, in the wee hours of this morning GOP lawmakers passed their tax cuts and jobs bill not long after transit Saturn entered his own sign of Capricorn on Tuesday--almost as if congressional astrologers had planned it that way for the sake of symbolism. And though I've fussed over this giveaway to the wealthy who don't need tax breaks, I fervently hope that the alleged boost to the US economy will be a result of the legislation, secretive as it is with its "pass it to find out what's in it" flavor.
Mr. Trump hopes to sign the thing into law this afternoon which will make him and all of Washington's wealthy politicians and their meddling donors so happy for their long-awaited massive windfall!
In addition, Sun and Saturn conjoin tomorrow (12.21.17) at 4:08 pm est (00Capricorn) a few hours after Winter Solstice 2017 perfects (11:28 am est) as we see in the Solstice Horoscope and whatever benefits their hard work and loyalty bring lawmakers, corporatists, and other wealth-grabbers, benefits are not guaranteed for the rest of the country, or for the government since America's natal Sun-Saturn square will lessen the glow and may not be completely satisfied with the results of this bill.
Naturally, as 2018 goes on into 2019, Republicans will tout how necessary more cuts to social safety net programs will become due to America's emptying coffers--the coffers their tax cut bill will help empty. Note the GOP's half-hearted promise that they will eventually 'make permanent' the tax cuts for the non-wealthy at some point in the distant future, although emptying coffers suggest otherwise as income inequality grows.
Yet through all the greed, our national Sun-Saturn square (Cancer-Libra) demands taking responsibility for national problems and issues which include the care of seniors and the weaker members of society--and that responsibility is precisely what Republicans have dreamed of neglecting since the days of FDR. And if all this reminds you of an Ayn Rand scenario where The Corporatists take all their marbles and leave the society that made them rich--leave it to its own tattered devices--then you and I are on the same page. Now come to think of it, Ayn Rand must be dancing in her moldy grave which is something yours truly would not pay a nickle to see.
So for all Americans under threat of loss due to the GOP agenda (loss, one of karmic Saturn's more difficult lessons), the specter of a cold hard Winter knocks at the door and beckons us to take up our pitchforks against the thieves and villains of government. And yes, this is truly an 'eclipsing of America and We The People, thanks to the info-distorting Great American Eclipse @29Leo now influencing events and conditions via the 29Leo natal Ascendant of Donald Trump.
Yet 2018 cometh and we'll soon know more about the new conditions caused by this week's GOP tax cut bill for the next Solar Eclipse manifests @27AQ on February 15, 2018 as the 'We The People' Eclipse because it 'eclipses' our US natal Moon.
And here's a revised astrological analysis of the politics and ethics of Tulsi Gabbard by millennial astrologer Kevin Estes.