Jun 24, 2018

2018 Midterms and the Cosmic Trigger Degree

Recently we discussed the DC horoscope of Syzygy Moon of the 2018 Midterm Elections, a Full Moon @1Tau13 conjunct erratic Uranus, the guiding planet of chaos-creator Donald Trump (posited @17Gemini in his natal 10th house with North Node and Sun).

Now let's add a bit about the Taurus-Scorpio degrees involved for 00Taurus is sometimes called the 'cosmic trigger degree' or 'Hitler's cosmic trigger degree' since it's his natal Sun degree and in his lifetime by transit compelled him to commit multiple acts of war and violence. Of course, the triggering influence can extend on into Taurus and even without Adolf's ego problems involved, unpredictable Uranus by transit can act as a planetary trigger for disruptive events such as protests, strikes, natural disasters, revolutions, or wars, plus, as you know, Taurus is a sign of Fixed (rigid) energy, brittle as is astrological Uranus.

Now since the first few degrees of Taurus is the path Uranus and other planets entering the sign will take in the Zodiac, let's refer to the Encyclopedia of Astrology (1947) by Nicholas Devore in which he gives some interesting details concerning the first few degrees of Venus-ruled Taurus as:

00Taurus: powerful in combining old principles in new applications.

1Taurus: magic.

2Taurus: degree of plot and strategy; important degree in nativities of great military generals.

In 1947 @2Tau51: Sharatan (or, Sheratan, beta Arietis): a pearly white star of the Ram's North Horn (Mars-Saturn); unscrupulous; defeat; destruction by war, fire, or earthquake.

3Taurus: Exaltation of the Moon; a fortunate degree; one accustomed to the exercise of authority (also centaur Chiron was discovered in 1977 @3Tau08--jc).

4Taurus: Founder of a sect; the seat of law.

5Taurus: occultist; healer; hermit.

6Taurus: degree of many enemies.

Now other stars appear along the Taurean path as well and you may wish to read about Sharatan, Hamal (the alpha star of Aries--to follow one's own path), and others at Constellation of Words.

Hopefully, when maverick planet Uranus reaches 00Taurus+ again, it won't trigger too disruptively its 'enemy' planet, restrictive Saturn Rx in the World War II horoscope for such a contact can indicate sudden or vast changes to traditions, rules, and regulations (freedom from limits or boundaries) which We The People won't necessarily appreciate especially since Uranus never guarantees predictable consequences, no matter its stated intentions. Taurus is the builder yet Uranus can and may destroy or break--and since unorthodox ways of handling responsibilities already erupt from 'builder' Donald Trump and his gang, we know that in independence-loving Uranian fashion, it's pointless to guess what Mr. Trump and his handlers have in store for reforming the status quo in American society as they break down the US government.

However, we can say that new and unusual directions are definitely on the political path as the 2018 Midterms approach and then beyond into 2019, however wackily election results turn out in November.

And speaking of Uranian disruption, please consider that the Prenatal Solar Eclipse of Donald Trump will soon repeat on July 12, 2018 with its 'separation' implications personal for him yet because of his social position in the Oval Office the eclipse's 'critical times' must thereby include in the cauldron the American public if not the entire world.


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