The 2010 Aries Ingress on the 20th of March, in Washington D.C., is characterized by the following:
- Housing, homelessness.... and yes, more foreclosures.
- the collapse of the infrastructure can lead to casualties.
- Moral Outrage!
- Obstructionism from conservative factions
- Women’s Health Issues (read... abortion issue and health care reform)
The housing situation looks bleak... there are more foreclosures on the horizon... perhaps worse than before... but this time Congress is prepared. Quick foresight and intervention may help to quell some of the more horrendous consequences of creative deceptive mortgages with the consequence of more mortgages defaulting... and people losing their homes.
There are other reasons why people are going to lose their homes and/or be displaced, and this has to do with a crumbling infrastructure. This can be both physical and metaphorical. Which brings us back to the Summer of 2007, with the collapse of a Minneapolis Bridge during rush hour. The calamity which occurred not only disrupted transportation, but aimed a spotlight on public infrastructure. Pluto was in the last degrees of Sagittarius, about to switch signs to Capricorn (structures). It had even been proposed that as part of the economic revival program that a program similar to the public works programs of the 30’s. But these were dismissed as being too slow, and not enough of the quick fix that was necessary to revive the floundering economy. This is despite the fact that these programs would also supply jobs, and repair potentially dangerous roads and bridges in long need of repair. Do we need another catastrophe to put this program back on the table? Hopefully not.
But it is apparent that there has been a gross neglect of the working man, and we will continue to see unemployment grow over the next quarter. We need businesses, or some sort of public works program, to provide work for the unemployed... otherwise something dark and menacing is going to be brewing, and potentially rising up from within the masses, and the newly disenfranchised populace. With loss comes grief, denial, and anger as people think in terms of survival and moral outrage.
One lesson this administration is coming to learn is that you can’t please everyone. Bipartisan cooperation, albeit ideal and a righteous attempt to put a positive face on Washington, isn’t working. At the Ingress Uranus is in the last drops of Pisces, ruled by Neptune in Uranus’s sign of Aquarius. This mutual exchange between these two planets, almost makes people think that for the sake of the Greater Good, for the sake of the poor, the unemployed, the victimized and the invisible... you could appeal to the better nature of even hard core politicians. As I write this the House of Representatives is poised to vote on health care reform. Looking at the Ingress chart, it doesn’t look like health care reform stands a chance... and certainly not women’s health care rights. conservative Democrats refuse to vote for the bill as it is unless something is added to prohibit paying for abortions. Pelosi meanwhile has stated the bill will stand as the bill, without any additions or changes. I suspect the conservatives win...looking at the Ingress chart.
Republican leaders, meantime, are vowing to repeal the legislation if it becomes law (this is in hopes of recapturing control of Congress in the mid-term elections in November). They predict that passing health care reform will be the downfall of the administration.
According to the Ingress chart, there are hard truths that need to be told, and a lot of misinformation (lies) being put forth in the guise truth, but which is actually concealing another hidden agenda. Or at least just trying to obstruct the current administration. But there are strong opinions on both sides of the aisle... or at least a determination to have one’s way, whether it be ethical or not. Thus the moral outrage, both real and pretend. There are a lot of ethical and moral questions here! The right, the anti-abortion people have their moral outrage. Those who, up till now, were steadfastly fighting for the now defunct public option feel as if they are being forced to vote for something that they do not believe in... because it is the lesser of two evils... the worse evil being doing nothing. It seems difficult to imagine that anything will get passed in this environment.
It remained nasty this weekend. Several thousand “tea-partiers” gathered on Capitol Hill on Saturday, as lawmakers met to lay down the rules for yesterday’s vote. “Born in the USA not the USSR” and “Buck Ofamacare” said their placards. A protester called representative Barney Frank, who is gay, a “faggot”. Another spat on representative Emanuel Cleaver, who is black. Two other African-American congressmen, John Lewis and André Carson, were jeered as “niggers”. This is all symbolized by Saturn the planet of conservatism and fear opposing the Sun (the President) and Mercury (the bill) while square Pluto (prejudice and trying to force their agenda).
Republicans are going to hold this thing up as long as they can.
The days of bipartisan politics is coming to an end.