"Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be laid low—and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain—"(Isaiah 40:4-5)
Last week Obama signed the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, as well as the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2010, which had been languishing in the Senate for an indecently long period of time. Yet the story that dominated the air waves and the news media, was not about finally getting some kind of regulatory reform on Wall Street after they sent the country into a nose-dive recession... it wasn’t about finally making sure that the happlessly unemployed were not being left to rot, no, it was a fabricated fiasco created by some off-the-wall teabaggist, defaming a woman of integrity, by deliberately editing a tape to make her sound like a racist against white folks.
Faux News ran with the story, and when legitimate newscasters pointed out how Fox News was greedily running after the ratings while promoting an insidious agenda against the administration and this country, they also got attacked. But brilliant Rachel Maddow fought the good fight with Bill O’Reilly of Fox News, as is her wont:
....FOX News, continually crusades on flagrantly bogus stories designed to make white Americans fear black Americans, which FOX News most certainly does for a political purpose even if it upends the lives of individuals like Shirley Sherrod, even as it frays the fabric of the nation, and even as it makes the American Dream more of a dream and less of a promise.
For this crazy pushing-us-to-embrace-alternatives Aquarian Full Moon, Neptune will just be peering over the horizon when located in Washington, DC. Neptune rules lies, deception, scandals, slander, oil, oceans, gases as well as gasbags. It opposes Mercury in Leo (the media). Something really good happens, so it becomes imperative for the right to distract the public with some sort of made up rumor... and even when the stalwart Shirley Sherrod was vindicated, time and again, the supreme gasbag himself, Rush Limbaugh still kept beating that dead horse, appealing to the teabagging party base of white fear.
And it is a distraction.
What we’re really needing to address with this Full Moon in Aquarius looking wistfully at the cardinal t-squaring-4 (soon to be 5, when that cuddly ball of fire, Mars joins the party on the 29th), are issues about the unequal distribution of power and inequality, and how these need to be addressed. They will not and can not be ignored, or avoided, no matter how many Neppy smokescreens are created. We’re all going to be feeling this one, one way or another.
The rulers of this Aquarian Full Moon, Saturn and Uranus are exactly opposing one another. Mars enters Libra on the 29th, yells at Uranus, across the room on the 30th, and joins forces with Saturn on the 31st. This is kind of an ouch moment. Very uncomfortable. Or at least very, very loud, and potentially explosive. It’s kind of like choosing sides in a kickball game, where all the kids are really hyped up on speedballs. Do you really want to get in the middle of this?
This is the sort of activity that pulls us in 3 to 4 directions, all at once. Some may identify with one leg of the t-square, trying to maintain some sort of plan or structure, others with another, just tossing all propriety to the wind, but more often than not, they’re all doing their own thing at once. What becomes evident is that some sort of major change is afoot, but exactly how that is supposed to play out is dependent on so many existing and conflicting factors, that it will be really hard to decide, where and how to make a commitment and which side to stand on. However, action is imperative, and especially when Mars joins the picture, unavoidable, and even explosive if resisted. This is the stuff of which all out warfare is made of, and in which sudden and/or impulsive accidents occur.
It can also be the impetus for revolutionary movements for progressive change, and evolutionary changes in the world of cutting edge technology. It’s about the incentive for invention, and learning how to adapt to extraordinary events in volatile times. Change is inevitable, and a more equitable distribution of power is needed. There is great potential at times such as these, and it’s up to us, all of us, as to how it’s going to be used.