If you’ve been putting off your visit to Cleveland and instead choosing Las Vegas, Disney World or some other such “touristy” spot, this is the summer to put all other plans aside and visit this diverse and multi-cultural city adjunct Lake Erie. July brings the Republican National Convention (July 18-21) and August brings Beatles wonder Paul McCartney.
You’d better book now before plane tickets get too expensive.
This year is the 220th anniversary of Moses Cleaveland (the first “a” in Cleaveland’s name was dropped later when it didn’t fit across the masthead of a newspaper) landing at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. This is another reason to visit – it’s a milestone year.
The “founding” of Cleveland on July 22, 1796 has sun in the first degree of Leo and moon in first degree of Pisces. Leo is fire and identity; Pisces is water and dissolution of ego. That’s a difficult but imaginative combination for a chart. Leo is the hero and Pisces the victim. Anytime there’s a sense of loss there’s an equal sense of overcompensation.
Cleveland was incorporated as village on December 23, 1814. That chart is filled with earth – sun in Capricorn and moon in Taurus. Clearly commerce ruled at this point in the development of the city. The 1814 chart also has Pisces – Pluto in Pisces. Water is the element that transforms for Cleveland.
Keep in mind that “ohio’ is an Iroquoian word meaning “great river.” It’s no wonder there is water in the chart(s) of a city on one of the world’s greatest freshwater lakes.
Water issues are certainly part of the life of Cleveland from transportation to commerce to environmental issues. In the late 1960’s, the Cuyahoga River caught on fire from pollution from steel mill and other industrial waste. Today we’re dealing with toxic algae and invasion of Asian carp.
Neptune is currently transiting Pisces bringing water issues to awareness in many places.
Republican National Convention
The Republican National Convention starts on July 18 with moon in Capricorn conjunct Pluto. If you’ve been following the Republican “dumpster fire” as one analyst called it, you’ll know that it’s possible that no candidate will arrive in Cleveland with enough delegates to win the nomination.
Because of that, the arcane rules of conventions that only political operatives know and understand will come into play. Capricorn is all about rules and authority and Pluto supports that with all the power of a material world.
In other words, the convention will be more about rules than rally. It could be like watching the very beginning of a trial where the lawyers and judge discuss all the minutiae of the case, the part that doesn’t make it on television shows. Capricorn sun candidate Ted Cruz is clearly more interested in rules and acquired a number of delegates while candidate Donald Trump was still under the impression this Game of President had no details.
In Cleveland’s 1796 chart, there is a mutable grand cross (with varying degrees of aspects). Mars in Sagittarius opposes Saturn in Gemini. Uranus in Virgo opposes moon and Jupiter in Pisces. Crosses are tension which of course occurred as men from far away came and claimed land that others considered their own (but in a non Western ownership way).
Let’s see, which candidate has some mutable energy in his chart?
Trump is full of mutable energy which you see regularly in the constantly shifting persona that is the Donald. His contradictions are so frequent and predictable that the media seems to have become bored with pointing them out. Trump’s followers don’t seem to care or worry that he has no clear definition of his role as president.
Cleveland’s Saturn is conjunct Trump’s Uranus confirming that authority will try to suppress him in Cleveland. However, Cleveland’s Mars will be conjunct Trump’s moon so Trump’s prediction of turmoil may very well ensue.
Hopefully the 1814 Cleveland chart focused on commerce can make a heap of Trump-inspired money. There’s great opportunity here.
In addition to the Gemini-Sagittarius axis being activated, the Virgo-Pisces axis in the mutable grand square will also be hit with some transiting scud missiles. Transiting Jupiter in Virgo is opposite natal Jupiter in Pisces. Transiting Neptune in Pisces is conjunct natal Jupiter in Pisces.
The Virgo-Pisces axis is receiving a lot of energy influx as we struggle with analysis and synthesis; detail and big picture. During elections that are close, the American voter is reminded that his/her vote doesn’t necessarily count. That’s how the system was set up and we’re usually okay until the majority vote loses.
It’s a great time to visit Cleveland to soak in both the American electoral process and some Cleveland Walleye.
Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney is visiting Cleveland on August 17 when the sun is in Leo and moon in Aquarius. The moon will be conjunct Cleveland’s natal Pluto in Aquarius. A transformative time will be had by all!
Transformation for Cleveland involves how to structure society for the greatest good of all. While commerce may be a fundamental part of its founding and growth, Cleveland will need more Aquarius ideas of innovation to continue forward. Pluto returns to its natal position around 2040. By then, Cleveland will be a new city probably having no relation to the old city. Something could be discovered/developed in that region that will take it to a new way of community.
McCartney’s show will support the the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. More than anything, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame landing in Cleveland confirms that this city is Leo. Rock and roll was invented by the Pluto in Leo generation.
The detritus of that Republican National Convention should be cleaned up by August so you can enjoy the concert in the peace of the lake.
It’s a great time to include Cleveland in your summer plans. Remember, Ohio could supply your next president (John Kasich) or vice president (Kasich or Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown) as Ohio is a swing state and politicians from this state are often courted.
Although Kasich has said he doesn’t want to be Trump’s vice president, changes of heart seem to come with every heartbeat for this election’s Republican candidates (Christie endorsing Trump, Carson endorsing Trump and the Kasich-Cruz pact lasting just days).
On the Democrat side, Sherrod Brown, it’s reported, is on Hillary’s Clinton’s short list for vice president.
Get to know Ohio now!