Astrologers planned yesterday’s shutdown of the US government.
This isn’t “fake” news. One doesn’t shut down a government with the sun at 29 degrees of Capricorn through whim and chance.
Not possible. Astrologers had to be present.
Capricorn is government and shutting it down at 29 degrees of Capricorn symbolizes that government is at the end of its tenure.
Only astrologers could plan this so well.
Rallies in the streets?
When I read this morning that the US government had “shut down,” I thought I’d hear cheering in the streets, great rallies of released emotion as the government is finally off our backs. No one likes the government, right?
No more taxes! Yeah!
No more regulation! Yeah!
No more government monitoring our air and water! Yeah!
No more unemployment insurance! Yeah!
No more trash pickup! Yeah!
No bailouts of collapsed financial institutions! Yeah!
We can take care of ourselves, thank you. It’s quite easy, I assure you, to rally one’s family, friends and neighbors to pick up trash and repair pot-holed streets. We can conduct commerce using digital bitcoin or possibly revert to gold and silver. We don’t need the government controlling money.
Freedom, at last.
0 Degrees of Aquarius
The US government officially shut down with the sun at 0 degrees of Aquarius. The talks leading up to it occurred in 29 degrees of Capricorn.
Capricorn is government, is authority. Humans are hard-wired to respond to authority which can explain why there is no cheering in the streets – the mind says “no” to government but the heart says, “yes.” At 29 degrees of a 30-degree journey, it’s the culmination of the energy.
Pluto, the great destroyer and transformer, is taking a long journey through Capricorn destroying and transforming governments, institutions and authority. The journey began in 2008 with the global financial collapse and government bailout.
Pluto gave us a chance in 2008 to get rid of the entire establishment in one fell swoop. We didn’t allow it to collapse. We saved it.
We chose to prolong the transformation in the way of watching a movie. If the police hadn’t made that stupid mistake allowing the killer to run free, there would be no story. You have to suspend disbelief to enjoy the story. With Pluto’s destruction of the economy, we simply believe the situation fixed and over. We shortened the story.
Aquarius, the sign after Capricorn, creates society through shared ideals. It’s the commune of Communism which became a dirty word, and rightly so. Coerced communism is authoritarian government hiding under a fancy name.
Brotherhood is the more old-fashioned term for sharing Aquarian ideals through platonic love. Aquarius the water-bearer is not a water sign – it is an air sign. Shared ideals are not shared emotions. You can be upset that your fellow commune member didn’t take out the trash leaving it for you; however, the ideal still remains and is no reason to create some “government” to make sure everyone does his or her task.
If you’ve ever worked in a corporate setting, you know that we are all truly individuals and attaining consensus on anything from pizza toppings to strategic plan is all but impossible. This is the challenge of Aquarius, which is a fixed sign focused on its goals with determined intensity.
To overcome the challenge, Aquarius must develop ideals that allow flexibility to make room for those that don’t fit the ideal or to resolve the problems that inevitably appear with groups of humanoids. Aquarian ideals can inadvertently become Aquarian separation banning those that aren’t perfectly suited (which by my math is everyone).
The men’s smoking room, the sorority, the fraternity and the activist organization are all Aquarian manifestations. All are wonderful bonding experiences for those included. By the idealized nature of Aquarian groups, many are excluded as they don’t fit the selection criteria. Aquarius, a mental sign, can then become the emotional tribalism of Cancer (which rules family and emotional belonging).
Pluto will transit Capricorn through 2024. In 2023, it will go into Aquarius briefly then go retrograde (backward appearing) into Capricorn again. Aquarian energies will both emerge and be transformed after we regenerate our relationship with authority.
For many years we’ll have a back and forth of brotherhood versus authority.
Which do I trust more? The government or this group of people who say they care about clean air?
Shut it down
The government shutdown is the perfect opportunity to move directly into Aquarius and avoid years of struggling with authority. Pluto tells us to let go as our habits tell us to hang on.
Why don’t we let go of government while we have the chance?
In addition to authority, Capricorn represents responsibility. In removing the government, personal responsibility would increase exponentially. Americans live amidst a complex infrastructure and transnational dominance that allows us material wealth and the leisure time to enjoy personal growth.
Like teenagers learning to be independent adults, we need to accept that if we kick our parents out of our house, we have to do our own laundry. Parents often remind rebellious teenagers (Aquarius is also known for rebellion) of how much they truly depend upon parental support.
Yet at the same time, we can re-write all of the rules of the house. Maybe we don’t need to change clothes everyday, anyway.
The government has shut down. The opportunity is here.