This Sunday on one of the political news shows, a Republican politician was asked about the counterintelligence investigation being conducted on President Trump. According to the panelists afterwards, the politician was “careful with his words.”
Do words have any meaning today? If you change your words, are there any repercussions?
In all presidential elections, we see candidates change political positions. In a certain way, it makes sense. In your current role you are representing hundreds of thousands or maybe several million people. As president, you will be representing the entire nation of hundreds of millions and need to protect the varying interests of all those people. Altering your position makes sense. Journalists, of course, will ask about those changes and the experienced and savvy politician provides a long-winded, obtuse response that bridges the gap, sometimes effectively, sometimes not.
That’s the baseline.
Some level of egotism is also needed to believe you are strong and worthy enough to lead a nation of people, a nation with a very powerful place in today’s global politics where your decisions can actually affect billions. If you didn’t think super-highly of yourself and have the energy and mettle to survive the rigorous and at times humiliating process of a presidential campaign, you couldn’t survive but a few minutes.
That’s the baseline.
Watching elections for years, the 2016 election went far and above baselines with true challenges to candidates’ underlying moral and ethical positions. More than anything, it revealed how far individuals will go in a quest for power.
The words used during the campaign, like our social media world, had a very, very short shelf life. For those most successful during the 2016 election, the words shifted continually to the point where there was no practical use in following them.
Today words are simply sounds made to create various reactions in the listeners. When “a word” meant a promise as in “you have my word,” there weren’t so many words about vying for our attention.
Possibly words are now like the objects in the US consumer culture. There are so many goods available, we don’t cherish our possessions. Objects are meant to be consumed and replaced – planned obsolescence it was initially branded.
Words, too, are plentiful and become obsolete much faster than your plastic bags.
As we need to clean the world of plastic bag refuse, let’s clean the world of useless words. Let’s focus on the money.
Uranus in Taurus
Transiting Uranus will enter Taurus in March 2019 (it actually first went into Taurus in May 2018 then went retrograde into Aries in August 2018). At this time, we should see Uranus “enlightenment” in the areas of physical reality including the body, property, earth and other objects.
Uranus is the sudden enlightener so often creates situations with no warning – think the Indonesian tsunamis (however, the first, I believe, was recognized by indigenous folks). Recently there was seismic activity from a volcano which didn’t register on earthquake instruments and suddenly there was water-a tsunami.
This is Uranus.
Taurus is the fixed earth sign and accumulates objects for the pleasure of having them and for a sense of security. Capricorn, the cardinal earth sign, in contrast accumulates objects for respect and social status. Taurus and Libra, both ruled by Venus, are two of the signs that generally enjoy material life for its own sake. Taurus will preserve objects while Libra may not, Libra being an air sign that would look forward to the next pleasure.
Money isn’t truly a tangible item but is represented by Taurus because ultimately money represents values. Where you place your money indicates your value system.
The Political Promise Collateral System (TPPCS)
While blogging about politicians in the news the last couple weeks, I noticed a lot of Taurus energy in the charts of Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Elizabeth Warren. All should experience changes to body, property and ultimately a sense of security.
Noting the Taurus energy both in the skies and on the ground, there may be a more efficient way to generate honesty in politicians.
Here’s the plan:
When Uranus is in Taurus, instead of politicians making promises with words, all political promises should be backed with financial collateral – The Political Promise Collateral System (TPPCS).
For example, if a politician promises something, say to sign a bill, collateral money should be held until that promise is kept. The amount of money made for a promise needs to represent how important that promise is to the politician.
If, for example, a politician promises to sign a bill, maybe that promise is worth $100,000. But building a border wall might be more valuable to the politician so $1 million is held as collateral. If the bill isn’t signed, $100,000 is lost. If the wall isn’t built, $1 million is lost.
In the spirit of Taurus, other assets are also allowed as collateral based on current market value. With Uranus transiting Taurus, asset values will most likely continue the volatility we’ve seen recently with the stock market so we may need to stick to cash and property.
With TPPCS, we, the constituents, know exactly the values of those we elect. There will be no more need for words or confusion. Hypocrisy will no longer exist as a concept. Money doesn’t lie so we will know the absolute truth.
In addition to holding our politicians accountable for their promises, TPPCS will also create jobs, another Taurus-energy win. We’ll need finance managers, accountants, collection window agents, appraisers, collateral foreclosure agents and a host of other positions.
There are no losers in the TPPCS.
TPPCS will launch when Uranus goes direct in Taurus on March 6, 2019.