We're not in Kansas anymore Toto
The President, media pundits, talking heads and politicians alike took time out of their busy schedule delivering 24/7 gloom and doom on the economy to throw out a shot in the arm of hope tonight. WE WILL BE OK, WE CAN DO IT. What no one has said, is do what? Why won't banks with their new found trillion in tax money, loan to anyone in the country? Why are people still losing money on their pensions and 401K's, why? The Banks seem to have plenty of money and talk about how GWB made them take the money, so why don't they give the money back? No one tells us exactly what problems we are facing.Very Oz like I think.
The one story of the Florida quietly taking his $60 million bonus for selling his bank and dividing it ALL up between ALL of his employees including 72 that no longer worked at that bank is a story worth repeating over and over on Wall Street.
Tonight was a good night for Obama and his message of "hope" I cannot say I was inspired because I wanted to hear some detail of what is the exact problem. We are told there isn't any money but where did it go and why does Wall Street and the bankers keep behaving as if the party will never end.
The speech started at 9:16 with Libra on the ascendant and its ruler Venus close to the cusp of the 7th house in a sextile with Mars, and of course the Pisces New Moon in the 5th house of fun wispering sweet nothings to us that all will be fine, reinforced by Neptune inconjunct the US Mercury and conjunct the US progressed Mercury. The message of those two aspects would be, "it's fine now isn't it, all is fine, but why don't all the colors match." We left this speech slightly reassured and confused. NN, Jupiter, Mercury (inconj. the US Sun) Mars, Chiron and Neptune in "we are all in this together" Aquarius, only we aren't sure we want to be all together in this mess.
The GOP acted like visitors to a Catholic Church which has a lot of stand up, kneel and sit down, only to stand up again. Non-Catholics in that situation look around to see what everyone is doing and hesitant about whether they should do the same. You could see the Republicans looking at one another with the question on their face "should we applaud, should we stand" what should we do?" So much of the speech was about things for everyday people and with national TV cameras trained on them, they had to have their own everyday constituents in mind. Who isn't for the working stiff (us) getting a fair brake and who isn't mad at the Bankers.
I don't know where and I don't know how but there is a shock in store for all of us with transiting Uranus in a square to the US natal Mars and opposition to the US Neptune. That Uranus is also opposing President Obama's Mars, and for the rest of the spring and summer Saturn is going to traipse back and forth over the 21/22 mutables. Change, shift, repeat comes to mind with this energy.
The New Moon does trine the US Jupiter, so perhaps some relief is in sight, in fact the stimulus package will give some relief for a time, a bit of uplifting, it also gave Obama the opportunity to put the GOP between a rock and a hard place. They don't know what to do or how to act as they alternatively behave like the Scarcrow, Tin Man and scared Lion. The world seems to have shifted out from under their feet like it has from under ours.
The New Moon was conjunct President Obama's Chiron and oppose his Pluto, power behind his words for sure, but another sign of a shift toward the change (Chiron) we are going to experience, at least that's what they tell us.
All the planets fall in a bucket covering only 4 houses, a bucket is a hole and when planets fall into that it's hard to get out of the hole so one looks for a handle and that handle in this chart is Saturn; hard work and only hard work will get us out of that hole.
Transiting Mercury was also sextiling Venus so we heard some pretty words, but did we hear the truth? To a certain extent we did hear the truth, and yet Neptune made sure we didn't hear all of the truth. It is true that we can change things, we can work together and be a better stronger nation, we can be a leader in green energy and community building, we can stand strong against those who would destroy us, but the question remains "who and what is after us?"
After all these years I am still asking and wondering "who" is behind the curtain pulling the levers. What do you think Toto?