Autumnal Equinox and the Harvest Moon
September 22, 2010
The cold wind blows across the plains and the fallen leaves scuttle crackling along the sidewalks and streets having fallen from their summer heights to cover the ground as the winter of our discontent approaches. The record breaking sweltering heat of the summer fades with the first snows already dusting the Northern Plains, the autumn rains have returned to the Northwest as the West Coast ends the season without both spring and summer lost to climate change. Hurricanes still roil the seas and will not rest as the wave train persists off of Africa blown up by the Saharan desert and the giant bath tub that is the Atlantic Ocean.
It is time to guard the changes that have been set in motion and are threatened to be undone by psychotic religious nuts who believe Adam and Eve rode dinosaurs and earth is only 6,000 years old. Hearing them, their leaders calls to mind Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum" as the GOP scythe moves inexorably downward to disembowel the American People. Trapped as were the victims of the Spanish Inquisition by fear and rendered as servants to their pious monsters, er, masters. Control by use of fear.
In the sky above Washington DC the Autumnal Equinox heralds the Mid-term elections falling just after Samhain when witches celebrate their New Year and dance the spiral dance around the fires of Samhain into which offerings go into the Cauldron of Life. A Cardinal T-Square has dominated for most of the year with a variety of outer planets locked in a cosmic dance. The ugliness of the hate filled GOP has spread as a cancer within its ranks destroying the moderate and sane.
The Autumn preview has Uranus, Jupiter (Rx.) and the Moon waxing full within hours, opposing the Autumn Sun and all squaring Pluto. Neptune and Chiron are locked together at 26 Aquarius Rx., Mars and Venus in Scorpio embroiled in a love/hate, passion/poison, and mob violence motivated by fear which is spoon fed to their sick minds by the likes of Limbaugh, Beck, Palin, O'Donnell, Boehner, Cantor, McConnell, Newt, and ole Uncle Huckabee for their personal greed and lust for power.
The current crop of GOP superstars look and sound like squealing pigs. Sharon Angle promotes the violent overthrow of the US Government if her brand of insanity is not rewarded with their Tea Party taking over the reins of power wielded by the US empire, thus installing Puritan Angle in Harry's Senate seat and making the Orange Man the Senate Majority leader as he hoists his glass of spirits at the local watering hole while cutting deals with corporate hooligans. Christine O'Donnell the Tea Bag princess dabbling with witchcraft, more likely she was dabbling with a witch. All of which brings to mind the movie "The Craft" so popular in the 90's with nubile teens playing on the darkside. The gross distortion of The Craft by Hollywood and embraced by repressed nut jobs fuels the ringwingers fears. And they feast on fear, gobble up fear like the sweetest ambrosia. Their fear is contagious, contaminating, poisonous to rational discussion. Drinking of their Masters poison, irregardless of the consequences to the Nation as a whole and legislating morality according to their delusional teachings.
The next three months as we come up on the Winter Solstice has the Mid-Terms on November 2, 2010. The outcome will determine whether we are stuck strapped to the water board on the edge pit with the pendulum moving downward swinging ever closer. Or will we find the Sharon Angle's of the country strapping on their six shooters killing anyone of color and creating headless corpses in the desert that Jan Brewer so proudly and loudly proclaims are littering her Arizona landscape?
Will we get off our sorry butts and stop whining that Obama didn't go far enough. Not like there wasn't a mack truck blocking him at every juncture with the GOP logo blazened on its hood. Will the wave of change initiated in 2006, and crystallized in the election of our first bi-racial President in 2008 continue its tsunami like reach and wash more of the GOP and its rightwing contingent into the obscurity of history as a footnote, like the Whig Party? Then America can get back on its feet so all of its people might prosper.
It is our choice, GOTV!
Coinciding with Autumn Equinox is the Harvest Moon at 0 degrees Aries, opposing 0 degree Libra Sun. Cardinal signs, new beginnings, amplified by squares with Pluto (death, destruction, rebirth). The Sun reined in by Saturn's close proximity, and the Moon setting off the crazies amplified still by the separating influences of the Uranus/Jupiter conjunction which magnifies 'teh crazy' to 'uber teh crazy'. Uranus and Jupiter will move to an exact conjunction in the ensuing hours and for many this conjunction will provide good luck...we can sure use it!
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