The Battle of Tepid Tea
November 2, 2010
A meme (pronounced /ˈmiːm/, rhyming with "cream" is a postulated unit of cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena. (The word is a blend of "gene" and the Greek word μιμητισμός (/mɪmetɪsmos/) for "something imitated".) Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes, in that they self-replicate and respond to selective pressures.
The British scientist Richard Dawkins coined the word "meme" in The Selfish Gene (1976) as a concept for discussion of evolutionary principles in explaining the spread of ideas and cultural phenomena. Examples of memes given in the book included melodies, catch-phrases, fashion, and the technology of building arches.
Meme-theorists contend that memes evolve by natural selection (in a manner analogous to that of biological evolution) through the processes of variation, mutation, competition, and inheritance influencing an individual meme's reproductive success. Memes spread through the behaviors that they generate in their hosts. Memes that propagate less prolifically may become extinct, while others may survive, spread, and (for better or for worse) mutate. Theorists point out that memes which replicate the most effectively spread best, and some memes may replicate effectively even when they prove detrimental to the welfare of their hosts. Wikipedia.
The meme put forth by the media, punditry and politicians is the Democrats will 'lose big' on November 2. The Republicans will take over the US Government and continue their agendas of the war on the middle class and the hoarding of US dollars by the uber rich. Karl Rove the Master of Meme management has thrown millions of dollars to promote the Republican meme and buying up tepid tea.
We hear the Republican meme ad nauseum which is then supported by deliberately skewed polling (think Rasmussen, Gallup, Pew). Funny thing, on the way to election day the early voting is trending toward the Democrats, ala 2006. Do you think, just maybe, folks got it? More progressives to staunch the obstructionism of the Party of Do Nothing!
Many of us haven't bought the bill of goods put forth by a corrupt media. We stand slack jawed while commentators and bloggers continue to drive the meme into our heads, like a mantra oft repeated some do succumb to the mass brainwashing, wailing of the loss before the votes have been cast.
Well let me spread some cosmic dust on the meme. On November 2, 2010 the Democratic Party enjoys a Jupiter return. Transiting Jupiter conjunct natal Jupiter. This aspect can provide sudden windfalls, wealth and luck. It is more likely to amplify what you the base of the party, have put into it.
As the clock chimes midnight in Washington DC election day begins for the Democrats. The witching hour finds the Moon, representing the Democratic base, at 15 Virgo, trine the Democratic natal Mercury, Venus and Chiron in Taurus, and a wide trine forming between transiting Pluto to their natal Mercury. The transiting Sun opposes the Dem's natal Mercury and Venus with transiting Mars in a separating opposition to the Democrats natal Sun.
When the polls close in Washington DC at 8:00 pm edt (Daylight Savings Time flips on 11/7), the transiting Moon and transiting Uranus oppose one another and just separating from the Democrats boon from Jupiter conjunct natal Jupiter. Big surprises. Makes me smile and lends hope that this meme is a dead meme. Ooops so sorry Karl have a cup of tea.
The Republican chart reflects a different story. The transiting Moon representing the Republican base is forming a conjunction to the Republican natal Mars...can we say really really angry, crazy like, lunacy. With transiting Saturn conjunct the Republican Ascendent indicative of a confining, restricting/restriction of who they are, handcuffed comes to mind by unseen forces in the 12th House. Transiting Jupiter opposed the Republican natal Uranus exponentially amplifying 'teh crazy'. Transiting Uranus and Jupiter square the Republican natal Moon their crazy base. Transiting Pluto opposes their natal Mercury (spewing bile and bilge). The Sun transiting the Republicans 1st House (it's image) squares its natal Jupiter in the 10th House of Leadership. And as the polls close the transiting Moon, the Republican voting base, is opposed by transiting Uranus and forms a trine with their natal Pluto (sudden self destruction?) as their anger ferments in the 8th House of Death, Destruction and Rebirth.
As for me, I expect the Democrats to prevail despite the meme and the obvious attempts by the oligarchy to buy the election so they might take the government back and continue to steal from the American People their retirements, their homes, their health and their well being.
Astrologically, I'd say it looks like the stars favor the Democrats. However for Jupiter to Jupiter to work uf us we have to put energy into it. GOTV!
Stock up on popcorn!!!