by Sally Cheyne McDonald
I have been taking a break, a blessed break. A break from the GOP (GOOP Of Politicians) that seems to make up the Republican Party, and the Dems (Dying Easygoing Mess) that seems to make up the Democratic Party. I took a break from the crazies running around with guns killing others or waiting for some to shoot, the hit on progressive voices with the firing of Keith Olbermann from Comcast aka MSNBC. A break from the health care repeal, a break from the lies and games, a break from the frauds and crooks running this country and Europe, a break, yes a blessed break. However, I have to make some comments on the SOTU.
Howard Fineman a well known pundit says Obama will be calling on the inspiration of the JFK 1961 Inaugural Speech. You know "ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." There is no doubt that the astrological energy around on Jan. 20, 1961 for JFK's Inauguration is around Obama and Tuesday, but President Obama does not have the charisma JFK and the Kennedy family possessed and the delivery will not be the call to unification that JFK invoked. It doesn't matter whether half the people listening never heard JFK, it was his appeal that called the nation to action, President Obama does not have the same appeal or the same type of follow through that the Kennedy administration activated. At Kennedy's Inauguration, he had not disappointed anyone, he had not slammed his base and turned his back on them, neither he nor RFK had closed the door on prosecution of those who were stealing the US blind (that group have always existed) they were not taxing only the middle and poor, his administration still held promise for the future of this country. The JFK speech was one that Mr. Obama might have been able to deliver with conviction at his first SOTU but it will be harder now, if not impossible. What was it that was said to Dan Quayle when he tried to compare himself to JFK, "I knew Jack Kennedy and you're no John Kennedy."
I am first going to address health care and the obfuscation we have been experiencing with it and will continue for a bit and the obfuscation is coming from the President and probably the Senate as well. First of all, transiting Chiron is having a Chiron return to the 1961 Inaugural of John Kennedy, Neptune was also in the 6th house as it will be on Tuesday evening and it was in a square to the Mercury in the 10th, lots of hyperbole and they will be the same Tuesday evening, only Mercury squares Saturn this time and a lot of the words will fall flat. The Neptune square Mercury in the JFK Inaugural chart plus the retrograde Mars would indicate hopes unrealized or cut short, and they certainly were.
The People of the US, represented by the Moon in the US chart has transiting Neptune in a conjunction and it all falls on President Obama's South Node, Obama will once again speak to the people's hopes and dreams for this country, but with Chiron hovering around that point, we could be sadly disappointed and "feel" wounded, the question will be whether we are actually wounded.
Mercury as ruler of the First and 10th in the SOTU, will have a lot to say or not say Tuesday night. Listen carefully (if you listen) for "austerity" measures, they will be just the beginning. Transiting Neptune on the US Moon indicates lies to the American people and worse, the American people lying to ourselves.
Uranus and Jupiter are the only planets barely above the horizon in the 7th house, everything else is below, where our least consciously sense of self reside. We often times don't know what we are doing or why we are doing it from below the horizon a good example of this as a country would be why we feel the need to have automatic, war ready concealed weapons in our churches and schools and on the street particularly rally's, a lack of understanding how violent media, such as "kill the liberals" could possibly incite people who are already mentally unsteady. We are blindsided from below the horizon and I think that describes our government in today's world. We don't even see what is costing us money and what isn't, who is stealing from us and who isn't, we simply don't see as a collective nation, much less world, at least not this year and not this government. And groan, groan, the Sun and Mars squares Obama's Neptune Tuesday; I'm gonna want to believe him but I don't recommend it, I think he will be giving a very confusing message. Listen ever so carefully because what he intends to do, in our best interest or against it will be in that speech, also listen for any freudian slips. With that transiting square to Obama's Neptune and Mars ruling the 8th house of the SOTU plus the transiting Mercury to Saturn and Mercury ruling Obama's natal 8th house, he needs to be very careful over the next year, plus some caution around his daughters. This country absolutely does not need another presidential assassination or even an attempted one, the tragedy of that would be huge.
The good news is transiting Moon, not quite VOC, trines Chiron and just passed a trine to Neptune, the ultimate dreams of the people will eventually prevail. If we the people around the world could simply grasp that they (the wanna be masters of the universe) are few and we the people are legion and we are more flexible and we just keep coming.
Millions of people did not like the Kennedy's, millions don't like President Obama but millions did love JFK and millions do love Obama; millions saw them both as great hope for the future of this country and this people, maybe they were and maybe they weren't but that really isn't important, it's the hope of millions that's important because it is hope and will continue to be hope that is the bridge to carry us over the troubled waters of fear and chaos.
Much is in this SOTU but not on the surface, listen carefully and with amusement as our "leaders" (that's a joke) play badly their little theater on Tuesday and watch it all unfold like a pop up story book. Did you ever see what a two year old does to pop up story books, well, so will the two year olds in Washington.
I gotta liken all this mess in this country to my health issues. I am taking a second round of chemo in the form of a clinical trial. After my treatments I spend several days sick to my stomach and intestinal problems, my skin is riddled with a rash that is driving me nuts, all the moisture is being sucked out of my body and my skin all over is cracked and bleeding and feels like it's breaking apart, my face is drawing lines all over it like a computer aging process (quick) and my hair is rapidly falling out. That's the bad news, the good news is my tests are great and the chemo is working and the tumors are disappearing, plus I always have three good days before the next round of chemo begins again. That is basically what is happening in the US, we seem to be "cracking up" but we are actually getting better, that is something I can promise you.
Is it fun to "crack" apart, NO!!! But is better health in this country worth the effort, OH YES IT IS.