Already the shockwaves are travelling. A lot of astrologers are looking at the Saturn-Jupiter opposition and talking like they know something special. That election is however, a pale foreshadowing of things to come. The Egyptian revolution began on the Saturn retrograde station, a very loose opposition to Jupiter at the time but as the opposition got tighter the momentum of that revolution gained weight. Soon that retrograde Saturn will enflame the rest of humanity, as the Sun and Uranus and Mercury and Mars and Venus lend their weight to that exchange. Jupiter will square Pluto and the powers that be will retreat into what they know and we will see this in action in America more than anywhere else in the world.
Normally, I avoid talking about the States because the world is full of interesting people and ideas and places and Americans have forgotten that. This time I can’t avoid it and to be honest, don’t really want to. America is Pluto. Not always and definitely not forever but right now they are the powers that be. If the retrograde Saturn could kick off something like the Egyptian Revolution imagine how the full opposition is going to affect the state of things in the world’s leading super-power. On the international scale America is Mubarak, the oligarch clinging to control in the face of overwhelming social pressure and they will have to answer to that opposition in the same way that Mubarak had to finally answer his people.
The Jupiter-Pluto square is not a thing to be underestimated. It is a guarantee that America’s forward progress will shudder, choke and then fail. The heart of the people is not behind progress in America, it is ignorant and innocent like a five year old. The people who will stand up for what they believe in America right at this moment have coalesced into the Tea Party movement and what they want is a return to the old ways and the old securities (Jupiter-Square-Pluto) and they are going to fight for it. That America cannot hope to sustain itself by the old rules is obvious to the rest of the world because the rest of the world already knows that America has functioned as a colonial super-power for the last 50 years or more but Americans don’t realize that. To the average American their entire patriotic identity is caught up in the idea of America as an enemy of oppression and tyranny. The average American doesn’t understand that their security was bought at the cost of the freedoms of millions around the world.
You America are the tyrant the times are making everyone want to overthrow. While hope will fill the hearts of millions around the world this year, it will do so after it has fled America.
It is the Tea Party that will capture these astrological elections and run with them. Their ranks will swell over the coming months, Republicans and Independents will ally themselves to the populist movement and it will take on a life of its own. For decades now America has held itself up as a shining example of Christian morality and the propagandists have succeeded in convincing a once secular nation that its real power is its moral certainty. Without jobs, money and ease of living this illusion quickly shatters.
The educated Left in America has grown fat and lazy and so there is no meaningful mechanic to correct this. I believe (as does Arianna Huffington and several other political commentators) that we are seeing the birth of a third party in America, or at the very least a populist movement that will reinvigorate the Republican Party. Leaders in America will be unable to secure position without adopting the Christian morality espoused by early propagandists and the Tea Party movement. Needless to say, that will not endear the nation to the world as a whole.
If Turkey throws its weight behind a new Islamic Bloc in the middle-east (which they have suggested they will, while supporting the overthrow of Mubarak) then an over-identification with Christianity will enflame an already heated religious conflict. What’s more, the American retrogression will earn the disdain of the forwardly progressive (sometimes socialist... evil word I know) western nations of Europe and South America. Your black President won’t earn you any points internationally when he makes abortion illegal and redefines rape according to biblical sources.
So keep this in mind a few months from now. If you don’t vote, don’t write your congressman when outraged then your opinion is empty and without meaning because it doesn’t even attempt to change things or exercise influence. The world won’t care about how socially conscious you are when you do nothing to stop the resurrection of a colonial theocracy and really why should they? Most likely America will lose its fluid and pervasive identity, Obama’s healthcare plan will become a rallying point for and against progressive change and the States will shatter like glass. Already the Supreme Courts of several States are seeking to overturn that Federal mandate and it is my belief that they will succeed because it is the will of the people.
Enjoy the Tea Party and don’t say I didn’t warn you.