My house smells like onions. I harvested a small batch of them from my exes place just the other day and their pungent aroma now fills my small flat. The minor miracle that these hardy tubers represent is that they were left unattended by me for the past year. I planted the tiny seeds at the tail end of the growing season last year and then ultimately left my household. Even with the neglect that they were subjected to, they rose like towers with crowns of spores to seed their legacy forever in that small stretch of dirt on the side of the house. The corn we grew there was majestic and sweet, but the onions, are a testament to endurance and creation.
It was heartening to see that even when I walked away they thrived. It’s comforting to know that there is a process that takes place, even in our absence, one that represents magic in the void of control. As a metaphor for our times, I feel like this bodes well. We may stress and fret about what may or may not be, our role in it all and yet there are things that even with our most focused scrutiny, we cannot fully comprehend the mystery that sustains life on our world. Those onions, ruby, gold and white remind that there is a greater process at work and part of it’s beauty lies in the mystery of faith.
if you have read this blog on a semi-frequent basis, you might think I’m either on the money, a tad too paranoid or as flakey as philo dough, but whether or not you agree or disagree with my perspectives, what cannot be denied is the extreme polarization that is now taking place in The US, especially as it relates to healthcare. We have two major aspects that are contributing to the widening gap between the left and the right as well as a sub aspect that relates to polarization as a strategy, which I’ll get to later, but for now. let’s look at the big, celestial, stand off.
Saturn Vs. Uranus
The opposition between Saturn and Uranus is now fully in place and will get closer and closer from now until the middle of September. They have not ben this close in opposition mode since election night and lo and behold, Obama is dealing with his greatest political crisis in his early reign as CEO of The United States Inc. Uranus is fast, rebellious, compelling and even cruel. It is the planet of revolution and change. Venus is often linked to Lucifer through it’s connection as “The Day Star” or “The Morning Star” et al, but Uranus, as expressed through it’s pure and thoroughly rebellious nature (think punk rock), might actually represent more of the classically Luciferian traits than Venus does. Fuse that with Pisces and it’s penchant for illusion and delusion and we have an energy that can conjure great holograms of hope, pictures of promise and channels of change. There is a propensity for magic as well manipulation when Uranus meets Pisces. Also it’s important to note that Pisces rules all liquids, not just water. It rules oil and booze as well as vaccines.
Progressive astrologers might view Uranus and Pisces as the harbinger of the new, while Saturn in Virgo could easily represent the old guard; stodgy and overcautious. Here is where the opposition really comes into play around healthcare. Virgo rules health. Period. End of story. Saturn is patience, time, judgement, karma and old age. It’s no surprise that some of the most vocal opponents of Obama’s plan are people over fifty. Are they driven by their informed scrutiny or fear? Is the leadership in the house better informed or merely arrogant in their inability to engage the debate, without demonizing their own constituency? The gap is wide and getting wider between not just the left and the right, but the people and the federal government as Saturn and Uranus stare hard at one another in opposing corners. But is the polarization that we are experiencing deliberate?
Polarization = Strategy?
Now that the debate/dust up is in high gear, people on both sides of the issue are starting to look at Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton’s mentor, Saul Alinsky (Aquarius). I have gone through Alinsky’s chart before, especially as it relates to Obama, but it’s worth noting again that one of Alinsky’s key strategies from “Rules For Radicals” (dedicated to Lucifer by the way) is this: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Is this not what we are experiencing and even experienced during Gatesgate? Did we not witness racial polarization in action? Ironically, as a result, Obama’s popularity numbers with white voters went down considerably, while his popularity with non-whte voters, rose at almost the same percentage. Again, polarization. What’s interesting to note is that Alinsky had Chiron in Aquarius at 22 degrees, which is exactly where Chiron is now. Here, we see not just the wounded healer in speech, but also the use of Aquarius, strategy, media. mass communication to go after the weak spots and vulnerabilities in communication. Is it any coincidence that we are witnessing mass polarization as a strategy as formulated by Alnsky? Alinksy also had Chiron conjuncting his Mercury in Aquarius, which hyper-stimulates the dynamic of using shock, rebellion and polarity to mobilize and organize. But is this debate, these heated town hall meetings not just a strategy, but an integral part of the plan?
If Team Obama is following the doctrinaire of Alinsky, by the book, then there is another layer to what’s happening. Here is another bon mot from Alinksy; “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Is Obama and The DC gang pushing hard so that when they unveil the next iteration of healthcare reform, one that they probably already have cooked up, that the reflexive force exerted upon them by the masses will be successfully dissipated as a solution in a classically Hegellian fashion arrives on time. just like magic? It had better, because one of Alinsky’s other guiding principles talks about the importance of time and timing; “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.”