Although the last of seven exact squares was in 2015, the impact of those transits took time to manifest.
What we see now is the surfacing of a roiling undercurrent. Many of us thought the hippies (now senior citizens) would rise and finish the revolution they started. Instead, those who feel they have been left behind, the ‘Silent Majority’, the white, uneducated lower middle class has triumphed in this recent election.
I have lived among them. I know something of how they think. They have been dissatisfied for decades. They feel they have worked hard and are now getting the shaft and are looking for scapegoats. The Donald provided them. Of course, they have no idea what they have unleashed. They feel vindicated. They believe their values have triumphed.
However, one of the darker sides of Scorpio is betrayal. And it will soon become apparent to his supporters that The Donald will not…in fact, cannot deliver. He has no idea of how to run a country, produce jobs, uplift their lives. Part of the issue is that they feel some sense of entitlement. They are the true Americans. They are Christian in a so-called Christian country.
I hate to admit it, but I am a Gemini like The Donald. Therefore I know of what I speak. One of the darker aspects of Gemini (ruled by Mercury, god of thieves and tricksters), is our ability to speak out of both sides of our mouths. In other words, lie. We can be silver-tongued devils. We will say whatever to whomever, to get what we want. And we don’t necessarily want it. We just want to win with our words. We will say one thing to one person and the opposite to someone else. Not a good combination for a President.
Also, Scorpio ruled by Pluto, represents death and transformation. I feel we are seeing the last gasp of a dying dinosaur – our capitalist economy whose base rests on slavery and its legacy. Hillary won the popular vote, DT won the electoral college, which was created during the days of slavery to count the slaves as 3/5 of a person so that the low populated southern states had a chance in elections.
So the legacy of slavery won DT the election. Our past traumas are up for examination and healing. Many are feeling triggered and are experiencing PTSD-like symptoms.
Jeffrey Wolf Green, the originator of Evolutionary Astrology, said up to 75% of people are born with PTSD either from past life experiences, in utero issues, or difficulty at birth. Current events are bringing up this trauma. Many report inexplicable fears arising, nightmares, physical symptoms.
Stephanie Austin says: “All Full Moons offer opportunities for us to see things in a new light, guiding us toward complementarity and integration, rather than polarization and division.” The Mountain Astrologer Oct/Nov 2016 issue.
This country is now polarized. Some say we could face a modern Civil War. And it will, once again, be related to slavery.
In some ways, DT is acting as the messenger from the Underworld, the manifestation of our irrational fears, the cancer that has been silently growing in this country for decades. Of course, I don’t think he has any idea what his role is during these transformative times. I think he thinks he is doing something. It is clear to me that larger forces are at work. Nothing else makes any sense.
During this Taurus Moon, I suggest you find ways to soothe yourself. Physical comfort, including healthy food, soft clothing, personal care in the form of baths, massage etc. can help deal with the pain and trauma this election has brought up in people. Don’t stop your self-care after the Full Moon. Let it be the beginning of a new daily regime.
I find comfort in Beauty (Taurus ruled by Venus) in the form of my jewelry making. Color and pattern eases my stress. Working with my hands helps my mind relax.
Another influence on this period is Neptune. All planetary archetypes have light and shadow aspects. Neptune’s shadow is addiction, escapism, codependency and victimization. It is conjunct the South Node in Pisces right now showing how these things are part of our collective past life. The South Node can represent our ‘fall back’ position. The known. There is a danger for many of us to find ways to escape the pain we are feeling. Now that recreational marijuana is legal in California, I fear more people will become enveloped in a cloud of smoke for the next four years. Tempting I must admit.
But the higher octave (hee hee no pun intended) is a deeper connection to the spiritual, creative, inspirational and compassionate. Jesus issued in the Piscean age. What Would Jesus Do could be our motto during these times. He did not back down when faced with inequity. He defended the down-trodden, the poor, the defenseless. We are asked to stand up to the Romans and all other forms of tyranny.
Neptune in its home sign of Pisces conjunct the SN also suggests we actively connect to higher energies to gain inspiration and develop our intuitions so that we can act more effectively during this time of great turmoil. Don’t waste your imaginative abilities on fear. Focus on what you want, not what you don’t want.
Then practice being in the NOW. Deal with WHAT IS…..not ‘what might happen.’ Actually anything could happen. Right now, my life is not effected. I am showing my fellow humans more kindness. Letting people go first, smiling at strangers, helping people I come across in my daily life. Practice kindness.
No one lives forever, not even tyrants. Nothing lasts forever except in our minds. Keep your thoughts as positive as you can. We are in life school. This is just a test.