by Daniel Giamario
Last year on Election Day was the first of five exact Saturn Uranus oppositions: November 4, 2008, February 5, 2009, September 15, 2009, April 26, 2010, and July 26, 2010. I have mentioned in past articles this can be seen as an ascending octave of the previous Saturn Uranus oppositions of 1964-1966. I see this culturally as the encounter between mature idealism and universal values with hierarchical, patriarchal dominator control programs, sometimes known as the “culture wars”.
I envision these grand planetary dances through a dialectic model. The November 4, 2008 and February 5, 2009 conjunctions are the thesis, the introduction and accent on hope and idealism represented by the election of the Aquarius-rising Obama and the vast outpouring of hope and good will throughout the world that happened at that time. The September 15, 2009 conjunction as at the center point of the antithesis, representing the rising tide of big money, big pharma, the insurance conglomerate, the defense (war) establishment, and fear-based conservatives launching a counter attack on mature idealism and universal global values.
The time frame from the Pluto station nearest to the galactic/solar system cross on September 11, 2009 (see Cayelin’s article) opens a most momentous time period for global humanity. This is followed by the exact Saturn Uranus opposition on the 15th at 24 Virgo 24, the Sun Uranus opposition on the 17th at 24 Pisces 38 and the Sun Saturn conjunction at 24 Virgo 58 on the same day! Essentially this means there is an exact Earth, Sun, Saturn, Uranus lineup, followed the next day by the New Moon at 25 Virgo 59! Meanwhile, Mercury aligns with the Sun at 27 Virgo on September 20. Finally, this whole time period is framed by the Mercury retrograde from September 6 to September 29 and Saturn in the underworld (invisible behind the Sun) from August 31 through October 6.
Meanwhile, Mr. Obama, the November 4, 2008 beacon of universal Aquarian values and mature idealism (“I am my brother’s keeper” from his Grant Park speech) is undergoing the most overwhelmingly difficult aspects any human being in such a position could ever go through. He has Saturn on his Virgo Mars for the first time in thirty years, Pluto opposing his Cancer Venus for the only time in a lifetime, transiting North Node on Jupiter and soon on Saturn, as well as Jupiter near his Aquarius rising for a month. Plus, the progressed Moon is transiting Obama’s South Node. If we conjecture that he has been honest about his visionary ideals, we can then imagine the pressure he must be under with the underworld power of big money represented by Pluto opposing his Venus. This is a challenge to his manhood (Mars in Virgo) desiring to serve the earth mother and the people represented by Saturn conjunct his Mars while at the same time having the obvious and remarkable opportunity to ride the waves of mature idealism represented by Jupiter’s transit of his Aquarius ascendant. I pray that Obama’s Gemini Moon won’t obstruct the moral center and warrior like determination he must have to carry his vision through, as it did John Kerry, another Gemini Moon. Obama truly needs our prayers.
Some issues to consider: Access to health care, food, and shelter is a basic human right and not a privilege and demonstrates the mature idealism of the current cycles. The social services provided by a government representing the commons through the will of sovereign citizens, including firefighting, roads, military, police, prisons, the care for those who are mentally or economically impaired, and health care can never be best served by a for-profit system. Such an idea never even came up until 1969. This needs to be said and understood. Every other western democratic nation on Earth knows this. A final issue to consider for now is either we are a global family and one Earth, or we aren’t going to make it. It’s our choice.
From the perspective of the celestial or the upper world, all is well and the universe is unfolding as it should. Great Mystery surely is just fine (unless as it was said in the old Star Wars movies “There is a disturbance in the Force.”) Seriously, though, from the perspective of the middle world, we do have a part to play; spiritual bypass or light polarization are not options.
Finally, the third act, the underlying synthesis, is yet to be played out. The Saturn Uranus conjunctions of April and July 2010 will reveal the dialectical outcome of this great engagement between Saturn and Uranus now at the Turning of the Ages and the Galactic Alignment.
PS: I continue to recommend the recent work of Bill Moyers, the articles by Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stones (most recently regarding Goldman Sachs and the health care debate), the Nation magazine and the transmissions coming from Tom Kenyon. Keep informed.
PPS: Not coincidentally, the great Uranian symbols of the previous Uranus Saturn opposition of 1964-1966, the Beatles, have chosen this time to remaster their entire catalog. Enjoy the magic.
For more details about these events check out the Shamanic Astrology Monthly Call (newest recording now available from September 6 call) for $11 purchase in MP3 format delivered via email for non SAMS members here
Also here are links to the interviews mentioned in the Monthly Call.
10 minute segment Bill Maher Interviews Bill Moyers: The Conscience of a Nation Pt 2
and 5 minute segment Bill Moyers Special Comment to Obama – “Mr. President. We need a fighter.”
Additional Response to Comments Below by Daniel on October 14, 2009
Thanks for all the comments. Here are some more of my own: I would personally desire for Uranus to WIN, however winning in this case is the old paradigm, we need some sort of synthesis…I am not so sure that Uranus always wins, incidentally….Some response here to Janet Miller and R. Phoenix: I have WAY more concern about the for-profit insurance industry and defense (war) industry, massive corporations, banking and Wall Street, than the ‘government’, which, unfortunately has almost totally been taken other by them.
I envision an Aquarian government formed by the will of sovereign citizens organized for the good of the commons. I certainly don’t agree that Uranus just means “I’ll do it myself”. I see the Aquarian overlay which is an egalitarian commons with jointly held ideals, not only maverick individualism. I reference the ideals of the “Aquarian Dispensation’, sourced originally in seed form over 6000 years ago. What some of you are seeing as Uranus and Aquarius is, in my view, the shadow side of Leo and the me generation. Uranus and Aquarius are not adverse to oneness and wholeness or the commons; and certainly don’t only represent radical individualism.
For reference: historically, Communism and Socialism are Aquarian….Saturn and Capricorn are Fascism (Gov’t controlled by business) and dominator paradigms. We somehow need a synthesis. not a war. To R. Phoenix, I completely agree with your assessment of Obama as simply representing ‘one party’, a party of corporate government controlled by Wall Street, Big Banks, and massive corporations .i.e.fascism. My predisposition is Aquarian as I see it. I do not personally align myself with either wing of the ‘one party’. Also, I have never really based anything on the foundation of the Magna Carta or the US Constitution, and I’ve never been a fan of Plato’s Republic. But the words of Martin Luther King, the latter writings of Malcolm X, Dick Gregory, Ursula LeGuin, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Bill Moyers, Elizabeth Debold, Michael Moore, Thom Hartmann and Rachel Madow ring true for me.
I love the concept of ‘promoting the general welfare’ and then to flesh that out. And yes, A Mature Idealism includes the moral, ethical and humane commitment that health care, food, and shelter are basic human rights; true as much for a child or family member of your own or ANY member of the human family. I, of course, agree with the sage commentary on alternative health care and individual personal responsible preventative self-care. These are footnotes to the larger story in my view. Thanks for all the stimulating feedback….Also the new Matt Taibbi article in Rolling Stone is essential reading as well at Keith Obermann’s hour long commentary last Friday to be repeated on October 16th.