for December 4, 2000
Power Energizes the World
of the current Sun-Pluto combination shows how various nations are dealing
with the issues of absolute political power.This Sun-Pluto conjunction
is exact Monday morning, and in the United States, carries special significance
since it aligns with the U.S. Sun.
line-up for this event features the Sun's annual conjunction with Pluto.
Pluto's symbolism includes the use of absolute or ultimate authority.
He is our inner dictator at his worst, but a decisive force for evolution
and constructive change at his best. During the days surrounding the Sun's
conjunction with Pluto, transformative events take place.
former dictator Augusto Pinochet was charged with crimes against the nation's
people. Then, Saddam Hussein suddenly withheld Iraq's oil supplies. In
Mexico, for the first time in that nation's history, a president from
the opposition party took the oath of office. His poignant comment describes
how power and democracy can co-exist: "I am the guardian of power, not
In the U.S.,
a crush of demonstrators and reporters crowded around the Supreme Court
building last Friday as lawyers presented their cases before the nine
justices. The historical event was shrouded in doubt of whether a decision
by the highest court in the land would have any impact at all in the presidential
In a more
lyrical sense, the Sun-Pluto conjunction takes place just as the dramatic
spreading of the world's largest solar panel wings brings electricity
to the international space station with solar power.
Power of Thirteen
vote recount in the state of Washington confirmed last week that dot-com
millionaire Maria Cantwell has won the U.S. Senate seat, defeating the
Republican incumbent Slade Gorton. Her victory means that for the first
time in 120 years the Senate is split exactly 50-50 between the nation's
two political parties. Perhaps more significantly, the Senate now has
thirteen women senators, the largest number in history.
picture seems to indicate a sea change in American politics. In the Scorpio
rising U.S. horoscope the
natal Moon, representing the nation's women, is now being powerfully activated
by the progressed Sun. (The progressed Sun moves according to the esoteric
formula that one day after birth is equivalent to one year.) This year,
the progressed Sun for the first time is forming a conjunction with the
U.S. Moon, bringing women (Moon) into the limelight through leadership
between the two presidential candidates may have the ultimate effect of
weakening the power of the presidency, at least for the coming term. Power
moves from the executive office to the legislature, and to the Senate
where Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer
and eleven other intelligent, activist women politicians are favored to
advance by this unique astrological indicator.
is associated with the Moon since there are thirteen lunar cycles in a
year (not twelve), and the Moon is naturally associated with women through
their monthly cycle. Thirteen women senators shows how the lunar vibration
is permeating American politics now. Thirteen is implicated in the nation's
destiny, as echoed by the thirteen original states. Astrologically, thirteen
shows up in the position of the U.S. natal Sun at 13 degrees Cancer and
Lennon, It Was Twenty Years Ago Today
On the twentieth
anniversary of the assassination of John Lennon, fans will gather in a
slice of Central Park West known as Strawberry Fields for a candlelight
vigil and to sing John's songs. Yoko Ono and Sean will put candles on
their apartment's windowsill overlooking Strawberry Fields, as they do
every year, to tell the people "We're with you," says Yoko.
Lennon was born with his Sun in the partnership sign of Libra (October
9, 1940, 6:30 pm, in Liverpool, England), a position emphasized by being
placed near the Descendant. His Moon in the team sign of Aquarius becomes
brotherly by the favorable trine to Mars, the ruler of his chart. While
Lennon enjoyed organizing and leading the Beatles for many years, the
hard edge in his life, as portrayed by his Moon opposite Pluto, ultimately
led to the group disbanding.
a strong political agenda. The Moon in cause-oriented Aquarius is the
traditional indicator for this social conscience, and with the opposition
to Pluto, Lennon took pride in being a revolutionary. Another indicator
pointing to this tendency is his Sun's conjunction with Pallas, the political
asteroid. The ultimate clout of this asteroid can be seen in Lennon's
shot just before 11:00 pm on December 8, 1980. At that time, no planets
by transit or progression had entered into his natal Moon-Pluto axis.
Transiting Pallas, on the other hand, was exactly, to-the-minute opposite
Lennon's Sun. As one commentator recently described, "For the generation
that grew up with the Beatles, it was the rock 'n' roll equivalent of
1963's JFK assassination."
WolfStar is a professional
astrologer and writer living in Oregon. He writes regularly for
Dell Horoscope and American Astrology.
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