The Audacity of Hope –
A Trump Card for the Collective
Nov 1, 2008
When Chiron activates a natal chart, key destiny unfolds. Chiron’s balsamic conjunction to Obama’s Aquarius Ascendant seems to peg him as the Chosen One. The transit of the South Node on Obama’s Sun is indicative of a significant relive and fruition cycle. Evolutionary astrologers believe that we repeat our past life circumstances in order to evolve our unfinished business, so it is not a stretch to consider that Obama is likely a reincarnation of a prominent figure of US political history and that he has run for the US high office in order to resume his unfinished work from a previous lifetime.
The world looks on with interest and expectation at this US political candidate, sensing that Obama will be a key spokesman for a collective standing now at a precarious crossroad. Obama’s early and present life circumstances, political platform, and intention for governing his country embody the concept of emancipation, which is in keeping with where the collective is headed. On the other hand, McCain’s life experience and political platform, symbolically references the glorification of the victim. While his war hero status is admirable, it says nothing about where he might lead the country. The glorification of sacrifice, restraint, and indebtedness perpetuating submission is in keeping with the old and distorted paradigms (of the Age of Pisces – suffering and penance as the primary vehicle for growth and evolution.) That we now exist at a time of major restructuring of reality and a collective crossroad is blatantly obvious. The audacity of hope harnessed for the greater good is exactly what is needed in order to build the best bridge between our fast receding past and our fast encroaching future.
Note that November 4 is a hot stellar date. It is the first of 5 alignments of Saturn and Uranus by opposition. I’m sure many of you have been feeling the intensity building in the past few weeks. As I have written in my November forecast overview, Saturn and Uranus indicate a reality shift of great significance. You may have already caught wind of the change launching in your personal life. The stars now thrust all of us through an acceleration cycle. Uranus can be exciting, but it is also an extreme and often shocking planetary influence. When Saturn/Uranus oppose, it can feel like a rug has suddenly been pulled. More positively, a surprising opportunity could appear.
In addition to the Nov 4 Saturn/Uranus opposition (we have not seen this transit since the mid sixties) Mars in Scorpio forms a tension aspect to Neptune in Aquarius. This can be an unleashing or “didn’t see it coming” influence. While the world’s attention focuses on the US, we may witness other noteworthy events occurring, at home or in other parts of the world. This Mars/Neptune aspect can see a rise in suspicion, mistrust, and violations of various sorts. It is certain that who-ever takes office will be thrust into the deep end of the pool right off the bat. We may see an extreme reaction to the US election results, plus or minus. Hopefully election results will cause the stock market indexes to jump. Still, it must be said that there can be an intensification of hysteria, crime, or acts of terrorism. Power outages and weather extremes are possible too. Please keep alert and think safety first.
On the positive note, right behind the intensity of challenging stars, exists a window of opportunity cycle. Mars and Neptune are a dissolving influence, but they can also be unexpectedly gifting. Don’t look back at what’s been lost, it is simply wasted energy. Seize the day, move yourself forward, and let yourself be amazed.