February 24, 2004
George W. Bush's New War on Al-Gayda and the US'S Constitution
At first I was opposed to the whole gay marriage thing. Then I realized it wasn't mandatory : )
--Jon Stewart, The Daily Show
The same aspect that was in place when Ralph Nader announced he would run for President was also in place Tuesday morning when George W. Bush called for an Amendment to the United States' Constitution to ban gay marriage. Mars conjunct the North Node, or Rahu in Vedic Astrological terms, in Taurus, both squared by Neptune in Aquarius (tropically). This is quite the symbol.
As I explained in the Ralph Nader thread below, Rahu is widely considered to be "crazy" in Vedic circles, and it's conjunction with Mars certainly brings out some of the most wild and imbalanced aspects of the red planet.
(By the way, Charles Manson, Rev. Jim Jones [Jonestown suicide cult], and David Berkowitz ["Son of Sam"] were each born with their natal Moon conjunct Rahu; Mother Theresa was born with the same, however her Moon and Rahu were in tropical Taurus, the sign where they are both considered exalted--she was "crazy," i.e. remarkably unusual or abnormal, but in an profoundly good, spiritual sense)
No doubt, with the conjunction happening in sidereal Aries, George W. Bush thinks he is "fighting the good fight." He's doing what he thinks is morally courageous. However at this time, with Mars--this planet of bold, moral courage--being conjunct a planet that has been considered by Indian astrologers to be literally "insane," and square to a planet that Western astrologers consider delusional ... well, it looks to me like the planets are pointing out that this is not such a good, noble, and clear-headed moral fight, after all. Of course that was plainly obvious already because this move is certainly politically motivated during Bush's reelection year, at a time when he is down in the polls and likely to be running against a Democrat who is a "Massachussetts Liberal."
Remember, we're talking about changing the US's Constitution here, a document which literally sets the legal and moral foundation of the country. The US was founded on principles like this:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
--US Declaration of Independence
Should the United States of America attempt to write discrimination into its legal foundation? Even if the majority of Americans feel a certain way about gay marriage now, how will we feel tomorrow? It's embarrassing to think about the institutionalized forms of discrimination that once were considered "moral" by the majority in this country.
Astrologically, this sudden emphasis on gay marriage seems to be largely connected with the mutual reception of Uranus in Pisces and Neptune in Aquarius. Aquarius is the sign of universal brotherhood, after all, and the combination of these two planets is particularly a liberal, rainbow-colored one. The recent trigger for these events seems to be Mercury in Aquarius, and in fact, on this day in which Bush made his controversial announcement, Mercury would be at the last degree of tropical Aquarius, where it can assert a particularly strong affect. Mercury and Uranus are both relatively bisexual planets, and dreamy, romantic Neptune has more to do with marriage than most astrologers give it credit for.
As an astrologer, I sit back and laugh at these attempts to deny gays the rights to the same legal privileges that heterosexuals have, because these attempts are not going to work. George W. Bush thinks he's leading a crusade that will uphold and codify his own religious view of morality. He's going to lose. What he doesn't know is that he is currently the pawn of the gods, and that he is playing the role of the opposition to their will. The will of the gods, with Uranus and Neptune in mutual reception is for progressive rights and ideals to become reality, including a greater experience and realization of universal love, acceptance, and human togetherness.
If George W. Bush wanted to succeed on this issue, maybe he should have pulled out this gay-marriage card while Saturn and Pluto were opposite; then he might have had more success. Now he has no chance. Even if he succeeds initially, or for a time, it's only so that the desire for greater human rights and equality will become stronger and eventually succeed.
So George W. Bush has his role to play. He just doesn't know that he's going to ultimately and eventually, if not immediately, help the cause he's fighting against. Why would he be pulled into such a role? Take a look at his transits as he made this announcement:
George W. Bush: July 6, 1946; 7:26 am; New Haven, CT
Notice that Neptune is almost exactly quincunx to his 12th house Sun, and that Uranus has just entered his 8th house in the Porphyry house system. It's not exactly a time for clear-headedness, is it? Neptune is overwhelming his spiritual clarity just as Uranus is famously bringing his personal ideology into the realm of sexuality.
Keep attempting to legislate based on your religious beliefs, George. With Pluto in Sagittarius, it's the religious fanatics who are being brought to universal justice, and this universe's Truth is Love, not hate.
It might be a good time to ask yourself, WWJD (What would Jesus Do)?Posted by MosesSiregarIII at February 24, 2004 11:02 PM