[one_half][/one_half][one_half_last]The unimaginable has happened and in it’s wake, many of us are enraged, emotional, shocked, terrified… The Donald has secured himself as the President Elect, our 45th POTUS-to-be. Is it the dawn of Idiocracy or can we use the intense emotional responses coming up to transform the maturity of our country through brilliant creation? Rather than completely submitting to our inner rage and war paths, let’s incite war’s polar energy of creating—not peace.
I’m an eternal optimist (Sag rising here), so I choose, I take a stand, to make a difference, to tap into the current transformation evoking energies of the sun in Scorpio to create powerfully (and hopefully in a way that might welcome some from the other side to ‘get it’ and see what we are now facing). To help myself and others, no matter their previous patriotic ideals, to grown up and face our country’s pathologies head on.
How did we fail to reach such a huge segment of the US and how do we come together to help enlighten those who are functioning at very immature, selfish levels. We’re at a time in history where we can no longer be in it only for our own gain. We need to be in it for humanity’s sustainability and we need leaders who take our environment, equality, and basic benevolence to heart. So, what now? What do we do in this moment that feels like a crisis? Here are three astrological insights and ideas, on what kind of creation and understanding we should be striving for, that have been inspiring me over the past 24 hours:[/one_half_last]
[full_width]1) We, as a country, are in the midst of a huge shift, one that hasn’t taken place since 1977 (before I was even born), as we move into a new progressed rising sign—from Leo into Virgo.
Since 1977 (shortly after a different kind of presidential election upset happened as unknown Jimmy Carter beat out Regan for President) the US has been focused on asserting herself through grand entertainment, recreation, youthfulness, theatrics, leadership, creative-expression and gregarious warmth. It’s been fun but it’s time to batten down the hatches and start growing up with our new directive from Virgo. Things like reality TV and useless spectacle will start to dwindle under Virgo’s refined and snobbish reign. It’s going to take a few years to understand this new direction so many strange things such as this election (although this is hopefully the biggest) may start to appear. On that note, Trump’s ascendant is about one half of a degree away from the US’s progressed rising sign or ascendant—although his is technically in Leo so has just been passed. Because of this, take heart – we as a country will be moving further and further away from his POV and directive and I believe that even if he makes it through four years, we will not re-elect him. Leo is done, and we will have understood that by the 2020 elections. It takes until 3 degrees of a sign to start accepting the new energy (which will be just when the new election cycle begins).
Virgo is going to ask us to work hard to produce great harvests, get more organized, be more efficient with process and critical thinking, value quality over quantity and find more purpose and service as a nation. It’s not going to be as fun as our Leo days, but I think it’s going to be a needed shift. One that helps us mature and be more thoughtful. As a Virgo sun and mid-heaven, I can assure you, us Virgos do like to have fun, but in a quirky way. Humor may be more off-beat and dry, but clever.
With Virgo’s ruler, progressed Mercury, currently in Aquarius, I love the implications this holds for taking humanity and worthy causes such as the environment, seriously. It’s an altruistic combination, these two—Virgo and Aquarius. Leonardo DeCaprio just might get his efforts to take flight as we start taking the environment, as the US, more seriously. Use your fired up state to know that change is coming and dive head first into worthy causes that will take you into our nation’s Virgo cycle, being a pioneer for the rest to follow as we act more maturely and thoughtfully. [/full_width]
[full_width]2) Pluto, planet of transformation (death and rebirth) is opposing our nation’s sun form the sign of Capricorn (structure, achievement, corporations, paternal, old-boys club, reputation, career…). With our sun in Cancer (mothering, safety, privacy, patriotism, nurturing, roots, family, home) these two signs make up the polarity of security – one side through our roots (Cancer) and the other side through our ability to be seen and admired for the structure we create (Capricorn). Both of these things are facing differences of opinion and with Pluto in the mix, there is no doubt in my mind that we will need to go through some destruction in order to rebuild again. Sure this scares me that we may not survive the trauma this induces, but if we can all remember that what is really at play here is a desire for security, we might come out the other end in more fertile ground where our roots can thrive and better grow.
With our sun getting opposed by Pluto, our ego’s and will-power are tied up in having a ‘safe’ home but Pluto is coming along and questioning the influence that business and old power structures are having. It’s an epic battle of wills. I think this election put this issue front and center – why do white men and women, big corporations and old establishment get to decide what ‘safe’ means anymore. I think the cosmos is teaching us a lesson that really got ignited in the most public of ways this week. This IS going to change if Pluto has anything to say about it.
Power is shifting, ‘corporation’ is shifting and what we see as successful is shifting. Try to see with this perspective and choose how you wish to create with that fueling your drive. We don’t need to go to war with each other we need to create with each other in order for this to have a healthy transition. We need to put our heads together, listen to each other and have love and compassion for those trying to tell us what feels ‘safe’ to them. We are faced with this everyday in the news right now. People are not feeling secure so let’s deconstruct the structures we’ve put in place around our old definitions of safety and rebuild with a more encompassed vision. [/full_width]
[two_third]3) Over the next eleven months, we have expansive Jupiter in the sign of relational and equalizing Libra. This means we start the year off with what may seem like imbalance as that’s what Jupiter in Libra will be ‘seeking’—things to bring into balance. As we move through the year, we have very optimistic influences to use Libra’s equalizing energy of justice, harmony and elegance toward our efforts for more equality and fairness. Any ‘Trumped-up’ anger can be used very effectively right now in our efforts to create and grow more equality. Start initiatives that allow diversity to have a voice and to help those out there who are ignorant to what minorities and the disenfranchised are suffering to understand and develop more compassion. Energy goes where we focus, so rather than focusing on Trump himself, focus on solutions and creation that will ‘trump’ the issues we foresee him creating.
So, to clarify, I’m not saying that we should stop fighting to get Trump out of office or block his archaic initiatives but I do see a need to balance this war-like spirit with creation that elevates past him, that helps all mankind see potential in progressive rather than archaic movement. For good or bad, Trump is igniting a lot of cardinal energy in our society, so in yourself, use this opening that is happening to initiate things founded in love, compassion and progressive hope. This is the thing that will inspire change and maturity in those who are on the wrong side of history. I am a patriot through and through so I have to have hope and share the things that I think will help us climb out of the darkness that we may be headed toward.
“These are the times that try men’s souls… We have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.”
– Thomas Paine | The Crisis [/two_third][one_third_last padding=”25% 0 0 0″][/one_third_last]