Wednesday, October 15, 2008
The "Final Show" with McCain and Obama spurred by Moon-Vesta Opposing Mars and More
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams
Under a Hunter's Moon the final "show" debate between the two candidates perhaps created more exasperation then finality. In essence, this 3rd staged debate demonstrated that neither man has the true substance to lead America at this critical juncture. As Ralph Nader would say, corporate crime won along with the illegal war machine but that will change as capital dries up.
Tonight an exalted Taurus Moon put a heavy emotional focus on money and security. It is obvious that this election campaign has been more of a symbolic battle between the old and the new, authority (Saturn) and freedom (Uranus)comes about two weeks before the election when the exact opposition occurs. Obviously McCain the oldster is symbolized by Saturn and Obama, the first Afro-American candidate is Uranian. Neither candidate has the ability to heal, create real change in the undercurrent of major cultural battle that signals the end of empire for America.
Astrologically Gemini was rising in the chart above with Pallas carving out a strategy based on words. Pallas has been in close opposition to Juno-Sagittarius where religious beliefs and nationalistic chauvinism are fed by this energy. Mars now plowing ahead in passionate, obsessive Scorpio opposes tonight's Moon-Vesta duo for lots of competitive posturing especially on McCain's part.
Mercury stationing today in Libra @ 7 degrees 34 minutes set the stage for all the messes and investigations that need cleaning up into 2009. The Bailout Bill was passed while Mercury-Libra ruled by Venus was retrograde, The Sabian Symbol for 8 degrees Libra is reflects some of the impending reformations coming: "A stranger investigates an abandoned house. He sees a fireplace blazing and another person's shadow on the wall, but no one else in the room." More of the darker forces of political, financial manipulations are about to be brought to light. The mystery of the current market destruction will be dragged into the firelight by the time those millions of foreclosed houses are abandoned.
Mercury's motion was a small plus for Obama he instinctively used the direct Mercury for diplomatic purposes since disgrssion was the better part of valor tonight. By refraining from the petty name calling that has characterized McCain-Palin strategies.
Perhaps we can see why Obama defended his reasoning to vote "present" and his explanation especially with Mercury trine his natal Gemini Moon and Mars right on his natal Neptune...
Here is quote from OBAMA: "With respect to partial-birth abortion, I am completely supportive of a ban on late-term abortions, partial-birth or otherwise, as long as there's an exception for the mother's health and life, and this did not contain that exception. And I attempted, as many have in the past, of including that so that it is constitutional. And that was rejected, and that's why I voted present, because I'm willing to support a ban on late-term abortions as long as we have that exception."
Posted by Art Gianfermo at 6:17 PM