September 21, 20126 Comments

“Astrology for the Astrologically Challenged” by Deborah Smith Parker

 OK, after this I promise I won’t blog again about Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin unless he gets indicted which is in the realm of possibility as I will identify shortly. And he just made the news again Friday, September 14 when his recently enacted law that gutted collective bargaining for public employees was weighed by a judge on the scales of justice and ruled unconstitutional.

You remember this law, right? It’s the one Walker kept tucked away during his campaign for governor, never once mentioning it until after he was elected. Then it was first out of the chute in his legislative agenda. Since Walker’s been crowing all over the country about his success in union busting I just have to offer my astrological $.02 on this new development.

Let’s look at the astrological markers in play. Transiting Saturn was at 27 degrees of Libra the day the judge announced his decision. Here’s what else was already on the field at 27 degrees. Non-astrologers, don’t panic. I’ll describe this for you.  Astrologers, to follow along please consult the following chart data: USA, July 4, 1776, Philadelphia  (no one agrees on a time but I use  Gemini rising chart); State of Wisconsin, May 29, 1848, Madison WI (no time given); and Scott Walker Nov. 2, 1967, Colorado Springs (no time given).

Pluto in the USA chart is at 27 Capricorn which is the sign ruling corporations, business environments, governments, power in general and the patriarchy. Pluto in this sign indicates that this nation’s power base defaults to corporate and government interests, unless “we the people” intervene.

Pluto in the State of Wisconsin chart is also at 27 but is in the sign of Aries. Aries could care less about corporate interests. Aries is vitally concerned about the expression of individual rights and freedoms and will fight for them. Furthermore, the Moon is conjunct Pluto in the Wisconsin chart and the Moon represents the people. So Wisconsin residents are quick to stand up for themselves and each other and in this case against corporate or government interests. It is no accident that in the early 20th century Wisconsin helped to spawn the Progressive Party, the purpose of which was to curtail the influence of corporations on government. The whole nation witnessed the outrage of thousands of Wisconsin citizens for weeks protesting Walker’s proposals in the bitterly cold weather in early 2011.

Aries and Capricorn square each other. For the astrological novice a square indicates a conflict and even crisis that will need to be resolved. Even though the USA and Wisconsin Pluto placements have this inherent conflict and crisis relationship with each other, it’s really activated when an astrological aspect, such as a transit, triggers it. To make their impacts known and felt, transiting planets don’t leave their orbits and jump down to earth to become actors in the drama. They work through some agent. Until then the two can lie quietly like neighboring dogs in their respective yards until a cat walks across the top of the fence between them.

Last week a cat took that walk when transiting Saturn reached 27 degrees of Libra. Libra squares Capricorn (crisis again) and is in opposition (bringing new awareness, new resolution) to Aries. Together these aspects of Saturn in Libra to Pluto in Aries in the Wisconsin Chart and Pluto in Capricorn in the US chart form what is called a T-Square, a highly dynamic and creative aspect. As we can see it brought a reversal of a law, but the process isn’t yet completed. Libra is the sign of the mediator, the judge and of justice. (Surprisingly little known to many, Libra also rules learning.) Saturn is the administrator of authority and also rules time so its administrations can be drawn out. Saturn’s authority comes either through our own administrations or those of others. As a rule of thumb when its actions are internal, or generated by us, it indicates a lesson learned and applied. When external it usually points to a lesson that needs to be learned.

This transit is particularly significant for Scott Walker because his South Node is also at 27 degrees of Libra. This makes it a double whammy for him. Now it isn’t just about him as Governor of the state. It is also extremely personal. The South Node represents familiar territory, strengths you carry, but also where you go when you don’t know how to move forward, even when you should.  When Saturn transits someone’s South Node that person can get schooled relative to the sign it is in, in this case the justice of Libra. The more the lesson is needed the more powerful its impact.

Clearly this legal decision didn’t go well for him either professionally or personally. That’s not all. This isn’t over yet. A request for a stay of enforcement of the judge’s verdict is already in the works and there will for sure be an appeal. He has other legal issues facing him. It is still possible that he could be indicted in the “John Doe Probe,” an investigation over two years long into fiscal mismanagement of public funds for political campaigns under his jurisdictions. Some of his previous aides have already had charges filed against them.

I’m going to keep watching. I’m going to particularly keep watching him.

Deborah Smith Parker is the author of “Humanus Astrologicus” available in soft cover on this site and now on Kindle. To sign up to receive her blog or follow her on Twitter @astro_logicus and Facebook click to the right of this post.

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Deborah Smith Parker is re-writing the often impenetrable language of astrology into a much friendlier form. She has spent her 30 plus years as an astrological consultant, writer, teacher and lecturer freeing the rich astrological images and their descriptions increasingly buried under modern clinical and technological descriptions. Her additional work in public policy has provided many outlets for demonstrating her ability to break down highly complex systems into information that’s easily understood.

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  1. Jill Estensen says:

    Yes! Just what the Old Party needs now….another bumbling fool. Thank you for your research and translations! J

  2. Rafi Simonton says:

    This is indeed interesting… and I pray that It’s true! I totally support your $.02 by direct experience as a blue collar worker for most of my life.

    Who with an ounce of sense or any heart at all could brag about the destruction of a decent life for working people? Or oppose firefighters, teachers, safety inspectors, 911 operators, public health workers? Save a few cents in taxes while gutting community.

    Let this happen and next the middle class falls.

  3. Teri R says:

    Ooooh Deborah, this is a juicy one! Very telling, and as I consider myself a Progressive, also very satisfying.

  4. Alice says:

    Thank you for giving me hope. Next month I am moving to Wisconsin, where I spent many happy years earlier in my life. I have been on pins and needles while following from a distance the many unhappy events there.

  5. Thank you so much for this post. The only problem I have with it is that you won’t be writing more on the subject unless he’s indicted…although I certainly am in favor of that outcome. These horrible Koch whores are finally showing their real motivations (and who pays them for their services), even to those who seem to be utterly blind and naive to what they are up to…okay some of the exposure was done unintentionally or without their permission. If the server who supposedly outed the Romney tapes ever is exposed, may every honest American voter fill his “tip jar!”

  6. Cameron Motley says:

    Excellent quotes that we should all think about. Hope to see more!

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