February 21, 201114 Comments

“Astrology for the Astrologically Challenged” by Deborah Smith Parker

Does it strike anyone as more than coincidental that cheese head hats and American Revolutionary War soldier hats are both tri-corned?  Was another shot heard ‘round the world just fired in my home town of Madison? I have never been prouder of my home state and the growing numbers of protesters fighting what appears to be emerging as a class war.

I know many are saying the protesters only represent a small faction of the people, will run out of steam, succumb to the weather or the governor, and go home. I don’t think so. Here’s why:

  • First, we Badgers are like the Russians. We’re used to long, dark bitter winters that build both patience and endurance. We’re in for the long haul.
  • Second, a strong ethic of an equal playing field runs deeply in our state’s tradition. Wisconsin is the home of the Progressive Party founded by Robert La Follette to combat the growing influence of corporate interests on government.
  • Third, I have astrology to back me up so let’s get into it.

For anyone who thinks astrology is bunk or the gods are dead I personally want to welcome you to the Clash of the Titans currently raging in Wisconsin.

Are we surprised that our friend Pluto is in the thick of it in the Wisconsin chart? Pluto shows us on a global scale where power is being misused and power needs to be used to bring a new type of equilibrium. The Moon represents the public, the people. These two planets are right on top of each other in Wisconsin’s chart in what astrologers call a conjunction. This means that if power is misused against the citizens of Wisconsin they will erupt in rebellion—and that’s an understatement.

[Just a side note:  This post is geared to the non-astrologer but let me give you professional astrologers the data to do your own work. Per the AFA’s publication, Horoscopes of the U.S. States and Cities, Wisconsin became a state May 29, 1848, no time given, noon time assigned.]

Those following my current thread of blog posts on Pluto through our nation’s history have seen dramatic examples of his actions. For some new to this site let me say this about Pluto. Yes, astronomers tried to downgrade him from planet status because he’s a little guy. But let me ask you this. How much plutonium does it take to blow up a country or two or three?

With Pluto it takes quite a bit of stoking the boiler to heat things up to proportions that impact not just a few people, or a group of people, but finally the masses when everything boils over. There are an astounding number of recent astrological triggers that set off the explosion in the Badger state that have been brewing for over a year.

I’ll skip the astrological jargon and just give you the cast of mythic characters. Imagine them all locked in a room together. And believe me, this is what is happening astrologically.

Also on stage in addition to Pluto and the Moon, and joined in January in tight relationship, are Uranus, planet of rebellion, independence and revolution, and Neptune, planet of ideals, martyrdom, and illusions. However, the hurling of the Molotov cocktail was done last week by Mars, god of war and newcomer to the scene and igniter of the conflict.

The room they are all thrown into is the fated necessity for adjustments that have to be made and will be made. “Adjustment” in astrological language is code for “OMG grab you’re a** because you’re in for a hell of a ride.”

It may look as if things will subside but any immediate outcome that doesn’t support the masses shouldn’t be expected to remain. Look to late 2011 for stern task master, Saturn in the 7th house who works slowly but whose placement demands justice for the public, to weigh in legally on elections and other remedies.

For anyone who thinks this is just some weird thing stirred up by people going nuts because of winter, think again. This has great implications for the rest of the nation since the Wisconsin Pluto Moon conjunction is in Aries, (the warrior and individual) and is in a very significant aspect (a square which creates crisis that must be resolved)  to Pluto in Capricorn (the power of government and business) in our nation’s chart. so this may be a shot to be heard. Also, no Aries goes gently into that good night.

This isn’t over folks.

(Deborah Smith Parker is the author of “Humanus Astrologicus” available on this site. To follow her on Twitter 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. Tell us more, Deborah! Is there astrological justification for seeing Wisconsin as a harbinger for the rest of the country? A close friend has been whammo’d by the gas cut-off in high-altitude areas of NM–gas company shenanigans cutting off service to high mountain areas, like Taos, exactly when temps dropped below zero for weeks… and then month-long delays in reconnecting them. Have you seen the group US Uncut? http://www.usuncut.org/blog/what-to-do Brilliant!

  2. Jim Hennum says:

    Another player to throw into the cast list: Juno. She is right there also in Aries (you firebrands) next to Pluto in Wisconsin’s chart – between Pluto and Uranus, no less! Juno/Hera is usually associated with marriage in charts, but because she was the highest goddess of the pre-helenic culture and was supplanted and subordinated by the patriarchal Jupiter/Zeus, she also is the guardian of the underdog. She protects those who have no voice. And in Aries, she isn’t likely to do it in a subtle, sweetly demure way!

  3. Deborah Smith Parker says:

    Thanks Jim for bringing up Juno and for mentioning Aries. In trying to be kind to non-astrologers I left out a key point. And with that in mind, Anne, I just amended my blog post to add the Aries factors and to say, that yes, this has tremendous national implications.

  4. Kathy Downing says:

    Hi, Deborah, I am so enjoying your stuff. And this one just tickles me. So my question is – maybe too extravagant, but – how does this all compare to what’s happened in Egypt? (“Describe the Universe in 25 words or less & give 3 examples…”)

  5. Deborah Smith Parker says:

    What has been happening globally is all tied with Pluto going into Capricorn (see that post) in 2008) and squaring Saturn in Libra –causing payment of all debt and demand for justice–not the smoke and mirrors of bank bookkeeping. But the real shakeup will come in the spring of 2012 when Uranus (revolution/independence from tyranny) will be squaring Pluto. I predict the elections of 2012 will not be what the conservatives are crowing about. I’m going to blog about that in the next day or two. Thanks for the nudge.

  6. Mavis Mathews says:

    How fun!!!! Deborah just doesn’t talk about it, she does it.

    I like your site!!!!

  7. Hatheway Brooks says:

    Good article. I am checking in from “close to ground zero.” I did not go to the capitol yesterday but I had two friends who were there. I did lend my red pickup truck to transport some huge Chinese drum–so big it wouldn’t fit in a car. THAT SHOULD MAKE SOME NOISE.

    The report I heard from people who were leaving the capitol yesterday afternoon was: this morning at 10:00 a.m. the University of WI faculty was marching off the job. Another rumor was that Pres Obama is showing up today.

    The news last night reported that Jesse Jackson will be at East High School today and will address the entire school over the loudspeaker system. The students of East High School have marched up to the Capitol day after day.

    My daughter, Tiffany, and her children are planning on sleeping in the capitol one night this weekend in protest. Last night the capitol was full of firefighters who were sleeping “in.”

    The State Patrol who are on duty during the day and are one of the units of the union whose rights are not being removed go home, change to street clothes and come back and support their brethren–the capitol and university police who’s rights are threatened.

    Listening to WI Public Radio yesterday each talk show host each hour extended an open invitation to the Governor to come on the radio to speak to the people of Wisconsin. He has not responded.

    I have a funeral today two hours away from Madison, more news upon my return.

    Everyone protesting today needs the support of all of you!!!!

  8. Teri says:

    Hey Deborah, you beat Jon Stewart by several hours making the comparison between cheese head hats and American Revolutionary War hats. Good job! He owes you some credit.

  9. Brenda says:

    I want more! !! I’m not an astrologer. However, this all makes great sense. Keep it coming only more, more more!

  10. Jules says:

    You are so FABULOUS!!! I can’t wait to read what you discover next!

  11. marjorie smith says:

    Anybody have an astrology chart for Wisconsin?

    • Deborah Smith Parker says:

      Yes. According to the AFA “Horoscopes of the U.S. States & Cities” May 29, 1848, noon time assigned, Long: 77 W 0, Lat. 38 N 53

  12. astrology says:

    Great article, I owe something to my friend who recommended.

  13. What’s up, I check your new stuff daily. Your story-telling style is witty, keep doing what you’re doing!

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