On Inauguration Week – What Are Our Values?

As our Pluto return bears down on America’s second house, demanding that we deeply reexamine our values, it is exposing centuries of our monetary and value-based “sins.” We are clearly suffering the penalties of not responding to the banking crises in a way that punished the perpetrators: we are punished with the election of Trump. The oligarchy, the rich ruling class, is now ostentatiously in command. Pluto brings the dark to light.

However, the disease is much deeper and longer simmering. Despite all of our high ideals, slave holding men created us, we executed generations of Native Americans  gave some rights to women only grudgingly. In fairness, many of us have strived to become better, to live up to the ideals. Yet, even with those efforts, as a people, we have a school-to-privatized prison system, several classes of citizenship, Sandy Hook,  and the ongoing horror at Standing Rock. Literacy and science are under siege.  Pluto has laid bare our sinful past and hypocrisies and thrown the consequences in our collective faces. They are on display to a world we believe we lead physically and morally.  Now that “leadership” will be through the vehicle of a president karmically installed by a foreign power in a CIA like coup. Pluto exposed the filth kept hidden under the cloak of patriotism. What is true patriotism, if not a demand that expose what is wrong and push to make it right?

How we respond to this administration will set the course for America for generations to come. Will this be a cleansing era, a turning point to a brighter future closer to those professed ideals of two hundred years ago? Will we descend into the darkness suppressed for years? Will there be an earthquake forever separating the red from the blue elements into new nation-states? (Pluto rules Scorpio, the sign of death and transformation.)

What are our values? Who are we? Pluto has no desired outcome. He completed his task.

I Was As Blind As the Pundits

During the deliberations of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, a woman asked Benjamin Franklin,

“Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”

With no hesitation , Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

Even though I know that Pluto brings up churning turmoil buried deep inside and I have been preaching for five years that it will bring deep change to government. Even though in this blog I wrote about how Pluto brought us President Obama, but we can’t always expect it to work in our favor. Even though, I had my financial advisor move as much money as possible out of the stock market because I had a sneaky suspicion that something horrible would happen. Even though I blogged about how neither Hillary nor Trump were following their North Nodes and neither had great charts for Presidents  so there was no clear cut astrological “winner,” I was like so many others and thought it could never happen here.  Despite her chart – she had to win because he was so vile. We are America, after all.

We are America. WE would never support an ignorant, racist, homophobic fool who knows nothing about our Constitution. We are America. IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE. We are America. She will win by 315 votes I said to myself because “love trumps hate” – we are America. Pluto was nice to us once, maybe the change will be getting a female president and the rage is that of all the woman who never got a chance. Pluto won’t be that bad to America – it can’t – those things don’t happen here.

I saw all of the political pundits talk about her firewall and said to myself – sure, they are right because this is America. We are America dammit – not a third world dictatorship – not a banana republic. It can’t happen here! We would never vote in a man so disgusting – a man who mocks the disabled, who assaults women and who knows nothing about governing. We are America – the land of George Washington and apple pie and expanding freedoms. It can’t happen here.

I just would not allow myself to see what was in front of me – written in the stars. That Pluto brings change born of submerged rage and doesn’t care where it lands even if it cuts into the heart of the country where “it” can never happen.

Then it happened.

So what now? Well, dear Pluto will remain in Capricorn until 2023 and American really isn’t in a full Pluto return until 2021. (When American was “born” in 1776 Pluto was last in Capricorn, in the second house, ironically the house of values. It won’t go back to the exact location it was then until 2021.) Will we become a country of hate, a dictatorship, a land where we persecute immigrants, gays and non-Christians? Will we forevermore think nothing of having someone as our leader who is a bully? In other words, will we so destroy our value system that future generations mark this day as the beginning of the end of the American experiment?

Is this nation destined to have been born during one revolutionary time of Pluto in Capricorn only to die during the next?

Or will we have a new “revolution.” Forced to see the face of hate every day sitting in our most revered house will we fight back? What will we do when they start to destroy the hard fought rights of gays and lesbians? What will we do when they destroy woman’s reproductive rights or toss 20 million people off health care? Will we play video games and drink our lattes or will we take the streets if necessary?

You won’t find these answers in Pluto. It is just an element of change.  Whether this is just a sad blip in our history and we once again right ourselves depends on us. What kind of America exists when Pluto leaves Capricorn in 2023 depends on how willing we are to remember who we were when it was last in that sign.

Pluto uncovered and elevated the rot. It is up to us to decide if we shall let it remain exalted or destroy it and continue on the path of progress.






The First American Presidential Election –

The first election held in America was on January 7. 1789. Only white male property owners voted and there were only 15 electoral votes at stake. There were quite a few candidates hoping to be the first President,  John Adams,  John Jay, Robert Hanson Harrison, John Rutledge, Samuel Huntington, John Milton, James Armstrong, Benjamin Lincoln, Edward Telfair and, of course, George Washington.

Moving through the 10th house, which controls government, was Pluto, the change agent and the Sun. Sun energy is always energizing and displays our inner spark so I am sure there was a tremendous felling of excitement that this new experiment was voting for a leader!



However, the Jupiter and Uranus retrogrades in the fourth house, that of home and roots and who we are at our core, shows that there was a good deal of both nervous energy and trepidation. Perhaps there was fear around our chances of success. We know that there was a great deal of dissention regarding the type of government we should have. The stark lines political “factions” so dreaded by President Washington were already there and the battle between Federalist and Anti-Federalist was just years away from explosion.

P.S. We didn’t start voting in November until 1845. Before that states called elections within a 34 day window before the first Wednesday in December. However, this caused problems because the earlier voting states often influenced the outcome of the elections of those with later polling dates. When the law passed in 1845 making one day the official Election Day, they needed one that did not interfere with farming since we were mostly an agrarian society. Spring, summer and early fall were busy times in the fields. Tuesday was a good day because it often took a full day for people to get to polling sites. They could not travel on Sunday because of church and most towns designated Wednesday as market day so Tuesday worked well.


Will Liberals Actually have to Thank Donald Trump?

Yes, we might! Donald Trump just might be our gift from Pluto.

Pluto is making a slow walk through the constellation of Capricorn (2008- 2023.)

Pluto insists that our dirty little secrets reveal themselves. That which hides has no defense against Pluto’s icy probe.  Pluto is all about revelation and then change.  Capricorn is the sign of structure and authority. When the two meet, exposure of corporate and government skeletons is a given.

First, we had the banking crises of 2008 when the nation learned of the tricks of the mortgage trade. Other scandals involving authority figures included the Penn State sex scandal and that of abuse in the Catholic Church.

Now we sit somewhat shell shocked as we watch Donald Trump proudly pontificate all of the Republican talking points they normally old whisper in code words to their base. Either he is trying to lose or he is arrogant enough to think that if he says this nonsense the other 70 percent of the country will fall into line.

As the Republican leaders cringe and dance, Trump speaks publicly all of the racist, misogynistic drivel they have been using to in secret. If he fails colossally in November, as is predicted, he might usher in the fall and rebirth of the Republican Party with more moderates in control. You can’t get more Plutonian than that!