I was watching Morning Joe this morning while exercising because there was nothing on the DVD. Today is election day in the US so it was interesting hearing the discussion about which party will make the difference if they win the Senate. What most of the panelists agree on is that there will be no difference – no matter which party wins tonight gridlock will continue. If the Democrats retain the majority the two parties will fail to compromise, and if the Republicans win a majority there will be gridlock between the establishment Republicans and the more conservative challengers of their own party.
If they read the astrology news along with the Wall Street Journal they would understand that this is because of the square aspect between Uranus in Aries – the challenger, the innovator, the harbinger for change and individual rights – and Pluto in Capricorn – the holder and consolidator of power, the dominating force. Ever since these two planets began their dance in 2010 (and before that really, since Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008) there has been this kind of tug and pull between conservative notions of reality (Capricorn Pluto) and the pressure to burst out of old paradigms and try something new (Aries Uranus).
The square aspect continues into 2015 so the pundits are correct when they say that this battle between the old and the new will continue until the 2016 elections. In the meantime, the old structures are failing and the two party political system in the US may be falling with it.