Saturday, July 7, 2012

Uranus/Pluto in the News: Obamacare Upheld

    Last week the Uranus/Pluto square was exact at 8 Capricorn on June 29, sending waves of change throughout the world.  On June 29, 2012, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was upheld in a 5-4 decision by the US Supreme Court, with conservative Justice John Roberts making a surprise vote in favor of the Act.  
      The Affordable Care Act was first passed on March 23, 2010, giving it a remarkable chart with Aries sun, Cancer rising and Cancer moon.  The Cancer moon is only three degrees from the ascendant, which suggests the main focus is to benefit families, women and children.  The Sun is aligned with Uranus, and both form a cardinal grand cross pattern with Saturn and the Moon/Pluto opposition. This dynamic pattern describes the controversial nature of this Act.       
     When the Act was upheld last month, transiting Uranus was aligned with the Act chart's Mercury and made a t-square aspect with the Moon/Pluto opposition, giving this decision a dynamic flavor of rebellion. Justice John Roberts' vote was a definite surprise to many. Though he is a conservative, he is also an Aquarian who has stated that he votes according to his own conscience and not down party lines. On the day of this vote, transiting Uranus was exactly conjunct his Mars in Aries, which means he was motivated to take a sudden, surprising action in expression of his own individual beliefs. Mars in Aries is very independent and can be rebellious as well.
         The Act's Pisces MC describes the disadvantaged population who will benefit, but it also suggests there are hidden elements, both favorable and unfavorable.  Many do not know exactly what the Act entails and how they will benefit. There also seems to be much disinformation going on about it, especially the economic aspect.  A cardinal grand cross makes this a very dynamic situation that will likely undergo many future changes. Jupiter aligned with the MC means there is much room for growth and expansion.  A strong Saturn in the foundational 4th house suggests that the basic ideas behind this Act are solid and likely here to stay. Many believe that Obamacare is a significant first step towards single payer healthcare for all.

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