“The USA will be into the thick of rancorous and aggravated debates in 2020 as Pluto starts to oppose the USA Mercury opposition Pluto from late February onwards, on and off till late 2021.” See previous post December 26 2019.
This being America, guns were guaranteed to appear to back up toxic arguments and hate rhetoric. Armed protesters railing against Michigan’s coronavirus lockdown have been rallying in the Lansing capitol building. The state has been hard hit with 3,788 deaths and Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a favourite Trump target, has extended a stay-at-home mandate until 15 May.
The fanatical Mercury opposition Pluto in the USA 1776 chart is malignant when triggered. When tr Uranus was in hard aspect, it spawned Mcarthyism and Watergate. The Saturn Pluto conjunction this year and over the election will collide with it. Previous times of tr Pluto in hard aspect to the USA Pluto Mercury saw bitter anti-slavery fights under a Democratic President, 1845 to 1851; the Great Depression, 1933 to 1938, Roosevelt’s New Deal and J. Edgar Hoover in the FBI; Reagan was elected on tr Pluto square the USA Mercury in 1981 and during his term, there were swingeing tax cuts leading to a soaring budget deficit and high unemployment, a recession and his attempted assassination.
For all the rancour and talk of an impending USA Second Civil War, the astro-indicators are not there. The 1861 Civil War showed up most clearly on the USA First President chart, 30 April 1789 12.45pm New York. Tr Pluto was then conjunct the Taurus Sun which is a classic signature for a nation at war with itself; with Solar Arc Midheaven conjunct Uranus and Solar Arc Saturn opposition the Scorpio North Node. This time round tr Uranus will conjunct the Taurus Sun from this July onwards, on and off, into early 2022 so it will be a turbulent patch similar to May 1937 to March 1938, which oversaw a recession, but unlikely to lead to a complete internal rupture.
That apart, this year the First President chart is uncertain and confused with tr Neptune conjunct the Saturn, picking up exactly now and extending through 2021; and is discouraged and aggravated with tr Pluto Saturn in hard aspect to the Mercury and Jupiter through till late 2021 as well.
The USA 1776 chart was on its Uranus Return for the 1861 American Civil War and that aspect isn’t due again till 2028. When coincidentally tr Pluto then in Aquarius is in hard aspect to the First President chart’s Taurus Sun with tr Saturn in Taurus conjunct the Sun. So that may be a riskier phase though events rarely repeat exactly the same. And the previous tr Pluto hard aspect to the First President Sun when in Scorpio in 1988 didn’t produce armed rebellion, though the Iran-Contra affair did diminish Reagan’s standing.
The USA 1776 chart in 1861 also had, on an 11 am start time, tr Neptune conjunct the Descendant and square the Midheaven when civil war broke out.
At the moment, assuming an 11am start time for this 1776 chart, there are indications of a shocked and angry populace from Solar Arc Mars is conjunct the Aquarius Moon which makes sense of the present mood with tempers and neurosis running high and likely to continue through next year.
See also previous post October 29 2018 – Steve Bannon predicts civil war.