I'm not feeling particularly creative these days, there's an uncomfortable feel to things in general, I find. "Enticing new possibilities", especially in politics, are thin on the ground, unless you are a fanatical Obama supporter. Still... I'll try looking at those "floating bits and pieces", otherwise known as celestial bodies in our solar system, the seven planets the ancients traditionally used in their astrology, and see what they seem to be representing, to me, at this point :
Sun, now residing in kingly Leo brings thoughts and predictions on who is likely to be the next president of the USA. Predictions vary - a lot! The only common factor I can detect is that astrologers foresee trouble brewing at the Democratic Conference at the end of August, and/or later, after the General Election in November.
Moon - representing the public: a public sharply divided (and sub-divided) in the USA in opinion of presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama, and presumptive Republican nominee John McCain
Mercury represents all forms of communication. It seems to me that the blogosphere and the internet in general is fast overtaking traditional media, and in particular is making itself strongly felt during this election season. An astrological communications matter which has surfaced, or rather sunk, in the past week or so is the blog link-up "Astrology News" with its widget, which used to appear in my sidebar. It was a really useful grouping and quick reference place for daily links to a large number of astrology blogs. I miss its convenience, as I'm sure do many others. I hope it will return soon. Elsa, of Elsa Elsa Blog , who ran the Astrology News facility gives an udate on the situation HERE .
Venus the love planet brings to mind two items: First, the recently publicised alleged infidelity of John Edwards. If true this is very, very sad for his wife and family. Love and its partner lust are strange and powerful, it often seems that those who hanker for power also possess an overload of hankering on this other front........Second, because Venus is ruler of Libra and 7th house matters - partnerships etc. I'm thinking about the announcement of running mates by the two presumptive candidates, which must surely be imminent. From what I've been able to glean on-line, it seems my tarot deck's answer (here) seems unlikely to be accurate in the case of Obama's pick, unless perhaps he chooses Joe Biden, or Bill Richardson who would loosely fit the description, as both were defeated in the primaries.
Mars represents energy, some aggression and at present I see these in the clear determination of PUMA and other groups who are opposing an Obama presidency. Aggression and determination flow in the opposite direction too, towards these groups - often in far more vitriolic style.
Jupiter, planet of travel, publication, and exaggeration calls to mind Obama's recent "World Tour" which covers all three Jupiter matters, as well as touching on Jupiter's other domain, religion.
Saturn, planet of laws, restrictions, authority, for me brings to mind two matters: (1) the quest of Larry Sinclair to have his allegations against Senator Obama officially investigated. He has been hounded, his life threatened, his family threatened, at least two of his blogs closed down, and he has been generally dismissed as a fraud. InformationHERE. I don't necessarily believe that everything Sinclair alleges is true, but his story ought to be properly investigated by the authorities, and soon.
(2) The matter of Barack Obama's eligibility to hold the position of President of the USA. There has been much written in blogs recently about his birth certificate. Another issue has now been raised by an historian, Judah Benjamin in a two-part article HERE and HERE. There is a question as to whether Senator Obama has ever held dual-nationality, and if so, would this disqualify him under the US Constitution from holding the country's highest office? Again, something which needs to be properly investigated by consitutional lawyers, the results to be made public. A further article by the historian appeared yesterday (HERE). Judah Benjamin's articles are painstakingly researched and scholarly, and perhaps too detailed for passing readers here, if so, blogger Texas Darlin' has a handy summary: - "Birth Certificate: Obama, Soetoro or Dunham?"