Thursday, November 06, 2008

Euphoria Subsides

I can't begin to imagine how tired people who've been intimately involved with the US elections over the past two years must be feeling now. I've done nothing at all, yet still feel a little frayed around the edges, once the initial euphoria has subsided.

I notice that, on some political blogs and websites, there's a heavy residue of bitterness after the election. This was to be expected to some extent, but I've come across comments which verge on the obscene and make my blood run cold. It's a great pity. Some of the blogs were a haven for me during the primaries. I now suspect that I must have been fooled. Never mind - it's another thing I can put down to Neptune's fog and illusion, and to Saturn's determination to fight back in opposition to Uranian change.

The very sharp dichotomy among the American people becomes more apparent at times like this. Americans feel passionate about politics, much more so than people in Britain. I'm drawn back to the astrological chart for the USA known as The Armistead Chart. This is set for 2 July 1776, the date on which Congress adopted a resolution of independence. Most astrologers choose one of the US charts set for for 4 July - Independence Day, when the resolution was proclaimed. I tend to think that when Congress adopted the resolution, that was when the die was truly cast. I've copied the chart from the collection at Astrodatabank.

Normally, I'm skeptical about astrological charts for inanimate entities such as countries, but this could convince me there's value in them. Just look at that opposition between Mercury (communication, mental processes) and Moon/Pluto. Moon represents the public, Pluto = powerful passions. As I see it, that opposition dominates the chart and symbolises the dichotomy.

This is the way it will always be. The states are united, the people will never be. Their destiny is to remain passionately divided. In the past, the extent of it wasn't as easily noted by the average person. The internet has provided a viewing platform unavailable until recent years.

That's the way it is. For today I'll take advice from Omar Khayyam (as translated by Edward Fitzgerald) from The Rubaiyat:

"But leave the Wise to wrangle, and with me
The Quarrel of the Universe let be;
And in some corner of the Hubbub coucht
Make game of that which makes as much of Thee.

For in and out, above, about, below,
'Tis nothing but a Magic Shadow-show,
Play'd in a Box whose Candle is the Sun,
Round which we Phantom Figures come and go."


R J Adams said...

If that proves to be the case, it's a chill outlook. The US is a mix of all people's of the world. If they can't learn to live together here, what chance for the outside world?

Twilight said...

RJ ~~~ It is a bit chilly, yes.
Perhaps we should be glad that folks are free to say exactly how they feel though. If they felt, or were actually, constrained it'd be a lot worse

Living together is fairly easy - it's living together in harmony that's unlikely - this side of eternity anyway. ;-)

Michelle said...

I haven't been around the blogs much lately, so I might be telling you the obvious, but I found something that interested me and thought i'd share it with you too.

Obama, 44th president. Numerology - 44 =

"Impeccability, desire with insight, wisdom with reason, intensity, conviction, adeptship, heroism, self-control, discipline, controlled energy focussed."

Interesting? :-)

Twilight said...

Hello Michelle - nice to "see" ya!

The #4 connection hadn't occurred to me - thanks for reminding me.

I think we've already seen the discipline, focus and self-control, let's hope the rest of it follows! :-)

Anonymous said...

For more interesting insights on the number 44, check out master numerologist, Christine DeLorey's blog on it:-

Twilight said...

Thanks for the link, Anonymous - I'll check it out.

Michelle said...

Thanks anon, that was very interesting!

Twlight, a quirky extra - I joined the blog for peace thing last week as the 44th country (standing for Zimbabwe) on the day Obama was chosen as the 44th president!

Twilight said...

Hi Michelle~~~ Wow! Amazing synchronicity - or something!!