Family and Government
Mars is transiting Cancer in preparation for the Pluto ingress into Capricorn. Thoughts of home and the world are surfacing in the collective (un)consciousness. And no one will be more influenced than the United States with 4 planets in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn. The supporting beam of the astrological chart is the Cancer 4th house (home) and the Capricorn 10th house (world). It appears to me that healthy management of the family translates to good government in society. The tribal family unit developed for protective purposes and as the agrarian lifestyle evolved and people settled into larger communities, governments were created to protect this extended familial organization. It seems that the smaller family units these days are terribly dissatisfied with the larger "protective" entity and in the US, for the last several years, defense against evil invaders had been spoken of frequently. There is even some confusion as to whether or not they actually exist.
It's very interesting. The evolution of the outer forms of government probably parallels reconfiguration within individual consciousness.People tend to hate and fear their governments partly for this reason ... the mirror they provide. Realistically, they serve an important function in this capacity, so humans can see who they are, where they stand, and how they can affect their future development. The well-being of the family is first if people want healthy governments, and the Cancer-Capricorn opposition is an opportunity to make this connection. Personal nourishment and the nurturing of society. We witnessed this lack of unity just recently when the veto of child health care struck such a wild nerve. While it's acceptable to murder someone else's children in a foreign land, it's horrifying to think of neglecting our own. It's interesting to note that this event occurred just as Mars was crossing the USA Cancer planets. As the Aquarian influence comes in and the USA Moon is involved, I presume some strides could be made in the direction of recognizing the commonality of all human families and the aggregation that adds up to the whole. Some theorize that the separation was designed exactly for this purpose; to ultimately re-unite the whole. As the extended family develops perhaps an influence on the outer governments will be effected eventually. This appears to be the time to make a step in that direction as Pluto enters Capricorn, Mars transits Cancer, the north node of the Moon enters Aquarius, the mutual reception of Uranus in Pisces and Neptune in Aquarius continues, the Saturn-Uranus opposition comes, Uranus squares Pluto and transits the USA 4th house, and Pluto returns to the USA Pluto on the way to Aquarius. Will society see an improvement in government? Individuals first.