The Moon Weeps, Venus Plans
South Node in Cancer
New Moon in Scorpio I was taught that Scorpio governs female power and Leo that of the male. I've noticed male chauvinism in Leo men more than occasionally and I've witnessed bonding together of Scorpio women perhaps in memory of ancient eras when women ruled. There's an interesting glut of astrological aspects now concerning these two elements and I'd like to share with you some of my observations. The Sun in Scorpio is shining on the reproductive function, Pluto opposite Venus in Cancer, along with Venus in Scorpio, is bringing buried feelings to the surface concerning women's value, the south node in Cancer is illuminating emotional hurts, a new moon in Scorpio is on the way, and Mars starting the long retrograde in Leo is factoring in the male principle with some gusto. That's quite a bit.
The trigger was pulled with the passage of the House health care bill, and then came pain hard and unexpected, although surreal as well, I felt.
While not forgetting the despicable character of our politicians, generally, nor that of a society which condones this sort of thing, then chooses them again, an opportunity has presented itself and the contributions of women in America could rate some notice. Chiron just went direct opening an old wound reminding us of the not-healing part. I wrote earlier about the circuitous path of evolution and sometimes a perceived backward motion is really not regressive in the end. I don't think effort is futile most of the time but results appear and disappear in an illusory unpredictable way. It's hard to figure out. Whoever would have thought that women's reproductive rights would rage on through so suddenly? Only those paying attention. First, the Sun in Cancer in the USA birth chart already indicates a destiny intimately involved with the integration of the feminine and masculine forces of nature. It's female territory, the sun passing through. Or was. Forget the amendment and the health care bill. They're nothing in light of the broader issues.
The wound was opened for inspection, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Let's take a look at the chart of the passage of the bill on November 7 at 11:07 PM. (corrected from original posting).
The moon is at exactly 26 degrees of Cancer, ruling women and pregnancy. The fire quickly ignited with Leo rising and Mars on the ascendant. The Pluto-Venus opposition is shown by the Taurus midheaven and the Scorpio nadir. The ruler of the MC, Venus, is back down on the nadir along with the Sun and Mercury just in the moon's 4th house. All repeating the theme of Pluto opposite Venus in Cancer, and again, square Leo. The Scorpio sun rules the Leo ascendant so there's little chance of escaping this exchange.
Saturn in the second explains the restriction of funds and also squares USA Venus illustrating some serious sensations coming to and from women engaged in society. Getting down to business, especially with Pluto in Capricorn. Big business.
The Aquarius stellium in the 7th shows the propensity toward political equality and the ruling Uranus in the 8th covers a lot of territory in the psychological and physical realms, with insurance issues, and so on. The grand water trine of Uranus to the 4th house Scorpio planets and moon in Cancer is interesting. Freedom from sexual oppression is associated with Uranus in the 8th, but that also requires a movement away from sharply defined sexual identifications, adding more ambiguity. Uranus removes old boundaries and women might be ready to travel to new frontiers, foregoing habitual reactions and self-images that no longer fit, especially when Jupiter and Uranus come to square American Venus rather soon. Liberation is the word, I believe. The moon and south node in Cancer in the 12th, however, indicates that it comes with hurt and the start of the phase was marked by profound pain. The 12th house Cancer brings to the legislature karmic patterns and ancient moon memories. Can people and their laws make corrections?
Thus the passageway opens for questioning of women's influence on society, a depressed one trying to figure out how to care for its members in tight circumstances becoming increasingly unforgiving. Capricorn says you're on your own, Cancer says it will protect and nurture you. The south node in Cancer shows movement away from the strictly nurturing role, and with Capricorn involved, there's the dilemma of home and the world, the neverending one for women mapping out great careers in contemporary society. But now that jobs are becoming scarce how will this effect their upward mobility in a society where, unfortunately, they continue to be thwarted by conservative tradition? We all agree that the status quo is scheduled for an unquo but that's going to take time, and obviously, a lot of effort. I think a key element is not to despair when reality strikes and progress made appears to slip back. It's normal. To be expected.
All the while, many months of breast beating Mars in Leo will be sounding its trumpet for warrior king activity and the usual male dominance. But their wars are going badly. Pluto is a force to be reckoned with and so I say, "women be wise." Uranus involved suggests that women neither imitate men, nor band together too much, but instead find expression for their unique talents and identities. It used to be that mass movement was the ticket to feminist advancement but maybe now many can more or less go it alone, unless repression really revs up. Less complaint, more action and movement. Opportunities for women in society are probably greater than is commonly perceived. Pluto offers endings and it could be that the dwarf opposite Venus would be cutting back on the traditional biological role for women, especially in a tight economy. Birth rates go down in such times (they already are), but now less population on an ongoing basis would help humanity in general. The epidemic of pregnancies among the movie stars could have been symbolic of the primal objection to this impending reality, as my quirky theory maker says. It also thinks this amendment and even the bill came up for just this poke. Good job done. A diminution would free women for other jobs in society and they can't get full power until they are completely integrated in the workplace and in politics. Women carry the seed to birth of new life, and thereby receive protection, and I think Pluto opposite Venus is trying to do just that in a wider application. Creating conditions for a reformation of the lunar role preceding that of the solar when Pluto opposes USA sun in several years. Perhaps the feminine principle in all of society is receiving this protection setting the stage for an unusual phase possibly, maybe, eventually, without the uncontrolled resentment of the male who after all is half of the equation. Parthenogenesis has not yet taken hold in the human species.