Posted by: starcatsastrology | January 28, 2010

Corporations Are People

Corporations Are People

[Instant update: Madam Speaker, The President of the United States.” January 27, 2010, 6:06 pm, Washington, DC, 38N53, 77W02, Ascendant, 17 Leo.

Tonight President Obama will deliver his first State of the Union Address to the nation. MSNBC is casting this as “Obama’s test: Win back a nation’s confidence
Missteps and poor timing have cast doubt on America’s ‘hologram of hope'”

The president’s speech, set for 9:00 PM tonight, will be given against a backdrop of recession, 17% unemployment (if you count those who have given up the job hunt), a failing health care reform bill, the Haiti earthquake, American food banks running on empty, bank bailouts but no “people” bailouts, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens v. FEC granting corporations equal status with individual human beings.

Now businesses — and could this mean multinational corporations too — can pump as much money as they want into our elections. Are there any boundaries protecting Americans from the vast ocean of cash corporations can now pour into the system (porous-boundaries Neptune in mutual reception with politically-radical Uranus).

Gone is the notion of “one man, one vote.” Money is given equal status with human speech via the Court’s majority interpretation of the First Amendment of the Constitution. “In God We Trust” is printed on our currency. It goes without saying (although I must!) that money is America’s true god. We make art about it. We erect statues to it.

Our validity as people is attached to “what do you do?” One’s job makes one legitimate. That disclosure tells the questioner where you rank on the socio-economic scale. Where we fall on that grid determines our social “value.” Sadly, we sometimes get confused and undervalue ourselves.

Americans pay a lot of lip service to the importance of holding fast to core values encompassing family, friends, meaningful work, spirituality and charity. Unfortunately, we are shown the opposite of these values continually via corrupt politics, scandal and hypocrisy, courtesy of the 24/7 news cycle.

A case in point: Elizabeth Edwards is separating from her husband John claiming she can’t take it anymore. She wants her life back. John Edwards, as you remember, ran for president in 2008. His wife Elizabeth has suffered a resurgence of cancer and learned of her husband’s affair and that he fathered a child with his mistress while on the campaign trail. Edwards was called “the real deal” by those who supported him. Now he’s seen as “the raw deal.”

It is hard to find much to cheer about as we celebrate a new president’s first year in office — a man who has made history by being the first African American to be elected to the highest office in our land. We await his first report on the health of our country with anxiety.

But that in and of itself is not the subject of this blog. I want to focus on one of January’s most shattering events — an event that will define or redefine our democratic republic for decades to come — the Supreme Court’s majority ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Committee.

In the interest of keeping blog content shorter (this is a big work), I’m going to redirect you to my main website’s NEWSMAKERS section so that you can read the article (and view the charts) in it’s entirety.

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  1. We’ve long grown accustomed to the most incisive analyses from you Claudia. We know you aim for comprehensiveness by trying to gather together those charts specific and most influential to an event. We always anticipate that you will explore the most significant, yet complex, factors among relevant charts and present them to us in clear, direct language that we can comprehend.

    And you’ve certainly not disappointed with this masterful presentation regarding the “corporations as persons” matter which is an insult to our nation, its Founders, and our Constitution and Bill of Rights. The recent SCOTUS majority decision has resulted in a wound and infection that threaten to destroy the nation’s underpinnings.

    Although I have very limited comprehension of astrology, and hence cannot draw any conclusions, I was intrigued by the Capricorn and Cancer effects in these charts and even more intrigued by the impact of the current passage of Pluto through Capricorn on those charts.

    First, there is the Capricorn stellium in Bancroft Davis’ chart. Pluto has begun its long transit across Davis’ Capricorn planets, beginning with Davis’ Mercury conj Neptune at 4/5 Cap, and proceeding on past his Sun-Uranus-Venus conj at 7/8 Cap and, finally, past his Mars at 26 Cap. During the initial transit happening right now, Pluto is square Davis’ natal Chiron at 5 Aries which is directly opposite his Vertex at 5 Libra–a T-square.

    Then, I noticed in the USA chart those Cancer planets opposite Davis’ Capricorn ones. USA Venus is at 3 Cancer, Jupiter at 5, Sun at 13 and Mercury at 27 Cancer. The USA Cancer sun is square natal Saturn at 14 Libra and natal Mercury in Cancer is opposite natal Pluto at 27 Capricorn. Pluto, of course, is currently opposite USA natal Venus and Jupiter and moving toward the USA Sun at 13 Cancer.

    In the Santa Clara vs Union Pacific RR case, Saturn is at 5 Cancer square Uranus at 4 Libra and Venus at 4 Aries–another T-square. Again, transiting Pluto is opposite the court case’s natal Saturn and square natal Uranus and Venus.

    And, finally, in the chart for the despicable decision made by the majority of the SCOTUS a few days ago, Pluto is at 4 Cap and Mercury is at 7 Cap. They are in square to the moon at 10 Aries and Saturn at 4 Libra.

    I know all kinds of other, complicated transits and effects (eclipses, etc.) are going on in all these charts natally and presently, but it’s quite an effort for me to concentrate just on transiting Pluto and the Capricorn and Cancer stuff in the other charts you’ve presented. So, I’ll have to confine myself to just the Capricorn-Cancer set-ups and transits.

    My question, which you no doubt anticipated very early on in my comment: What impact do you think transiting Pluto is going to have as it casts its mighty powers across those charts? Will it leave us with our Constitution in ashes, or is there a possibility that our Constitution will rise Phoenix-like from the threat set in motion in 1886?

    Many, many thanks for all you do, Claudia. You’re the best.


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