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NOVEMBER 2005   

Mexico's Destiny

Neptune turned direct on October 26, and we see things which were built on illusion crumbling, namely, the story of the Iraq War.

When Neptune made that turn, it began its third and last push through the middle degrees of Aquarius. Those middle degrees of a sign gather power, somewhat like a full moon. Those middle degrees are the crux of a transit.

Well, you might guess the timing. Neptune began traversing the middle degrees of Aquarius in March of 2003! And it will be finished with those degrees by January 2007, although one stage occurs in March 2006.

Neptune does have to do with propaganda, spreading illusions. This is particularly true in the U.S. chart, for Neptune is in the 9th house of propaganda, politics, and foreign adventures.

Right now Pluto is squaring that Neptune, bringing its reality to the fore. Those are slow-moving planets, and this is the first time in U.S. history that this first square has occurred. The conjunction which set this square in motion occurred in that violent and rebellious year of 1968. That means that the energy of that conjunction, of that time, is now breaking through into society.

This is what many of us have been waiting for.
Yesterday, November 1, we had an appropriate historical event in the Senate, a closed-door session called by Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, calling for a real Congressional investigation of the lies surrounding the Iraq War.

But the planets do work together, and coincidences are associated with events. Yesterday Juno turned retrograde, just about the time the Senate closed its doors.

As it turned, Juno conjoined the U.S. Mars which, at 22 Gemini, squares the U.S. Neptune. Gemini is the sign of the Twins, and I have often thought of the U.S. Mars as referring to the two-party system in the U.S. Indeed, the Mars-Neptune square defines politics in the U.S.—full of idealism, illusion, denial, deception, and argument. A real challenge!

Pluto, then, is opposing Juno and the U.S. Mars at this time. Showdown time. Time to be real. Juno is associated with relationships, and with abuse.

So in steps Harry Reid, and says, “Enough. We are fed up with stonewalling and obfuscating. We want a real investigation, and we want it now.”

Harry Reid’s natal Neptune conjoins that of the U.S. Senator Reid can truly be the Democrats’ point man, as Pluto now squaring his own Neptune infuses it with power. He was born on December 2, 1939 in Searchlight, Nevada, a propitious birthplace.

Last night we also had an extraordinarily powerful New Moon in Scorpio, time for rebirth. The Senate session occurred just at the end of the old moon, which is the most visionary time of the month.

Indeed, evolution has its program. And it is much more universal than any of us can begin to imagine. Let us trust the Great Spirit.