November 23, 1842.
June 7th, 2015.
In our previous examination for this year for the United States, we focused on transiting Pluto setting off the natal Sun Saturn square in the US chart. These are strong alignments. The Sun is one of the ‘big three’ of Sun, Moon and Ascendant. Whenever any of these are triggered in a natal chart, the energies are highly focused and very personal. In this alignment, both the Sun and Saturn are pointing their celestial fingers at the president and government, and now we look at yet one more indicator (there are many to choose from).
On June 7th, 2015, progressed Saturn in Scorpio will inconjunct our progressed Vesta in Gemini. By looking back to November 23rd, 1842, we find that the progressed Saturn was inconjuncting the natal Vesta, and from this, we should be able to gain some celestial clues as to what these themes were all about.
Just as before, Saturn deals with the president, the government and our administrative organization. With Saturn involved in a hard aspect, the government is having a hard time. It’s slow going, difficult and frustrating. Because Vesta is in Gemini, whatever these themes are should be being squeezed out by the media. It’s being talked about. With Saturn in Scorpio, these could represent governmental secrets that are coming to the surface, with all of the mold and mildew that such things generally collect.
During the first past, the country was dealing (or attempting to deal) with the abolition issue. There was an effort to maintain a balance in the legislature between the free states and the slave states. Our 9th president, William Henry Harrison, came down on the free state side. In order that he might secure the presidential ticket, John Tyler from Virginia (image above) was selected to help draw the southern vote. He was, as they called it, a states right advocate. When Harrison died a month after his election, Tyler was thrust into the limelight as President.
Tyler was the first individual to succeed to the presidency from the vice presidential position. He was eventually disowned by both parties and there was an attempt to impeach him. He was a strict constructionist, and found much of the Whig (the political party of it’s day) platform unconstitutional, vetoing many of his own party’s bills. Most of his cabinet resigned soon into his term, and the Whigs, dubbing him ‘His Accidency”, expelled him from the party. He was stalemated on domestic policy, but was able to push through several foreign-policy achievements.
Naturally, we are looking for connections here between Tyler, the Whigs and Congress. With Saturn being squared by transiting Pluto in Capricorn, and progressed Saturn inconjuncting the US Vesta through the month of May, there may be much that is about to be exposed as hidden themes come to light.