First things first.
In a hard aspect to Pluto, it is less likely (he said diplomatically) that Venus will manifest in a happy, harmonized state. These generally represent circumstances that are unpopular, unfair, and often unresolved between those involved. The current alignment is the progressed Venus inAries squaring Pluto in Capricorn, but the alignment has occurred before, and we can draw clues from what history has to say about these times and superimpose them on what is happening now.
The last time this alignment occurred was when the progressed Venus was moving throughLibra and squared Pluto in Capricorn. The two dates were exact on October 8th, 1867 and again on January 11, 1869.
Would you believe that one of the presidents generally ranked towards the bottom of presidential lists amongst historians was in office?
No, it wasn’t ‘W’.
Say hello to Andrew Johnson.
The first American president to be impeached, he was acquitted in the Senate by just one vote. Coming to power at the end of the Civil War, he was thrust into the national spotlight by Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. As Lincoln’s Vice President, Johnson was the next in line for the presidency and finished Lincoln’s term, but was not able to be reelected in his own right. His political hurtle, was not an easy one. He had the Reconstruction of the nation he had to stitch back together after the bitter animosity of a hard fought war.
He was a one term president.
Johnson was a maverick from the get-go. As governor of Tennessee, he was the only sitting senator from a Confederate state who did not resign his seat upon learning of his state’s secession. After the war when Southern states were slowly being reintegrated into Congress, many of the same elected politicians who had been in office before the war were voted by Southerners back into office. These ‘newly’ elected officials passed Black Codes to deprive former slaves many of their hard won civil liberties. Congressional Republicans advanced legislation to overrule Southern actions, but Johnson vetoed their bills and, in return, Congressional Republicans overrode his vetoes, setting a pattern for the remainder of his presidency. One of Johnson’s greatest political impediments in working with Congress was that he opposed the Fourteenth Amendment which gave citizenship to former slaves.
On February 22, 1866 (Washington’s Birthday), Johnson gave an impromptu speech to supporters accusing his opponents (among other things) of plotting his assassination.
“Republicans viewed the address as a declaration of war… while one Democratic ally estimated Johnson’s speech cost the party 200,000 votes in the 1866 congressional midterm elections.”
“Although strongly urged by Moderates to sign the Civil Rights Bill, Johnson broke decisively with them by vetoing it on March 17. In his veto message, he objected to the measure because it conferred citizenship on the freedmen at a time when 11 out of 36 states were unrepresented in the Congress, and that it discriminated in favor of African Americans and against whites. Within three weeks, Congress had overridden his veto, the first time that had been done on a major bill in American history. The veto of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, often seen as a key mistake of Johnson’s presidency, convinced Moderates there was no hope of working with him. Historian Eric Foner in his volume on Reconstruction views it as “the most disastrous miscalculation of his political career.” According to Stewart, the veto was “for many his defining blunder, setting a tone of perpetual confrontation with Congress that prevailed for the rest of his presidency.”
“Efforts to compromise failed, and a political war ensued between the united Republicans on one side, and on the other, Johnson and his allies in the Democratic Party.”
(Italics mine.) -Wiki
But there were other manifestations to this Venus Pluto square.
Can you say, “peace treaty?”
There were two treaties that stand out and were signed under the window we’re examining. The first was the Medicine Lodge Treaty (Oct 21 & 28, 1867), and The Treaty of Fort Laramie, aka The Sioux Treaty of 1868 (Apr 29, 1868). To repeat, the first Venus Pluto square of this series was exact on October 8, 1867, the second in January 11, 1869. Observation suggests the effects build into these exact astronomical (mathematical) dates.
Here’s some background on the influence of the Medicine Lodge Treaty.
“With the treaties signed on October 21 and 28, 1867 the old idea of a giant continuous Great Plains reservation was abandoned forever and replaced with a new system in which the Plains Tribes were required to relocate to a clearly bounded reservation in Western Oklahoma. Any tribal member living outside of the reservation would thereafter be in violation of the treaty, and the US would be justified in using whatever means necessary to force them onto the reservation. Likewise, the new policy of “civilizing the tribes” meant that the US would no longer allow the Indians to preserve their traditional ways, but would instead use schools and agricultural education programs to try and eradicate the old customs and assimilate Indians into white culture.”
And from the Treaty of Fort Laramie…
“Repeated violations of the otherwise exclusive rights to the land by gold prospectors led to the Black Hills War. Migrant workers seeking gold had crossed the reservation borders in violation of the treaty. Indians had attacked these gold prospectors and war ensued. The US government seized the Black Hills land in 1877. It later broke up the Great Sioux Reservation into several reduced reservations.”
So let’s see now; in the 19th century under this alignment we have one very unpopular president who struggled with Congress and two peace treaties that weren’t worth the paper they were printed on. Do the Cherokee now have the territory promised them in Oklahoma following the Trail of Tears? As the aspect reoccurs, whose territory is it if the oil pipeline is allowed to run through the Lakota reservations in spite of the protests of the entire, collective Native American tribes? The aspiration of Venus is to have peace, fairness and everyone being treated equally before the scales of justice. But under a hard aspect it will not be what you see when this alignment occurs.
It can also represent a hard fought justice being won.
But you know it don’t come easy.