There is a very odd thing going on in the United States these days. The Americans are massively protesting against Donald Trump, the President that they themselves elected just a couple of months ago! They are marching all over the country, shouting some diminishing and degrading slogans against their head of State - and even publicly swearing at him (i.e. Madonna's case). Apparently the Americans have "demonized" their own president - before him taking office! To a neutral, European observer like me that seems to be a strange, abnormal occurrence...
I was struck lately by some pictures like the one you see above, portraying president Trump as an ugly, obese pig! I am personally appalled by this specific picture but at the same time I realize that many Americans actually like it, they take some pleasure out of it! Since I have studied some psychology I wonder why people take pleasure out of such an appalling and degrading picture? And then I remembered what I had been taught in the psychology classes I attended, that there is a deep-seated psychological mechanism in our souls called "projection".
In my "non-expert" qualifiedness, I would define "projection" as "a defence psychological mechanism through which we are attributing to somebody else/others unwanted traits of our own self"! Furthermore, there is a collective kind of projection as well, where many individuals are projecting disparate unwanted traits of themselves upon a specific individual, a specific ethnic or religious minority etc.
In other words, the more unwanted traits, shortcomings, "sins" you harbour in yourself the more you feel the need to project those "bad traits" of yours upon somebody else (be it the Jews, Putin, Trump, it doesn't actually matter that much). And if you join other people attuned to that very same need of yours then you might start marching with them, protesting loudly - and that turns out to be a "cathartic", therapeutic experience to you!
Don't get me wrong here, I am not "en masse" accusing the protesters nor am I on Trump's payroll. I didn't vote republican, I am not an American citizen, I don't even like the guy. I am trying though to see the whole picture and make some (astrological) sense out of what I perceive as a rather absurd and irrational situation. Because to me it is like America has snapped in front of my eyes and turned against its own self! I have never witnessed that in such a colossal scale (and I see certain similarities between this current situation and the Civil War period)...
As we saw before, demonizing the others has its perks, because it makes you feel better deep in your soul! And when you do that on a collective level you are summoning - astrologically speaking - Pluto! Because all this massive projection and "shadow dancing" is bearing some typically Plutonian hallmarks! So, something must be going on with Pluto in America's "National Horoscope"! And guess what, it actually is!
You might be familiar with the chart you see below. It is the famous "Sibly" National Horoscope of the United States of America.
As you probably know - and as you can see above - America is ruled by the sign of Cancer - its natal Sun being in that specific sign. In "Mundane Astrology" (the Astrology of Nations) the Sun is traditionally representing the "Head of the State"! Henceforth Donald Trump in our case! USA's natal Sun is located at the 14th degree of Cancer and as you might have already heard, transiting Pluto is currently opposing for the first time ever in the history of the USA their natal Sun! That's a big event! And since Pluto is representing the masses, the collective "shadow" (and the "irrational" as well) it's no surprise that that the masses are turning now against their own president!
When Pluto is strongly aspecting the Sun of a country it is affecting its very core identity. It's not by chance that the American society has been permeated lately by an "end of the times", "dying" sensation, as Pluto has been opposing the country's natal Sun! And in a certain sense the old America has been moribund for a long time now. The very American population is somehow altered as the Hispanic-Asian-afroamerican citizens are about to outnumber the traditional Anglo-European ones. That's a huge transformation to a society! Additionally, the USA are not considered anymore the undisputed financial superpower they once were, as China is about to become the most powerful country in the world. Industries are transported abroad, people are left without jobs, the middle class is ever more fading!
As we know, Pluto is instigating fear, suspicion and irrationality to the people (when adversely aspecting their country's natal Sun)! And irrationality is wide spread now in the USA, as many people are claiming that the Russians rigged the elections (how did they do that? Do they possess some alien device with which they can influence the mind of the people? And how they managed then to influence just the half of the American population? Can you see the irrationality of it?)
All in all, Pluto has been opposing the natal Sun of the USA for (at least) the last seven years! And it almost perfectly opposed (due to its retrogradation) the USA's Sun just before the recent presidential elections. There are some other factors that contributed to the current strange political situation as well: the USA's progressed Moon (representing the American people) is located now in the USA's 12th House, a sector representing the concept of "process dissolving", "the End" of a major cycle, the sadness, indisposition, impoverishment and confusion of the people!
Furthermore, the aforementioned progressed Moon is currently squaring the USA's progressed Sun (and this particular configuration has been impressively enacted in the last few days with the massive women's marches (the Moon) against their Head of State (the Sun)! Transiting Neptune is also conjuncting the progressed USA's Sun, exacerbating the disillusionment, dissatisfaction and despair of the people!
Too much Pluto, too much Neptune, things are not what they seem to be! People cannot discern fiction from fact (blame it on the recent Saturn - Neptune square too), they are acting irrationally and out of fear and ultimately they are easily manipulated and deceived! Not to mention that we are now under the auspices of the historical Uranus - Eris conjunction. Meaning that "expiatory goats" are urgently needed for the collective to dispose of its own "sins" and burdens. A paradoxical Taoist/Quantistic spirit is prevailing in the global political scene, polarities are blurred and it is ever harder to say which is "good" and which is "bad"! Under the present "Zeitgeist" what we call "the good politician" might easily turn to be the bad one - and the other way around. Different as they might seem the two of them, they are pretty much the same!
Copyright: Thomas D. Gazis