I know you’re all dying to know what astro-babble The Sweetpea has been contemplating about Stupor Tuesday. We had a work slump yesterday once I finished a ton of copy for Hong Kong, so I’ve been pouring over the charts to see if I can give some predictions that we can compare to what really happens.
I have a major dilemma in what I’m seeing and this happens sometimes when looking at public figures. There’s so much press on Hillary, for example, that I can kind of see what was happening to her in public at various times. For Stupor Tuesday, she has a combination of hugely nasty transits, some of which she also had back in April 2007 (transiting Neptune opposing natal Saturn and squaring natal Mercury). When “regular joes” have this transit, they typically feel like they’ve fucked up their lives in a major way and can’t see how. Now, if we go back in the Google archives to what was happening back then, we see headlines like:
1) She breaks records fundraising, but Obama nearly matches.
2) She tries to get the legislative branches to repeal the act that allowed Bush to take troops into Iraq and fails.
3) She loses major Bill Clinton fundraisers.
4) Corruption rumors plague her from the right.
5) An unauthorized biography is announced for publication in June 2007.
6) She performs well in a Democratic debate.
7) She thanks a coach for standing up to Imus.
If we take the press’ skewed view at face value, it’s not that bad. On balance it’s not any more difficult a month than any other she’s had except for the last two, although there are certainly murmurs of what was to come now with Obama’s rivalry. But if this was someone I didn’t know and had no records of, I’d say, ” You’re going to have a profoundly disappointing day with major, rapid changes in close relationships. You might even meet someone special with whom you fall in love, but your judgment is severely impaired, so, like, DON’T.” To Hillary’s credit, if she’s actually feeling major disappointment and fuckedupedness, she obviously tries to do something about it.
As for Obama, things also look a bit disappointing, but not nearly so. Boy has a bit of Broken Heart Syndrome, in fact (progressed Moon opposite natal Venus) feeling all restrained and stuff in his career (transiting Saturn conjunct natal Pluto in the 10th House). However, he also has this rapid changes in relationships (transiting Uranus trine his ASC), but with the world in general, not just the people close to him. Also, Mercury is going to be Rx then, which affects Hillary a lot more than Obama.
So, the only thing I can conclude is that Stupor Tuesday ain’t gonna settle things they way everyone would like.
Incidentally, as soon as I finished The Damned Proposal and this bit of freelancing for the ad agency, I’m going to contact the IIG and try to set up some kind of formal test, if there’s one we can agree upon. Since a kind skeptic friend assures me that these guys are friendly, I’m happy to do something with them. It’s a great opportunity for me, too, because I’ll get to do the sort of experimentation I’ve always wanted to do. The thing that bothers me about the Randi Challenge is that it’s so incredibly hostile that it clearly lacks objectivity. And it also looks like you’re just in it for the money. Like everyone, I care about money, but I’d do something with the IIG even if they didn’t offer any money. In fact, the same skeptic friend gave me the names of two other objective groups, but it turned out they all closed down their investigative programs. This makes whatever the IIG is doing even more important.