The Daily in Portland, Oregon 10-02-17
This week we arrive in Oregon travelling 2600 miles from Gulfport, Mississippi. For me, this takes on a rather amusing personal aspect, as my friend, Basketball Coach Mike Phelps, just arrived in Buffalo from Portland traversing the same distance but this time across the country in the opposite direction.
Highlights from the Chart
Last week Oregon was the first state to announce free public abortions to anyone who comes: you do not have to be an Oregonian, just a visitor, to take advantage of this benefit. This shows up in the chart with a Basket Aspect created from Jupiter (excess in the Tenth House of Governance) to Saturn (purgative measures in the Eleventh) to the Moon (women’s issues in the Second House with the State Treasury underwriting this bill ) and finally aspecting Uranus (a pioneering idea in the Third House of communications).
Our Locomotive Temperament Type is now too dispersed as it spans from the Eighth to Third house resulting in a missing trine so our Daily Chart (what we call this essay when no dice are thrown) has become a typical See-saw.
See-saws are the most common of all temperament types and this one, the two parts are both rather dispersed as the public, not only in Oregon but the Country at large, questions this monetary outlay (it cannot be a Splash as it has too many conjunctions). It is not only the Oregonian beneficence that is problematic, it is also the White House’s munificence towards the Hurricane Victims of Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas that has everyone up in arms.
The Puerto Rico Issue
Many in the media feel that Trump has not done enough for the Commonwealth, forgetting that PR is not a state but a territory. While they did vote for statehood several times, three times the electorate at large knocked it back (1967, 1993 and 1998); and at the fourth election it got voter approval but it died in San Juan. How and why is unknown, at least to us, we can find nothing on it, and at some point, this is probably something to further investigate, astrologically.
The Fourth Estate in the meantime is unhappy with Trump and his financial largesse, but Bloomberg News has reported that Trump has done more than most past Presidents for Puerto Rico. Unfortunately a quick search on most of the major search venues (Google, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo) shows that that message is being pretty much ignored because everyone always wants more from Uncle Sugar (the candy man himself, jovial Jupiter is sitting right next to the Midheaven.)
Alas, generous Jupiter is under attack from that wild-man Uranus in the Third House, right on the Fourth House Cusp, suggesting that Americans as a whole are not as fond of handing out their savings to everyone (the Seventh House) who asks, but instead (with a point focus of a rather intense Ceres) want some accountability for the bill.
Whoa…..doesn’t that sound like Grinch? Possibly so, but on the personal level if you are getting hit by every telemarketer or non-profit for donations, as I am these days, you may just understand the conundrum the USA is in, particularly as Iris and Harvey have not yet tallied their damage and while that maybe outrageous and debatable, at least they are family.
But the Talking Heads just do not stop. They will keep banging the drum demanding and whining for more and while they are quite incessant ( Sun and Mercury in the Ninth House.) While they are getting some constructive squaring from the Twelfth House of Limitations, they are also getting friendly cooperation from our treaties in the Seventh. But while the Press will squawk and screech the bottom of the Chart or the other part of the see-saw , has few connections to them so John Q. Public will ignore them for now & instead enjoy the autumnal lull before we hit the holiday frenzy.
P.S. Our header shot is of Portland and Mount Hood on a good day.
Next Stop…the Oregonian capital.