Our research team at Planet Waves continues to track news about the virus and the resulting diversity of crises. If you’re watching television, you will get one vision of things. If you’re reading, especially scientific sources, you will get another. You can track our Covid19 News log at this link.
Here is the long view. The United States has until Dec. 21 to get its act together, by which I mean decide what kind of society we want to be. That is the day of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius. Jupiter-Saturn is the answer to the Saturn-Pluto conjunction of Jan. 12, which is still reverberating into the world.
Now, at the Pluto return, this structure, this notion of equal branches, is getting a stress test. We are seeing just how eroded it has become. We are paying the price for having neglected important separation of power provisions — such as forgetting that Congress alone has the authority to wage war, and relegating this to the Executive.