The U.S. elections draw nigh, please vote your heart, your wisdom, your conscious, your vision for the future direction of the United States. Bonus: the Universe has your back for this election. On Monday, the Scorpio Sun sextiles Pluto in Capricorn, a creative energy that intends power to be used for the good of all, and brings transformations to the powers that be. On Election Day, Mars enters Aquarius, where the ego-centered energy finds strength in group cooperation. The Moon is also in Aquarius for the election, making these large collective connections heartfelt. Curious what other astrologers say? A panel of international astrologers predicts a Hillary Clinton win (more astro energy for the week below).
We’re all in this together, and I think we live in a GREAT country! Even though this election has shown a deep divide between peoples’ ideologies, we basically all want the same thing: respect, love, friendship, safety for our family and children, an opportunity to make a living, freedom. Let’s be grateful for what is awesome about the United States, and (if you haven’t already done so) vote to uphold our freedoms that Americans have fought and died to defend. Our Bill of Rights (Amendments 1-10) includes protecting religious freedom, free speech, and free press; the right to public trials; the right of the people to be secure in their persons (that means no pussy-grabbing cough Donald cough because that’s Common Law Battery); and the reason Hillary is making history – The 19th Amendment, the right of all citizens of the United States to vote and participate in our political process!
The 19th Amendment
Geraldine “Jerry” Emmett, a 102-year-old woman who was born before women could vote cast an early ballot Tuesday for who she hopes will be the first female president. “It was the greatest thrill of my life; I just wish my mother and dad could see all of this,” Jerry told Tucson News Now after submitting her vote for Hillary Clinton. As a child, Jerry remembers how proud she was watching her mother vote for the first time after the 19th Amendment was ratified.
The women’s rights movement began to get recognition during the abolition movement of the 1830’s, when women had opportunities to speak, write, and organize on behalf of slaves. From 1848 to 1920, thousands of women in the United States fought for the same civil and political status as men, including the right to vote, and equal access to education and employment. In 1872, Susan B. Anthony led a group of women demanding to be registered and vote in Rochester, New York. All 16 were arrested, but only Susan B. would be tried for violating the 14th Amendment, which guaranteed “the right to vote…to any of the male inhabitants” of the United States over 21 years of age. After a hard-fought series of votes in the U.S. Congress and state legislatures, the 19th Amendment became part of the U.S. Constitution on August 26, 1920 ~ “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”
I’m With Her
There are lots of articles written about why Hillary will make a good POTUS, and while no presidential candidate is ever going to be perfect, here’s why #ImWithHer: she’s experienced, highly qualified, intelligent, strong, understands diversity, and she has continually helped women and children her entire career. I really hope to see her as our 45th Commander In Chief, and it looks like the Universe is saying it’s time for a woman Prez.
In the stars, the Moon will be in Aquarius Monday and most of Tuesday, Election Day. It’s like a “high tide” in the emotions of group activities. Nice time for reaching out to friends and others with shared interests. The transformative energies of the Sun sextile Pluto will be in the air a few days before and after the election. Personal expression aligns with collective structures, bringing power to the people. On the 8th, Mars enters Aquarius, where it will stay until the Winter Solstice. This is prime time for merging your personal ambitions with those of society, and humanity as a whole.
Later in the week, Venus enters Capricorn, bringing harmony with co-workers and opening up business opportunities. Over the weekend, Mercury moves into Sagittarius, and stays for the rest of November. Minds will be more open, conversations will be upbeat, and issues will be easier to resolve. This is also an excellent time for travelling, short and far distances, and even journeys into the center of the mind ~ any pursuit that broadens your knowledge and experience of how the many essential parts create the whole enchilada. The Full Moon in Taurus is on Monday the 14th, but you’ll be feeling it all weekend! It’s being dubbed a super-dupermoon, and it’s the nearest a full moon has come to Earth on its elliptical orbit since January 26, 1948 (just days before the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi). Full moons always heighten emotions, and this one will have us feeling amped, yet Taurus will bring a grounding vibe to it. To help anchor yourself, buy a bouquet of flowers, take a bubble bath, eat tasty food, and enjoy some hugs from your favorite person or pet. We’ve come a long way, baby, and we deserve a break!
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