Julius Caesar Crossing the Rubicon
Honestly, you wouldn’t think such an insignificant stream could change the course of history, would you?
Julius Caesar knew the significance of his actions, though. He knew that bringing his troops back home to Rome would be considered a challenge to the Republican ‘authorities’ in the Senate. But he decided to do it anyway, and a civil war ensued. After Caesar was made Dictator, the knives were out for him. He was assassinated just over 5 years later. Did he know it would end that way?
Can we not see a similar situation in the present time?
The timing of this chart was (again) chosen at random. And yet, the resulting inconjunct reminds us that nothing is accidental.
Pluto Inconjunct Midheaven
(Please remember that the text of any and all inconjuncts is the work of Robert Hand, as written in his book Planets in Youth: that’s why the words are directed at a very young person.)
You may have trouble with older people who try to teach you how to effectively take control of your life. Even while you are young, you may resent their control over you and resist everything they are trying to teach you. To a great extent, your path in life will be shaped by your early confrontations with authority figures. Your parents would be well advised to give you as much control as possible over your own affairs and as much self-determination as you can handle. They should not try to keep an extremely tight rein on you, for if they do, you will explode and become very difficult to handle. Also your self-esteem would be damaged. Your parents and teachers should be very straightforward with you, because if you feel that people are not being honest with you, you will not be honest with them. You are quite capable of acting behind people’s backs if you consider it necessary or if you feel that you never get your own way.
Another problem that can arise if you are not treated properly is that you may withdraw into yourself and become very secretive, as though you have something to hide even when you don’t. This can make people distrust you.
Your parents should discipline you in a straightforward manner, and when the punishment is completed, they should leave it at that. You should never be made to feel guilty or remorseful and have no opportunity to make amends for your wrongdoing. With this aspect, feelings of guilt can lead to serious psychological problems.
I know I’ve written about the parallels between the Roman Republic and the United States of America before. No doubt I will again. The links are so obvious.
An ‘innocent’ telephone call in July has brought us to the point of no return for modern democracy. This time, the Senate will stand by its ‘fearless’ leader. But will the country survive? I certainly hope so. I’m not so sure about Donald Trump.