If you have been following the news recently, more facts are emerging pointing to a very bad return on the dollars being spent on health-care in this country. I don’t consider myself anything close to an expert in Mundane Astrology but this does look like Pluto in Capricorn at work, aided by the exact trine from Saturn in Virgo. One of the more interesting statements I heard from one of those talking head doctors on the news was Americans may have to re-prioritize where health-care dollars are spent. It seems the most money is going to cover the costs of the last year of life! Yikes!
Pluto is noted for his penchant for unearthing unpalatable facts and in Capricorn it’s very likely going to be upper management in the hot seat. Saturn in Virgo opened the door to a closer look at how we maintain our health as opposed to slapping band-aids on gaping wounds. With these two planets currently exactly trine while Saturn slows to go direct May 3, it’s no surprise the need to completely redo the health-care system is being exposed. Pluto is representing the infrastructure and Saturn the people who do the work.
Capricorn and Virgo together are also great for auditing existing spending practices and ruthlessly implementing more efficient and less expensive ones (well, maybe it’s Pluto that’s the ruthless one). When the US falls behind Cuba with higher infant mortality rates and falls well behind most of the other industrialized nations in life expectancy while spending trillions, it’s pretty much a no-brainer the system is beyond broken and has been for some time . . .
For those of us, myself included, who have either no health insurance or the most basic major medical, our best option is to heed Saturn in Virgo’s message to tend to our own diet and exercise routines. Right now the Pluto/Saturn trine is offering to help us. When Saturn moves into Libra at the end of October 2009 promptly squaring Pluto [just before election day in November, hmmn], the gloves come off and there’s a very good chance it’s not going to be pretty.
Time to eat our veggies and go for walkies!!!
For those who enjoy reading more about synastry, I just posted on the The Second House in Synastry: Follow the $$. Writing about the chart wheel in synastry was an “ah ha” moment [with overtones of “well, duh” . . .]
This is the same photo as I used on the Sexual Tension and a Bit of Drama post over on Real Astrologers but here it’s possible to click on the image and view the larger version! Then it’s much easier to see the hawk wheeling through the sky . . . 🙂