Si se puede

This past week has seen a focus on immigration issues, thanks to Arizona’s controversial new law. There are a couple of different astrological perspectives on this legislation. Click here for article from the Associated Press.

The timing of the law, and the reaction to it, clearly echos the Saturn-Uranus opposition on Monday the 26th. Saturn-Uranus is all about the revolutionary and rebellious in contrast to the traditional and conservative. On one level, this pits the protesters (Uranus) against the law (Saturn), while on another level it sets Arizona (Uranus) against the country as a whole (Saturn). Mostly the former, as I see it.

No matter which way you look at it, however, immigration steps in to take over where health care has apparently left off as an issue. Saturn is in Virgo, and is recalling the days of the Civil Rights and Women’s Movements (among others), back in the 1960s when Uranus and Pluto sailed through that sign.

We are also approaching the Jupiter-Saturn opposition in late May. This is a smaller cycle, which began back in 2000. At that time, you may recall, President Bush was considering immigration reform. After 9/11, the issue was obviously put on the back burner, both as a priority and because of growing suspicion of immigrants.

The opposition of any cycle is the peak, when there tends to be a realization of what the issues really are. It is at that point that the pendulum often begins swinging in the opposite direction. If that is the case, then we should see the Arizona law as provoking a change which runs counter to the law itself.

But with Saturn, Uranus and Pluto making aspects to each other for the next few years, it is doubtful that things will work out so smoothly or obviously. There are even deeper issues in the body politic, and immigration is - in a sense - just one way in which we are debating where we are going.