THE POLITICAL REALITY SHOW (PART 2)

Lots of water has passed under the bridge since my last blog on this subject (May 26)!  After a much-needed vacation from the continuous bombardment of dramatic developments, I'm finally inspired to pick up the thread and take a look at the direction things are heading.  Since the firing of FBI Director James Comey on May 9, the script of this political reality show has gotten increasingly shocking & unbelievable, day by day.

In a previous blog regarding this issue, Uranus Strikes Again, I wrote that once the North Lunar Node entered LEO on May 9, "there will be lots of drama as this new 18-month cycle unfolds.  It will likely shed light on things that have been hidden behind the scenes during the North Node's previous transit through VIRGO.  The Sun's trine to Pluto — also on May 9 — suggests that this issue isn't going away and that this incident is only the beginning of something big. . ."

And that certainly seems to be the case!  One week later, special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to investigate the Russian interference in the 2016 elections, as well as its possible collusion with the Trump campaign.  The investigation is now looking into possible obstruction of justice by Trump, and has recently expanded to include Trump, his family and his associates' web of financial ties to Russia.   This seems to have more potential for prosecution than the murkier concerns about collusion and obstruction. He would've been better off to have left Comey alone!

Mueller — a Leo — was destined to be in the spotlight during this LEO solar month.  His 73rd birthday is on August 7, the same day as the upcoming Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in LEO/AQUARIUS.  Two days ago, Mueller took a serious step forward in his investigation by impaneling a grand jury in Washington, DC. with the power to subpoena banks for financial information.   This action has placed him at the center of the cyclone — and more than ever, in Trump's crosshairs.

Totally obsessed, angry and frustrated, Trump has unleashed an all-out assault on this investigation –  calling it a "witch hunt" and "fake news", as well as lambasting Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russian probe.  Let's hope he doesn't do something radical (such as mixing it up even more with NorthKorea) to distract us from what's going on.  If Trump attempts to fire Mueller, there's no question that this move would backfire on him — just as his firing of Comey has done. Because he has been making loud noises about having him removed, Congress made it a point to set some bills in motion before its summer recess to prevent this from happening.  It has become a real cat and mouse game between the three branches of government: the White House, the Department of Justice and Congress!

Trump’s standing with the American people (and Republican congressional members) has seriously deteriorated since the firing of Comey in May.  The current perception of a decline in U.S. leadership abroad, a dead-in-the-water presidential agenda on the domestic front, and the failed Republican health-care bill has only added to his problems.  And his unhinged tweets are only creating more difficulties for him, as well as raising serious questions about his sanity. He appears to be his own worst enemy! A recent poll puts his current approval rating at 33% — the lowest ever for a new US President.  It's not surprising:  he's under some serious Saturn transits, a topic that I will cover in the next astro-blog. . .

It will be very interesting to see what develops as this dramatic & unpredictable Full Moon shines its light on this political reality show (and eclipses everything in its path).   Have an enlightening eclipse!

© 2017  Diane Elizabeth Clarke

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