The outcome was inevitable.
When U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell announced he would make no further attempts to bring legislation aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to the Senate floor opponents of the legislation breathed a huge sigh of relief.
Since the 2016 Presidential election McConnell’s Republican Party allies had made 60 hotly-contested attempts to repeal and replace the increasingly popular Obamacare legislation, which became the law of the land on March 23, 2010. In 2017 the House passed a bill to repeal the legislation, but the Republican margin in the Senate was slim and McConnell failed to come up with a plan that succeeded in getting every member of his caucus on board.
“When Republicans lost their majority in the House in the 2018 midterm elections they also lost control over the way the Obamacare legislation will progress in the foreseeable future,” says financial astrologer Grace M. Morris, MA.
Morris is Editor of the Astro Economics Stock Market newsletter and Business Editor for the Astrology News Service (ANS) online news magazine. When repeal and replace became the Republican mantra following the 2016 Presidential election she repeatedly predicted (in her stock market newsletter) that former President Barack Obama’s legacy legislation will outlast his detractors.
There were some close calls. The legislation intended to make medical insurance more affordable for all Americans, including those with pre-existing conditions, was one dramatic thumbs-down vote away from being repealed in the Senate.
That’s when ailing Arizona Senator John McCain joined two other Republican holdout s, Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R- AK), to contrarily vote against the legislation that would have scrapped the Obamacare program. With the world looking on, Sen. McCain made his dramatic thumbs-down gesture on the Senate floor.
At the time Republicans held a slim 51-49 seat advantage in the Senate. So the last minute defections were enough to assure defeat for the repeal and replace push.
Morris says her prediction regarding the ultimate futility of legislative efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare was based not on political calculations but on planetary transits involving planets Uranus and Pluto. Yes, that’s right; most astrologers in the Western world still believe planet Pluto is a powerfully active force in human affairs.
When the Affordable Care Act ACA was enacted into law in March 2010, Uranus and Pluto were aligned in the stressful 90 degree aspect astrologers call a “square.” Morris points out that a similar pattern prevailed when the pros and cons of the Social Security Act were being contentiously debated before being enacted into law in 1935.
The two planets were conjoined (occupying the same degree) in the astrological sign of Virgo when Medicare became law in 1965.
According to Morris, Uranus represents revolutionary change and Pluto a paradigm shift in the culture. Neither of the planets is a great proponent of the status quo, so their dramatic and consequential participation in game-changing social legislation is not surprising.
“Astrology is the study of cycles and repeating patterns. For astrologers, how specific astrological aspects aligned in the past can provide important clues regarding how related events will be impacted as part of a repeating pattern,” she said.