It’s far more likely the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be repaired rather than replaced, Chicago-area astrologer Grace M. Morris, MA, writes in the current edition of her Astro Economics Stock Market newsletter.
Since it became the law of the land on March 23, 2010 Morris has repeatedly predicted that the ACA, a.k.a. Obamacare, is here to stay.
“Although President Donald Trump may not be ready to abandon all hope, the legislation aimed at repealing and replacing Obamacare is currently on life support and not expected to survive in a format that will leave millions of Americans without health insurance,” Morris said.
She says her thoughts on the ACA’s survivability prospects consider an auspicious planetary pattern that was starting to form in the heavens when Congress first approved the legislation more than seven years ago. Involved in this planetary picture were the planets Uranus and Pluto, which were starting to align in the stressful 90 degree aspect astrologers call a “square.”
A similar planetary picture was taking shape during the 1930s, when the pros and cons of the Social Security Act were being hotly debated for months on end before being signed into law in 1935. And the planets were conjoined (occupying the same degree) in the astrological sign of Virgo, another powerful aspect, when Medicare became law in 1965.
“Uranus represents change and Pluto a paradigm shift in the culture. Neither are great proponents of the status quo,” Morris explains.
She says astrological author, historian and educator Richard Tarnas, PhD, notes that the Uranus-Pluto conjunction of the 1960s and early 1970s coincided with “a volcanic eruption of revolutionary and emancipatory impulses, accelerated historical change, social and political turmoil, and heightened creativity and innovation in all spheres of human activity.”
Tarnas points out that the 1960 –72 period brought an overwhelming and often violent collective drive to make the world radically new. Among the more obvious movements were the worldwide anti-colonial independence movements, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the civil rights and black power movements in the U.S. and South Africa, the sexual revolution, feminism and the woman’s movement, the empowerment of youth and the counterculture, the student and antiwar movements, the gay liberation movement, the space race and computer revolution, the psychedelic revolution, and the creative revolutions in virtually all the arts and sciences.
“There was scarcely any field of human experience that did not undergo rapid and radical change during that era, a decisive shift that has continued to shape the subsequent decades up to the present moment,” he said.
Like everything else, the political scene in America continues to be buffeted by the winds of change and the resistance this inspires. The push-back against ACA has been especially demonstrative but not entirely unlike earlier periods when legislators in the nation’s capitol have wrangled over the desirability of social programs and what their impact on the federal budget might be.
Social Security and Medicare both managed to endure despite – and possibly because of – volatile Uranus-Pluto aspects forming in the heavens. It would not be surprising if the ACA is able to pull this off as well, Morris believes.