Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning's Prison Sentence

U.S. President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents. The White House says Manning is one of 209 inmates whose sentences Obama is shortening. Manning is more than six years into a 35-year sentence for leaking classified government and military documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Her sentence is now set to expire May 17. She was known as Bradley Manning at the time of her 2010 arrest and attempted suicide twice last year. Chase Strangio, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union's LGBT Project who has been representing Manning, said he was "relieved and thankful" that the president commuted the decades-long sentence. Jan.17 http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46254.htm

A chart for the Last Quarter Moon phase of Jan. 19 drawn for Washington, DC  has the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square straddling the meridian axis. The  cardinal T-square between Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto is the biggest astrological influence through the first three-quarters of '17. Jupiter which is traveling through the zodiac zone between Uranus-Pluto is essentially serving  as an emissary that's reconnecting Uranus and Pluto and reviving the energy of their square.

Uranus-Pluto represent the archetypal clash: courageous/warrior-like actions of individuals on behalf of the people's liberties (Uranus in Aries) vs. an intensification/consolidation of power by institutional structures facing threats to their authority (Pluto in Capricorn).

The participation of a third planetary player-Jupiter in Libra is adding a distinct voice to the ongoing discussion between Uranus and Pluto. Jupiter in Libra holds the promise of enhancing our capacity to  advocate for fairness over domination. Some keyphrases for Jupiter-Uranus provided by Martha Wescott are relevant in the present context:

Jupiter-Uranus: to experience a release from tension and to feel fortunate due to a change or sudden event; a shift in attitudes.

All of this certainly applies to Chelsea Manning. Shown here is her horoscope [1] in the draconic zodiac. Notice that the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square straddles her natal Sun-Uranus square. More specifically with natal Uranus in the 12th house, the Jupiter action is referring to fortunate release from imprisonment.

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