Hercules battles the Hydra
The Trump Administration quietly issued an Executive Order (EO) last Thursday which allows for the freezing of US-housed assets belonging to foreign individuals or entities deemed "serious human rights abusers," along with government officials and executives of foreign corporations (current or former) found to have engaged in corruption - which includes the misappropriation of state assets, the expropriation of private assets for personal gain, and corruption related to government contracts or the extraction of natural resources. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-27/new-trump-executive-order-targets-lobbyists-clinton-linked-individuals-and-perhaps-u
The cardinal ingresses of planets are among the more important events in mundane astrology. In the last few days, Saturn, Sun and finally Venus have entered Capricorn. Of these the most important movement is that of Saturn into Capricorn. For the next three years, karmic Saturn will force a collective focus on the re-definition of morality, integrity, and personal honor. The scope of that collective focus will range widely.
But for understanding the news above, here we will look at the chart for the entry of the money planet Venus into Capricorn, drawn for Washington, DC. Notice the alignment of Kronos-Hades on the MC opposite Venus-Sun-Saturn on the IC. A simple interpretation of the combination is:
Saturn-Kronos-Hades-Venus: authorities (Saturn) promulgate laws (Kronos) that deal with financial corruption (Venus-Hades).
And resonating with a similar theme is the newly discovered dwarf planet Makemake  at Libra 5 on the Ascendant. Nick Fiorenza gives the following keyphrases for Makemake.
Makemake Key Phrases
- Interceding in the dramatic, manipulative and diversionary antics of old-paradigm world politics and big-business. Motive however may be function of one's soul-level maturity.
- Administration of natural resources, economics, finance and money.
- Leadership as protector and provider for the people.
- Heeding the signs of the times and that of the natural world.
- Creating environmental conditions supportive of a healthy, prosperous and abundant life for all souls.
Makemake's inspiration for Action & Opportunity for Growth
- Surrendering lower-order ego-drivin motives and standing in the wisdom gained from the sting of past experience.
- Strategic planning and enterprising action based from this wisdom for the greater well being of the people.
- Highly focused action for attainment of a specific goal, personal accomplishment or a position of authority.
In other words, if Trump is doing his job, in the future we will see more actions by the President to root out corruption. On the day he signed the executive order, transit Mars [7sc] was approaching a square to his radix Pluto [10le]. When positive, this energy has the driving force of the higher self that moves mountains from inspired passion based on a sense of duty, purpose, and necessity. Courage is differentiated from simple ego aggression by the fact that an integral concept is the motivating factor, not personal self-serving control.
Moreover, Trump’s radix Pluto is conjunct the stars of the many-headed Hydra and Draco, the greedy dragon often shown sitting on a pile of money. His radix Pluto is in a paran aspect to the star Kornephoros, beta Hercules. According to the legend, the second labor of Hercules was to kill the Lernean Hydra . From the murky waters of the swamps near a place called Lerna, the hydra would rise up and terrorize the countryside. A monstrous serpent with nine heads, the hydra attacked with poisonous venom. With some help, Hercules was finally able to find a way to kill the Hydra. What a beautiful metaphor for Trump battling the corruption of the Deep State!
Regular readers will be able to see this post as an unfoldment of the promise contained in “The Great American Eclipse” that fell on Trump’s Ascendant. In a previous post , I concluded with following extract:
“Putting the pieces together, the eclipse falling on Trump’s Ascendant can potentially release him from all the obstruction created by the Deep State so that the “Lion” can pursue new ways that others before him could not. We can only hope that he is enlightened enough to go in the right direction!”