Thursday, August 07, 2008
Detroit Mayor Eclipsed?
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was remanded in custody today after breaking his bond conditions.
I gave a brief discussion of the eclipse in relation to the election the other day. Many of the same principles apply in Detroit, the charts are very similar.
Kilpatrick has avoided dismissal from office, and jail, many times in the last few months. His affair with a colleague and allegations of corruption surfaced after the release of IM records on his PDA.
The February solar eclipse in Aquarius had Neptune closely conjunct a retrograde Mercury. Neptune clouds perspective and retrograde Mercury tends to disperse information, so that an Aquarian eclipse that would normally hold the leaders strongly accountable to group mind was unable to make the details stick. Libra rising with Venus at the IC in Capricorn made the people determined to find justice, but the confounding factors so close to the eclipse degree meant that the case against the leaders couldn’t stick.
It was a “get out of Jail free” card from a public scrutiny perspective.
This same issue has been playing out federally, where leaders have been avoiding accountability.
However, the August eclipse has no such confounding influence, and comes with a burden for leaders to act in the interests and welfare of the people. It also means that there is no escaping the desire and interests of the people, and most of Detroit wanted to see Kilpatrick in jail from the day that this scandal emerged.
It has happened surprisingly quickly for Kilpatrick
This bodes well for those who would like to see justice done on the federal level.