It has been 16 days since the US government shut down and a bill was passed by the House and Senate re-opening government Thursday, October 17, 2013 as Mercury trines Jupiter, and Jupiter rules government as well as the Republican Party where enough votes were finally garnered. Venus was trine Uranus October 16, providing the planetary impetus to bring enough votes in the house and Senate on a bi-partisan level to keep America from defaulting on its debts.
Government was shut down due to objections to ObamaCare spearheaded by Senator Ted Cruz. This is just one more partisan political move which will continue to split the Republican party that escalated in 2010 when Uranus began to square Jupiter (ruling the Republican Party) in the US Chart. I am doubtful Cruz will be re-elected and if he is it will be the fight of his life.
The US was put on a downward credit watch by another credit rating agency, and there is every possibility the US Credit rating will take another hit as a result of poisonous public psychology that continues to split the government.
Unfortunately, I believe these partisan political themes will continue, with the next episode occurring before February 7, 2013 when money will run out again.
In February retrograde Venus in Capricorn will conjunct Pluto, and this transit will oppose Jupiter. This reveals another serious political split and major fight in the Republican Party between extremist viewpoints with much grandstanding and drama. Unfortunately, the US economy is at stake and these transits are not good signals for growth or economic security. Women's issues will probably be thrown into the mix in February as well.
These are the days of the Uranus-Pluto square which will continue to split the two parties, and lead to chaos in the world, much like the early to mid 1930's. This transit will continue into early 2016.