There is reason to hope again!
I felt a huge sigh of relief witnessing the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, and Vice President Kamala Harris. What a day it was. After 4 years of chaos, racial injustice, bigotry, pure idiocrasy, I feel like a dark cloud has been lifted. It doesn’t mean Biden’s presidency will solve all of our problems, but at this moment it’s so refreshing to have a normal, coherent president again.
If you missed the Inauguration on Wednesday, Jan. 20th, it was not as spectacular as inaugurations in the past due to Covid, but the atmosphere was so bright, emotional, and hopeful. According to astrology reports about the day and time, the planets had a lot to say about the significance of the day.
“The Moon at the anaretic degree of 29 Aries aligns with the fixed star Alrisha, part of the Pisces constellation. Although the anaretic Moon in Aries can be combustible and belligerent, the fixed star Alrisha will add more positive energy to the lunar vibe, unifying people under one cause."
The theme of positivity and unity is prevalent throughout the day in Biden’s speech and is outlined by the stars and planets. Mirroring the astrological prediction, President Biden said in his inaugural address,
“Today on this January day, my whole soul is in this. Bringing America together. Uniting our people. Uniting our nation. And I ask every American to join me in this cause.”
The Trump administration single-handedly divided our country to extremes. Terrorist groups like the Proud Boys and QAnon were formed because of Trump, in addition to the many “protests” by his supporters, most recently the attack on our nation’s Capitol. After witnessing all of these hate groups, Biden’s call for unity is inspiring. Although, none of us really want to unite with the domestic terrorists fueled by Trump. Nonetheless, the sentiment is welcomed in this new year and the new administration.
Looking ahead, Venus tells us a lot about Biden’s presidency moving forward.
“Currently, Venus is in Capricorn and roaming around the ninth house, which represents independence, freedom, and foreign affairs. Venus connects with Pluto in Capricorn on January 28. This will mark a moment when our country begins to gain strength in global standing and be perceived as a world power.”
With that being said, inauguration day had a lot of highlights which are reasons to be hopeful. For starters, the diversity is immaculate! Vice President Kamala Harris is the First woman Vice President, first Black Vice President, and first South Asian Vice President. On top of that, she was sworn in by Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and is the first Hispanic (Puerto Rican) member of the court.
Kamala Harris being sworn in at the Inauguration by Sonia Sotomayor
Biden’s picks for his cabinet are already very diverse including, retired Army General, Lloyd Austin if appointed would be the first Black Defense Secretary. Deb Haaland, Biden’s choice for Interior Secretary which oversees Indian affairs and oversees national parks and natural resources. She would be the first Native American cabinet secretary if confirmed. Biden has chosen many other diverse members which can be viewed here.
Lastly, a highlight of the day was Amanda Gorman, at 22 is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, and also happens to be a black woman. She’s a Pisces, which explains her beautiful way with words and ability to capture the many emotions Americans are feeling in her poem, The Hill We Climb.
"With verses that echoed the theme of the inauguration, "American United" she spoke of the possibility of unity, redemption, and reconciliation."
“And yet the dawn is ours before we knew it.
Somehow, we do it.
Somehow, we’ve weathered and witnessed
A nation that isn’t broken, but simply unfinished.”
Click here to read or watch the entire poem.
Amanda Gorman reciting "The Hill We Climb" at Biden's Inauguration
Overall, it seems like there is much to be optimistic about. We are witnessing history as Washington becomes more diverse, compassionate, and resilient following the former administration. But that doesn’t mean America’s problems are automatically solved. It’s important to keep the momentum going for causes like systemic racism, climate change, reproductive rights, and so much more. We will keep looking to the stars for what’s to come, and I’m hopeful about our future.