The Astrology of Gay Marriage

As California goes, so goes the nation? The California Supreme Court’s May 15 decision to uphold same-sex marriage could be a harbinger of things to come for the U.S. as a whole, according to astrologer Matt Carnicelli.

Carnicelli sees the current passage of Pluto through Capricorn as leading to the “deconstruction of the tyranny” of governmental and corporate institutions. He says it’s not surprising that the transit ushered in the legalization of gay marriage in the Golden State.

However, Carnicelli isn’t a proponent of marriage per se. He envisions a time in the not too distant future when civil unions will become the norm for couples, regardless of their sexual orientation.

Marriages would still be performed in churches and synagogues, but they would not be the business of the government, the astrologer said.

Carnicelli made his comments in response to a question following his May 18 presentation, “The Unfinished Work: America, A Mercury Retrograde Phenomenon” at the United Astrology Conference in Denver. The talk explored how it took a while for the Founding Fathers’ notion that “all men are created equal” to be extended from white men to black men and then to women of all colors.

He notes that whether astrologers use a July 2 or July 4, 1776 birth chart for the U.S., Mercury is still retrograde in Cancer opposing Pluto in Capricorn. This aspect has often led to a “nativist” way of thinking, where anyone not born in the U.S. or not of a WASP background has faced discrimination, Carnicelli says.

This xenophobia was captured brilliantly in Martin Scorsese’s film Gangs of New York, when New York was inflamed by the Civil War draft riots of 1863 and Irish immigrants were persecuted, he noted.

Carnicelli plans to post his PowerPoint presentation, which includes charts from key events like the inception of the women’s suffrage movement in Seneca Falls, N.Y. on July 20, 1848 at 11 a.m., at www.hpleft.com.

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