The Copenhagen Climate Conference looks like it has failed. The Chinese, as a large fast-growing economy intent on world domination, were never likely to compromise about their emissions. And the Americans turned up at the last minute with honeyed words.
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In my piece of 11th Dec, I said that with Pluto Rising square to Saturn, the conference could achieve a lot, as this is a dynamic combination. I think I was probably being over-influenced by the hype around the start of the conference. On a personal level, Saturn square Pluto can be dynamic, if you are a bit aware. On a collective level, it is very hard to get a creative outcome with these challenging aspects. This is basic to mundane astrology as far as I am concerned, which is why it can be relatively easy to make astrological predictions about countries.
The chart ruler was Saturn in 9th House Libra. This expressed the aims of the conference: a treaty involving all countries that was fair and verifiable. But it was square to Angular Pluto in Capricorn, which is about as difficult and nasty as it gets. In this case, the aims were disempowered (square to Pluto) by the powerful countries (Pluto) protecting their own interests (Capricorn).
On a completely different note, in Indonesia they have a club to promote polygamy, which is legal but tightly controlled. Here is what the woman director, who found it hard when her husband took a second wife, has to say: "It was difficult for me in the beginning, but I knew it was because of my emotions, my desires. But polygamy is a way for us to find happiness and love in this world. There are a lot of advantages for women in polygamous marriages - we learn how to control our desires and jealousies, and this brings us closer to Allah."
And this is what her husband had to say: "I think polygamy is better than monogamy. There are so many advantages - for men, it teaches us leadership. If it difficult to manage one wife in a marriage - but four? It is much more difficult and it is a good educational practice."
Of course, I am just a westerner from a secularised culture and it would be arrogant of me to judge their value system. Or would it? I wouldn't outlaw it, though, it's a 'right to choose' issue. I wonder what Tiger Woods would have to say?