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by Lynn Hayes

It was only Friday that I wrote: 

Mercury is the planet that rules over communication, the transmission of information and the operation of small machinery, and for the next week or so it will be under stress, potentially causing disruptions in the way we communicate with others and the smooth operation of business. …


Mars is the planet that stimulates desire and passion, and it is in Mercury’s other sign of Gemini.  A heightened intensity in communication is one of the hallmarks of Mars in Gemini and we are certainly seeing this with the fervor exhibited in the Town Hall meetings over health care that began last week when Mars (aggression) made a square to Saturn (authority figures).. 


Today hysteria erupted on Fox News over unsolicited emails from the White House regarding healthcare reform.  In a press conference on August 13, a correspondent from Fox News, Major Garrett, asked press secretary Robert Gibbs about complaints Fox had received regarding unsolicited email from the White House.  Gibbs asked Garrett whether he had the email addresses that were the subject of the complaint so that he could check those addresses against the White House distribution list, and Fox News has distorted this to appear that the White House has a list that targets dissenters and sends them unsolicited propaganda emails.

(Disclosure:  BeliefNet is a subsidiary of Fox Media.  Sorry Rupert!!)
This story actually began last week, when Senator John Cornyn reacted to a request from the  White House Director of New Media to report “fishy” emails about health insurance reform to a special email address.  Cornyn wrote to President Obama of his concerns about what he called a “White House program to monitor” the speech of American citizens.  
The fervor over free speech that has suddenly erupted with the Town Hall hysteria and the flak over emails from the White House is consistent with the planetary aspects we are blessed with over the next week.  Don’t go outside without your psychological bulletproof vest!
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