Every year about this time a fat envelope arrives from my health insurance company. Its contents require more reading than I, who love books, can manage. Plus I’ve learned those freshly minted words are just fancy ways of saying “Here’s how we’re going to give less to you and your son.” Six weeks from now they’ll send a smaller envelope announcing how much more I’ll need to pay for this reduced coverage. This has been happening for years. The US is the only western industrialized nation that doesn’t have a universal health care system. President Obama recently said that we can’t afford to wait another year to reform the crushing costs of health care. With Saturn in health-conscious Virgo through October 2009, with can-do visionaries Neptune and Jupiter blending forces with the wounded healer Chiron–now and throughout the year ahead–we must do more than complain, hope, or dream. We must insist on real change. I want nothing but good-news envelopes from my health insurance company. I want the same for you.
Gemini is the sign of the messenger. Let’s use this cycle to make our voices heard.