What Is Going On In America Right Now?

As an outsider looking in, it feels more turbulent right now in the United States than any time I can recall. The political, sociological and epidemiological causes of the turmoil and conflict seem self-evident: Covid-19, lockdown, soaring unemployment, financial worry, growing debt, socio-economic inequalities, protests against structural and overt racism, and starkly opposed political parties. But what role are the stars and the planets playing in this most interesting time in US history?