But in parallel play, it also brought in a self-proclaimed "law and order" president and cabinet who are fixated on mining earth-based resources (Virgo) like coal and oil at the expense of water (Pisces). Both of the 2016 presidential candidates came packed with Piscean illusions, secrets, and scandals from their pasts, making voting a complex choice for many. The Virgo North Node DID begin the process of blowing the lid off of fake news, demanding journalistic integrity and fact-based research.
We're still fumbling our way through THAT one, but like we said, the North Node's messages may require a translation app before we gain facility. (Someone code Duolingo for astrospeak, please!) Virgo is also the sign of service and civic engagement. This North Node transit turned political disengagement from "checked out" to "woke." There's been a huge rise in boots-on-the-ground, grassroots engagement during earth-sign Virgo in full effect, as protest marches and calls to government representatives reached record levels.
The health care bill is also a major result of the Pisces-Virgo nodes. Both signs govern wellness. Pisces rules hospitals, elder care, and addiction (hello, opioid crisis). Virgo is the sign that governs insurance, and the attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act keep on coming in the final stretch of this node pairing.
Pisces also rules jails, and Virgo can affect accounting and the economy. Police brutality has been captured on video during this nodal pairing, making it impossible to hide the offenses. Some cities are implementing retraining of officers while others are continuing to resist. Privatized prisons have allowed companies to basically use slave-wage labor to produce their goods. Watch Ava Duvernay's 13th for an eye-opening historical documentation on this.
Hidden, undocumented immigrants (Pisces) are being brutally handled by ICE agents while a Virgoan sense of nationalism grows in tricky ways. No, none of this is resolved yet. But a nodal transit puts the issues in our faces—and we can expect to see more work done to transform this.