Back in early 2011 the Arab Spring began in Egypt with the resignation of Hosni Mubarak following weeks of protests during which transiting Uranus was completing its passage through Pisces and making the final square aspect to the Sun in the chart for Egypt as I wrote in this earlier article. One chart factor that I did not include in my earlier research was that the Egyptian progressed Sun and Pluto were also aligned at that time, facilitating the complete destruction and regeneration of a new identity for the nation. Over the past few days as the Sun translated the Uranus/Pluto dynamic by aspecting first Pluto and then Uranus, linking the two together to increase the force of their pressure for revolutionary (Uranus) transformation (Pluto), the first duly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, was ousted by the Egyptian military. With Mercury retrograde and communication not going altogether as it should, there is some dispute as to whether or not he has been ousted. He claims he is still in power, as of this writing the military claims that they have taken over. The Full Moon on June 23rd was exactly opposite Mars in the Egyptian national chart and appears to have inflamed the military (governed by Mars) to take action. Most disturbing are reports of gang rapes among the protests in Tahrir Square that are reflected in the transit of the Black Moon Lilith (sexual assault and feminine rage) over the Sun (national identity) in the Egyptian national chart. The BML was tied in with the Full Moon chart that served as the trigger for these events, and it’s not surprising that women’s issues are coming to the surface now. The Black Moon Lilith conjoins the Moon in the Egyptian chart (which dates from […]
I was listening to the BBC news coverage of the momentous events in Egypt, and one of the journalists remarked that the protesters in Egypt no longer have any fear of the oppressive government. His point was that once the inhibitions of fear have been broken there is no turning back, that any attempt to reassert control will just inflame the situation.
This comment, and the events unfolding in Egypt, perfectly mirror the astrological symbolism at work here. Jupiter, bringing an expansive confidence and urge for a life with more meaning, is in Aries which is all about bursting through one’s fear and finding the courage deep within to fight for that which is most important.
An Egyptian American expressed it here:
As the people of my homeland, Egypt, stage a popular uprising against the 30-year dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak, the White Stripes keep singing in my head: “I’m gonna fight ’em off /A seven-nation army couldn’t hold me back!”
I don’t know if Jack and Meg of the White Stripes are watching the breathtaking developments taking place in my country. However, their thumping, pumping “Seven Nation Army” is a perfect anthem for the defiance and adrenaline-fueled determination that must be propelling the tens of thousands of courageous, protesting Egyptians.
And against what odds!
In addition to Jupiter entering Aries, the Sun and Mars have been within a few degrees of a conjunction in Aquarius over the past week, a conjunction which doesn’t culminate until February 4th. Since the Sun and Mars began to align we have seen protests spread like wildfire throughout North Africa and the middle east. Mars is the ruler of Aries, the sign that Jupiter is in right now, and the fire […]