The astrology of the US addiction to guns, 2017 edition
Much of this article is reposted from a post from 2013. Since then we have had the worst mass shootings in US history:
- Las Vegas, Oct 2017: 58 dead
- Orlando, June 2016: 49 dead
- Virginia Tech, Apr 2007: 32 dead
- Sandy Hook, Dec 2012: 27 dead
- Texas church, Nov 2017: 26 dead
Everywhere you turn these days the discussion is about guns.
Guns are not a new topic for discussion, but the feverish frenzy over which gun rights advocates are protecting their rights to own assault weapons and other types of weapons meant for mass killings is rather recent.
There is no nation like the United States in terms of gun ownership. The (Sibly) chart of the United States has Sagittarius rising, which echoes the expansive philosophies that have always drove the country towards constant expansion and religious ideals, both Sagittarian concepts. We normally would look towards Mars for signs of warfare like behavior, but in the US chart the passion for guns is found in the placement of Pluto in the second house. This fanatacisim about guns originates not in an aggressive desire to assert force (Mars) but in a hunger for freedom (Sagittarius ascendant) and a relentless (Pluto) drive to accumulate masses of money through manipulation of the nation’s ideals (second house).
American gun lovers don’t want to accumulate stockpiles of weapons to kill their neighbors. They want these weapons because they believe that it will protect that Sagittarius rising freedom. It doesn’t hurt that Uranus (planet of liberation from oppression) conjoins both Venus (partners) and Mars (aggression) in the chart. That Uranus/Mars conjunction especially denotes a radical desire for liberty at all costs. Americans own twice as many guns as any other country, per capita.