One thing we might be wondering right now is why the time is suddenly ripe for the US to embrace the Black Lives Matter movement. Marches to protest the murder of George Floyd by the police (represented by Capricorn – the structural foundations of society) have spread like wildfire around the world. Even Mitt Romney is marching in protest.
The killing of black people in America isn’t new. When black people were brought to this country in slave ships, many died along the way. Others were killed trying to escape, or if they didn’t behave. After the civil war, black people were killed as they tried to make a new life post-slavery. Black people were killed during Jim Crow. Black people were killed during the civil rights movement. Black people are consistently killed by police at higher rates than white people. We can argue the reasons, but the statistics are clear.
The Black Lives Matter movement began officially in 2014 after the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. At the time, the world was in the throes of a challenging square alignment between Uranus, planet of revolution, in the sign of Aries the warrior, to Pluto, planet of destruction and transformation, in the sign of Capricorn the structural foundation. This major planetary cycle lasted between 2010 and 2017, overseeing shifts of power and control across the globe. And yet, the BLM movement was marginalized and not taken seriously until the killing of George Floyd. So why now?
The (Sibley) chart for the United States featured Pluto, the planet of death and creative destruction, in the second house of possessions and money. The early slave owners for the most part considered their slaves possessions rather than human beings (we could […]