by Jude Cowell
Spring Equinox 2012, or Aries Ingress 2012, if you prefer, manifests on March 20, 2012 at 1:14:09 am edt in Washington DC, with 11Sag56 rising. This chart dovetails with America's natal Ascendant and house cusps in our nation's Sibly horoscope (July 4, 1776 5:10 pm lmt Philadelphia, PA) with approximately one degree difference. Ex: instead of 00Lib53 at Midheaven (The Goal; Public Status; the WHY? Point), we see a critical-crisis 29Vir38 at MC.
Plutocratic Pluto 9Cap27 rises, and it's a Mars Hour suitable for action, contention, quarrels, and potentially, for waging war or for at least promoting and propagandizing on behalf of such manic destruction. Hopefully, American politicians will stand against the fool-hardiness and tamp down our disastrous war machine of imperial overreach. But that's just a peacenik American typing, isn't it? For we know that The People are pawns in a much wider and broader chess game for global domination--these decisions are for the Powers That Be, whoever they are.
MC's Sabian Symbol--'30Vir' = "A False Call Unheard in Attention to Immediate Service"...SAFEGUARD.
positive expression: exceptionally gratifying self-fulfillment through the development of a genuine integrity (if only!--jc);
negative/(unconscious/shadow side--jc): consistently witless indiscretion.
ASC '12Sag' = "A Flag That Turns into an Eagle That Crows"...ADJUSTMENT.
pos: successful self-establishment through genuine self-expression;
neg/(unconscious/shadow side): idle prejudices and unsubstantiated claims. (Jones.)
'12Sag' is, of course, the degree at which powerful, subversive, wealthy Pluto met with wounded/wounding Chiron on December 30, 1999 and issues from the mid-to-late 1990s and early New Millennium may be on our plates and in the news once again during the next six months with some particular emphasis upon them, even a re-hashing (Spring EQ Mercury is retrograde in 4th house of Domestic Scene, Real Estate, and Security Concerns.
As you know, the Pluto-Chiron duo is one of the astrological signatures of oppressive plutocrats who rob, steal, defraud, disenfranchise, and use primal violence to reach their self-interested goals, and so far, they have made this their own personal 'New Millennium'. This condition relates to Nostradamus' famous 'King of Terror' Solar Eclipse of August 11, 1999 but there's no time to reconsider its rigid Fixed energies today. This eclipse, predicted so long ago, is also called The Mother of All Eclipses, and/or the King of Alarm Eclipse, and has financial implications as well as violent ones. It presaged the era of Bush-Cheney, the NWO Duo, and they passed the baton to Pres. Barack Obama in January 2009.
Both cosmic events--Pluto meets Chiron and the August 1999 eclipse--ushered in the 21st Century with much pomp and ceremony. Remember the 'Y2K' silliness? Wonder what programmers were really up to with that as a veil? Perhaps Brussels knows...
Vernal Equinox 2012
>As for the March 20, 2012 horoscope itself, let's look at chart-ruler Jupiter's applying Ptolemaic (major) aspects for a clue on how things will proceed. Easy! There are none! But there is an inconjunct (150 degr; quincunx = adjustment, which echoes the '12Sag' ASC, above) to the Ascendant (and thus to Pluto/Chiron 1999 which was so intimately involved in the 1999 Seattle protests against the World Trade Organization, one of the main culprits in the dearth of jobs in the US, circa 2012. Search for 'Battle in Seattle' in this blog's Search Bar.)
Expansive, ideological Jupiter 10Tau47 (an Earth sign of money, possibly greed, and intolerance) is posited in the 5th H of Risk-Taking, Gambling, Creative Pursuits, and Children so educational issues and speculation concerns remain on our front burner this Spring. Jupiter inconj ASC indicates an undisciplined if well-meaning urge to be of service to others though a decided opportunistic vibe may be expressed or felt. (R. Pelletier.)
More Jupitarian philanthropy from millionaires? Any of them who refuse to aid this country in her time of need--well, we know what team they play for: the dismantling of America.
This Venus-ruled Jupiter--conjoining valuable Venus 15Tau50 (The Oxen Point, and descriptor of Wall Street's Bullishness) rules 1st H (11Sag56) and 4th H (29Pisces36) with Pisces sub-ruled by unstable Neptune 1Pis41 in 3rd H so we may expect much pontificating, promoting, and possibly fraudulent communications on financial topics (by economists, the White House, and/or the Fed--so what's new, right?), and in other realms that Jupiter, natural ruler of Sagittarius (The Seeker on a Quest), controls for Jupiter's lack of major applying aspects puts emphasis on the house and sign of Mr. Moneybags (and on religious leaders with political aims, aka, meddlers whose power ambitions should stay spiritual, not earthly.)
Thing is, Jupiter is a relational planet so we're all tending to relate to others now in a Taurean way, either positively or negatively: supportive and nurturing with growth and development in mind, or, intolerant, greedy, and possessive of one's resources. How are you relating to others these days?
So with the IC (Foundation of the Matter; Endings; The Drain; the HOW? Point) in a crisis degree of Pisces (29), the 2009 Jupiter-Neptune conjunction/s, which is imprinted upon President Obama's White House tenure and relates to speculators, wastrels, spendthrifts, and grand schemers and dreamers--and for DC politicians, this can only mean the spending and looting of the American people's riches and resources--we find our basis this Spring 2012 for recovery to be on an unstable footing rather than on a hearty comeback for the US economy.
Yet perseverance and a steady pace can win out slowly but surely, and it will be interesting to see the indications in the Summer Solstice 2012 chart. (Here, a 10th H Saturn trines Moon and Neptune.) However, interference is possible through the ongoing, generational Uranus-Pluto square indicating more strikes, protests, and societal unrest upcoming (1st H to 4th H) with the potential for a false flag op being perpetrated in order to keep us in line while furthering someone's global domination goals.
Plus, the 8th cusp of Shared Money, Credit, Debt, Taxes, Insurance, Transformation, etc shows 15Can19, the degree of the Pentagon's natal Ascendant, and is Moon-ruled for indications of fluctuation and change.
This horoscope also shows Spring EQ 2012 occurring during a Balsamic phase (dark of the Moon) when sneaky things go bump in the night, secret deals are made and sealed, and someone is replaced due to an inability to carry on.
(Update 3/21/12: Mr. Obama signed an Executive Order late in the afternoon of Friday March 16 so we wouldn't notice, which usurps for the White House the constitutionally granted fiscal authority of the House of Representatives. Mars Rx was rising with Zosma, one of the victimization stars you'd rather not see hanging about with warring Mars.)
In 12th H of Politics, Self-Undoing, Large Institutions, Karma, and those 'secret deals' politicians profit by, is the November 25, 2011 Solar Eclipse at 2Sag37, the 'Super Congress/Super Committee play-acting on the deficit and debt crisis--you know, the spending cuts they 'unable' to agree upon. Issues from the time continue to echo rather loudly into Spring 2012, at least until the next Solar Eclipse on May 20, 2012 (horoscope shown) @ 00Gem21, indicating 'something to cry about' in the realm of Gemini (ex: communications, technology, power grids, a young people.)
Military spending 'cuts' are very much a part of the picture though they are illusory.
Another signature of instability is a receptive, impressionable Piscean Moon 2:43 (The People) which has just sailed past deceptive yet possibly inspired Neptune 1Pis41 in 3rd H, which again echoes the Jupiter-Neptune hook-up (3 times through 2009) which occurred upon US natal Moon 27AQ...remember the picture which described our weakened circumstances, thanks to banksters and fraudsters, a picture still reverberating through our lives?
Jupiter/Neptune = Moon: little sense of reality; a desire to dream; losing oneself in plans; becoming involved in speculation; instability; wastefulness. (Ebertin.)
Yes, the Obama administration is a Jupiter/Neptune affair but with many Republican 'helpers' brewing a big pot o'their Social Darwinism cruelties in which to stew the working class, the elderly, our children, and the poor...
A closed circuit of energies is shown by a practical Earth Grand Trine involving Mars Rx 7Vir38 (9th H of Foreign Lands, Distant Enemies, and Legalities), Jupiter (as noted), and 'secret hand' Pluto rising which denotes important conditions out of our personal control but which are transformative. This trio provides three midpoint pictures, along with one picture involving Sun 00Ari00:00, but since my schedule has changed recently and blogging time is brief so will I be. My hope is that these energies will be expended on behalf of the American people and not just for the benefit of the 1% who need no support whatsoever. Besides, they can always steal it.
Mars-Jupiter = Pluto: an extraordinary spirit of enterprise; people capable of tacking big projects; brilliant successes.
Mars-Pluto = Jupiter: unusual success; enjoyment of freedom; consciousness of aims; the right use of one's energy.
Jupiter-Pluto = Mars: an ability to inspire others with enthusiasm (and confidence? jc); a desire to achieve great things; organizing talent.
Sun-Uranus = Mercury: a young reformer; making arrangements; quick and prudent acting.
Well, Happy Spring 2012, everyone, in spite of our shadow governemnt's perfidies and anti-social behaviors. Let's work on that confidence thing, keep our chins up, and pick a few Spring bouquets along the way, shall we?
Now here is the Image for Integration for Spring 2012's Fire-Water (steam!) Sun Aries-Moon Pisces romantic and moody combo:
"A world-champion boxer and an artist in Greenwich Village meet, fall in love, marry, and struggle happily ever after."
Image from Sun Sign-Moon Sign, by the excellent Charles and Suzi Harvey.
Astro-Bonus: read astrometeorologist Theodore White's informative and advice-filled 2012 Climate Forecast on Global Warming which, Theodore reminds us, is due to the Sun and not to manmade actions!
And for personal astrological indicators and more, it's always a great idea to check in regularly with Julie Demboski's Astrology for her insightful blending of planets with asteroids!