Week-Long Riots Worsen in Egypt; YOD of Crisis shown in Progressions
by Jude Cowell
Well, VP Joe Biden wouldn't call Egypt's President Mubarak "a dictator" but many people would. Especially those who've been forced to live under the Mubarak regime for 30 years.
Free Speech TV's Thom Hartmann is reporting that today has brought more violence to the country than before as the "US hedges." But Hillary Clinton has called the Mubaraks "friends of the family"! (Perhaps she means, crime family?)
Yes, it's quite a dilemma for the US with Mubarak 'a partner with the US for decades' even as the needs and rights of the Egyptian people are ignored by the regime when they're not being stamped out altogether - as usual, it's America the so-called freedom-lover backing and propping up the wrong horse of oppression rather than supporting a people yearning to be free and decently treated.
As we see here in the US as well, corporate interests prevail, and transiting Jupiter, planet of expansion and increase, re-stimulates the Aries Point (00Ari00), one of the World Points of Manifestation.
Well, it's been a busy week here in my real world with little time to blog though I've been following the riots and protests in Tunisia and in Egypt. I have no natal chart for Tunisia but for Egypt there's the Proclamation of Independence for Egypt which the Sultan issued one day after the British Parliament declared Egypt to be a sovereign nation, aka The Kingdom of Egypt. This chart I've labelled simply 'Egypt' (shown below, lower left.)
Also shown below is a second chart representing the independence declaration by President Nassar for the Republic of Egypt, labelled here 'Republic of Egypt' (upper right) with a telling midpoint picture for those looking astrologically for indications of strong-armed control and hardship for the Egyptian people: Saturn/Pluto = Moon (the people): strong control; renunciation; giving up giving.
Saturn/Pluto in Politics indicates: use of secret police or military agencies, keeping affairs private, turmoil in rigid or older structures, secret preparations for future restrictions, and hoarding of resources. (Munkasey.)
(All midpoint pictures on this blog are from Ebertin, Munkasey, and/or Tyl; any, all, or none may apply and are subject to transits and progressions.)
Now I won't expand much here about the two natal charts for hopefully you can read a few notes scribbled upon them if you click to enlarge the dual-chart image. Outside both charts, I've penned some of the US natal planets such as US natal Uranus (freedom; independence; disruption) rising to the degree in the 1922 chart. And I shall mention that the 1922 chart's Pre-Natal Eclipse (PE) Series 14 North repeats on November 25, 2011 @2Sag37 with its influences of:
'A most peculiar family of eclipses; an acute time of confusion in relationships, unexpected happenings in financial matters, and possible illness; a peculiar turn of events; no important decisions should be made concerning incoming events since there's too much confusion and delusion in the environment to make clear judgments.' (Brady's Predictive Astrology.)
Sounds as if the end of 2011 will be a crazy time all around. (A post on the Nov 2011 eclipse for America is in the planning stages and I hope to have it published fairly soon.) Plus, 2011 brings Egypt further triggering by Solar Eclipse in the 1922 natal chart: the June 1, 2011 eclipse touches natal ASC and Mars, and the Solar Eclipse of July 1, 2011 affects Egypt's natal Pluto 7Can57 Rx in 2nd house (Earning Ability, Values) - and US planets in Cancer.
Admittedly, the natal Mars/Uranus opposition between Egypt and the US is worrisome to this reluctant astrologer, plus, Egypt's Mars 11Sag37 conjoins US natal ASC and is the degree of the last (and current) Great Conjunction of Pluto and Chiron, the plutocracy duo of disenfranchisement, primal violence, fascism, and corporatism. '12Sag' = "A Flag Turns into an Eagle That Crows." (MEJ.)
With its PE (14N) as a background influence, the state of emergency in Egypt may crescendo just prior to the November eclipse or soon after though good decisions are unlikely to be made then. Yet the Egyptian people are fed up now and want a new government! Apparently it's only folk like Joe Biden who pretend to fault them for having such a natural urge for basic human rights. Methinks that even Joe B would feel the same if Mubarak ruled his life and future.
From historical record, here are the two natal charts for modern Egypt since ancient Egypt's beginnings are shrouded in the mists of Time:
Lower left: March 15, 1922 10:00 am EET Cairo, Egypt; ASC 8Gem27 with Atlantis (the New World = America) rising; Hour Jupiter; asteroid Hermes, the Magician, at Mc; unaspected Sun (the leader) can 'run away with the chart' (and the country's riches); manipulative Pluto 7Can57 Rx in 2nd house lies amongst US natal planets in Cancer: Venus, Jupiter, and Sun); Mars 11Sag37 rises with Antares (obsessed with success), a violent star; US natal Pluto in Capricorn is in 9th house of Foreign Lands and Philosophy.
There are no Earth placements in the 1922 chart suggesting a lack of practicality to the whole endeavor as manipulated by Britain and America. You may wish to read about Ahmed Fuad morphing from Sultan to King in 1922. This chart may also be called the 'Kingdom of Egypt' natal horoscope.
Upper right: June 18, 1953 11:30 pm EET Cairo, Egypt; Hour Venus; Mercury 20Can51 is out-of-bounds and conjoins Fixed Star Castor (murder; loss) at a critical degree (20 Can); Mars is also OOBs 3Can10 conjunct US natal Venus; Egypt's Jupiter/Pluto midpoint conjoins the Pentagon's natal ASC = desire for power; with 16Pis21 rising, Jupiter and Neptune, the speculator pair, rule the chart, and Jupiter 9Gem23 conjoins US natal Uranus and Fixed Star Aldebaran (success through integrity); the PE of this chart (25AQ03 in 12th house) is the 9 New North, a violent, injurious Series. 9NN last occurred in March 2007 so it won't repeat until 2025.
Sleuthily, my astro-search for the crisis/revolutionary situation going on this week in Egypt resulted in the following Secondary Progressed chart based on the 1922 natal hroscope which shows a crisis-ridden YOD pattern (Finger of God) pointing toward the at-rope's-end Egyptian people:
Sun/ASC = Moon 21Cap18: fruitful activity with others; receptivity; open to cosmic forces. (Though all internet services have been shut off by the regime.)
Yes, the midpoint picture sounds rather mild but the YOD pattern (crossroads; turning point; a special task) with apex Moon is descriptive of the critical and dire conditions for the people of Egypt, January 2011 and beyond.
Possibilities for a YOD with an apex Moon: emotional maladjustment, instinctual responses to factors in the environment are out-of-tune (with the Mubarak regime certainly); past emotional traumas; triggers to act in self-defeating ways.
(Now I totally agree with Barack Obama on this: violence is not the answer. Which is why the Mubarak government should have listened to the people's grievances long before this.)
Once activated (this week!), this apex Moon (in Cap, the sign of government, law, and business) embarks on a destined change of life patterning in order to free the populace from negative images of the past. After years of inner preparation, a *new path may open up which permits basic needs to be attended to, defense of the weak to be championed, and fundamental security needs to be addressed. (Tierney.)
An interesting synchronicity is that an apex Moon in a YOD configuration is found in the natal chart of none other than Thomas Jefferson, author of our own Declaration of Independence.
And since the young people have begun this youth-led uprising bwo of Facebook and Twitter, we note the crisis-degreed planet of youth, Mercury 29Gem31 Rx in 11th house of Hopes, Wishes (new government now!), Groups and Associations (including social networking.) This Sec Mercury was triggered and eclipsed on December 21, 2010 by a heavy-weighted Lunar Eclipse @29Gem21. Click and enlarge the chart and you'll note that dissolving, disilluioned Neptune 13Leo36 Rx in the 1922 chart (and planet of the masses and of media) is precisely at Midheaven 13Leo36 in the Lunar Eclipse chart set for Washington DC.
Now you may be tempted to think that this little Leo synchronicity doesn't mean anything unless, like me, you remember the esoteric triumverant of power between Washington DC, London - and Cairo...since America's founding.
And you may wish to review President Obama's much-touted speech delivered in Cairo in 2009. In light of current events, its apt title is: *A New Beginning (video, plus a link to the transcript.)
Image: Egypt's 1922 chart progressed to Jan 26, 2011 noon in Cairo; Hour of the Sun 20Gem26 conjunct US natal Mars; Moon 21Cap18 inconjunct Sun (adjustments necessary between leadership and populace); Sun '21Gem' = "A Labor Demonstration"; Moon '22Cap' = "A General Accepting Defeat Gracefully."
With this post, published on behalf of the good people of Egypt, this populist blogger's gut feelings can't help but say, May the Mubarak regime accept defeat gracefully - and sooner rather than later!
For further reading (with video) on the violence in Egypt, try Snippits and Slappits.