The Sun entered Capricorn very late on December 21, and today we experience winter solstice in the northern hemisphere. Darkness breaks, and the daylight hours start to get longer from here on out.
The points of equinox and solstice, sometimes referred to as the cardinal points, are very potent in tropical astrology. They mark quarterly points each year of new direction, new manoeuvres, new leadership emerging. Points of movement.
This particular winter solstice marks an even more potent time frame than usual as the Sun at zero Capricorn squares Uranus at zero Aries (4:14 p.m. Central).
As stated in a previous post (Uranus Direct on Zero Aries and More Astrologically-Timed Machinations of the Global War Machine), Uranus has just stationed direct on the highly potent and highly symbolic first degree of the zodiac, zero Aries. As we are now fully engaged within the astrological Aquarian era, the placement of Aquarius' ruling planet on the birth point of the zodiac is a prime time for unrolling "new" direction, especially militarily.
Uranus moves off the zero Aries point January 7, 2012 and will not be back there again for about 83 years. The time is ripe, and those advancing global fascism/totalitarianism are well aware of that fact.
The Sun in Capricorn squaring Uranus on zero Aries makes this a solstice of immense power and potentially long-lasting effect.
Any time a planet in Capricorn squares Uranus in Aries over the next seven years, the energy and associated events of the Uranus-Pluto square series, unfolding exactly between 2012 and 2015, are brought into play. The action on the zero degrees of Aries and Capricorn at this winter solstice, in particular, indicates a three-month period of lightning-fast power plays and positioning with an eye toward longer-term goals: locked-down control of the people as well as another devastating and depopulating world war being a couple of them.
Make no mistake. It might appear that things are spontaneously shifting within the global hierarchies of power, but the (bloody) manoeuvres bringing about the shifts are all well-choreographed. These are the same power structures that have existed all along, with the same types of figureheads (Sun in Capricorn). With the clashing square to Uranus in Aries indicating the energy and impetus of the new astrological era, however, all involved are aware that things have to shift in certain ways if the pyramid scheme power structures and Old Establishment are to survive. The cast of characters is being shuffled, and new blood is drawn into the mix.
Again, those in positions of stolen power are attempting to replay, step-by-Capricornian-step, a very nasty historical cycle. It behooves the citizens of this planet to understand that, speak out about that, and refuse participation wherever possible.
Under the National Defense Authorization Act, approved by U.S. Senate December 1, prolonged detention without charge, legislated by the Obama government previously to be used against "foreigners," is now being implemented at home. This means the rules that applied to the rest of the world now apply to U.S. citizens, as well, and citizens can be detained indefinitely without charge.
Under Baby Bush, the CIA was given the power to assassinate U.S. citizens without charge, trial, or due process in "foreign countries." Now, under Obama, the power to assassinate its citizens is being extended to within the United States. All that is required is a certainty on the part of the President (and the President only) that the individual is a "terrorist" and a threat to the country.
There should be outrage here, but where was the outrage when it was being implemented against "the foreigners?" In Cancer Sun U.S. of A., too often, as long as it doesn't affect me and mine, all is right in the world. People, en masse, still aren't able to grasp, or refuse to grasp, that what happens to one group of people, no matter how poor, how weak, how brown or black the skin, happens to everyone. It affects everyone. At the closing of the astrological Piscean era, the fact that this is not a working principle in every individual's life, values, and decision-making process is an absolute failure.
North America is being put under lock and key.
In Canada, our sovereignty as a country is being erased without the people's consent along with our borders. Global Governors extraordinaire Harper and Obama are going "Beyond the Border," working out the final details in a deal creating a tightly integrated U.S.-Canada border where things will be carried out under a new rule book. In effect, our country's borders will operate on a lock-down ordered by the United States under "globalized" rules where the U.S. military has as much power as (more than) Canada's own. In "cases of emergency," we can expect to be swarmed by the United States military as they put things "back to order." Information about citizens and visitors to Canada will be gathered at the border and freely shared with U.S. officials.
The proposed integrated border comes through a deal titled: "Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Competitiveness." This is another step in the "Security and Prosperity Partnership" unrolled under Baby Bush, and the same "integrated" border, under U.S. control, is being moved toward with Mexico in a deal called "New Border Vision."
In effect, the rights-stomping rules currently being slipped by the people of the United States can be applied, in cases of "emergency," in Canada and Mexico.
The potency of this winter solstice is increased further by a New Moon in Capricorn conjunct Pluto December 24. Quite literally, this is an old layer of hierarchical establishment power going dark and a new one beginning to emerge. The manoeuvres making this a reality should become clearly visible as the Sun in Capricorn moves to an exact conjunction to Pluto December 28/29.
This Capricorn New Moon conjunct Pluto indicates a new face of power, a new layer coming to the forefront. This is a new face for both illegitimate hierarchical power using force, fear, money, and coercion and legitimate, natural forms of egalitarian leadership and power-sharing. Both forms carry forward into this new astrological era.