Jupiter re-entered Aries January 22, 2011, and as a CBC story puts it: "Since mid-January, North Africa and the Middle East have been gripped by revolutionary fever."
Jupiter in Aries is currently locked into a square with Pluto in Capricorn, pitting humanity's rising urges for freedom, independence and survival against the vise-like grip of the corpo-governmental oligarchy, complete with militarized police state enforcement.
The beginning of the uprisings is being linked to a single act: a 26-year-old Tunisian fruit vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in early January and later died after police seized his goods, claiming he did not have the proper permits to sell them. An extreme act of violence against the self (Aries/fire) in protest of a crushing level of corruption and abuse of power by government hierarchies (Pluto in Capricorn) taking away people's basic livelihoods.
This incident indicates the level of desperation shared by people around the world and the extremes to which we are being pushed as this square forces things to a head.
The re-entry of Jupiter into Aries and final square to Pluto in Capricorn (exact February 25, 2011) has coincided with:
- uprisings of the people in neighbouring Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Sudan due to widespread poverty, under-employment, record high food prices and government corruption and brutality
- anti-corruption protests in Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Iran
- the deaths of over a thousand peaceful Libyan protesters at the hands of security forces, ordered by Moammar Ghadhafi to open fire on unarmed civilians
- a deadly earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand
This past summer, Jupiter and Uranus were conjunct on the zero degree of Aries square Pluto in Capricorn before retrograding back into late Pisces. That initial ingress of Jupiter and Uranus into Aries and the later squares to Pluto in Capricorn (exact July 24 and August 2, 2010) coincided with:
- the G8 and G20 Summits in Huntsville and Toronto, Ontario
- a rare earthquake and a tornado in Ontario preceding the Summits
- the flooding of Pakistan's breadbasket, ruining crops, killing almost two thousand and leaving millions homeless
- flooding and hailing of Saskatchewan and Alberta - a large portion of Canada's breadbasket - ruining many of the crops that were planted after an abnormally wet spring had stopped many farmers from getting a crop in the ground
Seeds were planted this past cardinal t-square summer (and during those G8/G20 meetings) for the unfolding of the next four years of Uranus in Aries - Pluto in Capricorn squares. This includes manufactured food shortages, derivatives-based inflation of food prices, systemic unemployment and poverty, and the desperation of displacement due to weather-related disasters.
Jupiter is currently blazing the same trail through Aries (until June 4, 2011) that Uranus will follow much more slowly until March 2019. We can look to this Jupiter-Pluto square as a precursor to Uranus square Pluto in order to see the themes and unfolding of events clearly.
Uranus re-enters Aries March 11, moving into the zero degree of Aries and triggering the seeds planted - for good or ill - this past summer. March 11 to March 22 is a time period that is especially volatile, kicking off a spring and summer with many hot spots. Uranus will come to within one degree of an exact square to Pluto this July but will not form it's first exact square (of seven) until June 24, 2012.
As Uranus in Aries heads into square formation with Pluto in Capricorn, the world in which we are living is changing at warp speed. This is coming about, in part, through technological discoveries and changes, the widespread addition of synthetic organisms to the DNA on Earth, and manufactured and manipulated disasters that shift the energetics and physical circumstances on the planet.
The current Jupiter-Pluto square has coincided with an announcement by NASA that the Kepler telescope has discovered 1,235 new planets in our galaxy, 54 of which have the possiblity of supporting life. Five of those are about the same size of Earth. This makes the possibility of discovering life on other planets during the transit of Uranus in Aries, once just a philosophical what-if, real in an immediate way.
Our understanding of our home on Earth and our place within the galaxy has shifted as the South Node transits the final degree of Cancer.
We're no longer living in the same world we have been. The new information expanding our understanding of life on this planet within this galaxy will continue to stream in as Uranus transits Aries for the next eight years.
The changes indicated by Uranus square Pluto are also coming about through uprisings, violent clashes, and the combined energy of the people, cyclically forced to their breaking points, fighting for freedom and autonomy. Big machinations and abuses of power ordered through middle manager Global Governors trigger anger, resistance and action from people trying to survive it.
Uprisings around the globe will be orchestrated, manipulated and used to further pre-set agendas unless people see through the dynamics and refuse to be co-opted. These are inter-related global, sociological themes.
From a previous post:
"There's only so much pressure and deprivation that can be tolerated. Those applying the pressure and deprivation know this. It's a matter of survival.
Uprisings of the people are expected. And the Global Governors wait to use them to their advantage.
As the mainstream media-imbibing public looks on, talking about the spread of democracy in Egypt (ha) or humanity standing up and saying no more, we are prescribed the usual solution brought to us by United States fighter planes, helicopters, tanks and artillery.
The Canadian and U.S. middle managers Harper and Obama bleat the same interchangeable words into the cameras. We no longer have even the appearance of two separate countries.
The Global Governors ride the wave of public revolt up to the peak and take their places atop the same corrupt hierarchies with a slightly new cast of characters."
The Pluto in Capricorn global network of lock-step collusion has it all under control - or so it thinks. Uranus in Aries is a rebellious, structure-busting wild card no one can really predict, and this is our saving grace.
Then we have the Jupiter in Aries rogue villain butting up against the carefully laid plans...
Moammar Ghadhafi has ordered the murder of over a thousand unarmed civilians, speaking about the need to "cleanse" Libya of anti-government protesters. His language tells us of a coming Uranus in Aries square Pluto theme. The last set of Uranus-Pluto squares coincided with Hitler's purges of the ranks as well as the beginning of Stalin's.
Ghadhafi has also said "the demonstrators are "serving the devil" and want to turn Libya into a "new Afghanistan" that would be occupied by the United States." It's easy to write this off as the ranting of a mad man, but I don't believe that is the case. Those who still believe that the United States and United Nations are the Good Guys would probably beg to differ.
Some historical context from a previous post:
"When Uranus enters Aries, we are in the beginning stages of a series of seven squares to Pluto in Capricorn (2012-2015). The last time Uranus in Aries squared Pluto (in Cancer) coincided with the rise of the Third Reich and the lead-up to World War II (1932-1934), which left 70 million or so dead.
On one level, this aspect series indicates steps taken toward another Great War by the Global Governing Fourth Reich, setting the tone for the burgeoning astrological Aquarian era. Locked-down control by the merged corpo-governmental militarized police state, energetic warfare, forced transhumanism, maybe even an eye toward intergalactic battling for new territory after this planet is further trashed and biological life attacked on the DNA level.
On another level, it indicates the genius manoeuvres of the human population as it rebels and quests for freedom of self, identity, individuality, humanity. Rock and roll, motherfuckers. These aspects indicate a time when shocking confrontations with and increasing awareness of what is really going on on this planet forces a decision from even the most staunchly consensus individuals. It's a time when people will be forced out of robotic compliance en masse and into a fuller understanding of who they are and what they're doing on this planet at this time. We commit fully to being our soul-sovereign human selves and living accordingly or we become the forced alternative...
Uranus in Aries squares to Pluto in Capricorn (2012 to 2015)
1. June 24, 2012 (Uranus 8 Aries/Pluto Rx 8 Capricorn)
2. September 18, 2012 (Uranus Rx 6 Aries/Pluto (stationing direct) 6 Capricorn)
3. May 20, 2013 (Uranus 11 Aries/Pluto Rx 11 Capricorn)
4. October 31, 2013 (Uranus Rx 9 Aries/Pluto 9 Capricorn)
5. April 21, 2014 (Uranus 13 Aries/Pluto Rx 13 Capricorn)
6. December 15, 2014 (Uranus Rx 12 Aries/Pluto 12 Capricorn)
7. March 16, 2015 (Uranus 15 Aries/Pluto 15 Capricorn)
Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Cancer (1932 to 1934)
1. April 21, 1932 (Uranus 20 Aries/Pluto 20 Cancer)
2. September 2, 1932 (Uranus Rx 22 Aries/Pluto 22 Cancer)
3. March 8, 1933 (Uranus 21 Aries/Pluto Rx 21 Cancer
4. November 4, 1933 (Uranus Rx 24 Aries/Pluto Rx 24 Cancer)
5. January 17, 1934 (Uranus 23 Aries/Pluto Rx 23 Cancer)
Pluto entered Cancer July 9, 1913, retrograding back into Gemini and entering Cancer for its full stay May 26, 1914. World War I and the beginning of the Great Depression coincided with Pluto in Cancer, but Pluto had dipped into Leo at the outbreak of World War II - commonly considered September 1, 1939 when Germany and Slovakia invaded Poland.
Part of me had to wonder if the plane crash deaths of almost the entire government of Poland this past April were somehow symbolic in this way...
Uranus entered Aries March 31, 1927, retrograding back into Pisces and entering Aries for its full stay January 13, 1928.
Pluto had been in Cancer for 15 years prior to the first square from Uranus in Aries in April 1932 at 20 degrees of the signs. But this time around, the squares are getting off to a much quicker start with Uranus and Pluto coming very close to squaring each other right off the bat during the cardinal T-squares in the summer of 2010.
You can see the similarities of the lead-up time to the initial square.
The speculation bubble burst on October 28, 1929 in the United States stock market, leading to the misery of the almost fifteen-year Great Depression. This was two-and-a-half years prior to the first Uranus-Pluto square.
The mortgage-based derivatives bubble burst and the U.S. stock market started to implode in September 2008, just under four years from the time of the first Uranus-Pluto square.
Both crashes created ripple-effect mass unemployment in countries around the world, uncertainty and an increasingly desperate population. Building prime conditions to weaken the resistance of the people, initiate the war and create new employment as military agents of the state.
Hitler's Sturm Abteilung civilian army grew exponentially during the time of the Uranus in Aries-Pluto in Cancer squares. In 1931, the SA had 70,000 members. By 1934 and the end of the square series, it had 4,500,000 members.
The current conditions echo this timeframe with offshoots of the police/surveillance state (whether military, police or security) becoming some of the only options for employment during Pluto in Capricorn. We can expect this pressure to continue during the 2012-2015 squares."
Oh, yeah. All that and Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago.
Aren't the next four years on this planet going to be fun!