Monday, January 07, 2013

Mars Square Saturn precedes the Capricorn New Moon - January 11, 2013


January 7th - the day has finally arrived for Mars, the warrior and symbol of strength of will and stamina transiting in eccentric, unpredictable and always revolutionary air sign Aquarius to make a difficult 90 degree angle to Saturn. Saturn is now in the sign of extremes, life & death Scorpio. This square is exact on Jan.7th. @ 11:33 AM) Plus with Mars the ancient ruler of Scorpio, the Scorpion and Eagle symbolically and Saturn, the ancient ruler of Aquarius also a fixed sign, there is mutual reception but antagonism.
Mars says all systems go! Mars wants forward movement no matter what it is forge ahead..
and Saturn offers Forced Resistance and Limitations resulting in high profile accidents crashs and a whole lot more. Before we go on also consider that Saturn relates to the principle of structure and crystalization. An aside before we present some of the examples of what was considered a dangerous meeting of two "malefics" in traditional astrology check this out. With Mars in the sign of scientific discovery, Aquarius today's latest from Hitachi: Quartz glass can preserve data for millions of years - WOW! Crystal technology is finally being applied just as ancient civilizations did. Researchers in Japan have come up with a novel way to store data — in a wafer of quartz glass — that could preserve it for eons.
Update January 7th: from SF Bay Area where a moving force an oil tanker hit an immovable structure, the bay bridge. This is to me the poster event for this Mars-Saturn shockwave. Oil tanker hits Bay Bridge; no leak seen
The tanker, the Overseas Reymar, swiped the easternmost tower of the bridge's western span at 11:20 a.m., the Coast Guard said.

In fact this is the first square from Mars (the ancient ruler of Scorpio)
since the ringed-planet entered Scorpio on October 5th. 2012 @ 1:33 PM PST.
Saturn in Scorpio relates to topics which are borderline, taboo, sexual, occult and relate to power
Saturn in Scorpio is both afraid of the destructive forces, passionate feelings and of death
while at the same time is obsessed by sexuality, dark, forbidden, esoteric and breaking taboos.
Saturn is also the ancient ruler of Aquarius (reception)
Add Mars the ancient ruler of Scorpio and you have total reception meaning some huge changes...
Mars in Aquarius always deals with the unpredicable, unexpected, uncompromising violence or actions
Mars in Aquarius relates to forces of technology and esoteric activities.
Mars in Aquarius is about the individualist and revolutionary who might enforce his opinion on others.
Examples reported in the media  of Saturn square Mars over the last few days:
Regarding issues around uncompromising spying and the community reaction (Mars-Aquarius)
(1)CIA being sued over domestic spying collaboration with NYPD
The CIA is being sued for withholding information about its cooperation on domestic spying as part of the New York Police Department’s counter-terrorism surveillance program.
(2) More revelations of the abuse of power during the federal rescue of Wall Street
Of course this ongoing story also relates to Pluto in Capricorn and misuse of corporate power
Secret and lies of the bailout
Descriptive candid, down to earth words from Matt Taibbi:
"It was all a lie - one of the biggest and most elaborate falsehoods ever sold to the American people. We were told that the taxpayer was stepping in - only temporarily, mind you - to prop up the economy and save the world from financial catastrophe. What we actually ended up doing was the exact opposite: committing American taxpayers to permanent, blind support of an ungovernable, unregulatable, hyperconcentrated new financial system that exacerbates the greed and inequality that caused the crash, and forces Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs and Citigroup to increase risk rather than reduce it."
(3) Obsessive violence with unexpected consequences also relating to Venus VOC in Sagittarius
BTW on Dec. 28th at the time of the Full Moon in Cancer @ 2:21 AM, Saturn was rising in Scorpio per my last blog entry. In fact the Last Full Moon over SF. had Aculeus as the Helical Rising sign. Aculeus which is linked to attacks of al kinds from physical to verbal is found in the stinger of the Scorpion.
San Francisco police: Man set fire to girlfriend
"The victim's sister, Precious Craig, told KGO-TV that Oliver used gasoline and lit the woman on fire during an argument at a nearby Laundromat."
(4) the high profile nomination of John O. Brennan (born September 22, 1955) as director of the Central Intelligence
will create controversy to say the least.
From an astrological point of View, Brennan with Sun in Virgo @ 29 degrees
is facing a short term square to transiting Venus in latter degrees of Sagittarius
but more importantly Brennan has natal Juno and Saturn in Scorpio
a combination which relates to control. limitations and obstacles to moving forward.
Obama’s Cheney? "Assassination Czar" John Brennan Brings Legacy of Drone War and Torture to CIA Nod

(5) increase in riots and mass civil unrest per Mars transit in Aquarius setting off a European Spring??! Since 2013 has been shaping up to be a year of enforced austerity, expect some severe reactions.
Britain warns of more riots, as civil unrest sweeps across Ireland, Bangladesh, and India
BBC article where the Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross has warned "that Britain could face further riots as a result of the economic crisis. Yves Daccord also said he believes there is the prospect of further violence throughout Europe, drawing parallels with the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt."
(5) What else but more "sensationalized" controversy over gun control  with Aquarian Alex Jones (born Feb. 11, 1974) with with bombastic an stubborn aspect of Sun-Jupiter in Aquarius square Mars in Taurus. Alex has been described aptly as the man with the bullhorn.
Still all in all with Sun-Jupiter in Aquarius, Alex is a progressive but tends to push his way around. 

Controversial radio host and conspiracy theorist 'detained by TSA agents because he refused to take his shoes off'

It get's better with Alex on the Piers Morgan show latter in the evening. Alex calls Piers out as the shill of the NWO but comes off as a maniac... In other words those obsessive tendencies of Saturn in Scorpio overwhelm the progressive motives of Mars in Aquarius. Let's take a deeper more probing look at this confrontation as would befit Saturn in Scorpio. First of Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan (born Piers Stefan O'Meara; on March 30, 1965, is known professionally as Piers Morgan. Piers is a formidable opponent and shill for the establishment with Sun-Venus-Mercury-Vesta all in out front Aries. Piers Stefan has the credentials as a former judge on America's Got Talent and a former winner of The Celebrity Apprentice. He also was kind of a "Wonderkid" who at 28 years, was appointed editor of News of the World by Rupert Murdoch. Since we are on the subject of Saturn-Mars interacting, Piers has natal Saturn in mutable Pisces opposing Mars-Uranus-Pluto in cool, methodical and critical Virgo. In other words Piers has his own issues around authority, power struggles and questionable morality even before the phone hacking allegations. Not that Piers has Jupiter (Taurus) defining persistent advancement in opposition to Neptune in Scorpio (deceptions of moral turpitude.)
As we head toward the Capricorn New Moon on January 11, 2013 @ 11:44 AM Pacific or 2:44 PM Eastern, I expect even more fall out from today's Mars-Saturn conflict. I also expect that this lunation will represent a degree of mastery since Sun-Moon-Mercury-Pluto-Juno-Venus will all be in the sign of discipline, responsibility and organization. But also we will see highly constrictive austerity which will continue to create frustrations for many people. In fact we see that his Mars-Uranus opposition to Saturn also forms a "focussed Yod) to include his Sun (idenity) and Venus (material acquisitions). In his case the focussed Yod provides a reaction point with volatile Mars-Uranus in mercurial Virgo offering him a a pressure valve. This has allowed Piers to skate away from trouble during the interview process or at least has made it easier for him release the pressure buildup. Chart below shows the New Moon set for 11:44 Pacific in San Francisco where assertive Aries (relating to Mars) is rising - so expect more fireworks in the SF Bay Area. The chart below has it's own Yod (finger of God) comprised of powerful and influential Pluto in Capricorn sextile Saturn in extreme Scorpio focussed on Vesta in Gemini where communications are honed to provide sexual satisfaction. Aldebaran, a Royal Star found in the eye of the Bull, Taurus is conjunct Vesta where commitment to social issues will be strong.