The New Moon in Libra on September 28 which culminated with the Full Moon in Aries 2 weeks later marked the beginning of the demonstrations in Barcelona, also, the new “deal” of Brexit, demonstrations of young people in Lebanon and Hong Kong, the departure of the United States from northern Syria, leaving the Kurds at the mercy of the Turks, we can say that it is being decisive and descriptive of this historic moment that we are living in, where the new generations take to the streets making protesting about corrupt and deficient institutions. The Full Moon in Aries, ruled by Mars, brought as expected, resistance to an established order, out of touch with the needs and demands of the people. With the Sun and Moon squared to Saturn-Pluto in Capricorn, a conjunction that evokes the historical moment we are living, bringing the fight against the Institutions which don’t seem to evolve at the same pace of the rest of us.
But it is actually the square of Jupiter in Sagittarius to Neptune in Pisces, that it is also felt in these massive movements, where political ideals (Jupiter) are mixed, with feelings of oppression, the need to join others (Neptune in Pisces) in a process , which emerges from the projection from the personal and collective sense of deprivation, rather than from the true knowledge of the situation. The effect of Neptune is felt in the confusion of the masses, which are pushed to manifest themselves even if the motive is not really the same for everyone. Young people demonstrate for reasons different from their elders. It will be interesting to see what happens when this square begins to lose power, which will be towards the end of the year and we can see if the ideals begin to become clearer and we can really question our real motives to manifest on the streets. Is it the political situation?, climate change?, the liberation of women? police oppression?, corruption of ineffective and dishonest politicians? Or is all this together? The question would be what is my personal struggle? What changes do I hope to make when I manifest my outrage on the streets?
What is clear is that the global rebellion is against institutions that need to change and rise to the 21st century, Constitutions that were written hundreds of years in the past, serving the needs of the moment, which must now adapt to the present moment.
The Pluto-Eris square continues to mark this troubling division of the people that is grouped into two opposing sides without them being able to dialogue with each other. This will last much longer, therefore we will have a few more years of division, until we understand that the struggle should be one, that of the 99% who struggle to survive, when the 1% continues to get richer and richer, and above all, to understand that we have to change our cultural and family habits if we want to rescue the planet, the extinction of necessary species, the rubbish in our seas, etc. This is responsibility of us all. Rich and poor.
While it is comforting to see young people become aware and self-aware, it is us, the elders who should support them but not from the pain caused by our former grudges and wounds of lost battles, but with the honest interest in the future of our children and grandchildren and our magnificent planet.
Let all of us participate in this global movement against Corruption and irresponsible abuse of our resources. Wherever we are, we can’t afford to ignore it.