The new Moon in Aquarius and Jupiter in Aries and the crisis in Egypt.

If you read carefully my previous article on the Moon in Sagittarius and Mars in Aquarius, you will see that I was talking about the possibilities of people coming out onto the streets to protest and try to get rid of outdated corrupt government figures.
This is exactly what happened as the New Moon, when the Sun and the Moon are conjunct (0º), this time in Aquarius and with the proximity of Mars (God of War and Sex) in this most revolutionary 11th sign of the Zodiac. First was Tunisia (just as Mars moved to Aquarius by the time of the Cancer Full Moon) and two weeks later, Egypt, and today people were out in the streets of Albania too.
There are several elements at play here, that have made this possible. Since Pluto moved into Capricorn at the beginning of 2008, when the Lehman Brothers fell and the financial crisis officially started, there has been one after another, cases of Heads of State either dying or being assassinated or being forced out of their position of power. Like Fidel Castro who officially announces his resignation as President of Cuba on February 19th, 2008, the president of Mauritania is deposed in a military coup d’état in August, and Musharraf resigned as President of Pakistan also in August; Prime Minister of Japan Yasuo Fukuda resigned and so did President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa, in September. Barack Obama won the American Elections in November, and is elected the 44th President of the United States of America, the day of the exact opposition of Satun to Uranus, which marked the end of the Bush Administration and the beginning of the Presidency of the First African American President in the USA. That was great!
In 2009, in January, Prime Minister Geir Haarde of Iceland resigns, in March, President of Guinea-Bissau, Joao Bernardo Bieira is assassinated; also in March The president of Madagascar is overthrown in a coup d’état. In April former president of Peru, Alberto Fujimori is sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by securty forces; former President of South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun, under investigation for bribery commits suicide. In June, President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras is arrested and forced to exile.
In 2010, after the terrible devastating earthquake in Haiti, 2 days before the Longest Annular Solar Eclipse that inaugurated the year, Tandja Mamadou, President of Niger is overthrown, in February. Also for the Full Moon of the 27th of February an earthquake followed by a tsunami in Chile devastated the region killing almost 500 people. In April, the plane carrying polish President Lech Kaczynski crashed in western Russia, killing everyone on board. Nestor Kirshner, ex-president ( and probably the next)of Argentina died unexpectedly in October. All of this without counting ex presidents and head of state that have died out of the media focus, who were no longer in power.
But as the famous T-Square of July 2010 became more exact, the mood has become progressively more revolutionary as Uranus from Aries and Pisces, made the first square to Pluto in Capricorn, with Saturn (ruler of Capricorn) also in the equation from Libra. Enormous earthquakes have happened and thousands of people have died during 2010.
With Jupiter well established in Aries since the 22nd of January, and with Uranus coming into this sign and getting closer to the square to Pluto again, the winds of Freedom are blowing strong. Mars is the ruler of Aries, so with Jupiter in this sign, the natural tendency of Jupiter of the searching for truth beyond one’s boundaries is filled with martian strength and need for freedom of action. Mars in itself does not seek war, but if you try to stop it, or put an obstacle in its way, then it will.
And of course let’s not forget that Jupiter is still in conjunction to Uranus (THE revolutionary energy per excellence), and both in square to Pluto in Capricorn, so the winds of freedom are blowing strong especially over all those areas where freedom has been repressed by dictators. This is happening not only to countries but also to individuals with planets in the first degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cáncer, Libra, Capricorn).
Jupiter is the largest planet of our Solar System and the biggest broadcaster of electromagnetic energy and it impulses us to move out of our neighborhood and investigate what is beyond our borders. It fills us with optimism, sometimes too much of it. What is wonderful to watch about the crowds in Egypt is that they don’t seem to be afraid anymore to voice their opinion, and get out there and shout it out! It could only be with the help of Jupiter in Aries, that we can do that and not worry about the effect that it might have.
The last time that Jupiter was in Aries was in 1999, when the Euro was established, we had the Kosovo was at the time, and in this year The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Nato sing a peace treaty! Also the first version of the MSN Messenger was released by Microsoft.
What were you doing 12 years ago? and what was happening in your life? Jupiter will be joined in Aries by Uranus on the 11th of March.
Jupiter will remain in Aries until May 10th when it will move to Taurus!

Venus in Sagittarius and Mars in Aquarius – January 2011

Yesterday at noon Venus, Goddess of Love, Beauty and Money, has entered the sign of Sagittarius, the 3rd Fire sign, where she will stay until February 3rd. It’s departing from Scorpio, sign where it spent nearly 4 month, due to the fact that it passed its retrograde motion in this sign, something that happens every 18 months.
This is in way a much more exciting placing for Venus, since Sagittarius is a more versatile, straight forward, adventurous, joyful sign than Scorpio. Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter likes to do things in a big way, like most fire sign, may I add. The need to expand our horizons is a characteristic of this transit of Venus.
The Goddess of Love in this sign impulses us to look for different borders, different cultures, different points of view, something beyond our daily routine which may get us closer to the truth. Not only our individual truth but THE TRUTH. Sagittarius is more concern with the search, the journey, than actually arriving. Venus in Sagittarius likes to mingle with different ideologies and it learns its lessons by understanding that the truth, which her own personal culture told her, is not necessarily it. There are other planets within our planet, other groups of people that respond to different stimulus, different needs, different values and by finding the differences, will recognize what links us all together.
Sagittarius is the eternal student, never quite finishing studying. There is always so much more to learn!
The best way to enjoy the passage of Venus through this sign is to open your heart to people from other cultures, courses dictated by some foreign person, traveling to further your studies and /or your career. If you are in any creative career, this is the time to take your work to another level, to experience the creative process from the union with someone from a different culture to yours. Some project that includes costumes from other cultures. You get my drift.
In a more profound level, Venus in Sagittarius, will invite you to travel to your soul, to try understand what is telling you, what are the connection between what your soul needs and what you are doing about it. Time to be a disciple or a teacher. The relationship between these two archetypes. Are you still a disciple? Do you need to be one? Falling in love with a teacher will not be strange. Falling in love with someone’s mind and whatever they are teaching you, neither.
Getting in touch with some all friend or love who lives in another country, is also a possibility. Mutable signs will feel it the strongest (Gemini-Virgo-Sagittarius -Pisces) and Aries and Leo will enjoy it the most. The only problem with Venus is that it tends to make us spend more money, as we suddenly see more things we like and would like to have. So be careful with your credit cards.
Free yourself of cultural limitations and “mental slavery” as Bob Marley said, and let Venus seduce you to go beyond borders, and learn to embrace other peoples’ ideas and truths.
On the 15th at around 22:45 (GMT) Mars will enter Aquarius, after having travelled through Capricorn since December 8th, 2009, it will stay in this air sign until February 22nd when it’ll move to Pisces.
Mars, the God of War and Sexuality enters a impersonal Air sign and suddenly we realize we are part of a group but we also have a voice. The Establishment is not always right and we have the right to complain, to demonstrate against it, , to get out onto the streets and shout our discontent. We are going to see some more of this around the world , during this month.
Mars in Aquarius likes the different, perhaps because it can relate to it. Mars in Aquarius learns the lessons by removing him or herself from the group in which he/she was born into. Rebelling against any imposition from the environment is a need in order to learn to find its own individuality, its own destiny. Mars in Aquarius makes us understand that we are all different, and yet, it is only through developing this individuality that we can understand ONENESS, which we will learn in Pisces.
Being part of a group, does not make us the group, still they are lessons to be learn from the group. How to be an individual and keep our individuality and still work together with the community is an Aquarian challenge, and Mars in Aquarius enhances that. This transit will connect us with that. Women or man with this position in their birth-chart or a contact of Mars and Uranus will know what I am talking about. Like Julian Assange who was born with this position of Mars in Aquarius. Need I say more?
Mars in Aquarius tells us that there are other type of relationships apart from the traditional ones. I am thinking of a client with Venus in Sagittarius and Mars conjunct Uranus, who married a friend, for him to stay in the country, since he had no papers to work. Another, with Venus in the 9th house (Sagittarius) and Mars in conjunction to Uranus too, which also married herself with her gay friend (himself an Aquarian) to be able to stay in the country of choice.
Approaching relationships from a different point of view to that of the culture one was born into is quite common.
Mars in Aquarius will help us bring into our conscience, that love and sex is something more than marriage. It’ll help us understand that we can be more creative sexually and find different ways of experiencing sex.
Rebellion is another characteristic of this position of Mars, and that there are other ways to complain against the Establishment, other than exploding bombs and killing innocent people. Hopefully!
Suddenly we may become aware of the way we are manipulated by the big companies into buying things we don’t need or pay more for petrol, for example, when there isn’t a shortage of it! or any other issue that might sparkle our rebellious nature. Or how much banks fool us into spending more or steal our money with incredible commissions,etc, etc.
We will suddenly feel more than ever that we should do something about it and why not? It is our right and we have the power, if only we brought it to our conscience. Think Julian Assange!
For those of you who operate in a group, you might feel the need to go on your own and vice-versa, if you are tired of working on your own, you might feel the need to enter a group. Learning to operate within the group or separate from it is one of the challenges of Mars through this sign of Aquarius.
Celibacy is another aspect of Mars in Aquarius, or platonic relationships, where sex for some reason is out of the question. The most important aspect of this transit is to dare to be oneself, in spite of anything else.
Fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius will feel the pinch and will be more argumentative than ever. When everyone will be getting on your nerves and stress will reign. Still, this is a good time to find out what makes you tick and who you really are and the difficulty of being you in spite of the possibility to feel lonely. Of course you will then learn, that we are ALL alone, therefore we are not, because we have that in common with everyone else!
This is the perfect time to learn that there is something we can all do. Don’t say to yourself: Oh, well! What can I do?. WE ALL CAN do something!