Tea Party Goes Back to Boston 1773
Dateline: October 7, 2010 with the New Moon at 14+ degrees of Libra and exactly united with America’s natal Saturn from July 4, 1776.
I have been thinking for awhile to investigate the original Boston Tea Party event and “moment” because everything comes from a source and core event.
The build-up of this current “Tea Party” movement and the way in which the Republican Party is now being revolutionized by this conservative, anti-government and anti-taxation type of group spurred me to do some research back on September 3, 2010.
I have come up with a very realistic time for the approximate real start of the Boston Tea Party event in the early evening of Dec. 16, 1773 in Boston Harbor…The actual tossing of the tea into the harbor took several hours, but it started in the “early evening,” and that was pretty early in the late afternoon of December of 1773.
Look at the prospective chart and focus attention on the 7 points below.
(1) Mars unites with a Mercury Rx setting – symbolizing the pent-up anger (Mars) which is toward anti-taxation (Mars again), and Mercury represents the movement itself and the communications of the group involved in dressing up as Indians as they board the ship. Notice that Mars unites with Mercury in Capricorn (Capricorn rules heads of government). This action is against King George III and the British Parliament which has enacted all the taxations acts that are revolutionizing our populace.
(2) Jupiter is overhead at the First Degree of fiery Aries…Where it is now – 3 times in 2010 and 2011. Thus, the current Tea Party movement is taking hold in America this year during a Jupiter Return for the original Boston Tea Party, and Jupiter in this position signifies fervor, boldness, independence, forcefulness and pioneering. Jupiter also eventually becomes the ruling planet of America’s birthchart on July 4, 1776 – some 2 ½ years after this event in December 1773.
(3) The Moon is coming from its monthly union with undiscovered Pluto – signifying a welling up of repressed emotions of the populace due to extreme anger, resentment and outrage. The Moon is in revolutionary, eccentric Aquarius – also signifying the group/collective/universality of the event. And the fact that the Moon is almost united with Venus represents the success of the actual event, and that the people storming the 3 British ships were victorious in their actions. In addition, the Moon and Venus and undiscovered Juno all occupy the 8th house – the traditional house related to taxes.
(4) If you eliminate from the chart all 4 asteroids (undiscovered at the time), Chiron (undiscovered) and Uranus-Neptune-Pluto (all undiscovered), then the 7 main celestial bodies include 6 (Sun, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Venus, and Jupiter) all in an arc in the setting area, and 3rd quadrant of the chart, and the 10th house, while Saturn (representing King George III) is alone in the 4th house (of home rule from afar).
(5) America was born on July 4, 1776 when Saturn above at 14+ Libra was about to be squared by the Sun setting at 13+ Cancer. That was an approaching square of 91 degrees. In this Boston Tea Party chart, Saturn is below at 25+ Virgo and about to be squared by the Sun (just past setting) at 25+ Sagittarius in an approaching square of 90+ degrees. Therefore, the Boston Tea Party event and the birth of America both take place under nearly precise Sun-Saturn square patterns – which represent anti-authority action. [Note: In the USA chart, the Sun-Saturn Phase is Waning; in the Boston Tea Party chart, the Sun-Saturn Phase is Waxing.]
(6) Look at the list of celestial bodies shifting from direct to retrograde at or surrounding the Boston Tea Party date in 1773: Chiron goes stationary Rx on Dec, 14; Pallas goes stationary Rx on Dec. 18; Ceres goes stationary Rx on Dec. 14; Mercury has gone stationary Rx on Dec. 12; Vesta goes stationary Rx on Dec. 19; Neptune goes stationary Rx on Dec. 22…I have never seen this many stations in one month. And the group focal point of all the stations is around Dec. 16 – 17, at the time of the actual Boston Tea Party.
(7) Here is the main sky pattern that is rarely seen with such a major level of exactitude: Sun square Saturn; Sun 150-degrees to Uranus; Uranus trine Saturn. This is known as a Pythagorean Triangle – including angles of 90-degrees, 120-degrees and 150-degrees, or – reduced to – a 3-4-5 right triangle. [See more on this further below.]
What is stunning is that Uranus (the first of the celestial bodies to eventually be discovered 7 ¼ years later) – earlier in the day on Dec. 16, 1773 – interrupted the Sun’s energy-field by forming an off-kilter, 150-degree alignment with the solar orb while the Sun’s square to Saturn would officially take place the following morning (Dec. 17, 1773), when the entire event would be communicated throughout Boston, Massachusetts, and on through the rest of the colonies as a revolutionary (Uranus) event, attempting to topple (Uranus) the existing structure of governmental authority (Saturn) coming from England.
Another way to understand this is that Saturn and Uranus had just been forming a flowing trine pattern (unrealized because Uranus wasn’t known) and then exactly on December 16, 1773, the Sun comes along, hits 25+ Sagittarius, and simultaneously forms the shocking inconjunct with Uranus and intense square with Saturn.
Except for the actual eruption of warfare on April 19, 1775 (the Battle of Lexington and Concord – leading to the first major war deaths of the Revolutionary War), the Boston Tea Party event was probably the main catalytic as well as symbolic experience leading up to the birth of the nation on July 4, 1776.
By the way, the Sun itself in late Sagittarius was very close to the Galactic Center or the Heart Center of the Milky Way, our cosmic home. This area of the zodiac and cosmos is being stressed now in the many investigations concerning the so-called End of the Mayan Calendar -- with an apparent climax and crescendo date for good or for ill of Dec. 21, 2012.
When Uranus is eventually discovered on March 13, 1781, it is located at 24+ Gemini – within 1 degree of opposing the Boston Tea Party Sun, and within 1 degree of squaring the Boston Tea Party Saturn.
For the record, the most precise Pythagorean Triangle I have ever studied is the one at the time of JFK’s assassination. This one is now a very close second.
Keep in mind, too, that we have just been experiencing 5 Saturn-Uranus oppositions that started on the precise day of Barack Obama’s election on Nov. 4, 2008. And the key Pythagorean components in the Boston Tea Party chart are Saturn, Uranus and the Sun.
As time goes by and if this November’s mid-term elections reveal high support for the Tea Party, I will probably add more information to this article.
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