Occupy Wall Street Evolves
Dateline Monday Nov. 14, 2011: Since I first wrote my article (below) on the Occupy Movement, violence has occurred at a number of Occupy sites around the nation and the world. One just occurred 2 hours north of where I live in Eugene, OR, and -- as many of you know -- violence erupted in Oakland, California last week. As the weather becomes worse and more people who are homeless and totally disenfranchised connect to the more Wall Street oriented protestors, we can expect future crackdowns by beleaguered police forces.
Original Dateline Saturday October 8, 2011: Most people within our borders probably identify with America as a nation which is the world’s number one superpower and, like it or not, the global policeman since the end of World War II. However, the greater truth is that our unexpected and truly shocking victory over the British between 1776 and 1781 changed the course of all future revolutions on our planet. And with cosmic precision –as our initial Revolutionary War for freedom turned the tide in our favor in that last year of battles (1781) – the first of the three outer planets (Uranus) revealed itself one evening to Sir William Herschel, a mathematics/music teacher and part-time astronomer, living in Bath, England.
After the discovery of Uranus on March 13, 1781, the British and European sky watchers were thrilled that the seemingly unchanging solar system of Sun, Moon, five planets and fixed stars now included a radical-change agent since the finding of Uranus opened a door to vast new horizons that could be explored in the universe. Meanwhile, along the eastern region in North America, within the thirteen, upstart colonies, George Washington’s Continental Army was injected with new life – leading to the defeat of General Cornwallis and his troops in Yorktown, Virginia on October 19, 1781.
What a large portion of our populace has forgotten is that future revolutionaries around the world – like Simon Bolivar in South America, Lenin in Russia, Mao in China, Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam and even Fidel Castro in Cuba – were following the script set forth first in America by the likes of Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Adams, Revere, Hale, and so many other courageous souls. Even if their styles of leadership and political philosophies were different, they looked to the exploits of our Founding Fathers for the inspiration needed to change the governmental shape of their own homelands and overthrow oppressive or imperialist powers.
Revolutionary Rumblings in the Past Three Years
What people and the press have referred to this year as the Arab Spring – due to numerous revolutionary movements for human rights in dictator-controlled Arab countries – is really misnamed. We can go back to the very day of the election of Barack Obama over John McCain (November 4, 2008) as the birth event for this modern overthrow of military-industrial-corporate power, greed and manipulation by the few haves over the many have-nots. On November 4, 2008, the planet Uranus in Pisces made the first of five oppositions to Saturn in Virgo. Uranus-Saturn oppositions only happen around every 43 – 44 years. They represent a tug-of-war or enlightened struggle pitting the new revelations against the old, worn-out structures that no longer work, the future possibilities versus the past inadequacies, and the need for radical change battling the stubborn desire to keep things running according to the entrenched system’s outmoded rules and regulations. These polarities in the zodiac – lasting until July 2010 – were then taken over by three divisive, Jupiter-Saturn oppositions followed by three potentially uplifting, Jupiter-Uranus conjunctions all happening from May 2010 to March 2011.
It was during the December 2010/January 2011 time-period that a Tunisian man immolated himself – causing a revolt in that North African country in January of this year. And it was on January 4, 2011 that Jupiter – the largest planet in our solar system – uniting with Uranus in late-Pisces, made the revolutionary and radical nature of the first of the outer planets bigger, stronger and more explosive within humanity.
By March 11, 2011, Uranus entered Aries – the archetypal sign of spring and fiery, new beginnings – for a 7+ year cycle. On that fateful day, a devastating earthquake and tsunami shook Northeastern Japan – simultaneously creating a nuclear power plant disaster that is still unresolved. (Uranus rules Uranium and, as such, is the key planet associated with the fission process and the hazards of radioactivity.) Ten days later – on March 21, 2011 – the closest Sun-Uranus merger at the Zero Point of the zodiac (0 degrees of Aries) occurred in the last 335 years. It is this event – beyond anything else happening astrologically – that is the cause or genesis of this year’s series of revolutionary movements springing up on Spaceship Earth. The reason is that the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere acts as a birthing moment for the 12-month cycle of what will come afterwards.
Fast Forward to September-October 2011
Now that we know what is behind this revolutionary fervor a key question remains: Why is the current Occupy Wall Street protest gaining such a rapidly-spreading following? The answer comes from a remarkable astrological synchronicity. Whenever celestial bodies station or stop in the sky – pausing in their shift from direct to retrograde motion or the reverse – they are at their most powerful to influence earthlings. And then whenever the Moon comes along – during the next few weeks after the station – to make the first conjunction with the celestial body that stopped in the sky, the masses of people are stirred to an enormous degree by the archetypal themes and qualities coming from the recently-stationed celestial body.
This is almost akin to a celestial magic act, conveyed by invisible and psychic energy-fields, because there is a specific and clear sequence of transferred power going on from planet or asteroid to the Moon, and then to human beings on Earth. For example, on the weekend that Occupy Wall Street first began (September 17, 2011), initially Pluto (on Friday September 16) and then Vesta (on Saturday September 17) stopped their retrograding in the sky, paused, and began to shift into direct motion. Pluto (having a lot to do with conception and planting of seeds, extremes, the underworld, repressed emotions, greed, corruption, as well as Plutocracy and government by the wealthy) was located in strong-willed, pragmatic Capricorn while Vesta (having much to do with safety and security, home/shelter and the housing industry – including foreclosures – and, most importantly, the global investment community) was located in the more activist, team-spirited, universal air sign of Aquarius.
What first seemed like a fizzled-out protest in lower Manhattan only drawing about 1000 individuals on Saturday September 17, suddenly shape-shifted into a shocking national movement this past week (Monday October 3 to Saturday October 8) and this was primarily due to the catalytic force of the Moon first uniting with Pluto on October 3 and then uniting with Vesta on October 5. By the latter date, President Obama was asked questions about the Occupy Wall Street protests, Vice President Biden was responding to the press with some of his opinions on the movement, and cities such as Philadelphia, Atlanta, Charlotte, Austin and even here in Eugene were responding with very similar demonstrations.
What to Expect Next…
The Occupy Wall Street organizers choose September 17 to start their protest because the U.S. Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787. They want to start a new democracy movement to fight against the corruption, greed, war-mongering and tyranny that they believe stem from the 1% of the super-rich and all-powerful attempting to control everyone else. Hence, the numerous signs reading: We are the 99%. And in many respects they do represent the left-wing (Uranian) answer to the right-wing Tea Party advocates (Saturn) that have been far more vocal since those Saturn-Uranus oppositions started when the Republican Party stalwart (McCain) lost to the Uranian radical-change agent (Obama) in the “Change You Can Believe In” campaign.
(Note: President Obama, a Sun-sign Leo, is very Uranian and revolutionary in his being – even if he has not appeared so in his role as President of the United States. He is born with Aquarius Rising, giving Uranus the rulership of his birthchart, and his natal Uranus in Leo is closely united with the fate and destiny-ruling Lunar North Node. Abraham Lincoln was an Aquarian Sun President with Uranus united with his Lunar North Node. Franklin D. Roosevelt was an Aquarian Sun President with Uranus rising in Virgo in his first house of self-expression. John F. Kennedy was a Gemini Sun President whose Sun was right on America’s Uranus from July 4, 1776 while JFK’s Uranus was also stationary. These four presidents are the top Uranian leaders that have reached the upper echelons of our system of government.)
What the masses of Americans and people around the globe don’t realize is that Uranus – via its retrograde motion since July 9 – is swinging back to reach the potent Zero Point of 0 degrees of Aries in the zodiac during most of November, all of December, and in the first week of January 2012. What this means is that at the Winter Solstice on December 21 – 22 of this year, the Sun will not be united with Uranus in the sky (as was the case at this past spring), but the Sun in Capricorn, with Pluto close by, will form a precise, 90-degree square to Uranus in Aries. This may lead to an upcoming national and international winter of our discontent while also setting the stage for a seven-fold series of rare Uranus-Pluto squares from Aries to Capricorn – from June 24, 2012 to March 16, 2015. These 90-degree sky patterns of outer planets mirror a similar five-fold series of Uranus-Pluto squares from Aries to Cancer – from April 1932 to January 1934 during the dark days of The Great Depression, but the simultaneous appearance of President FDR, the New Deal legislation, and a national campaign to put people back to work.
The reason the media is calling our current economic doldrums The Great Recession is that they are picking up on this similarity between Uranus-Pluto square formations separating the 80-years between the start of the 1930s and the start of this decade in 2011. It appears that the Occupy Wall Street movement contains considerable power to change the values and social activities of large numbers of Americans since Venus and Uranus just happened to be in a potent opposition on September 17 when the occupiers first met in Lower Manhattan. In addition, both of these celestial bodies were very close to exactly squaring America’s Venus in Cancer from July 4, 1776 and our initial Declaration of Independence. Venus represents our social bonds, personal values, savings in the bank and the money in our wallets when we act as consumers – plus our connection to land and home ownership – while Uranus stands for the shocking, surprising revolutionary forces that attempt to upset the status-quo and create a brave, new world once the shattering of the old forms and structures in society have occurred.
While all of our lives are going through a hodge-podge of revolutionary shifts on the social, political and economic fronts here on Earth, the Dawn spacecraft (a technological marvel designed by our brightest minds) methodically continues in its year-long mission to map out the surface of the asteroid Vesta – the cosmic symbol of our attempt to understand the evolutionary forces at work regarding our sense of home and hearth, safety and security, and the gradual transformation of the global investment community into a more selfless, altruistic field of human endeavor.
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