The World Moves On
Mars is at 29 Gemini, the exact degree of her Sun .... brother and sisterhood of the world. Then there's the recognition of human commonality indicated by the North Node at 29 Aquarius. And rounding out this amazing trio, is the family of man with all its ethnic, cultural, racial, and religious variations being highlighted by Pluto in the final 29th degree of Sagittarius.
Quite a spectacular line-up.
I'm not concerned with the daily violence, war, hatred, and injustice. Everybody else can cover that. What I'm interested in is the underlying evolution, and the positions of the planets these days are especially noteworthy.
The subject of boundaries is being prepared and put on the table. With Pluto through Scorpio the question was asked, "Is it worth it to have sexual intercourse if it means death?" In Sagittarius, "Is it worth it to kill people because of thoughts?" And now as Pluto enters Capricorn comes the new question, "Is it worth it to die defending an artificial boundary?"
Pakistani independence occurred on August 14th, 1947 at midnight, and Indian independence occurred on August 15th, 1947 at midnight. Partition and independence occurred technically for both India and Pakistan at midnight on the 15th, but the transfer of power ceremonies had already occurred in Pakistan. Pakistan does take the 14th at midnight as the official moment of independence. Interestingly, the exact position of the borders, including the placement of some cities, such as Lahore, was not known to most people on the subcontinent when they woke up on the 16th, which is part of the reason that such mass chaos erupted. People in Lahore literally did not know what country they were in.
Comment by Daisy at Astrodynamics
Does that not say it all? The recent Neptune transits, most notably Saturn in Leo opposite Neptune in Aquarius, left most everyone wondering as demarcations were dissolved and chaos abounded. As you can see in the partition chart, Neptune in opposition has just transited the Leo stellium, including Saturn with a recent Saturn return. Pakistan is in the vanguard of the next phase. Bhutto with her South Node in Leo was the pin that got loose. Her 29 Gemini Sun describes the sibling connections people want universally, and the North Node in Aquarius is a tool for cooperation.
Another sign of boundary lessons are the new smoking laws. France, unbelievably, just joined the "pack". The rules mark clear lines previously crossed by smoke (Neptune), but there is broader significance. The usual violence can be expected as humans try to understand where they are and how far they can go, and awareness of the reasons is something I like to develop. Violence and gentleness are always trading places.
The Gemini-Sagittarius opposition, Mars-Pluto, also squares the 29 Pisces of the Iraq War chart. As hard as it is to face, it was necessary to bring to light the archaic tribal conflicts that have been thwarting humanity's progress. The United States was a pawn. When the law clears the smoke, people will see, and eventually new boundaries can be drawn in many areas of experience.
From my perspective the most monumental event of the Pluto in Sagittarius transit was the great tsunami, the day after Christmas, 2004. Everything else that happened these last 12 years was not out of the ordinary. People talk about cataclysms being the only way people truly awaken, and the tsunami was one of these rare events, trumping human violence, and pulling the human race together for a brief moment. 200,000 people perished, the earth's axis shifted permanently, and time was altered a tiny fraction. The astrology of that event? The Moon was 28 Gemini, where Mars is now with Bhutto's Sun. The ascendant of the earthquake chart was 21 Capricorn, and here is a very interesting future connection. When Saturn conjoins Pluto in Capricorn in 2020 it will be at 22 Capricorn. When it becomes exact, the Sun will also be at 22. Later in the year Jupiter joins Pluto, not surprisingly at 22 Capricorn. When it becomes exact Mars will be, guess where. Right. 22 Capricorn. Was this the cataclysm that did the job? It's usually hard to tell with evolution but I feel slightly altered myself in this new time frame.
I've heard a lot of talk about the white man's supremacy in the world. Could it be that an evolutionary weakness has caused him to fight so hard for dominance and that this will ultimately fail?
I am of the view that the real battle ahead for mankind is the dominance of the Northern hemisphere over the Southern that's been going on since the birth of modern civilization in the region where geographic conditions favored survival the most. Perhaps the earth changes ahead are in the process of equalizing the imbalance and the "equator" will become just that. Just a theory.
In the meantime, have a glorious New Year celebration, even if you do disagree with the arbitrary calendar.