January 7, 2020: An assessment of Australia’s ongoing bushfire disaster (Mars) paints a picture of devastation, despair, loss and generosity.
Australia’s chart progressed to January 7, 2020
Chart data is January 1, 1901 at 1.25pm AEST 33S53; 151E14
Progressed Mars – planet of fires – at 26 Leo 41 in house 4 (the homes of the people) was trine (luck) ascendant; and progressed ascendant (the people) – at 12 Leo 57 in house 4 – was sesquisquare (agitation) birth chart Mercury – planet of wind – at 27 Sagittarius 54 in house 9 and semisquare (friction) birth chart Neptune at 27 Gemini 31R in house 3 (roads).
At least 25 people and millions of animals have died since September.
Mars is cusp ruler of house 1 (the people), house 8 (death) and house 12 (large animals). Birth chart Venus in house 8 is cusp ruler of house 6 (small animals). (Venus is square Mars in the birth chart.)
In the fire zones business activity (house 10) that relies on holiday makers and tourists (house 9) has ground to a halt.
Progressed Saturn – planet of recession and loss – the cusp ruler of house 10 (business activity) at 16 Capricorn 23R in house 9 (tourism) was inconjunct progressed Pluto at 16 Gemini 19 in house 2 (financial activity).
The Insurance Council of Australia (Saturn) estimates the damage bill has reached A$700m (£370m; $485m), but expects the cost (Saturn) to rise (Jupiter) significantly.
Progressed Jupiter at 22S39 in house 9 was parallel birth chart Saturn (the insurance industry) at 22S38. Birth Jupiter is in house 8 (insurance).
Fundraisers for firefighters and fire victims have raised millions of dollars (Jupiter). Progressed Mars – the firefighters – was trine birth chart Jupiter – planet of philanthropy – at 25 Sagittarius in house 8.
Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, acknowledged the economic impact of the crisis and pledged (Jupiter) A$2 billion to a newly created National Bushfire Recovery Agency (house 12); and Australia’s charitable institutions (house 12) were overwhelmed with donations (house 12).
Progressed Mars (the cusp ruler of house 12) was trine birth chart Jupiter.
With progressed Moon (at 29 Virgo 58 in house 5) trine birth chart Midheaven (publicity) and progressed Midheaven (at 29 Taurus 26 in house 2) Australia’s bushfire crisis received international media coverage.
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