Events here on Earth bear the signatures of the planets. They occur when a powerful accumulation of astrological energy in various global charts breaks through the existing environmental resistance.
Mars is the planet of anger, rage, fury, hate, violence, guns and fires. He rules law enforcement officers – the National Guard, police officers and sheriffs: Those who keep law and order and guard the immediate security of the people. And when he rages there is sure to be violent defiance of the law, combat and destruction.
Uranus is the planet of unrest, protests, riots and racism. He’s a malcontent who shocks, agitates and incites dissatisfaction and a disrupter who takes direct action. He applies whatever pressure is needed and resorts to whatever violence is necessary to attain his ends. He also launches reform movements of all kinds.
When Mars and Uranus get together explosive events move like greased lightning.
On May 25, 2020 at 8.10pm EST George Floyd, an unarmed Minneapolis black man (Uranus) who had been taken into custody, died (house 8) after his neck was pinned down under the knee of a white police officer (Mars-house 6).
The incident was videoed and within hours was posted on social media (house 9).
On May 26 outrage erupted (Mars) and protesters (Uranus) in Minneapolis took to the streets and the four Minnesota police officers (Mars-house 6) involved were fired.
On May 27 peaceful protests in Minneapolis turned violent; fires, rioting and looting (Mars) broke out in Minnesota; cops used rubber bullets and tear gas (Neptune) to disperse crowds; and demonstrations (Uranus) spread to other cities including Los Angeles and Memphis.
On May 29 Derek Chauvin, the officer seen in the video kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter; and all hell broke loose.
Decades of tension exploded as protests erupted in Minneapolis, Detroit, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago and Los Angeles. Cities burned; shops were vandalized and looted; the police used tear gas and rubber bullets to control and chaos (Neptune); and the National Guard (Mars-house 6) was deployed in Minneapolis and a state of emergency declared.
Donald Trump (Sun) sparked controversy when, in response to the violent unrest, he tweets (house 9) that ‘when the looting starts, the shooting starts.’ Twitter (house 9) flags the tweet, saying it violates its rules about ‘glorifying violence.’
On May 30 curfews (Pluto) are implemented to prevent as second night of riots in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Milwaukie, Philadelphia, Portland, Rochester, Salt Lake City and Seattle.
On May 31 rioting and looting continue all over America and 12 states activate the National Guard to defuse the situation; two people are shot dead at a protest in Indianapolis.
On June 1 forty cities across the US impose overnight curfews; police and National Guard troops opened fire on a group of protesters; two protesters are shot and killed during riots in Davenport, Iowa; and an independent autopsy concludes that George Floyd died of ‘asphyxiation from sustained pressure’ and that there was ‘neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain’ and that Floyd had died at the scene of his arrest and not at the hospital (house 12), contradicting the Hennepin, County, Minnesota coroner’s report.
Seven American charts
Race riots and violent protests occur regularly in America: Los Angeles (1965), Newark and Detroit (1967), nationwide (1968 – Martin Luther King’s assassination), Miami (1980), Los Angeles (1992), Cincinnati (2001), Ferguson (2014), Baltimore (2015), Charlotte (2016) and nationwide in 2020. And when major national events occur a number of astrological charts get involved.
In a global astrology chart the house where a planet is located defines the sector of mundane life directly involved and influenced by its special kind of energy.
America’s chart progressed to May 25, 2020
Chart data is July 4, 1776 at 2.14.35am LMT Philadelphia, Pa (39N57: 75W09)
Uranus – planet of racism and racial tensions – and Mars – planet of violence, chronic anger and the wolf-warrior mentality – are in house 1 (the people). Venus, Mars and Pluto rule house 6 (police officers, National Guard and army); and Saturn rules house 8 (death).
On May 25, 2020 progressed Mercury at 20 Aquarius 32 in house 10 (Donald Trump) was trine birth chart Mars; progressed Venus at 00 Taurus 08 in house 12 (crime) was square progressed Pluto – planet of mob violence and curfews – at 00 Aquarius 08 in house 9 (social media); and progressed Sun at 14 Pisces 45 in house 11 (Congress) was semisquare progressed Pluto in house 9 and inconjunct birth chart Saturn – planet of fear and grief – at 14 Libra 47 in house 5.
Progressed Uranus at 7 Gemini 08 in house 12 (self-undoing) was conjunction birth chart ascendant at 7 Gemini 35; and progressed Moon at 21S37 in house 8 (death) was parallel birth chart Uranus at 21N44, progressed Uranus at 21N29 and birth chart ascendant at 21N36.
On May 25 transit Sun at 5 Gemini 15 and 21N10 was parallel birth chart Uranus and on May 27, 28 and 29 the Sun moved to form conjunction and parallel aspects with progressed Uranus, birth chart ascendant and birth chart Uranus triggering the release of the Uranus energy. Transit Sun was parallel progressed Uranus till June 5.
Within hours of George Floyd’s death transit Venus at 18 Gemini 38R moved to form a trine aspect with progressed Mars at 17 Libra 36R; and on May 29 when the National Guard was deployed in Minneapolis transit Mercury was inconjunct progressed Pluto at 00 Aquarius 08.
America’s Uranus cycle chart progressed to May 25, 2020
Chart data is January 27, 2012 at 10.36.50pm EST (38N53; 77W01)
Uranus is conjunction Moon (the everyday people) in house 6 (the police, National Guard and shops).
On May 25 progressed Uranus at 8 Taurus 15 in house 7 was square birth chart Sun (Donald Trump) at 7 Aquarius 36 in house 4 (cities and buildings) and sesquisquare (agitation) Mars at 22 Virgo 59R in house 12 (crime). The Uranus-Mars aspect was active till June 9.
America’s Mars cycle chart progressed to May 25, 2020
Chart data is January 2, 2019 at 7.56.45pm EST (38N53; 77W01)
Mars – the cusp ruler of house 4 (cities) and house 9 (social media and religion) – is in house 8 (death).
On May 25 progressed Mars at 10S22 was parallel Uranus at 10N29. This aspect was still active when protests turned violent on May 27.
On May 28, 29 and 30 progressed Mars (in house 8) was sextile Sun, square Jupiter and sextile Saturn. On June 1, 2 and 3 Mars was semisquare Uranus and on June 2, 3 and 4 Mars was conjunction Neptune in house 8.
America’s Sun cycle chart progressed to May 25, 2020
Chart data is March 19, 2020 at 10. 49.35pm EST (38N53; 77W01 – Washington)
Sun is in house 4. Mars and Pluto rule the people (house 1) and Uranus is in house 6.
On May 25 progressed Sun at 5 Gemini 15 in house 7 was semisextile Uranus in house 6 (police officers). At 11.00am EDT on May 26 the Sun moved to form a parallel aspect with Mars and at 5.00am EDT on May 27 the Sun formed a sesquisquare aspect with Mars. The Sun-Mars parallel aspect was active till June 2.
America’s Gemini lunation chart progressed to May 25, 2020
Chart data is May 23, 2020 at 1.38.40pm EDT (38N53; 77W01 – Washington)
The lunation in house 9 (social media and churches) is square Mars (brute strength and moronic obedience) in house 6 (police officers). Mars (violence) is the cusp ruler of house 8 (death). Uranus – Twitter, Snapchat and surprise moves – is in house 9.
On May 25 progressed Sun was parallel Pluto (threats and curfews) and at 2.00am on May 26 the Sun moved to form a square aspect with Mars in house 6. At 6.00pm EDT on May 27 the Sun formed a semisextile aspect with Uranus. This Sun-Uranus aspect was active till 8.00pm on May 29. The Sun-Pluto parallel aspect reached peak power on May 31 and was active till June 9.
On May 29 Twitter hides a tweet (house 9) by Donald Trump from his profile, saying it violates rules about glorifying violence (Sun-Mars); on June 1 Donald Trump threatens (Pluto) to bring in the army (Mars) to quell the unrest (Uranus); on June 2 peaceful protestors in Washington DC are tear gassed as Donald Trump strolls through a park to have his photo taken (Neptune) outside an historic church (house 9) brandishing a bible; and on June 3 Snapchat stops featuring Donald Trump’s comments (house 9) in the app’s Discover section stating it would ‘not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice’.
America’s Mars-Neptune conjunction chart
Chart data is June 13, 2020 at 9.13.05am EST (38n53; 77W01)
Mars – the planet of violence and police – is conjunction Neptune – the planet of tear gas and peaceful protests – in house 8 (death). The Moon – planet of the everyday people – is conjunction Mars and Neptune and Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto are in house 6. Mars is cusp ruler of house 9 and Uranus is in house 9.
This chart went live on May 25 and reaches peak power on June 13. It acted as a catalyst and timed when George Floyd’s killing by a white police officer would be vividly captured on video and posted to social media. The chart is active till July 2, 2020.
America’s Aquarian Age chart
Chart data is: January 19, 1881 at 3.56.42pm EST (77W01; 38N53)
Mars is in house 6 and Uranus in house 3 (the press) is co-ruler of house 8 (death) and house 9 (social media).
On May 25 progressed Mars at 20 Aries 02 and 6N30 in house 10 (Donald Trump) was parallel birth chart Uranus at 7N18 in house 3; and transit Sun at 5 Gemini 15 in house 11 was semisquare progressed Mars.
On May 26 progressed Moon moved to form a semisquare aspect with progressed Uranus at 9 Virgo 51 stimulating the Mars-Uranus parallel.
In America protests at George Floyd’s killing immediately erupted and within days the shock and anger went global with protests at police brutality and racial injustice taking place in London, Berlin, Athens, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Rotterdam, Madrid, Sydney, Auckland, Cape Town and Nairobi.
The Moon-Uranus aspect reaches peak power on June 23 and ends July 20, 2020.
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