We are approaching a New Moon in Aquarius on the 2nd of February. The New Moon is closely aligned with Mars, the planet of anger, war, demonstrations, and fire. The active protests in Tunis were inflamed and inspired by the self-immolation of fruit vendor, Mohamed Bouazizi after his cart was destroyed by police, and they slapped his face. He had dropped out of school to help support his family the only way available to him, by selling fruit and vegetables in the street. Harassed by authorities for illegally selling in the streets, in debt for far more than he could possibly afford, he went to the authorities for help where he was made to feel powerless and humiliated... and so he set himself on fire as an act of desperation.... igniting anger, and frustration throughout the region.
In times of extreme Aquarius, news, anger, revolt, can spread with the speed of electric currents, and erupt spontaneously like bolts of lightning.
Protests and challenges in Tunis, Egypt and now Yemen have been fueled and strategically organized by, and advised through the internet, whether on Twitter or Facebook, or by mass emails. The irrevocability of the unity of humanity, is placing the power back into the hands of the people, and away from the oligarchy. This is the stuff of Aquarius, with ruler, Uranus, approaching its square to regime toppling Pluto, combined with Jupiter in warrior sign Aries, and the New Moon aligned with Mars. This is the stuff of which revolutions are made.
Although these protests seem sudden... they have been building up for years. This is what happens with Uranus/Pluto. Those things that you may have tolerated up until now, because you thought yourself powerless... eventually reach their tipping point of discomfort, and will no longer be tolerated. With the successful regime change in Tunisia, there was a sense of hope, and sense of charged unity and ambition, that has incited the Egyptian populace to dare to step out of the stability of their lives, and into a state of revolution. Part of the reason, is that their lives are not secure or comfortable... with high prices for food staples and severely low wages... people go to sleep hungry, and hunger leads to revolt.
And then, thousands of Yemenis took to the streets on Thursday to demand that their president resign after being in power since 1978. The protests and organized resistance in Egypt and Tunisia have inspired the Yemeni demonstrators as revolutionary fervor has spread across the Arab world. Up till now, the US government has notoriously supported the crippling dictatorships in these countries, however according to the Washington Post, the Obama administration is now openly supporting the protesters and their freedom of peaceful assembly and speech.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that "the Egyptian government has an important opportunity . . . to respond to the legitimate needs and interests of the Egyptian people." She urged "the Egyptian authorities not to prevent peaceful protests or block communications, including on social media sites."
Asked whether the administration supports Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs replied only: "Egypt is a strong ally."
Administration officials say they will pursue a dual-track approach in the coming weeks, both speaking with civil activists in Egypt and meeting with officials to encourage reform in the bellwether Arab nation.
Such an approach comes with a degree of risk in the region, where democratic reforms have often empowered well-organized Islamist movements at odds with U.S. objectives. As a result, the United States has often favored the stability of authoritarian allies in the Middle East over the uncertainty of democratic change.
Welcome to the dawning of the Uranus square Pluto era. Fuelled perhaps by Jupiter’s recent entrance into Aries, and thisNew Moon aligned with Mars.... Uranus square Pluto is Revolution... In effect through 2015, the revolution has just begun.