Currently Uranus is in the last minutes of the last degree of Pisces, which lends this sense of almost emotional despair. In the Guardian this week, Martin Chulov encapsulates this despair in the story of how residents of Benghazi, Libya attempted to dig through a patch of dirt in the back of a now deserted military base. “We know they’re there,” a man declared, “The people heard their voices.”
It is believed by the people that the soldiers buried dozens of people in underground vaults before they ran from the city last weekend. And so they dig, because they don’t know what else to do.
"Anyone who upset him (Colonel Gaddafi) either ended up dead on his own doorstep, or in one of these holes," said Hussein Abbas, pointing to one of the two giant mounds atop the underground cells. "We have to get these people out."
Uranus in 29° Pisces brings us to the point where we need to let go and move on. But it is also about being willing to sacrifice something for the greater good. This is necessary, we need to do this, in order for the new beginning, the new cycle, to start.
Up until now, no door, nor lock was found to the underground dungeon, but people came from far and wide to search.. in this evil place. Up until last weekend this base was occupied by thousands of soldiers until they were evicted by thousands more people armed with bulldozers and explosives.
"This camp was the darkest fear of all of Benghazi," said one man, Nouri Kaskas. "Everybody had a relative somewhere who was in one of these holes."
Uranus is coming to the end of a grand 84-year cycle, and about to embark on a new cycle in a few weeks, replete with revolutions, surprising results, new beginnings, and a great deal of excitement in store. As Uranus enters Aries this March, it will also square the Sun in Capricorn in the Libyan chart, just as it did in the Egyptian chart these past few months. A signature of a changing leadership.
On Friday, at the UN in Geneva, diplomats from Libya declared they were defecting. At an emergency meeting of the UN Human Rights Council, a Libyan diplomat asked the council to stand for a moment of silence in honor of the revolution, and then informed the council that they were all quitting the government. The Council members responded with resounding applause.
|Gustave Doré (1832-1883)|
Back here in the US, the budget crises we’ve been hearing about were caused by the banks and Wall Street. A crisis contributed to by deregulation and greed. Yet some how the workers (along with their pensions and benefits) are being blamed and held responsible for the evils of Wall Street. But if the issues have to do with a financial crisis, why attack the Unions? These Tea Party Republicans are trying to break the Unions. That’s what it has to do with it. Breaking the Unions. In Wisconsin. In Ohio. In Indiana. In Tennessee. They’re squeezing the unions by trying to eliminate collective bargaining. Denying them a voice.
In the previous election the two major donors to campaigns were the Unions (Democrats) and the Koch Brothers (Republicans). With the Unions out of the way.... well, the Koch Brothers would own the elections, and thereby the country. With the government in their pockets, the obscenely rich can become even richer... you know, eliminate regulations, not have to pay taxes, lower the minimum wage, not have to worry about the environment or worker safety. All that stuff that gets in the way of getting richer. Pluto in Capricorn begins with revealing the gross inequalities in power and wealth.
The workers paid for their benefits, and are now being given less than they paid for, and were promised. They have reluctantly agreed. After all, there’s a budget crisis, which they had no hand in creating. But they will not give up their rights to collective bargaining, without which they would have no power.
George Lakoff tried to explain the conservative mind set and moral system in the context of a ‘strict father family.’ In such a moral context, the people who are not prosperous are in the predicament they are because they don’t have discipline, and without discipline, “they cannot be moral, so they deserve their poverty. The good people are hence the prosperous people.”
Moral outrage in the time of Jupiter square Pluto has come to the US as well. In this video, Wisconsin Assembly Republicans held a vote at 1 AM in the morning this past Friday, for only a bare few seconds, forcing through Gov. Walker’s radical bill to take away workers’ rights. Right now, the only thing keeping this bill from becoming law are the state Senate Democrats, who courageously left the state in order to block the Senate from voting.
“We took an oath to protect the members of our community. This is not a budget issue this is a civil rights issue. We know pretty well who you work for Mr. Walker, let me tell you who we work for, we work for all of these people here. We’re not here to do your bidding, we’re here to do their bidding. This is not your house Mr. Walker, this is all our house.”