I never tire of watching the way that astrology operates in life. Before looking at the astrology of the present revelations, let me make a few comments on my thoughts about the revelations coming from WikiLeaks. Some have called this a ‘historians dream and a diplomats nightmare.’ Right now, when you Google WikiLeaks, you get zilch. Governments are doing all they can to stop this ‘terrible intrusion into diplomat’s private thoughts’ and of course, everyone is complaining about ‘damage to national security.’ What I find interesting is that what is coming out is, to me, a bit reassuring and sometimes just plain obvious. It’s like seeing that the emperor has no clothes. Is this the disaster it is being made out to be? It hasn’t revealed anything nefarious. It’s not like in the 60’s and 70’s when coups and assassinations were being planned by the U.S. government. In fact, what is coming out is that for the most part, the U.S. policies we are being told about are basically what is really happening. It is what a rational person would expect. Diplomats are being shown to be sharp, well-informed, lucid and astute. Maybe they are more aware and better than many of us thought?
The biggest news that is coming out is that the Arab leaders are very concerned about Iran and, in fact, are so concerned that they are telling the U.S. that they would support military action. No doubt they are embarrassed and don’t want their real feelings to be made public, but does it hurt the U.S.? In fact, it confirms the U.S. argument against Iran that they are a de-stabilizing force in the region, and that they are not acting on behalf of the whole Middle East which is the exact opposite of what Iran is contending. They have spouted all sorts of statements saying that they are representing the entire Middle East and that position cannot any longer be regarded as real. The one who is the angriest about all of this has to be Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The world now knows that he and Iran are feared and hated by the Arab world. It seems like a good outcome to me. By the way, please feel free to comment on my view of this in the section below.
What is interesting astrologically about the timing of this is the transits that have brought it about. Mars entered Sagittarius in late October and was followed by Mercury on Nov. 9, 2010. They joined together on Nov. 20, which empowered and strengthened both. Mercury in Sag. is going to tell the truth as the particular person sees it. It can exaggerate and over-generalize, but it is mostly accused of a lack of discretion, not for overt lying. It does exaggerate its beliefs and can ignore those petty facts that ruin those wonderful belief systems that we all know and love, but in our hearts, we aren’t lying. When it is conjunct to Mars though, it becomes highly assertive and even combative. On top of that, when both square expansive Jupiter (Nov. 25) they become very eccentric and rebellious. This is just not a time for keeping secrets. Squares create stress and this is when it is next to impossible to hold back speaking ‘truth to power.’
Things seem to be exploding now and the founder is soon to be captured. The planets that have brought all this about will soon enter into the more discretionary sign of Capricorn so I imagine these events are about to end. They have already been reduced. Mercury is in Capricorn now and Mars joins it on Dec. 7, 2010, so we’ll see if this shuts down WikiLeaks for good. And yet, its effects will be significant for years, perhaps. We just are unlikely to know what they are. Too bad, is my view. Truth is a good thing and the severe reaction to truth makes me even more in favor of it. I wonder if it would be a good thing if the games played in diplomacy were a bit less and the truth was a bit more important. Most will disagree, but hey, I have Jupiter and my Ascendant in Sagittarius and it squares Mercury. Blabbing the truth is what I like to do, even if at times, I choose to be restrained in what I say. Yet, it is always hard to do.
New Moon in Sagittarius
We have just had a New Moon which occurred on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 9:36am PST at 12° of Sagittarius. A New Moon marks the beginning of a new cycle that affects a person in whatever area or house it occurs. It lasts for a month and goes through very definite phases. The house it is in is likely to really affect the affairs of that house most of all. But this month has a significant square in it which creates intense and surprising action. Mars is in square relationship with Jupiter and Uranus. Uranus brings surprises and upsets and includes things that are unexpected and shocking. Furthermore, on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, that same Mars will conjunct Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn and accelerate even further whatever seed is being planted now. The key will be connected to balancing out speaking what you feel is truthful while knowing when to hold back for practical reasons. Under these transits this may be very difficult, but when we are dealing with the highly intense energies of Pluto, it is often highly advisable. In other words, the planets moving into Capricorn remind us of the importance of being strategic while being truthful when appropriate. Sometimes when change is in the offing, we must be careful and plan when we can. High tension between the two tendencies is to be expected now.
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