Things Start Breakin' Down

The Longest Arm of the Cross, the transit of revolutionary (Uranus) and deep-structure (Pluto) change, is upon us. APTOPIX Mideast Egypt Protest The rebellion in Tunisia has spread to Egypt. Yemen is seething, Jordan is restive, and the Saudi royals are getting very nervous.

As the resentment among the populations of these long-simmering Arab states boils over, the Uranus-Pluto square feels far less theoretical than it did even a few weeks ago. We are watching, in real time, the clash between ordinary people (Uranus) and the cartels that control them (Pluto). (For a cartel in a golf cart, see the photo at right. Did you know that W’s affectionate nickname for Hosni Mubarak was “Hose?”).

In corridors of power all over the world, there’s a mad scramble to decide how to respond. First-World politicians and pundits who have built their careers on platitudes about democracy are getting the chance to put their allegiances where their mouths are.

At six degrees of Capricorn, Pluto is opposed to Jupiter (international affairs; ideology) in the chart of the USA right now, heading straight for its Sun. It will be interesting to watch the reaction of Uncle Sam to this turbulence in its client states. What will ordinary Americans make of it? Geopolitically naïve in the best of times, xenophobic in the worst of times, most Americans have historically been clueless about this part of the world. They seem to blandly accept Washington’s deep abiding friendship with Saudi Arabia, never mind that the place is a feudal monarchy where you can get your hand chopped off for stealing a sack of grain. Mubarak’s Egypt, too, was labeled a“friendly” regime, despite the fact that his people suffered for thirty years under the iron thumb of a military rulership known for its torture chambers and secret police.

For Americans who watch the mainstream news, the word “dictatorship” equates not to Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia or Jordan; but to Cuba. This isn’t because Cubans themselves consider their country a dictatorship, nor is it because Americans would find the term apt, either, were they to actually go see the place with their own eyes. It’s because the Cuban government doesn’t kowtow to Washington.

The engine behind the US government’s “good-guy/bad guy” evaluations is, of course, petro-political and military; not ideological. For all the State Department’s high-minded huffing and puffing (the American chart’s Sagittarius rising is great for moral posturing), Washington’s interest in Egypt has nothing to do with democracy and everything to do with the Suez Canal.

Moreover, Egypt has proven handy as an out-of-the-way place to stash torture victims. Although it’s been public knowledge for years, this dirty piece of business has been all-but-absent amidst the American commentary about the Egyptian situation, unmentioned both by media pundits and the man-on-the-street. It’s hard to believe that Americans could be so naive as to imagine that Washington picked Egypt for this hideous purpose without any knowledge that Mubarak tortured his own state enemies.

The Obama administration is being criticized for being inconsistent and stumbling in its reaction to the revolution, as if that were the worst of it. Apparently, the really relevant issues — including the shameful practice of rendition, and the strategic importance to Washington of Egypt’s geography – have been designated off-limits to analysis. Too many worms in those cans.

While juntas that pose minimal strategic risk to the US ruling class (such as Burma) elicit all manner of holier-than-thou condemnation from Washington, the repressive Arab dictatorships –- absurdly termed “moderate” in official euphemism –- have been given a pass. The power of that magic phrase “US ally” is such that senators who regularly heap calumnies on Venezuela’s leadership have not batted an eye about Uncle Sam’s brutal puppet regimes in the Middle East and North Africa. There’s been not a peep of dissent in Congress over the bankrolling of Mubarak and his thugs. Under the past six US presidents, Egypt ranked second only to Israel as a recipient of US military aid.

From self-described “conservatives” among the US populace, the response to such uses of taxpayer money has been inconsistent to the point of schizophrenic. Whether through rank hypocrisy or good ol’ American ignorance, their attitudes defy moral logic; even pragmatic logic. They’re outraged to the point of apoplexy about the expenditure of even a couple of million dollars on something like social services for immigrants, yet these righteous citizens seem serenely unperturbed by the 1.3 billion dollars a year, for the past thirty years, that gets spent to prop up a despot in Egypt. It’s astounding, really. A billion-and-a-third dollars annually. During a deep recession.

Now that the tinderbox is starting to explode, things will start moving very fast. I suspect it will become harder and harder for the propagandists’ story lines to keep up with global events. There will doubtless be efforts on the part of the US and its allies to halt the momentum of other popular uprisings (which extend, at this writing, to Libya, Iran , Algeria and Pakistan) inspired by the success in Tahrir Square and to play dirty tricks behind-the-scenes to control them; all in the name of “stability.” But such attempts will be increasingly strained. I go into detail about this in my new lecture “Uranus Squared.”

We can expect media distortions in those countries, like the USA, where the powers-that-be have much to lose from genuine democracy. But in the age of the internet, global opinion is hard to control; as has been boldly demonstrated by WikiLeaks (discussed in February’s Skywatch). Too much is happening, during these years of the Cardinal Cross, for the old guard to stay one step ahead of change.

Astrological symbolism will help us keep our heads above the fray. From the planets involved, we can see the energy in the streets of Tunis and Cairo as an example of explosive (Uranus) evolution (Pluto) at work. Seen as a manifestation of the Uranus-Pluto square, even the most disruptive events are revealed to be nothing more nor less than a new chapter of life on Earth unfolding.

Uranus and Pluto were conjunct in the sky during the mid-1960s, as the Rolling Stones sang “Things start breakin’ down.” That conjunction has now evolved into a square; as the collective consciousness of the ’60s has evolved into that of the 2010s. If we do our part, these breakdowns will turn into breakthroughs.

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janet
janet

Powerfully underlying the restlessness and desperation of the ordinary people in many countries is the exporting of US QE inflation into commodities, into food prices, the poor and what were the middleclass worldwide are suffering. I have been seeing the action of the cardinal cross as being very beneficial and I am now concerned that the actions under its influence have been and will be brutal.

jessica
jessica

Thanks for checking in, Joseph. I talk about the Jasmine Rallies in my latest lecture, "Uranus Squared" (see Announcements [above, right]), and will be posting a blog soon about the latest events in this Uranus-Pluto riff of uprisings. It is something to be living in times that change this fast, isn't it? Blessings of the Dark of the Moon, Jessica

Joseph
Joseph

Jessica...where ARE you? We need your wise words at this important time.

Suzy
Suzy

Thank you, again/always, Jessica, for your wisdom and thoughtful writing. I don't have the depth of understanding of Astrology I often wish I had, but I do remember, altho it was about 60 years ago, my grade school history classes learning about "The Cradle of Civilization," and those two glorious rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates, and how much of our western civilization began in those highly learned lands. What has been committed in the name of "progress, stability, development" by industrialized western world makes me weep. Thinking of A. Roy's Guide to Imperialism, and hope we are learning, finally, to live and appreciate our common humanity.

Kathy
Kathy

There is such a saner, broader view of Egypt and the unrest in the Middle East, as well as, lists of other things, available in the alt media, existing primarily online and therefore vulnerable to things like killswitches in the name of manufactured viruses. The main thing the eugenicist, globalist Anglo-Saxon agenda establishment wants to block you from is the TRUTH. There's so much mis- and disinformation out there it's brain-scrambling, not to mention very scary and hard on the nervous system. I mean, how far broke down is it going to get?, is a big question. Each person HAS to investigate deeply the causes for the world's ills for themselves and act accordingly. But, the thing that's required for most of us, is to act in some way. Whether it's an internal or external act, don't hold back. Now is not the time for silence, nor complacency, nor weakness. The idea that my country and my planet could go away because of the treachery and hubris of my fellow humans is something I will make some noise about.

Terri
Terri

THEY DID IT!!!! I am soooo proud and pleased for the Egyptian people that they have finally broken free of an oppressor. I am sooo thrilled to be able to come here for insight on the times we are going through on Mother Earth. Jessica, I have shared your information on my Facebook page because I want others to be able to educate themselves on our present and future, astrologically. I wonder who/what is next in this Pluto/Uranus situation? Only time will tell. I will be checking in to your website, Jessica! Thank you!!! Terri

sistertongue
sistertongue

Dear all: I received an e-mail that some are not getting through to the article from global research website I placed in my last reply. I just tested it and the page comes up just fine. If you are having trouble, go to: http://globalresearch.ca and then page down to the article "Obama Launches Total Takeover of Media System." The war on the american people is most likely to be conducted by cutting off our avenues of communication. And this is the first salvo. I appreciate Jessica's site as it is a community gathering place for realizing our larger social/political/economic issues related to the stars, which is a rarity among websites. Hopefully, with guidance such as hers and continued input from each other, we can stay ahead of the game and begin taking anticipatory actions, rather than constantly viewing the events in our personal and communal lives in retrospect. in light, amelia

jessica
jessica

Dear SisterTongue et al, A lecture is coming out in a few days that talks about this (check the Lectures Page). The re-entry of Uranus and Jupiter into Aries as we move into the exact square with Pluto is telling us about how freedom of the internet is becoming the key issue to watch where political freedom is concerned. Jessica

sistertongue
sistertongue

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=23150 This links to the FCC's recent decision regarding Obama's request to take over all forms of communication: cell phones, tv's, internet, etc., at will, for whatever reason the government deems is necessary for national security. Looks like my little personal freakout over inaccessibility to the internet (see my previous reply Feb 6.), may have had more immediate intuitive knowing content than I realized.

Gregory Schubert
Gregory Schubert

http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/43610.html This links to an article on the Australian public broadcasting service's news website by an Australian-born Egyptian, Waleed Aly, who is a lecturer in politics at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, where he also works within the Global Terrorism Research Centre. I have posted the link here because the astrological big picture, as outlined by Jessica in a number of her recent articles and lectures, i.e. the Pluto-Uranus square and Jupiter's role as it moves through early Aries, forms such an excellent background for interpreting and comprehending Waleed Aly's article.

Lisa
Lisa

Jessica, Can you please provide footnote or source for the, "1.3 billion dollars a year, for the past thirty years, that gets spent to prop up a despot in Egypt." ? Thank you.

John
John

I want to weigh in on this, but I'm not seeing a lot to add to Jessica's accutate (as usual) insight. On a gut level, though, I'm really feeling sick of watching the bad guys dish out the same old phony baloney. I never cease to be amazed at just how many of "mah fellow Uhmerrycans" still buy the smelly pile of !#*$!!*!. But then, I was actually suprised that ANYBODY actually voted for reagan way back (not so far, actually) in 1980. Egypt today. Are we next? Well, are we??? I don't think that wev'e got the sense or the backbone for it, yet... sincerely hoping that it doesn't come to that degree of chaos. The question is, what will the sleeping sheep do if they suddenly can't sleep anymore and really see and feel the burn. Peace...? hope so...

sistertongue
sistertongue

The Hopi elders wrote a long time ago: "Do not look outside yourself for the leader. . . . Where are you living? What are you doing? What are your relationships? Are you in right relation? Where is your water? Know your garden . . Create your community . . ." These aren't lofty ideas, they are real, practical solutions. And they are a lot simpler than we make them out to be.

Robert
Robert

Where do we go from here? What can we do? What products, services, community do we create to change the situation we are in economically and globally as so we can become a better world community? Jessica points out that the plutonian influences are bringing down what is no longer viable. That is speaking for itself. All we have to do is look around. The people are aroused in the Middle East and here in the US. Wha can we do to avoid hurting each other? Will the coming unity consciousness of the 9th day of the Mayan calender enable us to find the answers? Will we create new energy sources, new understandings that call us to recognize we all are part of the same ONE, no matter our perspectives and colours we percieve as individuals that light? Will, as Jessica indicated, the movement and awareness that the flower children initiated mature and come fruition? Much of my life I put that hope on the "back burner." The petals faded, the honey lost its scent and the seed went unnoticed. Will the Uranian fires and all the other conditions of the sky and earth arouse it again? This time world wide? I pray it be so!

Anon And Ever
Anon And Ever

I do agree with your analysis, things are starting to break down and their famous “System of the Great Whore” is goin’ into pieces... But it won’t be a game or a dinner into an estate... What really interests me is the reaction by the agencies in charge in this world: They have **no** solution, no solution at all for any problem in this world, that makes us all undrestand their time is passed for theyc annot propose anything creative... Another observation: Today’s governments only want to maintain themselves in charge with no future perspective. We live in the world of the impossible change while change would be the most neede thing. No government is capable of a real change, even the ones that consider themselves critic of the actual state are capable of change and cannot but opress their citizxens, if even they may consider them so that is citizens...

Robert
Robert

Dear Jessica, I think I am beginning to understand. After I read "Soulsick Nation" I paid much more attention to the world around me, this country and the state of our union. I look these events as an American of course andtheir impact on me. Not that I hadn't given thought to this before, but your book served to outline these things more clearly. For years the powers of the world have been centered around the US/Europe and the old Soviet system that grew out of the cold war. We both built an industrial war machine during WW2 and maintained a rivalry for a time that extracted alot of influence and resources from the rest of the world between us both during that cold war empire building period. The world's economic and military/foreign policies spun on the axis that our 2 ideologies defined for it. Day and night was as plain to see as east and west. That is changing. Corporate Plutocracy grew and was further enabled by all of this activity and now would now determine where the future manufacturing and investments will occur, what nations will be favored based on availability of cheap labor and resources and what leadership will best facilitate their agendas. China has proven itself to be a productive bee hive of human resources and an ideal platform for this "task at hand." It is a new player in the world that has proven beneficial to such a system. Profits shown in the stock market are no longer an accurate indication of the economy here at home. These special interests influence our goverments decisions. They are catalysts that act in their own interests. Hence our wars and puppet governments placed around the world as they scramble for resources. Afghanistan sits on perhaps up to 3 trillion dollars worth of rare earths. Motivation perhaps for our policies there? Islam acting in independance is a wild card. It is a radical element, and I don't mean that in a religious sense as I am applying that word here. I mean that is not so easily bought off when those who practice it's tenets are in power and adhere to its ethics. It is a stone thrown in the works of the machine and causes the "system" to freeze up! Muslims are starting to have had enough of the foreign influence and non Islamic values this old axis had imposed on them and their economies. They will determine for themselves what is valuable to them and pursue their own vision for their world. One that has its own interests apart from the rest. Our relationships with it carry their own legacy of distrust stemming back to the Crusades. "Our actions regarding Israel is another issue that I won't address here. It is a complex and inflamatory subject." We can change and adopt new attitudes ourselves by including others as we raise our awareness. Re-awaken ourselves as people with clear values and ethics too by not allowing manipulative forces to determine who leads us and establishes for us our policies as a nation and behaviors as people. We can reclaim our rule of law overour nation and ourselves. The world can take these opportunities brought about by these changes in front of it and re-establish mutually beneficial and non-adversarial relationships. We can get rid of the bags of rocks we've been carrying around that has been dragging us down with a legacy of fearul policies that were handed down to us from the cold war years which have benefited and enabled a parasitical form of capitalism that literally pits governments agains the interests of their own populations. We can be more objective and fair everywhere in the world. These is my own personal understanding of the situation we are currently in and the hopes I have for a positive outcome. I hope I understand it correctly. Thank you for the lessons and the light you bring into focus with your work. Sincerely, Robert

fineartgalaxy
fineartgalaxy

Happy New Year Jessica and Everybody !!!!!! Thank you always for your insights. Change is here and to stay, for the better. Peace and Light to all.

sistertongue
sistertongue

Yes, very timely. The star patterns are clear. And, as you have noted, we will see how the powers that be respond. I am writing to note that, since this morning, despite my computer's statements that I am connected to the internet, I cannot gain access to my own website, hosted through wordpress. Huh, strange. Then I started experimenting. I CAN access individual websites (like this one), but when I try to connect to any of the major community sites (facebook, twitter, myspace) where the commoners all gather to share info (Uranus), none of them comes up. Now, I am totally willing to accept that my personal little universe has crashed. That's fine. However, as we know, governments have the capacity to block the travel of information (as Egypt did) and we have all known for a long time that our military/industrial complex new "war strategies" are targeting the internet as their next frontier for domination and control. Just wondering if anyone else is noticing a disruption in connecting/communicating. And, if not now, perhaps we should be watching for this as a strategy to keep the spread of rebellion against domination under the command of those who wish to retain power.

freeforall
freeforall

Awesome to see "astrology in action," and know that change is here.

Lauren
Lauren

Thank you for your crisp, clear insight into our shared humanity; and your wise and caring council offering us the opportunity to grow in wisdom.

Joseph Dispenza
Joseph Dispenza

Your brilliant (as usual) is a call to arms...within, of course. Thank you, Jessica