Uranus square Pluto: Tahrir Square comes to Washington?

This is exciting. The organizers aim to begin a continuous presence on October 6th in Freedom Square, Washington, D.C., only two blocks from the Wbite House. Directly inspired by the Mid-East, they also follow in the footsteps of the ongoing action in Madison, Wisconsin where yesterday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld that state’s new antiunion law.

I set up a astrological chart for noon in D.C. on October 6th, and lo and behold, on that very day the Sun (which moves one degree per day) will be closing in on 14° Libra, conjunct the Saturn of the U.S.A. chart and closely trine the transit Moon at 12° Aquarius.

I have a feeling that this harmonious Sun/Moon relationship will hearken an ease of communication between the collective mood (Moon) and those who elect to demonstrate for all of us (Sun) with their bodies, minds, and hearts — and sleeping bags!

Ever since late November, 2010, the transit of Saturn (which takes 29.5 years to make one revolution), has been observing a “Saturn return,” for the U.S., crisscrossing its natal position at 13° Libra. This hard-nosed, in your face, unrelenting pressure for justice in the U.S. will complete in August 2011. A month later, in late September, transit Mercury will cross over that same degree, by now deeply sensitized, and then, voila, the Sun itself will light up that degree, on the very day this protest is due to launch. Terrific synchronicity!

And all this is still mere prelude to the wrenching, slow- or fast-motion Uranus square Pluto crack-up of the global systems that have, for so long, so insidiously and so brutally, created an urgent, imperative, renewed call for Saturn in Libra justice and equality for all.

The Revolution Will Not Be Deactualized

By Ted Rall (about the author) Page 1 of 3 page(s)


June 15, 2011

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Oct. 6th: Will Tahrir Square Come to Washington?

I used to work for Democratic candidates. I was campus activist. I marched in protests.

But, in the 1980s, I quit politics. I was fed up. The Left was impotent and inept. They didn’t want to change things. They were content with theater. Bad theater at that: dorks on stilts, boring speakers, stupid slogans, the same old chants. “The people, united, will never be defeated!”

Except–we were defeated. We didn’t even fight.

Our protests were poorly attended. The media ignored us. And we always lost. Even the Democrats didn’t care about us or our opinions. By the time Bill Clinton won in 1992, the progressive wing of the party was good for one thing: voting Democratic.

Along with millions of others, I drifted away.

Now, finally, for the first time in decades, I am excited.

We can change everything. Here. In America. Now.

People are rising up in Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan and Syria. Patriotic Afghans, Iraqis and Yemenis are fighting puppet dictators propped by U.S. military occupation. They demand an end to violent, corrupt governments that serve themselves but not their citizens. People in the Middle East and European countries such as Greece refuse to accept systemic poverty and unemployment so that a tiny slice of corrupt, well-connected elites can continue to amass wealth.

Why just in other countries? Why not here?

Why can’t we have a Tahrir Square?

Lord knows we need one.

Here in the United States, corrupt politicians and their corporate overlords have raped the wealthiest nation in the history of civilization, reducing one out of five Americans to unemployment as the income of the rich skyrockets. They tell us our schoolchildren must do with less, that we cannot afford to see doctors when we are ill; meanwhile they start prolonged, seemingly endless wars of aggression against nations that posed no threat whatsoever: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and now Yemen.

Did you know that Egypt and Tunisia had lower unemployment and disparity of income than the United States?

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