Thursday, October 20, 2011
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: AGGRESSION AND WAR
This essay is provided in answer to a reader who wanted to know:
"..war of US/Israel against
..is it possible to do anything astrologically.." Iran
MARS is posited in the sign GEMINI in the 7TH HOUSE of others. Upon the Intellectual Plane, Mars represents the spirit of enterprise, energy, and courage. The 7th is an angular house and therefore powerful, lending the talents of the
to be mechanical in the highest degree and to possess an unconquerable, untiring, energy, and potent will. United States
Upon the Intellectual Plane, Gemini signifies the union of reason with intuition and those people and countries dominated by its influx express the highest mental state of embodied humanity. No country on the earth has produced a document (Mercury, Gemini's ruler) of liberty and freedom such as the
has done with the brilliant Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights. United States of America
The Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights were based on fundamental beliefs of Ancient Masonry...not on Christianity, as so many proclaim. Thirteen of the fourteen signatories to the Constitution were members of the fraternity of Masons, whose principles include: Faith must be the center of our lives...all men and women are the children of God...no one has the right to tell another person what he or she must think or believe...each person has a responsibility to be a good citizen, obeying the law...it is important to work to make the world a better place for all...honor and integrity are keys to a meaningful life.
Mars is positioned at 21* Gemini 23' bringing it into the third decanate of the sign, depicted among the constellations by Ursa Major - the large bear - whose restless activity and omniverous nature is typical of mentality. It is huge in size to indicate the immense power that may be exercised by thought and the great things that can be accomplished through the exercise of mind. The lesson is that not only should the mind be trained, it is likewise mandatory that idealism and religion be cultivated. Failure to do so causes any efforts to crystallize, becoming self-centered. Such was the way of Nero, born with the Sun in this decanate...he who fiddled while
burned. Such has now become the fate of the USA, whose downfall is a direct result of the influence of the square between Mars in the 7th house of foreign affairs and Neptune in the 9th house of international events...an insidious combination that brings subversive factors other countries use to gain control...foreign countries that have in the past successfully sucked the USA into fighting their wars, and that are at present attempting the same. The grave error of Rome was to have ignored the admonition of President James Monroe in his Monroe Doctrine: America
"In the wars of the European powers, in matters relating to themselves, we have never taken part, nor does it comport with our policy, so to do. It is only when our rights are invaded, or seriously menaced that we resent injuries, or make preparations for our defense."
Well, not only has the
USA ignored that warning with regard to Europe, it has done so with the rest of the globe, also. To neutralize the negative energies of the Mars/Neptune square the country and its people must develop a plan and control events in order to determine the positive effects to be achieved. This cannot be done with war-mongers in power, whose fortunes are being built with forever wars, whose backers are those known as the 1%.
Looking at currently active PROGRESSIONS for the
MOON in 11th house TRINE natal URANUS in 6th house: Possibilities of an invention that could take the working class out of their daily routine; and/or a new discovery in genetics to improve health of the citizenry.
SUN in 3rd house SQUARE natal URANUS in 2012-2013. Sounds of war can be heard as those in power (SUN) are now subject to ill-considered moves. Uranus is a key trigger to war...it symbolizes fanatics, terrorists, and revolutionaries, all of whom are happily ensconced in the USA, in part due to our open borders, brought to the people by the congress and house members, few - if any - representing those who put them in office. And in large part by those same Beltway (D.C.) useless men and women who have betrayed their country, continuously undermining the freedoms with which this country was blessed...add the Supremes into the mix, as they are equally as guilty.
MERCURY retrograde in 2nd house TRINE natal MARS in 7th house. Excellent energy for budget cutting and weeding out waste, such as banks (2nd house) that should have been allowed to go under instead of being bailed out...including the foreign (7th house) banks... at taxpayers' expense...and to their detriment.
VENUS in 4th house SEXTILE natal MARS in 7th house. The political party out of power is being given an opportunity to move ahead. As both parties are corrupt it is essential that the matter be addressed and a new, uncontaminated party be brought into being.
VENUS in 4th house INCONJUNCT natal
NEPTUNE in 9th house. This contact connects the Mars/Neptune natal square and can bring war in its wake with the possibility of aggression taking place at home base. Neptune sabotages through ambivalence (opposing, conflicting feelings and attitudes), so it could be a type of civil war waged between races and/or religions...or it could be some sort of foreign invasion, with people spilling over our borders ( Neptune co-rules the 3rd house of neighboring countries).
SATURN retrograde in Scorpio in the 11th house TRINE natal VENUS in 7th house. The good old boys in congress/house bestow great financial benefit to war industries and financial aid to
allies (we don't have any, folks...the parasites have bled us dry). Did you know that congress and house members make up 1% of the wealthiest, along with their Wall Street cronies and banking buddies? Oh, yes...Saturn, planet of Greed in the house of the legislative branches, otherwise known as blood-sucking vampires. Saturn in Scorpio, known for its ruthlessness in the pursuit of goals...and other people's money. USA
MARS retrograde in Libra, in the 10th house. A retrograde Mars in the 10th house gives rise to irrational action by the executive branch. In Libra, Mars is in its detriment, thus, at a disadvantage...it means there is some weakness or incapacity to act regarding war, battlefields, and aggression which will last into 2086. The
needs to learn to make love, not war. The people need to apply the principles of the Mars achetype as it retrogrades. USA
Astrologer Bill Herbst has described a retrograde Mars as bringing us "another chance to learn about the Martian archetype in our psyches. Desire, assertion, anger, and all our aggressive impulses move into a phase of inward review for the purpose of psychological cleansing."
So then, we have the choice of forever wars or cleaning up our acts. To cleanse ourselves of negativity, Tonglen Tao breathing is an absolute must, because through it one can cleanse the body, energy and heart-mind of their accumulated negativity and revitalise and heal the entire physical organism. The following video is a guided meditation to teach love and compassion so as to effect peace on earth, good will to all. It is worth a try, is it not?
Tonglen Guided Meditation by Tulku Tsori Rinpoche