Jupiter is currently speeding through Aries since its abrupt entrance on Jan 22nd. A quick thought - Since Jupiter represents the principle of faith and expansion, and Aries is noted for its active and resolute nature, it seems entirely apt that we are seeing on the streets of Libya, Bahrain and other Middle East countries the courage to overcome fear and act decisively in the face of tyrannical power. Jupiter remains in Aries until June 5th.
With the news that President Mubarak of Egypt has stepped down today, after weeks of mass protest across the country, it is instructive to look at the birthchart of the modern Republic. Transiting Uranus (planet of freedom and rebellion) at 28 degrees Pisces has been squaring the chart's Sun (it's leader, identity and vitality) since earlier this year, symbolising disruptive or sudden change, unrest and the promise of greater freedom.
As we predicted in our '2011: The Year Ahead' talk on Jan 6th, Jupiter moving into Aries in late January and approaching the square to Pluto in Capricorn (in late February) would bring the spirit of defiance onto the streets to protest against the power of the state. We didn't predict where this would happen though :-)
In true Jupiterian fashion, this spirit is likely to spread more widely as it moves towards the exact square over the next couple of weeks.
Kris Lee and Graham Boston are astrologers who help run Aquarius Severn.
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