Egypt: Eating Shit or Revolution?
|There’s been a creative explosion of graffiti in Cairo post-January 25|
“Given a choice between eating shit or eating shit, most Egyptians have decided they’re not hungry,” Omar Kamel, Egyptian activist.
He was talking about the phony elections held in Egypt over the weekend. Astrology can be pretty depressing sometimes, since the tight hold of the (hidden and powerful) military junta has been what one would expect given the dominance of the 12th house of secrets in the Egyptian chart.
I ended one of my previous pieces on Egypt by pointing out that the opposition needed to stay very organised (Saturnian) in order to win the fight. Unfortunately, like the rest of the world right now, Egypt is finding it difficult to find a real leader. Successful change comes when you have Nelson Mandela or Mahatma Gandhi to inspire and guide a country to a new place. And frankly, those souls don’t come along too often.
I pointed out in my first piece on Egypt that the country was having a Saturn Return as they ousted Mubarak – and that President Sadat’s assassination had also taken place on a Saturn Return. In other words, at each Saturn Return since the establishment of the modern Egyptian state, the leader has been replaced.
n the Egyptian national chart*, Saturn is powerfully placed in Libra and in the second house of values. Saturn is still going through Libra now, although it is long past the natal Saturn. Still this means that the repercussions of Mubarak’s removal are not settled yet. When Saturn leaves Libra in October, things may settle down back into the bad old ways of oppression and depression. But I don’t think so.
Egypt’s crucial Saturn (9° Libra), which represents a country’s foundations, laws, regulations is under attack by Uranus-Pluto this month. As we know, Uranus is the planet of revolution, and Pluto is the planet of fear. Both are at angry angles to the Egyptian Saturn. Things could be explosive. This time it’s not going to go according to the script. With Uranus involved, anything could happen – including extreme suppression and a violent popular reaction.
ranus is currently in Aries for the first time since the 1920s. This is about new starts and about change. It’s also about individualism. This energy is exaggerated by the passage of Pluto like a laser sweeping through Capricorn, the sign of governance. As we can see around the globe right now, any attempt to maintain the status quo is being challenged; government’s are wobbling.
Just to remind you: here are the exact squares between Uranus and Pluto, and the whole of the next few years will have these clashes as a backbeat. The final clash between these two at 15° exactly squares Egypt’s natal Uranus in Cancer.
For Egypt, the change is not over.