Zeitgeist: Women in Power
|The defence ministers of Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Germany.|
Here a picture truly does say a thousand words. You don’t need me to explain why it’s momentous.
The photograph was taken on Saturday February 1 at around 3pm and on the telephone of the Dutch minister. From left to right Ine Eriksen Søreide (Norway), Karin Enström (Sweden), Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (Netherlands) and Ursula von der Leyen (Germany): European defense ministers. It went viral on twitter this week.
Among the most powerful people in the world today: Angela Merkel (Chancellor of Germany), Dilma Rousseff (President of Brazil), Christine Lagarde (Head of the IMF) and Janet Yellen (Chairman of the Federal Reserve). This roll call would have been unthinkable just a decade ago.
Pallas Athena is, of course, the female warrior. She is the goddess of wisdom and strategy and surely the patron of any minister of defence – male or female. She is opposite Neptune (the camera) and the Moon lights up the opposition.
Pallas is in practical, skilful Virgo in the house of communications. You can’t help thinking Pallas wanted to be seen. The Pisces stellium – Mercury, Neptune, Moon, Chiron – is in the 9th house of broadcasting. This picture is a message.
Venus is in Capricorn. In itself this is a symbol of a woman in the seat of power, and on the day she had just turned forward away from Pluto. And meanwhile, the goddess of the sacred flame, the home fire is conjunct Mars, the god of war. Mars is, of course, currently in Libra, Venus’s own sign.
Part of the change in consciousness that astrologers believe is happening during this Uranus-Pluto square is this change in the role of women. I wrote a post about this a while ago: Why Uranus-Pluto Is A Feminist Aspect.