2/11/11. Oh what a day for a revolution. The people of Egypt are free, sort of. Their persistence and desire to rid themselves of their president of this past 30 years, Hosni Mubarak resulted in Mubarak vacating his position, abdicating rule to his appointed successor, Vice President, Omar Suleiman (Cancer 7/2/36). Suleiman as I have noted before has a very strong astrological connection to the US, with his Sun conjunct the US Sun in Cancer. His natal Moon (Sag) sits very close to the US ascendant in Sag. Mercury in Gemini at 19 degrees is just two degrees off the US Mars in Gemini at 21 degrees. This is worth noting as he has been instrumental in arranging rendition flights to Egypt (travel/torture). His natal Mars is at 4 degrees Cancer, just one degree off the US Natal Venus of Cancer at 3 degrees. He has Jupiter in Sag at 19 degrees, again resting in the US first house, but it is retrograde.
He is an apparent extension of Mubarak, the people of Egypt know this and are not going to be placated by his insertion, but he is going to be much harder to dislodge than Mubarak, based on the close conjunctions of his chart with the USA chart. If the Egyptians want to be truly rid of all things Mubarak, including Suleiman, deposing him will be no cake walk.
In addition to the tight conjunctions, Pluto is trining his natal Uranus in Taurus. Uranus is THE planet of revolution and Mubarak is a Taurus. In essence he is getting some serious celestial support to succeed Mubarak via revolution. Pluto however is also opposing his natal Sun and will get within two degrees of complete opposition later this Summer. He will in some ways embody the ongoing conflict of the rising Plutocracy (Pluto in Cap) and the opposition of grass roots movements and the will of the little folk (Cancer).
Suleiman has stepped into an archetypal struggle of order and rule versus self-determination and personal sovereignty, which is going to be played out across the planet in the days, months and years to come. This is not a personal belief per se, but what I have been able to determine and track over the last few years. These are the facts as I see them. No one is advocating revolution or overthrow, but this is a function of consciousness at a scale that very few of us can comprehend.
My FB buddy, Bryan H posted an image of Titan, a Moon of Jupiter that looks like Earth’s little sister today. It was an interesting post, because what I believe he was tapping into, was titanic forces at play. This is not your basic banana republic revolution. This is something much bigger
Suleiman also happens to be the name of “Sulieman The Magnificient.” Suleiman was the most ambitious ruler of The Ottoman Empire, leading and winning a series of battles that extended as far as Vienna, where he took on The Habsburgs. He spoke six languages and was an accomplished poet and goldsmith. He completely re-wrote canonical law and became a patron of culture. Breaking from tradition, he married a hottie named “Roxelana” from his harem stable. In an age of tyrants and dictators, “Suleiman The Magnificent” was probably a little more enlightened. He ousted the Knights Templar from the island of Rhodes, their base of operation, where they engaged in piracy. After a five-month-siege there, he captured the island and let them leave and return to Malta and ultimately Rome. He was the longest reigning king of the Ottoman empire and now his namesake sits in the seat of power in Egypt, astrologically yoked to the US.
In a day that is filled with ironies, 2/11/11, some cannot go unnoticed. Today is Sarah Palin’s birthday. It’s also Jeb Bushes birthday as well as Manuel Noriega, who had his own experience with being tossed out of office, ironically by his birthday mate’s daddy. The ouster of Noriega was one of the more bizarre events of the late 20th century. Let’s just say that if the internet was around back then, the way it is today, I seriously doubt that that kind of event could take place. With cell phone cameras, youtube, vimeo, Twitter, FB, etc, there is an expanding transparency that is emerging, much to the chagrin of the traditional media outlets. Our access to information is changing how events get staged.
Today is also the birthday of King Farouk I, the last, royal ruler of Egypt. Here is a bit of his story;
Egyptian royalty, the son and successor of Fuad I, ruler of Egypt 1937-1952. His reign began with a sense of promise and hope and ended in scandal, corruption, thievery and indolence. Educated in England, he returned to take over the throne with a life-style that became increasingly profligate along with political ineptitude. In the beginning, the reign of King Farouk was greeted with enthusiasm by both the Wafd party (the largest Egyptian party) and by the rapidly growing Muslim Brotherhood. Farouk was, amazingly, the first Egyptian ruler of the descendants of Mohammed Ali Pasha to speak fluent Arabic. Turkish had been the court language of all his predecessors. Moreover, Farouk seemed to have nationalist sympathies.
The young ruler was, unfortunately, too weak-willed to defy the British. Within a year he had signed the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty which gave British forces the right to remain in the Suez Canal Zone while ostensibly ending the British occupation of Egypt.”
When Farouk was deposed, he was succeeded by Nasser, then Sadat and finally Mubarak. Farouk had Chiron in Aries at 3 degrees. Synchronistically, Jupiter is currently in Aries at 3 degrees. Jupiter it appears is redressing Farouk’s inability to lead. His greatest accomplishments seem to be centered around his prodigious appetite. He would eat up to 30 eggs in a morning to start his day. With Jupiter conjunct Neptune in Leo in the 10th, his royal bearing gave way to a walrus like bearing. He died at the age of 45 in a restaurant, from over eating. On the day of the birth of Egypt’s last and likely worst king, a man named for one of the great kings in the Ottoman empire takes over. In the land of the pharaoh, the template of modern rule, where the seed of the West cracked and moved like a vine towards Rome and London, where modern astrology was born, and where the all-seeing-eye gazes down from the top center of the great pyramid we are witnessing the energies of titans at play.
Here’s a little Ra Ra Ra for the people of Egypt, from “Todd The God”.