I was listening to the BBC news coverage of the momentous events in Egypt, and one of the journalists remarked that the protesters in Egypt no longer have any fear of the oppressive government. His point was that once the inhibitions of fear have been broken there is no turning back, that any attempt to reassert control will just inflame the situation.
This comment, and the events unfolding in Egypt, perfectly mirror the astrological symbolism at work here. Jupiter, bringing an expansive confidence and urge for a life with more meaning, is in Aries which is all about bursting through one’s fear and finding the courage deep within to fight for that which is most important.
An Egyptian American expressed it :
As the people of my homeland, Egypt, stage a popular uprising against the 30-year dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak, the White Stripes keep singing in my head: “I’m gonna fight ’em off /A seven-nation army couldn’t hold me back!”
I don’t know if Jack and Meg of the White Stripes are watching the breathtaking developments taking place in my country. However, their thumping, pumpingis a perfect anthem for the defiance and adrenaline-fueled determination that must be propelling the tens of thousands of courageous, protesting Egyptians.
And against what odds!
In addition to Jupiter entering Aries, the Sun and Mars have been within a few degrees of a conjunction in Aquarius over the past week, a conjunction which doesn’t culminate until February 4th. Since the Sun and Mars began to align we have seen protests spread like wildfire throughout North Africa and the middle east. Mars is the ruler of Aries, the sign that Jupiter is in right now, and the fire […]