Up until last week, only a small minority were aware of the US government’s intrusion into our privacy. With the breaking news from Edward Snowden a few days ago, now the world knows. This is the first time that that global media have revealed the extent to which the US government has been spying on all our communications.
The consequences of this are far-reaching. Even if you are not doing anything wrong, you are being watched and recorded. You don’t have to have done anything wrong, you simply have to fall under suspicion from someone and they can go back in time and scrutinise anything you have ever done in the past and probably build a case against you if they really want to.
This article examines astrologically what the triggers were that led to this breaking news.
The square between Uranus and Pluto has been active since 2011. Uranus is all about freedom: freedom of speech, personal liberty. Pluto is all about big government, keeping the status quo, controlling its citizens and acting in secret. Mercury in Cancer triggered the existing square between Uranus and Pluto making up a T square in Cardinal signs which are signs of action. Mercury rules our communications, our speech, our emails, our phone calls – and this was brought out suddenly (Uranus) and showed a very dark and intrusive side to government (Pluto).
Edward was born on 21st June 1983. This is the summer solstice which is quite significant as it is the lightest day of the year, shining a light on dark places.
He has a great deal of Gemini in his chart, Sun, Mercury, Mars and the North Node. Sun and Mars are conjunct, denoting an activist. Someone who is ready to fight for his ideals. He doesn’t particularly like the limelight as he has Moon in Scorpio and this would have been a huge decision for him to have undertaken.
Six out of the ten main planets are in Gemini and Sagittarius, the signs that rule learning, communication, technology, the law, justice and bringing things out into the open. His Sun Mars conjunction is opposite Neptune indicating he is an idealist. And with no earth in the chart at all, he doesn’t feel limited by practical considerations, he is more motivated by his ideals and his beliefs.
As his Saturn return was happening in the fall of 2012, this is probably the breaking point at which he decided he couldn’t live with himself any longer by withholding this important information. This is probably when he decided that the truth had to come out.
Other significant aspects are that Edward’s Mars and Mercury in Gemini are in between the USA’s Uranus and Mars in Gemini, making him the perfect person to expose something radical, especially in the way that the US uses information.
Transiting Jupiter in Gemini has magnified these events. These actions against our personal liberty are not new, but what is different is that it now mainstream. People actually know about it on a much larger scale than ever before.
May 25th Eclipse in Sagittarius is quite significant. In Edward’s chart it opposed his Mercury i.e. freedom of speech and he is quoted to have said: I don’t want to live in a world where everything I do is being recorded. Right now transiting Neptune is square to Edward’s Jupiter and Uranus which is potentially dangerous and could indicate self-sacrifice.
President Obama’s chart was also deeply impacted by May 25th Eclipse. It occurred opposite his Moon and the Moon in a President’s chart denotes the mood of the people. Right now, his Moon is square to transiting Neptune. This indicates, delusions, betrayals, lies, dishonesty. It could well be Obama’s final undoing. With Saturn currently in Scorpio soon to conjunct his natal Neptune in Scorpio in the 9th house of law, everything will come out and he will not be able to hide the truth. All along he has been insisting on the government’s transparency, but it will be shown that the government was underhand that Obama has lied about it.
There is so much more to come out. As we near the June 21st summer solstice, expect more leaks, more deceptions, more cover-ups. Try to see the situation clearly in your own life. Where are you deceiving yourself? Who is pulling the wool over your eyes? What are you unwilling to look at? Try to force yourself to look at everything, even the unpleasant things. The more we are willing to examine what’s going on in our own lives, the better chance we have of creating a world which is more open and reaches a higher level of consciousness and awareness.