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US Solar Return 2011 shows OWS-young-peo-crisis

A Special Task for America’s Young People–and All Young People

by Jude Cowell

If you read, study, flirt with, or practice Astrology you’re familiar with the YOD planetary pattern with its ‘crisis-crossroads-turning point-special task’ vibes.

You also know that in Mundane Astrology, speedy Mercury is the androgenous planet of communication, thinking processes, the senses, plans, trade, commerce, and god of The Crossroads of the Four Directions which provide us the Way Forward (yet we each have the free will to guess–choose–our ultimate direction!)

So Mercury at apex (focal point) of the US Solar Return 2011‘s YOD pattern of planets places young people, the press, orators, reporters, bloggers, and others in the spotlight as the actors who must fulfill the demands of the YOD configuration–or not, as they may choose.

YODs are also known as the Finger of God due to the higher imperatives they present to mankind, and sometimes to one individual to act as an archetype for and from The Collective. US SR 2011 Mercury at apex seems to me to herald or announce the current and ongoing Occupy Wall Street movement and its social injustice and income inequality issues now spread across the globe, a contagion aided by social networking sites.

(Twitter is my personal favorite–don’t do no FB round here.)

Plus, this Mercury conjoins US natal North Node (NN), an indicator of being ‘on the path’ of one’s correct and future direction. There is a protective Jupiterian spirit to any NN point.

The link between OWS now and the Mercury/NN connotation on the Jupiterian plane of Generosity (SR 2011) may be seen with Occupiers’ awareness that there is Abundance in God’s Universe meant for each of us and that austerity promoters have their own selfish blueprint. There is such a thing a trust law as noted often by Max Igan if you’ve ever heard his broadcasts.

Our Pushback Against the Tyranny of Plutocracy has begun.

Now Occupy USA comes to mind (Mercury) and to the mass consciousness! The ‘mass’ and ‘media’ or ‘press’ part is where merging Neptune comes in astrologically speaking.

So check out or review our nation’s “birthday chart” for 2011–2012 linked above (235 years old and our hardwon republic is but tottering from inner destructuring by world/central banking agents and others many of whom are secret society types operating at or near the pinnacle of worldy success–Satan’s domain.)

Don’t like typing so, but an infiltrating faction of these transnational psychopaths want Jerusalem set up as the global capital of an earthly kingdom and right away, this tells me that they’ll use any form of coercion or violence to get what they want. These are the types of reptile-brainers that our young people are going up against–they need the people’s support.

And as one of the Flower Power generation who remembers the protests of the violent, electrifying 1960s all too well–peaking with the horrifying Kent State Massacre of 1970 (horoscope shown) by orders of NIXON, and it was one of my personal flashpoints–when the US government fired upon and murdered US citizens, students of my generation expressing their Free Speech Rights with Uranus/Pluto’s mid-1960s frequencies in the air, four to five years on, of 1970, the start of a new decade of reaching out to Orientalism.

And electrified rock-n’roll.

How Teddy R. danced in his grave!

And let me say that I loved it that Crosby and Nash appeared on Democracy Now! today–“Four Dead in O-HI-O” being one of my favorites of their tunes…I’d blogged previously as had many astrologers that we are at the frustrating phase of a square (90 degr) in the Uranus/Pluto cycle which lasts about 127 years.

When the Great Conjunctions of Uranus and Pluto occurred (Oct 9, 1965, Apr 4, 1966, June 30, 1966 @ 16–18 Virgo with ’17Vir’ being a critical-crisis degree as is ’17Pis’), the world experienced uprisings for civil and other societal rights. The current square between them brings to a head the same energies and issues to be dealt with–hopefully in a correct fashion.

However, violence of any kind is not the path for the Occupiers and my thought is that peaceful ‘sit-ins’ are the best route to show up the fallacy of violence as a productive answer.

Agents provocateurs are to be recognized, identified, and outed. We may also wish to remember the press-dubbed‘Battle in Seattle’ protests of 1999 at the WTO conference of global social tinkerers who plunder the world’s resources to fill their golden coffers and finance some fancy plans.

Here’s the horoscope with my own analysis of US Solar Return 2011 where you’ll see Mercury–conjoining US ntal North Node, NN, a joining point in any chart and Jupiterian Head of the Dragon–at apex of a YOD pattern and which, I believe, represents a heralding of the economic and educational crisis that the OWS Movement is addressing on behalf of The Collective.


A YOD pattern consists of two or more planets sexttile (60 degr) one another that ‘point’ by two inconjuncts (150 degr = adjustment; square peg in round hole, crisis) to an apex planet or planets which represents the actor being catalyzed by the YOD (crisis-crossroads-special task) energies, an imperative from On High.

How the actor (apex planet) handles this unstable, difficult energy affects outcomes by the action-reaction principle that some may call reaping-what’s-been-sown, or karma which can express positively or negatively.

Sit-ins are the positive and I hope our young people have opportunites to use this non-violent tactic. It’s been proven to deliver!

Another thing about Occupiers is that use of drugs is giving your opponent the power to take you down. Is that what this noble movement deserves?

More Astrology

The astro-signature of the media-dubbed ‘Battle in Seattle” in Nov-Dec 1999 to protest the World Trade Organization conference to plan our lives (trade = Mercury! and most of the protesters were young people, too–agent provocateurs smashed windows, etc) is the oppressive plutocracy pair in Great Conjunction, powerful Pluto and wounding Chiron.

Pluto/Chiron = Plutocracy

Great Conjunction 1999 @ ’12Sag’ = US natal Ascendant 1776

I knew it was YOU, Clinton.


More info and photos on the Kent State Shootings Wiki page.

note: Solar Return charts are ‘good for’ one year, from birthday to birthday and may be read as a temporary natal chart on certain levels.

ALERT 4:02 pm et: Another police raid is said to be imminent at Occupy Oakland and my prayers for safety go out to them all. jc


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