Mars in Aquarius

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Mars in Aquarius

Post by Jim Eshelman » Mon May 04, 2020 9:17 am

Mars will pass through Aquarius May 5 to June 19. What will we see in the top headlines during this time?

During the entire time, Neptune is also in Aquarius. This has been an obscure placement, our best effort at capturing its meaning being here:
viewtopic.php?f=34&t=388&p=30706#p30706
I'm unclear how Mars will play into this - part of this project is to actually witness that - but with the current pandemic one thing I have seen in multiple forms is a shutting down or cutting back on opportunities for universalism in different forms; one wonders if this is being put on the block with two malefics in the constellation for the next six weeks.

In humans with Mars in Aquarius at birth, we expect the following character (although this hasn't been very helpful in other Mars transits):
Powerful pragmatic mind is progressive, non-dogmatic. Analytical, innovative, resourceful. Visionaries (yet pragmatic first). Bold individual, avoids automatic herd compliance. Honest, unpretentious. Follows own instincts, not advice. Gregarious, loves life, vested in friendship, helpful to friends (helper in general). Understands people. Sexually uninhibited.
Here is a Garth Allen article describing one noteworthy Mars passage of Aquarius in 1956: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=1973

Potential Aquarius themes are: Futurism and universalism in all forms, science especially with a (social or technological) science fiction feel, progressive technology in general; anything symbolic of streaming channels, whether waterways, pumping hearts and vascular systems, or anything resembling them; compassionate help and bearing others' burdens or lightening their load; truth, discovery, novel breakthrough, liberty; so social, cultural, and artistic waves; astronomy, cosmology, astrology.
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Re: Mars in Aquarius

Post by Jim Eshelman » Mon May 04, 2020 9:50 am

Temporary list of recent Mars in Aquarius passes (the last 50 years). I may not keep this here - may delete the post - since it isn't the purpose of this thread (which is to track the five to ten biggest headlines each day against symbolism of Mars in Aquarius).

I don't want to get overly excited about this, but... Mars in Aquarius marked the confirmation of the first successful Ebola vaccine during the Ebola pandemic and the declaration that SARS has been contained in the SARS pandemic. Besides that, the space exploration news and general SciFi, extraterrestrial, and technology feel of these events is striking!

1971: England launched its first satellite into orbit. World's first domestic violence shelter established. The UNIX programming manual was published. Intel releases a breakthrough microprocessor. Mariner 9 becomes first spacecraft to successfully enter Mars' orbit. Soviet Mars 3 lander successfully lands on Mars. DB Cooper successfully steals $200,000 and leaps from a hijacked plane (during a severe thunderstorm), never to be seen again.

Enters Apr 30 1973 0:01:49 am (EST +5:00)
Leaves Jun 12 1973 4:43:12 am (EST +5:00)
Enters Apr 4 1975 5:44:35 am (EST +5:00)
Leaves May 13 1975 4:53:25 pm (EST +5:00)
Enters Mar 12 1977 5:52:13 pm (EST +5:00)
Leaves Apr 20 1977 5:51:05 am (EST +5:00)
Enters Feb 20 1979 2:35:47 pm (EST +5:00)
Leaves Mar 30 1979 5:26:07 pm (EST +5:00)
Enters Jan 30 1981 6:09:44 pm (EST +5:00)
Leaves Mar 9 1981 7:41 pm (EST +5:00)
Enters Jan 10 1983 8:07:31 am (EST +5:00)
Leaves Feb 17 1983 4:40:53 pm (EST +5:00)
Enters Dec 17 1984 9:43:26 pm (EST +5:00)
Leaves Jan 26 1985 6:25:24 am (EST +5:00)
Enters Nov 17 1986 6:16:56 pm (EST +5:00)
Leaves Dec 31 1986 12:24:47 pm (EST +5:00)
Enters May 13 1988 4:55:07 pm (EST +5:00)
Leaves Jul 2 1988 3:30:11 pm (EST +5:00)

1990: Hubble Space Telescope is launched aboard Shuttle Discovery. The two Germanies sign various treaties toward unification.

1992: Space shuttle Atlantis launches, carrying instruments to study global warming. Open Skies Treaty signed to allow unarmed surveillance flights over 34 member states: It went into effect in 2002 during another Mars in Aquarius period. Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert broadcast to over a billion people, raising millions for AIDS research.

1994: China gets its first Internet connection. Church of England ordains first female priests. Linux kernel 1.0 is released (after 2 years of development).

1999-2000: U.S. turned over full control of Panama Canal to Panama. Peak of the dot-com bubble with DJI peak. Tagish Lake meteorite strikes Earth.

2003 (6 months): SARS is declared to be contained by WHO. Eupatoria Planetary Radar sends a message (Cosmic Call 2) to five star systems. A European constitution is proposed by a body calling itself the Convention of the Future. Northeast Blackout of 2003. Spitzer Space Telescope launched from Cape Canaveral. Hubble Space Telecope starts the Hubble Ultra-Deep Field exploration for four months. French Guiana launches an unmanned Moon mission. China launches its first manned spaceflight.

2005: First YouTube video is uploaded.

2011: Civil uprising phase launches the Syrian Civil War. Tohoku earthquake triggers nuclear crisis at Fukushima.

2013: Meteor explodes over Chelyabinsk (most powerful extraterrestrial visitation to Earth in over a century). Scientists 3D print a human ear for the first time. Pope Benedict XVI resigns as pope.

2015: Charlie Hebdo shootings (with an international showing of solidarity & community). International agreement reached in Ukraine crisis.

2016-17: First proven vaccine against Ebola confirmed (70-100% effective). U.S. troops withdraw from Afghanistan after 15 years. Donald Trump is inaugurated U.S. President.

2018: NASA's InSight probe successfully lands on Mars. Ukraine declared martial law after Russian coast guard fired on and captured three Ukrainian Navy vessels trying to pass from the Black Sea through Kerch Strait (another water passageway encounter!). France has worst civil unrest since 1968 due to the Yellow Vests movement (seeking economic justice). NASA lands a probe on an asteroid. New threshold of Internet use world wide with more than half (51.2%) of world population using it. Almost 200 nations agree on rules to implement Paris Agreement on climate change response.
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Re: Mars in Aquarius

Post by Jim Eshelman » Wed May 06, 2020 11:31 am

Today's top news headlines do have a different feel - we'll see if that continues. Noticeably, they're a little more science driven than we've seen lately and definitely lean (rightly? wrongly?) to the world getting moving again.

In one seemingly anti-science trend, the White House is reorganizing the coronavirus task force to get rid of (or minimize) most of the doctors and scientists. President Trump wants the new focus to be on healing businesses and economic revival.

Meanwhile, analytic models keep keep increasing the expectation of deaths consequent to the virus.

The word mutation is in the news, specifically that they've now confirmed that CoV-SARS-2 has mutated into a deadlier variant. But it's not new - the mutation occurred in early February and is the deadlier version that has been ravaging New York (imported from Europe).

The United Kingdom now has more virus deaths than any European nation, including hard-hit Italy and Spain. Despite this, and the fact that the curve is still rising, Boris Johnson (who recently recovered from the virus) is expected to announce tapering down of the UK's lockdown measures.

Meanwhile, the former agency director who raised the coronavirus alarm earliest and loudest and warned people off Trump's hydroxycloroquine recommendations - and then was fired - has filed a whistleblower complaint.

A new study of the 1918 influenza pandemic in Germany has confirmed that the hardest hit areas later brought out the most extremist, fascist votes in 19832 and 1933, propelling Nazism into leadership.

NASA is working with Tom Cruise to shoot a mission in outer space.
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Re: Mars in Aquarius

Post by Jim Eshelman » Thu May 07, 2020 8:14 am

In today's main headlines, science continues to take the lead. Two important findings have been released in the past 24 hours. One is that blood thinners can help severely ill COVID-19 patients - now, doctors just have to figure out which blood thinners are best. (My non-medical opinion is that this is another reason for everyone who can tolerate it to take a baby aspirin a day.) - The other report is that monoclonal antibody therapy, which has been effective for other illnesses like lupus and HIV, may be a way to build immunity while they're working on a vaccine.

(We certainly didn't find terms like :monoclonal antibody therapy" in the primary headlines while Mars was in Capricorn :).)

Other news is primarily about the economy, which is suddenly worsening news. One is that U.S unemployment may, this week, probably will become the worst since the Great Depression, with some states at 25% unemployment and the eradication of 10 years of jobs gains. Second, Bank of England just predicted the UK economy is headed for its worst crash in 300 years. Third, the EU economy may shrink 7.5% this year (worse than in 2008).

I'm not sure what this economic news might have to do with Mars in Aquarius - we may have to wait a few days to see how the story shakes out.

A third lead story today is that Trump finally vetoed the Iran War Powers resolution as expected - Congress' effort to constrain the president after U.S. assassination of an important Iranian general. (Again, not sure how this fits Mars in Aquarius, but I list it while sorting this out. It may be as simple as there are more Aquarians in Congress than any other Sun-sign.)

More on track to the symbolism, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced new protections for men accused of campus sexual harassment and assault, mostly by narrowing the definition of sexual misconduct on campuses and giving the accused more due process rights.
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Re: Mars in Aquarius

Post by Jim Eshelman » Fri May 08, 2020 8:38 am

Today's headlines open observing that, while many businesses are indeed floundering during the lockdown, very Aquarian businesses - video game companies, e-commerce, remote communication services, etc. - are thriving. (But also Clorox and other cleaning product companies.) It's been a great year for them for a couple of months, but the news focus is breaking now that Mars has moved from Capricorn to Aquarius.

Beginning today, 40 of the 50 states are partially reopened for business. (That's a "wheels of industry" theme that might be here, but definitely an anti-science theme: CDC and other scientifically-based assessments advise against it.)

Racial disparity news: In the UK, black men and women are at least four times as likely to die from COVID-19 as white men and women. People of color in general have a "statistically significant raised risk of death." U.S. numbers match this trend (but not the size of the disparity.) In other race-themed news, two men were arrested for chasing down and killing a black man jogging in his own neighborhood in Georgia because they thought a black man running had to be up to no good
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Re: Mars in Aquarius

Post by Jim Eshelman » Tue May 12, 2020 8:57 am

The primary news story has indeed changed concurrent with Mars entry into Aquarius, as this matched the lightening of isolation restrictions in many parts of the world including at least 40 states in the U.S. Today's lead story is about this "get back out there" move with particular focus on how areas that have lightened restrictions are having infection numbers rise once more.

The House of Representatives will introduce a bill today to create a Public Health Corps to address, at a national level, health and economic problems, e.g., to perform widespread virus testing (and hire out of work people to do the work). Along with this come a couple of more scientific studies on what is and isn't effective (thus far) in treating the disease.

Today the Supreme Court will here three cases involving separation of power issues, mostly centered on Trump's tax returns and, more broadly, presidential immunity against scrutiny.
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Re: Mars in Aquarius

Post by Jim Eshelman » Wed May 13, 2020 8:00 am

Mostly, I don't see that today's top headlines reflecting Mars in Aquarius themes other than the broad theme of the world moving toward lifting lockdown (and consequences of that). The bullet points of the morning news are:

Fauci testified to the Senate yesterday, saying reopening states too quickly will increase infection, cause more suffering and death, and slow down the eventual return to normal. (Maybe a way to express this prevailing sub-theme is, "Things are not normal.")

The Supreme Court heard three important cases yesterday concerning separation of power between the branches of the U.S. government, especially centered on Trump's insistence that the president cannot be investigated or prosecuted while in office (no subpoenas, no testimony, no indictments). This position caused quite a stir among the justices!

Democrats have an unprecedentedly large $3 trillion relief package ready for voting. GOP leaders want to slow this down, saying there's no rush.

The Afghanistan-Taliban ceasefire is breaking down. In response to Taliban attacks, the Afghan government is resuming attacks.

The Democratic National Convention is moving ahead with the convention planning, trying to sort out how much will be digital, how much in person.

(Listing all of these in case they turn out to house relevant themes as we see them develop. The "wanna be free," "things are not normal," digital-tech themes are obvious enough, and the other two big stories may have themes thus far undetected.)
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Re: Mars in Aquarius

Post by Jim Eshelman » Thu May 14, 2020 4:14 pm

Adding the science fiction theme, the White House program to get a coronavirus vaccine is now called Warp Speed.

People are more aggressively fighting SIP orders, with court battles now flowing in the upper Midwest (Wisconsin and Michigan).

Real Navy incident reports have been released detailing the U.S. Navy's encounters with UFOs. https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/13/politics ... index.html
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Re: Mars in Aquarius

Post by Danica » Sun May 17, 2020 3:01 pm

This was apparently published on 5/15, I have just came across it:
"A California-based biopharmaceutical company claims to have discovered an antibody that could shield the human body from the coronavirus and flush it out of a person’s system within four days.
Later Friday, Sorrento Therapeutics will announce their discovery of the STI-1499 antibody, which the San Diego company said can provide "100% inhibition" of COVID-19, adding that a treatment could be available months before a vaccine hits the market.
"We want to emphasize there is a cure. There is a solution that works 100 percent," Dr. Henry Ji, founder and CEO of Sorrento Therapeutics, told Fox News. "If we have the neutralizing antibody in your body, you don't need the social distancing. You can open up a society without fear.""
https://www.foxnews.com/science/covid-c ... A3ELPIHBlU
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Post by Jim Eshelman » Sun May 17, 2020 3:16 pm

Ah, science. Let us all hope this is fer realz. (Thanks)

The company is a legitimate company. Here is a press release four and a half years ago of their co-announcement a breakthrough in collaboration with City of Hope. That almost certainly puts them in the category of recognized, legitimate companies.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 49674.html

In this case, the announcement concerned the development of "groundbreaking cell-penetrating antibody therapies" that allowed antibodies "to penetrate cells and target 'undruggable' disease-causing molecules.:
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Re: Mars in Aquarius

Post by Jim Eshelman » Mon May 18, 2020 11:37 am

Mass gatherings are starting to be a serious problem as people relax lockdown restrictions and start to congregate. Stories of several of these are dominate today's sad news. (I'm not sure if this is a Mars in Aquarius detail as such. I have an old ingrained Tropical Aquarius habit of thinking "social, friends, gathering" that may or may not be anything real, although the idea of "collectivity" likely fits.)

Anyway, social distancing and lockdown are dwindling and scientists are saying it's a bad thing that will result in really bad things. That's the story of this period of our lives in a nutshell, I think.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Space Force showed off its new flag.
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