Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tunisia: A Study of Society in Transition

Tunisians made history last week by overthrowing their ruler Ben Ali and his corrupt clan of cronies.  This comes as no surprise to astrologers who have been watching as Pluto transits the sign of Capricorn.  The last time Pluto was in Capricorn was from 1762 to 1777, right before the American and French revolutions.  Capricorn is the sign that rules our social structures, including our governments and our financial structures and when Pluto, the planet of death and rebirth, enters it, we get to re-structure our society.

The corruption of the government and disparity between rich and poor is not just a problem in Tunisia but is the overriding factor in many countries.  High unemployment, unhealthy living situations, lack of food and basic essentials will drive people to revolt. 

With Pluto digging up the rot in our financial systems and governments, we are just in the beginning of a whole re-structuring of society on every level.  Added to the upcoming squares (challenges) between Uranus (revolution) and Pluto (evolution) in the next 4 years, we are entering a time period of intense change as well as resistance to change by the power structures.  The young people, especially those born in the 60s when these two planets (Uranus and Pluto) met up in Virgo, will fight for equal rights, good working conditions, the environment, and health - which includes having food to sustain everyone.  We are in the midst of a vast sea-change and it is up to us older folk to support and encourage a balanced understanding of what our world, and our people need to thrive.  Hopefully the revolution in Tunisia will serve as a positive template of change.

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