Mars in Sagittarius

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Mars in Sagittarius

Post by Jim Eshelman » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:48 pm

Mars will pass through Sagittarius February 9 to March 22. What will we see in the top headlines during this time?

During the entire time, Jupiter and Pluto also will be in Sagittarius. (Saturn left for Capricorn a week or so ago.) We can expect many of the themes that Pluto in Sagittarius have brought for many years and that Saturn in Sag emphasized for the last three, but with a new spin. Among those themes were issues of internationalism (often anti-internatonalism) impact both foreign affairs and immigration; economic and social privilege; extreme class-based economic (earning etc.) disparity; nationalism or extreme patriotism; religion; and similar Sagittarian themes that may touch on philanthropy, benevolence, generosity, pomp & circumstance, aristocracy or royalty, and the courts.

In humans with Mars in Sagittarius at birth, we expect the following character:
Idealist (not necessarily pragmatic). Serious about subjects of interest: sincere, devoted, studious (seems hardworking; it's really love or zeal). Passionate with beliefs; moral courage; persuasive. Innovative, ambitious, strategic. Thrives in classic styles. Many exude air of mystery or fantasy (branding?). Many are identified with ideologies, -ists, & -isms.
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Re: Mars in Sagittarius

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:18 am

Mars is now in Sagittarius. I expect the news themes to change immediately, based on what I've seen for the last almost six months.
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LOL, I love it when this stuff works like clockwork...

The first full day after Mars enters Sagittarius, what's the top story of the morning? It's the Academy Awards - but not just Sagittarian because it's the Hollywood elite's favorite dress-up night and an honoring of excellence. No, beyond that, the big winner of the night - best film, director, screenplay, and more - was a foreign film about social inequality and class conflict that uses staircases throughout the film to show vertical separation and movement up and down the social and economic ranking.

It doesn't get much more Sagittarian than that.

Other primary news stories are carry-overs. Whether they will be replaced by new themes or will migrate into Sagittarian versions of the previously Scorpio stories remains to be seen, but I'm not going to start by claiming they're suddenly Sagittarian stories. In order, they are the Wuhan coronavirus, which is spreading at an accelerated rate; the Democratic primaries, still reviewing Iowa while shooting for New Hampshire tomorrow night; President Trump's "Friday night massacre" of his political enemies; and Thailand's mourning of the military base / shopping mall shootings that killed 29 people last week.
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Post by Jim Eshelman » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:08 am

New Hampshire's primary today (pre-scheduled) and the coronavirus are the lead articles today - I'm not sure they're Mars in Sagittarius stories - but Story 3 today is Trump's budget proposal that would slash Medicaid, food stamps, and other support programs - intensifying vertical economic separation, perhaps savagely - cutting foreign aid - while pouring liberated funds into military expansion (including NASA). These are all visibly linkable to Mars in Sagittarius.

In general, these won't be part of the budget, which the House has to write, but it does signify the tone of the moment.
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Post by Jim Eshelman » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:30 pm

I think Bernie's (albeit predictable and unsurprising) win in New Hampshire is another example of "economic inequity" trending as a hot news topic.

If cronyism turns out to be a Mars through Sagittarius theme then William Barr overruling the sentencing request on Roger Stone, resulting to all four prosecutors on the case resigning... that's an example of cronyism.
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Post by Jim Eshelman » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:13 am

I think the scandal at the Department of Justice (around Barr's intervention in the Stone sentencing and other matters) may turn out to be the main story of this transit (in the way that we saw inquiry for Virgo, weighing evidence for Libra, and impeachment battle for Scorpio). I don't have the exact form of this sorted out yet, but the Sagittarius theme speaks to it in several ways - I don't want to over-interpret until the story clarifies itself. (Possible direct justice-legalities issues, crony entitlement, or maybe something I'm missing altogether.)

The coronavirus story is shifting but, again, it's premature for me to assert anything on this. Just watching.

A few other stories may be skirting the territory (or clarifying what it should be). For example, Israel's territorial seizures and the operation of predominantly Israeli corporations in those territories is getting scrutiny by the U.N. and deemed illegal. This will be noise for a few days at least,
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Re: Mars in Sagittarius

Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:25 am

It's an attack on our judicial system, and more widely an attack on military cultural institutions (a purple heart recipient walked out of the white house (with his brother) for telling the truth = an attack on military honorees and their families.)

Is there going to be a dismantling of the para-military police institutions that allow police to get away with pretty much anything (like shooting black people through windows and beating up their wives with no repercussions and threatening their neighbors)

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Post by Jim Eshelman » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:05 am

Today's story is that the Boy Scouts of America have filed for bankruptcy. (This is accelerated by sex-themed lawsuits over many years, but it's hardly a surprise and was widely expected.) - In numerous ways, the BSA is a Sagittarian institution, so the fact that the news is breaking with Mars in Sagittarius seems quite themed to the time.

Also, India's supreme court ordered its military to begin granting women the same ranks, pay, and standing as men.

Other lead news stories are reiterating background themes we've been seeing for a while. A few of them, for example, have a strong theme of wealth and privilege, without that being the main story.

I resist the temptation to insist that the news on the main news on the Wuhan virus (besides the fact that it is galloping along at an accelerated spread rate) is that infected Americans have been lifted off a Princess cruise ship, despite the evident aristocracy theme.

Mostly, today, it's the Boy Scouts and India's supreme court.
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Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:00 am

They're here. Covid-19 in Omaha in the ward they set up for Ebola. Confirmed positive people. A lot of people were allowed to leave one of the other cruise ships, with no testing. Some americans stayed on the ship rather than get on planes with people they don't know if they were positive or not.

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Re: Mars in Sagittarius

Post by Jim Eshelman » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:08 am

Today's news toppers with Mars in Sagittarius themes:

Number 1 story: Yesterday, Pres. Trump issued a stream of 11 pardons and sentence commutations that reek of Mars in Sagittarius, whether you consider them an assault on the court and justice system or simply cronyism (or, more gently, favoritism) - because his friends benefitted and, I think, it sent signals to others of his friends that help may be available for them, too. More Mars in Sagittarius is that these were all white collar criminals. There are so many Sagittarius (especially Mars in Sag) themes here, it is hard to disentangle it (but this should be useful when the transit is done for having a richer summary). Crimes like bribery, tax fraud, lying to officials, junk bond fraud, and trying to sell a U.S. Senate seat appointment. "Crimes by the elite" is not an overstatement.

Bloomberg will be in the Democratic debate tonight, for the first time, in advance of Nevada, with all sort of law enforcement, big money, and general elitism themes swirling in the hall.

Meanwhile, a group of federal judges will meet today to discuss growing concerns about Department of Justice impartiality in politically sensitive cases - a seeming assault on the American justice system. (And Barr is privately discussing resigning as AG, while Trump publicly expressed total confidence in Barr - the usual signal that someone is about to be shown the door.) Over the weekend, a bipartisan list of more than 2,000 former DOJ officials called for Barr's resignation.

Then, though not in today's "Top 5" list (it will be on tomorrow's list, I'm sure), the immigration hammer is falling in Britain. The British government announced that, post-Brexit, it will start slamming the gate on many immigrations, especially targeting people who neither speak English nor have significant skills. On the new points system, 70% of EU citizens currently legally in Britain with jobs would not make the "significant skills" cut,

In second-string news, per Queen Elizabeth, Harry and Megan may not use the brand name "Sussex Royal" they developed because it has "royal" in it and they are no longer royal. A man was awarded over $150,000 in court because he was denied a license plate reading "IM GOD." And what reads to me more as a leftover of Mars in Scorpio, someone keeps dropping pillowcases full of snakes outside a British fire station.
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Re: Mars in Sagittarius

Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:13 pm

Jim Eshelman wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:08 am
Number 1 story: Yesterday, Pres. Trump issued a stream of 11 pardons and sentence commutations that reek of Mars in Sagittarius, whether you consider them an assault on the court and justice system or simply cronyism....
A lawyer for Julian Assange said in court as part of his defence, that in 2017, Trump, through Congressman Dana Rorbacher, offered to pardon Julian Assange if Assange would say the theft of Democratic emails during the 2016 campaign was not carried out by Russia. Rorbacher said he made that offer.
Tomorrow Roger Stone will be sentenced. I think Trump will pardon him right away.

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Re: Mars in Sagittarius

Post by Jim Eshelman » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:55 am

Last night's Nevada debate was "pile on Bloomberg" night, holding him accountable for all sorts of Sagittarian behaviors. Interestingly, the strongest combatant to Bloomberg and things Sagittarian was Gemini Elizabeth Warren, the real anti-Sag of the mix.

Yesterday's mass shooting in Germany was indeed ethnic-racist inspired, so it's an example of violence on behalf of nationalism and racial-cultural-religious purity.
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Re: Mars in Sagittarius

Post by Jim Eshelman » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:23 am

This morning, Katherine Johnson died at age 101. The passing of this landmark pioneer in aerospace may be a Mars in Sagittarius event.

In other aviation news, the stock markets drop of about 1,000 points at opening is partly the result of airlines shutting down many international flights in response to the Wuhan coronavirus spread. (Notice how the same story - the virus - "mutates" its themes as Mars changes signs. I've started to see this more than a little: The story remains the same except the most active themes and subplots of the story evolve.)

Lesser stories that probably reflect themes of Mars in Sagittarius: Trump is in India meeting with PM Modi about security, trade, and their shared love of nationalism. The late Kobe Bryant is being honored by the city of LA today. Bernie Sanders is on a role with his usual anti-Sagittarian campaign themes. Chuck Schumer's secret vice is splurging thousands of dollars on cheesecake.
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Re: Mars in Sagittarius

Post by Jim Eshelman » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:16 pm

It's fascinating how nearly every main story manages to find the exact angle that makes it a Sagittarius story. Most of them deal with issues of elitism, and most of those deal with wounding it.

Today's top headlines: Harvey Weinstein was found guilt on two counts of sexual crimes yesterday (Oh, how the mighty have fallen). Today's Wuhan coronavirus story today is both is exorbitant speed of expansion, increased international travel warnings and shutdowns, and that conditions where you live definitely affect mortality rates. In election news, Bernie Sanders has succeeded so well in the primaries to date that he is the new target opponents are turning to take down. Malaysia's PM resigned but probably will turn around and run the country again with a new coalition excluding his reputed successor. In Hong Kong, a bookseller has been imprisoned on charges that, in reality, boil down to publishing embarrassing, gossipy stories about China's ruling elite.

Katherine Johnson's death made the news officially this morning.
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