Mars in Capricorn

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Mars in Capricorn

Post by Jim Eshelman » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:55 pm

Mars will pass through Capricorn March 23 to May 4. What will we see in the top headlines during this time?

During the entire time, Saturn is also in Capricorn. The two Capricornian planets will conjoin in a few days. I expect a heightened focus on autonomous survival and many of the themes already identified as historically occurring during Saturn's stays in Capricorn. viewtopic.php?f=34&t=3344#p28419

In humans with Mars in Capricorn at birth, we expect the following character:
Courage, stands own ground (prefers action to complaining). Confrontational, discontent: creates unnecessary struggle & conflict (over authority, control, father issues). Private, secretive, self-veiling. (Mysterious façade, or deceptive; to avoid control, look good, or not be found out). Much unresolved shadow; vulnerable to dark moods; carries past darkness around. Sexually forthright (strong needs + practicality).
During Mars' long (six-month) stay in Capricorn two years ago (when it was retrograde), items observed included: Unusual volcanic activity, other "raging of the Earth." (Hate speech?) - (Amphibious craft tragedy.) - Widespread brooding darkness and mistrust, dominance struggles ("dark father" archetypes active), dread to be found weak (compensatory or retaliatory striking out).. A separate thread on it is here:
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Re: Mars in Capricorn

Post by Jim Eshelman » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:06 pm

As we enter this Mars in Capricorn period, many story lines carry over in the news from earlier Mars transits (and many were started on Capricorn themes by Saturn in Capricorn).

Foremost, of course, is the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and its disease, COVID-19. Each of disability, disadvantage, deprivation, isolation, risk of death, and general hardship (that is remarkable and almost shocking for the developed world in the 21st century) leads the news every day, nearly every hour.

The stock market has been tanking. President Trump has gotten fed up with it and loudly questioned yesterday whether the cure (by which he meant the plummeting stock market) was worse than the disease (thousands of people sick in this country and potentially millions at serious risk). On his screaming he'd had enough and wouldn't let social isolation keep America from the work place much longer, the stock market rose more today than on any other single day since 1933.

Retailers, especially pharmacies and food delivery companies, are hiring like crazy!

In a possibly related theme, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday that states are not required by the Constitution to allow an insanity defense in criminal cases.
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Re: Mars in Capricorn

Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:22 pm

Not sure the stock market rose on Trump's blithering, or on the very good chance the relief bill is going to pass the Senate. I think it's the latter, but I'm sure the jerk helped because a lot of rich people think they can't get the disease or will have access to ventilators and so on. Maybe they will.

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Re: Mars in Capricorn

Post by Danica » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:59 pm

Health industry is hiring like crazy, too, and no protective equipment available (same for retailers and all others).
DIY masks and gloves from wherever you can find them, is how it goes.
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Re: Mars in Capricorn

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:24 am

The lead headlines from March 24:

The coronavirus pandemic is the top feature in the news. The main stories around it for the day are Congress debating a stimulus bill (with a fear that they are running out of time to do something effective with it, plus divisions over whether the money is going to the right place); rising U.S. death numbers (crossing the line of 100 per day); UK going into lockdown; and China stabilizing, close to lifting lockdown restrictions.

Related to this (nearly the same story) is that health care works are begging for more supplies, especially respirator masks. Pressure on Trump to activate the Defense Protection Act, continues and increases. Medical supplies are stretched, medicines are on national backorder. (On a personal note, my doctors have been trying for a week to get me a prescription medicine for an eye infection and they haven't yet found one that is appropriate and is in stock anywhere. Last night I found a pharmacy a few miles from here that had one of the viable drugs in stock, and let the doctors know, so hopefully they'll act before it runs out.) A man in Arizona died (and his wife is in critical condition) from self-treating with chloroquine.

And then there is the economy which, measured by the stock market, is tanked but making some recovery this week. In the broader economy, the news is that retailers and service providers are hiring hundreds of thousands of people from the pool of recently laid off or fired people.

The Supreme Court ruled that states are not constitutionally required to allow an insanity defense.

Primarily, then, it is familiar Capricorn (especially Saturn in Capricorn) themes of disease, death, lockdown, borders, shortages, tumbling and struggling economy, mobilizing executive and legislative protections, etc.
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Re: Mars in Capricorn

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:39 am

Top news items from the morning of March 25:

White House and Congress may have a deal negotiated on a $2 trillion stimulus package, following days of contentious negotiations. With this, Trump (against the strong advice of his medical advisors) is pushing really hard on easing restrictions and getting people to act normally again, famously calling for the churches to be filled by Easter on April 12, saying he doesn't want the cure (a tanked economy) to be worse than the disease (COVID-19).

The virus itself, of course, is at the top of the news. About one-third of the world population is under lockdown or at least movement restriction - a gigantic number of people constrained and bounded. (This is even with gigantic China lifting most of its restrictions.) Gigantic India just announced a complete lockdown - nobody to leave their home at all for three weeks! NYC cases are multiplying rapidly, making up about half the cases in the U.S.

The Olympics are delayed until next year. Democrats are reassessing how to handle their national convention this summer.

Meanwhile, 64 corpses were found in a sealed shipping container in Mozambique. (The truck driver had been offered $500/person to transport them.) I think the main Capricorn themes here are corpses and the restrictive isolation of a sealed shipping container (again, the frequently seen "borders & boundaries" or "available space" themes.)
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Re: Mars in Capricorn

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:52 am

Top news stories from March 26 hit the by-now familiar top Capricorn themes:

Predictably, the coronavirus pandemic is at the top of the news. Stories for the day center on climbing numbers infected and dying, Prince Charles' positive test, new estimate that deaths could peak in three weeks (that means mid-April), rapid increase in NYC (where confirmed cases are doubling every three days), and a freeze on U.S. troop movements.

Second biggest story is the economy. Focus of the day is that a large stimulus package is moving through Congress (with still back-and-forth as part of the process).

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is undergoing a record-breaking bleaching, i.e., coral expelling algae as a stress response to warming water. (Yup, global warming is still in the news.) Two other bleaching events in the last five years killed about half the coral.

In secondary news, ammunition sales in Colorado have risen 1,000%. "Around the country, people seem to be stockpiling guns and ammo alongside their toilet paper in response to coronavirus restrictions, the data show."
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Re: Mars in Capricorn

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:06 am

Top news stories from the morning of March 27:

Coronavirus pandemic: The U.S. now has more cases than any other country. (We are No. 1! :lol: ) Concurrently, President Trump announced how well we were doing with our great success in battling it ( :oops: :cry: ). China, the best real success story on containment so far, is lifting internal restrictions while sealing its border to nearly all foreigners to defend against another wave. Biden is doing a virtual town hall on coronavirus impact.

In more general health news, doctors are learning the actual effects of COVID-19 on the body. It causes possibly permanent lung damage from inflammation and increases risks in heart disease. Hospitals are looking at whether to change their DNR policies because CPR on a COVID-19 patient could increase risk to health care workers. Shortages of masks continue.

Venezuela is in the Trump administration's cross-hairs, filing narco-terrorism charges against its president.
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Re: Mars in Capricorn

Post by Jim Eshelman » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:12 pm

Coronavirus news continues is the primary story. As we hit the Mars-Saturn conjunction in Capricorn (and nearly have it on the quotidian angle in Washington), the news centers more on death, with Dr. Fauci estimating 100,000 to 250,000 U.S. deaths before this is over. - However, the statistical curves are starting to flatten just a bit, possibly suggesting that current methods are working. The peak is currently estimated to hit mid-April, with matters seriously worsening in the next two weeks.

On the medical side, pharma companies are hard at work on vaccines and treatments, hoping to have them through testing and available for use by early 2021. Some older drugs, already approved, are being tested for possible use against COVID-19.

Hungary's parliament voted to let its prime minister rule by decree indefinitely. (Yes, folks, that's an officially authorized dictatorship.) He can even suspend the parliament that gave him this power and punish the press for how they report.

Not sure if this is a Mars in Capricorn story, but the DOJ has started a major probe into members of Congress who sold stocks ahead of the sharp downturn a few weeks ago.
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Re: Mars in Capricorn

Post by Jim Eshelman » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:41 pm

In "keep it simple" terms... the COVID-19 pandemic is really the one, only story right now. I keep looking for other stories with Capricorn related themes (among the biggest stories each day) but, really, half of the Top Five already about the pandemic directly or indirectly and other potentially connected stories are slight connections at best.

When we look back on this month and a half down the road, this one story (and its impact on dramatically shifting how life is lived for a while) will be what we remember.
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Re: Mars in Capricorn

Post by By Jove » Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:37 pm

The lockdown restrictions are very Saturnine in character. They utterly cramp and limit people's daily lives.

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