September 18th could be another “Day in Infamy” as Trump supporters have called for another “Come to Washington DC” moment, offering a political rally as a follow-up to the January 6th invasion of the US Capital that many considered an insurrection or an attempted coup. Not the Republicans, however, who are calling for a second chapter of PROTESTING Biden’s election and another Capital Insurrection by calling Trump sycophants BACK to DC for another attempt to upend our democracy.
January 6th 2021
January 6th was fraught with violence and rebellion when Jupiter and Saturn squared Uranus and sesqui-squared the North Node, Mars squared Mercury and Pluto, while Moon also squared Pluto and opposed Mars at the 29 testing degree of rebel Aries. Neptune was also exactly t-squared by the Nodes. And the Sun was conjunct Pluto while awkwardly aspecting the Nodes.
With Jupiter (over-the-top expansion) conjunct Saturn in Aquarius (contraction and limitation) throwing squares to rebellious and out-of-control rebellious Uranus in status quo Taurus, something was BOUND to happen in the form of protests and revolutionary fervor. The sesquisquare to the Nodes show how out-of-sync and irresponsible for the country their acts of violence were. Mercury conjunct Pluto in Capricorn reflects how devastating the “Stop the Steal’’ lies were that inspired radical acts surging from the dark corners of the secret web and into our history books as the worst self-inflicted white supremacist domestic terrorist backlash of a failed President who stirred up misplaced resentment among his followers.
Sun conjunct Pluto often signals some serious loss or devastation. The square from Mars aggravated and super-charged the behavior of the disenfranchised (or so they claimed). Mars square Saturn often shows conflict and anger against the Establishment’s rules and procedures, even when they are constitutionally correct. The exact t-square from Nodes to Neptune reveals how lies and deception have undone our democracy and turned it inside out, betraying Trump followers who believed they were “invited” to the Capital by their President (x-President really). The disbelieving ego of Mars at 29 Aries went apoplectic amid massive betrayal, denial, and misrepresentation of the truth. It was an explosive mess that left several dead, one insurrectionist and 5 Capital Hill police. Two were so distressed by events, they killed themselves shortly afterwards. It was an ugly day played out for all to see and fueled by Republican Congress people, like Kevin McCarthy and Jim Jordan, Marjorie Taylor Green and Lauren Boebert, or media men like Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Tucker Carlson and numerous Americans who bought the Big Lie to the Trump base and sold it to those who believed that Trump could not lose because Trump himself told them so.
September 18th 2021
OK so now let’s examine September 18th to see what we can expect to transpire on that day.
All in all this is a much more congenial chart than that of Jan 6th. Moon (our desires and feelings) is positively aligned with REASON (Mercury) as Jupiter and the Moon are conjunct (happy feelings) in their trine to Mercury (our National Intelligence Agencies are paying attention this time and the country will not tolerate another major assault on our democracy.) The forces of protection are PREPARED for the racial sabotage of White Supremacists that they experienced on Jan 6th. Mars is conjunct the Sun on the 18th (although in different signs, called a dissociate conjunction, which is less powerful as an activator of careful Virgo and a more mindful, purpose-driven Sun). Mars is in a harmonious trine with Saturn here (although they were in a challenging square with each other on January 6th) and forms a strongly positive Grand Trine with Destiny (North Node) and a flowing Kite with the South Node (having learned its lessons previously).
Instead of being activated by a powerful square between Saturn and Uranus as was happening on January 6th, that aspect is well out-of-orb on September 18th so those tensions are not being activated here (although they will form an exact square again in December 2021). And Uranus has moved out of a sesquisquare with Saturn and into an opposition with Venus in Scorpio, which is more likely to upset and scramble our personal relationships and love affairs, than our democracy. Perhaps some Trump supporters may “fall out of love” with Trump due to this event or non-event.
The real issue on the 18th is likely to be around the Grand Deception that has pulled the wool over the eyes of gullible Trump-supporters, fed lie after lie, now revealed as the Sun opposes Neptune, which sheds light upon confusion and uncertainty, illuminating “the Big Lie” and other deceptions for many. Ego energies are low and Trump supporters, expecting him to be re-instated, may be demoralized as they come to grips with the betrayals that they have fallen victim to. So as an event, it may backfire against Republican leaders. As the Jan 6th committee exposes the lies that led to the insurrection on January 6th and task-master Saturn trines the North Node, some semblance of law and order may have been restored since 1/6, but mental discernment is not at its best on September 18th. Still, I do not believe there is anything to fear on this day (although there may be some scary revolutionary events deep into 2022 when more disruptive astrological elements arrive.)
So we are not out of the woods yet, but the Astro-aspects are relatively gentle this month, unlike in January, so September 18th does not look especially problematic. I hope this is a correct assessment.
SEPT. 13th ADDENDUM
Venus-in-Scorpio SQUARE Saturn-in-Aquarius
Regarding September 18th, I overlooked the significance of a secretive, suspicious/malicious femme fatale Venus-in-Scorpio, a force to be reckoned with, clashing with/square high-principled, steady, and well-reasoned Saturn-in-Aquarius. Fundamentally, there is a manipulated play of political shenanigans that pretends validity, but is a sham, that is playing us all for fools. Yet Venus and Saturn are “handcuffed to each other” by this square (Christopher Renstrom’s term) as they share some fate or “common cause,” so they have to work with each other although they don’t want to. Some desperation or victimization theme is likely at play (such as the “injustice“ of Jan 6 “Patriots” being held to account for their transgressions at and within the Capital, including maiming and murdering Capital Police), or is it all just theatre and talking points for Trumpites to campaign off of?
A dilemma arises with all squares. The theme of this aspect is that one party refuses to “believe” that “the victim is for real” (because so much is false or contrived). However, one’s position evolves due to extenuating circumstances, and uncertainties fade as a common bond is formed through adversity. This event could expand comradery among those who stormed the Capital, and those who supported them as “upholders of personal freedoms,” including breaking and entering… But it would seem that September 18th features more a disgruntled mob than a seditious one.
But this square between Venus and Saturn increases the tension of the moment, and some lone wolf violence is possible, whether from mental instability or a desperate attempt to seek attention from their in-group. Nonetheless, this September 18th EVENT appears to be more political theatre than insurrection.
Venus-in-Sagittarius will be fully exonerated when she sextiles Jupiter-in-Aquarius on October 30, partnering up with Mercury-in-Libra paving the way for a fully fun Halloween weekend.