Allow yourself to imagine a humanoid figure standing before you. This figure is devoid of sex, race or religion, but it represents a productive, law-abiding, civilized individual with respect for its neighbors’ inherent rights, product of labor and property. This figure symbolizes “middle” America.
To the right of this humanoid figure is giant fist. The fist to the figure’s right is also devoid of sex, race or religion, but it has a consciousness, and it represents corporatism, institutionalized usury, authoritarianism, as well as collectivism and globalism. The giant fist to the right of the figure despises capitalism, and it loathes free enterprise, preferring instead to have all men and women employed by one of its corporate subsidiaries, believing that wage and debt slavery is for the masses, and profits only for the elite. The fist recognizes the figure for its aforementioned qualities, and has reasoned that it can be of great use, so the fist now pummels the figure with the intention of beating it into submission so that it might make it its slave.
To the left of the humanoid figure is another giant fist, and it too, is devoid of sex, race or religion, and it also recognizes the value in the humanoid figure’s aforementioned qualities. But the giant fist to the left of the figure represents government in the form of socialism, communism and totalitarianism, as well as representing idealism, environmental extremism, and social engineering. Strangely enough, it, like the giant fist on the right, also represents collectivism and globalism. The giant fist on the left also despises capitalism, and loathes the very thought of free enterprise, preferring instead to have all men and women employed by government, unless of course, employment just isn’t their thing. In the mind of this fist, wage and tax slavery is for the masses, and wealth and privilege is to be withheld for only the elite. Like the giant fist on the right, the giant fist on the left would like to make use of the humanoid figure, and though it finds the word “slavery” very distasteful, it is indeed a slave that the fist on the left wants to make of the figure. So it too, pummels the figure, with the intention being to beat it into submission.
I have previously written that, among its many attributes, the planet Uranus represents rebellion, and most often, mindless rebellion – that is, rebellion for the sake of rebellion alone – as well as destruction for the sake of destruction alone. A Uranian-type [of personality] is easily identified, as they cannot hide their rebellious nature, and while their rebellion will be justified by them with all sorts of idealistic and humanitarian platitudes, that rebellion will have behind it very little logic or rationale thought, that is, if it has any of those qualities at all. The Uranian-type’s rebellion is based entirely upon the notion of breaking down what is regarded as ‘the old’ and replacing it with what is regarded as ‘the new’, even if parts, or all, of what is regarded as ‘the old’ are vital to their own survival, and parts, or all, of what is regarded as ‘the new’ has nothing ‘new’ about it at all. Thus, the frivolity of the Uranian-type’s rebellion is easily led (or manipulated) by the latest trend or fashion. Due to the Uranian-types’ willingness to destroy, this results in the Uranian form of change being quite effective, but most often, of no real value. And in many cases, Uranian forms of change are quite costly to humanity, and can take decades, or even centuries, to recover from.
Most astrologers regard the planet Uranus as a malefic planet, id est: a planet with an evil influence. This is because the effects that Uranus has, through its daily motions, on the Earth and the minds of men and women, is usually unexpected, mostly unpleasant, often deadly, occasionally cataclysmic, and frequently involving large masses of people. In its effects upon society, Uranus is the key planet associated with socialism, and socialist movements. (Actual communism is associated with both Uranus, and the fraud and deception of Neptune, the latter associated also with communal living.) Uranus is also the planet associated with technology – the generation and harnessing of electricity, the telephone, powered-aviation, radio communications, nuclear fission, rocketry, the computer, the Internet, et al. And while being a positive addition to the lives of men and women in so many ways, many of these radical Uranian technologies have been quite deadly. I cite the electric chair, aerial bombardment, the atomic bomb, etc. Perhaps the latest and best example of the potential deadly nature of Uranian technology is found in the phenomenon of what has been termed “flash mobs.” Using the Internet’s (Uranian) social-networking (Uranian) resources, a group of people mass in one spot for the sole purpose of engaging in unprovoked acts of violence against victims chosen at random. (For years, a constant source of aggravation for me has been the government and media’s (as well as those who parrot such) frequently mistaking what actually constitutes guerilla action as “terrorism”. The fact that these “flash mob” participants, no matter their ages, have not been classified as “domestic terrorists” – classified as domestic enemy combatants engaged in treasonous acts of war against the USA (and summarily executed) – leads me to believe that, either government and media do not understand how to define “terrorism”, or they are intentionally misusing the term.) More widespread use of this Uranian social networking technology is found behind what has been termed “The Arab Spring” – named after the nineteenth century European uprising against monarchies and aristocracies (correlative to an earlier transit of Uranus through the sign of Aries!) and which, in the end, proved to be mostly ineffectual. I believe the same will be found true of this Arab trend towards rebellion, too, as the region’s old oppressive and corrupt plutocracies and oligarchies will simply be replaced with new ones.
Most astrologers associate the planet Uranus with playing a large role in the experience of social change. Here in America, we tend to look back upon our culture in terms of decades, but what I am seeing is that most of those things we might call trends or fads seem to run in 7-year cycles, which is correlative to the approximate transit of Uranus through one of the signs of the zodiac. As history demonstrates, social change can be positive or negative. The last time Uranus transited the sign of Aries was about 85 years ago. Then the forms of social change brought to the unsuspecting world by emboldened Uranian-types was the rise of communism and nationalist socialism. And while it is impossible to convince FDR-worshippers with any amount of facts on the matter, America’s socialist “New Deal” was certainly of a Uranian nature, and in the long-term, a highly destructive change for the USA. The Uranian-types that rose to prominence during the previous transit of Uranus through the sign of Aries included Chang Kai-Shek, Benito Mussolini, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, and Adolph Hitler.
Is it possible that, 85 years ago, if Earth’s mass of humanity had exercised restraint, separated themselves from ego and emotion, and thoroughly analyzed the long-term effects of communism, nationalist socialism, and America’s “New Deal”, there would have been a rejection of these destructive forms of social change? In other words, had ‘cooler heads’ prevailed, and different directions been taken, could, in the years that followed, those events that led to World War II, have been avoided? I believe the answer to the question is “yes,” but also recognize that, under the circumstances of that day, during that critical point when the incendiary effect of the Uranus transit of Aries was stoking the fires of rebellion in the hearts of all but the most Saturnal men and women, ‘cool heads’ – clear and rational thought, and the taking of time for careful analysis – was made nearly an impossibility. In those days, from Europe to Asia, millions of men and women had already been subjected to centuries of brutality and oppression by monarchy (and its hereditary right) as well as the parasitism of institutionalized usury, and in many instances, hard lives consisting of little more than fruitless labor.
In that day, a significant portion of humanity fell under the influence of Uranus in Aries, and people were essentially saying, “anything other than the way it has been.”
And the moment men and women succumb to Uranian influences, the most radical Uranian-types [of personalities] descend to nurture any signs of rebellion, exploit any discontent, envy or resentment, and to lead the disgruntled to wreak havoc upon the social substratum about them, even if it brings them greater injury or loss. To clarify, even non-Uranian-types can fall under the influence of Uranus and become, at least temporarily, a quasi-Uranian-type. Those people who are highly subject to fads and fashion are most vulnerable. And they are often the same people with the mindset in which, in the face of every tragedy, uncomfortable societal change or mass incident, demand for some radical measure to be taken by government, even if the measure is of no effect or consequence to the matter at hand, worthless, or even more destructive.
But what may be most critical of all is that, the most important thing the Uranian-type fails to take into consideration is, in the process of creating this Uranian pandemonium, those whose personality reflects the attributes of the planet Saturn, those who we call the Saturnal-types, stand by, observing, often hiding in the shadows, waiting to seize opportunity for the control over society that the Uranians inevitably hand over to them. True Saturnal-types do in fact comprise a portion of the ‘cooler heads’ that stand by during an Uranian ‘episode.’ They are recognizable as the mature, stern, austere advocates of tradition (but tradition for the sake of tradition alone – whether the tradition is a good one or a bad one) they are often the very religious (as opposed to the spiritual). But most of all they are the authorities – the authoritarian, force of stabilization that steps in and seizes control when the Uranians have either exhausted or destroyed themselves in the process of creating havoc. And this is a perfect situation for them, because Saturnal-types are inherently power-mad – but not power-mad in the same way as a Plutonian-type, that is, one who wins the loyalties of his or her followers by commanding, or appealing to, the emotions of his or her followers. Nor are they [Saturnal-types] like a Neptunian-type, that is, one who seizes power through fraud, deception and mesmerization (and which these types do much to their own joy and/or self-righteous self-delusion) – as a leader of a cult, or similar. Nor does Saturnal authority have anything to do with what is referred to as being Jovial – that is, taking on the benevolent qualities of Jupiter. Instead, Saturnal-types justify their power-madness through misuse and intentional misinterpretation of law and regulation. They are an authoritarian aristocracy, and epitomize the maxim ‘any excuse will serve a tyrant’, because they are tyrants, or at the least, aspire to be tyrants. They are ardent supporters of slavery – not chattel slavery, at least not in this present day – but advocates of wage, debt and tax slavery. Saturnal-types are users, and through usury, and usury schemes, thrive on placing the yoke of debt-slavery upon all whom they can. Saturnal-types are found as leaders of both the political Right, and the political Left. In this present day, on the Right, there is no more clearly defined example of the Saturnal archetype found than among the world’s corporatists, and on the Left, that same archetype is embodied by government’s tax-and-spend liberals/progressives, bent on engaging in various forms of social engineering.
Saturnal-types see Uranian-types as nothing more than mindless fools, or as children, perhaps, engaged in one petulant frenzy or another, and regard every Uranian episode as an opportunity to later swoop in and gain even greater power and control than they possessed over the masses beforehand. “Buy when there is blood in the streets,” is the famous quote regarding the opportunistic attitude of quintessential Saturnal-type, and corporatist, 18th century English banker Anschel Mayer Rothschilde. And in this contest of rebellion versus opportunism, while the Uranian-types will have spared no act of violence in an attempt to break down the old order, the Saturnal-types spare no act of cruelty or oppression to restore that old order. A “peace protest” turned violent is a perfect example of an Uranian episode. This is why hippies (Uranian-types) for instance, while festooned in ‘peace signs’ and ‘love beads,’ will engage in behavior so provocative that they frequently find themselves being clubbed over the head – and often justifiably so – by the authorities (Saturnal-types). Ultimately, in the struggle for dominance, the Uranian-types exhaust their energies (at least temporarily) and the Saturnal-types gain ground, or prevail outright.
The Occupy Wall Street phenomenon is, and unquestionably so, an Uranian episode.
An obvious affront to conscious corporatists, as well as those whom erroneously believe themselves to be capitalists, but whom are, in fact, corporatists, I am regarding the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon as the West’s correlation to what has been regarded as the “Arab Spring”. The Occupy Wall Street phenomenon is also correlative to the highly disruptive influence observed upon the USA when Uranus transits 0º – 3º Aries.
I define Occupy Wall Street as an Uranian episode, due, and firstly, to the participants’ lack of understanding of that which they are protesting. Foremost in this regard, Occupy Wall Street expresses an overt, overall anti-capitalist, anti-free-enterprise position, hidden behind slogans that make reference to the evils of corporate greed. Occupy Wall Street is, at least in some large part, comprised of individuals who do not know the difference between corporatism and capitalism, and in a typically Uranian manner, they have directed their rebellion at whatever target has become fashionable or trendy to attack. And in this case, it has become both a trend and fashionable to target capitalism.
I attribute Occupy Wall Street as an Uranian episode, due secondly, to the fact that among their ranks is a powerful presence of ardent socialists, as well as an overt and overall sentiment in support of socialism. This is a highly Uranian attribute. The Occupy Wall Street participants’ growing reputation as an “unwashed mass” unwilling to clean up after itself at its points of gathering is very typical of the socialist mindset. Also, the support of certain Hollywood and other liberal and (sic) progressive celebrities – those who love the idea of altruism but still retain their own massive fortunes – is another indicator of the presence of the socialist mindset.
IS ‘OCCUPY WALL STREET’ ALL WRONG?
Is the Occupy Wall Street crowd all wrong? I do not believe so. But they are certainly severely misguided, and as a result, their activity serves only to cause additional damage to America. Though, I must confess that I am amused at the thought of scumbag anti-capitalist corporatists being harassed at their homes by angry mobs, and in this regard, I would say that the Occupy Wall Street crowd has certainly targeted at least some of the correct individuals responsible for America’s economic woes! But to challenge these corporatists with public protest, while classifying them as capitalists – as the Occupy Wall Street crowd does – is akin to demanding a guilty murderer be brought to justice while incessantly referring to the murderer by his victim’s name. I doubt that among the ranks of those participating in the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon there are many individuals who know the difference between corporatism and capitalism (actually, there may none at all!). And this misguidedness is why the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon will absolutely fail in having any positive effect whatsoever upon America’s social conditions. And that same collective lack of understanding which they suffer from will most assuredly be exploited by the very individuals whose abuse of authority and monetary policy has resulted in the conditions they protest.
Until the Occupy Wall Street crowd has developed a clear understanding of the differences between corporatism and capitalism, and the participants overtly disavow the inherently anti-American nature of socialism, they would do America a much greater service simply by staying home.