Friday, 15 July 2016

Coup in Turkey

Hours after an attempted military coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, dawn is breaking in Turkey. While Mehmet Simsek, the Deputy Prime Minister, tells CNN the military coup has failed and that "the government is still in control", reports of explosions and gunfire are still coming in from Istanbul. 42 people, including police officer, have reportedly been killed in Ankara. It is unclear who is really in control of Istanbul and Ankara at this point in time. July 16

The attempted coup in Turkey comes at the Gibbous Moon of July 16. A chart for the Moon phase at Ankara has the Sun on the Ascendant and both the luminaries in hard aspect to Saturn-Uranus (which are themselves in a sesquisquare aspect). Saturn-Uranus is a combination we associate with revolution (Uranus) against the government or ruling authority (Saturn). Incidentally the Gibbous Moon and Saturn are also conjunct the star Antares. About this star Nick Fiorenza writes:

In classical astrology, Antares is the star of war and weaponry, and with expounded meaning, to challenge the established opposing politics (an arena common to the Antares / Aldebaran axis) with tenacious adamancy. This is especially in regard to taking a stand against the established conditions of our personal lives and against the established order or authority directing our lives when those conditions or that authority are no longer in our best interest nor supporting our evolutionary freedom and fulfillment.

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