Michael T. Flynn, the national security adviser, resigned on Monday night after it was revealed that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other top White House officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States. Feb. 13 https://goo.gl/RjtB2
On Thursday night a suicide attack was made on a shrine at Sehwan, Pakistan, killing at least 75 people.The shrine site in the south west of the country is a place of worship for followers of Sufi Islam. Isis carried out a suicide attack, detonating explosives in the crowded area filled with many women and children. More than 250 were injured in the blast, responsibility for which was claimed by Isis shortly after. Built in 1356, the shrine is also located near to the tomb of the philosopher poet Syed Muhammad Usman Marwandi, better known as Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. Sufiism is a form of Islam, rather than a sect, and Sufi orders can be found in both Sunni and Shia groups. Feb. 17 https://goo.gl/4tWZ5e
India's only active volcano in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is erupting once again. The Barren Island volcano, located about 140km northeast of Port Blair, started erupting in 1991 after a dormant phase of over 150 years and has shown intermittent activity since then. Feb. 17 https://goo.gl/MNvXiX
At least 19 people were killed and about 20 other people were injured after a bus overturned on its way from Argentina to Chile. Chilean bus company Turbus shared a statement on its Facebook page stating the crash likely occurred on Route 7 near Los Horcones in the province of Mendoza. Feb. 18 https://goo.gl/msscbj
One person has died and at least 19 people are injured after a passenger train in Belgium derailed Saturday east of Brussels, police in the town of Leuven said. The emergency services at the scene have evacuated about 50 passengers, according to the national railway operator Infrabel. Some of them are seriously injured. Feb. 18 https://goo.gl/GUK3bj
We shall see in this post that the news items listed above are joined by a common thread. Readers are aware that the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square is building toward a crescendo as Mars begins to trigger the combination. Let us recall that Mars entered Aries, on January 28, and for the last couple of weeks has been marching toward a conjunction with Uranus, and as it nears Uranus, Mars also forms an opposition to Jupiter and along the way, a square to Pluto. Uranus represents change, and one of the ways it fosters change is through sudden and startling plot twists. Fundamentally unstable, when Uranus unites with Mars, their combined influence more often than not manifests as an explosive force. From a negative perspective, that force can be violent. From a positive perspective, that force can be a concentrated determination and effort to bring about changes. The unexpected breaks through into sudden manifestation.
Expanding on the Mars-Pluto square, astrologer, Adam Elenbaas writes:
Mars' application to Pluto is a powerful force to be reckoned with in the next week. Where Mars drives through, slices, divides, penetrates, heats, and intensifies, Pluto dredges the depths, brings to the surface what is hidden, dying, sick, or festering, and transforms or transfigures. When the two come together the potential for revelation and transformation through forceful, aggressive, and penetrating actions is high. At the same time, Mars and Pluto together represent the power play, the violent, ruthless, dark, hidden, and coercive display of force, aggression, and self-centered ambition. This combination can drive us to transform ourselves in amazing ways, but it can also penetrate through facades and superficiality with an almost vengeful disregard for personal feelings or sensitivities.
* The Mars/Pluto transit is great for working on anger, hostility, and aggression issues in all areas of life. Working to reveal or illuminate the unconscious material related to unchecked displays of rage, lust, frustration, and constant agitation, Mars/Pluto lights up the unseen depths and provides us with an opportunity to either use those forces more constructively or to understand their nature and what triggers their less constructive expressions.
* Mars/Pluto is also about the desire to blow something apart, to desecrate, or to divide something that appears beautiful but is actually ugly, immoral, or deceitful below the surface. However, the same energy is sometimes used to express vengeance, jealousy, and lust...it's a good moment to be extra mindful of how we are acting and reacting, and why. http://www.nightlightastrology.com/
In mundane astrology we can make charts for the exact aspects that Mars makes with Uranus, Jupiter and Pluto. If any one or more of these charts carry the T-square in aspect to the horizon or meridian, those places will feel the full effect of the T that we have described above. But this is not the only way, the energy of the powerful T-square is released. Should a Moon phase bring the T-square to an alignment with the angles at any place that too can serve as a trigger. Under each item of the news, the relevant mundane chart has been shown.