Ongoing socio-economic problems in the UK and in the world existed before the Brexit and will continue after. The key differences now are that the people voice has been heard and that the UK can be in charge of its own destiny. Yes there will be monetary and financial duress, but freedom and national identity are priceless values.
The Social and Economic Inequality
This decade insurgency started with the Mediterranean Arab Spring and the global Occupy Movement to develop into today’s sizable populist revolts about social and economic inequality. The recently empowered 99% have now credible options to oppose power abuses by the 1%. Anger and fear have reached intolerable limits and opened the door for new populist leaders such as Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage in the UK, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in the US, Marine Le Pen in France, Geert Wilders in Holland, Pablo Iglesias in Spain and many others everywhere. Those political movements are not without parallels with Leon Blum and his 1936 “Front Populaire” in France that brought the freedom and social justice joy but could not prevent the financial pain amidst the then world depression.
The Astro Tarology Perspective
Over the last five years, I wrote several articles about the square Uranus-Pluto and its mark on the current decade and announcement of a major societal paradigm shift. The symbolic meaning of that planetary aspect can be summarized as follows.
Here is the visual Astro Tarology representation of the Uranus-Pluto dialectic
The sum of “The Jester” (Uranus) and “The Seducer” (Pluto) equals “The Phoenix” (Uranus-Pluto).
The Uranus card —associated with the zodiac sign of Aquarius— shows a colorful Jester walking happily towards a revolutionary thunderbolt. Uranus requires impulse and determination to embark on his life journey new beginning. The path leads to a small isolated village which can be associated to the emerging Age of Aquarius. That new historical era is expected to be marked by the unity of science and art as well as a more humane life paradigm.
The Pluto card —associated with the zodiac sign of Scorpio— shows a tempting Seducer offering a flower while wrapped in hellish flames coming out of an underground well. As Pluto requires others energy for its own survival, he will say anything in exchange for people souls. Needless to say that the devilish Seducer only deceives others and never delivers on his promises. Pluto embodies the corrupted evil as opposed to Uranus the autonomous good.
The Phoenix card is the combination of Uranus/The Jester and Pluto/The Seducer, the good and the evil. The mythic colorful bird represents its beautiful rebirth from its own ashes. Yesterday is dead and tomorrow will come with a newborn excitement. The past must decay and any resistances are doomed to fail. Uranus the Good will triumph over Pluto the Evil. The doors of the jailed souls will open to a new freedom. The coming age of Aquarius is around the corner!!!
When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right. – Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
Political Abuses And Outsiders Rise
What is happening in US politics today is nothing less than a revolution. Agreeing or not with any of the outsiders programs is secondary to the fact that we are in the middle of an ongoing political, financial and social paradigm change.
The following illustration about the capitalist system pyramid was created in 1912. One century later, nothing has changed. It shows the same trickle down societal powers and could very well have been designed today. Revolutions start when abuses from the top become unbearable to the bottom. Some revolutions are violent some are more democratic, but none are ever peaceful.
During electoral campaigns, politicians have always taken money from the rich to buy votes from the poor promising the ones to protect them from the others. After being elected they had to lie to the people in order to explain why they were unable to deliver on their promises. This was working as long as lies could distract the population from the growing class gap and keep politicians pseudo credibility alive.
Things are changing when the class gap is becoming so important that nobody believe the lies anymore. When this happens, a significant majority suffers from a total disconnection with political leaders. When a large part of the population feels angry and abandoned by the system, they turn to outsiders who are their only hope for financial and existential security as well as national identity and freedom. This is what is happening today in the US, where this feeling of abandonment explains the rise of new presidential candidates such as Trump to the right, Sanders to the left and Carson (now siding with Trump) to the middle.
The last sixteen years of US disastrous domestic and foreign policies not only destroyed the country economy and image as a superpower, but also enriched the top 1% and impoverished the other 99%. These people have reached their tolerance limit and are now seeking new hopeful voices. This explains the rise of Donald, Bernie and Ben whose combined supporters represents their party majority opposed to the abusive political cronyism.
Imperialism Collapse And Establishment Dissolution
Empires have fallen before and it never was the end of the world. The UK lost its world superpower role in 1950 and is still around today as a meaningful nation. Written in 1838 by Victor Hugo, “Ruy Blas” story takes place in 17th century Spain during Charles II reign. Below is an excerpt about the monarchy collapse and its nobility dissolution. History repeats itself. That story could have been written today and reflects what is happening now. All powers collapse are following similar patterns.
… At the time when a monarchy is about to collapse, several phenomena can be observed. At first the nobility tends to dissolve. By dissolving it divides, here’s how:
The kingdom falters, the dynasty dies out, the law falls into ruins; the political unity crumbles to the plot agony; the top of society bastardizes and degenerates; a fatal weakness is felt as much outside as within; great things of the state fell, only small are standing, sad public spectacle; no more police, no more military, no more finances, each guesses the end is coming. Hence, in all minds there is yesterday’s trouble, tomorrow’s fear, distrust of all men, discouragement in all things, profound disgust. As the state disease is coming from the top, the nobility in the front line is the first to be attacked. What becomes of it then?
Part of the gentlemen, the least honest and least generous, remains in the royal court. Everything will be swallowed up, time is short, one must haste, one must enrich, expand, and take advantage of circumstances. One only think for oneself. Each, without any pity for the country, is making a small private fortune at the cost of the great public misfortune.
One is a courtier, one is a minister, one hurries to be happy and powerful. One has wit, one becomes depraved, and one succeeds. The state’s orders, dignities, places, money, one takes everything, one wants everything, one plunders everything. One only lives by ambition and greed …
Not much has changed. Hugo’s nobility is today’s establishment. Their actions are causing reactions, giving rise to anti-establishment leaders. This is normal and has happened in other times or other countries. For instance in France, yesterday’s Leon Blum (“Popular Front”) could be compared to Bernie Sanders and today’s Marine Le Pen (“National Front”) to Donald Trump. Revolutionaries are needed to bring the light of hope. However, as they are unable to heal the nation advanced deterioration, their power usually erode fast. This was true historically yesterday and will likely be true today.
Established politicians will fight toes and nails to remain in power, as for them losing their political clout would mean the end of their self-serving abuses. For them, political fall would be equal to death.
Over the last decades, the Western Empire collapsing life was artificially extended. Today it has reached the end of the rope. Lies are no longer believed and the harsh reality is claiming its rights. All tricks were used to defer the day of reckoning and there is very little road left to kick the can on. Yesterday is gone forever and tomorrow’s new normality is not there yet. The revolutionaries are providing hope to a population in disarray, which is critical for survival during desperate times.
The Love Of Power And The Power Of Love
From a tarot perspective, the Feeling LOVERS arcanum (6) and its sequentially next Conquering CHARIOT arcanum (7) reflects the dialectic between the power of love and the love of power.
From the Astro Tarology perspective, the Feeling LOVERS arcanum corresponds to the link between the Moon (unconscious) and the Heart, and the Conquering CHARIOT to the link between the Moon (unconscious) and Mercury (the head). In a nutshell, there is an inner conflict between compassion and self-protection, between the heart and the head. Jung’s road to individuation suggests to hold both heart and head without making choices. The analysis of the LOVERS (6) and CHARIOT (7) arcana will be detailed in the Astro Tarology course Module 2 (arcana 6 to 10). In the meantime, we wish you good work with Module 1 (arcana 0 to 5) available in its totality online for free. Click to see the course program.
When an imperial cycle ends, a new one will follow. It never happens differently in nature. A good storm clears the air and the weather always restart with a new blue sky after. Donald, Bernie and Ben are today’s revolutionaries. We may not like any of their programs, but they deserve our thanks for turning the US political table over. This has long been overdue. Victor Hugo gave us a glimpse as to what will happen to the nobility. Regardless of the US presidential race outcome, the political establishment power has already been seriously defied. The US political scene will never be the same and that is an excellent news!!