Catalan Revolution / Independence? Astrological Perspectives

4 Oct

Wow, so much uprising, turmoil, and so many unsettling news too…
On the Earth, in the human energy field, as in the Heavens.

Catalan Independence Flag

Catalan Independence Flag

URANUS in late ARIES shows (by the way, the Planetary Archetypes don’t ‘produce’ events and trends on Planet Earth in a cause-effect correlation, they rather work synchronistically, and like a hand on the clock: “it’s time for… this!”):

Revolutions, Liberation, Calls for Freedom and Awakening are shaking things up.

Sadly, with a lot of violence involved as well. Just saw news and videos today how Spanish police were actually beating Catalans out of the polling stations for the (apparently unconstitutional) referendum for an independent Catalunya.
Just check out the atmosphere in Barcelona in the last few days, here at this BBC article.

Both Barcelona and Spain as a whole are close to my heart.
I went to Spain many times when I still lived in Europe, before moving to Canada.
Mostly, for Spanish language and culture studies (usually months at a time), and I lived and worked in Barcelona for 3 months in Spring 1991, the year before the Olympics.
So, this is quite moving and upsetting to me personally too.Having lived in and visited Catalunya many times, it was always obvious to me that the region has a natural sense of autonomous identity within Spain that’s omnipresent (the Catalan language, the art and culture, the relatively strong  economy…).

From that perspective, I’m not really surprised that at some point – now! – they want to take it to the next level.
Personally, I’d love to see peaceful negotiations (LIBRA style) yet, what’s out there looks rather like ARIES (where the FULL MOON on Thursday Oct 5 will be, not far from URANUS!).
As one of the interviewed citizens said: “It’s like in a marriage, when one of the spouses wants a divorce, it has to be negotiated” – and the marriage can’t be enforced…


So, let’s see what the Astrology of Barcelona (representative of Catalunya) and of Spain have to say!

Here is Barcelona’s chart (the date has been adjusted from Julian to Gregorian Calendar – source: Horoscopes of Europe, by Marc Penfield, 2006):



What strikes immediately is that Barcelona’s SUN in late ARIES has since 2016 a URANUS transit (once every 84 years!). The last phase will be exact / stationary in Dec 2017 / Jan 2018.  This itself is a clear call for autonomy and independence.
Moreover, URANUS is now (since June 2017) on Barcelona’s Midheaven (the ‘Individuation Point’: “What will you be as a ‘grown-up’?!), which is also her relationship to outer authority – the Spanish State (a Parliamentary Monarchy).
With her LEO Rising, Barcelona is a Queen to herself, by the way – which makes the SUN in late ARIES with its URANUS transit even more prominent.
The karmic North Node in LEO will also reach Barcelona’s AC by May / June 2018, calling her to ‘shine on her own’, rather than be ‘one of many’.
Plus, Barcelona had SATURN on her North Node in early SAG in 2015 already (every 29 years) finding her path and direction (despite tests and challenges).

The Full Moon on Thursday Oct 5 in ARIES, not far from URANUS, reflects Barcelona’s MOON in AQ (ruled by URANUS) – Freedom and Independence written all over it.

Two more factors, believe it or not:
Barcelona’s JUPITER in CAP in her 6th house is in 2016 / 17 being exactly transited by PLUTO (first time in 250 years) – not carrying the economic burden anymore, nor a governmental repression. What’s the spirit of the law that the police and Spanish government claims and enforces?! Power vs. Force! Going to the core of Catalan traditions (CAP) will be very empowering, can ‘change everything’ and seems irreversible.
Conversely, Barcelona’s PLUTO in its own sign SCORPIO and SATURN not far from it, in her 4th house of ‘origin’ / family (incl. Spanish interior affairs), both retrograde (inner power and authority / old issues with power and authority structures) will be transited by JUPITER (every 12 years), the whole time from Dec 2017 to Sept 2018 (very rare for a JUPITER transit to be exact so long, and JUPITER stations both on Barcelona’s PLUTO and SATURN).
PLUTO on JUPITER in CAP, AND JUPITER on PLUTO in its ruled sign SCO, and SATURN (Ruler of CAP) is like a triple / quadruple-whammy:
Issues of Power and Authority through deep transformation will be BIG.

Bottom line:
The astrological picture shows compounding elements that point to independence and transformation from the ground-up.



Here is Espana’s chart from 1469 (the date – when the kingdoms of Aragon and Castilla were united through Royal marriage – has been adjusted from Julian to Gregorian Calendar – source: Horoscopes of Europe, by Marc Penfield, 2006).
There would be also charts for the Second Republic from April 14, 1931 (with SUN / URANUS in ARIES, interestingly), definitely worth looking at.
And the chart of the Parliamentary Monarchy from 1978.

Let’s stick with the original one for now:


If the time is correct (mid-SAG Rising, not surprisingly, given Spain’s ‘global outreach’ via Conquista and crusades over centuries – with chart ruler JUPITER on the 9th house cusp, plus MARS retro in territory hungry TAURUS), Spain would have had a transit from SATURN in SAG (every 29 years) over her AC since 2016.
A re-structuring of the country, and, similarly to the U.S.A. (also with mid-SAG AC), ‘less is more’ when it comes to righteousness and ‘my way or the highway’.
I.o.w., a challenge of its politics and test ‘on ground level’:
Does this direction really work, and is what the state proclaims true for the people?

Spain has an opposition of the MOON in ARIES and URANUS / MERCURY in LIBRA, which will be acutely stimulated by the Full MOON / URANUS in ARIES this week – quite destabilizing, to put it mildly.
In sharp square to the AR – LI Full Moon axis sits Spain’s CHIRON / LILITH in CAP, not far from the North Node on the ‘Collaboration Point’ on the CAP / AQ cusp.
Spanish People and Countries (MOON) that are very independently minded (MOON in ARIES opp. URANUS in LI) to start with, as we see with several already autonomous regions (Basque, Catalunya, Galicia).
Rather than keeping the countries and people under control, and treating them like ‘children’ (South Node in late CAN in her 8th house) an incentive (painful yet healing) for the Spanish State would be to evolve in synergistic collaboration of mature, established, capable regions / countries bringing their best resources together (North Node on the CAP / AQ cusp). Utopian?
The LI – AR axis also points to reconciling both negotiation AND autonomy.

The CAP themes are nowa-years activated by PLUTO in CAP (2017-19 – every 250 years only) which shows the CAP shadow (control and repression through authorities) that needs to be deeply transformed.
PLUTO (this Sept / Oct stationary, now moving forward again, indicating outer change)
is at the same time on Barcelona’s JUPITER in CAP.
To me, this looks like a structural / constitutional clash that leads to deep historic change.

URANUS going through Spain’s 4th house of inner affairs, incl. her ARIES MOON (since about 2013) would have shown how much unrest and uprising is in the country.
Catalunya could easily be a catalyst and precedent for more to come….

Then, also, JUPITER will transit Spain’s SCORPIO SUN / NEPTUNE, and oppose her SATURN in TAU (every 12 years) this Fall (exact end of Oct through Nov), which will reveal how much has been already ‘hiding in the dark’, leading to big and deep transformation. Resistance of the status quo is futile.


Let’s invoke, support, and BE the Powers-to-Change for the Better.
May it lead to more integrity and natural empowerment.
May Natural Law prevail.


© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger


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