By Norma Jean Ream
Governments always have secrets. Many things are “classified” for the country’s good. However, since the 1990’s, executive powers have greatly increased and primarily though secret means. Last June 9, 2013, Edward Snowden exposed the massive spying that our government is doing. There are these various agencies of the government that have, until 2001 remained fairly autonomous and it could be argued that a general lack of knowledge about individual agencies was common outside each agency. There was little to no sharing of intelligence with foreign powers. On August 20, 2002, Attorney General John Ashcroft issued new procedures for allowing the sharing of intelligence between agencies and with other governments.
The process that is unfolding around NSA, CIA, and FBI and their use of spying, detention, and interrogation is threatening to shake up this administration and the last one. I have been writing for months about the revolutionary energies of current astrological patterns and linking the cycles to history. The revolution that formed this country happened during similar long-term planetary alignments. We are essentially in a process of refocusing our society and our government along similar events of our pre-Constitution years. Spying, kidnapping, and torture were widespread through the Colonies in a civil war.
When Diane Feinstein of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence took a stand and challenged the CIA to stop spying on the Committee members and their staff, it brought out in the open the complicity between current administration and the Bush administration and their “reinterpretation of law” to cover their war crimes.
As we go through the month of April 2014, things could get very intense. The Spring Equinox, March 20, already has a tightening arrangement of four planets facing off in a Grand Cross that fits right on the Sun of the USA chart. The Sun is the representative of a nation’s President or Leader. Saturn represents Congress. Sun and Saturn are tightly in a square aspect, so this transit picture is heating up tensions and bringing more secrets to the surface.
There will be a total Lunar eclipse on April 14, and a Solar Annular eclipse on April 28. In addition, the 5thof 7 squares between Uranus (revolution) and Pluto (overarching powers) is exact on April 21. Jupiter opposes Pluto as it conjuncts the USA Sun. This happened previously in early August 2013. At that time Glenn Greenwald testified to the Senate of Brazil. This further exposed what the government is doing on a global scale. Jupiter reveals the truth, while Pluto is the dominating power. In the stages of this cyclic relationship, we are coming to the most important one in April.
While both Mars and Saturn are retrograde, the factors of military or domestic defense and Congressional powers are in disruptive phases. There can be overreactions and a tendency to suppress dissent. With Mars transiting the USA Saturn representing Congress, there is going to be a fight.
As the truth is forced into the open, public reactions could range from civil disobedience to major upset in the next elections.
Players at the highest level of government and corporations will not want the truth known. We are going into a time of power struggles and potentially false flag events to justify domestic controls. Former President Bush and his team must be getting very nervous. The both Lunar and Solar eclipses have strong contacts to GB’s natal chart.
President Obama is in the hot seat with transiting Saturn making its way to his Midheaven (the place of reputation) and will be challenging other points in the area of relationships and open enemies.
The Solar Eclipse is square to his Sun, which will shake his place in the world. The remainder of his term of office will be very challenging to him. Even the Inauguration chart is coming to life in ways we astrologers may not have understood before. Saturn is aspecting Neptune (illusions and secrets), while Mercury has made three passes over it. Thus, we have the information that has been concealed. I am sure there is more to come. This is a slow process and governments can delay as long as they want.
Norma Jean Ream is a 30-year astrologer who resides in Puna. For more information about Ream or her astrological work, visit www.astrologyhawaii.com.