Boston Tea Party (December 16, 1773)
This post was prompted by a game show reference to Sarah Palin and the Tea Party movement. When I checked on my Kepler 7.0 program, I was surprised that there was no chart for the original Boston Tea Party event. Since it started in the evening, I’ve chosen 5 pm as the time of the chart.
Mercury and Mars conjunct on the descendant would be enough to spur any political movement into action, because ‘actions speak louder than words’. And the grand trine of Pluto and Uranus with Neptune/Saturn means that the action is symbolic in nature.
The inconjunct linking the Sun and Uranus gives the underlying reason.
Sun Inconjunct Uranus
There is a side of your personality that is very restless and impatient with rules, even when you know they are for your own good. You want very much to go your own way and do your own thing, even when you aren’t entirely sure that it is the right direction for you. So you rebel in subtle ways by having sudden fits of obstinacy and moods of feeling very contrary, especially to your parents and other authority figures.
Succinct and to the point…
So What About the Tea Party in the 21st Century?
Mars and Uranus meet at 24Pis27 in the 12th house of Karma, Self-Undoing, and Large Institutions in the chart set for Washington, DC…a political behind-the-scenes meeting perhaps? As you know, Mars conj Uranus indicates risk-takers and those who despise the authority and control of others. I, too, despise what ‘my’ government has used our tax monies for – their own ends, such as war, the undermining of duly-elected governments abroad, assassins’ paychecks, and who knows what else under heaven.https://www.starsoverwashington.com/2009/04/tax-day-tea-party-astrology-mars.html
Honestly, I would never have looked at this chart had it not been for the research into Sarah Palin and the movement. The day, as all Americans know, is Tax Day. And it is obvious that the government (Saturn) is the target of the tax protest. The echo is clear.
Only by looking at both charts together do we get the real picture.
The 2009 Sun and Neptune are pointing a Finger of God (Yod) at the 1773 Saturn. It’s the same old grievance but dressed up in a set of new clothes. 2009’s Moon/Pluto/Midheaven is conjunct 1773’s Mercury and Mars in Capricorn. 2009’s Mars and Uranus are conjunct 1773’s South Node in Pisces. 2009’s North Node is conjunct 1773’s Moon in Aquarius. Makes me wonder: which event came first, really?