Storming of the Bastille, July 14, 1789
This event is considered to be the start of the French Revolution. Does it seem familiar?
I was inspired to look at this event, after the breach of the Capitol Building on Wednesday. It had a similar ‘vibe’ (for want of a better word). But when I looked at Wednesday’s chart, I couldn’t see any direct connections, except in opposition (see below).
But that hasn’t deterred me. So, just for fun, let’s look at that one inconjunct:
Saturn Inconjunct Neptune
This aspect…can have a variety of effects, one of which may be difficulty in relating fantasy and imagination, on one hand, to reality, duty, obligation and work, on the other. Usually the reality, duty and work aspect of the combination is dominant, at least at first. Your imaginative side tends to be transformed into nervousness, fear and irrational anxieties. The most negative manifestation of this aspect is a feeling that you have to keep a tight lid on yourself and that if you look inside yourself too closely, you will find only emptiness and disintegration. It is difficult for you to realize that this is not the truth about your inner self.
Researching the Bastille on Wikipedia yielded this entry:
By July 1789, revolutionary sentiment was rising in Paris. The Estates-General was convened in May and members of the Third Estate proclaimed the Tennis Court Oath in June, calling for the king to grant a written constitution. Violence between loyal royal forces, mutinous members of the royal Gardes Françaises and local crowds broke out at Vendôme on 12 July, leading to widespread fighting and the withdrawal of royal forces from the centre of Paris. Revolutionary crowds began to arm themselves during 13 July, looting royal stores, gunsmiths and armourers’ shops for weapons and gunpowder.
The commander of the Bastille at the time was Bernard-René de Launay, a conscientious but minor military officer. Tensions surrounding the Bastille had been rising for several weeks. Only seven prisoners remained in the fortress, – the Marquis de Sade had been transferred to the asylum of Charenton, after addressing the public from his walks on top of the towers and, once this was forbidden, shouting from the window of his cell. Sade had claimed that the authorities planned to massacre the prisoners in the castle, which resulted in the governor removing him to an alternative site in early July.Storming of the Bastille (from Wikipedia)
The Marquis de Sade?! Well, isn’t that interesting? This opens up a whole different can of worms, for sure.
Marquis de Sade (June 2, 1740 – December 2, 1814)
My gut told me that this link was going to yield something special. Wait and see…
As this chart was already on my Kepler 7.0 program, I haven’t changed anything (just in case I am accused of making things ‘fit’ my theories). There are two inconjuncts, but I’m not going to focus on them. Instead, I am going to do my ‘quantum leap’ and compare this chart with a certain individual’s, the man who may have sparked Wednesday’s actions.
Can you see what I’m seeing? Venus and Saturn in both charts are conjunct to each other. Sade’s Jupiter is conjunct Trump’s Uranus. Trump’s Mercury is near Sade’s Neptune. And Trump’s Jupiter and Moon are forming a Yod with Sade’s Mercury.
When I compared Sade’s ‘death’ chart to Trump’s birth chart, I didn’t get the same hits, so this leads me to think that the same energies are operating through these two individuals, but they are not reincarnational with each other. Splitting hairs, for sure.
And Speaking of Imagination
Now, friends, that does sound familiar, does it not?