Something in the Air? The Age of Rebellion

Mutiny on the Bounty (April 28, 1789)

Courtesy of Wikipedia

“Louis the 16th was the King of France in 1789” (Allan Sherman “You Went the Wrong Way, Old King Louis”). The beginning of the French Revolution happened in the same year.

In the early hours of 28 April 1789, Bounty lay about 30 nautical miles (56 km; 35 mi) south of the island of Tofua. After a largely sleepless night, Christian had decided to act. He understood from his discussions with Young and Stewart which crewmen were his most likely supporters and, after approaching Quintal and Isaac Martin, he learned the names of several more. With the help of these men, Christian rapidly gained control of the upper deck; those who questioned his actions were ordered to keep quiet. At about 05:15, Christian went below, dismissed Hallett (who was sleeping on the chest containing the ship’s muskets), and distributed arms to his followers before making for Bligh’s cabin. Three men took hold of the captain and tied his hands, threatening to kill him if he raised the alarm; Bligh “called as loudly as [he] could in hopes of assistance”. The commotion woke Fryer, who saw, from his cabin opposite, the mutineers frogmarching Bligh away. The mutineers ordered Fryer to “lay down again, and hold my tongue or I was a dead man”

Seizure (Wikipedia)

As this is based on an eyewitness account, there is no reason to doubt the timing. And which planet is pivotal here? Neptune on the Descendant. The Cosmic Crosses are many, and the action was doomed from the start. The inconjunct between Saturn and Neptune is significant.

Saturn Inconjunct Neptune

This aspect is strongest when either of these planets is also conjunct or opposition the Ascendant or Midheaven. It 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 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.

The Simple Life?

The South Pacific has an alluring quality about it, especially if you get to spend a fairly lengthy time with the native population there. But most accounts suggest that this rebellious behaviour was due to a couple of lost coconuts. Bligh thought Christian had stolen them. Fletcher Christian became despondent (Neptune) and decided to escape the confines of the ship and William Bligh (Saturn). It was a recipe for disaster.

Tofua, Tonga

This island looks like an ouroboros (serpent swallowing its tail). Hmm.

Good excuse, eh?

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And I am experimenting with birth and death charts. If you wish to contact me, or request a birth chart, send an email to cdsmiller17@gmail.com
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