In my discussion about Mars within the Grand Sextile on July 12th, I wrote the following specifically about Mars:
“I can’t help but think of a man who, in his heart, truly believes that women deserve to choose for themselves their own fate. Men need to stay out of the discussion.”
Technically, my writing that is not staying out of the discussion. So, for today’s post, I am going to let you hear from a woman. A Fool’s Inclination is happy to introduce to you Astrologer Juliet Morgan. Juliet has co-authored this post and is the reason for it.
A major part of the Grand Sextiles in July and August is what in Astrology is called a Kite. It literally looks like a kite.
In this first chart (left) is a variation of the kite of the summer of 2013. It has a rather stable top triangle: Pluto (in Capricorn) is flanked by Saturn (in Scorpio) and Neptune/Chiron (in Pisces). On August 7th, Jupiter in Cancer will form the tail. [On July 1st the sun was the tail. On July 27th Mars was.]
You will notice that I included one additional aspect to this chart: namely the T-Square that Uranus forms with the Jupiter-Pluto opposition.
Now compare it to this kite (right). Looks pretty similar, eh?
Back in 1925, Saturn was in Scorpio and only ten degrees from where it is now; Jupiter and Pluto were in opposition then, but reversed; and Uranus sat in the upper-right corner where Neptune and Chiron are now.
I included Neptune and Chiron so you can see where they were. Notice the nearly exact Trine between them, which is vibrationally similar to the recent conjunction. I have also include three positions of the sun, which correspond to these dates:
- February 9, 1925 [sun at 20 Aquarius]
- August 11, 1925 [sun at 19 Leo]
- October 15, 1925 [sun at 21 Libra]
In 2013, Jupiter opposes Pluto only once. In 1925, Jupiter opposed Pluto three times.
The average position of Uranus was 22 Pisces. The average position of Neptune was 23 Leo. And the average position of Chiron was 23 Aries. So on all three dates, the sun at or near 20 degrees made an aspect to all three.
The kite of 1925 was strongest in October (from what I can tell). Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn all occupied 14 degrees.
All in all, the kite of 2013 is nearly the same kite on a different day. Some history may repeat. Some issues might be revisited. Some things started then, could possibly be completed now.
Here’s what Juliet has to say about this. [I added references from the internet in case you would like to read up on the women mentioned. I also found a few extra bits of data.]
I do agree with you that the current political debate over House Bill 1 is a perfect manifestation of the current transits. I noted this myself a few weeks ago. If you look back in history to the 1910s-1920s when women’s rights were also at the forefront of political debates, you will find an amazing coincidence! Particularly, look in 1925: Pluto was in Cancer and Jupiter was in Capricorn! And they formed a Kite! Saturn was even in Scorpio (as it is now). Instead of Neptune (and Chiron) in Pisces, it was Uranus!
I did a bit of research on important dates for women’s suffrage and the Equal Rights Movement, etc. I don’t have exact dates, but I do know that several momentous accomplishments for women occurred in and around 1925: Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first US Woman Governor, was elected in Wyoming (1925), Edna St. Vincent Millay was the third woman to win a Pulitzer for poetry (1923), and Florence R. Sabin was the first woman to join the National Academy of Science (1924)!
“Nellie Tayloe Ross  was  the 14th Governor of Wyoming from 1925 to 1927. She was the first woman to be elected governor of a U.S. state, and remains the only woman to have served as governor of Wyoming.”
“Edna St. Vincent Millay  was an American lyrical poet and playwright. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923, the third woman to win the award for poetry, and was also known for her feminist activism and her many love affairs. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work.
According to wiki.answers Sara Teasdale was the first to win the award:
“Sara Teasdale was not only the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for her poetry, but also the first Prize recipient in that category. She was awarded the Pulitzer in 1918 for her collection, Love Songs. The Poetry Society provided a grant to support the this category in 1918-1920.”
“Florence R. Sabin was the first lifetime woman member to be elected (1924).”
I also found these…
“Margaret Thatcher, England’s first woman prime minister, led the country from 1979-1990. She is known for her conservative economic policies—such as the privatization of state-owned industries—and the social tensions those reforms engendered.  She was born Margaret Roberts in 1925…”
Margaret was born on October 13, 1925 – that is two days before the exact Jupiter-Pluto opposition!
“[In] 1926[,] American Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel.”
More from Juliet:
In February 1919, Congress voted on the 19th Amendment (Women’s right to vote) and it failed by ONE VOTE. At that time, Jupiter was conjunct Pluto in Cancer. In May, it finally passed in Congress and then in June it passed in the Senate. The 19th Amendment was added to the Constitution on August 18, 1920.
Shortly thereafter, the Equal Rights Amendment was introduced to Congress; however, it was many decades later before it was passed.
Finally, in 1921, Margaret Sanger founded the predecessor of Planned Parenthood in NYC.
Juliet closed by saying:
Incidentally, Richard Burton was born in November 1925 and has the above kite in his chart. His relationship with one of the most iconic women of our time, Elizabeth Taylor, is evident in his chart (Jupiter opposed Pluto?).
As you can see, the Kite of 1925 came and went throughout the entire year. Events occurred and people were born in and around that year. We may not know the half of what this year’s configuration will do for women’s rights, but we are seeing a lot of energy and action already!
If you have additions historic facts to share, please add to the discussion by writing a comment below!