With Mars opposing Uranus exactly today (August 6, 2008), at 2:37 PM Eastern Time, I would like point out something that it connects to that could make it an extremely important time frame. It ties into the U.S. chart I follow, which is for the signing of the Articles of Confederation.. November 15, 1777..12:46 PM..York Pennsylvania.
In it progressed Mercury is at 22 Gemini 41 in the 4th house (our foundation). I have been watching transiting Uranus in the 1st house slowly move up to 22 degrees of Pisces, which of course squares the progressed Mercury. And on Thursday, August 7th at 3:35 AM, Mars comes up to 22 Virgo 22 to turn it into a T-square. I picked this particular time, as the Moon at 28 Libra 01 in the 8th house then will square natal U.S. Pluto at 28 Capricorn 01 in the 12th.
Uranus rules airplanes, and I have been paying attention to the recent near midair collisions, as well as the two frightening Quantas airline incidents in the last week. And after writing this late last night (Monday) I woke up to the site on T.V. of passengers being evacuated by inflatable chutes after a Honolulu-bound American Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport because someone smelled smoke in the cabin. No sign of fire was found however, and luckily no one was hurt. But I am wondering if, with the T-square being exact, there could be another serious incident occuring.
With the U.S. 4th house involved in the T-square, hopefully we won't have a dangerous situation to contend with on the home front. However, Mercury rules the 5th house of speculation in this chart, so perhaps something important could affect the financial markets.
Although the Moon in the 8th house of banking squaring Pluto (finances) then is too early to impact our U.S. markets, it could be doing something important in the overseas markets.
Mercury also ruling other forms of transportation, as well as young people makes me wonder about a possible incident at the start of the Olympics in China which will officially start on Friday, the 8th at 7:07AM U.S. Central time.
The Uranus (eccentric genius) in Pisces (health-poison) square U.S. mental Mercury also ties into another front page story; that of 62-year old Bruce E. Ivins, who worked at the U.S. Army Medical research Incident of Infectious Diseases (USAMRID) at Fort Detrick, MD, and one of the nation's top biodefense researchers. He apparently took his own life last Tuesday with a drug overdose, just as the FBI zeroed in on him as a suspect in the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks. With Mercury opposing Neptune also today however, there will be more perplexing unanswered questions arising concerning Ivin's involvement in this case.
At any rate, the events that take place in next few days should be tense and eventful!