I'm going to wrote tonight about something that I have been following all day: the story of the skinny little 14 yr old boy who was arrested yesterday.
I have found it fascinating, and I am seemingly not alone- almost a million people tweeted about it in the last 24 hours.
By the afternoon, Obama, Zuckerberg, many astronauts, and other famous scientists extended invitations of amazing, touching, and substantial support directly to the kid.
This story fascinates me because it is something of a perfect, beautiful thing: tech and science education enthusiasts unified with anti-Patriot Act people and anti-racists, and it turns out to be a tasty recipe: they are legion (and include me).
First, the chart of the arrest, approximately 3 pm, yesterday in Irving, TX:
Some salient points:
1) the Arudha lagna (the appearance) of the event is in Aries, owned by a weak Mars by gandanta (0 degrees) but strong by shadbala (the strongest graha there at 198) and in a Ketu-ruled nakshatra. The Mars is in the fifth house to this Aries. This all supports the appearance of things as being an act of a kid "terrorist". By the way, that Mars representing the police is enlivening by aspect the Saturn placement, the upset, of the "little people" in Scorpio.
2) That Arudha lagna is exactly at the same placement (degree) as the arudha (appearance) of the third house, the a3. So, the school house (the third house) appears to be the same/the locale of the kid-terrorist act.
3) That Pluto in Saggitarius is rising is no surprise: the school wanted to take control of the situation.
4) Virgo, which as we will see, does here and will continue to represent the innocent kid's internal environment well, is conflicted/confused with a strong exalted Mercury in Hasta, the nakshatra of the hands, but with Rahu in a nakshatra of Uttara Phalguni representing "patronage, favors, and kindness". (See Light on Life.) This is what the child was yearning for (Rahu), as he admitted to reporters the next day. (He was new to the school and wanted to impress his teachers, find his niche, and get support for his prodigious abilities, i.e. exalted Mercury). He used his hands (Hasta) to make a fancy little thing (Chitra): something on his Mind (Moon). Hasta is Moon-based. The Moon was in the nakshatra of Chitra in a Mars pada, suggesting the fine little thing with an engineering basis (Mars) was the foundation of point 1).
5) Note also Uranus retrograde in Revati, the nakshatra of time pieces. The firecracker/revolutionary quality of Uranus was being expressed through a timepiece.
6) Now, quite detracting from that Virgo environment is the complex of super powerful planets in the 12th house to it: namely, the Sun, Jupiter, Mars stellium in Leo in the chart's ninth house. Jupiter, representing I believe the principal/teachers in this case, was in control of the situation, aspecting into and owning the first house, or so they thought. Note the Purva Phalguni placement, one that "represents a lack of forethought or planning". The fast and strong involvement of various governmental agencies must have happened, both from reports and by observation of that incredibly strong Sun there in Leo.
7) Note the Ascendant exactly at 7 degrees and 6 seconds, the same degree as the Arudha lagna and a3 of point 2) above. This puts the "kid-terrorist" in the "schoolhouse" trope front and center in the story of the moment.
8) Also of note, finally, is Venus in Cancer in Mercury-ruled Ashlesha. A female Engineering teacher to whom the kid showed the clock was "dead in the water" and no help or in hiding in the situation, but I suspect she will actually be an end to the principal-DHS-police juggernaut of the 9th house that was in power at that moment.
So what happened next? Let's look at the chart of today, quite a full day in the story.
Three distinct periods marked today: approximately 11am MT when Obama and Zuckerberg extended their succor, approximately 12:50 MT when the school district and police released a somewhat pathetic response, and approximately 3:40 pm MT when a triumphant 14 year old's press conference was aired on all major news outlets.
So, the above is the chart for Obama's announcement of support. The upapada lagna (that which supports or upholds) is is on Obama's actual lagna of Capricorn upholding the arudha lagna in Satabhishak (which represents by myth and identity all of the scientists) . Obama is successfully supporting all of the publicly upset scientists. (That is to say, Saturn, the lord of Obama's ascendant and the Aquarius of the scientists, is rising.)
In this snapshot above of the school's release of their explanation, the lazy principal and administrators (still Jupiter in Purva Phalguni) think they are in control, by claiming support of, actually linking their statement to, the ineffectual police (Mars is still week at 0 degrees). The governmental agencies (DHS) which were in control the day before are now so close to 30 degrees in SU/RA/RA/MA nakshatra as to be weak enough to be almost completely taken over by the scientists' (RA) opinions. Everyone has forgotten about what was on Ahmed's mind (Moon) from the day before: the perfect little thing that he made to impress his teacher (Venus in an environment of the Moon), the clock. That is well-hidden and out of view of the story in the twelfth house. Any consideration of it is as an academic expression. Moon is now in Swati, the nakshatra of the academic.
The beautiful graha malika yoga, involving houses 9 through 12, gives Mercury (Ahmed) as the one in the focus of the kendra of fame in the 10th house. An advanced technique tells us that the fifth house to it is what starts that fame, namely Capricorn, that is, Obama.
What will end the bout, the so-called 20 minutes, of fame? The same advanced technique tells us it is the 11th house to Mercury, i.e., the Venus placement, which represents that teacher. We will be hearing more from the teacher. Her internal life, ruled by the fast moving Moon, is probably quite topsy-turvy right now. It will especially be so for about another 5 days until the Moon is done being debilitated in Scorpio. She will side with the administrators then for a few days but probably will then flip her position.
In this great image above of Ahmed's press conference, we see the powerful governmental-police-administrator stellarium in the 8th house, dead. The Virgoan Ahmed is the teacher, doing the right thing, and being lucky (9th house), and public opinion is the name of the game, with Moon (public opinion) in the tenth house.
That beautiful parivartana between Moon and the seventh house Venus suggests that the "Other" for Ahmed (7th house) is very much doting on him, indeed. That yoga simply did not exist the day before.
Retrospection is all well and good, but what do I see for the future in this fast moving narrative?
Well, principally, Sun is leaving its home and entering Virgo, so there should be even more amplification of Ahmed's power (and ego). The "everyday people" of Saturn will remain upset and confused in Scorpio but will ultimately grudgingly give Obama props for his stance. (Saturn aspects into Capricorn, Obama's ascendant.)
Immediately, in the next few days, the female engineering teacher will speak out as the Moon rises through Libra and may choose to leave the school district over the weekend. The school district will march on, or rather limp, in its position, without Sun to support them/it. Perhaps in about six weeks, with Sun debilitated in Libra, we will see the lawsuits come - not against the school district, but against the governmental agencies whose policies are ultimately responsible.
Renay Oshop - teacher, searcher, researcher, immerser, rejoicer, enjoying the interstices between Twitter, Facebook, and journals.