It is always rather
complex to try to identify a Country with a zodiacal sign, especially if
so large and variegated, both for geographical composition and population,
as in the case of Brazil. Yet, attentively observing the characteristic
sides which however
identify in the collective all what is ”Brazilian”, we cannot
avoid to note, astrologically, some well referable lines: the love for
soccer and dance (the samba), the celebration of an event as the Carnival
which allows to assume a different aspect from the daily one, its
“saudade” (nostalgia) all bring us back without hesitations to the
sign of Pisces. The exaltation for a certain precise anatomical part, the
gluteis, a certain sexual liberty, a clean propensity for all what is
esoteric and magic unequivocally underlines Scorpio.
But let’s go to see some historical datum. In 1494, the Essay of
Tordesilhas divided America between Spain and Portugal. This last was
earned the right to ask for the earth, which is now known as Oriental
Brazil. Portugal asked for the possession of Brazil on April 22, 1500,
when the commander Pedro Alvares Cabral disembarked on the coast. The
Portugueses called “braza” certain trees found there, because
of their wood having the colour of an ardent brand, and from there, the
denomination “Brasil” of the Country.
The Chart, erected for this event, seems to fully confirm the
preponderance of the upper quoted signs: the Ascendant falls in Scorpio,
the Moon is in Pisces, in trine aspect to Mars which is put in the House
8th, while Pluto, in Scorpio, lays in House 1st.
Brazilian independence was subsequently proclaimed by the emperor D. Pedro
1st to Sao Paulo. The event is known as the “Ipiranga Cries' because it
occurred close to the river Ipiranga, on Sept. 7, 1822 between 16:00 and
17:00 (LMT) but, on the base of historical considerations, the schedule is
established in the 16:47 from the largest part of Brazilian astrologers
who see more appropriate, for the Country, a Rising Pisces, instead of
In this Chart, Mars is placed to 3° Scorpio, in the House 9th, while
Mercury is just on the 8th cusp and forms opposition to Pluto:
the language (Mercury) is different from the one of the neighbouring
countries (it is the only Latin America’s country which speaks
Portuguese) besides the sense of the territory appears very rooted in the
Brazilian population, becoming its strength's point but even the
weakness’ one of this great Country. The previous underlined
“economic” sectors, say that currently the Country is considered the
most industrialized one in Latin America, but it’s also enormously poor.
There are not half measures and, from very wealthy social classes, they
pass to the “favelas“ poverty. Mars also
forms a pretty hard aspect (opposition) to Saturn in Taurus which,
besides strengthening the just quoted economic problems’ list, sets the
finger on a certain difficulty to report with the neighbouring countries,
first of all, Argentina.
HISTORY, ASTRONOMY IS ASTROLOGY: THE FLAG
The Republic’s Proclamation goes up again to Nov. 15, 1889, Rio de
Janeiro, at 15.00. This can be considered, under all point of views, the
true actual Brazil’s “date of birth” and in an interesting article
drawn by the Paranà Gazette, can be read:
“The Brazil flag, one of the most beautiful and suggestive one in the
world, is also the only one to represent a celestial sphere, the imaginary
globe that surrounds the Earth with the firmament. The inner circle, in
blue, corresponds to an image of the sphere, tilted according to Rio de
Janeiro’s latitude, at the 8:37 - or 12 PM sideral time - of the day Noc.
15,.1889. It deals with the most complete celestial illustration ever
imagined for a national flag .“
Besides Paulo Araújo Duarte, Astronomy teacher at “Departamento de
Geociências - Universidade Federal de Saint Catarina”, writes:
“The Brazilian national flag, founded by the ordinance n° 4 of
November 19, 1889, with the Republic’s Proclamation, has been in the
middle of a lot of criticisms. One of these was reported to its astronomic
content, especially for the stars appear in a different position from what
we are gotten used to see. Really, the republican flag’s creators had
the intention to represent the stars in Rio de Janeiro sky at 8:30 on
Nov.15, 1889, that’s the moment in which the Southern Cross
constellation was with the bigger arm in vertical to the meridian of Rio
de Janeiro. However, the stars were positioned as if they were seen by an
observer in the cosmic space and out the celestial sphere, perceiving it,
as a bigimaginary sphere (the sky) in which all the stars seem to be glue,
taking care of the Earth, placed located to its centre”.
Let’s see the Chart
for this date. The Sun is in Scorpio and properly in the House 8th,
while the Rising falls in the other sign ruled by Mars: the Aries. The
Moon is put in Leo underlines a certain vein of exhibitionist.
An interesting note is given by the first Scorpio degrees: in this Chart,
Venus is placed to 0°55, while in the early one, Mars is at 3°. In the
Discovery of Brazil by the Portugueses Chart, Mercury, at 6° Taurus, is
exactly placed at 180° of distance from this position.
Besides, in the Chart of the Republic Constitution, Mercury occupies
Scorpio11°, that is the same Rising degree in the Chart of the Brazil
THE PRESIDENT LULA DA
On January 1st, 2003, take office pf the largest Country in
Latin America as well as the 9ª economic world power, Luiz Inácio Lula
Da Silva, run for the Workers Party in the previous October elections.
With his election, it
has not only won a man or a party, but it has prevailed above all the hope
of a best life, more correct Brazil, winning the fear to vote a candidate
belonging to the Left. who brings with him a radical change.
His correctness, the good education, his availability to the dialogue and
the mediation, the struggle to the hunger, true sore of the Country, that
has been the principal component of his electoral program ("If at
the end of my office, every Brazilian will eat 3 times a day, then I will
know to have completed my duty"), they have been his winning aces.
But who is Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, simply called Lula?
He was born in 1945, in a small and poor Pernambuco’s village.
With numerous and poor family, at the age of 7, he moved in the Sao Paulo
region: 13 days of trip in the large case of a truck. At the age of 12, he
begins to work, interrupting the studies to basic ones. At 19 yrs. old, he
employed in a metallurgical industry, losing his little finger in an
accident and within few years, he began to undertake himself in the
syndical movement of the metalworkers, becoming soon its president, at
only 30 years of age. In 1980 he participates in the PT foundation, the
party of the workers, and six years later was elected deputy with the
highest number of votes in Brazil. Run to the presidency in 1989, he loses
the elections against Collor de Mello (the deposed president for his
impeachment), so he retries there in 1994 and in 1998 but both the times
loses against Fernando Henrique Cardoso.
Gotten married in second wedding (the first wife was dead young) with a
descent Italian, he has 5 children. He feels extremely comfortable in
front of the television cameras.
Regarding his Chart, Lula was born under the sign of Scorpio where there
even are the Rising and Mercury, this last situated in the 1st
House, trine to the Moon in Cancer: the great Lula‘s communication
ability is his winning card which confers him a vast popularity (Moon in
Comparing it with the astral chart of Brazil, it doesn't surprise at all
to notice as the Lula’s Sun is just put at 3° Scorpio (and the Rising
at 4°), really on the sensitive degrees which see the Mars presence in
the Chart of the independence, Mercury in the Republic Proclamation’s
chart is in opposition to the Brazil Discovery Chart’s Mercury.
The Country is really identified with Lula and the same Lula feels
a lot its roots.
Well 3 planets (Jupiter, Venus and Neptune) are in Libra and in 12 th
House while in the sign of Cancer (the Country) we find Saturn, Mars and
the Moon in the 9th House. Even loving so much the
Mother-country, it is “the far” the winning side of Lula, exhaustively
explaining the great impact that its election has not only had in Brazil
but even abroad. The House 12 th talks about the numerous tests,
difficulties, struggle for matters of justice (Libra) which has had to
face, but with the protection of Jupiter and the extroversion which comes
from a Sun, “sat” on the Rising.
At this point, it is necessary to open a fast parenthesis, many political
men of our time seem united by a thin thread conductor: the Sun presence
in the House 12 th (Bush, Blair, as Saddam to quote some of it)
which seems to underline the difficult moments that tie these men among
them, almost a sort of world karma to be overcome. By now Brazil is very
far, both geographically and politically, from the events that more and
more are involving the “Leaders” of the Earth and their enemies but it
is hypnotizable that also Lula will be called to strategically play an
important role in the future years.
Another point, a bit anxious,
is given by the Saturn/Mars conjunction, craftsman of several vicissitudes
which have involved him during his existence but that also suggests to
employ himself with humility and constancy to so potentially improve the
quality of life in such a rich Country being, in the facts, so extremely
poor in the largest part of its population. To be detached from these
goals, could cause a Lula’s position rapid overthrow which, in any way,
appears however uncomfortable for those who have enjoyed till now of many
privileges, damaging who starves.
The Government Chart, erected for January 1, 2003 at 15.07 introduces a MH
in Aquarius, conj. to Neptune, which points out as the mass-media plays a
fundamental role showing a reality that however won't be always
correspondent to the reality but rather tense to hide the true actions.
Neptune also embodies the strong populist ideology, the look at the
poorest and unlucky people but it also symbolizes lies, therefore the
struggles against the wastes could let pass in the background, even the
acquisition of a personal airplane.
The Aquarius is ruled by Uranus and Saturn, in trine: the opportunism
symbolized by Uranus, is excellently rationalized by Saturn and it sets
some doubt on the real “revolution” undertaken by Lula, rather busy to
constantly compare him with the different affairs, often antithetical
among them, of the South American reality which continually forces to face
both the desire of money and the inquiry of the Country. It needs in fact
to remember that Uranus represents the Capitalism.
Concerning Saturn, this is placed in Gemini and in the 2nd
House. Mercury, ruler of the sign, in Capricorn, confirms as the
international economic businesses are really the principal problem with
which Lula will have to compare himself.
We can hypothesize then that, after a bright start, Lula’s office will
begin to owe to face him with the difficulties beginning from 2004, when
Uranus will move in House 11th, that’s the alliances one: the
personal affairs and the capitalistic Countries alliances could remove
their support while Saturn, that will conjunct to the Nodal axis in the
radix Chart, will introduce the bill to pay if the proposed goals to his
electoral program will be disappointed.
by Laura Poggiani -
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