We are not the only ones contending with the eerie, disorienting environment created by the current Mars/Saturn set-up; it is a global phenomena . In Great Britain, for example, they are grappling with the polarizing issue of whether to leave the European Union which goes to vote Thursday. It is no small affair as England's association with the continent has enormous and far flung implications to all parties, and yet even at this late date, the outcome appears too close to call. Both sides of the referendum argue passionately for their cause; those voting 'leave', or 'Brexit' believe that the interests of the common people will be represented by asserting their independence from Europe . Much of the underlying sentiment is driven by reformists claiming they want to return the power of governing to the people, reclaiming their right to establish policies in the independent interest of Britain rather than being mired in the complex and often conflicting concerns of the EU. Those advocating to stay in the EU believe that nothing less than the future viability of Britain's economy is at stake. They also believe that a strong and united coalition with Europe serves Britain's interests with regards to combating terrorism and cooperatively dealing with important mutual concerns like mass migrations. They believe that agenda put before the EU coalition affects Britain dramatically, and that leaving the EU will render them powerless to influence EU policy decisions of critical national importance. They speak of potential gloom and doom outcomes of epic proportions were Brexit to be implemented.
In America, Trump is challenging political protocols and agenda and basic values and priorities that dictate policy. Likewise, in Britain, the EU Referendum proposes a fundamental overhauling of Britain's identity, both in its domestic policies as well as it's relations with immediate neighbors and the rest of the world. Obviously, there are enormous financial implications, and many consequences to the laws of the land, as well as to business and trade interests, travel and exchange involving the continent and the rest of the world. With game-changing suggestions afoot such as these, an overall sense of instability, anxiety and lack of ease permeates the environment in Britain, Europe and with many other concerned parties.
Mars and Saturn, when they are together, they like to dislodge the existing order of things; they like to challenge the rules and functioning of status quo operations. The intensity of the current Mars/Saturn influence raises the stakes, making the confrontation between reform and status quo all the more profound. The overall tone of the debates is also colored by Mars and Saturn resulting in an aggressive, contentious environment and descriptions like "unprecedented" or "historical".
Retrograde, conjunct Mars/Saturn brings revolution, disorder, and gives sway to the so-called 'common people'. Whether Trump is elected, or Brexit is implemented, the agenda of these reform contingents has come to the fore and has brought/will continue to bring fundamental change to the zeitgeist. Even staunch oppositionists will have greater clarity as to the arguments of the other side, and often will achieve greater clarity to their own arguments in the process.
This is the unavoidable process of change as dictated by Mars and Saturn. It involves upheaval, rebellion and the desire to change the order of things.
For more information please consult my recent posts on Mars and Saturn.