The last Mars / Saturn conjunction in Sagittarius, on August 24th, 2016, raises some important considerations.
On the same day of the conjunction it happened there was an earthquake in Italy and 240 people were killed.
Here in Brazil the the impeachment trial of President Dilma Rousseff was initiated by the Senate..
Ordinary people face problems of various kinds, especially those with planets in mutable signs.
In the heavens, most of the planets and luminaries are in Virgo. Virgo is Brazil´s Solar Sign, and the malefics in Sagittarius happen to be on the MC of this country.
Dilma Rousseff, who withdrew from the Presidency, has Mars in Virgo at 4 degrees, the Sun in Sagittarius at 25 degrees, Jupiter and Mercury at 11º and 10º. The malefic conjunction is activating these points defiantly.
We can imagine that the Senate vote will not be positive for the president.
I’m reminded of Steven Birtchfield´s words, when he wrote of the Zodiac as “living signs”
I consider it a very appropriate expression and we can observe that in heavens Sagittarius and all double signs are suffering, and the reflection of this is the situation in earth.The universe is a living organism and if one of its parts suffers, the whole body suffers.
Mundane occurrences depend on each natal chart and on the ruler ship of each planet in the signs.
But what strikes me is that we should keep in mind a reorientation.
The allocation off benefic and malefic planets comes down to us from the Babylonians. However, there are features that go beyond the benefics bringing good things in life and malefics bringing bad experiences.
If we take a malefic and observe how he exercises his malfeasance, we tend to think that it is so called because of causing harmful things in our world. The real evil characteristic of the planet, however, rests in the fact that he treats other planets badly and such treatment, by synchronicity, reflects in our world.
Indirectly the malefic qualities belonging to Saturn and Mars translates into bad events that occur to humans, but in the first instance is the war in heavens the responsible factor. The opposite effect is caused by the benefics, which treat well and benefit the other planets.
In a way, the idea that planetary relations should be seen from a heavenly point of view and not from the human point of view should always be remembered.
This is a focus that we must get used to.
Explaining better we can reach the difference between benefics and malefics not because of a human perspective, but because in the first place, the living planets are suffering, and this is caused by Saturn and Mars, squaring Virgo, afflicting the Sun and the Moon,( at least in the conjunction chart for Brazil), squaring the Nodes and all the planets in Virgo. The living creatures are suffering because Mars and Saturn are malefics, and their suffering causes tragedies on earth, but the point is to give light on WHY a planet is said to be malefic, and the answer is that it is because he cause war in heavens.
Clélia Romano, DMA August 2016