Election Echoes of the Past: The Cycle of Uranus
Further to Daniel Gordon’s “Astrology of Fascism”
By A.T. Mann (originally written at the end of October 2016)
Two weeks ago, The Atlantic Monthly asked through their website whether anyone wanted to participate in “An ongoing reader discussion led by James Fallows regarding Donald Trump’s rise through the primaries and his potential role as president,” and the intimation that he and his policies are “fascist.” This followed a similar and widely reported comment by Bernie Sanders that “A guy named Adolf Hitler won an election in 1932,” he said during an event organized by the Christian Science Monitor in June 2016. I submitted the following brief paragraph to TAM website (and received no response):
Dear Atlantic Monthly,
As a professional (and serious) astrologer, my colleagues and I study cycles in history. The cycle of the planet Uranus is 84 years, and as Uranus is currently in the aggressive, impulsive and fanatical sign of Aries the Ram (for seven years), it behooves us to remember that exactly 84 years ago was 1932, when Uranus was last in the same degrees (near 21° of Aries) as the coming November US election next week.
In July 1932, there was a German federal election upon the dissolution of the Reichstag (German parliament), which was influenced in a “negative majority,” by an aggressive National Socialist German Workers (Nazi) Party led by Adolf Hitler. The post-election atmosphere was violent and erratic as Nazi paramilitaries, which Brüening had banned during the last days of his administration, threatened and then initiated clashes with Communist paramilitaries. They successfully attempted to disrupt, intimidate and void the results, and created fanatical followers who vowed the breakdown of the just-narrowly-elected government, and blamed immigrants (and Jews) as the perpetrators of the fall of Germany. Their mission was to make Germany great again in the aftermath of the First World War.
These distressing circumstances and lack of a clear majority of seats in the Reichstag led to another forced election on 6th November, and although the demagogue Hitler captured a large percentage of the votes as an anti-Democratic party, the Nazis eventually gained a populous majority, but not enough seats to govern. In January 1933, through many forceful, manipulative and intimidating moves, Hitler formed a government, and we know what happened next.
Hitler later promised: “I will employ my strength for the welfare of the German people,” and after being responsible for the burning of the Reichstag in 1933, promised to end democracy. Also, by the way, countries all around Europe were fragmenting and moving rapidly towards the right.
As a result of this historical resonance, I believe that we need to be particularly vigilant in this coming election and understand the profound implications of what we might expect in the future of the US and the world. We are already seeing rightwing governments happening in Europe now . . .
A.T. Mann, Hudson, NY