In this post, I will aim to see if national and sub-national charts for this “Great Sagittarius Conjunction” can give some idea as to how the century evolved. The problem is defining what point to use, since by the time of the New Moon, Venus had already entered Capricorn and the features of the conjunction were already decaying. Thus, I have decided to base my charts on the midpoint of the period when the following were all in Sagittarius:
- the Sun
- the Moon
- Mercury (retrograding at inferior conjunction between the Sun and Earth)
If we look at the charts of various countries for this point when converted to local time, we can come to some interesting conclusions about the evolution of the twentieth century:
- With Europe, we notice that whilst at London selfless, spiritual Pisces was rising, in continental Europe where most people of the modern EU nations live self-centred, individualistic Aries was on the Ascendant.
- This symbolises the story of twentieth-century Europe as a continent of atheists largely ruled until the 1980s by a religiously-oriented elite trying to preserve traditions which had not the slightest hold on the urban population.
- Brazil (Aquarius rising with the conjunction in the tenth and eleventh) was similarly exposed to cultural quests for independence and individualism, and was a centre for major political conflicts and military coups