Last UPDATE for now - As you already know, Hosni Mubarak has finally stepped down on 11 February 2011 at 16:02 GMT (18h02m Egypt time). I was quite worried that the passage of Mars in Aquarius, plus all the other planets congregating in difficult places would cause much violence.
In fact, and although there were a few dead people and injured during the 18-day revolution, the Egyptian people showed great maturity and a blood bath was avoided. With hindsight - of course I would be right with hindsight - well, I think it was the mutual reception of the planets Mars and Uranus (in the helio chart) - traditionally considered as beneficial, that gave the final verdict: a peaceful revolution. I probably had underestimated the strength of this particular configuration.
That being said, the Nile Revolution is going to prove the first of the dominoes of the Arabian unrests. The planets are not getting any better in the next few months, so expect rather larger difficulties for other countries - which is what I already hinted at somewhere lower on this post.
As usual, I'll try and complete the articles, as and when I get time... There are a few more dual charts I'd like to post for Egypt, then I'll split the article so as to have a proper Tunisian backgrounder article with horoscopes.
Tonight, 15 February 2011, I hear that Bahrain, Yemen, Jordan and Algeria are experiencing the seeds of revolt as well. I'll get to these as soon as I can - but I do have a full time-table. So, again, be patient and come back.
OK, here below are relevant charts for the fall of Mubarak. Below them, a part-live blogging of the Egyptian Nile Revolt and some more relevant charts towards the middle/end of this post. There are also some more astrology charts of unusual interest, such as the Internet BlackOut Chart, on the other post about Egypt as well as some astrological analysis of other Egyptian charts..
UPDATE - Live Blog - I'm now (21h00m GMT - 3 February 2011) having difficulties in obtaining some of Al Jazeera's website pages. Hopefully it's just a little glitch and Internet will be functional again soon. So I was right! The blog page was off for a while - no indication if it was on Al Jazeera's side or an Internet problem though.
Meantime, violent clashes continue, the live cameras show horrific scenes. The army is just not doing a decent job to either calm either side or separate them. Molotov cocktails are flying from roof tops, shots are heard above the heads of protesters.
Protesters are locked in Tahrir Square, they cannot get out.
Al Jazeera says that the situation is calmer, perhaps the calm before the storm. Other big towns are continuing demonstrations. There are no news about the seaside resorts at the moment.
I'm off now, but watch tonight and tomorrow afternoon very carefully, the horoscopes are not good. Cross fingers it does not end up in a blood bath!
UPDATE 3 February 2011
Christiane Amanpour has just interviewed Mubarak this evening - see her story here.
2 February 2011 - Although the first shots were fired in Alexandria the night before, clashes started to become severe on the afternoon of 2 February 2011 in Cairo, in Tahrir Square. Pro-Mubarak protesters attacked the anti-Mubarak ones charging with horses and camels (see Al Jazeera photographs) with people defending themselves with pavings or stones, in what could be aptly described as medieval scenes. Rumors were made that the attacks were engineered by the PTB to scare the unarmed anti-Mubarak protestors. The time of the entry of the horses and camels charge was at 12h59m GMT in Tahrir Square.
News media crews started being attacked. The number of dead, and it's difficult to ascertain due to the confusion in the field, was quoted as between 5 and 8, but the number of injured, according to most sources, numbered in the hundreds. Ambulances were prevented from picking up the casualties until late into the night. Attackers starting throwing Molotov cocktails from the upper floors of the buildings surrounding Tahrir Square.
Meanwhile during the day, the Internet was switched back on and the time when it started functioning again was 10h32m GMT, just shy of a day before my own prediction (see the other article):
If any luck, then the geo charts should kick in on 3 February with both Mercury and Venus changing signs, the first goes into Aquarius, the second in CapricornHowever, reports about Internet functioning say that it's not up and running well everywhere - which is to be expected in this chaos, despite the RIPE organisation showing acquired addresses in the same numbers as prior to the crisis.
1 February 2011 - Panic and clashes 22h15m GMT - It's in Alexandria
Clashes are beginning in Alexandria between the two groups, for and against Mubarak.
Another reporter says that there is no real violence, just a bit of over-excitement in Alexandria, nothing serious. (But I heard the shots myself in the background of the first reporter). He says misunderstandings and arguments.
FIRST SHOTS FIRED 22H21 GMT MACHINE GUN PANIC, next shots at 22h26 GMT, Alexandria
Al Jazeera says clashes erupt in Portsaid and Alexandria when the army departs (from the areas where demonstrators are) between pros and anti Mubaraks.
Well I've just heard more shots 22h48 and 22h49 GMT in the background of the reporter who says it's not serious. And some more shots at 22h49 (I don't have the seconds on this clock). That's in Alexandria.
Reporter in Cairo says clashes occurring also.
MUBARAK'S main points on tonight's speech (on 1 February 2011with times) are written below, scroll down. I'm off to bed now. Will continue this live blog tomorrow, morning or evening depending on the events happening in Egypt. For the moment, at the time of writing, 21h33 GMT, the crowds are angry, but not violent.
Mubarak will not step down. States he defended Egypt soil, he will die on Egypt soil. SEE DETAILS BELOW, I WROTE AS HE SPOKE.
Egyptians not happy, Tahrir square erupting in chanting "Leave, leave, leave"
STAY TUNED - this night is important
Astrological charts can be found on this post. It includes a chart for the Internet interruption by the Egyptian government. In the next few days, another article on the astrological transits of the 4 main people involved and of Egypt's horosscopes. Tonight Monday, there seems little happening more than the previous days. The government has stopped the railways to prevent people pouring into large towns and Cairo for tomorrow's call for a million demonstrators. The Americans have made an aerial lift to evacuate their citizens, other countries are doing so.
OK, this is Tuesday 1st February 2011, I'm on line and writing this blog live while listening to satellite TV. Follow online live coverage by Al Jazeera. UPDATE as of 21h36m Cairo time (19h36m GMT). It's been announced that Mubarak will talk on TV shortly. Waiting for this to give you the first news.
The call for protests today has drawn about 2 million people throughout the country. More than a million are in Tahrir Square, chanting and shouting. The demonstration is, for the moment, peaceful. Outside the square, along the Nile (or on the bridge), there are also many demonstrators in support of Mubarak. The army is keeping in between. The army is also controlling the access to Cairo centre, checking IDs and making sure no-one bears any kind of arms.
The Americans are sending in planes to evacuate non-essential personnel. The British are sending charters tomorrow. The Chinese also.
The Turkish government has sided with the demonstrators.
There are TV screens on Tahrir Square. On the announcement that he would give a message, the crowd started celebrating. Al Jazeera claims from diplomatic sources that Mubarak will announce that he will not claim another mandate again at the next elections.
It seems that the crowd will not be content until he leaves. The motto is "Victory or Martyrdom".
Iranian Government says it supports the protestors.
Members of the US government have met with opposition leader El Baradei.
I've been hearing from other sources that there are problems in Yemen now (to be confirmed)
Myanmar Military Government is now handing power to new parliament.
NY times says that Obama has told (ordered?) Mubarak not to run for the forthcoming elections next September...
From other sources, family members of Mubarak have already flown to Britain. Since Mubarak's mother is British, he holds dual citizenship and so his family, who can then fly to Britain quite anonymously...
People in Tahrir Square have the good will of the population, they have erected tents and receiving drinks and food from the population. They are prepared to sit it out. The crowds will not be happy unless Mubarak quits. Suez and Alexandria are also very determined. It looks like a grass root movement throughout the country.
People are saying that 25 January is the new birthday of Egypt.
Tahrir Square's name means "Liberty Square"
From Al Jazeera live blog:
- 10:00pm Reports of protests being held all over the world, with more being planned in the coming days. See Al Jazeera's meetups around the world here.
IMPORTANT: From US STATE DEPARTMENT Twitter account:
- MUBARAK'S STATEMENT... Main points below....
- Says demonstrations are fuelled by outside forces
- Incidents of past few days require to choose between chaos and order
- I immediately started to form a new govt with new priorities and duties to respond to youths demands.
- Asked for amendments to Constitution to restore stability.
- Some political forces turn blind eyes to these proposals. As a result, I address you today directly, farmers, workers, muslims and christians, elderly and youths, each Egyptian woman and man in the countryside.
- Recalls he never wanted power but has shouldered his responsibilities. His top priority is to restore stability to ensure peaceful transition of power to pave the way for the coming elections.
- I did not intend to run for the coming Presidency. I have exhausted my life serving people. But I am keen to continue to hand in power in stability and peace and preserving the Constitution.
- In the few months to the election, I will work to guarantee the peaceful transition of power.
- I call all both Houses of Parliament to amend in the Constitution the requirements for candidacy for Presidency. I call on Parliament to abide by the judgments handed out by the Courts.
- I will continue the work in the manner in the interest of the people so that they can have job opportunities, fighting poverty and ensuring social justice.
- I will instruct Police to save citizens in dignity, to protect citizen's rights.
- Army: Take action to pursue looters, arsonists etc.
- This is my promise and pledge to my people.
- I pray to God to finish my career in dignity.
- I defended Egypt soil and I will die on the soil of Egypt and I will be judged by history on my merits.
START OF SPEECH 20H52M24S GMT - END OF SPEECH 21H08M05S GMT
Horoscopes for the beginning of speech by Hosni Mubarak on 1st February 2011, geocentric on the right, heliocentric on the left
Horoscopes for the end of speech by Hosni Mubarak on 1st February 2011, geocentric on the right, heliocentric on the left
- Air Force overflies Cairo (source: AlJazeera journalist on Twitter)
- Army ordered to use live munitions on protesters (source: twitter - unconfirmed).
- Army refuses to go against people (source: AlJazeera Twitter)
- Latest pictures on Al Jazeera FaceBook
- Judges join protests in Tahrir Square (source: AlJazeera)
- Live audio report from AlJazeera journalist in Alexandria on FaceBook, women are now coming in the streets to demonstrate
- Egypt to extend curfew from 3pm to 8am starting Monday, says state TV (source: AlJazeera)
- Mohamed Al Baradei has joined the crowds in Tahrir Square, made speech, prepared to lead opposition movement and negotiate with Muslim Brotherhood
- Police to redeploy from tomorrow morning
- Curfew to be further extended from 3 pm to 8am as of Monday 31st January 2011
- US calling for peaceful transition
More news (unconfirmed, mostly from Twitter)
- Last Internet provider, Noor, has been offline for about 15-20 minutes
- Libya is preparing an aerial lift to evacuate its citizens
- UK is asking its citizens to leave
- Government closed the central blood bank and are sending injured people away
How to watch Al Jazeera in English from Egypt, with satellite: use this link to tune
AlJazeera Twitter List of Journalists here.
- ArabSat - BADR4 12034 MHZ Horizontal SR 27.500 MSPS FEC: 3/4
- NileSat - 10949 Vertical SR 27.500 MSPS FEC: 3/4 - HAS BEEN TAKEN OUT BY EGYPT
- HotBird - 1211 MHZ Vertical SR 27.500 MSPS FEC: 3/4
Near real time activity of the Internet networks in Egypt. Very interesting, as at 08h00m GMT on Sunday 30 January 2011, still no Internet activity. Go see the graphs and history below (it's too big to put in my article).
Do-it-yourself Internet connection when your governments shuts-it down: Article courtesy of PCWorld.
|The astrology of the entry of Pluto in Capricorn and of Jupiter in Aries are signing the start of revolutions in North and West Africa. Uranus will soon join the flow of revolts in Aries and this should herald more unrest this year. Totalitarian governments should beware throughout the world. Horoscopes for countries which routinely deny basic human rights to food, work and opinions will be afflicted for the next few years. We are witnessing the start of another world, shifts in the world balance of power.|
Keep refreshing your screen (F5) as I am adding to this article as events unfold.
This article documents live events and keeps changing by the minute. The astrology of the Egypt Revolution will have to come a little later as I keep busy bringing here, in one place, all the information I can find useful to the astrology community so you can start collating the data to draw up the horoscopes. Fascinating and beautiful pictures of the Egyptian Revolts here, and here.
President Mubarak made a speech on TV on Friday 28 January 2011: start of speech 22h17m GMT - end of speech at 22H29M GMT. He said that riots occurred because of political freedom and that there was a fine line between chaos and freedom. That he would use all his powers to keep society together.He announced that the government would resign and that another would be appointed on Saturday 29 January 2011. Which happened on the said date, with Messrs. Air Force Air Marshall Ahmed Shafik appointed as Prime Minister and Omar Suleiman appointed as the first Vice-President of Egypt in its history.
I have put two rss feeds on the post, so you can see the progress of events in Egypt. They are unfolding quickly. Whereas the Tunisian revolts were more or less calm and haven't as yet provoked too many dead or injured, Egypt looks like it might become a case of terrible violence if the government continues to harden its stance.
Friday 28 January 2011, the crowds were cheering the army, having defied the cover fire which had been decreed. The army was not firing on the people.
However, all international media had been interrupted, such as all Internet, Twitter, Facebook, land telephone lines as well as cell phones. This was the first time that there is such a total block on communications in a country. How they did it, article from Scientific American.
Prices for oil went sky high during the night because of fears on the stock markets. The Dow Jones has registered its largest drop since last November 2010. French TV mentions that if Egypt continues to have trouble, Europe may have problems in getting the oil it needs. A number of companies which use the Suez Canal extensively are likely to encounter financial problems if the riots continue.
Saturday 29 January 2011, on the appointment of the new government, the crowds are not happy and are defying the curfew. It has been reported that the Army, after requesting people to respect the extended curfew from 4 pm to 8 am, has started firing at crowds. It looks like, from witnesses reports, it's really the police which has fired. The ruling party HQs in Luxor and Aswan have been torched in flames. Israelis flee Egypt on emergency flight.
Saturday night 29 January 2011, rumors are very worrying. Looters, police stations attacked. Contradictory information. Complete breakdown of law and order. Ordinary citizens patrolling also to protect from vandalism and looters. Witness reports to be verified, water cut off in one district, civil patrols shot looters. But army does not seem to react. Airport is blocked (no details). Witnesses say that the police force has fled, leaving only the army and ordinary citizens. Chaos is now happening if no leader comes forward. It does look like the Army seems unwilling to fire on the crowds.
LATEST at 20h30m GMT on Saturday 29 January 2011
- From AlJazeera: click here --> Friday 28.01.2011 - Saturday 29.01.2011, Sunday 30.01.2011. These contain up-to-the-minute details for finicky astrologers :)
- From the BBC: click here --> updated in real time
- Army is moving in to defend the television HQs
- Army is moving in to protect tourists in the resort of Sharm El Sheik, in the Sinai. This is unprecedented as it requires explicit or tacit approval from Israel under the terms of the Peace Treaty
- US authorities are advising its citizens to consider leaving the country as soon as possible
- Banks will remain closed in Egypt today
- Stock exchanges are tumbling in the Gulf with panic selling
- Reports are more than 100 dead
- 19 private jets of top businessmen leave Cairo carrying top Egyptian and Arab business tycoons and their families toward Germany (source: Al Arabiya)
- Al Jazeera's correspondents in the Americas report from Egypt solidarity protests in Toronto, Canada; Washington, DC; Los Angeles, California; and at the United Nations in New York. Demonstrations also took place in the US city of Chicago, Illinois.
- Cairo Antiquity Museum has been looted and some artifacts damages including ancient mummies
- Some 5,000 Egyptian prisoners broke out of a penitentiary in Faiyum Governorate, located about 130 kilometers (81 miles) southwest of Cairo, early on Sunday, DPA reported.
- Turkey announces it is sending two Turkish Airlines planes to Egypt on Sunday to evacuate Turkish citizens, the state-run Anatolian news agency quotes embassy officials in Cairo as saying.
- Locals in Sharm-el-Sheikh convinced Mubarak is holed up there (source: Telegraph UK)
- Mubarak to meet Suleiman and Defense Minister and Chief of Staff in the operations room of the armed forces (source - in Arabic, use Google Translate: AlMasryalyoum)
- Gaza official: Egypt shuts border with Gaza Strip (source: Washington Post)
- US authorities are preparing to evacuate US citizens, they are presently organizing logistics to bring Americans to safe European countries (source in French: France2 Television)
- Irak is preparing to evacuate its citizens free of charge
- 34 members of the Muslim Brotherhood have fled prison
- Egyptians are trying to stock up on food and water
- The army is protecting the protesting people from the police and helping guard Tahrir Square
- A good article summarizing what is happening is here: InsideBayArea
30 January 2011 (times are local to Cairo)
"The Al Jazeera Network strongly denounces and condemns the closure of its bureau in Cairo by the Egyptian government. The Network received notification from the Egyptian authorities this morning.
Al Jazeera has received widespread global acclaim for their coverage on the ground across the length and breadth of Egypt.
An Al Jazeera spokesman said that they would continue their strong coverage regardless:
"Al Jazeera sees this as an act designed to stifle and repress the freedom of reporting by the network and its journalists. In this time of deep turmoil and unrest in Egyptian society it is imperative that voices from all sides be heard; the closing of our bureau by the Egyptian government is aimed at censoring and silencing the voices of the Egyptian people.
"Al Jazeera assures its audiences in Egypt and across the world that it will continue its in-depth and comprehensive reporting on the events unfolding in Egypt. Al Jazeera journalists have brought unparalleled reporting from the ground from across Egypt in the face of great danger and extraordinary circumstances. Al Jazeera Network is appalled at this latest attack by the Egyptian regime to strike at its freedom to report independently on the unprecedented events in Egypt."
11:27 am: Al Jazeera's Evan Hill, tweeting from Cairo, says: Several aspects of the apparent government shutdown of AJ remain unclear. We're all waiting now.
10:55 am: Al Jazeera's correspondent Dan Nolan and web producer Evan Hill say Egyptian state television report that Egyptian authorities have ordered the Al Jazeera Arabic offices in Cairo closed and have suspended its correspondents' accreditations.
"The team watched the announcement go out live on Nile TV. They said our broadcasting license and press credentials are being revoked," Hill reported from Cairo.
- ArabSat - BADR4 12034 MHZ Horizontal SR 27.500 MSPS FEC: 3/4
- NileSat - 10949 Vertical SR 27.500 MSPS FEC: 3/4 - HAS BEEN TAKEN OUT BY EGYPT
- HotBird - 1211 MHZ Vertical SR 27.500 MSPS FEC: 3/4
As their signals have been taken off Nilesat, our Arabic sister channels are now broadcasting on the following new frequencies:
1) New frequency for AJA & AJM on Nilesat 7W:
10949 vertical (new)
SR: 27.500 Msps
2) New frequency for AJA & AJM on Arabsat 26E:
11585 vertical (new)
SR: 27.500 Msps
3) Arabic and Mubasher on Hotbird:
12111 MHz Vertical (Old)
SR: 27.500 Msps
4) Arabic and Mubasher on Arabsat Badr4 (Old):
12034 MHz Horizontal
5) Arabic and Mubasher on Arabsat Badr4 (Old):
11996 MHz Horizontal
WIKILEAKS - has issued two articles (here and here) on what is presently happening. The list of the US Embassy Cairo Cables is here.
I'm sure you'll be able to read extracts of these cables in some mainstream media later tonight or tomorrow, such as The Guardian, the New York Times, Le Monde and others - where there will be no risk to you.
Whereas Western governments were timid in issuing encouragements for freedom in Egypt a few hours ago, the EEC has issued a pro-revolution speech tonight. The US are also, in the last hour, coming round to the idea that this revolution is serious and are showing anxiety. The French radio I'm listening to while writing this article has just mentioned that from unofficial medical sources, there are:
- Cairo: at least 50 dead and 1-2'000s of injured people. Other figures (Al Jazeerah) 1030 injured. (figures keep changing). Witnesses say body count increasing. Hospital looted.
- Cairo: at least 50'000 people in the two main squares of the capital
- Suez: Al Jazeerah mentioned 38 dead and more than 170 injured in Suez on Friday night, no updated figures yet.
- Alexandria: 36 dead
- Travel advisories - most countries recommend not going to Cairo, Suez and Alexandria at this time, but report that the southern towns resorts for diving are untouched (as yet) by the revolution. In fact, travel agents are offering to rebook travellers to Egypt from the towns where the revolution is happening to these sea resorts.
Google Map of the riots in Cairo
Google map of the riots in the whole country
Below are the basic astrological data for astrologers, I will write articles as and when I can, but will try and provide the astro data as events unfold, so you can use it.
Astrology of the Egypt Revolution 2011
|Background information on the astrology of Egypt in recent times on Astrology Weekly|
Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt (click for Wikipedia Link) - (click for his horoscope)
One of his sons, Gamal, fled the country on 26 January 2011 to go to London. (click for Wikipedia Link) - (click for his horoscope), (click for Wikipedia article)
NEW - Suzanne Mubarak, First Lady of Egypt (click for her horoscope), (click for Wikipedia Link).
NEW - Air Force Air Marshall Ahmed Shafik, becomes the new Prime Minister of Egypt, born in Cairo, November 1941 (day unknown) (click for Wikipedia Link).
NEW - New Vice-President for Egypt, nominated 29 January 2011, Omar Suleiman. He becomes the first vice-president of Egypt. (click for his horoscope), (click for Wikipedia article).
NEW - Mohamed Mustafa ElBaradei, the former Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), who has declared his support for the revolution. (click for his horoscope), (click for Wikipedia article).
Egypt's Horoscopes. According to Nick Campion, in his "Book of World Horoscopes", Egypt may rightly have four valid horoscopes in modern times. These are:
Astrology of the Tunisia Jasmine Revolution 2011
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (click for Wikipedia Link) - (click for his horoscope on Astrotheme),
Tunisia's President, leaves power (click for chart) after riots
Tunisia's Horoscope is on Astrotheme (click for chart)
Leila Ben Ali, Former First Lady of Tunisia (click for chart) - (click for Wikipedia Link)
Mohamed Ghannouchi, Acting President of Tunisia for a few hours, now back to being Prime Minister (click for birth chart) - (click for Wikipedia Link)
Foued-Mebazaa, Interim President of Tunisia for next 60 days (click for birth chart - note: 2 birthdates, either 15 or 16 June 1933) - (click for Wikipedia Link) -
The very serious and well connected French newspaper Le Monde (link in French) claims that French Security Services think that Ben Ali and his family fled Tunisia with 1.5 ton of gold, worth 45 millions Euros (approx. 60 millions US dollars)! And it was M'am who allegedly did the deed, reportedly in late in December 2010 (Look up her horoscope above!)
Wikileaks has published a cable concerning Tunisia's level of corruption: 'What's yours is mine'
Tunisian pilot had refused to take First Family members on a flight on Friday (Link in French)
As the world looks at Egypt, the incumbent leader Gbagbo of Ivory Coast has just seized the electricity company of the country.
I'll try and give data for those and other countries during the weekend. Keep coming back, please :)
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