The Canada Story Continued

To read about the first part of the Canada story regarding the Freedom Convoy, its arrival in Ottawa Jan. 29, 2022, and events following that up to Feb. 13, 2022 click here.  This current article covers a few important events from early on Feb. 14, 2022 for the next two weeks.

As his Valentine’s Day gesture to the Canadian truckers’ Freedom Convoy, Prime Minister Trudeau invoked The Emergencies Act, also known as a War Measures Act.  With this he aimed to shut down the Freedom Convoy once and for all. They had departed from Western Canada on Jan. 23rd and arrived in Ottawa six days later on Jan. 29, 2022, remaining encamped there for several weeks in temperatures averaging ca.  -22° Celsius (-7.6° F).  Trudeau refused to meet with them or even consider dropping any of the Covid mandates they were demanding for all Canadian citizens – mandates they see as violations of their civil rights.

But by invoking The Emergencies Act, which was due to be in full force for 30 days, Trudeau also immediately undermined the Canadian banking system and showed his true dictatorial ways, in case there was any doubt.  He and his Deputy P.M. and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced they would seize the financial assets of truckers and their supporters, freeze their bank accounts, their credit cards, and cut off the insurance on their vehicles – all this without a court order.  These actions also let loose a firestorm of sympathetic protests all around Canada, with many provinces threatening separation.  Seven provinces had already openly opposed the invoking of The Emergencies Act, which was only intended for extreme situations where national security was threatened; and one province (Alberta) had initiated a lawsuit against the federal government.

However, by Feb. 23, 2022 Trudeau decided to abandon The Emergencies Act and call off the brutal police force actions used against the peaceful trucker/protestors in Ottawa.  The Canadian Senate was in their second day of debating whether to support the Prime Minister’s position, whereas the Parliament had already voted to support it on Mon. evening, Feb. 21st. Possibly Trudeau’s internal polling indicated that the Senate would not vote to support him. Meanwhile, a staggering amount of money was fleeing Canadian banks, as Canadians were moving their accounts to the United States by the tens of thousands and withdrawing all of their money from their bank accounts.

In one 24-hour period there was a 500% increase in withdrawals from Canadian banks. Most were turning to cash, others to gold, and some to BitCoin.  In the week after Trudeau invoked The Emergencies Act the demand for US dollars more than tripled. Unfortunately a new uniting of Canadian banking and intelligence services does not bring confidence that Trudeau intends to stop acting like a dictator just because he revoked The Emergencies Act. 

Coincidentally, on the same day Trudeau abandoned The Emergencies Act, a Canadian-inspired American convoy of trucks and other vehicles launched their 10-day journey across the U.S. starting from southern California, called The People’s Convoy. Their plan is to arrive in the perimeters of the U.S. Capitol and hold an event at the capitol in early March.  Joe Biden’s first-ever State of the Union Address is scheduled for March 1st at 9 pm EST in the Capitol Building.  Click here to read a discussion of that SOTU chart in my article published Feb. 1, 2022. It focuses on the 30-day Planetary War between Venus and Mars, Feb. 11 to Mar. 12, 2022.

“A line has been crossed. You’re either with the peaceful truckers or you are with the left wing fascists…. Americans must insist that the [Covid] emergency is over. And we will submit to this left-wing tyranny no longer. We will not do it any longer. They’re causing so much damage to people and to our children….  As everyone here understands, the COVID mandates are just one part of a much larger crisis….  The Radical Left is trying to replace American democracy with woke tyranny. They want to do the same thing to America that Trudeau has been doing to Canada, and much much worse.”     ~Former President Donald J. Trump speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Feb. 26, 2022.

In my article “All Eyes on Canada” (published Feb. 14, 2022), I describe the Canadian truckers’ Freedom Convoy and what it intended to achieve.  I discuss how despite being entirely peaceful (even if initially noisy with honking horns), especially by comparison to BLM/Antifa protests that wreaked havoc on both people and property (and which Trudeau supported), the Freedom Convoy was treated by Trudeau and the federal and local governments of Ottawa as a bunch of “terrorists” and “Nazis” who were “racist and transphobic,” and “a small fringe minority with unacceptable views.”   

I also discuss some pivotal astrological charts, and how with the Venus Stationary Direct on the day the Freedom Convoy arrived in Ottawa, this was the most important astrological signature of their arrival chart. It  hints also at the importance of the impending 30-day Planetary War (Graha Yuddha) between Venus and Mars, first in sidereal Sagittarius for 15 days (Feb. 11 to Feb. 26, 2022) and then in sidereal Capricorn (Feb. 27 to March 12, 2022).

Canada’s Freedom Convoy did not in fact meet the criteria of a terrorist threat to national security, though the government and the government-sponsored media (Canadian Broadcasting Corp.) did all they could to project the fiction of a lawless, violent and disruptive group of protestors.  Once the act was invoked, yes – it did clear out the truckers from the streets of Ottawa.  But otherwise all it tended to do was leave a boiling cauldron of unresolved issues and point out the excesses of The Emergencies Act, which was chosen over any form of negotiation or diplomacy.  The protestors were accused of “mischief” and several Convoy leaders were arrested and jailed soon after for supporting and funding “mischief.” Arrested Feb. 17th, key organizer Tamara Lich was denied bail Feb. 22nd and remains in jail for “counseling to commit the offense of mischief.”

The Emergencies Act invoked

A brief review of how to read a North and South Indian chart.

Source: CTV News | Trucker convoy: Trudeau invokes emergency powers. This news story was originally published Feb. 14, 2022 at 9:18 am EST.  We will use 9:00 am EST as the estimated time of Trudeau’s announcement.  The Ascendant is Pisces from 8:13 am up to 9:16 am EST, Ottawa, Canada, so Pisces Ascendant looks highly likely. Feb. 14, 2022, 9:00 am EST, Ottawa, Canada.  Ascendant:  22:52 Pisces.

The Canada national chart (July 1, 1867, 00:01:00, Ottawa) also has a Pisces Ascendant: 25:21 Pisces, also in Revati nakshatra.  Ascendant lord Jupiter is in the 12th house at 15:30 Aquarius, as with this chart, so this is a Jupiter return.  This transit should strengthen the sense of national purpose, especially as the national chart Jupiter is one minute of arc from its Stationary Retrograde point on June 26, 1867.  However, there are currently opposing views as to how the national purpose should be strengthened and renewed.

A dual WATER sign Ascendant, Pisces invokes the idea of sacrifice for a greater cause, and the willingness to do anything, even lose one’s identity to achieve the goal.  The shifting nature of WATER (the emotions) is combined with the quality of a dual sign, which on the one hand is adaptable, but on the other hand can find it difficult to follow one straight path and deal with solid decision-making in general.  Often in pursuing one desired outcome, other equally compelling choices must be discarded.

If the goal was to clear out the truckers from the streets of Ottawa, using a War-time act to achieve the goal certainly reveals the hypocrisy of a supposedly “liberal” and “labor-friendly” political party.  The reality is, as in the U.S. and with the current Democratic Party, Trudeau as the leader of Canada’s Liberal Party has far more loyalty and regard for the rich elite class than for the working class. His words and actions have clearly shown that he has no respect for the truckers and their supporters and no desire to listen to any of their demands to end the Covid mandates.

As the planetary lord of Pisces, Jupiter is weakly placed in the 12th house (of foreign residence).  Jupiter may listen overmuch to foreign guidance and may try to keep that reality more hidden from the Canadian public.  The Sun is also in the 12th house and symbolizes Trudeau as the current political leader of Canada, although the announcement was made jointly with various Cabinet Ministers, notably Deputy Minister Chrystia Freeland, who is also Minister of Finance.  Again, the dual sign Ascendant shows at least two major influences, working at times together and at times in competition.  This could refer to Trudeau and Freeland, and/or the major trading partners U.S. and Canada, or even Canada and the World Economic Forum (WEF), based in Davos, Switzerland.

Freeland announced some severe measures involving the freezing of funds, bank accounts, and credit cards, and a few days later she said she would be making some of her emergency powers permanent.  Both Trudeau and Freeland, as well as over half of his cabinet are graduates of the WEF Global Leaders program. In Freeland’s case, as a current WEF Director, she would be all the more in line with WEF Globalist goals to crush any opposition such as the Freedom Convoy.  The stated goals of the WEF make it very clear that individual rights and freedoms must be defeated in the interest of the greater good, or more realistically – in the interests of the elite cabal.

The announcement to invoke The Emergencies Act was made on a Monday, a day ruled by the Moon.  This is the most watery and emotional planet, and the Moon in this chart is not well situated opposite Mercury and Saturn. Though in a good house (the trinal 5th house), Moon’s opposition, especially to Saturn, perfectly expresses the people (Moon, and the truckers representing most Canadians) chafing against too many restrictions of their freedoms and for too long under the Covid tyranny.  The people are up against a powerful authority (Saturn in its own sign of Capricorn), though Moon as well is strong in its own sign in Cancer, which represents the family and also nationhood.

Saturn in Capricorn shows the strong business interests of the Trudeau government, including business interests in Covid-19 vaccine production, since Canada controls the mRNA vaccine platform.  The Moon-Saturn opposition is difficult, but does create some correction for the totally isolated Moon, i.e. Moon with no planets in adjacent houses or in angular houses from the Moon.  This is called a Kema Druma yoga and greatly weakens and isolates – in this case – the people.  Fortunately, there is some correction to the yoga, since two planets are in an angular house from the Ascendant.  Even so, the condition of the Moon in this chart echoes the impaired position of Canadian citizens as a result of this event.  Also, though Moon is considered strong in Pushya nakshatra, it is still a nakshatra owned by Saturn, which Moon opposes in the chart. This indicates that the people are confronting the authorities, but are also dependent on them, especially those with financial powers (Saturn in its own sign in the 11th house).

Mars is at the top of the sky in its best possible house position (Digbala), normally a high command position. But unfortunately Mars is also losing the Planetary War (Graha Yuddha) with Venus due to the superior brightness of Venus. This makes Mars very visible as a very angry warrior.  As a planet of war Mars aims to win all his battles, and when losing the Graha Yuddha he may go to exaggerated lengths to try to win, especially when he feels the advantages are stacked up against him.

Venus, meanwhile, is in her own nakshatra of Purva Ashadha (the Earlier Victor) up to Tues. Feb. 22, 2022 at 12:09 pm EST, Ottawa.  I have said in my previous article, All Eyes on Canada, that there are two possible ways of assessing this Graha Yuddha in relation to the Freedom Convoy of Canadian truckers and their confrontation with the politicians and local law enforcement: 1) Assign Mars to the workers and their allies and Venus to the politicians and their allies. Or 2)  Assess the behavior of the two parties confronting each other and assign accordingly.  Which party is exhibiting diplomacy, restraint, and a generally peaceful demeanor? (This is Venus.)  And which party is lashing out inappropriately in all directions? (This is Mars in a Planetary War.)

From the alternative/independent media the answer to that question is indisputable. Hours and hours of video footage show that people in the truckers’ convoy were behaving like a peaceful Venus, even if (in fiery Sagittarius) fervently believing their cause is just. But the loser Mars is using underhanded tactics and brute force, especially once The Emergencies Act was declared on Feb. 14th.  Prior to that the local Ottawa police were very supportive of the truckers and at least a dozen of them even donated to the convoy.

If Venus is assigned to the politicians, then obviously they have the upper hand in this situation. However, though the government-funded mainstream media was in league with the politicians in declaring the truckers violent, lawless and obviously at fault, in reality the truckers were not behaving like a distressed and defeated Mars or looking like cornered animals.  They sang the national anthem and hymns, they prayed together, often reciting the Lord’s Prayer, and generally helped each other and cleaned up their environs in Ottawa.  They shoveled snow, sanded sidewalks, served food to each other and to the homeless in the neighborhood. The local street crime rate was at an all-time low.

All these factors bode well for the truckers’ Freedom Convoy winning the Planetary War as Venus.  But when?  Using Prashna rules, the Moon does not aspect any planet in the Feb. 14th chart. The Moon is separating from an opposition to Mercury and too far away from Saturn in celestial longitude to make an opposition aspect.  This can mean that nothing positive long-term comes out of the invocation of The Emergencies Act, even if they did make a lot of arrests and tow away a lot of trucks, finally removing most of the truckers and trucks from Ottawa.

What is also arresting here is that in addition to the government going to war against their citizens on many levels, the financial impact of The Emergencies Act has been very debilitating in the long run.  Mars rules over two important financial houses, Houses 2 and 9, and though well placed in the 10th house, its loss in the Planetary War to 8th lord Venus creates an unviable financial situation and a loss of confidence in the Canadian banking and financial system that is not easy to restore.   Remember too that the initiator of the action, coming from Ascendant lord Jupiter is relatively weak in the 12th house.

The Emergencies Act revoked

A brief review of how to read a North and South Indian chart.

Source:  A CTV news broadcast includes weather news time-stamped in the upper right of the screen for all the Canadian provinces across 5 time zones, and it changes minute by minute.  As P.M. Trudeau begins to speak, the time of 1:06 pm PST for Kelowna, B.C., Canada appears on the screen, i.e. 4:06 pm EST when Trudeau announces he is revoking The Emergencies Act: Feb. 23, 2022, 4:06 pm EST, Ottawa, Canada.  Ascendant:  24:06 Cancer.  Later the same day at 7:29 pm EST he announces on Twitter that he is revoking The Emergencies Act. The Ascendant is 2:22 Virgo, tr. Moon 12:15 Scorpio. But the first in-person event on television is the most important one.

Trudeau announces that when he and his Deputy P.M. invoked The Emergencies Act nine days earlier, “it was the responsible and necessary thing to do.”  The change from a dual sign Ascendant to a Chara (cardinal) sign Ascendant exactly opposite Saturn is notable even in his choice of vocabulary:  We were right.  We did our duty, and by doing so we did not fail our citizens.  Saturn is the strongest planet in the chart and is Digbala (best angular house from the Ascendant) in the 7th house in its own sign of Capricorn. This also gives Saturn Mahapurusha Shasha yoga status.  However, Saturn is not the initiator of the action. Moon is, as the Ascendant lord of Cancer, a sign concerned with families and nation-states.

In the Feb. 14th invocation chart Ascendant lord Jupiter is poorly placed in the 12th house.  In this chart, Ascendant lord Moon is well placed in the trinal 5th house, but everything else is problematic. Moon is with Ketu and is debilitated in Scorpio with no correction.  This can be an emotional roller coaster, as no planet suffers from complete debilitation more than the Moon in Scorpio.  Further, Moon’s position on the nodal (eclipse) axis gives it even more instability, and it has a push-pull relationship with Mars and Saturn.  Moon is weakened further by virtue of being in a sign owned by Mars, the loser in the Planetary War; but it gains from being in Anuradha nakshatra, owned by a very strong and angular Saturn.  In short, this gives a lot of instability and unpredictability to the initiator of this action – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet.

If you read the Moon as the people of Canada, it doesn’t fare well in either of these charts.  That is, by invoking or revoking The Emergencies Act, Trudeau did nothing to improve the well-being of Canadians – quite the opposite.  Underlying all of this is the fact that he responded to the Freedom Convoy like a true dictator, at first going into hiding (for national security and exposure to Covid, he said), then dismissing and demonizing the truckers, then declaring a state of emergency on a war footing – after having ignored their demands. He considered their request to end Covid mandates as unreasonable and unworthy of his attention.  Only he and his cabinet would decide if and when the mandates should end, since they all “followed the Science,” Trudeau said.

Even so, Moon’s last aspect is a (negative) square to Jupiter in just over 6 degrees, or 6 time units, whether days, weeks, or months. The time unit is probably longer than 6 days, as both the Moon and Jupiter are in fixed signs.  But at the soonest, 6 days would bring it up to March 1, 2022.   We know that March 1-2, 2022 are likely to be exceptionally intense due to several factors: 1) all physical planets are in only two signs/houses (Capricorn and Aquarius); and 2) the VE-MA Graha Yuddha conjoins Pluto within 1° orb.  Biden’s State of the Union address is the night of March 1st and the People’s Convoy in the U.S. plan to rally in or near Washington, D.C. a few days later.

There is a Kala Sarpa yoga, with Rahu and Ketu containing all the planets between them from House 5 to House 11, both financial houses.  This gives major importance to financial factors.

Another major factor to notice is that by Feb. 22nd the Venus-Mars Graha Yuddha moves into the next nakshatra, from Venus-ruled Purva Ashadha (Earlier Victor) to Sun-ruled Uttara Ashadha (Later Victor, and Unstoppable Victory).  Venus is no longer ruler of the nakshatra, and current nakshatra lord Sun is a friend to Mars but not to Venus.  Both planets are stronger as Vargottama (repeating in the same sign in the Navamsha), even if their sign lord Jupiter is now within combustion range of the Sun.  Also, Venus is more compromised in the 6th house, whereas Mars, the natural competitor does well in the 6th house.

In each of these charts, the 7th house lord (receiver of the action) fares better than the Ascendant lord (initiator of the action). However, in this chart 7th lord Saturn is surrounded by a Papa Kartari yoga: Classic malefic planets surround it in adjacent houses, Mars from House 6 and Sun from House 8.  This indicates that the receiver of the action, also the opposition – Saturn – is strong, but somehow still constrained by circumstances from which it is difficult to extricate himself.

We have to see what evolves from the continuation of the 30-day Venus-Mars Graha Yuddha up through March 12, 2022, especially March 1-4, 2022 when the combination conjoins tr. Pluto within a 0° to 1° range and when all the classical Vedic planets are in only two to three houses/signs, not including Rahu and Ketu.  We have observed how the following happens with a Venus-Mars Planetary War: an exaggerated need to fight and win battles, whether military, athletic, political, or social, including sexual conquests. And we see that now all over the world, including in the Ukraine and elsewhere.  But by invoking the controversial Emergencies Act at all, and then revoking it after only 9 days, Trudeau and his government have shown weakness, not strength, as indicated in these charts, and a decided taste for tyrannical behavior.  Even Russia is now blaming Trudeau for training neo-Nazi radicals to kill Russians in the Ukraine.


UPDATE June 7, 2023.  The Truckers Won. Everything.   

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 [This article also appears in the March 2022 issue of AstroLogic magazine, an online magazine.]

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