[image: bas uterwijk, face of liberty]

“Whether the mask is labelled fascism, democracy, or socialism, our great adversary remains the apparatus—the bureaucracy, the police, the military. Not the one facing us at the front lines, who isn’t so much our enemy as our brother and sister’s enemy, but the one that calls itself our protector and makes us its slaves.

No matter what the circumstances, the worst betrayal will always be to subordinate ourselves to this apparatus and to trample underfoot, in its service, all human value in ourselves and in others.”

~ Simone Weil

Simone Adolphine Weil (3 Feb 1909 – 24 Aug 1943) was a French philosopher, mystic, and political activist. After a lifetime of battling illness and frailty, Weil died in August 1943 from cardiac failure at the age of 34. This is her chart, observe the degrees Capricorn 18-22 occupied by UR/VE, opp MO, NE.

She knows this end of Capricorn only too well…

We get a series of tight flourishes throughout August as MARS (force) commences his conflicts to JUPITER (law), PLUTO (power) and SATURN (control). This austerity pressure-pack threatens to bring the world to its knees. Capricorn craves perfect social order, planets there work to constrict and constrain external conditions by introducing tightening measures, passing final judgements. Using whatever apparatus necessary (police, armed forces and bureaucrats) we will see all units closing in from every area being deployed to limit individual action and public reaction.

Following Monday’s earthquaking Full Moon at 11°♒46′, when a stationing URANUS (shocks) in at 10°♉37′ forms a T-square, we are in for some edgy times as MARS heads to conjunction with his super-dark sister, ERIS…

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