“Wherever books are burned, human beings are destined to be burned too.” – German Jewish poet, Heinrich Heine said a hundred years before the advent of Hitler
Today (11/12/2016) the Sun inconjunct Uranus in Aries by exact degrees. In my mind the whole day I was thinking about intellectual war. This also reminds me that in the future, the wars will be intellectually based and not physically, there won’t be bloodshed (although some parts of the world will still be inevitable for a long while) but a war that will bring moral and mind devastation between the common people, powerful ones and even among nations.
As we enter the Aquarius age, the age of social and scientific experiments, many astrologers alleviate the conversation mostly by predicting wonderful and positive opportunities and kind of events the sign of Aquarius brings to the spiritual and cultural progress/ of society. However, living the perfect world is a long history for many nations of the world, if not entirely. Aquarius has a positive polarity as well it is considered a masculine sign. Aquarius is about equality, but it is also detached when choosing what kind of equality that shall be addressed to, and that may upset many people, as they don’t want to be considered as of the same of the other, in respect, social security, social status, financial upgrades, etc.
- Hitler and the burned books
The burning of the books took place in 1933 when Uranus was in Aries (see ephemeris here)² hovering in there between the 19° and 27° degrees. And Neptune was the sign opposite it is transiting now in 2016, it was transiting at 10° degrees tropical Virgo. Mercury, the planet of plain intellect had conjunct Uranus 3 days earlier and at the day Mercury was critical or anaretic (29°) degrees Aries, and Uranus in Aries was also square Pluto but it was in Cancer and not Capricorn as it transits now. On the night of May 10, 1933, an event unseen in Europe since the Middle Ages occurred as German students from universities once regarded as among the finest in the world, gathered in Berlin to burn books with in which ideas were not Germanic.
Humans each generation adapt their needs accordingly to the social acceptance of the moment. Each generation has something dreadful to destruct and something powerful to distribute and share among people. Hitler had Pluto (terror) in Gemini (passed on information) and proposed an intellectual war as well, by burning books of knowledge. It is said¹ that among the 20,000 volumes hurled into the flames there were the writings of Henri Barbusse, Franz Boas, John Dos Passos, Albert Einstein, Lion Feuchtwanger, Friedrich Förster, Sigmund Freud, John Galsworthy, André Gide, Ernst Glaeser, Maxim Gorki, Werner Hegemann, Ernest Hemingway, Erich Kästner, Helen Keller, Alfred Kerr, Jack London, Emil Ludwig, Heinrich Mann, Thomas Mann, Karl Marx, Hugo Preuss, Marcel Proust, Erich Maria Remarque, Walther Rathenau, Margaret Sanger, Arthur Schnitzler, Upton Sinclair, Kurt Tucholsky, Jakob Wassermann, H.G. Wells, Theodor Wolff, Emilé Zola, Arnold Zweig, and Stefan Zweig.
Uranus is the collective intellect while Aries is the sign of war, or in other cases, the sign of a hero. Uranus can now be considered the planet of virtual intellect. After many years the internet had made a point clear: you can change the world online, from the desk, from a computer, a notebook. It is going to be difficult to burn books now with everything on the clouds, everything on-line. So, what is the future here?
- The Future Wars
“On résiste à l’invasion des armées; on ne résiste pas à l’invasion des idées.” (translation: One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas.) — Victor Marie Hugo (1802 – 1885), Histoire d’un Crime (The History of a Crime), written 1852, published 1877
War of ideas. The world is being divided into virtual factions. What wasn’t possible because the clash of ideas, now it is possible as people can choose what kind of information they want to see. People are being banned from on-line sources that instigates thousands and thousands of viewers to keep up peace in the places where it can be addressed without violence, aggressiveness and intolerability. Virtual banishment prevents virtual war, at the same time instigate more angriness and revolt from the other side. Therefore, campaigns will be used against. What will be the form? What will be those weapons which will be used as vessels?
Internet in general (forums, websites, blogs, social medias, etc.), radio broadcasting, political papers, TV programs, movies, newspaper, all forms of virtual accessible articles, etc. These are only one way to get to the heart and mind of the collective shared thinking. Many countries or nations worldwide will block away information in order to direct the people’s consciousness into constructive knowledge. While others will do it in order to prevent the population to get smarter and intelligent.
- Arrogance is the new weapon
Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels joined the students at the bonfire and declared: “The era of extreme Jewish intellectualism is now at an end…The future German man will not just be a man of books, but a man of character. It is to this end that we want to educate you. As a young person, to already have the courage to face the pitiless glare, to overcome the fear of death, and to regain respect for death – this is the task of this young generation. And thus you do well in this midnight hour to commit to the flames the evil spirit of the past. This is a strong, great and symbolic deed – a deed which should document the following for the world to know – Here the intellectual foundation of the November [Democratic] Republic is sinking to the ground, but from this wreckage the phoenix of a new spirit will triumphantly rise…”¹
Leo is the opposite sign of Aquarius, the sign ruler of the New Age. One of Leo’s lowest point is Arrogancy and one of the highest point is the human heart, literally and metaphorically. Aquarius’ lowest poin is detachment while its highest point is equality. This reminds me how much our mind influences our heart and vice-versa. What we think, may change the temperature of our body in seconds, suddenly we can feel our heart beating faster when we have that slight thought of someone we love or want to be in love with, for example. The same happens when in an outer situation demands our body to move faster, to think quickier and to act spontaneously, then our intellect is slightly clouded as our mind became vigilant and not able to think straight, thus we act fierly but emotionally, with more subjectiveness than objectivness, we become slaves of our hearts desire without thinking the consequences. But once we think before we act, violence can be avoided as well as further discussion when knowing the limits of a civilized conversation.
Then, arrogrance becomes the newly and shinnest weapon of all time. “I know it better than everybody else” becomes a major operation behind the weak and a major weapon of the intellectuals who compaing self-importance (Leo) instead of collective-importance (Aquarius).
The good thing is that, people will become much more stubborn in ideas, the new society will be fixed in ideas and very inflexible in time. That is because we are reaching to a limit in our intellect, knowladge is been recycled more than usual in this last decade, altough many new dicoveries are pioneering, they are the result of ealier studies that provied the base – for its development or betterment. Many of the things are now experimental, and we are going to grow from that, from experiences as collective awareness that will deliver us the new intellect we need to progress as society.