Turkey’s Attempted Military Take-over July 15/16, 2016

Timeline from AOL:
A section of the Turkish army launched an attempt to unseat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday night. This is how it unfolded:
July 15, 2016: 19:30 (GMT) – Reports that two major bridges over the Bosphorus in Istanbul are closed, causing major traffic congestion. Army units are seen moving through the city. Images circulate on social media of cars and buses backed up on roads in the city and troops deployed on the Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge. (see chart below)

Turkey's Coup d-etat begins

 ** All charts: Inner Wheel: Chart timed for event: Outer Wheel: Planetary Nodes

Chart Notables (chart above):

Mars: Transit of Mars retrograde on the MC;

Sun: Transit of Sun in Cancer in 6th house square transits of Eris & Uranus in Aries; Transit of Sun Trine Chiron in Pisces retrograde (2nd house); Transit of Sun is triggered by the south and north nodes of Saturn;

Moon: Transit of Moon in Sagittarius triggered by planetary south node of Ceres;

Uranus Planetary Nodes: on MC/IC angles of the chart; North node of Uranus square the transiting lunar nodes (south node 15 Pisces, 1st house; north node 15 Virgo, 7th house)


19:50 – Fighter jets and helicopters are reported in the sky over the capital, Ankara. Helicopters seen over Istanbul. Reports of gunfire in Ankara.
20:00 – Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announces that unsanctioned “military activity” is under way. He calls for calm and says government forces will “do what is necessary” to restore order.
21:00 – The chief-of-staff of the Turkish military is among hostages held by coup plotters in Ankara, state-run news agency Anadolu reports. A correspondent with Turkish state broadcaster TRT tells the Reuters news agency that troops have stormed the station.

Military troops storm broadcast station

Chart above: set for notice of military take-over of broadcast station (a 9th house archetype) – note Mars, Moon and Saturn now in 9th house – announcements, etc are a 9th house archetype; helicopters and aviation Uranus archetype – note Uranus north node in Sagittarius in 9th conjunct Saturn/Uranus south node in Gemini opposed Saturn (an on-going trigger for terrorism and the violence we have seen in 2016) (9th house and Gemini are also correlations for air traffic matters

21:15 – Statement read on state-owned TRT says military has “completely taken over the administration of the country to reinstate constitutional order”. A new constitution is to be prepared. The statement accuses the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of eroding democracy. A curfew is announced and martial law is to be imposed across the country. The TRT news anchor who read out the statement will later say that she was forced at gunpoint to make the announcement.
21:30 – Turkish PM Yildirim denounces the coup attempt on Twitter, saying the uprising will be suppressed even it it means fatalities. President Erdogan urges the public to take to the streets to protest against the coup. “We will overcome this,” Erdogan says in a video call to a mobile phone held up to a camera by a CNN Turk presenter. The coup plotters will pay a heavy price, he says.
22:00 – Witnesses report that a military helicopter opened fire over Ankara and tanks are deployed at parliament buildings in the city. Explosions are reported and a member of parliament says people are sheltering inside the building. Turkish justice minister says loyalists of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen are behind the attempted coup.
23:00 – Turkish fighter jet is reported to have shot down a military helicopter used by coup plotters over Ankara. Anadolu news agency reports that 17 police officers killed.

23:50 – Explosions heard in Istanbul. Prime Minister Yildirim says situation under control in the country, and blames supporters of the exiled preacher, Gulen. A US-based organisation linked to Gulen denies any involvement.

00:20 – Erdogan arrives in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport . Speaking to a crowd of supporters outside the airport, the president says the plotters “have pointed the people’s guns against the people” and their attempt to seize power will fail.
00:30 – Reports of more explosions at parliament buildings in Ankara while troops are reported to have started to surrender in locations in Istanbul. Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala says the coup attempt has been “neutralised”.

Turkish Interior Minister announces coup has been neutralized

Chart above: Note the South Node of Saturn on the MC/10th house, the North Node of Saturn conjunct the transit of the Sun on the IC/4h house;

July 16: 00:45 – Soldiers surrender weapons in Istanbul’s central Taksim Square after being surrounded by armed police units loyal to the government.
02:00 – The president’s office says at least 60 people killed and around 130 anti-government forces arrested.
Daybreak – Images are broadcast of scores of troops with arms raised surrendering on a bridge in Istanbul. The government says more than 700 have been arrested and the coup attempt has failed.

July 2016

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Overview: July 2016

If you have a sense of a shift in the works, that you about to make better headway, or that its time to get a move on with decisions or a new strategy, then you are feeling the effects of Mars which has just ended retrograde (as of June 29).

Canada Day and USA Independence Day book end the first weekend of July. By all means, wave a flag, find a comfort zone, and get your relaxation fill! While the world isn’t always a happy or an easy place to call home, Cancer month is a good time to remember that no matter the colour of your skin, your sexual orientation, your spiritual philosophy, or what border gives you a name, that humanity is but one family.  It is our birthright to be included, to be respected, and to share in the wealth of the planet. It’s also a reminder that a life worth living requires a contribution to the wellbeing of the whole in whatever way it is possible for each and everyone, be it small or substantial. Our caretaking must also include respect for Mother Earth too.

The new moon in Cancer on July 4 has plenty going for it, starting the day with an opposition to Pluto, the grand motivator, and ending on a corner turn with Uranus. The latter aspect is quite appropriate for fireworks (in the sky or where-ever!).  Cancer is the archetype of nurturing and nourishment. The new moon launches a new emotional orientation and foundation laying time. From the ground up, it puts the focus on regaining control and security, on building more cushion and more substantial safety margins. The new moon draws from Neptune (trine), Jupiter (sextile), Venus (conjunction) and Mars (trine). As such it’s a fortuitous time for feeling your way along, for replenishing, and rebuilding. New starts and initiatives directed to home, family, real estate, security, and safeguards are favoured.  This new moon also begins a new cycle that involves looking back. You/we can find a necessity or an opportunity to revisit, reconcile with, or reclaim something from the past. Can the Brexit decision be reversed? Who knows, but this event has underscored the fact that despite what consequences we may face at any given point in time, that the past is always the springboard for the present. There’s great wisdom in recognizing this simple fact. The Cancer archetype also correlates to all things domestic and national. It’s an auspicious, time-is-ripe new moon for anyone born on this day, which includes the USA. It will also hold significant potential for those with planets in the middle range of the cardinal signs (Cancer, Libra, Capricorn, and Aries).

After eleven weeks in retrograde, Mars is now on the move-along. (The retrograde cycle started on April 17 and ended on June 29.) Perhaps the recent retrograde cycle has helped you to figure out what’s what, and what’s not. Don’t worry if you aren’t quite up to full speed or if don’t have it sorted out just yet. While Mars will now make good headway, especially July 6 (with Venus), July 10 (with Mercury), and July 16 (with the Sun), it still has more momentum to build, more layers to peel back, more tracks to lay, more revisions to make, more options to consider, and more strategizing to do. Mars will continue to work toward the completion and/or cementing of this current building phase through August.

Mercury, currently the ruler of one half of the karmic axis, is also quite active this month. On July 6, Mercury makes a superior conjunction with the Sun in Cancer. This is a shine-the-light, connect-the-dots, news generating, mobilizing transit. If you have some place to go, or some thing to say, to do, to buy or to sell, July 6 is a good day for it, especially so as Venus and Mars, the relationship duo, are also well aligned.

July 16 through July 20 dishes up another good run of planetary alignments. The Sun is in good shape with Mars, while Mercury and Venus, now in Leo, are in good shape with Saturn in Sagittarius. These few days can bring it together for you very well. They are great for manifesting and creative endeavour, for confidence-building an goal-reaching, for getting your pleasure fill or just rewards.

The full moon in Capricorn on July 19 is flanked by Mercury’s trine to Saturn on July 18 and Venus’ trine Saturn on July 20. What is solidified around this time holds promise for substantial and lasting value. If the work/the staging has been done right, this full moon can set a secure foundation and/or bring reward for past efforts. July 19 to 20 favours dealings with those in authority or with experience and expertise. These days are opportune for signing legal documents, for official announcements, rulings, or undertakings.

Several triggering planetary transits happen at the end of the month. On July 27, Mercury (in Leo as of August 13) will cross the degree of August’s lunar eclipse; Uranus stations retrograde on July 29, and on July 30, Mercury will trek into Virgo (forming an alignment with fixed star Regulus). Note that Mercury will be on an extended stay of Virgo due to its next retrograde cycle which happens from August 30 to September 21.

Recap: Aim for the move along but rather than hold onto fear, hold on to hope. Let the spirit move you. What you launch or what launches for you in the first portion of the month can produce something of significance by the full moon. If it’s your time to ease up, then do so. If it’s your time to heal, to repair, or to prepare, then do so. If you don’t know how to play it next, keep on research mode, try something new on for size. A new level of security or comfort can be found when you allow yourself to explore and to open up to the moment. July 11, Venus advances into Leo, Mercury does the same on July 13 and the Sun treks into Leo on July 22. All three increase creative potential.

As you meet with this month and the next couple months, remember that time is advancing on the karmic clock. What is destined for you, will naturally unfold. Don’t be lazy though, you have important work to do. Keep growing!

July 4: New Moon in Cancer 4:01 am  (12:54 Cancer)

July 19: Full Moon in Capricorn 3:56 pm (27:40 Capricorn)

July 7: Juno into Scorpio: 8:46 pm

July 10: Venus into Leo: 10:34 pm

July 13: Mercury into Leo: 5:47 pm

July 16: Ceres into Taurus: 9:05 pm

July 20: Eris stations retrograde: 12:32 pm

July 22: Sun into Leo: 2:30 am

July 25: Vesta into Cancer: 2:18 pm

July 29: Uranus stations retrograde: 2:06 pm

July 30: Mercury into Virgo: 11:19 am

**Please note all times listed are PDT – please check your local time

Dates to watch: July 3 – 13, 16, 18- 20, 22, 27, 29 – 31

**If you are interested to read more about the transit of Mars, please check out the article posted on my website: http://rosemarcus.com/astrolink/mars-motion-mars-retrograde-april-9-june-29-2016/

**I apologize, I have decided to give myself a short break from writing the individual sign forecasts for this month, but please note, I am still available to read for you.

I’ll be back with the full forecasts next month. In the meantime, check out my weekly forecasts (link above). If you’d like to have a personal astrology or clairvoyant/tarot reading, please email me: rose_marcus@shaw.ca

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Articles by Rose posted on Llewellyn Publisher’s website:

THE TIME OF THE QUICKENING: http://www.llewellyn.com/journal/article/2135

TRANSITING NODES OF THE MOON: http://www.llewellyn.com/blog/2010/08/the-transiting-nodes-of-the-moon/

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June 29, 2016 – July 2016 transits: Mars ends retrograde; July 4 delivers an opportune new moon in Cancer and a success generating full moon in Capricorn

May 25, 2016 – June 2016 transits: Jupiter/Saturn final quarter; Mutuable Grand Cross transits; Mars finishes retrograde in Scorpio

April 27, 2016 – May 2016 transits: Mercury retrograde, Mercury transit, Prince

March 23, 2016 – April 2016 transits: Lunar Eclipse, Mars retrograde

February 24, 2016 – March 2016 transits: Eclipse Season Begins

January 27, 2016 – February 2016 transits: Mercury on the move; New Moon/Chinese New Year of the Fire Monkey

December 23, 2015 – 2016 New Years Trends

November 25, 2015 – December 2015 transits: Saturn square Neptune

October 28, 2015 – November 2015 transits: Venus/Mars begin a new cycle; Nodal Sign Switch to Virgo/Pisces”

September 30, 2015 – October 2015 Forecasts: Mercury ends retrograde on Oct 9; Mars & Venus are in action!

August 26, 2015 – September 2015: Venus ends retrograde; Two Eclipses; Saturn into Sagittarius & Mercury turns retrograde

July 29, 2015 – August 2015 transits: Venus retrograde; New Venus; Jupiter enters Virgo

June 24, 2015 – July 2015: Venus in Leo stations retrograde

May 27, 2015 – June 2015: Mercury retrograde; Saturn retrograde; Venus in Leo; Jupiter trine Uranus

Apr 29, 2015 – May 2015 Forecasts: Full Moon in Scorpio & Mercury retrograde in Gemini

Mar 25, 2015 – April 2015 forecasts: One eclipse down, another to go

Feb 25, 2015 – March 2015: Jupiter trine Uranus; Uranus square Pluto; Solar Eclipse in Pisces

Jan 28, 2015 – February 2015 – Looking deeper into Mercury retrograde; Venus/Mars begin a new relationship cycle

Dec 24, 2014 – 2015, January and brief overview of 2015

Nov 26, 2014 – December 2014: Mars in Aquarius, Jupiter retrograde, Uranus square Pluto #6, Saturn into Sagittarius

Oct 22, 2014 – October 23 Solar Eclipse, 0 Scorpio & November’s transits

Sep 24, 2014 – Jupiter trine Uranus; October 2014: Eclipses and Mercury retrograde

Aug 27, 2014 – September 2014: Full of promise and potential: Super Full Moon in Pisces Sept 8; Jupiter in Leo trine Uranus in Aries

Jul 30, 2014 – August 2014 Transits: August 10, Super Full Moon (#2 of 3); Mars/Saturn, an ending and a beginning

Jun 25, 2014 – July 2014 Transits, Mercury ends retrograde; Mars and Jupiter move on

May 28, 2014 – June 2014

Apr 30, 2014 – May 2014 – Venus on Fire, May 2014

Mar 26, 2014 – April 2014 – Libra Lunar Eclipse, Taurus Solar Eclipse, Uranus/Pluto #5

Feb 26, 2014 – March 2014: Mars & Saturn retrograde, Venus on the move

Jan 29, 2014 – February 2014 forecast

Dec 18, 2013 – 2014 – A brief overview

Nov 27, 2013 – December 2013 transits, Mars into Libra, Venus in Capricorn retrograde

Oct 30, 2013 – November 2013: The second peak of 2013 – Uranus square Pluto, Nov 1, Scorpio Solar Eclipse Nov 3, Mercury in Scorpio retrograde to Nov 10

Sep 25, 2013 – October forecast, 2013

Aug 6, 2013 – August 2013 transits

Apr 24, 2013 – May, 2013, Solar Eclipse May 9, Lunar Eclipse May 24/25

Mar 27, 2013 – April 2013 transits

Feb 27, 2013 – March 2013 transits

Jan 30, 2013 – February 2013 transits

Dec 26, 2012 – 2013 Overview

Nov 28, 2012 – December 2012 transits

Oct 31, 2012 – November 2012, USA Election, November Eclipses

Sep 26, 2012 – Full Moon Sept 29, 2012 & October 2012 transits: Jupiter retrograde, Saturn in Scorpio

Aug 29, 2012 – September 2012 Transits, Uranus square Pluto #2, Sept 18, 2012

Jul 25, 2012 – August 2012 transits: Mercury in Leo retrograde;
A brief discussion of recent July events: Syrian Bombing, Colorado Shooting