I'll be thinking about Uranus in Aries, Caro!
When the Uranus oppositon (midlife crisis) arrives for the Internet, there may be an even greater shift than what we are seeing, although you're right, it may have begun on some level (with Twitter, texting, social networking, etc. ). Uranus moving from Pisces to Aries will be less diffused and more focused and singular. It will also be more "selfish". Uranus in Aries itself, apart from the internet, may be warlike, may include sudden dangerous events, and may represent true pioneers into a brand new unknown territory or world. Will the internet be a part of this?
You mentioned Mercury, Caro, which reminds me--in the October chart, Mercury in Libra, as you said, is square Mars in Capricorn, and also square the Capricorn ascendant. And if this were an equal house chart that began with the 22 Cap AC, both Mercury and Jupiter would be conjunct the Midheaven/10th, also. Mercury is conjunct Jupiter. So Mercury is more prominent here than we think.
Mercury and Jupiter are representative of two levels of communication, the mroe local and personal 3rd house type of Mercurial form is blended here with the 9th house gloabal form. Jupiter is the ruler of long distance communication, intracultural and global communication, global exchange, and many more things that echo the 9th house in which they are placed. That loaded 9th house we mentioned early on in these posts includes Uranus, the ruler of technology (and a higher octave of Mercury) , conjunct the 9th house cusp from the 8th.
The Moon in Gemini is trine Jupiter and Mercury from the 5th house, which is immensely creative and branches out into all modes of communicative creations simultaneously. It can even do it from the home (Moon), or keep family in touch (Moon).
We do have other aspects to Mercury and Jupiter, but I'm going to skip over them for now.
In the September chart, Mercury in Libra, while again conjunct Jupiter, isn't aspecting Mars by a major aspect, but is aspecting it my quintile (72 degree aspect). I don['t use quintiles much, but in this case it is a positive aspect for energetic communication. There are other aspects to Mercury (opposition to Chiron, inconjunct to Saturn, sexitle to Venus, etc.), but the two most important Mercury aspects in the September chart are the conjunctions to Jupiter and Uranus in Libra. We see that pure potential for very advanced technological communication worldwide, hinging on Uranian foresight and Uranian and Jupiterian vision. In the September chart, you see it in the 11th house which is social and group oriented. Libra is also social. So the internet has worked it's way from business organizations, groups, and collectives to social groups, organizations, and collectives. Here we see the potential for newsgroups and social networking.
I have quite a bit of "karma" with Mars in Capricorn people, and as an entity they will always strive for something better, moving towards the top. So yes, they will go from rags to riches, and continue to look ahead to the next goal. They will do everything they can not to lose ground. Teh don't give up, and they don't really retire..
Mars, the original ruler of Scorpio, is always sexual. Sex is a big part of the Mars energy, although Pluto takes it to a deeper and more subtle level, as well as a more secretive level. Mars in Capricorn has the sexual drive that many other Mars placements don't have. So in the October chart we see Mars in Capricorn at teh AC sextile Neptune in Scorpio in the 10th, a prominent Neptune in Scorpio, and again I think this points to issues of covert defense and "probing" as well as potential for addiction in matters of sex. In the September chart, Neptune in Scorpio in the first house is opposite the Moon in Taurus in the 7th. The two main things that Scorpio and Taurus have in common are their resources (financial and otherwise), and their sensuality. Taurus tends to slip into addictive indulgences in some cases, and again, so does Neptune in Scorpio in certain situations. In this case, I think the "I" of the internet in the 1st house is pulling in the "other" of the user in the 7th. Sex is only one of the aspects of internet addiction.
The sexual side to Mars in Capricorn that is sometimes hidden beneath other drives (or sublimated) is the "power" drive. Similar to Pluto, which is all about power to the point where sex becomes secondary to the power, Mars in Capricorn channels sex into power, or into a climb for power. As far as the saboteur, negative Capricorn (like negative Chiron) is the scapegoat. This is similar to the saboteur, but Capricorn may unconsciously allow others to scapegoat him or blame him for whatever doesn't work out, as he carries the ambition for those who don't work as hard. Mars in Capricorn works even harder to avoid this. They can do fine sexually, but many of them use sex as a tool to "conquer" and move on, and lose relationships in the process.
I got carried away, as this doesn't necessarily relate to the Internet. I believe it relates to the Internet in the way that I mentioned before, a corporate tool, a tool in the world of finance, and a tool of accessing great power. When I first spoke to my students over a year ago about Pluto in Capricorn telling it like it is, and knocking over the tower of cards (no Capricorn/Saturnian foundation) that the predatory lenders of Pluto in Sagittarius had created, they were amazed at how the planets indicate these trends in society. Perhaps a bit of this was foreshadowed by the prominent Mars in Capricorn rising in the chart of the internet.
To get off the subject again, Pluto in Capricorn can bring down governments, as well as bring Orwellian situations into play. In the October chart, Pluto in Mercury-ruled Virgo in the secretive 8th house is trine that Mars in Capricorn on the AC, which to me shows the development of the hidden, covert side of the internet through an obvious Capricorn business or government "face" or "front" that is actually only a mask. Are our lives being secretly dictated and controlled by analysis and statistics enabled on a large scale by the Internet? Are our lives and the furits of our labors being observed, pooled and controlled through the invasive eye of the Internet?
It's a lot to think about!
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