Astrogeographical position of Beijing

Astrogeographical position of Beijing and future transits for the capital of China. Astrology, History and Politics: Astrogeographic position of Beijing – past and future transits for the capital and government of China.

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Transits of the outer planets in relation to the astrogeographical position of governments often mark the important historical changes in the history of a nation.  Transits of the fast moving planets explain the triggering factors for the climax events of long term historical processes  The quality of the transiting planet and the signs can be used for the more advanced and deeper evaluation of the meaning of important events and long-term processes.

The Astrogeographical position of Beijing

Astrogeographical position of Beijing for morphogenetic field level 1 which describes the supra-regional and international resonance of the capital and  government of China: For morphogenetic field level 1 the astrogeographic position of the  central government area in Beijing is located at around 3° of highly energetic, magnetic, self-centered, royal fire sign Leo the sign of the Sun, light, kingdom, absolutism and centralism. The second coordinate lies in a fire sign too: around 17° of dynamic, mental Sagittarius sign of thinking, philosophy, , profit-orientation, expansion, priest castes (mandarin, brahmin), luxury, win-win situations, style, design, ornamentation, thinking, philosophy and a major resoantor for corruption.

The combination of Leo with Sagittarius  or Sun with Jupiter is known to represent royalty, kingdom and the absolutist rule of a single person. In other words:  the expansion (Sagittarius) of centralist rule (Leo. The astrogeographical coordinates of Beijing therefore resonate with the role of the place as the heart and center of monarchy and absolutism – explaining Beijing as the ideal site for a centralist and absolutist political system.

The skyline of Beijing CBD ph: 郭友柏, ccbysa4.0

Historical capitals of China

 historical capitals of China  map: Rolf Müller GFDL

Birth charts for China

Astrology and astrogeography of Beijing and China
The approximate territories of dynasties in China. Drawn by Ian Kiu. Derived from China_map.png by Nat. license: Pojanji, GFDL

China II The Shang Dynasty

Archeological sites related to the era of the Shang Dynasty
ph: Yu Ninjie, GFDL

According to calculations made by the scholar Liu Xin a Chinese astronomer, mathematician, historian, librarian and politician during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 9 CE) the Shang ruled from 1766 to 1122 BC. The year 1766 is hyopothetical but it has an extremely strong resonance with the 17° Sagittarius coordinate of the center of the national morphic field in today`s capital Beijing.

Natal chart for China calculated for the summer solstice of 21 June 1766 B.C.

The conjunction of Pluto at 15° with Saturn at 19°Gemini the sign of technology, information, learning, roads and bridges with its half-sum in exact opposition to the 17°Sagittarius resonance coordinate of Beijing explains the foundation of the Shang Dynasty as the result of a foreign occupation due to a longer process of technological innovations. The position of Uranus just after his ingress in Pisces the sign of the essence of the water element should be examined as a potential indication at new irrigation technology and/or effects from the change of climate including intense floods.

The Zhou Dynasty

The approximate territory of the Zhou dynasty in China. Drawn by Ian Kiu. Derived from China map png by Nat. , ccbysa3.0

The Zhou dynasty (1122 B.C. – 256 B.C.) was a Chinese dynasty that followed the Shang dynasty and preceded the Qin dynasty. The Zhou dynasty lasted longer than any other dynasty in Chinese history (790 years). The important role of the Zhou Dynasty is counted from 1122 B.C. but it was not until the final victory of the Zhou over the Shang in the Battle of Muye in 1046 B.C. that their dominance over the region of today`s central government area seems to have been complete.

Birth Chart for China III: The birth of the important role of the Zhou Dynasty calculated for the summer solstice of the year 1122 B.C.

The Important role of the Zhou Dynasty began during the phase of the square transit of Pluto the planet of trauma, pain, hierarchy, dominance and competition in relation to the 17°Sagittarius resonance coordinate of Beijing. During tat year Saturn the planet of stability, control and government institutions was in transit over the 3°Taurus square position to the 3°Leo resonance coordinate of Beijing. Saturn in Taurus the sign of food, agriculture, income, wealth, market places and possession of land explains the rise of the Zhou Dynasty and their challenge to the Shang as through a highly effective agriculture, trade and administrative organisation of the state.

The Foundation Chart for Communist China

Foundation Chart for China calculated for 1 october 1949, Beijing - exact time of foundation is uncertain - I used 15:15 - as some astrologers do but will interprete only transits here and not the house system, ascendant or MC.
China Natal Chart: the Foundation Chart for China is calculated for 1 October 1949, Beijing – exact time of foundation is uncertain – I used 15:15 – as some astrologers do but will interpret only transits here and not the house system, ascendant or MC.

The supposed exact time of the proclamation of the people`s Republic of China at around 15:00 is highly plausible and fascinating in regard to the position of the Moon at 3° Aquarius the sign of revolution, emancipation, self-finding, reconnection with the spiritual origin and full potential of individuals, companies or countries in exact opposition and confrontation to the astrogeographic coordinate of the central government area near the seat of the Chinese Emperors in the Forbidden City and near the Place of Heavenly Peace at 3° Leo the sign of kingdoms,  emperors and monarchy. The Moon`s opposition to Beijing from Aquarius the sign of revolution finished with the 2132 year long history of the Emperors of China!!  Saturn at 13° Virgo the sign of slavery was  moving into a tight, challenging square position to the Forbidden City`s coordinate at 17° Sagittarius the sign of the luxury castes. This describes that the proclamation of the People`s Republic was wiping out the traditional Chinese caste system. Read my blog about the Forbidden City.

The heavy and highly dramatic Mars- Pluto conjunction between 15 and 17 Leo in house 7 of the foundation of the PRC may be used to interpret the extremely powerful and heavily violent centralist government of the new state.  Even though it may be hard to understand this from the point of view of western countries it was in a highly harmonious aspect to the astrogeographic position of the central government at 17° Sagittarius. It so is to be seen as a profoundly stabilizing factor for the world`s largest population in a single country.

The Tianmen Protests of 1989 with the Saturn-Neptune conjunction on the mirrorpoint position of Beijing

Charts for the beginning and end of the Tiananmen Square Uprising during Perestroika in 1989
Astrological Charts for the beginning and end of the Tiananmen Square Protests during Perestroika in 1989

The astrological charts for the Tiananmen Protests in 1989 reveal the resonance of the Saturn/Neptune conjunction of 1989 at the climax of Perestroika with the astrogeographic position of Beijing. The Saturn/Neptune conjunction at 13° Capricorn the major indicator for the Perestroika was conjunct the “Mirrorpoint” of Beijing`s  astrogeographic position at 17° Sagittarius. For the importance of the Saturn – Neptune conjunction read my articles about Moscow and Berlin.

The process of the transit of Saturn over Beijing`s 17° Sagittarius coordinate between February 2016 (15° Sagittarius) and December 2016 (20° Sagittarius) is to be expected as a stabilizing aspect for the Chinese government although economic growth can be expected to slow down in a natural process of reduction of over-boosting tendencies and the need to clear negative developments.

Future transits of the outer planets

Uranus transits

Uranus` transit over the 17°Sagittarius position between  January 1985 and October 1986 were accompanied by a 16° inflation rate that resulted in  the 1986 Student Demonstrations that were started on 5 December 1986 in the City of Heifei.

Uranus square transition to the astrogeographic position at 3° Leo between May 2018 (0°Taurus) and May 2020 (6°Taurus) could be challenging economic growth and political stability as the developing middle classes may demand more influence, personal wealth and expansion. The food sector (Taurus) may demand new technologies and ecological issues (Taurus as the sign of mother earth) more and more attention. This transit could also indicate opening up more and more to global political institutions such as a world government.

Uranus` transit over 17°Gemini  and in opposition to the central government in Beijing began in July 1945 (15°Gemini) and ended in May 1947 (19° Gemini). It brought the end of the japanese rule through the capitulation of japanese troops in China on 9 Sept. 1945 and started the final phase of the Chinese Civil War between 1946-1950 that ended with the eviction of Chiang Kai-shek`s troops to Taiwan.

Astrology & History: Capitulation of Japanese troops in China on 9 Sept. 1945 calculated for 12:00 noon with Uranus on 17°22`Gemini in exact opposition to Beijing

Neptune transits

Compare: Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak 2019-20 with Neptune square to Beijing, 2002 SARS Coronavirus outbreak in astrology,

The phase of Neptune´s transit in a square to the 17° Sagittarius astrogeographic coordinate of Beijing between April 2018 (15° Pisces) and February 2021 (20° Pisces) is to be understood  as an extremely challenging period for the Chinese government. Ecological issues should be confronted actively before this potentially destabilizing transit.

Neptune´s last transit over the square to Beijing from the 17°Virgo position between October 1935 and October 1937 brought the Japanese Invasion of China that was triggered by the Marco Polo Bridge incident on 7 July 1937:

Mundane Chart for the Incident at Marco Polo that started the Japanese Invasion of China on 7 July 1937 near Beijing

Mercury at 13°59`Cancer (and conjunct the Sun at 15°01`Cancer) was occupying a the mirrorpoint opposition with Beijing`s 17°Sagittarius coordinate. describing the incident as an act of provocation.

Also part of the era of that Neptune transit was the Long March – the retreat of the Chinese Red Army to escape Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek‘s troops between 1934 until October 1935. Neptune appears as the perfect indicator for a successful retreat here. The Long March brought Mao Zedong‘s ascent to power. Mao became the leader of the red Army and Communist Party in October 1935 right at the beginning of Neptune´s conjunction transit of Beijing in the exile in  northern Shanxi. His leadership during the retreat gained Mao the support of the members of the Communist Party.

Neptune`s last transit in conjunction with the 17°Sagittarius position of the chinese government  began in January 1977 and ended in October 1979. This transit accompanied the beginning of the slow but highly effective economical changes under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping which resulted in the rise of China to the World´s economical superpower.

Pluto transits

Another long-term transit of highest importance for the position of the chinese government will be Pluto`s ingress into Aquarius  which will  activate the phase of its transit in opposition to the 3° Leo astrogeographic coordinate. This phase will last from March 2023 (0° Aquarius) until December 2028 (6° Aquarius), As the Moon in the birth chart of the People`s Republic of China was located at 3° Aquarius this transit has a lot of potential for bringing harmonious change and further transformation of the Chinese political, social and economic systems. But of course that can be possible only if the government`s institutions will be able to find a way to deal with new developments.

Pluto`s transit conjunct the 3°Leo position of Bejing between August 1938 (Leo ingress) and June 1943 (5°Leo) brought the recuperation of the Chinese Red Army and the spreading of the influence of the Communist Party that laid the  foundation for the rise of the Communist Party to power between 1945 and 1946. As the ruler of Scorpio the sign of strongholds and self-defense as well as of dogma Pluto resonated with the strengthening of the communist ideology and also of the rise a new Chinese system of self defense.