China and Beijing in Political Astrology

China and Beijing in Political Astrology. The Astrogeographical resonance coordinates of the capital, government and center of the national morphic field of China in Chinese history and astrological foundation charts.

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Functions of Capitals as centers of the morphic and morphogenetic fields of nations

In mundane astrology astrological data of the foundation of countries, nations, parliaments and governments and birth data of heads of state are examined as indications of important central issues, time lines of development and all kinds of issues regarding the countries.

I want to show here how the astrogeographical data from my Astrological World Map calculation system can be used for a deeper examination of the relationship between transit cycles and the places on earth where events occur. After intense studies and comparisons of the astrogeographical resonance degrees of the places where national capitals are located with events I have come to the conclusions that their positions function as centers not only of the national politics and governments but also of the morphic fields of the nations.

Transits of the astrological planets in relation to the astrogeographical positions 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.

China and Beijing in Astrology and Astrogeography

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 astrogeographical resonance coordinates of the central government area in Beijing are located at around 3° of highly energetic, magnetic, self-centered, royal fire sign Leo the sign of the Sun, light, power stations, the heart, kingdom, absolutism, centralism, monopolies, self-esteem, profile-neurosis and the need to surplus others and at 17° of dynamic, mental fire sign Sagittarius sign of thinking, philosophy, profit-orientation, expansion, priest castes (Mandarin, Brahmin), luxury, win-win situations, style, design, fashion, composition, ornamentation, lava, hell and probably the most important signs of 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, which in modern China is represented by the Prime Minister, the Pseudo Communist Party, State Monopoly Capitalism and the super-oligarchic hierarchy.

A simple formula here is: the expansionism (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 the choice of Beijing for the capital of an Chinese Empire as the ideal site for a centralist and absolutist political system.

The skyline of the Central Business District of Beijing. ph: 郭友柏, ccbysa4.0

Leo as an indication of superlarge and super-centralist empires

Together with Beijing all four of the super-large, super-centralist nations on pur planet: India, China, Russia and the USA have their capitals in one of the two major signs of centralism: Leo and Taurus:

This can serve as a verification for how highly supportive and even essential the position in the two fixed, centripetal signs Leo or Taurus is for the governments of superlarge mega-territories, superlarge mega-populations, super-centralist and super-dominant economies, state monopoly capitalism, super-colonialism, global super-powers and super-incomes.

The conjunction of the 2° and 3°Taurus (appeal for territorial hegemony) resonance coordinates of Moscow and New Delhi explains the intense collaboration and harmony between the two global superpowers. These astrogeographical features of these two nations coordinates are in an exact square to the 3°Leo resonance coordinate of Beijing with the appeal to emotional superiority, hegemony, absolutism and centralism.

This aspect explains a situation of intense competition and rivalry at the very basis of the relationships between Beijing and their territorial rivals Moscow and New Delhi.

Regarding the cooperation of nations with such conflicting aspects the foundation of the European Union with the capitals of its four founding member all in squares to each in the form of a Grand Cross has shown that a cooperation between conflicting nations as equal partners may turn out as a holistic solutions for such aspects. The question here will be: on which agreement of a largest or smallest common multiple could China (3°Leo) cooperate with a cooperation between Russia and India (3°Taurus) ?

Capitals of the Chinese provinces and Taiwan

Capitals of China
Astrogeographical positions of the Capitals of Chinese Provinces and of Taiwan for morphogenetic field level 1 (region, supra-regional and global resonance)

Future Transits of the Outer Planets for Beijing

Pluto Transits through the Zodiac signs

Pluto Transits in Chinese History part I
Pluto Transits in Chinese History part I: 2562 BC – 374 BC. For evaluation of future transits compare the historical events that paralleled past transits.
Pluto Transits in the 12 zodiac signs
Pluto Transits in Chinese history Part II: 374 BC – 2068 CE. The coming transit of Pluto in Aquarius will activate a phase of high pressure on the status quo in Beijing with a lot of potential of projecting stress onto adversaries, opponents and competitors.
  • The historical periods of Plutos transit in opposition to the two different astrogeographical parameters and qualities that define Beijing were:
  • In opposition to the 3°Leo resonance coordinate of Beijing from Aquarius (revolution, globalization, foreign influences): 2379 BC-2350, BC 2135 BC-2007, BC 1892 BC-1865 BC, 1649 BC-1622 BC, 1404 BC-1378 BC, 1161 BC-1135 BC, 917 BC-892 BC, 673 BC-648 BC, 429 BC-404 BC, 184 BC-159 BC, 60 CE-85 CE, 305 CE-329 CE, 550-573, 795-818, 1041-1063, 1286-1308, 1532-1553, 1778-1798 (climax phase of expansion of Chinese territory und the Qianlong Emperor), 2023-2044.
  • in opposition to the 17°Sagittarius resonance coordinate of Bejing from Gemini (innovation, technology, infrastructure, mobility): 2507 BC-2489 BC, 2264 BC-2245 BC, 2220 BC-2000 BC, 1776 BC-1756 BC (foundation of the Shang Dynasty), 1533 BC-1511 BC, 1289 BC-1267 BC, 1045 BC-1023 BC, 802 BC-778 BC, 558 BC-534 BC, 313 BC-288 BC, 70 BC-44 BC, 174 CE-202 CE, 418-446, 662-691, 906-935, 1151-1180, 1394-1424, 1638-1670, 1882-1914 (climax of European colonial rule due to technological (Gemini) superiority) .

Pluto opposite the 3°Leo resonance coordinate of Beijing between March 2023 and December 2028

Qianlong Emperor
The Qianlong Emperor ruled China during the nations last Pluto transit in Aquarius between 1778-1798 The painting shows him in ceremonial armor on horseback. Painting by Giuseppe Castiglione (1688–1766)
  • The climax phase of stimulation of collective development of the national morphic field of China through this transit over 3°Aquarius will last from March 2023 (0° Aquarius) until December 2028 (6° Aquarius),
  • This transit will be antagonistic (in opposition) of the period in which Pluto moved in conjunction with the 3°Leo resonance coordinate of the Chinese capital Beijing some eighty years ago between Oct., 7 1937 and July 1943.
  • the processes triggered by Plutos conjunction with Beijing between 1937 and 1943 brought heaviest threats to the Chinese nation which at that point of history had been subject to a civil war for already 25 years.
  • the strongest and most important factor of that period played the Japanese invasion and occupation of China since July 7, 1937 which was carried out with utmost brutality (Pluto) by the Japanese invaders and effectively destabilized China.
  • As planetary equivalent of house 8 (foreign property, nomads as opposites of settled people aka house 2) Pluto in conjunction with the capital stood for foreign occupation. This example clearly documents how Pluto transits conjunct capitals have to be examined as indications of foreign possession, control, influence and the loss of territory.
  • More illustrative historical examples for a Pluto transit in opposition to a capital are: A — Pluto conjunct the 10°Cancer position of Berlin and the simultaneous togetherness of: hyper inflation, mega debts due to WW1 reparations, French/Belgian occupation of the Ruhr, 1t Hitler Coup D`Etat in 1923. B —
  • During Pluto`s last opposition transit to the 3°Leo resonance coordinate of Beijing between Jan. 1778 to and 1784 China reached the largest ever expansion of its territory under Emperor Qianlong (Qing Dynasty, 25 Sep 1711 – 7 Feb 1799) with 35% of the world population living under Beijing´s control. This time Pluto as indicator of foreign territories stood in opposition to the resonance coordinates of the Chinese capital stood for the trend for expansion into foreign lands.
  • it may be examined here in how far Pluto transits in opposition to a capital are indicative of processes or climax periods of “alienation” of the government from the population.
Pluto Ingress 2023 for Beijing
Initiation Chart for the climax phase of the Age of Climate Change and Climate Catastrophe calculated for the Pluto ingress into Aquarius on 23 March 2023 and for Beijing. The chart can be examined for the political developments in China during Plutos coming transit in Aquarius between 2023 and 2044
  • This phase will last from March 2023 (0° Aquarius) until December 2028 (6° Aquarius),
  • A long-term transit of fundamental importance for the status quo of the Chinese government and political system will be triggered by the ingress of Pluto as the most important systemical astrological indicator for the zeitgeist into solid, fixed, holistic air sign Aquarius the sign of the sky, atmosphere, big winds, abstraction, globalization, flying, revolution, emancipation, stars and space travel on 23 March 2023.
  • Plutos transit in opposition to the 3° Leo resonance coordinates of Beijing will be in a square to the 2°Taurus resonance coordinate of Moscow, the capital and center of Chinas military partner and ally in the war against the USA, NATO and against the “threats” from democracy, individual human rights, freedom of opinion and self-expression, to their otherwise unstable political systems and territorial integrity of their super states.
  • As the Moon in the foundation chart of the People`s Republic of China of 1 October 1949 was located at 3°Aquarius (sign of revolution) this 2023-28 transit of Pluto in conjunction with the Moon position of the foundation chart of Pseudo-Communist China has a strong potential for challenging central aspects of the “pseudo-communist revolution in China”.
  • so which aspects of the political system established by the Chinese Revolution, its pseudo-communist state dogma and cult, single party rule, centralist government and economy, human rights situation, suppressed minorities can be assumed to be under transformation through this transit ?
  • since the Soviet Russian interpretation of a German political theory of a World Revolution of the industrial working classes under the flag of the 22 Million square kilometers big Russian Colonial Empire in Asia and Europe.
  • this transit may also have a lot of potential for bringing harmonious change and further transformation of the Chinese political, social and economic systems. But at the same time that can be possible only if the governmental institutions in China will be able to find a way to open up to the potentials of allowing it.
  • The North Node as indicator of aims will be located at 5°Taurus and conjunct Venus as planetary ruler of Taurus and indicator for money, income, markets, food production, possession of territory, the 2°Taurus resonance coordinate of Moscow.
  • China can so be expected to profit extensively from the Russian offer to make itself highly dependent on China through the invasion of Ukraine along with an explicit, continuous threatening of Europe with nuclear attacks.
  • at the same time Plutos transit in a square to Moscow and opposite Beijing has to be examined as an indication of a large scale projection of enmity and the creation and propagation of long-term conflicts.

Capitals of China in History

Astrology and astrogeography of Beijing and China
The approximate territories of the ruling dynasties in the history China starting with the Zhou Dynasty around 1000 BC. Drawn by Ian Kiu. Derived from China_map.png by Nat. license: Pojanji, GFDL

Astrogeographical Positions of Chinese Capitals Period I: Creation, Mythology and the legendary Xia period: the 3rd Millennium of Chinese History in astrogeography

I have to say that studying the “first millennium” (appr. 3000 BC. – 2000 BC.) of the traditional history of ancient China has intensely fascinated me. It comprises the transition from creation myths to a more and more humanized version of rulers and kings in the form of the semi-godly 5 (or more) mythological emperors and the legendary Xia dynasty.

There exist no known written records of Chinese history from the first 3rd nor 2nd millennium BC. The first known evidence of Chinese script did not appear before the important “Oracle Bone Scripts” which have been radiocarbon-dated around 1250 BC-1200 BC. The Oracle bone script was the ancestor of modern Chinese characters engraved on oracle bones—animal bones or turtle plastrons used in pyromantic divination and Oraculology.

The earliest securely dated event in Chinese history is the start of the Gonghe Regency in 841 BC, early in the Zhou dynasty.

The following table gives an overview of the astrogeographical positions of capitals mentioned in the traditions of Chinese history from the creation myths to the end of the Xia period.

For insights into the “state of the art” of scientific archaeological research regarding the Xia Dynasty see the article: “Toward an Archeological Reconstruction of the Xia Dynasty as History: Delineations and Methods”

Astrology of China: Capitals Early Period
Astrology of China: Chinese Capitals Part I Creation, Mythology, Legendary Xia Period: the mythological period took place in the areas of central-eastern China
  • according to Chinese tradition the mythological period of the Chinese nation is thought to have taken place in central-eastern China.
  • It mainly comprises of the regions located between the signs of Scorpio and Sagittarius in the astrogeographical latitude (North-South) as well as in the astrogeographical longitude (West-East) dimensions.
  • the mental signs Scorpio and Sagittarius have therefore got to be examined as the conditions of the stabilization of Chinese national morphic field, culture and political and territorial unity.
  • in the creation myth of the Chinese central state its origin has been projected onto the highest mountain range of China: the 3000 km long Kunlun Mountain Range.
  • the astrogeographical resonance coordinates of Liushi Shan the highest peak in the Kunlin mountains and the whole of China (not Tibet) named after the mother goddess at 11°Libra and 22°Scorpio coincide with the Sun and Venus positions in the foundation chart of the “People`s Republic of China” on 1 Oct 1948.

Liushi Shan as the seat of the creator-mother-goddess and 11°Libra as the idealization of the origin of the Chinese Nation

Similar to Indian, Tibetan, Burmese and other Indo-Chinese mythologies the Himalayan mountain ranges play the role of the origin of the gods and their interactions with humans in Chinese tradition. Compare also: The Sacred Mountains of China in Astrology.

The astrogeographical resonance coordinates of Liushi-Shan the highest mountain of China and ideal seat of the mother goddess Nüwa are located at 11°Libra and 22°Scorpio.

I have discussed the important role of the formalistic aspects of Libra the sign of the ideal of high culture as such as a central astrological significator of Chinese culture as such in my cornerstone article: “Libra as the sign of symmetry”.

The Libra aspects of Chinese culture can be found in the study of balance and holistic equilibrium between the antagonisms of polarity between the Yin and Yang principles in philosophy and medicine, the idealization of formal symmetry, its priority over emotionality, the priority of formal standards over effective reality in “Mandarinism” and also the tendency of presentation of the traditionally formalist vision of Chinese culture as a coat stand for a long dead form are to be examined as part of the Libra aspects of Chinese culture.

In the foundation chart of the People`s Republic of China on Oct., 1 1949 (see chart below) the degrees that define the global resonance of Liushi-Shan (11°LI-22°SCO) are conjunct the position of the Sun at 7°Libra and of Venus the planetary ruler of Libra at 19°Scorpio.

Since Venus (female personality) and Libra (marriage, relationship, beauty, empathy) represent central aspects of the female archetype these astrological parallels between the foundation chart of the Peoples Republic of China and the Liu-Shan mountain indicate a surprisingly intense resonance between the “communist” Chinese state and this part of the national mythological inheritance.

Kunlun Mountain range
The 3000 km long Kunlun Mountain range has the highest peaks of China with the 7167 m tall Liushi Shan as their highest. In Chinese creation myths Kunlun Shan is the seat or the god-mother Nüwa also called the “Queen Mother of the West”. ph: Alliance française de Wuhan, ccbysa3.0

In Chinese creation myths Kunlun Shan is the seat or the mother goddess Nüwa who is also called the “Queen Mother of the West”. The highest (7,167 metres) peak in the 3000 km long Kunlun Mountain Range is Liushi Shan (Chinese: 昆仑女神峰; pinyin: Kūnlún nǚshén fēng; lit. ‘Kunlun Goddess Peak’),

The Wikipedia article describes the role of Nüwa: “As creator of mankind, she molded the upper-class individually by hand with yellow clay, and as she grew tired, she instead used a string to pull up the clay faster and form the lower-class. In the Huainanzi, there is described a great battle between deities that broke the pillars supporting Heaven and caused great devastation. There was great flooding, and Heaven had collapsed. Nüwa was the one who patched the holes in Heaven with five colored stones, and she used the legs of a tortoise to mend the pillars”

For morphogenetic field level 1 (region) which describe the supra-regional, international importance of the Liushan peak its astrogeographical resonance coordinates are located at 11°Libra and 22°Scorpio.

Queen Mother of the West
1st–2nd century lamp in the shape of Kunlun Mountain as the pillar of the sky, realm of the Queen Mother of the West (1st–2nd century CE). ph: Smuconlaw, ccbysa3.0

Astrogeographical Positions of Chinese Capitals Period II: the Shang, Zhou, Qin and Han Dynasties ca. 1554 BC (or 1766 BC) – 220 BC

Chinese Capitals Part II Shang to Han dynasties
Chinese Capitals Period II: Shang, Zhou, Qin and Han Dynasties ca. 1554 BC (or 1766 BC) – 220 BC

The question of the year of foundation of the Shang Dynasty

In the traditional narratives of Chinese history the establishment of the Shang Dynasty marked a step away from the mythological and legendary phase to a

Shang dynasty in astrology
Archeological sites related to the era of the Shang Dynasty. ph: Yu Ninjie, GFDL

According to calculations made by astronomer, mathematician, historian Liu Xin who lived ca. 50 BCE – 23 CE) the beginning of the rulership of the Shang dynasty over the heartlands of China began in 1766 B.C and ended in 1122 B.C..

It fascinates me to hear that more recent historical research by David Pankenier based on Archaeoastronomy has speculated that the beginning of the rulership of the Shang dynasty began in 1554 BC through conclusions based on five planetary conjunctions and that his study had been supported by David Nivison who had earlier settled the date of the ending of the Shang dynastic rule to the year 1046 BC. through models based on archaeoastronomy. (Compare: Pankenier, David W. (1981–1982), “Astronomical Dates in Shang and Western Zhou”)

Nevertheless the proposed year of 1766 BC. appears of high relevance for important developments in the national morphic field of China due to the fact that the Saturn-Pluto conjunction of 5 May 1766 BC taking place at 13°32´ in Gemini (technology, infrastructure, transport, roads, language) and near the opposition to the 17° Sagittarius resonance coordinate of the “all-time” center of the national morphic field of the Chinese nation at Beijing. An astrological interpretation has to assume that this Saturn-Pluto conjunction in opposition to the capital indicates an intense challenge to the status quo in the heartland of China through technological and military innovations (Gemini).

Saturn-Pluto Conjunction 7 May 1766 BC Beijing
Birth and Foundation Charts for China: the Saturn-Pluto conjunction of 7 May 1766 BC. The year 1766 BC has been named as one of the speculative dates for the foundation of the Shang dynasty.
  • the conjunction of Saturn (government, state cult, stabilization) with Pluto (fortresses, dogma, foreign control) of 7 May 1766 BC at 13° in Gemini the sign of technology, innovations, infrastructure, mobility, language and learning occurred in nearly exact opposition to the 17°Sagittarius resonance coordinate of the all-time center of the national morphic field of China in Beijing.
  • the opposition of Saturn with Pluto to the resonance coordinates of this central zodiac degree of Chinese centralism describes the historical circumstances as an intense pressure on the status quo in the heartland of China through: contact with new neighbors, the development of more advanced technologies in food and weapon production as well as infrastructure.
  • the position of Neptune as indicator of destabilization at 8° Aquarius is a hint that the years prior to the Saturn-Pluto conjunction of 1766 were marked by a destabilization of territorial control and the status quo of ruling dynasties in the heartland of the Chinese central state.
  • 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 an irregularity or change of climate including intense floods.
Birth Charts for China - Shang Dynasty Start - Jupiter - Uranus conjunction 1554
Birth and Foundation Charts for China: the Jupiter – Uranus conjunction of 9 August 1554 at 16°40`in earth sign Virgo occurred in exact square to the 17°Sagittarius resonance coordinate of the “all time” center of the national morphic field of China in Beijing.

The Zhou dynasty

Map of 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.

Zhou Dynasty
Birth Chart for China III: The foundation 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.

Astrogeographical Positions of Chinese Capitals Period III: The 3 Kingdoms, Jin, Northern Dynasties, Sui, Tang, Yang ans 5 Dynastie & 10 Kingdoms periods

Chinese Capitals Period III:
Chinese Capitals Period III: Astrogeographical positions of Chinese capitals during the in the 1st Millennium AD between 220 and 960 including the 3 Kingdoms, Jin Dynasty, Northern Dynasties, Sui, Wu Zhou and Tang Dynasties and the 5 Dynasties and 10 Kingdoms period.

Astrogeographical Positions of Chinese Capitals Part IV: Song, Liao, Jin. Xia, Yuan, Ming. Jin, Qing Dynasties 960 – 1912 AD

Capitals of China in astrology Pt IV
Capitals of China in astrology pt. IV: 960 CE – 1912 CE

Astrogeographical Positions of Chinese Capitals Part V: 20th Century

Astrogeographical Positions of Chinese Capitals Part V: 20th Century
Astrogeographical Positions of Chinese Capitals Part V: 20th Century

Capitals of Chinese Provinces and Taiwan

Capitals of China

The Foundation Chart for the Peoples`s Republic of China

People`s Republic of China
China Natal Chart: the Foundation Chart for People`s Republic of China 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, re-connection with the spiritual origin and full potential of individuals, companies or countries in exact opposition and confrontation to the astrogeographical resonance coordinates 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 article on 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 mirror-point position of Beijing

Tianmen Protests
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 astrogeographical position of Beijing. The Saturn/Neptune conjunction at 13° Capricorn the major indicator for the Perestroika was conjunct the “mirror-point” of Beijing`s astrogeographic position at 17° Sagittarius indicating a strong resonance with the Chinese government and the center of the national morphic field. For the importance of the Saturn – Neptune for the consequences of the Russian Revolution 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.

Important Transits in Chinese History

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 astrogeographical 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 Bridge 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 mirror-point 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 under Chiang Kai-shek 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 in Chinese History

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.