It seems that the games have political implications depending on the host country. When they are held in places like Atlanta or Sydney, the games are seen as one big party for athletes and fans alike. But when they are held in places like Tokyo (1964), Seoul (1988), or today's Beijing, no one can ignore the huge political implications. The political situation in China is instable, due to the Tibet issue. The Olympic torch is supposed to convey a message of international peace and friendship. But the images of repressive violence in Tibet are still fresh, and protesters say it's a matter of "life and death". Protesters demanding independence for Tibet have boycotted the Olympics games scheduled to be held at China in August 2008.
The Olympic Torch is scheduled to pass through Tibet's capital Lhasa in May, but Students of Tibet have called for a boycott of that leg. Amidst this chaos let's grope into the future of Olympics games, in China, through our astrological torch.
China is showing signs of strain as a
series of rolling protests began due to transiting Mars moving over
the natal Uranus placed in the 6th house of China's country chart and
Pluto opposing Mars.
Olympic Torch in Lhasa
China will be under the influence of
Saturn-Venus-Moon period and the natal Moon will be under the shadow
of transiting Rahu. The transiting Mars will conjunct natal Mars and
Pluto in the 7th house of foreign affairs and also the transiting
Saturn would be moving in the 8th house over the natal Saturn. This
combination reflects growing external pressure on China and China's
attempt to control everything, especially through military and
government orders. And such activities will increase especially
between 28th June and 3rd September 2008 during the Summer Olympic.
Mercury signifies the runner carrying
the Olympic torch, but when the torch reaches Tibet on May 25,
Mercury turns retrograde and also squaring Uranus, indicating
disruption in the Tibetan leg. It will bring more clashes and
possibly suppression. Despite the growing political pressure China
might try to control the situation aggressively, so escalating
military confrontations are also possible.
Planetary influences during Olympic
China's chart indicates growing
confusion and discouragement, worsening dramatically from 28th June
and also suggests global and internal resistance is rising. That
could be a brutal time with many people injured or killed. Confusion
and real depression reigns thereafter across the Olympics till late
The Beijing Olympics is scheduled
during an awkward, tense and risky period. The Lunar month August
will begin with Sagittarius Ascendant and Jupiter the Lord of
Ascendant strongly placed in the Ascendant shows the strong
composition of host China. But 10th house Lord Mercury placed in the
8th house and Sun along with Moon placed in the 8th house with Ketu
suggesting strong opposition and depression in general public. so the
run up and first half will be undoubtedly challenging and stressful
and the Olympics will test China's patience. China will feel under
attack and agitated, perhaps responding aggressively to any signs of
unrest amongst the population.
The GaneshaSpeaks Team