Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mugabe’s former ally and spymaster, known as the ‘Crocodile’, has been sworn in as President of Zimbabwe at 11.42pm this morning. This puts an early Sagittarius Sun exactly conjunct the midheaven conjunct the Mars/Pluto midpoint. Ebertin describes this as ‘violent measures.’ It is a control freaky and explosive chart with an 8th house (hidden financial dealings) in a self-willed opposition to Uranus squaring onto a domineering Pluto. Vague, or evasive Neptune is in the 1st house with the Ascendant on the exact Pisces degree of Mugabe’s Sun, so a fair amount of smoke and mirrors, but most likely to be more of the same. Mars today is also exactly conjunct the Zimbabwe 1980 Pluto for rage and frustration. A hidden 12th house Moon suggests the population’s needs may not be a priority.
The entrepreneurial and egotistical Fire Grand Trine also today is focussed into a Kite by Uranus opposition Mars – making Mars in the 8th the driving planet. This points to international trade and finance being a primary ambition, with a good deal of charm being directed abroad with Venus and Jupiter in Scorpio in the 9th. But that brutal Mars Pluto Uranus T Square is hardly likely to attract the global community.