Denmark and New Zealand give all the appearance of being quiet, law-abiding havens, yet they have astonishingly challenging charts which suggest otherwise. So the astrology isn’t surprised to learn that Denmark has the highest prevalence of sexual violence in Europe according to several studies; and New Zealand has the highest rate of family violence in the developed world.
Denmark, 5 June 1849 12.15 pm Copenhagen, has an afflicted Mars in assertive/aggressive Aries conjunct Saturn trine the Moon – there are always elements of cruelty wrapped up in Mars Saturn. Mars is also trine Jupiter in flashy Leo and sextile the Sun which opposes the Moon, so there will be a showy streak in the Danish character. There’s also a tumultuous Uranus Pluto and Venus in indulgent Taurus in the intense and secretive 8th.
New Zealand 17 January 1853 12 am Wellington, NZ, has a 4th house Sun Mars in Capricorn which has a decidedly masculine and argumentative/aggressive feel in the chart area of home and family; and that squares onto an enraged and cornered Pluto and volatile and explosive Uranus. So tensions will flare up all too easily.
Like the Denmark chart, the Moon trines Jupiter, to give a sugar coating to the underlying realities of home and women.
Well that’s one mystery solved. I never understood either chart until these stats emerged.