Sudan – ongoing misery



Sudan is rapidly sliding into chaos with the police and some soldiers in Khartoum protecting demonstrators from Government  security agents. Protests against the Islamist President Oman al-Bashir, who has governed Sudan since 1989, have been under way for several months, initially over food prices but that has now turned into demands for a transitional government with new leadership. A young Sudanese woman in a white robe has become one of the iconic symbols of the uprising.

Bashir’s rule has been blighted by accusations of human rights abuses. He is subject to an International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant over accusations of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. He promised to resign in 2015 and then reneged.

He became President on 30 June 1989 when the chaotic and disruptive triple conjunction of Uranus, Saturn, Neptune in Capricorn was in place opposition a Cancer Sun, which in turn was in a controlling trine to Pluto. With Pluto in a ruthless square to Mars. The Solar Arc Uranus, Saturn Neptune has been moving in opposition to Venus Mars recently which would certainly dent his regime’s enthusiasm and undercut its power.  Tr Uranus is now square the Presidency Venus and will move across the midpoints, then form the volatile, explosive square to the Mars in 2020. The July Cancer Eclipse this year will also have a marked impact on this chart.

Bashir’s birthdate is given as 1 January 1944, which may or may not be too sound – if accurate then his Capricorn Sun will also be impacted by the midyear Solar Eclipse.

Sudan was granted independence on 1 January 1956, which produces an exceptionally tough Mars Saturn in Scorpio square Pluto Jupiter; with a fanatical Uranus square Neptune; a Capricorn Sun and a Cancer midheaven.  This year was always going to bring crisis with the Eclipses moving between Capricorn and Cancer hinting that change was long overdue. Tr Uranus has also been opposing the Neptune and square Uranus, so causing high levels of anxiety and a rebellious upsurge. Feelings will continue to run high into 2020 with tr Uranus square the Venus; and there is an intense tr Pluto conjunct the Sudan Mercury running through 2020/2021.

The prevailing Saturn Pluto conjunction isn’t normally a promoter of grassroots revolutions and the Sudan chart is exceptionally fixed. Any changes will come, if at all, only very slowly under maximum pressure.


4 thoughts on “Sudan – ongoing misery

  1. That is interesting, thanks very much for your care about my country and my nation.
    I have written you an email a few days ago. In which I provided you with the date of actual independence date announced from the first Sudanese Parliament on December 19, 1955 to consider while generating Sudan’s chart.
    Thanks once again for every thing
    Oma Elzubair

  2. Miss Alaa Salah, born in 1997, she is born ‘with a pionneering spirit’ (Uranus sextile Pluto and Saturn in Aries, Uranus in Aquarius, Neptune in Capricorn…) and we can all witness that now obviously! More is written in her birth chart but I do not know her precise date of birth.

  3. Well, Omar al-Bashir has now been removed by the Sudanese army. I guess we will just have to wait and see how this military takeover pans out. I see that fixed hardcore Mars-Saturn square Pluto-Moon in Sudan’s national chart and like Marjorie feel that the people have a mountain to climb and over the coming years, Uranus will be in square and opposition to it. I agree with Chris though, that the image of Alaa Salah speaking to the crowd conjures an archetypal image of feminine power. Those disc-shaped earrings reflecting the golden glow of the sun! A very powerful image that communicates in a way that words cannot. My cynical partner says “meet the new boss, same as the old boss”, though I am an eternal optimist.

  4. Marjorie,

    The woman in the photo wearing the white robe, raising her arm, and standing on a platform in the middle of the crowd of protesters in Khartoum is named Alaa Salah. She’s a 22 year old Sudanese woman who has recently become a symbol for the anti-government and anti-Omar al-Bashir protests that are currently taking place in Sudan. President Omar al-Bashir has been in power since 1989 and the Sudanese people are calling for him to resign. According to one article I read, 70% of the protesters who’ve taken to the streets are Sudanese WOMEN (which is very interesting) – they appear to be the largest opposition force. The article I read also mentioned that as Alaa Salah was speaking, the crowd of protesters chanted ‘thawra!’ (which is Arabic for ‘revolution.’).

    I think what Alaa Salah is doing in Sudan is amazing – I hope she inspires other oppressed peoples around the world to speak out and #RESIST tyranny.

    I’ve said this many times before: the future is female. 🙂 #FutureIsFemale #SudanProtests #AlaaSalah

    Chris Romero
    Jacksonville, Florida

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