Although the Annual Atlanta Pride Parade will not be be held until Sunday, October 9, 2011, many cities around the world will have their “Gay Pride” parades this week-end. These parades are timed to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising, considered “the defining event” marking the “start of the Gay Rights movement”.
“The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwinch Villiage neighborhood of New York City. They are frequently cited as the first instance in American history when people in the homosexual community fought back against a government-sponsored system that persecuted sexual minorities, and they have become the defining event that marked the start of the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.”
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For a really great history of the Gay movement make sure and watch the Video on the right ~ Stonewall: Out of the Closets and Into the Streets
The Uranus Opposite Uranus of the Stonewall Uprising
June 28, 2011 is the 42nd anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. The chart for the event that sparked the gay rights movement has Uranus at 0 Libra. Uranus is now transiting Aries. The Gay Rights Movement, born at the Stonewall Uprising, is experiencing its Uranus Opposition, and New York, the state where the “Gay Rights Movement” was born, has just become the sixth state in the US to legalize gay marriage, and only the third to do so without being forced by the court…
Uranus is the planet of freedom and revolution…but Uranus is also often associated with homosexuality, likely because of the Greek mythology related to Aphrodite. I find it interesting and almost too synchronistic that Uranus (associated with homosexuality) had just entered Libra, the sign ruled by Venus Aphrodite and the sign also associated with marriage, when the Stonewall Uprising began. And now 42 years later, at its Uranus’ opposition, the state where the gay movement began is now acknowledging the legality of gay marriages.
The Flowering of the Gay Rights Movement
Of course all transiting oppositions are about fullness, and the seeds that were planted during the Stonewall Riots, in June 1969, are now in full bloom. Any transiting opposition carries with it energy not unlike that of a Full Moon ~ it speaks of realization, reward and fulfillment. Read more about the Full Moon ~
The plant that was a seed and then a shoot gives birth to a bud which will gradually become a flower. The plant can now be seen as the mother of the flower, and the flower the completion of the growth of the plant. It now takes over as the mother of future seeds, sharing itself as color and fragrance” The Lunar Cycle by Philip Levine
Echoes of Stonewall: New York Legalizes Gay Marriage
“The original Stonewall Riots on June 28th 1969 occurred 4 days after Uranus ingressed into Libra. Now, Uranus is opposing that point in the early degrees of Aries. Additionally, Mars was retrograde at 2 Sagittarius on the night of the riots and tonight at the time the bill was passed, Mars was at the opposite degree, 2 Gemini. It is almost a comically blatant reversal: 42 years ago, gay people had to fight against the law for their rights, today, those who make the law fought for the rights of gay people. Together, these Mars and Uranus oppositions represent a progressive step forward in the fight (Mars) for human rights for gay people (Uranus). Read More~