December 20, 10:54 a.m., 2020
The planet/symbol Mercury has been associated with commerce and trade routes since Greek and Roman times. Mercury was Lord of the crossroads, and patron of merchants and their cargoes. See mythologysource.com:
Mercury: The Roman God of Trade
- “Words associated with trade – These include merchant, merchandise, and market, all of which come from the same Latin word as the god’s name.”
The US and China are locked in a trade war that is cutting deep. Many China fabricating plants are located along its eastern coastline. These plants, especially the high tech companies are at the forefront of conflict.
Partially state-owned publicly-listed Chinese company Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) is at the center of one geopolitical, US Astro*Carto*Graphy, Mercury line, marked spat. From Reuters, msn.com, on December 18, we get this news:
Senior China diplomat urges U.S. to stop ‘arbitrary suppression’ of Chinese companies
“(Reuters) – The United States should choose dialogue and consultation with China instead of pursuing “unacceptable” unilateral sanctions against Chinese companies, China’s State Councillor and foreign minister Wang Yi said on Friday.”
SMIC’s main wafer fabrication centers are, going north to south through East China, in:
- Beijing: Two 300 mm wafer fab and 200 mm wafer fab
- Tianjin: 200 mm wafer fab
- Jiangyin: 300 mm bumping facility
- Shanghai: 300 mm wafer fab and 200 mm wafer fab
All these locations are all well within the orb of the transit activated US Mercury/Pluto Astro*Carto*Graphy lines skirting major Chinese port cities. This geopolitically sensitive Mercury/Pluto marked geography is of epic importance, as the 1st ever US Pluto Return moves closer to exact, on February 22, 2022. It has been on this astrologer’s radar since 2013. This level of foresight, gained from reading an ephemeris, is one of astrology’s many pillars. Seeing the China-US Trade War that has played out in recent times is the great work of unpacking the symbolism.
Minister Wang was born in Beijing, thus a bonified representation of America’s Mercury/Pluto face in China. With close connections to China’s elites, married to Zhou Enlai’s daughter, he has lived in the US and Mercury-wise, he speaks fluent English.
His untimed horoscope, set for October 8, 1953, shows tight aspect ties (his Uranus at 22° Cancer 54′ , Neptune at 23° Libra 16;, Saturn 28° Libra 14′ and North Node at 2°9 Capricorn 15′) to the US Mercury (24° Cancer 12′ retrograde)/Pluto (27° Capricorn 34′) axis. His admonishment, on the part of China, regarding US “unacceptable” unilateral sanctions, was synchronized by transits to all these positions, as the US receives its first ever Pluto Return to 27° Capricorn 34′. Wang Yi’s Progressed horoscope has the Sun at 21 Sagittarius opposing Jupiter at 21 Gemini 20′ retrograde. This is concerning, because it aligns to the US War Impulse Pattern (WIP) planet Mars (21° Gemini 22′) and Neptune (22° Virgo 25′). Wang is clearly serving as mouthpiece for fighting words in hazardous times.
DECEMBER 22, 2020 NEWS UPDATE FROM reuters.com:
Two lawmakers urge U.S. to further tighten restrictions on China’s SMIC
“The Commerce Department declined to comment, but Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Friday the designation was a “necessary measure to ensure that China, through its national champion SMIC, is not able to leverage U.S. technologies to enable indigenous advanced technology levels to support its destabilizing military activities.””
“SMIC said Sunday that being put on a U.S. trade blacklist would pose a significant adverse impact to its research and development in its 10-nanometer and more advanced chip technology, but said it did not expect the U.S. decision to have a major negative impact on its short-term operations and finances.”
ON DECEMBER 31, 2020 NEWS FROM SHANGHAI msn.com:
Tesla Secures China Tax Exemption for Model Y
“Tesla’s Model Y will be manufactured at its Shanghai Gigafactory, Electrek reported.
Earlier Monday Tesla had received approval from Chinese authorities to begin selling its Shanghai-made Model Y sport utility vehicle in the country. It earlier this month had applied for permission to sell the Shanghai-made Model Y, Reuters reported.”
ADDED ON JANUARY 1, 2021:
China also has patterns in its horoscope that translate into actionable intelligence , into Astro*Carto*Graphy lines of immense geostrategic importance, which tracing along its lengthy eastern coast and a number of seas. One runs just 60 miles northwest of Shanghai, giving the full measure of this strategic trade city’s importance to The Peoples’ Republic of China. None is more relevant to the times than China’s pattern of the Sun-ruler Venus in square to its Mars/Pluto conjunction. The lines sweeping the Chinese coastal seas are the Mars/Pluto DESCENDANT (DSC) lines. I consider this pattern China’s War Impulse Pattern (WIP).
Direct from Rex E. Bills’ 1971, The Rulership Book, a DESCENDANT line corresponds to all: “arguments with public enemies”, “contacts with others”, “duels”, “foreign affairs'”, “opponents”, “rivals” and finally, to all “trade, foreign [mundane]” and “warfare”. My emphasis!
The last two bear repeating, “trade, foreign [mundane]” and “warfare”, both appear on page 410 of Bills.
Modern Chinese system is just 71-years old. In my dot connecting, the slow transiting Uranus, currently at 6° Taurus 51 retrograde, turning Direct January 14, 2021 is the key indicator of the flow of events in the China/US relationship. Also, in this year of a Great Conjunction, Jupiter/Saturn alignment to China’s ASCENDANT, Uranus makes hard aspects to the China WIP planets in synchronicity with the activation of the US WIP. By February 2021, with transiting Pluto between 25° and 26° Capricorn, less than 2° from the long-awaited US Return to 27° Capricorn 34′, transiting Mars will be opposing China’s Sun ruler Venus (19° Scorpio 27′) and squaring the nation’s formidable Mars (14° Leo 53′)/Pluto (17° Leo 39′) union. Conflict in the region is already on a razor’s edge.
This is China’s reality, an escalating defense of issues in synchronicity with those of the US, as Americans feel their own geopolitical interests off China’s coasts threatened. A Trade War is already in place. This may be replaced by kinetic warfare. Choices remain. Will new leadership in Washington, DC turn the tide, or is it already a Tsunami?
HERE IS A CLEAR-EYED, FIRST-HAND PERSPECTIVE OF THE ISSUES FROM A MAJOR NEWS MAGAZINE IN SUPERPOWER GERMANY – FROM JANUARY 1, 2021, spiegel:
“Like Beijing founder Liu, Zhang is also worried about relations between China and the U.S. and believes the situation is even more fraught than Liu does. “I don’t fear a major war,” he says, “but I do anticipate a regional conflict in which China and the U.S. could get entangled.” The crisis scenarios he discusses with his colleagues focus on the island of Taiwan, which Beijing considers to be an “inalienable part of China.””
China’s Silk Road (Belt & Road) trade strategy will reach (Beijing to Berlin) 5,000 miles to Germany’s geography and traders. FROM beltandroadnews:
China’s New Silk Road Strategy & the Middle East
“The initiative has both land-based and maritime components. The different sub-branches of the Silk Road Economic Belt (a series of land-based infrastructure projects including roads, railways, and pipelines) and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road (made up of ports and coastal development) would create a multinational network connecting China to Europe and Africa via the Middle East.”
ON JANUARY 1, 2021 FROM msn.com:
The Bill Is Coming Due for China’s ‘Capitalist’ Experiment
“The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has re-awoken to a profound truth: Rich, secure capitalists are the natural enemies of authoritarian regimes. In a hybrid autocratic-capitalist model, capitalism is the means to generate wealth, but power is the end goal. Successful capitalists naturally begin to demand that their personal and property rights be protected from authoritarian fiat. Capital in the hands of entrepreneurs is a political resource; it poses a threat to the implementation of centralized plans.”
“Western business executives need to prepare themselves for the very realistic possibility of extensive confiscation of Western assets in China in the near future. Before this happens, the U.S. government should pass legislation allowing Western companies to claim compensation from CCP-controlled entities in U.S. courts for the confiscation of assets. And since the CCP is asserting control over all Chinese companies, all of these companies should be treated as part of a single, government-controlled entity for purposes of litigation and regulation. When the bill comes due for capitalism in China, the West must be ready.”
JANUARY 2, 2021, WITH TRANSITING JUPITER ♃ AT 3° AQUARIUS 10′ ON CHINA’S 3° AQUARIUS 10′ MOON, FROM reuters.com:
China says it will take action against U.S. delisting of its telecom firms
“The NYSE said on Thursday that it would delist China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom following President Donald Trump’s move in November to bar U.S. investment in 31 firms that Washington says are owned or controlled by the Chinese military.
“This kind of abuse of national security and state power to suppress Chinese firms does not comply with market rules and violates market logic,” the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said in a statement.
“It not only harms the legal rights of Chinese companies but also damages the interests of investors in other countries, including the United States,” it added.”
China’s War Impulse Pattern (WIP) lines run near Wall Street and the White House. Venus, China’s Libra ♎ Sun Ruler, is 109 miles east of Wall Street.
CHINA’S DISTILLED HOROSCOPE SHOWING WIP TO WALL STREET ~ ON JANUARY 2, 2021 TRANSITING MOON IN LATE LEO
POSTED ON JANUARY 5, 2021 in msn.com:
NYSE Scraps Plan to Delist China Telcos in ‘Bizarre’ U-Turn
“(Bloomberg) — The New York Stock Exchange said it will no longer delist China’s three biggest state-owned telecommunications companies, backtracking on a plan that had threatened to escalate tensions between the world’s largest economies.”
“On New Year’s Eve, NYSE said it would delist the three companies to comply with a November order by U.S. President Donald Trump. It was the first time an American exchange had announced plans to remove a Chinese company as a direct result of rising geopolitical tensions between the two superpowers.”
NEWS FROM reuters.com ON JANUARY 14, 2021:
Trump’s China tech war backfires on automakers as chips run short
“(Reuters) – Automakers around the world are shutting assembly lines because of a global shortage of semiconductors that in some cases has been exacerbated by the Trump administration’s actions against key Chinese chip factories, industry officials said.”
“One automaker moved chip production from China’s Semiconductor Manufacturing International, or SMIC, which was hit with U.S. government restrictions in December, to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co in Taiwan, which in turn was overbooked, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.
An auto supplier confirmed TSMC has been unable to keep up with demand.”