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Saturn return: DeKlerk legalizes the ANC

I could find nothing to support this date under the original heading of “abolishing apartheid” but upon further research I was able to spot an article from the New York Times archives about DeKlerk legalizing the ANC, that must have been the incident to which it was referring.  Another pertinent fact, is that apartheid was a relatively recent prohibition into South African politics — it was instituted after World War II around 1948 when the current political party came to power.  One must wonder whether ex-Nazi’s fled to the riches of South Africa, like they did to South America, to try and regroup.

The ANC, the African National Congress, was founded in 1912 originally as the South African Native National Congress, with the main goal of voting rights for Coloureds (persons of mixed race and black Africans)  in the Cape Province. It was renamed the African National Congress in 1923 as more militant Communists, then called Leninists, took over the party as it wanted to embrace all black tribal Africans.

In 1940s its Youth League branch made great overtures to young oppressed blacks to rise up within the party and spearheaded the fight to eliminate apartheid, the official South African policy of racial separation and discrimination. The ANC was banned as an organization from 1960 to 1990 by the ruling government. During these three decades it operated underground and outside South African territory. The ban was lifted in 1990 by Willem DeKlerk, and Nelson Mandela, the president of the ANC, was freed from prison upon which he was elected to head the new South African tri-racial ( black, white and mixed) government.

DeKlerk shared a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts with Mr. Mandela.  See the  Encyclopedia Brittanica article for more.

The DeKlerk – ANC Map

It is an interesting map, as it shows that other countries were the main force for South Africa to stop its segregation practises. There are few planets below in the northern hemisphere, just Jupiter and the Moon and I am going to assume that Jupiter is America because it was definitely the noisiest. The Moon in the second house shows that South Africa worried about economic boycott and so relented.


It is hard to see this as anything but a deviated bowl — the map depicting a split personality of someone kicking and screaming into submission, somewhat akin to the Korean Boy-King and his lovey dovey overtones these days.    It cannot be a see-saw, the most popular of all temperament types because of the sextile width between the Moon and Jupiter and it falls rather neatly into a half hemisphere shape.  The midheaven, the destiny of the chart, makes a good rim against Jupiter and Pluto hovering over on the Ninth-Eighth house cusp suggests a lip that is forcing everything into place.

The ascendant is 18 Pisces “men in cars racing to a stoplight” a degree that Kent McClung writes suggests the “rejection of all limitation while producing an excess of enthusiasm in action.”  He says that this degree is one of “human liberation” that brings forth a joie de vivre and gets the keyword of Bravado.  Seems rather pertinent under the circumstances.



download the map of deklerk and apartheid.pdf

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