Guy Fawkes – from terrorist to scarecrow



‘Remember, remember the fifth of November. Gunpowder, treason and plot.’ The annual bonfires and burning of a scarecrow-effigy have been turned nowadays into a fun barbecue. But the 17th century plot was deadly serious, part of the virulent war between Protestants and Roman Catholics.

‘Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, ’twas his intent

To blow up the King and the Parliament

Three score barrels of powder below

Poor old England to overthrow

By God’s providence he was catched

With a dark lantern and burning match.’

Fawkes, born 13 April 1570 JC York, England, was a defiant Catholic, part of a plot to assassinate the Protestant King James 1 (James V1 of Scotland) and restore the monarchy to a Catholic, the 9 year old Princess Elizabeth. He had already fought on the continent for Catholic Spain against the Protestant Dutch. He was guarding a store of gunpowder beneath the House of Lords when he was discovered, interrogated, tortured and executed.

He had a Taurus Sun on one leg of an Earth Grand Trine to Uranus in Capricorn and North Node in Virgo and an Air Grand Trine of Saturn in Libra trine Jupiter in Aquarius trine Neptune in Gemini – undoubtedly talented and capable. He also had a flamboyant Mars in Leo trine Venus (Mercury) in Aries giving him passionate enthusiasm for his cause.

His Mars was square Saturn/Uranus and his Pluto opposed Mars/Saturn – both of which indicate violence; and his Uranus was conjunct his Saturn/Pluto midpoint, making him unafraid of danger.

When the conspiracy was uncovered in 1605 there was a rebellious and shocking Uranus opposition Sun in place; a fight-against-authority Jupiter square Pluto; an ‘adventurous’ and lucky Jupiter trine Uranus; and Saturn was quincunx Uranus as the status quo was defended.

The England 11 May 973 chart was also being heavily rattled by tr Uranus conjunct the England Sun Mars in Taurus and square Pluto; with tr Pluto opposition the England Neptune bringing a sense of panicky confusion.


2 thoughts on “Guy Fawkes – from terrorist to scarecrow

  1. I always wonder in cases like these if they had succeeded in what they had set out to do; What would the face of England and its politics look like today? It’s that butterfly effect. If the Nazis had won the second world war no doubt most of Europe would be speaking German today. Very curious. I suppose in some alternate reality it has actually already happened 😀

    • The US was divvied up by Japan, Italy, and Germany. Yes, indeed…what if Hitler supported the U-boat fleet appropriately with Luftwaffe patrol aircraft? What if Hitler declined to attack Russia on the Eastern Front, and focus on securing its basis in Europe, then onward to British Isles? What if the A3 2-stage rocket was developed before the war’s end along with successful heavy water experiments…to develop their a-bomb?

      We’d be eating schnitzel every Xmas.

      In yet another alternative reality, the Indians brought Christianity to America 😉

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