The asteroid Hidalgo (#944) was named after the Mexican priest and revolutionary known as “the father of Mexican independence”, and has thus come to represent the principle of self-assertion and standing up for one’s beliefs, particularly in relation to oppressed people and societies, or those whom the mysterious “majority” call the “minority” on this planet. Mexico’s Independence Day, Grito de Dolores is celebrated on September 16th, during which time Hidalgo will be making its final transit to the Galactic Center since February 2013 before moving into Capricorn late October. This asteroid does stay in both Scorpio and Sagittarius longer than the other signs due to its eccentric orbit, but it may be worthwhile to observe relevant trends in consciousness and media that are arising at this time and while conjunct the GC.
Every day during the past several weeks whether working online or through the grapevine I hear and see more accounts of people waking up, expressing their truth, standing up for their rights as human and divine. Conspiracy theories are no longer denigrated to mere theory but as unraveling the lies of history and paving the way to freedom for future generations.
Hidalgo doesn’t advocate for what is right or wrong according to religious standards but for what it deems as necessary toward truth and justice. This asteroid’s influences lean toward political causes, globalism, revolutionary ideas, and those of Spanish or Latin American descent. There is a strong desire to liberate those who are confined and constricted due to to racism, classism, and sexism and to protect and defend the underdogs of society.
One example of Hidalgo’s influence is chronicled by Zane Stein:
When Anwar Sadat set foot on the ground of Israel, Hidalgo was conjunct the IC. When agreements were signed in Washington DC, it was conjunct Pluto. And when the actual treaty was signed it was transiting in square to the above agreement’s Jupiter.
The year of Hidalgo’s discovery, October 31st 1920, the asteroid was in Aries and the Sun was in Scorpio. Communists in Soviet Russia had consolidated power, there was formation of the League of Nations, forerunner of the United Nations by which all nations may advocate for themselves in a cooperative manner, and the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving American women the right to vote, among many other things recorded in history.
Hidalgo, denoting men of the Spanish and Portuguese nobility translates as the “son of something” or of someone, usually implying that is someone who is great. Wherever this asteroid falls and transits in our charts may indicate where we show our greatness, how we stand up for something, and what we advocate through both our words and actions. As an intermediary between Mars and Jupiter, Hidalgo helps summon within us the courage to act upon our beliefs and convictions – to not just talk the talk but walk the walk.
The more we recognize that we have all been oppressed and divided as a species, the more of our own power we reclaim to make amends and join forces as we slowly but surely disentangle from eons of mass slavery due to fear and greed.
So, go Hidalgo go!