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Horoscope of Singapore:

Independence by default


Mercury = 022
Saturn = 210
Neptune = 210
Uranus = 221
Mars = 240
Moon = 302
Venus = 311
Sun = 321
Jupiter = 332
Pluto = 420

Node = non-Transcendental (411)




[Least-aspected Mercury]



     Singapore: Independence by default

Primary Transcendental Mercury, Secondary Transcendental Saturn.

Aug. 31, 1963
00.00. AM JVT (-7.30)
103E51'00"; 01N17'00"
Asc: 02 Ge 04; Mc: 27 Aq 17

Source: "Singapore became a self-governing state on 3 June 1959, although still a part of the British Empire. Independence originally came by default due to the delay in the creation of the Federation of Malaysia, which was scheduled to come into existence at 00.00 hrs. on 31 August 1963, and Singapore was due to be transferred from British to Malaysian sovereignty at that moment. As the formation of Malaysia was postponed until 00.00 hrs. on 16 September 1963, Singapore became independent at 00.00 hrs. and enjoyed sixteen days as an independent state ...

"Considerable confusion surrounds the timing of Singapore's secession from Malaysia on 9 August 1965 [...] Western reports that the independence of Singapore took place at 00.01 hrs. were inaccurate, as there was no legal or public transfer of  power at this time. There may have been a de facto transfer of a sort as the secession agreement instructed all Malaysian officials in Singapore to transfer their allegiance to the Singapore government as from 9 August, suggesting de facto independence from 00.00 hrs. [...]

"The Singapore National Library confirmed that Lee Kwan Yew proclaimed Singapore independence on the steps of City Hall at 10.00 am. Clearly 10.00 a.m. saw a de facto proclamation of independence ... The Prime Minister ... opened parliamentary proceedings in Kualur Lumpur at about 10.00 a.m., and ... they were concluded between 4.00 p.m. and 4.30 p.m., most likely between 4.15 and 4.20 p.m. 'Simultaneously with the passing of the Bill by both Houses of Parliament, Singapore became independent.'" Campion, "Book of World Horoscopes," pp. 332-333.



Commentary: Least-aspected or Primary Transcendental Mercury and Secondary Transcendental, Saturn, both combine here to portray the contractual or bureaucratically 'arranged' freedom which Singapore was to enjoy for sixteen days, an independence "by default due to the delay [Secondary Saturn] in the creation of the Federation of Malaysia," as noted by Nicholas Campion, above. (Two years later, in the charts for full independence, Mercury would again appear as the least-aspected or Primary Transcendental Planet.) The appearance of Saturn here, during these first moments of independence, is indicative of the potential for governmental stability and institutional soundness so required by nation states. In subsequent years, however, Singapore would take these Saturnine values of order, control, and discipline and apply them in excessive degrees. As we shall see in the horoscopes which follow, Saturn's position would change into that of a most-aspected planet (MAP), indicative of excess, abuse, and the hubristic application of the planetary energies in question.




Other charts for Singapore:

Independence by default,
31 August 1963

De facto transfer of power
from Malaysia, 9 August 1965, midnight

Lee Kwan Yew's de facto proclamation
of independence, 9 August 1965, 10:00 a.m.

De jure independence, 9 August 1965, 4:15 p.m.

Singapore City




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