On 23 and 24 April 2019, the militant and irrepressible Mars was at the degree of the beluga whale. The only aspect he had formed was a tense square to Neptune, the governor of the sea. This aspect gives high emotionality, pushes to unreasonable actions and escapism, especially of Neptune type. The most literal meaning of this escapism, especially for a marine animal, is escape into the open sea. Mars activates the degree of the beluga whale while its square to Neptune hurts him additionally, which makes the closed pools narrow to beluga whales, and one of them manages to flee from Russian captivity. The next day it was spotted by a Norwegian fishing boat and two days later, the fishermen released it from its tight espionage harness.
How often does Mars throw a square from the beluga whale degree to Neptune residing in its own sign? Almost as often as it happens a beluga whale to escape from captivity: once at 164 years. Or three times for the same period, if we remove the non-insignificant condition of Neptune being in its own sign.
Other aspects also incline to escape. On the April 23 morning, the Sun formed an exact conjunction to Uranus, which charges with an impulse to sudden liberation. Then Moon was still casting an opposition to Mars and a square to Neptune. Besides, she was the escapist sign Sagittarius and heading toward a conjunction to its ruler Jupiter. This hurt Mars and the beluga degree even more producing two more types of escapism – the one in the physical and the other in the spiritual plane.
This unique story indicates that beluga whales are stronger influenced by activation of their degree. It also shows that the most literal is the most accurate, and its distinction is of fundamental scientific value. And, of course, it reminds us of the mystery of the zodiacal totems, suggesting another way to be explored, which the ancients probably used.