Saturday, January 13, 2018

Astrology and Depression: 4th, 8th and 12th house, and other big transits (Pluto, Moon, angles..)

Moments of great difficult, and especially depression, in my life:
  • Big difficulties with father and major health problems in late 1991, social shyness (Saturn, Uranus and Neptune in 12th house, Jupiter in 8th house, and for some periods, all inner planets and Mars in 12th house too) -10.5
  • Complications with family life in early 1996
  • Big emotional flare in January 2000 (Saturn in 4th house, Pluto and Venus around MC, Uranus and Mars around ASC, Sun, Mercury and Neptune in 12th house) -10.5
  • Excitement by spring 2000
  • Big depression all throughout 1999 and 2000, but especially, June 2000 (Jupiter, Saturn on 4th house square Uranus close to ASC, Neptune in 12th, Pluto in MC opposite Mars, Sun, Mercury and Venus in IC,) -14.5
  • Chronic depression all throughout 2001, but especially, December 2001 (Sun, Pluto and Mercury in MC opposite Saturn in IC, Uranus and Mars in ASC, Neptune in 12th house) -11
  • Melancholy a bit on May 2002, lack of social belonging
  • Excitement by spring 2002 and spring/summer 2003
  • Emotional flares in August and December 2003
  • Break-up of a relationship in February 2004
  • Excitement in spring and autumn 2004
  • Melancholy in August 2004
  • Big emotional flare in May 2005
  • Some professional struggles by Dec 2004 and Dec 2005
  • Depression and break-up of a relationship in Jan and Feb 2006 (Pluto transit natal Sun; Neptune opposite Saturn in ASC-DSC and square both Jupiter in 10th house and Mars in 4th house; Sun, Mercury and Venus transit 12th house) -11.5
  • Good feelings in spring and summer 2006
  • Difficult time in November 2006 (uncertainty)
  • Big stress due to professional reasons in May 2007, health suffers
  • Peaceful living by 2008
  • Some professional struggles by December 2008
  • Short depression in January 2009, lasting melancholy (Pluto, Mars, Sun, Mercury and Jup in 12th house, Nep in first house, and Saturn in 8th house) -8
  • Difficult time in August 2009 (big struggles, with professional direction) (Jupiter around ASC, Mars in IC, Sun around DSC, Saturn and Mercury in 8th house, Pluto in 12th) -8.5
  • Excitement in spring and summer 2010
  • Melancholy and professional struggles in October 2010
  • Melancholy in Jan 2011, and throughout the year, especially Nov 2011 (Jup in 4th house, Pluto in 12th house, Sat return, Mars in 8th house, Mercury and Venus in MC, Sun in 10th house) -8.5
  • 2018. Saturn, Mars, Sun, Mercury, Venus and Pluto 12th, Neptune opposing Moon, Uranus enters 4th cusp. -11
I also rated when a planet transits a water house, angles or cardinal houses, and Saturn aspects. But to make the rating more accurate, I only counted half point for a inner planet, and twice for a Saturn event. If a general aspect occurs, then that counts another extra point.
The location of planets close to ASC, fourth house, and outer planets in 12th house, makes double point.

Natal Positions of Nodes

The North Node with the Ascendant might be a “coming out of your shell” project, prompting you to put yourself forward rather than shyly hiding your assets and personality.
I know the next question is going to be, “what about the South node on the Ascendant or in the 1st?” Well, obviously the opposite. These would be people who are always pushing themselves into the limelight, constantly showing off, or putting their views out without considering others.
(That, of course, would put the North on the Descendant or in the 7th, challenging you to put your partner’s needs ahead of yours and considering them rather than making it all about you.)
Could South Node in the 1st indicate a person who’s most comfortable going it alone and finds it difficult to collaborate with others, even though that may be the more rewarding path? Yes, the South Node is one of our comfort zones, also possibly a guilty pleasure, instead of working to master the territory indicated by the North Node.
To someone with Aries Rising and the North Node conjunct the Ascendantbut in the 1st: The conjunction would be a strongly Martian presence, whether if it’s in the 1st or the 12th. The nodal message would be to stand up for yourself when needed, but in the 12th, maybe it’s a bit overdone sometimes. . Perhaps in the 12th, the whole picture is that you can also, once assertiveness is balanced and comfortable, be a strong advocate for those who are downtrodden.
North Node in the 2nd/South Node in the 8th means that it’s an important lesson in this lifetime is to be self-supporting rather than rely on the resources of others. You’re asked to earn a living and manage money.
A planet square the North and South Node does complicate matters, depending on what it is. I have Uranus square the Nodes, with North Node in the 2nd, and making a living as an astrologer has proven to be quite a challenge.
South Node in the 3rd/North Node in the 9th: You are asked not to be too cerebral and the perpetual student (3rd house) and instead to teach others what you know and pass the knowledge on. Or not to be the constant Doubting Thomas, but to develop the capacity for faith as well.
North Node in 4th/South Node in 10th shows that you’ve been very focused and maybe successful with career, and now it’s time to cultivate home, family and roots.
Someone asked if the North Node in 9th indicated living or setting up a home abroad. The Node by itself would only indicate that one or more of the variety of activities related to the 9th is an important life task.
Living abroad might be part of it if it were in the sign Cancer or in a good aspect to the Moon (conjunct or trine). I’d be more inclined to give living abroad–or far removed from the birthplace–as a prediction if the Moon, Cancer planets, or the 4th house ruler were placed in the 9th.
To have the North Node in the 10th means that you’re meant to work on building a career over time, not just having a job to make a living, but one that grows into something meaningful (like a “calling.”) .
With South Node in the 10th, the North Node would be in the 4th, meaning the home and family life has been neglected in order to pursue ambitions or a position of worldly recognition, and that this is a lifetime to tend the home fires.
North Node in the 11th: Part of the life task would be learning how to work within a group toward positive results–not at all a simple matter, or groups wouldn’t perennially be breaking down with conflict or dysfunction.
Another part of the task might be learning how to be a friend and what the proper boundaries are in friendship.
If the South Node has a bit of sleaze factor, what could be sleazy about the South Node in the 11th house? And why would you need to focus on developing the 5thinstead.
Well, maybe it’s easier for you to hang out with your pals than go out looking for a date? Or maybe you treat your sweetie like a pal, rather than be romantic. Or, maybe you’re one of those Moms or Dads who treats their kid as a confidant and pal, rather than being appropriately parental and setting limits. Or maybe you follow the crowd slavishly rather than explore your own creativity and style.
North Node in the 12th would mean that the positive uses of the 12th–like service and spiritual studies–are part of your curriculum for this lifetime. Finding a balance between the North Node in the 12th and South Node in the 6th would be to avoid being too much of a workaholic and to nourish the soul by times of quiet introspection and spiritual practice.
To have the South Node in the 12th could be a potential double dose of self-undoing, since the 12th already has that potential and so does the South Node. (this is my placement). It´s a gift or behavior developed and that now it´s the easy way to do things, the auto-pilot, which is a type of energy that seldom is successful. It might be a karmic tendency to behave in a 12th house manner, where destiny calls (north node) to be more pragmatical and practical-oriented.

Natal transits of Nodes

Eleventh house (2011): this is a time for seeking more your ideals and dreams and hanging out with like-minded people. Group activity, travel, friendships might be part of these learning experiences.
Tenth house (2012-2013): at this time, a career purpose is what you are seeking and this is a main learning experience. don't afford to be stuck at home or in your world, go out and build something meaningful for your life.
Ninth house (2014-2015): you are focused now in discovering new horizons for your life, think wide, this will be the source of new growing experiences.
Eighth house (2016): this can be a dense period, you are focused in changing yourself, questions of sexuality and how you relate and fit to others.
Seventh house (2017 and 2018): perhaps you have been quite on your own, and now this is the time to go out and create some more meaningful close relationships. This will be the source of much learning.

Sixth house (2000, mid 2018, 2019): this can be a point of crises, there might be a clash between what you really are used to wish (twelfth house south node) and what life demands from you now.
Fifth house (2001-2002): this is a period par excellence to engage in having fun, romance, creativity, and being your own self, even if you have to stand out from a crowd
Fourth house (2003): you might find yourself engaging in career purposes, but actually it is intimate contact, the inner world, that brings you self-fulfillment now.
Third house (2004-5): at this time, you might be profiting for going out more, engage in social contact, do new activities, or learn new things. You do well to explore your surrounding world, in your place of living, to look for these activities.
Second house (2006): at this time, you begin changing what you value in your life, probably this will greatly affect and change the form you live relationships. Relationships might break-up or begin at this period. This also affects greatly how you live and see your career. Gradually you are very much focused in correcting the path of your own life.
First house (2007-2008): at this time, you are about to take a stand for what you want in life, you learn much more by being yourself, in truthful way. Since the south node transits seventh house, it's almost guaranteed that relationships are or were recently a great part of your life, but you should not limit yourself by them, don't be afraid to take your decisions, make your moves.

Twelfth house (2009-2010): A time of endings and new beginnings. A time of assertiveness and great personal development.

* timing is for Aquarius ascendant

Sunday, September 3, 2017

The Astrology of North Korea and the last US solar eclipse

The chart of North Korea shows very interesting things, both as a natal chart and its current and near-future transits.

The chart features a radical unconventional rebel Uranus in the ascendant degree.
Which is opposed the Moon and Jupiter, both in Sagittarius, so prone to radical emotional swings, and exageration and grandeur.

Ultimately this also gives a quite technological and scientific bent.

Jupiter is squared by the Sun, again exageration, optimism and over-the-top tendency.
And Mercury conjunct Neptune in Libra, which relates to a strongly ideological, devoted and justice-oriented way of thinking.

Mars in Scorpio suggests intense privacy and obsession, with a tendency to hit sharply if threatened. Especially in the context of the previous astrological factors.
And with all planets under the horizon, this adds even more to the intense isolation and privacy.

How about the transits?
Neptune is about to oppose the natal Sun next year, specifically next summer.
This suggest intense activity, devotion and a change for North Korea, through relationships with other countries.

At same time, next summer, Uranus will oppose natal Mars. This strongly suggest the change of an ongoing or a starting war by next summer. Before this, Jupiter will conjunct the natal Mars by the end of October, suggesting an escalation of the current behavior. In December, Mars also transits through this region, adding further evidence that the situation in North Korea will only become more provocative and dynamic in these next last months of 2017.

Finally, Pluto is making a trine to the natal Sun, and Saturn is about to transit the Descendant in December 2017, suggesting an intense period towards the end of 2017 and 2018.

It is important to remark that the past Solar Eclipse of August 2017 was conjunct the Korean natal Saturn, and conjunct the natal Mars and ascendant of Donald Trump (and opposed US´Moon)! Mars just transited this point today!
This relates perfectly to the ongoing conflict, bringing Mars energy to the US, and Saturn energy to North Korea. Mars triggered the eclipse energy, with the sixth nuclear test.
But this time things might develop differently in the weeks ahead.

10th September is the national anniversary of the hermit nation. On itself, it might mean some provocation. But Mercury transits that point in 22 October and Mars in 4 October (when the Sun , just a couple of weeks before Jupiter conjuncts with natal Mars,

In my oppinion, we will see an escalation in October and a war sometimes thereafter, lasting at least until the summer of 2018. I have no idea of how such conflict might be, but we can and perhaps should prepare for this.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Who will win the French 2017 election?

Fillon does not seem to win: his natal Sun in Pisces is being transited by Neptune, this means confusion, and does not bode well for a victory, instead it leads to scandal and loss. His north node in Capricorn being transited by Pluto reinforces this idea.

Melenchon seems also to be in a good position. natal Jupiter in Aries opposed by transiting Jupiter speaks of a bubble of excitement and expansion, but probably short-lived. Also his planets in Virgo are opposed by transiting Neptune, speaking of the public enchantement with his utopian ideals. Neptune has also transited his north node. Probably he may qualify to second round, as an unexpected "phenomena" (or get near to that), but still I dont think he will win presidency. In the end, he may resemble Bernie Sanders phenomena.

Macron: a very good position to win: North node in Libra, transited by Jupiter. His natal Sun will be transited by Saturn (leadership and responsability). Also outstanding is that his natal Sun, is also opposed by Jupiter and trined by Saturn, so when Saturn transits this point, in months ahead, this is very positive and constructive. His chart, compared to the other two candidates, is far better for a victory, and alone, under normal calm circuntances I would say he would win without a doubt, but then there is Le Pen chart...

Le Pen. She also has an excellent chart for a victory. Her Capricorn moon is about to be transited by Saturn (leadership and responsability). What is actually interesting is that both Le Pen and Macron have this position in the last degree of Sagittarius (respectively her moon and his sun), meaning they will be probably going both to second round and tied in the destiny of France, for two months of further campaign. Transiting Jupiter opposes her natal Saturn and squares her natal Mars, this also bodes very well for a fiercy agressive leadership position, or the very least, a long-drawn political battle. Her north node, also located in mid cardinal sign like Macron, has been also transited by Jupiter. Finally, Neptune opposes her Jupiter, which gives her the advantage of also an element of mystique, like Melenchon.

In summary, Le Pen and Macron seem to go to second round. Melenchon may do an impressive result, but short of a second round. In the second round, the race seems very tight, Le Pen seems slightly more likely to win. Considering the crazy backlash against establishment, since 2016, I would say that Le Pen has a fair change of winning and end up as president of France, but for sure the political battle between the two is going to be fierce. I will write another article after the first round of election.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Grexit in 2017?

Yet another surprise might occur in 2017.

The year before Saturn moves into Capricorn and the economy begins to contract. I have long predicted that the years 2016-2020 to be very dark and gloomy, as we see a trend towards waniny cycles of the outer planets (see my research in previous posts).

Besides negative consequences to the economy from Brexit, Trump and possibly an anti-EU government elected in Netherlands, we might see another surprise: Grexit.

It has been 7 years since the whole Greek crises started. It makes entire sense that a new crises will developed there, because the entire issue has been avoided and postponed since years.

Radical politics is really the topic of 2017, as Uranus reaches a similar position in late Aries as transited in 1933, the year when things in Europe began to heat up and became radical. During such periods, countries become increasingly authoritarian, and some become dictatorships. Most have at least suffered some sort of social unrest.

It´s possible to estimate to which extend each country will become authoritarian:
- Countries that are relatively stable democracies now, without signs of radical politics will probably stay that way (unless invaded by another). Examples: Portugal, Chile, New Zealand, Canada.
- Countries that established a great increase in authoritarian trends (or great social unrest) in recent years, might be key actors in the unfolding of the greatest historical changes in the next decade, like being involved in civil wars, large wars or become a dictatorship. This was the example of Germany in the 1930s. Current examples include UK (Brexit), US (Trump), Turkey (Erdogan), Russia (Putin), Greece (debt crisis), India, Brazil.
- Countries that are already dictatorships, are likely to get involved in wars. This could include China, North Korea, Syria, Iran. During the 1930s, these included Russia, China and Japan.
- Countries that became somewhat affected by authoritarian trends and political unrest, are still the great unknown. These might stay stable, or might develop to civil wars, authoritarian regimes, revolutions. Often it depends in their geographical location according to other more agressive countries. During the WWII, the US was only indirectly affected, the UK was directly affected, and many European countries were invaded. Whilst most of Asia was affected, South America was relatively unaffected. Examples of such countries now include: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Polland and Australia.

It´s a shame that this happens. I am really a lover of democracy, freedom and a multicultural world.

It was back in 2007 that I predicted such scenario: economic depression (2010), followed by radical politics (2016), followed by civil wars (mid 2020s), based in past historical periods.

And I am going to announce another surprise prediction today!

By 2024, we might actually see Mark Zuckerberg running for US presidency. Pluto will then be in Aquarius, so it makes all the sense to see the plutonic powerful figure of Facebook CEO (social network = Aquarius) running for that position. I think companies like Airbnb, Tesla, Uber, Google, will become increasingly more powerful and involved in politics. By then, we will feel a more much upbeat sense of the future.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Astrological predictions for 2017....

Predictions for 2017 and beyond. The world will be very polarized, radicalized and volatile. It is difficult to forecast, but these are my guesses.

  • UK triggers article 50 but then gets involved in a new political crisis involving Brexit. Social tensions rise considerably in the country. Scotland pushes for a referendum in attempts to join EU.
  • Spain: Catalonia pushes for a referendum (fears of a regional conflict could start)
  • Italy gets a bailout, due a bank failure. A renewed Euro crisis, It might influence some European elections in 2017.
  • A big unknown, and hopefully I am wrong, but it is likely that anti-eu nationalists win either in France or in Germany, despite how unlikely it seems now. This is important, because, despite all the crisis, the other country - either France or Germany - will lead an isolated, fragmented and surviving European Union afterwards, even if opposed by the US, UK, Russia and euroskeptic East Europe countries and despite increased IS attacks and a new Euro crisis. But against all odds, the EU and the Euro survives. 
  • Netherlands pushes for an exit of the currency too.
  • Polland and Turkey might push for a stronger regional and authoritarian power status.
  • Trump builds the wall. Some deportations begin. But its more show and propaganda.
  • Trump scandals continue. Faces scrunity of the election hack and Putin links. 
  • US economy in good shape in 2017, but will suffer considerably by the end of the decade.
  • The most negative thing. Trump will get involved into major wars. When? That´s the question, but he will agressively trigger them, between now and 2022. Perhaps Iran, Koreas and later China. Initially a cold war with China, including trade war and cyber war. US likely to be involved in a major physical war by 2022. Australia and India will probably be involved too. It will considerably change the integrity of the US, perhaps with a breakup into separate blocks.
  • Trump and Putin ties are initially good, but later ties sour. Despite that everyone focus in the Baltics, Russia might create a conflict in Moldova or the Balcans. If it´s the Balcans, then a crisis starts about how other european countries might interveene.
  • Uber presents first flying cars, sometime between 2017 and the middle of next decade.
  • Alien disclosure not likely in 2017, but instead later in the 2020s.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Uranus in Taurus. Political backlash against the status-quo, could lead to devastating wars

URANUS IN TAURUS and GEMINI - 2017 to 2031

A pattern of economic crisis (2010) > popular political revolts (now) > major wars (2024) > new world order (2031)

The transit of Uranus between Aries and Cancer (2010 to 2031) is consistent with a pattern of sudden great historical changes. Expect them!

What happens?

- During the transit in Aries and especially Taurus, ECONOMIC CRISIS (marked in yellow) usually happens. As existings leaders become highly unpopular, a backlash of RADICAL POLITICAL REVOLTS AGAINST THE STATUS-QUO develops (marked in red). This is expected between 2017 to 2024 and in fact it is already happening as I predicted ever since 2007.

- During the transit of Gemini, such radical political upheavals lead to DEVASTATING WAR (marked in blue) This happened in 70% of the cases. In the remaining cases, the big wars started in the transit of Cancer (so slightly later). In all cases, except two, EUROPE was the battleground of the war, in the other two it was NORTH AMERICA. The scale ranges from the America civil war and German Peasant war, to the WWII. This is expected between 2024 and 2031.

- During the transit of Cancer, significant politicial and European-wide political rearrangements happened (marked in green). Often a NEW WORLD ORDER emerges. Sometimes in form of historical revolutions (marked in orange). Often a period of economic recession, alongside with the reconstruction from the war times. This is expected between 2031 and 2038.

1934 - Following the Great Depression, Hitler rises to power. Great Purge in Russia. Events leading to the WWII unfold across Europe. Chinese civil war.
1941- World war II
1948- End of war. Many changes worldwide. UN and NATO established. Steps towards an EU. Independence of India.

1851 - Against the background of economic crisis and the Irish famine, and after the 1848 revolutions, radical conservatism emerged in Europe. Italy and Germany progressed to unification, France under dictatorship. Taiping rebellion (Chinese civil war) starts. British Raj in India. Gold rush in America and social tensions prior to American civil war 
1858- Civil war in America starts. British raj in India
1865- Unification of Italy and Germany. Long Depression starts. Paris Commune.

1768 - Stamp act, popular revolt and American revolution starts,
1775- America Revolutionary War, a global conflict involving Spain, France and UK.
1782- Famine and economic crisis across Europe. French Revolution begins

1685 - Glorious revolution in UK in 1688 
1692 - (nothing else significant happened)
1705- War of Spanish Succession starts, another major worldwide war.

1602 - Time of Troubles in Russia (nothing else significant happened). Religious tensions in Germany
1609- Religious tensions and political tensions deepen
1616- Thirty Year War, a devastating Europe-wide conflict

1519 - Spanish conquest of Americas. Luther protestant revolution
1526 - German Peasant War (an European-wide conflict). Siege of Vienna. Mughal Empire in India
1533 - Protestant revolutions continue

Who will likely cause it? Trump!

From what we saw above, we could expect the political tensions to grow ever since 2010 until the end of this decade. We already seen a few examples of brewing tensions (Brexit, Russia, Trump, China, Isis, Turkey, EU). It is highly likely that by 2022 or 2024 these tensions develop into a war that could be devastating. Historically this war should be linked to the political backlash events that already happened (Brexit, Trump) or might still happen.

In most likelihood, Trump could trigger a breakdown of a number of situation across the globe: a conflict with China or in the Koreas, a conflict in Europe due to Russia, a conflict with the Islamic world or, just by words, trigger further popular anger across Europe that leads to civil wars or a breakdown of the EU. It is unlikely that we will see a global war like WWII (I speak of these reasons why in other previous articles), but instead we could expect a massive regional war. Examples could be between the US and China, Russia and parts of Europe, or with the Islamic world. This is the most likely "worst case scenario", which tends to happen 70% of the times, historically. The possibility of a mix of trade wars, cyber wars and hacked elections, is another possibility, albeit new.

There is also a change that civil wars are only located to either the US or one or two of the major countries in Europe (Brexit and France are other risk factors too). There is a minor change that no war happens and only major political events - like the breakup of the integrity of the EU or the USA - becoming the dominant historical event (this is a "best case scenario").

The possibility is (estimated at 90%) that we might see either the breakup of the EU or the USA, in the next 15 years, irregardless of whether a major war occurs or not.

Historically, there hasn´t been a period in recent Uranus in Taurus transits, dominated by constructive historical changes. Except for things in the background like new scientific revolutions and inventions.


Saturn enters Capricorn for a 2.5year transit in 2018, and it has done so in the past in the following years:
1988 - this marked the end of the Soviet Union and cold war. The Berlin wall fall in 1989.
1959 - the start of the Vietnam war, and two years later, the Cuban Missile Crisis
1929 - stock market crash and the start of the Great Depression
1900 (nothing special happened)
1871 - Paris commune and two years later, a stock market crash, start of Long Depression
1841 - period of economic depression

Saturn in Capricorn is correlated with economic depression and also with changes between the relationship of North America and Russia. Also important political historical changes can happen in Europe (about half of the times). This could be linked to what we might see between 2018 and 2021.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

2016. The eleventh hour.

This is a long post.

2016 has been a shock year worldwide. It seemed dark.

Well, according to my astrological theory, the period of 2016 to 2020 is one of the most difficult and deconstructive periods in world history, I am sorry to say. Mostly because of political extremism.

The period that follows it, 2021-2030 seems to be a radical change of the world order, and many social revolutions, some inspiring but also potencially destructive civil wars and major wars.

Hopefully not, but the astrology does favour a period of radicalism and conflict.

Whatever happens it will leave a deep mark in the history books of the future.

Trump is president-elect, and far right populism spreads across Europe. Many rumours of war. And religious extremism. There is now a significant risk of repeating the danger of the horrors observed in the 1930s, when Uranus was last time in Aries, Pluto was in the opposite sign of Cancer, and Saturn transited from Capricorn to Aries.

This is going to be repeated from 2018 to 2025. (except that Pluto transits Aquarius)

Historically, similar periods have happened beforehand several times. Not just in the 1930s! Back in the 1840s (Uranus was also transiting Aries, and Pluto/Saturn also in cardinal signs), popular revolt surged across nearly every country of Europe, while China and North America faced brutal civil wars.

Pluto was also in Capricorn and Aquarius in 1770s and 1780s, when the America revolution and French revolution happened, amidst a nearly global state of war. Before that Pluto was also in Capricorn and Aquarius, when the Protestant revolution started and Europe descended into civil wars.

Do you see the pattern?
Do you see what is unfolding nowadays?

I can´t imagine that our societal structures and the psyche of mankind has evolved sufficiently to go beyong this danger of war. In fact, the stupidity that resulted in the current wave of events is proof that further chaos and conflict lies ahead. Trump represents a great danger to the world. The current state of the European politics represents another significant risk. Putin and China too.

The transits of outer planets in cardinal signs - like it happens now and it happened in the 1930s, 1840s and 1770s - stir up the collective of mankind into radical urges. While some are constructive, revolutionary and inspiring, many urges are irrational and fear-driven/ anger-driven, therefore resulting in very destructive manifestations, such as wars.

Its difficult to say what happens next. A global war? The breakup of European union? A financial meltdown? Trump and Brexit are definitively game-changers. But there will be more big things unfolding in years ahead.

Back in tje 1930s, everyone got shocked bit by bit, but all assumed that no disaster would ever happened despite the increasing gloom. It´s time to learn the lesson.

- - - - - -

It is time for me to focus in the positive. Because there is nothing we can´t do regarding these global events.

It is time to engage and be a pioneer of the new and the good, the constructive and inspiring, with a spirit of love and peace.

Neptune in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn will inspire idealism and ideology to new heights, next decade. Whether in civil wars, or in positive little good revolutions in your daily life.

It is time to brainstorm what these positive revolutions might be.

Alternative monetary systems. A new global political system for peace and prosperity. A reinvention of democracy? Inspiring new political leaders? An ecological revolution and recovery? Or do we go back to the land, in face of a collapsing world?

Are we going to learn the hard difficult way, just like in the 1930s and 1940s?

One thing is sure. We cannot run away from the problems of the world. The forgotten populations, the frustation feelings in the masses. The mass unemployement. A fragile, unsustainable and unfair financial system. Religious fundamentalism. Increasing climate change. Ecological problems. Mass migrations. Nuclear proliferation. It is time NOW to address these challenges. It´s not time for the status quo. It´s time for a change. Hopefully a peaceful and constructive one.

I know it´s very challenging to find positive solutions for these dramatic problems. But we need that more bright minds come forward and speak out their inspiring solutions.

I wish that 2017 be a year that inspires the future for the best.

Happy New Year for all of you.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Trump natal chart. Can you guess which will be his main challenges? Read it here!

Trump astrological profile
Who is Trump?
Very easy chart.

A Gemini (big talker, two-faced
Leo rising (big ego).

Sun in the 10th (a natural leader, potencially very ambitious, wants to shine above anything else.

Mars in Leo in rising. A combative and very assertive leader

In sum, a bit of a hardcore agressive leader (Mars), mixed with the shallowness and more words than anything else of Gemini, celebrity-seeking fame, of Leo. Overall, very self-centered and very direct, rather honest actually.
Mars in rising. Sun in the 10th. A combative leader.

Risk of war with Trump? With Mars in rising, he is agressive, and he could be pushy enough in his rethoric to start a war, but as his natal Mars will not be transited by any planet in soon, I don´t expect from him to start any significant war. I expect other kind of challenges for him.

How about Trump and the Economy?
In this regard I have less positive news. 
He has Neptune in 2nd house, so he is not the best person to run the economy.
Also his natal Venus will be opposed by Pluto later in the decade. Again, a bad sign.

Looking in the bright side, he is an idealist. He might well lower taxes for everyone. And provoke a tax revolution worldwide. He might also confront Wall Street, but I find this less likely. Blocking international trade treaties? Possible. Trade war? Likely!

He may be careless with the economy. Or he might just endure a financial crash, irregardless of his polices. Or even get involved in a financial scandal.

Intimate life? A surprise!
Ahh! I give a bold prediction. This is going to be another source of news!
With Saturn coming to his natal Sun next year, I expect him to endure some major changes in his intimate relationships. Perhaps he will separate from Melania, or get involved in a scandal. Another possibility is that he will continue to face a lot of unrest in the American population (his natal Moon)

Overall I think Trump will clearly be focused domestically. No external wars, but plenty of domestic unrest (both in the nation and his personal life) and plenty of economical unrest.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Trump wins - The astrology of it - Is Trump going to build the wall?

Trump wins.

Regardless of our political opinion, the fact is that astrology was favouring Trump as a candidate.

I long said, since early 2008 (even before Obama), that the 2016 election would result in a sharp combative, most-likely Republican president. 

This was one of the easiest US elections to predict in recent history. 

The astrology clearly favours a sharp revolutionary candidate (Uranus in Aries). If Bernie Sanders would have been candidate, perhaps he would been elected president.

With Uranus transiting Aries and Pluto transiting Capricorn, it´s all about dramatic historical change.
Hillary Clinton does not represent change, while Trump represents shocking change. In this regard, Uranus in Aries favours a sharp, fiercy, peculiar, combative candidate.

Can we expect Trump confronting the-powers-that-be?
Absolutely. Uranus in Aries vs Pluto in Capricorn is all about this.

But we can also expect America near a civil-war case, with extreme political divisions, anger and unstability. Because the cardinal square favours sharp contrasting conflicts. At best, the tension remains just as tension and nothing blows out of proportion. But we can´t be sure.

Will Trump rule with a iron fist? Yes, most likely.
Pluto in Capricorn favours iron-fist leaders. And in fact we should expect this also in future elections in European countries, Austria, France, Netherlands. The astrological zeigeist favours rightwing authoritarians across the world up to 2021, but more radical left-wing revolutionary leaders around 2025.

Can we expect Trump to actually build the Wall and deport millions of illegal migrants?
Actually yes.
Uranus in Aries favours peculiar and large-scale political measures.
While he might not actually fence the entire spread of the American border, he will certainly create a show that he is doing it - most likely he will deport many people - and certainly he will stir up further the racial and ethnical conflicts within US soil. 

This could create a fertile ground for a time of revolutions, uprisings and civil wars throughout the 2020s across the globe, and that can also happen in American soil. Trump must thread carefully.

How about the economy?
The US situation is not going to improve, regardless of who could have been elected. There are difficult times for the world economy ahead, as Uranus will transit Taurus. This is a repeat of the mid-1930s. A long expected stock market crash will likely happen - as the worst of the great global recession should hit bottom by 2020 (when Pluto-Saturn conjunct in Capricorn). 

How about war?
I said since long that by the time that Saturn moves into Capricorn and nears Pluto, we could expect a brutal war - hopefully and most likely not a full-blown world war - but a large historical conflict, slightly smaller than WWI. This is just a prediction but as historical patterns tend to repeat often, I am afraid that I am confident with this prediction. The period 2016-2020 is a dark period, more pessimistic periods (see previous posts for my information about why). I expect that the Saturn-Pluto brutal conjunction would bring even a few localized nuclear warfare events. Also a limited conflict with Russia is also possible.

How about 2020 and after?
Then the world should expect a slightly lighter period, albeit quite revolutionary and still unstable. In fact this period mirrors the American and French revolutions, so I expect again great changes in those two countries. Pluto transits Aquarius - potencially great disruption or change not only through scientific and technological advance but also a time of social revolutions, uprisings and great society and political change. Look for a time of great leaders that inspire and deceive (further enhanced by the Neptune-Saturn conjunction in Aries).

The negative side is use of new technology in warfare and terror; a world still ridden wirh ethnic conflicts (especially regarding muslims) throughout the next decade. The US likely to be involved in a major war abroad by 2027 (as that 84 year old cycle repeats itself). The positive side is fantastic new scientific discoveries and technological steps forward. Expect the flying car, free energy, trips to the space, quantum computers, holograms, 3D printers, etc.

But how Trump, the unpredictable, will be as a president?

Stay tuned for next post. we will talk about Trump personality based in his natal chart.
And what he is likely to behave and do.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Horoscope FUN! The Zodiac Signs as Historical Women

I find this the other day and I find it inspiring!

The signs as Historical Women

Aries: Joan of Arc; rebellious and undaunted
Taurus: Rosa Parks; defiant and rightfully stubborn
Gemini: Sappho; poetically shed light on divergent sexualities
Cancer: Frida Kahlo; artistic and expressive
Leo: Queen Elizabeth; regal and independent
Virgo: Marilyn Monroe; beautiful and inspiring
Libra: Harriet Tubman; passionate for equality
Scorpio: Mata Hari; pridefully owned her sexuality (makes sense isn´t it!)
Sagittarius: Cleopatra; clever, ambitious, risk-taker
Capricorn: Princess Diana; respectfully kind and charitable
Aquarius: Amelia Earhart; fearless and adventurous
Pisces: Malala Yousafzai; soft spoken, but has something important to say

Who are you? Does it fit to you?

Princess Diana, though a Cancer herself, she seems to be inspiring the Capricorn women!


Sunday, October 23, 2016

The crisis of 2010 to 2030, with turning points around 2016 and 2023

  • Economic crisis of 2010
  • The political backlash against establishment of 2016
  • Political divisions and conflict tensions grow in 2019
  • Revolutionary war starts in 2023 and develops through 2026
  • New world order in 2030

In 2010, economic crisis began and social unrest. This occurs when Uranus is in the early degrees of Aries, as during the crash of 2008 and the crash of 1929. Also economic crisis happened in 1844 and 1761. We could track many cycles of 84 years backwards to find similar repeating crisis. This crisis goes for about 4-7 years, until a backlash against the status-quo grows to a significant momentum.

By 2016, with Uranus in late Aries, a growing backlash against the establishment is occuring. This is nowadays seen in Brexit, Trump, Putin and many other populist leaders, and religious extremism. Back in 1933, this was also happening in Europe, with the same nationalistic extremist tendency, as well as back in 1848, the so-called year of revolutions. And another Uranus cycle backwards, the American revolution was brewing back in 1767. This is the time that the masses (and their elected leaders), rise against the establishment. We should expect more of this anti-establishment backlash in 2016 and the next seven years. The beginning of the backlash sets the dominant tone for the rest of the revolutionary wave. In the current case, it´s an anti-globalization tone and issues around migration and religion.

Not only Brexit happened, but Trump will win the US election. Why? First because he fits the zeitgeist of this backlash against the establishment which I predicted to happen in 2016. Some years ago, I also predicted a hardcore republican to win in 2016, because the atmosphere in the years ahead will become much more unstable and war-oriented, which made me think the hallmark of a republican president. Trump fits perfectly with Mars in the ascendant, and with transiting Saturn coming to oppose his Gemini Sun, and Pluto coming to opposition to his natal Saturn, both meaning leadership and a ruthless deeply transforming caracter. With the current Uranus-Pluto square, Trump fits clearly with the picture of a future US president.

By 2019, Uranus in early Taurus, political divisions worldwide are intense and extreme, crystalized, tensions growing and boldly clashing with each other, threating a conflict. This happened in the years leading to WWII, in 1936, with increased millitarization and division in Europe, in 1853 during the Taiping Rebellion or the simmering tensions leading to American civil war, or in the early years of the American revolution in 1770. Also during the Glorious revolution of 1688. In Europe we can predict that the EU will break apart into different groups, clashing with each other, and those same sharp divisions can explode within America or between America and Mexico, the western world and the muslim world, Russia-US or US-China. Historic revolution is just starting. Whatever is going to happen, now it´s just on the edge of developing. Pay attention to what happens in the world. This period of tension lasts about seven years from the time as anti-establishment backlash starts until a proper revolution or war begins.

And by 2023 revolutionary war starts (Uranus is in late Taurus). At this time, tensions do not hold anymore and war begins. WWII is an example (1940), American civil war (1857) as well as American revolutionary war (1774) or the Peasant war (1525). By 2026, as Uranus enters Gemini, an intense full-blown historical conflict or revolution happens (same astrological point as in 1943, 1860 and 1777). The revolution lasts around seven years until a new social order re-organizes itself.

And by 2030, a new world order is indeed very different (this was happened back in 1947, 1864 and 1781)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hectic weeks ahead (03/2015). Mars triggers Uranus-Pluto square. Solar eclipse next week. Mercury triggers Saturn-Neptune. Crazy times!!

I haven't seen a week like this in years.

Mars joins Uranus-Pluto square. Watch out cardinal signs!

First of all, it is the seventh and last pass of the Uranus-Pluto square!
Finally it is over! It occurs Tuesday next week.

But first Mars is about to triggers the square, as it conjuncts Uranus in Aries tomorrow, and squares Pluto later in the evening. Quite explosive combination! We need to be careful with irritations and accidents, both from us, and coming from other people. People will be acting a bit tense.

It is also a perfect time for incisive well-thought direct action. But not of the rushing impulsive type.
Watch out if you have planets or angles in the middle degrees of cardinal signs of Aries, Capricorn, Cancer and Libra. Especially if you were born around the 5th of January, April, July and October.

In about a week, we will see a Mars-Uranus conjunction squaring Pluto, a Mercury-Neptune square to Saturn, and a total Solar Eclipse conjunct the equinox point! Crazy times!

Global effects - impatience, assertiveness and agressiveness

Globally, this influence will once again trigger the set of crises that started as Pluto and Uranus entered cardinal signs in 2008 and 2010, related to the global economic crises and resultant street protests, the Euro crises and its political consequences, Obama and racial tensions, the war tension with Russia, and the uprisings in the muslim world and tension with the west. I expect to see, in weeks ahead, renewed irritation and assertiveness, impatient action, conflicts, bipolarization, even agressiveness and standing for a position, when it comes to the economic, religious and millitary matters.

Ongoing Saturn-Neptune square. Ideological clashes

Second, Mercury will be triggering the Saturn-Neptune square. This is relieve for Aquarius, as Mercury is finally leaving that sign, which has caused quite hectic two months for most Aquarius. Now it will enter Pisces. Those born in last week of February, May, August or November, or if you have planets or angles in the early degrees of Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini and Virgo, should be attentive for renewed pressure and confusion. But in face of this square, it is an excellent time to find also renewed and practical inspiration/ and vision.

This combination is going again to exarcerbate ideological clashes, religious extremism, emotional hardship, and such. This is an influence that has began in the last months, hence much more recent than the cardinal square of Uranus and Pluto.

Those early Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini and Virgo should also be feeling a bit of relieve knowing that Saturn is now standing still and about to retrogade, hence their pressure territory will not increase in months ahead, but it will just remain at steady levels. My advice is: work hard on your current issues.

A solar eclipse coming, as spring arrives!

In 20th March, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the far reaches of the arctic circle. This will trigger the cardinal point, so all cardinal signs should again be attentive to this day, and they might open up to the possibility of new powerful trends being sown on this period of time. The eclipse should be especially powerful and be shining its effect over the next 3 months of spring. I expect a quite intense spring when it comes to world events, that will be a preview of what is to come. On a positive light, we should see exciting scientific advances and hopeful bold adventures. On the less positive side, we should see renewed tensions, conflicts and crises.

Remember this is a time to be bold and try the new.
It's also a particularly hectic and extremely energetic period, so craziness will be around.
Be careful, don't just stand on the sofa, be brave to step into the unknown of the future.

Let the party begin!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Approximate timing of estimated major events of this decade

Approximate timing of estimated major events of this decade
  • Aug2014. Civil war in Ukraine will likely escalate to some degree. It is in the second half of this year, that we expect the start of historical conflicts that will continue through the decade. It could be in the East of Europe (Ukraine), Asia or Middle East (ISIS, Israel, Iran).
  • Nov2014. Middle-East situation worse, a new war?, minor war tensions in Asia, Scotland and Catalonia seek independence (mars in Capricorn can bring profound changes to social structure, wars especially in the Middle East, war tensions in Asia)
  • Mar2015 minor skirmishes in Asia (increasingly millitarized), war in Russia border also escalates (other countries may become involved)/ economic crises in Europe (new bailout? energy crises? political crises) (mars in Aries tends to bring the continuation of war tensions in Asia, new economic issues to Europe, and war developments to the Middle East)
  • Jul2015 separatism in rise in different parts of Europe/ Middle East has some changes (more unstable, or war worsens? Kurdistan independence? new countries drawn to war?), economy is shaky (especially oil)/ European protests/ UK-EU crises since euroskeptics win (mars in Cancer tends to bring national unrest)
  • Jan 2016 threats of one country to leave Euro/EU (maybe UK)/ Economy suffers/ Great divisions within Europe/ Domestic troubles in the US, national divisions / In East Europe, countries allied against Russia/ Radical politics and ideology, major political shift (Jupiter enters Libra, so it affects political balances and international relationships) (mars in Libra bring national and international divisions, economic and global political crises) 
  • Nov2016 Middle East large regional Islamic war (Turkey and Egypt more bold, Iran, Israel or Saudi Arabia involved)/ Economic depression/ Republicans win in the US / Russia annexes more land
  • Mar2017 significant conflict in Asia / a Limited “World War”/ Alliances change across the world? Ethnic conflicts in Europe 
  • Jul2017 or Nov2017 far right in rise in Europe (maybe reaches power in France). One country leaves EU/Euro (maybe it's France) / Ethnic conflicts in Europe/ Borders redesigned in parts of the world?
  • Mar2018 Limited “World War” develops (a larger conflict develops in Asia)/ Shift in global power (Saturn enters Capricorn, so there is a great struggle for power, economic hardships, where much effort is necessary and a need for global changes)
  • Oct2018 More countries exit Euro/EU. 
  • Jan2019 Chess moves (control and power), War by covert means, 
  • Jul 2019 Global economic depression
  • Nov 2019 Euro/EU collapse or transformation
  • 2019-2020. Nuke somewhere in world (Jan2019, Jul2019) / Mar2020: violence in wars (a tripple conjunction in Capricorn reinforces the occurance of brutal events, and great transformations)
  • 2020-2022. Need for global solutions. Large geopolitical changes start. Large global shift in power.
  • 2021Apr. Civil tensions starting in Europe?
  • 2022Sep. Larger war or revolutionary war? / Major unstability and changes in Middle East
  • Mar2023, Aug2024. Historical revolutions, Revolts and civil wars across the world (some also in Europe), great geopolitical changes across the world, great technological advances / Countries break-apart, or other political unions appear / Drive towards a global new order (the presence of Uranus in Gemini, Pluto in Aquarius, Neptune in Aries cusp, Jupiter in Aries, and Saturn near Aries, reinforces a very bold revolutionary trend towards independence, war, assertiveness and a new beginning)
  • 2028. A major global treaty, division, ideology, political shift