Thursday, December 23, 2010

What will happen in 2011? Astrology Predictions for 2011.

In 2011, we will continue to witness the ongoing cardinal climax, with the progress of Uranus into the earlier degrees of Aries. This means we will continue to see the different ongoing crises: social, economic, political, military, climatic, and likely more new crises and events happening suddenly (as suddently as the Chilean earthquake, Icelandic volcano, the Korean shelling or the Wikileaks revelations this year)

In January and February, as Mars transiting Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces (as in early 2009 and early 2007) will see the global matters as important as never before. Deep worries with the economic situation, and also with the Korean crises. Until 20th January, there is a high likelihood of economic troubles, scandals and wars, the Korean situation will continue near boiling (wars tend to start with Mars in Capricorn). What will happen very likely, will be a VERY COLD WINTER in Europe, North America and China.

In March, we find the start of more aggressive energies. If you have planets or angles in cardinal degrees, watch out for the next two periods: 10 March: Mercury conjuncts Uranus in Aries. 18-21 March: Mercury conjuncts Jupiter in 12º Aries, and opposes Saturn in 15º Libra (degree of many national charts); Full Moon in spring equinox. At least, we will see some DISRUPTIONS for large groups of people, this could be flights disruptions for example (as we observed now with snowstorms, and last April with the Icelandic volcano). This is the likely period for WIKILEAKS new revelations causing fears in the stock markets.

April seems the same mood, dynamic, eventful, aggressive. This could feature the most likely start of a major CONFLICT in the Koreas or Iran. Internal unrest will occur at least sometimes in western nations, more than during the former months. In March and April, as different alignments aspect the Jupiter-Saturn opposition at mid Aries, this will hit heavily in the charts of several important nations, such as the US, Germany, UK, China, this could mean a larger CRISES in March or APRIL. Could be Wikileaks, serious war or further economic trouble. Heavy diplomacy will be called for (as implied by Saturn in Libra) Critical periods of high energy are: 2-4 April: Mars conjuncts Uranus in Aries; New Moon at 15º Aries (critical degree), 18-22 April: Mars and Mercury conjunct Jupiter and oppose Saturn. In summary, the first highly charged period of 2011 will be between mid March and end of April!

May with Sun and Mars just coming out from Aries and entering Taurus, means probably a very charged beginning of the month but then, hopefully, winding down to more down-to-earth and stable moods. Another trend this year will be great SCIENTIFIC and TECHNOLOGICAL advances and discoveries. I am still expecting for something big.

The summer will be no child's play. It will be a highly-charged summer, in the likes of the 1968-1969, 1989-1990. What seems likely is to expect social unrest, general strikes, riots, attacks and some violence and protests in cities. After the solstice, with Mars entering Gemini, we might see the early stages of a revolutionary or at least riots/protest wave, this will be a sign of what is to come by 2020s. Something like these last 3 months (student protests in Rome, London, Athens, France). JULY might be well the PROTEST/RIOT month.

Remember that as the summer comes, Uranus and Pluto begin forming the first square! This hits strongly on Russia chart (could there be unrest there?) Also hits Iran chart. I am all for peace, but with Uranus in Aries, and its intense aspects, this is a recipe for exploding tensions. Critical dates to watch out, if you have planets or angles in cardinal signs will be: 17-21 June: Summer solstice, Mercury squares Uranus; and Mars enters Gemini. 3-11 August: Mars enters Cancer and triggers the Uranus/Pluto square. 25 August: Mars square Saturn, Sun opposite Neptune. Likely a second climax of unrest and events will be by late July and early August! Watch out for more sudden events. Weather-wise, the summer will be quite extreme, but hot and hurricane-active. The rest of the the year will be covered in a late article, but other critical periods will be 24-26 September: Autumn equinox, Mercury opposes Uranus, and 24 December: New Moon conjuncts Pluto, and squares Uranus. And please remember, these are very tentative predictions (for the world). If you have planets in cardinal degrees, you might do well to pay attention to the dates marked in bold (also listed below), as they will be the most eventful and energetic.

Overall, the year highlights might be well a major crises during spring/summer, I could guess Wikileaks, bank-related, or a major war, a major scientific advance, and increasingly violent protests against the powers that be.

Dates of more energy in 2011:
10 March
18-21 March
2-4 April
18-22 April
17-21 June
3-11 August
25 August
24-26 September
24 December

Click here for the article about the overall 2010s decade, year by year.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A revolution in Astrology is needed! 10 difficult questions for astrologers to answer!

I am an astrologer, but I am above all, a truth seeker, so I like to ask difficult and challening questions to the astrological community. Since I am not in astrology for money, but rather for spiritual and psychological understanding and curiosity, I wish to seriously investigate these questions. I think every astrologer would gain much more validity and honesty, by at least spending some moments investigating, asking and studying these following points?
  • What law does it explains that Jupiter is a benefic influence, while Saturn is a restraining one? Why are squares difficult, and trines good and easy?
  • Why under the Mars effect (Gauquelin effect), most sport people, military and doctors have more their Mars more around the ASC and MC than all the other houses? And why most have their Mars in 9th house rather than their 10th, and in their 12th rather than their 1st!?
  • WHy do astrologers use different zodiac systems, some use stars some don't, and use different house systems? If Astrology is not a charlatan's activity, surely only one system should work accurately, and another not so much. Where is accuracy in Astrology, for truth' sake? Which system is the best? Why don't astrologers use thousands of natal charts and their life stories and use statistics to determine this?
  • Why should progressions work, if they use an arbitrarious chosen unit of time, one degree or one day, and this is a human invention?
  • Why don't astrlologers question what is really the effect of, let's say, a Saturn or Uranus transit, based on empirical experience, rather than astrological books? Shouldn't we distinguish the effect of for instance a Uranus transit is different for fire signs, or earth signs, rather than presenting a similar generalistic description for everyone!?
  • Why do we characterize signs accordingly to the characteristic of the constellations and animals/beasts that were drawn in the sky 2000 years ago, but today shifted almost one month before? Where does Aries really start? Are there really cusps or a transition of one sign or house into the next one? Where is precision and accuracy in astrology? Could astrologers use more faith rather than their passion to seek truth and understanding? Why is for example that so many people born in early July exhibit some Gemini traits, more than people born in mid July? Why are there much more agressive people born in late April (including at 0-5º Taurus) than people born at late March? Why Saturn brings often so much change, and still astrologers speak of Saturn as the status quo? Surely, we need to question what is really the modern meaning of the planet energies!
  • How is it possible, if information is wrong, that astrologers are advicing their patients and asking them for money!!?
  • Why isn't there more non-sense and serious investigation into the astrological effects on weather, plant growth, societal growth, etc?
  • Why is there so much non-sense for charts drawn above the Arctic Circle, do you know people born there, that we could explore where do really chart house begin and end, at these latitudes? Do fixed stars really have an effect or are they just the astrologer imagination?
  • Why do astrologers place so much importance on Pluto, but very little on the Moon North Node, or on other newly discovered dwarf planets such as Eris or Sedna, which have nearly the same size!? Why should they place their meaning and energy related to the myth of the deity that humans choose to name, rather than through empirical evidence? Why, since there is so much thousands of natal charts available, biographies, mundane history, why isn't there astrological scientific investigations, and serious publications, with a scientific basis, using statistic to distinguish between meaningul effects and not so meaningful?
Please feel free to strike back, challenge me, comment, tell me your stories, disagree....
PS: this must because I am a Sagittarius (truth seeker) and a strong Uranus person (challenging the status quo)

Friday, December 17, 2010

A millitary conflict within the next few days? Hopefully not!

I would like to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas, but there is a very strong Mars/Pluto energy at the moment, and in 21st December (within 4 days) there will be a powerful moon eclipse at 0º Cancer, opposing the Mars/Pluto conjunction.

North Korea threatened to attack the South again, if it goes ahead with a planned milittary drill in that disputed island (that was attacked a month ago) within the next couple of days. Well, with Mars in Capricorn, conjuncted Pluto and opposed by a Moon eclipse, and knowing that Mars in Pluto has a historical link to the start of major wars, I am worried.

Hopefully nothing will happen; this is just more Mars tension and Pluto games, nothing more than words. Something akin of what we saw today between Japan and China. Dear readers, this is the dangerous side of Uranus in Aries! Uncontrolled anger! Oh, I would love that Mars would only be dynamic peaceful and constructive energy, but these humans prefer to respond with war words...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What do you think about Uranus in Aries world events?

Look at the news!
There is so much happening, this is obviously the entry of Uranus into Aries. A cycle that last 84 years.

We have the continuation of a global economic crises, and recently the talk of a Euro collapse provoked worries, while violent riots occurred in London, Rome and Athens, and general strikes in Portugal, Spain and France. At a more political level, we have seen the global scandal revealed by Wikileaks, a kind of cyber revolution against the powers that be. For sure Julian Assange is another Uranus in Aries manifestation, a kind of new manifesto for revolution, while Eric Cantona appeals for a bank run as a new form of protest (but failing to become mainstream). At a military level, we growing tension in the Koreas, about nuclear conflict, seems something scary similar to what was happening in Europe back on the thirties.

About half-a cycle ago, in 1968, we were having the May 68 protests, Hippies, protests against the war, and Spring of 68 in Prague. About a quarter-cycle, we were having the revolutions of 1989, Eastern Europe wide, and Russia, and the Tienanmen Massacre, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. One full cycle before, in 1930, we were entering the first year of the Great Depression, with thousands roaming around in despair, unemployment, with the collapse of the economy, and voting for parties that set the stage for the world war. Two cycles ago, in 1848, the year of Revolutions, when nearly every country in Europe had popular uprisings, with a revolution in France, Karl Marx preaching revolution in Germany, and Thoreau writing Civil Disobedience in the States. Two cycles before, we were in the years before the American Revolution.

What do you think will happen?
How are you living this Uranus in Aries?

Remember, Astrologically this is Mars transiting in Capricorn and triggering the cardinal crises. It was predicted in advance on this blog. Why now? Because now, the North Node is also conjunct the duo.

In April 2011, Mars will enter Aries, and join Uranus and Jupiter. I expect more fierce riots in Europe and America. The economical situation will be in trouble. Possibly further worries in Europe. Maybe also some other major event like a major bankruptcy or oil prices inflating. A war might be occurring at this time; Korea rings a dangerous bell. And probably, Wikileaks should release its next major and surprising bomb, at this time. April 2011 will be another eventful and unstable month!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Uranus transiting through each natal chart house

Uranus transiting 1st to 3rd seems to relate to a new way of experimenting with life. Uranus transits the first house refers to a period of a dramatic new personal experimentation, enhance seeking of your own freedom and uniqueness. You seek to define who I am. You want to set up a new path. This leads to much change occurring from year to year. This is the awakening at a personal, relational and professional levels. Uranus transiting the 2nd house we work with the practical manifestation of those experimentation wishes, hence the often shifting from job to job, and financial ups and downs. We seek professional freedom, our career might suffer a big shift and sudden changes in our employment and financial situation, due to our need for freedom, and finding a unique career, that appeals to us and give us freedom to be whoever we want to be. It also means a revolution in personal values that leads to those different professional changes. Uranus transiting the third house occur as we accepted our need for professional diversity and freedom, and we start seeking a variety of social experiences. The pace of life speeds as well as social contact. We grow by seeking a variety of experiences with our surrounding environment (be it in the place where we lived, people around, and our daily tasks). How we communicate might be a critical issue. Our thought is usually quite radical and different from other people at this time. Still, as I have Uranus just entering now my 3rd house cusp, I would be curious to understand what the transit into the 3rd and 4th entails, since I will experienced this in the next years.

While Uranus transiting the 4th to 6th we probably start putting more importance on the way that relationships affect us, perhaps we gradually have solved our issues, and now are working with the issues that involved us in relationships. I am writing this based on personal experience with other transits here. Uranus transiting fourth house should be a very restless period. Emotionally and in inner levels, we are restless and therefore the core of our questions lie there. We seem not to belong anywhere, and we might not understand this, because it will be inside that we must focus our attention. We might change our place of living, looking for our roots, and this leads to upheaval in life. I expect the Uranus transiting 5th house to be a burst of wanting to live of joys of living, probably through much new relationships, romances, adventures, creative projects and hobbies, etc. This might lead us to be a little bit erratic in our love affairs, because we seek novelty and enthusiasm. The 6th house transit should relate to more practical issues, but I am still unsure how this transit will manifest. I am sure that close relationships will gain in importance as Uranus closes to DSC. I think this transit makes us feels very wired, excited (or worried) in our daily life, in our career.

Uranus transiting 7th and 8th house should be the climax of relationship lessons, with much relationship changes and upheaval. Important events happen as it crosses the DSC, like major relationships breaking, people deaths, we gain a new way of living relationships, or we start a major relationship. Whatever it is, we are changing the way we relate to other people, by improving ourselves. Whether we need a new relationship or a time alone, is different for every person, accordingly to the wishes and learning need of that person. During the 8th house transit, this can feel more inner and emotional, more dense. There can be also excitement in connection to business with other people.

While Uranus transiting 9th to 11th should put focus in societal and career purposes and goals, the way we fit into society and we see the "global". I know that Uranus transiting 9th brings us restless feet to travel more, to encounter new ideologies, new horizons. Gradually we feel restless with our life and career. Many have described the 10th house transit as critical events, relationships and jobs changing. Have you lived specific events when Uranus transited your MC? Have you lived the same experimentation with jobs? I think, the transit of Uranus at these houses, bring a general upheaval in the perception that we have of society, our purpose in life, our jobs, and again who we are.

During my teens I have had Uranus transiting my 11th house, I was much involved with new ideals, wishes, and the issues of social non-integration and social alienation. Adult people might feel independent, dedicating themselves with excitement to their personal causes, their career and social lives. Still, the person might feel lonely in face of much social life. There is some degree of social detachment. And the 12th house transit should be the continuation of this theme - moving away from society and relationship issues, focusing more and more at an inner level. Significant emotional changes occur as Uranus approaches the ascendant. Finally, in the years that Uranus crosses the ASC, an important shift occurs, a completely new personal awakening, with the changes stemming more and more outwards, and being clearly defined.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Julian Assange, Richard Dawkins, Eric Cantona and the Uranus/Pluto square

In the last couple of weeks the news were full of action: the Euro crises, the Korea crises, and then the Wikileaks crises. This is a because Mars has been approaching an historical conjunction to Pluto in Capricorn, plus the North Node, and a lunar eclipse on the solstice day!

These are the first signs of the all-powerful Uranus/Pluto square that will occur during the next 5 years and will be full of social agitation. I told you so.

Uranus in Aries versus Pluto in Capricorn signifies a big backlash of individuals against the status quo. In general this occurs every time Uranus transits Aries, but more so, when Pluto transits Capricorn. The big powers are challenged in ways they never would predict.

What do Julian Assange, Richard Dawkins and Eric Cantona, have in common?

Each of them is rebelling against the status quo, in different areas:

  • In religion, Richard Dawkins calling for millitant atheism and wanting to arrest the Pope.
  • In economy, we also saw Eric Cantona in France calling for a global bank run.
  • In governments and military, Julian Assange causing a large global crises with the disclosure of many secret files. Yesterday, a group of hackers is attacking big corporations like Visa and Mastercard, in revenge for Assange arrest.
But there are more manifestations of this Uranus/Pluto square.

We see the European Union wanting to bail out the poorer economies of the south, enslaving them to further debt. It has been Iceland, Greece, Ireland and next is Portugal. A clash between the US and China - we are watching a nearly economic world war. The typical fight for power under Pluto in Capricorn.

This is further complicated and in a dangerous way by the radical governments of North Korea, Iran and Pakistan. Where do Russia and China side? This reminds me of a stalemate in the grand chess game for global domination. It's a very wrong perspective. The governments should unite for prosperity and peace instead of control and individuality. This is an obvious Uranus in Aries danger. During the thirties, this resulted in world war, during the 1770s, this resulted in revolutions.
  • The Governments are imposing their raw power over the populations with harsh austerity measures. Cutting public investment may be a huge mistake, because this happened precisely during the thirties. And the working masses promoting more and more general strikes (Spain, Portugal, France) and more violent student protests (Italy, UK). If we don't fix the problem, either we will end up with uprisings or war.
  • In the US the Tea Party is backlashing against the mainstream politics. The extreme left and the extreme right are taking advantage of the unrest of the population. This is very common under Uranus in Aries. In 1930s, Hitler and Stalin were nasty examples, the extreme left was also observed in anarchistic Catalonia. In 1848, Marx called for the year of revolutions. In 1760s, the American fathers called for the American Revolution. There is a call for individuality, mostly for freedom, but not always.

During the next months and years, there will be more individuals coming out with radical protest measures against the status quo!

Uranus in Aries is calling for standing up!

This is just the beginning of a long Uranus/Pluto square that will last all the way between 2010 and 2017. It will be a very dynamic period, with more drama and conflicts. Just like during the thirties or the sixties. Neptune in Pisces will make this time more interesting. In one side, delusions, misleading practices, craziness, confusion, and hopelessness. In another side, hope for salvation, awakening, inspiration.

Does this sound like 2012?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Violent protests in London and Mars/Pluto conjunction

Today, as Mars closes its conjunction to Pluto, there were violent protests in London.
I told you before that a wave of intense events was going to happen in December.

The news are saturated with Wikileaks, but major headlines also feature the Euro crises, often protests and strikes, and the Korean crises.

The economy is bad, governments and banks are responsible.
And then we, the common people, suffer their consequences and have to pay.
People will become more and more upset, and riot!

Wikileaks, Eric Cantona bank run, the European crises, is just a beginning.

Expect a lot of this by 2013, with a big crises in the United States, the UK, and Germany.
When the Uranus/Pluto square hits the natal chart of these countries.

Expect also further conflict, drama and uprisings by 2020. Explaining post link here.

Uranus in Aries making a square to Pluto in Capricorn. A repeat of 1968?

This will bring very intense social and global unrest just like it did during the Sixties, in 1968, or during the Great Depression and the World War. Uranus in Aries also brought widespread riots during 1848 with the year of revolutions with uprisings in every European country, and during the late 18th century, with the American and French revolutions. It will certainly happen again.

Do you see it happening?

You might be interested in reading my previous thread:

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Analysing your chart transits as... a whole!

I found a nice way of plotting our life trends, mostly whether we feel happy and expansive or more introvert, by plotting the transits of Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto in each type of house.

For example, if we found ourselves in a period with transiting Jupiter, Uranus and Saturn in fire and air houses, this will be a quite expansive and dynamic year. And if transiting Mars and transiting Sun are also in fire or air houses, then this is even more so. For example, back in 2003 I went living abroad for the first time, as both Mars and Uranus transited my first house, Saturn transited my fifth, Jupiter my seventh, and Pluto my eleventh. During that very dynamic year, I travelled a lot, I met many new people, many relationships and changes. And I was generally very happy.

Another example: back in 2000 I had Uranus, Neptune transiting my 12th house, and both Mars, Jupiter and Saturn entered my fourth house. At that month, I entered my only depression I ever had in my life.

Or back in 2006, at a certain point, I had Mars and Saturn transiting my 6th house, Uranus entering my 2nd house, and Sun transiting my 6th house too: I was full of work to do, I also changed what i think was my ideal career, lots of focus on practical stuff with so much earth element focus.

At another point, I had Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn transiting my third house: I moved my place of residence and met many new people, because I entered University. Third house: education, short travels, social contacts, daily activity.

Can you understand the importance of analysing your transits as a WHOLE?

Check also these previous threads:

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A preview of each decade until 2050 (Uranus in each sign)

2010-2017 Uranus in Aries (last time 1927-1934, 1844-1851, 1761-1767)
grand economic crises, civil unrest, political extremism, riots and protests, important regional wars,in summary a period of crises, by 2014 most European powers and the US are greatly affected, a sort of "everyone is by itself"
2017-2024 Uranus in Taurus (last time 1934-1941, 1851-1856, 1767-1774)
bottom of economic crises, large-scale wars (possibly in East Asia and Middle East), uprisings or revolutions in Europe and Americ (by muslims, or against them, by left-wings or by right-wings), important figures with great power for change or destruction, there might be nukes
2024-2031 Uranus in Gemini (last time 1941-1948, 1856-1863, 1774-1781)
Big revolutions in global order, economic expansion and scientific revolution, motto is "we want to be free and independent", a completely reformed type of society and new political model, new forms of energy, that might be used for transportation, etc

2031-2037 Uranus in Cancer (last time 1948-1955, 1863-1870, 1781-1789)
Rise in patriotism and defending own countries, possible new global treaties, revolutions, birth of countries, attention to (muslim) minorities, or the minorities that were the focus of the problems of the 2020s, ET disclosure?
2037-2044 Uranus in Leo (last time 1955-1961, 1870-1877, 1789-1796)
Rise of superpowers and great ambitions (think cold war and napoleon), perhaps after the events of 2020s and the assumed ET disclosure. Continuation of the great importance of global treaties and distribution of powers, formation of continental blocks and unions (perhaps global government?). More focus in fashion and on the masses having fun and adopting new concepts, new forms of communication (like the TV, Lamp and Radio) Great construction of new infrastructures (for flying cars or spaceships? or computers?)
2044-2051 Uranus in Virgo (1961-1969, 1874-1881, 1796-1803)
The start of great technological advances (computer, radio, etc), new industrial revolution! Artificial Inteligence, time travel, space travel, alternative medicine and spirituality? Some possible brinks of war by maniac powers, a hippie-like state, enphasis in revolting against the established status quo, and a renewed emphasis on enjoying life, a back to the land movement and respect for nature, preocupations with environment but much scientific advance too.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Wikileaks and Uranus in Aries versus Pluto in Capricorn

Once again, we are observing the corrupt power of governments becoming revealed. Pluto in Capricorn tends to bring the dark side of governments and corporations to surface, punishing the abuse of power.

We observed it this year, through Wikileaks, the scandal of Climategate, the BP leak in the Gulf of Mexico, and the near-collapse of the economies of several countries. The current conjuntion of Mars with Pluto in Capricorn is so strong, that we observe the wide impact of the Wikileaks disclosure, the Korea crises, and the Euro crises.

This is only the beginning. As Uranus in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn, we will see a clash between the radicality of some individuals (Uranus in Aries) seeking to crash down the power of corporations (Pluto in Capricorn), and the other way around, the power of corporations and governments seeking to crash down the populations.

We observe these dynamics with the the masses protesting against bank bail-outs and people organizign bank runs (such as net 7th December) but the governments (and banks) demanding even more of people.

The Wikileaks is just the latest big example: one invidual (Julian Assange from Wikileaks) revealing much more in one single day than the whole mainstream media did over the past decades. He pushed so far, that surely there will be casualities and the vision that the world has from the US will never be the same again. This was a diplomatic 911!

On the other hand, Assange is being persecuted, and his website attacked by hackers. More likely, the secret services are the ones exerting their dark hand of power here. Still, more negative examples, we have single individuals, North Korea's Kim, or Iran's Ahmedinejad, with the potencial to start large scale destructive wars, even nuclear war.

This is a bit of repetition of the 1930s, 1840s or the 1760s, with the unique impact of people like Gandhi, Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Karl Marx, Darwin, Benjamim Franklin and Georg Washington. Weren't they also rebels?

Uranus in Aries is a time for rebels and unique movements, and as Uranus makes a long square to Pluto in Capricorn, this will be a long period of protests, scandals, clashes, conflicts and uprisings. For the good, and for the bad. Ultimately, there will be large scale revolutions when Pluto enters Aquarius, and a completely transformed world.

Remember, it is the large powers that are being targetted (banks, corporations, states, military, religion). Watch carefully this trend!

Remember this intense period (Korea, Irish/Euro crises, Wikileaks) was predicted here about one month ago, in the former threads:
- Warning, big changes predicted for December 2010
- Big shift coming, 11-21 December

20th century and Uranus through each sign

1873 start of long depression
1880 invention of Lamp by Thomas Edison
1891 invention of Radio by Tesla
1903 first flight by Wright brothers
URANUS IN 0º CAPRICORN (start of global order breakdown)
1905 Revolutions in China and Russia, Theory of relativity from Einstein
1907 Bank panic
1910 Balkan wars leading to WWI
URANUS IN 0º AQUARIUS (wars and revolutions)
1914 start of WWI
1917 Russia Revolution
1918 Spanish flu, end of WWI
URANUS IN 0º PISCES (nacionalism and separatism on the rise)
1924 Stalin seizes powers in USSR
1925 Mussolini rises to power
URANUS 0º ARIES (unstability, economic depression, crazy politics and power)
1928 first TV broadcasts, first rockets
1929 stock market crash
1931 great depression, japan invades manchuria
1933 hitler rises to power
URANUS 0º TAURUS (brutal wars)
1935 Italy invades Ethipia, European struggles of treaties and tensions
1936 Spanish civil war begins, Hitler militarizes borders, Stalin great purge
1937 Sino-Japanese war starts, Bombing of Guernica
1938 Germany annexes Austria, Japanese invade USSR
1939 World War II starts in Europe
URANUS 0º GEMINI (liberation and end of wars)
1941 Eastern Front
1944 D-day
1945 World War II ends
1947 Roswell occurs
URANUS 0º CANCER (fears, nacionalism)
1948 Israel is born, Arab-Israeli war
1950 Korean War starts, USSR becomes a nuclear power
1953 Korean war ends
1954 Aliens meet with US representatives
URANUS 0º LEO (new treaties and superpower clashes)
1955 Vietnam war stars, Warsaw Pact
1956 Suez crises, cold war becomes a global worry
1957 Treaty of Rome in Europe
URANUS 0º VIRGO (civil unrest)
1961 Tsar bomb
1962 Cuban Missible Crises
1967 Summer of Love
1968 Civil unrest in many countries, Israeli 6-days war
URANUS IN 0º LIBRA (international relationship in crises)
1969 Nuclear tensions, first man in the Moon, Woodstock
1973 Arab-Israeli war and oil crises
URANUS IN 0º SCORPIO (nuclear threats, oil and wars)
1979 oil crises
1980 Soviet war in Afghanistan, Iraq-Iran war
URANUS IN 0º SAGITTARIUS (the fall of soviet block)
1983 Nuclear tensions, Internet is born
1989 Fall of USSR
URANUS IN 0º CAPRICORN (new age of globalization)
1990 start of Gulf war, GLOBALIZATION
2001 terrorist attacks
2003 iraq war
2005 Katrina and climate change awareness
2006 tensions with iran and north korea increase
2008 global economic meltdown, Obama becomes president
2010 economic crises in Europe, civil unrest

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Mars in Capricorn in December: North Korea and Economic trouble (playing with fire)

Playing with fire, with North Korea
We are approaching a dangerous time, I hate to say. Most of the largest wars in the past 100 years, started either when Mars was in Capricorn or in Libra, and less often in other cardinal signs or in Leo and Scorpio (see below). They also tend to occur when outer planets like Uranus or Pluto, are in cardinal signs. To give you recent examples, 911, Iraq war and 2009 Gaza war, all started with Mars in Capricorn. Mars will be again in Capricorn this December, also trigering the cardinal T-square, and conjuncting with Pluto and the North Node: doesn't feel good.

We have already watched North Korea making an attack on the South a few days ago. This is already a manifestation of the Mars/Pluto combination in Capricorn. I would be worried, because the US and South Korea will stage another military drill, this Sunday. Last time, this happened was in late July, also at a time of a cardinal climax activation, and North Korea threatned nuclear retaliation. Doing again the drill, after this recent attack, looks to me as they are playing with fire! Hopefully nothing will happen, but astrology warns us of the bigg risk involved.

Widespread protests and strikes
This week, there were also widespread protests occured in London, Rome and Portugal. This is an effect of Mars and Mercury moving already very close to the cardinal climax! Last time there were widespread protests in France in late September, we were having another cardinal activation. This is a new round of civil protest. Europeans plan a run on the banks for 7th December, do you think this will become a new form of mainstream protest?

Countries facing bankrupcy
In March (another cardinal activation, this time in spring echinox) Greece was on the verge of bankrupcy, now it's Ireland. We are watching all sorts of cardinal climax manifestations. Population are unhappy and with Uranus in Aries people will be pushing more often the protesting button. In ten years or so, we could probably watch large scale revolutions in at least one or two countries of Europe or North America.

Wikileaks also promised to published disclosure of many more American secrets, this time they say it will be changing history. Last time was in late July. Again, wikileaks also seems to function when the cardinal climax is being triggered. So, we have wikileaks, the Korea threat, and European economic meltdown, as the key events of this cardinal climax of 2010, not so far away from what we have predicted back in 2007.

Agressive weather and natural disasters
Another manifestation of cardinal energy is that weather events become more extreme, like the Dust Bowl of the thirties. I would say cold and snowy winters, dry and hot summers. Look out for example for a very cold winter approaching. But some of the next summer might feature extreme heatwaves. Once again, we shouldn't be playing with carbon emissions! Geological phenomena (like the Icelandic volcano, or the Chile earthquake) will also occur in next years. As the collective becomes aggitated, so the planet mirrors this, giving rise to some disasters. It could be that we will become more humble in face of our planet, maybe in a couple of decades, when Neptune transits Aries.

The future
I think we will witness some relief late in 2011 and 2012, as Jupiter trines Pluto. There is still some likelyhood for civil unrest in July 2011 and July 2012 as Mars transits Gemini and Libra. After the summer of 2012, things will intensify much more. The charts of the major European countries start to become affected by the cardinal square (UK, Germany, France) as well as the US. This suggests that the economic situation will worsen by then to a scale similar to that of the great depression. It will be a complicate social situation. It's also possible that instead we see more riots in the streets because of unemployment, the stock markets could be under control but the populations facing a difficult situation. Or, we will involved in a series of regional military tensions that could break out in wars in 2013 and 2014. These are dire scenarios, I am not very confident things will stay as they are now. People under Uranus in Aries often spiral out of control.

The worse and the best
The worse of Uranus in Aries is political extremism, fanatism, violence, authoritarian tendencies (like Hitler or Stalin), nacionalism and separatism. Pretty much North Korea, Islamic extremism, Israel, China and US military and the Tea Party come to my mind. The positive side is that people will become more assertive, challenging the status quo with revolutionary ideas, freedom and independence, and also much invention, a new sort of identity and ideas. Gandhi, Darwin, Thoreau, come to my mind as examples.

Where was Mars when the largest wars in recent history started?
(you might wanna skip this and read the last part of the article)
start of WWI, Mars in Libra
Japanese invasion of Manchuria, Mars in Libra
start of Spanish civil war, Mars in Cancer
start of Sino-Japanese war, Mars in Scorpio
start of WWII, Mars in Capricorn
start of 1948 Arab-Israeli war, Mars in Leo
start of Korean War, Mars in Libra
start of Suez Crises, Mars in Aries
start of Vietnam war, Mars in Libra
start of Cuban Missible Crises, Mars in Leo
start of 1967 Arab-Israeli War, Mars in Libra
start of 1973 Arab-Israeli War, Mars in Aries
start of 1983 nuclear tension, Mars in Leo
start of Gulf War, Mars in Capricorn
start of Kosovo war, Mars in Aries
start of NATO bombing of Jugoslavia, Mars in Scorpio
911, start of Apheganistan war: Mars in Capricorn
start of Iraq war: Mars in Capricorn
start of Lebanon war: Mars in Leo
start of Georgia war: Mars in Libra
start of Gaza war: Mars in Capricorn
December 2010? Mars in Capricorn

We shouldn't be playing wars anymore!
Even worse could be in March 2020, Mars, Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter, and South Node, conjuncted in Capricorn. This happening at a time of Uranus in 5º Taurus (last time was 1937) could mean a deadly combination. We shouldn't be risking our civilization with the threat if nuclear weapons! A more positive combination by then, is that this is also a position very often of revolutions, Pluto was in same degree during American Revolution or the Protestant Revolution in 1524. No need to worry, we have first a long and eventful decade ahead.

You might be interested in reading the previous threads:

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Approaching Mars and Pluto, incoming brutality in world events

What a heavy and intense couple of days.
North Korea attacks South, and fears that the conflict might become an all-out war, violent student protests in London, the economic crises within Europe, particularly in Ireland, Portugal with its largest general strike today, possible being the next one to be the focus of attention, China and Russia stop using the dollar in their trade. What a couple of days of change!

Look out for the next couple of weeks.
During the past decades, many major wars have started during Mars in Capricorn.
We might see a major war breaking out in December, and more violent protests.

And watch out for the possible bank run arranged for 7th December.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Who said Saturn is limiting?

Saturn is everything but limiting. Saturn is confronting with who you really are.
Saturn only limits you if you are not being yourself!

For example, I was single before Saturn transited my 7th house, now I am committed. Saturn help me finding a meaningful and lasting relationship.

Saturn is now transiting my 9th house. Does it limit travel? Hell no! It even forces me to travel because that's my nature and true dreams. Saturn only confronts with that you already are! Is this travel because of work reasons? Also no. I am doing the travels I always dreamt to do. Saturn gives manifestation to your dreams.

Saturn can be effortless and painless.
Saturn forces you to take decisions, that's the real "pain".
It's only a pain if you're not yet living as your true self!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pluto in Capricorn II- Uprisings against capitalism and religion, political extremism, economic proteccionism and abuses of power

What could cause this? We could think of this economical crises resulting in deeper treaties and agressive and power-abusing measures, manipulation and clashes between powers, people will be pushing world treaties, alliances, military and economic power-abusing treaties, world currencies, world governming, or at least large blocks such within Europe or North American Union. This will be dominating ideas, but not necessarly in practice in 2013-2016. As we get into 2013, defiance actions will be also happening, like Luther and Benjamim Franklin. We can think extreme political ideas like the Tea Party, independence movements in America, within Europe (think the break-up of UE, NATO or break-up of Spain, Belgium or Italy, the failure of the Euro or the Dollar).

The popular uprisings could be nationalistic, patriotic, anti-immigrant, or even arab intifadas, within Europe or the US. This will be large by 2016-2017, this will be a low point, not only economic trouble, but the large trouble now is large social unrest or even chaos, nuclear tensions or terrorist attacks, political extremism, etc. This of course will result in revolutions, sieges of wars by 2019-2023. Another trend is religious extremism, could be radical islamism within Europe (even causing sieges, terror or intifadas), or the europeans revolting against this, in patriotic movements, or even with the adoption of millitant atheism. Probably people will be protesting against religion or politics. Perhaps against capitalism, and the abuses of governments and banks, which have caused an economic recession lasting for more than 10 years in 2008-2020. Perhaps against the millitary if there is another major war (likely by 2014, or by 2019-2022). Perhaps even some environment radicalism.

Think US, England and France as countries obviously affected by this. Think India too. I also think Spain will be affected and to a smaller degree Germany. I think the US or NATO will suffer a major defeat at this time, as the British suffered against the American colonies. This could be China, North Korean, Iran or Pakistan. As this culminated into the decision world war, world revolution, world union or world chaos, this tipping point will linger between now and 2022, either global peace is enforced or there will be large wars or regional uprisings against this global status quo when Pluto transits Pisces in 2040-2080. Think for instance of Islamic uprisings or wars continuing through the next decades. Please note that I'm a firm believer in multiculturalism, freedom and pro-imigration. I don't assume that these specific events will happen, they are possible trends, based in astrological cycles. The general theme will be "uprisings", and this may or may not cause wars. This might be uprising from a economic-political basis (recession or independence) or religious (religious extremism or against religious extremism).

Another possible trend could have to do with alien disclosure, or environmental radicalism. Or it could be large climate change causing large migrations. Something will be, I just dont know clearly what. Look for the beginning of whatever this is by 2016-2022, and later even more clearly by 2033. This will have to result in either the descent into global anarchy, or global enforced peace in the middle and later part of this century.

Comparison of Pluto transiting same degrees and important events:
1524-1525 uprisings, 1527-1530 sieges/revolts, 1552-1582 wars
1772-1773 uprisings, 1775-1778 revolution, 1800-1830 wars
2016-2017 uprisings, 2019-2022 revolution, 2044-2074 wars

Predictions for next years:
2013-2016 the beginning of events, unstability worldwide begins, abuse of power
2016-2019 large uprisings, large social unrest, defiance and political extremism
2020-2025 revolution, wars, siege and uprisings, a shift in many countries
2030s "protestant" conflicts/terror, start of a new "industrial revolution"
2050s global enforced peace, further "revolutions" worldwide

You might be also interest in reading the following previous thread:
What happened when Pluto in Capricorn in each country, the last time?

What happened when Pluto in Capricorn in each country, the last time?

Pluto will be in Capricorn in 2008-2022, and Aquarius in 2023-2042. What do you think this influence will bring in the following years? Often we can get an accurate picture of what will come, by investigating what happened in previous cycles

Pluto was last time in Capricorn in 1762-1776, and Aquarius in 1777-1796.
What happened in each country at this time?
  • Pluto in Sagittarius brought the Seven Years War
  • Pluto in Capricorn brought worldwide dominance of the British Empire
  • Pluto in Aquarius the consumation of American and French Revolution
  • Pluto in Pisces the Napoleonic Wars and later the peaceful Victorian Age.

Between 1754 and 1762, France and the British Empire fought a large war in the American colonies, that later increased to become a world-wide conflict known as the Seven Years War. The Spanish, the Russians and the Austrian Empire allied with the French, while the Portuguese and Germans allied with the British. The British Empire came victorious in 1762 and claimed greater power over the colonies in North America and India.

The American Revolution occured as a consequence of the British victory and increased dominance. In 1765 a stamp act by the British created anger in the American colonies. In 1767 further taxes created more discontent. In 1770, popular revolts in Boston started which led directly to the American Revolution (such as the Boston Massacre in 1770, or the Tea Party in 1773). The Revolution was proclaimed in 1775-1776, but the Independence war lasted until 1783. The main events of the Revolutions occured then when Pluto transited between 10º Cap and 10º Aqu.

Spain declared war in British Empire in 1779, and allied with the American colonies. The British Empire lost the war, and was left with a large political crises. France was left in deep financial crises in 1776, after losing the colonies war. Spain losing the war, also become less of a global power.

At this time, Russia was having the ruthless rule of Catherine III, which sucessfully transformed Russia into a major European power. An uprising also occured there in 1773, but did not result in any revolution. Germany (Prussia at that time) also become a major European power. So the theme with Pluto in Capricorn, from these several examples is power abuse, rising to become a major power or suffering a major defeat, and being confronted with the possibility of a large revolution against the status quo.

In 1783 a volcanic winter caused by Laki Icelandic eruption, caused further trouble in most of Europe, mostly famine and popular unrest. The French Revolution started in 1789 and lasted until 1799 (Pluto in Aquarius). After 1800 (Pluto in Pisces), the Napoleonic wars devastated Europe, and many Latin and South America countries declared independence. It is also interesting how the French defeat in the Seven Years War resulted in the French Revolution and later in the Napoleonic Wars, that changed Europe. But once again, the British Empire emerged larger and victorious afterwards, originating a long lasting period of world peace that lasted until the first World War.

Before Pluto was in Capricorn in 1516-1530, and Aquarius in 1531-1550.
What happened?
  • Pluto in Sagittarius brought the discovery of Americas and worldwide trade
  • Pluto in Capricorn brought the conquest of American and Protestant revolution
  • Pluto in Aquarius brought the colonization of Americas by Europeans
  • Pluto in Pisces brought the French Wars of Religion, the Protestant wars.

Important events at this time were the foundation of the Spanish Habsburg Empire in 1504-1521, Luther protestant revolt in 1517-1521, the conquest of Americas by the Spanish in 1519-1521, 1522 Magellan circumnavegation trip, the German Peasant Wars in 1524, the foundation of Mughal Empire in India in 1526, the sack of Rome in 1527 and the siege of Vienna in 1529, the protestant secession of England in 1530, and the French Wars of Religion in 1562 and Eighty Years War in 1566. So, you can see the overall theme of power and dominance until 1530 (Pluto in 10º Capricorn), with revolutions, uprisings and colonization occuring after 1521 (Pluto in Aquarius), and religious wars in 1560s (Pluto in 10º Pisces).

What might happen now?

Now we can speculate that when Pluto enters 10º Capricorn in 2013, world events will start to heat up, exactly as they did at the time of unrest in 1521 and 1769, at this time the world powers will be pushing at its maximum extent its power and manipulation. Large scale uprisings will be occuring by 2016-2017, as they did in 1524-1525 and 1772-1773 (think the tea party or larger popular revolts). This will result in either revolutions, wars or sieges in 2019-2022, exactly as it did in 1527-1530, and 1775-1778.

You might be interest in reading also the new thread, part II of this article in:
Pluto in Capricorn II- Uprisings against capitalism and religion, political extremism, economic proteccionism and abuses of power

Friday, November 19, 2010

Mars transiting through your natal chart

Transiting Mars is a very interesting cycle to follow if you keep a diary. Discover when Mars transits each of the angles of your natal chart (ASC, IC, DSC and MC) and relate to the changes that happen in your personal life. Because this cycle last 2 years, it is very important to follow several cycles and check what has happened in your life when Mars transited the same zodiacal signs.

Have you notice those coincidences? Like I had very important events related to my intimate relationships in summer 2010, summer 2008, summer 2006 and summer 2004, every 2 years, because that's when Mars transited my seventh house!

Mars transiting the 1st and 2nd house entails a new crises, where we feel to push a new direction and a new freedom and personal space.

When Mars transits the 3rd house, we already has major developments in our personal life, this is a very dynamic and active period, good for travel and meeting new people.

Mars transiting the 4th, 5th and 6th (the IC) entails another deep personal shift, very much related to the same theme of the first house, but now with significant solutions, a whole new significant inner meaning. So, often we manifest by now a new direction in our life, but also end up breaking relationship, having changes of residence, new jobs, living in new places, etc.

Mars transiting the 7th, 8th and 9th, is related much social and relationship activity. This is a new period unfolding on your life. By the 9th house, we start looking for new horizons again.

Mars transiting the 10th and 11th (MC) deals with we have been living, and is a reality check. We have some important changes, in career, or in our location, we enter a new stage of living. We might feel concerned about what we have achieved, and confront what we have manifested, we look now for future horizons, new career and personal directions, a kind of preparation for the whole new dynamics when Mars enters the first house again. We have a short break when Mars transits the 12th house, we feel less dynamic, less social, turning more inwards, more sensitive, in full contact with our dreams and inner needs.

You might want to read these previous threads:

Monday, November 15, 2010

A personal assay about the 3rd, 7th and 11th houses

The third of this series of articles will focus on the 3rd, 7th and 11th house. While, the fire houses (1st, 5th and 9th) relate to new beginnings, our path and personal identity, gaining motivation and new horizons, and while the earth houses (2nd, 6th and 10th) relates to the practicalities and the manifestation of those promises encountered in the fire houses, the air houses (3rd, 7th and 11th) relate to exploring further ideas beyond those worked during the transits in the earth houses, and also to more relationship and social contact.

3rd house - Redefining self identity with new ideas and exploring new activities
The house of education, communication, siblings, and short travels is not only that. If under the first house we define and set a new identity and direction, and in the second house we work to manifest that, also by defining what which we own and value, under the third house we become aware of our limitations by encountering and interacting more with the circunstances that surround us. In a word, we learn, we expand outwards. We wish communication, to explore the realms that are around us, by using what which we own and value. First we do this by living on the field of everyday experience, by trial and error, and gradually we develop our intelligence and experience. Often, transits here start with scattered ideas about ourselves, but then the ideas go deeper near the cusp of the following house. It's also under this house, that we encounter the first major social contacts. The 3rd house is a mutable and everchanging impulse under the third house, but as a transit progresses through our natal charts, this social contact will become more cardinal/important (seventh house) and finally become established by the time it reaches the fixed nature of the eleventh house. Planets or transits in this house tell us how significant it is to explore new ideas, new activities, new travels, new learning, new contacts. When planets approach the cusp of the fourth house, we are already exploring a kind of mental revolution that will go very much into our core, and change us in an important and lasting way.
I experienced this when both Saturn and Jupiter transited this house in 2000, and although I suffered a major depression, I completely changed in face of a new personal and social identity. I can also relate very well to the cycle of Uranus transiting my first, second and third house. Under the first, I completely change myself, and open up for new ideas, I began experimenting much more with life. Under the second house, this assume more the form of new relationships and a strong desire to reinvent my career. Under the third, I am seeking different forms of experiences and activities through which I can learn and define myself, exploring new interests.
Natal planets in the 3rd house will increase the impact of the vision of the interaction between ourselves and the world, and what that can do for us.

7th house - balance ourselves with the expression of ourselves in the outer world
The house of relationships, but not only. This marks the point most away from the ascendant, we are reaching towards others, and definitively this house marks a climax in social contact because planets here progress towards the tenth house. If you follow a specific transit cycle of a planet, you will notice how social activity increases as planets approach the seventh house and past this house, the focus becomes more and more global-oriented. The importance of the descendant cannot be understated. At this point, what we have set as a promise under a first house transit, now comes into major manifestation (usually at the end of the sixth house transit, which tends to be a period of a major crises), and it's kind of balancing itself. You can expect major personal, relationship and career developments with transits in the seventh house, perhaps even more that those with the fourth or tenth house. If under the first house we define a direction and an identity, under the seventh, we define both a direction and identity but while considering the relationships and the outer world around. Natal placements here will be important, as we will gravitate towards learning experiences through others, under the theme of that specific planet. The basic key of this house is to balance ourselves with the expression of ourselves in the outer world. I had transits of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in this house: always they have related to major activity around relationships and developments in my career/personal life.

11th house - Grasp new solid visions, reform social contact and personal goals
I am so happy to write about this house. I was born with a 11th house Sun. So I am very aware of the key meaning of this house, perhaps too much because of having other personal planets here. The 11th house relates not to friendships, but to an expanded social vision. People relate to friendships because that's the easiest way to have a social contact further than that of a close intimate relationship or a traditional family setting. But that's too little. Did you know what was the traditional meaning of this house? Good fortune and wishes, and that is very true. Medieval astrologers had experience over centuries of many different lifestyles and societies, so we should not reject their empirical knowledge! What does it mean good fortune and wishes? Well, as a planet transits through the natal chart, first we define our identity and direction, then we encounter relationships and social contact, develop a social position and career, but then what? Is it only friendships what's left? No, this house is a second before the major transition that is the ascendant, when we set to begin a whole new cycle. So, this house it's kind of putting conventional ideas behind, our career and relationship at second plan, and look ahead, and envision new goals and dreams, a kind of good fortune, because this should be a direct self-expression of our being (11th house opposite 5th) but with a social focus. Humanitarian interests, group activity, grassroot movements, international environments, creative groups, self-improvement groups, political activism, all are practical manifestations of a 11th house energy. To reform our contribution to the outer world, as a higher mission. The fixed nature of the 11th house solidified ideas and visions, and social contact. The air nature of the 11th house liberates the authority, rigidity, seriousness and status of the tenth house. A key feature of this house is to develop a good balance between the individual and social contact, the community. the story goes like this: we have recently struggled to achieve (10th house). But achievement is a pedestal, how to do next with what happened before (success or failure) is now our main challenge. We seek to reform our failures, either by adopting a rebel attitude and facing social isolation, by becoming a revolutionary and a reformer, or by integrating our success with our peers, and local groups. In angular house the invididual comes to experience himself, in succedent houses he meets his greatest tests, in this case social, career and long-term goals. Please write me if you need more information about this house. I had nearly all transits in this house, and several natal planets as well.

3rd house: redefining self identity with new ideas and exploring new activities
7th house: balance ourselves with the expression of ourselves in the outer world.
11th house: grasp new solid visions, reform social contact and personal goals

Do you want to share some of your natal or transit experiences?

You may also want to read these threads:
A personal assay about the 2nd, 6th and 10th house

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Year by year, an astrological preview of next decades (with predictions)

1. The winter of 2010-2011 (December and January 2011)

We are before a major crises period. Global crises deepens

Conjunction Pluto and North node in Capricorn December 2010. Mars triggers cardinal T-square in mid December and Full Moon/ lunar eclipse in solstice day!. Watch out for a possible big event between mid November to mid January 2011. This is the practical manifestation following the cardinal crises of spring-summer 2010. This is kind of a shift.

However it will be only after 2013 that the world events will heat considerably! Remember that this configuration started with the Uranus, Saturn opposition in late 2008 (Obama and economic crises). This major global change is just starting. Watch for late spring, early summer 2011 as more unrest and uprisings (3-17 April and more in early July) and again in late spring and summer of 2012 (18 July). These are the very early beginnings of the revolutions or conflicts to occur within the next 20 years.

2. Powerful SHIFT between spring 2013 and spring 2014

Global crises becomes big, possible destructive trends: conflicts, riots, economic depression

Watch first for the great spring entrance of Uranus in mid Aries in spring 2013 (27 March after). Mars and Jupiter in Gemini in 2013. Then whole period September 2013 to July 2014 will be intense! Starts with conjunction Saturn and North node in Scorpio late 2013, with solar eclipse in November 2013! Both Uranus and Pluto in powerful historical points, 14 Aries and 14 Capricorn). Things will heat!

This is when major terror or regional wars might have global consequences, a deeper global recession. Something like Middle East or East Asia could be a problem. For sure there will be some major international crises relate to everything from climate, war, oil, energy, food, etc, gaining expansion from this year onwards. I call it a crises of social, economic, political, military, corporation and environmental issues. Political extremism will be in the increase as well as the start of larger uprisings.

I imagine stuff like riots in western countries, mass protests, tax revolts, scandals, banks restricting withdrawing of money, and great numbers of unemployment
. This will likely affect the US and Europe. This will bring revolutions that will remembered in history, sometime within the next years. It's also likely that some sort of short-term natural disaster, like a solar flare, volcanic winter, famine or pandemic, occurs. There will be much scientific invention, brand new advances. Watch for a climax around March-May 2015. Until 2018, destructive trends, crises and pessimism transforms the world until a shift in 2019.

3. The period between spring 2019 and spring 2021.

Early signs of "revolution"

Conjunction Pluto, Saturn and South node in Capricorn in 2019. April to June 2019 is important as Mars crosses from Gemini to Cancer, to oppose this. Jupiter and Mars join the conjunction by spring 2020. This is a beginning of what will set the great events during this next decade. By April 2021, with Jupiter and Saturn moving to Aquarius, and Uranus to Gemini, the revolutionary and technological trends will start. So watch for the period between April 2019 and April 2021 for the early signs of that revolutionary wave. There can be a nuclear stand-off or a nuke blowing by this time. At the same time, the trend for larger uprisings will be developing.

4. The Revolutionary waves of 2022-2028

2022-2024, Early stages of a critical event: "revolution", "conflicts" or "something else"

Remember Uranus enters hot spot in 2022 followed by 5 years of revolutions (mid Taurus to Gemini). Summer 2022: Saturn Aquarius, Jupiter and Mars in Aries; but most important its the transition of late 2022 to early 2023 Mars retrogade in Gemini, the sense of impulse for change and revolution grows a lot now. Then comes summer 2024 to early 2025 with Mars-Jupiter in Gemini in late 2024 and the node conjunction with Neptune, Saturn in Aries in early 2025. This is a sure shift point!

2025-2030, "Revolution/event", new socio-political models, great technology expansion

July 2026 Mars again in Gemini, Saturn in power point of Aries. Slowly revolution transform into dramatic advance: July 2028 Uranus-Mars in Gemini, First months of 2029 start with power conjunction Mars-Jupiter in Libra. "Revolutions" will occur within this window frame, either as a crescendo or some event that results in major global transformational consequences. Almost for sure, the US will suffer a great reconstruction, this can be something like a break-up of the country, a second America revolution or civil war or the formation of the New America Union.

Around the world, the socio-political structures will change greatly. Of course, European countries will also face serious transformations. New models, new world treaties. This can be either the break-up of our civilization into further anarchy or towards a unified world government. This is also a likely time for alien disclosure, with all its major implications. Independently of this, great scientific advances will occur (stuff like new forms of energy, transportation and communication). I also think something epic like the first humans landing on Mars, ET life found, human cloning, etc. As 2030-2032 comes, revolutions transforms into a new structure, new socio-political-economic models, and a new idealism.

In my humble position, I can assure you that most above will probably occur in some manner. I spent many hours, many days, several years with these cycles and predictions. While there is the free-will from every individual, there are also important energetic and historical patterns involved that indicate major shifts for our civilization ahead around 2013 and again in 2025.

Years of major shifts or events marked in bold. Years of relatively minor shifts marked in italic.

2011, another major event or shift like happened in late 2008. unrest in late spring
2012. unrest in late spring (early signs), global crises deepens
2013 major events start to unfold. things heat considerably after this year!!
2014 things heat considerably at this year, destruction/transformation, shifting point
2015 destructive unstable transformational tendencies, and still a shifting point
2016 still destructive unstable transformational tendencies (critical moment of change)
2017 still destructive unstable transformational tendencies
2018 still destructive unstable transformational tendencies
2019 early signs of major change ahead, important global changes start now!!
2020 early signs of major change ahead, major treaties around now
2021 early signs of "revolution" or conflict that might start now
2022 early stages of these "revolution" events
2023 sense of impulse for change and revolution grows considerably
2024 climax approaching, this is the end of an old global order
2025 "revolution/conflict", the start of something new, major events start this year!!
2026 "revolution/conflict", great impetus for "revolution" and dramatic advance
2027 "revolution/conflict", slowly a new beginning, a shift is occurring
2028 very great energy of "revolution", conflict, advance and expansion
2029 end stages of "revolution", great technology and social expansion, optimism
2030 the early stages of new global order and structures

You might be interested in reading these other threads:
Global crises in 2014-2021. Revolution by 2028
Uranus in Aries and world revolution
Cardinal climax, the tipping point

Friday, November 12, 2010

A personal tale of the amazing accuracy of some astrological transits

Sometimes, it's amazing the accuracy of certain astrological transits and degrees.

11º Sagittarius is my natal MC. Today Mars transited this and I quit my job because of another offer. It was a huge event. 2 Years I was busy starting looking for a new job I couldn't find. 4 years ago, I moved to another country. And 6 years ago, it was the first day I went living abroad! Amazing! Always in same degree!

And I have more examples. Several times the transiting Sun passed this degree, in the first days of December, I felt the rush to do something else in my career. This is partially because I have Uranus natally placed in 2º Sagittarius, close to the MC.

When Pluto transited my 11º Sagittarius MC in early 2000, I entered University and suffered a major depression; a smashing long-lasting transit, that changed me completely. When Saturn opposed that degree in 2001, I was applying to move abroad for the first time; when Jupiter transited same degree in mid 2007, I quit a former job, and decided to move again abroad. It's amazing the same theme recurring again and again, under the same degree.

Do you have similar stories?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Warning! BIG CHANGES predicted for December 2010! North Node and Mars conjunct Pluto

This is something that most astrologers are missing!

Between November 2010 and January 2011, North Node conjuncts Pluto and triggers the cardinal T-square, while at a same time Mars join the pair and later a Full Moon (and lunar eclipse) on the solstice day. This is a major event, as big as last August's cardinal climax.

The implications of this are huge. Watch out for significant karmic/fate developments around this time: remember November 2010 to January 2011. This applies both to our personal lives and to world events. The first weeks of December will be highly charged. I can't remember of a Christmas time with so much intense astrological configurations.

Some major economic, political or military event, this November or December?

In global affairs, I don't know exactly what this means, but watch for some powerful, potentially destructive events, because Pluto is involved, and with global implications, because this occurs in Capricorn. Two possibilities are another economic meltdown or a new war. Alternatively there might be a big scandal, or some other sort of crises. It may involve banks, governments, corporations or the military, because this the node conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn. At worse, this can be a serious economic crises, popular revolts, a war or a terrorist attack. A major natural disaster is another probable scenario. These are just possibilities and maybe might will happen, but still I think at least one of these things will make major headlines this November or December. Remember, the windows of possibility occurs during the whole period, starting now and until January, although Mars also joins the pair in the first two weeks of December, adding intensity and dynamics.

Those who have personal planets or angles, in the last degrees of mutable signs and early degrees of cardinal signs could feel this as a particularly intense, challenging and dynamic period!
Watch out those born between 18 and 27 December, 18-27 June, 18-27 March and 18-27 September. Pay attention to what happened during the last weeks of July to determine what this might be about.

I can give you examples of previous time when the nodes conjuncted a cardinal alignment. Between spring 1968 and summer 1969 (south node conjuncts Uranus in Libra), in 1991 (conjunction north node with Uranus, Neptune and Saturn in Capricorn), in early 1931 (conjunction north node and Uranus in Aries). Other interesting examples: WWII started when south node conjuncted Saturn, and ended when north node conjuncted Saturn in Cancer, Pluto was conjuncted south node in Cancer in the Russian Revolution of 1917, south node conjuncted Uranus and Pluto in Aries in the revolutions of 1847 and 1848, north node conjuncted Saturn and opposed Pluto during the 911 attacks.

A future post will discuss the cycle of the north/south nodes in detail.

The Moon, emotions waxing and waning; psychologists, astrologers and victims of depression

Hello all, sometimes someone is born with such a natal chart, that she or he is very sensitive emotional person. She or he will respond very much to the Moon cycles, and if not aware of this, she or he might run to the doctor thinking she or he has depression or bipolar disease, or some kind of hormonal problem.

So often happens for these people, victims of emotions, to loss themselves under the fogs of Neptune, drugs and psychologists. The victim suffers and becomes addicted, and tampered with chemicals, while the doctor and the pharmaceutical industry profits.

They are so ignorant and blind to the natural cycle of emotions and energy that we go a monthly and daily basis, because of the Moon influences. If you are a particular sensitive soul, all that is takes is a specific position or transit from the Moon, and there it goes depression or irritation again! Particular sensitive souls can be those who are Cancers, Scorpios or Pisces, or have a water sign Moon or rising.

If you develop an awareness of how the Moon cycles, from new Moon to full Moon, and through the astrological houses of your chart, you will understand this cycle of emotions. Better even: you will EXPERIENCE the cycle, and be able to pinpoint WHY you feel a specific way. You will be also able to predict when some sort of emotion comes.

An excellent ideas would be follow the cycle from New Moon to Full Moon. At New Moon its when our souls are naturally withdrawn and more sensitive, when seeds for future events are planted, in our psyche. As the Moon waxes, our emotions develop, in general its a constructive and expanding period, and this culminates around Full Moon, as emotions are at their maximum power in terms of outer expression, so this is when the typical mania or irritation state can happen. If you are still sceptic, just compare what happens in parties at Full Moon with other days. Around the Full Moon, things just tend to be more crazy and expressed. Then, as Full Moon goes back to New Moon, introversion comes again, and this can be a period of deconstruction, so if we are particularly sensitive souls, we might feel depressed, or feel self-destructive tendencies. We might be craving more during this period, because the waning Moon is a period to go inwards, to meditate and listen to ourselves. The depression will be not more than a sign that you are not listening to yourself, so your inside just screams emotions, begging your conscious soul to pay attention to the unconscious.

A more thematic idea would be to follow the transit of the Moon through the astrological houses of your horoscope natal chart. This will be the topic of another future post, but in short if the Moon is transiting at some of the water houses (4th, 8th or 12th houses) that can also explain why you feel more sensitive, irritative or emotional in that specific couple of days. That happens so often with me. Knowing this cycle allows me to understand whether sometimes the issue is more career-based, focused in relationships, or just a matter of exploring some part of my inner being.
Your awareness of the Moon passage through the Zodiac and the astrological houses will enable you to discover a basic structure of energy patterns that underlies the circumstances of your life. This is actually the purpose of a good astrologer, and his or her main objective is to reveal an order or meaning beneath or within what often appears to be a random or chaotic situation of emotions and impetus. The Moon passage through the housing system is the expression of a cycle of 12 archetypal structures that relate to our life themes (self, values, education, family and roots, self-expression, service, relationships, intimacy, expansiveness, career, ideals and transcendence).

If I know where you are, Moon, I never feel lost. I always know the way.

You might be also interested in reading these other threads:
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Saturday, October 30, 2010

A personal assay about the 2nd , 6th and 10th house

In this article, the second of its series, we will discuss about the earth astrological houses of the natal chart: the 2nd house, the 6th house and the 10th house. The earth houses are more complicated for me to define, because I have less influence of Earth element in my natal chart, and my only two earth placements is Moon in Virgo and Uranus in MC.

2nd house - Estabilishing that which we value in life
I want to contrast this house with its tradicional meaning. Maybe that's because I have Uranus transiting this house, and so I see things with a different lens. The second house comes after the first, where you made a stand to define your path. So, naturally, you will work out the practical details of that choice under the second house. It's all about this, it's not about money. It's about money for people that value money as an important thing. It's about criativity to those who value criativity, it's about nature, to those who value nature. You see, that which you define as your goals under the first house, you come to work with, under the second house. For me, the second house, even brings something that not many considered. I am a spiritual person. I often go through deep meditations when I have transits over the 12th house. So, naturally, under second house transits, I change my values, because I meditate more (this is a house of more inner focus, compared to the first house), and I gain, under this house, practical spiritual insights. For me, this is also a house of nature, of peace, contemplation, typical Buddah style (the story of Buddah is in fact a second house/Taurus story). And resources are not money (money can be of course a resource, but resources are that which you own, and that includes your talents, your working skills, etc). Please feel free to comment about this, under the comments below.

6th house - Working practicalities
My partner has Sun in sixth house, and she's a Virgo. I met her when Saturn was transiting my sixth house. The sixth house is a natural house of service. But there is more. Yes, you could say "duty", because under the fifth house you express yourself uninhibited, and then you realize that you must bring groundness, manifesting, stabilizing, Earth element to that fiercy element of the fifth house. Generally, this house can provoke a crises, because it forms a quinquncx to the ascendant, and sixth house challenge us to question what is worth in life. Which issues do we have pending and we have to manifest, finish, work out? Which details? Is this something worth? Go, in my own life, I of course, work more under the sixth house, I finish unfinished tasks, I question the worth of the stuff I do, I break relationships, or assume new compromises. Can you picture "working practicalities" of the second house, but now with a more relationship/social focus? Can you picture "working practicalities" of the pleasure/impulse of fifth house? It does not have to be work, routine or bad health. Crises happens because something is not workable. And why is this house so often charged? Why? Because it it just before the powerful angle of the descendant! I always have important chnges when planets transit the sixth house that tend to sort of take a new direction, when that planet enters the seventh house. The sixth house prepares for life (especially interpersonal life), by working out practicalities. Some examples: I live first abroad when Jupiter transited my sixth house; I changed a lot of what I consider important in my life when Saturn transited my sixth house (job and relationshipwise).

10th house - Confronting our own choices
I have so much squeezed the diaries I keep writting in my life and I see that the square to the ASC is the true cusp of the tenth house! And do you realize that all earth house make a trine to the tenth house cusp, but difficult aspects to the ASC? That's because they are all about manifesting, about going within, and confronting/manifesting outside, which is of slight different nature than the pure positive enthusiast criative impulse of fire houses. Under the tenth house, we observe the most intense aspect of all earth houses to the ascendant! That's why the tenth house is the most important and powerful of all earth houses! (by the way that also happens for the fourth house, the IC). And do you see: the manifestation has to come at the end, because it is expressed outwards, it a process of gradual effort and work that goes outside. And voilá, tenth house is the last of earth houses, and the most powerful one. For fire house, the most powerful is the first, because the self impulse comes from the inside (so it has to be the first house the most powerful creative self-defining impulse). For water houses, this also applies, and why, because the impulse is also an inner one!

Insights apart, the tenth house is one of final manifestation. It's time to finish all practicalities, and to look forward to next project (you cannot go higher than this, the cycle will be about to begin again in the first house). By now, it is asked of us, that we confront authority, that we actually become the authority. The demanding father we have, now should be us. So, exactly like the first house (and in true cardinal style) take a stand, but a practical one. See the practicalities, the details, the working structures of the society. You are about to grow mature as never as before. Under transits of this house, I got promoted, I finished practical affairs, I clash with authority and experienced being a leader too, I realize some of the possible new goals in my life. It is so typical of earth house to question between career and relationships, between stability and freedom. Because it's practicalities. But we don't have to put career before relationships, career should be our self-fullfilment and that might include serious relationships or building a family, that might include breaking those or a job, or it might persuit more freedom, while still doing something worth and practical. When you get to the eleventh house, you will persuit liberation, so watch out not to commit to a boring job now or delude yourself under a carrer.

I think that there are easier transits under this house: Saturn transiting here is a major point of reassessing, manifesting in your life and in what you do. Uranus is liberating and makes you defend your own stand and unique path (I have natal Uranus in my MC). Neptune transiting here is much more complicate; by its dissolving influence, we might feel loss in facing society, but this might be a blessing in desguise, by making us connect more with our inner powers, and express them outside (maybe even using them as a work).

2nd house: establishing that which we decide to value under the first house
6th house: challenges prepare us for life, by working practicalities at a more interpersonal level
10th house: final manifestation, confronting life, the status of who I am, make a practical stand (become your own authority directing your life)

Do you want to share some of your natal or transit experiences?