Having said I wasn’t going to provide forecasts with astrological symbolism in them I am immediately going to do just that. But only to provide a background to the global transits that we are dealing with over the coming few years. This is part III of the series that I started in 2008.
I have already dealt with the nature of the players in the Pluto Uranus square. However, I addressed the actual square as part of the bigger picture for 2010 and not by itself.
We’ve already seen the start of this square, not only as part of the bigger cross but in the two exact ‘hits’ in 2011
Ura (7) Sqr Plu (3) (X) Tr-Tr 24 Jun 2012 08°Ar23' D 08°Cp23' R
Ura (6) Sqr Plu (3) (X) Tr-Tr 19 Sep 2012 06°Ar57' R 06°Cp57' D
There are 5 more such connections to come
Ura (7) Sqr Plu (4) (X) Tr-Tr 20 May 2013 11°Ar14' D 11°Cp14' R
Ura (7) Sqr Plu (4) (X) Tr-Tr 1 Nov 2013 09°Ar25' R 09°Cp25' D
Ura (7) Sqr Plu (4) (X) Tr-Tr 21 Apr 2014 13°Ar34' D 13°Cp34' R
Ura (7) Sqr Plu (4) (X) Tr-Tr 15 Dec 2014 12°Ar35' R 12°Cp35' D
Ura (7) Sqr Plu (4) (X) Tr-Tr 17 Mar 2015 15°Ar18' D 15°Cp18' D
It is worth noting that the earlier 2013 transits affect slightly different countries and markets to those that occur in 2014-15. More of this when we get to the real nitty gritty of forecasts over the coming months.
What can we expect? I expect earthquakes ( although in my view the shale gas rush is absorbing some of this planetary energy). Indeed I expect a lot of focus on energy sources in general. I don’t expect a return to boom conditions but rather a need to restructure and reform and so I expect big changes in many countries’ political leanings, often though not always accompanied by a change in leader. I expect some of the technology that has dominated for the last 45 years to be superseded and I expect some radical new discoveries.
There are likely to be many hidden and underground matters coming suddenly to the surface both physically and metaphorically.
Economically I am afraid I see this time as very challenging. Things that have proved safe for decades are now going to be restructured and a lot of people will feel the force of this. The balance of power is shifting – if you haven’t kept up and evolved over the last 20 years you’re toast. I see a shift in the nature of organisations too. Contrary to what some new age predictors believe, I don’t see these shifts as the meek inheriting the earth- I see it as another step on the rocky road to a hell in the future.
However, as I have said before, all is not lost at this point, tricky as things might be. Neptune is still in trine mode with Pluto saving the worst of the changes for post 2030 and more importantly 2060.
Having described the main background aspect, lets’ look at what I consider the modifiers.
Saturn in scorpio
In 2013 the main modifier is Saturn. Saturn has a new home for the next two years- Scorpio. Saturn quite likes Scorpio- although whether people like Saturn in Scorpio is another matter altogether. It is a bit bleak, a bit paranoid ( especially when accompanied by the moon – so watch the eclipses in May and November) and a bit cold.
Look back to 1983-5 for ideas how Saturn will entertain itself ( although Saturn doesn’t entertain except in a very drole way) in this new home.
Creating a number of trines to Pluto throughout the year it makes for a dark picture but without the drama of the unexpected change. In this regard it fights with Uranus via a quincunx, to work with Pluto. Conserve resources, implement your uranian changes gradually and germinate the seeds of something new but don’t try and expand too much in this period.
It is inimical to speculation and leverage- so the investment banking and private equity companies better find a hobby quickly.
Jupiter spends the first half of 2013 in Gemini – finishing off last year’s light work, before moving into Cancer where it is exalted – pies all round.
But the latter position puts it into direct opposition with Pluto on-and-off for a year from around September- I imagine we’ll be looking at debt issues again when this happens. At the end of 2013 it is moderated through a grand trine with Saturn and Neptune a weak but stable influence.
In 2014 the moderation is only by Saturn and this is offset by a square with Uranus. i.e There is a T square between Pluto Uranus and Jupiter throughout the first half of 2014. Watch April when the Sun and Mars complete the square. This looks a particularly volatile time with ‘calm it down’ Saturn not playing a part in the battle.
Later on in 2014 Jupiter rolls up into Leo for a different take on things – and a much less clear picture overall. There is still awkwardness but also by the end of that year more opportunities and 2 things happen:
First Jupiter trines Uranus- making people more inclined to compromise rather than walk away and all those opportunities just a little easier to grab and integrate. We could do with a bit of fortune.
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn starts its sourjourn in a new sign in 2015 ( with some brief collecting of belongings from Scorpio later) . Saturn is a good deal less happy here but that isn’t bad as, frankly, things will be difficult enough throughout the whole 4 year period without Saturn continuing to flex its armoured fists.
See 1986-7 for ideas about how this might affect matters- it’s a bit of a downer for religion, aerospace, travel in general and higher education.
Otherwise 2015 is a quiet year for moderating aspects so our friends Pluto and Uranus can finish their work unmolested. Anything that has tried to hold out against the combined force of these two will be forced to cave in in 2015.
Jupiter in Virgo
by 2016 Jupiter has moved into Virgo, which it hates. All that routine and detail- yuck- let’s go party. No chance- it has a square to Saturn too. In this position these two will fight it out all year – neither really getting to shine. However Jupiter does come into contact with our infamous Pluto Uranus square again. This time it favours Pluto with a friendly trine and gets all jittery with Uranus.
We’ve also got another player by this time -Neptune square Saturn – just when Saturn thought it could control silly Sag – Neptune comes along and totally confuses matters.
The upshot of 2016 seems to be that absolutely nothing concrete can be achieved.