I thought I'd share some of my thoughts about future trends. This may be helpful to you in preparing yourself for the future shocks we are all going to experience in one way or another. Uranus in Pisces opposing Saturn in Virgo is sure to bring about many things we cannot anticipate. However, my aim in this blog is to prepare you best I can as things stand at the moment.
Firstly, I see major changes happening in the phone and telecommunications industry which will not necessarily be for the better. They will attempt to streamline their operations, but in doing this, they will eliminate a lot of things that were working just fine. If you are already in this industry, you may want to lobby against sweeping changes, or at least find yourself a niche in which you will be able to offer the services that the large companies will discard. This again is the effect that Uranus will have when it opposes Saturn: it means that new innovations in the telecommunications industry (Uranus) will be met with structural changes (Saturn). I don't expect that the all the new structures will work very well as Uranus needs more freedom than Saturn will allow.
I have spoken repeatedly about the effects of Pluto in Capricorn - a new cycle that began on November 26th 2008 and is with us for about another 16 years:
Governments need to have much more control over the monies that are being used for bailouts. There needs to be greater accountability and the fact that so many busineses and banks are being nationalised, means that CEO's and leaders will have to be responsible and act with integrity. The age of greed and reckless risk-taking is coming to an end. Indeed, the fact that Obama has wisely limited the pay of executives in the banking industry at $500,000 is a step in the right direction. Watch out for the UK to follow suit in the next few weeks. Pluto in Capricorn demands integrity and ethics in business. Anything unhealthy will be revealed and thrown out to make way for a whole new way of doing business that is more equitable and morally acceptable.
Neptune is in Aquarius and Uranus is in Pisces - i.e. in mutual reception to one another. This will bring about great unrest in the oil industry. Neptune rules the oil industry and Uranus rules shocks and explosions. So you can expect great changes and disruptions in the oil industry. Oilwells will get blown up, there will be huge changes both at the pump and some in production. We will all feel the effects of these disruptions.
Saturn in Virgo opposing Uranus in Pisces means that there will be a fine line between cooperation between countries and the return of protectionism. As economies begin to shrink, there is a tendency for each country to want to protect its workers and its products (Saturn). So if there is a great imbalance - for example between the US and Japan at present - the US feels they are losing out as Japan will not import their goods, but the Japanese are exporting their goods to the US. This will need to be brought back into balance or there are going to be serious consequences for us all around the world.
Neptune and Uranus in mutual reception will cause food supplies to become scarcer. There will have to be more government programmes for the destitute. There will be more tent cities.
There will be more natural disasters than ever before in the history of the world.
There will probably be an increase in infant mortality with more homeless and more orphans globally.
People will go a lot less travelling. The airlines will be hurting a whole lot more than they are at present. Expect to see more consolidation of the industry.
The ones who will suffer the most will be importers and exporters of produce. For example, fish and meats. Getting stuff to market will be harder and transporting perishables great distances will become too costly.
The clothing industry will take a severe cut.
There will be millions more unemployed.
On the positive side, education will improve especially at the higher levels. Health care coverage will also go up. Insurance companies will have to offer more coverage for less money.
For the first time in years, people will hold onto their money rather than spend it.(Saturn opposite Uranus).
There will be a lot of want in general.
There will be too many things that will catch us by surprise. I see at least 10 years ahead of us that will involve hardship.
Here are my tips for preparing yourself:
Your Health: get it as good as you can NOW. While there is still access to vitamins and medical care. Get yourself checked out and do whatever needs to be done. Get any dental work done too.
Consolidate and pay off your debts
Choose a career that will not close down and start training for it now: technology, sustainable living, working the land, bookkeeping and accounts.
Get your car fixed up and working well
If you can get a small tract of land that you can farm, grow veggies and have a few chickens, then you will at least have food to eat and maybe to share.
Remember, it's not all bad, but it doesn't cost much to prepare yourself best you can.
Remember too, that I have said all along, that there will be things that come out that we cannot expect at this time. We are all going to be surprised and shocked. So it makes sense to do the simple things to protect yourself now.