This next week is going to be one of the most volatile we have seen for a long time. Why? Mars, Jupiter and Uranus are making powerful aspects to one another and anything involving these three planets is very unpredictable and often painful. Earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, storms, terrorist activity, aviation disasters and electric cuts have happened during similar combinations of these planets. Last week there was a typhoon in Taiwan that killed over 100 people, two earthquakes in Asia and wildfires in California. On August 18th-19th Mars will square Uranus which can be very dangerous and affect the safety of people around the world.
We are currently in a Saturn/Pluto waning phase between 2001-2020. Historically this is a time when, capitalist economies go from budget surplus to government deficits, accompanied by increased government spending, increased taxes, higher interest rates. When these policies take effect, there are more and longer-lasting recessions. If governments around the world want to change the historically trend, they need to start delivering policies that help put people back into employment so they add to the government’s tax income, instead of take from it.
Another way to change the course we are on would be for corporations to take much more social and ethical responsibility. We are in a 30-year transit of Saturn through the signs of Virgo and Libra – the middle of the zodiac, and a sector in which financial disparities can often give rise to class warfare. In today’s world of high unemployment, there is huge resentment against corporate executives and bankers who receive pay and bonuses that are in excess of $10 million and in many cases, over $100 million. These compensation packages have been given even in spite of poor performance by corporate executives.
Pluto is now in Capricorn, 2008 through 2023. The unethical relationship between business, financial institutions and governments that has taken advantage of societies throughout the world and given rise to resentment and rage over the income disparity between the “haves” and “have nots,” is now due to collapse – unless business leaders become aware of their moral responsibility to their employees. Until that happens, this “so-called” economic recovery is not likely to produce the number of new jobs – and new taxpayers - needed to sustain economic growth for any period of time.