Tuesday, March 2, 2010

What does astrology tell us about the economic crisis the world is facing?

Right now there are several planets in Pisces (Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Uranus) and this tends to produce over-optimistic sentiments within governments and ruling parties. There is a tendency to exaggerate the growth that is anticipated and to minimise the job losses, the property market continuing to crash and the exorbitant price rises in our food and everyday living. The vibration of Pisces is such that a fog can appear in our minds and we can accept that there is nothing to worry about and that our economies are going to start growing very soon.

Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the Piscean energy, whilst it can be very compassionate and caring, it can also ignore the true reality and want to sweep anything unpleasant under the carpet. This is precisely what we are seeing in the world today. Even with the millions of people who are unemployed, the drastic cuts we are seeing in public services, most world economies in unsustainable debt, there is still a feeling that the masses have not yet awakened to the imminent dangers.

Let me explain this all astrologically to you. The aspects we are seeing over the next few years are very similar to those during the Great Depression of the 1930’s. With Pluto in Capricorn until 2023-2024, we are going to see issues around taxes and debt coming to the fore. No longer will governments without integrity be able to operate. Any scams and underhand dealings will be brought out into the open – if you think that Bernie Madoff was one of a kind, think again. He is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more scandals to be unearthed.

The Cardinal Climax consists of Uranus in Aries opposite Saturn in Libra, both squaring Pluto in Capricorn. They are all in challenging aspect to one another and therefore we will see struggles, riots, civil unrest and the increasing possibility of worldwide economic collapse and warfare. Once Uranus goes into Aries by February 2011, it will be the end of all the talking and it will be time to walk the talk. Uranus in Aries can be very innovative and creative, but on the other hand it can be very aggressive, unpredictable and self-centered.

Saturn in Libra is about equality for the people. We will see a greater gap between the haves and the have-nots. As Saturn is opposing Uranus, we are likely to see uprisings which involve young people who are not satisfied to take the status quo and to be saddled with the debts of previous generations. Be prepared for a revolutionary spirit that can inflame emotions which can result in violence and bloodshed. We do have a window of opportunity during 2011 while Jupiter and Uranus are in Aries together – this will be a time when we may be able to come up with new ideas that catapult us out of this mess and into a new paradigm.

On the personal level, those of you with cardinal planets will be most affected by this configuration, especially if the Cardinal Climax falls on the angles in your chart. The Cardinal signs are Cancer, Capricorn, Aries and Libra – so you may know that your Sun is in one of those signs, but you may have your Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars being affected by these energies. Let’s say you are an Aries Sun. You are going to be affected by the approach of Uranus onto your Sun. This means that the next few years will be a time of new beginnings for you. Even if you want to, you probably will not be able to hold onto the old – you will have to move out of your comfort zone and into new experiences and ventures. It’s a time for taking more risks in your life and for experiencing a new awakening. This can either be very disruptive if you resist it, or exciting and awe-inspiring if you take the opportunities with open arms.

Over the weeks, I will discuss how the various Sun signs, Moon signs and other planets will be affected by these vibrations in your own charts.

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