Astro-logical Forecast for Thursday 7/7/2011: “The Year of Revolutions” (1848)
Read yesterday’s forecast for notes on today’s dynamic, proactive, transformational and quite possibly surprising planetary patterns. Watch how they’ll be reflected in the headlines and in your own personal world.
As promised, an answer to another reader’s query, which should put current planetary patterns in perspective:
“Love your analysis of current events according to the astrological configurations. I’ve been itching to throw this one at you to see what you make of it. How does the current astrological formation of ‘the big square’ compare with ‘The Year of Revolutions’ in 1848? The ‘Arab Spring’ seems to have its parallel in the the ‘Springtime of Nations’.”
Just in case you aren’t familiar with this part of European history there is a wiki page here; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolutions_of_1848.
Great question, dear reader. By “the big square,” I assume you are referring to the pattern I’ve been calling (glibly) The Big T-Square Party Among the Heavies: Pluto, Uranus and Saturn. These slow-moving planets have been moving toward each other like tectonic plates over the past year. When these heavies make contact, big things happen in the world. Right now transformational Pluto is in Capricorn, approaching a series of seven exact squares to disruptive Uranus in Aries over the next three years. Controlling Saturn is in Libra, squaring Pluto and opposing Uranus. We’ve seen this manifest as a conflict between the old guard and the new guard (recall the entire theme of the US elections of 2008), followed by serious power struggles for control of resources (recall the entire theme of the US elections of 2010).
In 1848, we saw Pluto, Uranus and Saturn crashing into each other in the sign of Aries. Interesting that Aries is associated with “springtime”, as in “Springtime of Nations”. A ‘Year of Revolutions”? You bet! Astrologers anticipate major upheavals when Uranus and Pluto connect. In the US we saw pioneers (Aries) head to California in search of gold, while women began to rally for equal rights in Seneca Falls (disruption of the status quo).
In the early 30s, we had Uranus in Aries squared by Pluto in Cancer and Saturn in Capricorn. We had a major economic upheaval in the US. Hitler was on the rise in Germany. In the mid-60s, we had Uranus conjunct Pluto in Virgo, opposed by Saturn in Pisces. We saw civil rights and other protests against The Establishment. In China, Mao Zedong spearheaded a little gathering known as The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_Revolution.
By now you must all be dying to know how Uranus, Pluto and Saturn are operating in your unique horoscope. Why not consider booking an appointment for a personal consultation?
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