Top Photo: Since June 2009, millions of Iranians have turned out in Tehran in the biggest demonstrations in 30 years protesting what they say is widespread election fraud and corruption in last year's presidential elections. Known as the "Green Movement," thousands of mostly young Iranian men & women have been violently repressed by Iran's government with an unknown number jailed, tortured or killed.
With serious economic uncertainty, earthquakes; volcanoes disrupting world travel; with ongoing wars; ideological political rants of extreme cynicism; and religious doubts and radicalism - many people say they are worried about the future.
My astrological warnings about the global economy in 2006, and again in 2007, and then again in early 2008 were ignored; as were warnings of the few economic forecasters who continued to shout from the woods that all was not right in the financial markets.
Very few people listened.
Events larger than life seem to be increasing in activity every month now. The anxieties that have built up since late 2008 continue to worry people that the world is falling apart, as one woman recently wrote to me.
According to Elizabeth Warren, chairwoman of the U.S. Congressional Oversight Panel; we are about to see the imminent collapse of the commercial banking real estate sector. It is estimated that $1.4 trillion dollars in commercial real estate loans will come due by the year 2014 - a significant astrological year.
See - Elizabeth Warren Says She Is Worried
So surely now ~ there is a disturbing angst in the world; mixed with a sense of lingering doubts and distrust of Wall Street, government, and big investment banks who forecasted ever growing profits in perpetuity, while, hidden from view - shorted their own positions at the expense of their customers - the public and private investor.
Europe is also in crisis; with the countries of Portugal, Ireland, Greece, and Spain in deep financial trouble unseen since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
See - Spain in Severe Economic Crisis
I knew this era was coming for many years, and quietly prepared; while trying to alert those who would listen to also prepare themselves for the great transformations society would begin to gradually experience in their lives as we neared the start of the decade of the Twenty-Tens.
Mundane Astrology, often loosely dismissed by some as "predictive astrology," but not practiced by many astrologers; is central to what astrology is all about - forecasting.
While psychological astrology is useful to explain some of the human archetypes and symbolisms which have become a part of popular culture - Astrology is first and foremost a forecasting science concerned with the past, present, and especially - the future.
I often encourage students of astrology to always look first at the macrocosm, the bigger picture, before diving headfirst into natal astrology; which can be as difficult as mundane astrology in all its complexities.
It is like looking at a giant map on a wall. Rather than rush closer to the map with microscope in hand; it is better to back up first, and take in the shape, contours, and overall outline of the giant map; before zooming in to examine particulars. This is how I began to learn astrology 37 years ago.
The reason for this is simple - by understanding the wider global transits of any era; one is better equipped to clearly see how the transits of the stars and planets incline and play out not solely through the microcosm of a person's life - but also the macrocosm of the world and eras in which that person will inhabit and live.
In this way, the astrologer can have a firm grasp of any particular global era, and can feel more confident in forecasting natally for the individual - helping to guide them through the trials and tribulations of any future era.
I prefer to work as a diagnostic astrologer. Most of the professional astrologers I lean towards and like to read are those who are able to pick apart the complexity of transits, and then synthesize them back together to then interpret, forecast and predict. These men and women are among the most skilled technicians, and they are truly world-class astrologers.
In my own astrological work, I've been forecasting and writing on world events I believe are important for the development of the future, and highlight areas where I see global configurations will begin to make their inclinations.
My interests are wide and varied. I have expertise in wide range of subjects: including economic forecasting, history, weather forecasting, theology, mathematics, theoretical physics, natural history, education, science, astronomy, ufology, cosmology, media, literature, communications, technology, the arts, psychology, political theory, social sciences, medicine & health, natal astrology, and mundane astrology.
Several of my former master astrology teachers told me I was a polymath. I had to look up the word when I was a child. I did not want to be an astrologer. I wanted to be a writer and play baseball.
Strictly speaking, the outer planets are moving into sensitive mathematical positions relative to the Earth associated with particular kinds of influences and inclinations as defined by the principles of Mundane Astrology.
This complex area of advanced astrology is not commonly practiced by many astrologers; so there is some confusion and puzzlement as to how world transits may play out in the years ahead. I hope to be able to shed a little light on global transits for those who are interested in gaining additional insights.
In studying these particular cardinal crisis transits over 15 years in-depth, I have forecasted a series of transformational global events that signal the end of one era, and the start of another.
We are seeing this mundane rule play out in the very strange subject of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) with yet another worldwide UFO wave which, in due time, will ultimately lead to open disclosure of this anomalous global phenomena that will truly test the outmoded beliefs and skepticism of post-modern 20th century rationalism.
- See - UFO Filmed In Turkey
- August 2007 - Close Video of UFO Filmed In Turkey
- See - Triangle UFO
- Alison Krause has been filming numerous UFO activity near her in SW Pennsylvania home using night vision on her video cameras. See - UFO Filmed In Woods
- She films another here - UFO Shoots Laser Light Into Woods
- Ireland Triangular UFO - Triangular UFO Zooms Over Dublin
- Oct. 2008 Triangular UFO over Ireland - UFO Over Ireland
- Recent April 2010 UFOs in Australia - UFO Swarms in Australia
- Reports of UFO Sucking Up Water In Australia in mid-1990s - UFO Taking In Water In Australia
- Over Dominican Republic - April 2010 Triangular UFO Craft
Metaphysical & Historical images - Book of Thoth, Astrology & ET
How people will be able to deal with the coming new era depends greatly on their ability to grow spiritually and consciously; while remaining alert to the importance of also being practical, and well-grounded as the times rapidly advance further into this new century.
As we head into the 2010s, and then into the decades of the 2020s and 2030s, we surely will have seen a significant alteration of human consciousness, according to the astrological transits of the future I've been reading.
Our current time (April/May 2010) is also defined by historic generational transition - highlighting the need to move away from the outworn methods, and ideological attitudes that have defined the last 18 years - much of it rooted in 20th century-era thinking, its habits, demands, and behaviors.
The motions of the outer planets from Mars to Pluto, in mundane astrology, are significant when it comes to their placements, aspects, and influences to correlating events on Earth.
When the outer planets configure by aspect, mundane astrologers can partially forecast from prior knowledge of past events when planets made similar configurations relative to the Earth.
The outer planets are called Transpersonal planets - in that they affect populations, and nations, and therefore, large-scale consequences have impact on the lives of groups and individuals, who, if should these transiting planets make aspect to personal nativities - will bring about significant and long-lasting effects on many lives as a result.
If you have natal or progressed planetary positions, or angles close to, or at sensitive cardinal degrees; my advice is to take it easy.
Do your best to avoid impulsive actions, and generally reacting to any given emotion - especially if prodded by others.
You may be frustrated at the lack of progress in your life this year, and next; however, any frustration can be amplified by the cardinal crisis transits, thus turning molehills into mountains, and, under these powerful inclinations - into life-changing events.
After summer 2010 has passed, and given way to the fall season in the northern hemisphere, you will hear of many previous events which took place over the summer - inclined by the cardinal T-square transits - so that by October, November, and December 2010 many people will have be feeling strong emotions of regret, grief, and recriminations from the tragedies that have taken place.
To understand what the possibilities of cardinal crisis transits may be, and what effects may occur in the lives of populations & individuals: I have prepared a general outlook below which describes what I see will be some of the various manifestations and influences of the planets which form the Cardinal T-Square transits.
These planets will play a very significant role over the next ten years; as they transit the signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn - the cardinal seasonal points which reflect the seasons of spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
These are sensitive world points, and should never be taken for granted.
They seek to initiate Action By Impulse
- Aries is hot, barren, dry, and acts via aggressive haste.
- Cancer is warm, fruitful, wet, and acts by domestic safety.
- Libra is cool, airy, dry, and acts via social balance.
- Capricorn is colder, wet, and acts by authoritative structure.
These are the driving forces that can lead to major accidents, deaths, and various other forms of negative outcomes that will have long-lasting impacts on many lives for years to come.
Participating in events where there are large crowds of people, and extended travel is highly unfavorable during 2010, and the first half of the year 2011.
My mundane and natal forecasts continue to warn against taking chances and risks, particularly in the months of June, July, August, & September 2010.
I continue to forecast that travel is highly unfavorable in 2010, and into the first half of 2011. It is advised to use caution before planning any extended trips and vacations during the summer months in the northern hemisphere this year.
Accidents in, over, and around bodies of water is forecasted. Travel on the high seas is especially dangerous. Vacationers who plan to spend this summer on boats and/or cruise ships are warned that this is a dangerous year for these activities.
This is a summer to exercise prudence and to stay close to home; considering the strong cardinal inclinations abound worldwide.
The cardinal energies are simply too hasty, too impulsive, headstrong, arrogant, overly-physical, and people tend to be too easily dismissive towards caution and safety.
Those who fail to heed these warnings are literally taking risks with their own lives along with the lives of others.
Carefully think about your plans this year, and take note of all travel advisories before considering extended vacations - especially overseas. This simply is not the year for such activities.
Because the outer planets transit slower than the inner planets around the Sun; the inclinations of transpersonal planets in cardinal signs, for the most part, will continue through the entire decade of the 2010s. This is especially the case with Uranus & Pluto.
As Saturn transits the last degrees of tropical Virgo in spring 2010, the world will experience the fourth opposition (April 26) of Saturn to Uranus, transiting in the late degrees of Pisces.
The energies and inclinations of a Saturn/Uranus opposition are always powerful. This opposition has been in effect since November 2008.
Events since that year: from the spread of the global economic crisis to the election of Barack Obama as the 44th American President since Saturn & Uranus formed their first opposition since the mid-1960s has signaled changing times ahead as we come to the end of the first decade of the21st century.
The ingress of Pluto into tropical Capricorn (Nov. 26, 2008) also signaled that a new world era was on the horizon.
Saturn's motion to that of Uranus & Pluto in 2010 is about to form a cardinal T-Square configuration relative to the Earth that has not been seen since the early 1930s.
It is not a surprise then that the world economy nearly collapsed in 2008-2009 due to the inclinations of these outer planets.
The year 2010 opened with Saturn making a preview transit in Libra, where it will spend the next 2.5 year transiting from July 21, 2010 to October 5, 2012.
During the spring months in the northern hemisphere, the planets Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto will move into position - forming a cardinal cross in the Zodiacal Signs of Aries, Libra and Capricorn - this is called the Cardinal Crisis Transits.
Cardinal signs act, and react on impulse. The worst of these hasty Signs is Aries, and it is here we will see Jupiter and Uranus make entry during the spring of 2010 as they oppose Saturn in Virgo, and then, Libra.
Uranus enters Aries on May 27, 2010, followed by Jupiter on June 5th. Both planets will meet in their first conjunction since 1997 at 00-Aries - the point of the vernal equinox.
This is highly significant for the world, as it marks a powerful opening of a new era being forecasted for a world which is uncertain about the future.
The opposition from Saturn to Jupiter & Uranus is unfavorable. The inclinations of Jupiter & Uranus' transit in Pisces/Aries to that of Saturn's position in Virgo/Libra signifies powerful forces working against the interests of the other.
This is what oppositions usually bring to the table, and the outer planets raise the world energies in cardinal signs that show haste, and impulse as main drivers of action.
To neutralize the cardinal inclinations - slow down. Be patient. Observe, and be aware of others; especially dysfunctional people.
Emotional disturbances are very common under cardinal inclinations; causing accidents and unnecessary violence and deaths from impulsive behavior.
These are powerful cardinal inclinations and great care must be taken by the wise to rein in those who show any signs of emotional impulsiveness and poor judgment. Remember, the cardinal crisis transits will last for at least 4-5 years from 2010.
There are bound to be mass protests in many nations. There will also be social uprisings, and riots ~ mainly as a result of populations feeling as if they have been shafted by massive levels of corruption, and, they will be correct in their beliefs.
How all this will be handled will depend greatly on the ability of leaders in their fields along with those who lead governments and nations to be honest with people, and to bring to justice those who caused the global economic crisis.
In April 2010, the focus has been on the economic crisis in Europe over the bailout of the nation of Greece, suffering its worst crisis in modern history.
From the Financial Times ~
"The International Monetary Fund is looking at raising its share of Greece’s financial rescue package by €10bn ($13.2bn) amid fears that the planned €45bn bail-out will fail to prevent the country’s debt crisis from spiraling out of control.
Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic fell on Tuesday, with leading European indices suffering their heaviest falls of the year, after Standard & Poor’s cut Greece’s long-term credit rating to junk status. The struggling nation is the first Eurozone member to have its debt downgraded to junk level.
Shares in Athens fell 6 per cent as banks plunged more than 9 per cent. Greek government bonds suffered further heavy falls on growing concern that the country may need to restructure its debts in spite of the proposed Eurozone and IMF rescue.
Portugal’s stock market was down nearly 5 per cent as Lisbon’s long-term credit ratings were also reduced to by two notches from A plus to A minus, reflecting the country’s weakening public finances.
Senior bankers and officials in Washington and Athens told the Financial Times that the IMF was in talks to increase its aid contribution by €10bn. The fund could make that sum available under a planned three-year loan, according to an Athens-based analyst familiar with the talks.
Investors and policy specialists said that expectations of the size of the three-year package in Washington policy circles had increased to at least €70bn.
The EU has so far proposed to provide €30bn and the IMF €15bn. “The fund’s current ceiling for Greece is €25bn and the release of the extra amount is under discussion,” the analyst said. The IMF declined to comment on the size of the package."The Dow reacted with a 1.9-percent drop from the news on April 27. This comes one day after the fourth exact opposition of Saturn-Uranus.
"Where does it end? 100 billion? 1 trillion? 1 quadrillion? And yes America, this is your money, going to bail out Greece... Then Portugal... Then Ukraine....Then Dubai....Then Italy....Then Spain....Then Hungary....Then the Baltics...Then the UK....Then Japan... and by the time we have to bail ourselves out, there will be nothing left, except the Turbo Bernanke 3000 dry heaving with an empty ink cartridge and empty paper cart, while gold oz will be worth one quadrillion Benjamins (or is that Bernankes).
In the meantime, as Erik Nielsen, who finally woke up, predicted, the final bailout cost of Greece alone will be €150 billion. So the IMF will do rookie mistake 101 and keep raising the bailout requirement incrementally, even as the depositor runs on Greek banks and the ongoing strikes and riots, destroy the country...But at least in the meantime the dollar will get devalued and Wells-JPM-BofA/REIT investors will be happy."
We can see how the Cardinal Crisis transits are now in play during the lead-up to their initial series of global transits by late spring 2010 through to the year 2014.
The resulting social and geopolitical implications of massive levels of widespread fraud and corruption from a single generation of international players: investment banks, politicians, and hedge fund speculators - has now led whole nations to the brink of financial default.
Greece's situation reflects the coming Cardinal crisis for the world, as it has been reported that Greek banks may run out of collateral used to get funding from the European Central Bank as Greece's debt continues to fall in value. The fears of major runs on banks by Greece's population remains a serious concern, as it has for months.
See - Worries of Greece Bank Runs
Every single day of delay, political maneuvering and obfuscation merely throws to the wind what should have been the application of common sense.
The world transits will play on this to no end, and, in the end ~ the bad decisions, widespread corruption, mismanagement, financial and political fraud, and the very poor leadership of the recent past will bring home to roost ~ in many nations ~ the true realities of the future times to come.
See - Part Two Of Spain Is Dying
These powerful cardinal world transits will not allow any more time to be lost; nor will they allow the "can to be kicked further down the road." This will be seen to be true in a short time, according to the mundane transits.
Under the cardinal crisis transits ~ avoid hasty behavior, imprudent decisions, rushing around, impulse, and do not allow others to act, or react negatively; since these are the very people who allowed themselves to be so inclined by choice, or, mostly, by ignorance.
My forecasts are written to be of helpful service to those who will listen, and heed these global warnings. Make good use of them as you will ~ but remember ~ foretold is forewarned.
I do my service as a mundane astrologer for those who are keen to know how future planetary inclinations may influence the potential global trends and events to come.
Negative attitudes within personal areas of responsibility against those of personal freedom. People generally demand strict obedience to their authority but will rebel against authority at the same time.
Much cooperation is needed to avoid falling into the unfavorable inclinations of Saturn's opposition to Uranus.
A sustained cycle where much insight, honesty, and awareness is needed to offset the powerful tendency to be rigid and unforgiving in personal and professional affairs.
Extreme viewpoints expressed by the ignorant and mentally ill fall under this influence. Loud public pronouncements shouted with wild mannerisms expressing inconsistent attitudes can be observed.
Common sights are: bugged-eye pundits uttering unsubstantiated personal opinions as facts; personal attacks, insults, and acerbic comments designed to bring attention to oneself.
Impulse, haste, snap judgments, immaturity, poor communication skills lacking any sign of social grace and basic manners can be observed.
Negative emotional attitudes bordering on signs of stress and mental illness is also quite common.
There is widespread conflict between the old order and the new emerging order. This is generational.
Groups and individuals battle against corruption of the old establishment, while the old establishment denies losing their clout, and remain fixated on old methods, rejecting anything "new" that threatens their established order.
Concepts and ideas in economic, business and political affairs tend to be impractical, unreliable, and eccentric. Economic life continues to run at a low ebb.
See - Part 3 Of Spain Is Dying
These conflicts play out with professional and personal relationships in a pre-revolutionary manner - pushing relationships to breaking points.
Saturn's opposition to Uranus is unfavorable when dealing with joint accounts, finances, corporate business affairs, inheritances, insurance, and all economic matters important to organizations, groups, and individuals.
The economic climate is highly stressed, with conflicts between the "old" and the "new" at extremes and waiting for the breaking points to arrive.
Selfish motives within organizations, and groups tend to be those where others try to take credit for the work of others in order to advance their own careers leading to estrangements between associates, colleagues and friends.
Ulterior motives abound, as do negative emotions, rampant cynicism; along with personal and professional betrayals. The feelings are quite intense, as oppositions tend to be.
Saturn's inflexibility grinds against Uranus' desire for significant change. The events that have taken place in the world since 2001 is now moving into the "release" phase and into the second decade of the 2010s.
As the fifth and last Saturn/Uranus opposition peaks by July/August 2010, we should observe strong emotions worldwide; seeking a "release" from the pent up energies, anger, and recriminations that have built up over the recent decade of the 2000s.
General signs of paranoia exists within groups and organizations is one feature of a Saturn/Pluto Square. The large-scale implications of actions taken in government, business, and political groups often force people to face dangerous situations of a sinister nature.
The will power of those involved in personal and professional intrigues is heightened to the point of very negative inclinations with some people using coercive methods to achieve what they perceive as success.
Under Saturn/Pluto this can feature acts of blackmail, threats, and plots at the highest levels of government, within political groups, and corporations.
Paranoid individuals with extreme opinions, and viewpoints is also common under A Saturn/Pluto square.
The emotions can be deep, but the insights are often clouded by dishonorable associations and emotions to individuals and groups who do not have the best interests of others at heart.
Some individuals will find themselves battling against corruption and rampant dishonesty within organizations, or within associations, be they professional or personal with attacks on their reputation coming as a result of fighting dishonest persons and groups.
The coming revelations of widespread corruption in global financial markets, on Wall Street, and other stock markets will be under the Saturn/Pluto square.
Forcing major players to fight for their freedom because of accusations of the theft of tens of billions of dollars leading to a worldwide global recession.
Corporate power plays take center stage under the cardinal crisis transits with increasing political pressure and regulatory scrutiny on major banks, insurance companies, and those implicated in widespread financial malfeasance over the last decade.
The focus on these areas: unemployment, insurance, housing, stock markets, hedge funds, secret bank accounts, general economics, political and government affairs, alimony, and inheritances - is all common under the influences of Saturn's square from Libra to Pluto in Capricorn.
It is also common under these inclinations for opposing groups and individuals to use negative, dishonest, and evil means to obtain personal/profession advantages over others; or attempts to hide past acts of malfeasance to avoid implicating others involved in acts of corruption.
This often backfires under the Saturn/Pluto square and results in public scandal along with damage to the reputation and the careers of those who used negative means to gain what they "perceive" to be an advantage.
Nowhere does "do unto others as you would have them do unto you' applies more than under a Saturn/Pluto world square.
The effect on personal and professional connections can be long-lasting with people completely breaking off any further association with friends, family and colleagues.
Power struggles - both internal and external - is a main theme of a Saturn/Pluto Square.
The will-power is increased, but the personal judgment is often very poor. This gives way to intense emotions that are not clearly understood enough to make valuable judgment calls on all levels of decisions.
Often, decisions are based on perceived "associations" with others who are not one's friends, nor who share one's common interests, except to advance their own personal interests while using others as a means to and end. Very common under Saturn's square to Pluto.
After the square aspect passes, the events which have taken place under its influences are fully revealed, leading to permanent estrangements from those once trusted and valued as friends, associates, or lovers.
Saturn's continued transit through Libra (2010-2012) then features a full distrust and estrangement from those who used dishonest means during the Saturn/Pluto inclinations.
These estrangements will last a very long time and trust will never be restored after the world square aspect has moved out of orb.
The Jupiter/Pluto Square acts much like that of Saturn's square to Pluto. Jupiter's motion into Aries in mid-2010, and then again in February 2011, will square Pluto in tropical Capricorn.
The same kinds of conflicts under Saturn's influence by square to Pluto comes into action with hasty, impulsive and headstrong promotion of one's opinions as facts to gain a perceived advantage over others.
Temptation is strong with inclinations to use dishonest means to get what one thinks they want.
Rampant litigation under Jupiter's inclinations lead to a rush toward legal wars without first seeing the bigger picture. With the Jupiter square to Pluto: it is the forest first, the trees second, but do make sure you count each tree.
The contradictions of this is simple:
Jupiter's square to Pluto, in combination to its conjunction to Uranus in opposition to Saturn, and by square to Pluto, and back, fully complicates matters, so as to act as a powerful feedback loop with amplifiers about to blow loudly if the volume of intensity is not turned down.
The energies of the Cardinal Cross transits are simply too strong. Patience, slowing down, and reposing are the keys to effectively neutralizing these powerful cardinal inclinations.
Under the Jupiter/Pluto square, serious mistakes are often made preparing legal cases without first laying down the proper practical groundwork.
Often, this comes about because of ego, and headstrong acts featuring arrogance and pride; but wholly failing to take into account the small, but very important details.
The majority of litigation made under these influences will collapse like a house of cards after months of what seemed like a iron-clad case.
The only way to neutralize this transit, as with all the others of the Cardinal Crisis transits is to slow down, and to be strictly honest at all times in all personal and business affairs.
Also, the need to remain detached and practical while plodding step-by-step without ego, impulse, and haste. This is the antidote to the impulsive inclinations of cardinal transits.
Power-plays, and forced acts of coercion, with promotions of extreme expressions of personal, political and religious viewpoints is quite common under this global square.
Often, one's aspirations to remake others comes with neglecting one's own house while confused attitudes about ethics and morality are cast aside in favor of haste and impulse - rushing to judgment.
Struggles with corrupted individuals and groups is also common under a Jupiter/Pluto Square.
Criminal underworld groups, and their associates often war against one another in the perceived struggle for "power," without understanding the dire future implications of their violent acts which, in time, will return upon the very people involved in these evil affairs.
There can be dubious spiritual practices featuring over-optimistic false spiritual, religious and political beliefs shaped by the realization that there are large-scale forces at work that the individual (s) have been forced to see as a result of changes in lifestyles.
The square aspect in this respect can be positive if the individual (s) remember to not act in haste or impulse in accepting too easily that which is being realized.
Under the cardinal crisis transits, there are efforts by others to remake or coerce others to partake in evil behaviors - effectively using people to do the things which "appear" to advance the interests of those who agree to take part in actions, or groups.
After the 2010 Jupiter/Pluto Square comes another one by mid-2013 into the year 2014.
This will be part of the Grand Cardinal Cross of 2014 showing powerful cardinal inclinations of haste, and impulse that feeds into the coming Uranus-Pluto Squares of the 2010s.
Again, there is a sense that things are not changing as quickly as people would like them to, and the ramifications of the decade of the 2000s continue to persist into the early years of the 2010s.
Unless the problems of rampant past corruption - especially in the financial sector - then this world Grand Cross, with Jupiter now in Cancer, as part of another series of cardinal crisis configurations - will return to bite back with a vengeance in 2014.
Pisces/Aries - Virgo/Libra
Jupiter at 0-10 degrees Taurus
Such will be the case with the 2010-2012 opposition of Jupiter/Saturn. During these oppositions expect business to suffer as the generational transition continues over the course of Jupiter's opposition to Saturn.
Because of the poor economic climate some people may resort towards using questionable tactics to get ahead and make money.
With the business climate contracted, some will seek shortcuts and dubious actions to get ahead while others continue to face competition with limited resources.
The desired expansion of business is fraught with frustration after frustration, red-tape, barriers, blocks, delays, and legal problems. Rising defaults & bankruptcies increase as a result of past mismanagement of resources and corruption with credit conditions tighter than normal.
See - Professor Warren Warns About 2011-2014
It is an unfavorable time to expand business concerns, or to take chances because of the uncertainty of finances, contracts and commitments from others, who tend to be unreliable due to limited resources, confusion, lack of planning, procrastination, and a general lack of honesty and fair play.
The crush of competition, fighting for a limited amount of customers, with resources lacking can further cause disruptions in professional and personal lives to the point of some leaving entire industries for good.
This will continue under the inclinations of Jupiter's opposition to Saturn.
It is a poor time to seek favors from others, as the business climate of 2010-2012 will continue to suffer from immense commercial & residential real estate losses, double-digit unemployment, and a general sense of malaise from an aging generational establishment.
Those seeing support from official institutions, such as federal, state, and local agencies, may find themselves frustrated with the lack of help usually expected from these offices.
This is because those in positions of power are either on their way out the door themselves, or have become cold and unsympathetic to those in need; preferring instead to look out only for themselves.
While this takes place, many people will see their own personal and professional responsibilities increase; while wages continue to stagnate from the lack of resources, which will be limited because of prior economic corruption and waste.
The opposition of Jupiter to Saturn can test what the true balance really is between being optimistic, and being pessimistic. Much will depend on the ability of the individual to be creative, and patient, while the opposition is underway.
It will not last forever, so those who are looking for opportunities during this time should be aware to remain cautiously optimistic, while clearly seeing what the true barriers to success will be during 2010 to 2012.
Most, if not all of the barriers are those held by people with cold, conservative and uncompromising attitudes. Hypocrisy and distorted moral values is also common under a Jupiter/Saturn opposition.
What used to make sense, and would be expected as normal modes of operation and procedures is perverted by the unyielding attitudes of uncompromising people.
Many of these people will be older, and due to the transit of Saturn, will exhibit rigid views without realizing that in a short period of time after the opposition has waned and passed; that they themselves will receive similar treatment from the very people whom they denied opportunities and relief.
The conflicts which come about during 2010-2012 under the Jupiter/Saturn opposition will tend towards ethics; morals; joint finances, family responsibilities, friendships, associations, romantic relationships, partnerships and corporate struggles that will test the reliability and strength of relationships in general.
The Jupiter/Saturn opposition will begin to weaken in February 2012, and by the end of March 2012, will move out of orb.
There can be tendencies to push things too quickly, to overreach with big plans, and grandiose ideas without firming up foundations.
Under this influence come attempts to force, to coerce, or to remake others - claiming one's desires to reform other while not paying attention to one's own need for it personally. This is also extended internationally.
There are unexpected hostile dealings with foreigners for those outside their home countries, and those overseas tend towards being unpredictable and unreliable.
Prudence, tact, and foresight is strong advised among all parties, be they individuals, groups, companies, organizations or nations.
- 25º Libra - "The sign of an autumn leaf brings to a pilgrim the sudden revelation of the mystery of life and death."
- 26º Libra - "An Eagle and a large White Dove Turning into each other."
Handling this world square will not be an easy matter after the failures of the past generation to resolve many of the outstanding issues of the end of the 20th century, and the decade of the 2000s.
By July 2011, transiting Uranus will come very close to performing a near-exact square to Pluto in Capricorn, but Uranus will station retrograde on July 9, 2011 - delaying the first exact square with Pluto for 11 more months.
Uranus and Pluto, as slow moving outer planets, will remain in orb for most of the decade of the 2010s. Their most powerful inclinations occur from 2011 to the year 2018.
The first of seven (7) exact squares begins officially on June 24, 2012 with Uranus and Pluto square at 8-Capricorn. This is the first in a series of very powerful world square aspects between both planets relative to the Earth.
An unprecedented Seven (7) exact squares occur in just three (3) years: 2012 to 2015
(*) = significant dates
2. *September 18-19, 2012 – second square at 6-degrees Aries/Capricorn
3. May 20, 2013 – third square at 11-degrees Aries/Capricorn
4. November 1, 2013 – fourth square at 9-degrees Aries/Capricorn
5. *April 21, 2014 – fifth square at 13-degrees Aries/Capricorn
6. December 14-15, 2014 – sixth square at 12-degrees Aries/Capricorn
7. *March 16-17, 2015 – seventh global square at 15-degrees Aries/Capricorn
The Bank Crisis and Stock Market Crash of 1929-33 fueled the early years of the Great Depression with rising waves of petty crime and bank robberies. The resulting foreclosures of homes, businesses and family farms amid a depressed global economic system cast a dark shadow over the world.
The NYSE reaching its lowest trading point in history. Weather anomalies under the influence of Uranus in Aries led to the hottest year in U.S. history in 1933-34 with drought and dust storms raging across the American Midwest.
Meanwhile, political extremism ensued with the rise of tyrants, as Adolf Hitler rose to power in Germany while in Japan, radical forms of militarism spread so much that it was being openly taught in elementary and high schools.
The revolts, rebellions and revolutionary sentiments under the Uranus/Pluto squares thus paved the way for the Second World War that followed by the end of the 1930s.
Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn revolve their squares worldwide for much of the 2010s, but the most powerful periods are between 2012 through 2015.
This is a time of great upsets within nations which have now experienced at least four to seven years in the wake of the global economic crisis.
Uranus' penchant for sudden change against Pluto's desire structure in Capricorn for a kind of transformational war that butt heads over the "kinds" of new changes to be realized and those not to be supported.
While this is happening, populations around the world seem to have had it to their chins with the constant disruptions of their lives; the losses of lifestyles over the years.
They react powerfully by demanding immediate changes without question while the forces of the status quo and old establishment refuse to yield - deciding to procrastinate even more.
Groups, organizations and individuals have become radicalized by the events since 2008. So much so, that by the time (June 2012) of the first of seven exact Uranus/Pluto square social unrest is a certainty in regions around the world.
There are increasing signs of rebellions, revolts and foreboding examples of revolutionary sentiments expressed in various nations upset with the status quo, represented by Pluto in Capricorn.
It seems everything is on the table here: economic, social, political and religious structures are be challenged from all sides. People want change, and intend on getting it.
The headstrong inclinations of Aries, with Uranus in it's 7-year transit in this sign, squaring Pluto can indicate sudden deaths coming about unexpectedly; usually through acts of violence, and from common accidents, and unexpected large-scale disasters related to weather extremes.
Past associations, friendships and relationships can become radically changed under Uranus and Pluto's cardinal squares. It is at this time, between 2012-2015 that companies that were hanging on by a thread financially - can suddenly break and fall into bankruptcy.
The entry of Neptune into tropical Pisces in February 2012 will impress dissolution on failing companies afterward, with a slow, but gradual death into the mid-to-late 2010s.
The sudden losses associated with Uranus' transit in Aries can bring about greater financial losses than expected while corporations continue to witness power struggles as the generational transition picks up speed in the early to mid-2010s.
The revolutionary sentiments inclined by Uranus/Pluto come about as a result of the frustrations of the decade of the 2000s.
The global economic crisis, and the resulting societal effects have angered many populations who feel that their governments and representatives were not representing them, but corporate monied-interests that pilfered society's resources.
The resulting backlash featured under the Uranus/Pluto squares of the 2010s will be widespread, and quite unsettling for those involved in the mismanagement of trillions of dollars and euros over the previous decade.
Rising crime can be a problem; also fueled by the lack of resources because of the Banking Crisis of 2008-2012.
Hasty and impulsive actions to acquire money through illegal acts become more public as law and order seems to be failing to take hold of the rising tide of criminal acts perpetuated by career criminals let out on the streets after being released from prison, but not reformed.
State officials, under pressure financially, are forced to release thousands of prisoners in the early 2010s to relieve the system from overcrowding.
State lawmakers all over the U.S., who say they need to save money from the devastating losses in state revenues say must release tens of thousands of convicts from prison in the 2010s, including drug addicts, thieves and violent criminals.
If there has been little reform of the system during the time of incarcerations, then obviously the lingering effects of the economic crisis that awaits convicts on the street can be a threat to public safety under the Uranus/Pluto squares.
By the spring of 2014, things become quite tense again globally with another Cardinal Cross - this time a Grand Cross configuration featuring Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto in the Signs of Libra, Cancer, Aries and Capricorn.
Grand Cross configurations in cardinal signs seek immediate release of strong, emotional pent-up energies.
By April 2014, there is a sense among populations that they have had enough. They eject the usual explainations behind the causes of the economic crisis, which, by this time, will have persisted at various levels significantly enough to cause outright revolts in some nations.
At the same time, international tensions are sure to be high as well. There is a strong need for calm, but strong diplomacy as the Cardinal Grand Cross energies peak by April & May 2014.
Resolution of conflicts between nations can occur by utilizing cooperative stances, as well as using the carrot and stick method to bring unwilling parties to the bargaining tables to resolve differences.
The energies of Uranus Square Pluto can be violent. Accidents, and deaths are caused by haste, impulse, and the refusal to be patient, and tolerant.
Aries is the Sign of haste/impulse, while Pluto seeks general transformation, but through a gradual and steady use of the authority, forms, disciplines and structures of Capricorn.
The clashes between pre-revolutionary forces and those managing the old systems of structure can meet in the middle, but this can only be accomplished through diplomacy, understanding with all sides being flexible.
Uranus' transit in square to Pluto will undoubtedly shape much of the international climate of the 2010s to the point that presidents, prime ministers, diplomats, national leaders, CEOs, managers, and all those in executive positions will have to carefully determine how best to handle their respective leadership roles over the next 10-12 years.
It will not be easy. Those who make the effort to plan ahead, and who are flexible in their thinking, and their attitudes, will do much better than those who are not.
Nonetheless, expect the global square of Uranus to Pluto to be the prime cardinal inclinational force that will make world news time and again through the decade of the 2010s, and into the mid-2020s.
While all of the above sounds quite bleak, with doom and gloom potentially forecasted; we must remember that the planets incline people - but they do not compel.
Those who do act out will be those who are already unbalanced. This is one sure sign that a person, groups, organizations, etc., who are reactionary are not healthy enough to continue in whatever positions they are in because of the coming global transits.
I strongly advise that anyone who shows clear signs of being influenced by these unfavorable cardinal inclinations (reactionaries, ideologues, over-emotional, erratic & impulsive behaviors, haste, nervousness, etc.) should be removed from their positions; as they will surely make matters worse rather than better under these cardinal inclinations.
We all have the capacity, will power and creativity to neutralize the inclinations transits by our thoughts, words and actions.
The influences of the planets test us to see if each one of us, despite the influences, is able to withstand the temptations of hate, greed, corruption, violence, and warfare that has long plagued humanity.
Cooperation among populations, nations, groups, organizations and individuals is always the best antidotes for such powerful world transits.
Squares are challenges, but, when used properly, can lead to wonderful outcomes, using the power of the square to progress.
The opposition is a aspect that contrasts against what is perceived as the "other," and is more difficult to handle without understanding and cooperation.
But surely, these cardinal transits are reactionary - to the extreme.
To handle these energies, it will require letting go of the past, and especially letting go of rigid ideology.
It requires the knowledge, patience and tolerance of different points of view which can be shared to bring about a general understanding to progress - rather than to regress into negative behavior patterns and ideological extremes and pettiness.
The transits of the outer celestial bodies move so slowly as to make it difficult for people to handle without becoming so inclined to react emotionally to such long-lasting inclinations over periods of time.
How world events play out over the coming decade of the 2010s will determine in large part the decade of the 2020s.
So, there is a great opportunity for humanity in the 2010s to come to terms with the past and to move forward into this new century without the baggage of the 20th century.
To rid our world of the brooding and fearful angst of ideological generations always at war with itself, and to take hold of a new mantle of positive change.
By doing so, and bringing about thoughts and acts of compassion, tolerance, respect, and creativity, so the inclinations of the global transits ahead can be used towards positive transformations; rather than those which are violent, reactionary and ideological.
Should humanity heed this call, and take to heart the potentials of healthy progress - to face the future with a smile - not a regressive frown - then yes, there is always hope.
To face this future - not with our backs turned against it - but facing forward - then the possibilities are endless as we head into the second decade of the 21st century.
This future ahead is a fresh, blank canvas which can be filled with positive words, creative ideas, healthy acts of cooperation, common interests, and beautiful images.
Or that canvas can be splattered with ideological angst, rants, selfishness, pettiness, curses, violence and blood from acts of disgust.
All this depends on each and every person on Earth; be they individuals, couples, friends, families, groups, organizations, governments, and nations.
In the Pistis Sophia, we discover there is a heavy price to pay for those who would violate the laws of the spirit, and that one's very soul will surely be held to account for what one has done - either for good, or for evil.
So, we know this ~ each person's fate - every single person's very destiny - will depend on just what they choose to put on that blank canvas of the future.