The Cardinal Crisis Years
The next 4-5 years will be very important in the lives of people in the world according to my estimation of the world transits.
It is my perspective that the world is now in the midst of generational change, and transition. This is the main reason for the disruptions in the world of late.
It is the failure of one generational establishment to face the truth of its own aging, and their parents, the oligarchy that is at the end of its time on Earth, and their fears of passage back into the spiritual world.
No matter, for this happens throughout human history, and will be so for the Pluto in Cancer and Pluto in Leo generations, both of which have served as ruling establishments from 1975 to 2011.
This is a period of 36 years, which is a special number in astrology.
The "angst" of both generations has come to its end nearly, and will, by March 2011, be over with, confirmed by the celestial transits.
Whether one believes in astrology or not, the planetary influences on you and the world around you are very real. The incline you, and all that is around you. People tend to forget (I do not know why, that our Earth is also a planet.)
Every inch of the Earth is covered in lines of electromagnetic forces. The magnetic forces vary in tones, vibrations, and strength across regions of the world.
I read and interpret the causes, and effects of these forces. Sometimes they weaken, and cause significant changes over world regions.
Similarly, the forces strengthen, and do the same.
These variations are caused by the movements of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars relative to the Earth. Astrologers call these motions, and their influences transits.
The forces of transits are astrophysical causes. We feel them here on Earth as geophysical effects.
Astrophysical (cause) to Geophysical (effects.)
Basically, that is what Astrology amounts to.
I study it natally, or personally for individuals in my work as a professional astrologer, and transpersonally, for the world, as a mundane astrologer.
The term Mundus is Latin, meaning "of the world" and as an astrologer who works natally and on planetary revolutions, I study and forecast from my insights into the electromagnetic mathematical aspects between the celestial bodies and the Earth, as they correlate to the transits of the past, the present, and the future.
That's what any astrologer does: read and interpret the complex variables of planetary motions and their influences on Earth and synthesize all of it into answers, understanding and forecasts.
It can be a strange job, but it's also very hard work. It is time-consuming, demanding, and requires the ability to concentrate for very long periods of time on very important subjects without being disturbed by the trivialities of daily life. Not an easy job at all, which any professional astrologer will attest.
But, someone has got to do the job, right?
Astrologers are need like no other time before in history. There have been times in the past where this has also been true. Yet, today, the countries of the world are more aware of one another and share in earth community like never before.
So what happens in one region of the world can affect another much quicker than ever before. Billions of people worldwide communicate and interact daily with one another instantaneously.
There are few skilled astrologers these days to handle the enormous amounts of work to be done just to keep up with the planetary transits and their influences on the world. The students of astrology must catch up to help fill the gap and take on more astrological responsibility.
This is because everything is always in motion, all the time. So obviously, 24 hours a day, every single day, for every hour, minute, and second - the transits are always in motion. This is why we see the same motions, and changes in the weather, for instance.
Whenever major planets, such as those from Mars through to Pluto transit in these signs, they form hard mathematical aspects to one another, mainly in the form of squares and oppositions.
These are the inclinations of the planets Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
Manhattan, New York: May 2010
The inclinations can cause great transpersonal events to take place which affect populations, nations, governments, and all matters associated with greater influences over communities, socially, and professionally.
We have entered this new cycle in 2008, and are now moving into the first series of Cardinal inclinations during the months of June, July, August and September 2010.
The threats that exist are real, and military conflicts are sure to inflame passions through the summer months of the northern hemisphere.
Athens, Greece: May 2010
Nature in Ecuador & Guatemala: Volcanic eruptions as Uranus entered Aries: May 2010
Here is a condensed list of major planetary motions relative to the Earth from 2010 to early 2011:
- April 6-7 - Pluto stations retrograde at 5-Capricorn
- April 7, 2010 - Saturn re-enters tropical Virgo
- April 26, 2010 - Saturn opposes Uranus (4th opposition)
- May 23, 2010 - Jupiter opposes Saturn (first time since 1990-91)
- May 27-28, 2010 - Uranus enters tropical Aries
- May 30th, 2010 - Saturn stations direct motion at 27-Virgo
- June 5-6, 2010 - Jupiter enters tropical Aries
- June 6-7, 2010 - Mars enters tropical Virgo
- June 8, 2010 - Jupiter conjoins Uranus at 0-Aries
- July 5, 2010 - Uranus stations retrograde at 0-Aries
- July 8, 2010 - Jupiter turns North in declination
- July 11, 2010 - New Moon total eclipse at 19-Cancer (not seen in N. America)
- July 21, 2010 - Saturn re-enters tropical Libra for good
- July 23, 2010 - Jupiter stations retrograde
- July 25, 2010 - Jupiter Squares Pluto
- July 26, 2010 - Fifth Saturn/Uranus opposition
- July 31, 2010 - Mars & Jupiter turn S in Declination
- July 31 - Mars conjoins Saturn at 0-Libra
- August 3, 2010 - Jupiter, retrograde, Squares Pluto again
- August 6, 2010 - Venus turns South in Declination
- August 13-14, 2010 - Uranus re-enters tropical Pisces
- August 16, 2010 - Jupiter Opposes Saturn
- August 20, 2010 - Mercury retrogrades in Virgo
- August 21, 2010 - Saturn Squares Pluto
- September 8, 2010 - Saturn turns South in declination
- September 8, 2010 - New Moon at 15-Virgo
- September 8, 2010 - Venus enters Scorpio
- September 8-9, 2010 - Jupiter re-enters tropical Pisces
- September 12, 2010 - Mercury stations direct
- September 14, 2010 - Pluto stations direct
- September 14, 2010 - Mars enters Scorpio
- September 19, 2010 - Jupiter conjoins Uranus for first time in Pisces
- October 8, 2010 - Venus retrograde in Scorpio
- October 29-30 - Venus turns to "morning star" phase for ten months
- November 6, 7, 2010 - Neptune direct in motion
- November 18 - Venus stations direct
- November 18 - Jupiter stations direct
- December 5, 6- Uranus stations direct motion
- December 10-30 - Mercury retrograde
- January 4, 2011 - Jupiter conjoins Uranus a third time
- January 22, 2011 - Jupiter enters Aries
- Jan. 25, 26 - Saturn stations retrograde 17-Libra
- February 25, 2011 - Jupiter Squares Pluto
- March 3, 2011 - Transiting Lunar Nodes shift to Mutable Quality of Sagittarius & Gemini
- March 11-12, 2011 - Uranus enters Aries (first time in 84 years)
- March 28, 2011 - Jupiter opposes Saturn
The internal battles in Greece because of heavy sovereign debt and deep austerity will re-ignite over the summer months of 2010.
That 1,000 point drop: May 6, 2010 proved to be one of the strangest days in the history of the Dow Jones. A mysterious "1,000-point" plunge in the afternoon hours, blamed on a "fat finger," lost money for tens of thousands of traders and nearly collapsed the stock market. Federal authorities investigate, but the "glitch" still has not been explained nearly a month later.
The year 2011 is the start of a new cycle, mainly brought on by the official entry of Uranus into Aries, the first time in 84 years.
~ Mundane Forecast: 2010-2015 ~
Years - signified by the planets involved & their inclinations:
- Saturn oppose Uranus -
Much cooperation is needed to avoid falling into the unfavorable inclinations of Saturn's opposition to Uranus.
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.
There is widespread conflict between the old order and the new emerging order. This is generational.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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."
An unprecedented Seven (7) exact squares occur in just three (3) years: 2012 to 2015
(*) = significant dates
1. June 24, 2012 – first global square at 8-degrees Aries/Capricorn
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 last time Uranus and Pluto met in global square aspect was during the 1930s. This was a decade of reactionary, extreme right-wing politics, revolutionary socialism, rising crime, rebellions, revolts, and restrictive laws gradually reducing freedoms throughout Europe and the then-Soviet Union.
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.
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.
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.
State officials, under pressure financially, are forced to release thousands of prisoners in the early 2010s to relieve the system from overcrowding.
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.
This will take time, but will be fully completed by the mid-2010s.
Baby Boomers, those with Pluto in Leo, are now the new elderly in the world. As they leave the establishment, there are personal concerns and questions: What now? What am I to do? Where am I to go?
There are consequences to all of this, and it will be felt in the 2010s for the Baby Boomers.
I observed this happen with the Baby Boomer generation in the year 2000, right after the millennium. For all the exciting talk about "future" and a "new world" & "Jetson's society" - every year of the 2000s was spent, not looking forward, but looking back.
I have consistently advised my baby boomer clients to reject the 'forever young' view of their contemporaries, and to get down to the real business of preparing themselves for retirement.
That word, "retirement" has been treated by the majority of Baby Boomers as a bad word. So, it is no wonder that many have been unable to cope with the realities of life when it comes to aging. If one denies it even exists, then why bother, right?
World transits show that there is not going to be the attention showered on the Pluto in Leo generation as there has been for its entire life. There is simply too much work on the table for the generation now coming in as the new establishment.
Generational angst of aging, and unresolved ideological conflicts have been the prime causes for the recent collapses in trust and stability worldwide.
The world transits of the Cardinal Crisis Years is bringing all of this to a head, and calls for action away from those things which are outdated and outworn.
This is the reason for the civil unrest and much of the international tensions.
Should Baby Boomers take off the blinders of denial and open their eyes to the truths of what has been done, or not done, by their generation, only then will they be able to move forward honestly and be able to face life as the elderly and live in peace.
This generation will be very busy as the new establishment. Born with Pluto in Virgo, ruled not by the Sun, but by Mercury, another variable of great significance in astrology.
Generation X will inherit a world that is unsure of itself and that is in the early stages of a series of crisis.
Battered by years of abuses, corruption, massive levels of greed, a world misused, and drained of great resources by the acts of two generations: the oligarchy with Pluto in Cancer, and their children, the Baby Boomers with Pluto in Leo, this new generation faces a great challenge.
Generation X will have to pick up the pieces, clean up the damage and trash, and at the same time provide not just for the Pluto in Leo generation, but also lead the way into the future for the generations born in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s.
You are talking about doing 36 years worth of work in about 18 years.
You're all going to have to cut Generation X a lot of slack. Talk about a workload.
To see a person younger than you and to take, or deny this younger generation the resources to progress in the world has been the cause of the massive deflation of the economy, and the crumbling of infrastructure.
This can only be accomplished through the octave of Mercury, which rules Virgo. So Generation X is well-placed as the decade of the 2010s begins.
The planetary inclinations are very strong, and, because the outer planets are involved, will take longer for them to complete their cardinal inclinations over a period of time. We are in for the long haul here.
Once this is done, and it should be done as quickly as possible, then the next idea is to gravitate towards your own gifts and talents, rather than to take on jobs and positions that, in the recent past, were used to merely survive enough to pay the bills.
This is important to remember because over the years, some people who claim to be "spiritual" are really just making the rounds, and speak with empty promises that do nothing but waste valuable transit time.
Therefore, it is essential to take care of any personal matters within yourself so the strong transpersonal planets do not force whatever is unresolved into the outer world, thus slowing you down, and putting barriers in the way of your aspirations and goals.
The cardinal crisis years are years of transition, challenges, crisis, of course, but also of generational change and transformations.
The entry of Jupiter, and Uranus into Aries is one sure sign that things are about to change, and in a big way for the world.
Again, times are changing.
From a mundane perspective, it is time for another generation to come into its own and to help shape the healthy progress of humanity into the future.