Let’s talk about the Planetary Index again.
How many of you have noticed that last year’s northern summertime coincided with a generalised relaxation of all fears and restrictions? But strikingly, the average feeling all over the word was one of contraction during the southern summertime (Dec. 2020 onwards). This was when the inner planets and Luminaries re-entered an area delimited by the 2020 cluster in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus. The shift was palpable in mid-November 2020 already, when Venus was the last to make an opposition to Uranus, a time when the decreasing index crossed the threshold of 180 degrees. The situation during those weeks was also aggravated by the last of three Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions in Capricorn. During last year’s northern summertime and autumn, as the Sun transited Gemini through Sagittarius, some sort of generalised expansion occurred. It’s way too easy to say that such was due to the ‘flu’ disappearing because of the weather. I’m well aware of the fact that astrologers can actually see way beyond that.

After the New Moon of May 11th we may progressively, week after week, find ways to embrace more freedom, releasing some feelings of restriction. We should not forget that the lower tones (slow planets), are still going to remain in ‘low index’. This means that it’s likely that any progressive improvement to social life will not override the ‘fear’ so far built up.

André Barbault wrote at length about the concentration or de-concentration of planets around the zodiac. In simple words, there are visible differences between those times when only a restricted area of the zodiac gets busy and those in which an even spread is visible.

As I’ve written for quite a few months, we are living times of extreme social contraction, mainly because Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto currently occupy slightly less than one third of the zodiac. The social and outer planets, with their relatively slow cycles, rule societal dynamics on a large space/time scale, so the next few years are likely to offer a slow catch-up for us all. By the time Jupiter conjoins Uranus in 2024, with an upsurge of innovative/visionary energy, we may have created the foundations of a completely new societal structure, which will be ready to expand.

We are living though a half-decade of generalised rebirth.

The 1801 chart is probably one of the most used by mundane astrologers.

In an article published last December, I outlined how this particular chart is currently developing an interesting Leonine concentration through Secondary Progressions. A Progressed New Moon will be exact this year, accompanied by Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn in the same sign. As I wrote a few months ago, this whole configuration carries a ‘royal’ flavour. In other words, we are possibly looking at the very early stages of a reformation of the British monarchical system.

Obviously, when we look at Progressed soli-lunar cycles, we have to consider a period of roughly 28 solar years; interestingly enough, this very cycle is similar in duration to the cycle of Saturn by transit.

As of now, the Progressed Moon of this specific mundane chart is at 12 Leo, in conjunction with retrograde Mercury and forming a square with national Mars in Taurus. Also, it is approaching an important triple conjunction with both the progressed Sun and Jupiter. This progressed New Moon will directly stimulate the national Grand Cross between Venus, Neptune, Saturn and Mars. All these factors enhance the visibility and importance of this astrological progression.

The current Saturn-Uranus transiting square is going to be stimulating those Fixed degrees in 2021/2022. Also, transiting Chiron is now square the UK Sun. Given the concentration of Leonine/Solar energy, there is a good chance that any upcoming major changes will primarily affect the monarchical system.

As expected, the royal family has been gaining quite a lot of visibility over the last few months. Perhaps the most significant event so far has been the recently announced death of Prince Philip.

In my article I highlighted how important these months are likely to be for Prince Charles, given the multiple activations of his synastry with the mother Elizabeth II.

Also, let’s not forget that 2032 will open a new Saturn-Uranus cycle. The actual conjunction will occur on Prince William’s natal Descendant in late Gemini. Also, his Cancer Sun has been Eclipsed in 2020. As faster planets will stimulate that very degree over the next few years, new doors may progressively open along his path.

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As we go through this extraordinary historic phase, we easily come to realise how drastically can both our collective and individual lives change. I’ve been quite busy over the last few weeks, barely managing to publish New Moon reports on this website. However, I should get up and running with my astrological work again shortly, providing all the necessary feedback to those who are seeking some form of deeper knowledge.

One of the important facts which I’d really like to point out is that the lunar axis is now halfway through its passage across the Gemini-Sagittarius duality. I’d like to remind all readers that this couple of years is bringing us the opportunity to reassess our knowledge, morality and discernment. In other words, we’ve been looking at the various facets of undiscriminated dissemination of news and ideas. I don’t think we are being called to seek the ultimate truth, but simply to seek OUR individual path though the use of reason. What each soul’s path has in store is extremely personal and incomparable between different people.

The upcoming ingress of Jupiter in Pisces (May 14th) might significantly give us a quick peek into the future of our worldwide struggle with ‘pharmaceutical’ and ‘seafaring’ issues (see how the latest Piscean New Moon significantly brought up these two topics to the foreground).

Last but not least, let’s not forget how powerfully the Aquarian transits of both Jupiter and Saturn have reawakened all sorts of humanitarian issues. Ranging from discrimination and race-oriented crime, to the widespread questioning of prolonged lockdowns and the manifestation of their effects onto the population at large.

As expected, the sudden Aquarian wave which started off with the Grand Conjunction of last December, has been urging this world to start looking at the large-scale effects of rational/scientific thought, yet providing us all with the opportunity to positively think and act out of the box. It all comes down to what you want to make of the energies involved.

Stefano