The global ideological landscape is clearly influenced by a complex resonance of cyclical trends. This article will focus briefly on the interaction between three planets which are astrologically linked with the rise and fall of liberal movements.

Let’s start by making a simple observation: majority political consent is clearly seen to swing cyclically among society. In other words, there are phases which are predominantly right-wing oriented and others which are left-wing oriented. Can this be investigated through a study of planetary cycles? The answer is yes.

CYCLIC RESONANCE

In this article I will focus on the interactions between Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune. It takes these three planets respectively 12, 29 and 164 years to go around the zodiac. These three orbital periods give rise to three distinct synodic cycles: Jupiter-Saturn, Jupiter-Neptune and Saturn-Neptune.

  • The last Jupiter-Saturn conjunction occurred in 2000, and a new one is already within orb. It will be exact in a few weeks, in December 2020.
  • The last Jupiter-Neptune conjunction occurred in 2009, and the next one will be exact in 2022.
  • The last Saturn-Neptune conjunction occurred in 1989, and a new cycle won’t start before 2026.

Both the Jupiter-Neptune and the Saturn-Neptune cycles will reach their waning semi-squares in January 2021. This particular aspect will be analyzed toward the end of this article, because we should look into each one of these planetary combinations first.

ENDS AND BEGINNINGS

As specified in previous articles, the current Jupiter-Saturn conjunction will set the tone for the years to come, especially from a financial point of view. There is evidence about this particular cycle influencing European dynamics. However, let’s just stick to the fact that the actual December 2020 conjunction (early Aquarius) will make an interesting alignment with important features of the 1957 Treaty of Rome chart.

I would like to emphasize once more that the European Union is in for important developments. Once both Jupiter and Saturn finally shift into Aquarius, towards the end of this year, we may begin to clearly see that big changes are afoot within the Eurozone. Let’s not forget that the Euro currency is entering an important phase as well, as Uranus is now squaring the position it held in 1999. Having been launched around the last Jupiter-Saturn conjunction, the Euro will now undergo its ‘maturity test’.

By acknowledging the fact that a new Jupiter-Saturn cycle is about to open a new economic chapter, we also understand that its Aquarian signature may in fact give voice to a myriad of ‘freedom-oriented ideologies’. This very cycle is central to our analysis, because it is currently reaching its conclusion/renovation, under the current Jupiter-Saturn conjunction.

NEPTUNE AND LIBERALISM

A major turning point occurred around the end of the 1980s, when the bi-polarism between East and West in fact turned into a predominance of US economy. The fall of the Eastern bloc represented a watershed moment in modern history, considering the widespread reorientation which followed thereafter. Also around the same years, the Chinese economy consolidated and, after the 1989 unrest, the country fully established itself as an unshakable world power.

The planetary configurations of 1989 were quite complex, with a prominent Saturn-Neptune conjunction which acted centrally as a ‘renovating influence’ over the communist/socialist world. The same conjunction was accompanied by Uranus, so it became a historic triptych which in fact managed to revolutionize the Eastern bloc. The picture was completed by Jupiter making oppositions to the same triple conjunction in Capricorn. That was the beginning of ‘rebirth’ for the Eastern political world. Every beginning requires an end of some sort, and in this case it occurred with the fall of the USSR and the modernization/democratization of the regions involved. Since the Russian Revolution, each Saturn-Neptune conjunction has corresponded with important moments along Russian history. The conjunction of 1917 coincided with the revolution, whereas the one of 1953 was accompanied by Stalin’s death and the advent of a new chapter for Russia. The whole 1953-1989 Saturn-Neptune cycle eventually led to the disintegration of the USSR and a thorough modernization of the bloc. It may be quite interesting to see what the next conjunction of 2026 will bring. It actually bodes well for humanity at large, because it will be prominent in early Aries, forming unusual harmonious aspects to both Uranus and Pluto. The mid-part of this decade in fact promises to correspond with a giant leap for humanity.

Through a study of these cycles we can clearly see how left-wing movements appear to rise and fall around Europe as well. The early 1990s brought an end to Thatcherism, which had been dominating the continent with strongly conservative ideologies. This was obviously part of the 1989 ideological shakeup described above. Within a few years, the rise of Bill Clinton in America gave rise to another version of left-wing ideologies. As a reinvention of policies which are actually ‘foreign’ to the American spirit, Clintonism still remains as one of the most scandalous chapters in the country’s history. Clinton faded out of the political scene in the early 2000s, when Bush’s election brought a more conservative wind all across. The onset of ideological wars at the turn of the millennium in fact accompanied a return to nation-oriented policies, at least in the US. Interestingly, Clinton’s fading out of the political scene was accompanied by a new Jupiter-Saturn cycle which started in conservative Taurus, soon followed by the Jupiter-Neptune opposition phase. In other words, the ideological consensus swung back to the right under a new Jupiter-Saturn conjunction and the culmination of the 1997-2009 Jupiter-Neptune cycle.

JUPITER ACTING AS A POLARIZER

Jupiter, having the shortest of these three orbiting periods, acts as timing-factor. In this context, its influence may be likened to that of Mars, which often acts as a trigger for big events by transiting across slow-moving planetary configurations.

Interestingly, the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction of 1997 brought a liberal wave in the UK with the advent of Tony Blair’s administration, whereas the following opposition, as specified, corresponded with Bush’s arrival and warmongering actions. The widespread consensus swung back to the left around the next conjunction of 2009, when Obama got elected. At the 2015 opposition a new reorientation was experienced, while Trump was seeking to obtain his Republican nomination. Another revamp of liberalism will possibly come at the next Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in 2022. In another article I have explained how 2022 will represent an important turning point along the 2021-2025 US Presidency.

JANUARY 2021: TURNING POINT

The two Neptunian cycles here described will reach their respective waning semi-squares in January 2021. Both Jupiter and Saturn will in fact form a closing aspect to Neptune, with Saturn remaining within orb for a while.

This may suggest that we are reaching an important turning point along the current Neptunian synod. We may start to see a deep crisis affecting the liberal world after years of widely acknowledged predominance all across the EU. Also, what is occurring in the US right now seems to be deeply resonant with this impending shift. The widely-honored liberal world, which gained its wide consensus under the arrival of Obama at the last Jupiter-Neptune conjunction, is now facing substantial obstacles. It is evident that the consensus that liberals have been keeping up to this point is now abruptly disintegrating, due to the numerous questions being raised after the disputed elections. The US election crisis may in fact serve as the ‘reorienting’ factor which will eventually lead to a ‘rebirth’, and possibly ‘cleanup’, of the American liberal circles. It is important to understand that right and left-wing political views are simply social manifestations of opposing archetypes. Each archetypal dynamic determines a path of human evolution and, along its recurring cycles, is seen to expand and exhaust repeatedly. The expansion phase sometimes even corresponds with the rise of intense fanaticism, which eventually leads to a more abrupt fall and a total swing to the other side. This was the case with WWII and the years leading up to it, as well as the communist rule over countries which have now turned almost to the far-right.

As specified in this article, we may expect the see a renewed Democratic party by 2022, at the next Jupiter-Neptune conjunction, and possibly a deeper re-consolidation by 2026, around the next Saturn-Neptune conjunction.

The next few years will definitely be dominated by a very different flavor though. Uranian energy will be all over the place as the new year sets in, under the influence of both Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius squaring Uranus in Taurus. What can be expected is a worldwide reformation of governmental structures, considering the deep Capricornian revelation which has been dominating most of 2020. The Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto triple conjunction in Capricorn has in fact been digging quite deeply into power systems and legislature. The trigger for such a deep global reorientation is obviously represented by the pandemic. The culmination of all this is currently unfolding, with the US Election crisis. The crisis, having been accompanied by the third and final Jupiter-Pluto conjunction is in fact the culmination and turning point of deep-seated legislative issues. The current turmoil is ‘unveiling’ a lot of hidden issues, and it will eventually allow society to jump into a renovated world.

We may soon begin to see the ‘useful’ side of this 2020 struggle, as the arrival of Aquarian energy will finally bring some freshness into this world.

To further explore this subject: Planetary Cycles – Mundane Astrology, by A. Barbault

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A Tough Ride Ahead

A quick look at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration Astrology chart. How deeply can we see through its dramatic signature?

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The astrological community has been looking at some interesting planetary configurations occurring on Inauguration Day in January 2021. Can astrology really tell us something about the upcoming US presidency? Regardless of who wins what appears to be this century’s most controversial election, a very heated mandate awaits the next President Elect.

Let’s start by looking at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration chart, cast for January 20th 2021, Noon time, Washington DC.

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US Presidential Inauguration
January 20th 2021 – Noon Chart – Washington DC
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A striking feature is the presence of a complex planetary configuration in Fixed signs. The Sun-Saturn-Jupiter-Mars-Moon-Uranus combo acts over Aquarius-Taurus with a tight orb. What does this all mean, astrologically? The bottom line here is that whoever wins the election will drive the country along times of important change. During the next presidency, old patterns will be challenged and an utter collapse of well-established ideologies might occur. It appears as a very heated configuration which will raise a lot of popular discord, considering that the Moon in late Aries is part of the same square. The new presidency will be inaugurated under a first quarter lunar phase, which suggests that a process of ‘reedification’ will be in act over the next few years in the USA. This may indicate a nationwide crisis which involves both the political and popular front. In other words, we may even expect the ideological discord between different federal states to evolve into a real secessional fight.

VOID-OF-COURSE MOON

The astrological community has suggested that this presidency might encounter issues along the way because of the Moon being Void of Course at the time of the Inauguration. In fact, the Moon won’t enter Taurus before 1:55:54 PM EST, which is well beyond the usual period during which the ceremony is generally held. Assuming there will not be any delays on that day, we may see such consideration as a valid one. However, I believe we might need to look at slower transits to assess an event of this kind.

SUN-SATURN CONJUNCTION

It is worth looking at the position of the Sun with respect to Saturn’s. The Sun stands 3 degrees ‘behind’ taskmaster Saturn. This immediately suggests that, by Secondary Progressions or Solar Arc Directions, the Sun will move into a close conjunction with Saturn in 2022. Such is a consideration of extreme importance, we should not underestimate it. In August 2022 the progressed Sun will reach the Sun/Saturn midpoint of the Inauguration chart, closing in towards an exact progressed conjunction with Saturn in 2024. This suggests that the second half of the presidency might be filled with important challenges.

It is also worth looking at the positions of Uranus and Pluto within the Inauguration chart. They both occupy Succeedent Houses, and by transit they will move towards the angles of the chart. Interestingly, they won’t clear the angles of the Inauguration chart before late 2022.

Uranus crossing the Ascendant may suggest nationwide revolution, while Pluto crossing the Midheaven envisages a deep metamorphosis within the ruling class

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WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM ALL THIS?

We might expect an important situation will develop during the first year of the presidency, reaching full scale in 2022. It may well develop into a nationwide challenge by the end of the year. What might happen is not the answer we should seek right now, because the purpose of mundane astrology is that of raising awareness about large-scale societal cycles in history, and not about guessing the future.

However, we can be sure such situation will impact the country’s leadership, and primarily the President. The 2021 Inauguration horoscope definitely envisages a direct confrontation between the ruling class and the people. This is evident because of the forceful square between that rising Moon-Mars-Uranus conjunction and the Sun-Jupiter-Saturn combo in Aquarius.

This whole story may play out in many ways, yet we may expect that such a complex planetary interaction will not be an easy one to deal with for the White House.

An interesting pattern emerges by looking at the 2022 Capricorn Solar Ingress chart.

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2022 Capricorn Solar Ingress
December 21st 2022 – 4:48:01 PM EST – Washington DC
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The Sun appears on an Angle, afflicted by Jupiter. This also means that 0 degrees of Cancer is rising, a mundane indication of extreme importance. A Moon-Mars opposition acts over national Uranus closely squaring the Ingress chart’s Meridian axis. Also, the Lunar Nodes will then align with the Luminaries of the 1800 White House inauguration chart. That may be the most intense part of Pluto’s return and Neptune’s second opposition to their original positions within the 1776 national horoscope. Serious challenges may await the Presidency, and ideological issues seem to be involved. Foreign relations will be the main focus of that quarter.

A very important Jupiter-Neptune conjunction will occur in 2022, and it will probably be pivotal for the country’s political balance. A full exploration of the Jupiter-Neptune cycle is provided here.

MARS-NEPTUNE COMES BACK

In 2022 Mars will transit through Gemini, repeatedly stimulating an area of the zodiac which is going to be powerfully eclipsed in December 2020. In 2022 there will be another retrogradation of Mars, and it will occur in Gemini as well. That is a sensitive part of the USA Horoscope. The red planet will be forming a long Mutable square with Neptune in Pisces. That configuration will act powerfully over the national horoscope between October 2022 and March 2023. Of the three hits, the retrograde one occurring in November 2022 may be the most significant one. The interesting part of such planetary interplay is that it will be revolving around Trump’s natal Lunar Eclipse. Is he getting re-elected now?

To understand the energies involved, it is worth recalling the Mars-Neptune conjunction which fell at 20Pisces56 in June 2020. That configuration mobilized the masses and spread an insurrectional fever all over the world. There is powerful Mars-Neptune energy within the American Independence chart already, and whenever these two planets align with each other across 20-25 degrees Mutable we assist to historic popular mobilizations and the resurgence of secessional claims.

Definitely, the days ahead promise to be extremely complex and eventful. Hoping for the best in a newly awakened world…

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A complex Saturn – Uranus waning square is approaching, while unbalance and discomfort continue to dominate the world view. The current planetary configuration in Capricorn has obviously unleashed enormous amounts of energy. All this comes with the flavor of the most conservative of astrological signs. Concurrently, a fastidious semi-square between Uranus and Neptune participates in the whole story; no wonder why humanity is still looking for a way to clear out the fog and move forward with decision.By looking at next year, a specific configuration becomes prominent; in fact, an extensive Saturn – Uranus square in fixed signs will dominate 2021, remaining within orb throughout most of 2022.

A highly charged configuration, it will occur right after a long period of social, political and economic destabilization. The long square will trigger profound changes all over the world. The interval between two successive Saturn – Uranus conjunctions is around 45 years long. Such period visibly marks an entire cycle along the cyclical reorganization of social dynamics. The 29-year cycle of Saturn resonates with both individual and collective growth. Its ultimate meaning is that of grounding ideas into reality. On the other hand, the 84-year cycle of Uranus is related to slower evolutionary trends; it addresses the ebbs and flows of ideological and intellectual force. While Saturn sets the boundaries of that which we create materially and methodically, Uranus looks beyond; it opens doors to the realm of idealism and freedom. Obviously, the interaction between these two planets is generally accompanied by turbulent reshuffles within society.

Each conjunction sets the stage for a new half-century phase in which society at large seeks a different governmental/ideological balance. By looking at past Saturn – Uranus cycles, we get a clear idea of the rhythm at which leadership currents change on a large scale. André Barbault’s book ‘Planetary Cycles – Mundane Astrology” contains a clear description of such phenomena.

What times are we living in?

We are currently approaching the last quarter of the current Saturn – Uranus cycle, which started with a conjunction period in 1988. It will end in 2032 with another conjunction. The last quarter of each cycle starts off the disintegration of obsolete structures. This brings a period of crisis necessary for the discovery of newness by the time a new conjunction occurs. The end of the 1980s was obviously a time of turbulent upheaval; the major outcome of the latest Saturn – Uranus conjunction was the fall of the Eastern bloc. This caused the consequent shift of power towards the West. The disintegration of the USSR was an utter manifestation of the instability of Saturn – Uranus alignments. Such planetary interactions provoke rapid shakeups within the world of structure and control.

Saturn is akin to traditions and the Establishment while the nature of Uranus is both sudden and cold-blooded. As a result, under Saturn – Uranus aspects the foundations of society at large shake badly due to society’s desire for change.

As the USA face their Pluto return (this means that Pluto is now transiting the same area of the zodiac where it was in 1776), a profound metamorphosis is occuring within the country. Also, Neptune is currently opposing the position it holds within the Independence Chart. This is the main reason why new social movements are developing nationwide. The next Inauguration Day will occur under a complex configuration of great importance. In January 2021, the above-mentioned Saturn – Uranus square will be accompanied by Jupiter in close conjunction with Saturn in Aquarius. In other words, the Inauguration of US Presidency will occur between the upcoming Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in early Aquarius and the first hit of the Saturn – Uranus square. Also, Mars will be conjunct Uranus in Taurus, together with the Moon. 2021 Inauguration Day will fall around a very heated First Quarter Soli-Lunar phase.

The next years will be about trying to re-edify the skeleton of the country and its unity, or about preventing its utter collapse

This shows us that the next US Presidency will be about enacting a forceful reorganization of structures and social balance. This relates to the fact that in the Inauguration chart such an unstable planetary alignment will dominate two Fixed Signs. The Moon will accompany Mars and Uranus in a financial sign, so civil unrest is not likely to subside at all.

The ideological strength of the upcoming Jupiter-Saturn – Uranus configuration is not to be overlooked, and it will most likely initiate a national reorientation which on the long term will affect the global equilibrium

US & the EU

There are grounds to determine that 2021 will represent a long standoff between ‘conservation and ‘renovation. Obviously, the Saturn – Uranus waning square will affect many countries, and not just the USA; the current balance of forces within the European continent may need to be reassessed as well. This is because the early degrees of Fixed Signs has played a prominent role along the European Union’s history.

The three Saturn – Uranus squares will occur between 7 and 13 degrees of Aquarius and Taurus, two Fixed signs. This indicates that the upcoming destabilization will affect whatever survives by inertia within the social, political and economic scene. Such planetary stimulations are also liable to trigger powerful geological or environmental instability, including historical earthquakes, explosions or eruptions. We may assist to environment-related breakthroughs, and our relationship with planet Earth may change, hopefully in positive ways. As long as humanity succeeds in controlling its environmental impact, the upcoming planetary struggle will prove to be constructive.

All countries and organizations carrying important planetary configurations within the same degrees will be affected throughout 2021. Among those we find India, China, Russia, Germany, the United Kingdom, NATO, the United Nations and the European Union. Russia is approaching its Saturn return, and this appears as an upcoming phase of national reassessment. The domestic changes many countries and organizations are likely to experience will set the stage for the upcoming global reorientation.

The current cycle started from late Sagittarius in 1988; it coincided with a powerful crackdown of the bipolar political struggle which had been ruling the world since WWII. In fact, it directed humanity towards the expansiveness of a fast-growing globalization phase.

The current cycle won’t come to a definite end before 2032, a time in which the Saturn – Uranus zodiacal dance will eventually give way to a new phase of human history. The next conjunction will occur in Gemini, potentially carrying this world towards a new 45-year period characterized by a better orientation towards intellectualism and rational thought

As the old saying goes, ‘history repeats itself’. So long as humanity becomes genuinely aware of its own evolutionary process, each crisis heralds a better future!


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On July 20th a New Moon falls at 28Cancer27, in tight opposition to Saturn. This is a very important detail which denotes a remarkable amount of heavy energy around the current lunar month. Saturn is often regarded as an “ominous” presence within the zodiac, yet we need to recognize its positive qualities as well, in order to fully understand the enormous depth which characterizes its 29-year cycle. It is absolutely undeniable that whenever Saturn is involved in any astrological event, heaviness, hardships and a generalized sense of “slowdown” are perceived. It is not a case that the word “lockdown” is so popular in the year in which Saturn and Capricorn have been so prominently engaged. On the other hand, we should recognize how immediately discernible manifestations of its astrological influence are profoundly linked with conscious growth and responsibility.

By looking at the current New Moon configuration, a clear emphasis of such themes is evident. The tightness with which the Sun-Moon conjunction opposes retrograde Saturn in Capricorn is not so often reproduced in the skies. The more uncommon or tighter an aspect is, the more significance it acquires, astrologically speaking. We have already seen how the end of July gave rise to a confused “second COVID-19 wave within the first”, especially in the US. The effects of retrograde conjunctions of slow planets, such as the Jupiter-Pluto one which became exact for the second time on June 30th, are coincident with times of generalized social reassessment and ideological reorientation. The high degree of confusion, together with the new wave of social restrictions, was clearly aligned with the astrological event in question. Under such climate, we are now entering a lunar month which is profoundly characterized by a high degree of disciplined force. This could indicate that the global order, both politically and socially, might experience further reorganizations, perhaps quite evidently. An interesting feature transpires from this synodic month, as the New Moon makes a very tight opposition to taskmaster Saturn, whereas the subsequent Full Moon, which occurs on August 3rd at 11Aquarius45, creates a T-Square with Uranus in Taurus. Also, the New Moon-Saturn opposition acts over the Cardinal signs of Cancer and Capricorn, whereas the Full Moon is Aquarian and squared by its own co-ruler. What does this all mean?

In simple words, the lunar month brings the “seed” of restoration, but its culminating experience will be related to some acts of sudden destabilization. Evidently, we are still in a phase which potentially brings further uncertainty and instability in order to make enough room for a new global order. In this case, the concept of “global order” does not resonate with any conspiratorial themes, but simply to the fact that the profound shifts which society is facing are already provoking a much needed re-balancing of political, social and possibly spiritual themes as well. This might not be readily evident, unless we carefully look at the big picture, also considering the historical phase during which the powerful Capricornian awakening has been taking place.

Interestingly, the New Moon-Saturn opposition lies on the meridian axis over Florida, one of the regions most aggressively hit by the pandemic. Again we can observe the lack of randomness in the unfoldment of global events, as they closely reflect the prevailing astrological circumstances.

The Aquarian Full Moon which occurs on August 3rd clearly suggests a high degree of instability, as mentioned already. Also, the humanitarian crisis that is becoming so largely evident is set to be gifted with newer developments. Sectors such as the shipping industry are suffering so intensely under the ongoing wave of restrictions, which has removed any sort of fluidity from regular crew exchanges in an unprecedented manner. Thousands of seafarers still remain stuck on board all sorts of vessels waiting for the slightest hope to get back to their home countries; similarly, huge numbers of workers are waiting to get a new contract, still unable to fly out of their own countries with commercial flights.

It is worth considering the possibility of such dynamism being reflected onto the territory as well. In other words, in early August we might expect intense seismic activity, especially in the Far East, where the Sun-Moon opposition acts over the Meridian Axis, while crossing some important fault lines.

On the same day, Mars in Aries will square Jupiter in Capricorn, giving rise to great ideological zest. The revolutionary power of the upcoming Full Moon is remarkable, and it might deeply affect all those countries born in the late 1940s, when Pluto was at 10 degrees of Leo. Those nations are currently experiencing the long square of Uranus to their natal Pluto placements; mundanely, this transit can be seen as an ongoing dismemberment of deeply ingrained and power-related national dynamics. With Uranus-Pluto aspects, there is an inescapable collective need to face the unknown, and this very process inevitably leads toward a regenerative yet scary encounter with darkness.

On July 25th Mars will enter its shadow, as it crosses the 15th degree of Aries, still moving with direct motion. This means that it passes the point at which it will station direct on November 14th. Evidently, a long season characterized by a literal “reorientation of individual drive and fighting spirit” has already started. In simple words, the long retrogradation of Mars in Aries, a sign which it rules, will square the ongoing gathering of heavy planets in Capricorn, which is unmistakably linked with the unprecedented wave of social change we are currently living through.


To summarize, those whose birthdays fall near July 20th or January 20th may experience a year of increased responsibilities dominated by a generalized sense of slowdown. Limitations may be imposed by either external or inner circumstances, and the way to success will be found mainly through acceptance. Those whose natal Moon is placed around 28 degrees of Cancer or Capricorn will particularly experience such pressure at an emotional level. With the Moon ruling the basic instinctual functions of body and mind, a year of inner reorganization will help in building a solid foundation, though painful or strenuous it may feel.

The Full Moon will fall across the 12th degrees of Aquarius-Leo. Those whose birthdays fall around August 3rd or February 3rd will enter a year of important changes which mainly concern relationships. With a Full Moon being so tightly aspected by Uranus, there may also be separations. All in all, the outcome will be an unrestrained call for freedom and rational understanding. The closer either the Sun or Moon are to the degrees of the current lunar phases, the tighter the aspect in the Solar Return chart; therefore, the stronger the effect will be over the coming months.

As Mars enters its retrogradation period, important developments will hopefully bring more clarity into a poignantly confused world.

Relating to the latest article “Two Eclipses show us the Healing Path”, sudden volcanic activity has occurred in Stromboli, a small island in the Southern Tirrenian Sea. The transit of Mars over the 12th degree of Aries, in applying square to the recent Capricornian Lunar Eclipse has definitely ignited powerful geological forces, as expected. As I specified previously, more research is obviously needed on the subject. The current astrological knowledge allows us to identify the major stressing factors which are likely to determine powerful geological developments in certain areas of the globe.

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December 2020: the Cosmic Shift

The Aquarian or ‘Uranian’ times which we are now approaching are likely to bring initial destabilization. Every new beginning is obviously shrouded in anxiety and uncertainty.

Neptune Moves On…

We have been through very thick fog indeed. In multiple spheres of life, the Neptunian glamour may have manifested in its most unrefined form.

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On November 1st 1800 the second President of the United States of America moved into a new residence, a building which remarkably stood out from the red-colored neighboring constructions. It became known as the Executive Mansion, until President Theodore Roosevelt adopted the official name “White House” in 1902, a century later. The planetary positions of November 1st 1800 are descriptive of the prominence which that very site has acquired over the course of two centuries.

Teddy Roosevelt was born on October 27th 1858 under a tight Jupiter-Neptune square across 21-22 degrees of Gemini-Pisces. Interestingly, the same Mutable degrees emerge once more from our study of American History. Just to remind the reader, the USA Independence Declaration horoscope of July 4th 1776 carries a Mars-Neptune square across 21-22 degrees of Gemini-Virgo. Most presidents carried important natal planetary configurations across the same degrees of Mutable signs. Donald Trump is one of them, as he was born under a Sagittarian Lunar Eclipse which opposed Uranus in Gemini across the very same degrees, obviously. Astrologically speaking, he does have a STRONG natal connection with his own country.

The various kinds of synastry which link every President’s birth chart and the nation are indicative of the purpose and reputation every one of these leaders gain historically.

Similarly, times of unrest or great change and development for the US have occurred under major planetary stimulations of the very same areas of the zodiac.


It was still unfinished, but president John Adams moved into the White House on November 1st 1800, under a Taurus Full Moon which widely conjoined Mars in the same sign and opposed Neptune in Scorpio.

The next night he wrote to his wife:

“I Pray Heaven Bestow the Best of Blessings on This House and All that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under this Roof.”




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The White House – November 1st 1800 – Noon Chart, Geocentric, Placidus, Mean Node – SOLAR FIRE v9.0.26

An interesting feature immediately stands out: a Mars-Neptune configuration is closely related to the White House nativity. As explained in another article, The Dance of Fire, this peculiar combination of two very different archetypal forces is not something unknown to the United States. In fact, such theme has been quite prominent lately; we have been witnessing an eruption of the incredible force which such configuration can awaken among the masses. Obvious political divergences have been affecting the current situation of particular unrest which is attracting the global attention, yet an underlying combination of archetypal forces has to be identified here, and this obviously has to go way beyond mere political opinions and divisions.

Astrological analyses must always try and remain objective, in order to become meaningful and helpful for our understanding of history and society.

Mars, Neptune and the Cycle of Glamour

Historically, the national Mars-Neptune configuration, which is interestingly reflected in the White House first Presidential settlement’s chart, has been indicative of the nation’s way of vowing self-righteousness when it comes to international disputing. Pretty much everybody is aware of the fact that the country has been almost continuously engaged in some military conflict or at best diplomatic dispute, either internally or externally, over the course of its life. The country has been and will continue to mediate in most localized disputes across the globe. This is why, from an astrological point of view, it is extremely important to consider the cosmic weather which accompanies the US at any time in history, as it still keeps its role as the leader of global affairs, after all. This planetary combination is evidently linked with the act of tenaciously following a particular ideal. In its way, and under ANY Presidential direction, the country has been fighting for “redeeming” principles, which have resulted in various ways, including prosperity, such as the liberation of Western Europe at the end of WWII and consequent economic funding, or the complete militarization of vast parts of the globe. Mars is fiery and combative, while Neptune allows it to elevate its own purposes, making it a “herald of justice”. On the other hand, the same planetary force applies to the great level of artistic achievements which have been carrying the American signature; some of these particular phenomenons of uncontainable creativity and idolization are Broadway and Hollywood. Their images have carried away countless people, building intense idolization around specific cinematographic figures. Similarly, the States have brought out the so-called “Guru phenomenon” across the highest phase of the Social Revolution of the 1960s-70s. Controversial figures such as that of Pattabhi Jois, the father of Ashtanga Yoga, or Rajneesh, known as “Osho”, emerged quite powerfully. They were and are still “worshipped” as semi-Gods, though they became the objects of uncontainable scandals. In line with the Mars-Neptune signature, those scandals were of a sexual nature. Mars-Neptune configurations are in fact known for their glamorizing and often controversial effects, because they put a physically-oriented aspect of human life in close contact with the immaterial realm of Neptunian idolization! In the same pot we find Joe Biden, who is currently navigating his campaign as a “redeemer” with an unresolved scandal behind; not surprisingly, transiting Neptune is currently right on his natal Piscean IC, or Lower Midheaven, while Uranus is opposing his natal Mars in Scorpio. Though his inner motives may be quite positive and well-meant, when Neptune gets in alignment with the natal Meridian axis, one’s position among society becomes tainted by confusion and oftentimes renunciation.

With Mars-Neptune aspects, the imperfections of the Flesh meet the flawlessness of the Gods, in a never-ending battle between humanity’s outer needs and the needs of Spirit. Again, wherever Neptune gets involved, it is quite hard to define who is right or wrong…

What does this all mean for society at large, these days?

What emerges from the current psychological picture of society is that the Mars-Neptune sense of martyred fighting is being ignited on either sides of the ongoing battle, meaning that both the population and the institutions are currently playing the role of “victims”. Many people will obviously disagree with this brief, and still incomplete explanation. What we need to understand here is that potent archetypal struggles are demonstrably linked with processes of multilateral projection. As explained elsewhere in this blog, Neptune’s realm is a hall of mirrors, because its cycle links us with confusion and blind idealism. The underlying racial issues which have accompanied the US for quite a long time are now reemerging, under the stressful action of the powerful Mars-Neptune conjunction. The immense level of social disparity is closely linked, at least archetypally, to the historic facts of slavery – again, a Mars-Neptune issue. The current Mars-Neptune conjunction will be exact on June 13th, and it will trigger the national Mars-Neptune square across Gemini-Virgo, under the third quarter of a lunation which has definitely wreaked havoc all around. We can expect that June 13th and 14th will be very important days for the US and the rest of the world.


Saturn, Uranus, Order and Chaos…

The upcoming Mars-Neptune conjunction, which has activated powerful feelings of social dissatisfaction ahead of its own exactness, is not the only indicator of the situation which is unfolding in the States. Currently, Uranus is transiting across 8-9 degrees of Taurus, coming into exact alignment with the White House’s Full Moon. Astonishingly, Solar Arc Directed Uranus is at 8 degrees Taurus as well, describing an underlying, long-term revolutionary influence is sitting around the White House affairs. For those who do not know much of astrology, Directions are a predictive method which requires that the whole astrological chart be “rotated” of roughly one degree per year.

The cycle of Uranus is known for its revolutionary and iconoclastic tendencies. Uranus likes no order. The Government obviously does the opposite, because it is its job to represent structure! Here we understand how the current astrological weather is activating a long-standing dispute between two basic, yet hard-to-reconcile, needs of society as a whole: structure and freedom. Historically, when one of these forces “takes over” the other, there is social unrest, and consequent repression. It is the fight between two opposites of the human nature, without any of them standing higher than the other. As if the planets appear to speak so literally, the White House has been fenced, after a series of violent eruptions have occurred around it. Maybe those barriers will remain in place for while… Astrology helps us understand something important about this all.

This “existential confrontation” will most probably be the predominant theme next year, as Saturn and Uranus will come to an extensive square in Fixed signs. This is not a matter of small importance at all, because the two planets will form exact configurations across 7-13 and 11 Fixed degrees, in February, June and December 2021. Those very squares will consequently stimulate the White House Sun-Moon-Jupiter configuration repeatedly. The configuration might awaken further extremism all across the globe. We have already seen the effects of those infiltrations which are accompanying the ongoing peaceful protests, and how they have been tainting the image of those who rightfully want to uphold humanitarian values in front of a much-needed law-and-love balance.

The upcoming Saturn-Uranus square will represent a major element next year, and future articles will be focusing on its meaning for us all. All around the world, there will be lessons to learn and changes to be made after a year, 2020, which has initiated an utter dismantlement of social and economic structures. The main theme of the upcoming Saturn-Uranus interplay will represent the fading of an era, with the squares initiating the last quarter of their combined planetary cycle.

Hopefully we will manage to quickly achieve the needed balance between order and chaos, or tradition and innovation, a foreseeable struggle signified by the next stand-off between Saturn and Uranus.

Cover Image: The Oval Office in 1981, during the first year of Reagan Presidency – Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain of the US


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The months of June and July hold extraordinary power for unlocking situations which have been stuck globally. Three important eclipses are due to occur within the next weeks, and they will set the stage for the six months to come. There is evidence that eclipses, being peculiar lunations, generally reflect massive shifts in the global scenery.

The Lunar Nodes have recently shifted to the Gemini/Sagittarius polarity; they spend around 1.5 years in each sign. With the Nodes hovering within the first degree of Cancer/Capricorn, ready to jump into the neighboring signs, there has been major turmoil and widespread dynamism. Traditionally, those degrees are regarded as majorly influential for the global equilibrium, and the concomitant Mercury-North Node conjunction at 0Cancer28 on May 28th proved significantly noisy, as the USA officially pulled out from the WHO, and widespread protests began ravaging the North American streets. The Nodal influence over society is said to carry a “karmic significance”, however – without sounding too spiritualistic – I would say it relates to the relationship of individuals and the collective with both past and future. Key moments in the Nodes’ journey through the zodiac generally correspond with massive releases of suppressed energy, and this may be either a constructive or destructive process.

With the Nodes shifting into Gemini/Sagittarius, the global focus will move towards issues of an international and intellectual type. Travel, trade and information will be the areas which undergo scrutiny during the next year and a half. The Nodes’ influence often remains quite subtle, especially when looking at individual lives, but their dance through the zodiac can be seen to synchronize with the overall trends of society at large, affecting finances, politics and science.

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The first one to occur this season falls at 15Sagittarius34, in tight square to Mars in Pisces, and it is of the South Node type. It won’t be visible from the American continent, but Europe and most of Asia will be able to appreciate it.

Simplifying facts, we can say that because it occurs after the Nodal sign shift, this Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse comes at a time which strongly promotes the reassessment of foreign travel and trade issues. Being a Lunar Eclipse, and therefore a Full Moon, it relates to interactions between opposing realities, and possibly widespread confrontations. Accompanied by “nervous” Mars as well as retrograde Venus in Airy Gemini, there seems to be little diplomacy around these times. By looking at the global events, we can understand how foreign travel and trade have reached a critical point, severely affected by the ongoing wave of lock-downs which has practically halted, or at least reduced, many important activities. The eclipse in question is ruled by Jupiter, which at this time remains quite active in its retrograde trip together with Pluto in Capricorn. As specified in the previous article, the second Jupiter-Pluto conjunction is due to occur on June 30th, at a time which will probably see a full re-ignition of the recent issues connected with the global business.

Mars forms a tight square to the Sun-Moon opposition from 15 degrees Pisces, as it travels towards its upcoming conjunction with Neptune, which will occur on June 13th. This indicates how this eclipse inevitably carries enormous strength, anger and resentment. The unpredictability which often accompanies eclipses may ignite enormous shifts in the social equilibrium which, on the long run, will potentially prove to be positive. The feeling associated with this peculiar astrological configuration is one of breaking away from past restrictions, addressing issues of a sacrificial nature. The Mars-Neptune conjunction in Pisces will occur in opposition to the USA’s Neptune and square national Mars; not only is a hard aspect which is contained in the national chart repeated in the skies, but it will also reoccur in close alignment to the original planetary placements. This year’s Mars-Neptune conjunction carries a sacrificial feeling, as it speaks of self-immolation for the good of society at large. The anger that has been erupting all across the US is indicative of numerous underlying issues which are now being addressed powerfully, as the global community seeks answers for the never-ending pain of both the pandemic and social struggles. There is also potential for immense creativity and glamorous force in each Mars-Neptune square, and hopefully creative outlets will be found soon enough before the situation gets incredibly unstable.

It has to be said that, considering the enormous potential for “self-righteous fighting” which accompanies this eclipse, the risk of illusion is quite high. It is likely that the Mars-Neptune conjunction will powerfully and visibly reignite further interventions of the USA in foreign politics and even armed conflict in the near future. Mars-Neptune alignments can be extremely creative or destructive, with the latter being characterized by the emergence of utter blindness to our wounding ability. Sadly, unconstrained violence often erupts at times such as these, because the down side of this aspect reflects a potential for unconstrained eruptions of suppressed anger, which may also lead to harshly regrettable actions. The degree of uncertainty which accompanies these weeks is enormous and, despite its underlying creative potential, it may initially lead to very unpleasant outcomes.

High volatility may afflict the stock market during the coming weeks, due to the peculiar amount of intensely charged astrological configurations. The Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse may bring further destabilization to the global trade, with harsher developments to follow in the coming weeks, as two other major eclipses will come. It is not a secret that during eclipse seasons there is increased economic uncertainty, simply because the markets after all reflect the emotional ups and downs which regulate both individuals and society at large. The Nodal shift into trade and information-associated signs is likely to prove quite powerful, given the fact that is it accompanied by the arrival of such important lunations, as well as the Mars-Neptune conjunction in another Mutable sign.

Understandably, the global picture may look quite grim right now, but it is important to keep perspective in all this, never forgetting that MAJOR HISTORICAL changes are occurring around the world. Many are probably not aware of the irreversible evolutionary actions which are being taken by the global community right now, but all of this will become evident in the years to come. We should perhaps feel blessed to be living in times of great change, though painful it results to be when you become part of the process of social growth.

Cover Image: Olympus: Battle of the Titans (1764) – Wikimedia Commons


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