Sunday, November 29, 2015

Horary astrological question: will there be a war.

Upon news of the escalating conditions over Syria between Turkey (NATO) and Russia, this question came up. A horary chart was drawn up on November 29 at 4:27 PM EDT in NYC to see where it is trending.

The rules for determining whether there will be a war involve the rulers of the 1st and 7th houses and the Moon. There will be a war if the rulers of the 1st and 7th houses are square or in opposition to one another from angular houses. In this chart, Mercury, ruler of the 1st house, is forming square to Jupiter, ruler of the 7th house from the 7th house. Mercury and Jupiter are both in signs of their detriment, bringing out their worst, and are in mutual reception, agreeing to disagree.

War is coming.

The Moon is at 28 degrees 11 minutes in the 3rd house opposite the Part of Fortune at 28 degrees Capricorn 48 minutes in the 9th house. It confirms the prediction. It does not bode well.

How far it goes is not clear at this point.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

An astrological view of Mars in Libra

All planetary ingresses into the different signs are traditionally taken as indicators of coming developments in the world. Mars entered Libra on Thursday, November 12, at 9:42 PM GMT. Mars stays in Libra until January 3, 2016. This is what it tells us.

Libra is the sign of Mars' detriment. Libra is the sign of love and war, marriage and divorce. It is the sign of open enmity. Libra is justice. Mars in Libra can act vengefully. Mars in Libra can do his worst. The events of the first week of Mars' in Libra were terrorist attacks in Paris, Nigeria, and Mali. Turkey, on 11/24 downed a Russian fighter jet over Syria. Were Mars' applying to good aspects with benefic planets upon entering Libra it would be safe to say that the war gods would calm down. But, that's not going to happen. Mars' aspects in the Libra ingress chart are the following.

First, the separating aspects.
Moon was in Sagittarius separating from sextile with Mars;
Mars and the north lunar node were separating from conjunction;
Venus was separating from conjunction with Mars.
The Moon and Venus show the dissolving of more or less constructive, peaceful activity. The north lunar node shows a fatality. It showed up in the Paris terrorist attack. The constructive, peaceful activity is, of course, only relative to what will follow.

Second, the applying aspects.
Mars forms a sextile with Saturn;
Mars forms a square with Pluto;
Mars forms opposition with Uranus.
The sextile with Saturn is constructive. But, Saturn in Sagittarius does not hold. Sagittarius is a peregrine sign for Saturn. Saturn does not jell there, and can act with violent cruelty. While constructive talks may take place, since Libra likes to negotiate, they will not hold. Nothing constructive can be expected to last.
Mars square with Pluto is highly destructive. There is underground, criminal violence in world affairs, in other words, more terrorism to be anticipated in the coming weeks.
Mars opposition Uranus is explosive.

Libra rules Austria, China, the Caspian Sea area (in Russia), Argentina.

In China, the ingress of Mars into Libra was in the 11th house. This brings heated discussions to parliament. Military and police matters are cause for much discussion.

In Argentina, Mars was in the 5th house. This brings trouble to theaters and schools; there are dangers of fires in these places as well as in places where there are big parties; also deaths to famous artists, actors, and singers is indicated; also crime against women and children. Immediately following Mars' ingress into Libra the Government changed. Mars in the 5th house also points to troubled diplomatic relations in the coming weeks.

In Austria, Mars was in the 2nd house showing financial losses and huge expenditures and waste of public money. If Austria engages in any military activity it will seriously worsen the national economy.

In the Caspian area, we see Russian ships sending missiles into Syria at ISIS.

In UK and the EU in general, Mars was in the 3rd house. This affects roads, rails, and communications. There is great danger in traveling. Mars coming opposition to Uranus warns of air crashes.

In Israel, as in Austria, Mars was in the 2nd house. This shows huge expenses for Israel in struggling with the terrorists.

In the US, as in Argentina, Mars was in the 5th house. Mars coming to square Pluto, with Pluto in the 9th house, and then to opposition Uranus, with Uranus in the 12th house, shows dangers of underground terrorist activities in the US.

Mars comes to square Pluto around December 3 - 6, and then opposition Uranus December 10 - 12. These may be more volatile periods, but the prospect of danger around holiday periods must not be overlooked.

Interesting to note, the charts of the countries ruled by Libra all have Mars in succedent houses (11th, 2nd, and 5th). This suggests that the unstable conditions in the world these weeks will cause the stock markets to be volatile.

Uranus is in the 10th house of the New York Stock Exchange. When Mars comes to opposition Uranus in the 2nd week of December the market will probably react by dropping. It does not mean a crash, however.

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Scorpio 2015 in astrology

The Sun entered Scorpio at 6:48 PM GMD on October 23. A chart made for the moment of the Sun's entry in that sign shows in general what to expect for the month ending on November 22.

The aspects to note are as follows. Moon is separating from conjunction with Neptune in Pisces, applying to opposition Venus, Jupiter, and Mars in Virgo. Moon is also applying to sextile Pluto in Capricorn. These aspects of the Moon point to an atmosphere of confusion, waste, violence, and upset.
Mars at 17 degrees Virgo is in a critical degree, denoting crisis. The Moon in opposition with Mars points to violent military and/or police activity. Mars in Virgo points to such countries Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Greece, Croatia, Kurdistan, Switzerland and to such cities as Jerusalem and Paris.
Moon's opposition Mars may signal upset in areas related to Pisces and Virgo, namely oil, things connected with water, the ocean, destructive storms; also foods, medicines, labor, services both military and civil. Moon's opposition Mars, especially coming from her conjunction with Neptune, points to unexpected terrorist acts.
A mitigating aspect is found in Venus, Jupiter, and Pluto trine Pluto, and the Moon sextile Pluto. Pluto is in Capricorn. This shows a trend through all the turmoil to come to order. The Sun is also trine to Neptune. This will help calm down the situation.
Mercury is applying to opposition Uranus. Through it all we can expect the situation to be spiked with vicious lies, accusations, and threats. This will not help calm the situation this month.
The majority of planets in mutable signs shows the situation unstable and complicated.

The charts for the UK and EU have Moon and Neptune in the 11th house in opposition to Venus, Jupiter, and Mars in the 5th house. There is considerable bickering and confusion in the respective Parliaments. The Sun is in the 6th house showing a general feeling of distress in Europe. Saturn is in the 7th house applying to square Neptune to intensify the confusion and fear developing with respect to the influx of migrants. Moon rules the 3rd house. In conjunction with Neptune this points to misleading reports from news media.

The chart for Jerusalem has Moon and Neptune in the 10th house opposite Venus, Jupiter, and Mars in the 4th house. Mercury is in the 5th house in opposition to Uranus in the 11th. There is sharp arguing going on in the Knesset. The Moon's opposition with the planets in Virgo show continuing turmoil in the land through the month. It's not going away so fast.

The chart for the US has the Moon in the 2nd house opposite Venus, Jupiter, and Mars in the 8th. Mercury is also in the 8th. The main concern is money. Losses are indicated. The market will be volatile.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Astrological view of Israel's future in light of Netanyahu's speech to the UN

A horary astrological chart was drawn up t 4:16 PM, EDT in NYC on October 1, 2015 to look into the future of this matter. Here is what it shows.

The 2nd house of the chart rules the future. Mars is the ruler of the 2nd house. Mars is in interception in the 7th house at 4 degrees Virgo. 4 Degrees Virgo is a critical degree. Mars is in opposition to Neptune retrograde in the 1st house. The 7th house is the house of open enmity. There is danger of war. The situation is critical. The intercepted condition of Mars limits the scope of this danger, but does not negate it. There is terrorist violence coming against Israel to say the least.
Neptune is retrograde and intercepted in the 1st house. Neptune is a co-ruler of the 1st house. Opposite Mars it shows terrorism from inside Israel as well as from outside her borders. Neptune retrograde shows retro-action, meaning it is already in preparation. Neptune is at 7 degrees Pisces mutually approaching opposition with Mars. Mars and Neptune reach exact opposition in 3 degrees. In time the violence may spike in about three days, October 3, then next week around October 6th, and, as per horary astrological timing, in 3 weeks, or later October. The Sun, ruler of the 7th house is applying to opposition Uranus, ruler of the 1st house, confirming this prediction of escalating violence. The Sun and Uranus, however, are in the 8th and 2nd houses, succeedent houses, limiting the scope of the violence. If it were in cardinal houses it would mean out and out war.

Uranus, ruler of the 1st house is retrograde in the 2nd house. Uranus is a malefic planet. Retrograde, it says that what develops will be costly.

Mercury, the co-ruler of the 7th house, is combust and retrograde. The enemies are weak as shown by the combust condition, and change their plans as shown by the retrograde condition. Mercury is in wide trine to the Ascendent. These changes favor Israel.

Moon in this chart is at 00 degrees Gemini, at the threshold, or brink. Moon forms 8 aspects:

opposite Saturn
Square Mars
Trine Mercury retrograde
Square Neptune
Trine Sun
Square Jupiter
Sextile Uranus
Sextile Venus

In a nutshell this says what starts badly ends well. The matter gets off to a very bad, violent start, but ends well, and peacefully.

Israel is probably going to be attacked by the terrorists while the UN either remains silent or applauds the terrorists. The terrorists will, nonetheless, be put down. While no major war is coming to Israel at this point, the situation is critical.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Astrological view of the lunar eclipse of September 28, 2015.

The lunar eclipse happened at 3:39 AM, GMD, September 28, or 10:49 PM, EDT, September, 27. It was at 4:39 Aries. The effects of the eclipse last three months, or through the entire fall season on and off depending on planetary transits to the eclipse degree.

The eclipse was visible from central Asia, west across Europe, West Africa, the Atlantic, North America and South America, as well as part of Antarctica. The total eclipse was visible in Western Europe, West Africa, the eastern part of North America, and all of South America.

The eclipse was at the zenith of the sky at the longitude of Montreal, New York City (ca.74 degrees west), and down through the Caribbean, and through Colombia and the western part of South America. This may cause seismic and volcanic activity in areas along that line that are prone to such. It is possible that earthquakes can be triggered along other fault lines in North or South America as well. The eclipse can also cause fires, and/or volcanic eruptions. It will also bring violent weather. A hurricane may come to the east coast of the US.
The eclipse was opposite Mercury retrograde in Libra, and trine Saturn in Sagittarius.
Saturn was forming a T-square with Mars and Neptune. Mars was the Moon's dispositor, therefore significant. The Moon trine Saturn invites the T-square to manifest.  A T-square of Saturn, Mars, and Neptune is destructive, potentially chaotic, and does not help mitigate the effects of the eclipse. This eclipse is therefore destructive.
Mercury retrograde opposite the eclipse doesn't help either. It causes stress and poor, dishonest, unreliable, and broken communication.

The eclipse at the zenith at NYC is significant for the world, as NYC is a major financial capitol, and is the main seat of the UN. Aries, the sign in which this eclipse happened, is also in the mid-heaven of the chart of the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange). The eclipse at the zenith in NYC brings trouble, quarrels, and unpopularity in and to the government, and is problematic for business. The eclipse opposite Mercury retrograde in the 5th house causes diplomatic tensions, quarrels, bad faith, confusions, and agreements and decisions that won't long be kept. Lots of vain posturing went on in the UN. The stock market will continue to behave erratically this fall.

The eclipse was in the descendant in the Middle East as seen in the eclipse charts for Egypt, the entire Arabian Peninsula, Syria, Lebanon, and Israel. This eclipse seriously aggravates already violent activity in the region. International relations there are unstable and are prone to change. The eclipse opposite retrograde Mercury in the 1st house there says that no one can be trusted to keep their word. Trickery is the order of the day along with enmity and rivalry. It is also a dangerous time for the House of Al Saud. This eclipse is also extremely unfortunate for women in the region.

A lunar eclipse in the 1st decanate of Aries points to fires. It produces sensational public events, quarrels, fights, riots, murders, wars, movements of armies, squandering of money, deaths of heads of states, and insanity.

Countries ruled by Aries, therefore also affected by this eclipse, include England, Germany, Denmark, Poland, Syria, and Israel. The cities of Florence and Naples are under Aries as well. There could be an earthquake in Italy.

The eclipse in the charts for the UK and EU is in the 8th house, opposite Sun and Mercury in the 2nd. Huge amounts of money are being lost. This eclipse is unfortunate for the governments. Many deaths will come to the people. There could be sickness. This eclipse is bad for the health of Europe as a whole this fall. It also brings an increase in crimes of violence. It also points to the death and/or failing of a woman in a high position. Merkel is in a bad position.
In the UK and EU charts Mars is rising conjunct the Ascendant opposite Neptune in the 7th house, and square Saturn in the 4th. Jupiter is also in the 1st house opposite Neptune. In a nutshell, Europe and the UK are in turmoil. It is violent, and it involves those who are coming into Europe from abroad.

The eclipse in the chart for Washington DC is in the 11th house opposite Sun and retrograde Mercury in the 5th. This affects Congress adversely. There is a loss of a member shown. Boehner announced his resignation just before the eclipse. There may be a death in that circle as well. The eclipse also points to loss of this county's popularity abroad, and to the possible loss of an ally. There is also a lot of discord between the parties now. Neptune, in this chart, is in the 10th house opposite Mars and Jupiter in the 4th house, and square Saturn in the 6th. This is bad for the Government. The Government loses power and/or popularity. The square of Saturn to Neptune and Mars points to tensions between the Government and the military. It also points to discontentment among the working class, and much illness coming up in this country this fall.

The repercussions of the eclipse will be short and sharp, as none of the slow moving planets will set it off.
Venus will oppose and trigger the eclipse degree November 12.
Mercury will oppose and trigger it October 16. The Moon will oppose and trigger the eclipse degree October 11.
Mars will oppose and trigger the eclipse degree November 19 - 21.
The Moon will square, oppose, square, and come then to conjunction the eclipse degree every week. The effects of these aspects can gradually lessen over a three month period.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

An astrological view of autumn equinox

Autumn equinox came on September 23 at 9:22 AM, GMD. The charts give a vastly mixed picture. This is what appears.

The Sun at 00:00 Libra, in the same degree as the north lunar node 00:53 Libra, and Saturn at 00:23 Sagittarius, points to a potentially fateful, or fatal event coming this fall. Any planet, especially a malefic (in this case, Saturn) in the same degree as the lunar node, no matter from which sign, points to a fatality. Both the Sun and Saturn are approaching exact conjunction and sextile the node, respectively. This may point to a number of events all interconnected, but the effect appears fateful, or fatal.
In the US the Sun and north lunar node are in the 2nd house. The 2nd house has to do with the economic conditions of the country and an unstable stock market. Saturn is in the 4th house. The 4th house has to do with the land itself. Because Saturn is there, and, at the time of the equinox is also square to Mars, it could point to a mining disaster, severe weather events, or a big earthquake which, if it did happen, would affect the economy. We must also note that the shadow of the total lunar eclipse coming on September 28 and running across the Americas may confirm this. Other possible readings for Saturn in the 4th house include collapse of a building or failure of elements of the infrastructure, and a general slowing down of the real estate market for the fall quarter, and possibly more houses going into foreclosure.
In the UK and EU the Sun and north lunar node are in the 11th house, and Saturn is in the 2nd house. Saturn is square Mars in the 10th house. This points to upsets in the governments, connected to financial issues. Mars in the 10th house square Saturn, with Mars ruling the 7th house points to volent fighting in Europe. Mars afflicted in the 10th house also points to failures in governance and deaths in high circles. Leaders are in disgrace, and are losing the support of the people.
In the region of Moscow down through the Middle East the Sun and north lunar node are in the 10th house with Saturn  conjunct the Ascendant and in the 1st house. There are huge upsets in the government circles. It is probably pointing at Syria. Saturn in the 1st house square Mars in the 9th house points to religious conflicts. Terrorism will continue with disastrous consequences for many people. Many will be massacred.
In China the Sun and north node are in the 7th house with Saturn in the 9th house square Mars in the 7th. This brings challenges in international relations and trade.

A mitigating aspect is found with Venus. Venus in Leo is in mutual reception with the Sun. But, as it doesn't take the Sun out of the degree of the north node, the mitigation does not entirely save the day. What Venus in mutual reception with the Sun does is make the entire situation more flexible. What Venus does, since she is the Sun's dispositor, and because she forms trine aspect with Uranus, is soften the otherwise bad signs. In the end you can say it could have been much worse.

Venus is the dispositor of the Sun. Venus' aspects will therefore bear on the situation, and in this case, in a favorable way. Venus is forming a trine aspect with Uranus, bringing great luck and a stroke of genius.
In the US Venus is in the 12th house and Uranus is in the 8th. This points to spiritual forces working for the good of this land and people. Because the Sun is in the 2nd house it points to increasing prosperity. The stock market will behave erratically, but there will be gains, possibly windfalls. Also, the Moon is in the 5th house, forming a trine aspect with the Sun. This is very fortunate. Whatever upsets are coming in the US this fall will be mitigated by these aspects. Jupiter is in the 1st house of the chart for the US, showing an increase in business and trade, and increasing prosperity. But, Jupiter is in opposition with Neptune in the 7th house. This dampens the upswing to a degree, and warns of treachery, schemes, double dealing, and secret plots from rogue foreign sources, possibly involving hackers or cyber attacks.
In the UK and EU Venus is in the 10th house with Uranus in the 6th. It is possible that the turmoil and violent disturbances that will be developing will force the governments to pay better attention to improving services for their own people.
In the region of Moscow down through the Middle East Venus is in the 9th house with Uranus in the 5th. This points to diplomacy. This will help mitigate the violent situation so that it does not blow up altogether.
In China Venus is in the 7th with Uranus in the 2nd. The stock market may take some surprising turns, have some welcome surges. Venus in the 7th house points to foreign investors. The Chinese chart for the equinox has the north node, the Sun, Jupiter, Mars, and Venus all in the 7th house. This gives tremendous emphasis on Chinese foreign relations this fall.

Mercury at the equinox was retrograde. It was applying to square Pluto. This is not a good sign. It points to treachery in diplomatic and business dealings.
In the US Mercury is in the 2nd house with Pluto in the 5th. This shows crooked stock market manipulations. Venus is the dispositor of Mercury. Venus is trine Uranus. The insiders stand to gain huge windfalls.
In the UK and EU Mercury is in the 12th house with Pluto in the 3rd. This points to lying, media manipulation, and potential dangers of terrorist activities in the streets and in public transportation. Pluto, in Capricorn and intercepted in the 3rd house, points to the underground, possibly meaning subways and tunnels. Venus, the dispositor of Mercury, is in the 10th house trine Uranus in the 6th. The governments will do well to avoid strikes and insubordination in military and police services. Both Mars, ruler of the 7th house, and Venus, ruler of the 1st house, in the 10th house of the UK and EU charts point to troubles that the governments will face coming from their own people and from foreign elements. Mars square Saturn in the 2nd house shows serious economic pressures and wide spread poverty. Jupiter in the 11th house opposite Neptune in the 4th shows agitation against the government coming from people.
In the region from Russia down through the Middle East Mercury is in the 11th house with Pluto in the 2nd. Pluto rules the 12th house, and Mercury rules the 7th. It shows international criminal financial dealings for the sponsoring of terrorist groups. The fact that Mercury is retrograde makes it more underhanded. Pluto is at direct station, giving this fact tremendous emphasis.
In China Mercury is in the 10th house with Pluto in the 2nd. The Government is connected unfavorably with secret money and market manipulations.

Pluto was at direct station at the equinox. Because it is in Capricorn, it gives tremendous emphasis to matters of political and corporate organization. The direct station greatly accents the affects of Pluto through the fall season. While we have seen some of this already in the US with Boehner announcing that he is stepping down, and the ugly noise around Martin Shkreli, we find in the equinox chart of Australia Pluto in the 10th house square Mercury in the 7th. International treachery will cause extremely difficult problems for the government. Pluto in the 10th house square Mercury in the 7th, and square Uranus in the 1st house could bring strikes and violence. The people are becoming fed up.

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Astrological view of Saturn in Sagittarius

Saturn entered Sagittarius on Sept. 18, 2015 at 3:49 AM GMD. Earlier on, Saturn entered Sagittarius on December 23, 2014, then turned retrograde on March 15, 2015, went back into Scorpio on June 15, turned direct in Scorpio on August 2, and is now in Sagittarius where he will stay until he enters Capricorn on December 20, 2017. What Saturn means for the world now and up to the end of 2017 can be read from the heavens at the moment of his entry into Sagittarius on the 18th.

First, Saturn is peregrine in Sagittarius. This means he can wander off course, go to extremes, and have little, if any patience in Sagittarius. Saturn can even act tyrannically in Sagittarius.

Sagittarius, in a universal sense, embraces philosophy, religion, science, universities, all forms of higher learning, the higher mind, international travel, international trade, publishing, ceremonies, legalizing, large scale entertainments, and so on. With Saturn in Sagittarius the religious arguments will become much more serious, seriousness being the key word for Saturn. Serious issues involving legalizing in international trade and travel will come up; far reaching scientific discoveries will be made; legal problems involving organization of publishing companies and between the publishing industry and the monopolizing on-line corporations will also come up. This will be a challenging time for a number of universities for a number of different reasons. Lots of arguments over legalizing will come in the world because of political fighting. Be cautious if attending large scale entertainment events such as games because of the possibilities of terrorism.

Countries, regions, groups, and cities under Sagittarius include all of Araby, Spain, Hungary, Australia, southern France (Province), Budapest, Cologne, and so on. We can expect huge problems to continue to grow in and from the Arab countries and the entire middle east and north Africa. We see already the tension in Hungary. It will continue and deepen. It is becoming a serious issue for the EU. The United States is ruled by Gemini. The polarity of Gemini and Sagittarius brings this country directly face to face with these developments. Australia is also facing some severe political challenges.

If the aspects in the chart of Saturn's entry into Sagittarius were good and easy the above predictions wouldn't stand. But, unfortunately that isn't the case. The aspects are as follows.

Saturn is just separating from square to Mars, and applying to square to Neptune and square to Jupiter. Jupiter is in opposition to Neptune. Saturn is also semi-square to Mercury and semi-square to Pluto. Mercury is square to Pluto. In a nutshell, Saturn's career in Sagittarius is starting out badly and will act destructively. The turmoil in and coming from the middle east will be big news for the next two years, according to Saturn.

Looking at the picture more closely, Saturn's dispositor is Jupiter (Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter.) Jupiter is in Virgo, the sign of his detriment, and is in opposition with Neptune. Talk of communications with, and an invasion by ETs notwithstanding, confusions, insane opinions, lies, and deceptions will continue to come to us from the media. The Jupiter opposition Neptune corrupts Saturn's path through Sagittarius. We can expect more baffling and nefarious chicanery to infect international relations affecting trade and communications.

That Saturn entered Sagittarius when he was square Jupiter, and Jupiter was in opposition with Neptune also says that the markets are enjoying a rough ride. The north lunar node moving up towards Leo gives reason for some optimism, but the square of Saturn and Jupiter is forcing corrections. This is a tricky time for investors. Jupiter opposite Neptune is pointing to problems in the areas of oil, food, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Another way of looking at this, some people are going to get extremely rich while others lose their shirts.

Mercury was retrograde at Saturn's entry into Sagittarius. Mercury was also semi-square Saturn and square Pluto. Mercury was at 15 degrees Libra, a degree denoting the fulcrum of the scales, or judgment. Retrograde, square Pluto, and semi-square Saturn, judgment is corrupt and affected by underworld criminal elements. International agreements cannot be trusted. If anything, this should teach us that our leaders are unconscious.

The Moon at the time of Saturn's entry to Sagittarius was in Scorpio forming two aspects, sextile Sun, and square Mars. Moon was waxing. Mars is the ruler of Scorpio. The final aspect of Moon square Mars harms the Moon. It means that increasing conflict is to be expected in the world.

In the charts for the UK and EU, Saturn is in the 4th house square Mars and Jupiter in the 1st house, with Neptune in the 7th house. The mood of the people is angry. They are being fooled by international trickery. Saturn afflicted in the 4th house will bring obstacles and difficulties to the governments, and there will be severe weather that will adversely affect agriculture. There may also be earthquakes. Nonetheless, Mercury retrograde in the 3rd house says that the  governments will change their minds and plans to the benefit of the people, and Sun in the 2nd house promises a brighter future. In other words, it is highly possible that the current governments will start to come apart. Watch to see what happens in Germany.

In the chart for the US, Saturn is in the 6th house, the 6th house having to do with military services, labor, and public health. Mars and Jupiter are in the 4th house opposite Neptune in the 10th house. There is discontentment with the Government. In these two years a lot of dirt will come out and will involve scandals involving people in the top circle, as well as some involving people in the military. Mercury is retrograde in the 5th house trine the Ascendant. Mercury is intercepted, Changes involving diplomatic relations, while made in secrecy, will be to the benefit of the people. Venus is in the 3rd house. We are at peace with our neighbors.

In the chart for China, Saturn is in the 1st house, Jupiter is in the 10th house, and Neptune in the 4th. Mercury is in the 11th house square Pluto in the 2nd. This does not look sanguine for Chinese business. Saturn afflicted in the 1st house brings want of work, loss of trade, and poverty. Pluto afflicted in the 2nd house confirms it, and warns of trickery adversely affecting the money and stock market. Sun and Jupiter in the 10th house makes the leaders rich; they look good, but Jupiter's opposition to Neptune, Neptune in the 4th house will bring trouble up. Financial corruption is a serious danger and the majority of the people are being burdened.

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