Florence speech of Theresa May

 

 

a) the Local Space Map of the ‘Florence speech’ of Theresa May on 2017 Sept. 22. The map shows local space and ACG lines over Italy, based on the General election chart of June 8 2017. Through these lines the meaning / intention for making this speech in Florence could be delineated, b) chart general elections 2017: June 8 2017 07:00h GMT London

What happened in Florence in the Santa Maria Novella on Friday afternoon on September 24th 2017? In this posting I will try to answer how Theresa May’s (TM) speech in Florence about brexit (the UK leaving the EU) could be interpreted, what its effect may be, why it took place in Florence, etc.

First, the speech may be located in Florence to cause maximum disruptive impact (Uranus Ls line) in a country which is already balancing on the edge of pro/against EU membership. Secondly the speech shows that only brutal honesty (Pluto/Dec ACG line) towards the EU works for the UK, anything else may backfire. Most likely TM has made an error of judgment on this point. Third, Florence is located on the Chiron/MC ACG line which plays a major role in UK’s successful attempt to change the EU by trying to influence the political climate in EU countries themselves.

About the impact of the Uranus Ls line: Why in Florence, why not in Brussels addressing the EU parliament, the EC or heads of state? Perhaps in Florence because it is on top of the Uranus Ls line (see: Local Space astrology), causing all UK government action on that line to create disruption. The UK government has spoken in Florence popping-up like time bandits, without the support of the Italian government or without the Italian people inviting her to come. This could point to a disruptive agenda deliberately causing further division in the EU by stirring the fragile political climate in Italy. Italy is a country which is most vulnerable for this UK strategy as the Chiron/MC line shows. From this perspective the notion in her speech wishing the EU well and that a strong EU is in the UK’s best interest may be interpreted as delusional.

Why such a possibly sabotaging move? This may be the kind of treacherous behavior that follows from Neptune’s/MC influence in the 2017 UK general election chart. Together with the other major influence in the chart Pluto/Dec a great team is formed to extend and deepen UK’s dispute with the EU.

About the impact of the Pluto/Dec ACG line: What may people think of it? Considering that this speech has happened on a Pluto/Dec ACG line running almost straight over Florence may mean that her performance may be interpreted by others as ‘coming in with an attitude’. A Pluto/Dec ACG line causes people to look at TM as if she is trying to hide something, there may be suspicion about her intentions. Worse, this uncompromising energy triggers others to hold the UK accountable obsessively. A Pluto/Dec placement in the UK general election chart 2017 may provide thé perfect platform to carry this attitude/suspicion conflict as started in Florence to its natural end eroding trust completely. This event may trigger a scenario of tense exchanges between the EU and the UK. Possibly it may seem to others like the UK has taken on the EU for a fight. The UK setting itself up as a winner aiming at ‘the winner takes all’ and ‘never mind how’. ‘Never mind how’ is what others may have seen in Florence on Friday afternoon.

A Pluto/Dec ACG line influence in this event could point to the idea that the speech was also meant for internal consumption, as an attempt to increase political support at home by rallying hostile responses abroad. Why didn’t this work? No one in the EU responded likewise publicly, perhaps to avoid this process of deepening a we-them conflict. Perhaps it was too obvious, hearing Theresa May wishing the EU well and saying that a strong EU was in the UK’s best interests. To hear her saying this within the context of a Pluto/Dec ACG line may perhaps have triggered this above mentioned suspicion, leading to the idea that perhaps the whole event could be a setup? Saying just a couple of lines wrong and the whole thing blows, who knows? 

About the impact of the Chiron/MC ACG line: What could be its effect? The involvement of Chiron/MC ACG line in this event may indicate this speech has a further dismantling impact on the EU which could possibly lead to Italy’s exit from the EU. Again, this is a successful strategy of the UK following from its brexit referendum chart in 2016. However, this line may also indicate that this event effects increased damage for the UK for its whistle blower actions, Chiron’s ‘outsider and maverick’ actions may be successful but come with a price. Metaphorically speaking, Chiron gives the UK ‘administrator rights’ meaning it will be able to change the system, but like any administrator only for others and not for itself. Chiron’s presence here in this event may therefore point to something somehow fated, namely Italy may possibly achieve accidentally what the UK is trying to bring about for itself but won’t be able to materialize. This event gets a symbolic or an ominous status (as like an omen) from the fact that the event took place in the Santa Maria Novella revealing its spiritual dimension. As Wim Wenders the experimental German filmmaker wrote: the real drama is in the background.  

This UK initiated event plays well into the potentials of the charts (UK general election 2017 and brexit event 2016 chart), the synchronicity is almost too good to be true. This suggests that there is perhaps some astrological engineering (electional astrology) going on, helping planning and programming the UK government’s actions around brexit. In case this event isn’t engineered astrologically the event would be even more scary because this scenario (as is presumed and interpreted here) may play out unconsciously.

The EU’s future scenario

Although it seems the UK will be leaving the EU in March 2019 we may expect any type of relationship (deal or no deal, in or out) to be renegotiated for the next 100 years or so. Perhaps TM may cancel the article 50 procedure before 2019 only to evaluate that decision and start it up again later into infinity. It seems like brexit has always and will always be here. It’s thé de facto UK-EU relationship as a permanent push and pull relation. What was that name again? It may have something to do with UK’s ‘border’ and a presupposed ‘line’ with the EU across that border. 

Let’s assume for a moment that we may indeed have witnessed in Florence a UK government expecting the current EU to fail within 4-9 years, further weakened by numerous ongoing crises. The question is why should this be of any importance to the UK? Perhaps TM may expect a weakened EU to give the UK untold leverage to get a better brexit deal and/or to create any type of relationship agreement whatsoever advantageous to the UK. This would be thé ‘brexit bonus’ for the UK to collect which may come by itself in time. However, this may only happen based on the condition that one has patience, ‘one just has to able to wait for it’. 

In that case a hypothetical brexit strategy for a UK government would require four elements: 1) To clearly state that the UK wants a brexit deal on its own terms and nothing else (control). 2) To tactically reposition the UK internationally (like rallying US support against the EU), to actively support this weakening process accelerating this expected EU future scenario (like giving speeches in Florence), while playing one’s own game in the negotiation process with the EU (like bluffing one’s way through Brussels’ burocrats). As unsportive as this all may look, these actions may be just preparatory and precautionary measures, just a matter of ‘good business‘ (discipline). 3) Stalling the brexit process however may actually be this strategy’s main goal anticipating this expected EU’s future collapse (forbearance). 4) The UK should be ready to collect this ‘brexit bonus’ at the right time, confronting the EU in its most weakened position (timing). Control, discipline, forbearance and timing together may do the job. Be it a hypothetical strategy or not, from what we’ve seen thus far in the ongoing brexit negotiations it seems like Theresa May is doing exactly that: acting as if time is on her side.

a) natal EU chart 1958, 1 Jan, 12:00 am, Brussels, b) progressed MC conjuncts natal Pluto and progressed MC/IC are shifting signs in 2021, c) progressed MC/ IC are shifting houses 2026

So what about this EU future scenario? In case Theresa May would pursue a brexit strategy as outlined above does she have a point or not and will this work (apart from its moral dimension)? Here is what can be said about the EU’s near future, you may decide by yourself:

Based on the EU chart we may expect the EU’s role in the world to undergo significant changes in the coming years adapting itself to its own new reality. Change will start in 2021 caused by different sources. The following progressions in the chart of the EU indicate this (see charts above). In chart b) a progressed MC line will touch natal Pluto in 2021 which may transform the EU’s role in the world through death and rebirth, meaning this event may destroy its old self image first and may recreate it in a new way: from governing to servicing. In 2021 both progressed angles MC/IC will also switch signs, indicating major changes resulting into a much more caring, adaptive, helpful and practical role (MC in Virgo) and into a more indifferent attitude which makes the EU trying to ‘blend in’ (IC in Pisces), causing the EU to position itself more in the background for the next 30 years. On top of this, in chart c)  the progressed MC line is entering the 12th house in 2026 which usually means retirement further changing its self-image and role. Perhaps in 2026 after 2021 the EU may become steadily less creative, less politically active and much more service focused (progressed IC/6th), working from behind the scenes, or will be working directly among the needs of the people in an altruistic way (progressed MC/12th). 

Within the context of these trends it’s highly unlikely a federal EU will emerge, probably the opposite will happen resulting into a more humble position. Simultaneously a new path may open itself for the EU to become a more service oriented and practical organisation, starting operations of best small scale practices all over Europe (EU schools and universities, EU hospitals, EU social housing programs, EU local governance, etc.), this being blended by local culture which gives these practices a platform. This approach would represent the total reversal of thinking these trends indicate. The EU may be able to incorporate an essential dimension it never had: being present in the midst of the daily life of the EU citizen. 

One may ask, doesn’t this future change justify (with hindsight) the criticism that the EU had become too abstract? That culture turned out to be far more important in the general scope of things and much more difficult to understand and change than the economy, etc? That the EU failed to address ‘the importance of locality’? That the EU as it was then (the institute of institutions) could not reflect the totality of Europe because it was lacking essential dimensions needed to embody this totality? This is exactly the kind of criticism that is waived away these days, like fresh autumn leaves.

Russia’s technological expansion

 

a) natal chart Russia 1991, 25 dec 5:19pm Moscow (book of world horoscopes), b) 2019,  transit Uranus on MC / 10th house ingress, c) 2019, all 4 progressed angles shifting and progressed Moon return, d) 2036, transit Pluto 7th house ingress, e) 2036, 2 progressed angles shifting

One of the main things we see in the chart of Russia is an Uranus entering the 10th in 2019  (chart b). The same transit in the chart of China lead China to make the switch from a communist to a capitalist system in the 80’s. This transit may lead to a complete innovation of Russia’s role in the world, which may be mainly technology driven. 

The third graph shows all progressed angles to switch houses or signs in 2019 (c). This is an indication that Russia may really change, its identity, power, relations and role in the world will all undergo a significant shift. A progressed moon return in 2019 in the chart of Russia marks the beginning of a new episode of 28-29 years in its development. It may mean Russia is becoming less focused on its traditional resources and territorial objectives. Perhaps we will see a much more efficient, rationalized, precise and service minded, internationally communicative, internationally financial-active and an international politically organizing Russia. Russia is putting it in gear, it will be focused much more on a role outside its borders, more knowledge based, intellectual, technology driven and with a regained belief. 

A perhaps more troubling side (from a western perspective) to Russia’s current role in the world (progressed MC 10th) since its inception in 1991 may be related to a Pluto dominated 4th house profiling Venus, which is ruling the 10th, negatively. Russia’s darker roots, a USSR heritage, culture and past (old USSR secret organisations in old USSR buildings) may still cast a shadow over its role in the world. In characterizing this role all mundane Pluto keywords may be applicable. A Pluto dominated Venus means all its links with the nations resources, its financial institutions, bankers, farmers, may be used manipulative, secret, intrusive and in an obsessively controlling way. All Venus aspects may have been abducted, that’s what this placement could suggest.

A Pluto-Venus conjunct 4th means women’s issues in Russia may have been influenced by underworld forces bringing into mind the Inanna myth. Be aware, not only Russia’s resources may have been abducted. Russia’s current economic situation may be related to this myth. In symbolic language: ‘the Moon is mourning and asks for her (Venus’) release’, this mourning creates a winter in which the earth stops producing fruits, food, etc. Although contrary to normal logic, the current Russian recession could be related to this symbolic conflict alone. Too strange as it may sound, there may be no escape other than Russia turning into a less traditional/conservative and much more open, emancipated society, respecting women’s rights equal to men. According to the myth this time may come (2034 progressed IC 5th) by command of Jupiter, but until that moment Russia’s economy may remain in winter time.

We may expect Russian foreign presence or Russia’s role in the world to become less focused on its traditional resources as indicated above. A progressed MC entering Gemini, and somewhat later the 11th is being ruled by a Mercury which has a much stronger Jupiterian flavor (optimistic, adventurous, exploratory, ideological, etc). A renewed role of Russia in the world may be boosting with this energy. On the sideline an additional Pluto 4th influence on Mercury however means its renewed role in the world through communication, trade, finance, education, logistics may also become manipulative, secret, intrusive, controlling and transformative creating experiences of death and rebirth (meaning to destroy something in order to recreate something on its own (Russian) terms). Both sides to Russia’s renewed role in the world may be noticeable already but may become much more prominent in the coming 30 years (while the MC progresses through Gemini/11th). 

The other main thing in the chart of Russia is a Pluto 7th house ingress in 2036 (d). This may not be very good as international relations may become tense, stressed, hostile and even violent. Pluto first destroys and then recreates these relations in a new way. The cause for these tensions and incompatibilities may be generated internally in Russia itself (Pluto 4th) and may also effect its own territory in return (Scorpio on the 4th) threatening its privacy. This transit happens simultaneously with the emergence of a hypothetical scenario that indicates ‘fascism’ in the chart of China in 2037. Pluto 7th ingress may mean a Plutonic teacher introduces itself on how to deal with relations, which possibly Russia is in desperate need of having by then. Perhaps some new ruler may use this trend to its own advantage.

Additional support for expecting increased tension with foreign partners may be found in its progressed ‘Dec line’ entering the 8th in 2019 (stays 30 years in this house) indicating Russia starts sharing something of its own with foreign relations and partners (shared values, valuables, resources), like a company shares with its investors or like an EU country shares with a supranational body such as the EU. Perhaps in return these partners start shaping Russia from the outside a bit more creative than may be appreciated. The Neptune transit 9th 2025-2039 is indicating a misperception or illusions on foreign relations, a trend which may work both ways. Neptune could also point to foreign relations connected to the oil industry. The act of sharing with foreign relations or partners as of 2019 may turn out illusionary to begin with as Neptune transits the 8th in 2019 indicating ‘indiscriminate sharing’ (may work both ways). Although it is perhaps unavoidable that Russia’s dependency on foreign partners increases (because of the fasing-out of oil in western economies and in China), Trump’s proposal for a strategic defense partnership or any foreign partnership for that matter may become difficult for Russia in the coming decades being confronted with a foreign mindset which may diffuse its own (treacherousness) and which may also work both ways. Neptunic influences tend to become very existential, one may have no choice but to live it through. 

The difficult mixture of both events in the chart of Russia may ask for caution, a more innovative-energetic role of Russia in the world on the one hand and more tense / diffusing relationships with foreign partners on the other. Although there’s a definite positive uptone in the chart (by Uranus), we may expect to see a Russia and its foreign partners deeply struggling with coming changes (by Pluto/Neptune). So…..what’s new? 

(e) The progressed IC/MC angles are shifting houses in 2034 which may show an even more outward going role of Russia. A new IC (what Russia brings to the table for exercising its new role) signifies a power with much more optimistic, authoritative and exploratory ‘creative disruptive abilities’ (progressed IC 5th). This seems to be further support for the idea of a technological expansion and emancipation. 

China’s transition

Through astrology we may speculate about China’s current status, its complexity and its near future using only a couple of pages of text. How could that be possible other than through astrology sketching the outlines of an entity so vast and complex?

Charts

 

charts: a) 1949, proclamation PRC 1 oct 1949 15:00h Beijing, b) 1966, Cultural Revolution, c) 1980, shift to capitalist system, d) 1992, initiating its policy for the South Chinese sea in, e) 1992, ACG* map showing the place of impact of the Pluto-Venus transit, f) 2017, Jupiter progression Asc, g) 2020, Pluto/Saturn conjunct Jupiter 12th, the great rebuild, h) 2024, a possible economic collapse and technological rebirth, i) 2037,  ACG* map of Hades/MC transit on Beijing , j) 2037, a potential aggressor role and conflict

(a) On 01-10-’49 a special meeting was held in Beijing in order to proclaim the start of the PRC and to install the first government of modern China. Usually charts for modern China are set on that date at 15:00h because at that moment Mao Zedong announced publicly that a government had been installed.

The Moon is the most important energy in the Chinese cosmology. The fact that the Moon is conjunct its ascendant may point to the possibility that this chart has been elected. 

Summary

China may enter a ‘great age’ providing a visionary China to the world in the coming centuries, this period starts now. However, before we get there we may have to deal with a difficult transition in the coming 30 years, China possibly changing its whole east-Asian region first.

A possible scenario for the coming 30 years may be:

In 2019 China may increase tension by taking its South Chinese Sea initiative a step further in its quest for domination of the region. Possibly China may also focus on North Korea which it may see as an ‘autonomous region of China’s de facto occupying North Korea as a tactical maneuver to control the peninsula.

In 2020-2040 a great change project may set China on a path to reposition itself internationally. The year 2024 marks a global shift towards a ‘time of revolutions’ which may dramatically intervene this change and pushes the reset button on China’s identity: ‘darkening the light’.

In 2030-50 an alarming scenario emerges through its ‘Hades transit’ leading possibly to the rise of extreme right wing factions, which possibly leads China to repeat the 2nd ww exactly 100 years later.

Events by transit/progression

1966 (b)

Transit of a Uranus/Pluto conjunct entering the 8th house. The outbreak of the cultural revolution. ‘Deathly Youth’ disrupting and transforming shared values in the country and purging remnants of former enemies. Combined with Neptune transit on its Venus/MC this could mean the diffusion of its values. The goal was to correct China’ social identity and role in the world. 

1980 (c)

Transit Uranus on natal Venus/MC means the shift from a communist to a capitalist system. Uranus introduces elements like creativity, youth, pleasure, games and businesses in China’s role in the world. This transit was accompanied by a the start of new Jupiter/Saturn synodic cycle: Jup/Sat conjunct Mer 8th (18 dec 1980). Within the same time range (1982) the start of a new Saturn/Pluto synodic cycle in the 9th house took place, which meant the ending of its communist ideology and belief system. 

1992 / 2019 (d, e)

Pluto conjunct Venus 9th. The Venus LS line and Venus acg* MC line runs straight over the Spratly islands in the South Chinese Sea. This gives rise to associating the meaning of this event to the abduction myth in which Pluto abducts Demeters’ child to the underworld. Because of Demeter’s mourning this sets-off the start of a long winter in which nothing grows. The abduction myth also predicts that China will have to give up or share for a large part its use of these islands. In 2019 a follow-up may be initiated by China further escalating tension in the region.

In the ACG chart we may further notice that China experiences South Korea, Japan and West China as it main potential enemies or competitors. Look at the Pluto/Mars local space lines (Celestial zodiac) running straight over these countries. The Pluto/Mars acg* MC lines (Geodetic zodiac) run over Japan pointing at Japan as its main potential competitor /  enemy.

In e) China’s Saturn Local space line runs straight over North Korea and Tibet. Saturn is the strongest planet in the Chinese chart because it’s unaspected, running its own course in a parallel universe, symbolizing a state within a state. This logic would suggest that it may seem as if both North Korea and Tibet are treated as ‘autonomous regions of China’. Perhaps this is an indication of NK’s status being de facto occupied and transformed by China as a tactical maneuver to dominate the whole peninsula. The suggestion, if it were true (which we don’t know), that NK is nothing more but a mere front for China may certainly explain the extreme reluctance and hesitation of Japan to speak up and act in stronger terms against NK aggression. In any case, the delineation of Saturn in the chart of China may explain why China is repeatedly glossing over NK aggression as if there’s some Chinese interest in not interfering with it: 

The mundane meaning of Saturn is: Saturn shows the national attitude towards law and order, hierarchies, taboos and old practices, Saturn represents the reactional forces and the fear which resists change, it governs authority and tradition, Land-owners, farmers, mines, coal and industries connected to metals and minerals. The state and its institutions, and collectively the amount of freedom a society permits or denies itself.

An unaspected Saturn Virgo/7th in the natal chart of China may represent a state within a state: how to delineate this? A state within a state suggests there is perhaps  a split Chinese authority, and that each half doesn’t know (or is unable to control) what the other half does. Saturn may point to the communist party itself. Virgo could point to old hard core remnants of the farmers / miners proletariat in the communist party and their practical (commercial) interests. The 7th house could point to those party institution which deal with foreign relations in all its aspects, trade, etc. So in case we may have to address who in China could have an interest in the current NK situation this may be a first indication, astrologically.

This as a possible cause for the Chinese not-interfering approach to the NK situation may seem far less dangerous than we may have expected: commercial interests with a lot of old ideological cloud in the communist party which is in disarray. Well, although perhaps the GOP in Washington may be in far bigger trouble, the impact of a presumed seemingly innocent organizational mess within the communist party may be immense. 

From 2017 – 2150 (f)

Jupiter progresses on its Ascendant and progresses further through the first house. This means a very positive effect on its social identity (in the world). China acquires its place among major blocks in the west. In itself this progression could introduce China’s great age in which it develops as a visionary global leader. This is starting now. China’s greatest example and benefactor may be the US, the Jupiter acg* MC line (Geodetic zodiac) runs over the US.

But before China may find its new calling it first may have to go through some major transitional events. 

2020 (g) ‘the great change project 2020-2040’

A Pluto/Saturn conjunct Jupiter 12th house on Jan 12th 2020 (22:48 Cap). This transit introduces the starting point for a new synodic cycle of the two planets from 2020-2054. This cycle usually means making ‘business out of death, rewriting the rules, redefining what is considered powerful, building new structures using the material from the bones of the ancestors, grieving and moving on’ (hard, cold truths emerging, eruption of social poisons, wringing out of fundamentals. Final-analysis situations, crunches or unavoidable failures. Showdowns, seizures, stalling, clashes, war, wrenches. Hard-heartedness and misunderstanding – yet leading to bottom-line truths which are necessary).

By this transit and subsequent cycle all hidden judicial and religious systems, national values and belief systems and all vaguely hidden ideology of the nation may be transformed through endings. It may mean that that what is on the background is being exposed and ended. We may see an active involvement of the head of state (Sun) initiating this change program.

The goal may be to prepare China for a different role in the world (Scorpio on 10th), by restructuring its judicial and belief system, its social institutions, its penitentiary system and secret agencies (Cap on 12th) and by redefining through endings its network and friends in the world (Sag on 11th).

The main cause for initiating this internal change event lies in the 7th (Sat/Plu 7th): foreign affairs, international treaties, and talks. Its relations with other countries, whether friendly or hostile, political or commercial. 

This transit is followed-up by the start of a new Jupiter/Saturn synodic cycle (conjunct Asc/Moon) in the same year, which is focused on ‘building up’ its identity and ecosystem: reshaping itself. This indicates that in the coming 20 years China may dominantly focus on this area and related issues in its chart. After 20 years in 2040 we see a new cycle being started up in the 8th house (transformation through death and rebirth) in which China internationally starts operating in a role in the world as an ‘external shaper’.

This change project as initiated by the Saturn/Pluto conjunct Jup/12th and being followed-up by a Jupiter/Saturn conjunct Asc/Moon becomes thé most important project in the coming 20 years. One version to explain this is to say that: this event may be caused by a security/political issue (Jup/12th) and a trade issue (Sat/7th) which lead to this repositioning event of its identity in the world and ecosystem (Jup/Sat conj Asc/Moon), which is effecting its whole secret infrastructure and friends network in the world. It may effect all its 6th house issues: public and national services and especially the working class. 

2024 (h) ‘darkening of the light’

The transit of Pluto conj Asc/Moon is a difficult and complex one. No one knows how this transit will work out in reality so we can only sketch and outline this event roughly in a hypothetical scenario. It seems that whatever is started in 2020 first leads to a catastrofic intervention or collapse in 2024. For instance a Pluto Asc transit in 2001 in the USA chart was accompanied by the 9/11 event which changed its identity and was the start of a ‘great’ purging and elimination campaign. The Pluto transit in the chart of China may have even greater impact because of the involvement of natal Moon. Possibly the reset button in Chinese-western relations is pushed. Perhaps this introduces the death and rebirth of China as nursing ‘factory of the world’ and also the end of China’s identity as we know it today.

The cause for this event may lie in the 7th in the chart of China (natal Pluto 7th): foreign affairs, international treaties, and talks, its relations with other countries, whether friendly or hostile, political or commercial. Therefore we may say that by this event the reset button on Chinese-western relations is pushed. It may effect all its 6th and 10th house issues: transforming its public and national services (especially the working class) and  its role in the world.

A related cause for this 2024 event lies in the Uranus 4th house ingress in 2024. This causes disruption in China’s interior in harmonic aspect to its simultaneously happening Pluto conj Asc/Moon transit. A possible destruction of the current Chinese state identity may emerge together with a possible disruption and and technological innovation of its interior or culture.

Transit Pluto conj Asc/Moon means the transformation of China’s identity (identity should be understood as purely how  its presence by itself impacts others (as like the effect of ‘casting’ an actor in a role) ) by destroying and recreating its identity. Moon = masses, popular opinion, popular mass ideologies / Pluto = mortality rates, psychic outbreak of the unconscious, all things hidden and secretive in a society. All Pluto keywords may be applicable to its transformative actions: obsessed, uncompromising, paranoid, survivalistic, violent, etc. 

In 2023-2024 the time comes when Pluto enters Aquarius, which means the time of revolutions through social, humanistic and technological change in particular through experiences of destruction and regeneration. So we are looking here at big time social-cultural collapse, transformation and regeneration. Pluto conj Moon especially in Aquarius may mean that this could be channeled towards violent collectivation, to submit the individual to the collective in a Plutonic way. Building a state identity through Plutonic collectivation, supported/accompnied by a disruption and technological innovation of its interior or culture.

The 2030-50 event may perhaps be the outcome of this Plutonic collectivation, starting with the birth of a Plutonic state identity in 2024. If there ever may be such an unfortunate thing as WW3 it may very well have its origins in these presumed and still hypothetical 2024 events. 

2030-50 (i, j)  ‘close the west gate’

The chart (i) shows the slow moving transit of the (Hamburger-school astrological point) Hades ACG* MC line over Beijing in 2030-50 (Geodetic zodiac). This point has ‘successfully’ indicated the rise of fascist regimes and their genocide wars, like Hitler and Stalin when it transited resp. over Berlin and Moscow, in times of severe economic crises. Hypothetically this Hades transit shows a possible scenario for an emerging Chinese regime as of 2030 that seems to have parallels (on a Chinese scale!) with Germany in 1930-45 and Soviet Union in 1930-50. Hades MC means impoverishment, it may also mean the highest of spirituality, the spirit found deep below in the dark, in decay, poverty, suffering and in death. 

In addition to this ‘Hades 2030-50 transit’ a parallel event in China’s natal chart is occurring where transiting Pluto opposes its own natal position (j). This may suggest China’s role in the world (MC) is somehow battling a conflicting force at that time. This may be western China or Japan/ Korea (read western interest) related.

Further support for Hades’ scenario may be found in the already mentioned Jupiter/Saturn conjunct in 2040 when a new synodic cycle is started up in the 8th house. China  starts operating in a role in the world as an ‘external shaper’ as if it feels owning it. While at the same time a typical 8th house transformation of 20 year may set in: a complete breakdown and rebuild of China’s governance structure, shedding the old and adapting to the new. This does not weaken the impression that we may see a replay of what happened in the 1930-1950’s.

Perhaps globalization may have had its biggest impact in China. In response we may expect China to produce a nationalist and anti-globalist movement like no other. Jupiterian actions and projections may seem to destroy ‘feeling’ in general, may attack local intimacy and (sub)culture, unconscious roots, the privacy and mystery of the location and place. Globalization, individualization, science and transparency (like the open publications of disruptive visions) could do that, this is only partly Jupiter’s role. Especially in East Asia this may be felt more deeply and painfully because of its astrological connection with the Moon which is all about feeling, collectivity, roots, etc. The chart of China suggests that after centuries of increased western globalism we should at least expect to see an attempt to return to Eastern ‘localism’. 

We can’t predict how this Hades transit may work out in reality and what its impact will be. On the other hand we may be saying this perhaps out of apprehension becoming aware of the unimaginable scale and inevitability of this hypothetical event. Arriving at that realization we must at least outline its possible scenario because that’s what we do: designing hypothetical scenario’s for action.

A Hades transit could ‘open a gate to the underworld’ accompanied with all the dark things coming from that. This transit Hades/MC ACG line (Geodetic zodiac) is already transiting over China and is approaching Beijing from the west moving eastward very slowly, arriving in Beijing in the 30’ties (exact 2037). Hence we may suggest to close off a spiritual gate western from Beijing or….. to spiritually ‘close the west gate’ of China in a more general sense to protect China’s main political center from a demonic spiritual force ‘flooding the land’. To those who can’t or won’t run: the country as a whole, government organizations, companies, the people in general or any entity for that matter, they should turn inwards and become inaccessible during this transit period perhaps like as in the Sakoku period in Japan. ‘Close the windows and curtains, stay inside during the morning and evening dusk’ and wait until this demonic spiritual storm passes by. Super human clarity may be possible (  ). 

Watch 2024, that will be the test case for this hypothetical scenario. 

Natal Chart

On China’s identity: the ascendant’s (1.15 degree Aquarius) Sabian Symbol is ‘an unexpected thunderstorm’. This may mean that ‘accidents are inevitable so we (China) must develop strategies for how to act when we (China) are not in control’. 

This ascendant placement in the China natal chart is almost perfectly conjunct with the Sun placements (0Aqu50) of all US presidency charts since 1937. The Sabian symbol for this Sun position is ‘An old adobe mission’ meaning: ‘Standing up for our lifestyle deepens our character and inspires in us a faith that we belong’.

 

Reunification of the Koreas

What obsession drives North Korea? Through astrology we may arrive at a particular view on this issue which would be impossible to reach otherwise and which is perhaps totally contrary to normal logic. So, be prepared.

All is hidden in the natal chart of North Korea. Once established a natal chart puts its stance on the whole occurrence of North Korea as a state from beginning to end. However keep in mind that the chart shows only potentials for things to happen and different astrologers may interpret these things differently.

Its external/violent creation
North Korea may not so much be connected to China as it is to the US, because NK was physically and legally created by the US on 10 August 1945 at midnight in Washington DC by president Roosevelt. He divided the Korean peninsula by imposing the 38 degree parallel dividing line between the Soviet and US zones in Korea.

Perhaps the permanent US’s involvement in North Korea is triggered by the looming failure of its creative act. What it has created, as one could characterize this dividing act as violent, seems to be in a permanent state of collapse threatening in turn the US’s own existence. Somehow the US and NK are interlocked in this event and neither can get out. 

a) North Korea natal chart 10 August 1945, midnight, Washington DC, b) progressions of the angles in 2033, c) Pluto transit opp natal Sun in 2033

This dividing act created a birth chart of NK which may explain best the NK situation and the chain of past and future events. Although formally NK celebrates its proclamation in 1948 only the 1945 chart seems to address what is really going on. Therefore we should study the 1945 chart as the natal chart of NK.

Symptoms of birth trauma
From this perspective (a country being externally/violently created by another country) we may understand why NK never seemed to have reached a feeling of independency or never found some form of ‘grown up’ self determination and role in the world. It may explain why NK seems to behave as a ‘lost cause’ rebel fighting off a ghost of the past. It may explain why NK seems to be fighting feelings of abuse, as if being overpowered by a demonic parent: the US as its creator. Its seems to explain why NK is fighting a ‘hostile’ (what it may see as) status quo in South East Asia mainly created by the US. It may explain why NK seeks to develop a deterrence specifically against the US, ICBM’s that may threat the US mainland. This obsessive creation act seems to explain why NK is bonding with countries that have conflicts with the US like Iran (who share the experience).

Perhaps deep in the NK psyche a notion is hidden that its birth was wrong and unwanted and that its existence is a mistake. Unconsciously the country may feel caught up in an imposed inauthentic chart as a shadow or curse. NK may feel being wronged terribly by the US. This view seems to resonate somehow.

From this perspective the ‘distancing and more relaxed attitude’ of China and Russia towards NK may be better understandable because they weren’t responsible for its creation. “The US has to deal with it, it’s its child”. Probably symptomatic for NK being US’s descendant is that it may have become the most Americanized country in Asia: It seems to mirror the US exactly in military development and in communication style. 

Technically (from an astrological point of view) this child may be under the spell of a chart that is created, rooted and controlled in Washington DC. The suffering, rebellion and psychopathic behavior of this child as if possessed by some curse may be symptomatic for this. Perhaps by dividing the Korean peninsula, (unintentionally) an entity was created that is programmed to turn against its own roots unwillingly, to turn against what it may unconsciously holds most dear causing a painful existence. Not the 38 degree parallel line itself is the source of Korea’s division but the entity created by that, which asserts, perpetuates and deepens it. 

Perhaps we have to start seeing the notion of being defeated, conquered, colonized, etc. as if being subjected to a chart which may feel as an invisible prison (like Japan, Germany, Irak, Tibet, etc may feel/ may have felt). However the difference here is that North Korea has never been defeated. The US just created an antagonist and a protagonist entity: North and South Korea. Both didn’t claim their current chart themselves and therefore both may feel inauthentic, disempowered, and both may be in competition with US in one way or another.

Future of the Korean peninsula
Perhaps like East and West Germany the only possible way forward in Korea may be its reunification, the merging of North and South Korea, to restore and heal a millennia old cultural and social body. 

The reunification of East and West Germany has been made possible by the collapse of the Soviet Union, by the collapse of the main instigator of its division. In the same manner NK may unconsciously seek to destroy Washington’s control over the Korean peninsula in order to make a reunification between North and South Korea possible, or perhaps to destroy the holder of its curse (what it unconsciously may see as). 

Following this analogy a bit further, the effect may be the reverse as in Germany. It wasn’t East or West Germany who made the Soviet Union collapse. It was the global expansion of capitalism lead by the US. The catch here is that it won’t be North or South Korea who will make the global dominance of the US collapse but perhaps the impact of a Chinese global expansion does. This in theory may implicate the US’ presumed control of the Korean peninsula and subsequently its divisive control of the NK chart being overruled. In this scenario we could expect democracy in South Korea to collapse. Perhaps on Taiwan the same logic may be applied (the ‘Hong Kong treatment’). Until then there’s no hope for NK but to change and overcome this supposedly imposed chart by itself. Perhaps an impossible task, but for this to address we’ll have to find indications in its chart.

Change

How could the current NK 1945 chart be overcome? Looking at the NK chart we may conclude that this moment may come by itself. In the coming 6-8 years we may see a NK that gets stronger and stronger. In 2024 a chain of events may emerge leading to a total transformation of its system in 2033. What will happen may be difficult to say within this context, but we may expect fundamental change in NK within 15 years. 

Transits and progressions

 

 

Trump: managing by controversy

This posting on the US presidency and Donald Trump (DT) may give you an overview of a series of events and characterisation of this presidency in the coming 4-8 years.

Important for what’s going to happen in the next 4-8 years is the so called ‘presidency event chart’ which is created at the moment of inauguration in 2017, 20 jan at noon in Washington DC.

Astrology by principle says that this chart puts its stance on the whole presidency event, from beginning to end. However, keep in mind that the chart only shows potentials for certain developments and different astrologers could interpret these in a different way.

Summary

In DT’s presidency event chart we may see a potential for the following events to happen:

  • 2017 on: A quack mire political environment for DT and his presidency emerges and expands during his first and possible second term.
  • 2017: Jan-Sept: Difficulties with formalities and institutional context. After September 2017 this will disappear
  • 2017 – 2019: DT mainly focuses on foreign policy from an economical perspective.
  • 2020: New economic paradigm
  • 2021: DT mainly focuses on foreign policy from an ideological perspective. A complete transformation of the role of the US in the world into a leadership style that may not fit a western democracy.
  • 2021: A possible ‘usexit event’ attemt from its traditional partner network.
  •         2022: Pluto return in the natal chart of the USA.
  • 2024: A possible foreign threat to the head of state.

The US presidency and DT

a) casting the DT presidency event chart in 2017, on 20 jan at noon in Washington DC, b) 2020 Jup/Saturn conjunct: new economic paradigm c) 2021 Pluto MC / Uranus ASC:  aggressive new role in the world / break with partner network, d) 2024 (no chart)  threat to head of state.

The first chart shows DT being inaugurated as president. What are its basic characteristics?

Global finance enforcement

Saturn 8th/Sag This presidency may retaliate on financial relations with foreign countries, all international finance, multinational and transnational corporations. To govern with authority and tradition, representing reactional forces and the fear which resists change. Land-owners, farmers, mines, coal and industries connected to metals and minerals may dominate this approach.

Ideological war

Pluto 9th/Cap Foreign action and relations may be highly transformative, based on violence, self destruct impulses. This placement may be explained both ways, ideological foreign action and relations as the bringer of  death and rebirth (of/in other nations), ideological death and rebirth (of/in the US) through foreign action and relations. Ideological purging and elimination as a strategy in foreign relations. To corrupt and manipulate international law and the legal system. Obsessive focus on religion (probably Islam).

acg map US presidency

Drugs mafia crackdown

According to the ACG map above secret military action will be explored in Middle and South America. The Pluto/Mc line runs straight over it. We may see an obsessive and intense crackdown on drugs related crime, gangs, criminals, corrupt institutions, etc, etc. Excessive repression may emerge related to the controlling forces in the state (the police).

Benefited groups in US

Jupiter 6th/Lib  According to this placement this presidency event may improve or may be beneficial for all national services, the health service, public health, health workers and the health of society in general. Beneficial for the working class, the national services: army, navy and civil service as servants of the country. Daily life for these groups in the US may improve significantly.

Transits: the second and third chart show important events during DT’s presidency.

New economic paradigm 2020

Second chart: Dec 2020: transit Jup/Sat conjunct Sun 10th/Aquarius This is an important transit event for every person/company/nation in the world and marks the start of a new occupational /business /economical period for the coming 20 years.  A new economical paradigm for the next 20 years may emerge. This transit may provide DT a possible second term in office.

This global transit event coincides in the presidency event chart with a transit Jup/Sat conjunct on its natal Sun 10th/Aqu, and conjunct transit Pluto 9th/Cap con MC. Combined with these additional influences it may mark the rise of a more integrative energy and awareness of leadership role in the world of the US. Supported by this powerful wave however DT’s role in the world may lead to overconfidence leading to a despotic style enforcing its economic rulings. This transit could mean a complete transformation (death and rebirth) of the role of the US in the world.

US-exit event

Third chart: 2 years later on dec 2022: transit Uranus Asc  This Uranus transit may introduce a type of ‘us-exit event’. Exit from what? It could mean from its NATO tradition or from its traditional partner network in the west? In the ACG chart below we may notice the Uranus/MC line on Europe, locating the place of its maximum disruptive impact.

This could mean the start of a US military cooperation with Russia, an US-Russian alliance. Geopolitically it could be interpreted as a logical and necessary move to bind Russia into partnership in order to weaken China.

Here Trumps shows himself as a true innovator, disrupting a long standing US/EU tradition of stereotyping and polarizing Russia, swimming against the stream of public opinion, the political establishment, etc. 

The US and Russia’s oil industry may become the most important stakeholders behind DT’s foreign policy.

Threat/Impeachment/Crises

Transit Pluto conj natal Sun, 2024  This transit could mean a threat (Pluto) to the head of state of the US (Sun) by foreign secret powers (natal Pluto/9th point to religious sources). This will create hostile relations between this presidency and other nations (Scorpio 7th house cusp). That would be a mainstream mundane astrological explanation of this transit. A possible alternative explanation could point to impeachment because of illegal foreign action of this presidency, leading to corruption and abuse of his presidency, which is a more likely explanation considering DT’s mixed interests. At the height of its power this presidency runs the risk of losing office.

A possible third explanation may focus on the federal government as a whole (Sun), experiencing a host of crises within its foreign allies network. We may compare this transit in the US presidency chart with what we saw in the EU chart. In the EU chart we have seen a similar transit (Pluto conj Sun/4th). Since 2008 the EU is in a state of permanent crisis which all somehow attack its interior, its togetherness and the privacy of the EU: the financial, banking, Euro and Greek crisis, the Snowdon, Ukrainian, refugee, Turkish and lately added the brexit and perhaps a Nato crisis. All of them are more or less unsolved and perhaps will have impact for decades.

A Pluto conj Sun/10th transit in the US presidency chart may have a similar impact on the position and role of the US in the world. It won’t transform its interior but its exterior presence and role, causing its international coalition to become riddled with existential crises. This may start in jan 2021 when Pluto enters the 10th house: obsessively controlling, testing, purging and eliminating everything that is perceived obsolete or weak. Entering a Plutonic world very intense and driven by survival instincts this presidency may set itself up as the winner, aiming at ‘the winner takes all’ and ‘never mind how’. Such could be the nature of DT’s approach enforcing a new set of rules and mood in which a foreign allies network will have to cooperate. That management style approach would correspond with everything what we have seen thus far from DT.

2024 revolutions

This transit could very well be the up make of a global revolution when Pluto enters Aquarius in 2024 introducing the time of bottom-up revolutions disrupting traditional government structures. This may be a response to the current period (Pluto in Capricorn) giving governments (like DT’s presidency) virtually unlimited top-down power deteriorating their democratic and legal legitimacy. In this new Aquarius period we may see technology emerge which gives unprecedented freedom to the individual.

This in turn may lead to a next period in 2044 when Pluto enters Pisces in which the world may fall into the global chaos of Neptune who dissolves all structure.

How about DT’s natal chart, does that somehow support these projections?

DT’s natal chart

Management style: no controversy no Trump

What is DT – being a fairly liberal Manhattenite – doing with these GOP cabinet members around him who rejected him in the first place? And why are these people teaming up with him? Explanation: DT is a real Mercurian type, meaning that there are always two persons, two faces. So why team up with like-minded people when you could have multiple agenda’s instead?

Uranus conjunct Sun He may use his presidential power to explore his own free-moral and socially unadapted agenda, toying around in a glamorous way with those ‘opportunists’ around him, embarrassing them, ‘unshielding’ them. That’s because DT does not share the same values and ambitions and feels no public shame as they do. Mischievousness and controversy is a perception in this case. DT may become even more unpopular in the GOP then he is already, this may drive DT to even more disruptive behavior stirring controversy. The question is of course how this multiple agenda and multiple faced management style playing out everyone and everything (managing by controversy) may work during his presidency considering the following:

Social context

2017, feb: transit Neptune 7th house ingress   DT’s backing by members of his cabinet, political partners, foreign partners, business partners and even his own family may not be what it seems. It seems that this president may not have any normal backing at all. DT’s partners are not what he thinks they are, all his relations become foggy.

He may be dwelling in a glamorous but treacherous environment full of glamour, but deluding, disillusioned, hypocritical and likewise contractual relations. Neptune also points here to special relations with the oil industry. Neptune could be a real muddler here leading DT into a quack mire, but also leading him to create his own. The truth may not matter anymore. It marks disillusions, confusion that leads to scandals or war. This will go on and on.

This could be turned to good if DT would approach all these relations in an altruistic and sacrificing way (addressing Neptune energy in the only way possible) putting others first, caring for those in need, being selfless, belief, etc. From this perspective DT’s presidency may become the ultimate lesson or possibly the ultimate achievement for himself, perhaps some of both in different areas. It depends how DT deals with this energy, because Neptune is in its own sign this energy could very well made to work in a positive way.

DT’s intervention in the EU – UK brexit negotiations

As a consequence of Neptune involvement here in DT’s chart, like the brexit initiative to depart from the EU, a hypothetical ‘US-exit initiative’ to distance itself from its traditional foreign partner network as a foreign policy may possibly end up in a labyrinth of impossibilities and misjudgments. The whole thesis of a US-EU separation could be fiction because it may be culturally impossible.

DT (like the May administration) may estrange itself from reality. Seeing their policies towards the EU stranded both current UK and US administrations may align their efforts and a truly memorable time for the EU may arise. Pretty extreme scenarios may be explored here. For instance, the UK may be using DT to facilitate its brexit initiative and vice versa the US may use the UK to facilitate its US – Russia defense partnership initiative. 

Hence perhaps the UK’s delay strategy in the current brexit negotiations (time of writing: 2017-08) like ‘nothing is decided until everything is decided’, by reversing the logic: ‘the EU collective must do as we say’, and also by introducing all sorts of delaying elements like a ‘transitional period’. This UK administration may indeed anticipate to leverage a more favourable US-EU context (from a conservative Tory point of view) in the near future. We may assume that DT has invited Theresa May to submit her most preferred scenario (giving her carte blanche) for US support in the coming brexit negotiations. In exchange for what? Perhaps for backing a future US – Russia defence partnership instead of (or next to a diminished) NATO? “If you leave out the so called ‘western values’ what’s the use of NATO anyway when Russia is our friend?” This may sound like a real DT way of thinking. The UK may threat to withhold the EU its NATO defence support when the brexit negotiations go wrong (for the UK).

In a worst case scenario this could lead to a possible threat or trade conflict between the US and the EU to force the EU more in the direction of the UK in the ongoing brexit negotiations (as US part of the deal). On the other hand it could lead to the threat of a military isolated EU defense structure devoid of NATO and being squeezed by an US-Russia defence partnership which is potentially backed by the UK (as UK part of the deal) and of course Turkey. So we are looking at a potential isolated and divided EU continent military and economically sqeezed between Russia and Turkey on the one hand and the UK and US on the other.  

The question is whether these threats in themselves may change the outcome in the coming brexit negotiations? In case such threats are voiced the EU will probably not comply, but who knows? Much will depend on the timing and circumstances. Important is that a brexit delay strategy may show real potential to make this scenario happen. The UK may be waiting for an US-Russian dialog to pick up momentum, which means it may be stalling the negotiations until 2020-2021 playing every trick in the book. Then there’ll also be a new US-UK trade agreement with teeth to pressure the EU, an UK general election to win back a majority, etc. At this point (time of writing: 2017-08) perhaps the Tories are recharging themselves and with all good things coming hopes may get high.

This could lead to a no deal solution which perhaps was the preferred outcome for conservative Tories right from the beginning, but what about the rest of the UK? In addition what would an American congress think of an US – Russia defense partnership as a replacement for NATO ditching western values / ethics. Or are we to expect Russia to adopt these suddenly in some way? Or may we expect these so called ‘western values’ suddenly to lose their prime importance somehow? Depending on the timing and circumstances this could become a grey area and we perhaps may end up in a situation like this. 

Perhaps the whole point of this hypothetical scenario is to show how both administrations may operate in a total delusional state. Still, this is the kind of treacherous developments we may expect following Neptune’s impact in DT’s and the current UK government chart. Especially in 2021 when transiting Pluto enters the 10th house in the US presidency event chart. The brexit problems for the EU and its possible devastating strategical consequences may be far from over in 2019.

Leadership

Natally DT’s Mercury Tau/9th means he may just be a real estate investor, focused on foreign projects. However becoming US president with a Uranus transiting through Taurus/9th we shouldn’t be surprised DT trying to adopt a more disruptive style with a wider focus. Taurus means retreating (couldn’t care less mentality) or aggressively charging without much in between like ‘communicating’. All that in an intuitive, shooting from the hip, disruptive executive style stirring, exploiting, enjoying and embodying controversy, seeking confirmation again and again of being ‘the outsider’ (natal Uranus conjunct natal Sun Gem/10th). This may be DT’s main psychological inclination creating a public role, an identity and power base. We may expect that those foreign partners who grant him this may become his best friends, outsider among outsiders. It’s not difficult to see who may and who may not. 

A scenario for brexit

How to play into the brexit process as a blogger, journalist, lobbyist, policy maker or politician? The first thing you would want to know is how does a possible brexit scenario look like. In this posting I will analyze the motives and people behind the brexit event and delineate a brexit scenario which may unfold in the coming years. Fiction, pure speculation or not, it may lead to novel ideas and perhaps help you creating yours.

By studying the brexit astrological chart we may foresee the nature and development of the brexit process which may take up to 2020 to complete. This is the event chart of the brexit voting on June 23 2016, 07:00 BST London 51N30, 00W10. 07:00 BST marks the decision event’s starting time and London as the symbolic centre of the UK marks the place of this event. We use the Placidus and Equal house systems.

Astrology by principle says that the chart puts its stance on the whole event. However, keep in mind that the chart only shows potentials for certain developments and different astrologers could interpret these in a different way. The big question is, was this chart elected? Meaning: was the moment of the referendum voting deliberately chosen in order to create a brexit chart that would deliver a certain required effect? It is interesting to know whether a certain Tory group has used astrology to pre-fabricate the brexit event, possibly intending all the subsequent effects I have described here? This creates an underlying suspense that could make reading this scenario forecast really worthwhile…

a) the brexit event chart June 23 2016, 07:00 BST London 51N30, 00W10

Chapters

1. Message: issue creation
2. People: the stakeholder group
3. Way: how to campaign, the shaping of the public debate
4. People: stakeholder group context: the UK
5. People: stakeholder group context: about the UK-EU relationship
6. Way: how to approach Brussels, Berlin and Paris?
7. Way: how to approach partners worldwide
8. Message’s context: global trends
9. Timing: scenario outline 2017-2020

1. Message: issue creation (back)

Delineation of the chart. First we analyze what type of message may have been broadcasted by the brexit event. Second we address who may be part of the real stakeholder group and what their hidden strategy may be.

Moon Aqu/7th chart ruler: The event is about a participative and detached way of expression of mass opinion on foreign affairs and international treaties. It denotes how to organize the opinion of the common people, the crowds and the population as a whole on the relation with other countries in a democratic, sociable and innovative way.

Sun Can/12th – squ Mc: The event is motivated by feelings of being imprisoned as a sovereign nation, creating feelings of vulnerability. The event may feel as a self protected move to safeguard a national identity and a centre of power from diffusing and from secret enemies abroad. It may be a move against agents of foreign nations that seemed to exercise a hidden power over the authority of the nation. To fulfill a need to belong by pleading allegiance (of the cabinet and prime minister) to a common authority and heritage as a response to the feeling of alienation created by an institutional authority (EU). A national expression of seeking inner emotional security in an estranged environment, as the EU may be experienced as a confined institute and as a place of isolation and subversion, as a place of secret societies and parties. The call for a referendum envisions a different role for UK in the world, symbolized by the prime minister and cabinet, which is both challenging and asserting its self interest and role in the world. The UK is not a team player here, it shows great will power and activity leaving no consideration for the interest of others which of course may lead to conflicts.

Ven Can/12th – squ Mc: The event is an emotional get together, to focus on all those things for people that makes it pleasant to stay together, and perhaps also as a means to express a possible felt contrast between the British and the continental culture. The event can be seen as a democratic showcase for the state to function without repression, to expose and counteract to what it may have experience itself within the confinement of the EU institutional context. The event can also be seen as a manifestation for cultural and artistic values that make up the British identity, again to place this in contrast with a supposedly experienced subversive impact by an institutional influence. The call for a referendum may be a passionate war on values, creating a bonding experience in the UK and to both challenge and assert its current self image.

Mars Sco/5th – trine Chiron Pis/9th (conj Mc) – trine Asc: The event marks intense and uncompromising industrial disputes within the context of the national economy and about the role of London as financial center. A secret war may be going on in the House of Lords and diplomatic service right now. This dispute may point to a more symbolical level. The event may show a secret but collective need of the British people to have an enemy, for instance a supra national authority like the EU as a representation of globalization and/or of WWII traumas. Psychologically the event may mean the enjoyment of defending the nation state, based on the desire to share at a very deep level in order to achieve intense personal attachments and emotional enjoyment. The event may catalyze the feeling that you as a person count and that you are a citizen within a nation. This may resonate with a global trend to retract from globalism.

This event symbolizes the undertaking of a pilgrimage, a ritual journey of healing to a sacred place. The event unravels a deeply passionate zeal which longs to devote us to something. The UK may however experience difficulty following this wave of enthusiasm and in following this vision, others may have difficulty to share their sense of the meaning of things. Brexit as a promise to set things straight between the UK and the EU could easily lead to an even deeper disillusion about foreign relations. The British public (leave) may feel deeply disappointed and betrayed in the end by this ‘self created bargain’, it may not deliver anything. Chiron indicates that this event may become a ‘self sacrificing act’. In the end it may be other countries in the EU or the EU itself who are healed by brexit leaving the UK seemingly empty handed and hurt, paying the price for having been the agent of this healing process. It may lead the UK to real understanding and completely redefine its image it pretends to others and the nations self image. So this may turn out to be a truly heroic time for the UK, to let the old vision of its role in the world die in order to let a new vision of its role in the world be reborn.

2. People: the stakeholder group (back)

Ura Ari/10th – squ Asc: On the other end of the spectrum this event may reflect the daring, impatience and independent role of the ruling class in the UK and its forceful push for renewal, sudden change, revolution, anarchy, autocracy, radicalism, new ideologies, modern techniques. The event reflects the government expressing their right wing (Tory) political ideas on free market enterprises and individualism, to counteract a more collective and federal view of an institutional authority (EU). The event marks political revolution and economic change in national aspirations like as if testing ones strength, as an affirmation of the national reputation and how it wants to be seen by its neighbours.

This revolutionary initiative is accompanied by social unrest created by the huge influx of new immigrants (of which 50% is non-eu) in the UK. These numbers lead the government to challenge the principle of free movement of people within the EU as a way of motivating the referendum and to rally enough support. The referendum may be a struggle to change and assert the way the UK as a people is looking at the world.

Pluto Cap/6th: The event may represent that healing principle which forces a collective, as an organic whole, to experience violent phases of self healing, in order to become well again. The event could be experienced as if it were a psychic outbreak from the unconscious with epidemic proportions. The event could become an authoritatively managed metamorphosis of all public and national services, political institutions, trade unions and especially the working class in the UK. The event may turn into a violent and abusive change of all aspects of daily life (workers and employees generally, the employed classes and their political institutions such as socialist parties and trade unions) in the UK, carried out in the dark or hidden from public view, by some political underground.

In the ‘Shock Doctrine, The Rise of Disaster Capitalism’ by Naomi Klein we may find an explanation of what is going on. It would mean that brexit is not the real goal but only used/created as a big unfreeze (a disruption and destabilization of society). This creates a gap in the normal order, a window of opportunity and time frame which enables the ruling party to make ‘the necessary changes’. These changes would be impossible to make otherwise. In reality brexit may be just a way of bypassing the system by some hidden political group taking care of their own interests. This can’t be an international business related group because they all voted against brexit, who then are these people? The chart points to a possible group in the House of Lords and diplomatic service. We don’t really know what their motives are, but they couldn’t be economically motivated.

This doesn’t mean that benefitting certain groups economically may not happen, these measures may come in through the back door so to speak. We may already know who the beneficiaries will be, probably not the working class. Following the analogy a step further, the strategy would be to use harsh EU regulatory consequences of a brexit to introduce counter measures (like a reduction on corporate tax) in order to ‘save’ the economy. The question next is which brexit model would facilitate their wish list of counter measures best, which brexit model must be negotiated in order to create max return in the form of counter measures that benefits some group? We may assume that this wish list has already been submitted at this point in time (oct 2016). Now it may be up to the negotiators to select the best brexit model to make the introduction of the desired counter measures possible.

3. Way. How to campaign: the shaping of the public debate (back)

The mutable grand cross (red square) Mer Gem/11th – Nep Pis/9th – Sat Sag/5th – Jup Vir/3rd.

(a) The chart shows a uniquely configurated public debate which is organized so that no one may agree with each other, it is impossible to arrive at some conclusion. The debate about the image the UK pretends to others and the nations self image seems to be caught up in a multi polar discussion between media, government and political institutions, religion, philosophy, priests, bankers, aristocracy and higher classes, the church, the legal system, publishers, academic educational system. All these different parties are pushing their incompatible arguments and visions. The mutable grand cross may create a type of thinking and communication that actively seeks opposition and conflict.

(b) The second point we may learn from the chart is that the public debate may not be able to touch on the relevant issues, the public may be caught in pseudo arguments. All communication of the public media, government and political institutions (House of Commons) about brexit excludes the brexit event’s main stakeholder group (Uranus)? Public scrutiny of what is really going on may be lacking.

(c) The third point this chart shows is that the image the UK pretends to others and the nations self image merges with feelings of imprisonment and the need for emotional security (Nep Pis/9th tri Sun/Venus Can/12th). This may not help a rational debate, instead this may lead to delusions and subversion.

The mutable grand cross effecting the public debate and the referendum itself is the most critical element in the chart. The debate seems to drive people apart, may introduce all sort of pseudo arguments and may be motivated irrationally. This will go on in the years ahead. It seems to render both government and the public impotent. If you ever would want to bypass the system this may be the way to do it. First take out democratic institutions through a referendum and next take out public opinion by shaping the public debate like the chart indicates.

4. People: the stakeholder group context: the UK (back)

What are the real reasons why (still present tense) this supposedly hidden political group has initiated such a scenario (with 20 years of prep)? What strategy would necessitate this intervention? For us to further research that question we would have to look on a higher scale, at the chart of the UK as a country.

a) UK chart: The first chart (1) shows the founding chart of England, the coronation of William I, Dec 25 1066 in London.

b) In the second chart we may see sign related to the brexit event. The 2nd chart shows the current 2017 Uranus progression conjunct Sun, a conjunct which is active from 1800 on until the end of this century. This conjunct may be linked to all revolutions and innovations in British society. Possibly accompanied by rioting and outbreaks of political tension, political revolutions, economic change, strikes, political dissidents, wars (where these represent a breakdown of order). This may be the worldly expression symbolized by the Uranus progression conjunct Sun, putting the British in the role of innovator, rebel, iconoclast and outsider internationally.

c) In the 3rd chart we may see a clear parallel event, the Uranus transit on the Ascendant marks the triggering of the brexit event. 

This may lead to the idea that perhaps the ‘Shock Doctrine’ has a long history in the UK. There may be a long term trend in British foreign policy, touching any foreign relation (as with the EU) in an Uranian way mostly for inland political purposes. This may have become basic strategy in UK politics. If we look at the history of the Tories since 1832 we may see a parallel pattern correlated to this Uranian influence on British foreign policy. Perhaps the conclusion is that the Tory movement as a whole is symbolized by the Uranus progression in the UK chart. We may or should perhaps find confirmation of this in the role of Boris Johnson, a personality with certain Uranian traits emerging as foreign secretary and propagator of the brexit event.

5. People: the stakeholder group context: about the UK-EU relationship (back)

a) UK synastric overlay on EU chart, b) Pluto transit 4th house in EU charts 2008

UK chart & EU chart: The analogy between the chart of the UK and the role of the Tories is quite suggestive. Even more surprising is the suggestion that the EU-UK relation is one of positive mutual identification. The single problem between the UK and the EU however is simply the conflict between need for individual freedom (UK) and the family (EU). There’s no indication in these charts of a deeper cultural divide between the UK and EU because most placements are good and add to a positive relationship. Clarifying this further would be important for the coming restructuring of the UK-EU relationship. In this relationship two placements stand out:

Sun conj Sun composite (chart 1/2): The UK strongly identifies with the EU and is very much alike in important ways. An innate appreciation and understanding of one another’s essence exists between them, and this is vitalizing for both. However, they share the same flaws and weaknesses as well as the positive qualities, and they may find it difficult to deal with one another because they exhibit the very things they like least about themselves.

Uranus 4th house synastric overlay (chart 3): This shows the influence of the UK on the EU and that its stressful dealings with the UK are permanent, these are not incidents. The communal focus of the EU will always conflict with the UK demands for freedom of action. The UK feels that the EU is pressing too closely and may be limiting and repressive. Like a parental role the EU may feel it has taken on some responsibility for the UK without understanding why. The EU hasn’t been able to deal with this permanent in-house disrupting force in the past except avoiding conflicts by creating exceptions. Perhaps this does this raise the question whether this conservative paternalistic focus of the EU (EU natal Sun in Capricorn/4th) should be modernized? Probably the times are indicating this and so it may perhaps become unavoidable (Pluto transits 4th 2008-2027). Since 2008 the EU is in a state of permanent crisis which all somehow attack the interior and privacy of the EU: the financial, banking, euro and Greek crisis, the Snowdon, Ukranian, refugee, Turkish and lately added the TTIP and brexit crisis. All of them are unsolved. 

6. Way: how is brexit received in the EU and how to approach Brussels, Berlin and Paris? (back) 

ACG map Europe which follows from the brexit chart 

The Brussels response/approach:

Ven squ MC acg line / Sat and Mar ls line: The UK may be totally occupied by itself, being unable to make friendly contact with the other side, you know: ‘the EU’. The UK demands more reconciliation from the others than it is willing to give. Only long term objectives will succeed here, only through hard work rewards are possible, without taking any short cuts, with endless patience and the ability to overcome frustration by the inevitable obstacles that arise. It needs to involve careful planning and attention to detail rather than spontaneous decisions. However, the UK may find itself taking dangerous risks that it wouldn’t normally consider resulting in unnecessary accidents. The UK may also be short-tempered, quick to enter into unwise battles. Rivalry abounds along this direction.

The Berlin response/approach:

Pluto squ MC acg line / Sun ls line: The UK should be really careful not to stir controversy and resistance of others or trying to snub, ignore, underestimate, manipulate, bypass or overrule German politics. They should avoid everything that may give the impression they’re are not prepared to compromise. The approach to Berlin may require only brutal honesty, tact and wisdom considering history, putting the debate on the freedom of movement of people in perspective. For Germany the EU may be thé new Germany because after the 2nd WW there was nothing to go back to. Something happened that couldn’t and still can’t be explained. Germany as a concept became inaccessible, buried, hidden or locked up somewhere as a dangerous power that can’t be contained, leaving the Germans orphanized. The post war German identity may be nothing but that which is shared through the EU by other EU countries as a surrogate identity. The UK may perceive this as if Germany sees itself as the new EU, it’s probably the reverse as if Germany is trying to dissolve itself in the EU. Looking at both charts of the EU (1 Jan 1958) and the FRG (5 May 1955) it may not come as a surprise seeing parallel traits between them.

In Berlin the UK may come across as being totally obsessed reaching for its own goals. Because the UK may not be seen/behave in Berlin as a team player conflicts could indeed arise. Beating the drum in Berlin declaring the EU model obsolete could sum up something from the collective unconsciousness that perhaps should better have stayed there. Something post war Germany has tried to walk away from and suppress may appear, the old German warrior spirit claiming dominance.

The UK may fall pray to people with the presumed same obsessed intentions turning against the UK, doing everything possible to change the UK against its own will. Somehow the chart indicates that the UK may be touching here on all aspects of life that are carried on in the dark or hidden from public view – political undergrounds, espionage, organized crime, all things hidden and secretive (not necessarily German) with great wealth and power. So whatever happens in Berlin by whoever, during the brexit process this may become extremely manipulative and unfriendly to the UK.

The Paris response/approach:

Uranus ls line: Previously I said that the UK demands for individual freedom may conflict with the EU communal focus. This seems to impact mostly the relation between the UK and France. The UK bid for independence is probably felt most deeply in Paris, which may be effected the most by brexit. Like an Uranian shake-up the whole city and the French government may change through brexit in ways we cannot even suspect. It is perhaps in Paris that the Tory group who initiated brexit may find partnership. In French politics a complete policy change may occur, perhaps France becomes the second country that distances itself from the EU in some way, moving in the direction of the UK (both nuclear powers). France may also try to leverage the brexit event to revive its economic position (city of Paris as financial center) and through that to reestablish its politically leading role in Europe in contrast to Germany. Such a nationalists move by France could impact the EU as a whole leaving it no choice but to reset its parameters introducing redefined relations.

A brexit strategy

These responses/approaches may support the theory that the brexit event introduces a wave of nationalism in both Germany and France and could function as the perfect change project leading to the type European Union the UK originally had in mind (non political/non federal). The UK may perhaps want to evoke a nationalist move in Germany and France which indirectly may cause the EU to change. The choice for a particular brexit model which is to be negotiated and the choice for a particular campaign and accompanying rhetoric to shape these negotiations may be based on this strategy. The UK may have selected this brexit event chart for this sole purpose only. The public discussion about soft or hard brexit may just as well be a pseudo discussion. Everyone is busy with details and may be lost in this labyrinth of conflicting self interests and views. The hidden strategy may be that a brexit event (created by this chart) could be the tipping point luring Germany and France into a nationalist move as if it were the only way the EU could be changed.

Could this strategy backfire, meaning that the federal ambitions of the EU cannot be diverted? Not very likely, by embracing this brexit event chart the UK may choose to act as a change agent to change the EU. The UK is casted in this role. Chiron in the brexit chart indicates that the UK may successfully do this, however without being able to profit from these changes itself. Such is the nature of Chiron: you get ‘administrator rights’ but you probably also get hurt. In the UK the feeling may creep up that something has been stolen or unwillingly sacrificed along the way, or see others walk away with the rewards of its actions. Perhaps other countries still being part of the EU may use this brexit event as a jumping board to arrive in a position the UK had envisioned for itself but somehow failed to materialize. The reward of Chiron will be that the real issues to solve come forward leading to real understanding. Not being able to go back and forth, leading itself into something unknown this may be a truly heroic time for the UK.

Could the UK still get out of this all? Yes, denounce the chart by rejecting the referendum, or do a second referendum which would lead to a different chart when adopted. In that case all the different aspects of this delineation should be reconsidered before choosing a new date.

7. Way: responses / approaches to partners worldwide. (back) 

Global ACG map of the brexit event chart

The things I have written about the workings of Pluto in this brexit event (read 2 and 6) may have its source in New York and Moscow.

New York

Pluto MC ACG line on New York & Mars ls line. The brexit event gives the UK much power and initiative in New York to defend its interests. Logically one could expect that the UK may use its influence in New York/US to help promoting its interests in coming negotiations with the EU. That may work only to a certain extent, the common interest of the US-EU will put this in a different perspective. With geopolitics and international finance at stake the US could start influencing the brexit event both in and outside the UK. One extreme possibility (and count on extremities with Pluto/MC) is that these supposedly powerful partners in New York may already have decided to take over the whole event limiting UK’s options dictating their own agenda. The UK may be forced back in the row as the US may exercise its power here.

Another aspect of this line is related to what we’ve said earlier (2) about the potential brutal impact Pluto may have on all public and national services, political institutions, trade unions and especially the working class in the UK. Daily life in the UK may become like in the US after brexit. The UK may probably allow US companies, institutions and regulators increased access to the UK, as if the Tories have already decided to become a member state of the US. By importing all US problems with it this may lead to a further neglect of the low income groups in the UK as we know it today: an even more failing schooling, health care, judicial and police system, increased racial segregation, increased violence, etc. It would be interesting to elaborate here on cultural differences between the US and the UK.

Moscow

Pluto ls line on Moscow. The Brexit event may have solicited attention from Moscow too. This is different from New York’s. There is no interaction with parties in Moscow and their influence may be secretive, potentially violent (Pluto) and indirect. Moscow may see brexit as an opportunity to be secretly active and transformative (Pluto) in the EU. Moscow may be wondering how the UK’s public debate on leaving the EU could be externally influenced, but there are many other opportunities: the EU public debate, the negotiation process between the UK and the EU, the relation between the UK and Germany or the UK and eastern Europe. Finally, how could it be catapulted into an EU wide event? All these questions and many others may be interesting to Moscow if it would want to act as a stakeholder in the event defending or expanding its power base. The brexit event chart is casting Moscow in this role.

Chiron MC on Dublin This line is about something lost through this event related to the UK’s role in the world. We may expect that the head offices of the financial and other industries in London will be moved to Dublin collectively. This line could also point to losses related to Scotland / Northern Ireland in some form.

Uranus MC on eastern Europe. The brexit event may work as a great disruptor/innovator in Eastern Europe, it’s perceived as if the UK has pulled a stunt which is one sided. Eastern Europe may return the favor by disrupting the brexit process itself. Moscow still having significant presence in the former east bloc may want to use this to its own advantage.

Uranus Dec on Beijing This could point to an unnerving and alienating influence of the brexit event on Beijing (sparking initiatives of bottom-up democracy in China). Which in return could respond likewise with frequent surprises out of the ordinary to occur with regularity.

And what about Geneva Switzerland, where the head office of the WTO is located? The chart indicates ‘powerful surroundings, strong forceful partners and being coerced by others’. The UK’s efforts to strike new bonds is taking longer than it would wish. The problem lies in the fact that the UK is giving too much. The UK is focused on the needs of other countries rather than on nurturing its own interests.

Conclusion

In short, based on the chart Dublin may only take over London’s role of EU portal and become an important hub for the financial services’ and other industry’s head offices. The brexit event however may become a little bit bigger than that. The chart shows that the brexit event could cause a crisis in the EU changing its basic structure depending on the EU’s capability to deal with this crisis. The UK may be over its head initiating this by brexit. Super powers may show significant interest trying to defend and expand their power base in Europe. The US may overrule the UK by taking over the direction of the brexit event. Moscow may leverage its influence in eastern Europe trying to disrupt and escalate the event to its own purpose. Through brexit the cards may be reshuffled in the coming four years on a global scale. This will be the up make for a period when Pluto enters Aquarius (2023-2043).

8. Message’s context: global trends (back)

How is the message of brexit supported by global trends? 

From 2008-2023 Pluto transits through Capricorn and enhances Saturnine energy. Typical areas of events that will emerge where transformation occurs through death and rebirth are: heads of state and governments, aristocracy and ruling class, national aspirations, the repressive and controlling forces in the state: the police, authority and tradition, the state and its institutions.

It is not difficult to find examples of this scenario in the world at the moment. So the impact of this influence is very real. Brexit could be seen as a typical example of this influence, as a crisis leading to the death and rebirth of the state and its government, it erodes its authority and tradition. From this perspective it’s unclear whether brexit is deliberately created or not. However, what could possibly be the reason why a Tory group would want this?

Pluto enters Aquarius (2023-2043) and enhances Uranian energy. New areas of events will emerge where transformation occurs through death and rebirth. Typical Aquarius areas are: free-market enterprise, unimaginable scientific discovery, global issues of human cooperation, ideals of Human rights, eccentric ideas and leadership, diminished role of the family and increased urbanization. But also nuclear energy, uranium, right-wing political ideas, clashes in political ideologies leading to revolution, fascism, anarchy and nihilism, anti-establishment, immigration and refugees.

After a period (2008-2023) in which Capricornian bastions like the UK, the US and EU, many governments, states and institutions have been eroded by Pluto, have been corrupted and in some cases have collapsed under the pressure the time is ready for revolution when Pluto enters Aquarius. The barriers are broken and nothing may hold the flood wave of change back. A global revolution may be waiting for us.

Brexit may be an initiative to anticipate and to be ahead of this global trend, to align the country in advance with this coming flood wave in order to control it instead of being taken over by it. This means somewhat giving in to this Pluto Aquarius effect and yet restrain it, steer it, as if vaccinating itself, learning about it by exposing itself to it. It may be an initiative to change both the UK and the EU in a more or less orderly fashion enabling both to adapt to the coming changes in the near future while they still can. It may perhaps testify of a visionary and leading capacity of a certain Tory group if this assumption is indeed the reason for initiating this brexit event.

What may seem as an irresponsible whim could turn out to be the right tactical move. A chance to be ahead of fascism, revolution, etc. and everything violent that comes with it. Brexit may be a last minute instruction that we must learn from WW I and II. More on a positive side it could be the right tactical move to be able to initiate, contribute to and profit from all innovating things related to this coming period.

Don’t expect a positive response to brexit in the institutions and governments in the EU today, period. It will be extremely difficult for the UK to explain to those looking from a Saturnine standpoint that it perhaps makes sense to align one selves with the energy of Uranus in a somewhat (un) controlled way like brexit does anticipating the near future. Especially now while Pluto still crosses Capricorn making Saturn feel it may involve itself into unusual power play. To preach an Uranian approach in a Saturn dominated time is to ask for the scorn and wrath of others. Again, this attitude may not help the EU because it may only accelerate its own undoing, such is the nature of this time (Pluto Capricorn transit 2008 – 2023).

Finally, global trends may suggest not to follow a Saturnine but to crossover to an Uranian perspective on the world if you want to be prepared for what’s coming on time. From the perspective of global trends it looks like that the UK is trying to do exactly that, to be ahead of time, anticipating, investing, swimming against the stream, rebelling, disrupting and innovating.

9. Timing: scenario outline (in progress) (back)

Here we focus on the different phases of the brexit process enfolding in time based on the brexit event chart. We may construct a timeline containing nine important moments between 23 jun 2016 and 23 jun 2020 in the progression of the brexit process. These progressions could mark important moments in the brexit process within the UK and in the brexit negotiations with the EU.

By setting the date for the brexit referendum the chart becomes animated and will start influencing the course of things to happen. Adopting the referendum is like crossing a threshold and the experience of brexit will come alive and conscious. Not taking this step the British would never have know what brexit really meant. It requires a leap of faith following the heart. The British have stepped into the painting and mysteriously the UK is now living in ‘brexit event time’. The scenario for this experience is defined by the brexit event chart.

 

Casting an US chart at Capitol Hill

Astrology has two main principles: ‘the primal importance of beginnings’ and ‘so above so below’. This has lead to the technique of horoscopes, in which the setting of the sky at the beginning of something is recorded and studied in order to understand and predict the constitution and development of something in the world.

The basic astrological tool for outlining how a US presidency is going to work out is the ‘presidency event chart’. This is the horoscope casted (a recording of the sky) at the moment of inauguration of the president. Astrology by principle says that this horoscope or chart puts its stance on the whole presidency event, from beginning to end.

The inauguration ritual of the 45th president on friday 20 January 2017, at noon in Capitol Hill (in Washington DC) showed me how an astrological pre-programming of this ritual may have been installed in order to pre direct all presidencies of the US succeding George Washington.

George Washington was a freemason and therefore we may assume that astrology was part of his world back in 1776. In this article I will construct an analogy (thesis) how he with the aid of architects and other contributors could have shaped the inauguration ritual through astrology. Astrology may have been used here not only as a tool to understand something but also as an tool to influence something.

The inauguration ritual

DT’s inauguration showed that its ritual setting, timing and script has been hard coded in the architectural and urban design of Capitol Hill and in American culture/law. By pre-programming the diverse aspects of this ritual all successive ‘presidency event charts’ are pre determined. These charts are all casted at Noon in Capitol Hill and since 1937 always on Jan 20th (1st Aquarius). The modern history of US presidencies has become a pre-determined history of successive ‘presidency event charts’.

Interesting is that the inaugurations may have been influenced by a possible ambition to predetermine presidencies for centuries in advance by ritual, but also by a possible intention to define and execute this ritual in an occult way. This may have had significant impact on US policy in terms of the direction of policy and its intention. The programming of rituals is quite common in the world of religion and many nations have embraced these as state rituals. However in the world of astrology (which isn’t a religion) it is quite unique that it may have been used to shape a state ritual and that a (western) nation could have adopted it as an occult practice.

Capitol Hill spatial composition related to ingredients of the ritual

The ingredients of the ritual are:

  • Horizontal composition of the setting: the orientation of the Capitol building facing west, the public facing east. In astrology the East is the position of the leader and the West is the position of ‘the other’. By placing the president and public this way symbolic reference is made to an archaic order of the world and cosmos. In the archaic order world and cosmos are synchronized and connected through ritual. The idea is that by synchronization these natural forces may predestinate a person in this position to be a leader. As if in the unconscious of the people (the public) a feeling arizes that the person placed in the east has been authorized by a higher power to be their leader. A horizontal spatial composition is made to invoke these feelings.
  • Vertical composition of the setting: the building placed on a elevation, staging the inauration before the public. The symbolism of the shape of the Capitol building dome. Here reference is made to the hierarchical order of things in our consciousness. This order is made out of 6 layers vertically, with Sun/Moon (6) on top, downwards Mercury (5), Venus (4), Mars (3), Jupiter (2) and last Saturn (1) below. The Dome of the Capitol building symbolically references Sun/Moon, hence its round shape. Here we can further reference the spatial vertical composition of the building and site (the vertical layers) to consciousness levels in the body (chacras). The Dome symbolizes the position of the head and Sun (6), the stairs symbolizes the position of the throat (leader) and Mercury (5), the stage and its half circular stands for the leader’s associations in the government, the hearth and Venus (4), Together, position 6, 5, 4 stands for nobility or the higher half of the social order or consciousness, or that which is staged as a symbolic theatrical play before the world to watch. The Mall stands for the public and the masses, or the lower half of consciousness or of social order, symbolically related to 3 (midrif), 2 (belly), 1 (crotch). The Itjing would make here a division between the ruler (6,5,4) and the people (3,2,1). The position on stage where the oath is taken is the exact mirror point between these two worlds (ruler-people). What happens here is basically the same as in the East-West positioning, a worldly order (ruler-the people) is made to synchronize with a cosmic order (higher-lower half of consciousness) by a vertical spatial composition. Invoking in the unconsciousness of the people a feeling of natural hierarchy. As if the person standing on the stage is authorized by a higher power to represent a higher level of consciousness.

The other thing that is happening here is the ruler ‘mirroring’ the people. As said previously, the postion of the new president on the stage or geomantic circle is the exact mirror point between these two worlds, both horizontally and vertically. The upper half (6,5,4) mirrors the lower half (3,2,1), the east mirrors the west, the self mirrors ‘the other’, the ruler mirrors the people. This is an ancient ceremonial act which enables the people to identify with the ruler and vice versa, the ruler reflects the people as a way of showing he identifies with them. As if both entities meet here and interlock for a period of time into one event.

  • Actors and setting: the placement of the different parties on the stage (new president, priests, old presidents, judges, etc). This is a rather technical explanation, but here we go: Here reference is made to a geomantic circle. A full geomantic circle symbolically represents the constitution of the world. What is relevant here is that it consists of two parts, half a circle of the ruler or government (east) and half a circle of the people or ‘the other’ (west). Much more can be said about the division of this circle but this will do here. The circular stage which makes reference to this geomantic circle is cut in half by a line running north-south, separating the public and the government. The eastern half of the circel represents a podium or stage for the government and is further divided into two by the east-west axis.

The geomantic circle is used in astrology under a different name called ‘the houses’. The half circular stage in the east and west are further divided in segments (slices), these segments constitute the houses. By positioning oneselves in one of these houses one ritually enacts its script and meaning. Experiential astrology works with this technique to bring into direct experience the workings of the geomantic circle, which is embedded in the horoscope. The point I want to make here is that the new president is located on the stage in what is astrologically known as the first house (north of the E-W axis), while the old presidents and priests are located on the stage in what is astrologically known as the 12th house (south of the E-W axis). The first house symbolizes the beginnings, the start of a new development, while the 12th house symbolizes the end of a development, the retirement and spirituality. The judges are located on stage in what is astrologically known as the 1oth house and represent the congress and senate, the executive branch of government. What happens here is basically the same as in the previous sections that a spatial order (here circular) is syncronized with a cosmological order. The aim is to cast the person standing in certain position on the geomantic circle (the stage) into a certain role by unconscious impact of natural forces. Here the new president being casted in the role of initiator, beginner, newcomer and leader because he is spatally positioned on a certain place in the geomatic circle which is astrologically called the first house. The old presidents are casted in the role of retirees by natural forces because their place on the geomatic circle is called the twelfth house. This spatial ordering and positioning enacts and brings into experience the transfer of power from old to new with the help of the cosmos (which emerges from our unconscious).

  • Script: the decent of the president-elect walking down the stairs to the stage below to be inaugurated. This takes the previous spatial symbolic invocations a step further, here reference is made to the decent of the higher power/consciousness Sun (6) to the worldly realm in the position of the ruler Mercurius (5) and Venus (4). As if the president-elect has a Sun-god status and is coming down to the cognitive world of the intellect and senses to share his warmth, wisdom and fortune with the world. This theatrical script is a symbolic reference to an archaic Sun worshipping ritual. This theatrical script is a ritual enactment of an archaic experience, in which the Sun descended on men and drove away the darkness. This experience deeply embedded in the human unconscious is called upon.

What follows is the taking of the oath by the President. This is the climax of this ritual. After taking the oath the decent goes further downwards to 3,2,1, or fully into ‘the other’ half of the geomantic circle, or fully into the west, or fully into the domain of the people. The decent from position 6 to position 1 is completed by a tour driving through the Mall, waving and shaking hands with the crowd in the Mall.

  • Timing of the script: the timing of the inauguration taking the oath exactly at noon. Here symbolic reference is made to the position which the Sun always occupies in the horoscope exactly at noon, which is in its apex in the south, or the 10th house. The 10th house symbolizes the executive branch of the government (congress and senate), the Sun at noon occupies the 10th house and symbolizes therefore the head of state being positioned as leader of the executive branch. By taking the oath exactly at noon a ‘presidency event chart’ (horoscope) is created in which the new president (Sun) is casted in the role of ‘head of state’. To invoke impact of natural forces on the role of the new president a time based order (instead of a spatial order) is imposed on the ritual. In this way the ritual is synchronized with a cosmological order. An other way of saying is that to bring into experience the role of the new president as ‘head of state’ the oath is taken exactly at noon because at that moment the Sun is at its peak in the south and in the 10th house. In our unconsciousness these connections are being made.
  • The timing of the script: the date of the inauguration on the 20th of January (since 1937). Here symbolic reference is made to the position of the Sun on Januari 20th in the zodiac, which is always somewhere near 1 degree Aquarius on that date (almost perfectly conjunct Pluto USA natal chart 27:33 Cap). In all presidency event charts since 1937 the Sun is positioned in that position. This means that since 1937 the US presidency has approached its leadership from an Aquarian perspective and that the ‘head of state’ acts mainly under the influence of Uranus: renewal, sudden change, revolution, anarchy, autocracy, radicalism, new ideologies, modern techniques / more than any other planet has characteristics derived from its association with mundane affairs / reforms, heavy industry, new technology, and all those who promote such ideas and events / associated with uranium and nuclear energy / has a general influence over rioting and outbreaks of political tension / right-wing political ideas, free-market enterprise / refugees, imigrants. The first atom bomb tests emerged in 1939 in the USA. 

The Sabian symbol for this Sun position is ‘An old adobe mission’ meaning: ‘Standing up for our lifestyle deepens our character and inspires in us a faith that we belong’

How long will this still go on, what is its future? The ritual was installed in a time when Pluto was in Aquarius somewhere in the 18th century (1776) during and just after the American revolution. Now after some 2,5 centuries later Pluto will return back to this point in the zodiac making a full round. A Pluto return will herald a new cycle of 250 years so somewhere around 2022 a new beginning for the US will emerge. Perhaps the US will shake off its European roots completely. Pluto transforms things through experiences of death and rebirth so astrologically there is some foundation for the current buzz on social media that DT will be the last American president in his line. DT may derail his presidency so bad (perhaps deliberately) that the whole thing may have to go away to make place for something new.

Presidency 2025
In case you want to know what a next presidency may bring take a look at the chart casted on Jan 20, 2025, at noon in Washington DC.

Presidency event chart created on Jan 20 2025 at noon in Washington DC

We may think Donald Trump is a fanatic compared to Obama, the 2025 presidency event chart however suggests the possibility that this trend may escalate much further beyond Trump. It may be not Trump but his successor who will put the axe to the root. The arrow points to a conjunct Pluto-Sun/MC in opposite aspect with Mars/IC. The underworld god Pluto and the war god Mars in stressful aspect dominating the head of state (Sun) indicates extremeties in the US interior far beyond the current events. Those who depend on and legitimize their role in society based on western ethical standards may start planning ahead. A transparent democratic and secular political system, fair elections, a free press, an independent judiciary, free speech, gender-race-religion equality, a sustainable and open society, etc. (like for instance the EU also claims to have) all may become under threat. Perhaps our conclusion must be that DT is just only the beginning and a catalyst, laying the foundations for something much more extreme in the future. Triggered by a further eroded society, some near future national traumatic event or international hostile development a next US presidency (head of state) in 2025 may become extremely suspicious, self-destructive, obessively puristic and distrustful, truth avoiding, transformative and survivalistic. The 2025 chart may point to potential violent interventions lead by the head of state (Pluto-Sun/MC) in the US interior against insurgency or opposition (Mars/IC) and thus may support the theory of a coming civil war or internal conflict in the US. An already threatening internal division in the US may grow up to a point where it can’t be controlled any longer leading to an adverse political grassroots movement. This could legitimize a future head of state to adopt a totalitarian leadership style comparable to what is happening in Turkey now. In Turkey a new Syria is in the making developing an Assad leadership style. A US government, like Turkey, which under pressure increasingly radicalizes and becomes occupied in internal conflicts. Take into account the surveillance technology in 2025 and you may see where this is going. For the EU and NATO this means that in 2025 its partnership with the US may become under threat or maybe end. Perhaps a radicalized Turkish government can be contained somewhat, a radicalized US government certainly can’t.

  • On what basis are inauguration dates changed, what are the consequences in terms of politics or what is the impact on US policy? Contrary to normal logic and understanding, from an astrological standpoint one could say that a presidency event chart which is fixed even before the election takes place will influence the elections. One could argue that such predetermined chart draws in or picks a presidential candidate who is mostly aligned with it. If we look at the presidency event chart which was planned to be created on January 20 2017, at noon in Washington DC, it was already clear that HRC was an unlikely candidate. She wouldn’t fit into such a chart.

Experimenting with different dates would be an interesting thing. What if a new president was given a choice on which date to be inaugurated, thereby influencing the horoscope of his presidency and its policies?

The real possibility of a violent presidency event chart in 2025 as outlined above should urge one to reconsider its inauguration date and time in order to arrive at a more humane presidency and subsequent policies. If not, whoever will run for president in 2025 must face what he/she has gotten into. It may be unimaginable and frightening to witness how some person is drawn to power and acquires it, how he/she is transformed by it. This person may develop demonic character traits like a dark possession that slowly envelops someone. In 2025 a gothic demagogue may appear radiating a power that pulls like a magnet. Like the ‘New Horizons’ Pluto flyby in 2015 we may get a first hand view in 2025 of what a US presidential Pluto manifestation will look like.