Mundane astrology is changing fast. It’s far from mundane and now it has gone global. There are 196 countries with their own mundane agendas and thousands of cities with theirs. And the internet, television and radio – Pluto’s latest marvels – allow you to keep track of what’s going on. But it’s another matter making sense of what it all means. Reading or listening to journalists or expects providing specialist commentary won’t help much. And with unlimited diversity of opinion two experts can see the same ‘crisis’ differently and make their diametrically opposed opinions sound so plausible!
On June 24, 2012 Uranus and Pluto in the sky moved to form an obstacle (square) aspect. And in the Pluto period of the Aquarian age it was a discord hot spot that was sure to bring high-discord events. But the aspect had been exerting its influence for so long – if you give it a 10º orb it first went into effect in May 2007 – that it was hard to see how things could get any worse. It seems these days that we just live with the unspeakable violence, brutality, suffering, economic uncertainty, loss and misery. They’re there all the time and the planets in the sky and their cycle charts just signal when the print and electronic media will bring them to our attention.
The world today is a non-stop news story. There are international, national and local stories and there’s so much going on that it’s impossible to keep up. And yesterday’s disaster is quickly forgotten as today’s serving of shock and awe grabs your attention. But if you want your news without any hype or biased analysis there are web sites that report events just as they happen. And some sites give a complete rundown on all the ongoing conflicts – not just Afghanistan and Syria – and economic problems – not just the US unemployment figures. The Arab Spring commenced on December 24, 2010 when Mars was conjunction Pluto in the sky and the Global Financial Crisis commenced in July 2007 when transit Neptune in the Neptune cycle was opposition birthchart Moon and Jupiter in the Aquarian age chart had moved to form a conjunction aspect with Neptune. And astrological events in the sky during June 2012 weren’t going to help these on-going trouble spots. In fact Uranus square Pluto would highlight the extreme division that wracks the world community and the battle between the democracies, freedom-fighters and liberators and the dictators, autocrats and tyrants. And Jupiter square Neptune on June 25 was sure to bring more financial trouble. The frequent violence is Mars in the sky and his cycle chart doing his thing. Its intensity and level of brutality fluctuates in accordance with the type of aspect Mars forms. So here’s brief account of the major events that occurred around the time of the Uranus-Pluto and Jupiter-Neptune squares:
You might remember that in Britain the Leveson Inquiry (Pluto) into media standards was in progress – how low could they go?; that the Euro-zone was on a knife edge as the long-suffering Greeks, after going to the bank to withdraw all their savings, went to the polls to elect a new government; that the violence in Syria had descended into a civil war that wasn’t an official civil war; and that bombings and other acts of random brutality were occurring in Iraq, Pakistan and northern Nigeria.
On June 16 the United Nations (Pluto) suspended its peacekeeping mission in Syria amid escalating violence. Egyptians were voting in the second round of their presidential election. And China successfully launched its Shenzhou space craft. On June 17 the financial markets were in a state of anxiety as Greece went to the polls to elect a new government. It was in fact a month of political uncertainty. On June 21 a boat carrying 200 asylum seekers (Pluto) capsized north of Christmas Island. 110 survivors were rescued. What followed in Australia was a political disgrace as attempts to address the humanitarian problem failed due to a total lack of cooperation (Pluto).
On June 22 the Syrian military shot down a Turkish F-4 Phantom fighter claiming it had entered Syrian airspace. Anti-austerity protests (Uranus) spread though out Khartoum, Sudan. Julian Assange – editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks – was still held up in the Ecuador embassy seeking asylum (Pluto). There were pay protests (Uranus) by Bolivian police; and teachers in Swaziland went on an open-ended strike in a pay dispute. On June 23 in Mexico fourteen mutilated corpses (Pluto) were found inside a truck – victims of a drug war related crime (Neptune and Pluto). In Ireland tens of thousands of Ulster Bank customers (Jupiter) continued to struggle to get their cash (Jupiter). In the US the hurricane season started. And in Brazil the UN (Pluto) sustainable development summit ended with a warning on corporate power (Pluto).
On June 24 tropical storm Debbie lashed Florida. Wildfires devastated Colorado. And the US admits that it infected Iranian computers with Spyware (Pluto). In Egypt, Mohamed Morsi of the Moslem Brotherhood is declared the winner of the presidential election. On June 25 at least 33 Syrian army officers defected to Turkey – Cyprus was in financial trouble (Jupiter) and sought assistance from its European partners – the Ulster Bank customers were unable to access their money – and The US Supreme Court (Jupiter) ruled that Arizona’s immigration law was mostly unconstitutional except for…
On June 26 there were violent attacks and clashes in Syria, Mexico, Burma, Tunisia, Egypt and Sudan. The city of Stockton, California declared bankruptcy. And another boat carrying 150 asylum seekers capsized north of Australia. On June 27 it was reported that 916 Syrians have been killed making it the deadliest week since the uprising began. In England Barclays Bank (Jupiter) was fined 290m after trying to manipulate interbank interest rates. In Colorado City thirty-two thousand people fled the Waldo Canyon fire.
On June 28 the fallout of Barclays Libor inter-bank interest rate manipulation scandal starts as the bank’s share price plunges 17% and heads roll. Will this be the next Jupiter- Neptune financial crisis? Eurozone leaders held an emergency meeting on financial assistance (Jupiter) to Spain and Italy. And Rupert Murdock (Pluto) announced he will split (Pluto) News Corp into two businesses. On June 29 Bashar al-Assad (Pluto) in Syria states he will not accept a foreign solution to the country’s problem. The world is now divided over Syria with the west, the US and Europe in one corner and Russia, China and Iran in the other. In Britain the Guardian reports that sexual abuse (Pluto) by police is rampant. In America fast moving storms knock out power (Uranus) and four million people are left in the dark. And in Japan 15,000 citizens protest against nuclear power (Uranus and Pluto.) On June 30 Muslim fighters (lower-Pluto) destroyed a UNESCO World heritage site in Timbuktu. The book-burners are back.
July 2012 started with armed conflict and attacks in Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Sudan and Kenya. Natural disasters were reported in Northeast India, Colombia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland and Britain. Spain won the soccer and became champions of Europe. The Spanish people were happy for one day and then it was back to the economic pain and misery. A Friends of Syria conference was held, but Russia and China didn’t attend. And Human Rights Watch reported that Syrian intelligence agencies are running 27 torture centers (Pluto) across Syria.
On July 2 GlaxoSmithKline settles the largest healthcare fraud (Neptune) case in US history for $3 billion dollars. Selling drugs that didn’t work eh? And four officials from the International Court including Melinda Taylor are released after being held in Libya on suspicion of spying. On July 3 the US apologized to Pakistan for a NATO airstrike that killed 26 Pakistini soldiers and Pakistan reopened a key NATO supply route into Afghanistan. And Bob Diamond resigned as Chief Executive of Barclays Bank.
Then there were reports that traces of radioactive polonium (Pluto) had been found on the personal effects of Yasser Arafat; hundreds of protestors clashed with police in the Ukraine; Central banks in Europe and China loosened their respective monetary systems; South Korea announced it will start ‘scientific’ whaling of minke whales; and WikeLeaks began publishing the Syrian files.
Then, on July 8 in Switzerland, scientists announced that they think they have found a Higgs boson. The think they have a discovery but…..It seems that the subatomic particle fits the description of the Higgs boson that was predicted by physicist Peter Higgs but no one is quite sure. A subatomic particle means smaller than an atom and theorists believe that the Higgs boson existed only during the first millionth of a millionth of a second after the big bang. So it’s all very abstruse and esoteric. The Higgs boson is also known as the ‘God Particle’ by atheistic physicists. It’s just some lower-Pluto propaganda they use to make you think that God is a material particle. And if you heard any of the brain bending explanations your Mercury thought-cells are probably rattled and bewildered. Don’t worry. Complicated explanations are just another strategy used by Lower-Pluto to confuse you. Nobody knows what they’re talking about. These days science, like the world economy, is beyond comprehension.
Well, that’s the first Uranus-Pluto square done and dusted. And that leaves six more to go. If you were expecting the sky to fall in you may have been disappointed. But events that occurred around June 24, 2012 will provide a preview of how this long-running astral earthquake will pan out here on Earth. The next square aspect will be perfect on September 19, 2012 and between now and then the two planets will stay in a 1º orb. There won’t be much good news as there are too many human souls contaminated with the lower-Pluto thought virus that’s intent on opposing, coercing, dictating, dividing and killing and Uranus is intent on turning the virus extreme. There’s no way that 196 countries will be able to cooperate on matters of international importance and no way that opposing political parties will be able to cooperate on matters of national importance. But the Olympic Games in London in July and August should provide some light sporting relief – weather permitting.