Neptune is starting to station, which is just what we don’t need as governments try to take steps to halt the developing banking crisis. Last week all the talk was of the US government’s $700bn bailout of its banking system. Would Congress let it through and save the world, or would it not?
Now that bailout seems almost irrelevant as the crisis has spread to Europe and Asia, with governments always seemingly one or two steps behind. Mercury is Retrograde at the moment, which is a bad time for launching new projects, but in theory a good time for sorting stuff. The trouble is, what we have is an avalanche that is gathering momentum, that seems to be beyond any government’s efforts to stave off. That is perhaps what stationing Neptune is telling us: we can never get a grip on this situation.
Neptune does not describe the overall situation – we need to look to Saturn, Uranus and Pluto for that (see my post of Sept 30th
) – but it does seem to describe the particular phase we are in. As Neptune slows over the next few weeks, reaching a standstill on 1st November, I think we can expect the avalanche to intensify and reach a sort of initial completion. Further evidence for this is that the Saturn-Uranus opposition is also intensifying and will reach its first exact opposition 3 days after Neptune stations. Uranus is the crisis from the point of view of its unpredictability and series of sudden shocks. Neptune is the crisis from the point of view of the deluge that is starting to sweep over the world.
The US election is taking place on November 4th, with Neptune stock still and Uranus exactly opposite Saturn. When a planet is stationary in a birth chart, it is extra powerful in the life of that individual. So this election will be taking place in a time of great uncertainty and confusion (Neptune), as well as one of great shocks (Uranus) to the stable society we know (Saturn).
At the same time, I think the election will be taking place not so much during the bombing raid, which is happening now, but in its immediate aftermath, when we will be surveying the wreckage. So there will be a lull for a while, which is just as well. A week or so after the election, however, Uranus will begin to station, so there may be a series of aftershocks to the world financial system.
At the end of November, Uranus turns round and begins his long journey forward that will bring him by next June to within 5 degrees of a square to Pluto. Saturn-Uranus is big enough, but Uranus-Pluto is the big one, the big re-shaper of the world over the next decade. Personally I have a sense of intense storms sweeping through the world over the coming years, and that what seems like such a huge crisis right now will come to be seen as the opening shots in something much bigger. The astrology is similar to the 1930s, and I think the events will be similar in magnitude. The world has become so extremely out of balance, so inconsiderate of its resources, of its future, of other forms of life, of the human cost of modern ways of living, that something has to give, and the banks are as good a place to start as any.