But it’s probably the unthinkable that will win out, because those are the sort of times we are entering. Outer planets do unthinkable things. We have Uranus squaring Pluto: Uranus catalysing the world into Pluto’s shadowy lair, a world that appears the dark opposite of our own, but which contains the seeds of renewal.
We have all these individual crises occurring simultaneously, but what will probably drag us all in together are events in the Eurozone. The most likely scenario is that a large economy like Spain or Italy will no longer be able to borrow the money it needs to repay loans and to keep functioning. That is the point beyond which it is hard to think.
But it doesn't do to try and second guess. Look, for example, at the Libra New Moon Chart set for Washington:
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Libra is a political sign, and this chart is extraordinary. The New Moon conjunct the Asc in an Angular t-square with Uranus and Pluto. OK, this New Moon period is well over, but it is a catalytic chart, and suggests that the present Congressional impasse over the budget will be a mighty clash, and the political landscape is going to shift. It may be political events in the US, rather than the obvious candidate of Europe, that change the game. And it may also have to do with Newt Gingrich's emergence as the Republican front-runner.
Uranus has slowed right down, ready to change direction in 2 weeks time, beginning a run-in to an exact square to Pluto next June, the first of 7. When an outer planet slows down, its effect intensifies, and it draws to it the next phase of its influence. Uranus brings instability and crisis.
In the summer I wrote a number of pieces called The Crisis Season part 1, 2 etc. I expected the Crisis Season to end for a while, as Uranus and Pluto separated over the autumn, but it hasn’t, it has got more intense. You start running out of superlatives.
We are living in a kind of limbo, a bit like the ‘phoney war’ in Britain at the start of WWII, when not a lot happened for a while, but huge events threatened. None of the major powers were militarily engaging with Germany. And then she invaded France.
So I think we are all waiting for something to happen. And it will probably be disorderly default, brought about by political paralysis, of one or more major European countries.
The world is in the early stages of the biggest change in our lifetimes. The astrology is very clear. Over the last 120 years we have had the 3 outer planet conjunctions: Neptune-Pluto, Uranus-Pluto and in the 1990s Uranus-Neptune. Between them they have sown the seeds of a new 5 hundred year era. Now, with Uranus in an opening square to Pluto, we have the first dynamic expression of this new era. And the first thing that is occurring is the death of the old. The old really is going in a very big way. This change will be bigger than the 1930s, which also had a Uranus square Pluto, because that square was closing a cycle, it occurred 5 times instead of 7, and crucially it did not aspect the charts of the major powers in the way that this one will be.
And that is the stage we are at now. We are carrying on in the same old way in a kind of dream, waiting for something to give. The change in direction of Uranus in early December will probably mark the end of this period of waiting. Meanwhile, in cities across the world, people are camped out, asking for change. It is a quiet groundswell. Part of its integrity is in not claiming to know the answers. All they know is that the present system, with its injustices and poverty and uncontrolled greed, needs to go. It’s that big. It’s not just a tweak here and a new law there, it’s the whole thing. It’s systemic. It’s not often in history that we reach that sort of point.
As June put it, the fabric of everything is a little loose right now.