An Astrological Calendar - December 2008-March 2011
Dennis Sutton Februry 2009



The astrological environment has a dynamic influence on the world's mundane affairs and the 'here and now' - on planet Earth - provides the environmental setting through which it operates. Both environments are in a constant state of change and a working knowledge of what's going on - up there and down here - permits an accurate assessment of future trends and developments. But the astrological event, pictured in an astrological chart, is not a sure thing simply because the dynamic causal agent - human behaviour - is not inevitable. It can be changed.

Each planet in astrology - representing a dynamic feature of the astrological environment - directs and influences a specific sector of the mundane agenda. This influence, which can be fortunate and favorable or unfortunate and unfavorable, is primarily determined by the aspects the planets form with each other. These aspects give a planet's characteristic influence a constructive or destructive mode of expression. The end result is an astrological event which reproduces itself as the good or bad news that you read or hear about in the print and electronic media: And a careful assessment of these astrological events or aspects permits an accurate evaluation of future trends and developments here on Earth.

The astrological events with the most power have the most significance - they duplicate themselves as important mundane events if the mundane environment supports their duplication - and this means the importance of a particular mundane event can be judged by the power of its astrological marker in the sky. Thus, when compiling this astrological calendar, I have focused on the astrological events with the most power. The impact they have on the mundane agenda, as new events and development, is outstanding - and this makes them easy to observe.

These events are the conjunction, opposition, square and trine aspects. Occasionally I have noted a sextile or semisquare aspect, but as a general rule I have ignored the weaker aspects simply because they lack the power to demonstrate important events. And the mundane situation is a non-stop stream of good and bad events. The media reports these events but many, because they cater to an insatiable desire to know about the private lives of people, are simply gossip. This glimpse into the future focuses on the astrological events that will have an outstanding influence - for better or worse - on humanity's welfare via its mundane agenda. I've left the tabloid nonsense to the gossip-mongers.

It's very important to understand what a mundane chart can and can't do. It can predict a definite trend influencing the stock market during a definite time-frame, but it can't predict the precise number of points the market will rise or fall each day. It can predict a destructive weather event - a storm or flood - but it can't predict the precise amount of damage it will cause. The fact is that a mundane astrological chart does not map precise events. The chart permits an assessment of an astrological event, which is best viewed as an energy event in the astral environment - and the particular mundane matters it will influence. The actual event that occurs - here on the Earth - will bear the characteristics of its astrological marker and the key to matching one with the other is a clear understanding of the planets, their characteristic influence and the mundane affairs they direct and influence.

These astrological events have a time-frame during which the mundane events they indicate can occur. Unless otherwise indicated the following guidelines can be observed.

The time-frame of an astrological event in the sky is determined by the aspect's orb of influence and the planet's rate of motion. Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto all have different rates of motion - with Mars having the fastest rate and Pluto the slowest. This means that an aspect involving Saturn and Neptune has a longer time-frame than one involving Mars and Uranus - and the time-frame can be several years. The astrological event starts when the planets enter the aspect's orb of influence - and reaches its critical peak date when the aspect is perfect.

An aspect in a cycle chart has a 1° orb of influence: And the aspect's time-frame is determined by the speed at which the chart's ruling planet is travelling. The aspect reaches a critical state of peak energy when the aspect is perfect. The event usually occurs near this peak date, but can be moved to any time within the allowed time-frame by external circumstances. The following guidelines can be observed.

For aspects in the Mars cycle allow three (3) days either side of the aspect's peak date, but if Mars is travelling slowly the aspect's time-frame is correspondingly increased. The mundane event will usually occur near the aspect's peak date.

For aspects in the Jupiter cycle allow five (5) days either side of the aspect's peak date, but if Jupiter is travelling slowly the aspect's time-frame is correspondingly increased.

For aspects in the Saturn cycle allow ten (10) days either side of the aspect's peak date, but if Saturn is travelling slowly the aspect's time-frame is correspondingly increased.

For aspects in the Uranus cycle allow 30 days either side of the aspect's peak date, but if Uranus is travelling slowly the aspect's time-frame is correspondingly increased.

The aspects in Neptune and Pluto cycles have the longest time-frame - allow (6) weeks, but this is increased if they are travelling slowly: And in each instance the event mapped by the aspect will occur within the aspect's time-frame - usually near its peak date.

Each country has its own set of mundane charts and operates in a rapidly changing domestic and international environment. The political, economic and moral compass is spinning erratically. Progress takes place when the problems - most often due to the infantile competition for power, glory and wealth and short-sighted self-interest that is unable to see the destructiveness of its own behaviour - are overcome. There's a lot of media noise but satellite television allows you to watch it all 'as it's happening'.

This astrological calendar lists the significant astrological events influencing the world's mundane agenda over the next four years - 2009-2012. These astrological events take place in the sky, in the world's Aquarian Age chart and in astrological cycle charts - and each event is sequenced in date order.

June 2007 - May 2016: In the Aquarian Age chart progressed Jupiter - capitalism, financial markets, bankers, commerce, 24/7 shopping and rising prices - is conjunct Neptune - stocks and shares, easy-credit, deception, oil, gas, inflation, fraud, swindles and drugs. The peak energy date is November 2011. Jupiter and Neptune promise a financial utopia, but the inflated optimism and fantasy expectations can turn the prosperity dream into a nightmare.

August 2007 - April 2010: In the Aquarian Age chart progressed Mars - war, conflict, military activity, aggressive action, brute force, torture, bombs, tanks, fires and accidents - is semisquare Pluto - global issues, drastic developments, horrific atrocities, cooperation, coercion, inversion, propaganda, dictators, crime, corruption and television. The peak energy date is December 5, 2008. This destructive energy mix marks for a dangerous conflict situation - war, terrorist activity, war crimes, atrocities and inversive propaganda: And on August 8, 2008 with Mars opposition Uranus in the sky Russia invaded Georgia. NATO and the USA responded with threats and denouncements - and the world watched the Olympic Games. At the time it was impossible to know who the wolf in sheep's clothing was - Lower-Pluto's inversion ensured that truth was the conflict's first casualty: And it wasn't long before the politicians and commentators began talking about a new cold war.

Astro Flashback - 1948-1951: A cold war does not involve armed conflict. It's not a shooting war. It consists of tensions, threats and subversive political activity - and the Cold War describes the relations that existed between the East (the USSR and Eastern Europe) and the West (the USA and Western Europe) between 1945 and 1990.

Mistrust had existed between the USSR and the west since 1917 and the events that occurred immediately following World War 2 exacerbated the distrust and suspicion. Progressed Mars in the Aquarian Age chart was sextile birthchart Saturn: And Mars is the planet of war and Saturn is the planet of cold, frosty relations. Berlin soon became the focal point of East-West tensions: And on April 1, 1948 the Soviet military government in Berlin began a land blockade of Allied sectors of the city (lifted September 30, 1949). As divisions (Pluto) between the capitalist and communist worlds increased twelve nations on April 4, 1949 signed the North Atlantic Treaty. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was set up to provide collective defense of the major Western European and North American States against the perceived military threat imposed by the USSR. The collapse of the USSR in 1990 resulted in a radical review of NATO's policy and defense strategy: And a formal end to the cold war was declared in November 1990 at the Paris Conference on Security (Saturn) and Cooperation (Pluto) in Europe.

The crucial years in the cold war were 1948-1951: And that's when progressed Mars in the Aquarian Age chart had moved to form a high-discord square aspect with birthchart and progressed Pluto (October 1948-November 1951). So, with progressed Mars now forming a friction (semisquare) aspect with birthchart and progressed Pluto (August 2007-June 2012) the astrological evidence does support a comparison with what is happening now with what happened then. Mars rules the conflict situation and Pluto rules the threats, propaganda, inversion, coercion, intimidation and secrecy (also Saturn).

September 1, 2008 - Saturn opposition Uranus in the sky starts. See November 4, 2008.

September 3, 2008 - In the Aquarian Age chart progressed Mercury - talk, rhetoric, controversy, conferences, think-tanks, talk fests, talk therapy, chat shows, the press, journalists, intellectuals, writers, the education agenda and teachers - moves to form a high-discord obstacle (square) aspect with the Moon - family issues, the general public, gossip, gossip mongers, bread and butter issues, food, grocery items, guesswork and hunches. The peak date is March 1, 2009. Mercury's involvement spells big trouble for the newspapers and journalists - their readership is moving on-line: And the bigger problem of finding reliable information. Powerful corporations (Pluto) own the newspapers so they can distort the news, control the flow of information and peddle misinformation. Journalistic scrutiny is under threat as the tabloid press caters to a gossip hungry readership eager to be dumbed-down. The Moon's involvement focuses on family-matters and the problem of feeding a rapidly increasing world population. The food-crisis talks and conferences (Moon-Mercury) degenerate into controversy.

November 4, 2008 - Saturn is opposition Uranus in the sky and there's a high-discord ideological clash between the conservatives and reformists - the fundamentalists and the freedom fighters. Saturn's in Virgo - agricultural produce and labour; and Uranus is in Pisces - restrictions, relief measures, crime and rivers. The aspect marks for economic shocks, employment problems, a debt crisis, labor unrest, strikes and protests, problems for the mining sector, agricultural problems, food shortages, floods, weird weather and dire news on the dying river systems. The big issue is the problem of climate-change.

Climate change refers to the increase in the Earth's temperature (global warming) due to the greenhouse effect. Carbon dioxide is the main greenhouse gas. The scientists and politicians have to work out how to reduce its presence in the atmosphere by reducing your carbon footprint. And they're doing battle with the corporations, big business and economists. Selfishness (Saturn), the addiction to electricity (Uranus), conflicting scientific opinion and politicians who probably can't tell which way the wind is blowing are the solution's bogeymen. Saturn and Uranus will shock you with some dire revelations. It is interesting to note that the greenhouse effect was first predicted by French mathematician Joseph Fourier in 1827. This high-discord aspect will form five (5) times between now and July 2010. At Washington Saturn is in the 9th house - trade, legal matters, religion and education - and Uranus is in the 3rd house - transportation, communication and the press.

November 8, 2008 - transit Saturn is square Moon in the Saturn cycle. Saturn stands for economy, cost-cutting, cut-backs, housing problems, food shortages, destructive weather events and security measures. The Moon stands for home-life and family matters. The deteriorating economic situation impacts badly on the family.

November 9, 2008 - Pluto conjunct Uranus in the Pluto cycle starts - see December 9, 2008.

November 11, 2008 - transit Mars is opposition Sun in the Mars cycle and a world leader fires an angry shot. There's a dangerous political situation, saber rattling, a violent attack on a political leader and political strife - assaults, accidents and fires.

November 26, 2008 - Pluto conjunct Saturn in the Pluto cycle starts - see Dec 24, 2008.

November 27, 2008 - Pluto - groups, co-operatives, corporate power, mass production, cooperation, disunity, splits, inversion, dictatorial power, terrorism, atomic energy, corruption, crime, television, propaganda and spirituality - starts a 25 year transit of Capricorn - business, business systems, government administration and diplomacy.

December 1, 2008 - transit Saturn is sesquisquare Uranus and Jupiter in the Saturn cycle. There's a security scare, cost cutting by the banks, labor unrest, housing problems, trouble for the farming and mining sectors and destructive weather events.

December 5, 2008 - In the Aquarian Age chart progressed Mars semisquare birthchart Pluto reaches its peak date. See August 2007 - April 2010.

December 8, 2008 - Mars conjunct Pluto in the sky starts - see December 28.

December 9, 2008 - transit Pluto is conjunct Uranus in the Pluto cycle and the globalization of freedom gets a boost. Pluto rules cooperation, disunity, rogue countries, dictators, dictatorial rule, mob violence, terror groups and coercive crack-downs. Uranus is the planet of extremists, radical action, discontentment, unrest, revolutions, liberty, freedom-fighters and unions. The world community gangs up on a repressive regime and there's a wave of strikes, protests and demonstrations. Collaboration is the key to success.

December 9, 2008 - transit Mars is opposition Mercury and conjunct Jupiter in the Mars cycle and Mars ignites aggressive talk, a war of words (Mercury), financial strife and increased military spending (Jupiter). The bankers and the journalists are under fire.

December 12, 2008 - transit Mars is square Uranus in the Mars cycle. This aspect marks for extremist violence, suicide bombings, radical action by the military and train accidents.

December 24, 2008 - transit Pluto is conjunct Saturn in the Pluto cycle and there's an international security crisis. This aspect marks for corporate mergers, security deals, drastic economic developments, cost cutting, natural disasters, drastic weather events and the globalization of labor. The solution to the problem requires a unified response, but self-interest neutralizes the spirit of cooperation - it's still the hardest game in town. In the US there's a housing sector slump and a drastic weather event.

December 25, 2008 - transit Mars is conjunct Pluto in the Mars cycle - and in the sky - so it's a double whammy. There's a dangerous conflict situation, strife and violence - terror attacks, suicide bombings, atrocities, kidnappings, accidents and fires.

December 28, 2008 - Mars is conjunct Pluto in the sky and this high-discord energy mix ignites a drastic conflict situation and an international crisis. The aspect marks for the war on terror, terror attacks, atrocities, genocide - ethnic cleansing, mass destruction, kidnappings, mass shootings, military mishaps, fires and accidents. Pluto emphasizes the need for cooperative effort, but there's bickering and disunity. The Mars-Pluto conjunction is in Capricorn the sign of government administration, diplomacy and business systems. At Washington it's in the 7th house - international relations, foreign policy and war.

December 30, 2008 - transit Jupiter is square Saturn in the Jupiter cycle and the bankers and other financial messiahs deliver some grim news - poor profit results and deteriorating economic conditions. The retail sector has slowed and Christmas spending is down - the wealthy consumers are spending less and the poor consumers aren't spending at all - they're broke. The economic outlook is bleak - just like the weather.

January 1, 2009 - transit Mars is opposition Moon in the Mars cycle and the civilians are dodging bullets and fighting for food. Human behaviour again degenerates into boozing, brawling, shootings and domestic violence - fires and accidents.

January 18, 2009 - transit Jupiter is conjunct Neptune in the Jupiter cycle and the search for that illusive financial utopia gets a boost. Most likely there'll be a mini-boom on the stock market, rising stock prices, currency chaos, financial uncertainty, a major financial swindle, fraudulent financial deals, higher oil prices, higher inflation and higher air fares.

January 24, 2009 - Pluto conjunct Mars in the Pluto cycle starts. See March 5, 2009.

January 29, 2009 - Mars conjunct Jupiter in the sky starts. See February 17.

January 31, 2009 - transit Saturn is sesquisquare Uranus and Jupiter in the Saturn cycle and security and economy are the key issues. Saturn is a model of restraint but there's labor unrest, miners strikes and protests by farmers - and a destructive weather event.

January 31, 2009 - transit Jupiter is parallel Neptune in the Jupiter cycle. The parallel aspect is similar to a conjunction but the energy-mix lacks precision. See January 18.

February 5, 2009 - Saturn is opposition Uranus in the sky and fundamentalism clashes with modernity. See November 4, 2008. There's a misplaced reliance on technology to solve the impossible problems like climate change. At Washington Saturn is in the 8th house (debt) and Uranus is in the 2nd house (money matters) - a not good financial scenario.

February 15, 2009 - transit Jupiter is square Mars in the Jupiter cycle and there's financial strife, financial recklessness, bank-rage, higher prices, religious strife, legal disputes, shipping accidents, fires and accidents - bad news for the banks and bankers.

February 17, 2009 - Mars is conjunct Jupiter in the sky and there's a burst of impulsivity and wild optimism - these two members of the astrological landscape lack discipline and restraint. Mars marks for force, aggressive action, strife, fights, rows, violence, accidents and fires. Jupiter stands for money matters, banks, trade, religion, hope and optimism. Their merger in the sky will bring these matters into prominence so expect aggressive financial stimulation, money rows, strife for the bankers, trade disputes and religious strife. At Washington the Mars-Jupiter conjunction is in the 9th house (trade). The US is fighting for her economic survival and trade is an economic stimulus. Expect aggressive action by the US on the trade front and a trade war.

February 23, 2009 - Mars conjunct Neptune in the sky starts. See March 8.

February 25, 2009 - Jupiter is parallel Pluto in the sky and the financial crisis requires a cooperative response - but there's division and disunity. Jupiter's spending packages require unified backing and progress at the trade talks requires cooperation - not coercion. At Washington Jupiter is in the 2nd house (money and banks) and Pluto is in the 1st house (the people). Both planets dominate the chart so this is an important stimulus package for the US.

February 25, 2009 - transit Saturn is square Moon in the Saturn cycle and there's grim economic news and much suffering for the common people - housing problems, food shortages, destructive weather events, drought, famine and failed harvests.

March 1, 2009 - In the Aquarian Age chart progressed Mercury square Moon reaches a critical state of peak energy. See September 3, 2008.

March 1, 2009 - transit Mars is opposition Saturn in the Mars cycle and there's a heavy loss of life in the fighting, military retreats, destructive weather events and a mining accident. Mars and Saturn display themselves as rage and grief. This Mars event could trigger a major development with the Pluto-Mars conjunction in the Pluto cycle - see March 5.

March 1, 2009 - Jupiter conjunct Neptune in the sky starts. See May 27, 2009.

March 5, 2009 - transit Pluto is conjunct Mars in the Pluto cycle. This aspect forms five (5) times between now and November 2010 and it's operating in a coercive international environment. (Check out Mars semisquare Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart - August 2007-April 2010.) Mars is the planet of war, conflict, strife, violence, military action, bombs, accidents and fires. Pluto rules terrorism, terrorists, criminals, dictators, cyber-crime, coercion, cooperation, compulsory measures, direct action, dictators, terrorists groups and nuclear energy. The old USA and the new Russia are the countries to watch. Also the Middle East - every country in this region, including Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Iran, has Uranus, Saturn and Mars in the 1st house of their Pluto cycle charts: And the energy has a very destructive potential. Watch Pakistan - it's a dynamite country. Mashareff was a failed dictator and the nuclear power is in an economic mess. The military are hated and the Pakistan Taliban carries out suicide bombings. In the US Pluto cycle chart Uranus, Saturn and Pluto are in the 4th house - the homes of the people, land, territories and weather events. With this aspect we move into unchartered waters.

March 5, 2009 - transit Mars is conjunct Neptune in the Mars cycle and in the sky so it's a double whammy. The strife and conflict could be over oil. There are oil fires, airline disputes, plane crashes, drug busts by the police and strife for the airlines and pharmaceutical industries. The soldiers and military personal are all bombed out on drugs.
Ed. note 03-10-09: N. Korea threatened S. Korean airlines if N. Korean airspace was violated.

March 7, 2009 - transit Jupiter is conjunct Uranus in the Jupiter cycle and the banking sector and financial markets are in for a shock. There's radical action by the bankers; financial reforms, a financial exposé shocking religious revelations and reforms to the law and legal system. The human rights activities are protesting at the financial talks.
Ed. note 03-10-09: Headline: Reports name AIG's derative counterparties.

March 8, 2009 - Mars is conjunct Neptune in the sky and the aggressive talk and saber rattling could be a little exaggerated. See March 5. The aspect highlights strife, fights, rows, glitz, glamour and razzle-dazzle. Expect aviation disputes, attacks on planes, a war on inflation, manufactured illusion and drug and child pornography busts by the police. At Washington the Mars-Neptune conjunction is in the 11th house (Congress) - and a belligerent Congress is preoccupied with a conflict situation.
Ed. note 03-10-09: Headline: GOP official: No more money for GM without a viability plan.

March 13, 2009 - Uranus opposition Pluto in the Uranus cycle starts. See March 27. Ed. note 03-14-09: Headline: AIG gives $165 million in retention bonuses.

March 17, 2009 - Uranus conjunct Mercury in the Uranus cycle starts. See March 31.

March 20, 2009 - at 7.45am EDT the Sun enters Aries and a new Sun cycle starts.

The problems facing humanity due to the influence of Lower-Pluto - an insidious, corrupt and morally bankrupt thought-force, should not be under-estimated and the battle is being fought on many fronts. The astrological evidence supporting this claim is provided by the Sun cycle charts. These charts commence when the Sun enters Aries and with Pluto transiting the late degrees of Sagittarius the Sun cycle charts for 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 have all had the Sun square Pluto. In other words Lower-Pluto in these charts has been the obstacle to progress and the discord reached a peak in the 2007 and 2008 charts.

The past very often provides valuable information for the astrological researcher and Pluto's influence in the Sun cycle charts is well worth investigating: And his influence was being felt long before his discovery in 1930. In the 5 Sun cycle charts influencing the Great War between 1914 and 1918 the Sun was square Pluto. Pluto was transiting the late degrees of Gemini and the early degrees of Cancer. Then in the 7 Sun cycle charts influencing World War II between 1939 and 1945 the Sun was trine Pluto. Pluto was transiting the late degrees of Cancer and the early degrees of Leo.

Another critical stage was reached between 1969 and 1976. The Sun cycle charts for each of these years had the Sun opposition Pluto - with Pluto transiting the late degrees of Virgo and the early degrees of Libra. A quick glance at the history books reveals that this was a turbulent time and some might claim that Lower-Pluto even made it into the White House. Among other things humanity had to deal with the Vietnam War, Watergate and an international oil crisis. And now, with Pluto square the Sun in each Sun cycle chart between 2004 and 2012, Lower-Pluto again represents the big obstacle to human progress. It seems that as the external playing field changes, Lower-Pluto changes tactics: And by all accounts this highly destructive thought-force has no problems finding misguided human souls to do his dirty work.

In the 2008 Sun cycle chart the Sun was square Mars and square Pluto: And Mars and Pluto formed a high discord opposition aspect. War and conflict was inevitable as were the threats and intimidations. With an out-of-control desire for security driving the international agenda cooperation took a back seat: And the inversion being spun by both the good guys and the bad guys made it impossible to know who was who.

The 2009 Sun cycle chart tells a different story. The Sun forms a conjunction aspect with Uranus - planet of radical action, civilian unrest, strikes, protests and demonstrations - and a high-discord square aspect with Pluto, but the chart's discord level is low. The influence of Uranus will be very obvious: And the Moon trine Saturn supports plans to overcome the world food crisis and other poverty reduction projects.

At Washington the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Uranus are in the 12th house. This high-level of 12th house activity marks for important events concerning the prison system, hospitals, relief, charity, the FBI, CIA, spies, secrets, crime and criminals. A prominent (Sun) person will end up behind bars. The administration will be very secretive and the Moon in the 10th maps fluctuating fortunes for the President and business sector.

March 27, 2009 - transit Uranus is opposition Pluto in the Uranus cycle and the freedom fighters hit a dictatorial brick-wall. The rogue countries, extremist groups and brutal dictators are all behaving badly. The radical extremists take drastic action against the repressive regime. Widespread dissatisfaction ignites strikes, protests, demonstrations and mob violence - even violent revolution. Uranus leads the fight for human-rights and free speech and Pluto wants coercive control. A horrific exposé blows the lid on Lower-Pluto and his henchmen. This aspect is formed 3 times - March, 27, October 19 and January 13, 2010.

March 31, 2009 - transit Uranus is conjunct Mercury in the Uranus cycle and there's student unrest, a fight for human rights and free speech, teachers strikes, an educational revolution, radical action by the journalist and a controversial exposé. See March 27, 2009. The aspect is formed 3 times - March 31, October 13 and January 18, 2010.

April 1, 2009 - Mars conjunct Uranus in the sky starts. See April 15.

April 5, 2009 - transit Mars is square Mercury and Jupiter in the Mars cycle and the student protests turn violent. Mars and Mercury mark for tough talk and aggressive actions by the journalists and teachers: And Mars and Jupiter mark for military spending, shipping accidents, strife and the trade talks, attacks on God's workers and fires.

April 7, 2009 - transit Mars is conjunct Uranus in the Mars cycle. The stimulation to Uranus hits a critical peak - see March 27, and March 31, 2009.

April 15, 2009 - Mars is conjunct Uranus in the sky and the strife, conflict and violence hits with cataclysmic suddenness. It's a dangerous and unpredictable moment. Mars is the planet of conflict, war, aggressive action, military matters, fights, disputes, accidents, explosions, fires, military personnel and police. Uranus signs for sudden and unexpected developments, social unrest, demonstrations, revolutions, racial tensions, freedom fighting and the radical extremists. The aspect marks for violent action by the militant extremists, car and suicide bombings, social unrest, demonstrations, strikes, hate, brutality, racial violence and extreme action by the police. Watch the extremist countries and groups - Pakistan, India, Russia, Iran, South Korea, Hamas and the Taliban in Afghanistan. At Washington the Mars-Uranus conjunction is in the 12th house - relief, hospitals, prisons, secret enemies and sneak attacks. This aspect has a high shock element - and the new Mars cycle starts in 10 days time.

April 20, 2009 - transit Mars is square Pluto in the Mars cycle. There's military madness, strife, atrocities, kidnappings, mob violence, bombings, a wave of violent crime, accidents and fires. Mars sees shooting the enemy as the solution to the problem.

April 25, 2009 - at 7.30pm EDT a new Mars cycle starts.

The Mars cycle chart oversees the conflict agenda and this new Mars cycle chart has Mars square Pluto - a high-discord conflict aspect and Mars conjunct Venus - the planet of peace moves. (Note that Mars was square Pluto in the previous Mars cycle chart that started May 19, 2007.) The prominence of Venus in this chart does support efforts to resolve the conflicts, but this requires teamwork - something that an afflicted Pluto is not good at - and Mars does have a fondness for killing. The Mars-Pluto square is exact and generating a high-level of discord. By itself it marks for war, terror attacks, brutality, war crimes, torture, atrocities, a killing crisis, violent crime, murder, kidnappings, coercion, threats, intimidation, inversion and corruption. The dictators and rogue countries are behaving badly. The Mars events that occur in the 72 hours prior to the chart's start date indicate a trend that can be used when judging future events. Also note what occurred around April 20, 2009. At Washington Mars in the 5th house - Wall St, sport, the movie industry, entertainment, risk and sex; and Pluto is in the 3rd house - transport, communication, the press and neighboring countries. The 7th house - war - dominates the chart and is high in discord.

April 26, 2009 - transit Jupiter is trine the Moon in the Jupiter cycle. This harmonious aspect provides financial help and assistance to the home and family.

April 26, 2009 - transit Mars is square Pluto in the Mars cycle and the high-discord Mars-Pluto energy is at a critical peak. The US and Russia are the countries to watch. This aspect stimulates the conflict situation mapped by Pluto conjunct Mars - see May 5.

May 5, 2009 - after turning retrograde on April 4 transit Pluto again makes the conjunction aspect with Mars in the Pluto cycle. See March 5, 2009.

May 27, 2009 - Jupiter is conjunct Neptune in the sky. This highly uncertain financial fantasy could play itself out as a financial boom and an invitation to the prosperity party. Amazing financial schemes promise a financial utopia, but when misguided optimism mixes with great expectation the end result is just too good to be true. Most likely it represents another turn in the credit crisis, rising oil prices, a financial crisis for the aviation industry, rising inflation, rising pharmaceutical costs, a financial swindle and bank fraud. Jupiter gives a religious inspired performance while Neptune resorts to a chemically enhanced façade - drug cheats and a doping scandal. The conjunction is in Aquarius the sign of humanity and human-rights. At Washington it's in the 5th house - the market place, Wall Street, sport, sports stars, the film industry, movie stars and sex. The aspect is formed 3 times this year - May 27, July 10 and December 21, 2009 and will act as a stimulus to progressed Jupiter conjunct Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart - see June 2007-May 2016.

June 8, 2009 - transit Mars is conjunct Sun in the Mars cycle and there's political strife, aggressive action by world leaders, disputes, accidents and fires.

June 22, 2009 - Pluto conjunct Saturn in the Pluto cycle starts. See August 5, 2009.

June 24, 2009 - transit Mars is conjunct Moon in the Mars cycle. The civilian population is caught up in the strife and violence - domestic violence, accidents and fires.

July 6, 2009 - transit Mars is conjunct Moon in the Mars cycle and civilians are again caught in the cross fire - military mishaps, accidents and house fires.

July 10, 2009 - Jupiter is conjunct Neptune in the sky - and the Moon's there too. The pursuit of a financial utopia continues. See May 27, 2009. In the Washington chart the conjunction is in the 9th house - trade, commerce, shipping, overseas travel, the Supreme Court, constitution, religious matters, legal matters, teaching, universities and television.

July 15, 2009 - transit Pluto moves to form the conjunction aspect with Uranus in the Pluto cycle but the aspect never peaks. It brings the dictators and freedom fighters together and you can watch what happens on the television. See December 9, 2008.

July 31, 2009 - transit Saturn is square Moon in the Saturn cycle. Saturn's focus is security and economy. The Moon's focus is the family and kitchen tables issues. This high discord aspect marks for economic problems, a housing sector slump, employment problems, food shortages, climate change problems, destructive weather events, floods and poverty reduction programs. These are tough times for the everyday people.

August 3, 2009 - transit Mars is square Saturn in the Mars cycle. The destructive violence ignites rage and fear. Destructive weather events cause loss and suffering.

August 4, 2009 - transit Jupiter in trine Moon in the Jupiter cycle and there's financial assistance for the family and common people - a rare good news story.

August 5, 2009 - transit Pluto is conjunct Saturn in the Pluto cycle and the world community takes drastic action against the rogue country that threatens global security - or maybe a disease crisis requiring an international response. The aspect marks for cautious cooperation, drastic economic developments, falling commodity prices, food shortages, homelessness, an atmosphere of doom and gloom, natural disasters and a drastic weather event. Environmental groups take drastic action too. The aspect has a long five-month time-frame.

August 15, 2009 - transit Saturn sesquisquare Uranus and Jupiter in the Saturn cycle. This aspect maps a critical peak in Saturn energy - see August 5. The security problems, poverty problems, labor problems and disease problems are all international problems.

August 16, 2009 - Saturn square Pluto in the sky starts. This aspect is formed 3 times - November 15, 2009, January 31, 2010 and August 21, 2010. It has a 15 month time-frame - see November 15, 2009.

August 17, 2009 - transit Mars is square Uranus in the Uranus cycle and there's extremist violence, suicide bombings, murders, military exposés and wicked revelations.

August 26, 2009 - Mars is opposition Pluto in the sky and this high-discord energy mix will ignite a spike in aggressive behaviour and mass destruction - usually within 48 hours of the aspects culmination. There's a killing crisis as Pluto ups the stakes and stimulates the fighting and brutality in the war zones. International disunity antagonizes the need for cooperation, collaboration and humanitarian aid: And the noise being made by the guns and bombs is so loud that the pleas to stop the fighting can't be heard. At Washington Mars is in the 6th house - labour issues, work-place matters, food and sickness - and Pluto is in the 12th house - hospitals, prisons, crime, restrictions and secrets. Also see August 30.

August 29, 2009 - In the Aquarian Age chart progressed Mercury square Moon reaches its end date and is confined to the history books.

August 30, 2009 - transit Mars is square Mars and opposition Pluto in the Mars cycle. Mars and Pluto stand for rogue countries, brutal violence, kidnappings, accidents and fires.

September 15, 2009 - In the Aquarian Age chart progressed Mars - war, conflict, violence, bombs, military activity, aggressive action, accidents and fires - moves to form a friction (semisquare) aspect with progressed Pluto - globalization, cooperation, disunity, groups, coercion, crime, dictators and weapons of mass destruction. See August 2007-April 2010.

September 15, 2009 - Saturn is opposition Uranus in the sky and the Sun - the political agenda - is with Saturn. It's the 3rd installment of a powerful ideological clash that's taking place between the traditionalists and progressives - between fundamentalism and modernity - between the fearful conservatives and the radical freedom-fighters - between self-interest and human-rights - between restraint and liberty -- between orthodoxy and originality - between the status quo and reform - and between a fear of the unknown and astrology. The end result might be new ways of thinking about security, economy and labour, but the fear and anxiety caused by the employment problems, the debt crisis, the food shortages, the disease and hardship, and the strikes, protests and demonstrations makes getting there a very difficult journey. There's an all out attack by the orthodox thinkers on astrology and other 'eccentric' disciplines. At Washington Saturn is in the 12th house - prisons, hospitals, crime and relief; and Uranus is in the 6th house - labour, the work place, food and sickness.

September 17, 2009 - Uranus conjunct Mercury in the Uranus cycle starts. See October 13.

September 23, 2009 - Uranus opposition Pluto in the Uranus cycle starts. See October 19.

October 2, 2009 - Saturn is parallel Uranus in the sky and the conservative planet that's a model of restraint forms an intensity energy mix with the planet of change and revolution: And the conflict situation mapped by the Saturn-Uranus opposition is intensified. See September 15. The social unrest generated by unemployment intensifies. At Washington Saturn is in the 2nd house (money and banks) and Uranus is in the 8th house (the level of debt, mortgages and borrowed money). The aspect marks for economic and employment problems and problems for the electronic and IT sectors.

October 13, 2009 - transit Uranus is conjunct Mercury in the Uranus cycle and there's more student unrest - protests and demonstrations. This aspect marks for radical talk and original thinking at the talks and conferences and radical action by the press, journalists, scientists and writers. Expect a sensational exposé. See October 19, 2009 - Uranus opposition Pluto.

October 16, 2009 - transit Saturn is trine Neptune in the Saturn cycle. Security and economy are the issues - oil security and cost cutting by the airlines - poverty reduction schemes, employment schemes, schemes to help the refugees and displaced people, and schemes to address climate change; but the expectations will be exaggerated.

October 16, 2009 - In the Aquarian Age chart progressed Mars moves to form a conjunction aspect with birthchart Jupiter. Mars is the planet of war, conflict, strife, violence, accidents, recklessness, competition, alcohol, gambling and fires - just your average disaster. Jupiter is the planet of capitalism, finances, financial markets, banks, trade, commerce, legal matters, treaties, religion, good-will gestures, charity and tolerance: And their conjunction aspect brings these matters into prominence. Jupiter will finance the wars. The aspect marks for financial mayhem, the aggressive pursuit of money, reckless financial activity, financial disputes, military spending, strife for the banks, bickering at the trade talks, religious violence, attacks on religion and a gambling frenzy. The frantic and reckless pursuit of wealth, affluence and prosperity is stimulated. This will be an interesting financial development as both planets run on impulsivity and immediacy and there's no serious thought, reflection, foresight, discrimination or prudence. Enjoy the wild ride.

October 17, 2009 - transit Pluto is conjunct Saturn in the Pluto cycle. See August 5, 2009.

October 19, 2009 - transit Uranus is opposition Pluto in the Uranus cycle. This aspect marks for a disturbing international crisis as the social discontentment (Uranus) spills over into strikes, protests, demonstrations, rebellions and revolutions. Pluto represents the rogue countries, dictators, terror groups and organized crime. The discord will replicate itself on the Earth as a drastic disturbance and a sensational exposé.

October 29, 2009 - transit Mars is square Sun in the Mars cycle. There's political disputes, political aggression, strife, an upsurge in violence, accidents and fires.

November 15, 2009 - Saturn is square Pluto in the sky. This high-discord aspect between the planet of security, economy, poverty, land, storms, drought and famine and the planet of drastic developments, dictators, rogue countries, crime and cooperation marks for a drastic security situation. Lower-Pluto has a malicious intent and the international community gangs up on the rogue country, but there's no cooperation. This astral earthquake will replicate itself as poverty problems, a debt crisis, labor problems, land grabs, disease, natural disasters, hardship, suffering, drastic developments on the climate change front and terrible weather events - droughts, floods, hurricanes, tornados, heat waves and freezing cold. At Washington Saturn is in the 9th house - trade, aviation, shipping, and religion - and Pluto is in the 1st house - the people and their health and welfare.

November 27, 2009 - Pluto conjunct Mars in the Pluto cycle starts. See December 25.

What's going on? The prominence of Pluto at this time can't be ignored. Pluto is conjunct Mars in the Pluto cycle; Uranus is opposition Pluto in the Uranus cycle and Saturn is square Pluto in the sky. These are all powerful high-discord aspects that support Lower-Pluto and his dictator henchmen in their efforts to stifle human progress. It's a critical situation and there's a lot at stake - and the problems seem to be getting more and more difficult.

November 29, 2009
- transit Mars is square Moon in the Mars cycle. This aspect marks for domestic violence, food riots, fires, accidents, mishaps for the adventurers, drunkenness and cowboy behaviour. The civilians are running for cover.

December 16, 2009 - transit Jupiter is trine Moon in the Jupiter cycle. At this time Jupiter's good-will, charity and philanthropy provides financial assistance for the family and common people. The World Bank takes action to deal with the food crisis.

December 21, 2009 - Jupiter is conjunct Neptune in the sky - and the Moon's there again. The financial uncertainty has been around since mid 2007 and it's taking its toll on the stock market and investors. The aspect marks for a restructuring of the financial sector and airlines, rising oil prices, higher air fares, inflation pressures, credit problems, bank fraud and a major financial swindle. See May 27, 2009. At Washington the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction is in the 4th house - the housing sector, land, territories and weather events.

December 25, 2009 - transit Pluto is conjunct Mars in the Pluto cycle. See March 5, 2009. This high-discord energy mix marks for a killing crisis, war crimes, dreadful atrocities, threats, coercion, sanctions, economic terrorism, the globalization of hate and the erosion of decency. An explosive conflict situation has the international community taking drastic action. The war drums beat loudly as the international community takes drastic action to deal with the aggressor countries and terrorist groups. Pluto employs terror and weapons of mass destruction and Mars is intent on revenge, retribution and punishment.

December 29, 2009 - Jupiter is parallel Neptune in the sky and the energy merger mapped by Jupiter conjunct Neptune is intensified. See December 21. The same mundane matters are being stimulated. Jupiter is the planet of banks and finances and Neptune is planet of confusion, fraud, deception and swindles. At Washington Jupiter and Neptune are in the 6th house (employees, labor and working conditions): And idealistic financial schemes to benefit the workers are being proposed or introduced.

January 9, 2010 - transit Mars is square Moon in the Mars cycle - and the civilians are victims of the violence - shootings, murder and mayhem.

January 13, 2010 - transit Uranus is opposition Pluto in the Uranus cycle. This aspect has formed three times in the past 12 months and it's a no-holds barred fight between two astrological giants. In one corner is Uranus the freedom fighter and in the other is Lower- Pluto the corrupt and depraved enemy of liberty. The social discontentment and unrest spills over into strikes, protests, rebellions and revolutions. Pluto marks for coercive-rule, terror groups and a crime wave. In some parts of the world the social landscape is radically altered.

January 18, 2010 - Jupiter - financial expansion, economic growth and good-will - commences a 12 month transit of Pisces - relief measures, crime, rivers and water-ways.

January 18, 2010 - transit Uranus is conjunct Mercury in the Uranus cycle. This is conjunction number 3: And each time the cry for freedom and liberty gets louder. The students, academics, journalists and writers are leading the protests. The aspect marks for an education revolution, extreme rhetoric and a sensational exposé.

January 31, 2010 - Saturn is square Pluto in the sky. See November 15, 2009. The security problems, economic hardship, employment problems, debt crisis, housing slow down and food shortages are international problems. Destructive weather events are blamed on climate change. At Washington Saturn is in the 3rd house - transport, communications and neighboring countries - and Pluto is in the 5th house - the market, Wall St, risks and hazards. Mars is right on the Ascendant and the 1st house - the people - is very high in discord.

February 8, 2010 - transit Jupiter is parallel Pluto in the Jupiter cycle. This aspect will see the financial sector and banks taking drastic action - or making good-will gestures.

February 9, 2010 - transit Mars is square Sun in the Mars cycle. The discord and strife influences the political agenda and world leaders bicker, squabble and disagree.

February 10, 2010 - transit Jupiter is conjunct the Sun in the Jupiter cycle. The financial and political agendas come together to provide financial aid and other support.

February 24, 2010 - transit Jupiter is parallel Saturn in the Jupiter cycle. More bad news for the banks and financial policy makers - they're downsizing and cost cutting.

March 3, 2010 - transit Jupiter is square Pluto in the Jupiter cycle and a bank hits a brick-wall and the financial sector stumbles. The aspect marks for financial coercion, rising prices, disunity at the trade talks, coercive trade practices and a religious split. It's a high-discord energy mix and the money markets and currency values under severe pressure.

March 20, 2010 - at 1.33pm EDT the Sun enters Aries and a new Sun cycle starts.

In this high-discord chart the Sun forms a prominence (conjunction) aspect with Mercury - the planet of talk and controversy; a luck (trine) aspect with Mars - the planet of strife, conflict, war and aggressive action; a high-discord separation (opposition) aspect with Saturn - planet of economy, contraction, loss, natural disasters, weather events and climate change; a prominence (conjunction) aspect with Uranus - planet of radical action, strikes protests and revolutions; and an obstacle (square) aspect with Pluto - planet of cooperation, coercion, rogue countries, dictators, terror groups and organized crime: And it all adds up to a very eventful astrological year.

The problems and obstacles caused by a lack of cooperation and Lower-Pluto's reign of terror will continue to stifle social and political progress (Sun square Pluto). The prominence of Mercury will display itself as a lot of talk, debate and controversy or if you like 'jaw-boning': And the prominence of Uranus will be evident in the social discontentment and civil unrest that erupts into strikes, protests and revolutions. With Mars trine the Sun the energy and initiative of Mars will have an effective outcome - progress resolving some conflict situations: But Saturn opposition the Sun - and Saturn is opposition Mercury and Uranus too - will generate a lot of fear, anxiety and pessimism. Saturn, the big problem in this chart, turns the spotlight on recessed economic conditions, destructive weather events, climate change, natural disasters, hardship, poverty, food shortages and security issues.

In the US Sun cycle chart the Sun in the high-harmony 9th house turns the spot-light onto trade, commerce, shipping, the Supreme Court, the constitution, high profile court cases, legal decisions, religion, advertising, universities, television and the internet. The high discord 10th house dominates the chart and the President and business have big problems to deal with. Mars is in the high-harmony 1st house and the people are in the mood for action, adventure, guns, strife, risks and accidents. The 3rd house is exceptionally high in discord - Saturn is there - and there are severe problems for the transport system (road, rail and public transport), communications (telephone and postal services) and the press and literary work. Saturn maps loss through a neighboring country. The transport and communication problems could be due to a natural disaster or a destructive weather event.

March 23, 2010 - Saturn is parallel Uranus in the sky - a prelude event to the main performance on April 26. The painful economic readjustment (or revolution) continues with unemployment causing widespread social unrest. At Washington Saturn is in the 8th house (debt levels, mortgages, foreign borrowings and death) and Uranus is in the 2nd house (financial matters, banks and $US) - an unfortunate financial scenario.

April 1, 2010 - Jupiter conjunct Uranus in the sky starts. See June 8, 2010.

April 3, 2010 - Uranus trine Neptune in the Uranus cycle starts. See April 22, 2010.

April 4, 2010 - transit Mars is square Sun in the Mars cycle. The violence is aimed at the political leaders and those in positions of authority - accidents and fires.

A note on Mars: The regularity at which Mars forms aspects in his cycle chart explains why strife and violence events, shootings, murders, robberies, fights, accidents and fires regularly make the headlines - if it bleeds it leads. Aggression is hard to manage. As brute-force, cruelty, hate, anger, wild impulse and speed it does a lot of damage. As energy, initiative, enterprise and resilience it overcomes problems and builds a better world.

April 6, 2010 - In the Aquarian Age chart progressed Mars semisquare birthchart Pluto reaches its use-by date.

April 12, 2010 - Jupiter opposition Saturn in the sky starts. See May 23, 2010.

April 18, 2010 - transit Jupiter is conjunct Mercury in the Jupiter cycle. This aspect brings a financial and or trade and or religious conference into prominence. There are controversial sticking points but Jupiter's good-will will be evident.

April 22, 2010 - transit Uranus is trine Neptune in the Uranus cycle. This high harmony aspect supports aviation reform, an exposé on the pharmaceutical industry and technological innovation, but with discord dominating the air waves the good news may be hard to find. Uranus and his freedom fighters make important gains in their fight for human rights - and the strikes, protests and demonstrations have an idealistic outcome.

April 26, 2010 - Saturn is opposition Uranus in the sky and the high-discord conflict between the conservative hardliners and progressive change-agents continues. The old ways of doing have failed and it's time for Uranus to inject some original thinking into the security agenda. The security problems, employment problems, debt problems and climate change problems are getting very difficult and this aspect proves that technology can't solve the problems. Natural disasters and destructive weather events only add to the hardship and suffering. At Washington Saturn is in the 11th house - Congress - and Uranus is in the 5th house - Wall St, children, the risk-factor, sex, sport and entertainment.

May 1, 2010 - transit Saturn is trine Neptune in the Saturn cycle. This harmonious aspect in the Saturn cycle supports climate-change schemes, poverty reduction schemes, economy and cost-cutting by the airlines, employment schemes and practical idealism. Neptune stands for oil, the aviation industry, inflation, drugs and exaggerated expectations.

May 9, 2010 - Jupiter square Pluto in the sky starts. See July 25, 2010.

May 13, 2010 - Uranus opposition Jupiter in the Uranus cycle starts. At this time the aspect peaks twice - see June 20, 2010 and July 20, 2010 - and finishes on August 29, 2010.

May 15, 2010 - transit Mars is square Moon in the Mars cycle. The violence is aimed at the civilian population and there are shootings, crashes, accidents and fires.

May 23. 2010 - Jupiter is opposition Saturn in the sky and the Moon and Uranus are there too - and the financial messiahs have some very gloomy news to deliver. The business and financial sectors are recessed; the banks are suffering heavy losses; economic growth has slowed; the farming and mining sectors are distressed and there's a food crisis and high unemployment. It's a very gloomy outlook with natural disasters and destructive weather events putting financial stress on the insurance industry. At Washington Jupiter (and Uranus) is in the 1st house - the people and their welfare - and Saturn (and Moon) is in the 7th house - foreign affairs and overseas developments. At first glance the US and her people seem to benefit from the misfortunes of others.

What's going on with Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus? From now till March 28, 2011 a very unusual set of astrological events will occur. The events - Jupiter opposition Saturn and Jupiter conjunct Uranus - occur five times: Three times in the sky and twice in the Jupiter cycle. Each time Jupiter forms an opposition aspect with Saturn he immediately forms a conjunction aspect with Uranus and then in 2011 the pattern reverses. Jupiter is the financial planet; Saturn is the planet of recession and unemployment; and Uranus is the planet or radical reform. Saturn and Uranus have nothing in common. The date sequence is:

May 23, 2010
- Jupiter opposition Saturn in the sky
June 8, 2010 - Jupiter conjunct Uranus in the sky
August 16, 2010 - Jupiter opposition Saturn in the sky
September 4, 2010 - Jupiter conjunct Uranus in the Jupiter cycle
September 16, 2010 - Jupiter opposition Saturn in the Jupiter cycle
September 19, 2010 - Jupiter conjunct Uranus in the sky
January 4, 2011 - Jupiter conjunct Uranus in the sky
January 17, 2011 - Jupiter opposition Saturn in the Jupiter cycle
January 25, 2011 - Jupiter conjunct Uranus in the Jupiter cycle
March 25, 2011 - Jupiter opposition Saturn in the sky

May 24, 2010 - transit Mars is opposition Jupiter in the Mars cycle. Mars ignites a financial dispute, a violent attack on a bank, a religious disputes and a price-war.

May 30, 2010 - transit Mars is opposition Mercury and square Neptune in the Mars cycle. The aspect marks for military madness, a fight over oil, a war on inflation, plane crashes, a war of words and a violent controversy. Mars gives a drug enhanced performance.

June 8, 2010 - Jupiter is conjunct Uranus in the sky. After a very bumpy ride the financial sector is in for an unexpected shock, but more than anything this astrological event is crying out for financial reform. The aspect marks for a financial disturbance, a financial exposé, radical action by the banks and trade reform. The freedom fighters attack the banks and the religious extremists take radical action. The Jupiter-Neptune conjunction is opposition Saturn and square Pluto so there's a high degree of difficulty. At Washington the conjunction is in the 10th house - the President, his administration and business.

June 20, 2010 - transit Uranus is opposition Jupiter in the Uranus cycle and there's a sudden and unexpected financial disturbance, a damaging financial exposé, demonstrations against the banks and enforced reform for the financial sector. The human-rights activists attack the free-trade agreements and Uranus delivers a sensational religious exposé.

June 28, 2010 - transit Saturn is trine Neptune in the Saturn cycle. Saturn stands for economy, restraint and cost-cutting and Neptune stands for schemes. The aspect marks for employment schemes, good-debt and the acquisition of growth assets, cost-cutting by the airlines, a fall in the price of oil and schemes to address the climate change problem. Saturn solves the credit crisis by making easy credit hard to get.

July 5, 2010 - transit Mars is conjunct Saturn in the Mars cycle and the strife of Mars comes into prominence. This aspect marks for war fears, heavy losses on the battle field, rage and grief, military retreats, aggressive security measures, a manufacturing slow-down, angry farmers, mining accidents, fires, destructive weather events and tiredness.

July 8, 2010 - at 1.49pm EDT a new Jupiter cycle starts.

This short Jupiter cycle presides over the financial agenda between July 8, 2010 and February 5, 2011: And the cycle charts for individual countries reveal which sections of their mundane agendas will be influenced by finances, commerce, trade, shipping, arbitration, treaties, religion, preaching, philosophy and advertising. In this chart Jupiter forms an opportunity (sextile) aspect with the Moon - the home, family, food and water; a luck (trine) aspect with Mercury - talk, conferences and controversy; a separation (opposition) aspect with Saturn - economy, constraint, security and safety; a prominence (conjunction) aspect with Uranus - radical change, reform, strikes and protests; and an obstacle (square) aspect with Pluto - crime, coercion, cooperation, dictators, rogue countries, atheism, globalization, computers and television. The best aspect is the trine to Mercury - it maps effective decision-making and luck at the financial conferences and trade talks. The worst aspect is the opposition to Saturn - it maps a financial separation, financial constraints and growing gap between the rich and poor. Jupiter square Pluto marks for severe financial stress, financial crime and religious corruption. At Washington Jupiter (and Uranus) is in the high-harmony 6th house - labour, the work-place, food and disease. This favours employment growth and work-place reform. Saturn is in the 12th house - crime, prisons, prisoners, hospitals, hospital workers and relief; and Pluto is in the 3rd house - neighboring countries, writers, journalists, postal workers, telephone operators, bus drivers, taxi drivers and train drivers.

This Jupiter cycle will start in a very distressed financial landscape. Since mid-May Jupiter has taken a battering. The Jupiter events that occur during the week prior to July 8 provide a preview of what's coming up. They set a trend that can be used as a guide when assessing future events. Note that Jupiter goes retrograde on July 23 and is square Pluto from July 8 to August 12, 2010 - the aspect never reaches a peak date.

Post Script: The 1999 Jupiter cycle was a lot of fun - Jupiter was conjunct Venus - and Jupiter and Venus invited everyone to a prosperity party. This new Jupiter cycle has an important message - the party's over.

July 12, 2010 - Mars conjunct Saturn in the sky starts. See July 31, 2010.

July 20, 2010 - transit Uranus is opposition Jupiter in the Uranus cycle. The financial turmoil continues due to a sudden financial disturbance and a startling revelation about the financial markets or a bank. The religious extremists are taking radical action.

July 21, 2010 - transit Mars is opposition Uranus in the Mars cycle. This time the Mars energy gets extremely violent as the radicals take extreme action - suicide bombings, extremist violence, murders, shootings, accidents and fires. See July 20, 2010.

July 21, 2010 - Saturn - the planet of conservatism, security, economy and loss - starts a 26 month transit of Libra - the sign of marriage, divorce, war, equality, fairness and justice.

What's going on in the sky? During August there's a high discord Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto T-square in the sky - Jupiter is opposition Saturn and square Pluto, and Saturn is square Pluto: And with Uranus conjunct Jupiter and forming an independent T-square with Saturn and Pluto the astrological environment has turned very nasty. The degree of difficulty is reflected in the net discord of the various Washington charts. The Jupiter-Pluto square chart (July 25, 2010) has a net discord of 110. The Saturn-Uranus opposition chart (July 26, 2010) has a net discord of 40. The Mars-Saturn conjunction chart (July 31, 2010) has a net discord of 254. The Jupiter-Pluto square chart (August 3, 2010) has a net discord of 240. The Jupiter-Saturn opposition chart (August 16, 2010) has a net discord of 147. And the Saturn-Pluto square chart (August 21, 2010) has a net discord of 110. And this situation in the sky will replicate itself on the Earth during July and August 2010.

July 25, 2010 - Jupiter is square Pluto in the sky and Saturn and Uranus are there too - and Pluto upsets the financial applecart. Jupiter rules capitalism, the financial sector, trade, the courts, arbitration, selling, shipping, long journeys and religion: And Pluto rules groups, cooperation, dictatorial control, rogue countries, disunity, terrorism, crime, corruption and atheism. Expect - drastic financial developments, dictatorial action by the bankers, a wave of financial crime, financial terrorism, financial coercion and the corruption of religion. At Washington Jupiter (and Uranus) is in the 1st house - the people and their welfare - and Pluto is in the 10th house - the President and business. Saturn is in the 7th house - relations with foreign powers. This chart has a high discord rating - 110 discordynes

July 26, 2010 - Saturn is opposition Uranus in the sky. This is the 5th and final time this aspect will form this time around, but whether it spells an end to the culture clash between the hard-line conservatives and radical freedom fighters remains to be seen. The aspect has delivered a destructive mix of fear and discontentment - and the resulting social unrest has sought to liberate itself from the constraints imposed by orthodoxy and fundamentalism. The farming and mining sectors have suffered because of climate change - storms, droughts, floods and other the destructive weather events - and labour and technology have had an unhappy relationship. The aspect marks for labour difficulties - unrest, strikes, protests and demonstrations. See November 4, 2008, February 5, 2009, September 15, 2009 and April 26, 2010. At Washington Saturn is in the 11th house - Congress - and Uranus is in the 5th house - Wall St, speculation, children, the birth-rate, sex, sport, fun and entertainment.

July 31, 2010 - Mars is conjunct Saturn in the sky and Saturn and Mars are opposition Jupiter and Uranus. This is a very dangerous high-discord astrological event. The aspect marks for war fears, a land grab, rage and grief, heavy casualties, destructive weather events, natural disasters, loss and suffering, a manufacturing slowdown, accidents and fires. At Washington Mars and Saturn are in the 4th house - land, housing and weather events. The 4th house discord is set at 135 discordynes - an earthquake or some other natural disaster?

July 31, 2010 - transit Mars is opposition Venus in the Mars cycle. The destructive Mars energy displays itself as anti-social behaviour and attacks on women.

August 3, 2010 - transit Mars is opposition Mars and square Pluto in the Mars cycle. At this time the violence reaches an insidious level - terror attacks, mob violence, bombings, coercion, kidnappings, military mishaps, military disunity, accidents and fires.

August 3, 2010 - Jupiter is square Pluto in the sky and Mars, Saturn and Pluto are also involved. This aspect spells more stress for the financial sector. See July 25, 2010. It marks for drastic financial developments, the drastic consequences of financial inequity, financial corruption, financial stress for the banks and big business, bank failures, disunity at the trade talks and religious persecution. At Washington Jupiter is in the 4th house - land, housing, farming, mining and weather events and Pluto is in the 1st house - the people and their health and welfare. Mars and Saturn in the 10th house are opposition Jupiter. The chart is very high is discord - 237 discordynes.

August 11, 2010 - transit Pluto is conjunct Mars in the Pluto cycle. This is conjunction #4. See March 5, 2009 and December 25, 2009. Higher Pluto - the humanitarian workers, universal welfarists and spiritual giants - is intent on making the world a better place. They recognize the need for cooperative effort and spiritual aspiration. Lower-Pluto - the dictators, rogue countries, criminals and atheists - is intent on destruction. They recognize that fear, terror and a Godless existence destroy the soul. Mars is the planet of construction and destruction and both Higher-Pluto and Lower-Pluto can employ his assistance to achieve their aims. The battle continues. At its best the international community gangs-up on the enemies of humanity and takes drastic-aggressive action.

August 16, 2010 - Jupiter is opposition Saturn in the sky - and Uranus and Pluto are there too. This is opposition #2 and the business and financial sectors are under severe stress. The economic news is all bad. See May 23, 2010. The aspect marks for recession, a financial slow-down, constrained spending, a fall in profits and financial doom and gloom. At Washington Jupiter is in the 3rd house - transportation, communication and neighboring countries: And Saturn is in the 9th house - trade, law-matters, religion, television and the internet. Pluto in the 1st house is conjunct the Ascendant. The 1st, 3rd and 9th houses are all high in discord and the chart's net discord is set at 147 discordynes.

The signs in the sky and the cycle charts are very ominous and the picture being painted at this time is high discord and very gloomy. But effort is being made to deal with the situation. The economic troubles need to be solved and no doubt effort is being made to deal with the financial, economic, employment, housing, security and other problems.

August 21, 2010 - Saturn is square Pluto in the sky - and Jupiter and Uranus are involved too. Just when you thought it was safe this aspect makes a return visit. It first occurred on November, 2009 and never really went away. The security agenda is under stress from Lower-Pluto and those who are out to grab as much as they can for themselves. Selfishness kills any desire to cooperate. The aspect marks for a drastic security situation, world-wide labor problems, an unemployment crisis, a poverty crisis, a disease crisis, a crime crisis, natural disasters and destructive weather events. At Washington Saturn is in the 2nd house - money matters and $US; and Pluto is in the 5th house - Wall St, risks and hazards. The chart has a net discord of 110 discordynes and it's the final Saturn-Pluto square this time around.

August 21, 2010 - Saturn is parallel Uranus in the sky (and Saturn is opposition Uranus, opposition Jupiter and square Pluto). This chart has a discord of 106 discordynes. Because the parallel aspect lacks certainty and precision this energy-mix will tend to intensify the high-discord social and economic upheaval being caused by the Saturn-Uranus opposition. At Washington Saturn is in the 7th house (the other country and overseas developments) and Uranus is in the 1st house (internal domestic concerns). US discontentment with the other country's hard-line protectionist measures ignites a radical response.

August 28, 2010 - transit Uranus trine Neptune in the Uranus cycle starts. See September 23.

September 4, 2010 - transit Jupiter is conjunct Uranus in the Jupiter cycle. Jupiter - the astrological good guy - is the planet of finances, trade, legal matters, treaties and religion. Uranus - an astrological oddity - is the planet of human-rights, radical action, unexpected shocks, sudden events, unions, strikes, demonstrations and exposés. The aspect favours financial innovation, trade treaties and religious activism.

What's going on in the Saturn cycle? In the current Saturn cycle Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto are all at 5° terminals and this means that when Saturn transits the 5th degree of any zodiac sign he aspects all of these planets - at approximately the same time: And each time a train of Saturn events is set-off. This is the situation in September.

September 9, 2010
- transit Saturn is opposition Saturn
September 10, 2010 - transit Saturn is conjunct Mars
September 12, 2010 - transit Saturn is sextile Pluto and
September 16, 2010 - transit Saturn is trine Uranus and trine Jupiter.

Each aspect maps an individual Saturn event or circumstance - or individual parts of a single Saturn event. The focus will be on security matters, economy, cut-backs, labor problems, debt problems, poverty problems, disease, hardship, natural disasters, destructive weather events, climate-change and the pain and suffering associated with these events.

September 16, 2010 - transit Jupiter is opposition Saturn in the Jupiter cycle. This high-discord aspect to Saturn in the Jupiter cycle at the same time as the previously mentioned Saturn aspects is an ominous sign. It has a short, but not sweet, time-frame. The news from the financial sector is all bad - recessed business activity, a slow-down in spending, bank closures, falling currency values and a climate a fear and pessimism.

September 19, 2010 - Jupiter is conjunct Uranus in the sky - and the Sun and Pluto are involved too. This is the second time this aspect has formed and these aspects in the sky have more power and influence than those occurring in the cycle charts: And this one is again crying out for financial reform - see June 8, 2010. The stimulation to Jupiter has well and truly turned the spotlight onto the financial sector and banks. The aspect marks for a restructuring of the financial market, trade protests, reforms to the legal system and religious activism. At Washington the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction is in the 12th house - hospitals, prisons, relief and charity: And the reduced level of discord in the chart is a little deceptive.

September 23, 2010 - transit Uranus is trine Neptune in the Uranus cycle. Uranus - the planet of invention, discovery and innovation joins with Neptune - the planet of imagination, illusion and hocus-pocus to dazzle you with the latest technology. The human-rights activists achieve some idealistic goals. The two planets are pro human-rights and pro free-speech and this harmonious aspect should keep the spiritual candle flickering.

September 24, 2010 - transit Mars is opposition Sun in the Mars cycle and aggressive action drives the political agenda. There are political disputes, politicians behaving badly, alcohol related violence, mishaps for the adventurers, crashes, accidents and fires.

October 9, 2010 - transit Mars is opposition Moon in the Mars cycle. The strife and violence involves the civilian population and the home and family - accidents and fires.

October 11. 2010 - Saturn is parallel Pluto in the sky - see August 21, 2010. At Washington Uranus is in the 7th house (the other country and overseas developments) and Saturn is in the 1st (home-grown domestic concerns). This time the extreme developments taking place overseas has the US anxious and worried. Unemployment and the social hardship it causes is a top of the list domestic issue.

October 16, 2010 - transit Pluto is conjunct Mars in the Pluto cycle. See March 5, 2009, December 25, 2009 and August 11, 2010. The world's divided and this stifles human progress. The materialistic atheists and their inversive propaganda mangle God and this stifles spiritual progress. They have a malicious intent - and you can't judge the book (the soul) by its cover (the physical appearance) - the wolves are wearing sheep's clothing. Progress requires common human goals and a great team effort and this requires cooperation. The message is clear - integrate or disintegrate. Threats, coercion, intimidation and bullying have no part to play in the collaboration process. This is the fifth and final Mars-Pluto conjunction in the Pluto cycle: And it's been influencing the international agenda since March 2009. Each time it's energized the parties involved in the conflict situation. By now the astrological events precise influence on the global landscape should be very clear - and so should Pluto's intent.

October 22, 2010 - transit Mars is opposition Mercury and square Neptune in the Mars cycle. There are disputes over oil, plane crashes, strife for the aviation sector, violent attacks on the press and journalists, angry words, disgusting behaviour - and the usual mayhem on the 6 o'clock news. Mars - the human volcano - is behaving badly.

October 23, 2010 - transit Saturn is trine Mercury in the Saturn cycle. This is a sober moment amidst the excitement and sensation and the seriousness of climate-change and other security problems is recognized at the talks and conferences. The trine aspect marks for luck - and Saturn will need it!

November 11, 2010 - transit Mars is square Saturn in the Mars cycle and there are disputes over land, war-fears, farming accidents, mining accidents and destructive weather events.

December 1, 2010 - transit Mars is square Uranus in the Mars cycle. This aspect marks for extremist violence, suicide bombings, accidents, fires, strikes, protests and demonstrations.

December 1, 2010 - Mars conjunct Pluto in the sky starts. See December 13, 2010.

December 12, 2010 - transit Mars is square Mars and conjunct Pluto in the Mars cycle. This is a high-discord energy-mix - and a double whammy. See December 13.

December 13, 2010 - Mars is conjunct Pluto in the sky and Mercury is there too. Mars and Pluto mark for drastic violence, insidious brutality, terror attacks, suicide bombings, war-crimes, accidents and fires. The humanitarian workers tend the wounded. A conflict situation with a rogue country requires a unified response but cooperation is difficult. The dictators and military juntas are behaving badly. This is a regular astrological event and it has been know to resolve conflict through coercive force, threats and compulsion. At Washington the Mars-Pluto conjunction is in the 4th house - land, buildings, housing, farming, mining and weather events. The 4th house dominates the chart and is high in discord.

December 25, 2010 - transit Saturn is trine Venus in the Saturn cycle. Saturn stands for economy, bargains, bargain hunters, security, labour, farmers, miners, poverty and disease. Venus stands for social fun, women, beauty, art, jewelry, fashion and confectionery - chocolate and other sweets. Now you know what gifts will be popular this Christmas - and there's a sedate note to the Christmas socializing.

January 4, 2011 - Jupiter is conjunct Uranus in the sky - and Jupiter is spreading some new-year cheer. This further stimulates the need for financial reform - or maybe people are simply doing their patriotic duty at the after-Christmas sales. This aspect marks for the Dalai Lama - an important human-rights activist. Jupiter and Uranus are in Pisces and there's some good news for the dying rivers and waterways. At Washington the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction is in the 2nd house - money-matters, $US and banks.

January 8, 2011 - transit Pluto is opposition Moon in the Pluto cycle. A drastic housing and food crisis involving a huge number of displaced civilians requires an international humanitarian response. The dictatorial authority with its anti human-rights, anti free-speech agenda launches a severe crack-down. This high-discord aspect places the common people in grave danger. In the US Pluto cycle chart Pluto is in the 4th house - the homes of the people and drastic weather events - and the Moon is in the 10th house (the President, his administration and business.) Again we've moved into unchartered waters.

January 17, 2011 - transit Jupiter is opposition Saturn in the Jupiter cycle - it's back again. It again marks for financial difficulties and it's possible that we are still experiencing fall-out from the sub-prime mortgage crisis that hit back in 2007. See September 16, 2010.

January 20, 2011 - Uranus trine Neptune in the Uranus cycle starts. See February 12, 2011.

January 23, 2011 - transit Mars is square Sun in the Mars cycle. There's more strife for political leaders and the ruling authority - political disputes and power rage.

January 25, 2011 - transit Jupiter is conjunct Uranus in the Jupiter cycle - and it's back again too. In response to the financial difficulties there's financial reform - and a change in your spending habits. The aspect marks for radical action by the banks and human-rights activists - strikes, protests and demonstrations. See September 4, 2010.

January 30, 2011 - In the Aquarian Age chart progressed Mars semisquare progressed Pluto reaches a critical state of peak energy. See August 2007 and September 15, 2009.

February 5, 2011 - at 11.48pm GMT a new Jupiter cycle starts.

This Jupiter cycle will preside over the financial agenda till May 2022 - and the cycle charts for individual countries reveal which sections of their mundane agendas will be influenced by financial considerations, commerce, trade, shipping, arbitration, treaties, religion, preaching, philosophy and advertising. In this chart Jupiter forms a friction (semisquare) aspect with the Sun - the political agenda, governments, world leaders and the ruling class; an opportunity (sextile) aspect with Mercury - talks, conferences, controversy, the press and journalists; an obstacle (square) aspect with Venus - art, beauty, the fashion industry and confectionary; a friction (semisquare) aspect with Mars - strife, war, military-matters and manufacturing; a prominence (conjunction) aspect with Uranus - technology, reform, innovation, exposé, human-rights activists, strikes and demonstrations; and an obstacle (square) aspect with Pluto - globalization, groups, cooperation, coercion, terrorism, crime and inversion. The best aspect is Jupiter sextile Mercury. It maps effective decision-making - something that is needed when navigating a complex financial landscape. The worst aspect is Jupiter square Pluto. It maps drastic financial events, coercive trade practices and religious persecution. Jupiter square Pluto puts good-will and charity under severe stress and the pursuit of wealth encourages crime and corruption. At Washington Jupiter (and Uranus) is in the 1st house - the people and their welfare - and this favours a financial good-time. Mercury is in the 11th house - Congress - and Venus and Pluto are in the 10th house - the President, his administration and business. The1st house-10th square creates a situation where the actions of the people and their administration hinder each others objectives.

This is not a bad chart, but the financial environment in February 2011 could be a big mess. In time this chart supports the overcoming of many financial problems - but the square to Pluto is sinister and a big problem. Jupiter is the planet of religion so don't be surprised if Lower-Pluto and his atheistic henchman launch an all out attack on orthodox religion. The Jupiter events that occur during the week prior to February 5, 2011 provide a preview of what's coming up. They set a trend that can be used as a guide when assessing future events.

February 6, 2011 - transit Mars is square Moon in the Mars cycle and the soldiers are shooting the civilians. Mars represents the culture of payback and other uncivilized impulses.
There's aggressive behaviour, domestic strife, accidents and fires.

February 6, 2011 - Mars conjunct Neptune in the sky starts. See February 20, 2011.

February 7, 2011 - transit Pluto forms a sextile aspect with the Sun in the Pluto cycle, but the aspect never peaks at this time. The Sun rules governments and world leaders and the drastic actions they take to deal with the big international problems have the opportunity (sextile aspect) to bear fruit.

February 12, 2011 - transit Uranus is trine Neptune in the Uranus cycle. See April 22, 2010 and September 23, 2010. Uranus is the planet of reform, technology, innovation, sudden developments, discontentment and exposé. Neptune rules schemes, oil, drugs, inflation, the aviation industry, Hollywood and celebrity. The technological gadgetry and sensational aviation news at this time will razzle-dazzle the viewing audience.

February 14, 2011 - transit Mars is conjunct Jupiter in the Mars cycle. A short peak of Mars energy that displays itself as strife for the financiers and bankers, reckless financial moves, a financial frenzy and a violent attack on God's helpers. Mars is preaching payback. This aspect stimulates Mars conjunct Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart. See February 15.

February 15, 2011 - In the Aquarian Age chart progressed Mars conjunct Jupiter is at a critical state of peak power. See October 16, 2009.

February 18, 2011 - transit Mars is square Mercury and conjunct Neptune in the Mars cycle. The Mars energy is evident in the aviation disputes, the plane crashes, the fight for oil, the drug busts, the war of words and the aggressive attack on a journalist.

February 20, 2011 - Mars is conjunct Neptune in the sky. This aspect puts the matters ruled by Mars and Neptune on the front page. Mars stands for strife, conflict, energetic action, speed, bickering, accidents and fires. Neptune stands for oil, easy-credit, inflation, drugs, the aviation and movie industries and Hollywood thinking. The aspect marks for a conflict over oil, a war in the sky, plane crashes, strife for the airline industry, drug busts, strife at the Academy Awards and great theatre at the sporting events. At Washington the Mars-Neptune conjunction is in the 4th house - land, housing, farming, mining and weather events.

February 22, 2011 - transit Jupiter is square Pluto in the Jupiter cycle. The new Jupiter cycle starts with a drastic financial development and Jupiter is square Pluto in the sky too - another double whammy. The aspect marks for drastic action by the banks, bank crime, financial coercion, trade divisions, kidnappings, religious persecution and religious disunity.

February 25, 2011 - Jupiter is square Pluto in the sky. See July 25, 2010 and August 3, 2010. Both the financial sector and orthodox religion are under attack from Lower-Pluto and his corrupt servants. Money corrupts and corruption infiltrates the financial sector - how bad can it get? The lure of wealth causes some people to turn to crime. Pluto has ensured that the financial playing field is very uneven: And there are great inequalities with the distribution of wealth. This is the final Jupiter-Pluto square at the present time.

February 27, 2011 - transit Saturn is trine Venus in the Saturn cycle. This aspect marks for a softening of Saturn's hard-line conservatism. Venus is the planet of beauty, charm, social fun, artistic endeavour, art, fashion, jewelry, chocolate and harmony. The bids are lower at the art auctions and the cost of beauty and beautiful things is declining.

March 3, 2011 - Uranus opposition Jupiter in the Uranus cycle starts. See March 20, 2011.

March 12, 2011 - Uranus - change, radical innovation, human-rights, strikes and protests - starts an 8 year transit of Aries - military activity, manufacturing and pioneering.

March 14, 2011 - transit Mars is opposition Saturn in the Mars cycle. This is the most destructive energy mix of all and the fighting in the war zones takes a heavy toll. The aspect marks for military losses, land disputes, rage and unbearable grief, the destruction of buildings, destructive weather events, wild storms, accidents and fires.

March 18, 2011 - In the Aquarian Age chart progressed Sun - the political agenda, governments, the ruling authority and political and other world leaders - moves to form a high-discord obstacle (square) aspect with Uranus - reform movements, change, radical activity, freedom-fighting, communism, independence, extremists, individualism, autonomy, rebellions, revolutions, strikes, protests, demonstrations, exposés and the unexpected. This aspect marks for a seismic shift in the world's political landscape as governments and those with non-elected political power topple. Revolutions overthrow the ruling authority. The political landscape changes with cataclysmic suddenness. The political agenda hits an unexpected stumbling block and there's widespread political unrest, administrative incompetence, a breakdown in authority and a crisis of leadership. Governments take radical action to contain the civil unrest - the strikes, protests and demonstrations. It's an astral earthquake as Uranus and his freedom fighters demand human rights and freedom of speech for every human soul.

We're in the Sun section of the Aquarian Age and until there is world dominion by a single government or the whole world adopts a single type of government - democracy - aggressor nations will seek to gain world power. The message from the sky is clear - representative democracy and totalitarian forms of government cannot persist side by side: And progressed Sun square Uranus marks for a significant turning point.

Astro-Flashback - 1922-1923: At this time in the Aquarian Age chart progressed Sun was opposition birthchart and progressed Uranus (and sextile birthchart and progressed Neptune.) On July 29, 1921 (the aspect went into orb in May 1921) Adolf Hitler in Germany was made president of the Nazi party; and during February 1922 there was a great deal of discontentment and anti-American feeling in Europe - the Europeans felt that America had profited from the war through contracts for war supplies and postwar relief. In June 1922 the German Racial Freedom Party was formed and during 1923 Hitler, while maintaining his leadership of the Nazi Party, joined with other nationalistic and extremist organizations. On October 31, 1922 Mussolini in a bloodless takeover became prime minister - dictator - of Italy. On July 6, 1923 the Russian Empire became the Union of Soviet Socialists Republics - Uranus rules communism: And on January 24, 1924 in Italy all non-Fascist trade unions (Uranus) were abolished and strikes (Uranus) were forbidden. The Soviet Union formed under this high-discord aspect was later dissolved - on December 25, 1991.

In the USA on May 23, 1923 New York State disregards President Harding's warning and repeals its Prohibition enforcement act: And in defiance of prohibition the aspect launches the Roaring Twenties - a decade of rebellious behaviour - speak-easies, moonshiners, rumrunners, bootleggers and bathtub gin - and a breakdown in authority. At the time progressed Mars, planet of alcohol and intoxicants, was parallel birthchart Sun; and progressed Sun was parallel progressed Pluto, planet of prohibition. Then on August 2, 1923 President Harding (Sun) suddenly (Uranus) died of an embolism. (In the US Aquarian Age chart Uranus is cusp ruler of the 8th house - death.)

In 1922 Howard Carter made the most sensational archaeological find of the 20th Century - the tomb of Tutankhamen. And in 1923 Margaret Sanger opened a birth control clinic in New York that continued till the 1970s.