Originally Posted by Ariel Moonshadow
Theo -- good articles, especially the advice portion. The people of the USA are now the proud owners (through our government) of shares of GM (government motors?), which is slipping over the edge of bankruptcy and about to default on its bondholders. Would you take an offer of shares in a company that is going belly-up in place of the corporate bonds you bought in good faith? Neither would I.
We are all facing an economic squeeze in every way possible. Food banks are running out of food to supply empty pantries because people who had contributed to them are now coming to them for help. (Glad I bought that freezer!) Animal shelters are overloaded with pets that families can no longer support. It's either getting down to the wire, or already there, for a lot of people.
This is an edited quote from MMA Cycles weekly preview:
Next Friday, June 5, the transiting Sun starts its translation of a T-square to both Saturn and Uranus, lasting through June 17. This brings up the principles of the Saturn-Uranus oppostion, which is a long-term 45-year cycle associated with financial collapse and crisis, which started in September 2008 and continues to plague all of us. It is likely to continue to impede any real recovery until well into 2010, when Jupiter and Mars will both translate the Saturn-Uranus opposition, July to August 2010.
There is more on the MMA Cycles website, and the weekly preview is free online. My reaction to the current report is "buckle your seatbelts, it's gonna be a bumpy ride." (Was that a line Bette Davis spoke?)
Thanks Moonshadow. It's going to take at least another several years for the U.S. to emerge out from this crisis, according to the world transits. Next year - 2010 - is a year of transition for the entire planet, and by 2011, with Jupiter and Uranus entering tropical Aries, the transition will be over, and the new era will have started.
In the meantime, it's not a good time between now and March 2011 to start anything "new." Most people trying to do this will most likely not be able to follow through until the Cardinal Climax transits are over with by 2011, for the most part.
Summer 2010, as you pointed out, will see Mars and Jupiter translate the energies of the Saturn/Uranus opposition. Next year is the peaking of the Cardinal Climax energies through late degrees of the mutable signs of Virgo & Pisces at that time. It translates more into Aries & Libra as 2011 draws closer.
So this makes 2010 a very important year. We will see some "previews" of 2011-12 in 2010 with the transits of Saturn in square aspect to Pluto at the end of 2009, and into April of 2010, so this helps people to be able to make changes with ideas of trends for the next decade.
It is better to transition gradually, planning for the next decade in layers, while easing oneself into new careers, jobs, and relationships along the way. Too many people will be in transitional cycles of their own to be able to fully commit to anything until March 2011, which is a better astrological time to then initiate new goals and projects planned for from 2009 and 2010.
Many of the influences are transpersonal - meaning that larger scale forces beyond the control of individuals are having an undue influence on their lives, making things more difficult to achieve. The frustration levels are an influence of the outer planets in hard aspect to one another, especially in 2010, and then from 2012-2015 with the seven exact square aspects between Uranus/Pluto.
The best way to navigate all this is to do the best that you can to make adjustments with the 2010s in mind - planning for new situations, careers, and personal and professional relationships by being creative and looking forward to the "new" rather than depending on the outworn. Most structures of the 20th century are dissolving through Pluto's transformational transit in early tropical Capricorn, but it will not be fully completed until Neptune is deeper within Pisces in the late 2010s.