Forecasts & Dates for Cardinal Crisis Years
Some ominous signs indicate geopolitical consequences as a result of the economic crisis as well as long-standing issues left unresolved by stubbornness, procrastination, and poor policy.
The recent banning of naked short sales in Germany, along with the continued stresses in Europe and its monetary union against wolf speculators, has the markets on edge.
Violence and repression continues in Thailand with the country on the edge just a month before the start of the global cardinal crisis transits.
In the Middle East, it appears that confrontations are ahead this summer, with increasing tensions with Iran possible in the Persian Gulf, while a huge oil spill threatens the Gulf Of Mexico, and American coastal regions.
Seismically, world transits act as sparks on regions of the world prone to earthquakes, and we are now in that transit zone again. I expect to hear of numerous earthquakes followed by large magnitude events along the Ring of Fire especially. Those living in regions prone to even small earthquakes, should update their emergency supplies, and measures.
These tensions occur just prior to the Cardinal T-square months of 2010, and are of concern to everyone who seeks peace, and calm in the world.
I continue to forecast that unless sound minds, common sense, and wisdom is brought into the equation that things could get out of hand this year.
It is important that everyone avoid haste, impulse, and misjudgment in the months to come or there will be geopolitical consequences that are unintended.
Who can afford the Unaffordable?
You couldn't make this stuff up. Truth is stranger than fiction.
Interpol is asking for help from anyone able to assist in recovering the treasured masterpieces.
Serious Crime Brigade officers were questioning the three night staff at the gallery for a clue as to why none noticed anything unusual and why the elaborate electronic systems had failed.
Gone were Picasso’s cubist Dove with Green Peas, Matisse’s Pastorale, Braque’s Olive tree near l’Estaque, Modigliani’s Woman on the range, and Léger’s Still life with candlesticks.
The thief apparently strolled around picking out the works at leisure...
"In a statement last night, Mr Delanoë said that the motion detectors in the gallery had been out of order for some time but the video system was 'working perfectly, transmitting live pictures to the security post.'"
In June last year, a sheaf of Picasso drawings worth several million euros was taken from the Musée Picasso in central Paris during renovation.
In December a thief walked out of a gallery in Marseilles with Degas’ The Chorus under his coat.
In 2008, paintings by Cézanne, Degas, Van Gogh and Monet were stolen from the Bührle Collection in Zurich.
Only the Monet and the Van Gogh have been recovered.
Robert Read, the head of art at Hiscox insurance in London, said that private buyers were unlikely to have ordered the theft because people usually acquired art to exhibit it.
“It is more likely to be criminals trying to extort money out of the museum or the State, or who trade it in the underworld for drugs or weapons,” he said.
At the Palais de Tokyo contemporary art site, which is opposite the Musée d’Art Moderne, Pierre Cornette de Saint-Cyr, the director, appealed to the thieves to give back the works.
“You cannot do anything with these paintings. All countries in the world are aware, and no collector is stupid enough to buy a painting that . . . These five paintings are unsellable, so thieves, Messieurs, you are fools, return them.”
Emmanuel Pierrat, a Paris lawyer who specializes in art, called the scale of the haul exceptional. “At the same time, when you know the way galleries are protected, it is not so surprising. For some reason, the galleries consider themselves impregnable.”
Since the theft of Edvard Munch’s Scream in Norway in 1994, the “priority had been given to surveillance of visitors at the expense of night-time surveillance,” Mr Pierrat said.
Alice Farren-Bradley, of the Art Loss Registry in London, called the Paris theft 'one of the biggest art heists ever, considering the estimated value, the prominence of the artists and the high profile of the museum.'
'Very often they can be used as collateral to broker other deals involving drugs or weapons,” she said. 'They are not necessarily going to be bought by some great lover of the arts.'
Talk About Bad Timing...
Here's one reason:
It is reported that thousands of Hezbollah gunmen are on some kind of "war alert" heading towards Southern Lebanon, while Syria, Hezbollah, Turkey and Israel appear to be in preparations for resumed conflict as all sides are taking on new weapons supplies.
One of the major problems with 2010 are the Cardinal T-Square transits - this summer - along with the position of Jupiter and Uranus near the star Scheat, at the end of tropical Pisces. I have written about this before, and forecasted on this matter last year. I continue to do so early in 2010 as well.
Both planets are now within orb of this malefic star that signifies potential negative events on and over the high seas along with ocean-going and airborne vessels of all types.
My question to Iran's leaders is this:
If you find it hard to refine your own oil in order to make kerosene and gasoline, then why on earth would you choose to try to refine something along the lines of, say, nuclear material, which is inherently more difficult, and a million times more dangerous to your own country? Are you out of your freaking mind or something? Am I the only one that can see this?
The USS Harry S. Truman heads a carrier force sent into the Persian Gulf by US President Barack Obama
"Debkafile's military sources report a decision by the Obama administration to boost US military strength in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf regions in the short term with an extra air and naval strike forces and 6,000 Marine and sea combatants.
Up until now, President Barack Obama kept just one aircraft carrier stationed off the coast of
For the first time, too, the
It is also the first time that Obama, since taking office 14 months ago, is sending military reinforcements to the
It will take place over the next three months, reaching peak level in late July and early August. By then, the Pentagon plans to have at least 4 or 5
Recently, three of their mothers were able to travel to Iran and visit them after not seeing their children for 10 months."
Through tears of joy and relief, the mothers threw their arms up in the air and rushed to hug and kiss their children in an emotional reunion at the Esteqlal Hotel in the capital.
It was the first time the families had met since the young trio were arrested.
Iran detained the three Americans along the Iraqi border in July and have accused them of spying.
Their relatives reject the accusation and say the three were simply hiking in Iraq's scenic northern Kurdish region.
The mothers, who were still wearing Islamic dress and holding bouquets of flowers, arrived in Tehran in a bid to secure the release of their children.
Mrs Hickey, the mother of Shane Bauer, said they were 'very grateful to the Islamic Republic of Iran and the authorities for granting us a visa' to visit their children.
Detention In Iran: Shane Bauer hugs his mother Cindy Hickey, who is desperately hoping her visit will help win the release of the three young Americans.
'We know that this is a great humanitarian act that they have given to us. Our reception was wonderful when we came into Iran,' she said in comments that were aired on English-language Press TV.
Relatives have had little news on the three Americans since their arrest, and their mothers were eager to talk to them and gauge where their health stands after ten months in captivity in Iran's Evin prison.
Nora Shourd has said she is especially worried about the effect that near-solitary confinement may be having on her always social daughter.
Wants daughter back: Nora Shourd is concerned about the welfare of her daughter Sarah (left) who has been detained in Iran's Evin prison since July 2009.
With no one to talk to, Sarah had become seriously depressed, her mother said, referring to information given to her by Swiss diplomats who visited the trio last month.
The diplomats also reported that Sarah was suffering a serious gynecological condition, while her boyfriend Shane Bauer had a stomach ailment.
But Iran's intelligence minister, Heydar Moslehi, has defended his country's treatment of the Americans during their detention.
'We have treated the U.S. nationals according to our religious principles and on humanitarian grounds, even though these individuals committed an act of espionage by illegally crossing the border into Iran,' Mr Moslehi said today.
Iran claims the three entered Iranian territory from Iraq. But their parents argue that if the trio crossed the border it was by accident.
Drama in Tehran: Laura Fattal of Philadelphia grasps her son Josh Fattal in her arms at the Esteghlal hotel in Tehran for the first time in 10 months since he was jailed along with his two American friends, by Iranian authorities.
Let's keep everyone in our prayers during these changing and challenging times.
The cardinal T-square transits are very active from June through September with the months of July and August particularly strong.
It is very important for all parties, including governments, and their leaders to remember the inclinations of the planetary bodies, and how small things can become large things in a short amount of time under the cardinal influences.
Haste, and impulse are most troublesome, as well as allowing unresolved situations to continue into such powerful world transits. In my perspective, much of this is leading up to conflicts, which, under the cardinal T-square transits, can get out of hand.
Therefore, it is wise to allow normalcy to occur, and to avoid the hostile and much unneeded violence that can easily be avoided with flexibility, and co-operation with everyone.
~ The BBC Reports May 21 ~
Jerusalem-- "Middle East envoy George Mitchell wound up a second round of indirect peace talks between Palestinians and Israeli without any outward sign of progress.
The US envoy and Mr Netanyahu met for three and a half hours on Thursday. Mr Mitchell met Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas earlier in the week.
The indirect, proximity talks are set to continue for four months, and should get to addressing some of the core issues - borders, Jerusalem, and refugees.
All parties say they hope these will lead to direct negotiations.
In the current talks Mr Mitchell shuttles between Mr Netanyahu's office in Jerusalem and Mr Abbas' office in Ramallah, a journey of about 10 miles (15km).
Thursday's statement from Mr Netanyahu's office said part of the meeting with Mr Mitchell concentrated on water issues.
The US envoy met Mr Abbas on Wednesday. He was given letters protesting against the killing of a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank, allegedly by an Israeli settler, and the killing of an elderly farmer in Gaza by the Israeli military.
Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said his side also brought up the "the numerous Israeli provocative statements of the last few days".
Palestinian officials have been angered by repeated statements by Israeli officials, including the prime minister, that settlement construction would continue in occupied East Jerusalem.
The Palestinian Islamist group, Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, has criticised the talks, warning that they "give cover to the Israeli occupation to commit more crimes against our people".
The proximity talks were meant to start in March, but Palestinians pulled out of talks after Israeli municipal authorities approved plans for 1,600 new homes in the East Jerusalem settlement of Ramat Shlomo.
The announcement was made during a visit to Israel by US Vice-President Joe Biden and caused great strain in Israeli-US relations.
The Palestinian Authority's formal position is that it will not enter direct talks unless Israel completely halts building in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
In November, Israel announced a 10-month suspension of new building in the West Bank, under intense US pressure.
But it considers areas within the Jerusalem municipality as its territory and thus not subject to the restrictions.
Israel has occupied the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, since 1967. It insists Jerusalem will remain its undivided capital, although Palestinians want to establish their capital in the east of the city, and the international community does not recognize the Israeli annexation of the east of the city.
Nearly half a million Jews live in more than 100 settlements in the West Bank, among a Palestinian population of about 2.5 million.
The settlements are illegal under international law, although Israel disputes this."
- March 7: Palestinian leaders in West Bank agree to join proximity talks already backed by Israel, US and Arab foreign ministers.
- March 9: Israel announces the building of 1,600 new homes in East Jerusalem during visit by US Vice-President Joe Biden, who condemns the move.
- March 11: Mr Biden says there must be no delay in resuming Mid-East peace talks, despite the row.
- March 12: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the Israeli move is "deeply negative" for relation.
- March 15: The US says it is waiting for a "formal response" from Israel to its proposals to show it is committed to Mid-East peace.
- March 16: The US envoy to the Mid-East postpones a visit to Israel.
- March 17: President Obama denies there is a crisis with Israel.
- March 22: Hillary Clinton tells pro-Israel lobby group Aipac that Israel has to make "difficult but necessary choices" if it wants peace with Palestinians. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tells Aipac that Israel has a "right to build" in Jerusalem.
- March 23: Mr Obama and Mr Netanyahu meet behind closed doors with no media access
- March 23 Mar: Jerusalem municipal government approves building of 20 new homes in East Jerusalem
- March 24: Mr Netanyahu ends Washington trip talking of a "golden" solution amid US silence
- May 2: Arab League backs resumption of proximity talks to run for four months, before start of direct talks.
This can lead to escalations that are untended.
So I continue to call for prudence and timing under such strong global inclinations such as the cardinal transits, particularly July and August during the height of the cardinal T-square.
~ The BBC Reports May 18, 2010 ~
On Monday, Iran signed a deal with Brazil and Turkey, under which a large part of Iran's stocks of enriched uranium would be shipped to Turkey in exchange for new fuel for a Tehran research reactor.
It was widely seen as a last-ditch effort by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to deflect pressure for fresh sanctions, a diplomatic coup possibly enabling him to slip out of the encircling net.
But despite that, on Tuesday US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced agreement among the permanent five members of the security council on a new draft UN Security Council resolution on sanctions.
It is not clear whether the 10 non-permanent members of the council will support the draft.
They include Brazil and Turkey, who have both said new sanctions are not now necessary.
But Mrs Clinton's comments strongly suggest that the hard-won support of China and Russia for the sanctions has withstood the blandishments of Mr Ahmadinejad.
At the same time Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, while calling on the world to give the deal a chance, warned Iran that if it did not deliver the fuel in one month, as agreed, it would be "on its own".
Iran watchers are already criticizing Washington for moving the goal posts. The state department spokesman seemed to suggest that only the suspension of uranium enrichment by Iran would be enough to stop the new sanctions.
A senior US official said the negotiations on a fuel swap were on a "separate track" from the discussions over sanctions - and the deal with Brazil and Turkey, while well intentioned, was "largely beside the point."
Turkey and Brazil may also feel disappointed that this rapid announcement by the US secretary of state undermines their effort to find a diplomatic solution.
The problem for the United States and its allies is that they are very keen to keep the pressure on Iran.
Any suggestion that they are willing to hold off on sanctions and the coalition, so tortuously assembled, might begin to fall apart.
The West would fear that it might also give Iran the option to play for time.
After all, they might argue, this latest deal was only won under threat of those very sanctions.
The deal itself certainly leaves plenty of unanswered questions. The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), a Washington think tank, pointed to one of the most obvious.
What happens to Iran's enriched uranium, shipped to Turkey, if and when it gets the fuel for its research reactor?
Under the original deal negotiated in Geneva last October, it was that low-enriched uranium that would be converted to higher-grade fuel for the Tehran research reactor.
Under this deal, it just sits in Turkey, while France provides fresh fuel for the research reactor.
Nothing in the agreement stipulates whether or not Iran gets its low-enriched uranium back.
Another point made by the ISIS is that the situation has changed since the original deal in October.
At that time, 1,200kgs of uranium made up the bulk of Iran's stocks. Shipping it out of the country provided a high measure of security that it could not be diverted to make a bomb.
But since then Iran has been busily enriching. It may now possess more than 2,000kgs of enriched uranium. And what happens also to the higher grade uranium - 20% grade - that Iran says it has been producing itself for the Tehran reactor?
A more fundamental question is whether President Ahmadinejad can actually deliver on this deal.
Two previous attempts to reach a similar agreement fell apart, when Mr Ahmadinejad came under sustained criticism at home.
It was the clearest evidence of the weakening of his domestic political position following last summer's election dispute.
This time, reaction in hardline newspapers has been less negative but still mixed. Iranian, Brazilian and Turkish foreign ministers brokered the deal
Jomhuri-e-Eslami, which is seen as a hardline supporter of the supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, said the deal was "an obvious backtrack from Iran's announced strategy.
It said: "This declaration is not a victory for Iran but it is an obvious backtrack against the bullying demands of the West and the Islamic Republic of Iran should not accept it."
By contrast Keyhan, also seen as close to the supreme leader, said Iran had not backtracked, but rather "gained the objective guarantee that it was seeking".
So even hardliners in Iran are divided. One can only imagine how much greater those divisions are likely to become if they see that the moment is approaching for Iran's hard-won uranium to be sent out of the country, particularly if sanctions are still on track.
Perhaps Mr Ahmadinejad himself is bluffing, reaching a deal he believes he will never actually have to implement.
In that case, Washington might decide the best course is to call his bluff and agree to the deal.
Meanwhile in New York, US officials are confident they have the votes they need for new sanctions - in other words, they have the support of nine members of the security council, and no vetoes from the permanent members.
But Western officials have always stressed the need for as much support as possible, so as to send the strongest possible message to Tehran.
Abstentions or negative votes from powerful countries such as Turkey or Brazil would be very damaging.
Another issue is the timing.
It has always been assumed that no vote would come forward this month while Lebanon is chairing the Security Council, because of the influential role of Iran's Hezbollah allies in Lebanon.
If it does slip to June, then the Americans have to decide whether they feel a vote would be productive in the sensitive days running up to the first anniversary of Mr Ahmadinejad's re-election on 12 June.
So a deal, originally put forward as a confidence-building measure, risks just becoming a new source of bitter debate between Iran and the West.
~ The Guardian Followed Up May 19 ~
Some observers inside the NPT negotiations are saying the US and other weapons states have sought a quick diplomatic victory over Iran at the expense of the long-term prospects of the global arms control regime.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the NPT Review Conference at the United Nations in New York.
Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images
The Security Council smackdown of Brazil and Turkey's efforts to secure a compromise over Iran's enriched uranium stockpile has taken many inside the conference chamber by surprise and triggered a wave of anger over the humiliation of the two countries' leaders, who had invested considerable political capital in the deal.
Anne Penketh of the British American Security Information Council and Rebecca Johnson of the Acronym Institute both report on the diplomatic blowback.
The Turks and Brazilians are of course mightily annoyed, but so are many NAM countries who see this week's sequence of events as yet one more example of P5 arrogance.
All this has come at a delicate moment at the conference. A deal on how to proceed on a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East remains a key to avoiding another fiasco like 2005, as my colleague Ed Pilkington is reporting.
There is a meeting on the zone idea on Wednesday afternoon, to talk about what a conference on the issue would look like, what it would discuss, and whether it would be convened by the UN secretary-general.
The details are potentially a deal breaker for Egypt, and if Cairo and other Arab capitals side with Brazil and Turkey, that could spell disaster for the Obama agenda here, which is to get non-weapons states to agree to more intrusive IAEA inspections and more controls on the export of nuclear technology.
That seems a high price to pay, particularly as not much is going to get done on the Iran sanctions resolution until June 2010, after the Lebanese Security Council presidency.
So why announce the sanctions package on Tuesday and do so much potential damage at the NPT? It's not clear."
Policymakers and diplomats should be keen on seeing the much bigger picture, which is common to mundane astrology. I keep saying that foretold is forewarned.
The configurations are global, and transpersonal, so conflicts ongoing can have a tendency to quickly inflame and expand under the cardinal t-square inclinations, while new issues (many which have been outstanding for some months & years) can quickly come to a head at moment's notice.
Caution is advised.
Again, this is not the year for travel, nor for taking chances on the high seas. I urge caution for those taking part in operations over the water, and, cruise ships, which, I am sorry to say, will not have a stellar year. I warn cruise ship operators to exercise extreme caution this year and to be prudent in their safety responsibilities to their customers and passengers.
BP OFFICIALS deny botching the month-long clean-up of an oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico and deliberately hiding the true extent of the disaster.
"With a thick sludge now washing up in the Mississippi delta threatening disaster for a wealth of animal and plant life, the US administration has set the British energy giant tight deadlines to come clean about their operation.
See the Houston Chronicle's excellent coverage of the BP Oil Spill and the investigation & cleanup of the accident at the Deepwater Horizon, a half-billion-dollar rig owned and operated by Swiss-based Transocean and leased to BP.
"We've mounted the largest response ever done in the world. We put 20,000 people at this."
- April 6-7 - Pluto stations retrograde at 5-Capricorn
- April 7, 2010 - Saturn re-enters tropical Virgo
- April 26, 2010 - Saturn opposes Uranus (4th opposition)
- May 23, 2010 - Jupiter opposes Saturn (first time since 1990-91)
- May 27-28, 2010 - Uranus enters tropical Aries
- May 30th, 2010 - Saturn stations direct motion
- June 5-6, 2010 - Jupiter enters tropical Aries
- June 6-7, 2010 - Mars enters tropical Virgo
- June 8, 2010 - Jupiter conjoins Uranus
- July 5, 2010 - Uranus stations retrograde at 0-Aries
- July 8, 2010 - Jupiter turns North in declination
- July 11, 2010 - New Moon total eclipse at 19-Cancer (not seen in N. America)
- July 21, 2010 - Saturn re-enters tropical Libra for good
- July 23, 2010 - Jupiter stations retrograde
- July 25, 2010 - Jupiter Squares Pluto
- July 26, 2010 - Fifth Saturn/Uranus opposition
- July 31, 2010 - Mars & Jupiter turn S in Declination
- August 3, 2010 - Jupiter, retrograde, Squares Pluto again
- August 6, 2010 - Venus turns South in Declination
- August 13-14, 2010 - Uranus re-enters tropical Pisces
- August 16, 2010 - Jupiter Opposes Saturn
- August 20, 2010 - Mercury retrogrades in Virgo
- August 21, 2010 - Saturn Squares Pluto
- September 8, 2010 - Saturn turns South in declination
- September 8, 2010 - New Moon at 15-Virgo
- September 8, 2010 - Venus enters Scorpio
- September 8-9, 2010 - Jupiter re-enters tropical Pisces
- September 12, 2010 - Mercury stations direct
- September 14, 2010 - Pluto stations direct
- September 14, 2010 - Mars enters Scorpio
- September 19, 2010 - Jupiter conjoins Uranus in Pisces
- October 8, 2010 - Venus stations retrograde in Scorpio
- October 18, 2010 - Jupiter conjoins Uranus in Pisces
Negative attitudes within personal areas of responsibility against those of personal freedom. People generally demand strict obedience to their authority but will rebel against authority at the same time.
Much cooperation is needed to avoid falling into the unfavorable inclinations of Saturn's opposition to Uranus.
A sustained cycle where much insight, honesty, and awareness is needed to offset the powerful tendency to be rigid and unforgiving in personal and professional affairs.
Extreme viewpoints expressed by the ignorant and mentally ill fall under this influence. Loud public pronouncements shouted with wild mannerisms expressing inconsistent attitudes can be observed.
Common sights are: bugged-eye pundits uttering unsubstantiated personal opinions as facts; personal attacks, insults, and acerbic comments designed to bring attention to oneself.
Impulse, haste, snap judgments, immaturity, poor communication skills lacking any sign of social grace and basic manners can be observed.
Negative emotional attitudes bordering on signs of stress and mental illness is also quite common.
There is widespread conflict between the old order and the new emerging order. This is generational.
Groups and individuals battle against corruption of the old establishment, while the old establishment denies losing their clout, and remain fixated on old methods, rejecting anything "new" that threatens their established order.
Concepts and ideas in economic, business and political affairs tend to be impractical, unreliable, and eccentric. Economic life continues to run at a low ebb.
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These conflicts play out with professional and personal relationships in a pre-revolutionary manner - pushing relationships to breaking points.
Saturn's opposition to Uranus is unfavorable when dealing with joint accounts, finances, corporate business affairs, inheritances, insurance, and all economic matters important to organizations, groups, and individuals.
The economic climate is highly stressed, with conflicts between the "old" and the "new" at extremes and waiting for the breaking points to arrive.
Selfish motives within organizations, and groups tend to be those where others try to take credit for the work of others in order to advance their own careers leading to estrangements between associates, colleagues and friends.
Ulterior motives abound, as do negative emotions, rampant cynicism; along with personal and professional betrayals. The feelings are quite intense, as oppositions tend to be.
Saturn's inflexibility grinds against Uranus' desire for significant change. The events that have taken place in the world since 2001 is now moving into the "release" phase and into the second decade of the 2010s.
As the fifth and last Saturn/Uranus opposition peaks by July/August 2010, we should observe strong emotions worldwide; seeking a "release" from the pent up energies, anger, and recriminations that have built up over the recent decade of the 2000s.
General signs of paranoia exists within groups and organizations is one feature of a Saturn/Pluto Square. The large-scale implications of actions taken in government, business, and political groups often force people to face dangerous situations of a sinister nature.
The will power of those involved in personal and professional intrigues is heightened to the point of very negative inclinations with some people using coercive methods to achieve what they perceive as success.
Under Saturn/Pluto this can feature acts of blackmail, threats, and plots at the highest levels of government, within political groups, and corporations.
Paranoid individuals with extreme opinions, and viewpoints is also common under A Saturn/Pluto square.
The emotions can be deep, but the insights are often clouded by dishonorable associations and emotions to individuals and groups who do not have the best interests of others at heart.
Some individuals will find themselves battling against corruption and rampant dishonesty within organizations, or within associations, be they professional or personal with attacks on their reputation coming as a result of fighting dishonest persons and groups.
The coming revelations of widespread corruption in global financial markets, on Wall Street, and other stock markets will be under the Saturn/Pluto square.
Forcing major players to fight for their freedom because of accusations of the theft of tens of billions of dollars leading to a worldwide global recession.
Corporate power plays take center stage under the cardinal crisis transits with increasing political pressure and regulatory scrutiny on major banks, insurance companies, and those implicated in widespread financial malfeasance over the last decade.
The focus on these areas: unemployment, insurance, housing, stock markets, hedge funds, secret bank accounts, general economics, political and government affairs, alimony, and inheritances - is all common under the influences of Saturn's square from Libra to Pluto in Capricorn.
It is also common under these inclinations for opposing groups and individuals to use negative, dishonest, and evil means to obtain personal/profession advantages over others; or attempts to hide past acts of malfeasance to avoid implicating others involved in acts of corruption.
This often backfires under the Saturn/Pluto square and results in public scandal along with damage to the reputation and the careers of those who used negative means to gain what they "perceive" to be an advantage.
Nowhere does "do unto others as you would have them do unto you' applies more than under a Saturn/Pluto world square.
The effect on personal and professional connections can be long-lasting with people completely breaking off any further association with friends, family and colleagues.
Power struggles - both internal and external - is a main theme of a Saturn/Pluto Square.
The will-power is increased, but the personal judgment is often very poor. This gives way to intense emotions that are not clearly understood enough to make valuable judgment calls on all levels of decisions.
Often, decisions are based on perceived "associations" with others who are not one's friends, nor who share one's common interests, except to advance their own personal interests while using others as a means to and end. Very common under Saturn's square to Pluto.
After the square aspect passes, the events which have taken place under its influences are fully revealed, leading to permanent estrangements from those once trusted and valued as friends, associates, or lovers.
Saturn's continued transit through Libra (2010-2012) then features a full distrust and estrangement from those who used dishonest means during the Saturn/Pluto inclinations.
These estrangements will last a very long time and trust will never be restored after the world square aspect has moved out of orb.
The Jupiter/Pluto Square acts much like that of Saturn's square to Pluto. Jupiter's motion into Aries in mid-2010, and then again in February 2011, will square Pluto in tropical Capricorn.
The same kinds of conflicts under Saturn's influence by square to Pluto comes into action with hasty, impulsive and headstrong promotion of one's opinions as facts to gain a perceived advantage over others.
Temptation is strong with inclinations to use dishonest means to get what one thinks they want.
Rampant litigation under Jupiter's inclinations lead to a rush toward legal wars without first seeing the bigger picture. With the Jupiter square to Pluto: it is the forest first, the trees second, but do make sure you count each tree.
The contradictions of this is simple:
Jupiter's square to Pluto, in combination to its conjunction to Uranus in opposition to Saturn, and by square to Pluto, and back, fully complicates matters, so as to act as a powerful feedback loop with amplifiers about to blow loudly if the volume of intensity is not turned down.
The energies of the Cardinal Cross transits are simply too strong. Patience, slowing down, and reposing are the keys to effectively neutralizing these powerful cardinal inclinations.
Under the Jupiter/Pluto square, serious mistakes are often made preparing legal cases without first laying down the proper practical groundwork.
Often, this comes about because of ego, and headstrong acts featuring arrogance and pride; but wholly failing to take into account the small, but very important details.
The majority of litigation made under these influences will collapse like a house of cards after months of what seemed like a iron-clad case.
The only way to neutralize this transit, as with all the others of the Cardinal Crisis transits is to slow down, and to be strictly honest at all times in all personal and business affairs.
Also, the need to remain detached and practical while plodding step-by-step without ego, impulse, and haste. This is the antidote to the impulsive inclinations of cardinal transits.
Power-plays, and forced acts of coercion, with promotions of extreme expressions of personal, political and religious viewpoints is quite common under this global square.
Often, one's aspirations to remake others comes with neglecting one's own house while confused attitudes about ethics and morality are cast aside in favor of haste and impulse - rushing to judgment.
Struggles with corrupted individuals and groups is also common under a Jupiter/Pluto Square.
Criminal underworld groups, and their associates often war against one another in the perceived struggle for "power," without understanding the dire future implications of their violent acts which, in time, will return upon the very people involved in these evil affairs.
There can be dubious spiritual practices featuring over-optimistic false spiritual, religious and political beliefs shaped by the realization that there are large-scale forces at work that the individual (s) have been forced to see as a result of changes in lifestyles.
The square aspect in this respect can be positive if the individual (s) remember to not act in haste or impulse in accepting too easily that which is being realized.
Under the cardinal crisis transits, there are efforts by others to remake or coerce others to partake in evil behaviors - effectively using people to do the things which "appear" to advance the interests of those who agree to take part in actions, or groups.
After the 2010 Jupiter/Pluto Square comes another one by mid-2013 into the year 2014.
This will be part of the Grand Cardinal Cross of 2014 showing powerful cardinal inclinations of haste, and impulse that feeds into the coming Uranus-Pluto Squares of the 2010s.
Again, there is a sense that things are not changing as quickly as people would like them to, and the ramifications of the decade of the 2000s continue to persist into the early years of the 2010s.
Unless the problems of rampant past corruption - especially in the financial sector - then this world Grand Cross, with Jupiter now in Cancer, as part of another series of cardinal crisis configurations - will return to bite back with a vengeance in 2014.
Pisces/Aries - Virgo/Libra
Jupiter at 0-10 degrees Taurus
Such will be the case with the 2010-2012 opposition of Jupiter/Saturn. During these oppositions expect business to suffer as the generational transition continues over the course of Jupiter's opposition to Saturn.
Because of the poor economic climate some people may resort towards using questionable tactics to get ahead and make money.
With the business climate contracted, some will seek shortcuts and dubious actions to get ahead while others continue to face competition with limited resources.
The desired expansion of business is fraught with frustration after frustration, red-tape, barriers, blocks, delays, and legal problems. Rising defaults & bankruptcies increase as a result of past mismanagement of resources and corruption with credit conditions tighter than normal.
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It is an unfavorable time to expand business concerns, or to take chances because of the uncertainty of finances, contracts and commitments from others, who tend to be unreliable due to limited resources, confusion, lack of planning, procrastination, and a general lack of honesty and fair play.
The crush of competition, fighting for a limited amount of customers, with resources lacking can further cause disruptions in professional and personal lives to the point of some leaving entire industries for good.
This will continue under the inclinations of Jupiter's opposition to Saturn.
It is a poor time to seek favors from others, as the business climate of 2010-2012 will continue to suffer from immense commercial & residential real estate losses, double-digit unemployment, and a general sense of malaise from an aging generational establishment.
Those seeing support from official institutions, such as federal, state, and local agencies, may find themselves frustrated with the lack of help usually expected from these offices.
This is because those in positions of power are either on their way out the door themselves, or have become cold and unsympathetic to those in need; preferring instead to look out only for themselves.
While this takes place, many people will see their own personal and professional responsibilities increase; while wages continue to stagnate from the lack of resources, which will be limited because of prior economic corruption and waste.
The opposition of Jupiter to Saturn can test what the true balance really is between being optimistic, and being pessimistic. Much will depend on the ability of the individual to be creative, and patient, while the opposition is underway.
It will not last forever, so those who are looking for opportunities during this time should be aware to remain cautiously optimistic, while clearly seeing what the true barriers to success will be during 2010 to 2012.
Most, if not all of the barriers are those held by people with cold, conservative and uncompromising attitudes. Hypocrisy and distorted moral values is also common under a Jupiter/Saturn opposition.
What used to make sense, and would be expected as normal modes of operation and procedures is perverted by the unyielding attitudes of uncompromising people.
Many of these people will be older, and due to the transit of Saturn, will exhibit rigid views without realizing that in a short period of time after the opposition has waned and passed; that they themselves will receive similar treatment from the very people whom they denied opportunities and relief.
The conflicts which come about during 2010-2012 under the Jupiter/Saturn opposition will tend towards ethics; morals; joint finances, family responsibilities, friendships, associations, romantic relationships, partnerships and corporate struggles that will test the reliability and strength of relationships in general.
The Jupiter/Saturn opposition will begin to weaken in February 2012, and by the end of March 2012, will move out of orb.
There can be tendencies to push things too quickly, to overreach with big plans, and grandiose ideas without firming up foundations.
Under this influence come attempts to force, to coerce, or to remake others - claiming one's desires to reform other while not paying attention to one's own need for it personally. This is also extended internationally.
There are unexpected hostile dealings with foreigners for those outside their home countries, and those overseas tend towards being unpredictable and unreliable.
Prudence, tact, and foresight is strong advised among all parties, be they individuals, groups, companies, organizations or nations.
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Handling this world square will not be an easy matter after the failures of the past generation to resolve many of the outstanding issues of the end of the 20th century, and the decade of the 2000s.
By July 2011, transiting Uranus will come very close to performing a near-exact square to Pluto in Capricorn, but Uranus will station retrograde on July 9, 2011 - delaying the first exact square with Pluto for 11 more months.
Uranus and Pluto, as slow moving outer planets, will remain in orb for most of the decade of the 2010s. Their most powerful inclinations occur from 2011 to the year 2018.
The first of seven (7) exact squares begins officially on June 24, 2012 with Uranus and Pluto square at 8-Capricorn. This is the first in a series of very powerful world square aspects between both planets relative to the Earth.
An unprecedented Seven (7) exact squares occur in just three (3) years: 2012 to 2015
(*) = significant dates
2. *September 18-19, 2012 – second square at 6-degrees Aries/Capricorn
3. May 20, 2013 – third square at 11-degrees Aries/Capricorn
4. November 1, 2013 – fourth square at 9-degrees Aries/Capricorn
5. *April 21, 2014 – fifth square at 13-degrees Aries/Capricorn
6. December 14-15, 2014 – sixth square at 12-degrees Aries/Capricorn
7. *March 16-17, 2015 – seventh global square at 15-degrees Aries/Capricorn
The Bank Crisis and Stock Market Crash of 1929-33 fueled the early years of the Great Depression with rising waves of petty crime and bank robberies. The resulting foreclosures of homes, businesses and family farms amid a depressed global economic system cast a dark shadow over the world.
The NYSE reaching its lowest trading point in history. Weather anomalies under the influence of Uranus in Aries led to the hottest year in U.S. history in 1933-34 with drought and dust storms raging across the American Midwest.
Meanwhile, political extremism ensued with the rise of tyrants, as Adolf Hitler rose to power in Germany while in Japan, radical forms of militarism spread so much that it was being openly taught in elementary and high schools.
The revolts, rebellions and revolutionary sentiments under the Uranus/Pluto squares thus paved the way for the Second World War that followed by the end of the 1930s.
Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn revolve their squares worldwide for much of the 2010s, but the most powerful periods are between 2012 through 2015.
This is a time of great upsets within nations which have now experienced at least four to seven years in the wake of the global economic crisis.
Uranus' penchant for sudden change against Pluto's desire structure in Capricorn for a kind of transformational war that butt heads over the "kinds" of new changes to be realized and those not to be supported.
While this is happening, populations around the world seem to have had it to their chins with the constant disruptions of their lives; the losses of lifestyles over the years.
They react powerfully by demanding immediate changes without question while the forces of the status quo and old establishment refuse to yield - deciding to procrastinate even more.
Groups, organizations and individuals have become radicalized by the events since 2008. So much so, that by the time (June 2012) of the first of seven exact Uranus/Pluto square social unrest is a certainty in regions around the world.
There are increasing signs of rebellions, revolts and foreboding examples of revolutionary sentiments expressed in various nations upset with the status quo, represented by Pluto in Capricorn.
It seems everything is on the table here: economic, social, political and religious structures are be challenged from all sides. People want change, and intend on getting it.
The headstrong inclinations of Aries, with Uranus in it's 7-year transit in this sign, squaring Pluto can indicate sudden deaths coming about unexpectedly; usually through acts of violence, and from common accidents, and unexpected large-scale disasters related to weather extremes.
Past associations, friendships and relationships can become radically changed under Uranus and Pluto's cardinal squares. It is at this time, between 2012-2015 that companies that were hanging on by a thread financially - can suddenly break and fall into bankruptcy.
The entry of Neptune into tropical Pisces in February 2012 will impress dissolution on failing companies afterward, with a slow, but gradual death into the mid-to-late 2010s.
The sudden losses associated with Uranus' transit in Aries can bring about greater financial losses than expected while corporations continue to witness power struggles as the generational transition picks up speed in the early to mid-2010s.
The revolutionary sentiments inclined by Uranus/Pluto come about as a result of the frustrations of the decade of the 2000s.
The global economic crisis, and the resulting societal effects have angered many populations who feel that their governments and representatives were not representing them, but corporate monied-interests that pilfered society's resources.
The resulting backlash featured under the Uranus/Pluto squares of the 2010s will be widespread, and quite unsettling for those involved in the mismanagement of trillions of dollars and euros over the previous decade.
Rising crime can be a problem; also fueled by the lack of resources because of the Banking Crisis of 2008-2012.
Hasty and impulsive actions to acquire money through illegal acts become more public as law and order seems to be failing to take hold of the rising tide of criminal acts perpetuated by career criminals let out on the streets after being released from prison, but not reformed.
State officials, under pressure financially, are forced to release thousands of prisoners in the early 2010s to relieve the system from overcrowding.
If there has been little reform of the system during the time of incarcerations, then obviously the lingering effects of the economic crisis that awaits convicts on the street can be a threat to public safety under the Uranus/Pluto squares.
By the spring of 2014, things become quite tense again globally with another Cardinal Cross - this time a Grand Cross configuration featuring Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto in the Signs of Libra, Cancer, Aries and Capricorn.
Grand Cross configurations in cardinal signs seek immediate release of strong, emotional pent-up energies.
By April 2014, there is a sense among populations that they have had enough. They eject the usual explainations behind the causes of the economic crisis, which, by this time, will have persisted at various levels significantly enough to cause outright revolts in some nations.
At the same time, international tensions are sure to be high as well. There is a strong need for calm, but strong diplomacy as the Cardinal Grand Cross energies peak by April & May 2014.
Resolution of conflicts between nations can occur by utilizing cooperative stances, as well as using the carrot and stick method to bring unwilling parties to the bargaining tables to resolve differences.
The energies of Uranus Square Pluto can be violent. Accidents, and deaths are caused by haste, impulse, and the refusal to be patient, and tolerant.
Aries is the Sign of haste/impulse, while Pluto seeks general transformation, but through a gradual and steady use of the authority, forms, disciplines and structures of Capricorn.
The clashes between pre-revolutionary forces and those managing the old systems of structure can meet in the middle, but this can only be accomplished through diplomacy, understanding with all sides being flexible.
It will not be easy. Those who make the effort to plan ahead, and who are flexible in their thinking, and their attitudes, will do much better than those who are not.